Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $83,323
94%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $4.7k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: opinion

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • India and China step back from the brink of war — but can it last?

    09/09/2017 7:27:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 9/7/17 | Barkha Dutt
    How did India and China, nuclear-armed nations collectively home to 36 percent of the world’s people, go from conflict to camaraderie in less than a week? At the end of August, two months into the worst border standoff between the two countries in decades, there were whispers of war. But this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping joined Russia, South Africa and Brazil in declaring war on Pakistan-based terror groups. What just happened? Can it last? And should we trust it? For the moment, it appears Beijing’s aspirations to be a global leader in a...
  • Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the right (and courageous) thing to do

    08/27/2017 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | August 26,2017 | James J. Fotis
    President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he courageously granted a pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Despite knowing he would face criticism, the president did what was right. Arpaio was convicted by a federal judge in July of criminal contempt after being charged with violating a court order that attempted to prevent suspected illegal immigrants from being targeted by the sheriff’s traffic patrols. The sheriff acknowledged continuing the patrols, but said that targeting was not the focus. Arpaio’s conviction arose out of a lawsuit wrongfully accusing...
  • Reducing juvenile arrests won't by itself end racial disparities: Opinion

    08/27/2017 12:53:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/27/17 | Jarvis DeBerry
    The Louisiana Center for Children's Rights has a graph on its website that shows that in 2013, 96 percent of the juveniles who were arrested in Orleans Parish were black. If you think that's outrageous, then you should look at the statistic from 2014 when 97 percent of the juvenile arrests in Orleans Parish were of black children. But, wait, there's more. In 2015, the last year that's on the LCCR's graph, 99 percent of the juveniles arrested in Orleans Parish were black. Those statistics bring to mind a point that author Michelle Alexander makes in "The New Jim Crow,"...
  • French Quarter robbers were helped by good people before attacking good people: Opinion

    06/28/2017 4:05:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | 6/28/17 | JARVIS DEBERRY,
    Sunday morning, during the part of my church service where members of the congregation ask for prayers for others, a member stood and asked that we pray for two members of the Unitarian Universalist Association who'd been badly hurt in the French Quarter the night before. You may have seen the surveillance video of the two men - Tim Byrne and James Curran - walking on Bienville Street and being attacked from behind by four suspects and then robbed. Byrne was knocked unconscious with a blow to the head and was reported as having a critically serious brain injury.The UUA,...
  • CNN SPINS – Stands by Producer Busted “Diversity of Personal Opinion” Makes CNN Strong

    06/27/2017 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 06/27/17 | Jim Hoft
    Very Fake News CNN is in spin mode as they scramble to do some damage control after Project Veritas dropped undercover bombshell video of a CNN producer saying the Russia story is ‘bullsh*t’ and they continue to push the false narrative for ratings. Very fake news’ Brian Stelter of ‘Reliable Sources’ tweeted CNN’s PR statement noting that the staffer in the undercover video isn’t involved in Russia or Trump coverage. Interesting spin by CNN as they only talk about the producer, Bonifield and ignore that he brought up the CEO of CNN, Jeff Zucker demanding that his news channel get...
  • Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

    06/27/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27th June 2017 | BBC News
    Donald Trump's presidency has had a "major impact on how the world sees the United States", a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries this year. It concluded that the US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe". The survey shows only two of the 37 countries have a better opinion of Mr Trump than they had of his predecessor Barack Obama: Israel and Russia. But the report indicates many feel their country's relationship with the US will not change over the coming years. The...
  • Old Time Here - Concerned for Lack of Real Difference of Opinion

    04/23/2017 7:02:11 AM PDT · by texaszman · 88 replies
    Feedback from Old Time User
  • What if it is the democrats who are colluding with the Russians to overthrow Trump?

    03/05/2017 3:04:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-05-17 | DrJohn
    An awful lot is being made of two brief contacts Jeff Sessions had with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. There are all sorts of calls for special prosecutors- you know, the kind never seen over the last eight years despite Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting scandal and years of lying about healthcare. The manic pursuit by the left is taking on a McCarthyesque appearance. But what if it is the obama regime and the democrats who are colluding with the Russians to take down Donald Trump? Let’s have a look at events. obama has set up...
  • Warming up: 51% of voters now view Donald Trump favorably, Rasmussen poll says

    12/27/2016 10:34:47 PM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    Multiple national polls revealed this week that American optimism and good feeling is on a marked upswing as the nation heads for 2017. Now voters appear to be warming to President-elect Donald Trump as well.A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday finds that 51 percent of likely U.S. voters have a favorable opinion of Mr. Trump — a number which includes 29 percent who view him “very” favorably. The landmark finding follows weeks of rising poll numbers for the incoming president. His favorability numbers among all voters have increased on average from the low-30 percentage point range to the...
  • Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are 'Normalizing Hate Speech'

    11/20/2016 3:01:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    The news Sunday afternoon that Steve Bannon had been named chief strategist in President-elect Donald Trump's White House sparked renewed interest in a topic NPR covered this summer, the rise of the white nationalist movement, also referred to euphemistically as the "alt-right." Bannon is the former CEO of Breitbart News, an online news site that he previously called "the platform for the alt-right." Happily, from my point of view, the language NPR used to describe Bannon and the movement evolved quickly away from just "alt-right." As standards editor Mark Memmott wrote Monday in an internal memo, "additional words are needed...
  • What do Americans fear?

    10/13/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/11/2016 | Chapman Univers
    Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties. The 2016 survey shows that the top 10 things Americans fear the most are: 1) Corruption of government officials (same top fear as 2015) 2) Terrorist attacks 3) Not having enough money for the future 4) Being a victim of terror 5) Government restrictions...
  • Journey: How a Black Male Became a Trump Supporter

    08/22/2016 11:45:54 PM PDT · by milowrites · 38 replies
    Personal site ^ | 20 August 2016 | Milo Ricks Carter
    I would like to preface this article with a statement that should be obvious: I am no expert in government affairs or foreign relations nor I did not spend hundreds of thousands of dollars earning a degree in political science so that I could discuss such matters. I’m simply a man; a man with certain unique life experiences that have offered me varying perspectives of a few things. I am an Iraq war veteran – though my job was working in a prison, so it was nothing of great danger- and I’m also formerly homeless. Both of these are experiences...
  • Trump Campaign Strategy Survey

    08/08/2016 2:20:39 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 10 replies
    Trump/Pence Campaign 2016 ^ | 08/08/2016 | Trump/Pence
    In JUST three months, you get to vote for the next president of the United States. But in order to make sure Trump wins, we need YOUR immediate input on his critical general election strategy moving forward. Take the Trump Campaign Strategy Survey now. >> Without you, this campaign would be NOTHING. Our landslide victories, our momentum, and our massive rallies are all thanks to supporters like you who were ready to Make America Great Again! But now we face the fight of our lifetime. We The People are going up against Hillary Clinton’s monstrous machine of elites, lobbyists, and...
  • If Melania Trump 'Plagiarized' Michelle Obama 2008 Speech, Then Michelle Obama Plagiarized Hers Too

    07/19/2016 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Pollard · 96 replies
    Ecclesiastes 1:9: "There is nothing new under the sun." Well, that goes for the content of most political speeches, too. By now you may have seen the day's leading headline -- the one that posits Melania Trump's speech Monday evening at the Republican National Convention was "plagiarized" from a speech made in August 2008 by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention. To begin, some of the most bias headlines lead one to believe that Mrs. Trump plagiarized her entire speech. This is false. The truth, rather, is that two portions of Mrs. Trump's speech are being called into question...
  • Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why

    07/04/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 8 March 2016 04.12 GMT | Thomas Frank
    Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe...
  • Sanders has 'no opinion' on 1967 borders

    04/10/2016 11:15:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel HaYom ^ | 4/10/16 | Yoni Hersch, Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff and Reuters
    Only days after falsely claiming that Israel killed more than 10,000 innocent Palestinians during Operation Protective Edge, Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders found himself on Friday again facing questions about his knowledge, or lack thereof, of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an MSNBC interview on Friday, Sanders was asked whether he had an opinion on whether Israel should withdraw to the 1967 borders. "Not at this point," Sanders replied. In the same MSNBC interview, Sanders said, "What I believe, first of all, is there are good people on both sides and there are political opportunists on both sides....
  • Pennsylvania Tosses Out Case Challenging Cruz’s Eligibility

    04/02/2016 1:29:07 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 105 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | April 2, 2016 | John S Roberts
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won a case in Pennsylvania’s highest court that had challenged his eligibility to appear on the state’s GOP primary ballot and serve as president. The state Supreme Court order Thursday upheld a lower-court judge’s decision to dismiss the case. A Pittsburgh resident and registered Republican voter, Carmon Elliott, had argued that Cruz isn’t eligible to run for president or to appear on Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary ballot because he was born in Canada.
  • Another Reason to vote against Kasich: Arnold Schwarzenegger Just endorsed him

    03/07/2016 5:42:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    3/7/16 | sff
    When the first debate happened in Cleveland, Kasich lost my vote by throwing in against Christian bakers and photographers. And now I see Arnold the failed Kalifornia governor has endorsed him. Bye John.
  • Can I post my own letter to the editor if it was published in a Gannett paper?

    03/04/2016 7:55:43 AM PST · by JimRed · 19 replies
    self | March 4, 2016 | self
    Admin Moderator- My local Gannett newsrag published my opinion letter a couple of days ago. Does that mean I have to link them rather than posting my own letter from my database?
  • Trump’s dishonest attempt to hide behind Justice Alito on abortion

    02/27/2016 6:00:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 86 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2-26-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, in response to a question from Hugh Hewitt as to whether he would make a deal with liberals on religious liberty, Donald Trump decided to defend the judicial record of his sister, federal appeals court judge Maryanne Trump Barry, on abortion. In doing so, Trump displayed his characteristic ignorance and dishonesty. Here was the exchange: TRUMP: Now, Ted’s been very critical — I have a sister who’s a brilliant . . . HEWITT: Mr. Cruz, will you make a deal about religious liberty? TRUMP: . . . excuse me. She’s a brilliant judge. He’s been criticizing — he’s...