Op-Ed by Mike Malak
Michael Turner, (R) Ohio, Chairman, convened his House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces to review continued flight-testing of the JTF Lockheed F-35, designed to replace the aged A-10. The Committee considered engineering details, including altering the plane’s ejection seat weight tolerances to permit more female pilots to safely fly the aircraft. This change would further the U.S. military’s goal of more gender inclusive combat berths in all services. Testimony revealed other countries, also, want to integrating women into one of the most challenging of all wartime roles, defensive and offensive air-to-air-combat in state of the art hardware.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
Clout takes a big hit
Poof! That’s what happened to Louisiana’s clout in Congress when Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress Tuesday about the nuclear deal with Iran. The Prime Minister said the deal was a bad one. Immediately after the speech, The Obama administration and others criticized the speech saying it provided no new information and that Netanyahu did not convey all of the alternatives, such as, what if there were no deal. Below is the transcript, a poll and articles following the speech.
What will happen on the Day that Obamacare dies? Will we have health insurance? If not, will doctors be able or willing to treat patients?
Sounds like absurd questions, don't they?
With Louisiana’s Senate and Fifth and Sixth Congressional District contests likely unsettled this week, a past pairing of Senate and House runoff contests is instructive as to how these will proceed next month.
This week, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to train, arm and fund the elusive “moderate” Muslim rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
The immigration crisis in America is real and dangerous. Neither President Obama nor the Congress is willing to deal with this crisis, and as a result the American people are not being served by the Washington politicians who are acting politically and irresponsibly.
With former Democratic Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards running for US Congress in a conservative district, a question in many minds is whether the reddening of the State of Louisiana, since his last election, would force Edwards to moderate his views.
Iraq is imploding as Republicans and Democrats alike are scratching the heads as to what went wrong. Meanwhile, party gridlock in Washington has brought any sense of responsible governing to a standstill. The President faces what may well turn out to be his single biggest crisis during his time in office, and he spent most of last week vacationing on California golf courses. Are we observing a freak show or what?
In his 1983 gubernatorial campaign, Edwin Edwards once remarked that the only way that he could lose to the Republican incumbent, Dave Treen, was if he were caught in bed with “a dead girl or a live boy.” Thirty-one years later, that analogy aptly describes his chances of actually winning the 6th Congressional District race this fall.