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  • Wisconsin’s Shame: Rogue DA Breaks His Silence; Threatens Critics with Prosecution

    04/26/2015 4:36:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/26/15 | David French
    If a prosecutor wants to assure the public he’s not out of control, perhaps he shouldn’t suggest that critics could be prosecuted. On Saturday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker commented on Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm’s use of armed, pre-dawned raids against conservative targets of his extraordinarily expansive “John Doe” investigations: “I said even if you’re a liberal Democrat, you should look at (the raids) and be frightened to think that if the government can do that against people of one political persuasion, they can do it against anybody, and more often than not we need protection against the government itself,”...
  • Maine’s Paul LePage: Conservative Kicking Butt

    04/26/2015 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    In a previous column, Towhall.com highlighted the upset and ascendancy of Republican Larry Hogan to Governor of Maryland.Today, conservatives frustrated with Washington bickering, pandering, and inaction should look to another governor, in an otherwise overlooked part of the country: Maine’s Paul LePage.Born into deep poverty in Lewiston Maine, LePage was the first of eighteen children in a traditional Catholic family. His father beat him repeatedly, and the impoverished mother could only look on. Once LePage’s father abused him so thoroughly, Paul ended up in the hospital, where the father attempted to bribe him into lying about his brutal beating. The...
  • It's Not Hateful To Say That Bruce Jenner Is Not A Woman

    04/26/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Michael Brown
    This past Friday night, I tweeted out, “My heart goes out to Bruce Jenner, & when he says, ‘I am a woman,’ I hear him saying, ‘I am deeply confused & hurting.’ Let's pray for him!” The responses to this tweet were as ugly and profane as anything I have ever seen. Why the extreme and even irrational hostility? Some of the tweets included these gems: "f--- you you disgusting saliva gerbil" (to be honest, I’ve never been called that before) "you cranky scheming mustachio'd clown" (this was also a new one) “F--- YOU. I don’t have the patience for...
  • One-Third Drop Obamacare in California

    04/26/2015 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/26/15 | Michael Reagan
    **SNIP** Ninety–four percent is an impressive number, particularly considering Obamacare is mandatory, and most readers would assume everyone kept their insurance. Which makes 94 percent a real success story. Except they didn’t keep their insurance, and it’s not a success story. The truth is (there’s that word again), over one–third of Covered California policyholders dropped their insurance altogether. Attkisson contends this is one of the worst retention rates in the nation. And for those poor souls who are still at the mercy of Covered California, the situation doesn’t get any better, 84 percent of the policyholders will be paying increased...
  • Hillary's Double Standard on "Unaccountable Money"

    04/26/2015 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are to money what the Gulf of Mexico is to the Mississippi River: the inevitable destination of a large and never-ending flow, which is sometimes polluted. The latest example comes in the form of donations of $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation by the chairman of a Canadian uranium company that needed, and got, U.S. government approval to be taken over by a Russian firm that enjoys the favor of Vladimir Putin. Maybe you can guess who was secretary of state at the time the State Department reviewed the deal. Oh, and those contributions were not...
  • Will Christians be Fitted with Yellow Crosses?

    04/26/2015 7:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Amid the cross-country race to election 2016, the secular left’s utter disdain for both our Creator Christ and His faithful followers is fast approaching critical mass. Self-styled “progressives” – that is, America’s cultural Marxist agents of ruin – typically disguise their designs on despotism in the flowery and euphemistic language of “reproductive health,” “anti-discrimination” and “multiculturalism.” We see this Orwellian newspeak at play right now in Washington, D.C., where congressional Republicans endeavor to prevent, if only timorously, two unconstitutional pieces of legislation from taking effect. The first, the District of Columbia’s so-called “Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act,” would force pro-life groups,...
  • The War for/on Democracy

    04/26/2015 7:51:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    The United States of America is a republic, of course. Not a democracy. Yet, it is through democracy — that is, via democratic means — that we maintain the Republic and thus, maintain the bulwark protecting our freedom as individuals. Or not. “We the People” elect our representatives at the local, state and federal level, to serve our interests, and in 49 states (Delaware’s the weirdo) a majority of citizens must vote to approve any change to the foundational contract of that government: the state constitution. That’s wonderful, certainly, except that hardly anyone (that is, hardly anyone not on the...
  • On Earth Day—Kiss a Hunter

    04/26/2015 7:28:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    The shriek sounded like a cockroach was spotted in the bathtub or a spider in the sink. But the second shriek convinced me it was something worse. I’d just been in the bathroom myself, and dutifully dumped my wet hunting clothes in the hamper. Then put my wet wallet contents under the hair dryer set on medium. The usual pre-front thunderstorm had caught me on my deerstand and soaked me good. But I was pretty sure I hadn’t carried in any creepy-crawlies attached to my hunting clothes. So what on earth…?“Three hundred and seventy- five dollars!” The words—even the syllables—comprising...
  • I Just Became A Granddad: This Crap Just Got Real! (Congrats)

    04/26/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday my wife and I welcomed our first grandbaby into the world. My oldest daughter Hannah (who leveled ACORN) and her husband Joe (who’s currently leveling other nefarious nuts) had a handsome little boy they’ve named, Hamish. Badass name, eh? Obviously, we were elated for Hannah and Joe and the thought that we get to have a new little life scooting around occasionally at our casa felt pretty cool to us as well. But truth be told, it also freaked me out a wee bit. So … what was perturbing to moi? Well, it was largely the realization that...
  • Money In Politics

    04/26/2015 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    You are going to hear a lot about money in politics in the coming year and a half. Not just the amounts of donations to various campaigns and Super PACs, but about the very concept of money in politics. It’s evil, they’ll say. It’s corrupting. But it’s not, not even a little. Hillary Clinton, laughably, made her call to limit “dark money” known long before the Clinton Foundation admitted it had to refile at least five years’ worth of taxes because of a failure to disclose millions in “donations.”But money is necessary for candidates to get out their message. Even...
  • Crony Capitalists Strike Again

    04/26/2015 3:52:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/26/15 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are not many things mainstream Republicans have in common with Elizabeth Warren leftists other than their mutual disdain for crony capitalism. The main difference here is that the Left mistakenly believes that these people who feed at the trough of government are actually Republicans. The Left beds down politically with these affluent bloodsuckers while they live in disdain of the Koch Brothers who take no government support. These crony capitalists have struck again and this time they will live to regret it.The issue that duped these supposed capitalists was what has been branded as “net neutrality.” This is another...
  • Where the Left and Islam Intersect

    04/26/2015 3:22:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/15 | J. Robert Smith
    Curious how the godless left and Islam share a critical aim. They both wish to subjugate infidels, though how infidel is defined differs. But who the infidels are isn’t. We are, of course, the infidels. We of western virtues and values. We who hold to Judeo-Christian beliefs. We’re obstacles to glorious futures for both. Both want us consigned to dhimmitude. Yes, dhimmitude. That’s second class status, with tribute being paid for the privilege. Marked differences and tensions exist between the left and Islam, to be sure. But is the left using Islam for its ends, and Islam -- for the...
  • How the Sierra Club’s Lexus Liberals’ Agenda Hurts Poor Americans

    04/26/2015 3:20:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/25/15 | Stephen Moore
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor. That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle class and poor. The people who lose their jobs when...
  • A New Degree in Architecture, Computers or Health Is Worth More Than Decades of Job Experience

    04/26/2015 2:59:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/19/2015 | Josh Zumbrun
    Freshly minted college graduates who majored in fields like architecture, business, computers, statistics, engineering and health can expect to start jobs where they earn more than high school graduates with decades of experience.That’s the finding of a new report from Georgetown University‘s Center on Education and the Workforce, which dives into the varying career outcomes for graduates in different college majors. The report underscores both the size of the premium for higher education in the U.S. labor market and the even larger premium that accrues to graduates with select areas of expertise.“Back in the day, especially in the 1970s, the...
  • John Galt Hates Ben Bernanke

    04/25/2015 10:24:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Ah: I see that there was a Twitter exchange among Brad DeLong, James Pethokoukis, and others over why Republicans don’t acknowledge that Ben Bernanke helped the economy, and claim credit. Pethokoukis — who presumably gets to talk to quite a few Republicans from his perch at AEI — offers a fairly amazing explanation: B/c many view BB as enabling Obama’s spending and artificially propping up debt-heavy economy in need of Mellon-esque liquidation Yep: that dastardly Bernanke was preventing us from having a financial crisis, curse him. Actually, there’s a lot of evidence that this was an important part of the...
  • The Disgraceful Republican Cave-in on Loretta Lynch

    04/25/2015 7:13:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 25, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Voting to confirm an attorney general who won’t uphold the Constitution isn’t a way to inspire confidence among conservatives.Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation. They are roughly on par with the revelations about how Mrs. Clinton obstructed Congress’s Benghazi investigations by purging her unlawful private e-mail system, which was worse than her obstruction of the State Department’s Benghazi investigation. Yet it may not have been as bad as...
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • Rick Perry's Marriage Misstep

    04/25/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It is now the “gotcha” question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex ‘wedding’ ceremony?”Rick Santorum said no, since it would be a violation of his faith.Marco Rubio said yes, even though he disagrees with it as a Catholic, just as he disagrees with divorce and remarriage, but he would attend rather than hurt someone he loves. Scott Walker said he had previously attended a same-sex “wedding” reception but stated that marriage was the union of a man and a woman.Ted Cruz wouldn’t answer, but apparently not because of ambiguity on his position, since he...
  • America Needs Room for Agreement

    04/25/2015 5:34:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and co-host of the Fox News Channels "The Five," makes a plea for civility in her book "And the Good News Is ..." Shes worried that "Weve gone from being the confident leader of the free world to bickering about every living thing under the sun." Perino is not against arguing, mind you. "(B)eing civil means that we can argue vehemently and then either find some compromise, call it a tie or move onto something else," she writes. She has some solutions for the partisan rancor that is...
  • Is God a Homophobe? (What a shocking question)

    04/25/2015 5:26:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    A God versus political correctness hoo-ha erupted when the Western Conservative Summit, which has been called the CPAC of the West, refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans, a same-sex marriage advocacy group, a display table at their upcoming June 26-28 Summit in Denver. Various left-wing media lobbed the usual firebombs, claiming bigotry, hatred, homophobia, unfairness, some demanding boycotts of the Summit and pressuring scheduled speakers like Gov. Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson to bow out. Both sides agree the conference, which attracts 4,000 participants, has the legal right not to sell the same-sex marriage group a display table;...
  • Restoring the 10th Amendment

    04/25/2015 5:16:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sen. Roger Wicker
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas).One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules. Instead of working with Congress on substantive, collaborative legislation, the president has routinely opted to govern by decree, empowering bureaucrats at the expense of the democratic process. His misguided approach puts partisan politics – not the will of the people – at the forefront of decision-making in Washington. Our reasons for introducing the “Restoring the 10th Amendment Act” stem from...
  • Scott Walker is Right About Reducing Legal Immigration

    04/25/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Walker
    “In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying — the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I've talked to folks, I've talked to Senator Sessions and others out there — but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at...
  • On Immigration, Scott Walker Bucks the Beltway Consensus

    04/22/2015 12:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Scott Walker’s most recent comments on immigration may make possible an honest-to-God debate about America’s immigration policy. It’s about time. Chatting with Glenn Beck on Monday morning, Walker said: The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal-immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages. . . . What is [current legal immigration policy] doing for American workers? What is this doing to wages? We need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward. But, Walker observed, among elected officials, questioning our currently legal immigration...
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • The GOP is scared of you?

    04/25/2015 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 32 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Apr 24. 2015 | Shannon
    This morning on radio, Glenn gave some hints from an important phone call he received before going on the air. While Glenn was unable to release any of the details about who called or exactly what it was about, he did share a snippet of content concerning the GOP. Courtesy of Glenn, we do know that there were “big names involved” and Glenn was “encouraged by who it came from.”Glenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, saying“Just please tell Glenn to continue to put the heat on. Because the party is split. And half of...
  • Clinton Greed

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

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

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

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

    04/24/2015 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) – Juvenal Honest observers in this country have to admit that we have a police problem that is increasingly growing more serious. While some of the stories that have come out about police brutality and police overreach have clearly been invented or exaggerated by the Left for the purposes of inflaming racial tensions and undermining American civic stability, there are nevertheless a large number of incidents in recent years which cannot simply be wishcast away. The warrantless, no-knock, early morning, heavily-armed SWAT raid for even the most minor of things is becoming...
  • Electronic Dance Music Festivals Fraught With 'White Privilege' (Binghamton University)

    04/24/2015 1:13:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    The Binghampton Univeristy Pipe Dream ^ | April 23, 2015 | Chelsea Desruisseaux
    As an avid fan of house music and member of Binghamton University’s Hoop Troop, I’m almost the typical attendant of EDM festivals. However, my experience at this past summer’s Electric Forest Festival proved to me that so many white people just don’t get it. Because I am a person of color, what should have been an exhilarating adventure turned out to be a nightmare. I faced covert racism and microaggressions from pseudo-hippies that left me cynical about festival culture and colorblindness among the younger generation. Festivals such as Coachella have already received backlash for the cultural appropriation of Native American...
  • How, by bending over backwards to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is abandoning our allies

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

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

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

    04/24/2015 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)? By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer's book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich." The book isn't even out yet, and Clinton's team is already sheltering in place like Churchill's cabinet during the Blitz. That's in part because Schweizer, a conservative author and dogged investigative journalist, has teamed up with notorious right-wing rags The New York Times and The Washington Post to essentially re-report...
  • Tech Guys: Walker Self-Deports Right Out Of The 2016 Race

    04/24/2015 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | The Tech Guys: Charles Curran and Patrick Ennis
    Like most technology people, The Tech Guys are pro-immigration. We published several pro-growth pro-immigration op-eds during the 2012 cycle. Many Daily Caller readers don’t agree with Tech Guys on immigration policy. But the politics of not demonizing legal immigrants while running for POTUS are pretty obvious. Since Walker needs tips on the basics of a national campaign, we also recommend Walker not opine on the legitimacy of rape or compare homosexuality to bestiality. Scott Walker claimed the early lead in the “self-deportation” GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. Walker called for a reduction in legal immigration. This is bad for America, contrary...
  • Obama still won't refer to the Armenian genocide by name. He should end the charade

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

    04/24/2015 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a ban on abortions in cases of rape or incest. Reporters have been asking Republican candidates that question ever since 2012, when the Missouri Republican Senate candidate said he supported such a ban and added that pregnancies were unlikely in cases of "legitimate rape." But Paul's reply wasn't what the reporter expected. "Why don't we ask the (Democratic National Committee) is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?...
  • The Supreme Court's Mind Made Up on Gay Marriage?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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