discus federal issues related to US politics or affecting the entire nation.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
D'Souza's "America" To Feature Dave Mustaine's "Star Spangled Banner"
D'Souza's America To Feature Dave Mustaine's "Star Spangled Banner"
Megadeth co-founder Dave Mustaine recorded a heavy-metal rendition of "Star Spangled Banner" in honor of the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's version of the National Anthem. Mustaine's song will feature in Dinesh D'Souza's new film America, which will release in theaters on July 2nd.
"My inspiration was our Founding Fathers and wondering what they would think of us today," says rock icon Dave Mustaine. "My hope for America is that we'll become a nation they'd be proud of again and I tried to capture that with my guitar."
America Producer: "Why the VA Scandal Is About Much More Than Obama"
Gerald Molen, who is producing America, writes about the scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs' mismanagement and deceit regarding the care provided to our veterans. He also discusses the political and academic culture that created men like Barack Obama and allowed the V.A. scandal to happen.
"Presidents come and go, but the political and social cultures that nurture them live on for decades," Molen said. "It is that culture that I believe is responsible for creating a disrespect and unconscionable disregard for our veterans".
The Federalist: "Prison For D'Souza, Beach Time For Corzine"
The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway discusses the differences between Dinesh D'Souza's campaign finance case and the investigation into Jon Corzine's alleged $1.6 billion customer fraud. She discusses the suspicious circumstances under which D'Souza was prosecuted while Corzine's case was dropped without charges.
"Should we care about selective enforcement of laws where political leaders' enemies are punished while friends skate free?" Hemingway asks in her provocative piece.