Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke revealed that he is considering running against Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) because Scalise was "elected on false pretenses."
"He got elected as David Duke without the baggage," Duke said during an appearance this week on "The Jim Engster Show." "He got elected on false pretenses. He's not David Duke. He's basically condemning the people of his district who voted overwhelmingly for me to be their U.S. senator and voted to be their governor."
Duke ran for the state's governorship and was nearly elected in 1991. Since then, he has largely remained out of the political spotlight but during Scalise's campaign was brought back after it emerged that the Rep. had spoken at a conference hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization in 2002. Scalise claimed that he did not know of the group's highly racist views when he was there and allegedly told a reporter that he was "David Duke without the baggage." more >>
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not run for President in 2016.
Last week, veteran journalist Larry King confirmed on Twitter that the former Mormon pastor was seriously considering a third bid at the presidency, however; he ultimately decided against another run telling supporters during a phone conference that his decision is "best for the [GOP] party and the nation."
"You can't imagine how hard it is for Anne and I to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it's best for the party and the nation," Romney, 67, said during the call which aired on CNN. more >>
The Church of England has spoken out against a bill that British MPs are getting set to vote on which would allow "three-parent babies" to be born from DNA replacement.
"The Archbishops Council, which monitors this issue, does not feel that there has been sufficient scientific study or informed consultation into the ethics, safety and efficacy of mitochondria transfer," Rev. Brendan McCarthy, the Church of England's national adviser on medical ethics, said.
"Without a clearer picture of the role mitochondria play in the transfer of hereditary characteristics, the Church does not feel it would be responsible to change the law at this time." more >>
American Sniper isn't just a hit, it's on its way to a colossal box-office return. It's already the tenth-highest grossing movie of 2014 (the movie opened in select theaters at Christmas) and is well on its way to the top three — this despite a furious backlash from the Left, with rhetoric that routinely borders on the hysterical. Yet the people still come, in droves. Friends of mine are relating how, days later, the movie is still having an impact on them, making them think more about the war, about the experience of veterans, and the nature of our enemy.
All of this represents a defeat for a cultural Left that is used to getting its way. It is used to exercising the power to name and shame — to exclude politically incorrect discourse and entertainment from American pop culture and public life. Until recently, anyway.
If one looks back at the large-scale cultural fights of the past three years, there's an emerging pattern: When the Left butts heads with a "red" institution, seeking to diminish its influence in red America, the backlash is intense. Remember the Chick-fil-A boycotts so swamped by "buycotts" that restaurants actually ran out of chicken? Or remember A&E's capitulation in the face of overwhelming support for Phil Robertson? Then there was of course the almost laughably ineffective boycott of Hobby Lobby, where hosts of people who never go to craft stores anyway pledged to somehow put the company out of business for resisting the HHS abortion-pill mandate. more >>
I have a confession to make. I absolutely love NFL football. That may sound odd coming from a middle-aged mom of three, but you have to understand: I married a Cheesehead – Wisconsin born and bred. So for me, rooting for the Packers is not just sport; it's marital duty.
It's also something that brings my husband and me together with our kids. Though one of our sons defected to the Chicago Bears, watching football remains one of our family's favorite activities. There's just something about experiencing the highs and lows of a game that bonds our family in this weird sort of way. If you're a fan, you know what I mean.
These memories are precious. And, that's why football remains incredibly nostalgic for me. I have fond childhood memories of watching NFL football on Sunday afternoons with my entire family. My mom would usually nod off after doing some crossword puzzle. But, the rest of us would delight ourselves cheering, groaning and yelling at the TV. Best of all, we kids would enjoy three full hours of uninterrupted time with my dad, which was no small thing. He was a surgeon and worked long, consecutive days, so that time together was precious. more >>
To: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
From: Michael L. Brown
Dear Sir, more >>