Leah Barkoukis

Posted November 10, 2013

Though our recently seated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was only a toddler when Jane Fonda committed treason in Vietnam, at this stage in her career there’s no excuse for her not knowing about “Hanoi Jane’s” history of “anti-war activism.” Thus, her comments on Wednesday are utterly inexcusable.

Posted November 08, 2013

Last month a temporary glitch in Louisiana’s EBT system allowed some card recipients to shop till they dropped at a number of local Walmarts. That’s right, for several hours the limit on the cards disappeared, letting users buy—steal—anything and as much as they wanted.

Posted November 07, 2013

There’s been no end to the criticism Common Core has received—and this lesson for an English class is a good example of why:

Posted November 06, 2013

Remember when a Swedish reporter asked the president in September to describe the “dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria”? If the following is true, it doesn’t really seem like there’s much of a moral dilemma he’s struggling with at all.

Posted November 03, 2013

More than a year has gone by since four Americans were killed in 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, and despite all the Capitol Hill hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham isn’t satisfied with the information lawmakers have received.

Posted November 01, 2013

The influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday sided with an Ohio business that challenged Obamacare’s birth control mandate.

Posted October 31, 2013

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the SAFE Act in January—what he referred to as “common sense” gun-control legislation—the law not only turned many law-abiding citizens into criminals, it also drove businesses and jobs out of the state.

Posted October 30, 2013

Whenever the federal government steps in, inefficiency, dysfunction and waste seem to be quick to follow—and the National Park Service is no different.

Posted October 26, 2013

Though Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty in September, there are positive signs that the treaty will be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Posted October 23, 2013

For comedians, Obamacare’s disastrous rollout has meant there’s been no shortage of material. Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have all ripped Obamacare in the last few weeks, but Jay Leno knocked it out of the park on Tuesday with this one:

Posted October 22, 2013

After 67 people were killed in last month’s terrorist attack at the Westgate mall in Kenya, it looks like the international community could be engaging in a gun control debate of its own.

Posted October 20, 2013

With so much to say about the new healthcare law before the exchanges opened, Sebelius has been conspicuously silent since October 1.

Posted October 18, 2013

While Boehner’s speakership is likely safe, Charles Krauthammer thinks he’s lost all credibility after failing to stop ObamaCare, which of course, resulted in the first government shutdown in nearly two decades.

Posted October 14, 2013

In Colorado, two state senators were ousted from office in a September recall election over gun control, and another effort to take out state Sen. Evie Hudak is well underway. If successful, Colorado Dems would lose their edge in the state Senate—a distinct possibility that’s not lost on Gov. Hickenlooper.

Posted October 14, 2013

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claims Obamacare’s online exchanges are “simple” and “user friendly,” but anyone who’s been paying the slightest attention since Oct. 1 knows the new health care law’s roll out has been a stunning failure. For this reason, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan, thinks Sebelius ought to ?resign:

Posted October 11, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson didn’t hold back when discussing Obamacare Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

Posted October 10, 2013

How can the billion-dollar abortion industry do even more with less? In California at least, pro-choice advocates push for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that allows non-physicians to perform abortions—and that’s exactly what he did on Wednesday.

Posted October 08, 2013

Congress’ approval rating is down to 11 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Monday, which is hardly surprising given the shutdown. But Public Policy Polling has found a more interesting way to measure its popularity.

Posted October 07, 2013

With two victories now under their belt, gun rights activists in Colorado are refocusing their efforts to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak—despite a failed attempt less than six months ago.

Posted October 05, 2013

And this would be why no one (in the U.S., at least) takes the United Nations seriously.