Senators, challenge the President at your peril
11/8/2017 10:00:33 PM

Another one bites the dust. Another incumbent Republican has decided to move toward retirement rather than run for reelection. With Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s announcement against reelection, he sends a strong message to the other Republicans in the field who have refused to back the Trump agenda — they are unwanted in Washington. Flake’s announcement comes just weeks after another Republican opponent of the president, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, made a similar proclamation against seeking reelection. Both Senators have been vocal critics of Trump and have actively...

DOJ ends political targeting of conservative, religious groups
11/8/2017 10:00:13 PM

By Printus LeBlanc For eight years the Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama was weaponized. Religious liberty and free speech were constantly under assault. Spiritual institutions were forced to violate their religious beliefs. Citizen organizations were targeted because they had a different interpretation of the Constitution than President Obama. Attorneys General Holder and Lynch launched an all-out assault on freedoms of Americans. Attorney General Sessions is leading the fight to depoliticize the DOJ and put the blindfold back on Lady Justice. Early in...

Is the whole world crazy or is it just me?
11/8/2017 9:59:52 PM

Dr. James L. Snyder Driving across town the other day I was nearly hit by four different vehicles. One ran a stop sign, another swerved in front of me and almost hit me and I’m sure the other two were on their cell phones. After a while I begin to think my life was at risk here. I decided to drop into a little coffee shop and cool my heels a little bit. I ordered some coffee, took a table in the corner and just reflected on my day. Why is it, I thought to myself, do people drive so crazy? How do they get a driver’s license? Reflecting a little more upon the subject it...

Why did the Russians try to deliver ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign—three times? And what did Fusion GPS know about it? Was the Trump campaign being set up?
11/8/2017 9:59:28 PM

By Robert Romano Meetings set up with Trump campaign officials. Promises of dirt on Hillary Clinton being offered by the Russians. People involved were not who they say they were or did not furnish the information they said they would. Sound familiar? We’re talking about Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort’s June 2016 meeting with the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, right? The one where the promise of damaging information on Clinton was used to get the meeting but was never actually furnished? Wrong. We’re talking about George Papadopoulos, a former...

Vietnam—The worst years of our lives – Part III
11/8/2017 9:58:26 PM

By Harry Alford This war had a physical span of 10 years.  From 1965 – 1975 when we fled from the complex as if it were a plague.  U.S. civilians, state department employees and Vietnamese seeking to flee from the ongoing North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops moving quickly towards Saigon which they renamed Ho Chi Minh City.  President Gerald Ford stepped up with much courage and leadership when he did what none of the other previous two presidents would do.  We got out of Vietnam.  Suddenly, the madness was over -  or so we thought. There are 58,220...

Children and the opiod crisis
11/8/2017 9:57:48 PM

By Marian Wright Edelman President Trump’s announcement recently reminded us all that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency, but in fact it is also a national emergency and we must do so much more. Daily we read articles and see searing reports about the opioid crisis. We’ve learned about the role of some doctors and drug companies in exacerbating it. We heard recently about how Congress was complicit in making it harder for the Drug Enforcement Administration to stop drug companies that were shipping suspicious amounts of opioids. We read about parents whose young...

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down
11/2/2017 10:51:18 PM

By Jeffrey Boney Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us (it’s just the plain truth)…and it’s extremely hard to get the “New Jack City” ‘pookies’ of the world to put down that NFL pipe, because it’s calling them every day, all day. These NFL dope fiends can’t get enough of watching their favorite NFL team...

Why are sanctuary cities helping the Mexican heroin cartels?
11/2/2017 10:50:36 PM

By Robert Romano About 14 of the 284 rejected Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for illegal aliens by local law enforcement were individuals on narcotics charges, including trafficking, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security has revealed. The period covered the first three months of 2017. When an ICE detainer request is rejected, the criminal gets released prior to interception by the ICE agents, and is back on the street. No word on if they ever turn up for their court dates — why would they...

Cleaning up the asylum mess left by Obama
11/2/2017 10:50:07 PM

By Natalia Castro Days before President Obama left office, he removed asylum protections from Cubans who reach US soil in a desperate attempt to flee their oppressive country. This was a strange contrast from the rest of the administration’s efforts, which seemed to support granting asylum to any individual who enters the US by illegal means. Now, the Trump Administration is left with the job of cleaning up the confusion and fraud the Obama Administration propelled. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking a leading role in combatting asylum fraud, alongside Trump’s efforts...

Prayer for Courage to Do Justice
11/2/2017 10:49:12 PM

By Alan Paton O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others; Open my ears that I may hear their cries; Open my heart so that they need not be without succor; Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, and use me to bring them to those places. And so open my eyes and my ears that I may, this coming day, be able to do some work of peace for thee. Amen.   Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's...