American & Canadian Politics
NEWSSenate Puts Self-Interest Ahead of Public Interest
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Aaron Wudrick --Canada
(This commentary ran in the Toronto Sun on Friday, July 3, 2015)
Imagine there was a rule in our justice system where a convicted criminal could avoid a jail term by simply refusing to show up at prison. This would no doubt strike most people as a ridiculous loophole.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsIsrael’s populist energy crisis
By Caroline Glick --World News
The real cause of the plummet in investments in Israel lays elsewhere. And to understand it we need to understand recent developments in the natural gas industry.
Exposing Hollywood Pedophiles
By Cliff Kincaid --American Politics
Director Amy Berg exposed the cover-up of pedophilia in the Catholic Church in her 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary, “Deliver Us from Evil.” On Friday night, July 3, New Yorkers can see her new explosive documentary on how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Her film, “An Open Secret,” is being shown at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City.
Several journalists are included in the film, with one describing his attempt to document the sexual crimes committed by top Hollywood figures and how his story exposing this criminal conduct was killed.
George Takei’s Undignified H8 for “Blackface” Clarence Thomas
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --American Politics
He [Associate Justice Clarence Thomas] is a clown in black face, sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there.
These words did not come out of the mouth of a white segregationist, or a closet bigot living in San Francisco. These words were uttered by former Commander Sulu of Star Trek, known to all of us as George Takei.
SCOTUS Mercury Ruling is a Wake Up Call for EPA
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2015, that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs before determining to regulate mercury and other toxic emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.(i] EPA contended that, under the Clean Air Act, it only need to consider public health when making the initial decision to regulate those emissions.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsPAKISTAN: Blasphemy Law Reform Drafted
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Source: Morning Star News
For Christians in Pakistan, current blasphemy laws continue to pose a threat to their safety and well-being. The existing statutes have become an extreme burden for the country’s minority faith group—leading to harassment and, in many cases, severe punishment. At least 14 people are presently on death row, and 19 others are serving life sentences.
Silicone On Trial- An Updated History
By Jack Dini --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Twenty-five years ago from this coming December marks the anniversary of the famous Connie Chung diatribe against breast implants reports Dr. Jack D. Fisher, a surgeon and professor emeritus of surgery at UC San Diego, in his new book Silicone On Trial. (1)
TransLink Tax Defeated!
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Jordan Bateman --Canada
VANCOUVER, B.C.: Cash-strapped Lower Mainland taxpayers wanting accountability and better management at TransLink are the real winners in today’s historic defeat of the TransLink sales tax, says the No TransLink Tax campaign and Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
A Call to a Declaration of Dependence
By Liberty Counsel --American Freedom
Orlando, FL - Liberty Counsel is calling on pastors this Sunday to participate in a Declaration of Dependence. As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, we need to remember that our liberties flow from God. The Declaration of Independence calls these God-given liberties “unalienable.”
Jimmy Carter says Obama’s had ‘minimal’ global successes, bemoans diminished US prestige and respect
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
Jimmy Carter is a man who knows a thing or two about a Presidency that’s free of international successes. His White House tenure is practically synonymous with foreign policy debacles. So, when he starts talking about Obama’s failure as an international leader, he’s speaking from experience.
A message to all you anti people: Stop raining on our parade!
By Herman Cain --American Politics
We have a regular caller named Jeff, who always ends his comments with, “Your right to be free is my right to be free from you.”
Bill C-377: Landmark union disclosure legislation passed by Senate
By News on the Net --Canada
The National Citizens Coalition is pleased to announce that Bill C-377 has been voted on and passed by the Senate.
In fear of ourselves
By Sarge --American Politics
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
China’s Carbon Prices Collapse
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Beijing has made a lot of headlines recently for its eco-friendly target setting, and central to many of these plans has been the implementation of regional carbon markets, and eventually the creation of a national system. So far things are not going exactly according to plan. Prices in five of China’s carbon markets have fallen sharply. Permits in the biggest pilot exchange in Guangdong have dropped 73 percent.—The American Interest, 1 July 2015
Hell Will Be FABULOUS
By Church Militant --Christianity - Religion
“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort — you were made for greatness.” So says Pope Benedict a couple of years ago.
Basing their decision on “inartful drafting” tags the majority as “inartful dodger
By Guest Column--- Jay Sekulow --American Healthcare
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—A majority of the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell got it wrong. Instead of applying the ObamaCare law as written, the 6-3 majority took a bold step and actually rewrote the law.
A key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) says the subsidies are available only to Americans who enrolled “through an exchange established by the state”—a clear reason, as we argued in our amicus brief, that the subsidies should not be available to those in states without their own exchanges.
A Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Just a Joke
By Jim Yardley --American Politics
The GOP does more than simply aid and abet Democrats desire to destroy America. It appears the GOP is even more dedicated to destroying themselves.
Let’s face it, there really are sixteen Republicans angling for the nomination of their party:
That’s eight men with experience as state Governors, five that are (or have been) U.S. Senators, two are (or were) CEOs of major corporations and one who is a noted pediatric surgeon. One of the CEOs is female, two of the Senators are of Hispanic descent, and one candidate is of Indian ancestry while another is African-American.