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  • Do you have any ideas on how we can automate conservatism?

    01/01/2022 6:55:44 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 54 replies
    I mainly just want to ask the question, see what kinds of responses I may get or what other discussions flow from it. What could we do to automate conservatism? This can be both in the form of reaching new people as well as helping educate others around us of new things they may not have known. So far the most prominent answer I have found for myself is the audiobooks. I will be creating those for many years to come as the opportunities for education are immense. Over the years I have tried to get out of my comfort...
  • Florida is the new ground zero for LGBT influence within the Republican Party

    12/20/2021 2:10:34 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 20th 2021 | Doug Mainwaring
    This is the fourth in an ongoing series on the problematic rise of LGBT influence in conservative and GOP circles. The first three commentaries can be found here, here, and here.(LifeSiteNews) — All eyes are on Florida as it repeatedly proves to be the heart of conservative America, thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stalwart leadership.There’s another good reason, however, to keep a watchful eye on Florida: It’s also ground zero for the rise of the “gay conservative” movement, comprised of LGBT conservatives and their allies, seeking to exercise increased power within the party.At first glance they appear to easily belong,...
  • Trump Has Earned a Friend

    12/16/2021 6:12:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2021 | Emmett Tyrrell
    He is alive! Norman Podhoretz is alive, and he agreed to an interview with The Wall Street Journal's very perceptive Barton Swaim this weekend. He says that many of his peers are now deceased but not him, and he certainly did not sound deceased. Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol have given up the ghost, and American political commentary is the poorer for their passing, but Norman is still with us, and at 91 -- almost 92 -- he is full of fire. He went on for almost a full page of the Journal, and I agreed with every word. In...
  • “That’s It! I’m Leaving!”

    12/13/2021 7:39:38 AM PST · by Salman · 63 replies
    Taki's ^ | December 13, 2021 | The Z Man
    The slow and often comical decline of Official Conservatism™ starting somewhere in the Bush years has offered many insights into what has gone wrong since the middle of the last century. It is as if the tide is slowing going out, revealing many things that had previously been hidden under the waterline. Or, as Warren Buffett would say it, the tide has gone out and we now see who was swimming naked. An example of this phenomenon is a piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks in The Atlantic in which he bemoans the state of conservatism. This is...
  • Why You Should Come Out of the Closet With Your Conservative Values

    12/07/2021 3:57:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    I received a phone call on my radio show from a man who said, "Dennis, I'm a gay conservative actor in Hollywood, and it is far easier to come out of the closet as gay than as a conservative." That call was in the 1980s. While the current cancel culture -- the firing, humiliation, disparagement and smearing -- of conservatives is exponentially worse today than 30 years ago, it is not new. As a result, the great majority of Americans who are conservative -- that is, about half the country -- hide their true beliefs. They fear saying anything that...
  • If You Don’t Know What Time It Is, Get Out Of Politics Now

    12/01/2021 9:57:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 1, 2021 | Ben Weingarten
    If you don’t understand the stakes, and how fraught the situation is — that the ruling class seeks total power, is closing in on it, and will stop at nothing to achieve it — you are unfit to lead. The defining political question of our time is this: “Do you know what time it is?”The line, popularized by the Claremont Institute’s David Reaboi, succinctly captures the most essential of points: If you don’t understand the stakes, and how fraught the situation is — that the ruling class seeks total power, is closing in on it, and will stop at nothing...
  • Isn't It Rich?

    11/30/2021 6:18:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2021 | Cal Thomas
    The death of composer Stephen Sondheim at 91 is more than the end of an era. It is the end of a chain of great Broadway musicals dating back to the 1920s when Jerome Kern's "Showboat" first dazzled theater audiences. I met him only once. It was at Barbara Cook's apartment in New York where she had invited a few friends following her performance of Sondheim songs at Carnegie Hall. When I entered, he was sitting on a couch and talking to someone. When the man left, I sat down next to him. "Mr. Sondheim," I said nervously, "I can't...
  • We Need a Little More Milton Friedman Right About Now

    11/26/2021 4:27:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2021 | Pat Buchanan
    Not long ago, resident Joe Biden made an offhanded comment that "Milton Friedman isn't running the show anymore." This president has seldom spoken more valid words. And that's where the trouble has begun. If you were to rate the three most influential economic minds of all time, you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a better trio than Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and Friedman. I'm a little too young to have known Keynes or Smith, but I am old enough to have gotten to know Friedman, and I'm proud to have called him a friend. I used to have...
  • The Gender Strategy We Need

    11/13/2021 5:40:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2021 | May Davis
    Last week, the Biden administration announced the first-ever “National Strategy on GenderEquity and Equality,” an “ambitious agenda” that aims to “close pernicious gender gaps.” Although it laments that women are barred from achieving like men, Joe Biden did not hand the presidency to Kamala. Instead, the strategy suggests that more welfare, more police (yep), and bigger federal bureaucracies in the workplace and in education should solve the problem. Don’t buy into the hype. The government often exacerbates legitimate crises — COVID-19, terrorism, poverty — to justify preferred policy measures. But blatant sexism is a dying brand, not an urgent crisis....
  • America's Moral Depravity

    11/11/2021 6:54:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2021 | Armsstrong Williams
    It pains me to see the sinfulness and moral treachery of our youth in America today. A notable example of this was during the Astroworld concert in Houston, Texas, which brought to light just how low our nation has fallen. At least eight lives were tragically lost, with over 100 injured. All in the name of worshipping celebrities as if they are deities. Where has our faith gone? Famed rapper Travis Scott hosted his notorious Astroworld event in Houston amid the jubilation of tens of thousands of fans. They flocked to Texas to walk through the massive gaping mouth of...
  • Don’t Shoot the Messenger

    11/11/2021 5:37:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2021 | Devin Murphy
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald recently published a lengthy exposé, detailing how The Washington Post was preparing a ‘hit piece’ on our organization, White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a nonprofit focused on ending taxpayer-funded animal experiments. Their attack is driven by the success of our #BeagleGate investigations, which have revealed six dog labs funded through NIAID, Dr. Fauci’s NIH division. WCW has held government agencies accountable under Republican and Democratic administrations, and phased out animal testing across many federal agencies. WCW’s work has generated favorable coverage in the past — including from the Post. Referencing several different articles, Greenwald notes...
  • "We’re Going to Boycott Businesses That Are Anti-Conservative", Trump Tells Todd Starnes in Interview

    11/10/2021 9:19:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 11/10/2021
    President Trump told radio host and best-selling author Todd Starnes that he is launching a program to boycott businesses that do not support conservative values. Starnes interviewed the president at his home in Mar-a-Lago. A partial transcript of Todd’s interview with the president is below. Click here to read Todd’s book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”TRUMP: We’re going to start something now very big program. We’re going to start boycotting businesses and recommending boycotts of businesses. There are more of us than there are of them. And I will tell you that when you...
  • Pennsylvania Leapt Further Right on Election Night

    11/09/2021 4:02:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2021 | Salena Zito
    ERIE, Pennsylvania -- Voters in the Keystone State, as in Virginia, took Tuesday's election as an opportunity to rebut Democrats' overreach. Driven by the loudest voices in their national party toward issues of social justice, "intersectionality" and "climate justice," Democrats suffered for ignoring everyday issues such as inflation, crime and education. With mail-in ballots still pending, Republicans are poised to sweep all four of Pennsylvania's statewide judicial elections. They also made gains in municipal races. In the collar counties surrounding Philadelphia, voters echoed the same dissatisfaction with Democrats that was displayed in the surprising results in neighboring New Jersey. This...
  • Here's What Conservative News Sites Face From Media 'Fact Checkers'

    11/08/2021 9:22:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/09/2021 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Some wonder if it’s true that conservative news organizations are really fact-checked to the extent they claim or if they’re just using it as an excuse to not do the hard work and call out the people who need calling out. I am here to tell you that it’s true and give you some examples of what we face in our communications with fact-checkers, whose reviews of our articles can lead to a massive loss of revenue and potentially put us out of business.As Scott Hounsell wrote, the level of scrutiny applied to our articles over the last 18 months...
  • RNC announces 'Pride Coalition,' partnership with Log Cabin Republicans ahead of midterms

    11/08/2021 5:33:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8th 2021 | Brook Singman
    The Republican National Committee announced its first ever "RNC Pride Coalition" over the weekend, partnering with the Log Cabin Republicans to invest and mobilize LGBTQ communities ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The announcement came during the Log Cabin Republicans' "Spirit of Lincoln Gala," which took place Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and attracted a high-profile group of attendees, including former President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump, who was the event’s guest of honor, and other prominent Republicans, including former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who was given the...
  • If Kavanaugh And Coney Barrett Betray Pro-Lifers, We Must Blow Up The Conservative Legal Movement

    11/05/2021 8:32:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/05/2021 | Rachel Bovard
    If we don't have justices who are comfortable overturning outrageously unconstitutional abortion rulings, it will be proof of the conservative legal movement's utter failure.Less than a handful of years after their hard-won elevation to the Supreme Court, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are sending a chill down the spines of conservatives with a string of bad signals from their seats on the court.In July, Kavanaugh and Barrett joined the court’s leftist majority in declining to hear Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a critical religious liberty case. They again sided with the court’s left in a similar decision to turn...
  • A Mezuzah on Every Door

    10/25/2021 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2021 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My friend got married this year, a year of many challenges. It’s been a special journey for her, so I got her a special gift: a mezuzah. In the Jewish world, that’s not an uncommon gift as the couple is establishing a new home together, and on every doorpost of every traditional Jewish home one places a mezuzah. It’s also appropriate, as it is customary to wish a newly married couple to build a bayit ne’eman b’yisrael, a faithful/enduring home in Israel. The home is the physical foundation of a family’s faith, reverence for God, and the Torah. Normally, this...
  • The Democrats War On Gas Stoves Is A Slap At Cooking Cultures

    10/17/2021 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2021 | Judson Berger
    No way in hell you are going to put a wok on an electric stove.”That was Steven Lee, a San Francisco official and restaurant investor, as quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle last year after the city’s Board of Supervisors voted to outlaw natural gas in new buildings.Nevertheless, they persisted. Per the Sierra Club, the quickening campaign to phase out natural gas recently notched its 50th city-level win in California alone. (Take a bow, Encinitas!) No. 50, as with some others, has “situational exemptions” for restaurants and the like, but the overall push to compel an all-electric design for homes...
  • Where the Wave Begins

    10/12/2021 3:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2021 | Salena Zito
    MIDLAND, Pennsylvania -- For as much cash and strategy as partisans put into creating a wave for their own parties, they always seem to miss where the ripple starts and why. Part of the reason they miss it is that they are in Washington and not in places such as this one. Midland is a borough in Beaver County -- an urban area that hugs the Ohio River. It boomed for 50 years during the peak of the Industrial Revolution, but it has lost population ever since the collapse of industry beginning in the 1970s. The racial breakdown, black to...
  • Homosexuality is being accepted in prominent conservative, Christian circles. Here’s proof

    10/07/2021 3:01:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 143 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 7th 2021 | Doug Mainwaring
    When I heard that Spencer Klavan would be a speaker at the Classical Learning Test (CLT) 2021 Summit in Annapolis last week, I was surprised — shocked really — that a man who is openly homosexual would be featured there. The fact that well respected Catholic intellectuals would also be speaking at the Summit, and that others are members of CLT’s Board of Academic Advisors, was troubling to me, as troubling as the big incongruency in Spencer’s life. I worried that the presence of Princeton Prof. Robert George, University of Dallas Prof. Jessica Hooten Wilson, and other well-known Catholic educators...