White House Announces Two New Executive Actions on Guns

With gun control legislation going no where in Congress, President Obama took action today with two executive actions aimed towards gun control. The two actions came “along with the morning swearing-in of Todd Jones, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” and they “mark a fresh move … Continue reading

Is The President a Little Jealous of Edward Snowden?

“I was going to do it, really I was.” This is the essence of President Obama’s remarks last week when he announced an overhaul of NSA procedures and the secret courts and secret opinions. “I called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before Mr. Snowden made these leaks… … Continue reading

F.B.I. Releases Images and Video of Two Suspects in Boston Marathon Attack

The F.B.I. released video and still images of two men “characterized as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday evening and asked for the public’s help in identifying them.” Video via MSNBC: The NY Times reports: One of the men was captured on video setting down a backpack at … Continue reading

A Brief Thought on the 2nd Amendment and the Framers

When the Framers wrote the 2nd amendment clearly they weren’t thinking forward to 2012. America was a vastly different place in those days. They could not possibly see forward far enough to anticipate the mass horror that the gun culture has wreaked upon our country today. I have no doubt the Framers … Continue reading

Poor Reception Opens Opportunity For Dems

Americans don’t really like what they see in Rep. Paul Ryan as the new GOP vice-presidential candidate, and that gives President Obama and other Democrats an important chance to define the Minnesota Republican in the eyes of voters. A new Gallup poll finds just 39 percent who think Ryan is an “excellent” … Continue reading

Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel

“We will conduct and report on an audit of most active social media platforms used by OWS with the identification of trends in their engagement. This audit will offer analysis of those trends and identify effective reporting tools to develop actionable intelligence that could be rapidly acted on when a campaign becomes fully operational.” Continue reading