Asked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-California to elaborate [about the use of drones by the FBI domestically], Mueller added, “It’s very seldom used and generally used in a particular incident where you need the capability.” Earlier in the morning, however, Mueller said that the agency was only now working to establish set rules for the drone program.
June 19, 2013 2 Comments
Forget the tin foil hats – Friday’s headlines leave no doubt that this administration’s abuse of power is real.
June 10, 2013 10 Comments
President Obama was right. He promised the most transparent administration ever and he kept his word. It is the most transparently political, transparently corrupt and transparently inept of any administration in recent American history, maybe in all American history.
June 5, 2013 1 Comment
Two stories in the news last week are a reminder that the left is like the Energizer bunny: It just keeps on keeping on.
June 4, 2013 2 Comments
The IRS and Department of Justice scandals rocking the Obama administration make this a timely review. They demonstrate the consequences of Unlearning Liberty.
The author is a First Amendment lawyer and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization dedicated to defending free speech rights on college and university campuses. FIRE is politically ecumenical, encompassing conservatives, liberals and libertarian free speech warriors. It goes to war and to court to defend students’ and faculties’ First Amendment rights at institutions of higher education.
June 3, 2013 No Comments
Reader discretion advised, book contains explicit content of a disturbing nature.
This little book does not carry a warning label, but it should. It’s diminutive 5” x 7” format and 43 pages of large print belie the universe of disturbing information within. Martin previously reviewed another book in the excellent Encounter series. This one is Broadside 28.
May 21, 2013 No Comments
It was bound to happen. Progressives, an appellation the president embraces, believe that the Constitution is an outdated encumbrance to the necessary exercise of power. Officials who do not respect the rule of law are free to do whatever they perceive as necessary in a given situation. This time that involved, in the words of Steven Aftergood, a government secrecy expert at the Federation of American Scientists, “an astonishing assault on the core values of our society.”
May 16, 2013 1 Comment
As adequately demonstrated throughout history, impinging on individual freedoms for the common good eventually requires the use of force. But it’s not necessary to look to history. In Germany homeschooling is verboten and violating that dictat can result in forcible removal of children and jailing of parents.
May 15, 2013 2 Comments
This book is part biography and part social and political history. Quitt draws on previously untapped sources to try to do justice to a complex man now little more than a footnote to history. The irony is that, in his time, Douglas was widely admired and thought much more likely to ascend to the presidency than the man whose election relegated him to the shadows. If Douglas is remembered at all, it is for debating Lincoln in 1858 when Lincoln ran for Douglas’s Senate seat.
May 14, 2013 No Comments
We have known for some time that the State Department, aka Hilary Clinton, was responsible for “heavy substantive revisions” to what the news accounts refer to as “CIA talking points.” Talking points? Aren’t talking points what politicians use for political pronouncements? Why were talking points needed to convey information about events in Benghazi? Oh, wait. It was a political pronouncement. The president’s repeated claim, that he had ended terrorism by killing Osama Ben Laden, would combust if it became known only two months prior to the 2012 election that terrorists were responsible for the attack in Benghazi.
May 9, 2013 3 Comments