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  • For Many, Obamacare Is Becoming The Unaffordable Care Act

    07/05/2015 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 5, 2015 | By Richard Eisenberg
    Let me start by saying this is not a political screed against Obamacare; Iím thrilled that some 18 million Americans now have health insurance who didnít before the law took effect, lowering the percentage of uninsured adults from 18% in 2013 to 11.9% today. But Iím growing concerned that for some people ó especially older, middle- and lower-income adults ó the Affordable Care Act is becoming The Unaffordable Care Act. A Growing Problem: The Underinsured Several recent studies suggest to me that due to a combination of Obamacareís incentives to reduce premiums; the rise of so-called ďconsumer-drivenĒ and high-deductible health...
  • Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime (Humongous Barf Alert!!!)

    07/05/2015 11:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump sees himself as a martyr to the truth. All he did was point out that among the foreigners who have come to this country are some who do not scrupulously abide by all our criminal laws -- only to be pilloried for his honesty. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said when he announced his presidential campaign. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." For this unvarnished assessment, he has paid a price: Univision and NBC severed their ties with him. Macy's said it is dropping his line of clothing. Mattress maker...
  • Time for Civil Disobedience, Christians

    07/05/2015 11:29:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    ďRemember what I told you: ĎA servant is not greater than his master.í If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.Ē Ė John 15:20 The push back has begun. Christian business owners, lawyers, parents, judges, county clerks, organizations, universities, hospitals, adoption agencies and other individuals and groups have been given an ultimatum by five unelected, unaccountable liberals in Washington, D.C.: ďYou must now obey us and disobey God. You must pretend, with us, that sin-based same-sex Ďmarriageí is an actual thing.Ē To which we say, ďNot on your life.Ē...
  • The Real Insidiousness of the Supremes

    07/05/2015 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I in no way assert that I am an expert on the Supreme Court. I have read many books about Supremes such as Felix Frankfurter and John Jay, but that only gives me an inkling of insight. Listening to tapes of the testimony of the most famous cases gives me a little more knowledge. When the decisions came down last week, I relied on experts on both sides to give their thoughts and interpretations. Yet, they missed the key point of what occurred last week. A few got close. You see there was a court case in 1984 called Chevron...
  • ďWhat to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?Ē

    07/05/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    ďWhat to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?Ē Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know...
  • Declaration of Independence' Preserves The Patriots' Faces

    07/05/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS THE classic American history painting, instantly familiar to millions as the image of that fateful moment in 1776 when history turned on its hinge, and a nation conceived in liberty was born. For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a scene that never occurred. In the famous picture, the five men appointed to prepare...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Penumbra School of Law

    07/05/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was watching in horror a series of Mark Dice videos of interviews in which passersby signed petitions to repeal the First Amendment toshut down criticism of Obama because it was all clearly racist. petitioned to repeal the Bill of Rights; revealed they didnít know when and why we celebrate the Fourth of July; signed up to ban the American flag and replace it with a New World Order one. I wanted to believe the people responding were outliers -- just ignorant San Diego beachgoers. Unfortunately there are too many indications they are not, and that this disregard for the...
  • The Declaration of Codependence

    07/05/2015 6:48:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    As we celebrate our independence this weekend, we probably also should mourn it. No, we arenít reverting back to British subjects, but we are becoming subjects again. There is a new hierarchy dominating much of our discourse and social interaction that creates a coveted status for victims. When once we declared our independence because of oppression, now being ďoppressedĒ is a sought-after status. Youíd think the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage that advocates so desperately wanted would have brought about some semblance of closure or calm, at least temporarily, to those who celebrated it. Youíd be wrong. Victimhood, which...
  • America: Land of The Banned And Home Of The Thought Slaves

    07/04/2015 9:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 5,2015 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday I returned from two weeks in Africa only to be fish-slapped with the fact that gay marriage is now law and The Dukes of Hazzard has been banned. Way to drop the ball while I’m out hunting. By the way, I shot a massive, old male lion. Someone tweet that to snaggle-toothed Ricky Gervais and let’s watch him try to get me banned. Have him send his vociferations to me at . Gracias. America has officially morphed into a prissy, little; over-offended brat now, hasn’t it? No offense to prissy, little, over-offended brats, of course. I, for...
  • This Independence Day, We Need James Otis

    07/04/2015 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mark J, Fitzgibbons
    As Americans gather this Independence Day weekend, many will read the Declaration of Independence. When we get to the line, ďHe has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance,Ē we may wish to tip our hats to James Otis. John Adams wrote about James Otisí fiery argument in court against the Writs of Assistance in 1761: ď[T]he child independence was then and there born.Ē A 1783 eulogy poem written by Thomas Dawes described Otis as ďfirst in patriot fame.Ē The Writs of Assistance, a method of...
  • Of Malice, Charity And The Confederate Battle Flag

    07/04/2015 5:58:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Peter Nichols
    We used to think that the 19th Century had seen out the enmity of the Civil War. There had been a ďfarewell to the bloody shirtĒ associated with the end of Reconstruction. This, it must be added, entailed the abandonment of the freed slaves to an impaired citizenship, and the problem of race would persist at least through the civil rights movement of the 20th Century. But animosity over the act of secession itself and the war that followed surely had dissipated even before the Gettysburg semi-centennial of 1913, when the aging veterans of both sides met on the battlefield...
  • The Greeks should vote ďno!Ē

    07/04/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Morici
    Sunday, Greeks should vote ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ!Hellenic voters are being asked whether they accept the terms offered by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund to extend the bailout for Athens‚Äė troubled finances or give Prime Minister Tsipras a mandate to insist on a better deal.Those conditions include more cuts in government supported pensions, higher taxes and labor market reforms other European governments‚Äô are often not inclined to accept in the conduct of their own affairs.Urging a Yes vote, European leaders and their supporters in private institutions claim more austerity would reinvigorate the Greek economy and permit Greeks to...
  • Progressive Paradise Lost

    07/04/2015 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Salim Furth
    It¬ís a progressive paradise.Public employees get 30¬†vacation days a year. Anyone who works over eight hours in a day gets paid time-and-a-half. Employees have strong rights.The minimum wage is high: 77 percent of the median wage.Environmental regulations are settled beyond the pressure of local economic interests. The forests and mountains are pristine destinations for ecotourism.Energy costs are kept high, pushing consumption down to a level deemed ¬ďsocially beneficial¬Ē. Utilities have strong public backing and provide jobs to thousands.Union jobs in shipping are protected from outsourcing to cut-rate foreign competitors.The social safety net is buoyant and provides a solid working-class standard...
  • Dear flag fighters: that rainbow used to mean something different too

    07/04/2015 9:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hot ^ | July 4,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the debate over the Confederate Battle Flag continues to occupy the interest of the media we are constantly reminded of precisely who is ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ and who is on the wrong side of history. Listening to the talking heads on cable news you‚Äôd be tempted to think that, much like climate change, the social science is settled. Everyone is onboard for tearing the hated flag down and if you don‚Äôt agree you are part of a tiny group of racist dead enders, clutching your guns and your bibles in some remote cave in the Ozarks. Presidential candidates and Republican Party...
  • No Governor, A Willingness To Compromise Is Not What We Need

    07/04/2015 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | July 4,2015 | Michael Hausam
    Chris Christie gives good speech. He definitely is a professional at passionately communicating and effectively donning ¬ďI¬ím a regular guy who¬ís pissed off about what¬ís going on¬Ē attire. In his announcement speech on Tuesday he certainly showed that, but there were two comments he made that are worthy of great concern¬Ėand may indicate that he is not ready for battle. Within the speech, he duly mentioned the issues that most Republicans care about: a politician who remembers for whom he works, an acknowledgement that Washington is lying and stealing from the American people, the need for the federal government to...
  • Why US needs an Iran N-deal more

    07/04/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    MNA ^ | Sat 4 July 2015 - 17:32 | Hamid R. Gholamzadeh
    TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) Ė As the nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 are at the final stage, the United States seems to need a final deal more than Iran. While the marathon of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany seems to be approaching the finish line, news of a new message from US President Barack Obama to Iranian officials came out on Monday. The message was reportedly delivered by authorities of one of Iranís neighbor countries in recent weeks and just ahead of final round of nuclear...
  • Beam Me Up, Sulu

    07/04/2015 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 4,2015 | Steve Deace
    This 4th of July is as much a lamentation as a celebration. I¬ím not trying to rain on your parade but in a world where the Duke boys are the new KKK, as Captain Sulu gets to call Clarence Thomas a ¬ďclown in black face¬Ē while hiding behind a ¬ďLoveWins¬Ē hashtag, we have clearly lost our minds. But I¬ím sure George Takei will feel terrible about his mistake once the Star Trek DVDs and scale models of the Enterprise are taken off the shelves‚ÄĒfaster than you can say ¬ďyou will be made to care.¬Ē Wait, what¬ís that you say? Takei...
  • Obama and EPA Imperil Minority Welfare

    07/04/2015 6:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 4,2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editorís note: This column was co-authored by Roger Bezdek. The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented environmental regulations, like EPA's pending ďClean Power PlanĒ (CPP) to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal and gas-fueled power plants 30% by 2030. But what effect will the regulation itself have on poor and minority communities? The plan will result in higher electricity costs for businesses and families, lost jobs, lower incomes, higher poverty rates, reduced living standards, and diminished health...
  • Simple Solutions to the Worst Problems in ObamaCare

    07/04/2015 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | July 4,015 | John C. Goodman
    Now that the Supreme Court has declined to gut President Obamaís health reform, itís time for Republicans in Congress to re-think how they have been responding to the law. They should begin by asking three questions: 1. What are the worst features of ObamaCare? 2. How are these features harming ordinary American families? 3. How can we get rid of them? As I explain in a new book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America and in a recent article in Health Affairs, there are major problems that arenít going away unless Congress acts. Here are two of them. An...
  • Trump Is Right About Mexican Illegals Committing Crimes

    07/04/2015 5:18:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | July 4,015 | John Hawkins
    "We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." ¬Ė George Orwell Despite all the gnashing of teeth from the Left over Donald Trump¬ís comments about illegal aliens and liberals¬í deliberate attempts to distort what he said, his controversial comments about Mexico are absolutely correct. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ‚ĶThey're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Despite attempts to...
  • The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

    07/03/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Charles Kruathammer
    The devil is not in the details. Itís in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obamaís fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence. In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized ďsuccessful regional power,Ē Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. At the time, Tehran was reeling ó the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting ó under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed...
  • President Obama Wants To End Independence Day As We Know It

    07/03/2015 9:06:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/15 | Drew Johnson
    Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If President Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating. New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other Independence Day traditions. Because the proposed ozone rule is set so low, things as harmless as a few backyard chefs grilling burgers in the same area at the same time, or even festive fireworks being launched during an Independence Day celebration, could cause an area to violate federal ozone standard thresholds. Such...
  • The surging truth-tellers of the GOP (Ted Cruz and Don Trump)

    07/03/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times' Pruden On Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christieís back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. Theyíre both long shots ó the Donald is off the board ó but theyíre making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they canít make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. Itís not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi...
  • Supreme Court May Have Saved Obamacare, but It Doomed Young Americansí Health Care Options

    07/03/2015 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    Six Americans in black robes have, yet again, saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a major crisis, but the most important part of this story for young people is their atrocious ruling will cause significant problems for the nation’s youngest and healthiest citizens. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the highly anticipated case King v. Burwell, pictures of young Americans celebrating at rallies in Washington, DC flooded the Internet and newspapers across the country. Nothing could be more ironic. Since the ACA was first implemented in 2013, prices for all health care insurance consumers have skyrocketed,...
  • Israelís Populist Energy Crisis

    07/03/2015 10:08:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    Direct foreign investment in Israel is in free fall. According to a report published last month by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD), foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014 was 46 percent below levels in 2013, dropping from $11.8 billion to $6.4bn. During the same period worldwide direct foreign investment dropped a mere 16%, meaning the drop in investment in Israel was nearly three times the global average. Some responded to the report by blaming Operation Protective Edge or the boycott Israel movement for the sudden downturn. And there is probably something, although not much, to that...
  • Ted Cruz Reminds President Obama: ďThe US Constitution MattersĒ

    07/03/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    ďPresident Barack Obama is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore." (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014) ďIt is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.Ē (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.) While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind thatóyes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinatingóthe U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. In brief, President Obamaís latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as...
  • What Does Independence Look Like Today?

    07/03/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/2/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Thereís no way to sugarcoat this. This Independence Day is marred by a thick darkness that cannot be illuminated by the endless fireworks over the weekend. This week we celebrate the birthday of the greatest nation on earth, marking the 239th year since the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in 1776. What we are truly celebrating is not the mere creation of a new nation and the document of secession from England, but the founding of a country on the self-evident, God-given rights and ideals expressed in the Declaration. It is those ideals that gave birth...
  • Obergefell: A wholesale act of judicial nullification

    07/03/2015 8:10:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alan Keyes
    ...Americans still loyal to the premises of right and justice must emphatically reject this decision. They must refuse to submit to it, just as in colonial times Americaís first patriots refused to submit to British taxes imposed without regard for the will of legislatures elected by the people... The Obergefell decision is a more directly treasonous betrayal of constitutional law and justice than any of those previous acts of tyranny. As ratified by the American people, the U.S. Constitution derives its authority from their sovereign will. In the Declaration of Independence they cite the authority of ďthe laws of nature...
  • Don't Give Up On America

    07/03/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    As I've said, I was very alarmed, though not particularly surprised, by the two Supreme Court decisions last week in which the court's majority blithely bastardized the English language, the Constitution, the rule of law and the very idea of truth in order to further advance the progressive agenda in this nation. But what troubles me more than the court's betrayal of its duty to safeguard the Constitution and the rule of law is the apparent complacency among the public about these decisions and the radical shifts we are witnessing in our culture. Why do some seem resigned to the...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • So Much for the Free-Speech Left

    07/03/2015 7:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by Tim Graham.To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities. The messaging in movies, television and particularly music is punctuated deliberately and unnecessarily with all manner of language designed to offend. But when it comes to perfectly decent speech -- spoken innocently with no bad intention -- those same liberals need smelling salts. Welcome to the wacky world of "micro-aggressions," where conversation becomes a minefield of political correctness. It's all the rage on campuses. Both the University of California...
  • Patriotism, Optimism and Good-Natured Debate

    07/03/2015 6:54:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Barone
    The Fourth of July is a time to remember Americans who have contributed much to their country, and this Fourth weekend is a good time to remember two such Americans who died in recent weeks -- and whom I'd had the good fortune to know and joust with intellectually since the 1970s -- Allen Weinstein and Ben Wattenberg. Both were sons of Jewish immigrants, born in the 1930s and raised in the Bronx, which then had the highest Jewish percentage of any American county and also large Irish, Italian and black communities. The Bronx was one of the heartlands of...
  • Did Obama Reopen Middle Eastern Slave Markets by Executive Order?

    07/03/2015 6:27:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/2/15 | David Forsmark and Timothy Imholt, PhD July 2, 2015
    Wednesday, President Obama publicly announced that he is issuing an executive order that the U.S. government will no longer criminally prosecute families of American hostages for paying ransom.In so doing, he created a public market for the selling of American citizensóand raised the price on their heads considerably. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> In real life, no American family has ever been prosecuted for paying ransom; but apparently the president wants to make sure that the terrorists know for sure, and that they can get their money without that nasty FBI getting in the way.We canít have the families of hostages dealing...
  • America, You're Beautiful

    07/03/2015 6:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    n between your July 4 barbecues and pool parties, the fireworks and the family fun, at some point over the holiday weekend I know you'll take a minute to reflect on the state of our nation. And with all the recent news, it will be hard not to sigh a bit. From the tragic Charleston shooting to the riots in Baltimore and Ferguson, from bitter fights over health care and gay marriage to our renewed involvement in a war in the Middle East, from widening income inequality to a broken immigration system, it seems like a lot's going wrong in...
  • Mass Hysteria in America

    07/03/2015 5:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did the bitings. They swept through other convents all the way to Rome. In July of 1518, people in Strasbourg, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, began dancing. It started with Frau Troffea. Others began to join in, and soon there were 400 dancers. Some died as a result of the nonstop dancing that went on for a month. They could not stop....
  • Vigilance Is Patriotic

    07/03/2015 5:21:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    My fellow Americans: If you see something, say something -- even if it means CAIR will threaten to sue you. Multiple federal agencies and the Department of Defense are on high alert for a possible Islamic terrorist attack on U.S. soil this Independence Day weekend. They've increased security at military bases and sent bulletins to law enforcement officials across the country. The heightened stance comes in the wake of a bloodthirsty ISIS call to arms for Ramadan; multiple jihad outbreaks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia; and the arrest of at least 30 terror plotters in our country radicalized by ISIS...
  • Welcome to Wisconsin, Mr. President

    07/03/2015 12:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Bright spots in the Obama economy are few and far between, as opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs are often quashed by a federal government that has grown too large, powerful and pervasive. Thatís why itís telling that the president is scheduled to be in La Crosse, Wis., this week for an event focusing on the economy. To be sure, Wisconsinís economy has enjoyed a dramatic recovery over the last few years. But our fortunes have improved in spite of Ė not because of Ė the presidentís big-government policies. Reforming our bloated federal government is essential to revitalizing our nationís...
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • Peak Vox: The American Revolution was a mistake, you know

    07/02/2015 4:37:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot ^ | July 2, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Generally, I‚Äôm not one to hammer on outlets as a whole, although some ‚ÄĒ Salon comes to mind ‚ÄĒ seem to use trolling people with ridiculous premises as their entire marketing strategy. Vox has its moments like this, although they also recently hired the estimable Jon Allen as a political editor to shore up their credibility. However, it‚Äôs essays like today‚Äôs ‚Äú3 Reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake‚ÄĚ two days before Independence Day that provide most of Vox‚Äôs reputation for intellectual heft. Well, it‚Äôs those and that West Bank to Gaza Bridge that inspired Sonny Bunch to offer ‚ÄúThe...
  • The elitesí problem with Donald Trump: Heís not for sale

    07/02/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 84 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most politicians, he speaks plainly and directly. He doesnít mince words or engage in the kind of double talk that pervades Washington. In short, he does not defer to the media elites, who cherish their role as the gatekeepers of our political class. The ruling establishmentís dominance is based on the complicity of the mainstream media. It is an unspoken bargain: New York-Washington journalists...
  • Night Is Falling

    07/02/2015 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 1 July 15 | Matt Ward
    As the end of the Second World War approached even the most diehard and fervent Nazis knew that the end was coming. During this critical time orders were issued which would completely baffle us. Instead of withdrawing the most experienced generals and fighters to defend the homeland the orders were instead given to send these generals to the death camps to speed up the execution of the Jews. In other words, it was more of a priority to speed up the killing machine we have come to know as the Holocaust than it was to safeguard their own survival...
  • Can You Feel the Economy Sizzling?

    07/02/2015 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: They're lying to us again big-time on the unemployment, 5.3% unemployment? (laughing) Yes. These guys are really good. They just keep piling it on, 5.3% unemployment rate, folks. Hey, can you just feel it cooking? Can you feel it sizzling out there? This country is growing by leaps and bounds. My God, if you wanted to find a job, your choices, do you get one for 200 grand or 300 grand. That's how much opportunity there is out there. That's the choice you've got. And if you're not aware of that, you somehow have your head in a hole....
  • What Was So Dreadful About Last Week?

    07/02/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- If you dutifully read the weekend newspapers and watched the Sunday morning gasbags on television, I suspect you departed the chaos with a terrible headache. Possibly you departed for the bar. Typical of the news stories was one The Washington Post headlined: "GOP Struggles For Footing As Cultural Ground Shifts Leftward." Who was doing the shifting? Well, a couple of delusional Supreme Court justices supported by a homicidal maniac seated in someone's backyard flying the Confederate flag over his puny shoulder and a narcissistic self-promoter who recently changed his/her name to Caitlyn. Such are the dynamic forces driving...
  • Jim DeMint: What Do We Do Now? (5 Steps About ObamaCare & Homosexual Marriage)

    07/02/2015 6:51:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 1 Jun 15 | Demint & Anderson
    Conservatives are reeling after two outrageous decisions last week by the Supreme Court. In one case they reinterpreted Obamacare so that ďestablished by the stateĒ magically meant ďor the federal government.Ē In another, they redefined marriageóeven though nothing in our Constitution gives the court the authority to do that. What do we do now? The Obamacare case is the simpler of the two when it comes to next steps. While the court refused to enforce the plain meaning of the text, Congress can still vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-focused, market-based healthcare reforms that will truly serve...
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 4:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I canít believe itís come to this Ė Iím about to defend Donald Trump. Itís not that I have anything against Donald Trump, but I donít have anything for him either. Unlike many of my fellow conservatives, I havenít completely negated his chances of winning already. Many have written him off as a clown show in the race only for publicity, or a non-serious person working some angle for his own benefit. He may well be, but unless and until he shows that, Iím willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Thatís not to say I support him,...
  • Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

    07/02/2015 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 1, 2015
    TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fansí questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan asked him about his feelings about the confederate flag. The former Dirty Jobs host on Discovery, Mike Rowe is currently starring in a similar reality show on CNN called Somebodyís Gotta Do It. You may have also recently seen him on TV as a pitchman...
  • Americaís Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 12:25:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that Americaís infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said our roads and bridges are in ďa sorry state.Ē At the same hearing Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, reported, ďTwo-thirds of highways are in poor or mediocre condition.Ē These statements are reinforced every time we drive over a pothole on the way to work. So itís no surprise that many people think most roads in the United States are of poor quality. However, government statistics tell a...
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 189 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then youíre just uneducated. Iíd expect that from democrats. Itís sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • Tennessee store owner posts ďNo gays allowedĒ sign

    07/01/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | July 1, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    On a slow news day, it was either this or the fact that Twitter’s blowing up right now over the NYT’s suggestion that peas would make a fine addition to guacamole. Since only one of those stories has seeped into other major newspapers (so far), that’s the one I’m blogging. Although, for the record, I like peas and think they’d be an intriguing, if not necessarily triumphant, ingredient in guac from a textural perspective. Let’s not wet ourselves over experimental recipes after we, as a people, just got done spending two weeks debating the pros and cons of pizza with...
  • US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

    07/01/2015 3:31:59 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1 Juy 2015 | Con Coughlin
    The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of Americaís closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the worldís gravest security crisis for decades. They now say they are willing to ďgo it aloneĒ in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. High level officials from Gulf...