Pence announces plan to help Christians displaced by the Islamic State

With all the scandals raging from the dossier to the huge budget to Obama's slush fund, it's time for some good news coming from Washington DC. That news came last night from Vice President Mike Pence as he announced the United States will directly assist faith-based groups actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities whose … Continue reading Pence announces plan to help Christians displaced by the Islamic State

Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

Pres. Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. You can read it in full here, and you should (video at Powerline). 1. Pres. Trump asserted the American constitutional system of governance, as Rick Manning said, "not as imposition but an example to be followed, while at the same time respecting … Continue reading Five points on the POTUS speech at the UN

America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: We should use the debate [in the UN] to promote peace, harmony, good will. Sir Humphrey Appleby: well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred. Yes Prime Minister, A Victory for Democracy 1986 Yesterday the Hill highlighted a pair of tweets … Continue reading Trump isn’t all that wrong about the UN/Club business but that’s by design

Netanyahu’s thunderous silence and the West’s moral vacuum

While Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power busied themselves in a video conference with Pres. Obama, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a most powerful speech: Last month, Khamenei once again made his genocidal intentions clear before Iran’s top clerical body, the Assembly of Experts. He spoke about … Continue reading Netanyahu’s thunderous silence and the West’s moral vacuum

A Primer on Agenda 21 and ICLEI

I was thrilled to join DaTechGuy on the radio last Saturday as one of the new guest bloggers for this site.  During our discussion, one of the questions that came up is Agenda 21.  We didn’t have time to go into the details for those who are unfamiliar with it, so I thought I would … Continue reading A Primer on Agenda 21 and ICLEI