Friday, August 31, 2007

Gone Fishing!

I have gone to the beach but will return and resume my notebook on Monday, September, 10, 2007. Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Listen Up! Tune into KSLR Radio at 4 p.m. EST today.

I will be interviewed on KSLR Radio in San Antonio, Texas, at 4 p.m. EST regarding my story on the NEA. (read the full story-- ) The show, called “Take a Stand,” is hosted by Adam McManus and is heard in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Corpus Christi. Listen live at

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just how poor are America's poor?

I interviewed prominent researcher Dr. Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation today regarding new Census Bureau findings on poverty in America. Rector contends that while America's "poor" are not affluent, they're not deprived in the sense political activists and the press would like people to believe. He notes that according to the government's own data that measures living standards, the typical poor person has cable or satellite television, a microwave, air conditioning, a DVD player, and two color televisions. Not to mention, close to 45% of them own their own home, which typically is a 3-bedroom residence with one-and-a half bathrooms. Look for the full story soon on I'll be posting the entire interview in my Reporter's Notebook.

NEA's strong-arm tactics

The National Education Association, perhaps America's most powerful union, is urging its field representatives who are involved in the collective bargaining process to "attack the chief school administrator" and "mislead" member teachers. I obtained confidential NEA documents that outline the teachers' union's strategy directives. The complete story will air Thursday morning on

Larry Craig's political future coming to a close

Following Larry Craig's bathroom bust at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the three-term Senator has become radioactive. Pro-family groups are demanding his resignation. Two GOP Senators -- John McCain and Norm Coleman -- have already called for him to resign, as have two Republican congressmen.

Either Craig perjured himself by filing a false plea, or he solicited an undercover police officer and lied about it on national television during a bizarre press conference yesterday in which he declared "I am not gay, and never have been."

My prediction: Craig will step down in a matter of days. The scandal is yet another firm reminder that our hope, trust and confidence do not rest in politicians or political victories, but in Jesus Christ.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Possible successor for AG Gonzales

A former high-ranking Justice Department official I interviewed today recommended that President Bush name former Solicitor General Ted Olsen to serve as Alberto Gonzales' successor. Regardless of who Bush nominates, he's inevitably in for a protracted fight with Senate Democrats like Schumer, Kennedy and Leahy. My story on Gonzales will run tomorrow on

Miss South Carolina Teen USA: I misunderstood the question

Not one of the Palmetto State's proudest moments. This gal was third runner-up. What does that say about the other contestants?