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  • Pro-Life Texas Legislators Receive Threats [“I hope your daughter’s raped.”]

    07/02/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | By Betsy Woodruff
    Pro-life legislators in the Texas statehouse have faced threats and abuse from pro-choice protesters, prompting at least one to bring in extra volunteers to help with security. State representative Jonathan Stickland tells NRO that being vocally pro-life has made him a target for abuse and threats from some of the pro-choice protesters in Austin. The night before state senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster, she requested that people send her stories about the importance of abortion rights that she could read during the filibuster. Stickland tells me that inspired him and a few other representatives from Tarrant County (part of which is...
  • Kirsten Powers: “There is something just fundamentally really, really wrong with our media”

    05/11/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 114 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05-11-2013
    Kirsten Powers hit back hard against those who are trying to make this Benghazi story about it being politicized by Republicans, saying that if nobody can cover it because it’s being politicized, then nothing in Washington can ever be covered.
  • Wow: CBS News President and WH Official Tied to Benghazi Scandal Are Brothers

    05/11/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2013 | Guy Benson
    One of the mainstream media journalists whose pursuit of the truth has been truly tenacious and nonpartisan is CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson. Her tough reporting has made life difficult for everyone from Hillary Clinton to the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans. She's also been relentless on the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal -- and, of course, Benghazi. As we mentioned this week, Attkisson's tough investigative journalism is starting to bother unnamed CBS News executives. Here's Politico's scoop, in case you missed it: But from where Attkisson is sitting, there are actually two Goliaths, one of which is almost...
  • SHOCK: IRS Admits to Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election, Apologizes

    05/10/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | May 10 2013 | Becket Adams
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.) issued the following statement: The fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. The Committee will aggressively follow up on the IG report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation.
  • "Gang of Eight" Sen. Dick Durbin defends participating in Chicago May Day event (VIDEO)

    05/02/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | (May 1, 2013) | Rebel Pundit
    CHICAGO - At Wednesday's annual May Day rally in downtown Chicago, Rebel Pundit was on hand to ask U.S. Senator Dick Durbin why he had no problem identifying with the radical factions that participated in the parade for amnesty, Marxism and anarchy. Durbin was aware he was talking to a "rightwing" news source after he asked his staffer "Breitbart?":
  • ABC News: Support for Gun Checks Stays High; Two-Thirds Back a Path for Immigrants

    04/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2013 | Gary Langer
    Support for a process providing legal status to undocumented immigrants reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while vast public backing for expanded background checks on gun sales held strong – two prominent issues coming to the fore in Congress.With a vote on gun control measures pending, 86 percent support extending background checks to gun sales at gun shows and online. Much smaller majorities support banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, 56 percent in each case, with the latter down from its peak, 65 percent in January, a month after the elementary school shootings in Newtown,...
  • Here we go – CNN Wolf Blitzer blames anti-tax group or tea party for Boston Marathon explosion

    04/15/2013 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    fireandreamitchell.com ^ | 4/15/13 | staff
    <p>Come on. Can’t even the media hacks stop the political BS for just a few hours while we pray for the people and victims of the bombings in Boston at the Marathon? Already, CNN leftist hack Wolf Blitzer is blaming ‘anti-tax’ groups or in other words the Tea Party for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I’ll post video as soon as it comes out. Go F*ck Yourself Wolf Blitzer and CNN. Seriously!</p>
  • What Bias? Liberals Not Too Upset Over Obama’s Trampling Of Our Constitutional Rights

    04/12/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-13 | Curt
    Five years after Obama was elected you still hear the left wail and cry over George W. Bush's "trampling" of American's rights. Interesting isn't it? One could argue that immediately after the worst attack on American soil the surveillance of anyone, including Americans, OUTSIDE of our borders was the prudent option to fight the enemy. In fact The Patriot Act had a sunset date so that Americans could debate in the future whether it was needed anymore. Now we have a President who says its perfectly legal to assassinate Americans on American soil with drones. Bu..bu..but, supporters sputter, it will...
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • It Takes A Village Idiot To Say Kids Belong To State

    04/09/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Family: An MSNBC contributor revisits the statist notion that while you gave birth to your children and feed and clothe them, they are only on loan to you by their true parent — a benevolent and all-knowing government. Melissa Harris-Perry, an African-American professor at Tulane, has endorsed the concept of human ownership by the state, something we thought history would teach her is a bad thing, saying in a promo for MSNBC that "we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong...
  • Obama Slams Republicans For Gun Reform "Stunts"

    04/09/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | April 9, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.
  • Obama Admin: Catholics, Evangelicals “Religious Extremists” Like KKK

    04/08/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration came under fire last week for a presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups in the same vein as al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. The Washington Free Beacon has more information about the Defense Department presentation: The presentation detailed a number of extremist threats within the U.S. military, including white supremacist groups, street gangs, and religious sects. The presentation identified seventeen religious organizations in a slide titled “religious extremism.” They include al Qaeda, Hamas, the Filipino separatist group Abu Sayyaf, and the Ku Klux Klan, which the slide identifies as a...
  • Colorado Democrats push for big election changes (Same Day Registration Voting)

    04/08/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Ivan Moreno
    DENVER — Colorado Democrats are planning sweeping changes to how elections are run in the state, to the dismay of Republican leaders who say they've been excluded from crafting a bill that that would allow same-day voter registration and require mailed ballots to every eligible voter. A bill of more than 100 pages is expected to be introduced this week, likely sparking a big partisan fight over whether the changes benefit one party over the other. Supporters of the changes, which also include eliminating the so-called "inactive voter" status, say the goal is to make voting more accessible. "I think...
  • The Right to Self-Defense

    04/08/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Government compels, restrains and takes. Thomas Jefferson understood that when he wrote that our liberties are inalienable and endowed by our Creator, and the only reason we have formed governments is to engage them to protect our liberties. We enacted the Constitution as the supreme law of the land to restrain the government. Yet somewhere along the way, government got the idea that it can more easily protect the freedom of us all from the abuses of a few by curtailing the freedom of us all. I know that sounds ridiculous, but that's where we are today. The anti-Second Amendment...
  • MSNBC: Your Kids Belong to the State

    04/08/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor. I believe she's at Tulane. It's a major university, wherever she teaches. She's an African-American professor at Tulane. That's right. She also has a show on PMSNBC. Of course they've got this slogan over there called "Lean Forward" or some such thing. Hosts of their shows are cutting promos that they run on the network, and last week they began airing a new Lean Forward promo for her show, which airs on the weekends. This is that promo. HARRIS-PERRY: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've...
  • Obama flying 11 relatives of Sandy Hook victims to D.C. on Air Force One so they can back gun

    04/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    associated Press ^ | 4/8/13 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is bringing 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut´s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One on Monday so they can personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition. A nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise, said that after Obama´s speech on gun control in Hartford, he is flying with relatives of seven children and one staffer killed during December´s massacre at the school. The White House says Obama is going to argue that lawmakers have an
  • States Look to Apply ‘Sin Tax’ to Firearm and Ammo Purchases (VIDEO)

    04/08/2013 1:01:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 20 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    For venal politicians on the front lines of the movement to subvert the Second Amendment, it’s a cunningly effective strategy: if they can’t ban it, they’re going to tax it. By adding a ‘sin tax’ to gun and ammo purchases they make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. It’s just a principle of economics. Participation drops the more expensive a hobby or a recreational activity becomes, even on an incremental scale. Of course, as mentioned, we’re not just talking about a hobby or an activity or even a bad habit. We’re...
  • Former SEAL Has Special Message for Bloomberg in New NRA Video: If You Really Cared About Freedom…

    04/08/2013 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    The Blaze via Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso has a special message for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others like him who are pushing for more gun control: "If you really cared about the American people, you'd stand up for more freedom for them, and not more power and status for yourself." The 12-year veteran is one of the newest NRA News contributors and has just released a diatribe against politicians who say they stand up for American safety but are quick to sacrifice essential freedom.
  • COMMUNISM SURVIVOR BLASTS SALEM GUN GRABBERS: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT FREEDOM IS!" (video)

    04/08/2013 4:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | april 7, 2013
    "You don't know what freedom is because you never lost it!" With a pointed finger Manuel Martinez called out Anti-Gun Committee Leader Floyd Prozansky during heated testimony on Friday. You can bet Prozansky got the message. To quote Mr. Martinez: "malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established ... a dictatorial regime ... in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People." Mr. Martinez escaped the brutal Communist regime in Cuba in 1954. His testimony included how...
  • Maureen Dowd: Can We Get Hillary Without the Foolery?

    04/07/2013 9:56:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 6, 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    PLEASE don’t ask me this anymore. It’s such a silly question. Of course Hillary is running. I’ve never met a man who was told he could be president who didn’t want to be president. So naturally, a woman who’s told she can be the first commandress in chief wants to be. “Running for president is like sex,” James Carville told me. “No one ever did it once and forgot about it.” Joe Biden wants the job. He’s human (very). But he’s a realist. He knows the Democratic Party has a messianic urge to finish what it started so spectacularly with...
  • Boston Globe Says Django Unchained Conjures 'House Negroes' Like Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain

    12/29/2012 12:48:49 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | by Christian Toto
    The Boston Globe's review of "Django Unchained" stands as a prime example of stellar movie criticism. Critic Wesley Morris clearly spent hours crafting his thoughts, likely in tribute to the film's artistic excellence. Yet Morris' column contains a paragraph that could be considered even uglier than the violence pulsating through director Quentin Tarantino's genre mashup. Samuel L. Jackson plays crusty, waxen Stephen as a vision of depraved loyalty and bombastic jive that cuts right past the obvious association with Uncle Tom. The movie is too modern for what Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. He’s conjuring the house...
  • Facebook bans Ghandi quote as part of revisionist history purge

    12/29/2012 11:20:37 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 70 replies
    The Natural News website ^ | 12/27/2012 | Mike Adams The Health Ranger
    (NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated. They then demanded we...
  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • Peter Berkowitz: Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers

    05/08/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/06/2012 | Peter Berkowitz
    It would be difficult to overstate the significance of The Federalist for understanding the principles of American government and the challenges that liberal democracies confront early in the second decade of the 21st century. Yet despite the lip service they pay to liberal education, our leading universities can't be bothered to require students to study The Federalist... Small wonder it took so long for progressives to realize that arguments about the constitutionality of ObamaCare are indeed serious. The masterpiece of American political thought originated as a series of newspaper articles published under the pseudonym Publius in New York between October...
  • Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment

    04/19/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment By Terence P. Jeffrey April 19, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals. The First Amendment says in part: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or...
  • New Tone: Union Rally Speaker Tells Scott Walker 'We Cut Your Head Off'

    04/19/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 19, 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    New Tone: Union Rally Speaker Tells Scott Walker 'We Cut Your Head Off' Tuesday, over 2000 union protesters rolled into Springfield, IL, to protest Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, speaking at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Once again they came to chant and sing, and chant and sing they did. It was a typical sea of matching t-shirts—a favored strategy of intimidation—along with their placards of “solidarity” and profane signs. They scattered four giant inflatable rats throughout the crowd, with a gargantuan cardboard cut out of Governor Scott Walker standing out, as well.Presidents of the AFL-CIO, Michael T. Carrigan of Illinois...
  • Allen West Ends Myth Progressives Aren't Extreme

    04/12/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012
    Politics: The left had a fit of the vapors after GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida insinuated that there were boatloads of communists in Congress among Democrats. Well, maybe not, but where there's smoke, there's fire. Speaking before a town hall in Jensen Beach, Fla., the popular congressman said: "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the communist party." A staffer later explained that he was referring to the far-left congressional Progressive Caucus, all of whose members have truly radical pasts. West's statement ignited a firestorm. How dare he suggest that...
  • Are there Communists in the US House of Representatives?

    04/12/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT · by DBeers · 35 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 11 April 2012 | Kevin Price
    Tea Party favorite, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) made headlines this week by saying there are members of the Communist party in the US House.  The Daily Caller  reported of a recent town hall meeting of the Congressman. “I believe there are about 78 or 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party,” West said in response to a question at the event. After a dramatic pause, he added, “it’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.” Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business and Publisher of the US Daily Review actually covered an event of the Communist Party USA...
  • As Trayvon Martin riots loom, the STORM manifesto displays relevance

    04/07/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 33 replies
    I was listening to a local talk show discussing Trayvon Martin and how potential riots are coming, and one of the comments of a caller hit me: Rodney King. We're dealing with revolutionaries here - there are no coincidences. So I whipped out my trusty copy of the Reclaiming Revolution manifesto and flipped a few pages. Right there on page 5,(or section 2 1:50) is where it mentions how Roots Against War(RAW - STORM's predecessor) helped organize the protests behind the Rodney King riots. As I made note of not too long ago, Van Jones is a self-described communist.(And the...
  • 5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around

    04/03/2012 1:15:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with. It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the...
  • The Silent Majority is About to Explode

    03/21/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's a story from Fox News. This... See, I have a sense of things in this country. I believe there's a great silent majority. I think you're in it. The silent majority is made up of people who are not represented by the Democrat Party or the mainstream media. The silent majority are the people who get up and go to work, try to play by the rules, try to do everything right according to their morality and sense of ethics and their sense of right and wrong. They get laughed at and made fun of for...
  • ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal

    02/25/2012 7:06:18 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | Geoffrey Dickens
    Deaths, guns, whistle-blowers and the highest law officer in the land stonewalling a congressional investigation are the juicy ingredients of a story network news reporters would love to cover – if a Republican were in office. However, when Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Thursday (February 2) before a House oversight committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the news was completely ignored by NBC and ABC (there was one full story on Friday's CBS This Morning). The virtual blackout of Holder's testimony continues an overall trend of ABC and NBC burying one of the Obama administration's biggest scandals, despite continual...
  • Bill Ayers's ‘Crystal Chaos'

    02/03/2011 3:12:33 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 03, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    In doing research for my book, "Deconstructing Obama," which will be in the bookstores next week, I came upon a passage from Bill Ayers's 2001 memoir "Fugitive Days" that bears reflection in light of the madness that has settled on Egypt. In the way of background, a little more than a year ago Ayers and 1400 of his radical pals from around the world descended on Egypt like a plague of frogs. Egypt was to be a staging ground for their proposed "freedom ride" to Gaza.
  • Silence the GOP Lies! (Vanity)

    07/23/2010 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Dough · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity
    context: My older brother, in spite of many fine qualities, is a real knee-jerk liberal - what I call a "Doonesbury Democrat" since he seems to look at things like that comic strip's author. At his house I noticed a notepad (like the ones drug reps hand out to doctors) in the kitchen with the following heading on each page:"Stand with Barack Obama for lasting change - Silence the GOP lies" And I just thought, doesn't this putrid sentiment just about sum up the leftist outlook on political discourse? Not "I disagree with what you say but I'll defend to...
  • Journolisters debate, endorse government control of Fox News

    07/21/2010 11:07:37 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 7-21-10 | Ed Morrissey
    Tucker Carlson has another Journolist exclusive today for the Daily Caller, and this one rates high on the irony meter. Jonathan Strong starts off his report with the assessments of the Tea Party as fascists, if not flat-out Nazis, by Journolist members such as Bloomberg News’ Ryan Donmoyer, who clearly needs a refresher course on early 20th-century history with his insipid confusion of normal political rallies to the Beer Hall Putsch and the SA. We’ll get back to that in a moment, because the real meat comes on page 2, where reporters from Time Magazine and the British newspaper Guardian...
  • Race issues beset Obama's "post-racial" presidency (Smear about Tea Party)

    07/21/2010 10:32:40 PM PDT · by hercuroc · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:12pm EDT | Patricia Zengerle
    Whether intended or not, the furor over the Sherrod case distracted media attention on Wednesday from one of Obama's biggest achievements -- his signing of a historic reform of financial regulation that was opposed by conservatives. Conservatives had linked the tape to the NAACP asking the conservative "Tea Party" political movement to denounce racism by some of its members. Images such as Obama with a bone through his nose and the White House with a lawn full of watermelons are often displayed at Tea Party rallies.
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)" SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • Remember Its The Freedom Stupid! Tie A Red White and Blue Ribbon in Front of Your House

    03/22/2010 6:57:42 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 253+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/22/09 | The Lid
    The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the people altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments, not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone, and that it will not depend merely on the comparative ambition or address of the different governments, whether either, or which...
  • Democrats Put Themselves on the Road to the White House in 1910

    03/23/2006 7:44:21 AM PST · by Frank T · 14 replies · 886+ views
    Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs ^ | March 2006 | Andrew E. Busch
    Of all the midterm elections of the last century, the elections of 1910 have to rank among the highest in terms of significance. Republicans had won the previous four presidential elections beginning with William McKinley’s first victory over William Jennings Bryan in 1896. Indeed, among Democratic presidential candidates, only Grover Cleveland had won the White House in the 50 years since Abraham Lincoln was first elected. The GOP seemed solidly in control of Congress, and the Republican Speaker of the House, "Uncle Joe" Cannon, ran the House of Representatives with an iron fist. Yet all was not well in the...
  • Progressive Miseducation 101

    09/15/2005 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Frank T · 15 replies · 570+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Sept. 5, 2003 | Andrew Wolf
    In preparation for the new school year that is set to begin on Monday,teachers,principals,and even parent coordinators are being subjected to endless hours of “professional development.” In fact, hundreds of millions of dollars, an unprecedented amount anywhere, will be spent every year to train these staffers. So that us ordinary folk can keep up with the Bloomberg educational “reforms,” I humbly submit this short “professional development” course to help parents and taxpayers understand what is really going on. The new uniform literacy curriculum is actually not a curriculum at all.