The U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Douglas Kmiec, believes that a new report by the State Department indicates that it is intolerant of religious expression.

It is said of hurricanes that the danger is less the wind, and more the debris blown about by it.

Last Wednesday when President Obama addressed the nation to announce the deficit-reduction compromise, most of the “wind” concerned the conflict between the President’s approach to fiscal responsibility and that of Congressman Paul Ryan and the Republican party.

Mary Fallin

Back in February, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, announced that the Sooner State would be accepting a $54.6 million grant from the federal government to help create a health insurance exchange for Oklahomans that's required by the new healthcare law dubbed ObamaCare. But last Thursday, Fallin reversed her position, saying the state would not accept the federal grant.

Paul RyanHouse Republicans passed the Ryan budget proposal April 15 by a 235-193 vote, with every Democrat voting against the measure and only four Republicans in opposition. The Ryan budget would endorse a $1 trillion deficit for fiscal 2012 and a $700 billion deficit for 2013.

money with flagThe compromise fiscal 2011 budget resolution Congress passed April 14, which awaits President Obama's signature, boasted some $38 billion in "cuts" that were just gimmicks and would increase spending overall, according to analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.