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  • Slimy Similarities Between Weinstein and the DNC Are No Coincidence

    11/09/2017 10:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Laura Hollis
    Ronan Farrow is on a roll. Farrow's investigative reporting on the Harvey Weinstein scandal is putting other so-called journalists to shame. It has already been reported how NBC mysteriously rejected the explosive Weinstein story before it was picked up by New Yorker magazine, and Farrow has tweeted praise for his NBC producer, Rich McHugh, who supported Farrow in the face of tremendous pressure from the higher-ups to kill the story. But there is more to be learned from the increasingly sordid story about Harvey Weinstein's abuse of power and the concerted efforts of others to protect him. One startling revelation...
  • Donna Brazile: See the Light

    11/09/2017 10:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- After over two decades of writing about Bill and Hillary Clinton, it is pretty dispiriting to see how my friends the Democrats have ignored my findings of the rapacious couple. I rather like the two-party system. Yet ever since the Clintons came to national attention -- and to the attention of various law enforcement officials -- they have done little for the Democratic Party except enrich themselves, a matter about which I have actually written several books. Well, all I can say is that I tried, but it's all for naught. Even by the last presidential election, the...
  • Do Republican Defeats in Virginia and New Jersey Signal the Demise of Trumpism? Hardly!

    11/09/2017 9:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    In the race to succeed Clinton-era sleazebag Terry McAuliffe as governor of Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam managed to hold serve for his party in a state that has gone blue in the last three presidential elections, boasts two Democratic senators, and, well, has the ignominious distinction of somehow electing Clinton-era sleazebag Terry McAuliffe as governor four years ago.In other words, Democrats did what they were widely expected to do, and yet this week's news cycle is bound to be full of liberals crowing about how they’re about to sweep Congress in 2018 based on the fact that they managed to...
  • The Unfriendly Skies

    11/09/2017 7:41:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    When pollsters survey Americans' views about specific companies, cable television providers -- both large conglomerates and smaller regional players -- compose the absolute dregs of the results. Comcast, in particular, has frequently been dubbed America's "most hated company" from the results of these surveys.It's not so hard to understand why this is: lack of competition. Thanks to government deals, most people have one or maybe two options for cable TV and Internet. From a purely profit-driven perspective, there's not a lot of incentive to spend money ensuring the customer experience is fantastic. We’re all familiar with the “4-hour service window”...
  • Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later

    11/09/2017 7:04:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded --and would soon destroy -- a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany's best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II. Before Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler regularly boasted on German radio as his victorious forces pressed their offensives worldwide. After Stalingrad, Hitler went quiet, brooding in his various bunkers for the rest of the war. During the horrific Battle of...
  • What Happens When Google Disagrees With You? [video]

    11/09/2017 5:38:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Prager University ^ | 11-9-2017 | James Damore
    I used to be a senior software engineer at Google. Until they fired me. For doing something unforgivable... Something so controversial that it was the number one news story for days. My crime: I wrote an internal document that, among other things, suggested that men and women, on average, are different. Like I told you: Unforgivable. The politically progressive viewpoint, which is dominant at Google and in the media, is that all disparities in society are due to injustices. Or, in this case, that the gender gap in tech is solely due to some form of sexism. But is this...
  • Black-on-Black Racism at Cornell

    11/09/2017 5:37:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Larry Elder
    A Rasmussen poll taken in 2013 asked American adults, "Are most white Americans racist?" "Are most Hispanic Americans racist?" and "Are most black Americans racist?" Of the three groups, the winner was blacks. Thirty-seven percent said most blacks were racist; 18 percent felt most Hispanics were racist, and 15 percent said most whites were racist. Thirty-eight percent of whites felt most blacks were racist. Even blacks agreed, with 31 percent saying most blacks were racist, while 24 percent of blacks thought most whites racist and 15 percent believed most Hispanics were racist. This brings us to the Cornell University's Black...
  • Larry Sabatos Exactly Right About Virginia

    11/08/2017 5:08:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is one more sound bite, Larry Sabato. Some people say in Rio Linda Sabato, but its Sabato. He runs the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. Hes a renowned political scientist of great repute among some, and he was on Shannon Breams show on the Fox News Channel last night Fox News @ Night, Fox News After Dark and she said, Did Ed Gillespie try to embrace some of the presidents policies while not necessarily embracing him? What led to this resounding defeat? SABATO: Virginia is now a blue state. Weve been calling it...
  • The Swamp Thinks Theyve Finally Sunk Trump

    11/08/2017 4:44:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yes. Im just watching Chuck You Schumer. Heres the thing. You know, you watch this stuff for a number of years, and you absorb it in different ways. For example, I just saw Chuck Schumer and his reaction to the election, and Im telling you: 20 years ago, I would have been livid, and Id have been showing up here and Id have been reaming Chuck You Schumer and Id have been reading the Riot Act. I can still do it, but it just seemed pathetic to me. It seemed formulaic. It seemed the kind of thing that ought...
  • The Left doesn't assassinate - because it doesn't have to

    11/08/2017 4:05:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/11/17 | Gil Ronen
    Peace Nows latest ad features Yigal Amir and Yona Avrushmi, who assassinated other Jews on political grounds, and several other Jews who attacked Arabs over the years. The Lefts claim is that the violence always comes from the Right, while its people dont use violence - certainly not that which is extreme and murderous. The simple response to this claim is: Correct! Why should the Left use violence? After all, the war here is between Muslim Arabs and Jews. All that the Left has to do in order for Jews to be harmed is to weaken Jewish defenses. To give...
  • Ed Klein Says Hillarys Negotiating for a Second Trump Dossier

    11/08/2017 2:48:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday after the program for the next issue of the most widely read political newsletter in America, The Limbaugh Letter, I interviewed famed journalist Ed Klein. Ed Klein used to edit the New York Times Magazine. He has written 14 books. The guy has incredible sources. People talk to this guy that dont talk to other people. The stuff that he publishes and writes is often attacked and criticized as nothing more than tabloid conspiracy stuff, but more often than not theres a lot to it. And he told me something yesterday. So Im gonna give you a little...
  • Whats the Real Purpose of the Brazile Book?

    11/08/2017 2:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Theres also two other things here. I told Mr. Snerdley here about a half hour ago, this Donna Brazile thing, something about this, folks, theres too much of this now. Let me cut to the chase. I think the Brazile book, the whole thing apparently is being excerpted. Theres no reason to buy the damn thing cause its in the newspaper, its on the Drive-By news and websites every day, every chapter of the book. People are dutifully following each excerpt, and this book is trashing Hillary Clinton. Its trashing Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz. Its trashing everybody that was in...
  • Modernity and the Old Days Meet in a Model-Train Store

    11/08/2017 1:30:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Salena Zito
    MILLVALE, Pa. -- When you walk into Esther's Hobby Shop in this old river town on the banks of the Allegheny River, your instinct is to wonder whether this glorious step back in time is the last glimpse of a dying industry. It only takes about five minutes and a spray of customers ranging from an 8-year-old, to a couple of millennials, to several baby boomers who traveled all the way from Florida, to realize that instinct is wrong. In this day and age, rapid automation includes an addiction to hand-held devices, and technological advances that usurp jobs and culture...
  • Jared Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman, and Benjamin Netanyahu Are Up to Something

    11/08/2017 11:54:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | DOV ZAKHEIM
    <p>There seems to be a general consensus in Washington that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans ongoing purge of princes and businessmen including the wealthiest of them all, the business mogul and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is motivated by his determination to consolidate his power, well before his father, King Salman, passes from the scene. He is in this regard a latter-day Adonijah, who had himself crowned king while his father King David was alive. And, like Adonijah, Mohammed bin Salman has made some very powerful enemies in the process. Unlike that Biblical figure, however, he has his fathers support and has taken care to arrest anyone who might threaten his drive to preeminence.</p>
  • Gun Control Debate 101

    11/08/2017 11:25:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Reading the social media posts of liberals following the latest mass shooting tragedy, occurring over the weekend in the small Texan town of Sutherland Springs, one might notice a pious gloating to their collective outrage. Rather than just the reflexive recitation of hatred at the National Rifle Association and congressional Republicans generally, liberals also lashed out against Christians, viciously blaming prayers for the lack of gun control efforts in Congress. It was almost as if they wanted to be at the scene of the horrific crime a church just to wag their fingers at the dead, for not...
  • Why There is Inaction on Gun Laws

    11/08/2017 10:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg,
    Among the many problems with the Great Gun Debate these days is that the pro-gun crowd wants to make it a culture-war battle and the anti-gun crowd wants to pretend that it isn't. On public policy grounds, the pro-gun people have the better arguments. Firearm homicides have declined since the 1990s despite the loosening of gun laws. Almost none of the remedies proposed in the wake of mass shootings would have actually prevented those crimes (though had so-called bump stocks been banned -- as they should be -- fewer would have died in the Las Vegas shooting last month). Indeed,...
  • How Rep. Steve Cohen Keeps His District Poor

    11/08/2017 10:21:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Star Parker
    Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on HR 490, also known as the Heartbeat Bill. The bill, introduced by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, prohibits abortion of an unborn child once the child's heartbeat is detectable. I have been fighting for the last 30 years to protect the unborn, and I wholeheartedly gave my endorsement to this bill. In follow-up questioning, I responded to allegations, often made, that abortion is essentially a health and welfare program, categorizing it like major government spending programs that target the poor, such as Medicaid and...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Did Comey obstruct justice by protecting Hillary Clinton from prosecution?

    11/08/2017 9:58:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Former FBI Director James Comeys explanation for not prosecuting Hillary Clinton was always improbable. Now it seems impossible. The Espionage Act makes it a crime to mishandle classified documents through gross negligence (18 USC 793-f). Punishment upon conviction carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. With 110 emails on Clintons private server that were classified at the time they were sent or received, the Democratic nominee for president could have been prosecuted on 110 separate felony counts. Yet Comey scuttled the case. But a story in The Hill this week by John Solomon says a newly discovered...
  • A Life For Liberty and Decency

    11/08/2017 9:57:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    History has its macros and micros. There are the major events and players, and there are also the lesser-known particulars and players who were equally essential to the final outcome. So it is with the modern conservative movement. There are the giants recognized by the under-40 crowd, but under them is a vast array of colorful characters and institutions that made it all possible. History is fortunate to have Dr. Lee Edwards cataloging all of it. He has written or edited 25 books, including major biographies on Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr., and Ed Meese, as well...
  • Ignorance Versus Stupidity

    11/08/2017 9:41:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell says, "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek admonished, "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design." The fact that we have gross ignorance about how the world operates is ignored by the know-it-all elites who seek to control our lives. Let's...