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  • Planned Parenthood: Our Wilberforce Moment

    What is happening right now with the Planned Parenthood videos is a “William Wilberforce moment” in our culture. Wilberforce was the Christian man who looked into his Bible, saw that racism and slavery were evil reverse-images of the gospel, and dedicated his life to accomplishing what seemed culturally and politically impossible in late-1700’s Great Britain: the abolition of the slave trade. In a decisive moment that now lives in history, Wilberforce once commanded the floor of British Parliament for over three hours doing nothing but reading gruesome horror-stories of the African slave trade to the men that politically protected its...
  • Are we on the threshold of a United States of Europe?

    08/02/2015 7:50:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 27 July 2015 1:41PM | Matthew Dal Santo
    Four days ago, French President François Hollande declared his in-principle commitment to the creation of a “euro government, with the addition of a specific budget and a parliament to ensure democratic control.” This is more an opening gambit in a debate about the terms of putative federalization (a term Hollande was careful to avoid), than a statement of French commitment to it at all costs. If some form of federalization comes about, it will not be because the French especially desire it, but because the logic of the Euro ultimately demands it. […] Germany is also in a better position...
  • Send Hillary to the Big House Not the White House (Yessssssssssss)

    08/02/2015 7:07:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    Hillary Clinton is in a freefall right now. Her poll numbers are dropping, her socialist rival is drawing larger crowds and a new book being released this week is reminding Americans about her phony marriage. In Ron Kessler’s new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents; it was revealed that former President Bill Clinton is once again cheating on his wife. This time his mistress is a buxom blonde who brings cookies to the secret service agents, according to Kessler. He also claims that Hillary treats agents with “contempt.” In fact, he says...
  • About Those Planned Parenthood "Idiots"

    08/02/2015 6:57:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This week the future of Planned Parenthood careened into near elimination for the first real time since its creation. That’s correct. It’s taken way too long, but the organization founded by the racist Margaret Sanger, and who wished to use it for the elimination of black children, is heading towards it’s final end. It has too. The sickness is too public, too harsh, too hellish for America to now ignore. One way to tell is that those supporting its insanity are demonstrating their own lack of reality in the pushback. Thanks to thirty months of incredible undercover work by the...
  • Phony Constitutional Amendments

    08/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    How do you know when a presidential candidate is being deceptive? No, silly, not when his or her lips are moving. Candidates often tell the truth -- like when they say they want your vote or your money. Moving lips are not a reliable clue. So what is? Any statement that envisions an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. _Politicians often act as though the Constitution is a sacred text handed down from heaven, like the Bible. Unlike the Bible, though, they have all sorts of recommendations for improving it. These proposals fall into two general categories: hopeless fantasies and pathetic...
  • Gold Medal Democracy

    08/02/2015 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Friday. But Boston topped that earlier in the week, winning the right not to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Beantown abandoned its bid for the games after Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee that would have left the city responsible for billions in possible cost overruns. Did I say possible? Call it seemingly inevitable. “I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk,” declared Walsh. People throughout the Bay State can now rest easy — no tax hike or debt burden...
  • There's Nothing Academic About Campus Rape

    08/02/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The price of a college education should never be the risk of a sexual assault," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told a Senate hearing Wednesday. Too many colleges don't treat rape, she observed, as "the violent felony that it actually is." Her solution is the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act, or CASA, which would require college campuses to designate confidential advisers to victims of sexual assault and establish rules for campus investigations of sexual assaults. Gillibrand means well; there's no question about it. But Congress telling American universities how they should handle campus rape truly is an instance of the...
  • The Teflon Dame

    08/02/2015 4:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Hillary Clinton. What can be said about Hillary Clinton that hasnÂ’t been said? Nothing, really. SheÂ’s all things to all people and nothing at the same time. She has all the excuses of her husband, but none of the charm. Aside from which restroom she uses, what exactly is her appeal? Hearing Hillary Clinton give a speech is like sitting in on a college civics class taught by someone who thinks sheÂ’s speaking to kindergarteners. Condescension squared is about as close to an accurate description as you can get. With all the charm of sweat socks and the warmth of...
  • Cecil the Lion: What If We Find Out Cecil Wasn't Poached?

    08/02/2015 4:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Unless you live under a rock, there is no way in Hades that you have not heard of Cecil the LionÂ’s dreadful demise. Matter of fact, there has been such an international uproar over his killing that Obama is now slated to do the eulogy at CecilÂ’s funeral. ItÂ’s also been reported that Michelle has already contacted CecilÂ’s pride to give them her and Barack's condolences. ItÂ’s true. Tell everyone. Now, before I give you my two cents as a big game hunter on the Cecil situation, right before I sat down to bang out this screed my editor pointed...
  • Our Proximity to the Tribulation

    08/02/2015 3:54:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 31 July 15 | Matt Ward
    Futurism is when experts make educated, knowledgeable predictions about where humanity is going in the future. It is a growing and important field used by many national and transnational organizations to help give them an edge over competitors. The military is deeply involved in futurism, trying to gain an advantage over future potential enemies. Banks and hedge funds, also for similar reasons. Nation-states and governments spend substantial amounts of money in futurist-orientated research each year. Futurists examine trends and attempt to extrapolate where these trends may lead. It is a fascinating field and anybody who spends any time looking at...
  • White House set to adopt sweeping curbs on carbon pollution

    08/02/2015 12:13:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2015 | By Joby Warrick
    The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change the way millions of Americans get their electricity. A retooled version of the administrationÂ’s Clean Power Plan, first proposed a year ago, will seek to accelerate the shift to renewable energy while setting tougher goals for slashing carbon emissions blamed for global warming, according to administration officials briefed on the details. The new plan sets a goal of cutting carbon pollution from power plants by...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers aren’t allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what they’re not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • DNC Chair Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

    08/01/2015 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30am
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this week..the two were discussing Bernie Sanders and the role he should play in the next Democratic National Convention. Then Matthews asked Schultz to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist and things got very interesting.... Wasserman-Schultz talked up his “progressive populist message” that people like, when Matthews asked her point-blank, “What’s the difference between a Democrat and a socialist? I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think it is?” Wasserman-Schultz ducked the question, but Matthews pressed her and said, “You’re the...
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    08/01/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/29/15 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil Can Learn from Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill Black Rhino

    08/01/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Full title: Here's What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil the Lion Can Learn from the Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill a Black Rhino Done right, paid hunts for endangered animals can be a huge boon for conservation ... the problem isn't that Palmer paid a lot of money to hunt a lion, it's that he didn't pay enough money, he paid it to the wrong people, and he killed the wrong lion ... American Corey Knowlton paid $350,000 for a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia under the auspices of the Dallas Safari Club...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole.

    08/01/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole Congress is scrambling to fill. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with only $23 million spent on compound drugs. By fiscal 2014, outpatient pharmacy costs had risen to $7.7 billion but compound drugs costs soared to $515 million. In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, compound drug costs tripled again for TRICARE, to $1.7 billion, or more than...
  • Trump vs Cruz: Birds of a Feather?

    08/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Chris Skates
    As a conservative I gave up long ago on balanced television news coverage. But even this jaded viewer has been disappointed by what I consider unfair and inadequate news coverage of Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. When Cruz first entered the race for a Texas senate seat he instantly became a favorite of tea party crowds. That’s not because Cruz was some fringe lunatic or right wing radical. Its because he instantly displayed world class communication skills that he used masterfully to articulate conservatism. Though it may sound like heresy to some, I would posit that Cruz is better at communicating...
  • Mark Levin Issues a Call to Action the Country Can’t Afford to Ignore

    08/01/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/1/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Audacity of Facts: that is what Mark Levin believes can save America. Facts can animate the rising generation that has the most to lose by the impending collapse of our constitutional republic. Levin concedes that the odds are against him. But Plunder and Deceit, his arresting new book, takes its shot. It is a clarion call to young people: “an appeal to reason and audacity”; an appeal that they “find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink” that has atrophied their generation’s capacity...
  • Equality and Dissection

    08/01/2015 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    This summer, many people, including friends of mine, adopted the rainbow symbol and the message of human equality after the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon itself to redefine marriage. Actual leaders of “gay rights” organizations universally explain, in open partnership with Planned Parenthood, that their concept of equality likewise promotes “reproductive health,” which itself includes abortion. Thus, leading advocates to redefine marriage cite human “equality,” but believe it can coexist with their own diktat that only certain human beings are “equal,” while others can be torn apart. To rainbow equality leaders, defining some humans as abortable is an obvious...
  • Black Money Matters

    08/01/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    No one living has missed the slogan “ Black Lives Matter”! Even presidential contenders have been scolded because of their opinions about this slogan. But what about the economics of the black and brown communities? As the United States continues to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, the wealth gap between the races has reached a 24 year high. According to the Pew Research Center, white households today have about 16 times the wealth of black households, compared to having just 8 times the wealth in 2010. There are many reasons for this widening gap, but according to a policy...
  • Hillary Clinton, the Candidate, Has an Access Problem

    08/01/2015 5:08:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Stacy Washington
    Judging by the recent actions of the Clinton campaign: Americans don’t need access to Hillary Clinton. That’s the underlying message Hillary for America volunteers received when her campaign had a scheduled stop at a black church in Florissant Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Clinton was in town to speak to one of her core constituencies; the so-called black community (so-called because lumping all 48 million black Americans into one monolithic hive mind is silliness.) As news of Hillary Clinton’s inability to fill a venue reaches a comical level of reoccurrence; her campaign team have taken to restricting entrance to...
  • Obama Strikes Again

    08/01/2015 4:51:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    While Israel and much of official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria. Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends that would leave the Assad regime in place. But the Iranians blew him off. They know they don’t need a deal with Obama to secure their interests. Obama will continue to help them to maintain their power base in Syria though Hezbollah and the remains of the...
  • In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman

    08/01/2015 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Yesterday would have been the 103rd birthday of Milton Friedman, who was one of the most brilliant economists of the last century. In honor of Friedman, here are his 20 best quotes. 20) “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” 19) “Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny,...
  • Hillary Wants a Coronation

    07/31/2015 3:57:47 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 38 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 31 July 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hillary Clinton. This is great. "My greatest weakness is stupid people who don't understand why I should be president." No, no, she didn't say that. It's what she means. Let me tell you what she said. She was asked about her "greatest weakness," and she said this: "How much time do we have? I am impatient and I sometimes come across as impatient, which is not always attractive, and [I] get really frustrated with people who don’t understand what I think it's going to take to make our country great tomorrow just like we were yesterday." What...
  • The Lack of Outrage Over the Horrors of Planned Parenthood Tells Us What's Happened to Our Culture

    07/31/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I can't get past... Friday -- something about it, I always try to just attitudinally be lighter on Friday, attitudinally and not so weighty and serious. It's not an actual aspect of programming format. It's just something that has evolved into the week, weekend coming up. Let's not wring our hands the whole day. Let's take things less serious. I'll tell you, I'm really having a tough time getting past something, and that's this Planned Parenthood butchery. The thing that I'm having trouble with is the attitude of the White House, the Democrat Party and leftists. None of it...
  • Hillary Clinton's Emails: 69% Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate

    07/31/2015 1:37:25 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/31/2015 | John Merline
    Fully 69% of those following the Hillary Clinton email scandal want the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to determine whether she mishandled classified information on the private email account she used while secretary of state, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.
  • A Caller Regrets Her Abortion

    07/31/2015 1:03:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Luanne in Morganton, North Carolina. Happy to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Happy anniversary. I pray you never lose your passion. The reason for my call is we look at World War II and we revere how we defeated Hitler for the atrocities that he and Germany did to 6 million Jews, and yet I look at what America has been doing since 1973 to innocent lives which should be protected under our Constitution. You know, life, liberty. RUSH: Right there, they're not. Supreme Court, 1973, is the reason. CALLER: They denied...
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • Trump, the Truth, and Thirty-Somethings

    07/31/2015 10:43:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | John P. Warren
    The GOP’s Puritans must be used to being politically lonely. They often speak as if their positions on issues like immigration, abortion, regulations, welfare, education, were carefully chiseled on sacred tablets somewhere, but the rest of us somehow never get it right. “Nobody has ever run as a conservative, but that’s what people really want,” they say. Barry Goldwater was the last true conservative and made it as far as the nomination. Sixteen years later, Ronald Reagan said he was a conservative, but to get elected, he campaigned for a strong America against world evil, welfare queens, and big government....
  • God’s Crime Scene

    07/31/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Frank Turek
    ItÂ’s about 2 a.m. on an August morning in 1979. A beautiful young nurse by the name of Lynne Knight is living in a bungalow behind a larger house in Torrance, California. As two police officers approach her door, they notice a chair overturned in the entryway and bloody footsteps leading back to the rear bedroom. Each officer has his gun drawn, not sure what to expect. When they switch on the light, they witness the worst murder scene of their careers. Ms. Knight is lying on her bed, undressed. Her throat is deeply severed, and her lifeless body, which...
  • America's Faltering Economy Won't Grow Under Clinton

    07/31/2015 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - America's sluggish economy still looms over our land like a stationary dark cloud that shows no sign of moving away under the Obama administration.Our nation's second quarter growth rate, as measured by its gross domestic product, came in at a mediocre 2.3 percent -- better than the first three months of this year when the economy barely grew at a sickly 0.6 percent, but nothing to write home about.Many economists were forecasting a stronger economic revival nearer to 3 percent or more. But the economy was still being pulled down by the economic undertow of anti-investment, anti-growth, anti-job...
  • Matthews to DWS: What’s the big difference between a Democrat and a socialist?

    07/31/2015 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Answer: Not much at all, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows it. When Chris Matthews attempted to press the DNC chair on whether Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, would get a high-profile speaking slot at the Democratic convention even if he loses the nomination, Wasserman Schultz stammered out an affirmative, which amazed Matthews and prompted him to ask Wasserman Schultz if she saw any significant difference between Democrats and Socialists. Wasserman Schultz tried to duck the question, but provided a very telling answer by doing so (via Newsalert and Mediaite): Things Get Awkward When Matthews Asks DNC Head About Bernie Sanders,...
  • Hillary's Unsavory Past Returns -- With Sharp New Teeth

    07/31/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    "Those who cannot remember the past," the philosopher George Santayana reminded us, "are condemned to repeat it." The young, particularly the young voters of 2016, have no memory of Bill Clinton, and we're all about to be treated to "a little deja vu all over again." The many sexual misadventures of Bill, who was the Bill Cosby of his day, and the excuses and enabling behavior of Hillary Clinton on his behalf, will come not as old news but as the newest of scandals. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead because it is not even past --...
  • Uber Exposes Politicians as Middlemen, not Leaders

    07/31/2015 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. That's what makes the willingness of politicians to take on Uber and the sharing economy all the more puzzling. Why on earth do they want to antagonize the tens of millions of Americans who benefit from the Uber service as consumers and drivers? New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest to get burned trying to stand in the way of the sharing economy. In an interview with CBS2, a local TV station, he offered this explanation: "I think there's...
  • Plunder and Deceit

    07/31/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations unborn? Do I have your attention? I hope so, but I can't take credit for that lead. I stole it from Page 1 of Mark Levin's new book, "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future." Conservatives have long decried the left's feigned concern "for the children" while it pursues an agenda that is wrecking their future, from Social Security and other budget-busting entitlements to the undermining of our national security. But no one has devoted a book to turning this meme on its...
  • Huckabee's 'Oven' Remark Taken Out of Context

    07/31/2015 7:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's been a hard time for politicians not named "Trump" to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.At least that's what I gathered from headlines like this one from Gawker: "Mike Huckabee Compares Obama to Hitler" I don't put huge amounts of stock in Gawker headlines (or really any headlines on the Internet), but then I saw that CNN's Wolf Blitzer said Huckabee had "essentially likened [Barack Obama] to Adolf Hitler." National Journal's Ron Fournier went on a tear on Twitter, insisting that Huckabee apologize for comparing Obama to...
  • Empower VA Secretary to Act, Then Require Him To

    07/31/2015 7:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rep Martha Roby
    In has been almost a year since the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System was firedafter numerous reports of mismanagement and malfeasance were exposed. Among them: · Manipulation of veteran patient scheduling data was pervasive, as a national-high of more than 57 percent of employees reported that managers instructed them to change appointment times to artificially hide chronically long waits; · More than 1000 patient X-Rays, some showing malignancies, went missing for months and years; · A pulmonologist was caught twice falsifying more than 1200 patient records, but somehow given a satisfactory review; · An employee took...
  • Asymmetrical Politics: Republicans Act Like an Unruly Mob, Democrats Like a Regimented Army

    07/31/2015 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Barone
    As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. Republican voters have been seething with discontent toward their party's officeholders and have not become enchanted with any one of 15 more or less conventional politicians who are running. Democratic voters support their officeholders with lockstep loyalty and seem untroubled by the serious flaws of their party's clear frontrunner. This asymmetry helps explain some otherwise puzzling things. One is why polls have continued for several years to show the Republican Party being...
  • Jon Stewart, Reagan-Mocking Obama Hack

    07/31/2015 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    In November of 2002, Washington Post reporter-editor Bob Woodward unveiled excerpts of his latest book, "Bush at War," and created a big stir by revealing that Fox News boss Roger Ailes had sent a "back-channel message" to the Bush White House shortly after 9/11. He had insisted the president talk tough against the terrorists. The liberal media seized on this report as proof that the Fox News Channel was a tool of George W. Bush (or maybe it was that Bush was a tool of Fox). But all Ailes had done was encourage the president to rally the country after...
  • I Am Not a Mother, and You Are Not An American

    07/31/2015 6:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    Among the many words you might use to describe me -- some of which would likely hurt my parents' feelings and I'm certain aren't fit for print -- there are a few that I imagine would be fairly uncontroversial. "Mother" being one. "American" being another. You might also call me "healthy." That is, until you saw my morning hip-cracking performance. But a guide to "bias-free language" posted on the University of New Hampshire's website (until it was taken down recently) deems these words and hundreds of others problematic. That's right -- the preferred term is "parenting," not "mothering" or "fathering."...
  • Get Off Huckabee's Back

    07/31/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Mark Davis
    If Mike Huckabee was looking for a way to dislodge Donald Trump from the front of the cable news agenda, he found it. But was it wise to use his own blunt language to draw attention to his distaste for the Iran nuclear deal? In describing his fervent belief that the proposed Iran deal is dangerous to Israelis, he said it would “march them to the door of the ovens,” a very provocative reference to Holocaust concentration camps. Reaction was swift. Democrats predictably attacked it, but so did some of his GOP competition, seeking any opportunity to damage a rival....
  • With Republicans Like These

    07/31/2015 5:33:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The Export-Import Bank is the height of crony capitalism. The bank uses taxpayer subsidies to make it possible for some American companies to sell their manufactured wares overseas at a lower price. It leads to absurd results like Boeing being able to sell its planes to foreign airliners at a cheaper rate than American aviation companies can buy them. There have been indictments and charges of corruption galore related to the Export-Import Bank. It disrupts the free market, wastes taxpayer dollars and is overwhelmingly unpopular with Republicans and even some Democrats. But Washington lobbyists love it, and they have been...
  • Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood's Mammogram Lie

    07/31/2015 5:17:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine! As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's for-profit aborted baby parts racket emerge thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood this week by invoking the women's health shield. "What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused...
  • Would you let your 12-year-old daughter sleep in a tent with an 18-year-old boy?

    07/31/2015 2:54:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/31/15 | Jack Cashill
    I was driving in to work earlier this week, listening to a local talk show, when I did something I almost never do. I called in. The subject was the decision by the governing board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to allow openly gay adults to serve as den leaders, scoutmasters, and camp counselors. How could I resist? I am an Eagle Scout, and I have a book coming out next week called Scarlet Letters that deals with this larger subject. When the producer screened me about my stance, I decided to hold off on more complex issues...
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • JOHN KERRY IS BLOWING THE IRAN NUKE DEAL

    07/30/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Want to buy a used nuclear Armageddon from Hanoi John? It’s hard to imagine a worse salesman for the Iran deal than John Kerry. Kerry couldn’t sell himself to Americans as a presidential candidate. Now he has to sell a nuclear Armageddon to Americans. National security was Kerry’s undoing during his presidential campaign. He had shot American soldiers in the back during Vietnam to build a base for his own political future. He had eagerly pandered to Marxist-Leninist terrorists who massacred native peoples and burned their churches. He had been for the Iraq War before he was against it and...
  • <i>Untermenschen</i>: The Language of Death

    07/30/2015 4:09:28 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/30/15 | Trevor Thomas
    In Less Than Human, Dr. Smith asks, “What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?” According to Dr. Smith, the answer isn’t difficult to come by. He concludes, “Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity. The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It's wrong to kill a person, but permissible...
  • “Ted Cruz gives me the willies”: Camille Paglia analyzes the GOP field—and takes on Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Salon ^ | July 30, 2015 | David Daley, Editor in Chief
    In the first two parts of Salon’s conversation with Camille Paglia, we covered Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton, the return of the ’90s sensibility, and then the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Today Paglia trains her devastating insight and wit on the rest of the GOP field — look out Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. She also has some surprising thoughts on why Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee — and why it would be unwise for Democrats to overlook the appeal of Scott Walker. Catch up with the first two parts of our...
  • Illinois Needs To Have A Scott Walker Moment

    07/30/2015 9:48:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    State Government: Illinois' new sheriff can be forgiven if he's feeling as underappreciated as the marshal Gary Cooper played in "High Noon." Let's hope his movie ends as happily. Gov. Bruce Rauner is fighting almost single-handedly against an entrenched, corrupt political class of lawyers, lobbyists, social service providers, media and teachers unions whose rallying cry is to smother reform and maintain business as usual in Springfield...... Years of overspending have many state and city of Chicago bonds selling at junk status. Illinois is now called "the deadbeat state" because it's two to three months behind in paying billions of dollars...
  • Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for ‘Domestic Consumption’

    07/30/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | dam Kredo
    Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.