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  • Holy Cow! Houston New Black Panther Head Quannel X Supports Trump!

    08/25/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 45 replies
    Fox 26 Face-Off KRIV Houston ^ | August 24, 2016 | Quannel X and Matt Patrick
    This is the weekly point-counterpoint show on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV 26 between Community activist Quanell X and AM 740 KTRH NewsRadio show host Matt Patrick. Quannel X discusses Donald Trump's Minneapolis speech. I was absolutely floored when I watched this last night. I think this video has the potential to dramatically shift the narrative of Trump support in the African-American community. Pay special attention to Quannel X's silence at the end when Matt Patrick sums things up. Youtube Recording of Fox 26 KRIV Faceoff -PJ
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 141 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • The $6 trillion opportunity in the Internet of Things

    02/24/2016 9:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/24/2016 | Andrew Meola
    Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've likely heard the term Internet of Things, or IoT, at some point. But what does it mean? In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data. That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that lets you share your exercise progress with friends? You get the idea. The IoT is set to...
  • How Ted Cruz Could Deliver the Coup de Grace to Donald Trump

    02/07/2016 1:49:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 7, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity. Promises of prosperity have all but faded into the background... except by Donald Trump. In the last debate in which he participated Donald Trump hit the voters' target bull's eye in stating "I want to use that same up here, whatever it may be, to make America rich again." None of the other candidates came close to featuring The Message we voters wish to hear. Prosperity. If the other candidates - most notably #2 Ted Cruz - wished to gain the voters' hearts, or at least...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • Want to Be an Astronaut? NASA's Looking

    11/04/2015 10:35:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 11/4/15 | IRENE KLOTZ
    It’s been four years since NASA put out a recruitment call for more astronauts, but on Wednesday the U.S. space agency said it would be hiring again soon. A two-month application period opens Dec. 14. The agency hired just eight astronaut candidates during its last recruitment. Applicants who didn’t make the cut were in good company – nearly 6,400 people applied for the job. NASA currently has 47 astronauts available for flight assignments – less than one-third the size of the corps in 1999 at the peak of the shuttle program. Typically, crews of six or seven flew on the...
  • Technology Can Bring Money To Inner Cities

    10/13/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    As technology changes, so does the job market. Two centuries ago, most low skilled workers would have found work as farmhands, while a century ago they would have been employed in a factory. Today they are most likely to work in the service industry, whether in retail, food service, janitorial services or as personal care aides in a nursing home or hospital. As I have written before, these jobs are often important stepping stones to better ones, even if they do not offer a direct path to advancement. Low skilled jobs still teach workers how to follow instructions and become...
  • The Wayseer Manifesto...

    10/10/2015 12:35:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 2 replies
    Wayseer Manifesto Website ^ | Garret John Loporto
    As Monty Python said "and now for something completely different" This website I hope to open minds up to a larger vision of who they are and can be and as I did recognize my difference with an Accepting society. I celebrate it and so should you, hope this peaks your interest and helps you... I have his book and it is awesome, not a fan or groupie this is only a single data point to me... God Bless
  • Marine Asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Corps Ball: Watch Now!

    08/29/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 80 replies
    eonline ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | JULIA HAYS
    Jarrod Haschert, a member of the United States Marine Corps, has shared a Facebook video asking the 28-year-old UFC bantamweight champion to be his date to a USMC Ball in December. In the video, which has racked up over 3.7M views so far, the soldier, who is stationed in North Carolina, says Rousey is his "celebrity crush."
  • Academics and media tell minorities: You’ll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well here’s what doesn’t: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, it’s probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But that’s exactly what we do.
  • Four weeks to stop Ebola

    10/02/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/14 | Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
    World Health Organisation said this week the death toll has surpassed 3,000 They warn number of cases are 'doubling roughly every three weeks' The International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs, will warn we have a 'window of opportunity' to halt the 'exponential rise' in cases
  • Do Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

    09/24/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests"? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies. Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities...
  • Okay, Bloomberg is a big fat socialist RINO. What is Bloomberg Media?

    09/22/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 25 replies
    Sept 22, 2014 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, the HiTech RedNeck is looking for a job... AGAIN. This job hopping is getting old, but the boss of the group, at a major freight railroad, for which I'm a contractor has an integrity problem, to put it delicately. For some reason, I don't get along very well with liars and phonies. Well, I refreshed my resumes on Dice and Monster this past weekend and crossed my fingers. Well this morning what do I behold, but someone wants to know if I am interested in working for a company that turns out to be BLOOMBERG MEDIA. They are quoting...
  • US Border Patrol Restricts Media Access at Mexican Border

    06/23/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 24 replies
    Breitbart via Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    The Obama Administration apparently doesn’t approve of Freedom of the Press. Historically, U.S. journalists have reported all over the world during wars and conflict. Our brave journalists were at the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq reporting but according to federal agents the border is not safe enough to report from. Journalists are being told to leave the Anzalduas International Bridge which connects the city of Mission, Texas, with Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This area has always been open to media to report on illegal crossings from Central America.
  • Two Texas Cities Lead the US in Income Growth

    05/01/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Fresh government statistics reveal that two west Texas cities, Odessa and Midland, are leading the nation in income growth. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found between 2008 and 2012, while many cities saw significant decreases in personal income--Odessa and Midland led the nation with increases of 10.2 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. According to the data, traditional leading markets like Los Angeles see roughly 10 percent of the population often unable to find a job. Odessa and Midland have the opposite problem. "We have issues filling our jobs," Sara Higgins, a spokeswoman with the City of Midland, told Breitbart...
  • Having a Venerable Name Can Be a Key to Upward Mobility

    03/21/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America used to be a land with great upward social mobility, but isn't anymore. America never was a land with great upward social mobility. Which do you believe? Keep in mind that your answer will have significant implications for public policy. Most politicians, of both right and left, favor the first statement. Conservatives say big government is stifling people's chances to move upward. Barack Obama says growing inequality of wealth is holding people down. But Gregory Clark, British-born economist at the University of California, Davis, says they're both wrong. The second statement is correct, he argues in his new book...
  • Bitcoin refuses to flip: Virtual currency stays strong despite bankruptcies, gyrating rates

    03/09/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Errant · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 March 2014 | Craig Timberg
    Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles. Here was a year when thefts spread, exchanges collapsed, rates gyrated like a teenager’s moods. And yet the buying of bitcoins showed no signs of abating. The past week was particularly extreme. The apparent suicide of an American business executive in Singapore was investigated for possible ties to her Bitcoin investments. A California man fingered as the currency’s mysterious inventor reacted to his sudden fame by asking that journalists buy him lunch. After finishing his meal at a sushi restaurant, he went on to deny any...
  • Downworthy A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean (SOTU?)

    01/27/2014 12:59:12 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    http://downworthy.snipe.net/ ^ | 1/27/2014 | snipe at snipe.net
    Because Enough is Enough Already. We've all seen them - the clickbait headlines that websites like Buzzfeed, ViralNova and UpWorthy use to drive traffic, especially through social networks. Even Huffington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of endless recycled listicles and bombastic titles. Downworthy replaces hyperbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example: "Literally" becomes "Figuratively" "Will Blow Your Mind" becomes "Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment" "One Weird Trick" becomes "One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit" "Go Viral" becomes "Be Overused So Much That You'll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release...
  • Opportunity Rover Starts 2nd Decade by Spectacular Mountain Summit and Mineral Goldmine

    01/21/2014 2:48:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Universe Today ^ | January 19, 2014 | Staff
    NASA’s long-lived Opportunity Mars rover has accomplished what absolutely no one expected. Opportunity is about to embark on her 2nd decade exploring the Red Planet since her nail biting touchdown in 2004. And to top that off she is marking that miraculous milestone at a spectacular outlook by the summit of the first mountain she has ever scaled! See our Solander Point summit mosaic showing the robots current panoramic view – in essence this is what her eyes see today; above and below. And that mountaintop is riven with outcrops of minerals that likely formed in flowing liquid neutral water...
  • NASA Scientists Perplexed by Mysterious Mars Rock Unlike Anything They've Ever Seen Before [UPDATE]

    01/19/2014 4:05:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    clevelandleader.com ^ | January 19, 2014 - 6:25pm | Julie Kent on
    Lead Mars Exploration rover scientist Steve Squyres describes the rock as looking like a large jelly donut, explaining: ““It looks white around the edge in the middle and there’s a low spot in the center that’s dark red – it looks like a jelly doughnut.” ” The instruments on NASA's Opportunity rover that are analyzing the rock are sending back to Earth data that is as mysterious as the jelly donut-like rock itself. Squyres says: “It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It’s very high in sulphur, it’s very high in magnesium, its got twice as much manganese as we’ve...
  • What's that? New rock in Mars rover photos baffles scientists, fans

    01/16/2014 6:44:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    chron.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Carol Christian |
    Practically overnight, an unexplained piece of rock has shown up on photos from NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, according to the digital Russian TV network RT (Russia Today). The rover hasn't moved in over a month, as it waits for better weather, but a photo taken on Sol 3540 (Jan. 8, or the 3,540th Martian solar day since the Opportunity rover landed) shows a rock that wasn't visible in previous photos taken on Sol 3536. ... Staffers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California who maintain the rover camera (pancam) database for NASA have named the rock Pinnacle Island.
  • We're all rich in America

    01/12/2014 5:42:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 12, 2014 | Ben Kinchlow
    He looked up at his mother and said, “Mom, here in America we are all rich.” He shook his head, looked down at the table and said, “I can’t believe people actually live like that today.” The young man, 22 years old, was having his first conversation with his mother after having just returned from a trip to a South American country where he spent just more than two weeks. He showed his mother some pictures taken with his iPhone; they were of “homes” that he could see from the window of the home of the professional baseball player where...
  • Thumbs up to Generation Opportunity and Evan Feinberg!

    12/13/2013 6:57:01 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 2 replies
    12-13-13 | johnwk
    SEE: Are young Americans paying attention to Obamacare ads?Jennifer Smola,USA TODAY November 20, 2013"On the other side of the issue is the Opt Out campaign, a product of the non-profit organization Generation Opportunity.”Opt Out has employed Web videos and events on college campuses — like the University of Miami — featuring "Creepy Uncle Sam,"who is the visual tool the campaign is using to demonstrate the"creepy" and "intrusive" nature of Obamacare, Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg says."Uncle Sam is a symbol of patriotism," Feinbergsays. "Creepy Uncle Sam is what happens when the government oversteps itsbounds."”And why shouldn’t Generation Opportunity not promote...
  • Liberalism – Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    11/29/2013 12:26:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Blacksphere with Kevin Jackson ^ | 11/29/13 | Scot Muncher
    In the eyes of some, the great hope for mankind has always been a sort of communal society. The thought behind this idea is that everyone could work towards a common end and share the fruits of their labor. As a matter of fact, Liberalism and social progressives teach this today. So, “in order to form a more perfect Union”, at all costs they foist their communal ideals upon society. In a perfect world, this type of social order would be heavenly. Unfortunately, we don’t live in paradise. That being the case, there are two things that war against this...
  • Ken Cuccinelli’s Window of Opportunity

    09/19/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 19 September 2013 | Ben Domenech
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has for much of the past few months been battling against a media narrative which frames him as some kind of Old Dominion Todd Akin – an extreme social conservative candidate who has split his party, dividing the moderate and conservative wings, and creating wedges vulnerable for exploitation by a centrist, pro-business Democrat. This narrative was sustained through most of August, fueled in part by the dramatically higher ad expenditures of Cuccinelli’s well-funded opponent, lifelong Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Except this narrative has crumbled in recent weeks, at the same time that Cuccinelli has cut...
  • Depardieu's puzzling love for Russia [went from 75% tax rate to 13%]

    09/15/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/8/13 | Matthew Fraser
    When Gérard Depardieu triggered a fiscal feud with the French government a few weeks ago, the media had fun recasting him in his movie role as the comic book character Obélix, a fat and superhumanly strong Gaulois who stands up to the Romans. Now that the French movie star has abandoned the land of the Gauls to become a Russian citizen, his recent film role as the mad monk Rasputin is being evoked to put a cinematic image on a bizarre real-life drama that has become an affair of state. ...Depardieu's love for Russia cannot be indifferent to the country's...
  • News: Valerie Harper's Terminal Brain Cancer Close to Remission

    08/30/2013 3:53:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/28/13
    There may be some good news on the horizon for Valerie Harper. Harper's doctor revealed on Today that the actress' brain cancer may be close to remission. In January, Harper was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.
  • Kennel owner takes gamble on dog business

    07/18/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Glendale Now ^ | 7-18-13 | Michael Meidenbaur
    Dog Tired Dogs cage-free setting offers owner new beginning Glendale — Downsized and downtrodden, Susan Taylor was in life's doghouse. Decades ago, she had been in the prosperous business of supplying ingredients to Milwaukee's brewers. As that business began to taper off in the 80s and 90s, Taylor was one of many shown the door when her employer was snapped up by a larger company. Suddenly outside an industry for which she had cultivated a particular skill set, Taylor went on a 15-year "journey to find out what to do with my life" — a long and difficult journey that...
  • With Its Roots in the Nuclear Family, the Nation Evolves Into America 3.0

    07/05/2013 1:26:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The Fourth of July is always an occasion to think about what the United States of America has been, is and will be. A good way to reflect on that is to pick up a copy of "America 3.0" by James Bennett and Michael Lotus and ponder its lessons. As the title suggests, Bennett and Lotus see the nation as having evolved from an agricultural America 1.0 to an industrial America 2.0 and struggling now to evolve again into an information age America 3.0. That's a familiar framework. Where they differ from other analyses is that they see the roots...
  • Killing the Dreams Soldiers Died to Preserve

    06/03/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    On Memorial Day, tears were shed as programs across the country honored and prayed for those men and women who sacrificed their dreams in order that we might live out our own. Some Americans who had lost a son or daughter, a spouse, or a parent never got to see their loved one reach their full potential. Those soldiers who died left their dreams in their graves. Their loss is made even worse by an administration that is doing all it can to kill the dreams of Americans they fought to preserve. President Obama's plan for creating jobs takes more...
  • Opportunity for All

    02/16/2013 12:16:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Ed Feulner
    Is America in decline? An honest review of the state of the union would show spiraling budget deficits, uncontrolled growth in government spending, and persistently high unemployment levels. The impression of a once-great nation in eclipse is all too plain. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s not that these problems aren’t real, or don’t pose serious challenges. They do. But those who insist that our best days are behind us don’t have history on their side. Though all kinds of setbacks, from civil wars to great depressions, the United States has always waged a valiant struggle and...
  • 60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

    01/31/2013 4:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable. The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama (at his request, no less) and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell far short of that high standard. It was the kind of softball toss you might have expected if Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters had conducted the interview. The president said of Clinton, "...a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work." Kroft...
  • Obama’s Wasted Opportunity

    01/29/2013 6:13:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tim Phillips
    For generations, presidents have used their inaugural address to unite the nation in aspiring to new heights of achievement. But earlier this week President Obama chose to deliver a harshly ideological, aggressively partisan speech more appropriate for the campaign trail than the solemn occasion of our nation's 57th inaugural address. Rather than bring all Americans together with a celebration of common ground, his address read like a liberal laundry list with global warming at the top. Although President Obama was sworn in with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, he did not echo the tone of unity for which Lincoln...
  • Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

    01/27/2013 3:47:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law. American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans don’t even see. With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them – and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans. A striking reminder of this emerged last week, when it was reported that Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was contemplating some sort of “ban” on...
  • 185 Economists to Congress: "Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage"

    12/13/2012 7:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Note:  The following letter is co-signed by 185 of the nation's economists including Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Provost Professor of Finance, University of Colorado, and Contributing Editor to A Line of Sight.  http://sanjaibhagat.com  Further information is available from the National Taxpayers Union, click here.  An Open Letter to Congress: December 11, 2012Dear Members of Congress:As the nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff," we, the undersigned economists, urge Congress to carefully consider the relative merits of tax increases and spending restraint. Increasing taxes would likely slow or reverse our nation's fragile economic recovery and undermine long-term growth. Restraining the growth of expenditures,...
  • Democrats urge delay for ‘job-killing’ Obamacare tax

    12/13/2012 9:58:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | Byron York
    Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed.  Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs — in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field. The senators, who made the request in a letter(PDF) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are Franken, Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray, John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • For Economic Growth: Full Steam Ahead!

    11/27/2012 7:14:21 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 27, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the 1760s, the British fought a world war, partially to defend her American colonies from French encroachment. When they tried to unfairly raise taxes to pay for that war, American colonists objected, so the British solved the problem in a way that suited the times: They merely mandated that virtually all American commerce must move through London. Everything had to be exported to London and imported from London… so that the king would be sure to get his cut. The colonists objected, and started a war of independence over it, because the king had them chained; this coastal nation...
  • News 4's Joe Hart interviews Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan (Video)

    09/19/2012 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo
    KRNV Radio ^ | 9/18/2012 | KRNV
    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- News 4's Joe Hart holds an exclusive interview with Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, discussing Mitt Romney's recently leaked comments recorded at a private fundraiser, and what Ryan thinks Romney meant by those comments.
  • Romney's Opportunity

    08/28/2012 4:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles." One of the chief complaints from voters about politicians is that they too often package themselves disingenuously to get elected, only to reveal their real agenda after they've won. That is what President Obama did in the 2008 campaign when he styled himself as a unifier who wanted to bridge the partisan divide by saying, "...we are not a...
  • What one question would you ask Mitt Romney if given the chance (vanity)?

    07/16/2012 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 72 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 16 July 2012 | Joe Napsha
    So here's the deal. My wife and I have been long time volunteers at the local GOP hq. and were offered a couple of tickets for a Romney campaign appearance in our county tomorrow. The details are at the link.I was not going to miss work, but my wife wanted to go in the worst way and then I found out this is going to be a fairly small gathering, 200 people or so.While not guaranteed, of course, there is at least a decent chance we will have the opportunity to ask him at least one question or give out...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (£38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • Romney & American Conservatism

    05/31/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 48 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | May 31, 2012 | William Flax
    History is replete with examples: Politicians tend to follow popular trends, rather than lead. To the extent that segments of the public can be pushed in our direction, we increase constructive pressure on all candidates, who are not compulsion driven ideologues, to be more conservative. The Reagan era is a case in point; the reverse was true in the leftward shift of many formerly conservative Democrats in the early "New Deal." This does not imply lack of personal involvement. Our obvious interest has led to careful consideration of the merits, deficiencies & reasonable possibilities related to each candidate. While Governor...
  • North Dakota Journal Part III (Great Article on How Conservatism leads to Opportunity)

    04/17/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 April 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    They look you in the eye out here. It’s almost disconcerting. I’m not used to that firm-handshake, look-you-in-the-eye stuff. I feel like it’s 1952 or something (and I mean that in the most positive way). On the street signs of Tioga (such as they are), there are so many Norwegian names, you might think you were in Lillehammer. In my NR piece, I mention Kathy Neset, who is a very successful oil consultant here in the Bakken — almost a guru, I would say. She’s not from out here. She’s from New Jersey. As she was leaving, in the late...
  • Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics

    02/08/2012 10:09:49 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The current headlines that describe the Obama administration’s full frontal assault against our Judeo-Christian values and specifically, the Catholic church in America through mandatory birth control policies, reveal a much larger and more disturbing agenda that is being missed or deliberately omitted by the corporate media. Investigation into what has been taking place behind the scenes exposes alarming facts that will affect everyone in America, regardless of their faith.
  • Romney: Welfare State So Successful We Don’t Have to Worry About Poor

    02/01/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 73 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson
    So, we shouldn’t worry about the poor because we have a welfare state that keeps them on a crutch (or “a float”). I understand that his focus is on the middle class and that he believes these were the people hurt the most by the financial situation in America, but is the underlying philosophy here to just “fix holes” in the “safety net” or should we be trying to fix the entitlement mentality that helped pull us into this debt? This should be red meat for Newt who worked to reform welfare. Some are defending this as being taken out...
  • Is Obama Creating A Nation Of Dependents?

    01/26/2012 5:32:18 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/26/2012 | John Merline
    Is Obama turning the country into a welfare society and away from one focused on opportunity? While it's true that the country has been headed in this direction for many years — with the explosion in entitlements since the 1960s and the aging of the population — Obama has, in fact, greatly accelerated the trend. Examples:
  • Michelle Obama and key White House staff mentor high school girls

    01/23/2012 4:18:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-23-12 | Bill Hutchinson
    First Lady Michelle Obama is blowing the lid off her “personal” hush-hush White House mission to demystify the halls of power for young women. Shielded from the public eye until now is a program she started to solicit the most brilliant female minds in the White House to mentor high school girls. “It’s very personal,” Obama says in a cover story in the February issue of More magazine. “I mean, growing up the way that I did — kid from the South Side (of Chicago), going to public schools — the more my career developed, I realized how much I...
  • House Women: Gingrich Elevated Female Members

    01/22/2012 10:27:05 PM PST · by Tigen · 11 replies
    USnews.com ^ | 1-19-12 | Paul Bedard
    "Newt Gingrich was very, very, very welcoming to all of us who were women. I mean he really just pushed us out front," said North Carolina Rep. Sue Myrick. "He was the one who said immediately, 'We're going to put women in the chair. We're going to put women on committees.' He said, 'You would be a good appropriator.' He did do that," added Rep. Kay Granger of Texas. They and other House members recently talked about Gingrich's promotion of women Republican members at a seminar hosted by the moderate Republican Ripon Society. The September session was focused on broadening...
  • America: No longer the land of opportunity

    01/04/2012 4:25:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2012 | Harold Meyerson
    “Over the past three years, Barack Obama has been replacing our merit-based society with an Entitlement Society,” Mitt Romney wrote in USA Today last month. The coming election, Romney told Wall Street Journal editors last month, will be “a very simple choice” between Obama’s “European social democratic” vision and “a merit-based opportunity society — an American-style society — where people earn their rewards based on their education, their work, their willingness to take risks and their dreams.” Romney’s assertions are the centerpiece of his, and his party’s, critique not just of Obama but of American liberalism generally. But they fail...