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    Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest

    Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest

    After finding a constitutional right to kill your baby in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court found it had not done sufficient damage to the Republic. In 2003, it raised the unrestrained libido to the level of constitutionally protected behavior in Lawrence v. Texas. What is notable is that both activities, abortion and buggery, were capital offenses under English Common Law and | Read More »

    ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides

    ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides

    A couple of Austrian girls are seeking a do-over, so to speak: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during | Read More »

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    Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola

    Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola

    As the Ebola crisis continues, many in the public health community have expressed a belief that this current outbreak is driven by an “evolution” of the virus that makes it easier to spread. That does not seem to be the case. While numerous mutations have occurred in the virus there is no evidence that either its method of transmission or general mode of infection have | Read More »

    Iraq requests US troops. Maybe…

    Iraq requests US troops. Maybe...

    The Telegraph is running a wonderfully intriguing but frustratingly un-sourced story claiming that the Iraq government has requested US troops to stem the advance of ISIS: Iraqi officials have issued a desperate plea for America to bring US ground troops back to the embattled country, as heavily armed Islamic State militants came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Isil forces have advanced as | Read More »

    Obama’s ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase

    Obama's ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase

    When Barack Obama decided to abandon US involvement in Iraq, he may not have set off the current crisis but he certainly made it possible. Now, as the situation worsens day by day, the options available to the administration become fewer and less pleasant. The silver bullet the administration has sought has been an indigenous ground force in Syria that can fight al-Qaeda, ISIS, and | Read More »

    CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group

    CBS rejects ad by militant atheist group

    For reasons that are more than a little unclear to me, CBS has declined to run an ad by the dopey, slack-jawed former ballerina  ballet dancer Ron Reagan on behalf of the noxious Freedom From Religion Foundation. The text of the ad reads: Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m | Read More »

    CDC Dialing for Dollars with Ebola

    CDC Dialing for Dollars with Ebola

    Yesterday, CDC director Thomas Frieden made this assessment of the current Ebola epidemic: “I’ve been working in public health for 30 years,” Frieden told a World Bank and International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington.  “The only thing like this has been AIDS. And we have to work now so that this is not the world’s next AIDS,” Frieden said. The AIDS pandemic started in Africa | Read More »

    Google leaves ALEC based on politics and gutlessness

    Google leaves ALEC based on politics and gutlessness

    The battle for our liberties is waged on many fronts. While Washington is usually the focus, the real battle ground is at the state level. Twenty-seven state legislatures are under GOP control and three others are split between Democrats and Republicans. Working under the radar in the cause of rolling back state interference in our lives has been a small non-profit think tank called the | Read More »

    Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    Contrary to what some would have us believe, there is an ongoing war against religion in general and Christianity in particular underway in our country. For years we have seen the surface action. Under the guise of a twisted and corrupted interpretation of the First Amendment, Christianity has gradually been forced from the public square. Christmas displays have been forced from public areas — we’ve | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood: riding on a smile and a shoeshine

    Planned Parenthood: riding on a smile and a shoeshine

    Smarting from defeats in state legislatures across the nation and seeing the public support for infanticide slipping, Planned Parenthood has come up with a great idea. They will send door-to-door canvassers to convince people that abortion is a good thing. What makes this canvass different from any previous efforts is that the canvassers will be women who have had abortions. The operation is being headed | Read More »

    Obama and the betrayal of the Kurds

    Obama and the betrayal of the Kurds

    What is unfolding in the Syrian town of Kobane is a cautionary tale on the danger of alliance warfare and an object lesson of the fearsome duplicity of the Obama administration. If you have been following the story, there may be as many as 40,000 Kurds, residents and refugees, on the city of Kobane. They are just a few hundred yards from the Turkish border | Read More »

    October 7, 1571. The Battle of Lepanto. Christendom Saved.

    October 7, 1571. The Battle of Lepanto. Christendom Saved.

    Today we look at the weak, fragmented, corrupt, and thoroughly benighted Islamic world with contempt… and a small amount of fear. That was not always the case. From the eight century A.D. the Islamic world held the whip hand in what is now the Mediterranean basin, suffering only occasional setbacks, like the Battle of Tours, while conquering the historically Christian populations of North Africa, the Levant, | Read More »

    US Army in action in Iraq– and still no SOFA

    US Army in action in Iraq-- and still no SOFA

    On Sunday the US involvement in Iraq, in its current manifestation, escalated: The United States sent attack helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration has promised would not include “boots on the ground.” The U.S. Central Command, in a statement about U.S. | Read More »

    Leon Panetta: Obama to blame for Iraq mess

    Leon Panetta: Obama to blame for Iraq mess

    The new memoir titled “Worthy Fights” by former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta is causing a stir. In the book, Panetta firmly lays the responsibility for the current mess in Iraq at Obama’s doorstep: “My fear, as I voiced to the President and others,” Panetta writes, “was that if the country split apart or slid back into the violence that we’d | Read More »

    Joe Biden’s apology tour continues

    Joe Biden's apology tour continues

    Last month, Joe Biden was actively employed in offending Americans. This month he shows his foreign policy chops and offends some of our key allies in the Coalition of the Useless who are helping Obama conduct his quasi-war against ISIS. Vice President Biden apologized on Sunday for the second time in two days, in this instance to the United Arab Emirates, for comments he made | Read More »