Posts by Fuzzy Slippers  (Page 43)
 

Move Over, ObamaPhone; Here Comes the ObamaNet

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Posted by    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8:30am 6/1/2015 at 8:30am

The history of the Lifeline (aka Obamaphone) program is often cited by progressives as a Republican scheme, and in some ways, it is.  As Daniel Greenfield explains:

At the same time it should be recognized that the roots of this monstrosity began under Bush when the [Universal Service Fund] USF was used...

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Obama Administration Moving Forward With New Gun Regulations

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Posted by    Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:30pm 5/31/2015 at 12:30pm

Obama has famously (infamously?) long been enamored of the idea of fundamentally transforming America, and one of the foundational aspects of American culture that he has in his sights is the Second Amendment and Americans’ firmly held belief in their right to keep and bear arms.

His former attorney general, Eric Holder,...

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Obama’s “Waters of the U. S.” EPA Power Grab

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Posted by    Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:30am 5/31/2015 at 10:30am

While presented as a means to protect drinking water and “hold[ing] polluters accountable,” the Obama administration’s latest EPA rule, Waters of the United States, is rather more far-reaching than many conservatives like.

According to the document (full text embedded below), the rule itself is not intended as regulatory (that probably comes later),...

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Chris Christie Dumps Common Core in NJ

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 6:30pm 5/30/2015 at 6:30pm

Chris Christie is the first of the potential GOP presidential candidates who first embraced Common Core to distance himself from it.  According to New Jersey.com:

Navigating New Jersey interests and a likely presidential campaign, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday proposed dropping national Common Core education standards he once supported but have since...

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Are Republicans Poised to Save ObamaCare?

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00am 5/29/2015 at 10:00am

While we await the Supreme Court decision regarding federal vs. state subsidies,...

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Rand Paul: Republican Hawks “Created” ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:15pm 5/27/2015 at 4:15pm

I like a lot of what Rand Paul has to say; I’m on board with limited Constitutional government, auditing the Fed, thoughtful deregulation, and major tax reform.  When it comes to foreign policy and America’s place in the world, however, I can’t think of another Republican with whom I disagree more. ...

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Study Shows Riots (Still) Make Americans More Conservative

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:30am 5/26/2015 at 8:30am

We’ve recently seen riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, and there are growing concerns that Cleveland will be the next city to become embroiled in riots.  As we learn about (relatively well-) paid protesters and watch the usual parade of race grievance mongers, one thing has become quite clear:  the left has...

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American Social Values and the Culture War

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/24/2015 at 12:00pm

A couple of interesting polls came out this week that raise some equally interesting questions about conservatism, American values, and American culture and society.  One Gallup poll states that Americans greatly overestimate the percentage of...

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Reform Conservatism: Compassionate Conservatism Rebranded?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00am 5/24/2015 at 8:00am

As the GOP field of candidates gets larger and more ideologically diverse, conservatives work toward a defining message about their brand of conservatism.  The latest incarnation is an apparent rebranding of the “compassionate conservatism” most closely associated with President George W. Bush.

Not only is the term itself objectionable in its implication...

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Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:30am 5/18/2015 at 8:30am

There has been a lot of hand-wringing over Jeb Bush’s seeming lack of readiness for a presidential campaign in the wake of his apparent inability to articulate a coherent response to Megyn Kelly’s Iraq War hypothetical question.

After days of hedging and backpedaling, Jeb finally landed on the “right” answer: “no, knowing...

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Clinton Speaking Fees Just Another Form of Payola

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00pm 5/16/2015 at 7:00pm

The Clinton Foundation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of months.  There were the pay to play accusations from Haiti, the numerous other pay to play “

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Reversed – American Flag Ban on Student’s Truck

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm 5/16/2015 at 12:00pm

Every once in a while, we see stories about public schools banning the American flag from its students’ bicycles and automobiles.  Every time the community pushes back against this sort of unreasonable policy, the policy suddenly changes, and the schools’ representatives make a statement declaring the flag sacred, the school patriotic,...

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Lindsey Graham to Announce Candidacy June 1st

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 6:00pm 5/10/2015 at 6:00pm

Lindsey Graham is soon to join the GOP primary field that so far (officially) consists of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.  According to Fox News,

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to announce his presidential campaign on June 1, GOP sources tell Fox News.

Graham, a...

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Jeb’s Super PAC to Meet $100 Million Goal

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 9:30am 5/10/2015 at 9:30am

Jeb Bush’s super PAC expects to raise $100 million by the end of this month.  According to Politico:

Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears...

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Woman Becomes NY Firefighter After Failing Fitness Test

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:15pm 5/9/2015 at 7:15pm

In 2011, the DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Department and the Fire Department of New York to lower the required test scores of minorities after too many failed to pass the existing exams, and in 2013, the Marines changed their fitness requirement for women after the majority of female recruits were...

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Bill de Blasio Set to Introduce Progressive “Contract With America”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm 5/9/2015 at 2:00pm

Last year marked the twenty-year anniversary of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” that is often credited with helping usher in the 1994 Republican Revolution.  The Gingrich “Contract with America” was a simple, straightforward list...

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Democrat bill would establish a “Hostage Czar”

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Posted by    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:45pm 5/4/2015 at 8:45pm

While the official U.S. policy has long been that we don’t pay ransom to terrorists who kidnap American citizens, the Obama administration is working to find a way around this long-standing and eminently sensible stance.

The idea is to allow the family of hostages held by terrorists to pay ransoms to terrorists...

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