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  • Netanyahu Was Right to Bring Up the Holocaust

    03/06/2015 8:05:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    One aspect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress that really seemed to get under the skin of many Obama loyalists was his contention that the Jews are facing another 1938. And of course, the historical analogy is imperfect because historical analogies are almost always imperfect. The problem for the Jews is that in this case, there simply isn't a better one. Across the media, Netanyahu's reference to the greatest tragedy in Jewish history was treated as some kind of political stunt. It was kind of like ... well, I guess, like questioning a president's patriotism. "At the...
  • Netanyahu's Bible Lesson From Queen Esther

    03/06/2015 7:50:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Benjamin Netanyahu leavened his powerful account of what's really at stake in the nuclear negotiations with Iran with a little history and a little wisdom from the Bible. And why not? The war against the terrorists in the Middle East is a war against evil men peddling a violent perversion of a religion. Everything about this conflict seems rooted in religion. Mr. Netanyahu's speech and the wake that follows falls in the week of Purim, the Jewish celebration of the story of Esther, told in the Book of Esther as a triumph of good over evil and the rescue of...
  • Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

    03/06/2015 7:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August. What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover? According to the Washington Post, "after canvassing more than 300 homes and reviewing physical, ballistic, forensic, medical and crime-scene evidence" and examining "Wilson's personnel records, audio and video recordings," Justice concluded Wilson told the truth about what happened that Saturday in Ferguson. Officer Wilson is innocent of the endless libels and slanders in the press and on television, and by street...
  • Blaming Who On State Subsidies

    03/06/2015 7:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Hank Adler
    King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange. Only sixteen states organized state exchanges, yet the Obama administration determined to pay Federal subsidies to individuals in every state if they purchased health insurance under ObamaCare. There are some eight million individuals who will lose their subsidies if the Supreme Court determines to enforce the law as written by Congress. (One wonders what good it is to have...
  • THE GIRLS ALL GET PRETTIER AT CLOSING TIME (Jeb Bush)

    03/06/2015 7:04:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 33 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 30/06/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    I think Mickey Gilley said it best. The girls all get prettier at closing time. That’s what I think about Jeb Bush. Right now, the night is young, I’ve not yet had my first beer, there are lots of pretty women all across the bar, and Jeb Bush is the crazy size-24 cat lady in the corner who smells of urine and eats her boogers. And has warts. And poor personal hygiene. And looks like she doesn’t like men anyway. I wouldn’t blank her with your blank. But I’m afraid I know how this night is going to turn out....
  • Poll: Palmetto Republicans favor Walker, Bush

    03/06/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    South Carolina Republicans give further evidence that the campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination for president is stabilized into a horse race between the governor of Wisconsin and former Florida governor John E. “Jeb” Bush, according the Feb. 24-25 Townhall/Gravis poll of 792 Republican voters. With Bush at 19 percent and Badger State Gov. Scott K. Walker at 17 percent, the two men are in a virtual tie, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 3 percent margin of error. The surprise in the poll was the...
  • Are Obama's Arab-Firster Policy Hawks Anti-Semites?

    03/06/2015 6:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Judging by liberal reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime minister scored a direct hit at Obama's Arab-first policy. At least amongst the Arab-first crowd that Obama supports. "Given how much buildup the speech received," writes Matthew Duss in Slate, "and how much of America’s time has been wasted with the controversy surrounding it—it’s simply amazing that Netanyahu didn’t use the chance to offer any new or interesting ideas."And that's the best Duss has to offer in the Slate piece titled Netanyahu Just Did Obama a Big Favor.He never really gets to the big favor...
  • Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution

    03/06/2015 6:23:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    One of the many reasons constitutional conservatives consider President Obama a threat to the Constitution is his disdain for the separation of powers, illustrated most recently in his plan to bypass the Senate in making an arms deal with Iran. The Framers understood that throughout history, the real threat to God-given liberty had been centralized, unchecked governmental power. As such, they crafted our system in a way to limit the consolidation of that power, especially in the federal government. They did this in a number of ways, including establishing a system of federalism, which divided powers between the federal and...
  • Ted Cruz’s Texas two-step: Hired gun for Google (Gigantic Hurl Alert)

    03/06/2015 5:43:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Luke Mullins
    In a little-known chapter of his career, the tea party darling intervened before his former employer on behalf of the tech giant. Was it lawyering or lobbying? When the Texas attorney general opened an investigation into Google’s alleged anticompetitive practices in 2010, the Web behemoth turned to an unlikely ally for help: tea party hero Ted Cruz. Back then, Cruz wasn’t the Republican senator from Texas and likely presidential candidate that he is today. He was a lawyer in private practice, having stepped down as solicitor general for the Lone Star State in 2008. During the five years he had...
  • New Test Raises Fresh Concerns<br> About U.S. Education Quality

    03/06/2015 5:32:38 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/05/2015 | Terry Jones
    In the race to the future, education is key. Everyone knows that. And yet, if that's so, America may be in big trouble.
  • The “Political” Firing of Tom Ross

    03/06/2015 5:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors (BOG): I am writing you today for two reasons. First, I wish to congratulate you for having the courage to fire Chancellor Tom Ross and select a new leader for the UNC system. Second, as you endure a barrage of criticism for doing the right thing, I wish to offer you some insight into the true motives of your critics. Those who are criticizing you for firing Tom Ross are trapped in a logical contradiction. On the one hand, they are claiming that political leftists do not dominate the UNC system....
  • Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic Lands Posted By On

    03/06/2015 5:29:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Facing an Existential Threat: Christians Living in Islamic LandsPosted By Jack Kerwick On March 6, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In spite of what Barack Obama would have us believe, he was as much in tune to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this week as was anyone and everyone else in the world. But exclusive focus on American/Israeli and Israeli/Islamic relations threatens to blind us to the fierce, unrelenting oppression with which Christians throughout the world are routinely forced to reckon courtesy of their Islamic neighbors.Throughout the Islamosphere in Africa and the Middle East,...
  • Email Scandal Won't Doom Hillary, but Supporters Should Feel Uneasy

    03/06/2015 5:26:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie "Aliens," to truly destroy the Clinton Industrial Complex, you'd have to nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary's email schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, "clintonemail.com," to conduct all of her business -- for the State...
  • Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu's View

    03/06/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    If anyone had any doubts that most members of Congress oppose the Obama administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran, they can put them aside after viewing the response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. Fifty-some Democratic members chose not to attend. Joe Biden arranged to be out of town, and Barack Obama let it be known that he didn't even have time to watch on television. But the House chamber was packed, the galleries were filled and Netanyahu was interrupted multiple times not only with applause but boisterous cheers. In negotiations with Iran, continued beyond two...
  • When Do Rules Not Apply?

    03/06/2015 4:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could not use personal email addresses for government business. Likewise, she removed a United States Ambassador for using personal email for government work. Now we are learning that prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009,...
  • Scott Walker takes on unions again

    03/06/2015 4:36:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | Brian Mahoney
    Scott Walker’s likely pending victory over organized labor — passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin — will be just the latest milestone in a resurgent anti-union movement marching across the industrial heartland. With passage expected as early as Friday, right to work — which allows workers not to pay dues to a union that bargains collectively on their behalf — is progressing through the states more swiftly than at any time since the 1950s. And where once such measures were confined largely to the South and West, they‘re now taking root in Midwestern union strongholds like Indiana and Michigan,...
  • The right has f****ed up minds: Meet the researcher who terrifies GOP Congress[political psychology]

    03/06/2015 1:47:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | March 5, 2015 | Paul Rosenberg
    In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a wide range of thinkers, both secular and religious, struggled to make sense of the profound evil of war, particularly Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. One such effort, “The Authoritarian Personality” by Theodore Adorno and three co-authors, opened up a whole new field of political psychology—initially a small niche within the broader field of social psychology—which developed fitfully over the years, but became an increasingly robust subject area in 1980s and 90s, fleshing out a number of distinct areas of cognitive processing in which liberals and conservatives differed from one another. Liberal/conservative...
  • How Sex Trafficking Became a Christian Cause Célčbre

    03/06/2015 12:53:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ruth Graham
    [SNIP]".......When evangelicals picked up the issue of trafficking around the turn of the millennium, they drastically expanded the existing movement’s influence and reach. By now it has spawned major institutional efforts by nonprofits like World Relief, not to mention both state and federal legislation. According to some critics, however, Christians also changed the movement’s character. “It wasn’t until this evangelical coalition emerged that sex trafficking became this huge everyday issue,” said [Gretchen] Soderlund [author of the 2013 book Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917, the better comparison may be to the“ white slavery” panic of the late...
  • "Rinky-dink" Scott Walker’s Secret Weapon

    03/06/2015 12:22:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | etsy Woodruff
    MADISON, Wisconsin—Scott Walker loves the haters. In recent years as Wisconsin has moved further to the right, the mild-mannered preacher’s son has become in the eyes of his opponents an icon of all that is evil—and he seems to relish it. On the stump, the governor is fond of talking up the fact that he’s “the No. 1 target in America of the labor unions and many others on the left,” and the hecklers that seem willing to follow him to the ends of the Earth give him a chance to flex his conservative muscles. They feed the perception that...
  • White House ‘determined to conceal its workings’: Columbia Journalism Review (This is news?)

    03/05/2015 3:10:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Douglas Earnst
    <p>A new study from the Columbia Journalism Review concludes that the Obama administration isn’t living up to its vow to be the most transparent White House in history.</p> <p>The study’s author, Susan Milligan, said the relationship between the president and the press is “more distant than it has been in a half-century” and that the White House makes reporters’ job “nearly impossible.”</p>
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Which is worse — keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • Dems Steal Tax Cuts from GOP?

    03/05/2015 1:55:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: From TheHill.com: "Democrats Launch Tax Offensive." The Democrats are now trying, because they see a Republican Party paralyzed, they see a Republican Party running the House and running the Senate which is doing nothing, the Democrat Party has decided to steal the tax cut issue from them. "Senate and House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a package of tax cuts aimed at helping the middle class as part of a new political offensive against Republicans. Three members of the Senate Democratic leadership, Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Patty Murray (Wash.) are leading the effort 'to challenge Republicans...
  • Hillary, Abandoned (Long Article)

    03/05/2015 1:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It just continues to amaze us. It just continues to bowl everybody over. It seems like the entire Drive-By Media and most of the Democrat Party is throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus, and over e-mail? When you think of everything else Hillary and her husband have done, and it's e-mail servers? There's more going on here inside the deep, dark crevices of the Democrat Party than we know, folks. There is much more to this than private e-mail domains and servers and not going through the State Department. That's not enough to cause all of this. Nowhere near...
  • Judge Napolitano's Fascinating Hillary Analysis

    03/05/2015 1:36:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Judge Napolitano, who was on Fox last night, The Kelly File. Megyn Kelly asked the judge, "Is she in trouble legally?" NAPOLITANO: She's in a lot of trouble legally. If she retained on her personal e-mail account -- using the Clinton server at her home or near her home in Chappaqua, New York -- classified materials, classified documents, she arguably violated the same statute that General Petraeus has agreed that he will plead guilty to. KELLY: Mmm-hmm. NAPOLITANO: That's a misdemeanor. It's not a felony. KELLY: Mmm-hmm. NAPOLITANO: The other way that she's in trouble is a person...
  • Holder Vindicates Darren Wilson: "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Never Happened

    03/05/2015 1:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Total vindication for Darren Wilson, the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Department of Justice has released a massive report on this, and it is just devastating to the witnesses who lied about "Hands up, don't shoot." We knew at the time it didn't happen, and now none other than Eric Holder has made it official. "Hands up, don't shoot" didn't happen. Darren Wilson was entirely, totally justified in taking the action he took against the Gentle Giant. It is just overwhelming. And even with this, the attorney general still, after this massive admission of truth, and it must...
  • Does 'Joy of Cooking' Explain Logic of King v. Burwell?

    03/05/2015 11:01:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sean Trade
    One of the frustrating things about reporting on the King v. Burwell litigation is the difficulty explaining some relatively complicated legal concepts to an audience of non-lawyers. Jonathan Cohn of Huffington Post has come up with a pretty good analogy, though I don’t think it works quite the way he thinks it does. First, to recapitulate the legalese. The Affordable Care Act works by mandating that people buy health insurance. To help ensure accessibility of that insurance, the statute creates exchanges where people can shop for policies. This is done in three sections of the law. Section 1311 mandates that...
  • A Social Justice Warrior Story with a Happy Ending - and an Important Lesson

    03/05/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In modern America, we face an enemy which is implacable in its desire to subvert, overthrow, and destroy our traditional American way of life. This enemy goes by many names – the Left-wing, progressives, political correctness, cultural Marxists – but one name which they have applied to themselves seems to best sum up what their intentions are: “social justice warriors.” These people refer to themselves this way because they believe it is their purpose in life to crusade against the “evils” that they think pervade America – “racism, sexism, homophobia, intolerance” and all the rest. The practical effect of all...
  • Grading the Rubio-Lee Tax Reform Plan

    03/05/2015 8:29:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In my 2012 primer on fundamental tax reform, I explained that the three biggest warts in the current system.1. High tax rates that penalize productive behavior.2. Pervasive double taxation that discourages saving and investment.3. Corrupt loopholes and cronyism that bribe people to make less productive choices.These problems all need to be addressed, but I also acknowledged additional concerns with the internal revenue code, such as worldwide taxation and erosion ofconstitutional freedoms an civil liberties.In a perfect world, we would shrink government to such a small size that there was no need for any sort of broad-based tax (remember, the United...
  • A Perfectly Awful Work Day

    03/05/2015 8:16:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Bob Goldman
    Let's be honest. There are not a lot of perfect people in the world. I can think of only two -- me and you. And, since we're being honest, I'm not so sure about you. If perfect people are as rare as hen's teeth, perfect workdays are as rare as dentures for hen's teeth. If you doubt me, read "This is the Ultimate Routine for a Perfect Work Day," a Harry Bradford article in The Huffington Post. As Bradford points out, it's a rare day when you experience a "monumental event," like "a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your...
  • The Greecification of Spanish Politics

    03/05/2015 8:11:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    There's an excellent post on Keep Talking Greece this evening on the simmering feud between Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Spanish prime minister Minister Mariano Rajoy. Tsipras made a claim that Rajoy's plan is to "wear down, topple or bring our government to unconditional surrender before our work begins to bear fruit and before the Greek example affects other countries… And mainly before the elections in Spain. ... for obvious political reasons". Spanish foreign minister García Margallo, returned fire with a statement (a lie actually), that “Had Spain not given €32.744 billion to Greece, it could have increased the...
  • The Dubious Deal of the Century

    03/05/2015 7:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cliff May
    Remember when President Obama’s spokesmen said that striking a bad deal with Iran would be worse than striking no deal at all, and that a good deal means Iran dismantles its nuclear weapons programs?At this point, it’s all but certain that Mr. Obama is prepared to accept a deal that will be dangerous for America and the West – and, yes, life-threatening for Israel. For Iran’s rulers, by contrast, it could be the deal of this young but already bloody century. Based on reports and leaks, the agreement now on offer will leave intact most of Iran's nuclear infrastructure, along...
  • When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV

    03/05/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It has been called “The History-Making Gay Kiss,” as “The Fosters” TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the “Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.” Yes, on a so-called “family friendly” network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment. GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, “ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss.” (For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.) Gabe Bergado, writing for the...
  • Cleaning Up the Boondoggles

    03/05/2015 7:20:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Readers of this column are familiar with my argument that a conservative tide is sweeping the country, contrary to the mainstream media. In the off-year elections of 2010 and 2014, the gains made by conservatives have been substantial in governors' mansions and in state legislatures. To be sure, they have been substantial in Washington, too, at the House and Senate level, but I would argue that they have been more consequential at the state level. There, old conventions that have been in place since the left-wing 1960s are being heaved out, and a clamor of protest is being...
  • The Challenge: Your Personal Past

    03/05/2015 7:13:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by the author's daughter, Kristin Carey. How many of us have boxes or hard drives filled with pictures and home videos—those precious moments we captured on film because we wanted to always remember; yet we’ve rarely, if ever, looked back?How many of us have kept journals in which we’ve written prayers about our hopes and fears, but have never returned to see which were answered?You’ve left behind a paper trail of some sort as you’ve gone through life. And if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably actively collecting, adding bits and pieces as you...
  • Walker is Right: Trafficker Firings Affected Soviets

    03/05/2015 7:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Robert Charles
    Make no mistake, Scott Walker is right about Ronald Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, and the sobering impact this one decision – a domestic policy decision – had on the thinking of Soviet leaders. In short, Reagan’s decisive domestic leadership sacred the Soviet Union, which was not accustomed to an American President doing exactly as he said he would do. This decision by Reagan, made against the counsel of some of his senior advisors, had enormous implications for the Soviet Union – and theirs leaders knew it. While Walker’s media critics disparage the comment and Reagan’s onetime Soviet...
  • Healing The Racial Divide Through Education

    03/05/2015 7:01:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    America’s racial composition is changing rapidly. In 2012, the Census Bureau predicted that whites would no longer be the majority group by 2043. This trend is already reshaping many states: during the 2000’s, California joined Texas, Hawaii and New Mexico as a state without a majority racial or ethnic group. These demographic shifts have exposed serious deficiencies in American education. African Americans and Latinos make up about 50 percent of California’s high school graduates but less than 17 percent of students in its public university system. According to the Pew Research Center, more blacks and Latinos are enrolling in college,...
  • Obama presides over the stupefying of America

    03/05/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    stu•pe•fy (v.) – to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor; also, to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish. In searching for one word to describe the state of affairs in America at the present time, I kept coming back to the word "stupefying." For my purposes here, this is an incredibly useful word for illustrating what Barack Obama, and the left-wing in general, have done to our country. One half of the country is stupefied in the sense of the first definition – they are in a state of little...
  • Taylor Swift's Bad Investment

    03/05/2015 6:42:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world's sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has commendably performed numerous acts of charity since moving into her $20 million Tribeca residence last year, including visits with sick children at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The age and cultural divide notwithstanding (she's 25, I'm not, and Elvis was my adolescent icon), I like Taylor Swift, but her money would have been better invested with much higher returns somewhere other than the dreadful New York City public schools, whose problems are...
  • Putin's Russia is a Gangster Regime

    03/05/2015 5:51:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I'm afraid Putin will kill me," Boris Nemtsov told a Russian website on February 10. He was dead before the month was out. The charismatic opposition leader, a former deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, was assassinated in the heart of Moscow on Friday night as he walked over a bridge near Red Square, only yards from the Kremlin walls. The killing, it seems clear, was a professional hit. Nemtsov was shot four times in the back by gunmen who escaped in a precisely timed getaway car, the murder unrecorded by nearby security cameras, which were mysteriously turned off — all...
  • Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off

    03/05/2015 5:44:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Can someone explain why the "party of limited government" continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, "Everything about ethanol is good, good, good." Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol -- which we make from corn -- say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: "At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation's systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • Hillary: A Life In The Shadows

    03/05/2015 5:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    We often hear about people who are “forced to live in the shadows.” They’re generally sweet, nourishing illegal aliens who can be found easily by everyone except the government employees whose job it is to enforce our immigrations laws. But the shadows have another, more powerful resident – Hillary Clinton. Our former secretary of state resides in the shadows too, only her shadows are the nooks and crannies between what is legal and what is not. It’s her home. It’s where she’s most comfortable. And it’s where she made her fortune. Hillary Clinton is not a new resident of the...
  • Arrogance or Inevitability

    03/05/2015 5:05:08 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized. The goal is to run below the radar, raise money and get strategically organized. This approach has not worked for the Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton. Yes, she is raising money; yes, she is organizing; but her name is not staying out of the fray. Two weeks ago the focus was on the Clinton Foundation, and donations made by foreign nationals and foreign governments to the foundation. "Foreign governments gave millions to foundation...
  • The Pointlessness of the Two-Phased Nuclear Deal

    03/05/2015 4:56:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The Pointlessness of the Two-Phased Nuclear DealPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On March 5, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The deadline for the “first phase” of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers (known as the P5+1; the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) is approaching.The prolonged negotiations appear to be making progress, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. In addition, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that both sides came to “a better understanding” at the negotiation.After the interim nuclear deal was reached in November 2013,...
  • What Are You Really Willing to Do to Stop Terrorists From Entering the U.S.?

    03/05/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    What Are You Really Willing to Do to Stop Terrorists From Entering the U.S.?Posted By Michael Cutler On March 5, 2015 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The question that serves as the title of my commentary today is the question every American, irrespective of political affiliation, must ask their elected senators and congressional representatives.For all too many of our leaders, while they claim that they would stop at nothing to protect America and Americans, the reality is far different. Despite their claims to the contrary, they will not do anything to truly secure our borders or...
  • Dems Spin Furiously for Hillary

    03/05/2015 4:54:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Dems Spin Furiously for HillaryPosted By Matthew Vadum On March 5, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Democrats are circling the wagons to shield their likely 2016 presidential nominee after it was revealed that Hillary Clinton transacted sensitive government business using her personal email during her time as America’s top diplomat.The Benghazi bungler, the nation has learned, set up an email system worthy of a James Bond movie villain when she became U.S. secretary of state in 2009. Mrs. Clinton used private instead of government email and even established her own private email server that has...
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Justice Kennedy Grasps At Straws To Save ObamaCare

    03/05/2015 4:36:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/04/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: If the Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare in King v. Burwell, it will be because Justice Kennedy thinks doing otherwise would cause too much turmoil. But ObamaCare itself has already done that.
  • How Press Attacks On GOP 2016 Contenders Could Backfire

    03/05/2015 4:27:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 5, 2015 | Christian Toto
    The next presidential election is more than a year away, but news reporters are pummeling GOP presidential hopefuls like Rocky taking on a freezer full of meat. The attacks could work against the Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes of the party, but they also leave the press vulnerable to months of assaults on its integrity. The latter appears more likely thanks to conservatives hammering guilty reporters on social media. Their message is clear: this isn’t 2012 or 2008. Just do a Twitter search on #ObamaLovesAmerica and you’ll be inundated with snarky and sober comments from the Right. It’s only a...
  • A Recovery Waiting to Be Liberated

    03/05/2015 1:22:29 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | John B. Taylor
    Hope flickered last year when the economy grew at more than a 4% clip in the second and third quarters. But then came last week’s news that fourth-quarter growth slowed to 2.2%, a gloomy revelation that the rebound was temporary. Economic growth for 2014 clocked in at about 2.3%—the same disappointing pace since the recession officially ended in 2009. What is the problem? For years I and many others have argued that a return to the principles of economic freedom would convert this not-so-great recovery into a great one. But Washington has not seriously considered pro-growth policy—no tax reform to...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan - What it’s like when the gotcha left is out to get you

    03/05/2015 1:16:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Paul Kengor
    [SNIP] ".....Whoa. Now is that fair? The minute that this PolitiFact item was released, I got an email from a fellow Reagan expert who was steamed. “Paul, you’ve got to take this on!” he wrote. No, I didn’t want to take it on. I instantly recognized what Walker was talking about, and was mystified by the harsh reaction. I knew the PATCO material published in Peggy Noonan’s and Edmund Morris’ books, and elsewhere. Because a politician in an unscripted TV interview referred to documents rather than books by biographers, he’s a liar with his pants on fire? Should we hold...