Archive for November, 2011

Senate Supports Indefinite Detention

Congress is currently working on the National Defense Authorization Act, the military appropriation bill for next year, and it includes a provision that would give the president authority to detain anyone, including American citizens, indefinitely without a trial. Read more

Shame on the National Press Club

In Washington a few weeks ago I went to the National Press Club for the first time. While I was on vacation, the club decided to suspend a reporter for asking tough questions to a Saudi crown prince during a press conference there. Here’s the exchange: Read more

Herman Cain: Beginning of the End

The Hill reports that Herman Cain told supporters that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race in the wake of new allegations that he carried on a long affair with an Atlanta businesswoman. Read more

Whitehead on the Suppression of OWS

As more and more cities send in heavily armed police officers to break up the Occupy Wall Street protests, John Whitehead is one of the very few conservative voices speaking out for the protesters and, more importantly, for the First Amendment. He writes: Read more

Kansas Tweeter Being Attacked by Fellow Students

The school administration backed down and Gov. Brownback apologized for getting Emma Sullivan in trouble for exercising her free speech rights, but some of her fellow students are being first-class assholes about the whole thing. Read more