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  • How The Donald Got His Groove Back: Trump Spikes In Polls As World Elites (Shortened)

    06/30/2016 5:00:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is just getting started. Or so he has said to worried GOP leaders who fear his rival, presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is getting the upper hand too early ó an edge he might not been able to regain later in the general election contest.
  • What Brexit Means for the European Unionís Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain¬ís decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.¬ďThere is a serious risk that Britain¬ís decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,¬Ē said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Brexit Vote Has Huge Ramifications for U.S. Politics

    06/26/2016 3:49:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/23/2016 | Roger L Simon
    News flash: The revolt against elites is real in the UK and America and it's only getting started. Maybe there will always be an England. In a surprise, Leave won the Brexit referendum on whether to stay in the European Union by an equally surprising amount. British sovereignty won. David Cameron lost. Jeremy Corbyn lost. The EU lost. Bureaucrats lost. Angela Merkel lost. Barack Obama lost. Globalism lost. Authority figures almost everywhere lost. And, most of all, unlimited immigration lost. So what happened to the vaunted British betting market that is almost invariably correct and was predicting by 80 percent...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 7:31:15 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 7 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, ďThe American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.Ē
  • Yahoo spends $500K to protect Marissa Mayer from Ďspecific security threatsí

    05/24/2016 7:14:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | James Covert
    Yahoo said Chief Executive Marissa Mayer faced ďspecific security threatsĒ in 2015 ó and the company accordingly spent more than a half-million dollars on her personal security. Last yearís tab came to $544,061 ó more than 20 times the $26,891 Yahoo had spent a year earlier on protecting Mayer and her immediate family, according to a Monday filing. ďDuring 2015 Ms. Mayer faced specific security threats that we believed were credible,Ē Yahoo said in the filing. The company didnít elaborate on the threats. By comparison, Facebook said last month it spent $6.5 million on bodyguards and other security for its...
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 219 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • 'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

    05/03/2016 6:42:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Nellie Bowles
    A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, heading to what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed on the side of the road and greeters darted across. At a farmersí market with overflowing baskets full of raspberries, watermelons, and focaccia, I asked for a mango, and the farmer started cutting it in half for me: ďThatíll be $7.Ē This weekend, outside Las Vegas, a group of Burning Man veterans put on a festival called Further Future, now in its second year. Across 49 acres of Native American land over three days, with...
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • Tomb for Next Dead Pope Ready Under St Peter's Cathedral

    03/18/2016 8:46:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 3/16/16
    'No mystery' behind the move says Vatican spokesman(ANSA) - Vatican City, March 16 - A white marble tomb has been made ready under St Peter's Basilica to receive the remains of the next pope who dies, French-language news agency I-media reported Wednesday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said there is "no mystery" behind the move. "It is necessary to foresee room being made for tombs in future years...there was only one free chapel, so it was wise to foresee other possibilities as well," he said.
  • Watch: GOP Establishment Elites Discuss How To Stop Trump-(Shortened)

    03/14/2016 5:18:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    At a private luncheon in Washington, DC, a group of GOP establishment figures gathered to lament the rise of Donald Trump and discuss what can be done to defeat him. The luncheon was filmed as part of an episode titled ďThe ReckoningĒ in the Showtime documentary series The Circus, which chronicles the 2016 race for the White House. Executive producers Mark Halperin and Mark McKinnon sat down with these establishment figures before Super Tuesday.
  • Delegates At GOP Convention Not Bound On First Ballot

    03/13/2016 3:29:25 PM PDT · by dlt · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-13-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    A Republican National Committee Standing Rules Committee member told the membership Friday that convention delegates are not bound to cast their votes at the convention according to primary vote results in the first round of voting. Curly Haugland of North Dakota, a long time member of the RNC Standing Rules Committee, sent a letter to the RNC membership at large about this issue. He explained how he came to the conclusion that all Republican delegates who participate in the 2016 Republican National Convention are unbound on each ballot round, including the first. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/13/rnc-rules-comm-member-every-delegate-at-gop-convention-not-bound-on-first-ballot/#ixzz42pBrTlVl
  • With NBC/WSJ Itís Not Polling, Itís "Gaslighting" - Media Manipulation: The Latest Version

    03/09/2016 6:34:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-9-2016 | sundance
    The latest media narrative ‚ÄúDonald Trump Cannot Beat Hillary Clinton‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúDonald Trump support Dropping‚ÄĚ, is being spurred by another NBC/Wall Street Journal poll being pushed ‚Äď yet again ‚Äď by NBC political director Mark Murray.On February 17th we completely deconstructed the ridiculous methodology being deployed in the agenda polls ‚ÄďSEE HERE‚Äď What the general audience continually seems to overlook is the source of the information.Here‚Äôs another screengrab of the latest ‚Äúpoll‚ÄĚ being pushed by NBC/WSJ (the full pdf is here). Look closely at the origin of the information.What you‚Äôll see is: ‚ÄúHart Research Associates / Public Opinion Strategies‚ÄĚ...
  • Jebís brother Neil Bush joins Cruz finance team, possibly opening door to more Bush support

    03/08/2016 12:44:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/8/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    Neil Bush, brother of Jeb and George W. Bush, has joined the Ted Cruz national finance team, the senatorís campaign announced this afternoon. Whether Neil Bush is an outlier within the family, or the vanguard of a dynastic shift, remains to be seen. ďThis is certainly great news,Ē said Cruz communications director Alice Stewart. -snip- Neil Bush, a Houston businessman, was a director at Denver-based Silverado Savings and Loan in the 1980s. Its failure caused political headaches for his father, then the vice president.
  • Unbound Delegates Could Hold Key to Stopping Trump at Convention

    03/08/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/08/2016 | By Toby Harnden
    The ultimate result of the 2016 presidential election could yet rest on the likes of Erling ďCurlyĒ Haugland, 69, a businessman from Bismarck, North Dakota, who will be one of the 2,472 delegates to the Republican party convention in July. And he isnít saying what heíll do. ďI wouldnít know until the day of the first ballot [at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio] because a lot can happen between now and then,Ē he said. With the Republican party in uproar over the runaway primary lead of billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, the role of convention delegates could be crucial in...
  • Rigged elections and oblivious voters

    03/08/2016 9:52:35 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/8/2016 | Mychael Massie
    Elections are a rigged game, and everyone knows it but the voters. They are pawns, the useful idiots, if you will. The establishment Republican hierarchy, the Rubio campaign, the GOP and the Republican National Committee, along with the shadowy ďevil spiritsĒ who assume human form during times of great fear that We the People might actually have a true say in the governance of our lives, are roaming the political landscape with the character and stench of the rotting dead. The object of the 2016 general election has become: ďSTOP DONALD TRUMP,Ē even if it means finding a way to...
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. Fully 116 members of the GOPís national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect Ė to Hillary Clinton! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...
  • Seeing Trump as vulnerable, GOP elites now eye a contested convention

    03/07/2016 9:32:59 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    PARK CITY, Utah ó The presentation is an 11th-hour rebuttal to the fatalism permeating the Republican establishment: Slide by slide, state by state, it calculates how Donald Trump could be denied the presidential nomination. Marco Rubio wins Florida. John Kasich wins Ohio. Ted Cruz notches victories in the Midwest and Mountain West. And the results in California and other states are jumbled enough to leave Trump three dozen delegates short of the 1,237 required ó forcing a contested convention in Cleveland in July. The slide show, shared with The Washington Post by two operatives advising one of a handful of...
  • Mitt Romney is the Darth Vader for the Evil Empire

    03/04/2016 5:03:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Party elite donít care for they are quite comfortable losing the White House to the Democrats again, as long as they retain their party positions and power At a speech in Salt Lake City Thursday, 2012 Republican Party presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney laid out his reasons why Donald Trump should never receive the Republican endorsement. According to Romney, Trump is a ďphonyĒ and a ďfraud,Ē that would lose to Hillary Clinton in the fall election. Romney favors a deadlocked GOP presidential race that withholds the nomination from Trump at the convention. It was only the latest...
  • Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected

    02/27/2016 5:01:27 AM PST · by BobL · 71 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 25, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    We're in a funny moment. Those who do politics for a living, some of them quite brilliant, are struggling to comprehend the central fact Republican primary race, while regular people have already absorbed what has happened and is happening. Journalists and politicos have been sharing schemes for how Marco parlays a victory out of winning nowhere, or Ted roars back, or Kasich has to finish second in Ohio. But in my experience any nonpolitical person on the street, when asked who will win, not only knows but gets a look as if you're teasing him. Trump.
  • Megyn Kelly and Media Elites Go Off on Trump Supporters: ‚ÄúEnough. Seriously!‚ÄĚ

    02/22/2016 2:40:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/22/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    ‚ÄúEnough. Seriously.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs how Donald Trump nemesis Megyn Kelly of Fox News reacted to a report that Trump supporters expressed hostility to reporters at a Trump rally on Sunday. NBC News reporter Katy Tur had posted to Twitter from the Trump rally in Atlanta that Trump supporters called her a bitch and gave the press the finger after Trump criticized the media during his speech.‚ÄúTrump trashes press. Crowd jeers. Guy by press ‚Äėpen‚Äô looks at us & screams ‚Äúyou‚Äôre a bitch!‚ÄĚ Other gentleman gives cameras the double bird.‚ÄĚ** This is a commonly used tactic by the liberal media to attack...
  • To Restore The Constitution, The Voters Themselves Should Follow It

    02/18/2016 8:20:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alan Keyes
    The forces that now have a stranglehold on both the so-called ‚Äúmajor‚ÄĚ political Parties are determined to overthrow the Constitution, turning the United States into an oligarchic tyranny, affirmed periodically by sham votes, as in the erstwhile Soviet Union. I can‚Äôt support anything produced by their sham political process. It‚Äôs all calculated to produce a result fatal to rightful liberty. Only a true grassroots movement can restore constitutional self-government in the United States. The presidential election, as envisaged by the Constitution‚Äôs provisions, actually requires such a grassroots mobilization, focused on the election of presidential electors. These electors are supposed to...
  • The Coddling of the American Mind [well written]

    12/20/2015 11:34:14 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Theatlantic.com/ ^ | September 2015 | Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
    Something strange is happening at America‚Äôs colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.... Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance. Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a microaggression to ask an Asian American or Latino American ‚ÄúWhere were you born?,‚ÄĚ because this implies that...
  • House Conservatives Frustrated by Ryan‚Äôs Secret Budget Talks With Democrats

    12/14/2015 6:53:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 11, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    More than a trillion taxpayer dollars are on the table as House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi negotiate a massive spending deal. But while those talks drag on between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Ryan, R-Wis., many House Republicans say they‚Äôre growing frustrated by the secrecy surrounding the process and the lack of details about the package. As the days tick down toward a looming budget deadline, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee‚ÄĒthe largest conservative caucus in Congress‚ÄĒsaid in an interview with The Daily Signal that he still doesn‚Äôt know what‚Äôs exactly on the negotiating table or...
  • THE RULES MATTER

    12/07/2015 8:12:56 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | Jay Cost
    ...The party voters possess the formal power to decide, but there is a vast infrastructure of donors, strategists, and insiders ‚ÄĒ an elite establishment ‚ÄĒ whose job is to control informally the people's decision.
  • Americaís Ruling Class ó And the Perils of Revolution

    10/17/2015 4:34:02 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    http://spectator.org/ ^ | From the July 2010 - August 2010 issue | Angelo M. Codevilla
    When this majority discovered that virtually no one in a position of power in either party or with a national voice would take their objections seriously, that decisions about their money were being made in bipartisan backroom deals with interested parties, and that the laws on these matters were being voted by people who had not read them, the term "political class" came into use. Then, after those in power changed their plans from buying toxic assets to buying up equity in banks and major industries but refused to explain why, when they reasserted their right to decide ad hoc...
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated!: Media, White House, Salon Go Soft On Pedophilia

    09/22/2015 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    In 2003, Senator Rick Santorum was widely criticized for making a slippery slope argument about what can happen to a society and country once we turn away from Biblical morality. A mere 12 years later the former-Senatorís prediction has come tragically true. It is only Tuesday and yet already this week Salon has published a lengthy article written by a pedophile asking for our understanding. Although he claims to have never acted on his impulses (but spent years in a chat room with those who have), the entire piece condemns society ó you and I ó as bigots for ostracizing...
  • Irreconcilable Differences (Good Read)

    09/18/2015 12:57:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    The Zman Blog ^ | 9/18/2015 | Zman
    ...Thereís a huge chasm between the ruling class of American society and those over whom they rule. Itís not simply a disagreement over the direction of society. In many respects, the duty of the ruling class is to guide their subjects to the right policies. In a sane society, the people in charge are smarter and more knowledgeable so they better be more right than the masses. No, the dispute today is over the nature of society and it is an irreconcilable dispute. The ruling class of today imagines a world that does not include a thriving, rambunctious middle class...
  • Why They Lie To Us

    09/18/2015 8:33:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    How long will we sit silent as we are fed these lies? There are some things that are more than uncomfortable, they are almost unbearable. One of those things is poverty. They say if all you have ever known is poverty it isnít so bad because you donít know any better. I always think that people who say that have never been poor. Since from time immemorial there has always been someone who has it better and if not there is always the iron clad law of ďThe Grass is always greener in someone elseís pasture.Ē When Glug the caveman...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speakerís lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they donít like with Hill...
  • Malibu's celeb homeowners try to block public beach use

    09/14/2015 9:49:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 104 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/13/2015 | - Elizabeth Day
    ďJust because you buy the front house, doesnít mean you own the beach,Ē says Tony Salaza. ďThe beach is for everybody.Ē He gestures towards a sweep of architect-designed houses to his left. Over the past few years, many of Malibuís 13,000 residents have been watching with alarm as public access rights to the 27-mile coastline have come under threat. Many celebrities and multimillionaires own sprawling Malibu homes overlooking the Pacific, including actors Robert Redford and Angelina Jolie, the rapper Dr Dre, the director Rob Reiner and media mogul David Geffen. In an effort to protect their privacy, some homeowners have...
  • StemExpress CEO jokes about shipping whole heads of aborted babies to research labs

    08/22/2015 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Cassy Fiano | Aug 21, 2015
    After the release of a temporary restraining order barring the release of videos involving StemExpress executives, Center for Medical Progress ó the group behind the Planned Parenthood videos óreleased disturbing quotes, along with a trailer to preview its next video. And the quote preview released is ghastly. StemExpress is a middleman tissue procurement company that worked directly with Planned Parenthood. Center for Medical Progress released a handful of episodes in its ďHuman CapitalĒ documentary series, detailing the testimony of a former StemExpress worker. In a yet to be released video, StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer makes shocking admissions, detailing how the...
  • Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus (The left starts their attacks)

    07/27/2015 11:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Real News Network ^ | July 26, 2015
    Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Donald Trump, or the Donald as the media has dubbed him, is dominating headlines in broadcasts all over the country after his announcement that he's running for president. Even after he was widely condemned in headlines for his June remarks accusing almost all Mexican immigrants of being drug dealers and rapists, Trump is leading in the...
  • Perhaps the world's conspiracy theorists have been right all along

    06/20/2015 9:28:21 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    .telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jun 2015 | Alex Proud
    Paedophiles This one seems like a particularly dark and grisly thriller. At first it was just a few rubbish light entertainers. Then it was a lot more entertainers. Then we had people muttering about the political establishment Ė and others counter-muttering donít be ridiculous, thatís a conspiracy theory. But it wasnít. Now, itís a slow-motion train crash and an endless series of glacial government inquiries.
  • Obama and the Black Intellectualoids

    06/16/2015 11:38:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2015 | L.E. Ikenga
    Barack Obama owes his position to his membership in a class that is destroying America: the intellectualoids--shallow people able to fool others into believing they possess superior intellects.[SNIP]Intellectualoids are fairly easy to recognize. They are the ďbest and the brightestĒ in our society,people with top degrees and social connections who have positioned themselves(or been positioned)to have a great impact on our culture of politics,race,education,and economics. But at the same time, intellectualoids have severe knowledge deficits when it comes to understanding the great religious and intellectual traditions(Judeo-Christianity and the seven traditional liberal arts)that have built their civilization. They have a knack...
  • Bilderberg 2015 And TPP: Global elite schemes to put squeeze on ordinary citizens.

    06/12/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    No TV nor radio news will cover this. CNN Reports Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Extremely Secretive Two copies of the biggest free trade deal in history are sitting in reading rooms -- one at each end of the Capitol. The document is classified. Only members of Congress and staffers with security clearance can access it. And they can't make copies or even carry their own handwritten notes out the door. This is how trade negotiations work. Fearful that they'll undercut their own negotiators, leaders of the countries involved don't want the details of what they're hashing out revealed until the...
  • An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

    05/28/2015 5:52:50 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 | Valerie Strauss
    A new report commissioned by concerned alumni of Horace Mann School, an elite private school in New York City, tells an extraordinary story of the sexual abuse of scores of students over decades by teachers, coaches, department heads, a headmaster, a school chaplain and a dean of guidance. The findings build on revelations made public in recent years about sex abuse at Horace Mann, which was founded by Columbia University on its campus in 1887 but has long been an independent school in the Bronx, now with 1,782 students from nursery school through 12th grade. It costs $41,900 a year...
  • The Post-Indiana Future for Christians

    04/03/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 3, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    I spent a long time on the phone last night with a law professor at one of the countryís elite law schools. This professor is a practicing Christian, deeply closeted in the workplace; he is convinced that if his colleagues in academia knew of his faith, they would make it very hard for him. We made contact initially by e-mail ó he is a reader of this blog ó and last night, by phone. He agreed to speak with me about the Indiana situation on condition that I not identify him by name or by institution. I do know his...
  • Ted Cruz and the Media

    03/27/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Leonhardt
    Ted Cruz received almost 4.5 million votes in the 2012 Texas Senate election, which he won in a landslide. Millions more Americans, outside Texas, agree with his aggressive brand of conservatism. He has been one of the most influential figures in Congress lately, and this week he became the first major candidate to announce an official 2016 presidential campaign. He also has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination, let alone of becoming president. So what are we in the media supposed to do about Mr. Cruzís candidacy? He is, on the one hand, a major figure in American...
  • William Cruz (No matter who you back, read this)

    03/24/2015 2:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | March 24, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    Michael Van Der Galien has tried to understand why the Ted Cruz presidential candidacy announcement has set social media on its ear and advances a tentative theory. ďBut why are leftistsí heads exploding as well? Iíve got no doubt I know the answer: they fear him. Tremendously even. He is everything they oppose: a true, small-government conservative.Ē If that were all Cruz were guilty of it wouldnít be half bad. Itís far worse. His ďImagineĒ speech seemed calculated to ridicule every Leftist shibboleth with predictable effect. The Left lost no time characterizing him as a Christian bigot, a patriarchal supremacist,...
  • Why They Fear Scott Walker

    02/12/2015 12:58:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 12, 2015 | Seth Mandel
    As I write this, the No. 1 ďmost readĒ story on the Washington Postís website is its investigation into the college years of Scott Walker, headlined: ďAs Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit.Ē Most of the time, you donít need to read such a story to know what itís about: for Republicans, every silly comment or stunt in their teenage years is in the public interest, and for Democrats the same investigative practice is racist, racist, racist. (Though in 2016 it will be sexist, sexist, sexist.) But there is one aspect of this story that...
  • Exclusive: The Education of Jeb Bush

    02/05/2015 4:53:25 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    Shedding a new skin is Bush's euphemism for national transformation: purge public institutions of what doesn't work and ingest the fruits of radical connectivity to inspire and support innovators.
  • Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture

    01/30/2015 8:11:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/29/2015 | NAPP NAZWORTH
    A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? In an email interview with The Christian Post, Yancey, professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, explained that Christians are fortunate in one sense, because those with anti-Christian hostility are small in number; but in another sense, they should be concerned, because those with "Christianophobia" tend to be powerful elites with influence in certain important areas, such as higher education. The data...
  • The Party of Snobbish Elites

    01/08/2015 2:22:01 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A gentrified cocoon of progressive privilege has cost Democrats the middle class. Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy ó minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workersí compensation ó protected their interests better than unfettered free-market capitalism. Republicans often had trouble selling the argument that an unleashed economy and new technology would relegate poverty to a relative, not absolute, condition ó something like suffering with a cheap, outdated iPhone 4 while the better-off could afford an iPhone 6. Why, then, have Democrats lost the...
  • Harvard Ideas on Health Care Hit Home, Hard

    01/06/2015 12:46:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON ó For years, Harvardís experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar....... In addition, some ideas that looked good to academia in theory are now causing consternation. In 2009, while Congress was considering the health care legislation, Dr. Alan M. Garber ó then a Stanford professor and now the provost of Harvard ó led a group of economists who sent an open letter to Mr....
  • Distrust fuels populist movement

    01/05/2015 11:46:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 3, 2015 | Salena Zito
    The Washington political classes do not understand you. If you are a Democrat, they assume you're a pure progressive. They take for granted that you consider climate change a religion, think immigration should be a free pass for everyone, support entry-level people jumping past entry-level pay, think fairness is an entitlement provided by government through executive order, and believe socialized health care is the greatest achievement this country has accomplished. If you are a Republican, they assume that you carry a gun every time you walk out the door, that you hate women, gays, blacks and Hispanics, and that you...
  • Meet the Snobocrats

    11/20/2014 4:22:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud. Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the Affordable Care Act, deriding the "stupidity" of Americans as a way to justify misleading them. Gruber apparently thinks such deception is OK because yokel voters could not handle the truth about the looming chaos he helped to engineer in their health coverage. Unfortunately, Gruber's disdain for the proverbial masses -- he was paid nearly $400,000 in consulting fees -- is thematic of the last...
  • Jonathan Gruber In 2010: ĎIím An Ivory Tower Guyí

    11/15/2014 11:47:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A snippet of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly has resurfaced, but this time itís about himself rather than American voters. ďIím an ivory tower guy at heart and do my thing and figure Iím an honest guy and people will trust it,Ē Gruber told Politico in Jan. 2010. The self-description is likely to resonate with the public after several videotaped recordings surfaced this week of Gruber calling Americans ďstupidĒ and bragging about how ďa lack of transparencyĒ was necessary to pass Obamacare. Gruber called himself ďan ivory tower guyĒ after it came to light that he had been paid...
  • Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism

    11/14/2014 12:40:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2014 | Philip Klein
    MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a leading architect of President Obamaís healthcare law, is under fire for recently surfaced comments in which he conceded that to pass Obamacare, supporters relied on ďthe stupidity of the American voterĒ to hide its actual effects. My colleague Tim Carney has already written about how the comments are just the latest reminder of how the law was built on a foundation of lies. But there is a broader message in all of this ó that Gruberís comments get to the heart of whatís wrong with liberalism. At the end of the day, liberals not only...
  • NBCís medical correspondent Ďviolated Ebola quarantineí

    10/13/2014 7:15:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/13/2014 | Bruce Golding
    An NBC News crew was ordered under mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola infection after the networkís chief medical correspondent was allegedly spotted on a food run to a New Jersey restaurant, according to a report. Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her crew had agreed to a voluntary quarantine when they returned to the United States from West Africa last week following their exposure to a cameraman who contracted the deadly virus.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "It makes no sense ... to promote birth only among poor people."

    09/24/2014 8:54:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    Elle ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jessica Weisberg
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Interview - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion - Elle "It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people."‚ÄúFrankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don‚Äôt want to have too many of.‚ÄĚ ¬Ė United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoted in Emily Bazelon, ‚ÄúThe Place of Women on the Court‚ÄĚ, The New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2009 Elle: Fifty years from now, which decisions in your tenure do you...