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  • Trump Learns the Hard Way That Policy Details Matter

    03/27/2017 10:06:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2017 | JIM GERAGHTY
    The good news is no one can say President Trump didn’t try to persuade House Republicans that they should pass the American Health Care Act. He invited lawmakers to the White House, dispatched his key aides to Capitol Hill, worked the phones, cajoled, charmed, arm-twisted, threatened . . . He did everything short of actually attempting to understand why House Republicans didn’t want to vote for it. President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan chose to cancel the vote on the AHCA late Friday afternoon. Earlier this week, the loudest argument from Trump was that if House Republicans didn’t pass the...
  • Obamacare Lessons from Las Vegas

    03/13/2017 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Root for America ^ | March 13, 2013 | Wayne Root
    I have an important message for President Trump and the GOP Congress. Study the lesson of the Nevada GOP. When people think of Nevada, they think of Las Vegas aka “Sin City.” They think of neon, glitzy casinos, gambling, strip clubs, Elvis and Liberace. What they don’t think of is politics…or more specifically, Obamacare. Yet Nevada holds the lesson for President Trump and the GOP Congress for how to handle Obamacare. Nevada is a place for bigger-than-life-personality, gunslingers and riverboat gamblers, not boring, wishy-washy moderates who stand for tinkering around the edges. In Las Vegas you’ve “got to go big...
  • 5 Powerful Lessons That Gen McMaster Brings To The White House

    02/22/2017 7:23:17 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 2/20/2017 | Lauren Katzenberg and Sarah Sicard
    On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster will replace retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn as his national security advisor. A career officer, he served during the Persian Gulf War as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. McMaster joined the military in 1984, and is still serving on active duty. Prior to accepting this role as national security advisor, he served as the director of Army Capabilities Integration Center and deputy commanding general with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. In 2005, he commanded 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and secured the...
  • Patriots could teach Trump valuable lessons

    02/06/2017 6:28:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/06/17 | Editorial
    Since President Trump has expressed his admiration for the New England Patriots, perhaps there is still hope for his flailing administration. The president has on many occasions cited his support from the Super Bowl winning Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and its nonpareil coach Bill Belichick. He also frequently brings up his friendship with the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to a stunning comeback victory in Super Bowl 51 Sunday night over the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28.
  • Superbowl Lessons for Politics

    02/05/2017 8:04:03 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Yes natural talent, divine luck all come into play but the lessons we learn on the field can apply to the greater "games" at work in life and the world. What are some political takeaways from tonight's game? For starters: "It's not over till it's over." "The defense was tired."
  • What We Need to Learn from the Early Church

    01/07/2017 5:52:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/6/17 | Tim Keller
    Tim Keller / January 6, 2017 Many say that Christians who maintain the historic, traditional doctrines are behind the times, are too exclusive, and are “on the wrong side of history.” Two recent books that cast doubt on this view are from historian and biblical scholar Larry Hurtado: Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World and Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?. The earliest Christians were widely ridiculed, especially by cultural elites, were excluded from circles of influence and business, and were often persecuted and put to death. Hurtado says Roman authorities were uniquely hostile...
  • Trump, North Korea, China, Lessons From GOP Debate, and Economic Diplomacy…

    01/02/2017 6:39:27 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Sundance
    Yesterday North Korea made the claim they were close to development of an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). As you look at the tweet reply from Donald Trump about this claim, it’s worth remembering two very important details: 1.This issue came up in one of the February 2016 GOP debates. 2.The sequencing of the two tweets below.
  • Lessons of Aleppo—for Trump (Buchanan column)

    12/17/2016 8:22:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 12-15-16 | Pat Buchanan
    How did this debacle come about? First, in calling for the overthrow of Bashar Assad, who had not attacked or threatened us, we acted not in our national interests, but out of democratist ideology. Assad is a dictator. Dictators are bad. So Assad must go. Yet we had no idea who would replace him. It soon became clear that Assad’s most formidable enemies, and probable successors, would be the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, or ISIS, then carrying out grisly executions in their base camp in Raqqa. U.S. policy became to back the “good” rebels in Aleppo, bomb...
  • What went wrong in one easy lesson

    11/09/2016 12:42:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    No surprises here. Obviously, the vast majority of the polls were wrong. Wrongful thinking. Bad models. Bad assumptions. Bad methodology. Bad programming. The adage "Garbage in, garbage out" applies in spades. The entire media (including Faux News) has their collective (no kidding) heads up their proverbial butts. The GOPe should be ashamed (for being wrong about everything, 100% of the time), but they won't be. Romney is an idiot. Now they begin the endless studies, debates and analysis trying to figure out why they all had it so wrong. But the answer was written ages ago and the writing is...
  • Learning from the Debates

    10/06/2016 8:08:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2016 | Elise Cooper
    One hundred million people watched the last debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. For the next debate, Mr. Trump should learn from the last one. Instead of speaking of substance, the Clinton campaign went down and dirty, baiting Mr. Trump to spend his precious time defending himself instead of pivoting to her illegal actions. What the Democrats, press, and Hillary Clinton are doing is trying to distract Americans from the real issues. ABC/CNN are allowing Americans to vote on some of the questions for the second debate. Currently, the liberals are dominating the question process. For example, one question,...
  • The Fall of Rome-Are there Lessons to be Learned?

    09/04/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant...
  • Ten Lessons for the Next President

    09/15/2016 12:53:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 15, 2016 | Laura Hollis
    Regardless of who wins the election in November, here are 10 things that I think he or she should keep in mind: --The old media rules do not apply. Do we still have to emphasize this in an era of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter? You do not control the media, and the media does not control the message. Oh, I know that the Obama administration has made media manipulation an art form -- and that the media has been more than happy to comply. But everyone is the media now. We found out about Hillary Clinton's pneumonia because of a...
  • What The Past Can Teach Us

    08/16/2016 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 19, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    While we shouldn't live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. We are not the first humans to walk the Earth and yet too many, especially the young, suffer from the conceit that history is just a boring subject in school. PBS is rerunning episodes on its award-winning series "American Experience" on modern presidents and the challenges they faced. Each episode retraces what presidents believed to be good ideas at the time -- from Lyndon Johnson's program to wipe out poverty and defeat the communists in Vietnam, to George W. Bush's toppling of Saddam Hussein. In each episode,...
  • So Conservatives, What Have We Learned From This Trump Thing?

    08/01/2016 4:39:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 118 replies ^ | August 1, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The primaries are over and Trump is the nominee, and instead of whining about it like a Millennial faced with having to get a job we need to step back and ask ourselves if we have learned anything from this bizarre turn of events. The GOP – our GOP – has nominated someone who is not a traditional conservative. He’s not even an untraditional conservative. Hell, there’s probably not even a “c” or a “v” in whatever he is. So we can either try to figure out what happened or keep rending our clothes and gnashing our teeth about how...
  • What I Learned from Justice Scalia

    02/15/2016 3:13:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | February 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So it was Saturday afternoon, and I was immersed in a project. I did not have the television on. I was not connected online to anything that was providing me a news feed, and I do not have news alerts that bop into me. I've not set those up 'cause I have weeded out all this harassment from notifications. So I get a text from a friend says, "Our country is cursed." I said, okay. Wrote back. "Why?" "It's just unbelievable. It just seems like the decks are so stacked against us." "What's going on?" was my...
  • University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

    08/27/2015 5:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this fall at the University of Connecticut. The Transgender Voice and Communication Group offers “an opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environment” and includes “role playing” and other activities. This semester’s group launches Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 30 at the public university, an online campus calendar and description states. The University of Connecticut did not respond to multiple requests from The College Fix seeking comment on how much it costs taxpayers to facilitate the group. The campus does...
  • What We Learned From The Midterm Elections

    04/07/2015 11:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Media Post's Marketing: Politics Blog ^ | April 7, 2015 | Shawn Kemp
    Ted Cruz just flagged the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. With hats now officially being thrown into the ring, it’s a good time to look back at what went well in social marketing at the midterms and what could be improved upon for the 2016 cycle. Let’s start with the fact that Facebook says it saw 43 million unique individuals engage in political discourse during the midterms, despite the fact that the U.S. had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout since the early 1940s. Moreover, according to research by Pew, voters were three times more likely to track political candidates...
  • 9 Investigates: Dad protests Islamic lessons at school

    02/09/2015 10:05:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2-9-2015 | Hassan Shibly, executive director
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A history book used in school districts across the state is sparking controversy in Seminole County. A parent called 9 Investigates after finding out his son was learning too much about the Islamic religion in a public classroom. Ron Wagner read from part of his son's world history book, "There is no god, but God. Muhamad is the messenger of God." Raw: School district spokesman storms out of interview Raw: Full interview with school district Wagner is not reading the Five Pillars of Islam from the Quran, but rather his son's 10th-grade world history book from...
  • Best Candidate of 2014 (Cory Garner) -- and lessons for 2016

    11/12/2014 6:40:56 PM PST · by only1percent · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/10/2014 | Chris Cillizza
    ...[I]t's immediately apparent that Senate Republicans did an outstanding job of recruiting this cycle. Capito ran one of the best campaigns in a non-competitive race in the country. McConnell was, as usual, outstanding. Gillespie came from nowhere to almost upset the single most popular politician in Virginia. And Ernst is a rising national star. But, when you look at the totality of the campaign, it's clear that Cory Gardner was the single best candidate of the 2014 election.
  • Four Lessons from the 2014 Election

    11/06/2014 10:21:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 6, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Many pundits and campaign consultants are no doubt analyzing the election results across the country to try to decipher what lessons the Republican wave holds for candidates planning to run in 2016. But there are four easily seen lessons that both of the major political parties should take to heart: First, the manipulation of election rules and political trickery didn’t work. In Kansas, for example, the Democratic Party forced its U.S. Senate nominee to withdraw and refused to comply with a state law that required the party to name a replacement candidate for the ballot. Democrats were hoping that...