It's time to start paying attention to what can be done to both reduce the dangers of reporting and increase, if not simply safeguard, basic freedoms. This is important on all days, but especially today, World Press Freedom Day.
Real conservative Americans should be seriously irked after the Heartland document leak. Think tanks like Heartland falsely brand themselves as conservative while blindly espousing a free market free-for-all that history proves as untenable.
This increase in debate viewership is a very good thing. Or at least it could be if questions would go deeper -- beneath the surface of mere talking point positions -- to the moral or philosophical reasoning process candidates use to arrive at their views.
David Addington. Paul Wolfowitz. Ed Meese. It's a Rogue's Gallery of government officials gone wild, a motley crew of the short-sighted, the benighted, and the nearly-indicted. Or, as CNN calls them, "experts."
In the GOP debate Tuesday night, Gingrich acknowledged in an unguarded moment that a core element of "ObamaCare" was a proposal originated by the Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank.
We've witnessed several years of this administration generally unconcerned about rising class sizes and teacher layoffs. The truth is that for the past two years, their priorities have pointed in an entirely different direction.
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission just released its report, and it's already under attack by the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse: the Ideologue, the Lobbyist, the Think-Tanker, and the Politician.