Press banned as FLOTUS Obama touts Free Speech

A bit of do as I say not as I do coming from the White House – Sort of like not following the diet the First Lady touts for school children. First lady Michelle Obama told students that freedom of speech should be a universal right during her extravagant, no-press-allowed tour of China — a hypocritical move that will surely draw the ire of critics, according to an expert. “That […]


The World Wide Web is 25 years old – Timeline

Top 10 Web Political Moments 1. First Candidate to have a Web site – Senator Dianne Feinstein (1994) Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) became the first political candidate to have a Web site, permanently changing the way politicians raise money, organize volunteers, and interact with voters. 2. The Drudge Report Breaks Lewinsky Scandal (1998) The Drudge Report, a little-known, one-man news site, beat the mainstream media on one of the decade’s […]

Maureen Faulkner – A Life Deferred

Maureen Faulkner – A Life Deferred

Chances are, you don’t know the name Maureen Faulkner, or that of her husband, Danny. You might, however, recognize Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing Officer Daniel Faulkner, in December of 1981. The following year, Abu-Jamal was sentenced to die. The case was in the news, once again, when President Obama nominated Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile defended Abu-Jamal in one of the […]


Top 7 Bits of Political Advice for Jimmy Fallon

Mark Baisley over at Townhall has seven bits of advice for Jimmy Fallon on  American Right-Wing politics: Advice #1: Understand America. Expose yourself to the political right. Folks in the entertainment industry live in their own incestuous culture on the hard left. Because they do not mix with the common folk, they do not relate to everyday sensibilities. You are great with pop culture, social media, and all that. But […]


Diving into California Water Policy

As weather events across the United States have been increasingly volatile, regions grapple with completely different problems. The East Coast has been repeatedly battered by snowstorms over winter, and now they need to worry about potential flooding during the snowmelt. Meanwhile, on the west coast, California has been dealing with an extended drought. The drought has become such an issue that President Obama scheduled a visit to Fresno to announce […]


Trudeau’s economic plan for Canada

Statements gleamed from Justin Trudeau’s keynote speech and his address to the Petroleum Club in Calgary, Alberta last year should give Canadians a pretty good idea of how Justin Trudeau’s economy would go. It would probably include a carbon tax. What is Trudeau’s economic plan for Canada? During his keynote speech this weekend Trudeau said that he would not raise taxes on corporations or the middle class. Based on all […]