American & Canadian Politics
NEWSLambert and Stamp a fascinating look behind The Who’s scenes
By Jim Bray --Life-Pets-Gardens-Food
Fans of The Who will want to see Lambert and Stamp, a new documentary by director James D. Cooper that gives us a look at the duo who took a raw and unpolished gem of a rock band and honed it into the legendary musical and cultural force it became.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsThe Invaders: A Parable
By Lloyd Marcus --American Politics
Pulling into our driveway after a relaxing month-long cruise, my wife Mary yelled, “What the…?” Mexican flags, old cars, discarded beer cans, and trash were all over our property.
MSNBC sends Al Sharpton to the graveyard of forgotten shows
By Robert Laurie --Media - Media Bias
Whatever else Al Sharpton may be, he’s not an idiot. Sure, he’s a tax cheat, his grip on reality is tenuous, he’s barely literate, and his knowledge of American politics is dwarfed by that of the average two-year-old, but he’s no dummy. Somehow, he managed to parlay his life as a lowly street thug and FBI informant into a major media career. You may not like him, but you have to admit that takes a certain amount of (admittedly crooked) brainpower.
How is a pay raise for teachers a ‘net-zero’ deal?
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Christine Van Geyn --Canada
Obama turns blind-eye on chance to secure true energy independence
By Guest Column--Jack Gerard --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
WASHINGTON, D.C.—For decades, U.S. presidents have made achieving American energy security a top priority.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsImmigration: The Refugee Scam
By Selwyn Duke --American Politics
Jeb Bush has called illegal migration “an act of love.” And all over the West we see nations being loved to death, with endless human waves from Third World countries washing ashore. The results were predictable and are now plain: balkanization, riots, ethnic and racial strife and no-go areas in European lands. Yet we’re told that accepting what are “refugees” is a humanitarian imperative. Yet no one, it seems, points out an obvious fact, something that really is the crux of the matter.
Don’t Repeal First Nations Financial Transparency Act
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Aaron Wudrick --Canada
(This commentary ran in the National Post on Tuesday, August 25, 2015)
Imagine Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promising to keep his salary a secret after being elected prime minister. It’s an unfair violation of privacy, he might say. It only serves to inflame negative stereotypes about overpaid politicians. And why should people in other countries be able to look up his prime ministerial salary on the Internet?
Three Quarters Of UK Manufacturers Want Green & Climate Policies Reformed
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
As many as 73% of manufacturers want to see legislative reform of the UK’s current environmental and climate change policies, according to a new survey by the manufacturers organisation EEF. Respondents claimed that existing regulations are harming their international competitiveness. Earlier this year, EEF’s senior climate and environment policy adviser warned that large UK manufacturers could be forced to move their operations overseas if countries cannot agree a unilateral cap on emissions at the Paris climate talks, thanks to the burden of environmental regulation.—Brad Allen, Edie News, 27 August 2015
“The IDF Strategy”: A Focused Action Approach
By INSS--Gabi Siboni --World News
The publication of the document “The IDF Strategy” – a milestone in the development of the relationship between the military and the civilian population – is unprecedented. It is impossible to overstate the importance of the transparency manifested by the very publication of the document, a most welcome occurrence.
Little Rhody Beats Up Big Labor
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --American Politics
Public sector unions have been taking it on the chin the last four years. Right-to-work legislation expanded business and prosperity in Indiana. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker diminished their funding streams and statehouse collusion though his popular yet controversial Act 10 collective bargaining reforms.
North American Platform Against Wind Power
By News on the Net --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The North American Platform Against Wind Power today announced its profound objection to the Ontario Provincial approval of the Amherst Island wind turbine project of 26 turbines (Windlectric/Algonquin Power), that since its conception, has long garnered international interest and concern. Amherst, well known for its abundance of migratory bird and bat life, is also a Canadian recognized historic centre, a centre for bird tourism, and boasts a windswept coastline with more shoreline than all of the 1,000 Islands combined. Of international note: Amherst Island is an Important Bird Area of Global Significance on the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, and is home to 34 species at risk, including the Blanding’s Turtle. Wintering hawks and owls attract global visitors.
Obama administration policy on Jews: Divide and conquer
By Diane Weber Bederman --American Politics
The Iran Deal has revealed many divisions in the body politic. According to Haaretz, a left-wing Israeli media outlet, only one in 10 Israelis supports the deal while 50 percent of American Jews support it. Rarely is there such disparity between the two Jewish communities. Sadly, the Iran Deal has opened wounds within the America Jewish community. There is a divisiveness that is harmful to the American Jewish community and to Israel.
Dear Corporate America
By Daniel Greenfield --American Politics
Dear Corporate America,
I haven't written to you in a while. At least not since my television broke down, my toaster developed a taste for human flesh and my phone company ran away with my phone number to Mexico.
Average Canadian family spends more on taxes than basic necessities
By Fraser Institute --CanadaVANCOUVER-
-The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
President Obama Doesn’t Know What Free Market Means
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
President Obama recently delivered a speech on energy in Las Vegas at Sen. Harry Reid’s “Clean Energy Summit.” Like much that is said in Las Vegas, President Obama’s claims don’t really stand up to inspection.
Welcome to the Hotel California: Veterans versus VA-mpires
By Joanna Rosamond --American Politics
Welcome to 388-acre West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (WLAVA) property.
Greater is ‘He that is in me’ America
By Dr. Laurie Roth --American Politics
Sometimes the most stunning tree drawing all attention from the curious watchers is the twisted, blown and bruised tree facing the harsh wind and storms on the edge of a cliff.