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  • PBS Star Ken Burns Rants About Racist America, Where Cops Guns Down Blacks 'Almost Weekly'

    05/23/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2015 | 12:07 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    “Today, there’s nothing new under the sun,” intoned hallowed PBS filmmaker Ken Burns as he lamented the persistence of racial inequality in the United States in a commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis. So reported USA Today College. Recalling the lofty text of the Declaration of Independence, Burns reminded his audience that Jefferson, the declaration’s author, owned more than 100 slaves. Jefferson’s hypocrisy is alive and well today, opined Burns, in the form of “color-blindness” that he believes ignores the reality of structural racism. Burns -- a dogmatic liberal who made a shameless Ted Kennedy-boosting Democratic convention film...
  • The Curious Myth of Hillary Clinton's Senate Effectiveness (Hussein was empty suit in 2008)

    05/23/2015 8:32:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/02/08 | Adam Hanft
    Frankly, I'm tired of listening to Senator Clinton portray herself as being in the solutions business -- as boasting a nice, fat resume of accomplishments -- while mocking Barack Obama for being a rhetorical empty suit. Is she truly a beacon of experience? Because I couldn't think of a single piece of legislation that has her name stuck proudly on the front of it, no equivalent of McCain-Feingold, for example, I headed straight for her campaign website to see what glorious aspects of her vaunted experience I was missing. Actually, I was missing nothing. There is not one single example...
  • EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

    05/23/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board. The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it...
  • Justice for Freddie Gray

    05/23/2015 6:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    A Baltimore grand jury handed down indictments against six police officers Thursday in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the latest chapter in a saga that captured national attention when riots erupted last month following Gray's funeral. Gray's death doesn't lend itself easily to simplistic racial explanations, which were seized upon in other highly publicized deaths of black men in police custody over the past year, including the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. Three of the accused officers are white; three are black. Five are men, and one...
  • Free The Students

    05/23/2015 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    The May 3 assault on a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, prompted much discussion about the assailants' connections to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh. Did ISIS run them as agents? Are they part of a new network of terror in the West? There is no domestic policy issue more important than the need to liberate America’s children from monopoly school systems that are not meeting their needs. Sometimes the issue is framed as “school choice.” But that term is misleading. The vast majority of parents are already participating in a system of school choice....
  • School Bans Jesus, Bible From Child's Assignment

    05/23/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Mackenzie Fraiser is 12-years-old. She’s a sixth grader at Somerset Academy, a charter school in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mackenzie is also a Christian. In February, she was instructed by her technology teacher to create a PowerPoint demonstration about her life. One of the requirements was to include a slide with an inspirational message. So Mackenzie decided to use a Bible verse – specifically John 3:16. That familiar passage reads: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” But the teacher had a problem...
  • What Liberals Can Learn About How To Succeed At Life From Female UFC Champ Ronda Rousey

    05/23/2015 4:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | John Hawkins
    “People love the idea of winning an Olympic medal or a world title. But what few people realize is that pretty much every second leading up to the actual win is uncomfortable, painful, and impossibly daunting—physically and mentally. Most people focus on the wrong thing: They focus on the result, not the process. The process is the sacrifice; it is all the hard parts—the sweat, the pain, the tears, the losses. You make the sacrifices anyway. You learn to enjoy them, or at least embrace them. In the end, it is the sacrifices that must fulfill you.” – Ronda Rousey...
  • Where Is Scott Walker?

    05/23/2015 2:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Marin Cogan
    Over the last three months, the GOP's Iowa front-runner has become an incredible, shrinking presence on the campaign trail. Sure, he's still touring the country, introducing himself to voters, telling them how unafraid he was to stand up to the unions and liberal protesters he battled in Wisconsin, but he's also ducking out of uncontrolled situations, skipping questions from the press, and spending more time on small or private events, usually packed with friendly crowds. Last week, when he traveled to Israel — usually an occasion to invite reporters or hold a press conference — Walker held no press events....
  • This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

    05/23/2015 12:14:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    Salon ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chauncey DeVega
    Earlier this week, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with hundreds of spent bullet cartridges strewn about, broken bodies everywhere, and police and other local municipal services overwhelmed. By the end of melee, nine outlaws were dead, 18 wounded, and at least 165 people were arrested; 120 guns were recovered at the crime scene. In late April and early May, African-American young people protested the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore police. Those peaceful protests...
  • Obamacare May Force Some Insurers to Boost Their Premiums an Alarming Amount

    05/22/2015 10:48:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Slate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On the whole, the Affordable Care Act is working pretty well, getting more people insured and increasing the quality of insurance overall. But on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported an alarming development: Health insurers on many state exchanges are looking to boost their premiums a ridiculous amount in 2016. New Mexico's leading provider, for instance, is seeking a 51.6 percent hike, while Maryland's is seeking a 30.4 percent hike. (Insurers in other states, like Vermont and Indiana, are asking for minimal increases.) Libertarian and conservative outlets are, predictably, citing the rate hike as yet another Obamacare catastrophe. But it's...
  • ACLU: 'Communism is the Goal'

    03/25/2011 7:42:49 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 39 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 03-25-2011 | Matt Barber
    Irony is defined as "the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning." The term doublespeak means "evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse." There is perhaps no greater example of ironic doublespeak than inclusion of the phrase "civil liberties" within the inapt designation: "American Civil Liberties Union." Indeed, few leftist organizations in existence today can compete with the ACLU in terms of demonstrated hostility toward what the Declaration of Independence describes as "certain unalienable rights" with which Americans are "endowed by their Creator." Consider the doublespeak inherent throughout the...
  • There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let's Stop Pretending

    05/22/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If you're an intellectually curious person -- and if you're a journalist, let's assume that you are -- you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It's inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics. It's unrealistic to expect that even the most conscientious journalist can wholly divorce his or her professional work from his or her philosophical positions. And even if that person were to put forth the sincerest effort possible, biases are likely to...
  • The Drive-Bys Are Obsessed with Hillary Because They're Worried About Hillary

    05/22/2015 1:23:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, folks, a little heads-up here: There's gonna be a document dump. The State Department is scheduled to do another patented Friday evening document dump today, and what they're gonna release is 850 or so Hillary Clinton e-mails that are related to Benghazi. Never mind -- you're not supposed to remember -- that Hillary Clinton claimed she never did any official business using her private e-mail account. You're not supposed to remember that. Because today we're gonna get 850 Hillary e-mails from her private server related to Benghazi. So typical of the Clintons, so typical of the Democrat Party,...
  • The Killing of Free Speech

    05/22/2015 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Do blondes really have more fun? That's a question often thrown at a serious woman with brainy gray matter under her golden tresses. The popular perception that blondes paid for those tresses with diminished intellectual power remains pervasive in the culture. (You could Google it.) But it's specifically used as a cudgel by the left if a particular blonde is a conservative. These critics increasingly employ a variation on the theme to disparage any good-looking blonde you're likely to find on one specific network. (Guess which one.) "So pervasive is the smear that all the female commentators and anchors on...
  • Wi-Fi Doctor Turns Up on Fox & Friends

    05/22/2015 1:05:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you know, as sure as I called it, I'm telling you, remember the story we had yesterday on the Wi-Fi? A supposed doctor -- he's a doctor of environmental science -- has released his results from surveys or research or whatever that 5% of the population is susceptible to Wi-Fi sickness. And if you were here yesterday I spent a little bit of time on this 'cause I saw it was a lead item on Drudge, and I said, "I know what that means. Here we go." A totally manufactured new illness to create panic and...
  • The danger of climate denial - It's no laughing matter

    05/22/2015 12:22:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2015 | staff
    It's Memorial Day, and the forecast is for renewed mocking and derision regarding man-made climate change from the know-nothing, science-averse wing of the Republican Party. President Barack Obama's warning—issued during his commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremonies Wednesday—that climate change represents a national security threat seems certain to provoke that kind of stormy reaction.[SNIP]Among the Republicans running for president, climate change denial is the current mode of thinking for most....it's hard to see anyone in the crowd calling for military preparedness. Mostly, the candidates appear interested in sidestepping the topic (albeit in a disapproving manner)..The result...
  • Flying as Close to the Flame as Hillary Dares(Everything About the Clintons Is a Lie)

    05/22/2015 12:18:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Everything about the Clintons, both Hillary and Bubba, is a lie, including (to steal a memorable line from the author Mary McCarthy) the “a,” the “and,” and the “the.” Neither Bubba nor Hillary know how to tell the truth, but both of them are masters at spinning the lie. The dump of some of Hillary’s official emails this week reveals just how she operated as the secretary of State, employing an old courtier to help her deceive and distort the facts about her role in hanging an American ambassador out to die in Benghazi. Mrs. Clinton not only set up...
  • The state of Palestine? Still mired in Jew hatred

    05/22/2015 11:43:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-22-2015 | GIL TROY
    Palestinian rhetoric and behavior reflect their honest intentions: their official organs and most of their leaders seek Israel’s destruction. State of Palestine A Palestinian supporter wears Palestinian and Union Jack flags outside the Parliament in London during October's vote on recognizing a state of Palestine. (photo credit:REUTERS) dShare on Facebook hShare on Twitter With the Palestinians taking Israel to the International Criminal Court and trying to kick Israel out of the international soccer league, FIFA, while still boycotting normal, constructive, personal, economic or cultural ties with Israel, their war against the Jews continues. Even if Pope Francis – whom I...
  • Hillary schools LinkedIn: Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business

    05/22/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by lwd · 10 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 5-21-2015 | Hillary Clinton's ghost writer
    When I was growing up, my father owned a small business. And when I say small, I mean small: It was my father and an occasional day laborer. My mother, brothers, and I would help do the silkscreen printing on the drapery fabrics he sold. We were an all-hands-on-deck operation, guided by my father’s belief that if you worked hard and did what you were supposed to do, opportunities would be there for you. Despite generations of progress on so many other fronts, it’s still too hard to get a business started today. Hard work is no longer enough to...
  • Meet the Bill Maher From the Right Who is Changing Entertainment

    05/22/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservatives frequently complain there are not enough of us in show business, but that may be because they are overlooking some of their top talent. Evan Sayet, a former mainstream stand-up comic and writer for comedians like Bill Maher, has hosted The Right to Laugh for years, the longest running conservative commentary show in America. He is taking his show on tour around the country this year, with stops in Phoenix, Chicago, Boston and New York. Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Larry Elder and Dennis Prager all call him "brilliant." Hugh Hewitt describes him this way, “There’s funny, there’s VERY funny...
  • War is a Four-Letter Word Spelled I-R-A-N

    05/22/2015 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) recently briefed members of the Israel Allies Caucus on Capitol Hill. He spoke to supporters about Iran. Leading off with a question from decades ago: "What distinguishes the United States' nuclear missile arsenal from that of the Soviet Union?" That question was asked of President John F. Kennedy. And that young President answered succinctly: Attitude. Exactly right. The attitude of the United States is not one of dominance and aggression, whereas that of the USSR was undeniably so. President Kennedy had only to point to the Berlin Wall--a ugly spike driven through the heart of...
  • Can Republican Men Criticize Hillary?

    05/22/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible, if unsuccessful, campaign for a U.S. senate seat from California. In the early going of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, she is receiving enthusiastic responses from Republican audiences. Though I've long been skeptical of non-politicians running for president of the United States, I'm open to the possibility that she has what it takes -- but only if the premise is that she is offering something besides estrogen....
  • A Smorgasbord of Head-shakers

    05/22/2015 9:03:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Other than about a billion things, I'm feeling pretty upbeat about the current state of our nation under the leadership of those whose worldview and priorities I simply cannot fathom. I would prefer not to be negative -- even less so to be pessimistic and, still less, cynical -- but current trends warrant serious concern. In the end, it's not negative, pessimistic or cynical to point out egregious conditions, especially if your aim is to alert your fellow citizens to the gravity of the problems and help ignite conditions that would put in place a plan to reverse this insanity....
  • Will Accomplishment Deficit be Hillary's Undoing?

    05/22/2015 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here's one more. Bloomberg Politics convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats. Nearly all loved Hillary. "She's a bad mama-jama," said one female participant. Bad mama-jama is good, by the way. The woman explained that Clinton is "not afraid to step up" or "afraid to say, 'No. I don't want to do it that way. I'm going to do it this way.'" Another participant insisted that Clinton is a "better woman than I am" -- a great standard for selecting a president, to be sure...
  • ISIS Targets City that Inspired Washington, D.C. for Destruction

    05/22/2015 7:22:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS Targets City that Inspired Washington, D.C. for DestructionPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 22, 2015 @ 12:29 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 30 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.The great columns and pediments of Washington, D.C. that give it a Roman and Greek air have their origins in a lost city in the Syrian desert. After Robert Wood and James Dawkins visited the ruins of Palmyra [2] in the eighteenth century, the illustrations of the bare columns and broken arches helped inspire neoclassical...
  • Obama on Fall of Ramadi: “Hey, We’re Winning in Shiite Areas”

    05/22/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama on Fall of Ramadi: “Hey, We’re Winning in Shiite Areas”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 21, 2015 @ 1:32 pm In The Point | 12 Comments [1]And you know by “we”, he means Iran.There’s a pattern to Obama’s rhetoric after a disaster. His crisis management rhetoric after the fall of Ramadi follows the predictable blueprint. Step 1. Disavow Responsibility“There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.” Step 2. Mention All the Parts of Iraq Not Taken Over...
  • The Attack on Self-Defense

    05/22/2015 7:17:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Barry Loberfeld
    The Attack on Self-DefensePosted By Barry Loberfeld On May 22, 2015 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments [1]Some years back, a public service TV ad depicted patients being told by a doctor that they had a tobacco-related illness: lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, etc. It asked, “If you’re not planning to quit smoking, then what are you planning?” So let me ask: If you’re not planning to use a firearm to defend your home against invasion, what are you planning to do?Modern liberalism has long mocked even the possibility of citizen self-defense: People imagine themselves getting the...
  • How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    05/22/2015 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | May 22, 2015 | Pema Levy
    For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a law that undercut the power of public sector unions. Prosecutors allege that Walker and his aides illegally coordinated with conservative groups that were raising money and running ads to support Walker and his Republican allies. At least one group at the center of the probe, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, has gone to court to stop the investigation. Its fate now rests with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will rule...
  • On H1B Visas: Scott Walker Will Fight For American Workers, Senators Cruz and Rubio Not So Much.

    05/22/2015 5:42:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Red State ^ | May 22, 2015 | Repair Man Jack
    Why Scott Walker FLip-Flopped. One of the few intelligent and worthwhile things that John Maynard Keynes contributed to society is the following quote “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” Governor Scott Walker’s information has recently changed. Remember that Governor Walker had the guts to back down the Progressive Establishment in The Democratic Party of Wisconsin. It thus comes as no surprise that he also has the guts to take on the increasingly progressive and less pro-American pro-immigration caucus in the GOP. Walker explains his qualms concerning this headlong rush to replace domestic American...
  • The 'Science' of Sex Education

    05/22/2015 5:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    There's no classroom experience the libertine supports more mightily than "sex education." They have struggled to banish even a whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and "science-based" ideology is allowed. The Daily Beast website recently celebrated a San Francisco ruling: "Hero Judge Rules Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is Illegal." Judge Donald Black ruled "access to medically and socially appropriate sexual education is an important public right," and that one district had provided "medically inaccurate information," like the notion that sexual abstinence prevents pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Do the guardians of "science" -- like the happy...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • Key to Changing Hearts And Minds: Don't Lie or Bully

    05/22/2015 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    More Americans than ever before -- a record-high of 60 percent, according to Gallup this week -- support gay marriage. But in the wake of a new scandal rocking the academic world, it's a good time to remind partisans and activists that the ends don't always justify the means. This week it was revealed that a highly publicized study -- celebrated by many in the media as "groundbreaking" -- was actually faked. UCLA grad student Michael LaCour and Columbia professor Donald Green purported to show that a 20-minute conversation with a gay person made people more supportive of gay marriage....
  • Elian Gonzalez at 21

    05/22/2015 4:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mark Davis
    The recent surrender of America’s tough line against Cuban communism got me to thinking about various moments in Cuban-American history. Not long ago, I noted the 21st birthday of Elian Gonzalez, the boy returned to his father in Cuba after his mother died in a 1999 attempt to bring him to America in a small aluminum boat. The talk-show wars were furious during that winter and spring of fifteen years ago. I explained to callers that I shared their wish for Elian to grow up in America, and their lament at the prospect of returning him to the communist dictatorship...
  • Community Builders

    05/22/2015 4:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In Genesis 2:18, God says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." Thus, he creates the woman, making mankind male and female. Whether one takes the story of Genesis literally, as I do, or as a metaphor, the essential point is clear and objectively true. Mankind is a relational being and requires community and companionship. The actions of the individual affect the community. The point was made clear in 1624 when John Donne wrote his Meditation XVII and the line "no man is an island" flowed from his...
  • How Obama Radically Transformed America's Patent System

    05/22/2015 4:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about or have ever contemplated -- which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of entrepreneurial inventors' labor. It's yet another progressive horror story of abandoning what works in the name of what's politically trendy. For left-wing saboteurs and their Big Business GOP enablers, this means throwing our unique patent system and its constitutional underpinnings under an 18-wheeler. So-called "patent reform" proposals continue to plague Capitol Hill. But like health care "reform" and education "reform,"...
  • If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    05/21/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    WDRB ^ | May 20, 2015 | John David Dyche
    It appears that 17.3 percent of Kentucky's registered Republicans have by 83 votes nominated Matt Bevin to be the party's candidate for governor. We will not know this for certain, however, until the recanvass requested by apparent runner-up James Comer is completed, and perhaps after that if there is an actual recount. Democrats nominated Jack Conway. His opponent, a complete unknown who did not mount a serious campaign, nonetheless got more than one out of every five votes cast. Conway supposedly wanted Bevin to win. He got his wish and will soon regret it if Bevin's well-run primary campaign and...
  • Wi-Fi Sickness Sweeps the Nation

    05/21/2015 6:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You ready for this one? This was the lead story, it still is the lead story at the Drudge Report. CBS News New York, Eyeball News 2. "Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick." Now, this is one of those stories, see the headline, you might read the first paragraph. And you think, okay, here comes another kook. She may be, probably is, but that doesn't mean that this story's gonna go away and die. I mean, look where you cannot smoke now if you're a smoker because people claiming to be 300 feet away from you...
  • What Happens If Coffman Says No (CO Senate race)

    05/21/2015 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016. Coffman will have breakfast Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will surely make the case to convince the four-term lawmaker to try and join him across the rotunda. Asked about recruitment efforts, Coffman quipped, “Pressure, pressure, pressure.” Coffman is taking his time. He told CQ Roll Call a decision...
  • Clueless Democrats Can't Name a Single Hillary Accomplishment --

    05/21/2015 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bloomberg TV's John Heilemann and what's his name, Mark Halperin, put together a focus group in Iowa for their television show, With All Due Respect. It's just a bunch of people in Iowa. Not a single one of them, when asked, could name a single achievement of Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. It was Democrat voters. It was Iowa Democrat voters. They were there in this focus group to discuss Hillary's prospects for winning the presidency in 2016. These people are asked, "What did she accomplish that you consider significant as secretary of state?" and not...
  • Have You Seen What's Happening in Ferguson and Baltimore?

    05/21/2015 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this. "Michael Brown Memorial to be Replaced With Plaque." This is the Gentle Giant in Ferguson, Missouri. They had a memorial there for the guy. Look, look, wait, now. We've gotta be very, very tiptoe on this one. The Gentle Giant, who robbed a convenience store for Swisher Sweets 'cause he wanted to roll some blunts, while walking down the middle of the street, eagerly thinking about his upcoming college days, was gunned down in cold blood with his hands up running away while the cop shot him in the back. I know that's not how it...
  • Barack Obama: Comic Genius

    05/21/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And speaking of comedy -- no, no, not the Letterman show. Obama. Commencement speech, the Coast Guard. It's flat-out embarrassing. It's uproariously funny. By the way, have you heard that ISIS now controls more than half of Syria? More than half of Syria, ISIS now controls. We can add Libya to it pretty soon. We got Iraq on their way to Baghdad. And there's Obama. Greetings, my friends, great to have you, and Rush Limbaugh, behind the Golden EIB Microphone. More broadcast excellence as you've come to know, love, and expect here. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on...
  • We Made the Right Decision to Invade Iraq

    05/21/2015 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The U.S. was absolutely right to invade and conquer Iraq in 2003. It suddenly has become a stock question to ask candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination a seemingly simple question: would you have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing then what we know now? And most of them have fumbled badly. And the usual liberal suspects are jabbering away about how the war was based on a bunch of lies and utterly unjustified. Let me explain the proper and most sensible answer to this question. I have always been surprised that nobody seems to see the crucial importance of...
  • Our Crazy Treatment of the Mentally Ill

    05/21/2015 2:47:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being Tasered by sheriff's deputies in a Fairfax, Va., cell. What they had in common, besides expiring abruptly while in the hands of law enforcement officers, is mental illness. Denis Reyes was afflicted by bipolar disorder. James Brown reported being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Natasha McKenna had a history of schizophrenia. We used to warehouse the mentally ill in overcrowded,...
  • Prince Charles' Defense of the Patagonian Toothfish and More

    05/21/2015 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Last week, Prince Charles, in all likelihood the next monarch of Great Britain, suffered a defeat. For 10 years he and his aides have resisted a concerted effort to make public certain letters written by him and sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair and several of his ministers. The British newspaper, The Guardian, had sought the letters -- 27 written in 2004 and 2005 -- under a Freedom of Information Act inquiry. Now Britain's Supreme Court has ordered that the letters be released to the public. So this is one the royals lost and the anti-monarchists at The...
  • Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

    05/21/2015 2:19:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | by Jack Rothman
    I see that unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, are out in full force championing the $15 an hour minimum wage. Business leaders scoff at this. The average CEO earns just over 350 times as much as the work force below. Those executives need to come down from the stratosphere and breathe real air. If we truly want to make that happen, how about joining the new $15 minimum wage with a $15 million maximum income? Could CEOs somehow manage to subsist on that? I think so. And then all of us could live pretty comfortably and in...
  • The False God of Politics

    05/21/2015 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins. We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don't bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put our faith in the false god of politics, despite its track record of not being able to achieve all of the things we project upon it. The late comedian George Carlin may have put the blame for this where it belongs: "Never underestimate the power of stupid...
  • Black Racism Fatigue Will Hurt Democrats in 2016

    05/21/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Conservatives say "you can be somebody." Liberals say "you should hate somebody." The latter mentality is exactly what we've seen play out in Ferguson and Baltimore. Black riots, dead cops at the hands of black youths, thugs memorialized as heroes and our first lady who's grown up privileged, gives a speech at Tuskegee University in front of more privileged blacks as if she just dried off after being hosed down by Democrat Bull Connor. Give me a break! Students who are inheriting a post-civil rights America have been conditioned to believe they're getting a pre-civil rights America thanks to our...
  • What If We Didn't Have a Constitution?

    05/21/2015 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if we didn't have a Constitution? What if the government were elected by custom and tradition, but not by law? What if election procedures and official titles and government responsibilities merely followed those that preceded them, and not because any of this was compelled by law, but because that's what folks came to expect? What if those elected to office, and those appointed to it, as well, took oaths to uphold the Constitution? What if those who took the oaths promised fidelity to the Constitution? What if the Constitution declares itself to be the supreme law of the land?...
  • Iraq and the White House Time Machine

    05/21/2015 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    EVERYONE HAD a field day with Jeb Bush's mishandling of the Iraq question Megyn Kelly posed during a TV interview last week: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?" Over the course of several days, Bush's answer switched from a firm yes ("I would have") to a firm no ("I would not have gone into Iraq"). Other GOP presidential hopefuls, quick to exploit Bush's fumble, quickly declared that in hindsight they wouldn't have gone to war. Obviously there will be no do-over of the Iraq war authorization; the next president can't hop a time machine back...
  • George Clintonopoulos!

    05/21/2015 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Larry Elder
    What took so long? The question isn't whether George Stephanopoulos compromised his credentials as a "journalist" by failing to reveal his donations to the Clinton Foundation. The question is why, immediately after Stephanopoulos left the Clinton administration, ABC hired this partisan in the first place. In 1996, when ABC hired him, the initial press release said he would "serve both as a political analyst and as a correspondent." The "correspondent" role caused such an uproar -- even in liberal mainstream media -- that a few days later ABC quickly retreated: "I don't know how that got into the press release,"...