Jorge Bonilla: What Does Obama Really Know About Benghazi-Gate? – The whistleblower testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee raised more questions than it answered; and appeared to confirm what was already apparent to many of us. After the testimony of the brave Benghazi whistleblowers, there is little doubt of the existence of a cover-up intended to conceal malfeasance before, during, and after the cowardly attacks.
Peter Kirsanow: Benghazi: Who ‘Disobeyed’ the Commander in Chief? – Shortly after the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, a local Denver television personality asked President Obama what actions he took upon learning of the assault. The president asserted, “I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.”
Deroy Murdock: A Monstrous Cover-Up – The truth behind this monstrous cover-up finally is emerging, too late to defeat Obama at the polls, but perhaps in time to speed his early return to Chicago. In gripping testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, these top diplomats broke their silence and shattered Team Obama’s carefully crafted post-Benghazi narrative.
Mychal Massie: Benghazi Cover-up Hearings Charade For Doing Nothing – I have been warning about Benghazi. The thing that matters in this hearing is not the cover-up as such. Going down that rabbit hole will result in obfuscation, misdirection, and the resignation of low-level bureaucrats who resign with their pensions and severance packages intact. What matters is that Obama and Clinton allowed four brave Americans to be brutally sodomized and murdered when they could have intervened to rescue them in a moment’s notice.
Reihan Salam: A First Step Towards Comprehensive Higher Ed Reform – Kelly Field of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the bipartisan Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2013, which aims to provide students and parents with reliable information on earnings by program of study and state of employment, cumulative debt levels, transfer rates, and graduation rates at U.S. coleges and universities.
Ruben Navarrette: Gay Rights, Immigration Reform on Collision Course – You wouldn’t think that gay rights would be on a collision course with immigration reform. After all, what does one of these things have to do with another? Not all that much. Yet, the fact is, these two worthwhile causes are about to collide, running right into one another at high speed. All for the sake of politics.
Marco Rubio: Washington Can’t Keep Running From Debt Crisis – In what has become a common Washington ritual, we are once again facing another situation where Washington’s spending insanity has pushed the limits of our legal borrowing limit. The last debt limit deal was supposed to mean we’d have until May 19 to deal with this issue. But because new debt projections suggest the new debt limit won’t be reached until October, some in Washington are now suggesting we wait until then to do anything about this crushing debt.
Silvio Canto: Dumb, Illegal and It Started in 2011 – On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is smart and 10 is really dumb), we rate the IRS targeting “tea party & patriots” story as a triple 10! It ranks up there with Manny Ramirez “cutting off” a cut-off throw from the centerfielder to the shortstop! Of course, Manny’s antics are funny and they happened on a baseball field. There is nothing funny about the IRS playing politics.
Justin Velez-Hagan: Internet Sales Tax Will Hurt Us The Most – Last Monday, the Senate passed S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act, which essentially gives states the right to force out-of-state online retailers to collect taxes from the states’ residents. If the bill passes the House, it will allow for another tax that will hurt entrepreneurs, stymie economic growth, and raise the price of nearly everything we buy at a time when our fragile economy needs just the opposite.
Lauren Enriquez: 5 Things You Should Know About Planned Parenthood – 1. Planned Parenthood does NOT do mammograms. 2. Planned Parenthood does abortions. 3. Planned Parenthood commits 392 abortions for every one adoption referral it makes. 4. Planned Parenthood receives over a million dollars of your money – every. Single. Day. 5. Planned Parenthood still receives funding from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Deborah Simmons: ‘Back-Alley’ Abortions an Issue of Responsibility – Don’t think “back-alley” abortions are no more because of Roe v. Wade. This is a discussion that should have occurred decades before FBI agents discovered in February 2010 that a clinic in Philadelphia run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell was performing “high-volume, high-profit” illegal late-term abortions that “almost guarantee a live birth.” In other words, “back-alley”-like abortions that endangered the lives of mother and child.
Humberto Fontova: When The FBI Tracked Terror-Suspects—Literally! – Now that the media and political dust has settled regarding the Boston bombing investigation, a failure by our intelligence agencies to properly “track” the Tsarnaev brothers seems like an inescapable factor. So a reminder of how the FBI once handled these matters might be good for the soul.
Wendell Talley: Preening Moral Fatheads – None of us were baptized into United States citizenship. The Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a catechism. And the R behind your favorite politician’s name doesn’t stand for Regenerate or Righteous. We’ll be governed by rank sinners and they in turn will be leaders of rank sinners for as long as we all occupy this floating blue ball.
Anthony Bradley: Community Colleges Lower Standards And Cheat Students - Higher education is in serious trouble. Plagued with the pressures of escalating costs and retention challenges, all sorts of perverse incentives are being introduced that are changing the quality of the education delivered. In an effort to save money, many college students make the choice to spend their first two years at a community college and then transfer to a traditional school to finish out their college degree.
Gregory Kane: Drop the Litmus Tests Against Jackie Robinson – Baseball great Jackie Robinson being subjected to a political litmus test of racial loyalty? Apparently that’s the case. Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, was black, Republican and somewhat conservative. That’s more than some blacks today can bear.