David Barton Again Falsely Claims Obama Administration Has Not Prosecuted Child Pornography

Repeating a false claim he made in 2011, David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience yesterday that the Obama Administration has not prosecuted any child pornography cases. In contrast, Opposing Views links to six different FBI cases in just the last week (e.g., this MS case).According to World Magazine, the Obama administration has been less than active on adult cases but has been vigorous in prosecuting cases involving children.  The Department of Justice has placed emphasis on enforcement … [Read more...]

Department of Justice won't defend DOMA, advocates "heightened scrutiny"

Old news by now, but I am including the post by request to facilitate discussion.Some see it as a way to maintain support among younger voters since they favor gay marriage. I think this puts more pressure on the GOP to come out strongly against gay marriage in order to differentiate the party on the issue. While I think that would be misguided and cut against them in the general election, I am pretty sure this will be a big deal during the primary season.To better understand the legal … [Read more...]

Paul Kengor: God Gets His Healthcare Bill

Note: The recent healthcare reform certainly is historic, in the sense that it most likely will be considered an important, perhaps defining, event in the Obama Presidency. Whatever eventually happens politically as a result, there are important elements of public discourse which marked the debate. One of those elements --religious rhetoric-- is the subject of Dr. Kengor's column.  God Gets His Healthcare BillBy Dr. Paul Kengor The most frustrating thing I’ve dealt with in profes … [Read more...]

Gibbs: FOX News is unfair (sniff)

I have not followed the White House whining about Fox News very closely but I took notice of this:White House officials once again advanced its contention that Fox News and its commentators are not journalists, rather a propaganda wing of the Republican Party. During the gaggle, an informal on-the-record but off-camera briefing between the White House press secretary and some members of the media, Robert Gibbs and ABC's Jake Tapper had this conversation:Tapper: It’s escaped none of our n … [Read more...]

Crashing the pajama party

I am pretty sure Andrew Malcolm nails it here.Saturday night before he was asked about "don't ask-don't tell" Obama told the banqueting but impatient Human Rights Campaign crowd (full text right here) all the Democratically-correct things it wanted to hear before the big march for LGBT equality the next day.So it was very surprising -- even jarring -- when on Sunday CNBC's John Harwood, long a respected political journalist, reported a conversation with an anonymous White....... House … [Read more...]

Obama: Prince of Peace?

President Obama wins Nobel Peace PrizeOSLO - The Nobel Committee stunned the world today by awarding US President, Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize.Committee chair, Thorbjoern Jagland, said it was kind of a consolation prize since Chicago didn't win the 2016 Olympic games."We just all felt sorry for Obama," Jagland said. "He was all sad and stuff, you know, over the Olympic thing, so we thought it would be a nice pick-me-up."Hearing the news, Nobel Laureate, Al Gore said, " … [Read more...]

Does Brewster’s age matter?

As noted here two days ago, Kevin Jennings made a statement regarding a student's disclosure of involvement with an older man while Jennings was a teacher at Concord Academy. Here again is the statement:Twenty one years later I can see how I should have handled this situation differently.  I should have asked for more information and consulted legal or medical authorities. Teachers back then had little training or guidance about this kind of thing. All teachers should have a basic level of … [Read more...]

Change has come! Kids sing praise to Obama

I guess change is possible.To those with a mind for history, a question. Has a president ever been the subject of praise songs? Remember this? … [Read more...]


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