Government is now so huge, powerful and callous that citizens risk becoming proverbial serfs without the freedoms guaranteed by the Founding Fathers.
What voice is louder on public policy than that emanating from the bully pulpit of the president? Yet how is our current president the moral superior of the infamous Kermit Gosnell? As a senator, Mr. Obama voted in favor of the destruction of newborn survivors of abortion. The execution of that very act Mr. Obama sanctioned was Gosnell's crime — but only one of them is going to prison ("Murder: Gosnell guilty verdict hailed on both sides of abortion debate," Web, May 13).
As Kermit Gosnell starts his life sentence for murdering babies, Congress is moving to create a federal law against aborting babies in the last months of pregnancy.
In the wake of the murder convictions of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell, Texas state officials are investigating a Houston abortion provider who is accused by former employees of killing born-alive infants, performing illegal late-term abortions and violating other state laws.
Two weeks ago, I sat less than 10 feet away from Kermit Gosnell in the Philadelphia courtroom where his fate was ultimately decided.
The seedy practices of abortionists came sharply into focus Monday when a Philadelphia jury convicted Kermit Gosnell on three counts of first-degree murder. It's a significant setback for the Democrats, who have made terminating the lives of the unborn their defining issue.
In a case that attracted national attention, Philadelphia inner-city abortion provider Kermit B. Gosnell was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the deaths of three born-alive babies by "snipping" their spines.
While millions of people have been riveted to the Jodi Arias murder trial since January, another trial of far greater gravity has recently concluded with almost no national media coverage. Where this unspoken trial lacks the public's enormous appetite for salacious details that often go with crimes of passion, it more than makes up for it with its murder count and stomach-turning gore. The trial I am referring to is that of Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia ("The reality of abortion — Kermit Gosnell is no outlier," Commentary, May 8).
News coverage was swift and straightforward following revelations that the Justice Department secretly had obtained two months worth of phone records from The Associated Press, an action the wire service President and CEO Gary Pruitt deemed an "unprecedented intrusion" and "serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report news," in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made public on Monday. Those are fighting words from Mr. Pruitt, the former CEO of news syndicate McClatchey Co., who has been on the job just over a year.