After the deadly attacks in Paris last week in which nearly 500 people were either killed or injured by ISIS terrorists, CIA director John Brennan wasted no time in using the horrific attack as a pretense for criticizing what little reform has already taken place in the area of government surveillance. Claiming that the lack of intelligence about ISIS activities and plans was due to too little surveillance, the director followed the status quo of never letting a good crisis go to waste.
Within hours of the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minnesota police early Sunday morning, revolutionary groups NAACP and Black Lives Matter had rounded up an estimated 300 people and sufficiently aroused them to block the highway. Every element was in place to turn an ordinary arrest into a cause célèbre, to promote distrust of local police and support for a national/federal police force. by Bob Adelmann
An online survey of Texas voters conducted by the University of Texas/Texas Tribune from October 30 to November 8 indicated that Texans think that immigration and foreign terrorist groups comprise the greatest threat to the United States.
Health coverage doesn't guarantee access to care, so single-payer won't solve anything, said Dr. Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, one of the free-market alternatives to the government-insurance-medical complex.