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  • Leave ‘Martyrdom’ to the Jihadists (NYT alert)

    07/28/2016 6:29:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | PAUL VALLELY
    Some will react to that threat by unwittingly accepting the terrorists’ agenda, as the archbishop of Rouen appeared to do when he described the killing of Father Hamel as an “assassination” — as though a provincial priest would be a target. But others reject the Islamic State narrative. “This is not a war of religions,” said a Parisian churchgoer. “It’s not a Muslim who killed a Catholic. It is simply evil.” Father Hamel may be a martyr in the eyes of the church, but his attackers are also martyrs in the eyes of jihadists. There is, of course, an egregious...
  • The new political divide [Globalists of the world, unite!]

    07/28/2016 5:55:51 PM PDT · by oblomov · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | 30 Jul 2016 | Economist editorial board
    Farewell, left versus right. The contest that matters now is open against closed AS POLITICAL theatre, America’s party conventions have no parallel. Activists from right and left converge to choose their nominees and celebrate conservatism (Republicans) and progressivism (Democrats). But this year was different, and not just because Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party. The conventions highlighted a new political faultline: not between left and right, but between open and closed (see article). Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, summed up one side of this divide with his usual pithiness. “Americanism, not...
  • DNC Retaliates Against Sanders Supporters Who Call Foul on Corruption

    07/28/2016 5:39:23 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 12 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 7-28-16 | Michael Sainato
    Following the formal announcement of Hillary Clinton’s nomination on July 26, Bernie Sanders delegates staged a walk-out, leaving nearly half of the Democratic National Convention empty just before Bill Clinton’s speech. While mainstream media outlets fawned over Bill, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner led protests outside the arena. Because Turner has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton and remains very critical of the DNC, DNC officials refused to let her introduce Sanders. “DNC betrayed Bernie Sanders and the rest of America,” Turner tweeted on July 26, referring to WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0—both of which reveal the DNC rigged the primaries...
  • Trump University Vs. Big Education

    07/28/2016 2:21:06 PM PDT · by inchworm · 3 replies
    self | today | self
    Liberals have blasted Trump University and the marketability of its degree. Seems to me like TU programs, albeit unconventional, offer business programs with street smart practical value. Some enrollees have complained about quality, cost and feelings of disenchantment. Now lets compare this to big education run by liberals, and millions of students lured into programs with worthless degrees taught by Liberals with triple figure salaries to run their academic machines. Programs where students thought they would be getting high quality jobs after taking out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans leave many students poor and unemployed. How worthless...
  • De Blasio Suspends School Sanity

    07/28/2016 1:52:09 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 25, 2016 | By Bob McManus
    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless union boss. Mayor Bill de Blasio probably would agree, after United Federation of Teachers honcho Mike Mulgrew brutalized the administration’s latest effort to replace sound classroom practices with race-baiting political correctness. Last week, de Blasio declared an outright ban on classroom suspensions in kindergarten through second grade. Mulgrew might have been more supportive of de Blasio’s plan to punt on classroom discipline. After all, didn’t the mayor gift the UFT a $9-billion-plus contract settlement right after he took office? But that would miss the whole point of unions:...
  • Sorry Hillary, Friday's headlines will be about Trump (Read this)

    07/28/2016 11:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jake Novak
    This is the night Hillary Clinton has been waiting for her entire life. This is the night where she has her latest and best chance to make her case to undecided voters, clarify her vision for America, and cut into her massively high unfavorable ratings. Finally, the attention at the Democratic convention and in the news media will be on her, her message, and not just endorsements and speeches from powerful allies like Mike Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. Good luck with that. We already know who's going to dominate the headlines tomorrow morning in the end. And he happens...
  • Oh, The Tangled Webs They Weave…

    07/28/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | John P. Warren
    …but this isn’t the first time Democrats have practiced to deceive. In fact, the Clintons, Obama, Biden, Reid, and Pelosi have had quite a bit of practice over the past two presidential terms, haven’t they? The DNC display in Philadelphia has been impressive to be sure. Because establishment Democrats rigged the game for Hillary, they were ready for a showy if shallow unity frosted over by descriptions of a world only their Kool Aid believers wish to see. First Lady Michelle Obama—a powerful and effective speaker in her own right—told us she and her husband knew their time in the...
  • Recasting Hillary Clinton

    07/28/2016 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway. Wikileaks' massive dump of emails provided the world with a glimpse behind the curtain of the operations at the DNC. Some of the emails revealed a bias against Sen. Bernie Sanders, and several showed that the organization was seeking to influence media outlets to favor her over her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, announced that she would resign after the convention, but planned on gaveling in the start of the...
  • Email Leak Outs DNC

    07/28/2016 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee -- with promises of more to come -- we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn't. Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are feasting are these: one male DNC staffer wrote another male staffer saying "I love you" and added "no homo." Another DNC email referred to Latino voters as "taco bowl outreach." Now ousted DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is exposed as a liar for falsely claiming she was not working behind the scenes to defeat Sen....
  • Racist, Anti-Semitic DNC Opens Convention by Denouncing Trump's 'Bigotry'

    07/28/2016 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Larry Elder
    What a way to begin the Democratic National Committee's convention in Philadelphia. And where to start with the WikiLeaks leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails? The emails by and between members of the DNC could us show that, no, Bernie Sanders was not paranoid when he insisted that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and her organization, engineered and manipulated the campaign to ensure the victory of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The eruption by the Sanders supporters over her obvious bias forced Wasserman Shultz to tender her resignation a day before their convention opened, to be replaced by interim...
  • Paul Krugman's Bubble

    07/28/2016 7:43:17 AM PDT · by oblomov · 15 replies
    Paul Krugman is confused. He can’t figure out why Americans are so gloomy that they might vote for Donald Trump in November. From the columnist’s perch at the New York Times, things in America seem A-okay: If you want to feel good about the state of America, you could do a lot worse than what I did this morning: take a run in Riverside Park. There are people of all ages, and, yes, all races exercising, strolling hand in hand, playing with their dogs, kicking soccer balls and throwing Frisbees. There are a few homeless people, but the overall atmosphere...
  • The NeverTrumper’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2016 7:17:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2016, 11:47 am | F.H. BUCKLEY
    I talked to a friend yesterday...he told me of one dinner party at which two of the most prominent NeverTrumpers confessed why they want Hillary to win. They know they’ll have no access to the Trump White House if he wins. Nor would they have any access to a Hillary White House. The difference, however, is that their donor base would desert them in the event of a Trump victory, whereas they can raise money from donors in the event of a Hillary win. We had figured this out. We’re just surprised to hear them admit it.
  • What A Horrible Country

    07/28/2016 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    I’m in Philadelphia, sweating to death in the climate change (which used to be called “summer”) and learning just how horrible this country is. Who knew? My takeaway from the Democratic National Convention so far is that we’re a sexist, racist, homophobic country full of monsters hunting young black men, sex traffickers, and greedy people … and those last two weren’t a reference to Bill Clinton. The worst part is it’s “systemic,” meaning it is part of the fabric of our nation, according to these progressives. It’s part of the foundation upon which this country was built, and if the...
  • When A War Went Worldwide 75 Years Ago

    07/28/2016 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago, the world blew up in just six months. World War II ostensibly started two years earlier, when Germany invaded Poland. In truth, after the rapid German defeat of Poland in September 1939, the conflict was mostly confined to Western Europe for nearly the next two years. By summer of 1940, only Britain had survived Hitler's European victories. The dormant European war only went global on June 22, 1941, when Germany suddenly surprise-attacked the Soviet Union, its former partner. America and Asia were still not directly involved in the 1941 expansion of the war until the Japanese attacked...
  • Defending against terroristic mass murder

    07/28/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Backwoods Home ^ | July-August | Massad Ayoob
    My friend Rich Grassi is a retired cop, a masterful instructor, and one of the best writers in the tactical field today. He recently wrote that it would be wise to carry a gun all the time, given the spate of terroristic mass murders in this country and elsewhere. Someone wrote back that the likelihood of being able to stop such a thing was less than that of winning the lottery. Rusty Jacks (above) killed the killer in the Tyler, Texas mass shooting, after the slaughter was stopped by an armed citizen, Mark Wilson, who died at the scene. This...
  • Trump Dominates the DNC-The GOP candidate clearly frightens the Democrats to death

    07/28/2016 5:08:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 28, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    PHILADELPHIA -- Democrats put in plenty of good words for Hillary Clinton during their convention yesterday but they focused most of their energy on trying to assassinate the character of Donald Trump. The Left is now going after the Republican nominee with brass knuckles. The latest Democrat attack line accuses Trump of committing treason for asking Russia or any other governments that may have Clinton's mountain of missing emails in their possession to return them to the United States. Meanwhile, the prospect of Democrat unity going into the November election fades with every passing hour. Hatred, discord, and disgust are...
  • Democrats Get Mad At the Russians; In Other News, a Dog Marries a Cat

    07/28/2016 4:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I guess we should be excited that liberals and the media have finally sided against the Russians. After all, my college years were spent listening to them demand that we unilaterally disarm in the face of the Big Bad Bear. And then my post college years were spent in West Germany with the mission of killing Russians for as long as I could before my platoon and I were wiped out. Later, I helped train Ukrainians. So welcome to the party, you pinko dorks. It’s about freaking time.But apparently now me and a bunch of other certified Cold Warriors –...
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • The Democrats just fell for Trump's Russian email-hack bait

    07/27/2016 4:38:54 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/27/2016 | Jake Novak
    Grand Theft Convention. No, that's not a new video game. But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats and Hillary Clinton are helping him do it!....
  • Fact Check on Trump’s Claim Clinton Hasn’t Held Press Conference in 235 Days

    07/27/2016 4:33:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Donald Trump claimed during a press conference on Wednesday that Hillary Clinton has not held her own press conference in 235 days, which would put her last one on December 4, 2015, while she was in Iowa.Trump’s claim appears to be true, according to the Washington Post. CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Clinton about this at the end of May. She responded that she had “done nearly 300 interviews just in 2016” and that it was “important to continue to speak to the press as I’m doing right now.”In [Washington Post columnist Margaret] Sullivan’s view, that’s not enough. “She gets her...
  • Tongue-in-Cheek Trump Comment on Russia Causes Total Media Meltdown

    07/27/2016 1:05:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's amazing. There is a joint party meltdown going on over Trump's press conference, particularly one tongue-in-cheek comment. One tongue-in-cheek comment, which has served the purpose of refocusing everybody's attention on Hillary's emails, is causing a multiple-party and multiple-movement meltdown, both on cable news and on social media. Again, just to restate -- and I have not forgotten that I sent you out to round up a bunch of Millennial women to hear. We're improv here, and we'll get to it when I get to it. I intended to be done with it by now, but things...
  • Obsessed With Need To Control Others, Political Busybodies And Judges Trample On Liberty

    07/27/2016 11:40:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people to “join” Social Security, subsidize National Public Radio, pay for legions of needless bureaucrats in offices not authorized under the Constitution, bail out political cronies who cried “We’re too big to fail!” and so on. That kind of “liberalism” was bad enough, but the disease has of late developed new and far more vicious strains. Those involve attacks on Americans for not...
  • The Barbarians Must Be Stopped

    07/27/2016 11:36:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Everyone admires the intriguing puzzles and solutions in the stories of Sherlock Holmes. In The Adventures of Silver Blaze, the curious incident of the dog that did nothing – did not bark – in the night was the clue toward solving the mystery. Sherlock is needed to solve the mystery of why, on July 25, 2016, at the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the 61 speeches may have been full of bite, but none uttered a whisper, let alone a bark, about the menace of ISIS and Islamist terrorism. The mystery deepens with the appalling news...
  • Hillary Thought Police Try To Break Bernie Kids

    07/27/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27 | John Kass
    Hillary Clinton's most effective TV ad focuses on the faces of young children who sit quietly, staring wide-eyed at screens, watching Republican Donald Trump shout wild, angry and violent words. It's a powerful TV commercial, masterfully done, evoking child abuse while asking: "Our children are watching. What example will we set for them?" It is an ad designed to terrify parents and have them run into the warm, loving and omniscient embrace of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Because with Hillary, it's all about the kids. Unless, of course, the kids are those thousands of idealistic young people -- many of them...
  • Clinton Cash

    07/27/2016 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | John Stossel
    This week, as Democrats fawn over Hillary Clinton, I'm struck by how both Clintons continue to thrive despite their remarkable record of sleazy dealings. The just released documentary "Clinton Cash," based on a book by Peter Schweizer, explains how they make big money by selling access to themselves. In a conversation, Schweizer told me how the Clintons use "speaking fees" to get around bribery laws. "If somebody gave a politician or family member money for a favor, that's breaking the law. But if you say it's a speaking fee, and you pay double or triple the normal rate, that seems...
  • Michelle Obama’s Powerful Statement at the Convention

    07/27/2016 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kimbery Fletcher
    Everyone is abuzz over Michelle Obama’s passionate speech at the convention Monday night. The most profound part of her speech came towards the end. “This November,” she said, “when we go to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.” That statement should send chills up your spine. Even if you knowledgeably agree with everything the Obama administration has done over the last eight...
  • A CONVENTION OF CHOICES

    07/27/2016 9:24:06 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/27/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    What kind of political party forgets the American flag? Seriously. How can you gather to nominate a candidate for president of the United States, in the city of our nation’s birth, and forget the American flag? I’m talking about the Democratic National Convention. On Monday, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren spoke, as amnesty for illegal aliens was demanded, there was no American flag. As Cory Booker quoted the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, it took Republicans watching at home to notice – and care – that the symbol of our Union and nation was absent. It’s in every...
  • Postal Reform Bill Doesn't Address USPS Problems

    07/27/2016 7:44:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    Despite a packed legislative agenda and shortened calendar, postal reform legislation has advanced in Congress. Both of the Senate bills shepherded by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., have stalled, but the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” passed unanimously through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform barely a month after it was introduced.The legislation, offered by Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and others, includes a variety of measures members hope will shore up the Postal Service’s financial position. Unfortunately, the legislation fails to address either the financial situation or the need for the Postal Service...
  • Thiel's Republicans Depart from Reagan

    07/27/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Star Parker
    The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident. Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage, this is really no longer what the GOP is about. Thiel brought his credentials as a high-tech billionaire to the stage to announce to the world that he is gay. In this, those organizing the convention told the world that, despite what the platform says, Thiel represents...
  • Tim Kaine owes Virginians an answer

    07/27/2016 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 14 replies
    (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kerry Dougherty
    I hate to be the one to rain – or even sprinkle – all over the merry Tim Kaine parade. But someone has to. It’s time to shake off the he’s-so-much-nicer-than-Hillary-and-he-speaks-Spanish euphoria to ask Kaine to explain his conduct during his final days in Virginia’s governor’s mansion. The issue concerns a convicted murderer serving life in prison and Kaine’s last-minute move to quietly spring him. We’re going to talk about Jens Soering today. Members of the national press corps ought to be asking Kaine about the Soering matter every day – at least until the veep hopeful from Virginia comes...
  • Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks On ‘Zionist’ Star

    07/27/2016 5:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ruthie Blum
    You are here: Home » Featured » Renowned Women’s Rights Champion Blasts ‘Politically Correct Faux Feminists’ for Attacks Against ‘Zionist’ Star of Wonder Woman Movie (INTERVIEW) July 26, 2016 3:02 pm 12 comments Author: Ruthie Blum Share this Article Twitter Facebook DiggStumblePrint Tags:Gal Gadot Gal Gadot anti-Zionism on Twitter Phyllis Chesler Wonder Woman essay Wonder Woman movie Israeli actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. A new trailer for the superhero film debuted Saturday. Photo: Twitter.A leading feminist who wrote an essay about the superhero Wonder Woman, to accompany a 1972 book about the 1940s comic strip, blasted the women...
  • Europe’s Glaring Hypocrisy on Terror and Israel

    07/27/2016 5:35:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 27, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Europe’s Glaring Hypocrisy on Terror and Israel Adopting measures that—when used by Israel—it vilifies. July 27, 2016 P. David Hornik    Western Europe is now being hit by a wave of terror. Israel has expressed sympathy to the governments and peoples, and is helping or has offered to help the hardest-hit countries—France, Germany, and Belgium—fight the terror. It has been different when terror has pounded Israel. Even during the five-year onslaught known as the Second Intifada (2000-2005), Europe was sharply critical of Israel and denounced all its terror-fighting methods as immoral. The contrast is particularly striking in light of...
  • WikiLeaks Reveals Media Collusion

    07/27/2016 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The radical leftist collective known as WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of Democratic National Committee emails that easily proved that party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff shunned neutrality in favor of pushing Hillary Clinton's nomination. The Bernie Sanders socialists were enraged, their suspicions confirmed. The media paid some attention to that, especially when Schultz was quickly ousted from her job. Guess what else was confirmed, which the media largely skipped over? The evidence in the emails that revealed great chumminess and coordination between Democrats and the supposedly "objective" national press. You really...
  • #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

    07/27/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When you need something done, call a retired cop. That's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I asked retired New York Police Department officer John Cardillo if he could help me turn out his law enforcement friends, families and supporters to honor the fallen. His one-word answer: "Yes." Our mission: Bring a blue hue to the People's House in Washington, D.C. -- in the wake of the Dallas and Baton Rouge police ambushes -- since Barack...
  • (Flashback From October 17, 2002) Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan

    07/26/2016 6:26:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Newsmax.com frontpagemag.com ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | frontpagemag.comnewsman
    Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible evidence that the Soviets not only played footsie with high-ranking Democrats, they also worked behind the scenes to influence American elections. Soviet diplomatic accounts and material from the archives show that in January 1984 former President Jimmy Carter dropped by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's residence for a private meeting. Carter expressed his concern about and opposition to Reagan's...
  • Team Clinton’s Overconfidence

    07/26/2016 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jason L. Riley
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate projected confidence. By Monday, it looked more like overconfidence. For more than a month, Mrs. Clinton and her allies have been running campaign ads in battleground states, and Mr. Kaine, a senator from one such state (Virginia), is a potential plus in nearly all of them. His bilingualism could enhance her appeal among Hispanic voters in places like Florida and Colorado. His Roman Catholicism could help her in swing states with large Catholic populations such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. As a former governor of Virginia, Mr. Kaine brings...
  • For Trump! Against the Disloyalists!

    07/26/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    At last it’s beyond dispute: This time the Republican Party’s presidential nominee is someone chosen by full throated roar from its augmented voter base, not by the timid and failed leadership that’s gripped the Party since Reagan. And just as importantly, despite furious howls from “We prefer Hillary” turncoats scattered among Republican elites and conservative intellectuals, it’s now also indisputable that Donald Trump is fighting for the major part of the Republican Party and American conservatism’s Reagan agenda: unapologetic patriotism and belief in American exceptionalism, a freer, less regulated economy, a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution, unrestricted freedom of...
  • Is Trump’s Campaign Too Small? Or Is Clinton’s Too Big?

    07/26/2016 4:07:19 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Robert Draper
    Despite the view expressed by many commentators that last week’s Republican convention more closely resembled a grand-mal seizure than a smoothly coordinated rollout of a presidential nominee, Donald Trump emerged from Cleveland with exactly the kind of bounce such events are supposed to deliver. A CBS News poll now has Trump slightly ahead in 11 battleground states; FiveThirtyEight also shows him leading Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa. If this lead holds, he would most likely be guaranteed victory on Nov. 8.
  • A True Story of 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' for Hillary’s Convention

    07/26/2016 3:59:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Now let us praise the most damaging hoax of our generation: The ‘hands ups, don’t shoot’ fairy tale surrounding the shooting death of St. Michael Brown of Ferguson -- which is about to be glorified at the Democrat convention tonight. Not for the first time: Shortly after the shooting, the President of the United States interrupted his speech to the Congressional Black Caucus to point out members of the Brown family in attendance. They were welcomed with thunderous applause. As were the parents of St. Trayvon of Martin during a SRO appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention...
  • The STEM Education Challenge

    07/26/2016 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ note: This column is co-authored by Chris MacFarland)New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for tomorrow.A stem is the main trunk of a plant, and STEM — short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — is the main trunk of our economy.A plant that gets too little water will fail to grow. Unfortunately, that’s also what’s happening to STEM education in our country today.We’re simply failing to attract and educate a sufficient number of young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Demand for these...
  • The Abortion-ization of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Kristan Hawkins
    When I was in grade school, I often played at nights and on the weekends with a boy who lived a couple of houses from me. We would ride bikes, play video games, the usual stuff. But during the school day, I noticed he was always mean to me if I approached him when he was hanging out with his friends. I asked him about it once and he told me we were like “secret” friends. I was a girl and straight-A student and he was a jock so I guess in his mind we didn’t mix. That was the...
  • Email Scandal Reveals the Hypocrisy of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    The self-styled "party of unity" has been exposed as a collection of manipulative dividers. The facade that Democrats present to American voters is crumbling. WikiLeaks has released more than 19,000 internal emails from Democratic National Committee officials, claiming that the massive leak is merely Part 1 of a "Hillary Leaks" series. The emails reveal DNC favoritism toward Hillary Clinton, who'll be officially nominated for the White House this week, at the expense of her vanquished Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down Monday just as the party's national convention was getting underway. How did the documents...
  • 7 Things the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their History

    07/26/2016 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dinesh D' Souza
    Monday marked the beginning of the Democratic National Convention, where Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats will try to convince the country that they are the party of the future. To combat their lies, here is a list of seven things they donÂ’t want you to realize about their history from my latest book, HillaryÂ’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.1. The Founder of the Democratic Party was a Racist Land StealerAndrew Jackson didnÂ’t really go around the law; he made the law. He was a law unto himself. ThatÂ’s because he had the troops and the guns...
  • Hey, Sandernistas, are you trying to elect Donald Trump?

    07/26/2016 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
    Supporters of Bernie Sanders have had a big impact on the Democratic agenda. They have pushed through the most liberal party platform in recent memory. The $15 minimum wage, single-payer health care, debt-free college – these and other progressive priorities are getting attention they haven’t received in generations. What a waste it would be if Americans failed to elect a Democratic president. Unfortunately, electing Donald Trump is exactly what some Sanders partisans appear to be bent on with their dogmatic and destructive demonization of Hillary Clinton. Perhaps they missed it, what with all the booing of every voice of reason...
  • The Late, Great Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 6:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    This week, the Democrats officially appoint the battered Hillary Clinton to be torchbearer of the party. She has slouched to the finish line. She is tired and the country is tired of her. Sorry, Democrats, no do-overs. You're stuck with her. But it isn't just Clinton who is out of touch and in tragic decline. It's the whole Democratic Party. My friends at the American Enterprise Institute reported last week that the Democratic platform is silent on economic growth. Maybe that is because across the country during the past eight years of Obamanomics, economic growth has been silent. This is...
  • Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't follow their leader and stand

    07/26/2016 5:18:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Josh Greenman
    Complete Headline: Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't follow their leader and stand behind Hillary The embittered Bernie Sanders brigades who interrupted speeches throughout the first day and night of the Democratic convention, chanting for their man and booing every mention of the nominee, as though it were Purim and Hillary Clinton the evil Haman, are dangerously delusional. You should respect their vote and passion; you shouldn't respect their rude outbursts. Those who couldn't contain themselves proved not to be proud progressives but petulant children who risk helping to elect Donald Trump, a massive threat to...
  • Refugee Jihad Spreads in Germany-Why the recent wave of attacks is only the beginning

    07/26/2016 4:46:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 26, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Refugee Jihad Spreads in Germany Why the recent wave of attacks is only the beginning. July 26, 2016 Joseph Klein The German people are suffering the consequences of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reckless open door “refugee” policy. Merkel laid down the welcome mat for around a million migrants last year, many of them from troubled areas of the Middle East and South Asia, including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. There have been four violent attacks in Germany within just the past week. Two of them were committed by Syrian migrants. A third was committed by an Afghan asylum seeker. The fourth,...
  • The National Bolshevik Association

    07/26/2016 4:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina has written one of the best letters (below) I’ve ever seen come from the pen of an American politician. It was written to National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver and thus stands little chance of getting a response. Since the letter was so good and will probably get no reply, I thought I would offer the kind of rebuttal Commissioner Silver would offer if he really had personal integrity and a character for truth telling. He has neither. So here goes: Dear Mr. Silver:Last week, I met with constituents from China who outlined the...
  • What's 'Making America One Again' About?

    07/26/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "Make America One Again." That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump's acceptance speech, few have commented on it, but it's worth taking it seriously. Liberal commentators have dwelled repeatedly on Trump's "dark" and "dystopian" view of America. Apparently, you're not supposed to think badly of our nation when we have a black Democratic president. This is mostly just partisan spin. The candidate of the out party invariably takes a dim view of the way things are going. Yes, they usually add more uplift than Trump...