1. Dave Bego: Is the IRS Employee Union Part of Obama's Ground Game?
2. Joseph Klein: Mideast Red Star Rising
3. Rob Olive: Why Do You Need 'Assault Rifles' or 'High-Capacity' Magazines?
Is the IRS Employee Union Part of Obama's Ground Game?
By Dave Bego
It is largely accepted that President Obama’s re-election was in a large part due to the efforts of big labor and its foot soldiers. Apparently, the number of union foot soldiers utilized in big labor’s overwhelming ground game was even greater than initially realized. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), an organization which can be fairly characterized as the "anti-Tea Party," has played a prominent role in utilizing coercive tactics during investigations into Tea Parties and other Conservative groups in an effort to intimidate them and their members into staying out of the 2012 election campaign. Two high level meetings at the White House with big labor bosses from the NTEU and other unions occurred prior to the 2012 Election. [more...]
Mideast Red Star Rising
By Joseph Klein
According to reports, last weekend’s California summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, focused on subjects such as North Korea, cyber security and areas of potential cooperation between the two world powers. President Obama said that "we're more likely to achieve our objectives of prosperity and security of our people if we are working together cooperatively, rather than engaged in conflict." However, as President Obama tries to pivot away from his disastrous Middle East-North African policies to focus more on Asia, and China in particular, he finds himself faced with China’s increasing presence in the chaotic region he is leaving behind. Conflicts developing between China and the United States over Middle East interests on diplomatic, economic and even military levels are inevitable, made more imminent by Obama's reckless policies and shift in priorities. [more...]
Why Do You Need 'Assault Rifles' or 'High-Capacity' Magazines?
By Rob Olive
President Obama‘s twenty-three executive actions and the deluge of gun control legislation are focused on the way those innocent children and teachers died at Sandy Hook. The worst school massacre in U.S. history did not involve firearms. In 1927 in Bath Township, Michigan, Andrew Kehoe set off three separate explosions, killing a total of 44 people, 38 of which were children. Evil is evil, and it must be guarded against and dealt with severely whenever it rears its ugly head. The question we must ask ourselves is this: In a free society, does the presence of evil justify the abrogation of individual liberty? [more...]