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    President Bush at Ground Zero. September 14, 2001

    President Bush at Ground Zero. September 14, 2001

    From CNN: President Bush arrived on the southern tip of Manhattan on Friday afternoon to see for himself the almost unimaginable devastation meted out upon New York’s financial district, when two 767 jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center’s landmark twin towers during Tuesday’s morning rush. There, he was greeted by a raucous crowd of construction workers and rescue personnel, all of whom seemed recharged | Read More »

    The Obama administration lied about the situation in Iraq

    The Obama administration lied about the situation in Iraq

    As we are on the cusp of watching helplessly as Islamic extremists carve a caliphate out of Iraq and Syria we need to ask how did we get in this mess. Though we know we left Iraq precipitously because of Obama’s political calculations we’re only now finding out that the administration was aware the situation was unraveling and lied about it. In an Ask Me | Read More »

    Bucket list for a baby

    Bucket list for a baby

    Earlier in the week, I posted on the new memoir by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and her effort to make abortion a noble act. For me her description was a chilling example of infanticide Davis, in a copy of the book obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, wrote that her unborn third daughter had an acute brain abnormality. She said doctors told her the | Read More »

    Chris Christie and New Jersey’s War on Women and the Second Amendment

    Chris Christie and New Jersey's War on Women and the Second Amendment

    I haven’t devoted any time to the Ray Rice affair because celebrity spousal abuse doesn’t interest me. What is interesting is this story and how it might affect the presidential ambitions of Chris Christie. When Ray Rice was videotaped dragging his unconscious wife from an elevator in an Atlantic City, NJ, casino, Prosecutor Jim McClain recommended Rice be placed in a program for first time | Read More »

    White House takes geography lessons from Vox.com

    White House takes geography lessons from Vox.com

      In a briefing for reporters prior to Obama’s speech Wednesday night one “Senior Administration Official” made this statement: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  I guess I would just add one thing on the coalition question — and I think this is important to really focus on, which is to say, in discussions with governments in the region, notably the Saudis and the Jordanians, what is clear | Read More »

    Administration continues assault on religious liberty

    Administration continues assault on religious liberty

    On Monday the US government went back into court in what is its eighth attempt to force religious orders to provide contraceptive services to its members. The primary target is a Little Sisters of the Poor, a women’s religious order, but the effort has a direct impact on some 400 Catholic religious orders. The Trust’s case has largely been reported by both Catholic and secular | Read More »

    Training the Syrian opposition is a bad idea

    Training the Syrian opposition is a bad idea

    Obama’s speech on Wednesday night laying out an alleged strategy for dealing with ISIS included a proposal for arming fighters from Syrian opposition groups. This is a longstanding dream of the administration. Many ideas bring with them negatives. Rarely do you confront an idea that is not only bad in concept but one with no good points to offset it. Fortunately, training a surrogate army | Read More »

    Obama’s Iraq strategy unraveling

    Obama's Iraq strategy unraveling

    Last night, Obama announced his strategy for dealing with ISIS. One of the key points is stepping up airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria: First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces | Read More »

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    Last night, Obama laid out what he purported to be a strategy for dealing with ISIS. It is really nothing but an amalgam of policies that not only cannot work but have been proven to not work every time they are tried. In Obama’s speech he laid out a four point strategy. First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working | Read More »

    Wendy Davis and the ennobling of abortion

    Wendy Davis and the ennobling of abortion

    Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is running for governor, has made a fetish of supporting abortion. Her sole qualifying factor in running for governor was her filibuster of a bill restricting abortion, a filibuster that was only possible because the leadership of the Texas legislature grossly mismanaged the bill. In her memoir “Forgetting To Be Afraid,” she recounts her personal experience in having two | Read More »

    Atheist group retreats in attack on religious freedom

    Atheist group retreats in attack on religious freedom

    Last August, the virulently anti-religious Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sued the IRS over alleged non-enforcement of the prohibition of political speech by ministers in churches organized as 501(c)3 non-profits. The IRS has long threatened churches with revocation of their tax exempt status based on rules enforcing the Johnson Amendment… which is part of the tax code and not Obamacare. It is important to note | Read More »

    Obama turned away from golf courses

    Obama turned away from golf courses

    The bloom is certainly off the rose. Over the Labor Day weekend our overworked and under appreciated president tried to play golf at some of the upper crust golf courses near New York City and was turned away. President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New | Read More »

    Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS

    Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS

    More information becomes available about Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS. In essence, he wants money. Approving the fund could allow the White House and congressional leaders to escape a tougher vote on authorizing or funding military action before the midterm elections but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress. At the same time, the request risks opening the | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood puts revenue above women’s health

    Planned Parenthood puts revenue above women's health

    During the 2012 presidential campaign the Democrats first employed the term “war on women” to attack the GOP. It was typical of the genitalia-centric politics the Democrats are so fond of but a convincing enough argument to the truly stupid to have an impact no only on the presidential race but several Senate and House races. And naturally, it sent the GOP establishment running like | Read More »

    Russia increases pressure on the Baltic States

    Russia increases pressure on the Baltic States

    As we noted last week, Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, Estonia, declaring that NATO would defend the sovereignty of the Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. Less than 48 hours after Obama gave his speech, Russian FSB agents crossed the Estonian frontier and abducted an Estonian counter-intelligence officer. The man is still being held incommunicado by the | Read More »