The Confederate Battle flag has only recently become an issue because Democrats see it as a way to gain some political advantage over Republicans. It’s because Nikki Haley the governor of South Carolina is a Republican. Somehow the flag is her problem and the GOP’s problem.
The Democrats ruled the south for more than a century after the Civil War, and Democrats did not object to the Confederate Battle flag and monuments. Georgia’s flag was changed in 2003 during the term of a Republican Read more [...]
We’re constantly admonished that the jihadis are just a tiny minority of extremists who have hijacked Islam, and told that no Muslims in the U.S. support them — none — and only “islamophobes” think otherwise. This poll, however, tells a different story. And remember: when it comes to controversial hot-button issues, many people hide their true feelings and tell pollsters what they think they want to hear. That means support for Sharia violence in the U.S. is likely to be higher than this. Read more [...]
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told an audience Tuesday gathered at a White House conference “normal people,” not “climate deniers” will win the debate on global warming.8
McCarthy’s remarks came as she was talking about the reasons why the EPA put out a report on the negative health impacts global warming will have on public health. She said the agency puts out such reports to educate the public, not answer critiques from global warming skeptics.2
“I am doing that not to push Read more [...]
As long as we’re on the subject of flags that should and should not be flown in states, let’s take a moment to talk about state flags.
Every state flag is wrong. If you don’t believe me, look at them. Here are the 50 worst.
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Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh wondered aloud how the Confederate flag somehow became a “Republican problem.” Now that nearly every major conservative has called for the flag’s removal from the statehouse in South Carolina, the radio host thinks the American flag might be next.
“The next flag that will come under assault, and it will not be long, is the American flag,” Limbaugh declared on Tuesday. “If you take a look at the timeline of progressive events, their speed and rapidity with which Read more [...]
On April 17, a legally armed Uber driver in Chicago stopped what likely would have been a mass shooting.
Everardo Custodio opened fire into a crowd of people on a busy Friday night in Logan Square.
The Uber driver, a 47-year-old resident of Little Italy, has a concealed carry permit. He pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Everardo Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records.
Custodio was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon. The Uber driver Read more [...]
The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth.
Both President Obama and Republican leadership are pressing trade promotion authority, also known as TPA, or “fast-track.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% both oppose it.
As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when Read more [...]
Anyone who makes weapons or invests in weapons industries is a hypocrite if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin.
"If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address.
"It makes me think Read more [...]
Californians might want to pay a bit more attention to the governor of their state, as he is openly musing about a draconian idea to deal with the ongoing drought: depopulation.
As reported by The Daily Caller, Brown recently stated before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board that, at some point, if more water does not flow into the Golden State, it could eventually mean that there will be too many people for the available water to support. He also hinted that so-called Read more [...]
The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.
The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.
Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific Read more [...]
Ali Michael, a writer for the Huffington Post, sometimes wishes she wasn't white. And she decided in her 20s that she would not "have biological children because I didn't want to propagate my privilege biologically."
In an article titled, "I Sometimes Don't Want to Be White Either," Ms. Michael details her feelings on being white and the Rachel Dolezal story.
Ms. Michael writes of Dolezal, "She is stuck in the immersion/emersion stage, in which White people, having learned extensively about Read more [...]
During the Sunday airing of Fox New Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Karl Rove how America can stop violent attacks like the one the country witnessed in Charleston, South Carolina.
Rove said “acts of violence” will continue, until someone can force America to “repeal the Second Amendment.”
He quickly added his belief that such a repeal is an impossibility, and therefore not a viable idea — yet.
Here is Wallace’s exact question:
Karl, whether you agree with the president on Read more [...]