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  • Trump and the Military: Part 2

    08/13/2020 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2020 | Armstrong Williams
    Under President Barack Obama, and President Bush before him, America's admirals and generals have utterly failed to prepare us to fight adversaries such as Russia and China. The worst kept secret in the Pentagon is that the U.S. military may well lose a war to China. In scenario after scenario, war game after war game, our military keeps losing. Why? Because for decades, America's admirals and generals have invested trillions of taxpayer dollars in legacy military systems that made admirals and generals feel good (manned fighter aircraft, aircraft carriers) but made us increasingly vulnerable to competitors, namely China and Russia....
  • Trump and the Military: Part 1

    08/06/2020 5:48:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2020 | Armstrong Williams
    President Donald Trump's frayed relations with the U.S. military could imperil some of his most notable achievements. The relationship between Trump and America's admirals and generals has reached a low point. This is a shame because it may imperil the Trump presidency and is terrible for the republic. Moreover, it is a real shame because the U.S. military has been in desperate need of reform, and Trump has, at heart, the right set of instincts about how to reform it. Let us begin with this: History will not look kindly on the military leaders who led America into 20-plus years...
  • New Trump Policy Would Restore Voting To Its Rightful Owners — Citizens

    07/24/2020 7:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Ben Weingarten
    Political representation should not be driven by foreign citizens. All Americans who claim to care about voting rights should be cheering the Trump administration’s new policy on congressional apportionment, which would help restore representative government by transferring political power from illegal immigrants back into the hands of citizens.That our political class granted power to those unlawfully in America ought to outrage anyone who cares about the sanctity of the ballot and the rule of law. Yet this fact has persisted for decades under administrations both Democratic and Republican. The Trump administration, on behalf of forgotten Americans, has been uniquely willing...
  • General Flynn is an American Hostage

    07/12/2020 6:03:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2020 | Jeff Crouere
    <p>In the last four years, no one in our country has been more abused by our judicial system than General Michael Flynn. This American hero is a 33-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant General. Incredibly, he has been treated even worse than President Trump.</p>
  • President Trump is a Champion of the Catholic Faith

    06/14/2020 4:02:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2020 | Lou Holtz
    When I arrived on the campus of Notre Dame in 1986 to coach the football team, I had a sign placed in a stairwell leading onto the field that read, “Play Like a Champion Today.” 34 years later, I can’t help but think of how President Trump has been a champion for the Catholic community. As a lifelong Catholic, I’m compelled to speak out. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C. recently criticized President Donald Trump for visiting to the St. John Paul II National Shrine, claiming that the shrine should have “never been used as a place for a political...
  • Giving Unemployed Americans an Additional $600 Through 2020 Would Create a Dangerous Unemployment Trap

    06/13/2020 5:29:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | June 13, 2020 | Zilvinas Silenas
    It is no secret that tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs when the government shut down their businesses – restaurants, bars, etc. Of course, some of those job losses would have occurred even without government interference – people do not want to rub elbows during the pandemic. However, it is fair to say that massive government intervention did contribute to additional losses of income to millions. It is also no secret that showering the voters with money in an election year is a tactic employed by politicians all around the world. Some of the emergency $600 weekly...
  • Pause Guest-worker Visas During a Pandemic

    06/11/2020 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2020 | Ryan James Gidursky
    President Trump recently paused all permanent immigration to the United States -- but his administration is still welcoming in hundreds of thousands of temporary guest workers. And these foreign laborers aren't just picking fruit or packing meat. Many are coming on H-1B "high-skilled" visas to take white-collar roles. Many others are students at U.S. universities. Even though their F-1 visas require them to return home within 60 days after graduation, they're staying and working because of a legal loophole known as the Optional Practical Training program. It makes no sense to bring in these extra workers during the worst...
  • Time for Mattis and Kelly to Listen to MacArthur

    06/07/2020 6:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2020 | D.W. Wilber
    First of all, let me say that this nation is in debt to former Marine Generals Mattis and Kelly for their service to the United States. Kelly in particular deserves our respect and appreciation. His own son gave his life as a Marine in service to America. But I have to disagree with their recent public comments in opposition to President Trump. Not that President Trump can’t be exasperating at times. He has a tendency to irritate his supporters as often as he infuriates his enemies. Not one of his most endearing qualities for sure, nor a wise political strategy....
  • The Way of Christ is Not Violent

    06/07/2020 6:27:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2020 | Jerry Newcombe
    America needs Jesus. No greater reminder of that fact can be seen than the recent protests in the streets of the nation. The anger against what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis last week is justified. The violence and looting that came in the wake of protests is not. A white officer kneeled on the neck of a black man in his custody until he was dead---while being recorded on video by numerous bystanders. But protests turned violent and destructive, and now they are taking place in major cities all over the nation. In an editorial in The Wall Street...
  • Mr. President, It's Time to Investigate George Soros for Funding Domestic Terrorism

    06/07/2020 4:53:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Mr. President, you've taken step one: declaring antifa a domestic terrorist organization. That was a brilliant move. Now it's time for step No. 2: Cut the head off the snake. We've got to aggressively cut off the funding for domestic terrorism. Those who provide funding are terrorists themselves. Who is providing the funding? There are many suspects. Suspect No. 1 is globalist billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundations. It starts there. Is Soros guilty? That's way above my pay grade. That's why we need a global investigation. I'm sure there are many other millionaire and billionaire socialists and...
  • Violent Rioting, as in the 1960s, Hurts the Most Disadvantaged

    06/05/2020 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2020 | Michael Barone
    "America is burning. But that's how forests grow." So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. "Riots are an integral part of the country's march towards progress." So read a now-deleted tweet from the Democratic Committee of Fairfax County, Virginia, the affluent Washington suburb with a population of 1 million. "Please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful," said CNN's Chris Cuomo. He's apparently been too busy interviewing his brother, the governor of New York, to reread the First Amendment, which bars laws abridging "the right of the people peaceably to assemble." I take...
  • Twitter's Inconsistent Standards in Deleting Tweets from Trump to Kaepernick

    06/03/2020 4:48:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | John Lott Jr
    Twitter is not letting the battle of ideas proceed without tipping the scale towards liberals. First, they put a warning label on President Trump’s Tweet about mail-in ballots leading to vote fraud. In its counterclaim, Twitter erroneously asserted, “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election’ . . . there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.” But Twitter wasn’t done. Last Thursday, when Trump tweeted about the riots in Minneapolis, Twitter took down his Tweet on the basis that it was “glorifying violence.” Few people actually got to read it, but...
  • SpaceX Launch Represents President Trump's Commitment to America-First Leadership

    05/30/2020 2:54:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    NASA and SpaceX launched the first space exploration from American soil in nearly a decade, from the Kennedy Space Center, after the Space Shuttle and Constellation programs were retired under the Obama administration. The latter program was created in hopes of sending Americans to the moon by the year 2020, but President Obama canceled the effort during his first term in office.  Restoring American space exploration was a key campaign goal of President Trump’s, and Saturday’s launch is years in the making. President Trump re-established the National Space Council, created the Space Force as the official sixth branch of...
  • Twitter's Warning Label on Trump's Tweet is Wrong

    05/28/2020 11:02:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2020 | John R. Lott Jr
    Twitter is no longer willing to just let President Trump and his critics battle things out on their own. In response to a Tweet from the President on Tuesday morning, the social media giant posted a “What you need to know” disclaimer. It declared: “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election.’ However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.” It echoes Joe Biden’s claim last week that there is “no evidence whatsoever” of vote fraud with mail-in ballots. Contrast Twitter’s claim with this statement: “Absentee ballots remain the...
  • States' Rights Are So Last Month (Barf Alert!!!)

    05/24/2020 5:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst -- he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn't like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting. Where to begin? For one thing, it's odd to watch a president claim that states can't manage their elections after he just spent the past two months telling America that only governors have the authority to mandate social distancing policies during a pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 94,000 Americans. On the coronavirus response,...
  • Mr. President, Here's How You Stop the Democratic Scam of the Century

    05/24/2020 4:26:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Think about an election where a ballot is sent to a person regardless of eligibility or to an address that person may not live at anymore; signed by someone else; picked up and delivered by a Democratic campaign operative; and still counted. If Democrats were to get their way, that is what would happen in my home state of Nevada this June, and nationwide in the November presidential election. This is clearly a trial run by Democrats to see if they can get away with The Scam of the Century with which they have one goal in mind: to steal...
  • Liberals Would Rather People Die Than Have Hydroxychloroquine Work

    05/21/2020 4:54:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    The battle over hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for coronavirus is a testament to just how far gone the left is now. That someone like Joy Behar is paid millions of dollars to spew ignorance on television is a testament to just how far gone merit is. That Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president is a testament to societyÂ’s tolerance of senior abuse. These three individual fecal storms of stupidity came together this week when President Donald Trump announced he was taking the drug as preventative measure after being exposed to White House staffers who...
  • This is Not the Time for Suburban Republicans to Abandon Their Party

    05/21/2020 4:06:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Congressman Frank Wolf
    Now is not the time for suburban Republicans to make the perfect the enemy of the good. Michael Gerson, whom I know and like, is not a fan of this administration, but I was nonetheless surprised by his recent column declaring that the “GOP has reached its sad, inevitable destination” — and not because of his critique of the “anger” of “right-wing populists.” That would be a broader debate for a different venue. Rather, I was struck by the short shrift Gerson gave to the progress President Trump has made towards aims that I know Gerson personally values, along with...
  • Will Americans Submit to a Second Lockdown?

    05/19/2020 4:21:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    On March 24, President Donald Trump said he wanted the country and the economy "opened up and just raring to go by Easter." Easter came and went. And Trump was mocked for being aspirational and unrealistic. Yet, with Ascension Thursday at hand, 40 days after Easter, the president seems to have been ahead of his time. The country, as a whole, is, and has been, opening up. Sunday's New York Times reports that, for weeks now, more than two-thirds of the states have been relaxing restrictions as Trump had urged. The reasons: weariness with the lockdown and sheltering in place,...
  • There is Justice, and Then There is Poetic Justice.

    05/18/2020 5:50:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2020 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Will Michael Flynn – the former National Security Advisor to President Trump – finally get the justice he and all of his supporters believe he truly deserves? And if so, would that justice then morph into a case of poetic justice, in which Michael Flynn is appointed as the next director of the FBI and goes on to head up the very organization he, President Trump, and those same supporters believe framed him in the first place? I spoke with one senior administration official who says that is now open speculation in some quarters. For those who are students of...