Cover Stories, News
Western leaders wearing Winnie’s Necklace to Mandela Memorial
By Judi McLeod
Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush will all figuratively wear a necklace at Nelson Mandela’s memorial tomorrow—the Winnie Mandela necklace that is the most grotesque one of all time.
Obamacare Architect Now Says If You Want to Keep Your Doctor, You Have To Pay More
By Alan Joel
On Sunday, the architect of Obamacare, Zeke Emanuel, modified another one of Obama’s promises. This time, he explained the “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” now actually means “if you want to, you can pay for it,”.
Why America is Exceptional
By Jeff Lukens
The United States is the most dynamic and powerful nation in world history. No major issue of global peace or stability can be resolved without involvement by the United States. This state of affairs did not occur by accident. It is testimony of the exceptional nature of this land and its people.
“Robbing” and the “War on Christmas”
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Psychological projection was described by Sigmund Freud as an immature “defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world.” (Sigmund Freud, Case Histories II, p. 132)
Why Israel is losing the propaganda war and what she should to do about it
By Ted Belman
During the UN World Conference in Durban in 2001, large numbers of NGOs organized a parallel NGO Forum which produced what is known as “The NGO Declaration.”
NGO Monitor reported,
Iran is Now Obama’s BFF
By Alan Caruba
“[It] was written in highly politicized language and reflected a concerted effort to undermine Israel. Article 164 states targeted victims of Israel’s brand of apartheid and ethnic cleansing methods have been in particular children, women and refugees. Article 425 announces a policy of complete and total isolation of Israel as an apartheid state…the imposition of mandatory and comprehensive sanctions and embargoes, the full cessation of all links (diplomatic, economic, social, aid, military cooperation and training) between all states and Israel. Furthermore, Article 426 talks of condemnation of those states who are supporting, aiding and abetting the Israeli apartheid state and its perpetration of racist crimes against humanity including ethnic cleansing, acts of genocide.”
News about events in Syria took a nosedive the moment the Russians stepped in to take on the job of destroying Bashar Assad’s arsenal of poison gas. It’s not as if Syrians aren’t still dying.
What Would Karl Marx Do? Faith Leaders Enter The Minimum Wage Debate
By Austin Hill
“Upholding the dignity of the laborer.” “Seeking justice for workers.” Pastors, priests and rabbis who lend their support to striking fast food and retail workers use such high-minded language to describe their behavior.
The Democrat Dystopia
By Michael Oberndorf, RPA
We often hear the claim that the end result of Democrat/progressive/Marxist policies is a utopian society where everyone is equal on every level, no one is ever offended, much less racist, everyone has meaningful, self-fulfilling employment, and we all eat cake and live happily ever after.
Recent CFP Columns
Is Salafist Jihadism Making Inroads into the Israeli-Palestinian Arena?
By INSS --Middle East
Two noteworthy incidents that were reported recently in Israel involved operatives connected to al-Qaeda and Salafist jihadism who were engaged in terrorist activity in Israel and the West Bank. These reports emerged against the current background of concern in Israel about the possibility of another intifada in the West Bank. The question that arises is whether elements belonging to Salafist jihadism, which is identified with al-Qaeda and global jihad, have also begun to play a significant role in possible escalation to violence on a wide scale.
How to Help Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions
By Heritage Foundation --American Healthcare
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a health problem.
Rebrand ObamaCare all you want: A bad product is still bad
By Herman Cain --American Healthcare
During one of his many speeches trying to defend ObamaCare and its problems, President Obama said recently, “We obviously are going to have to remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment.”
Harry Reid saw the potential (dollars in green energy) before anyone else
By Marita Noon --Energy - Environment
We are weeks away from being fully immersed in the 2014 election cycle. Predictions abound, likening the 2014 cycle to 2010—when the House flipped from Democratic to Republican. Only this time, it is the Senate that has the potential to change. Twenty of the 33 seats up in 2014 are currently held by Democrats—more than half of whom are in trouble.
The Ocean Thermometer reveals Global Warming Lies
By Viv Forbes --Global Warming - Climategate
The UN IPCC and others with a vested interest in the global warming scare have not bothered to check what sea level evidence says about global temperature changes.
UK Independence Party councillor smeared by British Press Mail on Sunday claim of a ‘racist ra
By David C. Jennings --Europe
The headline in Britain’s Mail On Sunday, its lead story, shows a key leader of the right-wing UKIP party saying “send them all back home”. UKIP councilor Victoria Ayling is speaking on immigration matters. But The Mail incorrectly identifies this as a racist rant and falsely states that Ayling wants to repatriate all immigrants.
Obamacare – removing voters from government decision-making
By Rolf Yungclas --American Healthcare
Once the federal government has all of us purchasing government-sanctioned health insurance, we’re only a short step away from government controlling every aspect of health care, where there is not even a semblance of free market capitalism, with it all being managed by the federal government.
The Vatican and the Poor
By Jonathon Moseley --Christianity - Religion
The Vatican Insider newspaper in Italy reported my comments responding to Pope Francis that “Jesus Christ is weeping in heaven hearing Christians espouse a socialist philosophy that has created suffering and poverty around the world. It is impossible to love one’s neighbor as yourself without fighting against socialism,” I hope to explain further and propose solutions.
Egyptians’ right of protest is now regulated or obstructed?
By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah --Middle East
Egypt’s new protest law went into use last week. The law has been divisive. Muslim Brotherhood thugs and Islamists are flat-out against it preferring chaos and spontaneity. Families are pleased because it safeguards their well-being. Pro-democracy protesters see the value in a law to protect citizens and don’t appear to be threatened, but there is disagreement.
West Antarctic Ice Melt; Water or Fire?
By Timothy Birdnow --Global Warming - Climategate
Poor Global Warming just can’t catch a break. Planetary temperatures aren’t cooperating, nor is the rate of sea level rise, and now even West Antarctica seems to be gouging James Hansen in the eye.
The Debilitating Cost of Federal Regulatory Compliance
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
The Mercatus Center just published a new paper explaining how federal regulations actually discourage energy development, even low-impact renewable energy development. The Mercatus paper tells the story of how Logan, Utah developed a micro-hydro plant that cost almost $3 million in the U.S., but would have only cost between $225,000 and $375,000 in Canada. The reason the project was 10 times more expensive in the U.S. than in Canada was the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) regulations.
Ontario Energy Rate Hike Equates to Doubling Income Tax for Low Income Earners
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation --Energy - Environment
Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli unveiled Ontario’s long-term energy policy in early December, and it wasn’t pretty. It was an especially tough pill to swallow for folks already struggling to make ends meet in Ontario.
German Scientists Predict Global Cooling This Century
By Guest Column --Global Warming - Climategate
German scientists contend that two natural cycles will combine to lower global temperatures throughout the 21st Century. The scientists show that there is an approximate 200-year solar cycle, supported by historical temperature data and proxy data from stalagmites in caves. The 200-year solar cycle has just passed its maximum and will decline during the 21st Century. It is at least in part responsible for the warming of the last decades of the 20thCentury. The AMO/PDO cycle is also beginning its cool phase and will reach a minimum in 2035. The scientists conclude that “the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the “little ice age” of 1870.”—Jonathan DuHamel, Tuscon Citizen, 4 December 2013
Assault on Coal Brings High Unemployment to Eastern Kentucky
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
In 2008, Barack Obama explained his energy policy: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad.” He went on to explain, “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can – it’s just that it will bankrupt them.” Washington Times, June 19, 2012(i)
Is your child suffering from schoolitis??
By Bruce Deitrick Price --History and Education
Observe your child carefully. Does he have trouble reading even simple materials? Does he struggle with elementary arithmetic? Does your child seem to be learning very little basic knowledge? Is your child anxious and unhappy? Is he reluctant to go to school, to the point where he seems to be sick a lot? 0h oh, your child has it bad. Schoolitis.
Bashir Disciplined, Resigns at Last
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --Media - Media Bias
For decades, from the ascendancy and preeminence of Walter Cronkite until the chronic, heated attacks against Republican President George W. Bush, the mainstream media has exposed its left-leaning bias without any shame. Aside from an engaging twenty-minute interview/dialogue between Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart in 2011, plus marginal efforts from conservative websites like Townhall.com any effective attempts to expose and undermine this damaging bias remained non-committal or ineffective.
Clamor for climate change legislation foolish with Chinese, Indian economies at full-throttle
By Andrew P. Morriss --Global Warming - Climategate
XIAN, China — Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year.
Developed world not responsible for natural disasters
By Tom Harris --Global Warming - Climategate
An analysis released in October by the San Francisco-based Climate Policy Initiative revealed that every day in 2012, $1 billion was spent across the world on ‘climate finance’. But that incredible sum is not nearly enough, according to delegates at the recent United Nations climate conference in Warsaw. Far greater funding is needed to save the world from what UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls the “greatest threat facing humanity.”
You’re Too Old for MRI under Obama Care
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh --American Healthcare
It is not easy to find a doctor who takes Medicare in our area. When we found one that did, mom accepted him, no questions asked, based on his sweet, smiling demeanor. I was not so easily convinced. Call me from the Show Me State if you’d like.
New York Times Finally Sees Jihadist Threat In Syria As Crisis Rolls On
By Joseph A. Klein --Media - Media Bias
The New York Times has finally come to the realization that jihadist groups fighting in Syria against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are likely to be more dangerous than the “secular” Assad himself. In a front page article on December 4, 2013, with the sub-heading “Officials Say Militants in Syria Could Threaten U.S. and Europe,” the “paper of record” at long last went on record to state the obvious.
The politics of subversion
By Caroline Glick --Middle East
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday to put additional pressure on Israel to make more concessions in land and political rights to the PLO in Judea and Samaria. To advance his current effort, Kerry brought along retired US Marine Gen. John Allen.
Susan Rice slams Russia, China on human rights
By Robert L. Rosebrock --Military
In a speech at a human-rights summit in Washington, Ms. Rice said Chinese citizens “are facing increasing restrictions on their freedoms of expression, assembly and association.”
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Country Descends into Chaos
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Sources: Huffington Post, CTV, The Guardian
As rebel groups and soldiers ravage the country of Central African Republic (CAR), the international community fears the possibility of religious genocide. The rebels, known as “Seleka” (meaning “Alliance”), have been pillaging villages, raping women, conscripting children as soldiers, and brutally murdering innocent victims in recent months. Sources estimate that approximately 10 percent of the population has been displaced.
Bose QC 20 ups the noise cancelling ante while downing its size
By Jim Bray --Technology- New Products
If you like Bose’s original noise cancelling headphones, you may like the company’s new model even more. That’s because they not only work better than the already-excellent QC 15 over-the-ear phones, they’re also small enough to pack in your pocket.