Without question, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is one of the biggest monsters alive. For three decades, Zimbabwe's been in the grips of his corrupt reign of terror. And now the Guardian explains how Wikileaks may be responsible for helping keep keep the country in Mugabe's murderous vice.
Mugabe's chief opposition in the country is the pro-Western Morgan Tsvangirai, who's been brutally persecuted by Mugabe: Read More
A man who fought to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was murdered, Delaware police say.John P. Wheeler III, 66, was found dead in a Delaware landfill, and his death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police. They are asking the public for leads in the case.Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday after a disposal truck containing his body made pickups in Newark.
The U.S. isn't the only place that's facing a major crisis with its pension funds. The Christian Science Monitor has this alarming report: Read More
It is totally unsurprising that the Iranian government blames the Mossad for what is clearly an act of Islamic terror. However, I was a bit taken aback to see the Iranian state media promoting this insane story on their english language website. Just take a gander at the beginning of their report: Read More
Is this an anomaly, or a sign that some Americans were pleased to see Obama finally get some stuff done in the lame duck session?: Read More
The Washington Post has a report this morning on how federal austerity could hurt the D.C. area. Some forecasts note that federal procurement could only see a 1 percent increase in 2011, as opposed to the 8 percent average over the last several years: Read More
On New Year’s Eve, a priest in Queens, N.Y., performed the last rites for 3-month-old Addison Reynoso, who had a respiratory infection and was struggling to breathe.With New York’s streets still clogged with snow, emergency responders took more than half an hour to arrive. On the way to the hospital, the streets were so unnavigable that paramedics ditched their ambulance and ran the infant to the hospital. By the time they arrived, the child was brain-dead. Read More
While January 1st has traditinally meant the promise of a new year, increasingly its become a time where Americans worry over what they're going to do to comply with all the new laws. At the federal level, the EPA is set to begin regulating carbon emissions in 2011, which won't exactly help the depressed job market. Read More
GOPAC chairman Frank Donatelli just sent out a press release crowing that 25 Democratic legislators have now switched parties and become Republican.
"We are pleased with the decision of these men and women to leave the Democratic Party and join with us. They are adding to the ranks of Americans who want to put result-oriented ideas into action to get us moving in the right direction. Each of these legislators’ insight, experience, and commitment to common-sense, conservative policies will make our Party stronger," Donatelli said. 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
Baseless accusations of racism in a political campaign? Against a beloved Democrat? All I have to say to Bill Clinton here is go ahead and feel the pain of conservative America: Read More
Obama's been in the news the last few days for his phone call supporting Michael Vick's return to quarterbacking, following Vick's conviction for dogfighting. Read More
Here's your interesting fact of the day, courtesy the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture: Read More
Mickey Kaus makes a very interesting observation. It will be interesting to see if the Democratic party even tries to square the circle on this issue or just ignores it: Read More