The man who delightedly accepted the title of neoconservatism’s “godfather” passed away on September 18 at age 89. Sad to report, the neoconservatism Irving Kristol fastened on conservative Republicans endures, and it is not good for America.
Fewer of us got married, owned our own homes, drove to work alone, or moved to a new residence last year than the year before. More of us lived in overcrowded housing and suffered a decline in property values. Fewer of us are newly arrived immigrants. All of that is just part of the information released by the U.S. Census Bureau Monday in a report of its annual American Community Survey, containing what the New York Times describes as a "wealth of data comparing the nation's profile in 2008 with that of 2007."
The most recent in a series of surveys of American Religious Identification conducted by Trinity College reveals that the number of Americans with no religious identification continues to climb.
When the Raymond, New Hampshire, selectmen refused permission to a local resident to hold a yoga class on the town green in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, they may not have anticipated the decision would draw gun-toting libertarians and others to the site to show support for First and Second Amendment rights.
As if it needed it, the leftist Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is the subject of yet another video at BigGovernment.com. The latest installment is even worse in some ways than its predecessors, and not long after it appeared, the U.S. House of Representatives shut the lid on ACORN's coffin and hammered in the third nail. It terminated all federal funding for ACORN.
Peter Schiff, a former economic adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign, announced his candidacy Thursday for the U.S. Senate on MSNBC's Morning Joe against longtime Connecticut Democrat Christopher Dodd. Schiff became an Internet phenomenon last year after YouTube activists posted a compilation of his amazingly accurate predictions of the current economic crisis during 2006 and 2007 on national television shows, while other television pundits laughed at him.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced that U.S. spy activities cost taxpayers $75 billion a year. It was an unprecedented move, as U.S. officials have always taken great pains to keep military-intelligence spending secret.
ACORN, the beleaguered leftist group battered by a series of videos that depict wrongdoing among its employees, is now on the ropes in terms of federal funding. The latest blow to the leftist organization is yet another video, this one filmed at its office in San Bernardino, Calif., depicting an ACORN employee yet again advising two clients about starting a prostitution business. In this one, the employee "confesses" to killing her husband.