• In Troubling Decision, FDA Contracts With Company That May Have Profited From Fetal Tissue Sales

    In Troubling Decision, FDA Contracts With Company That May Have Profited From Fetal Tissue Sales

    Earlier this week, CNS News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently signed a one-year, $15,900 contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources to acquire human fetal tissue “for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system.”

    According to the government’s presolicitation notice, “ABR is the only company in the U.S. capable of supplying” the fetal tissue and “no other company or organization is capable of fulfilling the need.” READ MORE...

  • Why Resurrect The Old Stories Of Confederates, Cowboys, And Indians

    Why Resurrect The Old Stories Of Confederates, Cowboys, And Indians

    When I was young, a cowboy with a pony trailer used to turn up occasionally to take pictures of tykes old enough to hold onto a pommel. It was something you did once, creating a family keepsake. But you would be hard-pressed to find a picture of me as young boy without a cowboy hat, boots, and toy (but steel) six-shooters.

    No pony trailer ever turned up for my kids, so I imagine that tradition is long gone, which is too bad. To my mind, the disappearance of the pony man and the milk man and the helpful gas station attendant (remember them?) mark the vanishing of something valuable in American life, something that helped create community, that now much-abused word. READ MORE...

  • Why 'Destroying The Civil Service' Would Be Good For America

    Why ‘Destroying The Civil Service’ Would Be Good For America

    Anne Applebaum, author of the fantastic “Iron Curtain” and other histories, took to the pages of the Washington Post late last week to defend the “neutral” civil service as essential to American liberal democracy. She credits the so-called merit system for producing efficient and apolitical administration of government, and warns that dismantling it will result in the kind of corrupt governance that abounds in places like Venezuela and Turkey.

    But the modern civil service is neither efficient nor apolitical. The efficiency of the federal government is a perpetual joke, due in no small part to a system of employment that makes firing lazy, incompetent, or outright defiant workers nearly impossible. READ MORE...

  • Illegal Immigrant Philly Refused To Hand Over To The Feds Raped A Child

    Illegal Immigrant Philly Refused To Hand Over To The Feds Raped A Child

    Juan Ramon Vasquez was convicted of raping a child, after the city of Philadelphia set him free instead of turning him over to the feds.

    An illegal immigrant who the city of Philadelphia refused to turn over to federal immigration officers in 2014 is now serving a prison sentence for the rape of a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. Juan Ramon Vasquez has now pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the country after being deported, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

    Vasquez was initially deported after illegally immigrating to the U.S. from Honduras in 2009. Immigration and Customs Enforcement realized he was back in the U.S. illegally in 2014, in a Philadelphia prison, and asked the city to turn him over to federal custody. The city released him instead, and he went on to commit the crimes he is now back in prison for. READ MORE...

  • Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

    Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

    “I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.”—Sen. Dianne Feinstein

    As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America’s most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight.

    The story involves China and the senior U.S. senator from California, and former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Dianne Feinstein. It was buried eight paragraphs into a recent Politico exposé on foreign efforts to infiltrate Silicon Valley, as a passing example of political espionage: READ MORE...

  • Colleges: A Force for Evil

    Colleges: A Force for Evil

    Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today’s college students are tomorrow’s teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators, and policymakers.

    A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is.

    Fifty-one percent of students think that it’s acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it’s acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking. Over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people. READ MORE...

  • Michigan Senate Primary Winner John James Offers A Bright GOP Future

    Michigan Senate Primary Winner John James Offers A Bright GOP Future

    Political newcomer John James won Michigan’s Tuesday Republican senatorial primary. The previous underdog finished with a solid 9 percent victory over opponent Sandy Pensler, thanks in part to a late-July endorsement from Donald Trump. Trump also recorded a telephone pitch for James that went out to Republican voters the day before they headed to the polls.

    James, who suffers from sparse name recognition, will face Democrat Debbie Stabenow when voters head to the polls in November. Prior to the primary, Stabenow held a nearly 20-point lead in a hypothetical head-to-head contest between the Democrat senator and the political novice, leading national pundits to write off the contest. READ MORE...