American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsCHINA: Church Building Demolished in Zhejiang
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Source: China Aid
Shendong Church in Zhejiang was forcibly demolished on April 28th in continuation of the province-wide “Three Rectifications and One Demolition” campaign. Authorities reportedly claimed that the land on which the church was built belonged to the government. The church had previously submitted requests to the local religious affairs bureau and other government agencies, requesting that their location be approved and finalized. However, the contacted governing officials never responded to these requests.
Magistrates Go to Court Over Same-Sex Weddings
By Liberty Counsel --American Freedom
Raleigh, NC - Today, Liberty Counsel will go to court to defend North Carolina magistrates who are being forced to officiate same-sex “weddings,” despite deeply held religious beliefs. Our clients must choose to abandon their religion or face suspension, termination, fines, or prosecution.
Hillary finally answers some questions - badly. CBS calls her out for dodging
By Robert Laurie --Media - Media Bias
If you’re the kind of person who thinks Hillary Clinton is trying desperately to avoid questions from the media, you owe her an apology. She’s nothing if not completely forthcoming. Despite the fact that she went almost a month without answering a single media inquiry, Mrs. Clinton is an open book - and she’s eager to show off her love of complete and utter transparency.
An easy solution to that whole crowded-stage-at-the-Republican-debate problem
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
I suppose it’s arguable whether it matters that the field of Republican presidential candidates in the coming cycle looks to be unusually large. Personally I don’t really see why it matters, since we know perfectly well that only a handful of viable candidates will still have a serious chance once we’re past the first few caucuses and primaries. But I can’t help but be both amused and a little frustrated by the reason many conservatives are citing for why this is supposedly a problem:
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsThe Alberta Disadvantage - Lessons for Wyoming
By Guest Column--Maureen Bader --American Freedom
A Commentary by Maureen Bader, Wyoming Liberty Group
In Governor Mead’s 2015 supplemental budget, the governor called on the legislature to set up a reserve account for an industrial park, and the legislature complied with a $5 million appropriation. The idea comes from the Industrial Heartland in Alberta, Canada, an industrial park funded by the provincial and various local governments to attract oil and gas companies to the province.
Randi Cogan-Shinder, Toronto’s Hottest Perfume Entrepreneur Triumphs Despite Poor Ontario Busi
By Mitch Wolfe --Financial, Business, Economy
In Liberal Premier’s Wynne’s Ontario, small Ontario companies are being whacked with skyrocketing utility costs, higher taxes, user fees, increased labor costs, rising insurance premiums, ballooning transit costs and soul-destroying regulatory red tape.
Jeb Bush Criticises Obama For Exaggerating Climate Change
By Guest Column--Dr. Benny Peiser --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
U.S. Republican Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that the Earth’s climate is changing but that scientific research does not clearly show how much of the change is due to humans and how much is from natural causes. While President Barack Obama and many scientists believe humans are largely to blame for climate change, Bush said the degree of human responsibility is uncertain. The former Florida governor challenged Obama’s determination earlier in the day that climate change is now a threat to U.S. national security.—Reuters, 21 May 2015
Private rail—unlike Amtrak’s monopoly—must emphasize safety to win customers
By Guest Column--Gabriel Roth --American Politics
OAKLAND, California—When you look at America’s transportation network broadly, there can be little doubt that getting government out of the passenger train business would likely improve safety.
‘Politically contrived nonsense’: Scientific studies, data and history refute Obama’s cl
By Marc Morano --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Climate Depot Statement on President Obama’s latest round of claims linking ‘global warming’ to national security. See: Obama Readies U.S. Troops For The War On ‘Global Warming’
Military Lessons for Hamas from Operation Protective Edge
By INSS--Dr. Gabi Siboni --World News
Hamas emerged bruised and battered from the 50 days of fighting in Operation Protective Edge, and programs for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip have not progressed at the pace expected by the leadership. The severe economic situation and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza are liable to be a catalyst for public protest that could threaten the Hamas government. Furthermore, as of now no political horizon is in sight, and the armed struggle against Israel remains a key element in the organization’s political Islamic ideology.
This Innovation Will Help U.S. Companies Win The Oil Price War
By Oilprice.com----Michael McDonald --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Although some US oil companies are struggling with low oil prices, a new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant reduction in drilling costs.
Federal judge tosses D.C.‘s restriction on concealed carry
By Dan Calabrese --Gun Control - Second Amendment
Democrats have a very hard time when they are ordered by federal judges to respect the limits imposed on them by the Constitution. Telling you what to do and what not to do, and under what conditions, is what they live for. That is especially true when it comes to gun rights. So when the all-Democrat-all-the-time cabal that rules the District of Columbia was ordered by courts to respect residents’ concealed carry rights, the D.C. luminaries of course tried to find a way to not respect them regardless.
Foundation Defends Air Force General for Day of Prayer Speech
By Christian Newswire --Christianity - Religion
MONTGOMERY, Ala.,—The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based foundation established to defend religious liberty, spoke out Wednesday in defense of an Air Force Major General who is under attack for his speech for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
China: World’s Largest Energy Consumer and Greenhouse Gas Emitter
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
China outranks the United states in many areas. It is the largest consumer of energy, the largest producer and consumer of coal, and the largest importer of petroleum. It is also the largest generator of electricity and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide—the most abundant of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases. China needs energy to support its economic growth and to improve the life of its citizens, so it invests in energy-producing countries and makes deals with countries rich in energy resources.
Mike Morell Attempts to Repair His Damaged Credibility
By Roger Aronoff---- and Bethany Stotts --American Politics
Mike Morell, the former Deputy CIA Director and Acting CIA Director, is out with a new book, and has been making the rounds on virtually every TV network. This is supposed to be his time to set the record straight, but he has apparently decided not to do that. Instead, his truthful revelations are mixed in with obvious falsehoods, so it becomes difficult to distinguish one from the other.
Whatever Happened to John Kerry
By Daniel Greenfield --American Politics
John Kerry returns from his latest Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt.
The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, “I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt.”
Artist opens bedroom
By Tim Saunders --Life-Pets-Gardens-Food
An established professional artist is opening her studio during Cheltenham Open Studios in the UK between June 13 and June 21.
Hilarious: Focus group of Dem voters asked to name some Hillary accomplishments
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
This never gets old, especially when it’s MSNBC asking the question. It’s almost as if they’re hoping the focus group will give them something to work with because they long since gave up trying to think of anything Hillary has ever done to merit consideration for the presidency. But as is usually the case, even Democrat voters can’t really come up with a plausible explanation for why they’re backing Hillary.
Obama to Coast Guard cadets: I need you ready for the fight against global warming
By Dan Calabrese --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
I could have sworn he was going to stop the rise of the oceans just by getting elected, but since that didn’t work I guess he’d better send the Coast Guard to the scene. If you see some extra water approaching the beach and it looks like it might have been part of a now-melted glacier, better start bailing the ocean!