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January 21, 2013
WEEKLY STANDARD — Barack Obama was sworn in today as president for the second time. The small ceremony took place in the White House's Blue Room: After, President Obama turned to kiss his wife Michelle Obama. "Good job, daddy," Obama's daughter said. The president responded, "I did it." "You didn't mess up," she said.... (more)


January 21, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH — What's the definition of irony? How about a sitting president who, after four years, has provided next to zero validated information about himself demanding that citizens of the United States undergo more federal background checks to exercise their most basic Second Amendment rights?... (more)


January 21, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed past 80 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said... (more)


January 19, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH — I just returned from a trip to Israel, where firearms are plentiful. Every citizen can get guns. They are encouraged to do so to make their country safer. And it is safer as a result. In fact, you might recall that before terrorists in Israel began resorting to suicide bombings, they first tried shooting up cafes and restaurants and other public places... (more)


January 19, 2013
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW — When the president surrounds himself with children while giving his announcement that reasonable gun control measures are necessary, bear in mind that those 'assault rifles' the government is sure to be going after were not even used in the Newton, Connecticut elementary shooting... (more)


January 19, 2013
RICHARD VIGUERIE — As a new year begins, the media always expend a good bit of ink and airtime reviewing who won and who lost the previous year -- and there's no doubt that because Mitt Romney blew his campaign for president by running a content-free campaign, establishment Republicans were the big losers of 2012... (more)


January 19, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY — A "faith" organization that gets money from "Open Society" founder and left-leaning 1 percenter George Soros says it doesn't want chaplains to participate in a prayer meeting... (more)


January 19, 2013
WORLD NEWS — One American was killed and two escaped unharmed from a natural gas complex in Algeria that was stormed by armed militants, U.S. officials said Friday... (more)


January 19, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN — Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars... (more)


January 19, 2013
BLOOMBERG — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2011 legislation curbing the collective bargaining rights of some public unions and not others was upheld in its entirety by a U.S. appeals court panel... (more)


January 19, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray will be gone by June because the company that makes them can't fix the privacy issues... (more)


January 17, 2013
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — Alger Hiss, Soviet agent inside our State Department, had far more influence at the Yalta Conference than previously imagined... (more)


January 17, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST — The culture war is part of a collision of two worldviews. Can the disagreements between these worldviews be settled through rational discussion?... (more)


January 17, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Whenever a politician proposes a policy surrounded by children, skepticism is in order. But skepticism, logic and sound argumentation are the enemies of President Obama in his gun control push, which kicked off Wednesday on a White House stage filled with kids... (more)


January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON POST — The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama's plans as "the fight of the century" in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as "the SHOT show," in Las Vegas... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama's proposals for gun control are unlikely to even be considered by Republicans in the House, let alone approved. Obama Wednesday is announcing his plan for bans of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, mandatory federal background checks for all gun buyers, and a new law to snuff out gun trafficking... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX — The conservative group FreedomWatch is suing the White House task force that led to the gun control proposals offered by President Barack Obama Wednesday. FreedomWatch's suit is based on the argument that the White House group conducted illegal meetings with lobbyists without public notice that's required... (more)


January 17, 2013
NEWSMAX — A veteran Oregon lawman has told the White House he'll refuse to enforce any and all regulations proposed by President Barack Obama, CNN reports. "Politicians are attempting to exploit the death of innocent victims for laws that would prevent honest, law-abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines," Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller says in a defiant letter to Vice President Joe Biden... (more)


January 17, 2013
JERUSALEM POST — A day after American Jewish columnist Jeffrey Goldberg quoted President Barack Obama as saying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not understand what is in Israel's best interest, Netanyahu visited the Gaza border on Wednesday and essentially shot back, "Yes I do"... (more)


January 17, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday the U.S. "will take all necessary and proper steps" to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage... (more)


January 17, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS — A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens. A bill (SB 92) that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from gathering evidence or other information flew through the Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote Tuesday... (more)


January 16, 2013
BLOOMBERG — President Barack Obama proposed the most ambitious set of gun control proposals in decades, calling for a renewal of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and setting out 23 executive actions he'll take such as ordering agencies to share data for background checks and addressing mental health issues... (more)


January 16, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN — The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre... (more)


January 16, 2013
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — A day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to release Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations to curb gun violence in the United States, the National Rifle Association told U.S. News and World Report that they have seen membership grow by 250,000 in the month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut... (more)


January 16, 2013
DENNIS PRAGER — Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism "has nothing to offer when people are suffering."... (more)