President Obama’s actions involving Libya have been baffling at best. He did nothing for days. He talked about waiting to build a coalition for multilateral action. He downplayed the concept of regime change, yet one of the main objectives for engaging has been to get rid of Colonel Qaddafi. It’s been a strange couple of [...]
Over the past weekend, the United States and its allies have instituted a bombing campaign in support of Libyan rebels seeking the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. While Gadhafi is a despicable tyrant, very little consideration appears to have been given to who the rebels are, what they represent, and what kind of Libya they might create once Gadhafi is gone.
“I should have brought an M16…My blood is boiling…I want to shoot everyone in this room.” These are some of the terroristic words of McGill University (MU) student Haaris Khan, tweeted in reference to Conservatives, Libertarians and Jews. The following day he tweeted, “The jihad begins today.” Despite university policy which prohibits threats of violence, and with a police investigation underway, MU has opted to take no disciplinary action against the student.
Too often, the way conservatives are portrayed in the media is more a reflection of leftist traits than conservative behavior. If conservatives are as contemptible as the Left posits, an honest portrayal of them should be enough to demonstrate their negative impulses, yet much of how they are depicted in the media is exaggeration, amalgamation, and falsehood.
When I wasn’t lapsing in and out of a coma, induced by watching MSNBC last week, I was treated to Rachel Maddow’s snore-fest nuclear core technology lesson (complete with giant cardboard cylindrical poles). Maddow joined the chorus of scare-technicians in the press who are certain that this nuclear disaster in Japan will be the end of life as we know it.