March, 2015

As Congress betrays promises, let it break the one that matters

Congress now hovers in the president’s shadow as the second greatest perpetrator of broken promises to their constituents. Why then, shouldn’t they renege on the one promise that would actually have impact against the wholesale destruction of our economy and defense?

By A. Dru Kristenev - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Unholy Assault on the Hoosier State

I was watching CNBC on Monday for updates on the markets and economic affairs when I suddenly found technology “journalist” Kara Swisher of “Re/code” being “interviewed” by the “Squawk Alley” team about Indiana’s new religious freedom law. She compared opponents of the homosexual agenda to racists and said that Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R), who signed the law, is “shameless.” The interview went on and on, with no opposing views presented.

By Cliff Kincaid - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Hillary Clinton’s own emails destroy her ‘one device for convenience’ argument

Hillary Clinton has a tendency to lie. Sure, that’s not news or anything but it’s always worth remembering. It’s been the case during virtually every phase of her political career and it continues to this day. So what’s new? Well, in the past it took some digging to expose her rampant falsehoods. These days she’s going easy on us and exposing them herself.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

CT governor calls Indiana RFRA ‘outright bigotry,’ forgets to mention CT has one just like it

So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a “bigot,” eh? That’s the word from Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who has banned state-funded travel to Indiana because the latter just passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act - just like 19 other states. In a minute, I’ll tell you what one of those states is, but first, here is more about what Malloy said:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Norfolk, UK: Nelson’s county

“Yes, it will be bliss,

To go with you by train to Diss,”

An extract from A Mind’s Journey to Diss (to Mary Wilson, the wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson) by John Betjeman, probably my favourite poet. This is brought to my attention by the artist John Atkinson, who we meet at his studio with little dog Treacle that daughters Harriett (4) and Heidi (2) enjoy stroking.

By Tim Saunders - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

US Oil Production Largest In More Than 100 Years

2014 was a record-breaking year for US oil production. Spurred by the shale revolution, US crude output increased by a record 1.2m barrels a day to 8.7m b/d last year, according to a report published by the Energy Information Administration on Monday. That is the largest volume increase since 1900, the year the agency began keeping records.—Financial Times, 30 March 2015

By Guest Column Dr. Benny Peiser- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Trying to Square the Circle: Can Saudi Arabia Form a United Sunni Front?

The visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Saudi Arabia in early March 2015 to meet with the new Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, prompted talk in both Riyadh and Ankara that the time has come to turn over a new leaf in Saudi-Turkey relations. Yet significantly, Erdogan is only one of several heads of state who came to Riyadh for meetings with the new king. His appearance followed a visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and afterwards the king met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. There are also reports of contacts between Hamas and Saudi Arabia and an expected visit by Khaled Mashal to the kingdom. The series of meetings, held against the background of Iran’s rising regional stature, has led commentators to discuss anew Saudi attempts to create a Sunni alliance that will obstruct the growing regional influence of Iran and its satellites. Indeed, the meetings in Riyadh were the basis for the mobilization of support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

By INSS Gallia Lindenstrauss, Yoel Guzansky- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Blackmail of the highest order

In a stunning display of Federal Government strong arm tactics, FEMA will withhold disaster preparedness dollars from states that do not have hazard-mitigation plans that include plans to address global warming. Essentially, FEMA is twisting the arms of states so they will admit that global warming exists.

By Guest Column Lois Virgo- Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Don’t be an April ‘Earth Month’ Fool

The annual calendar is filled with days and months designated for the purpose of calling attention to some event, personality, or cause. The U.S. celebrates the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington that fall close together. There’s Mother’s and Father’s Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day, Valentine’s, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

So many questions left unanswered by the RCMP Public Complaints Commission High River investigation

Senior politicians stated (hoped) that the High River report released on February 12, 2015 by the RCMP Public Complaints Commission would close the file on the hundreds of doors being kicked in, 4,666 x 2 unwarranted entries and searches, seizures of hundreds of guns, and seizure and destruction of tons of ammunition, seizure of firearms magazines, bows, knives, etc, etc. The 122-page report didn’t even come close to answering all the questions that High River residents asked at their town hall meeting on September 5, 2013.

By Dennis R. Young - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Revived Questions about Huma Abedin

Republican lawmakers are probing why Hillary Clinton’s longtime Islamist aide Huma Abedin was allowed to work at the State Department under a special, part-time status while simultaneously working at a politically connected consulting firm.

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

‘Drag Show’ forced on Catholic students at University of San Diego

Something sacrosanct is being stolen from the University of San Diego: its Catholic identity replaced by open mockery of the God-made distinction between male and female.

At the University of San Diego—a Catholic institution in southern California—it’s homosexuals out of the closet, and Catholic students forced into the closet; a live act of discrimination in reverse that university administration is celebrating for a fourth successive year.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story

Whoa: Gallup shows 26 percent of blacks now identify as conservative

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend, Jim Clifton, who happens to be the CEO of the Gallup Organization. Whereas he gets his pulse of the public from the numerous and ongoing surveys they conduct, I get my pulse from callers to my radio show, people I meet while traveling and questions from audience members during keynote speeches.

By Herman Cain - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Full Story