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  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • The Left's Love Affair with the 4-letter N-word

    12/19/2014 9:07:12 PM PST · by akalinin · 34 replies
    gunnews.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • VIDEO: Students agree to deport Americans in exchange for illegal immigrants

    12/17/2014 8:47:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    Students at George Washington University signed a petition to deport one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. More than two-thirds of the students approached by Campus Reform agreed to sign the petition. Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. “Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of...
  • Liberal Raceaholics

    12/11/2014 4:40:58 PM PST · by oblomov · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    How does one explain liberals’ relentless obsession with race? Democrats and left-wing activists clutch the notion of racism as America’s defining characteristic just as streetcorner drunks cling to their fifths of cheap booze. No matter what, neither community can unhand those bottles. In fact, this debilitating liberal addiction deserves a name: raceaholism. Advertisement Raceaholics like President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, overexposed circus barker Al Sharpton, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, their allies, and their media enablers cannot stop talking about race. They refract almost every issue through that prism. According to them,...
  • Can the Left Launch its Own Tea Party? (barf alert)

    12/10/2014 8:05:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them. Think of it: The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don’t get their way. They cause major trouble. Boy, does that sound good. The extreme right has power, and that’s something the left hasn’t had much of for a long time. But in the aftermath of the party’s disastrous midterm performance, it’s very possible that the Democratic Party leadership will...
  • Think it’s unusually warm outside? Then you must be left-wing: Climate change beliefs affect…

    11/26/2014 12:36:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:49 EST, 26 November 2014 | Jonathan O’Callaghan
    If you don’t believe in climate change, you’re less likely to feel that the weather is getting warmer—and vice versa. That’s according to a study that analyzed how people remembered a particularly warm winter in the US in 2012. And they found those who believed in climate change remembered it being warmer, while those who didn’t thought it was colder. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, was carried out by three US sociologists—Dr. Aaron McCright of Michigan State University, Dr. Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State, and Dr. Chenyang Xiao of American University. …
  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • A Lefty Explains What the Election Is All About

    10/25/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire...
  • University Squelches Freedom Of Speech With Campus-Wide Discrimination Initiative

    09/06/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Wake Forest University kicked off the fall 2014 semester by instituting a campus-wide online system that has the potential to restrict free speech by allowing students and staff to anonymously file reports on any occurrences they deem biased or hateful. Known as the Bias Incident Report system , the online form does not specify the criteria for filing a report, nor does it explicitly define the word “bias.” Instead, students are pressured to submit a report anytime they believe they are encountering an incident of hate or bias — potentially opening the floodgates for students to report incidents without cause....
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting

    08/20/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has been covering the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division for years. This is the unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge the police officer with civil rights crimes. PJ Media had to sue Eric Holder to obtain the resumes of the lawyers he hired to populate this unit. No wonder. The “Every Single One”series at PJ Media revealed that all of Holder’s attorney hires were leftists, some even with a history of anti-police activities. Read the detailed biographies of the lawyers here. Why does it matter that the DOJ...
  • The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty

    08/18/2014 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 19 replies
    Pharoah, let my people go: How did ancient Egypt become a land of slaves building fantastic monuments to dictatorial leaders? The land of Egypt was rich and fertile, a seeming paradise for egalitarian living. Stephanie Pappas writes in Live Science about how despots “evolved” in ancient societies, but that’s a misleading use of the term; it actually was a series of bad choices by free people. She writes how Simon Powers at the University of Lausanne came up with a mathematical model to explain the shift from egalitarianism to despotism. Whether it actually explains them could be disputed, but he...
  • Truth On Our Side?

    07/30/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Erica Wanis
    One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on Truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to an elect group and that all mankind will be judged by how closely they aligned their lives with the Truth... nothing could be more offensive to the secular progressive worldview. On the contrary, secular progressives claim the mantle of open-mindedness and tolerance. They understand that...
  • Why Many People In The Middle Now Identify With The Left

    07/26/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    While the country has become more liberal in some ways, the Republican Party has moved to the extreme right, and the Democratic Party has filled in the vacuum in the middle by also moving to the right on many issues. As a consequence, many people who previously considered themselves in the middle are finding that the current views of the left are closer to their views. Thomas Ricks, who wrote Fiasco, and excellent look at the Iraq War, described why he moved to the left at Politico: Disappointment in the American government over the last 10 years. Our wars in...
  • Why Didn't Anyone Kill Hitler?

    07/20/2014 10:25:50 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 98 replies
    History News Network ^ | July 19, 2014 | Daniel Mandel
    This week marks the 70th anniversary of a plot whose success might well have spared millions of lives, while claiming that of history’s most infamous mass-murderer, Adolf Hitler. The elaborate conspiracy centered on Claus von Stauffenberg was the most well-prepared and organized attempt to put an end to Hitler, but it was scarcely the first. The number of serious attempts on Hitler’s life would fill a book and indeed have; Roger Moorhouse’s Killing Hitler (2006), for example, covers the ground of several such attempts from the moment Hitler came to power in 1933, at which time his security detail...
  • Hilarious: lefty flips out over billboard explaining consequences of $15 minimum wage

    07/20/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The left-leaning tech blog Pando seems to be angry about a lot of aspects of reality.* Witness David Carr flipping out over this billboard that he spotted in San Francisco, “walking home from Pando’s office a few nights ago.” photo: Paull Carr, Pando
  • Clarice Feldman: Let's Build a Stairway to Alberta

    07/06/2014 8:08:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    I was picking at my habanero and lychee salad in one of Washington’s many new chichi must dine at spots and sipping a melon vodka martini which Barry our waiter had highly recommended when it dawned on me . I was so embarrassed this week to be a woman that only fear of surgery kept me from considering a sex change. Once again the left has manufactured a make-believe War on Women as a defense against America’s fury at intrusive, expensive, and foolish big government. This time the vehicle for the statists was the Hobby Lobby case and once again...
  • Thanks to Science, the Left Can't Get Away with it Anymore: Outlandish Claims Instantly Fact-Checked

    06/23/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2014 | Mark Baisley
    Aldous Huxley got a lot of things right in his envisioning of a Brave New World, especially in the rise of the state coupled with the dismissal of natural social structures. What Huxley did not foresee was just how powerfully equipped that the individual would become thanks to technological advancements that emerged so rapidly that the control of the state could not keep pace. In the short span of the past twenty years, the Internet has grown from about a half-million users to well over 2.7 billion. This represents 39% of the world’s population, including over 80% of every resident...
  • The Answer to Rush Limbaugh's Question: Who gives the left their power? We do.

    05/20/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Traveling down I-95, headed home to Florida from visiting Mary and my parents in Maryland and West Virginia, I found myself yelling in frustration at my radio.  Rush Limbaugh asked: Who gives the left power to silence opposition, control speech, and get people fired or ordered into sensitivity training?  Rush rattled off numerous examples to prove his point, including a mere 50 leftist student protesters at Rutgers successfully forcing Condoleezza Rice to back down from giving their commencement speech.Who gives the left such power?  I yelled, “We do!” By the way, while in West Virginia, I attended Mary's dad's 82nd birthday...
  • The Answer to Rush Limbaugh's Question: Who gives the left their power? We do.

    05/20/2014 7:39:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Rape. Decades ago, women who were raped and reported it, particularly those raped by someone outside their race or social class, were often disbelieved and shamed. That is tragic. But how far the pendulum has swung in the other direction! Now, the term “rape” or “sexual assault” is thrown around almost effortlessly, accusations easily made and lives easily ruined. First, the pendulum shift began with feminists pushing the notion that women claiming they were raped should always be believed and never questioned. Presumption of innocence, a foundation of our culture, suddenly went out the window. Consider how quickly the...
  • Average Americans Think They’re Smarter Than the Average American

    05/14/2014 10:22:17 AM PDT · by dsc · 96 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | May 12, 2014 | Marina Koren
    Forget being smarter than a fifth-grader. Most Americans think they’re smarter than everyone else in the country. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov, a research organization that uses online polling. In other words, as YouGov cleverly points out, the average American thinks that he or she is smarter than the average American. A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people. Men (24 percent) are more likely...
  • The Democrat Center Folds

    04/13/2014 6:25:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-13-14 | Clarice Feldman
    Link only: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/04/democrat_center_folds.html
  • The Rise of the Anti-Tech California Left

    04/09/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/09/2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “@PzFeed: Smart Car tipping is the new trend in San Francisco. http://t.co/GWqAyoTrLW pic.twitter.com/OnJxnflmI6” @haileyyyb look out— Megan (@m_emps) April 8, 2014 When I moved out to Silicon Valley from New Jersey in 1997, Internet fever was just about to peak (literally so, in the form of the bursting tech bubble that decimated the NASDAQ three years later). Silicon Valley was seen as the next big thing, ushering America into the wonders of the 21st century — and possibly saving the increasing bloated state government of California in the process. Wired magazine, based in San Francisco, was still owned by...
  • GOOGLE'S DISCRIMINATORY LEFTISM

    04/04/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On February 6, Google revealed not only its dramatic bias against conservatism, but against reality. How else to explain an email received by WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah with regard to the Google AdSense policy? The email announced that AdSense would be cancelling WorldNetDaily’s account thanks to a “policy violation email this morning regarding negative/hate speech particularly with the repeated references to ‘black mobs,’ although I don’t know that this is specifically what it’s limited to.” According to Farah, Google wrote, “The reviewers cited a number articles [sic] with usage of this term specifically and in general asks that no ad code...
  • Reaction Inside DOJ to Debo Adegbile Defeat: ‘Sacred Mission’ Continues

    03/11/2014 11:19:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 10, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What is the reaction inside DOJ to the Senate’s defeat of the Debo Adegbile nomination to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice? According to an email sent by Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels, the “sacred mission” will continue. Samuels, in an email late this afternoon to Division staff obtained by PJ Media, said: I anticipate that last week’s developments will prompt a period of reflection and discussion about civil rights in this country and how we can best achieve our sacred mission. This is healthy, and I am confident that our work will emerge the...
  • Sowell: The Left Versus Minorities

    03/10/2014 1:03:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. These schools have given thousands of low income minority children their only shot at a decent education, which often means their only shot at a decent life. Last year 82 percent of the students at a charter school called Success Academy passed city-wide mathematics...
  • Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism

    02/25/2014 3:44:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 54 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 25th, 2014 | Daniel Hannan
    On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Rather, in the place of debased, Jewish Bolshevism, the Wehrmacht would deliver “der echte Sozialismus”: real socialism. Goebbels never doubted that he was a socialist. He understood Nazism to be a better and more plausible form of socialism than that propagated by Lenin. Instead of spreading itself across different nations, it would operate within the unit of the...
  • Sex-obsessed lefty horrified by 'toxic purity culture'

    02/24/2014 7:19:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 71 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-23-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut. So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and – well – and whatever else. In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate...
  • The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

    02/20/2014 5:56:37 PM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-19-2014 | Tyler Durden
    As I have confessed in the past, in my early years I found myself active in the Democratic Party and the general liberal methodology. I had no understanding of the concept of the false left/right paradigm. I had no inkling of the dangers of globalism and central banking. I had no concept of decentralization or non-participation. I had never even heard of libertarianism. I knew only that George W. Bush was a criminal (and I was right), but the problem went far deeper than the GOP. I was astoundingly ignorant of the bigger picture. However, what I did have going...
  • David Limbaugh: Americans, Where Have You Gone?

    02/13/2014 2:02:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 14, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Recently, I saw a Photoshopped depiction of Charles Manson next to an unborn baby, and the caption suggested that liberals are more interested in protecting Manson than they are the baby. It got me to thinking. Yes, it got me to thinking about the absurd positions modern liberals hold, which wouldn't be nearly so disturbing but for the fact that I'm not talking about fringe liberals. I'm talking about mainstream liberals, who control the Democratic Party, the old media, the executive branch of the federal government, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Supreme Court half the time, the mammoth federal bureaucracy,...
  • Inslee halts executions in state while he is governor (WA)

    02/11/2014 11:22:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a moratorium on executions while he is governor. “Equal justice under the law is the state’s primary responsibility,” Inslee said during a news conference Tuesday morning. “And in death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.” Inslee said there was “too much at stake” in death penalty cases in what he termed an “imperfect system.” “During my term we will not be executing people,” Inslee said. Inslee cited the high cost of trials and appeals, the apparent randomness that death penalties are pursued and concerns that executions do not deter crime as...
  • The Media’s Shooting Bias: Right-wing politics are key to a murderer’s motivations; leftism must...

    12/16/2013 6:31:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Right-wing politics are key to a murderer’s motivations; leftism must be ignored.Let me venture a guess, and wager that you have heard very little about the political preference of the young man who, on Friday, walked into his high school and tried to murder his teacher. On the face of it, this is a blessing, for in all but the most extreme cases a murderer’s ideological proclivities are wholly irrelevant to his crime. The “why” really matters when a terrorist group shoots up a mall, because the “why” explains the action. But when a man bears a grudge against his...
  • Leftism: A Radical Faith

    01/05/2014 7:19:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/5/2014 | Bruce A. Riggs
    Much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments.  Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered.       Systematically murdering millions to create an imagined earthly Eden is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology has the look of a religious inquisition.In his introduction to Eric Voegelin's The New...
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • Justice Department Inspector General Pushes Holder on Misconduct Reported by PJ Media

    12/19/2013 2:28:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 19, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz has published a memorandum to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole about “challenges” facing the Justice Department. Among the list of challenges: misconduct and malfeasance by DOJ employees and units which PJ Media has been reporting about for years. That these instances of misconduct were included in Horowitz’s report infers that Holder’s Department has either taken inadequate action to address the behavior, or has taken no action at all. Based on what sources inside DOJ are saying, I suspect the latter. The report provides material which senators on...
  • It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be

    12/16/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers. A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology. Is...
  • Politically correct is political ignorance

    12/12/2013 3:45:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Alan Caruba
    Americans are inclined to believe that, with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 was over. In fact, that war of ideologies, communism versus capitalism, began in the 1920s after the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, initiated a covert program to undermine America. Today we call it "political correctness" and its impact on our society is sapping it of its true history and values. "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Intelligence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America" by Kent Clizbe, a former CIA espionage officer, reveals how active and...
  • Learning the Wrong Lessons from Nazism: Misunderstanding of World War II Shapes the Left's Worldview

    12/10/2013 6:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2013 | Dennis Prager
    This morning, an estimated 80,000 people, including more than 90 heads of state, will crowd FNB Stadium in Johannesburg for a memorial service in honor of Nelson Mandela, whose influence extended far beyond the borders of South Africa. He dedicated his life to his country and it has a better future for it. Through political activism, 27 years in jail, and a studied, pragmatic leadership, Mandela accomplished what many thought was impossible: a new democratic South Africa. Getting to that point was no easy feat. Cementing that achievement was even more difficult. Attempting to reconcile the legacy of decades of...
  • Sowell: A Challenge to Our Beliefs

    12/02/2013 9:09:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 3, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. But both may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England. The November 9th-15th issue of the distinguished British magazine "The Economist" reports that, among children who are eligible for free meals in England's schools, black children of immigrants from Africa meet the standards of school tests nearly 60 percent of the time — as do...
  • When Leftist Ideologues Revert to 'It's All Our Fault' (it's never islam's fault)

    11/30/2013 7:48:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2013 | Andrew E. Harrod
    "We did this," popular British religion writer Karen Armstrong said in a November 21, 2013 keynote address at Georgetown University. She was referring to her country's imperial history and al-Qaeda's September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Speaking to Georgetown's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), Armstrong clearly showed with bizarre, anti-Western self-accusatory explanations for jihadist violence how "I like to turn the finger against myself first." "We have all done terrible things," Armstrong stated at ACMCU's 20th-anniversary conference on "Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities." Armstrong in particular was "very conscious as a person of the...
  • Sowell: The War Against Achievement

    11/18/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 19, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work — unlike the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious.</p>
  • If You Want a Conservative Child: Five ways to ensure your child won’t cross over to the left.

    11/12/2013 5:48:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2013 | Dennis Prager
    In my last column, I proposed some explanations for why many conservative parents have left-wing children. In a nutshell, American parents who hold traditional American values — such as belief in small government as the basis of liberty, or a God-based moral code, or American military strength as the greatest contributor to world peace and stability, or American exceptionalism, not to mention the man-woman definition of marriage or the worth of a human fetus — are at war with almost every influence on their children’s lives. This includes, most important, the media and the schools. Here, then, are some suggestions...
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name

    11/05/2013 7:40:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-1-13 | Tim Stanley
    I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave. I don't want to have to rehearse the numbers...
  • POLICE INVESTIGATING GRAPHIC, VIOLENT THREATS MADE AGAINST TED CRUZ: ‘GO THE F*** BACK TO CANADA..

    10/19/2013 12:07:40 AM PDT · by onyx · 130 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 8:29pm | Jason Howerton
    It seems that the rhetoric against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone from hateful to downright graphic and violent. The Capitol Police are investigating online threats made by an individual against the Texas senator, a Cruz spokesperson said Friday.The threatening posts were made on Twitter by someone who identifies himself as Troy Gilmore Jr. and uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54. He has also listed Cruz’s home address in Houston several times and argued he needs to be “taught a street wise lesson.”“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home,” the person tweeted, listing Cruz’s home address in Houston.“Lets Find Ted...
  • Electric cars are often worse for climate, report says

    08/15/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT · by thackney · 38 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 15, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Electric cars are currently more damaging to the climate than some other vehicle options, mainly because of the emissions involved with producing large batteries, according to a report from Climate Central. The nonprofit research organization acknowledged that electric cars have helped to lower U.S. vehicle emissions because they are consuming electricity produced increasingly from natural gas, which burns cleaner than coal. “But when all the carbon emissions associated with building and driving electric and high-mileage gasoline cars are included in the analysis, the all-electric advantage goes up in smoke,” Climate Central said. “In the vast majority of states, the significant...
  • Group petitions for Manning to receive Nobel Peace Prize

    08/12/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    A U.S. human rights group on Monday delivered a petition with more than 100,000 signatures urging that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize go to Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was convicted on espionage charges last month for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Norman Solomon, the co-founder of RootsAction, delivered the petition in Oslo, Norway, on Monday to the research director of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Prizes. Solomon said that Manning should receive the prize for exposing government secrecy and wrongdoing in the Iraq War. He argued that the Nobel committee’s selection of Manning...
  • Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education ‘Unconstitutional’

    07/23/2013 2:38:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 23, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement announcing the nomination of three candidates for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 4, 2013. Nominees from left are: Robert Leon Wilkins, Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millett. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) (CNSNews.com) – The Senate will consider the nomination of Cornelia Pillard, a vocal abortion advocate who said abstinence education was unconstitutional for violating “reproductive justice,” to serve as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a hearing Wednesday. “The equal...
  • Irrational Animal (eye-opening commentary on Trayvon and Obama's lack of reasoning)

    07/23/2013 7:41:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 7/23/2013 | Daren Jonescu
    Reason continually resists, reproaches, and guides the passions, desires, and fears rooted in our bodily existence. We call this living as a human being. For it is from this capacity that we derive and develop the habits and propensities that ennoble our species, produce our greatest projects, and make civilized social existence possible: delayed gratification, personal responsibility, respect for the dignity and property of others, foresight. Reason is the ultimate source of the self-restraint that stops us from doing everything and anything that we feel a momentary urge to do -- pound that annoying man, grab that attractive woman, take...
  • Protectors of the Poor? A look at the Left’s counterproductive anti-poverty policies.

    07/03/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/03/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has long claimed the role of protector of “the poor.” It is one of their central moral claims to political power. But how valid is this claim? Leaders of the Left in many countries have promoted policies that enable the poor to be more comfortable in their poverty. But that raises a fundamental question: Just who are “the poor”? If you use a bureaucratic definition of poverty as including all individuals or families below some arbitrary income level set by the government, then it is easy to get the kinds of statistics about “the poor” that are...
  • Sowell: The Mindset of the Left: Part IV

    07/02/2013 11:29:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 2, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    At the heart of the left's vision of the world is the implicit assumption that high-minded third parties like themselves can make better decisions for other people than those people can make for themselves. That arbitrary and unsubstantiated assumption underlies a wide spectrum of laws and policies over the years, ranging from urban renewal to ObamaCare. One of the many international crusades by busybodies on the left is the drive to limit the hours of work by people in other countries — especially poorer countries — in businesses operated by multinational corporations. One international monitoring group has taken on the...
  • Sowell: The Mindset of the Left: Part III

    07/02/2013 11:25:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 2, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The fundamental problem of the political left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong. A never-ending source of grievances for the left is the fact that some groups are "over-represented" in desirable occupations, institutions and income brackets, while other groups are "under-represented." From all the indignation and outrage about this expressed on the left, you might think that it was impossible that different groups are simply better at different things. Yet runners...