Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $85,470
97%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 97%!! Less than $2.6k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much! God bless.

Editorial (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump Valiantly Tried to Save America

    06/23/2018 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Ilena Mercer
    By now most Americans, for or against, get the idea. All an individual or family need do to live in America, and off the avails of the American taxpayer, is to arrive at an approved port of entry and “lodge a legal claim to stay.” That’s it. The same understanding animates an entire, parasitical industry that has arisen to coach the claimants in their claims-making. The refugee and illegal-migrant racket sprung-up on the backs of the American people is Third World cronyism at its best. “The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars, this year, to care...
  • SCOTUS Puts Internet Sales Tax in Play

    06/23/2018 8:00:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Peter Roff
    Bloomberg Businessweek just did a feature piece about the demise of Toys R US that, complete with an illustration of a crying Geoffrey the Giraffe, really tugs at your heart strings. It's a clever take that puts the blame squarely on private equity investors and executives who, the magazine claims, kept the company alive for a decade or more by "living on borrowed money." While that's true in part, there's much more to the story. Almost no where in its exposition of the company's failure does it examine the underlying problem: government policies that favor clicks over bricks by granting...
  • The Epidemic of Ptsd (Post Trump Stress Disorder)

    06/23/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Each day, it gets worse across the world, but especially in our country. The epidemic of PTSD (Post Trump Stress Disorder) is spreading quickly across the American leftist population. It is easily apparent in a media that is 95% anti-Trump and includes liberal reporters who masquerade as objective journalists. Among the stricken are so-called analysts and who shout offensive questions at the White House Press Secretary at her daily briefings. It also includes CNN and MSNBC hosts, who are all liberal, and who constantly compare the President to Hitler and his policies to Nazism. This epidemic has infected plenty of...
  • Stopping War Games Prematurely: A Costly Mistake

    06/23/2018 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    I arrived in Seoul on the same day as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the Singapore Summit. In the wake of the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo and I had essentially the same task: reassuring our allies. Of course, he did it with high-level government officials, and I did it unofficially with many contacts who are journalists, business leaders and academics. But they all had at least one thing in common: concerns about President Trumps announcement that wed be stopping war games in the region. Although he didnt expressly say so, this...
  • Hate Speech and Intolerance at University of Delaware

    06/23/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Paull Driessen
    University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim?A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the schools student newspaper proclaimed Green Dragon slayer for hire, in a geography department near you: To members of the Cornwall Alliance, environmentalists are satanic Green Dragons, sent from the bowels of hell to threaten world order and harm the needy. Caleb Owens article links tenured UDel geography and climatology professor David Legates and his Christian faith to far-right American evangelicals, fossil fuel funding...
  • Thoughts on Crying Babies, Dying Babies, and Media Deception

    06/23/2018 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Michael Brown
    The technique is proven and effective. Put a moving, highly effective, propagandistic photo on the front page (or cover) of your story. Cause a moral outrage in the public. Then, several days (or even weeks) later, print a retraction somewhere in the middle of your publication where few will find it: “We regret publishing a picture with a misleading caption.” It works like a charm!Over 25 years ago, I documented instances of this technique when it came to reports on Israel. The media would feature the tragic picture of a Palestinian baby, almost torn apart, the alleged victim of an...
  • A California Billionaire Sets Michigans Energy Policy

    06/23/2018 5:57:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jason Hayes
    Michigans two largest electricity companies struck a breakthrough agreement last month with billionaire California environmentalist Tom Steyer to boost the Wolverine States clean-energy requirements. Earlier this year, Mr. Steyer had funded a ballot initiative slated for August to force Michigans electricity providers to source 30% of their overall sales from renewable options such as wind and solar by 2030. But under the new agreement, the utilities will aim to produce a minimum 25% of their energy from renewable sources and a further 25% from energy-efficiency measures by that same year. This 50% green-energy goal will effectively govern the states energy...
  • Pope Denounces Trumps Border Policy as 'Immoral'but

    06/23/2018 5:43:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border…Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents 'contrary to our Catholic values' and 'immoral.'" (Reuters, June 20, 2018)“During their meeting the Pope thanked comrade Fidel Castro for his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression." (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Sept 21st 2015.)“What?!” Nikita Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That...
  • Congress Is Broken... and Spineless

    06/23/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | june 23, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    It's no surprise that Democrats and everyone in the liberal media are blaming President Trump personally for the crying immigrant children at the border. He gets blamed for everything their hysterical minds can think of. But it's not up to him to fix what's wrong with our messed-up immigration policies. It's up to Congress. The problem is, as Americans can see for themselves every day, Congress is broken and crawling with spineless politicians. Our senators and representatives can't or won't come up with an immigration reform bill and send it to the president's desk any time soon - just like...
  • A Viable Democratic Alternative to the Regime in Iran

    06/23/2018 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | june 23, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    One could easily argue that Irans ruling theocracy is facing the greatest internal threat to its rule since the 1980s. In the beginning of this year, the country was rocked by a mass uprising. The chain of protests was a major step forward for the domestic Resistance movement in the sense that it extracted political activism from farmers and the rural poor, despite the fact that these groups had long been thought to tolerate or even support the clerical regime. The December-to-January uprising was comprised of protests in upwards of 140 cities and towns spanning the entire country. And this...
  • SELF-INFLICTED SUICIDE: Being A Daycare For Illegals WILL Eventually Turn America Into..

    06/23/2018 3:19:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 22 Jun 18 | V. Saxena
    SELF-INFLICTED SUICIDE: Being A Daycare For Illegals WILL Eventually Turn America Into A Third-World Country Its absurd that this needs to even be said. In response to the child separation scam being perpetrated by the Democrat Party and its propaganda media allies, the administration of President Donald Trump intends to house tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children at our military bases, according to a report published Thursday by The New York Times: "The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials...
  • The Supreme Court's 'Bartleby' Decision-

    06/22/2018 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "I would prefer not to." That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville's 1853 story "Bartleby, the Scrivener," when asked by his employer to perform a task. It's also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the Supreme Court in its latest redistricting -- or gerrymandering -- case, Gill v. Whitford. This was expected to be a closely divided case and one that many observers hoped would establish a clear legal standard to overturn partisan gerrymanders. But all nine justices concurred in the central point of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion, that the plaintiffs...
  • Trump Moves to Obamas Position on Family Detention, Democrats Outraged

    06/22/2018 6:20:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | June 21, 2018 | David French
    Is a policy child abuse simply because Trump is executing it? Family separation is over, for now. The executive order President Trump signed yesterday fits within his statutory authority, complies with existing law, and directs his attorney general to petition federal courts to grant him greater authority to detain alien families together. The title of the order, Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation, contains its own plea that the legislative branch step up and exercise its constitutional authority. This is all good. Families shouldnt be separated merely to prosecute misdemeanors or during asylum proceedings. The administration should pursue...
  • THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM-Dem's libels against against Trump mask dire problem in ranks

    06/22/2018 5:32:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine/Jerusalem Post ^ | June 22, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Jewish Democrats' libels against Trump mask a dire problem in their ranks. Google search of the terms Trump Nazi, brings up 70,900,000 results. There are a number of distressing aspects to this state of affairs. First and foremost, it is pure libel to call US President Donald Trump a Nazi. His daughter Ivanka is Jewish. His daughter-in-law is Jewish. Half his grandchildren are Jewish and his non-Jewish ex-daughter-in-law is half Jewish. How many Nazis have Hanukka celebrations in their homes starring their Jewish grandchildren? Beyond his Jewish immediate family, Trump has shown extraordinary friendship to the Jewish state. It isnt...
  • The Cynical 'Millionaires Tax' Didn't Fool The SJC

    06/21/2018 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    Shed no tears for the "millionaires tax" ballot initiative, which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down on Monday. From the outset, the initiative was a cynical ploy to get voters to do something they have repeatedly rejected replacing the state's flat-rate income tax with a system of graduated tax brackets. But nobody was fooled by the ruse, least of all the SJC.Five times in five decades, Massachusetts voters have been asked to scrap the uniform tax rate required by the state's constitution. Five times they have refused. So activists this time came up with a two-fer: They proposed...
  • Scandals Sanitized With Linguistic Trickery

    06/21/2018 3:38:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality. n early draft of the 2016 FBI report on the email scandal was reportedly subjected to linguistic surgery to exonerate the former secretary of state, who at the time was the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton was originally found to be "grossly negligent" in using an illegal email server. That legalistic phrase is used by prosecutors to indict for...
  • Fake News Meets Fake Poverty

    06/21/2018 3:16:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Journalists really like the poor. I don't mean they like living with them or even near them. They just love knowing they are there - even when they dont really exist. It seems "Poverty Porn" has never been more popular even as Americans and the world gets richer and richer, and of course for these journalists America and the American system is to blame. A recent shining example of poverty porn was by The Guardians Ed Pilkington who produced what he called A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America, in which he uncritically followed Philip...
  • The Politics Behind Separation Anxiety

    06/21/2018 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was "adamantly against illegal immigrants" and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016. In his 1995 State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton said: "All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on...
  • In Trumps North Korea diplomacy, China is the loser

    06/21/2018 2:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | Brahma Chellaney, Special to the Globe and Mail
    North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un’s latest visit to Beijing this week cannot obscure the fact that China, once the primary conduit between Washington and Pyongyang, is at risk of being largely left on the outside. The White House has eroded China’s leverage by establishing a direct telephone link — a virtual hotline — to Mr. Kim. In fact, U.S. President Donald Trump, by directly engaging Pyongyang over a nuclear and peace deal, has effectively cut out the middleman, China. Beijing, which values North Korea as a strategic buffer against the U.S. military presence in South Korea, has reason to be...
  • Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots

    06/21/2018 1:57:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2018 | by David Catron
    Laura Bush needs a remedial course in history and immigration policy. The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with English. It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration policy are concerned. This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing a statute signed into law by her own husband, George W. Bush. Even worse, she compared the HHS facilities where the children of illegal immigrants are briefly housed to the infamous internment camps where...