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June 14, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — Admitting that "the full facts" were still unknown, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) nevertheless issued a statement on Sunday afternoon on "the senseless act of domestic terrorism in Orlando," saying that "it is not surprising that the LGBT community was targeted" because "This community has long been vilified by those opposed to LGBT rights and is too often the target of violent hate crimes."... (more)


June 13, 2016
DAILY MAIL — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.... (more)


June 13, 2016
NEWSMAX — The United States will never be able to stop terrorism as long as the Obama administration attempts to treat the attacks solely as a law enforcement matter, not as a struggle against an Islamic ideology that despises America's entire way of life, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton wrote in an op-ed published by Fox News.... (more)


June 13, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Obama on Sunday used the tragic mass shooting in Orlando Sunday to call for gun control measures. "This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub," Obama said during an appearance at the White House... (more)


June 13, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S.-born citizen from Port St. Lucie, Fla., has been identified as the suspect in Sunday's mass shooting that left at least 50 dead and more than 50 others wounded at Pulse, a "gay" nightclub in Orlando, Florida.... (more)


June 13, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Various reports indicate that the death toll from the jihadist attack overnight at a popular gay club in Orlando may exceed 50 people, with more than 50 others wounded. The terrorist's identity has been reported: He is Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American citizen and devout Muslim from Fort Pierce, Fla., the son of immigrants from Afghanistan.... (more)


June 13, 2016
ROBERT KNIGHT — Father's Day is coming this Sunday, and there's a lot to think about, given an incident that's still making news days after it broke. Former Stanford swim team member Brock Allen Turner, who was found guilty by a jury, was sentenced by a judge to six months in jail plus probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman behind a dumpster in 2015.... (more)


June 13, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The 2016 presidential race won't be a contest of which candidate Americans vote for in November but which candidate they vote against -- a purported racist or an alleged crook -- and that fear of an unwanted occupant in the White House will drive record numbers to the polls, experts predict.... (more)


June 12, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — You can set your watch by it: Whenever a scandal arises or intensifies in the scandal-plagued Obama administration, alarms go off calling for a "special prosecutor," and I am constrained to respond (see, e.g., here) that this well-intentioned idea is a bad one. So it is with what even the Obama White House now concedes is the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton.... (more)


June 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — An explosive report released Thursday suggests that Google manipulated its search engine to boost Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by burying unflattering stories about her. A video posted by SourceFed, a news and pop-culture website, accused Google of attempting to boost secretly Mrs. Clinton's candidacy.... (more)


June 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A correction to a frequently cited 2012 study has been issued, after researchers discovered they mixed up results purporting to show conservatives are more likely than liberals to exhibit behaviors linked to psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness.... (more)


June 12, 2016
CHERYL CHUMLEY — Carl Gallups, a former Florida law-enforcement officer who holds a special deputy status within the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff's department, as bestowed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and who now serves as a pastor at Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, has an idea to take on what he calls the transgender "insanity" sweeping the nation that doesn't so much involve politics -- but rather police.... (more)


June 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — U.S. Special Operations Command is on the hunt for U.S. gun manufacturers who can churn out Russian-designed AK-47 rifles. Military officials at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., released a market research request last month for "non-standard weapons." The list includes the iconic Kalashnikov rifle, the Dragunov sniper rifle, and machine guns like the DShK.... (more)


June 11, 2016
PHILIP KLEIN — There's no avoiding it: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are going to be the Republican and Democratic nominees for president, foisting upon Americans the most dreadful choice for the nation's highest office in modern history.Trump and Clinton enter their general election faceoff as the two most unpopular major party nominees in decades of available polling.... (more)


June 11, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — While showing an image of Donald Trump as a wrecking ball, veteran leftist operative Webster Tarpley told the recent Left Forum in New York City, "If we play this right, he can destroy the Republican Party." The comments, delivered at the major left-wing gathering of the year, reflect the belief among "progressive" activists that the Donald J. Trump candidacy can be used to destroy the Republican Party and usher in a major period of Democratic Party rule, under the increasing influence of an openly socialist faction.... (more)


June 11, 2016
NEWSMAX — Mitt Romney said Friday that Donald Trump will never release his tax returns because "if he released his taxes, he would lose support." "There's something in the taxes that's worse than shooting someone on Fifth Avenue," the former Massachusetts governor told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "That suggests there could be all sorts of things that could be troubling there."... (more)


June 11, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban claimed Friday that Donald Trump is not rich enough to self-finance his campaign. The NBA Dallas Mavericks owner told MSNBC host Chris Hayes his friendship with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has unraveled as a result of his calling out Trump's lying about his wealth.... (more)


June 11, 2016
JOSEPH FARAH — Everyone is wondering who Hillary is going to pick to be her running mate. Is it going to be Elizabeth Warren? Will it be Tim Kaine? Could it be Bernie? Frankly, I am very skeptical about all those names.... (more)


June 11, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The latest developments in the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private emails would probably be the top media story right now were it not for Donald Trump, according to MSNBC's Chuck Todd.... (more)


June 11, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The House voted Friday to order the Library of Congress to keep using the term "illegal alien" to describe those who come to the U.S. without authorization, saying that as long as federal laws written by Congress use those terms, so should their official records-keeper.... (more)


June 11, 2016
OREGONIAN — A federal judge has dismissed the charge of using and carrying firearms in the course of a crime of violence against Ammon Bundy and seven co-defendants, finding the underlying conspiracy charge doesn't meet the legal definition of a "crime of violence.''... (more)


June 11, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Jitters about the slumping economy over the last decade impacted the American bedroom too, resulting in a huge baby gap as couples gave up making families. And it's still lingering.... (more)


June 10, 2016
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — The morning after, the nation awakes asking: What have we done? Both parties seem intent on throwing the election away. The Democrats, running against a man with highest-ever negatives, are poised to nominate a candidate with second-highest-ever negatives... (more)


June 9, 2016
NEWSMAX — A ruling with the potential to vastly expand the number of California residents permitted to carry concealed weapons in public was overturned by a federal appeals court.... (more)


June 9, 2016
USA TODAY — Days after 17-year-old Zeenat Rafiq eloped with a man against her family's wishes, her relatives asked her to return home so they could throw her a proper ceremony. "Don't let me go, they will kill me," her husband Hassan Khan recalled her saying, according to the Associated Press.... (more)