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  • Four year old cries a girl doesn't like her 'because I'm black'

    12/12/2014 2:18:32 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    sheboyganpress.com ^ | 12-12-2014 | Christina Coleman
    ST. LOUIS -- A video of 4-year-old London James in tears has nearly eight million views on Facebook. The child is crying on camera saying a girl doesn't want to be her friend because she's black. Tomeka Merriweather says she recorded the video of her daughter on Thursday, December 4th, after she picked her up from Kidsplay. Kidsplay is a preschool and daycare facility in Manchester. Merriweather says she recorded the video to show the teachers that she wasn't making this up. She says at least three teachers at the daycare saw the video. "One of the teachers told me...
  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorado’s 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • Now they’re trying to steal 2016: GOP schemes to rewire Electoral College & elect a Tea Party prez

    12/08/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | December 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    Republicans know they can't win the popular vote. You won't believe sick schemes they've launched to get around it. Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote every time but one–1976, the aftermath of Watergate. Add to that massive policy failures and demographic trends against them, and the motivations to cheat are overwhelming. Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to secure the...
  • MSNBC Panelist: "We Live In A Culture That Hates Women" (yeah, right)

    12/06/2014 11:32:07 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 6, 2014
    CHLOE ANGYAL, FEMINISTING.COM: I have to thank you, Sabrina, for writing this. I think you've done a tremendous act of public service, and I'm genuinely very, very grateful. It is hard to read an article like this and avoid the conclusion that we live in a culture that hates women, just hates us. It's hard to read an article like this and conclude that the men in this culture, the boys and men in this culture, are raised to see women as not just less than them but in some cases as less than human.
  • Deep South justice in Ferguson

    11/29/2014 3:20:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Colbert I. King
    My 102-year-old mother-in-law, Henryne Walker Stewart Goode, whom we buried a week ago at the Walker family cemetery in Okolona, Miss., often told an unforgettable story at our kitchen table. She attended Okolona College, where she was taught English and public speaking by James Raspberry, the father of my late Post colleague, William Raspberry. At one time, in my mother-in-law’s telling, animals on the school’s farm were falling victim to some invading marauder. A school employee discovered the culprit — a dog — and shot it. But the white farmer who owned the dog retaliated, turning up at the school...
  • Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign

    11/29/2014 5:42:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/14 | Paul Waldman
    ...Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the hospital yesterday after having a heart stent implanted and expects to be back at work Monday. Despite various health issues over the years, Ginsburg insists that she is still of sound body at age 81 (her mind isn’t in question) and has no plans to retire before the end of President Obama’s term to ensure a Democratic replacement. If she keeps to that pledge, and presuming there are no other retirements in the next two years, the makeup of the Supreme Court could be a bigger campaign issue in 2016 than ever before.
  • Yes, the Republican Obamacare Strategy Will Kill People

    11/11/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    There is a famous thought experiment called the trolley problem, and it goes like this: A runaway trolley is headed toward five people bound on the tracks. You are standing before the switch that could divert it onto another track, where it would kill only one person. Do you pull the switch? The trolley problem is the most flattering possible way to think about the conservative movement’s fanatical commitment to repealing Obamacare. If they pull the switch and repeal Obamacare, or if they persuade five Republican Supreme Court justices to cripple it, they will spare America from the evils of...
  • The Climate-Change Solution No One Will Talk About

    11/01/2014 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2014 | by JASON PLAUTZ
    The equation seems fairly simple: The more the world's population rises, the greater the strain on dwindling resources and the greater the impact on the environment. The solution? Well, that's a little trickier to talk about. Public-health discussions will regularly include mentions of voluntary family planning as a way to reduce unwanted pregnancies and births. But, said Jason Bremner of the Population Reference Bureau, those policies can also pay dividends for the environment. "And yet the climate-change benefits of family planning have been largely absent from any climate-change or family-planning policy discussions," he said. A 2010 study published in the...
  • Ebola Disinformation Spread by Leftist Professor

    10/29/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Ebola disinformation surfaced in a Liberian newspaper on September 9, 2014, in a letter by an American professor. The “Dear World citizens” column, by Dr. Cyril Broderick, has since been picked up by various Internet sites and “news” organizations, including Alex Jones’ Infowars, Global Research, Iranian Press TV, Information Clearing House, and something called 21st Century Wire. Labeled by some critics as the “nutty professor” and a crackpot, the professor’s “research profile” claims he is president of the International Society of African Scientists. Other local and regional sources, such as “Face 2 Face Africa,” described as “The Premier Pan-African...
  • NOAA's Climate Teachers' Guide: 'Alarming Students' Causes Them to 'Succumb to Denial'

    10/30/2014 8:54:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    If educators scare students too much about the threat of climate change, they may "succumb to denial," a teachers' guide by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns. In its guide, "Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness," NOAA presents seven "essential principles": 1.Sun is primary energy 2.Climate is complex 3.Life affects climate; climate affects life 4.Climate is variable 5.Our understanding of climate 6.Humans affect climate 7.Climate change has consequences Principle 7 - "Climate Change Will Have Consequences for the Earth System and Human Lives" - warns educators that scaring students can cause them to succumb to denial: "Alarming students and...
  • Ted Cruz Reveals What he’d do if Elected President – And it’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    10/22/2014 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Burnt Orange Report ^ | October 22, 2014 | Katie Singh
    With the midterm elections approaching, Texas senator Ted Cruz penned an editorial in USA Today this week detailing what he’d like a potential Republican-controlled Congress to prioritize in 2015. As you might expect, the list is full of Tea Party staples: repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing funding for federal programs. What makes Cruz’s list of Congressional priorities interesting is that it essentially previews what a Cruz 2016 presidential campaign agenda might look like–and it’s not pretty. As Ted Cruz’s multiple trips to Iowa have suggested, Texas’ junior senator is all-but-confirmed to be running for president in 2016. Though his...
  • Even ‘Shock-a-holic’ presidents can’t stampede nations into mass hysteria

    10/20/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    Hard to hang onto Big Boo Man Status when so many of your observers know that when it comes to Ebola, Obama long ago mounted his girly bike and rode off into the do-nothing sunset. That Americans aren’t caving in to widespread hysteria on the current Ebola outbreak scare is a major headache for propagandist president Barack Hussein Obama. BHO must have been in a real flap when he took to the microphones for his weekly radio address on Saturday: “This is a serious disease,” he said, “but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear, because that only makes...
  • Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

    10/18/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure, but then turned out not to be on any such list. Obama made plain he is not currently...
  • Do not succumb to Ebola 'hysteria,' Obama urges

    10/18/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    AFP/Yahoo News UK ^ | 10-18-2014 | Peter Stebbings
    US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" Saturday in the face of a growing Ebola crisis, as the United Nations spoke of an "encouraging" response to its funding appeal. The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people, mainly in three West African nations at the epicenter of the outbreak: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Obama's warning came a day after the World Bank warned the battle against the disease was being lost and as the US president named an "Ebola czar" to coordinate Washington's response. A UN appeal for nearly $1...
  • Accusing Americans of Ebola 'Hysteria,' GMA Makes Absurd Argument Against Travel Ban

    10/18/2014 5:12:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's clear that the liberal media will latch on to any argument, even the most patently nonsensical, to oppose a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. Take today's Good Morning America where co-anchors Paula Faris and Dan Harris accused Americans of "hysteria" over Ebola and concoted an anti-travel ban argument flying right into the face of the facts. Speaking of flying, the oblivious duo asserted that a flight ban makes no sense since Ebola can only be passed via contact with bodily fluids. But surely Faris and Harris know that Thomas Eric Duncan had no such symptoms when he...
  • The President’s Remarks on H1N1

    10/16/2014 2:30:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | April 30, 2009 | Barack Obama
    At this point they have not recommended a border closing. From their perspective it would be akin to closing the barn door after the horses are out, because we already have cases here in the United States.  We have ramped up screening efforts...."
  • Three Infections You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

    10/03/2014 1:56:44 PM PDT · by Vendome · 60 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | https://www.yahoo.com/health/three-infections-you-should-worry-about-more-than-ebola-98972940552.htm
    “The idea that Ebola will take over the United States is an unfounded fear,” said Dr. Liise-Anne Pirofski, chief of infectious diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Influenza MRSA Resistant Gonorrhea
  • Professor Blames Climate Change for the Rise of ISIS

    09/30/2014 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/30/2014 | Maggie Lit and Caleb Bonham
    A professor is blaming climate change and overpopulation for the creation of the terrorist group ISIS. Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism and Kelly Berkell, research assistant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote a blog piece in the Huffington Post called “ How Climate Change Helped ISIS,” where they argue that a four-year drought in Syria, from 2006 through 2010, “devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty.” "If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes...
  • Liberals: Tea Party Planned White House Break-In, Seek to Assassinate the President

    09/30/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/30/14 | Aurelius
    With the recent break-in at the White House, in which a man scaled the mansion's fence and made it inside, people across the nation are discussing its implications. Do we need a second fence? How could security be so lax? Is the President and his family safe? On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination? A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos and Democratic Underground shout a...
  • Sanders blasts GOP climate change deniers

    09/25/2014 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it was unfortunate that Republicans continue to block legislation that aims to address the effects of climate change. “This is a crisis and we’ve got address it,” Sanders said Tuesday. “The bad news is that Republicans in Congress, many of whom don’t even believe the scientific consensus that global warming is a growing threat to our planet, continue to block legislation to address the planetary crisis.” Sanders’ comments were prompted by President Obama’s speech on climate change at the United Nations. Obama said this is the generation with the power to prevent a global climate...
  • Climate change rallies are call to action policy-makers should heed

    09/23/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 sept 2014
    More than 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on world leaders to act on climate change — the largest climate change rally in history, according to reports. And while New York's rally was the largest in the People's Climate March event, rallies also took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne and more than 2,000 other locations around the globe, according to the BBC. And hundreds more showed up Monday in New York and marched to Wall Street to protest the role they say investments play in financing practices that cause climate change, The New York Times reported. The rallies...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    09/22/2014 6:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/22/2014 | Evan Halper
    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday. The decision marks a major victory for a campaign by environmentalists, union activists and other liberal groups that have pushed companies to drop support for ALEC. Microsoft ended its ties to the group a few weeks ago. “The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake,” Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, referring to the initial decision to support...
  • The Rape Epidemic Is a Fiction: Sexual assaults are a third of what they were twenty years ago.

    09/21/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    Rape is a vicious crime, one that disproportionately affects poor women and incarcerated men, but Barack Obama knows his voters, and so his recent remarks on the subject were focused not on penitentiaries, broken families, or Indian reservations but on college campuses, where the despicable crime is bound up in a broader feminist Kulturkampf only tangentially related to the very real problem of sexual violence against women. The subject is a maddening one. President Obama repeated the endlessly reiterated but thoroughly debunked claim that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in her college years. The actual rate is...
  • 300,000 marchers ring climate warning bell in NYC, around globe

    09/21/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/21/2014
    NEW YORK - Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through...
  • Satan’s Chief Hypnotic Power on America Through the Years

    09/06/2014 6:29:17 AM PDT · by kindred · 49 replies
    theignorantfishermen.com ^ | 09/05/14 | DJP IF
    Today, music is the main hypnotic vehicle used by Satan to brainwash the masses and to get them to a state that is anti authority and anti God. Wherever one ventures you cannot help but see, hear and witness the music industry dominating our American society and culture. The advancement of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (1969-1991) movement was purposely designed to further erode and break down the moral walls and fiber of our American Judeo/Christian society and culture at a more rapid rate. In Satan’s plan, America must be eradicated before he can establish his 666 world government...
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • Umbrella, Not Rifle, Spotted on CSU San Marcos

    08/20/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 27 replies
    NBC News 7 San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 • Updated at 12:01 PM PDT | R. Stickney
    A report of man carrying a rifle on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos prompted a campus-wide lockdown and search by local law enforcement officials Wednesday. Officials told NBC 7 they determined the man involved was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle.
  • We Are All Complicit in the Warzone that Has Become Ferguson, Missouri (Barf!)

    08/19/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    We Are All Complicit in the Warzone that Has Become Ferguson, Missouri The President, our Congresspeople, the governor, the police, and maybe even you. By James Joiner on August 19, 2014 14 5 0 View All Comments (5) Getty Images As I'm writing this, people are in the streets in Ferguson, Missouri for the sixth night in a row. Journalists are being threatened and detained—not arrested, so, God forbid, they will not have their day in court and force some semblance of legal reckoning—and therefore kept from performing their duties. These are duties which are, remember, firmly and unequivocally protected...
  • The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All

    08/13/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re a tower of feminist self-determination. Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons! “This is less an issue of costliness than it is of principle,” she later admitted, because “menstrual care is health care.” To back...
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Democrat ad: Mother, holding young daughter, says she is the reason we need abortion

    08/05/2014 8:41:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    A new campaign advertisement from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, criticizing his Republican opponent's pro-life stance, features a mother holding her young daughter and saying the child is the reason abortion should remain legal. As a female narrator criticizes Republican Congressman Cory Gardner’s "history [of] supporting harsh anti-abortion laws,” the camera cuts to a dark-haired woman holding a girl, who appears to be less than 10 years old, on her lap. “I want my daughter to have the same choices I do,” she says. The narrator also references “Gardner's eight year crusade that would ban birth control.” “Seriously?” a woman says....
  • Shattering Myths to Help the Climate

    08/02/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2014 | By ROBERT H. FWANK
    Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Effective countermeasures now could actually ward off many of these threats at relatively modest cost. Yet despite a robust scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are at the root of the problem, legislation to curb them has gone nowhere in Congress. In response, President Obama has proposed stricter regulations on electric utilities, which some scientists warn may be too little, too late. Why aren’t we demanding more forceful action? One reason may be the frequent...
  • Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands

    07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Michael Vickers’s ranch 113 kilometres north of the US–Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them but it will make them wet their pants”. In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to...
  • "How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights" (The Atlantic)

    07/22/2014 1:56:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/21/14 | Molly Bally
    In the Hobby Lobby decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious freedom. But the major conflict that has erupted in the wake of that decision has been between religious freedom and gay rights. The resulting controversy has split gay-rights and faith groups on the left, with wide-ranging political fallout that some now fear could hurt both causes. One chapter of the controversy is set to close on Monday, when President Obama plans to sign a long-awaited executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians, according...
  • WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’

    07/19/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/19/2014 | Katie Yoder
    Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people. Sally Quinn, Washington Post columnist and OnFaith founder, claimed that, “When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst.” In her July 17 article, Quinn examined a white-supremacist site and comments on her articles to conclude that Christian “haters” “need a place to unleash their dark sides.” For her introduction, Quinn pointed at white-supremacist Stormfront to note how the site targeted others: 39 percent Jews, 33 percent...
  • Activist Exposes Brandeis University Anti-Israel Faculty Listserv

    07/16/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/2014 | Chloé Valdary
    One may have believed that the revocation of an esteemed award from human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University was the lowest level the school could stoop in kowtowing to fascist, racist influences among Brandeis faculty. Yet one would be wrong. In an all-new bombshell uncovered by Brandeis student Daniel Mael, an entire listserv used by Brandeis professors and teachers has been leaked to the public. This email list, entitled “Concerned” contains several exchanges between professors bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and anyone who views America as a force for good in this world.Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Bundy ranch standoff highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement

    07/13/2014 5:59:25 PM PDT · by equalator · 62 replies
    SPLC ^ | 7-10-2014
    “The Bundy ranch standoff wasn’t a spontaneous response to Cliven Bundy’s predicament but rather a well-organized, military-type action that reflects the potential for violence from a much larger and more dangerous movement,” said Mark Potok, senior fellow in the SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “This incident may have faded from public view, but if our government doesn’t pay attention, we will be caught off guard as much as the Bureau of Land Management was that day.”
  • Holder: 'Homegrown Violent Extremists … Keep Me Up at Night'

    07/13/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Gay Couples May Soon Have to Choose Between Getting Married and Not Getting Fired

    07/06/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | July 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    The U.S. Constitution protects gay people’s right to marry the person they love. It does not, however, protect them from getting fired for doing so. Throughout the first decade of marriage equality, most states that legalized gay marriage also proscribed anti-gay employment discrimination, rendering this legal dissonance moot. But as more and more states find marriage equality foisted upon them by a judicial mandate, this discordance in rights presents something of a ticking time bomb for the LGBT movement. ...
  • Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby

    07/05/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Renew America ^ | 7-4-14 | Peter LaBarbera
    Why are liberal 'gay' activists freaking out over a contraception case -- Hobby Lobby -- and should they be worried? Court's defense of religious liberty for profit-making companies could help Christian small businessmen oppressed by "gay rights" laws By Peter LaBarbera It's easy to understand why hard-core feminists with their frenzied, overblown "War on Women" rhetoric would be outraged by the Supreme Court's upholding of Hobby Lobby's right as a Christian-run corporation not to be forced to provide abortifacients to its employees through an Obamacare mandate. (See Hillary's misinformation on the decision HERE.) But why are liberal "gay" activists freaking...
  • To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women {More Like "Single White Women"!]

    07/02/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 02, 2014 | JACKIE CALMES
    To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women By JACKIE CALMES JULY 2, 2014 Senator Kay Hagan, center, a North Carolina Democrat struggling to secure a second term, recently has shown gains in polls. RALEIGH, N.C. — The decline of marriage over the last generation has helped create an emerging voting bloc of unmarried women that is profoundly reshaping the American electorate to the advantage, recent elections suggest, of the Democratic Party. What is far from clear is whether Democrats will benefit in the midterm contests this fall. With their Senate majority at stake in November, Democrats and allied groups...
  • Want to Start an Argument (among Catholics)? Just Say “Yoga”

    07/01/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | January 19, 2014 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater can get you into trouble. So can saying “yoga” in a group of Catholics.I just do it for the stretches, I don’t do anything religious.It’s evil…the work of the devil.Oh please! The next thing you’ll be telling me is the number 13 brings bad luck. Practicing yoga breaks the First Commandment; it’s pagan worship.And so it goes. And goes. And goes.Three years ago, I did an article titled “To Yoga or Not to Yoga.” Initially, I wrote it then put it aside for around a year. I was not sure I was up...
  • What Does the Left Think the Supreme Court Is?

    07/01/2014 2:33:24 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Conspicuously absent from yesterday’s post-Hobby Lobby hullabaloo was the acknowledgment on the left that the decision was the product of a court. Distilling into a single line what was a popular and widely disseminated critique, the New York Times’s Nick Kristof tweeted a picture of Justices Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, sardonically labeling the quintet as “The experts on women’s health on the Supreme Court who ruled today against contraception coverage.” A few hours later, Senator Harry Reid’s office pushed out an assessment that was cut from the same unlovely cloth. “It’s time that five men on the Supreme...
  • Is There a Climate Bubble?

    06/25/2014 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's the question of the day: Is there a climate bubble? In a New York Times op-ed, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson says there is. He calls it The Coming Climate Crash. For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When the credit bubble burst in 2008, the damage was devastating. Millions suffered. Many still do. We’re making the same mistake today with climate change. We’re staring down a climate bubble that poses enormous risks to both our environment and economy. The warning signs are clear and growing more urgent...
  • Gun nuts are terrorizing America: The watershed moment everyone missed

    06/23/2014 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rick Perlstein
    Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. And yet that is exactly what happened at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch this spring: An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of lawlessness came at them with guns — then Bureau of Land Management officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them. What should be judged a watershed in American history instead became a story about one...
  • Hillary Complains U.S. Politics Most ‘Brutal’ In The World [VIDEO]

    06/15/2014 6:14:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/15/14 | Chuck Ross
    Asked about the prospects for female candidates in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton made a dramatic claim on Sunday. “Who is the viable woman of either party who could win a primary nomination in 2016, if who not you?” CBS Sunday host Jane Pauley asked Clinton in yet another interview the former First Lady has given during the week of the release of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.” “Politics is so unpredictable,” Clinton responded. “Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.”
  • Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech ["Moon Is Made of Cheese"?]

    06/15/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 15, 2014
    Obama Calls For Climate Change Action In California Commencement Speech Speaking at University of California, Irvine, president compares science denial to saying 'moon is made of cheese' Barack Obama yelled 'Zot, Zot, Zot', as he makes the symbols of the Anteater, the school's mascot. Barack Obama on Saturday repeated his recent appeals for action to prevent climate change, while speaking at the University of California, Irvine graduation ceremony. “The question is not whether we need to act,” the president said, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. “The overwhelming judgement of science, accumulated and reviewed over decades, has put the that to...
  • Paul Krugman: The Climate Domino

    06/06/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories? For what it’s worth, however, the attacks on the new rules mainly involve the three C’s: conspiracy, cost and China. That is, right-wingers claim that there isn’t any global warming, that it’s all a hoax...