1. Robert Spencer: The War at Home
2. Gerard Lameiro: Will America Erect an Iron Tax Curtain around us to Keep Corporations in?
3. Dave Bego: Big Labor's Campaigns of Intimidation and Misinformation
4. Joe Messina: The Pledge of Allegiance is Political?
5. John LeBoutillier: Did Pres. Obama Have to Be Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Fighting ISIS?
The War at Home
As the Islamic State beheads a third hostage and the world recoils in horror and reassures itself that all this has nothing to do with Islam, it is useful to remember that jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices amid the rush to dissociate Islam from the mounting violence committed in its name and in accord with its literal teachings. Take, for example, a Muslim from Seattle, Ali Muhammad Brown who is "currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged murder of a college student in late June." He has "already been charged with gunning down two men at 29th and King Street in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood on June 1." And he is "now the prime suspect in a fourth homicide." [more...]
Will America Erect an Iron Tax Curtain around us to Keep Corporations in?
In a powerful and profound Editorial this week, The Wall Street Journal presents new information from the Tax Foundation that America’s tax burden on businesses is nearly the worst in the industrialized world. That’s right, America is ranked number 32 out of 34 of industrialized nations that are part of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). This ranking is from a new index that utilizes 40 tax policy variables in its index. If that's not enough bad news, there are some who want to raise the taxes even further, and erect barriers for corporations that seek to flee America, looking for a reduced tax burden. [more...]
Big Labor's Campaigns of Intimidation and Misinformation
By Dave Bego
In recent weeks, Big Labor's campaigns of intimidation and misinformation have risen to new heights. This is highlighted by the recent headline Unions say they’ll get even with Scott Walker, for passing popular laws restricting collective bargaining agreements and dues collection in Wisconsin. Such tactics are typical big labor strategy, as chronicled in The Devil at Our Doorstep, which clearly exposes the SEIU’s Death by a Thousand Cuts Corporate Campaign to use intimidation and misinformation to achieve its goals. Unions accuse corporations of have an unfair advantage, stating that they have more money to spend on election candidates. The truth, however, is that unions are outspending corporations on campaign ads despite court ruling. [more...]
The Pledge of Allegiance is Political?
By Joe Messina
Now I've heard it all! The PC police at CBS Sports banned a commercial with a little girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. At first, I thought, "here we go again." It has the phrase "under God" and we don't want to offend the 20% of the country who doesn't believe in God and we certainly don't want them to feel left out. But that wasn't the problem. Then I thought they must have been tight on time and a 15-second Pledge would have caused them to have to bump one of those commercials with a hamburger-eating, sauce-dripping, car-washing, bikini-clad woman who uses the top part of her bikini to wipe off the BBQ sauce. Nope. That wasn't what happened either. OK, then WHAT? The knuckleheads at CBS Sports decided that it was too political. Yup, the Pledge of Allegiance is too political. [more...]
Did Pres. Obama Have to Be Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Fighting ISIS?
Was President Obama's ISIS speech a game-changer – or more of the same? Is he fully invested in destroying ISIS – or is he again "leading from behind?" What effect will this have on this year's elections? Is November going to be a "wave" election? Will it be a big year for the GOP? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS. [more...]