Gov. Sarah PalinIt looked for a while like it might have been Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty who would wind up on the Republican ticket alongside John McCain, but instead it is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who will be in the running to take over from Dick Cheney.

US Navy Destoryer brings supplies to GeorgiaRussia’s recent war with Georgia and the ensuing military occupation, which shows every sign of permanency, is a reminder of the folly of committing America to entangling alliances in areas of the world that are none of our concern. Both Georgia and the Ukraine, former Soviet republics, have been agitating for admittance into NATO, and although NATO denied them in March of this year, it has promised them membership at an unspecified future date, much to Moscow’s consternation.

Handgun graphicThe Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller struck down a prohibition against handguns but also allowed for more regulation of guns.

White HouseAs the recently concluded primary season reminded us, America’s quadrennial presidential nominating process, from the earliest primaries to the national party conventions, has become little more than a political sporting event of mind-numbing complexity.

Senator PelosiWhen California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi became House Speaker with the election of a Democratic majority in 2006, hopes ran high in some quarters that the feisty grandmother of seven would lead an investigation into the Bush administration’s actions involving the United States in the Iraq War.

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