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  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ‘Manspreading’ on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for “manspreading” (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled “That’s How They Get You” released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. “On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of ‘man spreading’ on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,” the report states.
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Iran Declares 'Successful' End Of Negotiations With Russia On S-300 System

    05/26/2015 1:43:04 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    AFP via Ynetnews ^ | 25 May 2015 | AFP
    Moscow and Tehran have concluded negotiations on the delivery of the Russia's long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran, which should take place "within a short period," said Iranian Deputy Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on a visit in Moscow on Monday. "The negotiations were completed successfully. I believe that the delivery of the S-300 will take place in a relatively short time", the Iranian deputy minister was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
  • Bank Bashing, the Modern Nero's Fiddle [Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.]

    05/26/2015 7:09:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Received wisdom about the 2008 financial crisis has not been faring well lately. Peter Wallison, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, demonstrates in a new book that the subprime housing boom was fostered mainly by federal housing politics and policy, not by the rampant "deregulation" that many have imagined out of whole cloth. Another revelation: The New York Fed staff, as we belatedly learned last year, prepared an analysis showing that Lehman at the time of its collapse was theoretically solvent after all... OK, what about "too big to fail"? Nobody has found an email from a CEO saying,...
  • Pastor Shot Outside Church While Putting Out Memorial Day Flags Hasn't Lost Any Hope": Wife

    05/25/2015 8:39:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WVIT-TV ^ | May 25, 2015 | Stephanie O'Connell, Kristen Johnson and Jessie Sawyer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hartford police are investigating two early morning shootings Sunday that happened minutes apart, sending two victims to the hospital, including a beloved pastor shot outside a church while putting out Memorial Day flags. The pastor shot was identified as Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy, 54, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The victim of the second shooting was Robert Jones, 27. Police responded to the first shooting at 932 Capitol Ave. near Newton Street around 6:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving multiple 911 calls. When they arrived, they discovered a male victim shot multiple on the road outside the First Church of the Nazarene. The...
  • Kerry 'Doesn't Know' About Bush's National Guard Service

    02/04/2004 12:15:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 662+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/04/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, Tuesday "defended" President Bush's choice to serve in the National Guard -- but then, in the same breath, Kerry appeared to equate National Guard service with draft-dodging. In an interview on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show Tuesday night, Sean Hannity asked Kerry if Democrats such as Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe are being fair in criticizing President Bush's National Guard service. Bush learned to fly fighter jets while serving in the National Guard, but he was never called for active duty. McAuliffe infuriated Republicans Sunday when he accused...
  • Op-Ed: "Complicit": FDR's Refusal to Save the Jews on the MS St. Louis

    04/20/2015 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:04 PM | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    The more we learn about the Holocaust, even as it recedes into the “mists of time,” the more my blood boils, the closer I come to tears. Last night, I traveled far out into Syrian-Jewish Brooklyn, where there are not only Syrian shuls but Egyptian, Lebanese, and Iraqi shuls as well—sometimes two or three on a single block. […] Retired lawyer and filmmaker Robert Krakow was screening his film Complicit, which is about America’s and FDR’s refusal, in 1939, to allow the Jewish passengers on the German ship, the MS St. Louis, to enter the country. More than 900 Jews...
  • Valdosta State Student Who Stomped US Flag Wants To Kill All White People

    05/24/2015 8:38:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    Eric Sheppard, the Valdosta State University student who was confronted last month by an Air Force veteran after he stomped on the American flag, has issued a violent 4,700-word anti-white rant in which he threatened to “annihilate those who come after me.” Sheppard is wanted by police after they found a gun in his backpack days after the flag-stomping demonstration. In his lengthy letter, submitted to The Valdosta Daily Times this week, Sheppard said he will not surrender and will use violence if necessary. The flag incident made national news after Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran and former Playboy...
  • Ted Cruz Outlines Bold 10-Point Plan Republicans Should Focus on for 2016

    03/21/2015 1:09:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | January 13, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit on Monday and announced a ten point plan he believes the nation, led by a Republican Congress, should focus on for 2016.The 2016 potential presidential candidate, a staunch defender of the U.S. Constitution, outlined his plan, which focused on restoring a growing job market, increasing individual liberty, and enhancing national security (WATCH FULL SPEECH BELOW).Cruz said that the GOP has an “incredible opportunity” to lead and that the historic 2014 midterm election results weren’t because voters suddenly loved Republicans, but that they were “roundly repudiating the path we’re on.” Cruz...
  • Un-American and Unlawful White House Projects

    09/01/2009 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,499+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September, 1, 2009 | Phillis Schlafly
    The Obama administration brags that Cash for Clunkers was a success because it revived the suffering auto industry. But who really benefited from this $3 billion program? The majority of cars bought with taxpayer-paid incentives of $3,500 to $4,500 each were foreign cars. Toyota and Honda were the big winners. For years, Americans have been pursuing the goal of self-sufficiency in oil, a natural resource essential to our standard of living. But the effort to get our government to revoke its ban on drilling for oil in American waters off of our shores has been consistently checkmated by the liberals...
  • Sen. Cruz: Trade Promotion Authority Creates a Path for Prosperity

    05/23/2015 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 151 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 22 May 2015 | Ted Cruz
    We must engage the global economy to ignite growth and opportunity at home May 22, 2015 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today released the following statement regarding legislation to establish trade promotion authority: "The American middle class is getting crushed by the Obama economy," said Sen. Cruz. "Middle class incomes are stagnating, and the labor force participation rate has not been this low since the Carter Administration. While I have serious concerns about the all-too-typical Washington backroom deals that enabled this bill to get to the floor, I could not in good conscience vote against...
  • Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night

    01/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to respond to the State of the Union address — and talked about how the US economy was only working for the "top 1 percent," who he said have gotten "fat and happy" under Obama's administration.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cruz's rhetorical move is unusual for a prominent Republican, particularly a presidential contender. This emphasis on the "the 1 percent" has long been condemned by many in the party as class warfare. For instance, Sen. Marco Rubio said in 2012 that "convincing one group that their life isn't doing better because another is doing too...
  • Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

    03/03/2015 10:08:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isnÂ’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished.Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to AmericaÂ’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example.Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, on a per-dollar-spent basis, do more damage than the Export-Import Bank.There are entire departments of the federal government, such as Education orHousing and Urban Development, that should be abolished before we worry about the Ex-Im Bank.But hereÂ’s the deal. Achieving any of the goals listed above...
  • How Hillary Scares Off Elizabeth Warren

    02/13/2015 8:16:20 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2015 | John Fund
    Her team is famous for playing mean, and potential competitors are afraid to enter the ring. It seems everyone on the activist left of the Democratic party wants Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton. The New York Working Families Party, born out of the infamous and disbanded ACORN empire, has endorsed her. A new YouGov poll paid for by Warren backers purports to show that once voters are familiar with the stances of both women, Warren will beat Hillary in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Warren, who was elected to the Senate from Massachusetts only four years ago, has refused...
  • Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?

    09/30/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mona Charen
    The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends. By 2012, the recession had been over for three-plus years, and yet the average American saw little improvement. Average net worth continued to drift downward. Long-term unemployment...
  • How Politicians From Hillary Clinton To David Cameron Reacted To Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    05/23/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Ireland became Saturday the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. Within the U.S., Maine, Maryland and Washington in 2012 were the first states to legalize such unions through popular votes. Meanwhile, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A measure to legalize such unions via popular votes could be added to the ballots in the 13 other states during the 2016 general elections, when it conceivably could have the support of at least one presidential candidate, as IrelandÂ’s action motivated one White House...
  • Saida Grundy, Boston U. professor, charged with felony identity theft in 2008

    05/24/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 7 replies
    Saida Grundy, the controversial incoming Boston University professor who recently apologized for calling white males are a “problem population,” was reportedly charged in 2008 with felony identity theft after she made a fake account for another woman on the adult website Fling.com. In December 2007, as Ms. Grundy was still attending grad school at the University of Michigan, she created a fake account on the adult website, according to court records obtained by Boston.com. The fake ad depicted a woman who was dating the same man that Ms. Grundy was also involved with. Ms. Grundy had reportedly obtained the photos...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • The Difference Between Tom Cotton and John Kerry

    03/26/2015 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Just recently Secretary of State John Kerry ridiculed Tom Cotton, the Freshman Republican Senator from Arkansas, regarding the letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran that Cotton championed, and which was signed by forty-five other Republican senators. Secretary Kerry expressed disdain for the fact that Senator Cotton was “someone who had spent only sixty days in the Senate”. It seems that Kerry, who himself served in the United States Senate since 1984 until he took over from Hillary Clinton as secretary of state following Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, feels that Senator Cotton’s brief tenure in the Senate just doesn’t...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cotton’s right, we’re not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

    03/11/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, he’s not the only State Department official to admit this within the past 24 hours. Jen Psaki also acknowledged last night that a nuclear deal with Iran wouldn’t be legally binding, with good reason. The only way to give an international agreement the force of law vis-a-vis future presidents and Congresses is to have the Senate ratify it under its treaty power. Until that happens — and it won’t happen — this is a deal between Barack Obama and the Ayatollah Khamenei. Once one of them is gone, the deal remains valid if and only if his...
  • Controversy over ‘global warming’ in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculum’s “very liberal, very slanted view of the world.” School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • Elle Magazine Features Photo Of Supermodel Breastfeeding (Obama's America alert!)

    05/22/2015 10:32:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015 5:46 AM CDT
    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Breastfeeding is in Vogue and, now, in Elle magazine. The cover of Elle Australia features supermodel Nicole Trunfio with her young son. Inside, it features a photo of Trunfio breastfeeding the baby. The photo is going viral, along with the hashtag "normalize breast feeding." Trunfio posted the picture on her Instagram page with the caption, "Whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to Elle for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement. #WomenUnite."
  • Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

    05/22/2015 7:41:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.21.15 | Charlotte Wilder and Allison Manning
    Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult website. Grundy was a graduate student at the University of Michigan at the time. Grundy first gained widespread attention this month because of tweets in which she called white, college-aged males a “problem population.” She’s most recently been in the news due to comments she posted on a Facebook thread in February, when she argued with a woman who’d been sexually assaulted. ... Grundy was charged with felony counts of identity theft and using...
  • Skeptical Academics & Questionable Research

    05/22/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the final decade of the Cold War, President Reagan urged Americans to “trust by verify” when engaged in arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. When digesting academic research, it might be a good idea to reverse this formula and verify first, and then, if possible, trust, the information offered. Case in point: Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes. In a chapter in the book How Well Do Facts Travel? Oreskes attempts to unearth a connection between global warming skeptics and the energy industry, specifically a company called Western Fuels. Oreskes asserts that she has in her possession “leaked Western Fuels...
  • Big Dig into our wallets fuels Boston 2024 fears

    05/22/2015 5:42:45 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 21 | Peter Lucas
    You can hardly blame the public for its lack of enthusiasm in bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. People have memories, short and long. Still fresh in their minds is the breakdown of mass transportation in Greater Boston when the MBTA and its commuter rail network shut down during the series of snowstorms that paralyzed the city. Yes, there was a failure of equipment that had not been properly maintained, but there was also a failure of management leadership
  • The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

    05/20/2015 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama is negotiating a multilateral trade agreement with the governments of 11 nations. These include Malaysia and Vietnam -- as well as Japan, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. This so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would govern most of the commercial relations between the nations that sign it. "With over 20 chapters under negotiation," explains a Congressional Research Service report published in March, "the TPP partners envision the agreement to be 'comprehensive and high-standard,' in that they seek to eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade in goods, services, and agriculture, and to establish or expand...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned

    05/19/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/19/2015 | MICHAEL WESSEL
    You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you. I...
  • Adriana Cohen: Tsarnaev death sentence sends message

    05/19/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2015 | Adriana Cohen
    A miracle happened Friday in ultra-liberal, bleeding-heart Massachusetts. After 14 hours of deliberation, 12 jurors sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a radicalized Islamist terrorist, 
to death. Bravo to these courageous patriots who made the 
right call. Tsarnaev and his dead brother, Tamerlan, committed an act of war against our country — right on Boylston Street — where we shop, eat, work and, yes, run marathons. They cowardly killed innocents and wounded hundreds. But despite the horrors they committed in this great city, the radicalized, pot-smoking terrorist showed zero remorse for his premeditated and heinous acts
  • Boston Universit Prof in Racist Tweet Flap Accused of Trolling White Rape Victim

    05/18/2015 9:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Boston University, which has already condemned the racist Tweets of an incoming faculty member, has now been sent an outrageous Facebook exchange in which a poster who identifies herself as the controversial sociology professor mercilessly ridicules a white rape victim. Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, made in a February public chat, felt “like...
  • Boston University prof in racist tweet flap accused of trolling white rape victim (Saida Grundy)

    05/18/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Maxim Lott
    Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, an a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.” *snip* Chamberlin, the rape survivor, responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.” To which Grundy exploded: “^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY...
  • Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Tom Brady Told Me He’s Innocent In Deflategate Scandal

    05/18/2015 10:55:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    NESN.com ^ | Mon, May 18, 2015 at 4:09AM | by Doug Kyed
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft continues to lash out against the NFL for their Deflategate punishment because he has unwavering trust in his quarterback. Kraft, who’s already in San Francisco for the NFL Spring Meeting, where he’ll be face-to-face with commissioner Roger Goodell and the other 31 team owners, told the MMQB.com’s Peter King that he believes Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had no knowledge of deflated footballs. “Yes. Because we had the discussion — if you did it, let’s just deal with it and take our hit and move on,” Kraft said. “I’ve known Tommy 16 years, almost half...
  • Exclusive: Mother Of Boston Marathon Bomber Says US Will Burn

    05/18/2015 1:19:34 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 50 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Sarah Kaufman
    Family friend tells Vocativ that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother sent a distraught message after her son was given the death penalty. With her terrorist son sentenced to death, the mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent raging messages to his supporters saying the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire,” her close friend told Vocativ. “They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly...
  • High schools changing rules for gowns at commencement

    05/17/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox
    For years, Sharon High School parents had help finding their sons and daughters among the sea of gowns on graduation day: boys all sported deep maroon, while girls wore pristine white. But last year, students approached principal Jose Libano with a proposal: end the tradition, which alienated some students. Now, all graduates wear maroon. Around the region, longstanding customs of assigning graduation colors by sex are giving way to new realities, driven by transgender student activists and supportive educators and classmates of all stripes. The change reflects a growing awareness that simple categories of male and female do not fit...
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • Ronald Reagan doesn’t live here anymore: Why it’s high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a “Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.” Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied “Contract with America,” the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, “No more hurting people,” that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Likely Won’t Face Execution For A Very Long Time

    05/16/2015 12:59:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 15,2015 | By BEN CASSELMAN
    The vast majority of those cases took place at the state level. Federal prisoners like Tsarnaev are even less likely to be executed. Between 1988, when Congress reinstated the death penalty for federal cases, and 2013, 71 federal defendants were sentenced to death; only three were executed, compared with 10 who had their sentences or convictions overturned on appeal. (One inmate died on death row, and another had his sentence commuted to life by President Bill Clinton in 2001.) No federal execution has taken place since 2003. Of those still awaiting execution, the typical inmate has already spent a decade...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Faults Reagan for GOP Attack on Middle Class in CA Speech

    05/16/2015 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2015 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations. Warren's speech before several thousand party loyalists at a California Democratic convention in Anaheim was greeted with thunderous cheers while scores of delegates waved signs emblazoned with her name. The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party's left wing ridiculed the GOP's potential 2016 field, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has proposed a double-digit cut in state aid for higher...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Poll: Most Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty for Marathon Bomber

    05/16/2015 12:37:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2015 | Thor Benson
    According to a new poll, most Boston and Massachusetts residents oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Boston Globe poll found that fewer than 20 percent of Massachusetts residents supported the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber. Only 15 percent of Boston residents believe he should be executed. One-third of Massachusetts residents and one-quarter of Boston residents believe execution is typically appropriate for egregious crimes. "It seems that voters have concluded that Tsarnaev does not deserve a quick death, but rather should spend the remainder of his days in a windowless cell contemplating the heinous acts that put...
  • Jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for marathon attack

    05/15/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss
    A jury's ruling today to sentence marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death is "justice" and a warning Boston "will not tolerate terrorism," survivors and police said after the verdict. "This is nothing to celebrate. This is justice," said survivor Michael Ward. "He wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early." The verdict against Tsarnaev, who'll turn 22 in July, was announced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr.'s courtroom clerk Paul Lyness. Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost a third of her left leg...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    Good Morning America/YAHOO! ^ | DADA JOVANOVIC, TANYA STUKALOVA and EMILY SHAPIRO
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-ŕ-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Tsarnaev gets death penalty

    05/15/2015 12:32:01 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 206 replies
    twitter | 5/15/15 | Laurel Sweet
    BREAKING: Dzhokhar #Tsarnaev is to be executed for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • The Jihadi Threat to International Order

    05/15/2015 12:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15 | Barak Mendelsohn
    However, this challenge is usually of limited scope, with political objectives confined to such conventional goals as assuming power in a state or gaining independence. Their violence, however disruptive, still accepts the state-based international order as an organizing principle. One might even claim that by aspiring to eventually become recognized state authorities, most terrorist groups reaffirm and strengthen an international order that is based on states. The challenge posed by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda is different. These groups have many more state enemies than most terrorist groups, and they challenge the practical sovereignty of their target states in more...
  • FLASHBACK— Boston Bomber Mom: “AMERICANS CAN BURN IN HELL”

    05/15/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 15 May 15 | Jim Hoft
    The mother of the Boston bombing suspects says she does not believe her sons carried out the marathon attacks. “My sons were framed by the US authorities.” [VIDEO AT LINK]