Congressmen are on what they call their summer recess or "district work period" right now, and angry constituents are competing with “AstroTurf” leftists that are being planted at these town meetings to generate the appearance of support for more government control of healthcare.
The 47 passengers aboard Continental Express Flight 2816 flying from Houston to Minneapolis expected their flight to last about two-and-one-half hours. But severe weather and an equally severe enforcement of federal regulations caused their flight to take about 12 hours, including a six-hour stretch trapped in the plane as it sat 50 yards from the terminal.
The saga of South Carolina’s embattled Governor Mark Sanford testifies to one singular truth: when you’ve taken a stand against policies and agendas wanted by powerful people, you had better keep your nose clean, because if you do not, it will come back and bite you in the worst way.
The controversy over Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and his conflict with a Cambridge, Mass., police officer just won't die. A Boston policeman is now suing that city and its police department after he was suspended for referring to Gates as a "banana-eating jungle monkey" in an e-mail he sent to a Boston Globe columnist and to other officers on the force.