Mark Fitzgibbons, an Examiner oped contributor and president for corporate and legal affairs of American Target Advertising, Inc., has launched an important new blog, CharityRegulatorWatch.com, that is a rarity on the Right side of the Blogosphere. Read More
A closely watched U.S. Supreme Court decision on the fate of a California law that would bar minors from buying or renting “ultraviolent” video games could come as soon as today.
Both the video game industry and free-speech groups oppose the ban, which was authored by state Sen. Leland Yee and signed into law in 2005 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was later struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More
I didn't either, but Scott St. Clair knows. He also knows about the detention by Syrian thugs of a Seattle-area journalist of progressive bent who has been covering the uprising in that nation for al Jazeera.
Here's what St. Clair says about Hasegawa's proposal:
"The good gentleman from the 11th district has introduced an amendment to a bill that would result in differing rates of taxation for newspapers based upon their editorial content. Read More
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrel Issa, R-Calif., had wanted Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew to testify on President Obama’s draft “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors” executive order, but the White House declined to provide him. Read More
Odds are good the Founding Fathers would be astounded by the religious controversies of this past week.
First, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-VA, introduced a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our national motto. He did so in part after President Obama wrongly claimed the national motto is “E Pluribus Unum.” Read More
Among the most regrettable results of the decline in academic standards in American public education in the past several decades has been the how the wisdom of the Founders has been stuffed into a closet and forgotten. Read More
Only ineffective speech should be protected, according to the scribes at major newspapers reviewing the decision in Snyder v. Phelps, which allows the Wesboro Baptist Church to continue harrassing mourners attending funerals of veterans. Read More
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In a press release, WikiLeaks has blamed Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and other conservatives for the Tucson shootings, and called for them to be prosecuted for “incitement.” It is not clear why WikiLeaks thinks people like Huckabee had anything to do with the shootings. Read More
Don Surber notes that the Diversity Committee at the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) has decided to crusade against use of the term "illegal immigrant." Meanwhile, the Associated Press, who's stylebook dictates much of the language used by journalists, is standing by the term: Read More