Several of the likely Republican presidential candidates have embraced Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. But a front-page story in Wednesday’s Washington Post suggests the controversy over Indiana’s law has dragged the GOP “into the divisive culture wars”—to the detriment of the party’s 2016 efforts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently noted that with the Middle East in chaos, it may not be a good time to establish another rogue state, Palestine, which would likely be taken over by Iran’s proxy, Hamas, which would then launch a bloody war against Israel. The Prime Minister’s declaration was greeted with alarm among the commentariat, because the belief that establishing a Palestinian state will lead to peace has become an article of faith immune to fact or reason.
Indiana House speaker Brian Bosma tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that he hopes to unveil text of an amendment clarifying the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on Thursday. But it's still not clear what precisely the amendment will say.
Citing a lack of cooperation from the Secret Service, Chairman Jason Chaffetz of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued subpoenas for two Secret Service agents to testify to the committee about recent security breaches and other disfunction at the agency.