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  • Martin O’Malley Says U.S. Should Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees (He's Out Of His Mind)

    09/04/2015 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley thinks the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis isn’t strong enough. President Obama has proposed taking in between 5,000 and 8,000 refugees this year. But O’Malley believes we need to admit nearly 10 times that number. CNN “I support the call from humanitarian and refugee organizations for the United States to accept at least 65,000 Syrian refugees next year,” he said in a statement Friday. “If Germany — a country with one-fourth our population — can accept 800,000 refugees this year, certainly we — the nation of immigrants and refugees — can do more.”...
  • Where Are the Calls for Obama to Stop the Syrian Refugee Crisis He Created?

    09/04/2015 3:21:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you by now seen the massive amount of refugees flooding all parts of Europe? Now, why is that happening? It's not immigration. It's not immigration or illegal immigration or what have you. It is an invasion, and it is the direct result of things. There are reasons why so many people are fleeing where they live and trying to get to what they consider to be better places. And one of the reasons why, dare I say it, Barack Hussein Obama and American foreign policy. This is what happens when the United States abdicates its role as leader...
  • September 04, 2015 - The Goldberg File by Jonah Goldberg

    09/04/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    National Review Newsletter E-Mail ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Yes, I know that there are plenty of decent and honorable people who support Trump. For instance, my friend John Nolte over at Breitbart is one. He constantly celebrates Trump because Trump has all the right enemies and defies the conventional rules governing politics and media: ... But this is not an argument for Trump as a serious presidential candidate. It is really no argument at all. It is catharsis masquerading as principle, venting and resentment pretending to be some kind of higher argument. Every principle used to defend Trump is subjective, graded on a curve. Trump is like...
  • The Other Donald Trump Interview with Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 2:41:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    National Review obtained this exclusive fake transcript. HH: Joined now by Donald Trump. Donald Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, it’s always a pleasure to talk to you. DT: Thank you, Hugh. HH: Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born? DT: Okay, fine. [pause] HH: All right. I’m on with Donald Trump. So, where were you born? DT: Can you give me a little . . . HH: I’m asking in which place you were born. It’s not a gotcha question, Donald Trump. You know I don’t do those here. DT: Well, that is a...
  • TIME Magazine Story on Unemployment Rate Is an Insult to Our Intelligence

    09/04/2015 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The unemployment numbers are out. TIME Magazine. This whole subject has been a source of great irritation for me. We now have, folks, 94 million Americans not working. The labor force participation rate is at an all-time low. Now, the labor force participation rate is a percentage of able-bodied people actually working, and it's 62.6%, which is really low, it's an historic low. What it translates to real numbers is 94 million Americans not working, and yet they report the unemployment number 5.1%. It's an insult. It's an insult to everybody's intelligence, and here we have TIME Magazine, they...
  • Pop Quiz Won't Hurt Trump

    09/04/2015 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, let's get... First, I think probably what everybody here wants some clarification on -- or at least some analysis of or explanation of or discussion of -- is Trump and his inability to identify certain names thrown at him on the radio, names of Al-Qaeda leaders, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iranian Quds Force leaders and so forth. It's real simple here, folks, and I guess I should address this to the Republican establishment and like-minded. If you think this is going to harm Trump with his supporters, it won't. It didn't hurt George W. Bush when he was unable to...
  • What Gloria Borger and the GOP Establishment Think About Trump, Hispanics and the Base

    09/04/2015 1:40:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to go back to audio sound bites. I want to go back to yesterday. Following Trump's press conference, which we covered, our microphones there were. He went out after he signed that pledge with Reince Priebus -- and, by the way, in the Stack of Stuff today there are all kinds of reactions to that. I mean, people think Trump has signed away his chance to win the presidency. Others think that Trump has snookered the RNC and Reince Priebus. The opinions of Trump signing the pledge are all over the place. Well, after the press...
  • On National Security, Trump Strikes Out Again

    09/04/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    When Donald Trump botched a question Thursday about General Qassem Suleimani, head of Iran’s Quds Force, it wasn’t the first time. He did the same thing last month during the Fox News debate, but his answer was largely overlooked in the post-debate hysteria over Trump’s answers to questions on a third party candidacy and his treatment of women. Bret Baier asked Trump about Suleimani and offered the candidate a helpful tutorial in the introduction.
  • Hot Air Pre-CNN Debate Reader Survey Results

    09/04/2015 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    Ted Cruz takes it all, placing first in the first choice, second choice and consensus choice votes. Other top performers include Donald Trump (2nd first choice, 5th second choice,) Carly Fiorina (3rd first, 2nd second, 2nd consensus,) Scott Walker (4th across the board,) Marco Rubio (5th first,) Ben Carson (3rd second and consensus) and Bobby Jindal (5th consensus.) During the last survey I noted that Fiorina and Jindal needed to be included in the varsity Fox debate, and earlier this week we found out that Fiorina would in fact be included in the top CNN debate. This is the right...
  • Hungary’s PM is probably not as crazy as you’ve heard

    09/04/2015 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the situation in Syria and Iraq continues to deteriorate, residents have been fleeing the area in droves. This has led to a serious refugee crisis everywhere they go, as well as raising uncomfortable questions about what the obligations of the various nations in the area might be in terms of taking care of them. Hungary has been getting a lot of heat over the response of their Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, who is being described by the international media as well as other leaders in the neighborhood in less than charitable terms. (BBC) There is sympathy in Brussels for...
  • Do Cops' Lives Matter to Obama?

    09/04/2015 10:24:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. Wednesday, another officer, in Fox Lake, Illinois, Lt. Charles "GI Joe" Gliniewicz, was gunned down. Last Friday, Darren Goforth, a Houston deputy sheriff, was shot 15 times by an alleged black racist. President Obama called the widow of Deputy Goforth, but he has yet to show the same indignation and outrage he exhibited at what happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson. This year, 24 cops have been gunned...
  • The Point Of No Return

    09/04/2015 10:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    In aviation it's called the point of no return. That point in a flight when catastrophe strikes and the airplane, because of low fuel or mechanical impairment, cannot make it safely back to its take-off point.That's where we are with the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran and the 34 shameless Senate Democrats who bowed to pressure and announced their support for the flawed pact, thereby guaranteeing that the president's veto of any measure of disapproval cannot be overridden.While that still leaves, as of now, 66 senators opposed to the deal and a large majority in...
  • Carly Fiorina Tackles Quds Force ‘Gotcha’ Question that Stumped Trump

    09/04/2015 8:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    When conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt spoke to Donald Trump earlier this evening, he asked a question about Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani that led to a comical exchange in which the GOP frontrunner thought they were talking about Iraqi Kurds before finally giving up and accusing Hewitt of asking “gotcha” questions. So, as an experiment, Hewitt invited Republican candidate Carly Fiorina to answer the same question — without any preparation — to see if she had a similar amount of trouble.
  • More Campus Fascism

    09/04/2015 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Is there something in the water in the Washington State University faculty lounge, or are its professors conspiring against common sense? Three faculty members, showing their contempt for free speech, threatened to punish students who disobeyed them on race, gender or immigration terminology. The Daily Caller reports that in his "Introduction to Multicultural Literature" syllabus, professor John Streamas warned white students that "to do well in this class," they must "reflect" their "grasp of history and social relations" by "deferring to the experiences of people of color." This professor once berated a student who advocated limits on illegal immigration as...
  • Memo to Hillary: Uber Is Good For Low-Income Families

    09/04/2015 7:23:31 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/04/2015 | John Merline
    In her big "Growth and Fairness" speech on the economy, Hillary Clinton complained about what she called the "gig economy." It was a thinly veiled attack on Uber and other ride-sharing services that have upended traditional, government-controlled taxi services around the world.
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPA’s wanton malfeasance — experts warned of a catastrophic blowout — unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • HILLARY CLINTON: NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER

    09/04/2015 6:59:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    How Hillary's contempt for protocols has endangered the entire nation. For an army of ethically compromised defenders in politics and the media, Hillary ClintonÂ’s email scandal is being framed as little more than a political attack aimed solely at derailing her presidential candidacy. Yet while each new revelation makes it harder to dismiss Hillary and Bill's seemingly endless effort to monetize the Clinton Foundation by virtually any means possible, most of it is beside the point. WhatÂ’s not beside the point is the reality that Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking national security disaster. The Daily BeastÂ’s John R. Schindler,...
  • An Arsenal Of Smoking Guns In Clinton Email Scandal

    09/04/2015 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Every time the State Department pulls out a new fistful of Hillary Clinton emails like Richard Dreyfuss yanking a license plate out of a shark's belly in "Jaws," someone declares that there's "no smoking gun!" I've written before about how shouting "there's no smoking gun!" is a non-denial denial. Ask a cop. When a murder suspect immediately exclaims, "You have no indisputable evidence I murdered my boss!" instead of, "I didn't do it!" it's a good sign that the suspect thinks he covered his tracks, not that he's innocent. Fellas, if your wife asks if you're having an affair, respond...
  • Anchor Babies and Jeb Bush on Trial in Texas

    09/04/2015 5:30:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/4/2015 | CHQ Staff
    The First Lady of the Conservative Movement, and our longtime friend, Phyllis Schlafly has posted an excellent article on Townhall explaining that a federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. Jeb BushRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children "anchor babies." The Pew Research Center estimated that 340,000 children are born...
  • Donald Trump's Appeal Is Based on Yesterday's News

    09/04/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Aside from the court-ordered dribbling out of Hillary Clinton's classified-material-filled emails, the big presidential campaign news of the summer has been the boom for Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Trump has risen from 3 percent in the polls (when he announced on June 16) to where he now stands at 26 percent -- 14 percent ahead of any other candidate. Trump is drawing support from a constituency that in many ways resembles that amassed by another celebrity candidate who defied the usual political rules, Ross Perot in 1992. Like Perot, Trump runs better among whites than...
  • ObamaCare Enrollees Got $235 Million In Excess Subsidies

    09/04/2015 5:13:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/4/2015 | John Merline
    An IRS audit released this week shows that nearly half a million ObamaCare enrollees were able to claim more than $235 million in excess subsidies that they will never have to pay back, thanks to a quirk in the law that leaves the program vulnerable to potentially billions in excess subsidy payments.
  • Warning: This Column Is In English

    09/04/2015 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Just wanted to make sure I didn’t come across as a racist, nativist xenophobe. That is, after all, the attack that awaits anyone suggesting primacy for the English language in a country founded and made great solely by people speaking that language. How do we know? Because Donald Trump, in another moment of resonant genius, suggested Jeb Bush should campaign in English for a job that is won by attracting voters, all of which speak English. Of course we have populations struggling to learn English, and a proper bilingual bridge helps them on that journey to English proficiency. But far...
  • Hillary's Sycophants

    09/04/2015 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    In New York and Washington, spotting Hillary Clinton staffers is easy. Just look for dogs who prefer to sniff people's noses instead of other dogs' butts. Those people will be Clinton's staffers. Based on a reading of the various emails released so far from her private email server, Clinton surrounded herself with some of the most professional brown-nosers outside of Hollywood. Clinton could do no wrong. She was fawned over, made over, praised and glorified. If an event happened anywhere in the world that was positive, she was given credit by her staff. If an event happened anywhere in the...
  • Joe Biden's Yuck Factor

    09/04/2015 4:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert's new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more baggage than the Kardashians during Paris fashion week. Setting aside the past plagiarism, fabulism, K Street cronyism, chronic gaffes and the stagnant aroma of 4-decades-old Beltway entrenchment, though, Biden's two biggest cultural liabilities currently on the table (and everywhere else) are his grabby paws: Groper One and Groper Two. Seriously, those two troublesome tentacles need to...
  • Hillary Clinton: National Security Disaster

    09/04/2015 2:49:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/4/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    For an army of ethically compromised defenders in politics and the media, Hillary ClintonÂ’s email scandal is being framed as little more than a political attack aimed solely at derailing her presidential candidacy. Yet while each new revelation makes it harder to dismiss Hillary and Bill's seemingly endless effort to monetize the Clinton Foundation by virtually any means possible, most of it is beside the point. WhatÂ’s not beside the point is the reality that Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking national security disaster. The Daily BeastÂ’s John R. Schindler, who wonders if other officials in the Obama administration, including...
  • Trump’s Hearing Problem

    09/04/2015 1:34:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed how often people come up to Donald Trump and tell him he’s right? We don’t get to see or hear all this unsolicited praise, but he assures us he does...... [SNIP] Trump hears what he wants to hear. Criticism is either ignored or somehow misperceived as more affirmation.... [SNIP] In that same interview with Cuomo, Trump stated, “I was given the biggest award by the Marines the other day, one of the biggest civilian awards by the Marines the other day.” Not quite. Trump was given an award by a civilian charity, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement...
  • There’s Only One Candidate People Actually Like – and It’s Not Trump or Clinton (it's Ben Carson)

    09/03/2015 6:00:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 168 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rob Garver
    The only one of the declared presidential candidates that Americans have positive feelings for overall isn’t a frontrunner and has never held public office before. According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the sole presidential candidate whose favorability rating is higher than his or her unfavorability rating. When asked about Carson, 41 percent of the respondents in the national poll reported that they felt favorably about him, compared to 30 percent who have an unfavorable view. That puts him well ahead of all the other candidates in the field, though 29 percent...
  • Iran thumbs nose at US even as Obama rallies support for nuke deal

    09/03/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Paul Aster
    Even as President Obama was securing the Senate support necessary to assure passage of the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran's top defense officials were scoffing at U.S. claims the pact will restrict the Islamic Republic's military ambitions. The president has been twisting arms and Secretary of State John Kerry reassuring lawmakers that the deal between Iran and the P5 +1 - members of the UN Security Council plus Germany - will ensure international inspections and bar Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons. This week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., became the 34th member of the Senate to back the controversial and...
  • Kim Davis Another Example Of The Criminalization Of Christianity

    09/03/2015 5:16:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 9/3/15 | James Bosworth
    The Kentucky county clerk who is jailed because she will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples has a lot of fans among the Republican presidential hopefuls.Social conservatives nationally have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who has defied a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses. The Republican contenders, meantime, are hoping to use the incident to bolster their credentials with a powerful primary voting bloc.Most of the candidates have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed Thursday after defying a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses, while only two have sided...
  • Kim Davis Uproar Shows That Breaking The Law Is Only Okay When Progressives Do It

    09/03/2015 4:57:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/3/15 | Sean Davis
    The main contestant on this week’s edition of Internet outrage theater is Kim Davis, a Democratic clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis, who was arrested by police today for not issuing the licenses, says her religious beliefs prohibit her from rubber-stamping applications for same-sex marriage licenses: U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning placed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies, saying fines were not enough to force her to comply with his previous order to provide the paperwork to all couples and allowing her to...
  • Brady Beats NFL, Stuns Media

    09/03/2015 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I want to take you back to this program on August 31st. I just want to remind you of something that I said. It's a quick little 12 seconds. Goes by here pretty quickly. RUSH ARCHIVE: If I had to wage a wild guess right now, I mean, the opener, 10 days away, New England hosting the Steelers, and if I had to wager right now, Brady's playing. Seems to me he'll suit up. RUSH: Yes, my friends, I just wanted to remind you that I predicted that this would be the case. And after watching all of...
  • Trump Signs Loyalty Pledge. So What?

    09/03/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RedState ^ | September 3, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    The cable news networks are all breathlessly reporting that after a one-on-one meeting with Reince Priebus, Donald Trump has signed a pledge in which he promises to support the eventual Republican nominee, regardless of who it might be. I am sure that in the corridors of the RNC national headquarters, they are all slapping themselves on the back confident that eventually Trump will fade away and that they have averted a third party disaster. In the first place, I don’t think they have accomplished any such thing. I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion anymore that Trump will ever fade...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, who’ve been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • Trump Keeps Perplexing the Experts

    09/03/2015 3:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Liimbaugh
    RUSH: We have new polling data from CNN. The world is shocked yet again when it comes to Donald Trump. Two sound bites, one here from Ashleigh Banfield. BANFIELD: Breaking news for you. It may not sound breaking, but Donald Trump's support is surging. And that is officially breaking because just minutes ago a Monmouth University poll came out showing Trump with a commanding 30% support. That is up four points from before the first debate. That's nearly one-third of Republicans in this country supporting Donald Trump. Ben Carson is now in second place with 18%, and that is very...
  • How 'Bout a GOP Loyalty Oath to Voters?

    09/03/2015 2:39:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We've got Trump, big meeting between Trump and Reince Priebus. Trump is apparently going to sign the pledge that he will support the Republican nominee, big meeting at Trump Tower after which Trump will have a media availability to explain what happened. Governor Christie signed his in public today. On Fox News, he was guesting with Martha MacCallum, and she demanded that somebody bring the pledge out. And somebody, some stagehand brought the pledge out and Christie (imitating Christie), "Yep, signed it right here, yep, yep, yep. There you go, put the date on it, damn right, I'm in...
  • Trump Signs Pledge, Joined in Progress (Long Article)

    09/03/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look at this. The media is all atwitter. They're gathered... There are throngs of 'em at Trump Tower. I don't know. You just have to love this. I mean, there is an overflow crowd of media and people waiting for Trump emerge from his meeting with Reince Priebus of the Republican National Committee. At which meeting, by the way, CNN has sources telling them that Trump has signed the Republican National Committee loyalty pledge. Big, big, big deal. Yeah, see, they're all worried that Trump wouldn't go support the Republican nominee if it's not him. They're all worried Trump...
  • One Of America's Worst Blunders: Allowing Public Workers To Unionize

    09/03/2015 11:56:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 3, 2015 | George Leef
    This country has made a lot of terrible financial blunders. Easily among the top ten would be the decision to allow public employees to form unions and engage in collective bargaining. Only a little more than 50 years old, that mistake has done prodigious harm to us both economically and politically – and the worst is yet to come. In the summer of 2015, the former mayor of San Jose, California, Chuck Reed, launched a ballot initiative. Several California cities have already gone bankrupt and more are teetering on the brink, causing Reed to take a step that’s meant to...
  • The shocking truth about Donald Trump: He’s actually the least terrifying GOP candidate

    09/03/2015 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Conor Lynch
    With all of the outrageous and downright offensive remarks that have been regurgitated by Donald Trump over the past few months, the most logical forecast made by political analysts was that his campaign would implode, sooner than later, as so many have before. Like the stock market, Trump 2016 seems to be based on a bubble of irrational emotions — in this case fear — and at any moment, that bubble could burst. Today, however, it’s looking more and more like Trump’s lead in the polls is not going to burst anytime soon, and that the man who seems to...
  • Donald Trump's 'Fairness' Crusade

    09/03/2015 9:25:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "All I ask is fairness," Donald Trump has told the media. He was the only GOP presidential hopeful to raise his hand and refuse to pledge not to run as a third-party candidate at the Fox News debate. Now he faces a deadline -- Sept. 30 -- to make that pledge or forfeit the opportunity to run in South Carolina's February primary. Unfair, in Trump World, means not completely stacked in Trump's favor. Maybe he will take the pledge. "I will say that the RNC and the Republican Party -- I think I've been treated very fairly over the last period of...
  • Of Course They Are

    09/03/2015 9:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you believe your emails, texts, Facebook postings and Internet activity are secure, then you live in Never Never Land, a world where boys never grow up and fairies fly through the air. Should commercial Internet transactions be secure, as they promise to be when you sign up? Yes. But "should be" does not security make. My assumption is that anything that is transmitted via the Internet is accessible to someone other than the intended recipient. I understand that my emails could wind up as fodder for New York Times articles and my Facebook photos could wind up gracing the...
  • Exchanging One Country For Another

    09/03/2015 8:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Back when I was in school, I performed a scientific experiment in which I poured a liquid of one color into a beaker that contained liquid of a different color. At first the liquid in the beaker was diluted, but as I kept pouring, the poured liquid eventually overtook the liquid in the beaker, creating an entirely new substance.That's what is happening in Europe as thousands of migrants flee their home countries, seeking refuge in the European Union. Germany, alone, is expected to have received 800,000 migrants by the end of the year, four times last year's number.German Chancellor Angela...
  • The right wing’s hideous crusade against Michelle Obama has completely fallen apart

    09/03/2015 8:34:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    From the moment Michelle Obama burst on to the national scene back in 2008, she inspired a level of right wing loathing only slightly less intense than that visited on her husband. Indeed, there have been times it has seemed as though they hated her even more. ... [Snip] Obama has been an exemplary first lady and is extremely popular with the public, having shown good humor and style throughout her tenure; so it’s been very difficult for the right to find anything to criticize.That hasn’t stopped them, of course. There is nothing even remotely controversial about her work with...
  • Immigration and Freedom

    09/03/2015 7:42:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The tone of the debate over the nation's immigration laws has taken an ugly turn as some office-seekers offer solutions to problems that don't exist. The natural rights of all persons consist of areas of human behavior for which we do not need and will not accept the need for a government permission slip. We all expect that the government will leave us alone when we think, speak, publish, worship, defend ourselves, enter our homes, choose our mates or travel. The list of natural rights is endless. We expect this not because we are Americans, but because we are persons...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • Uber Shows How Free Markets, Not Regulations, Protect Consumers

    09/03/2015 6:53:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 09/02/2015 | John Merline
    It's no wonder cities like New York have been so hostile to Uber. As economist Mark Perry details in a post on his Carpe Diem site, the introduction of Uber and other app-based ride-sharing services has led to a collapse in the price of New York City's taxi medallions.
  • Superheroes No More

    09/03/2015 6:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ridiculous stories about political correctness float around the Internet like so much ocean garbage. Occasionally, one washes up on "Good Morning America" with a larger story to tell. A little girl named Laura was sent home with a note because she had brought a Wonder Woman lunchbox to school. (The website The Mary Sue first reported the story, from a post on the social media site Imgur.) In the letter addressed to Laura's parents, the school explained: "The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion -- on their...
  • Homosexual Movement Is Grave Threat to Freedom

    09/03/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/2/2015 | Gina Miller
    Up until now, apologists for the militant homosexual/“transgender” movement have aggressively insisted that Christians (and others standing in opposition) will still be free to live their faith and conscience in the wake of the Supreme Court’s illegal imposition on our nation of same-sex “marriage.” This is a lie. The militant homosexualist movement cannot, and will not, coexist with those who stand against its tyrannical agenda. In fact, Christian freedom is a specific target of these homosexualists who despise God, His Word and His people. On Monday the Supreme Court gave us another proof of this when it rejected the appeal...
  • Jorge Ramos: Activist Masquerading As a Journalist

    09/03/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Larry Elder
    One can be excused if he thought he witnessed a heckler, not a reporter, being ejected from a recent Donald Trump press conference. Jorge Ramos, a so-called "journalist," works for Univision, and has more than two million nightly viewers. He told Trump, "I have the right to ask a question." Trump repeatedly told him to sit down, saying, "No, you haven't been called. Go back to Univision."He asked Trump the following "question": "You cannot deport 11 million people. You cannot build a 1,900-mile wall. You cannot deny citizenship to children." That was, at best, a series of statements. At worst,...
  • Blood On The Hands Of #BlackLivesMatter And The Media

    09/03/2015 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    All lives matter. That saying this is in any way controversial is a testament to just how far we’ve fallen as a nation. But we didn’t fall, per se; we were pushed. Money is the greatest motivator humans have, and progressives have monetized misery. And they’re pumping a lot of money into it to grow the business. The so-called “Black Lives Matter” movement has been co-opted by white progressives to drive a wedge between Americans for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The media is all too happy to play along. If BLM and the media actually cared about lives...
  • Hillary email scandal: Here are your smoking guns

    09/03/2015 5:42:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/02/2015 | Staff
    National Security: When a scandal involves a Democrat, the mainstream media always insist on a smoking gun before they take it seriously. Well, how about two of them — so far?