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.
The Smoking Gun in the IRS Scandal, Part One
By Cliff Kincaid
Jeffrey Lord’s story in the American Spectator about a “smoking gun” in the IRS scandal has backfired. He implied that the head of the IRS union had personally met with President Obama to plot against the Tea Party when there is no evidence of such a meeting or such plotting.
Mother Nature’s Message to Mankind
By Alan Caruba
After a tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma in 1999, people returned and rebuilt their homes and other structures destroyed by it.
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?”
U.S. administration wrongly advocates the Islamist interpretation of Islamophobia
By Dr. Walid Phares
The State Department issued a report denouncing what it called “a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia.” It said that “Muslims also faced new restrictions in 2012 in countries ranging from Belgium, which banned face-covering religious attire in classrooms, to India[,] where schools in Mangalore restricted headscarves.”
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.
Recent CFP Columns
How Hockey Explains Financial Planning
By Guest Column --Financial, Business, Economy
This is one of the greatest weeks in sport every year. We find ourselves generally deep in the NHL playoffs while at the same time the Memorial Cup takes place to crown the best Junior Hockey team in Canada so it is an opportune time to speak to the one thing that’s even more important to Canadians than their future financial security: hockey!
Oklahoma Tornado News
By News on the Net --Energy - Environment
Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris as toll lowered
Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in an Oklahoma town hit by a powerful tornado, and officials on Tuesday sharply lowered the number of deaths caused by the storm.
Forty five minutes of twister terror that left 91 dead: Seven children found drowned in school and officials fear 24 more have perished after giant two-mile wide tornado pulverises Oklahoma
Triage: Obama Summons Media Lapdogs to Secret White House Meeting
By Warner Todd Huston --Media - Media Bias
A desperate search is underway for survivors after a giant two-mile wide tornado roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma leaving 91 dead, including seven children who drowned in a pool of water at their school.
Spotted: @joshtpm @capehartj @ezraklein & other lefty columnists headed into the West Wing as a group. POTUS coffee? Carney meeting? Anyone?
IER/AEA: A Free Market Energy Organization
By Robert L. Bradley, Jr. --Energy - Environment
In his recent Huffington Post piece, Elliott Negin of the Union of Concerned Scientists portrays the Institute for Energy Research (IER) and its advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance (AEA), as “a front organization for the oil and gas industry.” The title of his piece says it all: “Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation.”
Criminal alien allegedly rapes, brutalizes 9-year-old in ‘Sanctuary City’
By Jim Kouri --Crime - Security
An Ecuadorian criminal alien, who was released last year when Baltimore, Md., became a sanctuary city, was arrested by federal agents for the violent rape of a 9-year-old girl, according to a Judicial Watch report released on Monday.
Prince Charles: Too “Green” to be King?
By Dennis Avery --Energy - Environment
CHURCHVILLE, VA—Prince Charles recently made his most outspoken criticism yet of the world’s failure to reduce CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, British families have seen no global warming trend in 16 years, while their electric bills have doubled to support expensive and unreliable wind turbines.
Hizbollah’s Struggle for Domestic Survival: Lebanese Discourse on the Social Networks
By INSS --Middle East
Hizbollah’s increasingly apparent involvement in the bloodshed in Syria has hurt the organization’s legitimacy and popularity within Lebanon. The developments and discourse in the Lebanese social media in recent months indicate the depth of the crises that Hizbollah now faces. The terms “civil war,” “confrontation,” “political vacuum” and “sectarian struggle” pepper the online discourse frequently, implying that Lebanon is on a trajectory towards internal strife.
Virginia’s Cuccinelli Battles Democrats, Media
By Cliff Kincaid --Media - Media Bias
The Washington Post apparently doesn’t care how ridiculous it looks as it embarks on the process of destroying Ken Cuccinelli and other Republican candidates for top statewide offices in Virginia.
Dem Sen. Boxer blames tornadoes on global warming
By Marc Morano --Global Warming - Climategate
A Climate Depot Special Report debunking a global warming/tornado connection
Morano Statement: “U.S. Senators Boxer and Whitehouse and other global warming activists have descended into buffoonery trying to exploit a natural disaster in Oklahoma. Have you no sense of decency, Senators? At long last, have you left no sense of decency or understanding of science?”
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.
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.