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  • Column: Lessons gleaned from a web of lies in Iowa

    05/24/2016 10:31:44 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 May 2016 | Eric Zorn
    Let's take a look at the recent statement issued by Naperville residents Melvin Owens Jr. and his wife, Rosalind, on behalf of their 19-year-old son, Marcus. "Marcus Owens and the entire Owens family would like to issue their deepest apologies to Marcus' friends, the Iowa City community, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa City Police Department for the misunderstandings and anxiety ...
  • JEROME R. CORSI: TRUMP'S VINCE FOSTER ATTACK BACKED BY NEW EVIDENCE

    05/24/2016 7:56:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 5/24/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    How could a suicide victim be found with TWO bullet wounds? As Donald Trump revives the two-decade old Vince Foster case, the charge that the cause of death of the top aide and close friend of the Clintons may not have been suicide has once again been dismissed as the stuff of “right-wing conspiracy theory.” But less than three months ago, WND reported a resignation letter surfaced from the lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miguel Rodriguez, outlining evidence of his charge that the case was fixed. Thirteen years ago, WND reported Rodriguez, an...
  • Delegitimizing Israel in Our Classrooms-New York Times does its lucrative part at taxpayer expense

    05/24/2016 6:25:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5-23-16 | Ziva Dahl
    The New York Times Upfront magazine, distributed by paid subscription to approximately 1 million American 8th to 12th graders, recently included an article, “How the Middle East Got that Way.” Author Joseph Berger, former Times reporter, blames the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 for the current mess in the Middle East. In his view, “a century ago, two diplomats carved out lines on the Middle East map, creating new nations and sowing the seeds for much of the strife in the region today.” Referring to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Berger tells students, “Most Arabs opposed the Zionist movement, which called for a...
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • A Letter to a Bernie-or-Bust Voter, I get it. I was just like you once

    05/24/2016 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Darby Saxbe
    In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Now, 16 years later, I look back on my young, Nader-voting self and see plenty of parallels with the college students who are feeling the Bern. Hillary Clinton is a wonkish, often uninspiring candidate, just as Al Gore was. And Bernie, as Nader did, promises to dial back the influence of big-money corporate donors and bring about real change. He even has Bill Murray, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Eddie Vedder on his side. But if Bernie splinters the left and erodes...
  • Remaking Rutland with Refugees

    05/24/2016 10:37:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sonia Bailey
    The character of the city of Rutland, Vermont is facing major change. Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, it is an unsuspecting city targeted for refugee resettlement. After being kept in the dark since their mayor’s unilateral decision to accept 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in October, Rutland citizens should investigate the threatening impact that refugee resettlement has on their own public security, economic stability and community health before it’s too late. Photo courtesy Green Mountain PowerThe city of Rutland was chosen as the site to place refugees by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), one...
  • The Armageddon Code: A Must-Read for All Those Looking for a Fuller Understanding of Christianity

    05/24/2016 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Like most people, the list of books I have read over the years is in the hundreds. The ones still to be read also in the hundreds. That said, of all the books I’ve read or planned to read, a book about “The End Times” had never made either list. Until now. While never a “Bible thumper,” I have always been a person of deep faith, and as outlined in the past, my personal relationship with Jesus Christ started when I was five years old, when a little plastic Baby Jesus became my sole comforter during a fairly violent eviction...
  • Education Nightmare Continues

    05/24/2016 8:20:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away. But yet those problems persist. To wit, in the past year, for the first time in U.S. history, the majority of U.S. public school students fall into the category of the economically impoverished. This, despite the fact that spending per pupil in most American school districts is at an all-time high. There’s a gross disconnect here that no one’s talking about, and no one...
  • Prager: A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    05/24/2016 7:37:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 5-24-2016 | Dennis Prager
    Nine reasons why a conservative should prefer a Trump presidency to a Democrat presidency. When you differ from people you admire, you have to question yourself. After all, what is the purpose of admiring people if they aren't capable of influencing you? So, I have had to challenge my position -- stated since the outset of the Republican presidential debates -- that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, I will vote for him over Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat for that matter. I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Trump. His virtually assured nomination has...
  • Washington’s Calculated Deception: Why America’s Middle Class Is In Long Term Decline Today

    05/24/2016 7:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Ferrara
    America today has the proven resources to be the world’s number 1 producer of oil, number 1 producer of natural gas, and number 1 producer of coal. What is the policy of the Clinton/Obama Democrats flying under the flag of so-called “progressivism” today? Leave it in the ground!Their reason: if we continue to use the fossil fuel energy that powered the industrial revolution, life on the planet is going to fry, and we are all going to die. This is calculated deception, to justify vastly expanded government power and control, and a socialist takeover of American energy, which offers today...
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. That’s the number of “pro-diplomacy” articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its “proactive” media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They “were published during critical moments of the Iran campaign,” the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters?

    05/24/2016 5:21:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters? We all know why leftists aren’t rushing to live in inner city black neighborhoods. May 23, 2016 Crystal Wright    Apparently, Trayvon Martin is the only black life that really matters to many blacks and liberals. Blacks are getting gunned down by other blacks every day in cities across the country and there’s no outrage from liberals.  These kids are nameless and faceless to liberals’ Black Lives Matter Movement. But when George Zimmerman decided to auction off the gun he used to shoot Martin in self-defense, people lost their minds. I...
  • Going Back to Move Forward

    05/24/2016 5:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Ah, the "good old days," the ones that President Obama took a sarcastic swipe at during his recent commencement speech at Rutgers University when he said that America's "good old days weren't that great." Certainly he misread his teleprompter. Sure, we've experienced enormous advances in things like technology and medicine, but the "good old days" aren't so bad, especially compared to what's happening today. During the speech Obama said, "...by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago, or 30 years ago, or even eight years ago." Apparently, Hillary Clinton missed...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...
  • Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    05/24/2016 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the United States will lose "its moral ascendancy, and also the confidence of one of its allies." And what is Scarborough Shoal? A cluster of rocks and reefs, 123 miles west of Subic Bay, that sits astride the passageway out of the South China Sea into the Pacific, and is well within Manila's 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Beijing and Manila both claim Scarborough Shoal. But, in June 2013, Chinese ships swarmed and chased off a...
  • California’s $64 Billion Bullet Train To Nowhere Gets Delayed … Again

    05/24/2016 5:12:47 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2016 | John Merline
    In the late 1800s, it took railroad companies six years to lay 1,907 miles of track for what was to become the Transcontinental Railroad (or as Barack Obama calls it, the Intercontinental Railroad). Building that railroad line required tunneling through mountains — at one foot a day — building bridges — including one that spanned 700 feet — and doing all the work almost entirely by hand. As best, it will now take seven years for California to lay 119 miles of track — on relatively flat ground in the middle of nowhere. That news came from a contract revision...
  • Clinton Policies to End Pay Gap Would Just Make It Larger

    05/24/2016 4:51:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, updating the numbers, in line with government statistics, to 78 cents in July 2015 and 79 cents this year. This injustice, she says, must be remedied by government. "Last time I checked," Clinton told an event sponsored by a salary site called Glassdoor, "there's no discount for being a woman. Groceries don't cost us less, rent doesn't cost us less, so why should we be paid less?" There is, as...
  • What Is Military Appreciation?

    05/24/2016 4:11:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Allen West
    “Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our servicemembers - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.”That is the official explanation of the purpose of May as National Military Appreciation Month. My question is, how many of you actually knew about this? And what exactly does Military Appreciation mean in America? Does it mean...
  • Commencement Season

    05/24/2016 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    This is the season of college Commencement speeches -- an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities. In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations which produce that output. Moreover, being morally...
  • How Anti-White Rhetoric Is Fueling White Nationalism

    05/23/2016 8:12:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2016 | David Marcus
    White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card. They had a point....
  • CALIFORNIA DECRIMINALIZES SHOPLIFTING, SHOPLIFTING DOUBLES

    05/18/2016 7:52:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Left-wing, conservative and libertarian pro-crime policies lead to a rise in crime. The left's insane propositions in California included Proposition 47 or the "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act". That Orwellian name made as much sense as calling a bill to legalize arson the "Fire Prevention and Non-Torched Homes Act". Proposition 47 effectively decriminalized a bunch of crimes, including shoplifting. And you'll never guess what happened next. Shoplifting. Lots and lots of shoplifting. Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times...
  • The secret to Trump's success: Treating us with respect

    05/23/2016 8:29:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    buckscountycouriertimes.com ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 12:15 am | Edward Farling, Holland
    The secret to Trump's success: Treating us with respect Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:15 am By EDWARD FARLING Richard Cohen and the New York Times have, quite unintentionally, explained to me Donald Trump's appeal. The explanation was wrapped in the usual patronizing characterizations of his supporters; racist, hateful, uneducated (and therefore unintelligent), but it is not that. Trump supporters want jobs. Sure, the pundits never said it. They hate Trump and dismiss his supporters, and would never give them that much credit. But they did manage to leave it as the only logical conclusion. From the first of Cohen's...
  • The Pajama Boy White House

    05/23/2016 4:51:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | May 17, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the showdown over Obamacare, the pro-Obama PAC Organizing for Action put out an ad now known as “Pajama Boy.” It showcased a young fellow in thick retro-rimmed glasses, wearing black-and-red plaid children’s-style pajamas, and sipping from a mug, with a sort of all-knowing expression on his face. The text urged: “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.” Most men in Dayton or Huntsville do not lounge around in the morning in their pajamas, with or without built-in footpads, drinking hot chocolate and scanning health-insurance policies. That our elites either think they do, or think the...
  • Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

    05/23/2016 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    About the same time I was listening to those girls sing “Imagine,” this item came across my news feed: By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring...
  • Liberal columnist heralds coming ‘revolution’ as ‘dying white majority’ fades

    05/23/2016 4:05:12 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 103 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sam Rolley
    American Republicans who support Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid are knowingly backing “the meanest, whitest, most vile bigot possible” because they fear losing majority status. That’s according to The Guardian’s Steven Thrasher, who contends that minorities will never prosper in the United States until 2043 “when this white supremacist nation becomes mostly non-white.” Thrasher calls Trump’s rise to political power on the right predictable nearly eight years after the nation elected its first black president because “every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash.” Calling Obama “a clear symbol that the country is...
  • Controversy over where transgender individuals should use the bathroom is artificial

    05/23/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
    Insider Louisville ^ | May 23, 2016 | JOE DUNMAN
    This controversy is surreal because it’s totally artificial. Transgender men and women have been using bathrooms without incident since long before any right wing extremist group dreamed up legislation to alienate and punish them.
  • What Really Went Down in Baltimore (Long article)

    05/23/2016 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Baltimore. Freddie Gray. Arresting officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges. Not guilty on every single charge. He rejected a jury trial and chose a bench trial. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means he let the judge decide. It was a wise, wise move. He obviously figured he couldn't get a fair and impartial jury in Baltimore, given the racial component here. Now, this case... Let's go back and listen to Marilyn Mosby. She's the state attorney here, and this is the day -- it's May 1st of 2015, a little over...
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Upset by Poll Showing 90% of Native Americans Aren't

    05/23/2016 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on this Redskins business. They surveyed 504 Native American, Indians. Ninety percent of 'em said: We don't care. Washington Redskins doesn't affect us, doesn't mean diddly-squat. We don't care. So the Drive-Bys are not happy. The Sports Drive-Bys are not happy, and the sports Drive-Bys (I won't mention any names) are out there lecturing Native Americans on how they should care, and they're lecturing everybody else on how they should care. And you know what one of the latest approaches is? This is so telling. It is so... I can't remember when it was, but it's...
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...
  • Keep the Feds Out of Your Children's Bathrooms

    05/23/2016 10:40:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | James Lewis
    Obama has asserted, by pure fiat, on no legal, medical, scientific, or commonsense grounds whatsoever, that he can dictate how children use school bathrooms around the country. This is an obnoxious and dangerous abuse of federal power, and it looks suspicious. What is Obama's motivation? Adults may not remember the deep shame and embarrassment children often feel, as early as age four, around toilet training. Sibling rivalry can get pretty intense. Being called a "poopy kid" by your brother or sister might look pretty harmless to parents, but young children can experience it as a sink-through-the-floor feeling of overwhelming shame....
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: No Random Target

    05/23/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Christian and Joe Herring
    We are entering a new era – one in which terrorists place bombs in the sky and detonate them whenever they see fit. EgyptAir MS804 is just the latest example of their ability to transform an airliner into an IED. Authorities almost immediately agreed that MS804 was likely the victim of a terrorist attack. However, they aren't able to discern how that took place, given the extensive passenger screening the flight underwent on each leg of its journey. Ascertaining the method requires a look at the history of this particular flight and an honest appraisal of who stood to gain...
  • Minimum rage: Why Donald Trump is doing so well with the working class (Obama's fault free trade)

    05/23/2016 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | May 19, 2016 at 6:31 AM | Paul Mulshine
    There was a moment during President Obama's speech at Rutgers on Sunday when he mentioned students who had to work to put themselves through college. That included me, back when I went to Rutgers in the 1970s. But I lucked out. One summer, I got a job at the Ford factory a few miles up the road in Edison. When school resumed, they let me switch to part-time. It was great. I could make as much in two shifts at the plant as I could have made working all week at a minimum-wage job. Alas, Ford shut that plant down...
  • Is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg a Well-Intended Liberal with a Massive Blind Spot?

    05/23/2016 6:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Brown
    While Mark Zuckerberg’s much-publicized meeting with conservative leaders last week has drawn varied responses, from Glenn Beck’s overly fawning account to others who were positive but circumspect, what seems clear is that Zuckerberg genuinely wants Facebook to be viewed as a neutral and fair platform for the entire world.But does Zuckerberg have a massive blind spot in his thinking and worldview? And is he totally unaware of the many times conservatives (especially biblically-based conservatives) have been censored on Facebook while their opponents have not?I have documented this several times in my own experience (see here and here and here), although...
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • Five Elements of a Rational Immigration Policy

    05/23/2016 5:20:35 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 21, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Immigration – both legal and illegal – is one of the hottest topics in American politics today. Despite the widespread perception that Donald Trump created the current wave of anti-immigration sentiment in this country, it has actually been around for quite a while before him – Trump merely served to catalyze this sentiment's departure from the shadows and into the limelight, an opening of the Overton Window, if you will. However, Americans have become increasingly disenchanted with our broken and anti-American immigration policy for over two decades. Mark Krikorian was writing about the need to restrict immigration back in 2008....
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • REVIEW: 'WEINER' IS RIVETING FLY-ON-THE-WALL FILMMAKING

    05/23/2016 4:33:28 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    AP ^ | May 21st, 2016 | Jocelyn Noveck
    There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there's one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there? (Mods, if we can't use any excerpt for the AP just remove this and leave the link)
  • Can Russia Survive Washington’s Attack?

    05/22/2016 7:50:15 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 30 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that “Russia is an existential threat to the United States” and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals also participate in the warmongering. UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is “entirely possible” within the year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596977/The-outbreak-nuclear-war-year-West-Putin-entirely-plausible-says-former-NATO-chief-promoting-novel-2017-war-Russia.html My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war....
  • Op-Ed: How Bruce Jenner changed the life of every American

    05/22/2016 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/5/16 | Jack Englehard
    ..... They need a cause. Without a cause, Progressives lose the means to hammer us with guilt and they lose their think tank foundations and all that money. So as I have it figured, one fine day, a slow day, something suitable to ruin the country…a new cause. The old causes were not doing so well. ..... Then, to top it off, Obama’s most trusted advisor, Ben Rhodes, confirmed what we always suspected, that the Iran Nuke Deal was a farce from the word go. Yes we were tricked. So they had to find something else to bamboozle us, something...
  • Abolish the Department of Justice

    05/22/2016 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The Obama Justice Department has revealed its final descent into naked politics and totalitarian bullying. Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton, two transparently guilty criminals whose crimes are compounded by the fact that both are also lawyers, will face no indictments and no prosecution. The corrupt bosses of the Veterans Administration likewise face no sanction at all despite the manifest criminality of their actions. Lying under oath to Congress, failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests, conspiring to obstruct justice, and many other clear wrongdoings permeate almost every single crevice of the Obama administration, and yet no one who...
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • Airport Lines: Your Government Failing You

    05/22/2016 11:34:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    This summer, air travel is for people who expect to go to hell and want to know what it will be like. Security lines have reached epic lengths in many airports. Thousands of travelers have missed flights. And the Transportation Security Administration now advises passengers to arrive two hours before departure for domestic flights -- and three in some places. The agency in charge of aviation security has become a major problem. That's odd, because it was supposed to be a solution. Nearly 15 years after it was created, it's a case study of how firm, well-intentioned government intervention can...
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Toiletarianism — Safe Spaces Flushed

    05/22/2016 5:53:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    resident Obama and other politicians are taking a wide stance over the nation’s public restrooms. Important bathroom policy will finally be determined at the highest levels. In early May, public school educators nationwide received a legalistically-worded joint letter from the Departments of Justice and Education explaining how to legally treat transgender students under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. CNN boiled it down to “Fall in line or face loss of federal funding.” Friendly federal “guidance” comes after dueling lawsuits between the Feds and North Carolina over that state’s House Bill 2, which establishes statewide restroom regulations. Those regs...
  • Bernie Sanders Goes After Big Banks -- in Theory

    05/22/2016 5:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had lunch at the Chieftain, a cozy pub near the San Francisco Chronicle. In days gone by, it served as a lunch spot for parched journalists. Earlier, Sanders had addressed a rally in San Jose; he had another scheduled in Vallejo, California, that night. When he exited the Chieftain by a back door onto Howard Street, passers-by shouted out his name. A man who hailed Sanders as his "hero" asked the Democratic presidential hopeful to pose for a photo. There were more selfies with more fans who could not believe their luck in stumbling upon a...
  • The Gathering Storm In Philadelphia

    05/22/2016 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    The media narrative for the last six months has been about how the Republican convention in Cleveland was going to be a fight, a mess, a second “mistake by the lake.” Journalists reveled in the prospect of a GOP floor fight and protests in the streets. What was missed, or more likely ignored, was the brawl happening on the left and the mess that could be the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Yes, Cleveland will have protests. Republicans, conservatives, or even average Americans who simply want to be left alone cannot get together without the prospect of a mob of angry...
  • Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

    05/21/2016 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published May 20, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic By Wayne Allyn Root Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton,   although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.  ...barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses.  I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch.   Call me crazy but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percent of their races? This has...
  • Will Trump vs. Clinton be a nailbiter?

    05/21/2016 2:54:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2016 | Stephen Collinson,
    Democrats knew a general election battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would be rough, but many never considered the potential of a nailbiter. During a primary in which Trump usurped the GOP establishment, alienated crucial sectors of the general electorate on issues like immigration and abortion and dinged his own approval ratings, many Democrats salivated at talk of a November duel with the billionaire. Now, as Trump prepares for a general election showdown, veteran Democrats warn there is little room for complacency. "It will be close," said Mark Alderman, a veteran Democratic Party fundraiser who worked on President Barack...