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   For the Week Ending Friday, July 15, 2005

Fairness Isn’t Part of the Obstructionist Playbook

As President Bush deliberates on whom to nominate to fill the first Supreme Court vacancy in more than a decade, it’s worth contemplating the other side of the confirmation equation: the U.S. Senate...[more]

The Supremacy of Five

Each summer America learns about the supremacy of five...[more]

The President Consults with Liberal Senators
(a Double Super Secret Transcript)

President Bush has been consulting with liberal Senators about his Supreme Court nominee, and CFIF has the transcript...[more]

Liberals Play the Terrorism Blame Game

In the aftermath of last week’s London bombings, most Britons and Americans turned their thoughts to the victims and their families. Many liberals, however, immediately turned their thoughts to the blame game...[more]

Michael Reagan Discuses His New Book, 'Twice Adopted'

Michael Reagan joined CFIF's Renee Giachino on “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense” to talk about issues that confront our culture today and his recently released book Twice Adopted...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, July 8, 2005

Londoners Stand Firm, And So Must Americans

London was originally built as a Roman fortress. And since that time, toughness and resilience have remained fundamental traits for all of those who have made their homes beside the Thames...[more]

Judith Miller Goes to Jail…for You

A journalist — Judith Miller of The New York Times — is in jail today.  Her lost freedom is ours.  Long before some of this country’s judges decided that the Constitution does not mean what it says, that Constitution prioritized freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of the press first and foremost against government intrusion...[more]

CFIF Expands Effort to Educate Virginians About Tim Kaine’s Real Record on the Death Penalty and Second Amendment Rights

The Center for Individual Freedom has expanded its effort to educate Virginians about the major differences between Governor Mark Warner’s and Lt. Governor Tim Kaine’s records on the Second Amendment and the death penalty...[more]

Author Bill Gertz Discusses ‘Treachery’

Bill Gertz, the national security reporter for The Washington Times, recently discussed his latest bestselling book, Treachery: How America’s Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies...[more]

Why the Supreme Court Should Matter to You…
And It’s Not for the Reasons that You Think

Last week’s announcement that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is retiring created the first Supreme Court vacancy in more than 11 years and set off a high-stakes, high-profile battle over who will replace her...[more]

CFIF Urges New Supreme Court Justice to Protect Constitution

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced today that she would retire after more than 20 years on the Supreme Court. In response, Jeff Mazzella, President of the Center for Individual Freedom, made the following statement...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, April 8, 2005

CFIF Urges Senate to Overcome Obstruction of Judicial Confirmations

The Center for Individual Freedom today joined more than 150 national and state organizations, representing millions of voters across the country...[more]

Lax Immigration Enforcement Leads to Tragedy

By Michael Lynch: Imagine this… Your 18 year-old daughter graduates from high school and enrolls at a local college.  It’s quite an exciting time for her and the whole family....[more]

Social Security Reform: An Interview with Leanne Abdnor

Leanne Abdnor, President of For Our Grandchildren and founder of Alliance for Worker Retirement Security recently traveled with President Bush to Florida to promote the President’s Social Security plan....[more]

The Right Medicine for the Senate

When those who wrote our founding documents and crafted our constitutional system contemplated the Congress, they envisioned a group of citizens assembling for brief periods a few times a year to do the nation’s business...[more]

Congress: Don’t Drive Fannie and Freddie Into the Wall

It seems that everybody you talk to is watching NASCAR.  Last year, 13 million people attended NASCAR events, with millions more tuning in from home...[more] 

   For the Week Ending Friday, March 18, 2005

Welcome to the Hotel Colorado:
Once, Current and Future Asylum of and for Ward Churchill

The University of Colorado has completed the first baby step in its dragonquest to decide the employment fate of Ward Churchill...[more] 

CFIF Tells Congress to Restore Free Speech

In a letter reproduced here, the Center urges Conress to consider and approve H.R. 1316, the “527 Fairness Act of 2005,” so that Americans’ free speech rights can begin to be restored...[more]

U.N. Reform Should Start with Annan’s Resignation

Mired in scandal, plagued by corruption, and facing irrelevance, the United Nations is in desperate need of repair. In response, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan last week unveiled his long-awaited proposal for reforming the troubled world body...[more]

American Justice Partnership President Discusses Legal Reform

Legal reform was the topic of discussion when Dan Pero, President of the American Justice Partnership, joined the Center’s Corporate Counsel, Renee Giachino, on “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense."...[more]

Considering the Reporter’s Privilege … Secretly

Over the past few months, courts across the country have issued a flurry of decisions on whether and to what extent newsgatherers may assert a privilege to protect their confidential sources...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, March 11, 2005

Weighing the Risks of Social Security Reform

Much of the national debate on Social Security reform has focused on the potential risks involved with President Bush’s proposed personal retirement accounts...[more] 

Forgetting Facts While Making Law

The facts really should matter — especially when the justices of the highest court in the land exercise their most awesome power to strike down laws duly enacted by our elected representatives...[more]

Juicing Up the Interrogation

We’ve been to our share of Congressional hearings, and most are about as dull as infield dirt. But a House Government Reform Committee hearing slated for March 17 on the use of steroids in baseball ought to be full of fireworks...[more]

Character and Chaos at the University of Colorado

“It’s what you do after you find out things have gone wrong that tests your character.” We agree with that comment by former University of Colorado Regent Jim Martin...[more]

Oliver North Discusses ‘War Stories II: Heroism in the Pacific’

Lt. Col. Oliver North was a recent guest on “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense,” with Renee Giachino.  In his most recent book, War Stories II: Heroism in the Pacific, Oliver North honors our Nation’s soldiers...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, March 4, 2005

The Asbestos Answer

Of all the selfish exploitation schemes that greedy trial lawyers have perpetrated on our justice system, their abuse of asbestos litigation is certainly the worst...[more]

A Personal Message From CFIF President Jeff Mazzella

I want to thank each and every one of you who has participated in CFIF’s blast fax campaign to end the obstructionist filibusters blocking President Bush’s judicial nominees...[more] 

An Open Letter to Colorado University's President

Significant issues regarding the employment of Professor Ward Churchill by the University of Colorado are cascading so quickly that it is difficult to know where to begin...[more]

Taxing by the Green Mile

So.  You bought some tin-can hybrid econotoy powered by a burble motor, greased with biodegradable, recycled chicken fat.  Saving that gas.  Doing your thing for the environment...[more]

Exorcising Salt:  In Whose Interest?

America’s food police are a spooky lot, providing alternate doses of humor and consternation, crying for essays asking “can’t we all just get along,” and then delivering more explaining why we cannot...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, February 25, 2005

Spitzer’s Overreaching Finally Coming Back to Haunt Him

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has made himself the darling of the media and a “hero” for the little guy through years of aggressive legal action against any corporate boogieman he could dredge up and bully into a headline-grabbing settlement...[more]

Roosting Chickens:  Ward Churchill and the University of Colorado

Ward Churchill, the justifiably embattled ethnic studies professor at the justifiably embattled University of Colorado, is a walking case history of much that is wrong with publicly-funded universities...[more]

Florida Justice Reform Institute Director Discusses Legal Reform

Recently, on the radio program “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense” the Center’s Renee Giachino interviewed Pam Philp, the Executive Director of the Florida Justice Reform Institute, about the goals of the recently-formed organization and the need legal reform in Florida...[more] 

Coleman Renews Call for U.N. Reform in CPAC Speech

By Senator Norm Coleman: The United Nations, for better or for worse, plays a role in world politics.  It gives us an opportunity to have dialogue with both our allies and our adversaries...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005

U.N. Reacts to Scandals: “It’s Not Our Problem”

For months, the United Nations has been rocked by one report after another of scandal, corruption, mismanagement, misconduct and abuse. And incredibly, for the U.N.’s senior leaders, it’s never their problem...[more]

SBC’s Acquisition of AT&T: Win-Win for Consumers and Telecom Industry

What was once a market consisting solely of the infamous Ma Bell monopoly — broken up in 1984 — the telecommunications industry has exploded in the past couple of decades with many vendors offering new, competitive low-cost services...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, February 11, 2005

Volcker Releases First Report on U.N. Oil for Food Scandal

Last week, the U.N. committee investigating the Oil for Food scandal released its first “interim” report of its findings and recommendations...[more]

More Coverage of the Volcker Report:

Sevan, Spare Parts, and Smuggling

U.N. apologists have tried to downplay the Oil for Food scandal by arguing that Saddam Hussein's ill-gotten funds came more from oil smuggling than from corruption in the U.N. Oil for Food program. Last week’s report from the Volcker Committee thoroughly undermines this argument...[more]

Findings on Kofi and Kojo Delayed

Readers will find many interesting tidbits in last week’s interim report from the U.N. committee investigating corruption in the Oil for Food program. But they won’t find a single word addressing possible wrongdoing by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan or his son, Kojo...[more]

Audit Problem Reflects Culture of Mismanagement

An entire chapter of the Volcker committee’s interim report is dedicated to a review and analysis of the U.N.’s internal auditors...[more]

Interview with M-Law's Bob Dorigo Jones

Recently, on the radio program “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense,” the Center’s Renee Giachino, interviewed Bob Dorigo Jones, about his organization, national efforts at legal reform and the “Wacky Warning Label” contest...[more]

Center Supports 'First Amendment Restoriation Act'

The Center for Individual Freedom today announced its support for the First Amendment Restoration Act (H.R. 46), re-introduced by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) for the 109th Congress...[more]

Thanks for Super Bowl Thanks

Last Sunday, in living rooms, dens, basements and bars across the country, Americans gathered to watch a major event. For some, the event was a football game...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, February 4, 2005

The Return of the Campaign Finance Crusaders

As if the restrictions on political speech in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) — better known as McCain-Feingold — weren’t enough, the “reformers” are at it again...[more]

Ads Urge FCC to Reject Cost Increase for Pre-paid Calling Cards

The Center for Individual Freedom this week joined the Concerned Veterans Communications Coalition, a group made up of more than a dozen grassroots and military organizations, in launching a national ad campaign...[more]

Democracy Comes to Iraq

Iraqis worldwide turned out to vote this past week in the first free elections in more than a half century.  Inside Iraq, citizens overcame their fears and the threats of violence to make their voices heard...[more]

Splitting the Ninth Circuit Is Inevitable

By Congressman Mike Simpson: Every few decades, Congress must exercise its Constitutional authority and realign the United States Courts of Appeals into more efficient and manageable circuits that best represent the people within the circuit and provide them with an expeditious judicial process...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 28, 2005

Urge Congress to pass REAL Immigration Reform

In today's post 9-11 world, it is inconceivable that people who entered America illegally would be allowed to obtain a driver's license. But today, they can...[more]

CFIF Joins New Legal Reform Alliance

In an effort to bolster legal reform in the states, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today officially launched the American Justice Partnership (AJP). The partnership brings together leading national and state organizations to coordinate the fight for effective legal reform... [more]

Reheating a Deep Fried Case

The McLawsuit is back yet again.  A federal appeals court has reinstated the case nearly a year and a half after a federal judge dismissed (for a second time) the class action complaint, which claims that McDonald’s is responsible for the weight, girth and health of two named teenagers and countless “other similarly situated persons.”...[more]

Volcker Panel Postpones Report after Missing Key Information

To no one’s great surprise, the much anticipated release of an interim report from the U.N. committee investigating the Oil for Food scandal has been postponed, and the reason for the delay raises fresh doubts about the committee’s investigation...[more]

Interview with Law Professor John Yoo

Last week, University of California-Berkeley law professor John Yoo spoke with the Center's Renee Giachino on radio talk show “Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense," about the U.S. Supreme Court’s position on foreign court decisions, likely vacancies and President Bush’s current and impending judicial and executive nominations...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 21, 2005

This week, the nation celebrated the 55th Presidential Inauguration as President George W. Bush took the Oath of Office and began his second term. CFIF joined the celebration with a compilation of excerpts from inaugural addresses and an inaugural quiz.

Famous Excerpts Of Inaugural Addresses

Since George Washington took the first Presidential Oath of Office in 1789, the inaugural address has been one of our nation’s most treasured political rituals. Traditionally, Presidents have used inaugural addresses to outline the principles which will guide their administrations...[more]

CFIF Presidential Inauguration Quiz

Do you know which President gave the longest Inaugural Address? Or the shortest? Do you know which President had the Oath of Office administered by his father? Or who was the only woman to administer the Oath? Answers to these questions and many more are included in CFIF's Presidential Inauguration Quiz. Take the the Quiz and see how much you know about the rich history behind U.S. Presidential Inaugurations...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 14, 2005

CFIF Urges FCC Not to Increase Calling Card Costs

In a letter to the FCC, the CFIF urges the commissioners to resist any temptation to allow regulatory changes that would increase the cost of a phone call home for the men and women serving in America’s armed forces...[more]

Limited Oil for Food Disclosure Hints at High Level Corruption

As reporters and commentators have digested the 58 internal audits and a briefing paper released this week by the U.N. commission investigating the Oil for Food scandal, many have concluded that they contained little significant information...[more]

Report Finds ‘Clear Conflict of Interest’ in CBS-Kerry Campaign Contacts

The news was all bad this week for CBS when an independent panel led by former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh and former Associated Press President Louis Boccardi issued its report about how "60 Minutes" erred so badly in airing a segment attacking President Bush based on memos that were apparently forged...[more]

Interview with Johnathan Zuck on European Court's Microsoft Decision

Last week, on the radio program "Your Turn – Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense," the Center's Corporate Counsel, Renee Giachino, spoke with Jonathan Zuck, President of Association for Competitive Technology, about the recent ruling issued by a European court against Microsoft...[more]

Clarence Thomas Is in the Right Seat

By John Yoo: Rumors are flying in Washington about who will replace William H. Rehnquist as chief justice. On the campaign trail, President Bush mentioned Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas as his ideal judges. Apparently some politicians have leaked the idea that it is Thomas who will ultimately be selected, a move that would receive widespread approval among conservative Republicans...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 7, 2005

In Defense of Judge Gonzales

By Senator John Cornyn: The nomination of Judge Alberto Gonzales to serve as our nation's 80th Attorney General — and our first of Hispanic descent — is the American dream come true. Yet his nomination faces noisy, if ultimately futile and unjustified, opposition...[more]

Behind the ‘Torture Memos’

By John Yoo: This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general. It comes as no surprise that he is likely to face hard questions...[more]

On Advice of Counsel: The Media vs. Robert Novak

Specifically, the story focused on Novak’s silence in the aftermath of his naming Valerie Plame as the CIA officer who recommended that her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, be sent to Niger to investigate an alleged sale of nuclear bomb-making stuff to Iraq. Big flap, Novak’s story caused, still Energizer Bunnying along...[more]

U.N.-Fit to Lead Relief Effort

The recent tsunami in Southeast Asia killed more than 150,000 people and decimated countless communities. The world’s response to the devastation has been unprecedented. Governments and individuals around the globe are contributing billions to help the victims and aid the recovery...[more]

Interview with General Tommy Franks

On the radio program "Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense," the Center’s Corporate Counsel, Renee Giachino, interviewed General Tommy Franks about his recently released book, American Soldier...[more]

Damage Control at the U.N.

The United Nations has reversed its decision to fire Dr. Andrew Thomson, co-author of the revealing book Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, according to the Associated Press...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday, December 18, 2004

Confirmation Déjà Vu?

The re-election of President George W. Bush by a solid majority of American voters apparently made no difference at all … at least when it comes to how the Left is handling confirmations...[more]

An Injustice Worth Fixing

Last week, we urged Congress to make two commonsense immigration proposals a top priority when the House and Senate return to work in January. While they’re at it, they should also correct an unfortunate injustice in our existing immigration laws: the inflexibility of an obscure edict known as the 2-year rule...[more]

U.N. Employee Speaks Out, Gets Fired

In June, we commented on the extraordinary book Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, which was co-authored by three veterans of U.N. peacekeeping and humanitarian missions: Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. At the time the book was released, Cain had already left the U.N., but Postlewait, an administrator, and Thomson, a physician, remained. This week, in an outrageous display of heavy-handed revenge, the U.N. began to purge the remaining authors, notifying Thomson that his contract would not be renewed...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday December 11, 2004

Fuzzy Scuzzy Math at the CDC

As President Bush looks below cabinet level for those in his administration who need to be moved on down the road, he would do well and good to whip a pink travel ticket on Centers for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding...[more]

MIA: True Tools of Security

Imagine for a moment, a day about a year from now.Two men, dressed similarly in khaki pants, button-down shirts and sensible shoes walk simultaneously into different ends of a shopping mall in Towson, Maryland, a suburban community just outside of Baltimore and only 45 miles from Washington, D.C. It is 2 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, just three weeks before Christmas, and the mall is packed with frazzled holiday shoppers. Many are children, waiting impatiently for a photo on Santa's knee...[more]

WHO to Sue?

Last month, an Indian drug maker that specializes in producing knock-off versions of brand-name medications removed all its antiretroviral drugs from the World Health Organization's list of approved pharmaceuticals...[more]

Super Size Me and Morgan Spurlock… Let's keep them both out of our schools.

Morgan Spurlock has been pushing his misleading portait of obesity through his movie Super Size Me. Now, he wants to take his message into our schools. But he's the wrong messenger with the wrong message...[more]

Truth and Consequences

By George Hawley: Five months after banishing "junk food" from their premises, Los Angeles public schools have stumbled upon a remarkable discovery: children won't spend their allowance money on carrot sticks and broccoli. Banning soda also had another, equally predictable result: the soft drink companies ended sponsorship deals that had previously brought campuses tens of thousands of dollars...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday December 4, 2004

Kofi Annan Must Go

By Senator Norm Coleman. It's time for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign. Over the past seven months, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which I chair, has conducted an exhaustive, bipartisan investigation into the scandal surrounding the U.N. Oil-for-Food program...[more]

"Social Justice" Defined

By George Hawley. The disciples of the left have abandoned some of their more enthusiastic calls to action in recent years ("workers of the world unite" just isn’t turning out the big crowds anymore). But whenever they need an excuse to assault American society, both then and now, there is still a handy phrase that always helps advance their goals: "social justice."...[more]

Congress Punts; Public Gets Screwed

Another winter has come in Washington and brought with it another pork-laden omnibus spending bill. That’s right. Thanks to Congress’s continued inability to do its job, taxpayers are once again left holding the bag as billions of our hard-earned dollars are wasted...[more]

Author of Scalia Dissents Shares His Views of the Supreme Court and Its Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice

On the radio program "Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense," the Center’s General Counsel, Renee Giachino, recently interviewed Kevin Ring, author of Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court’s Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice, about the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Antonin Scalia’s place on its bench...[more]

A letter to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture

This week, the Center urged New Jersey officials to reject a proposed plan to ban certain food and beverages from New Jersey Schools. The Center argued that such would ban would not address childhood obesity, but instead would reduce choices for students and abandon an opportunity to teach children to eat and drink in moderation...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday November 19, 2004

It’s Time to 'Go Nuclear'

Make no mistake, the issue of judicial confirmations played a pivotal role in President George W. Bush winning a second term and a stronger majority in the United States Senate...[more]

Volcker Should Save His Credibility and Resign His Post

Last April, bowing to intense pressure, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan named a supposedly independent panel to investigate charges that the world body’s administration of the Oil-for-Food program was corrupt...[more]

Fast Contradiction

Eric Schlosser’s bestselling diatribe against the fast food industry is a monumental self-contradiction built on inconsistencies and misleading statements reported as facts. Most fundamentally, Schlosser bemoans the homogenization of American culture and alleges a decline of American individualism...[more]

Combat by Communiqué

By George Hawley: Utopian visionaries, who honestly believe the United Nations is an altruistic organization, have never looked so ridiculous. The Oil-for-Food Program has proven to be one of the biggest scams in history. And, as time goes on, we continue to learn of diplomatic betrayals by our ostensible allies. Nations that have just as much at stake in the War on Terror as we do seem to continually backstab the United States...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday November 12, 2004

CBS, CNN and ABC: Caught in the Tank with Kerry

On November 4, Jodi Wilgoren of The New York Times reported details of election night television coverage that are yet to get the attention they deserve. Buried deep in a story, far from the front page, here’s what Wilgoren wrote: "The critical moment came at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday, when, shortly after Florida had been painted red for Mr. Bush, Fox News declared that Ohio — and, very likely, the presidency — was in Republican hands...[more]

‘Values Voters’ in the 2004 Election: An Interview with Terry Eastland, Publisher of The Weekly Standard

On the radio program "Your Turn — Meeting Nonsense with Common Sense," the Center’s General Counsel, Renee Giachino, recently interviewed Terry Eastland, Publisher of The Weekly Standard, about the impact of "values voters" on the 2004 election...[more]

It’s Time for Congress to Kill the Pig

President George W. Bush has put forth an ambitious agenda for his second term in office. From working to pass legislation putting the shackles on opportunistic plaintiff’s attorneys who abuse our justice system to simplifying the tax code; from winning the War on Terror to reforming Social Security, the President’s agenda is one of freedom and prosperity for the American people....[more]

Guide to Election 2004

Make no mistake about this. The President and his brilliant, disciplined political team won the election. They did so against a stacked deck. But as impressive as the President’s victory was, Senator Kerry got close. The irony-in-chief is that he only got that close as a result of the same factors that ultimately produced his loss...[more]

Generations of Heroes

In every generation, America has been graced with heroes who have gone to war to protect our freedom and defend our ideals. These heroes have worn all colors of uniforms — Army green, Marine Corps khaki, Air Force and Navy blue. But no matter the color of their uniform or the manner of their service, they’ve always been there, under the Stars and Stripes, fighting America’s battles...[more]

Kofi Annan’s New Sex Scandal

You would think that with managing the Oil for Food scandal, working to undermine U.S. foreign policy, pushing for global taxes and advocating a sweeping restructuring of the Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan would be going out of his way to avoid creating more problems for himself and the world body...[more]

   For the Week Ending Friday November 5, 2004

Legal Reform Across America

On Election Day, voters in several states made their voices heard on legal reform. In California, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 64, an initiative to stop trial lawyer shakedowns of small business owners...[more]

CFIF Launches 'Litigation Watch 2004'

In anticipation of one of the closest and, indeed, most litigious presidential contests in U.S. history, the Center for Individual Freedom today launched Litigation Watch 2004, the definitive online clearinghouse for the status of and up-to-the-minute news and analysis about election-related litigation in key battleground states and across the country...[more]

I Tried to Tell You... Democrats Repel Voters, Who Put Faith in Freedom

By Senator Zell Miller: America's faith in freedom has been reaffirmed. With the re-election of President Bush, America recommitted itself once again to expanding freedom and promoting liberty. Only the 1864 re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the 1944 re-election of Franklin Roosevelt and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan rival this victory as milestones in the preservation of our security by the advancement of freedom...[more]

Conservative News & Views From Like Minds

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 28, 2005

Sylvain Charat: Adovacates an alliance of democracies instead of U.N.

Charat, director of policy studies for the French think tank Eurolibnetwork, argues that the U.S. and other democracies should ditch the U.N. in favor of a democratic alliance.

CNS News: 'Memogate' Uproar Starkly Contrasts With Clinton-Era Episode

A newly disclosed document shows a markedly different and low-key response by both parties when Democrats were caught reading the opposing party's documents during the Clinton administration. This is in sharp contrast to the Democrat's reaction when former Republican Judiciary Committee chief counsel Manuel Miranda came upon Democratic strategy memos through a shared computer server.

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 21, 2005

Fox News Uncovers a Critical Conflict of Interest in the U.N. Oil for Food Investigation

Fox News reports that Paul Volcker, who is leading the U.N.'s internal investigation of the Oil for Food program, might have a previously undisclosed conflict of interest.

Jack Kemp: 'I do solemnly swear'

Former Vice Presidential candidate Kemp looks at the oath our Presidents take and the role of faith in every inauguration at

News Report from The Hill: Frist aims nuke at the Dems

Did Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist take an important step toward ending the filibuster of judicial nominees with some little noticed remarks at the start of the new Congress? Learn more in this report from The Hill.

Outstanding new site on Legal Reform

Interested in legal reform? Want to learn more about how out-of-control lawsuits are undermining our freedom and holding back our economy? Visit this excellent resource for news, background information, and more.

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 14, 2005

Rich Lowry: Sgt. Rafael Peralta, American Hero

A truly moving account of one Marine's heroic acts in Fallujah, where acts of selflessness were indeed heroic -- and routine. From National Review Online.

Terry Eastland: Is CBS wise to insist that there was no political bias involved?

Eastland, Publisher of the Weekly Standard and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Individual Freedom Foundation, skewers the notion that CBS's recent misconduct was not politically motivated.

TKS Blog on the CBS Report and the DNC Election

Jim Geraghty continues to provide insightful reporting on a wide range of topics.

   For the Week Ending Friday, January 7, 2005

Diplomad: An oustanding Blog by a former U.S. foreign service officer.

Our intrepid correspondent casts a sharp eye on the U.N. and other international groups. And, at the moment, he's reporting from one of the nations affected by the recent tsunami. The insights and news abound.

Charles Krauthammer: Time to for Palestinians to Vote

Krauthammer exposes Mahmoud Abbas's real agenda, and urges western optimists to be more on guard in his column.

   For the Week Ending Friday December 18, 2004

Armstrong Williams: Senator Reid only betrays his ignorance

Williams rips Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's attack on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at

Mort Zuckerman: A devil's brew at the U.N.

Zuckerman's take on the U.N.-Iraq Oil for Food Scandal.

Michael Cannon and Radley Balko: Trimming Waistlines by Trimming Government

The two Cato Institute scholars offer a free market approach to fighting obesity at Tech Central Station.

   For the Week Ending Friday December 11, 2004

Linda Chavez: The gig is up for Berry

Chavez opines about the end of Mary Frances Berry's reign at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at

Thomas Sowell: High Stakes Benchmarks

Sowell discusses the significance of appointments to the U.S. Suprenme Court in the Washington Times.

National Review Editorial: Congress & Kofi

National Review's Editorial Board renews its call for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to resign.

   For the Week Ending Friday December 4, 2004

Kerry Spot Blog

One of our favorites. The outstanding conservative blog by Jim Geraghty of National Review. Insight on a wide range of issues.

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