It’s Ramadan, and for followers of Islam the world over, the monthlong celebration of their prophet’s unveiling of the Koran means fasting, spiritual introspection — and apparently, murder, mayhem and bloody attacks against infidels. That’s not polite to say, of course. But it can’t help but be noticed.
With not much going on at the G-7 summit, and everyone waiting for Donald Trump to say whether he would abandon one of his most fervent campaign promises, social media could turn its attention to the trifling, the piddling and the picayune. People magazine might not have been there, but Bloomberg News got the skinny:
Which portion of government spending provides little or no value? The president just released his budget proposal, and the predictable chorus of complaints immediately began from those who want more spending for “whatever.”
The terrorism scenario is always the same. Events repeat themselves, like in the film “Groundhog Day.”
Russia is attempting to weaponize the way people share information. The West is only now understanding what this new form of warfare is and how to defeat it.
As The Washington Times reported earlier this month, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog, found that the Obama Justice Department had discriminated against veterans by canceling job announcements and then rewriting position descriptions to exclude veterans, presumably to hire the candidate they originally wanted.
On Inauguration Day, President Trump declared: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Since then, he has repeatedly committed to “delivering for the American worker” — the working-class voter who propelled him to the White House.
When conservatives call for Congress to cut federal spending and shrink the size of government, they’re often portrayed as heartless.
Orderly rows of white headstones line national cemeteries throughout our country. Each bears a name and behind that is a story of sacrifice. Today, a grateful nation remembers, but there is more we can do.
Memorial Day is set aside for us to remember those who have fallen in defense of our country. This year’s observance should remind us that too many of us pay too little attention to the war that erupted on 9/11 in which Americans are still fighting, and sometimes dying, in many places around the world.
It’s finally official. Obamacare is a public policy flop of epic proportions. That’s the only possible conclusion from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City announcement last week that it will drop out of many markets in Kansas and Missouri.
It used to be called Decoration Day and was observed on May 30. Today it’s commonly known as Memorial Day and is celebrated on the last Monday in May, mostly to give Americans a long weekend. But it used to be a solemn remembrance of the nation’s war dead — by decorating graves with spring flowers.
The government in exile — the real one, according to the media — has had a busy week at home and abroad. “President Obama” has given up leading from behind and presumes now to lead from overseas. His secretary of state has a new mission, as missionary to the safe places where snowflakes fall.
Elections have consequences, or at least they are supposed to. Unfortunately for the rights of independent workers who don’t want to associate with a labor union, more than 100 days have passed since Barack Obama left office, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) remains in the hands of an Obama majority intent on pushing the limits of Big Labor’s forced unionism powers. It doesn’t need to be that way.
As president of the American Veterans Center, the organization that produces the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C., I am sometimes questioned as to why we include Confederate reenactors in our timeline of American military history.