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  • Ann Coulter: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (book)

    08/23/2016 1:07:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Amazon ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ann Coulter
  • Obama’s Biggest Mistake

    08/23/2016 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    This week the conservative media is noticing that even the president’s cheering section at the New York Times is wising up to Obama’s mistakes in Syria, Libya, Iran, and more. But I think that the disaster of the president’s foreign policy is the least of his problems. I think the real mistake is the president’s ruthless attempt to push the liberal agenda to the max during the last eight years. I see why the president returned the bust of Churchill to the Brits. He just doesn’t believe: In victory or magnanimity. And now I have the founder of the Democratic...
  • Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce

    08/23/2016 11:51:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female a doctor, who had never talked much about politics before. When the wife learned her husband was for Trump, she threatened to divorce him and move to Canada. Sheesh. It makes one long for the good old days when a fellow had to run off with a cocktail waitress before his wife called in the lawyers. The Federalist shared some interesting insights on The Times article....
  • Polls, The Undecided and a Horse Race

    08/23/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Bill Tatro
    Are the presidential polls a true measure of the electorate’s decision or are they a never ending measurement of odds? A few months ago Donald Trump had a lead on Hillary Clinton. Then after a series of the Donald’s misstatements, his questionable actions, Hillary’s advertising barrage and Trump’s hierarchy reshuffling, the roles reversed in the polls. It all sounded like the track announcer calling the seventh race at Aqueduct. “Annnnd it’s Hillary surging to the lead, with a quarter mile to go.” As the pollster’s numbers changed I was left with a series of unanswered questions. I hear from the...
  • Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

    08/23/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Marita Noon
    What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for all fossil fuels to be kept in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.” McKibben calls methane emissions a “disaster.” He claims “methane is much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide” and that it does more damage to the climate than coal. Methane, CH4, is the primary component of natural gas. To buttress his anti-fracking argument, McKibben is selective on which...
  • “Why Trump?”

    08/23/2016 10:06:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    It’s true that on some of the most pressing of issues—immigration, trade, and foreign policy—Donald Trump’s “America First” positions are more align with traditional conservatism than are those of any other candidate. That is, they clash with the neoconservatism, the faux “conservatism,” that the GOP Establishment and its media apologists have promoted for decades as the genuine article. Yet this being said, in Trump’s nearly 70 years, until very recently, he has done little to nothing to indicate that he has so much as an awareness of the classical conservative tradition, much less a commitment to it. Even if he...
  • How New Cold World Order Threatens Humanity

    08/23/2016 9:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | David Grantham
    An ancient proverb says, “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers.” By now you have seen the heart-wrenching video of a 5-year old Syrian child pulled from the rubble of a house destroyed during another indiscriminate bombing campaign over the city of Aleppo. No tears. No wailing. He sits there unflinching, caked in soot and a face half-covered in blood from a nasty gash atop his head. It’s hard to stomach as a human. Nearly unwatchable as a father. While many remain deeply divided over how America should respond to the growing number of atrocities, the same audience seethes...
  • Road to Urban Despair Paved by Democrats

    08/23/2016 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | John Kass
    Riots broke out in Milwaukee the other day, and before that in other cities, each erupting with familiar sights: fire and pain, anger and looting. It will likely happen again in some other urban area, perhaps after a black man is killed by a police officer, whether the shooting is justified or unjustified. Was the victim a known criminal pointing a gun at a cop? Or not? These are reasons, but reasons really don't matter now, do they? The fire is the thing. The anger is the thing. And all we're doing now is waiting for the next one. Our...
  • Trump Can Bring Home the Gold!

    08/23/2016 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    As we enter the home stretch of the 2016 presidential race, there are a number of things the Republican nominee Donald Trump can do to help him bring home the gold, to use an Olympics analogy. During the past week he seems to have gotten back on track, and is putting behind him some of his previous missteps. But there’s still more he needs to do in order to win over some of the groups he’s ‘gotten out of sync’ with during his campaign. Trump has an uphill struggle to win over the women’s vote, which will be critical in...
  • Investigators Examine Lucrative Contract for Hillary Cronies

    08/23/2016 8:56:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Matt Whitworth
    Congressional investigators have requested information on a lucrative, multi-million dollar federal contract awarded to Democratic campaign operatives connected to Hillary Clinton that raises questions of cronyism but also if the purported purpose of the spending is even legal.The $12.5 million advertising contract to GMMB, Inc., the firm that produced Barack Obama's campaign ads in 2008 and 2012 and is doing so for Hillary Clinton this cycle, drew notice last month when the Wall Street Journal reported the agency paying for the work, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, is spending a greater portion of its budget on advertising than any other federal agency. Officials from...
  • The Republicans’ Sore Loser Caucus

    08/23/2016 8:42:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2016, 12:21 am | Stephen Moore
    I've heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee — and they did so in front of millions of Republican voters. Then they broke their word. Then they wonder why Americans are so angry and distrustful of careerist politicians. The Bush brigades are the worst...The people who gave us the Medicare...
  • A Clinton Presidency Would Be the Political Equivalent of an Extinction-Level Event

    08/23/2016 5:31:20 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2016 | Don Feder
    Forget the arrogance and corruption -- $153 million in Clinton family speaking fees from 2001, mainly bribes during her State Department years. Forget the lies, the lies about lies, and the perjury. Forget the security breaches. Forget enabling America’s most prominent sexual predator. Forget the trail of bodies stretching from Little Rock to Benghazi. Forget every scandal from Whitewater to deleted e-mails. Forget all of it. Instead, focus on coming attractions -- what a Clinton presidency would mean for America. It would be the political equivalent of an extinction level event. Obama began the process of transforming America. Hillary will...
  • Who, Whom?

    08/23/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday disallowed the Obama administration's attempt to change the nation's mind on the latest liberal social cause: sex-alteration. Judge Reed O'Connor enjoined the administration from enforcing new directives from the Departments of Justice and Education, which would prop open public-school restroom doors for access by students identifying with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. How this moral/constitutional tangle gets resolved we will learn in due course. Meanwhile, O'Connor's decision highlights a campaign issue deserving of the closest attention, despite its receiving, up to now, almost none. The Bolsheviks...
  • Obama Is Still Transforming America

    08/23/2016 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    "Never let a crisis go to waste" was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America's most violent large city. "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about the newly elected president, Barack Obama. That was three weeks after Obama had told a campaign rally: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." With only five months left in the White House, Obama is still hard at work...
  • CNN (Castro News Network) Celebrates Fidel’s Birthday

    08/23/2016 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    ItÂ’s one thing when a U.S. political party (Democrat) recruits U.S.-based news networks as full-time propaganda auxiliaries. That every U.S.- based network (except Fox News) has long served in this subservient capacity for the Democratic party has long been obvious to every analyst and commentator with functioning eyes, ears and cerebrum. Efforts by both parties mentioned above to deny this parasitic and incestuous bond are too pathetic to merit further comment in a column meant for intellectually sophisticated readers. So let us proceed to more engaging themes.When Fidel Castro celebrated his 90th birthday last week U.S.-based CNN was the eager...
  • What the Patti Hearst Pardon Is Not

    08/23/2016 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." Hearst had served 22 months of a seven year sentence in federal prison for bank robbery when President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence -- sentence reductions are part of the presidential pardon power embedded in the U.S. Constitution. Later, Bill Clinton pardoned -- that is, removed all punishment and restored her civil rights -- Hearst. She was one...
  • To ID or not to ID?

    08/23/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. A federal court ruled that the Texas Voter ID law passed in 2011, requiring voters to present official photo identification, discriminated again poor, minority and disabled voters and ordered a judge to approve new interim rules for the Nov. 8 election. The new rules will broaden the list of acceptable forms of ID. Voters will now be able to present, among other things, an expired ID, a government check or a current utility...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Southern Poverty Law Center

    08/23/2016 6:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has many allies within the Progressive movement. Funded largely by the most liberal elements of the Left, especially those within the George Soros network, like his Center for American Progress, BLM has been a major motivator for the attacks on police officers all over the country. With chants like “Pigs in a blanket, fry-em like bacon” and “What do we want? Dead Cops!,” the simple fact is that BLM has created an atmosphere of anger and hatred, and has incited violence against law enforcement officers across the country. In no way has the killing and...
  • This Angry White Male Thinks Key to Trump Victory Is...Black Voters!

    08/23/2016 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    My new book “ANGRY WHITE MALE” comes out today. So it might come as a surprise that the ultimate “Angry White Male” and author of a book about angry white males and “The Trump Phenomenon” would say that black Americans are the key to Trump’s victory.  But they are. I’ve been arguing in the media for well over a year now that Donald Trump will win because of 40 million motivated "angry white males." That’s his base…his foundation…his loyal army. Trump is the face of "the angry white male revolution." He is our energy. He sings our anthem. We’re mad as...
  • The Republican Turncoats

    08/23/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • The new birthers: Debunking the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy (CNN LOL alert)

    08/23/2016 5:17:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate's health. The campaign -- which goes back years -- has escalated to shouting over the summer, as Trump spiraled in the polls while mostly failing to connect with voters outside his base demographic. Now, as the race enters a crucial phase, there has been a growing push to fundamentally undermine Clinton's candidacy. Much in the way "birthers" (Trump was among the most prominent) sought similar ends by...
  • Sympathy for Victims Can Be Misdirected -- and Backfire

    08/23/2016 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Victims aren't always virtuous. That's a sad lesson that people learn from life. Human beings have a benign instinct to help those who are hurt through no cause of their own. But those they help don't always turn out to be very grateful. And sometimes it's hard to be sure just who the victim is. The most heavily publicized and violence-prompting police killings of young black men -- in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and Milwaukee this month -- appeared to be, as the facts became known, justifiable responses to felons' assaults. Such incidents are, unhappily, frequent, because young black men,...
  • A Clash of Police Policies

    08/23/2016 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize the social "root causes" of crime, such as income disparities and educational disparities, as well as the larger society's neglect of black communities. Chief Flynn puts less emphasis on aggressive police action and more on community outreach and gun control. Sheriff David Clarke represents...
  • Trump to African-American Voters: What Have You Gotten for Supporting Democrats?

    08/22/2016 6:51:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: One of the many things Trump did in a series of speeches recently is make an appeal to African-American voters. Now, this is something that Republicans have been urging Republican leaders to do frequently. It's implicitly rooted in the fact that if the Democrats could just be forced to lose 10% of African-American vote, that it would seriously damage the Democrats' presidential aspirations. They routinely get 90 to 93% of the African-American vote, and it's assumed that there's nothing to be done. But yet there are often calls, and have been for decades, for Republicans to make...
  • Nationalism vs. Globalism (Which Is Just Liberalism), and

    08/22/2016 6:35:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've gotta guy coming up who thinks that this election is not about left and right, it's not about particularly Republican versus Democrat or conservative versus liberal, but rather something else, nationalist versus globalist, populist versus globalist, and I think that's right, in many ways. I think there's still ideological components to this race, particularly in the area of Trump's outreach to African-Americans. Now, clearly, if you want to do that and do it right, there has to be an ideological component to it. And there's some other things in the campaign that are that way, but...
  • Trump Helps in Louisiana as Obama and Hillary Party Instead

    08/22/2016 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, folks, let us review the last few days that have transpired here in our great country. Donald Trump, presidential candidate, Republican side, visited Louisiana. They've had some terrible flooding there. There hasn't been one representative of the Obama administration get even close to Louisiana. (interruption) I'm sorry. I didn't know that. Jeh Johnson went for a day? The guy who spells his name J-e-h, okay, Jeh Johnson went for a day. Who is he, Homeland Security? Right, so the Homeland Security guy went down there for a day. Hillary Clinton decided to stay in Martha's Vineyard...
  • Amy Schumer: My Liberal Politics May Hurt My Career, But I Don’t Care (Chuckie's Niece Is SO Brave!)

    08/22/2016 2:17:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | August 22, 2016 | 4:10 PM EDT | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer absurdly claimed if only she kept her “mouth shut” about her “real feelings about politics or gun violence” that “career-wise” it “would be financially better for me, but I don’t care.” This is coming from someone who currently can be seen all over your TV in a national ad campaign for Bud Light, which even includes a commercial that spouted progressive talking points. The star of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and last summer’s box office hit Trainwreck came on Friday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show to promote her new book The Girl With...
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • Hillary’s New and Improved ‘Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce’

    08/22/2016 1:37:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    Last Wednesday, on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook revived a weary '90s-era theme, namely that any attack on someone named Clinton is, by its very nature, a “conspiracy theory.” In the first four minutes of the interview, which played out under the banner “Trump pushes Clinton health conspiracy theories,” Mook or Maddow used some derivative of the phrase “conspiracy theory” no fewer than thirteen times, often preceded by the verb “peddle” and/or the adjective “rehashed.” This whine may have seemed fresh to the snowflakes in Maddow’s audience, but it was vintage Clinton. Most memorably, Hillary...
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • Sowell: A Clash of Police Policies

    08/22/2016 12:44:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 23, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize the social "root causes" of crime, such as income disparities and educational disparities, as well as the larger society's neglect of black communities. Chief Flynn puts less emphasis on aggressive police action and more on community outreach and gun control. Sheriff David Clarke represents...
  • A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin

    08/22/2016 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me from his center chair of "The McLaughlin Group," it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of the class at Gonzaga. In that era, John was himself a Jesuit teacher at Fairfield Prep, where the black cape he wore and his authoritarian aspect had earned him from his students the nickname -- Father God. In 1970, Fr. John heard another calling, and,...
  • ‘FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe’

    08/22/2016 11:40:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2016 1:39 PM | by RICH LOWRY
    The Clinton e-mail scandal keeps on giving...
  • Has Trump Awakened John C. Calhoun's Concurrent Majority?

    08/22/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    In his August 20 rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Donald Trump continued to say things surprisingly basic. I paraphrase: We are going to take our country back. It is going to be a new day in America. It is going to be a great day in America. Government will listen to the people again. The voters, not the special interests, will be in charge. Ours will be a government of, by, and for the people. Our economy will grow. Jobs will come back. New factories will stretch all across the nation. Families will be safe and secure. Crime will go down....
  • Qué Verguenza, Marin! (Shame Shame on Rosario!)

    08/22/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Rosario Marin is a fellow Californian, and a Hispanic female Republican. What more could the California GOP have hoped for?She served as a councilmember, then mayor in the deep blue, and now deeply corrupt city of Huntington Park, the same city where I continue protesting the appointment of two illegal aliens to city commissions. Sadly, Marin has remained silent about this outrageous travesty, although she has helped campaign for other Hispanic Republicans running for office in California.She was promoted from Little TJ to Big DC, where she served as George W. BushÂ’s first Secretary of the Treasury. She returned to...
  • Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda

    08/22/2016 10:18:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 8/22/2016 | Peter Labarbera
    The purpose of this report is to expose and refute some of the longstanding statistical lies and propagandistic myths of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement. With media support, homosexual and leftist activists now openly campaign to banish dissenting conservative voices. This dangerous dynamic gives the homosexual-transgender lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda, which now includes: •Levying large fines to punish Christians and traditionalists who do not want to participate with their small business in homosexual “weddings”; •Criminalizing pro-heterosexual change therapy for sexually confused minors; •Using the government to force schools and businesses to allow...
  • Big 3 Insurance Flip Obamacare the Bird

    08/22/2016 9:18:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    UnitedHealthcare, Humana—and now Aetna—are abandoning Obamacare exchanges because they’re unprofitable. Meanwhile, for the first time in 10 years, the U.S. death rate has increased. CDC researcher Andrew Fenelon told the Associated Press: “…it is quite rare to see it [a death rate increase] for the whole population. … Many countries in Europe are witnessing declines in mortality, so the gap between the U.S. and other countries is growing.” For 80 percent of the past decade, President Obama has been president. Obamacare was unconstitutionally rammed through Congress on Christmas Eve of 2009. Isn’t it interesting that in 2016—with Obamacare in full...
  • Dear Donald: Are You Going To Let Yourself Go Down In History As A Loser?

    08/22/2016 4:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22j 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Dear Donald:Hillary is laughing at you. She thinks you’re a loser. Right now, she’s beating you. Crushing you. Humiliating you. And it’s all your fault.If you lose – when you lose – you can’t explain it away as a rejection of your ideology, since you don’t have any coherent belief system beyond your own wanting. It will be all on you. Your defeat will be your personal failure. You will go down in history as a joke, a clown, a legendary choker. Donald Trump, the one guy besides Jeb incompetent enough to lose to Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit. Michael Dukakis...
  • Giuliani: Hillary Doesn’t Need To Campaign Weekends Because The ‘Media Empire’ Does It For Her

    08/21/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:53 08/21/2016 | Steve Guest
    Rudy Giuliani, a top Donald Trump surrogate, on Sunday blasted the “media empire” that supports Hillary Clinton affording her the ability to not campaign. Rudy Giuliani, Screen Grab Fox, 8-21-2016 Rudy Giuliani, Screen Grab Fox, 8-21-2016 Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” with guest host Shannon Bream, Giuliani said that “The Clinton campaign has no campaign. She hardly appeared this week. I don’t know where she was, resting somewhere.” “Why is she doing so well in the polls?” Bream asked. “Well, what’s working for her is she has an entire — read Michael Goodwin’s column in the New York Post and...
  • Chicago Rapper and White House Guest Common Says Trump Will Take America Back to ‘Slave Days'

    08/21/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 1:20 pm, August 21st, 2016 | by Tommy Christopher
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is reaching out to the African-American community these days, and in a new interview with Newsweek, at least part of that community is reaching back. Chicago rapper, actor, and White House invitee Common doesn’t seem to be persuaded by Trump’s newfound concern for black voters, if this interview is any indication: “America wouldn’t be taking a step back… we’d be taking 12 steps back [if Trump becomes president],” the Chicago-born musician and activist tells Newsweek. “It would be returning to some of the mentality of racism we’ve seen in the mid-Sixties, in the civil rights...
  • Embarrassing: WashPost Writes Clinton 'Allegedly Cheated on His Wife'

    08/21/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has two cover stories, one for Bill Clinton and one (if you turn it upside down on the other side) for Melania Trump. As expected, Bill Clinton is going to get a gushier treatment. Post writer Neely Tucker is so tender to the president that he mangles a fact, and the copy editors (also tender hearts) allowed it. “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler will not be assigned to this story. Tucker wrote, “He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t that much older than their daughter.”This...
  • Calling for Another Nice-Style Attack, ISIS Suggests Jihadists Try Baseball Bat, Power Screwdriver

    08/21/2016 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    A new video out of ISIS' Al-Khayr province in Syria suggests jihadists emulate the on-hand weaponry of the Nice attack with at-home items such as a power screwdriver, baseball bat or hypodermic needle.The death toll in the July 14 attack on the French coastal city, in which a Tunisian living in Nice drove a cargo truck into a Bastille Day crowd, rose to 86 a few days ago as another man died of his injuries. Eighty-three were killed at the scene.French authorities initially declared that the truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, had no known links to terrorism. The attacker's uncle said...
  • Obamacare’s impending implosion should worry New Yorkers

    08/21/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2016
    With the news last week that Aetna — like UnitedHealth and Humana — is pulling out of most state exchanges, ObamaCare seems set to implode. Even President Obama seems to realize it: He’s preparing to launch a major push to draw in more people — preferably, healthy young ones — to his health-care marketplaces. In the meantime, there was grim tidings for New York: Roughly one out of every five companies in the state is hiring fewer workers thanks to ObamaCare. Companies say they’re shifting to more part-timers. They’re cutting workers’ wages and benefits and hiking prices. Those were the...
  • Rising to the Height in Presidential Voting

    08/21/2016 7:38:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Predictions are always perilous, especially about the future. Pollsters, either professional organizers or on behalf of their candidates, are understandingly often imperfect in explaining how and why individuals vote the way they do and the reasons for their decision. Most of the appraisals by pollsters and commentators on voting intentions and beliefs are serious and based on a mixture of and different combination of factors. Among those factors are religion and degree of religious observance, race, age, income data, occupation, geographical location, length of residence, education level, previous political inclination, party affiliation, current national and foreign issues, sex, and marital...
  • Colin Powell Goes under the Clinton Bus

    08/21/2016 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    To the list of victims, common folks, and politicians left in the wake of that runaway bus of crime and corruption known as Clinton, add one more -- former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Leaks emerging from the Congressional acquisition of the heavily redacted FBI interview with Hillary Clinton that took place in July, indicate that part of the discussion with Democrat nominee centered on Clinton’s claim that she set up her private email server on the recommendation of Powell. This account of the origins of the server is in line with the “coincidental” assertions contained in a soon to...
  • Don’t Be like the Man Who Married His Mother-in-Law

    08/21/2016 6:23:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    There’s a strange story out of India in the Daily Mail about a man who divorced his wife to marry his mother-in-law and now regrets his decision and is trying to undo it. In a way this reminds me of conservatives whose preferred candidates lost the nomination and now as NeverTrumpers are making the election of Hillary more possible. It’s a variation of the song “You Can’t Always get What You Want”, but instead of the next line being “but you can sometimes get what you need”, it reads, “but you can get what you don’t want or need”. In...
  • Still ‘Pro-Choice’ After This? Then You Have No Soul

    08/21/2016 6:06:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Barber
    Moral clarity alert. The kid gloves are off. Time for some serious soul searching.You proponents of the torturous live-dismemberment of children in the womb, just knock it off already. Your pro-abortion euphemisms – “pro-choice,” “reproductive freedom,” “women’s rights” and other such propagandist nonsense – have run their shameful course. As you regressive “progressives” like to say, “The science is settled.” Pre-born babies are objectively and empirically distinct persons with emotions, autonomy (though in a dependent stage of human development, not unlike post-birth babies) and the unalienable human rights intrinsic to all human beings.Watch this amazing 4D ultrasound video posted on the...
  • Should You Own an AR-15?

    08/21/2016 5:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    After the massacre of gay Americans having a good time at an Orlando nightclub by an Islamic terrorist there were vivid discussions about people owning an AR-15 -- the principle long gun in use in America -- despite the fact that it was not the firearm used by the murderer. For some the discussion immediately lurched to gun control, but a lot of people had very little knowledge to support their arguments. I thought we should take a look at the AR-15. (Note: I am neither a gun owner or member of the NRA.) Another issue about the gun came...
  • The Rape That Feminists Forgot

    08/21/2016 5:35:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Rebecca Schoenkopf was just minding her own business, as “owner, editrix and publisher of Wonkette,” a blog billing itself as a “Nasty Vile Little Snark Mob,” when she “hastily” posted her commentary entitled, “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick.” A feminist, Ms. Schoenkopf explained to her readers why raping Juanita Broaddrick, which she tends to believe Bill Clinton did almost four decades ago, doesn’t make Bill a bad guy . . . or even a bad feminist. “To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable,”...
  • Jerry Brown and Eminent Domain Abuse

    08/21/2016 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor's office in 2011 and inherited a $25 billion budget shortfall. Feeling the squeeze, Brown saw an opportunity to make $1.7 billion by eliminating redevelopment agencies and shifted. He liked redevelopment as mayor, he explained to the League of California Cities, but also: "I didn't quite understand it. It seemed kind of magical. It was the money that you could spend on stuff that they wouldn't otherwise let you spend." In Sacramento, fiscal restraint can only last so long. The urge to "spend on...