"Airstrikes alone won't defeat this enemy," wrote Secretary of State John Kerry, describing the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses to the United States and the rest of the world.

Republican Rand Paul has claimed that if he runs for president in 2016, he would be able to draw more Democratic and independent votes than most other GOP hopefuls. Apparently, someone at the Democratic National Committee agrees with him and considers it time, some 26 months before the next presidential election, to take a preemptive shot at the junior senator from Kentucky.

Prominent celebrities and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus endorsed a major nationalization of local police forces with an August 25 letter to President Obama, calling for creation of a federal police “czar” and greater federal controls over law enforcement in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting and protests.

Former President Jimmy Carter continues his aggressive support of the terrorist group Hamas, this time speaking at a fundraiser for a U.S.-based Hamas front group.

As President Obama ponders his options for executive action on immigration reform, a rationale has emerged for the defense of such action.