A cursory look at world events, especially in Ukraine, suggests that Vladimir Putin is re-engaging the Cold War, but a closer look indicates that he is working with the West.
In a great role reversal, liberal-left activists and the mainstream media are attacking Russia and beating war drums, while many conservatives are hailing Putin as friend and ally. Are those our only options?
JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for September 22 - 28, 2014.
The aftermath of the elections has surprised many and encouraged others, especially those seeking independence.
French fighter jets struck and destroyed a logistics depot established by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on September 19, Iraqi and French officials announced.
The supposed “moderate” rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad — self-styled jihadists whom the Obama administration and Congress plan to supply with even more support under the guise of battling the Islamic State (ISIS) — recently signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS (also known as ISIL), according to reports from human-rights groups and French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pointed to the news as yet another reason why supplying U.S. arms and support to Islamic forces to battle Islamic forces was a dangerous idea. The foreign-policy establishment, however, plans to proceed with arming and training jihadists anyway.
Thanks in large part to a last-minute political "bribe" by English leaders, voters in Scotland decided to remain in the United Kingdom.
The sound and fury in Thursday's Senate debate signified grave doubts, but it ended in a lopsided 78-22 vote in favor of President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels for the fight against Islamic State terrorists. The House approved the plan by a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the measure, part of a trillion-dollar spending plan to keep the federal government operating through the end of the calendar year, is now on its way to the White House for the president's signature.
Without congressional or constitutional authorization, this week Obama announced a plan to send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa, supposedly to help African governments deal with the deadly Ebola virus by imposing what amounts to medical martial law.
Members of Congress might feel a bit like comic Lou Costello in the famous "Who's on First" skit.