American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsThe Race for the White House: What the “Invisible Primary” Has Taught Us So Far
By INSS--Oded Eran, Owen Alterman --American Politics
The long campaign for the US presidency is well underway. The spate of campaign launches in recent weeks only formalizes what has been unfolding for months, namely, the so-called “invisible primary,” in which candidates jockey behind the scenes to raise money, hire campaign staff, and win over key activists. Voters have eight months to wait before even the first of the caucuses and primaries. Still, among the donors and activists, much is taking place, some of it of interest to Israel.
Why Does Liberal Rag Salon.com Hate Our Soldiers? Because They Take Money From Welfare Spending
By Warner Todd Huston --Media - Media Bias
On this Memorial Day, the anti-American cretins at Salon.com have proclaimed our soldiers to be “dangerous” to the nation. Why? Because spending money on our military takes money away from welfare budgets. And they are serious.
Coptic Solidarity Conference - 100 Years Later: Middle Eastern Christians Face Another Genocide
By Christian Newswire --Crime-Terror-Security
WASHINGTON—As the world commemorates the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Coptic Solidarity will host our 6th Annual Conference in Washington, DC - June 11-12th. The conference theme is 100 Year Later: Middle Eastern Christians Face Another Genocide, focusing on the fate of Christians and other minorities in the same region currently.
Municipal amalgamation in Ontario fails to achieve cost savings in cities both big and small
By Fraser Institute --Canada
TORONTO—Ontario’s push for municipal amalgamation in the 1990s has failed to deliver cost-savings and efficiencies promised for both large and small cities, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
American & Canadian Politics
Recent ColumnsFAA Hiring Scandal Barely Registers with the Media
By Roger Aronoff --American Politics
The Fox Business Network (FBN) should be congratulated for launching a six-month investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s hiring practices, an investigation revealing complicity between the FAA and diversity groups such as the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE). The findings were revealed on “The Willis Report” last week on FBN.
VA Fails Veterans Again, and Again, and Again, and Again
By Robert L. Rosebrock --American Politics
Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans
Last Thursday, I was with Southern California Public Radio reporter John Ismay, an Iraqi War Veteran, when the VA police ordered us to stop our interview.
Remembering my father on Memorial Day
By A. Dru Kristenev --American Politics
Being called to missions in many different places around this country, I am more than a thousand miles from the resting place of my father, a veteran of WWII. A merchant marine who stood off the coast of Normandy on D-Day as part of the flotilla supporting the troops storming the beaches, he was overwhelmed when our nation finally recognized the role the Liberty ships played in the battle to preserve the free world.
Another domino falls in the anti-fossil fuel movement’s crusade
By Marita Noon --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Throughout the United States, especially in communities with existing or potential oil-and-gas development, outside groups have moved in with a vengeance and agitated the population—resulting in bans against all exploration for hydrocarbons and/or the use of hydraulic fracturing. Expensive lawsuits have been filed and courts have repeatedly declared such bans as “unconstitutional.” The newest domino to fall is in Texas where Governor Greg Abbott, on May 18, signed House Bill 40 (HB40)—also known as the Denton Fracking Bill—which clarifies that an “oil and gas operation is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state.”
Picky Eaters: The Terror of Being Invited To Dinner
By Dr. Gifford Jones --Life-Pets-Gardens-Food
What’s the worst fear for some people? It’s not standing before a crowd and giving a major speech. Nor is it the apprehension of being crushed in a crowded elevator, or flying. It’s the terror of having no control of what’s in food. Now, British researchers report there is a way for parents to prevent children from becoming picky eaters.
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
Mugabe sued over Hong Kong haven
The cash-strapped Zimbabwean government faces a potentially embarrassing legal case in Hong Kong over a £4-million (about R74-million) luxury villa said to be one of the favourite properties of the first lady, Grace Mugabe.
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.”
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.