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  • Progressive Christians to “Take Back Their Faith” After Election

    11/25/2016 7:52:28 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    JuicyEcumenism ^ | 11/25/16 | Derryck Green
    A week after the election, the Huffington Post published a blog entry in which Progressive Christians suggested what like-minded Christians should do in order to “take back their faith.” Still reeling from the election in which Donald Trump was elected president, several progressive Christians pondered the necessary steps to draw a stronger contrast between their brand of kindhearted progressive Christianity, and the kind of conservative, evangelical Christianity that helped elect Donald Trump. The responses were predictably representative of left-wing Christianity, which centered on re-emphasizing social justice issues and identity politics as the “loving,” compassionate, anti-Trumpian counterpart to the hate-filled Christianity...
  • POPE DECRIES 'VIRUS' OF POLARIZATION OVER RACE, FAITH

    11/20/2016 7:13:25 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2016 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis warned against what he called a "virus of polarization" and hostility in the world targeting people with different nationalities, races or beliefs, as he led a ceremony Saturday giving the Roman Catholic Church 17 new cardinals from six continents. The consistory ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica formally inducted the churchmen into the cardinals' ranks. Francis used his homily to caution the new "princes of the church," as cardinals are sometimes called, to guard against animosity creeping into the church as well, saying "we are not immune from this." The pope spoke of "our pitiful...
  • President Trump: how & why

    11/15/2016 8:40:20 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 37 replies
    Jonathan Pie ^ | Jonathan Pie
    Freepers, do NOT miss this amazing video by a Brit "Progressive'.... his insight on why Trump won is stunning and already has over 3,000,000 hits. You will be amazed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs Watch all 6 minutes...you will never forget this guy!!
  • An important message from Progressive Change Campaign Committee

    11/09/2016 9:38:30 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee - Email | 11/9/16
    This is a stunning, scary, sad time for America. In January, we will live in a world where Donald Trump is President, and right-wing majorities control both the Senate and the House. It hurts to think about it. In the coming days, many people will be scrambling to respond (and deciding whether or not to move to Canada.) There are a lot of unknowns. But here are some truths we know now. First, the Democratic Party must go through a reckoning. Donald Trump won the Rust Belt by stoking the economic and social anxiety that so many people feel in...
  • Why a Republican Might Win Bernie’s Home State

    10/23/2016 8:54:29 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Bernie is still beloved here, where 86 percent of voters in the Democratic primary supported him—his strongest showing in the country. But some political experts suggest the cost of Sanders-style progressive policies—including, most notably, the state’s failed single-payer health care system—is driving many voters away from the Democrats, substantially boosting the odds that Republicans could retake the governorship this November.
  • Obama obsessed with Trump's buildings, hates John Wayne

    10/23/2016 7:44:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Oct, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Barack Obama can't stop talking about presidential candidate Donald Trump. Obama's recent stump speeches campaigning for Hillary Clinton are all about Trump. The billionaire real estate mogul is living inside Mr. Obama's head day and night. Obama's obsession is understandable. Trump embodies the socialist's worst nightmare. In 2008, Obama, like all socialists, promised his followers a land of milk and honey. Eight years later, he's delivered unemployment, poverty, food stamps, violence in the streets, open borders, drug cartels, heroin overdoses, terrorist attacks on our own soil, $10 trillion more debt, no economic growth, and radical Supreme Court judges. He has...
  • Progressive v. Conservative ideologies, not the candidates, are the real drivers in this election

    10/11/2016 1:30:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-11-2016 | Bookworm
    A Progressive friend is relentlessly pushing “Trump is awful” stories on me. I, a conservative, invariably counter by pointing out that Hillary’s list of sins and failures is infinitely worse.I realized yesterday that my arguments are irrelevant. My friend will never vote for someone who is not 100% pro-abortion, pro-socialized medicine, or pro-open borders.  Given a choice between a rotting dead body that is pro-Abortion and a genuine angel from Heaven that is pro-Choice, he’d vote for the rotting body every time.Even as we endlessly talk down the other side’s candidates (because few people are really comfortable talking their own candidate...
  • Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St.

    10/09/2016 9:25:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday expressed anger and vindication over leaked comments made by Hillary Clinton to banks and big business that appeared to confirm their fears about her support for global trade and tendency to cozy up to Wall Street. Clinton, who needs Sanders' coalition of young and left-leaning voters to propel her to the presidency, pushes for open trade and open borders in one of the speeches, and takes a conciliatory approach to Wall Street, both positions she later backed away from in an effort to capture the popular...
  • Progressive Traitors Stand With Saudis Over 9/11 Families

    09/30/2016 3:29:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 28, 2016, the two co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva, betrayed the country they claim citizenship in by standing with Saudi Arabia and Obama against 9/11 families. Joining them in this political treason was Progressive Caucus Whip Barbara Lee. Ellison’s treason was unsurprising. He was the first Muslim elected to Congress. Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, also joined Ellison in siding with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, also known as the King of Saudi Arabia. Saudi money has sponsored the international spread of Islam. Keith Ellison has made multiple...
  • Hillary Clinton Uses the UN to Advance her Progressive Globalist Agenda

    09/20/2016 9:50:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Joseph Klein
    For Hillary Clinton, the UN remains a useful instrument to advance her “progressive internationalist” agenda Hillary Clinton is planning to hold “a number of bilateral meetings” during this week’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where climate change and the rights of migrants and refugees will top the agenda. Hillary loves the United Nations. She said while serving in the Senate, for example, that “a strong United Nations is in America’s interest.” As Secretary of State, she declared that the UN “remains the single most important global institution.” She added, “We are constantly...
  • Stanley Sheinbaum, L.A. liberal lion who shaped decades of political dialogue, dead at 96

    09/13/2016 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/12/2016 | Elaine Woo
    For more than four decades, Stanley Sheinbaum regularly gathered moguls, presidents, celebrities and activists in his Brentwood living room to sip wine and debate the issues of the day. King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty were among the many famous faces who participated in the vibrant salons Sheinbaum and his wife, Betty, held at their art-filled home on exclusive Rockingham Avenue. But more than a high-powered host, Sheinbaum often was a change agent, whose fingerprints can be found on a remarkable array of notable events.
  • Common Sense Progressive and “Out of America”

    09/08/2016 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dr. ileana Johnson Paugh
    The people of Baton Rouge have shown the world a united American front of brotherhood, courage, and dignity “In countries where people are free, people are not ‘equal.’ In countries where everyone is ‘equal,’ people are not free.” —Rightbias.com The young black man described himself as a “common sense progressive.” I would have never noticed his profile in the social media, had it not been for his unreasonable defense of another rich and successful black man, a football player, who chose to ignore our National Anthem under the absurd race-baiting excuse that he was taking a stance against imagined racial...
  • Gary Johnson is Progressive, Not Libertarian

    09/07/2016 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 36 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | J B Williams
    The “never Trump” sycophants are so blinded by their personal envy of Donald Trump that they appear willing to support progressive Gary Johnson in order to help Hillary Clinton take the White House from Trump, who has set records in Republican voter support winning 38 of 50 state Republican primaries.
  • Are Jews who refuse to renounce Israel being excluded from "progressive" groups?

    08/27/2016 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Hard left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from "progressive" organizations. Last year, Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist on race issues in the St. Louis area was told that her advocacy for Israel was incompatible with the objectives of Black Lives Matter: "Solidarity from Ferguson to Palestine has become a central tenet of the movement" she was informed, because "Israeli and U.S. state oppression are deeply interconnected." Similarly, a student who attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Northwestern University last year was told "you support Israel, so you cannot also support us." Recently,...
  • With manifest apologies to Jeff Foxworthy... (Vanity)

    08/16/2016 7:08:44 AM PDT · by Montana_Sam · 15 replies
    8/16/2016 | myself
    Are you dumber than a doper? (With manifest apologies to Jeff Foxworthy)
  • Tim Kaine - KeyWiki

    07/26/2016 4:34:21 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 5 replies
    Key Wiki ^ | NA | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loundon writes a blog to expose Communist and Socialist activity. Trevor writes bio's on public figures. Trevor documents and reports associations and support networks of public figures. Here is the Tim Kaine Wiki bio. http://www.keywiki.org/Tim_Kaine Lots of mooselimb brotherhood support. Arabs bought and paid for Kaine. Also, strong socialist support network propelling the Kaine career
  • Voting with your conscience not really an option

    07/24/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    When will we wake up to realize that it is America who is the Lady in Distress much more so than the wife of any politician? The America-wrecking ‘progressives’ are heading to their all glitz and glamor Democratic National Convention tomorrow, laughing hilariously every step of the way. The last time the DNC hit the global limelight they introduced a narcissist with zero to qualify him from faux Greek columns at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. It was back then when a jumped-up street fighting community organizer was passed off as The Messiah—and none of the groans...
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7Times The Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down(Shortened)

    06/25/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year.
  • Donald Trump Could Be the Military-Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare

    06/23/2016 12:21:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | MARCH 23, 2016 | By William Greider
    Let’s admit it. As political provocateur, Donald Trump has a dizzy kind of genius. He feints to the right, then he spins to the left. Either way, the hot subject for political chatter becomes Donald Trump. This week, while people everywhere were fretting over his violent talk, the candidate came to Washington and dropped a peace bomb on the neocon editorial writers at The Washington Post and the war lobby. Trump wants to get the United States out of fighting other people’s wars. He thinks maybe NATO has outlived its usefulness. He asks why Americans are still paying for South...
  • Color Me Shocked: "Liberals" Are the True Authoritarians

    06/16/2016 4:34:28 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 16, 2016 | Benny Huang
    In what is being called “the mother of all corrections,” the American Journal of Political Science has admitted that the results of a study it published were unintentionally misrepresented. The study, “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies,” purported to show that conservatives are marked by an authoritarian streak. After the study had garnered much scholarly attention, Steven Ludeke and Stig H. R. Rasmussen of the University of Southern Denmark noticed that the data did not support the published results. The correct conclusion is that liberals, particularly economic liberals, lean toward authoritarianism. This study, which was...
  • Welcome To Dystopia

    06/03/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/3/2016 | Gary
    The mantra of progressivism over the past century has been the unstoppable 'progression' of human society, government, and technology towards a supposed utopian future free from war, disease, and poverty - a future where humans are masters of their own universe, unshackled from anything and everything holding us back and united as citizens of the world. Yet no "progressive" (be they communist, socialist, technocrat, or humanist) stops to ask if this is a possible or even worthwhile goal.  No one of that political persuasion questions whether their philosophical outlook is the right one to have nor why it is justifiable...
  • Let the Children Vote! The Left's Next Battleground

    05/21/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    Dave Sussman Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dave Susman
    The Left’s Next Battlefront If you thought the transgender bathroom was the hill upon which the progressive movement would die, get ready for the next outrageous little war the left is waging against common sense. Last week the City of San Francisco passed an amendment (9-2) to lower the voting age to 16 years old. It will appear on this November’s ballot in an effort to expand voting “rights”. It may be tempting to laugh it off as “wacky San Francisco”, but advocates intend to replicate this around the country, and worldwide. Their wishes may be soon granted: Council members...
  • The Most Important Story This Political Season

    05/19/2016 6:03:50 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 16 replies
    Dr. Anthony Napoleon ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Dr Anthony Napoleon
    An Avowed Socialist is a Viable Candidate for President of the United States Let that headline sink in for a moment. I know what you’re thinking: Senator Sanders doesn’t have a chance. Before you get too much solace from that denial ridden and self-comforting thought, you’re missing the point. Put aside your desire to soothe your jagged nerves and consider that for the FIRST TIME in American history, an avowed socialist is a VIABLE candidate for President of the United States. How did we get here? Well, to begin with, Baby Boomers are no longer the largest demographic group in...
  • 10 Worst Things Happening in Schools…Really?!?

    05/16/2016 2:12:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Education News and Views ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A progressive organization published a list of the “ten worst things” in education. You can learn a lot about why public schools are mediocre by looking at this list. The ten items provide a distillation of what progressive/liberal educators value, and conversely what they consider not worth mentioning. Progressive/liberal thinking dominates our schools, so this is not idle chitchat. Some of the ten items may be problems but they are hardly “the worst.” As you’ll see, there is almost no mention of academic failings, namely, that kids don’t master basic skills nor learn much essential knowledge. (You’ll also notice a...
  • Heather Mallick: Anyone who criticizes PM’s wife is a bully

    05/15/2016 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Mallick, as a true progressive lives in her own insular world. Genuine criticism of a progressive woman is bullying but conservatives like Palin are fair game Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of what passes for the prime minister of Canada, has come under fire recently. She lives in free housing, complete with cooks, maids and other servants. In addition, the mother of three has two state-funded (that should read taxpayer-funded) nannies to help her with the children. And she has an assistant to help her although as the PM’s wife, she has no official duties. The poor dear apparently cannot function with...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Bart Simpson For President

    04/24/2016 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Doing bad things for good purposes is the operational rational of Progressive Liberalism That ultimate symbol of mischievous scamp Bart Simpson in Season One of the longest running show in TV history when caught red-handed offered up one of his signature phrases, “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything.” This came to mind when I was thinking about Hillary “They’ll Never Indict Me” Clinton and her morally challenged obviously corrupt character. Donald Trump has said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,”...
  • Progressive Totalitarianism

    02/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 15 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 02/26/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book The Snapping of the American Mind, David Kupelian asks the following painful question that millions of Americans like myself have pondered for years and will ponder for some time to come as America slowly rips itself apart. Kupelian writes, “How could it be that hundreds of thousands of Americans fought and bled – and many died – on foreign shores to contain an evil and metas-tasizing ideology variously called communism, Marxism, socialism, collectivism, or statism, and yet now, just a few years later, we would gaze up at the pinnacle of power in our own country and...
  • Video: D'Souza explains the "free stuff" progressive ripoff scheme

    02/12/2016 7:46:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Dinesh D'Souza ^ | 2/11/2016
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  • Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP (trouble in RINOland)

    02/03/2016 10:32:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2016 11:07 AM EST | Alan Fram
    House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not to be distracted by guns or other "hot-button" issues that President Barack Obama raises this election year. "We can't fall into the progressives' trap of acting like angry reactionaries," Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Heritage Action for America policy meeting. "The left would love nothing more than for a fragmented conservative movement to stand in a circular firing squad, so the progressives can win by default." ...
  • A Political Realignment 10 Years in the Making

    01/31/2016 2:02:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS ^ | January 31,2016 | Salena Zito
    America doesn't need two secular, cosmopolitan parties. Trump's secret is that he has found an unoccupied space to practice politics. Call it the politically incorrect, moderately traditionalist, main-street economics zone, where winners and losers exist (just as in the real world) and it is not a crime to believe unabashedly in American greatness. Trump has stoked xenophobic fears and used his crass showmanship to mark out this territory. His tactics of strong demagoguery make it completely understandable to lament his success. Yet, in order for our political system to work, people must feel as if they have real choices that...
  • Nikabrik's Candidate (My Fear Also on Trump)

    01/27/2016 6:59:01 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/22/2016 | Gina Dalfonzo
    "If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven into hiding. When Prince Caspian—a Telmarine himself, but one who sympathizes with the Narnian cause—joins forces with them, this leads to a fresh round of attacks from the other Telmarines and their king, Miraz. The Narnians try to summon help by using Queen Susan’s horn—and they are successful,...
  • Experts Say You Should Be Screened for Depression Annually

    01/27/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Shapre.com ^ | 001/26/2016 | Kylie GIlbert
    The new guidelines, updated for the first time since 2009 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent volunteer panel of primary care doctors that makes prevention-based medical recommendations. The panel previously advised that adults should be screened for depression when mental health services were available, a limitation the panel says is no longer needed now that screening services are more widely available and accepted as a part of mental health care. Better yet, the panel gave its recommendation a "B" grading, which means depression screening must be covered...
  • Who is Donald Trump, Really?

    01/15/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by TBP · 122 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | December 1, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Tom Donelson
    Byron York had an interesting piece on Donald Trump that is worth reading. At least anyone who might be interested in the real Donald Trump. Trump appeared in front of the “non-partisan” No Labels group who desperately wants candidates that will “compromise” even though it is never clear what compromises will result in. Donald Trump told this group, "Let me just tell you, the word compromise is not a bad word to me. I like the word compromise. We need compromise, there is nothing wrong with compromise, but it's always good to compromise and win. Meaning, let's compromise and win."...
  • Bernie Sanders Just Got a Major Progressive Endorsement

    01/13/2016 1:26:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    http://fortune.com ^ | JANUARY 12, 2016 | Ben Geier
    Another nod from the left MoveOn, the progressive activist group who once received money from George Soros, has decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for the presidency, giving him yet another accolade from the left wing of the Democratic Party. Unlike some other political groups, MoveOn’s endorsement is decided by a vote of its members, with a 2/3 majority needed for the official nod to be given. MoveOn endorsed Howard Dean in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
  • Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor Says He’s Not ‘Progressive’

    12/31/2015 4:23:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS PHILADELPHIA ^ | 31 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney bristles at the label "progressive." "How about fairness?" he said in a recent interview. "When you know something's unfair, it's unfair. There are certain things that you have to acknowledge are the case and then work to fix them." Jim Kenney is not African-American but few white politicians are as comfortable discussing issues of inequality, mass incarceration and policing. The 57-year-old Irish-American, South Philly native's positions have earned him comparisons with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...
  • How Progressives Stole Christian History

    12/17/2015 6:59:36 PM PST · by DavidThomas · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/16/1015 | David Byrne
    The Greeks invented philosophy. They gave us Herodotus, the father of history, too. Their philosophy of history was cyclical, meaning they believed history had highs and lows, but lacked purpose. The Christian intellectual tradition first proposed that history moves in a linear fashion, corresponds with progress, and culminates with a utopian end point. Modern day “progressives” have inherited this Christian philosophy, and merely substituted their values. It was the great St. Augustine who initially posited a comprehensive teleological (with an end) philosophy of history. Drawing upon Old Testament conceptions of history, Augustine divided the past into epochs, one following the...
  • Steve Jobs vs the Education Establishment

    11/28/2015 3:06:47 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    RightSideNews.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, was arguably more intelligent and capable than 99.9% of the population. In a 1980 interview Jobs gave his vision for education: 'I am a very big believer in equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcome….Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education….Maybe even more important than a great family life…It pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. If we got our act together, we could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. But we fall far short...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • PROGRESSIVE RACISM

    11/05/2015 8:14:01 PM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    Discover the Networks ^ | Unknown | Probably David Horowitz
    Progressives, who have always claimed to be the authoritative source of progressive attitudes on race, have actually become one of the centers of racist thinking in America over the last quarter century, a period of time in which postwar liberalism/progressivism itself was being reconfigured by the radical Sixties worldview. Progressive racism began in the last years of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, when organizations such as the Black Panther Party and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) radicalized the issue of color in America by focusing on legitimate “black rage” and the “institutional racism” they claimed was embedded in the...
  • Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy

    11/03/2015 6:11:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/3/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or "progressive" platform have been enacted: A "living wage" ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors. A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average. A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members. Other government employee unions that do the same for their members. A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies. Would...
  • The Proposed Democrat Party Name Change(People's Cube Satire)

    10/22/2015 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Torcert · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/19/2015 | Putin on the Ritz
    Comrades, As a collectivist who strives for the greater common good, last weekend (days off from labor provided by our collective brothers) I pondered on our current party name. Like the Confederate Flag, which clearly represents bigotry and past US aggression toward the people of color, and needs to be removed from history - might I submit that the name “Democrat”, which has a past history of Jim Crow laws and dare I say lynchings, be changed? If we can come together as a group and rename our glorious party, I believe we can unite Amerika. Let us focus on...
  • Actor Jon Voight: 'Progressive' is Very Devious Term--Created as Substitute for 'Communist'

    10/22/2015 10:48:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Mark Judge
    There are a lot of conservatives in Hollywood, and they’re not very welcome. It’s a big surprise that we’ve come to this juncture where people with patriotic thoughts could not find a home in Hollywood. “I think the word ‘progressive’ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist.' What they propose is the reverse of progress. It’s some that that does taste of communism and Karl Marx’s pernicious philosophy.”
  • Judd Gregg: The problems with progressives

    10/19/2015 7:22:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Oct, 22015 | Greg Judd
    The “progressive” quote and its implications set the parameters for the next presidential election. Folks who want to define themselves as being further to the left than orthodox liberals now use the term “progressive.” If this were Denmark, they would be calling themselves socialist. But only Bernie has the courage and integrity to do that, so they refer to themselves as progressives. Progressives — and Hillary specifically — very much aim to carry forward the ethos and legacy of President Obama. His aims are theirs. The only difference of any consequence, as Hillary said in the debate, is that the...
  • A Synopsis of The Progressive Movement

    10/19/2015 1:54:13 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies
    October 19, 2015 | MosesKnows
    The Progressive Movement: A Synopsis All productive discourse must begin on a point of agreement in order to have meaningful results. Conservatives are not in agreement regarding the Progressive Movement. The Progressive Movement arose around the beginning of the 20th century. Socialist support gave the movement a bad name and they began to call themselves Liberals. However, as of late, bolstered by the open Socialist support they have returned to calling themselves Progressives. The socialist support makes it nearly impossible to distinguish between Democrats, Socialist, and Socialist Democrat. I will share my opinion about the origin and agenda of the...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Denmark Comments Show He Doesn’t Even Understand His Own ‘Socialism’

    10/15/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    It had to be Denmark, didn’t it? If you are the sort of person who has better things to do — which is to say, a fully functioning adult who is not professionally obliged to follow these things — then you probably missed the exchange between Mrs. Clinton and Senator Sanders at last night’s debate, when she lectured him that the United States isn’t Denmark and he responded with a rousing defense of the Danish model. Never mind, for the moment, that neither of these batty old geezers has the foggiest idea of what’s going on in Denmark, or in...