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  • Mark Levin's Twisted Logic

    09/24/2016 6:52:18 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 57 replies
    vanity | Sept. 24, 2016 | self
    This week Mark again brought up the fact that Trump did not agree to back the winning Republican candidate. He also criticized RNC chair Reince Priebus for telling those Republican politicians who did support the nominee that they may not receive RNC support when running for re-election.Here is the modus operandi of Mark Levin: He develops personal grudges, then searches for logic to support those grudges. Instead of attacking the RNC chair when he is doing the right thing, and bringing Trump's initial lack of support for the Republican nominee, he should be rallying against the evil, criminal Hillary. He...
  • Interview with Decius--author of the famous Flight 93 Election essay!

    09/17/2016 10:23:03 AM PDT · by conservativecass · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 17, 2016 | Decius
    "The pseudonymous Publius Decius Mus has angered and mystified his critics with his bracing assessment of our political moment in his essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” which—along with the follow-up essay—quickly went viral and generated commentary from left and right. With so many questions and so much controversy swirling around his ideas, American Greatness spoke with Decius this week about the pursuit of greater clarity in thinking through the politics of our time."
  • Alt-Right Agonistes

    09/15/2016 4:56:54 PM PDT · by conservativecass · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 15, 2016 | Julie Ponzi
    Why doesn’t the press care about Hillary’s far-left endorsements in the same way it obsesses over Trump’s approval from sketchy characters on the right? To ask the question is to answer it.
  • No drugs or gay marriage, & HATE tattoos: Is 'Generation Z' the most conservative since WW2?

    09/15/2016 6:09:32 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/216 | MATT HUNTER
    The youngsters surveyed had more conservative views on gay marriage, transgender rights and drugs than their older siblings, parents and potentially even grandparents.
  • FULL: Donald Trump Speech at the New York Conservative Party (9/7/2016)

    09/10/2016 9:08:19 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/16 | (video)
    This speech is different than many of his larger rallies. It was sponsored by the New York State Conservative Party — who knew they had one? Trump is very much "at home" and at ease, greeting many old friends in the audience. He speaks candidly and quietly. One of the very interesting parts is a detailed description of how he took over the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project and what advice, techniques and technologies he used. The audience laughs appreciatlvely at many points in this affectionate speech by a New York native, especially when he takes a shot at Matt...
  • Self-annointed 'Principled Conservatives' know little about Principles

    09/09/2016 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/16 | Katy Grimes
    How is your "principled" behavior supporting limited government, lower taxes, American exceptionalism, sanctity of life, peace through strength, or belief in the individual? “2016 Is the Flight 93 election: Charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees except one: If you don’t try, death is certain, to compound the metaphor: A Hillary Clinton Presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto., with Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.”...
  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/06/2016 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Coleus · 56 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 09.05.16 | Ann Coulter
    Phyllis Schlafly, the St. Louis-born American intellectual who grew from a shy and beautiful girl to become one of the most influential political activists of the 20th and 21st century, died today, Monday, September 5, 2016 according to Eagle Forum. Schlafly has written or co-written more than 20 books, on military policy, education, legal and social issues. Her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” is credited with winning Barry Goldwater the Republican nomination for president and inspiring the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Her military work was a major factor in Reagan's’ decision to proceed...
  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016 (Phyllis Schlafly has died)

    09/05/2016 4:16:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 233 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/5/2016 | Christine Rouselle
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away on Monday. She was 92. Schlafly, the founder of Eagle Forum, rose to prominence in the 1960s when she wrote the book A Choice, Not an Echo, which sold more than three million copies. She was a leading voice of opposition against the Equal Rights Amendment, fighting to preserve traditional gender roles. She wrote a total of 23 books, the most recent being an expanded edition of A Choice, Not an Echo. In March, Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for president. Schafly was predeceased by her husband, John, and is survived by her six children.
  • WashPost Columnist Calling for a Shutdown of Conservative Talk Radio? (Michael Gerson )

    09/03/2016 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 50 replies
    newsbusters ^ | September 2, 2016 | Tim Graham
    When former Bush chief speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote a column for The Washington Post headlined “Cancel this reality show,” it sounded like just another anti-Trump column. Or is Gerson calling for a shutdown of conservative talk radio? It's understandable that establishment Republicans would despise the dynamic of conservative radio talkers trying to yank party leaders to the right. But shutting them down? Does that sound like reasonable moderation?
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 29,2016

    08/29/2016 3:03:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 29,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles." -- Mark Levin in "Liberty and Tyranny". Welcome to "The Levin Lounge"... Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time - and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark's show: 1-877-381-3811. The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark...
  • Teaching Tolerance

    08/09/2016 1:57:41 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following is my planned class introduction for all three of my courses this fall semester at The University of North Carolina – Wilmington. My first-day-of-class remarks are reproduced here for your reading pleasure. It is not a word for word reproduction. But it’s pretty close. So enjoy!Welcome back to another semester at UNCW! I am excited to have each and every one of you in my class. However, some of you may not be excited to have me as a professor. Each semester, I get at least one bad teaching evaluation from a student who never heard...
  • The Conservative Media Echo Chamber Is Making the Right Intellectually Deaf

    08/04/2016 7:09:42 PM PDT · by randita · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/4/16 | Matthew Sheffield
    Despite conservatives’ perceptions, conservative media exists in a small, ineffectual bubble. One of the more interesting developments since the emergence of the Web as a mass medium is the establishment of a conservative media presence. Prior to the Internet, there were basically no large-audience right-wing media operations aside from a few talk-radio programs. Since the 1996 establishment of Fox News and the popularization of the Web, it has now become possible for a conservatively inclined people to consume all kinds of news and opinion catering to their specific tastes and viewpoints. Many right-leaning people have hailed this development, believing that...
  • How Long Has a Conservative Movement Existed in America?

    08/04/2016 7:46:01 AM PDT · by pinochet · 32 replies
    I was reading about how Phyllis Shlafly has attended every Republican Convention since 1952. In 1952, the conservative candidate was Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, who was a bitter opponent of FDR's big government policies. Shlafly supported him. The establishment candidate was Gen. Eisenhower. But who was the first prominent American conservative activist? My vote would be for Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945), who led a national intellectual movement opposed to Woodrow Wilson's big government policies. He also opposed World War One. Before Wilson came into office in 1913, America did not have an income tax. It was, therefore, not necessary...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513–72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–43) who declared: “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.” Now Scotland is a land...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • Vanity -- Who I Suspect Will Be Trump's Choice for Republican VP

    07/14/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 101 replies
    July 14, 2016 | Satin Doll
    No, I do not believe Trump's choice will be Gov. Pence of Indiana. Nor Newt, nor Christie -- not even a man. Yes, I do believe the proposed VP will be a woman. I suspect that Trump's VP running mate will be ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Why? Well, she is a natural born citizen, a real conservative, and she is ferocious contra liberals/progressives. In addition, she isn't on the list of speakers for the Cleveland Convention and she has been silent of late. She has had lots of experience in dealing with those demons from Hell (the MSM) and her...
  • Andrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race (Theresa May will be next UK PM)

    07/11/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2016
    Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK PM - with Theresa May now set to succeed David Cameron. Mrs Leadsom said she did not believe she had sufficient support to lead a "strong and stable government". She also said a nine-week leadership campaign at such a "critical time" for the UK would be "highly undesirable". The energy minister said Mrs May was "ideally placed" to implement Brexit, and wished her the "greatest success". A source close to the energy minister told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg "the abuse has been...
  • Clinton’s “Conservative” Collaborators

    07/05/2016 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Arnold Alert
    But President Donald Trump will be worse than that? Snap out of it, you sanctimonious snobs This column is for the pearl-clutchers at National Review, Beltway Blowhards George Will, Charles Krauthammer, et al, Billy Kristol and his #NeverTrump choristers, “Mittens” Romney and the similarly loathsome leaders of the GOPe, aka Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: just who in the world do you think you are? There were 17—count ‘em 17—candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination. And due to a series of factors, including a lack of preparation, a lack of charisma, a lack of ideological bona fides and/or the...
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • Facebook Bias in Trending Topics

    06/29/2016 4:32:29 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    6/29/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Although Mark Zuckerberg disputes that Faceook slants their trending topics sidebar against Conservatives/Republicans, there is another story that proves the fact.
  • Attention-Seeking Conservative Radio Host Wants Trump To Show Him His ‘Alpha Male’

    06/27/2016 2:39:28 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 43 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-27-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Attention-seeker 'Christian" conservative radio host Steve Duece wants to take on Donald Trump, and he's serious. NOTE: By the way, I purposely mean to misspell this creep's name throughout this piece. This "Christian conservative," that's what he calls himself, yelled names, berated and lied on the presumptive GOP nominee and then called out Trump for doing what he had just done. Duece has been trying bait Trump into a back and forth but he's a nobody. Deace has been trying to gain the limelight on liberal stations, and as you can see, he's atrocious at what he does. Deuce is a bully...
  • The Wayne Dupree Show - Conservatism With The Cool!

    06/15/2016 8:22:43 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 1 replies
    Spreaker ^ | 6-15-2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Hey! Check out the Wayne Dupree Show weekly! We broadcast two new shows twice a day to give you the 411 on news and politics! You can also listen by downloading our free #WAARadio app from the Android/IOS app store and tune in. We just had Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and many front line conservatives join our show. 12-1pm Monday - Friday EST9-10pm Monday - Friday EST You can also listen our show replays  iHeartRadio and iTunes! We have no strings! We are not corporate owned and have to follow a media script. We are 100% grassroots...
  • Meet Warren Davidson, the Man Who Took John Boehner’s Seat

    06/15/2016 4:41:18 AM PDT · by milton23 · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/14/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Standing in former Speaker John Boehner’s empty and cavernous Longworth office, Ohio’s newest congressman seems out of place. Maybe that’s because Warren Davidson is more of a business and military man than a politician. Before being sworn in last week, Davidson made a career parachuting from airplanes as an Army Ranger, then filing patents as a manufacturing entrepreneur. Other than a short stint as a township trustee, he’s never held elected office until now. But what Davidson lacks in political acumen, he’s confident he can replace with leadership experience. His operating doctrine is simple, he tells The Daily Signal: “Fight...
  • Why Conservative Women Are So Pretty

    06/14/2016 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/22/2016 | Henry Scanlon
    ...The women of the Right are allowed to believe things that the women of the Left are not. They are allowed to believe there is a difference between women and men, female and male, and that those differences are real, not a false cultural construct imposed by a self-interested, manipulative patriarchy. Unlike Gloria Steinem, they can express their femininity in any way they choose to, without fear of being accused of a calumnization of the sisterhood. Even more, women of the Right are allowed to accept obvious things rather than engage in exhausting psychic gymnastics to get to a place...
  • National Review: Working-Class Nationalists Crush Conservative Policy Wonks

    05/31/2016 4:03:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Breitbart News And John O'Sullivan
    I seem to have been writing articles about conservatism all my life. Not quite, but almost. The first such article for which I was paid appeared in print in 1969 in the Swinton Journal (which, not at all coincidentally, was the first magazine I ever edited.) The article had the uninviting title “The Direction of Conservatism,” and init I advocated educational vouchers, road pricing, flexible exchange rates, and many other good things from the handbook of classical liberalism.
  • Holding Out For A Hero (vanity) corrected version

    05/26/2016 10:00:33 AM PDT · by faucetman · 31 replies
    myself/vanity | 5/26/2016 | faucetman
    Corrected version with paragraphs I’ll say it again. We must take over the MSM. Not Limbaugh, not Beck, not Levin. I mean CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, NY Times and all major newspapers. All major radio networks. By “take over” I mean an “all of the above” approach. Buy them, own them, own majority or controlling stock positions in them. Infiltrate them. In the boardroom and in the cubicles. Populate their staffs, reporters, advertisers, customers, associates, friends, colleagues, with far right or right leaning individuals and entities. The exact OPPOSITE of this George W. Bush conservative type who withdrew from...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon — Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room

    05/18/2016 6:02:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Politics Texas Gov: JFK Wanted To Send Man To Moon — Obama Wants To Send Man To Ladies Room Alex Pappas Political Reporter 1:46 PM 05/17/2016 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration’s new directive on bathrooms for transgender public school students by saying: “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom.” “We must get our country back on track,” Abbott, a Republican, added. JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom. We must get...
  • 10 Worst Things Happening in Schools…Really?!?

    05/16/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Education News and Views ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A progressive organization published a list of the “ten worst things” in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are mediocre by looking at this list. The ten items provide a distillation of what progressive/liberal educators value, and conversely what they consider not worth mentioning. Progressive/liberal thinking dominates our schools, so this is not idle chitchat. Some of the ten items may be problems but they are hardly “the worst.” As you’ll see, there is almost no mention of academic failings, namely, that kids don’t master basic skills nor learn much essential knowledge. (You’ll also notice a...
  • ‘Fakebook’ ups Friend Requests to conservative sites they suppress

    05/12/2016 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Judi McLeod
    Rush has got Fakebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, the agent provocateur of the social media on the run Last time it was a hot open mic that caught Obama obsequious Mark Zuckerberg taking on the role of social media saboteur at the request of cunning German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe’s refugee crisis. (CNBC, Sept. 27, 2015)
  • Here's our real establishment problem

    05/11/2016 5:49:02 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Conservative Jobs dot com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Morton Blackwell
    Job Listing Results 264 results Showing Results 1 to 20 of 69 District of Columbus Showing Results 1 to 20 of 105 Virginia
  • Former Facebook employees confirm: FB regularly suppresses ‘trending’ conservative news

    05/09/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    Surprised? Not really. I know what you’re thinking. “There are people who get their daily news from social postings on Facebook?” Sadly, the answer to that is yes. At any given moment there are over 150 million users roaming Mark Zuckerberg’s monstrosity, and you can bet that some percentage of them rarely read anything outside the online utopia. So, while we may not like to admit it, the “trending” section at the upper right of the page has become frighteningly important. Facebook swears that it determines what’s “trending” by analyzing reader preference. If it’s popular on the site - meaning...
  • Trump’s turn right started a long time ago

    05/09/2016 2:36:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 8, 2016 | Ron Kessler
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump only became a conservative the day he announced his candidacy for the presidency. But like all conventional wisdom about Trump, it’s wrong. In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” which came out in December 2011, Trump presented a detailed economic critique that any fiscal conservative would applaud. The reason “this country is an economic disaster right now,” he wrote, “is because Barack Obama doesn’t understand how wealth is created — and how the federal government can destroy it.” The private Donald Trump, on the other hand, is “the dearest, most thoughtful,...
  • Trump Will Take From Bernie

    05/04/2016 10:21:05 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | May 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    As both the GOP and Democrats trudge forward, fractures are emerging on the left as Bernie Sanders threatens to stay in the race until the end. What was once a happy-go-lucky party of communists and moderate liberals singing Kumbaya is now a mirror of the Republicans under Donald Trump. The rogue candidate threatening to demolish the status quo is a reality in both worlds. The difference is that only one of the rogues will win their party's nomination. Come November, it is becoming more and more possible that disenfranchised Democrats who oppose TPP and the pay-to-play politics in the Democratic...
  • The secret movement to draft Gen. James Mattis (USMC-Ret.) for President

    05/04/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 95 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daily Beast
    An anonymous group of conservative billionaires is ready to place their bets on a man dubbed “Mad Dog,” hoping to draft him into the presidential race to confront Donald Trump. Think of it as a Plan B should Trump be nominated by the Republican Party in Cleveland: swing behind retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and press him into service yet again as a third-party candidate. Mattis is the former commander of Central Command, which includes the strife-afflicted conflict zones of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and has developed a reputation among troops as a general...
  • Secretive group of Hollywood conservatives suddenly dissolves

    04/21/2016 8:11:56 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | 21 April 2016
    The Friends of Abe has acted as a clandestine club for Hollywood conservatives for more than a decade, hosting secret events where they could vent rightwing views and hear speeches from visiting Tea Party luminaries. But on Thursday the organisation – which counts Jon Voight, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kelsey Grammer among its 1,500 members – made an abrupt announcement: it was dissolving. “Today, because we have been successful in creating a community that extends far beyond our events, people just don’t feel as much of a need to show up for every speaker or bar night, and fewer people pay...
  • Finally An In-Your-Face Conservative Art Show

    04/19/2016 5:55:30 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 2 replies
    Michael Ramirez Cartoons on Ricochet.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Michael Ramirez Cartoons via Melissa Dawdy
    Provocative Art 2016 will premiere this Friday at the Lotus Gallery, 511 E. Roosevelt, in Phoenix. Local Ricochet members are invited to attend the free reception, and meet some pretty awesome artists, including Roman Genn and Sabo, who will be talking about their work. Also on hand will be original pieces by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Michael P. Ramirez. Ricochet’s very own Editor, Jon Gabriel has promised to make an appearance as well. Below are some examples of their artwork: -See more at www.provocativeart2016.com
  • A FReeper discussion on the history of Trump's conservative pro-America positions

    04/17/2016 2:02:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 170 replies
    FR Thread [reply 722] ^ | April 17, 2016 | by FenwickBabbitt
    Some people claim that Trump only recently arrived at most of these viewpoints, so I'd like to discuss Trump's history with each of these issues (sorry for the length but I think these important topics deserve to be delved into). I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. Trump’s political registration records since 1987 are public and available online. During this period, Trump has been a registered Republican for more than twice as long as he was a registered Democrat. If people would bother to read his books, look at the full-page ads he took out on policy...
  • Ted Cruz sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention

    04/16/2016 3:22:24 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 406 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/16 | Dan Berman
    It's a Ted Cruz sweep in Wyoming. Cruz won 14 of 14 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs at the Wyoming state convention here Saturday. The crowd here was clearly in Cruz's corner, as the Texas senator was the only candidate to make the trip to Casper -- ahead of a major snowstorm -- and Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak for Trump, previously canceled.
  • College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING

    04/16/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/16 | Eric Owens
    At the last minute, officials at the State University of New York at New Paltz curtly canceled a planned campus debate between a notable left-wing media critic and a notable right-wing media critic because the right-wing media critic has right-wing views. The last-minute cancellation of the debate between Jeff Cohen of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting and Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media occurred on March 30, the day it was scheduled, reports Campus Reform.
  • Phyllis Schlafly says she’s being ousted from Eagle Forum for Trump endorsement

    04/12/2016 12:02:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 260 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 4/11/2016 | Christine Ayala
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly says six state leaders are ousting her from the Eagle Forum organization she founded because of her support of Donald Trump, and five of them support Sen. Ted Cruz. Schlafly released a statement Monday claiming the group is trying to take over the organization by controlling bank accounts, firing employees and hiring their own. “I think it’s an attempt to vote me out,” Schlafly told the conservative World Net Daily. “It’s disloyal, and it’s terribly shocking, and I’m completely depressed about it.” Among those Schlafly called out by name Monday was Cathie Adams, who served as...
  • A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular

    04/05/2016 7:51:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    The most profound thinkers in America are conservative. There are, of course, bright liberal and leftist thinkers, but I can't think of one who approaches the depth and wisdom of the best conservative writers and thinkers. What liberal historian, for example, approaches the understanding of life and history that author Paul Johnson has exhibited in his many works of history? Who on the left matches psychiatrist/writer Theodore Dalrymple's insight into the underclass? What left-wing columnists understand human nature, the state of mankind, or contemporary America as do George Will, Charles Krauthammer and Thomas Sowell, or many of the leading columnists...
  • Why I Support Trump

    03/30/2016 9:19:35 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 29, 2016 | Tim Amundson
    Since I consider myself a traditional conservative, many friends of mine, on both the Right and the Left, are puzzled by my unwavering support for Donald Trump. Their bewilderment is understandable. Trump is often rude and obnoxious. His demeanor can be arrogant and dismissive. At times, he comports himself as reckless and willing to lash out prematurely, prior to fully understanding all of the facts at hand. To put it simply, he is a “wrecking ball.” Furthermore, Trump isn’t even a pure conservative in terms of policy; he is a populist. His statements over the years regarding such areas as...
  • Huh? Trump unleashes BIZARRE attack on Scott Walker after Cruz endorsement

    03/29/2016 3:28:49 PM PDT · by Hilda · 83 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michelle Hickford
    "Far be it from me to understand the meteoric rise of Donald Trump, but many folks have been willing to overlook his not exactly iron-clad conservative bona fides because of his apparent determination to fix a broken government and upend the entrenched establishment. And who could disagree with stopping the flood of illegal immigration, strengthening our borders and making sure we make better trade deals? However, conservatives willing to overlook his shifting opinions on social issues and unclear policies for repealing and replacing Obamacare may be having second thoughts after this latest attack on Scott Walker, after his endorsement of...
  • City Discriminates Against Conservative Group

    03/29/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/25/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Two years ago, the city of Grand Rapids denied the Acton Institute a local tax exemption. But the free-market think tank demonstrated in court it was indeed a charitable organization, and therefore eligible under state statute to be exempt from certain taxes. Mlive reports on the city’s aggressive approach to the nonprofit, calling them "a politically driven think tank that publishes right-wing libertarian, philosophical, and political propaganda tempered with extreme right-wing viewpoints" and claimed Acton is “ironically and hypocritically ... anti-charity." I know several of the people who work for Acton and that last point couldn’t be further from the...
  • MATT WALSH: There's so much nonsense being spewed in this country.

    03/24/2016 4:29:48 AM PDT · by Hilda · 68 replies
    facebook ^ | 3/23/2016 | Matt Walsh
    There's so much nonsense being spewed in this country. I'm drowning in it. I can hardly breathe anymore. The Donald Trump phenomenon is built on nonsense and born from nonsense. His surrogates and minions in the media drop 80 tons of nonsense on every conversation like a nuclear bomb incinerating everything in its path and wiping out any chance of a coherent dialogue. Exhibit A: I wrote a blog post last week listing a few of the so-called conservative leaders in media and politics who sold out to Trump. Maybe you read it. Amanda Carpenter, a writer for one of...
  • Cruz campaign announces Mia Love's endorsement

    03/22/2016 1:11:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 103 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign earned the support of Republican congresswoman Mia Love on Tuesday, as her constituents cast their votes in the Utah's presidential nominating contest. Cruz campaign spokesman Ron Nehring announced the news on Twitter.
  • Fox News fires back at Trump: Enough of your “extreme, sick obsession” with Megyn Kelly

    03/19/2016 2:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    John flagged Trump’s latest Twitter attack on Kelly in this post last night but you should read Fox’s reply too. Imagine: This guy can all but break the back of conservative resistance to him and become the prohibitive favorite for the Republican nomination by beating Cruz handily in Arizona and Utah on Tuesday night — and this is what he’s busy stewing about. He has a general election campaign coming up, he has fundraising to think about, he has a convention to plan, and he’s sitting in front of his TV fulminating about one of the two hours of programming...
  • Doctrinaire Conservatives Have Made the Word Conservative Powerless

    03/18/2016 8:43:24 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 45 replies
    Politics as Unusual ^ | 3-18-2016 | Otto Lamp
    One of the mysteries of the 2016 election cycle is why so many conservatives are rejecting the true conservative in the race and going with a loud mouthed New Yorker. Even southern Evangelicals, the most conservative of the conservative, voted in the main for loud mouthed New Yorker. Why has the word conservative become powerless to motivate Republican voters? The image below should provide a clue. The US middle class is shrinking. In 1979 it made up 60% of the population. Today it is less than 50%, and it continues to shrink.  Rather than have the diamond shape of 1979--where the...