July 3rd, 2015


This is an unbelievable article.  It is bad enough that diversity and political correctness  have invaded so many of our institutions, not to mention our personal lives, in America.  Now, John Brennan, our top intelligence officer, wants more diversity in the  CIA. 

Good Grief, we desperately need a presidential candidate who will vow to ruthlessly root out this dangerous foolishness from every government agency and department  (EPA, Dept. of  Education, State Department, Justice Department, and John Brennan, just to name a few !!!) before these “liberal lunatics”  get us all killed !    Nancy   P.S.   Happy Fourth of July Everyone !!!!    


The Central Inclusiveness Agency

CIA Director John Brennan says America’s top spies are not diverse enough, and he’s doing something about it.



Mr. Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of “Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law” (W.W. Norton, 2010).


EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  One can only hope that it will not take a national-security disaster to remind Mr. Brennan that the CIA is first and foremost an espionage agency, with a “core job function” of gathering intelligence and killing terrorists.

The Central Intelligence Agency is once again mired in crisis. CIA Director John Brennan finds himself “deeply concerned.” The spy agency he runs suffers from an affliction that he says has “persisted despite repeated efforts by Agency leaders to address it.”

What is ailing this vital guardian of national security? The CIA’s upper echelon, Mr. Brennan said on Tuesday, does “not reflect the diversity of the Agency workforce or of the nation.”

Mr. Brennan was commenting on the “Director’s Diversity in Leadership Study,” an unclassified report released that day. The study comes to the “unequivocal conclusion,” he said in a statement, that there has been a major failure at the agency in the “crucial” area of diversity and inclusiveness.

The CIA director commissioned the study last year, convening a panel of experts to perform a comprehensive assessment of diversity in the agency’s workforce. The study is partly based on the results of an “Agency-wide instrument”—in non-spy-speak, “instrument” means questionnaire—developed in conjunction with research psychologists attached to the CIA’s Office of Medical Services. It also draws on hundreds of formal and informal interviews and 28 focus groups, including not only spies based at headquarters in Langley, Va., but also agents working incognito in a dozen undisclosed locations out in the cold.

The report is unsparing. Senior positions at the “highest levels of the CIA” are “consistently occupied by white male career officers.” While minority officers make up 23.9% of the CIA workforce, the higher echelons of the CIA don’t come close to that number. For example, the Senior Intelligence Service, the crème de la crème of the spy agency’s personnel, manages only a 10.8% minority composition. Spies with disabilities and LGBT spies, according to the report, are no better represented in the CIA’s upper leadership, though women are generally faring well. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 2nd, 2015


Islamic State threatens to ‘uproot’ Israel, topple Hamas

Extremist group blasts Islamist rulers of Gaza for being too lenient in enforcing Sharia law

BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF July 1, 2015, 5:52 am
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July 2nd, 2015



Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth

The same-sex marriage ruling will unleash the legal furies against those who disagree with it.



EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  As Justice Samuel Alito suggested in his dissent, thousands of Americans who never dreamed that the issue would affect them will soon get highly personal lessons in how the legalization of same-sex marriage by judicial fiat threatens their schools, their institutions and even their livelihoods. This is not your father’s culture war.

In the heady days since Anthony Kennedy unearthed a constitutional right for Americans “to define and express their identity,” the extravagance of the Supreme Court’s claim has taken some by surprise. It shouldn’t have. In finding for same-sex marriage the way he did, Justice Kennedy made official what he made inevitable a quarter-century back.

That was in 1992. The occasion was a Supreme Court decision on abortion into which Mr. Kennedy inserted a new definition of liberty. Where Thomas Jefferson had grounded human liberty in self-evident truth, Mr. Kennedy holds that the mere self suffices.

“At the heart of liberty,” he wrote, “is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Read the rest of this entry »

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June 29th, 2015

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5 Mistakes That Will Lead To The Fall of America

John Hawkins

6/27/2015 8:10:00 AM – John Hawkins

Thousands of years after the Roman Empire fell, people are still speculating about how such a powerful empire became too feeble to defend itself. Did it become corrupt? Was its taxes too high? Was it widespread lead poisoning? The refusal to break up tribes it assimilated? Was it the loss of traditional values? Did it over-expand?

There are all sorts of theories, but nobody really knows.

However, if American falls, historians won’t have to speculate because the problems that are destroying our country are right there for anyone to see. You want to know how to break the greatest nation the world has ever seen over the course of a few short decades? Just look at what we’re actually doing because future generations will point to it when they’re trying to figure out where we went wrong.

1) Unsustainable Debt: By 2020, projections indicate that we’d need 20% of the GDP of the ENTIRE PLANET just to finance our debt, which will continue to increase at a rapid pace. Despite the fact that it would require a miracle bigger than what Joan of Arc accomplished in order for Social Security and Medicare to function for another 20 years without enormous tax increases, we just added another costly entitlement program (Obamacare) and politicians are incessantly clamoring for new spending. Simply put, that is unsustainable over the long haul and without almost revolutionary changes that are currently politically unimaginable, our country will either go bankrupt or our money will be inflated so much that we’ll need wheelbarrows full of greenbacks to buy a loaf of bread.

2) Enormous Centralized Government: The bigger the tick, the less blood there is for the dog and there is no larger collection of blood suckers on Planet Earth than our own federal government. Our government has become so massive that lawmakers don’t even read the bills they pass any more, trivial changes to regulations made by unelected bureaucrats can drive productive businesses into bankruptcy and perhaps worst of all, 49% of the public gets benefits. That has not only bled the private sector and made our economy less dynamic, it has led to massive corruption. As P.J. O’Rourke said, “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21st, 2015



Carly Fiorina’s Case for Merit

It galls critics that she says feminism is about achievement rather than entitlement.





When in 1979 Britain’s voters made Margaret Thatcher prime minister, one conclusion that did not trip instantly to everyone’s lips was that she won because she was a woman. Only in America do we have checklists of political and moral self-satisfaction.

Today, two women bid to become “America’s first woman president”—Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Carly Fiorina.Only one is running on this as reason alone to vote for her. Announcing her candidacy Saturday at New York’s Roosevelt Island, Hillary Clinton said, “I may not be the youngest candidate in this race. But I will be the youngest woman president in the history of the United States!”

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Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina on her criticism of Hillary Clinton and strategy to help Republicans win back the female vote. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Days earlier, Carly Fiorina delivered a speech to the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the subject of feminism. For which various feminists attacked her. A blogger at Cosmopolitan.com said feminism “cannot coexist with a political philosophy that venerates traditionalism, hierarchy, deference to authority, and distinct gender roles.”

None of the 13 or so men running for the GOP’s nomination will ever be found within a mile of this radioactive subject, for fear it might agitate the “single women” who are supposed to slide into Hillary Clinton’s column.

Though Ms. Fiorina never mentioned Hillary Clinton in her speech, she ran right at what are considered settled issues in the political category called gender. “Feminism,” she said, “began as a rallying cry to empower women—to vote, to get an education, to enter the workplace. But over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections.”

Ideological feminism, she said, “shuts down conversation” on campuses or in the media with any person who is said to be “waging a war on women” or a “threat to women’s health.” This is true. Last year students at Smith College said they were disinviting International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagardeas commencement speaker because the IMF strengthens “imperialist and patriarchal systems that oppress and abuse women worldwide.” Could Hillary speak at Smith?

Let no one doubt that when Carly Fiorina, a long shot for the GOP nomination, arrives in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, she hopes some Republican women will vote for her. Ms. Fiorina’s political calculation has to be that there are more women than is generally imagined who don’t associate with the left’s doctrinal feminism and Hillary Clinton’s allegiance to it. Polling on the subject says only 17% to 25% of women self-identify as “feminists,” which suggests that outside the fight clubs of politics, alternative ideas on this subject are possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21st, 2015


Published on The Weekly Standard (http://www.weeklystandard.com)

A Chip Off the Old Block?

The distinguished career of Carly Fiorina’s father.

Terry Eastland

June 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

A largely unnoticed story about Carly Fiorina is that she is the daughter of a man who was one of the finest lawyers of his generation. His influence on her, she says, is “huge.” Asked in an interview whether he would be surprised by her bid for the Oval Office, Fiorina said he “probably would be,” adding, “I hope he would be proud. I think he would be proud.”

Joseph Tyree Sneed III was born in 1920 in a small town about 100 miles northeast of Austin, Texas. His father was a cotton farmer and cattle rancher, and Sneed grew up, it appears, quite at home on the range, fancying himself a cowboy. After high school, he went to the oldest university in the state, Southwestern, in Georgetown, graduating in 1941 with a degree in business administration. He entered the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, but left in 1942 to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, Sneed resumed his legal education, finishing in 1947 at the top of his class. The faculty had a high regard for Sneed and asked him to stay on as a professor.

In Austin, where Carly was born in 1954, Sneed excelled as a scholar and teacher. In 1957, Cornell Law School hired him from Texas, and in 1962, Stanford Law School, then scouring the country for accomplished professors, hired him from Cornell. Sneed’s claim to fame was his work in tax law. His pathbreaking book was Configurations of Gross Income (1967), which, as one reviewer summarized it, “on a grand scale and with much success” filled “the longstanding gap between economic theory and pure legal analysis.” The reviewer added, “This is a book that most teachers of tax law will wish they had written.”

In 1971, Duke Law School sought out Sneed to be its dean. As her father mulled whether to take the job, Carly Sneed was about to enter her senior year in high school and wasn’t keen on pulling up roots in California for the unknown of Durham, N.C. She told her father as much. “I was complaining,” she says. “I didn’t want to move.” Fiorina recalls her father’s response: “Carly, sometimes you just have to follow your star.” The Sneeds moved east.

Sneed was the rare dean of a distinguished law school who was Republican. Not long after arriving in Durham he met President Nixon, whose law degree was from Duke. The dean and the president hit it off, and in February 1973 Nixon appointed Sneed deputy attorney general, the second-ranking position at the Justice Department. Sneed was in no way connected to the Watergate scandal, and those who knew him well say that when a seat opened on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, he was pleased that Nixon asked him to fill it. Roughly a week passed between his nomination and confirmation, and on August 24, 1973, Sneed was commissioned. Sneed spent just six months as deputy attorney general; his principal accomplishment was helping defuse the tensions during the 71-day standoff at Wounded Knee, probably saving lives as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 16th, 2015


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The Forgotten Realities of World War II

Victor Davis Hanson

5/14/2015  - Victor Davis Hanson

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  American war production proved astonishing. At the huge Willow Run plant in Michigan, the greatest generation turned out a B-24 heavy bomber every hour. A single shipyard could mass-produce an ocean-going Liberty merchant ship from scratch in a week.

In just four years, the United States would produce more airplanes than all of the major war powers combined. Germany, Japan, Italy and the Soviet Union could not build a successful four-engine heavy bomber. America, in contrast, produced 34,000 excellent B-17s, B-24s and B-29s.

May 8 marked the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago — a horrific conflict that is still fought over by historians.

More than 60 million people perished — some 50 million of them in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and China.

The prewar Soviet state in the 1920s and 1930s had killed perhaps 20 million of its own citizens in purges, exiles, collectivizations, forced famines and show trials. Then it lost an estimated 25 million soldiers and civilians to the German army on the Eastern Front. Hitler’s Germany by late 1942 had occupied almost 1 million square miles of Soviet ground.

The Soviet Red Army would eventually be responsible for three quarters of Germany’s WWII casualties, but at a cost of approximately 9 million dead of its own combatants. Nevertheless, the Allied defeat of the Axis powers is more complicated than just the monumental and heroic sacrifice of the Soviet soldier.

World War II started largely because the Soviet Union had had assured Hitler that the two powers could partner up to divide Poland. With his eastern rear thus secure, Hitler then would be free to fight a one-front war in the West against the European democracies.

The Soviet Union only entered the war after it was double-crossed by Hitler in June 1941. Before the surprise German invasion, the Soviets had supplied Germany with substantial fuel, food and metals to help it bomb Great Britain into submission. For all practical purposes, Russia had been Nazi Germany’s most useful ally. Read the rest of this entry »

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