American & Canadian Politics
NEWSDrivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State
By John W. Whitehead --American Freedom
“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation
Trying to predict the outcome of any encounter with the police is a bit like playing Russian roulette: most of the time you will emerge relatively unscathed, although decidedly poorer and less secure about your rights, but there’s always the chance that an encounter will turn deadly.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsPesticides From Plants
By Jack Dini --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Plants do not have the option of fleeing from predators. As a consequence, they have developed an elaborate set of chemical defenses to ward off insects and other creatures that want to make them into a meal.
Obama says that, if he ran, he would win a third term - but he’s ‘not above the law’
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
You might be thinking that Obama spent the majority of his Presidency acting like the “little King” from those old New Yorker cartoons. You may be under the impression that he despises the restrictions paced upon him by the United States Constitution and the country’s various laws. You would be wrong. Obama is a self-described “pretty good” President. As such, he knows that he is - in no way - above the law.
White House denial of IRS abuse is getting pretty pathetic
By Herman Cain --American Politics
It’s not even controversial anymore to point out that the IRS routinely targeted and harassed conservative groups seeking nonprofit status. However many Lois Lerner e-mails may have been destroyed, what we’ve already seen - combined with the testimony from the conservative groups themselves - clearly demonstrates that the IRS made it a point of giving conservative groups a difficult time.
Florida: Model’s fashion shoot interrupted by boatload of illegals scrambling ashore
By Robert Laurie --Crime-Terror-Security
Normally, when we talk about illegals entering the country, we’re focused on the U.S. Mexico border. However, it’s obviously not the only place where people are sneaking in. Our boundaries are porous on almost every front - particularly in Florida, where ‘arrival by boat’ is enjoying something of a comeback.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsThe Islamic State, the Caucasus, and the Russian Response
By INSS--Yoram Schweitzer, Zvi Magen --World News
On June 23, 2015, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, spokesman for the Islamic State, announced the establishment of Wilayat Qawqaz (Caucasus Province). The addition of the new subject province into the Islamic State thus joined the series of alliances made by the organization over the last year, since it announced the establishment of an Islamic caliphate headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph.
AIM Editor on FAA’s Air Traffic Control Hiring Scandal [Video]
By Roger Aronoff --Media - Media Bias
Accuracy in Media Editor Roger Aronoff recently appeared on The Daily Ledger on the One America News Network to discuss an ongoing scandal at the Federal Aviation Administration which has prompted an investigation by the department’s inspector general.
What Killed the Mammoths—Heatstroke or Frostbite?
By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
A new study on the woolly mammoth has linked their demise, approximately 10,000 years ago, to – what else could it be but “climate change.“ The progressive news media are all over it.
Cincinnati Incident Shows Law-Abiding Citizens Can Fight Back, Says CCRKBA
By CCRKBA --Gun Control - Second Amendment
BELLEVUE, WA – A bizarre incident in Cincinnati, Ohio last night proves that good guys with guns can act not only in self-defense, but the defense of others and the safety of the neighborhood, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Camp Lone Star – The World Turned Upside Down
By Gary Hunt --American Freedom
I believe that the prosecutor, #. US Attorney William Hagan, in the K. C. Massey felon in possession matter, is worried. Why would I think that to be the case? Well, Massey recently sat with Mr. Hagan to discuss the upcoming trail. Hagen has some interesting, and rather desperate, thoughts.
People living in countries with high levels of economic freedom are happier and have greater life s
By Fraser Institute --Financial, Business, Economy
TORONTO—Countries with higher levels of economic freedom have happier populations, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Saudis Expand Price War Downstream
By Oilprice.com--Gaurav Agnihotri --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.
The Non-Nuclear Challenges of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
By INSS--Kobi Michael --American Politics
In addition to its direct implications for the nuclear realm, the signed agreement between Iran and the world powers on Iran’s nuclear program creates a host of far-reaching challenges for Israel. These challenges concern primarily the Palestinian and Syrian arenas, the delegitimization arena, and Israel’s special relationship with the United States, including its standing vis-à-vis the administration and the battle for US public opinion.
Apparently Hillary’s going to deny sending classified e-mails as long as she can get away with it
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
If this is starting to sound familiar to you, I think I know why. A Clinton tells what sounds like a lie, but you can’t be sure because you don’t have proof. Yet. The Clinton not only clings to the lie but is quite assertive in doing so. I never did that. The record is clear. Of course, the record is anything but clear, and the more we learn, the more it appears the Clinton is lying. But no matter.
Obama: Iranian oil, good. Canadian oil, bad. American oil, bad.
By Marita Noon --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
President Obama’s confusing approach to energy encourages our enemies who shout “death to America,” while penalizing our closest allies and even our own job creators.
Nine Red Lines For a Nuclear Agreement With Iran
By Frank Gaffney Jr.--Fred Fleitz --World News
The Iran nuclear talks have missed the June 30 deadline imposed by US President Barack Obama for a final agreement, but the US negotiators are hoping a deal can be struck by July 7. This is an important date because under the Corker-Cardin bill (the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015), if an agreement is sent to Congress by July 9, the House and Senate will have only 30 days to review it. If submitted after July 9, however, legislators will have 60 days.
MSNBC - yes that MSNBC - offers a blistering, in-depth assessment of Hillary’s email scandal
By Robert Laurie --Media - Media Bias
In case you’ve haven’t been paying attention, you should know that Hillary’s email scandal is getting worse. The story, which involves classified material being emailed from her secret, private, and now-erased, home server isn’t going away. In fact, every few days we’re treated to new revelations that seem to further cement her status as 2016’s least trustworthy candidate.