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  • Hillarynomics is an unoriginal mess of bad policy

    07/29/2015 5:12:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | Charles Gasparino
    Hillary Clinton thinks quarterly earnings reports are bad. She believes something called “short termism” from activist investors like Carl Icahn is the root of all economic evil. And therefore, according to Hillary, if we all just focused on the long term by jacking up capital-gains taxes, the country would return to those economic halcyon days when she and her husband were running things out of the White House. At least that’s what Clinton proposed Friday in a speech at NYU, in which she strained to sound populist about Wall Street lest she get out-demagogued by Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren....
  • Can We Please Dispense With the “Policy Via Wishful Thinking” Approach?

    07/20/2015 12:40:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2014 | Michael Hausam
    In the world of politics and legislation, the phrase “best-case scenario” used to be that which we hoped would occur. We wanted to be pleasantly surprised by an outcome but we did not count on it. We certainly did not organize our laws, plans, policies, and procedures around it. That has now significantly changed and the consequences are – and will likely continue to be – massive. Unfortunately, there are many examples. The first thing that comes to mind is as a result of James Holmes’ guilty verdict in Colorado yesterday. His horrific act of mass murder was the result...
  • Teachers granted power to ‘confiscate and destroy’ unhealthy school lunches

    07/02/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    eaglenews.org ^ | 2 July 2015 | Kyle Olsen
    LONDON – The British government is urging school leaders to use their “common law powers” to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem “unhealthy or inappropriate.” Education minister Lord Nash tells Express, “Schools have common law powers to search pupils, with their consent, for items. “There is nothing to prevent schools from having a policy of inspecting lunch boxes for food items that are prohibited under their school food policies. “A member of staff may confiscate, keep or destroy such items found as a result of the search if it is reasonable to do so in the...
  • Ben Carson’s Wonk Deficit: How Quickly Can He Get Up to Speed on Complex Policy Issues?

    05/13/2015 6:21:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    How quickly can Dr. Ben Carson get up to speed on the details of the complex policy issues that command a president’s attention? That’s the make-or-break question surrounding Carson, a brilliant neurosurgeon who had never run for office before announcing a presidential bid last week, and who remains a rookie in most policy realms other than health care. For those who wonder whether Carson has done his policy homework, the bad news is that Carson’s campaign team has few staffers specifically focused on hammering out a detailed policy agenda for the campaign. Carson hasn’t yet assembled a “kitchen cabinet” of...
  • ‘W’ rips ‘O’. What’s wrong with that picture?

    04/27/2015 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Stand up for America, Mr. Bush. As any bona fide American would, you owe the country relief from the willfully destructive Barack Obama ‘Silent No More’: ‘W rips O’ is the big news of the day. What took George W. so interminably long to come bursting through the cobwebs? Seven years of Marxist misery under the anti-American Obama administration is an insufferably long, long time. With what will possibly go down as the best anti-Islam zinger of all time, former President George W. Bush warned Jewish donors at a closed-door meeting on Saturday night: “Just remember the guy who slit...
  • In call, Obama tells Netanyahu he will reassess US policy on Mideast peace

    03/19/2015 5:06:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 3/19/15
    The United States has been forced to reassess its policy regarding the Middle East peace process, US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Thursday, after Netanyahu suggested earlier in the week he had abandoned the cause. According to a White House official, speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Obama told Netanyahu that the US "will need to reassess our options following the prime minister’s new positions and comments regarding the two-state solution." "They also discussed Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments about Israeli Arabs," the official added. Netanyahu said in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell...
  • Lessons from Twenty Years in the Freedom Movement

    03/18/2015 9:07:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 3/11/2015 | Joe Lehman
    Twenty years ago I quit my perfectly good engineering job to join the save-the-world business. Two decades at anything prompts retrospection. Here are a few things I know now about public policy and the freedom movement that I did not know in January 1995. It’s better to be for people than against things. I’ll admit to blatantly taking this language from the American Enterprise Institute’s president, Arthur Brooks. The Mackinac Center and our movement in general must reorient around this idea. Good ideas are not inherently persuasive. Even brilliant ideas must be sold. Without persuasion, ideas are merely academic. Persuasion...
  • Take Daylight Saving Time. Please

    03/12/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS A card-carrying American exceptionalist, I don't share the presumption that a US policy should be changed just because it puts America at odds with the prevailing world view. From ultra-free speech to capital punishment to birthright citizenship, America frequently marches to the beat of its own drummer — and that's OK with me. But that doesn't mean we never err, or that there aren't times when good sense requires pulling the plug on an obsolete practice, and admitting that other nations may have a better approach. Take Daylight Saving Time. Please. Last weekend most Americans set their clocks forward,...
  • Bad Policy, Bad Politics

    02/03/2015 4:54:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Michael Barone
    Word comes that Barack Obama's budget will, not surprisingly, call for ending the sequester spending limits now in effect. That's not surprising. White House aides proposed the sequester, but Obama thought it wouldn't go into effect because Republicans couldn't accept its sharp limits on defense spending. But with voters recoiling against foreign military involvement, they could and did. At the time, Keynesian economists predicted that the sequester -- "austerity" -- would squelch economic growth. And they predicted that Republicans' failure to continue extending unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks would result in mass misery. The Keynesian predictions have proven unfounded. The...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • NBC/WSJ poll: By large margin, Americans want GOP, not Obama, leading on policy

    11/20/2014 2:06:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Guy Benson
    Perhaps the White House will rationalize these results as yet more evidence of the American public’s “stupidity:” The American people don’t want President Barack Obama to take the lead on enacting policy, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll out Wednesday…By a clear 56% to 33% margin, those surveyed don’t want Mr. Obama to take the lead role in setting policy, preferring that Congress take the lead role…The 56% who now want Congress to take the lead role in policy making is a high water mark in the poll’s history. The WSJ/NBC poll found Americans are pleased...
  • Tea party favorite to head Dallas think tank (LTC Allen West)

    11/08/2014 6:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jim Landers
    Tea party favorite Allen B. West was named Friday to be the new CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas think tank that has focused on market-based solutions for health care and tax and fiscal policy. West, 53, is a former Republican congressman from Florida and a retired Army lieutenant colonel. He is expected to boost donations to the think tank, which sagged after the forced departure of founding CEO John Goodman in June. Since leaving Congress in 2013, West has been a commentator on Fox News, a blogger and a fundraiser for conservative veteran and minority...
  • DEMOCRATS UNLOAD: 'OBAMA HAS STEPPED IN IT'

    10/28/2014 12:56:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 28, 2014 | By Wynton Hall
    Top Democratic strategists are blasting President Barack Obama for putting the Democratic Party in a precarious position heading into the midterm elections. "It's puzzling--and to the Kay Hagans of the world, infuriating--the number of times President Obama has stepped in it, repeatedly reminding voters that a vote for Hagan is a vote for Obama's policies," Democratic strategist Christy Setzer told The Hill. Another individual whom The Hill describes as a "top Democratic strategist" groused about Obama golfing this past weekend instead of helping Democrats. "He and his team could have made it clear a long time ago that there's nothing...
  • EBOLA suggestions

    10/03/2014 6:31:51 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 51 replies
    This is an open letter to Texas public health officials: I am a software engineer, who it happens, has been working the last 10 years developing an health-care system for developing countries. In part, my goal was to stem outbreaks. Accordingly I know more about outbreaks generally, and Ebola specifically than one would expect. Engineers think differently than physicians do. I've found that difference in most cases proves beneficial, but not always. Software engineers in particular, tend to focus on the exceptions. This is how things generally work, but what are the “gotchas” that COULD happen, and then we prepare...
  • What John Quincy Adams Said About Immigration Will Blow Your Mind

    09/20/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    We often hear about the glory days of immigration when America threw open her arms to the huddled masses, but one thing you don’t hear about is how those people had to make it on their own without a government safety net. There was plenty of private charity, which was highly encouraged, but health care, a minimum-wage job, college entrance, housing, legal representation, and education certainly weren’t promised—not like today.
  • Group That Helped China Launch Its One-Child Policy Reveals How it Will Push Abortion Globally

    08/14/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    C-Fam ^ | 8/14/2014 | Rebecca Oas
    New York, NY (CFAM) — “We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent scholarly book marketed to educators, policymakers, and advocates for abortion and other aspects of “reproductive health.” Pathfinder boasts helping the Communist government in Beijing when it launched its brutal one child per family policy.Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, released this year by academic publisher Springer, provides a revealing view into the current state of the worldwide debate over abortion, contraception, and the role of...
  • The Un-Midas Touch (Victor Davis Hanson rips Obozo real good alert)

    08/11/2014 5:24:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross. Think of it for a minute. He inherited a quiet Iraq (no American combat deaths at all in December 2009). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s “greatest achievement.” But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point — Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland. He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American...
  • Israel, Hamas and Obama’s foreign policy

    07/29/2014 9:21:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | 7-29-14 | Caroline Glick
    When US President Barack Obama phoned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night, in the middle of a security cabinet meeting, he ended any remaining doubt regarding his policy toward Israel and Hamas. Obama called Netanyahu while the premier was conferring with his senior ministers about how to proceed in Gaza. Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory. Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for...
  • Fed policy bans asking legal status of parents who claim illegal children

    07/09/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/9/14 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly half of all illegal immigrant children don’t show up for their deportation hearings, federal officials testified to Congress on Wednesday, underscoring just how easy it is for those surging across the border right now to disappear into the shadows. The number could be even higher for the current surge of unaccompanied children flooding across the border, who are often released to illegal immigrant parents who have no incentive to bring their children to immigration courts. And federal authorities specifically refuse to ask the legal status of the parents or relatives who come to claim the children, officials acknowledged. “We...
  • (John T. Reed) Comments on policies against never leaving a military comrade behind, dead or alive

    06/05/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    John T Reed.com ^ | John T Reed
    In recent years, I have heard certain military personnel, usually Marines, bragging that they never leave a comrade behind—even a dead comrade.Let’s think about that.For one thing, I call it a “purported” policy because I am not sure it is the official policy of the Marines or any other unit. I even wonder if it is a Marine policy that has been proclaimed by Marine privates without consulting with the Commandant of the Marine Corps. If so, the Commandant has not been quick enough or loud enough at correcting the notion that the Marines never leave a dead comrade behind.The...
  • The Heritage Foundation launches The Daily Signal news platform

    06/03/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team created a digital-first, multimedia news platform called The Daily Signal. The Daily Signal provides policy and political news as well as...
  • Obama To Outline More Limited Approach To Foreign Policy

    05/26/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. (snip)Criticism over Obama has only mounted over the past year following Obama’s decision to pull back a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. A White House official said Obama would specifically address both situations, as well as the status of ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The president is also expected to...
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    President Obama has made two major gaffes so far during his Europe trip. After falsely claimed that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum on self-determination, he then wrongly said that Georgia was not being considered for NATO membership. Speaking on Kosovo yesterday, Obama said : "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea." But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer...
  • Can anyone recommend any good books on American foreign policy?

    02/05/2014 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    February 5, 2014 | Ennis85
    About a year ago, I posted a thread asking for recommendations for good republican memoirs. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2981964/posts Since then I've complied quite a reading list. Going on the recommendations that were given to me(which I'm pretty grateful for), I got a few Richard Nixon books(No more Vietnams, The real war, Leaders) George Bush and Dick Cheney's books and others. I'm still to get through the last two, but I've finished reading through No more Vietnams and currently getting through the other Nixon books. But No more Vietnams really quite impressed me by how well detailed and informative it was and this...
  • US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

    01/14/2014 4:52:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/14/14 | Tyler Durden
      Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:  Barak Ravid@BarakRavid Follow BREAKING: Israel MoD Yaalon apologizes for his statements against SecState Kerry 1:28 PM - 14 Jan 2014   Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.   Richard Engel        ✔ @RichardEngel Follow Yaalon quoted by "Yediot Aharonot" saying: only thing that could "save" #Israel is for Kerry to win Nobel Peace Prize and "leave us alone." But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who...
  • Schizophrenic' US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

    12/08/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/8/13 | Con Coughlin
    America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama´s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. There has been a sharp rise in tensions between Washington and several major Arab states in the wake of last month’s controversial interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.
  • China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed (re-education/labor camps abolished)

    11/15/2013 9:39:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/15/13 | BBC
    China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say. In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, the Xinhua news agency said. The proposal follows this week's meeting of a key decision-making body of the governing Communist Party. Other reforms include the abolition of "re-education through labour" camps and moves to boost the role of the private sector in the economy. The BBC's Celia Hatton, in Beijing, says most of the changes have already been tested in parts of the country. Officials announce...
  • Michelle Obama Edges Into a Policy Role on Higher Education

    11/11/2013 6:43:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/11/13 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama, after nearly five years of evangelizing exercise and good eating habits, will begin a new initiative on Tuesday that seeks to increase the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. The goals of the program reflect the first lady’s own life and will immerse her more directly in her husband’s policies. “I’m here today because I want you to know that my story can be your story,” Mrs. Obama is to tell students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington on Tuesday, according to an advance text of her remarks. “The details might be
  • Now that Obama's Lost Support Expect Wild Exec Orders + Insane FP Moves, i.e. the Secret Deal w Iran

    11/09/2013 7:16:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Netanyahu: 'a mistake of historic proportions' While conservatives can take some comfort in the fact that Obama's run out of steam politically -and now testing all time low poll #s- we all know this demented zealot will continue on a tear leftwards via executive fiat, regulations dictated by his highly-politicized fed agencies, and direct f.p. deals made with Russia and yes, Iran. This latest one that Lurch is attempting to negotiate (or rather, capitulate) is a nightmare-come-true for any strategically aware who are bothering to pay attention. What the deal reportedly entails is handing Iran almost everything on their short-to-medium-term wish...
  • US intelligence chief Clapper defends spying policy (to discern foreign leaders' intentions)

    10/29/2013 5:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/29/13 | BBC
    The head of US intelligence has told lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of the nation's spying operations. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said such efforts were a "top tenet" of US intelligence policy. But he told the intelligence panel of the House of Representatives the US did not "indiscriminately" spy on nations. Mr Clapper was reacting to a growing international row over reports the US eavesdropped on foreign allies. "Leadership intentions is kind of a basic tenet of what we collect and analyse," Mr Clapper said, adding that foreign allies spy on US officials...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 90 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Texas Monthly Talks - A Conversation with Richard Fisher Dallas Fed Reserve President

    10/07/2013 11:07:22 PM PDT · by ziravan · 5 replies
    Campus of SMU | 10/7/13 | Richard Fisher
    I went to listen to Dallas Fed Reserve President Richard Fisher speak tonight on the Campus of SMU in Dallas sponsored by Texas Monthly. There are a few observations I wanted to make: 1. Fisher states that the Fed has two legislated missions: monetary policies to maintain price stability, and policy to attain maximum employment. Fisher says the latter is an impossible mission because the Fed can set the right conditions that would allow for full employment, but they cannot control the policy decisions that would allow for it. Three times he said this. His example: the Fed is pumping...
  • Flashback: Obama Chides Romney: 'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'

    09/11/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/13 | C-Span
    A blast from the not-so-far past.
  • Foreign policy - "CIA Files Prove America helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran"- Rick Francona refutes

    08/27/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Middle East perspectives by Rick Francona ^ | AUGUST 26, 2013 | Rick Francona
    The recent article in the magazine Foreign policy ,Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran, both quotes me and attributes things to me that are inaccurate or taken out of context. While trying to correct already published articles in widely-read publications is akin to unringing a bell, I think it important to respond to correct and clarify words and actions attributed to me. While the article is technically truthful, it is nuanced and written to portray a cavalier attitude among the participants in several foreign policy initiative and intelligence operations during the last full year of...
  • (Vanity) Seeking Legal Advice Re. BSA Policy Change

    08/05/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 43 replies
    none | Kinsman Redeemer
    My Boy Scout Troop is considering alternatives and possibilities for the future of the Troop - in light of the policy changes that will become effective in January. Really, it is a matter of how we would react to changes that are likely to take place AFTER January. I am looking for competent legal advice about how my Unit's Bylaws could be modified so that two points are clear:
  • Pathological Altruism

    06/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Helping another person even when doing so could adversely affect you is considered a virtue by many. People are often applauded as heroes, as they should be, when they help others. But what happens when a well-intended action results in unanticipated harm? Expand that thought one more step: What is the effect if the resulting harm should have been known, but the persons taking action out of supposed "altruism" based their actions on emotions rather than on data? They meant to help, but they ended up hurting someone or some group -- either themselves, the intended beneficiary of the action...
  • HHS: ObamaCare policy has saved consumers nearly $5 billion

    06/20/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/13 | Sam Baker
    Consumers saved nearly $4 billion on their insurance premiums last year because of new rules in President Obama´s healthcare law, the administration said Thursday. The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said consumers saved $3.9 billion last year from new rules that govern insurance companies´ spending. The rules have saved consumers roughly $5 billion over the past two years, HHS said. HHS highlighted the savings Thursday as an immediate benefit of the Affordable Care Act and evidence that the law will help make insurance more affordable. The Obama administration has consistently and aggressively promoted elements of the
  • Power and Rice: A recipe for more global leftism and jihad, more state control and fewer freedoms

    06/09/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT · by forty_years
    netwmd.com ^ | Jun 8, 2013 | Gary Gerofsky, Contributor
    This past week U.S. President Obama made Susan Rice his new National Security Adviser and Samantha Power his ambassador to the UN. Both women have the kind of credentials, loyalty and temperament that Obama needs to go full steam ahead on his second term agenda which includes the Obamification of the world, further apologizing for America, weakening the U.S. at every opportunity and saying "sorry" by supporting the most dangerous players on the world stage. The President is effectively giving up America's position as defender of freedom and promoter of democracy and Judeo-Christian values. The Pax Americana era has long...
  • Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. “When...
  • Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff

    02/26/2013 5:19:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
    In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example. Last December, Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent a much-publicized week trying to live the life of a food stamp recipient. And after a nationwide media tour, we learned many valuable lessons. First of all, we learned that giving up your daily Starbucks causes headaches, and...
  • Soak the Youth: Ageism in America

    02/25/2013 2:02:14 PM PST · by FreeMerica · 25 replies
    Rancor News ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Tyson
    The Simpon's Helen Lovejoy iconized the phrase, “Won't somebody think of the children?,” but in an age where every “ism” has a special interest group and being called any sort of “ist” is the ultimate character assault our youth receive very little consideration on the big issues of the day. Social Security, often presented as an investment in your future, is merely a wealth transfer from the young to old. Many youth today see the demographic writing on the wall and understand that, like all ponzi schemes, Social Security can't outrun arithmetic forever. Youth are forced to subsidize the lifestyles...
  • White House declines to explain drone policy

    02/05/2013 12:22:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    ap news ^ | 2/5/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to explain its criteria for directing drone attacks against American citizens working abroad with terrorists. A newly disclosed Justice Department memo says the administration doesn't need evidence of a pending attack. The document says only that the target must be involved in ongoing plotting against the United States. White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't discuss the memo in detail. He said President Barack Obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the United States and its citizens. Carney said drone strikes are legal and that great care is taken to avoid the loss...
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • Can anyone recommend any good republican memoirs?

    01/25/2013 4:07:07 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Ennis85
    Hi, I'm interested in reading about American politics and for a while I've been reading through Henry Kissinger's memoirs. I have to say they're a bloody good read, there are 3 volumes of them and well over a thousand pages each. They're pretty well written, rich in detail and he does defend himself well. So they made me want to look for more books with regards to republican policy throughout American history,thinking maybe there are some that could rival Kissinger. So basically I'm asking if anyone can recommend any decent books by republicans. I don't care if they're from the...
  • How Obama Can Tackle Climate Change Without Congress

    01/23/2013 8:20:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    NJ ^ | 1-22-2012 | Coral Davenport
    President Obama’s Inaugural Address was his boldest, clearest signal to date that he intends to take on the challenge of fighting climate change as a signature achievement of his presidency.... But what, specifically, can Obama do? For now, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be able to get a bill through Congress. After taking office in 2009 intent on pushing broad climate legislation through Congress, he hit resistance and the bill died in 2010. .... the president does have in his executive arsenal one powerful--and extremely controversial--.... he could wield without any help from Congress. Under the terms of a...
  • President Obama Must Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in His Second Term

    01/22/2013 5:14:45 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    ACLU ^ | 1-21-2013 | Kara Dansky
    President Obama is the first sitting president in recent history to speak out against criminal justice policies that hurt inner city and rural communities. This is a big deal. With state budgets and vulnerable communities crippled by misguided criminal justice policies, the president is certainly right that the time for reform has come. ...... Over the last 40 years, our American criminal justice system has been brutally damaged by politicians’ commitment to misguided “tough-on-crime” policies. It started in the 1970s, on the heels of a major uptick in crime rates, but our obsession with incarceration quickly surpassed its utility. Since...
  • ACLU sues over policy barring women from ground combat

    11/27/2012 12:55:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/12 | Peter Henderson | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued on Tuesday on behalf of four U.S. servicewomen to challenge a longstanding policy barring women from thousands of ground combat positions, citing the changing nature of warfare and fairness for career soldiers. The civil rights group argued in a legal complaint filed in federal court in Northern California that a military policy to bar women from combat roles on the basis of gender was unconstitutional. "Nearly a century after women first earned the right of suffrage, the combat exclusion policy still denies women a core component of full citizenship -...
  • Ketzaleh: Even the 'Best' Likudniks Can't Change Party Policy

    11/25/2012 2:28:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | David Lev
    Candidates running in Sunday's Likud primary have gone out of their way to emphasize their right-wing sensibilities, but even the rightest of the right Likudniks were unable to stop their party from undertaking one of the most devastating blows to the philosophy of love of the Land of Israel – the disengagement from Gaza and Northern Samaria. While former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon – still in bed in a comatose state – broke away to form Kadima before the actual destruction of the communities in Gush Katif, he was a Likud Prime Minister, and many of the forming members of...
  • Dropping a Class (Vanity)

    11/19/2012 1:19:23 AM PST · by MacMattico · 104 replies
    Me
    With all of the problems going on in the world, this is trivial, hence the vanity post. But an example of what's going on in our schools and who thinks they control our kids. My niece signed up for what should have been a simple, easy "A" grade HS class. Purely an elective, having nothing to do with requirements or career. Turns out the teacher is a real piece of work. He's intimidating and creepy. (My nieces words.) I asked if anything had happened to make her feel "creepy" and she just said she doesn't like the feeling she gets...
  • Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulence (Benghazi actually mentioned!)

    11/13/2012 5:37:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Obama's foreign policy team hits turbulenceBy JOSH GERSTEIN | 11/13/12 4:21 PM EST President Barack Obama and his aides touted his strengths on foreign policy and national security during the campaign, arguing his accomplishments are so significant that they buttress his case for a second term. Now, just days after his reelection, Obama’s national security team is facing the most dramatic upheaval of his presidency. CIA Director David Petraeus is out because of a sex scandal. The commanding general in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, finds himself ensnared in the same flap. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to call it...