A View Down The Road

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 16 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The entire legal system is now premised on the concept of prior restraint – on the idea of controlling people who haven’t yet done anything in order to prevent them from possibly doing it.

A View Down The Road

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about Ford’s creepy MyKey system (see here), now standard equipment in all new Ford vehicles, and the ugly possibilities for controlling how we drive by controlling how the car can be driven. This week, I’m test-driving one of the latest Lincolns (the new MKZ) and it’s got some more of the same:

Citizen Journalist

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

If you are wondering why Obama, despite scandals growing like mushrooms, despite his outright lies about Obamacare and the Benghazi attack, continues to go largely unchallenged by the mainstream press, O’Keefe provides a pithy answer.

Citizen Journalist

“The beauty of video, especially amplified by the Internet, is to allow a handful of citizen journalists working on a shoestring to end-run the biggest news organizations in the world.”

NASA Introduces New Blueprint for Transforming Global Aviation

on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in Aerospace, Business

NASA's director Pearce: "We believe that in order for our nation to remain the aviation leader in the world, we have to change our approach as well or we are not going to be in a position to take advantage of these expected new global opportunities."

NASA Introduces New Blueprint for Transforming Global Aviation

There's something new in the air at NASA.

Based on a fresh look at the future of aviation – as well as global trends in technology, the environment and economics – the agency's aeronautical innovators have chartered a new strategic vision for its aviation research programs.

Garage OPSEC

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Remember that thieves are hyenas – they like to prey on the weak and helpless. If you’re obviously neither, the odds are good they’ll try elsewhere.

Garage OPSEC

If you’re a gearhead, you’ve probably got a lot of stuff in your garage. Expensive stuff. Collectible cars. Bikes. Tools and equipment. There might be more value in your garage than inside your house. But ironically, the garage is often the least secure part of the house. Thieves are well-aware of this.

It's Not Your Father's Republican Party Anymore

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 14 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

One thing is sure. The Republican Party today is not your father’s GOP that elected Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Those halcyon years are over.

It's Not Your Father's Republican Party Anymore
I went out into the rain on Tuesday to vote in the special primary election for the candidates who will oppose one another in November to be New Jersey’s next U.S. Senator. The election was occasioned by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, surely one of the most liberal senators to have ever represented the state.

Obama Administration To Investigate Itself Over Surveillance Scandal

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Publisher's Corner

In the wake of the surveillance scandal unveiled by leaks delivered by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the administration has now announced that it will investigate itself.

Obama Administration To Investigate Itself Over Surveillance Scandal

On August 12, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper posted a brief statement on the Director of National Intelligence Website announcing the formation of a "Review Group On Intelligence and Communication Technologies."

The Babe and the Cynic

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The irony of cynicism is that while it is the belief that all people act out of selfish motives, it is motivated by a desire to protect the self.

The Babe and the Cynic

A certain very erudite and always entertaining social critic remarked recently that he always thought the worst of people. He went on to say — perhaps, at most, half jokingly — that he was always right about them, too. He then revealed that he actually had been very trusting as a boy, that he believed everyone and often got taken advantage of. He certainly doesn’t get taken advantage of much now, I’m sure. But what he doesn’t know is that in one significant way he hasn’t changed at all.

On Obamacare, Tea Party is on Right Track

Written by Star Parker on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Star Parker

Where is the money going to come from to pay for all the subsidized purchases of government insurance?

On Obamacare, Tea Party is on Right Track

Vitriol has gone beyond partisan give-and-take in the nation's politics. It is now seeping into and poisoning the ranks of the Republican Party.

Meteor Dust and My TV Reception

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Should you worry about the Perseids? The answer: about as much as you should worry about carbon dioxide.

Meteor Dust and My TV Reception

Throughout much of the last two days my Direct TV reception, fed via satellite, was disrupted as some stations were accessible while others were not. Turned out to be just an outage problem for my apartment complex, but I initially wondered if it might have to do with lots and lots of meteoric dust.

The Pledge

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

It's time for the rebirth of liberty: No more special privileges; no more theft-by-ballot. No more anything – except respect for the equal and inalienable rights of every man to be free to pursue happiness as he sees it.

The Pledge

Want to know why Republicans – especially Republican “conservatives” – are getting zero traction politically as well as philosophically against the “liberals” they claim to oppose? Why they are a spent force?

Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Attack

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Middle East, World

Terrorists launch attack against Eilat; residents report explosions.

Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Attack

Shortly after midnight on August 13, warning sirens blared as rockets targeted the Israeli city of Eilat, the nation's southernmost city.

McConnell Calls on Administration Not to Open Health Exchanges if Security of Personal Data Can’t Be Verified

on Tuesday, 13 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. McConnell: "While I believe we ought to repeal this law and replace it with commonsense reforms that lower cost, Americans ought to be assured, at an absolute minimum, that their personal and financial data will be safe from data thieves."

McConnell Calls on Administration Not to Open Health Exchanges if Security of Personal Data Can’t Be Verified

By the office of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, in a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Monday, told the administration that no American should be forced on to the government’s health care exchanges, particularly when the government is missing testing deadlines and cannot guarantee the security of personal and financial data.

The Love of Romans and the Deceit of Wormtongue

Written by Luke Hamilton on Monday, 12 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Luke Hamilton, Guest Column

If we are to avoid becoming a nation of Detroits, we need to evict self-hating, progressive politicians and bureaucrats from their positions of power.

The Love of Romans and the Deceit of Wormtongue

Much has been written about the demise of the Motor City, expounding on the inevitable result of progressive liberalism gone wild and the potential ramifications to our communities if we allow the same forces to remain in power. Pictures and stories of the once-great American metropolis, brought to her knees, are staggering. As if the complete default of the city on its financial obligations wasn’t bad enough, Detroit continues to produce horrifying headline after horrifying headline, the most recent being a series of female victims who have each been found tied to a chair and burned to death in abandoned buildings throughout the city. It is hard to fathom that these stories are not coming from Mogadishu, but a major American city which holds a prestigious place in our history. How could a city which achieved such prominence become so godforsaken, both figuratively and literally?

Who’s Killing Whom? Speak Up, Bill O'Reilly!

Written by Ilana Mercer on Monday, 12 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Ilana Mercer

Tepidly, at least, some of the MSM is starting to comment on the racial nature of violent crime. Still, like Bill O'Reilly, they manage to continue to avoid commenting on some of the more uncomfortable facts.

Who’s Killing Whom? Speak Up, Bill O'Reilly!

Beggars can't be choosers. Those who've never hesitated to tell the truth about the hue of hatred in America are elated. Someone more powerful has stepped up to help do the work so few will do.

Abandoning the Middle East

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 12 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Like Democrat Presidents before him — Carter and Clinton — Obama has engaged in hollowing out the U.S. military, leaving the nation at greater peril in an always dangerous world.

Abandoning the Middle East

A map of the U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa tells you everything need to know about Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy. It is worth noting that Britain and France also chose to close many of their diplomatic posts. The West which has had a long history of coveting and controlling elements of the Middle East and the African continent is in retreat.

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