- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
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- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New day or sad goodnight?
Question of the Day
With the November elections over, many Democrats are now basking in the light of a new electoral paradigm composed of a melange of disparate interests outnumbering the former mainstream majority.
The 20th was the American century, during which we saved the world from tyranny in World War I, World War II and the Cold War and took Americans to the moon and back. We became the world’s sole superpower, a nation like none other. But what would the picture have been had then-extant political leadership been elected by today’s new majority? The new majority includes agenda-driven constituents, unions, welfare recipients and environmentalists, none distinguished by flag-waving patriotism. What would the Greatest Generation have looked like in the face of all this if, in fact, there would have been one at all?
Now we face the lengthy remainder of the 21st century, one that will have the potential to be far more dangerous to world peace than the last, with an ascendant, authoritarian Red China and resurgent, extremist, militant Islam. In that context, consider this: Does the new Democratic majority signal a new, great day for America, or a sad goodnight?
Santa Rosa, Calif.
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