1. Dave Bego: OSHA Opens New Door for Big Labor
2. Joseph Klein: Syria Learns: Don't Cross Israel's 'Red Line'
3. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.: The Chechen Black Widows - Female Terrorists in al Qaeda and the Tsarnaev Brothers
4. Doug Johnson: Rush vs. Cumulus: Where's Talk Radio Going?
OSHA Opens New Door for Big Labor
By Dave Bego
Last week, OSHA joined the ranks of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in furthering the Obama Administration's push to implement "card check" as pay back for Big Labor’s political contributions and ground game support during the past two presidential elections. OSHA’s latest published "Interpretation Letter," permitting non-union employees to utilize union reps as their representatives during an OSHA inspection is absolutely frightening! Just as frightening is that this interpretation has not been widely reported by the mainstream media! [more...]
Syria Learns: Don't Cross Israel's 'Red Line'
By Joseph Klein
Israel’s air force is reported to have attacked last Thursday a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that were believed to be on their way to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Then, early Sunday, according to a Western intelligence source, Israel struck Iranian-supplied missiles headed for Hezbollah again, this time in the vicinity of the Jamraya complex, Syria’s main research center for work on biological and chemical weapons. These attacks followed Israeli airstrikes early this year against a convoy of SA-17 antiaircraft weapons being readied for delivery to Hezbollah. With its strikes, Israel has made clear that it considers the transfer of dangerous weapons to terrorists to be a clear red line that will be enforced with severity if crossed and that there is no room for Syria to test the waters on this issue. The Obama administration, meanwhile, is once again leading from behind on the serious matter of preventing such weapons from dispersing, while the region rapidly deteriorates. [more...]
The Chechen Black Widows - Female Terrorists in al Qaeda and the Tsarnaev Brothers
As Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body awaits a burial place and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a trial for charges of using weapons of mass destruction, the spotlight has temporarily been turned to the elder brother Tamerlan’s wife, Katherine Russell, whose computer has been found to have al Qaeda materials downloaded to it and whose kitchen and bathroom show traces of explosive materials indicating the brothers’ bombs were likely assembled in her home. Katherine Russell, an all American girl who converted to Islam after falling in love with Tamerlan, was married to him in June of 2010 and together they had a small child. Russell claims that she knew nothing about her husband’s intentions and has, according to FBI informal reports, been working closely with them. The possibility that Russell could also be a terrorist alongside her husband raises questions for many about the involvement of the female “Black Widows” - suicide operatives in the Chechen terrorist groups that following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, hijacked that republic’s secular independence movement turning it into a Chechen “jihad." [more...]
Rush vs. Cumulus: Where's Talk Radio Going?
By Doug Johnson
The future of talk radio is changing and we need to see through the smokescreen to recognize where it's going. It seems that the number one talker, Rush Limbaugh, has become the whipping post of Cumulus Media as he's blamed for a large portion of the lackluster performance of some of their radio stations. Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey has blamed loss of sponsors and other revenue problems on the comments made by Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke last year. But Rush's side says that advertisers who left his show are losing business. Who's right and where is talk radio headed? The truth is a scrambled mess, with the actual details only being known by those closely involved. However, a little business acumen tells me that the chances are greater that Rush is right and Cumulus sees him as an easy scapegoat for bigger problems they're having. [more... ]