We might joke around that marijuana backers tend to be all mellow, but mention you oppose legalization — some don't find it funny.
A couple of weeks ago, we stirred up somewhat of a hornet's nest with our BreakPoint commentary: "Marijuana Madness."
In it, I suggested that we slow down this accelerating push for legalization and I gave a couple of scientific reasons quoting some recent research: (1) marijuana use is addictive, and (2) marijuana use may produce "deeply pathologic consequences." more >>
Hillary Clinton might be the clear frontrunner for the Democrat Party's nomination, but according to a new poll at least six Republicans could beat her in next year's general election.
A Fox News poll released Sunday, which was conducted a week after the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, shows Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fairing best against the former secretary of state and Democrat frontrunner.
Rubio, who tops Clinton 50 to 42 points, told voters in Iowa Monday that if elected president, he would show the world how Islamic State militants "cry like babies" after they're captured. more >>
Based on the election calendar, white evangelical Christians are going to receive ample attention early in the 2016 Republican primary.
Using exit poll data from the 2012 and 2008 GOP primaries, as well as data from the Census Bureau and the Public Religion Research Institute's American Values Atlas to help estimate numbers for states with no exit polls, we found that about two-thirds (64%) of the total delegates in states with contests on or before March 8 will come from states with electorates that may be at least 50% white evangelical.
Table 1 lays out delegate data based on white evangelical participation and the calendar. Of the nearly 2,500 Republican delegates, just over 1,000 will come from the states and territories that will hold presidential preference polls up through March 8, 2016. Of those, close to 700 are slated to represent states that could have electorates with majorities of white born-again Christian voters, who are generally more conservative than other Republicans and less inclined to support establishment-oriented candidates. more >>
Perhaps the most unfortunate rhetorical moment in the presidency of George W. Bush was his now infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech. Delivered from the deck of an aircraft carrier on May 3, 2003, the President declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
As we all now well know, and liberals love to remind us, the Bush administration's assessment of the scope of the challenges in Iraq was woefully short-sighted, and his declaration of victory a mere two months after the initiation of combat operations in Iraq was premature to say the least.
President Obama recently had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment. Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, the President said that the goal of containing ISIS had been achieved. Not 12 hours later, the world watched in shock and horror as ISIS conducted several coordinated attacks across Paris, killing 129 and wounding hundreds more. more >>
It's been a dark few days. In the wake of historic bloodshed, we need to pray ceaselessly. And then we need to ask ourselves whether being a peacemaker might mean taking up arms.
France is reeling after its most violent day since World War II. Islamist terrorists launched at least six attacks throughout Paris: 129 are dead, and over 350 injured. France has confirmed what most of us already suspected: ISIS is behind the attacks.
The president of France rightly called the shootings "an act of war," and promised a "ruthless" military response. And while authorities across Europe have begun apprehending suspects, the attack shows one thing for certain: The world has underestimated ISIS and its capabilities, and the war in the Middle East is not staying in the Middle East. more >>
As the year ends, there is a month to go before the Iowa Caucuses where the two political parties in the United States will start the process of nominating their party's presidential candidate for the 2016 elections. The Iowa Caucuses, which will be held on February 1, 2016, is considered the first major electoral event of the nomination process for the presidential elections. Historically, the Iowa caucuses have given a strong indication about which candidate will eventually be chosen as their party's nominee.
As the caucuses approach, another Republican candidate, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to end his campaign because of "low polling numbers" not only nationally but more importantly in Iowa. As reported in ABC News, he said "I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States." He adds, "The reality though is, they told me as a young child, Americans can do anything. I believed them then, I believe them now. But you know, this is not my time. I've come to the realization this is not my time."
Jindal joins two other candidates who have also dropped out of the race. This news leaves 14 candidates still in the running for the Republican nomination, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, real estate billionaire Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson. more >>