Tag Archive: conservative politics

on May 23, 2015 in World News

Ted Cruz smacks down pro-‘gay’ TV reporter

Ted Cruz smacks down pro-‘gay’ TV reporter ‘Something about the left … that’s obsessed with sex?’ Sen. Ted Cruz smacked back at a reporter who insisted on asking about his views on “gay” versus traditional marriage by turning the tables and querying him: Why are you guys on the left so “obsessed” with this topic? Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV repeatedly asked Cruz about his stance on “gay” marriage during an interview in Beaumont, Texas. And Cruz’s fiery reply? “Let me ask a question,” he said. “Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in… View Article

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on May 23, 2015 in World News

Islamists always provoked

Islamists always provoked Charlie Daniels asks should America placate ‘people who hack the heads off Christians’ When two jihadis attacked a free-speech event in Texas earlier this month, wounding a security guard before they were killed by police, the Washington Post called Pamela Geller, one of the sponsors of the event, the “incendiary organizer.” The paper described Geller’s actions as legitimately within the First Amendment but still “cruel and unfair.” Billionaire Donald Trump slammed her for “taunting” radical Muslims by holding a competition to draw a cartoon of Islam’s founder. And Katie Pavlich at Townhall reported that radical imam Anjem… View Article

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on May 23, 2015 in World News

Faith defender: Orthodox politician seeks ombudsman post for traditional religions

Faith defender: Orthodox politician seeks ombudsman post for traditional religions A staunchly Christian St. Petersburg MP known for his anti-gay statements has prepared a bill to create the position of ‘ombudsman for believers’ rights’, who would defend followers of Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. MP of the St. Petersburg City legislature Vitaly Milonov told Izvestia daily that Russia had a lot of officials responsible for various aspects of human rights and defending various social groups. However, the authorities have never considered a special representative for the rights of believers, even though religious people can be described as the… View Article

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on May 23, 2015 in World News

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US The Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon and Poribesh Bachao Andolon are leading the event, which included a human chain being formed around the faculty of fine arts at Dhaka University in the country’s capital. In 2013, Bangladesh became the first country in South Asia to allow the cultivation of the genetically modified Bt Brinjal,… View Article

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on May 23, 2015 in World News

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight in the House, where it faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats. The Senate coalition fought off several attempts by opponents to undermine the legislation, defeating amendments that were politically popular but potentially… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Why Schools Don’t Educate

Why Schools Don’t Educate by John Taylor Gatto I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers I’ve known over the years who’ve struggled to make their transactions with children honorable ones, men and women who are never complacent, always questioning, always wrestling to define and redefine endlessly what the word “education” should mean. A Teacher of the Year is not the best teacher around, those people are too quiet to be easily uncovered, but he is a standard-bearer, symbolic of these private people who spend their lives gladly in the service of children. This is their...

Why Schools Don’t Educate by John Taylor Gatto I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers I’ve known over the years who’ve struggled to make their transactions with children honorable ones, men and women who are...

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Public school: Where kids can’t think for themselves

Public school: Where kids can’t think for themselves What’s more important: Teaching kids to weigh information for themselves or sterilizing classrooms to ensure no one will be offended? That seems to be the key question in public schools today, as parents and special-interest groups fight over whether Peoria teachers can have Bibles on classroom bookshelves or whether Gilbert high-school biology textbooks can mention morning-after pills in a chapter about contraception. I know. This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. Schools have been sterilizing all sorts of things for years (it’s a harvest — not a Halloween — party!) in hopes of… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

When did our society get so sensitive?

by Christie Blatchford When did our society get so sensitive? If ever you have wondered, as David Byrne and the Talking Heads once sang, “Well, how did I get here?,” I may be able to help. I refer to the era of extreme delicacy in which we all live, wherein, as a colleague described it, the CBC this week convened a “solemn panel” to discuss the traumatizing effect of rude words (the hideous FHRITP phenomenon) upon women and ask the big question, “What does that say about us as a society?” — and that was before we all learned that… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Legal experts decry retroactive Conservative law but say it can’t be stopped

By Bruce Cheadle Legal experts decry retroactive Conservative law but say it can’t be stopped Legal and parliamentary experts say there’s nothing to stop the Harper government from retroactively rewriting a law to absolve RCMP wrongdoing and stuffing the changes in an omnibus budget bill — even as police investigate. “There is no restraint on Parliament’s legislative powers other than legislative jurisdiction under the Constitution Act 1867 and the charter,” former House of Commons law clerk Rob Walsh said in an email Thursday. In simpler terms, “there’s nothing wrong with it,” according to Ned Franks, a professor emeritus at Queen’s… View Article

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on May 22, 2015 in World News

Clinton Foundation reveals failure to disclose up to $26.4M in speech payments as donations

BY Cameron Joseph Clinton Foundation reveals failure to disclose up to $26.4M in speech payments as donations The Clinton Foundation has revealed that it failed to disclosed between $12 million and $26.4 million received for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speeches as donations. WASHINGTON — The Clinton Foundation received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments for speeches the Clinton family delivered, it revealed late Thursday. The new disclosure comes following questions over whether the foundation failed to fully comply with a 2008 promise to reveal all its donors so they could be publicly scrutinized for possible public conflicts… View Article

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