Leave it to our esteemed House of Representatives to get it backward in the matter of South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson. Read More
President Barack Obama promised a new day in foreign affairs. The president’s vision would inspire bold initiatives to take the world beyond the false choices — and resulting quagmires — of the past. Friend and foe alike would see the U.S. in a different light and, riding our newfound popularity, we would reshape the world.
The Democrats, led by certain members of Congress and former President Jimmy Carter, have developed a new tactic to dismiss growing displeasure with President Barack Obama’s policies. As his approval ratings continue to drop, hesitancy over health care has snarled the plan’s progress and tens of thousands marched on Washington this past weekend, the left has decided the entire opposition can be dismissed by the obfuscating charge of racism.
Wealthy and well-connected developer Bruce Ratner wants to bulldoze an old neighborhood in Brooklyn and turn it into high-rise apartment buildings and a basketball arena for the New Jersey Nets. Many locals — including the hipsters who live in Park Slope and the firemen who work at FDNY Squad No. 1 — don’t want this steel hulk, named Atlantic Yards, casting a shadow over their neighborhood and filling their streets with traffic. Read More
It’s hard to know who should be more embarrassed by revelations about the radical group ACORN — the mainstream media or the politicians who have funneled taxpayer dollars to the group for years?
It took two amateur 20-something filmmakers to do what ABC, NBC and CBS couldn’t or wouldn’t: expose an ongoing, taxpayer-funded criminal enterprise. Read More
Proving once again that police chiefs are like baseball managers and school superintendents — no matter how many losing teams they lead, they still land other job offers — word out of Washington, D.C., is that Heather Fong, the recently retired head of our own tarnished cop shop, is up for a top slot at the Office of Community Oriented Police Services, the federal grant-awarding agency that funds police departments. Read More
Alarmed by a tripling of obesity rates among U.S. children during the past 30 years — nearly one in five of today’s adolescents is said to be obese — the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council issued a report just before Labor Day recommending a series of policy initiatives aimed at trimming the flab from America’s youth. Read More
Even before this week’s report of a jump in retail sales and industrial production, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recession is “very likely over.” This has central bankers around the world mulling possible exit strategies — ways to begin to withdraw cash and support from the economy and various players. And now, President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are figuring out what policy modifications a nascent recovery requires. Read More
Having a small child in the house can be rather like living in a place wired with closed-circuit television.
After a while you forget that the machine is recording, constantly watching and noting what everyone is doing.
But then comes the day when the tapes are played back, and — ouch! — everyone sees what they look like to the small, unwinking camera’s eye. Read More
A day before the event, organizers said a mere 20,000 or so folks had registered for Saturday’s amazing 9/12 March on Washington to protest out-of-control government. What they got was hundreds of thousands of intensely patriotic people who came to the nation’s capitol to yell “Stop!”