Thomas R. Eddlem
A private study by military and security professionals has concluded that the Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate annex on September 11, 2012 were killed by rebels who had been supplied with weapons by the U.S. government.
A new scientific study published by the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change reveals that some federally subsidized ethanol biofuels produce more carbon dioxide than burning gasoline, when the entire production process is taken into consideration.
Widespread news accounts of handbills being circulated in the troubled eastern Ukraine province of Donetsk calling for registration of all Jews with a putative separatist government may have been a hoax, according to a report in The New Republic magazine.
The IRS is demanding that Campaign for Liberty hand over its donor list. But the organization has refused, noting that anonymous political lobbying in America goes all the way back to The Federalist Papers.
The latest Marvel Comic-turned-movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has not only entertained huge audiences, it has won the opprobrium of neoconservative hawks globally for its biting critique of the surveillance/drone state.
This year's proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is special in that it features a couple of key falsehoods that are thoroughly refuted by the budget document itself.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on aggregate campaign donations April 2 by a narrow 5-4 decision. The court plurality in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, while upholding the $2,600 limit on donations to individual candidates, said wealthy political donors should be able to donate the maximum level to as many candidates as they desire.
President Obama met with Catholic Pope Francis at the Vatican for 52 minutes March 27, and largely avoided policy disagreements during the private conversation. The conversation comes at a time when dozens of large Catholic Church institutions have engaged in class action lawsuits requiring religious institutions to purchase insurance birth control devices the church opposes, even for celibate priests and nuns who would have no use for the devices.
South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has become the neoconservative Republican targeted by Tea Party and liberty movement organizations nationally, and the South Carolina U.S. Senate primary on June 10 may be the most important race of the 2014 campaign.
Former Republican lobbyist David Jolly prevailed in a March 12 special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a swing district victory many political observers are calling a bellwether for the November mid-term elections. The prime issue of contention in the race between Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink was President Obama's signature healthcare law, usually called “ObamaCare.”