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  • Is it Game Over for Pan Am Pilots?

    12/09/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | Leesa K. Donner
    In just two weeks, it will be twenty-eight years since Pan Am Flight 103 exploded at 31,000 feet over Lockerbie, Scotland – killing all 259 passengers as well as eleven citizens on the ground. And in a little less than one week, on December 14th, the “living wounded” of Pan Am Flight 103 will finally get their day in court. Sixteen days before this tragic act of terrorism, which included the murder of thirty-five Syracuse University students aboard, the U.S Embassy in Finland had been tipped off that a bomb was set to be placed on a plane out of...
  • Obama's National Security Report Card -- Unsatisfactory

    12/09/2016 9:31:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech at MacDill Air Force Base, President Obama bragged that he has made America safer while preserving America's values. The incessant self-absorption is annoying enough, but the self-delusion puts it over the top. Whether he's talking the economy or national security, he always paints a picture of his performance that contradicts reality. Do Americans actually feel safer under his watch than they did under that of President George W. Bush? Has he inspired confidence that he is aggressively fighting terrorism at home and abroad and that he is administering a coherent foreign policy? Or does he come off...
  • Hollywood Ponders America's Hatred of Muslims

    12/09/2016 6:58:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    On Dec. 4, the second Sunday of Advent on the Christian calendar, Fox's "Family Guy" mocked two-thirds of the Holy Trinity as only Fox can. In atheist Seth MacFarlane's gag, Jesus Christ had a human son who he mocked for being bullied at school, comparing that to the horror of the Crucifixion. When his son called him a "dick," he suggested that God the Father was a bigger "dick" for sending him to his death. On that same day, The New York Times ran an enormous article that sprawled over three pages of the Arts & Leisure section with the...
  • To Mars by Economy Class: A Perfect Project For Trump

    12/09/2016 5:41:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | S. Fred Singer
    President Trump can “make America great again” by planning a surprising and easily affordable human exploration mission to the red planet Mars and its two moonlets Phobos and Deimos: PH-D, for short. JFK is remembered by many people mainly for putting Americans on the Moon, but he really just initiated the program. The two moonlets of Mars were discovered in 1877 at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. They are in near-circular, near-equatorial orbits around Mars. Deimos, smaller than the island of Manhattan, orbits at a distance of 6.9 Martian radii; Phobos, about five times larger than Deimos, is...
  • Jill Stein Casts Herself in 'Bridezilla' Role

    12/09/2016 5:35:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | Robyn Dolgin
    Jill Stein makes a perfect casting choice for the outlandish reality television series, “Bridezilla.” She possesses all the requisite antisocial behavior of a selfish bride-to-be on a mission to pull off a fantasy dream of her own making. Nothing gets in the way of Ms. Stein being demanding or acting oblivious to the effect she’s having on those caught in the crossfire of her recount campaign. Just ask the good folks in Wisconsin. Like a compulsive bride, Stein wanted everything to be perfect before the big launch and got a little crazy going before the Wisconsin Electoral Commission. She demanded...
  • Godspeed, John Glenn

    12/09/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Mark Davis
    n the fall of 1957, the Soviet launch of Sputnik I was a deflating moment for the United States, a blow to national pride amid broad fascination as to when man would send an artificial object into Earth orbit. Months later, the newly formed NASA began winnowing 500 test pilots down to the seven Mercury astronauts, presented to the public in April 1959. The ensuing year brought even more urgent curiosity: which nation would be the first to send a man on that first step toward the stars? In April 1961, another blow. The Soviets beat us again as Yuri...
  • Public Schools: Not Education, but Social Engineering

    12/09/2016 5:00:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Whenever we recall Book VII of Plato's Republic, the "Allegory of the Cave" that many of us studied in college, we remember that the chained population in the cave was always looking at shadows on the wall of the cave and mistakenly believed that those shadows were reality. Shadows of unreality are being reflected today by the policies and practices of many school systems. Vague talk about improving our schools, becoming more competitive globally, and opening doors of opportunity becomes rubrics that express "shadows" of the reality that managers of education are in fact implementing progressive – i.e., totalitarian –...
  • Reagan was great, but it's now Trump's turn

    12/08/2016 9:36:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steve Moore
    Has Ronald Reagan passed the Republican Party baton to Donald Trump? I suggested as much a few days ago, critics objected that I was blaspheming the Gipper. They said his ideas of limited government, individual freedom, lower taxes and peace through strength will live on forever. Amen to that. Yes, Reagan's ideals should always be the guiding light of the GOP. Radio talk show host Mark Levin, reminded his listeners that Reagan won two landslide elections, while Trump so far has won one narrow victory. Levin says that Reagan was a real conservative, and Trump isnÂ’t, "Shame on you, Stephen...
  • How Trump can uncuff U.S. police: Onerous, expensive consent decree hampering local cops

    12/08/2016 11:25:54 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    New York Daily News via RCP ^ | December 8, 2016 | BY Howard Safir
    Despite the hue and cry from some, the election of Donald Trump as President will have a positive effect on policing and citizen safety in America. And it will not, in my opinion, decrease Americans’ civil rights. I believe the No. 1 civil right is to be free from harm. Though broad historical trends remain positive, we’re in the midst of an increase in violent crime, and more Americans are now dying from drug overdoses than from automobile accidents. With smart and aggressive local policing — encouraged by policies set by Washington, and by an example set by federal law...
  • The Palm Beach Post Trump Voter Forum

    12/08/2016 10:50:51 AM PST · by LRoggy · 1 replies
    Palm Beach Post Facebook Page ^ | 12/8/2016 | LRoggy
    This is the link to the PB Post Trump Voter Forum held last night. I was a participant and felt that it was worthy time spent. https://www.facebook.com/palmbeachpost/?fref=ts If the Admin staff can find a way to embed the link into a click-on video (it is currently not yet posted to their YouTube channel) I'd appreciate it. It took about 90 minutes and the discussion was at a pretty good level. Although there was some minor push back at times from the questioners, Rick Christie, the Editorial Page Editor and Howard Goodman, who is a columnist, I felt they tried their...
  • Voters To Trump: Defeat ISIS, Cut Taxes, And Build Roads — IBD/TIPP Poll

    12/08/2016 7:29:15 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/8/2016 | John Merline
    After one of the most politically divisive elections in recent history, voters are generally in agreement about what should be at the top of Donald Trump's and the new Congress' agenda once they are sworn in next year, according to the first post-election IBD/TIPP poll. The poll asked the public to name which of seven agenda items should be the highest, second-highest and third-highest priorities for the new administration. Infrastructure spending came out on top, with 23% saying it should be Trump's top-most agenda, followed by "drain the swamp" (18%), lowering taxes (16%), and repealing ObamaCare, at 13%. However, when...
  • Democrats: From Temper Tantrum to Self-Delusion

    12/08/2016 7:27:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Hard to believe, but Hillary Clinton's campaign team thinks they lost because Donald Trump ignited America's inner bigot, which caused the KKK and Aryan Brotherhood members and sympathizers to show up in droves and vote Trump. Following Mitt Romney's 2012 defeat, Democrats and pundits predicted GOP defeats as far as the eye could see, because there aren't enough white voters for Republicans to win. But now the narrative is, "Trump won by appealing to white voters." Could they please pick one and stick to it? That's the takeaway from the Harvard quadrennial postmortem in which the two campaign camps...
  • Real Fake News

    12/08/2016 7:16:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Mainstream media is on a jihad against “fake news,” stories made up or conspiracy theories formulated by people either to push an agenda or simply mess with people. But not all “fake news” is created equally. The media has a point: Fake news is a problem, as evidenced by the guy who shot up a DC pizza place because he wanted to “investigate” whether top Democrats were running a child sex ring out of the basement. The theory came from rumors online strung together out of the emails hacked from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and involved code words...
  • Assessing the Obama Legacy -- Against his own Mileposts

    12/08/2016 6:57:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama summarized his achievements. That same night, the White House issued a press release touting Obama's accomplishments. Now that he will be leaving, how well did these initiatives listed in the press release actually work out? "Securing the historic Paris climate agreement." The accord was never submitted to Congress as a treaty. It will be ignored by President-elect Trump. "Achieving the Iran nuclear deal." That "deal" was another effort to circumvent the treaty-ratifying authority of Congress. It has green-lighted Iranian aggression, and it probably ensured nuclear proliferation. Iran's violations will cause...
  • What A Stupid Time To Be Alive For Liberals

    12/08/2016 6:05:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Pity the poor liberals in the aftermath of November’s humiliationathon – as we’ve discussed before, they thought they were headed for the penthouse but they found themselves in the outhouse, and there’s no Charmin left to squeeze. Yet that hasn’t stopped them from stupiding all over the place ever since, as if they accepted a dare to see how completely they can compound their failure. For example, it’s game on for Joe Biden. He has wandered aimlessly back into the spotlight with vague hints that he might stagger for president in 2020, assuming he can find his way back to...
  • A Goal for Trump: End Disproportionate DC Affluence

    12/08/2016 5:52:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    A friend is fond of saying, “But for the federal government, Washington would be Richmond.” He’s not dissing Richmond. He’s making the common sense observation that behemoth government is the reason DC metro thrives. After all, as of late 2014, five of the nine richest counties in the U.S. were commuting distance from Washington. A Trumpian government reform project would reduce the federal government as an engine of DC metro’s wealth. That wealth has created legions of affluent professionals, in and out of government, who reside in DC’s ever-sprawling reach. These government-dependent pros are about protecting their turf and growing...
  • Israel's Golan Heights Policies and the Future of Nagorno-Karabakh

    12/08/2016 5:41:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | David Davidian
    The Azerbaijani leadership and its Baku-controlled media have remained completely silent on multiple declarations, beginning this past April, regarding the state of Israel's intent to officially annex the Golan Heights and surrounding areas. Baku should be deeply concerned because the arguments Israel uses to support such annexation pale in contrast with those already in place on the ground in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian-inhabited region that lies between the Republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Golan HeightsIsrael claims Greater Golan was part of ancient Israel, repeats refrains of “we will never give it bac,” “the world must get used to the new...
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • Understanding Fake News

    12/08/2016 5:03:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Paul Murphy
    Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance has been detested and denigrated by the social sciences community since its first formal description in 1956. As a result, a lot of what people have been taught about it is wrong -- specifically, the theory is mainly about the consequences of emotional disequalibria caused by conflicts between beliefs and reality, and only tangentially about the intellectual discomfort (cognitive dissonance) felt by those holding two opposing views at the same time. The question Festinger was interested in was how the overwhelming majority of Germans, people who worked hard, paid their bills, and went to...
  • China and Donald Trump

    12/08/2016 4:58:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Rarely in history has a ten-minute phone call, like that on Friday December 2, 2016, been credited with raising fears of new tensions in international politics. According to the New York Times on December 4, 2016, the “protocol shattering” phone call between president-elect Donald Trump and the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Democratic Progressive party, is “rattling Asia.” Irrespective of whether the telephone call was well planned for tactical reasons, orchestrated by former Senator Bob Dole, or a diplomatic gaffe on the part of Trump, or a clever political overture by Tsai Ing-wen to strengthen relations with...
  • President Obama Should Free Officer Slager

    12/08/2016 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    As a kid, when I got up in the morning, there was no more welcome a sight than a box of donuts on the kitchen table. Of course, I liked to eat donuts, but that was not the reason I welcomed their arrival. No, what the donuts told me was that while I was sleeping, my father had arrived home safely. My father was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey, a city in which bad things routinely happen to good cops. As South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has learned the hard way, today, bad things can happen to...
  • Understanding Trump’s Air Force One Political Theater

    12/08/2016 4:08:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Using the same skill set he employed during the presidential campaign, President-Elect Trump has crafted another public drama around a storyline of his choosing. A highly predictable story arc – a series of subplots that unfold as time passes – is in store for the public. Trump has done this sort of thing before. And unlike any previous president, he is an incredibly successful impresario/performer in episodic reality television. A substantial fraction of the electorate follows politics at the level of reality television, and Trump knows how to reach them. His early-morning tweet of December 6 was an attention-grabbing opening...
  • Goodbye John Kerry, we won't miss you

    12/07/2016 5:20:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    INN ^ | 12/06/16 20:47 | Attorney Stephen M. Flatow
    John Kerry just couldn’t resist. Even though his public career is about to end—even though the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” is long dead—even though he has absolutely nothing to gain from it—the 73 year-old Kerry just could not resist unleashing one final blast at Israel. Kerry’s disingenuous and mean-spirited attack on Israel at the Saban Forum on Sunday served as a powerful reminder of how good it is that he is about to leave office—and how dangerous for Israel it would have been if he had remained as secretary of state. […] Kerry also rambled off into a long denunciation of...
  • How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World

    12/07/2016 3:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 7, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Seventy-five years ago on Dec. 7, shortly before 8 a.m., hundreds of Japanese aircraft dove from the sky in a surprise bombing attack on a United States naval base in Hawaii, killing more than 2,400 Americans. The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked and outraged the nation and led it into war at a time when Congress and the American people had been split on the response to an already embattled world. News articles from Dec. 8 reflected a sudden shift in the national mood. According to New York Times articles from Dec. 9 and 10, 1941, thousands of men rushed...
  • Hacksaw Ridge and the Deplorable Desmond Doss

    12/07/2016 7:28:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jon Brown
    This month, Mel Gibson nabbed a nomination for best director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The last we saw Gibson directing, a Mayan priest was tossing heads down the pyramid steps in Apocalypto. In the decade since, he has lost his own head a few times, suffering tequila-induced tirades and effectively achieving for himself excommunication from the Church of Hollywood. Such is perhaps for the best, as it provides for him the freedom to make films that rise above the swirling box office toilet bowl of superhero spandex, toy trolls, and incomprehensible Harry Potter spin-offs. Gibson's latest, Hacksaw Ridge,...
  • The Lessons of Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 7:14:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    Seventy-five years ago, on December 7, 1941, the American Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history when a force led by six Japanese fleet carriers launched a surprise attack at the battleships at Pearl Harbor. Two of the eight battleships, Arizona and Oklahoma, were destroyed, and the other six were knocked out of action for many months. The Army Air Corps fields were attacked with great loss, and other smaller naval vessels were attacked as well. The American carriers were at sea. Had those carriers been at Pearl Harbor, the whole course of the Pacific War would have been...
  • Reflections on the Oakland Warehouse Fire

    12/07/2016 6:53:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Joseph Nicolello
    As the nation mourns the tragedy of the dozens who perished in the Oakland Warehouse Fire, it is time logic is addressed as well. When I was in my early twenties, I went to several such parties. Not raves, but more like shows and readings from books, have a couple of beers. There was no thought involved, for the cities and the parties I attended, the people I met, were the main thing. To an extent it was well worth throwing caution to the wind, far away from a stagnant hometown, in order to meet a fellow artist. Then one...
  • Work without Men

    12/07/2016 6:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | John Horvat II
    Now that the elections are over, there is much talk of trade and jobs. Predictably, the highest priorities are being given to negotiating new trade arrangements and tax policies that will bring back jobs to America. It is true that businesses in America are overtaxed and overregulated. Anything that can be done to alleviate these burdens will be most welcome and stimulate the business climate. Such measures will indeed create jobs and open up opportunities, but they alone will not make America great. America faces a grave moral crisis that needs to be addressed. As Charles Murray and so many...
  • The Election's Ominous Results

    12/07/2016 5:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Yes, it is good that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, especially in light of revelations of her private email security breaches and pay-for-play administration of the State Department. If true, she belongs in prison. However, what is ominous is the number of voters who, despite all that was known of her crimes, still voted for her. This is not a sign of a healthy American electorate. It seems the same citizens who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous first four years voted for her. Many people who go the polls in our generation are simply not thinking....
  • Trump Day One To-Do List: Repeal $1.7 Billion Of Dodd-Frank Rules

    12/07/2016 5:47:04 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: Donald Trump will have a busy first day if he plans to undo much of the damage inflicted on the economy by President Obama. Nevertheless, here's one more item to add to his list: Overturn $1.7 billion in Dodd-Frank rules. The Dodd-Frank financial "reform," passed by Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is arguably the most misguided and economically harmful piece of legislation ever imposed on the country (the second, arguably, is ObamaCare). As we've noted in this space before, one of the main reasons the economy has been stuck in neutral for the past...
  • The Left’s Retreat into Fantasy

    12/07/2016 5:45:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Taylor Lewis
    The Left, it seems, has lost its grip on reality, and is dead-set on creating its own actuality. And the election of Donald Trump seems to have been the catalyst for the breakdown of the liberal mind. Weeks after Trump’s unexpected victory, Hillary boosters are still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that the would-be first woman president was beat by a gauche pussy-grabber. Instead of going through the five stages of grief, they’ve taken to creating an alternative universe where their ideology is still unquestioned orthodoxy. So what do losers do when confronted with their own impotence?...
  • Cecile Richards or Tom Perez for DNC Chair

    12/06/2016 7:56:00 PM PST · by cmj328 · 30 replies
    The American Prospect [Left-Wing Site] ^ | December 5, 2016 | Robert Kuttner
    Both of these leaders are charismatic, in their 50s, widely admired, and good at details as well as at rousing grass roots enthusiasm. As full-time party leaders, either could re-energize a party in an understandable funk. None has Democratic enemies.
  • China Should Heed Pearl Harbor's Lessons

  • Letter from Pennsylvania: Allegheny County’s Shale Gas Reserves are Huge

    12/06/2016 2:32:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2016 | Colin McNickle
    Simply put, the numbers are stunning: In Allegheny County, Pa., alone, estimates of “totally technically recoverable reserves” of shale natural gas exceed 150 trillion cubic feet. “This is nearly five times the minimum required for classification as a super-giant gas field and enough natural gas to provide all of America’s needs for more than five years,” recently wrote Gregory Wrightstone and Justin Skaggs in Oil and Gas Investor. Wrightstone, a petroleum geologist/consultant at Wrightstone Energy Consulting in Allison Park, Pa., and Skaggs, a geologist with Pin Oak Energy Partners in Akron, Ohio, say at today’s depressed market prices, “the...
  • Dennis Prager: Is Donald Trump a Misogynist?

    12/06/2016 1:48:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 6, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    You have to marvel at the ease with which our fellow Americans who call themselves progressive label those with whom they differ as sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted. I always wonder: Do they believe it? Or do they say it because they lack intellectual arguments? I have come to believe that both are true.
  • Sowell: The Left's Gambles

    12/06/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected. Something as personal as what doctor we want to go to has been taken out of our hands by ObamaCare. What job offer, at what pay rate, someone wants to accept has been taken out of their hands by minimum wage laws. Sick people...
  • Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't (Out of touch urban elitist in Canada alert)

    12/06/2016 9:41:06 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 53 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Madeline Ashby
    Here's why rural Ontario is fading and cities aren't The urban-rural divide is swiftly becoming one of the most pressing issues of economic policy in this century. From Europe to England to the United States and yes, here in Canada, the sweeping changes to physical landscapes have translated to sweeping changes in political landscapes. As David Reevely pointed out last week, Ontario’s urban centres have seen economic growth and recovery that the stretches of rural land separating those centres simply haven’t. There are multiple reasons for this, one being that Ontario’s municipalities have been practising a policy of intensification for...
  • Trump Carrier Deal Weathers Bogus ‘Crony Capitalism’ Charges

    12/06/2016 9:10:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Dec 2016 | Jim Stinson
    When President-Elect Donald Trump helped convince Carrier Corp. to keep 1,069 jobs in the Indianapolis region, you would have thought he had all employed all manner of socialism to achieve this success — judging from the criticism lobbed by political adversaries. The opposition to the Carrier deal came mostly from the Right — but in some cases, came from the Left, too. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, an early Trump supporter, called it “special-interest crony capitalism.” The Weekly Standard founder and the father of “NeverTrump,” William Kristol, said it violated the rule of law and was arbitrary government bullying (although Trump is...
  • Ending Multicultural Madness

    12/06/2016 5:40:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2016 | Peter Skurkiss
    The United States is importing people with a religious and cultural propensity to commit horrific acts of hatred and revenge against Western Civilization. This is madness rooted in politics. On November 28, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born Muslim inspired by ISIS, went on a rampage at Ohio State University. He injured 11 when he rammed his car into a group of students with murderous intent and then immediately went on a knife attack before campus security shot him dead. No soon had this fanatic's body reached room temperature then Stephanie Clemons Thompson, employed as something called an “assistant director...
  • The Problem Isn't the Alt-Right – It's the Alt-Reality

    12/06/2016 5:09:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2016 | Tom Trinko
    We hear about the alt-right and the alt-left, but the real issue is the alt-reality. Most Americans' perceptions of the world are shaped by information they get from primarily liberal sources such as the media, academia, and government. That's why many Americans live in an alternate reality where Hillary did nothing wrong at Benghazi, abortions occur only due to rape, global warming is supported by 97% of scientists, the economy is doing great, emotions are good and reasoning is bad, Republicans are racists, Castro was a kind and caring man, and Trump is an insane tyrant. The reason liberals have...
  • Trump's Energy Revolution Can't Come Soon Enough

    12/06/2016 5:00:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Politics: If you want to know why the economy has been struggling so much under President Obama, look no further than the arbitrary and capricious decision by his Army Corps of Engineers to block the Dakota Access pipeline it had already approved. How many days does he have left in office? In July, the Corps said it had approved 200 water crossings and easements for the 1,172-mile pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River. When it's finished, the $3.8 billion project will transport 450,000 barrels of oil a day from western North Dakota to Patoka, Ill....
  • Why Obama Likely is Secretly Glad Hillary Lost

    12/06/2016 4:21:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2016 | Doris O'Brien
    Am I the only person who thinks that in Barak Obama’s heart of hearts lies a glimmer of glee now that the Clintons won’t be moving into the White House when he moves out? Roll your eyes in skepticism, if you will. But hear me out before launching a barrage of Bronx cheers. Yes, yes, I know. Obama took time out from his busy presidential schedule to campaign for Hillary. On the other hand, he’s taken time out to play golf, fly off to vacations, fund-raise, and do other things unrelated to the business at hand. Face it: the garrulous...
  • Keith Ellison Supported the BDS Movement and Admired Louis Farrakhan

    12/06/2016 3:58:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Tablet ^ | Jeff Ballabon
    Keith Ellison Supported the BDS Movement and Admired Louis Farrakhan. So Why Are Jewish Democrats Supporting Him for Chairman of the DNC? The Minnesota congressman has long ties to the Nation of Islam. [Updated.] In late 1993 and early 1994, Keith Ellison and I were both deeply involved in politics and policy, he as a civil rights lawyer and radio talk-show host in Minnesota, and I as legal counsel to a United States senator. During that time, Louis Farrakhan’s national adviser, Khalid Abdul Muhammad, gave a speech at Kean College in New Jersey in which he attacked Jews, Catholics, homosexuals,...
  • Bill Whittle's Firewall: Hillary's Final Disgrace-Just when you think she cannot sink any lower

    12/06/2016 3:54:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagamagazine ^ | 12-6-16 | Bill Whittle
    Just when you think she cannot sink any lower, she finds a way. Transcript: Well, as I write this, the Clinton campaign has decided to join in the three-state election re-count launched by Jill Stein, who, like all communists, is eager to raise a lot of money – around seven million dollars, so far. That means that Jill Stein has raised twice as much money to RECOUNT votes as she did trying to get them in the first place. Now of course, any ADDITIONAL money raised by Jill Stein she gets to keep; my guess is that will result in...
  • Ellison’s speech was an Islamic-supremacist, chauvinist diatribe

    12/06/2016 3:51:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/05/2016 | Seth Frantzman
    The real story with Ellison is that, as with so many religious-nationalist Muslims in the West, his views dovetail much more logically with the extreme Right. In mid-November Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison announced he would run for chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. He received support from influential Democrats such as Bernie Sanders and Senator Chuck Schumer, who is expected to be the Senate minority leader in 2017. Ellison’s personal story in many ways is the kind that makes America exceptional: a black man who converted to Islam and found himself at the center of American politics. As such he...
  • Do Jews Defend Their Values by Helping Anti-Semites Immigrate to America?

    12/06/2016 3:47:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Where does American Jewry stand on the Obama administration’s admittance of 10,801 Syrian refugees to the United States in fiscal year 2016? A poll hasn’t been conducted, ostensibly because the mere conception of one would convey an improper presumption that Jews, by virtue of being Jews, should feel differently than other Americans about a predominantly Muslim wave of Middle Easterners arriving in the country. The Jewish community, though, has made it clear that opening America’s doors to Syrian refugees is one of its defining priorities. The recent attack at Ohio State University, however—perpetrated by a refugee who lived in Pakistan...
  • Why You Should Worry About Virgins in Paradise

    12/06/2016 3:38:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-6-16 | William Kilpatrick
    Why You Should Worry About Virgins in Paradise Will our ideological war against Islamic Supremacism ever get out of first gear? In the wake of Abdul Artan’s car and knife attack at Ohio State University, the usual questions are being asked:  What was his motive?  Did he have psychological problems?  Will there be a backlash against the Muslim community? But to those of us who suspect we already know the motive, the most pertinent question is the question of what can be done to defeat Islamic terrorism.  The answer according to many experts is that you can’t defeat jihad without...
  • ‘We’re teaching university students lies’ – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson (long but worth it)

    12/06/2016 3:24:55 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 44 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 12/1/16 | Jason Tucker and Jason VandenBeukel
    (Snip) Jung’s propositions was that whatever a person values most highly is their god. If people think they are atheistic, it means is they are unconscious of their gods. In a sophisticated religious system, there is a positive and negative polarity. Ideologies simplify that polarity and, in doing so, demonize and oversimplify. I got interested in ideology, in a large part, because I got interested in what happened in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Cultural Revolution in China, and equivalent occurrences in other places in the world. Mostly I concentrated on Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. I was...
  • Donald Trump Shuffles the Ideological Deck

    12/05/2016 6:41:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5th, 2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    If President Barack Obama sought to usher America into a postracial era, it is increasingly apparent that President-elect Donald Trump is opening the door to the postideological era. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to identify a clear ideological bent in the incoming president’s early moves. It’s probably a mistake to try, because the definitions of left and right, liberal and conservative, are being scrambled right before our eyes. Some Trump moves so far track with his populist outsider campaign image. Others are moves a conventional conservative could make. Some on his team would have been comfortable picks by any standard-issue...
  • Election Integrity Matters

    12/05/2016 4:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    President-elect Donald Trump blamed his loss of the popular vote on election fraud. While that’s not likely, it doesn’t matter. Vote fraud is a serious problem that can subvert elections. The Trump administration should put electoral integrity at the top of its agenda. What sets the U.S. apart from so many other nations is that the government is accountable to the people, who actually choose their leaders. In the case of Donald Trump, they rejected the virtually unanimous advice of their “betters,” the cultural, business, and political elites who expect to rule. Average folks took back America. The greatest threat...