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  • That Study Showing Kids With Same-Sex Parents Fare Better? Yeah, the Media Left a Few Details Out.

    07/10/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/10/2014 | Katrina Trinko
    There’s been no shortage of media coverage of a new study that purportedly shows that children raised by same-sex partners fare better than other children.“Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows,” was the headline of a Washington Post story. “Largest-ever study of same-sex couples’ kids finds they’re better off than other children,” proclaimed Vox, while announced, “Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study.”But the actual study is a little more, well, complicated.In an article published on Public Discourse, University of Texas at Austin professor Mark Regnerus takes issue with the study’s method.The study, conducted...
  • How Does Israel End Up the Bad Guy?

    07/10/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | Shoshana Bryen
    It is a terrible irony that Israel, revolted first by the murder of three of its teenage citizens and then by the revenge attack on a Palestinian teen, is the object of riots, bombs, and demands.Following the discovery of the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers, six Israelis were arrested for the heinous murder of a teenage Palestinian. That murder did nothing so much as unify the people and the government of Israel in their revulsion for six of their own. One prominent Religious Zionist rabbi called for the death penalty for the killers of Mohammed Abu Khder. (Israel has...
  • It’s Laughable How Much Cheaper It Would Be to Send Illegals Back Than Approve Obama’s $3.8 Bil

    07/10/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7/09/14 | Kevin Boyd
    Former Congressman Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma) has a plan to deal with tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who have arrived on the southern border in recent weeks: Fly them home. More importantly, he said this can be achieved for 99.5% less than the $3.8 billion that President Barack Obama is asking for to house 30,000 illegal aliens for a year. From his column in The Washington Times: At the unofficial reported cost of $250 per person per day, President Barack Obama is proposing we spend $1.8 billion “to provide appropriate care for unaccompanied children.” That works out to 19,726 minors...
  • A rude Obamacare awakening

    07/10/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    This fall insurance carriers will have to announce next year’s premiums for the Obamacare exchanges. So far it’s looking like big rate increases are ahead. In New York, for example, the hikes will be huge. The New York Times recently reported: " Some New Yorkers are in sticker shock after receiving notices from their insurance companies saying that they have asked for significant rate increases through the state’s health exchange next year. "The exchange, which has prided itself on being affordable, is now facing requests for increases as high as 28 percent for some customers of MetroPlus, a new entry...
  • While Russia Confirms Peaceful Intent in Ukraine, US Wants More Sanctions

    07/10/2014 10:05:23 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    Voice of Russia's Propaganda ^ | July 9, 2014 | David Kerans, tool
    WASHINGTON (VR)—Even though Russia has demonstrated that its intentions in Ukraine are peaceful, the US government and others are braying for an intensification of economic sanctions against Russia. The premise for harsher sanctions is the accusation of Russia giving material support to the groups in eastern Ukraine that are resisting the Kiev government. But Russia strenuously denies it is providing arms to those groups, and even after several months of making these accusations the Ukrainian government has not offered convincing proof. In a statement she made Wednesday to the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland...
  • DOW at 17,000 -- But You're Not Invited

    07/10/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." But it sure helps if you own a boat. In this case, the "boat" would be the dynamic American stock market. But investors in the stock market disproportionately come from the top 1 percent, and they hold about 35 percent of all stocks and mutual funds. The next-richest 9 percent control about 45 percent. The remaining 90 percent have less than 20 percent. While nearly half of...
  • Meanwhile, Outside the Panic Room: Contraception, Hobby Lobby, and Women’s Rights

    07/10/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 7/10/14 | Helen Alvare
    Prior to the 2012 HHS Mandate, there were no “runs” on birth control suppliers, nor were there demonstrations in the streets by women demanding free birth control. Nowhere was there observed a dearth of women willing to work for businesses informed by a religious conscience on matters of contraception or abortion. This should come as a shock to those predicting the end of women’s freedom as a result of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood. It should also shock those protesters screaming about women’s ovaries on the steps of the Supreme Court. It should even shock...
  • Lunacy Reigns

    07/10/2014 5:39:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    How is it that ISIS, numbering fewer than 10,000 Islamic cretins, can pretty much overrun Iraq and instill fear throughout the entire Middle East and here in America? And while we’re on the subject, why haven’t we signed them up to deal with Iran, Russia and North Korea? As for Iraq, where Obama saw fit to squander American lives and treasure by simply packing up and walking away, I say the most sensible resolution to a problem involving Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, is to divide the one big cesspool into three smaller cesspools. In the past, the hang-up has been...
  • Operation Protective Edge: The Real Peace Process

    07/10/2014 5:23:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Posted By On | P. David Hornik
    Operation Protective Edge: The Real Peace ProcessPosted By P. David Hornik On July 10, 2014 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments It was slightly under a year ago that the not-real peace process, the one driven by the U.S. administration and especially Secretary of State John Kerry, got under way.In that “process,” Israel and the ostensibly moderate Fatah wing of the Palestinians, led by Mahmoud Abbas, were supposed to negotiate for nine months and reach a conflict-ending two-state solution.There was a hitch: to reach that pot of gold, Israel would have to release 104 Palestinian prisoners...
  • Patriots in Murrieta

    07/10/2014 5:21:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Patriots in MurrietaPosted By Matthew Vadum On July 10, 2014 @ 12:59 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments When President Obama began dumping busloads of newly arrived illegal aliens on small town America to force so-called immigration reform he probably didn’t expect residents of a small California city to take a heroic stand against his lawless assault on the nation’s immigration system.But grassroots activists in Murrieta, California, near San Diego, have been using the Left’s own playbook against the Community-Organizer-in-Chief’s efforts to force an unprecedented loosening of the nation’s largely unenforced immigration laws. Last week the protesters used...
  • RNC Chair Priebus Under Fire - "Investigate Mississippi Primary Racism"

    07/10/2014 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The American Specator ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    Missouri GOP Chair:"Investigate Mississippi Primary Racism."Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus has been asked to open an investigation into the Mississippi Senate GOP runoff election—by a member of the RNC.In an interview with The American Spectator, Missouri State Republican Chairman Ed Martin says he believes what happened in Mississippi is symbolic of a “battle for the future of the party.” Martin says that RNC colleagues he has spoken to “are looking for Reince Priebus to show leadership” on the issue. “Leadership” defined as opening an investigation into what Martin and others see as race-baiting tactics used to win the primary runoff...
  • The President’s Amnesty Shell Game

    07/10/2014 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It took 5 1/2 years, but we’ve finally found a law President Obama is willing to enforce as written. It’s the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed unanimously in both houses of Congress when they were controlled by Democrats and signed by a Republican president, and was meant to protect victims of child sex trafficking. But the intent behind the law isn’t what the president is following; it’s the letter. Seems he’s put his magical pen and phone away for the time being. The New York Times describes it this way, “Originally pushed by a...
  • Hollywood, Islam and Political Correctness

    07/10/2014 4:07:39 AM PDT · by profreedomdude · 8 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10 July 2014 | Oliver Williams
    In the politically correct attempt to avoid "stereotyping" and be safe from discomfort, have we been blocking out reality? Hollywood has been indulging in a sort of reverse racial profiling: cinematic terrorists could be anybody other than Muslims. Muslim terrorists? As in the movie Non-Stop, Hollywood would rather cast the family members of 9/11 victims as terrorists rather than reflect that such a thing exists.
  • Hypocrites Take a Selfish Stance on Border Crisis

    07/10/2014 3:28:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals -- most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens -- are streaming across America's southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the U.S. For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spins-offs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru. Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America,...
  • President Obama Should Go Down to Border

    07/10/2014 3:15:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Based on this fiscal year's eight-and-a-half months of activity so far, the number of unaccompanied alien children from Honduras apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol will increase 22 times from what it was in 2009. That's a jump from fewer than 1,000 children five years ago to more than 21,000 this year. Similar increases are predicted for unaccompanied alien children from Guatemala -- from 1,115 in 2009 to a projected 17,887 -- and a 13-fold increase in UACs from El Salvador, from 1,221 to a projected total of 16,145. In 2012, when immigration was a key issue during the presidential...
  • Young Women Are Being Lied To By the Left; Fight Back With New Book “Assault and Flattery”

    07/10/2014 3:05:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 10, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Come this fall, students at universities across the United States will be starting their new school year. They’ll attend classes with names like “The Evolution of American Women’s Studies,” “Women & Gender Studies,” or “Feminism and the Fate of the Planet.” In fact, most universities now offer multiple fields of study in feminism, gender, and women’s studies. They have more loony course options about sex and sexuality than math and science. And in almost every case, those students will be lied to. About the victimization of women at the hands of Republicans. About the God-given differences between men and women....
  • Bill Whittle: Where Do You Live Mark Zuckerberg?

    07/09/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies ^ | 7-9-2014 | Bill Whittle
    The crisis on the Mexican border is worsening by the hour. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle hammers home three devastating points regarding the dangerous legal precedents, the morally gray areas, and the hypocritical pose of unearned moral superiority on the part of those proposing amnesty and open borders. TRANSCRIPT: WHERE DO YOU LIVE, MARK ZUCKERBERG? "Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Today I want to make three points regarding the current, artificially created emergency on the southern border, as children are used as innocent pawns to force an issue in order to gain political...
  • Sarah Palin's Immigration-Impeachment Bonfire

    07/09/2014 7:39:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Jill Lawrence
    Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water, Sarah Barracuda comes back to bite. SNIP But now Palin has burst back onto the political stage with a call to impeach President Barack Obama over immigration — a double-whammy from a celebrity with a following that's ripe for mobilization... SNIP Palin goes on to charge that "because of Obama's purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in," summoning the image of strangers streaming into your living room and plopping their bare or stockinged feet on the...
  • ‘Please Stop Helping Us’

    07/09/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Nat'l Review ^ | 7-8-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. “Please do not do any more good in my country,” he said. “We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done.” That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is Please Stop Helping Us. Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum-wage laws to “affirmative action” quotas
  • Immigration Reform Madness

    07/09/2014 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Underage Immigrants Flood US From Central America Over 52,000 illegal immigrant kids and 39,000 families have been apprehended this year alone, flooding into the US primarily from Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.Obama Requests $3.7 Billion to Strengthen Borders On Tuesday, president Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the issue. Will Congress oblige? And by the way, whatever happened to the immigration reform bill that both parties seemed to want earlier this year? Here's the answer (possibly to both questions): Republicans declared immigration reform dead following the surprise defeat of house majority leader Eric...
  • Can Trust Save Us?

    07/09/2014 3:32:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Charles Payne
    In this month's newsletter, we look into the Trust Economy and how it is changing capitalism, but maybe the hype is ahead of reality. We know all the sexy names like Uber and Airbnb and others: Parking Panda Liquid Sidecar DogVacay Zaarly Poshmark Relay Riders Lyft NeighborGoods TaskRabbit Lending Club Getaround Fon But, reports this week state that Uber X will lower prices and the company will take losses to gain market share and fend off competition. The news gave a lot of people pause. Maybe this isn't an economic cure-all that the hype and multi-billion dollar values suggest. I...
  • The Triumph of Law Over Ideology

    07/09/2014 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ken Connor
    It's been almost a week since the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, and there appears to be no end in sight to the Left's outrage over the outcome. As expected, given the controversial nature of the issue at hand, most of the ire is reflexive and purely visceral. It's unlikely that many are taking the time to actually educate themselves on the Court's reasoning behind the decision. In their eyes, misogyny and religious fanaticism won out over women's rights, period. On the Right, there is a temptation to fall into essentially the same error: ascribing...
  • The NSA's Online Dragnet: Warrantless Surveillance Hits the Target, Along With Many Other People

    07/09/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    As an Illinois senator running for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised there would be no more "wiretaps without warrants" under his administration. He abandoned that position even before he was elected to the White House, voting for legislation that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to let the National Security Agency collect Americans' international communications without a warrant. The targets of such surveillance were supposed to be foreigners located outside of the United States, and the purpose of the surveillance was supposed to be the acquisition of "foreign intelligence information," implying that the targets would be suspected spies...
  • A new low for liberals: Attacking Catholic nuns over Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Edward Morrisey
    I'm a big fan of absurdity in politics. But even absurdity has its limits, and the National Organization for Women has surpassed it in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. As part of its full-throated defense of ObamaCare's contraception mandate, NOW has a list of what it calls "The Dirty 100" — entities that have sued the Department of Health and Human Services and demanded exemptions on the basis of their First Amendment right to religious expression and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, the two firms that...
  • Humanitarianism Can Be an Effective Disguise for Profiteering

    07/09/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all. Humanitarianism and charity can't always be taken at face value, if only because there is no better front for...
  • Conversations with Reagan

    07/09/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II, according to a survey of the American people who were asked to rate the nation's chief executives over the past 69 years. The Quinnipiac University Poll released last week found that one third of its respondents picked Obama as the all-time worst, ahead of George W. Bush in its disapproval. Obama's unpopularity will come as no surprise to those who've been closely following his big spending presidency. But the really big news was the man who topped the best presidency list: Ronald Reagan. Reagan championed entrepreneurial...
  • Pat Buchanan's Campaign Chronicle of the 1960s

    07/09/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Shortly before Richard Nixon was going to formally announce that he would be running again for president in 1968, Pat Buchanan and Rose Mary Woods, two of his closest aides, presented him with an idea. "Given the multiple crises confronting the nation -- race conflict, soaring crime, inflation, the war in Vietnam, the mounting Soviet missile threat -- and the difficulty of dealing with them all at once," Buchanan writes in his new book "The Greatest Comeback," "we suggested that Nixon in a single declaration destroy the image of him as a consummate politician and tell the nation 'that the...
  • Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem

    07/09/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Last week, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Zach Carter...The Huffington Post‘s senior political economy reporter. The interview’s purpose was to discuss Carter’s negative response to Hewitt’s previous interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The interview was lively and interesting but it did not go well for Carter, who was forced to admit his ignorance of the historical context of the situation in Iraq....Carter said he hadn’t read...Bernard Lewis’ Crisis of Islam, Robin Wright’s Dreams and Shadows, or Thomas P. M. Barnett’s The Pentagon’s New Map. He said he hadn’t read Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War but that he’d...
  • Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

    07/09/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Judging from the seething reaction by liberals to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case, one might easily forget that just two years ago they were singing the Court’s praises after it refused to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional. Then again, such extreme emotional swings should not be unexpected when one’s perception of justice is based not on law, but on politics and emotion. Therefore, in spite of a ruling that was far more limited in scope than could easily have been the case, the Left’s over-the-top reaction to Hobby Lobby is based on myth and delusion. Below are...
  • When Government Tries to Be Nice

    07/09/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Could the flood of underage, would-be immigrants over the southern border be "Obama's Katrina" as Susan Page of USA Today warned? No, it's worse. Even the most virulent George W. Bush denigrator would not suggest that the former president actually created the hurricane. This president, by contrast, bears a heavy responsibility for creating the deluge of unaccompanied minors who have recently crashed ashore. To say President Barack Obama is largely responsible is not to say that he intended this result. If this episode serves to remind people about the law of unintended consequences, we'll learn far more valuable lessons than...
  • Hollywood, Where Liberal Values Reign -- Except at the Box Office

    07/09/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement: "You are going to kill it out there!" Donna replies: "I actually have an appointment to do that tomorrow." Donna's talking about her abortion appointment. Get it? It's funny because it's true. Or if you're like me, you think it's not funny because it's true. Many critics think it's funny. One dubbed it "far and away the most...
  • Obama's Incompetence Sinks In

    07/09/2014 6:44:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd assembled a panel of liberal-media veterans on his morning show "The Daily Rundown" Monday and joked that the assembled heavyweights presented "a nightmare scenario for Brent Bozell." But what these journalists proceeded to issue was a devastating indictment of the Obama presidency and a real nightmare for this president. Carolyn Ryan, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, brought up "the national funk we're in, the sort of national malaise." The word "malaise" is never a good word to be around if you're the president. But for President Barack Obama, who is now...
  • Better Than Obamacare: Health Savings Accounts Would Be Free From Government Control

    07/09/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of birth control for their employees. This was a critical ruling, because it indicates that the majority of the Court still thinks religious beliefs and personal choice have a valid place in American society. The margin of the split decision, however, is alarming, because it reminds us of how close we are to having a government that will subject moral convictions to its bureaucratically directed control. People have legitimate differences of opinion about...
  • Hamas’s Nazi-Style Rocket Blitz

    07/09/2014 5:35:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 9, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Hamas’s Nazi-Style Rocket BlitzPosted By Joseph Klein On July 9, 2014 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The Palestinian unity government, via its co-equal partner Hamas, is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against Israeli civilians.  Hamas has launched scores of rockets from Gaza aimed at major Israeli cities covering more than half of Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Caesarea. The attacks have escalated from 6 on June 27th to more than 160 on July 8th. This is Hamas’s version of the Nazi-style air blitz, meant to terrorize the Israeli...
  • Never Let a Self-Produced Horror Show Go to Waste

    07/09/2014 5:33:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Now that the Left has hobbled the immigration system, it’s time for it to strike. Never Let a Self-Produced Horror Show Go to WastePosted By Ben Shapiro On July 9, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, once infamously stated. He never bothered to spell out the unspoken corollary to that appalling statement: And if there is no serious crisis available, manufacture one.The American left has followed that pattern for generations. The left destroyed the nuclear family by...
  • Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit

    07/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 9, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into DetroitPosted By Daniel Greenfield On July 9, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments After another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel branded the shootings unacceptable and the city’s top cop demanded more gun control laws. Chicago’s murder rate has actually dropped since concealed carry became legal. Emanuel’s lawsuits over his illegal gun control laws have left the already struggling city deep in the hole and forced to cover the NRA’s million dollars in legal bills.Concealed carry paid off over the bloody weekend when a vet carrying a gun...
  • Spending and Morality

    07/09/2014 4:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem." When Boehner responded with "But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem," Obama replied, "I'm getting tired of hearing you say that." In one sense, the president is right. What's being called a spending problem is really a symptom of an unappreciated deep-seated national moral rot. Let's examine it with a few questions. Is it moral for Congress to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another? I believe that most Americans would pretend that...
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • Obama: Give Me $3.7B to Fix a Border I Said Was Secure In 2012

    07/09/2014 4:18:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/08/2014 | IBD Staff
    Immigration: During his re-election campaign, President Obama said emphatically that the southwestern border was secure. Now he wants billions to cope with the flood of illegals crossing that very border. According to various news accounts, the number of illegals coming across the border has surged to 35,000 month. In just the past few months, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossed over, creating a huge humanitarian crisis. How can this possibly be happening? After all, didn't Obama tell us when he ran for re-election that the border with Mexico was secure? As a matter of fact, he did. Many times.
  • The real reason gun control is failing

    07/09/2014 12:00:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Full title: The real reason gun control is failing. Americans are still OK with guns, and until we can change that, Michael Bloomberg's millions won't mean a thing But there is no such thing as a neutral position on guns, because there is no such thing as a neutral gun. Guns have one purpose: to kill things. They are no more neutral than a poison. Guns are not objects, and I doubt we can change the way our country deals with them by thinking of guns as merely potentially dangerous things that need to be regulated, no different than unstable...
  • Billings (Montana) Gazette Reverses Op-Ed Obama Endorsement: Obama Earned the Low Ratings ...

    07/08/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 27, 2014 | Billings Gazette
    Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings Sometimes, you have to admit you're wrong. And, we were wrong. We said that things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal polls show that Americans are giving Obama lower marks than in 2006 when Iraq was going poorly for Bush and a tepid response to Hurricane Katrina sunk Bush's ratings. It's not that popularity polling should be the final...
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy Too European? (NYT)

    07/08/2014 8:04:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | By Clemens Wergin
    BERLIN — I have long been a critic of the German foreign policy debate — of its freeloading on the American security umbrella, coupled with moral grandstanding whenever the Americans did things their way; of too much analysis of past events and not enough thinking about how to get things right in the future; of its tendency to take words as a substitute for deeds. That’s why I have usually given the Americans the benefit of the doubt: At least they took on problems nobody else was willing to tackle. But then, at the height of the Syria conflict and...
  • America's new war: Patriots vs. termites

    07/08/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Cain ^ | July 8, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Dinesh D'Souza lays it out.I’ve been inspired by Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, to recognize something about the current state of affairs. As Dinesh makes clear, we are in a new war in this nation. It is not a war triggered by a shot heard round the world or by an invasion. Rather, it is a war between two ideas – the idea of America, and the idea of America no more.And who are the combatants in this war? They are the American patriots vs. the American termites. It is people who love America and...
  • Detroit Retirees Asked to Pay for Decades of Democrat Government

    07/08/2014 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Retired city workers in the Liberal Utopia of Detroit are being asked whether or not they want the city to exit bankruptcy, by slashing retirement pensions and cost of living adjustments. Officials are urging retirees to agree to a 4.5 percent cut in pension payouts, and an end to COLA. Unsurprisingly, some former city workers are less than thrilled by the idea of taking a pay-cut in an attempt to lessen the city’s debt obligation. Now, I understand the retirement pension of an average city worker is not amazingly lush in the city of Detroit; but (and this is...
  • Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians (Barry Barf-fest)

    07/08/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/8/2014 | BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
    As Air Force One prepared to touch down in the Holy Land last year, I looked out my window and was once again struck by the fact that Israel’s security can be measured in a matter of minutes and miles. I’ve seen what security means to those who live near the Blue Line, to children in Sderot who just want to grow up without fear, to families who’ve lost their homes and everything they have to Hezbollah’s and Hamas’s rockets. And as a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain endured by the parents of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and...
  • The Cramdown Artists

    07/08/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    What this country almost certainly doesn't need right now is more laws and regulations; but it doesn't necessarily need fewer laws and regulations, either. What we appear to need above all else is a deeper -- and that's not saying much -- understanding of the purposes for which a civilized society passes laws and enacts regulations. We need, in essence, moral instruction. Eeek! "Moral instruction"? "Right" and "wrong"? By whose lights, whose standards? The contraception debate -- to the extent you call it a debate instead of a shouting match -- brings to mind these fundamental, yet generally skirted,...
  • Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

    07/08/2014 3:19:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats ("educrats") are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma and another likely in Louisiana. In both states the governors tried to get rid of Common Core, but parents are shocked that it may return by court order as unelected educrats claim they have more power than the state legislature and governor combined. The Oklahoma legislature approved a law to repeal Common Core, and the governor signed...
  • The Alien Patriot

    07/08/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans have many blessings to count, not least among them the foreigners who come here to learn from us and wind up teaching us. The most insightful of them understand us better than we do ourselves, can see us more clearly than we see ourselves, and in their own way become more American than the Americans. How do they do that -- see what we couldn't before they drew our attention to it? Maybe their vision is so clear because America is still new to them. Familiarity not only breeds contempt, but blurs the vision -- and the rest...
  • Obama: I Can't Work With Others; Sue Me

    07/08/2014 2:11:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    In January, President Barack Obama outlined his strategy for 2014. "I've got a pen, and I've got a phone," he said. The president planned on using his pen to sign executive and administrative orders and his phone to call outside groups -- not Congress -- to rally behind his pet programs. Obama forgot to mention his third favorite instrument -- the teleprompter. Rather than working with Congress, Obama's second term is all about blaming Congress for whatever goes wrong. In that can't-do spirit, Obama mocked House Speaker John Boehner's threat to take legal action against the White House's imperial ways....
  • Are Obama’s Advisers Unhinged?

    07/08/2014 12:43:42 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Surely reports that President Obama is going down to Texas at the height of the Katrina-like border debacle to raise money at the home of the popular but often polarizing filmmaker and Quentin Tarantino–collaborator Robert Rodriguez are the stuff of right-wing mythology?</p>