On Sunday, October 2, hundreds of pastors all over the country did something an astonishingly large number of their fellow Americans had forgotten they had the God-given right to do: namely, address political issues and candidates during a worship service.
Does the Constitution still matter? Time Magazine asked that question in a recent cover story featuring a half-shredded copy of our national charter.
Nearly 80 years after prohibition ended, the temperance movement in the United States continues to thrive in the form of state-run liquor stores which attempt to limit consumption of liquor through price manipulation. Yet while last century's temperance movement sought to protect women and children from “the drink,” those who defend government-controlled liquor sales today aren’t quite so altruistic. Their concern is state tax revenues and government jobs.
Since we first write about the collapse of Solyndra, the solar energy company favored by the White House with a $535 million taxpayer funded loan, the stench has only gotten worse.
On college and university campuses around the country, officials are increasingly using “nondiscrimination” policies to deny religious groups the right to choose prospective members and leaders based on whether they share the group’s religious beliefs.
Regardless, sentiment has clearly changed in Germany. Moreover, Finland and Austria have had enough of bailouts as well. It's good to see someone thinking clearly, and that someone is certainly not Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who wants to dump more Euro risk on the backs of European taxpayers, especially German taxpayers.
So, where are we ten years after 9/11? It is comforting that we have been blessed with a near-unbroken decade without further mass-casualty attacks since those that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.
Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and represent a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?
Eric Cantor plans to go on offense for job creation when the House convenes for business after Labor Day. In a memo to Republican members yesterday, Majority Leader Cantor outlined a strategy to reduce the tax burden on small business owners and repeal ten regulations that increase cost and stifle job creation.