The liberal bias on college campuses continues. Scripps College created a speaker series program designed to promote conservative opinion on campus—but Pulitzer-prize winning columnist George Will was uninvited from his speaking engagement solely because of his conservative views. Ironic, huh?
Will was asked to speak as part of the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program, whose objective is to bring speakers "to campus to educate students on different ideologies." According to the Scripps College website, this program was created under the belief that, if students are exposed to varying opinions, it would lead to a better educational experience.
Just recently, an annual study conducted by a Claremont College professor revealed that there are no professors at Scripps College who identify as conservative. The Claremont College network consists of 532 colleges, and each year, the study shows that there are very few conservative faculty members. more >>
Of all the examples of incompetence and failure to protect Americans that the Obama administration has displayed, its failure to keep Ebola out of our country may be the worst. Obama's No. 1 job is to keep dangerous people from coming into America, and he has flunked the test.
Ebola is a particularly horrible disease. Infected patients face a death rate of 25 to 90 percent.
Long ago, our country designated Ellis Island as a place where people could be held until we decided whether or not to let them in. Disease is one of the major reasons why, over the years, thousands of people have been denied entry and returned to wherever they came from. more >>
Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee issued a warning to Republican leaders that if they abandon long-held positions against same-sex marriage and abortion to appeal to moderate voters, then he would become an independent.
After the Supreme Court decided Monday that it will not hear appeals from states where lower courts ruled against same-sex marriage bans, Huckabee told the American Family Association's "Today's Issues" radio program that if the establishment Republicans surrender their stance on same-sex marriage and adapt to the modern pro-gay political climate, then he and others would leave the party.
"I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans, who have abdicated on this issue," Huckabee said. "If the Republicans want to lose guys like me and a whole bunch of still God-fearing and Bible-believing people just go ahead and abdicate on this issue. And while you are at it, go ahead and say abortion doesn't matter either because at that point you lose me." more >>
A day after a federal court struck down bans against gay marriage in the states of Nevada and Idaho, sparking celebration in the gay community, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked that ruling Wednesday morning.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Justice Kennedy made the order an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request seeking an immediate stay of the federal court ruling that would have required the state to start issuing same-sex marriage license about 10 minutes after their request was filed.
Nevada was also expected to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses later Wednesday. more >>
FBI Director James Comey admitted that the "dozen or so" American citizens that are currently fighting with the Islamic State terror group in Syria have the ability and right, as Americans with passports, to return to the homeland.
Appearing in his first major television interview since taking the helm of the Bureau in September 2013, Comey said on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night that the FBI is closely tracking about a dozen American citizens whom they believe to be fighting in Syria alongside ISIS militants. He added that although they may be supporting terrorist agendas, they still have the freedom to re-enter the country at anytime by simply using their passport.
"Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport is revoked, is entitled to come back," Comey said. "So, someone who's fought with ISIL, with American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully." more >>
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, sparking questions and a wide-range of rumors around his disappearance.
USA Today noted on Tuesday that rumors include a possible coup; that the 31-year-old leader is facing health problems; or that there is a low-grade civil war in the Pacific nation.
North Korea has given no explanation as for why Kim, who regularly makes public appearances, has not been seen for over four weeks now. The last reports showed him attending a music concert with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, on Sept. 3. more >>