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  • Bipartisanship Is Busting Out All Over

    04/28/2015 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. Even more so maybe: Washington in a time of alleged global warming is suffering through a chilly, wet springtime, but bipartisanship is sprouting up like gangbusters. Exhibit A is the Corker-Cardin legislation, passed unanimously in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, providing for limited congressional review of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Exhibit B is the legislation combating human trafficking, passed unanimously by the Senate last Wednesday. Exhibit C is the elimination of the annual "doc fix," engineered by Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. These legislative...
  • What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them

    04/28/2015 9:41:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    The Atlantic via Yahoo! ^ | 4/28/15 | Robinson Meyer
    First of all, they shouldn’t ask. “As a basic principle, we can’t tell you to stop recording,” says Delroy Burton, chairman of D.C.’s metropolitan police union and a 21-year veteran on the force. “If you’re standing across the street videotaping, and I’m in a public place, carrying out my public functions, [then] I’m subject to recording, and there’s nothing legally the police officer can do to stop you from recording.”“What you don’t have a right to do is interfere,” he says. “Record from a distance, stay out of the scene, and the officer doesn’t have the right to come over...
  • The Attack On The First Amendment Isn't New -- Employers Have Been Silenced Since The 30s

    04/28/2015 8:08:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 28, 2015 | George Leef
    Over the last several years, Americans have seen a frightening rise in hostility to freedom of speech. Much of that has occurred on college campuses, where we find that many students, faculty members, and administrators do not want free speech, but only speech that they agree with. That is not, however, a new phenomenon. Since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935, employers have had to operate in a legal environment that’s hostile to free speech. They can find themselves in trouble for saying things that union advocates and their bureaucratic allies don’t like. The NLRA...
  • Senate Leadership Stabs Gun Owners in the Back

    04/28/2015 7:49:43 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 19 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5/23/15 | GOA
    McConnell shuts down the pro-gun filibuster of Lynch Given the votes that were there against Lynch, McConnell hatched a plan to ensure she would be confirmed with no difficulty. First, McConnell brought up her nomination -- even though he, alone, could have stopped Lynch's confirmation by refusing to move to proceed to her. Then, McConnell filed what’s known as a “cloture petition” to shut down the pro-gun filibuster. Finally, the effects of leadership strong-arming were evidenced by the fact that several Republicans flipped their votes (a.k.a., lied) and voted to shut down the pro-gun filibuster -- in a move called...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs…Have to Be Changed’

    04/28/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 43 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 24, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton asserted that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” so that women can have access to “reproductive health care.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe child birth,” Clinton said. “All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice not just paper.” She...
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • David Clarke: The Sheriff as Rebel

    04/28/2015 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    [pictures and related articles at source] In January 2013, a 32-second radio advertisement was broadcast in Milwaukee, and — quite by accident — a political star was born. Hoping to encourage local residents to play a part in their own protection, the commercial’s progenitor went firmly on the record in favor of the private ownership of firearms: “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.” Rather, listeners were invited to “consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm.” “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” the...
  • Puffed-up Leftist Tyranny Punishes Dissenters

    04/28/2015 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama's presidency. If liberty lovers don't start fighting back soon, we'll forfeit our freedom of thought and religious expression under the assault of fascist leftist activists in our culture. Let's just look at two of the many recent events that should have us very concerned. As you may have guessed, they revolve around the controversial matter of same-sex marriage. At the outset, let me say that this issue is no longer about same-sex marriage...
  • Rioters And Looters Belong In Jail, In The Morgue Or On The Business End Of A Nightstick

    04/28/2015 5:03:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Since Obama became President and started subtly supporting race-baiting and cop-hating, mob violence is back in style. Hordes of Occupy thugs took over parks, blocked traffic and vandalized property while cops were ordered to leave them alone. Ferguson was ripped to pieces while the Democratic governor held back the National Guard. BlackLivesMatter asshats have been blocking traffic across the country. There have been smaller violent outbursts in LA, Oakland and Brooklyn and now Baltimore is under siege by roving gangs of punks. There’s a simple reason this is happening and it’s not criminals getting killed after confrontations with the police...
  • 2016: Yes, It's Early, But Pay Attention Now

    04/28/2015 4:52:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Byron York
    It's conventional wisdom that the 2016 Republican presidential race is at such an early stage that the polls don't matter. They're just a measurement of name recognition at this point, some observers say, and the only people really paying attention to the campaign are reporters and hard-core party activists. Maybe that was true in earlier years. But it doesn't seem to be the case now. "One thing about this election -- Republicans are paying attention," says a GOP pollster not affiliated with any campaign. "They are very concerned about who the nominee is going to be, and the idea that...
  • California's Water Problem

    04/28/2015 4:47:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: "Current California Drought Is Driest In State's History; Scientists Fear 'Megadroughts' On Their Way." "Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California's Drought." Then there are scientific claims such as, "There's a rapidly growing body of scientific research finding that California is in the midst of its worst drought in over a millennium (and) global warming has made the drought worse." A Stanford University study said, "Human-caused climate change helped fuel the current California drought." One news outlet summarized the conclusions of a group of environmentalists this way: "California's severe and ongoing...
  • The Other Clinton Foundation Scandal

    04/28/2015 3:19:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/27/2015 | Staff
    Corruption: If the Clintons haven't used their foundation as a favor bank for foreign governments and business interests, what was it for? It couldn't have been about helping people.
  • Immigration: The only time the GOP cares about the working class

    04/28/2015 3:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jeff Spross
    Last Monday, Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor and a presumed GOP presidential hopeful, kicked the hornets' nest that is the immigration debate. He told Glenn Beck's radio show that America needs to "make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages," and that this concern should be "at the forefront of our discussion going forward." Walker's comments are significant because they're something of a reversal for him, but also because they break with the "legal-immigration-good, illegal-immigration-bad" orthodoxy of the GOP establishment. Lumping both forms of immigration together as equally questionable...
  • Baltimore Burns While Obama Plots

    04/28/2015 2:27:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Baltimore is burning because community organizers and various thugs are tearing the city apart in the aftermath of the strange death of a young black man who was in the custody of police — and President Obama is trying to make things worse.In an incredible non-coincidence the rioting follows a weekend rally by the Occupy Wall Street-like Baltimore Peoples Assembly. There also was a first wave of rioting over the weekend. Outside activists have been flooding into Baltimore, according to reports. Police and civilians have been injured. A CVS store was looted and set on fire. Rioters chopped up fire...
  • Louis Farrakhan, rising: With rap’s superstars at his side, the Nation of Islam leader

    04/27/2015 11:21:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | April 27, 2015 | Matthew Pulver
    Louis Farrakhan, rising: With rap’s superstars at his side, the Nation of Islam leader steps forward in the new fight for civil rights Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam was credited by protesters on the ground in Baltimore with establishing a gang truce in the city to unify black Baltimore against the police. The NOI and its well-dressed Fruit of Islam were on the ground in Ferguson, as well, in a leadership role.Lord only knows what sort of paranoiac frenzy Glenn Beck would spiral into were he to discover this recent trend in hip-hop: Rappers are increasingly seeking the wisdom and counsel...
  • Fear in Jordan: Arabs Abandoned Us, We Can Rely Only on Israel

    04/27/2015 11:08:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 4/27/2015 | Hillel Fendel
    A Jordanian columnist is extremely concerned that Arab countries have turned their backs on the kingdom, pushing it straight into Israel's lap. In the April 12 edition of the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, columnist Maher Abu Tair sheds light on what he calls the "sad" contemporary situation in which the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan finds itself. He accuses Arab countries of turning their backs on Jordan and abandoning it, pushing Jordan totally into Israel's economic and political lap. Abu Tair calls strongly for a major change that will enable Jordan to find an alternative to relying on Israel. -snip- "Jordan has...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • The Mystery of a Possible Florida Senate Candidate

    04/27/2015 4:53:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A handful of Republicans are currently being mentioned as possible Senate candidates for the Florida seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Former Rep. Bill McCollum, who has run repeatedly (and often unsuccessfully) for statewide office, is mentioned, as are a handful of House members, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, a tea party favorite. Perhaps the most interesting, or at least unusual, candidate for the Republican nomination is the state’s current lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former Florida House member (and majority leader) and Miami-Dade County property appraiser. What makes Lopez-Cantera, who was appointed...
  • Hillary Thinks You Should Change Your Religious Beliefs

    04/27/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 4/27/15 | Ryan Mayer
    Coming as a complete and utter shock to absolutely no one, Hillary Clinton gave every indication that she plans to play the gender card in her campaign for the presidency. And based on her keynote at the Women in the World Summit last week, it looks like we’re in for more of the tired “War on Women” rhetoric. From the speech:“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”Which laws does she think need enforcing? I’m guessing not the ones repeatedly violated by her friends...
  • Red ink could kill Covered California

    04/27/2015 3:28:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | April 22, 2015 Updated April 26, 2015 5:21 p.m.
    After two previous extensions, the open enrollment period for Covered California ends April 30. That deadline just might prove to be the tipping point for the state’s two-year-old health insurance exchange. That’s because this is the year Covered California is supposed to become completely self-sustaining. Indeed, there’s no more money coming from Washington after the state exhausts the $1.1 billion it received from the federal government to get the Obamacare exchange up and running. And state law prohibits Sacramento from spending any money to keep the exchange afloat. That presents an existential crisis for Covered California, which is facing a...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Baltimore Is Getting The ‘Benghazi’ Treatment

    04/27/2015 1:13:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 3:38 pm, April 27th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As protests continued to escalate this weekend over the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was allegedly severed while in police custody, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the unlikely request that her police department “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.” This concept was expectedly mind-blowing to Rush Limbaugh, who called it “one of the most disqualifying statements ever made by a politician,” adding, “I mean, there’s no rational explanation for that.” The conservative radio host went on to say, “I don’t pretend to know what goes on in Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s mind.” But then, he quickly added,...
  • Sowell: Anti-Trust Law and Lawlessness

    04/27/2015 12:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 28, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. Many Americans who say that we should learn from other people, especially Europeans, mean that we should imitate what they did. That may make those who talk this way feel superior to other Americans. But let us never forget that the most disastrous ideologies of the 20th century — Communism, Fascism and Nazism — all originated in Europe. So did both World Wars. More recently, Europe...
  • Correspondents Dinner: Obama Rips Off Your Host; Elitists Mock Memories Pizza

    04/27/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: White House Correspondents Dinner. I mentioned at the very beginning of the program that Comedy Central apparently is stealing from this program. People do not know this, but Rush Limbaugh the TV Show is what The Daily Show is. Except we made fun of left, and except that nobody heard about it. Actually it's not true that nobody heard about it. Back in those days, 1992 to 1996, we were out-rating David Letterman. The problem is we didn't have a single consistent time slot. We were in a different time slot every market. There were a lot of problems...
  • Jeremy Renner — a real-life action dad

    04/27/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    As the helplessly smitten father of two little girls (with a third on the way), I have a soft spot for stories about manly dads who freely confess to being wrapped around their daughter’s little finger. So I was touched when Fox News reported that tough guy action star Jeremy Renner recently gushed about his 2-year-old Ava Berlin in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Ava is the daughter of Renner, 44, and Canadian model Sonni Pacheco, who married in early 2014 almost a year after Ava’s birth. Renner was grateful that he married late in life, after some career success,...
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About Fast Track

    04/27/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Michael Hammond
    As the Congress begins debate on granting President Obama "Fast Track" authority on trade, here are ten key items you need to know:One: "Fast Track Authority" Is, At Its Core, Nothing But A Significant Transfer Of Legislative Power To Barack Obama And His Immediate Successor.It's not exactly like Missouri v. Holland, since, rightly or wrongly, trade agreements have not, constitutionally, been treated as treaties. But it's analogous to Missouri v. Holland in the sense that everything in the agreement will have the force of statutory law. And it will have the force of law even if, under Article I, Section...
  • Random Blasts at the Well Deserving

    04/27/2015 11:22:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Obama's only guilty of allowing Iran to pursue its own fissile uranium. Hillary actually helped cement the sale of uranium to Russia. That might be worse.Hey, every pompous college that votes to divest your portfolio from fossil fuels... Is your campus 100% wind and solar powered? Or are you spineless, preening hypocrites, making a show of washing your hands of the source of your own comforts, driven by ignorant students who haven't a clue where their standard of living comes from?When I was a 16 year old punk in Southern California, I was a pretty good rock climber. Some 30-something...
  • Suspending Students Willy-Nilly

    04/27/2015 10:11:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Lauren Cooney
    Earlier this month, a conservative student named Laura was suspended from Barry University for exposing her administration's sympathetic nature to ISIS. She’s a 4.0 honors student and was even awarded 'Most Outstanding Senior’ by the Communications Department the same day her expose was published. The administration, obviously feeling embarrassed, retaliated by punishing Laura for alerting the community of their anti-American behavior. For the past three weeks, Laura’s graduation status has been in jeopardy. Unfortunately, this type of retaliation towards conservative students happens every single year. It happened to me around this time last year, as I was about to...
  • The Incredible Intolerance of Ultra-Liberals and Gays

    04/27/2015 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Gay people in America are among the most self-righteous and intolerant people there are. The most recent gay backlash against two of their own for stepping out of line shows just how deep politically correct intolerance runs in their community, especially in ultra-liberal bastions like New York. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass are two prominent gay businessmen in NYC and the owners of OUT NYC, a hotel catering primarily to gay people. Reisner is also Jewish and a supporter of Israel, and last week he hosted a small reception for Senator Ted Cruz from Texas. The dozen attendants discussed foreign...
  • Running With Predators: Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement & excuse inner-city crime

    04/27/2015 9:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Starting in late summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter convulsed the country. Triggered by the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the movement claimed that blacks are still oppressed by widespread racism, especially within law enforcement. The police subject black communities to a gratuitous regime of stops and arrests, resulting in the frequent use of lethal force against black men, according to the activists and their media and academic allies. Indeed, America’s police are the greatest threat facing young black men today, the protesters charged. New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced...
  • Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problems

    04/27/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | By ROBERTO SURO and MARCELO M. SUÁREZ-OROZCO
    SOMETHING happened while the immigration system in the United States got broken, something that should change the way we talk about fixing it. Years went by, and nature took its course. More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants settled into our communities; many formed families and had children. Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the...
  • Debtors prisons are an essential tool of our new public policy.

    04/27/2015 8:32:38 AM PDT · by DarkSavant · 34 replies
    Dalrock ^ | April 26 2015 | Dalrock
    Earlier this month Christopher Mathias at Huffington Post connected the Walter Scott case to our new family model in: One-Eighth Of South Carolina Inmates Were Jailed Over Child Support Payments. Walter Scott Was One Of Them. But Scott, who was killed on Saturday by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina, had also long struggled to pay child support. In 2008, he went to jail for a full six months after falling behind by $6,800 in child support payments,according to The Associated Press. Scott spent one night in jail in both 2011 and 2012, again because he owed...
  • Privilege

    04/27/2015 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rich Galen
    Last week General David Petraeus, as the result of a plea agreement, was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine for the crime of, as reported by CNN.com, "sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell." He was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor rather than a felony. The notebooks he shared with Broadwell "included notes from national security meetings, the identities of covert officers and more classified documents," according to CNN. I have met David Petraeus although he would have to feign knowing me if we ran into one another. He rose to the...
  • Economic Slowdown Confirmed by Gross Output and B2B Data

    04/27/2015 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Dykewicz
    The U.S. economy is slowing but thus far is avoiding a recession, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross Output, a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity published by the bureau, grew “much more slowly” in the fourth quarter of 2014 than the previous quarter or the same one a year ago, said Mark Skousen, PhD, a proponent of the new statistic and the editor of the Forecasts & Strategies investment newsletter. Real Gross Output (GO) advanced at an annualized rate of only 2.6% to $31.4 trillion by the end of 2014, half the rate...
  • Republicans Painting Hillary Clinton as a Tool of the Superrich Forget One Little Thing

    04/27/2015 6:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 to this day to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today we're honored to present a post from New York magazine's Jonathan Chait, whose writing on politics has been published by the New Republic, the American Prospect, and the Los Angeles Times.Barack Obama was raised by a financially struggling single mother, and Mitt Romney was the son of an auto executive turned governor who grew up to be a gazillionaire in...
  • Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

    04/27/2015 5:36:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide TodayPosted By Joseph Klein On April 27, 2015 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments [1]The world is witnessing the horrific genocide of Christians, reminiscent of the genocide of Armenian Christians that began this month one hundred years ago. The Vatican has estimated that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” Three Christians a minute are being murdered. As many as 100-150 million Christians are being persecuted.Statistics alone do not tell the whole story of the toll of human suffering the Islamic genocide...
  • Bill de Blasio, Streaking Buck Naked

    04/27/2015 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I caught New York Mayor Bill de Blasio streaking along Manhattan’s waterfront—and it wasn’t the first time.“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true,” writes author Nathanial Hawthorne in his classic novel, “The Scarlet Letter.” Mayor de Blasio has finally reached complete bewilderment over who he is as a politician. Is he a champion of the poor and oppressed? Or is he the oppressor? In his confusion, he has taken to metaphorically streaking in public, giving us clues to his...
  • Politicians, 'Profiteers,' And Public Health

    04/27/2015 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Naloxone isn’t magic, but its power to rescue a heroin user from the brink of death can certainly seem miraculous. The anti-overdose drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, is easy to administer and has saved thousands of lives. First responders are often awestruck at how swiftly it can revive a dying addict."It's just incredible," the deputy fire chief of Revere, Mass., marveled in a public-radio interview last year. "There's somebody who's on the ground who's literally dead. They have no pulse. Sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're black. And you administer this stuff and sometimes in a minute or...
  • It’s Not Harassment If You Like It

    04/27/2015 4:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Warning: The contents of this column are likely to be deemed offensive by radical feminists and the emotionally handicapped. Please pardon the redundancy.Some conservatives fail to grasp the importance of the campus culture wars. They write to me asking why I don’t cover issues of national importance instead of battling endlessly with college administrators. Their criticisms fall on deaf ears because I understand something they don’t: That the insanity we see on the campus today will threaten our fundamental freedoms when it becomes normalized and bleeds into the broader culture.Clearly, there is no greater threat to freedom today than the...
  • Conservatives, Unleash the Awesome Power of “No”

    04/27/2015 4:39:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    We decent Americans are bombarded with lies, libeled, and subjected to petty (and, increasingly, not so petty) tyrannies by government flunkies. At every turn, liberals and their suck-ups in the media and academia seek to delegitimize our interests, concerns, and opinions. They want us to submit, to take the easy way out, to just go along. Our fate, they decree, is cultural and political dhimmitude.Well, it’s time to draw a red line and, unlike President Feckless and the Wimptones, to enforce it.Conservatives, it’s time to say, “No.”No, liberals, you can’t just lie about us anymore without us pushing back. The...
  • Obamacare for Your IRA

    04/27/2015 3:06:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/15 | John Berlau
    Is Jonathan Gruber — the MIT economist who seemingly dropped out of public view after he was caught on camera bragging about how he and other Obamacare architects misled the American public — now advising the Department of Labor? No evidence indicates that he is, but the authors of DOL’s sweeping new seven-part group of regulations that would sharply curtail choices of assets and investment strategies in 401(k)s, IRAs, and other savings plans appear to share Gruber’s mindset on the “stupidity of the American voter” (a revelation that Rich Lowry aptly described as “an unvarnished look into the progressive mind,...
  • Bill Clinton’s High Price [defensible greed]

    04/27/2015 3:01:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    "In a Hillary Clinton campaign—not to mention a Hillary Clinton administration—her husband is a tremendous asset, someone who could help make the difference in a close election, or give valuable advice to a first-term president.....But there’s a cost to flying with Bill Clinton; you also have to carry his baggage........It was his fame,reputation,and powers of persuasion that drove the effort,which has raised and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charitable activities around the world....but while Clinton and his foundation have done tremendous good, they have also had a questionable relationship with donors and contributors.........(NYT) published its first take on...
  • Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

    04/27/2015 2:42:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/27/15 | Joseph Klein
    The world is witnessing the horrific genocide of Christians, reminiscent of the genocide of Armenian Christians that began this month one hundred years ago. The Vatican has estimated that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” Three Christians a minute are being murdered. As many as 100-150 million Christians are being persecuted.Statistics alone do not tell the whole story of the toll of human suffering the Islamic genocide of Christians is exacting. The horrific killings include, for example, four Iraqi Christian children, who were beheaded for refusing to say that they...
  • Can Islam be Reformed?

    04/27/2015 2:13:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/26/15 | William Kilpatrick
    Can Islam be reformed? It’s a tricky question because, according to a great many Muslim leaders and Western leaders, it doesn’t need reforming. As they keep insisting, the beheadings, slave trafficking, and general violence committed in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. Despite the many attempts to prop it up, some cracks are now appearing in that narrative. In a New Year’s Day speech to Islamic scholars and clerics, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blamed the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized” for “antagonizing the entire world,” and he called for a...
  • Scott Walker Imposes Drug Testing for Government Aid, Liberals Lose Their Minds

    04/27/2015 12:53:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    YC - Young Conservatives ^ | April 25, 2015 | Derryck Green
    But when you take a look at the organizations these religious leaders represent, you’ll see that these religious types are political progressives who’re using the cover of religion for their political activism. The websites of these organizations who oppose Walker’s drug-testing legislation all, in some form or another, uses words or phrases immediately identifiable with progressive- rather than religious- causes. Such terms and phrases found were “social” and “economic” justice, “peacemaking,” “solidarity,” and “human community”; “restorative justice,” “united for justice.” One website even had a “living wage campaign” and “resources for justice seekers.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently proposed a...
  • Scott Walker Imposes Drug Testing for Government Aid, Liberals Lose Their Minds

    04/27/2015 12:25:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    YC - Young Conservatives ^ | April 26, 2015 | Derryck Green
    But when you take a look at the organizations these religious leaders represent, you’ll see that these religious types are political progressives who’re using the cover of religion for their political activism. The websites of these organizations who oppose Walker’s drug-testing legislation all, in some form or another, uses words or phrases immediately identifiable with progressive- rather than religious- causes. Such terms and phrases found were “social” and “economic” justice, “peacemaking,” “solidarity,” and “human community”; “restorative justice,” “united for justice.” One website even had a “living wage campaign” and “resources for justice seekers.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently proposed a...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: Rogue DA Breaks His Silence; Threatens Critics with Prosecution

    04/26/2015 4:36:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/26/15 | David French
    If a prosecutor wants to assure the public he’s not out of control, perhaps he shouldn’t suggest that critics could be prosecuted. On Saturday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker commented on Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm’s use of armed, pre-dawned raids against conservative targets of his extraordinarily expansive “John Doe” investigations: “I said even if you’re a liberal Democrat, you should look at (the raids) and be frightened to think that if the government can do that against people of one political persuasion, they can do it against anybody, and more often than not we need protection against the government itself,”...
  • Maine’s Paul LePage: Conservative Kicking Butt

    04/26/2015 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    In a previous column, Towhall.com highlighted the upset and ascendancy of Republican Larry Hogan to Governor of Maryland.Today, conservatives frustrated with Washington bickering, pandering, and inaction should look to another governor, in an otherwise overlooked part of the country: Maine’s Paul LePage.Born into deep poverty in Lewiston Maine, LePage was the first of eighteen children in a traditional Catholic family. His father beat him repeatedly, and the impoverished mother could only look on. Once LePage’s father abused him so thoroughly, Paul ended up in the hospital, where the father attempted to bribe him into lying about his brutal beating. The...
  • It's Not Hateful To Say That Bruce Jenner Is Not A Woman

    04/26/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Michael Brown
    This past Friday night, I tweeted out, “My heart goes out to Bruce Jenner, & when he says, ‘I am a woman,’ I hear him saying, ‘I am deeply confused & hurting.’ Let's pray for him!” The responses to this tweet were as ugly and profane as anything I have ever seen. Why the extreme and even irrational hostility? Some of the tweets included these gems: "f--- you you disgusting saliva gerbil" (to be honest, I’ve never been called that before) "you cranky scheming mustachio'd clown" (this was also a new one) “F--- YOU. I don’t have the patience for...
  • One-Third Drop Obamacare in California

    04/26/2015 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/26/15 | Michael Reagan
    **SNIP** Ninety–four percent is an impressive number, particularly considering Obamacare is mandatory, and most readers would assume everyone kept their insurance. Which makes 94 percent a real success story. Except they didn’t keep their insurance, and it’s not a success story. The truth is (there’s that word again), over one–third of Covered California policyholders dropped their insurance altogether. Attkisson contends this is one of the worst retention rates in the nation. And for those poor souls who are still at the mercy of Covered California, the situation doesn’t get any better, 84 percent of the policyholders will be paying increased...
  • Hillary's Double Standard on "Unaccountable Money"

    04/26/2015 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are to money what the Gulf of Mexico is to the Mississippi River: the inevitable destination of a large and never-ending flow, which is sometimes polluted. The latest example comes in the form of donations of $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation by the chairman of a Canadian uranium company that needed, and got, U.S. government approval to be taken over by a Russian firm that enjoys the favor of Vladimir Putin. Maybe you can guess who was secretary of state at the time the State Department reviewed the deal. Oh, and those contributions were not...