1. Doug Johnson: Rubio as VP Nominee: Would He Help or Hurt Romney?
2. Will McAndrew: EPA Wants to "Crucify" American Oil & Gas
3. Tony Katz: Free Our Fuel!
4. Ryan Mauro: Holy Islamville - Paramilitary Training in America's Backyard
5. Dave Bego: Taking of American Freedoms
6. Sarah Stern: Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism
Rubio as VP Nominee: Would He Help or Hurt Romney?
By Doug Johnson
Marco Rubio is popular, likable, and has some positive traits, but he has a lot of baggage that could bring the Romney campaign down more than lift it up. He appears to be the golden child to many Republicans. As they salivate over the chance that Mitt Romney can pull off an election victory against Obama, many are thinking Rubio could put the campaign over the top to win the election. But deeper examination of the facts shows that Rubio actually may not be able to deliver what those supporters are hoping for. In fact, he might just be a drag on the Romney campaign that would make success against Obama harder to achieve. [more...]
EPA Wants to "Crucify" American Oil & Gas
I for one am not buying the mea culpa offered by the EPA official who bragged about the agency’s "crucify them" enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies. The EPA official, Al Armendariz, offered a meaningless apology after telling everyone how he really feels. However, Senator James Inhofe is launching an investigation. The Senator said the remarks are “all a part of Obama’s war on domestic energy,” particularly on a process known as hydraulic fracturing, which is used to extract oil and natural gas from rock. Inhofe noted that the EPA, following Armendariz’s comments, went after natural gas firms in three states and tried to link hydraulic fracturing to water contamination. The Obama-appointed Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz’s claim in his apology that the agency is focused on “fair and vigorous enforcement” isn’t supported by the facts. [more...]
Free Our Fuel!
By Tony Katz
The president promised to fight for the middle class, but continues to stand directly in the way of projects that would create thousands of American jobs and reduce energy costs. Now gas prices are on the rise, hurting those Americans he promised to look out for. America sits on vast, untapped energy sources that will lower energy prices and create jobs at a time when we need it. It's time the White House stopped locking up domestic energy production. It's time to Free Our Fuel! NOTE: Tony Katz is prepared to discuss the rising cost of energy, the administration’s attack on abundant fuel sources and how this topic will impact the 2012 election. Tony is the featured speaker at the Free Our Fuel Rally in Tampa and Townhall meeting in Naples, Florida May 1st and May 3rd.
Holy Islamville: Paramilitary Training in America's Backyard
By Ryan Mauro
A radical Pakistani cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani and his followers testify to the holiness of a shrine where miracles allegedly prove his supernatural powers. The shrine isn't in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the Islamic world. It's in York County, South Carolina inside a commune about 36 acres large called "Holy Islamville," located on a street named Islamville Way. South Carolina officials need to understand what Islamville really is. [more...]
Taking of American Freedoms
By Dave Bego
The "Taking of American Freedoms," as chronicled in my new book The Devil at Our Doorstep, reached a new high under the Obama administration this past week, but the mainstream media continues its refusal to report on this administration’s continued march toward socialism. Over the past week, the U.S. Senate and the Department of Labor have gang tackled the American people in order to protect and benefit their beloved source of campaign funds - Big Labor and their "bosses" who continually funnel money into their election coffers. These actions beg the question Will the NLRB Decide the 2012 Presidential Election and the ultimate fate of America? [more...]
Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism
The Koby Mandell Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2004 as part of a State, Justice Commerce Appropriations Bill. This law created the Office of Justice of Victims for Overseas Terrorism in the Department of Justice, whose job it was to ensure that all American citizens, irrespective of where they were killed or maimed would get justice under American law that they deserve. I'd worked on a piece of legislation to take the entire portfolio of Americans who had been maimed or killed by Palestinian terrorists out of the State Department, which, to be fair, is concerned primarily with diplomacy, and put it in the Justice Department, where the primary concern should be justice. [Read the story of how we were able to make this bill into law...]