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Yesterday, in the wake of the tragic attack at the Washington Navy Yard, Russia’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief, Alexey Pushkov, gloated about the shooting. Showing that his respect for common decency is as minimal as his government’s respect for democracy and human rights, he tweeted that the shootings prove that the United States is not… Read More →

If the 2016 presidential election were an opera, Act One began last week with sparring between two of the leading GOP candidates, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The rift exposed a yawning ideological gap in the Republican party and raised questions about who is most likely to have a fighting… Read More →

I can think of many great reasons to visit Chattanooga, TN. One can take a ride on the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo. Or one can see 7 states from a ledge in Rock City and if you are a fan of art and jellyfish, the Tennessee Aquarium has the perfect exhibit for you. However, of… Read More →

Fires raged throughout the consulate and nearby CIA annex. In a solitary corner of the compound, the American flag lay torn, singed and soiled. Inside, Christopher Stevens struggled for his last breath of air. He could hear shouts and gunfire outside. None of that, however, was from his comrades. There would be no help on… Read More →

Tonight, after I put my children to sleep in their beds, I stopped for a moment in front of my fireplace mantel and stared. Some mantels are decorated with a pretty work of art, a colorful flower arrangement, or maybe just left plain. In my home, I display a selection of books from the last… Read More →

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the IRS is busy. After all, they have a lot of work to do to make up the Obama administration’s $1 trillion yearly deficit.  But that hasn’t stopped them from targeting tea party groups and denying their non-profit applications. Or spending time at lavish conferences, recording Stark Trek parodies… Read More →

I’m beginning to realize that we are performing a major injustice when we call all of the events of the past year “scandals”. Scandals are what soap operas base their story lines off of. Scandals are actions of a President and his intern in the Oval Office. I will even admit that breaking into a… Read More →

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the IRS is busy. After all, they have a lot of work to do to make up the Obama administration’s $1 trillion yearly deficit. But that hasn’t stopped them from targeting tea party groups and denying their non-profit applications. Or spending time at lavish conferences, recording Stark Trek parodies… Read More →

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