Archive for July, 2010

General Stanley McChrystal’s Retirement Remarks on July 23, 2010 at Fort McNair, Washington D.C.

July 30, 2010

This is frustrating. I spent a career waiting to give a retirement speech and lie about what a great soldier I was. Then people show up who were actually there. It proves what Doug Brown taught me long ago; nothing ruins a good war story like an eyewitness. To show you how bad it is, […]

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Excluded Middle by Michael Cochrane

July 29, 2010

The Constitution of the United States is such a fundamental and influential document that it is completely understandable that it would be the center of attention and controversy with respect to the nature of what we believe to be true and significant as a people. As such, the Constitution is subject to a scrutiny that […]

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Smashing the Rosetta Stone by Ira Schwartz

July 28, 2010

A Few Days ago there was a “breaking News” story about a super secret report “accidently” leaked to a website called “wikileaks” that was immediately posted on their web page. In this report is detailed information on how the war in Afghanistan has NOT been going well for the last six years. How George W. Bush and […]

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What You See is Not Necessarily What You Get by Ira Schwartz

July 22, 2010

To all who this article may offend, it is written by Ira.  I have chosen to publish it because it is the right thing to do.  Reporting has gone to the level of “Yellow Journalism” in the past ten years and the people in this country should know that everything you hear is not necessarily true.  […]

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Rage Against the Machine by Craig Covello

July 7, 2010

With all due respect to Tom Morello’s 1990’s rock band, this article is not about music. I refer instead to the Chicago-style political machine. Michael Powell of the New York Times published an interesting article on July 2 that exposes some rather ugly realities regarding the fiscal health of the state of Illinois. Here are […]

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A Good Day by Ira Schwartz

July 2, 2010

The day started as did most days in Philadelphia in July, hot and humid. As the sun flared above the horizon the citizens of the small town slowly went about their daily chores never realizing the significance this day, July 2nd 1776 would hold for generations to come. At the Pennsylvania State House the caretaker […]

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Recovery? What Recovery?

July 1, 2010

Today, the initial jobless claim numbers were released for last week.  The news:  The same as the last few weeks.  The numbers are up.  Further, the rolling four week average for unemployment is also up.  Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for June is scheduled to be released.  Economists expect the unemployment rate to increase to 9.8% from […]

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Feature

Bill Maher, Ben Affleck and Islam

On Last Week's Bill Maher show, an interesting this happened. Liberal Maher took on Ben Affleck and his liberal views on Islam. ...

Gary Oldman Comes Out Libertarian

In a Playboy interview out this month, Gary Oldman puts political correctness to the test and comes out as a Libertarian.