Where are conservative Kurds heading?

Illustration by Necmettin Asma – twitter.com/necmettinasma Many Kurds in Turkey are conservative and religious, which is why they do not support the PKK and its political wing, the HDP Although feeble at the moment, there have been some ongoing debates on the possible split among Kurdish politicians between more […] Click here to view original web page at www.dailysabah.com

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Donald Trump Isn’t Ronald Reagan—He’s Barry Goldwater

 The Daily Beast The Gipper gave voters a way to get to ‘yes.’ The Donald, not so much. Donald Trump may be a screen star turned Republican politician, but that doesn’t make him the second coming of Ronald Reagan . If anything, he’s this […] Click here to view original web page at www.thedailybeast.com

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Confused About Congress?

Confused Who Has the Majority in Congress? You’re Not Alone. Rachel Bovard / @Rachel_Bovard / July 05, 2016 A 10-year veteran of congressional policy battles, Rachel Bovard is The Heritage Foundation’s director of policy services. In 2014, Republicans won a majority in Senate. However, if you’ve been watching the Senate lately, you’d be forgiven for wondering who is actually in charge. Democrats demand—and receive—amendment votes, while Republican amendments are stifled. Democrats demand—and receive—amendment votes, while Republican amendments are stifled. Appropriations bills, ostensibly written by Republicans, come to the floor lacking any GOP priorities, whileconservative efforts to amend the bill are set up to fail.…

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Why Do We Need A Convention of States?

Citizens concerned for the future of their country, under a federal government that’s increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive, have a constitutional option. We can call a Convention of States to return the country to its original vision of a limited federal government that is of, by and for the people.

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No Climate Change?

The Left is having a difficult time trying to convince us that climate change is really caused by humans.  They’re so frustrated by our inability to see things their way that they’ve resorted to prosecuting those who disagree with their theory. A US Attorney General in the Virgin Island has attacked a think-tank for making statements questioning the relationship of humans and climate change. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) stepped over the Left’s red line and now legal action is being brought against them. Shame on CEI for questioning the veracity of the Lefts ‘settled science’. My first thought is,…

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Capitalism v. Socialism

The following was a response to letter to the editor in the local newspaper. The original piece proclaimed that capitalism arrived in 1492 and that socialism makes for a better community of sharing. Since we have roads and schools, we have socialism and democratic socialism is much better than evil capitalism. Sharing to a Leftist means owning my opinion which means he owns me which means he’s a slave owner. But he doesn’t see it that way.   Capitalism is America’s foundation Regarding the letter writer’s (Capitalists came to America, ‘dismantle social structure’) defense of socialism, 1492 didn’t bring full-fledged…

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With a Pen and a Phone: Harry and Nancy

Harry stepped out from the bakery at the end of his street and started home. At the same time, Nancy came out of the beauty parlor next door and after greeting each other, they walked quietly in the evening dusk, a light snow falling. Harry looked at the sign above the beauty shop and then at Nancy. “You’ve just got’n the works, didn’t ya? And you got it all covered up in that top coat and rain hat? How can we see your beauty and the results of your hard earned dollars?” Blushing and shooing her palm at him, she…

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The Business of Running a Business

So why do we even need religious liberty laws to protect business from groups such as gays in the first place? Is it because several small businesses around the country have suffered due to refusing service to gays? Arizona’s bill had nothing to do with social or sexual preference. It had everything to do with the freedom of a business owner to run his or her business the way they choose. That liberty is a right that is guaranteed by the Constitution, not some federal court. Remember, the Constitution is there to protect us from the government; not from one…

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Government and Business Working Together Hurt Americans

Crony capitalism is one of Americas big problems. The Framers of the Constitution did not intend for big business corporations and unions to be governed by the federal government in exchange for protection. Businesses and unions should be allowed to function in the free market and not have the butchers heavy thumb on the scales of justice. There are plenty of Americans who are forced to pay dues even if they don’t want the union. Every American pays the increased consumer price of big government protecting big business and not allowing competition to drive prices down. Shame on us. Crony-capitalism…

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Switzerland’s Improbable Success and the Important Role of Federalism

by Dan Mitchell Programs about the improbable success of Chile and Estonia already have aired on nationwide TV, and those were joined last weekend by a show about the “sensible nation” of Switzerland. Here’s the 28-minute program. When I first watched the program, I was slightly irked that there was very little discussion of the role of fiscal policy and the importance of spending restraint and competitive tax rates. Moreover, there was no direct mention of Switzerland’s very successful spending cap, even though the “debt brake” has generated superb results. Indeed, Switzerland is the only nation from Europe or North…

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There Are Conservative Professors. Just Not in These States.

WHEN I began teaching at Sarah Lawrence College in 2010, my colleagues would joke that I was a “targeted hire” because I didn’t express uniformly left-wing political views. In most places I’d be considered a moderate, but in the campus context I might as well have been Ted Cruz. […] Click here to view original web page at www.nytimes.com

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The World’s Changing

The Earth is Shaking as People are Changing the Landscape by Mike Kapic What was that? Rumbling? Can you feel it? The ground shaking slightly with a subtle rumble in the distance? Feel it? Like an earthquake or volcano clearing its throat. Are we sensing vibrations and sounds of people making life changing adjustments around the globe? We’ve heard them before coming from places like Ukraine, China, Sweden, Peru, France, Poland, and lately the USA and UK. The large regulating establishments around the world are quietly going about their business. The Central Banks, Labor Unions, Elite Politicians, Parliaments, Congress, Big…

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CONSERVATIVES FACE LIBERAL ‘FIREWALL’ ON SUPREME COURT

Daniel Horowitz urges Congress to strip courts of jurisdiction 6/25/16 Daniel Horowitz, a senior editor at Conservative Review and policy analyst specializing in immigration, blasted conservative triumphalism after the Supreme Court refused to rescue President Barack Obama’s unilateral mass amnesty program. Indeed, Horowitz warned conservatives not to underestimate how closely they came to absolute disaster. “We are facing a ‘blue firewall’ of four post-Constitution judges on the Supreme Court,” Horowitz told WND. “And some of the others aren’t much better. Justice Anthony Kennedy is unreliable. Chief Justice Roberts is unreliable. And the lower circuit courts are mostly worse than the Supreme Court.”…

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Does Religion Matter In Politics?

Jeff J Mitchell via Getty Images Shortly after Tim Kaine had been elected Governor of Virginia in 2006, a discussion ensued among Democratic party leaders about the lessons that could learned from Kaine’s victory. Some observations were interesting, others were not. One was particularly off the mark. Because Kaine […] Click here to view original web page at www.huffingtonpost.com

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Trump is Not a Conservative, He’s a Pragmatist

Trump Is Not Conservative, He’s A Pragmatist Jan 19, 2016 By Mychal Massie As I have been saying for over six months –he is transpolitical –he uses politics to solve problems not to get himself reelected–a PRAGMATIC POPULIST –I think he may well turn out to be one of our great presidents –the bar has been set so low by Obama that anything Trump does will be welcomed –how about loving America and taking pride in her 250 year old record for starters –and seeing blacks as fellow Americans and not some minority group to be politically exploited any time…

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Trump’s Play to Win Evangelical Voters

Protesters outside of a meeting with conservative Christian leaders in New York City. No matter how much American politics have changed during this election cycle, one eternal truth remains: Republicans need evangelical voters. Even Donald Trump, the man of botched Bible verses and many wives , is making moves […] Click here to view original web page at www.theatlantic.com

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Gary Byrne’s Crisis Of Character: The Latest Anti-Clinton Conspiracy Book In Donald Trump’s Library

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his conservative media allies have been aggressively promoting Crisis of Character , an upcoming book by former Secret Service officer Gary J. Byrne that purports to reveal the inside story of serving under President Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Clinton. But rather […] Click here to view original web page at mediamatters.org

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The Toilet

By Mike Kapic 6/14/16 This business with bath room equal rights has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. But even more astonishing are the ‘intelligent’ folks standing up and defending it. This is completely immoral and disingenuous to all respectable women: wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters. It is a war on women by the Left. This is not about equal rights but about taking advantage of women and bullying the majority of Americans into accepting this through guilt. We are not a democracy where the minority can rule but rather a republic where the people in sovereign states…

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Dumb & Dumber

By Mike Kapic June 15, 2016 The Republican Party has lost its way and is living up to its nickname as the party of ‘stupid’. It is aligning itself with the party of ‘evil’, the Democrats. Both are joined at the hip thus becoming ‘the establishment’. It’s business as usual in DC as the elite politicians fiddle while DC burns. None of them are listening to America! They’re stuck in their business as usual mode: waxing the rails of crony-capitalism, giving loop-speeches, running for re-election, ignoring the bureaucracy, ignoring the American people as the debt climbs and our freedoms deteriorate.…

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We’ve done this before: a brief history of the convention process.

  Convention of States Process by Mike Kapic  On Sept 15, 1787, two days before the Constitution’s signing, George Mason stood in what is now known as Independence Hall and announced that he feared Congress might someday become abusive and refuse to adopt necessary amendments or even curb its own power. The inspiration had come from Georgia’s constitution written in 1777. Thus, the second clause of Article V was inserted into the document. But there’s nothing in Article V about how the convention should operate. Was that intentional? Yes, because conventions were a typical occurrence every few years during that…

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