1. Joseph Klein: Russia Rising
2. Wayne Allyn Root: Obama's "Inside Job" Destroying America
3. Ryan Mauro: Assad's Agreement to Int'l WMD Supervision Game Changer
4. Kyle Olson: Federal DoE Brass Spent $7 Million on Travel Last Year Despite 'Sequestration' Cuts...
5. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: Is it Moral or Smart to Attack Syria?
By Joseph Klein
Following up on its proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles under international control for inspection and destruction, Russia submitted its plan to implement this proposal to the United States for review. One day after President Obama's primetime televised speech in which he called for a diplomatic pause before moving forward with any military action against the Assad regime, Secretary of State John Kerry sounded a hopeful note. He liked what he heard from his phone conversation on Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whom, Kerry said, "had some interesting observations about the ways in which he thinks we might be able to achieve this." This situation is not likely to be resolve so simply, however, and geopolitical complications appear to be mounting, as Russian President Putin senses his advantage and Obama's weakness. [more...]
Obama's "Inside Job" Destroying America
At Columbia University (class of '83), my fellow classmates admitted they hated America, hated "the rich," and despised Judeo-Christian values. We spent our days discussing and debating their plan to destroy capitalism and radically change America from within by electing one of their own to the Presidency. Once elected, the plan was to overwhelm the system with spending, taxes, entitlements and debt. Capitalism would topple, business owners would lose everything, and Americans would be brought to their knees, begging for government to save them. In that way, America would become a socialist nation. Recognize that plan? It’s happening right in front of our eyes. Barack Obama was one of my Columbia classmates. No one ever saw him, he rarely (if ever) attended class, even professors don’t remember him. Maybe he was too busy attending socialist or communist meetings and studying this plan, because it is clear he learned well. [more...]
Assad's Agreement to Int'l WMD Supervision Game Changer
By Ryan Mauro
The Syrian regime, at Russia's urging, has agreed to permit international supervision of its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in order to avoid U.S. military action. Bashar Assad's announcement came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave an unplanned answer to a reporter's question about how Assad could avoid American strikes. He dismissively said that Assad could entirely dismantle his chemical and biological weapons stockpiles. Shockingly, Russia publicly called on Assad to do just that and the Syrian dictator agreed. [more...]
Federal DoE Brass Spent $7 Million on Travel Last Year Despite 'Sequestration' Cuts...
By Kyle Olson
During the "sequestration" budget controversy earlier this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan predicted the sky would fall if U.S. schools had their federal aid reduced even by a tiny amount. "Kids are gonna get hurt," was his impassioned refrain during the kerfuffle. But the threat of “sequestration” cuts – which was known since 2011 – didn’t stop Duncan’s department from racking up the frequent flier miles and hotel loyalty points during the 2012-13 school year. All told, the U.S. Department of Education spent $7,054,341.36 on airlines, hotels, restaurants, rental cars and miscellaneous expenses, according to documents obtained via an open records request. [more...]
Is it Moral or Smart to Attack Syria?
The world reacted with justified moral indignation to Syria's use of poison gas on humans. The Obama administration apparently feels that the USA is therefore morally obligated to attack Syria. It may at first seem counter-intuitive, but an ancient Jewish principle is that when one group of people is being massacred by another group, an unaligned third nation should NOT dispatch their own soldiers, some of whom will die, in order to save many more of the victims. Accordingly, America should NOT send even a few of its soldiers to their deaths in Syria in order to save many more Syrian lives. Doing so is not morally righteous. [more on 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'...]