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  • Three Police Officers killed IN Baton Rouge

    07/17/2016 7:46:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1,754 replies
    Just a breaking news report over KTLA so far
  • Dating Websites Demonstrate the Complete Absurdity of Nondiscrimination Laws

    07/08/2016 3:09:13 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 7 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 8, 2016 | Benny Huang
    In case more proof was needed that the homosexual movement does not want to "live and let live," Aaron Werner and Richard Wright will gladly provide it. The two "gay" men sued Christianmingle in 2013, claiming that the website violated their rights under California law because it offers only opposite-sex matchmaking. Last week, they won their case. Christianmingle must now accommodate homosexuals. Oh yeah--and it has to pay Werner and Wright $468,000 in damages and attorney's fees. The two men sued under the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a state law that prohibits discrimination based on a number of protected categories...
  • Local View: Wealth inequality sowing the seeds of another civil war

    06/09/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bernie Hughes
    I have concluded that not doing fairly unto others ultimately could bring about another U.S. civil war. Please hear me out. See if you dont agree it could happen unless the growing unfair political financial tide is corrected. The growing spread of wealth inequality has been underway for many years. It has come to pass even in a democracy and a so-called exceptional nation. Im not a history major, but in my serious interpretation, another civil war appears to be a distinct possibility. Doing great and greater for the financially elite and less and less for others has come to...
  • Air Force secretary supports draft registration for women

    06/03/2016 4:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Ottumwa Courier ^ | June 3, 2016 | Richard Lardner, the Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Air Force's top civilian official said Friday she supports requiring young women to register for a potential military draft as Congress heads toward a divisive debate over whether to erase gender restrictions from Selective Service. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said there's no reason women shouldn't have to sign up just as men between the ages of 18 and 25 do. Women have never before been required to register in the United States and including them in a draft pool has outraged social conservatives....
  • Now a woman has been expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting a man

    06/01/2016 5:58:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    t's finally happened a woman was accused of sexual assault by a man and ended up being expelled under the same terrible policies that have railroaded so many male students. The woman, identified as "Rose" by Buzzfeed News, tells a story similar to that of so many young college men. While drinking at a party, she and a male student went to her room and performed oral sex on each other. The male student left briefly to get a condom before the two began intercourse.
  • Cheap bros have found a new way to get out of paying for dates.

    05/28/2016 7:08:57 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/2016 | Christian Gollayan
    So much for chivalry. Venmo, a peer-to-peer payment app owned by PayPal and popular with millennials, isnt just letting 20-somethings split cab fares and utility bills its turning guys into really stingy dates.
  • Megyn Kelly: We Want Donald Trump Painted Into That Inescapable Box of Sexism

    05/17/2016 7:23:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/17/2016 | Sundance
    The phrase: you cannot talk down to me because Im a woman, traditional -arguably appropriate- ERA feminism, demanded equality in opportunity. However, that argument has now been dropped. Modern feminism is leveraged: you cannot criticize me, because Im a woman. Sheryl Sandberg, Megyn KellyThe traditional demands of equality are following a predictable pattern and now invoking leveraged benefit. Ultimately, this is the modern version of feminism, and one currently being advanced by personalities like Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Social justice memes demanding a higher position of consideration based on (fill_in_the_blank), where this specific blank is filled with gender. The...
  • Equality of the Trinity

    05/14/2016 8:48:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 139 replies
    OSV.com ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Equality of the Trinity While Jesus states God is ‘greater,’ it is only in the sense that the Father is the principal source of being Msgr. Charles Pope 5/11/2016 Question: We read in a recent Sunday Gospel (May 1), that Jesus says the Father is greater than him (Jn 14:28). Since we are all taught that each divine person of the Blessed Trinity fully possesses the nature of God, equally to be adored and glorified, what did Jesus mean by such statement?— Dick Smith, Carrollton, Texas Answer: Theologically, Jesus means that the Father is the eternal source in the Trinity.All...
  • US Congress moves closer to requiring draft registration for women

    05/13/2016 2:19:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 13, 2016 | Patricia Zengerle
    A US Senate committee has approved legislation that would require American women to register for the military draft, setting the stage for a fight in Congress over the historic shift in policy later this year. The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the requirement late on Thursday, as an amendment to the $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved a similar amendment late last month.
  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • Donald Trump cant stop saying nasty things about women. It could cost him.

    03/25/2016 5:41:05 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 25. 2016 | Jose A. DelReal and Jenna Johnson
    A nasty feud that escalated Thursday between Donald Trump and his chief Republican rival over their wives set off a new wave of alarm among establishment Republicans, who fear that the GOP front-runner would drive away female voters in a general-election fight with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trumps gender problem flared again this week as he and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas traded insults while Cruzs wife, Heidi, became the target of vitriol on social media from Trump and his supporters. At one point, the real estate mogul retweeted an unflattering image contrasting Heidi Cruzs appearance with his wife,...
  • Canada Bankrolling More Female Directors to Close Gender Gap

    03/09/2016 6:11:00 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 3/8/2016 | Etan Vlessing
    The National Film Board of Canada, the country's public filmmaker, has promised half the movies it finances will be directed by women. Those urging Hollywood to close the pay and opportunity gap for women directors should cast an envious eye to Canada. The National Film Board of Canada, the country's government-funded film producer, on Tuesday announced it will ensure at least half of its productions will be directed by women, and half of all production financing will go towards helping women tell their own stories.
  • Obama Talks Income Inequality At $33k-per-Ticket Fundraiser

    02/12/2016 1:33:44 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last night, President Obama held a fundraiser in the San Francisco Bay area, where he told presumably wealthy donors to be concerned about inequality and the wave of populism that's sweeping the nation. Oh, and did I forget to mention that one ticket to this event cost $33,400 (via the Hill): Obama has previously expressed surprise by the enthusiasm generated by Trump and Sanders. But he urged donors attending the $33,400-per-ticket fundraiser to understand that populist candidates in both parties are tapping into something real. "Despite all the progress we've made ... what is true is that people are anxious,”...
  • The incrementalism of evil vs. God's strict requirement for equality, justice, and good

    01/22/2016 12:03:07 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | 1-22-2016 | Tom Hoefling
    "And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for the second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering." -- Thomas Jefferson "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts." - Edmund Burke Most Americans these days are, politically, like the proverbial frog that is being boiled slowly, so that they won't jump out of the pot. Everyone knows that...
  • Marine Corps Ordered to Make Boot Camp Coed, Remove 'Man' from Titles

    01/07/2016 10:40:49 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 117 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has given Marine Corps brass two weeks to submit a plan to train male and female recruits together at boot camp and fully integrate officer candidate school. He's also calling for the Marines to make all job titles gender-neutral as the service opens currently closed ground combat jobs to women. In a Jan. 1 memo obtained by Military.com and first reported by Marine Corps Times, Mabus ordered the Corps to send him a detailed plan by Jan. 15 for making boot camp and officer training coed. He also requested that the Marines provide him with a...
  • Equality Babble

    12/29/2015 10:32:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Or do we? At the end of a long, bitter political year, with a still grimmer one facing us, shall we take a look? The Founding Fathers' abstract commitment to equality -- reinforced by the Gettysburg Address -- vexes and perplexes Americans across the political sphere. We know we're "equal," more or less. But equal on what terms: nature's or the government's? "Equality" takes on the quality that 21st century politicians assign it according to vote tallies, with backing from the media's noisier voices. We hear about...
  • The Death Of The American Middle Class Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

    12/16/2015 3:14:55 AM PST · by expat_panama · 85 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    To borrow from Mark Twain, a whole lot of people seem intent on reporting if not the death of the American middle class, then at least its demise. Thanks to a Pew Research Report, reported here by the Chicago Tribune as one example, casual readers assume the reports on the death of the American middle class are true. Luckily for Americans, depending on how you look at it, the reports are either false, or true in a positive way. First, and most importantly, everyone must understand that there is no official or even consensus definition of the middle class. [snip]...
  • Sergeant Major Speaks Out On Women In Combat

    12/09/2015 12:53:15 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Funker530 ^ | December 8, 2015 | Josh
    Sergeant Major Lehew, a 27 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, speaks the honest truth that no one wants to hear about women in combat. Sergeant Major Justin Lehew is a beast among men. At a time where the entire military is absolutely terrified of speaking their minds, he personified moral courage. This man is a leader of Marines, and when it comes to protecting the combat effectiveness of the United States Marine Corps, he let his words speak without the fear of repercussion.
  • Sunni cleric says 'women only fit to deliver children'; gender equality 'un-Islamic'

    11/29/2015 6:49:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliar's controversial remarks against gender equality have triggered a strong reaction from parties and activists who demanded that he withdraw them and apologise. Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist and ruling Congress lashed out at the Islamic scholar over his "anti-women" remarks. Marxist veteran and state Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan alleged that Musliar's remarks were equal to the "anti-democratic" stand of Sangh Parivar and they should be withdrawn. "His remarks amount to insulting even his (Kanthapuram's) own mother. The statements were equal to the anti-democratic stand of Sangh Parivar. He should withdraw it and...
  • Blakely teacher restricts Lego-play to her girl students in the pursuit of gender equity

    11/21/2015 12:25:03 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 72 replies
    Bainbridge Island Review ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jessica Shelton
    In Karen Keller’s kindergarten classroom, boys can’t play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are “girls only.” “I always tell the boys, ‘You’re going to have a turn’ — and I’m like, ‘Yeah, when hell freezes over’ in my head,” she said. “I tell them, ‘You’ll have a turn’ because I don’t want them to feel bad.” Although her approach might anger some parents, Keller is sticking to her guns: It’s all part of a plan to get girls building during “free choice,” the 40 minutes of unstructured play time...
  • Bernies and (Hillarys?) Perfect Progressive World of Fairness and Equality

    10/22/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 14 replies
    RedNecoBlogger ^ | 10/22/2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    From each according to their ability (you DONT OWN what you produce) Too each according to their needs (you DONT get to decide that. Your needs and that of your family are done by "experts" at the Government Central Needs Determination Office) January 20, 2017 (and thereafter): In Bernies (Hillary?) perfect "progressive" world, and with Global Warming (Climate Change on cold days) "crisis" looming (it's gonna happen any day now, PROMISE!)... quick action to save the planet has been instituted. As we all want to help solve this crisis, we now get our monthly ration coupons (after we wait in...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Equality

    09/18/2015 5:32:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-18-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Equality and Dissection

    08/01/2015 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    This summer, many people, including friends of mine, adopted the rainbow symbol and the message of human equality after the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon itself to redefine marriage. Actual leaders of “gay rights” organizations universally explain, in open partnership with Planned Parenthood, that their concept of equality likewise promotes “reproductive health,” which itself includes abortion. Thus, leading advocates to redefine marriage cite human “equality,” but believe it can coexist with their own diktat that only certain human beings are “equal,” while others can be torn apart. To rainbow equality leaders, defining some humans as abortable is an obvious...
  • Tuesday June 30, 2015 Clare Lopez & Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

    07/01/2015 6:36:09 PM PDT · by Chatlee · 111 replies
    Rick opens program with somber admonition that American Christians are imminently facing severe persecution. http://www.trunews.com/tuesday-june-30-2015-clare-lopez-dr-kim-riddlebarger/
  • Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

    06/17/2015 5:10:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster. The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked, and it is being reported that this new global political authority that Pope Francis envisions would be in charge of the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions. The funny thing is that this sounds very much in line with the new sustainable development agenda that is going to be launched at the United Nations in...
  • The Liberal Icon Who is Also One of the Most Racist Women in History

    05/13/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    News/Talk 1130 WISN ^ | May 13th 2015 | Dan O'Donnell
    She was one of the most racist women in history, so virulent in her hatred of the people she called impure that she made it her lifes mission to decimate their population. She wrote, [We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. Later, she said that she wanted to give dysgenic groups [people with bad genes] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization. According to her, this was necessary, since to...
  • Two Underrated Peoples

    05/03/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    In looking over the history of the past 500 years, four nations stand out for having completely and massively altered world civilization in a way that no others have, before or after: England, Spain, France, and Portugal. No other empires even come close. The Muslim conquests were landbound except for island hopping. Chinese and Mongolian conquests were landbound. Even in ancient times, Greek, Roman, and Persian conquests were essentially land operations, except for river fording. Yes, they all had navies, but were not defined by them. What separates the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish was that these nations had vast...
  • A Lesson in Marriage Equality

    04/09/2015 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Gaystapo message to evangelicals and conservatives isn't the once-heralded live-and-let-live proverb; it's the ISIS shout to the infidel, "Renounce your faith or die!" When the idea of same-sex marriage was first soft pedaled to the gullible masses, the pitch was, What can it possibly matter to you if two men or two women wed? As Glenn Beck said, If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me? Since then conservatives and evangelical business owners have learned the difference it makes and why it matters: It can mean an end to their small businesses,...
  • Uniting the Right - The Power of a Unifying Idea

    04/01/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Horowitz
    Internal dissension not only blunts the Republican attack; it hands Democrats a convenient stick with which to beat them. No one on the right, whether conservative or Republican, thinks this is a healthy situation. Why, then, is it the case? What is it that unites Democrats that Republicans lack? Anyone who pays attention to politics can see that when Democrats attack, they speak from the same text, and when they vote, they march in lockstep. If one Democrat says the wealthy must pay their fair share, all Democrats do regardless of the merits of the charge. If their leaders...
  • Hillary Clintons War on Women

    02/23/2015 8:06:40 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-23-15 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years salary data. Snip Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama cant have it both ways, Perry said. They use raw, aggregate, unadjusted gender differences in pay and then claim that those pay gaps are the result of gender discrimination, like the 23 percent national gender pay gap in aggregate median income. They would then have to admit that...
  • 700-year-old copy of Magna Carta found in scrapbook

    02/10/2015 4:37:13 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 23 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Tuesday February 10, 2015 | News.com.au
    A rare edition of the Magna Carta has been unearthed in a city library and is believed to be worth a staggering $21.3 million. An archivist stumbled upon the document, a third of which is missing, at the Kent History and Library Centre. The document was found in a Victorian scrapbook after archivist Dr. Mark Bateson was asked to search for another charter from the town of Sandwich. Modal Trigger The recently discovered copy of the Magna Carta is worth millions even though a third of the document is missing.Photo: Zuma Press The edition is believed to be one of...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.
  • Six Conundrums of Socialism ( "Free People are not equal. Equal people are not free .")

    01/15/2015 9:28:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | January 14, 2015 | Waddy Moffetts
    Conundrum: Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and dont have one, youll probably never need one again. The definition of the word Conundrum is: Something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six conundrums of socialism: In the United States of America: 1. America is capitalist and greedy yet half of the population is subsidized. 2. Half of the population is subsidized yet they think they are victims. 3. They think they are victims yet their representatives run the government. 4. Their representatives...
  • Sowell: The 'Equality' Racket

    01/05/2015 8:58:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves. That, of course, is not the only meaning of equality, but it is the predominant political meaning in practice, where economic "disparities" and "gaps" are automatically treated as "inequities." If one racial or ethnic group has a lower income than another, that is automatically called "discrimination" by many people in politics, the media and academia....
  • Even Steven -- Fundamental Problems with Equality

    12/06/2014 6:11:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-5-14 | Deana Chadwell
    The further into the frightening future we travel, the more we will need to understand what has gone wrong with our national thinking, and more importantly, how we are going to correct it. We have spent the last 6 years listening to our dear leader chastise us about equality, about paying our fair share, about redistributing wealth. His ideas are essentially and hopelessly false and infantile. Either we rid ourselves of such rubbish, or life in America will continue to go bad. The idea of fairness is one of the earliest moral ideas that children grasp. If little Steven sees...
  • Erdogan: Of course women arent equal to men ( Moslem Turkey )

    11/25/2014 11:13:41 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you were looking for an actual war on women as opposed to some fictional hysteria constructed for the entertainment of daytime cable news soap operas, you might want to take a look at Turkey. The new president of our ally in the region near Syria, Tayyip Erdogan, decided to opine on the subject of gender relations this week and he really wasnt worried about mincing words. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. You cannot put women and men on an equal footing,...
  • Horror Stories from and Solutions for Schoolgirls Escaping Boko Haram

    11/02/2014 10:44:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Kimberly Smith
    Boko Haram is a radical Islamic wanna-be ruling force in Nigeria who kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in one fell swoop in April of this year. Michelle Obama was outraged. EightyU.S. military troops flew in, vowing to never leave until the girls are found. The Nigerian government agreed to a ceasefire against the captors, claiming the group is preparing to release the girls—who they openly call “sex slaves” and threaten to sell in the market. Yet, hundreds more girls and women have been kidnapped since April by the same wanna-bes, including 60 immediately after the ceasefire proclamation and 30 more...
  • Obamas Ideal Revolution [VDH]

    10/09/2014 4:26:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Americas current revolutionary inspiration seems to derive more from Robespierre than Madison.</p> <p>At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.</p>
  • Liberal BBC Asks, Is Sport Sexist? While Promoting Inequality

    09/28/2014 2:15:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 22Sept14 | Selwyn Duke
    It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously thought about equality actually believes in it. When making this case, one could point to how Eric Holders DOJ is currently suing the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women equally (how dare they!), but theres perhaps no better example than a recent BBC writer who asks, Is sport sexist? The author, Aimee Lewis, poses the question because there are still sports where the womens categories dont precisely correspond to the mens; for example, she mentions how women gymnasts and...
  • Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others

    09/02/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jedediah Purdy
    Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all. But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side. And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.If the world is lucky enough to produce historians of the early 21st century, one question seems certain to grab their attention. How did so much equality coexist with so much inequality? Economic inequalitythe difference between the richest and the poorest, or between the rich and everyone else has reached some of its highest levels ever, both in the U.S. and at around the world. Yet our time is also marked by a...
  • What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?

    08/17/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 17, 2014 | Shannon Chamberlain
    Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giverdystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in The Giver.The world is an increasingly unequal and unfair place, economists tell us. Every year, it becomes a little harder to picture what equal opportunity and egalitarianism even look like. As the rich attract capital like Jupiter attracts space debris and the poor fail to make any substantial gains, the gap between them comes to seem to us less surmountable, more of a force of nature than something for which...
  • Lou Holtz's Two Americas

    08/01/2014 7:43:56 PM PDT · by econjack · 9 replies
    Talk ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lou Holtz
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesnt. The America that contributes, and the America that doesnt. Its not the haves and the have nots, its the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. Thats the divide in America . Its not about income inequality, its about civic irresponsibility. Its about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. Its about a political party that loves power more than...
  • Conservatives say the U.S. has done enough to create equality for blacks. Young liberals agree.

    07/01/2014 1:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | July 1, 2014 | Emily Badger
    One last dip into a big Pew survey we've been discussing about on the politics and policy views of Americans. Pew surveyed more than 10,000 adults earlier this year on topics ranging from their views of Hillary Rodham Clinton to taking the bus, and the report divides their responses along a set of political typologies that group respondents into generally coherent categories across the range of policy issues: i.e., the "business conservative," the "solid liberal," the young "next generation left." Across that spectrum, there is not surprisingly wide disagreement on racial progress in America and the steps government still must...
  • Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals

    06/08/2014 2:56:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    When the word terrorism is used today, most people equate it with Muslim extremists, radical bombings and hijacked aircraft. But theres another form of terrorism happening right here in America, and the perpetrators are out to destroy the very fiber of our Judeo-Christian heritage and U.S. Constitution. Welcome to the bloody LGBT battlefield where everyone is fair game in a relentless, multifaceted assault on our humanity. Make no mistake about the LGBT intentions. No longer content to fit in or simply be accepted by others for living an odd lifestyle, today they are out to castrate the minds and hearts...
  • Will Submarines Have Daycare Facilities?

    05/29/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | May 24, 2014 | Laura Wood
    FOR years we have been hearing that women are just like men except for a few minor anatomical differences and therefore all (lucrative) occupations that were once male should be opened to women. No sooner is this transformation enacted by government or corporations in some specific arena than it is openly admitted that women are very different from men and the workplace must be transformed to accommodate these differences. An announcement by a Naval commander typifies this phenomenon. The Navy once decided it must have women sailors because women are just like men. Now the Navy says it cant retain...
  • Female Marine Pullup Failure Doesn't Mean Women Aren't Strong

    05/22/2014 5:30:04 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 112 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 3, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Associated Press reports: More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs. The delay rekindled sharp debate in the military on the question of whether women have the physical strength for some military jobs, as service branches move toward opening thousands of combat roles to them in 2016.
  • Pope Francis declares (via Twitter), Inequality is the root of social evil

    04/28/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 90 replies
    Twichy ^ | 4/28/14
    See link for discussion.
  • Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion

    04/26/2014 2:06:50 AM PDT · by Rashputin
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 24, 2014 | Bruce Frohnen
    Statesmanship and the Dangers of Civil Religion by Bruce Frohnen I recently attended a conference on statesmanship. Truth be told, there are reasons to be ambivalent about statesmanship. While public service is a great virtue, the statesman specifically serves the state, generally meaning the government of the nation state. And, while anyone in a position of high authority and power must be motivated (and more importantly constrained) by a sense of duty, demands for statesmanship tend to hold up a model of greatness in political leadership that is profoundly dangerous. The desire to be great by upholding the interests...
  • Equality in Discipline

    04/16/2014 4:04:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April m16, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled "Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths." The subtitle is "School Discipline Rates Must Be 'Proportionate.'" (http://tinyurl.com/mxnlg9h). Let's examine some of the absurdity of the Obama administration's take on student discipline. Last January, the departments of Justice and Education published a "guidance" letter describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin. Its underlying threat is that if federal bureaucrats learn...