“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” –George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789
House panel votes to ban same-sex marriages on US military bases
Obama’s week: Bad to worse – Muddles gay marriage, nearly loses in W.Va. to inmate
U.S. Marines Extend Afghan Deployment of Cargo UAV
S. Africa has opportunity for nuclear entrepreneurs
Airstrike kills 5 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, officials say
Putin opts out of G-8 summit, cancels meeting with Obama
Commentary: What Osama Was Thinking at the End
Sore Lugar For a “statesman,” he’s sure acting childish.
Morning Bell: Will Congress Defend Our Military?
America and the Value of ‘Earned Success’ ‘We found that even when good things occurred that weren’t earned, like nickels coming out of slot machines, it did not increase people’s well-being.’
The Academic Mob Rules- Instead of encouraging wide discussion, the Chronicle of Higher Education fires a blogger.
“In a general sense, all contributions imposed by the government upon individuals for the service of the state, are called taxes, by whatever name they may be known, whether by the name of tribute, tythe, tallage, impost, duty, gabel, custom, subsidy, aid, supply, excise, or other name.” –Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
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