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September 4, 2014
JEROME R. CORSI — Interest payments on the federal debt will more than triple over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office projected in a report released Wednesday. Federal baseline studies project the total federal debt, estimated at approximately $17.7 trillion, will climb to $20.6 trillion in 2024, with interest payments on the federal debt climbing from $231 billion in 2014 to $799 billion in 2024.... (more)


September 4, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.... (more)


September 4, 2014
TIMOTHY CARNEY — When the Carney brothers got together over Labor Day weekend, one of our activities was seeing how many countries each of us could name. (You're jealous, I know.) At one point, this became a debate over whether Niue counts as a country. This, of course, led to a discussion of what makes a country a country. Along the way, the question arose: is ISIS really a state?... (more)


September 3, 2014
LONDON DAILY MAIL — ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration's continued airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video... (more)


September 3, 2014
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa... (more)


September 3, 2014
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The beheading of yet another Western journalist, Steven Sotloff, has ignited another round of commentary suggesting that the Islamic State is the worst terrorist network ever. There is value in this: The current jihadist threat to the United States and the West is more dire than the threat that existed just prior to the 9/11 attacks, so anything that increases pressure for a sea change in our Islamic-supremacist-enabling government's policies helps... (more)


September 3, 2014
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama is "insulting" the American people by trying to play down threats posed by terrorists and other crises overseas, National Journal commentator Ron Fournier says. Fournier said Tuesday that Obama should "explain very honestly to the public what it is he's doing, and at least look like he's taking this seriously," The Daily Caller reported... (more)


September 3, 2014
MICHELLE MALKIN — The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble. While their Boston Marathon bomber brother Dzhokhar awaits trial this month for the bloody 2012 attacks that killed three and injured hundreds, his elder Chechen immigrant siblings Ailina and Bella remain on the loose in the U.S. after their own frequent run-ins with the law... (more)


September 3, 2014
PENNY NANCE — In a recent article, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a poll making the startling claim that nearly 70 percent of registered voters say the government should not restrict access to abortion. Although this is a convenient narrative, it's less than representative of American opinion, and I suspect they know it. What do Americans think? How does that align with leaders of both sides of the abortion debate? Let's be honest... (more)


September 2, 2014
WESLEY PRUDEN — There's chatter, and there's chatter, and only a trained intelligence ear can tell the difference. The trained ears are trying now to determine what to make of the chatter about a new attack on the United States, here or abroad and perhaps coordinated by the Islamic State (usually called ISIS).... (more)


September 2, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.... (more)


September 2, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Controversy surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks is poised to return with a "vengeance" this month, threatening political headaches for President Obama and Hillary Clinton, warns MSNBC.... (more)


September 2, 2014
NEWSMAX — Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan may have avoided losing his job over charges that the CIA spied on Senate members and staffers for the time being, but there are still troubles brewing over the unauthorized espionage scandal.... (more)


September 2, 2014
HERALD SUN — The Guardian in 2009 predicted five years of rapid warming: The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun's activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.... (more)


September 2, 2014
WASHINGTON TIMES — The globalists are taking the next step in the war on carbon dioxide. Scientists have linked this gas to the feeding of healthy plants and the blossoming of flowers, so the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations' global warming alarmist arm, last week let slip a plan for getting rid of it when the U.N. summit on the climate convenes on Sept. 23.... (more)


September 2, 2014
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY — While the world's attention was distracted by his incursions into eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin quietly made another provocative move that could lead to a direct confrontation with the United States. The Russian Navy sent a ship to remote Wrangel Island, planted a Russian naval flag on Aug. 20, and announced plans to build a naval base there for Russia's Pacific Fleet.... (more)


September 1, 2014
ALAN KEYES — This week, I posted an article on my blog in which I look askance at the way Texas Gov. Rick Perry has handled the indictment brought against him by the DA in Travis County, Texas. The various organs of the elitist faction media want us to look at it in terms of partisan bickering, personality politics, and the usual details of their shallow "soap opera" portrayal of politics... (more)


September 1, 2014
CLIFF KINCAID — Paul Goble, a specialist on international broadcasting and the propaganda war being waged over Ukraine, writes that "as effective as [Vladimir] Putin's disinformation campaign has been inside Russia, it has been even more successful beyond that country's borders." One problem, he says, is that the Western media treat Putin's lies as just another point of view.... (more)


September 1, 2014
AARON KLEIN — A newly released research paper from the West Point counterterrorism center cites U.S. weapons being sent to Syrian rebels that now may be in the hands of ISIS. The West Point paper, released in the August edition of the academy's CTC Sentinel magazine, is entitled "ISIL's Political-Military Power."... (more)


September 1, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Americans should assume "Big Government" is watching them, contends the author of "Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality."... (more)


September 1, 2014
WORLDNETDAILY — Intellectual Takeout posted an excerpt from a fascinating article by James E. Miller at Takimag, sardonically titled: "Facebook is Not Watching You." Miller says social media, in particular Facebook, is altering our concept of the news.... (more)


September 1, 2014
NEWSMAX — Sen. Mike Lee has called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards in a fundraising email for the conservative group FreedomWorks.... (more)


September 1, 2014
ROBERT KNIGHT — Even in the silence of the timeless Great Smoky Mountains, it's nearly impossible to get away from the world's aches and pains -- not to mention horrors. The only way to do it is to unplug completely.... (more)


August 31, 2014
DAVID HUNTWORK — The Muslim world has been without a Caliph and Commander of the Faithful for ninety years, and now the new fundamentalist Islamic entity in Iraq and Syria known as the Islamic State has put forth a pretender to claim the title... (more)


August 31, 2014
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE — President Obama may not have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, but the Islamic State has a strategy for the U.S. In fact, that strategy is set out, in part, in an al-Qaeda manual recently translated for the benefit of the U.S. military.... (more)