President Obamaâ€™s gun gaffe was nearly lost in the pre-Christmas flood of TV and internet chatter. But Breitbartâ€™s Joel Pollak was right to highlight Mr. Obamaâ€™s bizarre post-election statement. One of the reasons he ran for re-election, Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters, was so he could haveÂ â€śmen with guns aroundâ€ťÂ as his daughters entered their teen years. What a gaffe!
Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the international group, Muslim Brotherhood. These ties were exposed in the Holy Land Foundation trial, in which, McCarthy informs us, CAIR was named by the federal government as an unindicted co-conspirator. Together, these atheizers are joining with jihadists to form a New Axis.
Safely re-elected last November, President Obama waited barely a month (December 4, 2012) before suspending once again the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. That law required the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent and undivided capital of Israel and to move the American Embassy there. In suspending the provisions of the act, President Obama was violating his own campaign commitments to Americans and to Israelis. As a candidate in 2008, he had said he was committed to recognizing Jerusalem as Israelâ€™s permanent capital and keeping it united under Israeli rule.
Etihad is the sole airline who offers a direct route between the U.S. and Abu Dhabi International. Yet a host of American carriers, including United Airlines and Delta, fly direct from the U.S. to the UAE's most popular airport, Dubai International. (In fact, Dubai International is rated the tenth-busiest airport in the world, according to data from the Airports Council International, while Abu Dhabi does not even register in the most-trafficked index.)
There are three points to be made here. One, there can be no comparison between the fight for racial equality and the movement for same-sex marriage. Two, supporting the traditional definition of marriage is not the same (or even akin) to supporting institutionalized racism. Three, concerns about religious liberty are both sincere and valid, especially regarding the social trends Michaelson discusses in both his article and a related report he recently released.
Some politically correct colleges in America and Western Europe observe something they call â€śIsrael Apartheid Week.â€ť Itâ€™s another opportunity to libel Israel for building a defensive perimeter to keep out Arab suicide bombers. These misguided young people who libel the only democracy in the Mideast look to former President Jimmy Carter for their inspiration.
The Obama administration is casting all that away. President Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." Few then realized he meant it. Abolishing marriage is what he is doing. Not changing. Not expanding. More than re-defining marriage, he is abolishing it.
If you visit the excellent new Fordâ€™s Theater Center for Education and Leadership, there is a stack of books on Abraham Lincoln that rises three or four stories. We know that of the making of many books there is no end, but does that also apply to books about our sixteenth president? Apparently so.
President Obamaâ€™s senior thesis at Columbia University has been embargoed. It is said to be an endorsement of the Nuclear Freeze Movement that was so much the cause cĂ©lĂ¨bre of the left here and throughout Western Europe in the Reagan years. We may have to wait for his presidential library to open to find out.
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagelâ€™s nomination to be Secretary of Defense should be withdrawn now. He delivered what may be the worst performance at a confirmation hearing ever given. He was described as â€śconfused,â€ť â€śbefuddled,â€ť and â€śself contradicting.â€ť One of Mr. Hagelâ€™s own backers deplored the lack of â€ścharismaâ€ť the nominee showed during the hearings.