Sexism really is still with us. On a recent episode of PBS’s “To the Contrary,” where I
contributed as a guest, the discussion turned to the fact that women still lag behind men in achieving the highest
leadership positions in politics and business. And some people think the statistics
point to a problem with women themselves.
“Women need to learn to be much stronger” if they are ever going to reach “parity”
with men, argued one commentator. Indeed, this activist complained that women are
complacent, that “the real barrier now is not so much the external barrier, but
the internal barriers that women have.”
Polling suggests that House icon John Dingell is in trouble in his reelection bid,
and to many conservative groups, an unlikely ally is likely to speed to his rescue
— the National Rifle Association.
This will drive many conservative bloggers, writers and erstwhile leaders nuts,
but as a former NRA lobbyist, let me state this clearly — the NRA owes nothing to
the conservative movement or the Republican Party. It is the NRA’s job to protect
the Second Amendment rights of all Americans, not just Republicans, independents,
Democrats or non-participants, but for all Americans.
Last week, lost in the Colbert hoopla, Christopher Coates, a former head of the
Department of Justice’s Voter Rights Division, testified, “Opposition within the
voting section was widespread to taking actions under the Voting Rights Act on behalf
of white voters in Noxubee County, Miss.”
Coates confirmed last year’s testimony by former DoJ official J. Christian Adams
that the government was wrong to drop an open-and-shut case against the New Black
Panther Party for claims of voter intimidation during the 2008 election.
It’s a holistic pride within human nature that desires to shamelessly document
all of our greatest victories with a sign of success for the world to see. The
American flag on the moon is one of these glorious achievements that will be
enshrined in history forever. This sentiment, which has been used to cultivate
pride among nations, is being used against America with the building of the
Ground Zero mosque.
Americans, and especially the families of innocent victims of the terrorist
attack, have been tortured enough. No proud American should stand by to allow
salt to be thrown into the wounds of our great nation and people again.
I am not going to get into politicians and pundits waving their wet fingers in
the air to get a sense of the wind on this one. Forget the vagaries of the
silly season — three months before an election, as important as one might think
that is. I am not going to get into local vs. national responsibility, where it
should or should not be built — two blocks, 10 blocks, in another state. I am
not even going to get into religious freedom or the First Amendment or the
history of building churches and synagogues in this country.
This is directed at all the people who claim they are all for the First Amendment rights of the Muslims who want to construct a mosque at the 9/11 site but insist it's an "insult" to build it there — a "stab in the heart," as Sarah Palin puts it, for the millions who have intense feelings about the Sept. 11 attacks. More than one politician cries out that the proposed Islamic center would violate "sacred ground.”
Question: What do you think about the plans of Glenn Beck to hold a "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial? Did I mention it is scheduled 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" rally on the very same spot?
It is a little startling to hear Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business publicly
explaining to millions of viewers ideas that were considered seditious and
marginal five years ago.
Tea Party ideas demonized by the MSM. Crazy Jeffersonian ideas from the Libertarian
ghetto suggesting that states have sovereign rights protected by the
Constitution. “Are you serious?” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) replied when
the idea was first suggested to her.
The Hill invites two established bloggers from either side of the
political spectrum to sound off in original