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May 27, 2013
SCOTT LIVELY Many pundits are weighing in on the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow open homosexuality into the organization. I, for one, am not surprised. The very fact that the leadership organized a vote on the question instead of simply standing firm on its existing policy, which was backed by a large majority of scouting parents and a US Supreme Court victory no less, told me all I needed to know... (more)


May 27, 2013
REBECCA HAGELIN Details about the Benghazi debacle continue to emerge -- in spite of the Obama administration's stonewalling. The implications of whistleblower testimony are troubling, to say the least... (more)


May 27, 2013
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Two plus two equals five. I mean, I really want it to be five. So let's just pretend it's five and, before you know it, it'll be five. After all, we are the ones (or is it the fives?) we've been waiting for. My narrow-minded opponents, stuck in the mathematics of a bygone time, would have us make a false choice between elementary addition and our values... (more)


May 27, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH Roger Ailes, for whom I have great admiration, wrote a touching letter to his colleagues at his Fox News Channel following the revelation the FBI had seized the phone records of his employees in a fishing expedition over leaks by the federal government. This followed, of course, the disclosure the Justice Department had done the same with employees of the Associated Press, the largest news-gathering organization in the world... (more)


May 27, 2013
NEWSMAX MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is comparing the ongoing hunger strike of terrorist suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center to the ordeal suffered by slaves in America. "This is the time to reaffirm our Americanness," Harris-Perry said on her Saturday morning program on MSNBC... (more)


May 27, 2013
NEWSMAX Lawyers fighting to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban are telling state leaders to be ready for the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case on a technicality. What that would mean is unclear. Voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008, six months after a state Supreme Court ruling allowed same-sex marriages, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday... (more)


May 25, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID Dan Rather used to say, "Courage," when he was on his way out. Shannon Bream of Fox News says their watchword is "fearless." Give me a break. Fox News has been anything but fearless. Fox News Chief Roger Ailes says, "We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth."... (more)


May 25, 2013
PETER LABARBERA May 23, 2013, was a sad day for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and another tragic day for an America in decline. The Scouts' corporate-driven leaders in their folly put sexual morality up for a vote, and when it was all over, the Scouts as we once knew them -- a God-fearing, wholesome organization -- were finished... (more)


May 25, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN Gird your loins, America. President Obama intends to empty out Guantanamo Bay and send scores of suspected Muslim terrorist operatives back to their jihadist-coddling native countries. Goaded by antiwar activists and soft-on-terror attorneys (including those from Attorney General Eric Holder's former private law firm), Obama announced Thursday that he'll lift a ban on sending up to 90 Yemeni detainees home and will initiate other stalled transfers out of the compound... (more)


May 25, 2013
POLITICO How is President Barack Obama like the Lone Ranger? MAD Magazine is having its say on the matter, featuring the president -- in spoof form-- as the masked, Old West ranger on the cover of its latest issue. (The Lone Ranger was a 1930s radio show that became a television program and comic series. Most recently, it was made into a movie, coming outin July.)... (more)


May 24, 2013
NBC NEWS The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years... (more)


May 24, 2013
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA The Boy Scouts of America Statement: "For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, with a focus on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training... (more)


May 24, 2013
WAYNE PERRY The Boy Scouts of America is part of the fabric of this nation. Our focus is on working together to deliver the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Somehow, Scouting has become one of the focal points in the debate on homosexuality. However, it is not the role of the Boy Scouts to resolve this complex issue, nor can the decision we will make today... (more)


May 23, 2013
ALAN KEYES This morning, I received by email the following press release asserting that when BSA delegates meet in Dallas this week, the votes they cast on the proposal to modify the ban on homosexuality in Scouting will be given by secret ballot... (more)


May 23, 2013
ALAN KEYES Whatever Obama, Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice, and other Obama faction officials were seeking to achieve with their lies about the terrorist murders of U.S. officials in Benghazi; whatever the full extent of the ideologically motivated political abuses at the IRS, one thing is clear... (more)


May 23, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST In 1921, Karel Capek wrote the play RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots), about machines that became intelligent and turned against their human masters. The 1984 Hollywood movie The Terminator was based upon the same theme. Intelligent machines, both malevolent and friendly, are standard fare in science fiction, of which Star Wars (1977) and the The Matrix (1999) are perfect examples... (more)


May 23, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID Jeffrey Lord's story in the American Spectator about a "smoking gun" in the IRS scandal has backfired. He implied that the head of the IRS union had personally met with President Obama to plot against the Tea Party when there is no evidence of such a meeting or such plotting... (more)


May 23, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY With a historic vote on the agenda that could change the iconic organization's century-old policy and allow avowed homosexuals, some 1,400 Boy Scout leaders from across the nation who form the National Council have gathered in Grapevine, Texas... (more)


May 23, 2013
THE HILL Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he doesn't trust members of his own party to negotiate a budget conference report. Cruz's remark came after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he thought it was "bizarre" that a member of his own party was objecting to forming a conference committee with the House to work out a budget... (more)


May 23, 2013
JOHN FUND The 2012 election season was filled with angry cries of "voter suppression," almost all of them regarding attempts by states to require voter ID and otherwise improve ballot integrity. Bill Clinton warned that "there has never been -- in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the other Jim Crow burdens on voting -- the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today."... (more)


May 23, 2013
POLITICO Lois Lerner might win the legal battle but she's prolonging the political war. Instead of simply taking the scorn of lawmakers for a day, repeatedly invoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination, and then moving on, she chose defiance... (more)


May 23, 2013
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY You can always rely on the administration of Barack Obama, a former constitutional-law lecturer (or as his resume-inflating fans put it, "professor"), to do the sleazy thing when it comes to the Constitution the president is sworn to defend. Thus, the performance on Wednesday of Lois Lerner, chief of the Obama IRS's Conservative Harassment Division, before the House oversight committee... (more)


May 23, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don't know her -- but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic-medical-records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which will soon store almost half of all Americans' health information... (more)


May 22, 2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the IRS asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational... (more)


May 22, 2013
NEWSMAX True the Vote, a leading voters' rights organization, has filed suit in federal court against the Internal Revenue Service following disclosures that the IRS has been targeting the tea party and other conservative groups for scrutiny... (more)