The same-sex marriage case has rightly been compared to the notorious Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, which steamrolled existing state laws regarding abortion and imposed a court-based legal standard. The two cases are not similar because homosexual sex isn’t anywhere near as gravely immoral as the killing of innocent human beings, but because the judicial activism and consequent obliteration of the democratic process is virtually identical. … [Read more...] about Unprecedented Four SCOTUS Dissents Promise to Keep Marriage Debate Open
A CIA “whistleblower” filed a complaint accusing Trump of leveraging U.S. aid during the July 25 call to push Zelensky to investigate the Bidens, an allegation denied by the U.S. president and his Ukrainian counterpart. Some news outlets have found that the so-called “whistleblower” is friendly with the Democrats. … [Read more...] about Watchdog: Hunter Biden ‘Scandal Is Not Going Away,’ There’s ‘Strong Evidence of Criminal Misconduct’
Three months before his death Olson spent two weeks with his brother-in-law (my father) reroofing a family cabin in the Adirondacks. My father saw a man who was in a deep moral crisis. He wasn’t suicidal. He was a man who had begun reading the Bible to find answers to disturbing questions. On Feb. 23, 1954 (three months after Olson’s death), the CIA and the Department of Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding that allowed the CIA to withhold information relating to criminal activity if disclosure compromised intelligence sources and methods. In 1975, Senator Bella Abzug questioned Lawrence Houston, CIA general counsel at the time of Olson’s death, and an author of the memo. She asked, with specific reference to Olson, “In other words, the Memorandum of Understanding, in your judgment, gave authority to the CIA to make decisions to give immunity to individuals who happened to work for the CIA for all kinds of crimes, including murder.” Houston … [Read more...] about Did the CIA’s Dr. Frank Olson Jump to His Death or Was He Pushed?
"This last revolutionary movement lasted for four months and this is longer than any period in the past ... Such phenomena is completely new to Sudanese politics. And also, what's new to it is the role of the youth. I thought the youth under this regime had their future stolen ... I thought they were a lost generation. In fact, they surprised me by being so dynamic and so patriotic ... It looks and is an expression of the return of the soul of Sudan ... There is a restoration of hope and honor for the country," he said. … [Read more...] about Sudan’s Last Democratically-Elected Leader Retiring From Politics
The Wall, Abandoned By the time he exits the office, the president has said he wants a 1,000-mile structure along the border, an ambitious goal considering that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has only completed 100 miles in the past three years — around 90 miles of which serve as replacement for run-down barriers already in the ground. Though Trump has permanently altered legal immigration to the U.S. through his travel ban and nativist policies like restricting immigrant access to safety-net programs, a finished wall along the 1,954-mile southern border will not be an enduring piece of the administration’s legacy for a simple reason: It will not get done. According to construction-cost estimator Ed Zarenski, it’s just unfeasible to build such a substantial structure in such harsh, remote territory. At his low-end estimate of $22 billion, it would take 10,000 workers 11 years to build 1,000 miles of steel-slat barrier. “But you might not be able to get … [Read more...] about 11 Months From Today