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  • Walker’s hostile waters: destruction of WI univ damages more than the liberal academic elite

    08/27/2015 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Salon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Paula Young Lee
    Universities are an ecosystem, and when faculty are poached and grant money dries up, everyone suffers If you’re from Wisconsin, the Friday night fish fry is a big deal, and the fish you want on your plate is a yellow perch you caught yourself. But for years, the population of yellow perch has been in serious decline. Now on the verge of collapse, the future of this iconic fish is looking grim. Kind of like what is happening right now with the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, under siege from a legislative agenda that has been steadily decimating its...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • The Contentless “Conservative” Opposition to Patent Reform

    08/27/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    What do you call someone who supports Federal bureaucrats granting rights out of thin air, judges legislating from the bench about how those rights work, and spreads terror about technological progress (along with derogatory comparisons to Uber)? Sadly, some people seem to think you should call them “conservatives.” At least, that’s the only thing I can get out of looking at the so-called conservative opposition to patent reform, which just this week added yet more confusion to the debate when a group calling itself the Conservative Action Project put out a letter slamming the two major patent reform bills making...
  • Do You Think They Really Understand the Mess We Are In?

    08/27/2015 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Matt Towery
    It's not just the stock market that is having trouble these days. In reality, everywhere you look there are just plain wacky things going on that somehow much of the media and political "intelligentsia" have failed to report or acknowledge. Back in April, this column, based on analysis of several readily available financial surveys, suggested that a major correction in our markets was likely, not in a matter of years, but in just months. Bam. It happened. The most troubling aspects are not the issues or problems that require a crystal ball and a lot of luck. More concerning is...
  • Trump Says What He Means and Means What He Says

    08/27/2015 10:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a 29-person focus group of Trump supporters this past Monday. At one point, while talking to journalists who were watching the group through a one-way mirror, Luntz said, "I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don't realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn't listening to their grassroots." The next evening, Luntz elaborated on the focus group results. "Let me be clear about this," he told Sean Hannity on Fox News. "What Trump has...
  • U.S. and UK Politics Are Mirror Images

    08/27/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories, the Labour Party appears ready to elect as its next leader one Jeremy Corbyn, a hardcore leftist, self-described socialist and member of Parliament, who recently compared ISIS to the U.S. military and has called the terrorist group Hamas a "friend." Corbyn also wants to renationalize some British industries and increase taxes on "the rich," who are already paying more than half their earnings in income taxes, as well as...
  • Rethinking Warren G. Harding (NYT Op-ed)

    08/27/2015 9:17:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | By RONALD RADOSH and ALLIS RADOSH
    THE last year or so has not been kind to Warren G. Harding, who was the 29th president, from 1921 to 1923. Last summer the Library of Congress released his steamy love letters to his neighbor Carrie Phillips. More recently, some of Harding’s descendants had their DNA tested, to see if there was any truth to the claim of Nan Britton, the author of the tell-all book “The President’s Daughter,” that she had borne Harding’s child. They released the results last month. It turns out she had. Harding’s reputation wasn’t doing well to begin with. From the first poll of...
  • ALISON AND ADAM AND THE MONSTER

    08/27/2015 7:28:19 AM PDT · by shortstop · 84 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/27/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    He waited for the cameraman to turn back. He wanted the audience to see her die, and the cameraman had panned to the right, to show the resort, so he lowered the gun and waited for him to turn back. Then he opened fire. Some fat loser named Vester who wanted to kill some white people and settle some scores and make a name for himself. He was “Bryce” on TV. And he was Bryce on Twitter as he posted the video of himself gunning down three innocent people, unloading his Glock into them and America's consciousness. Camera in the...
  • Ron Sherman: Yellow cabs vs. Uber: Tale of the tax tape

    08/27/2015 7:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ron sherman
    It's easy to take yellow cabs for granted. Taxis are ubiquitous in the city, moving 500,000 New Yorkers, tourists and business travelers daily. But what do they really contribute to the local and state coffers? With new competition like Uber and all kinds of assertions and assumptions being made about the value of these businesses, it seemed like a good time to provide New Yorkers with the facts. In 2015, yellow-taxicab owners, drivers and passengers are estimated to contribute to the city and state: -$18 million in sales tax through the lease of taxicabs. -$94 million to the Metropolitan Transportation...
  • College Board’s AP U.S. History Ignores Valor and Sacrifice of America’s Military

    10/04/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2014 | Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger
    On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan stood at the very spot on the northern coast of France where forty years before Allied soldiers had stormed ashore to liberate Europe from the long night of Nazi tyranny. As an audience of D-Day veterans and world leaders listened, President Reagan introduced the American Rangers who captured the cliffs as “champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” But starting this year, many of our best students won’t learn about the “boys of Pointe du Hoc.” Although state and local U.S. history standards recognize and...
  • What If Hillary Clinton Doesn't Care?

    08/27/2015 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been pulling the wool over our eyes for years? What if, while she was secretary of state, she ran two secret wars, one in Libya and one in Syria? What if there already were wars in each of those countries, so she used those wars as covers for her own? What if President Obama gave permission for her to do this? What if the president lacks the legal authority to authorize anyone to fight secret wars? What if she obtained the consent of a dozen members of Congress from both...
  • The Nation's Budget Outlook Is Worse Than You Think

    08/27/2015 5:24:55 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/26/2015 | Staff
    Budgets: The bad news is that the country is headed toward $1 trillion deficits in 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The worse news is that, if history is any guide, this forecast is probably way too optimistic.
  • Letter to a Friend: 'Harsh Immigration' Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

    08/27/2015 4:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Larry Elder,
    Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both -- and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby helping Hillary immensely. Democrats must be loving his clown act. It deflects attention from Hillary's emails. Over time, Trump has donated more money to Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. Does he have any positions other than the one on immigration? At least from the news clips I've...
  • Boca Hezbollah Imam Praises Louis Farrakhan

    08/27/2015 4:58:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Syrian-born Mohamad al-Halabi finds common cause with messengers of hate. Since Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made his call for 10,000 of his followers to volunteer to murder white people, last month, it is important to expose those in positions of influence who champion him and other messengers of hate. One of these individuals is the Imam of the Boca Raton, Florida-based American Islamic Center of Florida, Mohamad al-Halabi, who recently went out of his way to publicly praise Farrakhan. Farrakhan began his leadership within the Nation of Islam (NOI) in 1978 and took over the entire organization in...
  • His Own Worst Enemy

    08/27/2015 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    On paper, Donald Trump offers a lot as a candidate. He’s able to command a room, he is decisive, confident, unapologetic for what he believes, doesn’t need to kiss rings and make promises to raise money, and he stands up to an activist media. But campaigns aren’t run on paper, they’re run in life. And in life, Donald Trump appears to have an out-of-control ego in need of constant feeding, which is coupled with no ability to control himself. Nothing about Donald Trump’s life requires constraint. Worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion, there is nothing he can’t afford...
  • The Constitution Still Doesn’t Grant Birthright Citizenship

    08/27/2015 3:56:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent — but dearly hoped-for — Jeb! administration, live, during his show.(Apparently my debate with O’Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.)Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they’re popping up on Fox News’ airwaves, competing to see who can denounce Donald...
  • Walker’s Obamacare Alternative: Setting the Record Straight

    08/27/2015 2:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    On August 18, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker became the first leading Republican presidential candidate to release a full-fledged Obamacare alternative. Walker’s alternative would fully repeal Obamacare and provide the sort of real reform for which Americans have long been waiting. But there has been a fair amount of misreporting in the wake of Walker’s announcement, and it’s worth setting the record straight. It’s not Burr-Coburn-Hatch (or Burr-Hatch-Upton). A couple of outlets, most notably the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, have erroneously suggested that Walker’s proposal is pretty much the same as the one released last year by senators Richard Burr,...
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who don’t talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And it’s hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • George F. Will: The havoc Trump wreaks

    08/26/2015 7:14:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 133 replies
    MercuryNews.com ^ | 08/26/2015 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON -- Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney. It is perhaps quixotic to try to distract Trump's supporters with facts, which their leader, who is no stickler for dignity, considers beneath him. Still, consider these: The white percentage of the electorate has been shrinking for decades and will be about 2 points smaller in 2016 than in 2012....
  • Jorge Ramos Is an Immigration Activist Posing as a Reporter

    08/26/2015 7:05:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/26/15 | Ian Tuttle
    Donald Trump might not have paid for that microphone, but he sure as hell owned it. At a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday, Trump had barely reached the podium before Jorge Ramos, superstar anchor for Spanish-language network Univision, began interrogating him about his immigration platform. Trump, who already had called on a different journalist for the first question, told Ramos to be quiet and wait his turn. Ramos refused: “I have the right to ask a question,” he declared. At a nod from The Donald, security escorted Ramos from the room. (video at link) Jorge Ramos may be the...
  • Jorge Ramos Makes the Case for Donald Trump

    08/26/2015 7:00:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    nysenate.gov ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York
    You should know that last night, during Donald Trump’s press conference in Dubuque, Iowa there was a confrontation between Univision reporter Jorge Ramos and US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. After watching that interview, I believe that Jorge Ramos’ actions were an embarrassment to Hispanics, immigrants, reporters and to Univision. We all know that Donald Trump has become #1 in the polls because when he talks about immigration, he stirs a sentiment that resonates with many Americans who think that immigrants come here to take cover, be macho men, and enjoy the rights without respect, and do whatever they want to...
  • Ithaca Voice reporter: I shouldn’t have to wait 20 months for a gun

    08/26/2015 6:15:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | 08/25/15 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. — A 20-month waiting period for a pistol permit in Tompkins County is too long to wait for a gun and doesn't keep anybody safer. That's how long it will take me — a person with no criminal history and no mental illnesses — to get a permit. I probably come to the table with a perspective different than most New Yorkers. I'm a Texas girl from a primarily conservative family who considers going to a gun range and grabbing lunch a wonderfully spent Saturday with my relatives. I don't think my background, however, changes the fact that...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Catcalling Democrats: Hillary, Get Out!

    08/26/2015 1:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Polling data shows that Trump is just continuing to skyrocket in most places. Hillary still beats Trump head-to-head in Wisconsin, I think I saw that. But Hillary man, oh, man, oh, man, I'll tell you the catcalls on the Democrat side among Democrats and media are for her to just get out. Last week it was one supporter writing in the UK Telegraph, I think, that we quoted, who said, "Please, Hillary, I love you, but please get out before you embarrass yourself. Please get out. Please." Many more people have now joined that refrain. And now the popular...
  • Jorge Ramos Isn't a Journalist. He's the General of the Illegal Immigration Invasion!

    08/26/2015 1:34:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me grab the phones, quickly, and get started with this. Houston, Texas. Umberto, it's great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Hi, Rush. RUSH: How are you doing, Umberto? CALLER: Not bad, not bad. It's a privilege to be able to be on your show. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: Okay, no problem. Listen, this thing about this Jorge Ramos from Univision. The guy was really out of line. The guy had no... If I were Univision, I would fire him in a minute, because this represents, I hope, what Univision stands for,...
  • Hillary Is Still Haunted By the Ghost of Rush After He Left a Note in the Lincoln Bedroom

    08/26/2015 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you. This was funny. Monday I wake up and there's an e-mail from Snerdley. He said, "I love the first two paragraphs of this." And he gave me the Web link. I said, "I wonder what this is?" Snerdley does not bother me with e-mail because he knows so many other people do. So he tries to go judicious. When I get an e-mail from Snerdley, I know it's something, and the link was to the New Yorker. It was a story on Hillary and her e-mail server and problem. And I read the...
  • WDBJ Shooting Exposes the Ugly Underbelly of Social Media; Coverage

    08/26/2015 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know when I first heard about the shooting in Virginia this morning, I thought it had to be a lovers thing. The original reports were that the reporter and the cameraman were engaged, and they are, but not to each other. But the original report had them engaged to each other. So the shooting happens and I thought it had to be a lovers triangle. Turns out that's not what it was. It's a racist, I should say racial incident, perhaps. It's gonna be a big, big conflict for the media here as this goes forward. Greetings, my...
  • Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express

    08/26/2015 12:26:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week's attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in at least five countries. Despite strict Belgian and French gun- and ammunition-control laws, not only did Khazzani acquire an AK-47 assault rifle, but when the moment came to wage armed jihad, he successfully evaded rail station security and slipped his AK with 200 rounds of ammo on board...
  • Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar and the Nasty Left

    08/26/2015 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Internet criminals responsible for hacking the adultery website Ashley Madison released full records of those who registered to use the service. The media began perusing the list -- and naturally, the first major name to hit the media was Josh Duggar. The media busted Duggar several months ago, too, when they released information that the former "19 Kids and Counting" reality star had molested children as a teenager. What makes Duggar's infidelity noteworthy? The fact that he purported to be a religious Christian. In his adulthood, Duggar became executive director of Family Research Council Action, the legislative...
  • ACLU: Force Catholic Hospitals to Abandon Catholic Faith

    08/26/2015 10:28:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The woefully misnamed American Civil Liberties Union is launching a crusade to force Catholic hospitals to act against Catholic moral teachings and the natural law. This is an un-American attack on religious liberty. The ACLU's intentions came to light this week after it threatened to sue Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, which is operated by the Sisters of Mercy. The hospital is a part of Dignity Health, a nonprofit that operates 40 hospitals -- 22 of which are Catholic -- in California, Nevada and Arizona. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday, Elizabeth Gill, an ACLU lawyer,...
  • Trump And Obama -- Mirror Images Of The Same Warped View Of The Constitution (Barf Alert!!!)

    08/26/2015 10:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Before taking the stage at a campaign event in Mobile, Alabama last Friday, Donald Trump had his private jet circle the venue -- a college football stadium packed with 30,000 screaming fans, some waving signs that proclaimed, “Thank You, Lord Jesus, for President Trump"; and everyone waiting breathlessly to see the man who repeatedly tells us he “tells it like it is.” It was a “rock star” move even President Barack Obama did not have the moxie to pull-off in 2008. But, for Trump, it is all a part of the show. Flamboyant gestures. Brash statements. No apologies. This is...
  • Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes

    08/26/2015 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Mona Charen
    When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker and a middle-aged academic, both French, were first on the scene. The sound of gunfire awakened three young American tourists: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler. In a moment evocative of the Flight 93 passengers' shining courage on 9/11, Skarlatos saw Ayoub El-Khazzani struggling with one of his guns and leapt up, saying simply "Let's go" to his friends....
  • Liberal Hypocrisy on the Subject of Constitutional Tinkering

    08/26/2015 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other Republican candidates have joined the bandwagon. This is probably good politics for the GOP nomination and almost certainly bad politics for the general election. I am inclined against the idea as a matter of public policy, because the costs would outweigh the benefits. But I am far from convinced it is something to be outraged about. It's funny: On countless public policy...
  • Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

    08/26/2015 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Star Parker
    Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body parts. This includes commerce in intact cadavers. One segment shows an executive of one of its client firms laughing about it. This latest video has provoked a new round of demonstrations by thousands across the nation to continue to raise awareness about the sickening, inhumane, and yes, uncivilized behavior that is tolerated in our nation. And even more unbelievably, that taxpayer funds (more than $500 million dollars annually) are funneled...
  • TV Networks Make Waves for Trump

    08/26/2015 7:55:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The fascination of the news media with Donald Trump is ironic, to say the least. For people who have long lamented the domination of Big Money in politics, these reporters are presenting Mr. Big Money himself with a ticker tape parade of free media. It could be considered hypocritical, too. Big Money is a bad thing -- unless they're the ones making it. Fox's 24 million viewers for their debate proved Trump's market value; ever since that debate, it's been all media, all the time for him. One might have assumed that other candidates would have gotten more attention after...
  • The Appeal of Trump

    08/26/2015 5:40:12 AM PDT · by LS · 72 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | LS
    Last night I posted some of this on the thread about Trump's IA speech. I got so many requests to make this its own thread, that I enhanced and developed it a little, but I've said about the same thing for months. If you look at the latest New Hampshire poll, for example, you find that Trump is leading big---but is leading in almost every single category and subgroup: women, men, younger, older, conservative, liberal, moderate. That is truly Amazing. He's preferred by almost 40% of HISPANICS in the latest Nevada poll. In national polls, he's up 3:1 over his...
  • The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    08/26/2015 4:29:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver's license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator? Put another way: If you wish to hire the services of such a person, what right does a third party have to prevent that exchange? Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies -- the right to prevent entry by others. Sometimes this monopoly takes the form of exclusive government-granted rights to particular individuals to provide...
  • The Fallacy of the Participation Trophy

    08/26/2015 4:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Allen West
    I was in Pittsburgh last week to speak and was bunked down at the historic Duquesne Club downtown. Thursday morning I awoke for a morning run and headed to the riverfront trail. I headed past the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the evening prior had defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, then past Heinz Field, home of the Steelers. I went on down along the Ohio River and decided to turn around at Peggy’s Harbor. On the way back as I passed Heinz Field again I was hit with a blinding flash of the obvious. Earlier last week we learned of...
  • What Is Obama's Top Population-Control Freak Hiding?

    08/26/2015 4:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    The most transparent administration in American history is at it again -- dodging sunlight and evading public disclosure. Joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her secret servers, former IRS witch hunt queen Lois Lerner and her secret email accounts, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and her Internet alter egos, and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his non-public email account is White House science czar John Holdren. President Obama's top climate change adviser is defending his hide-and-seek game in federal court. Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute appealed a D.C. district court ruling protecting Holdren's...
  • WaPo Editorial: Republicans should stop wasting time attacking Planned Parenthood

    08/26/2015 3:56:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2015
    THE ANTIABORTION movement seems to have gained new momentum. Thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood clinics over the weekend. Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are demanding a crackdown on the organization. Several Republican governors have moved to cut off funds, including Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a state with just two Planned Parenthood clinics that don’t even perform abortions. Energizing the fight, which threatens to complicate this fall’s federal budget negotiations and could lead to a government shutdown, are notorious sting videos from the so-called Center for Medical Progress targeting Planned Parenthood officials. [Snip] The...
  • Former Trump adviser: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/25/2015 7:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump adviser Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country' (Just Wow!)

    08/25/2015 7:04:42 PM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CNS ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I am a proud American who believes that America has held – and still holds – a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence. I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest, and admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes. But on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind. It took a lot of old fashioned guts...
  • We’ve ignored a reason for homicides of blacks: Look at the enemy within.

    08/25/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/25/15 | Courtland Milloy
    When it comes to the causes of homicide among black people, thereÂ’s something a lot of black people are saying among themselves: ItÂ’s not all due to institutional racism. Few dare say it publicly, lest some animus-filled, right-wing conservatives hail you as their kind of black.But the subject must be broached, especially now that homicides are spiking like mad in urban areas throughout the nation. If racist cops are part of an institutional threat to black people, there are also black men and women dying at the hands of people who look like them. It is the enemy within. Call...
  • Satan’s Chief Hypnotic Power on America Through the Years

    08/25/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by kindred · 111 replies
    Today, music is the main hypnotic vehicle used by Satan to brainwash the masses and to get them to a state that is anti authority and anti God. Wherever one ventures you cannot help but see, hear and witness the music industry dominating our American society and culture. The advancement of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (1969-1991) movement was purposely designed to further erode and break down the moral walls and fiber of our American Judeo/Christian society and culture at a more rapid rate. In Satan’s plan, America must be eradicated before he can establish his 666 world government...
  • Rick Wilson: You Hate It From Barack Obama. But You Love It From Donald Trump.

    08/25/2015 1:25:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) ^ | August 12, 2015 | Rick Wilson
    Rick Wilson is a national Republican media consultant and campaign adviser. I’ve come to realize that the Obama Cult and the Trump Cult are two sides of the same personality-cult coin. The cognitive dissonance between what the Trump faction hated about Obama and what they love about Donald is so far beyond ironic it would take a team of trained linguists and semioticians decades to decode.But I’ll try.You hated Barack Obama’s cult-like followers, with their mindless stares of adoration, their impervious barrier between emotion and reason, and their instant fury when confronted with the facts about his record, his history,...
  • Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

    08/25/2015 11:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Anne Applebaum
    ... Watching Donald Trump bluster and bluff his way through a presidential campaign, I wonder if we underestimate the ways in which Internet vitriol has broadened the parameters of political debate. We are "shocked, shocked" by Trump's language, but all of it is exactly the sort of thing anyone can encounter in the normal course of reading about politics online. John McCain isn't a war hero? I'll bet he finds worse insults than that on his Facebook page, and so does everybody who writes about him. All Mexicans are rapists? I open my Twitter account every morning to find similar...
  • Scott Walker falls flat on his face

    08/25/2015 10:31:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    This is what happens when you try to trump the Donald. Scott Walker has for two decades won primary elections by refusing to allow any Republican to outmaneuver him on the right. So when Donald Trump, father of the Central Park ice rink, began skating circles around the Republican presidential field with his perfect execution of hard-line conservative positions, the Wisconsin governor tried to keep up by attempting more daring ideological leaps. But in recent days, Walker has spun himself into a triple axel — and landed on his face. First, asked by NBC’s Kasie Hunt whether he supported ending...
  • GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

    08/25/2015 10:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump's candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They're outthinking themselves. They say he is a flash in the pan, the darling of disaffected independents, the tea party's dream, a Clinton plant or the right wing's narcissistic alternative to Barack Obama.Folks, it's not that difficult. For many Americans -- who knows what percentage? -- the Republican Party is not an antidote to President Obama's seven-year wrecking ball.They look at the GOP and occasionally see strong rhetoric but mostly observe a lack of inspiration, energy and...
  • Mortgage Madness Returns

    08/25/2015 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Last month I bought a house in Potomac, Md., a trade-up on my current home, and was shocked to learn in the ensuing weeks that I couldn't get a mortgage loan. First, I went to PNC bank. Then Wells Fargo. Then another. Denied. Denied. Denied. No, I don't feel entitled to a loan, and the banks have every right not to lend me money. But my tale of woe tells a broader tale of what is going on in the lending industry these days. All the bankers told me the same thing: "Steve, if you'd walked in our bank eight...
  • #DumpSchumer and anti-Semitism (unites far left, neo-nazis)

    08/25/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-15 | BENJAMIN KERSTEIN
    If a senior US senator can so quickly become the target of a widespread campaign of anti-Semitism from both the Right and the Left, we should all increase our vigilance. The social media site Twitter offers an extraordinary form of communication. But perhaps because of its scope and anonymity, it is also a hotbed of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism. This has never been clearer than in the wake of Senator Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he will oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. In doing so, Schumer became guilty of heresy in the eyes of many on the progressive...