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  • Tactics (Ping list)

    04/29/2016 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Mike Adams
    It is beyond dispute that the left is winning the current culture war and doing so by a landslide. In response to this reality I’ve heard many conservatives say we just need to start making better arguments for our positions. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not losing because our arguments are inferior. We are losing because of tactics rather than substance. Put simply, the left has learned how to do two things: 1) Control the language in the national debate 2) Get their ideas disseminated and accepted without any evidentiary basis.There is one Christian apologist who...
  • Report: Obama’s Global Warming Plan Would Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raise Taxes By 166%

    04/24/2016 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    resident Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute. The study estimates that Obama’s global warming plan would increase the costs of living for the poorest American families an additional $19 billion per year, equivalent to increasing their taxes by 166 percent. The tax increase would also raise taxes on other poor families by an extra $25 billion, equal to a 33 percent tax increase. Living costs for the richest households would only increase by 4 percent.Obama wants to implement the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan,...
  • 17th-century dress belonging to English noblewoman found on Dutch island

    04/24/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 24, 2016
    A 17th-century silk dress reportedly belonging to someone on the royal court of an English queen was found buried in sand on a Dutch island. The Dutch News reported Thursday the dress belonged to someone who was on the royal court of English Queen Henrietta Maria. The queen was apparently traveling on a secret mission in the Wadden Sea when one of her baggage ships sank. According to paper, the queen’s trip to the Dutch Republic was to deliver her 11-year-old daughter to the court of William II, Prince of Orange – whom the girl married a year before the...
  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • Jesus Christ Is Not on the Ballot in 2016, but Christians Pastors and Leaders Are

    04/23/2016 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    David Lane, the founder of the American Renewal Project, argues, "Jesus Christ is not on the ballot in 2016."Debunking a recent article published by the Christian Post (Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says Christians should vote for third-party or write-in candidates rather than settle for the 'lesser of two evils'), Lane argues that "none of the [presidential] candidates can claim "no evil" as [their] campaign motto." And if Moore and others self- ascribed evangelical leaders believe they know who the "perfect candidate" is for 2016-- they should run for office, he claims.In other words, there's no perfect presidential candidate.But...
  • Jackson Loses the Battle of Political Correctness

    04/23/2016 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst. This type of historical revisionism was on full display this week when one of our greatest Presidents and military heroes, Andrew Jackson, was removed from the front of the $20 bill. Eventually, he will be featured on the back of the bill, while the image of Harriet Tubman, an African American slave who escaped and led hundreds of other slaves to freedom, will adorn the front. These...
  • Smelling Blood in the Political Water

    04/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological and planetary scares.Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes and dreams of...
  • Donald Trump Is Not Your Protector: A Warning to Conservative Christians

    04/23/2016 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Donald Trump has presented himself as a protector of conservative Christians and as the best friend Christians will ever have. He has held up his mother’s Bible and pledged to bring Christ back into Christmas. But when the rubber meets the road, he is anything but the defender of conservative Christians and their values. This became crystal clear yesterday morning (April 21), when Trump, appearing on the Today show, answered questions on abortion, North Carolina’s Bathroom Privacy Act, and transgender rights. When he was asked if he would like to change the Republican Party Platform on abortion, which allows no...
  • An Earth Day Salute to America’s Real “Environmentalists”

    04/23/2016 7:36:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Today is Earth Day -- the last one I'll celebrate as President. Looking back over the past seven years, I'm hopeful that the work we've done will allow my daughters and all of our children to inherit a cleaner, healthier, and safer planet. But I know there is still work to do. (resident Barack Obama, April 22, 2016.) In fact, the work of genuine American environmentalists has been ongoing for much longer than seven years—more like SEVENTY plus. Alas, many of these (genuine) environmentalists belong to those insufferable rustics who “cling to guns and bibles.” To wit:The Pittman-Robertson Act (1937)...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Despite NY Win, It Was a Bad Week for Trump

    04/23/2016 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 176 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Despite his big win in New York on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a pretty bad week. But will it matter? It should -- and just might. During an NBC "Today" show town hall Thursday, the host read a question from Twitter concerning Trump's views on LGBT issues and how he plans to be inclusive as president. "Speak about North Carolina bathroom law in particular." Trump responded: "I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they're paying a big...
  • What if the Left Doesn’t Really Want to Achieve its Policy Goals?

    04/23/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Here is something I bet you haven’t thought about. We naturally assume that that public policy advocates actually want to achieve the things they advocate. But there are a lot of people both on the right and the left – but especially on the left – for whom that probably isn’t true.Suppose you could wave a magic wand and eliminate global warming forever. You might think that all the environmental organizations and all the environmental scientists and would get out the champagne and cerebrate. More likely their offices would look like a wake. Causes are vehicles to money and power....
  • America Has The World’s Most Predatory “Victims”

    04/23/2016 4:38:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Bullying isn't cool. Bullying is lame.Bullying is ugly and has a stupid name.For a healthy world, bullying's unfit.And I think I know what we should do to i-it.Do do do do do to i-it.Let's all get together and make bullying kill itself.Bullying's an ugly thingLet's shove its face in the dirt and make bullying kill itself.Woah-oh. Woah-oh. Woah-oh." -- From the song Make Bullying Kill Itself on South ParkWhat’s the difference between a bully and a victim? It seems like a simple question, but in America’s victim-obsessed culture, the bully is often the supposed victim. As Voltaire said, “To learn...
  • Distrust Yourself before You Distrust the Candidate

    04/22/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Solway
    Trust can be a double-edged sword when it is not founded on insight. In politics as in personal relations, one can trust the wrong person or distrust the right one -- with unfortunate consequences. Political candidates almost universally craft their public image to play to the voter’s perception of their character -- the “kissing babies” syndrome. They know that their audience is susceptible to emotional manipulation and so present themselves as deeply concerned with the public welfare, as scrupulously honest and, most importantly, as likeable and trustworthy. But let the candidate refuse to play by the rules of the electoral...
  • Dopey Reporting Is the Real Colorado GOP Delegate Story

    04/22/2016 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 22, 2016 | Charlie Martin
    One of the biggest stories of the last couple weeks was Ted Cruz's complete shutout of Donald Trump in the Colorado delegate selection at the Colorado state Republican convention. The story, pushed hard by Trump and his zombie followers, is that the election was "stolen" by Cruz in an "unfair process."Okay, fine, sour grapes and all. But on Sunday I watched Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz, and realized that real story is this: the media has not, and apparently will not, do the tiniest bit of research in order to get the grossest, most basic facts about this correct. "It...
  • Obamacare Guru: Meh, America's Largest Insurer Abandoning the Exchanges isn't a 'Big Blow'

    04/22/2016 1:34:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Give it time. This guy will eventually admit that the country's largest insurer pulling out of most Obamacare exchanges augurs poorly for the fiscal health of the law he championed -- just as he finally got around to conceding that the 'Affordable' Care Act isn't controlling costs.  Nothing to see here, MSNBC viewers (via the Free Beacon): Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel: UnitedHealth leaving exchanges isn't that big a dealEmanuel claims that this story is overblown because UnitedHealth wasn't a major player in the exchanges.  They were enough of a player to lose over $1 billion in 2015 and 2016, and their concerns about...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Elect My Mom So The Supreme Court Can Enact Gun Control

    04/22/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Speaking at a rally, Chelsea Clinton assured a crowd that her mother is the only candidate who would work to enact comprehensive gun control when elected. Clinton said that Justice Scalia's passing opened up a opportunity to put a justice on the Supreme Court who is in favor of gun control, and said that becoming a mother herself helped to shape her views on gun control. Watch here: Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone
  • A beautiful friendship: Two World World II heroes bound by loyalty and a barber's chair

    04/22/2016 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jason F. Wright
    You might think 97-year-old Ralph Kimball of Murray, Utah, would be more careful with his hair. Instead, this World War II veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient says with a sly chuckle, “I trust it to a kid.” That “kid″ is 91-year-old Wayne Chidester of Springville, Utah. Chidester is also a World War II veteran, and in the age of social media and digital relationships, their lengthy, loyal friendship is refreshing. Approximately once a month for more than 30 years, Kimball has visited Chidester’s barber’s chair for what he calls “the perfect haircut″ and a reminder of what matters most...
  • John Kasich wishes more Republicans liked Democrats’ ideas

    04/22/2016 7:38:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | JASON HART
    Now you’ve done it, Republicans. You’ve disappointed John Kasich. In a Wednesday interview with The Washington Post, Kasich — continuing his sad presidential campaign’s efforts to equate Ted Cruz with Donald Trump — whined about being one of few Republicans who cares about ideas.“See, I am a fundamental believer in ideas,” Kasich said. “If you don’t have ideas, you got nothing. And frankly, my Republican Party doesn’t like ideas. They want to be negative against things.”Every word of this is trademark John Weaver, the sometime Democrat consultant running Kasich’s campaign. Within a few hours, lefty opinion columnists were using Kasich’s...
  • Anita Hill: the Left’s Modern Alger Hiss

    04/22/2016 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mark Paoletta
    On Saturday night, HBO debuted its account of the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings. While it was billed as “meticulously researched” by the leftist screenwriters and Hollywood executives behind the film, Confirmation rewrites history to advance the myth that Anita Hill was a victim of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas. The fictional “docudrama” that twists and omits key facts, and in some cases, outright makes things up, is yet another attempt by the left to establish through persistence what could not be established through evidence. At the end of Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings, polling done by Pew and others showed that...
  • Angry Trump Supporters Sending Death Threats to GOP Delegates

    04/22/2016 7:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    After failing to secure a single delegate in Colorado nearly two weeks ago, angry Donald Trump supporters, reacting to the candidate’s claims of a ‘rigged’ nomination process, began taking matters into their own hands. This included issuing death threats to Colorado GOP chairman Steve House, who said he’s received emails warning him to hide his family and “pray” he makes it to the convention in Cleveland, as well as phone calls from people telling him to put a gun down his throat, and if he doesn’t they will come help him out. But it seems House hasn’t been the sole...
  • HBO: History Bungling Office

    04/22/2016 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    *Co-authored with Tim GrahamHBO should stand for History Bungling Office. Over and over again, they have abused their disclaimer that certain films are "fact-based dramatizations." They re-litigated Al Gore's 2000 "victory" in "Recount." They viciously cartooned Sarah Palin's vice-presidential candidacy in "Game Change" without putting up any such disclaimer. Now, they're smearing Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a pervert and painting Anita Hill as a saint of sexual harassment in "Confirmation." The makers of this "fact-based" movie claim it's balanced. Baloney. The advertisements alone give away the game. Over the face of actress (and executive producer) Kerry Washington,...
  • New York's Home-State Winners Have November Problems

    04/22/2016 5:37:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Home-state candidates notched up impressive victories in New York's presidential primaries Tuesday. Donald Trump topped 50 percent for the first time -- and handsomely, with 60 percent of Republican votes. And Hillary Clinton won 58 percent of Democratic votes in her adopted home state. Trump's capture of 89 of New York's 95 delegates gets him closer to, but does not guarantee him, the 1,237-delegate majority needed for the nomination. Clinton's delegate edge in New York was smaller, 139-108, but Democrats' rules allocating delegates proportionately give Bernie Sanders no chance to overcome the lead she's won in primaries, much less her...
  • Conscientious Objectors

    04/22/2016 5:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The left has always had great admiration for the conscientious objector. I know something about that because I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s when the Vietnam War was being fought. Some people refused to serve in the war because of their deeply held religious beliefs. To those on the right they were cowards. To those on the left they were heroes. As the son of a military officer I got one side of the story. As a student in the public schools I got the other. My teachers did their best to convince me there...
  • The Donald Kneels to Political Correctness on Transgender Issues

    04/21/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took the liberal stance on transgender restroom access. Media outlets can call it "moderate" all they want, but it is inescapable that Trump defended biological men using women's restrooms. The Donald is not exactly hesitant to offend people, and transgressing political correctness has been one of the centerpieces of his campaign. He even declared in the past that he would protect Christians and social conservatives, but this acceptance of "transgender rights" may be a sign that he has started pandering to the "center" for the general election.Conservatives have long warned that Trump is unpredictable,...
  • What Trump People Don't Get

    04/21/2016 6:47:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Trump people kill me. They've been whining for weeks about how the Republican Party primary system works. They say it's rigged because their hero is pulling in the most votes and the most delegates but still might not win the nomination. They say it's all very simple: Trump's getting the most votes and therefore it's only fair that the person with the most votes from the people should win the nomination. As I tweeted earlier this week, if that's the way Trump's followers think, then they should all be supporters of Al Gore. In the 2000 election Gore got 540,000...
  • EMT seen mowing lawn after California man passes out

    04/21/2016 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 21, 2016
    A photograph of a California EMT mowing the front lawn of an 86-year-old man who had fainted while doing yard work went viral Saturday as thousands of people shared the image on social media. The man who fainted was not identified in reports, but his son shared the picture of the EMT mowing the Sacramento lawn on Facebook after noticing that one of the emergency workers “put the gurney away and the other finished mowing the lawn” for his father.
  • Van Susteren: Obama “needlessly dividing the country” by putting Tubman on the $20 bill

    04/21/2016 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It’s not often that one can take issue with the argument that Barack Obama is needlessly dividing the country, but this might be the exception. The US Treasury has decided to honor Harriet Tubman, the woman who helped innumerable slaves escape to freedom, by putting her face on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. Right now, more people are concerned about finding their next $20 bill than are emotionally invested on whose face will be peering back at them when they get it. Greta van Susteren, however, argues that Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are dividing the country...
  • We Can’t Make Real Launches with an Imaginary Rocket

    04/21/2016 12:22:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | John Mosby
    There is an old adage among overworked and overstressed staffers (both congressional and military) that, “if you put off everything to the last minute, you can do everything in a minute.” This adage is actually a commentary on workloads and the pressure they produce, not about the truth of completing the tasks at hand. Now Congress seems to be attempting to do everything in a minute by applying money in an attempt to make up for lost time. Specifically, Congress and multiple administrations should have begun – decades ago – seriously planning for replacement and deployment of the US Space...
  • The Celtic Tiger Lives

    04/21/2016 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    DUBLIN -- They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. According to Wikipedia, between 1995 and 2000, the long-dormant Irish economy took off, expanding by a startling 9.4 percent. There was a building boom; roads were widened to accommodate more traffic; newly confident people started buying things they had long denied themselves, including bigger and nicer houses, which, it turns out, many could not afford. Even after 2000 when the Irish economy continued to grow at an average rate of 5.9 percent, still well...
  • The President, the Court and Immigration

    04/21/2016 9:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison. Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress. In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the...
  • JAYBerns: Rebels Without a Clue

    04/21/2016 9:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Those aged 18 to 24 have seen their incomes decline under President Barack Obama. Worse, they were one of his most reliable voting blocs. Yet Hillary Clinton, the Democrats' likely 2016 presidential candidate, says, "I don't think President Obama gets the credit he deserves for digging us out of the ditch Republicans put us in"? Obama, when asked to name the accomplishment for which he is most proud, brags, "I'm proud of saving the American economy." The numbers are stark. The Obama recovery, which began after the recession ended in June 2009, has averaged 2.2 percent inflation-adjusted annual GDP growth...
  • The Horrors of Hiroshima in Context

    04/21/2016 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 remains the only wartime use of nuclear weapons in history. No one knows exactly how many Japanese citizens were killed by the two American bombs. A macabre guess is around 140,000. The atomic attacks finally shocked Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese militarists into surrendering. John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima. He became the first Secretary of State to do so -- purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit next month by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan...
  • Hillary's Campaign Manager: 'This Election Will Be About Trust'

    04/20/2016 6:17:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Even as he says those words, you know he hopes deep down they aren't true -- because if this election really does boil down to trustworthiness, his widely-distrusted serial liar of a boss is in some serious trouble: Mook: This Election Is All About Trust. NOTE 57% Of People Don't Think Clinton Is Trustworthy Note how Couric prefaces the question with a reference to a national poll showing Clinton underwater by 20 points on the honesty metric, a vulnerability that has consistently hurt her even among her own party's electorate.  Faced with that data, Mook deflects, blaming Republicans for "trying to dust up this email...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • As Iran Uses Our Money to Fund Terror, Obama Bows to Another Saudi King

    04/20/2016 1:24:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Are you kidding me? I don't believe this. Are you kidding me? The State Department says it doesn't know if Iran is using its new cash to fund terrorism. Seriously? It's entirely possible Iran used its new cash to fund terror, State Department. What an admission. But they can't be sure that they're using their new cash, the $150 billion unfrozen with the Iranian nuclear deal once the sanctions were killed. This is unreal. The State Department, the wizards of smart, "Well, we don't know. We can't determine whether or not the Iranians are actually using this...
  • A Liberal Magazine Just Spilled the Beans about K-12 Education

    04/20/2016 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    This upscale progressive magazine ran a super-long, super-detailed article titled "The Math Revolution." It basically wanted to proclaim the happy news that extraordinary things are taking place in American education. The Atlantic fell all over itself with enthusiasm. You would reasonably suppose that some fresh winds were blowing, and students in America would actually know how to add and subtract with competence, and maybe even multiply and divide efficiently. What else does the word "revolution" suggest but wonderful sweeping change? At last, at long last, our public schools will redeem themselves and began to turn out little math experts. Then...
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Capitulates to Left-Wing Special Interests

    04/19/2016 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Last month, I wrote about some important legislation in Florida that would modernize that stateÂ’s harsh alimony and child custody laws. Florida is lagging behind many states which have updated these laws to reflect the fact that most women now work outside of the home and that children need both parents to thrive, regardless of whether their parents are living together or apart. Sadly, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) capitulated to intense lobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had immense support, passing both houses of the Florida legislature by super-majority margins. The governorÂ’s office...
  • Political Correctness and the Wussification of the Military

    04/19/2016 4:53:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    A military parade may soon look less like a VE-Day parade down Times Square and more like a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, unless liberals in leadership stop using the U.S. military as a social engineering experiment. Let us not forget the same president who confused "corps" with "corpses" and exchanged a traitor for terrorists, also promised to fundamentally transform America. What we didn't know is that transformation would begin with the U.S. military, the protector of our nation and our values. The wussification of our military is in full swing, thanks to all the empty suit "yes-men" clad...
  • Lord Acton, Call Your Office

    04/19/2016 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    It's a bad sign when you get halfway through a presidential campaign with no sages wagging their heads sagaciously as they cite Lord Acton. No wonder the politicians get away with so much. Their consciences have not had to reconcile with the most profound political sagacity of modern times. To wit: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The great English historian delivered this pronouncement in a letter to his friend Bishop Mandell Creighton. I'm not aware of any instance in which the words have suffered intellectual rebuff -- probably because they illuminate such occasions as the Supreme...
  • College Students Do Not Get Their Money’s Worth

    04/19/2016 4:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When I worked my way through college in the 1940s, tuition was $200 to $250 a year. My children’s tuition was $2,000 to $2,500 a year, and my grandchildren’s college education each cost $20,000 to $40,000 a year for tuition alone. College is so expensive that only about half of today’s college graduates think their degree was worth the cost, according to a survey by Gallup-Purdue. The more debt the student incurs, the more likely he is to doubt that he received his money’s worth. The total amount of student debt in the United States is a staggering $1.2 trillion,...
  • For Whom the Bell Still Tolls

    04/19/2016 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Don't look for any happy ending here. Or any ending. The debate over the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) can be expected to last as long as there are isolationists and interventionists arguing over American foreign policy -- that is, approximately forever. Few if any conflicts illustrate the tragic nature of history so well, for there were no simple choices in Spain. There were more than enough heroes and villains, not-so-innocent bystanders and gawkers galore -- along with an endless supply of impossible choices. No one's hands were Ivory Soap clean, but curiously enough none were hopelessly dirty. Time, the great...
  • 'Confirmation' -- HBO's High-Tech Lynching

    04/19/2016 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    The left is masterful at rewriting history. Witness HBO's TV movie "Confirmation," which aired Saturday, about Anita Hill's accusations of sexual harassment 25 years ago, which almost derailed Clarence Thomas from becoming a Supreme Court justice. The drama's makers claim that they didn't take sides in depicting Thomas' Senate confirmation hearings, even as a trailer punctuates close-ups of actress Kerry Washington, who played Hill, with stentorian capital letters: "It only takes one voice ... to change history." Another trailer proclaims, "One woman made a choice ... to take a stand." Apparently, because HBO didn't expressly label Thomas as guilty, producers...
  • The Saudis Practice Mafia Tactics

    04/19/2016 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from "unforeseen" threats. Don't pay them and your business might go up in smoke with you inside. Today, things are more sophisticated. The New York Times reports that Saudi Arabia, playing the role of Mafia extortionist, has threatened to "...sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." The...
  • Dig a Hole for US Coal

    04/19/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America -- and it wasn't even so long ago -- that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions -- e.g., raising the minimum wage -- but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • New York Exceptionalism and Donald Trump

    04/19/2016 2:16:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Michael Barone
    <p>Noo Yawk. That's the state with this week's presidential primary, in which candidates who have spent time in New York recently are currently running ahead, according to polls.</p> <p>Hillary Clinton, who as a resident of Chappaqua in suburban Westchester County was elected the state's junior senator in 2000 and 2006, leads Bernie Sanders, who left his native Brooklyn for Vermont in 1968, 48 years ago. And on the Republican side, Donald Trump, who grew up in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and lives in a pseudonymous Manhattan skyscraper, has a "yuge" lead over John Kasich, native of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, and Ted Cruz, who grew up and lives in Houston.</p>
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Pretty Much Says Pro-Life Women Aren't Really Women

    04/19/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    At a New York campaign rally for Hillary Clinton Monday, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards pretty much said that pro-life women aren’t really women, nor do they support women’s rights. It wasn’t that specific, as she said, “A woman voting for Ted Cruz is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.” So, as a woman, you must vote for a pro-abortion candidate? And if you don’t, you’re stupid, misinformed, or worse, not really supportive of American women. It’s typical liberal bullying. Conform to my principles because if you don’t–your whole existence doesn’t make sense. I can’t convince you, so you must...
  • What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?

    04/19/2016 11:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden simply "exchanged notes" about the economy and the progress of financial reform. Because the meeting was held behind closed doors, the American people have no way of knowing what else the three might have discussed. Yellen's secret meeting at the White House followed an emergency secret Federal Reserve Board meeting. The Fed then held another secret meeting to discuss bank reform. These...
  • Trump’s Ace in the Hole

    04/19/2016 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ED Klein
    A lot of very smart political people predict that Donald Trump will arrive at the Republican convention in Cleveland shy of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. Here’s why I don’t think that’s the way it will play out. To begin with, you’ve got to understand Trump’s mentality—and I believe I understand him better than most people outside his immediate family. I’ve known Trump for 35 years, met with him on numerous occasions, talked to him on the phone countless times, traveled with him, and written two lengthy magazine cover stories about him. One...
  • Hey Charlie, Republicans Weren’t The Party Of The KKK–That’s The Democrats

    04/19/2016 11:10:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    During an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) again showed us he doesn’t know history by saying that the GOP is the party of the Ku Klux Klan. Mitchell was noting how Sen. Bernie Sanders’ populist messaging seems to be resonating, even if there is a lack of data to support his claims. Worse yet, there have been some reports showing that his proposals, like universal health care, would be disastrous for the working poor. Rangel mentioned the end of the Republican Party, and the misappropriated racist ties, towards the end of the clip cut by our friends...