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  • Why Obamacare Penalties in 2016 Will Be the Worst Yet

    10/10/2015 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fool ^ | 6/08/15
    **SNIP** For 2014, the penalties were relatively small. The minimum amount was $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, which, for large families, is capped at a total of $285. If your income is higher, though, then your penalty could be as much as 1% of whatever income you earn over the tax filing threshold. In general, individuals making more than $20,000 have had to pay a higher penalty than the base $95 amount, and families making above certain higher limits have had to pay more than the $285 cap. This year, though, the penalty amounts are ratcheting up significantly....
  • How the next House speaker can unite the GOP and beat Obama

    10/10/2015 1:40:18 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The House GOP caucus is in complete disarray after Kevin McCarthy, the favorite to become the next speaker after John Boehner resigns, announced out of nowhere on Thursday that he wasn't running anymore. McCarthy's stated rationale? That the House GOP is all but ungovernable ("They're going to eat you and chew you up," he said), with far too many members in very safe red districts who are pushed by their conservative constituents to make unreasonable demands in a system of divided government and in an era of partisan rancor. But eventually, no matter how impossibly hard it is to convince...
  • Another massacre, another charade

    10/09/2015 6:27:36 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 8 ,2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    here’s the cycle of poverty. There’s the cycle of violence. And then there’s the cycle of gun talk. It starts with a mass shooting. Gun-control advocates blame the deaths on gun-control opponents, who argue, in turn, that none of the proposed restrictions would have had any effect on the incident in question. The debate goes nowhere. The media move on. Until the next incident, when the cycle begins again. So with the Roseburg massacre in Oregon. Within hours, President Obama takes to the microphones to furiously denounce the National Rifle Association and its ilk for resisting “common-sense gun-safety laws.” His...
  • The Suffering of Iran’s Victims will Endure

    10/09/2015 6:59:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | David Grantham,
    The ink is not even dry on Obama’s ill-conceived executive agreement with Iran and already observers have found potentially unlawful stipulations baked into the agreement. A predictable development, to be sure, but it seems last minute. The administration has already ignored other judicial pronouncements through the course of negotiations without much fanfare. As the debate now inevitably plunges into squabbles over illegalities, it is time to address the outstanding judgment still haunting grieving victims of Iran’s terrorism. The Islamic Republic still owes billions in settlements to its American victims and the White House refused demand payment as part of the...
  • Plato Wants Paul: Reluctance as a Virtue for Paul Ryan as Speaker

    10/09/2015 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Joshua Holdenried
    Washington is a roaring dumpster fire—or, at least saying so on the stump whips up the type of thunderous applause that’s capable of putting a reality T.V. star within striking distance of the White House. Yes, I agree with most Americans that something’s definitely rotten in the state of Denmark, but sometimes our best saviors are not the ones yelling the loudest from the outside, but the ones quietly working the hardest on the inside. Enter Paul Ryan…or not, unfortunately. When Speaker John Boehner announced his impending resignation last month, the name “Paul Ryan” inevitably entered the race with neither...
  • How Did the Democrats Become Favorites of the Rich?

    10/09/2015 3:15:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/07/15 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Voters on both the left and the right often claim that there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties, and of course that isn’t true. There’s a big difference between Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia, for one thing. But there may be more to this argument than you think. Democrats now depend as much on affluent voters as on low-income voters. Democrats represent a majority of the richest congressional districts, and the party’s elected officials are more responsive to the policy agenda of the well-to-do than to average voters. The party and its candidates have come to rely...
  • There Will Be No Peace

    10/09/2015 2:12:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    That didn't last long. Remember how Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, said his country's nuclear deal with the United States and our Western allies opened a "new chapter" in his country's dealings with the world? It was just a few months back -- in July -- when diplomats in Washington and Tehran were all smiles as they raised their glasses to toast this brave new world of peace and harmony. And our own president assured us he'd secured Peace in Our Time. But when Iran's president turned up at the UN's General Assembly he inserted a little hate speech into his...
  • Governor Jindal’s Bold Reform Plan Slashes Revenue to DC, Abolishes the Corporate Income Tax

    10/09/2015 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Give him credit. Most elected officials are content to tinker at the edges, but Governor Jindal of Louisiana actually wants to solve problems. Look what he’s done, for instance, on fiscal policy. He sought to abolish his state’s personal income tax, a step that would have dramatically boosted the states competitiveness. That effort stalled, but he actually has been successful in curtailing state spending. He’s amassed one of the best records for frugality of all governors seeking the GOP presidential nomination. And he’s now joined the list of presidential candidates seeking to rewrite the internal revenue code. Since we’ve already reviewed...
  • Russia's Threat

    10/09/2015 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he predicted that the occasion would be remembered as "the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth." Some seven years later, America is weaker, and the world is a far more dangerous place. President Obama did not end the war in Iraq. His precipitous withdrawal of American troops allowed the Islamic State group to take control of major cities and Iran to become the puppet master in Iraq. His decision to announce when the U.S. would...
  • Mick Jagger Visits Havana—Plans a Cuba Concert

    10/09/2015 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    A delighted Mick Jagger just visited the Stalinist nation that criminalized his music and herded many of its listeners into forced-labor camps at Soviet bayonet-point as punishment. The visit was reported by the proud Stalinist regime’s captive (literally!) press this week. The exact purpose of the visit was not ascertained but The Rolling Stones (renown for their tributes to black music and musicians) seem to be planning a concert sponsored by the lily-white regime that jailed and tortured the most and longest-suffering black political prisoners in the modern history of the Western hemisphere. In fact, this Castroite jailing and torture...
  • The Degeneration of American Schools: From Revering the Bible to Reviling the Bible

    10/09/2015 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the “Old Satan Deluder Act” to encourage children’s education so they could learn to read the Bible? According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, “One of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers in 1647, called the ‘Old Satan Deluder Act.’ The settlers came to America to escape religious and political persecution in Europe. They believed that the persecutions (acts carried out under Satan’s delusion) were allowed to take place because of the populace’s illiteracy in general and biblical illiteracy in particular. To combat a...
  • It Ain't Funny, Hillary

    10/09/2015 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    While the Donald tries to overcome his reputation as an over-the-top television entertainer so he might support his ambition to become president, Hillary Clinton is running for comedienne-in-chief. She went on "Saturday Night Live" to trade her high seriousness for laughs. Neither candidate will seal the deal the way they're trying to do it. The Donald, who's used to dishing it out, exposes a thin skin when mocked by other candidates, and his shifting numbers suggest that the jump from reality TV to the White House, even in the age of the outsider, is not an easy one. "The Trump...
  • America Yawns as Jews Die [Christians too]

    10/09/2015 11:05:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Oct. 7, 2015
    With each passing day, it becomes a clear that Israel is experiencing a wave of terror unseen since the dark days of the second intifada over a decade ago. There have been stabbing incidents on the streets of Jerusalem and even now in other parts of the country. Snipers, gasoline bombs, and gangs armed with lethal rocks are assaulting Jews driving on the roads in the West Bank. But as the toll of casualties rises, the reaction from the U.S. government and the international media is cool, detached indifference. The best the State Department can do in reaction to the...
  • Is the State Department antisemitic?

    10/09/2015 11:02:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jonathan Neumann
    Much has been made of the apparent double standard the State Department has applied to the Israel Defense Forces as against the U.S. military. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Last summer, the IDF reportedly shelled an UNRWA school in Rafah, an act condemned immediately by the State Dept., before any investigation had taken place, as “disgraceful” and “appalling”. The rationale was that “the suspicion that militants are operating nearby a site like this…does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of innocent civilians.” With the...
  • Abbas Must Be Stopped

    10/09/2015 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    All the Palestinian terrorist attacks that have been carried out in recent weeks share one common feature. All the terrorists believe that by attacking Jews they are protecting the Temple Mount from destruction. And why shouldn’t they believe this obscenity? Everywhere they go, every time they turn on their televisions, read the paper, go to school or the mosque they are told that the Jews are destroying al-Aksa Mosque. Al-Aksa, they are told, is in danger. They must take up arms to defend it from the Jews, whatever the cost. One man stands at the center of this blood libel....
  • Bureaucrats Gone Wild

    10/09/2015 9:51:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the United States these days, about 95 percent of all new "laws" are written by bureaucrats rather than approved by Congress. A pair of recent news stories documents the dangers of bureaucrats gone wild. Last week, the U.S. officially defined 70,000 ways we can get sick or die. These classifications must be used by health care providers and insurance companies. Bloomberg News reports that "Doctors have already begun mocking the diagnostic list, picking out the most absurd and arcane, such as Z63.1: 'Problems in relationship with in-laws,' or V91.07XA: 'Burn due to water skis on fire.'" Unfortunately, this new...
  • Unlock 'em Up?

    10/09/2015 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Mona Charen
    The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 "nonviolent" inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. At a conference named for former New York Mayor David Dinkins (who presided over the city at a time of runaway crime), Hillary Clinton decried the number of Americans behind bars and declared, "It's time to change our approach. It's time to end the era of mass incarceration." In this, she is joined by Bernie Sanders and other Democrats, and also by Charles Koch, who wrote recently that "Overcriminalization has led...
  • The Media's Latest Phony Attack on Ben Carson

    10/09/2015 8:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable? The media's latest faux gasp concerns Dr. Ben Carson's comments about the Oregon school shooting. When I first watched news reports on it, I didn't immediately grasp the reason for the fuss, not having the artificial sensibilities of the MSM. Asked what he would do in a similar situation as the victims, Carson said: "I would ask everybody to attack the gunman because he can only shoot one of us at a time. That way, we don't...
  • Flip-flops Show Hillary's Long On Ambition, Short on Principles

    10/09/2015 8:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit. Pay attention to the press coverage, because it's fascinating: Nobody takes Clinton at her word. I'm not just referring to her conservative critics. Slate's Jim Newell asks, "Will anyone find Clinton's position convincing?" The question is purely rhetorical. The article is headlined "Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP, at Least Until the Democratic Convention." In "First Read," a newsletter put out by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd and his...
  • Comcast Rolls Over for Hillary

    10/09/2015 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on "Saturday Night Live," a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town hall meeting on the "Today" program. The Daily Beast was blunt in a headline: "'Saturday Night Live' Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad." Writer Kevin Fallon documented how the aid and comfort for Clinton wasn't just in the skit where...
  • Clinton's Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November

    10/09/2015 7:56:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks, as Nixon, who lost the presidency once and won it once by narrow margins, understood. Your right- or left-wing stances in the primaries can hurt in the general. As happened to George McGovern, the leftward-tacking Democratic nominee in 1972, whom Nixon beat with 61 percent of the vote. In the four decades since only...
  • Obama Wisely Declines to Start a War on Meat

    10/09/2015 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    This week, the Obama administration did something uncharacteristically sensible: It declined to urge Americans to eat less meat. Despite the recommendation of a top nutrition advisory panel to use federal agencies to set new dietary guidelines involving fewer cheeseburgers, barbecued ribs and filet mignon -- all in an effort to merely save the planet -- administration officials quietly announced that such new guidelines are not "the appropriate vehicle for this important policy conversation about sustainability." Liberal supporters of kudzu climate change legislation were furious that the president wouldn't take the advice of Scientists-with-a-capital-S -- who are to the left the...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • Paul Ryan: Now the Ugly Face of the GOP Establishment

    10/09/2015 7:23:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/12/2015 | George Rasley
    How Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan went from budget-balancing conservative wunderkind, to GOP vice presidential nominee, to channeling Nancy Pelosi when he snarled, “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” as he tried to sell Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership treaties to skeptical conservatives during Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday is one of Washington’s saddest tales of how DC’s inside elite capture talent and bend it to their will. -- Snip -- Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan were visualized as a new generation of Republican leader who would challenge the older establishment-types. In the foreword...
  • Feminist Fabricator Lena Dunham Rides Again

    10/09/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In Hollywood, anything is possible -- if you're a privileged femme fraudster with cover-up pals in all the right (or rather, left) places. Last week, upper-crust Manhattanite actress Lena Dunham dropped in at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire mogul Ron Burkle, who was co-hosting an event with Hanoi Jane Fonda, organized by the Rape Foundation, to honor her longtime friend and HBO "Girls" show producer, Judd Apatow. Apatow's a strident liberal who tweets a lot about women and rape, so naturally Dunham and the Rape Foundation lionized him for his brave advocacy for women and against rape. "He's a...
  • The Odds That Hillary's Emails Were Hacked Just Got A Lot Higher

    10/09/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/8/2015 | Staff
    Scandal: We have now learned that Hillary Clinton's private email server was subject to multiple cyberattacks from abroad. Does anybody really believe that hackers didn't gain access to classified material?
  • The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party? (WaPo the sky is falling alert)

    10/09/2015 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Karen Tumulty
    Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. The most powerful and crippling force at work in the ­once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced...

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • From Crack House to Cocaine Apartment: The Privilege of Dying While White

    10/08/2015 3:13:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | Oct. 8 2015 | DEMETRIA LUCAS D’OYLEY
    She Matters: The coverage of the death of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny serves to highlight how differently women of color and the poor are treated by the media. With a bit of trepidation, I'm addressing the story of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny, the married doctor and mother of three who was left unconscious in the lobby of an apartment building she did not live in and was pronounced dead by medics shortly after she was found. While the cause of death hasn't been determined, and an autopsy report is pending, reports say police believe the likely cause of death was a cocaine...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Against Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in deep and potentially dire trouble. But that is not due to a "vast right-wing conspiracy," a blast from the past that she and her supporters are trying to resurrect. The truth is that Hillary's biggest enemies are the very same crew who took her out in her 2008 race for the White House. The Democrats' most liberal wing used what they thought would be a little known "blocking back" on the Democratic political playing field -- Barack Obama-- to rip away her African-American support in various Democratic primaries, particularly in South Carolina. The goal...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • Knuckle Draggers Are Us, Er, We

    10/08/2015 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The smart folk at Grammarly -- an online grammar checker -- examined Facebook posts written by supporters of the 2016 presidential candidates in a savvy bid to garner free press. It helped that the grammar site's findings confirmed the left's most treasured conceit -- that liberals are more learned than conservatives. Specifically, the study found that supporters of GOP candidates made more grammatical errors than supporters of Democrats, who also displayed a richer vocabulary. Oh, joy, I thought, once again Republicans are the knuckle draggers. I'm with the stoopid party. Supporters of Democrat Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor,...
  • My Eight Days Of Hanukkah Gelt . . .

    10/08/2015 10:09:58 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/8/15 | LRoggy
    I'm dreaming of a nice Hanukkah! 8 Presents in 8 Days Day 1 - President Cruz Day 2 - VP Carson Day 3 - Atty General Trey Gowdy Day 4 - Sec State John Bolton Day 5 - Sec Treas Milton Friedman - even dead he's an improvement over anyone else Day 6 - Obamacare repealed Day 7 - Hillary and Valerie Jarrett both arrested Day 8 - Raul Castro overthrown in popular uprising, Maduro arrested by Venezuelan uprising, Iranian people rise up and arrest ruling Mullahs. Bonus Day: Barack Obama defects to Iran just before uprising and the Iranian...
  • Obama Admin’s Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories

    10/08/2015 7:20:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015
    A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administration’s Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Alan Eyre, the State Department’s Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal...
  • Matter of Trust

    10/08/2015 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore your actions. You begin to doubt everything you are told, you constantly look over your shoulder and behind your back in an attempt to find out what's really going on. You become paranoid, uncertain and unsure of reality. You spend more time and energy trying to discern the truth than working to reach a collective goal. Contrast this with an environment where people say what they mean and mean what they say; where common goals are...
  • Let's Protect Intellectual Property Rights From "Big Fix"

    10/08/2015 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Fall is always a busy time on Capitol Hill. Members usually wait for this time of year to consider the most controversial and thorny issues like appropriation bills to keep the government open and tax legislation that expires at the end of the year. Deals are made and legislators look for any opening to sneak through supposed non-controversial legislation without much debate or fanfare. Add to this yearly spectacle the fact that House Republicans are in the midst of a leadership shakeup with Speaker Boehner having announced his resignation and retirement at the end of October and the GOP presidential...
  • The 'New' Hillary

    10/08/2015 6:20:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s. Like Nixon, whose handlers successfully fooled a majority of voters by trotting out a "new Nixon" after his election defeats in 1960 and 1962, Hillary Clinton is trying to change her public image with voters, a majority of whom finds her "Unlikeable," to borrow from the title of Ed Klein's new book. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Klein said of the Democratic presidential frontrunner, "There's something always behind what she's saying, and ......
  • The Natural Right to Self-Defense

    10/08/2015 4:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg....
  • The Rachel Dolezal-ation of the Oregon Killer

    10/08/2015 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Here's the narrative: mass killers are almost always white men. The Daily Kos recently published a piece with this headline: "How come we can't tell the truth about the White Mass Killer Problem?" It asks, "Just what the fracking hell is the matter with all these mass-murdering white people?" Certainly mass killers are almost always men. But they're not almost always white men. Overrepresented? Perhaps. But almost always white? No. Chris Harper Mercer walked into Oregon's Umpqua Community College and killed nine people, wounding nine more. On a dating site, Mercer, whose father is white and mother is black, referred...
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier – we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so I’m told, when a handshake or someone’s word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'

    10/08/2015 3:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.</p>
  • Got Incompetence? The Federal Gov't Has Misled Public About Milk For Decades

    10/08/2015 3:18:52 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/7/2015 | John Merline
    If you look up "whole milk" in the government's official Dietary Guidelines, it states pretty definitively that people should only drink skim or 1% milk. "If you currently drink whole milk," it says, "gradually switch to lower fat versions." This is the same advice the government has been issuing for many years. And it's wrong
  • Our Lady of Victory

    10/07/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 7 Oct 15 | John Guandolo
    Today, October 7th, the free West celebrates and remembers that on this date in 1571 the last great naval battle of oared ships took place in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece). Known as the Battle of Lepanto – where the Muslims had their fleet – this was the first defeat of the Muslim Turks at sea by Christian forces.
  • FBI Seizes State Department Servers In Clinton Investigation

    10/07/2015 6:13:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Ron Hayward
    The FBI seized four servers from the State Department building a few weeks ago as part of the investigation into classified material improperly stored on Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, particularly the Top Secret documents that have been discovered in her email trove. This revelation comes from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation. Gertz notes that the State Department referred questions about the seized servers to the FBI, which declined to comment on the matter. It would be interesting to know exactly what the FBI computer forensics team is looking for on...
  • Obama administration has doubts that key Hillary gun proposal can work

    10/07/2015 5:40:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    When Hillary Clinton rolled out a series of new gun control proposals this week, one of the most newsworthy and controversial ideas she put forth was a vow to use executive action as president to fix the background check system if Congress refused to act. But the Obama administration has already taken a long, internal look at the same executive-action proposal Clinton has promised to undertake, and has doubts over whether it can be made to work in practical terms, according to current and former senior administration officials. The administration is still looking at this idea, in the wake of...
  • Charlie Daniels: Enough with the Mainstream Media’s Juvenile Sniping, Backbiting and Gotchas

    10/07/2015 4:46:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/15 | Charlie Daniels
    The modern day process for electing a president, seems to me, to be more of media circus and a personality pageant than the serious, issue-oriented, truth-seeking operation it should be.Basically, media coverage and the debates are the only ways we have of finding out the character and the mettle of the candidates, and unfortunately, much of the media is biased and the debate questions are aimed more at stirring up an argument among the participants than getting to the root of the myriad of vital questions that need to be answered for a voter to make a well-informed decision.With the...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • The Pentagon Beefs Up the 8th Air Force

    10/07/2015 9:09:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Austin Bay
    The Pentagon insists it isn't reviving the Strategic Air Command. The Cold War is over -- supposedly. SAC and its workhorse B-52 became uncomfortable symbols of that long, weary struggle waged on the edge of thermonuclear destruction. However, the U.S. Air Force's decision to consolidate control of its strategic bomber fleet into a single headquarters certainly has SAC-like Cold War mission echoes. This also applies to the behavior of Vladimir Putin and his imperialist Kremlin. Thermonuclear threats continue. Despite President Barack Obama's assurances, Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. If Iran goes nuclear, Saudi Arabia and Turkey may, as well. It's...
  • We Already Have a Free-Trade Deal: It's Called the Constitution

    10/07/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the founders of this nation wrote the Constitution they created a charter for the greatest and truest free-trade zone in history -- and they did not seek its approval on a fast track. It is instructive to look at some of the basic differences between our Constitution and the free-trade zone it created and President Barack Obama's proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. Our Constitution gave Congress the power to "regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with Indian tribes." At the same time, it said: "No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any...