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ENLARGE A man fatally shot a soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial before being killed inside the country’s Parliament building, in a terror attack that shut down the capital city and stands to change the way Canada protects itself. Armed officers combed Canada’s Parliament building and surrounding areas for potential other shooters for much of the day, forcing Ottawa’s core into a lockdown mode into Wednesday evening, when police said there was no further threat… Continue reading
Speaking earlier today in Illinois, Vice President Joe Biden praised Governor Quinn — and, more importantly, his mother. “I like guess because of their moms,” said Biden. “You know why I like Governor Quinn so much? His mother says I’m the best looking Irish man she knows,” Biden said to laughter. “That’s why I like his mom. I like guys because of their moms is the real reason.” Biden also joked that despite campaigning for… Continue reading
During his visit to Washington this week, Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon has spent part of his time criticizing Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, warning about the dangers of a bad nuclear deal with Iran—and highlighting the problems with Turkey. As Haaretz reports today, Ya’alon has been complaining about the negative role Turkey and its now president and former prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have played the last several years. “It’s unbelievable – how… Continue reading
The report is the most detailed look yet at the scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Zuma Press Academic fraud that allegedly went on for years within a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report from former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein, who was hired… Continue reading
The Chinese want a modern and formidable blue-water Navy.  Hard to be a serious global player without one.  Equally difficult, it seems, to create one. Especially the aviation component, where the United State has no equals and, in fact, no other nation even comes close.   China’s navy, as Robert Beckhusen of Real Clear Defense reports, is having its problems with the carrier Liaoning: … 53,000-ton, 999-foot-long carrier [that] could… Continue reading
The report is the most detailed look yet at the scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Zuma Press Academic fraud that allegedly went on for years within a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report from former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein, who was hired… Continue reading
The report is the most detailed look yet at the scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Zuma Press Academic fraud that allegedly went on for years within a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report from former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein, who was hired… Continue reading
The war in Afghanistan is nearing an end – the American part, at any rate – but there is no letup in the fighting and dying of Afghan soldiers. Time, quoting from a Wall Street Journal story, reports that: More than 4,000 Afghan troops died in combat in 2014, a record high since the U.S.-led invasion began in 2001, according to new casualty figures released by the Afghan defense ministry.  In… Continue reading

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