Polititainment

Kanye: I'll only serve one term as POTUS
Like herpes, Kanye West’s dream of living in the White House just won’t go away. The Daily Mail reported that during the final episode of Cocktails with Khloe on Wednesday, the rapper received words of encouragement from the Kardashian family, but said when he became president, he’d only serve one term. Sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian egged West on, […]
'House of Cards' predicting 2016
The fourth season of House of Cards premiered on Netflix last month and featured a contested convention. Despite the likely assumption from people that they “ripped it from the headlines,” the fourth season was written a year ago. “By the way, this has happened every season,” Kevin Spacey explained on Tuesday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “And then just before […]
Colbert 'dine-and-ditches' Hillary
With the intense campaigning surrounding Tuesday’s New York primary, Stephen Colbert invited Hillary Clinton to lunch at the Carnegie Deli, “where they serve sandwiches as big as a baby’s head,” in order “to get some insight into this election.” While Bill Clinton is a vegan, Hillary assured Colbert that he’s not “a smug vegan,” and […]
Coachella: Music, drugs, and Bernie?
This year’s Coachella music festival will feature music, arts, recreational drugs, and — thanks to Bernie Sanders — politics. Sanders introduced Run the Jewels, which includes Sanders supporter Killer Mike, via a video message. Sanders spoke in front of a “Bernie 2016” backdrop: One of the highlights of running for president over the course of […]
Bernie Sanders says 'Do Do' a lot
“Bernie Sanders was very adamant” in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, but, as Jimmy Fallon pointed out on Friday’s The Tonight Show, his particular phrasing had others laughing, including Hillary Clinton on the stage. “This is what you do do, what you do do,” Sanders claimed during the debate. Fallon continued the joke by pointing out “no wonder Bernie […]

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2016

Cruz needed Kasich, not Carly: Now, it's over
Two weeks ago, the Republican nomination was Sen. Ted Cruz’s to lose. Yes, he had fewer votes and first-ballot delegates, but he was keeping Donald Trump under the 1237 threshold and winning delegates for the second ballot and beyond. Cruz was on his way to a resounding second ballot victory, but then his campaign made […]
John Boehner: Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh”
Senator Ted Cruz always claims that he didn’t go to Washington to make friends — and former House Speaker John Boehner let the world know he accomplished that task. During an interview at Stanford University on Wednesday, the former House Speaker was asked his thoughts on the 2016 Republican primary, and he didn’t have any kind words […]
Ryan: GOP ideas over "pandering politicians"
House Speaker Paul Ryan was aware that he wasn’t in the most welcoming company at Georgetown University on Wednesday. Ryan began his speech with a question: “Why support Republicans?” Students in the crowd responded with a collective laugh. While he carefully avoided conveying any specific opinions about the Republican presidential candidates, Ryan made a case […]
Trump foreign policy appeals to older millennials
Donald Trump delivered his foreign policy doctrine during a speech Wednesday that had a moderate tone appealing to older millennials who critique the Bush Administration’s hawkishness, but are disappointed with the Obama Administration’s failures to defeat Islamic terrorism. Older millennials (like me) grew in the shadow of the Iraq War, only carrying vague memories of Bill […]
No Game Changer: Cruz's VP pick shows desperation
WMUR reports that Sen. Ted Cruz intends to pick former businesswoman Carly Fiorina to be his running mate, should he win the nomination at a contested convention. After rough results on Tuesday and with Donald Trump getting dangerously close to winning the 1237 delegates necessary for a first ballot victory, Cruz’s team must have thought […]

Policy

Fmr. McDonalds CEO: $15 min. wage kills jobs
A former president and CEO of McDonald’s USA on Monday illustrated what may be the biggest nail in the coffin to minimum wage supporters. “The $15 minimum wage demand, which translates to $30,000 a year for a full-time employee, is built upon a fundamental misunderstanding of a restaurant business such as McDonald’s,” Ed Rensi wrote for Forbes.  The […]
Obama admin. workplace rules squash flexibility
New regulations for overtime pay limit flexibility and will affect women and millennials hardest of all workers. The good intentions of the rule revision to ensure workers are properly classified and earn their due compensation will do little to improve their position. “Studies have shown that raising the overtime pay ceiling will generally not raise […]
"Green" cars: Subsidies for rich Americans
Welfare for the rich is strong with “green technology” as subsidies that target electric vehicles benefit the already rich more than anyone else. “Rich and not-so-rich motorists should buy the cars that they like without depending on subsidies from their fellow taxpayers,” Robert Bryce wrote for Investor’s Business Daily. Through state-built EV charging stations and […]
Is Time's new debt cover misleading?
A Time cover story on the national debt has been criticized by the media for its portrayal of America’s national finances. The article told readers that every American owes almost $43,000 on the debt, but counterarguments that the debt is a good thing gloss over the problem of the national debt. “We owe more than […]
Uber, conservative students win victory in Iowa
The long fight against ride-hailing regulations has won another victory in Iowa City. The City Council approved the first reading of an amendment that would relax rules about receiving city-issued IDs, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The council was worried about safety issues, but so long as ride-sharing companies run a background check on […]

Education

Yale to keep 'racist' Calhoun College name
After months of turmoil on campus, encouraging news came from Yale University this week. The university will keep Calhoun College’s name, rather than give into students petitioning the university to who call the name ‘racist.’ On Wednesday, Yale President Peter Salovey announced that the decision was intended to “to encourage the campus community to confront the history of slavery, […]
School district buys guards semiautomatic rifles
The militarization of the police extends into elementary and high schools as a Colorado school district spent $12,000 on semiautomatic rifles for school guards. The budget item wasn’t a reaction to any security threats directed at the Douglas County School District. Instead, security staff didn’t want the local police to outgun them, according to The […]
Melissa Click: Being 'white lady' is 'an easy target'
The craziness continues with Melissa Click, back to rant about her firing from the University of Missouri. “This is all about racial politics,” she claimed in Monday’s interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.” In November, then-Professor Click prevented a student reporter from covering student protests at the University of Missouri. […]
HS dropouts out-earning some colleges' grads
Some colleges fail students even when they graduate them, as the students would have been better off skipping college. “East-West, a private nonprofit school near downtown, is an example of the rare school—one of only 10 four-year U.S. colleges—where the typical former student earns less than high-school dropouts,” The Wall Street Journal noted in an […]
Pro-life speaker mocked at Harvard
Pro-choice students and faculty at Harvard Law School did not want their fellow students to hear a choice of ideas. An event titled “Abortion in Black Communities” earlier this month featured Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of the Radiance Foundation who was conceived in rape, spoke, as did Diane L. Rosenfeld, a liberal who teaches Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice. The […]

Congress

Republican Rep. vapes while legislating [VIDEO]
  Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) took a puff from his nicotine vaporizer during a hearing to ban e-cigarettes on airplanes Thursday. Like Miley Cyrus, Hunter just can’t be tamed. After exhaling his vaporizer, the California Congressman led a stern defense in favor of vaping. “This is called a vaporizer. There’s no combustion. There’s no carcinogens,” […]
1 in. of snow cripples DC: Imagine a terror attack
America’s Capital was crippled yesterday. Roads were nearly shut down, and millions were stranded on the road for hours. Was this because of a terror attack? A massive earthquake? A blizzard? No, it was all from 1 inch of snow. On Wednesday night, Washington, D.C. area commuters suffered one of the worst commutes in recent […]
1 in 10 Congressmembers have student debt
Underemployed graduates aren’t the only ones saddled with student debt. A surprising number of Congressmen are too. About one in 10 Congress members have accumulated student debt and continue to pay it off, according to Time. The analysis comes from the Center for Responsive Politics, a group that tracks financial donations. With 53 representatives paying off […]
Amash: 'They're coming for your privacy'
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to try to warn voters that Congress is debating a bill that will invade everyone’s privacy. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act or CISA, has been working through Congress for months; the House passed two versions in April and the Senate passed it’s version in October. Information leaked […]
PAC after shooting: GOP "standing with terrorists"
A major Democrat political group, Democracy for America, has launched a campaign to take advantage of the San Bernardino shootings — accusing Paul Ryan and the GOP of “standing with terrorists.” The campaign admits that, “[t]he tragic situation in San Bernardino is still going on,” yet they couldn’t wait for the bodies to cool before […]

From Around the Web

9-year-old sells lemonade to pay for his adoption
There’s an amazing lemonade story that broke on Monday — and it has nothing to do with Beyonce. Fox 5 reported that 9-year-old Tristan Jacobson from Missouri opened up a lemonade stand to raise money for his own adoption, charging customers $1 per glass. The young entrepreneur’s hard work paid off. His weekend yard sale raised $7,100 to […]
Austria has its own versions of Bernie and Trump
Populism is the theme for 2016, and not just in America. In Austria’s presidential election on Sunday, polarizing candidates — similar to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — dominated the first round of voting and shut out the establishment parties for the first time in history. BBC reported that Norbert Hofer of the anti-European, anti-immigration Freedom […]
Woman's angry letter to Target goes viral
Transgender bathrooms have become the newest front in the culture war with retail giants declaring that they are transgender-friendly and that any customer, despite their actual sex, can use a bathroom for their chosen gender identity. “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” […]
Liberal news site: Tipping is "twisted, racist"
As time progresses and society advances, liberals are struggling to create new ways — whether it’s “cultural appropriation” or “micro-aggressions” — to say America still has a massive racism epidemic. Now, progressives think they have proof that the act of tipping servers is “racist,” too. “Twisted,” even. Mother Jones, a failing liberal rag, featured an op-ed in their […]
#BlackLivesMatter organizer admits faking threats
Most people use facts to form the basis of their worldview. Social justice warriors, on the other hand, believe all that matters is their naked ideology. When events don’t support their beliefs, they simply try to make them up. Such was the case with Kayla McKelvey. According to the Associated Press, the former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty […]