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  • Greenfield: Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz

    02/06/2016 3:41:10 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz February 4, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Bernie Sanders has a complicated history with Israel. Back in the 70s, he called for denying weapons to Israel before the Yom Kippur War. His voting record on Israel in the Senate was spotty at best. He called for "aggressive normalization" with the terror state of Iran at the Democratic debate. But defenders keep mentioning that he and his anti-Israel brother Larry, who is with the Green Party in the UK, spent time at a Kibbutz in Israel. When Bernie Sanders entered the race, there was a good...
  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Gun Reform AB13 4 February, 2016

    02/06/2016 2:27:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    AB13 is an incremental improvement that establishes a timeline for firearms owners to have their property returned. From walker.wi.gov: Assembly Bill 13 - intends to return property to owners who have been cleared of charges relating to the seizure of a firearm or ammunition. The bill creates a timeline for this process to ensure individuals will no longer be subject to long wait times for the return of their property. Authored by Representative Daniel Knodl (R - Germantown) and Senator Stephen Nass (R - Whitewater), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the...
  • New Clinton Defense on Email Scandal: ‘Everybody Did It’ [semi-satire]

    02/06/2016 2:01:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    A recent discovery that former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice may have received a handful of classified emails on their private computers prompted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to claim she's been exonerated. "The vast right-wing conspiracy trying to derail my campaign has been rebutted by this new evidence," Hillary contended. "Singling me out when the use of private computers for transmitting classified government communications was standard practice reveals the baseless hypocrisy of their charges." Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) says "Clinton's 'everybody did it' argument is a gross distortion of reality. It's akin to a notorious drunk...
  • Ted Cruz on Immigration in 2011. The Only Video You Need to See…

    02/06/2016 8:09:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 65 replies
    Louder with crowder ^ | February 6 2016 | Steven Crowder
    In a few of their debates, there has been some – well, debate – about where Ted Cruz really stands on illegal immigration and amnesty. Here he is, in his own words, in 2011 when he was running for US Senate… I’m strongly opposed to illegal immigration/ I am categorically opposed to amnesty. And I strongly support legal immigrants who follow the rules and come here to work towards achieving the American dream. Now with respect to securing the borders, I approach this as someone who has spent much of his adult life with law enforcement. It makes utterly no...
  • How the Western media and world leaders have Israeli blood on their hands

    02/06/2016 8:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/16 | Barry Shaw
    By covering up and supporting Palestinian deadly aims they have the blood of innocent Israelis on their hands as they aid and abet a malevolent and murderous Palestinian agenda When people of sound minds display clear signs of deviation from reality it demands of us to examine the symptom and expose the defect. For quite some time, Israelis and others that have clear-eyed views of the world have been increasingly troubled by leading influence and opinion makers who seem to have wandered off into some unvirtuous virtual world of their own. From an Israeli perspective, it is a world where...
  • Trump goes for the jugular then backs off

    02/06/2016 8:46:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Trump's playbook: Fueling a rumor mill is the worst kind of manipulation of dedicated followers Having first backed Donald Trump as he came out swinging on the campaign trail, too much has passed his lips and subsequently been deposited into the timeless archives of video to be ignored. This will most certainly bring Trump supporters down onto my neck with hatchets, but the obvious can’t be overlooked. A brilliant builder of a real estate empire, Trump has become a media manager extraordinaire over the decades. It is all based on mainstream media indolence, its willingness to receive and broadcast radical...
  • A letter from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton

    02/06/2016 8:45:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/16 | Obie Usategui
    Despite our obvious differences, Michelle and I will always hold you and Bill in high esteem as one of our closest enemies and shall always cherish the memories, disappointments, havoc you have both brought forth to our lives, my administration Dear Hillary: I hope by the time you receive this letter, you find yourself well and in good spirits amidst your grueling presidential campaign. I did not want to waste any time in responding to your inquiry regarding my intent to endorse you. In consideration to your request, however, there are issues, most of which, I deem crucial and in...
  • Is it Time for Women to Register for the Selective Service Program?

    02/06/2016 8:32:21 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week, while addressing the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the ongoing effort to open combat positions to female troops, the Marine Corps commandant and Army chief of staff both told senators "that they believe women should be required to sign up for the military draft now that they are being integrated into all combat positions." The generals, Robert Neller, USMC and Mark Milley, US Army, told the committee that women should no longer be exempted from the Selective Service program. The integration of women into combat position without a long term study by the defense department is being forced...
  • Greenfield: Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in a Lying Contest

    02/06/2016 8:08:54 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    FrontPage ^ | February 5, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary in a Lying Contest The angry old leftist future of the Democrats. February 5, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The future of the Democratic Party was two angry old leftists screaming at each other for two hours to decide who hates capitalism more. With the MSNBC and the Democratic Party's logos on a red background, the stage was set for a redder than red debate. Red was everywhere, reflected in the thick glasses of Bernie Sanders and in the...
  • Obama Pitches Muslim TV Shows [semi-satire]

    02/05/2016 10:25:39 PM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Appalled by the over-representation of Muslims as terrorists in national security themed TV shows, President Obama called for broadcasters to air a more varied array of programs featuring Muslim characters. "One idea I came up with is a family comedy," the President said. "There's this daughter who refuses to marry the nephew her father has chosen for her. So, the father and nephew shoot her and dump the body in a river. But she comes back as a ghost or zombie and haunts them with a series of weekly pranks. In one episode the daughter disguises herself as salesperson in...
  • New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans (barf-ola)

    02/05/2016 10:05:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | February 6, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes cast. But that hasn't dampened Republican efforts to pass a spate of strict voter ID laws since 2008. And it hasn't hurt the public's overall enthusiasm for those laws, either. But the results of a new working paper from political scientists at University of California, San Diego suggest folks may want to consider. The researchers analyzed turnout in recent elections...
  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 8:22:26 PM PST · by kathsua · 292 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 5th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Those who think Sen. Ted Cruz can be elected to a job he isn’t eligible for are ignoring the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. If Republicans make the mistake of nominating Cruz for President of the United States, Democrats in California and other states will challenge his eligibility. There’s at least a 90% probability the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco would rule him ineligible because he is a naturalized citizen rather than a “natural born citizen” as required by the Constitution.
  • The immigration case, made simple

    02/05/2016 6:59:12 PM PST · by Elderberry · 3 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 2/5/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    Next week, the blog will publish a series of articles - a symposium - on the major immigration case now under review by the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas. The Justices will hold a hearing on the case in late April. This post provides a basic explanation of that case in non-legal terms. ------ Like every other independent nation, America has the right to decide who comes into the country, to stay or just to visit. But because the borders are not tightly sealed, many foreign nationals enter without official permission and remain. Once here, many of them live...
  • 'Armani Communist' divides China (Communist Party Rich)

    02/05/2016 6:41:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    BBC Trending Blogs ^ | 02/06/2016 | bbctrending
    However wealthy Liu's parents may or may not be, it is clear that this is a boy who is no stranger to attention. He is known as a child star who acts and sings. More than 20,000 people follow his Weibo page. He's famous for appearing on a local Shenzhen-based show called "Family Show". Some admirers have condoned Liu Bo's choice of suit and complimented him on his appearance. "Please make this Armani wearing youth's clothing be the whole countries' primary and secondary school uniform" said one Weibo post which received more than 10,000 likes. During the years of the...
  • Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax

    02/05/2016 4:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Grunwald
    President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a "21st century clean transportation system." And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil. Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, the president will propose more than $300 billion worth of investments over the next decade in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, and other transportation approaches designed to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. To pay for it all, Obama will call for a $10 "fee" on every barrel of oil, a surcharge that would be paid by oil...
  • Obama's Intercepted Email: His Worries about the Naval Threat from USS Intrepid Trump

    02/05/2016 3:55:06 PM PST · by poconopundit · 5 replies
    A Pictorial Satire, Free Republic ^ | 2/5/2016 | PoconoPundit
    <p>The 19th century Barbary pirates of Tripoli had it all wrong.</p> <p>It's foolish to attack the Judeo-Christian infidels with pirates and armies.</p> <p>The secret is very simple: steadily poison the roots of their society from within.</p>
  • DOWN TICKET CONSERVATIVES, WHERE ARE THEY? (Vanity)

    02/05/2016 3:48:41 PM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies
    Feb. 5, 2016 | txnativegop
    The primary season has started. The top three candidates have been identified. I would pose the following question to all conservatives in this country. WHERE ARE THE SOLIDLY CONSERVATIVE, DOWN-TICKET CANDIDATES?
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to run for Baltimore mayor

    02/05/2016 2:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | February 4, 2016 | Renee Lewis
    Candidacy criticized by BLM chapter co-founder, who says movement should stand apart from political establishment. Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson has announced that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, his hometown, a decision that has angered critics who accuse him of being too cozy with the political establishment. One of those critics is Marissa Jenae Johnson, co-founder of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), a civil rights movement that came to prominence during protests in the aftermath of the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. "McKesson's entry...
  • House bill requires women to sign up for draft

    02/05/2016 1:42:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended by the Marine Corps and Army. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Minn., a retired Navy SEAL, filed the Draft American's Daughters Act to stoke debate over the military's historic move to fully integrate female troops into all combat roles. If passed, women from 18-26 years old would for the first time have to join men in registering with the Selective Service program and potentially be...
  • Leipzig: Police chief wars of "pogrom mood" in the population [Germany]

    02/05/2016 12:52:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Diversity Macht Frei ^ | 02 February 2016
    Five asylum homes in Saxony were the target of attacks the previous weekend. ..."I am really very concerned. We are heading to a situation in which instigators who are ready for violence deliberately use the fears of people to stir up hysteria against the asylum policy and justify violence against refugees," said Leipzig's police chief and director of the OAZ, Bernd Merbitz in an interview with the Leipziger Volkszeitung. Throughout the region, according to Merbitz, "there is a pogrom mood, which is acquiring an extremely dangerous intensity."
  • Gold Surges Back Into The Green After $1.2 Billion Morning Plunge

    02/05/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by amorphous · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After someone decided to dump $1.2 billion notional in gold futures this morning as the jobs data hit - sparking a $20 tumble in the precious metal - it appears stock sellers are greatly rotating to the safety of bullion (over bonds)...
  • It Looks Like Ben Carson’s Campaign is Using Ted Cruz to Stay Alive

    02/05/2016 9:13:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 48 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 4, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I think we now know why Ben Carson and his campaign are making such a fuss over Ted Cruz’s campaign. The Cruz camp took advantage of the Carson campaign’s misstep in Iowa. The Carson campaign generated headlines that Carson was packing it up after Iowa and heading back to Florida. It read to a lot of people, including the Cruz camp, that Carson was dropping out.No, according to Carson, he just needed clean clothes.But since then, the Carson camp has bludgeoned Ted Cruz’s campaign for daring to rapidly respond to Carson’s news far more rapidly than Carson walked it back....
  • The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of Global Finance

    02/05/2016 8:44:15 AM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | David Stockman
    There has been an economic coup d'etat in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. Unlike Senator Joseph McCarthy, I actually do have a list of their names. They need to be exposed, denounced, ridiculed, rebuked and removed. The first 30 includes Janet Yellen, William Dudley, the other governors of the Fed and its senior staff. The next 10 includes Jan Hatzius, chief economist of Goldman Sachs, and his counterparts at the other major Wall Street banking...
  • Climate Change Theorists Consistently Deceive with Glaring Omission

    02/05/2016 8:39:17 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2-4-16 | Charles Clough
    While CO2, which is not a pollutant, has been steadily climbing to almost 400 parts per million over the last 75 years, temperatures in the 20th century have fluctuated greatly. The Dust Bowl years of the 1930's were very warm, but from 1940-75, the temperatures plummeted, but then rebounded between 1976-1997, but have since leveled off, with perhaps a slight warming thanks to El Nino the last few years. Meanwhile, CO2 was steadily climbing. If there is no one to one relationship/correlation between temperature and CO2 even in the 20th Century, what of the past? The problem only becomes even...
  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 21 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • Ben Carson blames the media for spreading false information

    02/05/2016 6:39:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    February 5, 2016 | Vanity
    I just received the following email from "Ben Carson for President 2016": **************************************************** "Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been disillusioned. Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and solutions. I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand. That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information -- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on...
  • Jimmy Carter says that Donald Trump is 'completely malleable' and that Ted Cruz is not

    02/05/2016 4:41:53 AM PST · by Marcus · 45 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Former President Jimmy Carter has weighed in on the 2016 presidential race. Taking off from his campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, Carter responded to a question put to him by a BBC reporter about who he would prefer on the Republican side. Donald Trump, he said, because he is “completely malleable,” unlike that Ted Cruz fellow who has all of those right-wing policies he would enact as president.
  • TGIF 'toons

    02/05/2016 3:31:01 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Why the Republican Establishment Lectures, and Why No One Listens

    02/05/2016 3:23:32 AM PST · by M.A.Meddybemps · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/4/2016 | Mike Henkins
    The National Review, that once considered go-to publication of all things conservative, seemed to have started a wave of Republican Establishment PIMOs (Professors in Mind Only) grabbing whatever publication, podium, or audience that was nearest and commenced on lecturing those contentious snotty sleeve wiping brats outside the beltway what is obvious to every blue blooded babe still in Gucci nappies inside the golden city are born knowing: We are your betters. We know how Washington D.C. is to be run. We already have decided who will be the nominee. The only reason we suffer you grubby little peasants is to...
  • HIJRAH: Why Is Small Town America Being Flooded With Islamic "Refugees"?

    02/04/2016 7:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | 1/4/16 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Looks like my old stomping grounds in Montana are heating up. People there are not taking Obama’s plan to force refugees on them lying down. There was a protest in Missoula, Montana at 10 a.m. this morning over that very issue. It is just one of many battles brewing out there in small town America.Small towns in the sparsely populated parts of America are the perfect place to relocate these refugees. Especially if your agenda includes politically terraforming the country. The West is historically conservative in their politics. Many are Republicans and Libertarians. Even the Democrats hearken back to...
  • Jihad Barry

    02/04/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    President Obama showed his true colors again yesterday by visiting a mosque in Baltimore with ties to radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Baltimore’s former imam has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach. The former imam in question is Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, who served at the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community. During...
  • Better Red Than Ted

    02/04/2016 4:26:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Sanders wants to bring what he admired in the USSR, Cuba, Nicaragua, and other communist states to America. This may be an election that could seal the deal for the Progressive fundamental transformation of America, as 2016 is shaping up to be a watershed election. Socialists and Communists have run for the presidency many times in America. Between 1900 and 1920 Eugene V. Debs was the Socialist Party’s nominee in five presidential elections. The Communist Party USA has not disappeared.
  • Obama panders to Muslims at mosque, ignores Christian persecution

    02/04/2016 4:24:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/16 | Judi McLeod
    Is there some kind of symbolism we're missing about Obama going first to the Islamic Society of Baltimore Mosque yesterday, then today to the National Prayer Breakfast? There are two names that no one will ever hear from the lips of President Barack Obama. The name of Jesus Christ is one, Islamic terrorism the other. Yet, the same man who demanded that Georgetown cover all symbols of Christ—including his Blessed Name, the tiny IHS that would have appeared directly over his head on the podium where he would be giving a speech—got to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast in...
  • Obamaroads: The Individual Shared Transportation Responsibility Payment

    02/04/2016 2:33:53 PM PST · by kiryandil · 8 replies
    February 4, 2016 | various sources
    He's BAAAAACK! A NEW "shared payment":Obama to propose $10 per barrel fee on oil CNBC ^ | 2/4/2016 | Jacob Pramukhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3392911/postsObama proposing $10 a barrel tax on oil to pay for transportation programs MarketWatch ^ | 02/04/16 | Robert Schroeder http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3392925/posts
  • SHOT Show: New concealed carry products for women

    02/04/2016 12:54:55 PM PST · by Torcert · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Allison Barrie
    Bras, garters, corsets, lingerie, handbags last week’s SHOT show was not just the site of new gun announcements. Companies took the opportunity to showcase a number of concealed carry options designed specifically for women. Personal and home protection is a foremost reason women own firearms, according to research conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF survey of women who owned at least one firearm found that more than 42 percent have a concealed carry permit. Many women need a way to carry firearms that is designed for the female body – not one designed for men and simply...
  • Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News: The Cheap Labor Gang

    02/04/2016 11:36:44 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    cocachisright.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | By Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Marco Rubio, George Soros, Rupert Murdock and Fox News are the Cheap Labor Gang. They are all in on a scheme to push amnesty down our throats. Here’s how it works: They win; we lose if we nominate Rubio. While Iowans showed they aren’t concerned about illegal aliens, (just 11% saw them as important) the rest of America is very concerned about them. A September CNN survey showed an astounding 9 of 10 Americans see illegals as an important issue. Among those very concerned about illegal aliens are Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News. Their concern is...
  • German University President: MANDATORY Arabic for ALL German Schoolchildren

    02/04/2016 9:05:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    I though Merkel said they were going back... or was that just more of her relentless B.S. Der Speigel: 'Not only refugee children who come to Germany from the Middle should learn a new language at school, but also German children.' This is the demand made by the president of the private Kuhne Logistics University in Hamburg, Thomas Strothotte. 'We should arrange it here so that German children learn Arabic' writes the IT professor in a guest editorial for the German weekly newsmagazine Die Zeit. _______________________ The professor says that German and Arabic should BOTH be mandatory for all...
  • TX: Bookstore Offers Discount for Open Carriers

    02/04/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Brave New Books Brave New Books, a book store in Austin, Texas has welcomed open carriers and held a symposium on open carry on January 30th, 2016. The store is said to be the only book store in Austin that has not banned open carry from their store. From kvue.com: AUSTIN -- Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The store is also hosting an open-carry symposium on Jan. 30 to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. Brave New Books is doing more than simply not...
  • Stage Set For West Virginia to Become Next Right-to-Work State

    02/04/2016 5:33:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2016 | Jason Hart
    After the appointment of a Republican to fill a vacancy in the state Senate, West Virginia looks increasingly likely to become the 26th right-to-work state. That would give West Virginia the same status as Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, the three states that have enacted right-to-work laws in the last four years. Senate Bill 1, a right-to-work bill to prevent unions from having workers fired for refusing to pay union fees, is under consideration in the West Virginia House of Delegates after it was approved on Jan. 21 by the West Virginia Senate. If passed by the House, the bill is...
  • Obama's Growing Conflict of Interest in the Clinton E-Mail Scandal

    02/04/2016 5:29:55 AM PST · by iontheball · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | February 3, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    The latest revelations regarding Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information are stunning. For example, several of the former secretary of state’s “private” e-mails contain national-defense information so sensitive that it is classified at the highest levels. Moreover, classified information so pervades the thousands of pages of e-mails communicated through and stored on Mrs. Clinton’s unsecured, homebrew server system that the court-ordered disclosure process has ground to a halt. Remember, Mrs. Clinton reviewed her e-mails before finally surrendering them to the State Department, and she initially insisted there was no classified information in them. Now, it turns out they were so...
  • Barack Obama's political legacy will be Republican dominance for a generation

    02/04/2016 4:38:53 AM PST · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 4, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    President Barack Obama, when he leaves office in less than a year, will no doubt choose to believe that his legacy will consist of deliberate accomplishments, such as Obamacare, efforts to fight climate change, and the Iran nuclear weapons deal. However, the Washington Post recently suggested that Obama’s main legacy will be making more Republican voters. The implications will be far reaching for the course of American politics for decades to come.
  • Santorum to ‘reassess’ presidential campaign - as any sub-Carson candidate should

    02/04/2016 4:13:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Robert Laurie
    All sub-Carson candidates, the exit is waiting for you... UPDATE: This piece originally ran with a photo that failed to place an ‘X’ over John Kasich’s face. We apologize for any trauma this may have caused. According to the Des Moines Register, Rick Santorum is doing something he should have done before announcing his candidacy. That is, rethink his candidacy. I’m honestly not sure who convinced Rick Santorum that he should mount a presidential bid in the first place but, clearly, it was not the best idea. Santorum had a disastrous showing in Iowa, receiving only about 1% of the...
  • Establishment Panic! Trump Can Win Illinois

    02/03/2016 7:53:28 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 23 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    Unlike his GOP opponents, Trump stands apart from the traditional establishmentarians on the right. On the Democratic side, Sanders and Clinton compete to out-talk one another with the exact same catchphrases and fictitious dramas about income inequality, gun violence, sexism and racism. On the Republican side, all the candidates talk big on amnesty and illegal immigration after they've all spent years supporting it. They all talk about the grassroots after taking million dollar checks from the right-wing donor class and Wall Street. They all blur together. Among them, only one candidate stands out. While the two Democratic front-runners and all...
  • Congressional panel told NASA has no plan for the Journey to Mars

    02/03/2016 2:42:13 PM PST · by Marcus · 29 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 3, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Testimony at a hearing before the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space suggested that NASA’s Journey to Mars lacks a plan to achieve the first human landing on the Red Planet almost six years after President Obama announced the goal on April 15, 2010. Moreover, two of the three witnesses argued that a more realistic near term goal for the space agency would be a return to the moon. The moon is not only a scientifically interesting and potentially commercially profitable place to go but access to lunar water, which can be refined into rocket fuel, would make the Journey...
  • Right-to-Work States Have Faster Income Growth

    02/03/2016 12:56:12 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2016 | Jacob Hart
    Opponents of right-to-work insist the policy causes wages to plunge, but federal data suggest the opposite is true. Including Michigan, there are 25 states with right-to-work laws ensuring no worker can be required to pay a union as a condition of employment. In many right-to-work states, wages and incomes are growing faster than in forced unionization states. Seven of the 10 states with the fastest wage growth from 2013 to 2014 (the latest year data was available) were right-to-work states. Those 10 states and their wage growth rates were: North Dakota: 3.97%, Wyoming: 2.61%, Idaho: 2.41%, Oregon: 2.36%, Illinois: 2.31%,...
  • Hillary and Bernie are working on the wrong problems

    02/03/2016 11:44:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Herman Cain
    And if one of them wins, you're going to pay for it. Do you know that the average monthly income in China is $952 in U.S. dollars? Not too good. But wait, in Cuba it’s only $25, which is a pretty big problem when a gallon of gas is almost $5. These are socialist/communist countries. They promise people all kinds of free stuff, and they impose massive taxes to pay for it. It seems like it should be fairly basic to understand that this is not the sort of system that can lead to any kind of prosperity, but judging...
  • District Judge Compared 'Traditional Hunters' to Elmer Fudd

    02/03/2016 11:21:33 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/3/2016 | M Poe
    Back in January, a judge allowed federal sharpshooters to kill 100 deer over a three-month period in the controversial Ann Arbor deer cull. But that's not the story to hunters in the city and state. At issue is the attitude of U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow, who ruled to allow the deer cull to proceed using the sharpshooters. Tarrow, in his ruling, praised the city for using federal sharpshooters "rather than have traditional hunters with carrots and six packs of beer" reduce the herd. The story began when complaints from residents about deer disease, damage to the landscape and car-deer...
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • GM Finally Puts Cadillac ELR Out Of Its Misery

    02/03/2016 9:47:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 3, 2016 | Mark Modica
    Here's one that wasn't hard to see coming. General Motors has announced that it is ending production of the Cadillac ELR , which was essentially a gussied upChevy Volt at twice the price. You can call this one a mercy killing as the overpriced, pseudo-green, government-subsidized vehicle was doomed for failure as low sales figures reflected the lack of value offered by the vehicle. That failure was predicted here back in December of 2013 when the ELR was rolled out. As with the sales-challenged Chevy Volt, most of the media bought into the Cadillac ELR hype, calling it a...
  • It's Time to Expand Public Records Transparency

    02/03/2016 9:17:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2016 | Michael Reitz
    Mackinac Center Executive Vice President Michael Reitz was featured in Monday’s edition of Stateside on Michigan Radio to discuss the need for more transparency in government in light of what is happening in Flint. “The justification for FOIA unfortunately is very clear and very apparent in situations like the one we have now with the Flint water crisis where decisions were made that will affect people’s lives in horrific ways for years and years to come,” Reitz told host Cynthia Canty. “The people of Flint and the people of Michigan justifiably want to know who made these decisions and how...