Bush defends base closings in commencement speech

By Stephen J. Hedges: Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — President Bush pressed the case for closing U.S. military bases in a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, telling the newest officers of the Navy and Marine Corps that the money saved would fund advanced military technology and modernization of U.S. forces. “We have […]

Attorney general loyal to U.S., not president

Freedom Newspapers Attorney Gen.-designate Alberto Gonzales will in all likelihood be approved this week by the Senate, which can certainly be justified. A president is permitted a certain latitude in appointing the members of the Cabinet, and this president has a solid majority in the Senate. And there is a certain double standard in arguing […]

Democrats using polarization tactics

by Thomas Sowell Every election year there are great alarms in the media that not enough Americans vote. Supposedly this shows there is something wrong at the core of our society. In reality, societies where different groups are at each other’s throats often have high voter turnout, as each fears the worst if some other […]