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  • Will Echoes Of Hillary Clinton's Awful Coal Remarks Sink Democrats In Virginia’s Governor’s Race?

    10/18/2017 5:48:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’re three weeks out from Virginia’s gubernatorial race and it’s been mostly relegated to the backburner thanks to the endless news that emanates from the Trump White House. It’s an off-year election, but it’s in D.C.'s backyard. The state has increasingly become more bluish since the Bush years, albeit the state legislature is Republican. The House of Delegates, the lower chamber, is reliably Republican where they hold a supermajority. The state Senate is more competitive. Anti-gun groups under the Bloomberg umbrella tried and failed to flip the Senate in 2015. Those groups are mounting a second invasion of the state...
  • Now Do You Understand Mike Pence’s Morality Guidelines?

    10/18/2017 5:26:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Michael Brown
    In light of the flood of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the left’s extreme reaction to Vice President Pence’s personal morality guidelines now seems even more absurd. Mothers and fathers of America, who would you rather have your daughters work for, Weinstein or Pence? Young ladies of America, for whom would you rather work and with whom would you feel safer, Weinstein or Pence? According to a Washington Post article, “In 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won't attend events featuring alcohol without her by his...
  • The NRA's Dangerous Alternative to a Bump Stock Ban

    10/18/2017 4:07:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Thomas Massie, the Kentucky Republican who leads the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, and Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who is one of the Senate's most persistent gun controllers, do not agree on much. But the congressman and the senator both see the folly of the National Rifle Association's position on bump stocks, the firearm accessories that Stephen Paddock used in his deadly October 1 attack on country music fans in Las Vegas. The NRA opposes a legislative ban on bump stocks but wants the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to reconsider the question of whether they are legal....
  • Boy Scouts, or One of the Girls?

    10/18/2017 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    One of the finest organizations for boys used to be the Boy Scouts of America, which provided parents with amazing help in raising young men of character and responsibility. But with the sad announcement last week that the Boy Scouts will no longer be the Boy Scouts, the organization now is going to treat boys just like another girl. My husband and I will always be grateful for the years our sons spent in scouting and the lessons they learned on their way to achieving the Eagle Scout rank. In addition to the hard work and community service required in...
  • Macron Shows Courage by Tacking to the Right

    10/18/2017 3:24:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- After visiting France as a guest of honor at the Bastille Day parade earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump said of French President Emmanuel Macron, "He's a great guy -- smart, strong, loves holding my hand." A couple of months later, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Macron repaid the compliment during a press conference with Trump: "I have to say just for the American people, that our people in France were very proud to have you and your wife, Melania, in Paris ... for Bastille Day." Macron's compliment was bold in light of...
  • Free at Last!

    10/18/2017 3:05:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    Free at last! Free at last! That's the message for millions who don't get health coverage at work and, until now, faced two dismal options: going without insurance or paying Obamacare's soaring premiums. Last week, President Donald Trump announced regulatory changes that will potentially allow consumers to choose coverage options costing half what Obamacare's cheapest bronze plans cost. Democrats are already accusing the president of kneecapping Obamacare, but in fact these changes will actually reduce the number of uninsured -- something Democrats claim is their goal. The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to buy the one-size-fits-all Washington-designed benefit package....
  • Virginians, Don’t Turn into California: Elect Ed Gillespie for Governor

    10/18/2017 1:54:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Virginia, the Mother of presidents, the Tidewater Miracle which helped birth a nation conceived in liberty, could be turning into another third-world hell-hole. The state went blue in 2008 because of disgust with George W. Bush. Then this red state went Democratic for two more election cycles, especially when other blue states, which had flipped for Obama, then flipped back to Trump—that’s bad news for Virginia and the country.I have written about my experience in the Old Dominion last month. Recognizing that an intense race for governor is taking place right now, I feel compelled to speak out on the...
  • Per Capita Federal Spending Up Sevenfold Since 1941

    10/18/2017 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Real per capita federal spending has increased more than sevenfold since fiscal 1941, which concluded on June 30 of that year -- or about five months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. In fiscal 1941, real per capita federal spending was approximately $1,718. In fiscal 2017, which concluded at the end of September, it was about $12,239. Back in 1941, at the beginning of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's unprecedented third presidential term, the federal government spent $13,653,000,000, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. Although that was a massive increase from the $4,598,000,000 the federal government had spent...
  • Trump's Timely Evangelical Appeal

    10/18/2017 12:50:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Star Parker
    President Trump addressed this year's annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do so. The Values Voters Summit is hosted by the Family Research Council, an organization whose mission is addressing public policy and culture from a Christian point of view. My organization CURE works closely with FRC, and I have been a regular speaker at this Summit for years. Its base is largely evangelical Christians, and this is why President Trump deemed it appropriate to appear. Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals voted for Trump in 2016, the highest percentage of...
  • Who Pays What in Taxes?

    10/18/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about...
  • A CNN Smear

    10/18/2017 6:34:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Did you happen to catch CNN's latest smear? Anderson Cooper's show recently featured a "two-part exclusive" that claims Donald Trump's EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to "withdraw environmental restrictions" so the company could dig "the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska." The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, "EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says 'we have been directed by...
  • Beware the Rape Allegation Bandwagon

    10/18/2017 6:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    "#MeToo" is the social media meme of the moment. In a 24-hour period, the phrase was tweeted nearly a half million times and posted on Facebook 12 million times. Spearheaded by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollyweird's Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, women have flooded social media with their own long-buried accounts of being pestered, groped or assaulted by rapacious male predators in the workplace. Count me out. It's one thing to break down cultural stigmas constructively, but the #MeToo movement is collectivist virtue signaling of a very perilous sort. The New York Times heralded the phenomenon with...
  • 'Raising Awareness' Isn't Helping Much

    10/18/2017 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    "Awareness must be raised." "A spotlight must be brought to this crucial issue." "We must all think about our own culpability." These tired nostrums are repeatedly deployed in our politics to explain why someone complains about a broad problem or tells a specific story of victimization without accompanying evidence that would allow us to act. Accusations of institutional racism rarely come along with specific allegations regarding specific police officers. If allegations and names were included, we could all look at the evidence and determine whether or not to call for consequences. Stories of sexual assault and harassment at work are...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Free speech for NFL players but not the president?

    10/18/2017 4:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz Fox News
    Football players kneel. Owners support them. President threatens owners with tax consequences. What does the First Amendment say about all this? This is not an easy question, though some of President Trump’s critics seem to think it is. The ACLU has said it is ready to defend the First Amendment rights of players and to challenge the president’s “unconstitutional efforts to bully the NFL into complying with his view of what is politically correct.” But are President Trump’s efforts “unconstitutional,” or are they constitutionally protected expression? Some Trump critics allege that the presidential threats constitute state action and chill the...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald

    10/18/2017 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pennel Bird
    It is an article of faith among many that some of the most patriotic Americans are immigrants. Leaving one's country and culture in search of a better life has a way of clarifying the reasons for making such a consequential choice. The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as native-born citizens, but can sometimes take for granted, are often even more deeply cherished by new Americans in their adopted homeland. Trading up carries with it a reminder of what one has lived down – and can be all the more meaningful for it. In a similar way, it may also be...
  • The Left's Last Spasm

    10/18/2017 4:22:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    As far as anybody knows, the November 4th revolution/tantrum/jamboree planned by Antifa and its associate organizations remains on schedule. The “Opposition” – Antifa, the John Brown Clubs, Refuse Fascism, and assorted other scraps have announced that on that date the revolution will begin with a mass nationwide uprising that will continue until the Trump/Pence regime is overcome. Dozens of hundreds of the people’s vanguard will hit the streets, squatting at intersections and holding their breaths until the fascists are exorcised and the new epoch of light is fully underway. (Further details can be found here.) Conservatives, as is all too...
  • Cochlear Implant Recipient Thanks Your Host for Inspiration

    10/17/2017 4:43:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bud in Stow, Ohio. Great to have you on the program, sir. How are you? CALLER: How you doing, Rush? RUSH: Very good. Thanks. CALLER: Been listening to you since August 1st, 1988, and I listen through all your trials and stuff. And I just gotta let you know Wednesday of last week I had cochlear implant surgery. RUSH: You did? CALLER: Yes. My right ear had total hearing loss. It was sudden. I went to bed one night, it was fine; got up the next morning, it was gone. And I just wanted to let you know just...
  • McCain Spells Out the Swamp’s View of the World

    10/17/2017 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: John McCain has had it in for Donald Trump I don’t know for how long. I think McCain’s had it in for Trump even before Trump ran for president. But you remember shortly after Trump announced, the name McCain came up, and Trump made it clear that he doesn’t respect military people that get captured, you remember the fallout from that. I mean, the media, a lot of people were just aghast. “How could you say that? This man is a national hero. He was tortured for his country.” And Trump didn’t back down from it. So you can...
  • Political Correctness Bites Apple and Google

    10/17/2017 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A couple recent examples of political correctness. I don’t know how many of you use Google Maps, but Google Maps just issued an update to the app that they had to withdraw in less than 24 hours. Google Maps included a new feature. And let me describe it for you. Let’s say you’re in Manhattan and you need to go from point A to point B, and you put those addresses in, and it calculates your route and tells us how long it’s gonna take you to get there if you’re driving or if you take public transit or...
  • While Hillary Reels from Her Personal 9/11, Insane Liberals Plot to Install Her as President

    10/17/2017 3:17:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: On Hillary Clinton. She won’t let go of this. It’s getting embarrassing. It’s getting embarrassing for her, although she doesn’t sense that because she has such a feeling of entitlement and such a sense of having been cheated that she’s lost all grounding in reality on this. I think we are learning a lot about who Hillary Clinton really always has been in this little episode. She, like so many people on the left, considered her election to be a formality. It was that big a slam dunk. It had been fixed, it had been taken care of, everybody...