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  • Tom Perez: ‘White People NOT Entitled to Protection Under Voting Rights Act’

    02/26/2017 8:22:09 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saaverda
    New DNC Chair, Tom Perez, fits right in with the values of the Democratic party, especially when it comes to victimizing minorities and labeling white people as privileged. An investigation into Perez revealed extreme views he holds according to A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division conducted by the Office of the Inspector General Oversight and Review Division in March of 2013. Perez told investigators that white people were not entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Ben Shapiro: When the Enemy of Your Enemy Is — Your Enemy

    02/22/2017 10:40:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Ideas and values should matter more than tribal identity... Unfortunately, many conservatives have embraced this sort of binary thinking: If it angers the Left, it must be virtuous. Undoubtedly, that's a crude shorthand for political thinking. It means you never have to check the ideas of the speaker, you merely have to check how people respond to him. That's dangerous. It leads to supporting bad policies and bad men. The enemy of your enemy isn't always your friend. Sometimes he's your enemy. Sometimes he's just a dude sitting there minding his own business... The logic of "if he melts snowflakes,...
  • The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:55:41 AM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | February 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The End Of Identity PoliticsWho are we? asked the liberal social scientist Samuel Huntington over a decade ago in a well-reasoned but controversial book. Huntington feared the institutionalization of what Theodore Roosevelt a century earlier had called “hyphenated Americans.” A “hyphenated American,” Roosevelt scoffed, “is not an American at all.” And 30 years ago, another progressive stalwart and American historian Arthur Schlesinger argued in his book The Disuniting of America that identity politics were tearing apart the cohesion of the United States. What alarmed these liberals was the long and unhappy history of racial, religious, and ethnic chauvinism, and...
  • President Trump Vs. Identity Politics

    01/16/2017 11:12:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Jim O'Neill
    President Trump will give Identity Politics short shrift I read recently that some white females who originally helped organize “The Women’s March” protesting President Elect Trump’s Inauguration in Washington DC, have dropped out due to blowback over their “white privilege.” Hmm…that got me to thinking. What if the black women who replace the white women get pushed out by transgender “women” protesting the black women’s cisgender parochial pathology? And the transgender “women” in turn get pushed out by post-post-post feminism feminists upset by patriarchal appropriation of their gender? No doubt some irate SJWs will raise hell because directions to the...
  • The University of No Characteristics Whatsoever

    01/03/2017 5:20:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Dear Professor Meinhold, Members of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee: It has been several weeks since I published my column “My Faculty Values and Your White Privilege” on Townhall.com. In that column, which I have linked here, I warned you about the dangers of a resolution you passed condemning faculty members for publicly commenting on the demographic characteristics of students. I specifically enumerated five problems with your statement, which was an overreaction to a free speech controversy involving a faculty member (yours truly). The problems I enumerated demonstrated that your committee did not think matters through before passing the emotionally...
  • Democrats fret over identity politics in Trump era

    12/31/2016 9:19:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/30/2016
    Donald Trump’s White House victory, fueled in part by nativist rhetoric, has exposed schisms over race in the Democratic Party, as minority lawmakers worry the party will abandon its diverse constituency in the hunt to win back working-class whites. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the former head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and activists who work with both groups cautioned in interviews against turning away from the coalition that helped President Obama win two terms. “By focusing in on, primarily, the white middle and working class, and by taking for granted the black working class or the black...
  • UW Funding in Jeopardy Over 'The Problem of Whiteness' Course

    12/22/2016 9:51:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:35 PM | Cathy Burke
    GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are reportedly threatening to block additional state funding unless a new course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, called “The Problem of Whiteness” is canceled. State Rep. Dave Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he has told his staff to pore over university course offerings to make sure “they’re legit.” “We are adding to the polarization of the races in our state,” Murphy told the newspaper about the course. Murphy planned to push for more funding for the UW system in the next state budget, but said he would rethink that support if the university chose to...
  • Here’s Why Democrats Must Not Abandon Identity Politics

    12/22/2016 8:45:15 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 20 Dec, 2016 | Craig Mills
    It’s all the rage now: Dump on multiculturalism and identity. But identities are vitally important in motivating voters. And besides, white people have them, too. Since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, the victors and the vanquished have disparaged identity politics—coded language for multiculturalism. Most notably, in a New York Times op-ed, Mark Lilla argued, in part, that Democrats are so enmeshed in linguistic minutiae they can’t develop effective messaging. Predictably, Democrats are apoplectically tripping over one another to distance themselves from the term, a core tenet of the party. (Hearing Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio use Obama’s word “shellacked”...
  • ABC Election Night Coverage: LZ Granderson...uh, what we he doing on that couch?

    12/09/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    youtube/ABC "news" ^ | 12/9/16 | sff
    The long-awaited 2016 election day is finally here, and it could be a historic one for a number of different reasons. The United States could elect its first female president Hillary Clinton; Republicans could take back the White House with Donald Trump after two terms of Democratic control; there could be record voter turnout and the leading campaign election night parties will both be in New York.
  • Greenfield: Did Identity Politics Doom Dems?

    11/24/2016 3:44:09 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Did Identity Politics Doom the Dems? The survival of the Democrats rests on immigration. November 24, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The specter of identity politics is haunting the left. It shows up at teary-eyed election parties in Berkeley, debates over craft beers in Williamsburg and the editorial pages of the big opinion shaper papers. No less an icon of the left than Bernie Sanders has been grumbling that his movement needs to reconnect with working people again. He even tentatively denounced identity...
  • Ex-Sanders aide: 'We don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now'

    11/24/2016 1:03:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 2:35 PM ET, Wed November 23, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The next Democratic National Committee leader needs to reflect the diversity of America, said Symone Sanders, former press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and a CNN contributor. “In my opinion, we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” she told CNN’s Brianna Keilar Wednesday on Wolf. “The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC,” Sanders added. […] Sanders, a black...
  • Queen’s University stage production scrapped over ‘oppressive’ choice of white woman to play Othello

    11/05/2016 6:05:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | November 5, 2016 | Graeme Hamilton
    A Queen’s University student theatre company has cancelled a production of Shakespeare’s Othello set to open this month following an outcry over the decision to cast a white woman in the title role of a black man. “For the safety and mental health of our entire team we unfortunately feel the need to suspend our production of Othello,” the artistic directors wrote on Facebook Wednesday. They subsequently apologized to the Kingston, Ont., university’s black community for what they called an “oppressive” artistic decision. After September auditions, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre made what its directors acknowledged was a risky decision: Lauren Broadhurst,...
  • Dem Strategist: Clinton Should Be In Panic Mode Over Enthusiasm Gap With Black Voters

    11/01/2016 10:25:34 PM PDT · by Hadean · 39 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Leslie Wimes, the president of the Democratic African-American women's caucus, joins MSNBC's Hallie Jackson to discuss the Clinton campaign being in "panic mode" about low voter enthusiasm in the black community. WIMES: When I said that in September that the enthusiasm level for African-Americans as far as Hillary Clinton's campaign was not there, I was right. They were wrong. They didn't want anyone to know they were in panic mode. HALLIE JACKSON, MSNBC: There is nothing she can do? WIMES: Oh, no. It's over now as far as the African-American community is concerned. She had time back then to get...
  • Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe

    08/09/2016 8:25:09 PM PDT · by ncfool · 63 replies
    Federalist papers ^ | August 9,2016 | C.E Dyer
    Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe” / US / Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe” American Olympian fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, is a Muslim and the first American to compete in an Olympic games wearing a Hijab. The left loves their identity politics and firsts, even if their first involves a highly controversial symbol that many in the west see as anathema to western culture and women’s rights. To liberals, as long as it’s anti-Christian or anti-American, it’s good to go. The Independent Journal reported, via The Daily Beast that Muhammad not only...
  • Why Demographics Don’t Favor the Democrats

    08/09/2016 8:53:42 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | Josh Gelernter
    When was the last time someone talked seriously about courting the Italian vote, or the Irish, in a national election? Kennedy–Nixon in 1960? “Italian” and “Irish” are no longer considered in pollsters’ demography. They melted into a pre-existing electoral block, ineptly called “white voters.” Pollsters talk a lot about the “white vote” — but what they really mean is the Italian-Irish-Polish-Hungarian-Romanian-Jewish-Russian-Swedish-Norwegian-French-Dutch-Scottish-Welsh-English vote. That’s the nature of the American melting pot. And before too long, that ethnically indistinct pot will include Latin-Americans too — Latin-Americans being the immigrant group that, after WW2, supplanted Italians as the largest. I don’t buy the...
  • Rio and the Joys of Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

    07/09/2016 12:35:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Who knows how liberals come up with wonderful ideas like Multiculturalism and Identity Politics I recently read about how early-arriving Olympic contestants in Brazil are complaining about the condition of the waters they train by and in—oil slicks, the odd body part, mosquitoes, “superbugs” and such—picky, picky, picky. It struck me how opposed to the spirit of multiculturalism such provincial and benighted attitudes are—how xenophobic, how paternalistic, how…white. Which led me to think about Kanye West’s recent request that Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other “white” publications stop commenting on black music. Right on Kanye!
  • Hillary Clinton and Identity Politics

    07/02/2016 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is the "first woman" ever to be nominated for president by a major political party? Of course you have. The media have repeated the line so often it is broken news. Hillary Clinton's nomination and the euphoria in the press (one NPR female reporter said she has seen women weeping over the possibility of Hillary becoming president) eclipses any discussion about the real issues facing the country. To quote Clinton in another context, "what difference does it make" that she is a woman? A liberal is a liberal, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity....
  • The Latest Victim Of Progressives’ Identity Politics

    03/24/2016 5:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    My liberal friends ask me from time to time why I hate government. I don’t hate government, of course. It’s a necessary evil. But I do hate much of what is done in the name of government because many times it is an unnecessary evil. Such is the case of a 6-year-old girl named Lexi. Lexi has lived the vast majority of her short life in foster care, the last 4 ½ years with the Page family in California. Her parents are not dead; they’re degenerates – addicts who have spent time in prison. They don’t have custody, nor do...
  • Rapper Killer Mike faces flak for ‘uterus’ comment at Sanders rally

    02/17/2016 2:30:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rapper Killer Mike drew attention late Tuesday after saying during a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders that a "uterus doesn't qualify you to be president." The rapper said he was repeating something a woman said when he made the comment while ripping Sanders' rival Hillary Clinton. "When people tell us 'hold on, wait a while' - that's what the other Democrat is telling you," Michael Render, who goes by his stage name Killer Mike, told more than 4,800 gathered at Morehouse College in Atlanta. "Hold on Black Lives Matter, just wait a while. Hold on young people in...
  • A Prayer for 5776

    09/11/2015 2:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    As we approach Rosh Hashana, the people of Israel need to recognize how lucky we are. True, today, we find ourselves largely alone, set apart from our traditional partners in the Western world. But standing alone isn’t always the worst option. Today it is certainly not the worst option. Over the past several years, we have witnessed the growing radicalization and fragmentation of the societies of neighboring lands. Sunnis fight Shi’ites and one another. Minority populations are slaughtered, enslaved and oppressed. Regimes fall, rise and fall again. Today, every Arab society is either in danger or at war. And in...
  • The Media's Vile Attacks on Conservative Assimilationists

    06/26/2015 4:59:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their "Celebrate Diversity" banners tearing down minority conservatives. Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism and divisive rhetoric are poisoning public discourse. There's nothing "progressive" about attacking the children and grandchildren of immigrants who proudly embrace an American identity. We are not "self-hating." You just hate what we believe. The most recent grenade tossed by the jack-booted Enforcers of Ethnic Authenticity came from The Washington Post this week. The Beltway fish-wrapper hyped a 2,100-word investigation of GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with a condescending quote...
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Manipulating identity to feed mob politics

    12/04/2014 4:59:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Identity politics and identity religion are tearing at the very fabric of our nation. In America, establishing one’s identity through some real or imagined genealogy creates a false politics based on perceived physical lineage rather than cleaving to the identity of freedom upon which this nation was founded. It goes beyond individuals’ physical attributes (membership in or identifying with a minority, boiling down to an impression that less melanin equals no identifiable culture) that fueled the recent Ferguson and Ferguson-sympathy riots to understand where this kind of thinking is really leading… disassembling the nation through mob politics. The sham correlation...
  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/10/2014 6:08:45 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 177 replies
    It sure looks like Ben Carson is running. And if we want to win in 2016, we need to take a good chunk of the black vote. Ben Carson can "Woo Black Voters" into the Republican Party. All he has to do is tell them the truth regarding how Dem's actually feel about them. More like using them as pawns. Adding Ted Cruz to the ticket would be our best bet. Now we have a "Black/Latino Ticket". The Carson/Cruz or Cruz/Carson ticket is considered a Dream Ticket for many conservatives. That's the ticket that will bring in lots of minority...
  • Political Racism

    11/09/2014 2:25:26 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 9, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    Eradicating Identity Politics:: By: Larry Walker II ::Those who say that Republican’s don’t like President Obama’s policies, solely because of the color of his skin, tend to forget that he’s also a member of the Democratic Party. In the United States, we basically have a two-party system comprised of Republicans (25%) and Democrats (31%). Even though the majority of us are independents (42%), who may at times be persuaded either way, we essentially have a two-party system with each side on opposite poles on just about every issue, foreign and domestic.Generally, Republican voters stand for lower taxes, limited government, and...
  • Jimmy Fallon thinks Mia Love can be black or Republican, not both

    11/07/2014 11:08:36 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 37 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    jimmy fallon @jimmyfallon Utah made history by electing Mia Love to Congress. She is a black female Republican Mormon. Even Unicorns said "Not buying it." #FallonMono
  • The Problem With That Catcalling Video (Race Card)

    10/30/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    <p>On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, it’s a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. The one dude who turns around and says, “Nice,” is white, but the guys who do the most egregious things—like the one who harangues her, “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more,” or the one who follows her down the street too closely for five whole minutes—are not.</p>
  • Shocking Ad Has Little Girls Drop F-Bombs to ‘Empower’ Feminism *warning language*

    10/22/2014 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.22.14 | Katie Yoder
    <p>The feminist movement is selling something, but it isn’t feminism.In FCKH8.com’s latest video, “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed up as pink princesses to say f*ck in the name of feminism. One girl questioned, “What is more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the f*cking on equal and sexist way society treats girls and women?” In response, the feminist liberal media latched onto the video, calling it “brilliant,” “empowering” and “adorable.”</p>
  • Dear White People: 3 Acts Of Casual Racism That You May Be Guilty Of Doing

    10/12/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 81 replies
    WebProNews ^ | October 11, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
    “Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has been raised to two….Sorry, your ‘weed man’ Tyrone does not count!” Just like that, the upcoming Dear White People movie moved into highly controversial territory. The trailers (both standard and the recent red band) touch on scenarios that call out the casual racism still acted out in a supposedly “post-racial” America. Although the statements and questions raised by the lead character Samantha White may seem outlandish to some white Americans, for far too many African Americans her rants represent everyday reality. Here are some things...
  • Blatant intolerance of the 'tolerant' left

    10/12/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Ann Marie Murrell
    To prove my point, I have compiled a list of yummy quotes from a website called What Liberals Say, highlighting the extreme intolerance of the “tolerant” left, beginning with Vice President Joe Biden. Do Biden’s racist remarks represent intolerance? Yes, considering what would happen if a Republican had said anything similar. Joe Biden’s racist statement about Obama: “I mean you’ve got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean that’s a storybook, man.”
  • Greenfield: Obama's "Iraqization" of America

    09/09/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 09, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Obama's "Iraqization" of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When it comes to Iraq, Obama lectures the Sunnis and the Shiites on getting along and forming a government that won't exist for the sole benefit of a single group at the expense of the other. But in America he runs exactly that sort of government. Only 27% of whites see Obama as a "Uniter" compared to 78% of blacks. Those are Sunni-Shiite numbers. And numbers like that have consequences.  Iraqis are not stupid. They look at the news and they see Ferguson...
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • What the Redskins Controversy Is Really About

    06/23/2014 3:35:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/23/2014 | Mark Tapson
    Last week the controversy over the NFL Washington Redskins’ name, deemed offensive by the professionally aggrieved, reached a new peak when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the team.Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who had previously blustered impotently that he wouldn’t accept an invitation to attend a Redskins home game until the team changed its name (a threat which no doubt sent waves of panic through the Redskins organization), gloated that the ruling proved “the handwriting is on the wall.” “It’s only a matter of time,” he tweeted, “until [Redskins owner] Daniel Snyder is...
  • Why Did Kidnapping Girls, but Not Burning Boys Alive, Wake Media Up to Boko Haram?

    05/08/2014 9:28:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/7/14 | Noah Rothman
    Since the Nigerian Islamic radical group Boko Haram kidnapped over 100 schoolgirls in mid-April, the media and the American government have been up in arms over this outrage. With over 200 girls in captivity, Boko Haram warned that they may sell the children into slavery. Beginning the night of the kidnappings on April 16 and continuing ever since, the press has devoted relentless focus to the crisis in Nigeria. Nearly a block an hour on the three major cable news networks has been devoted raising awareness about the group, their medieval views, their aims, and the atrocities they have committed...
  • MSNBC’s Racist Cinco de Mayo: White Guy Pretends to Get Drunk on Tequila While Wearing Sombrero

    05/05/2014 5:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    wIZBANG ^ | May 5, 2014
    The banner across the bottom of the screen proclaimed “Mexican Heritage Celebration.” So, a sombrero-wearing white guy pretending at being drunk was the way MSNBC decided to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? And no one wants to scream “rraaaaaacism” at that? And can we just dispense that this is a celebration of Mexicn heritage? If you were to ask someone born and raised in Mexico City how he celebrates Cinco de Mayo, he would look at you almost as if you were speaking German. Mexicans do not celebrate any such holiday as Cinco de Mayo. It is an American-created holiday, not...
  • Who Are the Real Saboteurs of Immigration Reform?

    04/17/2014 4:34:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Solving the illegal immigration problem should not be hard. No one knows how many foreign nationals are residing illegally in the United States -- estimates range from 11 million to 20 million. But everyone understands that it is an untenable situation that must be addressed. The two extreme positions of the Left and Right probably have little public support -- on the one hand, blanket amnesties and open borders, and on the other, deportation of all foreign nationals who reside here without legal authorization. Polls show that most Americans want something in between. Close the border. Allow entry only to...
  • Palin Endorses Three "True Conservative" Women

    03/27/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Sarah Palin, who announced a number of midterm endorsements recently, signaled a spring awakening for fellow mamma grizzlies this week, throwing her support behind three female House and Senate candidates on Thursday after backing Iowa’s Joni Ernst the day before. The latest Republican recipients of the Tea Party star’s coveted imprimatur are Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, who’s running in her state’s 19th Congressional District; and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman, both of whom are U.S. Senate candidates. All three endorsements were announced on the former Alaska governor’s Facebook page, and...
  • A bump in radical feminism’s control of the gender agenda

    03/26/2014 12:41:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | March 25, 2014 | Barbara Kay
    The CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi is the most amiable, open-minded guy in the world, with a good sense of humour to boot. The perfect radio host. His weekly show, Q, frequently provides proof of his willingness to explore both sides of a gamut of issues in the classic liberal tradition. Unfortunately, amongst doctrinaire feminists, amiability, intellectual curiosity and even (especially?) a sense of humour don’t cut it when their pet theories fall into Q’s crosshairs. Ghomeshi had the temerity on Monday to host a debate about the veracity of “rape culture,” between Lise Gotell, chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at...
  • Juan Williams: Treatment of Condi Rice by Rutgers a hateful liberal double standard...

    03/08/2014 8:13:07 AM PST · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    The rejection of Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker at Rutgers by its faculty council won’t surprise many Hot Air readers. It doesn’t surprise Fox News commentator and generally liberal Juan Williams, but he’s not shrugging it off, either. Williams, who has written about the shocking treatment of black conservatives by his supposedly enlightened liberal brethren, makes sure to note this episode as yet another marker in a long arc of hatred and bigotry against African-Americans who dare to challenge liberal orthodoxy — even Juan Williams himself: There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in the...
  • Former Black Diamond Officer, Husband Say Chief Used Gay Slurs

    02/21/2014 10:39:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    k=KIRO ^ | David Ham
    Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word "fag" repeatedly. "Cops can talk rough, and I understand things like that, but she used it to personally attack me," said Oak, who was a Black Diamond police officer. He left in 2012. His husband said that he heard Kiblinger use the slur in front of them at a work-related party back in 2011. "When she said that, other officers looked around, and she looked around and she put her hand over her mouth like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ She knew she...
  • Facebook adds 50 gender options for users: For those who can't make up their minds

    02/14/2014 1:27:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Are you confused about your gender? You know, man, woman, trans, queer, neutral...and on and on. Well, there's good news for you people who can't seem to make up your minds. Facebook is adding 50 options to identify what gender your are...or, rather, what you see yourself as...or maybe what you think is hip. From Associated Press: "With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and...
  • What you won't hear during Black History Month

    02/04/2014 6:17:29 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/4/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Feb. 1 began the 28 day “ceremony to injustice” that is nothing more than an aversion to modernity that encourages people to mire themselves in the past juxtaposed to embracing the present and the future. That is the essence of Black History Month. Black History Month is used by the nefarious and the corrupt to divide, to evoke blame and guilt, and often for personal gain. Public school children will be immersed in a 28-day vat of a factually flawed and at times fictional history of how bad the blacks had it in America, and they will hear that whites...
  • Transgender Candidate to Challenge Gay Senator in Maryland

    01/30/2014 5:21:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 83 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 1-30-14 | CBS DC
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County in the Democratic primary. Dana Beyer, who is the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, made the announcement Thursday. Beyer says Maryland residents have waited too long for economic fairness and equal opportunity. Beyer is running against Sen. Richard Madaleno, who has been in the state Senate since 2007. He served in the House of Delegates from 2003 to 2007. Madaleno has been an advocate for gay and transgender rights in Maryland
  • 5 Ways Disavowing Masculinity Changed My Life

    Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously. Not only does traditional masculinity oppress women but it also severely restricts the agency of men (a topic, I’ve written about in the past in the context of straight man love and hip-hop), often in simple, taken-for-granted ways. Straight men go to extreme lengths to perform masculinity. They avoid a wide variety of activities that they arbitrarily deem feminine or “gay” without analyzing the detrimental effects of this type of gender policing. Often mundane, seemingly inconsequential activities are heavily policed, inhibiting men’s ability to live freely...
  • CNN's Stelter: Megyn Kelly Mightn't Have Insisted Santa Was White If Fox Had More Black Viewers

    12/15/2013 5:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    My nomination for the dumbest comment of the week by a television host on a news channel goes to CNN's Brian Stelter. While talking to Slate's Aisha Harris about the reaction to her article calling for Santa Claus to be a penguin, the new Reliable Sources host wondered if Megyn Kelly wouldn't have been so adamant about Santa being white if Fox News had more black viewers (video follows with transcript and commentary):http://www.mrctv.org/videos/cnns-stelter-megyn-kelly-mightnt-have-insisted-santa-was-white-if-fox-had-more-black-viewers BRIAN STELTER: You know, to tell you what I think for a minute, I kind of wonder if FOX had a different audience demographic, if she would...
  • Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients (Drug Coverage on Exchanges Requires Steep Payments)

    12/14/2013 5:38:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2013 | MELINDA BECK
    A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies being sold under the health-care law, a move the groups say could be illegal. The Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against people who are sick; insurers can't deny them coverage or charge them more than healthier peers. But in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, the coalition said it had noticed "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that...
  • Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change team’s name

    12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2013 | Theresa Vargas
    Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that “words can cause great pain” and change its name.“The derogatory term ‘redskin’ offends many Native Americans and others in this country,” said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. “This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.”The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the team’s...
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • US seeks to fine websites if disabled are unable to use

    11/27/2013 3:44:27 AM PST · by AstralisLux · 53 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/27/13 | Spero News
    The US Justice Department is intervening in a private lawsuit against H&R Block for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. H&R Block is a large provider of American tax services and informational services for tax payers.
  • WHY DO LIBS OWN THE ARTS?

    11/24/2013 2:30:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-19-13 | Teresa Mull
    I went to a lecture recently presented by the Smithsonian. The subject of the talk was Jack Kerouac’s Francophone roots, and I was expecting lots of intellectual wanna-be Beatniks. Instead I was surrounded by a roomful of typical old lib academics. It felt as though I were living inside of NPR. You know the type: the women are skeletal from not eating meat and from biking too much and have salt and pepper hair which they cut when they decided they hated men and also decided to look like one. They prefer the unkempt, “natural” look to actually bothering to...