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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Russia and China Just Signed An Energy Deal. Why You Should be Scared

Is anyone else scared to death about this week’s announcement out of Beijing that China and Russia have agreed to a 30-year natural-gas deal? The agreement means the building of hundreds of miles of pipelines to feed cheap Siberian...

Don’t Trust Piketty or Krugman on Inequality Evidence

At this point most people’s minds are surely made up, on the issue of whether Thomas Piketty is a wonderful scholar versus a con artist. But I still think it’s worth commenting on this debate, because the innocent onlooker...

Unmasking the Imperial Presidency

“Imperial Presidency” perfectly describes what the Obama Administration has become as it increasingly violates the limits on its power defined by the U.S. Constitution. Criticisms of how President Obama is overstepping his authority are now being heard from all...

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Gwoza Area, Nigeria

Pastor and others kidnapped, church buildings burned. Scars on Adamu Musa, shot by Boko Harm in attack on I Gava West village, Gwoza, Borno state in 2013. (Morning Star NewsJOS, Nigeria, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While...

States Attempt to Fix Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mess

Originally published at the Virginia Free Citizen. Reprinted by permission Article 3 in a series on Common Core In Article 1, What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards? and Article 2, How Did We Get From...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Assesses Obama’s Promised Climate Rule

While other countries renege on their carbon reduction policies, President Obama is moving full force to make Assessing the Impact of Proposed New Carbon Regulations in the United StatesAmericans pay ‘big time’ for their energy while achieving very little...

Ten Questions on the Obama Administration’s Release of Criminal Aliens

Editor's Note: According to NumbersUSA,  on Thursday, the House of Representatives approved two immigration enforcement amendments offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act. The bill includes funding for the Justice Department,...

Countdown to August Recess

A Primer of What’s Pending, What’s Possible, What to Watch. The window is closing fast for so-called immigration reform to pass this year. The House will be in session for only 30 more days between now and the August...

Iran Power Struggle Between Khamenei Rafsanjani: IRGC’s Role in Politics

On Iran's Army Day, April 18, 2014, Iranian President Hassan Rohani launched an attack on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), calling on it to stay out of politics. His speech triggered responses from senior IRGC commanders and officials...

Window Into the Future

The problems with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (a.k.a....

Iran Steps Up Campaign of Terror against House Churches

Iranian security agents beat U.S.-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini.Saeed Abedini tortured, beaten. ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Iran’s secret police and Revolutionary Guard are subjecting Christians to a continuing wave of arrests, and increased torture and brutal beatings, in an...

Reaction to the Ad by Investigative Project on Terrorism Proves their Point

Backlash to the IPT's full-page New York Times ad calling for open debate about radical Islam's role in fueling terrorism shows that any mention of the subject generates shrieking accusations of bigotry. News organizations continue to be part...