- Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
- India top court rules homosexuality is illegal
- Aaron Hernandez, ex-Patriot, on prison life: ‘I’m way less stressed in jail’
- Man pulled from water believed to be disgraced D.C. cop
- Kabul airport hit by suicide bomber who targeted NATO gate
- Space probe on course to land on mile-wide comet
- New budget accord saves $23 billion — after $65 billion spending spree
- Congress seeks ban on in-flight calls
- Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site sold to owners of Townhall, HotAir: report
Letters to the editor
Thanks for the excellent lead editorial outlining the fobbing and misfeasance of the Democratic leadership in its efforts to undermine the war in Iraq and anything related to President Bush (“Pandering and triangulating,” Editorial, Thursday).
If Mr. Furedi is right, Mr. Gore and his Democratic supporters should thank their lucky stars that the public is politically illiterate. If they took the time to really study the issues, it may not bode so well for the Democratic Party.
The following items were reported Thursday:
n Democrats defeated a Republican effort to authorize a $3 billon package for new border security and immigration enforcement. Instead they want to focus on a new agriculture program to grant legal status to illegals who work in the fields (“Democrats pitch citizenship path for some illegals,” Page 1). That eventually may be something to get accomplished, but where is Democrats’ recognition of the public groundswell against legalizing illegals and the vast majority of people who demand that we secure the border first?
n Republicans in the House and Senate, despite intense resistance of Democrats, succeeded in winning the day to force an up-or-down vote on guaranteeing a “legal shield” to tipsters who report suspicious behavior (“Legal shield for tipsters advances,” Nation).
n House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her political assault on Mr. Bush and the war in Iraq, getting passed in the House a bill stipulating that after the war is over, no permanent base could be maintained in Iraq (“Bill bans permanent Iraq bases,” Nation). Since her pullout campaign has failed, this is just another effort to ensure defeat in the Iraq war — in addition to Democrats’ efforts for the pullout, troop rotation, timetables and the like.
n Even though al Qaeda is actively working to obtain weapons of mass destruction that are nuclear, chemical and biological — as retired Air ForceLt. Gen. James Clapper reported to the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence — Democrats work tirelessly to undo and stymie our efforts to win this war against terrorism (“Al Qaeda seen in search of nukes,” Nation).
A well-informed public is the last thing the Democrats want.
On repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
Right-wing activist Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, is once again using prejudice and personal bias to try and undermine our national security (“Democrat pushes to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy,” Nation, Tuesday). Mrs. Donnelly, who has a long history of trying to roll back opportunities for women and gays, is now advocating changing the name of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law because, in her view, the current moniker is confusing.
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- Somber duty: U.S. presidents in hot demand at Mandela's memorial
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