It might be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
So-called Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay told the UN that Israel has not done enough to protect civilians during its invasion of Gaza.
This might be due to the fact that Hamas, the terrorist organization that governs the Gaza strip, intentionally uses civilians as human shields to generate exactly this type of outrage.
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R) reported that the vast majority of illegal immigrants coming over the southern border are not unaccompanied minors in an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”
On Thursday, we chronicled President Obama’s series of decisions to carry on with his public schedule — a burger joint photo op, a partisan speech on infrastructure spending, and a pair of Manhattan fundraisers — in the midst of two major international crises. First, Russian-backed and -armed separatists in Ukraine shot down a commercial airliner, killing nearly 300 innocent civilians, including one American. The attack marked a dramatic and lethal escalation of the war in Eastern Ukraine, in which Russia is a malignant and destructive actor. New evidence appears to indicate that Moscow has been highly interested in obtaining the flight’s so-called ‘black box’ recording device, as Moscow-backed separatists restrict access to the crash site. The rebels say they’ll turn that evidence over to the UN…at some point. Meanwhile, Israel launched a ground incursion into Gaza, a move that reportedly caught the White House by surprise.
Madison — Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday he wants Wisconsin to repeal the Common Core education standards it has adopted along with most other states, making his strongest statement on the issue yet.
“Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin,” Walker said in a written statement.
Liberal law professor Jonathan Turley warned a panel of lawmakers that they “must act” in support of a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for executive overreach or face “self-destruction” as a deliberative body.
Turley appeared as a witness for the House Rules Committee on Wednesday as that panel considered advancing a proposed lawsuit that would check the White House’s recent moves to cut out Congress on issues like health-care reform, immigration and drug policy.
Judge Jeanine Pirro tonight blasted President Barack Obama for the illegal immigration crisis, accusing him of attempting to change the demographics and electorate of the U.S.
Valerie Riviello, who has worked at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center for 28 years, was removed from her nursing duties after complaining about a female patient being tied up for seven long hours.
Since filing a whistleblower suit, she told the New York Post about that incident and others, some involving withholding pain medication and food rationing, she’s learned of since she was moved to a desk job.
Just as the IRS tea party targeting scandal was erupting, Lois G. Lerner warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could end up being turned over to Congress, according to an email message released Wednesday.
The 2013 email exchange between Ms. Lerner and fellow employees at the Internal Revenue Service also says that instant message conversations were probably never stored and weren’t checked during open-records requests — even though they also fell under the law requiring electronic records to be stored.
The Obama administration, scrambling for billions in emergency funding to address the surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, is facing yet another accusation that it was asleep as a crisis evolved — this time, the influx of illegal immigrant minors.
Federal statistics show that the number of unaccompanied children making the dangerous trek from Central America — specifically Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — began to pick up in 2012. It has steadily accelerated since. More than 50,000 total illegal immigrant children have crossed since last October, mostly from those countries. By one count, the estimated number of expected apprehensions this year would mark a 1,381 percent increase since 2011.
The Constitution of the United States is rightly seen as the bulwark of American free institutions, a brilliantly-crafted machine to set the proper limits on government.
However, on this July 4th weekend it is especially important to remember and reflect on the meaning of the Declaration of Independence, perhaps the most profound expression of natural rights and liberty ever created. Thomas Jefferson called it, “the fundamental act of union of these states,” and believed it to reflect the American mind in 1776. The timeless principles imbued in the document are assuredly at the heart of “American exceptionalism.”