State Department Spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, hastened to disavow the quote, without divulging who said it. Jeffrey Goldberg is the go-to writer whom this administration relies upon to get its message out. Goldberg, seasoned and serious, is nonetheless a faithful adherent of the Obama administrationâ€™s view that it is Israeli intransigence that is to blame for lack of progress toward a Middle East peace settlement.
In Houston, Texas, we have seen a bizarre twist on traditional Civil Rights play out. The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has been waging an uncivil war on people who oppose the far-reachingÂ homosexual rights ordinance she powered through the City Council. That ordinance was widely criticized by Houston lay people and pastors, It would endanger protected Civil Rights already covered by the First Amendment, i.e., freedomÂ ofÂ religion, critics of Mayor Parkerâ€™s ordinance said.
Buried inside of the 20,000 pages of the Obamacare monstrosity are a few paragraphs which could create a multi-billion dollar industry in the American healthcare sector. Known as "biosimilars," the law allowed for the production of complex drugs which are medically equivalent versions of biologics (drugs derived from living organisms), and can treat deadly diseases ranging from Alzheimer's, AIDS, and rheumatoid arthritis.
An incident in suburban Maryland occurred this week that should serve as a wake-up call to all concerned mothers (and dads).Â An Anne Arundel County, Maryland, school bus was stolen by two drunken prankstersÂ who said they were looking for cigarette money. Bus 874 was trashed and smashed up and left in the woods in Davidsonville. Local moms are incensedâ€”and they should be. How can we know that these people would not have driven around picking up special needs kids? For them the bus would have seemed a safe and welcoming sight. How could anyone gain access to a school bus parking lot under cover of darkness and make off with a bright yellow vehicle without being stopped at locked gates?
Recent veterans face a disproportionately high unemployment rate. According to the Department of Labor, about nine percent of servicemen and women who have served or enlisted since 2001, are unemployed. The unemployment rate for the general population is about four points lower. Additionally, recently retired military encounter obstacles that civilians can barely comprehend such as PTSD and bureaucratic red tape that forces qualified applicants to be re-certified for certain civilian jobs
So why is Secretary Hillary Clinton continuing to dig away? Her book tour was bound to be rocky. With a tin ear for the nuances of young feminists, she titled her book,Â Hard Choices.Â But theWashington PostÂ Â recently published Janet Harrisâ€™ column urging all liberals toÂ â€śstop saying abortion is a difficult choice.Â If you talk like that, Harris says, you are putting the focus on the fetus. Well, we canâ€™t do that! Difficult Choice? Hard Choices? Her very bookÂ Â title is off-key in the pro-abortion chorus. Even worse, Hillary Clinton famously toldÂ Â NewsweekÂ in 1994 (October 31stissue) that â€śabortion is wrong.â€ť
It seems the Export-Import Bank of the United States is once again putting up walls to keep the duly-elected representatives of the American people from getting a look at their inner workings.Â Ex-Im Chairman Fred Hochberg recently dashed off a letter to U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry in which he dismissed the committeeâ€™s request to interview Ex-Im officials, shying away from what he called â€śthe inherently adversarial nature of transcribed interviews.â€ť
Americaâ€™s domestic energy boom doesnâ€™t sit well with San Francisco-based, former hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer.Â Having made a large share of his fortune in foreign coal and oil investments, he now seems to believe that America should abandon oil and natural gas in favor of alternative, and significantly more expensive, forms of energy.
And what errors of fact would those be, Steve?Â Â Bookman did not point out a single factual error.Â Instead, regarding TTAJCâ€™s three main points, that Jim Crow was â€śdehumanizing, deadly and Democratic,â€ť he painfully admitted the paperâ€™s accuracy:Â â€śthat is true as far as it goes.â€ťÂ Apparently, Benen believes if you canâ€™t find a factual error yourself, itâ€™s okay to claim falsely that somebody else did.
â€śWe have your back,â€ť President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obamaâ€™s administration famously claimed to â€ślead from behindâ€ť in overthrowing Libyaâ€™s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week. Sgt. Anthony described aÂ differentÂ vision of leadership.Â AhalaiÂ he gave as the Hebrew word for â€śafter me.â€ť Officers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) they shouldÂ lead from the front.Â That used to be Americaâ€™s idea of leadership, too.