Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a new "immigration index" that would measure Southwest border security beyond the conventional way of observing state and local statistics, which focus mainly on data such as arrests and drug seizures. The new index, Napolitano claims, will look beyond bare crime statistics and focus more on environmental damage, economic impacts, and concerns of personal safety of Americans residing near the Mexican border.

While the establishment media was busy parroting President Obama’s announcement of Osama bin Laden’s supposed assassination, reporting the unsubstantiated claims as if they were unquestionable facts, much of the so-called “alternative” press was far more cautious — and accurate, it turns out. But more importantly, with the new official storyline indicating that bin Laden was in fact unarmed, bigger and much more important questions are beginning to emerge.

The death of Osama bin Laden has provoked a number of questions from the mainstream media and the American people, ranging from the specifics of the encounter and the parties responsible to whether or not the mission was even warranted. To one Senate Committee, however, the more pressing issue is whether or not the military showed intolerance by calling the mission to capture or kill bin Laden "Geronimo."

Last Wednesday Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) verbally polished his 'fiscal conservative' spectacles for the benefit of non-believers in Utah who are threatening to support opposition to his run for re-election to his seventh term in 2012. He told the Senate Finance Committee that if fiscal reforms 'fall prey to gimmicks, are waived or otherwise undermined' my sense is that the people will come to this Capitol with pitchforks and torches they will be so upset. And they'd be right to do so.'  

President Obama has nominated a new national security team that is has veteran establishment credentials and appear to create an even tighter nexus between intelligence agencies and the military. Obama announced the following appointments April 28:

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