Yesterday, the US Air Force sent a message to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un by test-launching an unarmed Minuteman III ballistic missile. It flew from the California coast 4,000 miles to the South Pacific, landing exactly where they wanted it to, rather than doing what North Korea’s missiles do: spinning out of control and crashing worse than Charlie Sheen on a long weekend. But the point of this warning was lost on some, like the head of a leftwing group called the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He accused the US of a double standard, railing, “It views its own tests as justified and useful, while it views the tests of North Korea as threatening and destabilizing.” Well…yes. That’s because we’re the United States and North Korea is North Korea. Threatening and destabilizing are their only two growth industries.
Congratulations to the hugely influential Dr. James Dobson on celebrating 40 years in broadcasting. I know him to be one of the first to realize that silence on moral and political issues would allow cultural and family values to crumble into sand and drift away. Remember the 1970s? The “Me Generation”? Divorce and “open marriage”? Legalized abortion? The coining of the term “latchkey children”? Dr. Dobson saw a crying need, left academia in 1977 and opened a two-room office to form what would later become a worldwide ministry called Focus On The Family. You may have heard of it. For a richly detailed account of his career in broadcast ministry, and his own look back, click here.
As I mentioned earlier, the US. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its Annual Report for 2017, and it’s not without controversy. Yes, it managed to leave Egypt off its list of “countries of concern,” among other things. But guess what nation did make the list this year?
Ivanka Trump is creating a fund managed by the World Bank that will help support women entrepreneurs around the world, empowering women financially in places where they face discrimination and oppression. Meanwhile, liberal feminists will continue their favorite method of empowering women: attacking Ivanka Trump.