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  • Exposures

    08/11/2014 6:02:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mike Adams
    I’m not supposed to play favorites but I do. In fact, I have a favorite pro-life group based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are called Voices for the Voiceless (or VFTV, see www.VFTV.org). The thing I like most about the group is that a young man named Josiah Friedman when he was only fifteen founded them. Six years later, some of the leaders are still in their late teens. Arguably, these young people have already done more to advocate for the unborn than most pro-lifers will do in an entire lifetime. When VFTV started it was basically a hub for...
  • The Gifts of Jahi

    01/01/2014 4:23:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    New Year's Day should be a time of fresh beginnings and forward motion. But for the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, the holiday season has been suspended in a cloud of unfathomable pain and suffering: A routine tonsillectomy gone wrong. A beautiful child declared "brain dead." Lawyers, TV cameras, tears. The McMaths are fighting for life. On Monday, they won a court order that prevents Children's Hospital of Oakland from pulling the plug on Jahi until Jan. 7. Her relatives have been attacked as "publicity hounds" for doing everything possible to raise awareness about the young girl's tragic case. They've...
  • Pro-life Victory in Texas: Senate Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

    07/13/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    We knew this was coming for quite some time despite vile protestations and hours-long filibusters. Fox News has the details: The Texas Senate late Friday passed tough new abortion restrictions after weeks of protests, sending them to Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law. The vote came after weeks of protests and rallies drew thousands to the Capitol and made Texas the focus of the national abortion debate. Republicans used their majority to pass the bill nearly three weeks after a filibuster by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and an outburst by abortion-rights supporters in the Senate gallery disrupted a deadline...
  • Cruz: “Without Life, There is no Liberty”

    07/09/2013 7:46:05 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 9, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    On Monday evening, Texas Senator Ted Cruz blasted out a press release informing the public that he had proudly and officially come out in favor of Texas Senate Bill 1, the “controversial” statute that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Here’s a short excerpt: AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today submitted testimony for the record in support of Texas Senate Bill 1, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks and raise standards of care at abortion clinics by requiring them to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. Part of Sen. Cruz’s testimony will be...
  • Benjamin Franklin's 2 Questions Still Stand

    04/30/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In 1787, when delegates at the Constitutional Convention were divided and at an impasse regarding how to build our government and frame the U.S. Constitution, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin appealed to the other delegates to pray for divine intervention to help them out of their darkness: "In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened ... that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning...
  • How Abortion Has Changed America

    04/29/2013 4:09:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2019 | Star Parker
    The trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, facing the death penalty for the deaths of four infants and one woman in his clinic, is over. America has moved on. It’s exactly what the pro-abortion contingent wants. They want Gosnell out of the news because they want abortion out of the news. Ongoing discussion provokes thought about the status quo. And pro-aborts want to keep things as they are. And, they have reason to be confident. Our president, whom no one can accuse of not being politically astute, showed up this week, despite the Gosnell story, as the first sitting...
  • Barack Hussein Gosnell

    04/28/2013 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    President Obama continues to break barriers in his historical Presidency. Some of them infamous barriers, but he breaks them nonetheless. This past Friday was just such an occasion. Because, to my knowledge, for the first time, a sitting President brought the full weight of the office he holds face to face in support of an organization that killed 339,000 American children, the last year we have records for. Not only that President Obama beamed proudly, as he congratulated the "good work" this organization has done (while killing 339,000 children a year), and pledged continued support from you and me--the American...
  • Why Don Opposes Capital Rape

    04/19/2013 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Don is angry with me. He cannot understand why I support punishing rapists with death while simultaneously defending the rights of the unborn. He accuses me of applying double standards, promoting hypocrisy, and of being "inconsistent." But I am perfectly consistent in my beliefs. And, truth be known, so is Don. The reason so many people are unfairly labeled as "inconsistent" is because the term "double standard" is applied in such a haphazard fashion. People are actually guilty of applying a double standard when they treat two identical things differently. On the other hand, they are not applying a...
  • An Abortionist's Unglamorous Victims

    04/16/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    He has allegedly killed more people than Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy combined, but most Americans have never heard of him. Two years ago, Philadelphia authorities raided Kermit Gosnell’s inner-city abortion clinic on suspicion he was dealing prescription drugs. What they found there was unimaginably worse: bloodstained medical equipment, semi-conscious patients, cat feces, and dismembered fetal body parts in jars. Gosnell is now standing trial for the murders of one woman and seven infants, who allegedly had their spinal cords slit with scissors after being born alive. Former employees say he killed hundreds more. It’s all the stuff of...
  • The Predictable Liberal Assault on Ben Carson

    04/15/2013 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2013 | Star Parker
    Dr. Ben Carson stepped into the national spotlight recently when, as speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast, to an audience that included President Obama, he was openly critical of the President’s approach to health care and his overall management of the nation’s economy. Carson, who is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a hero to many. His life story, rising from a Detroit ghetto to a life of accomplishment and distinction, is a story of American ideals on steroids. Those ideals say that America is about merit not circumstance. Your life, your achievements are the result of...
  • The Campus Crusade for Crust

    04/15/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: I firmly believe that most Americans are not Swift enough to appreciate social satire. I also believe that the best satire is based on real-life events. If you agree, would you prayerfully consider joining my support team? Being a wise acre is a full-time job. Welcome back students! My name is Biff Latane and I am the campus director of Jesus Crew (or J. Cru for short) here at Denton State University (or DSU for short). Before I tell you more about J. Cru at DSU, I want to take a few minutes to apologize for an episode...
  • Everything You Need to Know So Far About the Gosnell Trial

    04/14/2013 4:05:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    I thought this day would never come. The MSM can no longer pretend they didn’t “hear” about the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (ABC News’ Terry Moran even tweeted last night that the murderer in question “is probably the most successful serial killer in the history of the world”). But still too many networks have failed to report on the details of the case. That being said, the indispensable pro-life website Life News has compiled a list of the ten most horrific revelations to emerge from the trial -- many of which have gone unreported. Warning: The eye-witness testimony below...
  • Are We Equal?

    03/27/2013 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal -- or should be equal -- is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let's look at it. Male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. Female intelligence is packed much closer to the middle of the bell curve, whereas men's intelligence has far greater variability. That means that though there are many more male geniuses, there are also many more male idiots. The latter might partially...
  • Jailed for Nonpayment of Child Support - But it's Not His Child

    03/25/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    The feminists have ratcheted up the laws against men to such an outrageous level that paternity fraud is not just ignored, but routinely rubber stamped by the courts. Whether one agrees with the concept of child support or not, virtually everyone can agree that jailing men for child support over children who are not theirs is morally wrong. Men are routinely sent to jail for falling behind on paying child support, even though debtors' prisons in the U.S. were mostly eliminated in the mid-nineteenth century. The family courts and laws are set up in such a way that makes it...
  • War on Easter? Schools, Cities Planning Another Round of ‘Spring Egg Hunts’

    03/21/2013 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    In our increasingly politically-correct society, Christmas isn’t the only holiday too hot to handle for school districts. Easter, another holiday rooted in Christian faith, is now being marginalized by governmental entities. School districts and cities across America are holding “Spring egg hunts” and similar events, frequently omitting the word “Easter” from calendars and public announcements. Consider these: • On March 16th, Flat Rock Elementary School in Anderson, South Carolina is holding a “Community Egg Hunt.” • West Shore School District will be holding its “PTO Egg Hunt” on March 16th. • New York’s East Meadow Schools will be holding its...
  • North Dakota to End Abortions That Stop a Beating Heart

    03/20/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Steve Aden
    On March 15, the North Dakota senate approved a bill that prevents abortions from being performed once a developing child’s heartbeat is detected in the mother’s womb. This heartbeat can usually be heard “six to seven weeks into a pregnancy,” so it’s after that point that abortions will be prohibited in the state if Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs the bill. Besides protecting life once a heartbeat is detected, North Dakota lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting “sex-selective abortions and abortions based on a diagnosis of genetic abnormality.” Until this current pro-life push by North Dakota lawmakers, the most significant abortion ban...
  • The Blob That Ate Children

    03/20/2013 2:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | John Stossel
    Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, "Stupid in America," hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don't learn. The union is a big reason kids don't like school and learn less. Union contracts limit flexibility, limit promotion of good teachers, waste money and make it hard for principals to fire even terrible teachers. But I was wrong to imply that the union is the biggest problem. In states with weak unions, K-12 schools stagnate, too. Education...
  • Why Women’s Issues Are Men’s Issues Too

    03/18/2013 6:30:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    President Obama and Sandra Fluke both callthemselves lawyers and “reproductive rights activists” without giving you any indication that they understand the Constitution or basic biology. I’m not a lawyer, but I understand the Constitution. I’m not a reproductive rights activist, but Iaced Biology 101. So I can tell you that Sandra and Barack are wrong when they classify women in combat and contraception as “women’s issues.” Military combat and contraception coverage are not women’s issues. They are freedom issues and freedom is just as important to men as it is to women. Liberals love dismissing “freedom issues” as “women’s issues”...
  • Will More EEO Make the Dream Live?

    03/12/2013 8:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    From the early days of the Montgomery (Alabama) Improvement Association in which Dr. King became the first president in December 1955, to the March on Washington in August of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement went beyond giving blacks a chance to escape poverty. In an amazingly short time, employment, housing, and educational opportunities were abound. At the time of King’s assassination, the black quest for economic equality seemed achievable. King’s greater dream, however, of complete racial harmony remains quite elusive. A perennial question for me is: “What steps must be taken to eradicate the specter of racism from our...
  • Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln

    03/11/2013 9:42:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. (Proverbs 14:34) The name “Abraham Lincoln” enjoys a boundless shelf life. The 16th president of the United States is more popular today than ever. The blockbuster movie “Lincoln” recently took home two Oscars, with Daniel Day-Lewis earning the “Best Actor” nod for his masterful portrayal of the Civil War president. In his outstanding biography, “Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage,” author Joe Wheeler observed that “Lincoln has had more books written about him than all our nation’s presidents put together.” Love him or hate him, Abraham Lincoln remains,...
  • Response to the Schlicter Piece (Barf Alert)

    03/05/2013 6:09:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    My interest was piqued recently when I encountered at Townhall.com the title of Kurt Schlicter’s article: “Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself.” The author, a self-described conservative, levels a visceral assault against the university. Schlicter offers an essentially two prong attack against academia. The first we can call “the tick argument.” Academia, he says, is like “a liberal tick” in that it divests society of its “blood” while producing nothing in return. The second argument centers on the politicization of higher education. Schlicter calls academia “the College-Progressive Complex,” for it is “a reservoir of leftism” that American taxpayers are forced to...
  • Stretching Stamps

    03/03/2013 6:45:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    It would be difficult to expand the food stamp program (officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) much further. Between 2008 and 2010, the number of able-bodied people getting food stamps doubled, after the Obama administration lifted work requirements. One in seven Americans is on food stamps, which cost the federal government some $84.6 billion in 2011. One way to help SNAP recipients without spending more would be to teach them to stretch their dollars. That’s where Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom, comes in. She started her business years ago as a way to help others save money...
  • It’s a Boy…Err...Girl…Err…to Hell With It, Who Knows

    03/02/2013 8:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Journey back with me, if you will, to a simpler time. To a dark and ominous period known as American history up until now. An oppressive period when society actually believed the genitals you left your mother’s womb with determined your gender. A tyrannical time when parents actually parented according to the acknowledged moral standard of the universe, rather than enabling and validating their offspring’s unhealthy tantrums and desires. Thankfully we’ve progressed past that now. We are entering a brave new world. A world where a 6-year old boy in Colorado Springs demanding he’s actually a girl isn’t thought to...
  • The Islamification of Texas

    02/27/2013 3:17:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine browsing Facebook one day and discovered a photograph of your 14-year-old daughter wearing a burqa – at school. That’s exactly what happened to a parent in Lumberton, Tex. She asked me not to disclose her identity because she fears for her daughter’s safety. Her daughter’s world geography class was supposed to be learning about the continents. Instead, they were given a tutorial in Islam – complete with authentic Muslim garments. Some of the young ladies were photographed – and the image has now gone viral. The students were told the purpose of the class was to change their perceptions...
  • Honoring Successful Black Americans

    02/25/2013 6:22:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    During black history month, we rightly celebrate men like black abolitionist Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. At pivotal points in America's history, these men took a stand for equal rights for black Americans. But it's time we honor the achieving black Americans who have taken advantage of those rights, applied their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieved their piece of the American Dream. Though thankful for their freedom and opportunity, many now rail against the culture of victim-hood that sadly contributes to high black unemployment, black-on-black crime, and the explosion of fatherless families in black America. One such man...
  • Obama & The GOP: Will They Ever Beat This Guy

    02/24/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    The current political wisdom as expressed by the deep thinkers at the Washington Post and the New York Times holds that President Obama stands triumphant and, as such, he is now confidently setting the national agenda. As E.J. Dionne wrote in the Post last week, “He (Obama) is free from the need to save an economy close to collapse, from illusions that Republicans in Congress would work with him readily, from the threat of a rising Tea Party movement, and from the need to run for re-election.” Is that a fact? Today the economy shows an 8% unemployment rate, which...
  • The Public Has Spoken – 100,000 Americans Sign WH Petition on Cellphone Unlocking

    On January 26, 2013, the Librarian of Congress issued a ruling that made it illegal to unlock new phones. Unlocking is a technique to alter the settings on your phone to use your phone on a different carrier. Doing so could place you in legal liability for up to 5 years in jail and a $500,000 fine (specifically the Librarian of Congress allowed the existing exception to lapse). This prohibition is a violation of our property rights, and it makes you wonder, if you can’t alter the settings on your phone, do you even own your own phone? The ruling...
  • Voice of America

    02/22/2013 3:03:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Fellow Fan, It was wholly a pleasure to get your video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" as only she could -- and did. It rekindled childhood memories of listening to the Kate Smith radio show every school day morning at 9 in Miss Hinkle's fourth grade class. It was the best part of the day, not counting baseball at recess. It included a wrap-up of the day's news, and so fulfilled the Current Events requirement. But the show wasn't over till the fat lady sang. And did she ever, especially "God Bless America." Her version has no...
  • No, Obama Is Not My Daddy – He’s My Employee

    02/18/2013 4:13:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him, many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,” or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no matter what his adoring fan, comic Chris Rock, thinks. Let’s clarify things for those folks with the unseemly desire to offer up their personal sovereignty to some government hack. Unlike Hollywood geniuses better known for exposing their breasts than exposing their brains, I'll...
  • Blacks Are Fed Up with Obama; It’s about Time!

    02/17/2013 9:36:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Crystal Wright
    An increasing number of blacks appear to finally be getting angry with Obama. It’s just too bad it took four years and voting for Obama a second time for blacks to realize the president doesn’t care about their interests. Immigration and the president’s determination to get legislation passed granting amnesty to an estimated 11-20 million illegal aliens seems to be the straw that broke black liberals’ backs. Recently some Black Americans have been calling into black talk radio shows like “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton, complaining immigration is not an important issue to them. This is despite Al Sharpton’s...
  • The Best of the Delta

    02/16/2013 5:17:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Something is terribly wrong. Used to be, I could safely attend the annual Delta show at the Arkansas Arts Center here in Little Rock with serene confidence that I would never agree with the judge's picks. It gave me the feeling, hollow as it might be, that I marched to a different drummer from the cognoscenti's. For my taste in such things has long been irreparably bourgeois -- middle-class, middlebrow, middlin' in general. Even verging on the sentimental, and maybe not just verging. Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," Edward Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning," Charles Demuth's "I Saw the Figure Five...
  • Abortion for Disabled Babies: Who’s to Blame?

    02/14/2013 4:58:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    Jennifer Morbelli’s baby had a name. The baby registry was complete, filled with already-purchased items like the book “I’ll Love You Forever.” The nursery was set up. Jennifer Morbelli’s baby, Madison Leigh, was a wanted child—and only seven weeks shy of birth. Instead, mother and child both died last week from a botched late-term abortion. After learning that Madison had severe birth defects and a short life expectancy, Jennifer and her husband turned to Leroy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the country who performs third-trimester abortions. On February 7th, Jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. (When hospital...
  • Love's Day is Long

    02/13/2013 8:57:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Consider this a love letter to a lady I saw only for a moment. Thirty years ago. She was passing on a trolley car, and I was on a bus headed in the opposite direction. It was in a city called Leningrad back then. I wonder if she's still living. Has she changed as much as Russia has since? Or maybe she hasn't changed very much at all, as Russia hasn't. She lingers in the mind. Today an older but no wiser newspaperman in Little Rock, Ark., sits down to write 800 words about Valentine's Day and there she...
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/04/2013 4:36:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Star Parker
    Difficulty in getting change in our country is an ongoing source of frustration. Particularly when we have huge problems facing us as we do today. But the founders knew what they were doing setting up the checks and balances of our constitutional republic. The delicate arrangement we call freedom should never submit with ease to a charismatic demagogue or to an emotion filled crisis. The current push for gun control is case and point. It is at a time like this that we should be grateful that changing our laws is hard to do. Every normal and decent American wants...
  • What the Babies Would Say

    02/02/2013 5:02:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    It is one of life's great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses. I mean, the Democratic convention last summer was almost a pro-abortion pep rally, as a variety of pro-choice speakers, including the self-proclaimed "Catholic woman" Caroline Kennedy, knelt at the altar of "reproductive rights." Recently, another woman who calls herself a Catholic, Mary Elizabeth Williams, wrote a shocking article for Salon. Entitled "So What if Abortion Ends Life?" Williams starkly states: "I believe that life starts at conception. And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice." In the body...
  • Jesse Jackson was Right

    01/26/2013 8:41:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Steve Deace
    This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today. And it was written by Jesse Jackson. Yes, that Jesse Jackson. To commemorate the 4th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1977, Jackson wrote an editorial titled How We Respect Life is the Over-Riding Moral Issue. What’s...
  • A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    01/26/2013 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    "We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years," declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. Last week, Cardinal O'Malley led a Mass that began at least 24 hours of prayer and protest for thousands of people gathered at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation's capital. Are you, dear reader, sick of abortion, of the poverty of the discourse about the issue, the twisted politics that accompany it and where...
  • Making the Case For Life

    01/25/2013 8:56:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned. And contrary to what most leftists assert, however, this does not necessarily mean that abortion would be universally prohibited and illegal. For example, before Roe became the law of the land in 1973, abortion was permissible in certain states. The legality of abortion, then, should be decided by individuals at the state level -- at least in the short-term -- not by a High Court of un-elected, unaccountable judges in Washington. This...
  • Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:10:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dear Ebony, I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one. Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion. Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black...
  • Killing Begets More Killing

    01/23/2013 2:53:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Ken Connor
    In the wake of the brutal, senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun control debate is once again aflame in Washington, D.C. Advocates of strict gun control laws are taking advantage of the visceral, emotional nature of the event to push their agenda, while the NRA and their adherents have been put on the defensive. As frustrating as it is for supporters of responsible gun ownership to witness the irresponsible politicization of this issue, we are seeing how government reacts when free men cease to govern themselves with virtue and restraint. When the social consensus unravels and each...
  • Helping People Help Themselves

    01/23/2013 1:29:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    In Washington, the best way to get good press is to announce you’re leaving. Case in point: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (call him Jay), D-W.Va., is stepping down when his term ends. And The Washington Post makes haste to bring him laud. “Jay Rockefeller wasn’t ever going to be just some Democratic senator from West Virginia,” writes Manuel Roig-Franzia. The story intimates this is because Rockefeller, as an heir to a vast fortune earned through unbridled capitalism, needed to make amends. “He found a way to be a Rockefeller that was about serving people,” the senator’s longtime political adviser,...
  • Meet Generation N

    01/23/2013 12:12:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bob Barr
    As Barack Obama thrilled his supporters on Monday with his clarion call to action for the poor and the oppressed, young people across the country -- though in numbers somewhat smaller than were enthralled by their leader's words four years ago -- nodded in agreement. For this was about them, and Obama’s speech told them once again how great they are. Obama spoke to the "N Generation," those millions who, because they are the beneficiaries of the miracles of internet technology and instant, worldwide communications, believe firmly they know all and are entitled to everything; as the old song by...
  • Obama is Sinking America

    01/21/2013 9:35:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Although it certainly wasn’t Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film “Erik the Viking,” starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It’s a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla. In one scene, the motley mob finds its way to the island of Hy-Brasil, a happy, peaceful, sunlit land populated by white-robed, free-loving, uber-pacifist morons. You know, liberals. Through a series of immaterial events, the island begins to sink into the ocean. As it does, Erik and crew evacuate and re-board the ship while Hy-Brasil’s inhabitants...
  • What Happened to Our Country?

    01/21/2013 8:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 154 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today. Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most...
  • Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

    01/21/2013 6:23:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    The way to end abortion is to show women that abortion strips them of freedom. Abortion does not preserve choice; abortion pollutes choice. Not All Free Choices Are Beneficial Killing in the name of freedom does not preserve one’s own freedom. Women nearly always have the freedom to kill; they do not always have the right to kill. Pro-choice activists tell women that in order to preserve their freedom, they must defend their right to kill their children. But the question is not whether an act is committed freely, but whether it is an objectively good act. If you...
  • Almost 150 Newtowns, Every Single Day

    01/20/2013 6:27:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | Alex Cortez
    This week is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America. Since the decision, over 56 million innocent children have been aborted, an average of 3,835 lives per day. That’s worth repeating: Every day around 3,835 innocent lives are taken by abortion, higher than any other cause, and yet this sad fact is known by so few of the public or rarely reported by the media. In contrast, consider the public attention brought to Adam Lanza’s shooting spree in Newtown, Connecticut just over a month ago that took the lives of...
  • A Pro-Life Reminder for Planned Parenthood: Don’t Mess With Texas

    01/18/2013 12:34:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Anna Higgins
    In the days leading up to the 40th commemoration of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life cause is winning the legal war against America’s largest abortion provider. As reported recently in the Texas Tribune, the State of Texas has won round one in the battle to defund abortion providers. In 2011, the Texas legislature passed what is called the “Affiliate Ban Rule,” which prohibits any health provider affiliated with abortion, including Planned Parenthood, from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program. In April 2012, a Texas judge granted a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood TX, exempting them from the new rule;...
  • The Speech President Obama Should Give (But Won't)

    01/18/2013 7:44:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    President Obama's second inaugural address will be full of lofty sentiments and promises to move us forward. But I'd like to suggest that instead of eloquent and uplifting rhetoric, the president do something unexpected and brave. What if he actually spoke frankly to the American people about the sacrifices that are needed from all of us if we are to secure our future and salvage our character? During the presidential campaign, the president said a lot about the need for the wealthy among us to pay their "fair share" in taxes. Bolstered by his electoral victory, he was able to...
  • Subsidizing the Slaughter of Innocents

    01/16/2013 3:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Ken Connor
    During the 2012 election season the American people were subjected to hundreds of campaign ads. Among these were several geared towards women, and many of these were paid for by Planned Parenthood. According to Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney was bad for women because he wanted to cut federal funding for the organization, thereby depriving millions of women of "vital services." We heard a lot about cancer screenings in these ads, but very little about abortions. The reality is that abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood, and Uncle Sam continues to be a complicit financier of the organization's ghoulish practices....
  • An Open Letter To General Powell

    01/15/2013 7:00:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    I was disappointed with the clear implication in your Meet The Press interview that those of us, in the GOP who defend life, protect traditional marriage and advance religious liberty are intolerant. It was obvious to anyone who watched the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, that NO! had it. There was no way the convention chairman could have heard a two-thirds vote for the YES! position. Three times the chairman asked them to vote. Three times they denied God. Denied Him Thrice! What has happened to the Democratic Party that,in the 1960's, provided such leadership for the cause...