Rep. Peter Hoekstra, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote a letter to President George W. Bush back in May saying the Administration probably violated the law by not informing Congress of his secret intelligence activities against Americans.
Pipe up with criticism of The New York Times’ publication of a story on tracking down terrorist financing, as President Bush did, and you find many of the paper’s defenders accusing you of attacking press freedom, even though you have done nothing of the kind.
Conservatives had something to celebrate this past week in the way of a couple notable victories in battles in our ongoing cultural war. Two high courts, one in New York and one in Georgia, ruled supporting an understanding of marriage in state law as that which takes place between a man and a woman.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Grossman has become a sort of Oprah Winfrey for the hard core, a superstar among soldiers, police officers and martial artists. He talks openly about how it feels, what it takes on the inside, to do one of the most psychologically demanding jobs anywhere _ defend against human aggression, by killing, if necessary, while maintaining honor, dignity and sanity.