President Obama has wisely abandoned his lead-filled trial balloon of taxing college savings plans. Congressional offices were deluged over the last week with indignant calls from voters on this middle-class bait-and-switch scheme and finally Democrats caved. Good riddance.
News broke this month that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is opening a preliminary probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Given the track record of international organizations attempting to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the obvious question is whether the International Criminal Court is capable of investigating with the objectivity the situation requires. The inherently corrupt nature of international organizations as well as structural flaws at the ICC further suggest that any faith in its ability to police international affairs is misplaced.
Not satisfied with record-level social-welfare spending, President Obama doubled down during the State of the Union Address and a recent visit to the University of Kansas by calling for expanding federal day care subsidies and tripling the child care tax credit. Recalling that Uncle Sam provided “universal child care” for his “Rosie the Riveter” grandmother during World War II, Mr. Obama insisted that government must do likewise today.
Many of us have wondered how long it would be before a prominent official proclaimed that rogue federal judges, like the proverbial emperor, have no clothes and thus no authority to make up laws.
The Supreme Court will seriously undermine the Constitution if they continue to manipulate its words in order to promote a lifestyle they politically support.
Barack Obama had a high old time in India and Saudi Arabia. The first lady, not so much. The trip was down hill after New Delhi. A good time in Saudi Arabia was not had by all.
Congressional overseers should demand, in hearings or otherwise, for the White House and State Department to fully explain why the group isn’t on the State Department terror list.
Seattle’s new trash ordinance is complete garbage.
Every successful republic had to have a warrior class to protect itself.
The incidence and severity of brain injury is one of the hottest topics in sports media today, and it is creating a storm of near-panic in youth sports — especially football. We worry that the public’s misunderstanding of the available medical research is the gravest threat facing organized contact sport at the youth and high school levels.
There was a great deal of whining about the lack of bipartisanship in Washington last Congress.
Five years ago last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the landmark Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, that “the worth of speech ‘does not depend upon the identity of its source, whether corporation, association, union, or individual.’” The government, the court affirmed, cannot censor or ban the political speech of individuals simply because they organize themselves as a corporation or labor union.
Seventy years ago tomorrow, Private Eddie Slovik (1920-1945) became the first and only soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion, a military offense that has recently surfaced in the news about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
The crowded race for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination has begun, and it promises to be a massive political assault on Barack Obama’s failed presidency.
With blizzards, deflated footballs and green-lipsticked YouTube personalities dominating recent news, it was easy to miss two hugely important truth-telling moments. If only they had received the same coverage as air pressure in NFL regulation footballs.