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  • An unexpected North-South Korean summit

    05/26/2018 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    So is the on again, off again summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un… on again? There was a surprise announcement from the DMZ today, showing Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in once again greeting, hugging and smiling in the DMZ on the North Korean side. Moon has been struggling to hold some sort of deal together ever since the event planning went sour this past week. The fact that the two were meeting face to face is raising the question of whether or not the deal may be back in motion. (New York Post) South Korean President Moon...
  • Merkel: The US pushes us closer to China

    05/26/2018 5:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel still isn’t showing any signs of warming up to the Trump administration, seemingly running her own European version of the #RESIST movement. She’s not on the same page in terms of military spending by her country, trade deficits or America dropping out of the Iran deal. And what’s the practical upshot of all this in her mind? Perhaps instead of the United States, China would be better to have a special relationship with. Or at least that seemed to be the message coming out of her trip to Beijing this week. (Reuters, emphasis added) China welcomes...
  • SEAL who shot bin Laden: Don't wish me a happy Memorial Day

    05/26/2018 1:48:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-26-2018 | Robert O'Neill
    Dont wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration. Memorial Day is a time for reflection, pause, remembrance and thanksgiving for patriots who gave up their own lives to protect the lives and freedom of us all including the freedom of generations long gone and generations yet unborn. We owe the fallen a debt so enormous that it can never be repaid. Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives of...
  • Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are

    05/26/2018 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Following the most recent school mass shooting this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Why did this happen? How do you make sense of such a senseless tragedy? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that unlike other recent mass shootings, there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible. The accused shooters parents said the media reports of the shooting seemed incompatible with the boy (they) love, and...
  • How Star Trek Became A Tribal Battleground Of PC Art

    05/26/2018 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 25 May 2018 | Robert Tracinski
    It has become commonplace to lament that we dont have a common culture any morea repertoire of art that we can all enjoy regardless of our political loyalties. Well, maybe its because we have a lot of people trying to mark off parts of the culture as their tribal territory, off-limits to partisan enemies. I thought of this when someone sent me a link to a recent podcast for science-fiction fans, in which political commenter Ana Marie Cox puzzles over the fact that Ted Cruz is a big Star Trek fan. (To save you some trouble, its about 28 minutes...
  • China's fingerprints on summit's cancellation, so US must push back

    05/26/2018 8:49:04 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joseph Bosco
    The mask is off. That is, it is for those willing to confront the true face of Communist China (even the use of that antiquated but accurate Cold War name still grates on many). Beijings blatant sabotaging of the promising dialogue between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un puts the lie to the decades-old Chinese and Western triple myths that (a) Beijing shares the worlds concerns about North Koreas nuclear and missile programs, (b) its power to do anything about them is quite limited, and (c) it will nonetheless make good-faith efforts to push Pyongyang toward...
  • No, Mayor De Blasio, Trump Has Not Shown Disdain for Immigration

    05/26/2018 8:21:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | John Demsey
    The left is deeply embedded in identity politics. Hillary Clinton took this movement and ran with it in the 90s. For years, she said that the Republicans hated women, eventually making it part of the Democratic platform. The most recent trend is illegal immigration. Recently, President Trump made some comments about MS-13, calling them animals. The Democrat broadcasting service, also known as the mainstream media, did some creative editing to make the footage look like Trump hates immigrants. Liberals may be overplaying their hand.The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, was on MSNBC a couple of days ago....
  • National Military Service To Fix, Heal, And Renew Our Nation

    05/26/2018 6:41:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    French President Emmanuel Macron this year reintroduced national service, also known as conscription, to France in order to foster patriotism and heal social divisions.At a time when our nation is the most hyperpolarized it has ever been, when our young generation increasingly questions the very worth of America itself, and our country, particularly new generations is at the worst health in history, it is time to consider whether we should implement national service ourselves. National service is in common use currently across democratic nations in the world as a form of civic duty amidst the freedom one is provided, just...
  • Public Forums Should Be Open and Uncensored

    05/26/2018 5:41:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    President Trump may not block even rude or obnoxious criticism from his Twitter account, because it is a public forum that is protected by the First Amendment, US District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled. The Presidents use of his Twitter account to comment on important policy, personnel and personal announcements made it a public forum, akin to a park or town square, she concluded.Blocking unwanted tweets is thus viewpoint discrimination, which public officials are not permitted to engage in. Indeed, his Twitter account is not just a public forum. It is also government space, and thus may not...
  • 'Miss Israel' and 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot to Produce Movie

    05/26/2018 5:14:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    The Fuhrers swastika is today Israels banner!(Fidel Castro, June 2010.)Gal Gadot is on board to produce and possibly star in a movie based on Peter Kornbluhs Politico article My Dearest Fidel: An ABC Journalists Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro. When I first read Peters (Kornbluhs) article, I was entranced by his thrilling account of a complicated, fascinating woman(Castro and Che Guevara groupie Lisa Howard) in the midst of a high-stakes, real-life drama, Gadot said. I knew immediately that I had to be involved creatively with telling (Castro and Che groupie) Lisa Howards story, and am thrilled to be producing this...
  • The NFL Isn't Through

    05/26/2018 5:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem. The NFL Players Association claims the owners' decision violates the players' "free speech rights." No it doesn't. Players are perfectly free to protest anywhere, anytime they wish, just not at the start of games for which the owners pay them large amounts of...
  • What Exactly Does Disrespecting The Flag At An NFL Game Have To Do With Fighting 'Injustice?'

    05/26/2018 4:58:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | John Hawkins
    “LET'S GET REAL: If you think kneeling respectfully to protest injustice is more egregious than cops gunning down 12-year-old #TamirRice for holding a toy or murdering #PhilandoCastile in his car with his young daughter, then you have no moral compass. NONE.” – Peter DaouI love that quote because it’s like saying, “LET'S GET REAL: If you think urinating respectfully on Ted Kennedy’s grave to protest injustice is more egregious than an illegal immigrant murdering Kate Steinle, then you have no moral compass. NONE.”A reasonable person might ask, “What does urinating on Ted Kennedy’s grave or kneeling when it’s time to respect the flag have to...
  • Did the Obama Administration Spy on Trump Using Flimsy Evidence? Let's Find Out

    05/25/2018 11:56:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we've been told incessantly over the past year, not merely patriots but consummate professionals incapable of being distracted by partisanship or petty Washington intrigues, why are Donald Trump's antagonists freaking out over the fact that an inspector general will assess whether political motivation tainted an investigation into the president's campaign? The American people should get a full accounting of what transpired during 2016. Isn't that what we've been hearing since the election? You believe President Trump is corrupt. We get it. But surely anyone who alleges to be concerned about the sanctity...
  • U.S. Has Leverage in Dealings with Iran and North Korea

    05/25/2018 10:09:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2018 | Vicdtor Hanson Davis
    There has been a lot of misinformation about both getting out of the so-called Iran deal and getting into a new North Korean agreement. The two situations may be connected, but not in the way we are usually told. Getting out of the Iran deal did not destroy trust in the U.S. government. Our departure from the deal does not mean that North Korea cannot reliably negotiate with America. [snip] Obama got the deal approved by the Iranians in part by paying them ransom for hostages through huge nighttime cash transfers.
  • The Real Story: Destroying Trump and Protecting Clinton

    05/25/2018 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    You don't need to believe that the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump is a terrible person to conclude that the Obama administration and Clinton machine (and later their holdovers during the Trump administration) politicized and weaponized federal agencies to protect Hillary Clinton and damage Trump. So if you just can't shake your instinct that Robert Mueller is the epitome of virtue and professionalism, hold fast to it, but consider the litany of facts that prove serious and abundant malfeasance on the part of the Obama-Clinton "deep state" actors. The Department of Justice, especially the FBI, bent over backward to...
  • Obama Administration's Spying on Trump a Departure From Norms

    05/25/2018 6:37:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims," read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. "The Justice Department used a suspected informant to probe whether Trump campaign aides were making improper contacts with Russia in 2016," read a story in the May 21 edition of The Wall Street Journal. So much for those who dismissed charges of Obama administration infiltration of Donald Trump's campaign as paranoid fantasy. Defenders of the Obama intelligence and law enforcement apparat have had to fall back on the argument that this infiltration was...
  • The FBI Spied for LBJs Campaign

    05/25/2018 6:25:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2018 | Lee Edwards
    Is it unthinkable that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would spy on a presidential campaign for political purposes? I can personally attest that it has happened beforeduring Barry Goldwaters 1964 campaign. Every poll agreed that President Lyndon B. Johnson would easily win the election against the conservative Sen. Goldwater of Arizona. But LBJ wanted a landslide so he could implement his Great Society vision without resistance and go down in history as one of Americas greatest presidents. For Johnson, extremism in the pursuit of victory was no vice. Thus was born Johnsons Anti-Campaign to smear Goldwaters candidacy. The operation was...
  • European Companies are Fleeing Iran

    05/25/2018 6:12:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Al-Awsat ^ | Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 | Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos statement on Monday put an end to bargains. Officially, Washington has begun its war on the Iranian regime. The weapons of economic sanctions threaten the entire regime and do not only restrain it. The French Total left the gas fields in the Gulf and moved on. Head of the Italian company ENI told the companys board that they shut down their offices in Tehran and stopped searching for oil and gas. Airbus signed a contract to sell Iran 100 airplanes and only three jets arrived in Tehrans airport as part of this historic deal...
  • Fox Beats up on God

    05/25/2018 6:06:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    As the television season wraps up, it seems that Satan is having a bad year on Fox. The still-Rupert Murdoch-owned network canceled not only its devil drama "Lucifer" but also "The Exorcist," which "blessed" us with anti-religious plots about sexually active gay and straight priests and mercy-killing nuns. It even waved goodbye to the sitcom "The Mick," which routinely mocked religion as something only naive grade schoolers believe until they grow up to be "smart and progressive." Is Fox going soft? Rest easy, atheists. For people who want to ridicule God and those crazy believers, there is still Seth MacFarlane...
  • Is This What Could End The Democratic Stonewalling of Trumps Judicial Nominees?

    05/25/2018 5:16:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Carrie Severino
    President Trump is working to fulfill his campaign promise to seat judges who respect both the rule of law and the Constitution. Trump fulfilled this pledge when he nominated Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has a strong record of interpreting the law as it is written, not as he wishes it were written. The president should also be commended for nominating similarly fair-minded and qualified judges for lower courts. Thanks to the hard work of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, 38 of these well-qualified nominees have been confirmed. But...