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  • The Media's Latest Phony Attack on Ben Carson

    10/09/2015 8:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    How about the next time the mainstream media decide to fabricate a controversy against a conservative presidential candidate, they choose something less laughable? The media's latest faux gasp concerns Dr. Ben Carson's comments about the Oregon school shooting. When I first watched news reports on it, I didn't immediately grasp the reason for the fuss, not having the artificial sensibilities of the MSM. Asked what he would do in a similar situation as the victims, Carson said: "I would ask everybody to attack the gunman because he can only shoot one of us at a time. That way, we don't...
  • Flip-flops Show Hillary's Long On Ambition, Short on Principles

    10/09/2015 8:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit. Pay attention to the press coverage, because it's fascinating: Nobody takes Clinton at her word. I'm not just referring to her conservative critics. Slate's Jim Newell asks, "Will anyone find Clinton's position convincing?" The question is purely rhetorical. The article is headlined "Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP, at Least Until the Democratic Convention." In "First Read," a newsletter put out by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd and his...
  • Comcast Rolls Over for Hillary

    10/09/2015 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. In June, Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. On the first weekend in October, the NBC Universal in-kind contributions really kicked in: a star turn on "Saturday Night Live," a Sunday morning interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, and a Monday town hall meeting on the "Today" program. The Daily Beast was blunt in a headline: "'Saturday Night Live' Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad." Writer Kevin Fallon documented how the aid and comfort for Clinton wasn't just in the skit where...
  • Clinton's Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November

    10/09/2015 7:56:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks, as Nixon, who lost the presidency once and won it once by narrow margins, understood. Your right- or left-wing stances in the primaries can hurt in the general. As happened to George McGovern, the leftward-tacking Democratic nominee in 1972, whom Nixon beat with 61 percent of the vote. In the four decades since only...
  • Obama Wisely Declines to Start a War on Meat

    10/09/2015 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    This week, the Obama administration did something uncharacteristically sensible: It declined to urge Americans to eat less meat. Despite the recommendation of a top nutrition advisory panel to use federal agencies to set new dietary guidelines involving fewer cheeseburgers, barbecued ribs and filet mignon -- all in an effort to merely save the planet -- administration officials quietly announced that such new guidelines are not "the appropriate vehicle for this important policy conversation about sustainability." Liberal supporters of kudzu climate change legislation were furious that the president wouldn't take the advice of Scientists-with-a-capital-S -- who are to the left the...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • Paul Ryan: Now the Ugly Face of the GOP Establishment

    10/09/2015 7:23:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/12/2015 | George Rasley
    How Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan went from budget-balancing conservative wunderkind, to GOP vice presidential nominee, to channeling Nancy Pelosi when he snarled, “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” as he tried to sell Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership treaties to skeptical conservatives during Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday is one of Washington’s saddest tales of how DC’s inside elite capture talent and bend it to their will. -- Snip -- Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan were visualized as a new generation of Republican leader who would challenge the older establishment-types. In the foreword...
  • Feminist Fabricator Lena Dunham Rides Again

    10/09/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In Hollywood, anything is possible -- if you're a privileged femme fraudster with cover-up pals in all the right (or rather, left) places. Last week, upper-crust Manhattanite actress Lena Dunham dropped in at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire mogul Ron Burkle, who was co-hosting an event with Hanoi Jane Fonda, organized by the Rape Foundation, to honor her longtime friend and HBO "Girls" show producer, Judd Apatow. Apatow's a strident liberal who tweets a lot about women and rape, so naturally Dunham and the Rape Foundation lionized him for his brave advocacy for women and against rape. "He's a...
  • The Odds That Hillary's Emails Were Hacked Just Got A Lot Higher

    10/09/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/8/2015 | Staff
    Scandal: We have now learned that Hillary Clinton's private email server was subject to multiple cyberattacks from abroad. Does anybody really believe that hackers didn't gain access to classified material?
  • The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party? (WaPo the sky is falling alert)

    10/09/2015 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Karen Tumulty
    Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. The most powerful and crippling force at work in the ­once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced...

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • From Crack House to Cocaine Apartment: The Privilege of Dying While White

    10/08/2015 3:13:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | Oct. 8 2015 | DEMETRIA LUCAS D’OYLEY
    She Matters: The coverage of the death of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny serves to highlight how differently women of color and the poor are treated by the media. With a bit of trepidation, I'm addressing the story of Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny, the married doctor and mother of three who was left unconscious in the lobby of an apartment building she did not live in and was pronounced dead by medics shortly after she was found. While the cause of death hasn't been determined, and an autopsy report is pending, reports say police believe the likely cause of death was a cocaine...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Against Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in deep and potentially dire trouble. But that is not due to a "vast right-wing conspiracy," a blast from the past that she and her supporters are trying to resurrect. The truth is that Hillary's biggest enemies are the very same crew who took her out in her 2008 race for the White House. The Democrats' most liberal wing used what they thought would be a little known "blocking back" on the Democratic political playing field -- Barack Obama-- to rip away her African-American support in various Democratic primaries, particularly in South Carolina. The goal...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • Knuckle Draggers Are Us, Er, We

    10/08/2015 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The smart folk at Grammarly -- an online grammar checker -- examined Facebook posts written by supporters of the 2016 presidential candidates in a savvy bid to garner free press. It helped that the grammar site's findings confirmed the left's most treasured conceit -- that liberals are more learned than conservatives. Specifically, the study found that supporters of GOP candidates made more grammatical errors than supporters of Democrats, who also displayed a richer vocabulary. Oh, joy, I thought, once again Republicans are the knuckle draggers. I'm with the stoopid party. Supporters of Democrat Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor,...
  • My Eight Days Of Hanukkah Gelt . . .

    10/08/2015 10:09:58 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/8/15 | LRoggy
    I'm dreaming of a nice Hanukkah! 8 Presents in 8 Days Day 1 - President Cruz Day 2 - VP Carson Day 3 - Atty General Trey Gowdy Day 4 - Sec State John Bolton Day 5 - Sec Treas Milton Friedman - even dead he's an improvement over anyone else Day 6 - Obamacare repealed Day 7 - Hillary and Valerie Jarrett both arrested Day 8 - Raul Castro overthrown in popular uprising, Maduro arrested by Venezuelan uprising, Iranian people rise up and arrest ruling Mullahs. Bonus Day: Barack Obama defects to Iran just before uprising and the Iranian...
  • Obama Admin’s Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories

    10/08/2015 7:20:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015
    A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administration’s Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Alan Eyre, the State Department’s Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal...
  • Matter of Trust

    10/08/2015 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you have ever worked in a place where you don't trust your co-workers, you understand how that can warp your thinking and therefore your actions. You begin to doubt everything you are told, you constantly look over your shoulder and behind your back in an attempt to find out what's really going on. You become paranoid, uncertain and unsure of reality. You spend more time and energy trying to discern the truth than working to reach a collective goal. Contrast this with an environment where people say what they mean and mean what they say; where common goals are...
  • Let's Protect Intellectual Property Rights From "Big Fix"

    10/08/2015 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Fall is always a busy time on Capitol Hill. Members usually wait for this time of year to consider the most controversial and thorny issues like appropriation bills to keep the government open and tax legislation that expires at the end of the year. Deals are made and legislators look for any opening to sneak through supposed non-controversial legislation without much debate or fanfare. Add to this yearly spectacle the fact that House Republicans are in the midst of a leadership shakeup with Speaker Boehner having announced his resignation and retirement at the end of October and the GOP presidential...
  • The 'New' Hillary

    10/08/2015 6:20:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s. Like Nixon, whose handlers successfully fooled a majority of voters by trotting out a "new Nixon" after his election defeats in 1960 and 1962, Hillary Clinton is trying to change her public image with voters, a majority of whom finds her "Unlikeable," to borrow from the title of Ed Klein's new book. In an interview with Newsmax TV, Klein said of the Democratic presidential frontrunner, "There's something always behind what she's saying, and ......
  • The Natural Right to Self-Defense

    10/08/2015 4:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg....
  • The Rachel Dolezal-ation of the Oregon Killer

    10/08/2015 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Here's the narrative: mass killers are almost always white men. The Daily Kos recently published a piece with this headline: "How come we can't tell the truth about the White Mass Killer Problem?" It asks, "Just what the fracking hell is the matter with all these mass-murdering white people?" Certainly mass killers are almost always men. But they're not almost always white men. Overrepresented? Perhaps. But almost always white? No. Chris Harper Mercer walked into Oregon's Umpqua Community College and killed nine people, wounding nine more. On a dating site, Mercer, whose father is white and mother is black, referred...
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier – we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so I’m told, when a handshake or someone’s word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Beware Putin and His 'Anti-Hitler Coalition'

    10/08/2015 3:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Contrary to the principles of American foreign policy of the last 70 years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tacitly invited Russia to "help" monitor things in the Middle East. Now they are learning that there are lots of Middle East scenarios far worse than the relative quiet Iraq that the Obama administration inherited in January 2009 -- and soon abandoned.</p>
  • Got Incompetence? The Federal Gov't Has Misled Public About Milk For Decades

    10/08/2015 3:18:52 AM PDT · by RockyTCB · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/7/2015 | John Merline
    If you look up "whole milk" in the government's official Dietary Guidelines, it states pretty definitively that people should only drink skim or 1% milk. "If you currently drink whole milk," it says, "gradually switch to lower fat versions." This is the same advice the government has been issuing for many years. And it's wrong
  • Our Lady of Victory

    10/07/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 7 Oct 15 | John Guandolo
    Today, October 7th, the free West celebrates and remembers that on this date in 1571 the last great naval battle of oared ships took place in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece). Known as the Battle of Lepanto – where the Muslims had their fleet – this was the first defeat of the Muslim Turks at sea by Christian forces.
  • FBI Seizes State Department Servers In Clinton Investigation

    10/07/2015 6:13:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Ron Hayward
    The FBI seized four servers from the State Department building a few weeks ago as part of the investigation into classified material improperly stored on Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, particularly the Top Secret documents that have been discovered in her email trove. This revelation comes from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation. Gertz notes that the State Department referred questions about the seized servers to the FBI, which declined to comment on the matter. It would be interesting to know exactly what the FBI computer forensics team is looking for on...
  • Obama administration has doubts that key Hillary gun proposal can work

    10/07/2015 5:40:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    When Hillary Clinton rolled out a series of new gun control proposals this week, one of the most newsworthy and controversial ideas she put forth was a vow to use executive action as president to fix the background check system if Congress refused to act. But the Obama administration has already taken a long, internal look at the same executive-action proposal Clinton has promised to undertake, and has doubts over whether it can be made to work in practical terms, according to current and former senior administration officials. The administration is still looking at this idea, in the wake of...
  • Charlie Daniels: Enough with the Mainstream Media’s Juvenile Sniping, Backbiting and Gotchas

    10/07/2015 4:46:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/15 | Charlie Daniels
    The modern day process for electing a president, seems to me, to be more of media circus and a personality pageant than the serious, issue-oriented, truth-seeking operation it should be.Basically, media coverage and the debates are the only ways we have of finding out the character and the mettle of the candidates, and unfortunately, much of the media is biased and the debate questions are aimed more at stirring up an argument among the participants than getting to the root of the myriad of vital questions that need to be answered for a voter to make a well-informed decision.With the...
  • Decoding Putin's new narrative for Syria

    10/07/2015 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | Sandhya Jain
    Russia's launch of air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria has given a leash of life to the Syrian President. It has forced Washington to reconsider regime change as the cornerstone of its foreign policy architecture The Russians have arrived in West Asia, with a bang, with air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f'al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham, or Daesh, in Arabic), giving a new leash of life to the beleaguered Syrian President. Their arrival has strengthened Iran, the sole regional ally of the Damascus regime, given a fillip to the Shia Crescent from Iran to Iraq...
  • The Pentagon Beefs Up the 8th Air Force

    10/07/2015 9:09:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Austin Bay
    The Pentagon insists it isn't reviving the Strategic Air Command. The Cold War is over -- supposedly. SAC and its workhorse B-52 became uncomfortable symbols of that long, weary struggle waged on the edge of thermonuclear destruction. However, the U.S. Air Force's decision to consolidate control of its strategic bomber fleet into a single headquarters certainly has SAC-like Cold War mission echoes. This also applies to the behavior of Vladimir Putin and his imperialist Kremlin. Thermonuclear threats continue. Despite President Barack Obama's assurances, Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. If Iran goes nuclear, Saudi Arabia and Turkey may, as well. It's...
  • We Already Have a Free-Trade Deal: It's Called the Constitution

    10/07/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    When the founders of this nation wrote the Constitution they created a charter for the greatest and truest free-trade zone in history -- and they did not seek its approval on a fast track. It is instructive to look at some of the basic differences between our Constitution and the free-trade zone it created and President Barack Obama's proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. Our Constitution gave Congress the power to "regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with Indian tribes." At the same time, it said: "No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any...
  • The Nuclear Option: ‘Teflon Don’ Morphs into a Real Candidate

    10/07/2015 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 65 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Charles Hurt
    First they ignored him. Then they mocked him. Then they tried tearing him down. With each failure to destroy Donald Trump, the political experts and establishment stooges only made him stronger. And now they don’t have a clue what to do. Those in Washington who still think a Donald Trump presidency is preposterous or absurd have only themselves to blame for creating an environment that has made it so easy for the swashbuckling, smack-talking businessman to rise so effortlessly to the top of the heap. It turns out that not only does the man enjoy very high energy, he also...
  • Time for Sensible Background Checks

    10/07/2015 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background checks for journalists. It's time we closed the political loophole and prevented biased, ignorant political operatives from getting their hands on a dangerously misleading national microphone. RedState has a perfect example this week. Former Bill Clinton White House aide, and current Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos, is the host for ABC's This Week. He uses his "bully pulpit" to bully conservatives and Republicans. During an interview with New Jersey...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About Umpqua – And It Has Nothing To Do With Guns

    10/07/2015 8:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Bob Barr
    If there is any glimmer of light to emerge from the mass murder last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, it is the story of Chris Mintz -- a 30-year-old Army veteran who was shot seven times after running towards the shooting scene to help. Mintz was not able to stop to the killer, but his courageous actions were justly heralded, and were reminiscent of the three Americans in August who charged and incapacitated a shooter on a train in Paris, France. Despite how we understandably rally around these stories of individual heroism, we should not allow them to...
  • 9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

    10/07/2015 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 October 2015 | Adam Taylor
    The Middle East is complicated. The religious, social and political cleavages of the region are myriad and hard to succinctly sum up. How do you untangle the Israeli-Palestinian situation, or explain the divide between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam, or square those who favor political Islam with those who favor secular government? Where do other religious and political minorities fit in? And where do big powers outside the region, most obviously the United States, exert influence? Last summer, a reader of the Financial Times tried to make sense of the Middle East with a widely shared letter to the editor:
  • Why Obama Prefers Politicizing To Actual Politics

    10/07/2015 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    resident Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become "routine." He was even right, in a sense, when he defended politicizing the tragedy. "Of course," Obama said Thursday night, "what's also routine is that somebody, somewhere, will comment and say, 'Obama politicized this issue.' Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic." This was a nice Aristotelian flourish. "Man is a political animal," Aristotle said, and it is through politics that...
  • Letter to a Conservative Censor

    10/07/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear (name withheld): Thank you for writing to me with your concerns over the status of PRIDE at (name withheld) college. Given your status as a newly appointed member of the Board of Trustees and self-described “occasional reader” of my column I am frankly stunned by the content of your letter. Nonetheless, I intend to respond at some length. My reply will not be what you had anticipated. As you are probably aware, PRIDE stands for People Recognizing Individual Differences Exist. It is one of many student organizations around the country that holds itself out as an organization seeking to...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isn’t a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as “What is 15% of 60?” Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • Republicans Should Court Black Voters With Traditional Values

    10/07/2015 5:26:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Star Parker
    An ongoing point of contention in the Republican Party has been the extent to which clear identification with traditional Judeo-Christian values is a good idea. My sense is that, when we add to the equation the growing impact of non-white voters, standing strongly for these traditional values -- which would put Republicans in stark contrast to Democrats -- would be a win-win for Republicans. My organization, CURE, just convened a meeting in Washington, D.C., of 25 black pastors from around the country, each with an average congregation size of about 1,000, to discuss ideas and policy. These are black Americans...
  • Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State-Obama sides with Christian-murdering freedom fighters

    10/07/2015 5:11:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State While Obama sides with Christian-murdering “freedom fighters.” October 7, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Orthodox Christian Church, which holds an important place in an insurgent Russia, has described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi opposition groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. ...
  • Pelosi vs. Pro-Life Press

    10/07/2015 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    In January, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by a reporter if an unborn baby at 20 weeks is a human being. She shot back that when she was a new member of Congress, someone quipped, "Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the pope." She added, "Yeah. That would be true." That same smarter-than-the-pontiff feminist arrogance unfolded again on Oct. 1, a few days after Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards testified to Congress regarding that group's fetal body parts-for-profit scandal. Sam Dorman of our news outlet asked Pelosi a very simple and pertinent question....
  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • Escaping Tyranny

    10/07/2015 4:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | John Stossel
    North Korea is called the "worst place on earth" for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. No one but the dictator has any true freedom, and no one is allowed to leave. One person who understands that is Yeonmi Park. Now she's 22. But for 16 years, she did amazing things "In Order to Live." That is the title of her new book. "We didn't have enough food. I had to see dead bodies in the streets," she says. Still, she and...
  • Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!

    10/07/2015 4:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I've flagged the Obama administration's scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Now, the White House is considering my adopted home, Colorado, as the new digs for the dregs of Gitmo. If there was ever a time for Coloradans of all political stripes to unite under the "Not in My Backyard" banner, this is it. The feds have already polluted our waters in the name of protecting us. Nobody at the EPA has paid any price...
  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • Planned Parenthood Claims to Help Black Women, While Profiting Off the Murder of Black Babies

    10/06/2015 6:02:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/15 | Stacey Dash
    Last week Planned Parenthood held a press conference to remind the world just how much they care about African Americans.  They claim to provide “vital reproductive and sexual health care services” for black women.But as I have written about before, their “vital” work actually means they are aborting a disproportionate number of black babies and profiting from charging their mothers for the abortion and then selling their body parts.Life News breaks down the real statistics behind Planned Parenthood’s claims: However, their “vital” work is much more than providing birth control and manual breast exams, which is what the mainstream media would like...
  • With Mrs. Clinton Bombing Out and Bernie Connecting with the Looney Tunes on the Left --

    10/06/2015 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, Joe Biden. Now, this has been an interesting case study. There has been fear and concern over the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton. Her polling numbers have been in the tank for most of the campaign. She does not excite anybody. She doesn't draw any crowds. She doesn't sell any books. She has no connection with Democrat voters at all on a personal basis. She has really no audience, if you want to look at it in that way. She's considered a de facto fait accompli front-runner, much like she was in 2008. It's her turn; it's her time....
  • We're Erasing Western Civilization

    10/06/2015 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have three stories here. The headlines are enough. "Workers Remove Ten Commandment Monument from Oklahoma City Capitol Grounds at 10:30 p.m. to keep protesters from demonstrating." Next headline: "Pork Products Face Workplace Ban for Being Offensive." The next headline: "School Cancels America Day." Fourth headline. Do you know what the fastest growing language in the United States is? Nope. It's Arabic. Fastest growing, not the most spoken. "Fastest Growing Language in the United States Is Arabic." Here's another headline: "World's First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses and to Install Muslim Prayer Space Instead." There is...