Michelle Malkin: Another White House Play Date with Muslim Jihad – Forget Paula Deen. There are far more dangerous bigots and poisonous haters spoiling the American landscape. And they have direct access to the White House. Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah bragged on his website that he had met with Team Obama on June 13. We need a zero tolerance policy for jihadist infiltrators and coddlers in Washington. No more play dates with Muslim jihad behind closed doors.
Linda Chavez: Consensus on Race in the High Court – The Supreme Court waited until its last week in session to hand down three of its most controversial decisions: two involving race and a third involving gay marriage. While the court closely split decisions on two of the cases, what was perhaps most surprising was the near unanimity in a case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas.
Anthony Bradley: Only The Federal Government Can Keep Republicans Honest, Says Dyson – Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, believes it is asinine that, in America “we should trust [Souther] states to police themselves.” Whites simply cannot be trusted. Dyson and others also believe that special oversight by the federal government is always needed in states originally covered in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Yet, section 4 of the Voting Rights Act has actually introduced disincentives for blacks to get involved in local and state politics because of relying too much on central government intervention.
Ken Blackwell: Dani Dayan: Messenger from Judea and Samaria – Dani Dayan is an Israeli envoy who visited Washington recently as a representative of the JEwish settlements in Judea and Samaria. Dayan wants to open up a dialog with Americans, both tat the official level and the grassroots level. He says Israel settlers are “here to stay.”
Armstrong Williams: A good doctor eyes his next steps – Dr. Ben Carson is retiring from neurosurgery on the 36th anniversary of beginning his historic career at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Carson hopes to play a major role in helping the American people recognize that they are not enemies of each other simply because they may have a few philosophical disagreements or exist in different socio-economic climates.
Ruben Navarrette: Take Deen off the hot plate; there are bigger fish to fry – Paula Deen whipped up a batch of trouble for herself by admitting she has used an ugly racial expletive aimed at blacks. I don’t condone it. I condemn the use of the “N-word” by anyone. But this isn’t about a word. This is about someone who is being treated by a media that have been known to rush to judgment, sketch out caricatures based on regional stereotypes, and spitefully pile on public figures. Enough already. It’s time to take Paula Deen off the hot plate. Those who care about racial justice have bigger fish to fry. People make mistakes. They apologize. We move on.
Bill Randall: The American Military: Still representing our nation’s finest - Be sure to not your head or tip your hat to the next active duty serviceman or servicewoman you meet. Their efforts, although noteworthy, are not well publicized to the general public. Our servicemen and service women o not get paid overtime, endure less than ideal conditions, and are routinely involved in disaster recovery efforts.
Peter Kirsanow: Amnesty: Not Dead By a Long Shot – The conventional wisdom is that the Gang of Eight bill has no chance of passing the House. By all rights, it shouldn’t. The bill does for immigration policy what Obamacare does for health care – make things profoundly worse. But it would be a serious mistake to underestimate the supporters of the Gang of Eight.
Humberto Fontova: Britain Bans Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, Welcomes Che Guevara’s Daughter – The British government has slamed the door on American authors Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. “The UK should never become a stage for inflammatory speakers who promote hate,” is how the British Home office explained it. Yet for the past five years (if not longer) Britain has opened her arms to visits by Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida. Che’s daughter visits Britain to promote, in her own words: “my father’s ideals, his concerns, and his ambitions. I believe that my father is a banner to the world.”
Danny de Garcia: Hate student loans? The case for college gift credits – With Congress washing its collective hands on Stafford loan interest rates, many young Americans are concerned about the possibility of completing a higher education in today’s volatile economy. On Monday, intrest rates for the subsidized Stafford loan will spike to 6.8 percent. Why can’t higher education in American work the same way as the modern day cell phone market?
Kathryn Jean Lopez: Conscience Be Damned; the Obama Administration Makes HHS Rule Final - Still using words like “houses of worship” and pretending to carve out religious-liberty accommodations for some religiously affiliated non-profits, the Department of HHS issued its final abortion-drug, contraception, (female) sterilization employer insurance mandate today. It appears that the Obama administration’s disregard for Americans’ conscience rights has been formalized by the rule.
Silvo Canto, Jr.: Austin, TX like Madison, WI – Mob rule – What do you do when a bipartisan group of legislators are ready to vote for an abortion restriction? First, you filibuster. Second, you fill the gallery with “mobs.” The net result was “chaos” or the kind of political immaturity that we saw in Madison, Wisconsin. Wendy Davis won’t succeed the next time.
Reihan Salam: Carbon isn’t just America’s problem - Despite the fact that less than a third of U.S. voters believe that climate policy ought to be a high priority, the president gave a sweeping climate policy address. If our goal is to reduce carbon emissions, it is important to first recognize that the countries where emissions are rising fastest are full of poverty-stricken people who are not prepared to sacrifice economic growth to meet a goal that seems very abstract. The best way forward is to develop cleaner and cheaper alternatives to cal-fired electricity generation that can be quickly and profitably deployed.