- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2009

In case you didn’t tune into The Washington Times’ nationally syndicated radio show “America’s Morning News” - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network - here’s what three of Wednesday’s guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin:

• Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, Louisiana Republican: Mr. Cao, the lone member of the Republican Party who voted for the House health care reform bill, said he has no regrets, pointing out that he was faithfully, if not politically, representing the wishes of his congressional district in New Orleans, where many are poor and don’t have health insurance.

• Jeff Benedict, author of “Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage”: Mr. Benedict summarized his eye-opening book, which tells the story of an otherwise ordinary woman, Susette Kelo, who took on politically powerful foes and, ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that sparked a nationwide change in eminent-domain laws.

• Monica Crowley, conservative commentator and regular participant on “The McLaughlin Group”: Miss Crowley said last week’s murder spree at Fort Hood, Texas, pointed to a profound irony: President George W. Bush’s war on Islamic terrorism produced a 100-percent perfect track record since Sept. 11, 2001, in keeping Americans safe from another domestic terrorist attack. Last week’s attack at the Army base, she said, was not a “crime against our nation,” as President Obama stated, but an act of “holy war.”