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  • Hey progressives, why aren’t you demanding a ‘national discussion’ on anti-Christian bigotry?

    10/03/2015 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    Because it doesn't fit the narrative If Thursday’s victims had been singled out because they were black, every left-wing talking head on the planet would be using the Umpqua Community College shootings as evidence of America’s deep-seated racism. If Thursday’s victims had been singled out because they were Muslims, they’d be blaming Bush, American xenophobia, and anti-Islamic paranoia. If they’d been targeted because they were Women, Democrat pundits would be screaming about the war on women and the misogyny inherent to our Neanderthal culture.
  • Massachusetts woman charged with almost $4 million in food stamp fraud

    09/30/2015 3:51:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    <p>Progressives will tell you that food stamp fraud is basically a problem that doesn’t exist. At best they’ll admit that, perhaps, there are a few instances where a store sells something to a customer that shouldn’t be covered by the SNAP program - but they’ll claim those minor transgressions are extremely isolated cases. They’ll regale you with tales of the hard-working poor who hold down two jobs and receive welfare just to make ends meet.</p>
  • Democrats Caring for the Common Man

    09/27/2015 8:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    One of my favorite political stories comes from my friend Michelle Steel, an Orange County Supervisor and formerly a member of the State Board of Equalization in California (BOE). When on the BOE, which oversees much of the tax structure in California including sales tax, she served with Judy Chu who is now a Congresswoman (D-CA). In the eight years that Steel served on the BOE, she could only remember Chu voting in favor of the taxpayer once. But every time she went out somewhere with Chu, she would tell a story about her support for the taxpayers and tell...
  • The Economic Fallacies of Progressive Christianity

    09/26/2015 6:31:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2015 | David French
    When it comes to considering the arguments of newly resurgent Christian progressives, we hold these truths to be self-evident: Jesus was not a socialist, the Bible is not an economics textbook, and while scripture commands believers to help the poor, it also commands the poor to help themselves. As Pope Francis gains rock-star status on the economic left, Christians would do well to remember not just scripture, but the economic reality of recent world experience. This morning, the pope addressed Congress with relative restraint. Rather than decrying the perceived excesses of global capitalism — calling it, as he once...
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • The Progressive Left Keeps Sticking Up For Pedophiles

    09/21/2015 7:45:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies ^ | September 21, 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Today, Salon gave a platform to a self-confessed pedophile to explain his urges in sympathetic terms. “I’m a Pedophile, But Not A Monster” reads the headline. It’s a long, self-pitying screed that ends with a call to be “understanding and supportive” of adults who crave sexual intimacy with children. Forgive me if I’m not first to start the standing ovation. In fact I’m pretty sure most people will find the existence on Salon’s website of this post both shocking and distasteful. The timing of Nickerson’s post, barely a week after multiple high-profile progressives rallied around progressive activist Sarah Nyberg, couldn’t...
  • Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didn’t work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to “welcome” Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include “Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • Bernie Sanders (Like All Socialists) is a Thief Claiming to be a Humanitarian

    09/15/2015 10:58:38 AM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 15, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Most people don't know what a socialist is. Socialist sounds too much like "social." A socialist, I suspect, for most Americans means to be "social." Who could be opposed to that? Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. In reality, he's a theft using the respectability of the United States Senate as cover for his criminal views. Like all socialists, Sanders believes it's OK to steal from people if he can get enough votes and enough support from the people he will be stealing for -- the beneficiaries of his thieving ways. Of course, Sanders isn't the only socialist in Congress. Most...
  • THE PROGRESSIVE CRIME WAVE GROWS-Murder, murder, everywhere, but Obama's not to blame

    09/08/2015 5:29:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 7, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    The Progressive Crime Wave Grows Murder, murder, everywhere, but Obama's not to blame. September 7, 2015 Matthew Vadum    Murder rates are skyrocketing in large U.S. cities, but President Obama's progressive pro-crime policies and endless racial provocations have nothing to do with it, the New York Times predictably declared in a recent article. Nowadays Americans are being killed and maimed explicitly because of their race. Execution-style cop killings are becoming distressingly common. Killings and vicious assaults based on the skin color of the civilian victim are also becoming common. That any of this is happening shouldn't surprise anyone who...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • [Vanity] How Come?

    09/01/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Meeeee!!!! | NOW | Me
    How come: 1. A white racist kills 9 blacks in a church and everyone screams to ban the Confederate flag, but a gay black man kills two white reporters and nobody wants to ban the rainbow flag or the African liberation flag? 2. Hillary Clinton compares Republicans to ISIS and nobody bats an eye, but Curt Schilling compares ISIS to the Nazis and everyone has a conniption (and Schilling gets suspended)? 3. A few hundred Black Lives Matter people march in Minnesota and they get plenty of media coverage, but over 20,000 march in Birmingham in Restoring Unity, retracing the...
  • A Country Run By Idiots ("You may live in country run by idiots")

    08/08/2015 8:56:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies ^ | 8-5-15 | Monty Pelerin
    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to get your parent’s permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.idiots...
  • Venezuelan Strongman Wants to Seize 2/3 of Neighboring Guyana

    08/08/2015 4:17:24 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 49 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/7/2015 | Alex Newman
    Apparently all of that “anti-imperialist” rhetoric from Caracas was just a farce for public consumption. As Venezuela’s economy implodes amid skyrocketing inflation and crippling shortages of practically everything, Socialist strongman Nicolás Maduro (shown) has a new plan to prop up his imploding regime: annex two thirds of neighboring Guyana’s territory and almost one third of its population. The area eyed by Maduro’s autocracy is especially noteworthy now that potentially lucrative oil deposits have been discovered offshore. Unsurprisingly, a powerful alliance of the region’s socialist strongmen and their allies has sided with the regime in Venezuela. Talk of war is escalating....
  • Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over

    08/08/2015 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 83 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 8/8/15 | SABRINA MARTÍN
    It’s the law of the jungle in Venezuela, as shopping for groceries becomes an increasingly dangerous activity. As the shortage crisis worsens, more and more angry mobs are raiding the nation’s supermarkets, looting whatever basic goods they can find.+ During the first half of 2015, the Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict (OVCS) registered no fewer than 132 incidents of looting or attempted looting at various stores throughout the country. In addition, Venezuelan consumers staged over 500 protests that condemned the lack of available products at state-run grocery stores, markets, and pharmacies.+ The OVCS has documented at least 132 incidents of...
  • Kelly Osbourne Asks Donald Trump: Who Will Clean Your Toilet If You Kick Latinos Out of the US

    08/04/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/4/15 | Joe Otterson
    Kelly Osbourne stuck her foot firmly in her mouth on Tuesday’s episode of “The View” when she made an unfortunate remark during a discussion on Donald Trump’s favorability among Latino voters. “If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” Osbourne said. Her statement was met with an awkward groan from Raven-Symone before co-host Rosie Perez said, “Latinos are not the only people doing that.” Osbourne quickly back-pedaled, saying “I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument.”
  • Redefining Virtue in the Bizarro World Order

    07/27/2015 7:29:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    In 1958, writer Alvin Schwartz introduced a character named “Bizarro” to jazz up the Superman comic franchise. “I was striving, you might say,” Schwartz noted, “for that mirror-image, that opposite. And out of a machine which would reveal the negative Superman, came the mirror image.” By his very nature, Bizarro did everything the exact opposite of the way a rational person would. On at least one occasion he explained why, “Me unhappy! Me don't belong in world of living people! Me don't know difference between right and wrong -- good and evil!” If there is a difference between Bizarro and...
  • Selling fetal body parts-It’s Progressive

    07/24/2015 6:12:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    The messenger needed shooting. Forget the message On July 22 Juan Williams, a progressive pundit on Fox (yes there are democrats on Fox) was appalled by the release of a video taken by The Centre For Medical Progress that revealed Dr. Mary Gatter, the medical director for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, talking about the selling of fetal baby parts. I was watching the conversation unfold. This occurred one week after another video had been released with Dr. Debora Nucatola Senior Director of all medical services for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is selling fetal baby parts-which is against the law. When...
  • The Haters of 'All Lives Matter'

    07/22/2015 1:03:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Back in March, the pundits expressed horror at the alleged extremism of the Conservative Political Action Conference. On ABC, NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts insisted "I think the person that won at CPAC was John Kasich. He didn't show up, and I think that's the wisest thing for anybody to do." ABC pundit Matthew Dowd bizarrely suggested Ronald Reagan would be booed at today's CPAC. On NBC, they found peril for Scott Walker after his speech: "Governor's gaffe? ... Presidential hopeful Scott Walker under fire for saying his experience with union protesters has prepared him to take on ISIS. Is it...
  • Netroots Nation’s Group Identity Politics Disintegrates into Anarchy

    07/20/2015 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    For years, the right has been frustrated by the left’s ability to unite various interest groups successfully as a force. The right hasn’t had as much success, with factions calling each other RINOs and lecturing about Reagan’s 11th Commandment. Now, it looks like the left’s ability to work together is finally unraveling. It is happening because the left has become increasingly obsessed with identity politics, labeling everyone in groups and stereotypes instead of as individuals. As we all learned from history, grouping people by race resulted in terrible things like slavery. It is unsustainable, as it breeds resentment toward other...
  • Progressives’ Two-Pronged Attack on America

    07/20/2015 6:33:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Supporting America’s enemies abroad and criminals at home The modern-day progressive’s abiding hatred of the United States of America and the eternal principles for which it stands is what animates the Left’s efforts to cripple and destroy this one-of-a-kind nation. It is fair to say that support for America’s enemies abroad and criminals at home are the twin pillars of progressivism today. Since in the real world left-wing social engineering schemes inflict great damage on the human beings selected for experimentation, progressives’ most effective tactic is the smear, which they deploy day in, day out, when they run out of...
  • The Rubio Feint

    07/20/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    The Conservative base is upset – to put it mildly – with the Progressive RINO Establishment Since November of 2010 – when Marco Rubio, along with John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, et al, began to walk back poker-faced campaign promises – I’ve been documenting evidence indicting Marco Rubio as a happy little ladder-climber within the Progressive RINO Establishment. After winning in 2010, they spoke of “compromise” and “bi-partisanship;” not unlike a marketing theme incongruously composed and presented in a conference call. Many other conservatives grasping history are with me in the Reagan school of compromise: We win, they lose. As with...
  • The Deal of the Century

    07/15/2015 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 15, 2015 | Cliff May
    On Friday, large crowds in Tehran and other Iranian cities burned American flags and chanted “Death to America!” On Saturday, Iranian media outlets reported that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had instructed university students to “continue the struggle against arrogant powers” – with the United States at the top of that list. On Tuesday, President Obama announced an historic agreement between Iran and the United States. It would be comforting to believe that the last of these developments mitigates the first two – that with an agreement in place, Iran’s “struggle” to bring about America’s demise will begin at least to...
  • Progress

    07/15/2015 5:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Stossel
    Obamacare! The War on Drugs! A War on Poverty! Prohibition! The idea that government will bring social progress isn't new. Europe's monarchs believed in big government long before there was a Soviet Union or a welfare state. Eighteenth-century philosopher Voltaire praised "enlightened" monarchs like Prussia's Frederick the Great. Since the nineteenth century, so-called "progressives" have wanted government to get ever larger. They got their wish. The results were not so good for people. Today pundits and protesters moan about fiscal "austerity" in nations like Greece. But if austerity means cuts in government, there hasn't been much of it. Sure, Greece...
  • Rhode Island’s Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafee’s Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. “I always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Affirmation For The MOTI

    07/13/2015 5:19:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-13-2015 | MOTUS
    Take a bow, MOTI, you are all innate insurgents.At least according to Daniel Greenfield, the Sultan of Knish. I think one of you must have posted a link to this post as it was in my satchel of “must reads.” Butt if, like me, you never find time to get around to reading all those gems stuffed into your perpetual stack of stuff, here’s one you don’t want to miss: Five Ways to Fight the Left and Make Your Life Better. He lists 5 things that the MOTI (Famiglia MOTUS) have been doing for years now. Organic Opposition doesn't require...
  • Will we deal with flags and walks of fame? Or with difficult facts?

    07/13/2015 4:34:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/15 | Herman Cain
    Are we still a serious country? I couldn’t help but notice something last week about the stories that were emphasized in the news – and about the way they were treated. Let’s start with Donald Trump. He may not be your top choice for president. He may not be mine. But the reaction to what he said about illegal immigrants bringing crime into the United States has been one of the most absurd spectacles we’ve seen in some time. His fellow Republican candidates have either rushed to denounce his statement, or have been put on the defensive in explaining why...
  • Celebrity Rehab: 'Licking' The Donut of Hate!

    07/10/2015 12:16:46 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 7/08/15 | Me
    “I hate America. I hate all Americans!” Ariana Grande is but yet another twisted link in a growing chain of bitter ignorance and defiant decadence that is strangling our youth’s ability to discern our most basic blessings. If I may ask, Princess, what is so unbearably unfair about living in a nation that tolerates and graciously rewards ungrateful, spiteful, and spoiled Disney debutantes like yourself? Is your festering rage caused by the fact your seven-figure checks aren’t made on recyclable hemp paper or that you might actually have to sign them? Could it possibly emanate from the disturbing discovery your...
  • Stop Calling Them Progressives

    07/09/2015 7:29:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    Today’s “progressive” ideas are nothing but retreads of the notorious 19th and 20th century command-and-control tyrannies that killed about 120 million of their own citizens. Variously known as socialism, Communism, and Marxism, their chief practitioners were Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot. That’s why hearing modern militant liberals called “progressives” induces brain bleed in this particular brain. As long as we allow reality-denying liberals to call themselves “progressives” we are telling the world their tired, failed ideas are the smartest, most forward-thinking of mindsets. And we’re handing them a critical public relations victory. If they are progressives, by default...
  • Is that Progressive? Or regressive?

    07/09/2015 6:57:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Old fashioned religion with its eye on the ethics of responsibilities as well as rights helps keep our society strong by teaching family values-the value of family I recently listened to a programme on the CBC about the killing of twins in some Nigerian tribes. This has been going on for some time. I found references from the early 1990s “In Abuja, it is believed that the birth of a set of twins is a sacrilege which brings misfortune both to the family and the village, they see twins as children formed by the devil and therefore are evil. They...
  • How to insult a "progressive"

    07/06/2015 10:46:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 25 replies ^ | 6 July 2015 | Pat Condell
    A Brit gives an entertaining talk on how to properly insult a 'progressive'.
  • Teachers granted power to ‘confiscate and destroy’ unhealthy school lunches

    07/02/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies ^ | 2 July 2015 | Kyle Olsen
    LONDON – The British government is urging school leaders to use their “common law powers” to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem “unhealthy or inappropriate.” Education minister Lord Nash tells Express, “Schools have common law powers to search pupils, with their consent, for items. “There is nothing to prevent schools from having a policy of inspecting lunch boxes for food items that are prohibited under their school food policies. “A member of staff may confiscate, keep or destroy such items found as a result of the search if it is reasonable to do so in the...
  • Baltimore Mayor wants park named for Robert E. Lee changed, other monuments may come down

    06/25/2015 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    First the flag, now monuments honoring the Confederacy may be coming down. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pushing for the name of a park in the city to be changed. The park is named after Robert E. Lee and it is the latest push to erase history related to the Confederacy in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week. A member of the Baltimore chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans said the hatred of the flag is an attempt to hide history. Elliot Cummings told WBAL, "We are becoming like the Taliban....
  • The Cost of Freedom Today

    06/24/2015 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents. The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed. It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular...
  • We Have Officially Reached Peak Leftism - progressive panic attack begins as Obama era wanes

    06/24/2015 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire to — what was that phrase? — fundamentally transform the country, but the metamorphosis is nonetheless a good deal less than his congregation wanted and expected. We may have gone from being up to our knees in welfare-statism to being up to our hips in it, and from having a bushel of banana-republic corruption and incompetence to having a bushel...
  • Progressives Tug-of-War Fuels Dems' Identity Crisis

    06/21/2015 7:26:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 21, 2015 | Salena Zito
    Dana Haswell Corbin had no idea she was bucking conventional political wisdom when she wore her pale blue “Bernie for President” T-shirt months before a primary vote in any state, let alone her native Pennsylvania. Conventional wisdom dictates she is supposed to like Hillary Clinton's “unique and historic candidacy” as a woman on the cusp of walking away with the Democrats' nomination. But Corbin says she likes Bernie Sanders, Vermont's “democratic socialist” U.S. senator, because of what she describes as his frank talk and his authentic voice on progressive issues. Corbin's sentiment is by no means a trend away from...
  • Lying Liars and the Dupes Who Believe Them

    06/10/2015 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 10, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    If you are a person who still believes even some of what you hear and see from the mainstream media and its lackeys on the "alternative" Left, then you deserve everything you get from them. If you are not, then you are probably as disgusted as I am with the outright lying that goes on in the name of "news reporting" from the cultural Marxists and other elements of the radical Left. Two recent stories in particular highlight the blatant dishonesty of the Left in its efforts at pushing its agenda. The first of these is the recent "tweaking" of...
  • Progressive Academics Are Shocked That Their Creatures Turn on Them

    06/09/2015 6:43:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/09/2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Recently several progressive professors have publicly complained that their students are hounding them for failing to consider their tender sensibilities by straying beyond the p.c. orthodoxy on sexual assault, sex identity, linguistic correctness, and a whole host of other progressive shibboleths. Northwestern “feminist” professor Laura Kipnis found herself in a Title IX star chamber for an article she wrote decrying the immaturity of her legally adult students. Over at Vox, another progressive confessed (anonymously, reminding us that academics are an invertebrate species) he was so “scared” and “terrified” of his “liberal” students that he self-censors his comments in class and...
  • Gay Marriage Conservatives?

    06/08/2015 7:00:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 6, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Speaking on Fox News Channel’s The Five, pundit Greg Gutfeld said that “gay marriage, in my opinion, is a conservative idea.” He noted that the left “generally hates traditions” and is all about “breaking with traditions,” and that gay marriage offers conservatives an opportunity to “embrace a tradition” that strengthens families and communities. I should acknowledge that Gutfeld spoke without notes, unscripted, live and off-the-cuff. I often talk with inexactness when I’m speaking live. Live speaking is a perfect venue to make mistakes. It’s easier to type your thoughts and have the benefit of reflection, revision, and a word processor....
  • Is it time to 'abolish the family'? [Daniel 7]

    05/30/2015 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/29/2015 | MATT BARBER
    I appreciate it when leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say what’s really on their minds. “Progressives” hate natural marriage. And they hate the natural family. But they do so love big government. In an article for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” Joe Gelonesi, host of “The Philosopher’s Zone” radio program, calls the natural mom-dad biological family a “weathered institution ever more in need of a rationale for existing.” While he admits that it may be premature to “abolish the family and put children into care of...
  • Have Democrats Caused Urban Poverty and Collapse?

    05/28/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    PJTV ^ | May 27, 2015
    [] this is part two of a three part trifecta on the utter catastrophe that has befallen what was once America's jewel in her industrial crown, namely her inner-cities. In part one, we looked at the locust-like plague that drugs, especially crack cocaine, has inflicted on America's cities. Today, we'll look at the political perfect storm of Democratic policies that have not only allowed this to happen, but in fact, fostered it. And in part three, we will struggle to find some solutions to this multi-generational mess. I think the short form is that America's cities were once home to...
  • Huckabee’s Anachronistic Brand of Progressivism

    05/27/2015 1:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job. Huckabee has always struck me as a right-wing populist-progressive. A deeply religious — and by all accounts decent — man, Huckabee nonetheless has a view of the state that would have jibed almost perfectly with such forgotten titans of the Progressive Era as Richard Ely, Josephus Daniels, and even William Jennings Bryan. Ely, a mentor to Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt and the founder of the “Wisconsin school” of progressivism, believed that “God works through the state in carrying out His purposes more...
  • The Mythology of an Anti-Christian Bigot

    05/24/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | James Matthew Wilson
    Have a look at this article, whose nominal subject is academic freedom and whose implicit subject is the crudity and ineptitude with which a professor at a third tier state university can go about instructing his students: [Liberty Counsel’s] complaint relates to Grace Lewis, a high school student enrolled at Polk State through the Florida Virtual School Full Time program … Liberty alleges that Russum is a “radical ideologue, bent on imposing his views on students, in violation of acceptable academic standards and the U.S. Constitution.” As evidence, it cites multiple elements of the syllabus and assignments for the...
  • Baltimore's 'Peaceful Protestors' Destroyed This Disabled Little Boy's Everything

    05/24/2015 10:04:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | may 23, 2015 | red dawn
    Although the chaos in Baltimore has seemingly come to an end, the damage is done. Buildings are in shambles, and owners have to rebuild their businesses with nothing left of their livelihood except some garbage and burnt pieces of plastic. There are so many heartbreaking stories of individuals affected by the riots, but this one takes the cake. This mom is trying to figure out what steps to take after the “peaceful protestors” destroyed her severely disabled son’s medical equipment, leaving him with nothing. According to the Washington Post, Laporsha Lawson grabbed her disabled son Khai’Lee Sampson and fled to...
  • The Living Wage Diaspora

    05/22/2015 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Believe it or not there is actual evidence that illegal immigration does depress wages for the native-born but you are not likely to hear about it in the multitude of classes that touch on various “diasporas.” “In studies at meat-packing plants, when illegal immigrants are taken out, wages went up,” Professor Philip Cafaro pointed out in a panel discussion at the National Press Club last Thursday sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Cafaro teaches philosophy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has amassed a multitude of research on the subject, much of it on display in...
  • We should believe what the left-wingers tell us

    05/14/2015 4:43:27 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 13, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Everyone knows that the self-styled progressives and others on the Left are inveterate liars. Not a day goes by that some left-wing activist or talking head won't be found on our television screens or in our newspapers uttering some falsehood designed to make the leftist agenda more palatable to the masses or to cover up the disasters being caused by it. They lie to us, and they lie to each other as well. The lower ranking "progressives," the "foot soldiers" out there spreading the disinformation at a demotic level, typically do so without even understanding that the news they're spreading...
  • We Should Believe What the Left-Wingers Tell Us

    05/12/2015 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Tim Dunkin
    When Bay Guys Talk: Whether they’re gays continuing to force more of their radical anti-freedom agenda off onto us or radical Muslims pushing for sharia law in our communities, we’d better get serious about organizing ourselves to oppose them Everyone knows that the self-styled progressives and others on the Left are inveterate liars. Not a day goes by that some left-wing activist or talking head won’t be found on our television screens or in our newspapers uttering some falsehood designed to make the leftist agenda more palatable to the masses or to cover up the disasters being caused by it.
  • Confession: Liberal columnist says left lies, intimidates to silence right

    05/12/2015 10:56:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a stunning slap at her team, liberal pundit Kirsten Powers is charging in a new book that the left is so intolerant of alternative views that it will use sexist and even racist language to shout down women and blacks who don't champion Democratic causes. Kirsten Powers, a USA Today and Daily Beast columnist and designated "liberal" on Fox, confessed in her new book that the left aggressively tries to "silence people" who don't fall into the liberal line. In The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, she calls out the lefty tactics, especially how they belittle...
  • U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

    05/12/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By DAVID LAUTER
    The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in the last eight years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found. For what is likely the first time in U.S. history – certainly the first since the early days of the country – the actual number of American Christians has declined. Christianity, however, remains by far the nation’s dominant religious tradition, according to the new report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The rapid increase in the number of adults without ties to traditional religious institutions has strong implications for...
  • Elderly Black Woman Shreds Democrats on C-Span.

    05/03/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 42 replies
    Start the video at 28:29. This woman blames Baltimore riots entirely on decades of rats and the fatherless homes they caused.
  • Baltimore Is Not About Race

    05/05/2015 7:04:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 4, 2015 | William McGurn
    Baltimore Is Not About Race Government-induced dependency is the problem—and it’s one with a long history. By William McGurn May 4, 2015 For those who see the rioting in Baltimore as primarily about race, two broad reactions dominate. One group sees rampaging young men fouling their own neighborhoods and concludes nothing can be done because the social pathologies are so overwhelming. In some cities, this view manifests itself in the unspoken but cynical policing that effectively cedes whole neighborhoods to the thugs. Opinion Journal Video Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley on what prompted the violence and what comes next....