1. Joseph Klein: An Undeserved Apology to Islamist Turkey
2. Dave Bego: Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive
3. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.: 'The Gatekeepers' - Voices from Israel Giving Warnings for the Future?
4. Kyle Olson: Teachers Using Social Media to Sexually Seduce Students
An Undeserved Apology to Islamist Turkey
By Joseph Klein
Thanks to President Obama, Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan extorted an undeserved apology from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in return for promising to restore normalized diplomatic relations with Israel and dropping trumped up charges against Israeli military personnel. After exacting his pound of flesh, Erdogan then began to backtrack on both of his own promises. [more...]
Time for Republicans to Go On the Offensive
By Dave Bego
During my recent trip to Washington, D.C. I was asked to speak to the Republican Whip Committee, a group of approximately 50 Republican U.S. House members charged with the responsibility of preparing and securing support for passage of "priority" legislation. I used this time to provide the Whip Committee with the background of my battle against the SEIU and the tactics the SEIU utilized against my company, employees, customers and family, and then drew the parallel to the tactics utilized by the current Administration and the Democratic Party to push forward their progressive agenda. I concluded by encouraging the Committee to adopt the tactics that led us to victory - to go on the offensive; to make the opponent defend its lies; and to expose the misinformation, propaganda, coercion, intimidation and diversion tactics utilized to achieve their goals. [more...]
'The Gatekeepers' - Voices from Israel Giving Warnings for the Future?
'The Gatekeepers,' a new documentary movie by Dror Moreh, provides haunting one-on-one interviews with each of the six surviving former heads of Shin Bet who nearly consecutively ran the secretive, counterterrorist Israeli security service from 1980 to 2011. While these former heads of the Shin Bet all agree that the fight against terrorism is a necessary and righteous one, their interviews in this film are disturbing yet honest musings. And they shed light on the morality and potential effectiveness regarding the way the war on terrorism was fought in their country; and they, by extension, share hard won wisdom that might be useful in thinking about how the U.S. war on terror is now being fought the world over. [more...]
Teachers Using Social Media to Sexually Seduce Students
By Kyle Olson
Omaha middle school teacher Shad Knutson found a new way to connect with his students, and he used it to live out his sexual fantasies. In one year’s time, Knutson, 34, exchanged 26,986 text messages and phone calls - an average of 70 per day - with one of his 14-year-old female students. He exchanged almost as many messages with other 13- to 15-year-old girls at Nathan Hale Middle School where he worked. He promised good grades if the girls flashed him or discipline if they didn’t. He exposed himself to at least one of the girls on school property, and attempted to lure them into sexual encounters. The young girls complained to school officials, who reacted by transferring one student, but failed to take the accusations seriously. [more...]