The Vine

    The Vine

    While the first day of the 114th Congress was met with snow, it did not slow down pro-life members from making good on their promises to make pro-life legislation a priority in the new session.  and  reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which, Jill Stanek details, would ban abortions past 20 weeks.  plans to reintroduce the Senate version soon. Blackburn and others also reintroduced Title X Abortion | Read More »

    Posting The Cartoons – an alternate PoV

    Posting The Cartoons - an alternate PoV

    First, let me say: I do not post this to condemn anyone who supports publishing the “Charlie Hebdo” cartoons or any other illustrations showing and/or mocking Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.  This country has the right of freedom of speech/expression, and I do not support restrictions on it, nor do I criticize those who choose to exercise it. That said…  My initial inclination after the murders of | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Harriet Miers moment. Seriously.

    Barack Obama's Harriet Miers moment. Seriously.

    This is getting remarkable. We’re seeing some possibly unexpectedly hostile reactions to the administration’s decision not to send anybody to participate in France’s anti-terrorism unity march: Mike Lupica: “Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better | Read More »

    You MuhamMAD, bro?


    It is not necessary for me to recount for you the events in Paris, the controversy that led up to them, or the consequences in the last week. This you already know. The whole world knows. It is enough to say that, in the name of Islam, terrorists murdered. In response to satire, terrorists, attacked. In the presence of free speech, terror tried to silence.

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    The Case Against Free Community College

    The Case Against Free Community College

    Last week, it was announced that President Barack Obama would push for a new program allowing the government to pay for two years of community college for students interested. A program that would cost an already bloated government even more, it would also force those costs on states that participate. States like Louisiana, which mishandle education money to the point where there are almost regular | Read More »

    ISIS Hacks CENTCOM While Obama Speaks

    ISIS Hacks CENTCOM While Obama Speaks

    The President is speaking about cyber security and, while speaking, ISIS is making clear it has already hacked Central Command. Taking over CENTCOM’s twitter feed and YouTube account, they’re not only posting propaganda, but also detailing pictures taken inside US military facilities, war plans involving China and North Korea, the names and home addresses of US soldiers, etc. It appears the breach is pretty substantial | Read More »

    The Last Garrison of Defense for Obama’s Legacy is Manned by Jonathan Chait

    The Last Garrison of Defense for Obama's Legacy is Manned by Jonathan Chait

    Writing in New York Magazine, former TNR stooge Jonathan Chait writes, somewhat counter intuitively, that History will be “Very Kind” to Obama’s legacy. This assertion comes ironically juxtaposed with the virtually universal blistering criticism Obama is receiving even from his most vociferous defenders (like Mike Lupica) for having failed to send even an administration representative (nevermind the President himself) to the anti-terror rally in Paris | Read More »

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    French PM Didn’t Want Netanyahu in Paris, Declares French Republic Failed If Jews Flee

    French PM Didn't Want Netanyahu in Paris, Declares French Republic Failed If Jews Flee

    For all the pageantry displayed in Paris in support of Charlie Hebdo’s free speech, and against the terrorists who slaughter innocents, France remains one of the least hospitable (read: most anti-Semitic) places for Jews in Europe. While the New York Times concerns itself with a possible backlash against Muslims in France, and supporting those who refuse mandatory military service in Israel, it’s clear that Jew | Read More »

    Où Est Le Président?

    Où Est Le Président?

    Where is the President? Yesterday, in Paris, the people took to the streets to stand against Islamic extremism. The Israeli Prime Minister, Palestinian leader, the Jordanian King who is a direct descendant of Mohammed, the German Chancellor, and various other heads of state joined together with thousands upon thousands of French citizens and others to rally in the face of Islamic extremism. President Obama did | Read More »

    So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.

    So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.

    There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »

    The New York Times needs to get all of their people off of Facebook.

    The New York Times needs to get all of their people off of Facebook.

    All of them: the rot has set in. To summarize… Marc Cooper, a journalism professor at USC (Annenberg), asked on Facebook what seems to be a fairly reasonable question: if the New York Times doesn’t think that Islamist fanatics killing a dozen people over the publication of satirical cartoons justifies showing said cartoons… hold on a minute. Moving on… Marc Cooper asked: if the current number of murdered cartoonists, | Read More »

    The Exegetical Left and the Koran

    The Exegetical Left and the Koran

    There has been a lot of commentary in the media in the last few days, as there always is when bad things happen at the hands of Islamic terrorists, that the beliefs of the Islamic terrorists are not in the Koran. These typically follow with quotes from the Koran and the usually white, urban, liberal explaining at the terrorist is just misreading that passage. I | Read More »

    Tom Steyer reportedly mulling California Senate run.

    Tom Steyer reportedly mulling California Senate run.

    Or, as I would put it, Tom Steyer thinking of eliminating middleman by signing up to directly lose a Senate seat: “Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is mulling a run for Bar bara Boxer’s Senate seat, according to a person close to the former hedge fund trader.” …and there’s the trouble, right there for Mr. Steyer: all those adjectives. ‘Billionaire’ is at best, neutral. ‘Environmentalist’ is not | Read More »

    Destruction Because of Offense: Je Suis Kelvin Cochran

    It is a growing phenomenon, and it was on visible display last week. A group of terrorists was so offended by a publisher that the publisher had to be destroyed publicly as both an act of vengeance and an act of instruction. The act of vengeance was directed against the publisher directly. He came under attack for his personal actions. He published something that offended | Read More »

    The American Left: Don’t believe those guys, they aren’t really Muslims

    The amazing thing about the American left is the way that any action by itself or its pet groups is the action of deranged individuals and any action by someone vaguely connected with conservatism is an indictment of everyone who holds a political ideology. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the actions of muslim extremists. In the wake of the attack | Read More »