Credit card reform legislation that President Obama is expected to sign sometime over the Memorial Day weekend is a mixed bag, to say the least. Offsetting the deluge of new regulations Congress is set to impose on credit card issuers is a surprise, last-minute insertion lifting the federal ban on firearms in national parks wherever state laws permit. That insertion garnered strong bipartisan support.
Speaking on CNN's State of the Union program on May 17, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's allegation that the Central Intelligence Agency had misled her about the spy agency's terrorism-related interrogation tactics.
A Gallup Poll released on May 13 indicated that nearly two-thirds of Americans surveyed — 64 percent — responded that it "doesn't matter" to them if the president appoints a woman to the Supreme Court to replaced retiring Justice David Souter.
The nightmarish future of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World is a world where people are bred for servitude to government and hypnotized by repetition for serving a totalitarian state with the three-word slogan “Community. Identity. Stability.” Community means “government,” and identity is only important in the context of service to that government. Every human is hypnotized from infancy with the words: “Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one.” Everyone was liable for service to the state, and that servitude was couched in terms that implied a phony voluntary, even charitable, eagerness.