(John Hinderaker) This post can be viewed as a companion to Steve’s post immediately below. “Greens” are hailing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan as a Great Leap Forward, economically as well as environmentally. As I understand...Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) The Wall Street Journal editorial page this morning suggests that individual states should simply refuse to cooperate with Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” finalized on Monday. But across the page from their feisty editorial...Show More Summary
Who's Afraid of Bernie Sanders? Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sends a powerful message asking some simple questions: • Why is the US - the wealthiest nation in the world - behind some other countries in meeting the...Show More Summary
First of all, let's stop calling the series of candidate nights over the next few months, featuring guaranteed friendly "moderators," a "debate." No college debater would recognize the format as a debate. Over a period of two hours of...Show More Summary
I know we're always told by the NRA after mass gun-shooting tragedies that "Now isn't the time to discuss gun control." (And in fairness, they're right - the time to discuss gun control is before the shootings.) So, hopefully enoughShow More Summary
Thursday's presidential debates will undoubtedly give us a glimpse into the values of the expanding field of candidates running for the highest office in our nation. As we see how the candidates perform under intense pressure, shouldn't...Show More Summary
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Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law, calling the day ''a triumph for freedom." The VRA was an historic achievement that changed America, ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race, ethnicity or language, had equal access to the right to vote. Show More Summary
No sane person wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. That would be catastrophic to the entire world. In this post, I am stepping back, taking a deep breath, reviewing recent history, and playing devil's advocate. I don't pretend to have the answer but I think I should try to provoke the debate. Show More Summary
The first Republican slugfest is coming up, so it's time to take a peek at how the candidates feel about the majority of voters -- women. Elbowing for the bottom rung has been fierce, but there's plenty of material on those we know will be on the podium. Show More Summary
Using heavily edited videos made by frauds as an excuse, long-time misogynists in the Senate scheduled a knee-jerk vote to defund Planned Parenthood. The stupidity of this exercise would be laughable if it weren't so ignorant and cruel. Show More Summary
In the realm of ethics, no characteristic is more widely condemned than selfishness. Practically no one challenges the premise, which we're all taught from childhood, that acting for one's own benefit is morally tainted, while sacrificing for the benefit of others is the essence of moral virtue. Show More Summary
CODEPINK members posed to show their support of the Iran Nuclear Deal, outside of the White House where they held Iranian dance lessons. Photo by Marissa Beale In the midst of discussions about the nuclear deal with Iran, CODEPINK, a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. Show More Summary
IT’S A BAD DEAL. NOTHING TO THINK ABOUT: Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders.
DESCRIPTION: “Alternately depressing and terrifying.” WaPo: How the Obama White House runs foreign policy. Even the Obama-friendly Washington Post is all about ” an overbearing and paranoid White House that insists on controlling even the smallest policy details, often at the expense of timely and effective decisions.” Plus, explicit parallels to Jimmy Carter.
JOHN HINDERAKER: The Immigration Onslaught Continues. “We are in the midst of the biggest influx of immigrants in our country’s history. In the next ten years, under current law, the federal government will issue 10 million green cards–more than the combined populations of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.... The 1965 immigration […]
TOO MANY THINGS ARE CHARACTERIZED AS “THREATS” THESE DAYS: Threats conviction for saying ‘I’m gonna get you’ reversed.
THIS WOULD BE HUGE NEWS IF SHE WERE THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE: FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail setup.
JOURNALISM SUCK-UP WATCH: “Polished, practiced and private, Chelsea Clinton is the closest thing America has to a princess.”
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