May 13, 2013 08:41 PM
As with so much Republican “outrage,” GOP indignation is misplaced and disingenuous.
Whether it is Republican “outrage” over Benghazi—outrage over Hillary’s dereliction of duty and the Obama Administration’s general incompetence—or the IRS’s targeting so-called “conservative” groups for harassment and persecution, the outrage never goes to the heart of the real issue. As with American politics generally, GOP “outrage” over IRS abuse or about the president’s imperial incompetence is superficial and distracting. In the case of Benghazi, the real issue is what the CIA is up to in Libya that provoked the attack and continues to fuel war and rebellion in other countries in and around the region, which the CIA and White House desperately are trying to cover up—almost certainly gunrunning to extremist Islamic rebels in Syria and beyond. Can you say "Watergate" and “Iran-Contra” Obama style? Can you say "impeachment?"
May 13, 2013 08:25 AM
Bravo! At last, a few courageous Republicans are bucking the White House and their own congressional leadership to oppose ill-advised cuts to Social Security. Reps. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Phil Gingrey (R-GA) are actively opposing the Washington Establishment's efforts to chisel annual cost of living allowances (COLAs) that protect seniors against inflation.
Apr 27, 2013 09:34 AM
(VIDEO) In an Interview last week with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co
., Judge Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement yesterday of the government’s using drones to kill suspected robbers is unequivocally not a change in Paul’s original position on drones. The only problem is, as the Judge pointed out, the Senator’s original position on drones was critically flawed, watered down and inadequate to begin with. Napolitano succinctly demonstrated why Paul’s 13-hour filibuster failed to go to the heart of the matter where drones are concerned.
Apr 22, 2013 11:38 AM
It is time to close down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and dismantle the affiliated national-security apparatus operating in the shadows (involving more than 30 separate federal agencies) that has grown up around it since 9/11. It is also time to rein in the CIA and reorganize the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shut down its proactive counterterrorism operations and revert the FBI to its former role as a reactive, domestic law-enforcement agency. Prophylactic government—PRECRIME—is antithetical to liberty and contrary to basic American values...AND it fails to make us safer.
Apr 18, 2013 07:02 AM
A Promise Made Is A Debt Unpaid.
Reneging on Congress’s Social Security promises by chiseling COLA payments through the Chained-CPA ruse would be every bit as devastating to the integrity and legitimacy of the United States Government as would reneging on interest or on principal repayment of the national debt held by the public. Which raises an interesting question: The principal on Treasury-Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) currently is adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U, not the CPI-W. Will the Chained-CPI also apply to TIPS, and if not, why not? If so, this switch would represent the first step in reneging on the full faith and credit of the United States Government. And if that is the case, which it indisputably would be, why isn’t it also a crack in the full faith and credit of the United States Government to go back on the promise—the debt—to seniors who faithfully and diligently paid their payroll taxes every payday expecting the government to make good on its promise?
Apr 05, 2013 07:18 AM
(REPRISE) With reports circulating all over Washington today that President Obama will go public this week with a proposal to cut Socia Security for CURRENT Social Security recipients, it is a good time to reprise warnings I have been issuing about Obama's secret agreement with Congress. If seniors don't wake up immediately, they will discover they've been had by the Washington politicians while they slept. Here is a warning I posted right after the last election: "Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner reiterated yesterday that the GOP is willing to push investors and the economy into the ditch by raising taxes if the Democrats agree to push old people off a cliff by cutting Social Security and other entitlemets." (Check back daily for reprise warnings from the past several years or go to Dr. Hunter's archive
and browse through his blogs and op-eds.)
Mar 28, 2013 11:48 AM
ObamaCare was not supposed to affect seniors on Medicare but it does, and it already has started to squeeze Medicare, which in turn squeezes healthcare providers who in turn squeeze the medical care seniors receive by rationing, delayed treatment, substandard care and even outright denial of care.
Mar 11, 2013 11:07 AM
So, neo-clown Senator Lindsey Graham is offended, is he, by Rand Paul's asking President Obama, “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?” Offended? How hilarious. That’s like a Cardinal of the Catholic Church saying he is offended by the mother of a young son asking a priest, “Are you a pedophile?”
Feb 22, 2013 10:56 AM
(VIDEO) The degradation of America resulting from police and military violence will not go on forever before a minority of people rebels against it. If the debasement is to be halted and reversed in time to prevent a rebellion from thrusting the country into internal warfare with itself, it will require people of the right—traditional conservatives and people of faith—to cease worshiping cops and soldiers, give up their dark romance with institutionalized violence and join with constitutionalists and libertarians to dismantle the welfare-warfare-police state before it is too late.
Feb 12, 2013 09:24 AM
Whenever police are pursuing suspects, it is official, acceptable policy for officers to do anything they need to do, spend any amount of public resources to protect their own safety regardless of what it means to the safety of innocent bystanders. In a world where police privilege and protection take precedence over citizens' rights, people are well advised if they see police anywhere near them to stay very far away - and hope the police don’t mistake them or their automobile for a suspect or his car. In American police rampages, no less than in U.S. military drone attacks overseas, innocent people are nothing more than potential collateral damage.