Growing up "on the wrong side of the tracks" in Cincinnati, I experienced some of the racial crimes committed – blacks on whites; whites on blacks. But what was most concerning were the heinous acts of violence that involved black perpetrators on black victims, especially involving black men.
The murder of young black men is not an uncommon occurrence. During the first two weeks of this year, fourteen people were murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, an average of one murder a day in a city of just over 600,000 people. By the end of the month, the count had reached 27. Last year, there were 234 murders in Baltimore, and the overwhelming majority of the victims were African American.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between eight and nine thousand African Americans are murdered each year. Of course crimes where a black is murdered by a non-black-as in the slayings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis-receive the most media attention. But in fact, more than 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. Unsurprisingly, most killings are related to drugs or gang activity. more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Left's focus on "political correctness" prevents Americans from speaking common sense about political issues, Dr. Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgery director at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center who shot to fame last year when he gave a politically incorrect speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, declared In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
"It's time for people to stand up and proclaim what they believe and stop being bullied!" Carson said in his Saturday speech recalling attacks by people intentionally misrepresenting his views. "I'll let you know why I'm not a fan of political correctness, I hate political correctness, I will continue to defy the PC police who have tried in many cases to shut me up," Carson said.
The former doctor attacked left-leaning media for misquoting a statement he made last year at the Values Voter Summit about the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." "I said that Obamacare was the worst thing since slavery," Carson recalled. The media misreported him as saying Obamacare is the same thing as slavery, he alleged. "Of course they're not the same thing. Slavery is much worse," but he argued that this falsehood reveals the strategy behind political correctness. more >>
In the Left's never-ending effort to enable girls and women to have recreational sex without being "punished with a baby" (as President Obama put it in reference to his daughters awhile back), emergency contraception will now be less expensive and more accessible because of two new developments.
Instead of having to take two Plan B pills, a new single-dose version - referred to as Plan B One Step (PBOS) - has been rushed through approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); further, a generic version - at roughly half the price of the original Plan B - can be purchased over the counter by anyone (even though the fine print stipulates that it is for women age 17 and older). So, anyone can go into any drug store and purchase a relatively inexpensive version (at $20 to $40) of a high-potency pill that used to be available only by prescription and under a doctor's supervision.
Lots of folks are going to make a lot of money. The bad guys are going to have an easier time convincing girls to forego the condom. Girls and women are, once again, going to be the guinea pigs for a broad, general experiment in social engineering; it will be several years before we learn about the young girls whose bodies weren't able to handle such high-powered drugs in such a strong dosage. It won't be too long before some vulnerable girls are victims of unscrupulous guys who exploit them and then hand them a PBOS as they walk out the door. Even if a girl's body can take the chemical assault, what of her emotions, her sense of self-worth, when he doesn't call afterwards and it dawns on her that he wasn't really attracted to "her" … just sex. more >>
What do you do when you have no confidence that the party that holds to many of your core values will actually stand up for those values if put back in power? In the aftermath of CPAC, that's the predicament I find myself in when it comes to the Republican Party, and I'm sure I don't speak for myself alone.
Had I been a supporter of Barack Obama and had I been in agreement with the most recent Democratic Party Platform, I would have cause for jubilation.
After all, Mr. Obama held true to his historic, radical, pro-abortion position, one that was celebrated in shocking fashion at the DNC last year and one that was reinforced with the president's infamous "Thank you, Planned Parenthood, and God bless you." Not even the Kermit Gosnell trial could take the wind out of this administration's devotion to the slaughter of the unborn. more >>
During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment…again. If it were not for being a part of the most "transparent" administration, one might think she had something to hide.
But then again, in a liberal's lexicon, words are not required to match actions. According to Politico, Katherine Meyer, a lawyer responsible for filing Freedom of Information (FOIA) cases since 1978 says the Obama administration "is the worst of six administrations on FOIA issues," raising one barrier after another, sometimes on Obama's direct orders.
So now we are supposed to believe the IRS scandal over targeting Obama's political opponents has "not even a smidgen of corruption," as President Obama claimed during his Super Bowl 2014 interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. During the interview, Obama confirmed that prior IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman visited the White House more than 100 times but couldn't recall talking with him even once. From his lips to God's ears… more >>
The latest gun control law in Connecticut has crossed a very frightening line. A standoff has been created between the government and tens of thousands of gun owners now considered felons. It marks the beginning of an Orwellian new phase. Gun owners saw it coming, as evidenced by their recent adoption in recent years of the defiant expression "molon labe." The phrase originated from Spartan General-King Leonidas, who reportedly responded with "Come and get them!" to Persian Emperor Xerxes' demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. The Spartans fought valiantly, but were ultimately defeated. With the prequel to the Hollywood bestselling movie 300 just released last week, Americans are now even more aware of the phrase.
Until now, gun control laws hadn't mandated the confiscation of weapons; generally, banned guns were grandfathered in under previous laws so their current owners could continue to legally own them. The Connecticut law changes all that. Passed last year in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, SB 1160 bans so-called "assault weapons" - certain rifles, more recently known as AR-15s, that have been singled out based on purely cosmetic criteria - and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The firearms have been banned based on how "scary" they look, not their actual usage in crimes. According to a study from the BATF that came out a few years ago, none of the top 10 guns used in crimes in the U.S. were so-called assault weapons; they were all pistols or revolvers. In fact, the #5 gun used in crimes was a shotgun, which Vice President Joe Biden advised Americans last year to use for self-defense. more >>