By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In "'Oddball heaven' works for America" (Commentary, Tuesday) Victor Davis Hanson seems confident that American exceptionalism will continue - and he concludes that American exceptionalism will end when we end the freedom of the individual. This poses the question, are we losing our individual freedom?
It's a dental story told so often it borders on cliche.
Portland is the largest city in the United States that has yet to approve fluoridation to combat tooth decay.
If the Los Angeles Dodgers ever win the World Series, they'll have to wear name tags at the ring ceremony.
Marketing campaigns for Oscar trophies tend toward earnest snoozers. But pleas for Emmy glory can be as snarky or witty as the comedies they're promoting.
Frank Gaffney Jr.'s piece comparing Andrew Breitbart to Sam Adams was great ("Our Sam Adams," Commentary, March 6).
The untimely death of my friend Andrew Breitbart last week got me thinking about what an extraordinary contribution he had made to our country and to the cause of freedom in his 43 years. Reflecting on Andrew's visionary, colorful and usually combative leadership conjured up a favorable comparison to another patriot from a no-less-critical time in our nation's history: Samuel Adams.
Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.
In a tense escalation of the Occupy Portland protest, police in riot gear Sunday surrounded demonstrators in a downtown park area after hundreds of people defied the mayor's order to leave the park by midnight.
A day after saying there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal civil rights charges against Portland , Ore., police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man, the Justice Department on Wednesday said it had begun an investigation to determine whether Portland police used excessive force in carrying out their duties.
"Stanley Kubrick was one of the reigning cinematic geniuses of the 20th century, but the defining behavioral trait of the last 30 years of his life was an increasing tendency to lead a hermetic, hidden-away life," writes Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere.
This may not be the optimal time to publish this book. For one thing, it is about a praiseworthy banker - our nation's first banker, if you will.
Patrols around mosques and other Islamic sites in Portland, Ore., have been stepped up as Muslim leaders expressed fears of retribution, days after a Somali-American man was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland's Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony.
America has long been fascinated by its Civil War, which has inspired thousands of books and scores of TV series. It pays much less attention to the revolution that brought independence to the first modern republic and that was a turning point in Western history.
President Obama's appearance Thursday on "The View" struck me as such an incongruous idea that I had to watch it. The appearance once again raised questions about what it means to be "presidential" in our celebrity-obsessed culture.
"Science is about the preponderance of evidence," he said. "There are very few proofs in this world."
Mayor Adams, who is not seeking re-election, said he planned to take time before the vote to research how people with the health conditions described at the public hearing live in cities that fluoridate.