Federal Court Denies Admin. Stay In DC Concealed Carry Case
By Second Amendment Foundation --Gun Control - Second Amendment
BELLEVUE, WA – The federal district court judge handling the Second Amendment Foundation’s challenge to the District of Columbia’s “good reason” concealed carry permit requirement has denied the city’s request for an immediate administrative stay of his ruling last week granting a preliminary injunction against further enforcement of the requirement. The District is also seeking a stay pending appeal.
It’s time to shut down campus shouter-downers
By Guest Column--Donald A. Downs --American Life, History, Education
MADISON, Wisconsin—With increasing frequency, especially on college campuses, speakers presenting unpopular views—or views unpopular with a vocal minority of the audience—are being disrupted or “shouted down” until they leave the stage. This has happened at my own campus and many others.
Examining Trans Pacific Partnership
By Douglas V. Gibbs --Cover Story
On Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs on May 23, 2015, over KMET 1490AM, the topic of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement moseyed its way into the arena of discussion. During the conversation a rare instance in the many year history of the radio program, and on the Political Pistachio blogsite for that matter, emerged where JASmius (my longtime co-host, staff writer, and dear friend) and I disagreed.
Six children drown after jumping in to a reservoir in a desperate bid to cool down
By News on the Net--Daily Mail
Six children have drowned in India after jumping into a huge reservoir in a desperate bid to cool down in the middle of a heatwave that has already claimed 1,400 lives.
Sex—Sex and more sex…Every day, Every way, Every One
By Dr. Laurie Roth --Cover Story
It appears the gift of ‘sex’ and sexuality has been forced over a cliff and shattered into a thousand pieces of broken and perverted expression. Experts are everywhere and those who demand to change our legal, religious, educational and political core. We must become another creature…void of Godly morals, laced with experimental sexual drives and controlled by feelings, Government and liberal agendas. “Act out, do it again and we will treat your diseases.”
“Switch to Mitch” Better Than “Stand with Rand”
By Cliff Kincaid --American Politics
A new report on the damage done by Edward Snowden’s illegal leaks of classified information says terrorists now “better understand the scope and scale of Western intelligence capacity” and have altered the way they communicate about their plans to attack the United States and its allies. “By revealing information concerning intelligence-gathering techniques, Snowden has polluted ongoing operations” to catch terrorists, states the new report from the Henry Jackson Society.
Travel feature: East Sussex
By Tim Saunders --Vacation Resorts, Travel
Of the 100 or so castles in England, more than 30 are in the South East.
UN status for antisemitic Hamas front group to be decided today
By UN Watch --World News
GENEVA, – A UN committee dominated by Iran and its allies will decide today whether to grant official observer status to an antisemitic front group of the Hamas terrorist organization, warned UN Watch. The Geneva-based independent monitoring group called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak out against a “an alarming development that would negate the very principles of the United Nations.”
Carly Fiorina hammers Hillary and Obama on equal pay for women
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
A while back, we watched Rand Paul turn the standard media “gotcha” questions about abortion into a deft attack against the left. It was smart, tough, and something you’d hope to see more of. If you’ve been watching Carly Fiorina’s nascent campaign, you have. In fact, she’s turned the idea of making opponents into their own worst enemies into something of an art form.
If Hillary refuses to answer a question, Fiorina points that out in her own response. If Hillary dodges the press for one of her supporter-only “closed-door meetings,” Fiorina sets up out front and invites the press to grill her. It’s been a pleasure to watch and, yesterday, she used the strategy to turn a gotcha into a sharp attack against Obama and Clinton.
Latest News on China
By News on the Net --News Features
China puts weapons on its new artificial islands
Sydney Morning Herald—China has moved weaponry onto artificial islands that it is building in contested areas of the South China Sea, adding to the risks of a confrontation with the United States and its regional security partners including Australia.
Rick Santorum announces doomed presidential bid in interview with pretend journalist
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
I may give Bernie Sanders a lot of flak for being unelectable, but I don’t want anyone to think Democrats have the market cornered when it comes to candidates with no chance of winning. Though he hasn’t announced, we assume Jeb Bush is going to seek the Republican nomination, and the party already has Mike Huckabee in the race. Now, it will have to deal with a doomed Rick Santorum candidacy as well.
Santorum made his announcement in a televised interview with pretend journalist George Stephanopoulos, and you can watch the clip below. To quickly sum it up, he’s angling to re-fight the values-and-morality campaign that failed him in 2008, and will have even less traction this time around.
Queen’s Speech 2015: UK Energy Bill To Boost Oil And Gas Production
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The UK aims to maximize domestic oil and gas production and curb the spread of onshore wind farms as the government leans toward maintaining energy security over cutting carbon emissions. The measures form part of an Energy Bill announced by Queen Elizabeth II in a speech to Parliament in London on Wednesday that outlines the first legislative program of Prime Minister David Cameron’s majority Conservative government.
The Hillary Enigma
By Alan Caruba --Cover Story
Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a former President? There is no historic precedent for this, no way to measure this against how Americans have selected Presidents in the past.
Governments missing the mark on energy and environmental regulations
By Fraser Institute --Canada
TORONTO—Policymakers have encumbered Canadians with superfluous and needlessly costly environmental regulations that do little to improve the environment, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Obama Amnesty Stays Shut Down
By Matthew Vadum --Cover Story
President Obama’s unilaterally imposed immigration amnesty plan will remain suspended for the time being, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling that serves as a desperately needed reminder to Americans that the United States is not supposed to be a one-man dictatorship.
On Tuesday two members of a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed an injunction to remain in place that blocks Obama from moving forward with his immigration plan.