Category Archives: Government Checking Government

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Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998 -- Edo, Pink Tentacle

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New Jersey Governor Defies Political Expectations -- Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times

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READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States — Alan Maimon, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Tennessee may reject stimulus aid for jobless — Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican — Frances Rice, Human Events

Of course this only makes sense given the history of the Civil War, but for some reason reading this took me aback. Some residual public school/media conditioning still held some slight sway, I guess. With this, there’s less now than there was yesterday.

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We Are All Georgians – John McCain, WSJ

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Sweet Seventeen — Ari, The Edge of the American West

“On this day in 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment was ratified, providing for the direct election of Senators…”

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On Federalism — Fred Thompson,
The Friends of Fred Thompson Blog

I’ve been listening to the Federalist Papers recently, and what Fred Thompson has to say here is almost Hamiltonian in its rhetoric and succinctness. Please, read the whole thing.

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Arizona takes immigration enforcement into its own hands again
Michelle Malkin

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Declaration of Independence, graph 32.1

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought [...]

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June 4th 1942: Midway, the Forgotten Victory
Skanderbeg, Redstate

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Readings of founding American documents on MP3
americana PHONIC

Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Federalist Papers United States Constitution The existence of these files makes me very happy indeed. I’m going through the Federalist Papers, and am currently on #13. Before I finish them, though, I may go back and pick up the Articles of Confederation.

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Cold War II: What Islamist Iran has in common with the Soviet Union. — David Hazony, Azure in OpinionJournal

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U.S. Constitution,
Article 1, Section 2, Graph 3.1

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all [...]

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U.S. Constitution,
Article 1, Section 3, Graph 1

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof [Modified by Amendment XVII], for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

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U.S. Constitution,
Article 1, Section 3, Graph 2.2

The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies [...]

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Senator to FCC: Don’t even think about a broadcast flag
Nate Anderson, arstechnica

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Beyond the Braggadocio: Iran’s Ahmadinejad Far Weaker Than He Lets On
Victor Davis Hansen, Private Papers

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What about Iraq? — Paul Mirengoff, Power Line

See Also: What’s working? Offense or defense? — Westhawk

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How Unhappy Are The Chinese [with North Korea] ?
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters