ShrekShrek Forever After is a film that concurrently entertains and teaches a valuable lesson: You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. The film’s theme helps to appeal to an older audience, who can certainly relate to the midlife crisis that seems to be plaguing Shrek at the beginning of the film.  Couple that with a mastery of double entendra and you have yet another successful Shrek movie.

Becky AkersAmong criminals, perhaps the vilest are politicians and pedophiles. So we can expect little outcry at the Supreme Court’s decision to expand the former’s power over the latter: it ruled on Monday that our rulers may “order the civil commitment of a mentally ill, sexually dangerous federal prisoner beyond the date he would otherwise be released.”

Sam BlumenfeldThe eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull (I-jaf-jalla-jokull) volcano on April 14, 2010, is being compared to Krakatoa’s famous eruption on August 27, 1883 which had a great effect on weather patterns for the next few months. It seems that its Icelandic equivalent might have the same effect — creating a period of global cooling. This invalidates all of those computer models created by climate-change fanatics warning us of an earth becoming unbearably hot with oceans rising and covering all coastal cities. So Al Gore must be worried.

Ralph ReilandThe award this week for the craziest utterance goes to New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Chip WoodBloodshed! Violence! Riots! Threats! That’s been the reaction from the race-baiters  at La Raza, and a number of other self-proclaimed do-gooders, who claim to be outraged that the good citizens of Arizona have the unmitigated gall to do what their federal government should be doing for them — protecting them from an illegal immigration invasion.