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Morning Bell: Surviving the Obama Assault on the Rule of Law | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.Hours after yesterday’s decision by President Bill Clinton judicial appointee Susan Bolton to preemptively stop enforcement of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, Thomas A. Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), told The New York Times : “This is a warning to any other jurisdiction.” Just in case the message from the Obama administration and its leftist allies was not clear, Obama appointee U.S.
Jon in Tacoma, Wash., has been thinking that commodity funds might diversify his portfolio in these tough economic times, putting him into hard assets or real assets that are not a part of the standard mutual fund. He’s ready to take the plunge now because he read somewhere that the recent financial reforms signed into law will give him extra protection in commodity funds, taking an asset class where the volatility often scares the average investor and making it into something that Ma and Pa Investor feel comfortable with. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Think the “gay marriage” issue is off the table right now?
CloudFlare/Quickmeme Death of Internet predicted (film at 11). In the curious case of CyberBunker's DDoS of Spamhaus, a company called CloudFlare is accused of spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt.
Supreme Court to Take First Look at Genetically Modified Crops in Case with NEPA Implications
Two Panamanian cargo ships collided on Saturday off the Mumbai coast causing an oil spill from one of the vessels but no casualties were reported, Indian Coast Guard (ICG)officials said. 33 crew members, including two Pakistanis, were rescued following the incident, they said. According to Coast Guard officials, MSC Chitra, the outbound merchant vessel from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), collided with MV Khalijia-III, five nautical miles from the shores at 9:50 am when the latter was sailing towards Mumbai Port Trust (MPT), off Mumbai harbour, for berthing.
Obama issued another one of his "warnings" to conservatives on Saturday, pretending that anyone other than himself is demagoguing the issue of illegal immigration . According to Dictionary.com , the definition of "demagogue" is " an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people." Let's review: --Conservatives in Arizona (with the support of many local Democrats--see here and here ) have passed a law that changes nothing about what is expected of immigrants, and merely enforces existing law (see here and here ), while going out of its way to prevent any form of racial profiling.
Prince Charles: beginning to sound like a cult leader
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The "greatest environmental disaster" in U.S. history -- which has appeared at times to leave a high-control White House powerless -- seemed to have lost its power to scare.
The Wikileaks revelations about the conduct of the war in Afghanistan have been rightly hailed as a triumph of " data journalism ." There was, of course, a source of sorts, because someone leaked the 92,000 classified military documents. But the importance of placing the information in the public domain is that it enables us to obtain a clearer picture of what has been happening in Afghanistan.
I've written the cover story for this week's New Statesman on the rise and rise of David Petraeus and America's "cult of the generals".
The site of a suicide bomb which was followed by civilian deaths as US marines escaped. Photograph: Noorullah/EPA
The files also link active and retired ISI officers to some of the conflict's most notorious leaders. According to the reports, in 2007, they sent also 1,000 motorbikes for use in suicide attacks.