Posts by Fuzzy Slippers  (Page 82)
 

Black Chicago Pastor: Democrat Policies Failing Us

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11:00am 6/7/2015 at 11:00am

As conservatives, we’ve long claimed that Democrat policies disproportionately harm black communities and families.  And we’ve long been ridiculed for making such claims.  Now, however, a black pastor from Chicago’s South Side is inviting Republican, as well as Democrat, presidential candidates to talk to his congregation because he feels that Democrats...

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Evading Government Scrutiny Is a Crime?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/6/2015 at 12:30pm

I saw this story earlier this week, and it’s been nagging at the back of mind ever since.  Dennis Hastert allegedly engaged in serious sexual misconduct and then paid the victim millions to remain silent; that’s not really defensible on a moral level, and the crimes with which he’s been charged...

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Tony Blair Appointed to Head European Body Fighting Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30am 6/6/2015 at 10:30am

From physical attacks, to vandalism, to verbal attacks on those walking while Jewish, Europe has seen a rise in anti-Semitism in recent years. So much so, that a resolution condemning the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe passed the Senate by unanimous vote on Thursday.

The resolution, authored by Senator Bob Menendez...

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Bernie Sanders’ $5.5 Billion Plan to Employ a Million People

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:00pm 6/5/2015 at 6:00pm

With the media busy normalizing socialism for Bernie Sanders, it’s no wonder that few are reporting on his latest plan to spend $5.5 billion to employ a million young people.

Bloomberg has the details:

The Employ Young Americans Now Act is the sort of legislation that would have struggled even in a...

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Alabama Moves to Replace Marriage Licenses with Contracts

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Posted by    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:30pm 6/4/2015 at 3:30pm

Earlier this year, Alabama became a focal point in the ongoing resistance in some states to legalizing gay “marriage” (read about it here and here).  Watch a PBSNewshour clip that summarizes the issue (and the professor interviewed try to downplay the unpopularity of gay “marriage” in Alabama):

Much of the debate centered...

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Americans Blame Obama For Iraq Instability

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/3/2015 at 5:45pm

When he withdrew troops from Iraq, Obama himself proclaimed, “we are leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.”  That was in 2011.  Flash forward to now, and Iraq is none of those things; indeed, Iraq is now an ISIS strong-hold, part of their declared caliphate.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, we’ve heard him...

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Hillary’s “Women Only” Event a Flop, Men Allowed to Increase Numbers

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:00am 6/3/2015 at 7:00am

Hillary is putting the majority of her campaign eggs in one basket, and that may prove to be a mistake.  As I’ve noted previously, she is banking on her potentially historic role as the first woman president to clear the way for the nomination.  Indeed, when asked about her achievements, her...

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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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