President Obama said yesterday that the US fight against ISIS would be a "long-term campaign," but that there was no military solution. Meanwhile, from Jordan to Yemen to Syria US military involvement is on the increase. Who's fooling who?
Sunday's surprisingly strong "no" vote may be less significant than Greek voters think. There is no way to vote oneself out of such a debt burden. Liquidation and bankruptcy are likely the only solutions.
California governor Jerry Brown signed into law one of the most restrictive mandatory vaccine laws in the country. It is nearly impossible to opt-out. Comedian Jim Carrey called the new law "corporate fascism." Why is the government playing doctor with us and what does it mean for our liberties?
By Lauren Aguirre, Kate Hardiman and Hanna Krueger
July 05, 2015, 08:19 am
The Democratic National Committee has unleashed relentless attacks on a handful of GOP candidates in the ever-widening 2016 presidential field, while virtually ignoring others.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have emerged as the DNC’s top punching bags, while the committee has mostly disregarded other campaigns — including that of businessman Donald Trump, who trails only Bush in some recent polls.
The Hill tallied the DNC's social media mentions of Republican presidential contenders, scanning press releases, tweets and Facebook posts from July 2014 through June 2015, to see whom the group has been hitting the most over the past year.
Paul ranks as the DNC's top target, with 203 mentions. Christie follows with 202 attacks, and Bush trails closely behind him with 199.
Surprisingly in June, though, Paul still took the top spot, with the DNC knocking him a whopping 71 times.
GOP campaigns are taking those hits in stride, touting the attention as a sign they are viable threats.
“It should come as no surprise that the DNC is targeting Senator Rand Paul with their attacks — he is the single biggest threat to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy,” said Sergio Gor, communications director for Paul’s campaign.
In his latest book, Swords into Plowshares, Dr. Paul reveals an intensely personal side as he reflects on growing up during World War II. The book also provides a powerful critique of the corruption and corrosion produced by a 20th century full of war and killing. Ever the optimist, however, Paul leaves behind the ashes of a 20th century of war to finish with a stirring, liberating view of the future we may choose if we turn from war and violence.
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul is no fan of what Donald Trump is doing in the presidential race, citing his "aggressive personality" during an interview with Newsmax TV.
Paul, who ran for president three times, tells "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner he is concerned about Trump's "take charge and take over" ideas.
"What I fear is that he may be tapping in to something in a sentiment and the people may love this aggressive personality that's going to take charge," Paul says. "That worries me a little bit, but yes, he's tapping in to a lot of feelings. When he talks about borders, and different things like that and the terrible condition of the economy.
"He taps in to a lot of people, but the thing that concerns me is that it's sort of like take charge and take over and we've had too much government taking charge and taking over and it's the government that created it and we don't need somebody with an iron fist to come in and say, 'It'll be done my way and I can correct all these problems,' because the solution isn't to have somebody strong to tell us what to do, what we need is enough people to have confidence in themselves and let the people make their own decisions."
Trump told Newsmax TV he would make Mexico pay for a wall to be built between the U.S. and Mexico if he becomes president. In another interview, Trump vowed to "bomb the hell" out of the Islamic State (ISIS).
Hillary’s secret war
Clinton approved arms for terrorist enemies of the United States
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
In the course of my work, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.
What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.
Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer. In 2011, he applied to the Departments of State and Treasury for approvals to sell arms to the government of Qatar. Qatar is a small Middle Eastern country whose government is so entwined with the U.S. government that it almost always will do what American government officials ask of it.
In its efforts to keep arms from countries and groups that might harm Americans and American interests, Congress has authorized the Departments of State and Treasury to be arms gatekeepers. They can declare a country or group to be a terrorist organization, in which case selling or facilitating the sale of arms to it is a felony. They also can license dealers to sell.
President Obama announces today that the US and Cuba will restore full relations. It is a good start, but many pitfalls remain. Will Congress block funding for a US embassy in Havana? And what about the travel and trade embargo?
Trial balloons have been floated in various publications that to defeat both ISIS and Assad in Syria, we have to re-think our animosity toward al-Qaeda. Will we once again be taken for a ride down fantasy lane by the neocons?
Perhaps it is time to be more careful what we ask government to do, and where we allow it to become part of our lives
While I disagree with Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, I believe that all Americans have the right to contract.
The constitution is silent on the question of marriage because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to Washington, DC.
I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington.
Those who disagree with the recent Supreme Court ruling argue that the court should not overturn the will of legislative majorities. Those who favor the Supreme Court ruling argue that the 14th amendment protects rights from legislative majorities.
Do consenting adults have a right to contract with other consenting adults? Supporters of the Supreme Court’s decision argue yes but they argue no when it comes to economic liberties, such as contracts regarding wages.
Talks over the Greek financial crisis essentially break down to the question of who will end up with the debt. Greece doesn't want it; Germany doesn't want it. All agree on one thing: the Fed should come to the rescue! How long until they do?