August 26, 2013
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OPINION: Pope Francis has capitalism and socialism backwards
When it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get
OPINION: Fiorina, Christie and Rubio did well in the CNN debate
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made herself a national household name overnight. She was smart, tough, passionate and quick on her feet, proving why she deserves to be on the main stage. She had several big “moments” and demonstrated a phenomenal grasp of the issues.
OPINION: The local action was in response to the state canceling the high school exit exam
When I first read that the San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to give 107 students high school diplomas, even though the students has not met the requirements for graduation, I naturally assumed it was a case of educrats bending the rules to boost graduation statistics.
OPINION: Trump is not a serious candidate, nor a real conservative
Because he appeals mostly to people who listen to conservative talk radio 24/7, Trump has won over a large number of Republicans and conservatives who mistakenly think he is one of them.
OPINION: Obama contends nixing the Iran deal would lead to war, nukes and loss of credibility
Deal or no deal, in the long run everyone knows Iran is as untrustworthy as any nation on the planet.
OPINION: Huckabee and Perry make outrageous statements
Mike Huckebee and Rick Perry are supposed to be serious candidates for the Republican nomination for president. Yet last week, they each said something dumb as Trump.
OPINION: Illegal marijuana farms are uprooting ancient trees, draining streams
When California legalized the sale and production of marijuana, there were no major agribusiness firms that had ever been part of the tokin’ culture. Instead, pot outlaws that had been illegal for years were now legal, but with that old outlaw mentality.
OPINION: Donald Trump, without trying, brought attention to a major issue
While the other GOP candidates talked about him, Donald Trump was talking about a major issue of the 2016 campaign.
OPINION: Politicians and the media focus on minor issues that rile up conservative-liberal divide
Like it or not, in 2015 the Confederate flag we all saw on the roof of those 1969 Dodge Chargers on the “Dukes of Hazard” is no longer so innocent. Now it symbolizes two totally different and incompatible things to whites and blacks.
OPINION: Bush is victim No. 1 as Donald Trump puts up his circus tent
The Donald wasted no time proving to everyone why he should not be president. He also proved why he’s going to spell trouble for the GOP primary process.
OPINION: GOP presidential candidates ignore scandal involving Josh Duggars of '19 Kids & Counting'
Child molesting is not a “mistake” you make when you’re young. It’s a crime against the innocent that should be prosecuted — and one I believe that should have no statute of limitations. In fact, the statute of limitations is only there to protect the guilty, not protect the innocent.
OPINION: An education, not a handout, is what is needed
Books and pencils, not money. That’s how you truly escape poverty. American liberals still don’t understand that simple concept, but millions of poor people living in the sprawling slums of Nairobi do.
OPINION: Basically handed a Senate seat, she has accomplished nothing
She’s the Democrats’ default presidential nominee, the Entitled One, but she’s a lightweight on every scale.
OPINION: The hoopla in Indiana was over one thing - the 2016 presidental race
Democrats never made a peep about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act for 20-plus years — and never saw the need to fix the law until Republicans got in power.
OPINION: Ted Cruz already is subject of negative chatter from within the GOP
Talk radio is already taking sides and trying to tell conservatives which potential nominee is most worthy to wear the mantle of Ronald Reagan.
OPINION: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 has been delayed because of politics
Invoking “the children” is pure BS. But it’s BS that’s been used for a long time by Democrats and Republicans. When it comes to passing a piece of legislation that will actually do something to help hundreds of thousands of real children, it’s another story.
OPINION: Republicans once again shoot themselves in the feet
Those 47 Republican senators didn’t need to send a public letter to Teheran to remind the Iranians how America’s separation of powers works.
OPINION: It looks more and mor elike the deck is stacked against the average working person
You can imagine how the average unemployed Californian feels when he reads that the state Employment Development Department in Sacramento has hired citizens of India to process Golden State unemployment claims.
OPINION: Obama administration official Marie Harf is the latest proof of incompetent hirings by White House
After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for purely religious reasons, the Obama administration apparently thinks one of the root causes that lead people to join terrorist groups is a lack of good job opportunities.
OPINION: Pay no attention to grim reality
To hear him tell it, thanks to six glorious years of his leadership, America is in great shape again at home and overseas.
OPINION: You did not have to watch the State of the Union speech to know what was coming
To pander to his liberal Democrat base, President Obama promised his usual wish list of unrealistic ideas that not three Republicans in the House and Senate will support.
OPINION: A poll shows more than half of Americans approve of harsh interrogation tactics used after 9/11
About half of those polled called the CIA’s use of water boarding, sleep deprivation and other tough interview methods “torture,” but a majority still approved of it.
OPINION: Nothing was protested when three policemen got off the hook for killing Kelly Thomas
We have a serious law enforcement problem in America, but it’s not about race. It’s about bad cops and how we’ve built our policing system.
OPINION: The facts don't matter much in the Michael Brown case
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” doesn’t accurately describe what really happened when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown to death last summer.
OPINION: Republicans should not threaten a lawsuit or a government shutdown
I hope it’s not too late. But I’ve got a perfect plan for the GOP’s bosses to follow for the next two years — do nothing to directly challenge Obama’s executive action.
OPINION: Senate Democrats give voters a last snub
The Keystone XL will get the green light as soon as the Republicans who were elected in the midterm elections start running things in Congress next year.
OPINION: Ignoring their own recent history would be fatal error for Republicans
The first thing the party has to do is remember what happened the last time it was in control of Congress, during the G.W. Bush years. Republicans blew it. And many of them were quickly booted out of office by voters, mainly for betraying their conservative faith and impersonating a bunch of Big Government Democrats.
OPINION: The underlying dissatisfaction centers on the U.S. economy
According to a Wall Street Journal exit poll, 45 percent of voters said the economy was their top concern; only 33 percent of those polled said it is getting better. A Fox News exit poll found that 70 percent of voters rate the economy as either “not good” or “poor.”
OPINION: A mandatory quarantine should not be necessary
If they’re willing to do good works in Africa, and God bless them for that, they should be willing to do it the right way. And that means paying the full cost of doing good overseas by ensuring the safety of their families, friends and neighbors back home.
OPINION: We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is, except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is
President Obama won’t use the word “terror” to describe acts of Islamic terrorism for two reasons. He doesn’t want to admit that his global anti-terrorism efforts have failed and he thinks it’s politically incorrect to call Islamic terrorism exactly what it is — “terrorism.”
OPINION: The CDC chief admits his agency was not aggressive enough regarding Ebola
This latest failure of the federal government, Ebola, is really incredible. Just how incompetent can it get?
OPINION: The homeland is a bipartisan insult to the United States
Several spoke up early on that referring to America as “The Homeland” was traveling down a wrong road.
OPINION: President Obama should act in some way on ISIS
Consider the intel on ISIS. Weigh the options. Measure the risks. Then do what you think is smart and right and in our country’s interests.
OPINION: Al Sharpton gets grief for his tough sermon at the funeral of Michael Brown
The Rev. Al Sharpton has been rapped by “progressive” blacks for using Michael Brown’s funeral and the notoriety of a tragic police shooting to scold the black community for its own sins.
OPINION: Ratings-hungry media sensationalize and stir the already volatile situation
Instead of standing around on sidewalks in the dark waiting for something exciting to happen, the TV news guys should do everyone a favor and back off for a while.
OPINION: God forbid anyone in Hollywood utter the words Save Israel!
Hollywood holds a fund-raiser every night for some needy group or moral crusade, but they are conspicuously silent when it comes to supporting Israel. By being so silent, Hollywood’s power people end up looking like they’re pro-Hamas.
OPINION: No one wants to address the real cause of violence in U.S. inner cities
The underlying cause of the violence in our inner cities is not the presence of guns. It’s the absence of fathers in the homes of the gang-bangers who are using guns to shoot each other.
Once again we can thank Washington for creating problems
Here’s a modest proposal for solving the “Children’s Invasion” on our southwestern borders.
OPINION: Liberal hysteria followed the Supreme Court ruling
Hobby Lobby’s owners, and the owners of other businesses that supported them, weren’t seeking to deprive their 13,000 employees of all contraception coverage in their health plans, just certain kinds that they had religious and moral objections to.
OPINION: The results in Iraq mirror what happened in Vietnam
If the whole idea of going to Iraq simply was to get rid of Saddam Hussein and his invisible weapons of mass destruction, we should have just sent some Special Forces guys in to do the job in the middle of the night.
OPINION: Internal GOP arguments over who should run for president becoming too bitter
The problem is too many conservatives are spending their days looking for the bad in each other instead of looking for the good. No wonder we have so many angry people in our party.
President Obama — three weeks late — has done something to help rescue those Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by extremist Islamist terrorists.
OPINION: American spirit was celebrated on the day of the Boston Marathon
Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, independent, atheist — none of those labels mattered on Marathon Monday. Everyone was an American — and proud to show it.
OPINION: Gov. Corbett has erased deficit without raising taxes, but is vulnerable politically
Gov. Tom Corbett’s biggest challenge won’t come from Democrats, but from his own party where many Republicans contend he isn’t conservative enough.
OPINION: Talk radio tries to build audience, not political majority
For Republicans to win general elections, they need conservative candidates who do not sound like bombastic talk radio hosts.
OPINION: Complaining about the travel expense of the president and first lady is a waste of time
Critics of President Obama should shift to what’s really important — Obamacare, Ukraine and the GOP recapturing the U.S. Senate.
OPINION: The innocence of U.S. children is in danger
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children the average age of a sex trafficked child is 13-14 years old Each pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child a year, and the average pimp has four to six girls.
OPINION: Secretary of State John Kerry is oblivious to the history and climate of California
The current drought in California is not the first, not the worst and regardless of what people do, it won’t be the last. Some have lasted more than two centuries, and they were long before the industrial age.
OPINION: The 1990s Clinton sexcapades should be on TCM, not Fox News
Sen. Rand Paul and Kathleen Willey take Republicans on a trip back through time, one that won’t help them win the White House in 2016.
OPINION: The easiest path is not the one that makes you a better person
Cutting back on work hours so that the federal government can subsidized your existence isn’t the type of work ethic that made America great.
OPINION: America allows child sex abuse to drift to the back burner of concern
Only one in 20 cases of child abuse is reported, and every victim of child abuse has to tell an average of seven adults before they are believed.
OPINION: Sex trafficking has become a stealth parasite that attaches itself to major sporting events
In 2010, 10,000 prostitutes were taken to Miami for the Super Bowl and a year later in Dallas, 133 minors were arrested for prostitution at the 2011 championship game.
OPINION: Immigrants who play by the rules suffer years and years from a broken system
America’s immigration system is so broken, so complex, so expensive, so slow, so legalistic, so bureaucratic, and so counter-productive it’s a wonder anyone ever successfully becomes a citizen.
OPINION: GOP should pounce on disaster of Obamacare
Instead of taking advantage of the Obamacare fiasco, members of the GOP are fighting among themselves.
Its hard to believe, but America hasn’t had a budget since Obama took over the White House and Harry Reid took over the Senate. Why arent Republicans using this ongoing travesty as a weapon in their seemingly hopeless congressional fight to defund Obamacare?
Idiots Against Guns rail against an assault rifle that wasn’t used in Navy Yard shooting.
Did you see the hopeful breaking news about Syria? “Russia takes control of Syrian chemical weapons.” The Russians essentially are promising to do what they are already doing.
There you go again, Hollywood. You’ve taken a great story about a real person and real events and twisted it into a bunch of lies.