Republicans lose faith in Party Leadership
By Jeff Crouere Friday, May 22, 2015
A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating.
Why compassion for illegal immigration is wrong
By A. Dru Kristenev Friday, May 22, 2015
Unchecked immigration is destroying our nation by undermining and overrunning the very institution that was built to harbor immigrants through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution…
Don’t call it compassion when the president, elected officials or a candidate takes a stand that illegal immigrants deserve a pass to stay in this country and receive citizenship, let alone resident status. It is approval of America’s demise; an uncontrolled decimation of what the Founders established in the new world expressly to provide free exercise of faith, industry and speech.
The Problem with Jade Helm
By Arnold Ahlert Friday, May 22, 2015
Jade Helm 15, a large-scale military operation conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches, scheduled to take place in several states between July 15 and September 15, 2015, has elicited a firestorm of criticism. Many have gone so far as to claim the exercises are a prelude to the imposition of martial law, especially in Texas, one of the states designated as “hostile” territory. However, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts the issue in the proper perspective, noting why it’s reasonable that Americans would be concerned about the operation.
How the Media Got Into Bed with the Clintons
By Cliff Kincaid Friday, May 22, 2015
Republican operative Karl Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal that “few demonstrate as much contempt for journalists as do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” That may be true for Obama, but Mrs. Clinton has taken a different approach. Her platforms, the Clinton Foundation and its project, the Clinton Global Initiative, have given the appearance of humanitarian work, drawing many big names from the media into her network of influence. No wonder they treat her with deference and respect. The media have been compromised.
The Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train
By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. Friday, May 22, 2015
Why is the proud history of the South being attacked?
Did you read about students at a Texas University who want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the campus?
Sidney Blumenthal Fathers Yet Another Clinton Scandal
By Matthew Vadum Friday, May 22, 2015
Longtime Clinton attack dog Sidney Blumenthal is under fire over allegations that he used his connection to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to promote an unusual business scheme involving Libya and possibly the embattled Clinton Foundation.
Blumenthal, Bill Clinton’s legendary hatchet man who earned the richly deserved sobriquet “Sid Vicious” for his scorched-earth assaults on Clinton’s enemies, is now at the center of yet another percolating Clinton scandal that promises to be, like all Clinton scandals, extraordinarily messy and drawn out.
Protecting Thought or Paychecks?
By Jim Yardley Friday, May 22, 2015
I spent yesterday evening driving to our local high school, which is the polling place for any votes that relate to membership on the local school board. Equally important, but much more inflammatory, the school budget is also subject to approval through votes by local citizens.
Global Warming Now Responsible for Islamic Terrorism
By Judi McLeod Thursday, May 21, 2015
President Barack Obama’s attempts to provide cover for Islamic terrorists by first declaring global warming/climate change “a national security threat” and then excusing their ongoing carnage with the absurd claim that it was global warming that set them off, must be the biggest political scam in all of human history.
The Rise of Democracy, and the Fall of the Electoral College
By Douglas V. Gibbs Thursday, May 21, 2015
James Madison wrote five times in his essays of the Federalist Papers that we are a republic, and then explained what a republic is. He believed this to be necessary not only so that the Constitution may be properly understood, but because in their argument against the Constitution, the statists of the era were trying to convince the people that a republic, and a democracy, are the same thing. Democracy, in reality, is a transitional form of government, one that would lead America from being a republic to an oppressive oligarchy, argued many of the Founding Fathers. We must never be a democracy.
Five-Year-Old Boy with a Lesson for the Entire World—And a Lingering Question
By Rev. Michael Bresciani Thursday, May 21, 2015
The news is rife with sad stories, tragedies and other matters not just hard to ingest, but hard just to watch.
Like a shooting star or a beautiful sighting of the occasional firefly on a summer night, a story or clip will flash across the waves of the worst behaviors of mankind. It is these kinds of stories that spark the depths of the human heart, where, although deeply buried and desensitized, hope, kindness and the better nature of decent people resides. We may be brought to tears, inspired or re-warmed by the best things humans can do instead of the worst.
Thinking About China
By Alan Caruba Thursday, May 21, 2015
Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.”
As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.”
When a Good Deal is a Bad Deal
By Robert L. Rosebrock Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans
When the Plaintiffs and Defendants jointly announced the so-called “settlement agreement,” the lead spokesman for the Plaintiffs called it “a good deal” and I called it a “Trojan Horse.”
The Benghazi-Syria Weapons Connection
By Arnold Ahlert Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The shameless lying that has formed the heart of the Obama administration’s Benghazi narrative took another turn yesterday. Documents obtained by Fox News reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were “fully aware” weapons were being moved from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that claimed the lives of ambassador Christopher Stevens,Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and diplomat Sean Smith. The documents also put the lie to President Obama’s assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the administration “by surprise.”
What Does Blumenthal Know About Obama?
By Cliff Kincaid Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It appears that Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal has a network of military and intelligence connections that made him anathema to the Obama White House. Blumenthal must know something about Obama that kept him from getting a State Department job under Hillary.
Palestine - Pope Forfeits Spiritual And Moral Authority
By David Singer Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Pope Francis has suffered a serious blow to his spiritual and moral authority following the Vatican’s recognition of the “State of Palestine” in a new treaty announced on 13 May.
The Vatican’s latest slippery slide into political and legal chaos represents a clear breach of clause 11(2) of the 1993 Fundamental Agreement Between The Holy See And The State Of Israel which provides: