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Topic - Oliver North
Lt. Col. Oliver North, a retired Marine, author, columnist and host of the award-winning documentary series "War Stories" on the Fox News Channel, was once called by President Reagan "an American hero." He has the credentials to prove it.
The Libertarian Party candidate for governor in Virginia is upset because he won't be invited to participate in a debate at Virginia Tech later this month. Fans of smaller government can feel relieved, because all that Robert Sarvis can accomplish by his futile run is to take enough votes away from Ken Cuccinelli, the conservative, to lose to Terry McAuliffe, a big-government liberal.
"The nation is looking for a change in leadership. Many Americans wake up every day wondering if we are descending rather than ascending as a nation. And most of our citizens want to rally behind hopeful alternatives to our current path," American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas tells Inside the Beltway.
William P. Clark, a national security adviser to President Reagan and Interior secretary, died Saturday after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 81.
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I raced off stage in Tampa after throttling my 6511th high energy rockout, mopped up as much dripping sweat as I could, changed into dry clothes, grabbed a Gatorade and a sack of food, hung onto my gorgeous wife Shemane and headed to the airport lickity split.
It seems the love affair between the Beltway media and Hollywood elites is cooling. Washington journalists enjoy being the popular kids for an evening, and celebrities relish the attention. But after a while, what could they possibly talk about over their overcooked chicken?
On the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division distributed a one-page "Message to All Hands." It was a succinct warning to those going into battle about what to expect from the enemy and his expectations for them.
Virginians elect a new governor Nov. 5, and they'll get a rare choice between a constitutional conservative and an abortion liberal. No Tweedle Dee vs. Tweedle Dum this time.
The spirit of George Orwell's "1984" returns five decades later in Oliver North's most recent novel, "Heroes Proved." It is 2032, and the progressive agenda is triumphant. Public expressions of religious faith are deemed hate speech and are prosecutable offenses. Privately owned firearms are strictly regulated, and gas costs more than $10 a gallon because of federal restrictions on domestic oil exploitation.
"Too many generals are taking orders from their privates," summarizes Rush Limbaugh regarding the ever-mutating news about former CIA Director David H. Petraeus. Alas, there is collateral damage from all the bombshells, however.
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously claimed there are no second acts in American life. He never met Lt. Col. Oliver North.
After three decades of searching, Oliver North at last gets the ceremonial sword he received upon his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968.
Despite a hair-raising week, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich now bills himself as "the last conservative standing," touting a crowded agenda that defies gleeful coverage claiming that he's out of money and low on voter favorability.
He writes, "The young Americans I have been covering for Fox News forfeited the comforts of home, absented themselves from the affection of loved ones, and volunteered to go into harm's way in some of the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. They are the best and bravest of their generation. We are all better for their service."
At the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Mr. North discusses the advancements made in the treatment of these young Americans with Jack Fowler, the same Navy corpsman, he writes, "who had bound up my wounds during a bloody battle in Vietnam."