The One O’Clock Review of the News
The Assembly Democrats are pushing a package of 24 gun control measures in the aftermath of that school shooting in Connecticut last year — and in anticipation of that election in New Jersey this year.
They’d better hope it works out better for them this time than it did last time.
That was in 1990. Jim Florio had just been elected governor. His allies in the Legislature promptly passed an assault weapons ban so sweeping that it began a backlash that eventually swept the Democrats from office by 1993.
It was the gun-rights crowd that formed the nucleus of the anti-Florio movement. When the anti-tax crowd joined in, the governor’s goose was cooked. Click here to continue reading this story.
My new book, “Dear Father, Dear Son,” talks about the No. 1 social problem in America — children growing up without fathers.
In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote “The Negro Family: A Case for National Action.” At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.
Moynihan wrote: “A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure — that is not only to be expected, it is very near to inevitable.” Click here to continue reading this story.
President Obama did not mention it in his State of the Union address last night, and there hasn’t been much attention devoted to it in the Congress of late; but, the fundamental right to privacy Americans have a right to expect from their own government, has suffered yet another body blow.
On the surface, things seem to be in order. For example, at the beginning of February, the Federal Trade Commissionreleased a staff report outlining consumer privacy recommendations for developers of mobile phone apps. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz called the recommendations “best practices” intended to “safeguard consumer privacy,” that would “build trust in the mobile marketplace.”
Unfortunately, the rest of the Obama Administration hasn’t gotten the message. Click here to continue reading this story.
Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that I’m safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon.
In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: “Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people.”
MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade — or, as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said of Tanenhaus’ article, “a bold headline”! Click here to continue reading this story.
Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night.
Based on his State of the Union message, Barack Obama’s eyesight is as ideologically impaired as ever.
Despite four years of failure, he still sees only one road America can go down to regain its economic health.
Not down the capitalist road of free enterprise and liberty that made us the richest country in history. Click here to continue reading this story.