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Life in the Twilight
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/30/2013 5:11:01 AM

America is in great shape energy-wise. We have more gas and oil reserves than ever before. Indeed, the United States could shortly become the world’s largest exporter of coal. Our cheaper power rates may bring energy-intensive industry back from Europe and Asia. If America’s small colleges are nearly broke and our public schools failing, nonetheless our blue-chip universities’ math, science, and engineering departments, and professional schools, remain the best in the world. (Snip)In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion;

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/30/2013 6:38:08 AM     (No. 9449175)

Twilight of the Frauds.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/30/2013 6:42:21 AM     (No. 9449180)

I love this man. What a treasure he is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 7:02:19 AM     (No. 9449200)

Read this earlier and was hoping it would be a Must Read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 7/30/2013 7:49:54 AM     (No. 9449249)

I am still waiting to see why 2008 wasn´t like 1984! Maybe they meant it would take until 2012.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 7/30/2013 7:51:38 AM     (No. 9449253)

"To keep America exceptional, we need eccentrics, contrarians, doubters, politically incorrect truth-tellers. Take them away, and we are a nation of head-nodders like most other states." Thank you, VDH; that was much needed music to my ears.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: dagger, 7/30/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9449258)

VDH has said it all. This is the most insightful and brilliant piece I´ve seen in a very long time. It should be enshrined.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 7/30/2013 8:30:14 AM     (No. 9449303)

Our Jeremiah. Be warned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EnsignO, 7/30/2013 8:33:45 AM     (No. 9449312)

Thank you so much staff/Ms.Lucianne for making this a Must Read. VDH is proving in this article that "those who don´t know history are doomed to repeat it." That can be good- if we have another 1776 type of repetition or it can be bad if the elitists have their way.

I think the millions who attend sporting events still get a thrill out of the words of the Star Spangled Banner and the words: And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. We 1776ers are still here and with great writers and speakers like Victor David Hanson to remind us, we aren´t giving up even though our flag may have some tatters - it still waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: frw55, 7/30/2013 8:40:51 AM     (No. 9449326)

Beat me to it #7! VDH reminds me of a biblical prophet. Jeremiah is the best example because his country did not repent and the Scriptures are clear on the outcome. Most everyone I know senses that our society is taking a destructive path.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: saucy, 7/30/2013 8:53:54 AM     (No. 9449345)

Hey, there are millions of out here who get it.

It´s just that we have no megaphone.
(we´re working hard and raising families)

We have to wait for an election every two years.

Our frustration is epic. Our sadness is deep. Our fear is debilitating and yet....somehow.... we still have hope.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Westie64, 7/30/2013 9:04:37 AM     (No. 9449365)

Yes, there are millions of us who get it. I live in a small city, and a vibrant conservative group started an organization for women that meets once a month over lunch. We have about 400 women now and we are involved! We know what´s going on in our city council and we know what our state legislature is up to. We are making a difference on a local level re: immigration, common core and agenda 21. We have a book club which discusses crucial conservative literature. Americans don´t have to sit on their hands and watch the country´s demise. Get involved and get educated!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M Stuart, 7/30/2013 9:12:11 AM     (No. 9449375)

What amazing writing! So spot on!

I´ve never seen so many people in America with their heads down just holding on, waiting for this nightmare to be over.

Almost nobody wants to start a business. Nobody believes that 0bama´s ideas are good for America. Nobody believes that his cram-downs of the law can be stopped. Nobody believes in fairness. We unhappily accept that we will be treated worse than illegrants, race-baiters, & blood-sucking govt abusers.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: F16 guy, 7/30/2013 9:26:57 AM     (No. 9449398)


For those that may not remember, the video clip at the end of the article uses the famous Apple Computer Super Bowl ad of 1984 to bring home the point, with some obvious changes !

Check out the original here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfqw8nhUwA

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Reply 14 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/30/2013 9:34:53 AM     (No. 9449413)

I love this man. Everything he writes should be must read. He is spot on. This country has so much to offer but, we are getting beat down by the liars in power. It just seems we can not stop their agenda. O just issues executive order after executive order and no one does anything about it.

I am sorry to say, that even though I still have hope things will improve that I am beat up and only going through the motions right now.

I am looking forward to getting off the grid.

Love, Honor, Truth

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/30/2013 10:08:53 AM     (No. 9449472)

We´re reverting to the way the conservatives/Americans reacted to the way the Boomer generation took over the college campuses and streets: with denial and overall frozen posture, unable or unwilling to take the risk. Do we really think we no longer have to fight?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 7/30/2013 10:14:29 AM     (No. 9449483)

Great piece. The only thing he missed is that a lot of the lofo´s aren´t even aware of the lies and obfuscations. The angst and alienation comes from being forced to imbibe political correctness and leftist ideology (as he says), but the truly depressing thing is that your fellow citizens are buying it without checking it. They don´t see that Fauxbama is lying and constantly contradicting himself. They find warmth and comfort in their ignorance.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Madinmaryland, 7/30/2013 10:15:48 AM     (No. 9449486)

The question is, what do we do now? How to stop this train and turn it around?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/30/2013 10:19:27 AM     (No. 9449493)

I think a revolution was called and only one side showed up.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/30/2013 10:19:48 AM     (No. 9449494)

An historian who knows what the future will be. VDH is wonderful!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/30/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9449507)

FTA: "We are becoming like Eastern Europeans who were oblivious that the faces on the May Day dais had sometimes changed."

The United States of America, the nation that gave the world George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight David Eisenhower and Sir Ronaldus Magnus, now offers up the undocumented, communist foreign student Barry Soetoro, also known as Barack Hussein Obama?...Our "ship of state" needs a new "heading"...and fast!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/30/2013 10:32:46 AM     (No. 9449518)

As someone who escaped from a communist country, allow me to translate VDH´s excellent jeremiad...America is becoming a communist country.

Not that the government has taken possession of all businesses and property...yet...but in the shift away from the preeminence of the individual to the collective and collectivist thought. The government lies. Everyone knows it lies. And everyone is afraid to do anything about it.

We sugar coat it. We use terms like "politically correct" to explain away why we are afraid to openly speak the truth or be socially ostracized (or worse) for thought crimes.

THAT is the essence of a communist state. And that is what America is becoming.

America´s founders gave us the antidotes. Freedom of speech, and if necessary, the 2nd Amendment. This is the last best place on Earth. Resist.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/30/2013 10:38:49 AM     (No. 9449529)

Love the reference to Jeremiah! This all boils down to TRUTH vs LIES, and we must believe that truth, in the end , will out! As #11 said, get involved, engage wherever you can, to destroy the lies; we are, after all, Americans!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 7/30/2013 10:46:25 AM     (No. 9449541)

Lucianne.Com: Home of the eccentrics, contrarians, doubters and politically incorrect truth tellers.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/30/2013 10:48:51 AM     (No. 9449546)

Victor Davis Hanson is something rare. A wise man.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/30/2013 11:00:44 AM     (No. 9449569)

Hanson tells only half the story .. here´s the rest ..

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/terrorism.html

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/30/2013 11:03:02 AM     (No. 9449574)

If you´re called a racist, homophobic, clinger by a Liberal Democrat, you´re living life honorably.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/30/2013 12:12:50 PM     (No. 9449721)

Victor Davis Hansen gives us a full resume´ of America´s ongoing and wonderful strengths, then he lays out a Bill of Particulars of all the odd, trouble making weaknesses we suffer in America. A good review, BUT he leaves out the sleeping watch dogs of all this greed and injustice. Hansen totally overlooks the daily network brainwashing damage done by our mainstream press and TV news actors like Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Steve Pelley. He avoids busting indoctrinating TV media. The agitators and censors all.

Good news is truth seeking journalists like Hansen are on the rise in the internet, social, radio and cable TV, books. Follow Andrew Napolitano, Malkin, Lucianne, Rush Drudge, Breitbart, Levin, Stossel, Bill Whittle, Robert Simon, Ben Shapiro, Steve Forbes, Glenn, Tom Sowell, Rappoport, Savage, Alex Jones, Ben Carson, Joseph Farah. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Walter Williams, Manning, Jerome Corsi, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Lew Rockwell, Nonie Darvish, Sheriff Joe, Chris Ruddy, Ron Paul, Jonah, David Mamet and some fine Canadian and British people like Pat Cadell. Really good news is this growing, very independent New Multi Media strength.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: gaeditor, 7/30/2013 12:49:14 PM     (No. 9449781)

Thank you #27! (And VDH, you treasure!)

What a great article, and what great comments, guys!

It always is so upsetting to see that "We´re all doomed!" attitude among Americans, especially conservatives.

This is not the end, not if we don´t just nod along! Thank you #26 for saying it, name calling from the likes of Hillary Clinton or the silly-billies on MSNBC or CNN is the highest honor we can strive for.

And #18, if they don´t show up, Obama´s wrong -we win!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/30/2013 1:02:39 PM     (No. 9449799)

The nation has entered an age of post-constitutional soft tyranny. As French thinker and philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville explained presciently, "It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes , and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

Excerpt from Mark Levin´s new book The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic.

http://citadelcc.vo.llnwd.net/o29/network/Levin/hosted_files/LibertyAmendmentsCh1.pdf

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/30/2013 2:48:54 PM     (No. 9449961)

This one should be a ´Must Read´ for at least a week!

Great article, Terrific comments.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Penney, 7/30/2013 3:06:01 PM     (No. 9449989)

Another excellent VDH in-depth evaluation of the current scene! Even the advertising pioneer, Edward Bernays, would be impressed by the PC influences which have manipulated these transformations in the USA during the past 4 years. -YIKES!!!

But is the, ´´change,´´ actually, ´a mile wide but only an inch deep?´´ The coming elections will be pivitol.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/30/2013 3:54:02 PM     (No. 9450039)

Great article. If you accept cold coffee with a fly floating in it at Starbucks, then that´s what you will keep getting. Same for our government. It is our government,and country. Not theirs. Quit accepting the unacceptable.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: steveW, 7/30/2013 4:31:27 PM     (No. 9450083)

The Big Lie of the Democrats: socialism is good for people.
The Big Lie of the Republicans: Democrats have good intentions.

At the root of all the nation´s problems, these are really the only lies that matter.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/30/2013 5:17:29 PM     (No. 9450143)

Progressivism is not communism, fascism or socialism, but it´s a close cousin that developed around the same time period (late 19th Century). It´s a totalitarian movement that demands total thought control throughout society.

And make no mistake about it, this is not just a problem with the Democratic Party. Republicans are just as eager to embrace the regulatory and surveillance state, if not more so.

I fear for our country´s future--too many people are willing to accept being chained up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/30/2013 5:41:26 PM     (No. 9450174)

#30 - agree so much; hope it is kept up for more people to read it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/30/2013 7:08:00 PM     (No. 9450252)

Thoughtful article ... but if we´re going to talk about obfuscation, why, oh why has Hanson adopted Left´s obfuscatory language about abortion?

Case in point, from Hanson´s piece:
... a Philadelphia abortionist, under the nose of state authorities, murders fetuses as they cry and gasp for air ...

Gosnell was not murdering "fetuses." He was murdering babies.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/30/2013 7:22:23 PM     (No. 9450269)

This is a popcorn piece.

It might be fun to read,
but it won´t make any difference.
Not even the slightest.

He´s preaching to the choir, after all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/30/2013 7:30:39 PM     (No. 9450286)

VDH is a classy and classic American entrepreneur and historian. As such, he KNOWS where we are headed if we do not act now.

One of us despairingly said: "It´s just that we have no megaphone. We have to wait for an election every two years." Please pardon me, but this is "wrong thinking." I, and I´d wager Andrew Breitbart and CapMarineTet, would not agree with you.

Each of us is a megaphone, and if we wait for elections (which are regularly stolen from us) we are doomed. Rise up and seize the moment!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dotty, 7/31/2013 8:18:04 AM     (No. 9450817)

And no one is more of an individual and hero than Bradley Manning. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0I6S8mva-s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jlw509, 7/31/2013 8:46:15 AM     (No. 9450868)

Icould repeat everybody else´s eloquent praise for VDH, but why be redundant? Let me just quote what he said about Al Gore: best one-paragraph put-down there ever was:

"In our age, Nobel laureate, exempt Al Gore proved a fraud: the feminist who was accused of groping a woman in crazed sex-poodle fashion; the stern green scold who cashed out to a fossil-fuel exporting sheikdom; the tax raiser who scrambled to sell out before capital gains taxes rose; the humanitarian who profited from anti-Semitic authoritarians; the man of the people who hyped a crisis and then offered a high-priced carbon-offset remedy for it."

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Reply 41 - Posted by: saryden, 7/31/2013 9:46:33 AM     (No. 9450982)

As #21 said, America is becoming a communist country. But Ozero´s actions show that he is only using the Democrat Party and Marxism as a vehicle to the Islamization of America. You have only to look at what is happening in other "socialist" countries around the world (and the proliferation of mosques and Muslim immigrants/births in our country) to see that future. This must be stopped!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 7/31/2013 9:47:27 AM     (No. 9450985)

I would like to thank our hostess for putting this up for a second day as I was out of pocket and would have missed it. It is so interesting that some historians have a particular talent and skill of being able to step back and actually see what is happening now.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: lencu255, 7/31/2013 1:14:17 PM     (No. 9451447)

I have this: why Paula Deen has "to go to reeducation camp", but prez´s wife after saying "whitey" has not?
Because we have the media and entertainment such that Pravda, Moscow Central television and any hitler´s propaganda loudspeaker would be envious of!
I also wonder, where our homegrown commies would be if we had freedom of press in America? Would they lose in all elections or only in 90%?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: weejun, 7/31/2013 1:20:03 PM     (No. 9451462)

Hate to say it, but the common thread for the "bad news" is moral decay, driven primarily by the "I can get something for nothing" mentality that is promoted and encouraged thru government programs and handouts. It´s common sense (a dying commodity in our society) that once we humans see we don´t have to work for things, it´s inevitable that we will sit back and take advantage of all the handouts that politicians use to get re-elected (to wit: over 40 million food stamp recipients). I keep waiting for our nation to break this cycle (term limits on congress and a balanced budget amendment would be good starters), but I am rapidly losing hope.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: MissBlue, 7/31/2013 9:22:19 PM     (No. 9452177)

#27 I´d keep a grain of salt handy and an eye on the door re Rappoport. He´s too weird for me! For him, everything isn´t what it seems, etc. etc. etc.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:05:34 AM     Post Reply
During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show. Ms. Burwell spent a little more than a year running Wal-Mart’s foundation before President Obama tapped her to be his budget chief last year — and then last week asked her to take over as health and human services secretary. Her White House biography touts her key private-sector experience as president of the massive

Can You Lie in Politics?
Supreme Court Will Decide
Roll Call, by David Hawkings    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 4:45:45 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield. The court’s recent decisions easing the flow of generous campaign contributions already shifted the electoral landscape. If the court finds that even the most patently outrageous statements about candidates may not be barred by law, those two decisions combined could expand the rhetorical battlefield of the midterm elections and raise the attack ad volume as never before. With Congress



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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