1. Guido Lombardi: A Great Judiciary Reform Begins in Italy

2. ‘The Devil at My Doorstep’ Author, Dave Bego Testifies Before a House Committee

3. James Hirsen: Anthony Weiner’s Perfect Plot for a ‘Hangover’-style Movie

4. Joseph Klein: Afghan Death Toll Rises; Media Interest Declines

5. Kyle Olson: Michigan Union Demands ‘Respect’ Two Days After Hosting Gov. Dunk Tank

 

 

A Great Judiciary Reform Begins in Italy

By Guido Lombardi

Even as Prime Minister Berlusconi complains to Obama and other world leaders the abuses of the openly communist-leaning judges, a great Judiciary Reform is beginning in Italy. After years of vitriolic battles, the reform of the justice system seems, finally, to have past the starting line. With a vote of 314 to 296, the Italian House, after days of bitter political battles in the media and even on the streets, did pass Article 3 of the new law, introducing a “short prescription” for some limited trials. This law may also help people like Amanda Knox, a 21-year-old American girl being convicted and now held in prison by (at least) very “circumstantial” evidence. [more...]

‘The Devil at My Doorstep’ Author, Dave Bego Testifies Before a House Committee

 

When officials from the Service Employees International Union tried to organize his management-services business in December 2005, David Bego‘s (Chief Executive Officer of Executive Management Services Inc.) refusal to sign a neutrality agreement with union organizers before the vote landed him in a battle he says took four years and cost him $1 million. “I was appalled by the tactics and the ruthlessness they used,” the Indiana businessman told a House Committee hearing Thursday. “It was psychological warfare.” [more...]

 

 

Anthony Weiner’s Perfect Plot for a ‘Hangover’-style Movie

By James Hirsen

 

It’s a typical day in Hollywood. Producers are busy scrambling for material similar to that of the record-breaking box-office champ of the three-day weekend, “Hangover 2.” Anthony Weiner, one of New York’s Democrat House members, is very active on Twitter, having approximately 45,000 followers. He followed less than 100 people back, which has now grown to just under 200 this past weekend. One of the people Weiner actually does follow back is a 21-year-old college co-ed, Gennette Nicole Cordova, who lives in Seattle, Washington. On the Friday night prior to Memorial Day weekend, a twitter feed was sent, which was addressed to Cordova and appeared to be from Weiner. The tweet was linked to an offensive photo of a man in his briefs. Because Weiner and Cordova followed each other, Twitter messages could have been exchanged privately; however, this one was public. [more...]

 

 

Afghan Death Toll Rises; Media Interest Declines

By Joseph Klein

 

The war in Afghanistan gets little attention by the mainstream media these days. But the loss of American lives continues to mount. Just last week, seven U.S. troops were killed by a powerful bomb, which had exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot. At least twenty-eight Americans have been killed in May 2011 alone, according to the Associated Press. [more...]

 

 

Michigan Union Demands ‘Respect’ Two Days After Hosting Gov. Dunk Tank

By Kyle Olson

 

Respect is earned, not demanded, unless of course you’re Al Capone. That apparently is a difficult concept for the Michigan Education Association to grasp. Last week, Michigan teachers appeared at a state board of education meeting to vent their anger at a series of proposed education reforms. Like several other states, Michigan legislators are debating a host of sweeping reforms to get Michigan public schools on a better financial and academic footing. A Grand Rapids high school teacher told the state board, “I feel like I’m the gum on the bottom of everyone’s shoe,” according to the Grand Rapids Press. [more...]

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