Obama’s foreign policy: Cluster f*** or g-d freefall?
When a coalition of Arab armies intervened in Yemen this week to suppress an imminent take over of that predominantly (about 65%) Sunni nation by a Iran-backed Shiite militia, the same militia that disarmed US Marines as it tossed them out of the country, the United States was caught by surprise. As the invading coalition was led by Saudi Arabia, a multi-generational (mostly) ally and | Read More »
Indiana’s RFRA law and the left’s change of heart on religious freedom
On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This should have been an uninteresting happening. Religious freedom… not the Orwellian progressive construction of Freedom of Worship preferred by Obama… was a formative principle of the American nation. But to hear the left and the homosexual privilege groups howl you would have thought someone was using | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
They’re always telling us Tor is so great because it’s used by foreign dissidents and all that, yet the anarchists keep using it to commit crimes, and the Tor mavens do nothing to stop it. And they wonder why Tor has a perception problem.
The Activist Left’s sympathy for Adam Mark Smith is worth its weight in gold.
If the Left truly feels that badly about what happened to Adam Mark Smith, they should have hired him a year or so ago.
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Phil Robertson’s Point is Poorly Delivered but Nothing New
I first became aware of Phil Robertson’s recent controversial comments because Ace wrote up a criticism headlined “So Phil Robertson Is Yammering Again.” I disagreed with some of what he said but that was that and I went about my day. Then an article by Katherine Timpf at National Review titled “Stop Defending Phil Robertson – You’re Embarrassing Yourself” popped up as well and I started | Read More »
Now Saudi Arabia wants Nukes
Now that the Obama administration has caved to the Iranians and given the Mullahs exactly the kind of deal they’d want, it’s safe to say that the Middle East has just become a lot less stable. Given the number of countries in the region that don’t like Iran, even aside from Israel, this is hardly a surprise, and other than Egypt, Saudi Arabia is the | Read More »
Pro-Life Ohioans to a Point
From the diaries… Discussions regarding fetal personhood are unfortunately never-ending. In some minds, questions persist on life’s beginnings, what ‘quality of life’ is acceptable, and what crimes should unquestionably be “rectified” through (a second crime of) abortion. Recent legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives is focusing on specific restrictions on abortions which, surprisingly, not all pro-lifers support. On Wednesday, the Ohio House of | Read More »
Chris Christie signs bill to screw consumers and preserve a monopoly
We haven’t heard much from Chris Christie or about his presidential aspirations and that is just as well. Christie may very well be the most conservative governor we can elect in New Jersey but his governance is simply a shade more conservative that what you’d expect from a Democrat. New Jersey has some of the most Draconian gun laws in the nation. Merely transporting a | Read More »
Bernie Sanders’s wife involved in real estate scam?
Socialism, as they say, works until you run out of other people’s money. That appears to have happened to Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. The story is banal. A woman who has her job because of her husband’s clout finagles a credulous state agency into accepting bogus financial documents. Real estate is purchased. The fraud is discovered. The wife of | Read More »
No allies are safe from the manchild president
Yesterday, I wrote a bit about the petulant manchild president whose administration declassified a report detailing quite a bit about Israel’s nuclear program, which does nothing but validate the paranoid, extremist views against Israel in the Middle East. Earlier today, my colleague streiff wrote about the U.S. basically caving to Iran on its demands for a deal. Simultaneously, the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo has | Read More »
Obama surrenders to Iran
As I predicted back in January, the Obama administration is proceeding full speed toward a complete and abject surrender to Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. Though the administration is touting an imminent breakthrough in negotiations, that breakthrough seems to consist of the United States abandoning its previous negotiating position and tossing some of its allies under the bus. Talks over Iran’s nuclear program | Read More »
Harry Reid won’t seek re-election
This is probably wise on the part of the apparently recently-turned-blues-musician. WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. | Read More »
Christians Stabbed in the Back by Beth Beskin, Jay Powell, and Wendell Willard
Yesterday, I encouraged everyone to call Beth Beskin, Jay Powell, and Wendell Willard to tell them thank you. They had stood with Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and people of faith. They fought off attempts to gut the religious liberty legislation in Georgia. After you had taken the time to call them, Beth Beskin, Jay Powell, and Wendell Willard stabbed you in the back. A week before | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Ted Cruz, Bowe Bergdahl, and the Budget
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, Kemberlee Kaye of Legal Insurrection joins the regular panel consisting of Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk to talk Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, the Bowe Bergdahl | Read More »