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“Don’t Become an Obama Zombie” (Jason Matterra, editor, Human Events)

“Advancing Conservative Ideas in Film and the Supreme Court” (David Bossie, president, Citizens United)

- A selection of mini-courses and instructors offered through Friday at the Young America’s Foundation conference for more than 100 high school students from 30 states.

STILL WAITING

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said nothing to Sen. John Cornyn about those 17 Afghan military officers missing in his state, slipping away during the past two years from Lackland Air Force Base. The Texas Republican does not care for that, and found out on his own from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that “the majority” of the missing officers have not been located, he says. Mr. Cornyn has taken his concerns directly to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“I recognize that tracking visa overstays in the United States is a challenge. However, I continue to see a disturbing pattern that began with Ramzi Yousef and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, came to fruition with the 9/11 hijackers, and has continued recently with Hosam Maher Husein Smadis planned attempts to bomb a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas,” Mr. Cornyn says in a letter to the secretary.

“I view this situation as a clear security failure that needs to be remedied immediately,” the senator insists.

POLL DU JOUR

  • 83 percent of U.S. voters say it is likely thatElena Kagan will be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
  • 42 percent say she should not be confirmed.
  • 42 percent say she is “politically liberal.”
  • 41 percent have an unfavorable impression of Miss Kagan, 40 percent rate her favorably.
  • 36 percent rate her as a moderate
  • 35 percent say Ms. Kagan should be confirmed as justice.
  • 5 percent say she is conservative.

Source: A Rasmussen reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted June 21 and 22.

Hurrahs and hand-wringing to jharper@washingtontimes.com.