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David Brooks warns of ‘the
rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover
of Republican Party [Video]

Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/15/2013 10:57:03 AM

On PBS’s “NewsHour” on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators’ rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaddyO, 9/15/2013 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9521707)

"I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/15/2013 11:03:52 AM     (No. 9521714)

Move over, skinny dog, ´cause the big dog´s movin´ in.

If they are scared, they should be.

We have one last chance to save the republic and Cruz is just the man to do it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 9/15/2013 11:04:35 AM     (No. 9521715)

However, the Marxist-Progressive takeover of the Democrat party is just the coolest thing ever!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/15/2013 11:08:42 AM     (No. 9521721)

Actually it´s been many, many years since the RINOs or the Democrats in the House and Senate have been willing to make a coalition with normal people, so it´s time to pull their plug and get ´em out of there.

If Cruz can do the job, so be it.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/15/2013 11:10:13 AM     (No. 9521723)

WHAT traditional Republican party?
The one taken over by elite democrat lites?
The ones who have been there so long that they forgot who put them there?
The ones who once HAD a desire to live up to their oath yet didn´t? THOSE Republicans?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/15/2013 11:10:40 AM     (No. 9521725)

Brooks is lamenting that Cruz and crew are challenging the "Go along to get along" mentality in Congress. What he doesn´t realize is they are doing the "people´s" work.

The Republican Establishment has very good reason to be concerned. They have been exposed for the frauds that they are and America is not happy.

McConnell may be the next big Whig to fall and that would be the "shot heard around the world." It would be a clear and concise statement that Americans are back and there will be a reckoning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/15/2013 11:13:08 AM     (No. 9521727)

Well, we´ve seen what David Brooks-ism (see also McCain-ism and Boehner-ism) has done to the Republican Party and we´d like to try an alternative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: texaspast, 9/15/2013 11:19:21 AM     (No. 9521731)

Ted Cruz is doing what we who elected him SENT HIM TO WASHINGTON TO DO! To represent the people who elected him! I know, it is a novel concept in Washington. He was not sent there by Texas to GET ALONG! GET OVER IT, BROOKS!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/15/2013 11:21:52 AM     (No. 9521735)

David Brooks hasn´t got a clue.
Personally, I would like to see a huge case of Ted Cruz-ism hit Congress like a lightening bolt.

The left´s meme of ´Canada through Texas´ is going to be a tricky one to knock down. I have noticed that even some Ldot commenters are believing that nonsense. I hope Cruz has a plan for that. It is something that needs to be slapped down for once and for all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 9/15/2013 11:23:25 AM     (No. 9521739)

“And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas...."

What a cheap liberal puke shot from Brooks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/15/2013 11:28:19 AM     (No. 9521747)

Obama said he was elected to stop the wars. Ted Cruz would be elected to uphold the constitution. Which one do you think is closer to the real job description of the President? Ted Cruz is our last best hope. I am behind him all the way.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/15/2013 11:31:43 AM     (No. 9521751)

Excellent parry and thrust there, #1 !

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Reply 13 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 9/15/2013 11:38:12 AM     (No. 9521754)

Brooks just shows that his RINO branch of the "traditional" Republicans, is utterly out of touch with events over the last twenty years. What antique world is your head living in, DB?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dman, 9/15/2013 11:40:22 AM     (No. 9521755)

Darn those pesky Tea Partiers and their representatives in Congress!! They cannot be "permitted" to be the voice of the GOP. /s

Y´all know what I´d like to see happen here.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rock n robin, 9/15/2013 11:42:34 AM     (No. 9521758)


FTA. . . “Two things that are interesting that are happening, especially being talked about this week,” Brooks said. “One, leadership in both bodies, the leadership’s inability to force any discipline. That’s partly because a lot of these people just are not interested in the committee assignments, the normal leverage the leadership has, in part because the earmarks are gone, some of the spending favors.”

Sorry David, that´s right. Cruz, et. al. are not interested in joining the republican-democrat DC corruption mob. I guess we know you where you stand. While you mourn the rest of us will be celebrating. I dare say the celebratory obituary we write will supersede that written by the the abused kids/adults in Reno.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: AltaD, 9/15/2013 11:45:43 AM     (No. 9521763)

Brooks seems to be of the opinion that Senator Ted Cruz doesn´t know his place and he´s a bit too uppity.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ben Around, 9/15/2013 11:47:41 AM     (No. 9521767)

"The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: the Democrats have accepted the ideas of socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly." - Norman Mattoon Thomas

Cruz and the T Party are trying to change that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/15/2013 11:50:26 AM     (No. 9521771)

The pendulum swings to the degree opposite! The further left it swings, the momentum to the right is greater!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/15/2013 11:53:36 AM     (No. 9521777)

Ted Cruz would be the first chance since Reagan for me to vote FOR a republican, rather than against the democrat. Go Ted, please run Ted. the two parties have corrupted themselves into stupidity.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/15/2013 11:55:10 AM     (No. 9521781)

FTA: Brooks hypothesized the reason the leadership in the House and Senate is unable to control the so-called Ted Cruz-ism movement is that members of it have become uninterested in any of the perks that the leadership has to offer.

translation: what good are politicians if they can´t be bought or bribed???

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/15/2013 11:55:24 AM     (No. 9521782)

We are going to send you a Congress full of Ted Cruz´s. Brooks, you should look for another country to live.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: curious1, 9/15/2013 11:56:23 AM     (No. 9521784)

If he´s running, I would hope he brings in someone like Allen West as VP, so there is military experience on the ticket. Unless Cruz served and I missed it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mws50, 9/15/2013 12:09:27 PM     (No. 9521798)

Would someone tell that Brooks moron that Senator Cruz has been in Texas since he was 3 years old. That makes him a Texan, not a Canadian.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 9/15/2013 12:18:25 PM     (No. 9521807)

And Brooks would be the first one to slap you in the face with a glove if you told him you thought President Mom Jeans was born in Kenya.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/15/2013 12:21:14 PM     (No. 9521810)

Cruz - Super intelligence combined with the understanding of the Constitution AND one who uses common sense to approach a subject---a combination that cannot be beat.

Why does Brooks´ think anyone would heed a warning coming from someone who is easily impressed with a crease in the britches of ´the won´

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Reply 26 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 9/15/2013 12:24:16 PM     (No. 9521812)

If the erstaz conservative Brooks doesn´t like it, he can always leave and form a Teddy Roosevelt socialist pity party of his own.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StuartL, 9/15/2013 12:25:34 PM     (No. 9521814)

#1, #12 -- Brooks (God rot his guts) probably does think the Usurper is a very good president -- perfect creases and all.

Some people are simply beyond all reason or redemption.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: daphne, 9/15/2013 12:28:43 PM     (No. 9521817)

Brooksie´s a Republican???

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Reply 29 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/15/2013 12:32:43 PM     (No. 9521820)

Gee, who to side with? Cruz, an Ivy League educated conservative bulwark or Brooks the liberal gadfly.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 9/15/2013 12:35:26 PM     (No. 9521822)

And the "democrat" party should be concerned about the socialists and commies taking over THEIR party....unless that´s what they are striving for! !!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kiwikit, 9/15/2013 12:44:22 PM     (No. 9521835)

If Brooks is against him, I´m for Cruz. What a weenie this guy from Swarthmore is!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: artman1746, 9/15/2013 12:46:17 PM     (No. 9521838)

Because the rise of modern liberalism has been such a great thing for us. Right?

The greatest fear for a closet liberal like Brooks is the rise of those who believe we should actually honor the Constitution all our elected politicians promise to defend in their oath of office. Such a novel idea, don´t ya know?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/15/2013 12:49:24 PM     (No. 9521840)

Why, in the name of Abraham Lincoln, would any "reasonably prudent" Republican pay attention to the babblings of a New York Times columnist/PBS "superstar" "famous" for the following observation?:

"I remember distinctly an image of-we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and perfectly creased pant, and I´m thinking (a) he´s going to be president and (b) he´ll be a very good president."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Daisymay, 9/15/2013 12:55:18 PM     (No. 9521844)

Brooks is the biggest NOBODY on TV these days. He´s trying to be somebody, but alas, nobody is paying any attention to the skinny little rat. When Ted Cruz and his ARMY of like minded Senators and Congressmen take over the Party, I hope the first thing they do is take David´s Republican membership card away from him and tear it up into teeny, tiny pieces! He is NOT a Republican and hasn´t been since OBAMA was elected. He just uses the Republican name because it´s the only way he gets a seat on the MSNBC panels! Nasty little Twerp!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nimby, 9/15/2013 12:59:45 PM     (No. 9521852)

We need more Ted Cruzs to counter balance the likes of Boehner and company.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: john56, 9/15/2013 1:00:26 PM     (No. 9521853)

According to my local fishwrap, David is making a trip to Texas this week to speak at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin on Thursday. Free lecture.

Of course, it´s being sold as the view of conservatives. Yeah, like asking the Aggies on how to root for UT.

Would be nice if some of the true Ted Cruz-isms show up and introduce David to the true Republican party in Texas.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/15/2013 1:48:44 PM     (No. 9521903)

If this was not so tragic, it would be downright funny. What Brooks is saying is that the old "rewards" of the political system that worked in the past no longer work. They may have been blackmail, but hey, that´s the way congress has always worked. Being bought and paid for by your party always brought the results the "party" wanted. Now it no longer works and they are stymied. The old tried and true system was corrupt, and Brooks has no clue that the voting public views it as such.

I truly believe it is not just that part of the old system crumbling, but the new Tea Party guys have nothing in their background that would permit the party leaders to blackmail them. Time to give the corrupt, criminal scury crew that has been in Boomtown forever, the old heave ho.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kahunavol, 9/15/2013 2:19:29 PM     (No. 9521939)

David Brooks and that girl at the Washington Post are considered conservatives only by their neighbors. In flyover country we know what they really are.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: cloey, 9/15/2013 2:26:10 PM     (No. 9521945)

Watching those dinosaurs it´s obvious why NPR has to cut staff. Holy cow! David Brooks is beyond despicable. His creepy little uncomfortable giggles send me up the wall and tell me he is both egotistical, dismissive and insecure at the same time. I also question his sexuality. Something is very strange about him. And he´s becoming obsolete. I bet no one under 50 reads is crap.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/15/2013 2:28:51 PM     (No. 9521949)

It´s perfectly o.k. for someone to say they want to transform the whole of America, but some believe it is terribly wrong for someone to want to transform just one of the parties of the walled city that is D.C.

Glenn Beck said recently that there are those in politics (and the parties are indistinguishable and most of the media and political science people are all part of the same group think) do not like people who do not play "the game" because they do not understand "the game" or these people do understand "the game" and don´t want to play it. When I heard Beck saying this I wasn´t too clear as to what he was talking about, but now that I read the way Brooks thinks, I think I now understand what Beck meant.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/15/2013 2:31:59 PM     (No. 9521952)

Senator Cruz is the total opposite of our current President, which make him an ideal candidate for the job.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/15/2013 2:43:48 PM     (No. 9521965)

The water rose and Brooks overflowed his banks. He needs to go back to Journalism school and learn how to be a journalist,
not a partisan hack posing as one. We have more informed, better news hosts on our local stations. Many of us want Senator Cruz to act just as he is doing and we want Congress to represent we, the people.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/15/2013 3:12:24 PM     (No. 9521988)

Brooks hates Latinos.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: bvillr, 9/15/2013 3:28:42 PM     (No. 9522007)

Brooks hates Canadians. He´s a racist.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: dvc, 9/15/2013 3:30:52 PM     (No. 9522010)

I sure hope that Cruz is the future of the Republican party!

Never listened to Brooks anyway, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Penney, 9/15/2013 4:03:21 PM     (No. 9522044)

You betcha!

GO CRUZ!!!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: jglas, 9/15/2013 4:21:00 PM     (No. 9522055)

Exactly right. Go Ted Cruz! The times they are a-changing (only this time in a good way).

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LadyVet, 9/15/2013 5:43:55 PM     (No. 9522108)

Brooks is a birther, at least when it comes to Republicans.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/15/2013 5:45:43 PM     (No. 9522109)

Cruz was both a US and a Canadian citizen at birth. If he has not formally renounced it, he remains a Canadian citizen. I like him. Unlike many others on this site, I believe he is constitutionally eligible. However, I will not vote for a Canadian citizen to become President of the United States. If Cruz formally renounces his Canadian citIzenship, I will reconsider.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 9/15/2013 6:28:01 PM     (No. 9522146)

I wonder where some of our fellow L-dotters, the ones who post lots of articles on Palin, are on this subject? Curious to know if they agree with David Brooks?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/15/2013 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9522346)

#6...are you from Kentucky? Who do you have in mind to replace McConnell?

#49...Cruz just forsaken his Canadian Citizenship and is now full American. This was just in the past week or so.

Master Brooks needs to change his diapers. The overload is coming out of his mouth.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/15/2013 9:38:48 PM     (No. 9522350)

Correction to #51

#6 who do you have in mind to replace Senator McConnell a Democrat? That doesn´t help to get a majority in the Senate.

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Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing criticism after she reenacted a Senate hearing for a campaign ad -- while also fixing a flub from her original remarks. Landrieu’s ad, titled “Will Not Rest,” appears at first glance to feature footage of the senator passionately arguing for increased oil and gas revenue sharing during a Hill hearing. Landrieu’s campaign described the ad in a press release as highlighting the Louisiana senator´s “efforts to stand up to the administration in order to fight for Louisiana, and protect and strengthen our energy industry that supports 300,000 high-paying jobs.” The ad features various clips of



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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

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

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

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

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)

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

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

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

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


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