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  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • I did my best to understand Donald Trump's foreign policy. Here's what I came up with.

    03/29/2016 9:23:28 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | 3/28 | Max Fisher
    Trump's foreign policy often gets discussed as isolationist for its skepticism of allies and foreign entanglements, or as realist for its obsession with self-interest and with cold cost-benefit. In either case, the theory is meant to explain why Trump so disdains virtually every facet of America's international role, from its alliance networks to its foreign military bases and security guarantees. But the more you hear from Trump, the clearer it becomes that something else is going on: He either does not believe in or simply does not understand the international order that has governed the world since the end of...
  • What Trump said under oath about the Trump University fraud claims — just weeks ago

    03/04/2016 1:01:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-3-2016 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Alice Crites
    Donald Trump has claimed  he has the "world's greatest memory," but when it came time this winter to give testimony in fraud cases filed against him and a real estate training program known as "Trump University," he displayed a repeated inability to recall names and faces of instructors he had claimed to have hired personally. "I can't remember that," he said on Dec. 10, when asked by trial lawyers in one of the class-action cases whether he had met one of the instructors in a program that provided training in building wealth through real estate. "The name sounds familiar but...
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, I’d back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadn’t yet seen — or had been unwilling to believe — the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • The Craziest Political Prediction Article Ever Written

    03/01/2016 2:16:16 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 1, 2016 | Sundance
    It’s been right there all along; a sense, an instinctual sense, a gut feeling, since late June 2015, and in all the subsequent months, it just kept reoccurring – and with the passing of events, each time it became more and more difficult to dismiss…. Before getting to the heart of this entirely speculative presentation, and specifically because it’s so far out there that, well, if accurate, a litany of people will claim we had to hold some insider connection, we must restate and remind everyone – we have never had any contact with any entity from the Donald Trump...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 77 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ ...

    10/21/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to more “collaborative action.”
  • If He Wins, Do We Stand With Trump?

    02/22/2016 4:05:20 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 219 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/21/2016 | Joe Cunningham
    It's the million dollar question as we look to the possibility that Donald Trump is somehow the nominee: Do we as Republicans stand with him? Do we circle the wagons? Do we overlook everything in his past and say "You know what? Better than a Democrat." The answer, for me at least, is decidedly "No."
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • Welcome to the Trump revolution: The last challenge is Ted Cruz — and Ted Cruz is in trouble

    02/18/2016 4:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | February 18, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Ted Cruz has pinned his hopes on a big showing in the South. He could still do it, but it's far from certain It's taken a while for the chattering classes to come around to the idea that Donald Trump may actually pull this thing off. It's hard to blame them. It's as if we all went to sleep one night and woke up in an alternate universe. But they do seem to have accepted it. He came close to winning Iowa, a notoriously buttoned up electorate, and won decisively in New Hampshire. All the polling going forward looks good....
  • The Gelding of Rupert Murdoch (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/14/2005 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 14, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The gelding of Rupert Murdoch Posted: July 14, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read...
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump

    02/03/2016 10:41:13 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    vox.com ^ | February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET | Zack Beauchamp
    Not many Muslims support Republicans, but those who do support Trump Updated by Zack Beauchamp on February 3, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Donald Trump wants to ban any more Muslims from entering the United States. Yet among Muslim Americans, he's the most popular Republican candidate for president — although that may say more about the rest of the GOP field than about Trump, given that he's polling "first" among Republicans with only 7.5 percent Muslim American support. That's according to a new survey of Muslim Americans from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), conducted among 2,000 Muslims in...
  • Vox: Hey, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Agree On A Lot of Stuff, Huh?

    02/01/2016 1:16:35 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    HotAir ^ | 2/1/2016 | Taylor Millard
    There's an interesting piece from Vox's John B. Judis pointing out just how similar Donald Trump's positions are with the ones of Bernie Sanders. There's going to be a fair amount of consternation between both Trump and Sanders' supporters, who really don't want to be associated with each other, on this but Vox thinks there's plenty of crossover between the two. The first is, you guessed it, populism but it goes even deeper than that: Sanders is a left-wing populist. He wants to defend the "collapsing middle class" against the "billionaire class" that controls the economy and politics. He is...
  • Donald Trump to Be Labeled ‘Racist Bully’ on Every HuffPost Story

    01/29/2016 2:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 28, 2016 | Itay Hod
    News site will include an anti-Trump addendum on each article about the GOP presidential frontrunnerHow’s this for a kicker? The Huffington Post will now end every article about Donald Trump with a special note calling him a “racist,” “liar” and a “xenophobe,” while reminding its readers of the GOP presidential frontrunner’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States....
  • Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

    01/30/2016 3:24:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | January 30, 2016 | David Roberts
    As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president. Jack Shafer argues that Trump's success so far is a "black swan" event, an unpredictable and unrepeatable concatenation of improbable circumstances. That sounds about right. But just because some political rules and conventions have been violated doesn't mean they've all vanished. Just because Trump makes no sense...
  • Trump supporters and the Oregon militiamen agree: More free stuff for us, nothing for anyone else

    01/08/2016 11:48:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | 1-4-2016 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    ... the Bundy militia members occupying a federal wildlife preserve in Burns, Oregon are motivated by the very same mix of resentments and hobby horses that are driving the Donald Trump movement. Both Trump's supporters and the Bundy agitators are moved by an unsubtly racialized sense of entitlement, a belief that federal benefits and giveaways are great when going to conservative white people but illegitimate if they go to anyone else, especially people of color. As David Roberts at Vox recently pointed out, Trump supporters aren't motivated by some ideological opposition to the concept of government benefits. They are perfectly...
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    “… Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, he’s hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (gesturing to audience member), they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”...
  • Karl Rove: Donald Trump Would Get 'Creamed' Up Against Hillary Clinton

    12/12/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 152 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | /12/2015 11:44 am ET | Ashley Alman
    Karl Rove, who served as an adviser to former President George W. Bush, warned Republicans that nominating Donald Trump could be a death wish for the party. In a Wall Street Journal column published Friday, Rove acknowledged Trump's consistently strong standing among Republicans in the polls, and the impressively high percentage of backers -- 46 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll -- who say they won't stray from Trump before the primaries. Hitting Trump for his antics -- citing the Republican presidential candidate's beef with Fox News host Megyn Kelly and insults of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being...
  • A Ben Carson implosion isn't good news for Republican elites. It's good news for Trump.

    11/06/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | November 6, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Due to the catastrophizing tendencies of political journalism, the revelation that Ben Carson has been lying about getting into West Point for 25 years has prompted rampant speculation about what happens if his campaign collapses and he drops out. Multiple commentators suggested that Ted Cruz, who, like Carson, is trying to court evangelical voters, has the most to gain...
  • Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea

    08/04/2015 7:55:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015
    Walmart-Sponsored Site Accuses U.S. of War Crimes, Defends North Korea BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff August 4, 2015 4:11 pm An explanatory news aggregation website sponsored by corporate giant Walmart has accused the United States of engaging in major war crimes against North Korea and defended the rogue nation in a recent blog post. Max Fisher, a writer for the Walmart-sponsored site Vox.com, accused America of doing “something terrible” and “evil” to North Korea in a recent blog post that also defends the DPRK’s anti-American attitudes. “The US did in fact do something terrible, even evil to North Korea, and...
  • Republicans' Donald Trump problem just got worse

    07/26/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 90 replies
    Vox ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump was supposed to flame out fast. Instead, he's burning ever hotter in the first contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. The real estate mogul and reality TV star has a seven-point lead over his nearest competitor in New Hampshire, and he's breathing down the neck of longtime Iowa caucuses leader Scott Walker, according to two NBC-Marist University polls released Sunday morning. It's still very early in the 2016 campaign, and the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland could shake up the race, but Trump's surprising success suggests he will continue to be a significant force...
  • The silver lining of Donald Trump

    07/22/2015 10:51:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    If there's a small silver lining for the Republican Party in the bonanza of insanity that is Donald Trump's candidacy, it's this: He's single-handedly managed to make the rest of the GOP field look downright reasonable by comparison. There's less talk of a "clown car" primary when the main attraction is the ringmaster of his own circus. Each day, Trump seems to reach new heights of absurdity, offensiveness, and popularity among Republican poll respondents. On Tuesday, he called fellow candidate Lindsey Graham an "idiot" and handed out the South Carolina senator's cellphone number — a response to Graham referring to...
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thought that there ever could be a day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst, for over six minutes....
  • It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too (MASSIVE HURL!)

    05/27/2015 7:04:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 46 replies
    vox.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veterans Day honors all who have served the American military in wars. Memorial Day honors those who've perished. It's an annual reminder that wars have grave human costs, which must be both recognized and minimized. Those costs are not inevitable. We ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce them, to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters. War resistors can be heroes....
  • "America has a simple ideology": how one of Russia's top US experts tries to explain America

    05/04/2015 7:55:50 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 30 replies
    vox ^ | May 5, 2015 | Max Fisher
    The United States comes up constantly when you talk to Russians about their country's place in the world. But the conversations tend to go a lot differently than many Americans might expect. In the US, the common view is that Russians feel aggrieved by the loss of the Soviet Union and all the respect that came with being a global superpower. Russia's acts of aggression in Europe, in this telling, are all about challenging the American-led order as a way to prove Russia's might and importance. This aggression is wildly popular among Russians, many Americans believe, because it makes them...
  • Vox Youth: Open the Borders to Solve Immigration Crises

    04/21/2015 5:20:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 21, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember Dylan Matthews? He is the youthful Vox writer who suddenly noticed that the U.S. Senate is not based on proportional representation therefore...SNAP! Abolish the U.S. Senate! Upon being informed that can't be done because a federal system was set up by the U.S. Constitution then...SNAP! Abolish the Constituion! Now young Dylan is bringing the same analytical skills to the immigration crises in Europe and the U.S.A.. He has noticed that many illegals are surging into both areas so...SNAP! Abolish borders!Although Dylan talks about this solution for Europe, he also means the same "solution" for the U.S.A. since he includes a graph...
  • Ezra Klein Twitter Post

    04/13/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://Twitter.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Ezra Klein
    From an Ezra Klein Twitter post: User Actions Follow Ezra KleinVerified account ‏@ezraklein Here's what Marco Rubio tostada on taxes, Medicare, marijuana, same sex marriage, and more: http://www.vox.com/2015/4/13/8406787/marco-rubio-issues …
  • Netanyahu’s Victory Is A Disaster For The Peace Process (Schadenfreude Alert)

    03/18/2015 2:50:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 61 replies
    Vox ^ | 03/18/2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    "More specifically, Netanyahu's Likud Party won by siphoning voters away from the other right parties who will become its coalition partners. Mainstream Israeli opinion has shifted to the right: to win, Likud didn't need to win over a swath of centrist voters. It needed to jazz up the Right with nasty rhetoric about Palestinians and Arabs." "Meanwhile, Likud is going through a process that some observers have referred to as Tea Party-ization. Younger Israelis tend to be more conservative, increasingly empowering the more right-wing factions inside Likud. That causes center-right voters to defect to centrist parties, pushing the party ever...
  • Vox Writer: Ditch U.S. Constitution, Replace With Parliamentary System

    03/03/2015 5:08:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Intrepid boy reporter Dylan Matthews at General Electric (also Comcast) Vox got hilariously spanked in public recently when he proposed that the U.S. Senate be abolished because it was "anti-democratic." Matthews somehow forgot (or never learned) that we have a federal system so such an abolition would be impossible under our system of government. Therefore, young Dylan found another outlet for his pubescent enthusiasms. Why, if we can't abolish the Senate under the current system then BINGO! Ditch the despised constitution and replace it with a parliamentary system. To get a proper fix on Dylan's latest crusade, let us take...
  • Lefty Blogger Jonathan Chait: ‘Unique Power’ of Conservatives Destabilizes American Politics

    03/08/2015 9:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 7, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    One of Washington’s most discussed articles over the past week was Matthew Yglesias’s Monday piece in Vox contending that this country’s combination of a presidential system and increasing ideological polarization is a recipe for eventual breakdown (the article was headlined “American democracy is doomed”). New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait thinks Yglesias overlooked something important. In a Tuesday post, Chait argued that the major threat to our political stability is that American conservatives are considerably farther to the right than are conservatives in, say, western Europe. “[T]he shape of our presidential system is not the only thing that separates the...
  • Vox Avoids S-word in Venezuela Crises Photo Essay

    02/26/2015 5:49:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say it! SAAAAY IT!!! ---Sam Kinison General Electric Vox published a photo essay about the crises in Venezuela. The photos of the protests were picturesque but something important was missing. It was especially noticeable when the essay by Amanda Taub, 11 stunning photos of the protest movement sweeping Venezuela, touched on the dismal economy. Therefore the most stunning thing about the essay wasn't the photos but the very noticeable failure to mention a certain word seen all over Venezuela. A certain S-word seen all over the walls and billboards of Venezuela. A word that the corrupt government in Caracas proudly...
  • ‘There’s Nothing Random About the Threats Against Jewish Targets:’

    02/10/2015 5:04:09 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-10-15 | Ben Cohen
    ‘There’s Nothing Random About the Threats Against Jewish Targets:’ US Jewish Leader Chides Obama Over Paris Terror Comments President Barack Obama’s description of the January 9 Islamist terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris as a “random” assault on “a bunch of folks in a deli” has sparked widespread outrage, with a top American Jewish leader telling The Algemeiner, “President Obama absolutely misspoke…there’s nothing ‘random’ about the threats against Jewish targets.” In wide-ranging interview on foreign policy with Vox magazine editors Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias – “Again and again, they serve him softball—no, make that Nerf ball—questions and...
  • Same-sex marriage rights are sweeping the US. Here's where each state stands.

    11/20/2014 9:09:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | November 20, 2014 | German Lopez
    Update: On November 20, the Supreme Court refused to stay a decision that struck down South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry starting at noon. Since 2013, when the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on same-sex marriage, lower courts have followed with their own decisions effectively ending same-sex marriage bans in several states. As the decisions pile up, it can get a little difficult to track which same-sex marriage bans are legally valid and which have been overturned. This simple list tracks where each state stands.
  • I was about to hype up a Scott Walker 2016 run. Then I watched his victory speech.

    11/07/2014 7:23:52 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 86 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andrew Prokop
    When it became clear that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had won reelection handily Tuesday night, I was all set to write an article hyping up his prospects to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. It seemed to make total sense — he's been elected three times in a blue state, while fighting hard for conservative priorities in a way that's impressed both the GOP's base and its elites. But then I sat down and watched his victory speech from Tuesday night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wxEfnPakLYM The very beginning is nice, as Walker thanks God for his win and gets some applause. But...
  • 11 things you should know about the Michael Brown shooting

    08/24/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Vox.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | German Lopez
    Who was Michael Brown?Why was Michael Brown shot?Who is Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown?Was the shooting of Michael Brown legal?Is the Michael Brown shooting being investigated?What's happening in Ferguson, Missouri?Is the black community represented in Ferguson's government?Have the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, been peaceful?How have police handled the protests in Ferguson, Missouri?Why do police have military-grade equipment in the first place?How have government officials reacted to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri?
  • Vox's Sarah Kliff Goes Silent as Obamacare Co-Ops Collapse

    12/11/2015 5:52:40 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 11, 2015 | Sarah Kliff
    For years, first at the Washington Post's Wonkblog and now at Vox, Sarah Kliff has been happily chirping away about the wonders of Obamacare. She has been perhaps its biggest cheerleader by far. And then the predictable collapse of its cooperatives hit and now poor Sarah has gone silent on the whole topic of Obamacare since November 19 when she sadly delivered apocalyptic news about the nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth:
  • Donald Trump to GOP establishment: Just try me

    12/09/2015 5:38:14 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 260 replies
    A new poll indicates that 68% of my supporters would vote for me if I departed the GOP & ran as an independent. https://t.co/ztP5d2ctZl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2015
  • Daily Kos: Cruz to Lead ‘Christian Caliphate’ Which Would Regard Second Amendment As ‘Holy’

    12/07/2015 7:01:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 7, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    In 2010, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas published his book American Taliban, which detailed his belief that “fundamentalist Muslims [are] basically hard-right Christians…American [religious conservatives] may be more constrained by American society and laws than their Middle Eastern counterparts, but…their goals are the same.” This past weekend, one current and one former Daily Kos writer carried on the tradition of lumping the two groups. On Sunday, Daily Kos’s Susan Grigsby opined, “It is very difficult to find much space between the coming Christian caliphate, which reveres the Second Amendment as a holy text, and the one set up by [ISIS] in Syria and Iraq.”...
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...
  • The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis (He looks like an ISIS to me)

    11/24/2015 2:14:29 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    vox.com ^ | November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET | Jennifer Williams
    The little-known group at the center of the Turkey-Russia crisis Updated by Jennifer Williams on November 24, 2015, 2:50 p.m. ET @jenn_ruth jennifer@vox.com Jennifer R. Williams: How do you think this incident will affect Turkish-Russian relations? Henri Barkey: Until recently, the Turks and the Russians had succeeded in compartmentalizing their differences over Syria. Because they're on opposite sides: Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Turks have tried to do everything they could to overthrow Assad, and Russia has done everything they could to keep Assad in power. But it didn't affect the relationship between [Turkish President Recep...
  • Daily Kos Writer: Republican Response to Paris Attacks 'More Tragic' Than Attacks Themselves

    11/24/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 24, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Liberals sometimes say that law enforcement’s approach to the Mafia offers a model for how to deal with jihadists, even though the latter tend not to limit their demands to protection money. This past Sunday, Egberto Willies of Daily Kos claimed that if terrorist attacks were “treated as they should be, like organized crime, it would neuter ISIS. After all…the group is no more powerful than a large band of thugs with weapons.” But crimefighting methods weren’t the main concern of Willies’s piece. Rather, it was his belief that “neocons” wish to exploit fear of terrorism in order to start a war which...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Ted Cruz is freaked out about inflation. But there has been absolutely none for a year.

    11/14/2015 8:29:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | November 14, 2015 | Timothy B. Lee
    A lot of conservative voters — especially those old enough to have lived through the high inflation of the 1970s — are convinced that America is currently suffering from an inflation problem. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pandered to those voters in a recent Republican presidential debate, blaming the "loose money" policies of the Federal Reserve for raising the prices of various consumer products. But new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that overall, prices aren't going up. At all. Between September and October, prices actually fell slightly. And over the past year, the inflation rate was...
  • Ted Cruz is freaked out about inflation. But there has been absolutely none for a year.

    11/14/2015 8:29:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Vox ^ | November 14, 2015 | Timothy B. Lee
    A lot of conservative voters — especially those old enough to have lived through the high inflation of the 1970s — are convinced that America is currently suffering from an inflation problem. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pandered to those voters in a recent Republican presidential debate, blaming the "loose money" policies of the Federal Reserve for raising the prices of various consumer products. But new data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that overall, prices aren't going up. At all. Between September and October, prices actually fell slightly. And over the past year, the inflation rate was...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Vox: Democrats in Deep Trouble

    10/20/2015 1:54:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Matthew Yglesias, no relation to Julio Iglesias, no relation to Enrique Iglesias and therefore no relationship to that blonde Russian tennis player. What's her name? Runs... (interruption) That's right, Anna Kournikova. Matthew is a lone Yglesias. He runs around with his buddies at Vox, which would be Ezra Klein and a number of other young Millennial types for the most part that grew tired of working for the old stand-by big guys, New York Times, Washington Post. They found some funding, which is what liberals do, and got this site that... I guess it's owned now by... I forget...
  • Even Lefty Vox.com Mocks Dan Rather 'Truth' Movie

    10/15/2015 2:40:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how bad is the movie 'Truth' that will be released tomorrow? So bad that even the notoriously liberal Vox is mocking it. Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff goes so far as to describe it as an example of why "so many people hate Hollywood liberals." As we shall see even Dan Rather in 2004 disagreed with the premise of "Truth."
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...