1. Rob Olive: How "Independent" Are We?
2. Joseph Klein: Showdown in Egypt
3. Ryan Mauro: Iranian Front Group Funded 30 Universities in U.S. & Canada
4. John LeBoutillier: Why is Obama Still Sinking? Will the Immigration Bill Pass in the House? What Can we Learn from the Mass. Special Senate Race?
How "Independent" Are We?
By Rob Olive
This Independence Day, it occurs to me that we Americans may not be that "independent" after all. By that I mean independence from our own government. A recent Rasmussen poll indicated that 70% of Americans believe we have more freedom than people in other countries. It's a shame that the number is anything less than 100%. We should be the freest country on Earth and one could assert that we still are, despite what many of us view as a steady erosion of liberty. Though the Rasmussen poll doesn't go into specifics as to the reasons for such doubt, I believe it comes down to two words: dependency and control. [more...]
Rob Olive is the author of Essential Liberty, a novel that presents a disturbing scenario in which firearm confiscation has become a reality in present-day America.
Showdown in Egypt
By Joseph Klein
Millions of Egyptians participated in protests all over the country on the first anniversary of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's inauguration this past weekend, including in areas where his Muslim Brotherhood has traditionally had strong support. Morsi's increasingly authoritarian style of government, worsening economic conditions since he assumed office and Islamist power grabs, and rising fears of an Iran-type Egyptian theocracy have fueled the historic protests. In fact, more demonstrators have poured into the streets demanding Morsi's resignation than came out during the final days of the uprising that led to former President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in 2011. [more...]
Iranian Front Group Funded 30 Universities in U.S. & Canada
By Ryan Mauro
The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood isn't the only Islamist group funding American universities. The Iranian regime has done the same thing on a massive scale through its New York-based front, the Alavi Foundation. The Foundation's Web site openly lists 30 "academic institutions" in the U.S. and Canada it has awarded grants to. The Alavi Foundation is accused of funneling money to an Iranian bank linked to the nuclear program. The president of the Foundation, Farshid Jahedi, pled guilty to destroying evidence before it could be submitted to the grand jury. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office investigations chief, Adam Kaufmann, said "We found evidence that the government of Iran really controlled everything about the foundation." [more...]
Why is Obama Still Sinking? Will the Immigration Bill Pass in the House? What Can we Learn from the Mass. Special Senate Race?
This week the Political Insiders explored why the President's approval rating continues to decline. They also addressed the politics of the Immigration Bill: will it even come up for a vote in the House? And what can we take from last week's Special Senate election in Massachusetts? Here are our shows: Sunday: Part 1 - Part 2 - Monday [more...]