In The Wall Street Journal, Potomac Watch columnist Kimberley Strassel writes that the bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service did exactly what the president said was the right and honorable thing to do.
"The Obama call for scrutiny wasn't a mistake; it was the president's strategy—one pursued throughout 2012. The way to limit Romney money was to intimidate donors from giving. Donate, and the president would at best tie you to Big Oil or Wall Street, at worst put your name in bold, and flag you as "less than reputable" to everyone who worked for him: the IRS, the SEC, the Justice Department. The president didn't need a telephone; he had a megaphone."
Researchers in Oregon claimed they have succeeded in producing cloned human embryos and obtained their embryonic stem cells. They have engaged in the grisly
“Creating new human lives in the laboratory solely to destroy them is an abuse denounced even by many who do not share the Catholic Church’s convictions on human life. Also, this means of making embryos for research will be taken up by those who want to produce cloned children as “copies” of other people. Whether used for one purpose or the other, human cloning treats human beings as products, manufactured to order to suit other people’s wishes. It is inconsistent with our moral responsibility to treat each member of the human family as a unique gift of God, as a person with his or her own inherent dignity. A technical advance in human cloning is not progress for humanity but its opposite."
“Gosnell pulls the curtain back from the inherent violence of abortion,” Mullane said. “You can't sit in that courtroom and learn about what abortion does to the unborn child and to the woman in many cases … you can't sit there day after day and week after week and listen to that testimony and not be changed, and not have a change of heart, or at least reconsider your position.”
A Los Angeles filmmaker is on a mission to clothe the homeless population in Abercrombie & Fitch apparel after the retailer’s CEO made headlines for publicly acknowledging his refusal to stock large...
A House committee has launched a nationwide investigation in response to the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion practitioner charged with multiple counts of
Blackburn said: “Gosnell has debunked the myth that abortion in America is safe, legal, and rare. No one — not the President, Planned Parenthood, nor the mainstream media — can defend that lie anymore. America is better than allowing Gosnell-like clinic conditions and Gosnell-like abortions from being swept under the rug like nothing ever happened and that women and children never died. Oversight and enforcement are desperately needed so we can help stop these Gosnell abortion horror stories from continuing.”
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
"Behold the wholly sanitized childhood, without skinned knees or the occasional C in history. 'Kids need to feel badly sometimes,' says child psychologist David Elkind, professor at Tufts University. 'We learn through experience and we learn through bad experiences. Through failure we learn how to cope.' "