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.
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.
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.
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.
EPA decides that pothole full of water on your property just might be a wetland
By Dan Calabrese --Cover Story
No act of Congress is involved here, but since when is that significant when we’re talking about the Obama Administrative State? The Clean Water Act of 1986 gives the EPA authority to claim jurisdiction over wetlands, and the language in the act leaves a bit of room for interpretation concerning just what a wetland is.
Vox Features Yet Another Climate Science “Denier”
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
As an economist studying climate change policy for several years, I often feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. To listen to the constant drumbeat of catastrophic predictions based on the so-called scientific “consensus,” and to witness the scathing denunciation of the “deniers” who are supposedly selling out humanity for money, you would certainly think that the periodic reports issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would back up the alarmist rhetoric.
Full Disclosure For All!
By Leigh Bravo --Cover Story
Our government has pushed food labeling to the extreme. Demanding that calories, fat, sugar and other ingredients be fully visible to the public in order for them to be able to make informed decisions about the food they eat. But what about informing the public about the news they receive on a daily basis?
SAF Seeks Contempt Against DC For Stall In Wrenn CCW Case
By Second Amendment Foundation --Gun Control - Second Amendment
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is asking the federal court to force the District of Columbia to abide by a May 18 ruling requiring the city to drop its requirement to show a “good reason” before issuing concealed carry permits, or find the city in contempt.
Occupy Wall Street organizers out to “swing” Canadian election
By Judi McLeod --Cover Story
Adbusters magazine—the flagship of the Canadian non-profit Adbusters Media Foundation that spawned Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—is out to take down Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government in October elections.
The magazine that calls all restless millennials to arms in a revival of 1960-styled protests for ultimate Marxist takeover—is printed in the United States.
So the GOP Must Embrace Evil to Survive. Really?
By Lloyd Marcus --American Politics
A black liberal columnist made the point in his article that the future of the GOP rests on it getting rid of its conservatives. Then, the GOP can modernize; attract more young voters of color by embracing open borders, amnesty, abortion and all the other filth coming out of the Democratic Party. Embracing this strategy is tantamount to embracing evil.
Hillary Clinton lied when she swore she would faithfully discharge the duties of Secretary of State
By Al Kaltman --Cover Story
On February 2, 2009, Vice President Biden administered the oath of office for Secretary of State to Hillary Rodham Clinton. As part of that oath, Mrs. Clinton swore that she would faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which she was about to enter and that she took the obligation to do so without any purpose of evasion. She lied. At the time she took the oath she was busy setting up a private email server through which she would conduct official business, one that would allow her to cloak those activities which she wished to keep hidden from public scrutiny. In doing so, she at a minimum, violated State Department regulations regarding the handling of sensitive information.
New York Times Still Deceiving About Obamacare
By Roger Aronoff --American Healthcare
The New York Times is at it again. In a front page story in Tuesday’s print edition, the Times is dishonestly pushing an argument that they hope will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision for President Obama’s so called Affordable Care Act. The mantra repeated over and over again is this: those four words in the Obamacare law—“established by the state”—were actually an accident, a drafting error. And those words, according to the Times and all of the sources they chose to comment on it for the article, are being misinterpreted by some who want to, shall we say, “degrade and defeat” the law.
Bernie Sanders: We don’t need 23 deodorant choices when children are hungry
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
Just as an exercise in curiosity, I’m going to try to think like a socialist. And since I really have no earthly idea how socialists come up with the ideas they embrace, I’m going to let Bernie Sanders get me rolling. Tell me, Bernie, your thoughts on economic growth: