The Mayaguez Incident
The hijacking of the Maersk Tigris by the Iranian armed forces and their attempted piracy of the Singapore flagged Alpine Eternity it is fitting that we take a look at a similar incident that took place 50 (math is hard) 40 years ago. On May 12, 1975 the US container ship, SS Mayaguez passed within 12 miles of Cambodia, then under the Khmer Rouge regime thanks | Read More »
The Fall of Ramadi.
Ramadi has fallen, and I completely and totally blame Barack Obama and his antiwar movement lackeys for that.
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Bernie Sanders supporter finds new and exciting way to waste $2.5K.
This is entertaining at first glance; but it’s really kind of sad. When Paul Joffe saw that BernieSanders[.]com was available for purchase in early 2014, he just about lost it. “I figured that if I could buy it, anyone could buy it and that is bad,” said the diehard Sanders supporter. “I was worried that somebody would buy it and redirect it to BernieSucks[.]com or | Read More »
Ted Cruz Was Fearless Yesterday
Last night in Georgia, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% spoke to the delegates at the Georgia Republican Convention. Regular readers of RedState know that the Speaker of the House in Georgia, collaborating with gay rights activists, left-wing Democrats, and big business, scuttled a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Action in exchange for Democrat votes on a billion dollar tax increase. | Read More »
Mo Brooks Stops The Outsourcing of Military Slots To Illegal Aliens In The NDAA
No Empire Which Makes Poor Policy Is Immune To Downfall. For most of its history, Rome’s military was the envy of the ancient world. But during the decline, the makeup of the once mighty legions began to change. Unable to recruit enough soldiers from the Roman citizenry, emperors like Diocletian and Constantine began hiring foreign mercenaries to prop up their | Read More »
Islamic State seizes key portions of Ramadi, we’re-still-calling-it-Iraq.
Well. I guess we now know why it was suddenly important to ask all the Republican candidates whether they would have gone into to Iraq, knowing now what we knew then. It was done apparently to distract from the fact that the current Democratic President is still busy losing the war that the Republican President won for him: “Islamic State fighters took control of key sites | Read More »
Rick Perry Is (Almost) In
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has a big announcement about “the future of this great country” according to a tweet from Anita Perry, the Governor’s wife. @AnitaPerryTX @GovernorPerry First Lady Anita Perry– truly great lady.— Larry Kudlow (@larry_kudlow) May 15, 2015 The link in the tweet goes to an Eventbrite page which invites you to Dallas, TX on June 4 to hear what the Perry’s | Read More »
Obama: that chlorine gas Syria is using, well I’m fine with it
On April 22, 1915, the German army launched an attack to reduce the Allied salient at Ypres, Belgium. After the preparatory bombardment died down, the Germans released chlorine gas from canisters (5730 90-lb canisters) they had moved to the frontline trenches. The gas, which is heavier than air, was propelled by the wind and seeped into trenches manned by French reservists and colonial troops. Panic | Read More »
NATO foreign ministers meet to discuss Russian aggression
I’m thinking of giving up blogging. Maybe I’ve lived too long (there are many who would vote ‘yes’ on that question). Maybe the world has changed in ways that leaves me a stranger. I could handle homosexual marriage and the idea that some people think Obama is an “orator” and the notion that three lesbians could “marry” and do whatever it is they want to | Read More »
Defending Marriage & Religious Liberty: Where Is Texas?
“Texas has two weeks left to stand up for religious liberty.” It sure didn’t take long to miss Rick Perry’s leadership in Texas. As I have written here many times, there is a war waging against people of faith and the values we hold. Nowhere is that more evident than the war on marriage that soon likely will culminate in another Supreme Court decree, this | Read More »
Iran bill passes; the Constitution continues to die
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, with the willful acquiescence of most of the GOP, have in one act abrogated their responsibility, gutted the Constitution, and put the US on an irreversible glide slope towards a nuclear war involving Iran. The House on Thursday passed legislation requiring congressional review of a nuclear deal with | Read More »
Hey Free Beacon! Don’t Forget This George Stephanopoulos Story
I call for the Washington Free Beacon to remember this story. I didn’t think at the time that it got the attention it deserved. But with the latest George Stephanopoulos story, I think it is time to revisit this. The Free Beacon exposed the Clinton Foundation donations and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager interning for Stephanpoulos. The Politico story from 2009 pointed out that the Clinton | Read More »
This is a must read by Howard Kurtz on the George Stephanopoulos mess. The key paragraph for me is this: For George to give money to the Clinton Foundation, out of all possible charities, knowing full well that Hillary was gearing up to run, is a grave error in judgment. For him not to disclose this to his network or to viewers—especially when he was | Read More »
The Believer In the Public Square
On Saturday, I’ll deliver my first actual sermon at an Apologetics conference in Chicago. I submit it here now for your consideration. Frankly, if I keep staring at it, I’m going to make changes again, so I’m getting it in the wild now. It’s written to be spoken, which I have not done in a long time. This is actually one of the most difficult | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Amtrak, Iraq, and the Latest from Capitol Hill
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! This week, the always #caring Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter joins regular panelists Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk to discuss the tragic Amtrak derailment, how the 2016 hopefuls respond to the Iraq | Read More »