More than one-third of Americans are now receiving means-tested federal benefits, and Heritage Foundation analyst Rachel Sheffield says the Obama administration is planning to vastly increase spending on welfare and now measures the success of public assistance programs by the number of people signed up for benefits.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics showing nearly 110 million Americans lived in households receiving benefits from one or more welfare programs at the end of Read more [...]
Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Mich.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on NBC's “Meet the Press” today that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores” and that terrorists carrying European passports could get into the United States without a visa.
“Oh, it's a very real threat,” Rogers said of the threat to the United States from ISIS.
“You saw the very barbaric behavior,” he said. “And one of the Read more [...]
Dr. Paul R. McHugh says transgenderism is biologically impossible. Of course it is. Any first-year biology student knows that. In fact, you don’t need to take a biology class to know that chopping off private parts, taking hormones, and dressing like the opposite sex is not normal behavior.
Just because someone like Chastity Bono, the daughter of Sonny and Cher, sexually mutilated herself and become the fictional “Chaz,” does not make it anymore moral or rational.
Dave Blount reports Read more [...]
Time magazine retracted allegations that Israeli soldiers harvested and sold Palestinian organs.
On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.”
The video, titled “The IDF: A look inside Israel’s powerful Read more [...]
While I’m not proud of it, yesterday I stumbled onto Maureen Dowd’s column and saw that she is as upset about the perpetual Barack Obama golf game as anyone else.
True confession, up until that moment I hadn’t paid too much attention to Barack Obama’s endless golf game. I believed it because it fit my image of him so well (think Nero overlooking Rome going up in flames, practicing his swing rather than playing the fiddle). But, at the same time, it felt like a story that only conservatives Read more [...]
Rand Paul is rapidly emerging as a leading Republican candidate for the White House, despite his challenging views on policing and foreign affairs.
US Senator Rand Paul likes to spend his vacations helping people to see better. Last week, the Kentucky senator (an ophthalmologist) was on a humanitarian mission, performing pro bono eye surgery in Salama, Guatemala.
And while some Guatemalans are sure to have better vision as a result, Americans are starting to envision the possibility Read more [...]
It’s always good to hear that there is at least one government agency that’s doing its job, working for the people.
But it’s also very discouraging to realize that nothing is likely to come of it.
The General Accounting Office has issued an official report that flat-out states that the Obama Administration broke the law in swapping five Guantanamo Bay terrorist inmates for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by an Islamic terror group.
“[The Department of Defense] violated section Read more [...]
The Obama administration’s decision to let illegal aliens bypass security procedures and board passenger jets without identification has been confirmed in a recent letter sent to a member of Congress.
But it still is “irrational, to say the least,” according to a government watchdog organization.
According to a report published at The Gateway Pundit, a letter from the Transportation Security Administration “shows statements made to the media and posted on Twitter by the official account Read more [...]
I didn’t see cool. I don’t see elegant. I see somebody not even really human. I see somebody devoid of passion. You can spin it in his favor and you can say he is cool under fire, or you can be more realistic and say he’s cool only because he’s cold. And there’s a big difference. He’s without feelings; he’s without passion; he’s a programmed robot.
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Liberal anti-gun advocates like Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg would have you believe that the more law abiding people that have guns, the higher the crime rates. They fail to realize that many gun related crimes are committed with illegally obtained and owned firearms, not the legally owned guns by law abiding citizens.
Obama has been trying to push Congress to pass strict gun control laws that will only make it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase and own guns and easier for criminals Read more [...]
Officials at Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Ala. placed a sixth-grade teacher on paid administrative leave on Wednesday after he directed his students to reenact the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Brown, a resident of Ferguson, Mo., died on Aug. 9 after a police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him a number of times.
The reenactment came to light on Tuesday after Jessica Baughn, the mother of an 11-year-old Brantley Elementary student, complained about it on Sound Off Read more [...]
It has been reported that cops kill about 500 innocent Americans per year. Yet most of those stories stay buried or at best, see limited life in local media or the blogosphere. Only the select, as in selected by the media, stories become as big as the Michael Brown story. Certain stories simply transcend the perceived boredom of news headlines and become a part of pop culture.
Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda?
Is it because blacks in Ferguson rioted Read more [...]