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  • An Active President: Obama on the March As the GOP Preps to Run Congress

    12/21/2014 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    Since last month’s election, the President has been a busy fellow. He’s traveled to China, heralded what he called a “turning point” in American military affairs, “signed a Presidential Memorandum that prohibits future oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay” and land areas near it and announced a new director for the White House Council for Strong Cities, Strong Communities, to boot.FRC takes no formal position on these issues, or on those that follow (with one exception). Rather, they are listed to make the point that Mr. Obama is not going suddenly to become an inactive Chief Executive. He...
  • The Strange Source of Our Cuba Policy

    12/21/2014 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet failure was no enemy of longevity. There are many reasons for its endurance. But if you're parceling out responsibility, you have to start with a curious invention of the founding fathers that we know as the Electoral College. Without it, our Cuba policy never would have persisted for so many years -- which is a reminder that...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • The Reagan Void and 2016

    12/19/2014 4:14:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    We all have to suspect that neither Truman nor Ike would have let the Castro brothers write their own ticket as President Obama did Wednesday. We know with certainty that neither JFK, LBJ, RN, Ford, Carter, Reagan, either Bush nor Bill Clinton would have done what President Obama did vis-a-vis Cuba because none of the last nine presidents did so, even though all were confronted with essentially the circumstances: a communist dictatorship exporting revolution throughout Central and South America (and during Carter's years, throughout Africa) while brutally oppressing their own people with complete disdain for basic human rights. We can...
  • This Is What America Has Become

    12/18/2014 2:30:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, what do you want to start with? You want to start with Cuba? Or you want to start with the Sony/North Korea hack? You want to start with showbiz first? All right. Because you know they're linked. They are intertwined. I'll be happy to explain it. I just hope -- well, let me just say at the beginning, my purpose here is not to dispirit anybody. It's quite the opposite in fact. I'm not trying to depress anybody with the take that I'm gonna have on this today. I'm trying actually to wake people up. Not...
  • Are Drone Strikes More Defensible than Torture

    12/17/2014 2:45:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President Barack Obama's policy of targeted drone assassinations. Since 2004, drones have killed an estimated 2,400 to 3,888 individuals in Pakistan alone, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. An estimated 345 to 553 individuals in Yemen have been killed in drone strikes over the same period. The BIJ reports that the Obama administration has "markedly stepped up the use of drones. Since...
  • Federal judge: Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional

    12/16/2014 2:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via WaPo, it’s now officially a mixed-blessings news day for Jeb Bush fans. Two issues here. One: Does Obama enjoy more power to craft policy if Congress is deadlocked between the two parties? Ezra Klein says yes, I say no. Two: How far can Obama go in crafting policy in the name of “prosecutorial discretion”? No one disputes that he can prioritize one illegal immigrant’s deportation case over another’s. If he can do that for one person, why can’t he do it systematically for five million? At what point does “prosecutorial discretion” become unconstitutional legislation by presidential diktat?Judge Arthur Schwab’s...
  • Feds Banish Sex Stereotypes in Classrooms

    12/16/2014 7:00:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Obama administration is now trying to outlaw single-sex classrooms, a practice that has been growing as parents and teachers see its good results. The Obama administration is discouraging that option in conformity with demands by the feminists who believe in the interchangeability of the genders and insist that schools forbid any deviation from their peculiar belief that there is no difference between male and female. The Minnesota State High School League, which controls policy for all extracurricular activities in all schools, public and private, voted 18 to 1 to outlaw recognition of all sex differences in high-school sports. The...
  • GOP to Obama: We're Writing the Budget Now. Get Used to It

    12/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The nation's divided Congress battled down to the wire this week over its budget for the rest of this fiscal year -- hoping to avoid a government shutdown. The $1.01 trillion spending bill must be passed before midnight Thursday, though at this writing few were placing any big bets on meeting that deadline. Still, Congress has dodged budget deadlines before and may do so again. If for no other reason than to drive a stake through the heart of a bitterly divided, unpopular legislature that can't seem to agree on anything except going home for the holidays. This...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's Hope for a Congress That Works

    12/09/2014 7:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party's strategy going forward. "I think (voters) want to see government respect taxpayers again and respect (government's) limits. And they don't want to see an executive go unchecked ... people want...
  • Obama Now Wants To Make Nice With Congressional Dems

    12/05/2014 8:59:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The Democrats, who were in serious condition after being battered, bloodied and beaten in the midterm elections, are now on the critical list Hillary Clinton, the party's frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination, is receiving poor reviews for her performance on the stump, speaking to a half-empty hall at Georgetown University this week. Words like "banal" and "bureaucratic" were used to describe her vacuous, messageless, issue-light speech. At the same time, some Democrats are sensing that the former first lady and secretary of state is an empty suit, with little, if any, executive abilities behind her overinflated resume....
  • Congress Must Fight Back Against Obama's Lawlessness

    12/05/2014 5:35:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Evidence mounts that President Obama is reacting with greater defiance and lawlessness despite Americans' repudiation of his agenda in the November elections, and the word is that Republican leaders in Congress are relaxing their resistance. Isn't it axiomatic that if you reward bad behavior you'll get more of it and that if you punish it you'll deter it? Then why would certain Republicans choose to reward behavior they are on record condemning? I'm talking about not the president's making policy choices we disagree with but which he has constitutional authority to implement. Increasingly, he has become a law unto himself,...
  • Obama's Scandal-Tainted BCGB (Best Chicago Golfing Buddy)

    12/05/2014 4:01:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014? | Michelle Malkin
    In his "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior," George Washington offered this sage advice: "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." Too bad President Obama and his best Chicago golfing buddy (BCGB), Dr. Eric Whitaker, didn't heed our Founding Father's wisdom. The duo's continued intimacy, as the stench of government corruption thickens around them, speaks volumes about our current commander in chief's reckless disregard for his reputation. How close is Obama to the beleaguered doc? They met playing basketball while grad students at Harvard...
  • After He, Racism

    12/04/2014 5:14:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    For the first post-racial president we’ve ever had, this is working out about just as I expected. The candidate Obama acted responsibly during the election of 2008 when he had to reassure white voters that he was really one of them. Since then has become a radical black activist, parroting the worst features of the cold, racial war that is an ugly and unfortunate feature of American life. The contrast tells us that Obama knows what he’s doing. He exploits race in the same way Elizabeth Warren has, in the same way Al Sharpton has. If Tawana Brawley had been...
  • Now We Can Call It E-Nullify

    12/03/2014 11:36:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Barney Brenner
    It was one of the few federal programs which worked well, did something good for America, and was popular with those using it. So it was just a matter of time before it became another casualty of the Obama administration. To protect the jobs not only of Americans, but also law-abiding immigrants, many of whom devoted years to legally plod the pathway to our country, E-Verify, a method of checking the legal status of job applicants, was established in 1997 to prevent illegal aliens from gaining employment in the US. The reasoning was sound (and should be our approach for...
  • Sounding the Alarms on Obama's Amnesty Agenda

    12/03/2014 11:23:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Now that President Barack Obama announced his intentions to violate the Constitution and grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens through executive amnesty, Congress is in a rush to respond. Obama's actions are a threat to the America's democracy, and it is up to the American people to demand enforcement of America's immigration laws. After returning from recess on Monday, conservative Republicans in the U.S. House circulated draft legislation which would stop Obama's plan dead in it's tracks. The language, which was inserted into an upcoming spending bill, uses Congress' power of the purse and expressly prohibits the Department of...
  • Place Your Bets

    12/03/2014 3:50:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Stossel
    Want to bet on tomorrow's NFL game between Chicago and Dallas? I do. Newspapers and websites all over America tell their readers that Dallas is favored by three points. That's the "spread" posted by bookies. Millions will be bet on that game, and billions will be bet on other games this weekend -- college football, NBA games, NHL matches, UFC events ... Most of these bets are illegal. This is not a good thing. Recently, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver became the first major professional sports commissioner to endorse legalizing sports betting. In the New York Times, he wrote,...
  • White House: When Obama said he changed the law on immigration, he was speaking “colloquially”

    12/02/2014 5:39:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    After this, the word “colloquially” should be added to the definition of “Kinsleyan gaffe” — i.e. when a politician accidentally tells the truth … colloquially. That’s what Obama did last week when he shooed away a heckler by casually reassuring him that he had changed the law on immigration — which was true. With Congress unwilling to impeach and the next president unlikely for political reasons to cancel Obama’s order, his amnesty will survive as the de facto law of the land until either conservatives win the White House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate or the two parties...
  • How A 96-Year-Old Law Has Jeopardized America's Ports

    12/02/2014 11:56:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Jared Meyer
    Recent slowdowns at West Coast ports, the result of ongoing labor disputes, are jeopardizing the more than $2 trillion in cargo that pass though these ports each year. The slowdowns are not the only way U.S. maritime shipping unions are holding back the American economy. Most Americans have not heard of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, but this piece of antiquated legislation increases costs for American consumers and discourages domestic business investment. The Jones Act is a federal statute that requires all goods transported by water between U.S. ports to be carried on...
  • A Crack in the Dem

    12/01/2014 5:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Rich Galen
    In spite of President Obama's bravado in the wake of the mid-term catastrophe that befell Democrats in every geography and at every level, huge cracks have developed in the ranks.To prevent the story line of "Obama Rejected at the Polls" from taking root, the President held a news conference the day after the election, then took off on a multi-nation Asian tour, then made good on his delayed threat to use "the executive order pen" to change immigration law.In the run up to the election the White House was reading the same polling numbers as everyone else. Like a good...
  • Obama’s War on Blacks

    11/30/2014 10:26:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    If you take the best of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, the brilliance of Ben Carson, and add a touch of ethnic humor, you get James T. Harris, one of my favorite talk show hosts on the radio today. Broadcasting from the desert in Old Pueblo on 104.1, KQTH in Tucson, AZ, James T. is the quintessential Tea Party conservative, devout Christian and a dedicated father of three – all rolled into one . . . Oh yeah, and he’s black. He’s the kind of guy I hate to argue with, which is why I don’t. I recently sat down...
  • Get Ready for a Two-Year Brawl Between GOP Congress, Obama, and the Last of the Left

    11/28/2014 9:37:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the bare knuckled, no-holds-barred, midterm elections were rough, the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency will make that look like a Sunday school picnic. Frustrated by the slow, plodding pace of democracy, the Constitution's checks and balances, and the pertinence of Republicans to want a say in their government, Obama's preparing for all out war in next year's GOP Congress. He has taken to writing his own immigration laws, and by implication, erased Article I, Section 1 of our governing document that says "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress...
  • "If You Like Your City, You Can Keep Your City"

    11/26/2014 9:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    That split screen of President Obama talking while Ferguson burned was the perfect image of the Obama presidency. On one side of the screen, Obama was asking for calm and praising his Attorney General Eric Holder for the work he did to promote peace and calm. On the other side, Ferguson was under attack- being looted and burned. That’s “the money shot”- the iconic image of the Obama presidency. It was almost as if Obama was saying to Ferguson, “IF YOU LIKE YOUR CITY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CITY.” Obama's Ferguson speech turned out to be as truthful as the...
  • Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed

    11/26/2014 9:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Nearly two years ago, these writers urged President Obama to “Chuck Hagel.” Today, it seems, the hapless Secretary of Defense is on his way out. We wish him no ill. And we certainly don’t rejoice in his forced resignation. The timing of his dismissal could hardly be worse. It comes on the eve of another “deadline” in our dealings with an Iran bent on acquiring nuclear weapons. Secretary Hagel never overcame his stumbling debut. A recent poll of national security personnel gave him an abysmal 26% approval rating. And while we...
  • Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism

    11/26/2014 7:30:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic." With conservatism on the ascent again and Obama's legacy in tatters, it doesn't take psychic powers to guess the 2016 presidential cycle is going to be another brutal campaign for GOP...
  • Obamagration and our Disdainful President (He's not my president)

    11/24/2014 4:20:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Star Parker
    The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system. It might be possible to justify this action if it was addressing a national emergency of utmost urgency or clearly reflected the priorities and wishes of the American people. But neither is the case. Republicans just won a decisive election, giving them control of both houses of congress, interpreted uniformly as a repudiation of the president and his agenda. To totally disregard...
  • How to Rebuke a President (Censure-plus.)

    11/23/2014 4:45:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jay Cost
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness. Presidential censure is a rare occurrence. Most notably, in 1834, the Whig-controlled Senate censured President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, for...
  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/23/2014 4:12:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whether it’s church liberals or political liberals, they have at least one thing in common—they often speak one way, but walk in the opposite direction. A prime example of that character trait comes from “Gruber-gate,” namely the recent scandal about remarks of Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare. Mr. Gruber has stated that the bill’s passage was contingent on exploiting the “stupidity” of the American voter. As with Mr. Gruber, most liberals—whether they’re from mainline denominations or liberal evangelical churches, or from the political sphere—believe that the average American is stupid. As they view their world through that prism,...
  • Barack Obama: Position on immigration action through executive orders 'hasn't changed'

    11/21/2014 12:20:43 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Politifact ^ | 11/20/14 | Steve Contorno
    President Barack Obama is on the verge of announcing significant executive actions that could affect at least a portion of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. As is often the case these days, rumors and pieces of the plan have floated through the media for a couple weeks now, and Obama appears ready to announce the full details Thursday night in an address to the nation. The decision to act unilaterally without going through Congress is not only controversial, but could it also be a change in direction for the Obama administration? Obama doesn’t see...
  • Gruber Flap Reopens Not-So-Old Wounds

    11/21/2014 10:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the "stupidity" of American voters and elude honest accounting by hiding both its cost and the taxes necessary to pay for it. When asked about this in Brisbane, Australia, the president rolled his eyes at the controversy. "I just heard about this," Obama said. "... The fact that some adviser who never worked on our...
  • Let's Really Reform Immigration -- To Encourage High-Skill Immigrants

    11/21/2014 9:39:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "When the facts change, I change my mind," economist John Maynard Keynes said when charged with inconsistency. "What do you do, sir?" As President Obama threatens to stretch his power to faithfully execute the law to a breaking point by effectively legalizing some 5 million illegal immigrants, perhaps I owe readers an explanation of my own changes of mind on immigration. I tended to support the so-called comprehensive immigration bills passed by the Senate in 2006 and then rejected by the Senate in 2007, due to missteps by new Majority Leader Harry Reid. But I think the similar bill the...
  • Why Is Obama Doing This?

    11/20/2014 3:46:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And not only that, Obama cannot give them work permits. Obama cannot hand out benefits to these people. That is appropriating money. Only the Congress can appropriate money. Only the Congress can write law that appropriates benefits. The president just can't start handing out things like this. He can't do it. Now, this action tonight, it does bring the governors into the equation, but I don't know quite how that's gonna work out yet. Only time will tell. Governor Perry, Texas, is gonna sue him. Well, how long is that gonna take? I mean, but the governors...
  • Democrats and Drive-Bys Distort Reagan to Validate Obama's Executive Order on Amnesty

    11/19/2014 4:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I've always been of the impression, ladies and gentlemen, that the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media and the American left really didn't like Ronald Reagan very much. I've always been under the impression that they thought Reagan was stupid. Maybe on a good day they'd call him an amiable dunce. But I've always been under the impression they had no respect for him. People that voted for Reagan were stupid. Reagan was dangerous. Reagan was gonna blow up the world. If it weren't for Gorbachev, who knows if there would even be a planet...
  • Stupidity Reconsidered: Election Proved Americans Aren't Fooled by Gruber and Obama

    11/19/2014 5:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Jonathan Gruber set off a firestorm of controversy, at least in the conservative media, with the recent revelation of his comments about the "stupidity of the American people," which allowed the Affordable Care Act to be passed. In essence, he admitted that the bill was written in a way that would allow its purveyors to characterize it as the cure-all and salvation for a health care system that was in trouble, with no danger of their deception being discovered by a populace that is trusting and naive. He obviously never intended for his comments to make it into the public...
  • Walter Williams: Obama vs. Us

    11/17/2014 9:40:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 19, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You say, "Williams, what kind of question is that? Of course he's one or the other!" I'd say, "Hold your horses. What are his intentions?" If the driver's intentions are to cause highway calamity, one can hardly call his actions stupid or incompetent. Given his intentions, he is wisely acting in a manner to achieve his objectives. This observation lies at the heart of my colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell's column last week, in...
  • The Depression of Obama

    11/18/2014 11:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama’s frequent vacations and increase in golfing excursions have become bizarre, considering so many continue to struggle economically almost six years into his presidency, and the world is being rocked by an epidemic of Islamic jihadist torture and horrendous murders, moving increasingly closer to our shores. Few Americans can afford to take vacations - if they actually have a job that is full time and gives them the ability to take a vacation - yet Obama continues to take exotic trips around the world with his wife and kids. Both Republican Presidents Bush never engaged in lavish family trips to...
  • Did We Vote for War?

    11/18/2014 10:16:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "How do you like the Journal's war?" So boasted the headline of William Randolph Hearst's New York flagship that week in 1898 that the United States declared war on Spain. While Hearst's Journal, in a circulation battle with Joe Pulitzer's World, was a warmongering sheet, it did not start the war. Yet the headline comes to mind reading the Wall Street Journal, whose editorial pages seem to have concluded that on Nov. 4 America voted for new wars in the Middle East, and beyond. On Nov. 13, the Journal's op-ed page was given over to Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc...
  • Unfaithfully Executing the Law

    11/18/2014 8:36:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    resident Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation, in effect granting amnesty to up to five million people. Beyond concerns over the constitutionality of a president deciding which laws to uphold and which to ignore in violation of his oath to "faithfully execute" laws passed by Congress, is the effect these unauthorized immigrants will have on what we know as America. The debate about immigration...
  • Obama Denies Gruber, but Facts Deny Obama

    11/18/2014 4:18:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do President Obama's adamant denials that he misled the American public on various important aspects of Obamacare stand up to scrutiny? No, and it's not even a close call. In the past several weeks, there's been a major uproar in the alternative media -- the liberal media doing their usual best to cover up stories damaging to this administration and the cause of progressivism -- over recordings that have surfaced of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber. Gruber essentially admitted that the administration duped the American people, whom he called "stupid," on certain issues and the Congressional Budget Office as to the...
  • Liberals are Already Trying to Re-write the History of the Obama Presidency

    11/15/2014 6:40:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    The Obama presidency is a failed presidency. He has presided over one of the slowest economic recoveries in history. His foreign policy has been a disaster. ObamaCare is a mess. And itÂ’s hard to lay the blame off on anyone else. The president didnÂ’t make Republicans part of any of his decisions and most of the time he ignored congressional Democrats as well.To make matters worse, Barack Obama is the most polarizing president we have had in the past 60 years. What makes that so strange is that we were all promised something completely different.Charles Blow, writing in The New...
  • Wanting Desperately to Matter

    11/14/2014 4:13:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    resident Obama flew to China a few days ago and announced a joint environmental pact with the communist regime. The United States will reduce its carbon emissions substantially over the next 11 years. China will do absolutely nothing but hope that its emissions decline after 2030. The press heralded this as a major accomplishment. The rush from the press as soon as it was announced suggested a high level of coordination. Like lemmings in a staged dive off a cliff, "historic" became the media's rallying cry. There is nothing historic about the deal. In fact, news reports from November 2012...
  • Voting 'No' on Obama's Immigration Policies (An Absolute Must)

    11/13/2014 4:04:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Everyone finds a lesson in the Republican midterm tsunami. One message was that so-called comprehensive immigration reform and broad amnesty have little national public support. Polls have long shown that, but so do last week's election results. Candidates in swing states who promised amnesties got no edge from such opportunistic posturing. Candidates who pandered to identity groups and played the ethnic card lost in most cases. Voters in liberal Oregon overwhelmingly rejected driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In reaction, President Obama sulked, threatening to quickly push through an unpopular amnesty by executive order. Obama apparently knows that he enjoys neither...
  • The Kumbaya Temptation

    11/07/2014 7:49:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Nov. 4 was a national vote of no confidence in Barack Obama. Had a British prime minister received a vote like this, he would have resigned by now. The one issue on which all Republicans agreed, and all ran, was the rejection of Obama. And by fleeing from him, some even refusing to admit they voted for him, Democrats, too, were conceding that this election was about Obama, and that they were not to blame for his failures. Yet, though this was a referendum on Obama and his policies, and though both were repudiated, some pundits are claiming that America...
  • Maybe Big Data Should Play Smaller Role in Our Politics

    11/07/2014 6:12:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "To everyone who voted," President Obama said in his press conference on Wednesday, "I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate yesterday, I hear you, too." Let me begin with a bit of a rant. In a sense, this is the last piece of the puzzle to click into place for the president's Nixonian transformation. Spy on reporters? Check. Bomb a country (or two) without authorization from Congress? Check. Issue dubious claims of executive privilege to conceal embarrassments or prevent scandals? Check. Withdraw from -- and lose -- an unpopular war he didn't start? Check....
  • The Shrinkage of the Obama Majority

    11/07/2014 4:38:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Some observations on the election: (1) This was a wave, folks. It will be a benchmark for judging waves, for either party, for years. (2) In seriously contested races, Republican candidates were generally younger, more vigorous, more sunny and optimistic than Democrats. The contrast was sharpest in Colorado and Iowa, which voted twice for President Obama. Cory Gardner and Joni Ernst seemed to be looking forward to the future. Their opponents grimly championed the stale causes of feminists and trial lawyers of the past. Democrats see themselves as the party of the future. But their policies are antique. The federal...
  • The Democrats' Obama Problem

    11/07/2014 4:20:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Democrats began telling themselves demography is destiny back in 1968 after Richard Nixon's election. They have been saying it ever since. That day may eventually arrive, but today is not that day. They may also believe they are a permanent party, but history is filled with Ozymandias like permanence. Last Tuesday's voter turnout should not give the Democrats the comfort they have taken from it. As should now be obvious, the Democrats have no coalition of their own. It is controlled by the very man who, the day after Curb-Stomp 2014, went on national television to stomp his feet in...
  • Obama's reverse Midas touch: 'Everything he touched turned to crap'

    11/05/2014 10:56:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | No. 5, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama hardly had the golden touch in the few marquee political contests he got involved in ahead of the 2014 midterms. Facing tough political headwinds, the president played a do-no-harm strategy, mostly sticking to events with Democratic governors in seemingly safe states. It turns out that many of those contests weren’t so safe after all. President Obama saw the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin and his home-state Illinois lose after personally stumping for them in the waning moments before Election Day.
  • Obama Will Leave the Democrats in Shambles

    11/04/2014 10:01:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Before the election results are in, and keeping in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises for one party or the other -- or both -- it's possible to assess how the Democratic Party has fared under the leadership of President Obama. To summarize the verdict: not so well. By one metric it has done very badly indeed. When Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, there were 257 Democrats in the House of Representatives. Going into this election there are 201 (including two vacant Democratic seats). Psephologists universally agree Democrats will suffer a net loss of...
  • Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

    10/31/2014 3:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn't bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night -- nor in prime time -- provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year's election. Contrary to the disparagement of some liberal pundits, this election is not about nothing. But is not about certain, specific things they might like to hear. President Obama recently said that Democrats in serious Senate and House contests this year back "every one" of his programs. But you hear very little about those programs in their ads. The stimulus...
  • Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War

    10/30/2014 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    In the late 1960s through the 1970s, there was a panic that the Earth’s population, if not controlled, would lead to mass food shortages, water shortages, death, wars and the end of civilization as it existed. But much like the “global cooling” movement during the same period, it was proven to be horribly, horribly wrong. The book “The Population Bomb,” published in 1968, warned that by the 1980s there would be massive upheaval and starvation because of overpopulation. The 80s came and went, and even though the Earth’s population has nearly doubled, from 4 billion in 1974 to 7 billion...