American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsPro-Life Teachers, Parents, Students to Picket NEA Teacher Convention in Orlando July 1
By Christian Newswire --American Life, History, Education
ORLANDO,—“Pro-Life teachers, parents, and students from throughout the greater Orlando area will conduct a peaceful Awareness Campaign of picketing and literature distribution as 10,000 delegates arrive for the National Education Association’s annual convention. The demonstration will take place outside of the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday, July 1 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM,” announces Bob Pawson, Director of Pro-Life Educators of America.
Hillary withheld emails on Benghazi & Libyan oil - altered others to downplay sharia
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
According to a report published this weekend, not only did Hillary lie about the YouTube video but she also lied when she said she turned over all of her non-personal emails. ....And at least a few of the emails that she did manage to turn over were sanitized to downplay some politically uncomfortable realities.
Under weight of massive welfare state, Greece about to default on IMF loans
By Dan Calabrese --World News
If you want to know what happens when a nation absolutely refuses to reform its insane spending - even when it finds itself at the brink of fiscal collapse - I give you Greece. Not that you want it. The International Monetary Fund doesn't.
Who Do They Think They Are?
By Liberty Counsel --American Politics
Washington, DC - Chief Justice John Roberts was right when referring to “five lawyers” who think they can order the “transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia….Just who do we think we are?” he retorted. He went on to write that the decision of these “five lawyers” (as he calls them three times in his dissent) “is an act of will, not a legal judgment… [because the so-called right] “has no basis in the Constitution or the Court’s precedents.”
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsMost disturbing impact of SCOTUS rulings: They’ve made the federal government the 51st state
By Herman Cain --American Politics
Let’s refresh our memories about exactly what the Tenth Amendment says:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Link Between Climate and Poverty
By Marita Noon --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The climate alarmists, generally the same people who dis the church and its position on abortion, the origin of life on earth, and the definition of marriage, appear practically giddy over Pope Francis’ recently released climate encyclical. Even Al Gore, who admits he was “raised in the Southern Baptist tradition,” has declared he “could become a Catholic because of this pope.”
U.S. Oil Glut An EIA Invention?
By Oilprice.com --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48. Production from Alaska fell by 61,000 barrels per day, putting overall U.S. output 15,000 barrels per day higher for the week ending June 12 compared to the previous week.
Aboriginals Deserve Good Financial Governance
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Jordan Bateman --Canada
(This piece first ran in the National Post.)
In the ongoing effort to bring transparency and accountability to Canada’s hundreds of aboriginal governments, the name Wayne Louie should be remembered.
One Year since the Establishment of the Islamic State: Al-Baghdadi’s Successful Gamble, Thus F
By INSS--Yoram Schweitzer --World News
The Islamic State, now marking its first anniversary, is an autonomous entity controlling a considerable geographical area within the territory of Iraq and Syria, two countries of major importance in the Middle East. Assessing the first year of his tenure as caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi can crown his gamble a success, at least in the meantime.
The First Step
By Sarge --American Politics
“The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster.- Milan Kundera (The Hayride 6-26-2015)
Well; the Supreme Court has issued some specific and overwhelmingly Progressive judgments between 6-25 and 6-26-2015. Obamacare doesn’t have to follow the “letter of the law” and Same-Sex marriage is allowable and enforceable in all 50 states. This seems less a matter of the will of the people than a pair of statements saying the State and the Government has NO responsibility to listen to the people and/or follow the mandates of those people.
Benjamin Netanyahu updates us on how the Iran deal has now gotten even worse
By Dan Calabrese --World News
In case you've stopped paying attention, as it's hard to follow complete absurdity over the long haul, tomorrow is the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran - and we're nowhere close to getting one. So, no deal, right? After all, a deadline is a deadline, right?
Obama’s Iran Nuke Fiasco: Better NEVER Than Late!
By John Lillpop --American Politics
In yet another wretched foreign policy failure, Barack Obama’s much-maligned effort to undercut world security by allowing the terror state of Iran to go nuclear is about to go belly-up and miss the June 30 deadline for completion.
Of course, Obama and the mainstream media conspirators will spin the latest failure as yet another great foreign policy victory for The One and his crippled Secretary of State, the non-effervescent, uninspiring and uninspired John Kerry.
Winnipeg debt soars while provincial safety net sags
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Todd MacKay --Financial, Business, Economy
This column originally ran in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 25, 2015
Warning lights are starting to flash regarding Winnipeg’s finances. As with a warning light on the dash of a car, it’s not an emergency yet. But it’s time to take a close look and start working on some fixes.
The UN’s Failure to Live up to Its Charter’s Ideals
By Joseph A. Klein --World News
The United Nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter on June 26th. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the UN Charter “an expression of hope.” Commemorating the signing of the UN Charter at its birthplace in San Francisco, the Secretary General added that the Charter “symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be. This we can do through cooperation, dialogue, peaceful settlement of disputes and respect of human rights.”
PM Netanyahu’s Statement Following Last Night’s Navy Action
By News on the Net --Crime-Terror-Security
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Monday, 29 June 2015), issued the following statement:
“I would like to commend the sailors and commanders of the Israel Navy for their determined and efficient action in detaining the passengers on the ship that tried to reach the Gaza coast in contravention of the law. This flotilla is nothing but a demonstration of hypocrisy and lies that is only assisting the Hamas terrorist organization and ignores all of the horrors in our region. Preventing entry by sea was done in accordance with international law and even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary General.
What SCOTUScare means to you
By Herman Cain --American Healthcare
The recent Supreme Court ruling on health insurance subsidies means they upheld the "stupidity of the American people” (as Jonathan Gruber would say, and has), and for the third time the Court stretched the law instead of interpreting the law.