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  • WashPost Poll Story Hides Ugly Truth: Trump Still Beats Clinton, 43 Percent to 40

    04/23/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | April 23, 2017 | Tim Graham
    Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner had the eagle eye in his take on Sunday’s Washington Post. The headline at the top of the front page was “Trump polls at record lows” and the subheadline (all caps) was “LEAST POPULAR PRESIDENT IN MODERN TIMES.” That’s a little inaccurate, leaves out “at the 100 days mark.” But the Post dramatically submerged a comparison of just how unpopular Trump was: He still beats Hillary Clinton in a 2017 matchup. That didn't emerge until the second-to-last paragraph of a long story that traveled to page A-14. The headline on that page was "Among...
  • Late Walsh O'Beirne RIP

    04/23/2017 1:12:05 PM PDT · by John W · 12 replies
    national ^ | April 23, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kate OBeirne was part of National Reviews world before she joined the staff. When she became the magazines Washington editor in 1995 her resume already included stints at Senator Jim Buckleys office, the Reagan administration, and the Heritage Foundation. She served NR in that position for eleven years and then became president of National Review Institute for six more.
  • United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Womens Rights Commission

    04/23/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Electing Saudi Arabia to the Womens Rights Commission is akin to electing Adolf Hitler to head the Commission on Antisemitism. Madness, misogyny and Islamic supremacism on the march.
  • The Outrages of Sharia

    04/23/2017 8:29:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | April 23, 2017 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As sharia continues to make inroads in America and Europe, we should take heed of Ralph Waldo Emerson who once wrote: "[w]e began well. No inquisition here. No kings, no nobles. No dominant church here, heresy has lost its terror." If only that founding reality of the American experience were understood by those who foolishly claim tolerance and acceptance for sharia law in this country -- sadly, it is not. The fact is, sharia is well entrenched in the Middle East and creeping forward to the West. The charge of heresy is imposed on any who would counter its mandates....
  • So Much Marching Going On

    04/23/2017 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | April 23, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    Today is the scheduled date for the French election. Darned if I or anyone can say how it will turn out, though I think our President is right -- the attack on three policemen on the Champs-lyses would certainly seem to boost the chances of Marine le Pen. Of course, I could be wrong, and Barack Obamas apparent favorite Emmanuel Macron, who says terrorism will be a fact of daily life that his countrymen will just have to get used to, will appeal to enough suicidal Frenchmen to carry the day. March for ScienceOn Saturday, crowds at the laughably titled...
  • Trump's Artful Egyptian Deal

    04/23/2017 7:36:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    With the release of an American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who was unjustly imprisoned in an Egyptian prison for three years, President Trumps innovative approach to the Middle East has been vindicated. For weeks, Trump administration officials had been working behind the scenes to secure the release of Ms. Hijazi, her husband and four other humanitarian aid workers. The administration was working to fulfill President Trumps directive to bring the group back home to the United States. The negotiations paid off on Thursday when all criminal charges were dropped and the Americans were given permission to leave Egypt and return...
  • Winning in the Polls, Not in Governing

    04/23/2017 7:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 23, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Were Democrats the sole cause of our governmental problems, solutions would now be underway. Republicans control all three branches of the federal government. And yet neither Utopia nor common-sense “good government” are on track.At the state level, Republican dominance has set the country’s all-time high-water mark. The Grand Old Party controls more governorships, 32, than at any time since 1922, nearly a century ago. Furthermore, Republicans enjoy the majority in a whopping 67 state legislative chambers out of 99 total — the most ever for one party. In 32 states, the GOP controls both chambers in the legislature and, in...
  • Johnny Depp's Anti-Death Penalty Protesting Would Not Be Endorsed by His Hero, Che

    04/23/2017 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 23, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Johnny Depp (who idolizes mass-executioner Che Guevara) protests capital punishment in Arkansas!“LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Johnny Depp joined death-penalty opponents gathered on the front steps of Arkansas' Capitol here Friday to protest the state's plan to execute seven inmates before the end of the month.”In this week’s “you can’t possibly make this stuff up!” department Hollywood’s “intellectual heavyweight” Johnny Depp showed up in Arkansas to protest the state’s death penalty.This probably strikes some folks as a perfectly well-intentioned and reasonable humanitarian endeavor. Problem is, this same Johnny Depp has made a career of idolizing the mass- murderer and war-monger Ernesto...
  • While MSM Focuses on Insignificant Alt-Right, They Should Be All Over the Black Bloc

    04/23/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | Aprilm 23, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    As a regular reader, you would know that after the election I spent some time investigating the Alt-Right which was supposedly a major force in the Trump election.  My column put a damper on the relevance of this group despite all the hoopla.  Since the election, the Black Bloc has become a major disrupter in our country yet it is barely written or spoken about.A friend asked me if I was aware of the group which in itself speaks volumes. The group traces its roots back to Europe during the 1980s.  It had its most pronounced debut in the United States during...
  • Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?

    04/23/2017 5:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | April 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Theres an important lesson for conservatives in the news this week, if theyre willing to learn from it. Appeasement always fails. Always. Throughout history people have been desperate to avoid conflict. Many are willing to do anything to stave off a fight. In politics it is no different. Corporations have spent untold millions in donations to radical environmental groups or hustlers such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the hope of buying some goodwill should any unexpected controversy arise. Its never worked. When something went wrong, as it always does, or some controversy (real or contrived) breaks, the very...
  • How Liberals Are Poisoning The Minds Of Young Americans

    04/23/2017 4:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | Aprilm 23, 2017 | John Hawkins
    “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”—C.S. Lewis “An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.” — Eric HofferOur kids are no longer taught about patriotism, morality, honor or self-reliance. They’re not taught economics. They’re not taught about the Constitution. The boys aren’t taught to be men and the girls aren’t taught to be women. In fact, if you find kids who know anything about these subjects, it...
  • And Now, Heres Your Right-Wing Podcast Host: Chuck Woolery!

    04/22/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 23, 2017 | BROOKS BARNES
    There was one time this was 20 years ago when I went into Cedars-Sinai for a four-way bypass, Mr. Woolery said. I remember that Bruce and Kris Jenner were the first people in to see me. Thats true! Back when Bruce was Bruce. Anyway, the doctors were just ready to put me under anesthesia, and I suddenly shouted: Im the only conservative in Southern California. If I die, somebody has to vote for Bob Dole!
  • Politics Disguised as Science: When to Doubt a Scientific Consensus

    04/22/2017 2:38:17 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 39 replies
    The Stream ^ | Jay Richards
    This weeks March for Science is odd. Marches are usually held to defend something thats in peril. Does anyone really think big science is in danger? The mere fact that the March was scheduled for Earth Day betrays what the event is really about: politics. The organizers admitted as much early on, though theyre now busy trying to cover the event in sciencey camouflage. If past is prologue, expect to hear a lot about the supposed consensus on catastrophic climate change this week. The purpose of this claim is to shut up skeptical non-scientists. How should non-scientists respond when told...
  • How our nation's immigrants can fund American infrastructure

    04/22/2017 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2017 | Michael Halloran
    We may be about to fund sorely-needed American infrastructure projects at no cost to taxpayers while simultaneously showcasing one approach to merit-based immigration. Next week, Congress is expected to advance a bill to extend the EB-5 program, which grants residency to investors committing $500,000 to $1 million to approved development projects that subsequently create full-time jobs. While the program has had a long history of job creation, of late it has demonstrated its capacity for bringing in new dollars to fund pivotal infrastructure developments as well. Recently, for instance, the EB-5 program has funded the expansion of Seagirt Marine Terminal...
  • 13 Most Ridiculous Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970

    04/22/2017 11:16:46 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 121 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 4/21/2017 | Jon Gabriel
    Saturday is Earth Day an annual event first launched on April 22, 1970. The inaugural festivities (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded. Sound familiar? Behold the coming apocalypse, as predicted on and around Earth Day, 1970: Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind. Harvard biologist George WaldWe are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation....
  • When Bill O'Reilly Fought for Kate Steinle

    04/22/2017 10:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Fox news icon Bill OReilly, arguably the man who propelled Fox News into media dominance, has folded his tent under duress and slipped away under the cloud of multiple charges of sexual harassment. He is the latest conservative target of a liberal left that also targeted the likes of Herman Cain and even Donald Trump himself while excusing arguably the greatest sexual predator to hold a position of power, one William Jefferson Clinton. Clinton could skate on multiple credible charges of sexual abuse and even a credible charge of rape by Juanita Broaddrick. The lefts argument then was that that...
  • I Was Fake News before Fake News Was Cool

    04/22/2017 10:25:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ted Noel, MD
    On March 26, CBS aired a 60 Minutes story on "Fake News." Within that story was a two minute plus segment with Mike Cernovich of Scott Pelley declared that Cernovich had published "stories with no basis in fact" that were "categorically false." Prominently featured was a story "by a retired anesthesiologist in Florida who never examined Hillary Clinton" that said "she has Parkinson's Disease." I am that anesthesiologist. And it's true that I have not examined Mrs. Clinton. But the diagnosis of Parkinson's is based in observation, not examination, and 60 Minutes wasn't interested in that fact. 60 Minutes...
  • Why The H-1B Visa Racket Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed

    04/22/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Billionaire businessman Marc Cuban insists that the H-1B visa racket is a feature of the vaunted American free market. This is nonsense on stilts. It can't go unchallenged.Another billionaire, our president, has ordered that the H-1B program be reformed. This, too, is disappointing. You'll see why.First, let's correct Mr. Cuban: America has not a free economy, but a mixed-economy. State and markets are intertwined. Trade, including trade in labor, is not free; it's regulated to the hilt. If anything, the labyrinth of work visas is an example of a fascistic government-business cartel in operation.The H-1B permit, in particular, is part...
  • Green Energy Poverty Week

    04/22/2017 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 22, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    April 22 is Earth Day, the March for Science and Lenins birthday (which many say is appropriate, since environmentalism is now green on the outside and red, anti-free enterprise on the inside). April 29 will feature the Peoples Climate March.The Climate March website says these forces of The Resistance intend to show President Trump they will fight his hated energy agenda every step of the way. Science March organizers say they wont tolerate anyone who tries to skew, ignore, misuse or interfere with science.After eight years of government policies that killed jobs and economic growth and skewed, ignored, misused,...
  • Cruel to Be Kind

    04/22/2017 6:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | April 21, 20167 | Mike Adams
    Several years ago, a feminist professor told me that she had decided to abort her child because it was the compassionate thing to do. Those were her exact words and she was serious. At the time, I thought she must have suffered a severe intellectual hernia from the strain required to declare an act of dismemberment to be an act of kindness. Since then I have realized that this was more than just an isolated instance of intellectual constipation. Disguising acts of cruelty as acts of kindness is a feature of virtually every policy position of the secular progressive left....