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  • Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

    07/01/2016 10:21:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently told people gathered in New York City that global warming ďdenialĒ hurts U.S. soldiers in the field and that the ďmain problemĒ with the military is its reluctance to join the climate crusade. ďThe problem has been that the uniformed military has been reluctant to put its voice into Ė or its image into this fight,Ē Whitehouse said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday. [dcquiz] ďBut, itís hard to put a panel of people in uniform in front of the Environmental and Public Works Committee and say, you know, Iím a general,...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sandersí primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself ďGuccifer 2.0.Ē The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the partyís expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clintonís negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alikeóand Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. ďYes, the Orlando massacre was terror,Ē she said, ďBut thereís no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.Ē Letís break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morningís carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep ďweapons of warĒ off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measureís a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "Itís not that weíre not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlsonís ĎAssault Weaponsí Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the ďassault weaponsĒ ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the ďassault weaponsĒ ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, ďItís not that weíre not strong enough to make the fight. Itís just that we want to win the fight.Ē Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Firefighters Called ĎTerroristsí For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the cityís firefighters ďterroristsĒ and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. ďThey look like a bunch of yahoos,Ē Gralinski said. ďLike in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I donít think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. Thatís not America to me....
  • Vice President Biden applauds RhodeWorks during visit

    05/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Turn To 10 ^ | May 27, 2016 | Associated Press
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó Vice President Joe Biden said Rhode Island needs to invest in its transportation infrastructure after touring a dilapidated highway bridge he joked is being held up by a children's toy. "For 10 years, you've had Lincoln Logs holding the damn thing up. Go look at it," he told a crowd of local politicians and construction trade and labor leaders who gathered Friday to hear him speak.
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israelís destruction. Those who support...
  • Researchers Believe Captain Cookís Famed ĎEndeavourí Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor

    05/04/2016 3:22:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Scott Malone
    The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie a few hundred feet off Rhode Islandís coast in Newport Harbor, researchers said Wednesday. The 105-foot (32-meter) long, three-masted bark, later renamed the Lord Sandwich, had been hired out by the British Royal Navy as a troop transport when it was one of 13 ships deliberately sunk by the British in 1778 in an effort to blockade the harbor.
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trumpís extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, ď Donald Trump, winner by knockout.Ē The impressiveness of Donald Trumpís clean sweep of the ďAcela Primary StatesĒ on Tuesday isnít in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. Itís the margin thatís notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • April 26 Primary Results

    04/27/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
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  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesdayís Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasnít any mystery about how Tuesday nightís five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trumpís win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens

    04/26/2016 6:00:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the worldís richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 4/25/16 | Gravis
    Coming off a big victory in New York last Tuesday, GOP front runner Donald J. Trump appears to be making a positive impact on likely Republican voters and seems to be on his way to victory in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow. One of the most accurate non-partisan political research firms from Winter Springs, Fla Ė Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 964 likely Republican Primary voters in Connecticut and 566 likely Republican Primary voters in Rhode Island. The polls were conducted from April 23rd through the 24th and have margins of error of Ī 3%/Ī 4% at a...
  • New Northeast Polls: Donald Trump Beats the Wunderkinds CombinedÖ

    04/25/2016 1:32:51 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sundance
    In their vain effort to thwart the will of the electorate, that answer is now transparent. Candidate Trump is simply thumping them both in the polling for the Northeast States tomorrow: 3 candidate 3 states According to the latest PPP Polling released today (full pdf below), candidate Donald Trump is not only beating the Wunderkinds individually; heís also beating them collectively. Additionally interesting is some of the polling internal data which shows Senator Ted Cruz continuing to implode when the electorate is asked if they like him. Cruzís unfavorable rating continues to skyrocket. (Via PPP) [Ö] Donald Trump getting a...
  • Trump relentlessly mocks Kasich: 'I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion'

    04/25/2016 1:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump relentlessly mocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign-trail eating habits on Monday. During a rally in Rhode Island, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that the Ohio governor should learn from Trump's children, whom Trump has urged to eat modest portions of food. "Did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion," Trump said of Kasich. He continued: "I'd say, 'Children, small, little bites.' This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want...
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Gravis ^ | April 26, 2016 | Gravis Marketing
    Connecticut Trump: 54% Kasich: 27% Unsure: 10% Cruz: 9% Rhode Island Trump: 58% Kasich: 21% Unsure: 11% Cruz: 10%
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings arenít nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. Heís strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trumpís share of the vote isnít as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ĎNever Trumpí movement. Trump has the...
  • LIVE:3 Trump 4/25/2016, Warwick, RI @ 1pm West Chester PA @ 4pm @ Wilkes-Barre PA @ 7pm EDT.

    04/25/2016 3:15:38 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,303 replies
    Warwick, RI Warwick (Listeni/ňąw…ír…™k/ WORR-ik, more locally /ňąw…Ēňźrw…™k/) is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census. Its mayor has been Scott Avedisian since 2000. Founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642, Warwick has witnessed major events in American history. The City of Warwick (and T.F. Green Airport) is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Providence, 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, and 171 miles (275 km) northeast of New York City. Warwick was decimated during King...
  • Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz (LOL)

    04/25/2016 1:04:55 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz For the past several weeks Senator Ted Cruz has been running a presidential campaign based on a strategy to ‚Äėwin despite the voters‚Äô. The latest Brown University poll (full pdf below) of Rhode Island voters highlights why.The Brown U Poll shows Donald Trump with a lead of 38%, Governor Kasich second with 25% and Ted Cruz in dead last with only 14% support.(FULL POLL DATA LINK) The poll surveyed a random sample of 600 registered Rhode Island voters who are likely to vote in the presidential primaries. It...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is ĎAfraidí to Debate

    04/20/2016 8:23:27 PM PDT · by writer33 · 290 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday while campaigning in Hershey PA, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)said his rival Donald Trump was ďafraid of a debateĒ with him because he lacked ďsubstantive solutionsĒ on policy. Cruz said, ďWhat I agree is that the Democratic process works, and Donald whines and complains when the voters reject him. The voters are going to decide. Weíve won five states in a row. Donald won his home state, which surprised nobody. And itís the people ó we are seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign. Because if Donald is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double digits....
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trumpís effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaignís preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ĎClimate Change Disbelieversí

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the kingís. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarchís, punishing the ďhereticsĒ with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York ó where almost 1 in 5 Americans live ó are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active ďFight for $15Ē efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. ďThere is lots of pressure to do this,Ē said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • House bans use of EBT food-assistance cards at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores

    03/18/2016 3:30:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    Before voting nay, Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, said she supported the thrust of the bill, but felt ó as the state's director of human services does ó that the proposed penalties are too harsh. First offense: a one-month reduction in benefits; second offense: a three-month reduction in benefits. Anyone caught three times would be disqualified from the direct cash assistance program for a year.
  • The Left Is Embracing Orwellian Policies to Go After ĎClimate Deniersí

    03/14/2016 2:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/14/16 | Kim Holmes
    Just when we thought liberalism can‚Äôt get any more authoritarian, the Obama administration reminds us that it can.Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently confirmed that she had ‚Äúreferred‚ÄĚ the ‚Äúmatter‚ÄĚ of whether climate change ‚Äúdeniers‚ÄĚ should be brought to court on racketeering charges to the FBI.Yes, that‚Äôs right. If you happen to disagree with the administration‚Äôs views of global warming, you could face a civil suit accusing you of fraud and corruption. This represents a breathtaking corruption of the law. Laws designed to catch mafia figures on corruption charges could be twisted to punish Americans whose only crime is to contest...
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Civil Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/9/16 | melanie hunter
    .....Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.
  • AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers

    03/09/2016 12:57:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 137 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | March 9, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) Ė Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing legal action against so-called climate change deniers. ďThis matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,Ē Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department operations.Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) raised the issue, drawing a comparison between possible civil action against climate change deniers and civil action that the Clinton administration pursued against...
  • Lynch: Sure, weíve ďdiscussedĒ taking legal action against climate deniers

    03/10/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This election will include yet another public referendum on the topics of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and all the rest. With that in mind, we should probably prepare for a healthy, spirited debate of the subject. But if you happen to be somewhat skeptical of the science being offered by the anthropogenic global warming crowd, you may want to watch what you say. The Justice Department is listening and they may be considering legal action against all of you heretics. Jon Street reports from the scene of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee. During Lynch’s testimony at...
  • Schoolwork, advocacy place strain on student activists (Bring out the sad background violin music)

    02/20/2016 6:06:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Daily Brown Herald ^ | February 18, 2016 | Mei Novak
    Two weeks ago, the University released the final version of its diversity and inclusion action plan, which could not have been compiled without the exhaustive efforts of students throughout last semester. ‚ÄúThere are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,‚ÄĚ said David, an undergraduate whose name has been changed to preserve anonymity. Throughout the year, he has worked to confront issues of racism and diversity on campus.
  • Upset at truck tolls, Ocean State Job lot postpones expansion

    02/06/2016 12:22:21 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Governor Raimondo’s proposed new truck-tolls, headed this week for House and Senate votes, may cost Rhode Island business, according to an announcement Saturday by Ocean State Job Lot. The company said it is putting on hold its "plan for expansion within the state," specifically what it described as a 500,000-square-foot, $50-million distribution center. At a Saturday morning news conference at Ocean State Job Lot's new store at 5947 Post Road in North Kingstown, David Sarlitto, the company’s executive director, issued this statement: "At the re-location opening of its flagship store in North Kingstown today, Job Lot announced its opposition to...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thatís where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the í60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • A Shocker From NPR: ĎGuns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possibleí

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio canít really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps itís to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoonís Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a ďhiding in plain sight storyĒ and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • Professor Charles Cobb Explains How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/07/2014 10:21:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Federalist Papers? ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | BY STEVE STRAUB ON JUNE 7, 2014
    Most Americans are unaware of the connection between the civil rights movement and the Second Amendment. Via Guns.com: Charles Cobb, a professor and former activist, is telling the little known story of how guns protected the non-violent, civil rights advocates of the 1960s in a new book. A noted journalist and professor at Brown University, Cobb recently published, ďThis Nonviolent Stuffíll Get You Killed,Ē a look at firearms inside the Civil Rights movement, which includes a firsthand account of his experiences. Cobb maintained in a recent interview with NPR that he witnessed the untold story of guns inside the civil...
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • Dreaded Indie Presidential Bid Could Come From a Democrat

    01/01/2016 7:13:20 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 76 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12-28-15 | Ed Kilgore
    During the last half of 2015, a specter haunted the Republican "invisible primary" for the 2016 presidential nomination: an independent run for president by Donald Trump that would split the GOP base and send a Democrat gliding into the White House. As he consolidated a position in the polls as the GOP front-runner, Trump was maneuvered into signing a party loyalty pledge (required to get onto the ballot in South Carolina), and then ruled out an indie run at and after a December candidate debate. With a guy like Trump, an abandonment of this doubled-down oath is always possible, especially...
  • Friend who gave Boston Marathon bombers gun sentenced to time served

    12/23/2015 3:28:58 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 22, 2015
    Prosecutors: Gun used to kill Officer Sean Collier . A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer was sentenced Tuesday to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb." I was young, dumb, and thought I could outsmart everyone," 22-year-old Stephen Silva told a judge in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty to gun and heroin distribution charges last year.
  • Police union stands with Trump: 'Next president of the United States'

    12/09/2015 5:27:02 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | December 9, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    A New England police union is poised to formally throw its support behind Republican front runner Donald Trump at an event in New Hampshire Thursday. Trump Flynn The New England Police Benevolent Association will be holding a "presidential candidate's forum" in Portsmouth tomorrow night for the purposes of endorsing a candidate. Donald Trump is scheduled to appear, his campaign tells Seacoast Online. According to NEPBA executive director Jerry Flynn, the union will be endorsing Trump, "or no one." But if Flynn's personal Facebook page is any indication, the regional union will be standing with The Donald. There, Flynn wrote Trump...
  • Underground at Brown

    12/02/2015 6:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    In the current issue of National Review, I have a piece called ‚ÄúUnderground at Brown.‚ÄĚ What‚Äôs it about? I‚Äôll tell you. In fact, I‚Äôll blow that piece out ‚ÄĒ i.e., expand it ‚ÄĒ here in Impromptus. At Brown University, in Providence, R.I., there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues freely. Let me say that again: At Brown, there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues ‚ÄĒ or anything they want ‚ÄĒ freely.
  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • Lincoln Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race

    10/23/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Fox News
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee withdrew Friday from the Democratic presidential race, further narrowing the already thin field of competitors facing front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls, announced his decision at a Women's Leadership Forum conference where other candidates also were speaking. "After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said, while reminding the audience of his "prosperity through peace" campaign slogan. Appealing for less U.S. military intervention abroad, he said: "I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance...