The recently released 2016 Democratic Party platform proposes adding two new amendments to the Constitution — one to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling on campaign financing, and a second proposal to pass the so-called Equal Rights Amendment.
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, speaking during an interview with the Spanish language TV network Telemundo on July 25, stated: “Hillary is going to [push for immigration reform] in the first 100 days of her administration.”
Two attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS entered a Catholic church in the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, on July 26, and seized four hostages before fatally slitting the throat of a priest as he offered morning Mass.
Of 6,726 Syrian refugees coming to the United States since the beginning of fiscal year 2016, only 23 (0.3 percent) were Christians, while Syria is 10 percent Christian.
The NBA announced on July 21 it will relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, blaming “the climate created by HB2” — North Carolina’s law, which liberals claim requires every multiple occupancy bathroom or changing facility to be designated for and only used by persons based on their biological sex. What the law actually does is remove government almost entirely from the equation by setting aside all city or county ordinances requiring private businesses to open all intimate facilities to transgenders based on their "gender identity."
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, speaking to reporters after a meeting of the Visegrad Four group of central European leaders in Warsaw on July 21, declared that there is a clear link between illegal migration to Europe and terrorist attacks in European nations.
The Republican Party’s 2016 platform includes troublesome proposals to remedy real problems with the excessive and dangerous methodology of amending the Constitution.
Following a brutal attack on a German train on July 18 by an ax- and knife-wielding teenager who was an Afghan refugee, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack. Four people were injured in the attack, one critically.
On July 15, Congress finally released the 28 classified pages of the famous 9/11 Commission Report, a move that has long been called for by former Democratic Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham.
In interviews with national talk-show hosts on July 14, presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively, shared their views concerning the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France, that evening.