Pesky Questions About Those AWOL Afghans
So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don't.
"The White House Just Didn’t Pay Attention To It": President "Mr. Nobody" Gets Pushback
That's the succinct summary from "a senior American intelligence official" in this morning's New York Times of why the president is surprised by the rise of ISIS, trying everything to erase his branding of the terrorist army and quasi-state as the jayvees earlier this year.
It's Better Now
Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It's natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn't.
Walter E. Williams:
Will the West Defend Itself?
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida's anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty.
Dr. Ben Carson:
Americans Have a Civic Duty To Vote Intelligently
Many recent surveys indicate that the vast majority of Americans feel our country is moving in the wrong direction.
Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?
His era is much more complicated than Reagan's, you see.
Obama's Mixed Messages on War
It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made..
The Campus Crusade for Comfort
According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus.
The Campus Crusade for Comfort
Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70 percent of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem.
Government’s Demand For Data Truly Is Insatiable
The release of the iPhone 6 presented another, more serious problem for a much different demographic: government snoops.
Wayne Allyn Root:
Who Would You Pick, Obama or Derek Jeter?
Derek Jeter aka "The Captain" of the New York Yankees played his last game on Sunday. He ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the 6th highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper.
Millennials are Winning the Battle Against Campus Speech Codes
Despite its protection in our Constitution, free speech has never been a given in the United States. From the struggle to pass the First Amendment to Twentieth Century prohibitions on anti-war speech, every American generation has fought some sort of battle to protect this most sacred of rights.
The Throat-Clearing President Versus the Throat-Cutting Terrorists
Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China's incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.
Obama's Blame Game Underscores U.S. Intelligence Problem
In a nationally televised interview that aired Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, the way a manager at a fast-food joint would speak of a grill cook who just botched a burger.
Political Pressure Finally Forces Obama To Act Against ISIS
The two most critical rules of warfare are to never tell your enemy what you will not do, and never be seen as a reluctant, vacillating warrior.
The Brightest Spot in Holder's Record: How the Attorney General Tried To Make Criminal Justice Less Senselessly Punitive
Attorney General Eric Holder, who last week said he plans to step down as soon as Congress approves his replacement, sees criminal justice reform as the "signature achievement" of his five and a half years in office. He is probably right about that, especially since his record on civil liberties and executive power is almost uniformly awful.
Millennials Still Want to Marry
The Pew Research Center recently released a study claiming that a quarter of Millennials will never get married, and those that will wont get married until theyre older. While its true that Millennials are waiting longer to get married, the data ignores generational traits driving young people to tie the knot.
A Bizarre Love Triangle in Pharma. I like all three!
So to recap, Allergan loves Salix, but Valeant loves Allergan. Allergan doesnt love Valeant and the Bill Ackman/Pershing offer as it would result in big R&D cuts. The matter is further complicated by the fact that Ackman is Allergans largest shareholder at 10% and he is trying to force Allergan to love him.
Dave Says: You Can’t Afford the Master’s Degree!
You might be able to justify it if the degree immediately raises income; otherwise you cant afford to make investments in vague educational goals right now.
NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS
I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it was always such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)
American Success: The Real Story, Not Inequality
Forbes Magazine released its list of the 400 richest Americans. For the past 33 years, I have followed this list as a source of inspiration.
Increasingly, economists are calling the tune to which businesses and consumers dance. Since their words and opinions matter, they may consider seeking forgiveness for what they have said, and what they have not.
Willie Nelson Campaigns Against Keystone XL
Did you hear about Willie Nelson (81, from oil-rich Texas) joining up with Neil Young (68, Canadian citizenship, now living in California) to sing against the Keystone XL pipeline?
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Texas Is Booming…but CNN Doesn’t Want You to Know Why
Much of my writing is focused on the real-world impact of government policy, and this is why I repeatedly look at the relative economic performance of big government jurisdictions and small government jurisdictions.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Channels Margaret Sanger
Thanks to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a well-known liberal and feminist, Americans are getting an inside look at what Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthoods founder, probably would have embraced today and who she would have embraced today. From her recent comments on abortion, Justice Ginsburg would have been praised by Ms. Sanger for her comments on poor people and abortion.
Can Interest Ever Be Repaid in a Credit Based Society?
Reader Mike wonders how interest can ever be repaid in a credit-based economy.
Pro-Democracy Demonstrators in Hong Kong are Headed for Failure
Twenty-five years have passed since the Tianmen Square massacre in June 1989. That period is time enough for a new generation of activists to reach maturity believing they can achieve what their forbears could not using the same tactics.
Marriage Still Matters
A recent Pew study made headlines last week, revealing that "as values, economics, and gender patterns change . . . the share of American adults that have never been married is at an historic high." According to the report "adults are marrying later in life, and the shares of adults cohabiting and raising children outside of marriage have increased significantly. . . . In addition, shifting public attitudes, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may all be contributing to the rising share of never-married adults."
Ransom Notes Radio:
Hey, Obama: It’s Been Tried Before… And it Failed
Why is it that the left continues to recycle the same failed policies they held on to in the 20th Century? Redistribution, big government, statism, and socialism have all been tried And it has all failed. Lets try something new.
Carrie Schwab Pomerantz:
You've Inherited an IRA, so Now What?
Dear Reader: As I'm sure you know, an inheritance can bring up conflicting emotions, placing the positive of financial gain against the sadness of losing a loved one. Complicating the situation further, certain inheritances -- such as an IRA -- are more difficult to sort out than others.
Not a Good Fit: Barack Obama and the Presidency
Contemplation is valuable. It fosters the prudence good decisions usually require.
NFL, Goodell Sideline the Concussion Story
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a public relations genius. That's right, a real American genius if you will. If you don't believe it, then you've probably had your brains scrambled so hard that they leaked out your ear and plopped right onto the 50-yard line.
What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.
Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue
If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it?
To Speak the Truth
We had been sitting in the attorney/client waiting room for less than two hours when we heard a knock on the door.