Required Reading – July 24

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

‘Do not play with lion’s tail’: Rouhani warns Trump

“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned his US counterpart, Donald Trump, not to escalate tensions with his country, saying a confrontation with the Islamic republic would be the ‘mother of all wars’. ‘Do not play with the lion’s tail or else you will regret it,’ Rouhani said on Sunday, reiterating that the US cannot prevent it from exporting its crude oil to the international market. ‘Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars,’ he said in a televised speech in Iran’s capital, Tehran.”

Read more at Aljazeera.

Schweppe & Dupont: Democrats Prove Willing To Make Orphans Casualties In Their War Against Religion

“A House committee passed a bill earlier this month that would allow faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies to continue operating in accord with their moral beliefs. Democrats responded calling the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act ‘disgusting, deeply immoral and profoundly offensive,’ ‘unconscionable,’ and ‘shockingly biased.'”

Read more at The Federalist.

Green & Cama: Trump administration introduces proposal to roll back Endangered Species Act protections

“The Trump administration is proposing significant changes to the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act (ESA), saying they are a needed modernization of decades-old regulations, but wildlife groups say the changes will put endangered animals and plants at risk. The proposal would make it easier to delist an endangered species and would withdraw a policy that offered the same protections for threatened species as for endangered species unless otherwise specified. It would streamline interagency consultations and make it more difficult to protect habitat near land where endangered species live. […]  ‘When ESA has done its job and a species is no longer at risk for extinction, it should be delisted,'”

Read more at The Hill.

Moran: Gallup survey: 36 issues mentioned, not one of them is climate change

“As you might expect, economic issues were in the forefront of the voters’ minds. But there are some interesting results nonetheless:. . . .  […]  Overall, what this survey shows is that the American voter doesn’t care about issues that the left believes are matters of life and death. Could it be the voters know something that liberals don’t?”

Read more at American Thinker.

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