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  • The Cynical 'Millionaires Tax' Didn't Fool The SJC

    06/21/2018 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    Shed no tears for the "millionaires tax" ballot initiative, which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down on Monday. From the outset, the initiative was a cynical ploy to get voters to do something they have repeatedly rejected — replacing the state's flat-rate income tax with a system of graduated tax brackets. But nobody was fooled by the ruse, least of all the SJC.Five times in five decades, Massachusetts voters have been asked to scrap the uniform tax rate required by the state's constitution. Five times they have refused. So activists this time came up with a two-fer: They proposed...
  • Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery

    06/21/2018 3:38:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality. n early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the email scandal was reportedly subjected to linguistic surgery to exonerate the former secretary of state, who at the time was the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton was originally found to be "grossly negligent" in using an illegal email server. That legalistic phrase is used by prosecutors to indict for...
  • Fake News Meets Fake Poverty

    06/21/2018 3:16:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Journalists really like the poor. I don't mean they like living with them or even near them. They just love knowing they are there - even when they don’t really exist. It seems "Poverty Porn" has never been more popular even as Americans and the world gets richer and richer, and of course for these journalists America and the American system is to blame. A recent shining example of poverty porn was by The Guardian’s Ed Pilkington who produced what he called “A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America,” in which he uncritically followed Philip...
  • The Politics Behind Separation Anxiety

    06/21/2018 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was "adamantly against illegal immigrants" and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016. In his 1995 State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton said: "All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on...
  • Expanded OPEC Threatens U.S. Pursuit of Energy Dominance

    06/21/2018 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    This week’s OPEC meeting reveals once again that the market for oil is controlled by nations that collude to manipulate oil prices. For the U.S. to achieve energy dominance and achieve its policy objectives both home and abroad, Washington must take action to address American vulnerability to the actions of OPEC and Russia. These countries control 90 percent of global oil reserves and use this outsized advantage to influence the price of oil by manipulating production levels to suit their own political needs. But the relationship is complex and requires a thoughtful assessment of the threat. An Energy Security Commission,...
  • Can the FBI Be Independent?

    06/21/2018 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    When President Donald Trump appointed Atlanta lawyer Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as the director of the FBI, my initial reaction was not positive. Wray is a veteran of the Department of Justice and is part of that good-old-boy DOJ network that knows how to protect its own. Indeed, when then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, needed a good criminal defense lawyer -- whose millions in fees were paid by New Jersey taxpayers -- he hired Wray. Christie was never indicted in the Bridgegate scandal, but defense counsel for those who sought Christie's cellphone to demonstrate...
  • IG Report -- Imagine This Level of Bias During the O.J. Simpson Case

    06/21/2018 12:13:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Imagine what defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would have done with notes to and from LAPD lead detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter in which they demeaned Simpson's fans. Imagine a written exchange in which one detective said, "We'll stop him!" Imagine Cochran's opening and closing arguments, to say nothing of his cross-examination, if he'd had evidence similar to the kind of bias found in the Department of Justice inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The DOJ IG report included several messages between FBI attorneys and employees who...
  • IG Report -- Imagine This Level of Bias During the O.J. Simpson Case

    06/21/2018 6:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Imagine what defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would have done with notes to and from LAPD lead detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter in which they demeaned Simpson's fans. Imagine a written exchange in which one detective said, "We'll stop him!" Imagine Cochran's opening and closing arguments, to say nothing of his cross-examination, if he'd had evidence similar to the kind of bias found in the Department of Justice inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The DOJ IG report included several messages between FBI attorneys and employees who...
  • Obama Era School Discipline Reform Decreases Public School Scores, Increases Bad Behavior

    06/21/2018 5:40:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The Obama Administration conducted social engineering experiments on public school students. In an effort to frame school disciplinary policies as racist, outcomes rather illustrated that black students simply had a higher rate of suspensions. Obama’s Justice and Education Departments fused social justice policies by attempting to undermine public school disciplinary policies in their 2014 initiative called the Positive Behavioral Supports and Intervention System (PBIS). Instead of objectively conducting a comparative analysis between disciplinary policies and outcomes in public schools along racial lines, PBIS spun reality to fit the former administration’s political agenda. In medical school, bioethics students are taught the...
  • Don’t Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam

    06/21/2018 5:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    So what are we supposed to be outraged about today? There’s always something, and it’s always the worst thing in the history of ever. And it’s almost always a scam designed to manipulate you into obeying the liberal elite.That’s the real outrage.My friend and fellow Townhall columnist Derek Hunter has a new book out designed to help you detect and defeat this shameless grift, Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood. It’s essential reading because the sooner we can get people woke to the con, the sooner people will stop falling for this nonsense.What's the latest?...
  • The Bad Hate the Good: The Southern Poverty Law Center Vs. Prager University

    06/19/2018 4:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    "Antifa" is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left.The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of "hater": "racist," "white supremacist," "extremist" and the like. That it is cited and even relied upon by The New York Times, Facebook, Amazon, Google, CNN and others, and that Apple gave the organization a million dollars, is testimony to the moral state of mainstream media and corporate culture in America today.Were the SPLC not quoted and used as a source, there would...
  • Trump Is a Born Dealmaker, Let Him Do His Thing

    06/18/2018 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Dr Shea Harrison
    President Trump is a businessman and a deal-maker—we knew that when we elected him. His administration operates differently from any other previous presidential administration, including in diplomacy, where deals are truly an “art form.” So, it is not surprising President Trump threw protocol out the window when he met last week with Chairman Kim Jon Un, the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. Those disappointed with the outcomes of the summit posit that Kim, not Trump, benefited most, suggesting the U.S. gave up more than it got, following in the footsteps of previous U.S. administrations....
  • Why The Left Always Lies About Children

    06/18/2018 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The political, theological, and cultural left in America believe in using children as pawns. They do it on as many different fronts as they can.They lie about doing it, and then lie about lying about doing it.It’s stomach churning because their pretend outrage is almost always about why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president, rather than what’s best for actual children.I’ve had enough!A Facebook post on Saturday declared with righteous indignation: Isaiah 10:1-2    “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to deprive the poor of their rights & withhold justice from the oppressed…”This post was in response to a Time magazine...
  • Enough With the Faux Outrage Over Illegal Alien Family Separation

    06/18/2018 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    I regret to inform you, the mainstream media is at it again.The liberal press is hammering the Trump Administration because executive departments, at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are separating parents and children when apprehended crossing the border illegally. The headlines give the whole gamut:Why the US is separating migrant children from their parentsTrump separating migrant kids from parents sparks national outrageWhy the Trump administration bears the blame for separating children from their families at the border Pelosi: Trump administration policy separating parents and children at border 'barbaric'President Trump and his allies have pushed back against the unjust...
  • Did President Trump Just Kill Obamacare?

    06/18/2018 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If you’re not a health care policy nerd like me and don’t pay close attention to the fear-mongering commonly found in outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, you may have missed the recent explosion of news stories and opinion articles bashing the Trump administration for allegedly putting Obamacare in grave danger — and doing so in a reckless and legally questionable manner, too.For instance, New York magazine accused the Trump administration of “standing against the rule of law.” The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz wrote a recent Trump administration decision could make it “much more difficult for individuals and...
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • The IG Report Was a Whitewash and Devastating All At Once

    06/18/2018 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The FBI has managed to transform its image from Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., into Special Agent Boogaloo Shrimp, and the Inspector General’s report was the bureaucratic self-policing equivalent of Breakin’ Faith 2: Electric Bamboozle.Here’s the punchline: MC Hammered, who dropped his Glock and shot a dude whilst bustin’ a move, was one of those “top 5% of applicants” that zombie FBI Director Christopher Wray kept babbling about during his excuse conference following the report’s release. But that guy would not have even placed in competition for the title “Worst FBI Agent Ever” against the toadies, flunkies, and hacks the report highlights.During...
  • Cecile Richards Repeats Pro-Abortion Myths

    06/17/2018 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bradley Matters
    Cecile Richards’s editorial in the June 13th Los Angeles Times is indicative of the inaccuracies propagated by Planned Parenthood, the organization she led for 12 years.Richards is dismayed with what she calls Arkansas’s effort to “ban medication abortion.” It was no ban. Participants in the abortion industry are free to prescribe the chemical abortion pills provided they have a basic safety standard in place for women – that is, a contract with another physician who can facilitate an emergency hospital treatment should the need arise. And it does.Richards called chemical abortion “safer than Tylenol and Viagra” and railed against state legislators in...
  • Mr. Trump: Visit the Baltic States

    06/17/2018 5:19:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Mr. Trump has stated he would like to meet with the leader of Russia.  As part of our post-tax season vacation this year, we spent nine days visiting the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.   We highly recommend you visit these great emerging democracies, but more importantly President Trump should visit them on his way to Russia to reinforce our support for their freedom.It just worked out to visit them this year, but it was glorious to be there during the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the three countries as independent states coming from the aftermath of...
  • The Seven Nuttiest Things Nancy Pelosi Has Said This Year

    06/17/2018 4:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Sure, she’s always been a little nutty, but over the years House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has gradually shifted from liberal feminist icon to everyone’s batty “a little bit out of it” aunt who knows just enough words-about-political-stuff to be dangerous.So in the spirit of hoping Pelosi is still up for fighting for her old speaker’s gavel come November, here are the five craziest things Nutty Nancy has said in 2018 alone. (Why just this year, you ask? Because I only have one column, not a book!)“A nuclear bomb in your pocket.”Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that it “pays to have a...