As War Escalates, Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Remains Sidelined

URZUF, Ukraine—The vehicle yard at the Ukrainian National Guard Azov Battalion’s base here looks like the set of a Mad Max movie. There is a semi-truck tractor covered in welded black armor parked next to a fleet of busses, minivans, pickup trucks and hatchback Volkswagens all painted in camouflage patterns—some sporting bullet holes. The up-armored […]

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Weaponized Drones Are Now Legal in This State

Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author, Rep. Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance. But then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or […]

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Why Reagan Would Have Opposed Iran Deal

Proponents of President Obama’s Iran deal have invoked analogies to President Reagan’s arms control approach in effort to increase desirability for the unpopular agreement in the eyes of Congress and the general public. The analogy is misguided and flawed (just like the Iran deal itself). For starters, Obama is no Reagan. The ‘great communicator’ was […]

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Trump: I don’t want lobbyists, special interests

By Mark Hensch Donald Trump said on Sunday that big donors will not influence his Republican presidential campaign. Trump added that he is only interested in campaign contributions given without any favors expected in return.“I don’t want lobbyists, I don’t want special interests,” he told host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I don’t […]

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Shanghai Embraces World War II Past as Safe Haven for Jews

China is heavily promoting Shanghai’s role sheltering European Jews from the genocidal Nazis as part of its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan, which will culminate in a huge military parade. As the “port of last resort,” China’s commercial hub provided a home to tens of thousands of Jewish refugees who fled persecution and eventually genocide in Europe during the 1930s […]

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Denver City Council halts Chick-fil-A’s airport operation because its owners believe the Bible

By Dan Calabrese Forcing you to bake a gay wedding cake is just the start. The gay marriage fascists are pretty resourceful when it comes to using the power of government to enforce their orthodoxy. And by the way, this is one of the less-discussed problems with the perpetual expansion of government into everything. If […]

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