The Obama administration continues to devote taxpayer dollars to register new immigrant voters (i.e., Democratic voters) in time for the November election. After spending $19 million early this year on the registration efforts, the administration has dedicated another $10 million this month.
Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would punish abortionists who end the life of an unborn baby by means of tearing it limb from limb. Though the Guttmacher Institute asserts that 88 percent of abortions in America take place in the first trimester, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act would impact 95 percent of abortions that take place in the second trimester.
Further evidence of America’s failed foreign policy is highlighted in a new report by the "Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction" (SIGAR). The report indicates that the U.S. government’s failure to identify and combat corruption allowed American aid to fuel the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. The report contends that the corruption ultimately resulted in widespread disenchantment amongst the Afghani people and increased support for the insurgents’ cause, thereby undermining the very goals the United States hoped to achieve when it first launched the invasion in 2001.
In a move that seems to have the potential to set up many students for failure, the University of Iowa has instituted a social justice degree program. The program was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday, and is expected to be implemented by the spring of 2017.
According to a newly released report by the Government Accountability Office, the federal government spends millions of dollars to defend itself from Freedom of Information Act requests. The report also notes that while it is the responsibility of the Department of Justice to track agencies’ compliance with FOIA requests, there are not enough mechanisms in place to capture the specific details related to the costs of these lawsuits.
On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Committee issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of investigating the ballooning budget of a Denver-area VA hospital currently under construction, as well as the recently revealed art and interior design expenditures at numerous VA facilities nationwide.
A new Massachusetts law may force churches to comply with controversial transgender bathroom policies, according to guidance issued by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, responsible for enforcing the state’s anti-discrimination laws. The guidance suggests that the state’s recently passed amendment allowing “gender identity” protections under its anti-discrimination law can be read in such a way that even churches would be acting in violation if they did not comply under certain circumstances.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court failed to reinstate parts of North Carolina’s voter ID law that had been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. With the Supreme Court divided 4 to 4 on the issue, the lower court’s ruling remains intact.
The Left often likes to use science — or rather, a modified version of science — in arguments related to atheism, evolution, abortion, climate change, etc. But just how it will deal with a new scientific study on transgenderism remains to be seen. According to a new report published in The New Atlantis journal, transgenderism — the latest hot button social justice “ism” — is not supported by science.
Professors at the University of Texas attempted to block a new campus carry law from taking effect on their campus, but their request for an injunction was denied by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. According to the court, the professors were not entitled to a preliminary injunction against the law that went into effect on August 1. However, the professors’ lawsuit against the campus carry law is still being pursued.