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  • Single-payer system would improve health care economics (barf alert)

    06/18/2018 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    stl today ^ | April 29th 2018 | Larry Bowman
    One of the top issues for U.S. voters is health care. There is a simple solution most of the world is smart enough to recognize but is lost on us: a single-payer system. There are two compelling reasons for a single-payer system. The first is the moral argument that health care security is a right for all of us. The second is a little more complicated, and that is health care economics. Sadly, most Americans do not understand this aspect of the health care debate and how it adversely affects them. Anthem announced its first-quarter profits to be $1.31 billion....
  • Hillary Clinton on family separations at border: Jesus didn’t say, ‘Let the children suffer’

    06/18/2018 2:32:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | by Emma Ayers
    Hillary Clinton weighed in Monday morning on the ongoing controversy regarding the Trump administration’s "no-tolerance” border policy, suggesting that Jesus would not condone the actions of the American border authorities. At an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called out “those who selectively use the Bible” to give grounds for the separations, which were reported by the Department of Justice on Friday. “I went to a lot of years of Sunday school — even taught it from time to time. I’ve studied both the Old and New Testament, and what is being...
  • Trump Is a Born Dealmaker, Let Him Do His Thing

    06/18/2018 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Dr Shea Harrison
    President Trump is a businessman and a deal-maker—we knew that when we elected him. His administration operates differently from any other previous presidential administration, including in diplomacy, where deals are truly an “art form.” So, it is not surprising President Trump threw protocol out the window when he met last week with Chairman Kim Jon Un, the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. Those disappointed with the outcomes of the summit posit that Kim, not Trump, benefited most, suggesting the U.S. gave up more than it got, following in the footsteps of previous U.S. administrations....
  • As Nashville Rapidly Expands, Residents Worry the Metropolis Is Growing Too Fast

    06/18/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 45 replies
    NASHVILLE— Kathleen Ervin moved here 12 years ago from the Northeast, drawn to the relaxed atmosphere, green parks and relatively low cost of living. But in the past five years, her commute time from her 1950s ranch house in the Glendale neighborhood to her job about 12 miles away has tripled on some days to 45 minutes because of increased traffic. Developers are buying nearby properties, tearing them down and building “tall skinnies”—multistory homes geared toward wealthier home buyers. “We hear all this talk about how Nashville doesn’t want to become Houston, Nashville doesn’t want to become Atlanta,” said the...
  • Why The Left Always Lies About Children

    06/18/2018 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The political, theological, and cultural left in America believe in using children as pawns. They do it on as many different fronts as they can.They lie about doing it, and then lie about lying about doing it.It’s stomach churning because their pretend outrage is almost always about why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president, rather than what’s best for actual children.I’ve had enough!A Facebook post on Saturday declared with righteous indignation: Isaiah 10:1-2    “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to deprive the poor of their rights & withhold justice from the oppressed…”This post was in response to a Time magazine...
  • Enough With the Faux Outrage Over Illegal Alien Family Separation

    06/18/2018 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    I regret to inform you, the mainstream media is at it again.The liberal press is hammering the Trump Administration because executive departments, at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are separating parents and children when apprehended crossing the border illegally. The headlines give the whole gamut:Why the US is separating migrant children from their parentsTrump separating migrant kids from parents sparks national outrageWhy the Trump administration bears the blame for separating children from their families at the border Pelosi: Trump administration policy separating parents and children at border 'barbaric'President Trump and his allies have pushed back against the unjust...
  • Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon, Jim Obergefell

    06/18/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Jim Obergefell, the man whose name will be forever associated with the institution of genderless marriage in the United States, said he “was heartbroken and devastated,” by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.   But more than that, Obergefell is frightened.  Very frightened. It’s not the actuality of the ruling that scares him; it’s the boogeymen he has concocted in order to shoo away any second guessing about the high court’s judgement in his favor three years ago.   “After deciding in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges,” asked Obergefell in a commentary...
  • British royal family to hold its first homosexual ‘wedding’

    06/18/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    DEVON, England, June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Another royal wedding is about to dominate the media, albeit for a very different reason than Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s recent nuptials. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, has announced he will be “marrying” James Coyle, marking the first same-sex “wedding” in the extended British royal family. Ivar came out as homosexual in 2016, several years after divorcing his wife Penny Mountbatten. The couple had three daughters, who are currently 15, 20, and 22 years old. But despite their divorce, Penny told the UK Daily Mail she’s so...
  • Did President Trump Just Kill Obamacare?

    06/18/2018 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If you’re not a health care policy nerd like me and don’t pay close attention to the fear-mongering commonly found in outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, you may have missed the recent explosion of news stories and opinion articles bashing the Trump administration for allegedly putting Obamacare in grave danger — and doing so in a reckless and legally questionable manner, too.For instance, New York magazine accused the Trump administration of “standing against the rule of law.” The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz wrote a recent Trump administration decision could make it “much more difficult for individuals and...
  • Trump supporter disrupts deNiro's musical with "Keep America Great " Flag

    06/18/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 18, 2018
    . A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro-directed “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag toward the audience. “The times we live in,” tweeted audience member Joe Del Vicario, along with a pic showing the Broadway protest. “At the end of [the performance], a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” Del Vicario explained. “He was escorted shortly after.”
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • Royal Family Will Have Its First Ever Same-Sex Wedding This Summer

    06/18/2018 10:42:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 41 replies
    ET/MSN ^ | 6/18/2018 | Zach Seemayer‍
    There's another Royal Wedding on the horizon, and this one's even more historic than the last. Hot on the heels of Meghan Markle's groundbreaking wedding to Prince Harry, people will soon witness the first-ever same-sex marriage in the history of the Royal family.
  • Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp' [nor refugee camp]

    06/18/2018 10:26:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump challenged Democrats to “come to the table” to fix the country’s immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders. Speaking at the White House Mr. Trump said the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp.” He said if Congress can find agreement on a way to update what he called the “worst immigration laws in the entire world” it could be a trendsetting move for the rest of the globe. “Just remember — a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders, we need security, we...
  • GMA Touts Singer’s ‘XXXk You’ Father's Day Tweet to Paul Ryan as ‘Voice of Dissent’

    06/18/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/18/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    As they did last week along with the other networks, ABC led its Monday morning Good Morning America by hyping complaints from Democrats and liberals about the Trump Administration border policy. Correspondent Marcus Moore’s report even touted a celebrity’s curse-filled rant at the GOP without acknowledging the profanity. GMA started off its obsessive negative coverage with a report by White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, noting disapproval from first ladies Bush and Trump. “This is a policy that’s just eating away in terms of controversy at this White House,” Vega hyped, before adding that both Melania Trump and former First Lady...
  • South Carolina man snaps photo of a cloud that 'looks like' TRUMP

    06/18/2018 9:57:59 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-2018 | Jordan Barnes
    A man in South Carolina photographed a cloud that bared an uncanny resemblance to US President Donald Trump. The astonishing find was made by Facebook user AJ Brackins who uploaded the pictures on Trump's birthday last week. He wrote in a post that has been shared more than 130 times: 'Check this cloud out! Looks like Trump! #MAGA'.
  • Mrs. Bush Rails Against 'Cruel' Border Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Trump administration's policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border doesn't sit well with some people, including former First Lady Laura Bush. In a new op-ed for The Washington Post, Mrs. Bush explained why the White House's zero tolerance policy is "cruel," "immoral," and "breaks her heart." Mrs. Bush compared today's policy of separating families to our treatment of Japanese Americans during World War Two.
  • It's Time for Conservatives to Address Environmental Issues

    06/18/2018 9:47:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/18/2018 | Benji Backer
    It’s no secret—conservatives have fallen behind on environmental issues for the past decade. In issues like clean energy and conservation, we have lost sight of the legacy of environmental stewardship left to us by conservative trailblazers like Ronald Reagan. A report from Duke University in 2014 detailed why many conservatives ignore the issue: solution aversion. Solution aversion is the notion that if someone does not like the solution to a problem, they will ignore the problem completely. This can be seen firsthand with conservatives and the environment. Conservatives see green policies as curtailing the rights and values they care about...
  • The forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War

    06/18/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his “History of Bunker Hill” that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: “The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods. … Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • Lawmakers Report 'Children in Chain Link Cages, Alone' After Tour of Border Detention Facilities

    06/18/2018 9:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/18/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who had been trying to gain access to a holding center for undocumented immigrant children were given a tour Sunday starting with a Customs and Border Protection processing center in McAllen, Texas, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared in a rare tweetstorm that the kids aren't being separated from parents. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), calling the McAllen facility "the dog kennel," said he "witnessed loads of kids massed together in large pens of chain-linked fence separated from their moms and dads." He and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) then went to the McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge, where agents...
  • ‘We Will Not Apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s highly contentious “zero tolerance” immigration-enforcement policy Monday as the inevitable result of congressional inaction on immigration.“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” Nielsen said during her Monday address to National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. “Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.”Nielsen went on to decry inaccurate media portrayals of the Trump administration’s enforcement policy, which requires the detention and prosecution...