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  • Soros Uses His Foundations to Dodge Taxes

    05/02/2015 4:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama Inc. targets conservative groups, it isn’t going to annoy the guy who bought its boss his spot in the White House. Soros’ wealth increased tremendously during Obama’s time in office. And much of it came from dodging taxes. You know, the taxes he insists that middle class peons and small business owners need to be socked with. George Soros likes to say the rich should pay more taxes. A substantial part of his wealth, though, comes from delaying them. While building a record as one of the world’s greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed...
  • False Fears About Free Trade

    05/03/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a durable strategy that they can't relinquish -- even though it usually fails. If you're going to make a horror movie, you need a villain who can make your blood run cold. Despite endless efforts to pump this one up, the audience mostly yawns. Americans have gotten too used to the obvious benefits of trade to be terrified by German cars, Canadian oil or Chinese toys. The Obama administration is currently negotiating with 11 other nations on a Trans-Pacific...
  • Her Majesty Hillary’s Speech Police

    05/03/2015 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont “independent” who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a “democratic socialist,” announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Party’s nomination — er, I mean the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. One of the Vermonter’s most visceral claims to left-wing fame is his maintenance of a more ferocious hatred of the billionaire Koch brothers, David and his elder brother Charles, than any other progressive on the planet.Sanders is kompletely, krazily Koch-phobic. Back in 2013, when the scandal broke of veterans dying due to a lack of care from the VA,...
  • There Is Something Tawdry About It

    05/03/2015 6:36:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    It just is unseemly. It is not just the Clintons, but the Clintons are the most visible purveyors of the activities. No one wants our ex-presidents or vice-presidents living in poverty, but we provide a nice pension and some really capable staff. Trading on your elected position after being in national office just seems so – tawdry. Tawdry is much a term out of fashion, but befitting the situation. It is defined as “showy but cheap and of poor quality.” Unseemly, which is defined as “not proper or inappropriate” can also be used here. But neither term seems to fit...
  • Clinton Changes on Crime

    05/03/2015 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "It's time to end the era of mass incarceration," Hillary Clinton proclaimed in a scheduled criminal-justice speech Wednesday that gave her the opportunity to address sentencing reform in the context of the troubles in Baltimore. It was a lukewarm effort in keeping with Hillaryland rules. Say as little as possible. Offend no interest group. Let handlers alert the media that the candidate is engaging in a big policy shift that is bound to attract young voters, even if the big policy shift leaves out specific positions on, say, marijuana legalization or the death penalty. I don't think it was smart...
  • Dear White Devils In Obamaland: You Can’t Call Black Rioters 'Thugs' Any Longer

    05/03/2015 5:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Doug Giles
    You know who hated the Baltimore riots this past week more than anyone else? Bruce Jenner, that’s who. I guarantee he was ticked after all the orchestrated Diane Sawyer hullabaloo of how he loves to strut around in Donna Karan evening wear on Friday nights with just his “close friends” got drowned out by Baltimore snappin’, cracklin’ and poppin’. Yep, Jenner was so ticked I heard he had to have an emergency mani-pedi spa day and a little Lane Bryant retail therapy just to chillax. Which is completely normal according to they and them, so don’t laugh and definitely don’t...
  • The New Dictionary

    05/03/2015 5:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Doug Giles
    In the 1980s there was a TV show called “Not Necessarily The News” on HBO that featured something called “sniglets.” Although it’s probably a hate-crime to say the word “sniglet” out loud now and will get you accused of homophone-a-phobia, a sniglet is a word that should appear in the dictionary but doesn’t. Sniglets have all but disappeared, but the dictionary itself might as well be thrown out too. Words that had unambiguous meanings for decades or even centuries have seen those definitions changed by progressives in the name of political correctness.To make sure you are up to date on...
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • Hawaii Raises Smoking Age to 21

    05/02/2015 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dr Mark Skousen
    “The triumph of persuasion over force is a sign of a civilized society.” – Mark and Jo Ann Skousen, “Persuasion vs. Force” pamphlet The governor and the legislature of the state of Hawaii could learn a thing or two from the views my wife Jo Ann and I shared in our pamphlet, “Persuasion vs Force.” Read it here.Last week, Hawaii became the first state to raise the smoking age to 21. Let’s see, now, you can vote and go to war for your country but you can’t pick up a cigarette? What’s going wrong in this country when we...
  • IMF Proposes to Sabotage China’s Economy

    05/02/2015 1:40:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    For the people of China, thereÂ’s good news and bad news. The good news, as illustrated by the chart, is that economic freedom has increased dramatically since 1980. This liberalization has lifted hundreds of millions from abject poverty. The bad news is that China still has a long way to go if it wants to become a rich, market-oriented nation. Notwithstanding big gains since 1980, it still ranks in the lower-third of nations for economic freedom. Yes, thereÂ’s been impressive growth, but it started from a very low level. As a result, per-capita economic output is still just a fraction...
  • Dionne's Bad Advice for California GOP (Why would any one listen to a liberal?)

    05/02/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    In his latest column, Washington Post commentator EJ Dionne advises National Republicans to learn from California's mistakes, or face declining voter support in election cycles to come.His first point of contact on this matter? The current Chairman of the California GOP, Jim Brulte:“California is the leading edge of the country’s demographic changes,” Brulte said in an interview. “Frankly, Republicans in California did not react quickly enough to them, and we have paid a horrible price.”That is true. Up to the early 1980s and the 1990s, California was a majority white state, Republicans did very well working the entire state. Other...
  • The Fallout of a Bad Deal with Iran

    05/02/2015 1:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Ever since 9/11, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you’ll hear pundits recall how united we’d became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can’t we be like that again?A big part of the reason, frankly, is a lack of leadership at the top level. The tone set by President Obama and his team as they deal with world affairs hardly inspires confidence, either at home or abroad. And left unchecked, their lack of true resolve can lead to some very serious repercussions.Take our situation with Iran. Some of The Heritage Foundation’s top experts...
  • Silencing Skeptics, Conservatives and Free Speech

    05/02/2015 12:38:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Our scientific method and traditions of free speech and open debate are under assault as never before, by intolerant inquisitors in our media, universities, government agencies, and even Congress and the Vatican. They threaten our most basic rights and freedoms, our political and scientific processes – and ultimately our continued innovation and invention, energy reliability and affordability, job creation and economic growth, and modern living standards, health and welfare. Congressman Grijalva and Senators Markey, Boxer and Whitehouse sent letters to universities, think tanks and companies, demanding detailed information on skeptics’ funding and activities – in an attempt to destroy their...
  • The Lying Game

    05/02/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie? Truth has long since been replaced by “narratives” on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesn’t matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the public’s emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means. This “lying game” strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, let’s look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most...
  • The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked

    05/02/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza
    We are now four full months into the 2016 election cycle, and the battle for the Senate is starting to take shape. Retirements in California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Nevada have set up open-seat contests -- though only two of them are considered top-tier races. And with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gearing up for reelection and saving Republicans major headaches in the process, we have a pretty good idea of where the battleground races will be. The biggest question from here is recruiting. Republicans have big holes to fill in the two competitive open seats, in...
  • Is There a Dime’s Worth of Difference between the Two Major Parties?

    05/02/2015 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    At last count there were about three dozen potential candidates for president on the Republican side. Although Hillary Clinton is the expected Democratic nominee, should she falter, there are probably about a half dozen people ready to take her place. Without knowing who the candidates will be and without knowing who will win the election, can we say today with some confidence what difference a Republican or a Democratic victory would mean in 2016? Paul Krugman asked this question the other day in The New York Times. His answer: parties matter a lot more than candidates, and if a Democrat...
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders Vows to Take on Billionaires — But Which Ones?

    05/02/2015 3:40:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/01/2015 | John Merline
    When running for office in 2012, President Obama frequently inveighed against "millionaires and billionaires" who don't pay their fair share of taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist arguably to the left of Obama who plans to run for president in 2016, wants to narrow his focus to just billionaires.
  • 'Trust me' isn't going to turn Latino vote for Cruz, GOP

    05/02/2015 1:04:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mary Sanchez
    "....Like his fellow GOP presidential hopeful, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Cruz cannot count on a certain rapport with Latino voters simply because he is Latino himself. Trust doesn't work that way, not in life and not in politics. Hispanic voters are weary of being targeted as a desirable voter demographic to be flattered but not much more. They can spot the phony. To many critics, Cruz has tried to court two mistresses: tea party conservatives, on the one hand, and Hispanic voters whom he views as ready for takeover by the GOP. Cruz believes, with some justification, that Latinos...
  • Grow a spine! The sudden raging popularity of those who stand up to the Offendotrons

    05/01/2015 10:36:28 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    JoNova ^ | 5/1/2015 | Joanne Nova
    There’s a message here to politicians from marketers: Grow a spine, stand up for something sensible Martin Daubney on Breitbart describes a new form of internet-era marketing. Companies that put out provocative ads predictably get attacked by the holier-than-thou. But if they stand up to the thought police, they suddenly find themselves in the middle of a social media war and at the winning end. Because they didn’t cave in to the PC, they get thousands of passionate defenders online, lots of new customers, loads of free PR, and the “wave” breaches the social media world and spills into the...
  • A Quick Question About the Alleged Racism in America

    05/01/2015 6:59:42 AM PDT · by jda · 8 replies
    A quick question about racism in America.
  • Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large

    05/01/2015 8:12:37 PM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 15 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | April 30, 2015 | Edward Hudgins
    [Which party governed Baltimore for 50 years? Hint: It wasn't the GOP. This is the result!] Baltimore Riots As Criminal Culture Writ Large By Edward Hudgins The rioting in Baltimore represents criminal culture writ large. It is what happens every day on a smaller scale in poor minority communities: theft, vandalism, and violence. The flames in Baltimore hideously illuminate the fact that the culture of the welfare state creates the criminals and rioters that plague this city in my native state. The cycle of poverty and violenceThe ostensive cause of the riots was outrage at the death of Freddie Gray,...
  • Bernie Sanders Is No Barack Obama (...great news for Hillary Clinton) [stalking horse alert]

    05/01/2015 5:54:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 5/1/15 | Susan Milligan
    Barack Obama was the worst thing to happen to Hillary Clinton in 2008. Bernie Sanders may be the best thing to happen to her as she embarks on her second bid for the presidency. Sanders, an independent U.S. Senator from Vermont, announced his candidacy this week for the Democratic nomination for president. Like Obama in 2008, Sanders can serve to help define Clinton and make her a stronger candidate. Unlike Obama, Sanders can keep Clinton on her game without getting her tossed out of it. And here’s how: He’s Elizabeth Warren. But he’s not. Warren, the Massachusetts freshman Senator beloved...
  • The Reverend Sharpton Calls for the Nationalization of Police --

    05/01/2015 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We obviously start in Baltimore today with the Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, a press conference a little over an hour ago, announcing that six officers are going to be charged with varying degrees of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the transportation death -- ah, ah, ah -- in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, many people are wondering what is really going on here. I would like to explain to you. I would like for somebody else to explain to you in one sound bite what is going on here. This is yesterday and the National Action Network...
  • Lawless rioters feed bigotry against all blacks (Open Letter From an African American)

    05/01/2015 4:51:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 30, 2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Dear Black Thugs: To each of you I echo what actor Terrence Howard’s character told his gangbanger brother in the film “Crash”: “You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.” From Ferguson to Baltimore, the whole world is watching as you run wild. Thanks to you, plate-glass store windows shatter into shards. You pry ATMs from walls to drain them of cash. And you enjoyed a 100-percent-off shopping spree — damn the consequences. How does ripping off a bottle of whiskey from a smoldering liquor store help us overcome? Look at your devastation: You burned 17 businesses to the ground in Ferguson,...
  • A Thug by Any Other Name

    05/01/2015 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    For most Americans, including President Barack Obama, the term "thug" seemed an appropriate appellation for the rioters who destroyed businesses, homes and other property in Baltimore this week. Now liberals are crying foul. The Baltimore Sun has editorialized, "Having city leaders apply it to the high school students and others who rioted throughout Baltimore tells the offenders that they weren't just wrong in what they did, but that they're also worthless because of it -- something too many people already believe." Baltimore's mayor, after initially using the term, apologized on Twitter: "That night we saw misguided young people who need...
  • Russian Reporter Assaulted and Robbed in Baltimore (Boo-Hoo)

    05/01/2015 3:27:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “Give it BACK! …GEEVE EET BACK!” shrieked Russian reporter Paulina Leonovich as black thugs ran off with her purse in Baltimore last week. This reporter works for Vladimir Putin’s RT (Russia Today) TV network, which specializes in featuring the “terrible oppression” of “innocent blacks in racist America.” Am I the only person who laughed at the poor woman’s brief discomfiture? (Turns out she wasn’t hurt and the cops quickly ran down the thugs and retrieved her purse.) “Just desserts” some might say. “Mugged by reality,” say others. But her desserts are much juster than some think. It’s not Paulina Leonovich’s...
  • Bruce Jenner: Sensationalized Sex Icon of our Confusing Times

    05/01/2015 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    In the age of the selfie, Bruce Jenner may be the icon of our time. He sustains two images of himself to mediate the feuding feminist and chauvinist attitudes at the center of today's battle of the sexes (should that be the "grind of the genders"?). At the age of 65, reflecting on his life as the athletic hunk who married three times and sired six children, he says he can now liberate a laidback distaff self that is the "soul of a woman." In an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, the man most recently famous as the...
  • A Matter of Trust

    05/01/2015 3:10:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Reince Priebus
    For weeks now, we've been reading headline after headline about questionable practices at the Clinton Foundation. By now, you’ve likely heard troubling accounts about the Clintons’ secret foreign donors, their relentless profiteering, and support for troubling business deals that affect our national security. There’s a lot to digest, but why should Americans care about the Clintons’ finances and their foundation’s donor? The answer: it’s a matter of trust. Can Americans really trust Hillary Clinton? It’s a question all Americans will have to answer for themselves. (We already know from recent polls that a majority of Americans do not believe she...
  • Hillary Blames the Cops

    05/01/2015 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Had Freddie Gray been robbed, beaten and left to die in the streets of his Baltimore neighborhood, no one would be mourning him today. No one would be marching for Freddie. No one would be using Freddie as the new poster child of "Black Lives Matter!" No one would care, three weeks later, but his family and friends. It was the manner of his death, suffering a fractured spine in police custody, that makes Freddie matter. For he can now be credibly cast in the victim's role in the great new narrative against America -- that ours is a society...
  • The Marshall Island's Cautionary Tale

    05/01/2015 3:01:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets. The Maersk Tigris is flagged to the Marshall Islands. The South Pacific archipelago gained its independence from the US in 1986 after signing a treaty conceding its right to self-defense in exchange for US protection. According to the treaty, the US has “full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands.” Given the US’s...
  • Most See Baltimore Riots As Criminal, Not Protest

    05/01/2015 2:35:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 30, 2015
    Americans view the recent rioting in Baltimore as criminal behavior, not legitimate protest, and think it will only worsen the criminal justice situation in the city. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of American Adults consider the mob violence in Baltimore that followed the funeral of a black man who died in police custody to be primarily legitimate outrage. Sixty-three percent (63%) instead characterize it as mostly criminals taking advantage of the situation. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. By comparison, when rioting flared up in Ferguson, Missouri last August following the shooting of a...
  • Newsweek Disgracefully Links the Mt Everest Tragedy to Rising CO2

    05/01/2015 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Jim Steele
    Its hard to tell if we are witnessing mass climate hysteria, or just loathsome fear mongering to promote a political agenda, but it is oh so predictable, and oh so sickening. Every weather event and every tragedy is now due rising CO2. To paraphrase Dr. Viner, “natural storms and earthquakes are now just a thing of the past”. With the help of a few alarmist scientists, the media bombards us with the meme that “Everything is caused by rising CO2.” Today the Seth Bornstein prize for yellow climate journalism goes to Newsweek. Last August they tried to infect our psyche’s...
  • Jesus Wants an Ethical Minimum Wage and a Serious Campaign Against Poverty

    05/01/2015 9:59:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | by Nancy Graham Holm
    Although his narrative never slides into an ardent polemic, it is arguable that Reza Aslan's Jesus is a bold and tireless advocate for the poor. A close read of Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth makes this conclusion the Number One Take Away Point; a perspective not necessarily original, but nevertheless comforting and affirming if you're inclined to worry about white privilege and socio-economic inequality. Aslan is not alone. Many scholars have postulated that Pauline Christianity - the version that eventually became imperial Christianity - was an extreme sharp right turn from the path on which both...
  • Scott Walker, labor market protectionist

    05/01/2015 9:32:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | May 1, 2015 | Noah Smith is an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University
    Many people who take a hard line on immigration will be quick to tell you that it's only illegal immigration they oppose. The rule of law must be upheld, they argue, and amnesty only rewards lawbreakers. Immigration boosters, including me, have always suspected that this professed concern for the law masks a deeper opposition to all immigration. Now Wisconsin Governor and potential presidential candidate Scott Walker has given ammo to the skeptics. In an interview with Glenn Beck, he strongly implied that he wants to limit legal immigration, in order to protect American jobs: In terms of legal immigration…the next...
  • Brace Yourself for More Baltimores

    05/01/2015 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    The sad scenes playing out in Baltimore are made sadder by the fact that more such incidents are likely over the coming years. That's because the problems in Baltimore did not begin with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Tensions have been building for a very long time. Other cities from coast to coast have similar tensions ready to boil over. Some tensions are common to all cities -- pockets of economic devastation, laws that are enforced more strictly in some parts of town than others, bad apples among the police, thugs in the community and more. Some are...
  • Stand Up for Baltimore’s Real Victims

    05/01/2015 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stand Up for Baltimore’s Real VictimsPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 1, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]The real victim in Baltimore is not Freddie Gray, a repeat loser who eventually died as he had lived: Being arrested by the police. The real victims are not the thugs smashing and looting stores. It isn’t the young black men disproportionately stopped by the racist majority-black police force in Baltimore under a racist black police commissioner for doing nothing wrong except the usual drug and weapons charges.It’s not even the “majority of law-abiding Baltimore families” referenced by...
  • Baltimore as a Democrat City

    05/01/2015 7:54:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 30, 2015 | John Perazzo
    Baltimore as a Democrat CityPosted By John Perazzo On April 30, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]Whenever there’s a crisis in America, Barack Obama is quick to demonstrate what a monstrously destructive individual he is. The riots in Baltimore are no exception, as we already hear President “Johnny One-Note” chanting the only song he’s ever known. It goes like this: “A racist, uncaring, greed-driven America has turned its back on the poor, suffering black children of Baltimore and many other cities for decades, depriving them of the help, the funding, and the attention that they...
  • Liberals Do Themselves No Favor by Denying Their Ideology

    05/01/2015 7:08:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right. We'll come back to that in a moment. Another beloved trinket in the nest of notions that make up elite groupthink is that liberals not only haven't moved left, but they aren't even liberals at all. A week doesn't go by without Barack Obama insisting that he's merely a pragmatist and problem-solver, with nary an ideological ax to grind. Shortly after he was re-elected, Obama told David...
  • America's Politics Is Polarized, But Britain's Is Fragmented

    05/01/2015 6:53:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to Americans. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with politicians of both parties, cynical about whether they will keep their promises and closely divided between two major parties, which have been in existence for more than 100 years. But there are differences as well, in contrast to decades when British and American politics seemed to move in tandem -- the 1980s of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the 1990s of Bill Clinton's New Democrats and Tony Blair's New Labour. The most...
  • The 'Upgrading' of Bruce Jenner

    05/01/2015 5:55:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The last year could be described as The Year of Transgender Propaganda. The Hollywood and news media push on the latest frontier of "gender fluidity" demonstrates the libertine left's absolute arrogance that the LGBT revolution is an unstoppable juggernaut. Time placed Laverne Cox on a "Transgender Tipping Point" cover last June, and the aggressive culture tipping took off. Amazon created a series around a retiree and father of three deciding he was a woman in "Transparent," and won Golden Globes. Fox's "Glee" had their female football coach grow a beard and be celebrated by a "historic" 200-member transgender choir. The...
  • Bernie Sanders: Don't Laugh

    05/01/2015 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Happy International Workers Day, the perfect occasion to write about Bernie Sanders, an actual Socialist running for President. The jokes fairly assemble themselves, mostly along the lines of: Sanders is far from the first Socialist presidential candidate, he’s just the first to admit it. You may assemble your own snarky rejoinders as the cranky 73-year-old gears up a challenge to Ms. Inevitability, Hillary Clinton. But once the chuckles fade, it is worth noting that Sanders brings some wild cards to the table. None of them suggest strongly that he will be the nominee, but they do suggest that he could...
  • Let's Not Spend Money

    05/01/2015 5:40:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. According to the report, the 2012 median income in Baltimore was $39,788. The U.S. Census notes that from 2009 to 2013, the median income was roughly $41,385. For comparison, the State of Maryland as a whole has a median income of $73,538. Baltimore is No. 1 in the child poverty rate. In 2012, "36.5 percent of children in Baltimore city lie below the poverty line -- $23,492 for a family of four," the Alliance for the...
  • Elizabeth Warren Could Learn a Thing Or Two About Banking From the Chinese

    05/01/2015 2:50:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2015 | John Merline
    China is trying to fix its banking system. Not by piling on more regulations in the name of protecting consumers and the financial markets. Instead, it's trying to inject more free-market competition into the system so as to improve its stability and efficiency.
  • Dems Milk Baltimore for All It's Worth

    04/30/2015 7:08:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to say some things here about Freddie Gray, but you run a risk in doing so. Some people might interpret as attacking victim, and I want to assure everybody it's not the case, and I want to remind everybody what I do here. You know, I'm a harmless, lovable, little fuzzball. I do not have an attack mentality. I'm not even offering this in any kind of a defensive posture. I just want people to understand what happens here. I go through the day, every day, and I consume news. It's one of my hobbies. It's...
  • Fox: Mayor Ordered Cops to Stand Down

    04/30/2015 6:56:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Remember after Toya Graham went out there and now, as they're saying, "beat" her son upside the head when she saw him rioting? Remember the police commissioner, Anthony Batts said, "More mothers should be like Toya Graham." In fact, do you remember on Monday? I made a big deal here out of telling you -- and I played the sound bites for you -- of all the people that are focusing on the children and how parents need to get better control of their kids, it's up to the parents. You had the police chief saying so, the mayor...
  • Will the Freddie Gray Story Go the Way of the Gentle Giant Meme?

    04/30/2015 6:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is a front-page story on the Washington Post today. Let me repeat this. A front-page story on the Washington Post, and it looks like the Freddie Gray story is gonna go the same way as the Gentle Giant's. The original Gentle Giant story was this: "The Gentle Giant was walking around town on a beautiful Saturday and he stopped into a convenience store to pick up some things that he wanted. "He left the convenience store with a friend, and he was very excited, the Gentle Giant was, about his upcoming first year at college! Yes, he was...
  • As Predicted, Left Attacks Toya Graham

    04/30/2015 6:22:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Another bit of evidence here demonstrating how you listen to this program regularly, and you will be on the cutting edge of societal evolution, and you will know in advance what is going to happen in the world of liberalism. On Tuesday on this program... This is the day, remember, that we had the mom. Toya Graham was inside her house. She's the mother of six kids in Baltimore. Does not have a job, does not have a husband, relies on the Democrat Party for everything, and she doesn't have anything. She watching television, and all of a sudden...
  • Can a One-Percenter Lead the Democrats?

    04/30/2015 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Does it strike you as an indication of a political party's robust vitality that in a country of more than 300 million people that party has just one likely nominee for president? Notwithstanding the fact that she has at her disposal nearly a billion dollars, she is 67 years old and stands accused of committing at least one felony. What country are we talking about, the old USSR? No, we are talking about the contemporary U.S. of A. This is the condition in which the Democratic Party now finds itself, and it calls itself the party of youthful...
  • One Mom at a Time

    04/30/2015 4:36:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Baltimore is only about 40 miles from Washington, DC. For decades Baltimore was where we went to watch Major League Baseball. There was a stadium in the middle of a neighborhood on 33rd Street. We commiserated with the city when the owners of the Baltimore Colts NFL team snuck out of town, literally, in the dead of night and surfaced in Indianapolis. The Inner Harbor has been a showplace for the revitalization of a downtown area since it was substantially completed in 1965. The Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens have stadiums that share a parking lot adjacent to the area....