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  • What Republicans Don’t Get About the LGBT Movement

    05/29/2015 8:55:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal via Newsweek ^ | May 28, 2015 | Sean Fieler
    In less than two years, transgender rights have gone from a non-issue to non-negotiable in the Democratic Party. Rather than dismiss this change as a politically irrelevant story that belongs in the tabloids, Republicans should view it as a case study in the political power of principle. For it was principle, not a political campaign, that has advanced transgender rights so far so fast. If Republicans would likewise put principle before policy, they would not only have the power to win elections but also the power to bring America back into fidelity with our country’s founding vision.
  • The Bin Laden Papers Show Obama to be a Fool

    05/29/2015 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Larry Kelley
    Stephen Hayes and Tom Joscelyn recently reported that after four years of “fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays,” the intelligence community released a few documents (roughly 100) obtained in the raid which killed bin Laden. This number of documents now becoming public is far overdue and paltry, given that Tom Donilon, Obama’s then national security advisor, bragged days after the raid, that the collection was equivalent to a “small college library.” The extremely late and tiny release of what may be one million documents begs the question—what are they hiding? Hayes and Joscelyn go on to report that no less...
  • Should America be the World's Policeman? (5 min video)

    05/29/2015 7:31:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-25-15 | Bret Stephens
    Should America be the world's policeman? Does the world even need a policeman? Or would humanity be better off if America weren't the dominant military superpower? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and foreign affairs expert Bret Stephens weighs in.
  • Now the Post Office Wants to Be Your Bank

    05/29/2015 7:25:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Justin Sykes
    The economically beleaguered United States Postal Service (USPS) is now considering expanding from its core mission of delivering mail to providing banking services. What is concerning about this is that the USPS, which has proven financially incapable of keeping its head above water (even with a government backed monopoly and $18 billion in annual subsidies), could be putting taxpayers further on the hook for this new million if not billion dollar gamble. According to a white paper released this month titled The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services, USPS is assessing approaches it could take to offer financial services in...
  • Does a Young Rubio Frighten an Older Hillary?

    05/29/2015 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    The Grand Old Party suffers an embarrassment of riches, with a surplus of experienced candidates with formidable resumes. Hillary Clinton is an embarrassment with riches. She has lots of experiences, not all of them good. Many of the Republican wannabes have been on center stage in their home states for years, but none as long in the public eye as Hillary. She has moved from first lady in Arkansas to first lady in Washington to senator from New York to international flyer as secretary of state. But as Carly Fiorina described her last occupation, "flying is not an accomplishment; it's...
  • When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

    05/29/2015 7:06:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Patrick Michaels
    Day after day, year after year, the hole that climate scientists have buried themselves in gets deeper and deeper. The longer that they wait to admit their overheated forecasts were wrong, the more they are going to harm all of science. The story is told in a simple graph, the same one that University of Alabama’s John Christy presented to the House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15. The picture shows the remarkable disconnect between predicted global warming and the real world. The red line is the 5-year running average temperature change forecast, beginning in 1979, predicted by the...
  • Secularists vs. Suicide Bombers

    05/29/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. ... We can give them training, we can give them equipment; we obviously can't give them the will to fight." Thus did Defense Secretary Ash Carter identify the root cause of the rout of the Iraqi army in Ramadi. Disgusted U.S. military officers say the 1,000 ISIS fighters who overran Ramadi were outnumbered by the defenders 10 to 1. Why did the Iraqi army run? And what motivated the fighters of ISIS to attack a city whose defenders so vastly outnumbered them? According to battle reports,...
  • Obama Not Offended Enough by Anti-Semitism

    05/29/2015 6:24:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Mona Charen
    What to make of President Obama's interpretation of the Iranian leadership? Challenged by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg to account for the seeming inconsistency of relying on the rationality of a regime that holds a profoundly anti-Semitic worldview, the president denied that the "venomous anti-Semitism" (his words) of the mullahs is a barrier to rational decision making: "Well, the fact that you are anti-Semitic, or racist, doesn't preclude you from being interested in survival. It doesn't preclude you from being rational about the need to keep your economy afloat; it doesn't preclude you from making strategic decisions about how you stay...
  • Some Race Activists Are Harming Their Own Cause

    05/29/2015 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    There was a mostly minority-on-minority bloodbath in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, with 26 people shot and nine dead, and the main reaction we hear from the left is "racism." How do perpetual race activists ever expect to be viewed as credible when they react to every incident, irrespective of the facts, as racially motivated? Take Ferguson, Missouri, for example. Though a grand jury refused to return a criminal indictment against police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with what authorities concluded was his legally justifiable shooting of Michael Brown, racial activists continue to cite the tragedy as if it...
  • Absence of a Smoking Gun Doesn't Equate to Innocence

    05/29/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let's say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night. Now they see you driving his car and putting his suits and golf clubs up for sale on eBay. The police find your explanations implausible and contradictory, and then you tell the cops to direct all future questions to your lawyer. The good news is that you have fans. Some neighbors think you're the cat's pajamas. They...
  • Colleges and Universities Have Grown Bloated and Dysfunctional

    05/29/2015 5:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Michael Barone
    American colleges and universities, long thought to be the glory of the nation, are in more than a little trouble. I've written before of their shameful practices -- the racial quotas and preferences at selective schools (Harvard is being sued by Asian-American organizations), the kangaroo courts that try students accused of rape and sexual assault without legal representation or presumption of innocence, and speech codes that make campuses the least rather than the most free venues in American society. In following these policies, the burgeoning phalanxes of university and college administrators must systematically lie, insisting against all the evidence that...
  • Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge?

    05/29/2015 4:47:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    How many times have you heard President Obama and his minions pat themselves on the back for their noble "investments" in "roads and bridges"? Without government infrastructure spending, we're incessantly reminded, we wouldn't be able to conduct our daily business. "Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive," Vice President Joe Biden infamously asserted. "Private enterprise," he sneered, lags behind. As always, the Beltway narcissists have it backward. Without private enterprise and free-market visionaries, public infrastructure wouldn't exist. Take the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which...
  • The Left’s Reign of Terror Continues in Baltimore

    05/29/2015 4:26:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/29/15 | Matthew Vadum
    As Maryland’s largest city grieves for a mother and her 7-year-old son found shot to death, it is becoming clear that criminals emboldened by left-wingers are terrorizing the people of Baltimore like never before.The city’s radical, left-wing, thug-loving mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), has emasculated the local police she despises and abandoned her constituents by giving criminals a green light to do as they please. Police officers have been ordered not to do their jobs which is just as well because many of them are quite justifiably terrified of doing their jobs in the current environment. Mobs of as many as...
  • Schweikart Reviews Overdue Account of America’s True History

    05/29/2015 4:24:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | May 27, 2015 | Nancy Thorner
    The final Heartland Author Series event before The Heartland Institute moves its headquarters from One South Wacker Drive, #2740, to its new facility in Arlington Heights was held on Thursday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Featured was Larry Schweikart, who along with co-author Michael Allen, wrote the newly released 10th anniversary edition of “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement.” It is irrefutable that during past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism,...
  • Baltimore Has Descended Into A State Of Lawlessness – And More Cities Will Soon Follow

    05/29/2015 4:09:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 77 replies
    World View Weekend ^ | 5/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Did you really think that Baltimore would return to normal after everything that has happened? On Thursday, a mother and her 7-year-old son were both shot in the head in a double murder that has shocked the entire nation. Police believe that the son may have been shot in order to prevent him from identifying the individual that shot his mother. So is this what America is turning into? A place where 7-year-old kids are executed in cold blood? That mother and son were the 37th and 38th murder victims in the city of Baltimore so far this month. That...
  • Erdogan vs. the New York Times, and Democracy

    05/29/2015 4:06:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 5/28/15 | Abigail R. Esman
    For 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to impose his Islamist vision on Turkey's proud secular democracy, reshaping the country into a neo-Ottoman republic. His success can be credited in no small measure to his manipulation and intimidation of the press, and the occasional censorship of social media and the Internet overall. Now, in a gesture that betrays either Islamist imperialism, sheer ignorance of Western democracy, or both, Turkey's president and former prime minister is expanding his reach, raising his fist – and, he hopes, his influence – at the West, using the New York Times as his target.Infuriated...
  • Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration

    05/29/2015 3:17:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/15 | Ian Smith
    A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel’s lone Obama appointee. Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of “prosecutorial discretion”: an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation’s southern border. The “essential point of disagreement” that...
  • Islamic Jizya: Fact and Fiction

    05/29/2015 3:06:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/29/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Return of JizyaMuslim demands for non-Muslim “infidels” to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of “tolerance” in Islam.In the video where the Islamic State slaughters some 30 Christian Ethiopians in Libya last April, the spokesman repeatedly pointed out that payment of jizya (which the impoverished Ethiopian migrant workers could not render, nor the 21 Copts before them) is the only way for Christians around the world to safeguard their lives: But whoever refuses [to pay jizya] will...
  • Chemical Warfare in Syria Continues, Unpunished

    05/28/2015 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Elliot Abrams
    In September 2013, the Obama administration congratulated itself on an agreement, brokered by Russia, that supposedly ended the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. For the killings by using sarin gas, Syria’s president Assad was not punished in any way, but he was supposedly going to turn over all his CW and the possibility of a recurrence was thus ended. President Obama said this: "I welcome the progress made between the United States and Russia through our talks in Geneva, which represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so that...
  • Climate Change: Mr. Obama, 97 percent of Experts is a Bogus Number

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | May 28, 2015 | Richard Tol
    Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: Climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. President Obama tweeted that, and it has been repeated by countless others. It is tempting for a politician to claim that 97 percent of experts agree with you. But do they? The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by Australian John Cook, Climate Communications Fellow for the Global change Institute at the University of Queensland, and his colleagues, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters in May, 2013. The paper says nothing about the would-be dangers of climate change and it counts the number of...
  • How Can This Happen in San Francisco?

    05/28/2015 4:05:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Somebody needs to help me understand this. "Black Women in San Francisco Arrested Way More Often Than White Women, Report Shows -- Black women in San Francisco are disproportionately arrested compared with their white counterparts, according to a new analysis of state arrest data from the Center on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Black women represent 5.8% of the city’s female population, but accounted for --" are you ready? "-- 45.5% of all female arrests in 2013." Now, they've got my mind trained on this kind of stuff. So when I see, for example, a story that shows the black...
  • They're Worried Silly Over Mrs. Clinton

    05/28/2015 3:58:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mrs. Clinton, much as I try to relegate Mrs. Clinton to the outer regions of this program, it's becoming more and more difficult because she just keeps forcing her way. I mean, she does things that we just can't ignore. Things happen with Hillary and Bill Clinton that we in good conscience just can't ignore. But one of the latest is we've learned that the Clinton Crime Family Foundation has been paying Sidney Blumenthal $10,000 a month to go out and do their dirty work. In and of itself it's not a big deal, but when you add it...
  • Hillary Clinton’s not like the rest of us? Good!

    05/28/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 5 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | ‎May‎ ‎28‎, ‎2015 | Matt Bai
    After more than 200 years of contributing pretty much nothing to American democracy other than some inspired ice cream and a buffer against Canadian aggression, Vermont has apparently decided that once a decade it should send out some scrappy, leftist presidential candidate who will take it to the elitist Democratic establishment. This time it’s Bernie Sanders’s turn. In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood this week, Sanders assailed the party’s presumed nominee, Hillary Clinton, for having accumulated the kind of wealth that can “isolate you from the reality of the world.” He said she probably spent hundreds of dollars on...
  • Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth

    05/28/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2015 | Stephen Barr and Dermott Mullan
    Last week NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, after a voyage of about eight years, captured incredible video of two bright spots on Ceres. Ceres has an interesting history, labeled for decades a planet, then an asteroid (or minor planet), and most recently a dwarf planet, a category that includes another erstwhile planet, Pluto. Ceres was discovered through the dedication of a Catholic priest, Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826), who obtained the best astronomical instruments of his day, and positioned them where they could be used to best effect. When he was 19, Piazzi joined the Theatine Order of clerics, which supported his doctoral studies...
  • One Step Closer to Government-Run Health Care -- And You Pay for All of It

    05/28/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I told you, folks. You know, I hate to come here with this know-it-all attitude. I don't mean to portray that. But, I mean, this is a giant nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, see, I told you so. And it's not something difficult to predict. All it took was the courage to do so. In fact, the first time I made this prediction goes all the way back to Hillarycare. Back in 1993-1994, I made the prediction, a prediction based on what the whole purpose, the real long-term purpose of Hillarycare was, and I made the same prediction again once Obamacare surfaced. And...
  • CRB Killed the Radio Star

    05/28/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    It’s the Buggles and 1979 all over again. Except this time it’s not video killing the radio star, it’s the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatening to kill Internet radio. “I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two Lying awake intent at tuning in on you If I was young it didn't stop you coming through” Why does it matter? Well, as my teenage daughters made clear to me over the holiday weekend, their favorite Internet radio platform is with them all the time, wherever they go, on whatever device. Don’t mess with their music. After church this past...
  • Conservative Christians Miscount

    05/28/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I don't care how popular the Duggar family and their TLC reality show "19 Kids & Counting" is with Christian conservatives. I don't care how many Republican presidential hopefuls Josh Duggar posed with in Iowa, or how important his celebrity was to the Family Research Council, the conservative Christian lobbying group. When the Duggar family's oldest son admitted he had molested and fondled five little girls - including some of his own sisters - when he was 14, it was time for conservative Christians to hold Josh and the Duggar family accountable for their actions. Most didn't. Also, I...
  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • A Modest Proposal for Education Reform

    05/28/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Before he passed away recently, John M. Templeton, the distinguished physician and philanthropist, questioned: "Should we tolerate a public educational system with its entrenched self-interest which virtually every inner-city parent knows is destroying any hope or possibility of their children achieving meaningful opportunity in a 21st-century economy?" A growing number of parents say no. Now critics of the public school system are coming forward with alternatives to it, and many of them are parents, often parents of disadvantaged students, usually parents that fear for the fate of their children in schools in the inner city. Stephen Moore, an...
  • The Costs of a $15 Minimum Wage

    05/28/2015 11:15:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    In the 1970s, when oil prices jumped, most liberals embraced a simple solution: price controls. It should be illegal, they thought, to sell oil or gasoline for more than a certain amount. Americans should be able to drive without being fleeced by oil companies and foreign governments. The impulse was understandable. Gasoline is an essential commodity for most people. When the cost rises, it imposes a heavy burden on consumers, most of whom have few transportation options. In 1971, in an attempt to tame inflation, Republican President Richard Nixon imposed controls on almost all prices. By 1974, he had lifted...
  • Condi Isn't Running: Get Over It

    05/28/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of my ongoing political passions is the California US Senate race. For the greater part of my life, I have lived in a state languishing under two of the more liberal and/or worst US Senators in modern history. Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator by a few months, won her latest reelection by 30 points. She had deftly refused to debate her last opponent, arrogantly confiding to one reporter: “I’m running my own campaign.” Feinstein is barely tolerable compared to her ultra-liberal, retiring counterpart. Junior US Senator Barbara Boxer, a progressive figurehead, claimed that a “baby is a baby when...
  • Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Wear Uniforms

    05/28/2015 10:34:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Matt Towery
    That's the real message, isn't it? Whether it's the young man or woman who chooses to join one of our military branches or anyone who decides to protect us from harm locally as police or sheriffs or deputies, it's becoming increasingly clear that wearing a uniform makes you a target in today's America. This isn't about the relatively few police officers who knowingly do wrong. Nor is it about past military incursions. The issue at hand is a growing sentiment among an increasing number of Americans that anyone in a uniform is not to be trusted or given a...
  • Ruthless Trials Show Iran Can't Be Trusted

    05/28/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it's not that we live with the police in our head. You know?" Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian -- who is a dual Iranian-American citizen raised in California -- for CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" in 2014. Bourdain offered that the Iranians he met were super-friendly people with a strong sense of hospitality. Rezaian now has police in his head. Six weeks after the...
  • Conservatism 101: Who is Really a Conservative?

    05/28/2015 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Most Americans, including most Republicans, do not understand what “conservative” philosophy, principles, and policies are. Merriam-Webster defines conservative as “believing in the philosophy of conservatism,” which it defines as “belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society; dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area.” However, this definition is wrong. The root of conservatism lies in the concept of “ordered liberty” and the fundamental truth that human rights are God-given, not man-made and that individual liberty and freedom are birthrights. Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president—perhaps the most conservative president of the last century—emphasized...
  • Commander in Chief's Job is National Defense, Not Climate Change

    05/28/2015 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Star Parker
    A front-page headline in the Wall Street Journal screams out: "Islamic State's Gains Reveal New Prowess on the Battlefield." The article discusses how the Islamic State recently captured Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq. The Islamic State victory, according to the report, involved the execution of a complex battle plan "that outwitted a greater force of Iraqi troops as well as the much lauded U.S.-trained special-operations force known as the Golden Division." Flipping to the editorial page, an opinion piece discusses the increasing dominance of Russia, Iran and China in their parts of the world "as the U.S....
  • WORK, WORK, WORK v VOTE, VOTE, VOTE

    05/28/2015 8:16:31 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/28/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    The other night on the TV news they did a montage of commencement addresses. Various bigwigs in various robes at various lecterns giving pretty much the same message. At least most of them. Live your dreams, do your best, find your joy, give back. Stuff like that. It was all very nice and probably very quickly forgotten by new graduates who understandably are pretty distracted. But two snippets grabbed me, for their simplicity and their difference. In both, the speaker repeated one word three times. It wasn’t the same word, but it was the same emphasis. One came from television...
  • Unions Now Want An Exemption From The Minimum Wage Hike They Pushed

    05/28/2015 6:21:20 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/27/2015 | John Merline
    Those who think the minimum wage doesn't cost jobs might want to have a chat with unions in Los Angeles.
  • As ObamaCare Premiums Spiral, Dems Push Costly New Mandates

    05/28/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/27/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Looks like ObamaCare premiums will skyrocket for many next year. So what do Democrats propose? New insurance mandates that will drive premiums up even higher. Which one is the stupid party again?
  • All Gave Some, Some Gave All -- Memorial Day Salute

    05/28/2015 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Larry Elder
    On November 11, 2011, Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal for the 20,000 black Marines of Montford Point, the first blacks to serve as Marines. I write about Staff Sgt. Elder -- and my struggle to understand him -- in my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son." On August 13, 2013, Col. Jason Bohm, commander, "Fighting 5th," United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, made the following remarks: "We are honored that you joined us today to recognize the service of one of our own, Staff Sgt. Randolph Elder. ... "In the days leading up to World War II,...
  • Some Lives Matter

    05/28/2015 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    History will be much kinder to the Obama years than it should be, but only because the historians who write about them most likely will be sycophantic progressives unwilling or unable to admit their belief system is a failure. Books will be cooked, data will be cherry picked, and the Obama years will be an oasis after the hell that was the Bush years. In reality, the Obama years will be what may end up being the greatest missed opportunity of the last 50 years. The opportunities missed weren’t economic – President Obama’s rigid adherence to his progressive ideology could...
  • Knocking On War's Door

    05/28/2015 5:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 201 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For a time, reset, concessions and appeasement work to delay wars. But finally, nations wake up, grasp their blunders, rearm and face down enemies. That gets dangerous. The shocked aggressors cannot quite believe that their targets are suddenly serious and willing to punch back. Usually, the bullies foolishly press aggression, and war breaks out. It was insane of Nazi Germany and its Axis partners to even imagine that they could defeat the Allied trio of Imperial Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States. But why not try? Hitler figured that for a decade America had been unarmed and isolationist....
  • The Value of Awe

    05/28/2015 5:08:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 201 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Selfies, followers, likes and the fascination with celebrity anythings (chefs, decorators, stylists, authors, etc.) are just a few of the ways that today's society focuses attention on individuals. It's not enough to be a great chef -- it's better to be a celebrity chef. It's not enough to participate in an event -- it's better to snap a selfie of yourself at the event and then post it online for all to see. This increasing focus on individuals can be seen to increase the potential for narcissism, which the online dictionary defines as "the inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love;...
  • Pro-Crime Policies Work

    05/28/2015 4:51:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pro-Crime Policies WorkPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 28, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.Despite a generation in which radical anti-crime policies such as enforcing the law and locking up criminals slashed murder rates, there’s still plenty of debate over whether anti-crime policies work.But no one can argue over whether pro-crime policies work.108 people were shot in New York, Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Many of the casualties were saved from that terrible “school-to-prison...
  • From dream to nightmare as Obama’s immigration scheme backfires

    05/28/2015 1:54:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Hope soared for almost 5 million undocumented immigrants when President Obama announced last year that he would unilaterally spare them deportation and bestow work authorizations. It was too good to be true. Federal courts have blocked Obama from making good on his decree, with all signs suggesting that his plan will remain legally dead for the remainder of his presidency. Worse, by high-handedly claiming authority, he infuriated congressional Republicans and doomed any hope of even piecemeal immigration reform.
  • The 7 Reasons Scott Walker Should Get the Republican Nomination for President

    05/28/2015 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | Scott Ott
    [Note from Scott Ott: The presidential primary process doesn't help us to decide who's qualified to bear the party standard, and to serve as chief executive, but rather who’s disqualified. It’s just our way of crushing the hopes and dreams of anyone who dares poke head from hole. Because you already know all of the reasons why every candidate, and potential candidate, has no right to expect the nomination, I'm going to write an utterly one-sided series on why each one should get it. If you’re concerned that I’m not providing fair and balanced analysis, I’m sure the folks in...
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • The Brownshirts of Our Time [liberal intolerance]

    05/27/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    On Saturday evening, November 8, 2003, I addressed a free-standing feminist “networking” conference of mainly African-American and Hispanic-American women at Barnard College. The conference was sponsored by WERISE (Women Empowered through Revolutionary Ideas Supporting Enterprise), which was described as a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary organization for women in the arts. The women ranged in age from 20 to 65 and were dressed in corporate business suits, colorful African and ethnic attire, and youthful jeans. A few days before the conference one of the organizers asked me about my most recent book and I told her it was The New...
  • Clyburn Warns: Be Very, Very Careful

    05/27/2015 3:04:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned that James Clyburn, the former head honcho, the Congressional Black Caucasians in the House of Representatives, he was on the Voice of America last Friday. The correspondent there, Cindy Saine interviewed James Clyburn. He's a Democrat, South Carolina. And they were talking about Obama's nuke deal with Iran. And the correspondent said, "Are you in favor of the nuclear deal with Iran and the right of Congress to review it?" CLYBURN: I will say to my friends, be very, very careful how you treat this president because the turnabout is fair play. And I think that this...
  • Liberals Fear Courts Could Overturn Obama's Legacy

    05/27/2015 2:59:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Got these two stories here. One is in the Washington Post, and the other is in The Politico, and they're almost identical. "Supreme Court Ruling Puts Obama's Immigration Legacy in Jeopardy." That's The Politico. The Washington Post: "President Obama's Legacy is Increasingly in Legal Jeopardy." Is this not amazing? Two wholly different, separate news companies have lead stories with almost identical headlines and the same premise. Sorry, narrative. And the narrative is that that hayseed judge in Texas, that Hanen, and these three judges at it Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals who upheld that stupid hayseed judge in Texas,...
  • You Better Listen to What Marco Rubio Is Saying About the Assault on Christianity

    05/27/2015 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is the Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN, chief political correspondent David Brody interviewing Marco Rubio late yesterday. Question: "Does your deep faith drive public policy decisions on social issues like traditional marriage." RUBIO: We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech, because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater. So what's the next step after that? after they're done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity,...