Deroy Murdock: Barack the Hesitant – Can a possibly war-bound U.S.A. survive the unbearable lightness of being Obama? As Americans weigh potential military intervention in Syria, the true grit of our GIs is unquestioned. But their hesitant and erratic commander-in-chief renders worrisome the notion of attacking Damascus.
Linda Chavez: What Syria Means for Future U.S. Influence – It is increasingly likely that President Obama’s punt on Syria will doom effective action. Since announcing a week ago that he would seek congressional support for a U.S. military response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people, he’s actually lost votes from those who appeared willing to back a strike.
Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: Obama’s weapon is mass distraction – President Obama is using a “weapon of mass distraction” against the American people: It’s called the Syrian crisis. This is the same President who dithered for months in 2010 over deploying more troops to Afghanistan. So this sudden urgency to address the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict is more than a bit suspicious.
Javier Manjarres: U.S. Directly Funding Islamic Terrorism, American and Israeli Blood On Its Hands – The U.S. Government knows this was happening, and now the Palestinian Authority is openly admitting what we suspected all along. The Hamas-led Palestinian government is using U.S. dollars to fund Terrorism.Senator Rand Paul has it right. We need to stop funding these foreign governments, especially those that are openly, or suspected of supporting terrorism.
Kevin Fobbs: As America’s heartland readies for war where is Hollywood protest? – As President Obama prepares the nation to go to war through his apparent ‘go it alone’ strategy where are the screams of alarm from Hollywood? Remember when the left cost Hollywood elite accused former President Bush of “Cowboy Diplomacy?” Now, with Britain on the sidelines with the rest of Obama’s coalition of the unwilling, his charm offensive at the G-20 Summit in Russia is under performing. Hollywood’s liberal millionaires are currently deafeningly silent.
Anthony Bradley: The Dawning of the Age of Neo-Progressivism – Given the current slate of policy proposals that are popular today across the country, one could argue the Democratic Party could rename itself the “Progressive Democratic Party.” From the policies and public rhetoric of leaders in the Obama administration to New York mayorial candidate Bill de Blasio we can see that progressivism is back in a new way.
Peter Kirsanow: Another Poor Jobs Report – The labor-force-participation rate drops to 63.2 percent, the lowest since the Carter administration. June and July jobs numbers are revised drastically downward. Although it’s escaped the attention of many in the media, most recently created jobs are part-time and low-paid. If he really wants to punish Assad, Obama should lob copies of his economic policies at Syria.
Silvio Canto: This is not the economy that Obama promised at the ‘si se puede’ rally – The Obama administration has a very bad case of “no se puede” or very little to tell Hispanics almost a year after reelection. We are in the 5th year of the Obama economy and it’s been “muy malo” for Hispanics and minorities in general.
Raynard Jackson: The GOP Does Something Right for Civil Rights – The Republican National Committee, under the leadership of its chairman, Reince Priebus, did something that has never been done before in the history of the Republican Party. Their feat was so astonishing and yet few in the media is writing or talking about it. Priebus hosted a luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Michelle Malkin: One Year Later: Camp Bastion Families Still Fighting for Truth – Next week, “never forget” will resound across America as citizens mark a dozen years since the 9/11 terrorist attack and one year since the bloody disaster in Benghazi. But who will remember the American heroes who came under siege at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on 9/14/12? Two heroic U.S. Marines — Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell — perished in the monstrous battle last year, and nearly a dozen others were injured.
Harry Jackson Jr.: Does Bond Have Civil Rights Amnesia? – Julian Bond, famous civil rights activist, wrote an article in USA Today this year on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. His selective memory pointed out the similarities of today’s economic woes of blacks to those of the 1960s. Unfortunately for him, his gloom-colored glasses did not spend enough time celebrating black breakthroughs in the political world, such as the first black president, two black Secretaries of State, numerous black mayors (even in unlikely locations like Utah).