The GOP isn’t packed with politicians like Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Justin Amash (Mich.) because establishment Republicans are fond of accusing any lawmaker who dares question government’s power of having “libertarian ideas.” And it’s certainly an effective strategy, packing a one-two punch that makes foreign policy hawks balk and the religious right squirm.
President Barack Obama, in a speech Wednesday, blamed political posturing and phony scandals for Washington’s inability to get much done to benefit the American people. There’s one burning question: Which scandals does the President consider phony?
Those Americans who toil to achieve the picket-fence American dream vote and get politicians in office, yet they matter very little to most politicians once the ballots have been counted. The lowly middle-class voters, along with their needs and dreams, are then discarded in favor of more lucrative constituents.
President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice, the liberal media punditry and a number of civil rights activists appear hell-bent to continue stoking the fire of American racial tension following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The media don’t care about the victims of crime. The elected class doesn’t care about the victims of crime. A great many cultural leaders and highly visible famous people don’t care. But they do care about manipulating outrage.
While a seemingly perpetual stream of bad news from Washington, D.C. may sometimes make it pretty difficult for Americans to feel patriotic, Flag Day is a good opportunity to remember why the ongoing ideological battles many people find themselves immersed in matter. By international standards — regardless of corruption, creeping oppression and the necessity of […]
The Barack Obama Administration’s disdain for whistle-blowers, combined with politicians’ calls for attacking journalists who publicize information provided by leakers in the interest of “national security,” suggests the Nation has reached an age in which its leaders feel comfortable publicly advocating for a total state monopoly on information.
During his Senatorial career and the earlier parts of his Presidential tenure, Barack Obama was an outspoken advocate of government transparency and whistle-blower protections. Sometimes, he still makes feeble attempts to claim he holds the same views today. Yet Obama is at the helm of what is likely the least transparent Administration in history.
If you had a Lone Ranger cap pistol, a dart gun or a firearm-shaped space blaster to liven up your games of cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers as a child, chances are you grew up to be a pistol-packing maniac awaiting the opportunity to open fire on innocent civilians in a public square.
Preparedness is about surviving. And if the day comes when you and the people around you can’t rely on technology and the sophisticated infrastructure that supplies the food and comfort to which we’ve become accustomed, you’ll have to rely on yourself — and that means work. Hard work demands that you be in adequate physical shape.