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  • In GOP war on Social Security, only Trump gets it

    08/29/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 204 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Republican presidential candidates. who have had to seek contributions from a handful of wealthy contributors, want to cut Social Security. Average Americans love the program; the superwealthy don’t. Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And it’s interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that “there hasn’t been a major scandal.” The qualifier “major” lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administration’s ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • The New York Times Twists Stats To Portray Clarence Thomas As An Unoriginal Thinker

    08/28/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/28/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On Friday, The New York Times published an article clearly aimed at portraying conservative Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas as an unoriginal thinker, if not an outright plagiarist. But a closer look at the statistics cited in the piece, entitled “Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own,” indicates that The Times grossly overstated its case.In the article, Times reporter Adam Liptak cites three studies that used linguistic software to measure what percentage of justices’ opinions use words cribbed from briefs submitted to the court.According to Liptak, Thomas used words from those briefs at an “unusually high” rate compared...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • Ithaca Voice reporter: I shouldn’t have to wait 20 months for a gun

    08/26/2015 6:15:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | 08/25/15 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. — A 20-month waiting period for a pistol permit in Tompkins County is too long to wait for a gun and doesn't keep anybody safer. That's how long it will take me — a person with no criminal history and no mental illnesses — to get a permit. I probably come to the table with a perspective different than most New Yorkers. I'm a Texas girl from a primarily conservative family who considers going to a gun range and grabbing lunch a wonderfully spent Saturday with my relatives. I don't think my background, however, changes the fact that...
  • Capone Dead At 48; Dry Era Gang Chief (does he remind you of Hillary?)

    08/26/2015 5:35:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | orig 1947
    FROM THE ARTICLE, HERE ARE COMPARISONS TO THE CLINTON CRIME FAMILY - His infamy made international legend. He was the symbol of the ultimate in American lawlessness. Capone won great wealth; how much, no one will ever know, except that the figure was fantastic. He remained immune from prosecution... By the end of 1925 Capone was riding high. He had a magnificent home on Prairie Avenue,... The fat man from Chicago, blazing with diamonds, assumed an air of injured innocence. He was turned out with the rest because all the other witnesses, like himself, related that they did not happen...
  • Mom Outraged to Find This Sticker on Her Son’s Textbook Addressing Abortion and Sex

    08/22/2015 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    BLAZE.com ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Take a look at the sticker: This. THIS is a sticker my son's public high school just forced all students to put in their science books: pic.twitter.com/MmVM1xu0Xf — Suzanne Young (@suzanne_young) August 19, 2015 The wording of the text falls in line with Arizona law on the matter: “In view of the...
  • Retire the Myths; Women Are Ready for Combat

    08/22/2015 4:25:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 118 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-20-15 | Anu Bhagwati
    The defense secretary has an incredible opportunity to usher in the end of legalized sex discrimination in the military. As tens of thousands of women have proved over 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women are capable of the combat skills necessary to fight alongside their male counterparts. The question now is whether to give women the opportunity to compete for coveted combat arms assignments, such as infantry and special forces. Since the Pentagon formally rescinded the combat exclusion policy in 2013, well over 100 women have successfully passed the Marine Corps’ enlisted infantry school and two female...
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Apple’s Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of women, Apple issue statement

    08/21/2015 12:59:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | August 21, 2015
    In a sign that the uproar was threatening not only his reputation but also his business dealings, Dr. Dre, who has previously spoken dismissively or vaguely about the allegations [including criminal charges, that Dr. Dre physically abused women], which are decades old, confronted them on Friday in a statement to The New York Times,” Joe Coscarelli reports for The New York Times. “While he did not address each allegation individually, he said: ‘Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is...
  • NYT Slams Donald Trumps Immigration Plan: "Barely Subtextual Racism"

    08/21/2015 10:19:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    The heads of the Manhattan elites who run the New York Times editorial board collectively exploded on Thursday evening in response to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s detailed immigration reform plan that would put Americans first over foreigners and special interests.
  • NYT Reporter: 'You Want Me to Indict and Damn Hillary Clinton? I'm Not Going to Do That'

    08/21/2015 6:51:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Finally! Something from a New York Times reporter you can absolutely, positively believe: that no matter the mounting evidence, he will not condemn Hillary Clinton for her email malfeasance. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough repeatedly tried to get Jeremy Peters to state whether he agreed with the federal judge who yesterday declared that Hillary had not "followed government policy" regarding her email. After haplessly trying to do anything but answer the question, an exasperated Peters finally sputtered: "you want, you want me to indict and damn Hillary? I'm not going to do that." View the video...
  • New York Times: G.O.P. Candidates Follow Trump to the Bottom on Immigration

    08/20/2015 10:53:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/20/2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    Before Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates could deflect tough questions on immigration with vague promises to secure the border and oppose all “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Not anymore. Mr. Trump has offered a plan to “take back our country” from what he calls the rapist-murderer-job stealers being exported from Mexico. He is full of ideas. He would expel 11 million immigrants, and their families, and let only “the good ones” back in. He would restrict legal immigration, and impose a national job-verification system so that everyone, citizens too, would need federal permission to work. He would build a 2,000-mile border...
  • NY Times: Discussing Immigration, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Use an Offensive Term

    08/20/2015 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump continues to overheat the Republican Party’s speech on immigration. What is his latest protest against political correctness? “Anchor babies.” [Snip] The phrase is as offensive as the word “illegals” for many immigrants who come to America.
  • NYT: ISIS Rapes Yazidis and Carries Out Mass Sex Trade, BUT THE CRUSADES

    08/15/2015 8:07:34 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-15 | Ben Weingarten
    In a New York Times article exposing the horrific barbarism of ISIS in its systematic rape of Yazidi girls and booming sex trade, you might think that America’s original sin would go uncommented upon. But then you would be underestimating The Grey Lady. Behold the paper of record in its full morally relativistic glory:
  • For Evolving Brains, a ‘Paleo’ Diet Full of Carbs

    08/13/2015 9:17:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG. 13, 2015 | Carl Zimmer
    You are what you eat, and so were your ancient ancestors. But figuring out what they actually dined on has been no easy task. There are no Pleistocene cookbooks to consult. Instead, scientists must sift through an assortment of clues, from the chemical traces in fossilized bones to the scratch marks on prehistoric digging sticks. Scientists have long recognized that the diets of our ancestors went through a profound shift with the addition of meat. But in the September issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, researchers argue that another item added to the menu was just as important: carbohydrates,...
  • He Never Said It

    08/13/2015 9:22:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the first paragraph of The New York Times' front-page story on Sunday, the Times said that because Megyn Kelly "questioned him forcefully at the Republican presidential debate," Donald Trump said she did it "because she was menstruating." He did not. Whether the Times was perpetrating a lie on its gullible readers or simply confused, I cannot say. In the next paragraph, readers can see for themselves what Trump actually said. He said, "You could see there was blood coming out of (Kelly's) eyes, blood coming out of her wherever," when she rather bluntly questioned him on indelicate...
  • The New York Times Admits Scientists Can Be Bought

    08/10/2015 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You ought to see some of the stories in the Stack. There is a story about... Get this. Now, keep in mind as I go through these that climate change exists in only one place: Computer models. Climate change exists in predictions based on computer modeling alone. There is no data, there is no evidence. It used to be freezing. Then it was global warming. Now it's "climate change" so that any apparently abnormal weather event can be attributed to climate change. Be it a tornado, be it a two-inch rainstorm, even a hailstorm that damages a jetliner can...
  • The Roanoke Colonists: Lost, and Found?

    08/10/2015 10:44:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 10, 2015 | Theo Emery
    MERRY HILL, N.C. — Under a blistering sun, Nicholas M. Luccketti swatted at mosquitoes as he watched his archaeology team at work in a shallow pit on a hillside above the shimmering waters of Albemarle Sound. On a table in the shade, a pile of plastic bags filled with artifacts was growing. Fragments of earthenware and pottery. A mashed metal rivet. A piece of a hand-wrought nail. They call the spot Site X. Down a dusty road winding through soybean fields, the clearing lies between two cypress swamps teeming with venomous snakes. It is a suitably mysterious name for a...
  • Jeb Bush Gets Applause at Conservative Forum (Erick Erickson's RedState)

    08/08/2015 11:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 8, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    ATLANTA — Jeb Bush, who has fought the perception of conservatives that he is not one of them, journeyed into the lion’s den on Saturday. While he may not have converted every skeptic at the RedState Gathering, a conclave of anti-establishment Republicans, he persuaded more than a few to give him a second look. After Mr. Bush’s solid but largely unmemorable outing Thursday in the first Republican debate, where he was overshadowed by the pyrotechnics around him, he came across in Atlanta as having tamed his wonkiness, and as being confident in defending positions he knew were unpopular with many...
  • NY Times: Who’s Winning the G.O.P. Campaign?

    08/08/2015 5:06:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/7/2015
    History suggests that the eventual nominee will emerge from 2015 in one of the top two or three positions, as measured by endorsements, fund-raising and polling. The polls get most of the attention, but they’re not the most important part of the early stages of a presidential campaign. The better guide to who’s really winning is known as the “invisible primary,” in which candidates compete for support from their fellow politicians, from party leaders and from donors. The candidate who wins the invisible primary usually wins the nomination. Even when he doesn’t, the eventual nominee tends to be a candidate...
  • Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Legitimizes ‘War On Women’ In Question To Trump

    08/07/2015 9:22:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/7/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly — who has been praised by The New York Times for being a fair and tough journalist — went after GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in the beginning of the primetime GOP presidential primary debate on Thursday. However, when the news anchor questioned the real estate mogul, she legitimized the “war on women” mantra used by the Democratic Party to attack Republicans. Kelly asked, “Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides. In particular when it...
  • [New SEC Rule] Companies will be required to reveal CEOs’ versus workers’ pay

    08/06/2015 3:39:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | 8/6/15 | Peter Eavis
    The chief executive of General Electric raked in a $37.3 million pay package last year, a large sum by any standard. But how much larger was it than the average pay of the 305,000 employees who helped General Electric earn billions in profits that year? The industrial giant did not disclose that comparison, and corporate America rarely reveals how the compensation of the chief executive stacks up against that of the workers in the ranks below. That will soon change. After a long delay and plenty of pushback from corporations, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved in 3-2 vote on...
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...
  • China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

    08/03/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and MARK MAZZETTI
    LOOMIS, Calif. — China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case. Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic. The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds over numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cybertheft of American government data and China’s aggressive territorial claims. Mr. Ling...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Donald Trump’s Instinct for Racially Charged Rhetoric, Before His Presidential Bid

    07/31/2015 4:01:19 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Alexander Burns
    Under a dark photograph showing hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia, the newspaper advertisement warned in dire terms that violent criminals were coming to town. “Are these the new neighbors we want?” the paid message asked. “The St. Regis Mohawk Indian record of criminal activity is well documented.” The ad, part of an advocacy campaign meant to stop a casino from being built in New York’s Catskill region, drew an indignant response from the tribe, which called it a naked appeal to racism. The incendiary ads, which ran in upstate newspapers in February 2000, were the work of the New York...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • Kerry's 'threats, intimidation' won't silence Israel, official tells NYT

    07/26/2015 11:27:52 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/26/2015 | jpost.com staff
    US secretary of state said over the weekend that Israel would be more isolated globally if Congress killed Iran nuclear deal. An Israeli official hit back at US Secretary of State John Kerry over the weekend following remarks that were perceived by the government in Jerusalem as "thinly veiled efforts to muzzle criticism" of the Iran nuclear agreement. Responding to Kerry's contention that Israel would face even more international isolation if Congress strikes down the Iran nuclear deal, the official told The New York Times on Saturday that the government would continue its public lobbying. “We reject the threats directed...
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Principal commits suicide amid Common Core test scandal [ New York ]

    07/26/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Susan Edelman,
    The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated ... Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, of Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a B train in the 135th Street station ... She was pulled out from under the train and taken to Harlem Hospital, where she died eight days later. The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a suicide. The leap came at 9:20 a.m., less than 24 hours after her 47 third-graders wrapped up three days sweating...
  • Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing?

    07/25/2015 1:46:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Thomas B. Edsall
    For generations, working- and middle-class opponents of anti-discrimination laws have argued that more affluent whites support such laws without having to bear any of the costs. Now, the Democratic loyalty of better-off white liberals will be tested by two recent developments: the June 25 Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s issuance of a new rule on July 8, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” Such a development has potential political ramifications. It may drive some middle-income and other whites into the arms of...
  • Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers – Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

    07/23/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Governor Cuomo’s New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York City’s 200,000 fast food workers. City establishments will now be required to offer employees at least $15 per hour by the end of 2018. The move also makes it cost effective for companies to fire humans and hire robots. Momentum Machines has developed a robot that can put out one burger every 10 seconds.
  • NY Times changes story about criminal inquiry into Hillary Clinton emails

    07/24/2015 6:00:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2015 | Rick Moran
    How much pull does Hillary Clinton have with the press? Politico's Dylan Beyers noticed a subtile, but monumental change to an article in the New York Times this morning that altered the entire thrust of the piece. The State Department's inspector general is requesting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's outside email accounts because he suspects that hundreds of classified documents were stored on the server. Without explanation or notice, the Times changed the focus of the article. The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive reportabout a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department...
  • New York Times alters Clinton email story

    07/24/2015 5:14:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/15 | Dylan Byers
    The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes. The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation "into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state." That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for...
  • Time for Rush Limbaugh to Smother Trump

    07/21/2015 11:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    The king of talk radio could take out Trump if he wanted to, so why won’t he sack up and do it?The New York Times recently ran a piece titled, Rush Limbaugh Rallies Listeners to Donald Trump’s Defense. In reading Rush’s full transcript, I found that headline a bit unfair. On Monday, he did cite ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s defense of Trump—which I (and others) found to be unpersuasive. But his comments were far more nuanced than the Times’ headline suggested. Apparently Limbaugh felt that way, too. “Because I don’t join in the condemnation of Trump,” he explained on Tuesday,...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • The Official Loss of American Sovereignty:

    07/20/2015 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The biggest story of the day, to me, is the official loss of United States sovereignty. And by that I mean the United Nations Security Council has endorsed the United States and the other five nations involved in this Iran nuclear deal before the United States Congress has weighed in on it. The Obama administration purposely fast tracked this deal up to the UN Security Council and our ambassadorette up there, what's her name, Samantha Power. "UN Security Council unanimously endorses the landmark nuclear deal established between Iran and six world powers in a first step toward ending UN...
  • NY Times blistering critique of Hillary Clinton is journalism at its finest

    07/20/2015 8:56:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-20-15 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a brief time this year when it almost seemed like the nation’s biggest newspapers, including the Gray Lady, were going to be giving Hillary Clinton the same level of required scrutiny which should apply to every candidate for elected office. It came when they actually covered the email server story and went into a fair amount of depth on it. Of course, it would have been embarrassing in the extreme to not do so, since everyone else on the planet was talking about it. But all good things must come to an end, as they say, and New...
  • A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

    07/18/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Tony Hsieh could buy a private island if he wanted to. The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million. But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times. The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David Gelles at The Times. Hsieh lives in a trailer in the community he calls "Llamapolis" with his pet alpaca. The trailer park is part of Hsieh's $350 million investment into making Las Vegas a metropolitan...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Cheers Deaths of 9-11 Rescuers, David Brooks Apologizes For Being White

    07/18/2015 5:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    “Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White” is an embarrassingly mushy public mash note from New York Times columnist David Brooks to modern America’s newest race huckster. Coates is an ill-tempered and self-pitying hack who has found a very lucrative franchise for himself writing about how awful America is and how unbearably hard life is for African-Americans. Yes, so tragically hard that someone barely literate and as ignorant as Coates can make a very comfortable living giving speeches and teaching writing seminars at Ivy League universities and be fawned over by well-meaning but naive people like Brooks. By the way, I...
  • David Brooks: Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White

    07/17/2015 11:58:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Brooks
    ... the disturbing challenge of your book is your rejection of the American dream. My ancestors chose to come here. For them, America was the antidote to the crushing restrictiveness of European life, to the pogroms. For them, the American dream was an uplifting spiritual creed that offered dignity, the chance to rise ... Your definition of “white” is complicated. But you write “ ‘White America’ is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies. Sometimes this power is direct (lynching), and sometimes it is insidious (redlining).” In what is bound to be the...
  • New York Times Columnist David Brooks Blasted for White Privilege Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    07/17/2015 12:07:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    New York Times columnist David Brooks was slammed on Twitter Friday after he wrote a column — in the form of a letter to The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates — about Coates’ new book about the African-American experience and white privilege. Brooks’ “Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White” compliments Coates’ “searing contribution to the public education,” but then switches gears to criticize the book, “Between the World and Me.” ... Salon, which has made a sport of Brooks bashing, wrote a review of Brook’s column, and opined that “the Times columnist displays more white privilege in one column than some white...
  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times’ editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, “So much for our left-wing conspiracy.” The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruz’s book “A Time for Truth,” even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...
  • My Debate With Paul Krugman [No Wonder He Didn't Want It Televised]

    07/16/2015 4:58:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD via RCM ^ | 07/15/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Krugman is for a single-payer health care system and argues that socialist health care systems provide better health outcomes at cheaper cost around the world. My response was that third-party payer systems in education and health care are what's driving up costs and that health care premiums paid by families are rising way faster than Obama predicted. Where are the $2,500 in family savings? Medicare is apparently the glittering success story of government, yet it's running unfunded liabilities in the tens of trillions of dollars. Krugman was lamest in explaining the migration of a thousand people a day from blue...
  • Scott Walker and the Other Dummies

    07/15/2015 5:09:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Arca Max Publishing ^ | July 15, 2015 | L. Brent Bozell III
    On the day Scott Walker would announce in Wisconsin that he was running for president, The New York Times offered a typical takedown on the front page. "Admiring voters" found him to be authentic and approachable, but there were two words these fans apparently did not use: "Smart" and "sophisticated." That might be because liberal snobs at the Times think that those words are defined by how liberal you are. Those are qualities you get from reading the Times. Their own ads have touted them for giving the customer "depth" and "breadth" and "insights." Conservatives are dumb, but they have...
  • This could be the real reason multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

    07/13/2015 2:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jonathan Marino
    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The news came as bit of a surprise since The New York Times just described him as a man of "exceptional business instincts" less than a week ago. In May, Forbes pegged his net worth at $155 million. 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III, reportedly earned between $60 million and $100 million from a stake in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, according to The Washington Post. Yet in the abbreviated Chapter 11 filing Monday, Jackson's lawyers said that his assets range from $10 million to $50 million, including...
  • NY TIMES TAKING A BEATING IN ITS BATTLE WITH TED CRUZ

    We wrote here about Ted Cruz’s feud with the New York Times. Cruz’s new book, A Time for Truth, is a hot seller, apparently #3 among hard cover nonfiction books. But the Times refused to list it on its best seller list, claiming that its “sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.” Both Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, have denied the charge, and Cruz has challenged the Times either to provide evidence to back up its claim, or else apologize.Now Amazon has entered the fray, stating publicly that there is “is no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity in our...
  • NY Times Author: Whites Prevent Minorities from Going to National Parks

    07/13/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 80 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Glenn Nelson of the New York Times asked last week, "Why Are Our Parks So White?" Mr. Nelson believes that race plays a role in visiting national parks and not enough minorities are going to parks. According to Nelson, "The national parks attracted a record 292.8 million visitors in 2014, but a vast majority were white and aging. The most recent survey commissioned by the park service on visitation, released in 2011, found that 22 percent of visitors were minorities, though they make up some 37 percent of the population. "This suggests an alarming disconnect," he writes. Nelson believes that...