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    LIVINGSTON: Stolen cross, stolen honor

    Frank Woodruff Buckles was born in Missouri 109 years ago. He is a national hero and the last living American veteran of World War I. But as we observed this Veterans Day - a day conceived as a celebration of the end of that bloody war - there was no national monument to honor Mr. Buckles and 5 million other Americans who served our nation in uniform then. The sole National Monument to World War I has been destroyed by vandals, and the Obama administration refuses to allow its replacement, even by private citizens, even at private expense.


  • Illustration: Blaming Bush by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Stuck on Bush

    The campaign to criminalize America's response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks continues apace. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate George W. Bush over his just-released memoir, "Decision Points," in which the former president says he ordered al Qaeda suspects waterboarded in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch

    KNIGHT: Promoting perversity as diversity

    Despite the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) effort to censor a "religious" speaker, Nebraska high school students got to hear a compelling account of why they should not drink and drive from a man whose brother was killed by a drunk driver.


  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed a request for an injunction in federal court in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday on behalf of Ariana Iacono, 14, who was suspended from high school over her nose piercing. (Associated Press)

    Pierced girl sues school district after suspension

    Ariana Iacono believes that her nose piercing helps maintain her spiritual health, but the officials at Clayton High School near Raleigh, N.C., still suspended her because it violates their dress code.


  • Illustration: California schools by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: ACLU flunks math

    California's budget deficit has reached an estimated $26.3 billion. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democrat-dominated legislature are scrambling to avoid a total fiscal meltdown in the nation's most populous state.


  • ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A TSA officer views the image of a person with a cell phone using a controversial full body scanner Wednesday at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Va. Airports will install 150 more scanners after an attempted attack on a flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day.

    EDITORIAL: The left vs. Obama on privacy

    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama pledged to "strengthen privacy protections for the digital age," but the American Civil Liberties Union on Sept. 8 blasted out an e-mail questioning President Obama's commitment. "But now, the Obama administration is proposing its own changes to [the Electronic Communications Privacy Act] aimed at weakening - not strengthening - your personal privacy," ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero wrote.


  • Illustration: Pro-life ACLU by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: ACLU says 'Right to life . . . most fundamental of all rights'

    The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered the right to life. Seriously. The ardently pro-abortion organization declares in its Aug. 30 lawsuit against the Obama administration that the CIA's plan for targeted killings of terrorists violates the terrorists' rights. "The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights," says ACLU lawyer Arthur Spitzer in the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.


  • Illustration: Memorial cross by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Uprooting the cross

    While the furor over the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has New York Gov. David Paterson offering public land as a peace offering, a more familiar symbol - the cross - is systematically being uprooted around the country.


  • **FILE** An Amazon.com employee grabs boxes off the conveyor belt for shipment at a Fernley, Nev., warehouse. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Tax man spies on book purchases

    The American Civil Liberties Union wants to protect the privacy of people who buy books like "Obama Zombies: How The Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation." On Aug. 12, a federal judge allowed the left-leaning group to join the side of big business in a court case against greedy, tax-obsessed state bureaucrats.


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