Archive for: November 29, 2008

November 29, 2008

Is “Black Friday” Racist?

Filed under: Political Correctness Run Amok - 29 Nov 2008

Last July, Dallas County commissioners discussing traffic ticket collections were jolted when Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, used the term “back hole” to describe the recurring problem of lost paperwork.

A Warning to the GOP

In an op-ed published after the election, former Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman wrote, “Unless the Republican Party ends its self-imposed captivity to social fundamentalists, it will spend a long time in the political wilderness.”

A Limit Term Solution That Will Pass

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 29 Nov 2008

Human nature dictates that we all act in our own individual self-interest. To expect Unites States Congressmen and Senators to act any differently is not logical. To believe they will place our happiness and freedom above their own is simply …

Disabled Veterans Benefits – Why We Need Improvements

Filed under: American Military - 29 Nov 2008

The seemingly endless struggle of the US soldiers in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to achieve peace in those regions have, sadly, not gone without incurring heavy tolls upon those who have risked their lives for the …

Physicist Pleads Guilty to Espionage for People’s Republic of China

Filed under: American National Security - 29 Nov 2008

A physicist in Newport News, Va., has pleaded guilty today to charges that he illegally exported space launch technical data and defense services to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and offered bribes to Chinese government officials.

Political obfuscation in the stem-cell research issue

One of the most common complaints registered during the recent election season, is that certain policy positions of political candidates are wrongly characterized, or worse, just outright falsely presented by the opposition. Nowhere has this trend been more prominent than …