In 2005, Citizens United produced a documentary entitled Broken Promises: The United Nations At 60, hosted by the late actor Ron Silver. The film took a fresh look at the record of the UN over its six decade history and probed into whether or not it was living up to its original charter. We found that the UN was failing horribly in its mission to rally and act against evil in the world and was rife with corruption and anti-Israel bias. Now, twelve years later, we ask again: has the United Nations been able to reform itself and if not, why does the United States continue to fund the UN at such high levels and why are we not seriously rethinking our relationship with the organization generally?
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David N. Bossie is the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Productions, and the executive producer of “America at Risk.”
Bossie is the former chief investigator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. During Bill Clinton’s two terms as president, he led investigations ranging from the Whitewater land deal to the transfer of dual-use technology to China and to foreign fundraising in the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign.
As president of Citizens United Productions, Bossie has produced 11 documentaries since 2004, including the award winning Border War: The Battle over Illegal Immigration, Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60 with Ron Silver, and Perfect Valor, a documentary narrated by Senator Fred Thompson about the service and sacrifices of our troops in Iraq.
Born in Boston, Bossie attended the University of Maryland. He has proudly served for the last 19 years as a volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he resides with his wife, Susan, and their three children; Isabella, Griffin and Lily Campbell.
The first Monday in October ushered in the Supreme Court’s new term. This term marks two tremendous anniversaries --- Justice Antonin Scalia’s 25th year on the court, and the 20th for Justice Clarence Thomas. These two jurists are best known for their originalist approach to interpreting the Constitution. Throughout their decades on the court, they have stood as reliable, conservative bulwarks against judicial activism and against the unchecked expansion of the federal government.
There are many devastating revelations in Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President, Ron Suskind’s new book on the inner workings of the Obama administration, but perhaps the most damaging is the insinuation that President Obama and the men on his staff are sexists.
All six Republican Wisconsin state senators facing recall elections were supposed to lose big on Tuesday. The polling looked awful. Big Labor had spent an estimated $20 million to support the Democrats’ State Senate candidates --- far more than Republicans had spent to support their candidates. Liberals, labor bosses and MSNBC anchors were giddy. Democrats appeared energized and Republicans appeared demoralized.
Paul Simon had “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Here are 50 ways not to get re-elected.
"It's no different than what happened under eight years of George Bush and eight years of Bill Clinton." --- Obama White House official
This Independence Day marks the 235th birthday of the United States of America. The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our country’s heritage and the ideals upon which it was founded, as well as to resolve ourselves to keep the spirit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness alive for ourselves and our future generations. Recently, we have seen a reawakening of conservative women in this country who have stepped up in this role. But this is not a new phenomenon. Women have been a driving force in America’s rise to prominence since the founding of our nation.
During the 2008 election campaign, then-Senator Barack Obama knocked fellow candidate John Edwards for benefiting from the same outside spending groups he criticized:
As all of Washington was preparing for the long Memorial Day weekend, Andrew Breitbart and his crack team of reporters were running down sources for a story that would eventually rock Washington and New York. Making sure they had the story correct -- Congressman Anthony Weiner had sent a lewd Twitter message to a college student in Washington State -- Breitbart’s team at BigGovernment.com posted the story late on the night of May 27th.
It’s going to be a long, hot summer as Congress and the Obama administration debate how best to bring down America’s $14 trillion debt. Our crushing debt is as much a national security threat as it is an economic disaster. Many nations own our enormous amounts of debt, and some of these entities are nefarious in nature -- like China, Russia, and OPEC. If these nations sell off our debt, they can wield great power over America.
On Saturday, the nation will celebrate the 51st Armed Forces Day. America’s all-volunteer military has proven time and again to be America’s best asset. Just a few weeks ago, the skills of the Navy SEALs were on full display when they successfully killed Osama bin Laden during a daring raid inside the borders of Pakistan. Without the combined armed forces of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, our freedoms would be in jeopardy from enemies who want to do harm to our homeland, as well as those of our allies around the world.
With Osama bin Laden dead and buried thanks to the Navy SEALs, the Obama administration needs to reevaluate America’s relationship with Pakistan. As Jay Leno joked last week, Osama bin Laden was not “hiding out” in Pakistan -- he was living there! The United States has had a long and complicated relationship with the Pakistani government and its military and intelligence services. In some instances they have helped in the War on Terror, but in others they have been a hindrance.
The strength of America comes from the power of the American woman. I have been married for over ten years and my wife Susan and I have four children together ranging in ages from five months to nine years. My wife is the rock of our household who holds everything together. Without her, the family bond that we share would not exist. Susan comes from a long line of conservative American women who not only keep the family unit together but, more importantly, keep our nation together.
All Americans are rejoicing this week upon the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in a daring mission by a United States Special Forces team. It has been nearly ten years since the September 11th terrorist attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people on American soil, and justice has been served to its main architect. With Osama bin Laden in the throes of hell, the focus now turns to the next chapter of the War on Terror and our involvement in the Middle East.
Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, recently released a video providing a “sneak peak at 2012 strategy.” In his video, he sounds an alarm that “2012 will be different than 2008.” Messina believes it will be different because of Citizens United v. FEC, a Supreme Court decision that restored the First Amendment protection of political speech, regardless of the identity of the speaker. To listen to Messina, you would think it only benefits Republicans.
During his travels in 1831, the French writer Alexis de Tocqueville observed that America was an exceptional nation with a special role to play in history. Tocqueville wrote that, unlike Europe, where social standing defined a citizen, America was a new republic where liberty, equality, individualism, and laissez-faire economics defined the “American creed.”
After two years, the Obama administration may finally acknowledge the 800-pound gorilla in the room -- a monstrosity that can no longer be ignored. This afternoon, President Obama will speak to the American people about his plan to cut America’s $14 trillion national debt. The question is whether the Obama administration will take the serious policy steps necessary to curb our fiscal crisis -- a crisis that the Congressional Budget Office believes will sink the U.S. economy into an economic abyss by 2037 -- or if it will continue the culture of indulgence, preferring to take the easy way out and kick the can down the road for the next generation.
“People even today I don’t think realize what a close call it was.” -- James A. Baker III, Reagan White House chief of staff, in Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny
There is a secret entitlement program that the Obama administration does not want to talk about. This entitlement program does not help those on Medicare or Medicaid, and it is not part of the Social Security system. This entitlement program has one function: paying interest to foreign governments that bankroll our ever-growing $14 trillion national debt.