Are the U.S. and Israel suddenly on the same page after a much friendlier meeting at the White House this week? John Gizzi of Human Events explains why he’s not convinced. He also discusses the government’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration laws and how much the Obama administration might suffer after a former Justice Department lawyer accuses the DOJ of a racial bias in enforcing voting rights laws. And we’ll get his thoughts on West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin trying to change the system in order to get himself into the U.S. Senate.
Archives for July 2010
What Next in Debt Crisis?
The debt crisis has already afflicted some European countries, more are on the brink and every member of the European Union is feeling the pain. So how bad could it get? Will it mean the end of the EU? And will the U.S. soon be facing the same dilemma? Radio America’s Devo’n Williams has the story.
The Climategate Cover-up
An independent panel in Britain has largely cleared climate change scientists in connection with last year’s scandal that called into question much of the case suggesting man-made climate change. But does this show the science is valid or is the panel just covering up this scandal in an effort to push a political agenda based on the premise of climate change? Will this conclusion change the public’s shift away from the climate change movement? We ask Dr. Tim Ball, one of the leading scientific voices doubting the evidence behind the alarming climate change projections. We also ask him if the blistering heat wave in the eastern U.S. is evidence of global warming or just part of the climate cycle.
Obama Triggers New Health Fight
President Obama is using a recess appointment to elevate Donald Berwick to head the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS). Why are Republicans outraged about Obama’s use of the recess appointment in this case? Why are they vigorously opposed to Berwick in particular? What has Berwick said about the role of government in health care? We ask Georgia Rep. Tom Price, chairman of the Republican Study Committee and a practicing physician.
Voter Intimidation, Voter Fraud
On Tuesday, former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams told the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that Obama administration officials told him and others that the department had no interest in prosecuting black Americans who infringed the voting rights of white Americans. He further testified that the DOJ had no intention of cleaning up voter rolls to help eliminate voter fraud. Why were these decisions made? How did the debates play out? What evidence had been accumulated in a major voter intimidation case? Who were DOJ officials trying to protect by not enforcing the updating of voter rolls? And are these accusations based upon fact or are these bombshells politically motivated? We speak with Mr. Adams, who brought all of this to light on Tuesday.
Obama Allied with Illegals
On Tuesday, the Obama Justice Department filed suit against Arizona over the state’s new immigration enforcement laws. Why does California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher believe this action puts all law-abiding Americans in danger? Why does he say President Obama is actually in alliance with illegals? How does he respond to the government’s reasons for filing this case? And why does he fear legislative tricks will allow the Democrats to pass a major amnesty bill later this year? We ask Rep. Rohrabacher.
Obama, Netanyahu Play Nice
A few months after what many consider a snub of Israel by the Obama administration, Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke glowingly of each other before the television cameras. How important is this change in hospitality? Will it lead to any real breakthrough on the Middle East or Iran? We ask former Reagan administration Pentagon official K.T McFarland.
Iraqi Success, Afghan Challenges
The U.S. is preparing for a major downsizing of forces in Iraq next month. Are we ready? Is Iraq ready to take much responsibility upon itself? And what needs to change to give us a better chance of winning in Afghanistan? How important could a change in the rules of engagement be? We ask retired U.S. Navy Captain Chuck Nash.
Obama Reneges on Tax Vows
With a new tanning bed tax in place and Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, Americans for Tax Reform is calling President Obama to account for breaking his pledge not to raise any kind of tax on families making less than $250,000 per year. So what is the Obama record on taxes and spending? How much does that contribute to his sliding poll numbers? And should Obama get some slack because of the difficult economic conditions facing our nation? We ask Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.