|Where They Stand, The Ferguson Effect, Fighting For Life||
Where They Stand
The first presidential debate of 2016 is over. Initial ratings suggest a big audience tuned in at home. That's a good thing because a Pew Research survey released last week finds that many Americans don't know much about where the candidates stand. For example:
|Debate Night, Murder At Macy's||
Tonight may well be the most anticipated presidential debate in modern history. In fact, tonight's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is taking place on the anniversary of the very first nationally televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
Many analysts predict the home-viewing audience tonight will shatter the record set by the 1980 Reagan/Carter debate, which had nearly 81 million viewers. The stakes for both campaigns and our country are high.
|Charlotte Day 3, Kaepernick Disrespectful Protests Growing, Franks Fights For Life||
Charlotte Day 3
There was less violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night. But, sadly, there was more evidence that eight years of left-wing ideology from the Obama Justice Department has affected law enforcement all the way down to individual cities.
We saw it in Baltimore, where police were ordered to stand down. You may recall that the mayor said she "gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that."
|The Chaos Continues, Boeing's Bad Bet||
The Chaos Continues
There was another night of rioting in Charlotte, North Carolina. This time the city's business district was targeted. Apparently the mob heard the demand of Nation of Islam leader B. J. Murphy for an economic boycott of the city.
Here are some observations after a second day of anarchy in Charlotte.
|Chaos In Charlotte, Obama's Plea For Open Borders||
Chaos In Charlotte
Chaos erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night after reports of a police shooting in that city. More than a dozen law enforcement officers were injured in the rioting. One officer was hit in the head by a rock. "Protestors" looted a Walmart, stealing flat-screen TVs, iPads and other electronics.
Hundreds of demonstrators stormed a major interstate and shut down traffic. They broke into tractor trailers and burned the cargo on the highway. A police cruiser was also destroyed.
|Obama's Terror Failures, The NFL's Circus Of Political Correctness||
Obama's Terror Failures
In the past 24 hours, we have learned a lot more about New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami.
|ISIS Cheers Attacks, About That Vetting. . .||
ISIS Cheers Attacks
The Islamic State was quick to claim credit for this weekend's carnage in St. Cloud and New York. After the bombing in Manhattan, Islamists celebrated on social media. And while local authorities struggled to understand the motivation of St. Cloud slasher Dahir Adan, ISIS hailed him as "a soldier of the Islamic State."
Below are some updates to our earlier report.
Tomorrow is Constitution Day, marking the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, described by some as "America's owner's manual." Increasingly, however, the American people are neglecting to read this important document, and too many of our leaders are ignoring it.
|Obama Handcuffs Israel, Bathroom Battles||
Obama Handcuffs Israel
Today President Obama is scheduled to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of Israel. The 10-year agreement outlines the military aid commitment of the United States to the state of Israel.
Given President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran last year, many in Congress were insisting that the new MOU significantly increase our support to Israel. The agreement does include more money, but not as much as Congress wanted.
|Obama Wants More Refugees, Kudos To Those Standing||
Obama Wants More Refugees
The Obama Administration is planning to dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States next year. Last year, the U.S. took in nearly 70,000 refugees. Next year, Obama is proposing to bring in 110,000 refugees -- a 57% increase.