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  • A Newfound Respect For The Law

    07/24/2014 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I thought of that quote when I heard White House Spokesman Josh Earnest say, “It is pretty obvious what the congressional intent was.” He was talking about the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that Obamacare subsidies apply only to states that set up exchanges because, well, that’s what the text of the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act says. The Obama administration, it seems, has a newfound respect for the intent of lawmakers. As George Will pointed out back in January, “Four words that threaten disaster for the ACA say the subsidies shall be available to persons who purchase health...
  • George Patton's Summer of 1944

    07/24/2014 5:05:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border. Patton almost did not get a chance at his summer of glory. After brilliant service in North Africa and Sicily, fellow officers -- and his German enemies -- considered him the most gifted American field general of his generation. But near the conclusion of his illustrious Sicilian campaign, the volatile Patton slapped two sick GIs in field hospitals, raving that they were shirkers. In truth,...
  • They're Off!

    07/24/2014 4:55:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall. His win has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the political landscape this season in Georgia. With less than four months until the fall election, not a minute can be wasted by either side. The Senate race has become an oddity, with two CEOs (one business, one non-profit and both with politically recognizable family names) vying to become the next United States Senator from Georgia. David Perdue, (former Republican Dollar General CEO and cousin of former Georgia...
  • Non-Border State Governors Demanding Answers From Obama on Illegal Immigrant Crisis

    07/24/2014 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The illegal immigration crisis on the border is showing no signs of stopping and the problem has spread well beyond states sitting side-by-side with Mexico. The Obama administration has been shipping unaccompanied minors to family members living illegally in the United States for months. Illegal aliens under the age of 18 have been shipped to states as far away as New York and Massachusetts, prompting non-border state governors to demand answers from the White House about what the President is planning to do to stop the crisis. In an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren last night, Utah...
  • Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help

    07/23/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 23, 2014
    Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region. Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox and followers of the Assyrian Church of the East have roots in present day Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran that stretch back to the time of Jesus Christ. While they have long been a minority and have faced persecution in the past, they had never been...
  • Democratic Senator Hit With Plagiarism Allegations

    07/23/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems “Papergate” just ensnared Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh. Mr. Walsh was appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to replace outgoing Sen. Max Baucus, who decided to become the Obama administration’s Ambassador to China. Walsh is described by the New York Times as having something the Democrats lack in their political ranks: a seasoned military record. Walsh is a decorated Iraq War veteran, but his reputation might be marred by a final term paper he wrote in obtaining his master’s degree, where a substantial portion was written without crediting anyone (via NYT): An examination of the final paper required...
  • CNN Poll: Twice As Many Americans Were Hurt By Obamacare Than Helped

    07/23/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Not an unusual data point at all, based on the polling trend -- but a timely reality check for the delusional "people love Obamacare!" propagandists. CNN's latest national survey includes a number of noteworthy nuggets, including the "Affordable" Care Act fallout verdict referenced in the headline (via Ed Morrissey): (1) President Obama's job approval rating is mired at (42/55), languishing roughly where it's been for months. He is underwater with men (39/58), women (45/52), young people (45/49), and independents (34/62). Seventy-seven percent of Democrats and nearly two-thirds of non-white voters continue to give Obama high marks, but virtually everyone...
  • Right Again! The Modern Environmentalist Movement is the Home of Communism

    07/23/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, if anybody out there in the audience happens to be from the Sullivan Group's opinion auditing firm, you need to take account of this. One of my Undeniable Truths of Life, written in an afternoon -- in an idle afternoon while seeking a column's topic. I needed to write a column for a local newspaper, and I had writer's block. So I started jotting down one-sentence beliefs hoping to inspire an idea for 750 words. After I got to about 200 words, I said, "You know what? This would be a good column itself. So I...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Judge Uses Pizza to Defend Recent Pro-Obamacare Ruling

    07/23/2014 8:08:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a major provision of Obamacare, ruling 2-1 that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for tax subsidies. No doubt, cheers went out from the anti-Obamacare crowd. However, just a few hours later, the Richmond Appeals Court ruled 3-0 the opposite way, citing pizza in its explanation. Conflicting Rulings The New York Times reports Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health Care Law. Two federal appeals court panels issued conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for people...
  • Mocking the IRS with Reason TV

    07/23/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In some sense, there’s nothing remotely funny about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party organizations. It is disgusting that a powerful arm of the government became a corrupt vehicle for illegal partisan politics. But it’s better to laugh rather than cry, so let’s enjoy this new video from Remy at Reason TV.
  • The Hashemite Kingdom is Threatened by the Islamic State — and the Islamic Republic

    07/23/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cliff May
    AMMAN – The terrorist army formerly known as ISIS has conquered about a third of Syria and much of western Iraq. What are these jihadists going to do next? Assuming they can’t go to Disneyland -- and, trust me, that’s high on their bucket list -- Baghdad would doubtless be their destination of choice. But despite a series of bombings last weekend that killed more than two dozen people, the predominately Shia capital is unlikely to fall easily as did such Sunni-majority cities as Mosul. So the question being asked is whether these warriors will turn their lethal attentions toward...
  • The Perils of Mixing Politics and Business

    07/23/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama, but throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent tool...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Missing Hard Drives

    07/23/2014 7:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ken Connor
    If ever a federal agency has made ineptitude into an art form, it has to be the IRS. After months of stonewalling and grandstanding and Fifth Amendment privilege-pleading before congressional committees, Lois Lerner and the IRS are now the subject of a federal lawsuit. In response to charges that they unfairly impeded the tax-exempt application of the organization "True the Vote," for political reasons, the IRS is invoking "the dog ate my homework" defense In sworn affidavits filed in court by top IRS muckety-mucks, the IRS maintains that Lois Lerner's computer was sent out to be fixed by a private...
  • Top Dems Can Solve Immigration Housing Crisis

    07/23/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Attention, illegal immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas: If you’re looking for a place to stay while President Obama figures out a way to turn you all into welfare-dependent Democrats, I have just the place. Actually, several. First, head for San Francisco. It’s beautiful this time of year. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) recently proclaimed in Texas that not only was the border between Mexico and the United States meaningless (“It’s a community with a border running through it”) but that she wishes she could take all...
  • The Brilliance of Obamanomics

    07/23/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Brace yourself… Skepticism, doubt and criticism of Obamanomics (all of which are, undoubtedly, based in racism) will be cast aside. Why? Because, according to the 20-something-year-old White House intern that is in charge of the official White House twitter account, “Our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months.” I know, right? Pretty awesome statistic. (Gloss over the fact that the President is referring to private enterprise as “our businesses”.) But before you rush out to slap an Obama ‘16 sticker on your car (are those stickers available yet?), you may want a little bit...
  • The Export-Import Bank Bill Exposes the DC vs. America Divide

    07/23/2014 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Tom Borelli
    The current political battle over the bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank reveals the immense influence the big business lobby has over both political parties. It also explains why this special interest group has declared war on the Tea Party. Big business political influence boils down to financial support for any politician who is willing to bestow huge benefits on certain companies. The Export-Import Bank is a prime example. The Export-Import Bank boosts sales of U.S. multinational corporations by providing government-backed loans, loan guarantees and other credit mechanisms to countries and international companies around the world. The bank is a...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • Quick, Hide the Past

    07/23/2014 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." --Party slogan, "1984" It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved ideas could simply be poured into the mind to set, the way concrete is. And any trace of what was once there will be covered, effaced, smoothed over. For the past must not only be hidden but, to the well-trained mindset, it never existed at all. It's an approach as old as the French Revolution, which was not only...
  • Penalize Putin and His Culpable Kremlin

    07/23/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Even if the triggermen who fired the missile turn out to be Donetsk locals, the so-called pro-Russian separatist militia fighters are armed and advised by Russian intelligence officers. Until this latest outrage, Putin's KGB-type agitation-propaganda campaign had provided timorous Europeans and Americans with enough anecdotal deceit to give his militia proxies media cover. MH17's fatal interception has opened eyes. For several good reasons, to include photos of SA-11 mobile launchers departing Ukraine for Russia,...
  • Why Vladimir Putin Is Kicking Barack Obama's Behind

    07/23/2014 5:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin's minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House to issue a statement. Scowling at the camera, Obama stated: "Russia has extraordinary influence over these separatists. No one denies that. Russia has urged them on. Russia has trained them." Finally, after fulminating for several minutes about the nastiness of the Russian government, Obama approached the predictable climax: threats of action. Except that there were none. Instead, Obama explained that if Russia were to ignore his warnings, it would "only...
  • Beau Bergdahl’s Duty—And Ours

    07/23/2014 5:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Beau Bergdahl has been returned to “active duty.” Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009. President Obama greeted Bergdahl’s relieved parents in Rose Garden at the White House in a move widely criticized. And that was even before Americans learned that the Obama administration had traded young Bergdahl for five of the most murderous Taliban detainees from our facility at Guantanamo Bay. Duty. There seems to be much confusion...
  • Border Patrol: 'This is The Dream of Every Terrorist in the World'

    07/23/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification. The National Border Patrol Council, a union representing thousands of Border Patrol agents, accused the TSA of letting illegals board airplanes with a “Notice to Appear” document instead of a passport or official government identification card. Union leaders said illegals were allowed to board jetliners without proper identification at airports in El Paso and Laredo, Texas. The story was first reported by Breitbart News. “This is the dream of every terrorist in the world,” Shawn Moran, vice president...
  • Federal Court Ruling Cracks IRS Stonewall

    07/23/2014 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Judge Susan Dlott may not be a household name among conservatives; but the federal judge’s decision last week allowing a lawsuit against the IRS to move forward might make her one. By rejecting the demand from federal government attorneys that the case be dismissed, thereby allowing some of the charges to continue to trial, Dlott has struck a meaningful blow in support of those of us in America still committed to the pursuit of the truth and the rule of law. Her ruling is by no means a slam-dunk for the Tea Party groups involved in the lawsuit; but it...
  • A Policy So Bizzare, So Obama

    07/23/2014 4:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    Obama has a new get-tough policy with Russia. It’s called the War on the Billionaires. The United States is using narrow sanctions against Russian billionaires—private persons presumably-- some of whom Obama supposes supports Russia’s war in Ukraine. And the policy isn’t just bizarre; it’s Obama. He’s seen our war on millionaires here at home, and raised them a war on billionaires in Russia. “The U.S. and Europe are gearing up for a new round of sanctions expected to be announced this week that will impose travel bans and business sanctions against several Russian billionaires with ties to Russian President Vladimir...
  • Defining Life

    07/23/2014 4:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Sometimes people approach me and say that they are personally pro-life but pro-choice as a matter of public policy. In other words, they oppose abortion because they believe it is murder but wouldn't want to force their view on others who might disagree. Over Independence Day weekend, a young man from Boulder approached me and expressed a similar view but with a slightly different twist. Our constructive exchange inspired the present column. It is very easy to correct someone who thinks that abortion is murder but is reticent to "impose" that view on others. The proper thing to do...
  • Hillary's Bullying the Media

    07/23/2014 4:31:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Hillary Clinton's $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of publishing a future president. Worse yet, The Washington Post reported that according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton's book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data. By that measure, most readers barely started it. "The deepest into 'Hard Choices' the popular...
  • Policing America

    07/23/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Stossel
    I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today? Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. To a hammer, everything resembles a nail. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or robberies where hostages were taken. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year. It's...
  • The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

    07/23/2014 4:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why? Here's why: LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist. He's a protected elite -- Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human Rights Watch official -- with ready access to the White House. He and the left's other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government. LaMarche currently heads the shadowy...
  • The Middle East Disease is Anti-Semitism

    07/22/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, this is typical, sadly typical. I had a staff member, my trusted and loyal chief of staff, H.R., just said to me during the break, "My God, there's no law! Nothing means anything! Oh, my God, I'm depressed!" I said, "H.R., I've been where you are for five years." Ever since this guy was immaculated. Everything that's happening here I had a total -- I was like Nostradamus. I knew, not specifically, but I knew this kind of thing was going to happen. Remember the discussion yesterday, talking about Middle East peace and the Ukrainian situation,...
  • Flashback 2012: We Predicted Subsidies Would Trip Up Obamacare

    07/22/2014 6:47:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back on July 3rd, 2012. You can go look it up, with our brilliant exhaustive search feature at RushLimbaugh.com. "These 'State Exchanges' Are a Health Care DMV," is the slug line of the segment, and I am just gonna read to you excerpts of what I said that day, July 3rd, 2012. "[Michael Tanner]: 'One last wrinkle: It is those subsidies that trigger the penalty,' or the tax, whatever you want to call it, 'under Obamacare for employers who fail to provide workers with insurance. So states that don't set up exchanges could also escape the...
  • A Huge Day for the Rule of Law

    07/22/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, it's big. It's very, very big, but what the heck? Obama could just rewrite the law again if he wants to. He's already done that 71 times. That's the official count. It's either 41 or 71. I'm not sure, one of the two, probably 71. All the waivers, all the delays, all the rewrites, 71 executive changes to Obamacare, if you count the IRS and their interpretation of things. Anyway, it's a big ruling, if it holds, ladies and gentlemen. How are you? Great to be back with you. Rush Limbaugh here at the Limbaugh Institute...
  • You Blew It! TSA Literally Becomes a Joke

    07/22/2014 4:33:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    You Blew It! TSA Literally Becomes a Joke “TSA is the gold standard of airline security.” – John Pistole, director, TSA (Thousands Standing Around) Last week, roughly 2,000 people joined me for the annual FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, and it offered an opportunity to poke fun at the TSA, a federal agency that seems to probe and prod a bit too aggressively even when encountering innocent and harmless passengers. We performed a modern-day version of Camelot as our featured entertainment during Saturday evening’s gala and included a humorous scene of Sir Lancelot trying to arrive from France to aid...
  • HuffPo Attacks Companies for Making Too Much Profit

    07/22/2014 3:33:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Huffington Post is beside itself with indignant rage over companies moving their headquarters overseas to avoid paying the highest corporate income tax in the industrialized world. Feeling that Secretary Jack Lew was onto something when he accused companies of being economic traitors for reducing their tax burden, the HuffPo let loose a string of economic illiterate ramblings about the indecency of corporate profits.Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America. For 30 pieces of silver, it will...
  • A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

    07/22/2014 3:20:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a big believer in federalism, both as a matter of policy and politics. So you won’t be surprised that I’ve called for the abolition of the Department of Transportation. On more than one occasion. But when you’re trying to convince politicians to give up power and money, it takes a lot repetition. So, to paraphrase what Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter, here we go again. Dan Mitchell Urging Abolition of Department of Transportation I want to emphasize one part of the interview. I’m agnostic on the issue of whether America as a whole needs more infrastructure spending, but...
  • Getting Away With Murder

    07/22/2014 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Nuckols
    Vladimir Putin is hoping to get away with murder. Last week a civilian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system, and 298 innocent people died as a result. Simple logic and all the early evidence to point to Russia as the guilty party, but Putin smugly believes that he will get off scot-free. And he has good reasons to think so. He enjoys strong support from a gullible and fiercely nationalistic Russian public that uncritically believes the Kremlin’s propaganda. The militants who almost certainly brought down Malaysian Airways Flight MH 17 with Russian support...
  • When College Isn't Worth It

    07/22/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Charles Payne
    Much noise has been made about the growing student loan bubble and what kind of impact it will have on the economy when it goes “boom.” It is a reasonable question, but if you are thinking this is just like the housing bubble, or the tech/Internet- stock market bubble, you are wrong. There is no doubt that the rapid spike in student loans over the past five-years has been alarming, especially since the funding and now the risk comes at the expense of taxpayers. However, being accustomed to getting the short end of the stick when the world is turned...
  • The Biggest Hypocrites in America

    07/22/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Bill Kerpen
    Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming Super PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite. Tom Steyer made his fortune as an international coal financier while enticing investors with a tax-avoidance strategy featuring offshore shelters in the Caymans, Mauritius, and Singapore. Now he's using that fortune to support liberal Democrats who want to hike taxes and deny hardworking Americans access to the same...
  • How Investing Resembles Moviemaking More than Photo Taking

    07/22/2014 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chris Versace
    During the last few weeks, I’ve shared some important pre-trade and post-trade analytical steps that I do for each recommendation in my investment newsletter PowerTrend Profits and for positions in my Thematic Growth Portfolio. If you aren’t doing these, you need to go back and get started by re-reading these two bulletins. Since those two articles were published, I’ve received more than a few questions about what should be done in between the pre-trade and post-trade analysis. I thought that was a great question. But before I answer it, let’s consider the difference between a movie and a photograph. There...
  • D'Souza's America

    07/22/2014 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    Its friends in the media would have us think that Dinesh D’ Souza’s latest cinematic work, America: Imagine a World Without Her, is worth seeing because of the effectiveness with which D’ Souza demolishes the standard leftist charges leveled against the United States. I come away from this film with a dramatically different response. While D’ Souza is to be commended for establishing, by way of quite a few tidbits that promise to be news to most viewers, America hardly has a monopoly on “oppression,” what he gives with one hand D’ Souza takes with the other: D’ Souza not...
  • An Oath for Obama

    07/22/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Tom Purcell
    "I say it's high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution." "Update it?" "That's right. Our current president isn't following it much anyhow, so why don't you recite it from the top so we can get to work?" "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." "'I,' you say? Since some want our country to be more...
  • President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line

    07/22/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2014, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret. I am referring, of course, to your signing an executive order Monday banning “discrimination” by federal contractors against LGBT people, allowing for no religious exemptions of any kind. This was an outrageous act of discrimination against religion in the name of anti-discrimination, an act of bullying people of faith in the name of the prevention...
  • Layoffs Prove the Deceit of Amnesty

    07/22/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The shocking announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs is still sinking in. Most of those employees do not have a realistic chance of obtaining as good a job as the one they are losing. In the United States, the number of engineering jobs has been sharply declining. In 2002 the number of electrical engineering jobs in the United States was 385,000, but despite increased demand for technology, the job total dropped to only 300,000 last year. And that number is not even for American workers, because thousands of these jobs are soaked up by the H-1B visa racket,...
  • One round trip to Gaza, Please

    07/22/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Despite their reluctance, the Israelis are back in Gaza -- for the third time in a decade, and for who knows how many times to come. It's become almost a regularly scheduled round trip by now. Their reluctance is understandable; Gaza has been a trap since the old days. Specifically, the Old Testament days. ("The Philistines are upon thee, Samson!" --Judges 16:20.) All of which may explain why the Israelis didn't invade this time until Hamas rejected their (and the Egyptians') repeated offers of a truce. Now they're back to block the tunnels Hamas was using, or rather planning...
  • Rand Paul: Less Government, More Sharing Economy

    07/22/2014 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Who will be the GOP nominee in 2016? I don't know, but I have a pretty good idea who the running mate will be: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Unless Paul is the nominee. A new NBC News/Marist poll found that Paul would be the top GOP vote-getter against Hillary Clinton in critically important Iowa and New Hampshire; political reporter Chuck Todd duly has proclaimed Paul the Republican front-runner. So I had to see the libertarian-leaning darling Saturday. He delivered a keynote speech to the LincolnLabs' "Reboot 2014" confab of libertarian-leaning techies, also known as "conservatarians." You'd expect the audience...
  • The Threat To The Scientific Method

    07/22/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Patrick Michaels
    The legacy of Franklin Roosevelt is harming American science. At the end of World War II, President Roosevelt asked Vannevar Bush, who oversaw the explosively successful Manhattan Project, if there was a way that the horde of scientists recruited to produce The Bomb could somehow be kept in government employment. Within eight months, Bush sketched out a blueprint in which the Universities, not the government, would be the employers, but that the pay, either for faculty or for hired researchers, would actually originate from federal science agencies, cabinet departments, or the clandestines. The consequences were obvious. Universities charge 50...
  • The Day of the Hawk

    07/22/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan's raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of KAL 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, was mass murder in the second degree. Seeing an aircraft intrude into Russian air space, Soviet officers brutally ordered it shot down. The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children. It was a horrendous military blunder, like the U.S. shoot-down of the Iranian Airbus by the...
  • Is There a Russian Conscience? A European?

    07/22/2014 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it? Those who held the organic view argued that the change from czar to commissar was only one of degree. Both were tyrannies, the latter more tyrannical than the former. I agreed with the second view, that communism was something radically new, not a logical, let alone inevitable, Russian path. The czars were autocrats, not genocidal totalitarians. I have to admit that in recent years, I...
  • No More Aid to the Palestinian Authority

    07/22/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their condemnation was hedged by calls for "restraint" on "both sides" and "proportionality" in Israel's response to the attacks. There is little or no mention of Hamas' directive to ignore Israel's warning to leave homes in areas where the rockets have been placed among civilians. The Hamas strategy is to parade the bodies of the dead before TV cameras to demonstrate Israel's "cruelty"...
  • What Needs Resetting

    07/22/2014 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site. Yes, "Putin's men." Calling them "Russian separatists" unnecessarily dignifies them. They are supplied, armed and trained by the despot in the Kremlin. At the very least, Putin is responsible for arming these dangerous actors. At most, it's possible the missile wasn't fired by Ukrainians at all, but by Russians, which would answer President Barack Obama's question: "What do they...