When the latest battle in Gaza finally is over, as someday it will be, hard feelings could linger in the corner offices of Hollywood toward the stars who have voiced anti-Israel sentiments. But will the artists who criticize Israel military strikes — particularly married Spaniards Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, who accused the country of “genocide” in a widely circulated July 25 letter — suffer career backlash in a town whose power brokers tend to be strong supporters of Israel?
The 1988 Hamas Charter explicitly commits the Palestinian terror group to murdering Jews. Thanks to the formation this week of an interim government uniting Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, which the U.S. supports to the tune of more than $400 million a year, the American taxpayer may soon become an indirect party to that enterprise.
The federal government has awarded the University of California Los Angeles $193,989 in taxpayer funds to study skill-building as HIV prevention for male sex workers in Peru.
Via RCP comes this video (which, I understand, is but one segment in a longer speech, and I confess I haven’t yet seen the whole thing), of Justin Amash giving some remarks during his primary victory speech yesterday. I know there are many people who are watching Justin Amash’s career very closely; I am not one of them. I know almost nothing about him frankly and have formed no strong opinions one way or another about him. But I will say that after watching this video I think less of him as a person, whatever I think about him as a politician:
After easily defeating his primary challenger on Tuesday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) delivered a scathing victory speech slamming his opponent for running a “smear campaign” against him.
Americans long ago lost faith in Congress, but they historically were predisposed to give their own representative the benefit of the doubt. Not any more, though. For the first time in the 25-year history of the ABC News/Washington Post poll, a slim majority disapproves of the job their own member of Congress has been doing.
Over a thousand outraged parents who have children enrolled in taxpayer-funded public schools in Fremont, Calif. have signed petitions threatening legal action over a ninth-grade health textbook featuring oral sex, vibrators and, of course, bondage.
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