Happy Independence Day: What Makes America Great?

Edward White,  With the July 4th holiday upon us, it is a good time to reflect on America’s founding principles and how we can ensure that our nation remains true to those principles, which made us the greatest country on Earth. As President Calvin Coolidge explained in 1926 during his address on the 150th anniversary… [Read More]

Jeb Bush: Don’t Trust Iran

Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a grave threat to the United States, to Israel, to other close partners in the Middle East, and to international peace and security. There is not yet a nuclear deal with Iran, but I agree with the many experts who believe an agreement is likely. Repeated concessions and desperate… [Read More]

TV Land Caves To Idiots, Pulls Dukes Of Hazzard

Steven Crowder,   TV Land – home of The Brady Bunch, Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver… arguably the best of the best place to find classic television. Until the PC police discover TV’s yesteryear, that is… In true “we-must-appease-leftists-no-matter-the-cost” fashion, TV Land issued a decision to pull the iconic American show, Dukes of Hazzard. Can ya guess why?… [Read More]

Obama, You Know You’re A Bad President When Jimmy Carter Calls You Out

For the second time in less than a year, former president Jimmy Carter was publicly critical of President Obama’s foreign policy, contending America’s “respect in the world is probably lower than it was six or seven years ago.” Carter made the unflattering remarks while at the Aspen Institute last week. Before touching on Obama, Carter was… [Read More]

Do Not Trust! Iran uranium stockpile reduced, but questions remain

Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a U.S. think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its monthly report on Iran, a confidential document seen by… [Read More]

Why Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists will lead to bloodshed

On June 29, Egypt’s top prosecutor was killed in a car bombing as he left his home in Cairo. He was the most senior official to be assassinated since Islamic militants launched an insurgency two years ago after the Egyptian military ousted Mohamed Mursi, the country’s first democratically elected president. The assassination of the prosecutor,… [Read More]

Patrick J. Buchanan: Quo Vadis, America?

“Natural law — God’s law — will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matter.” But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the… [Read More]

HITCHING A RIDE? US Navy weighs putting Marines on foreign warships

The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts — raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries.  A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore.  “Ceding… [Read More]

About that “polygamy is inevitable” thing…

Jazz Shaw, On Friday, shortly after the Gaypocolypse began raining down on the media landscape like an ELE comet strike, I had already begun musing on Twitter about the no longer hypothetical slippery slope which had just opened up. To be sure, we’ve had more than a few discussions of slippery slope items in years… [Read More]

The Power of Radical Forgiveness

Kathryn Lopez,  The power of love recently on display in Charleston, South Carolina has been stunning. For a nation beset by hate in recent months, from one city to another, the blood shed there has led to something better. What a deep reserve of love there must be among the family and friends of those… [Read More]

A few parting thoughts on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Jazz Shaw, Hot Air  Ed wrote on Wednesday about Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s final moment in the spotlight when he proffered his “apology” to his victims. With the reading of the sentence, we are on to the appeals process and many years of keeping this creature alive in a Supermax in Indiana. The day before the sentencing… [Read More]

Confederate Flag NO!—Che Guevara SI! (Says Wal-Mart)

Humberto Fontova, This week Wal-Mart announced they were yanking all items bearing the Confederate flag from their shelves. “We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” stressed Wal-Mart spokesman Brian Nick. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores… [Read More]