The Birds, the Bees, and Bondage
A high-school sex-ed book featuring explicit bondage advice is getting spanked by California parents.
Parents in the Fremont Unified School District are petitioning to remove a textbook entitled Your Health Today from schools because they believe it is overly explicit ...
AP: IS Has Taken Hundreds of Yazidis Captive
An Iraqi official says that Islamic State militants has taken hundreds of Yazidi women captive, according to the Associated Press.
The spokesman for Iraq’s human-rights ministry said the women are under the age of 35 and are largely being held ...
Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter Is a 'Cheerleader' for Hamas
Prominent law professor Alan Dershowitz had some harsh words for Jimmy Carter after the former president called on the U.S. to recognize Hamas.
“Jimmy Carter has now become an all-out cheerleader for Hamas,” he said Thursday on Newsmax TV.
Watch Hannity's Moving Interview with Mother of Murdered Israeli Teen
Fox News’s Sean Hannity sat down last night with the mother of one of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and subsequently murdered by Hamas earlier this summer. In a powerful interview, Rachel Fraenkel, the mother of Naftali ...
Minnesota Café Charges Its Customers a 'Minimum Wage Fee'
Eaters at a restaurant in Minneapolis are paying a new minimum-wage fee on their meal tabs.
CBS reported that the Oasis Café is now charging their customers a 35-cent fee, which they say is to offset the cost of the ...
Orthodox Jewish Rapper Calls Out Double Standards of BDS Movement
A video by an Orthodox Jewish rapper that has recently gone viral sends a powerful message to all those calling for a boycott of Israel.
In the song, entitled “Boycott Israel,” 27-year-old Ari Lesser points out the double standards of ...
Kent State Professor Blames Palestinian Deaths on 'Academic Friends of Israel'
A professor at Kent State University in Ohio has written a letter to “academic friends of Israel” holding them “directly responsible for the murder” of 1,400 Palestinian civilians over the past month.
The letter, published by the History News Network, was ...
MSNBC Host: Israel's Attacks on Gaza Have Killed as Many People as a Hundred 9/11s
MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed earlier this week that Israel has carried out the equivalent of one hundred 9/11 attacks on the people of Gaza.
She began her segment Monday by playing a clip of the UN Relief and Works Agency’...
SLIDESHOW: WWI in Pictures
Ricochet Podcast: A Big Bomb
James, Rob, and Peter discuss politics and washing machines with Ricochet editor Jon Gabriel, and the atomic bombing of Japan with historian Reverend Wilson Miscamble.
Discuss this episode on Ricochet.
Krauthammer: European Opponents of Israel Are Anti-Semitic, American Ones Are Just Ignorant
There is a fundamental difference between anti-Israel protests in Europe and the U.S., Charles Krauthammer says.
“When it comes to Europe, I think the overwhelming factor is raw native deep-seated anti-Semitism,” he told Fox News on Tuesday. For a ...
MSNBC Reporter Says Obama Is from Kenya
An MSNBC reporter mistakenly said that President Obama’s interest in the Africa leader’s summit is a result of the fact that he is from Kenya.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid spoke to reporter Chris Jansing about the summit in ...
Hamas Spokesman Does Not Retract Claim that Jews Use Christian Blood to Make Matzos
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer gave Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan the opportunity to retract his public claim that Jews use Christian blood for matzos, but Hamdan failed to do so.
Wolf played him the video clip, and asked if Hamdan truly ...
'Serves Them Right' Graffitied on Holocaust Memorial in France
A photo posted by the Everyday Antisemitism Project, an online blog, shows graffiti on a memorial in France for Jewish children sent to the gas chambers during the Holocaust. “Bien faits pour eux,” the graffiti reads, which translates to “Serves ...
Reporter Tells Truth About Rocket Fired from Gaza Hospital, Complains When Quoted by Pro-Israel Media
A Finnish journalist reported seeing Hamas terrorists launch a rocket at Israel from a Gaza hospital, but later attacked news outlets for using her report as a pro-Israel “propaganda weapon.”
Aishi Zidan, a journalist for the daily newspaper Helsinging Sanomat, ...
Dem Rep Retweets Tweet Implying Iron Dome Is an 'Atrocity'
Representative Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) retweeted a tweet implying that Israel’s Iron Dome as an “atrocity.” He proceeded to delete the tweet shortly after.
O’Rourke was one of the the eight House members who voted against ...
Joan Rivers Defends Israel in Fiery Rant
Actress Joan Rivers gave a passionate defense of Israel, showing her adamant support for the country and her disapproval of the media coverage of the conflict.
When asked to weigh in on the ongoing conflict by a TMZ photographer, she ...
Fox Guest Won't Say if Hamas Is a Terrorist Organization
A Palestinian-American guest of Fox News got heat from Sean Hannity Thursday night when he repeatedly failed to say whether he believed Hamas was a terrorist organization.
Hannity asked Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and ...
‘Coyotes’ Promise Amnesty
Smugglers tell illegals to expect asylum.
Former Member of European Parliament: 'Shoot Those Bastard Zionists'
A prominent Italian philosopher and former member of the European Parliament says he would personally like “to shoot those bastard Zionists.”
Marxist philosopher Gianni Vattimo told national Italian radio that Israel is “a bit worse than the Nazis.”
He said ...
Bloomberg: Traveling to Israel Is Safe, and the Ban Empowers Hamas
After the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel on an El Al flight yesterday in order to demonstrate that he believes traveling to ...
Pro-Palestinian Pundit Pillories Press
Italian-Palestinian journalist and former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal caused an uproar this week with comments about American media’s “disgusting” pro-Israel bias.
Ronan Farrow invited Jebreal and the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake to discuss to conflict in Israel. Farrow ...
Tens of Thousands of Israelis Attend Funeral for Lone IDF Soldiers
Tens of thousands of Israelis came together to mourn two Americans who died fighting for Israel in the Gaza Strip this week.
Los Angeles native Max Steinberg, 24, and Texan Sean Carmeli, 21, both joined the Israel Defense Forces as one of ...
Ukrainian President: Downed Airliner No Different from 9/11
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says that the tragedy of the MH17 flight and the threat posed by the pro-Russian rebels represents a global problem, not one limited to Ukraine.
“I don’t see any differences from the tragedy 9/11,” he told ...
Two Americans Among 13 IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza
Two American soldiers fighting for the Israeli Defense Force were killed fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.
Max Steinberg, 24, and Sean Carmeli, 21, both U.S. citizens, were among 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians killed during the first major ground battle ...
HHS Exempts U.S. Territories from Most of Obamacare, After Refusing to Do So for Months
The Obama administration has announced that U.S. territories, already exempt from a number of the Affordable Care Act’s rules, will now be exempt from most of them.
On Wednesday, a Department of Health and Human Services letter explained ...
Huffington Post: Koch Brothers Brainwash Kids with Entrepreneur Course
A recent Huffington Post article berates the Koch brothers for funding a nonprofit that teaches low-income students basic economic principles.
Entitled “Koch High: How the Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way into the Minds of Public School Students,” the article ...
Times of Israel Editor Tears Apart Stewart's Israel-Gaza Segment
Jon Stewart offered his take on the Israel–Palestine crisis on The Daily Show Monday night, cracking jokes about the conflict’s “asymmetrical nature.”
Though audience members seemed to enjoy the segment, some commentators have since criticized Stewart for what ...
Student Group Sues University Over Free Speech Restrictions
A student pro-life group is suing Boise State University for what the students say was a violation of their right to free speech, according to the Idaho Statesman.
The group, Abolitionists4Life, claims that BSU’s administration prohibited them from ...
Warren: Government Shutdown Was Attempt to Deny Women Access to Birth Control
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) says that the government shutdown this past fall was all part of the GOP’s war on women.
“Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy?” she said on the Senate Floor ...
Cheney: Negotiated Settlement with the PA Not Possible as Long as Hamas Is Involved
Former vice president Dick Cheney doesn’t think a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Israel right now is possible because of the role Hamas has in the Palestinian government.
Hamas is “absolutely sworn to fight to the death for ...
Hamas Claims First Israeli Victim
The first Israeli civilian has been killed in the recent Israel-Palestine military confrontation.
The civilian was critically wounded by mortar fire around 7 p.m. last night, when a rocket struck the Erez crossing with Gaza. Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for ...
AG’s racial prism distorts his judgment.
NYC Teachers Banned from Classrooms Make Millions
Three of New York City’s “rubber room” teachers have earned over $1 million each since being removed from work in classrooms, with a fourth earning a six-figure salary, according to the New York Post.
The teachers are some of the ...
Strike Date Nears for LIRR
Ongoing negotiations between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road unions have yet to produce a deal, with the possibility of a strike on July 20 still looming.
The MTA and the unions representing the LIRR’s 5,000 employees have ...
The Soda Tax: The Final Showdown?
San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first cities in the nation to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks.
The California cities, which are two of the most progressive in the country, will likely be the last chance ...
L'Oréal Terminates Contract with Belgian Supporter after Hunting Photos Emerge
French cosmetics company L’Oréal has severed ties with a soccer fan to whom it had offered a modeling contract after photos of her hunting sparked anger online.
Last week, a photo of Axelle Despiegelaere, a 17-year-old from Belgium ...
Activists try to reverse a huge job-killing minimum-wage hike.
De Blasio's New York Sees 8 Percent Increase in Shootings
As of June 30, New York City has seen an 8 percent increase in the number of shooting incidents since last year. According to an NYPD report, there are been 521 incidents so far this year, compared with 482 during the same span of ...
Florida Awarded $7 Million for Wasting Just $47 Million in Food-Stamp Funds
Florida will receive a $7 million bonus from the federal government for its low levels of incorrect food-stamp spending in 2013, according to Fox News – the state improperly handed out a mere $47,829,887 last year.
The Department of Agriculture is granting Florida the ...
WH Official Defends Obama's Decision Not to Visit Border
Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, defended President Obama’s decision not to visit the border.
Joe Scarborough grilled her this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “You’ve got a congressman who said this ...
VA Surgeon: There Is a 'Cancer Within Leadership' of VA
“There exists a cancer within leadership” of the Veterans Affairs Administration, a VA surgeon said during the whistleblowers hearing yesterday.
Dr. Christian Head, who works as the associate director at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, testified Tuesday night. ...
Senate Democrats Will Introduce Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby
Senate Democrats will introduce legislation to weaken the religious-freedom law that the Supreme Court used to decide the Hobby Lobby case last week, according to Talking Points Memo.
Senators Patty Murray (D., Wash) and Mark Udall (D., Colo.) will sponsor ...
State Dept: Hamas Does Not Have Role in Palestinian Government
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says that the White House does not believe that Hamas plays a role in the Palestinian Authority’s current government.
The Palestinian Authority formed a new government on June 2, drawing no cabinet ministers from Hamas ...
CNN Columnist: 'Illegal' is Today's N-Word
The use of the term “illegal” as a modifier or noun for people who entered the United States, you know, illegally, has attracted its share of PC criticism: The stylebook of the Associated Press, for instance, recommends against the term.
The Huffington Post's Finest Meets Hugh Hewitt, Does Not Go Well for HuffPo
Zach Carter, the Huffington Post’s “senior political economy reporter,” recently joined radio host Hugh Hewitt for a rather embarrassing on-air interview in which Hewitt revealed that Carter’s outspoken views on the Iraq War, Dick Cheney, and more were ...
De Blasio Wants to Downgrade High-School Admissions
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio says that admissions to the city’s top public high schools, which for 43 years have been based on scores from a standardized test, need to change.
A bill introduced in the state legislature ...
China Bans Ramadan Fast in Muslim Region
China has banned civil servants, students, and teachers in the primarily Muslim region of Xinjiang from observing Ramadan, the South China Morning Post reports. The government will ”enforce the ban on party members, teachers, and young people from taking part ...
Why the prognosis is dim for Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign
School Bans Birthday Treats Out of Fairness Concerns
An elementary school in Georgia has banned students from bringing in birthday snacks in order to “create a positive environment for students,” the Newnan Times-Herald reports.
Brook Elementary School’s new policy, which will bar birthday cupcakes, cookies, or cake, ...
Teachers' Union Boss Wants to Push Opponents of Common Core in the Dirt
A teachers’ union president wants to punch Common Core critics in the face.
A video that surfaced Thursday showed Michael Mulgrew, the president of New York’s United Federation of Teachers, launching a violent rant against those who oppose the ...
A Marshall Plan for Energy
How to free Europe from Russian bondage.
British MP Declares City of Bradford an 'Israel-Free Zone'
A British member of parliament has declared his district to be an “Israel-free zone.”
George Galloway, MP for Bradford West and the Respect Party leader, said at a Respect Party meeting that he wants his city to reject all Israeli ...
Canadian Green Party President Resigns After Backlash over Pro-Israel Blog Post
The president of the Green Party in Canada is stepping down from his position after a controversy over the fact that he expressed support for Israel in a blog post.
On Tuesday, Paul Estrin issued a statement announcing his immediate ...
Female Anchor without Headscarf Appears on Saudi TV, Saudis Not Pleased
A Saudi Arabian woman has sparked outrage in her country after she became the first female anchor to appear on state television without a headscarf.
The unnamed anchor was reporting from London for the Al Ekhbariya channel, according to the ...
Michelle Obama's War on Bake Sales Leaves School Programs Scrambling
A school board president in Wisconsin has decided to opt out of a program that provides federal funding for school meals because of new federal guidelines that are restricting what foods can be served in schools, both in and out ...
Times of London Rejects Ad Condemning Hamas
The Times of London has refused to run an ad that features Elie Wiesel condemning Hamas’s use of human shields.
The paid advertising campaign, funded by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Jewish Values Network, features Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel ...
Rand Paul Denies That He Supported Cutting Aid to Israel
Rand Paul vehemently denied recent claims that he has supported cuts in U.S. foreign aid to Israel in an appearance on Fox News Tuesday night.
“I’ve never targeted Israel for any aid cuts, never voted to cut any ...
U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Says College Students Not Developed Enough for Free Speech
A U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner thinks that college students are not sufficiently developed to enjoy their free-speech rights.
Democrat Michael Yaki, who previously was senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), explained why he believes campus speech codes should ...
Hamas Spokesman Won't Say Whether Hamas Would Remove Call for Killing Jews from Its Charter
Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan would not say whether or not Hamas would consider removing the part of its charter that calls for the killing of all Jews.
CNN’s Jake Tapper read directly from Hamas’s charter to Hamdan: “The ...
Top Hamas Offical: Jews Use Blood for Matzos
A top Hamas official said last week on live television that Jews use blood to make matzos.
“The Israelis concentrate on killing children,” Osama Hamdan, a top Hamas representative in Lebanon, said on Al-Quds TV. “I believe that this is ...
Report: More than 400 Ukranian Soldiers Enter Russia
More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the border into Russia, a Russian border-security official told Fox News.
Russia and Ukraine have provided conflicting accounts as to why the soldiers have crossed the border: The Russian official claimed that the Ukrainian ...
Hamas Tweets Collage of Dead Israeli Soldiers
Hamas tweeted a photo collage of killed Israeli soldiers on Saturday. The unofficial English account of Hamas’s military wing, Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, tweeted that the photos show the “killed soldiers which the Zionist Enemy, Israel officially recognized.”
We killed 150 ...
No More Free Lunch for Unemployed Mainers
Governor Paul LePage has launched a push to encourage welfare recipients in Maine to find jobs. On Wednesday, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that childless “able bodied” adults will have to fulfill work requirements ...
Jordanian TV Host Burns Israeli Flag on Air
A Jordanian TV host burned an Israeli flag on live television during a discussion of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“For the sake of Palestine and its children,” Jordan’s 7 Starts TV host Zoher Al-Azzeh told viewers, “allow me to burn this ...
NYU Professor Wants to Make Humans Greener
A New York University professor has a revolutionary idea for combating global warming: making ourselves greener.
Matthew Liao, director of NYU’s bioethics program, thinks that human engineering is a possible solution to global warming, and he lays out his ...
Virginia Tech Professor Compares Israel to ISIS
A Virginia Tech professor recently compared Israel to the Sunni radical group ISIS. English professor Steven Salaita tweeted Tuesday:
#Israel and #ISIS are but two prongs of the same violent ethnonationalism.
— Steven Salaita (@stevesalaita) July 22, 2014
Salaita continued to explain why ...
Who’s winning the Hamas/Israel media war?
Jerusalem Fund Director: Claim that Hamas Uses Human Shields Is a Racist Myth
Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, says the claim that Palestinians use civilians as human shields is a myth, and also racist.
On MSNBC, he responded to a clip of a spokesperson for Netanyahu, who said that Hamas ...
Lib Dem MP Tweets: 'If I Lived in Gaza,' I'd Probably Fire a Rocket
A Liberal Democrat member of Britain’s parliament is facing disciplinary action after a second public remark backing Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.
British MP David Ward tweeted the following Tuesday:
The big question is – if I lived in #Gaza ...
One of Iraq's Most Ancient Christian Communities Now Has No Christians
The Islamic State presented Christians in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, with a deadly ultimatum last Friday: Convert to Islam, pay a tax, leave, or face death. The order from the militants said they had until noon on Saturday ...
Colo. Baker Appeals Decision Requiring Him to Bake Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings
Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, is appealing an order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, according to CBN News.
The order requires Phillips to bake wedding cakes for gay couples ...
CNN Reporter Brands Group of Israelis as 'Scum'
A CNN correspondent called a group of Israeli civilians “scum” on Thursday, before quickly deleting the post from Twitter. CNN has reassigned her (to Moscow).
International correspondent Diana Magnay was reporting live from Gaza where rockets could be seen flying ...
Brandeis Faculty's Anti-Israel E-mails Exposed
Brandeis University was founded to “embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education,” according to its mission statement. But recently uncovered e-mails between faculty members ...
Burgess: Could Cruz Suspend Employer Mandate?
Michael Burgess (R., Texas) wonders whether potential president Ted Cruz in 2017 would have the power to suspend the individual mandate as President Obama did.
At the hearing on the House GOP lawsuit against the president, Burgess considered what would happen ...
Krauthammer: Upcoming Nuclear Deal with Iran a 'Fig Leaf'
Charles Krauthammer last night said that the Obama administration and Iran will agree to continue talks about the latter’s nuclear program this week because the administration wants to “come up with a fig leaf of a deal.”
This coming ...
Tribe Wants NJ Town to Keep Native American in Logo
A northern New Jersey town is considering changing its logo, which currently includes a depiction of a Native American, but members of a nearby Native American tribe are objecting.
Franklin Lakes currently includes the depiction on its letterhead, business cards, ...
Dissenting from Common Core
The libertarian case against intrusive reform.
Bookstore Owner Backs Down from Union Standoff
The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have re-hired four employees who had been fired after voting in favor of unionizing, according to the New York Times.
Chris Doeblin, the co-owner of the Morningside Heights shop Book ...
Iowa Democrat gets farmers’ beaks out of joint in Senate race.
Earnest Stands by Claim that Obama Administration Is 'Most Transparent' in U.S. History
White House press secretary Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s claim that his is the most transparent president in U.S. history.
“I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment ...
Australian Judge Says Incest Is No Longer Taboo
An Australian judge has provoked controversy recently by claiming that incest may no longer considered taboo, and that sex between siblings is becoming socially acceptable just like homosexuality, according to the Telegraph.
Judge Garry Neilson, from one ...
De Blasio's New York: Mayor to Enjoy a Ten-Day Getaway
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading out of the Big Apple for a ten-day vacation to Italy, the longest vacation by any major in recent memory.
De Blasio, who has been in office for seven months, will ...
Va. Democrat Offers Reward for Nude Shots of Texas Co-Ed
A Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia is asking his Twitter followers to help him target Kendall Jones, the Texas cheerleader who has recently provoked controversy by posting photos on Facebook of her with animals she’d killed.
Mike Dickinson, ...
Hunting Photos Glorify Violence, but 'Kill Kendall Jones' Facebook Page Apparently Doesn't
Facebook recently removed the controversial pictures of Texas cheerleader Kendall Jones with animals that she had hunted in Africa.
The Texas Tech University sophomore had outraged animal activists with her Facebook page that displayed photos of her posing with carcasses ...
Black Americans are hurt most by amnesty.
McCain Criticizes Rules Barring Communication with Border Staff and Detainees
Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) expressed multiple concerns with the government’s handling of the ongoing border situation during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s border-security hearing on Wednesday.
Testifying before the committee, Juan Osuna, the director ...
VA Whistleblower Says He Was Harrassed after Voicing Concerns to White House
A VA whistleblower says he was harassed after he contacted a White House official about his concerns regarding the VA.
Program specialist Scott Davis from the VA National Health Eligibility Center spoke Tuesday night of the harassment he received from “...
Gohmert Is Tired of Dems Claiming to Be 'Compassionate' Party
Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) says he is tired of liberals claiming they are the “ones with compassion.”
When the congressman was a judge and had to sentence people, he told Fox News Tuesday night, he would go back to his ...
Cornyn: Obama Should Come See Border Crisis for Himself
Senate minority whip John Cornyn (R., Texas) thinks that Obama needs to visit the border in order to truly understand the current immigration crisis and come up with a viable solution.
“Only by visiting the border and visiting firsthand and ...
Why are more illegal immigrants from China coming across the border?
De Blasio's New York: Twelve People Shot in Five Hours over 4th of July Weekend
New York City saw the most concentrated explosion of gun violence of the year over the Fourth of July weekend, with twelve people shot in just over five hours, according to the New York Post.
Saturday night through Sunday morning, ...
ASU Gives Female Students Extra Credit for Not Shaving Armpits
At Arizona State University, female students can earn extra credit by agreeing to not shave their armpits and legs for ten weeks.
Breanne Fahs, a professor of women and gender studies, has made the special offer to her students as ...
New Berkeley Law Will Require Free Weed for Low-Income, Homeless Patients
Berkeley, Calif., will now require medical-marijuana dispensaries to give away free cannabis to very low-income patients, CBS reports.
The city council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that mandates the dispensaries hand over 2 percent of their total inventory to low-income folks ...
First they came for the Redskins. Now, following up on charges that the name of Washington’s gridiron team is racist, some are calling on the United States military to rechristen military vehicles that have American Indian names — the Apache ...