The recent revelation that the National Security Agency has forced the nation’s largest telephone and internet providers to turn over records on hundreds of millions of calls by Americans is not disturbing because of the privacy issues at stake. What’s disturbing is that it requires us to second-guess how strong the executive branch has become under President Obama, and how he has used his power to his political advantage to such a degree that he poisons everything he touches and cannot be trusted with sensitive information.
Although the College Republican National Committee’s recent report shows that Republicans are losing ground with young voters, winning back America’s youth shouldn’t be the party’s primary focus. Instead, the GOP should be focused on swaying minority voters if it is going to be successful in the future.
Demonstrating their impeccable timing, liberals have been ramping up talk of global warming and carbon dioxide restrictions smack dab in the middle of a historic cold stretch that has obliterated spring across North America and threatens to encroach on summer.
Two recent events—the Benghazi coverup and the IRS scandal—provide an object lesson in how liberals and conservatives view “politicization.” Conservatives’ definition of politicization is: liberals treating them unfairly for partisan reasons. Liberals’ definition of politicization is: conservatives pointing out something they did wrong.
Conservatives seem bent on turning the 2016 presidential election into a one-issue referendum on immigration, but it is an entitlement mentality among those immigrants that truly hurts the United States.
From the anecdotal evidence conservatives have been circulating as the immigration issue heats up again, you’d sure think that illegal immigrants commit more crime than legal immigrants. But conservatives should be careful about what selective evidence they present in support of their argument.