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  • What Is John Brennan Hiding?

    08/21/2018 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    President Trump was correct in pulling back the security clearance held by former CIA Director John Brennan. It should have happened under Barack Obama. Former CIA Director John Brennan has weaponized national security status and has uncharacteristically been on a mission trashing the Trump administration while defending the Obama administration and its meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign that included trying to place a spy inside the Trump campaign. I say uncharacteristically because most of his predecessors who left the position faded into anonymity rarely to be heard from again. In fact I had to go back and look up...
  • Explaining the Left: Part II

    08/21/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, did Americans a favor last week. He provided that which is most indispensable to understanding anything: clarity. "America ... was never that great," he announced. In one sentence, the governor revealed the left's true view of America. This is rare -- because leftists are masters at hiding what they really believe. For example, the left's low regard for nonwhites is well-hidden under a mountain of "anti-racist" rhetoric. But people who consistently advocate lowering standards for blacks obviously do not think highly of blacks, and people who believe in separate black dorms and separate...
  • Interview: Jeanine Pirro on Her New Book, Whoopi Goldberg and

    08/21/2018 5:46:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Christopher Malagasi
    In our blockbuster exclusive interview with author and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, she discusses her new bestselling book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, what really happened with Whoopi Goldberg on-and-off the set of “The View,” and she responds to the rumors about whether or not she’s in talks to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States!  Jeanine Pirro is host of the Fox News show Justice with Judge Pirro.SHOW NOTES 3:54 Judge Jeanine talks about the “lying, leaking, liberal law enforcement,” and how Americans elected Donald Trump because they were done with “politically correct nonsense.”6:00 It’s...
  • Two New Lawsuits Seek to Stop Discrimination Against Religion

    08/21/2018 4:54:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 20, 2018 | Tim Keller and Michael Bindas
    Dave and Amy Carson live with their 15-year-old daughter, Olivia, in Glenburn, Maine. Like many small towns across the state, Glenburn, population 4,543, is too small to maintain its own public high school. Instead, the local government gives families the money it would otherwise spend on education and lets them choose a public or private school for their children. Theres a catch: Maine wont allow parents to spend taxpayer money on a religious school. Families like the Carsons, who believe a religious school is the best choice for Olivia, get nothing. In Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer (2017), the U.S....
  • Whiney John Brennan Revoked the Security Clearances of Benghazi Heroes

    08/21/2018 1:41:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 8/17/18 | S. Noble
    **SNIP** Paronto said he never shared intel but his security clearance was removed by Brennan. Brennan never told him why. He blasted Brennan for the way the heroes of Benghazi were treated upon return. We come back from being on the ground to be treated as a second-class citizen. You come back and youre called a liar, Paronto told Fox News. Brennan came in and there was no talk of hey, good job guys, not that you look for it, but instead, it was dont say anything guys, we dont want the truth to get out. He didnt let up...
  • What Conservative Canon?

    08/20/2018 10:59:57 AM PDT · by oblomov · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Paul Gottfried
    In 2012, I came across a scholarly article in a journal on rhetoric on "The Conservative Canon and Its Uses." The author, Michael J. Lee, undertook to explain why the American conservative movement had put together a "secular canon" featuring its leading thinkers. According to Lee, this selection of books and seminal authors has been designed to forge a "spiritual bond" among groups that otherwise have exhibited sharp disagreement. Conventional libertarians, social traditionalists, and anarcho-capitalists, to name just three such groups, have been able to cooperate on common purposes because a canon has been created that embraces figures from all...
  • YouTube Is Fighting against Scientific Inquiry and the Expansion of Human Knowledge

    08/20/2018 9:09:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | William D. Balgord
    Editor's note:This column was co-authored by Calvin Beisner.Curiously, the mainstream media seem to have ignored the story, but its an important one. Buzzfeed reported August 7 that YouTube Is Fighting Back Against Climate Misinformation.As of July 9, YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform.But neither YouTube nor Wikipedia, the source of its fact check, is qualified to function as unassailable arbiter calling balls and strikes over what is or isnt fact in any given field of...
  • 'Ready Return' Not Ready For Prime Time

    08/20/2018 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Demian Brady
    Despite simplification measures passed in last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the American tax code remains bloated. Decades of explosive growth in the tax code have overburdened taxpayers when filing season comes around. And while increasing the standard deduction and cutting the Alternative Minimum Tax, as TCJA did, will decrease the compliance burden on many Americans, much work remains to be done.A new proposal from three legal scholars in Politico, however, neglects to address the fundamental problem of a convoluted tax code when it comes to making tax filing easier. The authors propose that the IRS pre-fill everyone’s tax forms...
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If You Cant Say No, Your Yes Means Nothing

    08/20/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Karen Kataline
    As an assertiveness trainer, I made up an axiom: "If you can't say no, your yes means nothing." Our belief that we aren't allowed to say no can be a form of self-imposed slavery. We have even bigger problems when our government typifies that belief. Once again, the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is targeting Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. The original drama lasted more than six years and concerned Phillips' refusal to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. The finale came in June 2018 with a 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Phillips' favor. The...
  • If You See Something and Say Something, You'll Probably Get Called a Racist

    08/20/2018 7:27:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    Victor Stevenson - a black man who owns a San Francisco lemonade business called Gourmnade - was standing outside his shop last June before business hours, on the phone with his security company when four police officers approached him. Turns out, someone who thought Stevenson was breaking into the business had called the police. Stevenson cooperated with the officers and, even by his own account, they were polite and professional to him. He had to provide identification and prove that he was indeed standing in front of his own business, but other than that nothing else was hurt but his pride.But unfortunately,...
  • Trump Waives the Privilege: How to read Don McGahns cooperation with Robert Mueller.

    08/20/2018 2:57:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2018
    Donald Trump has a credibility problem, but so do the media. A case in point is the weekend story that White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller. Lets try to navigate through this Beltway Hall of Mirrors. The thesis of the New York Times story is that Mr. McGahn cooperated in a way that could hurt Donald Trump in order to protect himself and because he doesnt trust the President. This fits the media narrative that Mr. Trump is covering up his collusion with Russia and his obstruction of justice, and thus Mr. McGahn must...
  • Melanias Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    08/19/2018 11:15:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Audust 20, 2018 | Terry Paulson
    Its not unusual for powerful men to get caught up in bluster and name calling, but when it involves the President of the United States and the best basketball player on the planet, it gets the medias and the nations attention.In his years in the NBA, LeBron James has turned terrible teams into championship contenders and decent teams into champions. Hes a great player and a powerful force for good in his community. LeBron was raised by a single mother in the poorest section of Akron, Ohio. Remembering the challenges he faced, he recently partnered with the Akron school district...
  • Pulling Their Clearances Is Only the Start Its Time to Stamp out Elite Privilege

    08/19/2018 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Help, Im being oppressed! My freedom of speech was been utterly stripped from me because when I retired from the Army those fascist monsters took away my TOP SECRET security clearance. See, a security clearance is a special privilege I should be entitled to exploit for as long as I want to because well, shut up peasant, thats why. I learned this in my Con Law class, right after we studied the Constitutions text enumerating the rights to abortion, wedding cake baking servitude, and to be called by the bizarre pronoun of your I mean xir choice.Oh wait,...
  • How to destroy a society

    08/19/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 Aug 18 | Todd Wood
    If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: 1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West. 2. I would destroy the family, the fabric of society. I would tear apart the nuclear family, that produced stable children, future contributors to the nations wealth and power. I would...
  • The Story of Ohr and More

    08/19/2018 1:33:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The two big stories this week are interrelated: the utter collapse of the Russian Collusion Fantasy and the conclusion of the Manafort case, a case of selective and apparently not very persuasive prosecution which flows from that fantasy. The Manafort Trial EndsThis week marked the end of the trial of Paul Manafort. The jury is now deliberating his fate. I cannot with certainty opine on the prosecutions handling of the case. I cant because all we know -- in the absence of transcripts of the trial -- is what reporters have told us. In my experience they often lack the...
  • Trump Is 'a Phenomenon That Foreign Countries Havent Seen'

    08/19/2018 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 43 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Irwin Stelzer
    Veni, vidi, vici. Thats what Trump would have tweeted en route to a weekend of golf at his courses in Scotland had he not forgotten his high school Latin. Traditional diplomat Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, says The president treated the NATO allies almost with contempt. Delete almost and Burns has it right. But the tone of Trumps tweets and comments are best understood as the exasperation of this American president who wants to succeed where his predecessors failedending that part of the post-World War II settlement that disadvantages America. And if that means abandoning traditional diplomacy in...
  • When It Comes to Paid Family Leave, Choice Is Key

    08/19/2018 10:41:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Andrew Langer
    What are also non-starters are any proposals that essentially take choice and flexibility out of the hands of businesses and the working families that are employed by them—since, as we have already discussed, in a growing and vibrant economy, competition among offered benefits is something that these businesses will use to attract and retain employees, and this is of enormous benefit to America’s workers.Which is why two of the proposals discussed by the Independent Women’s Forum are enormously intriguing—tax credits for employers to encourage the creation of such programs; and the creation of personal care accounts to allow workers...
  • The ABCs of Failure

    08/19/2018 10:12:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Children can learn. Schools can possibly assist in that endeavor. Keep these two vital precepts in mind when considering the long-term failure of our nations capitals public schools to equip their graduates with the skills necessary for a decent future. Last week, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, with city education officialdom in tow, announced some small improvement in standardized test schools city-wide. Yet little was said at the news conference about the citys neighborhood high schools, the Washington Post noticed. The lapse was understandable, for the Post refers to a fantastic success story back in 2017 much ballyhooed by...
  • Bring Out Your Dead

    08/19/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Monte Python has given us much more than a lot of laughs. Using scenes from medieval Europe, his troupe sets up the backdrop for a contemporary story that is unfolding before our very eyes. Who can forget the burial crew working their way through the city during the great plague with large pull cart? The cart is loaded with corpses as the lead character cries out, Bring out your dead! One poor soul is carried out to be thrown onto the cart as he argues, But, Im not dead yet! Im just hungover! In another scene, we remember the knight...
  • Would You Ever Vote For A Democrat? (Is The Author Serious? Never!!!)

    08/19/2018 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    There once was a time in American history – in fact perhaps for the bulk of it– when cross-party voting was nothing special but rather the norm. Electoral results would vary wildly as voters deviated wildly from their partisan loyalties and even the power of party on our elected representatives was far weaker.Nowadays the mere thought of cross-party voting baffles the minds of most on either side of the aisle, as if it were an unspeakable heresy or like a Yankees fan hoping one game that the Red Sox win it.Part of the reason for this is that the impact of party-line...