Update: Less than an hour after publishing our online story that The American Conservative would be ending its printed publication because of financial pressures, we received the following message from Daniel McCarthy of TAC: "We've had an outpouring of support from our readers (and writers), and we've made some financial cuts which will keep us going. There's still more work for us to do on shoring up our finances for the long term, but we will not be going out of print — much to the neocons' chagrin!" Mr. McCarthy added: "Please let readers of The New American blog know." We are delighted to share this encouragingng update  to our original story (see below), which unbeknowst to us was out of date before we even published it. Such is the fast-paced world in which we live! — Editor

Why would Louis Caldera, a member of the White House military office, okay a plan to have the 747 that's used as Air Force One, the president’s plane (the president was not on board), fly low over New York’s skyline on April 27, followed by a fighter jet, considering New Yorkers’ experiences with 9/11? Because image is important.

Seventy-nine years old and in the Senate for five terms, Arlen Specter has decided to take the plunge and make it official: after years of claiming Republican affiliation, he has become a full-fledged Democrat.

Feeling the heat from veterans groups, pro-life organizations, conservatives, and even Democratic members of Congress, President Barack Obama’s Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was forced to make a slight about-face regarding a controversial intelligence report issued by her department for law-enforcement agencies, including federal-state "Fusion Centers." In a string of media appearances in mid-April, Secretary Napolitano half-apologized for a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report that has drawn severe criticism for targeting conservative political opponents and associating them with dangerous terrorists.

ImagineArizona“Mexico as the ‘pier,’ Arizona as the ‘docks’ ” — meaning that Mexico serves as the initial port of entry while Arizona supplies the warehousing and transportation facilities — is the vision of John Munger, chairman of the newly formed political action committee ImagineArizona.