Wednesday, July 18, 2012 News Update

“There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” –Peter Muhlenberg (1776

Military has to fight to purchase lauded IED buster ‘Awesome’ software platform left out of standard budget

Senators debate security of electricity grid

2nd bogus bomb threat closes U.S.-Canada crossing

Sununu: ‘I wish this president would learn how to be an American’

Israeli Navy Sees Success in Simulator Investment

U.S. Army Develops Howitzer Simulator

Iran finds it’s not so easy to fill a vacuum – Egyptian Sunnis sound alarm on Shiism

Navy: U.S. ship fires on boat off Dubai, 1 killed

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: The Incredible Bain Jobs Machine In a competitive economy, $5,000 computers become $500 tablets. Consumers get to spend the difference elsewhere in the economy.

Toying With Recession Patty Murray explains why Democrats want to jump off the tax cliff.

Political Correctness and Racial Tension Less of the former might help relieve the latter.

And Baby Makes Two The politics of single motherhood.

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” –Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No 1, 1776

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