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  • Politically correct is political ignorance

    12/12/2013 3:45:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Alan Caruba
    Americans are inclined to believe that, with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 was over. In fact, that war of ideologies, communism versus capitalism, began in the 1920s after the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, initiated a covert program to undermine America. Today we call it "political correctness" and its impact on our society is sapping it of its true history and values. "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Intelligence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America" by Kent Clizbe, a former CIA espionage officer, reveals how active and...
  • Are Americans stupid?

    10/01/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 134 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-1-13 | Alan Caruba
    On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as "low information voters," a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their point of view, however, we are the stupid ones. And not merely stupid, but evil. The divide between conservatives and liberals can be seen in the outcomes of the many polls and surveys that are announced on a daily basis. The numbers are depressingly the same; ranging from 40-40% or 50-50%, depending on how many respond that they don't have an opinion. There is, moreover, what I call the "thirty percent syndrome" of...
  • America elected an ignoramus

    04/16/2012 8:33:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 79 replies
    Renew America ^ | 4-16-12 | Alan Caruba
    I do not write unpleasant things about Barack Hussein Obama because he is a Democrat, a far-left liberal ideologue, a confirmed liar, or the sock-puppet of whatever cabal that chose him long ago to be the President. I write unpleasant things because he is all of these things, but also because he is the most stupid man to have ever held the office of President. As far back as January 2, 2010 I wrote that Obama had "an imaginary life" because there was no proof that anything he claimed in his two memoirs, written by the age of 45, was...
  • Obama’s Make-Believe Life

    02/01/2012 4:50:08 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 2/1/2012 | Alan Caruba
    The date was January 2, 2010 and I started the year with some thoughts on Barack Obama that ended up going around the world a couple of times. Insofar as Friday 22nd is Good Friday, I am going to post those thoughts again in lieu of an original commentary. Feel free to share this with friends and family.The date was January 2, 2010 and I started the year with some thoughts on Barack Obama that ended up going around the world a couple of times. Insofar as Friday 22nd is Good Friday, I am going to post those thoughts again...
  • Losing Egypt

    01/29/2011 12:13:48 PM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/29/2011 | Allen Caruba
    Those of us around at the time of the 1979 Iranian student revolution that deposed the shah are having strong feelings of déjŕ vu because that uprising was swiftly co-opted by Ayatollah Khomeini who hated the Great Satan, America, as much as he hated the Little Satan, Israel. The U.S. lost a major ally in the Middle East. The Shah may have been a bastard, but he was our bastard. The CIA had put him on the Peacock Throne. The uprising in Egypt, if taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood, will severely endanger American interests that have largely been coasting...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview caruba, Crowder

    06/05/2009 9:52:42 AM PDT · by ibbetsonusa · 152+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-04-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Alan Caruba, director of National Anxiety Center. Next, we discuss the George Tiller shooting. Lastly, I interview conservative youtube sensation, Seven Crowder. It's a fun education show and we invite you to listen and comment on the show!
  • "Open Access" or Covert Propaganda? (George Soros Alert)

    10/16/2006 6:20:35 AM PDT · by Viking Ski Bum · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | October 16, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    In his book, ''State of Fear,'' author Michael Crichton appended an opinion entitled “Why Politicized Science Is Dangerous,” and cautioned against, “a social program masquerading as a scientific one,” citing the widespread eugenics movement in the early part of the last century. “A second example of politicized science is quite different in character,” warned Crichton. “It exemplifies the hazard of government ideology controlling the work of science, and of uncritical media promoting false concepts.” Just as eugenics drew praise and support from politicians, academicians, and media in its time, so too has the manufactured crisis of global warming today. This...
  • The silence of the lambs: McMillan blasts bureaucrats for destroying public education

    08/15/2002 1:41:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 46 replies · 868+ views ^ | Thursday, August 15, 2002 | Craige McMillan
    No matter where you go in America, some things remain the same. One is the acute injustice of the "education lobby." State budget woes have brought educrats out in force. In Oregon, they want to borrow against next year's budget to avoid this year's cuts. In Seattle, espresso-cart operators have gone ballistic over a 10-cent-a-cup "latte tax" placed on the fall ballot, with the proceeds, in the millions, going to schools. The educrats' universal slogan is "do it for the children." Invariably, "it" refers to the transfer of money from the taxpayer's pocketbook to the educrat's bank account. When I...
  • This U.S. Marine Needs Your Help

    02/28/2005 8:28:23 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 24 replies · 806+ views
    CFP ^ | February 28, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    I served long ago in a peacetime, Cold War army, but my training in the combat arts and the skill-sets necessary to stay alive probably didn’t differ that much from that which Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano received. No, in fact, his training was probably better. Marines exist for one purpose. They are not peacekeepers. They are true warriors. They are the ones sent first to where the fighting will be the worst. They know it. They volunteer for it. On April 15, 2004, the Lieutenant and his patrol were on duty in Iraq’s violence-filled Sunni Triangle. That date...
  • Have Conservatives Thrown in the Towel?

    05/23/2005 8:01:52 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 248+ views
    CFP ^ | May 23, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    An interview with Pat Buchanan in the May 17 edition of The Washington Times has evoked a lot of discussion on the various message boards that self-identified conservatives visit. "The conservative movement has passed into history," said the three-time presidential candidate, commentator, and magazine publisher. He’s right. As a movement, a unifying force, the conservatism that mobilized people to vote in sufficient numbers to give control of Congress to Republicans in 1994 and, with the exception of eight years with Bill Clinton in office, has put Republicans in the White House has lost its momentum. Since then, the Democrat Party...
  • Double standard: Dead Jews vs. dead Arabs

    08/01/2002 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/1/2002 | Alan Caruba
    Does anyone seriously believe the Palestinians want peace? The Israelis retaliated against a man who had plotted the deaths of hundreds of their countrymen and, in return, his colleagues kill whom? University students. Young people among whom were four Americans. The Palestinians danced again in the streets of Gaza. When Israeli Jews die, the world looks on and regards it as part of a war being waged against them. I am not talking of soldiers, but the countless civilians, the children and teenagers who are targeted along with others. As in the Hebrew University bombing, the aim here is to...
  • THE FAILED EDUCATION "REFORMS" (12-year old cuffed for puddle jumping)

    04/13/2003 3:23:34 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 143 replies · 1,582+ views ^ | April 14, 2003 | Tom DeWeese
    Sometimes a single incident can reveal the widespread rot that has affected the nation's school systems as they strive to indoctrinate the children entrusted to their care while neglecting to teach them the Three R's. In Inverness, Florida, a 12-year-old boy was cuffed*, arrested, and taken in a patrol car to jail where he was held for two hours. His crime? You aren't going to believe it! Kyle Fredrikson was walking back to class from lunch when Deputy Tim Langer saw the boy "purposely stomping in the water" after being told numerous times by school personnel to stay with the...
  • Defining Sedition

    01/13/2006 7:04:09 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 7 replies · 491+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, January 13, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    Given the rise in statements about the manner in which this nation went to war in Iraq or our current military conduct of the conflict there, it is time to review the law that defines sedition. It is found in the U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 2388: Activities affecting armed forces during war.
  • The United States of America Should Withdraw From the United Nations

    10/18/2004 12:39:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies · 2,450+ views ^ | October 17, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    There was a time when, if you wrote or spoke out against the United Nations, you would be dismissed as some "right-wing nutcase" who saw conspiracies or was some kind of "isolationist" who didn't understand the need for an international forum where the problems of the world could be resolved without resort to warfare. Turns out that the United Nations, founded in 1948, is not simply incapable of stopping wars and genocides, it is so utterly corrupt that it needs to be eliminated entirely in the hope that the many other existing international organizations, treaties, unilateral and bilateral relations can...
  • Is Newt Gingrich Too Smart to be President?

    05/17/2005 1:01:31 PM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 63 replies · 1,213+ views
    CFP ^ | May 17, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    Say what you will about the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, demonized by the Democrats when Clinton was in office, the man’s intellectual powers are impressive. It was, of course, Gingrich, along with former Rep. Dick Armey, who wrote the Contract with America that put the Republican Party in control of Congress in 1994. The Contract, which virtually all of the then-GOP candidates signed, proposed some concrete solutions to problems. With Republicans in the majority, the welfare system was reformed, balanced budgets followed, and so did the first tax cuts in memory. There were rule changes in the...
  • Animal task force shows claws

    11/15/2004 6:47:38 AM PST · by Calpernia · 56 replies · 5,648+ views
    Breederville ^ | Nov 15, 2004
    Guard dogs on commercial properties would be outlawed, towns could not legally stop people from feeding feral cats and a medical diagnosis would be required to euthanize an animal. Police would be trained to perform CPR on injured cats and dogs, and they would be the front line in animal abuse probes. Special teams of county prosecutors also would be created to handle the cases, much like they already do for child abuse, sex offenses and major crimes. These are just a few reforms being proposed by leaders of Gov. James E. McGreevey's Animal Welfare Task Force, a group charged...
  • Jeremy Reynalds: An Obtuse Foot soldier of a Wretched Tyrant.

    01/09/2003 9:54:29 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 7 replies · 1,594+ views (Azzam's front) ^ | January 04 - 09, 2003 | Abuz-Zubair, Ibn Hamza, Jeremy Reynalds
    BushCountry's intrepid reporter, Jeremy Reynalds seems to have angered some Islamists at Azzam's Forum: Jeremy Reynalds: An Obtuse Foot soldier of a Wretched Tyrant. By Abuz-Zubair on Saturday, January 04, 2003 - 06:21 am: Like Tyrant. . . Like Foot soldier. . . Skulls without brains! Can you believe it?! A Christian fundamentalist, a racist, a nationalist and a Muslim hater, who originally is an Englishman, emigrated to the US in 1979, in a bid to pour the American tax payers’ money in defence of the ‘ever innocent and defenceless’, Zionist state of Israel. Why? Oh, because the ‘Holy Scripture...
  • Jimmy Carter: Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks

    12/16/2002 10:01:58 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 67 replies · 857+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | December 16, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    Let´s just say it and get it over with. The most recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter, is dumber than a box of rocks. He is the quintessential liberal without the slightest grasp of reality. "But, Alan, he was the President of the United States", you say. That´s right and the good citizens of this nation voted him out after just one term because they quickly came to the conclusion he didn´t have a clue about either domestic or foreign affairs. The various despots of the world took a look at Jimmy and instantly knew they had...
  • Kerry Taps the Coward's Vote

    03/03/2004 7:30:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 202+ views ^ | March 01, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    George W. Bush calls himself "a war president," but Americans seem to be more focused of late on the state of the economy. The war was fought and won so swiftly, it has virtually faded from the minds of Americans, despite the fact we have troops deployed in combat situations in both Iraq and in Afghanistan. Once the "embedded" journalists came home, the war, for most people, was over. Only it's not. This war is about transforming a region of the world in ways that may well take a generation or more. It's about ridding the region of despotism. It's...
  • Partisanship + Stupidity = Democrats

    01/18/2006 6:08:25 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 3 replies · 552+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    On January 16th, I attended the 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality. Held in the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, suffice it to say, I had an opportunity to meet a large number of very prominent Americans.
  • The perfidy of ex-presidents

    12/05/2005 1:08:20 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies · 932+ views ^ | Nov. 5, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    We are in a new era of ex-Presidents. Having been the most powerful leader in the world, accepting either defeat at the polls or the finality of a second term, we now have two former Democrat Presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, who will not get off the world stage, nor restrain themselves from the criticism of the current President. It is worse than unseemly, it is the kind of backstabbing behavior that betrays them for the kind of person they were while in office, i.e., petty, vindictive, arrogant, et cetera. Most recently, it was reported that former President Clinton...
  • Have We Lost the Warrior Spirit?

    05/12/2004 10:32:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 301+ views
    National Anxiety Center ^ | May 12, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    I seriously doubt that any of the detainees in the jails in Iraq have ever read, nor even heard of the Geneva Convention. When I was in the Army, no one ever devoted a minute to discussing it, but maybe things have changed. These rules of conduct for war certainly are unknown to the terrorists who have been waging war on the United States of America. There clearly were abuses, maybe even criminal acts committed against some of the Iraqi detainees, but the huge uproar over these isolated events is designed to (1) undermine homefront and military morale, and support...
  • Iran Declares Its Nuclear Bad Intentions

    08/06/2006 10:38:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,070+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Aug 07, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    At what point do Americans and the rest of the world begin to take Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, seriously? He is making no secret of his plans to acquire and use nuclear weapons against Israel, England and America. As any student in Psychology 101 learns, there is something called “projection” in which an individual “projects” onto another person their own intentions, motivations, and justifications. If I say you are planning to harm me, there’s a strong chance the truth is that I am planning to harm you. On August 1, he was addressing a rally that was carried on the...
  • Iranian Alert -- March 12, 2004 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD --Americans for Regime Change in Iran

    03/11/2004 11:36:29 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 26 replies · 4,067+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” But most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. Starting June 10th of this year, Iranians have begun taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change....
  • Locked in a Cosmic Battle With Islam

    04/02/2004 9:52:12 AM PST · by veronica · 34 replies · 344+ views ^ | April 01, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    Americans are pragmatists. We are interested not only in how things work, but how we can improve them. We are fascinated with cars and with every kind of machine and gadget that make our lives easier as well as entertaining us with the leisure time they provide. If you want to find Americans, go to the mall. Despite this, however, Americans can surely be rated as among the most religious people. The success of the film "The Passion of the Christ" is ample testimony to that. The debate raging over the morality of same-sex marriage, the outcry against the removal...
  • Lebanon, the Imaginary Nation

    08/13/2006 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 4 replies · 662+ views ^ | 8/13/2006 | Alan Caruba
    "Before the Israeli attack, Lebanon no longer existed, it was no more than a hologram.” This is what the Lebanese journalist, Michael Behe, wrote on July 30. His commentary was posted on the website of the Metula News Agency in Beirut. To understand the Lebanese situation, it helps to know that, despite a history that dates back to biblical times, modern Lebanon was literally the invention of Western powers, England and France, after WWI in 1920. It became independent of France in the early 1940s. Then, in the 1970s, the Palestinians, driven out of Jordan and elsewhere, moved in. Doing...
  • Hillary Clinton's Culture of Corruption: The Scandal Queen

    03/13/2006 5:56:09 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 96 replies · 2,943+ views
    new media journal ^ | 3-13-06 | Joan Swirsky
    The Fraudulent Senator: Part 1 of a 7 Part Series Once upon a time the woman who former Democrat House Ways and Means Committee Chairman and convicted felon Dan Rostenkowski was credited with calling "the smartest woman in the world'' decided that departing the pinnacle of world power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – where she was co-president of the U.S. for eight years – was unacceptable. In no time, she decided that the fastest route to regaining that power was to spend as few years as possible as the junior senator from New York and then move onward and upward...
  • Global Warming Fiction Vs. Facts

    01/17/2005 11:23:47 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 21 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 17, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    The famed novelist, Michael Crichton, may achieve what mountains of scientific data produced by meteorologists and others have not. He may get the public to understand that the UN Kyoto Climate Control Protocol is, itself, a work of fiction. His novel, State of Fear, (HarperCollins, 603 pages, $27.95) is a technopolitical thriller based on the widely ignored data that global warming is a hoax, but worse than that, it is a hoax specifically designed to harm the lives and the economy of people living in industrialized nations. It may well be the first novel to come complete with a section...
  • Global Warming Bombshell

    01/31/2006 1:29:52 AM PST · by Exton1 · 51 replies · 2,801+ views
    Technology Review ^ | October 15, 2004 | Richard Muller
    Global Warming Bombshell A prime piece of evidence linking human activity to climate change turns out to be an artifact of poor mathematics. ..... Canadian scientists Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick have uncovered a fundamental mathematical flaw in the computer program that was used to produce the hockey stick. In his original publications of the stick, Mann purported to use a standard method known as principal component analysis, or PCA, to find the dominant features in a set of more than 70 different climate records.
  • Islam Vs. The World

    11/30/2001 10:41:31 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 250 replies · 3,438+ views
    Too Good Reports ^ | December 2, 2001 | Alan Caruba
    Osama bin Laden didn't intend to change Islam. He wanted to extend it to the whole of the world while returning it to some mythical golden age. What he has done, however, is roll a live grenade into every mosque everywhere in the world. He has revealed that Islam is neither a religion of peace, nor tolerance. The deepest motivation of its believers comes less from faith, than from a contempt for all unbelievers that is deeply imbedded in Islam. Islam does not free the believer's soul; it enslaves it, because Islam literally means submission. For those eager for spiritual ...
  • Worrying About "W"

    04/26/2005 11:12:30 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 59 replies · 3,631+ views
    CFP ^ | April 26, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    A lot of thoughtful conservatives are having serious second thoughts about George W. Bush. His failure to act upon core values of fiscal conservatism and sovereignty is a growing concern. Donations to conservative organizations and think tanks are in sharp decline. A lot of conservatives have decided to stop giving financial support because they are losing faith in the ability of these groups to have any effect on administration policies. Bush has an engaging personality, but he’s not running for office anymore. He is already a very lame duck. In concert with Republican party leaders in Congress, the White House...
  • Old and In The Way [re: Europe's animus, jealousy, willful spite]

    11/08/2002 8:57:11 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 7 replies · 758+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | December 2002 | Karl Zinsmeister
    In April of this year, I was asked by the State Department to give a presentation on American culture at a large conference of European academics, government officials, and businessmen held in Warsaw, Poland. The event was sponsored by a major German foundation, and there were hundreds of Germans and Poles in attendance, plus smaller numbers of Brits, Scandinavians, Dutch, and other Europeans. There were barons and sirs and Danish executresses in microskirts and fey Frenchmen and Italian journalists sucking cigarettes as if a firing squad awaited--the whole panoply of Eurocharacters, set among the old buildings, gray skies, jammed...
  • Attention Department Of HomelandSecurity: The U.S. Has Already Been Invaded!

    06/02/2003 5:20:42 PM PDT · by Technoman · 60 replies · 562+ views
    TooGood Report ^ | 6-02-03 | Alan Caruba
    In February, an article in my daily newspaper caught my eye. "Illegal immigrant population doubled in NJ during ‘90s." Doubled! In the most densely populated State in the nation, the number of ILLEGAL immigrants had gone from 95,000 to 221,000 between 1990 and 2000. The Immigration and Naturalization Service provided the statistics. The INS noted that, during the same decade, the numbers nationwide went from 2.5 million to 7 million ILLEGAL immigrants. While the Department of Homeland Defense is busy raising and lowering the threat levels to and from yellow to orange and back again, the reality of life in...
  • No Liberals in My Foxhole! (..They are always trying to “understand” the enemy)

    08/01/2006 4:36:04 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 20 replies · 1,183+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | Tuesday, August 01, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    In times of war, the last person you want in the foxhole with you is a liberal. They are always desperately looking for a white flag to wave. They are always trying to “understand” the enemy and excuse his bad behavior. Eugene Robinson, a columnist for the Washington Post, penned a column that is quintessential liberalism. Normally I just dismiss such twaddle, but it occurred to me that it serves as a good study guide to liberalism. He expressed himself on the subject of Lebanon and Israel. Let us dissect it. The first two paragraphs were devoted to making fun...
  • Specious Science In Our Schools

    07/09/2002 11:34:46 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 22 replies · 815+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | July 9, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    In September, millions of America's school children will return to their classrooms where their textbooks are teaching an utterly polluted stream of environmental and other science misinformation. Like so many issues involving our debased educational system, this is not evoking much public outcry. It should. In January 2001, the Associated Press reported that "Twelve of the most popular science textbooks used at middle schools nationwide are riddled with errors, a new study has found." The study compiled 500 pages of errors! "These are terrible books, and they're probably a strong component of why we do so poorly in science,"...
  • Is a Terrorist Army Massing in the U.S.?

    08/28/2004 6:49:37 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 456 replies · 9,144+ views
    MichNews ^ | 08-28-2004 | Alan Caruba
    Is there is an invisible army of terrorists gathering in America today? The mainstream media and the Bush administration do not want to talk about it. In July, Defense Watch reported that, in Arizona, an area called the Naco Strip has become a primary route of illegal entry by “significant numbers of Arab-speaking males.” It took a small town weekly newspaper, the Tombstone Tumbleweed, to reveal that, “males of possible Syrian and Iranian descent have been detained in the past few weeks.” Since October 1, 2003, 5,510 illegal aliens designated “Other Than Mexican” (OTM) have been apprehended while crossing the...
  • Hyping Hydrogen: The Energy Scam

    05/07/2003 11:54:50 AM PDT · by Jack of all Trades · 166 replies · 7,138+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | May 07, 2003 | Alan Caruba
    Not long ago I wrote a commentary, "The Great Hydrogen Myth," in which I opined that throwing another billion dollars at more research for the purpose of replacing oil, coal, or natural gas was a huge waste. Recently, that commentary was posted on an Internet site for those who work in industries that provide and use various forms of energy. It's a favorite among the many engineers and scientists whose lives are devoted to energy issues. Here are some of the responses my commentary received. The names of the innocent have been protected because their jobs depend upon it. "I...
  • North American Union Threatens U.S. Sovereignty

    08/21/2006 5:13:48 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 124 replies · 1,666+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | Aug 21, 2006 | Alan Caruba
    The problem with the Bush administration is that not enough of its officials have read the U.S. Constitution. Take, for example, Section 2 of Article 2. When dealing with foreign nations, it says that the President “shall have the power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur….” So, why is President Bush and his administration seeking to establish a North American Union that would, in effect, abolish the borders between Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America? Moreover, it would involve our government in so...
  • NEA Hastens Death of American Education

    01/08/2003 10:10:01 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 34 replies · 2,994+ views
    INSIGNHT magazine ^ | January 6, 2003 | Ralph de Toledano
    The National Education Association (NEA), just prior to the anniversary of the horror of the Twin Towers attack, urged its members in a directive not to lay blame on Islamic terrorists but instead to lecture students on America's sins. For a day or two, there were some indignant outbursts. But few pointed out the connection between the unconscionable state of American education and the ideological hold the NEA has on our public schools and system of higher education. Millions of high-school graduates pick up their diplomas though remaining functionally illiterate. Education no longer educates as it once did but...
  • Foundation cash funds antiwar movement

    04/02/2003 7:23:14 AM PST · by RicocheT · 23 replies · 1,275+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April, 2, 2003 | Julia Duin
    <p>The American antiwar movement is decked out with all the elements of the counterculture, but it is getting some very establishment funding.</p> <p>In a few months, foundations and donors have kicked in millions of dollars to help antiwar groups stage demonstrations, take out expensive newspaper and TV ads, maintain Web sites, hire and pay staff, and lease office space in high-rent New York, Washington and San Francisco locales.</p>
  • Why it's still worth protesting this war(clueless alert)

    04/14/2003 5:49:10 AM PDT · by Valin · 35 replies · 545+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 4/13/03 | Richard Broderick
    <p>With the final defeat of Saddam Hussein's regime apparently immiment, some people may wonder why I, like many other peace activists, would continue to oppose a war that's all over but for the shouting. It's a point well taken, but I'd like to outline several reasons why I strongly believe it is still important for Americans to go on protesting what has happened -- and what is likely to happen in the near future.</p>
  • American-Born Muslims And The Lessons Of The Lackawanna, NY Terrorist Cell

    09/16/2002 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies · 3,203+ views ^ | September 16, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    It´s fair to say that most Americans were shocked to learn that five American-born Muslims were arrested in Lackawanna, New York, accused of aiding and abetting al Qaeda. They are alleged to have traveled to Afghanistan to train in one of Osama bin Laden´s camps and are said to have actually heard him address his terror troops. The lesson here is that, for "true believers", Islam demands total allegiance to the exclusion of all other loyalties. This is why a meeting of Muslims in England last week to celebrate 9-11 included remarks to the effect that they want to see...
  • Confession: I am in Love with Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    07/16/2003 11:43:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 898+ views
    National Anxiety Center ^ | July 16, 2003 | Alan Caruba
    I like to think of myself as a temperate, moderate man. I have more confidence in my intellect than my heart, but I have a confession to make. I am in love with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. While I have long admired her, I can tell you the moment I fell in love. It was while watching C-Span as she delivered her remarks on June 26, 2003 to the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Not the stuff of great romance, say you? Nonsense! How could any man not find himself total...
  • Goose-Stepping Iranians (Must Read!)

    04/24/2006 5:48:27 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 23 replies · 748+ views ^ | 4/24/2006 | Alan Caruba
    An ignorance of history can leave an entire generation vulnerable to threats they may otherwise dismiss as bombast. Most who lived during the 1930s rise of the Nazi’s Third Reich are dead and all that’s left are the images on the History Channel. That’s why the sight of goose-stepping Iranian soldiers is eerily redolent of goose-stepping German storm troopers. In an even more bizarre reflection of the German regime that emerged in the 1930s is the obsessive rhetoric blaming the Jews for the troubles of the Middle East and the threats to wipe Israel off the map. In the midst...
  • Mexico’s Coming Collapse

    12/29/2005 5:42:21 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 152 replies · 3,580+ views
    The National Anxiety Center ^ | June 2005 | By Alan Caruba
    I received an email recently from a 55-year-old, unemployed American who had been to 14 States looking for work. He couldn’t find any, he said, because "I am not a Mexican." Despite a desire to work, he could not compete with the cheap wages Mexican illegals will take. They do so because wages in Mexico continue to leave a vast portion of that nation’s population in poverty, forced to live on $3 to $4 dollars per person a day. According to data from the CIA, 40% of the Mexican population lives below the poverty line. The current population is estimated...
  • A Year Later: The Immigration Mess

    09/19/2002 7:41:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 25 replies · 435+ views ^ | September 19, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    A year after the attack on this nation, nothing much has been done to address the menace of our immigration policies. Here's a quick look at the abysmal situation, as it now exists. The Immigration and Naturalization Service remains the same dysfunctional agency it long has been. Blithely ignoring the threats to this nation, it has been issuing visas to thousands of people from the very nations that stand opposed to our taking any action against Iraq or dismembering al Qaeda. In the past year - under pressure from various elements of our economy more interested in money than...
  • The Next Attack on the US

    05/28/2004 9:03:44 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 354 replies · 557+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 28, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    It is likely that an attack would be intended to kill thousands, though an attack remains conjecture at this point, based on intelligence gathered by our agencies and other nations. Headlines tell us of government predictions that al Qaeda may intend to mount an attack on the US this summer. Soldiers in Iraq recently found an explosive in Iraq filled with Sarin, a deadly chemical capable of killing many people. The widely expressed doubt that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction should end. In a recent Washington Times column by John McCaslin, he cited a poll by the...
  • Demonizing Doe Run

    05/09/2005 8:08:55 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 26 replies · 660+ views
    CFP ^ | May 9, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    You’ve probably never heard of The Doe Run Company of St. Louis or its subsidiary’s copper and lead smelting operation in the small mountain village of La Oroya, Peru, about 112 miles from Lima, but not long ago, the village had a distinguished visitor, Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies. The day he arrived, La Oroya’s mayor was leading thousands of marchers. Were they protesting Doe Run Peru? No. They were demonstrating against anti-mining activists, like Oxfam and groups tied to Christian Aid, the Sierra Club, EarthJustice and Friends of the Earth...
  • Mexico's Undeclared War on America

    01/22/2005 9:09:14 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 81 replies · 2,238+ views
    Toronto Free Press ^ | 01/22/2005 | Alan Caruba
    If a foreign country was sending more than a million of its people to illegally enter the United States every year surely that would be grounds for war. Mexico is doing that. It is no stretch of imagination to say that Mexico in engaged in an undeclared war on the United States of America. U.S. Border Patrol Agents, according to a January 10 article in the Washington Times, "apprehended 1.15 million illegal aliens last year trying to sneak into the United States between the nation’s land ports of entry, more than 3,100 a day--a 24 percent increase over the year...
  • The New Last Refuge of Scoundrels - Environmentalism

    12/13/2002 1:49:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 291+ views ^ | 12. 11. 02 | Alan Caruba
    "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," said Samuel Johnson on April 7, 1775. If the great man of British letters were alive today, he might amend that to say that, in America, "environmentalism is the new last refuge of scoundrels." I surely would. I was reminded of Johnson's quote by two other quotes. They were by aspiring candidates for the Democrat Party's nomination to be president in 2004. The trigger was news that the Environmental Protection Agency had decided to revise the rules concerning how much "pollution" could be released by utilities upon which we depend for electricity....