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  • Op-Ed: National Emergency for America (Iran deal)

    08/29/2015 10:20:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 11:22 AM | Stanley Zir
    “The Constitution is the guideline I will never abandon.” — George WashingtonThe United states of America was born out of a resolve to protect the freedoms of the individual from the tyranny of the state. Its Constitution was written to safeguard those freedoms at all costs—ad infinitum. America’s Founding Fathers were excellent physicians who could fully detect the disease of tyranny in all its forms. They left the American people the Constitution as a preventive vaccine to eliminate this cancer. Therefore, upholding the Constitution and its firm stance against tyranny or any government or enterprise, foreign or domestic that seeks...
  • Traitor to His Class ... Trump's embrace of a tangible American nationalism

    08/29/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 | Julius Krein
    Traitor to His Class: Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trump’s embrace of a tangible American nationalism Donald Trump is not a serious candidate. Donald Trump is not a serious man. The truth of these statements is supposed to be self-evident. But one begins to wonder, are they true? Trump’s popularity, while beyond doubt, is treated not as a legitimate expression of popular will but as a mass psychosis to be diagnosed. It would seem to be the duty of every American pundit today to explain the inexplicable and problematic rise of Donald Trump. The critical question, however,...
  • Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump

    08/29/2015 4:21:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    nyt ^ | AUG. 29, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    Washington — PITY Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton. But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump. It was at the height of Trump’s birther madness and Bush was disgusted by it. So I can only imagine 41’s dismay and disbelief — and acid flashbacks to spoiler Ross Perot — now that Trump has popped up to block the path of the son who Poppy...
  • Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class

    08/29/2015 4:04:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    nyt ^ | AUG. 29, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    THE Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways. But two shorthands seem particularly useful. First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency. Second, Trump’s appeal is oddly like that of Franklin Roosevelt, in the sense that he’s a rich, well-connected figure — a rich New Yorker, at that — who’s campaigning as a traitor to his class. -snip- In certain ways this narrowing can be good for the republic. Elites can have wisdom that populists lack, certain...
  • Hey Conservatives, Who Gave Hillary the Secret Memos?

    08/29/2015 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Author’s note: Please be aware this is satirical. I am embarrassed and angry. Someone obviously leaked the secret memos to Hillary Clinton and some serious patch-up work needs to be done. For years, conservatives have been privately instructed on how to put into practice the fact that we all hate women. Those on the inside have been privy to these secret to-do lists and have been responsible for disseminating this information to those outside the circle of trust. These documents were supposed to have been treated with the utmost of care. They obviously weren’t. The two-pronged plan has always been...
  • Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's Hair

    08/29/2015 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 29, 2045 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at MSNBC may have too much time on their hands. On Thursday, the network played a graphic of a Donald Trump speech with the "breaking news" about his hair. MSNBC blasted, "Breaking News: Trump Has Woman Pull Hair to Prove It's Real." Anchor Thomas Roberts then excitedly showed video of Trump calling on a woman at a news conference. She walked on stage to inspect his hair: Not a Joke: MSNBC Has 'Breaking News' on Donald Trump's HairDONALD TRUMP: It's my hair! I swear! [Calls woman up on stage.] Come on! Come. Is it mine?" WOMAN: It is....
  • Show Some Spine, Federal Reserve (NYT Op-ed)

    08/29/2015 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | By WILLIAM D. COHAN
    THE financial markets and the Federal Reserve Board have been playing out a tragicomedy in three acts. Here’s how it works: Initially, a flurry of news stories appear about how, a few months hence, the Fed intends to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in years. Second, the predictable market swoon, as Wall Street traders ponder the fact that the morphine drip of free money that they have been enjoying since the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis might be pulled out of their arms. Finally, the Fed backs away from its much-overdue policy change, causing traders to...
  • Earth to Paul Krugman and The New York Times: Debt Is Not Good

    08/29/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Source: Source information located at the bottom of column. First the good news. The federal governmentÂ’s tax receipts are coming in at a rate somewhat higher than what was expected a few months ago. That means a shut-down-the-government debt limit stalemate will be pushed back until November or December. It also means that the federal debt will actually decline a bit this year. Now for the bad news. We are experiencing the calm before the storm. The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that although our fiscal situation is improving, by 2018 we will snap back to swelling deficits and unsustainable...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • If Trump's Campaign Collapses, It'll Be For One Of These 6 Reasons

    08/29/2015 4:50:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I don’t know whom I will end up supporting next year, but I do like Donald Trump. I like his books. I like his personality. I appreciate all of the things he's done right in this campaign. If you applied the old "Who would you like to have a beer with?” test that has probably determined far more elections than most Americans want to admit, Trump would beat everyone in the field combined twice over. In a time when the Republican Party has become timid, weak and utterly corrupt, Trump is bold, strong and he has enough money that he...
  • Deconstructing "Birthright Citizenry"

    08/28/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by betty boop · 66 replies
    self/vanity | August 28, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Thanks in very large part to The Donald, the illegal immigration issue has come raging to the fore in the consciousness of a great many American citizens (and others) in recent times. People are not only thinking about the issue, but they have started talking about it, oftentimes with great passion. And this is so regardless of which side of the dispute the contenders align with. It seems there are two basic, contending schools of thought, both premised in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction...
  • Joe Biden's Son Says Russian Agents Signed Him Up on Ashley Madison

    08/28/2015 4:11:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you all heard about Joe Biden's son and Ashley Madison? You know what the Ashley Madison website is? It's where if you want to have an affair, you sign up. You know what they found out about that site? There are only 12,000 women on it. The rest, in millions, are men, and most of the women have never even... The female members have never even used it. It's almost exclusively a male site. Anyway, Joe Biden's kid is on the site, is a registered member, Hunter Biden, Robert Hunter Biden. Now, Robert Hunter Biden... (chuckles) I shouldn't...
  • Everyone Knows She's a Liar, But She'll Be the Democrat Nominee Because There's Nobody Else

    08/28/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if you permit me a brief personal aside, here: Everybody is sending me e-mails about Hillary Clinton. Do any of you really, really think she's not going to be the nominee? Come on, let's get serious! There isn't anybody else that's gonna be the Democrat nominee. All of this doesn't mean anything. ... For crying out loud, you see what happened with Ed Rendell, Fast Eddie? A couple of days ago -- we've even got the sound bite here -- Fast Eddie comes out and says, "You know what? I'm really, really alarmed about the e-mail...
  • An Antidote to the LGBT ‘Little Apple of Death’

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the “gay” takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • 5 reasons Trump holds all the cards to the presidency

    08/28/2015 12:45:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    Hill ^ | August 28, 2015, 10:30 am | Tom Anderson
    I host a regional radio talk show. Every single show for the last six weeks, Monday through Friday, I've received calls, emails and Facebook comments during my broadcast from audience members starving for a new-and-improved nation. It's apparent from my vantage point behind the microphone that if you're even remotely glossy-eyed by presidential coverage in the media, you'd better buy some eye drops. The panorama of candidate content, communications and messaging is barely on the horizon, and soon to be in full view as the Iowa caucus and primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada come into focus....
  • In a world of fakes and freaks, don't forget what courage really looks like

    08/28/2015 10:58:57 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 3 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/28/2015 | Alec Rooney
    At one point in Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II book Unbroken, the top turret gunner of a B-24 bomber over the Pacific stays doggedly at his post and keeps on firing, trying to ward off an attacking Japanese fighter plane. Eventually he succeeds. Staying focused on saving the lives of one’s comrades under such terrifying conditions is admirable enough. Stanley Pillsbury did it after one of his feet had been practically blown off by a cannon shell from the enemy aircraft. When they got his boot off after the engagement, his foot was shredded. His big toe stayed inside the...
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obama’s economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”</p>
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • Environmental Waste

    08/28/2015 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | August 21, 2015 | By John Seiler
    California’s initiative process has sometimes been a boon to taxpayers—think Proposition 13, which checked the uncontrolled growth of property taxes. On other occasions, however, it has yielded some mighty boondoggles. Chief among these are the “boutique initiatives” advanced by celebrities and Silicon Valley billionaires to make themselves feel good or to advance pet political causes—think Proposition 10, Hollywood director Rob Reiner’s early-childhood-development measure that created a host of busybody commissions funded by cigarette taxes. Boutique initiatives usually come with boutique prices. Among the costliest is Proposition 39, a 2012 measure that hiked corporate taxes on out-of-state businesses to “create energy...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • When Child Sex Abuse Gets Ignored

    08/28/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The double standard our media impose on child sexual abuse is garishly obvious. On Aug. 14, The Washington Post set the stage for the coming American visit of Pope Francis with another splashy front-page story on a man still berating the Catholic Church after being abused by a priest from 1969 to 1976. But on Aug. 21, after a court sentenced former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 48, for sexually abusing a 15-year old boy merely a year ago, the Post ignored it completely. Apparently, there was no room. That boy's family had no media advocate there. It's horrible that...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Province warming to HOT lanes: Hume

    08/28/2015 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christopher Hume
    HOV is good; HOT is even better. As we saw during the Pan-Am Games, High Occupancy Vehicle lanes were great for cars with three or more people and other designated vehicles. The trouble was that they went largely unused. High Occupancy Toll lanes solve that problem by opening up the designated space to cars that don’t have the numbers but whose drivers are willing to pay for the convenience. Premier Kathleen Wynne has hinted that she’s willing to implement HOT lanes, but has not been specific about where and when. If the U.S. experience is anything to go by, however,...
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • South African Regime Embraces Chinese Communism, New World Order

    08/28/2015 7:43:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/27/2015 | Alex Newman
    After more than two decades of peddling disinformation and lies about its real agenda, the regime ruling South Africa, an alliance of the Communist Party (SACP) and the African National Congress (ANC), is finally dropping the mask. In a stunning policy document produced by the ANC's National General Council, the late Communist Party leader Nelson Mandela's successors praised Communist China's brutal dictatorship as a “guiding lodestar of our own struggle” toward government centralization and what the document celebrated as a “post-Western” “new world order.” The shocking document, which has been totally ignored in the Western press, also praises the regime...
  • Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump

    08/28/2015 7:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here? What happens when we die? And why do kids go ape for "Frozen"? To these we may add another, which will go down as one of the great enigmas of modern American history: Why Trump? His rise -- and, more inexplicably, his durability -- has baffled even the most open-minded of us. But when man can't explain something, he settles for the next best thing: deciding who's to blame for it. To me, it's obvious. Trump...
  • Get Out of My Class and Leave America (Prof. Mike Adams)

    08/28/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-28-2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following column is comprised of excerpts taken from my first lectures on the first day of classes this semester at UNC-Wilmington. I reproduced these remarks with the hope that they would be useful to other professors teaching at public universities all across America. Feel free to use this material if you already have tenure.Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I...
  • The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom: Watch the Cities of Denver And Chicago

    08/28/2015 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country’s best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers of justice and theology, decided that a shopkeeper who refuses to participate in a gay wedding ceremony must be smeared and fined out of business. A Colorado appeals court says this is kosher, finding that the brittle sensitivities of a cakeless couple outweigh the constitutional rights of Christian business owners. Now, in an effort to save everyone some time, the cultural imperialists at the Denver...
  • To Solidify His Legacy, Obama Moves World Closer to War

    08/28/2015 5:26:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    Why the Islamic Republic is readying for war not despite the Iran nuclear accord -- but because of it. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announced today that she would be voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval against the president’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action becoming the 14th Democratic congressional lawmaker to buck Obama. Two Senators, Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez, also announced their intention to vote in favor of a resolution of disapproval. In explaining her decision, Maloney quite accurately noted that even if Iran doesn’t cheat -- an unlikely prospect given the Islamic Republic’s record of deceit and...
  • Obama, the Jews and the Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 5:25:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    The sad old pattern of embracing the indictments of haters. The Iran deal, by President Obama’s own admission, opens the path to Iran’s acquiring a nuclear arsenal, even as Iranian leaders continue to assert their determination to annihilate Israel. While the President has claimed at times that the agreement will prevent Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons, he has on other occasions acknowledged that, in fact, after fifteen years Iran will have a clear, short path to doing so. Israelis across the political spectrum oppose the deal, fearful of the existential threat it represents, and most American Jews share their...
  • Denver Corruptocrats' Chick-fil-A Smokescreen

    08/28/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It's a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen. Spiteful Democrats claim they are upholding progressive "Denver values" by delaying approval of an airport concession contract with the Christian-owned restaurant chain. But the politically correct storm over same-sex marriage (which Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy personally opposes) is convenient cover for the local government's serial mismanagement, bloated spending and shady contracting practices. Denver International Airport concessionaires raked in more than $322...
  • Yes, Those Shocking ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are For Real

    08/28/2015 4:16:05 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    When insurers requested huge rate hikes for their 2016 ObamaCare plans, we were told not to worry because state regulators would force them down. But that's not happening. Death spiral, anyone?
  • Another ObamaCare Co-Op Bites The Dust, As Taxpayer Costs Mount

    08/28/2015 4:08:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/27/2015 | John Merline
    On Wednesday, the Nevada Health Co-Op announced that it will go out of business at the end of the year. This is the third out of the 23 ObamaCare-created nonprofit health plans to fail, but it isn't likely to be the last.
  • A Fading Campaign - Scott Walker’s no-good month

    08/28/2015 1:15:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 issue | John McCormack
    "...Is Walker’s dive a temporary blip or a sign of deeper problems with the candidate? The case for calm is fairly strong. There are five months and five more debates left until anyone must settle on a candidate. Trumpmania has overtaken the entire GOP field, not just Walker...[who] continues to lay the groundwork for long-term victory:..Yuval Levin,a leading conservative reformer,called “the most substantively and politically serious conservative health care reform we have yet seen from a presidential candidate.” There’s still hope for Walker that when the dust settles he’ll be the candidate left standing who can unite a fractious party.......The...
  • What Six Years of ‘Reset’ with Russia Have Wrought

    08/27/2015 10:15:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    What Six Years of ‘Reset’ with Russia Have Wrought by CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER August 27, 2015 On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither did anything. The European Union (reports the Wall Street Journal) said it was too early to discuss any possible action. The timing of this brazen violation of NATO territory — two days after President Obama visited Estonia to symbolize America’s commitment to its...
  • What Trump knows that you don't

    08/27/2015 8:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    When pundits call Donald Trump a "know-nothing," they are not just using a historical if pejorative term to describe his immigration stance. They really mean that he appears to know nothing about public policy or governance. On the charitable assumption that his blustery, content-free stump speech isn't an act, you'll get no argument here. But Trump does seem to know a lot more about politics than many of his detractors, including those critics who are well versed in the finer details of entitlement reform or international trade policy. Trump's success in the polls has been particularly frustrating for wonky conservatives....
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Margaret Sanger’s National Portrait Gallery Bust Should Go — But Not (Merely) because She Was Racist

    08/27/2015 5:50:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/15 | Ian Tuttle
    Via the Washington Examiner: About two dozen anti-abortion leaders and pastors, most of them black, gathered in front of the National Portrait Gallery Thursday morning to protest its display of a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Chanting “you must remove the bust,” E.W. Jackson and other black activists argued that various writings and statements by Sanger prove she was a racist white supremacist who doesn’t deserve to be honored alongside civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. “If Margaret Sanger had her way, Rosa Parks and MLK would never have been born,” said...
  • David Limbaugh: It Depends on What the Meaning of 'Crazies' Is

    08/27/2015 3:48:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Yeah, I get President Obama's point. He wants to disarm law-abiding Americans but entrust the Iranian Islamist theocracy to police itself on nuclear arms and subsidize its funding of global terrorism. But we're the "crazies." Recently, Obama dissed opponents of his Iran nuclear deal for "making common cause" with Iranian hard-liners who chant "death to America," and now he's calling us crazy. But he's the one playing footsie with those America haters. Projection is a beautiful thing. It gets old pointing out that Obama uses Saul Alinsky tactics to demonize conservatives and avoid defending his positions, but it's true. Instead...
  • Strong Immigration Policy Would Save America Billions

    08/27/2015 3:34:50 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 8/25/2015 | Staff
    Since Donald Trump unveiled his multi-step proposal on illegal immigration, establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush have hammered the package as too expensive and out of sync with conservative ideals. Various price tags have been attached to Trump’s proposals, some of them as high as $300 billion. That’s a tough pill to swallow for anyone who wants to see the federal government shrink, but the numbers tell a different story altogether. “A modest increase in enforcement (such as E-verify or visa tracking) would cause significant attrition in the illegal population, sending millions of illegals home on their own at no cost...
  • New Polls: More Bad News for Hillary, More Good News for Trump

    08/27/2015 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's all kinds of new polls out, ladies and gentlemen. A new Quinnipiac poll. You know what the word most commonly associated with Hillary Clinton is? "Liar." I'm not kidding. The second most closely associated word Hillary Clinton is "dishonest." And the third most commonly associated word with Mrs. Clinton is "untrustworthy." And she is the Democrats' leading nominee. And Joe Biden is getting out that he doesn't know if he's got enough emotional fuel in the tank. He just doesn't know if he's got it. On the Republican side, there's big news with Trump. Trump has told Republican...
  • Decades of Cruel Liberalism Created Vester Flanagan's Victim Mentality

    08/27/2015 2:16:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have learned a lot more since we completed the program yesterday about the details behind the scenes that led to the shooting near Roanoke, Virginia, yesterday. I've learned a lot more about the shooter and his relationship with people he worked with and people he worked for throughout his career. Bryce Williams is his stage name. And it turns out... Let me go at this from the standpoint of my experience in the business of broadcasting. I want to take you back to the early 1970s. I left home at age 20 in 1971 for my first job...
  • Is the GOP Establishment Learning Anything? Because They Should Be

    08/27/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: "Trump Telling GOP Brass He Will Forgo A Third-Party Run." This according to sources. Donald Trump has also weighed in on what happened in Virginia yesterday. He says mental health is the problem, not the gun. We have news on the Democrat side. Joe Biden is unsure if he has the emotional fuel for a presidential run. And, by the way, he made this comment in what he thought was a private meeting off the record. He was talking to other Democrats, elected Democrats, fundraisers and others. Well, we're told that he thought it was off the record. I...
  • Ted Cruz Is Stalking Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    The Texas Republican believes that when (not if) Trump falters, he'll absorb the current front-runner's followers.TUSCALOOSA, Alabama—Four days after Donald Trump drew tens of thousands of supporters to a modest, multipurpose football arena in this state, Ted Cruz stood 200 miles away inside a glass-enclosed suite overlooking the north end zone inside legendary Denny-Bryant Stadium. Here, in the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cruz offered blistering critiques identical to those delivered by Trump—a nation in decline, an immigration crisis, a government corrupted by career politicians in both parties. Yet Cruz, speaking to several hundred suit-and-tie Republicans at a plated...
  • New Republic Libs Romanticize Stalin

    08/27/2015 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I saw something that I have to comment on. You know, this is outside the realm of the presidential race, but it is still right smack-dab in the middle of what we all care about, and that is the future of this country. You know and I know how frustrating it is to try to persuade liberals to abandon liberalism, or to put it another way, you know how hard it is to get liberals to switch to conservatism. One of the things that... I'll give you a couple examples of frustrating things to me. For example, we...
  • Walker’s hostile waters: destruction of WI univ damages more than the liberal academic elite

    08/27/2015 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Paula Young Lee
    Universities are an ecosystem, and when faculty are poached and grant money dries up, everyone suffers If you’re from Wisconsin, the Friday night fish fry is a big deal, and the fish you want on your plate is a yellow perch you caught yourself. But for years, the population of yellow perch has been in serious decline. Now on the verge of collapse, the future of this iconic fish is looking grim. Kind of like what is happening right now with the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, under siege from a legislative agenda that has been steadily decimating its...
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • The Contentless “Conservative” Opposition to Patent Reform

    08/27/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    What do you call someone who supports Federal bureaucrats granting rights out of thin air, judges legislating from the bench about how those rights work, and spreads terror about technological progress (along with derogatory comparisons to Uber)? Sadly, some people seem to think you should call them “conservatives.” At least, that’s the only thing I can get out of looking at the so-called conservative opposition to patent reform, which just this week added yet more confusion to the debate when a group calling itself the Conservative Action Project put out a letter slamming the two major patent reform bills making...
  • Do You Think They Really Understand the Mess We Are In?

    08/27/2015 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Matt Towery
    It's not just the stock market that is having trouble these days. In reality, everywhere you look there are just plain wacky things going on that somehow much of the media and political "intelligentsia" have failed to report or acknowledge. Back in April, this column, based on analysis of several readily available financial surveys, suggested that a major correction in our markets was likely, not in a matter of years, but in just months. Bam. It happened. The most troubling aspects are not the issues or problems that require a crystal ball and a lot of luck. More concerning is...
  • Trump Says What He Means and Means What He Says

    08/27/2015 10:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a 29-person focus group of Trump supporters this past Monday. At one point, while talking to journalists who were watching the group through a one-way mirror, Luntz said, "I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don't realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn't listening to their grassroots." The next evening, Luntz elaborated on the focus group results. "Let me be clear about this," he told Sean Hannity on Fox News. "What Trump has...