U.S. Attorney Bill Killian is the latest official in the administration of President Barack Obama to turn the First Amendment upside down. Killian is following Obama’s lead on both the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as special treatment for one specific religion. The good news is that Killian apparently is feeling much better than he was in 2010 during a dispute with his ex-wife over alimony payments.
The current pundit debate about whether Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was directly responsible for the security failures in Benghazi (Libya) is focused in part on whether she received direct requests for more security.
Maybe, in addition to points about security, we should ask ourselves something. What does the secretary of state really do?
A study conducted by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University found that the fact check site PolitiFact rates Democrats more favorably than Republicans when it comes to the Truth-O-Meter.
PolitiFact’s judgments implicate the GOP as the “less credible party”:
By Wendy N. Powell, contributor
Many believe that Martha Stewart went to prison due to insider trading. To the contrary, Martha went to jail for committing felony acts of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. She was treated harshly because of a lack of judgment and truth. Stewart lied under oath and served five months of jail time, five months of home confinement, and probation. She paid fines and fees. Many believe she was targeted and made a sacrificial lamb for the rich and famous. Nonetheless, she paid dearly for her crime.
Martha, our queen of "living," impacts our lifestyles but not our livelihoods. If we choose to follow her advice and entertainment, so be it. It is our choice.
Our collective livelihood is impacted by the honesty and integrity of our elected officials and appointees. Should they be held to the same standard?
Gibson Guitars is back in the news again, not for their iconic guitars but for a U.S. government shakedown that should have been covered by media as a scandal.
Some are asking whether the raids on Gibson's factory were politically driven. That's a question worth investigating. The first raid occurred during President Barack Obama's honeymoon with major media. Obama was in his first year in office and Democrats controlled the entire government. Media provided an across the board pass to the Democrat Party.
Gibson factories in Tennessee, a right to work state, were raided twice by the federal government. The first raid was in 2009.
The US Report called attention to the raid because it was obvious that government agencies chose to penalize an American company for export practices in another country.
How was that made possible?
Young Shiites continue to head to Syria to fight in a war marked by the centuries-old split in Islam. The Shiites support President Bashir al-Assad whose beliefs are Alawite according to media reports.
The Alawites are a branch of Shia Islam, and they are a minority in Syria.
According to the CIA World Fact Book, Sunni Muslims make up 74 percent of the country’s population. The remainder is split between Shiites, Christians and Jews.
The Shia news service Ahlulbayt ran a photo essay showing young men listening to a lecture in an auditorium and recruiters handing out red bandanas. The news service headed the essay “Register Youth for Dispatching to Syria.”