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  • Losing faith in Obama

    10/21/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Charles Lipson
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. Now, the same oppressive walls are closing in on President Barack Obama. He is welcome only in the palatial homes of Hollywood stars and hedge-fund billionaires or the well-kept fairways of Martha's Vineyard. The contrast with 2008 is striking and painful. Six years ago, his acolytes fainted as he read from the teleprompter. What went wrong? Ideology, say the true believers and their staunchest opponents. The left says he compromised too much, desperate to pass his agenda. The...
  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

    10/21/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    "....Every insider in Chicago told Klein the same thing: Jarrett has no qualifications to be the principal advisor to the president of the United States. She doesn't understand how Washington works, how relations with Congress work, how the federal process works. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how the military works, how national security works. But she understands how Obama works. The president turns to Valerie Jarrett for definitive advice on all these issues. She has given him terrible advice over and over, and still he turns to her. Her true job is to make Obama feel proud of...
  • The Petro-States in Shambles Despite Obama

    10/21/2014 5:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21 | John Ransom
    Despite an administration that has no energy policy, free market forces in the United States are finding a way to provide relief from high prices for an economy that greatly needs the respite. Oil prices are heading the right way for consumers even if the wrong way for the wildcatters, explorers and developers of domestic energy. It’s been planned that way.Now that the worldwide economy is slowing, Saudi Arabia is intent on testing American resolve to become energy independent. The oil-rich kingdom has decided on a price war—a method that would be illegal in the United States—to see if American...
  • The Blood on Obamas Hands

    10/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from RedState.com. When conservatives consider the casualties of Obamas national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run). The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated; they were denied the security they...
  • Obama, the Virtuoso Manager-Why criticism of the presidents incompetence is wrong.

    10/21/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-21-14 | Caroline Glick
    Since he assumed office nearly six years ago, US President Barack Obama has been dogged by allegations of managerial incompetence. Obama, his critics allege, had no managerial experience before he was elected. His lack of such experience, they claim, is reflected in what they see as his incompetent handling of the challenges of the presidency. In everything from dealing with the Congress, to reining in radical ideologues at the IRS, to handling the chaos at the Mexican border, to putting together coordinated strategies for dealing with everything from Ebola to Islamic State (IS), Obamas critics claim that he is out...
  • Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior

    10/21/2014 5:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Where are all the atheist freedom lovers we always hear about? It's time for them to start standing up for religious liberty. The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy. It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences. This nightmare began Oct. 7, when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated Idaho's marriage...
  • Does the End of History Result in Political Decay?

    10/21/2014 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, "Political Order and Political Decay." The news is full of stories of political decay: the Centers for Disease Control and Ebola; the Department of Veterans Affairs' health service; the Internal Revenue Service political targeting. Europe gives us the dysfunctional euro and no-growth welfare states. Not to mention failed states in the Middle East and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics have lambasted Fukuyama for proclaiming, in the title of his 1992 book, "The End of History." That's not entirely fair. His argument there was that the battle of ideas...
  • Walkers Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walkers policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldnt grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended? (Its About Time Someone Ask This Question)

    10/21/2014 4:24:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since when did, Im offended, become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that theyre victims? There are a lot of reasons things have gone so wrong on this front, but ironically, the biggest is that our nation has had so much success. Americans are now considerably richer and more educated as a group than Americans were a few generations ago....
  • Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!

    10/21/2014 4:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. Because of intense national opposition from even Texas' attorney general, this past Wednesday, Parker and Feldman appeared to recant or at least reduce their flagrant overreach and disregard of the ministers' legal protections under the First Amendment. By the weekend, however, the truth came out that they were only using political smoke and mirrors to try to simmer the patriotic fury; they were not changing course to...
  • The Audacity of Greg Orman

    10/21/2014 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Byron York
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." Watching Orman's performance in a recent debate with Roberts before a business group in this large suburb of Kansas City, it's safe to say that image is wrong, or at least incomplete. Calling Orman a cipher suggests he has no positions, or nothing to say. But on some important topics, Orman outlined policies in more detail...
  • A Time for Choosing at 50 - Remembering Reagan's famous speech

    10/21/2014 1:17:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    October 27, 1964. Fifty years ago. It was a Tuesday night, one week from election day. As the Johnson-Goldwater campaign wound to its end, with Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society liberalism he was championing poised to win in a landslide over GOP nominee Senator Barry Goldwater, Americans turned on their television sets to see one last political commercial. They quickly discovered a very familiar face in a very unfamiliar setting.Actor Ronald Reagan, longtime movie and TV star, newly the host and occasional star of Death Valley Days, a weekly TV series based on the old West, was introduced by...
  • The Problem With Race In America

    10/21/2014 1:04:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Janaye Ingram
    According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term racism was in 1933, but the practice of racism was well learned by that time. In the United States, slaves were brought to this land by Europeans who thought that the skin color and customs of the African captives made them less than equal to the civilized White settlers. That belief system permeated the treatment of Blacks in this country for hundreds of years, and in many ways, has yet to cease. The term is defined by Merriam-Webster as, a belief that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a...
  • Meghan McCain: The right is wrong

    10/21/2014 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 20, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meghan McCain, always outspoken, says shes got one big regret calling Rep. Michele Bachmann a poor mans Sarah Palin. Thats the one if I could take it back I would, because I just think its so linear and so nasty, McCain said in an interview with POLITICO. And Im not a big fan of attacking another woman anymore. The two are now friends, and the congresswoman has even appeared on McCains show, Take Part Live on the Pivot Network. Its so crazy shes not the type of person youd think I connect with, McCain added. Its just with...
  • Irresponsible 'Education'

    10/18/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 40 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Slavery certainly has its place among the horrors of humanity. But our "educators" today, along with the media, present a highly edited segment of the history of slavery. Those who have been through our schools and colleges, or who have seen our movies or television miniseries, may well come away thinking that slavery means white people enslaving black people. But slavery was a worldwide curse for thousands of years, as far back as recorded history goes. Over all that expanse of time and space, it is very unlikely that most slaves, or most slave owners, were either black or white....
  • Lower oil prices are unambiguously good

    10/17/2014 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 41 replies
    Human Events.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Steep stock market corrections often create shrouds of pessimism that do bad things to peoples brainpower. And one of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad. You heard me right. Serious people on financial television are saying lower oil prices are a signal of worldwide economic collapse. Here at home that translates to recession, deflation, a profits collapse and rising unemployment. Ive been around for a while, and Ive seldom heard such gibberish. The latest stock market scare stems from a bunch of fears such as...
  • How about a little optimism?

    10/10/2014 9:01:56 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Lawrence Kudlow
    So President Obama gives a major economics speech toward the end of last week, and the next week stocks get clobbered. It was the worst correction in many months. There's probably no direct cause and effect here. But it's worth noting that the president has been speaking out of all sides of his mouth during the market volatility. In that speech a week ago he swore that he's not anti-business. He said, "I actually believe that capitalism is the greatest force for prosperity and opportunity the world has ever known." You know, that sounds a lot like my opening line...
  • Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

    10/10/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    There was a time, not really all that long ago, when the local banker was a pillar of the community. A good relationship with him (and it was always a him) was essential to every business owner. Not only that, every potential homeowner had to trek down to his office in hopes of getting a mortgage. Countless workers walked into the branch every week to cash their paychecks, make deposits to a Christmas Club account and more. That world doesnt exist anymore.... As the reality begins to sink in, the big banks will use their political clout to try and...
  • Parallel Reconstruction

    10/08/2014 9:02:53 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    While the political commentators in the nations capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the presidents spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it. The president continues to dispatch his National Security Agency spies as if he were a law unto himself, and Congress which is also being spied upon has done nothing to protect the right to privacy that the Fourth Amendment was...
  • Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

    10/16/2014 9:01:21 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 35 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In dealing with contagious and deadly diseases, common sense says to err on the side of safety. Public safety must come before political correctness. Community and country come ahead of any obligation to the people of West Africa. Indeed, is not the first duty of the government of the United States to protect the lives, liberty and property of the citizens of the United States? Traveling to Africa decades ago, Americans were given a series of shots to avoid contracting indigenous diseases. Travelers to the United States were questioned about diseases to which they may have been exposed in third...
  • Why the Obama Administration can't handle Ebola (or anything else)

    10/20/2014 6:18:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Herman Cain
    There's a right way to do executive leadership. Obama has no clue what it is.We do not have an Ebola epidemic, and there is no reason for anyone to panic. But we do have a serious problem that has the potential to get much worse, and if it’s the federal government we’re going to trust to “manage the crisis” so to speak, then we absolutely need to demand competent leadership from the executive branch.That is clearly not what we’re getting, and to understand why, you really need to look at the way President Obama thinks about what it means to...
  • Prevent Hamas Re-Arming Before Investing in Gaza

    10/20/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel S. Mariaschin
    Will the reconstruction of Gaza also mean a serious effort to prevent the re-arming of Hamas? One without the other is folly. And yet the international donor community seems to discount the imperative of seeking the prevention of Hamas re-arming before turning over piles of cash. At the recent Cairo conference on rebuilding Gaza, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged more than $200 million in additional U.S. aid to help the Palestinians. Conference attendees pledged a total of $5.4 billion in aid, with about half specifically set aside to rebuild Gaza. The money comes with seemingly few strings attached....
  • Regime Prepares for Surge of 9 Million Illegal Immigrant ID Cards

    10/20/2014 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Breitbart: "Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun." Now, this is not a surprise. You've all known this was coming. It was gonna happen before Labor Day, but Obama couldn't find a way to pin it on the Republicans. Luis Gutierrez, congressman from Chicago, he was running around all excited, he'd already set the system up to help people adjust to it after if it happened....
  • Liberals Acknowledge Obama's Incompetence

    10/20/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, there's a lot of stuff in the stacks today. It's not just Ebola. We have the usual Ebola stuff. By the way, that New York Times story, Jonathan Martin had it. "Ebola Response Another Example of Obama Not Running Competent Government." Another example! The Washington Free Beacon has the analysis: "New York Times political correspondent Jonathan Martin," who used to be at Politico, by the way, "said President Obama's response to the Ebola crisis is yet another example that the president is not running a competent government. "'This is a gift wrap issue for the GOP,'...
  • For House GOP, a Wave Or a Trickle?

    10/20/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 20, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, its still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority. Members of Congress and operatives alike note this is a toxic time for Democrats on the ballot that should result in huge losses for the presidents party. But a race-by-race evaluation of the House map shows Republicans are more likely in a position to pick up a net of around six seats this cycle. After two successful cycles for House Republicans, the playing field...
  • Joni Ernst Is the GOP's Breakout Star. The Democratic Machine Could Still Beat Her.

    10/20/2014 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 19, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    There is certainly plenty going right for the Iowa GOP in 2014: an unpopular Democratic president, a favorable political climate, and a popular GOP governor cruising to reelection atop the ticket. But as they are in Senate races across the countryColorado, Alaska, North Carolina, to name a fewDemocrats here are hoping smart tactics can offset a national mood that favors Republicans. And in Iowa, fears of the Democratic machine lurk not far below the surface. "Am I confident? Of course," Oman says. "Am I overconfident? Of course not." What the Republicans also have going for them this year is Ernst...
  • The Obama-Khamenei alliance

    10/20/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Never mind the negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program. Far more urgent developments are afoot. While the foreign ministers were busily counting how many centrifuges could spin in Iranian facilities, President Obama and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East that effectively puts American policy at the service of Iran.Long the goal of Obama, who sent a private emissary to Tehran as early as the 2008 election campaign to tell the Khamenei regime he wanted to be their friend, there is now a de facto alliance between the two...
  • Curbing Obama Power Grabs

    10/20/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe he had a few chats. But he certainly knew his concerns and opinions meant nothing, changed nothing, accomplished nothing. And then he voted 97% of the time with Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Dictator Harry Reid Reid has kept over 300 bills bottled up, squelched almost all proffered Republican amendments on anything that did move, and used the “nuclear option” to end the longstanding 60-vote rule and wipe...
  • Rethinking the 21-Day Quarantine for Ebola Contacts

    10/20/2014 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 18, 2014 | Manoj Jain, MD MPH
    A few weeks ago an emergency room doctor called our infectious disease physician group concerning a patient who had returned from Liberia and was having nausea and vomiting. Several of the patient's family members had died of Ebola. As panic struck us, our decisive question was: When did he return from Liberia? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for screening and isolating patients for possible Ebola infection are clear: Any person who is presenting with symptoms (which include fever, headache, vomiting and stomach pain) along with a history of travel to West African countries including Liberia, Guinea and...
  • The New York Times; Unrepentant Communist Enabler

    10/20/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    This week the New York Times ran two editorials pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers’ terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo.) One editorial ran on Sunday the other on Tuesday. The second editorial contains the following:“Fidel Castro…has largely vanished from public view in Cuba. But the 88-year-old former president (italics mine) has not altogether abandoned the business of telling Cubans what to think.”Is the Times --at long last!--acknowledging a totalitarian streak in the longest-reigning Stalinist dictator of modern history? Sure sounds like it. Now please pay close attention as the editorial continues:“On Tuesday, Mr....
  • Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"

    10/20/2014 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia. He’s now pushing a law to help him deal with the last pesky parts of the post-Soviet period of Russian history—that annoying free press. In this Washington Post story, we see that President Putin is doing in Russia what Sen. Harry Reid and fifty-three of his Senate colleagues attempted to do recently with a constitutional amendment to limit free speech. Putin knows he is fairly free to act on the world scene and at home. President Obama is distracted. His administration is perplexed. Having...
  • Obama's Ebola Czar Is A Dangerous Mistake: Here Are Three Who Could Do The Job

    10/20/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Steve Forbes
    President Obama made a monumental mistake in appointing a political hack, Ron Klain, as the Ebola czar. He must undo his error now and give the job to someone of stature and genuine ability. In alphabetical order, here are three individuals the President should consider immediately for this crucial post: Michael Bloomberg. Hes not a physician, but from his extensive work with (and donations to) the medical school and hospital at Johns Hopkins University and other medical institutions, he has gained an enormous amount of knowledge. Ben Carson. A gifted neurosurgeon and former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins...
  • Sowell: Predatory Journalism

    10/20/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending." Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking or lack of thinking the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times. People who believe in government-set price controls whether on interest rates charged for loans, rents charged for housing or wages paid under...
  • Is CDC Hiding Enterovirus Link To Illegal Alien Kids?

    10/17/2014 3:49:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Public Health: A disease that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy. Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere. The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10,...
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obamas...
  • Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

    10/20/2014 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Star Parker
    Former Democrat House Speaker Tip ONeills political wisdom that All politics is local has been a staple in political thinking for many years. But the truth of the matter is that, regarding elections for national office, politics is really, today, a national business. And this is what voters in Kansas should be thinking about in the current close Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts has not been shy making the point that regaining the Senate by Republicans is crucial and this is what Kansas voters should be thinking about in this election. And...
  • Max Allen: Chief Divisiveness Officer

    10/20/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mike Adams
    UNCW officials have decided to move forward with hiring their first ever Chief Diversity Officer. This is happening despite recent revelations that one of their current diversity officers had been involved in illegal political campaigning using university property. Last year, a task force suggested replacing an associate provost position with a Chief Diversity Officer to promote diversity and inclusion on the campus and in the community. The former chancellor who was run off campus initiated that task force. Now the North Carolina taxpayers are about to pick up the bill for his bad decision to expand UNCWs already bloated administration....
  • In U.S., an Ebola crisis of confidence (by LA Times Editorial Board)

    10/19/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | LA Times Editorial Board
    Even as U.S. health authorities continue to tell Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus, their assurances are being undercut by the increasingly obvious deficiencies in domestic planning. The United States does not remotely have an Ebola crisis, but it is beginning to have a crisis of confidence in the Obama administration's handling of the matter. President Obama made the right move early on when he offered $1 billion worth of aid to West Africa. Substantial aid is not only a necessary humanitarian response, but the smartest way to prevent a global health problem. Now the administration also must...
  • The Democrats embarrassing attempt to blame Republican for Ebola collapses

    10/19/2014 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Projection is a powerful phenomenon, and the American people have been subject to a perfectly cynical display of psychological projection from Democrats this week as the increasing likelihood that the party in power is going to endure a stinging censure from the voters on November 4. Democrats have spent the better part of the week insisting that Republicans who have urged the president to take stronger measures to contain Ebola in the United States, which he did on Friday with the creation of a federal Ebola response coordinator, are stoking unwarranted fears among the public. At the same time, liberals...
  • Who You Going to Believe on Infrastructure Spending: The IMF in August or the IMF in October?

    10/19/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The International Monetary Fund isn’t my least-favorite international bureaucracy. That special honor belongs to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, largely because of its efforts to undermine tax competition and protect the interests of the political class (it also tried to have me arrested, but I don’t hold that against them). But the IMF deserves its share of disdain. It’s the Doctor Kevorkian of global economic policy, regularly advocating higher taxes and easy money even though that’s never been a recipe for national prosperity.And it turns out that the IMF also is schizophrenic. The international bureaucracy’s latest big idea,...
  • Department of Homeland Security: Who Needs It?

    10/19/2014 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Chris Edwards
    The Secret Service is scandal prone. It spends excessively on foreign presidential trips, and it has agents who get in trouble with prostitutes and liquor bottles. The recent White House fence-jumping incident was a stunning failure. Despite the Service spending $1.9 billion a year, a guy with a knife jumped the fence, sprinted across the lawn, pushed open the front door, galloped through the Entrance Hall, danced across the East Room, and almost had time to sit down for a cup of tea in the Green Room. In the wake of the incident, the head of the Secret Service resigned....
  • FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You"

    10/19/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19 | Mike Shedlock
    The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution says. In a recent speech, Comey warns If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To Everyone...
  • How ObamaCares Victories Count Against It In Sissel v. HHS

    10/19/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    Randy Barnett has an excellent post at the Volokh Conspiracy about his recent amicus brief requesting the D.C. Circuit grant en banc review of Sissel v. HHS. (Sound familiar?) Sissel challenges the constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate – which the Supreme Court ruled could only be constitutional if imposed under Congress’ taxing power – on the grounds that this, ahem, tax originated in the Senate rather than the House, as the Constitution’s Origination Clause requires. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against Sissel. The panel’s rationale was that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was not the...
  • Regulators and Bureaucrats Vs The Soup Nazi

    10/19/2014 11:58:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    Episode 115 of “Seinfeld” featured a gruff entrepreneur who ran a soup stand offering the best soup in New York City. “You can’t eat this soup standing up, your knees buckle,” Jerry Seinfeld explained to Elaine. “There’s only one caveat — the guy who runs the place is a little temperamental, especially about the ordering procedure,” Jerry said. “He’s secretly referred to as the Soup Nazi” because if you don’t order right, “He yells and you don’t get your soup.” No one liked the Soup Nazi — but everyone loved his soup! Despite his grumpy, rude and domineering demeanor, the...
  • Budget Cuts and Ebola

    10/19/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Tanner
    Stop me if youve heard this one before: Government fails at one of its most basic tasks. In response, the politicians from both parties complain that we are not spending enough money. And Democrats, in particular, claim that the failure never would have happened if only the evil Republicans had not cut some agencys budget. Sound familiar? This hoary Washington drama is now playing out in regards to Ebola. With one death and one active case in Dallas, and several more Americans under observation, it is becoming clear that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were not prepared...
  • Staring At the Void

    10/19/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    Hes very smart, my childhood best friend, and very faithful in his atheism. When he was 6 he was clever as clever, but now hes past 60 and knows he will not live for ever and ever. Yet now, as in years past, even the most modest mention of God brings a growl: Dont proselytize me. He called me this summer and pleaded that I come visit him, so I hopped on a plane and did. He has many physical problems for which doctors have prescribed this and that, with meds for one ailment making another worse. He has worse...
  • The Deceivers

    10/19/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them. Sen. Woods (R-Springdale) and State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) co-authored a 22-page, 7,000-plus-word constitutional amendment that voters will find on this Novembers state ballot. If passed, the amendment, simply known to voters as Issue 3, will constitute roughly one-eighth of the entire Arkansas Constitution even including all 85 previous amendments to that document. Issue 3 is so long, in fact, that it cost Arkansas taxpayers more than $1 million to print it in newspapers...
  • IRS Still Not Getting the Message

    10/19/2014 9:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    You might think that with the scandal surrounding the IRS and the resulting budget cuts that have hampered their activities that the organization might become more aware of its procedures and adjust them to appear more customer friendly. If what happened this past week is any indication then they are still living somewhere in the ozone. Most Americans think of April 15th as the final day for filing their personal income tax return. That is so for most people, but a large part of the population files an extension that allows them to file their return by October 15th as...
  • Jerry Brown: Caucus of 1

    10/19/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    I know Republicans who voted for Jerry Brown in 2010. They thought he'd be like Richard Nixon going to China and stand up to public employee unions by fixing a dysfunctional pension system. They thought he'd live up to his pose as elder sage, ready to do what's best for California. After he won a return engagement as governor, Brown liked to bloviate about the need for elected officials to demonstrate "loyalty to California." I don't think he really understands what loyalty is. One close California Assembly race should disabuse conservatives of any notion that Brown will be loyal to...
  • Sisters of Mercy

    10/19/2014 6:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Linder
    It was February 1993. I had been a Member of Congress for one month and noticed that a visit by someone from the Washington DC Presbytery was on my schedule. I expected that they saw that I was a Presbyterian and were coming to acquaint me with the Presbyterian churches in the area. I was wrong. Three ministers in clerical collars arrived. I welcomed them in to my new office and we sat around the coffee table. The white-haired gentleman opened the conversation rather bluntly. He stated his name and said, I am responsible for the Family Leave Act and...