According to 1,000 pages of heavily redacted classified files recently released by the Administration of Barack Obama, the National Security Agency almost always collected data not authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Last week, President Barack Obama traveled to Texas in an attempt to put pressure on Governor Rick Perry to agree to the Federal Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. His strong-arm tactics are troubling enough, but it’s what the President said about the Nation’s court system during the trip that should worry conservatives.
A young married couple recently told me they’re trying to figure out how to make less money so they can qualify for a subsidy in order to make the Affordable Care Act “affordable” for them. Around the same time, and half a continent away, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story that reveals many middle-class Americans are awakening to the same dilemma.
In a speech last week, Senator Ted Cruz, who has earned a reputation for being hated by Democrats and Republican Party elders alike, wasted no time criticizing the White House and his GOP detractors, sending a message that he’s on a mission to change the way Washington works to the benefit of conservatism.
It’s a shame that a rapper had to say it, rather than a member of Congress, but Nelly made a good point in a recent interview: If the government is shut down because Federal officials can’t seem to manage the funds with which they are entrusted, why should Americans be forced to pay taxes for the duration of the government shutdown?
What a facile strategy to shore up the benefits of Obamacare: Paint its political opponents as racist, while bolstering the emotional weight of your argument by suggestively alluding to past racial conflicts that have nothing in common with the present situation, save their GPS coordinates.
The Middle East Media Research Institute has made public a translation of a recent al-Qaida broadcast in which a militant Pakistani cleric uses scripture and hadiths to cement the point that Muslims have no business associating with infidels, and that they should wage jihad against anything that isn’t Islamic to its very core until the world is populated only by Muslims.
It’s quite obvious that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour pseudo-filibuster was but a minuscule hurdle to the rollout of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform package. But what the Texas Republican’s act of grand political theater lacked in legislative impact, it certainly makes up for by illuminating the state of conservatism in the GOP.
If you love your children and want them to be productive, intelligent members of society with basic understanding of the Nation’s founding principles, then you should take them out of government schools as quickly as possible.
Americans have worked to place male and female, feminine and masculine and homo and hetero on a level playing field. Unfortunately, the will of some advocates to continue a push for more ease in the day-to-day lives of certain members of the aforementioned groups is beginning to have a clearly negative effect on the lives of another: the young American male.