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  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Patriotism, si. Nationalism, no.

    10/08/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A well-informed scholar recently made an important distinction between patriotism and nationalism. Nationalism is an ideology that implies that there should be no political differences between inhabitants of a nation, Dr. Steven Grosby of Clemson University said last weekend at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Indianapolis. The founding fathers had different views and visions, he reminded the audience. To be patriotic is not to be equated with an intolerant nationalism, he argued. An individuals patriotism does not preclude other attachments, to ones religion, for example. Nationalism seeks to suppress these. Perhaps this is why liberals love the...
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administrations decision to cancel America Pride Day.
  • Roy P. Benavidez remembered! A GREAT Mexican-American

    08/05/2015 9:03:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5 August 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This man must be remembered for what he said and for what he stood for. Suprisingly, the liberal left seems to have forgotten this man already. Roy P. Benavidez. Donald Trump might very well show honor to the productive Hispanic citizens living here by resurrecting his memory. Go here to read: Click here.Go here to see and listen: Click here.Go here for previous FR story: Click here.
  • The Millennial Generation's Problem with Patriotism

    07/27/2015 6:17:41 PM PDT · by giant sable · 7 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 27, 2015 | Will DuVal
    Drunkenly waving the American flag at a frat party is not a real demonstration of love for country.
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. If...
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 127 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • The Voice of Free America

    07/04/2015 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill
    Youtube ^ | October 11, 1951 | Jimmie Osborne
    THE VOICE OF FREE AMERICA Like the voice of free America, I am pleading now with you, Lets all shout the word of freedom Throughout Europe and Asia, too. There is no place like our nation, It is led by Gods own hand. Lets defeat the oppressor And bring peace to every land. Oh, the voice of free America It beams throughout the world, Tells the honest way of life To man and woman, boy and girl. Lets thank God for all our freedoms. Hes been good to you and me. Lets unite the willing nations And keep the whole...
  • Smaller Majority "Extremely Proud" to Be an American

    07/03/2015 8:39:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 2, 2015 | Art Swift
    As Independence Day approaches, most in the U.S. say they are proud to be an American, including a slight majority, 54%, who are "extremely proud." The percentage saying they are "extremely proud" is slightly lower than in recent years and down from peaks at and around 70% between 2002 and 2004, after 9/11.
  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 5:57:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag. Give us your reaction. See video at:
  • Furl That Banner

    06/26/2015 1:21:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The colorful banner that waves above South Carolina's state Capitol -- who knows for how much longer? -- represents the many virtues and values of this our South, only beginning with valor and pride. At times the old emblem is even used as a symbol of our music or cuisine or the hospitality that used to be a byword (Southern Hospitality) however much it's been commercialized. Just as Southern Gentleman is no longer one word but a vanishing breed. But how could this banner, the proud Confederate battle flag, ever be something to be ashamed of? For it was carried...
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...

    06/24/2015 1:56:39 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    Amherst town meeting ^ | 09/10/2001 | RaceBannon
    This town hall meeting took place Sep 10, 2001 in Amherst Mass 12 hours before the first plane struck the towers in New York City, before the Pentagon was hit, and before Flight 93 was taken down in a suicide dive by the terrorists who were being overrun by brave Americans. This video is significant because of the statements made at the 40 minute to 50 minute mark and again at the 1 hour 10 minute mark which were in response to comments made at the 45 minute mark. Keep in mind this was made 12 hours before the World...
  • Phoenix protests Islamism

    06/01/2015 11:43:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark S. Hanna
    We will pay you back today the event wont finish without kuffar (infidel) blood. We promise So read an ISIS Twitter threat against the organizers and protesters of the Muhammad cartoon drawing and free speech rally May 29 in Phoenix (which, in a twist of irony, is hosting COMICON the same weekend an event that attracts 80,000 cartoon-loving comic book artists and readers). But in spite of the jihadists effort to intimidate, the anti-Islamist gathering went forward successfully, dealing a huge public relations blow to the big turban, no camels ISIS devotee while at the same time...
  • Photos: Officer Kerrie Orozco visitation, vigil, funeral

    05/27/2015 11:05:03 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 05/27/2015 | Omaha World Herald (Various)
    At the link is a very cool slide show of pictures from the funeral of Officer Kerrie Orozco from yesterday.
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars too (extreme barf alert)

    05/26/2015 8:07:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veteran's Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veteran's Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. [Snip] War resistors can be heroes American history is littered with...
  • MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE: Ballad of the Bloody Shoes

    05/25/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 1 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 25, 2015 | R.G. Yoho
    As I sat all alone in the courthouse square, an old man named Sam approached me there. His once-dark locks were now all gray. His eyes were bright, sharp, and clear. They pierced your soul, your heart, your mind, and showed not a trace of fear. He looked tired and weary, aged past his years. His lips held a smile, but his hand wiped a tear
  • Unquestionable courage & sacrifice

    05/24/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ARLINGTON, Va. The perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones, majestically holding formation along this national cemetery's pastoral hills, reminds you that our soldiers are sentinels guarding our republic, even in death. On a sunny spring day, a lone figure held a tiny flag blowing vigorously in the wind as he knelt before a headstone. He held a conversation with a lost service member, perhaps a son or daughter, alternating between amusement and grief. Taps played from off in the distance. Only the heartless could fail to be touched by the raw emotion of that moment or by the somber presence of...
  • A boy, a truck and two flags

    05/15/2015 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | May 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Tom Balek with is doing the kind of local reporting that I hope we see more of. This story comes from the not terribly exciting sounding environment of a high school in South Carolina. Peyton Robinson is a senior at the local school who is also a volunteer fireman and drives his own pickup truck. Mounted in the back are two flags… one the American flag and the other a POW/MIA flag. Unfortunately, Peyton showed up for school one day and found that his display was no longer welcome. Peyton Robinson, a senior at York Comprehensive High School in...

    05/13/2015 12:01:22 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    13 May 2015 | FReeper Mollypitcher1
    Seventy-five years ago today, the House of Commons in London timidly welcomed the newly appointed Prime Minister of the British Empire, Winston Spencer Churchill. The outgoing Prime Minister,Neville Chamberlain, received ovations as they walked together down the long aisle, while the new leader endured a somewhat cool reception. The two men were adversaries. Chamberlain had declared upon returning from signing the Munich Accords in September, 1938, Peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time. Churchills response had been, You were given the choice between peace and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war. The Accords...
  • Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

    05/04/2015 2:27:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files." WHO IS PAMELA GELLER? Geller, 56, is head of an organization called the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Through websites, books, ad campaigns and public events, Geller has been warning for years that Islam threatens to destroy the U.S.
  • 'Saluting Marine' preps for annual vigil

    05/03/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, Calif. Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is The Saluting Marine. Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • In spirit of Revolutionary War, students win right to hold American Pride dance [Update]

    03/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies ^ | Marhc 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Patriotic teenagers in the birthplace of the American Revolution held their ground and fought back attempts by school administrators to cancel an American Pride dance on April 10 and replace it with a more inclusive event. (snip) Principal Laura Lasa told me the April 10th dance had never been canceled. They merely wanted to dialogue with students about inclusivity. We were in a conversation with the kids about how the theme would be presented so that we could make sure that it was inclusive to all students, Lasa said. they took that as being told they could not. (snip) Over...
  • Obamas Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/13/2015 7:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    When Republicans complained that Obama refused to talk about Islamic terrorism, he accused them of playing into the hands of ISIS by demanding that he identify the enemy we’re fighting.When they spoke out against his Iranian nuclear sellout, he accused them of “wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran”.Those hardliners would presumably toe a harder line than Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who responded to Obama’s outreach in his first term by saying, “The Islamic peoples all over the world chant ‘Death to America!’” and who stated last year that “This battle will only end when...
  • Another Liberal Fails History

    03/10/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 10, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    A friend recently sent out a link to an article in the Greensboro (NC) News and Record, in which a left-wing columnist by the name of Susan Ladd decries the notion of American exceptionalism. To her, the idea that the United States of America is better than anyone else, or has even been a positive force for good in world history, is "hypocritical" and just plain wrong. She is appalled that people would protest against the recent revisions of the AP History curriculum, a revision which was developed by left-wing activists and which leaves out large chunks of actual American...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • Past presidents gave warnings to America (Lots of great quotes!)

    03/04/2015 7:43:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Bill Federer
    March 4th was Presidential Inauguration Day from 1793 till 1933, when it was changed by the 20th Amendment to January 20th. Many presidents gave warnings in their inaugural addresses. James Monroe, March 4, 1817, Inaugural Address It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. Franklin Pierce, March 4, 1853, Inaugural Address The dangers of a concentration of...

    03/03/2015 10:46:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ed Wood, staff writer
    Yes, we know that politicians are famous for making campaign statements and commitments that once elected, we never hear again. But there is one exception. See if you can identify who it is! On the CBS news program, Meet the Press, Sunday, September 7, 2008, this candidate was asked a number of questions: 1. Why dont you wear an American flag pin in your lapel? As Ive said about the flag pin, I dont want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression....
  • Rudi Was Right

    02/26/2015 2:12:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    We cant say that Barack Obama hasnt warned us. While running for his first term as president he clearly told us that he intended to fundamentally transform the United States of America. The nave among us took that proclamation to mean something positive. Those who looked at Obamas history with a little more discernment were very uncomfortable with exactly what Barack Obama intended to do if elected. Promising to fundamentally transform was a rather vague and ambiguous statement, unless one took a close look at who he associated with throughout his life. It then quickly sent chills down ones spine....
  • America, Love It Or Leave It

    02/26/2015 9:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 26, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he did not think that "the president loves America," was he right? Of course he was. The record is strewn with President Barack Obama's statements of contempt for America. In a quieter setting, I think Professor Obama would agree. He would then go on to brag about his love for higher things: for humankind, for the world community, for the planet, the green planet. Recall in 2009 when Obama told a European audience, "There have been times when America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive toward" Europe. I...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Only 71% of under-30s say they 'love America' compared to 93% of over-65s

    02/25/2015 12:35:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 02/25/2015 | Peter Moore
    Last week former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed that President Obama "doesn't love America" at a fundraiser for potential Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker. The comments caused a major controversy, and only this week has Giuliani partially walked back from his words saying in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that he didn't "intend to question President Obama's motives of the content of his heart".YouGov's latest research shows that Americans do tend to think that Barack Obama does, in fact, love America. 47% say that the president loves America, while 35% agree with Rudy Giuliani that the...
  • Majority of White People Dont Believe Obama Loves America

    02/25/2015 8:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/25/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The poll numbers are narrow, but the results are still stunning.White people say by 42% to 41% that Obama does not love America. Now the results are within the margin of error, but if you believe the media, they should never have been this close.Obama’s favorables among whites are down to around a third.But Obama’s patriotism isn’t particularly convincing even to Hispanics, only 52 percent of whom believe that Obama loves America.How would Obama supporters care to explain that? Clearly he isn’t projecting his love too convincingly for anyone except black voters, many of whom continue to blindly support...
  • Poll: Obama may not love America

    02/25/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 02/25/2015 | Nick Gass
    President Barack Obamas love of country isnt just a concern for Rudy Giuliani, according to a recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll. A plurality of Americans surveyed 47 percent said that Obama loves America, but the rest say the president does not or that theyre not sure. The responses break down an expected partisan line, with only 11 percent of Republicans saying Obama loves America, and 85 percent of Democrats responding the same way. Independents are mostly split, with 42 percent say Obama loves the U.S., while 38 percent disagree and 20 percent are not sure. Story Continued Below The...
  • Obama's Mysterious Mentor "Frank" Resurfaces

    02/23/2015 7:23:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Yesterdays news became big news on the Fox News Channel last week when former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani brought up the name of President Barack Obamas childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. It was almost seven years to the day when we published our seminal piece about Davis, Obamas Communist Mentor. Davis was a member of the Communist Party and a suspected Soviet espionage agent. He was included in the FBIs security index, meaning that Davis could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI file on Davis documents his anti-white and pro-Soviet views,...
  • Mika: 'I Question Patriotism of Someone Who Questions President's Patriotism'

    02/23/2015 7:03:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might like to replace "Lean Forward" with a new slogan: "Dissent Is Unpatriotic." On today's Morning Joe, discussing the Rudy flap, Mika Brzezinski said: "I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president's patriotism." Joe Scarborough retorted that for years on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann got away with saying much worse about W without criticism from Mika or others in the MSM. View the video here.
  • Rudy Giuliani gets death threats for claims Obama doesn't love America

    02/22/2015 8:31:06 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 52 replies
    Daily ^ | 2/22/2012 | Charlene Adams
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is standing by his comments about President Barack Obama but has received death threats in the wake of the controversial statements. Facing criticism over his statements that the president doesn't love Obama, Giuliani says he is not withdrawing his words, even amid death threats he and his secretary received following the remarks, CNN reports. The former mayor did not say whether he contacted police about the threatening calls.
  • Why Rudy Was Wrong!

    02/22/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week at a private event in which many members of the GOP were in attendance former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, said something that a vast majority of Americans have felt for several months. Many of them coming to that conclusion late in the life of the current administration, and some--far fewer--have felt Giuliani's observations for more like the duration of Obama's time in office. "He does not love America. (Obama) doesnt love you. And he doesnt love me. He wasnt brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of...
  • FLASHBACK: Liberals Cheered Obama When He Questioned George Bushs Patriotism (Video)

    02/21/2015 9:36:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 then Senator Obama called President Bush unpatriotic for adding trillions to the national debt. Bush added about four trillion to the debt in eight years after the 9-11 attacks and mortgage crisis. Barack Obama then added the same amount of debt in less than three years. Via Flopping Aces:
  • Defiant Giuliani gets death threats - as Scott Walker weighs in to BACK former mayor

    02/21/2015 2:32:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Charlene Adams
    Meanwhile, Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday that he doesn't know whether Obama loves his country. 'You should ask the president what he thinks about America,' the Wisconsin governor told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of governors. 'I've never asked him so I don't know.' Democrats have assailed Giuliani for questioning the Democratic president's love of country, and they urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke Giuliani for his comments. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 candidate, said he didn't think 'it helps to...
  • The Presidents Paltry Patriotism

    02/21/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 21, 2015 | Nick Adams
    Few qualities are as important in a US President as a love of country. Seldom in American history, tumultuous as its pages may be, has the patriotism of a President been questioned. The Obama years, marked by a vigorous and consistent dispute about this very matter, stand in stark contrast. The latest incarnation of this doubt came courtesy of former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani on Thursday night. I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America, Giuliani said during the dinner at the...
  • Capehart: Rudy's 'Lying'Obama Doesn't Think Differently About America Than Reagan

    02/21/2015 6:52:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From a shining city on a hill and Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, to terrible deeds in the name of Christ and terrorists' legitimate grievances. The chasm between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama when it comes to their views of America and the world could hardly be wider. But on today's Up With Steve Kornacki, when the host asked the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart whether President Obama talks and thinks about America differently from Reagan [and Clinton and Carter], Capehart emphatically replied "No. Rudy Giuliani is lying." View the video here.
  • Patriotism, Giuliani and Ron Fourniers Credibility Problem (busted!)

    02/20/2015 10:23:01 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 2/20/15 | John Nolte
    For years the National Journals Ron Fournier has held himself up as Americas non-partisan truth-teller, as a man of conscience who will always tell it like it is. To hear Fournier tell it, he is above partisanship, political gamesmanship, and small ball. Integrity is Fourniers currency, and blasting shallow, partisan hypocrites is his brand. What to make, then, of Fourniers glaring, highly-partisan hypocrisy and dishonesty in his latest moral crusade this one to use former-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a club against the entire Republican Party? For two days now, all over Twitter and cable television, Fournier has...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, But No One Claims Obama Really Loves America

    02/20/2015 5:36:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Something striking on today's Morning Joe. On the one hand, there was complete consensus thatas a matter of politicsRudy Giuliani made a huge mistake in claiming that President Obama doesn't love America. Panelists called his comments "stupid," "crazy," "tone deaf," even "racist." But remarkably, there was one thing that no one said: that as a matter of substance Rudy was wrong. No one made the case that President Obama really does love America in the way most Americans do.
  • Mark Levin on Giuliani's Comments: Rudy's Exactly Right...Obama Has Contempt for This Country

    02/19/2015 8:04:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies ^ | Feb 19 2015 | You Tube
    Mark Levin weighs in on Rudy Giuliani's comments. Levin says he agrees with Rudy and also says that Obama has contempt for our country. Levin points out that Obama's desire for fundamental transformation of the country means that Obama thought it needed changing. Levin is visibly upset by the end of the segment. After reading from Anne Frank's diary, he challenges Obama to take action for the people who are the real victims.
  • Quit Wasting Time on Moore, Maher & Dean

    01/29/2015 5:51:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Bill Maher called Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" a "psychopath patriot." Michael Moore called military snipers "cowards" who shoot people in the back. Howard Dean said "American Sniper" appeals mostly to angry Tea Party types. So what? Why do we conservatives give two cents about what these lefties and liberals say about "American Sniper" - or anything else? Nothing they ever say is surprising. Nothing they say ever adds to the debate, has any effect on anything or helps us find a solution to a serious problem. The predictable - and wrong -- things these liberals and others on the...
  • Conservatism Is Now Everywhere

    01/29/2015 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor. That might have been true of his day -- the 1920s and 1930s -- but in our time writers of letters to the editor of newspapers and even of websites are occasionally quite well-informed and even lucid. But others, I am afraid, are indeed pinheads, sitting in their underwear back home, foaming at the mouth, believing that the whole world is profoundly interested in their every word, until the authorities...
  • Question about Church and Flag Etiquette

    01/21/2015 7:15:50 PM PST · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 33 replies
    21 Jan 2015 | Red Horse
    A funny thing happened at Church...
  • Common Sense and the Glorious Cause Reflections on the great pamphlet's anniversary

    01/10/2015 4:08:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 10, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Historians, political scientists, and philosophers alike often look at revolutions and ask the question "Was it a simple coup d'etat, or a real popular revolution? And if a real popular revolution, just how 'popular' was it, really?" It's often not that easy to tell. We can easily look at the Russian Revolution, for example, and see how there was first a large popular revolution, one that was then taken over by a much smaller communist contingent that was nowhere near as popular, but was brutal enough to win over the nascent White Russian government. One can do the math easily,...
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 39 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.