Mustn’t offend ‘criminals’

Mustn’t offend ‘criminals’

Social networkers in San Francisco recently chatted about neighborhood crime and one participant stirred things up by asking neighbors to stop using the word “criminal” in describing those engaged in unlawful activity, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice in Oakland, allegedly suggested that “people […]

Perfection in a memorial

Perfection in a memorial

At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honoring the service […]

Pocket Paradigms

Pocket Paradigms

You can’t text your way to the presidency, you can’t Facebook a revolution and you can’t save the planet with Twitter. At some point real people have to join with, talk to, and help other real people.   -Sam Smith —

Ben Crystal: The coming Obama winter

Ben Crystal: The coming Obama winter

By Ben Crystal The Democrats’ insistence on chaining themselves to President Barack Obama’s dubious legacy guaranteed their winter of discontent. But after Tuesday’s bloodbath, they’ll need a blood transfusion and more than a little luck just to survive the fall. And I’m hard-pressed to offer much sympathy, especially considering we’ve already told them more than […]

Michael Barone: Surge of Democratic turnout has yet to appear

Michael Barone: Surge of Democratic turnout has yet to appear

By Michael Barone You don’t have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican Party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates and despised by the great mass of voters. There is something to be said […]

Thomas Sowell: The Ben Carson flaps

Thomas Sowell: The Ben Carson flaps

By Thomas Sowell Dr. Ben Carson’s whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist — the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said. Years ago, when I was writing some autobiographical sketches, I dug up old letters, to check out things […]

Security agreement undermines key Clinton defense of personal email use

Security agreement undermines key Clinton defense of personal email use

By Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon A nondisclosure agreement signed by Hillary Clinton upon taking office as the nation’s chief diplomat undermines a key defense mounted by her and her allies against allegations that she mishandled classified information. Clinton has repeatedly defended her use of a private email address instead of an official State […]

TSA airport security procedures proven to be nothing more than a show

TSA airport security procedures proven to be nothing more than a show

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest A report out from the Government Accountability Office reveals that all of the additional airport security holdups and headaches put in place since 2001 do little more than make traveling a nightmare for Americans. According to a new GAO report, the Transportation Security Administration “has not consistently evaluated […]

The real deal with public opinion and the Common Core

The real deal with public opinion and the Common Core

From NCPA The results of two national annual polls reveal that although public support for Common Core is waning, the education initiative still is viewed positively in public opinion. In 2013, 44 percent of poll responders agreed that implementing Common Core standards would make the United States “more competitive globally.” Back in 2012, support for […]