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  • <i>Untermenschen</i>: The Language of Death

    07/30/2015 4:09:28 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Trevor Thomas
    In Less Than Human, Dr. Smith asks, “What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?” According to Dr. Smith, the answer isn’t difficult to come by. He concludes, “Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity. The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It's wrong to kill a person, but permissible...
  • “Ted Cruz gives me the willies”: Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field—and takes on Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Daley, Editor in Chief
    In the first two parts of Salon’s conversation with Camille Paglia, we covered Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton, the return of the ’90s sensibility, and then the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Today Paglia trains her devastating insight and wit on the rest of the GOP field — look out Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. She also has some surprising thoughts on why Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee — and why it would be unwise for Democrats to overlook the appeal of Scott Walker. Catch up with the first two parts of our...
  • Illinois Needs To Have A Scott Walker Moment

    07/30/2015 9:48:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    State Government: Illinois' new sheriff can be forgiven if he's feeling as underappreciated as the marshal Gary Cooper played in "High Noon." Let's hope his movie ends as happily. Gov. Bruce Rauner is fighting almost single-handedly against an entrenched, corrupt political class of lawyers, lobbyists, social service providers, media and teachers unions whose rallying cry is to smother reform and maintain business as usual in Springfield...... Years of overspending have many state and city of Chicago bonds selling at junk status. Illinois is now called "the deadbeat state" because it's two to three months behind in paying billions of dollars...
  • Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for ‘Domestic Consumption’

    07/30/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | dam Kredo
    Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.
  • Happy Birthday to Robert

    07/30/2015 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I were parents of toddlers, preschoolers or elementary school children. Instead, we are about to enter our last year as parents of middle-school students and are just three years away from Maggie's departure for college. As seasoned parents, we now realize that having a child was just the beginning; raising a child properly requires a daily effort. In the early years, it's physically demanding -- bathing, clothing, feeding, picking up, etc. In the middle-school years,...
  • BLACK SKIN PRIVILEGE: TO BE THE WEDGE FOR THE TOTALITARIAN FUTURE

    07/30/2015 7:09:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | John Perazzo
    Obama's race-based plan to turn Congress Democratic, forever. Editor’s note: The following article is the first in a series of articles elaborating on David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s 2013 pamphlet “Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream.” “White skin privilege”—a term that has made a comeback in the last few years of racial demagoguery—was first popularized by the terror sect Weatherman in the early 1970s during its campaign to launch a race war in "Amerikka.” Although most leftists did not follow the call of Weatherman leaders Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn to join in a global race war...
  • Debates vs. Debates

    07/30/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    WARWICK, England -- When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society," remains the gold standard. Begun in 1823, The Union, in modern times, has hosted debates that have included such luminaries as Ronald Reagan and the Dalai Lama. The Oxford Union debates produce useful information. The same cannot be said for U.S. presidential debates. Next week, 10 Republican presidential candidates will gather on a stage in Cleveland, Ohio, behind podiums like "Jeopardy" contestants. With so many candidates having so little time, little useful information will be dispensed. More likely the...
  • President Obama: Out of (Touch with) Africa

    07/30/2015 6:31:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Rob Schwarzwaler.resident ObamaÂ’s sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to KenyaÂ’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this presidentÂ’s insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans. He lectured the leaders of Kenya about election violence. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama ignored the burgeoning Planned Parenthood scandal back home in the U.S.A. While deploring violence in KenyaÂ’s elections that took 1,000 lives in...
  • Why Do Bill and Hillary Clinton Still Get a Pass?-

    07/30/2015 6:10:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book "The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" by Harry Hurt III. The News wrote: "Hurt's 1993 book ... cited a divorce deposition, in which Ivana Trump claimed her then-husband sexually attacked her. ... In a rage, Trump allegedly tore out clumps of his wife's hair, the book claimed, and ripped off her clothes and assaulted her. 'According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, 'he raped me.'...
  • It is time to restore dignity to children in the womb

    07/30/2015 5:29:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Father Frank Pavone
    The details coming out these last two weeks from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress, showing overwhelming evidence of the fact that Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies it aborts, are brutal and disturbing. The first undercover video showed Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, having a casual lunch while talking about the abortions she does and oversees, and how to more effectively get the organs she wants. She states, in between bites of food and sips of wine, “We’ve been very good at getting...
  • How Dumb Do They Think We Are?

    07/30/2015 5:08:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    H. L. Mencken famously said, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” While it was true at the time, it’s even more accurate now. But is there a bottom to hit? Is there a lie too absurd for the public to buy if it is repeated often enough? Planned Parenthood, the McDonald’s of abortion, receives more than half a billion taxpayer dollars every year and is caught on videotape selling organs from aborted babies for profit. Selling human organs is illegal, just one of many crimes the videos document, and a criminal investigation has been launched…against...
  • America Needs a Sensible Approach to Illegal Immigration

    07/30/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render immigration law meaningless. The former wanted greater profits from cheaper labor, the latter wished more political clout for themselves. Mexico conspired, too. It received billions of easy dollars in remittances from its expatriates in America. Mexico had few qualms about letting millions of its own citizens illegally cross its northern border into the United States -- even though the Mexican government would...
  • It's High Time "Pro-Life" Republicans in Congress Actually DID Something

    07/30/2015 4:58:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | David French
    As both the House and Senate consider bills to defund Planned Parenthood — the abortion giant responsible for hundreds of thousands of grisly child-killings every year — pro-life conservatives should ask the members of Congress who claim to stand with them one, simple question: Are you as dedicated to life as the Democratic party is to death? The Democrats’ dedication is unquestioned. They are indispensable in providing Planned Parenthood with $528 million of its $1.3 billion annual budget, and they’ve steadfastly defended the group despite an avalanche of evidence of its sheer depravity. Founded by Margaret Sanger, an unapologetic eugenicist,...
  • Man Who Helped Orchestrate Planned Parenthood Vids...Horrifying Question...‘Needs to Be Answered’

    07/30/2015 4:17:51 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 37 replies
    www.theblaze.com ^ | Jul. 29, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    Dana 07/29/2015 ) 1:00:00 Man Who Helped Orchestrate Planned Parenthood Vids Says This Horrifying Question Still ‘Needs to Be Answered’ Jul. 29, 2015 7:32pm, by Erica Ritz David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress —the organization that released a series of horrifying videos seemingly capturing Planned Parenthood officials discussing their organization’s sale of fetal tissue obtained through abortion,says there is one question that still “needs to be answered” amid the controversy. Speaking with TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch, Daleiden said Planned Parenthood must disclose how much it has profited from the practice. “We don’t have a good way of...
  • Hillary Must Explain Her 2-Month Email Gap

    07/30/2015 3:35:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff
    Scandal: Hillary Clinton assured the country in March that she had turned over every single work-related email from her private server. So why are there no emails for two months during a critical time at State?
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Donald Trump: Honesty Is for Chumps (Translation: He's winning, what now?)

    07/29/2015 6:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico's Fourth Estate ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump may have hired a staff and commenced the building of a political organization, but Trump 2016 is best viewed not as a political campaign but as an evolving real-estate deal, with Trump playing the shifty developer and the voters representing the buyers to be wooed. Both developers and candidates are frequently derided as used-car salesmen. But that is unfair to used-car salesmen, who at least have in their possession—and for your inspection—the wheeled thing they’re selling. Developers and candidates, on the other hand, have only words and a few sketches to represent their product, which is a better...
  • The GOP Professionals Don't Understand What's Happening in Their Primary

    07/29/2015 4:54:32 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 29 July 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Chris in Raleigh, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Dittos, Rush, and I would like to say that the reason why Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump are liked in this country is because you're not out trashing the country on a daily basis. RUSH: Interesting observation. You think that's all it is? CALLER: You know, you listen to Trump and when he talks about somebody, he says, "I met this great guy," or, "I did this great thing," or, "I go to this wonderful golf course, I met these awesome...
  • Planned Parenthood on the run: Refuses to attend Texas hearing

    07/29/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Gee, I wonder why? Taylor Millard noted yesterday that Texas officials may have some of the unpublished videos from Center for Medical Progress. That got confirmed earlier this morning: Texas: RT @Johnseago .@KenPaxtonTX confirms that the AGs office have received undercover videos of an abortion clinic in Texas. #txlege— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) July 29, 2015 The Texas state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee plan to review the videos to determine whether Planned Parenthood broke any laws, and to debate how to put an end to cash trades for organs harvested during abortions. That will take place this afternoon, and AG...
  • Hey de Blasio, put on your big-boy pants and act like our mayor

    07/29/2015 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Michael Goodwin
    Pinstriped sage Yogi Berra has been credited with the observation that “you can learn a lot by watching.” Alas, such wisdom is wasted on Mayor Putz. Asked why he wasn’t at the unveiling of the glitzy plan for LaGuardia Airport with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joe Biden and other officials, the mayor offered a revealing response: He only goes to events where he’s invited to speak. OK, we get it. De Blasio’s war with Cuomo continues, and because the gov wouldn’t let him near the microphone, the mayor boycotted the event rather than fume in silence. I think we...
  • The Problem With Downplaying Immigrant Crime

    07/29/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 July 2015 | David Frum
    Why has the Donald Trump candidacy—which so many professionals and pundits at first dismissed as a joke—flared this summer? In the first week of July, 15 percent of Republicans supported Trump for president in a YouGov poll. By the third week, that support had almost doubled, to 28 percent—with another 10 percent listing him as their second choice. Something happened in July to send Trump’s numbers soaring. That something may have been the murder of Kathryn Steinle. On July 5, the 32-year-old Steinle posed with her father for a photograph on a San Francisco pier at 6:30 on a Wednesday...
  • Trump Taps Into a Voter Bloc the GOP Needs to Win (Hint: It's Not Latinos)

    07/29/2015 2:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, no. I've not forgotten where I was in the Trump story about the Trump campaign. And a mistake that the Republican Party is making is thinking they need to improve their standing with Latinos and Hispanic voters to win. Now, there's nothing wrong if they do that, but that's not the road to victory. That's not what they have to do. Romney's already proven it. And when you hear me run the numbers, report the numbers that already had been run on what it would have taken... I'll cut to the chase. For Romney to have won,...
  • Breaking News: The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Donated to Mitt Romney!

    07/29/2015 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Get this. Stop what you're doing. I need you to listen the next 30 seconds. I don't even need to say that. You people are glued here for three hours. What am I talking about? On the same day that we get a headline from Rolling Stone, "What the Trump and Cosby Allegations Reveal About Rape Culture," and whatever it all means, we know that "Donald Trump's a sexist pig of the first order." That's in Rolling Stone. Guess what TheHill.com just tweeted? TheHill.com just tweeted, "Just in: Cecil the Lion Killer Donated to Romney." I kid you not....
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Rolling Stone Compares Trump to Cosby, Doesn't Mention the Clintons

    07/29/2015 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm looking at this Trump campaign. You know, every day, the Trump campaign... What's the way to put this? Every day the Trump campaign gains a little more substance in the eyes of observers. What I mean by this is before Trump even got in the race, the smart money said, "He's not gonna run. He's just gonna tempt people with it and tease people, raise ratings for his TV show and this sort of thing. He'll never release his financial data on that form they all have to fill out." Then he did all that. Then it became,...
  • We Cry Over the Death of Cecil the Lion, But Shrug Off Planned Parenthood?

    07/29/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have a simple question. I understand. I love Cecil the lion. I understand it. I understand crying. I myself was ravaged with sadness when I heard about the death of Cecil the lion. You know why? Because, even when talking about a lion, it was in a game preserve. It wasn't a pet, and you're never gonna make a pet out of a predator beast. But it still is the essence of innocence, and it wouldn't do anything to us if we didn't threaten it first. It is just senseless for somebody to shoot it. I don't care...
  • What We Learn From Football

    07/29/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    In the coming days, a million or more teenage boys will eagerly show up at their high school campuses weeks before regular classes start. They will plan to spend their whole day at school, pay close attention to their instructors, and work as hard as they can. They will spend time in the classroom and time in the field, and they will all be focused on a single, venerable all-American goal: becoming part of a winning football team. Football is America's greatest game for boys, not only because of the lessons it teaches but also because of the broad range...
  • Small Businesses Face New Obamacare Threat

    07/29/2015 11:58:44 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Grace-Marie Turner
    Small businesses are in the cross-hairs of Obamacare, particularly the growing small businesses the economy needs to create much-needed jobs. Starting in 2016, businesses with 51 to 100 employees will face fines of $2,000 to $3,000 a year per employee if they don’t provide Obamacare-compliant health insurance for their workers. Also starting next year, these companies will be forced into insurance pools that could increase premiums for most of them by an average of 18%. That means they would be mandated to purchase health insurance that, for most, would be much more expensive. The change will affect more than 150,000...
  • Evil In America

    07/29/2015 11:47:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group dedicated to unmasking the atrocities committed by taxpayer-funded abortion juggernaut Planned Parenthood, released its latest in a series of undercover videos about the organization. In this video, Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, calmly explains to the undercover reporter that the organs of babies killed in the womb can be sold separately. "I think a per-item thing works a little better," she tells the faux buyer while standing over a tray of kidney and spinal cord from a recently aborted baby....
  • The Return of the Grad-Tax Hustle

    07/29/2015 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    FIVE TIMES — in 1962, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1994 — Massachusetts voters have been asked to jettison their state's flat-rate income tax and replace it with a system of graduated tax brackets. Each time they have unequivocally refused to do so.After that many rejections, even the most importunate suitor usually gets the message. But for some liberal true believers, all can never be right with the world as long as Article 44 of the Massachusetts Constitution commands that taxes "shall be levied at a uniform rate throughout the commonwealth upon incomes derived from the same class of property."So here we...
  • Hillary – You Are No Bill Clinton

    07/29/2015 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Bob Barr
    A paper flyer hangs on a pole in New Hampshire advertising a “Young Americans for Hillary” party. It features a black-and-white photo of a young, Bohemian Hillary, and promises to include, in addition to “political discussion” and “a good time,” pizza, “Hillary swag,” and “young people.” Two days before the event, none of the RSVP reminders were torn from the flyer; a clear sign that just because Team Hillary may be ready for her coronation, not everybody else is. Hillary Clinton’s likeability problem is no secret. Her favorability among Americans has been sliding since 2012; and a Gallup poll released...
  • Mark Steyn: Queer Theory meets African Studies

    07/29/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    President Obama has wrapped up his tour of Africa. It was notable, insofar as that word can be applied to the trip, for his somewhat condescending and neo-colonial lecture to his hosts on the need to ease up on the old homophobia. Certainly, Africa is not terribly gay-friendly. But nor are other parts of the planet. In his ardent wooing of Iran, for example, he doesn't seem to have been perturbed in the least by his new best friends' executions of homosexuals, anymore than he is by the brutalization of gays elsewhere in the Muslim world. You might deduce in...
  • How to Kill the Summer Job

    07/29/2015 10:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice cream snacks -- sort of yuppie bonbons -- on the street for a company called Love Bites. The uniform was a tight red T-shirt (with a cupid over the heart), a straw hat, cane and snug brown shorts. When my manager asked me to work weekend nights in the (famously gay) West Village, I defected to a company that sold...
  • Laughing Over Dead Babies? Media Bored

    07/29/2015 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. It is even more devastating than the first two. The "news" media barely covered the second installment. They will probably pass over this one altogether. Trump World is apparently far more important than the extermination of babies for profit. The star of the new video is Holly O'Donnell, a young phlebotomist who worked for six months as a "procurement technician" for a company called Stem Express, which buys baby "specimens" from Planned Parenthood. She thought she would...
  • Cure for Racial Dishonesty

    07/29/2015 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law Review article lauded now-Sen. Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color." Racial fakery for private gain has been going on for decades. In 1990, there was a highly publicized case of outright racial lying. Two white men, twins Philip and Paul Malone, took the Boston Fire Department test. They failed....
  • Governed by Zealots

    07/29/2015 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Stossel
    The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver Tom's company hired hundreds of people to study the Pebble Mine's potential environmental impact, a first step before asking the Environmental Protection Agency for permission to dig. Usually, the EPA analyzes a company's study, then does its own research, then rules. But in this case, the EPA did something odd -- it rejected the mine before Pebble even got...
  • TURKEY INTO THE ABYSS

    07/29/2015 5:08:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Robert Ellis
    Turkey is at war with its own Kurds and ISIL. The bomb attack on the Turkish border town of Suruc in southeastern Turkey, targeting a group of activists planning to help rebuild Kobane across the border in Syria, came at an opportune moment for Turkey’s interim AKP (Justice and Development Party) government. Unlike a bombing in another border town, Reyhanli, two years ago, which failed to attract U.S. support for Turkey’s campaign against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, this time the bombing has done the trick. The suicide bomber was a member of an Islamist group linked to ISIL (the...
  • Solyndra II: ObamaCare's $3 Billion Co-Op Program Is Failing

    07/29/2015 5:06:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/28/2015 | Staff
    Industrial Policy: Louisiana's Health Cooperative went belly up last week, the second of 23 ObamaCare-created insurance co-ops to fail. With more failures likely, it could cost taxpayers almost six times the Solyndra debacle.
  • PBS: PROPAGANDA MACHINE FOR BLACK PANTHER KILLERS

    07/29/2015 5:06:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | David Horowitz
    New PBS documentary follows a long tradition of whitewashing Black Murder Inc. Editor's note: This Fall, PBS is featuring a documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which turns out to be little more than a pro-Panther propaganda film which ignores the mountain of evidence that the Black Panther Party was a murderous street gang with a political veneer. As Michael Moynihan points out in his recent review of the PBS documentary, Whitewashing the Black Panthers, in The Daily Beast, the production excuses a murderous and totalitarian cult that worshiped communist mass murderers such as Stalin, Chairman Mao, Kim...
  • Obama Cronyism + Your Personal Data = Trouble

    07/29/2015 5:05:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    It's the most far-reaching scandal in Washington that no one wants to talk about: Tens of millions of federal employees had their personal information hacked as a result of Obama administration incompetence and political favoritism. Ethnic community organizer-turned-Office of Personnel Management head Katherine Archuleta recklessly eschewed basic cybersecurity in favor of politically correct "diversity" initiatives during her disastrous crony tenure. This Beltway business-as-usual created an irresistible opportunity for hackers to reach out and grab massive amounts of sensitive data -- compromising everyone from rank-and-file government employees to CIA spies. Could it get worse? You betcha. Amid increasing concerns about these...
  • Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. “I stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another,” he declared. “Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin.” Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • FACT CHECK: IS OBAMA A STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM?

    07/27/2015 5:51:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    "If this deal goes through the Obama administration becomes the leading financier of terrorism against Americans in the world." Obama made headlines by complaining that Republicans are being mean to him over the Iran deal. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry ‘Pontius Pilate.’ We’ve had a sitting senator who also happens to be running for president suggest that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism,” Obama said, referring to Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas, respectively. ... Let's look at the facts. Here's what Ted Cruz said. "If this deal goes through the Obama...
  • John Bolton: The consequences of a bad Iran deal

    07/28/2015 6:59:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 | By John Bolton
    President Barack Obama has made an art form of attacking his opponents rather than substantively defending his own policies, most recently regarding the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Essentially, Obama argues that we must either accept his wretched deal or go to war to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. As is typical, Obama posits the wrong choice, apparently to distract from the unpleasant reality that the agreement won’t work. It will not prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. So the real choice we are faced with is dealing with the consequences of military action or the consequences of...
  • Israel should support the YPG and gain a great friend in the Middle East

    07/28/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/27/2015 | MACER GIFFORD
    Israeli humanitarian aid should be flowing into Rojava; the message should be absolutely clear: you aren’t alone against IS. I will always remember my first serious engagement with Islamic State. I joined two westerners and a small group of Kurds on a covert mission. The People’s Protection Units (YPG) were engaged in fierce fighting in two locations. As the Kurdish units moved south, our right flank began to assault a large village which contained a significant force of IS fighters. On the left flank there was a smaller village where the YPG was also pressing hard. Our job was to...
  • Racist Atticus Finch Has a Lesson for Jews

    07/28/2015 6:46:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Forward ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shana Bernstein
    Thhe publication of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” the novel set decades after the era of her classic book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has sparked a heated debate — and much heartache — over Atticus Finch. “Watchman” follows Finch 20 years beyond “Mockingbird” into the 1950s civil rights era. It exposes him to be a racist segregationist rather than the hero whose supposed staunch commitment to racial justice inspired many white liberals. The southern white liberalism he seemed to represent rings hollow in light of this new story, which shows that he never intended to undermine the white supremacy...
  • Trump Schools the Republican Establishment

    07/28/2015 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt Latimer
    GOP elites are only making The Donald stronger. Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” That’s probably how the so-called “smart set” within the Republican Party feels these days. Ever since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat—a loss that caught everyone off guard except for people who followed public opinion polls or read a newspaper—we Republicans were promised a tough, new approach to the presidential primary process. No longer would the “non-serious candidates”—a term the bigwigs applied to people like Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain—be permitted to dominate the...
  • Future Generations Will Look Back and Wonder How This Country Lost Its Soul

    07/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Another week, and another Planned Parenthood video. And as everybody thought, it just gets sicker. We were told it was going to get sicker. We were told that there was much more in the pipeline. And there is. It's really sick, folks. Do you know what this is? I'll tell you what this is. This is the kind of thing that years from now Americans not yet born are gonna hear about, and they are not gonna understand it, and they are gonna wonder what in the heck was going on in their country back in the early parts...
  • Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

    07/28/2015 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 7.28.15 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama.... In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a midmorning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine.... Top Obama aides David Axelrod and Austan Goolsbee knew Stewart’s voice mattered and made sure to field calls and emails from the host and “Daily...
  • You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerry’s daughter’s wedding

    07/28/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 86 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/28/15 | Michele Hickford
    **SNIP** Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs in the Rouhani administration and has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations. Secretary Kerry and Zarif first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. What a surprise. I have to say, connecting the dots gets more and more frightening. But it gets even worse. Guess who was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerry’s daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed? Javad Zarif’s son.
  • Uber mows down Bill de Blasio

    07/28/2015 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Uber just ran over the mayor of New York. Bill de Blasio (D) wanted to limit the company’s expansion, citing traffic and complaints from the taxi industry, which is, as the saying goes, on the wrong side of history. Uber marshaled most of the world’s lobbyists and consultants and, in the apt description of the online journal Capital “crushed the mayor.” He merely decided to study the matter. He can study all he wants, but if the proper study of mankind is man (Alexander Pope), then the proper study of Uber is not the additional traffic it creates but how...