Pelosi rejects ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday scuttled a proposal to create a “war tax” to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, an idea that had come from her closest allies in the Capitol. via Pelosi rejects plan to impose ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com.

A Spoonful of Saccharine: If You Can’t Change Reality, Mock It


Rachel Maddow took a moment from her busy, busy schedule Wednesday night to mock Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). She did so, because he said something that hits perhaps just a little too close to home for leftists like Maddow who believe in the transformative power of government to fix all our ills.
McConnell had [...]

Pirate stock exchange helps fund hijackings, Financial Post


HARADHEERE, Somalia — In Somalia’s main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. Heavily armed pirates from the lawless Horn of Africa nation have terrorized shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and strategic Gulf of Aden, which […]

NewsFlash: Obama Gives Order – 30,000 to 40,000 More Troops to Afghanistan


The Pentagon is gearing up for a significant troop deployment as we near the official announcement tomorrow night of President Obama’s new Afghanistan strategy, which he delivered to his top advisors in a Sunday meeting at the White House.
After all the media hoopla generated by a very public disconnect between Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the [...]