Cover Stories, News
The Cameron-Obama ‘Cut and Run, Go on Vacation Copycat’ Routine
By Judi McLeod
Looks like British Prime Minister David Cameron, who enjoys public palsmanship with U.S. President Barack Obama, is taking travelogue lessons from the biggest vacationer in American history.
Obama Runs Away from the War on Terrorism
By Alan Caruba
“You may not be interested in war, but war may be interested in you.”—Leon Trotsky
If you think about the presidents who we remember and honor the most, it is those who faced war and rallied the nation to victory. Our first president, George Washington, sustained the Revolutionary War for eight long years against daunting odds, including a Continental Congress that often provided little support for the men under his command that were fighting to create a new, free nation.
Memoralizing the Loss of a Great Democracy: Did Our Brave Heroes Die in Vain?
By John Lillpop
Notwithstanding the fact that contemporary celebrations of Memorial Day have more to do with three-day weekends, back yard barbecues, reckless episodes of alcohol abuse, and other frivolities, the original purpose was to set aside a national spiritual holiday to remember and honor the brave American men and women who sacrificed their very lives in the service of this blessed nation.
The Warrior’s Tale
By Daniel Greenfield
The warrior’s tale is a simple enough thing. Strong as steel, but fragile as chance. It is the wind in his soul and the wall we build around ourselves to tell us who we are.
Before there were cities or nations, and railways and airports, computers and telephones—the tale was told around campfires. Acted out in pantomime, dressed up in animal furs and cave paintings. But the tale was the same. The people were confronted with a threat and they called upon the best and strongest of their men to go out and fight it. These were their warriors. What they did in the face of that threat is the tale.
Obamacare 2.0: What Are Healthcare Practitioners Thinking?
By Austin Hill
As the battle rages-on over the implementation of the federal “Obamacare” law, there is an important question that rarely ever gets asked: what do actual health care practitioners think of it? Without the practitioners themselves, there would be no healthcare. Yet politicians, government bureaucrats, insurance executives and healthcare administrators have so thoroughly co-opted any discussion on the subject that actual healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants and the like – often appear as mere pawns in a big government game.
Palestine - Beware The Snake Oil Salesman
By David Singer
Paul Larudee - one of the founders of the Free Gaza and Free Palestine Movements and an organizer in the International Solidarity Movement - has made some incredibly misleading statements in his latest article “The Palestine Liberation Movement is not about Anti- Semitism” - published in Dissident Voice on 23 May.
Memorial Day Honors!
By A.J. Cameron
Memorial Day stands as a testament to the valor and ultimate sacrifice of those who have served to preserve our constitutional republic, and our rights and freedoms. Considering their sacrifices, don’t we owe it to all who have served, and especially those who have given their lives, fighting to retain all for which they have fought? Wouldn’t that be the best way to honor those brave men and women?
Mainstream Media Paving the Way for “Hillary the Savior”
By Fred Dardick
Color me unimpressed, but I don’t buy the sudden media interest in the IRS and DOJ targeting of Tea Party groups, the AP and Fox News. Is the mainstream media finally giving some coverage to the Obama administration’s myriad of scandals? Sure. But do they really give a hoot that Obama uses the Constitution as a footrest in his pursuit of liberal utopia? Not in a million years.
Recent CFP Columns
Looking for Revenues? Why Not Target Illegal Aliens, Rather Than Law-abiding American Citizens?
By John Lillpop --Immigration- Border Security
In resisting every attempt to cut out-of-control spending at the federal level, Barack Obama constantly wails for more taxes. More taxes, and even more taxes!
Woolwich Terrorist, truth emerging, parallels to Boston
By David C. Jennings --War on Terrorism
Woolwich terrorist Michael Adebolajo was previously arrested in Kenya in 2010 having been suspected of leading a group of Islamists trying to join the al Shabaab group. He was arrested with five others, and later deported, which is standard procedure in Kenya when involvement with terrorism is suspected.
Is the US Receding to a Containment Policy on Iran?
By INSS --Middle East
In March 2012, at the annual AIPAC policy conference, US President Obama affirmed unequivocally that his policy regarding Iran’s nuclear advances was a policy of prevention, not containment. Since then he has reiterated on a number of occasions, most recently during his visit to Israel in March of this year, that the US will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Since that visit, another round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran has failed, and the latest IAEA report on Iran – released May 22, 2013 – indicates that while there are no major surprises, Iran’s uranium enrichment and plutonium programs are creeping slowly but surely toward a situation that will soon be unstoppable.
The Shameless Nation – BSA Loses, Gay Agenda Wins, for Now
By Rev. Michael Bresciani --Christianity - Religion
The ever increasing bullying of the gay agenda in America has now resulted in changes for the Boy Scouts of America that are devastating. Now openly gay boys will be allowed to become boy scouts because of the vote of some 1,400 BSA leaders.
CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Reports She’s Been Shut Out By White House
By Warner Todd Huston --Media - Media Bias
The intrepid Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News has been one of the few reporters attempting to dig deep into controversial stories–and by controversial we mean stories that Obama would rather see go away. But after her work on Fast & Furious and Benghazi, she is now reporting that she’s been shut out of the information loop by the White House.
MURPHY: Using the CBO Report to Critique a US Carbon Tax
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
The advocates of a US federal carbon tax are in an awkward position. They have stressed to the public that the majority of natural scientists believe human-caused carbon emissions are at least partially responsible for the rise in global temperatures over the last century, and that any physicist or climatologist who denies this is outside “the consensus.” They think this is sufficient to prove that a US carbon tax is therefore a wise policy move. Unfortunately for them, “the consensus” in the economics literature shows that this conclusion is far more dubious.
What People Don’t Know About Losing A Pet
By Guest Column --Pets and Animals
In life we lose a few pets and it is very tough to get over.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
By News on the Net --History and Education
Gettysburg Concordance, proudly released in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, is a comprehensive and interactive digital reference to the most significant battle ever fought on American soil.
Follow every regiment, brigade, division, corps, and army across the campaign area and battlefields in the month leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, the historic battle itself, and the subsequent retreat.
A Great Pet
By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser --Pets and Animals
We have a new pet, well sort of. Rather than us adopting it, the skunk adopted us. Mr. or Mrs. Whitestripe is especially fond of our lawn.
Of course the local progressive lawn by-laws prevent you from using anything that would stop the weeds and grubs from taking over. For example, our neighbor’s lawn has turned into a highly productive dandelion patch.
Millions Have Been Killed With the Jawbone of an Ass!
By Dr. Don Boys --Gun Control - Second Amendment
Israel had been disgraced, defeated, degraded, and almost destroyed. Their spirit was dying. They had been humbled by the Philistines, a nation made up of five cities along the Mediterranean Coast. They worshipped Dagan, the pagan fish god, and that religion was on the ascendency and Jehovah worship was on the decline. There was no Jewish opposition, no crying to God. They had “learned to live with it.” It seems that it was “just the way it was.”
This week’s art news: India at the Tryon
By Tim Saunders --Lifestyle-Literature-Arts
What do the prodigious artists Professor Ken Howard, James Horton, Peter Brown, Patrick Cullen and George Devlin have in common? That is aside from being at the top of their game, of course.
Boston Bomber Linked to 9/11 Anniversary Murder of Jews
By Arnold Ahlert --War on Terrorism
Early Wednesday morning, Chechen immigrant Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead at his Orlando apartment while being questioned by an FBI agent and other law enforcement officials about his connection to Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Law enforcement sources report that Todashev was initially cooperative, but became violent as he was about to sign a written statement confessing to a triple homicide allegedly committed by himself and Tsarnaev. “The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual,” said a statement released by the FBI. “During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries.”
Russia and the Middle East: Policy Challenges
By INSS --Middle East
This study surveys Russia’s foreign policy objectives, focusing on its relations with its neighbors and its interests in the Middle East. Russia has been eager to regain at least some of the regional stature enjoyed by the Soviet Union, and has sought to foster ties with different elements across the entire political spectrum, from Israel to moderate Sunni states to the radical axis. Russia’s steadfast support of the Syrian regime is one example of Russia’s drive to use the region to enhance its own strategic situation – vis-à-vis the West, former Soviet Union states, the Middle East, and radical Islam.
Lady delivers a Lesson on Gun Laws
By News on the Net --American Freedom
At a hearing in New Jersey from TheGunWire
AP’S decision to ban “offensive words” means banning thoughts as well
By Guest Column --Media - Media Bias
WASHINGTON, DC — “The decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes,” George Orwell wrote in Politics and the English Language, a prescient 1946 essay that anticipated the political correctness that would befall the English language half a century later.
Thank you Hafez al-Assad
By Caroline Glick --Middle East
The threats emanating from Syria have become downright frightening. For the past several days, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles and that we have to be prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including Scud missile-launched chemical weapons attacks on Israel’s metropolitan centers.
Roger Ailes’ letter to Fox employees
By News on the Net --Media - Media Bias
From Fox News
The recent news about the FBI’s seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States.
A Bar Code on a Wrist Band
By J.D. Longstreet --American Healthcare
America’s medical community is in a state of severe decline. The way medicine is practiced and care given to America’s medical patients has dropped to a level I have never experienced before in my lifetime and I have been hospitalized at least eighty times since the mid 1960s.
The American Press
By Guest Column --Media - Media Bias
ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN are now The enemy to the public.
The Steady March Toward Cleaner Air
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
Air quality in the United States is getting cleaner, but sadly many Americans believe the opposite. In order to explain the reality of America’s improving environmental quality, Steven Hayward has spent years compiling environmental data with his Almanac of Environmental Trends. Recently he released an update using data from the Environmental Protection Agency to chronicle the astonishing reductions in air pollution in the last few years alone.
Nigerians who killed U.K. soldier believed affiliated with Boko Haram
By Jim Kouri --War on Terrorism
An attacker using a meat cleaver and his armed partner killed a 25-year-old British soldier in the streets of London on Wednesday, and Britain’s elite law enforcement believe the Nigerian men may be affiliated with a dangerous and bloodthirsty Islamist group based in Nigeria and affiliated with al-Qaeda.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: “Reign of Terror” Against Christians
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Sources: Human Rights Watch, Barnabas, Assist News
Christians in the Central African Republic are being targeted by Islamist militants who violently seized control of the country on March 24th. Although many have been killed or seriously wounded in the violence, others are being tied up, beaten and forced to hand over money to save their lives.
How can this club open without a liquor license or adequate parking?
By Steve Miller --Crime - Security
The CH2 does not have adequate parking even if they re-lease the space under the bridge. Neighbors complained about it for years with patrons parking on private property or taking all the curbside spaces near adjacent apartment buildings.
24,000 Tell Boy Scouts: ‘Don’t Surrender Your Moral Values’
By Christian Newswire --Christianity - Religion
HANOVER, Penn.,—The Boy Scouts of America received 24,208 petitions today from Tradition, Family and Property Student Action.