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  • President George W. Bush on Compassionate Conservatism

    01/17/2019 1:25:07 AM PST · by granada · 50 replies
    GWB Institute ^ | 2018 | William McKenzie
    Compassionate conservatism remains as relevant today as when President George W. Bush campaigned for president on its principles in 2000. In this conversation, President Bush takes a deep dive into the philosophy. From helping displaced workers at home through economic policy, to defending the oppressed overseas, to ensuring a quality education for all, the core responsibility of government is to care for its people. "I do think respect and civility are possible. Ultimately, wise leaders are going to sense this feeling of frustration among voters and rise above all of this. For example, when Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and I...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • Tucker Carlson Has Sparked the Most Interesting Debate in Conservative Politics

    01/11/2019 8:13:59 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 77 replies
    Vox ^ | 1/10/19 | Jane Coaston
    Last Wednesday, the conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson started a fire on the right after airing a prolonged monologue on his show that was, in essence, an indictment of American capitalism. America’s “ruling class,” Carlson says, are the “mercenaries” behind the failures of the middle class — including sinking marriage rates — and “the ugliest parts of our financial system.” He went on: “Any economic system that weakens and destroys families is not worth having. A system like that is the enemy of a healthy society.” He concluded with a demand for “a fair country. A decent country. A...
  • The Bill Kristol Titanic

    01/05/2019 10:17:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/5/18 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Bill Kristol's newest project, The Bulwark, and explain why his project will capsize.
  • Conservatives Triumphant Over Free Speech Hating UC Berkeley

    12/07/2018 6:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/07/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Conservatives scored a major legal victory against UC Berkeley which has agreed to compensate Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans for trampling the First Amendment rights of conservative speakers and students on its campus. "Young America’s Foundation is thrilled that, after more than a year of UC Berkeley battling against the First Amendment rights of its own students, the University finally felt the heat and saw the light of their unconstitutional censorship," said YAF spokesman Spencer Brown. "YAF’s landmark victory for free expression—long squelched by Berkeley’s scheming administrators who weaponized flawed policies to target conservatives—shows that the battle...
  • The Truth about the FIRST STEP Act

    12/02/2018 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    As a former federal prosecutor, I am clear-eyed about crime. Unlike some reformers, I don’t think our justice system is fundamentally broken, unjust, or corrupt. I have nothing but respect for law-enforcement officials, who put themselves in danger every single day in order to protect the public. I know from experience that dangerous criminals exist — individuals who are incapable of or uninterested in rehabilitation and change. We should throw the book at those people. But my time as a prosecutor also tells me that not every criminal is dangerous or incapable of living a productive life. My faith as...
  • A Middle-Aged Career Woman on the Lies of Feminism She Learned Too Late

    11/29/2018 12:54:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 153 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 27, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Every Wednesday, the second hour of my national radio show is the “Male/Female Hour.” A few weeks ago, a woman named Jennifer called in.For reasons of space, I have somewhat shortened her comments. Every young woman should read them. This is precisely what she said:“Dennis, I want to get right to it. I’m 50 years old with four college degrees. I was raised by a feminist mother with no father in the home. My mother told me get an education to the maximum level so that you can get out in the world, make a lot of money. And that’s...
  • Wayne Stayskal: Cartoonist Extraordinaire

    11/22/2018 9:59:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Google "Great American Political Cartoonists" and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka "Herblock") of The Washington Post, (Paul) Conrad of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and several other cartoonists whose work, if not their names, are familiar to newspaper readers. One name that will take more than a cursory search to find is Wayne Stayskal, for many years a cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, later the Tampa Tribune and syndicated worldwide. Wayne passed away Tuesday morning. He was 87. The most likely reason his name is not among the "famous" is...
  • What do Leftists think about the 2018 election?

    11/17/2018 3:09:28 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    ... However, apart from ideology, all the leftist parties of the United States are united by the amazing ability to transform election day into election week, and then into election month. Moreover, if you gave free rein to the Trotskyists, then their slogan, "permanent revolution" would be replaced by the slogan, "permanent elections." Differences in the assessment of the current events by the American leftist parties are not something extraordinary. Traditionally, the leftists criticize all those who appear to be to the right of themselves. Therefore, for example, the Trotskyists are always criticized only on the right, and no one...
  • Conservatism vs. Progressivism

    11/05/2018 9:52:37 PM PST · by hawaiianninja · 5 replies
    The Heritage Foundation / YouTube ^ | 31Oct2018 | Genevieve Wood
    The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood explains three fundamental differences between being a Conservative and being a Progressive.
  • 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...