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  • Smoke bombs and profanity: How the Left welcomes a peaceful transition of power

    01/20/2017 6:11:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/20/17 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s already become a cliché, but this is one reason why we have President Donald Trump. As Trump supporters celebrated the eve of the inauguration with a dance at the National Press Club (called “The DeploraBall” as a play on attacks on their character), Trump’s opponents gathered in the street outside to protest, and … events played out exactly as one would have guessed. NBC Washington’s Shomari Stone reported from the scene after smoke bombs got thrown by the crowd, which then complained that police used pepper spray to disperse them:(video at link) A weekend of protests over the inauguration...
  • Snoozing at Teachers Who Abuse Children

    01/20/2017 5:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 20, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    On Jan. 13, a judge in Houston, Texas, sentenced Alexandria Vera to 10 years in prison. Her crime? The 25-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School struck up a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student -- having sex almost every day, she said, for nine months -- but with the parents' approval. She could be eligible for parole in five years. Prosecutors alleged Vera groomed the child and his family, moving the teen and his father into her home and pretending she was dating the father. She also bought groceries for the boy's family and paid the phone bills. She even...
  • What Has Obama Done to Us, and How Was He Able to Do It?

    01/20/2017 5:14:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2017 | Richard Winchester
    Now that his time as president has come to an end, it’s time to ask what Barack Obama has done to the country, and how he has been able to do it. Obama is the most left-wing president in American history. Never mind his speech at the 2004 Democrat National Nomination Convention, or during the run-up to the 2008 election, when he was presenting himself as a moderate. Someone scrutinizing Obama’s history, including his early years in and out of the U.S., his time in school, his stint as a Chicago community organizer, his law school experiences, and his political...
  • The Progressive Movement-An excerpt from David Horowitz’s new book, “Big Agenda.”

    01/20/2017 4:52:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 20, 2017 | David Horowitz
    How can conservatives stop the Democratic Party’s drive to dismantle the constitutional foundations of the nation and reshape its social order? To answer this question, Republicans and conservatives first need to know exactly who their adversaries are. That means not just Hillary Clinton or Tim Kaine or Bernie Sanders but the progressive movement they have committed their political lives to advancing. What are the motivations of the millions of Americans who are part of this movement? What is their agenda? In the first place, it is not just a matter of specific policies and programs. It is a matter of...
  • Some Consciences Count More Than Others

    01/20/2017 4:23:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/20/17 | John M. Grondelski
    On Friday, January 20 at 12 o’clock noon, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Rarely in modern times has a presidential succession generated such polarized division, though I can imagine that the advent of Thomas Jefferson in 1801, Andrew Jackson in 1829, and especially Abraham Lincoln in 1861 might rival the national atmosphere today. The situations are, of course, so comparable. Thomas Jefferson led the first peaceful handover of power in the new Republic to the opposition party. Abraham Lincoln faced a Republic on the threshold of Civil War. Perhaps the closest approximation to today’s...
  • Trump enters the swamp

    01/20/2017 4:18:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/17 | W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday at noon in much the same way he was elected. Entertainers will largely boycott the inaugural festivities. So will dozens of Democratic members of Congress. Protesters will rage. The media coverage will be more critical than when his predecessor Barack Obama first took the oath of office, and will be more sympathetic to the demonstrators. Much of official Washington has yet to get over its shock. All this was true during the campaign too, and none of it stopped Trump from reaching this point. "We...
  • Clinton Cash,’ Breitbart News, and the Narratives that Led to the Clinton Foundation’s Demise

    01/19/2017 3:31:18 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Jerome Hudson
    The impending implosion of the Clinton Foundation and the looming layoff of 22 staffers due to the closure of the Clinton Global Initiative are the result of Breitbart News and its Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash. Clinton Cash revealed the worldwide nexus of shady deal-making between Clinton Foundation donors, the six-figure speeches given by Bill Clinton, and the corresponding actions approved by the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Perhaps no political tome did more to expose and explain the web of corruption at Clinton, Inc., which is why the New York Times described Clinton...
  • Seriously? Schools to black out Trump's inaugural address

    01/19/2017 3:01:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Independence High School in Williamson County, Tennessee, will not be allowed to watch President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during class on Friday. Senior Olivia Roberts was so surprised by the ban she decided to write a Facebook post that has since gone viral: “To preface this, I am not one to post or debate anything political on Facebook but wanted to hear thoughts on this: I go to public school and we are not allowed to watch the inauguration tomorrow... Teachers are banned to show it. Teachers are also not allowed to discuss anything about politics or religions which...
  • How to Dismantle ‘Social Justice’

    01/19/2017 1:35:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | David S. D'Amato
    The prevailing political discourse seems to be consumed with the bromides of social justice, carefully tended by political and intellectual classes claiming special knowledge of its demands. Friedrich Hayek, perhaps the greatest intellectual of the past century, was famously critical of the concept. “Justice is an attribute of individual action,” Hayek said. “I can be just or unjust towards my fellow man. But the conception of a social justice … is not only a meaningless conception, it’s completely impossible.” Hayek argued everyone talks about social justice without knowing what it means, and he reasoned the idea of social justice puts...
  • Trying a Different Way

    01/19/2017 1:02:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled "The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We've Never Tried It That Way Before." It is about what he regarded as the entrenched bureaucracies in his denomination that are reluctant -- even hostile -- to change. The same opposition to change exists in government and the media. As in some denominations, entrenched bureaucracies are reluctant to give up power and influence for something untried, or for something that differs from what they have been doing for years, even when their approach has failed. I thought of my friend's...
  • Obama Told Us ‘Elections Have Consequences.’ Here’s One Way to Reverse His Liberal Legacy.

    01/19/2017 12:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 17, 2017 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”These were the infamous words President Barack Obama used to scold congressional Republicans just three days after his inauguration in 2009, foreshadowing how he would approach policymaking for the next eight years.Rather than listening to and trying to work with Republicans, Obama governed through brute force—with his “pen and phone” more often than with the consent of Congress—guided by the dictates of his progressive ideology rather than the interests of the American people.In virtually every policy area—from health care and immigration to the deployment of American troops and the...
  • Trump’s Press Conference Proves He Will Starve the Leftist Beast

    01/19/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | Mytheos Holt
    Donald Trump, in his first press conference since being elected president, savaged a number of worthy targets. Blasting the increasingly Gawker-esque tabloid click farm known as BuzzFeed, and summarily dismissing CNN as fake news, were moments that rightly deserve the cheers of conservatives (and, for that matter, intellectually honest people) everywhere. Further, Trump’s hyperbolic but deserved strike at the politicized CIA for endeavoring to assert control of American politics was a relieving moment both for believers in civil liberties, and for those who are tired of seeing the bureaucratic Deep State in Washington cut off any attempt at reform.But...
  • Trump 'Disrespects' the Intel Community? What About Obama's Iraq Bug-Out?

    01/19/2017 12:12:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | Larry Elder
    resident Barack Obama and his team still engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth. To even raise the issue is to "otherwise" the first black President. In short, they argue, it is racist. But to claim that Vladimir Putin put Trump in the White House is nothing more than an obvious observation, right? When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of George W. Bush in 2000, a number of disgruntled Democrats referred to him as "President Select." Now President-elect Trump is being hammered over his refusal to except the intelligence community's consensus about Russia's...
  • Thank You, President Obama

    01/19/2017 11:32:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | January 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    This is it, the last full day of President Barack Obama’s tenure. Damn, it feels better than I thought it would. Forgive my smile as I type. As President Obama makes his way out the door like a drunk who has been tossed from a bar and is determined to smash every glass on his way out, it’s important to take a moment to reflect upon all the good he’s done while he occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Yes, you read that right – thank you, President Obama. No man has done more to both discredit Democrats and elect Republicans than...
  • Today It Ends--Obama's Legacy of Failure --The Worst President In American History

    01/19/2017 10:32:28 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 30 replies
    America's health care system is worse than when Obama took office, Obama care is a disater, many people are now paying twice as much for medical care, with no extra benefit. National Debt Obama has racked up more debt than all 43 presidents before him combined-- Virtually Doubling America's national debt. Economic Growth The Obama recovery is the worst economic recovery in 67 years. The Middle east is a huge mess Obama despite being the antiwar president has immersed America in 8 straight years of war all over the ME, and has left the middle east worse off than when...
  • WOW: Inside Trump's holdings: A web of potential conflicts

    01/19/2017 10:01:45 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 JAN 17 | John W. Schoen
    When he takes the oath of office Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will carry with him a massive web of potential conflicts of interest not seen in modern American history. The next president's ethical quandary is the result of his refusal to divest himself of a sprawling network of more than 500 properties that he has amassed in more than three decades as a celebrity entrepreneur. At a long-awaited news conference last week, Trump dismissed the potential conflicts after his attorney laid out the broad outlines of a plan to separate himself from the day-to-day operations of his businesses. The plan...
  • Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

    01/19/2017 7:39:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 19, 2017 3:39 AM EST | Lisa Lerer
    Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack — on Twitter and in person. Past presidents have described walking into the Oval Office for the first time as a humbling experience, one that in an instant...
  • Media Malpractice In The Age Of Trump

    01/19/2017 5:22:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/18/2017 | Staff
    ke News: For eight years, it was virtually impossible to get reporters interested in legitimate Obama administration scandals. Now, reporters are so eager to run scandal stories about the incoming Trump administration that they are making them up. Case in point is the CNN hit piece on Rep. Tom Price — Trump's pick to head the Health and Human Services Department — for supposedly engaging in insider trading last year. A "bombshell" story published on Tuesday — titled "First on CNN: Trump's pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it" — said Price had bought as much...
  • Obama Tarnishes His Legacy By Letting A Terrorist Walk Free

    01/19/2017 5:21:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/18/2017 | Staff
    (In)justice: We all know about President Obama's commutation of the 35-year sentence of traitor Chelsea Manning, nee Bradley, who handed U.S. secrets over to WikiLeaks, leading to the deaths of an untold number of people. That was bad enough. But even worse, but sadly less publicized, was Obama's decision to pardon Oscar Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose FALN planted more than 130 bombs across America during the 1970s and 1980s, supposedly on behalf of Puerto Rican independence. Lopez Rivera was sentenced to 55 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and a number of weapons charges. He's served 35 years of...
  • Postmortem on a 'Political Corpse'

    01/19/2017 5:15:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 19, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    What the Obama years represent about our political order and its future. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The last days of the Obama presidency are being filled with “legacy” talk. Critics have catalogued all the domestic and foreign policy disasters Obama will leave in his wake, from Obamacare to the rise of ISIS. The president himself has held a revival-tent rally and made various public statements that describe an alternate universe in which his manifest failures are transformed into epochal achievements. But in the long view, what do the Obama years...
  • Mr. Trump, Please Don’t Speak with Mahmoud Abbas

    01/19/2017 4:59:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-17-17 | Alan Bauer
    In less than a week, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Many here in Israel are hopeful for a more positive relationship with Washington and greater support for Israel in its dealings with the UN and neighboring states. While I know from the pictures of everyone coming into and out of Trump Tower that there does not seem to be a single person in America who does not want something from the incoming president, I will take the liberty of asking for one more thing: please do not talk to Mahmoud Abbas or representatives of...
  • Jews Gonna Build

    01/19/2017 4:56:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-16-17 | Varda Meyers Epstein
    {Originally posted to the Elder of Ziyon website} How’s this for a stunner? According to the latest Peace Index,* a poll of Israeli attitudes put out by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) and Tel Aviv University (TAU), the majority of Israelis (57%) think Barack Obama has had an unfriendly attitude toward Israel during his tenure. Of course, the IDI and TAU are both bastions of liberal thought, so you can probably assume the actual number of Israelis who think Barry hates us is closer to, oh, a gazillion percent. It’s no surprise that we think Barry O. hates us here...
  • Michelle Obama’s Cult In The Media

    01/19/2017 4:30:59 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Marshalltown Times Republican ^ | JAN 19, 2017 | L. BRENT BOZELL
    Michelle Obama made her last public speech as first lady. The networks lined up with a 21-handkerchief salute. Nothing will ever be the same. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell proclaimed that the speech was “one of hope and empowerment for the young people she has championed for eight years … her unique voice rejecting the racial overtones of 2016.” Obama is a “once-reluctant political wife, fighting an early caricature as an angry black woman.” Now, Mitchell says, she is “a political orator in a class of her own.” (How quickly they forget that she proclaimed herself to be proud to be an...
  • Russia Today Daniel McAdams: John McCain passed dossier to make Trump look bad; now he’s trying to s

    01/18/2017 7:27:42 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 49 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 18 January 2017 | Russia Today
    McCain had a private meeting with FBI Director James Comey to hand him a dossier on Trump in a ploy to make him look bad, claims Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. Now McCain is attempting to disassociate himself from it, he added. US Senator John McCain said last week's leak of an unverified report on Russia having compromising information on Donald Trump was “totally wrong” and that someone must be held responsible for it. RT: John McCain, who passed the unverified information to the FBI himself now claims that those behind its leak must be responsible for it....
  • Why Obamacare’s ‘20 Million’ Number Is Fake

    01/18/2017 12:25:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | By Genevieve Wood
    The Obama administration claims 20 million more Americans today have health care due to Obamacare. The reality is that when you look at the actual net gains over the past two years since the program was fully implemented, the number is 14 million, and of that, 11.8 million (84 percent) were people given the “gift” of Medicaid. And new research shows that even fewer people will be left without insurance after the repeal of Obamacare. Numbers are still being crunched, but between statistics released by the Congressional Budget Office and one of the infamous architects of Obamacare, the Massachusetts Institute...
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards – Construct “Border Adjustment Tax” To Oppose Trump ...

    01/18/2017 11:11:20 AM PST · by onyx · 35 replies
    Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards – Construct “Border Adjustment Tax” To Oppose Trump’s America-First Agenda Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. “America-First” is antithetical to the UniParty.Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, “The UniParty”. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was...
  • Trump's First Week

    01/18/2017 10:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Donald Trump will be busy Friday. He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator. OK, much of that was probably just campaign talk. I'm grateful for that. I hope...
  • Great Once Again

    01/18/2017 9:41:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Governor Matt Bevin
    This week our nation will experience a wonderful American political tradition, as we witness the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President will assume office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan. For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College. The Republican Party now holds 33 Governor’s offices, 32 State Legislatures, and has control of both legislative branches and the Governorship in 24 states. This week’s inauguration is the epitome of America’s rejection of the liberal brand of false hope and negative change....
  • And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins

    01/18/2017 9:18:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    President-elect Donald Trump replaces President Faily McWorsethancarter Friday, but we’re not going to be able to Netflix and chill in the fight for freedom. The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies.The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since...
  • Congress Should Follow Kentucky's Lead: Pass Right To Work, Repeal Prevailing Wage

    01/18/2017 8:12:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 18, 2017 | George Leef
    Kentucky just became the 27th state to enact a Right to Work (RTW) statute – the law that prevents workers from being fired just because they decline to pay dues to a government-certified union. In recent years, the RTW bill had been bottled up in the state House, but after the Democrats lost their majority in last November’s elections, the bill sailed through and was promptly signed by Governor Matt Bevin. At the same time, Kentucky made another good move by repealing its “prevailing wage” statute. Such laws are meant to shield construction unions from competition by preventing bidders for...
  • 'The Most Transparent Administration in History' A campaign promise becomes a punchline.

    01/18/2017 6:45:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | February 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Since 2009, press access to the White House has been notably restricted, whistleblower prosecutions have spiked, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the federal government have reached an all-time high. In 2013, the Committee to Protect Journalists published a scathing report, written by former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr., on the Obama administration's obsession with controlling media coverage and burnishing its image.... The most immediate change was a sudden clampdown on unauthorized comments and interviews. The Obama administration made sure the word got out: The only people who talk to journalists are public affairs officers. In 2014,...
  • Black History (aka Demonize White America) Month

    01/18/2017 6:19:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    As a black conservative Republican, I have been called a traitor to my race. All my life, blacks have maligned me for not relating to fellow human beings through an invisible divisive wall of race. I deal with people as individuals. Good and bad people come in all colors. Here we are, folks, another Black History Month. How awesomely inspiring it would be if powerful black voices in media, education, and politics used the occasion to celebrate blacks who achieved success via self-reliance, education, hard work and right choices? Sadly, every Black History Month, Leftists rip the scab off old...
  • Trump Gores a Sacred Cow, and Liberals Lament

    01/18/2017 5:22:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2017 | Daniel L. Mallock
    The great Broom of Time recently swept away another failed ideology and political movement. On the 20th of January, the dustbin of history will slam shut on the Utopian American Progressive Left. Followers, leaders, and philosophers of this dangerous and failed global movement will not go quietly, however; ideas die hard, and ideologies, movements, and political theories do not simply disappear overnight. Inauguration Day 2017 will mark perhaps the greatest political and cultural shift in American history as the Utopians of the Progressive Left kick and scream, wail and whine as they shuffle off into forced retirement and irrelevance. Perhaps...
  • Would Trump Really Kill Off NATO?

    01/18/2017 4:52:18 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/17/2016 | Staff
    NATO: With just a few days before he becomes president, Donald Trump has set off tremors with scathing criticisms of NATO. Many EU leaders, especially in Germany, are in a near-panic. Is Trump serious? The Times of London stated it succinctly in a not-understated headline: "Trump broadside stuns Europe." The broadside in question was one in which Trump openly called the postwar American military alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, obsolete. He also applauded Britain's move to leave the European Union, and predicted that others would leave too. The response across official Europe was one of alarm. "We Europeans have...
  • The Danger of Delegitimizing Trump

    01/17/2017 9:57:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carl M. Cannon & Caitlin Huey-Burns
    On January 20, 2001, John Lewis did not attend George W. Bush’s inauguration. He didn’t make a big deal about it, but Bush losing the popular vote coupled with the contentious Florida recount left Lewis feeling less than magnanimous. According to contemporaneous press accounts, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon spent Inauguration Day in his Atlanta district. Lewis was hardly the only prominent Democrat who had trouble accepting the new president after the 2000 election was finally decided. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Jesse Jackson trashed the U.S. Supreme Court and questioned Bush’s “legitimacy.” Recognizing the starkness of...
  • The Last Days of the Obama White House (Joy, joy, joy)

    01/17/2017 4:13:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | January 17, 2017 | Ed Klein
    The media love to compare the “thin-skinned” Donald Trump with the cool, insouciant Barack Obama who never lets anything rattle him. But is that really true? You be the judge. While Obama has been smiling through a so-called “victory lap” with 60 Minutes, The New York Times and other liberal outlets, we’ve been talking to a source who portrays a far different picture—an angry, deeply hurt, and depressed Obama, who can’t get over his party’s defeat at the polls, which he takes as a personal rebuke by the American public. This source has visited the Obama White House on numerous...
  • Five (Politically Incorrect) Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

    01/17/2017 3:19:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 17, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Editor’s note: This is from New York Times Bestselling Author Larry Schweikart’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Presidents Part IDid you know that most facts about America’s early presidents aren’t in history books? Political correctness has taken its toll on some of our greatest heroes and portrayed them as evil men. New York Times bestselling author Larry Schweikart sets the record straight in his new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents Part I. As America prepares to inaugurate its 45th president, here are five interesting facts about America’s past inaugurations that aren’t easily found in academia (or...
  • Todd Starnes: Church Won't Mention Trump's Name in Prayers, Fearing Microaggressions

    01/17/2017 1:29:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | January 15, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Parishioners at a California Episcopal church will no longer pray by name for the president of the United States over fears the name "Donald Trump" might trigger microaggressions among sanctified snowflakes. Mike Kinman, the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, broke the news to the congregation in a blog posting that was filled with all sorts of liturgical lunacy.
  • Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age

    01/17/2017 12:30:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | January 16, 2017 | John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco
    SAN JOSE – Around the world, people are demanding change. Recent electoral outcomes – perhaps most notably, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States – have highlighted rising economic uncertainty. In this environment, it is imperative that leaders articulate and deliver on a clear vision for inclusive economic growth, one that accounts not only for tax and trade policy – the focus of many of today’s debates – but also for digitization. Representing $19 trillion in potential economic value over the next decade, digitization has the power to enable countries to kick-start...
  • The campus left needs to stop whining

    01/17/2017 12:19:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    If ignorance is bliss, progressive kids at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among the most blissful when it comes to the ABCs of free speech. The Student Coalition for Progress recently petitioned to have the campus Young Americans for Freedom chapter deemed a hate group and its members subjected to “intensive diversity training.” YAF, for the record, is largely a Reaganite bunch. But apparently spreading love of free markets and other conservative ideas creates “a hostile environment on campus.” Triggering the whiners was a visit from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, who spoke about how “safe spaces” limit free speech —...
  • Democrats wasting time hating Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 11:58:20 AM PST · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 Jan 17 | Wesley Pruden
    Democrats who confuse hating Donald Trump with Mom and apple pie as the all-American recipe to win elections are blowing their chances, such as they are, for the 2018 midterm elections. If you’re a Democrat it’s never too soon to fret and stew about the prospects. But Democrats are having so much fun despising the Donald they’re forgetting duty to party and responsibility to exploit opportunity. The party on the outs nearly always picks up a few seats in the midterms. But sore losers forget the ancient bipartisan admonition that “now is the time for every man to come to...
  • Bias, ignorance and reality

    01/17/2017 11:38:03 AM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | Richard Rahn
    The rains have returned to California, and the six-year drought appears to be largely over. We have heard countless assertions from journalists and politicians, ignorant of the weather history of California and the other western states, that the drought was a result of global warming. In the January edition of Scientific American, there is a well-told story “California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe” by B. Lynn Ingram, a professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkley. She notes: “Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100...
  • Ben Carson as role model

    01/17/2017 11:30:49 AM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his brother lived in Detroit. She told him that only he could decide the type of home he would eventually live in by how much he studied in school and the choices he made for his life. Thus motivated, Dr. Carson said he went from last in his class to first,...
  • A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right

    01/17/2017 9:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 17, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Source of Human Rights Left: governmentRight: the Creator Human NatureLeft: basically good (Therefore, society is primarily responsible for evil.)Right: not basically good (Therefore, the individual is primarily responsible for evil.) Economic GoalLeft: equalityRight: prosperity Primary Role of the StateLeft: increase and protect equalityRight: increase and protect liberty GovernmentLeft: as large as possibleRight: as small as possible Family IdealLeft: any loving unit of peopleRight: a married father and mother, and children Guiding TrinityLeft: race, gender and classRight: liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum Good and EvilLeft: relative to individual and/or societyRight: based on universal absolutes Humanity's Primary Division(s)Left:...
  • The protests and boycotts coming on Friday offer a serious opportunity for conservatives

    01/17/2017 7:58:54 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve been watching the press gleefully covering all of the plans for massive protests and disruptions which are scheduled to take place during Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday with a growing sense of annoyance. Adding fuel to the fire was the unified front being presented by Hollywood and the music industry in their outright rejection of the election results and endless snubs and insults. Yesterday it got to the point where the audience would not only miss out on seeing Bruce Springsteen perform for the next president, but a Springsteen tribute band even cancelled their appearance at a New Jersey...
  • Dear Liberals: Here Is Some Magnanimous Advice

    01/17/2017 6:19:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 17, 2017 | Christopher Chantrill
    At the end of this week, liberals, your worst nightmare will be inaugurated as President of the United States, and the bust of Winston Churchill will be restored to the White House. So let us all honor the spirit of Churchill. For liberals everywhere from CNN to UC Davis it is: in defeat, defiance. But we conservatives must also honor Churchill: in victory, magnanimity. So in the spirit of Churchillian magnanimity, I am going to tell you liberals where you went wrong. I am going to help you liberals think about the bigger picture: how your whole worldview stinks, and...
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • The Left Is Thoroughly Bamboozled

    01/17/2017 5:28:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    As Inauguration Day approaches, the leftist media, the Democrats, and the moonbats that make up the nation's academic class are well and truly melting, as surely as the wicked witch of the Wizard of Oz melted when Dorothy tossed some water on her. So thoroughly, deeply convinced of their own superiority in all things political, legal, cultural, gender, and all branches of learning that they have created their own parallel universe in which Trump could not possibly have won, everyone loves Obama and Obamacare, the economy is booming, unemployment is low, humans are destroying the planet with global warming, global...
  • Poll of cops shows the ‘Ferguson effect’ is all too real

    01/17/2017 2:47:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    <p>The nonpartisan Pew poll just confirmed the existence of the so-called “Ferguson effect”: 86 percent of cops polled say all the national controversy over police killings of civilians has made their jobs tougher.</p> <p>The St. Louis police chief coined the term after the shooting of Michael Brown, to describe the tendency of officers to back off from proactive policing in the wake of widespread protests. The Manhattan Institute’s Heather MacDonald and others point to the Ferguson effect to help explain the rise in violent crime in many US cities.</p>

    01/14/2017 1:01:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    It would be easy to see the Trump-Obama transition as a mess for the president-elect. He continues to face criticism for his extraordinary breach of traditional financial disclosure norms, not only failing to release his taxes but making only the cursory moves toward separating himself from his businesses. Trump has had to contend with an imbroglio over an unconfirmed dossier assembled by his political opponents. His poll numbers are low for a president-elect, with only a minority Americans thinking his transition is going well. The mainstream media is shocked, shocked that many of Trump’s cabinet nominees oppose some of his...