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  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • Rick Perry's Marriage Misstep

    04/25/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It is now the “gotcha” question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony?”Rick Santorum said no, since it would be a violation of his faith.Marco Rubio said yes, even though he disagrees with it as a Catholic, just as he disagrees with divorce and remarriage, but he would attend rather than hurt someone he loves. Scott Walker said he had previously attended a same-sex “wedding” reception but stated that marriage was the union of a man and a woman.Ted Cruz wouldn’t answer, but apparently not because of ambiguity on his position, since he...
  • America Needs Room for Agreement

    04/25/2015 5:34:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and co-host of the Fox News Channels "The Five," makes a plea for civility in her book "And the Good News Is ..." Shes worried that "Weve gone from being the confident leader of the free world to bickering about every living thing under the sun." Perino is not against arguing, mind you. "(B)eing civil means that we can argue vehemently and then either find some compromise, call it a tie or move onto something else," she writes. She has some solutions for the partisan rancor that is...
  • Is God a Homophobe? (What a shocking question)

    04/25/2015 5:26:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    A God versus political correctness hoo-ha erupted when the Western Conservative Summit, which has been called the CPAC of the West, refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans, a same-sex marriage advocacy group, a display table at their upcoming June 26-28 Summit in Denver. Various left-wing media lobbed the usual firebombs, claiming bigotry, hatred, homophobia, unfairness, some demanding boycotts of the Summit and pressuring scheduled speakers like Gov. Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson to bow out. Both sides agree the conference, which attracts 4,000 participants, has the legal right not to sell the same-sex marriage group a display table;...
  • Restoring the 10th Amendment

    04/25/2015 5:16:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sen. Roger Wicker
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas).One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules. Instead of working with Congress on substantive, collaborative legislation, the president has routinely opted to govern by decree, empowering bureaucrats at the expense of the democratic process. His misguided approach puts partisan politics – not the will of the people – at the forefront of decision-making in Washington. Our reasons for introducing the “Restoring the 10th Amendment Act” stem from...
  • Scott Walker is Right About Reducing Legal Immigration

    04/25/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Walker
    “In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying — the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I've talked to folks, I've talked to Senator Sessions and others out there — but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at...
  • On Immigration, Scott Walker Bucks the Beltway Consensus

    04/22/2015 12:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Scott Walker’s most recent comments on immigration may make possible an honest-to-God debate about America’s immigration policy. It’s about time. Chatting with Glenn Beck on Monday morning, Walker said: The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal-immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages. . . . What is [current legal immigration policy] doing for American workers? What is this doing to wages? We need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward. But, Walker observed, among elected officials, questioning our currently legal immigration...
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • The GOP is scared of you?

    04/25/2015 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Apr 24. 2015 | Shannon
    This morning on radio, Glenn gave some hints from an important phone call he received before going on the air. While Glenn was unable to release any of the details about who called or exactly what it was about, he did share a snippet of content concerning the GOP. Courtesy of Glenn, we do know that there were “big names involved” and Glenn was “encouraged by who it came from.”Glenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, saying“Just please tell Glenn to continue to put the heat on. Because the party is split. And half of...
  • Clinton Greed

    04/24/2015 3:57:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    The Clintons have always had an uneasy relationship with money. Bill never had any. And although Hillary had a comfortable upbringing, she didn't take the path to riches that her Yale Law degree might have provided, choosing instead to do public interest law right out of law school and marry a man with great political ambition. But, clearly, both Bill and Hillary wanted the good life -- and the money it takes to provide it. Nothing wrong with that, but the means by which they've enriched themselves have been unsavory at best. And all this makes suspicious the recent revelations...
  • The FBI, the Holocaust and Us

    04/24/2015 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    James B. Comey, the director of the FBI, at 6-foot-8, is the tallest man in the Obama administration. Despite his height and position, he emerged in sharp relief in the public eye only this week for a remarkable speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington about why he requires every new special agent and intelligence analyst to visit the museum. "Naturally, I want them to learn about abuse of authority on a breathtaking scale," he said. "But I want them to confront something more painful and more dangerous: I want them to see humanity and what we are...
  • The New Government's Greatest Tasks

    04/24/2015 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible. Such a move will be taken, she...
  • Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight (A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option”

    04/24/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    ~snip~ "What I call the Benedict Option is this: a limited, strategic withdrawal of Christians from the mainstream of American popular culture, for the sake of shoring up our understanding of what the church is, and what we must do to be the church. We must do this because the strongly anti-Christian nature of contemporary popular culture occludes the meaning of the Gospel, and hides from us the kinds of habits and practices we need to engage in to be truly faithful to what we have been given."
  • The police problem is actually a progressive problem

    04/24/2015 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) – Juvenal Honest observers in this country have to admit that we have a police problem that is increasingly growing more serious. While some of the stories that have come out about police brutality and police overreach have clearly been invented or exaggerated by the Left for the purposes of inflaming racial tensions and undermining American civic stability, there are nevertheless a large number of incidents in recent years which cannot simply be wishcast away. The warrantless, no-knock, early morning, heavily-armed SWAT raid for even the most minor of things is becoming...
  • Electronic Dance Music Festivals Fraught With 'White Privilege' (Binghamton University)

    04/24/2015 1:13:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 73 replies
    The Binghampton Univeristy Pipe Dream ^ | April 23, 2015 | Chelsea Desruisseaux
    As an avid fan of house music and member of Binghamton University’s Hoop Troop, I’m almost the typical attendant of EDM festivals. However, my experience at this past summer’s Electric Forest Festival proved to me that so many white people just don’t get it. Because I am a person of color, what should have been an exhilarating adventure turned out to be a nightmare. I faced covert racism and microaggressions from pseudo-hippies that left me cynical about festival culture and colorblindness among the younger generation. Festivals such as Coachella have already received backlash for the cultural appropriation of Native American...
  • How, by bending over backwards to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is abandoning our allies

    04/24/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the UN weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has no intention of doing anything. Meanwhile, it exerts pressure on Saudi Arabia to halt its air war over Yemen and agree to negotiate a political settlement involving Iran.</p>
  • Fix the Secret Service, Dammit

    04/24/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mona Charen
    We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush. The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. A few weeks ago, two drunken agents returning from a party drove right through an active bomb investigation outside the White House. They didn't notice that their colleagues were examining a suspicious package. In 2012, a number of agents were found to have engaged prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, during a presidential trip. At least one of the prostitutes had links to...
  • The Depressing Appeal of Hillary's Phony Populism

    04/24/2015 9:17:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swallowed up by her lust for power and money. Don't get me wrong; she's still a true liberal who stands for everything I oppose, and her White House ambitions and her flawed character are a dangerous mixture. She'll say and do whatever she has to in order to win. But as I've said, I'm not that fearful that she'll even be nominated. What does have me concerned is the degree of extremism inhabiting the Democratic Party that makes it necessary and even...
  • Clinton Restoration Could Be in Jeopardy

    04/24/2015 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich." The book isn't even out yet, and Clinton's team is already sheltering in place like Churchill's cabinet during the Blitz. That's in part because Schweizer, a conservative author and dogged investigative journalist, has teamed up with notorious right-wing rags The New York Times and The Washington Post to essentially re-report...
  • Tech Guys: Walker Self-Deports Right Out Of The 2016 Race

    04/24/2015 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | The Tech Guys: Charles Curran and Patrick Ennis
    Like most technology people, The Tech Guys are pro-immigration. We published several pro-growth pro-immigration op-eds during the 2012 cycle. Many Daily Caller readers don’t agree with Tech Guys on immigration policy. But the politics of not demonizing legal immigrants while running for POTUS are pretty obvious. Since Walker needs tips on the basics of a national campaign, we also recommend Walker not opine on the legitimacy of rape or compare homosexuality to bestiality. Scott Walker claimed the early lead in the “self-deportation” GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. Walker called for a reduction in legal immigration. This is bad for America, contrary...
  • Obama still won't refer to the Armenian genocide by name. He should end the charade

    04/24/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday, 23 April, 2015 | Ali Gharib
    “The Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence,” said a US senator named Barack Obama in 2008, before he sought to be elected to the highest office in the land. He was right then. He is so very wrong now. On 24 April 1915, near the end of the Ottoman empire, more than 200 Armenian intellectuals in Istanbul, most of whom were in government custody, were killed. More than a million of their kin were killed in the following...
  • Rand Paul Is Right to Demand Reporters Ask Democrats About Late-Term Abortions

    04/24/2015 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a ban on abortions in cases of rape or incest. Reporters have been asking Republican candidates that question ever since 2012, when the Missouri Republican Senate candidate said he supported such a ban and added that pregnancies were unlikely in cases of "legitimate rape." But Paul's reply wasn't what the reporter expected. "Why don't we ask the (Democratic National Committee) is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?...
  • The Supreme Court's Mind Made Up on Gay Marriage?

    04/24/2015 7:54:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    CBN ^ | April 24, 2015 | Paul Strand
    Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases that will likely determine whether same-sex marriage will become a legal nationwide. The justices have rolled four cases together that will allow them to decide two questions: must states recognize other states' gay marriages, and does the Constitution require states to allow same-sex marriage? Some believe the justices have already decided to create that right before hearing the case. But others say the matter is far from decided. On Wednesday, a panel discussion at the Family Research Council was swimming upstream against conventional thought on the issue. That is, it's a...
  • Ben Affleck Makes a Scandal for PBS

    04/24/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The North Korean email hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck ... and PBS. Harvard black-studies professor Henry Louis Gates produces a show for New York PBS superstation WNET called "Finding Your Roots." Gates tells celebrities about their ancestors. A few years back, NBC had a show just like this called "Who Do You Think You Are?" It's now on cable, on TLC. Why PBS believes it's right to use taxpayer money to copycat commercial television...
  • Three Reasons Scott Walker Is Still The Likely Nominee

    04/24/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2015 | Christian Whiton, “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War”
    In this election, the mainstream media — always subconsciously eager to remain the palace eunuchs in the Democrats’ Forbidden City — will back Hillary or whomever the Democrats nominate. Should a Republican win the White House, the shrill cries over the miniscule “sequestration” cuts to domestic spending in 2013 will be but a mild preview of what’s to come. The Obama legacy and these challenges are why many Republicans want to nominate an experienced governor to run — preferably one with a revolutionary flair and serious political skill.Jeb Bush announced his exploratory PAC in mid-December, and led most Republican polls...
  • Should the Presidency Hang on a Hypothetical Gay Wedding Invitation?

    04/24/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting millions of Americans. Income inequality has widened, and poverty has increased. In the past six years, scandal has shaken the VA, the IRS, ATF, the Justice Department and most recently the DEA, which is why it's not surprising that Americans name "government" the most important problem facing the country today, according to Gallup. Overseas, the Islamic...
  • When Hostages Die

    04/24/2015 5:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Every American should join President Obama in his expression of condolences to the families of two hostages killed in January during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan. Our prayers properly go to the loved ones of American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni LoPorto. But no one should sign on to the painful exercise of hand-wringing self-flagellation that the President felt compelled to attach in his Thursday morning revelation of the details. For about sixty seconds, his remarks looked like a rare example of an occasion free of political agendas. Even as he mused about the families’ pain “as...
  • Consciously Sidelining Ourselves

    04/24/2015 5:26:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family. A few of the Walton clan remain on the Wal-Mart board of directors, but now its board also includes Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. One would be hard pressed to imagine either as regular shoppers at Wal-Mart. For...
  • The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

    04/24/2015 3:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/24/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today, April 24, we remember how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities — Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks — even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide.And in both cases, the atrocities were and are being committed in the name of Islam.In November, 1914, during WWI, the Ottoman caliphate issued a fatwa, or Islamic decree, proclaiming it a “sacred duty” for all Muslims to “massacre” infidels — specifically naming the “Christian men” of the Triple Entente, “the enemies of...
  • The Brownshirts Are Back. And They’re in Our Universities.

    04/22/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Why must history perpetually repeat itself? It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad – as some recent developments illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel. ... In his seminal history The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, the universities became centers...
  • Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight

    04/23/2015 6:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option”An atmosphere of gloom and despair pervades some cultural-conservative circles, and, at first glance, it’s easy to understand why. There’s no question that hysterical public assaults on Christians or others who dissent from leftist sexual orthodoxy are increasing in volume and frequency. It seems as if every day there’s a new story of an attempt to silence, intimidate, or publicly shame social conservatives. It’s not enough to express disagreement with cultural conservatives — they must lose their jobs, lose their businesses, and close their schools, unless they bend the knee to the sexual revolution....
  • Clinton Foundation Donors Also Got Big State Department Awards

    04/23/2015 4:18:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 4.23.15 | Emily Zanotti
    This isn't as damning as the Clinton story from this morning. Or that other story from this morning. Or that one from last week. Or that one from the week before. Or any of those Clinton stories in that book that's coming out. But it does substantiate the argument that Hillary Clinton wasn't completely removed from the Clinton Foundation's accounts receivable department. It turn out that, if you, as a corporation, wanted to get a swanky award from the State Department while Hillary Clinton was in charge, just to commemorate your commitment to global humanitarianism, what you really had to...
  • Obamacare and Obama will be popular in 2020

    04/23/2015 1:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Jonathan Bernstein
    Good news for Obamacare supporters: It's quite a bit less unpopular than it was a few months ago. The uptick leads to the question: Will the Affordable Care Act ever actually be popular? Looking at the long run, Republicans may have done the law a favor by naming it Obamacare. Former presidents usually bask in a nostalgic glow after they leave office. While events could still make a difference, Obama is well-positioned to take advantage of that effect: To date, at least, he has no major wars to regret, and the nation hasn't plunged into a new recession. If long-term...
  • Scott Walker and The Very Strange Moment for GOP politics and policy [political earthquake]

    04/23/2015 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | Daniel W. Drezner, professor at Tuffs, Brookings Inst. fellow
    There was a small political earthquake Wednesday on the right side of the political spectrum, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who has had some nice things said about him by some very rich people, said something on immigration that likely displeased those same people. On Glenn Beck’s radio show, Walker said the following: >>>In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying: the next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages, because the more...
  • Scott Walker: Mobilizing Resentment [angry white voters]

    04/23/2015 6:59:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    USA 24 ^ | April 23, 2015 | Bob Burnett, Berkeley
    It's early in the Republican presidential primary process, but at this point former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a slight favorite. However, the latest CNN/ORC poll indicates that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is closing in on Bush. In a large GOP field that features archconservatives and outright crazies, Walker is the most disturbing because his stock-in-trade is mobilizing the resentment of working-class white voters. According to the CNN/ORC poll, the ranking of Republican presidential candidates is Jeb Bush (17 percent), Scott Walker (12 percent), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (11 percent), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (11 percent), former Arkansas Governor Mike...
  • Walker’s destructive war on education: Let’s judge Tea Party pols by the same dumb standards

    04/23/2015 5:12:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2015 | Aaron R. Hanlon, Georgetown University
    Imagine what would happen if we passed a law that required every elected representative in the U.S. to take a phone call from a minimum of 10 constituents a day (and I mean individual constituents, not lobbyists and interest groups). Under this law, representatives would also be evaluated by Likert scale surveys on how well they meet the needs of their constituent callers. Anytime survey scores slip below a certain numerical threshold of acceptability, the elected official is fired from office, regardless of the results of democratic election or the prescriptions of the state or federal constitutions. By such standards...
  • Why Scott Walker Is Right on Immigration

    04/23/2015 2:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Right Side News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Immigration has an important place in American life, but it can never become more important than American life. It is not an unlimited good and its implementation must flow from what is best for Americans, not from warping the freedoms that we believe in until they become an abstract ideology that destroys the people who practice them.Scott Walker is not betraying free market principles when he contends that immigration should be based around the needs of Americans, he is practicing and protecting them. Immigration has become the third rail of American politics. At a time when the labor force participation...
  • Scott Walker’s Anti-Immigration Epiphany ["anti" must be there to scare]

    04/23/2015 1:41:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    [must read set-up SNIP]".........For a candidate trying to show his conservative bona fides to a skeptical base, Perry’s immigration stance was a godsend. Romney could tack to the right of the Texas governor, and other candidates would follow suit in a similar effort to box out a potentially serious opponent. And, with the help of Perry’s feckless campaign, he did just that, all but pushing the governor out of the race (that would take a few more months and a few more failures). Walker isn’t blessed with the same caliber of opponent. Bush might be flabby from a long break...
  • As a millennial, how can I understand and work with a Gen X-er?

    04/22/2015 12:12:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 22, 2015 | Answer by Mira Zaslove on Quora
    As an Xer, I’ve worked with and managed many millennials. And as Michael O. Church writes, people are people. Yet, there are times when knowing a little about each generation has helped me understand a colleague. When generalizing about any group, it’s first necessary to recognize that not everybody in any particular group acts like everyone else. There is often just as much variation within each group, as there is between groups.
  • No, Senator Rubio, Homosexuals Aren't Born that Way

    04/20/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by xzins · 190 replies
    AFA ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    “I don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with.” ~ Sen. Marco Rubio, April 19, 2015 Marco Rubio has become the latest GOP presidential candidate to stumble badly over the issue of homosexuality. Sen. Rand Paul hurt himself by saying that gay “marriage” is okay, as long as it’s a matter of private contract, a view which will satisfy no one. Dr. Ben Carson hurt himself by asserting that people do change their sexual orientation...
  • High School Graduate Scott Walker Is the New Republican Frontrunner

    04/22/2015 1:12:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Vice Media ^ | Kevin Lincoln
    Since January, when Mitt Romney officially bowed out of the 2016 presidential race, the assumption hanging over the Republican primary has been that Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, son of a president, and brother of a president, is the runaway favorite to win the party's nomination. Of course, anointing frontrunners eight months before the Iowa Caucuses is a little like naming your child before you've met someone to have it with. But with the Koch Brothers bestowing their papal blessing this week on a candidate that does not share his name with a former White House resident, it might...
  • Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day by Firing 57 Environmental Agency Employees

    04/22/2015 11:32:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 22, 2015 | Tim McDonnell
    Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy themed cocktails. Later today, President Barack Obama will mark the occasion with a climate-focused speech in the Florida Everglades. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, had a different idea: Fire a big chunk of the state's environmental staff. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this week that they might face layoff as part of...
  • Scott Walker Makes Clear Immigration Argument — Protect American Workers

    04/22/2015 11:18:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 22, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    These are fighting words for the Left. The Left has been given a free pass by the mainstream press over the last decade with regard to their immigration agenda’s effect on the ordinary American worker. Huge legal immigration combined with gargantuan illegal immigration has put downward pressure on blue-collar wages and reduced the opportunities for Americans to find good jobs. This is an obvious consequence of millions of legal and illegal immigrants coming into America to compete with regular Americans looking for work. Yesterday, Scott Walker told the mainstream press and the Left that their emperor has no clothes. A...
  • Voces de la Frontera challenges Walker on immigration

    04/22/2015 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | April 22, 2015 | Wisconsin Gazette
    ..."The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages," Walker said. "Because the more I've talked to folks—I've talked to Sen. Sessions and others out there, but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today—is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward."Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, responded, “It...
  • Hillary Clinton Can’t Run for President [how she's unrunning]

    04/22/2015 8:37:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | April 22, 2015 | JACK SHAFER
    Thousands have run for president, but only one candidate has ever unrun for the office: Hillary Clinton. Ever since she finally announced her entry into the contest a couple of weeks ago, she has been unrunning with ferocity. First she road-tripped a minivan 1,000 miles from New York to Iowa to … listen. Listening tours (or sessions) are supposed to add a little fabric softener to a politician’s starchy image, buffing their scaly reptilian exteriors down to kid-leather smoothness. The technique worked for Clinton in New York, where booking upstate listening stops helped her win a Senate seat in 2000....
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: No, the Left is Not Going to Stop Trying to Criminalize Free Speech

    04/22/2015 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2015 | David French
    I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to my article about Wisconsin prosecutors’ efforts to criminalize conservative activism,complete with terrifying dawn and pre-dawn raids. Without the courage of the raids’ targets who were willing to speak with me–on and off the record–there would have been no story. Ironically enough,on the very weekend that my story hit National Review,the Huffington Post published yet another screed against so-called “dark money” relying on the very existence of the unlawful John Doe investigations to cast a cloud of suspicion on conservative activists. The language is instructive: The Wisconsin Supreme Court is slated to take up...
  • Why do we put up with liberals?

    04/22/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 70 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 22, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Left-wingers and progressives in America are becoming insufferable, are they not? It's quite apparent that they have no desire to "live and let live," but want to force their delusions off onto everyone else. You will live, think, and do as the Left tells you, whether you like it or not. Even in the pettiest of way, they can't help themselves. Take, for example, this story coming out of the University of Oregon. To summarize for the reader, a student named Elle Mallon, who was running for office in student government filed a number of grievances against a rival student...
  • Hillary's Vietnam

    04/22/2015 6:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Headless bodies lie in the sand. Above those corpses stand the black-clad minions of ISIS, outlined against the coastline of Libya. This is the second video in three months depicting Islamic terrorists cutting the heads off of Christian captives. Bodies float in the Mediterranean Sea, face down. Twelve Christian bodies, thrown from a rubber boat by 15 Muslims. Their launch point: Libya. Approximately 700 more bodies float face down in the Mediterranean, victims of a smuggling operation gone wrong when their rickety craft sunk as it made its way to Italy. Its source location: Libya. Four American bodies in Benghazi,...
  • Will jailing Katie Hopkins save the lives of migrants? I have my doubts

    04/22/2015 6:06:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 4/22/15 | Rod Liddle
    More than a thousand migrants have died attempting to get into Europe over the past week, including 900 who perished horribly, trapped in the hold of a Tunisian ship near the Libyan coast. Many thousands have died before and many thousands will die in the near future attempting the same venture unless we in Europe change our policies. Everybody is agreed that something has to be done.For the liberal left, the answer is to sack Katie Hopkins, a fellow columnist of mine at the Sun. Not just sack her but also prosecute her and prosecute the editor of the Sun....
  • Martin O'Malley's Modern-Day Know-Nothingness

    04/22/2015 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things. Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's "Morning Edition," recently interviewed O'Malley, asking him to respond to something GOP presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio had said. Inskeep: "[Rubio] argues that an active government actually keeps people frozen at their economic status because if you are well off,...