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  • You Better Like It

    09/12/2018 1:55:11 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    First Things ^ | October 2018 | R.R. Reno
    Jonah Goldberg exemplifies the decadence and dysfunction of today’s public discourse. According to his new book, the West has stumbled upon the ideal way of life, “the Miracle.” The exact content of the Miracle remains less than entirely clear. It’s the boon of unprecedented economic growth, though it goes beyond mere economics. It is the arrival of a culture based on the Enlightenment, capitalism, liberal democracy, constitutionalism, and free speech. In sum, the Miracle is our way of life. Goldberg believes that the Miracle exists beyond rational justification—and therefore beyond critique. “There is no dialectic, inevitability, teleology, or hidden algorithm...
  • The University Is Ripe for Replacement; Higher education is now enemy-occupied territory.

    09/09/2018 12:06:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2018 | David Solway
    "Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down." -- Stalin, interview with H.G. Wells Beginning in early K-12 and continuing to the highest levels of university education, Leftist indoctrination is the gravest dilemma that afflicts education in North America, rendering it perhaps the most powerful instrument of anti-Western bias and socialist propaganda of the modern era. Here my concern is with the abandonment of genuine scholarship, fact-based historical research, familiarity with the “Great Books” and the development of critical thinking habits, particularly in the humanities...
  • The saddest day in American History

    09/07/2018 10:36:35 AM PDT · by DH · 44 replies
    Personal Observation | 9-7-2018 | David Herbert
    Today’s date is 9/7/2018. It is a day in infamy that will go down in history denoting America’s turn from individual thought, freedom of thought, individual responsibility of one’s own actions, freedom of expression, and the death of the America I used to know. .
  • Pew’s New Analysis: 42% of US Jews Reject their Religion

    09/04/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    BIN ^ | 9/2/18 | JNI Media
    The Pew Research Center on Wednesday published an analysis of beliefs and behaviors across denominations that identifies important traits that unite people of different religious affiliations—or divide people who share the same affiliation – producing a new and revealing classification of religion in America (The Religious Typology – A new way to categorize Americans by religion). The survey divided the US population, represented by 4,699 respondents in late 2017, into seven groups: Sunday Stalwarts – the most religious; God-and-Country Believers – less active in church hold traditional religious beliefs and tilt right politically; Diversely Devout – believe in God “as...
  • 'First Man' flag kerfuffle is rocket fuel for our divided times

    09/03/2018 7:03:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/18 | Christian Toto
    When news broke that the upcoming Hollywood film about the moon landing leaves out the planting of an American flag in lunar soil (though it apparently shows the flag later), both sides of the ideological aisle instantly weighed in, each with compelling arguments. The film in question has only been seen by a select few, meaning the truth won’t be clear until its Oct. 12 release. That didn’t stop Social Media Nation. (Does it ever?) The problem began when Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in director Damien Chazelle’s film, shared why we don’t see the astronaut planting an...
  • Psychiatrist Calls Today's Left Mentally Ill

    08/27/2018 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Main Street · 49 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8-26-2018 | WND
    'Liberal Mind' author's extensive study explains 'Psychological Causes of Political Madness' With the American left, the Democratic Party and the establishment news media displaying ever-more bizarre symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome, here comes a veteran psychiatrist making the case that the mental-emotional world of leftists really is tantamount to a mental disorder. “Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the acclaimed book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal...
  • Explaining the Left: Part II

    08/21/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, did Americans a favor last week. He provided that which is most indispensable to understanding anything: clarity. "America ... was never that great," he announced. In one sentence, the governor revealed the left's true view of America. This is rare -- because leftists are masters at hiding what they really believe. For example, the left's low regard for nonwhites is well-hidden under a mountain of "anti-racist" rhetoric. But people who consistently advocate lowering standards for blacks obviously do not think highly of blacks, and people who believe in separate black dorms and separate...
  • California ... law aims to ban yet another thing liberals don't like

    08/21/2018 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 8/21/18 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    In the latest episode of “Banished!” by the People’s Republic of California, Governor Jerry Brown is likely to sign a bill that prohibits restaurants from offering anything other than milk or water with their kids’ meals, under the pretense of preventing obesity. Effectively they’re telling parents they’re not capable of being trusted with their children’s health. It’s Big Brother Knows Best vs. mom and dad. They want to control what little Johnny and Susie drink with their kids’ meal. If restaurants don’t play along they could be fined up to $500. So now California isn’t just the nanny state, it’s...
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • These are the newspapers telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

    08/16/2018 6:36:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2018 | Madison Park, Faith Karimi and Emily Smith
    About 350 newspapers in the United States will have editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's description of the media as the "enemy of the people." Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump's anti-press rhetoric.
  • Top 10 Liberal Beliefs that are Destroying the Western World

    08/12/2018 5:12:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 42 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | Edward Saunders
    As everyone except liberals knows, liberals are just awful. But what many people may not know is that their brainless do-gooding is quite literally destroying our civilization. Here is our list of the top ten leftist delusions that make us cringe our faces off.
  • The Liberal Attack on Our Right to Listen

    08/10/2018 9:13:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    American liberals have always professed to believe in tolerance, diversity, and freedom of speech. However, today’s reality is very different. As the Left gained control of the commanding heights of culture and increasingly business across the nation, the new liberal philosophy became freedom for me but not for thee. Consider the saga of Alex Jones, the radio talk show host who manages the website Infowars.com. He is controversial, to say the least, having pushed various conspiracy theories. But then, some left-wing activists attack anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton as a racist and fascist. Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube...
  • Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality Evil, Says [Former Irish President] McAleese

    08/09/2018 7:22:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/7/18
    The Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality has been described as "evil" by a former Irish president. Mary McAleese said she was hopeful the Pope would change the church's position on the issue. Pope Francis is due to visit the Republic of Ireland this month for the World Meeting of Families, a major event for the Church. Mrs McAleese, who was president from 1997 to 2011, said she hoped it would be free of "homophobic messages". The Pope's two-day tour will be the first papal visit to Ireland for almost 40 years. 'Exploded that myth'Mrs McAleese made her comments about the...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • Liberals Against Freedom of Conscience

    08/03/2018 8:25:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. And it's a puzzling development for those of us old enough to remember when liberals championed free speech -- even advocacy of sedition or sodomy -- and conservatives wanted government to restrain or limit it. The three cases dealt with quite different issues. In National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Becerra, a 5-4 majority of the court overturned a California statute that required anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to inform clients where they...
  • Seriously, Who Cares if A Liberal Is Offended?

    08/01/2018 9:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/01/2018 | John Dempsey
    Go offend a liberal. It doesn’t matter. The left gets offended over everything. Literally. They will find a reason to be upset about something. The ultimate goal of a leftist is to shut up the opposition. By taking the fifth rule of Saul Alinsky, ”ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” liberals try to shut up anyone with whom they don’t agree. To render the fifth rule ineffective, the recipient of leftist attacks must not care and voice their beliefs. Charles Davis is the dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Recently, a...
  • Entire Blandford Police Department resigns, effective immediately

    08/01/2018 2:33:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    WTNH ^ | 7/31/18
    BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) - All members of the Blandford Police Department have resigned effective immediately, according to the interim chief of police. **SNIP** In a news release, Interim Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki told 22News officers Chris Anciello, Gage Terlik, Krysten Scapin and herself resigned after multiple complaints to the town about unsafe working conditions. According to Chief Sarnacki, Blandford officers have been working with cruisers that don't work, bulletproof vests that are not fitted to them or might be expired, poor radio communications, inadequate staffing and improper wages.
  • Millennial Socialism: Stupid, Evil, or Both?

    07/29/2018 9:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Congratulations, oh most insufferable of generations – against all odds and confounding the experts, you have still somehow managed to make yourselves even more annoying. Apparently, the hep new jive among your tiresome cohort is “Democratic Socialism,” resurrecting a poisonous nineteenth-century political death cult and putting a kicky new spin on it to make it palatable for the suckers. It’s the political equivalent of hipsters who insist vinyl records are superior because they didn’t grow up forced to crank their tunes on that miserable format. The “Democratic” part is some cunning rebranding. Just stick “Democratic” in front of something awful...
  • Left Wants to Rename Austin Over Slavery (Libtards have a new issue alert)

    07/29/2018 12:11:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 29, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now the Anti-History movement of the left has a new target. A target as big as a city. A new report from Austin, Texas’s Equity Office about existing Confederate monuments suggested changing the city's name. The report identified several neighborhoods and 10 streets named in honor of the Confederacy or William Barton, a slave owner dubbed the "Daniel Boone of Texas," that could be changed, The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. Austin’s namesake, Stephen F. Austin - also referred to as the "father of Texas" - opposed efforts by Mexico to abolish slavery in the Tejas province, saying freed slaves would...
  • Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: 'I think this is another good step forward'

    07/27/2018 7:06:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Forget the Russian government — foreign nationals are increasingly gaining the ability to influence American elections more directly. They’re being granted the right to vote. From Boston, where the city council is debating the move, to San Francisco, where noncitizens gained the right earlier this month in school-board elections, jurisdictions are looking to expand the boundaries of the electorate beyond its citizens.