Five percent of Americans are severely mentally ill, a new report from the federal government says, while about 20 percent suffer some sort of mental illness annually.  The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has again found that tens of millions of Americans are, in a word, crazy, and that women are crazier than men.

 

Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday, January 21, to mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates of abortion in this country. Hundreds of thousands more are expected to join the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the nation on Monday, January 23, to protest the continuing slaughter, which has claimed the lives of more than 53.9 million unborn babies since 1973.

The 8th annual Walk for Life West Coast drew an estimated 40,000 to 50,0000 marchers, forming a throng that stretched from City Hall along a two-mile parade route down San Francisco’s busy Market Street to The Embarcadero. The marchers prayed, sang hymns, and chanted pro-life slogans as they walked through one of America’s most liberal bastions. As in years past, they were met at various points along the way by pro-abortion hecklers who yelled profanity and who sometimes attempted to initiate confrontations with the marchers. However, the pro-abortion forces have dwindled dramatically over the years — both in size and passion. According to news reports, a “pro-choice” rally in San Francisco on the same day attracted only about 200 supporters.
 

President Obama, along with the Democratic-led Senate and formerly Democratic-led House, touted the 2010 healthcare overhaul as a landmark law that would curb the rise in U.S. healthcare costs. However, according to a new report released last week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reform programs akin to those endorsed by ObamaCare have neither abated healthcare costs nor salvaged any significant amount of government revenue.

 

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary January 21 with 40 percent of the vote, making Gingrich the third GOP candidate to win a presidential primary or caucus in as many states.

"Thank you to everyone in South Carolina who decided to be with us in changing Washington," Gingrich stated in his victory speech that began with flattery for each of his Republican opponents. Gingrich, noting that President Obama has been "best food stamp President in American history," said that "I would like to be the best paycheck president in American history."

 

A senior official with the U.S. Department of Justice involved in the growing “Fast and Furious” federal gun-trafficking scandal told Congress that he would be invoking his right — protected by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — not to testify because it might incriminate him.

 

A British-based pro-life leader said that a recent study by two influential organizations supposedly showing that “unsafe” abortions are on the rise is nothing more than pro-abortion propaganda.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s de facto research arm, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), from 2003 to 2008 the abortion rate fell ever-so-slightly from 29 to 28 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age.
 

In 2008, the staff of the John McCain presidential campaign compiled a dossier on rival Mitt Romney. The file, like all good opposition research, was intended to expose the subject’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities. McCain’s information on Romney does just that, covering a wide range of social, economic, and personal issues.

 

Lost in the Newt Gingrich morality play that was the January 19 South Carolina GOP presidential debate was an exchange on the issue of abortion between Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Both have come under fire over their voting records on abortion — albeit for very different reasons.

 

New York Police Commissioner Joe Kelly is considering the latest in technology — Terahertz Imaging Detection (TID) — to be mounted on police cars and allowing them to roam the streets of New York looking for people carrying guns. The NYPD, sometimes referred to as the world’s “seventh largest army” with 35,000 uniformed officers, already does a brisk business frisking potential suspects, with little pushback. In the first quarter of last year, 161,000 New Yorkers were stopped and interrogated, with more than nine out of 10 of them found to be innocent. And there are cameras already in place everywhere: in Manhattan alone there are more than 2,000 surveillance cameras watching for alleged miscreants.

 

Well, what do you know? The Supreme Court not only rebuffed another attack on our Constitution by Barack Obama’s minions, it did so in a unanimous decision.  Here’s what happened in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church And School v. EEOC. The Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School hired Cheryl Perich as a teacher. Perich had completed religious training and was considered a minister by the school. Perich taught secular subjects and a religion class, led prayers and devotions, and attended chapel with her class.

 

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