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  • Gingrich’s Awful Proposal to Abolish Judgeships—Part 1

    12/19/2011 9:33:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2011 | Ed Whelan
    In last night’s debate among Republican presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich defended his proposal to oust bad judges from office by statutorily abolishing the judicial offices they occupy. In a series of posts, Matt Franck and I will explain why we believe that this particular proposal of Gingrich’s is constitutionally unsound and politically foolish. (Matt and I may have somewhat different thinking on the underlying issues, so the views expressed by one of us should not necessarily be imputed to the other.)In this opening post, I will set forth Gingrich’s proposal to abolish judgeships. At the outset, let me emphasize that...
  • BREAKING: Federal appeals court ruled parts of health care law unconstitutional

    08/12/2011 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    BREAKING: Federal appeals court ruled parts of health care law unconstitutional By: CNN Wire Staff
  • Did anyone catch Glenn Beck's radio show today (8/5)?

    08/05/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 40 replies · 1+ views
    me | 08-05-2010 | Houmatt
    The biggest story of the past 24 hours (A federal judge throws out Prop. 8) and does Glenn start the show with it? No.He starts the show with Obama's father and the Kenya Constitution.Would you believe he didn't mention it until the last segment of the last hour of the (broadcast portion of) the show, and that he devoted less than a minute?Compare that with Rush, who opened his show with it, and spent 10 minutes talking about it.Is Glenn afraid of the sodomites, or does he enjoy being number 3 so much he wants to stay there??
  • The Revolting Left Revolts

    12/18/2009 3:37:16 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 501+ views
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as “hollow,” “unsupportable” and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obama’s first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for “real reform
  • VIDEO: Obama Attacks FOX News During CNBC Interview (MUST SEE)

    06/16/2009 4:33:08 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 27 replies · 1,963+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 16, 2009 | CNBC
    President Obama also criticized Fox News, al though not by name, for "attacking" him. It’s very hard for me to swallow that one,” Obama said. “First of all, I’ve got one television station that is entirely devoted to attacking my administration,” he added,
  • Update: Names released in campus assault(Palestinians assaulted by football team members)

    01/23/2007 7:14:41 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 43 replies · 1,455+ views
    http://www.news-record.com ^ | 11/23/07 | Joe Killian
    GREENSBORO — Three Guilford College students were arrested Monday in connection with a group assault on campus, according to court documents. Police said Faris Khadar, Osama Sabbah and Omar Awartani were victims of the attack. Khadar and Sabbah are Guilford College students. Awartani is an N.C. State student who was visiting friends. The documents, which were reviewed late Monday, said those arrested are accused of beating three Palestinian students with fists, feet and brass knuckles while calling them "terrorists" and using racial slurs. The documents also indicated that the attack involved "at least 15 members of the football team." The...
  • Government has your number

    05/14/2006 6:09:13 PM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies · 650+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | May. 14, 2006 | JOE SOUCHERAY
    Every time there is a new revelation about the government listening to private phone calls, or simply keeping track of phone numbers or mapping calling patterns, we are sure to be told one thing. Our privacy has not been invaded. Now, after reading the latest stories about the National Security Agency collecting billions of telephone numbers, I think I know why our privacy has not been invaded. We have no privacy. If we have no privacy, it cannot be invaded. Privacy, if by privacy we mean our ability to keep our distance from our government, would mean that you cannot...
  • Ohio GOP poised to gut election protection... [Barf Alert. Voter ID - YES!!]

    01/31/2006 12:24:17 PM PST · by Uncledave · 42 replies · 968+ views
    The Free Press ^ | 1/31/2006 | Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
    Ohio GOP poised to gut election protection on way to permanent national domination by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman January 30, 2006 Ohio's GOP-controlled legislature is poised to pass---probably today (Tuesday, January 31) ---a repressive new law that will gut free elections here and is already surfacing around the US. The bill is designed to help end free elections and continue the process of installing the GOP as America's permanent ruling party. Called HB3, the bill demands discriminatory voter ID, severely cripples the possibility of statewide recounts and actually ends the process of state-based challenges to federal elections---most importantly for...
  • Kerry, Edwards Blast Bush Over Katrina [pattern of incompetence and negligence.....]

    09/19/2005 1:18:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 733+ views
    Kerry, Edwards Blast Bush Over Katrina By JUAN-CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press Writer 24 minutes ago Two Democrats who might seek the White House again in 2008 criticized President Bush for his response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, assailing the suspension of wage laws while urging a concerted effort to aid the poor. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and former Sen. John Edwards spoke separately Monday on the government's handling of the catastrophe and on the broader issue of poverty in the United States. In a blistering critique, Kerry said former FEMA Director Michael Brown was to Hurricane Katrina "what...
  • The Loss of Civility - We Are One Zotted Family

    05/15/2005 8:15:51 AM PDT · by one happy family of man · 87 replies · 2,022+ views
    counterbias.com ^ | April 27 2005 | Steve Horowitz
    For those hoping that a second term would cool the seething resentment of George Bush and his supporters over having to live in a democratic society, it was a sobering moment: Bush Resubmits 20 Nominations for Federal JudgeshipsDec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush will resubmit 20 federal judicial nominations, reigniting a battle with Democrats who accuse the nominees of hostility to abortion rights and the environment.The list includes seven of the 10 candidates whose nominations failed during Bush's first term because of Democratic filibusters that blocked Senate confirmation votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called the nominees...
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • Kerry: Trickery Kept Voters From Polls

    04/10/2005 3:27:40 PM PDT · by paulat · 96 replies · 3,269+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/10/05 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    Kerry: Trickery Kept Voters From Polls 8 minutes ago Politics - U. S. Congress By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - Many voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters' group Sunday. AP Photo "Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated," the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters. "There is no magic wand. No one person is going to stand up and...
  • The unteachable ignorance of the red states.

    11/04/2004 8:09:34 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 171 replies · 5,717+ views
    Slate ^ | November 4, 2004 | Jane Smiley
    I say forget introspection. It's time to be honest about our antagonists. My predecessors in this conversation are thoughtful men, and I honor their ideas, but let's try something else. I grew up in Missouri and most of my family voted for Bush, so I am going to be the one to say it: The election results reflect the decision of the right wing to cultivate and exploit ignorance in the citizenry. I suppose the good news is that 55 million Americans have evaded the ignorance-inducing machine. But 58 million have not. (Well, almost 58 million—my relatives are not ignorant,...
  • THE LYNCHING OF DAN RATHER

    09/20/2004 1:47:18 PM PDT · by NonLinear · 151 replies · 5,005+ views
    Greg Palast.com / The Observer ^ | Monday, September 20, 2004 | Greg Palast
    THE LYNCHING OF DAN RATHER On British TV, Dan feared the price of "asking questions" Monday, September 20, 2004 E-Mail Article Printer Friendly Version By Greg Palast "It's that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions," the aging American journalist told the British television audience. In June 2002, Dan Rather looked old, defeated, making a confession he dare not speak on American TV about the deadly censorship -- and self-censorship -- which had seized US newsrooms. After September 11, news on the US tube was bound and gagged. Any reporter who stepped out of line,...
  • Exploiting Reagan's Death to Push Embryonic Stem Cell Research [Bush hears Jesus giving orders]

    06/08/2004 11:35:27 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 86 replies · 407+ views
    MRC ^ | 11:40am EDT, Tuesday June 8, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Leading journalists are exploiting Ronald Reagan's death to push for wider embryonic stem cell research as they emphasize how President George W. Bush is out of step with the issue. Serious people have serious disagreements about the balancing of the hope stem cell research holds for curing Alzheimer's versus the misuse of human life, but to leading media figures it presents just another way to bash Bush. On Sunday, Washington Post television reviewer Tom Shales complained about how "Bush has refused to reconsider his opposition" to stem cell research, and ridiculed how "Bush thinks he hears Jesus giving him orders."...
  • (Gay) Hunt H.S. Student Loses Election (last place); ACLU Ponders Options

    04/28/2004 2:07:28 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 39 replies · 244+ views
    WILSON, N.C. -- A Wilson County high school student may have lost the election for student body president, but the incident may lead to the start of a legal fight over gay rights. Jarred Gamwell finished in last place in the race for student body president. The openly gay junior said he decided to include his sexual orientation on campaign posters to show he was for equality, opportunity and fairness. He put up campaign signs with phrases like "A Queer Eye for Hunt High" and "Gay Guys Know Everything."
  • Taking an ax to the arts (Let's join his pity party!)

    04/18/2004 8:36:11 AM PDT · by Wumpus Hunter · 7 replies · 172+ views
    The Daytona Beach News ^ | 17 April 2004 | BILL HILL
    Taking an ax to the arts By BILL HILL ONCE MORE When budget cutters grab the ax, you can be sure the first casualties will be programs supporting the arts in public schools. The pork barrel will be loaded to grease the appetites of corporate donors to political campaigns. CNN's Lou Dobbs presented a segment this week about the cuts in music and arts programs and the tragic effect those cuts have. It has long been known that schools with strong programs in the arts produce youngsters with higher scores in language skills, math and science. Dobbs documented this and...
  • "Demonizing critics of 'The Passion'" (More Dick-and-Jane prose from Cathy Young )(yuck)

    03/14/2004 10:32:28 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 32 replies · 180+ views
    boston globe ^ | march 15, 04 | catherine young
    <p>MEL GIBSON had every right to make his film, "The Passion of the Christ." People who like the movie have every right to defend it. People also have every right to criticize it -- and, of course, Gibson's fans are free to criticize the critics. It's all part of free speech. But right now, the criticism directed at the movie is being distorted and demonized, and this rhetoric is fomenting far more division than the movie itself possibly could. So the subject of "The Passion" has to be addressed again, in order to set the record straight.</p>
  • Welcome Thread For Whyareyoudumbandhateful

    01/02/2004 7:48:25 PM PST · by Lead Moderator · 908 replies · 16,410+ views
    I wanted to invite everyone to greet our newest signup, whyareyoudumbandhateful. Do you think his or her first post will be to make a donation on the Freepathon thread?
  • Journalist Craig Nelson interviewed on CNN says Iraqis hated Saadam but resent US liberating them.

    04/09/2003 3:17:47 PM PDT · by Mears · 30 replies · 238+ views
    Now that we've liberated Iraq we will be resented because we are a big western power doing something they couldn't do themselves.
  • Cuba Says U.S. Pressured Mexico to[ castro whines ]

    03/22/2002 4:56:31 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Associated Press usa today ^ | March 22 2002 | By ELOY O. AGUILAR Associated Press Writer
    <p>MONTERREY, Mexico - Cuba accused Mexico on Friday of bowing to pressure from the United States and excluding Cuban President Fidel Castro from events surrounding a U.N. summit.</p> <p>Castro suddenly returned home after addressing the summit on Thursday, citing only ''a special situation created by my participation in this summit.'' He left Ricardo Alarcon, president of Cuba's National Assembly, to represent him.</p>