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  • The GOP’s electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It’s about demographics.

    05/08/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major. Donald Trump’s victory last week in Indiana’s primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall. Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.
  • The Winds of Political Change… And Why You Almost Never Feel Them Coming

    03/06/2005 9:52:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 487+ views
    American Heritage ^ | February/March 2005 | Kevin Baker
    "This was the greatest vote, the greatest margin and the greatest percentage (61 percent) that any President had ever drawn from the American people; we shall live long before we see its like again," the inventor of the modern campaign chronicle, Theodore H. White, wrote after Lyndon Johnson's lopsided triumph over Barry Goldwater in 1964. In fact we would see its like again twice in the next 20 years, and from the Republican side, as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan swamped their opponents in 1972 and 1984, respectively... Those gripped by either despair or euphoria over the 2004 election might...
  • GOP Plants Flag on New Voting Frontier

    11/23/2004 11:52:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 1,596+ views
    LA Times ^ | Mon Nov 22 2004, 7:55 AM ET | Ronald Brownstein and Richard Rainey, with contributions by Kathleen Hennessey
    In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Together, these fast-growing communities provided Bush a punishing 1.72 million vote advantage over Democrat John F. Kerry, according to a Times analysis of election results. That was almost half the president's total margin of victory... In states like Ohio, Minnesota and Virginia, Republican strength in these outer suburbs is offsetting Democratic gains over the last decade in more established — and often more affluent...
  • The Republican Party's Diminishing Strength in New York

    09/09/2004 11:19:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 638+ views
    Gotham Gazette (dot com) ^ | June 7, 2004 | Gerald Benjamin
    At the turn of the 20th century, both United States senators from New York were Republicans; at the turn of the 21st century, both were Democrats. In 1904, 20 of 37 New York members of the House of Representatives were Republican; in 2004, 19 of 29 New York Congress members were Democrats. Of the 13 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the city, only one - Vito Fossella of Staten Island – is a Republican... At the same time, the painful truth is that slow-growing New York has become increasingly less important in national electoral politics. When Dwight...
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the convention’s Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think we’ve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...
  • This is how the suburbs die

    03/01/2016 10:15:16 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/21/206 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    In 1974, corporate behemoth GE moved its headquarters from Manhattan to the suburban Fairfield, Connecticut. Last week, it announced that it was leaving Fairfield for Boston's waterfront district. And as GE goes, it has people wondering whether the suburbs are going to lose their economic lifeblood. Mad Men reminded us that mid-century advertising executives worked in the heart of Manhattan, but slowly began their retreat to the burbs as crime exploded in New York City. The corporate offices followed them and their growing families in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Christians 'Declining Sharply' in America; Unaffiliated Rising, Now Hold Greater Population Share

    05/12/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An extensive study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Christians are declining sharply in America in terms of population share, while the religiously unaffiliated are rising, and now make up a larger share than American Catholics. The rise of religious intermarriages was one trend linked to the growth of the unaffiliated. The report, which was released on Tuesday, stated: "The drop in the Christian share of the population has been driven mainly by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics. Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately 3 percentage points since 2007. The evangelical Protestant share...
  • Half of all Londoners will be foreign-born by 2031

    01/26/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Robinson
    Foreigners living in London set to outnumber native Britons in 16 years Capital's immigrant population will hit five million for the first time in 2031 They will overtake number of British-born residents, which's on the decline In 1971 it was more than 6m but this will sink below 5m in coming decades Total population, currently at 8.7m, will hit 10m in 2031 and 11m in 2041 The number of foreign-born people living in London will outnumber native Britons by 2031, it was revealed today. The immigrant population of the capital will reach at least five million in 16 years -...
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • The Almost Exclusively White Phenomenon of Conservatism

    05/24/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2014 | John Bennett
    Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro (italics added): The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging. And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon. If there were validity to Barro’s observation, then any anti-government political philosophy (that wished to survive) would seek to reduce immigration. After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants. Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality is...
  • Demography and the Future of the GOP (Michael Barone)

    05/13/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Barone
    In recent years, the Democratic hold on key constituencies has weakened considerably.Demography is destiny, we are often told, and rightly — up to a point. The American electorate is made up of multiple identifiable segments, defined in various ways: by race and ethnicity, by age cohort, by region and religiosity (or lack thereof), by economic status and interest. Over time, some segments become larger and some smaller. Some prove to be politically crucial, given the political alignments of the time. Others become irrelevant as they lose cohesion and identity. From the results of the 2008 presidential election, many pundits prophesied...
  • 'Dying' Russia's Birth Rate Is Now Higher Than The United States'

    09/15/2013 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 25, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    This was not the headline that the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics gave its recent release of provisional fertility data for 2012. But for the first time, in 2012 Russia’s birth rate actually exceeded that of the United States. This is a significant reversal from the past when the US had a birth rate that was as much as 75% higher than Russia’s. The speed and scale of the convergence is impressive. Since 2008, the Russian birth rate has increased by about 10% while the United States has slumped by about 9%. [snip] Essentially, Russian wages have never been...

    06/10/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT · by forty_years · 21 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    The Senate is poised to vote tomorrow on an immigration amnesty bill that may destroy America. Urge your senators to vote NO Tuesday on the "motion to proceed" which would bring the amnesty bill, S. 744, to the Senate floor. You can save this great nation with just a little time and effort: Immediately send a FREE pre-written fax to your two senators;Immediately find their phone numbers and call your two senators and say, "I urge you to vote NO Tuesday on the 'motion to proceed' which would bring the amnesty bill, S. 744, to the Senate floor;" and,Immediately email...
  • ACT NOW to stop immigration amnesty from destroying the American dream

    05/15/2013 4:46:34 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies ^ | May 15, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    The mere thought of granting amnesty to 11 -- 20 million illegal immigrants should frighten any common sense American citizen. Amnesty means that wannabe tyrants like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Michael Bloomberg, and Barack Obama will achieve their "dream of a permanent Democratic majority" in the U.S. The entire political, cultural, social, and economic landscape created by our Founding Fathers will be destroyed by amnesty. Concerned citizens must engage in the democratic process to stop the current immigration "reform" madness. This article provides them with all the tools they need to do so by clicking here. Please take action NOW...
  • The Politics of Demographics

    03/20/2013 1:52:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2013 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    At first glance one might think that politicians get elected by studying the concerns of voters through focus groups and polls; then addressing those concerns with the goal of getting a plurality of votes. But since FDR, the government has been not just studying the concerns of voters, but has very aggressively shaped and built up the demographic characteristics of cities in order to build up their electorate. The most important demographic fact to politicians is the reality that about 75% of American voters live in urban areas. This may... --snip-- Here's how it was done: the state of Illinois...
  • Amnesty Will Not Draw Hispanics to the GOP

    01/31/2013 3:11:01 PM PST · by River Hawk · 19 replies ^ | Jan. 31st. 2013 | Tom Tancredo
    In 2006 and 2007, Republicans promoting amnesty favored the cliche, “Immigrants do the jobs Americans won’t do.” It was a bad argument then, and with unemployment still hovering around or over 9%, for the last five years, no one even bothers with that anymore. Instead, Republicans are selling amnesty based solely on political expediency. The new cliche is that Republicans will never win the Hispanic vote unless they support amnesty. John McCain, who led the last great push for amnesty says. "The Republican Party is losing the support of our Hispanic citizens. And we realize this is an issue in...
  • If demography is destiny, good news for Texas, North Dakota and D.C.

    01/02/2013 7:55:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michael Barone
    Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the census was conducted in April 2010 and to almost 313 million in...
  • The Demographic Cliff (Fiscal cliffs aren’t the only thing that menace America)

    12/21/2012 3:02:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/21/2012
    The New York Times has finally discovered that fiscal cliffs aren’t the only thing that menace the modern nation-state. There’s a demographic cliff, too. A couple weeks ago, the Times’s Ross Douthat wrote a column about America’s bleak demographic future and suggested that the reason we aren’t having enough babies is that we’ve become a decadent society. Douthat’s column touched off something of a firestorm on the left as liberal writers flipped out over the ideas that (1) There aren’t enough babies; (2) More babies would be a good thing; and (3) The dearth of babies suggests there might be...
  • Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

    12/12/2012 10:18:34 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12-12-12 | AP
    White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom...
  • The Demographic Cliff: How will our society survive as it becomes older and numbers become fewer?

    12/04/2012 10:09:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2012 | Jerome Koch
    Lost within the tsunami of campaign reporting was a study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on October 3, 2012. The report, titled "Births: Preliminary Data for 2011," passed through the 24-hour news cycle with hardly a mention. The only reason I heard about it was due to a short blurb carried by a local outlet, which reported a significant drop in teenage births. This news item was, of course, reported as positive. But the full report and its tables of statistics reveals nothing positive whatsoever. According to the CDC numbers, 2011 was a banner year. It recorded...
  • Demography Isn't Destiny When Voters Are Economically Informed

    10/19/2012 5:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/19/2012 | Carrie Lukas
    Political handicappers make it sound as if demography is destiny when it comes to which policies and candidates people support. Women are presumed to support Democrats; men to favor Republicans. Young Americans vote for liberals, while seniors go conservative. Voters in Southern states are reliably red; the coasts and Northeast are blue. Yet new research suggests that another factor powerfully affects one’s policy and political preferences: One’s awareness of basic truths about the U.S. economy. The Independent Women’s Voice, an educational advocacy organization, has been researching the relationship between economic literacy and support for policy ideas. Most recently, IWV commissioned...
  • Demography is Destiny: Why the Falling U.S. Birth Rates Are So Troubling

    10/07/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/07/2012 | By JOSH SANBURN
    We’re becoming Europe. At least, that’s what a long line of U.S. birth-rate figures seems to being telling us. And that’s bad news for the future of the country.New numbers released by the U.S. government on Tuesday show record-low birth rates in 2011: the general fertility rate (63.2 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44) was the lowest ever recorded; the birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 19 declined; birth rates for women ages 20 to 24 hit a record low; and rates for Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women dipped. Some birth rates remained unchanged, like those of...

    11/27/2011 5:43:16 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11/27/2011 | Mark Steyn
    Half-a-decade ago, in the wake of America Alone, I was pondering the big demographic and existential questions that loom beyond relatively minor and disconnected news item. This quartet is still relevant: Have you seen a movie called "Four Jills In A Jeep"? Don't worry, it's not at the multiplex. It came out in 1944. A wartime movie, about the contribution of the gals to the big existential struggle. Great title, and downhill after that. This column is, metaphorically speaking, four Jills in a jeep: It's about a quartet of ladies who provide useful glimpses of where we're heading. The first...
  • Why America might pull through the demographic collapse (mainly religious people who raise children)

    11/01/2011 6:12:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Mercator.NET ^ | 10/31/2011 | Denyse O'Leary
    First, the context: Modern political science -- which readily understands imperialism, resistance, and clash of competing interests -- does not similarly understand “the wasting away of nations.” That, says David Goldman, author of How Civilizations Die: (and why Islam is dying too), is because political scientists tend to assume that people will follow their rational self-interest. In fact, they often don’t.From antiquity, he notes, a symptom of a civilization’s decline has been the destruction of children:Macedonian poet Poseidippus of Pella wrote: “Even a rich man always exposes a daughter.” A 200 BCE survey of seventy-nine families in Miletus, an ancient...
  • The Conquest of the West

    10/31/2011 7:58:56 PM PDT · by rmlew · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    On Oct. 31, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people.         There is a possibility, says the United Nations, that, by century's end, world population may reach 15 billion. What does this mean for Western civilization?         It may not matter, except to identify who inherits the estate. For while world population is exploding, Western peoples are dying. Not a single European nation, except Muslim Albania, has a birth rate that will enable it to replace its present population.         By mid-century,...
  • A.D. 2041 -- End of White America?

    10/18/2011 5:03:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | Octobe 18, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    John Hope Franklin, the famed black historian at Duke University, once told the incoming freshmen, "The new America in the 21st century will be primarily non-white, a place George Washington would not recognize." In his June 1998 commencement address at Portland State, President Clinton affirmed it: "In a little more than 50 years, there will be no majority race in the United States." The graduates cheered. The Census Bureau has now fixed at 2041 the year when whites become a minority in a country where the Founding Fathers had restricted citizenship to "free white persons" of "good moral character." With...
  • Destiny Is Demography (The Jig Is Up)

    09/17/2011 8:08:36 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 9-16-2011 | Bill Bonner
    Destiny Is Demography By Bill Bonner 09/16/11 Baltimore, Maryland – The San Francisco Federal Reserve bank came out with a gloomy forecast last month. Its analysts said that stocks were likely to earn paltry returns over the next 10 years. The reason cited was simple enough; stockholders don’t live forever. ‘Demography is destiny,’ said Auguste Comte. ‘It works the other way around too,’ he might have added. If they thought they were going to live longer, America’s most ubiquitous age cohort — the baby boomers — might continue to buy stocks. Instead, the cold hand of the grave is on...
  • Demography and Economic Destiny (Global crisis about ageing economies and not enough kids -- really)

    09/30/2010 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    BigQuestionsOnline ^ | August 17, 2010 | Phillip Longman
    One day in 1999, I went to visit the billionaire financier Peter G. Peterson in his office high above Park Avenue. In those days, Peterson surveyed a city booming with leveraged deals and paper profits that hourly added to his wealth. Yet he was worried about the future. He warned of a world going gray and predicted that the aging population of the industrial world, particularly in Europe, would tank the era of prosperity then being called “the long boom.” As I quoted him back then in a cover story for U.S. News and World Report: “The scenario I see...
  • The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931

    09/17/2010 8:49:37 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    The Middle East Quarterly ^ | Fred M. Gottheil
    Palestinian demography of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has never been just a matter of numbers. It has always been—and consciously so—a front-line weapon used in a life-and-death struggle for nationhood among two peoples living in what used to be known as Palestine, each having competing ideologies and competing claims to territorial inheritance and rights to national sovereignty. The problem with staking so much on so narrow a focus as past demography is that the data generated by demographers and others since the early nineteenth century are so lacking in precision that, in some matters of dispute concerning...
  • Whiteout

    05/12/2010 12:00:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 889+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    The American left is celebrating its hope to racially transform America. Recently the Census Bureau published a demographic prediction that if current trends continue, America's "whites" (actually Europeans -- the sole meaningful identifier, since there exists no actual race or ethnicity termed "whites") will become a minority by mid-century -- most reports read "2050," though the figures themselves suggest sometime during the 2040s. As with everything having to do with race, this report has been subject to all kinds of distortion. From the left-wing point of view, white decline comprises a perfect Hegelian opposition -- whites vs. everybody else --...
  • Our Next Economic Plague: Japan Disease(good article on aging economy)

    03/15/2010 6:16:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 677+ views
    Caixin ^ | 03/15/10 | Andy Xie
    By Andy Xie 03.15.2010 18:20 Our Next Economic Plague: Japan Disease Growing old is hard, but watching formerly vibrant economies choke on debt and wither away is downright ugly Japan's nominal GDP fell 6 percent to 475 trillion yen last year, while its real GDP declined 5 percent. Meanwhile, nominal GDP in the United States decreased 1.3 percent to US$ 14.2 trillion and real GDP fell 2.4 percent. If you travel across Japan and the United States, you get the impression that America is in much worse shape: Americans cannot stop screaming about their woes, while the Japanese face economic...
  • Empire State Suicide (New Yorkers are Fleeing the State in Droves)

    10/29/2009 5:06:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies · 2,342+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2009 | Editorial
    <p>As Gov. Paterson and legislative lead ers meet today to tackle a multibil lion-dollar budget shortfall, they should note a new report's warning: New Yorkers are fleeing in droves -- and it's wreaking havoc with the public fisc.</p> <p>The report, by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, shows that some 1.5 million people left the state between 2000 and 2008 -- including 1.1 million from New York City alone.</p>
  • Immigration not the only way to counter our ageing population

    09/19/2009 3:33:09 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 543+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 19, 2009 | Stephen Lunn
    THE Rudd government should be wary about using high levels of immigration in coming decades as a means to counteract the decline in productivity resulting from an ageing population because more over-55s are staying on in their jobs, a population expert warns. Monash University demographer Bob Birrell said Treasury's new population estimate for Australia -- 35 million by 2050 -- was based on immigration levels of about 180,000 a year, a rate that may not be necessary to keep the economy running and will be difficult to provide for in terms of urban infrastructure and services. "The government seems to...
  • Muslims fail to reproduce in Scandinavia's largest city

    08/31/2009 10:38:56 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 29 replies · 1,925+ views
    08/31/2009 | WesternCulture
    Quite contrary to the received wisdom concerning Islam's advance on Scandinavian soil, recent birth statistics from Stockholm, sole Scandinavian city boasting more than two million inhabitants, indicate that Muslim immigrants of Stockholm fail to keep up with native Swedes in this domain. According to today's edition of the free daily newspaper of City Stockholm, the inhabitants of Sweden's capital have lately been catching up with the rest of Sweden in terms of breeding, which actually is something rather unique. For a long time, Stockholm has been way behind the rest of the nation in this regard (- during the last...
  • Empty Cradles, Demographic Destiny and the Death of the West

    08/12/2009 12:50:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,128+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    While the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding was good cinema, it was also a big fat Hollywood fiction.  With Greece's fertility rate of 1.36 children per woman  -- well below the replacement level of 2.1 -- "big" is not a modifier demographers would associate with today's Greek families.  In fact, a more accurate film might be called My Big Fat Muslim Wedding.  Worse still, Greece is no anomaly.  Long ago the cradle of Western civilization and more recently one of its backwaters, it's now part of a phalanx of Western demographic failures.  In fact, while it may seem counterintuitive...
  • Democracy's forces can’t beat demography's power

    07/02/2009 8:50:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 482+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 07/03/09 | Richard Ehrman
    Democracy's forces can’t beat demography's power Even in the age of high-tech warfare, shifts in the world population give a military advantage to ‘underdeveloped’ countries Richard Ehrman The word jingoism originated from a music hall ditty of the Boer War: “We don’t want to fight”, it ran, “but by jingo if we do, we have got the men, we’ve got the guns, we’ve got the money too.” A hundred years later it often seemed that Tony Blair was intent on pursuing the reverse policy — always up for a fight but painfully short of the means to pursue it. The...
  • Our Families, Our Wealth (If demography is destiny, we're on the wrong road to economic recovery)

    06/03/2009 4:42:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 590+ views
    National Review ^ | June 3,2009 | Robert W. Patterson
    They make up the largest and most loyal constituency within the Republican party, but social conservatives get little respect from party leaders, nominees, or elected officials. Not only have Republican elites rarely engaged the moral, cultural, and family issues dear to their base, but the popularity of Barack Obama and the gravity of the economic crisis have spooked them further. From ex-governors Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney to congressional leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, most national GOP leaders seem more convinced than ever that social issues should remain on the back burner as the party seeks to rebuild for...

    04/20/2009 9:46:49 PM PDT · by JLS · 23 replies · 1,044+ views
    Steynonlin and National Review ^ | 21 April 2009 | Mark Steyn
    SUBPRIME DEMOGRAPHY Steyn on Culture Tuesday, 21 April 2009 HAPPY WARRIOR from National Review As National Review’s in-house demography bore – oh, hang on, the self-deprecating “demography bore” shtick is getting even more boring than just boring on about demography… Well, okay, usually I bore on about it, as my detractors have it, in the Head-for-the-hills-the-Muzzies-are-coming sense. So, just for a change, here’s the Subprime Bailout Variations of my same old demographic song. Take a “toxic asset”. What would improve its current pitiful value? That’s easy: More demand. Less supply. An asset is only an asset as long as there’s...
  • Adult Women Play House With Fake Babies

    01/05/2009 3:14:12 PM PST · by trumandogz · 93 replies · 2,213+ views ^ | 1.2.09
    WASHINGTON - Many people like to stop and play with newborn babies, but now some adult women are playing house with fake babies. Some women are even going as far as taking day trips with the fake babies to the park, out to eat, and even hosting birthday parties for them.
  • An ugly, unrecognizable recession

    12/27/2008 4:50:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,255+ views
    Money Central ^ | 12/26/08 | Jon Markman
    An ugly, unrecognizable recession Most of us haven't seen an economic decline like this one before, and as the slowdown gets slower, few will be unaffected. Are you ready for the 'frugal future'? [Related content: stocks, investments, recession, consumer goods, Jon Markman] By Jon Markman MSN Money Feeling frugal? You're not alone -- not by a long shot -- as butchers, bakers and billionaires alike are feeling the credit crisis this month in a way not experienced since at least 1946 or even 1938. It's not just a temporary wave of Scrooginess that's to blame for a retail-sales drop of...
  • Implications of the Financial Crisis

    12/06/2008 5:48:36 AM PST · by SteveTor · 8 replies · 547+ views
    The Seattle Catholic ^ | November 16, 2005 | William F. Clark
    Within less than 20 years, theistic religion will become the developed world's primary organizing and motivating force — not through orderly growth, but suddenly and by default, as today's wrongheaded social patterns and perspectives become untenable. Atheism in particular is about to fall victim to its own errors, while Roman Catholicism is uniquely positioned to gain tremendous stature. Historians may one day refer to this event as the "Theistic Revolution." .... The resulting "baby bust" is about to destabilize nations, because the most self-sufficient members of society are not replacing themselves with similarly capable citizens who can support pension programs...
  • Melting pot cracks as Muslims reject Christian names in France

    11/16/2008 9:36:52 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 30 replies · 1,157+ views ^ | November 15, 2008 | Charles Bremner and Marie Tourres
    They are born in France and called Louis, Laurent or Marie but they want to become Abdel, Said or Rachida. Such requests from immigrants’ children for name changes are mounting in the French courts and worrying a state that lays store on melding a single national culture. In a sign of a new assertiveness, children with families from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco are reversing the old custom in which immigrants from the old colonies gave French names to their children. Driven by a feeling that they do not belong to their Gallic Christian names, the applicants are meeting resistance from...
  • Sharia law challenges British justice

    09/21/2008 8:48:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 304+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 21 | Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
    Earlier this year I had to warn people about the various siren voices advocating the recognition of Islamic Sharia in the public law of this country. It seems now that this was no theoretical advocacy, and that Sharia courts are not only operating here but claim to have the sanction of the County and High Courts in the enforcement of their decisions. As no one, to my knowledge, has denied this claim, we must assume it is true.
  • We Are Losing Europe to Islam

    09/18/2008 6:43:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 550+ views ^ | 9-18-08 | Diana West
    With Wall Street convulsing, and the White House race intensifying, the question "Who lost Europe" is on no one's lips, let alone minds. Indeed, the question begs another: "Is Europe lost?" The answer to the second question is, "No, not yet." And losing Europe, I would add, is by no means inevitable. But that doesn't mean the continent isn't currently hell-bent to accommodate the dictates of Islamic law, bit by increasingly larger bit. Such a course of accommodation, barring reversal, will only hasten Bernard Lewis' famous prediction that Europe will be Islamic by century's end. And what do I mean...
  • Muslim man has 11 kids on welfare : "I am the victim."

    09/18/2008 5:30:11 PM PDT · by mosquewatch · 18 replies · 356+ views ^ | September 14, 2008 | MyTerrain
    While the indigenous Christian Europeans don't reproduce, in 2-3 generations Europe will be majority muslim. The same is true for Russia much to my regret. He actually says "I am the victim." Have a view.
  • "We need more Muslim babies ... then we can take over Britain"

    09/12/2008 9:44:10 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 39 replies · 266+ views
    TheSun ^ | September 12, 2008 | By ANTHONY FRANCE
    "A HATE fanatic has boasted that Muslims will one day conquer Britain — by having more BABIES. Speaking at a rally marking 9/11, Anjem Choudary bragged that a birth explosion would let followers of Islam take control of the country. Undercover Sun investigators secretly recorded Choudary telling a young and impressionable audience that they would eventually rule under strict Sharia law. And our team listened in chilled silence as he predicted: “Islam is superior and will never be surpassed. The flag of Islam will rise over Downing Street.” Lawyer Choudary also said it would be easy for vast numbers of...
  • Fecund In Command (Mark Steyn On The Left's Hostility To Large Families Alert)

    09/04/2008 10:39:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 290+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/04/2008 | Mark Steyn
    As National Review's in-house demography bore, I've been struck this last week by the left's fierce hostility to Sarah Palin's fecundity. One gentleman - well, okay, maybe not a "gentleman" but certainly an impeccably sensitive progressive new male - wrote to me from Shelton, Washington: This abortion prohibitionist hag won’t cut it among women with brains.And BTW she is a good example of reproduction run amok. 5 kids; 1 retard. I wonder if the bitch ever heard of getting spayed. Each to her own, Mister Sensitive. You can be a 44-year old mother of five expecting her first grandchild and...
  • Mark Steyn on the End of Europe (VIDEO)

    07/21/2008 6:45:32 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 17 replies · 191+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | January 10, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Here's Mark Steyn at the Heritage Foundation (January 10, 2007) expounding on the thesis of his great book, America Alone. If you haven't read the book yet, take the time to listen to this hour as it basically sums it up. It's tough to swallow, but Steyn's got a point...if you look at the demography, the Western world is willfully giving up the fight...
  • UK haredim to outnumber secular this century

    05/21/2008 8:00:14 AM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 64+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 21, 2008 | Jonny Paul
    Britain's Jewish community is enjoying a demographic revival for the first time in 50 years because of massive growth in its haredi population. Almost three out of every four Jewish babies in the UK are born to ultra-Orthodox families, who account for 46,500 out of the estimated 280,000 Jews in the UK, according to Dr. Yaakov Wise of Manchester University's Center for Jewish Studies. By the second half of this century, haredim will outnumber secular ones, he said. "Though Britain's Jewish population is the fifth largest in the world, it has declined by 40 percent, from over 450,000 in 1950...
  • Surge in U.S. Hispanic Population Driven by Births, Not Immigration

    05/01/2008 6:06:22 AM PDT · by devane617 · 59 replies · 155+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/01/2008 | CONOR DOUGHERTY and MIRIAM JORDAN
    Hispanics now account for more than 15% of the U.S. population, and their surge is largely the result of births among people already in the country, according to new Census Bureau data. In an annual report, the Census said there are 45.5 million Hispanics in the U.S., up from 35.7 million in 2000, when they made up 12.6% of the population. It said growth among Hispanics was responsible for half of the U.S. population gains between 2000 and 2007. WSJ's Conor Dougherty discusses the rising Hispanic/Latino population among the findings from the latest Census data. In the 1990s, a flood...