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  • Russians Have a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

    07/22/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    New Republic ^ | 7/20/2014 | Julia Ioffe
    Did you know Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam? Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason, on July 17, MH17 moved off the standard flight path that it had taken every time before, and moved north, toward rebel-held areas outside Donetsk? Or that the dispatchers summoned the plane lower just before the crash? Or that the plane had been recently reinsured? Or that the Ukrainian army has air defense systems in the area? Or that it was the result of the Ukrainian military mistaking MH17 for Putinís presidential plane, which...
  • Do Blacks Need Favors?

    07/22/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the actís legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, ďIíll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.Ē I donít know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but hereís my question: Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies? What might a ďyesĒ answer to that question assume and imply about blacks? Likewise, what would a ďnoĒ answer assume and imply?...
  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a stateís past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udallís way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall canít overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • Are the Gazans Who Voted for Hamas Ever Responsible for their Actions?

    07/22/2014 6:03:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Are the Gazans Who Voted for Hamas Ever Responsible for their Actions?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 21, 2014 @ 8:14 pm In The Point | 13 Comments Hamas didn’t just take power. It won an election. There was never any doubt then or before what its favorite tactics involved.The media acts as if the Muslims in Gaza are in a category apart from Hamas, but they’re no more separate than the Japanese were from their government or the Germans were from their government. Less so since Hamas did win an election.That’s the question that Thane Rosenbaum raises. The...
  • Immigration ĎReformí: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class

    07/22/2014 5:34:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration ‚ÄėReform‚Äô: Engineered Destruction of the Middle ClassPosted By Michael Cutler On July 22, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Periodically so-called ¬ďbuzz words¬Ē and ¬ďbuzz phrases¬Ē become fashionable.¬† Of late, the concept of ¬ďwage equality¬Ē has been bandied about by members of the administration, politicians and some media personalities.In point of fact, on July 15, 2014, the publication ¬ďMail Online¬Ē published a report with a self- explanatory title:¬† ‚ÄúAmerica‚Äôs 1 percenters are even richer than we thought: Richest actually control 37 percent of U.S. Wealth‚ÄĚIt has been said that ¬ďbeauty is in the eye of...
  • Texas to Take Action on Obamaís Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Texas to Take Action on Obama‚Äôs Border CrisisPosted By Arnold Ahlert On July 22, 2014 @ 12:53 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Texas Governor Rick Perry¬†announced¬†Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. ¬ďOver the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,¬Ē said Perry, who added that he will ¬ďnot stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.‚ÄĚUnder assault might be...
  • Moral Equivalence Is Usually Moral Negligence

    07/22/2014 4:16:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful -- and sometimes harmful. Throughout my life, there has been an increasing trend to attach moral equivalence to all kinds of disputes and conflicts, such as Israel vs. Hamas, which is the subject of a future column. I assume this is mostly an outgrowth of our culture's descent into moral relativism, but it's also a product of our intellectual laziness. We see it everywhere. It is a common practice in describing marriages gone...
  • Obama Dragged Down by Chaos at Home and Abroad, not by the Economy

    07/22/2014 4:08:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force participation remains low. The fact is that the economy is growing, however slowly; jobs are being created, and the unemployment rate is heading down toward what economists consider full employment. And still the president's job rating languishes. What's wrong with the question is an assumption embedded within it, that what voters seek...
  • What America Needs Now

    07/22/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before. If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human...
  • At Last ó Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard

    07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | William Murchison Ė
    So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of...
  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/22/2014 3:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim - even before an investigation - that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council - just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event,...
  • ObamaCareīs Shrinking Geography

    07/22/2014 3:39:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/21/2014 | IBD Staff
    Reform: Probably hoping no one would notice, regulators late last week exempted from ObamaCare five U.S. territories where it was failing. Will they do the same once itīs obvious ObamaCare is failing everywhere else? When the geniuses in Congress and the White House were writing the ObamaCare legislation, they made a slight mistake. The law imposed ObamaCareīs guaranteed issue and community rating insurance mandates on the five territories ó which have a combined population of more than 4 million ó but it exempted them from the individual mandate and didnīt offer any subsidies. Not surprisingly, the insurance markets quickly collapsed...
  • Diversity for Thee, but Not for Me

    07/22/2014 3:35:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/22/2014 | Jim Yardley
    The Progressive mantra of ďdiversity is our strengthĒ is one of the most honored catchphrases of the left. Like all slogans, it is a test to see if common folk are ďgun-toting, Bible-clingingĒ Neanderthals or are they part of the enlightened, educated elites to whom the rest of us must surrender our individual beliefs, opinions, and thoughts. But as with all that the Progressives say, the meaning of the words being used is warped and misrepresented. For example, think about what Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz is saying in the following: Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need...
  • Obama and Putinís Savage World Order

    07/21/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | July 21 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Whether itís Obama sneering ďSue meĒ to critics of his abuses of power or Putin shrugging at yet another atrocity, we are no longer in the civilized urbane precincts of law and government. What both men have in common is a hard left background which has taught them that the only defining principle in politics is Leninís ďKto-KovoĒ. Kto-Kovo or Who-Whom reduced all interactions to warfare. The Bolsheviks ushered in the end of rules, decency or honor. All that mattered was who would be able to destroy whom. It didnít matter whether you had justice on your side, but what...
  • Putin Revealed

    07/21/2014 2:15:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    No amount of Kremlin propaganda can hide the fact that Putin has poured gasoline on a raging fire in Eastern Ukraine. Once seen as a smooth and effective administrator, Putin now stands exposed as a clueless bungler. And that brings us to Obamaís so-called ďresetĒ policy with Russia, perhaps the single most odious and disastrous foreign policy since Chamberlainís appeasement of Hitler. Obamaís weakness and appeasement on Russia encouraged Putin to believe he was nearly omnipotent in post-Soviet space and could do as he pleased. Last week, it cost nearly 300 innocent lives. Yet Obama didnít apologize or even acknowledge...
  • Why The Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17

    07/21/2014 1:32:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tom Nichols
    <p>Putin, Iím sure, was briefed ahead of time and told that such an accident could never happen.</p> <p>No, Mr. President, we will sweep any Ukrainian military jets from the sky. Yes, Mr. President, we will control their airspace, and paralyze them, until they accept partition, as we did with Crimea. No, Mr. President, we are professionals and there is no chance of error or detection. We have trained to fight Americans, this will be a piece of cake.</p>
  • Sowell: Bordering on Madness (Good Read)

    07/21/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 22, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that ó regardless of whatever particular issue sets off these clashes ó many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing...
  • Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza

    07/21/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-21-14 | Charles Krauthammer
    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking. "Here's the difference between us," explains Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles." Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Yet we routinely hear this Israel-Gaza fighting described as a morally equivalent "cycle of violence." This is absurd. What possible interest can Israel have in cross-border fighting?...
  • Democrats losing moral clarity on Israel

    07/21/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7-21-14 | Jeff Jacoby
    The Pew Research Center last week released a new survey of American attitudes in the Middle East. The results werenít surprising. In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, 51 percent of Americans say they sympathize more with Israel. Only 14 percent feel greater affinity for the Palestinians. Pewís findings demonstrate the strength of pro-Israel feeling in the United States. The poll was conducted amid the current fighting with Hamas, but the bottom line hardly changed from Pewís last survey in April, when it reported that in the 36 years it has been sampling public opinion, ďsympathy toward Israel has...
  • Media Anti-Semitism on the March-In solidarity with academia and the political world.

    07/21/2014 11:51:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7.19.14 | Ben Stein
    July 18, 2014 Well, this has been a depressing day. The smoke here in Sandpoint is like soup. A short walk through the city beach left my lungs on fire. Apparently the forest fire in Washington state blowing our way is one of the biggest forest fires in decades. Close to 200,000 acres burned so far. At times, the breeze blows away the smoke but then it comes back and itís oppressive. The fire is zero percent contained. Smokey, gritty Sandpoint isnít the Sandpoint we know and love. But I love it anyway. I slept late, as always when I...
  • Itís Another ďDeath to the JewsĒ Weekend

    07/21/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust. Shiites and Sunnis temporarily put aside their blood feuds and entire families of Syrian Alawites and Turkish Sunnis stand in London or Berlin screaming ďDeath to the JewsĒ. Joining them are elderly Trotskyists and aging Stalinists, normally as mutually hostile as Shiites and Sunnis, who put aside their differences to feebly wave cardboard signs about...
  • Ron Paul is Putin's New Best Friend

    07/21/2014 11:32:01 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Lucia Graves
    It used to be that blaming America for crisis abroad was largely the province of liberals. That folk wisdom appears to be changingójust ask Ron Paul. In the days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the former House member has been quick to attack the West and President Obama for pointing any fingers in the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • Sebastian Gorka: Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

    07/20/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Robert Wilde
    When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000. In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. This is the sad news that Breitbartís National Security Editor and one of the worldís leading experts on asymmetric warfare, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, brought to Breitbart News Saturday,...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putinís brutality should not come as any surprise

    07/21/2014 11:02:08 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    heraldsun.com.au ^ | July 22, 2014 | ALAN HOWE
    AMONG the daft things uttered by George W Bush while he was president of the United States ó and there were plenty ó his 2001 assessment of Russiaís then new leader, Vladimir Putin, was the dumbest. Mastering that familiar expression of simian incomprehension, Bush said that he ďliked the look of the manĒ. ďI found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy, and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul.Ē Bush said he saw in Putin a man committed to his country and its best interests. But before him that day...
  • No Taxing Our Way Out of Looming Health Spending Crisis

    07/21/2014 10:55:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mallory Carr
    The fiscal train wreck that Obamacare and other health care entitlements will inevitably cause is quickly approachingóand no amount of tax increases can save us from the crash. Although the ďEat the RichĒ and ďTax the one percentĒ way of thinking is currently in vogue, these catchy sound-bites remain nothing more than pithy slogans. Not only can the ďrichĒ not pay it off, but if Congress does not act, the rich, the middle class, and the poor together will not be able to cover the tab. Making matters worse, taxes are scheduled to increase significantly on earners in all income...
  • Remember the Space Race?

    07/21/2014 10:14:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | George Mano
    July 20, 2014, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans had ever set foot on another part of the universe. Besides being a tremendous scientific achievement, it was also an important political statement, a battle victory for the US and the West over the Soviet Union and the Communists in the Cold War, a battle known as the Space Race. During World War II the technological leaders in rocket science were the Germans. After the war, with the Cold War underway, the US and the USSR each tried to...
  • Speaking of Gaza: The Left Hates Hitler...and His Victims

    07/21/2014 10:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Please explain how the national and international Left accomplished this bipolar feat: The two most hated national identities in the world are Hitler's Germany, and the tiny, beleaguered state the international community birthed in 1948 to harbor the survivors and refugees from Hitler's campaign. Tell us, Leftists. Can history's worst villains really be the Uber Predator and the determined, watchful. prospering remnant of the Predator's victims? I used to think populists who criticize the existence of public education were a little wacky. But here's the thing--the difference in world views and values among citizens is becoming sharper. And harsher. Bitter...
  • Judge Jeanine: Mr. President you can't have it both ways (video)

    07/21/2014 10:02:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-20-2014 | Judge Jeanine
    Time for the President to step up on the world stage - 7:23
  • Hillary HumorÖor Hillary Horror

    07/21/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I havenít paid much attention to Hillary Clinton. Looking through my archives, I found a few posts criticizing her statist inclinations on issues such as taxation, geography, economics, the War on Drugs, class warfare, and financial privacy. Compared to other major political figures, thatís a pretty meager list. Moreover, to the best of my recollection, other than a few cartoons
  • All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

    07/21/2014 9:44:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 20, 2014 | Noah Pollak
    Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry, and use of human shields. It appears the Times is silently but happily complying with a Hamas demand that the only pictures from Gaza are of civilians and never of fighters. The most influential news organization in the world is thus manufacturing an utterly false portrait of the battleóprecisely the portrait that Hamas finds most helpful: embattled, victimized Gaza civilians under attack by a cruel Israeli military. A review of the Times's...
  • Impeach Eric Holder Now

    07/21/2014 9:08:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    I n a recent interview with ABC News, Attorney General Eric Holder spewed more racist nonsense. He claimed that some of his critics and the President's critics were motivated by "racial animus." According to Holder, "Thereís a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, thatís directed at me [and] directed at the president. You know, people talking about taking their country back. Ö Thereís a certain racial component to this for some people." Using the race card is the last refuge for liberals who do not want to be held accountable for their poor performance. Holder is a specialist...
  • Governments are Racing to Make the Internet a Gun-Free Zone

    07/21/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Despite the fact that I consider the prevailing majority of Facebook posts to be the single largest culprit of wasted broadband, I do hold a certain amount of awe for the internet. Shortly after Al Gore invented the technology, the instantaneous exchange of information became a global phenomenon. (Although, those early dial ups can hardly be considered ďinstantaneous.Ē) The internet might be, in most cases, the last beacon of relative freedom. Ideas can be spread, information disseminated, and cute kitten pictures sharedÖ All with a simple click of a wireless mouse. While there is an amazing amount of debauchery...
  • A Question for Israelís Critics

    07/21/2014 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In light of the murderous actions and intentions of Hamas, what would you like Israel to do? I wholeheartedly concur that the death of even one unarmed civilian is tragic, let alone the death of scores or of hundreds. And I affirm without hesitation that Arab blood is as precious as Jewish blood. That being said, since Hamas is sworn to Israelís destruction, since Hamas initiated the recent hostilities, since Hamas rejected cease fire offers, since Hamas is using civilians, including women and children, as human shields, and since Hamas is actively attempting to infiltrate Israel and murder, kidnap, and...
  • Shadowy Political Organizations Making Money Off Conservative Candidates

    07/21/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    Youíve seen the ads, luring you to a website if you support Col. Allen West or another conservative running for office. Theyíre flashy and loud and all over the Internet. But where is the money going? Many political activists find themselves frustrated at putting in long hours working unpaid on campaigns, while a few consultants at the top of the food chain are raking in disproportionately big bucks. The Center for Public Integrity, which has been investigating the spending habits of 300 super PACs and hybrid PACs, concluded, ďMany of these committees operated as piggy banks for golf expenses and...
  • Send the Invading Illegals to DC, Manhattan & Beverly Hills

    07/21/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The illegal immigrant situation at our southern border is more than just a national crisis. Itís part of the greatest conspiracy in world historyóa purposeful attempt to create catastrophe, overwhelm the system, and force the American people to make a dreadfully wrong decision under duress. Obama wants our good-hearted Christian nation to see women, children, and families begging for help, begging to live the ďAmerican Dream.Ē He wants immigrants to be in the worst possible shape after a long journey from Central Americaóstarving, injured, diseasedóin such terrible shape our hearts break and we agree to take them all in....
  • Does The Constitution Contain Stem Cells?

    07/21/2014 7:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Bob Morrison coauthored this column. Our esteemed Family Research Council (FRC) colleague, Dr. David Prentice has lectured around the world on the wonders of ethical stem cell research. Dr. Prentice has catalogued the more than 70 treatments that bring needed relief to more than 60,000 persons a year. The great thing about Adult Stem Cells is that they are most often taken from the patientís own body, thus overcoming the problem of rejection by the patientís immune system. Dr. Prenticeís pioneering efforts got us thinking: Does the Body Politic also have mechanisms within our ancient Constitution designed to...
  • Democrats trying to sue, investigate their way to power

    07/21/2014 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Herman Cain
    A righteous rant by guest host Erick Erickson.While I was traveling today, my friend Erick Erickson of RedState guest-hosted my show, which meant I had the unusual pleasure of being a listener to the Herman Cain Show.And boy, was it a pleasure!Erick really gave us a stunning look at a widespread practice of Democrats to gain political power across the country, which is to simply file lawsuits and launch bogus investigations of Republicans - then make sure everyone knows these Republicans are "under investigation" even though the investigations are based on nothing.A few examples:† The Obama Administration insists on continued...
  • One Year of Fracking in CO, Creates More Jobs than Obamaís Entire Economy Has for Millennials

    07/21/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obamaís entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007. What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage. Describing the influx of undocumented...
  • Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods

    07/21/2014 7:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    When president Obama was lifted to the presidency promising hope and change, no community was more hopeful than the black community. And inside the black community, no city was prouder than Chicago. But not anymore. Today blacks are disenchanted with an administrationóboth Obamaís and the current one in Chicagoóthat has played them.The politicians, who have been so ready to write trillion dollar checks to Wall Street, auto companies and cronies havenít spent a dime on addressing issues decimating the black community. Instead they have fostered more dependence, using money that rightly belongs in black pockets, to keep blacks servile and...
  • Who Is Killing Palestinian Children?

    07/21/2014 6:38:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 18, 2014 | Anna Geifman
    Who Is Killing Palestinian Children?Posted By Anna Geifman On July 18, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 44 Comments Political differences aside, few will disagree that Palestinian children are innocent victims of the on-going hostilities in Gaza. Israel’s air strikes, aimed to defend its citizens from Hamas’ terrorization, resulted in civilian casualties, which included child victims. Yet, none other than Hamas, the rulers of Gaza, are responsible for the general humanitarian crisis there and for scores of killed, wounded, and traumatized children.Civilian fatalities are inevitable in any war, and thus far there are 230 in Gaza, despite...
  • How to Win in Gaza

    07/21/2014 6:35:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 18, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Israel deployed ground forces in Gaza Thursday night both because Hamasís terror tunnels into Israel have become an unacceptable threat, and because it had to break the deadlock that had developed between it and Hamas. Until the ground invasion, Israel and Hamas were in a holding pattern. Hamas would not accept a ceasefire deal because Egyptís offers provided the Iranian sponsored, Muslim Brotherhood terror army with no discernible achievements. And absent such achievements, Hamas prefers to keep fighting. Israel for its part is unwilling to make any concessions to Hamas in exchange for its cessation of its criminal terror war...
  • A Tale of Two Gazas

    07/21/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    A Tale of Two GazasPosted By Joseph Klein On July 21, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments There are two Gazas. One is at street level, where Palestinian civilians serve as Hamas’s human shields in the face of Israel’s narrowly targeted response to the more than 1500 rockets that have rained down on its citizens in recent days. The other is the subterranean Gaza, consisting of a labyrinth of elaborate tunnels where Hamas military commanders hide in relative comfort and which they use as their bases for rocket launchings and incursions into Israel. Hamas’s political chief...
  • The Incoherent Excuses for Hating Israel

    07/21/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2014 | Bruce Thornton
    The Incoherent Excuses for Hating IsraelPosted By Bruce Thornton On July 21, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 23 Comments Israelís military operation to degrade Hamasí ability to rain rockets down on Israeli cities has stirred up the usual noisy and nasty protests in Europe. We need not dwell on demonstrations by Muslim immigrants, whose genocidal Jew-hatred has been an Islamic tradition for 14 centuries. More revealing is the hatred of Israel by so many Europeans, ranging from leftover leftists and idealizers of the dark-skinned ďother,Ē to far-right xenophobes and morally addled Christians. Whatever its†origins, one thing...
  • Another Take On Why Jews Vote Democrat (Evan Sayet)

    07/21/2014 6:10:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    EvanSayet.com ^ | 7-18-2014 | Evan Sayet
    American Jews overwhelmingly tend to vote Democrat for one simple reason: they see the choice as being between 1) the Democrats and their belief in nothing versus 2) the Republicans and their beliefs based on their Christian faith and heritage. Given that choice, then, rather than side with people of faith Ė which they see as a different and potentially antagonistic belief system Ė they feel safer in the party that is devoid of any values or convictions. The ďthinkingĒ behind this is that, if people believe in things then they might fight for those things. They might even commit...
  • Netroots Nation and Liberal Populism Key to Defeating Hillary

    07/21/2014 5:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Last week Netroots Nation, formerly Yearly Kos, went down in the city that best represents how well a corrupt, overweening government can respond to changing economic conditions. Detroit, Michigan hosted a meetup for particularly whiny and net-savvy liberals got together to whine about how the Democratic Party isnít in touch with the people. And itís within the belly of this discontent beast that we can see the key to defeating Hillary at the ballot box. Netroots refers generally to the lefty blogosphere. Itís kind of like the Tea Party of the that side, in that itís people who are more...
  • The Armpit of Academia

    07/21/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mike Adams
    "'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." - Valerie Solanas.Professor Breanne Fahs is a revolutionary. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Recently, she decided to give extra credit to her female students for "defying social norms" by refusing to shave their armpits. In the name of equality, she also gave her male students an opportunity to earn...
  • Our Callow Commander-in-Chief

    07/21/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-18-2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Obama is often caught on the back foot ó more often than not being informed of the big political stories by the media and not by his staff. Still, given how quickly the rest of the world cottoned on to what had happened in Ukraine, it is difficult to believe that, when he stepped onto the stage in Delaware yesterday, he was incapable of changing his plans. He did not. Instead, the president spent a grand total of 38 seconds on the downing of the plane, describing what he knew to have been an atrocity as a ďtragedyĒ that ďmightĒ...
  • Liberals Hate Civil Rights - Especially When Conservatives Exercise Them

    07/21/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals never met a civil right they didn't dislike. As with everything about liberal ideology, liberalsí great concern for civil rights is a scam, a lie, a fraud designed to sucker in the weak-minded and disguise their goosesteppy inclinations. They care about civil rights like Michael Bay cares about Oscar night. Sure, liberals pose as advocates of civil liberties, but only when they donít have the power to squash them. In my new book, Conservative Insurgency, a speculative future history of the struggle to restore our system and culture, the leftís coordinated attack on our Constitutional rights is one of...
  • Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/21/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-21-2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • Gut Check: The Sleeping Policeman

    07/21/2014 4:15:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Peace ^ | 7-20-2014 | Greg Gutfeld
    It's Sunday morning, and I'm reading the reports on the Malaysia Airline mass murder, and it's beyond depressing. Imagine if it were a son or a daughter, a sister or a brother, a mom or a dadórotting in that field. And surrounding that field are a band of mystery men, preventing recovery. And think to yourself, that these fellows are picking through your loved ones' thingsónot only destroying a crime scene but possibly helping themselves to whateverís around them. Itís revolting. How does this world let this happen? Because we let it happen. Amidst the clamoring for action and demands...