If you’re old enough to remember the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, you may be, like others, still fascinated by the event. In those days, people still had a great deal of faith in government. Kennedy’s death was mourned by the majority of us even if we were very young.
After the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, anti-second amendment types again are taking to the stump. Fact is Democrats could attempt to seize every gun in the land, and a premeditating murderer would still find a way to kill. Another fact is many of these murderers, besides being cowards, see themselves as victims.
You knew it would happen. As soon as news began to proliferate about the murders of innocents at a small college in Oregon, the White House began to promote a familiar narrative. Amid controversy over Russia’s ascendance in Mideast affairs, President Barack Obama again sidestepped foreign policy to deliver a speech about gun control.
If you haven’t checked out the work of talented cartoonist A. F. Branco, you should. Capitalizing creatively on breaking news of the day, Branco blends humor and truth in works that, in a meritocracy, would have won him a big fat award already. Alas, the top brand awards are usually directed to one side of the political aisle.
Most official ‘journalism’ awards nowadays go to people whose work is approved by status quo media primarily serving government instead of acting as the watchdogs they pretend to be.
Breaking news on a breach of Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s personal information is front and center right now because even left of center legacy media know laws were broken by federal bureaucrats. A DHS inspector general’s report revealed the complete lack of honesty on the parts of dozens of Secret Service employees who snooped on Chaffetz’s personal information and gossiped about it in offices scattered across the entire United States. Continue reading Secret Service employees ignored law printed in plain language before their eyes→
Former CIA officer Michael Scheuer rarely agrees with status quo Democrats or Republicans on foreign policy, and he is roundly dismissed by some because he is harshly critical of US policy towards Israel.
Scheuer is now weighing in on Russia president Vladimir Putin’s eagerness to take on the Syria problem, in an essay titled “Take the Russian Gift Horse’s gift and run like hell to North America.”
The FBI is intent on dealing with a source of funding for the terrorist group ISIL. Archaeological and historical objects provide ready cash for the Islamic State in the Levant group seeking to establish a caliphate. Think tanks say the group comprises mainly Sunni Arabs, and NATO characterizes the group as promoting “an even more fundamentalist and aggressive version of jihad than Al Qaida’s.” Continue reading For ISIL, looting archaeological and historical objects helps fund terrorism→
Taxes aren’t the most riveting subject you can talk about with voters unless said voters fear Uncle Sam’s hand digging deeper into shallow pockets. As Americans are bombarded with Obamacare taxes, customary federal taxes, state and local taxes, and numerous slyly disguised user fees—indirect taxes—on everything from mobile devices to Internet service to electricity, the subject of taxes will receive closer attention as November, 2016 draws closer.