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  • In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

    07/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week. Sgt. Anthony described a different vision of leadership. Ahalai he gave as the Hebrew word for “after me.” Officers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) they should lead from the front. That used to be America’s idea of leadership, too. You cannot say Secretary John Kerry isn’t alert to his opportunities. He...
  • Comic Relief: Security Adviser Praises President Obama's 'Extraordinary Leadership' on Ukraine

    07/23/2014 6:07:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Churchill: Never give in. Never, never, never. FDR: The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. Obama: Fore left! Sometimes public service demands too much of a man. Take poor Tony Blinken. Appearing on Morning Joe today, President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser actually claimed that the president was exhibiting "extraordinary leadership" in putting pressure on Russia over Ukraine. Yes, so "extraordinary" that even as Blinken was being introduced, news was breaking that the Putin-backed Ukrainian rebels had resumed their terrorist ways, shooting down two Ukrainian military planes. View the video here.
  • Sticking to His Travel Plans, at Risk of Looking Bad (NY Times pimps for Zero)

    07/20/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | Michael D. Shear
    Obama Maintains Schedule Despite World CrisesWASHINGTON — As smoke billowed from the downed Malaysian jetliner in the fields of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President Obama pressed ahead with his schedule: a cheeseburger with fries at the Charcoal Pit in Delaware, a speech about infrastructure and two splashy fund-raisers in New York City. [Snip] “It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director. “Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the...
  • Scandal: An Obama Legacy

    07/18/2014 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Nantz
    Presidents are supposed to be exemplars. Why else do we build monuments to them? They're supposed to be superhuman and represent the power and virtue of democracy, the iron resolve of a nation before a world of howling enemies, the compassion of a powerful virtue that inspires the fidelity of liberty loving peoples across the globe. Presidents aren't supposed to be shabby. When they are, they diminish the body politic in its teaming millions. We're all affected, admittedly or not. President Barack Obama is shabby and his legacy is composed of a long train of scandal. Nixon's impeachable offense seems...
  • Hillary Clinton: Europe must lead on plane react

    07/18/2014 5:18:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Clinton says there’s “growing awareness” that Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was probably shot down by Russian insurgents — but argued that European leaders must “take the lead” on any action if that proves to be the case. Clinton made the comments about the doomed plane in a wide-ranging interview with TV host Charlie Rose set to air Thursday night. Portions of the taped interview were released ahead of airtime.
  • Military defense

    07/10/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 9 replies
    Self | 7/10/2014 | Self
    I'm listening to chuck bagel talk to troops. Eyes are glazed over in the audience. He is one of the most uninspiring speakers I have ever heard. God help us if we are ever attacked.
  • And again: Hamas leadership hiding in basement of Shifa Hospital

    07/09/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    As in 2009, Hamas is using Shifa Hospital to hide its leadership, and as in 2012, it is using the hospital as part of its war effort (link in Hebrew) (Hat Tip: Shaul). This one is only three short paragraphs, so I will translate it and then ask a question. A journalist source who is close to security sources in the Middle East says 'Hamas' leadership is taking advantage of the underground structures underneath the Shifa Central Hospital in Gaza as a hideout for commanders and Hamas leaders to protect them against attack by the Israel Air Force. "In...
  • John Boehner forms group to address child migrant crisis

    06/24/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he has appointed a “working group” of House Republicans tasked to respond to the border crisis involving the surge of unaccompanied minors trying to enter the United States illegally. (SNIP) Members of the working group include Republican Reps. John Carter of Texas, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Kay Granger of Texas, Michael McCaul of Texas, Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Matt Salmon of Arizona. Granger chairs the subcommittee that oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations.
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • National Interest Or Self Interest? Not A Hard Choice

    06/20/2014 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | June 20, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    If character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Day’s eve, writing that “any blame … is mine alone” in never-delivered remarks known as “In Case of Failure.” In making one of history’s toughest and most consequential decisions — unlike those chronicled in Hillary Clinton’s new memoir “Hard Choices” — Eisenhower prepared for the worst as 150,000 men readied for a veritable suicide mission 70 years ago this month. Willing to shoulder failure’s blame, even without knowing its reason, Eisenhower publicly attributed the anticipated victory to liberty’s cause and the...
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership

    06/20/2014 5:15:33 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 40 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/2014 | Francine Kiefer
    Now they have it. Now tea party-backers finally have a strong conservative in the Republican leadership of the GOP-controlled House: Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was elected by party members on Thursday to the No. 3 job in the leadership. The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote. The changes were triggered by...
  • NBC/WSJ poll finds 54% have no confidence in Obama’s leadership

    06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The sixth-year blues have caught up to Barack Obama … with a vengeance. In an NBC/WSJ poll taken before the meltdown in Iraq, Obama gets his lowest marks ever on foreign policy, where his claim to “smart power” has evidently reached its expiration date. But the real danger to Obama and to Democrats vying for office in less than five months is the vote of no confidence in Obama’s leadership: The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges,...
  • Conservatives to new leadership: Don't get too comfortable

    06/15/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Russell Berman
    No matter what happens next week, the full slate of leaders will face another vote in November or early December after the midterms. Conservative challengers who passed on this rapid race now have more than five months to prepare anew and build up their base of support within the conference. In his Thursday statement announcing his decision not to run, Hensarling said he had concluded that this was “not the right race at the right time” – a signal he is keeping his options open and could challenge McCarthy or Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the fall. Even before Cantor’s...
  • Ted Cruz Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | May 31, 2014 | You Tube
    <p>Ted Cruz at republican leadership conference #rlc2014. ted cruz led the republican leadership conference charge to shut down the republican leadership conference ted cruz United States Ted Cruz at republican leadership conference #rlc2014. ted cruz led the republican leadership conference charge to shut down the republican leadership conference ted cruzgovernment over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last fall, the general consensus, including among many of his Republican colleagues, was that the move would be a disaster for the GOP. But during a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, Cruz attempted to recast the shutdown as the one thing that could help his party take back the Senate in this year's midterm elections. hot news 24/7 sucks dick.</p>
  • Why Women -- and Voters -- Prefer Jerks to Fops

    05/28/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections. The suspected Santa Barbara killer, 22-year old Elliot Rodger, left behind a 141-page diatribe and multiple online videos expressing frustration over a failure to score with the opposite sex, despite ticking what he considered to be all the right boxes: a BMW, nice clothes and good looks. He couldn't figure out why that wasn't enough. Worse, why would college women instead gravitate towards loudmouth jerks? I...
  • Obama: 'This is American Leadership' (Barfus Maximus)

    05/28/2014 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/28/14 | Daniel Mael
    After outlining his vision for United States foreign policy to during his West Point commencement address on Wednesday morning, Barack Obama asserted, "This is American leadership. This is American strength." "In each case, we built coalitions to respond to a specific challenge. Now we need to do more to strengthen the institutions that can anticipate and prevent them from spreading," Obama continued in reference to the United States handling of Iran, Syria and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. "For example, NATO is the strongest alliance the world has ever known. But we are now working with NATO allies...
  • Fort Bragg's Commanding General Has 12 Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves (VIDEO)

    05/20/2014 9:12:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 20 2014 | Linette Lopez
    There are people who are leaders simply because of their position, and then there are leaders who are in their positions because they've earned them. You want to be in the latter camp. In anticipation of Memorial Day, the folks at finance career site OneWire released an interview with one of our nation’s greatest military leaders: Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, Commanding General of Fort Bragg and the XVIII Airborne Division, and he shared some thoughts about how to know if you've earned the right to lead. -SNIP- First and foremost are they selfless servants? Why are they serving and what’s...
  • Compounded Cultural Neglect

    05/13/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 13, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Since the 1960's era of peace, drugs and "free love," Christians, conservatives and patriots have largely departed the critical heart shaping, storytelling, teaching and communication roles that are essential to preserving America's culture. Rather than "standing in the gap" with courage, the majority of media conservatives and Christians have chosen to take the path of least resistance, sprinting away from the "public square" when demonstrably false, vicious lies and personal attacks are directed our way. We have largely shown the opposite of courage under fire. Turning the other cheek is one thing. Running and hiding like cowards is something quite...
  • Apathy in the Executive: John Paul II and Obama: a study in leadership contrasts.

    05/02/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-2-14 | Peggy Noonan
    Rome Friends and I kept seeing groups of Poles who'd taken planes or 20-hour bus rides to be here for the canonization of John Paul II. They did not look wealthy. A lot of them wouldn't have had tickets to the big mass because the Vatican kept saying there were no tickets. (In fact there were, and they were thoughtfully color-coded.) A lot of them knew they'd spend a rainy night on the floor of a church or, some of them, wrapped in plastic parkas as they slept on the street on yoga mats they carried on their backpacks. Many...
  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    credit Greg Nash Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016....
  • Brilliant Leadership: Obozo's 2013 State of the Union proposals and how they turned out

    01/28/2014 7:07:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Vanity | January 28, 2014
    Note: This list was taken in part from the Washington Post article titled Obama’s 2013 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded. You can check there for much more detail, and their take on Zero's brilliant leadership. Not surprisingly, I was a tad more critical of the Community Organizer than they were. Who's right ... well, judge for yourself. Zero's 2013 State of the Union proposals: Realize massive Medicare savings through reformsStatus: Obamacare is a disaster and he's out of other bright ideas. Close tax loopholes for the wealthyStatus: And spank the fat-cat donors that put these...
  • Where could we find a better World leader?

    01/14/2014 7:12:46 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 7 replies
    14-01-2014 | WesternCulture
    As a Swede, I've found out Brits, Germans, Danes, Americans and many other members of fellow Christian nations disapprove of the way in which we have chose to handle Muslim immigration to our soil. I personally, do not agree with the conduct of my nation's government. There is no reason why Europe should be flooded by Muslims. Let's send them back! But what is the nature of the apparatus letting them all in here? There is something very, very wrong here, but Sherlock Holmes won't be needed to smell what's wrong. All of Western leaders have betrayed Western ideology. The...
  • Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gates’s Memoir

    01/08/2014 7:06:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dion Nissenbaum
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is releasing his memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a 600-page book that offers a stark, insider’s view of Washington, the Pentagon, Congress and America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (You can read an exclusive WSJ excerpt.) Here’s a look at some of the book’s most riveting revelations:1. Contempt for Congress Mr. Gates expresses open disdain for Congress and the way lawmakers treated him when he testified at hearings. “I saw most of Congress as uncivil, incompetent at fulfilling their basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned and...
  • 'America does not lead the world in the area of morality': Lech Walesa

    01/02/2014 10:04:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-14 | Rich Moran
    The former president of Poland and leader of the Solidarity movement is not enamored with President Obama and his leadership. The Hill: Former Polish President Lech Walesa says America no longer leads the world "in terms of politics and morality." Walesa, in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, spoke negatively about President Obama's leadership skills. "When he was elected there was great hope in the world. We were hoping that Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America, but that failed. America does not lead the world in the area of morality," Walesa said. Walesa, who is promoting a new biopic...
  • Does Obama Have Any Idea What Is Going On In His Own Administration?

    11/14/2013 8:43:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 14, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Earlier this evening, Steve asked whether President Obama is any good at politics. A fair question. Here is another: Does Obama have any idea what is going on in his own administration? When President Obama speaks off the cuff, he is often revealing, if you can penetrate his trademark incoherence. I found this riff from today’s press conference to be particularly interesting: [Snip] One of the books on Chappaquiddick describes how the Kennedy brain trust gathered at the family compound in Hyannis Port to plot a strategy to salvage Ted Kennedy’s career. One person conspicuously absent from the conclave was...
  • Obama Plays The Victim: 'I've Been Burned' By ObamaCare Website

    11/07/2013 4:27:13 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, he caught and corrected himself. Too late. When the chips were downn, instead of stepping up and truly taking responsibility for the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, instead of acting like a leader and the President of the United States, Barack Obama's first impulse was to cast himself as the victim. In an interview with Chuck Todd aired on this evening's NBC Nightly News, President Obama said that "I've been burned by a website." View the video here.
  • History Will Judge Obama on Actions, Not Words

    11/06/2013 2:58:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    History judges a leader exclusively through his actions and their ultimate results rather than through fleeting words. It appears that U.S. President Barack Obama is finally putting the brakes on his mouth after flooring it down Hope-and-Change Highway for most of his tenure. Remember the Syrian crisis that dominated chatter for months before all but vanishing? Recall how critics were talking about grievous incompetence and even possible impeachment? Fast-forward to today, and just try to start a conversation with, "Obama really botched the situation in Syria." Now that the Russians have overseen a plan for the destruction of that country's...
  • Ted Cruz Spots a Tsunami

    10/23/2013 5:49:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/23/13 | Cindy Simpson
    Ted Cruz is our Tilly Smith. Tilly Smith was a hero. Vacationing on a beach in 2004 in Thailand, the ten-year-old Tilly immediately recognized the signs of the approaching tsunami and quickly warned fellow beachgoers, in time to save over a hundred lives. On that fateful afternoon when she first noticed the "sizzling" water rapidly filling the shoreline, Tilly recalled a recent geography lesson on tsunamis from school and began to shout an alarm. Fortunately, enough people -- beginning with her own family -- paid attention to Tilly and spread the word, saving everyone there. We can imagine that many...
  • Senate leaders announce deal to end shutdown and avoid default (Boehner to cave)

    10/16/2013 11:31:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/16/2013 | Michael O'Brien
    On the brink of a national default, the leaders of the Senate struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government and extend its power to borrow money. The House appeared ready to go along — and end, at least for now, the crisis in Washington. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor at midday that his party and Republicans had found their way to a compromise to “provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs” and avert financial disaster. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, offered his blessing: “This is far less than many...
  • How Cruz, Lee and Paul shut down Obama’s agenda

    10/14/2013 1:01:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    After Republicans drifted for years without a pilot, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have taken the helm of the GOP, steering their party and its grassroots into a much-needed, head-on battle with the Democrats. On the campaign trail on the way to his win in November 2012, President Barack Obama promised to finish the work he’d gone to Washington to do: “fundamentally transforming the United States.” Things look tough for the right in Washington today, but the reality is these three conservative Republicans, aided by friends in the Senate and the House, have dragged the president’s ambitious agenda to...
  • Putting the "United" Back in the United States of America

    10/10/2013 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Matt Towery
    What has happened to our country? We have a president who seems unwilling to declare that we are the greatest nation on earth. We have a Senate run by the most spineless little weasel anyone could ever imagine. Our House of Representatives is reminiscent of the character from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" who holds a gun to himself claiming he is held hostage to befuddle local dullards. We have been told that we as a nation are borrowers, beggars and thieves. Every single day we are reminded that one race allegedly hates another. Plain terrorists wishing to wage their personal...
  • Obama’s lesson in losing face

    10/08/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | Curtis S. Chin
    BANGKOK – Ironically as American business people continue to take steps to understand China’s shifting landscape and the implications of recent leadership changes in what is now the world’s second-largest economy, U.S. President Barack Obama has provided them and others an unfortunate “teaching moment” about what is arguably, along with money and power, one of the three great motivators in modern China. That is the concept of “face” or “mianzi.“ I spoke recently with Scott D. Seligman, a historian, former Fortune 500 business executive and author of “Chinese Business Etiquette,” among other insightful China-focused books. He explains that in Chinese,...
  • The Benefits of Intransigence "A Rebel With a Cause"

    10/05/2013 3:01:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2013 | SAM TANENHAUS - News Analysis
    IF the government shutdown has shown us anything, it’s that the 80 or so House Republicans driving the crisis have emerged as the most unified force in politics: tightly organized, highly disciplined and ideologically firm.But wasn’t their plan to make the budget a vehicle for defunding President Obama’s health care legislation doomed from the start? And even if this small band has the backing of voters in their safely drawn “red” districts, as well as Tea Party support, haven’t their unyielding tactics antagonized a majority of the public?In fact, this minority faction — the “suicide caucus,”as the conservative columnist Charles...
  • Brooks: “Great Leaders Negotiate and Own the Consequences”

    10/05/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    As AEI's President Arthur Brooks recently pointed out in an op-ed, the key to any great leader’s success is taking responsibility for one’s actions. Something, he argued, this president doesn’t seem to be doing a whole lot of lately: A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take responsibility for problems around them; they do not shift blame to others. As Winston Churchill put it, "The price of greatness is...
  • Utah Among Worst States For "Women Getting Ahead" [Ranks #49; 'dead last in leadership']

    10/03/2013 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Sept. 30, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    A new study says when it comes to health, leadership and the economy, Utah women are some of the worst in the country. According to the Center For American Progress’ “State of Women In America,” Utah women rank 49th. The only state worse on the report was Louisiana. Utah women are dead last in leadership. Their poverty level is 43rd and they rank 34th in health. California, Colorado, Washington, New York, Connecticut and Maryland are all ranked as the best states for women to get ahead.
  • Peggy Noonan: World Yearns for Return of Strong American Leadership

    09/29/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/13 | Melanie Batley
    This week's United Nations General Assembly underscored how little influence President Barack Obama has on the world stage, and the longing among allies for a resurgence of strong American leadership, Peggy Noonan says. In her column for The Wall Street Journal, Noonan says that conversations behind the scenes at the annual U.N. session indicated concern that American influence has waned, and nostalgia for the "old America" that set an example of leadership and success admired throughout the world. "The world misses the old America, the one before the crash — the crashes — of the past dozen years," the author...
  • Sen. Cruz says he’s been talking with House conservatives

    09/28/2013 2:49:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday appeared to confirm that he plotted with House conservatives to prevent Republican leadership from shifting strategy in the government shutdown fight. “We’ve had numerous conversations with numerous members of the House,” Cruz (R-Texas) said after the Senate approved a continuing resolution that was amended by Democrats to preserve funding for ObamaCare. [snip] The conversations indicate that Cruz is seeking to wield influence not only in the Senate but in the House, where the leadership can afford only 16 defections if it wants to pass legislation without relying on Democrats. A Boehner spokesman declined to comment.
  • Ted Cruz now leads GOP presidential pack: Poll

    09/27/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill. The Public Policy Polling survey found that 20 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, while 17 percent supported Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 14 percent supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 11 percent supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Ted Cruz this week established himself as the grassroots hero of the Republican party,”...
  • High Noon Lessons For America's Lawmakers

    09/26/2013 7:21:21 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 3 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | September 26, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    With several political climaxes looming, it serves to recall “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper as Will Kane, the beleaguered marshal who single-handedly confronts paroled murderer Frank Miller and his gang. As civil society’s elected protector, Kane is a reluctant hero, abandoned by his cowering and self-interested townsfolk. Improbably victorious, he departs town, flinging his badge with contempt for the citizens who wouldn’t defend the rule of law on which their freedom, prosperity and security depend. Though protagonists in our national Kabuki Theater claim to care about us, Think Again before allowing them to join Kane on the moral high ground....
  • Republican Leadership Needs to Watch Braveheart

    09/26/2013 2:27:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rick Manning
    The movie Braveheart stands as one of the classics of all time. Embodying the courage of William Wallace in his fight to overturn English rule over Scotland, the movie is a testimony to the power of an individual who is willing to risk it all for freedom. In honor of those like Representative Tom Graves (R-Ga.), and Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), who are battling both their own leaders (the Scottish noblemen) who fear for their position, as well as Obama and Harry Reid (the English), a few of the key lines from brilliantly written Braveheart are...
  • What We Just Saw

    09/25/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-24-13 | Michael Walsh
    In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations: After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand...
  • 24 Principles of Every Healthy Leader

    09/24/2013 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The other day, I was thinking about leaders, in everything from the White House to my own house to countries such as Syria to companies such as Apple. I was reflecting upon revolutionaries, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks to the single parent of three who inspires her or his children with hard work and tough love. I was contemplating the power of influence and influencers who make a difference by their command and control to others who demand respect with their silence and servitude. From Jesus to James Dean and prosperity to prowess, leaders and what attracts others to...
  • Only one letter separates Reagan and Obama Presidencies

    09/19/2013 5:00:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The Great CR Debate of 2013

    09/16/2013 3:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-16-13 | Jonathon Strong
    Last Tuesday morning, at 9 a.m. in a room deep within the bowels of the Capitol, Representative John Campbell was trying to determine whether the GOP leadership’s plan to fund the government would sink or swim. “Some meetings like that, they present an idea, and it just gets blasted,” he says. “And you can just tell, walking out of the meeting, ‘Okay, this is not gonna fly.’” Campbell, an affable and wealthy Californian who is leaving Congress at the end of this session and is eager to get ownership of his calendar back, has always had a knack for anticipating...
  • The Most Embarrassing President of My Lifetime

    09/06/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 6, 2013 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama is, without question, the most embarrassing president of my lifetime — and that is saying something, since my life so far has encompassed 12 presidencies, some of which have brought a lot of embarrassment to the nation. Even Richard Nixon, with his Watergate scandal, Jimmy Carter, with his malaise, and Bill Clinton, with his lewd behavior in the Oval Office, could not top this president for pure, unadulterated disgrace. Of course, in Obama’s case, it is not a matter of personal scandal like it was for Clinton. By telling the world a year ago that he was...
  • Gingrich Urges 'No' Vote on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-3-13
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged Congress Tuesday to "vote no" on a military strike against Syria and instead begin debate on what he described as even bigger strategic challenges for the United States and the world. "The most powerful nation in the world does not need a three- or four-week debate about a limited, symbolic, tactical use of power," the Georgia Republican wrote Tuesday in an opinion piece for CNN, as he urged Congress to "vote no on a meaningless public relations use of military force against [Syrian President Bashar Assad]. "What we do need are three debates about...
  • Where are the Statesmen?

    09/03/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Michael Brown
    While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us? When President John F. Kennedy made Churchill an honorary American citizen in April, 1963, Kennedy said of him, “In the dark days and darker nights when Britain stood alone -- and most men save Englishmen despaired of England’s life -- he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The incandescent quality of his words illuminated the courage of his countrymen.” Contrast...
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. “We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work.” Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • House Foreign Affairs chairman: Putin believes he can ‘dis’ the United States

    08/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2013 | Keith Laing
    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can “dis” the United States without repercussions, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in an interview with CNN.  Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) told Wolf Blitzer late Friday that Putin “intends to stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can.” “I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia,” Royce said. “But right now, clearly, Putin intends to ... stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can. And so it's a difficult situation. He's trying to undermine...