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Gayle Trotter
Gayle Trotter
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Obama Moves To ‘Counter Violent Extremism’ While Political Correctness Kills

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Judiciary committee hearing on the 'Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2015. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

With the usual fanfare, President Obama has established a task force to direct efforts by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice toward "countering violent extremism" in response to the San Bernardino attack. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has sidelined a key official at the Department of Homeland Security whose efforts could have helped prevent the first post-9/11 terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Time To Move On From The Obama Years

11:47 AM 09/10/2015

With domestic and world affairs in shambles, it is high time for President Obama to do the wave, get on the helicopter and leave the White House for good. In areas as diverse as foreign policy, national security, our economy, the trustworthiness of our federal agencies, so-called “women’s issues,” executive power and religious liberty, the president and his hapless minions have taken us to a new low.

I Believe Hillary Clinton

2:21 PM 05/01/2015

In February 1998, the incomparable Michael Kelly wrote one of his most memorable columns on the scandal-ridden administration of President Bill Clinton. I have written this update to Mr. Kelly’s brilliant essay not because I think myself equal to his talents but because his remarks on the Clinton years, updated for today, are particularly apt.  

Obama’s New World Disorder

11:16 AM 09/06/2013

The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity for a reshuffling of historic alliances and power, and Americans embraced the idea of a New World Order.  Syria is the latest example of Obama’s New World Disorder.

Temar Boggs, American hero

12:04 PM 07/17/2013

On an ordinary summer afternoon in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas entertained herself playing in her grandmother’s front yard. With blonde hair, brown eyes, stylish glasses, and a courageous, radiant smile, Jocelyn is the picture of an adorable all-American girl.

Five reasons to pull the plug on Obamacare

11:08 AM 07/09/2013

In advocating for the monstrously long and complex statute known as Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi infamously claimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Five reasons Eric Holder should not resign

5:00 PM 06/09/2013

Prominent voices from both sides of the aisle are calling for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder to resign as America’s chief law enforcement officer. Even those on the left have abandoned him. Holder has presided over a “comprehensive erosion of privacy rights, press freedom and due process,” according to liberal professor Jonathan Turley.

Five questions for the IRS

12:55 AM 06/03/2013

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman has some explaining to do. An outcry from Shulman’s former bosses, the American taxpayers, should shame him into honestly answering five simple questions about his role in the most threatening scandal engulfing the Obama administration today.

Lois Lerner takes five

4:55 PM 05/25/2013

As a public service, I am presenting this transcript of the testimony we could have heard from the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt organizations.

Put the death tax six feet under

12:01 PM 12/18/2012

Once upon a time, fiscal conservatives advocated a strategy known as “starve the beast.” The theory was that cutting taxes represents the best, perhaps the only, way to check rampant government spending.