When GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called Barack Obama a “food stamp president,” he was charged with using “racially-tinged language.” Of course, Gingrich’s assertions had nothing to do with race and everything to do with the 47 million Americans currently receiving food stamps, including Michigan's $2 million lottery winner Leroy Fick, who asserts that he will continue to collect food stamps despite his winnings, and is permitted to do so under the current system.
The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the latest legal challenge of noted atheist Michael Newdow (left) to religious wording in government business, “refusing to hear a complaint about President Barack Obama adding ‘so help me God’ to his inaugural oath of office,” reported the Associated Press. On May 16 the High Court opted not to consider an appeal from Newdow, “who argued that government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs,” added the AP writer.
Radio host and political commentator Michael Medved (left) has written an article for the Daily Beast, which argues that Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has �stretched libertarianism past the breaking point.� His concern is that if Paul�s beliefs were put into practice � that the federal government has no business regulating prostitution, the use of illegal drugs, and related vices � those vices would flourish in American society.
Does the federal government have the authority to tell a business where it may or may not open a new facility? According to the National Labor Relations Board, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), and many Democratic politicians, the answer is yes.
On Monday, May 16, Fox News� conservative pundit Glenn Beck announced to both his radio and television fans that he would be launching a follow-up of sorts to his August 28, 2010 �Restoring Honor� rally in Washington D.C. His upcoming "Restoring Courage" rally � scheduled for August, this time in Israel � has already been the subject of criticism by some on the Left.