Book Review: Samantha Power Memoir ’The Education of an Idealist’ Events - Climate Challenge: Bright Lights, Big City ... Bigger Debate. On September 23 in the Big Apple – on the same day and in the same city the United Nations will convene its Climate Summit before its General Assembly session – The Heartland Institute will host a debate on what is happening to our climate and what we can do about it.
That's a debate long-delayed, but never more important than now. We've cordially invited some of the country's most-prominent advocates for taking immediate action on climate change: Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann, Don Wuebbles, Katharine Hayhoe, Brenda Ekwurzel, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They blame human activity for global warming, insist it will be catastrophic to life on Earth, and demand big changes to the way Americans live, work, eat, travel, and build. Facebook. The Problem With Soft Socialism. On Northam and the blackface photo: is there no statute of limitations? – The New Neo. I’m going to assume most of you are aware of the brouhah around a photo that appeared on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page in 1984 that showed two young men, one in blackface and one in a KKK hood.
Northam apologized deeply for the photo, which he originally claimed was of him, although he also said he didn’t know which one of the two he was. After near-universal calls for his resignation, today he’s changed his story to this: …[Northam] will not resign…his spokeswoman said, despite mounting pressure to do so, and the embattled governor has told a top Virginia Democrat that he now believes it is not him in a racist yearbook photo…Northam told the top Virginia Democrat he was in touch with some of his former Eastern Virginia Medical School colleagues since issuing the apology.
I may be alone in thinking this explanation is actually a possibility. Don’t Tread on Anyone — Keith Knight’s interview with me – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. Chapter 2: The source and scope of the federal power to regulate immigration and naturalization. 2004 © David Weissbrodt and Laura Danielson The broad power of the federal government to regulate the admission, removal, and naturalization of non-citizens has its roots in the early history of the United States.
Modern statutes, Supreme Court decisions, and federal agency regulations attest to the plenary nature of this power. This chapter examines the source of the power over immigration, the limits such federal power impose on state attempts to regulate non-citizens, and the allocation of this power among the three branches of the federal government-Congress, the courts, and executive agencies. Throughout the history of the United States the Supreme Court has upheld all manner of federal statutes regulating immigration. By contrast, Supreme Court decisions preclude states from passing legislation that directly impinges on this area of federal dominion. Why do you hate Israel? Why do you hate Israel more than any other nation?
Why does Israel anger you more than any other nation does? On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press. By Floyd Abrams By Floyd Abrams The Volokh Conspiracy Opinion Opinion A column or article in the Opinions section (in print, this is known as the Editorial Pages).
May 22 at 8:03 AM Every year, Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based organization, ranks every country in the world based on the degree to which it protects and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. For Americans schooled in First Amendment lore (and law), such rankings, are, at best, counterintuitive.
The Top 5 Forms of Socialism Denial Rampant In The West. Last week, I argued that denying the disastrous consequences of socialism is the Left’s equivalent of Holocaust denial.
In response, I have been treated to many excellent examples of exactly the kind of denial I was talking about. Heck, the New York Times even obliged by publishing an op-ed on Saturday that hails the “moral authority” and “sense of humanity” of American socialists and communists. These are the same communists who toed Stalin’s party line, which is made clear when the author (who grew up among socialists of the era) describes the shattering impact on them of Khrushchev’s revelations about Stalin. That they can be viewed as a positive contribution to American history, misguided idealists at the worst, is a measure of how deeply socialism denial is entrenched in this country. So far, I have catalogued five major forms of socialism denial. 1) But Communists Oppose Fascism. Why Is the Mainstream Media Incapable of Reporting Honestly on Guns?
Most intelligent people can watch a movie and recognize that much of what’s being depicted is not real.
Car chases don’t work like that. Romances based on lies will fail. Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Fixed Everything. The security lines at the Atlanta airport had grown progressively worse.
The lines grew longer, the crowds ever more unruly, the invasiveness of the process ever more intense, the mood of the TSA more crabby and scary. Customers were miserable. It had been getting more terrible all the time, unsustainably so. Those of us who use this airport routinely even started using awkward hacks. I would ask Uber drivers to drop me off at the international terminal, which is vastly better because fewer people are there. Romania's Politicians Have Literally Legalized Corruption. In 2016, there were three very worthy candidates for the highly coveted Politician of the Year Award.
In May, I gave the prize to Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, because he assured voters that none of his mistresses were on the public payroll. Gee, what a swell guy! In July, I had to reopen the balloting since it was revealed that the follicly-challenged President of France, Francois Hollande, was squandering more than $100,000 per year on a hair stylist.And that same month, the Prime Minister of Malaysia became a strong contestant when it was revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars were mysteriously diverted from the government’s cronyist investment fund.
Well, we now have an early contestant for the 2017 prize. And it’s going to be a group award. Romania’s left-wing government scrapped some anti-corruption rules, in a move likely to allow leading politicians to avoid criminal persecution. Wow. The Drug War is the New Jim Crow. The Clintons’ War on Drugs: When Black Lives Didn’t Matter. A true paradox lies at the heart of the Clinton legacy.
Both Hillary and Bill continue to enjoy enormous popularity among African Americans despite the devastating legacy of a presidency that resulted in the impoverishment and incarceration of hundreds of thousands of poor and working-class black people. Most shockingly, the total numbers of state and federal inmates grew more rapidly under Bill Clinton than under any other president, including the notorious Republican drug warriors Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. This fact alone should at least make one pause before granting unquestioning fealty to Hillary, but of course there are many others, including her entry into electoral politics through the 1964 Goldwater campaign, resolute support for the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, race-baiting tactics in the 2008 election, and close ties to lobbyists for the private prison industry. In American politics we so often live in an eternal present.
Timeline: Black America’s surprising 40-year support for the Drug War. The first African American to hold the Attorney General post in the US, Eric Holder, initially opposed efforts to decriminalize marijuana and downscale drug war efforts. Photo: US Dept. of Justice The African American War On Drugs Attorney General Eric Holder – the first African American to hold the Federal government’s top law enforcement post — called this week for Federal drug laws to be reformed or repealed. “We need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, deter and rehabilitate – not merely to convict, warehouse and forget,” Holder said, according to his prepared remarks.
America’s forty-year national drug war has led to the incarceration of millions of black men, many imprisoned for decades for non-violent low-level crimes Those laws have been described by many critics as oppressive, racist and even genocidal policies — comparable to the European Holocaust, to slavery, and to the Jim Crow segregation laws in the South.
President Lyndon B. This timeline is a work in progress. A Report on Urban Policy from DC’s Front Lines. A law-abiding resident has few options to protect herself, if she is luckless enough to live in the Nation’s Capital. This truth became abundantly clear this weekend, when a neighborhood drunk attempted to break into my apartment way past either of our bedtimes. Once the situation resolved, I became hell-bent on determining how someone in my circumstances should respond in case next time they fared less agreeably. Yes, States Can Nullify Some Federal Laws, Not All. Rumblings from ardent states’ rights advocates grow louder in the wake of perceived federal overreach in such areas as health care, immigration reform, marijuana regulation and gun control.
Indeed, on March 13 the Oklahoma House voted overwhelmingly to invalidate President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. That process is known as nullification. But is it constitutional? In a nutshell: (1) State officials need not enforce federal laws that the state has determined to be unconstitutional; nor may Congress mandate that states enact specific laws. But (2), states may not block federal authorities who attempt to enforce a federal law unless a court has held that the law is unconstitutional. Yes, States Can Nullify Some Federal Laws, Not All.
Lessons on Free Trade From the Great Depression. Read George W. Bush’s Speech at the Dallas Shooting Memorial Service. The Truth About Assault Weapons. Sultan Knish: The Trouble With Facebook. Despite the denials, the stories about Facebook’s bias are real. But the bias isn’t there because of the company’s new technology. Facebook is biased because of its reliance on the biased old media. Facebook’s trending topics wasn’t the automatic system that the company wanted people to think it was. Instead it hired young journalists with new media experience to “curate” its news feed.
And plenty of them proved to be biased against conservative news and sources. The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement - Imprimis. Worst Deal In History: $1.5 Trillion A Year To Reduce Global Warming By 0.048°C. You Won't BELIEVE How High Chicago's Murder Rate Is. The Rise of American Protectionism. Hope in Brazil as Millions March Against Rouseff. Read Justice Ginsburg’s moving tribute to her “best buddy” Justice Scalia. Lee Smith on the Failings of U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.
Sociopath Alert: Barack Obama. That thing you’re feeling about Bowie — it isn’t grief. Obama and the Dictators: ‘We Caved’ On a late July day this past summer, a roar filled the sky over Cairo. It was the sound of Barack Obama’s capitulation to a dictator. Eight new American fighter jets, freshly delivered from Washington, swooped low over the city, F-16s flying in formation. Neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Obama, knave. Mobility & Globalization: Poverty Solution. The Murder of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin. Neo-neocon » Blog Archive » More on the Pope and politics.
A postmortem on the speakership of John Boehner. FAIL: Scientist That Predicted Ice Caps Would Melt In 2013... Now Claims 2016? Global Warming: Why We Don't Need To Worry Even If It's Really True. Global Warming: More Evidence Emerges That It's A Con. A Grand Alliance against Terror. Who Is Steven Goddard? Gun Myths and the Roanoke Shootings. Mass Immigration, Not Trump – Conservatism’s Real Threat.
The Truth About Guns in Virginia. I Saw Hamas' Cruel and Selfish Game in Gaza - Opinion - Haaretz. Economic Fallacies: "Zero-Sum Game" - Kruse Kronicle. Peter Schiff: The Fantasy of a 91% Top Income Tax Rate. Problems with Obama's Case for His Iran Deal. The Politics of Delusion by Myron Magnet, City Journal Summer 2015. My Position on the Iran Deal. Why Sweden Isn't Venezuela. Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry. Five Middle East Blunders. Wisconsin 'John Doe' Investigations. Why Is Obama Abandoning 70 Years of U.S. Nonproliferation Policy?
Article The Dangerous Unseriousness Of Rand Paul. Five Scandals for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that Would Sink any Republican. The Boston Marathon Bombers Were Clear About Their Motives. So, Why Is Masha Gessen Confused? Book claims foreign cash made Bill and Hillary filthy rich. Nationalreview. Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’ Andrew Klavan: Just Say No To Feminism. Wake Up, Europe by George Soros. The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.
Plants Absorb Much More Carbon Than Previously Thought. Why conservatives need to abandon the label of feminism. Are Republicans the New Heroes on Prison Reform? Who’s to Blame for a World in Flames? Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime. What Americans Won’t Learn About Health Care. The Christian Element in the Hong Kong Protests. 5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency. 5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die. Neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Edna St. Vincent Millay, political changer. Paper proves Bill Nye's faked 'greenhouse effect' experiment is also based on the wrong 'basic physics' Florida blacks benefit from Florida 'Stand Your Ground' The Conservative Activist - Barack Obama's Rules For Revolution.
The Lies of Rachel Carson. The Truth About DDT and Silent Spring.