Leah Barkoukis

Posted September 11, 2013

It looks like they didn’t stop after looting and burning dozens of churches in Egypt—now the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing some Coptic Christians in Egypt to pay a jizya tax, author and translator Raymond Ibrahim reported on Sunday:

Posted September 10, 2013

Students for Life of America hit the road today for the start of the Planned Parenthood Project, an eight-week tour of 41 universities across the U.S. The group will travel more than 18,000 miles to bring attention to the fact that the abortion giant does in fact perform abortions, and that it also targets college-aged men and women.

Posted September 09, 2013

One of the factors being considered in the Syria debate—and rightly so—is how much an intervention would actually cost. But what isn’t being discussed as much is the fact that U.S. taxpayers have already given more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid during the conflict.

Posted September 08, 2013

The American Civil Rights Union landed a major victory this week when a U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi signed a consent decree to clean up Walthall County’s voter registration rolls.

Posted September 06, 2013

Starbucks is and always has been neutral when it comes to their gun policy, which means they simply uphold state laws. If a state permits concealed carry, so too does Starbucks. And despite recent attempts by anti-gun groups to get the coffee giant to change their ways, a Starbucks spokesman told USA Today in August that the company’s policy is not going to change. Looks like that news fell on deaf ears.

Posted September 02, 2013

Bashar al-Assad issued a warning about a possible attack on his country: if the United States and France strike, “Everyone will lose control of the situation … Chaos and extremism will spread. The risk of a regional war exists,” the Syrian leader was quoted as saying in a French newspaper.

Posted September 02, 2013

National polls continue to show that the public is very wary about Obamacare—44 percent of U.S. adults think the ACA will make the healthcare situation in this country worse, according to a recent Gallup poll, and a Kaiser Family Foundation poll from last week shows 42 percent of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, while 37 percent favor it. With this level of unease about the law, the states that are running their own health-insurance marketplaces have developed a marketing strategy to boost enrollment: call it anything but Obamacare.

Posted September 01, 2013

“Run, Ted, run!” was the message the enthusiastic crowd had for Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday at Americans for Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream” summit in Orlando. In his speech at the event, the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate railed against “career politicians in both parties,” Common Core education and Obamacare, among other things.

Posted September 01, 2013

Syrian newspapers are saying that Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval is the “start of the historic American retreat,” and on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace noted that officials in Damascus are saying the president “flinched” and had “made a joke of the American administration.” Given these types of reactions, Wallace asked his guest, Sec. John Kerry, whether the administration “handed Syria and Iran at least a temporary victory.”

Posted August 31, 2013

Speaking from the Rose Garden Saturday, President Obama addressed the nation on Syria, reiterated the horrible atrocities that have taken place and said the chemical attack was “an attack on human dignity.”

Posted August 31, 2013

The way former Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich sees the situation, if President Obama goes around Congress and acts unilaterally on Syria, he risks impeachment for going against the Constitution.

Posted August 30, 2013

Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who was arrested and sentenced to 33 years in prison for helping the U.S. find Osama bin Laden, is getting a retrial.

Posted August 29, 2013

When Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan yelled “Allahu akhbar” and opened fire on his comrades in 2009, leaving 13 people dead and more than 32 others wounded, it was clear, at least to the National Counterrorism Center, that this was indeed a terrorist attack and was labeled as such the day after.

Posted August 27, 2013

An Iranian court rejected the appeal of U.S. citizen and American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced to eight years in a notoriously brutal Iranian prison for his Christian faith.

Posted August 26, 2013

Despite her age and two run-ins with cancer, Justice Ginsberg recently told The New York Times that she has no plans to retire any time soon. Ginsburg said she’s going to stay “as long as [she] can do the job full steam.”

Posted August 25, 2013

s Rush Limbaugh really to blame for Washington gridlock? President Obama seems to think so— in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Friday he said the conservative radio host is partially to blame for Washington’s inaction.

Posted August 23, 2013

Starbucks is a unique company with regard to its gun policy in that it allows customers to carry loaded weapons in stores where permitted by state law rather than imposing a blanket gun-free zone policy. Because of this, however, advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling for “Skip Starbucks Saturday”—a nationwide boycott of the coffee chain on Aug. 24.

Posted August 22, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong statement on Thursday after four rockets fired from southern Lebanon hit northern Israel.

Posted August 21, 2013

What’s Rand Paul doing during Senate recess? Performing pro bono eye surgeries for his constituents, of course.

Posted August 20, 2013

Behind the beard and the camouflage, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is an incredibly insightful man with a penchant for straight talk. In a video posted on YouTube in January, Robertson is seen giving a speech in Pennsylvania discussing in part the abortion culture in America.