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COMMAND GUIDANCE

The challenge issued by a flight attendant during a recent commercial air flight seemed innocuous enough: “Name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the current engagements in Afghanistan or Iraq, and get a free drink coupon.”

 

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OPEN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

February 28, 2009

 

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DEMS REVOLT AGAINST GUN BAN

COMMON SENSE

WASHINGTON. “Can we all get along? …Let’s try to work it out.” That was Rodney King’s plaintive plea in May 1992, after his highly controversial confrontation with the Los Angeles Police Department led to arson and anarchy. Now, 17 years later, the Obama administration apparently has made “get along” its response to every national security test.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Mexican officials frequently lecture the U.S. about our supposedly loose gun laws that are blamed for spreading anarchy south of our borders. Mexican President Filipe Calderon has admitted that his country is experiencing a “gradual and growing disintegration of public and governmental institutions.”

 

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SECOND AMENDMENT

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OBAMA BLOWS OFF MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

SURVIVAL: PREPARING TO SURVIVE THE COMING COLLAPSE

A businessman called me shortly after the near market meltdown on 17 September, asking my opinion on what he should do with his cash now that he is pulling it out of the markets. My reply was simple: start preparing yourself and your family to be self-sufficient. I’m far from being a doomsayer, but it is now no longer whether hard times are coming, it’s simply a matter of when.

COMMON SENSE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH

From the day that Barack Obama wrested the presidential nomination from Hillary Rodham Clinton, his presidency became, according to those who were running his campaign, inevitable. Even before winning the election, he began assembling a much-vaunted “team of rivals” to guide U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Though his running mate, then-Sen.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

NEED A DEFINITION FOR OBAMA’S CALL FOR “RESPONSIBILITY”

Amid the orderly transfer of power, our new Chief Executive has issued a call for responsibility. As is the case with most of his public statements, his meaning is not clear. However, if he means holding government officials accountable for their actions, a novel and great idea, it is something that we can all embrace.

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THE BLAME FOR VIETNAM

When I came home from Vietnam, I was looking for someone to blame for not allowing us to win the war like we could have easily done, as it sure wasn’t the 18–21 year old soldiers’ fault by any means!

FLAK: PKK THUGS?

In your January 2009 issue, you noted (page 60) the existence of "PKK thugs." Some would declare that the real thugs are the leaders of the Turkish government who deny the reality of the Kurdish people, calling them "Mountain Turks" and doing all that is possible to crush their independent culture in a way different from Saddam Hussein only in degree.

FLAK: LESSONS FROM MUMBAI

When they make the movie about the Mumbai attacks, one can only wonder what the title will be.

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ANTI-GUNNERS ATTACK!

If you want to see just how encouraged the anti-gunners are, take a look at some of the recent events in relation to the new rule on right-to-carry in national parks: