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  • Obsessed With Need To Control Others, Political Busybodies And Judges Trample On Liberty

    07/27/2016 11:40:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people to “join” Social Security, subsidize National Public Radio, pay for legions of needless bureaucrats in offices not authorized under the Constitution, bail out political cronies who cried “We’re too big to fail!” and so on. That kind of “liberalism” was bad enough, but the disease has of late developed new and far more vicious strains. Those involve attacks on Americans for not...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough

    07/26/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough Dennis Prager | Posted: July 26, 2016 12:01 AM One of the many remarkable traits of the progressives is their lack of self-awareness. This trait was on display last week in the media and Democratic Party's characterization of Donald Trump's acceptance speech -- and the entire Republican National Convention -- as "dark." For the left to dismiss other Americans as having a dark view of America is preposterous. Because no one -- not Trump, not the Republican Party, not any conservative -- has nearly as dark a view of America as does the left....
  • Cultured Hicks

    07/05/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4 Jul, 2016 | ROD DREHER
    Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists — and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their “out group” is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. More: But it’s a problem that our tribe of self-styled cosmopolitans doesn’t see itself clearly as a tribe: because that means our leaders can’t see themselves the way the Brexiteers and Trumpistas and Marine...
  • No Scoop For You: Boulder's Pools Drop Ice Cream In Name Of Healthy Vending

    07/02/2016 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 53 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 6/30/2016 | Alex Burness
    This time of year, Andrew Gafford, who's almost 8, is visiting Boulder's Spruce Pool on a daily basis. And though he's learning to live with the fact that the pool has banned the sale of Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches — his longtime snack bar go-to — he's still prone to spurts of heartache. "I'll get over it, but then it brings back a lot of memories of me getting ice cream sandwiches," Andrew said. "Like this one time, when I was eating one very slowly, so it melted all over me. It makes me feel sad to say." He'd start...
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • 10-cent bag tax at Washtenaw County grocery stores approved

    06/03/2016 8:57:59 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 47 replies
    Mlive ^ | 6-2-2016 | Ryan Stanton
    ANN ARBOR, MI — If you don't bring your own reusable bags when you go grocery shopping, it could cost you. Washtenaw County commissioners voted 6-2 Wednesday night to approve a new carryout bag ordinance that imposes a 10-cent fee on consumers for every disposable bag they receive at retail grocery stores in the county. That includes both paper and plastic. The ordinance is intended to eliminate unnecessary waste and incentivize people to be more environmentally conscious. However, there's pending state legislation that could take away the county's ability to impose such regulations. Senate Bill 853 passed through the state...
  • The True Story of a Conservative Refugee

    05/26/2016 6:54:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Trigger Warning: This is a 100% true story. No names have been changed to protect anyone. You may be disturbed. But I will not lie to you. On April 23, 2016, I declared my independence. The towers of the university where I work reflected the orange glare of L.A.'s sunset. It was Saturday, but I'd driven all the way to campus to do something, I realized, I should have done eight years ago. The office was empty, as one would expect. The security cameras probably captured becoming footage of my lone figure walking down the seventh floor hallway and throwing...
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero

    05/20/2016 11:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    When given the choice of standing alongside a decorated military hero or a bunch of militant LGBT activists – choose wisely. The leadership of Hampden-Sydney College learned that lesson the hard way. On May 19 I reported to you that the Virginia all-male college had chosen not to renew retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin’s contract – ending his stellar, nine-year career teaching leadership and ethics. Less than six hours later, the college reversed its decision and offered the retired general a one-year contract. “Hampden-Sydney College is a fine school with a proud history of young men who have led our...
  • Walter Williams: Scalia School of Law

    05/16/2016 9:37:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 18, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch — and understandably so. Let's look at it. Justice Antonin Scalia had a reputation on the court and in his written opinions as...
  • 2016 05 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Fighting God" (video)

    05/15/2016 9:26:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 15, 2016 | John Haller
    "Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!" That line, spoken by Bill Murray in the movie "Ghostbusters" is incredibly not very far from the truth these days. Keep in mind, it has been only 10 1/2 months since the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, and the complete breakdown and degeneration of society here and abroad is now in full force. John has had enough, and he shares his anger and frustration during this week's update entitled "Fighting God". In an unusually harsh rebuke of our elected officials and world leaders, John takes them to task on heir...
  • Sowell: Dry Rot in Academia

    05/09/2016 12:08:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 10, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. Riley is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and, perhaps most relevantly, author of a very insightful book titled "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed." In short, Jason Riley's views on race are different from the views that prevail on most college campuses. At one time, 50 years ago or earlier, exposing students...
  • Leninist Liberalism On The Bench

    05/07/2016 11:03:45 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 05-07-2016 | Rod Dreher
    What is to be done? Comrade Tushnet explains it all (Everett Historical/Shutterstock) “To be successful, insurrection must rely not upon conspiracy and not upon a party, but upon the advanced class.” — Lenin.You really have to read this post by Harvard Law professor Mark Tushnet, in which he advises his fellow legal liberals to take the gloves off and hit conservatives with bare-knuckle force. Excerpts: Several generations of law students and their teachers grew up with federal courts dominated by conservatives. Not surprisingly, they found themselves wandering in the wilderness, looking for any sign of hope. The result: Defensive-crouch...
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • Gun taxes, thought policing and the triumph of the ‘Force-Left’

    04/30/2016 9:51:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Americans for Limited Government ^ | 28 Apr, 2018 | Dustin Howard
    The totalitarian temptation is proving too much for the left across America. Daniel Flynn, in his book A Conservative History of the American Left, contrasted the “Freedom Left”, the benign old-fashioned liberals, versus the “Force Left”, the descendants of Marx that malignantly oppose fundamental rights in pursuit of their radical aims. The Force Left has successfully seized control of their movement, and their fundamental transformation is manifesting in current events daily as we watch their struggle for ever more power. The left as a whole has long been hostile to the Second Amendment, but has been divided of the regulatory...
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • Walter Williams: Rights Versus Wishes

    04/18/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I believe that health care is a right of all people." President Barack Obama declared that health care "should be a right for every American." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Every person has a right to adequate health care." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his January 1944 message to Congress, called for "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health." And it is not just a health care right that people claim. There are rights to decent housing, good food and a...
  • The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

    04/13/2016 3:15:56 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 4/13/2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The totalitarian attitude on campus hit me in a very personal way on March 30 as I was sitting on an airplane at Reagan National Airport on my way to Albany, New York. I was informed that a campus debate I was scheduled to participate in later that day had been cancelled. I was told to get off the plane and go home. I believe this is the first time on a college or university campus that a left-right debate has been cancelled because of objections to one side of the debate. It appears the totalitarian left is so determined...
  • Exclusive: Meet the Radical Lawyers the DOJ Hired to Oversee Elections

    04/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    In 2011, PJ Media published the Every Single One series. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of ideologically leftist and partisan lawyers to fill the career ranks of the lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from the day it came into office. The different sections of the Division exercise enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans, ranging from employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. If a president wanted to launch a radical transformation of the country, he would start it in the Civil Rights Division . And a...
  • Every Single One: Since 2009, Obama's DOJ Civil Rights Division Hired ONLY Leftist Lawyers-Hundreds!

    04/04/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    Despite being exposed before, nothing has changed. In 2011, we produced the Every Single One series for PJ Media about an unprecedented wave of ideological hiring of leftist attorneys into the career ranks of the Justice Department. The series documented the partisan and radical background of every single one of the 113 new Justice Department lawyershired into the Obama Civil Rights Division from January 2009 to January 2011. With the help of PJ Media, we will now be updating that revealing report -- and sharing details about the background of Justice Department attorneys hired since 2011. Because we have...
  • California college student claims pro-Trump message an act of 'violence'

    03/29/2016 3:00:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2016
    A California college student who claimed to have found a pro-Donald Trump message scrawled on the whiteboard outside her dorm room last week was so shaken that someone nearby might support the GOP frontrunner that she alerted campus police, according to a report. “This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase ‘#Trump 2016,'” Minjoo Kim, student body president at Scripps College, wrote in a March 26 email blast to classmates, according to The College Fix. Although the message was not derogatory, Kim claimed the unidentified student perceived it as such because of...
  • Sowell: Black and White, Left and Right

    03/21/2016 10:30:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 22, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. But these differences have too often been seen as simply those on the right being racist and those on the left not. You can cherry-pick the evidence to reach that conclusion. But you can also cherry-pick the evidence to reach the opposite conclusion. During the heyday of the Progressive movement in the early 20th century, people on the left were in the forefront of those promoting doctrines of innate, genetic inferiority of not only blacks but also of people from Eastern Europe and...
  • Why Israeli Jews are Conservative and American Jews are Leftist

    03/17/2016 9:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/17/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Israeli left as a democratic political movement is dead. That piece of bad news was delivered by a recent survey which shows that only 8% of Israeli Jews identify with the left, 55% with the center and 37% with the right. In the last election, the establishment Labor Party had to dress up as a wolf in Zionist centrist clothing by renaming itself the Zionist Camp (it still lost). The left had to create two other fake centrist parties to stop Netanyahu, but just ended up having to roll them into his center-right coalition. The Israeli left still controls...
  • $10 Mil to End “Diaper Disparity” after Free Diaper Laws Fail Twice in Congress

    03/16/2016 9:50:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 16, 2016
    On two different occasions Congress has rejected laws to give “needy” families government-subsidized diapers—in addition to free food and medical care—but President Obama is determined to make it happen, allocating $10 million in taxpayer money to the highly unpopular cause. The multi-million-dollar initiative is being promoted by the White House as essential to eradicate a national “diaper divide” and the goal is to abolish “diaper disparity” by expanding access to affordable diapers for America’s poorest families. Behind this high-priced mission is Cecilia Muńoz, the White House Domestic Policy Director. A renowned open borders lobbyist in Washington D.C., Muńoz was vice...
  • Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and ‘hemispatial neglect’

    03/16/2016 8:24:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/16/16 | Barbara Kay
    It’s no secret that Western campuses are dominated by progressivism. But certain indices of academics’ love affair with the far left still have the power to shock. The University of Victoria is inviting applications from students in its Pacific and Asian Studies program for two awards “in memory of the late Mao Tse Tung” — one to be applied for a study tour of China, the other to promote the study of modern China.Now the Mao Tse Tung Memorial Course and Travel Awards don’t amount, in monetary terms, to a hill of beans — a few hundred dollars together, barely enough to...
  • Why I Left the Left: How Studying Theology Made Me a Conservative

    03/06/2016 8:40:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2 Mar, 2016 | John Ellis
    Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, I let it be known to anyone who would listen that I was going to vote for Barack Obama. After years of leftist activism, it was exciting to be able to vote for a candidate who embodied much of what I believed to be true. For me, the previous eight years under President Bush had been a wasteland of oppression, war-mongering, and greed. Obama presented me with the voting opportunity to help usher in a new age of compassion, justice, and equality. This is, in large part, why I read with interest the...
  • Dutch Labour Party Chairman: “Who Will Rid Me Of This Turbulent Blond?”

    02/10/2016 3:54:56 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    This isn't the first time that one of Geert Wilders' political opponents has indicated that it would be a good idea for someone, somewhere to rid the world of the PVV leader. This time, however, it's the chairman of the PvdA, the Dutch Labour Party, who has called Mr. Wilders a "danger to democracy". Below is a statement sent out by the PVV about the veiled threat against the party leader: Wilders: Labour has blood on their hands if someone shoots me If someone assassinates Geert Wilders, all of the Netherlands will know that the blood is on the PvdA"s...
  • Sowell: 'Messing With the Constitution'

    01/11/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call "messing with the Constitution." A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states has been denounced by the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and nationally by an...
  • Obama and the Insanity of the Liberal Mind

    01/06/2016 6:45:53 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6 Jan, 2016 | Lauri B. Regan
    In his masterpiece, Common Sense, Thomas Paine observed: "Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions." Paine may have been discussing the British monarch circa 1776, but his insight is equally applicable to Obama and Co.,...
  • The Left May Come to Loathe Obama

    01/04/2016 7:11:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Commentary ^ | 4 Dec, 2016 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    As we glide with trepidation into another presidential election year, the American mood might be best characterized as apprehensive. The right, which has for nearly seven years eagerly anticipated the last moments of Barack Obama's presidency, is suddenly no longer certain that the next president could, at least, be no worse. Liberals, too, have their misgivings about the end of the Obama era; about Hillary Clinton, about the current president's legacy, and about the stability of the electoral coalition Democrats cobbled together in the last two presidential elections........The indications are already clear, however, that Democrats will come to see Barack...
  • Malkin: Defining Political Child Abuse: A Tale of Two Cruz Families

    12/29/2015 3:52:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 30, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember 5-year-old Sophie Cruz? Groomed for a year by an outfit called the "Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition," Sophie is the ponytailed poster child for amnesty who was literally propped up in front of the pope during a September visit to Washington, D.C. Latino activists brazenly bragged about training the first-grader before the visit and crafting a letter in her name pleading with the Catholic pontiff to help her rescue President Obama's executive illegal immigrant amnesty program DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), which was halted under federal court order on May. In The Washington...
  • 2015 12 27 John Haller's Prophecy Update "2015 in Review"(video)

    12/27/2015 11:24:50 AM PST · by Lera · 1 replies
    Greetings to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world. At last count, these messages have been viewed in over 200 countries! We are amazed and humbled by patronage and generous support of this ministry. As the year draws to a close, John takes us on a journey recapping significant events of which every believer should take note. From ISIS to the Pope, this whirlwind tour sets the stage for the ultimate conflict and the return of Jesus Christ. The members and attenders of Fellowship Bible Chapel want to sincerely thank you for your prayers as...
  • How To Stop Donald Trump? A Lesson From Louisiana

    12/19/2015 4:40:42 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 193 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2015 | Joanna Weiss
    So much for the establishment's efforts to stop Donald Trump. So far, nothing's working - not a thousand earnest think pieces or Jeb Bush's gripes in the latest debate. Not the wrath of news anchors and late-night hosts, who still can't resist booking Trump on their shows, but have started to get ornery during the interviews. So maybe it's worth looking back to 1991 Louisiana, when establishment Republicans and Democrats banded together to defeat a popular, populist, problematic gubernatorial candidate named David Duke... I spoke this week to some veterans of the anti-Duke battle, who told me they've been talking...
  • The Left's War on Religion

    12/13/2015 6:05:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ......When the left unleashed aggressive social-media condemnations of people and politicians who offered prayers for those lost in the San Bernardino terror attack, many Americans (not just Republicans) were stupefied, angry - and then totally depressed to realize we had passed a tipping point. The incident has caused Main Street Americans to confront the challenges their kids and grandkids will face in a post-Christian America. American leftists have made a religion out of government; they were angry, not because people called for appeals to a higher being, but because it was to God — not government.
  • NYT: Americans With Assault Rifles Should 'Give Them Up For The Good Of Their Fellow Citizens'

    12/06/2015 6:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems the media's horrific campaign of inaccuracy hasn't stopped. According to Reuters, for the first time in nearly a century, The New York Times editorial board took their plea for gun bans to the front page on Saturday, calling our nation's inaction on gun control a "moral outrage and a national disgrace." No, we shouldn't be surprised that they decided to follow the likes of the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times with their own inane call to arms for gun control. And we shouldn't be shocked that they want policies that employ confiscatory measures, while also banning...
  • What Do Yale, Missou, Alinksy, Cloward-Piven and Obama's Organizing for Action Add Up To?

    12/01/2015 6:30:01 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Dec, 2015 | Christopher Chantrill
    ......The theory behind Alinsky's Rules for Radicals is the fantasy idea that the oppressed multitude ought to be led by educated leaders like Saul Alinsky. Same with the Cloward-Piven strategy, formulated by two left-wing sociologists in the 1960s. Yeah, these elitists say, we're gonna lead the workers (or the oppressed du jour) against the powerful, you see if we don't. Now let us agree that when the poor rise up against the rich there is a certain justice in their action. After all, who can speak of their privations but the poor? But it is a very different thing when...
  • The Ferocious Religious Faith of the Campus Social-Justice Warrior

    11/23/2015 6:59:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/15 | David French
    The campus culture war is a religious war, a so-far largely peaceful counterpart to the violent purges and revolutions of jihad. One faith has been expunged, relegated to the margins of the academy, and now another fills the vacuum. Out with the Christianity that spawned American higher education, in with a ferocious new faith — a social-justice progressivism unrestrained by humility and consumed with righteous zeal. Contemporary Americans — educated in the kind of revisionist history that dominates our educational system from top to bottom — forget that higher education was initially a thoroughly Christian enterprise, in keeping with the...
  • In Sex and War, the Left Is in Denial about Some Obvious Facts of Life

    11/23/2015 6:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | Douglas Murray
    Although we live in a forgetful culture, it is worth casting our minds back as far as last week. If you recall, back then we were all discussing the inability of students at Yale to cope with anything as scary as Halloween. For some of us the whole business was disturbing not so much because some brats at an Ivy League university were showing themselves unfit to be students but because the adults -- their professors -- all seemed to have surrendered to them. What else was clogging us up? Well, Caitlyn Jenner had just finished a clean-sweep of the...
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • Why the Paris Massacre Will Have Limited Impact

    11/14/2015 10:56:53 PM PST · by rmlew · 23 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | November 14, 2015 | Daniel Pipes
    The murder of some 127 innocents in Paris by a jihadi gang on Friday has again shocked the French and led to another round of solidarity, soul searching, and anger. In the end, however, Islamist violence against Westerners boils down to two questions: How much will this latest atrocity turn public opinion? And how much will it further spur the Establishment to deny reality?As these questions suggest, the people and the professionals are moving in opposite directions, the former to the right, the latter to the left. In the end, this clash much reduces the impact of such events on...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • 2015 10 25 John Haller Prophecy Update "False Religion" (video)

    10/26/2015 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Oct 25, 2015 | John Haller
    This week's update is jam-packed with so many topics and so little time, so here's a list of just some of the items will be addressed in this week's Prophecy Update entitled "False Religion". John's interview on Love for the Truth can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EwI3... NARAL Planned Parenthood Brazil's Pension Program (it is unsustainable) The potential collapse of the Saudi Economy in 5 years Worldwide Christian Persecution Oprah Winfry, the High Priestess of World Religions The Parliament of World Religions Maryanne Williamson Prominent Leftists and those who adore them with "Itching Ears" Obama, the Pope and Brian McLaren Isaiah...
  • The Ultra-Reactionary Left

    10/24/2015 3:34:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-24-15 | Bruce Walker
    The left cares about nothing but power. All the noise it makes about "change" and "progress" and "revolutions" is just that: noise. The very last thing leftists want is any change that would cost them power, prestige and wealth. The left is ultra-reactionary. Orwell grasped this well in the prevailing ideology of Oceania, which was "Insoc," or "English Socialism." History changed every day so that no one could reflect, and language was maimed so that no one could think. Oceania was filled with angry militants demanding radical action, but, of course, all the fury of these robotic cadres had no...
  • The Ultra-Reactionary Left

    10/24/2015 7:39:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 24, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    The left cares about nothing but power. All the noise it makes about "change" and "progress" and "revolutions" is just that: noise. The very last thing leftists want is any change that would cost them power, prestige and wealth. The left is ultra-reactionary. Orwell grasped this well in the prevailing ideology of Oceania, which was "Insoc," or "English Socialism." History changed every day so that no one could reflect, and language was maimed so that no one could think. Oceania was filled with angry militants demanding radical action, but, of course, all the fury of these robotic cadres had no...
  • Progress: SF Middle School Withholds Election Results Because Winners Weren't 'Diverse' Enough

    10/20/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Guy Benson
    A grimly accurate headline, I'm afraid. The good news is that most of the community seems to reject this nonsense for what it is: Racialized, politically-correct social engineering run amok . The bad news is that the administration is standing by its decisions, effectively arguing that 'diversity' concerns are simply too serious to be subordinated to such quaint notions as representative democracy. Madness: When Everett held its election three days later, its principal promptly refused to release the results, saying she was concerned that the winners were not diverse enough. While she would ultimately relent and release the results,...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Pope claims he isn't 'leftish'

    09/23/2015 7:24:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Pope Francis told journalists before he landed in America on Monday that people are mistaken if they think he's a liberal. The Hill: Some people might say some things sounded slightly more left-ish, but that would be a mistake of interpretation,” Francis said aboard his flight from Cuba to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. “It is I who follows the church ... my doctrine on all this ... on economic imperialism, is that of the social doctrine of the church," Francis added,according to Time.  Francis arrived to cheers and chants welcoming him to the U.S. when he landed outside Washington, D.C., where...
  • Sowell: The Left Has Its Pope

    09/21/2015 10:45:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 22, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States. Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political left among Catholic intellectuals. He is, in a sense, the culmination of that trend. There has long been a political left among Catholics, as among other Americans. Often they were part of the pragmatic left, as in the many old Irish-run, big city political machines that...
  • America's Culture War Starts Claiming Victims

    08/16/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2015 | Bill Wilson
    This “vast left-wing conspiracy” leverages regulatory edicts, PC “teachable moments,” and crony capitalist financial pressures to suppress the ideals and ideologies that once made our nation the envy of the civilized world. Its objectives? Compulsory tolerance, selective justice, the perpetual subsidization of our dependency culture, open borders, a disarmed populace, vaporized property rights, warrantless mass surveillance, the ceding of popular authority to the state (and American sovereignty to the world), the deification of progressive leaders, mass youth indoctrination via government-subsidized revisionist history,
  • Stop Calling Leftists ‘Liberals’: There is nothing “liberal” about the modern American left

    08/11/2015 7:33:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rand Simberg
    Bill O’Reilly was figuratively scratching his head [1] last Monday night on his “Talking Points Memo,” almost to the point that it was bleeding: No matter who wins the Democratic presidential nomination, they will toe the liberal line. That’s because the Democratic liberal party has been taken over by the far left. Few moderate Democrats have any currency in the party.…my question tonight is, what happened to liberalism? The liberal philosophy is based upon fairness for the underdog — helping those who are down and out. Protecting the defenseless. Yet, unborn babies don’t count. How does that work when...