By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano needs to explain how she's going to remove the drug scouts from Arizona's mountaintops. It's a serious question for those of us who live in Arizona. Our senators can ask her on Friday when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the immigration reform proposal.
Republicans have brought forth a spending bill with a provision requiring the U.S. Postal Service to keep its full Saturday delivery service.
A series of sophisticated foreign cyberattacks against the websites of U.S. banks represents a serious escalation in global cyberconflict, according to security specialists and former officials.
A new Senate bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to set and enforce computer security standards for companies that own or operate critical systems like mobile networks, power grids and telephone/cable systems deemed to be at risk of cyber-attack.
So, where are we 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks? It is comforting that we have been blessed with a near-unbroken decade without further mass-casualty attacks since those that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.
President Obama made a run for the border yesterday to shore up his credentials on the immigration issue. Speaking from Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Mr. Obama defended his strategy as if it were working. "They'll never be satisfied," he said, lashing out at critics. "The truth is, the measures we've put in place are getting results."
Saying the measure of "operational control" of U.S. borders is obsolete, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration is trying to come up with a new yardstick to better reflect the improvements it says it has made.
Did you know that the nation soon will undergo a test that will determine how effectively the president of the United States can seize control of the media in the event of an "emergency"? Well, that's not the way the administration is putting it.
The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress.