• The Barack Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed

    The Barack Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed

    It’s strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically demolished. This, in many ways, tells us that American governance still works.

    When Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran deal, he could do so without much difficulty because the agreement hinged on presidential fiat rather than national consensus. But Obama’s appeasement of Iran was only one in a string of unilateral norm-busting projects that deserve to be dismantled.

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  • Connecticut Subverts the Electoral College, Rejecting Its Own History

    Connecticut Subverts the Electoral College, Rejecting Its Own History

    Opponents of the Electoral College achieved an important victory last weekend when Connecticut’s legislature passed the so-called National Popular Vote compact. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign the measure.

    Most Americans have never heard of the National Popular Vote compact, but it is shockingly close to causing a major political and legal firestorm. It is a clever scheme to change how we elect the president without the bother of having to pass a constitutional amendment.

    States that approve this legislation enter a simple compact with one another. Each participating state agrees to allocate its electors to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how its own citizens voted.

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  • Control The Words - Control The Culture

    Control The Words – Control The Culture

    What’s in a word?

    Why does it matter whether we call someone who breaks the law to enter the country an “illegal alien” or an “undocumented immigrant”? What’s the difference between a Christmas tree and a “holiday tree”?

    It’s just semantics, right?

    Yes…and no.

    It is just semantics, but “semantics” means the meaning of words. Words exist so that we might discriminate one thing from another. Without words we have chaos. And it starts with the first words; a baby says mama to distinguish mommy from daddy. Words shape how we think; they color how we view the world.

    No one understands this better than the Left.

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  • The Incredible Chutzpah Of Obama's Iran Statement

    The Incredible Chutzpah Of Obama’s Iran Statement

    Obama has yet to answer a single question about his meeting with anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. But after President Trump pulled out of his failed Iran nuke scam, the disgraced former president objected to the move.

    “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies,” Obama posted. “In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers.”

    The nerve. The chutzpah, as they say in his least favorite country.

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  • The Left's Selective, Changing Rules on Cultural Appropriation

    The Left’s Selective, Changing Rules on Cultural Appropriation

    The impossibly fickle, selective, and whimsical rules of cultural appropriation are hard to keep straight.

    (Oops! I said “straight.” Apologies to whomever. Oops, can I say “whomever”? Zimever? Verselves? Gah.)

    According to the white people who run the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, eating tacos, drinking tequila, and wearing sombreros on Cinco de Mayo “are textbook examples of cultural appropriation.” Euro-privileged people at Gonzaga University similarly warned “non-Mexican individuals” on campus not to wear costumes insensitive to the “Latinx culture.” No-nos included “serapes” and “fake mustaches.”

    An African-American writer at The Root, a website for “Black news, opinions, politics, and culture,” counseled non-Mexican people on behalf of Mexican people to “cut it out with being a culturally appropriating jackass and leave the sombreros home.”

    According to the politically correct powers that be on Twitter, a white girl cannot wear a Chinese qipao dress to prom because Asian-Americans might be offended—even though actual Chinese people are not.

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  • Why Hasn’t John Kerry Been Arrested? He Has Leftist Privilege

    Why Hasn’t John Kerry Been Arrested? He Has Leftist Privilege

    Like Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State John Kerry apparently enjoys the immunity from prosecution that being a powerful Leftist brings you today.

    The Boston Globe revealed Friday that Kerry is working hard to sabotage President Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. Kerry reportedly “sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program.”

    This was not, apparently, a one-off meeting between Kerry and the foreign minister of the regime that orders its citizens to chant “Death to America” in mosques every Friday: “It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration, according to a person briefed on the meetings.”

    Further, the Globe reported that Kerry has not limited his shadow diplomacy to Zarif: “[Kerry] also met last month with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and he’s been on the phone with top European Union official Federica Mogherini … Kerry has also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York, conversing over the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.”

    Today, Kerry’s spokesperson confirmed the meetings — but danced around admitting his behavior:

    Why?

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  • Her Family Hopes to Prevent More School Massacres

    Her Family Hopes to Prevent More School Massacres

    Julie Pollack, who lost her 18-year-old stepdaughter Meadow in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is taking steps she hopes will prevent other students from dying in similar mass murders.

    Meadow Pollack, a senior, died during the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which a 19-year-old former student with a rifle killed 17 and wounded 17 more.

    Her stepmother spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal about the family’s experience since the massacre, their efforts to improve school safety, and the legacy Meadow left behind.

    “We wanted to be an advocate for parents for what to ask for from their schools for school safety,” Julie Pollack told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

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  • Same Policies That Failed to Stop Florida Shooter Exist in School Districts Nationwide

    Same Policies That Failed to Stop Florida Shooter Exist in School Districts Nationwide

    Critics of President Donald Trump said his response to the Florida school shooting earlier this year was ill-conceived and a failure.

    Yet a new startling revelation from school district officials in Broward County, Florida, shows the White House’s response was indeed appropriate—more than even the Trump administration knew.

    On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz, a student with a long history of problems in and out of school, allegedly opened fire and claimed the lives of 17 students and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

    Following the shooting, the Trump administration created a new school safety commission. One of the commission’s assignments is to consider the repeal of student discipline guidelines that the Obama administration issued in 2014.

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  • Is The NRA's Non-Profit Status On the Anti-Second Amendment Advocates' Agenda Next?

    Is The NRA’s Non-Profit Status On the Anti-Second Amendment Advocates’ Agenda Next?

    A professor of law at Loyola University Chicago took it upon himself to blast the National Rifle Association over its non-profit status, engaging in lobbying, education, and the media.

    All of those things are perfectly legal under their non-profit status, but Samuel Brunson, writing at The Conversation and also republished at Yahoo News writes, “… the NRA may sometimes let donations flow too freely between its affiliates, as Yahoo News has reported, in ways that violate federal electoral laws.”

    Yet, there have been no charges.  Furthermore, Brunson doesn’t even take the time to write about and investigate whether “anti-NRA memes implying that the nonprofit abuses its tax-exempt” are true or not.

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  • Boycott Target Stores Campaign Hits Bullseye

    Boycott Target Stores Campaign Hits Bullseye

    Chain store giant Target, the subject of a conservative boycott over its transgender bathroom policy, saw its shares plunge to a two-year low in its fourth quarter 2016 earnings.

    Reuters reported that although Target saw its e-commerce business rising, it was hit by its third straight quarter of lower sales from existing stores, with Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target, admitting that there was “unexpected softness in our stores.”

    “Target also forecast first-quarter profit short of Wall Street estimates. Shares sank 12.1 percent to $58.79, their biggest one-day percentage drop since 2008,” Reuters described.
    “The stock has lost a quarter of its value since the holiday shopping season started in November, back to levels last seen in August 2014.”

    Several conservative organizations, such as 2ndVote and the American Family Association, campaigned heavily throughout 2016 for families to take their business elsewhere, arguing that Target’s decision to allow people to choose the restroom or changing facility that corresponds with their gender identity left women and girls exposed to the dangers of sexual predators.… Read More...

  • Christians_in_Murca

    Government versus Christianity

    We may argue from a theological position and, I agree, much of what is permissible in this country in sinful. It sickens me. But let’s look at these things from a Constitutional perspective. The country was founded on the principles of freedom & liberty which were put in place to accommodate a wide variety of religions and political viewpoints. There is an inherent double edge to the American political system that was established.

    Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god.… Read More...

  • Which black man is “not black enough”?

    ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption hosted by Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser did a segment about the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson is a mixed race young man, and the focus of the segment is the contention that Wilson is not ‘black enough’ for some teammates.

    It was reported this schism may have contributed to explosive playmaker Percy Harvin having been traded to the New York Jets. It was also suggested that Wilson was too close to management for some of his teammates, including Harvin.

    Being too close to management is tantamount to being a “House Nigger” for many Liberal blacks, though most smart people understand that having access to management is a smart move.… Read More...

  • What’s in Common Core National Standards?

    What does Common Core math look like?

    Caleb Bonham, Campus Reform’s Editor-in-chief, just released a video that illustrates the dramatic shift in mathematics education students will experience under the Common Core national standards. As the video suggests, Common Core will change dramatically the way math has been taught for decades.

    Developed in 2009 by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, Common Core immediately was incentivized by the Obama administration with $4.35 billion in Race to the Top competitive grants and No Child Left Behind waivers for states that signed on.

    Now, as implementation deadlines loom, states have come to realize the costs of Common Core, both in dollars and in their freedom to make decisions concerning local education policy.

  • Obama Has Assumed King-Like Powers

    Is there anything we can do to stop Obama and his lust for power?

    Check it out:

    A Law Professor at George Mason University is afraid that we are on the horizon of a crowning government. Professor and author, Francis Buckley, is ready to state that President Obama will be, “the most consequential American president since George Washington.”

  • New EPA regulations are political gift for Republicans

    Just when our economy is shrinking, President Obama wants to impose harsh environmental rules that will kill jobs, raise energy costs and impose new burdens on business.

    One week after the government said the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter, for the first time since 2011, Obama is calling for severe new coal emissions rules that many Democrats in Congress say will hurt their states’ economies.

    They will result in widespread job losses, with estimates of up to half a million workers, and likely much more than that if the new rules are fully adopted. Those jobs would come, first and foremost, from coal-mining states, but also from many industries that are heavily dependent on coal for their energy needs.… Read More...