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  • Gov. Kasich Extols the Tortoise Lane

    02/11/2016 8:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There are too many people in America who don't feel connected. They've got victories that no one celebrates with them. And they've got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. It was a breakthrough moment. In early GOP debates, Kasich talked too much about his working-class roots and his mailman dad. "I care about poor people," he crowed in a November debate -- as if no one else did. Tuesday night, however, Kasich moved from boasting that...
  • What Does the Constitution Say About Federal Land Ownership? (Prof Rob Natelson on Oregon Standoff)

    02/11/2016 8:31:18 AM PST · by xzins · 30 replies
    Our American Constitution ^ | February 6, 2016 | Rob Natelson
    The "Bundy stand-off" in Oregon at a federal wildlife refuge has triggered (or, rather, re-triggered) questions about the constitutionality of federal land ownership. Westerners in particular question why the federal government should own nearly 30% of the country. In the West, the issue is particularly important. The federal government has title to about half the territory of the eight Rocky Mountain states, the west coast states, and Alaska. The share of ownership in each of those states ranges from about 30% to about 88%. (Exact figures vary according to the mode of calculation.) Westerners who work with the land tend...
  • The Middle Sprint

    02/11/2016 7:46:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The long-awaited, first-in-the-nation caucus (Iowa) and primary (New Hampshire) are over. There have been a few surprises -- Donald Trump did not win Iowa, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, and outperformed her with women voters by 11 points. Ted Cruz had a surprise win in Iowa, with Rubio performing strongly with a close third-place finish. John Kasich came in a strong second to Trump in New Hampshire, breathing life into his campaign. The field has narrowed, down to two viable candidates on the Democratic side -- Clinton and Sanders -- and...
  • Sanders And Trump Are The Same Totalitarian Candidate

    02/11/2016 7:35:47 AM PST · by newgeezer · 65 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On the surface, there's not much in common between New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald Trump and Democratic primary winner Bernie Sanders. Trump is a billionaire businessman; Sanders is a career politician. Trump's personal favorability is the lowest of all candidates on either side; Sanders' is the highest. But the impulse that drove New Hampshire voters to the polls for Sanders is the same as the impulse that drove them to the polls for Trump: the desire for a powerful authority figure to fix everything using the power of government. In fact, before the New Hampshire primary, CNN reported, "Because...
  • That 'Controversial' Doritos Commercial

    02/11/2016 7:33:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. For those taking a bathroom break or watching "Downton Abbey" instead of the football game, here's the scenario. A pregnant woman is receiving a sonogram in her hospital bed. The screen shows the baby. The father is snacking on Doritos and he notices the child's arms moving in the direction of the chip, as dad takes it from the bag and puts it in his mouth. Finally, the baby can stand...
  • Fast Facts for Conservatives on Net Neutrality

    02/11/2016 7:29:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 22 replies
    cc.org ^ | 2015 | Roberta Combs
    Fast Facts for Conservatives on Net Neutrality Since its birth, the Internet has existed on phone lines which were covered under what are known as "common carrier" regulations, (or "Net Neutrality"), which prevented discrimination by network providers based on content or where a call originated. This principle carried over to the Internet and helped make it a dynamic engine for free expression and economic growth. In recent months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lifted "net neutrality" regulations off of the Internet, leaving the issue up to Congress to decide. It is currently being debated as part of pending telecommunications legislation....
  • Day of the Demagogues

    02/11/2016 7:20:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Mona Charen
    As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself. Sen. Bernie Sanders believes that eight years of the most leftist president in American history have left the plutocrats in total control. Channeling the late Hugo Chavez, he promises to lift the minimum wage to $15 per hour, provide free college educations for all and deliver universal...
  • Saudi Singer on Egyptian TV Criticizes Radical Islam, Defends the West

    02/11/2016 7:09:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Larry Elder
    This fight against radical Islam is also a fight within Islam. Where, we constantly ask, are the voices of "moderation" who question the barbarity committed in the name of Islam? Consider Shams Bandar. Born in Saudi Arabia, this popular singer renounced her Saudi citizenship, lives in Europe and intends to become a citizen of a European country. On an Egyptian channel called Dream TV, Bandar said to the astonished host, "We have been fighting and shedding blood for 1,400 years, and now we are blaming America and Britain?" Provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, here is a translated...
  • Feeling the Bern

    02/11/2016 6:57:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Well, that was interesting. The New Hampshire primary is over and the results were…sort of what was expected. Beyond the headlines, however… On the Democratic side, and according the Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright, there are a lot of young women chasing boys straight to Hell. Hillary Clinton not only lost the youth vote by an amazing margin, she lost young women by so much it has to be a shock to a candidate who considers her gender among the top reasons to support her candidacy. She lost every demographic except people making more than $200,000 and older than 65....
  • In Search of Fixes for a Fossilized Economy

    02/11/2016 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015.</p> <p>While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent. More than 90 million able-bodied adults are either not currently in the labor force or have stopped looking for work altogether.</p>
  • San Diego declares war on our Founding Fathers and men, too

    02/11/2016 5:45:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    It appears San Diego City Hall has been overrun by a wild pack of militant, man-hating feminists who are hell-bent on neutering the King's English. To quote "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy," Great Odin's raven! City Hall recently published an edict on bias-free language - part of a larger correspondence manual for city workers. "Our goal is to encourage bias-free language - language that does not create or perpetuate real or perceived prejudice - in our written and spoken communication," the city explained in its manual. So in the spirit of inclusion and neutrality the city directed employees...
  • Obama EPA "Clean Power" Rule Dealt Devastating Blow At SCOTUS

    02/11/2016 5:30:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Kevin Glass
    The Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan," an enormous regulatory monster unilaterally cooked up by federal bureaucrats and attempted to be foisted on states, utility companies and consumers, was dealt a huge blow at the Supreme Court this week when the regulations were put on hold pending the numerous legal challenges that have been percolating through the court system. The importance of this stay cannot be overstated. In the past, some EPA regulations that have been overturned in the court system were not put on hold and their damage was already done while other states and groups were challenging their...
  • Will they Cruzify Ted?

    02/11/2016 4:42:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 218 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2/11/16 | David Flint
    The progressive elites will try to do to Cruz what they did to Abbott The American mainstream media, the Republican Party establishment and the Democratic Party are determined that Ted Cruz not be sworn in as the 45th president. Anyone with that opposition must be formidable. That he is. Campaigning against Federal ethanol subsidies in Iowa, a major corn producing state, and against all poll predictions, Cruz defeated the media's favourite, Donald Trump, receiving more votes than any Republican candidate ever had. Cruz is the candidate most motivated by his attachment to traditional American principles. For his opponents, these are...
  • Economic Libertarians Will Have a Friend in Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 12:52:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2016 | Theodore A. Gebhard, ...worked with Senator Cruz at the FTC from mid-2001 to 2003
    "..economic libertarians and others who place a high value on property rights, the right to earn a living, and the right to open a business will find no better friend than Texas senator Ted Cruz...his work at the FTC established a foundation on which the cause of economic liberty progresses still today.Leading a team of senior FTC lawyers, Cruz...relentlessly [fought] against state laws conferring privilege on politically and economically powerful interest groups.Many of these laws do little more than protect entrenched incumbents from small entrepreneurs seeking to open a business and earn a living. Cruz and his team vigorously opposed...
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • Why We Are Safe

    02/10/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 6th, 2015 | Windfall Films - Natgeo
    A very interesting short film on an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine with great footage aboard. Below will be posted links that further explain the technologies.None of this is classified and all is in the public realm. Amazingly. But that is how unstoppable and capable this deterrent is.
  • BYU students ‘bubbling’ over Sodalicous and Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 7:48:07 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    The Digital Universe ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Angela Lee
    Some BYU students are defying national odds by showing their support over Ted Cruz and they’re encouraging others to do the same. The Ted Cruz College Republicans coordinated an ‘bubbly’ event to spark conversation for the upcoming election and show support for Cruz on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event was held at Sodalicious at the Village at South Campus in Provo. Many students gathered together to watch the Republican Debate and enjoy refreshments. Fliers and posters were hung up to show support, and many attendees wore stickers with Ted Cruz’s name on them. According to Pew Research the rate of...
  • The Washington Post Tells Us ISIS Is Losing, Again

    02/10/2016 4:44:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 10, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Washington Post published some terrific news last Saturday: The Islamic State's recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled by worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters, analysts and monitoring groups say. Before you break out the champagne, however, consider the fact that we have heard this before. And not only have we heard it before, but the Washington Post article then engages in revisionist media history: Only a year ago, the Islamic State was seen as a juggernaut -- rich, organized and fielding thousands of motivated fighters -- that...
  • Op-Ed: A courageous idea to stop the murders

    02/10/2016 3:49:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/16 | Leonie Ben Simon
    t takes a village to raise a child. Children are being raised in many Arab villages to hate from birth with the ultimate aim and honour of being a shahid – a martyr - if they kill Jews. Their schoolbooks and their media bring them up to believe this. Their teachers, their parents and their whole villages dance and celebrate when Jews are murdered by their own teenagers. It is no accident that their young people are murdering Jews. All efforts to stop this have not worked. The left has failed miserably in its integration efforts. Politicians are afraid of...
  • NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD

    02/10/2016 3:15:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 2-10-2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD February 10, 2016 There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there's a silver lining for Marco Rubio. Now he can go be a bartender like his dad! (Have you heard him tell the story about his father being a bartender? Rubio was his pop's best customer after the debate.) He can wear a flowered shirt, tell yarns about his father, and if he's asked to make any complicated concoctions: JEB CAN FIX IT! Gov. Chris Christie will always be remembered for the noble service he performed for his country...
  • I’m Voting for Hillary Because of My Daughter

    02/10/2016 2:56:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | Laura June
    Back in the 2008 primary season, I supported Hillary Clinton. That choice wasn’t easy for me, especially as Barack Obama advanced and became ever more compelling as a candidate. I felt spoiled as the year progressed: two great, revolutionary candidates; I’d be happy with either. And yet, until she conceded defeat, I stuck with Hillary for the simple reason that she is a woman. I did it for my newly dead mother, who would have loved to see the day when a woman became POTUS. My mother, who was 21 years old when Roe v. Wade passed, and to whom...
  • Africa's Third Term Power Grabs: Prelude to War

    02/10/2016 2:46:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Austin Bay
    In late December 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed that he will seek a third presidential term. In doing so, Kagame became the latest member of sub-Saharan Africa's "Third Term President Club." If this notional "club" sounds like a joke, it is not. The "Club" represents the near-permanent retention of personal and near-authoritarian political power. In sub-Saharan Africa, where tribal rivalries can quickly escalate into savage civil wars, the club is a threat to peace. The Great Congo War (1998-2003) killed somewhere between three and five million people. If Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila seeks a third term,...
  • How Attitude Trumped Conservative Thought

    02/10/2016 2:37:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, grassroots Republican favorite Donald Trump repeated the phrase when an audience member called Ted Cruz a "p----." He came to this conclusion after determining that Cruz wasn't sufficiently gung-ho about waterboarding possible terrorists. Asked to define conservatism at the last Republican debate, Trump stated, "I think it's a person who doesn't want to take overly risks. I think that's a good thing." On Tuesday, establishment Republican favorite columnist David Brooks of The New York Times wrote a column called "I Miss Barack Obama." In it, he pilloried Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and lamented that...
  • Ted Cruz Not Eligible To Be POTUS, According to Most Plausible Interpretation of Constitution

    02/10/2016 1:55:32 PM PST · by drewh · 306 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/16
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.) The words natural...
  • Sharing Social Values in a Secular World

    02/10/2016 1:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Congressman Mark Walker
    This past week, I was honored to be asked to speak at Heritage Action's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC. As the only House Member besides Speaker Paul Ryan, I was humbled to help cast a vision for decision-makers and thought-leaders on finding solutions for some of our nation's greatest social problems. The evidence over the past 50 years makes it indisputable: the federal government hijacked the American Dream and the family has been decimated. We see this plainly in our everyday lives. The American Dream is social at its very nature. It begins with life. Common sense tells us...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Bloomberg vs. Trump?

    02/10/2016 12:02:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race. Which is probably the understatement of 2016. The three-term mayor of New York and media mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion, making him one of the richest men on earth, told the Financial Times on Monday he is considering a run. Bloomberg had earlier confided he was worried about Hillary Clinton's ability to turn back the challenge of Bernie Sanders, regards Trump's rise with trepidation, and is appalled by the pedestrian...
  • The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

    02/10/2016 11:54:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Bob Barr
    While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruz's thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald Trump's supporters yelled out to him that this made Cruz a word not fit for pages of this site. Not wanting such a crude, but biting, criticism of his opponent to be left hanging in the air, Trump did what we all could have guessed he would do -- stop his speech, chuckle, and then repeat it into the microphone to make sure every person and media representative present heard. It was classic Trump. To say that Trump's...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: America's Balkan Values

    02/10/2016 10:32:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    White liberals and black careerists vigorously reject the MLK ideal of a color-blind society. The racial spoils industry survives on several requisites. One, Americans must be readily identifiable as being non-white or white. Two, once non-white claimants pass the racial litmus test, they must think and speak in a particular progressive manner, in dutiful obeisance to those who set up and perpetuate the racial spoils system. And three, racialism must remain defined as a one-way bias... Much of the liberal press has ridiculed Rubio and Cruz, either because their appearances and Cuban ancestry do not quite make them authentic "Latinos"...
  • Republicans Can Get More Black Votes

    02/10/2016 10:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Star Parker
    The 2012 presidential election delivered a wake-up call to the Republican Party to improve communication with minorities. The realization that the American presidency can now be won with support of less than 40 percent of white voters -- Obama won with just 39 percent -- was a bombshell. When Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980, 88 percent of the electorate was white. In 2012, when Barack Obama was elected, this was down to 72 percent. Pew Research projects that in 2016 the percentage of white voters will be down to 69 percent. This trend will continue, as America...
  • Hillary's Use of the Gender Card Isn't Working

    02/10/2016 10:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary. Let me clarify. Yes, technically she is female. But when millions of Americans think of Hillary Clinton, they don't think of her gender; they think of, well, Hillary Clinton. Some may think of her as a heroic liberal technocrat. Others might think of her as a deeply partisan politician. The list goes on: She's a supportive (or enabling) wife, a great (or terrible) former secretary of state, a left-wing bully or a victim of political witch hunts. What she is not is an...
  • The Media's Softness for Sanders and Socialism

    02/10/2016 9:41:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    At the start of the Democratic presidential race, the media viewed the contest as a cakewalk. The compassionate and gloriously wonky Hillary Clinton faced no one who could be viewed as her equal. Game over. When Sen. Bernie Sanders made noises about running against her, nobody thought he could be the actual Democratic nominee. He was old, he was cranky, and he wasn't even a Democrat. The conventional media wisdom had it that Sanders would be a healthy deterrent to the Clinton tendency to crawl toward the corporatist middle. On NPR, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne saw it as positive:...
  • Fourth Circuit Gets The Second Amendment Right: Americans Can Choose How Best To Defend Themselves

    02/10/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 10, 2016 | George Leef
    In an extremely important decision on Feb. 4, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Maryland’s 2013 “Firearms Safety Act.” That statute (like so many supposed gun control laws) banned a wide range of “assault weapons” and prohibited the sale of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Crucially, in Kolbe v. Hogan, the majority held that courts must use “strict scrutiny” when they evaluate laws that impinge upon the Second Amendment rights of Americans. If the decision is upheld (and enemies of the Second Amendment will try desperately to get it...
  • A Call for Support to Provide for the Common Defense

    02/10/2016 6:18:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Allen West
    The preeminent responsibility of the federal government is to provide for the common defense, to protect the American people and our interests. It appears that when you listen to certain individuals debating, they believe the primary role of the federal government is to provide free stuff. This reflects those who have confused providing for the common defense and promoting the general welfare. The former is an active verb, the latter a passive verb, but some have juxtaposed the meaning. The resulting new raison d'etre of the federal government is to provide the general welfare. Is there any wonder why we...
  • When Government Makes Your Choices for You – You End Up with No Choices

    02/10/2016 6:00:18 AM PST · by walford · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8th, 2016 | Seton Motley
    The old politician saw is: “The most dangerous place for you in Washington – is between (fill in name of pol) and a camera.” We’ll coin a government saw: “The most dangerous place for you anywhere on the planet – is government between you and the free market.”Any and every tax, law and regulation – is government placing itself between you and the free market. And, conversely, between the free market and you. And, of course, it makes the market less free. It’s inherent. The bigger the tax – the less money you have for the market, and the less...
  • High-Tech Ted

    02/10/2016 5:57:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Stossel
    Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire's primary, Ted Cruz talked more about "free-market principles" and a "commitment to the Constitution" and said "no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington." Politico ran the headline "Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian." I'm skeptical. Campaigning in Iowa, Cruz had emphasized religion and social conservatism. But politicians no longer just target voters state-by-state -- they target by person. Last election, President Obama beat Mitt Romney partly by doing just that. Obama had 50 people working in data analytics. Romney had four. "The campaign manager for the Obama campaign said...
  • Dana Milbank’s Charges Of Cruz Antisemitism Proves He’s A ‘YUTZ’

    02/10/2016 5:31:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 9th, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    {Originally posted to the author’s website, The Lid}There is an old Jewish saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, say it in Yiddish." It is in that spirit we offer this criticism of a fake criticism.I love it when a liberal Jew tosses around charges of Antisemitism when it's convenient. In a Friday column Dana Milbank decided that Ted Cruz's use of the word Chutzpah was an example of his hatred of the Chosen People.When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump's "New York values," it wasn't entirely clear what he was implying. This week...
  • Reflections on the Panthers-what the Black Panthers did to deserve Beyoncé's rousing tribute

    02/10/2016 5:28:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Reflections on the Panthers A look back at what the Black Panthers did to deserve Beyoncé's rousing tribute at the Super Bowl. February 10, 2016 John Perazzo Beyoncé Knowles. Everyone knows her simply as Beyoncé, the multi-talented superstar wife of music-industry legend Jay Z. She's also the glamorous and magnetic "Bey," as President Barack Obama affectionately calls her. She's held fundraisers for the President, performed at the White House, and cultivated a warm friendship with both Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Beyoncé often turns up at NBA basketball games, where she and her hubby can typically be seen in their...
  • Plenty of Palestinian Passes-The heavy cost of ignoring or rewarding Palestinian hostility and hate

    02/10/2016 5:26:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | Noah Beck
    Plenty of Palestinian Passes The heavy cost of ignoring or rewarding Palestinian hostility and hate. February 10, 2016 Noah Beck Reprinted from InvestigativeProject.org. Activists who genuinely want to see peace between Israelis and Palestinians need to internalize a memorably alliterative warning: plenty of Palestinian passes perpetuate the impasse. The more global opinion ignores or rewards irresponsible behavior by Palestinians, the more likely renewed violence (rather than peace) becomes. There are enough instances of unfair and counterproductive "Palestinian passes" to fill a tome, but here are some recent examples.PASSING ON HAMAS BELLICOSITY Probably the most important pass currently given to...
  • TSA: Total Security Abyss

    02/10/2016 5:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Michelle Malkin,
    While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack. Intelligence officials released video footage of airport employees in Mogadishu handing a laptop to a jihadist suspect before he boarded Daallo Airlines Airbus Flight D3159 last week. The device allegedly contained a bomb that exploded on the plane, which created a massive hole out of which the bomber was fatally sucked. Two other passengers were injured in the blast before the pilot successfully made an emergency landing. Several airport workers...
  • Steyn: The March of Trump, and the Feel of Bern

    02/10/2016 2:48:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    As I was saying at the dawn of this day: 1) Trump; 2) Kasich; 3) Rubio; 4) Bush; 5) Cruz. Number One and Two were correct, and at this hour Numbers Three, Four and Five are all jostling together at 11 per cent, but with Cruz third and Rubio fifth. On the Democrat side I noted the midnight vote tallies from Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield: Sanders 17 Clinton 9 [snipped text about Dem race] On the Republican side, Trump won yuge: 35 per cent in a nine-man race, and more than twice as many votes as the second-placed...
  • What About Ted Cruz?

    02/09/2016 11:29:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Despite Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire, what is the chance that Republicans will nominate Ted Cruz and that he will go on to win the presidency? The website ElectionBettingOdds gives Cruz a 14.5 percent chance of winning the nomination -- his victory in the Iowa caucuses and what looks like a third place showing in New Hampshire notwithstanding. It puts his chances of actually winning the presidency at 4.3 percent. But let's say Cruz beats the odds and wins the nomination. One of the most conservative members of the Senate, Cruz would test the argument made by leaders of...
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 238 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Why Are Millennial Women Gravitating to Bernie Sanders?

    02/09/2016 8:22:47 PM PST · by drewh · 92 replies
    New Republic ^ | February 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Bruenig
    There are already several theories circulating to explain the gap between Sanders and Clinton when it comes to young women. Feminist luminary Gloria Steinem said just last Friday on Bill Maher’s show (then somewhat un-said Sunday) that young women are just going where “the boys” are. Author Jill Fillipovic followed up with a riff on Steinem’s thinking in Cosmopolitan, arguing that, “In this primary, Sanders is the guy stuff. Clinton is the girl stuff.” She argued that young women often feel pressured to make a show of liking cool guy stuff instead of lame girl stuff. Democratic National Committee Chair...
  • It’s Clinton Déjà Vu — New Hampshire Brings Snow and Rumors of Campaign Implosion

    02/09/2016 8:04:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Times Magazine ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Mark Leibovich
    So, I was driving along somewhere in New Hampshire on Monday, the day before the storied primary. It was snowing, just as the cliches of the New Hampshire Primary dictate: It is always snowing in New Hampshire. (Really, though, it actually was snowing). The email came in from an editor in New York at around 4 p.m. Subject line: "Hillaryworld." Body content: "What do you make of the supposed looming implosion?" What supposed looming implosion? Or, to be more precise, which supposed looming implosion? Isn't Hillaryworld always on the verge of one? [...] We've been here before. This is how...
  • Obama Budget Would Add Another $9.3 Trillion to the Debt

    02/09/2016 7:15:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 9, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    resident Barack Obama presented a budget to Congress on Tuesday that if enacted would add nearly $10 trillion to the national debt, according to the White House's projections. The president's final budget, widely considered to be dead on arrival due to the Republican-controlled Congress, projects the nation would face a $27.4 trillion debt in 2026.The budget set the actual total debt for 2015 at $18.1 trillion, projecting an increase of $9.3 trillion. When President Obama took office the debt stood at $10.6 trillion.The White House budget for fiscal year 2017 includes old and new items of the president's agenda, including...
  • Hillary: Have Fun Burning in Hell, Women of New Hampshire (Satire)

    02/09/2016 6:20:20 PM PST · by drewh · 83 replies
    The Nil Admirari ^ | 2/09/2016 08:52:00 PM
    Tonight, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the women of New Hampshire to "have fun burning in hell" after it was clear she had lost the state's Democratic primary election to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Clinton's remark referenced a statement made last weekend by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright that "there's a special place in hell for women that don't help each other." "Well, the women of New Hampshire can have fun burning in hell after supporting Bernie Sanders over me. Bernie Sanders is an old White Jewish guy,...
  • Ben Carson NH victory party to be short one Ben Carson

    02/09/2016 5:50:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems to be turning into something of a pattern for Dr. Ben Carson. After sagging in the polls in Iowa, he headed out of town rather quickly, but his departure from New Hampshire will apparently preclude his showing up to spend time with his supporters after the polls close. Yep… Ben Carson won’t be around for the speeches this evening. (Politico) Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday.The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans...
  • Report: Hillary's Wall Street Speech Transcripts Would 'Bury Her'

    02/09/2016 1:34:14 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 09, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, I asked this question: "We know she was reckless in her handling of national security secrets, but she's assiduously protective of whatever she said in those speeches. Why?" The assumption is that rather than corroborating her implausibly revisionist characterizations of what she said to those elite bankers who paid her six-figures per speech (her typical fee), the hidden transcripts would reveal a very chummy posture toward her supposed mortal enemies, or whatever. Such a revelation would further undermine her credibility among the Democratic base's rabidly anti-Wall Street base, buttress one of Bernie Sanders' central lines of...
  • Sloppy Language Corrupts Our Society

    02/09/2016 4:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society. The Atlantic magazine reported that public schools are nearly as segregated in 2012 as they were in the late 1960s. An Education Next series commemorating the 50th...