• Rebuilding the Temple from the inside out

    If the Jewish Temple is ever to be rebuilt in Jerusalem, the massive curtain – 66 feet high by 33 feet wide and 2 inches thick – that once hung in the Second Temple and was consumed by fire in A.D. 70, will need to be recreated.

    That task is already underway in the Jewish community of Shiloh, located in biblical Samaria about 40 minutes north of Jerusalem, reports Israel Today.

    The site of Israel’s Temple may be the most disputed site on earth. WND’ Superstore offers a wealth of information on this amazing place. READ MORE...

  • Obama: Accountability for Thee but Not for Me

    When it comes to business and the private sector, President Obama and top Democrats are all about accountability.

    Banks: “When we learn that a major bank has serious problems, we will hold accountable those responsible,” President Obama says.

    Oil companies: “The person who makes the mistake ought to be responsible,” according to Florida senator Ben Nelson.

    Auto makers: “Manufacturers [are] on notice that they will be held accountable if they fail to quickly report and address safety-related defects,” said transportation secretary Anthony Foxx. READ MORE...

  • Crony Capitalism and the Tyranny of Small Decisions

    The word “cronyism” is everywhere you turn. Conservatives are rallying around the argument that government power and corporate power are not enemies, but allies. An opaque and sprawling state makes possible the special carve-outs and tailored regulations that benefit those who have power already. Industry leaders and the politicians they bankroll link arms and cash out together. And consumers and entrepreneurs, who need competition and churn, lose out.

    This might seem an unlikely tune from the typically business-friendly Republican Party. Yet these notes ring louder and louder in the symphony of the modern right. Libertarian-leaning pundits such as The Federalist’s own Ben Domenech and Tim Carney, my colleague at the American Enterprise Institute, have seen to that. They and others have spent the nineteen months since Mitt Romney’s defeat calling for the GOP to abandon its country club comfort zone and start denouncing what they see as a public-private orgy of mutual backscratching that always hurts the little guy. READ MORE...

  • The Democrats’ Tactical Retreat

    The Democrats have been signalling for a while now that they really have no intention to truly fight, as a party, against the Republicans. Going into the political season, they had two strategies they could have chosen from, and they chose to play it safe.

    Generally, we all get the idea of “divide and conquer,” and there is room for both governing parties to do that. The Republicans have chosen to divide Democrats from their President, Barack Obama, by attempting to force them into running against his policies. In some cases, it’s worked, in others, it hasn’t. However, the Republicans, sensing a good year in 2014, have chosen to be active in their battles on this front. READ MORE...

  • (VIDEO) Edward Snowden’s Interview Decoded by Washington Post’s Barton Gellman

    The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman, who interviewed Edward Snowden in December in Moscow, decodes the NBC News exclusive interview with the former NSA contractor. “That’s the first time I’ve heard him say, or come close to saying, that what he did was against the law,” Gellman says. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the leaked NSA documents.

  • (VIDEO) Krauthammer: Obama West Point Speech ‘Literally Pointless’

    On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s graduation speech at the U.S. Military Academy earlier in the day. According to Krauthammer, the speech was self-serving, which was not what that forum called for from the commander-in-chief. “I think his speech was literally pointless,” Krauthammer said. “He didn’t have a point. It was a defensive speech. It was an answer to the chorus of criticism from his side of the aisle that it’s been a weak, rudderless foreign policy, which it has been. I spoke to a member of the Congress who was in the armed forces and he says there was a real pettiness and a personalization of this. This is a graduation speech for West Point. It is a place where you want to be inspiring for future officers. It isn’t a place you want to answer your critics or go point by point against all the attacks on him.” READ MORE...

  • Systemic fraud at the VA ‘crime syndicate’

    Remember that Inspector General report President Obama said he was waiting for, before he weighed in on the mushroom cloud of scandal hanging over the Department of Veterans Affairs? The report he needed to read before making any decisions, because the previous eighteen reports issued over the past decade just weren’t good enough for him?

    Well, Report Number Nineteen is out, and Barack Obama will once again be astonished to learn what the Obama Administration (which he has absolutely no connection to, or responsibility for) has been up to. The IG speaks of a “systemic problem with clinics lying about treatment records,” according to Fox News. In fact, it’s so systemic that hardly anyone in the VA bureaucracy can be trusted – the Inspector General’s teams are hitting clinics with surprise inspections, to head off efforts at shredding and/or fabricating more paperwork to throw investigators off the trail. READ MORE...