Do The Crime, Lose Your Taxpayer-Funded Pension
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation--Aaron Wudrick --Canada
(This commentary ran in the National Post on Monday, May 25, 2015)
These are tough times for Canada’s Senate. The so-called members of the Chamber of “sober second thought” may soon be driven to drink — hopefully not on the taxpayers’ dime. There is a seemingly eternal parade of bad news: from Mac Harb to Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin, to the never-ending trial of Mike Duffy, to the looming report from the auditor-general expected in the coming weeks, which is expected to identify additional cases of improper and wasteful spending by senators.
Latest World News
By News on the Net --News Features
Buses carrying Zimbabwean traders hijacked
HARARE, Zimbabwe – A report from Zimbabwe says two more buses carrying Zimbabwean traders have been hijacked, pointing to a worrying trend
Is Pope Francis Neglecting The Flock by Dabbling in Politics?
By John Lillpop --World News
Pope Francis recently made headlines by asserting himself on the issue of climate change and by declaring that the Vatican recognizes Palestine as a separate state. Both issues are highly controversial, and each elicits strong emotional responses from both sides.
More VA Land Misappropriation and More Retaliation Against Veterans
By Robert L. Rosebrock --American Politics
LOS ANGELES – Recently, I was interviewed by John Ismay, an Iraqi War Veteran who is the “Veterans and Military Issues Reporter” for Southern California Public Radio.
We met at the Los Angeles VA to discuss the never-ending misappropriation of land at this largest VA in the nation, within our nation’s capital for homeless Veterans.
Democrats Tweet Us Another Reason to Loathe Them on Memorial Day
By Warner Todd Huston --American Politics
Democrats really know how to celebrate Memorial Day, don’t they? We get another prime example of the hate Democrats have for America with the Party’s Tweet featuring Barack Obama eating ice cream in front of a gaggle of adoring “reporters.”
Obama’s Memorial Day Ice Cream Gloat
By Judi McLeod --Cover Story
The picture Herman Cain writer Dan Calabrese calls “the worst Memorial Day photo ever” should be going viral now if Obama Google pals don’t bury it.
The photo shows for once and for all how President Barack Obama really feels about Memorial Day, the one day a year set aside to pay respect to the sacrifice of the highly venerated war dead.
Memorial Day and What We Should be Remembering
By Michael Fumento --Cover Story
It’s Memorial Day in America. Time to celebrate spring with barbecues and the first trip to the beach. Solemnity is essentially forbidden. Except among we “brave few,” as Shakespeare famously put it in Henry V, “We band of brothers.”
Ask a veteran what combat is like and you’ll get as many different answers as there are vets. Still, the clichés hold true: “All your senses are heightened;” “It’s a mixture of fear and excitement;” “It’s the most alive you’ll ever feel;” and yes, Winston Churchill’s famous declaration that “nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” After being the proverbial ducks in a shooting gallery in one particularly vicious ambush in Iraq, the men I was with and I began laughing hysterically upon reaching safety.
Ladies and gentlemen, the worst Memorial Day photo ever
By Dan Calabrese --Cover Story
I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s almost as if whoever runs the Democrats’ Twitter account decided to take on a personal challenge of coming up with the most inappropriate photo imaginable for the day when the nation honors its war dead. It’s about fallen soldiers? Ha!
Ramadi and Obama’s Phony Air War Against ISIS
By Michael Fumento --Cover Story
“The Cemetery of the Americans.” That’s what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006. Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot be snipers. Within weeks the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded. My own Public Affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there. It was the hardest-fought battle of the war, but we won.
Baltimore Cops Indicted in Freddie Gray Case
By Matthew Vadum --Cover Story
Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Friday in the death of Freddie Gray after prosecutors forced a local grand jury to move at what is considered lightning speed in the criminal justice system.
Although there may indeed be police malfeasance in the death of Gray, news of the indictments that the grand jury considered at an unseemly pace is anticlimactic. It’s not like anyone expected grand jurors to toss the charges out in the anti-cop lynch mob environment that now grips Charm City. And there are serious doubts whether the police officers can receive a fair trial in Baltimore City because the petit jury pool there isn’t exactly filled with law-and-order enthusiasts.
Three nations altered temperature data, and you can probably guess why
By Herman Cain --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Let’s review the logic we are asked to accept from the we-must-act-now-on-global-warming crowd. They tell us that the science is undeniable in showing global warming is both man-made and running wild, and that only liberal policy ideas like carbon taxes and controls on industry can solve the problem.
Wilt Thou Destroy The Righteous With The Wicked?
By Jimmy Reed --American Politics
When Abraham attempted to persuade God to rethink His intentions toward Sodom, the wise old patriarch elevated deal making to a high art.
American dollars bequeathed us Ireland’s successful referendum
By Judi McLeod --Cover Story
That it was suddenly magnanimous, home-grown Irish, a coming together of young and old, who made their country the first to approve same-sex marriage by way of referendum, is an exaggeration that surpasses the gifts said to come to the kissers of the legendary Blarney Stone.
Memorial Day 2015
By Alan Caruba --Cover Story
We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations. We honor, too, those who suffered wounds and returned home.
The Congressional Board of Exchange
By Sandy Stringfellow --Cover Story
We are living in a political world of the UniParty; it’s sort of like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a historic commodity and – in these modern times – financial derivative exchange based in Chicago.