Instant universal condemnation of Israel, with no criticism of Hamas, after the flotilla clash with Israel’s navy, has not helped those who truly seek peace. Rather, the world has further emboldened Hamas in its rejectionist stance. “May 31 was and will be a turning point,” Haniyeh declared. “It marks the beginning of the delegitimization of the Zionist project in our country.” The Hamas leader, for sure, was not speaking only of Gaza.
The study that supposedly "probes" that gay couples are good parents is neither objective nor comprehensive.
Big Labor’s agenda of enacting the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) wasn’t seeing much traction in Congress and union bosses were finding other ways to push their plans through.
At first blush this sounds like an outlandish question with a conspiratorial twist.
The voters in New Mexico’s Second District have a clear choice as they decide between former Congressman Pearce, who held the seat from 2003 to 2009 (when he stepped down to run for the US Senate) and Pelosi puppet Harry Teague.
Thanks to their international "human rights" advocates, Gitmo detainees receive art therapy, movie nights and video games at their U.S. taxpayer-funded camp in Cuba. Now, the left's bleeding heart lobby wants to provide similar taxpayer-sponsored perks to illegal alien detainees on American soil.
President Obama's oil spill speech revealed, once again, how stunningly shameless he is. This relentless ideologue is not even marginally competent at masking his ongoing crusade to apply a wrecking ball to every sector of our economy and remake it in his own image.
"I would reinstate the Mexico City policy," Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told me, removing an uncertainty of his own creation. Promoting abortion with international family planning funds is one of "a thousand things we shouldn't be spending money on."
In Alabama’s second district, local tea party activists held a “no-show townhall” with a mannequin of their Democratic Representative, Bobby Bright, because Bright refused to hold a town hall meeting himself. Then, the activists took a microphone and spoke to the mannequin.
The President realized he could not allow the out-of-control oil spill and its ensuing public relations disaster to continue to drag down the public’s confidence in his leadership. And so he decided to use one of the president’s most powerful tools: an address to the nation.
Ernest Franz is the kind of guy you want to talk to if you’re interested in what’s happening with the Gulf oil spill. He’s the President of Environmental Sampling, Inc., a 20-person firm that has been treating oil spills and conducting hazardous waste cleanup in the Louisiana area for almost 25 years. Townhall's Jillian Bandes gets the dish.
Andrew Cuomo, son of three-term Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo is the only Democrat with a significant polling lead in the governor races in our eight largest states, which together have 48 percent of the nation's population.
President Barack Obama, in an Oval Office speech about the disastrous Gulf oil spill, described the federal effort to cap, contain, clean up and restore. He demanded that BP set up a fund to compensate those hurt by the spill -- setting aside whether he possesses the legal authority to require it.
I had an extraordinary experience today. I was welcomed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the U.S. Capitol. She was greeting those guests who had come to honor the memory of the slaves who contributed immeasurably to building this Temple of Freedom.
Note to President Obama: The catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill did not happen because Americans -- actually, the industrialized world -- have an "addiction to fossil fuels," as you suggested in Tuesday's Oval Office address.
Barack Obama won the presidency by promising change that both Democrats and many independent voters could "believe in." The latest Towery Poll of the nation illustrates why his approval rating has plummeted.
The other day, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked what will happen if the people running BP decline to go along with everything the administration demands of it. "The president," he replied with chilly menace, "has the legal authority to compel them to do so, and if they don't, he will."
The great, now late, Art Linkletter was widely appreciated for the humor he saw, as catalogued in, for instance, his book "Kids Say the Darnedest Things." So do grown-ups -- particularly if they hang out in the fever swamps of the left.
Democrats have decided that Alvin Greene's surprise victory in the South Carolina Democratic senatorial primary must be the result of a Republican dirty trick.
Republican women won gubernatorial primaries in South Carolina and New Mexico. The national media had plenty to say about Nikki Haley of South Carolina before the election, which is to say they had an endless regurgitation of unproven adultery charges.
At his core, Barack Obama is a leveler – an eraser of distinctions. Most Americans savor his unique ability to blur divisions based on race.
In past elections for North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, authorities have reported 100 percent voter participation and a 100 percent approval rate for all the candidates. During the last election, however, the government admitted a 99.98 percent voter turnout -- though public approval held steady at 100 percent. Such are the increments of North Korean concessions to reality.
There are only two other true contenders for the title of "worst president in U.S. history": Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan. Can we add Obama to that list yet?
The Arizona campaign finance law sets an initial level of public funding for each state election. Participating candidates get a check for that amount. They also receive matching funds if their nonparticipating opponents spend more.
This week my eldest daughter began a summer internship in Washington, DC. She is so enamored of our nation’s capital she even likes the humidity that leaves bus fumes hanging in midair like carcinogenic cotton candy.
One of the GOP’s best candidates in the country, Pat Meehan, is taking on state Representative Bryan Lentz in a highly competitive race in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Judicial "activism" is being redefined by liberals to mean something entirely different.
There is a contagion of madness in Western Europe. It is not merely the preemptive conciliation that afflicts politicians who are ready to subordinate Christian civilization to Islam; it is the wholesale program to promote socialism, even if it leads to economic ruination. While over-extended socialist Europe faces collapse from Spain to Greece, overtaxed Sweden is eager to instruct immigrants on how to get free benefits from the government.
This country is crying out for leadership, on both political and religious levels. America is in desperate need of a revival. It’s during these dark days when the Catholic Church should rise to meet the challenge. Yet it remains so tangled in its own web of deception and institutional cover-ups to offer any credible, moral leadership.
There's a time and a place for everything. For example, there may be nothing wrong with building a museum of Japanese military history, but would the place for that be Pearl Harbor?
I cannot be the only one who feels as if every new day brings a new assault on this nation and its people by this administration. Indeed, many people I know say they can't even watch the news anymore because it's so depressing. And it is.
Almost 30 years ago, Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," a powerful book that propelled him to national and international renown. Though we have differed on some important theological matters, many of the book's insights have been indispensable to me in understanding God and suffering.
In March, the Senate passed a compromise bill by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to reduce the crack/powder disparity to 18-to-1. The bill passed by unanimous consent -- which should make it a shoo-in. Instead, the bill is languishing in the House Judiciary Committee.
The media are forever trying to create a division in the Republican Party between those who care most about so-called social issues and those who want priority for fiscal issues. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the most recent politician to fall into this trap by asserting that the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues."
During his first inaugural address in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously but inaccurately claimed that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Leaving aside the fact that 77 years later, many of Roosevelt’s socialist leanings serve as a roadmap for President Obama, the inescapable reality of 2010 is that the only thing we have to fear is political unaccountability, an unethical media, liberal judicial activists, and those among us who want and demand something for nothing.
Taxes on corporations never just hit some boogeyman called “big business.” Businesses are ultimately people: customers, employees, and investors. We end up paying those business taxes, even when they are officially directed at unpopular entities from Wall Street to oil companies.
Hank Johnson seems to be doing little except sending out newsletters bragging about the stimulus in his re-election effort.
I am an assistant coach on my middle son’s youth football team. Football practice begins in August and I have spent the last two weeks reading up on defensive alignments, surfing coaching websites, and sending e-mail to some of the high school coaches in the area begging for coaching tips.
The other day it came out that Reuters had published doctored photographs related to the recent Gaza Flotilla incident. The images were “cropped” in order to make the good guys look bad and the bad guys look better. A picture, so it is said, is worth a thousand words.
The devastation of our coastline is the worst part of it. But, oh, the painful lessons of the Gulf oil spill.
As part of a union-backed "independent" expenditure campaign in support of Attorney General Jerry Brown's gubernatorial effort, the California Nurses Association has formed a retinue that trails GOP gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman with a cartoonish figure named "Queen Meg."