Over the weekend, Gabe Schoenfeld speculated about an October Surprise by one or another foreign goons to help Obama get elected, like the Spanish train bombings helped the Socialists win in 2004. I can see why Hamas or Iran or Chavez might want that, but it’s not obvious to me that circumstances are such that they’d know what specifically to do. For instance, would a series of especially spectacular attacks in Iraq help Obama and undermine McCain’s claims of progress? Maybe, but if such attacks included a significant number of deaths of American troops, it might rekindle feelings of revenge. Or if the attacks reprised the use of retarded women to blow up puppies, the revulsion at such depravity might overcome Iraq fatigue. Or, as Gordon Chang points out, maybe Iran would temporarily appear reasonable as a way of endorsing Obama’s offer to talk with them. But that could also be taken as evidence that American resolve caused the Iranians to cry uncle, a la Qaddafi after the invasion of Afghanistan. Or not. My point is that I don’t think anyone, here or abroad, really can have any idea how any of these scenarios would work out.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
Though the organization claims otherwise, it is the nation’s largest abortion provider.
His posthumous critics exhibit all the flaws that he avoided.
Earlier in the hearing on Wednesday, Becerra claimed that he "never sued any nuns" during his tenure as attorney general.
Becerra faces extensive opposition from Republicans over his pro-abortion record.
President Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services did not identify any restrictions during a Senate confirmation hearing.
He sued the government in 2017 to reimpose a federal mandate under Obamacare to force insurance providers to provide contraceptives. The Little Sisters fought it.