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December 16, 2013
BREITBART It's been a bad week for global warming. Cairo saw its first snow in 100 years. Oregon, like several other states, reached its coldest temperature in 40 years. Chicago saw its coldest days ever, and -- as if to add finality to the trend -- Antarctica reached the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth... (more)


December 16, 2013
FOX NEWS It's lights out for the light bulb. On Jan. 1 it will become illegal to manufacture or import traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, thanks to a 2007 bill that set strict minimum efficiency standards -- and effectively outlawed the ordinary bulb... (more)


December 15, 2013
RENEWAMERICA On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah told a rally of tea party activists last month across from the White House that unless Americans "awaken from their slumber...and reject the path of tyranny" decreed by the "princes in this town," "I'm not sure how many more days we have left of the American dream."... (more)


December 15, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID A group called PunditFact has a "Truth-O-Meter" which says that Bill O'Reilly's observation that Nelson Mandela was a communist is "correct," but only "mostly true." How something can be correct but only "mostly true" is not really explained. It is apparently a liberal's way of saying that Mandela's communism should be of no special significance, and that we should just ignore the fact that the world was deceived about his devotion to communism for several decades.... (more)


December 15, 2013
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY 'Go safely Umkhonto. Umkhonto we Sizwe. We the members of the Umkhonto have pledged ourselves to kill them -- kill the whites." These are lyrics from the anthem of Umkhonto we Sizwe, or "Spear of the Nation." The organization is better known as the MK, the military wing of the Marxist African National Congress (ANC). The MK was established by its commander, Nelson Mandela, to prosecute a terrorist war against South Africa's racist apartheid regime.... (more)


December 15, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES The story of the "fake" sign-language interpreter who stood next to President Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial took another bizarre twist Friday when a news agency in South Africa reported the man has been charged over the past two decades with murder, rape, theft and kidnapping.... (more)


December 15, 2013
MARK STEYN 'I don't want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life," declared Nelson Mandela upon meeting the Spice Girls in 1997. So I like to think he would have appreciated the livelier aspects of his funeral observances.... (more)


December 15, 2013
BYRON YORK It's becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, he stepped into an atmosphere so chaotic, disorganized, and unsafe that under any other circumstances the White House and Secret Service might well have insisted the president not appear.... (more)


December 15, 2013
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY The Republican establishment is fed up with the "outside groups" -- the conservative lobbying shops and super PACs that have pulled the party Rightward in recent years -- and this time, it's the establishment that is uninterested in compromise.... (more)


December 15, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY A recent comment by reinstated Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has prompted renewed interest in closer Israeli-Russian relationship -- despite their differences over Iran's nuclear program, informed sources say in a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.... (more)


December 15, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY The recent visit by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Cairo, Egypt, signals a renewed push by Moscow to extend its influence into the Middle East as U.S. influence wanes, according to report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.... (more)


December 15, 2013
YAHOO NEWS China's Jade Rabbit rover vehicle drove onto the moon's surface on Sunday after the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades, a huge advance in the country's ambitious space programme.... (more)


December 15, 2013
THE FOREIGN POLICY GROUP It was Aug. 6, 2011, when a CH-47D Chinook helicopter carrying Navy SEALs and other U.S. military personnel was shot out of the sky over Afghanistan. The helicopter, carrying elite special operators to reinforce Army Rangers engaged in a firefight, was attacked from the ground by insurgents wielding rocket-propelled grenades, witnesses later told military investigators. The Chinook crashed and exploded in a fireball, and all 38 people and a working dog on board perished.... (more)


December 15, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH If Americans are divided today -- and they are -- the most obvious and pronounced divisions are between those who live in cities and those who don't.... (more)


December 15, 2013
WASHINGTON TIMES It was last March when the country's director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, appeared before a Senate committee, and with the cameras rolling, took an oath to tell the truth, then hunched over, scratched his brow and proceeded to lie... (more)


December 15, 2013
WORLDNETDAILY The Kansas Supreme Court has come up with a response for when its own justices are accused of being biased toward the abortion industry and against a former state attorney general who investigated alleged criminal activity there.... (more)


December 15, 2013
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE A U.S. District Court judge has sided with the polgyamous Brown family, ruling that key parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional.... (more)


December 15, 2013
MICHELLE MALKIN The "S" in President Obama's DHS doesn't stand for "security." It stands for "sleaze." In the wake of Dirty Harry Reid's sabotage of the filibuster, Democrats have rammed through the Senate nomination of a shady Chicago crony associated with dangerous Clinton corruption and at least two visas-for-sale schemes.... (more)


December 13, 2013
MAIL ONLINE A landmark budget agreement that passed in the U.S. House on Thursday faces certain death in the Senate unless at least five Republicans step up to support it -- but so far there are no takers at all.... (more)


December 13, 2013
FOX NEWS The House approved a two-year spending plan on Thursday evening, in a strong bipartisan vote that underscored the desire by many lawmakers to avoid a repeat of the October budget showdown.... (more)


December 12, 2013
FRED HUTCHISON, RA ANALYST In consideration of a gay advocacy column by Ann Fisher, a gay rights bill in the legislature, and a public invitation by the [Columbus] Dispatch to discuss the issue, I write this short piece and address it to [Ohio] state legislators... (more)


December 12, 2013
CLIFF KINCAID If President Obama's handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro is news, Castro's featured presence at the Nelson Mandela memorial service and what the South African government said about him are equally newsworthy. South Africa was described as "joined at the hip" to Cuba and in its debt for "liberation."... (more)


December 12, 2013
JOSEPH FARAH This budget deal stinks to high heaven. Republicans have an opportunity to increase substantially their majority in the House and recapture control of the Senate next year as Americans finally wake up to the nightmare of Obamacare.... (more)


December 12, 2013
NATIONAL JOURNAL House Speaker John Boehner went off on outside conservative groups Wednesday morning for pushing against the new budget deal. Several key conservative groups are against the sequester relief within the new budget deal.... (more)


December 12, 2013
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP's ability to block tax increases in future years.... (more)