By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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William J. Bennett and David Wilezol's "Is College Worth It?" asks and authoritatively answers one of life's biggest questions.
Eric Metaxas' project here, in limning the notable lives of seven Christian men, is to hold up all seven as models of right behavior and commitment. He senses — well, I mean, how could he not? — that "young men especially need role models.
Moishe Rosen led a career of preaching the message of Jesus that made an impact on his generation and far beyond. His Jews for Jesus organization says it "exists to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide."
In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.
President Obama won re-election last month by a larger margin than even his most fervent supporters had expected, though with fewer popular votes than he received in 2008. Most commentators initially opined that not much had changed in Washington. The president would remain in the White House for another four years, the Democrats would keep control of the Senate, and the House would stay in Republican hands. Most Republicans re-elected to both houses of Congress had publicly pledged not to vote to raise taxes under any circumstances. Most of those Republicans have adhered to that promise -- until now.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the popular senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel and the former host of "FreedomWatch" on Fox Business Network. The youngest judge with life tenure in the history of New Jersey's Superior Court, he presided over more than 150 jury trials between 1987 and 1995.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan observed the eighth anniversary of her husband's passing Tuesday, sitting quietly by his grave site before a granite wall inscribed with a quote from Ronald Reagan that articulates the optimism so many Republicans now seek.
Most politicians prefer platitudes and happy talk. Think "The fundamentals of the economy are strong," "Prosperity is around the corner" and President Obama's ill-fated "recovery summer." Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, is different.
"They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and his iron will, but they love him most for the enemies he has made."
During the birth of the United States, the Founding Fathers discussed, debated and devised two crucial documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. As any school-aged child is fundamentally aware, these two democratic pillars set out everything from the laws of the land to the individual rights and freedoms of all citizens.
If you're not familiar with the work of William Tyndale, you should be. Even today, English speakers owe a debt to the man martyred at age 42 for the "heretical" act of translating the Bible into English.
Election fatigue: Seven out of 10 Americans can't wait for the 2012 presidential campaign to be over, preferring to "fast-forward" to the end, says Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones.
When 1941 dawned, about half the nation wanted to stand aside from "Europe's wars," and about half thought "preparedness" was imperative to help the embattled British and rearm ourselves. Few actually thought we would be dragged into a war.
Halfway through "The Book of Man," William Bennett's delightful survey of writings on what it means to be a man, the author treats readers to a segment titled "Hunting the Grisly - Theodore Roosevelt" in which he writes the following: "By now you have noticed that Theodore Roosevelt appears frequently in this book. That is because Roosevelt's manliness is impossible to doubt."
A supervisor in the D.C. Summer Youth Employment Program pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge stemming from sexual advances he made upon a teenager, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
He told her that he had something to show her on a computer in a partially hidden cubicle in the back of his office.