Author Archives: The Publisher

About The Publisher

A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for over eighteen years as host of Perspectives on America, and later – ‘Life, Liberty & All That Jazz.’ Jeff is considered the voice of reason on the alternative media – providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as health and wellness, news, political satire – with a twist, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history.

In addition, Jeff publishes The Federal Observer – a daily on-line publication, which co-authored and spear-headed a petition, which ultimately caused new legislation to be signed by President George W. Bush within 450 days of the events that rocked our world on September 11, 2001.

If You Ain’t Mad Yet, You’d Better Get Mad?

It is difficult to describe how we felt when we learned that Kate Steinle’s killer would only be charged with a “felon in possession of a firearm,” a low level beef at best, considering the severity of the crime he committed in snuffing out Kate’s life on a San Francisco pier, at the dawn of her adulthood. We suddenly grew red faced with the raw emotions of anger, incredulity and disbelief. In short, we were mad as Hell! Continue reading

Smith: A Recognition of Reality

Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, according to President Donald Trump, who declared it so on December 6th 2017, rewarding our close ally Israel and correcting a historical injustice, although any sane person already understood this fact and the historical record removes all doubt. President Trump’s declaration sounded the death knell on the seven decades long world delusion that Muslims and the ideology of Islam somehow have any claim to any part of Jerusalem, which is a critical component of the mythical “palestinians'” simple ploy to undermine and ultimately destroy Israel, a sovereign Jewish state in the middle of the Islamic world, which is viewed in their eyes as an insult to Islam.
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We are All Slaves

Aren’t we all slaves?

I suppose I am an old-school individual. I believe that face to face conversations and interaction are certainly the most enlightening and edifying. I enjoy the company of several people at the table for meals and even for drinks. I learn and grow from our conversations, which is after the point. In fact, one of my favorite partner’s and companions is my wife. She provides a different perspective and refreshing view of the topic with her feminine and ethnic views. Continue reading

34 Percent of Students in Default Never Made a Payment

48 percent expect to have loans forgiven

More than one-in-three borrowers who have defaulted on their student loans did so without ever attempting to make a payment, according to a new report.

A record 11 percent of the 44 million former college students with outstanding loan debt now sit in default—far beyond the 8.6 percent peak in mortgage defaults at the height of the housing crisis that caused the Great Recession—according to the Student Loan Report. Nearly half of all those in default, 48.6 percent, said in a survey that they never obtained a college degree, while 33.8 percent have not made a single payment on their debt. Continue reading

Casey: Why Millennials Favor Communism

Communism is better than capitalism.

At least, that’s what a growing number of young people in the U.S. think.

I wish I were joking. But a recent study from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, found that half of the millennials it surveyed would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist society.

And 22% of those surveyed had favorable views of Karl Marx… while 13% viewed Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong-un as “heroes.” About half of U.S. millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country… What’s gotten into the youth? Continue reading

Scandals Reveal Leftist Debauchery: Political and Sexual In-You-End-O

What about the Democrats? If they are going to point fingers, what about their morality? What about their treatment of women? What about their perversions and debauchery?

John Conyers, a Democrat member of the House of Representatives, has been caught up in the plague of sexual impropriety scandals infesting the liberal left ever since they decided to open Pandora’s Box with their false accusations of Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore. Conyers has been irreverent in the face of the accusations, suggesting that he is somehow immune to such things, and above the law, because of his position in government.

Conyers’ colleague, Jim Clyburn, was asked about the accusations against Conyers, while walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA). The question posed was, “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the way, resigned, stepped down, far faster than he has, right … Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer?” Continue reading

Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Has a Message for Her Fellow Students

Laura M. Nicolae, a student at Harvard studying math, shared the story of her father in the college newspaper… and it was powerful.

Laura M. Nicolae has a message for her fellow students at Harvard: think twice before embracing communism!

Nicolae, an applied mathematics major in the ’20 class, recently shared in the Crimson the story of how her father arrived in the United States. And it’s harrowing stuff: Continue reading

Conyer’s Limps OUT…

Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.), the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, said he would leave Congress immediately, after facing calls to resign over allegations of inappropriate and lewd behavior toward female staff members.


Guess that he won’t be “stuck” in a meeting any longer.

Multiple former staffers have accused Mr. Conyers in the past two weeks of sexual misconduct. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called on him to resign, putting pressure on the Detroit-area lawmaker first elected in 1964. Mr. Conyers, 88, endorsed his son to replace him. He denied the allegations of misconduct.

How can one endorse his own offspring? Does that mean that his own kid starts work tomorrow? Is this legal?

Supreme Court Announces Pivotal Ruling

Hands Trump his biggest win yet!

Trump’s travel ban has been hated by liberals since day one. First of all, it isn’t really a “travel ban”. It started off as a temporary moratorium on immigration from a handful of countries that the Obama administration deemed as potential threats to our national security. It was perfectly reasonable and David French wrote a great piece explaining that reality. Continue reading

Bill Ayers and gang rape

The current sex crimes dragnet sweeping across the country, pulling in celebrities, media millionaires, and politicians, has yet to reel in a high-profile professor from the hallowed halls of academia…

Will Bill Ayers be the first?

In a 2006 Frontpagemag article entitled “Remembering a Sixties Terrorist,” a woman named Donna Ron recounted what she described as “the defining event of my life.”

As a sophomore at the University of Michigan in 1965, Ron was caught up in the antiwar movement when she met and dated Ayers. Two months after meeting Ayers, Ron alleges that he locked her in his apartment and told her she couldn’t leave until she had sex with his roommate and his brother. Continue reading

Gimme Shelter

The verdict in the trial of career criminal and illegal Mexican alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate may not have been a miscarriage of justice; under our system of jurisprudence, prosecutors often overreach and jury nullification, whether by juror selection or choice of venue, is perfectly legal. There is not some sort of instant replay system whereby a flagrant miscall can be overturned by consulting the videotape. When the jury votes for acquittal, that’s it, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

The knee-jerk reaction to it on both sides, therefore, is irrelevant. Conservatives, in general, were outraged that, legally, the man who pulled the trigger on the gun that fired the bullet that killed Kate Steinle got off with only a felony possession of a firearm conviction. Leftists — including the attorney who effectively won the case — saw it as vindication, and criticized the reaction on the right as, you guessed it, an assault on the legal system. Continue reading

UN agency to Congress: Drop dead

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The UN’s cancer research agency’s battle with other cancer scientists and agencies, as well as the US Congress, has taken some interesting turns recently. Not only is IARC the only agency claiming that the active chemical in the herbicide RoundUp is carcinogenic – the process it used to reach that determination is fraught with manipulated data and science, altered reports, conflicts of interest and collusion with activist groups and predatory class action lawyers.

America’s own National Institutes of Health has also gotten entangled in this mess, because the director of its National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences is closely aligned with IARC and anti-chemical activist groups.

The House Science Committee has been trying for months to investigate and fix these problems, but has been met with stonewalling at every turn. The latest example of this is detailed in below. ~ Paul Driessen
(Continue reading at Victory Over Cancer)

Denzel: Missing dads, not prisons, to blame for black crime

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington asserts that the failure and breakdown of black families are responsible for the prevalence of crime in their communities – not the criminal justice system.

It starts in the home,” Washington told theGrio in an interview during the screening of his latest film, Roman J. Israel, Esq., at New York’s Henry R. Luce Auditorium. “If the father is not in the home, the boy will find a father in the streets. I saw it in my generation and every generation before me – and every one since.” Continue reading

Journalists” Here and Abroad, Yesterday and Today

Thoughts about journalists in our day tend to be somewhat tainted and jaded–and for that you have to blame the journalists themselves. Let’s face it, bastions of truth and accuracy the journalists have not been. I, with others, have labeled them as “the prostitute press” and in the main, I don’t think that’s too far off.

In my library I have some books for enjoyable reading. One of those is one called The Red Fox, written by Anthony Hyde. It’s fiction, but in it Mr. Hyde makes several observations that are worth some reflection. For instance, on page 53, one of the characters in the story asks the question “Who rules the rulers?” That’s something many of us have asked for a long time, and in some instances where we could, tried to answer it. It’s a question worth considering, although most people won’t. Continue reading

Mexican man convicted of kidnapping and sexually abusing two Oregon women.

GRINS in court and tells their families he’ll ‘see you in Hell’ – as it emerges he’d already been deported TWENTY times before

Sergio Jose Martinez is seen here grinning in court on Friday as he pleads guilty to 10 counts including sexual assault and kidnapping. He assaulted two women on the same night in July

On Friday, Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Portland courtroom after pleading guilty to kidnapping, sexual assault, sodomy and several other counts, KOIN reported.

Martinez smiled throughout the trial, and as he left, he gave one grim parting shot to his two victims’ relatives: ‘See all you guys in Hell.’

The first attack occurred early on the morning of July 24, when Martinez entered the Northeast Portland home of a 65-year-old woman through a window she had left open to cool the house.

Wielding a metal rod, Martinez told the woman to get down on the ground, where he bound and blindfolded her, threatened to murder her, and then sexually assaulted her, KGW reported. Continue reading

Ross: An American Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a land where the people understood what liberty was, and they stood ready to defend it from all those who would seek to deprive them of it. They understood that government existed because they had created it; and that government had limits which, when overstepped, amounted to treason against the people who had created government.

These people understood that the responsibility for their success or failure in life rested solely upon their shoulders; it was not the burden of society or government to care for their every needs. Continue reading

Smith: Justice Denied Is No Justice

A San Francisco jury engaged in a gross, outrageous miscarriage and travesty of justice and denied Kate Steinle and her family justice, on November 30th, when they delivered a “not guilty” verdict to her murderer, Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien from Mexico. The integrity of the law was destroyed by this jury nullification, which abandoned facts, reason and the truth, and these jurors sent a clear message to America that a criminal illegal alien’s life was more important than Kate Steinle’s life and those of America’s own sons and daughters.

Partly to blame, the Court itself exhibited just how broken our system really is. The five previous deportations of Zarate and his seven previous felonies were left out of the case, even though Ms. Steinle’s murder and Zarate’s illegal alien status had sparked a national debate on the country’s illegal alien problem. Continue reading

Ford: Ghost In This House

My father was a student of music, an American singer, raised on The Methodist Hymnal, trained in opera, a devotee of western swing and hillbilly boogie–and a cat who knew the difference between the two. He had an unerring, instinctive talent for recognizing genres; a little-known aspect of his musical education that grew into somewhat of a personal penchant as he grew older, and one I grew to respect enormously.

Particularly as it related to country music.

Ernie Ford was not a country singer. He was a singer, period. But he was a singer who understood musically, culturally, instrumentally and lyrically what made a country song country. Continue reading

Whipping Post Politics

Charlie Rose skulked offstage like a punch-drunk palooka with barely a whimper, and Matt Lauer offered up the now laughably pro forma press release of bathetic apology and contrition — no doubt micro-managed by his attorneys. But the hit on Garrison Keillor by his old friend Minnesota Public Radio seemed like a new low in the whipping-post politics of the moment. Continue reading

Like it or not, Congress might be forced to clean up its own act

How deep is the pit – and how widespread is the corruption? And do the people of conscience on Capitol Hill have the ability to take down the corrupt backroom dealmakers?

Last week, I asked my Twitter followers, “Do you believe that Congress will clean up its own act when it comes to dealing with members guilty of sexual harassment?” A staggering 91 percent responded with “No way!” while only 1 percent voted for “Absolutely!” (The other 8 percent chose “I think so.”) Continue reading

We must be crazy!

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

~ Albert Einstein

Where do we draw the line?

When will we stop?

Have we already passed the tipping point: is it already too late?

Current events seem to underline the immediate need for caution. History tells us that wise men have said so from the beginning of recorded time, yet there is no appreciable change. Continue reading