It is rather shocking for a freedom loving journalist to say that Vladimir Putin is a better leader than the current President of the United States. It is also an extremely relative statement that only has a kernel of truth because of our current political climate.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks that rocked France last week, leaders from around the world gathered in Paris this past Sunday to participate in an anti-terrorist rally. Over 30 nations sent high ranking representatives to stand shoulder to shoulder with the French people; noticeably absent was the United States. Given our own history with terrorism, our history in standing with Europe, and the fact that France is our oldest ally, it is inconceivable that the leader of the “free world” failed to attend, or send adequate representation, to the rally this past weekend. Despite the presence of Attorney General Eric Holder in France, he did not actually attend the rally; nor did President Obama or VP Biden, who were both in DC, while Secretary Kerry was in India. At the moment when the eyes of the world were watching our leader failed to step forward and turn his words into action.Read more
The announcement that the USA will normalize relations with Cuba didn't go over very well with the Cuban American community largely based in Miami, Florida. Cuban Americans quickly descended on Versailles Restaurant on Calle Ocho, where occasionally they gather to express their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. These rights don't exist in Cuba, why didn't the USA demand these rights be granted to the Cuban people?
The news that Alan Gross was released after five years of imprisonment is certainly good news. As a USAID contractor, he delivered computer equipment to the small Jewish community and set up internet access that circumvented the communist government censors. Upon being caught and imprisoned, he was falsely accused of being a spy.Read more
Although you won’t hear it from the mainstream media, there’s credible data suggesting the incidents of sexual assaults occurring on college campuses has been declining for years. Despite hysterical cries of ‘rape culture’ from university elites, fledgling feminists, and political hacks, the line being consistently fed to Americans...that 1 in 5 campus girls have been raped, is utter hooey.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics puts the latest 2013 numbers at 4.3 rapes for every 1,000 college women. This is significantly smaller than the 20% widely reported. The real numbers also show that non-students are at greater risk of being raped than those who are on campus.
While any amount of assaults is too high, this suggests the opposite of what is being drilled into the heads of Americans. When it comes to rape, a girl is safer on campus than not.
Ironically, there's a real group of Millennials that currently fits into the 1 in 5 statistical mantra. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “One in five young adults (ages 18 – 34) lives in poverty, up from one in seven in 1980” and is a record high.Read more
Unless you have been living under a rock the last couple of weeks, you have heard about students at Columbia Law School being told they could petition to delay their final exams if they were traumatized by the Ferguson and Staten Island Grand Jury findings.
Well, here is a piece of advice to those students and anyone else looking for an excuse not to carry on with life: SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP! LIFE GOES ON!Read more