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  • Liberalism Is Dangerous to Your Wallet and Your Health

    06/30/2020 5:02:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    The most recent jobs report found that nine of the 10 states with unemployment rates above 14% are in liberal blue states. Ranked from highest to lowest, they are Nevada (25.3%), Hawaii (22.6%), Michigan (21.2%), California (16.3%), Rhode Island (16.3%), Massachusetts (16.3%), Delaware (15.8%), Illinois (15.2%), New Jersey (15.2%) and Washington state (15.1%). I call this the "blue-state jobs depression." The states with the lowest unemployment rates are all conservative red states: Nebraska (5.2%), Utah (8.5 %), Wyoming 8.8%, Arizona (8.9%), and Idaho (8.9%). It is hardly shocking news. Liberals are anti-business, and their policies are especially hostile to small...
  • Can Trump Recover and Win in November?

    06/17/2020 5:18:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2020 | Star Parker
    Henry Olsen, a scholar from the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., has a well-deserved reputation for on-target analysis on politics and elections. Olsen just published a column in the Washington Post titled "Trump may be down, but he is not out. At least not yet." The bottom has fallen out of President Donald Trump's approval ratings. Most recently, Gallup reports his approval at 39%, down 10 points from the month before. According to Olsen, by conventional analysis, the outlook for a Trump victory in November is not good. "Presidents who polled this poorly less than five...
  • It’s Not 1968 the Dems Want, It’s 1932

    06/03/2020 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Paul Curry
    American cities are burning. Civil unrest is beyond a boiling point. Racial tensions are flaring up from coast to coast. Riots are everywhere. A familiar and often repeated narrative from the media is a likening of today’s America to another tumultuous time in our shared history, that of 1968. In ’68, a pivotal presidential campaign was underway against the backdrop of a divided America. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, coupled with a growing opposition to the war in Vietnam, had America appearing to tear itself apart at the seams. In this election year, there does indeed...
  • Losing Our Fears, in War and Plague

    05/14/2020 3:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago this month, Germany surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. At the war's beginning, no one believed Germany would utterly collapse in May 1945. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, German invaders were on the verge of capturing Moscow. Britain was isolated. London had barely survived a terrible German bombing during the Blitz. A sleeping America was neutral, but it was beginning to realize it was weak and mostly unarmed in a scary world. But by 1943, a booming U.S. economy was fielding vast military...
  • You'll Freeze in the Dark!

    05/13/2020 6:18:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2020 | John Stossel
    Last Sunday, Mother's Day, made me think how my mom warned me, as a young teen: "Work hard! Or you'll freeze in the dark!" Sometimes, the warning ended, "Or you'll starve in the cold." She grew up during the depression. She and her peers were sensibly worried about freezing in the dark. The message scared me, and I worked hard in school. When I got my first job, I always put some pay in a savings account, even when (OK, it was long ago) I made only $132 a week. I feared a bad future, and I wanted to make...
  • What Are We Trying to Accomplish With Coronavirus Policy?

    05/06/2020 4:01:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2020 | Ben Shapiro
    As Americans debate how to reopen our society in the wake of COVID-19, we seem to be breaking down into three groups: first, those who believe the virus isn't particularly serious and desperately want to reopen everything as soon as possible (a small minority of Americans, by polling data); second, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious and want everything to remain closed as long as possible (a significant minority of Americans); and third, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious, that the economic damage brought about by COVID-19 is extraordinarily serious and that we will have to...
  • America's Post Pandemic Ten Commandments

    05/04/2020 6:39:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2020 | Terry Paulson
    In an effort to capitalize on the lessons learned from the current pandemic, the plain folk of America are beginning to demonstrate and demand change. They're tired of politicians and experts locked in inaction. Their changes might be summarized in 10 new and compelling commandments to guide America's future. There's been no mountain top conclave to confirm one direction, but their collective voice might just provide plain spoken guidance for our future. Here are 10 post pandemic commandments they just might rally behind to make America great again: 1. Life is difficult, unsafe, and has always carried risk. None of...
  • A Different Memorial Day Ahead

    05/03/2020 6:55:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2020 | Jason Killmeyer
    That same article we read every May, the one where we talk about the record number of travelers who are about to hit the road, the quote from the AAA expert, the mention of gas prices, that article will be different this year. More importantly, underneath the numbers we’ll read are a thousand points of darkness, anecdotes of pain and loss. We’re still not yet fully awake to that reality, we’re still operating in the gap between the economic actions we’ve taken and the true and coming economic fallout. However, to those service industry workers that keep our cities the...
  • The Unseen Death Toll of COVID-19 Measures

    04/28/2020 4:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2020 | Congressman Tom Clintock
    The accumulating death toll from COVID-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair. In the first three weeks since governors began shutting down commerce in their states, 17 million Americans filed for unemployment, and according to one survey, one quarter of Americans have lost their jobs or watched their paychecks cut. Goldman Sachs predicts that the economy will shrink 34 percent in the second quarter, with unemployment leaping to...
  • Take Tribal Politics Out of Shutdown Debate and Think About the Guy at the Food Pantry

    04/24/2020 11:57:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townall.com ^ | April 24, 2020 | John Kass
    Unlike the tens of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, America's cultural elites, in politics, government and media, are doing just fine during the coronavirus shutdown. Some of the politicians are paid well enough to hoard gourmet chocolate ice cream in their expensive kitchen freezers, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, rightly dubbed by Republicans as our very own Nancy Antoinette. "I enjoy it," Pelosi said of her chocolate stash on "The Late Late Show" in the most tone-deaf media interview of the year, with her country out of work and people low on food. "I like it better...
  • The Democrats Totally Want A Depression

    04/23/2020 3:36:27 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 23 April 20 | Kurt Schlichter
    If the Malevolent Donkey Party was actively seeking to plunge the country into an economic tailspin, while still maintaining some level of deniability to the credulous suckers out there, exactly what would it be doing differently? It would be pretty much doing exactly what it is doing right now – shilling for the bat-gobbling ChiComs, delaying needed assistance to keep America working, and generally trying to keep us all locked in the dark in perpetuity. It’s fair to assume that you intend the expected consequences of the actions you take, and the consequence of the actions the Democrats are taking...
  • Democrats Will Keep the States Closed to Tank the Economy and Take Down Trump

    04/17/2020 10:51:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    The new unemployment numbers are out and there's really no way to butter this biscuit, folks. Unless America's economic engine is restarted, we will be plunged into a Great Depression. Since the global pandemic hit our shores, more than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits. And the only way to stop this economic death spiral is for every freedom-loving citizen to embrace their constitutional rights, take to the streets and demand that their state leaders reopen this nation. As I wrote in "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation," the time has come for...
  • We Are Approaching COVID-19 Gut-check Time

    04/16/2020 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We are a few days away from a rendezvous with some tough conclusions about COVID-19. A number of concurrent developments are coming to a head. Most will bring light where so far there was only heat. Greater information about the virus might cause as much acrimony as conciliation. Some experts will be discredited, others reaffirmed. Antibody testing is expected to get under way shortly. Soon, several representative studies will give the country an accurate idea of how many Americans have been infected in the past few months. With a more trustworthy denominator to compare against known deaths, we will finally...
  • How to End the Shutdown

    04/08/2020 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2020 | Betsy McCaughy
    President Donald Trump is hinting at a second task force responsible for getting Americans back to work. Appoint it now, Mr. President. Don't wait until the virus peaks. This second task force should prepare the country to reopen, with new tools to fight the virus. The president's top epidemiologist, the esteemed Anthony Fauci, insists "the best tool we have" is "physical separation." But mandating that people stay home is costing Americans their jobs and will force businesses into bankruptcy. The nation needs an alternative strategy. A chorus of government health officials and academics, like Harvard's Marc Lipsitch, want the shutdown...
  • War? This Is the Opposite of War

    04/06/2020 10:21:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2020 | Barak Lurie
    “Give me a stay-at-home order out of an abundance of caution for I certainly would prefer that over you giving me death” – Patrick Henry’s lesser-known and decidedly more cautious brother, Frank War is the sacrificing of lives for the preservation of your country’s way of life. Sometimes it’s for the preservation of your civilization. Today, pundits and politicians alike tell us that we are facing our gravest challenge since World War II: the fight to destroy the Coronavirus. To that noble end, we are to hole ourselves up in our homes, and shutter our restaurants, schools and businesses. We’re...
  • An Admirable Tweet From President Trump

    03/26/2020 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2020 | Emmett Tyrell
    Washington -- Conservatives and libertarians around the country are becoming increasingly uneasy about what Washington is doing to our economy. Before the coronavirus struck, many were anxious about the swamp packing another $1 trillion of debt into our deficit. Now Washington is talking about spending close to $2 trillion to treat the coronavirus, which would be $1-2 trillion that we do not have. At the president's daily briefing, one thing we never hear is concern about the staggering debt that we now have and the staggering debt our leaders are contemplating taking on. The Democrats showed restraint. They showed...
  • Why Economic Freedom Is Critical to Beating the Coronavirus

    03/26/2020 5:31:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    The debate in the United States over whether to move away from free markets and toward socialism may change dramatically as the latest coronavirus spreads throughout the world. That’s because in the fight against the global pandemic, we’ll likely witness one of the most compelling arguments in our lifetimes emerge in favor of free-market systems – and lives will be saved in the process. The pandemic will demonstrate that nations with the freest markets and freest people tend to have the health care systems with the greatest capacity to handle such a crisis. Free-market incentives have produced health care systems...
  • If You Build it…They Will Move

    03/23/2020 6:53:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2020 | Bob McClure
    Today just might be the day you receive your invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. Now, I don’t think anyone is waiting by his or her mailbox in wild anticipation of a census form, but in this presidential election year, it’s important to realize just how crucial this census could be to future presidential elections. While we choose a president every four years, we conduct a census only every ten years – and our country has experienced enormous changes in the past decade. As we embark on a new census, congressional reapportionment and electoral votes hang in the balance....
  • President Trump Is Helping Latinos Rediscover Their Prosperity

    03/06/2020 4:09:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2020 | Irma Aquire
    Hispanic Americans are thriving like never before in today’s strong and growing economy, and it's all thanks to President Trump. When Barack Obama was in the White House, millions of Latinos across America struggled to find jobs and recover from the devastating Great Recession. While the political establishment in Washington obsessed over stock prices and corporate profits, too many Latino families were unable to make ends meet, wondering if the American Dream had died.As a Latina entrepreneur who also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Latino Coalition, I’ve met hundreds of Hispanic Americans over the years...
  • Paid Family Leave Act Will Have You Paying $10 for a $4 Cup of Coffee

    03/05/2020 11:04:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2020 | Veronique De Rugy
    Following increased interest in expanding access to paid family and medical leave, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., joined forces with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to promote the Family and Medical Insurance Leave, or FAMILY, Act. If we believe the act's supporters, it would cost close to nothing and provide essential benefits to employees who don't currently receive them. Unfortunately, these claims are bogus. Under the FAMILY Act, the federal government would offer 12 weeks of paid time off to enable workers to care for infants, recover from major illnesses and care for severely ill relatives. During that time, employees would receive...