John McCainYesterday’s national primaries proved several things. First, Sarah Palin’s political influence has not diminished. Second, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain’s dramatic transformation was sufficient enough for Arizona voters to feel confident in his leadership. Above all, according to the Washington Post, the results proved that the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) “continues to be the bane of many Republican incumbents existence” — McCain, who voted for TARP in the October 2008 but voted against it in January 2009, being an exception.

Notable in the statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week that it was charging the State of New Jersey with securities fraud was the lack of fines, punishment, or names of the guilty. The fraud began in 2001 and wasn’t uncovered until the New York Times exposed it in April of 2007.

Many of the nearly 50,000 combat troops waking up in the same Iraqi bivouacs would be surprised to learn that the “final combat brigade” has left Iraq and that Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended.

Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction on August 23 blocking further implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2009 executive order that permitted federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, according to a New York Times report.

On June 28, the day the Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Chicago that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms, Bob Unruh wrote that the decision “has opened the door for a long list of legal challenges to city, county and other rules and regulations that may now infringe on the 2nd Amendment.”