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  • Rudderless U.S. foreign policy - Obama stands by as tyranny spreads

    07/29/2014 7:29:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    From the Middle East to Eurasia, it often seems that President Obama is reacting to events instead of trying to shape them. Americans have begun to see his collective failures as an indictment on his presidency, and they long for clarity and purpose from their president. The clear foreign policy that is grounded in American ideas of promoting liberty abroad and preserving our security at home is what is needed now. That is how we became a superpower. Reversing these ideas allows our adversaries to become stronger and impairs our ability to respond to present-day threats. While Mr. Obama’s foreign-policy...
  • Fire Reid Already

    07/29/2014 10:12:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Shortly before the market crash in 2008, when oil prices were at all-time highs, Harry Reid, Democrat Senate Majority Leader, sold his investments in the energy industry-- according to his public filings-- and bought the healthcare industry instead. Thanks to the ensuing banking panic caused by skyrocketing oil prices and their subsequent crash, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Obama, history now tells us, made one of his first tasks to enrich Wall Street and healthcare companies through the fundamental transformation of healthcare into a government owned subsidiary. And now you know, in a thumbnail sketch,...
  • The real motivation of the president who threatens governors

    07/29/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Big picture.We got a lot of attention last week with a piece about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's revelation that, at a recent meeting, President Obama had threatened the nation's governors that "you'll hear from me" if they criticized him about federal spending.The whole conversation was in the context of National Guard use, but that was sort of beside the point. Obama doesn't like getting called out by anyone for the way he deploys federal resources and power, and he wanted to make it clear to the governors that they had better stay in line and not do anything that would...
  • Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

    07/29/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment to the rule of law. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Affordable Care Act federal health insurance subsidies are available for policies purchased only on state exchanges and not those purchased on the federal exchange. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it...
  • Fighting Parasitic Bureaucracies and Crony Capitalism

    07/29/2014 8:20:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy." All that sounds like rhetoric from the Tea Party or reform conservatives who assail what they call crony capitalism. But it's not a contemporary criticism. Those are phrases from a long essay, written more than half a century ago, by the British historian H. R. Trevor-Roper, titled "The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century." In his plummy prose, Trevor-Roper sought to explain why revolutions or revolts of varying sorts broke out in the British Isles,...
  • Lambs to the GMO Slaughter

    07/29/2014 7:58:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    American diets are being bombarded with genetically modified foods. Big seed companies initiate it. Big government enables it. Big food business loves it. But Americans are the ones paying the price through their pocketbook and especially their health. And worst of all, as the old song goes, it may be "killing you softly." For those who may be unaware, genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified or engineered seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests....
  • Jonathan Gruber, the Flip-Flopping Architect of Obamacare

    07/29/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT · by SteveH · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michsel F. Cannon
    And it is precisely because of Gruber’s intellect and profound familiarity with the PPACA that his attempts to explain away his past statements are not credible. Gruber’s first attempt was, in essence, “Dude, I flaked.” He said his comments were the verbal equivalent of a “typo” — a “speak-o,” as he called it. Then another recording from 2012 emerged in which Gruber said exactly the same thing to a different audience. This was not a “speak-o.” It was part of a presentation Gruber had given multiple times.
  • John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    07/29/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Kerry’s error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations that are its key supporters, Qatar and Turkey. In the process, he has undercut not simply the Israelis but also the Egyptians and the Fatah movement that runs the Palestinian Authority, all of which want to see an end to Hamas rule in Gaza.
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Candidly Speaking: Obama is abandoning Israel

    07/29/2014 4:41:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/27/2014 | ISI LEIBLER
    The media behaved unconscionably in failing to highlight the fact that most of the civilian casualties in Gaza were incurred because Hamas had ordered women and children to ignore Israeli early warnings to evacuate. In the midst of a bitter war – one that Israel sought to avoid – the statements and initiatives from US President Barack Obama and his inept secretary of state, John Kerry, have convinced Hamas that if they maintain their campaign of terror against Israel and the civilians of Gaza, the international community will intervene on their behalf. From Israel’s vantage point, despite the continuing tragic...
  • Promoting ‘Proportionality’ in the Service of Genocide

    07/29/2014 4:37:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014 | Kenneth Levin
    Once again, in warfare between Israel and its neighbors, Israel’s critics note the many more dead and wounded among the Jewish state’s adversaries than among Israelis and attack Israel for disproportionate use of force. While photos of dead and wounded civilians, or of non-combatants desperately fleeing fighting around their homes, should elicit everyone’s sympathy, the translating of that sympathy into a “proportionality” argument with which to beat Israel is less an expression of humane sensitivity to the plight of innocent victims than a display of sanctimonious depravity. International law includes a concept of proportionality as it applies to warfare. Intentionally...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: ‘what are we supposed to do with them?’ On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Michelle Nunn: A Consultant’s Golem Coming for the Jews

    07/29/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 29, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    A golem is a being of inanimate material magically given anthropomorphic abilities. Back when I was a political consultant I would tell candidates that they were lumps of clay to be molded. In a memo discovered by National Review, Michelle Nunn has all the makings of not being her own woman, but rather being a consultant’s golem. Not only a golem, but one whose organization is related to funding for Hamas and now wants Jews to fund her political ambition. The campaign email is filled with great stereotypes. Nunn’s campaign wants gays, Asians, and Jews to fund it, but wants...
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 216 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • Obama Stuck in the Cold War Past (Long article)

    07/28/2014 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | july 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Matthew Continetti, who writes for -- I think the Washington Examiner. I forget where. He has a piece in the Weekly Standard over the weekend that's dated August 4th. I found it over the weekend. "Frozen in the Cold War -- The Roots of Obama’s Weakness Abroad." He makes a great case here that Obama is stuck in a Cold War mentality because he so despised it, he so hated it. And Continetti makes the point that much of this is anti-Reaganism with Obama, and that much we know, because, unlike many in the Drive-By Media during...
  • Democrats Admit Amnesty Is For Political Purposes

    07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That's what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the '14 midterms. In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America. "You'll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. "We didn't make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point...
  • Obama Wants to Close the Borders -- to Keep US Corporations Inside Paying Taxes

    07/28/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you happen to see -- there's a big, exciting news story out there. Did you happen to see where Obama has finally come out and announced he wants to close the border? You didn't see that? You think I'm making it up, right? It's so unbelievable. I'm not making it up. Well, let me find it. Our border, he wants to close our border. But not to people coming in. He wants to close the border to American corporations going out, on this tax business. Walgreens is one example, but American corporations are partnering with overseas...
  • Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool?

    07/28/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 36 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Joe Hotchkiss
    Comic goes tragic: What jughead decided to make Archie a political tool? By Joe Hotchkiss Deputy Editorial Page Editor Sunday, July 20, 2014 So, Death with Archie? Life Without Archie? You’ve heard about this, right? In the latest edition of the comic book Life with Archie, an adult Archie Andrews is gunned down by an unknown assassin. Archie takes the fatal bullet intended for one of his friends, a gay senator working to strengthen gun-control laws in the fictional town of Riverdale. I’m surprised the writers didn’t work in immigration or a spotted owl in there somewhere. “I THINK RIVERDALE...
  • Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

    07/28/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a cease-fire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as...
  • Georgia Democratic Senate candidate’s leaked campaign memo:

    07/28/2014 2:44:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Wish I could take credit for that headline but it’s Aaron Gardner’s. Here’s a nice scoop for Eliana Johnson, who somehow got hold of an early memo prepared by Michelle Nunn’s Senate campaign in Georgia after they stupidly posted it online briefly last winter. Of the many gems within, my second-favorite is the one emphasizing “rural” photo ops to show Georgians that Nunn is one of them. She’s a creature of the Beltway since birth, having grown up in Maryland while her dad Sam served in the Senate, but it’s important when trying to inherit a Senate seat as part...
  • Frozen in the Cold War - The roots of Obama’s weakness abroad

    07/28/2014 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the Black Students Association, but no one remembers seeing him there. He majored in political science, with a concentration in international relations, and classmates and professors say he was an attentive and intelligent student. But he was not an active participant in student life. He was not a student radical. He did not go on a hunger strike. He did not storm any administration...
  • Our duty is to stand firm in the face of Russian aggression

    07/28/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Stephen Harper
    The world is saddened and rightfully outraged by images of the charred remnants of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and by the loss of almost 300 people from 11 countries, strewn across fields in eastern Ukraine. While the grim work of identifying victims’ remains and tracking down the perpetrators of this appalling crime is just beginning, the world can be certain of one thing: There can be no weakening of our resolve to punish the Putin regime for threatening the peace and security of eastern and central Europe. Although we may refer to militants in eastern Ukraine as “pro-Russian separatists,” we...
  • Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

    07/28/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Editor's note: Elizabeth Slattery coauthored this piece. When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Obama, it seems, likes his chances with the full court. And why not? He “hand-packed” it himself. The legal issue at hand is whether the IRS has the authority to subsidize health coverage bought through insurance exchanges run by the feds....
  • Great Moments in Government, from Banning Bake Sales to Limiting Mistresses

    07/28/2014 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Michelle Obama wants the federal government to tell us what kind of food to eat. I actually wouldn’t object if she merely used a bully pulpit to encourage healthier eating. But the busy-body crowd in Washington has a hard time distinguishing between giving advice and engaging in coercion. So we now have legislation that gives Washington the power to interfere with food in local schools. But not everybody is rolling over, particularly when federal rules are coercing states into banning bake sales. The National Journal reports on growing resistance to this absurd example of nanny statism from Washington. Here are...
  • Udall, Dems Want Us to Work for Food, and Food Only

    07/28/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    There is good and there is evil. Good is the healthy state, functioning optimally according to its design. Evil can be defined as a conscious state of disorder, a parasite that thrives on conquering the good. Humans are creatures of a magnificent design. They start out innocent enough, generally attracted to good. But all people seem to be subject to the attentions of evil, sometimes as a victim and sometimes as a participant. The vast majority of humans are kind and interesting, regardless of their culture, religion, race, or party affiliation. And right about the age of six, they are...
  • What Constitution did President Obama Teach?

    07/28/2014 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Barack Obama famously declared that as a former teacher of Constitutional law, he actually respects the Constitution, unlike his predecessor in the Oval Office. Subsequent events make it fair to wonder exactly how he shows this respect. Some on the Left barely conceal their disdain for the world-changing handiwork of dead white males. Reverence for the Constitution isn’t universal even among its chief custodians. Justice Ruth Ginsburg raised eyebrows when she advised Egyptian civic activists she wouldn’t look to the US Constitution as a model today. She pointed instead to the constitutions of South Africa, Canada, and the European Charter...
  • Deception alert: Sorry, AP, 'sluggish' growth doesn't make economy 'sturdier'

    07/28/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Nice try.Economic news tends to be confusing no matter where you get it from, but you really want to avoid getting from the Associated Press – and all the more so from local and regional newspapers who pick up AP stories and then put their own spins on the headlines.You end up, as we did in Atlanta this past week, with stories based on huge deceptions that try to use numbers within the stories to mean what they don’t really mean.The AP ran a story this week headlined: “U.S. economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier.” That sounds like a...
  • Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

    07/28/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious souls will inadvertently perish as a result? One calls him a coward, a fool and a monster. Such are the men of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinian Authority – terrorists all. They are purposefully slaughtering their own citizenry. There are but two things to blame...
  • Standing up to the People of the Gun

    07/28/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/28/14 | Laura Washington LauraSWashington@aol.com
    It’s a picture-perfect summer day, bright sun, sparkling skies. And here I am, stuck waiting for another press conference in another stuffy meeting room. Up front stood a bundle of boys and girls, 25 or so, preschoolers in pigtails, strapping youths sporting football jerseys, assembled at the podium, to pose with the politicians and preachers. What’s wrong with this picture? These kids should be in play lots, parks and backyards. They should not be props at a photo op at a West Side church, waiting for the boring adults to make boring their speeches. Perversely, this is the best place...
  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@syracuse.com
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza

    07/28/2014 8:12:34 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-26-2014 | Byron York - Commentary
    July 26, 2014 The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza Byron York In an almost farcical twist on the recent political debate, the Obama White House has joined the Democratic fundraising apparatus in what appears to be a campaign to encourage Republicans to impeach the president. In the past 48 hours, first lady Michelle Obama, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, White House spokesman Josh Earnest, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and others have raised the specter of an Obama impeachment. The first lady was first to broach the subject, in a Thursday evening fundraising speech in...
  • Public Utility Attempting to Buy Arizona Elections

    07/28/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    What’s happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder. And I’m not talking about the border crisis. I am talking about the state’s largest regulated utility, Arizona Public Service (APS). APS is literally attempting to purchase its regulators in the state’s August 26th Republican primary (early ballots go out this week). If successful, the implications are national, especially for fledgling solar power, and crony capitalism will have a new model that will boomerang on the Republican Party. First, a little background. APS has concluded that too much energy choice via rooftop solar is bad for it....
  • A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

    07/28/2014 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them. Doctors and medical professionals should be allowed to carry concealed. Last week, a psychiatrist named Dr. Lee Silverman technically broke the letter of the law by carrying concealed at work. He courageously saved innocent lives by pulling his trigger on a mad gunman before anyone else scarcely had time to dial 911. On July 24, a 49-year-old patient of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital smuggled a loaded firearm into the Darby, Pennsylvania medical complex. Richard...
  • Hamas’ evil lurks beneath the surface

    07/28/2014 7:17:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-28-14 | Michael Goodwin
    As casualties mount and calls  for a cease-fire grow, the war  in Gaza is probably close to  quitting time. But nobody should be foolish enough to think that silencing the guns will mean a return to the pre-war status quo. For Israel, a business-as-usual approach is no longer possible. The barrage of Hamas rockets cannot be tolerated again because the weapons’ increased range puts the entire population in harm’s way. But something else also happened in the last two weeks, and the shock waves are just starting to roll through Israeli society. The discovery of Hamas’ vast tunnel system, which...
  • How Muslims Think-July 28, 2014

    07/28/2014 7:13:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Arieh Eldad
    I was instrumental in establishing the “Israeli National Skin Bank”, which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations. This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery. This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza, who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her. Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of...
  • Devil in Global Warming Details

    07/28/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | John Ransom
    The global warming fear mongers are at it again. Twice recently they’ve been caught in the act-- not only are they lying, they're so desperate that they're starting to look ridiculous. “Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year,” reports the UK’s University of Leeds, “twice as much as when it was last surveyed. A team of scientists from the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, led by researchers at the University of Leeds, have produced the first complete assessment of Antarctic ice sheet elevation change.” Like...
  • Kristen Bell is the Latest Celebrity to Fail at Politics and Economics

    07/28/2014 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Kristen Bell. You were so great as sassy, wisecracking teen detective in Veronica Mars. And I teared up right along with you about sloths on the Ellen Show. But while your Mary Poppins spoof to pump up support for raising the minimum wage was definitely cute and well-produced, it was a little fact-challenged. Bell’s argument, made in rhyme, boils down to: raise the minimum wage three bucks to bump all workers over the poverty line. Seems simple, doesn’t it? And appealing. Who doesn’t want fewer people living in poverty? Who could object to a “living wage?” But in politics, the...
  • Give Low Income Americans Exit Option From Social Security

    07/28/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Star Parker
    America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree – the victim – and the timid, in how we’re approaching these challenges. Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman wrote a column this week drawing attention to the latest dire projections from the Congressional Budget Office. CBO projects the nation sinking deeper and deeper into an ocean of red ink. Under a business-as-usual scenario, the Senator notes, we’ll pile...
  • Nixon: Painfully Shy, But Craving Great Purpose

    07/28/2014 5:56:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Perfect candor wasn't Richard Nixon's strong suit. But he spoke the gospel truth when he described himself as "an introvert in an extrovert's profession." He was one of the most successful political campaigners of the 20th century: winning election to both houses of Congress, serving two terms as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president, and twice winning the White House in his own right — the second time by a 49-state landslide. Nixon spent decades in the public eye, and was indefatigable in pursuit of votes. Yet rarely has a politician seemed less suited for the political life. When he resigned the...
  • Another View -- Mike Biundo: Where is Shaheen's gas price outrage now?

    07/28/2014 4:33:56 AM PDT · by sopwith · 13 replies
    the union leader ^ | July 27. 2014 7:36PM | MIKE BIUNDO
    SIX YEARS AGO, Jeanne Shaheen was quick to attack then-Sen. John Sununu on the cost of gasoline. This was a time when New Hampshire consumers were paying around $4 a gallon. In television ads and on the stump, Shaheen argued that the senator deserved blame for not doing more to bring prices down. Her supporters even held protests at his offices to highlight her position. One of her supporters went so far as to dress up as a gas pump to follow Sen. Sununu around at events claiming he wasn’t doing enough to “help the middle-class” deal with fuel prices....
  • Bracing for Amnesty

    07/28/2014 2:45:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/28/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Amnesty is coming — big time.Americans need to brace themselves for a huge new wave of Obama-led lawlessness because the president is planning what a top schemer in the White House calls a “very significant” executive action on immigration after the summer. Undoubtedly this means some kind of amnesty for illegal aliens is in the works over and above what Obama has already done, the Constitution and public fury notwithstanding.Obama’s “planned executive orders” would give legal status “to another 5–6 million illegal immigrants,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-Alabama). “This would effectively end immigration enforcement in America.”Leftist congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) boasted...
  • How the Media Support Hamas' Efforts to Delegitimize Israel

    07/28/2014 2:37:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/28/2014 | Noah Beck
    The Palestinians long ago realized that they cannot defeat Israel militarily and opted instead to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has approached this goal by pushing for unilateral diplomatic recognition, a strategy facilitated by its claim to represent a peaceful approach to the conflict with Israel. That claim became far less credible once the PA (1) accepted Hamas, which the U.S. State Department has designated as a terrorist group, into a unity government, and (2) more recently embraced Hamas' violent attacks. Like the PA, Hamas also seeks to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel, and uses its...
  • I Played by the Rules on Immigration. Why Is the U.S. Making It So Hard for Me to Become a Doctor?

    07/28/2014 2:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/28/2014 | Brandon Macknofsky
    Fifteen years ago, when I was 6, my parents and I moved to the United States from Canada, where I was born. Since moving to this great country, I have attended elementary, middle and high school in Coral Springs, Fla., and I’m currently pursuing a bachelor degree in biological sciences and pre-med at Florida Atlantic University.I’m also a “non-resident alien,” meaning I was able to stay in the United States first under a visa because of my father’s job and now thanks to a student visa. But because of my status as a non-resident alien, I have paid out-of-state tuition...
  • Menstrual Activism

    07/27/2014 11:12:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | Mike Adams
    In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.” As a part of the course, Fahs asked students to break into groups and engage in what she termed "menstrual activism." More specifically, students were asked to choose some aspect of cultural attitudes toward menstruation that they wanted to "improve." Before you continue reading this column, please know that I'm not making this up and I'm not hallucinating. I stopped dropping acid in the late 1980s. Some of you may be wondering what kinds of "cultural...
  • Halbig and Hammurabi

    07/27/2014 9:53:02 AM PDT · by SteveH · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 27, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ... Perhaps it is not the case that in the 21st-century United States we can live under something as simple and straightforward as the Code of Hammurabi. But the principle is the same: We write laws down in order that citizens may know what is permissible under the generally promulgated rules of the polity. The writing down of laws was the first step on the road from subject to citizen, and to reverse that is to do violence to more than grammatical propriety, Mr. Klein’s huffery-puffery notwithstanding. The written law was the first real constraint on the power of kings....
  • U.S. citizens created Border Crises

    07/27/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 27, 2014 | By Jeff Darcy
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The flood of Central American women and children crossing the border into the U.S. is not a refugee crisis, or a border crisis, it's an humanitarian crisis, created by the actions of U.S. citizens and inaction of their elected leaders. While children have walked hundreds of miles, risking violence along the way as they try to escape it, Congress has hardly moved a foot on U.S. immigration reform and not at all on gun control. How many of the politicians ranting about the children crossing the border have ever lifted a finger to restrict the free-low of...
  • Who Said It? Some Amazing Flip-Flops on Same-Sex Marriage

    07/27/2014 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Are you ready to take a little test? I’m going to ask a series of short, informational questions followed by one philosophical question, so the test is in two parts. Part One: Informational Who said this and when did he or she say it? Quote: “I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or reconsidered.” Answer: That was former President Bill Clinton in an interview with the flagship gay publication The Advocate in 1996. Quote:...
  • Bret Baier's Challenged Heart

    07/27/2014 7:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Any parent who tells you that they have never struggled with a child most likely is playing a little loose with the truth. Every family I have ever encountered, no matter how strong or faith committed, has had a challenge that has tested their resolve -- with most surviving the test. Then there are those who have to live through unimaginable tests of character. Bret Baier was floating through life on a trajectory that few ever experience. His career was reaching an apex: he was on a path to be named as anchor of Fox News’ Special Report. He had...
  • I’m Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws

    07/27/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7-26-14 | Dick Heller
    In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation’s capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing “Mother-knows-what’s-best-for-you” attitude about our Constitutional rights. Even though D.C.’s mayor city council deeply desire to be a state, they aren’t willing to do what a state must do when they lose a Supreme Court case. The Heller decision, and the cases that followed such as McDonald v Chicago and Moore v Madigan, made it abundantly clear that keepinging D.C. residents defenseless outside their homes was unconstitutional . . . My friend Tim McNabb and his wife are here...
  • Obama has his head in the sand over America's corporate exodus

    07/27/2014 2:50:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/2014 | Jeremy Warner
    When companies are heading for the door as fast as they decently can, you have to ask yourself why? President Obama's approach is a rather different one; let's just lock the door and stop them from leaving.On both sides of the US political divide, America's apparent corporate exodus via so-called "inversion takeovers" is a source of growing concern. However, their response to the problem could hardly be more different. Broadly, Republicans want to deal with the issue by lowering corporate tax rates; but Democrats want to stop the outflow by changing the rules. As things stand, these allow companies to...