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  • Immigration Reform Madness

    07/09/2014 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Underage Immigrants Flood US From Central America Over 52,000 illegal immigrant kids and 39,000 families have been apprehended this year alone, flooding into the US primarily from Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.Obama Requests $3.7 Billion to Strengthen Borders On Tuesday, president Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the issue. Will Congress oblige? And by the way, whatever happened to the immigration reform bill that both parties seemed to want earlier this year? Here's the answer (possibly to both questions): Republicans declared immigration reform dead following the surprise defeat of house majority leader Eric...
  • Can Trust Save Us?

    07/09/2014 3:32:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Charles Payne
    In this month's newsletter, we look into the Trust Economy and how it is changing capitalism, but maybe the hype is ahead of reality. We know all the sexy names like Uber and Airbnb and others: Parking Panda Liquid Sidecar DogVacay Zaarly Poshmark Relay Riders Lyft NeighborGoods TaskRabbit Lending Club Getaround Fon But, reports this week state that Uber X will lower prices and the company will take losses to gain market share and fend off competition. The news gave a lot of people pause. Maybe this isn't an economic cure-all that the hype and multi-billion dollar values suggest. I...
  • The Triumph of Law Over Ideology

    07/09/2014 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ken Connor
    It's been almost a week since the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, and there appears to be no end in sight to the Left's outrage over the outcome. As expected, given the controversial nature of the issue at hand, most of the ire is reflexive and purely visceral. It's unlikely that many are taking the time to actually educate themselves on the Court's reasoning behind the decision. In their eyes, misogyny and religious fanaticism won out over women's rights, period. On the Right, there is a temptation to fall into essentially the same error: ascribing...
  • The NSA's Online Dragnet: Warrantless Surveillance Hits the Target, Along With Many Other People

    07/09/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    As an Illinois senator running for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised there would be no more "wiretaps without warrants" under his administration. He abandoned that position even before he was elected to the White House, voting for legislation that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to let the National Security Agency collect Americans' international communications without a warrant. The targets of such surveillance were supposed to be foreigners located outside of the United States, and the purpose of the surveillance was supposed to be the acquisition of "foreign intelligence information," implying that the targets would be suspected spies...
  • Humanitarianism Can Be an Effective Disguise for Profiteering

    07/09/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all. Humanitarianism and charity can't always be taken at face value, if only because there is no better front for...
  • Conversations with Reagan

    07/09/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II, according to a survey of the American people who were asked to rate the nation's chief executives over the past 69 years. The Quinnipiac University Poll released last week found that one third of its respondents picked Obama as the all-time worst, ahead of George W. Bush in its disapproval. Obama's unpopularity will come as no surprise to those who've been closely following his big spending presidency. But the really big news was the man who topped the best presidency list: Ronald Reagan. Reagan championed entrepreneurial...
  • Pat Buchanan's Campaign Chronicle of the 1960s

    07/09/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Shortly before Richard Nixon was going to formally announce that he would be running again for president in 1968, Pat Buchanan and Rose Mary Woods, two of his closest aides, presented him with an idea. "Given the multiple crises confronting the nation -- race conflict, soaring crime, inflation, the war in Vietnam, the mounting Soviet missile threat -- and the difficulty of dealing with them all at once," Buchanan writes in his new book "The Greatest Comeback," "we suggested that Nixon in a single declaration destroy the image of him as a consummate politician and tell the nation 'that the...
  • Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

    07/09/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Judging from the seething reaction by liberals to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case, one might easily forget that just two years ago they were singing the Court’s praises after it refused to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional. Then again, such extreme emotional swings should not be unexpected when one’s perception of justice is based not on law, but on politics and emotion. Therefore, in spite of a ruling that was far more limited in scope than could easily have been the case, the Left’s over-the-top reaction to Hobby Lobby is based on myth and delusion. Below are...
  • When Government Tries to Be Nice

    07/09/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Could the flood of underage, would-be immigrants over the southern border be "Obama's Katrina" as Susan Page of USA Today warned? No, it's worse. Even the most virulent George W. Bush denigrator would not suggest that the former president actually created the hurricane. This president, by contrast, bears a heavy responsibility for creating the deluge of unaccompanied minors who have recently crashed ashore. To say President Barack Obama is largely responsible is not to say that he intended this result. If this episode serves to remind people about the law of unintended consequences, we'll learn far more valuable lessons than...
  • Hollywood, Where Liberal Values Reign -- Except at the Box Office

    07/09/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement: "You are going to kill it out there!" Donna replies: "I actually have an appointment to do that tomorrow." Donna's talking about her abortion appointment. Get it? It's funny because it's true. Or if you're like me, you think it's not funny because it's true. Many critics think it's funny. One dubbed it "far and away the most...
  • Obama's Incompetence Sinks In

    07/09/2014 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd assembled a panel of liberal-media veterans on his morning show "The Daily Rundown" Monday and joked that the assembled heavyweights presented "a nightmare scenario for Brent Bozell." But what these journalists proceeded to issue was a devastating indictment of the Obama presidency and a real nightmare for this president. Carolyn Ryan, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, brought up "the national funk we're in, the sort of national malaise." The word "malaise" is never a good word to be around if you're the president. But for President Barack Obama, who is now...
  • Better Than Obamacare: Health Savings Accounts Would Be Free From Government Control

    07/09/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of birth control for their employees. This was a critical ruling, because it indicates that the majority of the Court still thinks religious beliefs and personal choice have a valid place in American society. The margin of the split decision, however, is alarming, because it reminds us of how close we are to having a government that will subject moral convictions to its bureaucratically directed control. People have legitimate differences of opinion about...
  • Spending and Morality

    07/09/2014 4:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem." When Boehner responded with "But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem," Obama replied, "I'm getting tired of hearing you say that." In one sense, the president is right. What's being called a spending problem is really a symptom of an unappreciated deep-seated national moral rot. Let's examine it with a few questions. Is it moral for Congress to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another? I believe that most Americans would pretend that...
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • America's new war: Patriots vs. termites

    07/08/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Dinesh D'Souza lays it out.I’ve been inspired by Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, to recognize something about the current state of affairs. As Dinesh makes clear, we are in a new war in this nation. It is not a war triggered by a shot heard round the world or by an invasion. Rather, it is a war between two ideas – the idea of America, and the idea of America no more.And who are the combatants in this war? They are the American patriots vs. the American termites. It is people who love America and...
  • Detroit Retirees Asked to Pay for Decades of Democrat Government

    07/08/2014 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Retired city workers in the Liberal Utopia of Detroit are being asked whether or not they want the city to exit bankruptcy, by slashing retirement pensions and cost of living adjustments. Officials are urging retirees to agree to a 4.5 percent cut in pension payouts, and an end to COLA. Unsurprisingly, some former city workers are less than thrilled by the idea of taking a pay-cut in an attempt to lessen the city’s debt obligation. Now, I understand the retirement pension of an average city worker is not amazingly lush in the city of Detroit; but (and this is...
  • After 100 days in Mexican prison, Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi to get day in court

    07/08/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolp
    On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. Because of delays prompted by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and Tahmooressi's trouble settling on a lawyer, the hearing will be the first time a judge gets to hear directly from the 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan. Although his new lawyer is urging caution, Tahmooressi's mother said the family hopes federal Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo will free him. "Andrew expressed his hope to be released on Wednesday as the judge will...
  • The Cramdown Artists

    07/08/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    What this country almost certainly doesn't need right now is more laws and regulations; but it doesn't necessarily need fewer laws and regulations, either. What we appear to need above all else is a deeper -- and that's not saying much -- understanding of the purposes for which a civilized society passes laws and enacts regulations. We need, in essence, moral instruction. Eeek! "Moral instruction"? "Right" and "wrong"? By whose lights, whose standards? The contraception debate -- to the extent you call it a debate instead of a shouting match -- brings to mind these fundamental, yet generally skirted,...
  • Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

    07/08/2014 3:19:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats ("educrats") are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma and another likely in Louisiana. In both states the governors tried to get rid of Common Core, but parents are shocked that it may return by court order as unelected educrats claim they have more power than the state legislature and governor combined. The Oklahoma legislature approved a law to repeal Common Core, and the governor signed...
  • The Alien Patriot

    07/08/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans have many blessings to count, not least among them the foreigners who come here to learn from us and wind up teaching us. The most insightful of them understand us better than we do ourselves, can see us more clearly than we see ourselves, and in their own way become more American than the Americans. How do they do that -- see what we couldn't before they drew our attention to it? Maybe their vision is so clear because America is still new to them. Familiarity not only breeds contempt, but blurs the vision -- and the rest...
  • Obama: I Can't Work With Others; Sue Me

    07/08/2014 2:11:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    In January, President Barack Obama outlined his strategy for 2014. "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone," he said. The president planned on using his pen to sign executive and administrative orders and his phone to call outside groups -- not Congress -- to rally behind his pet programs. Obama forgot to mention his third favorite instrument -- the teleprompter. Rather than working with Congress, Obama's second term is all about blaming Congress for whatever goes wrong. In that can't-do spirit, Obama mocked House Speaker John Boehner's threat to take legal action against the White House's imperial ways....
  • Constitution, Not Illegal Immigration is 'Central to Our Way of Life'

    07/08/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said his father "won the immigration lottery" some years back, was admitted under U.S. immigration law and eventually became a citizen, as did his son. He is proud to be an American and said after he dropped me off he was going to a traditional Fourth of July party to celebrate America's independence. Those are the kinds of immigrants America should welcome. My driver -- I will call him "Yusef" (not his real name) says...
  • 14 Dead, 82 Shot: Happy Dependence Day Chicago!

    07/08/2014 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    Wow, they really know how to celebrate Dependence Day in Chicago. Since the start of the holiday weekend, 14 people have been killed and 82 shot according to the Chicago Tribune. In other circumstances a death toll like that would be considered a mass shooting.
  • America — Imagine the World Without Her

    07/08/2014 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do we conservatives really mean it when we say that we need to promote our ideas in the popular culture through books, movies and other media? If so, we need to support people like Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie and book, "America: Imagine the World Without Her." I saw the movie, and I loved it. Dinesh is a passionate patriot who "chose this country" and loves it with every fiber of his being. Like many of the rest of us, he recognizes that America is under assault, and he is doing all he can to save it. In...
  • Racial Differences Are Real but no Cause for Discrimination

    07/08/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "New analyses of the human genome establish that human evolution has been recent, copious and regional," writes Nicholas Wade in his recently published book, "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History." That sounds reasonable, and Wade, a science reporter and editor for many years at Nature and the New York Times, seems an unimpeachable source. But many well-meaning people will regard his words as provocative and even dangerous. For they fatally undermine the idea, widely shared by so-called progressives, that any apparent differences between groups of people are the product of nurture rather than nature, of social conditioning rather...
  • 15 Ways Liberals Are Like Bratty Kids

    07/08/2014 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    1) No matter what they fail at, it's always someone else's fault. George Bush did it, the Republicans are mean, the dog ate Obama's homework. It's not his fault that he's flunking every class! 2) They don't read history, they think their parents are stupid, and they don't need to know anything other than how they feel to make a decision. So despite the fact that everyone tells them that tying a towel around their neck will not allow them to jump off the roof like Superman, they're going to do it anyway. 3) THE BAD MAN WON'T CHANGE THE...
  • Declaration of Arms Before Independence

    07/08/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Most everyone knows about America's 1776 Declaration of Independence. But did you know that on July 6 a year earlier, Congress initiated a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms? It's true. According to History, on July 6, 1775, just a day after our Founding Fathers issued their Olive Branch Petition to King George III, Congress gave just reason for taking up arms against Great Britain. In the declaration, they wrote they would rather "die freemen rather than to live slaves." Three months earlier, patriot resistance and "the shot heard round the world" had fired off in...
  • Is There a Patriotism Gap?

    07/08/2014 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Byron York
    Despite prolonged economic troubles, deep political divisions, headaches abroad, and a sense that the country is on the wrong track, the heartening news this summer is that a majority of people say they often feel proud to be an American. A new Pew Research Center poll divides the public into seven political categories. There are "steadfast conservatives" who embrace social and small-government conservatism. "Business conservatives" who are more pro-Wall Street. "Young outsiders" who distrust both political parties but hold liberal positions on the environment and social issues. The "next generation left" who are mostly liberal but skeptical about government's...
  • Hobby Lobby Decision Creates Small Island of Freedom in Ocean of Statism

    07/08/2014 5:35:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ron Paul
    This week, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and application. The Court's decision only applies to certain types of businesses, for example, "closely-held corporations" that have a "sincere" religious objection to paying for contraceptive coverage. Presumably, federal courts or bureaucrats will determine if a business's religious objection to the mandate is "sincere" or not and therefore eligible for an opt-out from one Obamacare...
  • Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women

    07/08/2014 5:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    “Women of America, you are being lied to. Manipulated. Used. By the mainstream media and the Democratic Party – as if there’s a difference – both of which tell you they have your best interests at heart. They don’t. The reason I know this is because I’ve seen firsthand how they treat women who don’t toe their line,” I write in my new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, in bookstores today. “Many of you have been persuaded that there is a ‘war on women’ being waged by the other political party....
  • Democrats Run Away from Obamacare

    07/07/2014 7:51:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Politico has a story today that might as well be called "The Democrat National Committee PR Site." "Why Liberals Are Abandoning the Obamacare Employer Mandate." Now, folks, this is so obvious as to be risible. For those of you in Rio Linda, it means laughable. The Politico is now pretending that the Democrats have changed their minds about the employer mandate, yeah, because, you know, you got an election coming up and the employer mandate -- providing health care -- employer mandate, we can't, oh, no, that's not gonna look good for us going into the election....
  • The Left Was Wrong about Unemployment Insurance…Plus a Message from 1948 about Markets vs. Statism

    07/07/2014 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the past several years, I’ve repeatedly argued that you get more unemployment when the government pays people to be unemployed. But I’m not just relying on theory. I’ve cited both anecdotes and empirical research to bolster my case. You won’t be surprised to learn that many politicians have a different perspective. They say it is compassionate to provide unemployment insurance benefits. And they say it is cruel and heartless to put a time limit on those payments. And if you believe Nancy Pelosi, unemployment handouts actually are good for the economy! You might think this is one of these...
  • Brain Worms - Bloomberg Writer Noah Smith Has Them

    07/07/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    On July 2, Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith wrote a column on Austrian Economists, 9/11 Truthers and Brain Worms. Noah claims ...
  • Congress Wants to Double Down on VA Failures

    07/07/2014 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Tanner
    Bipartisanship has broken out in Washington. This isn’t usually a good sign. Faced with the ongoing scandal in the VA health-care system, Democrats and Republicans have joined together to rush through legislation in near-record time. The Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Bernie Sanders and John McCain, in early June — just two months (or a blink in D.C. terms) — and the House has followed suit. The margins in both chambers were overwhelming: 93–3 in the Senate, and 421–0 in the House. A conference committee will now work out the differences between the two bills. The legislation sounds great: bipartisan,...
  • King Obama Celebrates "Independence" Day with a Little More Government

    07/07/2014 5:41:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Right around eight a.m. on an icy winter morning, over two hundred thirty seven years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like Americans in today’s world, no-one wanted to go to New Jersey… But they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force of 2,400 men surprised, and ultimately defeated, the 1,400 Hessian mercenaries who were fighting on behalf of the British Crown. A much needed win was tallied under the Patriot’s side of the scoreboard, emboldening the Continental Army and our quest for freedom. Washington had lead...
  • Renouncing Jewish Jihad

    07/07/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Brown
    There have been and will continue to be Jewish terrorists who use their religion to justify murder, but the difference between Jewish jihad and Islamic jihad is that only in Islam is jihad a legitimate expression of the faith. It is true that there have been religious Jews like Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded more than 125 others before being beaten to death in 1994. And it is true that his epitaph reads, “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land.” And it is true that in 2009, an ultra-Orthodox...
  • Why Lie? We are at War with Mexico

    07/07/2014 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Katz
    Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are Mexican. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are old to enough to even know what's happening to them. Not all of the illegal invaders coming over the border are looking to do Americans harm, nor are they carrying diseases or have gang affiliations. But every illegal invader has gained access through Mexico, and Mexico has allowed the attacks on our border. It's clear. We are at war with Mexico. Drug cartels have long since run amok and with abandon, driving further into US soverign...
  • Bad Week For Obama, Boehner? A Noted Journalist looks at Politics Today

    07/07/2014 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Dan Thomasson, an Op-Ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune news service, a former Vice-President of Scripps Howard Newspapers, a former columnist at the Washington Times, and a general decorated veteran of print journalism published a long column which was syndicated in many major daily papers. The column, entitled, Shortage of Functioning Brain Cells in Washington, is posed as a veteran newsman’s unvarnished look at the sorry political scene in the nation’s capital today. Mr. Thomasson laments the fact that the “bad week’” experienced by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner is, in his opinion, “…symbolic of the broken Beltway.” Most...
  • Stop Sending US Taxpayer Funds to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/07/2014 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Star Parker
    On June 2, the Palestinians announced a new unity government, which included Hamas, an organization designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist group. American aid to the Palestinians since the mid-1990s, according to a Congressional Research Service report, has exceeded $5 billion. In recent years it has averaged $500 million per year. The report notes three major U.S. objectives of these funds: preventing terrorism against Israel from Hamas; fostering “stability, prosperity, and self-governance on the West Bank”; humanitarian aid. When Hamas joined the Palestinian government on June 2, the United States recognized the new government and there...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Right … Sort of

    07/07/2014 12:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Matt Barber
    While reams have already been penned examining the implications of last week’s Hobby Lobby decision, most of what’s been written, particularly in the liberal press, has missed the point entirely. Though I’m mildly pleased that the Supreme Court is not quite ready to take gasoline to both the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), signed into law by Bill Clinton, a liberal, in 1993, I am alarmed, and so too should you be, that only 56 percent of our sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices are still willing to give the U.S. Constitution a modicum of the respect,...
  • Women Crying Over Supreme Court Decisions on Funding Abortifacients

    07/07/2014 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Poverty, violence and other issues aside, women everywhere are focused on being depressed after hearing the “anti-woman” ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.and Wheaton College v. Sylvia Burwell last week. Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College became embroiled in litigation due to Obamacare’s requirement that for-profit employers provide abortifacients to employees, despite their owners’ Christian beliefs. As we all know, there is no issue or right more important to women everywhere than to force all employers to subsidize their use of abortifacients. It doesn’t matter that women can easily buy the abortifacient Plan B...
  • Democrats Up For Re-Election Should Replace Harry Reid

    07/07/2014 7:22:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Hank Adler
    n my novel, From Three to Five, I included a vignette about a small, politically moderate group of Members of the House of Representatives going to the left wing Speaker of the House with a demand that the Speaker resign his/her position. The threat was if the Speaker did not resign, this group would vote for a middle of the road Member of the House of Representatives from the other party as Speaker. The group had a sufficient number of votes to determine the outcome of who would be the Speaker of the House of Representatives. These renegade Members of...
  • Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness

    07/07/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Former Marine and anonymous street artist “Sabo” uses paint and provocative posters to compel Americans to think outside the box of political correctness. Sabo is not a “kid-friendly” artist. His art incorporates the middle finger, a topless Wendy Davis “Barbie” doll, and Nancy Pelosi twerking in latex lingerie. But Sabo uses incendiary language and images solely to get Americans to think about hard issues rather than sweeping them away with political correctness. Sabo’s use of provocative words and images (as seen on his poster of a shirtless, tattooed, and smoking Sen. Ted Cruz) is in the vein of famous artists...
  • Best News Ever: Obama is Worst Ever!

    07/07/2014 6:11:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that granted blacks the same basic rights that whites had, equality of a sort has finally arrived. Quinnipiac University released a recent survey today that names Barack Obama the worst president in history, without regard to race, creed or color. Finally, some people are getting the content of character thing that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke so eloquently about, rather than just the color of the skin thing that the Democrats have relied so heavily on. “President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American...
  • Unveiled: A Support Group For Ex-Hijabis

    07/07/2014 6:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Marwa was eight-years-old when her parents began covering her head. She was 23 years-old when she stopped, soon after arriving in the United States. She recently began the Ex-Hijabi Photo Fashion Journal to tell the stories of women who have also uncovered. The self-described “ex-Muslim Atheist” runs the site, along with her blog Between a Veil and a Dark Place. I spoke to Marwa about what gave her the idea, what she hopes to accomplish, and the themes the submissions share. Marwa got the idea for the Photo Fashion Journal while talking about her first summer without the hijab. She...
  • Dissenters in a One-Party Statehouse

    07/07/2014 5:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    By votes so lopsided they were practically unanimous, 144-7 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate, the Massachusetts Legislature last week approved a $36.5 billion budget for fiscal 2015, the largest in state history. The puny band of Republicans who voted against the budget — Senator Robert Hedlund and Representatives James Lyons, Leah Cole, Geoff Diehl, Shawn Dooley, Ryan Fattman, Marc Lombardo, and Leonard Mirra — had no hope of changing the outcome. They didn't even represent a majority of the negligible GOP caucus. They did, however, take their duties as elected legislators seriously enough to not merely cast...
  • The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

    07/07/2014 5:40:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: By way of disclosure, I am currently being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF, in the appellate stages of a First Amendment lawsuit. When I was a graduate student, I had great admiration for the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 1989, I took a graduate seminar in race relations and learned all about how the SPLC helped shut down the KKK in the South - thus expediting the end of the practice of lynching. Because of their hard work, the targeted murder of blacks is currently confined to abortion clinics funded by leftist organizations yet to...
  • Liberals Hate Religion Because Government Is Their God

    07/07/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The liberal attack on religion stems from envy, greed, anger and hate, just like every other precept of liberalism. Liberals envy the loyalty and devotion that religion inspires. They hunger greedily to have it for themselves. Mostly, they are angry because the religious dare to defy them and to reject the ugly and inhuman tenets of collectivism. And they hate God for having the temerity to define right and wrong. They consider that their sole prerogative. The liberal freak-out over the Hobby Lobby decision is just the latest example of the left coming out of the closet and embracing its...
  • After Hobby Lobby, Democrats Seek To Alter Bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    07/06/2014 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    After the Supreme Court handed down a defeat for supporters of the contraceptive mandate, which gave religious exemptions to for-profit, “closely-held corporations;” Democrats are moving to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). When it was passed in 1993, the bill almost had unanimous support; three votes were against it in the Senate. It seems that our more left-leaning members on the Hill seem to think that RFRA is being used haphazardly to benefit conservatives. As Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View wrote yesterday, RFRA isn’t a “blank check:”
  • Dems Look to Woo Single Women After Hobby Lobby Decision…There’s Just One Problem

    07/06/2014 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    It’s no surprise that Democrats are using the Supreme Court’s decision to grant Hobby Lobby and their Christian owners exemption from Obamacare’s contraception mandate as political bait. “No more birth control!” War on women!” liberals cry, hoping this fear mongering will drive more single women to the polls. There's just one problem: This demographic doesn’t care about midterm elections. In the NY Times’s own words: But the challenge for Democrats is that many single women do not vote, especially in nonpresidential election years like this one. While voting declines across all group in midterm contests for Congress and lower offices,...