NOAA Won’t Release Global Warming Data to GOP

Congress is finally investigating some of the global warming claims made by the Obama Administration, particularly a study that refuted the 15-plus-years pause in warming that other studies have reported. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is refusing to fully comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith issued the subpoenas two weeks ago for emails and records from U.S. scientists who participated Read more […]

Threats to Impeach IRS Chief Looming

Now here is something I can get behind! The Roanoke Times roanoke.com reported: Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena, allowed documents to be destroyed and misled the public. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the IRS for more than two years. Chaffetz moved Tuesday to impeach the head of the Internal Revenue Service, saying he violated the public trust and obstructed congressional Read more […]

HERO (Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance) Vote Slated for November 3 Ballot

Equal rights.  It sounds good.  What could be wrong with any kind of equal rights?  In Houston, Texas, the voters are getting ready to weigh in of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance on November 3.  The ordinance was voted in by progressive Mayor Annise Parker and the City Council in May of 2014.  The mayor and the council claimed this ordinance exists to protect the rights of all people in a vast number of areas.  The ballot next week is a referendum to repeal the ordinance by citizens who Read more […]

DOJ Lets Lois Lerner, IRS Off the Hook

It was a foregone conclusion, but the Obama Administration’s right hand just couldn’t find anything wrong with what the left hand did, even if it was designed to help the president win a second term by targeting his political opponents. The Department of so-called Justice announced Friday that Lois Lerner and other IRS managers will not face any charges after singling out for harassment conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status leading up to the 2012 election. Dozens of conservative Read more […]

Step One to Defund Planned Parenthood, Check!

Pro-life supporters around the country are rejoicing at the news released Friday that the US House of Representatives voted to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.  The news seems almost impossible in the face of all the media support of  the organization and the media’s inability to accept that the tapes of abortion clinic personnel discussing the sale of fetal body parts were real. Liveactionnews.org gave this report: The U.S. House voted today on legislation to halt the taxpayer funding Read more […]

Canadian Election Results in Liberal Leadership

The BBC.COM reports that the liberal party in Canada has swept the elections.  The most notable win, of course, is the election of liberal candidate Justin Trudeau as the country’s new prime minister. According to bbc.com: Canada’s Liberal Party has decisively won a general election, ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule. The centrist Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, started the campaign in third place but in a stunning turnaround now command a majority. Mr Trudeau, the 43-year-old son Read more […]

Did Someone from DHS Expose Secrets to Discredit Kevin McCarthy?

Wikipedia was altered to allege that Kevin McCarthy had an extra-marital affair and the IP address of the editor was that of the DHS Offices. Several times on this blog we have raised concerns about how domestic spying and surveillance could be used to destroy or control politicians. It seems as if virtually all politicians are vulnerable to blackmail. We know that the Secret Service recently used its dossier on a politician to punish him. There is no reason to think the NSA would hesitate to Read more […]

Is Carly Fiorina a Republican Insider?

It seems Carly Fiorina is at least an “outsider” that every Republican insider can love. I have been really happy with some of the stands Carly Fiorina has taken, especially when it comes to Planned Parenthood. But I also have some doubts. Consider this Bloomberg story: “Carly Fiorina, an Outsider Candidate Republican Insiders Can Love.” The story describes her outsider credentials but then changes directions. Yet Fiorina is no political neophyte, either. The daughter of an influential Read more […]

Donald Trump Losing Again, Except He is Still Winning

The Republican Establishment and the Mainstream Media are certain of Donald Trump losing, but it isn’t happening. Over and over again, the media has told us that “Trump is finished,” but it is never true. Every time his campaign is supposed to end in shame, he stays ahead of all the other candidates. Most recently he was supposedly doomed after the second debate. But even if he didn’t do as well as some might have liked, he didn’t hurt himself. Now the media has to admit how wrong they Read more […]

The Boehner Conflict Was about Goals and Values, not Tactics

While the media portrays the Boehner conflict as a division over strategy and a willingness to be “realistic,” it was really about an agenda. Michael A. Needham, the CEO of Heritage Action for America, has written about the Boehner conflict for Politico. His piece is a needed corrective to the media’s false story. An excerpt: The friction of the last several years has not been about differences in tactics. It has been about deep and irreconcilable disagreements over the goals the GOP should Read more […]

The Conspiracy behind Pope Francis?

A Cardinal admits to his participation in the “mafia” that was successful in pushing the election of Pope Francis. As an outsider to all things Roman Catholic (other than the ancient Trinitarian Faith), I have no idea what is involved in selecting a Pope once the previous Pontiff has died or (rarely) resigned. But I think people naturally want to believe, whether they are Roman Catholic or not, that the decision is made in some sort of “spiritual” manner rather than being a hard-fought Read more […]

The American Thinker on the Republican Prospects for 2016 Leaves Out a Detail

Republican prospects are not good if the grassroots and the Establishment can’t get together, but what motivates the Establishment? Robert Smith wrote about Republican prospects in the American Thinker blog: “The Bare Naked Truth about the GOP and 2016.” Here’s the dilemma – and it’s a big one. Electing a Democrat president in 2016 would be bad for the nation, very bad. Conservatives agree. Establishment Republicans do too, in important regards, at least. To avert further troubles Read more […]