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  • Cruz: “Without Life, There is no Liberty”

    07/09/2013 7:46:05 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 9, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    On Monday evening, Texas Senator Ted Cruz blasted out a press release informing the public that he had proudly and officially come out in favor of Texas Senate Bill 1, the “controversial” statute that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Here’s a short excerpt: AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today submitted testimony for the record in support of Texas Senate Bill 1, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks and raise standards of care at abortion clinics by requiring them to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. Part of Sen. Cruz’s testimony will be...
  • BREAKING: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes House, 228-196

    06/18/2013 5:03:07 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 16 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 18, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    Even though President Obama threatened to veto this bill hours before it passed the House of Representatives because he considers it to be “an assault on a woman’s right to choose” and “a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade,” this is nonetheless still very good news for the pro-life community. Politico reports: The House Tuesday passed a bill that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks. The most far-reaching abortion legislation in the House in a decade, it was passed 228-196 mostly along party lines. The vote is largely symbolic: The bill will be dead on arrival in the...
  • Honored to Serve

    04/27/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2013 | Rich Galen
    A beautiful day in Dallas - fair skies, temps in the high 60s - thousands of people came out to witness something that is so uniquely American that I'm not certain it survives translation into other languages. The dedication of a Presidential library is not a regular or usual event. There are only 13 such libraries in the Presidential library system. The first was Franklin Delano Roosevelt; the most recent is George W. Bush. Other private or non-profit organizations house the collected papers and memorabilia from previous Presidents but now the process is more systematized. The way these work -...
  • Everything You Need to Know So Far About the Gosnell Trial

    04/14/2013 4:05:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    I thought this day would never come. The MSM can no longer pretend they didn’t “hear” about the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (ABC News’ Terry Moran even tweeted last night that the murderer in question “is probably the most successful serial killer in the history of the world”). But still too many networks have failed to report on the details of the case. That being said, the indispensable pro-life website Life News has compiled a list of the ten most horrific revelations to emerge from the trial -- many of which have gone unreported. Warning: The eye-witness testimony below...
  • CBO: Food Stamp Rolls Estimated to Hit Historic High

    03/28/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    There are more Americans today collecting food stamps than ever before, and that number is expected to rise steadily for the rest of the year, according to the CBO. The Wall Street Journal reports: The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation...
  • What the Babies Would Say

    02/02/2013 5:02:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    It is one of life's great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses. I mean, the Democratic convention last summer was almost a pro-abortion pep rally, as a variety of pro-choice speakers, including the self-proclaimed "Catholic woman" Caroline Kennedy, knelt at the altar of "reproductive rights." Recently, another woman who calls herself a Catholic, Mary Elizabeth Williams, wrote a shocking article for Salon. Entitled "So What if Abortion Ends Life?" Williams starkly states: "I believe that life starts at conception. And it's never stopped me from being pro-choice." In the body...
  • Obama vs Rush: Round 2

    02/01/2013 10:33:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama is naming names in his second term when it comes to his un-preferred media, something he generally farmed out to White House staff and political surrogates during the first term. The president, in a recent interview with The New Republic, found scapegoats for Washington gridlock. “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” Obama told TNR. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing...
  • Obama Demagogues Immigration

    01/30/2013 8:46:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama is a uniquely gifted demagogue. An orator of unparalleled skill supported by a gushing media, Obama has yet to present a major policy proposal geared toward solving specific problems. But he has won elections. And he has done so by implying -- over and over and over again -- that his opponents are morally deficient. It is truly astonishing just how thin President Barack Obama's playbook is. Since his re-election, Obama has boiled down that playbook to one play, which he runs with the regularity of a team quarterbacked by Mark Sanchez. It usually involves children. It always...
  • Oprah Hosts Obama's Mia Culpa 2020

    01/27/2013 11:28:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    Imagine a day President Obama enters Oprah Winfrey's public confessional: Oprah: As you know Mr. President, I was one of your supporters. This is a difficult interview for me. Americans have many questions. Let's begin by going back to the start of your second term. It was a time of partisan division--the fiscal cliff and the debt limit fights. The economic recovery was anemic at best. Your calls for unity in confronting those challenges were fervent. You talked about a "balanced" budgeting approach but, as we came to see, your "balanced" cuts weren't cuts at all. When the unfunded off-budget...
  • Making the Case For Life

    01/25/2013 8:56:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned. And contrary to what most leftists assert, however, this does not necessarily mean that abortion would be universally prohibited and illegal. For example, before Roe became the law of the land in 1973, abortion was permissible in certain states. The legality of abortion, then, should be decided by individuals at the state level -- at least in the short-term -- not by a High Court of un-elected, unaccountable judges in Washington. This...
  • Obama Protects Hollywood

    01/19/2013 5:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    President Obama and Vice President Biden gathered their children for a photo-op as Obama showily signed executive orders to prevent future mass shootings. It quickly became obvious that regulating the entertainment media wasn't part of his solution. Politics once more trumped policy. Hollywood not only went unregulated, it went unmentioned. Biden announced that he had met with "229 groups from law enforcement agencies to public health officials to gun officials to gun advocacy groups to sportsmen and hunters and religious leaders." He also met with Hollywood lobbyists and video game manufacturers, but was there anyone really expecting those meetings to...
  • Obama Uses Children as Pawns in His Power Grab

    01/18/2013 8:06:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Diana West
    Not one of the 23 executive orders that President Obama signed -- flanked by schoolchildren whom none of us want to see murdered and before an audience that included relatives of murdered schoolchildren -- would have prevented the massacre at Sandy Hook. Did the main idea of the sentence above come through -- that the president's latest orders would not have stopped the heavily armed monster who entered a Connecticut school last month and killed 20 children and six adults? Or was your brain overwhelmed by anxiety signals arising from the imagery of vulnerable youngsters? The overwhelming imagery is no...
  • Stand For Life

    01/14/2013 3:10:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Editor’s note: Dr. Adams will speak at Christ Church Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ on January 19. The speech, which is part of the Voices for the Voiceless "Redefine" Conference, will begin shortly after the conference opens at 8 am. Dr. Adams will then go to Minneapolis to speak at the Minnesota Youth for Life Conference on January 21. The all-day conference will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A former student recently emailed that she was disappointed that I had gotten so heavily involved with the student pro-life movement in recent years. She said she could remember a...
  • Look to Egypt for Clues about Obama

    01/13/2013 9:56:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    Why doesn’t President Obama—who claims to be a Christian—ever defend the cause of the harassed and persecuted Christians around the world? Examining his dealings with Egypt during the past two years may give us some clues. Clue #1: When vast street demonstrations opposed former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Mr. Obama was quick on the trigger to publically call on Mr. Mubarak to resign. Mubarak was a secular dictator who promoted capitalism. There was plenty of corruption, to be sure. But that is cultural; the increase—not decrease—in corruption under the Islamic dictator who replaced Mubarak has proven that. Then, when the...
  • No Oxygen, Please, for This Show

    01/11/2013 6:00:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Television is getting a little unreal. First, the idea that Al Gore would sell out to Al-Jazeera sounded like an April Fools' joke. Then the Oxygen network -- that supposedly uplifting women's channel founded in 2000 by Oprah Winfrey -- announced it was producing a reality show called "All My Baby's Mamas" starring an Atlanta rapper and former drug dealer named "Shawty Lo," alongside his 11 children and their 10 different mothers. This story didn't originate on a satire site like The Onion. Oxygen promoted this videotaped puddle of stupidity with a YouTube highlight reel featuring the rapper (real name:...
  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 4:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear CRM 495 Students: Welcome back! It's hard to believe that Christmas break is over and that it's time to start a new semester. It's almost as hard as believing that one of your professors is actually sending you an email using the word "Christmas." But even the liberals agree that I am no ordinary professor. Please allow me to explain. After I got tenure, I left the political Left and became a conservative Republican. I know you've never had a conservative professor before and you are probably wondering what to expect. In a nutshell, you can expect to hear...
  • Surprise: Elizabeth Warren Can’t Define What the Phrase “Middle Class” Means

    01/05/2013 5:37:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    President Obama -- along with many of the liberal Democrats in Congress -- originally defined “the rich” as couples making more than $250,000 a year. They were very specific and emphatic about how this group of taxpayers needs to pay their “fair share.” Yet, when one of the Senate’s newest -- and one of the most liberal -- members was asked to define what income groups comprise the “middle class,” she simply couldn’t do it. How remarkable: Elizabeth Warren Can't Define What Middle Class Is "It’s not a numbers issue. I know you would expect a very wonky answer from...
  • Semper Fi, Unless It's Not Convenient

    12/29/2012 5:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Jon Hammar saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but his most brutal foreign experience was in Mexico. Last August, the 27-year-old former Marine corporal was incarcerated by Mexican authorities in Matamoros for trying to register an antique shotgun with customs agents. Foolishly, Cpl. Hammar followed instructions given to him by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Brownsville, Texas. He registered the gun with them and brought the paperwork to the Mexicans to get their stamp of approval in order to carry the gun through the country. Hammar and a friend were driving a Winnebago, hoping to have a nice surfing vacation...
  • John Kerry’s Quest to Communize Central America

    12/28/2012 7:17:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Say what you want about Senator John Kerry, nobody ever called him lazy. He landed in Congress and immediately rolled up his sleeves and spat on his hands. The Nicaraguan people must end up like the Cuban and Vietnamese! Toward this end the man was tireless. The vision inspired him to such a staggering work load, energized him to such a frantic pace, and propelled him to such legislative feats, that his colleagues -- even the pinkest -- gaped in envy and awe. Back in the mid 80’s Nicaragua was the pinkos' latest City on a Hill, Daniel Ortega their...
  • Will 2013 Be the Year We Slow the Moral Decline?

    12/27/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susan Brown
    With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom. This present darkness has its roots in our nation's moral decline, and the further we get from our moral center, the worse off we are as a people -- and a nation. It has taken some time to get where we are today. Over the years, conservatives...
  • Newtown, and a New America

    12/24/2012 6:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    An entire country is in shock as we continue to watch the funerals of these innocent children and adults in Connecticut. It's not merely shock, but horror and revulsion, at the second-bloodiest school shooting in our history. It is sickening even to rank them in this way, to admit that there have been so many as to require it, but it is true: yet another child has killed yet more children in cold blood. We don't have to worry about foreign terrorists coming to our country: we are better at hurting ourselves than they are at hurting us, and we...
  • It's Time for Media Control

    12/22/2012 11:22:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Was there anything about the Sandy Hook massacre the media got right on the day it happened? In their rush to be first, they ignored their obligation to be right. Nearly every detail they disseminated Friday was wrong, even down to the name of the killer. Their desire to sensationalize had them shoving microphones in the faces of children who couldn’t possibly comprehend the events of the day. This was just the latest example of how out of control and dangerous the media has become, and it’s time government did something to protect us. You’re probably asking yourself, “What...
  • Nearly Three-Quarters of Jobs Created Since June Are in Government

    12/08/2012 6:58:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Just when you thought yesterday’s dismal jobs numbers couldn’t get any worse -- they did. According to CNSNews.com, nearly seventy-five percent of all civilian jobs created since the beginning of last summer are in the public sector: Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data...
  • Panmunjom, Korea: Where Gangnam Style Meets Gulag Substance

    10/17/2012 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2012 | Austin Bay
    The Military Demarcation Line splitting the "truce village" of Panmunjom doesn't legally demarcate the political boundary between North Korea and South Korea. Instead, it splits a demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating two warring armies who have observed a tenuous ceasefire since 1953. No, the Korean War is not over, at least not officially. The next president, whether President Barack Obama in his second term or Gov. Mitt Romney in his first, will be a Korean War president, and, unless the ceasefire totally craters, one of them will oversee the 60th anniversary of that ceasefire and the 63rd anniversary of the beginning...
  • Like Obamacare, Obama Core Is Another Power Grab

    10/09/2012 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When we list the areas that Barack Obama wants to "fundamentally transform," as he promised before his 2008 election, let's not overlook his plans for education. They are as fundamentally transformational, costly and dictatorial as Obamacare. It's well-known that public schools are not graduating students as well-educated as before, that Americans score poorly on international tests, and that billions of federal dollars showered on public schools have not achieved any of the designated goals, which were to raise test scores and to eliminate the gap between higher income and lower income students. The Obama progressives want us to believe that...
  • Clint Bolick and the Goldwater Institute Quietly Transforming the Country

    10/03/2012 9:21:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    While national political campaigns and politicians are regularly featured in the news for their accomplishments on the right, one small state-based think tank is quietly grinding away victory after victory. The Goldwater Institute was already a leading state-based think tank when libertarian lawyer Clint Bolick came on board five years ago to launch a litigation division. Since then, Bolick has greatly expanded the reach of the right-leaning think tank, filing lawsuits against all levels of government to protect taxpayers and businesses from government overreach. Bolick's favorite line, which he says with a grin, is, “I get paid to sue government...
  • Obama's Old-World Arrogance

    10/03/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    When President Obama came to the U.N. General Assembly on September 25, his arrogance was on full display. He skipped meeting any world leaders, but did find time to sit down and talk about his lover moves on ABC's "The View." Topics included how he's a "romantic husband," how he "tucks in" his wife at night and how his first kiss with Michelle is now memorialized by a monument in Chicago. Meanwhile, Israel is preparing for war against a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. Yawn. Obama also skipped the traditional luncheon, leaving U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon looking like "a jilted prom date,"...
  • Making 'Earthquakes' for Romney

    09/26/2012 4:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    After watching the national media's performance since the party conventions, one can only hope that college students are out on a summer safari or some Third World Peace Corps mission. Anything to avoid this mess. Sean Hannity is right. The establishment news media is dead. Whatever remains has only one standard. If it helps Obama, it's "news." If it doesn't, reporters should move on. There's nothing to observe here. Our media doesn't just report "news" unfavorable to Romney. They obsess over it; complete with repetitive and thoroughly useless incantations that Romney's campaign is hopeless. On September 17, perhaps not accidentally...
  • Sexually Suggestive Movies Profoundly Affect Teens

    08/17/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 173 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: Movies "Selling" Sex to Children Can you name the last five movies your teenage son or daughter has watched with friends? How strong was the sexual content in those movies? And does it really matter? New research suggests that it does. The study, conducted by Dr. Ross O'Hara and soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science, found that promiscuity on-screen promotes promiscuity in real life. "Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners," and engage in riskier sexual activities says Dr....
  • No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy" (He's Anything but)

    04/20/2012 3:32:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause. This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point. Conservatives of...
  • The Needle and the Damage Done

    01/05/2012 4:57:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Last semester, I was giving a lecture on the history of the Supreme Court from 1953 to present. Toward the end of the lecture, I asked my students if they could name the current Chief Justice. None were able to do so. There were thirty students in the class. This was in a college classroom, mind you. I was annoyed by the failure of a single student to know the name of one of the three most powerful men in America. But, whenever annoyed, I have a tendency to make jokes to lighten the atmosphere. So I told my students...
  • Norman Lear's Left-Wing Paranoia About 'The Right'

    12/29/2011 3:56:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2011 | Larry Elder
    They're coming for your children! They're coming for the womenfolk! Then they're coming after you! Norman Lear, the famous television show producer, offered this hysterically paranoid assessment of the allegedly growing and presumably insidious power of "the right": "I want to suggest that we lefties start laying claim to what we see as 'sacred' and serve it up proudly to the religious right -- to the James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Karl Rove ... hatemongers, sheathed in sanctity, and to the Koch brothers, the types that fund them and use them so effectively for their own political power-grabbing purposes....
  • Rebel, Rebel: Tim Tebow

    12/11/2011 7:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Doug Giles
    I wonder if the Tebow critics would be as mouthy about his faith if Tim’s name was Achmed and the god he praised after a TD was Allah. I doubt it. Why do I hesitate? Well, it’s principally because Christophobic toads are afraid to turn the verbal guns they use to berate Christians on Muslims, that’s why. Plus, they’d probably go to jail or get fired for “hate speech,” but good Lord, you can certainly rag on Christians, now can’t ‘cha? Yes, my children, Christians are fair game because the brethren won’t retaliate with an underwear bomb when you rip...
  • Where Have Our Cojones Gone?

    12/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week in Boston, a seven-year-old boy named Mark got into a fight with a bully. The bully put his hands around the boy's throat and began to squeeze. That's when Mark fought back; he kicked his aggressor right in the family jewels. In a normal society, we'd celebrate Mark. Throw him a ticker tape parade or something. Bullies need a sharp kick to the testicles. That's how you convince them that bullying is wrong. But in Boston, Mark was charged with sexual assault. Just to get this straight: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank's gay lover can run a homosexual prostitution...
  • Ixnay on Cordray: Not Another Obama Czar

    12/07/2011 4:50:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Wrapping himself in the mantle of Theodore Roosevelt's "National Greatness" agenda, President Obama urged the nation to stand strong and unite behind ... his umpteenth regulatory czar. Nothing symbolizes American strength and vigor more than another unaccountable Washington bureaucrat. If Richard Cordray, the stalled White House nominee to enforce the Dodd-Frank financial bureaucracy, is not approved, the wheedler-in-chief warned in Osawatomie, Kan.: "Every day we go without a consumer watchdog in place is another day when a student or a senior citizen or member of our Armed Forces could be tricked into a loan they can't afford -- something that...
  • Save the World on Your Own Dime

    12/04/2011 9:56:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | Mike Adams
    The taxpayers are being beaten to death by liberalism. Meanwhile academic liberals are complaining that they are taking a beating with recent budget cuts, which they claim are unjust. For the first time in a long time, I agree with the liberals. The budget cuts are unjust. In my view, they aren’t deep enough. If you disagree, consider this: One public university in North Carolina has just found money to start (in the midst of a budget crisis) a new scholarship to reward feminists for engaging in feminist political activism on the job. Here in the Tar Heel state, this...
  • Hollywood's Soda-Pop Statism

    12/02/2011 5:16:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    The Hollywood elite's concern for the children stops at the water's edge of physical fitness. They simply do not touch the subject of moral fitness. On The Huffington Post, former entertainment executive Laurie David offered this pre-holiday piece of encouragement: "Thanksgiving Conversation Starter: Is It Time to Ban Soda Ads on Prime Time Television?" At the same time that the broadcast networks are allowing -- even advocating -- the removal of all limitations on nudity or profanity on TV, at any hour of the day, David is most upset about those old polar bear ads for Coca-Cola: "Knowing what I...
  • The Secrets of Soros, Obama, Occupiers and the MSM (Part 3)

    11/29/2011 4:48:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    In Part 1, I discussed how the mainstream media, billionaire progressives such as George Soros, the White House and even the Occupy movement are in cahoots with one another. In Part 2, I discussed the MSM's maneuvering to coronate their choice for the GOP presidential nomination, Soros' covert investments in the 2012 presidential election, and Agenda 21's relation to progressivism and the Occupy movement. Today I will address not only exactly what the goal and meaning of progressives' "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" are but also what I believe we can do to stop that onslaught from overturning...
  • Give Thanks for American Exceptionalism

    11/28/2011 5:30:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | Star Parker
    The Pew Research Center has provided some timely food for thought as we enter our traditional holiday season. According to a new report comparing attitudes in Europe and America, only 49 percent of Americans now feel that American culture is superior to others. This is down from 60 percent in 2002. For those that may find this troubling, there is more reason for concern in that only 37 percent of young Americans, ages 18- 29, say American culture is superior. What the study does not examine is what we mean by culture. I happened to hear a discussion on one...
  • From a Global Perspective, the 99 Percent Are Actually the 1 Percent

    11/27/2011 4:48:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2011 | Doug Giles
    As I watch the various college-aged Occupiers in their True Religion jeans talk about how bad they’ve got it while they tweet on their Macs during a catered lunch consisting of salmon filets with dill sauce as a Rasta Columbia grad student strums gently on his Washburn 118SW, I keep thinking, “You charmed babies don’t have it that bad.” Matter of fact, from an earth angle, you are truly the fortunate ones and have hit the lifestyle lotto. Trust me, there are stacks of people from developing countries who would love to have what you ingrates whine about. Just ask...
  • The Declaration of Independence Defines Our Principles

    11/21/2011 4:26:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2011 | Star Parker
    It is encouraging news that the Supreme Court has decided to consider the constitutionality of key provisions of Obamacare. By the end of next summer we’ll know if the federal government can force individuals to buy health insurance and if they can force states to comply with a newly expanded Medicaid program. Professor Walter Russell Mead blogs that in the debates to ratify the Constitution, it was considered a weakness “that important laws could be passed and would operate for some time before people knew whether they were legal…” He points out that there are more clever ways that forced...
  • Miracle at Mile High

    11/19/2011 2:39:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2011 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    I think we witnessed a miracle last night. I'm not talking about Tim Tebow's incredible 95-yard game-winning drive. I'm talking about the fact that Tebow got at least two NFL Network football analysts and stellar former players—Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin—discussing God on a post-game football show. Overall, the analysts were flabbergasted by what they saw in Tebow's performance.  They couldn't explain it. But they could sense something was different. I've watched football religiously growing up. I've never seen a cluster of NFL analysts, most of them former players and coaches, so star-struck as when Tebow came on set last...