Cover Stories, News
Benghazi Exclusive: State Department Denies Libya Weapons Buyback program Exists
By Marinka Peschmann
Danger. Danger. Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing also known as “rebels” bent on overthrowing Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (mirroring the Saudi, the Obama administration and Republican Senator John McCain’s position), have taken over the oilfields that once belonged to Assad.
America’s cry for help lost in the White Noise
By Judi McLeod
Back in the salad days of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, the first sign of the coming soft tyranny against We the People should have been the roughly 2000 car dealerships forced out of business by the anti-free enterprise cabal squatting on the White House.
Obama’s War on Fox News Reporters
By Arnold Ahlert
In a stunning sequences of events that unfolded yesterday, it was revealed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to intimidate the media went beyond targeting reporters and editors at the Associated Press. Early in the day, the Washington Post reported that the DOJ not only seized the phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen, but used his security badge to access records tracking his movements at the State Department, traced the timing of his calls with a Department security advisor suspected of giving him classified information, and obtained a search warrant to access his personal emails.
Is this still America?
By J.D. Longstreet
Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady asked during the IRS hearings last week: “Is this still America?”
Chief Palestinian Negotiator Displays Usual Intransigence In United Nations Speech
By Joseph A. Klein
Saëb Erakat, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Chief Palestinian Negotiator, addressed the 352nd meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People at UN headquarters in New York on May 20th. His message was wrapped in the standard Palestinian victimhood narrative. It contained superficially nice sounding words about the Palestinians’ interest in peace but only on their terms.
Silencing Free Speech on College Campuses
By Alan Caruba
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
More Secrets From Huma Abedin
By Arnold Ahlert
Huma Abedin, former Secretary of State Hillary’s Clinton’s long time aide with extensive ties to Muslim Brotherhood groups, was granted an arrangement by the State Department to do outside consulting work, even as she remained a top advisor in the Department.
The Dice Man Cometh: Would Sheer Chance be a Better Model for Obama?
By Kelly OConnell
Upon the convergence of three evolving and daunting scandals, and in the teeth of repeated policy failures of unusually repetitive and desultory consistency, let’s make a humble request of Barack. If it must be an unending litany of failure, broken promises and unfulfilled visions—might we not try a different tack?
Recent CFP Columns
Piers Morgan: Obama scandals are ‘vaguely tyrannical’
By Robert Laurie --Media - Media Bias
Friday night on Piers Morgan’s show, an amazing thing happened. He was interviewing Libertarian magician Penn Jillette and the two were discussing Obama’s myriad scandals.
Liberal Laughing that ‘Conservatives’ Were Targeted by Oklahoma Tornado Today
By Warner Todd Huston --Media - Media Bias
Lizz Winstead is a producer and co-creator of the Daily Show, the left-wing comedy show hosted by Jon Stewart on Comedy Network. After this destructive and tragic tornado whipped through Moore, Oklahoma today, she thought it was hilarious that “conservatives” were killed there.
Ponder Prophecy but Don’t Presume – The Hard Questions
By Rev. Michael Bresciani --Christianity - Religion
Certain questions among believers have been with us since the Lord’s departure and his promise to return. Some of the questions are why denominations and sects have arisen, but when they are not questions having to do with salvation through Christ’s finished work we must approach with caution.
The Obama-Media War
By Daniel Greenfield --Media - Media Bias
Revolutions are rarely undone from the outside. Mostly they come apart from the inside as the forty thieves descend into petty squabbling over the loot.
Oklahoma Tornado News
By News on the Net --Energy - Environment
HSUS Ensnared in IRS Scandal?
By Center for Consumer Freedom --Energy - Environment
The news in Washington over the past week or so has been dominated by news that the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt entities division improperly targeted conservative-leaning organizations for extra scrutiny.
Feds Give Wind Farms License to Kill
By Institute for Energy Research --Energy - Environment
Besides receiving federal subsidies and other financial incentives, the wind industry is getting special treatment from the Obama Administration: wind farms are allowed to kill protected bird species. The Associated Press has found that the Obama Administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind farm for killing eagles and other protected birds, thus shielding the wind industry from liability. Further, the Obama Administration has kept the scope of the deaths secret. According to an estimate from the Wildlife Society Bulletin, U.S. wind farms kill more than 573,000 birds each year.[ i ] The Federal Fish and Wildlife Service officials have even told a private company that it will not be prosecuted for inadvertently harassing or even killing endangered California condors during the expected 30-year life of its wind farm.
Detect and Deter Danger with ‘Sixth Sense’ Protection
By Guest Column --Crime - Security
With fully 12 million violent crimes committed per year, the United States holds the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous country in the developed world. An estimated 1 out of 5 Americans are victims of crime, which occur in our homes, communities, school campuses and a host of other public venues. Consequently, experts have for decades studied the behaviors that make one more or less likely to be victimized. And what I have discovered in my own work in the security field is that those who follow some key safety principles, including the 7 strategies listed below, are less likely to be targeted by criminals.
Big Green helps Big Wind hide bird and bat butchery
By Guest Column --Energy - Environment
It uses tons of fossil fuels every day, emits a greenhouse gas that’s like CO2 on steroids, can’t do the job it’s made for, costs taxpayers exorbitant fees, and makes the federal government look mentally ill for giving it outrageous subsidies. It also chops up birds, bats and scenery with roads and monstrous 400-foot-tall machines. “It” is wind power, of course.
Do You Feel Lucky? The Danger of EMP
By Frank Gaffney Jr. --War on Terrorism
In 1987, Ronald Reagan mused that, if the world were about to be devastated by an alien force – perhaps a collision with a large asteroid, peoples of all nations, ideological persuasions and political parties would come together to save the planet and our civilization. We may be about to test that proposition.
North Korean Defector Wins Human Rights Award
By UN Watch --United Nations
The award will be presented at UN Watch’s 20th anniversary gala dinner, where Shin will address ambassadors, NGO activists and UN officials.
Syria, Russia, and the S-300: Military and Technical Background
By INSS --Middle East
Concern that Russia intends to provide Syria with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems was one of the reasons for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Russia last week.
EU To Dial Back Global Warming Policies
By Guest Column --Global Warming - Climategate
The European Union, which has spearheaded efforts to curb global warming, is set to adopt a change of focus in response to concerns over costs and the impact on companies in economically depressed Europe. Under the change, the European Union will prioritize the supply of energy at affordable prices over cutting greenhouse gas emissions which impose burdens on industries, in a turnaround of the region’s energy policy, an EU official said Saturday. EU leaders will decide on the shift in energy policy at a meeting Wednesday. The change reflects requests from businesses in the 27-member zone amid the prolonged economic slump triggered by the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, the official said.—Kyodo News International, 18 May 2013
Immigration Reform Should Strengthen, Not Cost, America
By Heritage Foundation --Immigration- Border Security
Lawful immigration can bring important economic and cultural benefits both to the United States and to the immigrants. Americans rightly live and celebrate the values of America, including limited government, personal liberty, and free enterprise, and beckon others to join us. We are united by belief in our founding documents and our creed that all men are created equal. As Ronald Reagan said, “The immigrants who have so enriched America include people from every race, creed, and ethnic background.”
IRS To Administer Obamacare
By J.D. Longstreet --American Healthcare
From ABC News we learn the following: “The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
A Bee in Their Bonnet
By Paul Driessen --Energy - Environment
Chemophobic anti-pesticide groups are at it again. This time they’re attacking a widely used and safe new insecticide, but their assertions and real agendas are nothing new.
“The Devil We Know” Revisited
By INSS --Middle East
On May 17, 2013, The Times of London quoted “Israeli intelligence sources” who argued that “an intact, but weakened, Assad regime would be preferable for the country and for the whole troubled region.” The paper went on to quote “a senior Israeli intelligence officer” in the north of the country: “Better the devil we know than the demons we can only imagine if Syria falls into chaos and the extremists from across the Arab world gain a foothold there.” We do not know who the Israeli sources were, but the Times story provides a window into the deliberations and disagreements within Israel’s national security establishment as to the country’s priorities with regard to Syria.
Was the 2013 ‘Photo of the Year’ a Photoshopped Fake?
By Warner Todd Huston --Media - Media Bias
At the beginning of the year the World Press Photo of the year was awarded to Swedish photog Paul Hansen whose photo “Gaza Burial” took top honors. But only weeks passed before some in the industry began to wonder if the photo had been manipulated in photoshop. Some even said that it was a composite image. If this were so, critics said, that would violate the spirit of the contest. (Seen below with my little “helping” notation)
By J.D. Longstreet --American Freedom
With Memorial Day and the 4th of July (celebrated as Independence Day in the United States) fast approaching, scribes all over the nation are dutifully dipping their quills into their inkwells to scribble the obligatory few lines on the topic: “What America Means to me”, again this year, as in every year since, well, since 1776, I suppose.
Palestine - Turning Unreality Into Reality
By David Singer --Middle East
A TV show - “The President” - now being aired on Maan TV - a popular independent Palestinian radio station - presents an opportunity for the election-starved Palestinian Arabs to have their say on what they would do on a variety of subjects if they were elected as the President of Palestine.
Planned Parenthood Approves Boston College Honor to Irish PM Kenny
By Christian Newswire --Christianity - Religion
BOSTON, —Planned Parenthood - the USA’s BIGGEST abortionists - destroyed a record 333,964 Unborn Babies in 2011. Now, Marty (Martha) Walz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, is calling the Pro-Abortion Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny an “appropriate commencement speaker” at Boston College (BC) (Boston Globe, 10/May/13). BC named Kenny as Commencement Speaker to graduates at Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m. on 20/May/2013, when he is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from BC President Rev. William Leahy, S.J.
Hundreds of criminal aliens secretly released by Obama’s DHS: New data
By Jim Kouri --Immigration- Border Security
On the same day that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that she will travel to San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday to meet with technology and business leaders to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, a report was released on Thursday revealing that hundreds of criminal aliens were released from detention.
This week’s art news - call for sponsorship
By Tim Saunders --Lifestyle-Literature-Arts
High net worth individuals will be attending an exclusive art exhibition in Devon, UK at the beginning of July and an opportunity for sponsorship has arisen.
Gone With The Wind
By Guest Column --Global Warming - Climategate
The event, showcasing the work of renowned wildlife and sporting artist Neil Cox will take place at Kennaway House, Sidmouth between Friday, July 5 and Sunday, July 14.
The leader of the Scottish Government review of landownership yesterday pledged to examine ways of redistributing the cash wealthy lairds make from wind farms to benefit the less-advantaged. Alison Elliot, chair of the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG), said the issue would be investigated amid concerns that aristocrats are benefiting from the renewables revolution while the poor grapple with fuel poverty.—Tom Peterkin, The Scotsman, 16 May 2013