Monday, February 21, 2011 News Update

[H]is was the singular destiny and merit, of leading the armies of his country successfully through an arduous war, for the establishment of its independence; of conducting its councils through the birth of a government, new in its forms and principles, until it had settled down into a quite and orderly train; and of scrupulously obeying the laws through the whole of his career, civil and military, of which the history of the world furnishes no other example. — Thomas Jefferson1814 — on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones

Iran’s Forces Battle Protests Nationwide

Israel Eyes Suez Canal Trip of Iran Warships With Worry

Libyan Forces Fire on Mourners at Funeral Again

Japan digs site linked to WWII human experiments

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: An Assault on the Union

America’s Unique Ally

A War Crime in Cairo

Washington: the ‘blackest name’ in America

In Afghanistan With Our Warrior Elite

Qaddafi’s Last Days?

“I entirely concur in the propriety of resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation. In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution. And if that is not the guide in expounding it, there may be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers. If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founder, will I believe appear to all unbiased Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption.” –James Madison, letter to Henry Lee, 1824

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