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  • Opponents Attack Rubio for Supporting Vocational Programs, But Facts Are on His Side

    11/26/2015 11:27:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    One of the most memorable moments of the November 10 Republican debate came when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lamented the collapse of vocational training in America. "For the life of me, I don't know why we stigmatize vocational education," Rubio said. "Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers." As soon as Rubio finished speaking, Twitter nearly exploded with comments praising Rubio's assessment and comments suggesting Rubio is misguided or flat-out lying for suggesting philosophers don't make as much money as welders. Slate released what has become a widely used chart titled "Sorry, Marco Rubio. Philosophers...
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • The Pilgrims and the U.S. Constitution

    11/26/2015 9:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    As we get ready to celebrate another Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be grateful to God for---the U.S. Constitution and the political freedom it has brought. What many people don't realize is the link between the Pilgrims, authors of our Thanksgiving tradition, and our nation's founding document. When the founding fathers sat down in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, they had almost 150 years of constitution-making on American soil to draw from. And devout Christians of earlier generations, who used the biblical concept of covenant as a model, were those who provided the precedents....
  • The Return of a 47-Year-Old Headline

    11/26/2015 8:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I was thumbing through an old magazine over the weekend. It was 47 years old to be exact, and I came across a surprisingly prescient piece entitled wittily, "The Arab, the Jew, and the Pickle." What particularly caught my eye was that the piece was written by me in what is now called The American Spectator. Imagine that. In it, I argued that Israel had no other choice but to resist its enemies. They were all around little Israel and they were hostile to the utmost. Any sign of weakness would put the state of Israel in mortal danger. That...
  • Giving Thanks. No, for Real

    11/26/2015 8:38:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    It's Thanksgiving weekend, so let me suggest that you do something you may never have done before on this occasion: Give thanks. Not the kind that involves idly contemplating your good fortune. Not the kind that involves joining with family and friends around a groaning table to declare how lucky you all are. Not the kind that involves complimenting the hostess on the pumpkin pie. No, the kind that involves explicitly thanking someone who has done something valuable for you -- particularly the kind of thing you can never repay. Some years ago, on some occasion that caused me to...
  • Turkeys We're Not Thankful For (Excellent Commentary)

    11/26/2015 8:31:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies | November 26, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    To commemorate Thanksgiving and garner First Family photo ops presidents often host Rose Garden ceremonies, where they "“pardon" a turkey, before sitting down to dine on one of its cousins. In fact, Americans will eat close to 50 million of these tasty birds this year. We will roast this year's family bird in a Big Green Egg, with bourbon and barbecue sauce on and under the skin. Lip-smacking! Unlike their wild cousins, today's domesticated turkeys are bred for hefty portions of white and dark meat, atop legs that barely support their bodyweight. You might say they are big, bloated and...
  • Thanksgiving is a Time for Caring, for the Children of the Incarcerated

    11/26/2015 8:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Timothy Head
    The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and as most Americans look forward to spending this special time of year with family and friends, many other Americans, including 2.7 million children, are forced to spend the holidays without their mother and/or father, through no fault of their own. In all too many homes, there will be an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table. The U.S. criminal justice system incarcerates more citizens than any other country in the world including, incredibly, those with authoritarian (or worse) governments. That makes it impossible to ignore the high cost we pay as a society for...
  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • I Am Thankful for You, Valued Reader

    11/26/2015 7:09:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Earlier generations believe that male enlistment in the military had an equalizing effect; wars brought men from all classes together to fight for a common cause. Newspapers are the modern (much less dangerous) equivalent, in that they provide a common experience for people of all walks of life, as well as a common investment. My 98-year-old mother-in-law, who has a high-school education, reads the same paper that people with letters after their names read. A couple of years ago, I saw "Newsies" on Broadway, a musical based on the 1899 New York newsboys' strike. It was odd to sit in...
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • John Kasich's Bad Idea

    11/26/2015 6:48:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Conservatives are supposed to be against big government and opposed to the left's belief that problems can and should be solved by Washington. Which is why Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's proposal to create a new government agency to promote "Judeo-Christian values" is a really bad idea. Put aside for a moment that the federal government does few things well, or within budget, and consider also how preposterous and unworkable such an idea would be. In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington last week, Kasich, who grew up Catholic and remains a man of...
  • A Country to Give Thanks For

    11/26/2015 6:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    The Middle East is in total chaos. Terrorism is only getting worse. We've got big economic, immigration and racial problems we can't solve. And we're in the middle of a presidential election that looks like it'll end badly for the country -- no matter whom we elect. With all this trouble, tragedy and unhappiness around the world and at home, it's easy to forget the good things we have. Sometimes it takes an immigrant to remind us how lucky we Americans are. My dear friends Karel and Sandy know why they love the USA and why it is so special....
  • Washington's First Thanksgiving and the Foundation of Free Speech

    11/26/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Erik Telford
    In September of 1789, a scant six months after the first legislative session in our nation's history convened, Congress passed a resolution recommending a national day of thanks. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation, establishing the first national Thanksgiving and giving us one of the most concise definitions of purpose for the United States. In his proclamation, President Washington asked for Thanksgiving to be a day to recognize "the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now...
  • 10 Tips to Survive Today's College Campus, or:

    11/26/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    When students protesting "microaggressions" took over an administrative building at Occidental College in California, they issued 14 demands. The school agreed to all except the first, which required the firing of its president. Similar protests took place concurrently at other colleges nationwide. Occidental's five-day takeover was organized by Oxy United for Black Liberation, led by members of Oxy's Black Student Alliance (BSA) and Coalition at Oxy for Diversity and Equity (CODE). Occidental says the demands they agreed to meet were: "Promotion of the new chief diversity officer (CDO) position to vice president level. "Increase budget of the CDO office by...
  • The Giving Of Thanks

    11/26/2015 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    It's Thanksgiving, so happy Thanksgiving. As Americans we have a lot to be thankful for, even though we don't take nearly enough time to truly think about it. Along those lines, and with full knowledge that it is a national holiday and you're a.) fighting a tryptophan-induced coma; b.) watching football; and/or c.) preparing to stampede stores to take advantage of Black Friday deals, I'll keep this short. Here is a not-all-inclusive list of what I'm thankful for. 1) The calendar. Yes, it's been a long seven years, but there are only 14 months left of Barack Obama's presidency. It's...
  • Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite when it comes to Trump

    11/25/2015 11:34:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 330 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Travis Hale
    In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to wait for adulthood to come to me. So instead, I went in search of it the only way I knew how: by engulfing myself in presidential politics and the fascinating campaigns that summer between Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. Like many idealistic teens, I was at first drawn to the youthful Clinton campaign and Fleetwood Mac's cheerful command to "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow." But then I started listening to Limbaugh and it...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Huma Abedin: I Want Muslim Refugees To Flood America

    11/25/2015 7:48:34 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The evidence of Hillary’s aid, Huma Abedin’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahhabists is overwhelming, but an undercover video of her sentiments is rare. A video surfaced of Huma’s call to allow Muslim refugees to enter the U.S as it happened in Europe finally surfaced. This links the dots to the Muslim Minority Affairs connection by Huma and her family. It is crucial to understand this issue of what is The Muslim Minority Affairs issue is which Huma was deeply involved in and the proof of membership can be seen in the link [here]. So her membership in...
  • The True Story of Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 6:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back in 1992, I published a book called the See, I Told You So, and Chapter 6 was entitled "Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving." But I would be remiss if I didn't say that we've done this story again in a different way for a different readership. The first in the children's book series, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims also discusses the first Thanksgiving. In that book, we actually time travel back to it, and the readers of the book are actually taken to...
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich and the Importance of a Rightly Ordered Life

    11/25/2015 6:06:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Erica Wanis
    Leo Tolstoy's classic story, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is a tale about a man's journey towards death: the denial, the alienation, the terror, and the awful recognition that life has not been lived as it ought to have been. Stricken by a mysterious ailment in the prime of his life, Ivan Ilyich finds himself struggling to make sense of his situation as he witnesses all those closest to him struggle to navigate the unpleasantness of his condition and its impact on their lives. In his hour of greatest vulnerability, Ilyich finds himself isolated and alone, save for the faithful...
  • Was Whoopi Goldberg Right that Hitler Was a Christian?: A Historical Analysis

    11/25/2015 5:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Richard Weikhart
    Whatever one thinks about the controversy over Syrian refugees and ISIS, Whoopi Goldberg's recent comments on national television trying to convince us that Christian refugees are just as scary as Muslims disseminates an idea that circulates widely on the internet, i.e., that Hitler was a Christian. She stated, "There have been a lot of horrifying there have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian." When her interlocutors balked at this, she then defended her position by saying, "He didn't like the Catholics, remember? So he thought of himself as a Christian person." Goldberg apparently doesn't understand that...
  • Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' and the Real Life Laquan McDonald Video

    11/25/2015 4:42:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | John Kass
    I liked Spike Lee's new movie "Chi-Raq," the story about the gang wars and all the lives lost in the war zone that is Chicago. The politicians and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't like it. But that's OK. After it was over, I thought there was one more thing Lee could do for Chicago. He should sell his Knicks courtside seats, forget New York for a while and stick around here to watch the mayor remove the political stones from his shoe in a heater case. Because a new film -- actually a video -- premieres in a day or...
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • Recap: Trump vs. The Establishment

    11/25/2015 4:15:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Ellis
    In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, a commenter on one of P J Media's posts asked what seemed like an honest question. The gist of which was: will somebody explain to me why the PJM columnists are so dismissive and hostile to the only presidential candidate who promises to really do something about the terrorists? While the commenter didn't name a candidate, it's clear that he or she was talking about Donald Trump. Other alarming reports were coming in, and I did not follow the comment thread on that particular post long enough to know if anybody...
  • I'm Thankful for Fracking

    11/25/2015 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie. It's a time when we are thankful for the friends, family, and food. We should also be thankful for fracking. Although many people may not know it, fracking has lowered the cost of energy and other goods and services, makes America more energy-independent, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way....
  • Huffington Post: You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee (

    11/25/2015 3:53:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Liberals really don't like Thanksgiving for any number of reasons. You can find the truth in that statement in the multicultural educational curricula. Liberals don't like Thanksgiving 'cause they think it's racist. They think Thanksgiving's all about white supremacy. Thanksgiving is the result of white Europeans coming to this country and kicking out the Indians, obliterating the Native Americans, taking their land, taking everything they had and settling the land for ourselves. That's inherently racist, and it was war like, and it was white supremacy, and they're made nervous by the holiday. They also think that Thanksgiving's...
  • Social Justice Warriors Slam America's Oldest Muslim Brotherhood Group on Twitter

    11/25/2015 3:37:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Kyle Shideler
    On Friday, a hashtag campaign targeting what was described as systematic racism exploded over social media. The tag, #BlackinMSA, drew out the experiences of African American Muslims who experienced prejudice in Muslim Student Association (MSA) Chapters, on college campuses. The Muslim Students Association, founded in 1962, is the oldest Muslim Brotherhood organization in the United States, according to archival Brotherhood records submitted in Federal Court. A NYPD intelligence report describes MSA as "potential incubators" of terrorism, and multiple MSA leaders and members have been arrested on terrorism related charges since 9/11. Social media users complained of coldness and bias from...
  • Hello, Travis? It's Me, El Rushbo -- and I Have Not Endorsed Trump

    11/25/2015 2:49:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm debating whether or not to discuss this. Headline: "Rush Limbaugh Is a Hypocrite When it Comes to Trump." And it's written by a young Rush fan. Snerdley brought me this. He couldn't wait to bring me this. I have it here. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's a column, it's an op-ed. today, by Travis Hale, who's a contributor. I just want to read to you how he opens the piece. "In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to...
  • The 'Get Trump' Show Will Fail

    11/25/2015 2:49:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Matt Towery
    CINCINNATI -- Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first...
  • Dumb Responses to the Paris Attacks

    11/25/2015 2:22:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    The recent attacks in Paris have inspired various half-baked proposals to prevent terrorism in the United States. Here are four of the dumbest. Collect everyone's phone records. Three days after ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris, CIA Director John Brennan blamed surveillance restrictions that were imposed in response to information leaked by former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden. "In the past several years," he said, "because of a number of unauthorized disclosures and a lot of hand wringing over the government's role in the effort to try to uncover these terrorists, there have been some...
  • Kasich Super PAC Ad Compares a Fellow Republican to Nazis

    11/25/2015 2:09:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Washington Post. Mike, I'm sorry I'm gonna do this to you, I know the answer's what's gonna be, and I should have prepared. By any chance, could put your hands on that 47-second Kasich super PAC ad they ran against Trump that we played? It was sound bite number one yesterday. I mean, I have to have it within seconds. You can find it here in, you know, 10 minutes or so. Once we have it, it's in our archives. The reason is the Washington Post has a story on it. The headline: "New Kasich Ad:...
  • Terrorism has a Way of Spotlighting the Real Enemy

    11/25/2015 1:51:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    The U.S. State Department has issued a blunt worldwide travel alert for Americans. Nothing cuts through murky rhetorical waters and diplomatic platitudes like a terrorist's bomb. Suddenly, reasonable people are faced with a stark choice between keeping safe and taking the sort of laissez-faire approach to security that the Paris attackers were able to exploit. It should come as no surprise that in the wake of terrorist massacres, blunt speakers with a clear, simple vision of how to make a dent in the problem gain in popularity. Since the Paris attacks earlier this month, far-right French National Front leader Marine...
  • DNC, Washington Post and NY Times Offer Scripted Retorts for Liberals to

    11/25/2015 1:38:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna have a little bit, not a whole lot more, but a little bit of an expanded Thanksgiving theme on the program today. We're gonna do the usual things. There's a tradition established on this program going back to 1992, and that is I read to you from my very first ever book The True Story of Thanksgiving. The name of the book is The Way Things Ought to Be, and it was over two million copies sold and the true story of Thanksgiving, chapter 6, and a couple of other things, George Washington's first Thanksgiving...
  • Obama's Fast Rising Disapproval Polls

    11/25/2015 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama's approval scores have plunged into the low 40s as a majority of Americans now say they disapprove of the job he's doing as president. The Gallup Poll's nationwide survey showed this week that between 52 and 53 percent of adult Americans gave Obama failing grades on his performance in office. Only 43 percent approved of the job he's been doing. His sluggish, sub-par, part-time-job economy was the chief factor, as it has been throughout his presidency. But the sharp rise in deadly terrorist attacks in Europe and reports of plots on the United States contributed to fears that...
  • Michael Ledeen: Obama Carrying Out Iranian Foreign Policy

    11/25/2015 1:09:59 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michael Ledeen
    Below are the video and transcript of Michael Ledeen's speech which took place at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2015 Restoration Weekend. The event was held November 5-8th at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Iran – forgive me if I do not say "I-ran" but all those years of "I-ran" and "I-raq" drummed that out of me. Iran is on the one hand very easy to understand. On the other hand hardly anybody seems to get it. So here's Iran, the short version. The Iranian regime hates us. They are committed enemies of the entire Western...
  • In Defense of Empire

    11/25/2015 9:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    A new political party of the center and right, Ciudadanos, has arisen in Catalonia -- and delivered an impressive performance at the polls in Spain's regional elections back in September. It's as if a Unionist party had arisen in Mississippi back in 1860 to declare its support for this country's unity and integrity. Would it had! Think of how welcome, indeed saving, its influence might have been. In that respect, Catalans are proving more farsighted than Southerners did as the Union broke apart. Today's secessionist fever in Europe represents a clear and more and more present danger not just to...
  • Paris and Turkey: NATO Shadow Wars

    11/25/2015 8:59:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Less provocative and deadly incidents than the latest Paris terror massacre and the November 24 Turkey-Russia aerial incident have ignited very large and destructive wars. Both incidents are serious, both involve U.S. NATO allies and both have already produced chain reaction political consequences. Review the headlines. On Nov. 13, NATO member France suffered a devastating terror attack by terrorists connected to an enemy organization, which claims it is a state. France has mulled invoking NATO Article 5. On Nov. 24, NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter-bomber that had violated its air space. In response, Moscow ordered a...
  • Dealing With Evil Empires

    11/25/2015 8:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Why did the Marxist atheists who controlled the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall? Did the Western leaders who forced Soviet communism to collapse shrink from proclaiming the truth of the Bible or the fact that free societies are based on a rule of law rooted in the natural law that God engraves on every heart? In 1983, when President Reagan told the National Association of Evangelicals that the Soviet Union was an "evil empire," he described the conflict with communism as a religious one. He did not argue that America was perfect or deny the wrongs of our...
  • The Death of Free Speech

    11/25/2015 8:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. That's the takeaway from a new Pew Research poll showing that 40 percent of Americans aged 18-34 say that the government should be able to prevent people from making "statements that are offensive to minority groups." This same group of young people has granted broad awareness to the culture of "microaggression" -- unintended slights taken as grave insults by their victims; they've also called for "trigger warnings," alerts that certain communications may dredge up unpleasant past memories or ideas. With such ghoulish cruelties haunting the most privileged generation in...
  • Syrian Refugee Policy Raises Serious States' Rights Issue

    11/25/2015 7:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bob Barr
    The flood of refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries that the Obama Administration is preparing to distribute to communities across the nation raises very real and understandable security concerns among government officials at the state and local levels, and among the citizenry generally. It is, of course, facile for President Obama to proclaim piously that he "is not a afraid." With the full protection of the U.S. Secret Service, the armed forces, and every law enforcement agency in the country protecting him, why should he fret? The rest of us are not quite so lucky. Whether we, or...
  • Too Late for Carson to Catch up on Homework

    11/25/2015 6:39:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No. Carson had a great number of things going for him: his amazing life story, charm, professional accomplishments, eloquence and courage. I had only one major concern: "While he speaks eloquently and passionately about the importance of doing homework in his own life and for children everywhere, it's not obvious he's taken those lessons to heart when it comes to politics." It's now obvious that he...
  • Thank Liberals for Today's Chaotic and Dangerous World

    11/25/2015 6:22:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Star Parker
    We're in a world today increasingly defined by chaos. At home it's on our college campuses. Abroad it's spreading across the Middle East and spilling over into Europe. Who do we have to thank for it all? Liberals and moral relativists in power in our country and Europe. Liberals have led the way to destroy all sense of moral clarity in our nation, all objective sense of right and wrong and all sense of authority. What's the common ground of these distant and seemingly totally disconnected worlds -- American college campuses and a chaotic Islamic Middle East? In both places,...
  • The New York Times Book Review Cheaters

    11/25/2015 6:16:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but The New York Times would have to consign it to the ghetto for "Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous" books. That's what "The Gray Lady" has done to David Limbaugh and his new book, "The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament." Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner revealed that on the newspaper's Nov. 29 best-seller chart, the Times didn't put David Limbaugh's book at No. 8 on the nonfiction list, where it belonged. They set it aside in the "Advice, How-To and...
  • Free Speech

    11/25/2015 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one's commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to...
  • Self-Defenseless

    11/25/2015 5:12:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | John Stossel
    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll never know. France's guns laws say you may not carry a gun unless police certify that you are "exposed to exceptional risks of harm" to your life. Few people even bother to apply. Fortunately, in America, laws in every state now allow adults to carry...
  • Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 4:59:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink and eat politics 24/7/365 -- including on the Thanksgiving holiday. The thought of it gives me indigestion. Self-absorbed creatures who have no life outside the Beltway world are the most tiresome ogres. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest advised Americans "sitting around the Thanksgiving table" to talk about gun control. The left-wing National Memo published "5 Things To Tell Your Republican relatives at Thanksgiving." And The New York Times served up its own version of "How to Talk to Your Relatives About Politics at Thanksgiving,"...
  • Why Does Global Warming Only Turn Muslims Into Terrorists?

    11/25/2015 4:06:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Erick On The Radio ^ | 11/22/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Global warming is the cause of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world according to Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and other Democrats. Let's add in the Prince of Wales. With a straight face they make this claim, ignoring any and all other evidence to the contrary. But if that is so, if global warming causes terrorism, then I think the Democrats need to answer this question: why does global warming only turn Muslims into terrorists? There are Jews in the Middle East and Africa. There are Christians in the Middle East and Africa. There are animists,...
  • The Case Against Woodrow Wilson at Princeton (NYT)

    11/25/2015 1:01:37 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | By The Editorial Board
    Student protesters at Princeton performed a valuable public service last week when they demanded that the administration acknowledge the toxic legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as university president and New Jersey governor before being elected to the White House. He was an unapologetic racist whose administration rolled back the gains that African-Americans achieved just after the Civil War, purged black workers from influential jobs and transformed the government into an instrument of white supremacy. The protesters’ top goal — convincing the university to rename the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the residential complex known as...
  • Emanuel holds others accountable on police shooting video, not himself

    11/25/2015 12:23:58 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 24, 2015 | By John Kass
    he mayor of Chicago talked a lot about accountability just before he released the police video showing Laquan McDonald gunned down by a cop. But what of the mayor's accountability? He sat on the video for months. If voters had seen it, he wouldn't have been re-elected. So it all worked out for him. And where is the accountability of African-American politicos and others like the Rev. Jesse Jackson, so loud now, pointing their fingers and organizing meetings and demanding accountability from others? When it mattered, they were silent. They didn't demand that the video be released. Why? Because this...