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  • The Audacity Against Arizona

    07/14/2010 7:10:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/14/2010 | Aaron Goldstein
    One need not be a lawyer to recognize the audacity inherent in the arguments of the Obama Administration against the State of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer in its complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court. The arguments presented in U.S. v. State of Arizona & Brewer are not grounded in constitutional consideration but rather are rooted in a litany of grievances unfettered by reason: If allowed to go into effect, S.B. 1070's mandatory enforcement scheme will conflict with and undermine the federal government's careful balance of immigration enforcement priorities and objectives. For example, it will impose significant and...
  • House Roll Call: Health Care Overhaul [How Did Your Congressman Vote?]

    03/22/2010 5:35:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 91 replies · 2,341+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 22, 2010 | Staff
    The 219-212 roll call Sunday by which the House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 219 Democrats and 0 Republicans. Voting no were 34 Democrats and 178 Republicans. There are 4 vacancies in the 435-member House.
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/19/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 893+ views ^ | March 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • Losing Faith in the Feds (Losing?)

    03/09/2010 6:22:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 1 replies · 49+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/8/2010 | Ralph R. Reiland
    “The majority of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms,” stated CNN, summarizing the results of a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. “Fifty-six percent of people questioned say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens,” explained CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser. By party and ideology, a clear partisan divide was evident in the replies to the survey. Nearly 7 in 10 Republicans and 63 percent of Independents said that the federal government poses a threat to...

    01/27/2010 4:30:51 PM PST · by tarpit · 51 replies · 1,033+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/27/10 | drudge
    EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Wed Jan 27 2010 19:13:14 ET We face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope – what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds and different stories and different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared. A job that pays the bill. A chance to get ahead. Most of all, the ability to...
  • Leadership Test For Obama: Obama must regain public trust to move his agenda

    01/27/2010 5:31:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 427+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/27/2010 | Editorial Staff
    President Obama delivers his first State of the Union speech tonight to a wary nation. He must reconnect with voters who elected him less than 15 months ago on the promise that he would fix the economy, heal Washington's partisan divide and reject the back-room deal-making that prevails on Capitol Hill. On the first promise, he has made some progress. The economy has yet to recover its footing, but Mr. Obama's efforts stopped the slide and fended off an even worse recession. In pushing through a stimulus package and keeping the auto industry alive, the president moved swiftly and boldly,...
  • Guessing What President Obama Might Say in His State of the Union

    01/27/2010 5:20:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 44 replies · 797+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/27/2010 | Harold Witkov
    The secret phrase is "back from the brink." Now that the highly-regarded Ted Kennedy Senate seat has a 41st Republican derričre to keep it warm and the terrified Democrats are fleeing faster than the Brits at the Battle of New Orleans, everyone is guessing what President Obama's next move will be. Will he take note of the will of the people and alter his leftist agenda towards the middle, or will he simply look for new ways to jam things through? Many believe that we might get some clues as to what the president is up to by what he...
  • Wake Up America: Senate Ignores Criminal Liability For Bribery

    01/11/2010 5:07:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 372+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 1/11/2009 | Mary Ellen Jones
    In an effort to take away our freedom and liberty under the guise of “reforming health care,” the Senate has sunk to new lows in its effort to gain favor with an inexperienced, egotistical president. We have all heard the phrase “the issue isn’t the issue” and so it is with the health care atrocity that this Administration and runaway Congress are forcing us to swallow. Despite the fact that 60 percent of Americans are against these 2000 page tomes that give the government control over one-sixth of our economy and remove our choices, Congress, in its zeal to ensure...
  • Feinstein 'Assumes' Commerce Clause Gives Congress Unlimited Authority to Mandate Health Insurance

    12/23/2009 1:36:25 PM PST · by IbJensen · 120 replies · 2,614+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 23, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that Congress has the authority to mandate that people buy health insurance and that there is no constitutional limit on Congress’ power to enact such mandates, adding that this unlimited authority stemmed from the Commerce clause of the Constitution. The health care bills in both the House and Senate require that every American purchase a health insurance policy. At the Capitol on Tuesday, asked Sen. Feinstein: “Where in the Constitution does Congress get the authority for an individual health insurance mandate?” Feinstein said: “Well, I would assume it would be in the...
  • Democrats clear impasse blocking health care vote

    11/06/2009 9:19:50 PM PST · by truthandlife · 102 replies · 6,549+ views
    AP ^ | 11/08/09
    House Democrats have cleared an impasse over abortion that has been holding up a vote on sweeping health care legislation. A vote is expected on Saturday - after President Barack Obama makes a late morning trip to the Capitol to make one final pitch for the legislation. According to Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, he and other abortion opponents will be given a chance to insert tougher abortion restrictions into the legislation during debate on the House floor. The leadership hopes that no matter how that vote turns out, Democrats will then unite to give the health care bill a...
  • What Does 'Hospitalization' Mean? Under Health Care Bill, Kathleen Sebelius Will Decide

    10/29/2009 6:37:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 710+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/29/2009 | Adam Brickley
    ( – If the Senate approves the health-care package passed by the Senate Finance Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will determine the meaning of common medical and health insurance terms such as “hospitalization,” "physician services," “premium,” "prescription drug coverage," “deductible,” and “emergency room care.” The provision giving the HHS secretary this power appears on pages 256 and 257 of the Finance Committee’s gargantuan health-care reform bill, which totals just over 1,500 pages. “The Secretary of Health and Human Services,” says the bill, “shall, by regulations, provide for the development of standards for the definitions of terms used...
  • White House Sidesteps Abortion Funding

    10/12/2009 8:56:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 510+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/10/2009 | Bradley Vasoli
    The White House continues to insist that federal law would prevent any new health-care funds from paying for abortions if President Barack Obama is able to sign a massive new health-care reform package, but pro-lifers dispute those assurances. At a White House press briefing Wednesday, CNS News reporter Fred Lucas asked Mr. Obama’s press secretary Robert Gibbs whether the health-care reform bill currently before the Senate Finance Committee would prohibit the federal government from paying for abortions. Mr. Gibbs responded that a federal law — he was likely referring to the Hyde Amendment — already makes that prohibition. “There’s a...
  • The Obama Justice Department’s Secret Blogging Team… Is it Illegal?

    10/08/2009 4:27:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 39 replies · 2,131+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/7/2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder’s...
  • Congressman says America in political rebellion

    09/21/2009 3:52:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/20/2009 | Jim Brown
    WASHINGTON, DC - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the country is in the midst of a "political rebellion" because his Democratic colleagues are "bankrupting America." The Ohio lawmaker told the Values Voter Summit in Washington Saturday that the Democratic agenda over the past several months has been "nothing short of breathtaking." He noted that Democrats promised "jobs, jobs, jobs" with their 1,100-page stimulus, but instead America got "spending, spending, spending." Boehner said he is focused on taking the gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and during the debate over the" stimulus" package, some House Democrats accused...
  • Massachusetts Gov Says Obama Discussed Kennedy Replacement

    09/20/2009 8:46:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies · 1,707+ views
    CNS News ^ | 9/18/2009 | Glen Johnson
    Richmond, Mass. (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday that President Barack Obama had personally talked to him about changing the Senate succession law in Massachusetts, and White House aides were pushing for him to gain the power to temporarily replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy amid the administration's health care push. A month after a White House spokesman labeled the issue a state matter, Patrick said he and Obama spoke about changing the law as they both attended Kennedy's funeral in Boston last month. He also said White House aides have been in contact frequently ever since and...
  • Obama speech 'a litany of lies' (Stop apologizing, Joe!)

    09/12/2009 4:49:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 766+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/12/2009 | Chad Groening
    A conservative media watchdog organization is demanding that the media reports President Obama's "lies, distortions, and exaggerations" delivered in his speech on healthcare reform Wednesday night. The Media Research Center says President Barack Obama will not stop committing what it calls "serial dishonesty with the American people until the media expose his false figures and bogus exaggerations for what they are: fraudulent scare tactics." The group describes the president's Wednesday night speech about healthcare as "a litany of lies." Listening to a liar: Part II (related commentary) Rich Noyes, director of research at the MRC, says The Associated Press did...
  • HR 3200 provides taxpayer-funded abortions (Liar, liar!)

    09/12/2009 4:42:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 499+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/12/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The healthcare reform bill puts taxpayers in the position of paying for abortions. The House version of H.R. 3200 would drastically change long-standing federal policy, according to Susan Muskett, senior legislative counsel at the National Right to Life Committee. "It creates a nationwide insurance plan run by the federal government that is explicitly authorized to cover all abortions," she explains. "The federal government would be running a nationwide abortion plan." Muskett says apparently there would be no abortions barred. "Abortionists would submit bills to the federal insurance plan and receive checks from the federal agency," she adds. "The federal government...
  • Apocalypse When?

    09/09/2009 7:49:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 889+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/9/2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Six months into a stock-market rally, Wall Street apparently saw more good news last week when a Labor Department report showed employment had jumped to 9.7 percent in August. Exactly why Friday's news -- joblessness at a 26-year high -- produced a 97-point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a good question, but if the stock market were perfectly predictable, we'd all be rich. Alas, we are all much poorer than we were two years ago. The Dow, which peaked above 14,000 points in October 2007, fell below 6,600 in early March -- a 53 percent decline in...
  • Five Reasons to Oppose ObamaCare (Our Health System, Economy and Values Will Be Destroyed)

    08/31/2009 4:58:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 617+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 8/30/2009 | Herb Denenberg
    The reasons to oppose Obamacare are almost endless, but here are enough of them to give you the perspective you may need. 1. President Obama wanted this bill passed before the August recess. But, his answers to town hall questions demonstrate he hasn’t even thought the issues through and doesn’t have the foggiest idea about how the final bill should shape up. For example, when a student asked him about how private insurers can compete on a level playing field with a government insurer, Obama went into a long discourse about how the level playing field should be maintained. But,...
  • Poll: Floridians like town-hall protests, not Obama-care

    08/20/2009 12:39:44 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies · 759+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | August 20, 2009 | Marc Caputo
    TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians like the town-hall protests over President Barack Obama's healthcare plan and disapprove more of the plan and the president himself, according to a new poll. By big margins, Floridians say the protests are not ``un-American'' and they're far more worried about rising taxes and deficits than with the need for a healthcare plan, the new Quinnipiac University poll of 1,136 registered voters shows. Since he began pushing the health plan, Obama's job-approval ratings have flatlined. For the first time in Florida, slightly more people disapprove of Obama's job performance than support it. The split: 48 to 47...
  • 400 Hotel Rooms Booked by White House for Obama Visit to Montana (Marxist Pig Alert)

    08/20/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 212 replies · 11,971+ views
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 | Kristinn
    The White House booked 400 (FOUR HUNDRED) hotel rooms at the Big Sky Resort for Barack Obama's overnight visit last week for a town hall meeting in nearby Bozeman, Montana. Two floors were completely taken over, including the penthouse suites.While the national news media is ignoring the story, local media let the news slip in their gushing stories of how thrilling it was to have Obama in their midst.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Tuesday on Obama's visit, quoting Big Sky Resort spokesman Dax Schieffer:The First Family stayed in one of the eight penthouses on the tenth floor of Big...
  • Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'... Developing..

    08/09/2009 9:07:03 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 17 replies · 1,706+ views
    Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed in Monday USATODAY calls townhall protesters 'un-American'... Developing..
  • Checkmate?

    04/30/2009 3:57:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | April 30, 2009 | Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson
    Some people I know react with incredulity when they hear television commentators remark on President Barack Obama’s brilliance. “How can he say that?” they expostulate. “He doesn’t understand basic economics, and he relies on a teleprompter even during news conferences. This guy is in over his head.” To which I reply: True, true … and don’t count on it. It is true that Mr. Obama’s policy preferences are economically unsound. I first commented on that a year ago when I lamented his preference for foreign aid, which has a record of dismal failure, over the market alternatives — foreign trade...
  • Lawmakers With Guilty Consciences

    03/04/2009 9:55:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | March 04, 2009 | Cal Thomas
    For social liberals, what is it about abortion that makes some of them consider it a sacrificial rite through which only the killing of an unborn child can truly liberate a woman from the clutches of paternalism? A rule approved in the waning days of the Bush administration established broad protections for health-care workers whose religious faith, conscience or moral misgivings forbid them from participating in an abortion. Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services, which is still without a confirmed secretary, announced its intention to rescind the regulation. There will be a 30-day period of public comment...
  • Obama's Culture of Death Justice Department

    02/04/2009 3:35:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/3/2009 | Kristan Hawkins
    President Obama has now achieved a pay grade that requires him to confront weighty decisions regarding the state of this nation's legal order, and the protection of human life. Among those decisions will be whether to use the Department of Justice and our courts to advance a legal order that upholds a Culture of Life. The President appears to be signaling his approach through several nominations to the Department of Justice, and one must wonder whether the Culture of Death is at the threshold. A number of the high-level nominees for Justice, if we view their records as an indicator,...
  • Obama pick: Taxpayers must fund abortions

    01/28/2009 4:02:19 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 9 replies · 659+ views
    WND ^ | January 27, 2009
    President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of state contends American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions, a position that contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution.
  • Nancy Pelosi's Modest Proposal

    01/27/2009 1:59:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies · 741+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/27/2009 | George Neumayr
    "It will reduces costs," Nancy Pelosi said on This Week, in reference to the "stimulus" rationale for sending millions of dollars to the states for "family planning." What would once have been considered an astonishingly chilly and incomprehensible stretch is now blandly stated liberal policy. The full title of Jonathan Swift's work, A Modest Proposal, was, For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public. Change a few of the words and it could be a Democratic Party policy paper. Swift suggested that...
  • Obama Will Overreach

    11/11/2008 3:49:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 318+ views
    News Max Email | 11/10/2008 | Ronald Kessler
    As polls just before the election showed Barack Obama winning, Dave Keene, president of the American Conservative Union, paid a visit to columnist Robert Novak at his home. His longtime friend was chuckling, and Keene asked him why. “Well, my Democratic friends think they’ve died and gone to heaven,” Novak said. “If they’d been around as long as I have, they’d realize that it isn’t heaven, and they don’t have a permanent invitation to stay anyway.” In fact, Keene tells Newsmax, Obama did not win for the reasons he thinks he did, and he can be counted on to overreach,...
  • Bishop (Martino) takes stand on faith at forum (no longer supports Dem party!)

    10/22/2008 8:00:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies · 1,284+ views
    Standard Speaker ^ | October 22, 2008 | LAURA LEGERE
    Local and national Catholics reacted Tuesday to statements by Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph F. Martino apparently discounting teachings of the national body of bishops during a political forum at a Honesdale Roman Catholic Church this weekend. Martino arrived unannounced in the midst of a panel discussion on faith issues and the presidential campaign at St. John’s Catholic Church on Sunday. According to people who attended the event, the bishop chastised the group for holding the forum and particularly took issue with the discussion and distribution of excerpts from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ position on voting issues. The...
  • Archbishop Burke Laments the 'Party of Death'

    10/03/2008 3:26:25 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 359+ views
    At this point, the Democratic Party risks transforming itself definitively into a "party of death" due to its choices on bioethical issues, as Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in his book "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life."And I say this with a heavy heart, because we all know that the Democrats were the party that helped our Catholic immigrant parents and grandparents to better integrate into and prosper in American society. But it's not the same anymore.Nonetheless, there are among Democrats some pro-lifers, but they are, unfortunately, rare.
  • Pro-life Democrats?

    01/04/2007 7:05:09 PM PST · by Tim Long · 11 replies · 659+ views ^ | Thursday, January 4, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Near the top of the new Democratic congressional majority's agenda is passage of federal embryonic stem cell research legislation vetoed last year by President Bush, a measure that will answer a major question. There is no doubt the new bill will pass both houses of Congress. What remains in doubt are the votes to be cast by newly elected Democrats who campaigned as pro-life advocates, particularly Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Outside the boundaries of his state of Pennsylvania, Casey is best known as the son of the Democrat most revered in the pro-life movement: the late Gov. Robert...
  • Democrats Tell President Bush: Don't Propose Judges Against Abortion

    11/13/2006 4:26:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 223 replies · 3,822+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/13/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Now that the elections have given them control of the Senate, leading Democrats on judicial issues have a message for President Bush. They don't want him to send up for confirmation any judges who would be hostile to legalized abortion or they plan vote down or filibuster them. Democrats now have 51 votes in the Senate and will likely have a slim one vote majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress starts its new session in January. Though they technically have enough votes on the panel and in the Senate to defeat any Bush judicial...
  • No Middle Ground [NYT Review of Ramesh Ponnuru' "Party of Death"]

    09/03/2006 12:24:20 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 6 replies · 653+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 9/3/06 | JONATHAN RAUCH
    My friends Jenny and Greg were still digesting the news that Jenny was pregnant with triplets when, only moments later, their fertility doctor sat them down. After recounting the many things that might go wrong in a triple pregnancy, he said, “You really should consider reducing.” Overwhelmed by the prospect of triplets, they were now horrified by the doctor’s casual attitude toward abortion. “Honestly,” Greg says, “I felt like there was no regard for human life.” He and Jenny did not “reduce,” and today their triplets are healthy toddlers. Asked how she feels now about the thought of aborting one...
  • Terri Schiavo's Ex-Husband Campaigns for Democrats, Says No to Republicans

    08/23/2006 3:33:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 54 replies · 1,929+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Naples, FL ( -- Terri Schiavo's former husband Michael, the man responsible for her painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death over a year ago, spoke to a local Democratic group in Florida on Monday night. He told those in attendance they should vote for Democrats over Republicans and blamed the GOP for wanting to protect Terri's life. Schiavo was well-received and got a standing ovation when he spoke to a small group of 150 members of the Collier County Democratic Club. Last year, Schiavo switched his voter registration from Republican to Democrat and has been campaigning exclusively for Democrats during...
  • Democrat 'Party of Death' Ploy

    07/20/2006 9:54:39 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 580+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 21 July 2006 | Nathan Tabor
    The national Democratic Party, which author Ramesh Ponnuru calls the Party of Death, has set its sights on African-Americans during this critical election year. Well-known black leaders such as the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are encouraging blacks to turn their focus away from social issues--such as abortion--and concentrate on other issues as they head to the polls in November. Senator Barack Obama has joined the fray with an editorial in the nation’s most colorful newspaper, USA Today. Obama, who is seen as a future presidential candidate, writes: “My faith shapes my values, but applying those values to policymaking...
  • Dems block GOP efforts in Schiavo case

    03/20/2005 10:32:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 348 replies · 8,030+ views
    Dems Block GOP Efforts in Schiavo Case 18 minutes ago WASHINGTON - House Republicans, seeing Congress as a last hope for brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, convened an extraordinary Palm Sunday session to pass legislation aimed at prolonging the Florida woman's life. Democrats refused to allow the measure to go ahead with a vote, forcing Republicans to scramble to bring their members back to Washington. Photo AP Photo Republicans were denying that political motivations were behind legislative efforts to reconnect Schiavo's feeding tube. "I hope we're not ... making this human tragedy a political issue," said Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting...
  • Mark Steyn: Worshipping at the church of Tim Hortons (social suicide in Canada, Britain and Europe)

    05/03/2006 4:14:07 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 40 replies · 1,997+ views
    Macleans ^ | May 03, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    The idea Canadians have replaced doxology with doughnuts is less Timmy than tinny ------------------------------ The other week, the Toronto Star assigned Kenneth Kidd to do a big story on Tim Hortons as an icon of Canadian identity. This was a couple of days before that odd incident with the fellow going into the men's room and blowing himself into a big bunch of Timbits, so nothing tricky was required, just the usual maple boosterism. And naturally the first thing Kidd did was call up the Canadian media's Mister Rent-A-Quote, Michael Adams, the author of Fire And Ice and American Backlash,...
  • Democrats plan to make destructive stem cell research an issue; bladders grown from adult stem cells

    04/12/2006 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 547+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 04.10.06 | Tom Strode
    Democrats believe making embryonic stem cell research a campaign issue will help them in their effort to gain a majority in the House of Representatives in November’s elections.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has unveiled new advertisements that target seven Republicans who oppose federal funds for stem cell research that results in the destruction of embryos. The Democrats plan to promote the controversial issue with fervor in areas where there are large medical centers or biotechnology companies, the Chicago Tribune reported March 27. They also plan to use the ads in congressional districts known for politically moderate voters but represented...
  • Christian Coalition Urges Senate/House Leadership to Pass 'Terri Schiavo's Law' on Monday

    03/18/2005 3:42:14 PM PST · by vivabushchick · 13 replies · 477+ views
    U. S. NewswWire ^ | 3/18/05 | Michele Combs
    Time is of the essence. Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo removed Terri's feeding tube today. This act will cause Terri Schiavo to suffer an extremely painful death over a 2-week period. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's office said congressional lawyers will appeal to the Florida Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the feeding tubes of Terri Schiavo. Here are the Action Items that need to be accomplished immediately: 1. Christian Coalition activists need to call Speaker Dennis Hastert (202-225-0600) and Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist (202-224-3135) to urge them to schedule a vote on Monday and pass the "Terri Schiavo...
  • Life or Death - A Conversation With Peter Singer

    02/25/2005 11:17:31 AM PST · by NYer · 53 replies · 2,121+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 24, 2005 | ROBERT BRENNAN
    When talking to Prof. Peter Singer, you don’t get the impression that you’re talking to a monster. His views on what constitutes an ethical life might be diametrically opposed to 2,000 years of Catholic moral teaching and might even be construed as monstrous as seen through a God-centered view of the universe, but Peter Singer the person is intelligent, affable, complex and serious.For years he has held one of the most prestigious positions in academia as an ethics professor at Princeton University in New Jersey.Born in Australia, Singer has written and taught extensively on the topic of ethics. If his...