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December 23, 2007

Our Underground Economy

Filed under: Immigration - 23 Dec 2007

On Tuesday of this week, I received an email from Enterprise Rent-A-Car entirely in Spanish. This was followed by a second email (en inglés esta vez) which apologized for the previous email and offered me a 15% discount on my …

December 3, 2007

Frightful Fairness

Filed under: First Amendment - 03 Dec 2007

Every Halloween, it seems, is accompanied by at least one sequel to an existing horror movie franchise. You know the drill: (Monster/serial killer/evil puppetmaster) returns from (death/summer camp/outer space) to once again visit terror on (a peaceful town/young family/teenage idiots). …

October 16, 2007

The Other Pollution Problem

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood,First Amendment - 16 Oct 2007

A curious Associated Press story out of China recently caught my eye. It spoke of the nation’s efforts to combat “social pollution.” For the uninitiated, social pollution refers to the sewage that clogs television and radio airwaves. It’s the endless …

October 11, 2007

Massive Expansion of SCHIP – A Move Toward Socialism

I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago. Certainly, it’s a hassle for this busy …

September 29, 2007

The Price of Friendship

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 29 Sep 2007

Friendship is a true gift, whether it’s between kindergartners on the playground or countries in the midst of political turmoil. Alliances between nations can be seen as friendship taken to the international level. Given this fact, it should be …

September 26, 2007

The Fred Fracas

Filed under: The Republicans - 26 Sep 2007

Just a week into Law & Order: White House Edition, Thompson appears to be locked in a head-to-head struggle with Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll shows Thompson running at 27 percent among registered Republicans—just under Giuliani’s …

September 25, 2007

The Front Lines of Pseudo-Journalism

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 25 Sep 2007

Traditional journalism has been so battered that it can hardly afford to receive another black eye. Remember the CBS Evening Snooze and the Dan Rather debacle regarding President George W. Bush’s National Guard service? “Just the facts, ma’am” has been …

September 18, 2007

Tax-Funded Spendaholics

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Nanny State - 18 Sep 2007

An interesting story has come across the Associated Press wire-one that should give every taxpayer in America pause.
President George W. Bush noted that the $22 billion difference between the spending proposed by the White House and by Congressional Democrats is …

September 12, 2007

Making the Maverick Mainstream – The Saga of Ron Paul

Filed under: The Republicans - 12 Sep 2007

Certainly, the Presidential candidate who promotes limited constitutional government has a number of factors in his favor. Travel to his campaign site, and you see a website that nearly shouts “social networking.” A list of social networking sites is prominently …

September 6, 2007

New Tax Protest Penalizes Patriots

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 06 Sep 2007

Taxpayer unrest is certainly nothing new to this nation. After all, the New World was populated by people who came to resent the mega-tax policies of the British Empire. There have been plenty of Americans over the years who have …

August 17, 2007

Finding Faith on the Campaign Trail

Filed under: Religion & Faith,The Democrats - 17 Aug 2007

The 2008 election is already emerging as a faith-filled affair—if you are to believe the rhetoric coming out of some candidate camps this campaign season. The Democratic candidates for President in particular are attempting to be “born again” in …

August 15, 2007

Dems Can No Longer Use The Economy Excuse

Filed under: American Economy,The Democrats - 15 Aug 2007

Some economic news came out of Washington this week which should give every Democratic candidate for President reason to pause. What this news bulletin shows is that Dems can no longer repeat the tired Clinton Era mantra, “It’s the …

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