Beau Bergdahl has been returned to "active duty." Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years since walking away from his post one night in 2009.
President Obama greeted Bergdahl's relieved parents in Rose Garden at the White House in a move widely criticized. And that was even before Americans learned that the Obama administration had traded young Bergdahl for five of the most murderous Taliban detainees from our facility at Guantanamo Bay.
Duty. There seems to be much confusion about the word today. The fifth general order that recruits are required to memorize in Boot Camp defines it as a military duty "to quit my post only when properly relieved." It is not yet clear that Beau Bergdahl committed any disloyal act in walking off his post in Afghanistan. We may find upon a probing investigation that he was dazed, depressed, drunk, or drugged. A full and fair inquiry is required. more >>
In a recent interview with ABC News, Attorney General Eric Holder spewed more racist nonsense. He claimed that some of his critics and the President's critics were motivated by "racial animus."
According to Holder, "There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president. You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people."
Using the race card is the last refuge for liberals who do not want to be held accountable for their poor performance. more >>
While promoting his new book, former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin recently spoke about the controversial comments he made in 2012 regarding pregnancy and "legitimate rape" that many believe cost him the senate election against Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Akin told The Brody File in a recent interview that he felt he was in the middle of spiritual warfare during the 2012 senate election, following the fallout from his controversial comments. Akin details his political experience in his new book Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom, released earlier this week.
When David Brody, host of "The Brody File," asked the former congressman if he felt he was in the middle of spiritual warfare following his comments, Akin replied: "I felt sort of peaceful, as though I was in a parachute. I sort of felt that on each side of me were these towering cumulus clouds. On the one side lightning and thunder of evil and the other side brilliant light of good and I sort of felt like I was literally on the front lines and evil and good were going at it all around me and I'm thinking, 'how did I get here so fast?'" more >>
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently voiced his support for last month's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling while speaking at a meet-and-greet event in Marion, Iowa this week.
Christie, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made his comments Thursday while responding to a question at MJ's Restaurant in Marion. The east coast governor was visiting Iowa to campaign for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad (R).
In a video recorded by the Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, Christie was asked if he supported the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based chain of craft stores. "Do I support the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case? I do," Christie replied. more >>
It is no accident that rhetoric about race has been ramping up at a time when racial politics can be the key determinant for control of the Senate this year.
At least three states – North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas – are red states with vulnerable Democrat Senators up for re-election that have large black populations.
Can racism really be as rampant in America as all the current rhetoric implies? more >>
Millennials are really confused about politics, some pundits have recently claimed. These claims, however, derive from a misunderstanding of the survey data.
"This poll proves that millennials have totally incoherent political views," Dylan Matthews wrote for Vox. At The Atlantic, Derek Thompson followed with, "Millennials' Political Views Don't Make Any Sense." Then came, "Millennials Don't Know What 'Socialism' Means," by Emily Ekins.