Friday, December 30, 2011 News Update

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.” –James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

North Korea Declares Kim Jong Un ‘Supreme Leader’ as Memorial for Kim Jong Il Begins

Search for Iraq-born soldier still ongoing

Hamas official calls for halt on attacks against Israel

Santorum Claims Iowa ‘Spark’ as Polls Show Candidacy Surging

CIA Says Petraeus Never Contemplated Quitting Over Afghan Drawdown, Despite Book Account

U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ After Egyptian Police Raid Offices of U.S. Rights Groups

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: The Ron Paul Vote – It has little to do with the Texas congressman.

Political Predictions for 2012 – Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or both will leave the Democratic leadership by year’s end.

Reagan Had the Recipe for Success. Let’s Follow It – Tax reforms to maximize economic growth, a sound dollar, and smarter regulations will touch off another historic boom.

Ben Nelson Bows Out – The decision by the red state Democrat to retire didn’t come as a huge shock to political observers.

Morning Bell: A Bad Year for Obama’s Green Dream

Iran’s Hormuz Threat – An attack on oil traffic would deserve a military response.

Ron Paul’s Rise Hurts the GOP and Helps Obama

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to The Republican Citizens of Washington County, Maryland, 1809

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