Our children need to know that they are citizens of the most powerful, good and honorable nation in the history of mankind -- the exceptional nation. They must know that they are the inheritors of a great legacy and a great duty. Ordinary Americans have done heroic things to guarantee freedom's survival. Now, it is up to us. Speaking at Omaha Beach on the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings, President Reagan put it this way, "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free." read more
Former Rep. Henry Waxman of California, then the ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to Bush in 2006, shortly before the six-month contract with Carnival expired, calling the episode a "boondoggle" that cost taxpayers roughly $240,000 for each family of five it sheltered. "At this price, the federal government could have built permanent homes for the families," Waxman said, according to Bloomberg. read more
The gunman who shot 11 people in a Lafayette movie theater last week wasn't added to a database of people prohibited from buying firearms because he had not been involuntarily committed, Georgia officials said Monday, although John "Rusty" Houser's troubled mental health did send him into hospital care. read more
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said members of the Westboro Baptist Church face arrest if they try to protest funerals in his state for victims of the Lafayette movie theater shooting.
The hate-mongering church has indicated it plans to protest the funerals, which begin Monday. The group considers mass shootings in the U.S. to be an act of God in retaliation for various sins.
One of America's most famous country rock musicians excoriated President Obama for how he reacted publicly after what many believe to have been a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four Marines dead Thursday -- a mass murder allegedly committed by a lone shooter. read more