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  • Obama left a crisis in North Korea that Trump just might be able to clean up

    10/21/2018 1:50:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 21, 2018 | Claudia Rosett
    Whatever comes next with North Korea, President Donald Trump can hardly be accused of having neglected diplomacy. At the Singapore Summit with Kim Jong Un this past June, Trump became the first sitting American president to meet with a North Korean tyrant. He has received an envoy from Kim in the Oval Office, dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on multiple trips to Pyongyang and is talking about holding a second summit with Kim. And, with a trademark rhetorical flourish that no one should take literally, Tump recently described how Kim wrote him "beautiful letters," with the result that "we...
  • Sir Michael Caine on Brexit: 'I'd Rather Be a Poor Master of My Fate' Than a Slave to EU Bureaucrats

    10/20/2018 10:08:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 19, 2018 | 5:42 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Sir Michael Caine, the iconic British actor who has a net worth of $78 million, said he strongly supports Brexit -- the plan for England to leave the European Union (EU) next year -- and stressed that he doesn't listen to the liberal pundits who claim that Brexit will make people poorer and added that it is better to be "a poor master of my fate" than to rely on a stranger to supposedly make "me rich by running it." "I don't listen to all these pundits," said Caine on the Oct. 18 broadcast of BBC Radio 4 Today. "I'm...
  • Why the blue wave is dying in the fight for the Senate

    10/20/2018 6:29:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/20/18 | David M. Drucker
    Republicans in the United States Senate are poised to hold their razor-thin majority, and possibly add to it by a few seats, boosted by the partisan spat over newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Even as the Democratic Party is on the cusp of surfing a tide of suburban discontent with President Trump and taking power in the House of Representatives, a decidedly favorable map of battlegrounds that runs right through the heart of some of the most conservative states in America will protect Republican control of the Senate. Senators serve six-year terms, and only about one third of...
  • I’m sick of all this political correctness says… Chuck Schumer?

    10/20/2018 4:48:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot ^ | October 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In an effort to push back on the Democrats’ blue wave plans next month, we’re seeing plenty of Republicans running against the increasingly divisive and destructive trend of political correctness and thought police tactics of liberals. It’s a message that seems to be getting some traction in swing districts, particularly in California and Oregon where voters of all stripes are feeling the impact of feel-good, socialist theories being enshrined in their state’s laws. But one person I didn’t expect to be jumping on the bandwagon was New York Democratic Senator (and Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer. Yet during a panel...
  • The Media’s Saudi Hypocrisy Problem

    10/20/2018 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    >So in all the justifiable uproar over the apparent murder —  gruesome murder at that —  of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, over at Fox Howard Kurtz of Media Buzz has opened a window on an amazing liberal media/liberal Hollywood double-standard.  Kurtz’s headline: “A Reckoning for Those Who Take Dirty Saudi Oil Money.”    The liberal media is trashing President Trump for his insistence on getting the facts before taking action against Saudi Arabia. Not unlike the attacks on Bret Kavanaugh, there is an insistence in the liberal media (and elsewhere) to punish Saudi Arabia before there is an investigation...
  • How Obama Treated Slain Journalists

    10/20/2018 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | October 20, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    As facts are gathered concerning the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the foreign-policy implications are pondered by a liberal chattering class willing to blame President Trump when a sparrow falls from a tree, consider the reaction by President Barack Hussein Obama to the murder of journalists and the press treatment of a president who actually bowed to a Saudi king. President Trump’s caution against a rush to judgment concerning our Saudi allies has the press moaning that the condemnation of the Saudis is not coming fast enough or will not be harsh enough. Any reaction comes in the...
  • The Eponymous Reagan

    10/20/2018 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Craig Shirley
    I was honored several weeks ago to participate in a one-day conference on Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II sponsored by several organizations including the Polish National Federation, Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Institute of World Politics and the Reagan Institute of Washington, a branch of the Reagan Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, California. The conference was titled, “Ronald Reagan & Pope John Paul II. The Partnership that Changed the World.” And, change the world they did. Millions live in freedom, in economic prosperity, because these two men forged an alliance for progress; an alliance hated by...
  • The School District Consolidation Question

    10/20/2018 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Colin McNickle
    Indeed, there can be concrete benefits to consolidating local school districts in Pennsylvania. But operational concerns – contractual, economic and, to some, even parochial -- stand to trump any rush to future mergers, concludes a new analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. “Given past experience, consolidations in Pennsylvania seem very unlikely,” says Eric Montarti, research director at the Pittsburgh think tank (in Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 39). “(F)ew consolidations occur because there are deep-seated local objections and serious economic reasons for not pursuing” them. The commonwealth today has 500 public school districts. But 66 years ago, in...
  • What if the Republicans Win Everything Again?

    10/20/2018 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 137 replies
    The NewYork Times ^ | October 19,2018 | By David Leonhardt
    The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation. The loss of health insurance for several million people. New laws that make it harder to vote. More tax cuts for the rich. More damage to the environment. A Republican Party molded even more in the image of President Trump. These are among the plausible consequences if the Republicans sweep the midterm elections and keep control of both the House and Senate. And don’t fool yourself. That outcome, although not the most likely one, remains possible. The last couple of weeks of polling have shown how it could happen. Voters who lean Republican —...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome and Incivility at the U.N.

    10/20/2018 6:23:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Protesting Cuban and Bolivian diplomats shouted, chanted (“Cuba Si!-Bloqueo No!”) and banged their hands on desks at the United Nations on Tuesday to drown out the launch of a U.S. campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners…..“I have never in my life seen diplomats behave the way that the Cuban delegation did today. It was really shocking and disturbing…if the diplomats of this government (Cuba) behave this way, how do the police behave?"  U.S. envoy to the U.N. Economic and Social Council Kelley Currie told reporters."Holding the Cuban regime responsible for its human rights violations and supporting the Cuban people's aspirations...
  • Vote Against America, Vote Democrat

    10/20/2018 6:06:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    The midterms are coming up in a couple of weeks, in case you hadn't noticed. I'm living out here in California, but I'm sure the same thing is going on across the country. All the Democrats in federal and statewide races are not running for anything, they're all running against Donald Trump. It's a pretty desperate - and stupid - strategy by the Democrats that's based on their deranged hatred of President Trump. It hard to watch the Dems' illogic. To be against Trump means you have to be against lower income taxes, against an economy growing at 4.2 percent,...
  • Pennsylvania Families Are Thriving In The Trump Economy

    10/20/2018 5:48:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 20, 2018 | Madison Gisiotto
    The Trump economy is booming, and these benefits are helping Pittsburgh families big time.For far too long, families across the country faced an uncertain future. The so-called leaders of our nation were sending jobs and wealth overseas, leaving the American people to deal with economic decline and dependency. Even worse, draconian taxes and regulations meant that would-be entrepreneurs were held back by red tape.Resulting from President Trump’s tax cuts and deregulations, Pennsylvania has transformed into the perfect environment for business and labor demand. Those conditions have put more money back in the pockets of Pennsylvanians and have created more jobs...
  • 20 Key Races that Will Determine Which Party Controls the House of Representatives

    10/19/2018 10:22:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 19, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Breitbart News best guess estimate 18 days before the election is that there are a range of outcomes in which either party ends up with a majority in the House. In the best outcome for the Republicans, they win 14 of these remaining 20 toss-up races, and emerge with a narrow five vote margin over the Democrats when the 116th Congress convenes in January, 220 Republicans to 215 Democrats. In the best outcome for the Democrats, they run the table in these 20 “toss-up” races and end up with a 23 vote majority in the 116th Congress, 229 Democrats...
  • Election Day is just around the corner. I’m ready. Are you?

    10/19/2018 5:21:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Associ
    I’ll never forget the first time I voted.It was way back in the, ahem, 20th century. I remember how proud I was to finally carrying out my civic duty and vote. I actually decided before Election Day to be a volunteer on one of the campaigns.  A great man, Senator Frank Moss, had led the fight on so many issues I cared about: Medicare, Social Security, assistance for hospice care, money for special education. I signed up to help him.He’d been in the Senate for 18 years. His challenger’s platform was pretty much that 18 years was too long to serve...
  • August 2018: The U.S. is wrong about the Muslim Brotherhood — and the Arab world is suffering for it

    10/19/2018 3:41:17 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2018 | Jamal Khashoggi
    During the Obama presidency, the U.S. administration was wary of the Muslim Brotherhood, which had come to power in Egypt after the country’s first-ever free elections. Despite his declared support for democracy and change in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab Spring, then-President Barack Obama did not take a strong position and reject the coup against President-elect Mohamed Morsi. The coup, as we know, led to the military’s return to power in the largest Arab country — along with tyranny, repression, corruption and mismanagement. That is the conclusion that David D. Kirkpatrick arrives at in his excellent...
  • Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy [but they aren’t]

    10/19/2018 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT | Errin Haines Whack
    More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If it was an effort to take on Trump directly, it didn’t seem to work. The president continued his mocking references to her as “Pocahontas” and she managed to offend Native Americans who felt their heritage was being used as a political prop. […] As Democrats...
  • Warren Highlights the Danger of Racial Identity

    10/19/2018 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 19, 2018 | Mona Charen
    She was mocked as "Fauxcahontas" long before President Donald Trump began referring to her as "Pocahontas," and frankly, Sen. Elizabeth Warren invited the ridicule. She is a poster child for the pitfalls of basing identity on race, and reminds us of the many furies such self-definition can unleash. What people choose to call themselves shouldn't matter to outsiders. If I want to call myself a post-Jerseyite dog lover, no one would care - unless there is affirmative action for former Jersey residents who can't skip dog videos on Twitter. What made Elizabeth Warren infuriating is that she was gaming the...
  • Leftist Violence Natural Outgrowth of Authoritarian Ideology

    10/19/2018 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 19, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    What do you make of the leftist violence and anarchy all over the country lately? Is it just random and unrepresentative of the Democratic Party and the left as a whole? Or does it logically follow from what the left has become? In Portland, Oregon, in June, a leftist mob surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, barricading the exits and blocking the driveway. "Guards" patrolled the doors, trapping biohazard cleanup crew workers inside in stifling heat and with infernal odors. The agitators carried signs calling ICE employees Nazis and white supremacists. The Portland Police Bureau denied assistance...
  • A Long Way From the Arsenal of Democracy

    10/19/2018 5:51:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2018 | Peggy Noonan
    From Saudi arms sales to ‘Horseface,’ the weirdness of the Trump presidency never seems to let up. This may seem small, but I don’t think it is. I know it will seem old-fashioned. It has to do with a great nation’s sense of its own stature on the world stage. In the days after the apparent murder of the Saudi activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump was repeatedly pressed about the potential U.S. response if it turned out, as seemed likely, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the killing. Mr. Trump made it clear his first consideration was...
  • DNA Doesn't Define Who We Really Are

    10/19/2018 5:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | October 19, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's big reveal that she's got a little Native American DNA in her deserves all the mockery it's getting. But I just want to use it as an excuse to explain why I hate the way we talk about DNA and identity.Consider Kyle Merker. You've probably seen the commercial featuring his story. It begins with him declaring: "Growing up were German.""We danced in a German dance group," he continues. "We wore lederhosen." We then see him doing a little German dance in his lederhosen.Merker signed up for and noticed very few Germans in his family tree....