Should an Arrest Carry a Heavier Punishment Than a Conviction?

It’s a simple question. Should an arrest by police carry a heavier punishment than a conviction would? If a person is being arrested for jaywalking, should the arresting officers be allowed to use lethal force when a conviction for the alleged crime would result in nothing more than a fine? I think the obvious answer is no: Consider what arrests are for. An arrest is not punishment: After all, there has been no conviction at that point. The purpose of an arrest is to prevent crime and to aid in Read more […]

Washington Post Slams Israel For Hamas’ Evils

“…at base the Palestinian national movement since its inception in 1920 has not been about the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state but rather the destruction of the Jewish state or earlier the prevention of the establishment of a Jewish state and so it remains to this day which is why the PLO has consistently refused statehood every time it has been offered them since 1993.” – Caroline Glick, author of The Israeli Solution The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ever present topic in politics. Read more […]

White House Accidentally Reveals Name of Top CIA Spook in Afghanistan

In 2003, members of the Bush administration accidentally leaked the name of Valerie Plame as being a CIA operative. The administration was raked over the coals by the liberal Democrats for the unconscionable leak that endangered Plame and her family’s lives. They claimed that her named was intentionally released because her husband, Joseph C. Wilson, a former US Ambassador to Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, was openly critical of Bush’s invasion into Iraq. Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Read more […]

Fact Checker Says Not to Believe Obama’s 6M Obamacare Enrollees

A recent tweet from Obama claims that 6 million people have enrolled in Obamacare.  The administration is using that figure to encourage others, especially young and healthy Americans to sign up for their health coverage. Glenn Kessler, author of the Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog says that the Obama administration is using bogus numbers and that they really have no idea of how many Americans have actually enrolled, selected policies and paid for them.  He recently appeared on Newsmax Read more […]

What’s Your Gun Number?

The Washington Post is trolling for gun violence stories to prepare a compelling anti-gun narrative for the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting. In their own words: Saturday marks a year since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  Since the shooting, an intense political debate on guns has occurred, with about 1,500 gun bills introduced across the country. But for many Americans, the impact of guns and gun violence has also been incredibly personal, making this Read more […]

WaPo On Gov’t Reopening: I Missed You So Much!

I was against the government shutdown from a strategic standpoint. Republicans didn’t shut it down, but they opposed Obamacare, which led to the Democratic Senate saying, “Fine, we’re not going to fund the government if you insist on delaying Obamacare for the masses, even though we’ve delayed it for our cronies.” Republicans got the brunt of the blame. But whereas I was annoyed about the government shutting down, now I’m nauseated and creeped out by people’s reactions to it opening up again. Yesterday Read more […]