Thomas R. Eddlem
Egypt's street protests — loosely based upon an online petition called the Tamarrud (loosely translated as “Rebellion”) — and the looming military threat of a coup against the freely elected government of Mohammad Morsi may have both had their origins in actions of the U.S. government.
A large group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators penned a letter to National Intelligence Director James Clapper asking if the NSA had created a national gun registry by keeping all electronic business transactions in a permanent database. And the NSA just might have done this, contrary to existing law.
The EPIX cable television channel will air the documentary, TWA Flight 800, on July 17, a video that claims the official investigation over the 1996 airline disaster needs to be reopened because of new evidence.
Stock and commodities markets went into a two-day slide after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted that the United States would end so-called “quantitative easing” sometime during 2014.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-200 on June 20 to legalize the industrial farming of hemp fiber.
Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, claimed on the CBS Face the Nation program June 9 that at least one employee in the Cincinnati IRS office said that discrimination against conservatives wasn't initiated by White House influence. But Cummings' claim seems contrary to evidence available to the public.
Determined to preserve the Founders’ vision of God-given rights, Chief Justice Roy Moore has been targeted by Morris Dees and like-minded leftist radicals.
The Obama administration's defense in the IRS scandal is falling apart. It is increasingly clear that targeting of conservatives was directed from Washington, as multiple IRS offices have now been shown to have been involved in such efforts.
IRS official Lois Lerner pled her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at congressional hearings in the ever-widening IRS scandal May 22, as it became increasingly apparent that senior Obama administration officials knew the IRS was discriminating against conservative and Tea Party groups more than a year ago and did nothing to stop it.
Keynesian economist Paul Krugman crowed in the June 6 edition of the New York Review of Books that “the case for austerity has crumbled,” but careful analysts should be cautioning “real austerity was never even attempted.”