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  • How to Fight the Left Effectively

    10/11/2018 9:48:23 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Great Read!! ...take the 10 minutes, you'll be glad. "".....If you're a conned-servative who gets sand thrown in your eyes and your kneecaps kicked off and slashed with a broken bottle and then still fights the next time by Queensberry rules, this article isn't for you. But if you're disturbed by the left's behavior these last years and want to know how to handle these people whose "mask has been dropping," understand this: behind that mask is the Devil. If you're not a person of faith, view this as a thought exercise. It's one that connedservatives – those nice guys...
  • Trump 2020?

    10/06/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 74 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | October 5, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    I have long been critical of Republicans who abandoned principles to stand with Trump and I am as critical of Republicans who abandon principles to oppose Trump. Principle should stay because people go. The Kavanaugh nomination has been clarifying in this regard. Seeing some conservatives willing to aid and abet character assassins because Trump nominated Kavanaugh is disgusting. I find myself in an odd position where, for the first time, I see myself, one of the original so-called “Never Trump conservatives,” voting for President Trump in 2020. I have inevitably concluded at times that Trump would do something to push...
  • Top Conservatives To WaPo: Stop ‘Dishonest’ Label Of Jennifer Rubin As ‘Conservative’

    10/04/2018 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 4, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Washington Post’s continued labeling of blogger Jennifer Rubin as a “conservative” in the years since she has repeatedly rejected conservative ideas and principles is an example of why the American people are unable to trust the media, more than three dozen top conservative leaders say.“In truth, it is nearly impossible to discern any conservatism in Rubin’s contemporary writing,” the leaders said in an October 3 letter to the Washington Post editorial board. Citing the rejection of her previous positions on climate change, gun control, Middle East foreign policy, tax cuts, immigration, and abortion, the group said the notion that...
  • Violence, Threats, and the Christian Response

    10/04/2018 4:48:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 3, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    Being conservative is a dangerous business these days. Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md.) is the latest Republican to find that out, Capitol Police say. A clash over marijuana policy outside Dr. Harris's office turned violent when a group of protestors stormed into Harris's office and assaulted him. Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery was there and tweeted that Congressman Harris was "trying to hold his office door closed but was not successful." The demonstrators, she insisted, "were smoking weed."Across town, officials were busy investigating at least two packages of ricin that had been sent to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Admiral John...
  • Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

    09/20/2018 9:39:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Kitco News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word on rulings appealed from lower courts on disputes involving federal law. Their rulings can be challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most such appeals are turned away because the top court typically hears fewer than 100 cases annually. Eleven of the courts handle cases from specific multi-state regions, one handles cases...
  • Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing (should be watched again and again)

    09/09/2018 5:57:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Ben Sasse can be an ass, but he is superb in this video.
  • In search of Sarah Palin

    09/04/2018 7:22:41 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 72 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | September 4, 2018 | Adrienne Ross
    It may be hard to believe I had already been mulling over this topic and am not writing in response to anything, but it’s true. For weeks, maybe a couple of months, I have considered writing it, thought I was ready for it, pushed it back after the death of Sen. John McCain, and now, have pushed it forward in light of the same. He is not the subject of this reflection. Timing just necessitates I mention him. My focus here is Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and McCain’s vice presidential running mate. I have shared many times...
  • Is It a Conspiracy Theory to Suggest Google Is Biased Against Conservatives?

    08/30/2018 9:50:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/30/2018 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted the results of a PJ Media investigation into Google News results about bias on Alphabet's search engine giant. Mainstream media outlets attacked Trump's suggestion as a "conspiracy theory," but there is reason to think tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are biased against conservatives."Google search results for 'Trump News' shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media," the president tweeted. "In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out....
  • Katie Pavlich and Candace Owens on why they are conservative (video, w/ Mark Levin)

    08/29/2018 7:42:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/2018 | Staff
    MARK LEVIN, HOST: Hello America. I'm Mark Levin. This is "Life, Liberty & Levin." We have two great guests. Katie Pavlich, how are you? KATIE PAVLICH, CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR AND AUTHOR: Nice to see you, Mark. Thank you so much. LEVIN: Candace Owens, how are you? CANDACE OWENS, TURNING POINT USA: Very good to see you. LEVIN: Two of the very great, young, smart, intellectual conservatives who I wanted on the program. Katie Pavlich, in 2010, you earned your Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona. After completing your degree in 2010, you moved to Washington,...
  • Supreme Court decisions could curb campus censorship

    08/24/2018 9:28:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    Recent First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court could force courts and university administrators to take a closer look at controversial practices that have marginalized certain political views – often conservative ones – on campus. Free speech on campus has emerged as a hot debate in recent years, amid a rash of speakers being disinvited or violently protested. These issues are often handled in-house – but now, the courts could hold sway. “We should expect college campuses to truly be marketplaces of ideas where students learn to value free speech and open inquiry and take that lesson with them as...
  • What's the matter with Arizona?

    08/24/2018 8:55:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2018 | Kevin Tharp
    President Trump was elected in no small part by advocating for strong border security and immigration enforcement. So why are we, as a nation, still debating immigration policy? Part of the reason is that the voters have sent mixed signals with whom they elect versus what they really want. The politicians would understand if the voters followed through with a clear message. Consider the case of Arizona. Arizona voters enacted their own immigration law, which was tough on illegal aliens and border enforcement. But at the federal level, two of the four Republicans in the Gang of Eight, who wrote...
  • What Conservative Canon?

    08/20/2018 10:59:57 AM PDT · by oblomov · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Paul Gottfried
    In 2012, I came across a scholarly article in a journal on rhetoric on "The Conservative Canon and Its Uses." The author, Michael J. Lee, undertook to explain why the American conservative movement had put together a "secular canon" featuring its leading thinkers. According to Lee, this selection of books and seminal authors has been designed to forge a "spiritual bond" among groups that otherwise have exhibited sharp disagreement. Conventional libertarians, social traditionalists, and anarcho-capitalists, to name just three such groups, have been able to cooperate on common purposes because a canon has been created that embraces figures from all...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 57 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Conservative Over a White Billionaire

    08/10/2018 6:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan.  How can that be?  Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks "hanging on a tree."  Folks, as a black Tea Party activist since 2008, I can tell you this is the evil slander of salt-of-the-earth patriotic white voters I have been fighting.  Black conservative John James won Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary because he shares the values of most Americans.  James boldly expresses his desire to help Trump Make America Great Again.  Voters chose James because of...
  • Dennis Prager on the Suicidal West, Jewish Leftism, Immigration Values-Phobia, Social Media Censors

    08/01/2018 6:17:14 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-08-01 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had nationally syndicated radio host, columnist, author of numerous books, teacher, film producer and co-founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager, on the podcast to discuss among other things: How Dennis Prager ended up a conservative as an Ivy League-educated Jewish intellectual from Brooklyn, New York -- contrary to so many of his peers How perceptions of human nature divide Left and Right Whether government has filled the void of religion for the increasingly secular and progressive American coasts How the good intentions that underlie Leftist policy prescriptions lead to horrendous outcomes...
  • Inside Bannon's Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right [vs Soros]

    07/28/2018 8:05:33 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/20/2018 | Nico Hines
    Bannon is moving to Europe to set up The Movement, a populist foundation to rival George Soros and spark a right-wing revolt across the continent. LONDON—Steve Bannon plans to go toe-to-toe with George Soros and spark a right-wing revolution in Europe. Trump’s former White House chief advisor told The Daily Beast that he is setting up a foundation in Europe called The Movement which he hopes will lead a right-wing populist revolt across the continent starting with the European Parliament elections next spring. The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research...
  • Legendary Legal Scholar Richard Epstein on Classical Liberalism, Regulation, Free Speech (AUDIO)

    07/27/2018 7:09:16 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-27 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had legendary classical liberal legal theorist and longtime professor at University of Chicago Law School and now at NYU Law, Professor Richard Epstein, on the podcast to discuss among other things: The role that Professor Epstein's famous book, "Takings" played in Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing -- and then-Senator Joe Biden's hectoring Professor Epstein's groundbreaking theories on private property rights, eminent domain and the Takings and Commerce Clauses The practical argument against progressivism Whether we should deconstruct the administrative state, and if so how to do it The danger to...
  • Seeing Trump's Forest

    07/27/2018 6:07:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Writing in the The Weekly Standard, Andy Smarick warns fellow President Trump critics against falling into the seductive trap of weighing Trump's actions piecemeal and missing the cumulative effect of his assault on dignity, if I may paraphrase. Smarick seems concerned that GOP Trump foes are lowering their standards, relaxing their guard, perhaps even slowly warming up to Trump because of policy successes he's accumulating. If you weigh his good and his bad actions and statements on a ledger, you will miss the damage to civil society Trump is surely causing. "In recent months, a consensus has emerged among...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Brett Kavanaugh: Don’t Worry, Conservatives — Everybody You Like Loves This Guy

    07/10/2018 8:11:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Brett Kavanaugh is a fine pick for the Supreme Court. Yes, Amy Coney Barrett might have triggered a clarifying culture war Ragnarök. Yes, at 53, if confirmed, Kavanaugh will probably be on the Court until “only” the 2040s. Yes, some Democrats will point to Kavanaugh’s work with Ken Starr and his role in investigating the suicide of Vince Foster and attempt to demonize him with those long-ago tawdry chapters of presidential history. Yes, Kavanaugh is “establishment” in the sense that he worked on the Florida recount and in the Bush White House. Yes, twelve years on the D.C. Circuit Court...