Are The US And Russia Back At It Again?
I don’t see any overarching national interest being defended by our intent to strike Syria. I don’t see any humanitarian objective that it will truly favor. I think it is a waste of time, a waste of resources and a dubious waste of innocent life. I stand with the 91%* against this poorly-conceived and almost churlish intent to fire off lots of cool ordnance. The only question I have left is “Why in the heck are we even doing it?”
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President Bill Clinton Supports Ending Background Checks to Buy Guns
Today, using the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech as his backdrop, former President Bill Clinton called for the elimination of background checks to purchase guns. Ever since the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1994, which Bill Clinton himself signed into law, purchases of firearms in every state must go through a firearms background check that includes | Read More »
Another delay on #obamacare ‘exchanges;’ difficulties getting products to markets?
Thirty four days, and counting: The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified insurance companies on Tuesday that it would not sign final agreements with the plans between | Read More »
Some Middle East Notes: Muslim Brotherhood Doublespeak, U.S. Involvement in Syria, and More
With the recent events in the Middle East and the continuing question of what, if any, role the U.S. should play, it’s a good idea to stay up to speed on current events in the region. My recent post “A Crisis of Faith in Egypt” was a start, but it’s a sad commentary on the turmoil in the region that, even since then, there is | Read More »
Tags: al Qaeda
, Bashar al-Assad
, Christian Persecution
, Coptic Christians
, Frank Wolf
, Gas attacks
, John Kerry
, Middle East
, middle eastern christians
, military intervention
, Muslim Brotherhood
, Orthodox Christians
, President Obama
Ethnic Cleansing Begins In Syria
For the second time in as many years, Barack Obama is about to put US military muscle to work in the service of expanding the influence of al Qaeda. While should be horrified at the chemical attack on civilians in Syria, we need to ask some tough questions about the actions of the people on whose behalf we are about to kill.
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A Fascinating Look at the Gospels Through the Eyes of a Police Detective
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by J. Warner Wallace to discuss his new book, its examination of the gospels from the critical eye of a police detective and how it transformed a former atheist into a devout Christian.
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The Street Sweeper
August 28, 2013, is the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is | Read More »
Greenpeace strikes again: anti-Golden Rice, anti-Science; pro-Poor People Going Blind.
I try to be a tolerant man. If people want to believe stupid things, that’s one thing. If people want to engage in suboptimal behaviors because of those stupid things… well, I may not like it, but I can’t save the world. But when the scientific illiterates at Greenpeace decide (in classic bloody I’m-a-Western-progressive-here-to-take-up-the-White-Man’s-burden-so-all-you-natives-just-shut-up-now fashion) to condemn poor people to what would otherwise be an | Read More »
The War of Obama’s Ego
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Our imminent military action against Syria is the result of Obama’s muddled decisionmaking process and his sending mixed messages to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. This is nothing more or less than a military action to salve Obama’s wounded ego.
Will American “Intervention” Make Any Difference in Syria?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ted Bromund to discuss the latest in the Syrian civil war, what Obama’s chosen intervention might be and how our relationships with Russia, China and Iran could be impacted by the outcome in Syria.
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Tech at Night: CBS mad the law isn’t TOTALLY stacked in their favor. Net Neutrality remains a scam.
Keep in mind that in the Time Warner/CBS dispute, CBS has a built-in negotiation advantage due to federal laws. So I don’t buy it when CBS claims that Time Warner is the unreasonable side. CBS’s complaints about what other cable companies do reminds me of the cartel-like “negotiations” done by UAW.
I do appreciate the cleverness of giving out free antennas though. If only Aereo were huge right now. That’d be great for Time Warner to work with.
Psst: Net Neutrality was always a power grab, and not a fact- and law-based endeavor. I love though how the left-leaning Daily Dot is outraged that Net Neutrality isn’t being used to push for more free stuff.
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The Meatloaf Caucus #DefundIt
Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA HAFA Score 78) was a great sport this past Friday. He joined me for my radio show in Atlanta, which is on WSB, the nation’s most listened to talk radio station. During the course of our conversation, Congressman Woodall said the fight against Obamacare is “the biggest issue of our generation.” He also said of the Republicans in Congress “there is | Read More »
Twerking towards Gomorrah
Viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night were treated to a bizarre dance routine from former Disney child actress Miley Cyrus, which CBS News describes as “one performance that won’t be forgotten very quickly:” Cyrus gave Robin Thicke a lap dance, paraded around with dancing bears, twerked her butt off and grabbed her crotch a few times. Not to mention the tongue. | Read More »
Should you pay the #obamacare tax? Crunch the numbers for yourself!
Here is a handy chart for individuals looking to calculate their Obamacare tax. I’m putting it up because there’s a bit of confusion out there over how much people can expect to be taxed. For example: the $95 or 1% rule is on taxable income, not total income. This means that you have to subtract $10K currently to determine how much the government will tax | Read More »
A Failure Of Conservative Media
I was disappointed to see that some of the biggest critics of MSM unwittingly took a page from their book in vilifying a Christian conservative educator from a California public school. The story concerns Dana Carter, who was accused of an angry parent of forcing her child, and others, to “kneel before him” and worship him like a king. The story didn’t pass the smell | Read More »