The Constitution gives the Senate authority to ratify treaties or not, no matter what Climate-Change-believers think.
Arthur Milikh has written a revealing piece at the Daily Signal: “What the Left’s Moments of Condescension Reveal.”
Sometimes the left unwittingly throws gems our way. These come in rare moments of exasperation, rather than the usual poise the left displays. The transformation of America, after all, requires quiet, subtle movements, coordinated with high-minded propaganda. Read more [...]
We have an international event in which Muslims are killing Christians and the President won’t acknowledge it as real persecution.
I’ve written before about both George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s lack of action on behalf of the persecuted church.
Now Kirsten Powers nails it in regard to Obama.
From USA Today: “Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama.”
What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?
Answer: Religious persecution.
Yet, when Read more [...]
A new currency would allow our elites the control over us that they crave.
As I was saying the other day…
From Doug Casey’s International Man blog: “The Crowning Glory of Keynsianism.”
Readers of this publication will know that for some time, I’ve forecasted the creation of a new monetary system by which governments and banks gain total control over all monetary transactions.
On the surface of it, this may seem an impossible goal, as it would be so all-encompassing and would eliminate Read more [...]
An armed bystander fired back at a shooter, neutralizing him as a threat.
The next best thing to having a firearm on your person when you need it is being near an armed bystander who is skillful and courageous enough to save your life. Famously, Chicago has been extremely resistant to allowing residents to exercise their right to bear arms, despite the Second Amendment.
Only a year ago, it would have been illegal to be an armed bystander with the ability to intervene during a criminal attack. Read more [...]
L.A. stage actors want to be exempt from minimum wage hikes because they don’t want their employers driven out of business.
This is great but it is infuriating. Doesn’t anyone realize that all other businesses are affected by the same economic forces?
I’m referring to this story at the New York Times about L.A. stage actors: “Actors’ Equity Pushes for Minimum Wage, but Not All Members Want It.”
They rehearse for weeks, often in run down theaters that were once garages or retail Read more [...]
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ruled that homosexual bakers are free to refuse service; only Christians can discriminate according to the law.
From Yahoo Politics: “Azucar Bakery did not discriminate by refusing to make anti-gay cakes: Colorado.”
The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in to represent the gay couple after they filed a discrimination complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which concluded that Craig and Mullins had in fact suffered discrimination. Read more [...]
Supposedly the next President has a “tremendous opportunity” to remake Obamacare without Congress.
Does anyone really want decisions about their health care subject to political considerations? This means putting your health decisions into the hands of men or women who take massive bribes in the form of campaign donations (from those who financially benefit from such decisions), and who will not be subject to the system they erect for everyone else.
The opening line in this Associated Press Read more [...]
According to the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, “We have a terror recruiting problem.” What does that mean?
It is possible that this new story grossly exaggerates what was going on. I’m so used to news stories where the FBI recruits and sets up the terror plot in order to “intervene” and make public arrests, that I can’t help but be suspicious.
But, at this point, as far as I know this may all be quite genuine. According to ABC 5 Eyewitness News,
Six Minnesotans who appeared in federal Read more [...]
Wisconsin liberals go after political enemies with full police state—including dawn SWAT-style raids and threats against victims if they told.
You don’t have to read dystopian novels to see secret police raids used on Americans in response to their exercise of their First-Amendment-acknowledged right to advocate for political causes. You can read about how it happened in Wisconsin in the next issue of the National Review.
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — Read more [...]
Kentucky is pioneering local Right-to-Work ordinances, giving us another potential victory over unions.
For a long time now, the question of Right-to-Work laws has been considered exclusively the domains of the state legislatures. However, there are good reasons to question this interpretation. Now Kentucky has begun a new movement.
As James Sherk reports at the Daily Signal (and originally at the National Review),
Right-to-work’s prospects appeared bleak in Kentucky after the midterm elections. Read more [...]
Voting machines used in three states could easily be secretly manipulated. And maybe they have been.
Here is The Week’s disturbing headline: “These voting machines are disturbingly easy to hack.”
A new study on AVS WinVote voting machines, which have been used in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi, reveals that they "would get an F-minus" in security measures.
The machines in Virginia, which were used for more than a decade between 2002 and 2014, had passwords like "admin" and "abcde," Read more [...]
Lying about evidence was the universal practice regarding forensic hair evidence up till 2000. People were executed.
We can hope that the people who were executed or who died in prison were, in fact, guilty. The hair follicle evidence was not necessarily the only evidence that the juries and judges heard.
Does that comfort you?
Consistently lying—euphemized as giving “flawed testimony”—is inexcusable. The people who did it should be prosecuted. Why won’t they be? One reason I suspect Read more [...]