Alex Newman

With terrorists rampaging through Paris for a second time this week after gunmen massacred 12 victims in the Charlie Hebdo attack, at least four more victims are dead as panic grows across the city and even the nation of France. And thanks to draconian gun-control laws severely infringing on the French people’s right to keep and bear arms, actual and potential victims of the ongoing slaughter have been left largely defenseless, to cower in the face of Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and other weaponry. Despite all of that, rather than discussing respect for gun-rights and liberty, experts say it is unlikely that the people of France under Socialist Party rule will be able to lawfully protect themselves any time soon.

The establishment media is once again further discrediting itself by hyping brazenly bogus “warmest on record” claims, this time arguing falsely that 2014 was the “hottest year ever.” In reality, it was not even close.

Experts also pointed out that the “pause” in global warming has now been ongoing for almost two decades, contrary to every United Nations prediction. However, desperate for some sort of scary “climate” story to generate some semblance of support for shackling humanity to a UN CO2 regime, the international press and global-warming theorists are citing the dubious data set from the Japan Meteorological Agency to make their case. More cooked government data and fear-mongering by the media claiming 2014 was the “hottest year ever recorded” is expected in the coming weeks. The biggest problem is that the claim is not true — just like the vast majority of the other times that tax-funded alarmists and the increasingly discredited media parroted the same claim.

Despite frantic opposition by the privately owned Federal Reserve and Democrat leadership in Congress, newly empowered Republican lawmakers, now in the majority in the Senate as well, plan to hold a vote on “Audit the Fed” legislation to scrutinize the secrecy-obsessed central bank. Federal Reserve bosses are already lashing out and lobbying lawmakers “forcefully” to reject efforts at congressional oversight and transparency. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a coalition of his colleagues, though, are determined to see the bill become law this year, and congressional leadership has pledged to allow a vote.

Using the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin, the United Nations is trying to exert control over U.S. laws and treaties and individual rights — not for the better.

After turning France into a global laughingstock of failed Big Government schemes and further damaging the nation’s already battered economy and reputation, the French Socialist Party’s infamous 75 percent “supertax” on the rich is set to die a quiet death on February 1. Despite the pro-wealth-confiscation ideological leanings of deeply unpopular Socialist French President Francois Hollande and his radical comrades, analysts said authorities in France appear to be finally acknowledging reality — and may now even understand that ending the massive tax scheme and scaling back draconian restrictions on economic freedom will be essential in attempting to revive the struggling economy, if not in preserving some semblance of a political future for the Socialist Party.

Newly empowered Republican lawmakers are threatening to protect U.S. taxpayers from being fleeced again by the Obama administration, which in late 2014 promised to send another $3 billion of American money to a United Nations climate fund. Under the guise of fighting global warming, the UN scheme is mostly aimed at redistributing wealth from what remains of the Western middle class to Third World dictators. However, after the GOP trounced establishment-backed climate alarmists in the mid-term election, lawmakers say Congress is almost certain to scale back funding — if not end it completely — for the increasingly extremist and discredited global warming plots pushed by the White House and the dictator-dominated UN.

Citing the Tenth Amendment, states’ rights, and even threats to national sovereignty, a coalition of some of Oklahoma’s most conservative lawmakers sent a letter to state Attorney General Scott Pruitt this week asking him to drop the federal lawsuit against Colorado voters’ 2012 decision to end marijuana prohibition. The group of state legislators, while making clear that they do not support pot, warned that the implications of the recently filed case would extend far beyond the controversial substance — potentially even threatening nullification efforts in Oklahoma and other states if successful at the Supreme Court. If the attorney general decides to pursue the case anyway, constituents of the Oklahoma lawmakers are urging them to file a brief defending Colorado’s right to self-government in the Supreme Court.

ISIS, the throat-cutting, children-murdering Islamist terrorist organization that is taking over large segments of Iraq and Syria, owes its beginning to the U.S. government.

Under the guise of advancing what the United Nations refers to as “human rights,” the dictator-dominated global body is waging a full-blown assault on free-speech rights by pressuring governments to criminalize so-called “hate speech.” Indeed, working alongside radical government-funded activist groups and anti-liberty politicians around the world, the UN and other totalitarian-minded forces have now reached the point where they openly claim that what they call “international law” actually requires governments to ban speech and organizations they disapprove of.

Critics, though, are fighting back in an effort to protect freedom of speech — among the most fundamental of all real rights. While Americans’ God-given right to speak freely is firmly enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the UN and its hordes of “human rights” bureaucrats are currently haranguing the people of Japan — among others — to drastically curtail speech rights.

With much of Obama’s Democrat political base seeking to block misnamed “free-trade” agreements at the moment, the White House is plotting with congressional Republicans and Big Business interests to advance the controversial national sovereignty-crushing agenda disguised as a “trade” deal.

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