Archive for: January 2007

January 18, 2007

Tricky Ahnuld: Schwarzenegger mimics hero Nixon

At the 2004 Republican National Convention, Arnold Schwarzenegger told how he first became involved in American politics when he came to this country in 1968. It started when he was watching coverage of the presidential race between Richard Nixon and …

Stoking the Fires of Inflation

The Wall Street Journal, in a January 13, 2007, article by Greg Ip, reports, When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on monetary policy next month, he is likely to get far more scrutiny than usual … Barney Frank, the …

Terrorists Training in South America Threaten US National Security

Filed under: Immigration,War On Terror - 18 Jan 2007

As Americans remember the horror of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington more than five years ago, the US borders are practically as porous as ever. Yet Americans get few answers during the heated debate. What many hear …

January 17, 2007

The Law of the Jungle

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 17 Jan 2007

Some readers may remember that during the ‘Seventies and ‘Eighties it was a fairly regular occurrence to hear media reports of Israeli intelligence (Mossad) agents kicking in the doors of a fleabag flat, hotel room or safe house in some …

Election 2008: Tancredo, Paul and Hunter

Filed under: Immigration - 17 Jan 2007

With the announcement or Rep. Ron Paul this week, and Rep. Tancredo’s concurrent visit to Iowa, it seems that the GOP will finally have some real presidential candidates: Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, and Duncan Hunter.

Is Sleeping with a Kennedy un-American?

What is causing certain powerful Republicans to jump into bed with members of the Kennedy clan? First it was George W. Bush who, at least metaphorically, cuddled with the Chappaquiddick Anti-lifeguard, also known as Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).

George W. Bush Is America’s Worse Enemy

Filed under: Immigration - 17 Jan 2007

At 2 p.m. Central Time today, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, former U.S. Border Patrol agents, must surrender to federal marshals and begin serving prison sentences of twelve and eleven years, respectively.

Terrorist Gets 30 Year Sentence in New York Subway Bomb Case

Filed under: War On Terror - 17 Jan 2007

Convicted terrorist Shahawar Matin Siraj was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for his role in conspiring to plant explosive devices at the 34th Street subway station in Manhattan in August 2004, just prior to the start of the …

Statistical Virtue

One of the first legislative acts of the newly ensconced Congressional liberals was increasing the minimum wage. Countless studies have demonstrated that the legal minimum wage is counter-productive. But it sounds good and it can be applied at one shot …

January 16, 2007

Illegal Aliens are Not Immigrants

Filed under: Immigration,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 16 Jan 2007

“Immigrants Built America” and “We are all Immigrants” are popular slogans at pro-illegal alien protests and in jargon used by those who favor open borders, regardless of the impact on America’s homeland security, economy, or culture.

Ragin’ Kagen: A loose cannon goes to Washington

Filed under: Politics In General,The Democrats - 16 Jan 2007

When conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh gets an occasional caller from Appleton, Wisconsin, he frequently remarks that Appleton is the place where the football teams playing the Green Bay Packers stay the night before the game. Now he …

Foreign Student Visas, Easy Avenue for Terrorists Entry to US

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 16 Jan 2007

Directly following the monstrous attacks of 9/11, the US government took a step back from the routinely lightly vetted approvals for student visa applications, especially from Saudi Arabia. Previous to 9/11, Saudi citizens were also offered quick entry to the …

Nifong Kicks Self to Curb

After pursuing an almost year long Don Quixote-like quest against three Duke University Lacrosse team players (a quest that had none of the honor associated with the mythical knight and included only the chasing of windmills), Durham, NC District Attorney …

Iraq Death Watch: When Did We Become Casualty Averse?

It was fascinating to see the mainstream media’s obsession with the death toll in Iraq as the “grim milestone” of 3,000 U.S. soldiers killed in the war approached toward the end of the year. It was a macabre scene, with …

January 15, 2007

Should Martin Luther King Day Be a National Holiday?

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 15 Jan 2007

Although I am most grateful for the paid day off on Martin Luther King day, I have reservations about the propriety of making the occasion of his birth a national holiday.

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