By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is not requiring commands and agencies to hold gay pride events this month, even as the Pentagon prepares for its first celebration on Tuesday of gays serving openly in the ranks.
The diplomatic dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands has died down, but the incident involving a detained fishing boat captain has raised new fears within the U.S. government over China's use of economic warfare, namely, its control over exports of rare-earth minerals needed for high-technology manufacturing.