Friday, February 18, 2011 News Update

It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail. — Thomas Jefferson1775 — A Summary View of the Rights of British America

US troops set for longer Afghan stay

Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city

Bahrain locked down after 5 protesters killed

IED toll in Afghanistan reduced by 37 percent

Wis. lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: Is Your Job an Endangered Species? Technology is eating jobs—and not just obvious ones like toll takers and phone operators. Lawyers and doctors are at risk as well.

The Gray Lady Who Cried Wolf The New York Times tries its “civility” swindle again.

Yemen on the Edge

Morning Bell: Is This Program Worth Bankrupting My Child?

Why the GOP Should Welcome a Budget Battle Americans understand the need for spending restraint now.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576148334016891372.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h

Gresham’s Green Law

[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few. — John Adams1763 — An Essay on Man’s Lust for Power

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