Using a veil of falsehoods, misstatements, and glittering generalities, the author of the CFR's latest screed on Americans' Second Amendment rights reveals the CFR's real agenda: gun confiscation.
The supreme irony is that George Mitchell's discovery of "fracking" (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale) that unleashed the energy boom has completely disproved the "sustainability meme" he promoted in his later years after he sold his company.
On most issues, Oregon Senate Democrat Ron Wyden is predictably progressive. But not when it comes to the dangers of the surveillance state. In a remarkable speech he ripped it apart.
With falling approval ratings and an escalating unhappiness over various and sundry scandals, it was time for the president and his obedient media to get out of town.
Radley Balko's book Rise of the Warrior Cop could have been titled The Emergence of SWAT Teams and their Takeover of Local Law Enforcement.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) spent the weekend echoing the president and the attorney general in stating that "stand your ground" laws ought to be reconsidered in light of the Zimmerman case.
What the judge in the Zimmerman trial ruled as not relevant was certainly available to the president when he said that Trayvon Martin "could have been my son." But that additional evidence about a teenage hoodlum didn't fit the president's narrative, and so he left it out.
There will be no winners once Detroit enters bankruptcy. Those who were promised health and retirement benefits are going to be faced with stark painful reality. Bondholders are going to take a massive haircut. Those residents still living there will have to tighten their belts still further.
Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder have taken stands repulsive to America's independence, using the Zimmerman case as a cover. Jackson wants an UN investigation of the case, while Holder has denounced stand-your-ground laws.
Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the legitimacy of "stand your ground" laws that 25 states have adopted, claiming they "sow dangerous conflict." This directly contradicts Supreme Court precedents since the 1890s.