10 hrs ago
Reed's company is problematic
Like most Upstate New Yorkers, I respect the Second Amendment as settled law. Anyone who has troubled to actually read the SAFE Gun Act knows the law does nothing to infringe on the right of law abiding and mentally sound New Yorkers to access and own firearms.
Thu May 16, 2013
IRS scandal offers conservatives a lesson in profiling
They were shocked, and rightfully so, that some employees of the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organizations Determinations office in Cincinnati decided that the groups most likely to abuse rules governing 501 4 organizations would be conservative.
Wed May 15, 2013
Messing With The Gun Prohibitionists
I like nothing better than to use the gun prohibitionist's own resources to send a pro-gun message to Congress.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Tea Party gets taste of profiling
They were shocked, and rightfully so, that some employees of the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organizations Determinations office in Cincinnati decided the groups most likely to abuse rules governing 501 4 organizations would be conservative.
Tue May 14, 2013
Obama escalates war on the First Amendment
The US Justice Department's secret seizure of phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press is nothing less than a continuation of attacks on freedom of the press that have been ongoing under the administration of President Barack Obama.
Is Boehner Helping Obama Control Your Rights?
The Washington, D.C. news source The Hill reported yesterday that ". . . Speaker Boehner is more involved in the behind-the-scenes wrangling of how to move a gun bill than the Ohio Republican has let on in public." They also report that powerful Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia has had ". . . a lot of ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Surveillance After The Boston Attack: Do More Cameras Fight Terrorism or Violate Our Privacy Rights?
You have already seen the private security footage that sparked the manhunt of the two Boston terrorism suspects, Tamerian and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Sat May 11, 2013
Intel officials unable to say who changed CIA talking points on Libya, lawmaker says
Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration's handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to "Al Qaeda involvement" were stripped from his agency's original talking points -- while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker ... (more)
Classified report could link Saudis, 9/11 and Benghazi
Nearly 12 years after 9/11, Americans are still waiting for the U.S. government to release key information about the attack that killed more than 3,000 of their countrymen.
Fri May 10, 2013
Boston bombings: Rep. King blasts Obama administration response
On several Friday morning news shows including Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," former House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King , R-N.Y., who led hearings regarding the radicalization of American-Muslims, blasted the Obama Administration's refusal to use the word "Islamist" when discussing the Boston bombing case.
Return of the anti-Muslim bigots
"These are not the droids you're looking for" - one reason that Obi Wan Kenobi quote is so well known and so often invoked with a wink is because it succinctly captures American politics' most favorite bait and switch: the tactic whereby partisans deny the existence of a phenomenon that's there for everyone to see, all so that the phenomenon can ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
2 Political Junkies
Could Not Have Put It Better Myself
Jon Stewart: Highlights: At 2:00 in, Jon Stewart says: You may be wondering why for Benghazi, Congress has held nine full hearings - including one closed hearing.
The Island Packet
We need to preserve our civil liberties
Let's not allow the tragic bombings in Boston to become an excuse to gut our civil liberties once again.
Wed May 08, 2013
Burnt Orange Report
House Tensions Run High as Deadlines Loom
Looming with the deadline that any non-local House Bills must be passed out of the full House by tomorrow night, tensions can run high, and that came to boiling point yesterday.
Gun background checks still in the crosshairs of bipartisan House posse
A bipartisan duo in the House said Wednesday they're not giving up on efforts to expand background checks for gun purchasers and pushed back against those who claim their proposal will lead to a national gun registry.
Islam not at fault in Boston bombings
There is a wonderful Quranic passage placing primacy on the sanctity of life: "If anyone kills another without a just cause ... it is as if he has killed the whole of mankind.
Serrano, Nadler, King Announce Funding for New Security Pavilion at...
Today, Congressmen Jose E. Serrano, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King joined Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska to announce that the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Courthouse has received $10.4 million in federal funds to build a new state-of-the-art security pavilion.
Tue May 07, 2013
New Jersey Jewish News
AJC guest sees little moderation in Islam NEW
A former career operations officer with the CIA warned that moderation is "not the norm" in the Muslim world, while the Jewish organization that hosted her insisted that peaceful dialogue between Jews and Muslims is still possible.
City Room: Liberal Party Endorses Catsimatidis
John A. Catsimatidis, the billionaire businessman and Gristedes supermarket owner running for mayor of New York City, picked up the endorsement of an obscure but potentially influential political group on Tuesday, adding another wrinkle to the Republican primary.
Inside the Beltway: Park Geun-hye shows backbone
South Korea President Park Geun-hye , commenting on the fate of North Korea should it launch an attack of any size or scope on her nation, to CBS News.