July, 2012

Where is Huma Abedin’s Security Clearance Form?

The head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) is defending controversial State Department official Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is suspected of playing a role in Obama Administration “engagement” with the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood.

By Cliff Kincaid - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Massachusetts College Towns:  Not Just For Students

BOSTON –  Massachusetts has a well-earned reputation as a national and international center of education. Fewer people are aware that in addition to top-tier colleges and universities located in Boston, the Commonwealth boasts some of the best college towns in America.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Investigate the deaths of Cuba’s Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero

Miami,—The circumstances surrounding the death in a car crash last July 22nd of Oswaldo Payá,  Cuba´s foremost opposition leader, and Harold Cepero, a young member of his movement, are shrouded in suspicion and countless unanswered questions. Angel Carromero, from Spain and Aron Modig, from Sweden, both 27, survived the crash. While in detention they separately issued self-incriminating public statements validating Cuba’s official version of the crash (Carromero´s was filmed, Modig´s was in the presence of journalists from news organizations authorized in Cuba). They each faced long years of prison, apparently now “forgiven,” for violations to Cuba’s despotic national security and immigration laws disallowing “unconstitutional political activities.” Both are members of youth group of political parties from their respective countries that promote the peaceful democratization of Cuba.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

NBC To Profile Dressage with Ann Romney’s Olympic Horse Rafalca and Jan Ebeling

Tonight at 7:30 PM, NBC Olympic Zone will be doing a profile on Dressage featuring the Team USA and Jan Ebeling and Rafalca, the dressage horse owned by Ann Romney in partnership with Jan’s wife Amy Ebeling and Beth Meyer. The interview will be with NBC’s Health correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a dressage rider herself. It can also be viewed on nbcolympics.com

By News on the Net - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Syria, Vogue, and the Apologia of Joan Juliet Buck

It’s now 17 months since Vogue published its cover-story paean to the first lady of Syria, “Asma al-Assad: A Rose in the Desert.” Readers were treated to a profile of Asma up close, “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” a dazzling paragon of understated style and philanthropic works, “on a mission to create a beacon of secularism and culture in a powder-keg region—and to put a modern face on her husband’s regime.” Asma, “glamorous, young and very chic,” was featured playing with her kids, whipping up home-cooked fondue with her jeans-clad husband, “the off-duty president,” and urging millions of Syrian youth to engage in “active citizenship.”

By Claudia Rosett - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Severe Malnutrition and Starvation Consume the Nuba Mountains

Empty promises by the world’s statespersons are as useless as dead donkeys to the people of South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains who continue to face an onslaught of violence and forced starvation at the hands of the Government of Sudan (GoS).

By Samuel Totten - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Obama’s Assault on U.S. Energy

For the second time in two days, hundreds of millions of people across India have been plunged into darkness when its electrical grids collapsed. This is a warning of what could occur here in America.

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”—Barack Obama

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Mr. Bernanke has to know!

Important Snippets From Today’s Commentaries

Snippet #1: There are two sides to every market transaction – a winner and loser.  It seems to me that a critically important question is this:  if the investment banks and hedge funds always win, who always loses?

By Ian R. Campbell - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Friedman’s Legacy of Fighting for School Choice for All

On the late Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday today, his words are truer than ever: “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.”

By Heritage Foundation Amy Payne- Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Chemistry on Mars video with Curiosity Rover from the American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON,  — After an epic 354-million-mile trek through space, the Mars Curiosity Rover is zooming along at 13,000 miles per hour toward a scheduled August 6 landing on the Red Planet to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. The newest episode of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) award-winning Bytesize Science video series highlights Curiosity Rover’s mission, scientific instrumentation and the role that chemistry plays in the search for life on other planets. The video, produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, is available at http://www.BytesizeScience.com.

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Are Public Schools Teaching Students to Hate America?

In his new book, “AMERICA’S LAST STAND?”, author David Pimentel asks whether the public schools in America will be the place of the last stand against the many enemies of America. In the book, Pimentel discusses whether the textbooks and curriculum are being fair in their presentation of Islamic history in the classroom. Pimentel argues that it is unfair to teach students that America is an imperialist nation while the lessons present Islam in a completely positive light.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

The Commons Hotel—an Industrial Schoolhouse Chic Property in Minneapolis—to Launch on 10.11.12

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Set to open October 2012, the new Commons Hotel will launch in Minneapolis as an industrial schoolhouse chic property inspired by its collegiate ties to the University of Minnesota and industrial history of the Twin Cities. Embodying a sense of inner geek in a chic setting, the newest property in the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection will embrace diverse people, culture and communities who share the common desire to discover, with an uncommon hotel experience.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Grandchildren…and I’m havin a pretty dern good week

Hello, guys. We hope everyone is doing just fine and you’re off to a great start for the week. Boy I sure am and it’s thanks to two of our grandchildren. God sure knew what he was doin when he blessed us with those guys, didn’t he?

By Dub and Deb - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

GOP Old Boys Network still using Pony Express

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, like so many politicians well past his due date, must be kidding.

In this era of unprecedented destruction from the most unvetted US president of all time, Cheney wants to talk 100 days before November 6 elections about how Sarah Palin was unvetted?

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

Will Catholics Save the Republic?

Writing in the American Thinker, Jim Yardley claims, “Taking on the Catholic Church over contraception mandates in his health care bill has to be one of the biggest “oops” moments in the District of Columbia.”

By Robert Klein Engler - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

A special thank you for honoring our 11 murdered sportsmen

When I set out, three weeks ago, on my initiative to bring Jews together in A GLOBAL MOMENT OF PRAYER IN MEMORY OF THE ELEVEN MURDERED ISRAELI SPORTSMEN, I gave myself an overly optimistic target of 500 synagogues to take part in this worldwide moment of Jewish unity with Israel in prayer.

By Barry Shaw - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story

America’s Malaise Is BACK!

The dictionary defines malaise as: “an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of, or accompanying the onset of, an illness ... .”

Malaise in an individual is bad.  Malaise in a nation can be fatal.

By J.D. Longstreet - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Full Story