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  • There's Nothing Unpatriotic About Challenging Obama on Iran

    02/27/2015 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there's a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn't going to mean much. And the histrionics surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress only confirm that there are plenty of people who are happy about it. First, Americans were supposed to be outraged because Netanyahu engaged in a breach of protocol....
  • Obama's Highhanded Immigration Hypocrisy

    02/27/2015 5:48:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, are any of my Democratic friends even slightly bothered by President Obama's habitual and brazen lawlessness and what that could mean for our liberties? Does it bother them that he implemented two new administration programs to halt deportations and allow work permits for up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States after clearly admitting he didn't have the constitutional authority to do so? Does it bother them that after having done so, despite his insincere promise, he has been openly defiant about the decision U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen made in favor of the states trying...
  • Is Liberalism Exhausted?

    02/27/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine. MSNBC is not a very formidable network, but its wheezing is similarly instructive. MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward," which has a robust sound to it. But it turns out the phrase is a more apt descriptor of how the Peacock Network's mini-me is poised to teeter off its perch and plunge beak-first into...
  • Illiberal Approach to Immigration Only Invites More Acrimony

    02/26/2015 4:27:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Obama's executive order that overrode existing immigration law. The result is more acrimony and chaos. It is a good time to remember that there are more than just two types of immigration -- legal and illegal. There also exist liberal and illiberal approaches to immigration. Take liberal immigration. It is governed by laws passed by Congress and signed and executed by the president. Nearly all Americans accept that no individual can pick and choose which federal statute he chooses to obey, depending on his own perceived self-interest. Liberal immigration would be entirely legal,...
  • Many Americans Still Struggling In Dismal Obama Economy

    02/25/2015 5:24:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The new Republican Congress is just getting started, and the American people are waiting to see how lawmakers deal with the issues they care about most. Anyone who's followed the polls over the course of the Obama administration knows that the economy and jobs have been among our strongest concerns. The Gallup Poll reinforces this in its latest survey, asking people what they think are the biggest problems facing our country. "Economic problems" was, not surprisingly, their top concern -- mentioned by nearly 40 percent, followed by unemployment/jobs generally, the budget deficits and the federal debt, in that...
  • The Community Organizer Tries Theology

    02/22/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Ash Wednesday 2015 was a perfect time for President Obama to lecture us about religion. No, wait, that’s every day. Never gets old sitting at the knee of Baal, does it? But Ash Wednesday’s call for repentance did happen to sync up with Obama’s hallowed summit on “extremism.” The Cultural-Marxist-in-chief grabbed the teleprompter microphone in the wake of a months-worth of severed heads and charred bodies, and unwrapped the mysteries of the universe for us. Oh, what blessed diversity! There is no god but ourselves, and Obama is our messenger. Some of us put sooty crosses on our forehead to...
  • Obama’s ISIS Policy: “Above US Only Sky”

    02/21/2015 4:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: Bob Morrison coauthored this piece.The increasingly desperate attempts of the Obama administration to figure out what motivates ISIS and other Islamist terrorists are wearing thin. Now, even liberals think this administration has lost the bubble.Take State Department Spokeswomen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf as two examples. They daily put us in graver danger by their juvenile responses to serious questions. Marie Harf was at pains to name the KONY rebels in East Africa as examples of Christian terror groups. So we shouldn’t single out Islamists, she was arguing.KONY is about as Christian as Hungary’s Nazi-led Iron Cross in WWII or our...
  • Shovel-Ready Jobs for Beheaders?

    02/20/2015 10:37:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: Bob Morrison coauthored this piece Stung by criticism that he has no strategy for confronting ISIS, President Obama told his hastily convened “summit on violent extremism” that what these young men need is jobs.Presumably, there are shovel-ready jobs these young terrorists could readily perform. Like grave-digging? Has there ever been a more fatuous response to murderous savagery? Yes. At the beginning of World War II, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain ordered the Royal Air Force (RAF) to bomb Nazy Germany—with leaflets. He ordered young RAF flight crews to risk their lives in order to drop German-language appeals to the people in Hitler’s...
  • Obama: Extremists Have "Legitimate Grievances" (He Does Not Get It)

    02/18/2015 4:30:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As the White House kicks off day-two of a summit on combating generic violent extremism, President Obama has published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, "Our fight against violent extremism." While the administration has overtly refused to specifically name "Islamic" terror, the piece finally acknowledges (albeit inadvertently) the regular existence of violence inside Islam. Still, Islamic extremism isn't specifically named and won't be during the three-day conference at the White House this week. The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack...
  • Throwing the 'Book' at Overspending

    02/16/2015 8:01:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Ever heard of the Agriculture Risk Coverage program? How about the Price Loss Coverage program? You’re paying for them. Along with the Conservation Technical Assistance program, the Biological and Environmental Research program, and the USDA Catfish Inspection program. The list goes on, but why have I highlighted these particular entries? Because of the millions we can save annually by eliminating their federal funding. Not that these are the only programs worth targeting, of course. There are many other specific steps we can take to finally put the government on the diet it should have been put on years ago. I...
  • Obama, Kanye, and the Media: Portraits of Cultural Marxists

    02/14/2015 7:26:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Steve Deace
    A wise man once said something about knowing a tree by its fruit, and there are three bitter fruits always harvested by a culture that has allowed Marxism to take root: Leaders manipulate the public with outright lies and propaganda far exceeding the normal embellishments typical of politicians. Intimidation and bullying of your opposition becomes the norm and self-righteously justified. Demagoguery replaces common human decency and situational decorum. In total, this is known as the “thugocracy,” which is always what Marxism becomes. Here are three recent examples, both blatant and subtle, that indicate ours is a culture that doesn’t have...
  • Obama and His Crumbling Climate Change Narrative

    02/13/2015 12:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    Since President Obama is sticking with his narrative that climate change is effecting more Americans than terrorism is, it's time to take a hard look at the “settled science” he's hanging this idea on in the first place. First, let's address the claims that human beings are doing irreparable harm to our environment, and adversely affecting our climate through our failure to cut back enough on carbon emissions. About a year ago, Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, testified before the Senate on this issue. The inconvenient truth for climatologists is that Moore totally disagrees with them, and will not lay the...
  • Obama's Quest for a Grand Bargain With Iran Seems Unwise (It's stupid and ridiculous)

    02/13/2015 7:55:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "We will extend a hand if you are unwilling to unclench your fist," President Obama proclaimed in his inaugural address in January 2009. He characterized those to whom this was addressed in negative terms, but the implication was that this president, unlike his predecessor, would be willing to negotiate with and make concessions to unfriendly nations. It is a promise he has striven to keep, with Russia initially and Cuba more recently, but most of all to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The hand has been extended, more than once. But has the fist come unclenched? That question has become...
  • Stopping Obama and the Kleptocrats

    02/12/2015 3:00:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Robert Knight
    In 1973, National Lampoon put a dog on its cover with a gun to the animal’s head. The tongue-in-cheek headline was: “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.” In the same vein, President Obama might as well be preparing a new cover, with a frightened elderly lady, and a headline saying, “Raise the debt limit again or we’ll kill this woman.” Mr. Obama threatens to withhold Social Security checks each time the debt limit deadline nears, ignoring the fact that even if the limit were met, the government could pay its debt obligation and all Social Security...
  • Osama bin Laden, Meet Mother Teresa

    02/12/2015 2:46:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, you’re just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President Obama essentially. Last week, Obama famously used the National Prayer Breakfast to scold Christians for having more than their fair share of scalawags who have “hijacked” their religion, lest we judge these professed Muslims who are killing, raping, and pillaging all over the world. Thus, there is a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity. We all have our good and our bad apples. He said, "Unless we get on our high horse and think...
  • Ancient Behaviors and Modern Barbarians

    02/12/2015 10:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Barney Brenner
    Radical Islam, the West’s most ruthless enemy, has an apologist in the West’s most powerful position. In an apparent example of leading from behind, while using the Christian-based National Prayer Breakfast as cover, Barack Obama invoked a misplaced moral relativism which serves to distract from the latest Islamist atrocity – human immolation. Our Commander-in-Chief is, in effect, the friend of a fifth column. Whether he’s acting knowingly or not, the Islamists must think that they have an ally leading from behind enemy lines. Citing slavery, the Crusades and the Inquisition, Obama’s remarks were an unseemly attempt to excuse the inexcusable....
  • Living in Obama World

    02/12/2015 9:24:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Barack Obama is living in his own dream world. To hear him tell it, thanks to six glorious years of his leadership, America is in great shape again at home and overseas. According to his boasts, which the mainstream media rarely challenge, the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession and federal budget deficits have been sliced in half under his watch. Never mind that we're in the slowest economic recovery since FDR's awful policies prolonged the Great Depression. Never mind that the "official" unemployment rate of 5.7 percent is a statistical fraud because it doesn't count the millions who've...
  • True Lies

    02/12/2015 7:44:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Williams always plays the hero in his yarns, braving natural and hostile human enemies to deliver us the truth on the evening news. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather tried to pass off fake memos as authentic evidence about former President George W. Bush's supposedly checkered National Guard record. CNN news host Fareed Zakaria, who recently interviewed President Obama, was caught using...
  • Madness? This…Is…America…Under Obama!

    02/12/2015 7:29:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    So now I know how a Martian would feel coming to Earth and looking around. You see, I spent the last two weeks out in Central California, away from the coasts, trying a lawsuit. Some other time we’ll talk about how our legal system uses you non-lawyers like inmates use a handsome young lad on his debut trip to San Quentin. In any case, now I have come home, plugged back in, and it’s pretty clear to me that America under Obama has gone completely insane. That's not a subjective impression but, rather, an objective finding of fact. What's going...
  • Worse Than No Strategy

    02/11/2015 3:21:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cliff May
    It seems like only yesterday that President Obama was being criticized for having no strategy to counter the jihadi threat. In fact, it was about ten days ago. Peggy Noonan’s Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal column was headlined: “America’s Strategy Deficit.”Since then, a different perception has been taking root: Mr. Obama does indeed have a strategy – a “secret strategy,” one that is alarmingly misguided.According to this theory, he believes that fighting terrorism requires accommodating the regime long recognized by the U.S. government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.He may also see the Islamic...
  • Spontaneous Order

    02/11/2015 6:04:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | John Stossel
    Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one. Suppose you'd never seen a skating rink, and I told you that I want to lay down some ice and charge people money to strap sharp blades on their feet. They will zip around on the ice -- young and old, skilled and unskilled. My only rule: Go counter-clockwise. Hillary Clinton would say the rink needs regulation. She calls herself "a government junkie." Government junkies like government plans. Hillary'd probably demand that my rink have an official who tells skaters when to zoom left or right,...
  • Obama Publicly Insults Christians

    02/10/2015 7:02:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    resident Barack Obama inserted a jarring note in his speech to the annual Prayer Breakfast by insulting Christians with an inappropriate reference to the Crusades and charging that people "committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." He ignited a firestorm by comparing the ISIS outrages to medieval history of a thousand years ago. By drawing such simplistic analogies, it sounded like he was trying to excuse or whitewash the recent acts of Islamic terrorism, including the beheading and incinerating of hostages. Obama didn't acknowledge that it was Muslim aggression that prompted the first Crusade. There would not have been...
  • 0bama's Fictional History about Islam and the Crusades

    02/10/2015 6:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Someone recently remarked that Obama is a one man sleeper cell after hearing about his National Prayer Breakfast remarks and refusal to aid Jordan against ISIS. Sadly, his remark could not have been more accurate. Obama patiently and silently planned, as one of many in an intentional sleeper cell, to advance in America what Islam is advancing worldwide. Muslims have overtaken most of the ground on which Jesus walked, bled, and died, from Bethlehem to Nazareth to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637 A.D. Fifty years later, Muhammad's followers deliberately began building their "second holiest"...
  • 63rd Annual National Prayer Breakfast ... Let Us Prey

    02/10/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    There was a time when the 63-year-old National Prayer Breakfast was a rather mundane affair. It rarely made news. Speakers -- evangelist Billy Graham spoke at most of the early ones -- talked about Jesus and salvation. Presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower, would follow with unremarkable comments mostly ignored or relegated to the religion page by the secular press. In recent years the breakfast's higher purpose has sometimes been tainted by politics from a lower kingdom, not by the choice of the Senate and House members who alternate organizing the event, but by some speakers who have used it...
  • Obama Targets Medicare Advantage, Again

    02/10/2015 5:21:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    In his march towards total government control of American lives, President Barack Obama strikes at Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D, in his new budget released Feb. 2 for fiscal year 2016. “The Budget proposes to give the Secretary of HHS the authority to negotiate drug prices for biologics and high-cost drugs in Medicare Part D to help ensure access to and affordability of these treatments,” according to “Investing in America's Future,” the White House's FY 2016 budget narrative. “This proposal is one of a range of potential solutions to address these growing costs, and the administration looks forward to...
  • The Democratic Majority That Emerged -- And Disappeared

    02/10/2015 5:08:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    John Judis, co-author of the book "The Emerging Democratic Majority," now says in an article in National Journal that that majority has disappeared. His title: "The Emerging Republican Advantage." The original book, published in the Republican year of 2002, forecast accurately the groups that would make up the Democratic majority coalition that emerged in the 2006 and 2008 elections: blacks, Hispanics, gentry liberals, single women, young voters. But as Judis writes now, that coalition has come apart. That's partly because of diminished support from millennials and Hispanics, but mostly because of additional white working-class defections and erosion among suburbanites unhappy...
  • Dear President Obama, I Have a Solution for Your “Islamist” Dilemma

    02/08/2015 1:52:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Dear President Obama, Please know that I am one of those who pray for you on a regular basis. The Scriptures command me to pray for those in leadership. Please also know that any criticism I have regarding your foreign policies are neither personal nor political. I have found some across the aisle from you who have equally questionable views regarding such policies. Although I don’t presume to enter into your mind nor know your motives, I think I understand the process of your thinking regarding radical Islam. Incidentally, I think also some of the President George W. Bush’s administration...
  • Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam

    02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Frank Turek
    resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” And that there will always be people willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” So we shouldn’t “get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place—remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the...
  • More Islamic Violence in Pakistan: What’s America—or Anyone Else—Got to Do With It?

    02/07/2015 8:07:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    It seems like so long ago when Barack Hussein Obama and his ilk in Washington and the media labored tirelessly to convince us that if only Americans would elect him, their problems with the Islamic world would soon enough be relegated to the dustbin of history. This notion, of course, was of a piece with a larger vision, a worldview according to which Islamic murderers are, essentially, the products of injustices perpetrated by the West generally and America specifically. Well, Obama was elected—twice, in fact. And whatever else may be said of relations between the American and Islamic worlds, no...
  • Obama's Morally Confused Prayer Breakfast Lecture

    02/07/2015 4:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I find it very odd that a president notably lacking in humility and frequently riding his own high horse would lecture American Christians about those subjects because they presumably condemn acts of barbarism by Islamists. Talk about a string of disconnects. While we're at it, let's note one more. Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast, also exhorted us to "uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments -- between church and between state." Last time I checked, it was not Christians, unless you believe that Obama is a Christian, who were using government power to restrict religious liberties of...
  • President's Advisers Are Leaving Him To Join Clinton

    02/06/2015 8:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama had a bad day at the office this week. His top advisers were leaving him in droves. His fourth nominee to be defense secretary was taking positions that betrayed deep disagreements over national security issues. And a long line of Republican presidential contenders have begun lobbing a barrage of attacks on his policies that aren't going to end until Nov. 4, 2016. Ashton B. Carter, Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday that he was "very much inclined" to provide high-powered weaponry to the besieged Ukrainian government to deter Russian...
  • Horse Pucky from Obama

    02/06/2015 8:12:27 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/6/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The president’s comparison of Christianity to radical Islam defies logic. On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various “mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children, and burying children alive” at the hands of the Islamic State. And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the “terrible deeds” . . . committed “in the name of Christ.” “Humanity has been grappling with these...
  • Whose Job Is It to Kill ISIS?

    02/06/2015 7:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Seeing clips of that 22-minute video of the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, one wonders: Who would be drawn to the cause of these barbarians who perpetrated such an atrocity? While the video might firm up the faith of fanatics, would it not evoke rage and revulsion across the Islamic world? After all, this was a Sunni Muslim, in a cage, being burned alive. As of now, this cruel killing seems to have backfired. Jordan is uniting behind King Abdullah's determination to exact "earth-shattering" retribution. Which raises again the questions: Why did ISIS do it? What did they hope to...
  • The Roots of Obama’s Appeasement

    02/05/2015 1:20:48 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president’s disastrous foreign policy is as much a product of his own vanity as anything else. Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a “legitimate tenet of Islam.” And “violent extremism,” “workplace violence,” or “man-caused disaster” better describe radical Islamic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency. What is the point of such linguistic appeasement? The word “appeasement” long ago...
  • When Leftwing Economists Gruber and Krugman Practiced Economics

    02/05/2015 7:37:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Larry Elder
    resident Barack Obama, in his State of the Union speech, called for a minimum-wage hike and for government-mandated paid family and medical leave. "We are the only advanced country on Earth," said the President, "that doesn't guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers." On the minimum wage, Obama issued this challenge: "And to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, try it. If not, vote to give millions of the...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost

    02/05/2015 6:38:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Some things are easy to avoid. DonÂ’t want to be hit by a train? DonÂ’t play on train tracks. DonÂ’t want your kid to get measles? Get them vaccinated. CanÂ’t afford to pay your employees more? DonÂ’t advocate for raising the minimum wage. Done and done. But many granola-crunching, tofu-eating progressives think they can kale their way to a super immune system for their kids, so theyÂ’re skipping the vaccinations for measles and everything else. And other progressives are closing their businesses because the laws for which they advocated have sent them to the poorhouse. To paraphrase President Barack ObamaÂ’s...
  • Appeasement As Narcissism

    02/05/2015 5:02:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam." And "violent extremism," "workplace violence" or "man-caused disaster" better describe radical Islamic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency. What is the point of such linguistic appeasement? The word "appeasement" long ago became pejorative for giving in to bullies. One side was aggressive and undemocratic; the other consensual and...
  • Memo To The GOP 2016 Field: Speak Out When The President Won't, Especially On ISIS And Iran

    02/05/2015 4:25:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Jordan's swift reaction to the savage murder of its young fighter pilot --the rapid execution of two terrorists-- is just the first of our ally's responses if King Abdullah was correctly understood by members of the House Armed Services Committee.The president's muted response to the latest and most gruesome ISIS atrocity outraged listeners to my radio show yesterday who are longing for more clarity and especially more seriousness from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They will be even more disturbed when they learn that the president's halting comments on ISIS are far stronger than his complete appeasement of Iran, detailed in Mike...
  • Shovel Ready & The Constitution

    02/04/2015 5:44:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Hank Adler
    The President is a whirlwind of tax ideas these days. Last week, he proposed to punish individuals who were trying to save money for college by taxing the profits in Section 529 plans that were designed to encourage individuals to save for college. Last week, he also proposed to tax capital gains on death to go along with the current 40 percent tax rate on taxable estates. This change would subject hundreds of thousands of small business owners and savers currently exempt from estate taxes to a 28 percent tax on the increase in value of their assets over their...
  • Immigration Handbook for Congressional Republicans

    02/03/2015 7:13:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Republicans in 2014 won the biggest majority in Congress they've had since the 1930s, so the grassroots expect them to deliver the fruits of victory. The best guide for action is the "Immigration Handbook for the New Republican Majority" by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), issued a couple of weeks ago. Sessions' report asks the fundamental question: "What sense does it make to continue legally importing millions of low-wage workers to fill jobs while sustaining millions of current residents on welfare?" Republicans can't win in 2016 without tapping into that unrepresented American constituency. President Obama has issued orders granting work permits...
  • The Failed 'Yemen Model'

    02/03/2015 4:25:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Ron Paul
    Last September President Obama cited his drone program in Yemen as a successful model of US anti-terrorism strategy. He said that he would employ the Yemen model in his effort to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But just a week ago, the government in Yemen fell to a Shite militia movement thought to be friendly to Iran. The US embassy in Yemen's capitol was forced to evacuate personnel and shut down operations. If Yemen is any kind of model, it is a model of how badly US interventionism has failed. In 2011 the US turned against...
  • A Quick Reminder of Obama's Unanimously Rejected Budgets

    02/02/2015 12:59:11 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Today President Obama will deliver his whopping $4 trillion budget to Congress. President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations, pushing past tight federal spending caps to fund an ambitious public works program and provide middle-class tax relief. Obama's budget, which will set off months of wrangling in Congress, proposes spending $4 trillion — $3.999 trillion before rounding — in the 2016 budget year that begins Oct. 1. That's a 6.4 percent increase over estimated spending this year, projecting that the deficit will decline to $474 billion. POLITICO...
  • Obama’s Anti-Israel Attitude

    02/01/2015 8:35:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hard to miss the recently kerfuffle over the fact that the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, invited the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to speak to a joint session of Congress. This happened immediately after President Obama’s State of the Union speech where many thought he skirted over the crisis with Iran. The problem is almost all of the analysis has missed the point. It begins with trying to understand why Speaker Boehner gave the White House only a half-day notice of the invitation. In what was disclosed by the Washington Post, the Speaker previously had been left...
  • Hostility to Tradition

    01/30/2015 4:27:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well-established American-Indian religious ceremony. RFRA's framework was common sense. "Under RFRA, the government may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion unless it can demonstrate that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest, and it is the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling interest." See Perez...
  • Obama, Ignoring Realities, Sticks to His Comfort Zone

    01/29/2015 4:22:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world. In his State of the Union address, Obama refused to even take note of the GOP's historic midterm gains and the fact the House and Senate are now both under Republican control. On foreign policy, Obama talked as if everything was going swimmingly abroad, prompting even the Washington Post's Dana Milbank to marvel at Obama's "disconnect" from what is happening in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Russia....
  • Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham

    01/28/2015 3:43:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bob Barr
    There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a professional journalist’s career. Such an opportunity to probe the mind of the man responsible for directly or indirectly impacting the lives of virtually every person on the planet, was entrusted only to those with the qualifications and pedigree to handle such an important assignment; not to mention making the most of the president’s valuable and limited time. Not so today. Rather than a Pulitzer Prize or Peabody Award as the prerequisite for the honor of personally interviewing the...
  • When Politics Defy Reality: The Real State of the Union Features Dishonesty and Deception

    01/28/2015 1:55:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama was upbeat and inspiring, particularly if a listener had no prior knowledge of his many speeches that were quite similar but bore no fruit. It almost appeared that he was living in an alternate universe that bore no resemblance to present-day America and the current global stage. He boasted that the economy was doing very well and that unemployment had been cut in half since he took office. Perhaps someone should educate him about the labor force participation rate, which is at its lowest point in the past 36 years...
  • Kudos to Congress and Netanyahu

    01/27/2015 5:17:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Kudos to Congress for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session on the issue of imposing tough sanctions on Iran and to Netanyahu for accepting. President Obama has continually snubbed Israel and Netanyahu -- whom he refuses to meet with in March, allegedly because he doesn't want to interfere with the upcoming elections in Israel. Obama has been alarmingly lax in his dealings with Iran in its ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Some Obama defenders are chastising Congress for breaching protocol in inviting Netanyahu, saying, "There appear to be no rules anymore."...
  • eBay Announces Layoffs After Obama Touts Company in SOTU

    01/22/2015 3:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined,” President Obama said during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday. “Our manufacturers have added almost 800,000 new jobs. Some of our bedrock sectors, like our auto industry, are booming. But there are also millions of Americans who work in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago — jobs at companies like Google, and eBay, and Tesla.” While Politico pointed out that most of the companies Obama touted are big, left-leaning D.C. spenders, his choice of mentioning eBay...
  • The State Of Our Union

    01/22/2015 6:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    So I just watched President Barack Obama deliver his sixth State of the Union address. If it didn’t involve my job, there is no way on God’s green Earth I would watch this thing, ever. Obama’s speech was like listening to a grown man sit on Santa’s lap, listing everything he wants and threatening a temper tantrum if he doesn’t get it. What doesn’t the president want? That’s not a rhetorical question. I have no idea what he doesn’t want government to do for people. Community College? That should be “free!” And by free I mean other people should be...