McCain: VA head must punish employees

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is demanding that Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald hold employees accountable in the wake of a watchdog report that found officials have used their positions for personal gain.  “It is simply… More >

Carly Fiorina, Identity Politics and the Death of Feminism by Ted Rall

If you doubt that the politics of identity have triumphed over the debate over ideas, read the New York Times story about how “Carly Fiorina Both Repels and Enthralls Liberal Feminists.” More >

Half in U.S. Are Feeling Better About Financial Situation

Half of Americans so far this year say they are feeling better about their financial situation, up from an average of 43% two years ago. Most Americans say they watch their spending very closely. More >

Oregon College Gunman Identified As Chris Harper Mercer- Update: Only Two Myspace Friends, One Who Praises Islamic Terrorists, Urges Killing Of Jews-Update: Admired Black Gay Killer Who Shot Journalists On Live T.V.

Obama is already politicizing without even knowing the facts behind it. If the students said they were Christians, the shooter shot them in the head. Via Washington Times: Chris Harper Mercer, 26, has been identified as the gunman who killed nine people on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, according to news reports. […]

Overnight Defense: House passes defense bill in face of veto threat

THE TOPLINE: The House passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act Thursday, setting up a veto showdown with the Obama administration.The 270-156 vote comes after the House and Senate Armed Services committees reached agreement… More >

CNN: New York Times Makes Five Corrections to Melania Trump Story

The New York Times corrected a story about Donald Trump’s wife Melania five times Thursday, ushering in criticism for careless reporting. CNN says that the errors, which ranged from spelling errors to a slip-up about a major political figure, could have been easily verified prior to publishing. The range of mistakes included: 1) The article […]

Is Government the Solution to Rising Drug Costs?

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli made headlines last week when he purchased the rights to a drug used to fight AIDS complications and increased the price by 5000% overnight. Shkreli later promised to lower the price under pressure from medical groups and politicians, but the incident highlighted the continuing problem of rising prescription drug costs. A new […]

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate Steady in September

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 45.3% in September, steady with August. Workforce participation was up, at 67.5%, and unemployment was unchanged, at 6.3%. More >

Police In Las Vegas Searching For Good Samaritan Who Helped Injured Ambushed Cop

Police search for Good Samaritan who aided ambushed cop… | — Nimjaramah (@Nickarama1) October 1, 2015 Two cops were ambushed in their car at the beginning of the month in Las Vegas, one was hit in the hand by suspect’s gunfire. The Good Samaritan came to the aid of the injured officer and was […]

Cruz wants Pentagon's plan to combat alleged Afghan abuse

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to know how the Pentagon plans to combat alleged abuse within Afghan troops. “So long as Americans are expected to fight for the security of the Afghan government, the United States has every right to demand that… More >