In news from the world of universal health care, Mark Wattson, 35, collapsed in pain in the street in Swindon, England, a month after he had his appendix removed.

According to a report in World Net Daily, "Troops in the United States' USNORTHCOM ranks appear to have adopted a shoulder patch showing a North American continental design, with an emphasis on United Nations colors, giving evidence of the strength to integrate North America.

Sam BlumenfeldThe new national healthcare bill (aptly titled “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009," H.R.3962) which narrowly passed the House on November 7th, was apparently designed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her staff of totalitarians. It added one thousand new pages to the already one thousand it had before Madame Defarge Pelosi decided it needed more regulations, more coercion and more punishments. It forces everyone to buy health insurance, and if you don’t comply you will be fined and/or jailed.

In his latest book, Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift, Paul Rahe examines the roots of what he calls a “popular malaise” that has become pronounced in the West during the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Becky AkersYou might think that since the State nailed the Founder of the religion to a cross, Christians would deplore government. Surely its murder of the Son of God renders it a thoroughly evil institution, the stronghold of Satan himself, let alone the martyrs it has made since. And that’s to say nothing of the Biblical commands it breaks: “Thou shalt not steal,” not even if, thinking thyself clever, thou re-namest it “taxation”; “Thou shalt not kill,” no matter who giveth thee a uniform and medals and assureth thee it’s patriotic; “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” even if thou workest for the FBI.