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  • Does the End of History Result in Political Decay?

    10/21/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, "Political Order and Political Decay." The news is full of stories of political decay: the Centers for Disease Control and Ebola; the Department of Veterans Affairs' health service; the Internal Revenue Service political targeting. Europe gives us the dysfunctional euro and no-growth welfare states. Not to mention failed states in the Middle East and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics have lambasted Fukuyama for proclaiming, in the title of his 1992 book, "The End of History." That's not entirely fair. His argument there was that the battle of ideas...
  • The Progressive Pajama Boy Era is Over

    10/20/2014 3:41:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The progressive will continue to haunt American politics, but his current hipster incarnation is headed for extinction. Obama’s approval ratings and MSNBC’s viewer ratings are in a close race to the bottom of Death Valley. It’s only a question of which set of obnoxious hipsters with a head full of bad policy ideas and no real life experience will be fired first; the Maddow crew or the White House staff. The progressive pajama boy era is over. The asexual messenger bag toting wonk has met an ISIS Jihadist and run home to its non-traditional family. Liberalism isn’t over, but its...
  • Greenfield: The Progressive Pajama Boy Era is Over

    10/20/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, October 20, 2014 The Progressive Pajama Boy Era is Over Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Obama’s approval ratings and MSNBC’s viewer ratings are in a close race to the bottom of Death Valley. It’s only a question of which set of obnoxious hipsters with a head full of bad policy ideas and no real life experience will be fired first; the Maddow crew or the White House staff. The progressive pajama boy era is over. The asexual messenger bag toting wonk has met an ISIS Jihadist and run home to its non-traditional family. Liberalism isn’t...
  • The Magical Land of Progressitopia

    10/18/2014 8:29:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 15, 2014 | Matt Barber
    There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there were those who saw the world as they oh-so-very-much wished it could be. The former were called the Trads, and the latter, the Progs. It was the Progs who held dominion over this great land, and so it was they who wrote, or re-wrote, her history. Now, in this kingdom we must remember that Christianity, or “Christianism” as it would later be...
  • The Shadow Party: Part III (Important)

    10/12/2004 3:01:50 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 1,340+ views
    FPM ^ | October 11, 2004 | David Horowitz and Richard Poe
    At the Shadow Party’s "Take Back America" conference in Washington on June 3, 2004, following a glowing introduction from Hillary Clinton, George Soros stepped to the podium to explain to the audience that when it came to electoral politics in the USA, he was a newcomer. Only his outrage over Bush’s invasion of Iraq had stirred him to get involved in the partisan struggle. "[I]t is the first time that I feel that I need to stand up and do something, and become really engaged in the electoral process in this country," Soros said.[1] This was far from the truth,...
  • Like father, like son—Soros’ funds all progressives

    10/16/2014 9:46:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Soros' son, Jonathon, has taken on the mantle of sponsoring democrat and independent candidates who expect to further the restriction of wealth accumulation in America To this day, most people are still unacquainted with George Soros and his agenda to foil every citizen’s access to the American dream. As a man who has exploited the worst aspects of capitalism to acquire billions of dollars, it seems inexplicable that he campaigns against the very free enterprise system that made him a money mogul, and recruits other millionaires to his cause. Soros, an international felon, has abused the currency market to create...
  • The Cultural Marxist Origins of Modern Progressivism

    10/12/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Political Hat ^ | October 1, 2014
    Most people when they think of Marxism, think of the Soviet Union and its abject failure. Indeed, most people feel that Marxism is not a threat… even the Communist Chinese have embraces Capitalism, of a sorts. Marxism, though, is not only still a threat, but is on the verge of (if it has already not achieved) overthrowing the West. It is not the classical Marxism that focused on economic aspects, but cultural Marxism, which focuses in on immanentizing the eschaton by cultural and social upheaval.It is important to out the modern-day proponents of Cultural Marxism and out them for what...
  • The Media Taboo: Reds Mobilize for Democrats

    10/12/2014 11:55:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    The "people's movement" is a reference to progressives working within the Democratic Party The Washington Post headline said the convoluted answer constituted “40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama.” The Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate evaded direct questions from a newspaper’s editorial board about whether she had voted for Obama. It was truly an embarrassment. NBC’s Chuck Todd basically said she’s finished as a candidate. But while Lundergan Grimes is avoiding the issue, and Obama is not even on the ballot this year, the Communist Party is openly organizing against the Republican...
  • Progressives Want to Silence, not Debate, Opponents

    10/08/2014 11:36:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Rather than participate in the national discussion involving the market place of ideas, some on the “progressive” side of the debate want to silence — or in one extreme case imprison — those who disagree with them. Consider the tactics and goals progressives have said they are using to win their arguments: Environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. actually said in an interview that he wished there was a law to imprison those who don’t believe in global warming. “So, if RFK Jr. wants to jail everyone who disagrees with him — that the sustainability and livability of the earth is...
  • Infecting a Nation for Politics and Money

    10/08/2014 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressivism on parade. We are all global citizens now and borders and sovereignty are a thing of the past “The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.”—Christopher Manes, Earth First! “I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal Should flights coming from West African nations be cancelled and our borders closed? According to Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the answer is “No, absolutely not.” “When you start closing countries like that, there is...
  • Extreme Conservatives in Search of Purity

    10/04/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Don't give America to the hard left liberal progressive commie bastard democrats because you can't find purity in the Republican Party A listener to my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs program on KCAA AM1050, and regular reader of Political Pistachio, emails me often to challenge what he considers to be my oath to the Republican Party. I have no oath to the GOP. My oath is to God, and my political ideology is that of a Classical Centrist, which is someone that, without compromise, supports the original intent of the United States Constitution. I wish, I have told Nathan,...
  • Progressives’ Moral Equivalence

    09/28/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    You’ve seen this a lot in the last decade and a half: progressives asserting a moral equivalence between radial Islam and Christianity. The argument usually goes something like, “Yeah, sure, terrorists are bad, but they’re hardly the only people to kill in the name of their religion!” Then there’s the obligatory reference to the crusades. OK, sure, Christianity, like most religions, has had some less-than-flattering moments. But it’s history. If you can point me to the mass graves, severed heads or buildings for Christianity in our lifetime… no need to finish that sentence because there aren’t any. Christianity is an...
  • Bishop Livieres: "Pope Francis Will Have to Answer Before God For The Dismissal"

    09/27/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Friday, September 26, 2014 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Asuncion / Rome) Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, dismissed yesterday from his office by Pope Francis, sees himself as a victim of an intrigue, which he describes as "ideological persecution." In an open letter to the Prefect of the Roman Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the bishop wrote that Pope Francis will have to answer for his decision before God. At the same time Bishop Livieres announced that he has as yet no knowledge of the contents of the investigation report of the Papal Visitor, Cardinal Santos Abril. As a "son of the Church,"...
  • When Progressives Consider Child-Rape Defensible

    09/24/2014 4:31:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/24/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The umpteenth case of child sex abuse in Britain perpetrated by Muslims, the Rotherham abuse case, has understandably left the self-proclaimed “progressives” and multiculturalists in disarray. The Leftist media outlets are on the defensive but still trying to maintain their ground.Their best weapons are to distract public attention by diverting it to whatever has not been committed by Muslims, and the use of double standards, of which the most shocking example is the differential treatment of Muslims versus the Catholic Church.The same people, assorted Leftists and secularists, who immediately jumped to the conclusion that all Catholic clergymen are either directly...
  • English Proficiency Matters

    09/24/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    According to the latest findings of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institute, nearly 10 percent of working-age adults in Americans have limited or no understanding of the English language. Their findings rebuke decades of rhetoric from the Progressive left insisting that multiculturalism and language diversity is of benefit to the nation as a whole and a more "compassionate" way to look at American assimilation. Brookings provided the data to justify what conservatives have known all along, the mastery of English proficiency matters greatly. It is the first key step to upward mobility and vital to becoming a "true" American. The concept of true...
  • Clarice Feldman: Crazy Things Progressives Believe

    09/14/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    These days I live in a state of almost continual amazement, bedazzled by the things progressives believe. Earlier this week the New York Times had to print a correction which is probably the number one all time winner in a long line of their recent corrections: “Correction: September 8, 2014 An earlier version of a summary that appeared with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.” Seriously, someone was hired to and does write for the major progressive publication in America who thought that Dick Cheney had been our president. And what...
  • 'Progressive Moral Depravity': A Confederacy of Dunces

    09/07/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Clarice Feldman
    There’s a wonderful book, A Confederacy of Dunces, the title of which refers to an epigraph from Jonathan Swift's essay, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting": "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." I was reminded of it this week when the confederacy of dunces both here and in Great Britain seems to have linked arms against the genius of Western civilization and the long-suffering middle class which has for so long sustained it. Key players in the confederacy are perpetually offended...
  • Communists in Congress? Just count 'em

    09/01/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 08/18/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In both volumes, Loudon has proved himself to be among the foremost experts in the world investigating and reporting the penetration of communists, socialists and the current group of “progressives” affiliated with Democratic Party politics who portray themselves as liberals. In his 2011 book, Loudon presented documented evidence that Barack Obama’s rise in politics was not an accident, but a conscious, decade-long effort by the radical left to promote a candidate with African roots. Obama, he said, was packaged as an engaging and seemingly harmless Trojan Horse radical, sent to Chicago to refine his skills running for office as a...
  • The Democrat Party is the NEW Communist Party in America

    09/01/2014 6:54:29 AM PDT · by kindred · 35 replies
    Well, not so new, actually. It took the lead Communist in the U.S., Barack Obama, to really bring Communism out of the shadows and put it on full display. Why are they the Communist Party? Don’t listen to their words; look at their deeds. That’s the true measure of a man. In 1984 Gus Hall made a public appearance and stated that he would no longer be a candidate for President under the Communist Party of American party banner. His vice presidential running mater in 1984 was Angela Davis, self-proclaimed Communist and a member of the Black Panthers. Gus had...
  • Top Soil may be Blown Away, but Subsoil will Restore it

    09/02/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/2/14 | Jerry Todd
    The fragile topsoil of freedom and enterprise can be clogged with the hardpan of regulations or blown away by the evil winds of “progressivism.” There are simple ways to draw from Subsoil (the combined application of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity)… See here for more details: http://www.principia-scientific.org/chaos-and-subsoil-where-science-prospers.html Lawmaking and bureaucracy must incorporate Subsoil into the conception, design and government operations to preserve the American Way of Life as the Founders intended. Sworn Constitutional officers must honor the solemnity of their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution in spite of political agendas. Five important questions must be asked, truthfully...
  • I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

    09/01/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like “Busta Troll” are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a Satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views. The conservative Citizens’ Post page on Facebook was hijacked by the “Goatz Alliance,” which also goes by the name “Busta Troll,” by pretending to be from...
  • United States: Climate mov't must stand with Ferguson

    08/31/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Green Left Weekly ^ | September 1, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    US soldiers on the streets of New Orleans after it has devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2004. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed Black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown ― the unarmed Black teenager shot dead by police on August 9 ― his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given...
  • This is Like Heaven, But Not Good Enough for Progressives

    08/31/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives: Spoiled brats who have no point of reference or baseline to compare to and appreciate their windfall of prosperity My 1977 English teacher who said I would never amount to anything because my English was not British enough, taught me how to type on an old Remington typewriter with each letter attached to a striking metal arm. These armed letters often tangled if I typed too fast. When the school was allowed a few IBM SELECTRIC typewriters, I felt like we had arrived. I could type really fast, 85 words per minute. One of the big shots in the...
  • Egalitarianism Is Not What Leftist Politicians Make You Think

    08/25/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Egalitarianism" sounds so good, progressive, enlightened and compassionate. And above all, of course, caring. But in reality the opposite of all those adjectives is closer to the truth of egalitarianism. For the only way to make all the individuals of a society equal is to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Recently it was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Three years later, in 1917, the Russian Revolution took place. This should remind us that in the past almost 100 years during which attempts at equalisation were repeatedly made, everybody - except...
  • Moral Relativists In The University: They Aren’t Who You Think They Are

    08/24/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-24-14 | Collin Garbarino
    This year the movie God Is Not Dead preyed on every Christian parent’s fear of sending a child off to college only to have their family’s faith and values undermined by an atheist college professor espousing some form of moral relativism. The movie hinges on a certain cliché, but the cliché is a cliché because many of us took a class with “that professor.” He might not have been so over-the-top, but his prejudices were evident. The American university tends to be fairly hostile to the conservative movement. One of the core tenets of conservatism is the Judeo-Christian teaching that...
  • The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy: Reviving the 'vigilant and manly spirit' of republicanism

    08/18/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | Professors David Corbin and Matt Parks
    In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) “insignificant” and “inconsequential” in a debate on the House floor. Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner? She didn’t count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House. Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino’s argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. Perhaps it was a momentary lapse in judgment in the midst...
  • Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo

    08/17/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by gorush · 6 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 8-15-2014 | By Annie Getsinger |
    Fighting Bob Fest will return to Baraboo next month after taking place in Madison for the past three years. The political festival, set for Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds, was first held in Baraboo in 2002 to honor the legacy of the late U.S. senator and former Wisconsin Gov. Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. La Follette is considered one of the founders of the progressive movement and organizers say the intent of the festival is to honor his contributions and energize progressives by providing a forum for speakers, networking and camaraderie. The annual festival, which draws thousands, was...
  • “College Democrats of America” prove they too hate supporting Israel; Jewish Dems are you listening?

    08/13/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Evan Goldstein, a social media coordinator for College Democrats of America (CDA) believes those who support Israel’s right to defend herself are “dou#@*bags” who should “go f&^k” themselves. He is secure in this knowledge because he is a perfectly formed liberal Democrat. To be a Democrat in 2014 is to hate America and Israel as our main ally in the Middle East. This hatred must extend to anyone who dares defend America and/or Israel and must be expressed in the vilest most personal manner in order to prove how truly progressive one is. More than this, to be a really...
  • The Power Of Scapegoating

    08/10/2014 4:46:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It’s a tradition as old as time – blaming someone else for one’s own problems. It’s called “scapegoating,” and humans have a long history of it. We blame others for our own hardships because, well, it’s easier than dealing with the fact that most, if not all, our problems are the result of choices we made. How many people do you know who’ve been fired from a job and said something along the lines of “My boss hated me?” People have been fired out of spite, but for the most part, it doesn’t happen to great employees. Know any...
  • “Liberal” Is Just A Synonym For “Smug”

    08/10/2014 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. It's like a soda pop executive whose proudest achievement was thinking up New Coke. For the liberals who aren’t liberal solely because someone is handing them checks for plopping onto the couch all day instead of working, liberalism has become less an ideology than an attitude. It’s an attitude of serene superiority over everyone else based upon absolutely nothing more than liberals’ utter certainty of the rightness of their collectivist cause. That history shows that collectivism always leads...
  • Squeegee men are back and terrorizing city streets

    08/07/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2014 | Erin Calabrese, Kathleen Culliton and Bruce Golding
    They were the ultimate symbol of the lawlessness and blight of the 1980s and early 1990s — and now they’re making a comeback. Squeegee men are menacing motorists across New York City, including spots near the Holland, Lincoln and Queens-Midtown tunnels, as well as the Queensboro Bridge, The Post has learned. Residents and drivers who pass through the areas said the panhandlers are spraying and wiping windshields without permission to shake down drivers for cash. Benthins, who has also been seen with a squeegee near Times Square, was using a wadded-up copy of the amNewYork free newspaper as a rag....
  • Smarter than Thou: Neil deGrasse Tyson and America’s nerd problem

    07/30/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 30, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    ‘My great fear,” Neil deGrasse Tyson told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in early June, “is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens but they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth.” In response to this rather standard little saw, Hayes laughed as if he had been trying marijuana for the first time. All told, one suspects that Tyson was not including either himself or a fellow traveler such as Hayes as inhabitants of Earth, but was instead referring to everybody who is not in their coterie. That, alas, is...
  • #livethewage Proves Congress Has No Idea How To Budget

    Progressive group Think Progress has been putting on a bit of poverty theater over on Twitter. If you look up #livethewage you’ll find a number of progressive Congressmen pretending to live on $77 worth of groceries for an entire week. It’s all theater, meant to shock people into supporting an increased minimum wage. Thus sardines and saltine crackers are a regular purchase, for no other reason than they’re meant to shock us. In reality, these Congressmen shock us by their inability to budget or shop sales. In one case, Rep. Barbara Lee budgeted $5 for toothpaste. My wife can buy...
  • The Original Tea Partiers: How GOP Insurgents Invented Progressivism

    07/22/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/22/2014 | MICHAEL WOLRAICH
    Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette and his supporters pioneered long-shot primary challenges, strong ideology, and populist rhetoric a century ago.
  • Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ [BARF]

    07/15/2014 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Tucson Progressive ^ | July 15, 2014 | By Pamela Powers Hannley
    Two Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains in Oracle, Arizona. While liberals in Tucson are welcoming the children and touting the 250 jobs the migrant shelter and processing center will bring to a struggling part of the city, rednecks north of town are planning a Murrieta-style ugly American protest to greet 40 children who could be housed at the Sycamore Canyon Academy on the back side of Mountain Lemmon. (KVOA story here.) You’ll remember that several days ago Murrieta, California made headlines...
  • Progressives turn from Obama to embrace Elizabeth Warren

    07/15/2014 9:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/15/2014 | Robert Costa
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes that her presence might shift the political winds in an increasingly Republican state. The rally on behalf of Senate candidate Natalie Tennant was the latest in a string of recent Warren appearances in red and blue states alike, where Democratic base voters have embraced her fiery message as an envoy to working-class voters frustrated with both Wall Street and the Obama administration. “Our job is to fight...
  • Dem Opposes GOP Lawmaker’s Plan for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

    07/15/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    – Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) expressed opposition Friday to a proposed plan to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, saying the proposal would put “more barriers between women and contraceptives.”"I believe it would put more barriers to women's health and contraception," Udall said at a July 11 press conference, according to the Associated Press.The plan proposed by the man challenging Udall for his Senate seat – Rep. Cory Gardener (R-Colo.) - would give women over-the-counter access to birth control, but customers would have to pay the cost charged by drug stores and other retailers for contraceptives.At the press...
  • Help Turn Trevor Loudon’s Book Into a “Game Changing” Movie

    07/10/2014 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/10/14 | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loudon’s The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress is to be turned into a “game changing” movie. Timed for release in August 2015 “The Enemies Within” will be like no other film ever released in America. Production standards will be Hollywood quality. Guiding values however, will be 100% American. The Enemies Within will name names, and and go where no one has gone in modern times, in its quest to awaken Americans to the enemies within their own government.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

    07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 7, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity ===================================================== President Barack Obama is in Texas today. Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States. This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum. The argument on the left is...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

    07/09/2014 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Organizers of Netroots Nation, America’s largest annual gathering of progressive activists, took the wraps off of a major and welcome surprise this afternoon with the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden would be coming to Detroit to speak to the convention during a special Thursday afternoon general session. It will also be Biden’s first appearance at Netroots Nation. He was invited to participate in the Presidential Leadership Forum held in Netroots Nation’s second year, in Chicago (back then, the convention was known as YearlyKos), but declined to attend due to his desire to participate in another event. The other contenders...
  • Why Facebook's 'Voter Megaphone' Is the Real Manipulation to Worry About

    07/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT · by dalight · 11 replies
    Techpresident.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Micah L. Sifry
    Two years ago, on the morning of the 2012 election in the United States, I got an email with an urgent subject line: "You should write the story of how Facebook blew an opportunity to turn out 300k voters." The sender, a veteran progressive online activist who would prefer to remain anonymous, was upset for good reason. The election was bound to be close, and as of 10am that morning he hadn't yet seen an "I'm Voting" button on his Facebook page, nor had another colleague of his. Nor was one on my own Facebook page. Given that when Facebook...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • Why Democrats Are So Confident

    07/03/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Ronald Brownstein
    It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that House Republicans had officially shelved immigration reform. Both disputes reaffirmed the GOP's identity as the champion of the forces most resistant to the profound demographic and cultural dynamics reshaping American life—and Democrats as the voice of those who most welcome these changes. And both clashes captured a parallel shift: While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident...
  • Have Some Fun With Progressives This Independence Day

    07/03/2014 6:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I thought I’d take this opportunity, while it still exists, to mock our progressive friends. You can spot them at your barbecue. They’re the ones who brought the tofu hockey pucks they call veggie-burgers, the 6-pack of micro-brew beer they keep in a small cooler that never leaves their side so no one can grab one – as if anyone would – and smoking American Spirit cigarettes. They also haven’t showered in a while, so the flies are a dead giveaway. When you come across these tolerant people gleefully judging everyone to...
  • Common Core Subtraction

    07/02/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Big name Republicans giving their full-throated support to the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms don’t dwell too much on what they are. They don’t look good in close-up. Common Core State Standards “Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in math were developed to address the criticism that national math curriculums were ‘a mile wide and an inch deep,’” Sarah Perry writes in a Family Research Council (FRC) issue brief. “The drafters sought to develop more focus and coherence through the standards, with the belief that those students who can explain mathematical rules would have a better chance at succeeding in...
  • Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism

    06/30/2014 4:19:49 PM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | Monday, September 08, 2008 | John C. Goodman
    In the history of politics, there is only one fundamental, abiding issue: It is individualism vs. collectivism. Do individuals have the right to pursue their own happiness, as Thomas Jefferson thought and as the Declaration of Independence deemed self-evident? Or do we have an obligation to live our lives for the community or the state, as most societies have claimed throughout most of history?Yet if this is the paramount political issue, why is it not forthrightly debated in presidential elections and in other contests for public office? The reason is that American political debates tend to be dominated by...
  • The Looting of Italy

    06/30/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 10 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    This is an article that was written and sent to me by Alessandra Nucci, an Italian journalist and friend. It describes what the European Union has done to Italy. Since it's a very long article, I've broken it down in 4 parts. Here is the first part. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How would you feel if for years you had been picking up shipwrecked penniless migrants from Africa, dumped by criminal agents all over the Mediterranean, ferrying them to your shores and taking them in by the thousands, only to see yourself made the butt of sarcasm, reproaches and even pecuniary fines...
  • U.S. court revives Abu Ghraib detainees' torture case

    06/30/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY JONATHAN STEMPEL
    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc that accused the defense contractor's employees of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said a lower court judge had erred in concluding he lacked jurisdiction to hear claims by four Iraqi plaintiffs because the alleged incidents occurred in Iraq. Monday's decision has the potential to expand legal liability for contractors who work with and undertake sensitive tasks on behalf of U.S. troops outside the country.
  • Dr. Duke Pesta - Common Core - Manufacturing Compliant Drones

    06/29/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 6 replies
    The Mind Renewed ^ | June 27, 2014 | Julian Charles and Dr. Duke Pesta
    Everyone believes in "standards" don't they? So what could possibly be wrong with "Common Core" (the US education system's "Common Core State Standards Initiative")? After all, is it not "a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English... created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live"?* Not according to Dr. Duke Pesta, professor of English at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, who joins us for an extended and detailed interview on the genesis, content and ideology of Common Core...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    06/28/2014 7:33:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    la times ^ | 6-28-14 | Henry Chu
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions of lives lost in a conflict on a scale never before seen.. Exactly 100 years ago Saturday, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife, Sophie, were shot at close range by a young Serbian nationalist on the streets of Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain reaction that, barely a...