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  • Bernie Sanders volunteer allegedly goes full Bernie-bro in anti-Semitic phone call to Jewish voter

    05/28/2016 4:11:51 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    TWITTER TWITCHY ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    The Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov reports that one of her friends was on the receiving end of a nasty anti-Semitic attack from a Bernie Sanders volunteer after the friend calmly told the caller that she would never support the Vermont socialist for president. “Oh, you’re ISRAEL people,” the Bernie bro allegedly said. “I HATE all of you so much. I hate ALL of you. GOODBYE.”
  • Different Trump Delivers Prompter Speech in Pennsylvania

    06/28/2016 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Donald Trump, what's he doing? He's in Monessen, Pennsylvania, western Pennsylvania standing in front of, it looks like, an aluminum Christmas tree. It obviously is not that, so what is that? It looks like a bunch of different colored cans have been squished together like Oddjob squished the car in Goldfinger and it's obviously recycled. But he's speaking on the prompter. Have you been listening to it in there? You haven't been listening to it? That's right. You're screening calls. You probably think I'm running a test. No. He's on the prompter. I listened to a...
  • Democrats Mention Donald Trump 23 Times in Their Benghazi Report

    06/28/2016 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just want to spend a couple more minutes here on this Benghazi report today, because once we finish, the narrative elsewhere is going to be entirely different. Outside of this program -- and I'm sure other conservative media -- the narrative on this today is gonna be that they found no new evidence of any wrongdoing by Mrs. Clinton, so there's nothing to see here. And they're gonna move on. Now, they won't be able to say that the Republicans targeted Mrs. Clinton. They won't be able to allege the Republicans did this for purely partisan...
  • Truth vs. Narrative: Benghazi Exemplifies What Has Happened to Our Country

    06/28/2016 4:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I thought I had adjusted to it, but I haven't. It just makes me sick. It depresses me. It makes me sick all over again. This Benghazi thing, it's so emblematic of what has happened to us as a country. It is so enlightening as to what has happened to institutions that we need to be able to trust. It exposes this administration as, gosh, I don't know, incompetent, uncaring, self-focused. It's just, I don't know, folks. Greetings. Great to have you here. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. Telephone number if you want to be...
  • House Sit-in: Dems Jump the Shark

    06/28/2016 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    In a way, I feel sorry for our Democratic friends. As Rush Limbaugh has been saying for 20 years, they are playing out of a 30-year-old playbook, just running the same old plays because that’s what Ted Kennedy did. But conducting a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives on gun control while protected by the guns of the Capitol Hill police goes beyond doing one more for the Gipper. It shows that the modern Democratic Party and its liberal movement have completely forgotten the point of representative government. It removes the need for sit-ins and street politics....
  • United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence

    06/28/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Dorf on Law ^ | 6/27/2016 | Anil Kalhan
    It may be tempting to regard the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision last week in United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration initiatives, as something of a “non-decision” or “punt.” The Court’s one-line opinion—which, by convention, affirms the lower court’s judgment but has no further precedential effect—does not address any of the substantive issues presented in the case. Nor does the opinion itself disclose how any of the justices voted on any of the questions before them, although there seems little mystery as to which justices were likely on each side of the decision. And...
  • Review: Brion McClanahan’s

    06/28/2016 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    A friend and colleague of mine just sent me a NY Times article by Robert Reich in which the latter contends that the Republicans are acting “unconstitutionally” by refusing hearings to any of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. I replied—admittedly, a bit too abruptly—that the Democrats feign concern about abiding by the Constitution only when it suits their purposes. I stand by this position. But I know that the same can be said for Republicans. Brion McClanahan’s latest book underscores in spades this bipartisan disregard of the Constitution. His 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to...
  • Millennials and National Security in the 21st Century

    06/28/2016 1:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ Note: This column was co-authored by NCPA Research Associate Christian Yiu)It is summer time and that means most students are out and about, some having fun, others are working jobs. At the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in Dallas, it means summer research associates who conduct extensive research with our senior experts for publication. For those working this summer in the field of national security policy, there is a startling difference from today’s pivotal issues and those from 30-40 years ago. The 21st century battlefield that Millennials are encountering is far more complex than the global security situation...
  • An Open Letter to Trump Supporters about Some Misleading Polls

    06/28/2016 1:04:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Dear Trump supporters,A recent ABC/Washington Post poll of “registered voters” purports to show that Donald Trump lags 12 points behind Hillary Clinton in a national head-to-head contest. In case you’re inclined to accept this at face value—don’t. First, this poll does indeed purport to gauge preferences nationally. Ultimately, what’s going to matter is how the candidates fare in the battleground states. For example, a Pew Poll from just last week showed Trump beating Clinton by two points in North Carolina (a state that Barack Obama won in 2008).Secondly, it is June. The election isn’t until November. Thirdly, this poll focuses...
  • Useless Hand-Wringing over Abortion Ruling

    06/28/2016 12:48:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Marc Newman
    The leadership of our nation is committed to the continuance of abortion: a violent act that kills a defenseless human being. This is nothing new; it's been going on since Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. It's been going on under Democrat administrations and under Republican administrations. For many legislators (and justices under review), "pro-life" is nothing more than a check box that they tick in order to win the votes of a particular constituency. Once in office, they do little or nothing to protect the lives of the unborn -- because, as long as the unborn remain out...
  • Zika, Abortion, and Population Control: The Hype and the Real Danger

    06/28/2016 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Megan Toombs
    The Zika virus has caused massive concern bordering on panic across a significant portion of the globe. Women are worried sick that their children could be born with birth defects, worries that are being heightened by some health agencies’ advice to avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. But if experts are advising women not to get pregnant, what are already pregnant women to do? A recent study reports a 36–108 percent increase in abortions in Latin American countries with a Zika health advisory despite abortion’s being condemned morally by the Catholic Church, and illegal or restricted in many countries. The...
  • Philly’s “Soda Tax”: Not Popular, Not Fiscally Sound, Not Legal

    06/28/2016 12:16:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jerry Rogers
    In Philadelphia, a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on beverages goes into effect January 1, 2017. The regressive, highly unpopular tax will add 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 for a six-pack or $1.02 for a two-liter bottle. The new “soda tax” will be added on top of the already excessive 8% sales tax that applies to beverages in Pennsylvania.Yes, the tax is unpopular – 58% of residents oppose the measure. Yes, the tax will disproportionately harm poor residents – economic studies show that low-income Americans spend a larger portion of their income on consumer goods like soda. No, the...
  • Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept (Walter Williams)

    06/28/2016 10:13:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 29, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side." The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled. Leftist diversity advocates and multiculturalists are right to argue that people of all races, religions and cultures should be equal in the eyes of the law. But their argument borders on idiocy...
  • Brexit: Globalism Is At The Gate

    06/28/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Globalists must be shivering in their boots after the United Kingdom's Brexit vote. It's hard for elitists to comprehend that the commoners they seek to control aren't obsessed with money and power the same way they are. Ordinary people care more about freedom, their kids' future and their country than they care about the mighty Euro or dollar. Not even President Obama's effervescence was able to sway Britons when he visited the U.K. in an effort to prevent his beloved globalism from crumbling the same way communism fell years back. Global elitists in the United States, also known as Progressives,...
  • As in Britain, So Over Here

    06/28/2016 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, picking up on the precedent set by British voters, desires that the Southwestern empire where I make my home hold its own vote on seceding from the top-heavy politburo that seems to run America. Good luck on persuading the U.S. Army to march away from Fort Hood on command of whatever unlikely coalition the Nationalist Movement might assemble. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the same country to which the nationalists would wave bye-bye reminded many on Monday of the pass to which we have come over the past 70 or...
  • Brexit Stuns the Globalists

    06/28/2016 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that supranational body of unelected bureaucrats. Small-c conservatives in Cameron's own Conservative Party rebelled against the liberals and globalists who dominate both major parties over there. Sound familiar? Everyone agrees that Donald Trump is the big winner of the vote. As the New York Times conceded, the "leave" voters are "eerily similar to Donald Trump's followers, motivated by many of the same frustrations and angers." Trump, who just happened to land in Britain as the results were...
  • The Worst Ideas

    06/28/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    The competition for a place on the dishonor roll of bad ideas, past and present, is fierce. But here goes: 1. Eugenics, the theory and awful practice of improving humanity the way experts in animal husbandry might produce a new breed of cattle or kind of chicken. Yet eugenics was championed by such distinguished figures in American history as Margaret Sanger, who set out to make the world safe for the white race, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ("Three generations of imbeciles are enough!") His was a simple enough rule: Three failures to produce healthy offspring and you're out. But...
  • Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    06/28/2016 8:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: “The logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and if they don't it must be because they don't have faith or are deceived) is extremely damaging to the souls of gay people. That was the point of Isaac's letter. No amount of nice words will erase the damage. Only honest reconsideration of your theology will bring healing. Please don't discount/deny the faith of your gay brothers and sisters. They...
  • Fascists Against Freedom, Unite

    06/28/2016 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They're losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for grievances and battles from which they can emerge as both morally superior and victims. They hate freedom. Traditionalist Worker Party leader Matthew Heimbach even wrote a piece, "I Hate Freedom," in which he explained, "Freedom is a word and a concept that everyone loves and enjoys because of the license that it gives us as a society; that is why freedom failed and that is why freedom must die." Like I said, white supremacists are losers....
  • After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory

    06/28/2016 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, with their unique history, language and culture, want to write their own laws and rule themselves. The English wish to remain who they are, and they do not want their country to become, in Theodore Roosevelt's phrase, "a polyglot boarding house" for the world. From patriots of all nations, congratulations are in order. It will all begin to unravel now,...
  • Britain to EU: Good Riddance

    06/28/2016 6:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form a union? How could a continent with different languages, cultures and money become a united states of Europe modeled after the USA? Unity is not union. As the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed: "European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy." The euro, which I also mocked at the time it was introduced...
  • Corporate Clinton

    06/28/2016 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Many leaders of big business support Hillary Clinton. Last week she announced a list of 56 corporate backers. No wonder Bernie Sanders is still running against her. Hillary Clinton always has attracted well-connected business supporters. Even before she ran for office. Remember the lucrative cattle trades when she was Arkansas first lady? That came from a local businessman who knew how important it was to have friends in the governor’s mansion. Bill Clinton had plenty of business support when he ran for president. As New York senator she was quite friendly with Wall Street—a relationship that continued afterwards, with her...
  • Can We Harness the Worldwide Populist Movement?

    06/28/2016 6:15:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    It is hard to deny that there is a worldwide impulse against elitism, globalism, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracies and illegal immigration that is powerfully present in the United States and transcends the Donald Trump candidacy. The vote to leave the European Union won decisively in Britain, which doubtlessly shocked the elites and political forecasters. Populist forces have also gained ground against former leftist strongholds in other parts of Europe. Many attribute this trend to an uprising of working-class voters, who have been damaged by the global economy and ignored by elites. That certainly proved true in the Brexit vote, in which...
  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    06/28/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Bank of England President Mark Carney and the financial leaders of the City of London....
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • ObamaCare Is Killing The Blues

    06/28/2016 3:05:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Health Reform: The health care law President Obama signed six years ago was supposed to fix the individual insurance market with enlightened rules and regulations. Instead, ObamaCare is destroying this market. Just look at what's happening to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • The Supreme Court Has Become a Rubber Stamp for the Democrat Agenda

    06/27/2016 11:11:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6-27-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Supreme Court's gone. Even at eight members in a case like this, you can count on Justice Kennedy to join 'em, the four libs. So you essentially have a 5-3 leftist court now. But it's not a court. It is a partisan echo chamber of the Democrat Party or leftist agenda. We have a Democrat nominee, Hillary, who's wiped away -- just erased -- all objections to corruption as a disqualifying factor for Democrats. Democrats are making it clear they don't care how corrupt their leaders are. In fact, the more corrupt their leaders are --...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/27/2016 9:31:51 AM PDT · by Tandem · 11 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | June 22, 2016 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • Let Convention Choose Principles over “Presumptive” Candidate

    06/27/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    As both parties rapidly approach their respective nominating conventions, it’s clear that both parties are not unified. The Republican Party still has a choice in Cleveland. Will the party choose established Republican principles or their “presumptive” candidate who has the necessary delegates but wants to do this campaign his way? In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continued call for Trump to support conservative principles in the party plank, Donald Trump suggests that the GOP leaders “have to get a lot tougher and be quiet. Just please be quiet, don’t talk…. We have to have our Republicans either stick together...
  • Antivaccine activists gleefully attack and dox a 12-year-old boy who made a pro-vaccine video

    06/26/2016 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 209 replies
    Respectful Insolence ^ | June 8, 2016 | Orac (David Gorski)
    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the antivaccine movement, it’s that its members dislike being criticized. Oh, hell, let’s be honest. The really, really hate criticism and react very, very badly to it. Whereas you or I or other skeptics might react to criticism by trying to address it using facts, science, and reason, the first reaction of many antivaccine loons is to attack, attack, attack.
  • How Much To Access Government Data On Immigration? Only $173,775

    06/26/2016 8:05:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    538.com ^ | JUN 24, 2016 AT 5:17 PM | By Jody Avirgan
    A little more than a year ago, Quartz’s David Yanofsky did what many data reporters do every day: He submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for a set of statistics from a government agency. Yanofsky wanted immigration statistics about who enters the country from the International Trade Administration, the only government agency that compiles comprehensive records of this kind. The ITA got back to him and said that he was welcome to the data set — all he had to do was cut a check for $173,775. After weeks of paperwork and haggling with the agency, Yanofsky is now...
  • June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea (Korean War)

    06/25/2016 7:00:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Community Digital News ^ | Jun 25, 2016 | Dennis Jamison
    June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea by Dennis Jamison - Jun 25, 2016 Not so much a conflict as a global War, Korea had the United Nation allies fighting the Soviet Union, North Korea (D.P.R.K.), and People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) all for control of South Korea. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2016 — To many Americans under the age of 50, the Korean War (previously known as the “Korean Conflict” in politically sanitized language) may not be viewed as a major military confrontation like the involvement of the United States in Vietnam. Nevertheless, this conflict was...
  • Boston,Lincolngrad: I saw the seething resentment. Now it is time to finish the revolution.....

    06/25/2016 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    They shouldn't have tried to scare us. It is a sign of how little the Remainers understand or know about Britain, and above all about England, that they thought would work. I do sometimes wonder if these odd denaturated shiny types, who actively prefer foreign rule to their own, ever visit their own country. Confined to multicultural London neighbourhoods for most of the year, they then hurry abroad....... The Remainers' snobbery was their own undoing. They believed they were superior to their fellow countrymen and women, when they just luckier and richer. Judging from their response to the referendum result,...
  • Loretta Lynch: She's a Lover, Not a Fighter

    06/25/2016 5:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    It is hard to believe that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is actually making her predecessor, Eric Holder, the race bating liberal, look good. It is quite an accomplishment to be worse than Holder, but Lynch has achieved that goal in record time, especially with her lame brained response to the terrorist attack in Orlando. In the early morning hours of the Pulse nightclub attack, Jihadist Omar Mateen made it quite evident in his 911 calls and his maniacal ravings to police negotiators that he killed 49 innocent people as an act of faithfulness to the Islamic State terrorist organization. In...
  • Taking a (Le)Page from the Democrats

    06/25/2016 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jerry Rogers
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is challenging the federal government over how to administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Under the guise of reforming SNAP, Maine’s Republican governor wants to monitor what poor people eat and drink. The governor wants to create a state-based “food-police” to control what Maine’s poorest citizens put in their grocery bags. In pushing for the food ban, the governor is picking a page right out of the Democratic playbook. LePage impugns the motives of the opposition by invoking the Left’s favorite bogeyman – American businesses. The governor said that he...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Donald the Good

    06/25/2016 4:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Brion McClanahan
    Donald Trump is campaigning like it’s 1884. That’s a good thing. His speech on Wednesday sliced open new wounds in the Clinton campaign. He has spent weeks calling Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary,” but for the first time since the mid-1990s, someone went after the Clintons for their cronyism and corruption. This is only the beginning, and if Trump were smart—he has proven to be adept at finding the oppositions weak points and relentlessly pulverizing them—he would adopt the 1884 playbook from the Democratic Party and call himself “Donald the Good”, with a pledge to clean up corruption in Washington, D.C....
  • Paul Krugman’s Democratic Party

    06/25/2016 3:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman may understand the Democratic Party better than most Democrats do. The New York Times editorial writer describes Democrats as a “coalition of social groups, from teachers’ unions to Planned Parenthood, seeking specific benefits from government action.” More often than not, what these groups want from government is at someone else’s expense.That isn’t just a characteristic of the party. That’s what the Democratic Party is.There are also groups that support Republicans: gun owners, small business owners, evangelicals, etc. But Republican groups tend to not want anything from government. More often than not they just want to be left alone....
  • Trump has it right: This is our last chance at change

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    If Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it’ll be because he speaks directly to the voters — without the poll-driven, focus-grouped blandifying filter Hillary never leaves home without. The contrast was there again Wednesday. •He delivered a thumping speech full of applause lines that spoke directly to what regular Americans see as the nation’s problems. Lines like: “We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.” And: “We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed. This...
  • Stop calling us ‘Islamophobes’!

    06/24/2016 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | James Arlandson
    Foreign Policy magazine has unloaded both barrels at those of us who ask questions and raise concerns about Islam. First, Lawrence Pintak in his article "The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims are coming!" runs down a list of various Americans, from Cotton Mather to Donald Trump, who have used harsh language against Muslims. While I can't vouch for every word Americans have spoken for four hundred years, the gist of his piece is, America the Intolerant or "America the Suckiful," a standard theme of the left. However, Andrew G. Bostom, all the way in 2006 (we were on the same...
  • Trump on the Ropes? Nope.

    06/24/2016 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The last week or so we’ve heard a lot about Donald Trump’s flagging campaign. Seems the unconventional candidate isn’t meeting conventional standards for what and where his campaign should be. As of this writing – June 23, 2016 A.D. – it’s a lot of hooey. The hope among the MSM, Democrats, and the #NeverTrump rump is that Trump’s mojo ends with the primary and caucus season. A broader playing field full of independents and ethnics and women and “other” works against Trump. His message resonates only with surly unemployed gun-toting flyover country white males – who need to thumb rides...
  • We’re Off Our Rocker and We Can’t Get Up!

    06/24/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Not since the 1960s’ anti-war protests has a “sit-in” been so publicly used as a tactic by protesters. And back then it was usually reserved for the administration offices on college campuses that spoiled students would take over from time to time to whine about the R.O.T.C. program, or some other policy enacted by college administrators that they wanted changed. But if one thought that the political discourse in this country couldn’t get any worse, all one has to do is look at the recent ‘sit in’ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives conducted by the...
  • Hip-Hop Civics, as Taught by Trump and 'Hamilton'

    06/24/2016 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    NEW YORK CITY -- Race matters, but it's not all that matters. That's the lesson of "Hamilton," the Broadway musical that everyone is pulling strings to see. (My 17-year-old grandson and I lucked out.) "Hamilton" teaches a little history using rap and music as the sugar to make the history go down. The musical doesn't ignore slavery, the perpetual thorn in the weeds of the American narrative. It's on stage at the beginning when Thomas Jefferson recalls that Alexander Hamilton saw slaves "slaughtered and carted away across the waves," but it puts the evil of slavery into the bigger picture....
  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    06/24/2016 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is a front for a racket for her family's enrichment. The specific charges in Trump's indictment of Clinton: She is mendacious, corrupt, incompetent and a hypocrite. "Hillary Clinton ... is a world-class liar," said Trump. She faked a story about being under fire at a Bosnia airport, the kind of claim for which TV anchors get fired. She has lied repeatedly...
  • A Message For Christians About Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I am also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump. I have a message for Christians who don’t like Donald Trump: “YOU’RE MISSING THE BOAT.” Christians have Trump all wrong. God sends messages in many forms. You’re just not listening. God is talking, but you’re eyes and ears are closed. Here’s a famous joke about God and how he talks to us. “A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof of home with massive flooding up to 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says “No, I’m waiting for God. I’ve prayed and I know he’s coming.”  2ndrowboat....
  • Free Condoms -- What Could Go Wrong?

    06/24/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Remember when the left passionately insisted that public schools distribute free condoms to students on the bizarre theory that they were going to have sex anyway and we might as well make it safe? Well, the results are in, and the left isn't looking too great. When this nation was first experiencing the AIDS scare, liberals were adamant that we had to saturate the culture with condoms for teens to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. They ignored warnings that this massive giveaway program would publicly sanction and, thus, encourage teen promiscuity. They rejected reports that condoms are hardly...
  • Loose Lips Could Sink Gay Ships

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    After weeks of indecision, ABC announced on May 12 that it would renew the Catholic-bashing sitcom "The Real O'Neals," which is loosely based on the childhood of zealously gay sex columnist Dan Savage. But then, Noah Galvin, the 22-year-old gay actor who plays the gay son, Kenny, gave an interview to New York Magazine's Vulture blog that was so rude that The Hollywood Reporter said ABC is considering its options, like reducing the number of episodes ordered for season 2. An executive producer who spent four years getting the series on the air was "begging the network not to take...
  • Trump Pivoting Away From Tabloid-Style Campaigning

    06/24/2016 9:24:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump is the latest proof that the campaign always reflects the candidate and that the candidate is a product of his experience over the years. So, as Trump, after clinching the Republican nomination, reshuffles and rejiggers a campaign that has fallen behind Hillary Clinton, it's instructive to look at his political ground zero. That would be New York and its tabloid politics. I first encountered this in summer 1961, on a family vacation to New York City. As a teenager I was allowed to travel on the subway (15 cent fare, a dollar gets you six tokens and a...
  • America Should Embrace the Brexit Spirit

    06/24/2016 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Faced with fear-mongering status quo addicts warning them of the dangers of real change, British voters chose to take a stand for sovereignty, borders and national identity. Now we’ll see if America will do the same in November. Displaying a courage and clarity that seemed decidedly American in flavor, The UK has cast off the suffocating blanket of the European Union. This should serve to inspire other countries on the continent who are noticing that their national identities are being smothered by globalist instincts to homogenize their societies for some ill-conceived greater good. Forged by post-World War II economic partnerships...