Friday, January 27, 2012 News Update

“Without wishing to damp the ardor of curiosity or influence the freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction that, after the most industrious and impartial researchers, the longest liver of you all will find no principles, institutions or systems of education more fit in general to be transmitted to your posterity than those you have received from your ancestors.” –John Adams, letter to the young men of the Philadelphia, 1798

SecDef: Smaller military will be ‘cutting edge’

Ahmadinejad, as economy falters, says he’s open to talks with West

Pentagon cuts to include trimming troop strength, grounding drones

Obama administration demands UN reform — but won’t threaten to withhold funding

Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb

Somali captors move US hostage after SEAL raid

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: Is Anybody Serious?

More Limits on U.S. Space Systems Unacceptable

The Buffett Ruse; Obama’s ploy means the highest capital gains tax rate since 1978.

Alternative Certification and ‘Colorblind Racism’ The sooner the higher-education bubble bursts, the better.

Soros’s ‘Glee’ Over OWS Violence

The New American Divide; The ideal of an ‘American way of life’ is fading as the working class falls further away from institutions like marriage and religion and the upper class becomes more isolated. Charles Murray on what’s cleaving America, and why.

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816

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