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  • Do Not Let the Children Lead

    02/21/2018 7:14:29 AM PST · by servo1969
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/21/2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools. Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control "are proving how important it is to include young people's voices in political debate." That was the assertion of University of Kentucky law professor Joshua Douglas on CNN.com. He praised some student leaders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who've been making the rounds...
  • 'We Have to Do Something'

    02/21/2018 6:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties. It pits individualism against communitarianism. It pits gun owners against anti-gun activists, and law-abiding citizens against one another. Most of all, it pits "common sense" against evidence. The vast majority of gun control proponents keep talking about "common sense" gun control, as though Americans could simply blue-sky some ideas about curbing highly sporadic acts of violence and fix the problem immediately -- and as though Americans were suffering from lack of will, rather than disagreement about method. That's simply not the case. But there are things we can do....
  • Code Red For America

    02/21/2018 5:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 54 replies
    Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | 02/21/2018 | Tom Friedman
    Our democracy is in serious danger. President Donald Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians, is a towering fool, or both, but either way, he has shown himself unable or unwilling to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.
  • The Delicious Ignorance of Marie Harf

    02/20/2018 1:45:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m looking at the clock. I don’t have sufficient time. We have a Marie Harf sound bite is what’s coming up, and it’s awesome. The only thing it’s missing… She was on Fox a couple hours ago, and the only thing that’s missing is her pronunciation of the word “admini-shration,” and it was all of this sound bite, and it was hoping when I requested this that it would be in there, but it didn’t fall within our allotted time. But it was… No, Michelle Obama. We’re down for the sh’truggle, “admini-shtration.” It’s almost now a required pronunciation technique...
  • Politico Thinks They Know Why The NRA Always Wins

    02/20/2018 1:14:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’ll holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a printed piece from the recent issue of The Politico magazine, and the headline: “Why the NRA Always Wins.” And in the second paragraph is their answer: Rush Limbaugh. “Rush Limbaugh went on Fox News, right after an interview with several Parkland [student] survivors critical of the gun lobby” but of course they’re not political, you see “to scold those who ‘bash the NRA’ and insist the only solution to school shootings is ‘concealed carry in the schools.’ … “Why does the NRA always win, despite the repeated national traumas, and...
  • And They Say It’s Not Political?

    02/20/2018 12:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Florida school shooting survivors to head to Tallahassee, Florida, state capital, to press lawmakers on gun control. But it’s not political, you see. It isn’t political, but they’re going up there to the state capital. It isn’t political. The students, They’re not political. They’re the ones that were shot at. That means they’re the only ones we should listen to. And they’re on their way to the state capital to talk to lawmen, lawmakers, but it isn’t political. You see, this is exactly how it happens. Greetings, my friends. Great to have you here, Rush Limbaugh raring and loaded,...
  • Immigration, Internet,…: The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

    02/20/2018 10:03:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Seton Motley
    Our nation’s Founding Fathers - were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual - to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind. Amongst their very many brilliances - was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers - leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism. The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with...
  • Why Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians?

    02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.Yet with each email I...
  • Popcorn: Democrats and Pro-Amnesty Advocates Turn on Each Other

    02/20/2018 9:05:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    To see how protracted and insane the immigration debate has become among amnesty proponents, look no further than the drama which engulfed LULAC over the last two weeks. LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, is one of the oldest Hispanic advocacy groups in the country. The groupÂ’s president, Roger Rocha, issued an open letter in support of President TrumpÂ’s Four Pillar immigration proposal, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA and DACA-eligible illegal aliens in the country. RochaÂ’s letter reluctantly acquiesced to the PresidentÂ’s demands for stricter enforcement of our borders, including the wall,...
  • How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

    02/20/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 90 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America? Collectively, they have more leverage over the gun industry than any lawmaker. And it wouldn’t be hard for them to take a stand. PayPal, Square, Stripe and Apple Pay announced years ago that they would not allow their services to be used for the sale of firearms.
  • Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

    02/20/2018 7:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton. One imaginative Russian troll urged Trumpsters to dress up a female volunteer in an orange prison jump suit, put her in a cage on a flatbed truck, then append the slogan, "Lock Her Up!" How grave a matter is this? This...
  • Warning Signs Ignored Again

    02/20/2018 6:55:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Reaction to the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and many more wounded begins at the wrong end. It's not about passing more gun laws, which people intent on breaking existing laws will not obey; rather it is about heeding warning signs and doing something before it is too late. In the case of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with premeditated murder, the signs were like a flashing red light. Former classmates offered a profile in danger to the media. They called Cruz, who had been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons,...
  • The Most Important Man in American Politics for the Moment

    02/20/2018 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Salena Zito
    MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- For the next three weeks, he's the most important candidate for anything in American politics. While pundits widely focus on his Democratic rival Conor Lamb (understandably, as Lamb is young and progressive, has a military background and comes from a pedigree political family), Rep. Rick Saccone may just be the one to watch. Why? Because everything that is at stake for both political parties rests on his shoulders. If Lamb wins, then every Democrat running in a swing district across the country will try to adapt the Lamb strategy: Avoid the press; take no strong stands...
  • Obama's Real Debt and Deficit Legacy

    02/20/2018 5:55:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through budget caps and inflating government spending and debt by another $300 billion. The criticisms are well-deserved. It's a historical truism that Republicans are much more fiscally conscientious when they are in the minority than when they run Congress. And Republicans tend to be much bigger fiscal hawks when there is a Democratic president than a Republican president -- as we are now witnessing. The only time in half a century that the budget has been balanced was in the late 1990s, when Bill Clinton...
  • The Only Thing We Know for Sure After a Mass Shooting

    02/20/2018 5:24:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Here we go again. This time it was at a high school in Florida. It has become depressingly familiar. Not just the horrific shooting, but also the words that come after something like this. Officials assure us that the victims and their families are in their thoughts and prayers. Then come the calls for more restrictions on guns. Then we get the reminders that if we see something we need to say something. It's all so predictable. But by now we know something else that's predictable: It's going to happen again -- if not at a school, then at a...
  • Another Tragedy, Another Round Of Politicization

    02/20/2018 5:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (RET)
    Another deadly school shooting brings about predictable political behavior, something we always see after these horrific incidents. We can’t get through a reasonable grieving period after the recent shooting in a Florida high school before the event is politicized. The discussion we should have about empowering state law enforcement to handle persons who exhibit warning signs is suppressed by demagogues regurgitating calls for gun control. But first, we must allow grieving to take place.It’s not appropriate to have a discussion about solutions in the immediate aftermath of such incidents. When people are still in a high state of emotion, rational...
  • How to Punish American Workers: Steel and aluminum tariffs would cost more jobs than they save.

    02/20/2018 5:01:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 19, 2018
    The economy is picking up steam, but President Trump could reduce the benefits of his tax cuts and regulatory rollback with protectionism. This risk became more serious after the Commerce Department on Friday recommended broad restrictions on aluminum and steel imports that would punish American businesses and consumers. Last year the President directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate whether steel and aluminum imports threaten national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Commerce concluded that they do and has proposed quota and tariff options to mitigate the putative harm. But the evidence in Commerce’s reports...
  • Have You No Sense of Decency, Robert Mueller, At Long Last?

    02/20/2018 4:52:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan
    McCarthyism describes an event in American history where a Senator claimed to have in his briefcase evidence that high-ranking government officials were colluding with Russia. Lives were destroyed based solely on the accusation. Finally, when people had had enough, the attorney representing the U.S. Army turned to the Senator and said, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” That ended it. The present Russian investigation hit its “have you no sense of decency” moment last week when Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for defrauding America. By all appearances, they are the sort of unsophisticated internet trolls who,...
  • Did the Progressive 'Broward County Solution' Cost 17 Student Lives?

    02/20/2018 3:51:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/20/2018 | Jack Cashill
    "We're not compromising school safety. We're really saving the lives of kids," boasted Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017. Valbrun-Pope was referring to what an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the "Broward County Solution." As Benzing relates, Broward County used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state's juvenile justice system. County leaders responded with a perfectly progressive solution: "lower arrests by not making arrests."Authorities agreed to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as school-related issues, not criminal ones. The results impressed the people...
  • Unhinged: One Year In, NYT Presidential Survey Ranks Trump as Worst Ever

    02/19/2018 7:56:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 19, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    In case it wasn’t clear, the New York Times really doesn’t like Donald Trump. The paper used President’s Day to reveal a new presidential survey finding — surprise! — Donald Trump is ranked as the worst ever. Worse than James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and other perennial bottom dwellers. Again, this after just a year as president. And, of course, Barack Obama is listed as the eighth commander-in-chief. Professors Brandon Rottinghaus and Justin S. Vaughn wrote: “James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by...