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  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • N.C. billboards debate Pledge of Allegiance

    07/10/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 8th
    Asheville, N.C. — God and country are the theme of battling billboards sprouting up across North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that billboards with the message "one nation, under God" are going up across the state. They're a response to billboards placed in six North Carolina cities by the North Carolina Secular Association. Those signs with the message "one nation indivisible" drop the words "under God," which were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are patriotic. A coalition called We Still Pray has bought space on six electronic billboards...
  • Pledge of Confusion? Schools Wrestle With Flag Policy in Classroom

    09/14/2009 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 10 replies · 888+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, September 14, 2009 | Allison Pataki
    It's a new school year, but an old fight is brewing in American classrooms. Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads once again over the Pledge of Allegiance. The courts have consistently ruled that students have the right not to recite the pledge in public schools. But now some First Amendment advocates are taking it one step further, arguing that the law compels educators to inform kids at the beginning of school that the decision is entirely up to them. They're advocating a "Miranda warning" for the Pledge... See the rest of article posted at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,550063,00.html.
  • Cult of Environmentalism Takes Over Catholic Elementary School (VIDEO)

    09/07/2009 6:15:40 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 727+ views
    The cult of enviornmentalism is being preached at St. Mary’s Resurrection Elementary School in New Jersey. In this Fox Report below, you’ll see Catholic school children start their day by pledging “allegiance to the earth and all Her sacred hearts”, an allusion to the Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus. You’ll also hear them sing their song, “Whose the greatest mom of all? Earth Mama!” It’s hard to believe that a Catholic teaches children to replace Mother Mary with Mother Earth as the “greatest mom of all”, because actually, Catholic educators, Mary isn’t just the greatest mom of all, she’s...
  • I pledge allegiance to the earth

    09/07/2009 2:40:51 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 615+ views
  • “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama”

    09/02/2009 3:54:09 PM PDT · by thouworm · 334 replies · 16,063+ views
    Drudge; Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/2/09 | Michelle Malkin
    What more can be said
  • Patriotism or prejudice? Teen suspended for criticizing Muslim student

    08/31/2009 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,920+ views
    ABCActionNews ^ | 8/31/09 | Elizabeth Dinh
    SPRING HILL, FL -- While showing off her JROTC uniform, 16-year-old Heather Lawrence told us joining the Army is her next big goal, to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. "Our flag represents everything that our country is," she said. The teen says an issue over the American flag is why she was written up and handed a five-day suspension from Springstead High School this week for criticizing a Muslim student. Heather says the other girl was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance. "You know, I made a not-so-kind remark, and I do sincerely apologize for...
  • Why Is Obama Hiding Behind His Staff?

    07/06/2009 4:48:57 AM PDT · by nateriver · 12 replies · 667+ views
    Obama’s Tax Promise: A Timeline of Conflicting Statements David Axelrod refused three times to affirm President Barack Obama’s central campaign promise not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year, WH spokesman Robert Gibbs did the same.
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Take The Pledge

    01/24/2007 6:31:19 PM PST · by sono · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 1/24/2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Take the Pledge. After you have taken the pledge, please call Senator McConnell's office and urge a filibuster of Senator Biden's and Senator Warner's resolutions. Senator McConnell's office number is (202) 224-2541. The capitol switchboard is 202-225-3121. Senator McConnell's e-mail is here. Yesterday General Petraeus testified that the Biden/Warner resolutions and those like them encourage the enemy. What does it mean, "to encourage the enemy?" It means that the enemy gathers will and strength from the prospect of a collapsing political will to seek victory in Iraq and stability in the region. With that additional strength and will the enemy...
  • Warner to Oppose Vote on Own Resolution

    02/03/2007 8:58:13 AM PST · by Valin · 13 replies · 558+ views
    Powerline ^ | 2/3/07
    Senator John Warner will join what appears to be a unanimous Senate Republican caucus in opposing a Senate vote on his anti-Bush administration resolution, unless competing resolutions are also voted on: "Senator Warner supports the Senate Republican leadership's effort to establish a free and open debate on Iraq on the Senate floor, including possible amendments," a spokesman for the Virginia Republican said yesterday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Mr. Warner told colleagues during a closed-door strategy meeting at the Library of Congress that he opposes the manner in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is conducting debate on...
  • Senator McConnell: The NRSC Will Support Senators Who Vote for Levin-Warner

    02/02/2007 8:49:13 PM PST · by Valin · 18 replies · 731+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 2/2/07 | Mitch McConnell / Hugh Hewitt
    Senator McConnell: The NRSC Will Support Senators Who Vote for Levin-Warner Posted by Hugh Hewitt | 6:41 PM Which means that 32,000 pledge takers won't be supporting the NRSC (or those senators who vote for Levin-Warner.) There is still some hope, however, that a unified GOP caucus will kill Warner-Levin quietly by refusing to allow a vote on it at all. Transcript of my conversation with Senator McConnell. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell updates on the Iraq resolutions to come next week. HH: Joined now by the leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell. Senator McConnell,...
  • Memo From Ben Franklin To Senators Collins, Hagel, and Warner

    02/02/2007 8:02:41 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 385+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/2/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Republican senators are gathering at the Library of Congress today. From RollCall Senators will meet at the Library of Congress on Friday to brainstorm over legislative priorities and agree on the makings of a GOP agenda they hope will serve as a strong alternative to the Democrats. Republicans believe that one reason they lost so handily in 2006 is because they lost sight of their defining party principles and didn’t effectively lay out their vision to the electorate. Republican Conference Chairman Jon Kyl (Ariz.) is coordinating the session, which is set to include broad discussions of party principles such as...
  • A Political Gettysburg –Without A Joshua Chamberlain

    02/01/2007 8:04:47 AM PST · by Valin · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/1/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Much sooner than anyone had anticipated, the Congressional democrats forced upon their Republican counterparts a decisive action over the future of the Iraq war. Perhaps sensing the almost complete lack of energy in the GOP caucus in Senate and House, or perhaps because they feared that the president was simply not going to misread the losses of November as a repudiation of purposefulness in the war, Democrats got out their long knives and went after the president’s promise to send reinforcements and fresh leadership to Iraq. Slow Joe Biden lept into action and, taking a break from commenting on Barak...
  • Townhall Leads Campaign Against Senate Resolution

    01/31/2007 2:13:11 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Iraq Slogger ^ | 1/31/07 | CHRISTINA DAVIDSON
    Hugh Hewitt, a blogger over at Townhall.com, has started a blogospheric campaign against any Republican Senator who votes against President Bush's escalation. As he writes: If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. The NRSC pledge, so...
  • "What Does The Enemy Think?"

    01/30/2007 7:52:54 AM PST · by Valin · 25 replies · 703+ views
    Townhalll ^ | 1/30/07 | Hugh Hewitt / Dean Barnett
    "What Does The Enemy Think?" Posted by Hugh Hewitt | 8:20 AM My conversation with House Republican Leader John Boehner is posted here. The audio is here. The interview triggered a flood of angry e-mail as the impression grows that Republican leaders are not only not supporting the war, but pretending to do so even as they offer resolutions in both chambers that can only be seen as votes of no confidence in President Bush, Secretary of Defense Gates, General Petraeus and the troops. One exchange with Congressman Boehner: HH: What do you think the enemy thinks about your benchmark...
  • The Pledge

    01/26/2007 11:43:27 PM PST · by Valin · 12 replies · 481+ views
    Townhall ^ | Tarzana Joe
    The Pledge By Tarzana Joe There’s 100 seats Where the Senate meets To deliberate our fate And the derrieres That sit on those chairs Should be good and wise and great They should lead the land With a steady hand And be humble at the chore For they hold the power At this crucial hour When we find ourselves at war Will they lead the way With a naďveté That a sane man would condemn Could it be thus? They’ll stop bombing us If we just stop fighting them!? No, it’s time to rise And to tell those guys Not...
  • Memo To: The Hill

    01/26/2007 7:25:11 AM PST · by Valin · 8 replies · 668+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/26/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    It's not "nearly 10,000" signatures. It's 16,000+ signatures. And while your reporter couldn't get a comment from the NRSC, the NRSC's Chairman John Ensign was interviewed at length, by me, on yesterday's program and the transcript posted on the web. In fact, over the past 40 hours, I have conducted five interviews with Republican senators on the absurd dance of the resolutions underway in the Senate: Norm Coleman, John Cornyn, John Ensign, Jon Kyl and John Thune. All the transcripts are posted. Together they provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Republican internal debate over how the war will supported...
  • California - Lawyer falls to death at hotel - Police suspect Paul Sanford committed suicide

    12/28/2006 8:19:59 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 93 replies · 3,726+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | December 28, 2006 | JULIA REYNOLDS
    Excerpt - In what police describe as a "probable" suicide leap, a prominent Monterey Bay Area attorney fell at least nine floors to his death at the Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay in Seaside the morning before Christmas. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, officers found the body of Aptos attorney Paul Sanford in the west end of the hotel lobby, where he had landed on a large ventilation grate. Police Capt. Steve Cercone said horrified guests were eating breakfast in the atrium at the time, and a number of witnesses saw Sanford fall from somewhere between the 9th and 12th...
  • [The Pledge of Allegiance's] Socialist roots are troubling (Mulshine & Wood)

    04/04/2004 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 4/4/2004 | Paul Mulshine
    <p>The big debate now before the United States Supreme Court is over whether the words "under God" should remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited by schoolchildren.</p> <p>I've been doing some research into the matter and after careful consideration I have to say that it's not the phrase "under God" that's troubling. It's the pledge itself.</p>
  • Citizenship ‘Under God’: The Pledge and the Court

    03/24/2004 11:30:47 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 26 replies · 139+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | 24 March 04 | Charles Colson
    Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court holding that under God in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court, absent Justice Scalia, who has recused himself, will hear arguments today as to whether to uphold the ruling or allow children and others to continue to recite those familiar words. In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist David Brooks made a great suggestion for the justices. He assigned as bedtime reading the book A Stone of Hope by David L. Chappell. Chappell’s thesis is that without America’s religious beliefs, we never would have had a...
  • Atheist tests skills for pledge arguments (Santa Clara University)

    03/10/2004 10:07:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 166+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Wed, Mar. 10, 2004 | Howard Mintz
    Michael Newdow, the Sacramento atheist who has taken on the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, got a chance Tuesday at Santa Clara University's law school to test the legal skills he'll need in two weeks when he argues before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Congress Should Stand Up to Federal Courts

    08/29/2003 7:50:25 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 16 replies · 324+ views
    Schlafly Columns ^ | 08-27-03 | Schlafly, Phyllis
    Phyllis Schlafly Aug. 27, 2003 Federal court decisions about the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, and the specter raised in Lawrence v. Texas that marriage may no longer be defined as the union of a man and a woman, show that the time has come to curb the Imperial Judiciary. Not only did one federal judge overturn a nearly 60 percent majority of California voters who passed Proposition 187 in 1994, but another single federal judge in Sacramento is at this moment threatening to cancel the California recall election! Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers 78, 81...
  • Selfless acts in response to Support Our Troops and the attack on our Nation's Traditions.

    03/04/2003 12:31:18 AM PST · by comwatch · 13 replies · 301+ views
    Patriot Defenders Network ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2003 | Dave Jenest
    Selfless acts in response to Support Our Troops  and the attack on our Nation's Traditions.While PDN was on the air last night with KFBK's Mark Williams, an email arrived. We had been talking about public schools, The Pledge and "So help me God" being removed from oaths of office and swering in witnesses in court. After the call, I opened the e-mail.  It read in part: "When you spoke of the message that's being sent to our kids, I knew I had to email you. I've been very concerned with preserving our countries freedom, supporting our armed forces, and the...
  • I voted to remove the phrase "Under God" from our Pledge

    08/05/2002 12:18:53 PM PDT · by CCWoody · 24 replies · 321+ views
    Desiring God ^ | January 27, 2002 | John Piper
    Father, Forgive, for We Know What We Are Doing Sanctity of Human Life Sunday January 27, 2002 Exerpt from a Sermon by John Piper: We know what we are doing because 27 States (including Minnesota) treat the killing of an unborn child as a form of homicide (http://www.unitedforlife.org/fh_statutes.htm). That is, they have what are called "fetal homicide laws." Other states (besides these 27) have different kinds of penalties for attacks on women that result in harm to the baby she is carrying. For example, in Minnesota in 1987, a teenage girl 6 ˝ months pregnant went with her boyfriend on...
  • FReep this poll: Is It Unconstitutional To Ask Children To Recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

    06/28/2002 1:24:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 362+ views
    http://www.vote.com/ ^ | 6-28-02 | Vote.com
    Is It Unconstitutional To Ask Children In Public Schools To Recite the Pledge of Allegiance? Day 2, 04:16 PM EST (Results are delayed 15 minutes)Total Votes: 56,624 percent votes Yes (7,520)    (13%) No (49,104)    (87%)
  • Ithaca AREA residents voice displeasure with court (Ithaca resident SUPPORTS court) on Pledge ruling

    06/28/2002 10:11:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 211+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, June 28, 2002 | By DAN HIGGINS and VICTORIA FREILE
    <p>The Pledge of Allegiance, the 110-year-old American loyalty oath which precedes most school days and public meetings, is an expression of what most people think and therefore should be preserved, people throughout Tompkins County said Thursday.</p> <p>A federal appellate court's ruling Wednesday that the Pledge was unconstitutional because of the phrase "under God" led many to react with scorn, while a smaller group thought it was a well-reasoned decision.</p>