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  • Dear Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence

    04/30/2016 9:56:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29,2016 | by DAVID FRENCH
    Just imagine for a moment the shrieking outrage if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car outside a Hillary Clinton rally. Imagine the fury at the sight of a bloody man wearing a Hillary shirt. So how did the mainstream media cover the anti-Trump riot? Hot Air’s Larry O’Connor has the details: Check out the LA Times headline: Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed. Maybe it’s me, but if your headline includes the phrase: “police car smashed,” perhaps you should go ahead and call it a riot and not the benign and...
  • The One Thing Worse Than Trump

    04/30/2016 1:05:37 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | Gail Collins
    Ted Cruz continues to astound. Every time it appears he can’t get more awful, he finds a new avenue, like a ground mole sniffing out a beetle. Right now, he’s in Indiana, trying to save his presidential career by ranting about transgender people and bathrooms.
  • The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul

    04/30/2016 5:47:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 72 replies
    Fred On Everything ^ | 4/29/2016 | Fred Reed
    I love it: Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters–anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms–makes absurd any pretense of democracy. This morning in the Drudge Report: “Trump Highest Number of Republican Voters in History.” Who do the Republicans want to get rid of? Trump. On the same page a poll reports Trump tied with Hillary nationally. Who do the Republicans want to get...
  • Don’t kill the candidate

    04/29/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 51 replies
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the top three candidates. This is a much less remote possibility than usual this year. As I explained on Monday, there is no way to replace a candidate who dies in a contingent election. This would disenfranchise an entire side of the election, so it provides an unfortunately heightened incentive for assassins. We don’t award assassins this prize at any other...
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a “juggernaut” in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language “be subjected to discrimination” means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State – Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • Tactics (Ping list)

    04/29/2016 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Mike Adams
    It is beyond dispute that the left is winning the current culture war and doing so by a landslide. In response to this reality I’ve heard many conservatives say we just need to start making better arguments for our positions. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not losing because our arguments are inferior. We are losing because of tactics rather than substance. Put simply, the left has learned how to do two things: 1) Control the language in the national debate 2) Get their ideas disseminated and accepted without any evidentiary basis.There is one Christian apologist who...
  • AT LAST, AMERICA FIRST!

    04/28/2016 4:29:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 4-28-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out. America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back. Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday. Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be – “America first.” Right down...
  • Adriana Cohen: Carly Fiorina no lifeboat for a fast-sinking Ted Cruz campaign

    04/28/2016 4:05:54 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 28, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    The panic level in the Cruz campaign has hit Titanic levels — as in Ted’s about to hit the iceberg. His clumsy alliance with John Kasich over the weekend was embarrassing enough and now naming Carly Fiorina as a running mate is wishful thinking. Can’t Cruz count? Donald Trump has 987 delegates to Ted’s 562, as of today. The tally to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot is 1,237. By the time the Trump jet lands in Cleveland for the July 18 convention, the race will be long over. Cruz is grabbing for any headline he can...
  • Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, pens open letter to Will Ferrell

    04/28/2016 4:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned an open letter Thursday to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia. “I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would...
  • Your Daughter Must Share a Restroom With a Man, and You Will Be Compelled to Agree

    04/28/2016 4:54:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 4-21-2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The rules of bigotry, according to the left, represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. This week, we learned that if you don't want your small daughter sharing a restroom with a man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to urinate in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn't want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot. Conversely, if you are...
  • Tucker Carlson Warns GOP Elite at RedState: You Give “The Finger” To Your Base “At Your Peril”

    04/27/2016 5:13:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Salon.com ^ | WEDNESDAY, APR 27, 2016 11:13 CDT | WEDNESDAY, APR 27, 2016 11:13 AM CDT
    Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson appeared on America’s Newsroom on Wednesday to speak to host Martha MacCallum about what would happen if — as even House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to rule out — the Republican Party does not accept Donald Trump as its nominee this summer in Cleveland. Carlson singled out RedState for attacking Trump’s voters as “diseased” and “probably on Oxycontin” or “secretly liberal,” but insisted that such talk is inherently counterproductive. “He is on track to receive more votes than any Republican nominee ever,” Carlson began. “He’s already surpassed Mitt Romney’s number in 2012.” He was...
  • Bernie Sanders Is Right: The US Is Already a Socialist Country [Rev 13]

    04/27/2016 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/4/2015 | Ryan McMaken
    [...] Sanders is wrong about the New Deal "putting people to work" since their government-funded activity did nothing to create wealth or end the depression. The Depression lasted until 1945. And the New Deal certainly isn't "the foundation of the middle class" which grew and thrived in the second half of the 19th century. However, when he classifies the New Deal programs that dominate US policy today as "socialist," Sanders is absolutely correct. In fact, if a democratic socialist of the 19th century were to get into a time machine and travel to the modern United States, he'd be forced...
  • A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR ...

    04/27/2016 2:27:31 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 47 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR ... April 27, 2016 Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month -- only the fourth actual election he's won -- voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, "OK, let's give this guy a try," he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can't stand Cruz any more than his Senate...
  • Temple Mount

    04/27/2016 1:44:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Primack News ^ | 27/4/16 | Eleutheria5
    Here's my debut broadcast. The fun continues.
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • UMass Amherst students throw temper tantrum at free speech event

    04/27/2016 12:41:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 24 replies
    Campus Reform Reporter ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    <p>Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder.</p> <p>The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of "hate speech" and, less imaginatively....</p>
  • What Trump Saw and Cruz Did Not

    04/27/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/26/16 | Rich Danker by way of Bill Kristol
    From: Rich Danker, Lone Star Committee founder Date: April 24, 2016 Re: The 2016 Republican race For those of you who have supported the Lone Star Committee's independent expenditures and operations, I want to give you an overview of what we did, how it contrasted with other organizations' efforts, and most importantly, how and why I believe the race has run its course with Donald Trump besting Ted Cruz as the presumptive GOP nominee. This includes an analysis of Cruz and Trump's respective strategies, especially in the critical early voting states where we played a role.
  • And Then There Were Two: I tell you why Trump exceeded expectations and also rate strategy

    04/27/2016 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    dilbert.com ^ | April 27th, 2016 | Scott Adams
    And Then There Were Two Posted April 27th, 2016 @ 8:09am in #Trump Hillary Clinton effectively sealed her nomination last night. And Donald Trump almost certainly did the same, winning five states by larger margins than the polls and the pundits expected. Why did Trump exceed expectations? Probably lots of small reasons added together. But I’ll call out a few from the field of persuasion. 1. Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” linguistic kill shot is working its magic. 2. The so-called “rigged” nomination process has energized voters against the establishment. (Calling the primary system “rigged” was one of Trump’s best persuasion moves...
  • And Then There Were Two (Candidates Trump & Hillary)

    04/27/2016 8:54:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 4/27/2016 | Scott Adams
    Hillary Clinton effectively sealed her nomination last night. And Donald Trump almost certainly did the same, winning five states by larger margins than the polls and the pundits expected. Why did Trump exceed expectations? Probably lots of small reasons added together. But I’ll call out a few from the field of persuasion. 1. Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” linguistic kill shot is working its magic. 2. The so-called “rigged” nomination process has energized voters against the establishment. (Calling the primary system “rigged” was one of Trump’s best persuasion moves of all time.) 3. Trump’s dominant win in New York state made him...
  • It’s Trump’s Nomination To Lose (Well, at least if he wins Indiana.)

    04/27/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 43 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | By Nate Silver
    Tuesday night went about as well as possible for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago, we issued a series of delegate projections that included something called a “path-to-1,237” projection, a set of targets that would allow Trump to clinch a delegate majority without having to rely on uncommitted delegates. With Trump’s terrific results in New York last week and even better ones in the five states that voted on Tuesday, Trump is running a little ahead of that path. Based on provisional results,1 it looks as though Trump will sweep every pledged delegate in Maryland (as a result of winning every...
  • The Unfavorability Illusion

    04/27/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 65 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | April 26th, 2016 @ 9:58am | Scott Adams
    Now let’s talk about Trump’s sky-high unfavorability rating that hovers around 70%. Trump haters use that figure as their last hope. No one can get elected with such high negatives, they say. That is cognitive dissonance. And it is one of the cleanest examples you will ever see. I’ll tell you why. ... When the race gets down to a clean Trump versus Clinton contest, and people realize there are no other options, the comparison changes. Trump wins the matchup against “crooked Hillary” with ease, based on skill, not policies. You haven’t even imagined that contest yet. Your brain won’t...
  • After Trump's sweep, does Cruz-Kasich Hail Mary have a prayer?

    04/27/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 Apr 16 | April 26, 2016
    The wins help Trump not only in terms of delegates, but also give the billionaire bragging rights and the ability to rhetorically sidelinehis rivals. On Tuesday he said about the primary race: “As far as I’m concerned it’s over.” The Cruz-Kasich strategy had already been facing difficulties. Shortly after the plan was announced, Kasich undercut the strategy Monday, saying “I’ve never told [supporters] not to vote for me. They ought to vote for me.” He sought to downplay the strategy as well, describing it as “not a big deal.” Kasich’s struggling campaign was dealt another blow when it was revealed...
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Ted Cruz: The Walking Ghost

    04/26/2016 6:35:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 113 replies
    Ted Cruz is a walking ghost. In deadly radiation poisoning, this term describes the symptomless period that may follow immediate nausea, right before the immune system shuts down. Cruz has already lost the nomination, it's just that he and the so-called 'Never-Trumps' are yet to realize it. When awareness dawns, the agony will be fast, acute, and terminal. Cruz's exposure came from his pyrrhic Colorado victory; his nausea followed the New York primary last week; and the Cruz-Kasich deal finalized on Sunday heralds his final demise. The Colorado Incident: In 2013, the Republican National Committee changed its rules to require...
  • Don't Suggest to Hillary She Could Ever Be Behind in Votes

    During MSNBC's town hall with Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow made the mistake of suggesting Clinton could ever in the future be behind Bernie Sanders in the delegate count. "That was June 7, 2008 when you got out of the race and endorsed President Obama. June 7, 2016 will be the California primary, this year. Is that when—if you're ahead in the vote, if you're ahead in pledged delegates—" Clinton interrupted. "I am ahead in the vote Rachel! I am way ahead in the vote! I mean... Now wait a minute. I have the greatest respect for Senator Sanders. But really,...
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • A Political Attack On Free Speech And Privacy Thwarted -- For Now

    04/25/2016 2:18:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 25, 2016 | George Leef
    <p>Most “Progressives” believe that opposition to their plans for a government with the power to create the perfect society is essentially illegitimate. Therefore, they seldom hesitate to use any means they can to delegitimize, defund, and defeat conservatives and libertarians. For many, the weapon of choice is to misuse the law, turning it into a sword that can be used to cut down the opposition.</p>
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Ted Cruz's cowardly anti-transgender stance

    04/25/2016 1:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2016 | Rex Huppke
    Ted Cruz is a coward. He's other things — a GOP presidential candidate, a senator from Texas, possibly the Zodiac Killer (Google it) — but most of all, and most unquestionably, he's a coward. A coward mocks what he doesn't understand. A coward seeks political gain by maligning others. A coward talks about North Carolina's controversial bathroom law, which requires transgender people to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate, by saying this at a Sunday campaign event: "If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still can't go to the girl's bathroom." Hah! The...
  • How to Steal a State: Governor McAuliffe Expands the Criminal Vote for Democrats

    04/25/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & ROGER CLEGG
    In what is likely an unconstitutional state action seemingly calculated to ensure that the purple state of Virginia goes blue in the November election, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. The order also restores their right to sit on a jury, become a notary, and even serve in elected office. McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a...
  • Obama tackles a question on rights for those who claim no genderObama pushed to help people with no

    04/23/2016 9:10:05 AM PDT · by LCrane · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Greg Jaffe
    The young person at President Obama’s town hall meeting with British youth here on Saturday was trembling. “Now I am about to do something terrifying, which is I am coming out to you as a non-binary person, which means that I don’t fit,” Maria Munir said appearing before the president and 500 British young leaders. Non-binary people don’t recognize any gender. For possibly the first time in his presidency, Obama, who typically takes questions on a boy-girl or girl-boy rotation, fielded a query from a person who claims no gender. “I come from a Pakistani-Muslim background, which inevitably has cultural...
  • Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President

    04/20/2016 7:06:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 20, 2016 | Burak Bekdil
    Since Erdogan was elected president in August 2014 he has sued at least 1,845 Turks for insulting him. Now his judicial challenges have been exported to Europe. Angela Merkel's decision to allow Böhmermann's prosecution hardly complies with the European culture of civil liberties. Now the Turkish journalists and artists will even suffer more." — Rebecca Harms, co-chair of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance at the European Parliament. The trouble is, the more Erdogan realizes that his blackmailing works, the more willing he will be to export his poor democratic culture into Europe. Merkel has set the wrong precedent...
  • Germany bows to 'emerging Adolf Hitler of the Middle East'

    04/24/2016 6:33:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/23/2016 | Joel Richardson
    Erdogan Germany has a well-known period in its history where it gave in to a dictator. Things didn’t work out so well for a lot of people. Now there’s another dictator exerting his influence, apparently. This time, the dictator is from Turkey. New York Times bestselling author and Christian evangelist Joel Richardson blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for approving a criminal probe against German comedian Jan Böhmermann. The satirist’s supposed crime is reading a satirical poem about Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Richardson, who highlights the plight of Middle Eastern Christians in his new documentary “Global Jesus Revolution,” said...
  • The Homosexual Manifesto is Just Satire! Silly Americans!

    04/24/2016 4:31:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/22/2016 | Bradlee Dean
    It has been a week of weeks concerning the assaults on the American people coming from this administration and their communist allies within and without. They are becoming more emboldened, ruthless and obvious as to who is responsible for the crimes committed against the American people, especially those involving the sodomite community. Yet, you are told to believe that the homosexual manifesto is just satire. Let me make my point. Barack Hussein Obama the “First Gay President” and his controllers appoint 225 radical lesbians, homosexuals, and transgender to governmental positions only to be used as a political battering ram to...
  • In Pa., shifting electorate and 'a historic election'

    04/24/2016 12:24:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Updated: April 24, 2016 — 3:01 AM EDT | Maria Panaritis and Dylan Purcell
    Jim Donnelly is a registered Republican who is disgusted. His lifelong party, he believes, has done little for anyone but the wealthy, the well-connected, and its own leaders. "I'm a strong Republican and this is the worst I've ever seen it," said Donnelly, 73, a retired factory production manager who lives in Lansdale. "In Washington, D.C., and in Harrisburg, the Republicans are only looking out for themselves. I don't see any Republican I like except for Donald Trump - because he says it the way it is." Donnelly has a lot of company in Pennsylvania. For decades, the state has...
  • Op-Ed: Sorry to tell you, but….

    04/23/2016 3:34:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    My dear friends, Jews in Israel and the Diaspora. I am sorry to tell you that the terror attacks we from which we suffer today and yesterday, a week ago, a month, a year and a decade and century ago, are all part of the same war, the same struggle, the same Jihad waged against us by our neighbors for over a century.... ..... I am sorry to disappoint you but the worst thing that ever happened to Israel's hopes for peace was the rise of the peace movements.... The peace movements turned Israel's image into that of a weak...
  • Bathroom Wars’ Goal: Humiliate the American Normal Majority

    04/23/2016 1:52:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • Opinion: Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill a firing offense

    04/23/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sascha Meinrath
    The Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill isn't just bad, it's evidence of a dangerous incompetence in congressional leadership that is undermining America’s security. In fact, the draft bill, leaked two weeks ago and now officially released, is compelling evidence that Senate leadership should strip – or at least not reappoint – Senators Burr and Feinstein of their positions on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Amongst its many provisions, the draft bill mandates that tech companies make all of our online data "intelligible" when presented with a court order. The bill defines intelligible as "decrypted, deciphered, decoded, demodulated, or deobfuscated" to "the...
  • Jackson Loses the Battle of Political Correctness

    04/23/2016 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst. This type of historical revisionism was on full display this week when one of our greatest Presidents and military heroes, Andrew Jackson, was removed from the front of the $20 bill. Eventually, he will be featured on the back of the bill, while the image of Harriet Tubman, an African American slave who escaped and led hundreds of other slaves to freedom, will adorn the front. These...
  • Smelling Blood in the Political Water

    04/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological and planetary scares.Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes and dreams of...
  • The evolution of Donald Trump

    04/23/2016 8:20:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    KRNV ^ | 4/23/16 | Amanda Ota
    As he gets closer to the GOP nomination Donald Trump is beginning to look like a political chameleon, adapting his campaign to more aptly fit the mold of a party nominee. It's a big step for Trump and appears to be a departure from his usual campaign practices as it is in fact a move that candidates often make. Describing how it is typical of candidates, especially those who secure the nomination, to "pivot towards," the general electorate, Daniel P. Franklin, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State explained the candidates go from appealing to the center of the...
  • An Earth Day Salute to America’s Real “Environmentalists”

    04/23/2016 7:36:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “Today is Earth Day -- the last one I'll celebrate as President. Looking back over the past seven years, I'm hopeful that the work we've done will allow my daughters and all of our children to inherit a cleaner, healthier, and safer planet. But I know there is still work to do. (resident Barack Obama, April 22, 2016.) In fact, the work of genuine American environmentalists has been ongoing for much longer than seven years—more like SEVENTY plus. Alas, many of these (genuine) environmentalists belong to those insufferable rustics who “cling to guns and bibles.” To wit:The Pittman-Robertson Act (1937)...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • What if the Left Doesn’t Really Want to Achieve its Policy Goals?

    04/23/2016 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Here is something I bet you haven’t thought about. We naturally assume that that public policy advocates actually want to achieve the things they advocate. But there are a lot of people both on the right and the left – but especially on the left – for whom that probably isn’t true.Suppose you could wave a magic wand and eliminate global warming forever. You might think that all the environmental organizations and all the environmental scientists and would get out the champagne and cerebrate. More likely their offices would look like a wake. Causes are vehicles to money and power....
  • America Has The World’s Most Predatory “Victims”

    04/23/2016 4:38:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Bullying isn't cool. Bullying is lame.Bullying is ugly and has a stupid name.For a healthy world, bullying's unfit.And I think I know what we should do to i-it.Do do do do do to i-it.Let's all get together and make bullying kill itself.Bullying's an ugly thingLet's shove its face in the dirt and make bullying kill itself.Woah-oh. Woah-oh. Woah-oh." -- From the song Make Bullying Kill Itself on South ParkWhat’s the difference between a bully and a victim? It seems like a simple question, but in America’s victim-obsessed culture, the bully is often the supposed victim. As Voltaire said, “To learn...
  • Yes, Terrorists Are Setting Their Sights on Our Southern Border

    04/22/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/16 | James Carofano
    According to press reports, a man arrested as part of an Islamic State (ISIS) group in Minnesota claimed he wanted to setup a pipeline to funnel terrorists into the U.S. through Mexico. The story rekindles concerns over the security of our southern border.It should come as no surprise that there are reports of terrorists trying to cross from Mexico to the U.S.—it’s been tried before. In 2011, Iranian agents tried to recruit a Mexican cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a car bomb while he dined at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.The assault on our border...
  • Distrust Yourself before You Distrust the Candidate

    04/22/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Solway
    Trust can be a double-edged sword when it is not founded on insight. In politics as in personal relations, one can trust the wrong person or distrust the right one -- with unfortunate consequences. Political candidates almost universally craft their public image to play to the voter’s perception of their character -- the “kissing babies” syndrome. They know that their audience is susceptible to emotional manipulation and so present themselves as deeply concerned with the public welfare, as scrupulously honest and, most importantly, as likeable and trustworthy. But let the candidate refuse to play by the rules of the electoral...
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...