Tag Archives: War On Terror

File photo of the lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia

Matt Evans: Torture Is Bad For Them, Worse For Us

Matt Evans: Torture Is Bad For Them, Worse For Us

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche Torture is in the news again this week.  Apparently, Democrats are saying that more torture has happened than was originally claimed,


LegitSlater: We Are Better Than This

In case your TV and smart devices wern’t working Tuesday, I’ll fill you in on the big story — the United States, led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), set up secret detention facilities and tortured those captured on the battlefield (or what amounted to one) as part of the Global War on Terrorism.  I’m


Remember When Obama And Democrats Were For Constitutional Limits On War Powers?

I started this blog in 2003, at the height of the invasion of Iraq. My earliest years as a political observer were spent watching the political enemies of Republicans and President George W. Bush claim that he was a “war criminal” fighting an “illegal war.” I’ll not re-litigate the case for invading Afghanistan and Iraq


LegitSlater: Real VA Reform Will Come When The VA Gets Out Of Caring For Our Vets

The weekend brought news that Congress had reached a tentative agreement in principle to “fix” the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been in the news recently when it was discovered 18 veterans died while on a secret waiting list for care at their Phoenix facility. An inspector general’s report in May also found roughly 1,700


From The Left: North Dakota Needs A Welcome Home Parade For Veterans

The state of North Dakota is home to two Air Force Bases and over 7,300 active duty military personal and over 16,000 military civilian employees. According to the Census Bureau, 7.5% of the North Dakota population is a veteran. We are a state with a deep rooted history of military service. As we move further

New Jersey Governor Christie speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Technology Enhanced Accelerated Learning Center news conference in Newark

Chris Christie Might Be More Convincing If The Policies He Supports Actually Worked

In case you haven’t been paying attention, a food-fight of sorts has erupted on the right. One side is lead by libertarian-minded Senator Rand Paul, a sharp critic of America’s domestic spying efforts. The other side, whose ranks included bombastic New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, argues that the American surveillance state is necessary to keep

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Rep. Kevin Cramer Votes For Amash NSA Amendment

Rep. Justin Amash’s amendment to restrict the domestic spying power of the NSA came up for a vote in the House tonight, and the outcome showed just how sharply concerns about privacy and government data mining cuts across party lines. It failed on a narrow 205 – 217 vote. The totals: 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats


Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted


On NSA Scandal, Bush Has Obama’s Back

Civil liberties advocates have been saying for some time now that there’s not a lot of daylight between George W. Bush’s spying tactics, reviled by the left and even Obama himself just a few years ago, and President Obama’s anti-terror efforts. But that’s not just an opinion now. With George W. Bush riding to Obama’s


Benghazi: Panetta, Dempsey Throw Obama, Clinton Under the Bus

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey provided stunning testimony at a US Senate hearing on the Benghazi tragedy, which confirmed president Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were derelict in their duties before and during the evening of the September 11, 2012 attack on the