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  • A Double Ban Gets a Double Whammy

    08/18/2018 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    I don’t pull my punches over destructive, inhumane or just plain lunatic policies demanded by extreme environmentalists. I criticize them, as well as friends and “good guys,” when I think they got it wrong on energy or environmental issues. I also offer praise when it is deserved.When Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke – whom I admire greatly – let a last-minute Obama endangered species designation for the “Rusty Patched Bumblebee” (RPB) take effect in March 2017, I faulted the decision (here and here). Now I want to praise his recent decision to reopen certain wildlife refuges to...
  • John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

    08/18/2018 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.) “Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.). Presumably the head of...
  • When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

    08/18/2018 5:45:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 16, 2018 | Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
    When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again. As we grappled with the realities of Nias death, I began to use Instagram to facilitate a discussion and flesh out questions like: How many more black women and girls must die before mainstream media considers it a worthy story to cover? How could they possibly take away her white male murderer so gently in handcuffs, while black men...
  • Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide

    08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    The Rohingya people of Burma are being murdered, their women raped, and their homes destroyed by a Burmese military emboldened by an unconscionable diplomatic pass from the Obama Administration. Help has at once arrived, and been delayed, from unlikely sources. Providing aid to this persecuted Muslim ethnic minority is a Yazidi General and a former Iraqi soldier. Hesitating so far to designate one of the most blatant human atrocities of this century as genocide is the United States Department of State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address this wholesale slaughter by the Burmese military junta soon, and...
  • The Media's Trump Crisis of the Week

    08/18/2018 5:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week? First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his administration with her new book, "Unhinged," and her stash of secret White House recordings. Then on Wednesday came the president's revocation of the security clearance of John Brennan, Obama's former CIA director and full-time Trump basher. From the liberal media's reaction, you'd have thought President Trump had sentenced Brennan to death and declared himself dictator for life. The New York Times called it "a striking act of retaliation against...
  • Washington Has Never Seen Anything Like Donald Trump

    08/17/2018 5:41:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We had a call last hour from somebody wanted to know, What we can do? We know weve got corruption all around us. We know weve got people breaking the law in the FBI and the Department of Justice. We have people breaking the law in the Democrat Party. What can we do as individual citizens out here to stop it? And as individual citizens? (sigh) I dont know. The best thing you can do is elect people are gonna clean it up and fix it up. And Im telling you, its exactly what Donald Trump is. Like I...
  • This Is What Pushing Back Looks Like!

    08/17/2018 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So President Trump says that he is probably gonna revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr next. Now, Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie, are involved in this whole scam to set Trump up with Russia collusion as Hillary Clinton is. Hes every bit Those two are so deeply involved in this, in terms of being corrupt. But people are beginning to say Trump should not revoke these peoples clearances for various reasons. So the theory is that the president should just leave this alone because someday theres gonna be a Democrat president, and we dont want the Democrat...
  • Mrs. Papadopoulos Wants to Withdraw Plea Deal

    08/17/2018 4:30:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I saw something else that just last night, I said, Should I even bring this up? This is such old news. I said Im gonna bring it up because it is great evidence of and theres plenty of it, but its just a great reminder of what were all up against with the Drive-By Media and its a reminder of just how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of news itself, how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of actual events that they cover. So I want to start this with an audio sound bite. This is the wife of...
  • Speculation on the Manafort Trial Speculation

    08/17/2018 3:40:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This Manafort trial, people are looking at this as a way to discredit Mueller, and the other side of it is hoping for a conviction of Manafort to justify Mueller and what hes doing. And so this case is really not even about poor ol Paul Manafort. Its about Mueller and his foolhardy, stupid, waste-of-time investigation. Well, anyway, the jurors in the Manafort trial yesterday sent the judge four questions. And one of the questions, the question that caught the attention of the Drive-By Media, which are the representatives of the American left or the Democrat Party. The jurors...
  • Not So Cocksure Now? Nate Silver Says 75% Chance Dems Win House

    08/17/2018 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Nate Silver. Since I mentioned it, lets go listen to it. We have three bites here. This is last night, FiveThirtyEight website, politics podcast, Galen Druke asking the editor-in-chief, Nate Silver, about his forecast for the 2018 midterms. The question: What odds does your forecast show for control of the House in this election? SILVER: It gives Democrats a three-in-four chance of winning the House. Its in the Hillary Clinton zone. Its very similar actually. Part of the reason why were saying like three-in-four and one-in-four for Republicans. If you play out this universe four times they win once...
  • Omarosa acted dishonorably by recording confidential White House conversations but heres the...

    08/17/2018 2:13:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Full title: Omarosa acted dishonorably by recording confidential White House conversations but heres the bigger problem.Even if you strongly oppose President Trump and want to see him defeated in 2020 or impeached before then, you should hope his presidential campaign succeeds with its legal action against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging she violated a nondisclosure agreement. And if she broke any laws you should want her prosecuted. Manigault Newman a fired presidential aide and earlier a member of the Trump campaign staff has set a dangerous precedent by her secret recording of conversations with President Trump and White...
  • Opinion: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

    08/17/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott
    This summers heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalisms strengths. The good news is that in Beijing and New Delhi, policymakers have woken up to the idea that green...
  • Can America Ever Come Together Again?

    08/17/2018 8:48:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    If ex-CIA Director John Brennan did to Andrew Jackson what he did to Donald Trump, he would have lost a lot more than his security clearance. He would have been challenged to a duel and shot. "Trump's ... performance in Helsinki," Brennan had said, "exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was ... treasonous." Why should the president not strip from a CIA director who calls him a traitor the honor and privilege of a security clearance? Or is a top-secret clearance an entitlement like Social Security? CIA directors retain clearances because they are seen as national assets,...
  • Pharma Is Running Out of Scapegoats for High Drug Prices

    08/17/2018 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mytheos Holt
    Abusive, monopolistic behavior is never popular: just ask John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, or J.P. Morgan. Nor, for that matter, is it sustainable, no matter how many high powered lobbyists you hire to control the debate in Washington, DC. Sooner or later, monopolists back the wrong horse, and someone comes to power who owes them nothing. Just ask President Theodore Roosevelt, and now President Donald Trump.But where Roosevelt famously wrung the life out of the aforementioned tycoons and their trusts, President Trump faces two very different but no less abusive foes: the Snowflake Barons of the tech sector, and the...
  • Identity Politics: A Cynical Electoral Tactic

    08/17/2018 8:05:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    No offense, my Democratic friends, but only in the modern Democratic Party could a Democratic icon such as Andrew Cuomo fearlessly and publicly claim that America "was never that great." Just two decades ago, few Democrats would dare make that statement. Lest you fall for the lie that this was merely a one-off hyperbole, notice the full range of Cuomo's intentional remarks. "We're not going to make America great again," said the New York governor. "It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when...
  • Nonsense About 'Crybaby' Conservatives and Hollywood

    08/17/2018 6:26:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    In the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, perpetually bilious writer James Wolcott has attacked the "myth of Hollywood's conservative blacklist." He finds it highly amusing that anyone would fear damage to their acting career for publicly favoring this president. "Hollywood conservatives still act as if prison searchlights are prowling the studio parking lot," Wolcott wrote. "A bigger bunch of crybabies you've seldom heard in your life." How does one respond? One cannot be gentle here. Is this man a liar or just a fool? Either he is pretending to speak authoritatively, which makes him dishonest, or he truly believes...
  • What Was Bruce Ohr Doing?

    08/16/2018 7:21:40 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/16/2018 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. This week should finally bring an end to that claim, given the clear evidence of malfeasance via the use of Bruce Ohr. Mr. Ohr was until last year associate deputy attorney general. He began feeding information to the FBI from dossier author Christopher Steele in late 2016after the FBI had terminated Mr. Steele as a confidential informant for violating the bureaus rules. He also collected dirt from Glenn Simpson, cofounder of Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that worked for Hillary...
  • Trump Isnt Done With Tax Cuts

    08/17/2018 5:47:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Julio Gonzalez
    Thanks to President Trump, Christmas will come twice for Floridians this year— if “Tax Cuts 2.0” can make it through Congress by December.Floridians are already enjoying the benefits of President Trump’s first tax plan enacted at the beginning of this year, but Congressional Republicans are currently drafting new legislation to make those changes to our tax code permanent, along with some additional improvements.Florida is perhaps the number one showcase of how President Trump’s tax plan is benefiting Americans. Dozens of businesses in our state have either increased salaries, raised hourly wages, or awarded employees one-time bonuses of $1,000 or...
  • Marc Thiessen: Cardinal Wuerl must go

    08/17/2018 4:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/18 | Marc Thiessen
    In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God." We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which alleges that more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses -- including 99 priests from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, which was led for 18 years by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, now archbishop of Washington. How bad was the abuse? The report notes that "during the course of this investigation, the Grand Jury uncovered a ring of predatory priests operating within the [Pittsburgh] Diocese who shared intelligence...
  • CNN's Sanders: 'The President Sent His White House Press Secretary'

    08/16/2018 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst. Panelist Symone Sanders agreed that it was done to distract from any number of negative Trump storylines: “I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle.” She then described the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance as “ridiculous” and warned that “we should all be scared about the state of our democracy”...