Thuggery 101; Mr. President, do not talk to a thug unless you absolutely have to.

Pres. Barack Obama came into office apparently believing that his non-traditional background, charisma, and good intentions could placate dictators hostile to America and ease global tensions. In these first six months, the new administration has made clear to Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and other strongmen like them that Barack Obama is not a mean-talking George Bush. A kinder, gentler United States has promised to push the “reset” button. In the interest of peace, an American president will finally be listening rather than lecturing, and willing to talk to authoritarian bullies without preconditions. But so far the world’s thugs do not seem to appreciate that new goodwill. Intelligence reports indicate that North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il is planning to launch a ballistic test missile in the direction of Hawaii between July 4 and July 8. Russia’s Vladimir Putin would like his country’s money to replace the dollar as the global currency.  by Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

HEAVEN AND EARTH: Global Warming: The Missing Science

The Earth is an evolving dynamic system. Current changes in climate, sea level and ice are within variability. Atmospheric CO² is the lowest for 500 million years. Climate has always been driven by the Sun, the Earth’s orbit and plate tectonics and the oceans, atmosphere and life respond. Humans have made their mark on the planet, thrived in warm times and struggled in cool times. The hypothesis that humans can actually change climate is unsupported by evidence from geology, archaeology, history and astronomy. The hypothesis is rejected. A new ignorance fills the yawning spiritual gap in Western society. Climate change politics is religious fundamentalism masquerading as science. Its triumph is computer models unrelated to observations in nature. There has been no critical due diligence of the science of climate change, dogma dominates, skeptics are pilloried and 17th Century thinking promotes prophets of doom, guilt and penance. by Ian Plimer


The Basic Facts of Opinion

In case the economy tumbles, everything’s different, and he might well be simple to beat. It is clear that in the event you have a certain sum of political preferences, you will wish your child also opt to have the identical political beliefs. In a different survey, many employed women reported a variety of experiences with gender discrimination on the job, which range from earning under a man for doing the identical job to being treated as though they weren’t competent.


If it’s true that universities need to have a crucial function in passing on the national culture, it’s natural to believe that, politically, they need to reflect the culture in which they reside. There’s no reconciliation of ideas.

Politics is starting to attain the most potential of the ability of opinion. The very first step is to select the specific states where Centrist candidates will succeed in a specific election. It’s simple to stand in opposition.

Hang in there with me, however, because there’s a story here. There’s an issue with that, and we are going to get to it in an instant.

Hillary Clinton became a true demon. Since there’s obviously part of men’s brains, most men, that is actually resistant to getting a woman president.

The Awful Secret of Opinion

When it has to do with politics, all of us have our own set of opinions on all the political activities occurring around the world. Take into consideration how much you know more about the world. Luckily, everything isn’t hopeless.

In the world today, reducing international numbers would earn a university seem parochial and stale, and of course financially weak. Technical communications standards are essentially neutral regarding the content or meaning they’ll convey. The usa is spearheading the evolution of autonomous vehicles, led by companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber.

Some folks just arefor a scarcity of a far better termassholes. They, we have a problem. Perhaps you don’t personally think gay folks ought to be electro-shocked till they’re straight.

Opinion Options

The point is merely that the wonkish facts are insufficient. The folks on the incorrect side of the fight will remain in the tall grass.

The Demise of Opinion

Be that as it could, it’s tough to deny that something funny is happening. If not, blogs or long-form opinion pieces may be a better approach to handle the discussion. Because of the internet everyone is able to voice their opinion.

Why Latinos Are Voting For Republicans

By Reinaldo Lopez

Democrats are beginning to become scared of losing the Latino vote. They have counted on it and taken it for granted for far too long. Now are starting to panic as more and more of us are supporting Republican candidates for office. Case in point is the recent op-ed by Robert Miranda of the Spanish Journal. He has written in the past about how Democrats are losing the “fight” for the Hispanic vote. Most recently, he chastised Latinos for somehow falling for the “trickery” of Republicans, which involves them talking about the same issue they have been talking about for years. As Democrats are starting to figure out, these issues are very important to our community as well.

First, Mr. Miranda talks about how Republicans are using social issues to sway traditional, value-oriented Hispanics by talking up pro-life issues. He contends that these issues, along with our natural patriotism, is somehow causing us to ignore other Republican policies that he believes harm every Latino. I find this line of reasoning offensive. Are we so dumb that we can’t intelligently weigh each candidate based on all the issues that are important to us? This is just another example of how puzzled Democrats are that we no longer believe that more welfare and social programs are the answers to all of life’s problems.

It is true that when Republicans talk about social issues, they have a friendly audience in the Latino community. We are pro-life. We understand that faith-based organizations play an important role in our community. We understand that school choice and vouchers are the best way for our children to achieve the best education possible.

But what most offends me as a Latino is how Mr. Miranda portrays our growing support for Republican candidates as falling for their patronizing lip service. Let me tell you why I support President Bush.

I have met this man. I have talked to him. I can tell you that he is an honest man who is receptive to issues of concern to the Latino community. He genuinely cares about us. He has appointed more Hispanics to important positions than any other President. Judge Alberto Gonzales is the Counselor to the President. Hector Barreto is the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Mel Martinez was the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is standing firmly by Miguel Estrada, his nominee for the D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals, whose nomination is being held up by Democrats in the Senate.

President Bush understands that more and more of us are becoming business owners. His tax rate reductions are helping these small businesses keep more of their own money, allowing them to grow and hire more people.

He understands that we want our schools to be held accountable for what they are teaching our children. No longer will our children be allowed to pass from grade to grade without having learned how to read. As he has said repeatedly, the soft bigotry of low expectations is no more. We have high expectations for ourselves, and so should our institutions.

He understands immigration issues like no other President. He reformed the old Immigration and Naturalization Service to make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the United States. He also proposed allowing immigrants to remain in the United States while any problems with their status are worked out.

On the other hand, Mr. Miranda and his Democrat allies are trying to typecast us as poor, desperate people who need the government to help save us from our lot in life. Democrats pander to our weaknesses, while President Bush and Republicans cater to our strengths. We are hard working, entrepreneurial, and have traditional values. This is why more of us are voting Republican, and the Democrats are waking up to find that their regular voting bloc is deserting them in droves. If their only argument is that Republicans are tricking us into voting for them, then Democrats have a lot to learn about how smart we really are.

— Lopez is a commerical loan officer in a small community bank on the southside of Milwaukee.