Monthly Archives: April 2009

Why We're Grateful for Obama's 100 Days

Some Americans believe that Obama is doing too much. Others shout that he’s doing too little. I think Obama is doing his job. No more. No less. I will credit him, but I won’t praise him. A president should not … Continue reading

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Swine Flu a Bioterror Attack?

Disclaimer: I am not, repeat not,  stating that the swine flu epidemic is terrorism. When I see stuff like that on a site named Conspiracy Planet, I know it’s time to take a deep breath. But if –  hypothetically speaking … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Won't Invade Pakistan

The rumors of war have already begun. With the Pakistani government seeming to cower before the advance of the Taliban, there are mutterings that the U.S. might have to invade Pakistan. This isn’t news to Barack Obama. He warned in … Continue reading

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Should Military Academies be Abolished?

Former Washington Post reporter Tom Ricks has lit a fire by calling for the abolition of service academies such as West Point and Annapolis. Ricks argues that training officers through college ROTC would be cheaper and produce more well-rounded officers. … Continue reading

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Prepare for battle over 'Don't ask, Don't tell'

Despite a campaign promise of ending “don’t ask, don’t tell,” President Obama appears to be in no hurry to end a policy that has rendered gays as second-class citizens within the U.S. military. It’s easy to understand Obama’s caution. This … Continue reading

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A message from Iran's secret police

From: Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security To: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Subject: Torture of American prisoners Your Excellency, We are pleased to inform you that should the Americans be foolish enough to attack, our security forces will be permitted to … Continue reading

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Next pirate rescue will be bloodbath

Three shots. Three dead pirates. One rescued hostage. The SEAL rescue off Somalia was Hollywood-brilliant. Yet before we pop too much champagne, and unleash the SEALs and Delta Force to kick pirate ass, let’s look at this CNN video and … Continue reading

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