Archive for July 26th, 2008

Only a Virtuous People are Capable of Freedom

American Minute from William J. Federer On JULY 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first U.S. Postmaster General, a position he held prior to the Revolution under the British Crown. Franklin established a volunteer fire department, a circulating public library, an insurance company, a city police force, a night watch and a militia. He set […]

Video: Are the Needs of Kids or Adults More Important?

“Ten Persuasive Answers to the Question ‘Why not gay marriage?’” Q9: Are the Needs of Kids or Adults More Important? Point 1: Is same-sex marriage about the needs of children, or the wants of adults? Point 2:”The history of divorce in our society is replete with unwarranted assumptions that adults have made about children simply […]

Kumbaya falls flat in Berlin

BY STAR PARKERFOUNDER & PRESIDENTCOALITION ON URBAN RENEWAL & EDUCATION The headline on the website of German magazine Der Spiegel about Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin: “Huge Crowds Left with Mixed Feelings.” Two hundred thousand turned out for the speech, but CNN’s Candy Crowley reported an “absence of euphoria” at the event. As Senator Obama […]

Is Pickens’ Plan Good for US?

Who hasn’t seen T. Boone Pickens on TV promoting his plan for American energy independence? Stating “I’ve been an oil man all my life,” Pickens goes on to claim that he has a plan that will free America from the grip of foreign oil, indeed, from the “addiction” to oil in general. The details are […]