House Republicans vowing to reform a number of items are turning their attention to the United Nations, preparing to continue an already long-raging battle on Capitol Hill over the financial cost of American involvement in the organization. As it stands now, the United States finances about 22 percent of the total budget of the United Nations.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it will limit the active pain-reducing ingredient in the pain medications Percocet and Vicodin.


As the gun control lobby seeks to exploit the Tucson tragedy to deprive American citizens of their Second Amendment rights, Democrats are already pressuring President Obama to support such unconstitutional legislation. As Raven Clabough reported for The New American, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has already introduce a bill in the House of Representatives which would go beyond the strictures of the old Brady Bill in limiting the capacity of the magazine of semiautomatic firearms.

 Wisconsin joined 36 other states in participating in the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) program called “secure communities.” Likewise, New York's Putnam and Rockland Counties became the first of New York's counties to join the program this week.

Every once in a while, America's establishment columnists treat their readers to a surprisingly helpful bit of writing. Such was the case with George Will's January 16 column for Washington Post.