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  • The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

    07/03/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Charles Kruathammer
    The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence. In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized “successful regional power,” Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. At the time, Tehran was reeling — the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting — under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed...
  • President Obama Wants To End Independence Day As We Know It

    07/03/2015 9:06:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/15 | Drew Johnson
    Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If President Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating. New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other Independence Day traditions. Because the proposed ozone rule is set so low, things as harmless as a few backyard chefs grilling burgers in the same area at the same time, or even festive fireworks being launched during an Independence Day celebration, could cause an area to violate federal ozone standard thresholds. Such...
  • The surging truth-tellers of the GOP (Ted Cruz and Don Trump)

    07/03/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Times' Pruden On Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christie’s back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. They’re both long shots — the Donald is off the board — but they’re making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they can’t make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. It’s not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi...
  • Supreme Court May Have Saved Obamacare, but It Doomed Young Americans’ Health Care Options

    07/03/2015 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    Six Americans in black robes have, yet again, saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a major crisis, but the most important part of this story for young people is their atrocious ruling will cause significant problems for the nationÂ’s youngest and healthiest citizens. In the wake of the Supreme CourtÂ’s decision in the highly anticipated case King v. Burwell, pictures of young Americans celebrating at rallies in Washington, DC flooded the Internet and newspapers across the country. Nothing could be more ironic. Since the ACA was first implemented in 2013, prices for all health care insurance consumers have skyrocketed,...
  • Israel’s Populist Energy Crisis

    07/03/2015 10:08:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Direct foreign investment in Israel is in free fall. According to a report published last month by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD), foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014 was 46 percent below levels in 2013, dropping from $11.8 billion to $6.4bn. During the same period worldwide direct foreign investment dropped a mere 16%, meaning the drop in investment in Israel was nearly three times the global average. Some responded to the report by blaming Operation Protective Edge or the boycott Israel movement for the sudden downturn. And there is probably something, although not much, to that...
  • Ted Cruz Reminds President Obama: “The US Constitution Matters”

    07/03/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “President Barack Obama is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore." (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014) “It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.) While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind that—yes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinating—the U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. In brief, President Obama’s latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as...
  • What Does Independence Look Like Today?

    07/03/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/2/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    There’s no way to sugarcoat this. This Independence Day is marred by a thick darkness that cannot be illuminated by the endless fireworks over the weekend. This week we celebrate the birthday of the greatest nation on earth, marking the 239th year since the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in 1776. What we are truly celebrating is not the mere creation of a new nation and the document of secession from England, but the founding of a country on the self-evident, God-given rights and ideals expressed in the Declaration. It is those ideals that gave birth...
  • Obergefell: A wholesale act of judicial nullification

    07/03/2015 8:10:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alan Keyes
    ...Americans still loyal to the premises of right and justice must emphatically reject this decision. They must refuse to submit to it, just as in colonial times America’s first patriots refused to submit to British taxes imposed without regard for the will of legislatures elected by the people... The Obergefell decision is a more directly treasonous betrayal of constitutional law and justice than any of those previous acts of tyranny. As ratified by the American people, the U.S. Constitution derives its authority from their sovereign will. In the Declaration of Independence they cite the authority of “the laws of nature...
  • Don't Give Up On America

    07/03/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    As I've said, I was very alarmed, though not particularly surprised, by the two Supreme Court decisions last week in which the court's majority blithely bastardized the English language, the Constitution, the rule of law and the very idea of truth in order to further advance the progressive agenda in this nation. But what troubles me more than the court's betrayal of its duty to safeguard the Constitution and the rule of law is the apparent complacency among the public about these decisions and the radical shifts we are witnessing in our culture. Why do some seem resigned to the...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • So Much for the Free-Speech Left

    07/03/2015 7:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by Tim Graham.To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities. The messaging in movies, television and particularly music is punctuated deliberately and unnecessarily with all manner of language designed to offend. But when it comes to perfectly decent speech -- spoken innocently with no bad intention -- those same liberals need smelling salts. Welcome to the wacky world of "micro-aggressions," where conversation becomes a minefield of political correctness. It's all the rage on campuses. Both the University of California...
  • Patriotism, Optimism and Good-Natured Debate

    07/03/2015 6:54:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Barone
    The Fourth of July is a time to remember Americans who have contributed much to their country, and this Fourth weekend is a good time to remember two such Americans who died in recent weeks -- and whom I'd had the good fortune to know and joust with intellectually since the 1970s -- Allen Weinstein and Ben Wattenberg. Both were sons of Jewish immigrants, born in the 1930s and raised in the Bronx, which then had the highest Jewish percentage of any American county and also large Irish, Italian and black communities. The Bronx was one of the heartlands of...
  • Did Obama Reopen Middle Eastern Slave Markets by Executive Order?

    07/03/2015 6:27:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/2/15 | David Forsmark and Timothy Imholt, PhD July 2, 2015
    Wednesday, President Obama publicly announced that he is issuing an executive order that the U.S. government will no longer criminally prosecute families of American hostages for paying ransom.In so doing, he created a public market for the selling of American citizens—and raised the price on their heads considerably. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> In real life, no American family has ever been prosecuted for paying ransom; but apparently the president wants to make sure that the terrorists know for sure, and that they can get their money without that nasty FBI getting in the way.We can’t have the families of hostages dealing...
  • America, You're Beautiful

    07/03/2015 6:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    n between your July 4 barbecues and pool parties, the fireworks and the family fun, at some point over the holiday weekend I know you'll take a minute to reflect on the state of our nation. And with all the recent news, it will be hard not to sigh a bit. From the tragic Charleston shooting to the riots in Baltimore and Ferguson, from bitter fights over health care and gay marriage to our renewed involvement in a war in the Middle East, from widening income inequality to a broken immigration system, it seems like a lot's going wrong in...
  • Mass Hysteria in America

    07/03/2015 5:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did the bitings. They swept through other convents all the way to Rome. In July of 1518, people in Strasbourg, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, began dancing. It started with Frau Troffea. Others began to join in, and soon there were 400 dancers. Some died as a result of the nonstop dancing that went on for a month. They could not stop....
  • Vigilance Is Patriotic

    07/03/2015 5:21:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    My fellow Americans: If you see something, say something -- even if it means CAIR will threaten to sue you. Multiple federal agencies and the Department of Defense are on high alert for a possible Islamic terrorist attack on U.S. soil this Independence Day weekend. They've increased security at military bases and sent bulletins to law enforcement officials across the country. The heightened stance comes in the wake of a bloodthirsty ISIS call to arms for Ramadan; multiple jihad outbreaks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia; and the arrest of at least 30 terror plotters in our country radicalized by ISIS...
  • Welcome to Wisconsin, Mr. President

    07/03/2015 12:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Bright spots in the Obama economy are few and far between, as opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs are often quashed by a federal government that has grown too large, powerful and pervasive. That’s why it’s telling that the president is scheduled to be in La Crosse, Wis., this week for an event focusing on the economy. To be sure, Wisconsin’s economy has enjoyed a dramatic recovery over the last few years. But our fortunes have improved in spite of – not because of – the president’s big-government policies. Reforming our bloated federal government is essential to revitalizing our nation’s...
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • Peak Vox: The American Revolution was a mistake, you know

    07/02/2015 4:37:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Generally, I’m not one to hammer on outlets as a whole, although some — Salon comes to mind — seem to use trolling people with ridiculous premises as their entire marketing strategy. Vox has its moments like this, although they also recently hired the estimable Jon Allen as a political editor to shore up their credibility. However, it’s essays like today’s “3 Reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake” two days before Independence Day that provide most of Vox’s reputation for intellectual heft. Well, it’s those and that West Bank to Gaza Bridge that inspired Sonny Bunch to offer “The...
  • The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

    07/02/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 84 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most politicians, he speaks plainly and directly. He doesn’t mince words or engage in the kind of double talk that pervades Washington. In short, he does not defer to the media elites, who cherish their role as the gatekeepers of our political class. The ruling establishment’s dominance is based on the complicity of the mainstream media. It is an unspoken bargain: New York-Washington journalists...
  • Night Is Falling

    07/02/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1 July 15 | Matt Ward
    As the end of the Second World War approached even the most diehard and fervent Nazis knew that the end was coming. During this critical time orders were issued which would completely baffle us. Instead of withdrawing the most experienced generals and fighters to defend the homeland the orders were instead given to send these generals to the death camps to speed up the execution of the Jews. In other words, it was more of a priority to speed up the killing machine we have come to know as the Holocaust than it was to safeguard their own survival...
  • Can You Feel the Economy Sizzling?

    07/02/2015 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: They're lying to us again big-time on the unemployment, 5.3% unemployment? (laughing) Yes. These guys are really good. They just keep piling it on, 5.3% unemployment rate, folks. Hey, can you just feel it cooking? Can you feel it sizzling out there? This country is growing by leaps and bounds. My God, if you wanted to find a job, your choices, do you get one for 200 grand or 300 grand. That's how much opportunity there is out there. That's the choice you've got. And if you're not aware of that, you somehow have your head in a hole....
  • What Was So Dreadful About Last Week?

    07/02/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- If you dutifully read the weekend newspapers and watched the Sunday morning gasbags on television, I suspect you departed the chaos with a terrible headache. Possibly you departed for the bar. Typical of the news stories was one The Washington Post headlined: "GOP Struggles For Footing As Cultural Ground Shifts Leftward." Who was doing the shifting? Well, a couple of delusional Supreme Court justices supported by a homicidal maniac seated in someone's backyard flying the Confederate flag over his puny shoulder and a narcissistic self-promoter who recently changed his/her name to Caitlyn. Such are the dynamic forces driving...
  • Jim DeMint: What Do We Do Now? (5 Steps About ObamaCare & Homosexual Marriage)

    07/02/2015 6:51:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 1 Jun 15 | Demint & Anderson
    Conservatives are reeling after two outrageous decisions last week by the Supreme Court. In one case they reinterpreted Obamacare so that “established by the state” magically meant “or the federal government.” In another, they redefined marriage—even though nothing in our Constitution gives the court the authority to do that. What do we do now? The Obamacare case is the simpler of the two when it comes to next steps. While the court refused to enforce the plain meaning of the text, Congress can still vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-focused, market-based healthcare reforms that will truly serve...
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 4:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I can’t believe it’s come to this – I’m about to defend Donald Trump. It’s not that I have anything against Donald Trump, but I don’t have anything for him either. Unlike many of my fellow conservatives, I haven’t completely negated his chances of winning already. Many have written him off as a clown show in the race only for publicity, or a non-serious person working some angle for his own benefit. He may well be, but unless and until he shows that, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. That’s not to say I support him,...
  • Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

    07/02/2015 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 1, 2015
    TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fans’ questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan asked him about his feelings about the confederate flag. The former Dirty Jobs host on Discovery, Mike Rowe is currently starring in a similar reality show on CNN called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. You may have also recently seen him on TV as a pitchman...
  • America’s Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 12:25:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said our roads and bridges are in “a sorry state.” At the same hearing Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, reported, “Two-thirds of highways are in poor or mediocre condition.” These statements are reinforced every time we drive over a pothole on the way to work. So it’s no surprise that many people think most roads in the United States are of poor quality. However, government statistics tell a...
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 160 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then you’re just uneducated. I’d expect that from democrats. It’s sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • Tennessee store owner posts “No gays allowed” sign

    07/01/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    On a slow news day, it was either this or the fact that Twitter’s blowing up right now over the NYT’s suggestion that peas would make a fine addition to guacamole. Since only one of those stories has seeped into other major newspapers (so far), that’s the one I’m blogging. Although, for the record, I like peas and think they’d be an intriguing, if not necessarily triumphant, ingredient in guac from a textural perspective. Let’s not wet ourselves over experimental recipes after we, as a people, just got done spending two weeks debating the pros and cons of pizza with...
  • US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

    07/01/2015 3:31:59 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1 Juy 2015 | Con Coughlin
    The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. High level officials from Gulf...
  • Why Hillary could win in 2016. Interesting Article written in 2012 by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

    07/01/2015 3:55:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck , N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing.  The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats.  The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo...
  • MEDIA HIDE FACTS, CALL EVERYONE ELSE A LIAR

    07/01/2015 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media's response was to boycott him. One thing they didn't do was produce any facts showing he was wrong. Trump said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." The first thing a news fact-checker would have noticed is: THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL US HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARE...
  • No, We Don't Need a Gas Tax Hike

    07/01/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    It's summertime and that means millions of Americans will soon be cramming in the minivan for family vacation. But Congress may soon be raising the cost of those trips by increasing the federal gas tax. Why? The highway trust fund that finances our national highway system is running out of money. The 18.4 cents a gallon federal gas tax will raise about $34 billion this year, but that isn't enough revenue to cover all the spending Congress wants to do. The lobbyists in Washington -- including mayors, road builders, transit operators and civil engineers -- are demanding higher taxes as...
  • Rainbow White House: Whatever your views, don’t treat the White House like a bumper sticker

    07/01/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | 7/1/15 | Glenn T. Stanton
    I write this post not as a partisan, but as an American. The White House should not ever be used as an icon or celebration for any particular political or even social cause or purpose, regardless of our personal belief on the rightness of that cause. It just shouldn't.There are many reasons.First there's whose house it is. It's the people's House which we happily and proudly present to every President to conduct his solemn business of leading our nation and for the protection, enjoyment, and relaxation of his family. It is not one person’s, administration’s, or particular group’s house to...
  • Happy 85th Birthday (June 30) Thomas Sowell (Obamacare)

    07/01/2015 12:35:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Steve Hayward pointed out recently that economist Thomas Sowell shares the same birthday as Frederic Bastiat – they were both born on June 30. To recognize Bastiat’s birthday I shared some of his quotes on CD earlier this week, and I’ll now do the same today for Thomas Sowell, who turned 85 yesterday. Here is Thomas Sowell’s webpage and here is his Wikipedia entry. Milton Friedman once said, “The word ‘genius’ is thrown around so much that it’s becoming meaningless, but nevertheless I think Tom Sowell is close to being one.” And because Thomas Sowell is such a prolific...
  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Heroes, Villains

    07/01/2015 7:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | John Stosse
    Have you seen the new Jurassic Park movie, "Jurassic World?" It had the biggest opening of any movie in history. The movie tells how a reckless biotech company releases dinosaurs that kill its customers. Its tale of heroes vs. villains made me think about how America has changed since our independence, the anniversary of which we celebrate this weekend. We call the men who fought the British "heroes." But we no longer consider the British "villains." We don't even seem to hate monarchs anymore. Disney princesses and royal babies are all the rage. Hollywood needs heroes and villains, and over...
  • Fox News anchor: I didn't know it was criminal to be a Christian

    07/01/2015 6:03:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Gretchen Carlson
    Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Gretchen Carlson's new book, "Getting Real."It was while doing "Fox & Friends" that I got a reputation for being a culture warrior. Bill O'Reilly started inviting me to come on "The O'Reilly Factor" for a regular culture warrior segment. I really cared about this stuff. Fox was the first place I'd worked where it was okay to talk openly about your faith on the air. Of course, I understand that when you're doing news reporting and anchoring, it's not appropriate. But at Fox I had a different kind of forum, so I...
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • Progressive Mass Hysteria (VDH)

    07/01/2015 4:01:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Thucydides uses the frightening story to warn of the wild — and often dangerous — swings in public opinion innate to democratic culture. The historian seems at times obsessed with these explosions of Athenian popular passions, offering an even longer and more hair-raising account of popular mood swings over invading Sicily. We forget sometimes that the Athenian democracy that gave us Sophocles and Pericles also, in a fit of unhinged outrage, executed Socrates by a majority vote of one of its popular courts. American democracy has become increasingly Athenian, as it periodically whips itself up into outbursts of frantic indignation....
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes King’s observations on the injustice...
  • President’s Failed Leadership on Iran "time to bone up on principle of strong American leadership"

    07/01/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Mr. President, it’s time for you to bone up on the principle of strong American leadership. Such a course of study would convince you to prioritize our safety over your own legacy. It would compel you to step away from this bad deal, and America would be better for it.Today marks another deadline for President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration’s pattern of retreat. As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our...
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • Republicans lose sight of reality

    06/30/2015 4:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | Richard cohen
    If you’re old enough to recall how the landslide election of Lyndon Johnson over the hapless Barry Goldwater spelled the end of the Republican Party, or how Ronald Reagan’s election amounted to a revolution that put the Democratic party on the mat until — more or less — the end of time, then you will understand my caution in saying that while the Republican Party may well survive its recent difficulty, Republicanism itself is dead. I think. The recent difficulties consist of taking the wrong side in the great health care debate, not only opposing what came to be called...
  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • Campus Reform Video: Hillary's Houses Shock Millennials

    06/30/2015 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, obviously I can't play video here. We can link to it at RushLimbaugh.com, which we will. I could play the audio, but the audio alone is not good enough because it will not supply you the pictures. I, as a highly trained broadcast specialist, can do a better job conveying this video, describing it to you, than just playing the audio. Our buddies at Campus Reform shot it. I don't know where this is. It looks like it's in a park across from the White House, but I don't really know where it took place. It doesn't matter...
  • He Was With His Fiancée When A Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare. He Told Her ‘I Love You, Just Go’

    06/30/2015 4:08:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | prudence hill
    If it had not been for the bravery of her fiancé, Saera Wilson may have been one of the more than 70 victims of an attack on a hotel in Tunisia. As the Daily Mail reports, 37 people were killed and 36 wounded when extremists attacked a resort area in Sousse, opening fire at a beach near the Bellevue Hotel. Wilson was on vacation with her fiancé, Matthew James, and the two were sunbathing when the shooting began. Wilson says that James put his body between her and the gunmen, shielding her from harm while taking three bullets in the stomach. Even while injured...
  • California: Running On Empty

    06/30/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    VictorDavisHanson.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Domestic and agricultural wells are going dry all over Central California, especially in the corridors south of Fresno to the Grapevine, along the Sierra Nevada foothills, and out west of the 99 Freeway — anywhere there is not a deep aquifer. I have never seen anything quite like this water madness in 60 years, as families scrimp and borrow to drill, or simply move to town to take advantage of municipal wells. I have developed a habit as I drive to work to Stanford of counting the abandoned homes I see west of Highway 41 (sort of like counting those...
  • You've been warned, America, gay marriage is just the beginning

    06/30/2015 4:04:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/15 | Cal Thomas
    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British military victory in North Africa might also be said about Friday’s narrow 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court legalizing marriage between people of the same sex. That the majority threw a bone to religious people, their churches and institutions, saying they could continue to preach and teach that homosexual marriage is wrong, will almost certainly be challenged by gay activists and secularists whose goal is to drive...