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Echelon And On-Line Surveillance

BEAUTIFUL AND DELIGHTFUL MAN—whom I had the pleasure and fortune of the occasional chat afforded me over the twenty-three years he spent at the same firm for whom my wife also toiled as mensch of the bean counting and IT departments—Armenian genocide survivor, solid American patriot, respected and esteemed diplomatic spokesman during the Viet Nam years, former Time magazine VP, undeclared mentor of, ally, and yes, a kind jostling friend to me, Barry Zorthian, was buried yesterday. A spry, piercing intellect to the end, Barry was ninety years old, passing away rather suddenly with a staph infection at the same...

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The Story Of Adam

ERE IS THE story of how I got snookered into supporting a group of nincompoops, and what happened with these same nimcompoops at George Washington University a week later... On the morning of October 8, a group hung more than 100 posters containing the text “Hate Muslims? So do we!!!” The poster also featured a picture of an Arab man, labeling Muslims with “lasers in eyes,” “venom from mouth” and a “suicide vest.” Two days passed. Finally, seven students admitted the actions to the GWU newspaper, The Hatchet, with Adam Kokesh, a grad student admitting his leadership of the group....


Freedom With Strength, Strength With Freedom

"Whatever are we to do in the face of Islamic terrorism?" asks a frightened Alice once again through the looking glass. Many in the United States leap up off their bean bags and Lazy Boys to label Alice and her neighbors with the worst set of curses they can imagine, starting with cowardice. e must not fail to calculate, of course, that there are dearly held freedoms that can and should be sacrificed temporarily in the name of security when faced with a cause for survival. If one blindly follows grand intellectual papers written at the end of the 18th...


Democrats In The Cheese Again

This is as silly as it gets. Originally reported by Audrey Hudson in the Washington Times: emocrats are trying to pull a provision from a homeland security bill that will protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior that may lead to a terrorist attack, according to House Republican leadership aides. The legislation, which moves to a House and Senate conference committee this afternoon, will implement final recommendations from the 911 Commission. Rep. Pete King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico Republican, sponsored the bill after...