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    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 »

    Obama’s to “start going on some offense” with ISIS

    Obama's to "start going on some offense" with ISIS

    Wednesday Obama is supposed to address the nation on his plan for combating ISIS. The signs are not hopeful: President Barack Obama will address the country Wednesday to explain to the nation “what our game plan is going forward” in the fight against ISIS. In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama expressed confidence that the United States, with help from | Read More »

    Dan Bongino’s campaign (MD-06) ignored by the media

    Dan Bongino's campaign (MD-06) ignored by the media

    I rarely write about local issues but this particular one has a resonance beyond the immediate area. By way of background, I live in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District which is one of the few sane places in that godforsaken socialist republic. Historically, Maryland Six had been a Republican district represented since the time of Augustus Caesar by Roscoe Bartlett. After the 2010 Census, Maryland Six | Read More »

    Rotherham and the failure of multiculturalism

    Rotherham and the failure of multiculturalism

    The news from Rotherham, UK, has been chilling. Gang rape of vulnerable teens and pre-teens was endemic: No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1400 children were sexually exploited over the full Inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013. In just over a third of cases, children affected by sexual exploitation | Read More »

    Democrats: Immigration reform will kill us in the 2014 elections

    Democrats: Immigration reform will kill us in the 2014 elections

    Yesterday, Barack Obama decided that he would not undertake unilateral executive action on immigration: After saying he would overhaul the nation’s immigration system by the end of summer, President Obama has now decided to delay any action until after the November elections. The president told Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in an interview airing Sunday that the surge of unaccompanied children at the Mexican border changed | Read More »

    Obama assembles Coalition of the Useless to fight ISIS

    Obama assembles Coalition of the Useless to fight ISIS

    Speaking at the closing of the NATO summit made another non-announcement about ISIS, the fundamentalist Islamic group rampaging through Iraq and Syria through the inaction of the Obama administration. Speaking at the closing of the Nato summit in Wales, the US president said the grouping, which also included Germany and Canada, “stood ready to confront this terrorist threat with military, intelligence, law enforcement as well as diplomatic | Read More »

    Putin takes a slap at Obama in Estonia

    Putin takes a slap at Obama in Estonia

    Yesterday, Obama gave speech in Tallinn. It was the typical Obama speech: long on treacly rhetoric and short on substantive actions. In it he specifically told Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania that NATO would stand by them under Article 5, the article covering collective self defense, of the North Atlantic Treaty. That was Wednesday. Today Vladimir Putin sent his answer. As to be expected, he wasn’t | Read More »