Was the timing merely serendipitous or is something else at play? Yesterday was the “birthday” of the United States Bill of Rights, which our forefathers ratified exactly 220 years ago. The same people who believe the constitution is a living, breathing document just put it on a respirator, metaphorically speaking, by passing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). Obama has declared his intent to sign the legislation, despite initial indications from the White House of a veto (more on that dog-and-pony show later in this writing).
Lies, Damned Lies & Enviro-Fraud
Peter C. Glover Full Story
“The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda”. The late science writer Michael Crichton certainly put his finger on the spirit of our age.
Its overtime, we’re down by trillions of dollars, the White House, Congressional Progressives and the environmental Nazis inside the EPA have shut down our economy, and we’re out of timeouts (continuing resolutions). Its TEAbow time! It is time to take control of the political line of scrimmage in the House and Senate, building a pocket for our new quarterback in the White House, and opening holes for common sense legislation.
Recovering the Spirit of Reagan
Tim Dunkin Full Story
As many astute, and perhaps many not so astute, observers have witnessed over the past few years, the Right—as a broad coalition of compatible movements and ideological subsets—has been floundering in its efforts to make any sort of substantial impact on our political system. This, despite the fact that polling year after year continues to show that self-described “conservatives” (and who knows how many more libertarians, a position that doesn’t get polled typically) make up a fairly substantial plurality among the electorate. We’ve seen popular movements like the Tea Parties explode onto the scene, representing the spontaneous will of the productive people of this nation, and we have seen them have a great deal of success in getting their candidates nominated and elected. Supposedly conservative Republicans regained the Congress which they had lost just four short years before, and appear poised to make further gains in 2012, especially against a widely distrusted and disliked President leading a broken and corrupt Party.
New Energy For Israel
Martin Beranek Full Story
Energy has always been the weak link in Israel’s thriving economy. Decades of digging and drilling yielded practically no hydrocarbons at all. Israel was forced to spend 5% of its GDP buying fuel from suppliers that did not have its interests at heart, and were often unreliable. At one point for instance, Israel purchased 40% of its natural gas from Egypt. But the pipeline across the Sinai has been bombed so many times there was often not enough time between explosions to get the gas flowing again. Post-Mubarak Egypt desperately needs the money to replace lost tourism revenue, but hatred of Israel trumps all.