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Dennis BehreandtTime for an axiom: Big Government is Bad.

Or, put another way, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Or, maybe another one: big government is the last, best refuge of scoundrels.

Case in point, the three taverns in Philadelphia busted recently by cops in armed, simultaneous raids.

Ralph Reiland“The majority of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms,” stated CNN, summarizing the results of a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.

The Hollywood Kodak Theatre rolled out the red carpet for the star-studded 82nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. Celebrities from all over the world dressed to impress and made their way down the red carpet, stopping for photo opportunities along the way, of course. Steve Martin and Alex Baldwin co-hosted the show and just as expected, it was an evening to remember.

Alice in WonderlandDirector Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland boasts an impressive $116 million at the North American box office this opening weekend. Burton’s film is an entertaining mélange of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, often shortened to Alice in Wonderland. Much like Carroll’s works, the film is enjoyed by children and adults alike, though the violence and dark undertones of Burton’s film may force parents to look elsewhere when choosing a family film for the young ones.

Chip WoodThank goodness for a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, last week. I had day-long duties as the master of ceremonies — which meant I was not able to watch Barack Obama’s seven-hour healthcare summit on TV.

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