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  • trump-sanders debate would be hillary's worst nightmare

    05/26/2016 3:06:50 PM PDT · by SteveH · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | may 26, 2016 | jake novak
    Just when you thought the 2016 election was starting to get a little predictable, a big wrench has been thrown into the works. A Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders debate in the coming days before the June 7th California primary is getting closer to becoming a reality. If this happens, it will likely be a huge boost for Sanders, a mild aid to Trump, and -- to borrow the key buzz word of this election so far – a YUGE pain in the neck for Hillary Clinton.
  • My Advice for Trump: Don't Change

    05/26/2016 2:40:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, I guess it's all but official now. Trump has reached the magic number to clinch the nomination of the Republican Party. Of course, the magic number, 1,237, and Trump is now at 1,238. Now, according to the AP, which apparently does not see the irony in this, the AP report says that Trump got past the magic number with the support of, one, a female delegate -- and women supposedly hate Trump. And, number two, the delegate that actually put Trump over the top is an unbound delegate from Colorado, which wasn't supposed to happen because...
  • FANTASY BASEBALL, BELTWAY STYLE

    05/26/2016 2:20:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    Ann Coulter | 5-25-2016 | Ann Coulter
    In a campaign season with lots of surprises, how's this for a wild prediction? It would never happen, of course, but pull up a chair and indulge me. My premise is, President Obama hates Hillary Clinton and always has. Why? (1) Because everyone hates Hillary; (2) Obama has special reasons for hating her based on the things she has done and said; (3) His senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, also hates Hillary, so, if by some accident, Obama wakes up one day not hating Hillary, Jarrett is there to say, Oh yes you do! (4) Obama adores his vice president, Joe...
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • Isn't It Time World Leaders Got Rattled?

    05/26/2016 1:26:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Barack Hussein O said in Japan this morning that Trump rattles foreign leaders. You know why Trump rattles foreign leaders? Obama says it's because they're afraid Trump's policies might not be thought through. Now, can anyone come up with a single policy of Obama's, foreign policy specifically here, that seems to have been thought through? The Arab Spring, what we did in Egypt getting rid of Mubarak, putting in the Muslim Brotherhood, which didn't last, the Arab Spring that sprung from it. And then we go and we oust Khadafy from Libya. Hillary out there taking...
  • Trump hasn't closed the deal—WE still decide who the nominee will be

    05/26/2016 1:09:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 26, 2016 | Curly Haugland and Sean Parnell
    Delegates to the Republican National Convention will gather in less than two months and are expected by most to nominate businessman Donald Trump for president. But it's not quite so simple or certain – Trump will still have one last sales job ahead of him, persuading the delegates to choose him at the convention before he can claim the nomination. This is because each and every delegate has complete freedom to vote their conscience at the convention, including who the party's nominee should be. This may come as a surprise to many, particularly those who are reading about Trump's recent...
  • Mrs. Clinton's Promise to Dissolve America's Border in Her First 100 Days (Rush)

    05/26/2016 12:13:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-26-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Breitbart: "An examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete, and possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders. "A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the US Presidency. Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled US immigration law...
  • Barack’s Vietnam Tour

    05/26/2016 11:11:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    Barack Obama has an exquisite sense of timing with things communist. In March, he caught a ballgame in Havana with Raul Castro, where the national pastime since 1959 has been less baseball than bean-balling dissidents and destroying a beautiful country 90 miles south of Florida. As Barack and Raul bantered, Belgium burned while ISIS claimed victory in another terror attack -- the very ISIS enabled by Obama’s outrageously bad decision to prematurely pull U.S. troops from Iraq. In September 2009, Barack went to Poland where, stunningly, he cancelled plans for a joint U.S. missile-shield with a former Soviet Bloc country...
  • Editorial: Hillary Clinton's endless lies

    05/26/2016 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 26, 2016 | Herald Staff
    With the Clintons you can always count on one thing - it's never the crime; it's the cover-up. For more than a year former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has insisted her use of a private email server during her tenure at State was no big deal - nothing her predecessors didn't do. Mrs. Clinton has insisted she would "talk to anybody, any time" about the emails, adding, I've encouraged all of [my staff] to be very forthcoming." Her three top staffers, including Huma Abedin, all refused to talk to the inspector general. Clinton has insisted her information was secure....
  • Trump-Sanders debate would be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare

    05/26/2016 8:40:56 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/26/2016 | Jake Novak
    Needless to say, if Sanders wins this primary it will wound Mrs. Clinton greatly. And Sanders chances to do just that would rise if this debate comes off. The contest would no doubt be the most-watched event in Sanders' political life and Clinton wouldn't even be there to defend herself. For a campaign that's been suffering a number of failures lately, its refusal to debate Sanders and setting off this alternative contest vs. Trump is perhaps the biggest failure yet. She can't even benefit from a sympathy factor if Trump and Sanders get too nasty in attacking her in absentia,...
  • Who's the conservative heretic, Mr. Speaker?

    05/26/2016 8:10:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/25/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, “My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles.” Campaigning in 1844, Lincoln declared, “Give us a protective tariff, and we will have the greatest nation...
  • The Last Laureate

    05/26/2016 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Ah, Russia! There are a million words to describe it, yet none. The latest Nobel laureate in literature, Svetlana Alexievich, boils down the mystery that is Russia into this one big question: "Why doesn't people's suffering translate into freedom?" It is too big a question to answer in this small space, but not too big to address. Which is just what she does. In the end, she puts her finger on the key to the puzzle, and why we Westerners miss it: When we demonize Vladimir Putin, we "do not understand that there is a collective Putin, consisting of some...
  • Bill Cosby, From Victimizer to Victim

    05/26/2016 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a great deal of what his female accusers say he did -- i.e., drug and sexually assault them. There are dozens of accusers with similar stories, and the tales go back for decades. I confess, I didn't pay much attention to the story until one night, while channel surfing, I caught Cosby doing his comedy act and felt a cold brace of certainty that this man really hates women. Stars can have their pick of willing females; Cosby perversely preferred to trick, dope and violate unwitting victims. His goal...
  • Memorial Day

    05/26/2016 7:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, three days that give us a chance to eat BBQ. But more importantly, it gives us a chance to pause and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that more than 1.1 million of our men and women in the armed forces have made on our behalf. They died for our continued freedom and liberty. The practice of honoring our war victims started after the Civil War, when family members fought against one another, as did neighbors and friends. More than 700 million people died during the conflict. The nation was in mourning...
  • Hey, Bernie Sanders Supporters -- All Roads Lead to Venezuela

    05/26/2016 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Larry Elder
    When socialist Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela after the 1998 election, he promised a path he described as "revolutionary," the same word Bernie Sanders uses for his "movement" to fight "income inequality." Useful American idiots like actors Sean Penn and Danny Glover, who got rich making movies for capitalist Hollywood, sang Chavez's praises. Penn described him as "one of the most important forces we have had on this planet." Glover praised Chavez as "a social champion of democracy, material development, and spiritual well-being." Chavez promised to help finance films for Glover. The Venezuelan National Assembly even reportedly gave Glover...
  • Media Createth And Reality Taketh Away

    05/26/2016 5:03:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    A good idea can change the world; but a good idea that doesn’t work, no matter how well intentioned, can bring it crashing down. Such is the case right now with Theranos, a company that describes itself as “a consumer healthcare technology company.” But much more than a health technology company, Theranos was a media creation. Theranos was founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, then a 23-year-old college graduate. Holmes, a brilliant young woman with a dream, was working on technology that could test blood for diseases using only a few drops. If perfected, this could save billions of dollars...
  • NPR Lets Funders Call the Tune

    05/26/2016 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Co-Authored by Tim GrahamSocialist media critics always insist that the commercial media cannot be trusted because they are funded by the likes of Kellogg's and Campbell's and McDonald's -- a capitalist advertising structure. Noncommercial media are inherently much more trustworthy. They are funded by liberal politicians, liberal foundations and interest groups. This bizarre stance came into stark relief on Friday when the Associated Press reported that the Ploughshares Fund, "a group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal," gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report...on the deal. In...
  • The lessons of Pearl Harbor 75 years later

    05/26/2016 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans. President Obama is visiting Hiroshima this week, the site of the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb that helped end World War II in the Pacific Theater. But strangely, he has so far announced no plans to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the attack. The president, who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, should -- given that many Americans have forgotten why the Japanese attacked the United States and why they falsely...
  • Much Ado About Restrooms

    05/26/2016 4:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Debates over the U.S. government's foreign and economic policies have recently taken a backseat to the debate over what bathroom transgender individuals should use. The two sides of the debate both believe that government has the legitimate authority to tell private businesses who they should allow to use their facilities. Few on either side of this debate defend the right of private property owners to decide for themselves who may and may not use their bathrooms. Some say government must be involved in this issue in order to ensure that private businesses do not violate individual rights. Those who make...
  • The ‘National Security’ Excuse Lets Terror Sponsors Go Unpunished

    05/26/2016 4:20:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – Ever wonder why it is that Congress passes so many strongly pro-Israel bills, yet they never seem to be implemented? For example, a bill was passed to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel to Jerusalem — but the embassy was never moved. Legislation was passed to restrict US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — but it was never restricted. Now a bill has been passed to permit families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia — but in fact, it will actually block such lawsuits. What all three of these laws have in common...
  • The Obama Administration’s Secret Slush Funds

    05/26/2016 4:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tim Scott
    The American people have shown us over the past decade that they will no longer put up with Washington’s back room deals and slush fund spending. There are no more Bridges to Nowhere, and bailouts using taxpayer dollars, such as those initially required by Obamacare, are met with ferocious opposition. While Washington still spends and taxes too much, the American people have made their opinion on these matters unmistakable. But while the public has raised its collective voice against this irresponsible spending, the Obama Administration has found a new loophole for advancing its liberal agenda – legal settlements. These proceedings...
  • Speak For Yourself, President Fail – I’m Not Sorry About Hiroshima

    05/26/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I expect Barack Obama to embarrass us yet again by apologizing (expressly or impliedly) for America’s dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our ridiculous pseudo-prez has got to get his feels on, I guess. He’s got to show he and his ilk are nothing like those unwashed, knuckle-dragging barbarians who made it possible for his ilk to spout nonsense in English instead of German or Japanese. Just know that he doesn’t speak for me. I’m not sorry for defeating our enemies. I’m not sorry for anything. The two most common categories of responses to the moral illiterates...
  • The Biggest Racial Lie-How the Left defames America

    05/26/2016 3:52:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 26, 2016 | David Horowitz
    The Biggest Racial Lie How the Left defames America. May 26, 2016 David Horowitz    Editor's Note: The article below corresponds to the key theme of David Horowitz's new book, “Progressive Racism," which is volume 6 of The Black Book of the American Left, a multi-volume collection of David Horowitz's conservative writings that will, when completed, be the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to define the Left and its agenda. (Order HERE.) We encourage our readers to visit BlackBookOfTheAmericanLeft.com – which features Horowitz’s introductions to Volumes 1-6 of this 10-volume series, along with their tables of contents, reviews and interviews with the author.Reprinted...
  • No Retreat from Hillary’s Village

    05/26/2016 3:50:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 26, 2016 | Mary Grabar
    No Retreat from Hillary’s Village Clinton's dream of sending federal agents into American homes. May 26, 2016 Mary Grabar    A campaign ad that Hillary Clinton used against Barack Obama in 2008 featured images of sleeping children, with a voice asking who would answer the phone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m., “someone who already knows the world leaders . . . the military,” someone “tested and ready to lead”—or (by implication) a first-term U.S. Senator/community organizer? Hillary Clinton is running for president again, and of course is ignoring her failure as secretary of state to answer...
  • On HB2, our Attorney General seems more interested in making the law than enforcing it

    05/25/2016 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Was there some change in the definition of the role of the Department of Justice which I missed recently? The last time I checked, that agency was part of the executive branch and was entirely separate from the nation’s legislative activities except in terms of enforcement. If that’s still the case, somebody might want to mention it to our Attorney General at the next staff meeting. She showed up in North Carolina this week, ostensibly for the purpose of checking in on police protocols (perfectly reasonable) but decided to wax poetic on the state’s lawmakers. (Fox 8) U.S. Attorney General...
  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • A Monstrous Moral Leviathan

    05/25/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doug Mainwaring
    While I don’t hear the sound of artillery in the distance advancing toward our home in the Maryland suburbs, I have heard for a long time and increasingly so, what I perceive to be ominous sounds of executive, legislative, and juridical barrages emanating from nearby Washington, DC, encroaching upon our personal and religious freedoms, threatening not only our American way of life, but the human dignity of all. Having grown up within a mile of the Beltway during the Cold War, the greatest fear dominating my childhood and adolescence was that I might one day look up and see a...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted in Gray Case on Narrow Grounds

    05/25/2016 11:42:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    On Monday Judge Barry G. Williams acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward M. Nero of all charges stemming from the arrest, transport and death of Freddie Gray. While this is good news for those who regard the prosecution of police officers in the Gray matter little more than mob justice, Williams’s verdict as declared from the bench was on narrow legal grounds. In acquitting the officer, Williams (who has consistently tried to help out the prosecution) also did Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby a huge favor by not throwing out her unprecedented and dangerous theory of the case. That theory, which...
  • Liberals "well intentioned but misguided?" Or viscious, violent thugs destroying free speech?

    05/25/2016 8:51:10 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 36 replies
    I can remember for years a lot of the talk radio people saying that liberals were "well intentioned, but misguided." That may have been true once, but if it was the case years ago, it is not anymore. Just look at the anti trumpers and their rioting or the black lives matter filth storming the stage at a Yiannopoulis event and you can see what liberals really are today--viscious, fascist, thugs trying to shut down free speech with violence and intimidation. Is there any way that these people can be thought of as "well intentioned?" The answer is clearly NO.
  • Is America Becoming More -- or Less -- Free?

    05/25/2016 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Speaking this week in Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam -- at what the White House billed as a "business and entrepreneurship event" -- President Barack Obama complained about the lack of cooperation he gets from the U.S. Congress. The president was responding to a question posed by a Microsoft Vietnam executive who wanted to know what Obama would do to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- which Microsoft endorses -- approved in the United States. Toward the middle of his long answer, Obama gave the audience in Ho Chi Minh City his assessment of...
  • You Are What You Say You Are

    05/25/2016 6:38:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year, I declared myself a springbok trapped in a human body. A springbok is a highly agile individual who is among the "least concern" species and resides in the southeastern part of the African continent. With such a declaration, some people will suggest that I am suffering from a condition known as species dysphoria, in which one thinks he is a wild animal trapped in a human body. Species dysphoria is similar to gender dysphoria, a condition in which a person believes he is a woman trapped in a male body or a man trapped in a female body....
  • Bull Market in False Prophets

    05/25/2016 6:31:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 4 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 25 May 16 | Wilfred J. Hahn
    Usually, long experience and practice is something of great merit. Presumably, with age comes much knowledge and useful perspective. That is not necessarily so in today’s world of political economics and financial markets. Today, long experience is more likely to be a hindrance … a so-called mill stone around the ankle. One is not so free to accept farcical policies and quick-fix solutions. It appears that the economic “body of knowledge” accumulated in the standard text books over the last 50 to 150 years or so no longer has any application. No need apparently. New enlightenment is all that is...
  • Enough with Hollywood's Pendulous Boobery

    05/25/2016 6:05:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    From runways to red carpets to Instagram and Snapchat, celebrity overexposure is inescapable. We're drowning in underboob. Bombarded with sideboob. Nip slips. Crotch slips. Bare-bottom flashes. All of the above, all at once. The problem, my fellow Americans, is not that we live in an age of wardrobe malfunctions. It's that we live in an age of dignity malfunctions. It's one thing for the notorious Kim Kardashian, sex-tape celebrity-turned-sex-tape celebrity, to trounce into the Rome Opera House flashing her cartoon cleavage and industrial-strength Spanx for the cameras as she did last weekend. The trouble is that the Kardashian deviancy is...
  • America is getting everything but justice from Obama's Justice Department

    05/25/2016 5:56:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jay Sekulow
    The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is “unethical” and “intentionally deceptive.” Harsh words, right? You’d expect that kind of criticism came from a political opponent or maybe even from a conservative commentator. But no – that’s not the case. In fact, that stinging assessment came from a district court in Texas – the same court that blocked President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order on immigration to award legal status and federal and state benefits to nearly five million aliens. That case is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and a decision could come at any time. Just last week,...
  • Country Is On Its Deathbed, Obama Has Placed It There: “A Treasonous Weakening of our Defenses

    05/25/2016 5:51:58 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jerimiah Johnson
    We have all seen the buildup of U.S. and NATO troops facing Russia’s western border and the steady push by those two groups in conjunction with the MIC and the IMF to enter the world into a new Cold War against Russia. Some of the equipment is pretty impressive, such as the U.S.S. Admiral Zumwalt that has just been rolled off of the assembly line. But there is an interesting point I wish to make that you may have seen. Did you notice that in terms of effectiveness, the U.S. military has had its hands tied behind its back in...
  • The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis-It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door

    05/25/2016 4:38:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door. May 25, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be a permanent Muslim refugee crisis.  The vast majority of civil wars over the last ten years have taken place in Muslim countries. Muslim countries are also some of...
  • EPA Just Declared War On Millions of Car Owners

    05/25/2016 3:54:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 142 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/25/2016 | Staff
    Energy: The EPA’s proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline is a trifecta of regulatory abuse. It will do nothing for the environment, it will do nothing for energy security, and it could wreck millions of car engines
  • Column: Lessons gleaned from a web of lies in Iowa

    05/24/2016 10:31:44 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 May 2016 | Eric Zorn
    Let's take a look at the recent statement issued by Naperville residents Melvin Owens Jr. and his wife, Rosalind, on behalf of their 19-year-old son, Marcus. "Marcus Owens and the entire Owens family would like to issue their deepest apologies to Marcus' friends, the Iowa City community, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa City Police Department for the misunderstandings and anxiety ...
  • Delegitimizing Israel in Our Classrooms-New York Times does its lucrative part at taxpayer expense

    05/24/2016 6:25:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-23-16 | Ziva Dahl
    The New York Times Upfront magazine, distributed by paid subscription to approximately 1 million American 8th to 12th graders, recently included an article, “How the Middle East Got that Way.” Author Joseph Berger, former Times reporter, blames the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 for the current mess in the Middle East. In his view, “a century ago, two diplomats carved out lines on the Middle East map, creating new nations and sowing the seeds for much of the strife in the region today.” Referring to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Berger tells students, “Most Arabs opposed the Zionist movement, which called for a...
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • A Letter to a Bernie-or-Bust Voter, I get it. I was just like you once

    05/24/2016 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Darby Saxbe
    In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Now, 16 years later, I look back on my young, Nader-voting self and see plenty of parallels with the college students who are feeling the Bern. Hillary Clinton is a wonkish, often uninspiring candidate, just as Al Gore was. And Bernie, as Nader did, promises to dial back the influence of big-money corporate donors and bring about real change. He even has Bill Murray, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Eddie Vedder on his side. But if Bernie splinters the left and erodes...
  • Remaking Rutland with Refugees

    05/24/2016 10:37:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sonia Bailey
    The character of the city of Rutland, Vermont is facing major change. Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, it is an unsuspecting city targeted for refugee resettlement. After being kept in the dark since their mayor’s unilateral decision to accept 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in October, Rutland citizens should investigate the threatening impact that refugee resettlement has on their own public security, economic stability and community health before it’s too late. Photo courtesy Green Mountain PowerThe city of Rutland was chosen as the site to place refugees by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), one...
  • The Armageddon Code: A Must-Read for All Those Looking for a Fuller Understanding of Christianity

    05/24/2016 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Like most people, the list of books I have read over the years is in the hundreds. The ones still to be read also in the hundreds. That said, of all the books I’ve read or planned to read, a book about “The End Times” had never made either list. Until now. While never a “Bible thumper,” I have always been a person of deep faith, and as outlined in the past, my personal relationship with Jesus Christ started when I was five years old, when a little plastic Baby Jesus became my sole comforter during a fairly violent eviction...
  • Education Nightmare Continues

    05/24/2016 8:20:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away. But yet those problems persist. To wit, in the past year, for the first time in U.S. history, the majority of U.S. public school students fall into the category of the economically impoverished. This, despite the fact that spending per pupil in most American school districts is at an all-time high. There’s a gross disconnect here that no one’s talking about, and no one...
  • Prager: A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    05/24/2016 7:37:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 5-24-2016 | Dennis Prager
    Nine reasons why a conservative should prefer a Trump presidency to a Democrat presidency. When you differ from people you admire, you have to question yourself. After all, what is the purpose of admiring people if they aren't capable of influencing you? So, I have had to challenge my position -- stated since the outset of the Republican presidential debates -- that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, I will vote for him over Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat for that matter. I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Trump. His virtually assured nomination has...
  • Washington’s Calculated Deception: Why America’s Middle Class Is In Long Term Decline Today

    05/24/2016 7:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Ferrara
    America today has the proven resources to be the world’s number 1 producer of oil, number 1 producer of natural gas, and number 1 producer of coal. What is the policy of the Clinton/Obama Democrats flying under the flag of so-called “progressivism” today? Leave it in the ground!Their reason: if we continue to use the fossil fuel energy that powered the industrial revolution, life on the planet is going to fry, and we are all going to die. This is calculated deception, to justify vastly expanded government power and control, and a socialist takeover of American energy, which offers today...
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. That’s the number of “pro-diplomacy” articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its “proactive” media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They “were published during critical moments of the Iran campaign,” the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters?

    05/24/2016 5:21:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters? We all know why leftists aren’t rushing to live in inner city black neighborhoods. May 23, 2016 Crystal Wright    Apparently, Trayvon Martin is the only black life that really matters to many blacks and liberals. Blacks are getting gunned down by other blacks every day in cities across the country and there’s no outrage from liberals.  These kids are nameless and faceless to liberals’ Black Lives Matter Movement. But when George Zimmerman decided to auction off the gun he used to shoot Martin in self-defense, people lost their minds. I...
  • Going Back to Move Forward

    05/24/2016 5:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Ah, the "good old days," the ones that President Obama took a sarcastic swipe at during his recent commencement speech at Rutgers University when he said that America's "good old days weren't that great." Certainly he misread his teleprompter. Sure, we've experienced enormous advances in things like technology and medicine, but the "good old days" aren't so bad, especially compared to what's happening today. During the speech Obama said, "...by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago, or 30 years ago, or even eight years ago." Apparently, Hillary Clinton missed...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...