• State Department finally gives an explosive answer

    The State Department bureau tasked with secretly sending to embassies plastic and liquid explosives operates under the guidance of Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, whom a congressional panel last year separately found to be largely responsible for security lapses in Benghazi, WND has learned.

    A series of WND articles recently exposed the purchase and international transport of many hundreds of pounds of plastic, sheet and linear explosives along with thousands of containers of high-energy liquid explosives. READ MORE...

  • (VIDEO) Krauthammer: Obama’s Afghanistan Announcement ‘An Act of Personal Narcissism’

    On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to President Barack Obama’s announcement earlier in the day of his plans Tuesday to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

    “I think it’s worse than a political act to announce the leaving,” Krauthammer said. “It’s kind of an act of personal narcissism. When this was talk about a few months ago in the press, there was a mention of the fact that if the full withdrawal happened in 2016, that would allow Obama to leave office having fulfilled a promise to liquidate the wars. I mean, is that how we’re now setting the strategy of the United States of America – in a war zone where so many have died and so much treasure and blood has been spent so a president can leave office looking good? It’s certainly been designed as has been suggested by Kelly Ayotte and others to help the Democrats in the 2016 election, but why would you announce it in the first place?” READ MORE...

  • Why Haven’t I Committed Mass Murder?

    Why haven’t I committed mass murder? It is an interesting question considering my background. You see, I have a few things in common with many of the recent mass murderers.

    I came from a broken home. I didn’t really have many dates, if any, in high school. When I began the 9th grade I was only 4’6″ tall. I was only 5’4″ when I graduated. I wasn’t popular, and in many respects I remain very unpopular today.

    I have issues with my attention span and focusing on one thing. Social situations make me feel awkward and I don’t particularly like large groups of people. READ MORE...

  • Atheism, Evolution Peek Through Words of Mass Killer

    Elliot Rodger is one of those mass murderers whose ego led him to leave behind a voluminous explanation of his thinking in the days leading up to his crime.

    That he was mad there can be no doubt, but behind the chilling words and cold, calculating murder plot lurks a startling revelation: He may not have been abnormal.

    By abnormal I mean outside the bounds of what would be considered the norm for society at large. In reading through the voluminous manifesto and the transcripts of his videos, it becomes clear that Rodger in many ways was fairly typical of young people today. READ MORE...

  • Six Things You Can Do to Support Marriage and Freedom

    How do we best advance the cause of marriage as the union of a man and woman, husband and wife, father and mother? This week at National Review Online, I laid out an extensive plan of action on how we should work to protect and promote marriage. Below, six takeaways:

    1. Stand Up for Our Authority as Citizens to Pass Laws Reflecting the Truth about Marriage

    Last summer, when the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the limits of the majority’s opinion. He made clear that neither the holding nor its logic required redefining state marriage laws. The states remain free—and should continue—to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. READ MORE...

  • Letter from California: How smart is ‘smart growth?’

    How smart is it to support smart growth? San Francisco, California, among other states, seems to think that it’s a very smart idea and one that they have been imposing on its residents for a number of years.

    If you are unfamiliar with the smart growth concept, it helps to start with a definition in order to fully understand what smart growth purports to achieve.
    “Smart growth, is a better way to build and maintain our towns and cities,” according to Smart Growth America, a national organization of bills itself as an advocate for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods READ MORE...

  • Crony Capitalism: How Enron, Papa John’s and the Ritz Got Taxpayer Subsidies

    What do Enron, the Soros Economic Development Fund, Papa John’s Pizza, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, MTV, the Bank of Palestine, and Deutsche Bank have in common? They’ve all benefited from millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

    OPIC provides loans and loan guarantees for investments in developing and emerging markets, offers “political risk insurance” (covering losses resulting from things like coups, terrorism, and expropriation), and supports funds that invest in companies doing business in emerging markets. READ MORE...