Florida this year sent to the Congress of the United States its application for a convention for the purpose of proposing a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Florida is, by some counts at least, the 33rd state to apply. But the legislatures of New Hampshire and South Dakota have recently voted to rescind their applications. So are we now three states away from the 34 needed to require Congress to call a convention? Or one? Or 15 or so (arrived at by subtracting all the states that have rescinded their calls over the past 22 years)?

Linda McMahon, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, said Wednesday night that she did some of the research for what became a front-page story in the New York Times about how Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal falsely claimed to have served in Vietnam.

Most Americans recognize that the United States is currently facing major struggles, and that America is undergoing a fundamental transformation, but of those Americans, many still do not subscribe to the theory that there is an underground movement toward global government. The problem with that denial is the movement has come out from underground and has become so blatant that it can no longer be ignored or refuted.

Those who believe that the Tea Party movement will simply be a convenient flack for the Republican establishment have received rude awakenings in the last few weeks.

Republicans aren't the only ones wanting to know more about an alleged bribe the White House offered Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania if he would drop out of the Democratic primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. Sestak defeated Specter, a five-term incumbent who changed parties last year, in the Senate primary last on May 18.