July, 2014

EPA’s Misleading PR Campaign on Power Plant Rules

This week, EPA and its allies are leading a full-court press to promote the agency’s controversial regulations to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. EPA is holding some listening sessions around the country, and administrator Gina McCarthy and her lieutenants are giving speeches and holding press events. While the rule is not yet finalized, a closer look at both the Administration’s statements and the historical impact of environmental regulations will give the public a better sense of what the new EPA rule will mean for American families. Not surprisingly, the EPA is less than transparent on just how far-reaching the negative impacts of the rule will be.

By Institute for Energy Research - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

INDIA: Non-Hindu Activities Outlawed in Villages Throughout Chhattisgarh

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Morning Star News

A number of villages in Chhattisgarh State have outlawed the open practice of Christianity—a move of questionable legality that church leaders say has already led to increased anti-Christian violence. “The situation is becoming worse,” explains the president of the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum. “The anti-Christian propaganda is becoming stronger.”

By News on the Net - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Latin America Disappoints

TORONTO — The pulling of envoys by five Latin American nations is being described as ‘disgraceful’ by B’nai Brith Canada. El Salvador is the latest country to pull its ambassador from Israel, joining Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador.

By B’nai Brith - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Truckers concerned misleading headlines undermine highway safety improvement efforts

Grain Valley, Mo. – A national association that represents professional truckers has heard concerns from its members about recent news headlines that criticize the safety of the trucking industry. Truckers say the news stories leave out or misrepresent important facts and place unfounded blame on them for all truck-related crashes.

By News on the Net - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

New York Times Reporter: ‘Some People Are Deserving of Incivility’

As I recounted Monday at The Daily Signal, The New York Times reporter Josh Barro thinks some people are “unworthy of respect.” Yesterday Barro doubled-down and tweeted back at me that “some people are deserving of incivility.” He argued that I am such a person because of my views about marriage policy. You can see the entire exchange below and on my twitter page.

By Heritage Foundation Ryan T. Anderson- Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Defending an ally and defending the Constitution

First published in the Washington Times

First up, I think any friend of our embattled ally Israel has to be outraged by how President Obama and his top aides are treating the clashes now underway with Hamas in Gaza. From their very first responses to the crisis, you would almost think the administration was supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel.

By Tom DeLay - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Check and Mate

According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent who is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, “As the government allocates resources to South Texas, it is systematically leaving areas within the U.S., as well as vast swaths of land along the border, unguarded.”  Taylor continues, “This gives people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their personnel, their drugs, their dirty bombs, their biological weapons, their chemical weapons into the United States without being noticed” the opportunity to do so, “because this part of the border is open, it is not being controlled.”

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

Lake Superior, the Great Lakes and Europe Defy Climate Experts

A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918. Scientists warned communities that they could only expect more tragedy with the Great Lakes. With a lack of rain from climate change, they told everyone to expect levels to continue to drop. (1)

By Jack Dini - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Porous borders and disease

We face a new moral dilemma that will have the potential to put our children and grandchildren in extreme danger.

By Guest Column Arnold Avery- Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

‘We didn’t seek impeachment of President Bush’ - Says Dem Rep who tried to impeach Bush

You may know Sheila Jackson Lee as the Texas Democrat Representative who thinks the Constitution is 400 years old, believes that South Vietnam still exists, and that U.S. astronauts planted a flag on Mars.  Now, she has a new claim to dubious fame.  She’s angry about the non-existent potential impeachment of Barack Obama, so she’s reminding everyone that nobody tried to impeach George W. Bush.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

New Lerner emails surface: Calls Republicans ‘crazies’ and ‘a**holes’

If you’re going to destroy your emails in an obvious effort to keep Congress away from your incriminating conversations, you’d better be really, really, thorough. If you’re not, things will just keep leaking out, in dribs and drabs.  Eventually, if you don’t scrub absolutely everything, people will learn what a horrible human being you truly are.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

Operation Protective Edge: Lessons from the Civilian Front – Interim Summary

The Israeli public continues to meet the severe challenges of Operation Protective Edge in an outstanding manner. It provides the necessary support for the political and military moves, and has demonstrated a high level of societal resilience. This has been manifested primarily in maintaining an appropriate level of functional continuity in the framework of the emergency routine, including in the center of the country, which was previously not exposed in such a manner to repeated attacks.

By INSS Meir Elran, Alex Altshuler- Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story

In IRS Emails, Lois Lerner Calls Conservatives ‘Crazies’ and … Worse

The House Ways and Means Committee today released emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt organizations division, in which she uses a vulgar anatomical expletive to refer to conservatives and says “it’s our own crazies that will take us down.”

By Heritage Foundation Melissa Quinn- Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Full Story