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  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • A Minority View

    07/01/2015 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Heroes, Villains

    07/01/2015 7:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | John Stosse
    Have you seen the new Jurassic Park movie, "Jurassic World?" It had the biggest opening of any movie in history. The movie tells how a reckless biotech company releases dinosaurs that kill its customers. Its tale of heroes vs. villains made me think about how America has changed since our independence, the anniversary of which we celebrate this weekend. We call the men who fought the British "heroes." But we no longer consider the British "villains." We don't even seem to hate monarchs anymore. Disney princesses and royal babies are all the rage. Hollywood needs heroes and villains, and over...
  • Fox News anchor: I didn't know it was criminal to be a Christian

    07/01/2015 6:03:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Gretchen Carlson
    Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Gretchen Carlson's new book, "Getting Real."It was while doing "Fox & Friends" that I got a reputation for being a culture warrior. Bill O'Reilly started inviting me to come on "The O'Reilly Factor" for a regular culture warrior segment. I really cared about this stuff. Fox was the first place I'd worked where it was okay to talk openly about your faith on the air. Of course, I understand that when you're doing news reporting and anchoring, it's not appropriate. But at Fox I had a different kind of forum, so I...
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • Progressive Mass Hysteria (VDH)

    07/01/2015 4:01:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Thucydides uses the frightening story to warn of the wild — and often dangerous — swings in public opinion innate to democratic culture. The historian seems at times obsessed with these explosions of Athenian popular passions, offering an even longer and more hair-raising account of popular mood swings over invading Sicily. We forget sometimes that the Athenian democracy that gave us Sophocles and Pericles also, in a fit of unhinged outrage, executed Socrates by a majority vote of one of its popular courts. American democracy has become increasingly Athenian, as it periodically whips itself up into outbursts of frantic indignation....
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes King’s observations on the injustice...
  • President’s Failed Leadership on Iran "time to bone up on principle of strong American leadership"

    07/01/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Mr. President, it’s time for you to bone up on the principle of strong American leadership. Such a course of study would convince you to prioritize our safety over your own legacy. It would compel you to step away from this bad deal, and America would be better for it.Today marks another deadline for President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration’s pattern of retreat. As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our...
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • Republicans lose sight of reality

    06/30/2015 4:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | Richard cohen
    If you’re old enough to recall how the landslide election of Lyndon Johnson over the hapless Barry Goldwater spelled the end of the Republican Party, or how Ronald Reagan’s election amounted to a revolution that put the Democratic party on the mat until — more or less — the end of time, then you will understand my caution in saying that while the Republican Party may well survive its recent difficulty, Republicanism itself is dead. I think. The recent difficulties consist of taking the wrong side in the great health care debate, not only opposing what came to be called...
  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • Campus Reform Video: Hillary's Houses Shock Millennials

    06/30/2015 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, obviously I can't play video here. We can link to it at RushLimbaugh.com, which we will. I could play the audio, but the audio alone is not good enough because it will not supply you the pictures. I, as a highly trained broadcast specialist, can do a better job conveying this video, describing it to you, than just playing the audio. Our buddies at Campus Reform shot it. I don't know where this is. It looks like it's in a park across from the White House, but I don't really know where it took place. It doesn't matter...
  • He Was With His Fiancée When A Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare. He Told Her ‘I Love You, Just Go’

    06/30/2015 4:08:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 106 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | june 29, 2015 | prudence hill
    If it had not been for the bravery of her fiancé, Saera Wilson may have been one of the more than 70 victims of an attack on a hotel in Tunisia. As the Daily Mail reports, 37 people were killed and 36 wounded when extremists attacked a resort area in Sousse, opening fire at a beach near the Bellevue Hotel. Wilson was on vacation with her fiancé, Matthew James, and the two were sunbathing when the shooting began. Wilson says that James put his body between her and the gunmen, shielding her from harm while taking three bullets in the stomach. Even while injured...
  • California: Running On Empty

    06/30/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    VictorDavisHanson.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Domestic and agricultural wells are going dry all over Central California, especially in the corridors south of Fresno to the Grapevine, along the Sierra Nevada foothills, and out west of the 99 Freeway — anywhere there is not a deep aquifer. I have never seen anything quite like this water madness in 60 years, as families scrimp and borrow to drill, or simply move to town to take advantage of municipal wells. I have developed a habit as I drive to work to Stanford of counting the abandoned homes I see west of Highway 41 (sort of like counting those...
  • You've been warned, America, gay marriage is just the beginning

    06/30/2015 4:04:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/15 | Cal Thomas
    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” What Winston Churchill said in 1942 following a British military victory in North Africa might also be said about Friday’s narrow 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court legalizing marriage between people of the same sex. That the majority threw a bone to religious people, their churches and institutions, saying they could continue to preach and teach that homosexual marriage is wrong, will almost certainly be challenged by gay activists and secularists whose goal is to drive...
  • A History Lesson for Governor Christie

    06/30/2015 3:29:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, announced that he's running for president today. I think that gets us up to 16 announced Republicans. He gave a, eh, fairly average 20-, 25-minute long stem-winder. We have just a couple of sound bites I want to play for you. He was in Livingston, New Jersey, at Livingston High School. He said he traveled around the country and he keeps hearing all these people telling him that Americans are angry. But he said he's traveled around the country and he hasn't found anybody angry. He hasn't found anybody mad. He's found...
  • David Stockman Shock Blog: The Real Unemployment Rate Is 42.9%

    06/30/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, the unemployment rate, what is the latest reported unemployment, 5.5%, is that what it is, 5.3, 5.6? It's in that neighborhood, right? I don't know what the exact number is. Not that this matters to anything anymore. I mean, the truth is increasingly irrelevant. The truth is increasingly meaningless. In fact, there isn't any truth in way too much of the country. There is certainly no objective truth. Anyway, I have had, as you know if you listen regularly, I've had a lot of doubt about the accuracy of an unemployment rate of 5.5% when, at...
  • The Untold Story Of Obamacare In Tennessee

    06/30/2015 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Rep. Diane Black
    Tomorrow President Obama will travel to my home state of Tennessee to tout the supposed successes of his signature healthcare law. The trip marks the president’s third visit to the Volunteer State in less than a year so it seems that we can agree on at least one thing: Tennessee is a great place to visit, and an even better place to call home. The president and I have profound disagreements, however, on the subject of his visit. I’ve been a nurse for more than 40 years, but you don’t need a background in healthcare to understand that if Obamacare...
  • The Next Obamacare Battle Nobody is Talking About

    06/30/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Alex Vargo
    Last week, the Supreme Court sided 6-3 with the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, ruling the law was written with the intent to provide subsidies through federal exchanges. To put it lightly, conservatives are less than thrilled. But in our disappointment, let’s not forget that the subsidies are just one problematic element of many found in the 20,000-page law. While Congress may not be able to undo the Court’s recent ruling, that doesn’t mean they can’t address another serious issue with the Affordable Care Act: the employer mandate that defines a full-time workweek as 30 hours. The...
  • Does Pope Francis Know About Peter's Sword?

    06/30/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nantz
    Pope Francis says that it’s hypocritical to be a Christian and manufacture or invest in the manufacture of weapons.The Church of Rome, whose magnificent center, the renowned St. Peter’s Basilica, located within the city built on seven hills, has never shied from controversy. The Church’s teachings find their moorings in tradition, intellect, and parenthetically at best in some Biblical doctrine. Pope Francis himself has engaged in the deeply controversial in a recent encyclical, playing patsy for the socialist climate change apparatus. If, as Pope Francis says, it is hypocritical for a Christian to manufacture or invest in the weapons industry,...
  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 10:09:12 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Jun 29, 2015 9:57 AM | Garland S. Tucker III
    Americans love the 4th of July—and for good reason. Writing to his wife in July 1776, John Adams hailed the Fourth as “the day of deliverance” and predicted that it would be “celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.” He correctly foresaw these annual celebrations “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” On the first anniversary in 1777, the celebrations started, and they have continued ever since. The year 2015 will be no exception. But as Americans...
  • Alexander, Murray Bill Tightens the Screws of Mandated Assessments

    06/30/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jane Robbins
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Heidi Huber, founder of Operation Opt Out Ohio.Parents across the nation are in open revolt against the testing mania that has seized public schools under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Common Core national standards. In some states, thousands of students — 200,000 in New York alone — are refusing the “mandatory” assessments. One would think the Washington politicos who are writing the NCLB reauthorization bill would take note of this widespread rebellion and would ease — or better still, eliminate — the federal testing requirements. But unlike the repentant thief who...
  • Hey politicians: California is more than just a money bag for your 2016 campaign

    06/30/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By TED RALL
    California has become the place where politicians go to rich people's homes to talk about the lives of less-fortunate people they rarely meet. What's notable is the fact that California, despite its huge number of electoral votes, is no longer in play politically in general elections. The state is widely considered to be a shoo-in for Democratic presidential candidates. But contenders from both parties continue to visit to raise money, which they spend on advertising and other campaign costs in battleground states. That’s why visits by presidential contenders to the Golden State tend to be private affairs rather than public...
  • So You Think That Rainbow Makes You Look Cool? (contains profanity)

    06/30/2015 8:50:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    christophercantwell.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Christopher Cantwell
    I have an important public service announcement for everyone who changed their Facebook and other profile photos to a rainbow recently. Absent some massive desire for more color in your life, you probably did this to celebrate the United States Supreme Court magically creating a constitutional "right" to a marriage license for gay people. Didn't you? I suppose you think this makes you quite tolerant, and forward thinking, but it doesn't. I imagine you think you're advancing freedom, but you're not. You probably feel really good about yourself for helping gay people gain acceptance in society, but that's not even...
  • The Most Radical Decision Ever?

    06/30/2015 7:56:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Our American Constitution ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rob Natelson
    A complete commentary on the same sex marriage case would take far more than a single short article. Accordingly, I offer only some discrete thoughts:* A big expansion of federal power. Many libertarians believe the courts should use the Fourteenth Amendment to protect rights unenumerated in the Constitution, and some urged the Court to declare that civil marriage was among those rights. They need to be careful what they ask for. What they have just “won” is a major expansion of federal power.The case removes limitations on Substantive Due Process, the principal way judges create “rights” unmentioned by the Constitution....
  • Supremes: Romance Trumps Process

    06/30/2015 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to "put a human face on discrimination." The long line of couples eager to tie the knot appealed to the public's romantic side. When two people are in love and want to commit to each other for the rest of their lives, activists asked, how can the government say no? That sentiment permeates Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. "In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were," wrote...
  • Conservatives Love Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

    06/30/2015 6:02:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    the Daily Beast ^ | June 30, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Scott Walker’s call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling has saved his reputation with the conservative right. Scott Walker has his groove back with social conservatives and he has the Supreme Court to thank. After the court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, Walker released a statement calling for a Constitutional ban on gay marriage. And social conservatives loved it, and it came at a moment when he needed all the love he could get. Back in May, the Wisconsin governor traveled to Washington to...
  • Quo Vadis, America?

    06/30/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter." But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, as the right of gays and lesbians to marry is right there in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified in 1868. We just didn't see it. Tony Kennedy spotted what no previous court had detected. The absurdity of the decision aside,...
  • Supreme Court Lets Obama Administration Say Words Don't Mean What They Say

    06/30/2015 5:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Michael Barone
    For most people, words mean what they say. But not necessarily for a majority of Supreme Court justices in two important decisions handed down Thursday. In the most prominent, King v. Burwell, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a 6-3 majority, ruled that the words "established by the state" mean "established by the state or the federal government." In a second decision, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for a 5-4 majority, ruled that the omission in the 1968 Fair Housing Act of words banning acts that have a disparate...
  • Deep Thoughts On Flag Banning

    06/30/2015 4:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mike Adams
    It’s not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina. Many of my students and readers have asked for my take, so here it is. I will start with an empirical prediction of what I think will happen. I’ll follow that with my opinion about why I think it will be bad for the country. First, there will be the successful effort to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol. The move will spread to other states like Mississippi...
  • Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, Michael Jackson and the upcoming Iran deal

    06/30/2015 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | LISA DAFTARI
    Since the interim deal was announced in April, the government in Tehran has proven to the world what its people were trying to convey in 2009: they cannot be trusted. Six years ago today, round-the-clock coverage of Iran’s Green Revolution suffered a fate all too common in today’s media world – it came to a complete halt, in this case upon breaking news that Michael Jackson had died. Up until those moments, the people of Iran, taking it upon themselves to become brave citizen journalists in a censored and suffocated political environment, posted updates and vivid videos on social media...
  • Forget A Federal Marriage Amendment and Go For Religious Freedom Acts In All 50 States

    06/30/2015 4:37:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Hawkins
    “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas.” – Justice Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court decision that forced gay marriage on the country The dilemma Christians and conservatives face after the Supreme Court's made-up-from-whole-cloth-instead-of-the-Constitution ruling on gay marriage is...
  • Rachel Dolezal's Real Life Story vs. Obama's Real Life Story

    06/30/2015 4:35:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | JunJune 29, 2015e 29, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Will the old-line establishment media tackle a bigger identity mystery? ​​In June, a reporter from KXLY in Spokane, Washington, asked Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, if she was an African American, as she claimed. Dolezal said she didn’t understand and walked away, but national media jumped on the story. Then Dolezal’s parents came forward with the truth. Their daughter Rachel was in fact a person of no color, a white woman. In short order, Rachel Dolezal stepped down from her presidential NAACP post but her case raises questions...
  • Churches and their Schools Next Target of the Left

    06/30/2015 2:56:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/30/15 | James Longstreet
    Federal involvement seems to be the exploited niche of the motivated Left. For it is the tax code and the special tax treatments carved into the most complicated compilation in the Western World that affords the activists their openings. The gay marriage issue was essentially an equal treatment issue regarding Social Security benefits of surviving spouses, estate taxes, and joint tax returns. All the emotional scenery was fluff. It was about money and how the federal government, based on marital status, taxes some people one way and others another. Next apparently on the docket are the churches. The same thread...
  • EPA Gets Another Much-Needed Smackdown From The Courts

    06/30/2015 2:54:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/29/2015 | Staff
    nvironment: The rogue agency known as EPA has been slapped back by the Supreme Court for failing to consider the cost of a massive new regulation. What else is new?
  • 'Cash Strapped' VA Forgot It Had $43.1 Million Stashed Away

    06/30/2015 2:51:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/29/2015 | John Merline
    When not pleading poverty, the Department of Veterans Affairs can be awfully careless with its money.
  • David Limbaugh: Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    06/29/2015 4:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage. I couldn't be more opposed to socialized medicine, which I believe is the endgame of Obamacare, and I am opposed to the societal sanctioning of same-sex marriage, but those are not my greatest concerns with these two rulings. In both cases, the court flouted the Constitution, the rule of law, the English language and the truth itself. People who appreciate the unique American system of government and those who value truth itself should...
  • Walter Williams: Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

    06/29/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • What Anthony Kennedy and His Four Cronies Have Unleashed

    06/29/2015 12:46:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015q | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There wouldn't be social issues if there weren't angst and misery and unhappiness. And make no mistake: That's what's driving all this, folks. You may think this is all political, but it's angst and misery. It's unhappiness. It's people seeking a mysterious... You can read it in Kennedy Supreme Court ruling. You know that Supreme Court decision that Kennedy wrote is basically all about self-esteem and dignity. That's why Scalia openly wrote, he would be embarrassed to sign his name to a majority opinion such as that written by Anthony Kennedy on the gay marriage business. Esteem and dignity...
  • Why Polygamy Is Inevitable

    06/29/2015 12:32:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I checked the e-mail during the break, and I can tell you I need to further explain why I think the court decision leads to polygamy. And, by the way, I could easily do that by simply reading to you some blog posts that I printed out from people that are already gonna agitate for it, that they want it, and they think they know that this opens the door for it. Look, folks, you can think all you want, but there's no legal basis to stop it now. There is no intellectually honest way to distinguish the...
  • Ann Coulter has fallen from grace — and the reason why is terrifying

    06/29/2015 12:28:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    ... [Ann Coulter] was riding high, perhaps the most famous polemicist of her day, the scourge of liberals everywhere and the fantasy of young conservative men's dreams. And then suddenly, she was nowhere. After having been relegated to a "debate" with her friend Mickey Kaus the year before, she was excluded from CPAC in 2015 where she'd been featured for 17 years. It seems that conservative organizations have been trying to have her dropped for a while but friends in high places had intervened. But the planners had had enough. She was very bitter about it, telling the Washington Examiner,...
  • The Prospect of Normalcy Makes Gay Activists Sad

    06/29/2015 12:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to throw something out. I'm not gonna have to time to analyze this, but I did reference it. Already on Sunday in the New York Times and even on Saturday there were stories about, "Oh, no! You know, now that we've won, gosh, it doesn't feel that good. Wow, you know what? I just don't like not being a member of the oppressed. I don't like it. I don't like not being an activist." I've got some audio sound bite. Jodi Kantor is a New York Times writer, and during a discussion about the decision with Gayle...
  • Republicans Cannot Win Without Voters Who Care About the "Social Issues"

    06/29/2015 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, folks, there's all kinds of news out there that has nothing to do with Supreme Court decisions last week. There's plenty of it, and it involves electoral politics, Hillary Clinton, Algore, some other stuff out there as well. However, I do want to spend just a little bit of time here kind of... I don't know that it's closing the loop on everything. It's just that I've had an entire weekend now to actually dig into this and figure out what actually happened and, as best I can, determine how and why it happened. These things are of...
  • Even Nathan Bedford Forrest could change: guest opinion

    06/29/2015 9:36:07 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Alabama ^ | June 29, 2015 | By John W. Davis
    On an incredibly hot day, a cool decision was made by the Governor of Alabama. He took down the Confederate flags flown on our capital grounds in Montgomery. This is a good thing. It is good because now our capital, and so symbolically our State, is more welcoming than before. The Governor took a stand for all the people of Alabama. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most of the soldiers of days gone by knew about as much about grand politics as soldiers of today. They would be content, I'm certain,to have their time and flag memorialized in a museum, not as a prop...
  • 'Cash strapped' VA forgot it had $43.1 Million stashed away

    06/29/2015 8:47:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/29/2015 | John Merline
    When not pleading poverty, the Department of Veterans Affairs can be awfully careless with its money.The latest example: In 2011, the VA set $43.1 million aside to produce brochures informing veterans about their benefits, then forgot about it. The money went unspent for three years and now might be lost for good.
  • Repairing the ObamaCare Wreckage

    06/29/2015 8:22:57 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2015 | By Scott W. Atlas
    Despite the Supreme Court decision to uphold the subsidies for private insurance in King v. Burwell, the fundamental problems with the Affordable Care Act remain. Ironically, it is the growing government centralization of health insurance at the expense of private insurance that must be addressed. The 107 million people on Medicaid or Medicare in 2013 will increase to 135 million by 2018, a growth rate tripling that of private insurance, according to projections by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. At the same time, private health-care insurance premiums are expected to skyrocket in 2016, many by more than 30%....
  • Time For A Principled Policy On Iran

    06/29/2015 8:04:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Almost 30 years ago, when the US was negotiating with the Soviet Union about intermediate-range nuclear weapons, President Ronald Reagan was told that the Russians like to talk in proverbs. A writer on Russia taught him the proverb “doveryain no proveryai,” which means trust but verify. It was a phrase Reagan would use many times in his dealings with Mikhail Gorbachev – and one that seems particular wise now. As I’m writing this, the US and five other nations (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) are engaged in nuclear talks with another adversary, Iran (towards a...
  • Unpaid Internships Are Worth it: Suck it Up Millennials

    06/29/2015 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter – a young, female Millennial – recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free. It was hard not to laugh at her over-the-top, entitled millennial reaction published in USA Today: “Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn't real.” Poor baby. Millennials are in a tough position right now. They are hard pressed to find work, with 14% of them unemployed, others barely able to make it on a...