Dennis Byrne

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Want to see a real “war on women?” Wait until 2014 when U.S and NATO forces effectively leave Afghanistan to the whims of the bloodthirsty Taliban.

The savagery will make the alleged Republican sins against women — as politically motivated Democrats have charged — pale in comparison. The Taliban’s strict enforcement of Sharia law, or Islamic law, has resulted in what can be described without exaggeration as a scourge against women.

The atrocities run from everyday humiliations such as the required wearing of turtle-shell burqas, to the denial of education and other rights, “honor” killings, public stonings, and rape.

In 1999, the United Nations detailed how the government enforced “official, widespread and systematic violations of the human rights of women.” That was before the United States drove the Taliban from power, at last giving women a taste of liberty.…  Seguir leyendo »

Whatever fate awaits pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng, we know two things for sure: The Chinese tyrants will continue to force women to kill their wanted children.

And President Barack Obama, who has ramped up the campaign fiction that Republicans have declared a “war on women,” will continue the detente with the real war on women, in Communist China, where real blood is being shed in a fanatical crusade against mothers and their children.

Happy Mother’s Day.

As of this writing, Chen’s future is uncertain, but not so uncertain are the barbaric measures the Chinese government takes against women who choose to exercise their reproductive rights by having children.…  Seguir leyendo »

It’s bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we’ve reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse.

Such is the case with the widespread belief that evidence of global warming is incontrovertible. Thankfully, some scientists courageously have decided to publicly challenge this numbing, politically correct dogma.

Among them isNobel Prize-winningphysicist Ivar Giaever, who recently resigned from the American Physical Society because he couldn’t accept the group’s policy statement that the “evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring …” and mitigating action must be taken immediately to avert certain ruination. He asked, “In the APS, it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multiuniverse behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”

He might as well have added, “Give me a break.” Basically that’s what an international group of 16 eminent scientists said Friday in The Wall Street Journal (“No need to panic about global warming.”).…  Seguir leyendo »

There’s a genre of fiction called alternative or “what if” history. As in, what if Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee defeated the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? Or, what if Hitler had not been born?

Or, what if the United States had not invaded Iraq?

That’s a fair question, now that U.S. troops have withdrawn , prompting the question: “Was the Iraq War worth it?”

We well know about the horrible costs of the war: almost 4,500 American troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis killed and more than $1 trillion spent. But while we’ve heard a lot about the cost side of this equation, we’ve heard not so much about the benefit side.…  Seguir leyendo »