The Uses and Abuses of the Commerce Clause

There seems to be a fairly significant downside to a “living” Constitution: you can’t keep it from growing uncontrollably!  In the latest Constitutional Guidance for Lawmakers essay, David Forte outlines the staggering expansion in the reach of the Commerce Clause under the Progressives, from “The trafficking and trading of economic commodities” to “Any human activity […]

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Israel Crosses into Gaza after Bombing Attempt

Israeli tanks and bulldozers crossed several hundred feet into Gaza Tuesday afternoon and killed one terrorist after a bomb exploded near an Israel patrol vehicle at the Gaza separation/security barrier. Earlier in the day, another roadside bomb was discovered and detonated by sappers. The IDF vehicle was not damaged, and the soldiers escaped injury. The […]

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Jordan: Terrorists Charged for Taliban Plot

Four Jordanian terrorists born in areas now controlled by the Palestinian Authority are on trial in Jordan for recruiting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press. One of the four is Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi, the mentor of Iraqi Al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Al-Barqawi, born in Shechem, is also known as […]

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Report: Berkeley Set to Offer Sex-Change Employee Benefit

(CNSNews.com) – “While other cities are slashing employee benefits, Berkeley is slated to add one more: paying for sex-change operations,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The Berkeley City Council was expected to vote Tuesday night on a proposal to reserve $20,000 annually for city employees’ gender-reassignment surgery, which is not covered by the […]

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PLO Raises Flag over Washington

The PLO flag flew in Washington, DC for the first time Tuesday, with PLO officials hoisting their banner over their United States mission. Chief of Mission Maen Areikat praised U.S. officials for allowing the flag to go up. “I think it indicates the willingness of the American administration to deal with the realities on the […]

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HHS Report on Obamacare’s Preexisting Conditions Impact: Say What???

On the eve of the scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill to repeal Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report yesterday entitled: “At Risk: Pre-Existing Conditions Could Affect 1 in 2 Americans: 129 Million People Could Be Denied Affordable Coverage Without Health Reform.” The report’s […]

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