By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the big winner in an informal and unscientific GOP presidential-preference poll at radio and TV talk-show host Sean Hannity's Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops fundraiser on Capitol Hill on Saturday night.
If conventional wisdom holds true and conservative candidates mop up tomorrow as expected, the Republican Party had better have a serious "come to Jesus" meeting, and quick. The party will either return to the tried-and-true principles of unsullied Reagan conservatism, or the new Republican revolution will fizzle faster than you can say "Obama is a socialist."
Maj. Chuck Larson's book is titled "Heroes Among Us" but "Unknown Heroes Among Us" might be more apt because it is unlikely that one in 100 Americans has heard of any of the highly decorated young men profiled by the author.
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he told comrades that I had "failed" him in platoon tactics.
"I am grateful to get my sword back, obviously well cared for over the years. The return is a real, rare testament to the decency of people," Mr. North says. "My dear wife, Betsy, saved up her pennies and bought me a replacement for it years ago, which I truly treasure. So now we have two. Our big decision: Which one goes over the fireplace?"