In addition to having essentially no medical qualifications for the newly invented “Ebola czar" post aside from serving as a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical firm, attorney and political operative Ron Klain is under fire after a video surfaced of him declaring that “growing population” — particularly in Africa — was the “top leadership challenge” for the world today. Critics expressed outrage over the comments, especially considering warnings by demographic experts of an upcoming plunge in population caused by a dramatic decline in birthrates across most of the world. But news reports citing insiders suggest that President Obama has even bigger plans for Klain within the administration than exploiting the Ebola scare to advance tyranny.
Tufts University political scientist Michael Glennon explains why American foreign policy and much American policy never seem to change, no matter who occupies the White House and Congress.
Representative Michael Honda (D-Calif.) introduced a bill in the House on July 31 that would prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians. The bill offers exceptions for those whose purchase or possession of the body armor is authorized by the federal government or a state government or political subdivision of a state. Purchases of body armor made before the law takes effect are grandfathered and would not be held to be in violation.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice on the FedBizOpps.Gov (Federal Business Opportunities) website recently announcing the imminent solicitation for card stock that will be used to print Permanent Resident Cards and Employment Authorization Documentation cards. While this, in itself, isn’t unusual, the number that USCIS plans to order has raised some eyebrows.