A STORY OF HONOR AND INTEGRITY

With all the negative material we are subjected to every day, I thought I would tell you a story – a true story –  that is guaranteed to brighten your  day. Last November, our son and daughter in law invited my wife and I, along with our daughter-in-law\’s mother, to a place they had booked for a few days in Puerto Rico.  The prospect of staying...

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THE UNION BIG-SHOTS\’ WAR ON REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS

Are unions going to war against Republican Governors – specifically Republican Governors who have made it easier for citizens to get work without joining a union? That depends.  If you think of unions as the people who belong to them – whether voluntarily or involuntarily – the answer is no.  Every study I have seen for years shows that a large plurality of union...

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OBAMACARE : THE DEMOCRATS\’ DILEMMA

How bad is ObamaCare for Democrat incumbents (not to mention insurgents)?  Bad enough that they are trying to find a way out of having to defend it. This is a dilemma.  Because if they say it is the disaster on wheels that most people know it to be, they are going directly against the President and their party leadership.  That\’s not how you get campaign funds. So the...

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OBAMACARNAGE: THE JULIE BOONSTRA STORY

Unless, like me, you read powerlineblog.com, you probably have never heard of Julie Boonstra. Ms. Boonstra is ObamaCare\’s worst nightmare….because ObamaCare is Ms. Boonstra\’s worst nightmare. You\’ll find a full explanation in John Hinderaker\’s harrowing article at the powerline web site.  I urge you to use the link I\’ve provided and read every...

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THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION\’S WARNING TO ISRAEL

Excerpted from Elad Benari\’s article at israelnationalnews.com: WendySherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs and the headof the American negotiation team to the nuclear talks between Iranand six world powers (P5+1), said Saturday that the goal is to reacha permanent agreement with Iran by July 20. Inwhat appeared to be a warning to Israel, she said the United...

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THE UKRAINE IN TURMOIL

It\’s true.  The Ukraine\’s President, Viktor Yanukovych, has left Kiev, his residence and the offices of government have been overrun by the opposition to his Soviet-styled governance, and its Parliament is calling for new elections. But feeling about this are far from unanimous.  Yanukovych had plenty of supporters, and parts of the Ukraine remain strongholds of the...

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THE UNION BIG-SHOTS\’ WAR ON REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS

Are unions going to war against Republican Governors – specifically Republican Governors who have made it easier for citizens to get work without joining a union? That depends.  If you think of unions as the people who belong to them – whether voluntarily or involuntarily – the answer is no.  Every study I have seen for years shows that a large plurality of union...

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DINESH D\’SOUZA\’S INDICTMENT

Dinesh D\’Souza is a politically conservative writer and filmmaker. A month ago, the United States Attorney\’s Office for the Southern District of New York indicted Mr. D\’Souza for violation of campaign laws, based on a minor event involving a total of $20,000 – the kind that is laughed about for just about anyone else. No less an authority than Alan Dershowitz, long-time...

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OBAMACARE: THE CONGRESSIONAL SIGN-UPS

Lots of people in Washington DC are signing up for ObamaCare\’s small business insurance marketplace.  Isn\’t that great? Uh….. maybe not. Read these excerpts from J.D. Harrison\’s article in Thursday\’s Washington Post, and decide for yourself: Thousandsof people have purchased health coverage through the District ofColumbia\’s new small-business...

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REAL RACISM (CONT.)

This installment of “real racism” needs no explanation.  Read the following excerpts from Alan Blinder\’s article in yesterday\’s New York Times, and you\’ll have no problem understanding why: TheUniversity of Mississippi said Friday that students could facecriminal charges for placing a noose on a statue honoring thecollege\’s first black student, and a...

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THE OLYMPICS: OF WIGS AND WINNERS

I am not trying to be cruel or insensitive here.  I like Bob Costas very much.  But – maybe it\’s because of his recent eye problems, maybe some other reason – his wig was so obvious last night that it jumped out at us.  I can\’t believe I\’m “spilling the beans” to anyone by saying this. Bob, it\’s ok to wear a hairpiece.  But...

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THE FCC AND SUNLIGHT DISINFECTANT

“sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”:  Louis D. Brandeis, 1913 Yesterday I blogged about the fact that the FCC intended to nose into the newsrooms of this country to determine what news in what forms and what doses was acceptable.  I referenced  an article by Ajit Pai, in the Wall Street Journal, dated February 10th, and noted that it had barely...

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DINESH D\’SOUZA\’S INDICTMENT

Dinesh D\’Souza is a politically conservative writer and filmmaker. A month ago, the United States Attorney\’s Office for the Southern District of New York indicted Mr. D\’Souza for violation of campaign laws, based on a minor event involving a total of $20,000 – the kind that is laughed about for just about anyone else. No less an authority than Alan Dershowitz, long-time...

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OBAMACARE: THE CONGRESSIONAL SIGN-UPS

Lots of people in Washington DC are signing up for ObamaCare\’s small business insurance marketplace.  Isn\’t that great? Uh….. maybe not. Read these excerpts from J.D. Harrison\’s article in Thursday\’s Washington Post, and decide for yourself: Thousandsof people have purchased health coverage through the District ofColumbia\’s new small-business...

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REAL RACISM (CONT.)

This installment of “real racism” needs no explanation.  Read the following excerpts from Alan Blinder\’s article in yesterday\’s New York Times, and you\’ll have no problem understanding why: TheUniversity of Mississippi said Friday that students could facecriminal charges for placing a noose on a statue honoring thecollege\’s first black student, and a...

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