The government's staggering overreach last Friday smacks more of colonial tyranny than anything I can remember. Parents are rightly outraged, but what can we do?
My BreakPoint colleague, John Stonestreet, and I are both dads. In fact, we are both dads of daughters. Thus, Friday's bathroom edict from the Obama Administration hit particularly close to home, since it is girls like our daughters that are the most vulnerable.
But what can we do? As we like to say at the Colson Center, outrage is not a strategy. So I'd like to propose five things. more >>
On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to the House of Commons after a controversial and tension-filled confrontation occurred in the House Wednesday afternoon.
According to CBC News, the technically young Canadian leader offered a lengthy apology to the law makers. "I regret it deeply, I made a mistake and I am apologizing and I am asking members to understand how contrite and how regretful I am with my behavior," he said.
While Trudeau received a huge round of applause and standing ovation from the Liberal party, a few Conservatives and New Democrats recognized the 44-year-old leader's apology. John McKay was among the members who offered a few words and a pat on the arm to the troubled Minister. more >>
1. Hillary Clinton's 'Scooby Mobile'
Will reporters ever live down the shame of being compared to a pack of runaway llamas as they split their worn trousers in a competitive chase to capture Hillary's Scooby mobile as it drives in circles around a building?
Was everyone who lived before 2015 an unenlightened bigot? Recent statements by this administration may give you that impression.
The last two weeks have been, of all things, about bathrooms.
First, the U.S. Department of Justice notified the state of the North Carolina that HB2, or the bathroom law, violated the Civil Rights Act. Now to be clear, HB2 requires people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificate. more >>
No school has to allow transgender students in the bathrooms of the opposite sex, regardless of what President Obama says. That's according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom or ADF.
Sharp said President Obama's sweeping directive telling schools they must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice "violates the clear meaning of Title IX. It also violates Congressional authority, and state authority on this issue. And, it violates students' rights to privacy."
Though the president is threatening to withhold federal funding from any school that does not comply with his directive, Sharp said the administration must win its case in court before it can pull funding. However, to date, the administration has lost every court case challenging its transgender directives, except one. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders accepted the invitation from Fox News to participate in another Democratic debate that may happen anytime before the June 7 primaries. Fox News will host the debate and it is proposed to be held in California, one of the states participating in the primaries. Sanders' campaign manager however said that their acceptance of the invitation will be dependent on "mutual agreement" with Hillary Clinton in terms of the format, the moderators, among other details. Clinton's campaign group has yet to respond to the invitation, which according to a Fox News report, was issued to both Democratic presidential candidates.
Unlike the case of the Republican Party, the race for Presidential nominee for the Democratic Party is turning out to be a tight race between Clinton and Sanders. While Clinton is the front-runner in the race, with only 90 delegate votes away from the required 2,383 delegates for her to get the Presidential nomination, in recent primaries she lost Oregon to Sanders and only managed to get a slim win in Kentucky.
Sanders has no reason to quit the race as of yet. According to another report in New York Times, he has taken his campaign to a more aggressive level, challenging Clinton to another public debate and also calling her on what he perceives are her weaknesses against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The report noted that Sanders will be out to "harm" Clinton's chances at the nomination and he is eyeing the California primary to do this. more >>