After two years of economic turmoil it seems that the message that governments are spending too much money is finally getting out. In fact, the crisis today is solely caused by government spending far too much, and doing so while pretending, Keynesian style, that the spending will actually fix the economy.
The bean-counters have struck again — this time in the sports pages. Two New York Times sport writers have discovered that baseball coaches from minority groups are found more often coaching at first base than at third base. Moreover, third-base coaches become managers more often than first-base coaches.
Islamic Global Jihad declared war against America on September 11, 2001, in an attack that killed nearly 3000 Americans in the Twin Towers in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in four hijacked airliners. Had the fourth airliner succeeded in reaching Washington, it might have crashed into the White House or the Capitol with even more loss of life. But, thanks to the brave passengers on the plane, the attack was thwarted and the plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
In propaganda disguised as a legal decision, California's Judge Vaughn Walker decreed last week that "moral and religious views form the only basis for a belief that same-sex couples are different from opposite-sex couples." I guess we can forget about those inconvertible biological differences and the emotional ones, too, not to mention the statistical, historical, cultural, social and psychological disparities.
Democrats in Congress, frightened by what voters are likely to do in November, have been given their marching orders by the Obama administration.
Rumors of Congressional Democrats privately expressing disapproval of the Obama administration's actions and policies have been given more credence by such things as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's public criticism of White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. But when two long-time Democratic pollsters, Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen, called President Obama "cynical" and "racially divisive," that was a dramatic statement. It was like saying that the emperor has no clothes.
A question on many Americans' minds now is whether and when the Supreme Court of the United States will overturn a federal court's ruling that the California law defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman is unconstitutional. Opponents of same-sex marriage are hoping the answer is "yes" and "soon."
On May 7, 1818, a veteran of the Revolutionary War named Asher Wright "personally appear[ed]" before Presiding Judge Sylvester Gilbert in the "District of Connecticut, ss. County of Tolland." Mr. Wright, "aged 63 years... doth, on his oath, make the following declaration...That he the said Asher Wright enlisted ... in the Continental Army... and served out the term of his inlistment [sic] being one year and that he is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support..."[i]