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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - George Orwell
Lawmakers in Virginia are under fire for a bill they say curbs powers of homeowners associations, as those opposed to the measure claim it does the exact opposite and could even lead to homeowners losing their electricity for infractions.
The Food and Drug Administration monitored employees' activities online without ever considering the legality of the surveillance, a federal investigator said Wednesday.
Columnist Robert Knight worries in "When you give liberals the Oval Office" (Commentary, Feb. 17) that we may be inching toward the socialism, which was feared 30 years ago in the "1984" of George Orwell. Actually, it may be worse than that.
From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be.
Kristen Stewart has signed on to play the lead in "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' futuristic love story "Equals," and it's making her a nervous wreck.
Recent legal developments regarding hate-crimes prosecutions remind me of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," in which "some pigs are more equal than others" ("Feds charge white man with hate crime in first 'knockout' prosecution," Web, Dec. 26).
In a move straight from George Orwell's "1984," North Korea is attempting to wipe any mention of executed "traitor" Jang Song-thaek from its state-controlled Internet.
The conspiracy Edward Snowden revealed is vast:It involves former President George W. Bush, President Obama, their aides, a dozen or so members of Congress, federal judges, executives and technicians for American computer servers and telecommunications companies, and the thousands of NSA employees
Over the past few years, bullying has become a hot topic of conversation. Perhaps I should amend that: Bullying has become a hot topic in the media as it has been pushed by progressives to force mainstream acceptance of their agenda.
President Obama's policy maneuvers regarding Syria just don't add up. While some may attribute them to incompetence, I think they are a deliberate attempt by a desperate White House to divert attention from the critical issues at hand, such as GOP-led efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and break the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill into logical and manageable steps that don't make the problem worse.
The First Amendment took a hit in San Antonio last week, but the Constitution is still breathing. The San Antonio City Council voted to consider a city ordinance disqualifying anyone who believes homosexual conduct is wrong from serving, ever, on a municipal board.
It's the stuff of George Orwell's 1984. A new iPhone app – aptly named Heard — allows users to "capture audio after you've heard it," up to five minutes later, company executives say.
Controversy has engulfed the National Security Agency after it was revealed the office - and others like it - were collecting citizens' phone and e-mail records. The public revelations have split Congress, with some lawmakers defending the program as an effective way to fight terrorism, and others viewing it as the first step to the totalitarian "Big Brother" depicted in George Orwell's classic, 1984.
George Orwell once remarked that we have less sympathy for the 7 million victims of Stalin's famine in Ukraine and the Caucasus than we do for the dog that we just hit on the road. The dog is an audible yelp and visible carnage: flesh, blood, bone and fur scattered over the highway. The 7,000,000 dead Ukrainians, on the other hand, are just a number.
For a former senior lecturer in constitutional law, President Obama sure has an interesting viewpoint on the U.S. Constitution. It's a position that likely would mystify the Founding Fathers and most other presidents in our nation's history.
But you don't care or, at least, you shouldn't, because what Orwell has to say about the corrosive effects of British colonialism and English snobbery as they affected a remote part of the world was so original, authentic and riveting.
"What sickens me about left-wing people, especially the intellectuals," wrote George Orwell in 1938, "is their utter ignorance of the way things actually happen."