An awful lot of readers will be angry at some of the things I have to say today. So before the shouting begins, let me tell you where I’m coming from, as the kids like to say.
Speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that government gridlock is good, good Federal judges are lacking and that the Constitution is being abused by those in power.
A Senate bill that would punish China for valuing its currency artificially low in an effort to keep export numbers high passed a key Senate vote on Thursday. The measure is designed to set up a process of imposing higher tariffs when a country’s currency is misaligned to subsidize exports.
Washington lawmakers, noticing the growing momentum of the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread Thursday to the Capitol, are now making an effort to embrace the movement. Many Democrats are now calling it the “Tea Party of the left.”
Sarah Palin ended any speculation of a 2012 Presidential run with her Wednesday announcement on the Mark Levin radio show that she won’t seek the GOP nomination and won’t run as an independent.
Since Florida moved its 2012 GOP Presidential primary to Jan. 31, there is much speculation that a number of States will follow suit. On Monday, South Carolina Republicans decided to move their State’s primary to Jan. 21. Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada all plan to hold their primaries and caucuses before South Carolina’s.
The CIA exterminated its first American-born al-Qaida-linked target on Friday; 40-year-old Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in the mountains of Yemen by a U.S. airstrike. The New Mexico native born to Yemen immigrants became a powerful mouthpiece for Islamic terror in the years following the 9/11 terrorists attacks.
Studies have suggested that laughing can help improve mood and strengthen abdominal muscles, and researchers now believe that a good chuckle may even be powerful enough to replace pharmaceuticals meant to reduce agitation in dementia patients.
According to the Los Angeles Times, law enforcement officials in California are searching for a Cal State San Bernardino professor who allegedly led a double life as a drug peddler and motorcycle gang leader.
In the winter of 1813, the war with the British was not going well for the Americans. An alliance of British troops and Indians, led by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, had soundly defeated poorly led and inadequately trained Americans at every turn. British warships patrolled Lake Erie and harassed American interests in Pennsylvania and the Ohio Territory.
To turn the tide of the war, President James Madison appointed William Henry Harrison as Commander-in-Chief of the Northwest Army and Oliver Hazard Perry to deal with the British naval presence on Lake Erie.