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  • Trump won't repeat Obama's foreign-policy flops

    11/25/2016 6:13:33 AM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11-24 | peter lucas
    It is interesting to note that outgoing President Barack Obama wants Donald Trump to stand up to Vladimir Putin the way he never did. But Obama being Obama, the president really believes that he did stand up to the Russian strongman, despite all evidence to the contrary. In the real world, that is called delusional. Obama, on his last foreign tour before being leaving office, urged President-elect Donald Trump to be more like him when it comes to dealing with Putin.
  • Blueprint For Prosperity: End Keynesian Policies

    11/22/2016 2:55:02 AM PST · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/18/2016 | VANCE GINN
    Voters chose a different direction this election. The new administration and lawmakers nationwide must determine how to get the economy on track. The historical evidence is clear that free market capitalism best provides prosperity. Economic growth continues to muddle along at the slowest pace since World War II. The labor force suffers from 40-year lows in major indicators. The national debt is $20 trillion and exceeds economic output. More of the same failed Keynesian policies, named after the economist John Maynard Keynes, that assume spending drives economic growth aren't an option. Data show better economic outcomes in places with less...
  • War Breaks Out Between Neo-Cons And Libertarians Over Trump's Foreign Policy

    11/20/2016 8:54:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/20/16 | Tyler Durden
    In late October, when it was still conventional wisdom that Hillary was "guaranteed" to win the presidency, the WaPo explained that among the neo-con, foreign policy "elites" of the Pentagon, a feeling of calm content had spread: after all, it was just a matter of time before the "pacifist" Obama was out, replaced by the more hawkish Hillary.   As the WaPo reported, "there is one corner of Washington where Donald Trump’s scorched-earth presidential campaign is treated as a mere distraction and where bipartisanship reigns. In the rarefied world of the Washington foreign policy establishment, President Obama’s departure from...
  • Obamas Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History

    11/12/2016 8:11:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 12, 2016 | PETER BAKER
    As he raced across the country before the election, President Obama warned supporters about the stakes. All the progress weve made over these last eight years, he said, goes out the window if we dont win this election. Hillary Clinton, his anointed successor, did not win, and so now Mr. Obama will find out whether his prediction was just campaign hyperbole or if his legacy really has just gone out the window. Not only are specific initiatives like his health care and climate change programs at risk, but so, too, is the broader vision Mr. Obama articulated for America. Suddenly,...
  • From, What's REALLY Going to be Econ Policy

    11/11/2016 2:58:13 AM PST · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    President Elect Trump Web Site ^ | Nov. 7, 2016 | President Elect Trump
    Here's what we got planned ("gleaned" from ): Tax Reform/Economic Vision Anyone who fills out a tax form knows how harmful the U.S. tax code is today punishing hard work, savings, and investment.American frustration with the tax code has prompted two decades of Washington, D.C. blue ribbon commissions and detailed plans to reform the code. These efforts have not changed the tremendous burden Americans face in complying with the U.S. tax code. If a tax code were designed to punish hard work, thrift, and investment, the current U.S. tax code could serve as a blueprint.Republican efforts to reform...
  • Americans Roll the Dice With President Donald Trump

    11/10/2016 4:13:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg site. ^ | 10NOV16 | Michael Krieger
    <p>Can Trump Deliver What Obama Didn't? "People Wanted Major Change In 2008... They Still Want It"</p> <p>This article was written by Michael Krieger and originally published at his Liberty Blitzkrieg site.</p> <p>'s Mac Slavo notes: At the heart of things, Americans are fed up with the economic state of affairs, and with the political/financial corruption that brought us to that point. Though political philosophies differ greatly, there was a huge populist movement behind Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both. There are millions and millions of people who want nothing more than to clean house in Washington, stop the people who are shafting them, and be left alone to enjoy their lives.</p>
  • Trump Reveals Policy Goals

    Trump Reveals Policy Goals: "Building That Wall", End "War On Coal", Repeal Obamacare, Dismantle Dodd-Frank by Tyler Durden Nov 10, 2016 2:21 PM 0 SHARES On his transition website, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and...
  • Trump Reveals Policy Goals: "Building That Wall", Repeal Obamacare, etc

    11/10/2016 2:02:22 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 77 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/10/16 | Tyler Durden
    On his transition website, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and Protecting Americans' Constitutional Rights.
  • Trump Reveals Policy Goals: "Building That Wall", End "War On Coal", Repeal Obamacare, (trunc)

    11/10/2016 1:55:59 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On his transition website, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and Protecting Americans' Constitutional Rights. The key highlights include: overhaul in immigration policies, including "Building that Wall" , the Trump transition team will "execute on the...
  • The [DIRE] economic consequences of Donald Trump [LAUGH TIL YA PUKE ALERT]

    11/10/2016 4:29:20 AM PST · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 9th 2016, 13:39 | R.A. WASHINGTON
    FROM late January, Donald Trump will have all the authority of the American executive, and the support of a unified Republican Congress, behind him. He will, therefore, be in a position to deliver profound and lasting change. The near-term economic effect of a Trump presidency is perhaps not of foremost concern to vulnerable racial and religious minorities in America, or to nervous NATO allies in eastern Europe. But the economic consequences of Mr Trump's presidency could be enormous, and costly. In the short run, the market reaction will receive most attention. Mr Trump will not be president until early in...
  • Donald Trump can be very good for the US economy [CNN LOVES T'S SPENDING PROMISES]

    11/10/2016 4:29:17 AM PST · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | Jay Yarow Jeff Cox
    One of the first things Trump talked about in his victory speech was rebuilding the national infrastructure Donald Trump has the potential to be a massive force for good for the economy... ...Obama got a relatively wimpy stimulus package passed at the start of his term but hasn't been able to get anything going since... ...Krugman has been pounding the table for an increase in fiscal stimulus for years now, to no avail. Trump could change all of this. The first thing Trump mentioned in his victory speech was spending on infrastructure. "We are going to fix our inner cities,...
  • The Message Of Donald Trump's Stunning Victory

    11/10/2016 4:29:14 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/09/2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: To say that Donald Trump's decisive election victory is a stunning development is the understatement of the century. This election makes Truman's surprise win over Dewey look positively pedestrian. The repercussions are enormous, but so are the opportunities. First and foremost, Trump's victory is a thunderous rebuke to the legions of pundits and armies of pollsters who said it couldn't happen, and the mainstream press that declared all-out war on his candidacy. In the days leading up the election, every poll except the IBD/TIPP tracking poll showed Hillary Clinton winning by a wide margin in a four-way race....
  • Trump Wins, But Fed Hike Still On: Treasury Yields, Bank Stocks Soar

    11/10/2016 4:29:11 AM PST · by expat_panama · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    A few days ago and for a few hours last night, it looked as if a Donald Trump victory was perhaps the only thing standing in the way of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December. Some economists had even suggested Janet Yellen would have to resign if Trump won, after he attacked her for running a Fed that acted "more political than Secretary Clinton." Now, in the light of day, as markets process the likely direction of a Trump presidency, the Fed's green light is back. After tumbling overnight, the 10-year Treasury yield surged above 2%... ...Plus, Trump will...
  • Investors Are Finally Getting With The Fed's Program Are You?

    10/12/2016 3:23:35 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Financial markets are beginning to believe the Federal Reserve. That's the simplest explanation for the tumble that major stock indexes took on Tuesday, which saw the 10-year Treasury yield rise to a four-month high and the U.S. dollar index hit its highest level in seven months. While the U.S. central bank's key overnight lending rate is barely above zero and policymakers have repeatedly reined in their intentions for further hikes, markets have taken each Fed pronouncement with a grain of salt. Whether investors doubted the Fed's resolve or its economic forecast, markets have been pricing in an even lower-rate future...
  • William Murchison: When Things Fall Apart

    10/12/2016 3:21:58 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2016 | William Murchison
    What with writers and speakers everywhere quoting William Butler Yeats' poetic appraisal of modern times, as I read recently, maybe we can better appreciate House Speaker Paul Ryan's present dilemma and resolve to leave the guy alone. He is a good man doing the best he can in bad no, awful times, despite the revilement falling upon him for his Monday announcement about campaigning no more with Donald Trump. Ryan fears the Democrats could win everything worth winning in November the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives. He understands that the Trump candidacy opens the...
  • Most Americans Think Government's Too Big, So Why Are They Backing Hillary?

    10/12/2016 3:19:44 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 11, 2016 1:40 PM ET | Editorial
    Election 2016: A new Gallup poll finds that most Americans think the government "is doing too much." At the same time, various other polls show that voters are likely to hand the White House over to Hillary Clinton, who wants to vastly expand the size and scope of government. Go figure. For more than two decades, Gallup has been asking the public whether the "government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses" or "should do more to solve our country's problems." Its latest poll shows that 54% agree with the former, while...
  • Donald Trump Says He Is Troubled By Tulsa Police Shooting

    09/21/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 21, 2016 | Tim Hains
    DONALD J. TRUMP: Well as you know, I am a tremendous believer in the police and the law enforcement, because we need that for ourselves, we do, we really do. And I have gotten the endorsement of so many different police groups. And they are great people, they are great people. Now, great people, you always have problems. Somebody in there that either makes a mistake, that is bad, or that chokes. I must tell you, I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa, and that man was hands up, that man went to the car, hands up, put his...
  • We Didn't Humanize Markets, Markets Humanized Us

    09/09/2016 3:58:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, September 08, 2016 | Steven Horwitz
    Over Labor Day weekend, I saw many friends arguing that labor unions and government intervention humanized capitalism by giving us the 8-hour workday, the 40-hour workweek, ending child labor, and so forth. Unfortunately, these folks have their history backward. We didnt humanize capitalism, it humanized us. The wealth produced by capitalism allowed us to indulge our humanitarianism in ways not possible when so many were living on the edge of survival. You cant have 8-hour workdays, 40-hour work weeks, and no child labor, until the material conditions exist to make such changes feasible for a large number of people. Workers...
  • Even Monetary Authorities Think We're In a Depression

    09/09/2016 3:55:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | September 9, 2016 | Jeffrey Snider
    You probably aren't aware because it isn't a topic that gets discussed much if at all on the outside, but increasingly even monetary policymakers are coming around to the idea that we are in a depression. What choice do they have, really, since practically any chart of any economic account in any economy shows as much. The gathering in Jackson Hole late last month was really an internal discussion in how to think about keeping current central bank frameworks alive in such a world. Earlier this week, San Francisco Fed President (and CEO) John C. Williams spoke in Nevada on...
  • What If Chaos Were Our Middle East Policy?

    08/31/2016 3:25:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | August 31,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sum up our failed Middle East policy in a nine-letter word starting with an S. Stability. Stability is the heart and soul of nation-building. Its the burden that responsible governments bear for the more irresponsible parts of the world. First you send experts to figure out what is destabilizing some hellhole whose prime exports are malaria, overpriced tourist knickknacks and beheadings. You teach the locals about democracy, tolerance and storing severed heads in Tupperware containers.
  • Obama Vindicates 8 Years Of Foreign Policy Critics In One Week Photo of Saagar Enjeti Saagar Enjeti

    07/17/2016 10:39:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/17/16 | saagar enjeti
    Two recent foreign policy announcements from the White House signal possible vindication for critics of current Middle East policy. First, on July 6, President Barack Obama announced he would keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan past the end of his presidency. Then, he announced on July 11 that he would send 560 additional troops to Iraq, adopting a strategy of U.S. engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan his critics have been advocating since he took office in 2008. This period of unprecedented chaos coincides with a period of unprecedented U.S. disengagement in the region, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan...
  • A Cross-Cultural Immigration Compatibility Index ~ vanity

    06/29/2016 12:22:32 PM PDT · by GraceG · 10 replies
    Is this an idea who's time is here? here is my idea, you determine how many people from a country can come over per year based off the country's " cultural compatibility index" Well how is such a thing calculated, well it is simple, you ask on a scale of 0-10 certain questions about how people within that country are treated based off the predominate culture of that country and the laws of that country. ============================ Example: How does a country treat their women? 0 = No rights or severely limited rights, treated as chattel, treated as less than man...
  • Repost By Request: How A Sane, Virile Leader or Leaders Would Handle the Musloid Problem

    06/18/2016 3:10:53 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 45 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 06/15/2016 | Ann Barhardt
    THIS is how the musloid problem should be faced and solved. It isnt difficult. 1. Formally declare islam a POLITICAL SYSTEM, and in no way a religion or falling under any religious protections whatsoever. 2. Criminalize islam in every form. 3. Formally recognize the islamic caliphate as a political entity. Define as Islamic Suzerainty ANY NATION that tolerates its existence or engages in any diplomatic negotiations or dialogue with any part of the Caliphate as defined above. 4. Declare war on the islamic caliphate and all of its Suzerainties. 5. Nuke Mecca and Medina to glass after generously, mercifully giving...
  • Middle Eastern Americans Should Reconsider Trump

    06/07/2016 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    With Trump having a serious shot at becoming the next President of the United States, it is important for Americans of Middle Eastern descent to evaluate the impact his theoretical administration would have on their community just as they should with any serious candidate. And despite the alarmist warnings of those who profess otherwise, Donald Trump is a solid friend of Middle Eastern Americans. This fact is understood by the American-Mideast Coalition for Trump. As its name implies, the AMCT is a group of Americans descended from Middle Eastern nations who have realized that Donald Trump is in fact...
  • Coward Muslim guy beats Dutch girl. His friend then kicks her in the head

    06/06/2016 3:38:09 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 7/6/2015 | Bruce Luxembourg
    Video of a vicious beating outside.
  • Hillary Clinton To Portray Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Positions As Dangerous

    06/02/2016 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Amy Chozick
    Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a scorching assessment of Donald J. Trumps foreign policy prescriptions on Thursday, casting her likely Republican rival as a threat to decades of bipartisan tenets of American diplomacy and declaring him unfit for the presidency.
  • Trump 'won't pressure Israel' to act against its interests

    05/30/2016 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Attorney David M. Friedman, one of Donald trump's two advisors on Israel, told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview that Donald Trump has assured him he will not pressure Israel into "peace processes" and concessions that it does not want. Ive known Donald Trump for about 15 years," he said, in a conversation with Dr. Joseph Frager. "I met him in the context of being his lawyer, and weve become friends over the years. He know how much I love Israel, and hopefully people who read Arutz Sheva know how much I love Israel because I write a column for...
  • Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'

    05/29/2016 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/16 | Paul Bremmer
    In 2008, the trial and conviction of five leaders of an Islamic charity for funding the terrorist group Hamas exposed the vast Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. and its stated aim, according to FBI evidence, to destroy Western Civilization from within. Along with the convictions, the Department of Justice named 300 unindicted co-conspirators in the plot, which included many of the nations most prominent Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations. Among them were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust. Nevertheless, just one year later, Department of Homeland Security officer Philip B....
  • Trumps America First Crusade Is a Win with Voters: Poll

    05/06/2016 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | Eric Planin
    Put America First- rings true with voters. As they continue to size up billionaire Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, American voters appear highly conflicted on questions of national defense and foreign policy......... The conflict makes odd political alliances
  • A First: GOP Leaders Like Trump Speech

    04/28/2016 6:01:29 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 36 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 04/28/2016 | Rebecca Berg
    If Donald Trump has begun to refer to himself as the presumptive Republican nominee, the positive reaction Wednesday by some party leaders and strategists to his foreign policy address seemed to affirm that notion. Speaking from prepared remarks in Washington, D.C. an unusual format and setting for the bombastic outsider candidate Trump described U.S. foreign policy under President Obama and, by extension, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a complete and total disaster.
  • Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if US Congress passes 9/11 bill

    04/17/2016 6:46:44 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 31 replies
    NYT News Service ^ | 4/16/2016 | Mark Mazetti
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill's passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of inten se discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the...
  • Whats Happening at the University of Wisconsin Is a Worst-Case Scenario Come to Life

    03/23/2016 2:10:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Slate ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rebecca Schuman
    This past June, American academia went into an uproar over Gov. Scott Walkers new budget in Wisconsin,....Specifically,any professor in the systemtenured or notcould be dismissed or laid off by the 18-member Board of Regents using maddeningly vague criteria:when such an action is deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring program discontinuance,curtailment,modification or redirection.This,when combined with the facultys diminished role in governing the universityand thus determining such things as which programs should continue, be curtailed, or get modifiedbasically meant that these regents16 of whom were appointed by Walkercould fire anyone,at any time, for any reason.[SNIP]Professors do not want...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Rejects Obamas Middle East Policy Claims Made in Atlantic

    03/10/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    algemeinr journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Ruthie Blum
    President Barack Obamas recent claim about the real meaning of his 2009 Cairo speech is patently unsubstantiated by the text, former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Oren, today a member of Knesset with the centrist Kulanu party, was responding to statements Obama made in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the just-released April edition of The Atlantic. My argument was this, Obama told Goldberg, Lets all stop pretending that the cause of the Middle Easts problems is Israel We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I...
  • The Plan That Makes Trump President

    03/07/2016 7:00:52 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar 07, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I was the first national political commentator to see the potential of Donald Trump. I believed Trump could win the nomination when only two people in all of America believed it- me and Trump. I wrote about it at last June. I was the first to compare Trump to Reagan. I was the first to talk publicly about Trumps appeal to blue-collar working class Americans. So I think I am in perfect position to make some suggestions to the Trump campaign. Heres my plan to close the deal for the man who wrote "The Art of the Deal." First...
  • Rubio is a Hispanic Obama that Has a "R" by his Name.

    02/04/2016 4:50:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    If you like the current condition of our Republic, then vote for Rubio. Rubio and Obama for the most part agree across the board. 1) Illegal Immigration and a Pathway to Citizenship 2) Rigged Trade Agreements that exports jobs overseas 3) Big supporter of H1-B that encourages U.S. companies, through taxes and regulations to fire their American workers and replace them with someone from overseas. 4) Going to war with Syria and endless perpetual state of war. 5) Rubio is in favor of big government. 6) Rubio is for the Police State. He wants to spy on all Americans, but...
  • Prelates masquerading as policy wonks The clergy should stick to issues of faith, not firearms

    01/14/2016 10:03:45 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/13/16 | Nicholas G. Hahn III
    When President Obama announced executive actions that would require that all firearm sales undergo background checks, he did so with the blessing of more than 50 faith communities. Vincent DeMarco, national coordinator of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of Baptists, Methodists, Catholics and Mennonites among others, said, "Since Congress won't do anything, he's doing the best that he can do, and we think that's wonderful." Archbishop Thomas Wenski said the nation's Catholic bishops "welcome reasonable efforts aimed at saving lives and making communities safer." Mr. Obama's move on guns also marked the reappearance of an old friend....
  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 12:40:23 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 65 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin ::Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let's face it, that's never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it's difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • Carson struggles to grasp foreign policy, his advisers say

    11/18/2015 7:27:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/15 | Trip Gabriel
    Ben Carson's remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State. Faced with increasing scrutiny about whether Carson -- who leads in some Republican presidential polls -- was capable of leading US foreign policy, two of his top advisers said in interviews with The New York Times that he had struggled to...
  • Why Are Global Policymakers So Clueless About Growth?

    11/17/2015 5:44:38 AM PST · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/16/2015 | Editorial
    Economics: Japan is back in recession, the EU is again slumping, once fast-growing nations such as China and Brazil are slowing dramatically, and the U.S. "recovery" looks pretty threadbare. Why are our policymakers so clueless? The second recession in three years for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is bad news not just for his country, but for others as well. Not only is Japan a major world economy, but it has unfortunately recently served as a kind of model for what not to do in economic policy. Following the same failed neo-Keynesian prescriptions of easy money, debt-fueled government spending and heavy...
  • Donald Trump Releases America First Policy Statement On U.S. Trade Deals….

    11/10/2015 10:12:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-10-2015 | sundance
    The currently considered TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal has the potential to be the fulcrum under every plank in the 2016 presidential election. Many people view immigration as the #1 concern underlying further economic issues – however, few people recognize that immigration is actually part of the TPP construct. Globalists, via Wall Street international financiers, are determined to get TPP passed into law. Few of the GOP candidates stand in the way; Donald Trump is the primary roadblock to the current globalist goals.
  • Consulting Firm With Clinton Ties Denies Influencing State Department Policy (Teneo)

    11/07/2015 2:06:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/06/15 | Amy Chozick
    The head of a consulting firm founded by one of Bill Clinton's closest aides pushed back against allegations by Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that the firm had undue influence on Hillary Rodham Clinton's diplomatic work. In a letter to the committee in October, Declan Kelly, the Irish-born chief executive of the firm, Teneo, responded to questions about an agreement that permitted Huma Abedin, one of Mrs. Clinton's closest aides and the vice chairwoman of her campaign, to receive income both from her position at the State Department and as...
  • Presidential Candidates Comparison

    10/28/2015 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Shery · 1 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | unknown | Conservative Review
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES COMPARISON Click on a rating to read more.
  • Finding Agreement in Criminal Justice Reform

    10/14/2015 11:29:10 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/13/2015 | Michael Reitz
    The states most potent power is the ability to penalize a person for crimes committed. Thus, the manner in which the state administers that responsibility is a fundamental issue of liberty. The fiscal component is of concern as well; every year Michigans corrections budget consumes nearly 2 billion state taxpayer dollars. The business community, always interested in a talented and vibrant workforce, recognizes the value of training and societal assimilation for former inmates. Finally, it is appropriate to evaluate how free-market solutions can improve the efficiency of the justice system. A focus on criminal justice reform is not new for...
  • Is Jeb Bush ready to embrace his last name?

    09/22/2015 5:32:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/22/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    He didnt plan to say it. But two hours into the second Republican presidential debate, Jeb Bush took a firm stand. He kept us safe, he said. The quick and simple defense of his brother, former president George W. Bush, earned one of the loudest rounds of applause of the night. Aides said it was an impromptu decision spurred by an attack from Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner. But those four words refocused a campaign in desperate need of a moment, and signaled the extent to which Jeb Bush has become comfortable even eager to highlight rather than...
  • Donald Trumps Policy on The Second Amendment

    09/21/2015 9:59:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump has put his Second Amendment position on his web page for the 2016 election cycle. The positions put forward are not new or bizarre. They follow the Donald pattern of political positions that are enormously popular, but which have been declared non-viable by political correctness and the Washington Cartel. Donald Trump, once again, ignores the political taboos created by the ruling elite to prevent the electorate from enacting changes that the electorate desires, but the elite fears. Here is a summation of the Donalds Second Amendment positions. You can go to Trumps site,, and read them yourself....
  • The October Surprise

    09/19/2015 10:34:48 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 9/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Former Senator George Mitchell famously said that,God does not take sides in politics. Mitchells observation might be about to change in the upcoming 2016 election. The highest ranking Catholic in government, Vice President Joe Biden is rumored to be considering a presidential run. The timing of his announcement is reportedly in late September. With the critical 25% swing Catholic vote at play in this election, Biden may find a powerful, and surprising ally in his presidential bid. As they say, politics make strange bedfellows, and this upcoming fall, Biden will have a powerful compadre in his presidential election bid: a...
  • Can We Grow At 4% Clip? Sure, With Right Policies

    09/04/2015 4:09:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 47 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/03/2015 | ANDREW ATKESON, LEE E. OHANIAN AND WILLIAM E. SIMON JR.
    It is no secret that the recovery from the recession that ended in June of 2009 has been virtually non-existent. More striking, however, is the impact that this recession and its aftermath have had on the conventional wisdom in Washington regarding America's long-term economic future. This is clearly seen in current forecasts of America's future economic potential from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which predict that a large portion of America's economic potential has been permanently lost. We believe that this remarkably pessimistic forecast is wrong. An economic policy agenda aimed at... [snip] The CBO's June 2015 estimate of America's...

    08/16/2015 11:07:00 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 22 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | Donald Trump
    This is a HTML LIST version of full text of IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN [Full text of Trump's Immigration plan]. Personally I find it easier to get information when the entire document is in a kind of outline format.
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by womens rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers human rights.