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The Quill Pen Ten - May 10, 2005 - May 16, 2005

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- The Quill Pen Ten -

May 10, 2005 - May 16, 2005

Welcome to another edition of the Quill Pen Ten.  Veterans of the OpinionEditorials.com community know it as the QPT.  The QPT is a collection of the ten most-interesting and most-popular op-eds of the preceding week.

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Presenting the Quill Pen Ten:

Nancy Salvato: Follow the Money
Money and receiving an education are almost synonymous in this day and age. You certainly have to have one to have the other. But I wonder how many people really know how or what their individual tax dollars actually contribute to their own child's education.

Bonnie Alba: Intelligent Design - What Do the Naturalists Have Against It?
The Kansas hearings on Intelligent Design and Evolution have turned into the usual media circus. The press continues to follow the path of least resistance, supporting the scientists who proclaim that "Evolution is an established theory." Yet those scientists provide no answers to the scientists offering ID.

Diane M. Grassi: U.S. Security Still Threatened by Pork & Politics
It is now nearly four years after September 11, 2001 and billions and billions of dollars have been spent on domestic security. It includes $4.5 billion on screening devices to protect our homeland, $2.2 billion for first-responders in all fifty states and U.S. territories and a new FBI database software security system costing $170 million which has been totally scrapped. In addition the airport screeners solely hired by the federal government in the aftermath of 9/11 have proven no more effective than those working for private screening contractors according to the Government Accountability Agency in a report issued in May 2005.

Matthew Holmes: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word 'Loser' Is
You'd think before liberals started passing judgment on their opponents, they'd at least pull out the old dictionary every once in a while. Instead, the party of 'tolerance', 'compassion', and 'inclusion' continues to take childish potshots at President Bush.

Joshua Dwyer: Lessons from VE Day
This week marked the sixtieth anniversary of V-E Day, the occasion on which America led her allies to victory over Hitler's Germany. While it calls for celebration as the end of the six years of World War II in Europe, V-E Day should also be remembered as the beginning of 50 years of Soviet domination in Eastern Europe.

Randall H. Nunn: The Most Expensive Real Estate in America
A couple of weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal ran a front page article concerning the U.S.'s largest gas field that lies under Fort Worth, Texas, saying that there are now 90 natural gas drilling rigs boring holes in and around Fort Worth, some of them in residential neighborhoods and under golf courses. The thought occurred to me that if we have the capability of drilling wells in and around a city of over 1 million people without destroying property values and degrading the environment, surely we can do the same on a couple of thousand acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ("ANWR").


Warner Todd Huston: Senator Chuck Schumer Is Why Americans Don't Trust Politicians
Early this week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D, New York) took to the floor of the United States Senate to give a speech of position on the current issue of the Democrats' filibuster of Bush's judicial nominees.


Bonnie Chernin Rogoff: The Filibuster Showdown: Not A Lott To Be Thankful For
Long before there was a threat of Senate filibusters and before Senator Harry Reid became Senate Minority Leader, there was a tense exchange of words between two Republican contenders for President. The exchange occurred between Senator John McCain (RINO-Arizona) and Dr. Alan Keyes during a GOP debate.

Doug Hagin: Time to Secure our Border Mr. President
Take a moment to consider all of the pressing issues facing America today. There is a war we are waging, and rightfully so, to rid the threat of Islamo-Fascist terror. That might rightfully, be placed right at the very top of our national concerns.

Lee P. Butler: Obstruction Is Liberal Democrats Only Agenda
The saga of obstructionism that is the entirety of the Democrat agenda on Capitol Hill may well turn a new corner soon when Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn) stops the unprecedented filibuster by Democrats of President Bush's judicial nominees.



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