Eric Holder, perhaps the worst, most corrupt attorney general in history, famously demanded Americans stop being cowardly and have a conversation about race. Well, in the aftermath of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Christopher Lane, and now World War II hero Delbert Belton, I don´t think he likes the frankness he is starting to get (snip) taboos are crumbling surrounding discussion of the actual behaviors that lead to problems commonly ascribed to racism.
As the U.S. military prepares over the next few years to open all jobs to women, including combat roles, the Army recently debuted a newly designed, female-friendly uniform. Originally conceived as a women’s uniform, it’s now being referred to as a unisex option. The new style is designed to better fit a woman’s body, featuring narrower shoulders, a fitted waist, adjusted sleeve length and a rank insignia that sits above—rather than right on—the breast. What’s most striking about the new uniform is how similar it looks to the current masculine-geared version. The new design incorporates small tweaks for fit rather
Now that Nidal Malik Hasan has been convicted for killing 12 soldiers and one civilian at Fort Hood in November 2009 (and is likely to be executed for it) pressure should be brought to bear on President Obama to a) declare the shootings an act of terrorism and b) to bestow Purple Hearts on the military personnel who survived the attack. I harbor no illusions that Obama will do either of these things. As I wrote last month, “Unlike Trayvon Martin, no one who died at Fort Hood reminds Obama of himself.” As such this is something that must be
Washington Post staffers cowered in the main lobby of their Washington, D.C. headquarters on Thursday as hundreds of Egyptian-American protesters chanted outside, in response to a protest leader with a bullhorn, that “The Washington Post is lying” and “The Washington Post [is] Supporting Terrorists.” “A large group of Egyptian protesters rallied in front of The Washington Post offices on Thursday afternoon, registering their support for military leader Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sissi and their opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood,” reported the Post. In fact, these were Egyptian-Americans, and the reason they were at the Post could be ascertained in their chants.
SAN DIEGO — After six weeks of civic turmoil over his treatment of women, Mayor Bob Filner submitted his resignation Friday, and the City Council approved a deal to pay for some of his expenses from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide. In an emotional and defiant address to the council after the vote was announced, Filner apologized to his victims and supporters but also said he had been victimized by "the hysteria of the lynch mob" caused by politicians and the media once the allegations by some 18 women became public. "I faced lynch mobs many
In a 2013 fund-raising letter, Allen West wrote that "Obama´s completely incoherent foreign policy is putting our strongest allies in grave danger. His extreme ambivalence is simply unacceptable." But is it really incoherent? Obama´s mentors have long taught him to despise America. In fact, these "mentors and allies were marked by hatred of the United States," and Obama was "marinated" in a "visceral hostility to the West" via the influence of Frank Marshall Davis, who had a long history of anti-American, anti-white beliefs.
LENOX, Pa. — No Obama bus tour would be complete without a stop for the president’s favorite treat: pie. On the road to Scranton this afternoon, the president made a surprise visit to Bingham’s Restaurant in Lenox, Pa. “Hello, everybody,” Obama exclaimed as he walked into the sunny restaurant with Sen. Bob Casey by his side. “I hear you’ve got the best pie… That’s the word on the street.” The president walked straight up to the counter, where more than a dozen pies and sweet treats were on display under a sign that read “Try The Pie.” A tempting coconut cream
Hello, I’m Indiana Governor Mike Pence. These are difficult days for too many Americans. Our economy isn’t growing as fast as we would like, and businesses aren’t creating as many jobs as we need. In states like Indiana, we’re working every day to give people more freedom to grow their businesses, but the over-regulation, higher taxes and new mandates coming from Washington, D.C. are stifling our economy and hurting efforts being made in states across the country.
MARIETTA, Ga. — An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly shot, his teenage co-defendant testified Thursday. Dominique Lang took the stand at the murder trial of De’Marquise Elkins, who is accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21. Police say the 15-year-old Lang was an accomplice, and he is also charged with murder and will be tried at a later date. Source corrected by Staff.
Organizers say as many as 100,000 people will descend on the National Mall Saturday as a week of commemorations begin for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Rally organizers have warned that a long list of recent events threaten to undo the progress made over the last half-century and return the country to the very climate of open discrimination that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. railed against 50 years ago. At the top of the list are the Trayvon Martin verdict and the Supreme Court´s Voting Rights Act ruling. Speakers on Saturday are expected to use the
Hi, everybody. Over the past month, I’ve been visiting towns across America, talking about what our country needs to do to secure a better bargain for the middle class. This week, I met with high school and college students in New York and Pennsylvania to discuss the surest path to the middle class — some form of higher education. But at a moment when a higher education has never been more important, it’s also never been more expensive.
President Barack Obama has promised Americans he will keep fighting on the domestic front, as he attempts to kick-start his flagging second term in the White House. Facing the US public in his first "town hall" meeting since winning re-election last November, Mr Obama pledged on Friday to work on "pocketbook bread-and-butter issues that affect all of you". [Snip] "There are still a lot of families out there that are having a tough time in the competitive global economy we´re living in," Mr Obama admitted, as new figures showed average American wages had barely risen since 2000. Thousands of local
Staff working at America´s National Security Agency--the eavesdropping unit that was revealed to have spied on millions of people--have used the technology to spy on their lovers. The employees even had a code name for the practice--"Love-int"--meaning the gathering of intelligence on their partners. Dianne Feinstein, a senator who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, said the NSA told her committee about a set of "isolated cases" that have occurred about once a year for the last 10 years. [Snip] Last week it was disclosed that the NSA had broken privacy rules on nearly 3,000 occasions over a one-year period.
Someone hit a Chicago police officer in the head with a baseball bat after the officer responded to a battery-in-progress call in the Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities. The officer is in serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He was hit about 12:40 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue. It´s not clear if the officer was hit on purpose or accidentally while trying to break up the fight. It´s not clear if the officer was working alone and other circumstances leading up to the attack weren´t immediately clear. No high-ranking police department
"I brake for fish," says a sticker on the back of Tony Ortokales´s car. It´s the sort of thing an avid angler might have on his bumper, but the license plate reading "H20 CAR" suggests something else. The propellers below the bumper tell the rest of the story. Mr. Ortokales, a 54-year-old machinist from Laconia, N.H., is the proud owner of one of the 500-odd Amphicars remaining in the world. About 4,000 were built. The only mass-produced amphibious passenger car, the German import sold between 1962 and 1967. That´s around the time many current owners, mainly middle-aged men, spotted the cars when
Spectacular songbird Linda Ronstadt disclosed Friday that she has Parkinson’s disease and the illness has already robbed her of her ability to sing. The 67-year-old “Hurt So Bad” songstress, whose vocal range spanned the octaves from contralto to soprano, discussed her disease with AARP magazine in an interview. The 11-time Grammy Award winner’s memoir, “Simple Dreams,” is slated to be published next month. “No one can sing with Parkinson’s disease,” Ronstadt said. “No matter how hard you try.” Ronstadt, who churned out hits during the 1970s and ‘80s, including
FRESNO, Calif.— A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles Friday and spread into Yosemite National Park at the height of the summer season for one of California´s most popular tourist destinations. While it has closed some backcountry hiking, it was not threatening the Yosemite Valley, home to such iconic sights as the Half Dome and El Capitan rock formations and Bridalveil and Yosemite falls. But in an unusual move, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for San Francisco 150 miles away because of the threat to the city´s utilities. The blaze had
Three men charged with the robbery and homicide of a Washington & Jefferson College football player and the robbery and aggravated assault of his teammate appeared individually Friday morning in Washington County Court for their formal arraignments before Judge Edward Borkowski, who said the procedural hurdle starts the official clock ticking on each of their cases. A general charge of homicide includes first-, second- and third-degree murder, and potentially voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution does not intend to seek the death penalty in the Oct. 4, 2012, killing of Tim McNerney, 21, of Butler. Please include source location.
Many people are noticing the uptick in young black males attacking, and in some recent cases, killing, white people. One of the connections that joins them all appears just below the surface. Each of these events are connected, and each of these connections are being totally ignored by the media. Lets just look at who was murdered in the last week 89-year-old Delbert Belton Murdered (left) 27-year-old Nurse, David Santucci (right) 23-year-old Student, Chris Lane (center) All of the people involved in the murders, and most of their accomplices, have a self-identified position of advocacy for Trayvon Martin via their
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power was unable to make it back from a personal trip in Ireland to New York in time for an emergency Security Council meeting, according to sources who spoke with Fox News. But a quick search of flight databases shows that on an average day, dozens of flights leave from the Emerald Isle to New York. A simple search made by FoxNews.com showed that up to 20 flights leave from Dublin airport to JFK airport in Queens, N.Y., -- with more than half arriving well before 3 p.m. ET, which is when the
The first time I became aware of the existence of black people was in grammar school. There was a black boy several grades ahead of me, and he was the smartest kid in my school. He was also the only black attending the Catholic school in my Italian and Irish Bronx neighborhood. The first black person I met in my life robbed me at Yankee Stadium when I was 8 years old. Behind him stood 3 black teenagers coaching him on how to properly mug a young white boy. They got my quarter. There were no black families in my neighborhood --
WEST MONROE, La.- Today Duck Commander, the Robertson family duck call business made famous by A&E´s hit reality show "Duck Dynasty," is more of an empire. But in the beginning Phil Robertson made his duck calls in his backwoods Louisiana backyard. And as the oldest son, Alan Robertson served as one of his dad´s first employees. "We made everything in there," Alan said, pointing into an old shed behind his dad´s house. "There used to be an old band saw out back and I used to cut calls in half. I was little, I was 12 years old, I mean,
At least three victims of the alleged chemical weapons attack in east Damascus on Thursday have been smuggled to Jordan where samples of their blood and urine will help determine which agent was used to gas hundreds of people. The samples could help inform an international response to the attack, which has sharply upped the stakes in Syria’s civil war, drawing demands for recrimination and edging a much-feared regional spillover closer to reality. Yesterday US president Barack Obama stepped up rhetoric over Syria in his first public comments since the alleged chemical attack, which he called a “big event of grave concern”
Now that America is leading from behind, more serious powers are rushing to fill the vacuum. Obama seems ready to let that happen, which is why India just launched its first homemade aircraft carrier and why Japan is rearming to keep China from stealing the whole South China Sea. When America bugs out, what follows is not love and peace -- contrary to deeply delusional liberals. What happens is a worldwide scramble for king of the hill. Instability breeds war, as we can see in the news headlines. Obama knocked over the Mubarak regime in Egypt, a pillar of peace and
Mystery solved. America´s ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power was in Ireland on a personal trip when she missed an emergency meeting on the alleged chemical gas attack in Syria, U.N. sources tell Fox News. A day earlier, State Department officials were mum when asked for information on Power´s whereabouts. She had come under fire for missing Wednesday´s urgent U.N. Security Council meeting, where delegations weighed how to respond to charges that the Assad regime had just committed the deadliest chemical weapons attack in the country´s two-year civil war. The meeting, and her absence, came just 19 days after Power assumed the