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May 4, 2006 - May 10, 2006
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Presenting the Quill Pen Ten:
Noel S. Williams: Jose, can you see a backlash?
Recently, some in Congress actually dared to do their duty: to protect our nation. The problem is that during an election
year it's hard to escape the truism that money is "the mother's milk of politics." In Congress' cloistered world, only the
rich corporate interests gain regular admittance, and too often, those interests include hiring illegal immigrants...
David M. Bresnahan: A Mormon President?
Day after day some newspaper somewhere decides to run the same old tired story about unannounced Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney, declaring that a Mormon could never be elected president because the evangelical Christians would never
Frank Salvato: Simply Put, the US Mainstream Media Provides an Inferior Product
The prevailing opinion among the overwhelming majority of the American public is that there are some very big problems
with the mainstream media. The most common problems noted are the unarguable existence of a political agenda and the elitist
pose displayed toward the American public and those who govern. While I generally agree with both of these observations, I
also believe, when all is said and done, that we are simply being offered an inferior product...
Mike Burleson: The GOP November Surprise
With impending elections in 2006, conservatives are desperately hoping to maintain some sort of a majority in either the
House of the Senate, rather than further rolling back to tide of liberalism. There are several ways this may be accomplished.
The conflict in Iraq needs to be lauded as a victory for democracy in the Third World. Instead of repeating the Democrats
claim that Hurricane Katrina was an embarrassing failure for the Bush administration, it must become a cry for change to decades
of liberal corruption in the Gulf States...
Joe Bell: Will America Stop Its Own Decay?
Nations, unlike a dead animal along the side of a road, do not decompose quickly. It takes time for the elements to have
an impact but once the process begins it is difficult to stop. America is in the process of decomposing and it is a terrible
sight. There is time to reverse the process but the work required is difficult and forces are laboring to ensure that the
corrosion from within continues uninterrupted...
John Conlin: Environmental Hypocrites
With all the hubbub of late regarding illegal immigration there is one group whose silence is astounding. The population
of the United States is presently around 300 million. It is projected to double in the next fifty to seventy five years -
from 300 to 600 million - and almost 100% of this population growth will be due to immigration - right now being driven primarily
by illegal immigration...
Marc Sheppard: Green Piece of Junk Science
Kermit the Frog once avowed in song that "It isn't easy being Green." Well, Kermie, it appears that you're not the only
dummy with such problems – Not surprisingly, it isn't easy being Greenpeace, either!..
Lee P. Butler: The Race Card Convicted The Duke Lacrosse Players
A recent Charlotte Observer editorial said it all: "This case is also an important test of how issues of class and race
affect justice in a Southern city where those divisions quietly linger...
Lee Ellis: Who Broke the "Bully Pulpit?"
Remember when US Presidents could change the direction of the nation by using what pundits called the "Bully Pulpit"?
A President could use whatever communication facilities he had available to reach out to the entire nation. His speeches could
be heard over every radio station, headlined in every newspaper, and, after television came along, over all the TV networks.
The networks always arranged to have the President's speech heard simultaneously at the same hour in prime time. Thus, the
nation took seriously what their national leader had to say and most would act on it, whether major corporations, small businesses
or just groups of citizens gathered together to hear what they needed to do to help or protect their nation...
Linda Kimball: Exposing America's Enemies: Social Justice Seeking Communist Left
On one hand, Americans were outraged and appalled by the 1 May immigrant demonstrations that clogged streets and virtually
closed down some cities. Law abiding citizens saw lawbreakers who not only seemed to feel justified in their criminal behavior,
but also believed they ought to be rewarded for it...
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