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  • Progressives on the Brink

    05/24/2018 4:35:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Because they view President Trump in these extreme terms, progressives view themselves not as violent extremists, but as "the resistance."  But resistance implies that there exists something worthy of resisting.  The progressive resistance began just seconds after Trump was declared the victor on election night.  The resistance was not engendered by anything Trump had actually done.  It was just a refusal to accept any candidate who varied from the left's own line of thinking. That sort of reaction, reminiscent of what happened with the election of George W. Bush, is a dangerous turn in American politics.  It implies that the left refuses to accept any...
  • Facepalm: Obama Spy Chief Says Russia Decided Outcome of 2016 Election

    05/24/2018 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Obama’s former spy chief, James Clapper, is on a roll as of late. The ex-Director of National Intelligence has come to the defense of the intelligence community. Last week, it was reported that Stefan Halper, a longtime CIA operative and Cambridge University professor, spied on the Trump campaign, trying to make contacts with George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and Sam Clovis. Yet, to Clapper, this isn’t spying. It was just a confidential source trying to glean information under false pretenses to see if there was any Russian collusion—and so far, there hasn’t been any evidence to suggest the Kremlin was tipping...
  • Can We Hope To Keep Our Republic When One Of The Parties Supports Tyranny?

    05/24/2018 8:10:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Think about this – a significant portion of our country, including a majority of its elite, thinks that it’s A-OK for a Democrat administration to spy on a Republican candidate. Think hard about that. And think about whether or not we can ever put the pieces of our shattered republic back together again if we can’t even agree that using government power against our political enemies is a bad thing.But the terrifying truth is that liberals and their Never Trump enablers actually think this kind of tyranny is a good thing. You see, they think Normal Americans are so transcendently...
  • How the Russia Investigation Helps Trump

    05/23/2018 5:37:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, for the first time in months, a generic ballot poll showed Republicans beating Democrats in the midterm elections. According to Reuters, Republicans are now leading by six points. And while that poll is obviously an outlier, the movement of the generic ballot in the direction of Republicans isn't: The average lead for Democrats has been dropping steadily since late February, from a nine-point lead to a four-point lead. Why? Certainly, the economy has something to do with it: The job market continues to boom; the stock market continues to hover around 25,000; and GDP continues to grow...
  • It Didn't Use to Be This Way

    05/22/2018 3:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 136 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    One telling detail keeps escaping the men and women of words who would end school shootings by one expedient or another: gun control, better security, the arming of teachers, more careful vetting of potential gunmen and so forth. The detail of which I speak: We didn't use to endure this horror. It didn't happen. The urgent question that flows from this detail: Why not? Well, to start with, because things were different, prior to the shooting fests, which break so many hearts and generate so much despair. Right, yes -- but different in what way? I will take a crack...
  • Journalism, Redefined by Wolfe

    05/22/2018 3:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    If aficionados of writing and writers wonder how what was once an audacious breakthrough for journalism became the standard which dominates the writing trade, they need look no further than the rise of one preternaturally talented journalist. In his time he became the very embodiment of that curious mix of news, gossip, literature, whimsy and other flavors called journalism. It takes a dedication above and beyond the call of duty to write the way Tom Wolfe did. Was there anything Mr. Wolfe could not transform from brass into gold? It is hard to think of a precedent for his dizzying...
  • Hold On, The FBI Was Spying On The Trump Campaign *Before*

    05/22/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Who is the FBI spy that was trying to glean information on the Trump campaign? Well, reportedly, it’s longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper. And no, it wasn’t leaked. If this is true, and most likely it is, there’s enough public information on him, along with the news media leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that confirmed his identity. They were as subtle as a sledgehammer.Last week, it was reported that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was later revealed by Axios that Halper had tried to get a top-level job in the administration...
  • The GOP's Fear Factor

    05/22/2018 5:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he could not have foreseen today's Republican Party. A bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that would require the federal government to balance the budget each year was soundly defeated last week in the Senate. Even Paul admitted he thought the bill had no chance, but he told the Washington Post his purpose was to point out Republican hypocrisy. Paul accused his Republican colleagues of engaging in an "unholy alliance" with Democrats to keep increasing spending, thereby adding to the deficit and...
  • Trade Deals Must Protect Intellectual Property Rights

    05/22/2018 5:25:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Donald Trump is now deep into trade negotiations with China and NAFTA 2.0 negotiations with Canada and Mexico. We are strong free traders, but we believe that Trump's plans to negotiate better trade agreements that reduce trade barriers abroad are right on the mark. He also has to make sure those deals fully protect U.S. intellectual property, or what is commonly called know-how. American investments, ingenuity and entrepreneurship have made intellectual property one of our nation's most important assets. IP-intensive industries, including software, biotechnology and entertainment, now support nearly one-third of all U.S. jobs. But too often, our foreign trading...
  • Fake News -- the Mainstream Media Version

    05/22/2018 5:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Long before fake news became a hot topic, liberals in the mainstream media were practicing their own special brand of fake news. They weren't misleading the public for malicious reasons; it was quite the opposite. They were simply showing off their humanity. The best examples of this fake news-for-a-good-cause go back to the 1980s, when two of the biggest stories in America involved the rise in homelessness (in the age of Reagan) and the national scare over a new disease called AIDS. I was a correspondent at CBS News at the time and I witnessed firsthand how -- and why...
  • Liberalism’s Impact on Abhorrent Behavior

    05/22/2018 5:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas brings out the same tired rhetoric from the left. They’re blaming guns, the NRA, and President Trump. What the left isn’t doing, however, is offering new and pragmatic solutions. Legislators can’t pass up opportunities to score political points in the aftermath of tragedies, especially mass shootings. They flaunt their sensitivity, a little thing called virtue signaling. The public already knows how terrible they feel about the tragedy – something we all share. Unfortunately, it’s become a ritual: demand action against guns, propose useless legislation, and create a media frenzy. The initial shock...
  • Hillary Sports Soviet Hat at Yale, Tapped for “Impact” Award at Harvard

    05/21/2018 5:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Hillary got some kind of a human rights, civil rights, plug-it-up rights, I don’t know what it was, at Yale, and she donned an old Soviet hat. She can’t get over it. She’s still whining and crying, and yet here’s Obama saying, “If you start whining before the game’s even over, if things are going badly, you start blaming somebody else, you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.” Hello, Hillary Clinton. Well, she doesn’t have what it takes to be in the job. She never has had what it takes to be in the...
  • Having the Deep State Investigate Itself Is Like Having Col. Sanders Investigate Chicken Deaths

    05/21/2018 12:19:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite 5. We’re gonna go back to James Clapper. Now, this was Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. And after the New York Times and Washington Post ran their stories late last week outing a spy, outing an informant in the Trump campaign, Clapper went on CNN to say it was a good thing, that it was a very valuable thing. And he’s back again! He did it again today. He’s on with Fredo Cuomo, who says, “The president doesn’t like it, has ordered the DOJ to investigate. Are you okay with that?” CLAPPER: No, I’m not. I...
  • The Latest Whopper -- The FBI Was Actually Trying to ‘Protect Trump’

    05/21/2018 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2018 | Brian C.oondeph
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave... when first we practice to deceive.” This quote is attributed to Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish historian and novelist. Too bad he wasn’t available for a sermon at the royal wedding this past weekend, rather than social justice preacher Bishop Michael Curry. The House of Windsor certainly wove a tangled web over the decades.The Deep State has been weaving its own tangled web of Russian collusion for the past two years beginning with Russia supposedly hacking the 2016 election, creating the electoral outcome they desired. It has since morphed into Trump colluding with...
  • Five Things That Won’t Stop School Shootings and the One That Will

    05/21/2018 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    As the horrific events at Santa Fe High school unfolded, all the usual experts popped up on TV panels and interviews once again recycling their “never again” and “we’ve-gotta-do-something” solutions. These are respected authorities like former DOJ special agents, sheriffs, former NYPD detectives, and parents of children killed in previous school shootings.   And not one single thing they recommended to stop school massacres will work. More gun laws. Every state has literally volumes of gun laws. Killers, usually not old enough to legally buy a gun, have proved themselves very resourceful in obtaining one despite all the laws. At...
  • Make Schools Safe Again: Repeal The Gun-Free School Zones Act

    05/21/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    Another mass shooting, and another round of talking heads is clamoring for “common-sense” gun control.  The latest massacre, at Santa Fe High School in Texas, lead to the murder of 10 people by deranged teenager Dimitrious Pagourtzis, who stole the firearms from his father. After suffering intense humiliation from a would-be girlfriend, he went on a shooting spree in unhinged retaliation. This is beyond terrible. The rapid pace of gun massacres must be confronted, especially at public schools.The media are not helping, of course. They over-cover these tragedies and relentless push a gun control agenda. We still don’t know what...
  • How Trump Can Dismantle Obamacare Without Congress

    05/21/2018 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    After more than eight years of promising to end Obamacare, Republicans in Congress—despite having control of both the House and Senate—have failed to stop this disastrous health care law. But thanks to an important provision Republicans included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when they passed the law in December 2017, the Trump administration may soon have an opportunity to end Obamacare without Congress, which might force Republican congressmen to finally get their act together and pass health care legislation that would empower states and local governments and free health care markets from costly federal government mandates. As I have...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Thinks School Attacks Don’t Happen Where There Are ‘Real, Sensible Gun Laws’

    05/21/2018 5:27:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Before launching into the tired jokes that would normally begin his late-night show on Friday, Jimmy Kimmel - or ‘America’s Conscience’ (in his own mind at least), felt the need to give his audience yet another lecture on gun control.“So [politicians] sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing,” said Kimmel. “They just wait for the outrage to pass because it didn’t happen to their children. The least you can do is register to vote, right now. Make sure we vote for politicians who will do something.”Since another sadistic...
  • Protect Our Children and DEMAND Armed, Trained School Security

    05/21/2018 5:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Santa Fe is the latest tragedy in a line of catastrophic school shootings. Our children are sitting ducks in their schools these days.Our children are everything to us. They are our future. Our happiness. Our light.Why is it that we do not protect our most precious humans like we protect our banks, or police stations, or courthouses? Why are Americans so lackadaisical when it comes to school security measures?The Problem:I attended a City Council meeting and observed PTA mothers ask City Council to NOT place any armed police officers in their kids’ school. They said they did not want anyone armed...
  • Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble

    05/20/2018 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2048 | Kurt Schlichter
    How does the left think that normal people are going to react to the left’s rejection of the idea of rational discussion and debate and it’s attempt to keep them from participating in their own governance? What does the elite think lurks at the bottom of that slippery slope? Do liberals think the normals will A) meekly submit to abuse and be cowed into submission, or B) that the normals will grow even more militant and make their voices heard in other, nastier ways?Spoiler: The answer is B. Donald Trump is just one manifestation of the blowback against the rule-by-contempt our alleged betters currently...