Although President Barack Obama correctly understood that his party had taken a "shellacking" in the November elections, he seems not to have drawn the obvious lesson from that defeat: Americans are unhappy with his policies. Even now, reports the Washington Examiner, he "is expected to make more frequent use of executive orders, vetoes, signing statements and policy initiatives that originate within the federal agencies to maneuver around congressional Republicans who are threatening to derail initiatives he has already put in place, including health care reforms, and to launch serial investigations into his administration's spending."

California is blessed with one of the best climates on earth, enough to cause millions to flock to the state simply for the ocean and coastlines, the mountains, and the amenable weather.

When the New York Times reported on December 26 that the "advance care planning" benefit, deleted from last year's health care reform legislation, had been effected by regulatory decree, the nation's "paper of record" gave its readers a hint of things to come:

The stories of indecencies and humiliations suffered by air travelers at the hands of prurient and unfettered agents of the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have become legendary:

A three-woman television production crew approached the security line bordering President Barack Obama’s vacation home location in Kailua, Hawaii just before dawn last Wednesday, December 29. The women — host R.J. Hampton, journalist Sherri Kane and producer Sativa Jones — are part of  We Are Change, described on its website as "a citizens-based peace and social justice movement working to reveal the truth behind the events of September 11, as well as other suspected false flag attacks that have taken place around the world."