Tag Archive for "Foreign policy"

President Obama Calls For End To Catholic Schools

President Obama made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in front of a largely Catholic audience during a speaking engagement that was part of the President’s official state visit to the G8.  So much for the separation of church and state.  So much for the free exercise of religion.  Guess the First…
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CNN Anchor Asks If “A Little” Anti-Semitism Anti-Americanism Is OK

On the same day that the San Francisco City Attorney called using accurate quotes from muslim extremists “Islamaphobic” (CBS), CNN anchor Erin Burnett asked former First Lady Laura Bush if we have to  “accept” anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism “when we want to make change” in the Middle East?”  Please check the tags, this is NOT satire,…
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Hugo Chávez is Dead

The Venezuelan strongman died of cancer on Tuesday. As the CNN story notes, he left a deeply divided, economically fragile country behind. The vice-president of Venezuela noted that Chávez’s cancer was most likely caused by “outsiders” infecting him. Chávez was a populist; a politician who gained office by exploiting the worst fears of the population…
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Obama’s Use Of Military During Oscar’s Violated Code

Invited to participate in the Oscar awards ceremony by a trade association receiving $1,200,000,000 in tax credits from the government, First Lady Michelle Obama chose to surround herself with members of the United States Military who were used purely as window dressing to make the First Lady look more impressive.  At no time during her…
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Mychal Massie’s Incredibly Articulate Critique Of Obama Presidency

Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.  I rarely just run stories that are simply reprints of commentary published elsewhere, but I thought that this was a particularaly compelling piece. “The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was…
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Vietnam, Mali and the Al Qaeda Hydra

  What do Vietnam and Mali have in common? Well, both are former French colonies. Both experienced (and still are experiencing in Mali) armed uprisings by a significant portion of the population; both have had external forces arrive to help those doing the uprising; the French government made a decision to act militarily in support…
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Another African State Falls to Islamist Extremists

Photo courtesy of Times of London   Mali is a landlocked country (a former French colony) on the west coast of Africa; it’s primary claim to fame is that it is the location of the fabled city of Timbuktu. It also has a lot of gold. It shares a border with Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and…
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Can Obama’s “Hunker Down And Hide” Strategy Work For Another Four Years?

  Playing out before the entire country is a pattern repeated from four years ago.  President Obama and the Democrats use an electoral win to try to steamroll through a single project within weeks of taking office and then . . . hunker down and hide.  Four years ago a Democrat dominated House and Senate…
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Egyptians Storm The Castle

Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images   President Morsi fled the presidential palace today just ahead of a mob of protesters. What makes this action unique for Egypt is that the army did not fire on the unarmed protesters. Under Mubarak, it is likely that the response would have been deadly. However, that does not mean…
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A Return To The Pharaohs?

  Last Thursday, while Americans gave thanks and stuffed themselves with turkey, Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi declared that the office of president was free from any judicial oversight. Essentially, Morsi said that he was no longer beholden to any other branch of government for any actions he chooses to take. Almost immediately, protests erupted…
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Why Do We Tolerate The Racism Of The Washington Post?

  Demonstrating the worst of all tactics of censorship and intimidation, the Washington Post issued a racist attack on 97 House Republicans whose sole crime was to deign to express concern over the potential nomination of current United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State.  (Washington Post Editorial)  Admittedly without a shred of evidence…
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Immigration Laws Must Be Enforced – Both Parties Fail

  It would be fine with me if the United States deported everyone in the United States that is here illegally.  I know that I will be called heartless and a destroyer of families.  The truth is that the law is the law and it has to be either enforced or changed – until it…
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