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Public Edu: Epoch Times: Examining Education in the United States -- a series by Alex Newman
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2020-11-11: ZeroHedge: The War Is Over; GloboCap Triumphs! (mostly satirical), by CJ Hopkins
... Meanwhile, the GloboCap propaganda has reached some new post-Orwellian level. After four long years of "Russia Hacked The Election!" ... now, suddenly, "There Is No Such Thing As Election Fraud In The USA!".
2020-11-11: ZeroHedge: US Color Revolution, The Not So Phantom Menace, by Tom Luongo
The Black Revolution in the U.S. is proceeding according to script. We are into the 3rd act of it. Act I was the Coronapocalypse setting the stage for vastly expanded government powers. Act II was the summer of violence and fake polling data which created the illusion of a society at war. Act III is the election itself and the aftermath; the coup has begun. This is all very normal for color revolutions.
2020-11-09: Gateway Pundit: Dominion Voting Machines Of Concern For Data Manipulation
After three reported instances where votes were moved from Republicans to Democrats and another instance where votes disappeared, there is now much concern with the Dominion voting machines and applications used in some 30 states in the 2020 election. (In Virginia, the total number of votes counted were decreased by 373,000.)
2020-11-08: ZeroHedge: This Election Is Not Over... And The Media Knows It, by Jay Valentine
Voter fraud is kind of like larceny. A little is OK. It is even kind of entertaining... But voter fraud on this scale is just not sustainable. It does not pass the common sense test...
2020-11-07: ZeroHedge: The Democrats' "Cloward-Piven" Chaos Plan, by Tyler Durden
At Columbia University, sociologist professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven introduced a political strategy in 1966 to destroy the U.S economically, causing it to go broke and culminating in socialism. The Left has been following this script for decades, and we're seeing the strategy play out in updated form in 2020.
2020-11-07: ZeroHedge: Democrat "Depravity" Playing Out In Real-Time, by Tom Luongo
Anyone saying that what is happening right now in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan etc. is not a conscious effort to rig an election is either a victim of propaganda or being willfully obtuse. But no matter what vote totals you manufacture or political/judicial arms you twist no one can rule for long without the consent of the governed.
2020-11-07: ZeroHedge: Blue - The Mother Of All Color Revolutions, by Pepe Escobar
A gaming exercise of the perfect, indigenous color revolution, code-named Blue, was leaked from a major think tank established in the imperial lands that first designed the color revolution concept. If Red somehow wins, Blue would wait until every vote is counted and duly litigated to every jurisdiction level. Blue proclaims that "under no scenario" Red would be allowed to declare victory.
2020-11-06: WT: The Left's Frankenstein Turns on its Master, by Everett Piper
Critical race theory's racism. Feminism's hatred of the feminine. The intolerance of progressive tolerance. The hatred of those who pretend to stand against hate. Exclusion in the name of inclusion. All of this is what happens when we lust for power more than all else. All of us eventually are hoisted on our own petard. Monsters always turn on their masters.
2020-10-xx: Limbaugh: BLM Takeover of American Sports, and destruction by Wokeness
BLM has absolutely nothing to do with racial justice. It is out to ruin, destroy, and end sports -- because it is out to tear down the American way of life. The upper tier of the sports world's executive suites might not realize that, but the fans do. The only question is how far and how fast the paying sports audience shrinks.
2020-10-25: AIER: The New Feudalism ... "Going Medieval" on Covid-19, by Jeffrey A. Tucker
"Going Medieval" on the coronavirus has created a new feudalism of haves and have nots, essentials and unessentials, us and them, the served and the servers, the rulers and the ruled -- all defined in the edicts passed by panicked dictators at all levels acting on the advice of bloodless intellectuals who couldn't resist a chance to rule the world by force.
2020-10-24: ZeroHedge: Restore Glass-Steagall to Prevent Economic 'Great Reset', by M. Ehret
While the coronavirus may in fact be the catalyzer for the oncoming financial blowout, the seeds of the crisis goes deeper and originated much earlier -- beginning with the destruction of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 and finalized with the repeal of Glass-Steagall's separation of commercial and investment banks in 1999.
2020-10-23: ZeroHedge: Blockbuster Report Details Biden/China Money Trail, by Tyler Durden
While half the US population remains transfixed by the ongoing revelations about the contents of Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell" and the other half desperately trying to suppress this news, a far less noticed but perhaps just as important investigative report authored by the unknown Typhoon Investigations, was released by Christopher Balding.
2020-10-22: ZeroHedge: The Censoring of the Hunter Biden Scandal, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Had Facebook and Twitter approached the Hunter Biden Scandal story neutrally, as they would have a decade ago, it would probably already be old news to a degree, as Hunter's pay-for-play efforts were already well known, if not in such detail. But instead the story is still hot. More importantly, their heavy handed action has brought home just how much power they wield, and how crudely they're willing to wield it. They shouldn't be surprised at the consequences.
2020-10-22: ZeroHedge: The Proper Solution To Big Tech Censorship, by Brandon Smith
The public has been led to believe that government and corporations are separate tools that can be used to keep each side in check. This is a lie. Big government and big corporations have always worked together while pretending to be disconnected, and this needs to stop if we are to ever defuse the political time bomb we now face.
2020-10-20: ZeroHedge: Liberal Education And The Recovery Of Culture, by Roger Kimball
Since the late 1960s, the educational establishment has been anything but an ivory tower, a quiet, semi-cloistered redoubt deliberately subsisting at one remove from partisan passions. On the contrary, the educational establishment (including primary and secondary education) has incorporated those partisan passions as part of its raison d'etre.
2020-10-19: Epoch Times: Held Captive by Pandemic Lies, by Michael Walsh
In previous pandemics, the bug was allowed to burn its way through the body politic, its toll just part of the cost of being human. So what's different about this seasonal malady? The Left stokes this fear as a way of maintaining control over the population, so they will keep the scam going until we vote them our of office.
2020-10-18: ZeroHedge: Lockdown-And-Mask Model Now "Too Big To Fail", by Daniel Greenfield
The uncomfortable truth was that the lockdowns had failed economically, socially, and medically. America, like too many other countries, put the experts in charge and they failed. Miserably. Now the lockdown culture needs patsies to take the fall for why it didn't work. The rule of the experts isn't fighting the virus. It has become the virus.
2020-10-15: ZeroHedge: America Is Divided Over Class Not Race In 2020, by Charlie Kirk
The real source of division in America is today is not about race, but about class -- the "Skype-Zoom" class, which includes politicians and those who can make their living through the softer professions of the mind; and the muscular class people, which produce the physical things that allow society to function. America today is approaching Marx's phase three, where class struggle develops, ultimately leading to revolution.
2020-10-14: WT: Founders gambled on virtue prevailing over passions, by William Barr
The Founders never thought the main danger to the republic came from external foes. The central question was whether, over the long haul, we could handle freedom. The question was whether the citizens in such a free society could maintain the moral discipline and virtue necessary for the survival of free institutions. Looking around today, one would be forgiven for having doubts about those prospects.
2020-10-07: WT: Only Sweden heeded science on Covid -- letter, by Samuel Burkeen
Herd immunity is not a policy; it is a biological fact. Whether people get infected by the virus directly or end up being infected by a vaccine, the herd will end up immune. This is the science, and apparently the only country that followed it was Sweden.
2020-10-06: ZeroHedge: How Washington Really Works & Why Trump is Despised, by 'sundance'
Congress doesn't actually write legislation. Modern legislation is sub-contracted to a segment of DC operations known as K-Street. Lobbyists write the laws; congress sells the laws; lobbyists then pay congress lucrative commissions for passing their laws. Then Trump came along and this lucrative legislative feeder system was frozen. And that is why Trump is so hated within The Swamp. But repeal the 17th amendment and watch what happens.
2020-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: Facing Up to the China Threat, by Brian T. Kennedy
Imprimis lecture by Brian T. Kennedy, American Strategy Group
2020-09-29: Epoch Times: Schools Using Fake 'History' to Kill America, by Alex Newman
Americans educated by government today are, for the most part, hopelessly ignorant of their own nation's history -- and that's no accident. They're beyond ignorant when it comes to civics, too. On the history of the rest of the world, or the history of communism, Americans are generally clueless as well. This was all by design, of course.
2020-09-29: Epoch Times: Nonprofit Aims to Deradicalize American History, by Matt Vadum
Rejecting what he said is a false, cynical version of American history taught in elementary and secondary schools across the country, President Donald Trump recently unveiled a new nonprofit that's tasked with designing educational materials aimed at accurately depicting the nation's history.
2020-09-25: ZeroHedge: Revolution 2020, Its History and Its Future, by Angelo Codevilla
One must understand what drives the revolution that is destroying the American republic. Our revolution is by the ruling class -- a revolution from above. Crushing obstacles to its growing oligarchic rule is the proximate purpose. But the logic that drives the revolution aims at civilization itself. Its future course depends on the 2020 election's outcome.
2020-09-23: WT: Woke socialism vs America's Judeo-Christian ethics, by Richard B. Levine
Wokeness is a great challenge to America's ideals, an alternative culture to displace Western thought. Is our nation in the process of substituting a new morality, wokeness, which posits race as the principal determinant of economic and societal relationships, for Judeo-Christian ethics?
2020-09-07: WT: Most voters plan to cast ballots in person, even in 'all mail' states
What sets all-mail states apart is that they send a ballot to every registered voter with the option to send it back by post. But in Colorado, an all-mail state, 73% voted in person in 2016. So did 65% of Washington state residents and 59% of Oregonians, who were the first to adopt the system. Polls show most voters still plan to show up in person.
2020-09-06: WT: In America, a French Revolution Redux?, by Everett Piper
In 1790 Burke wrote his seminal work, "Reflections on the Revolution in France". In it, he warned that the radicalism underlying the events of 1789 was only a foretaste of things to come, and that the theory-laden relativism of the Jacobins would end with French blood flowing in the streets. Some 230 years later, America's 'woke' Jacobins are replaying history.
2020-09-06: , by James Varney
Just days ago, Christopher Rufo appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News Channel program and boldly declared a one-man war on critical race theory. He urged President Trump to take action against the trend and end what he described as "White privilege" indoctrination within federal agencies. On Friday, Mr. Trump signed an executive order doing just that.
2020-08-30: Epoch Times: FRSO Maoists Burn Kenosha, by Trevor Loudon
Maoist activists from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) can take most, if not all, of the credit for inciting the recent rioting in Kenosha. This is the same pro-China communist group that "sparked" the May riots in Minneapolis after the police-involved killing of George Floyd.
2020-08-24: ZeroHedge: Thin Veneer of American Civilization Blown Away, by Victor D. Hanson
If we wish to know why America's veneer of civilization was so thin, and this year so easily scraped away, revealing barbarism beneath, look to a generation's architects in the university, the media, sports, corporations, and politics who long ago seeded their cultural IEDs and are now giddy they are at last going off.
2020-08-24: Epoch Times: Cancel Culture Undermines Learning, Harms Students, by Thomas Ullman
Some of the country's schools, pushed by activists and influencers to embrace cancel culture, have begun to ban classics such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird". But if we obliterate of our most important works as a species, there would be no historical mistakes to learn from, nor successes to admire. If we cannot teach the nation's youth about the problems of the past, they are bound to imitate them in the future.
2020-08-23: ZeroHedge: Ready For The "No One Could Have Known" Routine?, by Thomas Harrington
... that by shutting down life as we know it to focus obsessively on a virus mostly affecting a relatively small number of people at the end of their lives, we probably would: 1) Cause economic devastation and hence excess deaths; 2) Kill small and even medium-sized businesses; 3) Cause greatly increased 3rd-World misery and death; 4) Destroy what was attractive about urban life; 5) Force state and local governments to cut budgets; 6) Push "smart" monitoring of our lives; 7) Train a generation of snowflakes.
2020-08-22: Rick Rebel: BLM Riot Turns Into MAGA YMCA Dance Party -- video (3:31)
Youtube took down the original at the BLM riot site, but here's a rework with the original audio.
2020-07-xx: Limbaugh: Mail-In Voter Fraud, a Fact Check (it's become rampant)
Welcome to the big Democrat push for a national vote-by-mail system -- to "protect" voter from the coronovirus and imaginary Republican "vote suppression". Democrats are now in unison, demanding that we all vote by mail. They see it as their last hope to win in November.
2020-07-29: WT: America's summer of cultural suicide, by Victor Davis Hanson
Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions and cultures simply died off. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors' respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation and transcendence.
2020-07-26: ZeroHedge: Let It All Burn (Or Not), by Erick Erickson
There is no police power in the federal constitution. The police power is left to the states. At some point, we must allow people to live with their choices and make it easy for those who want to escape to actually move. If we allow Portland to fester as it wants, it will either figure out it must change, or live with its consequences.
2020-07-23: WT: To avoid endangering children, reopen schools now, by Martin & McDonald
Not allowing schools to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall is a greater danger to the students than keeping the schools closed. "I'm of the point of view as a public health leader in this nation, that having the schools actually closed is a greater public health threat to the children than having the schools reopen," said CDC Director Robert Redfield last week.
2020-07-19: ZeroHedge: Media Mask-Mania, Or COVID-19 Groupthink, by Michael Lesher
"Mainstream news media, busily cheerleading for the death of freedom, will continue to gush with absurdities, self-contradictions and victim-shaming memes in their propaganda war to Keep America Gagged. The Bill of Rights is history; today, we demonstrate our patriotism by creeping around hiding our faces. Dissenters need not apply. (Hey, the coronavirus is just another flu. The real disaster has been the work of human beings. Resisting it must be, too.)
2020-07-18: WT: America burns while our schools hold the match, by Everett Piper
Ideas matter. What is taught today in our classrooms will be practiced tomorrow in our culture. Our culture is collapsing right before our eyes, and it is clear where the responsibility lies. Our nation's educational establishment is to blame.
2020-07-15: WT: Lockdowns merely prolong the CCP virus pandemic -- letter, by Samuel Burkeen
"There is no statistical difference between the lockdown countries and the more liberal countries, such as Sweden. Either way the death rates are heading toward zero. The best thing that could happen is for young people to get exposed and develop immunity."
2020-07-15: WT: Public schools grooming children to be sexualized, by Rebecca Friedrichs
If we as a society are so disturbed by the actions of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and an untold number of others, then why are we allowing America's public schools to groom our children to be sexualized? Leading this despicable charge are unions posing as teachers and the deceptively named Healthy Teen Network.
2020-07-15: WT: Left's cancel culture attempt on Goya Foods lands with a thud, by Tammy Bruce
This is the real agenda of the left -- control people with threat so questions, debate, independent thought and genuine inquiry into facts are too dangerous to even consider. It is the only thing the Democrats and their allied groups know how to do.
2020-07-14: ZeroHedge: Bari Weiss Quits NYT, Calls It 'Performance Space' For Woke Olympics
The internal schism at the New York Times has claimed yet another staffer, as opinion editor Bari Weiss has left the paper and penned a scorching resignation letter denouncing the Times as nothing more than an echo chamber for 'woke' activists masquerading as journalists who believe dissent has no place on the platform.
2020-07-08: WT: Marxist mobs sweep into cities, create havoc, by Tammy Bruce
The moment the Marxists co-opted the unity of the American people after the death of George Floyd, what transpired was the unleashing of a political cancer the world is far too familiar with. This is no American "movement". It's an organized, craven political con job hoping, somehow, the ensuing misery inflicted on you and your family will compel you to vote against Republicans in November.
2020-07-08: WT: The fragility of the woke, by Victor Davis Hanson
Black Lives Matter, Antifa and their large numbers of imitators and loosely organized wannabes are mostly made up of middle-class youth, often students or graduates. They deem themselves the brains of the rioting, the most woke of the demonstrators, the most sophisticated of the iconoclasts. In truth, they are also the most paranoid about being charged or being hurt.
2020-07-07: WT: Obama judges undermine 3 major U.S. oil/gas pipelines, by Valerie Richardson
The nation may be awash in oil and natural gas, but U.S. pipelines are running on fumes after three high-profile conduits -- Dakota Access, Keystone XL, and Atlantic Coast -- ran aground in 24 hours, the victims of Obama-appointed judges and regulatory uncertainty under the possibility of a climate-woke Biden presidency.
2020-07-06: WT: SCOTUS protects electoral college from 'faithless' electors, by Alex Swoyer
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can penalize presidential electors that go rogue and do not vote for the candidate who won their state, also known as faithless electors. The decision was unanimous and a blow to a Democratic-aligned movement to chip away at the Electoral College.
2020-07-06: WT: NEA focuses on wokeness instead of wages and teaching, by Rebecca Friedrichs
The NEA supports sanctuary cities, abolishing ICE, the normalization of an endless number of genders, lenient discipline policies, ousting police, Black Lives Matter trainings in K-12 schools and many more divisive political issues, which have nothing to do with wages, benefits or working conditions. This so-called teachers' union is not a legitimate American labor union.
2020-07-06: WT: Coronavirus death rate keeps dropping -- See current state-by-state stats
The number of Americans dying from COVID-19 has been falling for weeks, and the U.S. fatality rate is well below that of Europe's biggest countries. That news has been all but lost amid the alarm over the summer surge of COVID-19 cases and talk about a second shutdown.
2020-07-01: WT: Colleges sowing seeds of their own obsolescence, by Victor Davis Hanson
Higher education's monotonous embrace of virtue signaling, political proselytizing and loud social justice activism is now sowing the seeds of its own obsolescence and replacement. If broke and 'woke' graduates ignorantly smash statues, deny free speech to others and institutionalize cancel culture, then the public would rather pass on what spawned all of that in the first place.
2020-07-01: Epoch Times: As the Purity Spiral Turns, by Roger Kimball
Journalist Gavin Haynes has a great phrase for a familiar and disturbing phenomenon: the 'purity spiral', which occurs "when a community becomes fixated on implementing a single value that has no upper limit, and no single agreed interpretation. The result is a moral feeding frenzy." Students of history will recognize this phenomenon in the French Revolution, Mao's China, and Hitler's Germany.
2020-06-xx: Limbaugh: Why the Left Hates Homeschooling (no Leftist indoctrination)
With the Covid-19 lockdown threating to keep public schools closed in the fall, the Left worries that more and more parents will chose to homeschool their children, thus avoiding the lies and indoctrination now being spewed in the classroom and threatening the future of the Democrat Party.
2020-06-xx: IMPRIMUS: Four Months of Unprecedented Gov't Malfeasance, by Heather MacDonald
Imprimis lecture by Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute
2020-06-27: ZeroHedge: VISA Brings China's "Social Credit Score" To America
VISA has blacklisted Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab, a social media alternative that's committed to the principles of free speech. It shows that US corporations like VISA have started to create their own version of China's "social credit score" metric in the US. If you're deemed "politically incorrect", you will be silenced.
2020-06-26: WT: Welcome to the neo-Marxist 'Church of Holy Wokeness', by Everett Piper
Welcome to the Church of Holy Wokeness, a church that preaches collective blame rather than individual repentance, riots rather than revival, "collective guilt" rather than personal sin. Welcome to a neo-Marxist church that talks more about class conflict than the good news of salvation, a church of division rather than unity, one of us versus them -- a church that has more in common with the Cultural Revolution than it does with the Cross of Christ.
2020-06-25: WT: In post-Obama America, ignorance, and mobs, reign supreme, by Charles Hurt
In this modern Bonfire of Inanities, ignorance reigns supreme. We history students here in America learned a long time ago the painful lesson of mob "justice". Not that this current crop of uneducated, stupid, self-enthralled miscreants rioting in public streets and parks has the slightest grasp on five minutes of history. This is what post-Obama America looks like.
2020-06-24: WT: Anger will decide the 2020 election, by Victor Davis Hanson
The 2020 election is no longer really about Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump, Democratic or Republican policies, or progressive and conservative agendas. No, it is now about America as it has been before May 2020 -- always flawed, but constantly improving, and not perfect but far better than the alternatives -- and what has now followed.
2020-06-21: ... but George was no saint!
2020-06-17: WT: How cultural revolutions like BLM die -- or not, by Victor Davis Hanson
Unlike coups or political revolutions, cultural revolutions don't just change governments or leaders. Instead, they try to redefine entire societies, attacking the very referents of our daily lives. The current Black Lives Matter Revolution is no different than the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. It too will die out when it turns cannibalistic.
2020-06-17: WT: Black Lives Matter fuels cancel culture, by Valerie Richardson
For its most radical devotees, Black Lives Matter is a revolution, and no revolution would be complete without a cultural purge. "It's a really terrifying reign of terror. We always had political correctness and leftism on campuses. But with this new movement, they are totalitarian in nature." -- Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson
2020-06-15: WT: Flight from Democratic stronghold cities accelerates, by Michael McKenna
Despite what you hear, 2020 is not 1968. But there is one similarity. In the wake of this year, American cities are going to experience a reprise of the flight of the middle and upper-middle classes similar to the postwar flight that was accelerated by the destruction and fear of 1968.
2020-06-13: WT: Evangelical pastors pander to radical Black Lives Matter, by Everett Piper
Dear woke evangelical pastors, What in the world is wrong with you? Why in God's name would you stand in solidarity with an organization that seeks the destruction of Christianity?
2020-06-13: Daily Caller: Experts Disgraced By Prioritizing Woke Politics Over Public Health
COVID-19 has rates as a relatively mild contagion, along the lines of the 1968 flu virus. But the level of wokeness has been, well, bubonic. Public-health authorities and the politicians who have listened to them chose to dig in their heels, sticking with an obviously catastrophic lockdown policy.
2020-06-12: ZeroHedge: Anonymous Berkeley Professor Shreds BLM Injustice Narrative
"I condemn the manner of George Floyd's death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. However, I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end."
2020-06-12: Gatestone Inst: A Brief History Of Antifa: Part I, by Soeren Kern
Antifa's stated long-term objective, both in America and abroad, is to establish a communist world order. In the United States, Antifa's immediate aim is to bring about the demise of the Trump administration. It is highly networked, well-funded and has a global presence. It has a flat organizational structure with dozens and possibly hundreds of local groups.
2020-06-12: , by Aubrey Shines
The Democrat Party, true to form, never lets a crisis go to waste. After the death of George Floyd, it has proceeded to lecture us all about how systemic racism is supposedly rampant in the United States. The great irony here is that yes, there's plenty of systemic racism in our country; it's all wrapped up in the history of the Democrat Party.
2020-06-10: WT: The bitter irony of revolutions,by Victor Davis Hanson
Throughout history, revolutions often do not end up as their initial architects planned. The radicals who hijacked the French revolution began beheading their enemies and soon were themselves guillotined. The COVID-19 lockdowns and the George Floyd-inspired riots will likely cause similar grief to Blue State polititians and the American Left.
2020-06-08: WT: Disease and violence prove a buzzkill for urban life -- editorial
The quality of life their major cities offer is no longer sufficient that Americans are proud to call them "home". Sadly, the outbreak of twin scourges of disease and anarchy is hastening the hollowing out of the nation's population centers. It's an ugly black eye for blue leadership, which is to say, the Democrat Party.
2020-06-07: American Thinker: Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week
With our political figures marching, screaming -- without social distancing and often without masks -- it's hard to persuade us that even normal social contact will infect us and those around us with COVID-19. And gun sales are soaring after these same politicians hamstrung the police and let their cities burn; without law and order it's each man for himself.
2020-06-05: ZeroHedge: This Is The COVID-19 Book That Amazon 'Quarantined', by Tyler Durden
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson has developed a wide following on Twitter for detailed posts that challenge some mainstream reporting and government declarations about COVID-19. Amazon initially refused to offer for sale his self-published book, "Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates." Exerpts follow.
2020-05-21: ZeroHedge: The Path To Monetary Collapse, by Alasdair Macleod
A liquidity crisis developed in US money markets five months before the virus hit America. The next problem is a crisis in the banks, wholly unexpected by investors and depositors. At a time when lending risk is soaring off the charts, their financial condition is more fragile than before the Lehman crisis.
2020-05-16: ZeroHedge: School Closures are a Big Threat to the Power of Public Education
As the list of amenities we once associated with schooling gets shorter and shorter, households at all income levels will start to wonder what exactly they're paying for. Stripped of the non-academic side of things, public schools now must sell themselves only as providers of academic skills. Many parents are likely to be left unimpressed, as they can finally see exactly what is being taught to their children.
2020-05-13: WT: From 'Russiagate' to 'Obamagate': The tables turn -- editorial
The sudden upending of the case against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has turned a trickle of facts into a flood. As the details of their plot to undo the 2016 presidential election fall under the spotlight, Obama administration alumni are scrambling to mount a rear-guard defense of their actions. Leading them from behind is Barack Obama himself.
2020-05-04: WT: Trump suggests China let virus spread on purpose, by Bill Gertz
"In other words, they knew they had a problem. I think they were embarrassed by the problem, very embarrassed, and, you know, the case could be made, they said, 'Hey, look, this is going to have a huge impact on China, and we might as well let the rest of the world [have it].'" -- President Trump speaking during a video town hall on 05/03/2020
2020-05-01: AMAC: 28.3 Million Reasons Not to Trust a Mail-in Election, by Tony Perkins
When a federal elections commission started asking questions, not one person had any explanation for the 28.3 million mail-in ballots that have gone missing since 2012. As far as they're concerned, one in five absentee votes just vanished. No one knows if it's fraud, system failure, general ineptitude, or a combination of all three. What we do know is that Democrats want us to trust this same process -- on a national scale -- this November.
2020-04-xx: IMPRIMUS: Thoughts on the Current Crisis, by Larry P. Arnn
The president of Hillsdale College assesses the current lockdown due to the Wuhan virus, including the failure of government bureaucracies, some of our leaders, and of the "experts".
2020-04-28: Epoch Times: CCP Virus Response Brings a Taste of Fascism, by Michael Walsh
Forget the pandemic -- it's time to flatten the panic curve. Attorney General William Barr has ordered U.S. attorneys across the country to monitor the actions of the more extreme governors (California's Gavin Newsom, Virginia's Ralph Northam, Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer, and New York's Andrew Cuomo come immediately to mind) for possible violations of the Bill of Rights, especially the right to freely practice one's religion and the right of peaceful assembly.
2020-04-28: WT: Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history, by Cheryl K. Chumley
The new coronavirus is real. The response to the coronavirus is hyped. In fact, COVID-19 will go down as one of the political world's biggest, most shamefully overblown, overhyped, overly and irrationally inflated and outright deceptively flawed responses to a health matter in American history.
2020-04-22: The Hill: Stop coronavirus panic and end the total isolation!, by Dr. Scott Atlas
The COVID-19 pandemic is entering the containment phase, and the data suggests NOT continuing the near-total lockdown. The facts: 1) The fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1-0.2%; 2) Protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding; 3) Total lockdown prevents vital population immunity, prolonging the problem; 4) People are dying because other medical care is not getting done; and 5) We have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures.
2020-04-22: GreenSmoothieGirl.com: Top U.S. Virologist Blows The Whistle On Covid-19
Judy Mikovits, PhD, is a biochemist and molecular biologist who worked in top government labs on the Ebola, HIV, and coronaviruses like SARS. This interview describes how viruses are discovered and genetically engineered for profit. Dr. Mikovits exposes fraud at the highest level in the CDC and other agencies Americans believe keep us safe from infectious disease in her new book, "Plague of Corruption".
2020-04-21: Epoch Times: Pandemic Lockdown - Just Delaying Inevitable?, by Brian Giesbrecht
Most western countries have been in lockdown for over a month to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Schools have been emptied and all businesses deemed non-essential have been closed by government order. This is an enormously expensive strategy. Doesn't it make sense to take a close look at how Sweden and the other countries that didn't resort to these draconian, freedom-crushing strategies remained open so we can learn from them?
2020-04-17: WT: Stanford researchers challenge projections on COVID-19, by Valerie Richardson
Stanford researchers have studied the population prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Santa Clara County and found between 50- and 80-fold more infections in the county than what's known by the number of cases reported by the department of public health. They then estimate an infection fatality rate of 0.12-0.2% -- much lower than official projections.
2020-04-15: Epoch Times: Why American Youths' Such Distorted View of America, by Fred Eckert
More an indoctrination manual than a history textbook, "A People's History of the United States," by radical Marxist Howard Zinn and released in 1980, has sold more than 2.5 million copies. No other work matches its influence on how today's youth view America or on how our heroes, traditions, and values that were for so long cherished have in recent years become demonized.
2020-04-13: WT: Quarantine not long-term fix -- letter, by Samuel Burkeen
While the rest of the world took the mass quarantine approach to the Wuhan virus, Sweden went the historical, scientific route, which has consisted of masks, social distancing, personal hygiene, quarantining only the most vulnerable, and developing "herd immunity". Sweden accepted reality, but the United States remains in fantasyland.
2020-04-06: WT: Some public health scholars say stay-at-home wrong approach, by James Varney
A faction of public health scholars says there may be a better way to approach the coronavirus pandemic than the shelter-in-place rules that have brought the U.S. economy to a screeching halt.
2020-03-30: WT: Marine Corps to undergo 'radical' overhaul to take on China, by Ben Wolfgang
The Marine Corps plans to give up its tanks, dramatically remake its artillery batteries, cut its helicopter fleet and take a host of other "radical" steps in arguably the most sweeping American military overhaul in a century -- all with the goal of preparing for a potential 21st-century conflict with China.
2020-03-25: Epoch Times: In Face of Pandemic, Let Life Go On, by Michael Walsh
For a disease that so far has extracted a relatively small death toll, and from which a quarter of those infected have already recovered, why are we reacting as if COVID-19 is the second coming of the Black Death? In short, what is the cost/benefit analysis of deliberately damaging the world economy?
2020-03-19: Examiner: $5 trillion down the drain after Wuhan virus, by Stephen Moore
If any good comes out of this dismal performance by the political class in dealing with the Wuhan virus, it is that we will have more Americans who have learned that, as Ronald Reagan put it, "government is not the solution; government is the problem."
2020-03-19: Epoch Times: Construction Industry Faces Changing Work Ethic, by Cara Ding
More than 40 percent of construction workers will retire in 2026, but almost half of the young people surveyed by NAHB in a 2017 poll responded that they remain uninterested in construction work -- even if it were to pay upwards of $100,000 annually. The top reasons were that it's too physically demanding, and it's too difficult.
2020-03-10: WT: Leftists invaded education long before the coronavirus, by Sam Sorbo
There is, after all, the strong potential of recovery from the coronavirus, but the disease of liberalism -- intolerance of the truth, and a reluctance to learn (all promoted in our government schools and institution of "higher learning") -- is much more threatening. It poisons its victims with dangerous assumptions about political correctness, unearned self-worth, and gender confusion.
2020-03-09: WT: Please stop the coronavirus hysteria. Now., by Tim Constantine
Is it possible the coronavirus is something less than the second-coming of the black plague? Obviously any death is tragic but does a count of 22 deaths in a country of 330 million people really warrant billions of dollars in Wall Street losses, the cancellation of festivals, games, community gatherings, schools, church services and more? In a word, no. It is hysteria.
2020-03-09: WT: Two-track justice system increasingly obvious, by Jeff Mordock
Roger Stone is awaiting a 40-month prison sentence while Andrew McCabe enjoys life as a high-profile CNN commentator, creating outrage among conservatives who see a political double standard when it comes to prosecutions of false statements. Both men lied to federal investigators or Congress, a federal offense that can be prosecuted and result in prison time.
2020-02-xx: Limbaugh: The End of Elections? (if the Left has its way)
I shocked many of you recently by predicting that the left is going to try to abolish elections. It is increasingly obvious that the only thing standing between them and perpetual power -- to which they think they are entitled -- is your ability to vote against them. As such, elections will be in their crosshairs.
2020-02-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Roots of Our Partisan Divide, by Christopher Caldwell
Imprimis lecture by Christopher Caldwell, Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute and Author, The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties.
2020-02-29: WT: How modern education has destroyed next generation's soul, by Everett Piper
Hardly a day goes by that you don't hear the question: How did we get in this mess? Where did this lunacy come from, and how did it all happen so quickly? It is because of our local schools, colleges and universities. When you relentlessly work to remove the next generation's soul, you should not expect your culture to stay out of hell.
2020-02-24: WT: The far-left's strategy to control your community, by Kay C. James
Wealthy left-wing donors across the country are funding efforts to ensure their far-left agenda pervades our entire society -- from getting their abortion curricula into our schools to changing our election laws -- and they want to make sure that no city, no town is left to stand against them.
2020-02-12: Epoch Times: The Federal Records [Mis-]Management Disaster, by Ivan Pentchoukov
You don't have a democracy without accountability and transparency. You don't have accountability and transparency without records management. Without an effective system to preserve, protect, track, and -- when required by law -- destroy records, the ensuing chaos hands the power over the government's records to career administrators, who can choose which records see the light of day and which simply disappear.
2020-02-12: Daily Caller: Burgess Owens on Lesson Americans Learned from Trump's Impeachment
"The great thing about what President Trump has done over the past two and a half years is he has shown who the socialists and Marxists are, those who do not value the rule of law," Owens began. "They have no shame and they will say anything and everything so they can win power, and the impeachment was a good example of that."
2020-02-10: Epoch Times: Population Moving Out of States With Higher Taxes, More Lawyers
Americans are moving to those with lower levies, more balanced budgets, and fewer attorneys, according 2018 (IRS) data.
Highest net in-migration (in order): NV, ID, AZ, SC, CO, DE, NC, OR, WA, FL, TN, ME, GA, MT, and NH.
Highest net out-migration (in order): NY, IL, CT, ND, LA, NJ, MA, KS, WV, CA, MS, WY, MD, NE, and RI.
2020-01-25: WT: George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America, by Cheryl Chumley
George Soros hates America and free market capitalism, and continues to support leftist causes, including key local district attorney races, state legislatures, and the further corruption of public schools around the country. His Open Society Foundation sends dark money to left-wing causes around the world.
2020-01-22: Epoch Times: Exposing Voter Fraud & Closing Loopholes -- Adrian Norman interview
Just how big an issue is voter fraud in America? And how does it happen, despite the safeguards? What exactly are "ghost voters"? And how does ballot harvesting actually work? And, in the eyes of Adrian Norman, what policies need to be put in place to ensure free and fair elections in America?
2020-01-08: NR: Progressive Governments' Economic War on NRA Fails in Court, by Walter Olson
In California and New York, efforts to target the gun-rights group's business relationships are failing on First Amendment grounds.
2020-01-02: JW: Judicial Watch Finds Millions of 'Extra' Registrants on Voting Rolls
Warns California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia to Clean Up Voting Rolls or Face a Federal Lawsuit.
2019-12-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Angelo Codevilla, on current politics and culture
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Angelo Codevilla, author of "America's Ruling Class -- and the Perils of Revolution". The subtitle: "The only serious opposition to this arrogant Ruling Party is coming not from feckless Republicans but from what might be called the Country Party -- and its vision is revolutionary."
2019-12-30: WT: Losing our religion: Fall of faith threatens America (5-part series)
Americans professing no religious affiliation are now nearly a quarter of the population, and have overtaken Catholics and Protestants to become the single largest group on the religious landscape. It's playing out in the pews, where church attendance is down, and it's playing out more broadly in American public life, where those of faith -- and particularly Christians -- say they feel increasingly marginalized.
2019-12-13: FIRE: Spotlight on Campus Speech Codes 2020
FIRE surveyed the written policies of 471 colleges and universities, evaluating their compliance with First Amendment standards. Overall, 24.2% of surveyed colleges maintained at least one severely restrictive policy that earned FIRE's worst, "red light" rating, while 63.9% earned a "yellow light" rating and 1.3% earned a "warning". Only 10.6% of institutions (50 schools) earned a "green light" rating.
2019-12-05: WT: Mexico tackles border crisis when Congress wouldn't, by Stephen Dinan
President Trump pleaded with Congress to do something about illegal immigration, but it was a nonstarter for Democrats. So the president turned to Mexico with a combination of negotiations, controls, and threats: Do something to stop 4,000 people from crossing Mexican territory each day en route to the U.S. or face crippling tariffs. The result: it's working.
2019-12-02: WT: Chick-fil-A caves to blackmail, by Cal Thomas
It is a truism that a blackmailer is rarely satisfied. Once the payoffs start, there often is no end to them. The Chick-fil-A fast-food chain is about to learn this hard lesson, far too late, as many victims of blackmail and extortion generally do. Chick fil-A's donation to the SPLC is as strange as a pro-life organization donating money to Planned Parenthood.
2019-11-24: WT: What today's educational ruling class gets wrong, by Everett Piper
You [parents] are the antique. You are the ones who "don't know what is best for your kids." Your "views and religious beliefs" are "misguided, bigoted and archaic." This, my friends, is your local public school. This is the face of the 21st century "teacher class".
2019-11-21: Epoch Times: The University is 'Infantilizing Its Students', by Luo & Jekielek
"For the first time in American history, free speech is threatened. This has never happened before," said Dennis Prager, a radio talk show host and founder of Prager University. "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'll fight for your right to say it," has unfortunately given way to "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" on the college campus.
2019-11-21: Epoch Times: Inoculating Our Children Against Socialism, by Jeff Minick
For the first time in our history, many politicians and candidates label themselves socialists, as if that title were a badge of honor. The bloody history and economic failures of socialism -- here I include fascism -- and of communism in the 20th century should rebuff the starry-eyed. So how do we combat that disease, other than in the voting booth? Here is one small way to begin: education.
2019-11-19: Daily Caller: U.S. Agencies Wide Open to Chinese Researchers, by Luke Rosiak
Foreign-born researchers working for U.S. agencies were secretly on China's payroll, signing side agreements to send sensitive research to that country as part of a recruitment operation called the Thousand Talents Plan, a Senate report found.
2019-10-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Steve Bannon, on Trump's China strategy
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, whose storied history as Breitbart executive chairman, Goldman Sachs investment banker, Naval officer, producer and director, and founder of Citizens of the American Republic befits one of the most fascinating characters on the current scene.
2019-10-xx: Limbaugh: Google's Conservative Freezeout: The Chi-Com Model
Google helped the Chi-Coms develop their infamous "social credit" system, which tracks its citizens' every move and flags for denial of good services those that deviate from what it considers "normal". But now YouTube has instituted a social credit system of its own, demonizing a whole host of conservatives, almost dentical to what the Chinese are doing. And PayPal and other high-tech services have also gone malevolent in the U.S.
2019-10-11: DOJ: On Freedom and Morality, address by AG William Barr at Notre Dame
Our Founders never thought the main danger to the republic came from external foes. The central question was whether, over the long haul, we could handle freedom, whether the citizens in such a free society could maintain the moral discipline and virtue necessary for the survival of free institutions. (... and from the Washington Times.)
2019-10-09: WT: Members of previous generations now seem like giants, by Victor Davis Hanson
Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.
2019-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution, by Myron Magnet
Imprimis lecture by Myron Magnet, Author, Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.
2019-09-18: WT: Trump's nonstop war against liberal culture, by Victor Davis Hanson
Donald Trump is waging a nonstop, all-encompassing war against progressive culture. Yet, the real source of Trump derangement syndrome is his desire to wage a multifront pushback -- politically, socially, economically and culturally -- against what might be called the elite postmodern progressive world.
2019-09-12: Epoch Times: Big Tech Bias Threatens Free and Fair Elections, by Luo & Jekielek
Robert Epstein has devoted the past 6 1/2 years to researching tech giant bias. His peer-reviewed research found that research participants were remarkably susceptible to bias: search engine bias could easily shift 20 percent or more of votes in an election. He also found that while results on Google leaned left substantially, results on Bing and Yahoo did not.
2019-09-10: WT: Charting the result of declining core values, by Tony Perkins
A recent survey on what Americans value reveals a steep decline in the priority Americans place on patriotism, religion and having children. If America is to continue producing patriots, who are essential for freedom to remain, then the outsourcing of teaching to our children the values of faith, family and freedom to the institutions controlled by the left must end.
2019-09-10: Daily Caller: Illinois hospital has 'Comfort Room' for aborted babies to die in
Christ Church Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, allegedly has a 'comfort room' for aborted babies who are born alive to die in, according to nurse Jill Stanek. Comfort care, Stanek said, is to wrap the baby in a blanket and keep the baby warm until the baby dies.
2019-09-06: Epoch Times: Gen. Flynn's Endgame Approaches, by Brian Cates
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's perjury case has been odd from the beginning, including his refusal to withdraw his guilty plea. Since the prosecution team was caught engaging in gross misconduct for withholding exculpatory evidence, Flynn apparently seeks to expose and disbar the Mueller special counsel prosecutors for all the other cases they've brought as well.
2019-08-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with James O'Keefe, on Google election meddling
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with James O'Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, who has just produced videos exposing how Google is using its search algorithms to bias what people are allowed to see on the internet, and influence how they should vote in 2020.
2019-08-xx: IMPRIMUS: Rediscovering the Wisdom in American History, by Wilfred McClay
Imprimis lecture by Wilfred McClay, Author, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.
2019-08-22: WT: Immigration chief: Feds complicit in human trafficking, by Stephen Dinan
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Thursday that American law is forcing the government to help smuggle immigrants into the U.S. illegally. "The federal government has been the final chain in the human trafficking effort," Mr. Cuccinelli said at an event hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "We are helping them pull this off."
2019-08-19: Daily Caller: How Google Discriminates Against Conservatives, by Mike Wacker
At Google, all demographics are equal, but some demographics are more equal than others. The decision of which problems meets Google's definition of "algorithmic unfairness", of which problems are more equal than others, is a decision that's made by Google's employees, not by Google's algorithms. -- Mike Wacker is a former Google Engineer
2019-08-17: Examiner: NYT's 1619 Project aims to 'reframe American history', by Byron York
Perhaps when you think of the founding of the United States, you think of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers. Now, the New York Times wants to "reframe" your understanding of the nation's founding -- to match the Democrat Party's current hatred for American's original premise.
2019-08-16: Daily Caller: Hillary's 30,000 emails copied before deleted, by Luke Rosiak
All but four of Hillary Clinton's 30,000 emails were copied, likely secretly, to a Gmail address called CarterHeavyIndustries@gmail.com, by an IT aide Clinton hired who used BleachBit to destroy emails after they were subpoenaed and misled FBI agents.
2019-08-15: Epoch Times: Why Kamala Will Be Democrats' Presidential Nominee, by Trevor Loudon
It's over. The Democrat presidential primary was decided months, maybe even years ago, in favor of Kamala Harris -- not because of her personal qualities, but because of the machine backing her and the philosophy guiding her. Like Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988, which paved the way for Obama in 2008 and 2012, the 2020 Democrat campaign will be all about race.
2019-08-06: Epoch Times: New York's Cultural Revolutionary Education Reforms, by C. Humphrey
All U.S. citizens should be aware of what is going on in New York. They should understand this new vision of education because it describes what the board considers an excellent human being, and that description reveals the way progressives hope to transform the entire American regime.
2019-07-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Rep. Devin Nunes, on the Deep State aftermath
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee; as Chair while Republicans were in the majority, the California Republican Congressman exposed much of what we now know about the Deep State attempted coup.
2019-07-29: NY Post: Why are so many young men so angry?, by Maureen Callahan
It is anger, stoked to malignancy by a culture in which it's become acceptable to isolate yourself and talk, online only, to people who think and blame and rage like you do. And that way of life has somehow become almost normal.
2019-07-29: WT: Teacher unions endorse politics & power, not quality education, by Lance Izumi
Rather than spending time on vital core subjects like reading and math, AFT boss Randi Weingarten said, "we need more civics participation," which she said includes "the fight for social justice." In other words, less math and reading, more time for political indoctrination.
2019-07-24: Project Veritas: Current Sr. Google Engineer: Tech is "dangerous", "taking sides"
Insider: "It's time to decide, do we run the technology, or does the technology run us?" ... "I really don't buy the idea that big tech is politically neutral." ... "Are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?"
2019-07-23: WT: Why college is a waste for many high school graduates, by Peter Morici
Across the country, millions of families are preparing to send their 18-year-olds off to college -- for many, this will be the worst thing they ever did to their children. For half the students who give college a try, it will prove a lousy investment.
2019-07-17: Epoch Times: How 'Situation Ethics' Warped the Nation's Morals, by Trevor Loudon
Most Americans today have never heard of Joseph Fletcher, but his moral legacy lives within us every day. A leading American Protestant theologians of the 20th century, his concept of "situation ethics" -- a moral philosophy whereby one's ethics must be adjusted to suit the circumstances -- has transformed the United States' religious, cultural, and political values.
2019-07-17: WT: Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83, by V. Richardson
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called him "a classic newspaperman who had ink instead of blood in his veins." Cal Thomas, whose syndicated column runs in the Times, called Mr. Pruden "a great journalist of the old school" in a profession that "could use more of the old school."
2019-07-13: WT: Democrats, "Douglass Plan" promises more racial division, by Cheryl Chumley
The powerful words of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech will never come true with Democrats at the helm. Modern-day Democrats specialize in identity politics, but Mayor Pete's "Douglass Plan" to "address America's systemic racism" takes the cake.
2019-07-11: Epoch Times: Candace Owens on Breaking the Victimhood Mindset, by Irene Luo
"I had been brainwashed, like most black Americans via the public-school system, to believe that I had to be a Democrat and that I had to be a liberal. It took a tremendous amount of humility for me to get where I am today, because I had to acknowledge formally that everything that I had thought before was wrong." -- Candace Owens
2019-07-07: -- editorial
"Virtue-signaling" is a favorite sport on the rich left -- the current fad word for acting "holier than thou", perfected by creative liberals to publicly express feel-good sentiments to advertise a signaler's moral correctness. But virtue is not as much fun as virtue-signaling, which carries risks. "You done quit preaching," an unhappy parishioner told the country parson, "and gone to meddling."
2019-07-07: WT: U.S. church attendance continues on downward spiral, by Rebecca Hagelin
America's congregations are dying, as faith in God is being replaced with "spirituality" -- a watered down Christian theology that preaches "it's all good". As our culture becomes ever more secular, the saddest part isn't the empty pews: It's that we are quickly becoming a nation of vacant souls.
2019-07-03: Daily Caller: 'Mini AOC' Doxxed And Threatened, by Rachel Stoltzfoos
The family of an 8-year-old girl who went viral for mocking Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shut down all of her social accounts Wednesday, after receiving death threats and harassing phone calls.
2019-06-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College, by Trent England
Imprimis lecture by Trent England, Director, Save Our States.
2019-06-27: Bull Elephant: Conservatives -- Fight or Flight?, by Michael Giere
If you are not prepared to defend the very principles that created the freest, most prosperous, and, yes, most "equal" society the world has ever known, then the vacuum that you create will be filled by barbarism and the rule of thugs.
2019-06-24: Newsweek: I Blew the Whistle on Big Tech Censorship, by Eric Cochran
As a software developer at Pinterest for nearly two years, I saw the company fall in line with the other Big Tech companies to censor conservative causes. And now the Project Veritas expos?about my findings have been removed by Youtube (owned by Google).
2019-06-24: Townhall: Google, on "Preventing the next Trump Situation", by Matt Vespa
Project Veritas decided to dig into Big Tech's liberal bias. Jen Gennai is the head of "Responsible Innovation" for Google, a sector that monitors and evaluates the responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. In the video, Gennai says Google has been working diligently to "prevent" the results of the 2016 election from repeating in 2020.
2019-06-17: Daily Caller: Colleges Creating a Lost Generation of Americans, by William Davis
As some universities transform into hedge funds with a vestigial educational arm, they are producing a lost generation destroyed by debt and unable to market the skills they learned as undergraduates. Part of the responsibility has to lie on the student, who could choose majors which are much more likely to provide employment.
2019-06-13: Epoch Times: Communist Strategy for Taking Over the Democrat Party, by T. Loudon
When Donald Trump, Jr. recently told Fox News that the 2020 election would be "about communism versus freedom", he was not exaggerating. The United States' four major communist groups are all working together in the innocuously named "Left Inside/Outside Project" to mobilize their 65,000-plus members to take over the Democrat Party.
2019-06-12: WT: War College cancels speaker on Islam, by Bill Gertz
CAIR has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, whose publicly stated view -- that Muslim hostility for and terrorization of the West is not an aberration but a continuation of Islamic history -- has the potential to instigate hatred against Muslims.
2019-05-29: Epoch Times: What's Behind the Push for Open Borders, by Charlotte Cuthbertson
"[The border crisis] is an orchestrated, communist assault on America, to destroy America's borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically. Because America is [the communists'] main enemy, and if you can't bring it down through nuclear weapons, you bring it down through illegal immigration, which is maybe just as effective in the long run." -- Trevor Loudon
2019-05-29: WT: Robert Mueller's report buries key conclusions, by Rowan Scarborough
Special counsel Robert Mueller could now get a job at The Washington Post, as his exhaustive report on Russian election interference marginalizes its most important finding: There was no Trump-Moscow conspiracy. The report continued a pattern evident in the Mueller indictments -- pack the documents with vague insinuations of collusion while downplaying the actual findings that there was no collusion.
2019-05-19: Epoch Times: Why Today's Journalists 'Sometimes Have To Lie To You', by Brian Cates
In 2008, many media outlets in the political news industry enthusiastically embraced the new "accountability journalism" guidelines. What did this result in? Reporters and editors gave in to to their worst impulses. They began to give free rein to their most naked biases. And it began showing up loudly and clearly in their "news coverage".
2019-05-09: Epoch Times: 7 Reasons Why the Uranium One Scandal Won't Go Away, by Seamus Bruner
The mainstream press has repeatedly declared the Russian purchase of Uranium One a "debunked conspiracy theory". But it's no theory, nor has it been debunked. In the coming months, readers may find the Uranium One scandal coming back into focus. For that purpose, it's time to set the record straight.
2019-05-07: Epoch Times: The Left's "Above and Below" Strategy for Chaos, by Joshua Philipp
For the Left and their media allies, facts don,t matter. The issues don't matter. What we're witnessing is just a chaos operation; the purpose is to manufacture an illusion of chaos. A major tool in this is the "above and below" tactic. The "below" part works through manufactured incidents and protests; the "above" then can react to these.
2019-05-03: Epoch Times: Once Burned, Twice Shy -- Why "Anti-Vaxxers: Are Really "Ex-Vaxxers"
Parental compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) heavy-duty vaccine requirements for infants is often the catalyst for the injuries that start families down the path of becoming "ex-vaxxers".
2019-05-02: Epoch Times: Media Narratives Now More Important Than Facts, by Sharyl Attkisson
The news industry has changed in ways that have become undeniable to most. I was among the first to really pay attention to the increasingly effective operations to shape and censor news -- the movements to establish narratives rather than follow facts -- and to see the growing influence of smear operations, political interests, and corporate interests on the news.
2019-04-28: Breitbart: 98K Illegals Graduating From U.S. High Schools Each Year, by John Binder
Researchers find that about 98,000 illegal aliens every year graduate from high schools across the country. About 27% do so in California. (About 3% do so in Virginia.)
2019-04-28: WT: What if Conservatives "identified" as Democrats?, by Everett Piper
If progressives can redefine everything as they see fit what's the problem with conservatives choosing to redefine what it means to be a progressive? If Democrats can flip everything on its head so that words come to mean the exact opposite of what they were originally intended to mean, then why can't I?
Richard Vedder is the nation's foremost authority on college costs and productivity. His op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today is a devastating indictment of U.S. higher education. Compared to a half century ago, college professors are teaching less, students are studying less, and the ratio of administrators to faculty has soared.
2019-04-08: Epoch Times: Barack Obama: A Lifelong Story of Russian Collusion, by Trevor Loudon
Several U.S. presidents have genuinely colluded with Russia or the former Soviet Union, but none more so the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. It's no exaggeration to say that Obama owes his entire career to Russian collusion.
2019-04-07: WT: Progressive tolerance and millennial love, by Everett Piper
Our country's educational establishment has produced a nation of intellectual infants who are incapable of crawling out of their emotional cribs. Today's schools, colleges and universities have become little more than cultural "day cares" -- places of sniffles, diapers and tantrums; classrooms and campuses laden with cries of "me" and "mine" and "you hurt my feelings."
2019-04-03: WT: Southern Poverty Law Center in tatters, by Valerie Richardson
As the Southern Poverty Law Center implodes over accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment, its legion of critics wants answers and a swift burial of the embattled organization's status as the nation's judge and jury on hate.
2019-03-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Victor Davis Hanson, author: 'The Case for Trump'
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q with Victor Davis Hanson, gifted writer, brilliant military historian, classicist, scholar of ancient warfare, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and also a California farmer -- who has authored over two dozen books. His latest: The Case for Trump (Basic Books).
2019-03-xx: IMPRIMUS: Politics by Other Means: The Use and Abuse of Scandal, by John Marini
Imprimis lecture by John Marini, Author, Unmasking the Administrative State: The Crisis of American Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
2019-03-29: NRA: AOC Wants to Pressure Banks to Deny Service to Gun Providers
In a replay of Obama's "Operation Choke Point", Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to intimidate banks into denying financial services to gun makers and gun sellers.
2019-03-29: NRA: Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates Second Amendment
In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California,s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment.
2019-03-28: Epoch Times: Spygate: Inside Story Behind Plot to Take Down Trump, by Jeff Carlson
The weaponization of the intelligence community and other government agencies by the Obama administration created an environment that allowed for obstruction in the investigation into Hillary Clinton and the relentless pursuit of a manufactured collusion narrative against Trump. A willing and complicit media spread unsubstantiated leaks as facts in an effort to promote the Russia-collusion narrative.
2019-03-27: Epoch Times: Smollett Case Highlights Prosecutor's Ties to Soros, by Wm Patrick
Billionaire financier George Soros and other wealthy liberal donors spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx in 2016, but she is just one of nearly two dozen local prosecutors backed by Soros in recent years. Soros has also backed progressive district attorney candidates in Florida, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, and California.
2019-03-22: Frontpage Mag: David Horowitz Unveils the Left's Dark Agenda -- video & transcript
In this video and transcript, David Horowitz discusses his new book, Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America. The talk was given at the Freedom Center's Wednesday Morning Club on March 8, 2019.
2019-03-12: WT: 1972 (Nixon v McGovern), take two, by J.T. Young
Democrats are closer to reliving their 1972 presidential debacle than they realize. Fueled by internal reforms, an insurgent left and hatred for the incumbent, George McGovern-led Democrats self-destructed themselves into landslide defeat. These same elements are again surfacing...
2019-03-04: The Atlantic: The Geography of Partisan Prejudice, by Ripley, Tenjarla & He
Subtitle: A guide to the most -- and least -- politically open-minded counties in America. A survey by The Atlantic found significant variations in Americans' political ill will from place to place, regardless of party, with more prejudice in communities that are whiter, older, urban, and more highly educated. Locally: Arlington (100th percentile), Alexandria (99th), D.C. (98th), Fairfax (95th), Prince William (81st percentile).
2019-03-04: WT: Counting on non-citizens in the 2020 census -- Editorial
Democrats claim open borders comprise a matter of high morality. What they don't say is that open borders are actually a matter of political power and money. States have much to gain -- in money and political power -- by attracting illegals to pad the 2020 census numbers.
2019-03-03: WT: The Party of No (cars, guns, planes, character, ...), by Everett Piper
The Democrat[ic] Party has officially lost its mind. The "progressive" left is truly mad. The party that once stood for the "average man" and for blue-collar America is now the party of NO: no cars, no guns, no gas, no planes, no energy, no cows, no cash, no children, no character, no wisdom, no science, no tolerance, no academic freedom, and no happiness.
2019-03-02: WND: Top Michigan Officials Sued for Using SPLC 'Hate' Labels
The American Freedom Law Center is suing two Michigan officials for a policy directive that targets groups designated by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center as "hate" groups. The George Soros-funded SPLC already has been sued by groups and individuals put on its hate list for their opposition to homosexual behavior and Islamic supremacism.
2019-02-xx: IMPRIMUS: Shall We Defend Our Common History?, by Roger Kimball
Imprimis lecture by Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion.
2019-02-22: Epoch Times: Progressivism and the Sensual Satisfaction of Hatred, by M Folkertsma
In the screenplay adaptation of William Bradford Huie's novel, "The Americanization of Emily", Charlie Madison tells Emily: "You know, I never realized what a sensual satisfaction grieving is for women." Following Madison's lead, we might say, "You know, I never realized what a sensual satisfaction hatred is for progressives."
2019-02-19: Epoch Times: Progressive Agenda means Permanent Revolution, by Marvin Folkertsma
Mandatory apocalypse, a sham "New Deal", and a Trotskyite permanent revolution await all those who subscribe or submit to America's budding experimentation with totalitarianism, treacherously passed off as the Green New Deal. Hitler would have understood this; Stalin certainly did.
2019-02-08: Epoch Times: Government Welfare, A Cancer Known as Communism, by Trevor Loudon
Government welfare is a lot like cancer. Stage one of societal cancer is "welfarism". As things get more "social democratic" (stage two), the benefits become more universal and more generous. In "socialism" (stage three), things begin to spiral out of control. Stage four is "communism". Society's immune system -- the virtues of honesty, responsibility, and compassion -- are virtually wiped out.
2019-02-08: Epoch Times: Down With Welfare State! Onward to Welfare Society!, by T. Loudon
We have been told for decades that government welfare is necessary to temper the rapaciousness of "capitalism". We have NOT been told how admirably PRIVATE local voluntary welfare societies performed, before this function was turned over to the state.
2019-02-05: , by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Here is the full document from AOC's web page. It was downloaded before her office deleted it. The metadata shows it was created by Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff.
2019-02-04: Jacobin: Cory Booker Hates Public Schools, by Eric Blanc
From this Leftist publication: According to Booker, the education system is the main cause of our society's fundamental problems, rather than, say, inequality and unchecked corporate power. As he explained in a 2011 speech, "disparities in income in America are not because of some 'greedy capitalist' -- no! It's because of a failing education system."
2019-02-01: JWR: The long, painful slide down the slippery slope, by Wesley Pruden
We're not any longer talking about abortion, the issue that has bitterly divided us for decades. Now we're talking about the step beyond interfering with the process of creating a human life. We're talking about "murder", perhaps the ugliest word in the language.
2019-01-xx: IMPRIMUS: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence, by Alex Berenson
Imprimis lecture by Alex Berenson, Author, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.
2019-01-30: Epoch Times: American Renewal: Losing Trust, Saving Trust, by David Prentice
Trust. Without it, we are toast. Which is why we should be angry. Our media has become untrustworthy, as has the left and its party. They are engaged in a purposeful attempt to break our bonds of trust. To this day, the leftist media actually reports that the Obama administration was totally ethical, and had no scandals. A bigger lie is hard to find. They give the Soviet newspaper Pravda a historical run for their money.
2019-01-23: Ace Of Spades: "Passive Conservatism" and the Surrender Caucus, by John Hayward
Passive conservatism was so thoroughly terrorized away from social issues over the past generation that it became reluctant to engage even when leftists are clearly the aggressors and their attacks are utterly dishonest.
2019-01-22: Epoch Times: Beginner's Guide to American Communist Parties: Part 1, by T. Loudon
Communism is currently the single most important political and cultural influence in the country. Therefore, thumbnail sketches are provided here that outline the more significant domestic communist organizations currently working to undermine the Constitution and impose socialism on the American people. (Note: Socialism is a euphemism for communism.)
2019-01-12: Epoch Times: An 1897 Text Explains Why Johnny Can't Write, by Annie Holmquist
Why are American students such terrible writers? Several answers to this question appear in an 1897 text by Dr. Edwin Lewis, titled "A First Book in Writing English". 1) They don't read high-quality literature; 2) they skim, a practice which diminishes thought and understanding; and 3) they don't memorize, which would stimulate thinking and increase one's command of words.
2019-01-10: Epoch Times: The Fed Dilemma, by Valentin Schmid
Yes, it is responsible for market crashes, but the origin of the problem traces back to the founding of the Federal Reserve itself. Since its creation in 1913, the Fed has had the power to print money and fuel booms, and contract money and create busts. So it has to take responsibility for the vicious business cycles since its creation, such as the Great Depression or the 2008 financial crisis.
2018-12-xx: Limbaugh: The Great Divide - Two Visions of America
Where is the compromise between right and wrong? Where is the compromise between good and evil? If I believe in freedom, free market capitalism, traditional morality, where is there any area of compromise with tyranny, socialism, and moral relativism? It doesn't exist. No, we're here to defeat them. We're here to lawfully stand in the way of their agenda succeeding.
2018-12-xx: IMPRIMUS: Do We Need Our Country Anymore?, by Larry P. Arnn
Imprimis lecture by Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College.
2018-12-31: WND: The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year, by Dennis Prager
The Left will use the levers of government to keep the American people in a constant state of agitation, because happy and grateful Americans rarely vote Democrat. Democrats and their media allies will try to convince women, blacks, Hispanics, Jews and young people to be as unhappy, ungrateful and angry as possible. That is the left's agenda for 2019.
2018-12-20: Epoch Times: Vets Find Purpose in Defending Remote AZ Border, by C. Cuthbertson
In an area where Mexican cartels reign supreme, volunteers track rampant drug and human trafficking through an open border.
2018-12-11: Epoch Times: What Is Originalism?, by Rob Natelson
For 150 years after the Constitution was adopted, the judges shared a commitment to honesty in constitutional interpretation. But by the early 1940s the Supreme Court, dominated by justices with little prior judicial experience, changed the constitutional rules to permit Congress and the president to do things the Constitution actually forbids.
2018-12-03: Epoch Times: Virtues, Values, and Education, by Paul Adams
If there is no objective basis for virtues, then what culture and faith have taught us through the King James Bible and the great texts of our civilization in the West -- the works of Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare -- are no longer sources of wisdom, inspiration, and moral insight. Our schools and colleges, with few exceptions, do less to form character and educate in the virtues than to inoculate the young against their cultural heritage.
2018-12-03: Epoch Times: The Case for an Education Based on Virtues -- Series of Articles
2018-11-xx: Limbaugh: GoFundDems, The Left's New Money-Laundering Machine
Making money has long been a legal problem for the left. So many payoffs to distribute, so little time. Not to mention all the inconvenient banking reporting regulations and record-keeping rules. It's been a real pain in the neck to move the vast sums needed to keep the left's troops supplied. Enter mankind's most efficient cash-transport in history: the internet.
2018-11-30: Epoch Times: Google Debated Burying Conservative Media in Search Results
Google employees debated demoting conservative media outlets in its search results after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton, according to internal chats obtained by The Daily Caller and acknowledged as real by a Google spokeswoman, who also argued Google never took any action.
2018-11-29: AMAC: End Caravan Madness -- Tell the Untold Truth, by Robert Charles
Here is why many in the caravans, foreign governments, and American media misunderstand what is happening at the US-Mexican border. The US does NOT admit anyone who wishes to come in from a distraught, poor or violent country -- but Mexico and the Central American countries do.
2018-11-26: Epoch Times: Congressional Progressive Caucus is Marxist, by Trevor Loudon
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest and most influential coalition in the federal government, is also the most radical, with extensive ties to several major Marxist organizations. Its deal with Nancy Pelosi for the speakership will see more Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) supporters appointed to key congressional committees.
2018-11-19: WT: An explanation of Trump's defining philosopy -- Book review
The Republican Worker Party: How the Trump Victory Drove Everyone Crazy, and Why It was Just What We Needed, by F.H. Buckley, who believes the U.S. is "among the worst governed in the First World", controlled by a privileged elite. Trump promised to rectify this, and the author believes his legacy will continue after he leaves office.
2018-11-09: AMAC: Trump Clamps Down on Asylum Rules for Immigrants, by Fred Lucas
The Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department jointly issued a new rule requiring that immigrants seeking asylum along the southern border must present themselves lawfully at a port of entry. President Trump will sign a proclamation with specifics.
2018-10-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Sidney Powell, author of "Licensed to Lie"
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Sidney Powell, who served in the DOJ for ten years as Assistant U.S. Attorney, who witnessed firsthand the rampant prosecutorial corruption at DOJ from Enron to Mueller, and who was moved to relate what she experienced in her 2014 book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.
2018-10-xx: IMPRIMUS: America's Cold Civil War, by Charles R. Kesler
Imprimis lecture by Charles R. Kesler, Editor of Claremont Review of Books.
2018-10-23: Epoch Times: Chinese Subversion of U.S. Deep and Far Reaching, by Joshua Philipp
For decades, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been subverting the United States by infiltrating, undermining, and influencing its key institutions -- American businesses, movie studios, universities, think tanks, scholars, journalists, and local, state, and federal officials. Here we take a look at some examples of the problem.
2018-10-23: WT: When Democrat dreams play out, by Robert A. Taft
A century ago, Democrats advocated for social cleansing, rooting out the "unfit", such as criminals, imbeciles, "useless" or inferior people -- using techniques such as forced sterilization, Planned Parenthood, and prevention of interracial marriage. Today, the party welcomes the "unfit" with open arms for the votes they bring with them. But if Democrats succeed in destroying capitalism, thus bringing on universal misery, will they then flip back to their roots?
2018-10-19: Epoch Times: The End Game of Climate Change: Socialism, by Mark Hendrickson
Environmentalism is simply the latest iteration of those illiberal ideologies -- fascism, socialism, and communism -- that share the world view that the world is a critically messed up place that can only be saved if governments strip away individual rights and compel the masses to obey a government-designed central plan.
2018-10-19: Daily Caller: Voter Fraud, a Fact Democrats Wish was Fiction, by James Merse
"Democrats will not push for photo ID requirements to vote because they benefit most from voter fraud. Despite Democrat claims that it is practically non-existent, the reality is that in every election there have been numerous irregularities reported, the overwhelming majority of which favor Democrats." -- Matt C. Pinsker, Attorney at Law, PLCC
2018-10-10: Epoch Times: Trump Signs Bills to Eliminate Pharmacy Gag Orders, by Holly Kellum
Insurance companies and pharmacy benefits managers (PBM) will no longer be able to strong-arm pharmacies into keeping quiet when customers pay more than they need to for drugs, thanks to two bills President Donald Trump signed on Oct. 10.
2018-10-10: Epoch Times: The Politics of Personal Destruction, by Paul Adams
In 1990, a Kansas civil-rights advocate, Laird Wilcox, identified eight key elements of the process that he called "ritual defamation". "The primary goal of a ritual defamation is censorship and repression," he wrote. The method of attack "is to assail the character of the victim ... Character assassination is its primary tool."
2018-10-04: Epoch Times: A Short, Communist History of 'McCarthyism', by Diana West
The organs and agents of communism were obsessed by this one American patriot, McCarthy, and the larger anti-communist tradition he so quickly personified. They knew he posed an existential threat to their war on our constitutional republic. And America blinked. Thus, today, Americans continue to decry bad, old "McCarthyism" without realizing the order came straight from Moscow.
2018-10-04: JWR: The campus comes to Congress, by Victor Davis Hanson
The polarizing atmosphere of the university has now spread to Congress. During the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we witnessed how college values have become the norms of the Senate. Campuses are no longer out-of-touch ivory towers. Their creed is now beginning to run the country, which is frightening.
2018-10-03: JWR: The rumbling volcano that the left doesn't hear, by Hugh Hewitt
The allegations spitballing out at the Judge Brett Kavanaugh have caused the country to shudder. So deeply deceptive, manipulative and unfair are the proceedings, they rightly brought forth comparisons with McCarthyism. Democrats seem to think that the refusal to saddle up with the new Roy Cohns of the left dooms the right. The right is convinced the opposite is true. November will tell.
2018-10-02: Dennis Prager: The Left's Contempt for Middle-Class Values
While most liberals and conservatives abide by society's rules of order and decency, most leftists do not feel bound to live by these same rules. Why do leftists feel entitled do all these things? Because they have thoroughly rejected middle-class, bourgeois and Judeo-Christian religious values. Leftists are Ubermenschen -- people on such a high moral plane that they do not consider themselves bound by the normal conventions of civics and decency.
2018-09-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Gregg Jarrett, author of "The Russia Hoax"
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Gregg Jarrett, Fox News analyst, about his new investigative book, The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.
2018-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: A Short History of American Medical Insurance, by John Steele Gordon
Imprimis lecture by John Steele Gordon, author of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power.
2018-09-28: FCTA: The Left's Attack on the Constitution, by Arthur Purves
In 1913, the 17th Amendment effectively changed the U.S. from a republic to a democracy, by removing the stabilizing influence of senators appointed by their state legislatures. As the country now veers towards demagoguery and socialism, we need to seriously consider repealing the 17th Amendment.
2018-09-26: Epoch Times: 10 Ways Big Tech Can Shift Millions of Votes, by Robert Epstein
A noted researcher describes 10 ways Google, Facebook, other companies could shift millions of votes in the US midterms: 1) Search Engine Manipulation; 2) Search Suggestion; 3) Targeted Messaging; 4) Opinion Matching; 5) Answer Bot; 6) Shadowbanning; 7) Programmed Virality and Digital Bandwagon; 8) Facebook Effect; 9) Censorship; 10) Digital Customization.
2018-09-21: NR: Obama Didn't Build That!, by Deroy Murdock
Today's boom is a triumph of Trumponomics. After eight years of crawling forward, Obama abandoned his battered clunker in front of Trump Tower. Now, Donald J. Trump steers an 18-month-old sports car. Its speedometer currently reads 4.2 percent GDP growth for 2018's second quarter -- a metaphorical 70 miles per hour.
2018-09-20: CFIF: Leftists Expand Their War Into All Corners of Society, by Timothy H. Lee
"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Although ironically spoken by communist Soviet Union founding father Leon Trotsky, that observation is one that contemporary conservatives and libertarians in America would be wise to heed.
2018-09-12: Breitbart: Video of Google Leaders' Dismay at Trump Election, by Allum Bokhari
A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant's leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe.
2018-09-07: Guardian: U.S. spends more on education, still falling behind, by Dominic Rushe
Spending per student exceeds the OECD average but the likes of Finland and South Korea get better results. What are they doing right and what can the US learn from them?
2018-09-07: TNI: Why Trump's Record Trumps the Media's Spin, by Christian Whiton
The media's objective over post-Labor Day home stretch of the campaign season is to declare Trump unfit to be president. But they don't seem to realize that the media and the commentariat no longer determine public opinion. No matter how many outraged opinion pieces or news articles (but I repeat myself) the New York Times produces, it just doesn't matter anymore.
2018-09-04: WT: Why Google's search results must not be regulated, by Randolph J. May
Mr. Trump should refrain from calling for regulation of Google's search engine. At the same time, Google should acknowledge the hypocrisy involved in calling for [net] neutrality regulation for others with far less dominant market position than its own -- while fighting to protect itself from such neutrality regulation.
2018-09-04: NAPO: Nat'l Association of Police Chastises Nike for Kaepernick Ad Campaign
"In featuring Mr. Kaepernick in the 'Just Do It' campaign, Nike grossly insults the men and women who really do make sacrifices for the sake of our nation. We are calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products." -- Michael McHale, President of NAPO
2018-09-04: WT: The 'Long War' is not getting shorter, by Clifford D. May
America's jihadist enemies don't appear exhausted, discouraged, or underfunded.
2018-08-xx: IMPRIMUS: Does Diversity Really Unite Us?, by Edward J. Erler
Imprimis lecture by Edward J. Erler, author of The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration.
2018-08-31: Frontpage Mag: The Victimhood of Millionaire Athletes, by Sylvia Thompson
I must admit I have never in my life purchased a ticket to a sports event. I am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood. I also highly resent my being expected to do the same in order to affirm my "blackness".
2018-08-20: WND: Memo Reveals Soros-Funded Social-Media Censorship Plan, by Art Moore
The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump's administration.
2018-08-15: Regnery: Get Out [of Public Schools] Now, by Mary Rice Hasson, Theresa Farnan
Subtitle: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It's Too Late. Almost overnight, America's public schools from kindergarten through high school have become toxic -- morally, intellectually, and politically -- and parents are left with a hard choice.
2018-08-07: JWR: The Matrix at 20, by Cal Thomas
"The Matrix" nearly 20 years ago warn of a future in which the power and worth of the individual is subsumed into one giant interconnected world run by a tiny elite, who rob individuals of their liberty and ability to think freely. Today, technology is replacing thought and relationships. Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making.
2018-07-31: Fox News: Painting of 'Trump Crossing the Swamp' goes viral, by Brooke Singman
Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton touched off a social media frenzy as he shared his painting, "Crossing the Swamp," Tuesday on Twitter. The painting is a riff on the classic "Washington Crossing the Delaware," only it replaces George Washington's crew with members of the Trump administration.
2018-07-30: Epoch Times: D'Souza's "Death of a Nation" Shows Dem 'Plantation', by J. Philipp
Dinesh D'Souza, a filmmaker and author of several New York Times bestsellers, has debunked powerful political myths still alive in our culture. In his upcoming film and book, "Death of a Nation," D'Souza delves into another piece of history, showing that the "plantation" system of the early Democratic Party lives on in systems of heavy taxation, government dependence, and identity politics.
2018-07-20: JWR: #UsToo Strikes Back, Demanding Equal Justice, by Suzanne Fields
A growing number of men are mad about discrimination. In loud baritone, they're saying, "We're not going to take it anymore." They're hiring lawyers and they're organizing what they proudly call "the men's movement." If it's derivative, they should call it #UsToo. It's a further poisoning of the well whence both men and women drink.
2018-07-19: Epoch Times: FBI Investigating Chinese Espionage in All 50 States, by J. Philipp
FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed on July 18 that the FBI is investigating Chinese economic espionage cases in all 50 U.S. states, and that China is regarded as the "most significant" long-term threat to the United States. He said Chinese espionage "covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between."
2018-07-18: Epoch Times: A Wave of Violence Is Threatening Trump Supporters, by Celia Farber
Leftists and their mainstream media allies have taken to inciting violence against Trump supporters (Kristallnacht, anyone?), who are conflated with "Nazis" and "fascists" despite being the ones advocating for free speech, a free press, and calling -- as in the fast-growing Walk Away movement, for example -- for peace, civility, and acceptance of political differences.
2018-07-17: Ars Technica: 3D-printed gun publisher wins lawsuit after 4+ years, by C. Farivar
Defense Distributed, the 3D-printing gun activist group, has secured a settlement with the Department of State that will enable it to legally distribute its CAD files of firearms on its DEFCAD website, putting an end to a years-long lawsuit. The group says it will resume publication on August 1, 2018, more than four years after its files were first removed.
2018-07-12: AFP: Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling, by Saul Loeb
China has for years been the the world's recycling bin. But since January, China has closed its borders to most paper and plastic waste in line with a new environmental policy. And few American industries possess the ability to treat the waste. So it will become increasingly harder for U.S. municipalities to avoid merely sending recyclables to the landfill as trash.
2018-07-09: Epoch Times: What Democratic Socialists Don't Get, by Valentin Schmid
Socialism appeals to the dark side of human nature, robs it of agency and responsibility, and always leads to hunger, misery, and death. It is up to the responsible citizen to make sure this doesn't happen in the United States by voting to prevent people like Ocasio-Cortez or Sanders from coming to power.
2018-06-28: Epoch Times: "#WalkAway" Videos Highlight Democrats Leaving Party, by Celia Farber
#WalkAway videos have gone viral in late June 2018. A sample: "Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal. I reject a system which allows an ambitious, misinformed and dogmatic mob to suppress free speech, create false narratives, and apathetically steamroll over the truth. I reject hate."
2018-06-27: AP: Supreme Court deals big setback to government labor unions, by Mark Sherman
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor -- scrapped a 41-year-old decision. (Note that FDR thought that government employees should not be allowed to unionize.)
2018-06-25: WT: Supreme Court upholds Texas voting map as legal, by Alex Swoyer
The Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld Texas' congressional map and most of its state House district map, rejecting claims that they were intentional and illegal racial [vs legal partisan] gerrymanders. This follows the Wisconsin decision allowing partisan gerrymandering, and may set the pattern for a future reversal of the 4th Circuit's Virginia decision.
2018-06-19: Epoch Times: High Regulation to Blame for Huge Corporations, by Jeffrey Tucker
The compliance costs of regulations, taxation, licensing, issues of intellectual property, restrictions on trade, all covering hundreds of thousands of pages, and requiring the service of an army of attorneys, causes a bias in favor of big over small. This is true in all industries.
2018-06-14: Daily Torch: Mass media consolidation ==> one-party rule?, by Robert Romano
A vibrant and healthy democracy depends on the free marketplace of ideas -- viewpoint diversity, access to alternative views. But with today's environment increasingly moving towards mass media consolidation, that process could become compromised or disrupted in a bid to control media. And with media consolidation, there is also a growing call for political consolidation in Washington, D.C. -- and even one-party rule.
2018-06-10: WT: Deconstructing young minds, by Robert Knight
Animus toward country and free market capitalism begins in elementary school.
2018-06-08: Video: Trump's America ... and It's Great Comeback, by Newt Gingrich (1hr,52min)
On CSPAN's BookTV, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offers his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world.
2018-06-05: WT: Can we force civility? -- Letter by Lawrence Andrade
The Supreme Court should be most concerned about encouraging civility. Law is a form of force, and using it to get one's way over the convictions of other citizens creates hostility and resentment. If the court fails to recognize that fact, it will only undermine the respect it deserves.
2018-06-05: WT: Supremes' half-baked religious ruling -- Editorial
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday for a baker who refused to custom-bake a cake for a same-sex wedding out of sincere religious belief. But on the central issue of religious liberty, the court delivered a bowl of mush. A full-throated defense of religious liberty must await two or three deaths or retirements and conservative replacements.
2018-06-02: NYT: Obama - Just Too Good for Us, by Maureen Dowd
Barack Obama, quoted after Donald Trump was elected: "What if we were wrong? What if we were wrong in being so right? What if we were too good for these people? Maybe we pushed too far. Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe." We just weren't ready for his amazing awesomeness.
2018-05-21: Chattanoogan: The USA is in a new Civil War, by Dr. Jack Minzey, Deceased
How do civil wars happen? Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
2018-05-18: Epoch Times: The New Housing Bubble, by Dan Oliver
Banks look fine on the surface, but the system is as fragile as ever. The difference from the 2008 housing crash is that the reckless institutions are not banks but non-bank lenders, such as Movement Mortgage, Blackstone, Quicken, and many others. But the banks are, in fact, still funding mortgages, just surreptitiously.
2018-05-13: The Hill: Mass transit is collapsing everywhere, by Randal O'Toole
The fundamental problem is that big-box transit -- moving people in 60-passenger buses, 450-passenger light-rail trains or 1,500-passenger heavy-rail or commuter-rail trains -- no longer works in American cities. Modern urban areas have far more jobs scattered across the suburbs than concentrated in downtowns.
2018-05-06: WT: Recent Boy Scout leadership decisions disappoint moms, by Rebecca Hagelin
The Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to drive the final nail in its own coffin caused many moms a lot of heartache just in time for Mother's Day. The nation's premier organization for boys is now dead, and the genderless carcass left behind will soon vanish into the ever-expanding quagmire of sameness.
2018-04-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Negative Impact of the #MeToo Movement, by Heather MacDonald
Imprimis lecture by Heather MacDonald, Manhattan Institute
2018-04-26: JWR: Are we still a Nation of Laws?, by Victor Davis Hanson
The country is about to witness an investigatory train wreck. In one direction, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation train is trying to bring down President Donald Trump's. The oncoming train is slower but also larger, mostly focused on improper or illegal FBI and DOJ behavior during the 2016 election. The two are about to collide.
2018-04-21: Epoch Times: Why China Has Already Lost the Trade War, by Daniel Lacalle
China needs the U.S. surplus more than the United States needs China's trade and finances. And that is why the trade war will not happen -- because China has already lost. Sure, a full-blown trade war would hurt the U.S., but China infinitely more, and that is why a full-blown trade war is unlikely, despite the rhetoric.
2018-04-20: TheCatholicThing.org: How Ultimate Freedom Could Lead to Tyranny, by David Carlin
Let's apply Euclid's method of deductive reasoning to the American cultural belief system often called secular humanism. We'll start with the axiom of personal freedom and see what we end up with.
2018-04-18: Daily Caller: Stop The Left's War On America, by Brigett Gabriel, ACT for America
Those of us who oppose the radical left's agenda too often respond by attacking singular issues, without regard for the greater battle being waged. If there's one consistent beat to which the radical left marches, it is the demonization of Western civilization.
2018-04-16: WND: Conservative Movement Faces Existential Threat from Tech, by Bob Unruh
A new study from the Media Research Center says conservatives, and their ideas, right now are facing an existential threat from tech companies founded and run by liberals who have decided that only their voice should be heard on disputed issues.
2018-04-11: WT: SexEd Sit-Out to protest 'graphic, gender-bending' -- April 23 (Earthy Day??)
Parents are pulling their children out of public schools for a day to protest sex education that they say has become graphic, hedonistic and ideological under the influence of pro-choice and gay rights groups. The April 23 protest is a grass-roots effort spearheaded by mothers who said they are disturbed by the "pornographic" content that has made its way into the classroom.
2018-04-10: NR: No, School Discipline Isn't Racist, by Gail Heriot
The New York Times and Washington Post both misinterpreted a recent GAO study analyzing racial bias in school discipline. It is a fact that African-American students, on average, misbehave more than their white counterparts. Teachers (including African-American teachers) aren't making this up, and it isn't doing African-American students any favors to suggest otherwise.
2018-04-05: The Federalist: John Bolton's Appointment Rattles The Muslim Brotherhood
The Trump administration ought not to concede one inch to those who wish to sideline the personnel and stifle the policies that would make its counterjihadist agenda a reality. This specious and slanderous smear campaign reflects all the better on the appointment of Bolton as NSA.
2018-04-03: The Week: Why Trump is more popular than ever, by Matthew Walther
The work of MSNBC and The New York Times and PolitiFact is complete. Millions of Americans do not know the difference between what is true and what is false and have decided that they do not much care either. Pretending that anything the president says or does is bad because he is the one saying or doing isn't just bad journalism. You might as well be wearing a MAGA hat and whooping about the Wall.
2018-03-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with James O'Keefe, founder of Project Veritas
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with James O'Keefe, founder of Project Veritas and author of American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News, and whose undercover reporting has shown the light of truth on leftist organizations' slimy secrets.
2018-03-30: Bull Elephant: Student Pawns in a Dangerous Game of Chess, by C.W. Trauernicht
Are Fairfax County students pawns in a Second Amendment game of chess? Are their parents the knights? Teachers the bishops? Schools the castles? Who are the King (Michael Bloomberg) and Queen (Valerie Jarrett)?
2018-03-27: Daily Caller: Left turns Tech Giants into their Speech Police, by Peter Hasson
The Left has successfully deputized some of the world's largest corporations into policing the speech of their political opponents. Liberals have made its corporations' responsibility to enforce content limits on public speech by leveraging their power into advertisers and as platforms.
2018-03-25: WT: How today's identity politics is fueled by hypocrisy, by Everett Piper
M. Scott Peck warned of what he called, "the people of the lie" -- those who deceive themselves so frequently and persistently that they actually start to believe their own fabrications and fantasies. Graham Walker talked of the pathology of the intellect where the "smarter" we think we are the more prone we become to our own intellectual deception and moral compromise.
2018-03-25: WT: Republican spending Democrats are proud of -- Editorial
The Democrats are proud of their small string of triumphs in off-season congressional races, but there's growing evidence that the Democratic leadership may not need to elect more Democrats. The Republicans will enact their agenda for them. The Republican spending bill breaks all constraints, and is more irresponsible than anything Nancy Pelosi and her troops could have concocted.
2018-03-07: Daily Caller: 'American Men Are In Crisis', by Tucker Carlson
"Something ominous is happening to men in America. Everyone who pays attention knows that. What's odd is how rarely you hear it publicly acknowledged." (Watch the video, including Jordan Peterson - 13:56)
2018-02-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Politicization of the FBI, by Joseph E. diGenova
Imprimis lecture by Joseph E. diGenova, Former U.S. Attorney
2018-02-26: WT: 100,000+ illegals are registered to vote in Pennsylvania, by Stephen Dinan
More than 100,000 non-U.S. citizens are registered voters in Pennsylvania, according to testimony contained in a lawsuit demanding that the state come clean about its non-citizen voting problem. The Public Interest Legal Foundation argued that non-citizens have been voting in Pennsylvania for decades, and that problem has been evident in other states, including New Jersey and Virginia.
2018-02-24: Canada Free Press: Defining Deviancy Down, by Chuck Lehmann
Since the 1960s, the decline in ethical, moral behavior has steadily declined up the present day where we have behavior that is not only crude in speech, but is dangerous in actions against our fellow man.
2018-02-22: CPAC: NRA's Wayne LaPierre discusses our Institutional Corruption, (video 37:36)
The Left is responsible for the degeneration of our culture and the corruption of our institutions, and thus they own the recent Parkland tragedy. The NRA offers a common sense solution to prevent future school shootings -- harden our schools -- and the NRA will be there to help.
2018-02-12: Daily Caller: Scam - Why College In The U.S. Is So Expensive, by Andrew Kerr
The Daily Caller News Foundation analyzed the nation's 20 most expensive and the 20 most affordable public universities. The more expensive universities spent $11,346 more on instruction per student than the affordable universities. Public universities often disguise research as an instructional expense.
2018-02-11: WT: George Soros vs America -- follow the money, by Rebecca Hagelin
Mr. Soros' money has been traced to the #Resist movement, including funding to #disrupt the presidential inauguration. But with every Soros-sponsored, ranting feminist march and radical protest designed to incite racial divides, Americans are realizing that leftists are so intent on gaining power that they are even willing to tear our nation apart and pit neighbor against neighbor.
2018-02-02: House.gov: Devin Nunes' 4-page FISA memo outlining FBI/DOJ leadership corruption
Here is the actual "FISAgate" memo, released at noon today, describing how that DNC-funded Trump dossier was used by the Obama FBI and DOJ leadership as "authentic" justification for several FISA warrants to wiretap the Trump campaign and later the Trump transition team. (Read also: "What it says", by the Washington Examiner.)
2018-01-xx: Limbaugh: Morality is NOT determined by Individual Choice
The Left mocked "family values" for fifty years and now are stunned to discover brutes among them. They tore down every standard of decency and now they're dismayed to see they're drowning in sewage. They've spent decades sneering at the traditions and institutions that served as societal guardrails and now they're astonished they've gone off a cliff.
2018-01-25: Catholic World Report: What I learned in a community college, by P. Stravinskas
Having thought the level of learning was low for Catholic school alumni, I was totally unprepared for the abysmal situation with alumni of the government schools. I should note that these young people have attended upper-middle class, suburban schools, what people are wont to describe as "good" schools.
2018-01-20: Epoch Times: The Fed's Boom and Bust, by Joshua Philipp & Valentin Schmid
Central banks were supposed to end the cycle of boom and bust; instead they amplified it. Given the bad incentives of the system, one wonders why we have not gotten back to a simple set up where bad actors get punished -- i.e. bad banks fail -- and are therefore pushed to perform better.
2018-01-19: WT: Trump must beware domestic enemies, by L. Todd Wood
Before we can compete with China and Russia for the hearts and minds of the world, we must defeat our domestic enemies. The crimes of the last decade must be exposed. People need to go to jail.
2018-01-18: Observer: American Students Rank Low in International Testing, by John A. Tures
"We throw more money at our schools than just about any other country, and what do we get? For our K-12 school system, an honorary membership in the Third World. Not long ago, we had a superb public school system, but now we trail most countries. In math, we're 38th in the world among developed countries in terms of how 15 year-olds perform. And it's getting worse, not better." -- GMU Professor F. H. Buckley
2018-01-16: Politico: How China Infiltrated U.S. College Classrooms, by Ethan Epstein
Even as they face criticism, Chinese government-run Confucius Institutes have sprouted up at more than 500 college campuses worldwide, with more than 100 of them in the United States -- spreading the Beijing-approved version of Chinese culture and history, and influencing how the hosting colleges deal with conflicting views.
2018-01-15: Daily Caller: Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out, by Patrick Granger
Professor Rectenwald believes that the proponents of safe spaces and trigger warnings will one day wake up, venture out into the world and find it to be very different from the pipe dream of the intersectional left. He believes that sanity will ultimately prevail in the fight against campus orthodoxy, ideological enslavement and totalitarian impulses.
2018-01-11: Project Veritas: Twitter bans "Way of Talking" via "Shadow Banning" (video 15:14)
Shadow banning blocks a user or their content from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned. In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don't like. (Read also The Federalist.)
2018-01-03: WT: Voter fraud commission duties transferred to DHS, by Stephen Dinan
President Trump dissolved his voter integrity commission Wednesday and ordered the Homeland Security Department to take up the job instead, in a move his backers said could speed up an investigation of the extent of voter fraud, as Democrats will no longer be able to stymie these efforts.
2017-12-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Edward Klein, on The Plot to Destroy Trump
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q&A with Edward Klein, a stellar old-school journalist and author of All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, in which he describes in detail the plot and who the players are in the "Resistance" against the Trump Presidency.
2017-12-21: Examiner: Trump Accomplishments - Year 1, by Paul Bedard
With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States. And at least 11 Obama legacy items were repealed.
2017-12-18: WT: The Democrats' great diversion, by James A. Lyons
Orchestrating the Trump collusion probe has helped Democrats obscure their own shady dealings.
2017-12-18: Daily Caller: Trump's 5-Point National Security Strategy, by Peter Hasson
1) Renewed Focus On Islamist Terrorism; 2) Dumping Climate Change As A 'National Security Threat'; 3) Iran -- Not Israel -- Is The Threat To Peace In The Middle East; 4) Immigration: Ending Chain Migration, Increasing Vetting, Tougher Border Security; 5) Economically Competing With China
2017-12-17: Politico: Secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook, by Josh Meyer
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States.
2017-12-14: Daily Caller: FCC Frees Internet from Obama's Title II Regs, by Eric Lieberman
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the 2015 Obama-era internet regulations Thursday in a 3-2 vote, signaling a culmination to a long-winded and highly heated debate. The Title II categorization (with government control) has been rolled back to Title I, and policing of the industry has been returned to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
2017-12-06: Daily Caller: SCOTUS to Lower Courts on Travel Ban: Knock It Off, by Kevin Daley
The U.S. Supreme Court appears somewhat irritated with federal courts that have repeatedly barred the Trump administration from enforcing immigration policies halting the entry of certain classes of migrants and refugees.
2017-12-05: WT: Team Obama tried 'stealth coup' by undermining Trump, by Rowan Scarborough
"Having experienced a change in administration while at the Pentagon in 2009, it's not uncommon to see passive-aggressive behavior from a handful of outgoing folks. That said, based on the flood of leaks across the government, what we're seeing today more closely resembles a stealth coup. Certainly nothing passive about it." -- J.D. Gordon, former DoD spokesman and Trump campaign national security advisor.
2017-12-04: WT: NFL deal to dole out millions to Soros-linked groups, by Valerie Richardson
Plagued by sagging ratings, player protests and fan outrage, the NFL has thrown a political Hail Mary by reportedly agreeing to dole out millions of dollars to two social justice groups connected to Democratic billionaire George Soros.
2017-12-03: Epoch Times: Antifa Extremists Being Investigated by FBI, by Joshua Philipp
"Antifa operates across the U.S. in ways that involve at least potentially criminal interstate activities, such as inciting a riot and conspiracy to incite riot, as well as behavior," said Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa), who went on to ask FBI Director Christopher Wray whether the FBI was doing anything to counter Antifa.
2017-12-02: Epoch Times: We Live in the Age of Capital Consumption, by Ronald-Peter St鰂erle
When saving no longer pays, society must consume its capital stock to keep going.
2017-11-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution, by Matthew Continetti
Imprimis lecture by Matthew Continetti, Editor-in-Chief for the Washington Free Beacon
2017-11-25: WaPo: Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees, by Kevin Sullivan & Mary Jordan
A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities, where he says liberal professors teach "ridiculous" classes and indoctrinate students "who hang out and protest all day long and cry on our dime." ... Asked if colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country: 72% of Democrats, but only 36% of Republicans said yes.
2017-11-22: WT: NFL stadiums cost taxpayers billions of dollars, by Jeff Mordock
Municipalities across the country have funneled billions of dollars from taxpayers to wealthy NFL owners for stadiums. But new money is never introduced into the local economy, but rather gets shifted around. And taxpayers continue to get hit with high stadium maintenance costs.
2017-11-21: Reason: Killing Net Neutrality Will Set the Internet Free, by Gillespie & Keyser
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on his plan to repeal "Net Neutrality" rules: "Over the coming years, we're going to see an explosion in the kinds of connectivity and the depth of that connectivity. Ultimately that means that the human capital in the United States that's currently on the shelf -- the people who don't have digital opportunity -- will become participants in the digital economy."
2017-11-17: WaPo: Trump assaults our free press, but he also has a point, by Chris Wallace
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace says even though President Trump treats the free press like his enemy, journalists shouldn't treat him like he's theirs.
2017-11-16: Epoch Times: Inflation, the Hidden Tax, by Valentin Schmid
Mainstream economics tells you inflation is necessary, when in fact it is part of a larger, unfair redistribution mechanism which rewards the government and financial speculators.
2017-11-09: BW: The History of U.S. Taxes, by Justin Fox
Despite a partisan bias, the author nicely summarizes the various means of government funding throughout U.S. history, and compares the various tax options offered in the world past and present. (The graphics are pixelated to non-subscribers, but the text is excellent.)
2017-11-04: WT: Poll finds millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, by Bradford Richardson
In the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's "Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism," 58 percent of the up-and-coming generation opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of capitalism. (And you wanted to know what is wrong with our education system?)
2017-11-03: NRA: Former NPR CEO Finds Travel Fatal to Anti-gun Prejudice
In his book, The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain explained, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these counts." But a new book by former National Public Radio CEO Ken Stern suggests that much of the country's coastal elite would be just as well served by a domestic trip outside their urban enclaves.
2017-11-02: Daily Caller: Tucker Carlson Slams FBI for Incompetence, by Justin Caruso
Tucker Carlson laid out a number of reasons to distrust the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Fox News Thursday, including the seemingly incompetent investigation of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, and the failure to examine the DNC's email server after it was supposedly hacked.
2017-10-xx: Limbaugh: The Left's hateful view of America vs Reality
America is under attack from within, largely financed by people like George Soros and others. They make common cause with Americans whose objective is to take the nation down, hasten our decline. To defend America, it is necessary to know our history. The purpose of the United States of America and its proud legacy must be understood to be protected. Which is why unmooring us from our own history is crucial for the Left to succeed.
2017-10-27: NRA: From Kneeling to Stepping On Freedom
Why kneel in disrespect to the flag when you can stand and trample the Constitution? That appears to be the thinking, at least, of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers football team.
2017-10-23: WT: Liberal leanings of Google, Facebook shape political landscape, by J. Mordock
Robert Epstein tried a simple experiment in the run-up to the presidential election: running searches on Google and Yahoo for political topics. The results were stunning. Google searches returned twice as many pro-Hillary Clinton news articles as Yahoo searches. Google's search algorithm ranked pro-Clinton articles ahead of positive articles about her opponent, Donald Trump.
2017-10-21: NY Post: Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media燽ias, by Ken Stern
Ken Stern, the former CEO of National Public Radio and author of the new book "Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right", describes his year-long visits to people in "fly-over country" to understand their view of the world and why they despise the mainstream media.
2017-10-19: WaPo: George Soros, "superpower for democracy" -- SAY WHAT???
(The Washington Post lauds George Soros, the largest funder of Leftist causes including Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and anti-free-speech rallies -- chaos and anarchy in general against stable democratic societies. Either the Post is completely ignorant of Soros' ambitions, or they are complicit in his scheme to destroy democracy in America and around the world.)
2017-10-14: Daily Caller: Soros funds study on White Working-Class Voters, by Eric Owens
A research study funded by George Soros sheds light on the values of white working-class voters in the U.S. Among the findings: 1) Trump was their 'hope and change' candidate for 2016; 2) they utterly detest Hillary Clinton; 3) they view themselves as hard workers who value honesty; 4) they're tired of political correctness and identity politics; 5) they strongly oppose illegal immigration; 6) they feel abandoned or exiled by the Democrats.
2017-10-13: Project Veritas: American Pravda - NYT Part 1; NYT Part 2;
-- American Pravda, NYT Part I - Slanting the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection
-- American Pravda, NYT Part II - Exploiting Social Media & Manipulating the News
-- O'Keefe Response: NYT Exec Editor Calls Him "despicable," Says Veritas Videos, "damaging"
2017-10-12: JWR: It's 1968 all over again, by Victor Davis Hanson
In 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. It appears as if 2017 might be another 1968. After the polarizing Obama presidency and the contested election of Donald Trump, the country is once again split in two, both ideologically and geographically -- with the two liberal coasts pitted against red-state America in between.
2017-10-12: Daily Caller: Corruption and failing standards at West Point, by Patrick Granger
Former West Point professor LTC Robert M. Heffington issued an open letter to West Point graduates earlier this week blasting the superintendent, commandant, and dean of the military academy for contributing to a "culture of permissiveness". He says systemic problems have led to a decline in honor, standards and meritocracy and an "embrace of mediocrity".
2017-10-06: Epoch Times: Antifa Tied to Communist Revolutionary Groups, by Joshua Philipp
A new documentary exposes the far-left extremist group Antifa and its ties to communist revolutionary groups in the United States. It shows that the group of masked, black-clad protesters known for using violence and intimidation to silence conservatives may have an agenda pushed from behind the scenes.
2017-10-05: WT: Players' union teams with George Soros to destroy NFL, by Valerie Richardson
Even before its feud over the national anthem with President Trump, the NFL Players Association wasn't on the same political team as many of its fans, judging from its contributions to leftist advocacy groups. Tax documents show the NFLPA aligning with George Soros and other liberal organizations like Planned Parenthood in support of the left's agenda.
2017-10-01: WT: The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left -- Book Review
With respect to Democrats, Mr. D'Souza describes Franklin D. Roosevelt as "the inventor of American fascism," and Woodrow Wilson as his "proto-fascist predecessor." He believes "FDR and his modern-day progeny are far closer to fascism and Nazism than they care to admit." In his view, "FDR is the one who set the modern left on its fascist road."
2017-09-xx: JW: Special Report - Exposing the Deep State
The Deep State constitutes a direct challenge to our republican form of government. Working primarily through the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, the Deep State is actively engaged in subversive measures designed to delegitimize Donald Trump, cause the American people to lose faith in their president, destroy the Trump presidency and eventually impeach him or put him in jail.
2017-09-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Dinesh D'Souza, on Nazi roots of the American Left
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q with Dinesh D'Souza, conservative writer and filmmaker, author of The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left -- especially timely in the wake of what happened in Charlottesville.
2017-09-xx: Limbaugh: Will Republicans Blow Their Greatest Opportunity?
Democrat policies aren't working for people -- they fail, every time they're tried. That's what the Republicans are missing! They're blowing the greatest chance imaginable to deal liberalism a lethal blow electorally, to reduce Democrats to a weak, hollowed-out shadow of their former status for a generation.
2017-09-27: WT: Trump guts tax code: Slashes rates, kills death tax, by S.A. Miller
President Trump unveiled a sweeping tax reform plan Wednesday that dramatically lowers rates, expands the amount of tax-free income everyone can pocket and simplifies the code to a one-page return for most Americans. The U.S. would adopt a territorial tax system like most countries, and the death tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax would be repealed.
2017-09-25: JWR: The thing America strives for most? Complacency, by George Will
For 40 years, "we have been building toward stasis," with a diminishing "sense of urgency." Americans and American businesses are, on average, older than ever. Interstate migration -- a risk-taking investment in a hoped-for future -- has been declining since the mid-1980s. (Quotes from GMU's Professor Tyler Cowen.)
2017-09-14: WT: And now for the REAL Russia collusion story, by L. Todd Wood
While the Russian-Trump collusion theory is proving a dry hole, there's ample evidence of Russian collusion with the previous administration. Russia, heavily dependent on high oil prices, paid heavily into so-called environmental groups to hinder America's fracking industry and pipeline construction. And Russia paid Hillary well for approving Russia's acquisition of 20% of U.S. uranium reserves.
2017-09-12: Examiner: Rogue CFPB federal agency needs to be reigned in, by Mike Hunter
Lord Acton once said that "power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the quintessential example of what happens when accountability to Congress and the president is removed -- when there are no checks and balances on the power of an unelected bureaucrat.
2017-09-12: Examiner: Barack Obama, the former president who won't go away, by W. James Antle
The Obama rapid response team quickly swung into action against the latest Republican move on immigration last week, and Obama continues with unseemly activity for a former president. With former AG Eric Holder acting as his front man, and George Soros providing funding, Obama continues to act as a "president-in-exile".
2017-09-07: WT: Wildfires in the West revive push to thin federal forests, by V. Richardson
Westerners are sick of the catastrophic wildfires by now so predictable that they practically have their own season. Every year, Republicans have sought to reduce the fire danger by thinning the overgrown federal forests, meeting with resistance every time from environmentalists. But 2017 may finally see the breaking of the political logjam.
2017-09-07: WT: Out-of-state voters tipped New Hampshire to Hillary, by Rowan Scarborough
More than 6,500 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver's licenses, mostly from solidly-Democrat Massachusetts. Democrat Hillary Clinton defeated Republican Donald Trump in New Hampshire by 2,736 votes. And Democrat challenger Maggie Hassan defeated incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte by 1,017 votes for the U.S. Senate seat.
2017-09-05: WT: Navy War College taking on a kinder, gentler identity, by Gary Anderson
Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, the president of the Naval War College (NWC), recently announced a radical set of reforms to make the institution more like liberal arts universities such as Brown and the University of Rhode Island. He wants to hire faculty who don't necessarily agree with the Pentagon and bring in more foreign professors to internationalize the institution.
2017-09-04: WT: Labor Day thoughts from President Reagan, 1981 and Henry Ford, 1922.
2017-09-01: Free Beacon: The Irrelevant Democrats, by Matthew Continetti
Whatever name they go by -- antifa, cultural Marxists, social justice warriors, Black Lives Matter -- it is the left, not the liberals, who are the most active and energetic counter-Trump force in America today. The Democrats are irrelevant to the power equation in Donald Trump's Washington.
2017-08-31: WT: Southern Poverty Law Center, the Left's premier hate group, by Wesley Pruden
No organization exploits misery and suffering like the Southern Poverty Law Center, which makes millions off the hate it promotes in the name of tolerance. The poverty players have raised so much money from credulous big-hearted donors that is has to float millions of dollars to banks in the Caribbean to avoid scrutiny -- and U.S. taxes.
2017-08-21: WT: All aboard the censor ship -- Editorial
It's sad when free speech, once regarded by everyone as the bedrock of democracy, has become a "side" that could trigger the outrage of thousands of counterprotesters. White supremacy is un-American, and so is opposition to free speech.
2017-08-20: WT: Replacing the Republican Party, by Angelo M. Codevilla
There is no doubt that today's America is ruled by a single ruling party and that the Republican Party is part of that party rather than an alternative to it. Why vote Republican when that results, rhetoric aside, in being governed as by Democrats? America needs a true alternative to our ruling Uni-party, a true second party.
2017-08-18: NRA: Justice Department Terminates and Repudiates 'Operation Chokepoint'
This week the Department of Justice made clear that the Obama Administration's underhanded attack on the gun industry using the banking system -- better known as 'Operation Chokepoint' -- is over, and will not be undertaken again. Initiated in 2013, Operation Chokepoint sought to deter banks from conducting business with companies that engaged in commerce that the Obama administration viewed as undesirable.
2017-08-18: JWR: Intolerance is the game the fearful and frightened play, by Suzanne Fields
Identity politics has gone over the top, and the flood of intolerance is drenching everyone. What began as a campaign to re-right injustice has created injustice. What was meant to change attitudes toward intolerance has become intolerance enthroned.
2017-08-15: WT: Teaching history amid America's history gap, by Deborah Simmons
Are we even teaching history to children anymore? We teach that blacks served on the Union side of the Civil War. Do we teach that blacks also served on the Confederate side, too? More important, once most or all of the Confederate statues are removed, what's next? The culture of ignorance is obvious, as is Americans' history gap.
2017-08-15: Daily Caller: Corporations Increasingly Serve As Arbiters Of Public Morality
Major corporations are increasingly expected by left-wing activists to weigh in on issues of public morality. Companies who take an insufficient moral stance on public issues can oftentimes find themselves targeted by those activists. So Google, Facebook, GoDaddy, Starbucks, et al get on board, while Chick-Fil-A and Fox News' advertisers are targeted.
2017-08-14: Squawker: Leftist Identity Politics Caused the Violence in Charlottesville
What happened in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday August 12 was a tragedy. According to the leftist influenced peanut gallery on social media, we must simply condemn white nationalism in all its forms, despite clear evidence that all sides were at fault. There is a powerful force on the left that seeks to turn tragedy into opportunity and to turn disagreements into revolution.
2017-08-13: WT: Beware the Obamacare industrial complex, by Stephen Moore
Obamacare is now like a cocaine junkie hooked on federal payments. Obamacare will need at least $10 billion more to keep the system solvent this year. You can call this a bailout or just a swindle of taxpayers. Either way, taxpayers get shafted (again) and the Obamacare industrial complex gets fat and happy.
2017-08-13: WT: Google favors 'diversity' over technical innovation, by Rebecca Hagelin
I commend Mr. Damore for exposing Google's nonsense and for initiating a national conversation on just how divisive "diversity" mandates can be. Google has clearly demonstrated that it would rather be "politically correct" than to work at creating an environment that brings their employees "together to do the very best for the people they serve."
2017-08-09: Philly Inquirer: Let's celebrate the culture of the 1950s, by Wax & Alexander
Today, too few Americans are qualified for jobs, many college students lack basic skills, high school students rank low academically, and almost half of all children are born out of wedlock. These and other maladies result from the breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture of the 1950's.
2017-08-06: Epoch Times: Watchdog Group Threatens Lawsuit Over Voter Fraud in California
Nearly a dozen California counties had more registered voters on their voter rolls than people of voting age in their county, and Judicial Watch is warning the state to clean them up or face a federal lawsuit. The number of registered voters in Los Angeles county stands at 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.
2017-08-03: WT: Illegals cost taxpayers nearly $750 billion over lifetime, by Stephen Dinan
Deporting the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would cost nearly $125 billion, but allowing them to remain in the U.S. could cost taxpayers far more, according to a new report being released Thursday by a think tank that wants to see stricter immigration limits.
2017-07-23: Fx Free Citizen: The War in the Courts, by Gary Porter
It is no secret that certain federal judges have "yield[ed] themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day." Not content with that, some seem to have actively enlisted in the Left's "army".
2017-07-18: Bull Elephant: The Death of Consequences, by Michael Giere
We are witnessing the death of consequences for any catastrophe, illegality, culpability or just plain idiocy. Only intentions, not results, matter. We're reaping what we have sown, of course. This process has been underway for fifty years, but has picked up to a furious pace.
2017-07-12: WT: Conservative parents turn away from universities, by Bradford Richardson
An admissions letter from Harvard University was once considered cause for celebration, but in conservative households, that may be changing. The educational environment has become so distempered that many parents are now looking elsewhere, such as conservative Hillsdale College. Such attitudes could eventually affect colleges' endowments and state funding.
2017-07-10: WT: The dirty secret behind the Senate's Obamacare quandary, by Angelo Codevilla
The reason why Republicans prop up Obamacare rather than tear it down is that they are even more beholden to the insurance companies and hospital chains than the Democrats who passed it in the first place.
2017-07-04: FCTA: The Three Reasons Republicans Never Cut Taxes, by Arthur Purves
Republicans are actors on the Left's stage and are captives to the Left's rules. As long as Republicans allow the dissolution of the republic through the 17th amendment, agree that government owes everyone a living, and believe the myth that man-made laws can create virtue, they will be trapped into raising taxes for the welfare state. And there is never enough money for the welfare state.
2017-06-xx: IMPRIMUS: 2016 Election and Demise of Journalistic Standards, by Michael Goodwin
Imprimis lecture by Michael Goodwin, chief political columnist for The New York Post
2017-06-26: Project Veritas: CNN admits their Trump-Russia narrative is FAKE NEWS
Project Veritas has released a video (8:48 min) of CNN Producer John Bonifield, who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN's Russia narrative. "All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you're just like, that's adorable. That's adorable. This is a business."
2017-06-22: WT: Susan Rice malfeasance locked in Obama's archive, by Dan Boylan, Guy Taylor
The Deep State is slow-walking the delivery of subpoenaed records on former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice's handling of classified information and the "unmasking" of Trump campaign workers -- material that middle-level NSC managers claim was transferred to President Obama's library and could "remain closed to the public for five years."
2017-06-22: WT: For Democrats, the party's over and no place to call home, by Wesley Pruden
George McGovern was the party's experiment in trying to light a fire with something from the left wing woodpile, and when the logs are wet it's hard to do that.
2017-06-22: WT: Report says 1.4 million illegals working under stolen SSNs, by Stephen Dinan
Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else's legal identity, and the IRS doesn't do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they're being impersonated, the tax agency's inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
2017-06-21: WT: Nearly 30% of illegal immigrant children at border have ties to MS-13, gangs
Nearly 30 percent of the illegal immigrant children the U.S. is currently holding in its secure dormitories have ties to criminal gangs, the government revealed Wednesday, suggesting the Obama-era surge of Central Americans has fed the country's growing problem with MS-13 and other gangs.
2017-06-19: WT: Study of non-citizen votes close to Trump's number, by Rowan Scarborough
A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates. As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.
2017-06-14: WaPo: Another MSM-inspired Bernie supporter guns down GOP in Alexandria
Bernie supporter James Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois unleashed a barrage of gunfire Wednesday at a park in Alexandria, Va., as Republican members of Congress held a morning baseball practice, wounding five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.). Fortunately, Capitol Police were on hand with weapons to prevent a mass murder.
2017-06-14: Epoch Times: Bank Money - 'The Root of All Evil', by Valentin Schmid
The one force that causes the most harm in our economy also happens to be the least well-known and understood. In the United States and most other countries, the government grants private banks the right to create money out of nothing and forces individuals to accept said money as legal tender and to use it to pay their taxes.
2017-06-14: Ars Technica: Navy may resurrect retired Perry-class frigates, by Sean Gallagher
The Navy is looking at "every trick" to grow the fleet more quickly towards the Navy's goal of 355 ships, including extending the lives of ships already in the fleet and "bringing ships back." The Perry class ships were the Navy's equivalent of the Air Force's A-10 Thunderbolt II -- workhorse ships that lacked glamor, but performed missions essential to the fleet.
2017-06-14: Daily Caller: A Code Of Ethics For K-12 Educators, by David Horowitz, Mark Tapson
Since the '60s, American colleges and universities have been fundamentally transformed from institutions of higher learning to mills of political indoctrination. Now through the leftwing schools of education, the tentacles of that "social justice" indoctrination now latch onto youthful minds in secondary schools beginning in kindergarten. Today's young college arrivals are shoddily educated but already steeped in leftwing propaganda.
2017-06-02: CatholicCurture.org: How conservative ideas are censored, by Phil Lawler
In America today, the fields of education, the media, and entertainment are all dominated by the Left. Conservative activists have put their trust in the political system, leaving these fields uncontested. Conservatives have been busy trying to shape the country's laws; liberals meanwhile have been shaping the country's children.
2017-05-31: WT: Obama's 2016 regulations cost economy $2 trillion a year, by David Sherfinski
The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door in 2016, leaving an administrative state that saps the economy of nearly $2 trillion a year, or about $15,000 per household. Some scholars say it's time to push the federal courts to roll back regulatory power and force it back into the hands of Congress.
2017-05-20: Examiner: Where Anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome comes from, by Ying Ma
... Remember also that all those sophisticated anti-Trump voters with college or advanced degrees likely first learned to hate those with whom they disagree on the very university campuses that have failed to teach critical thinking and intellectual tolerance.
2017-05-19: OANN: The Mysterious Death of Seth Rich (Video 6:13)
The death of DNC staffer Seth Rich is stirring up national controversy as conflicting reports continue pouring in and pressure to spike the story grow ever louder -- even at Fox News. This is the first of a 3-part documentary being shown by One America News, whose site was forced to remove the content after serious DoS attacks ensued. So obviously some people don't want any distractions from their Russia-DNC-Wikileaks conspiracy theory.
2017-05-18: WT: Why swamp fever must be cured, by Stephen B. Presser
The battle: Mr. Trump and his supporters believe that it is the job of government to protect the basic economic rights of the citizen, but also to promote individual initiative, to allow maximum freedom to market mechanisms, to lower taxes, and to maintain the rule of law. Mr. Trump's opponents believe that it is the job of government to promote reverse discrimination, to redistribute economic resources, and to implement central planning of the economy.
2017-05-18: WT: Anything goes in the Great American Snipe Hunt, by Wesley Pruden
Now anything goes. All restraints are loosened, all self-discipline trashed. There's no cure or even treatment for Trump Derangement Syndrome, a disease as wild and as swiftly lethal as anything imported from the Ebola River valley of the dark continent. The rules and taboos that once guided even the sleaziest excuse for a newspaper no longer apply.
2017-05-18: Free Beacon: 7.2 Million Voter Registrations Are Duplicated in Multiple States
More than 7 million voter registrations appear to be registered in two states simultaneously. The new voter data was gathered from the Kansas-run interstate voter registration crosscheck program, which is used to identify "possible duplicate registrations among states."
2017-05-08: WT: Professor out after fighting Duke's racism 'training', by Bradford Richardson
Paul Griffiths, Warren professor of Catholic theology, is resigning from the Duke Divinity School after colleagues and administrators tried to punish him for publicly criticizing a "training" program espousing a liberal view of racism. He is just the latest academic to find himself out of a job for refusing to toe the progressive line.
2017-05-07: WND: Obama tripled 'unmaskings' in 2016 election year, by Garth Kant
An official government report indicates the Obama administration requested the unmasking of almost three times as many Americans under surveillance during the election year of 2016 than during the year before. Unmasking is the revealing of names within the intelligence community of U.S. citizens whose communications were monitored during foreign surveillance.
2017-05-04: WT: Republicans eat another 'crap sandwich' on health care, by Charles Hurt
Congratulations, House Republicans. You just passed the second-worst socialized medicine bill in American history. And, if it passes the U.S. Senate, you will own the disaster formerly known as Obamacare -- just in time for the 2018 elections.
2017-05-04: WT: FBI finds 'de-policing after anti-cop hostility, by Valerie Richardson
An unclassified FBI study on last year's cop-killing spree found officers are "de-policing" amid concerns that anti-police defiance fueled in part by movements like BlacKKK Lives Matter has become the "new norm". The study finds 28% of assailants were motivated by hatred of police and a desire to "kill law enforcement", with the remainder just wanting to avoid custody.
2017-05-02: WT: Ann Coulter and campus outrage, by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
American colleges now resemble reeducation camps, thanks to radical professors. I cannot imagine any intelligent person wanting anything to do with most universities, much less wanting to lecture at one. Why would Ann Coulter want to speak at U.C. Berkeley? Why would any intelligent person want to speak at almost any university in the country?
2017-04-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Left's War on Free Speech, by Kimberley Strassel
Imprimis lecture by Kimberley Strassel, author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech
2017-04-23: WT: Presidential popularity parallels dollar strength, by S. Moore J. Tammy
Strong dollar presidents have been economically successful (JFK, Reagan, Clinton) and weak dollar presidents have been mostly unsuccessful and unpopular (Nixon, Ford, Carter, G.W. Bush, Obama). Correlation is not causation, but it is instructive.
2017-04-16: WT: Democrats latching onto 'completely false' (Dem-funded) Russia dossier
Not one of the sensational allegations in the Democrat-financed memos from former British spy Christopher Steele has been verified independently, at least publicly. Yet Democrats are citing the dossier as a reason to achieve their major political objective -- an independent investigative commission on Trump-Russia.
2017-04-12: Sun Gazette: Single-payer is the exact wrong way to go, by Donna Hurlock, M.D.
Many seem to think that having a health-insurance policy equals having access to health care. So having "coverage" is their goal, and forcing working people to pay for "coverage" for non-working people through taxes is somehow seen to be virtuous. Sadly, this is terribly misguided.
2017-04-06: WT: The United States in World War I -- 100 Years Later
World War I is central to American and world history, but few Americans are aware of its importance. These 26 articles, presented by the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission, are thus offered to the curious reader.
2017-04-05: Tablet Mag: The Obama Spying Scandal Started Long Before Trump, by Lee Smith
At least as far back as the Iran Deal, the Obama administration weaponized the NSA's legitimate monitoring of communications of foreign officials to stay one step ahead of domestic political opponents. Intelligence collected on Americans, lawmakers, and figures in the pro-Israel community was fed back to the Obama White House as part of its political operations.
2017-04-03: NY Post: The Russia 'scandal' now looks like a Team Obama operation -- Editorial
It's no surprise that US spooks intercept foreign officials' calls. But to "unmask" the Americans' names on the other end is rare. The Obama administration not only unmasked Trump associates' contacts with the Russians, but changed the classification of the unmasked transcripts, and other similar material, in order to spread the information as widely as possible within the government.
2017-04-02: WT: Trump should inflict Obamacare on members of Congress -- Editorial
To inspire Congress to address the Obamacare mess, Trump should direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to cancel a certain congressional exemption from Obamacare -- it's probably illegal, anyway -- and this would require senators, representatives and their staffs to live with the rest of us without the generous premium subsidies members of Congress now receive.
2017-03-27: Frontpage Mag: The Civil War [with the Left] is Here, by Daniel Greenfield
A civil war has begun. This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn't want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn't control.
2017-03-23: WT: Social warriors, sometimes, by Kelly Riddell
Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation's psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they're even true -- remember the Duke lacrosse team and the UVa fraternity. But a Rockville, Maryland high school rape case involving two illegal aliens is virtually ignored in the mainstream media -- it goes against their liberal narrative.
2017-03-19: WT: Maryland county's count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S.
In Frederick County, a check against jury pools found that nearly 180 noncitizens were registered to vote, and 63 of these had voted, some in multiple elections. Such numbers offer a limited snapshot from a handful of jury pools, but they indicate that noncitizens are in fact registered to vote and are casting ballots in federal, state and local elections.
2017-03-16: WT: Transgendered child abuse, by Kelly Riddell
As many as 98% of gender-confused boys and 88% of gender-confused girls accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. The trend of medicating young children toward their 'authentic selves' is wrong and dangerous, and amounts to child abuse in the name of social justice.
2017-03-16: WT: The hateful idea of hate crime -- Editorial
Hate-crime laws enshrine the concept that some lives are worth more than other lives and thus more deserving of protection than others -- like the barnyard pigs in George Orwell's cautionary tale, Animal Farm.
2017-03-14: WT: Number of sanctuary cities nears 500 (listed here), by Stephen Dinan
Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that's tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there's been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump's election.
2017-03-07: Daily Signal: House Republican Health Care Bill Misses the Mark, by Ed Haislmaier
This bill misses the mark primarily because it fails to correct the features of Obamacare that drove up health care costs. Congress should continue to focus on first repealing the failed policy of Obamacare and then act to offer patient-centered, market-based replacement reforms.
2017-03-03: Breitbart: Mark Levin says Obama conducting 'Silent Coup' vs Trump, by J. Pollak
The Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information would be leaked to the media.
2017-03-01: Epoch Times: Sanctuary Policies Shield Convicted Criminals From Feds
The number of illegal immigrants handed over to authorities nationwide is less than 3 percent of what it was six years ago, thanks to a suite of sanctuary policies at the local level combined with a hands-off approach at the federal level in recent years. So immigration agents are now forced to the streets to find criminal aliens released by local jails.
2017-03-01: Daily Mail: Obama and Valerie Jarrett plan Trump insurgency from Kalorama
EXCLUSIVE: Barack Obama's close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, which is now the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump. Obama's goal is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment, a family friend tells DailyMail.com.
2017-02-23: Epoch Times: Immigration Economics, by Valentin Schmid
Unlike the make-it-on-your-own-or-die immigration polices of the 19th century, the modern welfare state has fundamentally changed the incentives of immigration. Today, it has become the largest anti-poverty program in the world. The question becomes if the native population is ready to pay the price.
2017-02-22: WT: Feds no longer push transgender bathrooms, leave to states, by B. Richardson
The Departments of Education and Justice on Wednesday issued a two-page letter reversing the Obama-era edict, saying that Title IX's prohibition on "sex" discrimination in education DOES NOT also apply to gender identity. The guidance also said the federal government must recognize "the primary role of the States and local school districts in establishing education policy."
2017-02-20: WaPo: Trump advisor views Islam itself as the problem, by Greg Jaffe (Horrified!)
For much of the past 16 years, Bush and Obama had played down Islam's role in fueling terrorism. But deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka realizes the terror threat is rooted in Islam and "martial" parts of the Koran that he says predispose some Muslims to acts of terror. (A very good article, once you ignore the Post's bias against Gorka's perspective.)
2017-02-20: WT: Lower Obamacare premiums using high-risk pools, by Betsy McCaughey
The key is high-risk pools, not Paul Ryan's Obamacare-lite. There are, at most, 500,000 people in the individual market who would need high-risk coverage -- not the millions Democrats claim. Covering each of them will cost at least $32,000 a year. That's $16 billion or more a year, versus the $56 billion the nation currently shells out on Obamacare subsidies.
2017-02-20: WT: Finding the Flynn leak in the "Dark State" -- Editorial
There is no evidence that Mr. Flynn's telephone calls constituted any collusion with the Russians. There is, however, suspicion that U.S. intelligence agents broke the law, either in spying on Mr. Flynn or in leaking his telephone recordings to the abundant reporters in the opposition press.
2017-02-15: WT: Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics illegally registered to vote
The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers.
2017-02-14: WT: Could North Korea deliver EMP to U.S. today?, by Peter Vincent Pry
When might North Korean develop missiles capable of striking the United States? Today. North Korea launched satellites in a polar south-to-north orbit in 2012 and 2016. Should these satellites contain low-yield nuclear payloads, Kim could, at will and without fingerprints, knock out the nation's entire electrical grid for over a year.
2017-02-12: WT: Think tank backs ODU study on non-citizen voter fraud, by Rowan Scarborough
"Contrary to the claims of certain major media outlets and fact checkers, a comprehensive analysis of polling data, election records and government investigations shows that many noncitizens vote illegally in U.S. elections." -- 'Just Facts' President James D. Agresti
2017-02-11: NY Post: How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump's presidency, by Paul Sperry
Obama isn't following the usual post-presidential hands-off. He's working behind the scenes to set up effectively a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular "America First" agenda. His 'Organizing for Action' helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots.
2017-02-10: Epoch Times: Innovation Key to Job Growth in America, by Emel Akan
After decades of globalization, manufacturing needs to return to U.S. shores. It turns out that when a country loses the capability to manufacture, it loses the ability to innovate and compete as well. With apologies to Thomas Friedman, the world is not so flat, and distance still matters in certain industries.
2017-02-08: WaPo: The Disaster that is Obamacare [buried on page A15], by Dan Gorenstein
Although this Post article doesn't mention Obamacare, it bemoans the high-deductible insurance policies that Obamacare spawned, making even a Harvard medical doctor stay home rather than enter an ER with a potential heart attack. The article instead criticizes consumers for not price-shopping more effectively.
2017-02-06: City Journal: No Thug Left Behind [in Public Education], by Katherine Kersten
President Obama's Dept of Education made "racial equity" in school discipline one of its top priorities. The public schools of St. Paul, Minnesota have led the way in this racial-equity crusade. The violence and chaos that racial-equity policies have produced there should sound alarms across the nation about what can be expected by pursuing this course.
2017-02-05: WT: BSA's moral compromising induces Scouting alternatives -- Editorial
One of the fastest-growing alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America is Trail Life USA, which is faith-based but non-sectarian. It was organized in 2013, and is a partner with American Heritage Girls, an alternative to the Girl Scouts of America.
2017-02-02: TIME: Steve Bannon, Second Most Powerful Man in the World?, by David Von Drehle
"Anytime you do anything hugely successful that challenges a failed orthodoxy, you're going to see protests," Steve Bannon told CBS News. "In fact, if nobody is disagreeing with what you're doing, then you're probably not doing anything that really matters in the scheme of things."
2017-01-xx: Limbaugh: My conversation with Tucker Carlson
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q with Tucker Carlson, longtime conservative commentator, cofounder of The Daily Caller, and host of the hot new show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on the Fox News channel.
2017-01-xx: IMPRIMUS: How and Why the Senate Must Reform the Filibuster, by Tom McClintock
Imprimis lecture by Tom McClintock, U.S. House of Representatives.
2017-01-27: Grabien.com: Hard to beat #44 for chilling press freedom
After all, the Obama Administration literally tried imprisoning an uncooperative journalist, monitored journalists' every digital move, and "hammered" at least one challenging reporter with IRS audits.
2017-01-26: WT: ODU study bolsters Trump's non-citizen voter assertion, by Rowan Scarborough
Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting. He reports that 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. So Hillary could have garnered 800,000+ votes from non-citizens, still far short of Trump's 5 million estimate.
2017-01-20: WhiteHouse.gov: Full text of President Donald Trump's Inaugural Address
2017-01-20: Examiner: James O'Keefe "going after the media next", by Miaread McArdle
"We're just getting started, I'm telling you. Everyone's saying, who are you going after next? I'm going to tell you. I'll make it public. I'm going after the media next." -- James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, at the DeploraBall held at the National Press Club.
2017-01-19: Politico: Democrats in the Wilderness, by Edward-Isaac Dovere
The Democrat Party is in full panic mode after the 2010, 1014 and 2016 elections. There hasn't been an American political party in worse shape in living memory. And there may never have been a party less ready to confront it.
2017-01-18: NBC News: Democrats Left in the Lurch Electorally, by Alex Seitz-Wald
The Democrat Party finds itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party's creation. Part of the problem is their unintentional self-gerrymandering into the major urban areas, which is arguably a bigger handicap than the GOP's intentional gerrymandering.
2017-01-13: CNS News: Political Correctness, a Tool of Liberal Coercion, by Rabbi Aryeh Spero
Political correctness is a deliberate tool used by the Left to intimidate conservatives and people of faith into silence, with the goal of making our classic and time-tested opinions illegitimate. It is the liberal version of Islamic blasphemy laws, ruthlessly excising anyone who questions or strays from the leftwing cultural and social dogmas. It is the most un-American development in our lifetime.
2017-01-11: WT: Colleges reshape civics to 'Rules for Radicals', by Bradford Richardson
Instead of conferring an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, American history and Western civilization upon students, progressive activists have coaxed colleges and universities into defining civics education to mean community organizing, service learning and civic engagement toward progressive ends. -- National Association of Scholars report
2017-01-08: WT: Speaking FOR a border adjustable tax system, by Stephen Moore
America must fix its corporate tax system, which punishes domestic production and rewards foreign production. Instead, a 15% border adjustable tax would turn this around, by in effect placing the tax on consumption rather than production -- similar in concept to the value-added tax (VAT) used in Europe -- and end all talk of tariffs and trade wars.
2017-01-08: WT: Speaking AGAINST a border adjustable tax system, by Brian J Wise
A consumption tax, which this new reform package effectively creates, is not necessarily a bad idea, but it must be accompanied by reductions in the individual income tax for those consumers. Otherwise, the border adjustment is simply a tax increase on hardworking American consumers.
2017-01-04: Downsizing Fed Govt: History and Costs of Urban Transit, by Randal O'Toole
American taxpayers can no longer afford costly and inefficient government transit systems, particularly rail transit systems. Federal subsidies ought to be eliminated and local governments should open transit to private and entrepreneurial solutions to relieving congestion.
2017-01-02: Breitbart: A look back at Obama's 'Scandal-Free' presidency, by John Hayward
President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning "this administration hasn't had a scandal" over and over again will make history disappear. But here's the 18 I remember.
2016-xx-xx: FCTA: U.S. Congressional Contacts, Key Votes: Incl email addresses (if available)
2016-12-xx: Limbaugh: The Defeat of the Elites
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush describes how the ruling class has been tossed on the ash heap of history. And the Clintons have -- finally -- been dispatched into the deep.
2016-12-xx: Limbaugh: Bo Snerdley's post-election conversation with ME
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush agrees to be the December 2016 issue's interviewee, with questions fielded by his trusty sidekick, Bo Snerdley.
2016-12-xx: IMPRIMUS: A More American Conservatism, by Larry P. Arnn
Imprimis lecture by Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College.
2016-12-29: The Atlantic: Democrats Have a Religion Problem, by Emma Green
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party's illiteracy on and hostility toward faith.
2016-12-25: WT: Political correctness and opioids [Don't mention its from China or Mexico]
While a recent CDC report on opioid deaths describes in detail the heroin epidemic, there is precisely zero discussion of the sources of the problem. The words "Mexico," "China" (source of fentanyl), "the border," "cartels" or "trafficking" do not appear. And the mainstream media seem to be conspiring to omit these details in their coverage of the opioid problem in this country.
2016-12-25: WT: Obama has reshaped federal courts for decades, by Dave Boyer
President Obama has reshaped the federal courts for decades to come with a record number of women and minorities appointed to lifetime judgeships. Of the more than 340 judges nominated by Mr. Obama and confirmed by the Senate, about 42% are women, 19% are black and 11% are Hispanic -- more female and minority appointees than any other president.
2016-12-21: AP: DEA chemists race to identify synthetic opioids, by Erika Kinetz
The proliferation of rapidly evolving synthetic opioids has become so fierce that the DEA says they now constitute an entire new class of drugs, which are fueling the deadliest addiction crisis the United States has ever seen. The fentanyl-like drugs are pouring in primarily from China, U.S. officials say, and laws cannot keep pace with the speed of scientific innovation.
2016-12-18: WT: Obama Dems decry Trump's Putin ties - after own Russia outreach fizzles
Liberals are condemning President-elect Donald Trump and his people for supposed links to Vladimir Putin, but there was a time when Democrats were ingratiating themselves to the autocratic Russian leader and his country's money. It was the Obama administration that opened the gates to deeper business and personal relationships with Mr. Putin.
2016-12-16: Epoch Times: Debt Nation: The Problem, the Solutions, by Valentin Schmid
We have too much debt, but there are some good solutions for getting out of debtors' prison and kick-starting the economy again. The financial system based on bank debt is flawed. However, ideas such as quantitative easing for the private sector or allowing banks to write down their losses over several years hold promise for freeing the economy from debtors' prison.
2016-12-13: FCTA: 2016 Presidential Results, EV vs Popular Vote In Extremis, by David Swink
The actual 2016 state-by-state Presidential election results are shown, with Trump's 306-232 electoral count against Clinton's 2% popular vote lead. Plus a thought experiment is provided demonstrating how far this deviation could go in theory.
2016-12-10: Examiner: Ben Carson's HUD to kill Obama's "slum housing" rule, by Joseph Lawler
Of everything that President Obama has done that President-elect Trump stands to undo, perhaps no policy better symbolizes the differences between the two than a housing rule meant to reshape towns and counties across America. Local governments were threatened with loss of federal funding if they didn't rezone neighborhood to accommodate public housing.
2016-12-07: Gateway Pundit: Michigan Recount Uncovers Serious Voter Fraud in Detroit
More bad news for Democrats. Green Party candidate Jill Stein's Michigan recount unintentionally exposed this major voting fraud scandal. In Detroit, one of the chief ways they engage in voter fraud is to count the same ballot MULTIPLE times -- up to six times in some precincts.
2016-12-07: , by Randolph G. Russell -- Book Review
The idea for American History in No Time began with the author's realization that his children did not know many things he assumed they were learning in school. And bookstores had no short, easy-to-read offerings. So the author has provided an easily digestible history of America from before Columbus to the present day, laying out the basics of our culture, or the "big picture", in around a hundred pages.
2016-12-06: WaPo: U.S. high schoolers drop further behind internationally, by Joe Heim
In the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) measuring math literacy in 2015, U.S. students ranked 40th in the world. The U.S. ranked 25th in science literacy and 24th in reading literacy. Singapore topped all nations in all three categories. China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Switzerland, Estonia, Australia and New Zealand were among the other top-performing countries.
2016-12-06: Rxaminer: Presidential election major setback for cultural Marxism, by V. Gaetan
Saul Alinsky was a disciple of the Frankfort School concluded that to end working class passivity, the pillars of Western civilization, especially the nuclear family and Christianity, had to be destroyed. This is cultural Marxism, and it pervades American universities and the entire Liberal/Progressive/Democrat Party movement. They lost this time. Don't expect them to surrender.
2016-11-22: The Federalist: Meet the Intolerant Vulgarians of the Dirtbag Left
The spasms of outrage and protest that have rocked the country since Donald Trump's election have revealed what should have been plain to see for a long time: progressives are through debating; they are interested only in enforcing their views. They believe they have won the culture wars, that there is no room left for dissent.
2016-11-18: Epoch Times: Election Gives Media Chance to Change Course, by Stephen Gregory
"By and large, talented reporters scrambled to match stories with what internally was often called 'the narrative'. We were occasionally asked to map a narrative for our various beats a year in advance, square the plan with editors, then generate stories that fit the pre-designated line." -- Michael Cieply, relating his 12 years at the New York Times as a reporter and editor
2016-11-18: Breitbart: Public supports Trump's immigration policies -- hidden Ipsos poll
A just-released Ipsos poll shows that Donald Trump's campaign-trail immigration and labor policies have overwhelming public support, and strong opposition from just one-sixth of voters. Ipsos conducted the poll in September and hid the pro-Trump answers until Nov. 16, a week after the election.
2016-11-17: Fox News: The five essential reasons Hillary lost, by Bryan Wright (a Democrat)
The past week has been difficult for my Democratic party. After all, it's not particularly fun to lose, especially to a man that many in country view with great suspicion and apprehension. But shifting responsibility to false boogeymen will lead to a far greater loss: the credibility that we need to convince the American people to listen to our vision for the country.
2016-11-17: BCN: What Led to Post-Election College Campus Protests?, by Dr. Everett Piper
My response in brief: Why would you expect anything different? This is what you get when you send your kids off to colleges and universities that teach politically correct pablum rather than the time-tested truths of a free people and civil society.
2016-11-16: NYT: The End of Identity Liberalism, by Mark Lilla - a Liberal Columbia prof
In recent years American Liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender and sexual identity that has distorted Liberalism's message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing. ... We need a post-identity Liberalism, and it should draw from the past successes of pre-identity Liberalism.
2016-11-15: WT: The Obama legacy -- Editorial
A president's legacy is shaped by his deeds, not by his wishes, hopes and dreams. There's nothing Barack Obama can do now to influence the unforgiving verdict of history.
2016-11-13: WT: Obama IRS denies Tea Parties tax-exempt status after 7 years, by S. Dinan
The tax agency, under orders from a federal judge, is belatedly tackling the remaining tea party cases that it delayed for years, and so far the tea party isn't doing well. Only one of the three groups in the case was approved, and the other two, including Albuquerque, got notices of proposed denials last week.
2016-11-10: Examiner: Americans have voted; so what actually is populism?, by Dick Sim
The results are in, and Democrats are shocked by what they perceive as an uneducated mob of populists taking unified control of the federal government. Democrats assume populists are racist and bigoted. In truth, they are neither. They're actually rather boring. What many don't realize is that populists want what most people want.
2016-11-10: CBS News: The unbearable smugness of the press -- a mea culpa, by Will Rahn
Our theme now should be humility. We must become more impartial, not less so. We have to abandon our easy culture of tantrums and recrimination. We have to stop writing these know-it-all, 140-character sermons on social media and admit that, as a class, journalists have a shamefully limited understanding of the country we cover.
2016-11-08: FCTA: Vote for President: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? -- Opposing editorials
FCTA presents the Washington Post's best post for Hillary Clinton as President, alongside the Washington Times' best post for Donald Trump as President. The posting are in plain-text for easy viewing, and may be upgraded as more favorable editorials for either candidate are received.
2016-11-08: AMAC: Democrats vs Republicans on 10 Key Issues -- from official party platforms
2016-11-07: PJ Media: Expansive George Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections
Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats.
2016-11-07: CNS News: Gov't Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000
The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government. The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000.
2016-11-06: Examiner: The death of elitism, by Saleno Zito
Somewhere off U.S. 62 between Sharon, Pa., and Masory, Ohio, a sign reads, "You had your chance, it's our turn now." That homemade sign in all its simplicity offered more insight into the discord between the American electorate and the governing elite than any pundit has been able to explain, let alone comprehend.
2016-11-05: Examiner: How 2016 changed the news media, by Eddie Scarry
It's unclear if 2016 changed the way the media will cover future national elections. But this year, perhaps more than any other year, did reveal the media's collective mindset. Journalists saw it as their responsibility to step out of their normal roles. And the public's "trust and confidence" in the news media has dropped from 55% in 1999 to 32% in 2016.
2016-11-02: Examiner: Illegal trial lawyer donations lift Democrats' finances
Partners of a personal injury law firm in Boston paid bonuses corresponding exactly to political contributions they made to Democrats. This scheme appears to be completely illegal. People have gone to prison for doing this, but the firm appears to have taken that risk and tried to skew public policy to enrich themselves and their fellow trial lawyers.
2016-10-xx: IMPRIMUS: Sovereignty vs "Who We Are As a People", by Edward J. Erler
Imprimis lecture by Edward J. Erler, co-author of The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration.
2016-10-31: Peter Thiel, on why he supports Donald Trump for President -- Video (13:10)
Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Today he discussed that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers newsmaker event.
2016-10-29: Daily Beast: Muslim Reformer Smeared as 'Anti-Muslim Extremist', by Maajid Nawaz
I have argued for the liberal reform of Islam today, from within. But, in a naively dangerous form of neo-Orientalism, the Southern Poverty Law Center just arrogated to itself the decision over which debates we Muslims may have about reforming our own religion, and which are to be deemed beyond the pale. Let us call it "Islamsplaining".
2016-10-26: WT: Obamacare is collapsing ... by design, by Monica Crowley
Obamacare co-ops are collapsing, fewer people are enrolling and loss ratios are soaring. The long-anticipated death spiral is here. But it is not well known that Obamacare was designed to implode, so that the architects could "ride to the rescue" with their preferred single payer system.
2016-10-23: ZeroHedge: Podesta Email Exposes Playbook for Rigging Polls via "Oversamples"
Now, for all of you out there who still aren't convinced that media polls are "adjusted", we present to you the following Podesta email, that conveniently spells out exactly how to "manufacture" the desired data. The email starts out with a request for recommendations on "oversamples for polling" in order to "maximize what we get out of our media polling."
2016-10-23: ACDemocracy.org: Is War Imminent?, by FCTA's Thomas Cranmer
Surprises are not new to Americans: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the German takeover of small countries starting WWII, the Korean War, and even WWI. The warning signs of the next "surprise" global war that is likely to destroy our lives, families, and the homeland, are everywhere. Yet, our politicians and the media are ignoring the gathering storm.
2016-10-21: JWR: When character is in season -- a presidential perspective, by Suzanne Fields
"Reputation is the shadow," Abraham Lincoln said, "and character is the tree." Lincoln understood that character is more than reputation. Reputation is what we want others to see. With that perspective, how do we rate today's presidential candidates.
2016-10-20: WT: Trump campaign rally disrupter is an Alinsky protege, by Kelly Riddell
President Barack Obama. Weather Underground domestic-terrorist Bill Ayers. Rules for Radicals' Saul Alinsky. Now, Democratic consultant Robert Creamer. What do they all have in common? Chicago politics -- specializing in radical left community-organizing, agitation and disruption.
2016-10-18: AMAC: About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics, by Archbishop Charles Chaput
Of course it would be wonderful for the Clinton campaign to repudiate the content of these ugly WikiLeaks emails. All of us backward-thinking Catholics who actually believe what Scripture and the Church teach would be so very grateful.
2016-10-17: Breitbart: O'Keefe videos Dem admitting 'bird-dogging' at Trump rallies
Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies, using a tactic called "bird-dogging", according to a new video investigation released Monday by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas.
2016-10-16: WT: The vast left-wing media consensus -- Editorial
Many Americans haven't heard about the WikiLeaks disclosures because a part of the mainstream media, so called, has decided there's nothing to see, just move along. Donald Trump has called out this media as part of a conspiracy, but it's worse than that. It's a vast left-wing media consensus.
2016-10-13: JWR: Medieval America -- a culturally apt analogy, by Victor Davis Hanson
In medieval Europe, the great medieval universities -- at Bologna, Paris and Oxford -- continued to make strides in science. They were not unlike the medical and engineering schools at Harvard and Stanford. But they were not centers of free thinking. Instead, medieval speech codes were designed to ensure that no one questioned the authority of church doctrine. (Sound familiar?)
2016-10-13: WT: Leaked emails reveal journalists 'friendly' to Clinton, by Dave Boyer
Whatever other revelations lurk in the huge cache of campaign emails being published by WikiLeaks, one thing is clear: Clinton campaign officials clearly exude an air of confidence that much of the mainstream media are in the bag for their candidate and hostile to Republican rival Donald Trump.
2016-10-12: Video: Democrat explains voter fraud techniques in NYC, by Project Veritas
In a video released by Project Veritas, James O'Keefe exposes what everyone except Democrats have known to be true; there is a lot of voter fraud. NYC Democrat Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin is caught on hidden camera admitting that there is widespread voter fraud in New York City.
2016-10-12: WT: Fewer colleges require seven core disciplines, by Bradford Richardson
A new study indicates the vast majority of colleges and universities are failing to teach their students core disciplines (composition, literature, intermediate-level foreign language, U.S. history or government, economics, mathematics and natural sciences) necessary for success in the workplace and the maintenance of a free and self-governing republic.
2016-10-11: Chapman Univ: Top American Fears of 2016 -- Gov't corruption #1
Top 10 fears for which the highest percentage of Americans reported being "Afraid" or "Very Afraid": Gov't corruption 60.6%, Terrorist attack 41%, Lack of money 39.9%, Victim of terrorism 38.5%, Gun control 38.5%, Loved ones dying 38.1%, Economic collapse 37.5%, Identity theft 37.1%, Loved ones seriously ill 35.9%, Obamacare 35.5%.
2016-10-09: WT: Lawlessness from above, by Robert Knight
Corruption and abuses of power by America's ruling class are becoming such everyday occurrences that they leave one wondering if there is any bottom to it. No matter how outrageous the power overreach, it just keeps happening without apparent consequences to the guilty. (With references to "After the Republic".)
2016-10-08: PJ Media: America, You Have No Right to Judge Donald Trump, by D.C. McAllister
Oh, the irony! The Republican political elite has told its religious base that social and moral issues don't matter in politics. "It's all about the economy, stupid. Leave your morals in the church but don't voice them in the public square." So the Republican base finally grants the elites their wish, in the form of Donald Trump, and they are outraged!
2016-10-06: Examiner: Science is becoming increasingly unscientific, by Ashe Schow
Researchers are increasingly seeking grants and tenure at the expense of sound science, argues Patrick J. Michaels, commenting on an article from Britain's Royal Society. The article, titled "The Natural Selection of Bad Science," explains that rewards for scientists have polluted the scientific process.
2016-10-06: JWR: America's 'quiet catastrophe' (low workforce participation), by George Will
A smaller percentage of American males in the prime working years (ages 25 to 54) are working than were working near the end of the Great Depression in 1940, when the unemployment rate was above 14 percent. If the labor-force participation rate were as high today as it was as recently as 2000, nearly 10 million more Americans would have jobs.
2016-10-06: JWR: From Greek tragedy to American therapy, by Victor Davis Hanson
The Greeks gave us tragedy -- the idea that life is never fair. Terrible stuff for no reason tragically falls on good people. In Greek plays, heroism and nobility only arise out of tragedies. In contrast, modern Americans have given the world therapy. Life must always be fair. If not, something or someone must be blamed. All good people deserve only a good life -- or else.
2016-10-05: WT: Voter fraud is real, and it's happening now, by Tammy Bruce
Motor Voter, or the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, was decried as swinging open the door for election fraud, which, when I was on the left and a community organizer when this was implemented, it was jokingly referred to as "expanding the base."
2016-10-05: WT: Questioning the gap between soldier and state, by Ken Allard
The harsh reality of PTSD is the downside of the professional military force that has served us well ever since Vietnam. But there are no free lunches and 40 years later, Americans have become accustomed to fighting our wars using Other People's Kids.
2016-10-05: WT: Obama's DOJ drops charges in Libya weapons scheme, by Rowan Scarborough
The case against Mr. Turi became less appealing from a prosecutor's perspective, as the defense team won rulings from the judge for extensive discovery of government classified documents -- materials that could touch on Mrs. Clinton's missteps in Libya. Rather than comply, Obama's Justice Department dropped the charges.
2016-10-04: Examiner: Record 42.4M immigrants, 23% of school kids, by Paul Bedard
Children from immigrant households now account for nearly one in four public school students, almost one-third of children in poverty, and one-third without health insurance, creating enormous challenges for the nation's schools, health care system, and physical infrastructure.
2016-10-04: WT: Social justice: Principled or power-hungry lobby?, by Bradford Richardson
Protests over police shootings of black men. Outrage over gender bias in business and government. Panic over melting ice caps and rising sea levels. Demonstrations against the "1 percent". Racism. Sexism. Environmentalism. Classism. What's a social justice warrior to do? Protest without end, apparently.
2016-10-02: WT: Veterans facing hostility in federal workplace, by Rowan Scarborough
The son of former Fairfax County chairman Kate Hanley, Sgt Patrick Hanley retired on disability after being wounded in Iraq, only to face co-worker discrimination when he entered the federal workforce. Officially a wounded warrior, he took a seat as a safety official at the EPA, and soon found out it was not the place for a hero's welcome.
2016-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: Restoring America's Economic Mobility, by Frank Buckley
Imprimis lecture by Frank Buckley, author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America.
2016-09-27: Claremont: After the Republic, by Angelo M. Codevilla
The United States of America was great because of a whole bunch of things that now are gone. We have stepped over the threshold of a revolution. It is difficult to imagine how we might step back, and futile to speculate where it will end. Our ruling class's malfeasance, combined with insult, brought it about.
2016-09-25: Scott Adams: Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump
The creator of 'Dilbert' explains why he now favors Trump. In his view, the president must first and foremost be able to persuade people. "If you understand pacing and leading, you might see him as the safest candidate who has ever gotten this close to the presidency. That's how I see him."
2016-09-23: Fx Free Citizen: The Crisis of Faith, by Michael Giere
There was a time not all that long ago in America where no educated person didn't have a passing familiarity with Scripture and the American Founding. Scripture because it is the instruction manual on what makes men, women, and societies tick and a consistent moral compass. No mature understanding of the human condition is informed without it. ...
2016-09-21: Examiner: What happens to the Democrat Party if Hillary loses?, by Michael Barone
There's been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. There's been less speculation, though recent polling suggest it may be in order, about the fate of the Democrat Party if Hillary Clinton loses.
2016-09-21: , by Michael Savage
... a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is recounting of leftist-controlled life under the Obama administration and warning of the potential dire decline of America if such administration policies continue under a Clinton presidency. (Reviewed by Anthony J. Sadar.)
2016-09-20: NR: NeverTrumpers: Not voting Trump is Republican suicide, by Victor Davis Hanson
Some NeverTrump critics would prefer a Trump electoral disaster that still could redeem their warnings that he would destroy the Republican party. They say he is unsuited to be commander-in-chief, without asking "compared to what?" ... It may be discomforting for some conservatives to vote for the Republican party's duly nominated candidate, but as this Manichean two-person race ends, it is now becoming suicidal not to.
2016-09-20: , by Clifford May
Having undermined the humanities, political correctness now imperiling fiction writing as well. "The kind of fiction we are 'allowed' to write is in danger of becoming so hedged, so circumscribed, so tippy-toe, that we'd indeed be better off not writing the anodyne drivel to begin with." -- novelist Lionel Shriver, speaking at an Australian literary festival
2016-09-19: Epoch Times: The U.S. Real Estate Bubble 2.0, by Valentin Schmid
Due to the Fed's low interest rate policy, institutional investors avoid banking products, and go instead into real estate. For the last 50 years in the U.S., you had -- not counting the bubble -- roughly 1 to 3 percent residential housing appreciation per year. Now, you have 5, 10, 15, or 20 percent annually in certain areas. That's ridiculous. Unsustainable.
2016-09-15: WT: Welcome details of Trump economics -- Editorial
Donald Trump put some meat on the bones of his economic plan in New York on Thursday, and his plan to restore growth should mute some of his more ardent conservative critics.
2016-09-14: Examiner: Obama DOJ's two-tiered system of justice, by Shepard Stewart
Obama DOJ lost its case against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, but wants to reopen the case. Meanwhile, liberal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber appears to be skating by despite there being clear proof that he used the power of his pulpit to help his fianc?gain government contracts.
2016-09-12: Examiner: The Obama Legacy: Big government's failed pitchman, by Philip Klein
President Obama entered office in 2009 with the twin goals of expanding the role that government plays in the lives of individuals and businesses and proving to Americans that the government could be trusted to achieve big things. He was only half successful.
2016-09-12: WT: The President and the Constitution -- Special Report, 23 articles
Subtitle: "How citizens, congress, the courts and the media influence presidential power". -- A Special Report by the Washington Times Advocacy Department and the National Constitutional Literacy Campaign.
2016-09-07: WT: IRS continues targeting of tea party, conservative groups, by Stephen Dinan
The IRS is refusing to recant the targeting criteria it used to single out tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, according to court filings made public Wednesday that show the tax agency still struggling with the fallout from the scandal.
2016-09-07: WT: Leaders who live by their own rules, by Matt Patterson
After erecting an arch for a cathedral in medieval times, the architect would stand under his creation while the temporary scaffolding was removed. If the arch was shoddily made, it would collapse and kill the architect first. Brilliant incentive for ensuring sound design. If only the architects of our current federal bureaucratic edifices were held to the same standard.
2016-09-05: Infowars: Reuters orders cameraman to kill positive Trump footage, by P.J. Watson
A shock example of anti-Trump media censorship was caught on tape when Reuters ordered its cameraman to cut live footage of Trump receiving praise from African-American Bishop Wayne T. Jackson in Detroit.
2016-09-05: Claremont: The Flight 93 Election, by Publius Decius Mus
2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You -- or the leader of your party -- may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don't try, death is certain.
2016-09-05: Breitbart: 80% Captured at Border Set Free in U.S., Says Agent, by Bob Price
A U.S. Border Patrol agent told Fox News Channel: "Eight out of ten people that are caught entering our country illegally are not deported and are allowed to stay in the United States. ... Through executive orders and prosecutorial discretion ... Most of the people that we apprehend end up getting released into the country."
2016-09-02: JWR: Higher education, beyond parody, by Suzanne Fields
University of Chicago students take school pride in being self-motivators with intellectual curiosity, eager to debate trendy "truths" and expose squishy emotional approaches that elevate feelings over facts. So it's hardly surprising that it's one of the first elite universities to rebel against the corrosive influences that, like kudzu, have swarmed across the ivy-covered inner sanctums of higher education.
2016-09-02: NR: The Reopening of the American Mind, by Jim Talent
The recent University of Chicago letter to incoming freshmen is a hopeful sign that there is still a vein of classic liberalism on the Left, and that the proponents of it are prepared to draw a line in the sand. Also, a group of scholars, including left of center scholars, are fighting to reintroduce a measure of intellectual balance into higher education.
2016-09-01: WT: With Obama leaving, despots' window of opportunity closing, by L. Todd Wood
Whether it's through incompetence or the result of a some misguided agenda, President Obama has weakened the power of the United States around the world. Even worse, he has invited our adversaries across the globe to attempt to obtain their nefarious foreign policy goals while Mr. Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry appease them all the way to the bank.
2016-09-01: JWR: Trumps calls for an oath to America, by Cal Thomas
Here's the declaration of intention Albert Einstein signed in 1936: "I will, before being admitted to citizenship, renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty. I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy." Why not now?
2016-08-31: Examiner: Who's afraid of free speech? A tale of two universities, by Alexis Zhang
Less than 10 miles separate the University of Chicago and DePaul University geographically, but a gulf has formed between them. Where the University of Chicago has been resolute in its defense of freedom of expression, DePaul University has flailed: It desperately needs to follow the moral leadership coming from Hyde Park.
2016-08-30: Politico: George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system, by Scott Bland
Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen.
2016-08-30: Breitbart: George Soros' Plan for Federally Controlled Police, by Aaron Klein
A leaked document from George Soros' Open Society Foundations exposes the billionaire's level of involvement in attempting to build what his organization describes as a "national movement" to reform local police forces across the U.S. The reform largely consists of federal guidelines for local police forces.
2016-08-30: WT: IRS stayed silent as 1M taxpayers' IDs stolen, by Stephen Dinan
The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency's inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.
2016-08-29: IBD: Caution, Men (Not) At Work -- could become a hidden, combustible underclass
Nicholas Eberstadt, a fellow at AEI, argues in a new book called "Men Without Work", that we're suffering not from full employment, but massive underemployment, where nearly one out of six working-age men have no job and are no longer looking for one. A release for his book calls this "a hidden time bomb with far-reaching economic, social and political consequences."
2016-08-28: FCTA: Why NOT to vote 3rd-party in the U.S., by David Swink
Unlike in parliamentary systems, third party candidates in the United States don't play well in our two-party system of government -- often acting as spoilers and flipping the general election to the consternation of those same voters silly enough to effectively promote their last choice to public office.
2016-08-26: AMAC: Obamacare Double-Digit Rate Hikes in 17 States, by Melissa Quinn
AZ 39%, CA 13.2%, CO 20.2%, CT 17.8%, DE 28.8%, ID 20%, KY 23.3%, LA 23.6%, MD 20%, ME 21.5%, MI 17.2%, MT 34.6%, NY 16.6%, OR 20%, PA 25%, VA 20.5%, TN 51%
2016-08-25: Examiner: Why are so many white men angry?, by Frederick R. Lynch
Why are white men (and often their families) angry? Are their grievances wholly or partially legitimate? Has the system treated them unjustly? And is this right-wing populist ire truly directed at immigrants -- or towards Democratic (and GOP) elites who pitted American workers against immigrants via open borders/cheap labor/outsourcing policies compounded by an expanding, questionable list of ethnic preferences in education and workplaces.
2016-08-24: WT: Democrats leaving no voter behind -- Editorial
Democrats are poised to complement their celebration of diversity with an emphasis on indiscriminate inclusivity. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is restoring voting privileges to 13,000 felons. California's New Motor Voter Act automatically registers individuals to vote when they obtain a driver's license. And thousands of 110-year-olds are still voting.
2016-08-23: Examiner: George Soros worked to prevent documentation of illegals, by Rudy Takala
The philanthropic Open Society Foundations run by George Soros sought in 2010 to foster an alliance between civil liberty advocates and proponents of illegal immigration in order to block comprehensive immigration reform, and language that would have required closer tracking of immigrants, hacked documents reveal.
2016-08-23: AP: Foundation donors got access to Hillary at State Dept, by Braun Sullivan
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money -- either personally or through companies or groups -- to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
2016-08-22: Reuters: U.S. judge grants nationwide injunction to halt Obama transgender policy
Under the injunction, the Obama administration is prohibited from enforcing the guidelines on "against plaintiffs and their respective schools, school boards, and other public, educationally based institutions." -- U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor
2016-08-22: Daily Caller: Mainstream Media won't cover the Soros leaks, by Peter Hasson
Even as the New York Times ignored the major role George Soros' Open Society Foundations network has played in American policy-making, the paper wrote stories focusing on the role of wealthy donors in the Republican party.
2016-08-21: Examiner: Onstage, Trump 2.0 sheds ego, hones new role, by Byron York
Trump 1.0 spent an inordinate amount of time telling audiences how great he was. He also spent a lot of time bashing the press. Like much else in the Trump campaign, that has changed dramatically in the last seven days. In Fredericksburg, Trump 2.0 focused on a broad-based presentation of his agenda and sharp attacks on Hillary Clinton.
2016-08-21: NY Post: American journalism is collapsing before our eyes, by Michael Goodwin
Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it.
2016-08-18: JWR: Sheriff Clarke's hard truths about inner-city dysfunction, by Cal Thomas
Sheriff Clarke called progressive policies "a total disaster," not only in Milwaukee, but in Chicago, Baltimore, New York and elsewhere. His answer? "Until the black community does a self-evaluation and until they begin to self-criticize about some of the lifestyle choices they are making, this stuff is going to continue to fester."
2016-08-14: Epoch Times: Making College Worth the Cost, by Arthur Wiegenfeld
Americans are increasingly wondering if liberal arts colleges are worth the cost to both students and taxpayers. After noting the most important deficiencies, I propose a set of reforms...
2016-08-14: WT: Anti-Trump letter reveals jittery band of GOP establishment power brokers
An anti-Trump letter signed by 50 national security Republicans provided a look inside at Washington's shadow power structure -- the largely unseen roster of former officials who have exchanged their government jobs for the capital's lucrative corporate landscape.
2016-08-10: Watchdog.org: Court says FCC can't preempt state broadband laws, by Johnny Kampis
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit unanimously ruled in favor of the attorneys general of Tennessee and North Carolina. Those states filed the case after the FCC voted in February 2015 to block laws that prevent municipal broadband networks from expanding outside their territories.
2016-08-10: Daily Caller: Obama DOJ stops FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation
The Dept of Justice declined a FBI request to open up a public integrity investigation into the Clinton Foundation. According to CNN, the FBI made the request earlier this year, but the DOJ said it did not have enough evidence to open a formal probe. (So the details of Uranium One and other Clinton deals will have to await a Trump presidency.)
2016-08-09: Examiner: Thomas Sowell takes down the gender 'wage' gap, by Ashe Schow
Thanks to an aggressive propaganda capaign, the idea that women are paid less than men for doing the same work has persisted for decades despite a mountain of data to the contrary. On Tuesday, conservative commentator Thomas Sowell took to debunking the myth yet again.
2016-08-09: Daily Caller: NPR Host Proves Why We Need Alternative Media, by Scott Greer
Smug liberal extraordinaire and host of the public radio podcast "On the Media" Bob Garfield really hates The Daily Caller. Garfield can't stand the fact that TheDC (accurately) reported on Khizr Khan's writings on Islamic law and specialty in immigration law. Those topics are apparently off-limits to reporters who want to be held in good graces by progressives.
2016-08-05: WT: Court says IRS must prove it stopped tea party targeting, by Stephen Dinan
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said tea party groups can't sue individual IRS employees such as former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, but said the tax agency itself has not sufficiently proved that it has banned any future targeting, as some organizations were still awaiting approval years after they applied.
2016-08-02: Breitbart: Obama paid $400M ransom to Iran for 4 hostages, by W. Todd Huston
In January, Iran released Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari immediately after the Obama administration landed an unmarked cargo plane into Tehran with $400M in assorted non-dollar currencies.
2016-08-02: Breitbart: Khizr Khan's law firm specializes in pay-to-play Muslim immigration
Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that Democrats and their media allies have been using to hammer GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, has deleted his law firm's website from the Internet. This development is significant, as his website proved that he financially benefits from unfettered pay-to-play Muslim migration into America.
2016-07-29: Watchdog.org: Feds confirm higher-than-expected Medicaid expansion costs
Six years after Obamacare became law, Florida has yet to embrace one of the law's core features: Medicaid expansion. Republican leaders have resisted federal funding temptations, to much criticism. But the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services now admits that Medicaid expansion costs are much higher than predicted.
2016-07-25: Examiner: Trump blows up conventional convention strategy, by Byron York
There was plenty of news to discuss on the third morning of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, especially Bill Clinton's speech on behalf of his wife. It was all in the daily mix -- until about 11:00 a.m., when Donald Trump walked to a microphone for a news conference...
2016-07-25: Infowars: O'Keefe films Dems saying how they plan to ban guns, by Adan Salazar
"If your goal is an outright gun ban, you need to use terms such as 'common sense gun legislation' to fool the public, a Hillary Clinton campaign delegate admitted in a recent undercover sting video released exclusively to Infowars." -- Clinton alternate delegate, Mary Bayer, told a Project Veritas reporter.
2016-07-20: -- [Former] Naval dictum, by Adm James Lyons
The recent "surrender" of two 48-foot heavily armed U.S. Navy patrol boats to slightly smaller armed Iranian Navy fishing-type boats was more than an embarrassment for the Navy. It also indicated a much more symptomatic problem: the destruction of our warrior mentality. More than 240 years of U.S. Navy customs and traditions were thrown overboard without a shot being fired.
2016-07-19: Rent-A-Riot: Soros' Assault on America -- video (5:26 min)
Are rallies and riots in our cities grassroots, justice events or are they more often stage for political purposes by well paid community organizers and media? Rent-A-Riot is a provocative look into one part of the slow but systematic dismantling of our beloved country by those who hurt and discredit the ones they are pretending to help.
2016-07-19: WT: 9/11 report details Saudi funding of U.S. Islamists, by Rowan Scarborough
Saudi Arabia was funding Muslim radicalism in mosques and charities at the time the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers were gathering in the United States and making contacts with Saudi nationals, according to a declassified intelligence document. The report section, referred to as "Part 4", deals mainly with one topic: suspected Saudi government support for the Sept. 11 plot.
2016-07-18: WT: New data prove the obvious: Taxes matter!, by Curtis S. Dubay
Liberal politicians support hiking taxes on cigarettes, gasoline and other fossil fuels precisely because they know it will reduce consumption of these commodities. Yet at the same they insist we can raise income taxes on the rich without triggering any ill effects on the economy. They're wrong, and recently released data from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows why.
2016-07-18: WT: Democrat-funded black protests face voter backlash, by Valerie Richardson
Pro-Democrat donors have been linked to groups affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement. The movement might have petered out but for millions of dollars from pro-Democrat funders such as billionaire George Soros. (See the Jan 2015 report by the Times' Kelly Riddell.) Like in 1968 such civil unrest does not bode well for the party in power.
2016-07-17: WT: Those 28 pages on 9/11 -- Read them here!
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee finally released 28 pages of the long-suppressed findings of its investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, and the interesting stuff appears to have been written between the lines. A reasonably talented sixth-grader can connect some of the dots.
2016-07-12: WT: Obama's State Dept spent $350K in 2015 to oust Israeli PM, by Stephen Dinan
The State Department paid $350,000 in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year's Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.
2016-07-07: JWR: 1966 Coleman Report study of public education still valid, by George Will
Coming out one year after the more famous Moynihan Report, the Coleman Report presented a statistical analysis of public education across the country. Coleman's evidence that cultural rather than financial variables matter most was not welcomed by education bureaucracies and unions. Fifty years later, this still-valid conclusion continues to be ignored.
2016-07-07: WT: DOJ ends funding to sanctuary cities, by Stephen Dinan
The Justice Department on Thursday finally shut off funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" that ignore federal laws and protect illegal immigrants wanted for crimes. ICE has been pushing for years for the Justice Department to move against sanctuary cities, but made no headway under former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
2016-07-06: WT: Paper - System forgives sexual abuse by U.S. doctors, by Andrew Blake
More than 2,400 doctors nationwide have been sanctioned for sexual misconduct involving patients between 1999 and 2015, yet over half still maintain active medical licenses, according to a new investigation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday said it became aware of the staggering statistic after one of its reporters was examining state medical records.
2016-07-06: WT: Dems?filibusters shield illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, by S. Dinan
Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from mandatory minimum five-year prison sentences, saying Republican lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump in attacking immigrants.
2016-07-05: NR: FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook, by Andrew C. McCarthy
FBI Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no "intent" to harm the United States. In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an "intent" element that Congress did not require. (Similar in form to Chief Justice Roberts' tortured Obamacare opinion.)
2016-07-04: Examiner: What's next for the college snowflakes?, by Ashe Schow
This past school year, colleges and universities saw some of the most embarrassing displays of student and faculty behavior ever witnessed in modern history, bolstered by a grievance culture that promotes victimhood.
2016-06-xx: IMPRIMUS: Freedom and Obligation -- 2016 Commencement Address, by Clarence Thomas
Imprimis lecture by Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court.
2016-06-30: WT: Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton hold impromptu private meeting at Phoenix airport
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton met privately as they crossed paths at a Phoenix airport earlier this week -- a meeting that took place as the FBI continues its investigation into likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.
2016-06-30: WT: Justice Thomas' opinions set course for future -- celebrating 25 years
Fixed like Polaris in continually shifting skies, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas points unwaveringly toward the founders in his approach to constitutional interpretation. Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the justice's nomination to the nation's highest court -- a tenure marked by no shortage of public and scholarly scrutiny.
2016-06-29: WT: Federal judge upholds voter citizenship checks, by Stephen Dinan
Kansas, Alabama and Georgia can demand their residents submit proof of citizenship before signing up to vote even if they're using the federal government's registration forms, a judge said Wednesday, delivering a win to states concerned about voter fraud.
2016-06-29: WT: Benghazi report overlooked failed arms scheme, by Andrew Napolitano
The truth is that the House Select Committee on Benghazi concealed more truth than it revealed. There is ample evidence to support the argument that Benghazi was the unintended consequence of Mrs. Clinton's private war against Libyan strongman, Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Yet the report does not delve into that.
2016-06-27: WT: McDonnell's bribery conviction overturned by Supreme Court, by Ryan McDermott
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was cleared of corruption charges Monday in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court. Justices Roberts and Breyer suggested that the bribery law could be considered unconstitutionally vague, and thus a recipe for giving the Justice Dept and their prosecutors enormous power over elected officials.
2016-06-20: Examiner: The genderfication of U.S. politics, by Steven Hayward
This issue fits the need of liberalism to find new victim classes over which to extend its protections. ... It is ironic that liberals who otherwise champion the sanctity of nature when it comes to global warming or endangered species or pristine forests draw the line when it comes to human nature.
2016-06-20: WT: Obama's attempt to alter the Orlando transcript -- Editorial
It's not the crime, but the cover-up. Attorney General Loretta Lynch learned this Monday when, no doubt under careful instructions from the White House, she released a heavily edited transcript of the conversations between Omar Mateen and police negotiators when he was in the midst of killing 49 men and women in Orlando.
2016-06-15: Daily Caller: 'Guccifer 2.0' Leaks Big Donor Info From DNC Breach, by Chuck Ross
A hacker called Guccifer 2.0 has leaked what he claims are records of donations to the Democratic National Committee and other potentially damning documents. The hacker, whose breach of the DNC's computer systems was reported on Tuesday, released a slew of donor records and other memos to The Smoking Gun website and to his own Wordpress account.
2016-06-14: WT: Conservatives struggle to get ahead in academia, by Bradford Richardson
One conservative English professor said attempts to find higher-paying positions at other universities were futile, largely because the only openings were "for somebody who wrote on race and empire." Although he does not believe he faced discrimination in hiring as a conservative, that may be in part because he kept his beliefs hidden from his colleagues.
2016-06-11: Examiner: Dilbert creator analyzes Donald Trump, by Sean Higgins
Scott Adams has long mocked business management techniques in his comic strip, but has made a point of examining what works and what doesn't. He argues that Trump is engaging in a master class in the arts of negotiation and marketing that is running rings around his political competitors. And Trump knows exactly what he is doing.
2016-06-10: Daily Caller: Feds Push To Urbanize Suburbia Under New HUD Regulation
In its final months, the Obama administration has set up a strategy to bring inner city living to the suburbs by deploying three federal agencies to dictate to states and local communities how to set up schools, housing and mass transit.
2016-06-09: WT: The other driver of congressional gridlock, by Alfred J. Lechner Jr.
'Chevron deference' allows federal agencies to usurp the role of lawmaker. Using a baseball analogy, Congress is the pitcher, the executive branch, the batter, and the Supreme Court, the umpire. The Chevron doctrine inappropriately cedes the umpire's role to the batter. That is the type of unfair insider baseball that causes the pitcher to stay in the dugout, undermining the American system of government.
2016-06-07: JWR: Hillary and the 'what if' scenarios, by Cal Thomas
... In this unpredictable election season, any one -- or all -- of these scenarios are possibilities, including the ultimate scenario: The delegates turning to Vice President Joe Biden to save them from Hillary and defeat in November.
2016-06-07: FCTA: Letter to FBI RE Hillary Clinton's crimes at the State Dept, by Tom Cranmer
This amicus letter is in response to the FBI's request for the public's assistance, and is based on my experience as a State Department employee with a top secret clearance and work in corrupt countries from Albania to Zimbabwe for decades.
2016-06-05: WT: IRS finally reveals list of targeted tea party groups, by Stephen Dinan
More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of 426 organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The list was released after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency's stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on.
2016-06-02: WT: Obama's Middle East report card after 7 years, by William C. Triplett II
On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University which the White House calls "A New Beginning" meaning a change in the relations between the West and the Middle East North Africa (MENA), the region from Morocco to Iran. Seven years later, let's consider whether we or the peoples of MENA are "better off"?
2016-05-xx: Limbaugh: The Left - World's Most Destructive Force
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush describes how the cultural threads of the Left -- the global tentacles of criminal communism, the dark moneyed designs of the George Soros left, and aggressive militant Islam -- have conjoined now, and together are working to thwart American liberty.
2016-05-29: WT: Bernie's utopian nightmare, by Armstrong Williams
Bernard Sanders' appeal among young people has focused on the supposed benefits a socialist society can give them: free education, free health care and a government-mandated "living wage". But his vision for a socialist utopia flies in the face of reason -- and the sad saga of socialism in Europe.
2016-05-26: Examiner: Why U.S. v McDonnell is important, by Former MD Gov. Robert Erhlich
Hopefully, the Supreme Court will use the McDonnell case to draw a bright and shining line between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Our political system will be better for it.
2016-05-26: BW: Trump getting advice from Reaganomics team, by Hamilton Jamrisko
As the presumptive Republican nominee gets ready to put out his plan to boost U.S. growth, he's sought advice from some of the most notable names in Reaganomics, including Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore.
2016-05-25: WT: Clinton broke rules with secret server - State Dept IG, by Stephen Dinan
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did break her department's rules by setting up her own secret email server, the inspector general concluded in an 83-page report sent to Congress on Wednesday. She also failed to report hacking attempts and waved off warnings that she should switch to a more official email account.
2016-05-25: WT: 11 states sue Obama regime over transgender school-bathroom directive
A coalition of 11 states led by Texas is serving as the first line of defense against President Obama's mandate compelling schools nationwide to permit toilet and locker room access on the basis of gender identity, not biological sex.
2016-05-24: Examiner: McAuliffe just one of many shady Hillary fundraisers, by Timothy Carney
Nobody in America is surprised to learn the FBI is investigating Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, over campaign contributions. Disregard for rules is part of who McAuliffe is, and it is typical of the Clinton fundraising world.
Analysis by the Economic Innovation Group points to very different futures for American communities. In summary: Large metros enjoy a major competitive advantage, smaller metros are teetering on a knife's edge, and rural areas and small towns are hosed. A mere 20 counties accounting for only 17 percent of the U.S. population were responsible for half of the net national increase in business establishments from 2010 to 2014.
2016-05-21: Examiner: Justice rots from the top -- Editorial
Obama's DOJ lawyers on Thursday were denounced by a federal judge as "unseemly and unprofessional". Maybe it's not surprising that Justice Department attorneys keep getting caught misbehaving when their boss, the president himself, puts undemocratic change ahead of everything else, including apparently ethical behavior in the practice of law.
2016-05-21: CFACT: Graduates face big a challenge... to THINK, by Paul Driessen
World-renowned physicist and Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman's admonition has been largely discarded in the halls of academia. "I would rather have questions that can't be answered," he said, "than answers that can't be questioned." Sadly, answers that none dare question now dominate classroom life.
2016-05-16: Watchdog.org: Google's unrivaled White House access, by Johnny Kampis
White House visitor logs show the Obama administration has extended an open door to Google. Google's director of public policy -- in effect, the company's top lobbyist -- has visited White House officials 128 times since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.
2016-05-16: WT: Universal gov't-funded preschool proves to be misguided, by Burke & Furth
Studies of large-scale preschool programs in Quebec and Tennessee show that vastly expanding access to free or subsidized preschool may worsen behavioral and emotional outcomes for students. Even proponents acknowledge that universal preschool does nothing to improve future academic performance.
2016-05-16: BlackBoxVoting.org: Fraction Magic - The Decimalization of Votes, by Bev Harris
This report reviews the GEMS election management system, which counts approximately 25 percent of all votes in the United States (including Virginia). This study demonstrates that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes.
2016-05-14: Examiner: The truth about credit card swipe fees, by Lyle Beckwith
Most consumers don't even know they're being nicked every time they swipe a debit or credit card thanks to the big banks' quiet subversion of the free market.
2016-05-13: WT: Obama orders transgender bathrooms in all public schools, by Brad Richardson
The Obama regime will order every public school in America on Friday to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Obama's DOJ went after North Carolina on Monday; now every other state is liable to a similar lawsuit, and could risk losing millions in federal education funding if they do not comply with the order.
2016-05-12: JWR: Amtrak's for-profit regulation, by George Will
Congress, by piling "anomaly on top of anomaly," has made Amtrak into a "wholly unique statutory creature" -- one empowered to regulate its competitors. Amtrak illustrates the administrative state's routine drift into constitutional impropriety.
2016-05-12: WT: Judge rules in favor of House GOP in Obamacare lawsuit, by Tom Howell Jr.
A federal judge dealt President Obama and his health care law a major blow Thursday, ruling in favor of House Republicans who said the administration broke the law and trod on Congress' fundamental powers by paying Obamacare insurers without permission from Capitol Hill. (Read the opinion.)
2016-05-12: TIME: Saving Capitalism, by Rana Foroohar
Over the past four decades, the rules that govern the United States' free-market system have been warped. That, Rana Foroohar, argues in her new book, Makers and Takers, seriously imperils every American's economic future. She explains how we got here and how to fix it.
2016-05-10: WT: Obama and Lynch rely on distorted lens of racism, by Charles Hurt
Bathroom liberation. Pee free or die! Equality before the commode! President Obama and his crew of craven, lawless radicals have trivialized everything that is most sacred and cherished in America. And they have elevated and sanctified all that is trivial and pernicious.
2016-05-09: NPR: Why Americans Are Buying More Trucks & SUVs Than Cars, by Sonari Glinton
SUVs are taller. The seating position is higher. They're roomier. You're talking about four doors with a high seating position, command-of-the-road kind of look out the windows. And people like that. And once people get comfortable with that, they don't want to go back into a lower sedan.
2016-05-09: WT: Fakebook accused of blacklisting conservative news, by Andrew Blake
Fakebook employees tasked with telling users what's trending are routinely told to dismiss articles of interest to conservative readers, former "news curators" told tech blog Gizmodo on Monday. So we have merely another MSM outlet simply ignoring Lois Lerner, Scott Walker, CPAC, or anything not first approved by The New York Times.
2016-05-07: Examiner: How Obama plays his adoring fans in the press -- Editorial
White House adviser Ben Rhodes described to The New York Times how gullible the media is and how the Obama regime has taken advantage of that ignorance. "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old ... They literally know nothing." And senior reporters get their egos stroked to help parrot the White House line.
2016-05-04: Fox News: Romanian hacker Guccifer describes his Clinton email breach
The infamous Romanian hacker known as "Guccifer", speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily -- and repeatedly -- breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email server in early 2013.
2016-05-04: Daily Caller: Regulations cost economy $1.9 trillion in 2015, by Ethan Barton
American consumers and the U.S. economy were hit with a nearly $1.9 trillion tax in 2015 through federal regulations. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) describes the thousands of ways Americans are unknowingly taxed by federal regulations in its annual report, "Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State."
2016-05-04: AMAC: Wade into the Culture Waters, by Diana Erbio
Decades ago there was a much bigger emphasis on personal responsibility. We learned that in America there was great possibility, but you, as an individual, had to put in the effort. These days our education system, media and political conversation are dedicated to themes that are largely concerned with what will best benefit the collective.
2016-05-03: WT: Immigration self-support law ignored, by Stephen Dinan
Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. -- so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won't end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted. But in practice, half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced.
2016-05-02: Examiner: What the 'bathroom wars' tell us about our culture, by Kim Holmes
There are all sorts of reasons why it's a bad idea to let men in women's bathrooms, but what interests me in the bathroom wars is the larger context of the fight. It reveals how aggressive the progressive Left has become in the culture wars.
2016-05-01: WT: GOP establishment pressured to embrace insurgents, by Seth McLaughlin
"I think the national contours of Republican politics is up in the air. The script has been flipped, and it being rewritten," said Larry Jacobs, political science professor at the University of Minnesota. "The tectonic plates of Republican politics have shifted, and, frankly, I don't know if it is ever going back."
2016-04-xx: Limbaugh: The Democrat KKK
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush notes that while Democrats accuse Republicans of racism, bigotry, resurrecting Jim Crow, and embracing the Ku Klux Klan, it is the Democrats who have a long history of these practices. Numerous quotes are provided along with context.
2016-04-28: CNS News: Majority of H.S. Seniors Not College-Ready, by Barbara Hollingsworth
Despite the fact that the U.S. spends more than $600 billion per year on public education, a large majority of high school seniors are not ready for college-level work in math and reading, according to the latest results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the nation's report card".
2016-04-26: Bull Elephant: Speech, Religion, Assembly: RIP?, by Michael Giere
For nearly a century a primary objective -- in a long list of really bad objectives -- of the radical left in Europe and in the U.S. has been to silence all traditional voices of opposition, eradicate orthodox Christianity from public life, and to crush individualism.
2016-04-25: WT: Debating about Harriet Tubman, by Tammy Bruce
Everything Mr. Obama does is political so, of course, the remaking of our currency fits within his consistent and declared desire to "fundamentally transform" the United States. So our currency becomes an instrument of identity politics, suggesting "our side" versus "your side".
2016-04-24: WT: Knocking the Ty Cobb meme out of the park, by Robert Knight
Media narratives can last for years, especially if contradictory evidence is suppressed or ignored. So Ty Cobb was evil, voter ID laws "suppress minority voters", Tea Party rallies are violent, the Planned Parenthood videos were "doctored", and Republicans have a "war on women".
2016-04-24: WT: Obama marches armed forces leftward, by Rowan Scarborough
In his final months in office, Mr. Obama is leaving a legacy of a more politically correct armed forces, with the top brass squarely behind him, save the Marine Corps. Social conservatives are aghast, worried that the world's finest military has become a sociological test tube.
2016-04-18: Fox News: America has forgotten how to win at war, by Lt Gen Michael Flynn
Somewhere along our national journey our political leaders lost the clarity of vision, our military commanders the habits of strategic thought, and our public the determined will to achieve victory.
2016-04-16: JWR: Histories that shouldn't be secret (incl 9/11, Bay-of-Pigs), by George Will
Those 28 pages implicating the Saudis in the 9/11 Commission report, and the CIA's official history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle: both remain under wraps and immune to FOIA requests. ... So, documents can be kept forever secret by government agencies declaring them "drafts" or otherwise "deliberative".
2016-04-16: NR: Willful Blindness and Our Saudi 'Friends', by Andrew C. McCarthy
I wrote Willful Blindness in 2008 because American counterterrorism, even seven years after 9/11 (and fully 15 years after the jihadists declared war by bombing the World Trade Center), had bored its head ever deeper in the sand. It consciously avoided the central truths driving the terrorist threat against the United States.
2016-04-14: JPost: BDS movement harasses Jewish faculty across U.S., by Shula Kopf
The Jerusalem Post looks at the academicians being bruised and battered by BDS on campuses across America.
2016-04-14: WT: Gay rights movement "emboldened" by queeriage ruling, by Brad Richardson
The Supreme Court opened a Pandora's box in June when it struck down all laws nationwide defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Rather than resolving an issue once and for all -- as the court often thinks itself capable of doing -- the decision only further emboldened the gay rights movement and led to a series of fights at the state level.
2016-04-13: WT: A line-by-line history of Form 1040, by Thomas V. DiBacco
2016-04-10: The Peoples Cube: Boston Globe Trump Parody and Counter-Parody -- Which is best?
2016-04-10: WT: Border Patrol ordered to release illegals 'still soaking wet' from Rio Grande
Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to "an open border with Mexico," the chief of the agents' labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.
2016-04-09: Examiner: The wages of the minimum wage is more joblessness -- OpEd
If the minimum wage had been $15, you would probably never have been given the job. You might not have known why. But everyone will know why when this happens soon in California.
2016-04-08: Fox News: Romanian hacker Guccifer extradited amid Clinton email probe
Guccifer first accessed in 2013 the email account of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, one of Clinton's most prolific advice-givers when she was secretary of state. It was through that hack that Clinton's use of a personal account -- clintonemail.com -- first came to light. A source claims the timing of Guccifer's extradition to the U.S. is "not a coincidence".
2016-04-01: Daily Caller: Ted Cruz And The Wall Street Connection, by Roger Stone
Cruz named Former Texas Senator Phil Gramm as his economic guru. This guy virtually crashed the U.S. economy. Gramm is largely responsible for the repeal of Glass Steagall and for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), which freed derivative trading from any regulatory oversight. Both were central to the bubble creation from 2000 to 2008, and then again today.
2016-03-xx: Limbaugh: Interview with Jeffrey Lord on Donald Trump
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush has a Q with Jeffrey Lord, former aide to President Reagan and Jack Kemp, American Spectator editor and columnist, CNN commentator, and supporter of Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
2016-03-xx: IMPRIMUS: Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That's Wrong, by Charles Leerhsen
Imprimis lecture by Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty.
2016-03-31: WT: The peasants have tasted the milk and honey, by Wesley Pruden
Donald Trump has changed things, and permanently. The Trump disease, as the elites regard it, is infectious and is likely to start an epidemic. The peasants have tasted milk and honey, and they like it better than table scraps.
2016-03-25: Epoch Times: Why Our Economy Crashes Every 18 Years, by Joshua Philipp
Adam Smith's 1776 book "The Wealth of Nations" lists three ingredients to a functioning economy: wages, profit, and rent. However, the neo-classical school views the world as a two-factor model, labor and capital, and they've buried the concept of land as a part of capital. Minimizing the pivotal role played by land and rent in the GDP causes problems.
2016-03-25: Examiner: The Constitution's cancer clause, by Tracie Groh
The most carcinogenic words in American government have become the Constitution's Commerce Clause granting Congress the limited power "[t]o regulate commerce ... among the several states."
2016-03-24: McClatchy: America to Establishment: Who the hell are you people?, by D. Lightman
The people who spend two bucks for chili can't fathom why anyone would pay Hillary Clinton $225,000 to make a speech. Somehow, people all over America are saying loudly and clearly this election year, Washington and its enablers -- the media, the political pros and Wall Street -- don't understand us.
2016-03-23: CFACT: Washington's despotic lawlessness, by Paul Driessen
America's "soft despotism" is light years from the atrocities and gulags of its infamous predecessors, but it is highly effective nonetheless. The same agencies write, impose, enforce and adjudicate the rules, and impose punishment for infractions. They work tirelessly and imperiously to "fundamentally transform" our nation's legal, energy, economic and social systems.
2016-03-22: WT: When universities become day care centers, by Clifford D. May
Today, many campuses are dominated by students who spend more time nursing grievances than studying. They demand "safe spaces" and protection from ideas and language that might bruise their tender sensibilities. They suppress -- belligerently and sometimes violently -- the free speech of anyone they deem "privileged."
2016-03-21: Examiner: Is Donald Trump Obama's real legacy?, by W. James Antle III
"President Obama didn't give us Trump in any kind of Machiavellian or deliberate fashion," Douthat wrote. "But it isn't an accident that this is the way the Obama era ends -- with a reality TV demagogue leading a populist, nationalist revolt." In short, Obama gathered the tinder. Trump lit the match.
2016-03-21: US Defense Watch: The Death of the U.S. Marine Corps, by Ray Starmann
The US Marines are the latest casualty in the Maoist Cultural Revolution being shoved down the throat of the military and incinerating the fighting spirit and readiness of the armed forces like a five alarm fire.
2016-03-20: WT: DIA ex-chief pans Army's DCGS war data network, by Rowan Scarborough
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who headed the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency until 2014 and held a number of terrorist-hunting jobs, is the most senior officer to publicly chastise the Army for how it has clung to the Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS. (Read also 2012 article.)
2016-03-16: RCP: GOP path forward is both Conservative and Populist, by Michael Needham
In the 2016 primary, we find that the establishment lane to the Republican nomination is nonexistent. It ran into a cliff of unsustainable debt, neglect of important cultural issues, and an unwillingness to stand and fight for people eager to have politicians fight for them.
2016-03-07: Americans Don't Know Who Washington DC is Named After!!! -- video (4:37)
2016-03-06: WT: Bill Clinton left NSA 'brain dead' for 9/11 attacks, by Rowan Scarborough
President Clinton left the National Security Agency, the nation's electronic eavesdropper, in shambles at the very moment al Qaeda was in the final planning stages of carrying out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
2016-02-xx: IMPRIMUS: Islam -- Facts or Dreams?, by Andrew C. McCarthy
Imprimis lecture by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Institute.
2016-02-25: MarketWatch: 45% of Americans pay no federal income tax, by Catey Hill
On average, those in the bottom 40% of the income spectrum end up getting money from the government. Meanwhile, the richest 20% of Americans, by far, pay the most in income taxes, forking over nearly 87% of all the income tax collected by Uncle Sam.
2016-02-24: BLS: Private hourly earnings rise 1.1% in 2015 (Was 2.4% in 2014!)
2016-02-20: Legal Insurrection: Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives?, by Jonathan Levin
Twitter, an invaluable news aggregator when properly run and used, has seemingly taken aim at conservatives and those advocating conservative causes. Rumours that Twitter has begun 'shadowbanning' politically inconvenient users have been confirmed by a source inside the company, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Tech.
2016-02-17: Just Facts: The State of the U.S. Education System -- video (6:56)
Just Facts president Jim Agresti states that the U.S. spends $283,000 per year per classroom for K-12 education. Students from the U.S. fare poorly relative to students from other countries, but not before Grade 4. Private schools cost half as much per classroom and get better results, including students who have switched from public school to private school.
2016-02-15: Examiner: The country our founding presidents envisioned, by Sen. Mike Rounds
Today we celebrate Presidents' Day. As we reflect on the presidents past -- particularly those who founded our nation -- I wonder whether they would recognize the overreaching, centralized system of government we operate under in 2016.
2016-02-15: WT: Antonin Scalia, the justice who set words on fire, by Wesley Pruden
Antonin Scalia was the rare lawyer who could speak and write without taking refuge in learned bloviation. He mocked the obsessive pursuit of the trivial and the superficial by public men with the vapid intensity of a goldfish. But he knew it was a lost cause.
2016-02-13: AMAC: Equal Outcome Musical Chairs Anyone?, by Diana Erbio
Would there be any eagerness to join a game of Musical Chairs if there were the same number of chairs as players? Maybe Bernie Sanders and others who like a guaranteed equal outcome would consider that version of the game ideal. But the participation rate would dwindle as would any interest in the game.
2016-02-10: WT: Rubio knows Obama is no incompetent; it's deliberate, by Don Feder
President Obama is right on course. His worldview is that of Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. When he told us before the 2008 election, "We're just five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America," he was not speaking of a return to constitutional government and fiscal responsibility.
2016-02-07: WT: Pentagon to prioritize "climate change" in all military actions
Dakota Wood, a retired Marine Corps officer and U.S. Central Command planner, said the Pentagon is introducing climate change, right down to military tactics level. But by equating short-term tactical actions with large-scale strategic-level issues of profound importance, people will dismiss what's truly important, because of all the little silly distractions.
2016-02-04: JWR: Indoctrination, not education in today's colleges, by Victor Davis Hanson
In the past, the university said, "Leave us alone to do our business that we know best, and we promise to turn out the best-educated and most inductive generation of American youth." But employers and the adult world no longer equate a bachelor's degree with proof of a well-rounded education.
2016-02-04: JWR: The failure of multiculturalism, by Cal Thomas
History demonstrates that no nation can long survive if it forgets why it exists. Our failure to inculcate American traditions, beliefs and history, even in the native born, not to mention immigrants, is rapidly destroying the country bequeathed to us by our forebears.
2016-02-03: WT: College ignorance and the threat to liberty, by Michael Poliakoff
Of the top 25 ranked liberal arts colleges in the country, only two require students to take even one course in American history or government: the Naval Academy and the West Point. Colleges say that students have already studied U.S. history in high school -- a highly dubious assumption, given surveys of recent college graduates. And those who cannot remember the past...
2016-02-01: CATO: President Clinton and the Chilean Pension Model, by Jos?Pi馿ra
The architect of Chile's successful privatization of its pension system describes how President Clinton was on board to advocate for such a system in the U.S. in the late 1990's. But then the Lewinsky scandal occurred and caused the plan to be derailed.
2016-01-31: WT: Judging the tax plans, plus the Bar Graph, by Stephen Moore
One common goal of nearly all these plans is to turbocharge growth by dramatically lowering the business tax rate (now the highest in the world) and reducing the punitive double taxation of investment income. Most Republican plans would cut the corporate/business tax to between 15 and 25 percent.
2016-01-27: WT: How Donald Trump made anger legit, by Monica Crowley
As a political emotion, anger has long been controlled by the left, which markets their anger as "righteous". But when conservatives have tried to channel their righteous anger, they have been smeared, intimidated and crushed. The GOP has long considered anger as unseemly, and avoids confrontation at all costs -- until Donald Trump smashed the cycle.
2016-01-26: NAS: The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom, by Peter Wood
In response to recent broad-based campus situations: We rightly expect higher education to address four things: vocation, culture, truth, and character. The last of these four may seem the least definite, but it is surely the foundation of the other three. We seek a form of education that teaches young men and women how to be free.
2016-01-24: Fx Free Citizen: Shining Light On Common Core, by Ileana Johnson
Common Core was developed by 30 individuals with the purpose of dumbing down American education even further. These 30 people had to sign a confidentiality agreement that they would not discuss what took place in their meetings. Five committee members did not sign the final standards and were thus "expunged from the record".
2016-01-22: Fx Free Citizen: Think tanks miss boat on poverty, causes and cures
The report suffers from its omitting a compelling goal by which to set standards of behavior; implying that sex is an unbounded recreational activity; expanding of the government monopoly in education; and ignoring IQ as a causative factor in performance in school and work. On the positive side, it advocates work for welfare and apprenticeships.
2016-01-19: Va Right: Trump Needn't be Conservative or Polite to Fix America, by Tom White
I do not think Trump walked into his first rally, or which ever rally it was, with a prepared strategy. But something happened on the stage that day. Something happened to the crowd, but more importantly, something happened to Donald Trump.
2016-01-19: WT: 2016's resemblance to 1937, by Eric Wilson
We have begun to hear the drumbeat that we may be on the verge of another 2008. Truth is, if you really want to better understand where we may be heading, you might want to look back even earlier: It's time to party likes it's 1937. History's cycle is reformulating conditions that led to World War II.
2016-01-18: The Federalist: O'Keefe's Common Core Videos Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
Self-described right-wing muckraker James O'Keefe has begun publishing a series of undercover videos about Common Core. One thing these videos emphasize: When companies can earn money not by producing good things people want to buy but by influencing politicians to tilt the playing field in their favor, quality drastically suffers.
2016-01-18: WT: The moral case against the Establishment, by Tammy Bruce
It's becoming apparent voters would rather have a jerk who can lead us out of this mess than a nice guy who wants to drag us back through the last 15 years insisting that if we only keep showing the world how nice we are maybe they'll love us.
2016-01-15: AMAC: Simple economics may cause Obamacare to self-destruct, by John Grimaldi
Three years ago in April we predicted that Obamacare would crumble under its own weight and the events of recent months indicate that it will, unless the next president opts to repeal it. The big for-profit insurance companies are ready to opt out, and smaller insurers might follow suit to avoid the increased risk.
2016-01-13: AMAC: Education, More than Elections, Shape a Nation, by Diana Erbio
Elections are important and do shape the future of a nation when it is a democratic republic as our country is. However, we must remember that we are reflected in our elected government and that "We the People" have responsibilities as citizens of this democratic republic beyond voting.
2016-01-02: Examiner: American business could learn from near-death of the railroad industry
Business executives deal with the spiraling cost of complying with government regulation every day, but consider these as "inevitable". The history of the U.S. railroad industry, however, suggests that fighting to lift the weight of government restrictions is possible -- and profitable.
2015-xx-xx: FCTA: U.S. Sanctuary Cities: Incl leaders, party affiliation (if available)
2015-12-xx: IMPRIMUS: Property Rights and Religious Liberty, by Larry P. Arnn
Imprimis lecture by Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College.
2015-12-29: Examiner: 2015, the year the Democrats fully embraced corporatism, by Tim Carney
Democrats have long been purveyors of patronage and corporate welfare, but forever they've gotten away with pretending to be populists. In 2015, that charade ended.
2015-12-29: WT: The American Left, source of homegrown Islamic terrorism, by Manda Zand Ervin
It is American intelligentsia, the mainstream media and leftist politicians who teach young Muslim Americans to hate America, not ISIS, al-Shabab, al Qaeda or the Khomeiniist regime in Iran.
2015-12-29: WT: Americans feel like strangers in a strange land -- Editorial
When the sentiment that "there's no place like home" declines to the feeling that "there's no place that's home," it's a signal to Mr. Obama that his goal of fundamental transformation tracks over the line. There's nothing sinister about taking pride in the nation's founding principles.
2015-12-21: WT: Surviving the season of the sophomores, by Wesley Pruden
An entire generation of students is denied "the intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views," because self-censorship is turning campuses into oversanitized "safe spaces", say a group of British academics. The British mob eerily resembles mobs at the gates of American universities.
2015-12-21: Conservative Intel: What Ryan got in his Omnibus, by David Freddoso
Conservatives have plenty of reasons to be unhappy with the omnibus spending bill that passed the House last week. But there are three things this bill does that, given a long-term outlook, will promote large conservative goals that may not be immediately obvious: 1) Obamacare repeal; 2) Tax reform; and 3) Oil exports.
2015-12-20: WT: Explaining Donald Trump, by Daniel Gallington
Many Americans believe our entire government is dysfunctional and can't -- or won't -- correct itself. The collective record for the last three administrations is not good -- and because of it, our world is more dangerous today than it was at the height of the Cold war. So now people are looking for dramatic change in the way our government "works".
2015-12-18: Fx Free Citizen: Musings on Indoctrination by Teachers, by Ileana Johnson
The depth of blatant ignorance and naivet?of American teachers, even smart ones, is astonishing. Teachers across the country willingly indoctrinate their students many hours a day into the tenets of Islam, collectivism, environmentalism, and perverted and inappropriate for their age sexuality.
2015-12-17: Limbaugh: GOP Sells America Down the River -- Caves again to Dems on budget
The House again surrendered its power of the purse, giving the Democrats virtually everything they wanted in the 2016 budget. "Republican voters would not be wrong to conclude that their own Republican leaders are hostile to them, just as Democrat leaders are hostile to Republican voters," said Sen. Jeff Sessions.
2015-12-08: WT: Supreme Court to weigh whether redistricting should include non-citizens
Supreme Court justices grappled Tuesday with how to balance the "one person, one vote" principle against late-20th century affirmative action policies, hearing two cases testing how far states can go in accommodating noncitizens or racial minorities when it comes time to draw voting districts.
2015-12-05: JWR: Still no empirical argument for progressive taxation, by George Will
Progressives are increasingly preoccupied with income inequality, and their current hero, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), favors increasing the tax system's progressivity. So, in this 103rd year of the income tax, it is timely to note that there still is no intellectually sturdy case for progressive taxation.
2015-12-01: Examiner: Whither the snowflakes?, by Noemie Emery
Whither the snowflakes? Inquiring minds want to know. Curious people all over the country are wondering what will occur when the snowflakes -- aka, the crybullies -- are finally forced out of their safe spaces on campus, and into the cold winds of life.
2015-11-30: WT: The showboating college student, hard at work, by Wesley Pruden
There is much to do for the student with awakened conscience. Scrubbing out the moral stains on America, to make the grove of academe the bright spot of the fruited plain, is a job bigger than anyone first imagined.
2015-11-29: WT: Creating isolation, not assimilation of refugees, by Bon Barnett
Prior to 1980, refugee resettlement was a work of true sacrificial charity. The 1980 Refugee Act guaranteed 3 years of federal support to refugees upon arrival. This latter stream of support was halted completely by 1991 resulting in a significant cost shift to the states.
2015-11-28: JWR: Battling the modern American administrative state, by George Will
As the administrative state distorts the United States' constitutional architecture, Clarence Thomas becomes America's indispensable constitutionalist. Now in his 25th year on the Supreme Court, he is urging the judicial branch to limit the legislative branch's practice of delegating its power to the executive branch.
2015-11-25: AMAC: Do You Know Saul Alinsky?, by Ellen Cora
Alinsky's aim for community organizers is to bait the opposition. "The enemy, properly goaded and guided into reacting, will be your major strength," Alinsky penned. He believed in creating unrest by searching out controversial issues and convincing people they could actually effect change. Consider 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Income Inequality' as two examples.
2015-11-23: Fx Free Citizen: Republican Elites Experienced Only in Failure, by Jon Moseley
Donald Trump's popularity with voters continues to puzzle tone-deaf GOP elites. The trouble with experts in Washington, D.C. is how little they know. To borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan, the problem is not that Republican elites are ignorant, but they 'know' so many things that simply are not so.
2015-11-19: Examiner: Obamacare losses worsening, unsustainable past 2016 -- UnitedHealth CEO
UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen J. Hemsley warned investors about $425 million in losses primarily due to its participation in Obamacare, and that the insurer would likely leave the program. "We cannot sustain these losses. We can't really subsidize a marketplace that doesn't appear at the moment to be sustaining itself," he said.
2015-11-19: WT: Obama's distorted strategy to take down America, by James Lyons
Virtually all of President Obama's actions while in office have be been to favor America's enemies and hamstring American's ability to fight Islamic terrorism, or to even recognize Islam as a toxic political ideology that is fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization and seeks to destroy it.
2015-11-19: WT: The demise of academic freedom, by Gerald Walpin
Certain Yale students did not simply attack my free speech rights, but the rights of all students to obtain the benefit of free speech by hearing different views. Most disconcerting, it was not a single incident, but one of many in the nationwide movement at schools to suppress any thinking that the self-appointed student and faculty thought-police find unacceptable.
2015-11-17: MarketWatch: New B-3 bomber to keep China and Russia at bay, by STRATFOR analysts
The next-generation U.S. long-range strike bomber, recently awarded to Northrop Grumman for development, will not rely on as yet undeveloped technologies. Instead, the aircraft will combine and fully exploit existing advanced stealth technologies, integrated software, ordnance and countermeasures.
2015-11-16: Examiner: Democrats' war on youth, by W. James Antle III
Democrats claim that Republican positions amount to a "war on women". Yet politicians and pundits are now saying that a constellation of liberal policies favored by Democrats, on issues ranging from entitlements and healthcare to education and the economy, constitutes a war on youth.
2015-11-16: WT: The government holds down interest rates for its own benefit, by Richard Rahn
Fed and the Treasury have been in effect running an unsustainable money laundering scheme since 2009. If the Fed interest rate subsidy to the Treasury stops -- the cost of debt service will soar, either crowding out other spending or forcing massive tax increases or inflation.
2015-11-15: JWR: Academia celebrates diversity in everything but thought, by George Will
On campuses so saturated with progressivism that they celebrate diversity in everything but thought, every day is a snow day: There are perishable snowflakes everywhere. Students melt at the mere mention of even a potential abrasion of their sensibilities. The institutions have brought this on themselves.
2015-11-13: JWR: The closing of the American
mind mouth, by Suzanne Fields
If Allan Bloom's "The Closing of the American Mind" was the first shot in the culture wars, it has been followed by a barrage of bullets to silence free speech, spreading intolerance through ignorance, infantilizing students who want to be coddled rather than challenged.
2015-11-13: Fx Free Citizen: The Alinsky Effect taking hold in America, by Ron Edwards
It seems odd that more Americans are protesting in favor of oppression and against liberty. But for over fifty years, government school educators have been used to fundamentally change America. This has been accomplished by systematically lowering some standards and eliminating others altogether.
2015-11-12: JWR: The fiction of 'Truth', by Victor Davis Hanson
Utter disregard for old-fashioned truth is now deeply embedded in contemporary America, largely because it advances a particular agenda. Subsequent fact-finding does not seem to dispel these untruths. Instead, what could or should have happened must have happened, given that the noble ends of social justice are thought to justify the means deemed necessary to achieve them.
2015-11-12: WT: Feds spend $462 billion after debt cap is lifted, by Stephen Dinan
The spending was the result of last month's budget deal -- an agreement between Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and President Obama, boosting spending in 2016 and 2017 in exchange for some questionable cut and gimmick savings later in the decade.
2015-11-12: EAGnews.org: Liberal fascism... now at Vanderbuilt, by Kyle Olson
A conservative Vanderbilt professor isn't cowering while a progressive lynch mob targets her. She's fighting back. Students have begun circulating a petition calling for the suspension of Dr. Carol Swain, a professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University. Her offense? Posting materials of interest to "Christian conservatives" on the Internet.
2015-11-11: WT: U.S. no longer a nation of laws, by David Keene
History makes clear that a free and prosperous society depends on the rule of law to survive. In this country we are increasingly forced to refer to the stability protected by the rule of law as something that once existed but may soon be but a historic memory.
2015-11-11: WT: Common Core's double whammy, David V. Anderson
Common Core has not brought any improvements in the important subjects of mathematics and reading. In fact, the presence of this unfortunate "experiment" correlates with performance degradation in both subjects. And states which have formally participated in Common Core have fared worse than those not doing so.
2015-11-05: WT: Minot AFB ground zero in military's new gender wars + Updates 1 and 2
Tech Sgt Aaron Allmon is an award-winning combat photographer who stands accused of trying to pick up women in the public affairs office at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, and for that prosecutors wanted to put him in prison for 130 years. (Perhaps "military justice" has become an oxymoron.)
2015-11-04: WT: The left plans to move Obamacare into single-payer, by Monica Crowley
If you loathe Obamacare, you're going to hate what the Democrats have planned next. Their imminent assault on health care will go far beyond the quasi-socialized medicine of Obamacare. The Obamacare architects rigged the system to implode so they could ride to the rescue with single payer.
2015-10-29: WT: The miraculous Republican debate on CNBC, by Newt Gingrich
For years the elite news media has assumed it was in charge -- that it could define the topics, lengths of answers, and who got to speak. Thursday night's presidential debate on CNBC may go down in history as a major turning point in candidate-news media relations.
2015-10-27: WT: Planned Parenthood doc will 'strive' for intact fetal skull -- PP video #11
A Planned Parenthood doctor describes how she uses what may be a partial-birth abortion technique to deliver fetal trunks intact, then laughs as she says she will "strive" for an intact fetal skull in an undercover video released Tuesday.
2015-10-25: WT: What political correctness has wrought, by Robert Knight
If you're wondering how America and Western Europe went from marriage-centered societies to post-Christian sexual anarchy abetted by massive government growth enforced by brutal political correctness in just a few decades, let's just say it was no accident.
2015-10-23: WT: Obama's DOJ clears IRS, Lois Lerner in tea party scandal, by Stephen Dinan
The decision comes more than two years after the IRS's internal watchdog reported that auditors singled out tea party groups' applications for special scrutiny and delayed those applications beyond reasonable timelines, preventing the groups from being able to say they were officially recognized nonprofits.
2015-10-15: WT: Liberals can't see what's coming, by L. Todd Wood
Every 30-40 years, riding some type of generational learning curve, the United States must suffer through a spasm of socialist lunacy and suffer the consequences. But weakening our national defense, stealing from the other guy, taking all we can until the lights go out, just doesn't work. At the end of the day, reality sinks in for enough people to vote the communist-lites out of power.
2015-10-14: WaPo: Meet the abortion foe behind the hidden camera, by Sandhya Somashekhar
The slim young man with the Clark Kent glasses mingled easily at the conference of abortion providers. David Daleiden, 26, is the antiabortion activist who masterminded the recent undercover campaign aimed at proving that Planned Parenthood illegally sells what he calls aborted "baby body parts".
2015-10-08: Cato: Federal gov't workers make 78% more than private workers, by Chris Edwards
Since the 1990s, federal workers have enjoyed faster compensation growth than private-sector workers. In 2014 federal workers earned (on average and including benefits) 78 percent more than private-sector workers, and 43 percent more than state and local government workers.
2015-10-08: BW: Steve Bannon, the vast right-wing conspirator, by Joshua Green
Business Week profiles Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, and claims he is "the most dangerous political operative in America". Subtitle: "Steve Bannon runs the new vast right-wing conspiracy -- and he wants to take down both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush".
2015-10-08: WT: Number of sanctuary cities, criminal releases rise, by Stephen Dinan
The list of sanctuary cities has grown to more than 340, and they shielded an average of 1,000 immigrants a month from deportation last year -- and more than 2,000 of those released have been arrested for yet more crimes, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Immigration Studies, just as the Senate considers legislation to crack down on sanctuary jurisdictions.
2015-10-07: Reason: How to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps -- incl video (2:11)
2015-10-05: WT: Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran's terrorism, by John Solomon
Bill Clinton's administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.
2015-10-04: Examiner: Gun control and magical thinking, by Hugh Hewitt
No television appearance elicits more angry comments from viewers than one in which the simple point is made that the "common sense gun control measures" would do exactly nothing to prevent any of the recent massacres that litter the American landscape with blood and tears.
2015-10-01: WT: How the election revolution has arrived, by Robert W. Merry
The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us who's "ahead" and who's "behind". Meanwhile, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out.
2015-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: Justice and the Obama Justice Department, by Michael B. Mukasey
Imprimis lecture by Michael B. Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General.
2015-09-30: WT: How the GOP gets to the final four, by Ralph Z. Hallow
With the reality setting in that even the 15-candidate field is unsustainable, Republicans are beginning to contemplate what the Final Four might look like. Here is a handicapping of who is up and down, and who might not be around by spring.
2015-09-28: WT: Why payday loans are in consumers' best interests, by Rep. Alcee Hastings
CFPB's insistence on regulating payday loans to the point of near-extinction is not in the best interest of American consumers. Payday loans have served as a valuable safety net to countless individuals, and eliminating them outright would fail to provide financial protection to those who need it most.
2015-09-24: WT: The phenomenon of the unpleasant fact, by Michael Hayden
Politicization -- the shading of analysis to fit prevailing policy or politics -- is the harshest criticism one can make of an intelligence organization. Although I know nothing of the particulars of the current analysis of the war in Iraq and Syria, let me add my perspective based on my previous high-level experience in such matters.
2015-09-24: WT: Dodd-Frank suppresses job and wealth creation, by Eric Grover
The Dodd-Frank Act doesn't address the principal causes of the financial crisis and Great Recession but it does suppress economic growth. When tens of millions of average Americans understand banks do good and Dodd-Frank is a millstone around their necks and thus around the neck of the beleaguered economy, its repeal will be inevitable.
2015-09-16: WT: CIA opens window to its workings in 1960s, by Guy Taylor
The CIA has released roughly 2,500 briefs, spanning from 1961 through 1969 and now publicly accessible and searchable on a CIA website, present an unparalleled window into the conclusions and inner workings of American intelligence in a bygone era.
2015-09-15: WT: Planned Parenthood worries about fetal-tissue 'headlines' -- PP video #10
In the 10th video, released Tuesday, Deborah VanDerhei, national director for the Consortium of Abortion Providers at Planned Parenthood, said the abortion industry has been trying to figure out "how we're going to manage remuneration," due to the potential for scandal. "The headlines would be a disaster," Ms. VanDerHei said.
2015-09-15: WT: Navy head ignores deficient combat performance of women, by Elaine Donnelly
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced his intent to disregard the best professional advice of the Marine Corps on the issue of "gender diversity" on combat missions. The Marine report on female combat deficiencies echoes similar finding by the Army and by the British Ministry of Defense.
2015-09-10: WT: Ex-Im subsidy recipients keep profits offshore, skirt taxes, by Arthur Kane
U.S. companies that benefited from more than $65 billion in taxpayer-backed loan guarantees have kept nearly $458 billion in profits offshore -- avoiding paying billions in taxes to the government that helps them sell their goods overseas at a competitive rate, a Watchdog.org investigation found.
2015-09-08: WT: Michael Hayden on Obama's Iran nuke deal: Anger, Recognition, & Way Forward
"My personal thoughts and emotions about the deal have been sorting themselves out through a three-step process: first anger, which admittedly still lingers; then recognition, the product of assessing domestic and global political realities; and finally determination, a less emotional and more reasoned calculus on a way forward."
2015-09-04: Examiner: A closing argument for rejecting the Iran deal, by Philip Klein
It's not that it's President Obama's deal or war. I think it's going to be Obama's deal and war. And when that war comes, Iran will be stronger and the consequences [of military action] are going to be much more severe." -- Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
2015-08-30: WT: Army's PC leadership leaves soldiers in the lurch, by Rowan Scarborough
"What we hear consistently is what many of these soldiers can't say publicly, and that is Army leadership has created an environment that has soldiers second-guessing themselves and hesitating constantly, and one misstep -- whether intended or not -- is a career killer." -- Joe Kasper, chief of staff for Rep. Duncan Hunter
2015-08-28: AMAC: New AP Test Seeks to Rewrite History for Political Gain, by John Grimaldi
The previous AP U.S. History course featured a strong insistence on content, i.e., on the students' acquisition of extensive factual knowledge of American history. The new 2014 framework repudiates that earlier approach, centralizes control, deemphasizes content, and seeks to "internationalize" the nation's past. (Read related IMPRIMUS post.)
2015-08-27: WT: Bloated U.S. voter rolls could lead to lawsuits, by Stephen Dinan
America's voter rolls are so bloated that dozens of counties have more people registered than there are adults living there, according to two new studies that the authors said could lead to lawsuits forcing states to clean things up. The Obama DOJ is not pursuing easy cases that could have pressured jurisdictions to keep their voter rolls clean.
2015-08-25: WT: StemExpress shown hustling for organs -- PP video #8
StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer says that it isn't easy keeping up with the demand for fetal organs procured from abortions -- she could use "another 50 livers a week" -- which is one reason she relies on Planned Parenthood. "I mean, Planned Parenthood has volume, you know, because they're a volume institution."
2015-08-24: WT: IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account, by Stephen Dinan
The use of secret or extra email accounts has bedeviled the Obama administration, which is has tried to fend off a slew of lawsuits involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her top aides, the White House's top science adviser, top Environmental Protection Agency officials and the IRS.
2015-08-21: Examiner: Republicans have themselves to blame for Donald Trump, by Adam Brandon
The sad thing is that Republicans created Trump, or at least his ability to compete in a major election. They created him by failing, again and again, to live up to the principles they campaigned on, and now, only they can stop him.
2015-08-19: WT: With heart still beating, aborted baby organ harvested -- PP video #7
In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group's practices.
2015-08-19: WT: What if Tehran turns down the nuclear deal?, by Daniel Pipes
While Obama's Iranian nuclear deal would greatly benefit Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may yet reject the deal, as it betrays Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's vision of unyielding enmity to the U.S., a core principle that has guided the Islamic republic since he founded it in 1979. If Iran rejects the deal, then what?
2015-08-18: Examiner: Teachers clueless on money schools spend per student, by Jason Russell
It's possible that the gap shows the difference between how much is spent on education and how much reaches the classroom. There's a difference between spending on instruction and spending that gets swallowed up in bureaucracy or non-instructional services.
2015-08-18: WT: A Shariah-approved nuclear EMP attack, by James Woolsey and Peter Pry
Because EMP destroys electronics directly, but people indirectly, it is regarded by some as Shariah-compliant use of a nuclear weapon. "Passive Defense" and other Iranian military writings are well aware that nuclear EMP attack is the most efficient way of killing people, through secondary effects, over the long run.
2015-08-07: Examiner: IRS's Lois Lerner called conservatives 'a--holes' (Senate final report)
The emails are included in a final bipartisan report issued Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, which cited "gross mismanagement" and also "personal politics" as the root cause of the IRS mishandling of tax-exempt applications from Tea Party organizations.
2015-08-05: WT: 1965, the start of uncontrolled immigration, by Ian deSilva
The 1965 revision of immigration law completely transformed U.S. immigration policy. In the 1960s, 1.1 million European immigrants were admitted, along with 1.6 million from elsewhere. In the 1970s, after LBJ's 'reforms', the latter groups doubled to 3.2 million, while European immigration was suppressed to 826,000. And it no longer mattered if they assimilated or spoke English.
2015-07-xx: IMPRIMUS: History, American Democracy, and the AP Test Controversy, by W. McClay
Imprimis lecture by Wilfred M. McClay, University of Oklahoma.
2015-07-29: The Federalist: Paglia Blasts Media Refusal To Cover Planned Parenthood Videos
In an interview with Salon, liberal culture critic Camille Paglia "was horrified and disgusted" at the Planned Parenthood abortion videos. She also excoriated liberal media outlets for refusing to cover the story or its implications. The media blackout is "shockingly unprofessional".
2015-07-29: WT: Is Obama taking Hillary out? ... will endorse Biden, by Monica Crowley
Mr. Obama needs a successor whom he can control to ensure that the "fundamental transformation of the nation" continues. He cannot control either of the Clintons. He will therefore pass along his sophisticated technical campaign infrastructure to the one person he knows will do his bidding: his vice president, Joe Biden.
2015-07-28: WT: Third Planned Parenthood video follows money behind fetal-organ supply chain
"I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses. The harder and more valuable the tissue, the more money you get. So if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart, you're going to get more money than just chorionic villi or umbilical cord." -- Holly O'Donnell, former StemExpress procurement technician (Read also: #WomenBetrayed: Pro-life activists rally for Planned Parenthood investigation.)
2015-07-28: -- Stephen Dinan
"This material shows that the IRS' cover-up began years ago. We now have smoking-gun proof that top officials in the Obama IRS unlawfully harassed taxpayers just to keep them from complaining to Congress about IRS' targeting and abuse. No wonder the Obama IRS has had such little interest in preserving or finding Lois Lerner's emails." -- Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch
2015-07-26: FCTA: The Futile Fight Against ISIS -- letter by Fred Costello
Muslims believe they are working for God. But since the U.S. does not consider religion in its policies, it cannot defeat a people whose underlying motivation is their religion. And it offers by example a cultural lifestyle (eg - pre-marital sexual relations, homosexual behavior, government supported abortion) that is anathema to Islam.
2015-07-23: JWR: On the path to Soylent Green -- OpEd on American morality, by Cal Thomas
The shocking Planned Parenthood abortion video should jolt us as a culture. For once whatever remaining moral boundaries are erased, and the cost of medical care rises, the killing standard will be expanded to the elderly and the sick, it will quickly threaten others. The concept of morality and humanity will have degenerated to the price of meat.
2015-07-20: Examiner: HUD's "disparate impact" war on suburban America, by Michael Barone
Following the Supreme Court's 5-4 Texas v Inclusive Communities decision, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, the former part-time mayor who is mentioned by some as a vice presidential candidate, wants to use the disparate impact doctrine to overturn local zoning laws and place low-income housing in suburbs across the nation.
2015-07-20: WT: Another bailout looms for Fannie, Freddie, by Kelly Riddell
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are hurtling toward another possible taxpayer bailout, a development that could put an uncomfortable election light on the Clintons' record of enabling the government-backed mortgage giants to engage in risky practices that led to the 2007 financial crisis.
2015-07-18: NRA: Obama attempting to strip some 4M Social Security recipients of gun rights
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a "representative payee".
2015-07-16: Examiner: Obama and the end of U.S. leadership, by Pete Kasperowicz
President Obama on Wednesday all but admitted he's either unwilling or unable to lead the free world, saying the U.S. has no choice but to follow the international consensus on the Iranian nuclear deal. Obama's remarkable explanation was that of a prostrate president.
2015-07-16: WT: Congress guts No Child Left Behind education plan, by Tom Howell
Congress has voted to scrap much of the Bush-era education plan. The government will continue to ship billions of dollars to states, but with fewer strings attached. Gone are the yearly progress goals, designed to force schools to show continual improvement. But schools were supposed to be at peak proficiency by last year, and none were close.
2015-07-14: WT: Planned Parenthood doc discusses selling baby parts -- View video1 and video2
"We've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm gonna basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact." ... Costs to the buyers could be $30 to $100 per specimen, said Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical research.
2015-07-14: WT: Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar, by Kellan Howell
Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to over 12.8 million, and murder rates have fallen from 5.6 killings per 100,000 people to just 4.2, about a 25 percent drop, according to the report from the Crime Prevention Research Center.
2015-07-12: WT: 17th Amendment moved power from states to Washington, by John S Baker
The modern Administrative State is the progeny of the 17th Amendment, which stripped state legislatures of control over their U.S. senators, a control based on the former system of state legislatures electing senators. Previously, a House-passed bill proposing to nationalize some issue could be blocked by state-protecting Senators.
2015-07-11: Examiner: OPM breach highlights perils of big, stupid government -- OpEd
A government that demands every American's most sensitive information and then cannot protect it is a government that doesn't deserve the public's confidence. Unfortunately, that's the government we have in Washington today.
2015-07-09: NCPPR: Law Should Not Treat Bill Cosby Differently..., by Judy Kent
Members of black leadership group 'Project 21' say that a U.S. District Court judge was wrong to release the permanently-sealed transcript of a deposition in a 2005 Cosby civil case explicitly because Cosby gave a 2004 speech telling young black parents to do a better job of raising their children.
2015-07-09: WT: F-35 highlights Pentagon's bad choice of weapon systems, by Jed Babbin
America's military is being redefined by changes the unplanned result of budgetary constraints and bad choices of weapon systems we spend hundreds of billions of dollars to buy. The worst example is the F-35 joint strike fighter, which is supposed to replace the F-15, F-16, A-10 and F/A-18. (Read .)
2015-07-08: Examiner: Documents show Obama's DOJ and FBI linked to IRS scandal
New records, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act, suggest the Justice Department played a larger role in the IRS targeting scandal than previously known, that the Obama IRS scandal is also an Obama DOJ and FBI scandal.
2015-07-07: Examiner: The Supreme Court's rule by talking points, by Naomi Rao
In the United States, we frequently reaffirm that we have a government ruled by laws, not men. The judiciary has a duty to "say what the law is," not what some lawmakers hoped it would be. This term the Court has demonstrated, in constitutional and statutory cases, how grand themes rarely make for good law.
2015-07-07: WT: Washington finally united -- in hatred for Donald Trump, by Charles Hurt
The fact that people here in Washington fear and loathe Mr. Trump so much is final proof that these people here in Washington fear and loathe you; the great unwashed voters of America. In this ever-lying world of Washington politics, it is wrong to speak the truth if it is shocking or unpleasant. Which, of course, is how this country has gotten into the terrible fix we are in today.
2015-07-01: WT: Obama, the Left and their Declaration of Dependence, by Monica Crowley
In several short years, President Obama and his leftist army have fundamentally shifted the balance away from the individual and toward government, and from the notion of self-reliance to an increasing reliance on government. "IN GOV. WE TRUST!"
2015-06-29: WT: Why gays "can't get no satisfaction" -- OpEd by Wesley Pruden
It's the "ick" factor of same-sex marriage that will keep the issue on the stove. And what must be done with the clergyman who won't participate in the new orthodoxy? A town in Idaho has already enacted an ordinance to fine and jail stubborn parsons. The show has barely begun. We ain't seen nothin' yet.
2015-06-28: WT: Supreme Court 'disparate impact' ruling encourages repeat of housing crisis
In Thursday's Texas Dept of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that housing lawsuits based on race no longer need proof of intentional discrimination. So even defendants with no racist intent can be sued for racist outcomes if a plaintiff can prove "disparate impact". Housing Bubble 2.0, anyone?
2015-06-28: WT: Religious leaders reject queeriage ruling -- Tax-exempt status next?
As a result of the ruling, some of the dissenting Supreme Court justices said they foresee new legal challenges related to religious liberty in three particular areas: the tax-exempt status of religious organizations, the unwillingness of some churches and individuals to perform same-sex marriages, and gay adoption.
2015-06-28: WT: New York farm claims gay couple 'set them up', by Valerie Richardson
"The gay community is constantly attacking the church as if the church were singling them out. However, it is the other way around; the gay community is singling out the church," Patricia L. Dickson said in a Nov 2 article in American Thinker. "How else do you explain gay couples running straight to Christian business owners as soon as their state lifts the ban on same-sex marriage?"
2015-06-26: WT: Supreme Court legalizes queeriage in all 50 states -- 5-4 decision
By a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court today struck down four state marriage laws, paving the way for gay marriage to be legal in all 50 states. The ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges said the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between people of same-sex, and also recognize same-sex marriages from out of state.
2015-06-25: Examiner: Second Roberts rewrite turns courts and the IRS into legislators
The Roberts Court is creating a new type of republic in which Congress basically suggests laws, and the other two branches actually write them. In this Obama-Roberts world, Congress's role is to express values and desires -- to lead a figurative chant that the IRS and the Supreme Court turn into actual binding laws.
2015-06-25: WT: Roberts saves Obamacare a second time -- Scalia: "Words have no meaning"
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has saved Obamacare for a second time, writing the majority opinion that upheld the health law's key provision of paying tax subsidies to customers in all states, saying that Congress couldn't have intended to pick and choose among the states (even though the Jonathan Gruber videos clearly indicate that was the intent).
2015-06-23: WT: Confederacy of one dunce spurs battle flag retreat, by Charles Hurt
Even people who have long fought to remove the Confederate flag from a monument outside the South Carolina Capitol must now marvel at the spinelessness of politicians who would capitalize on such a tragedy ... including in Virginia. (Yet another First Amendment casualty!)
2015-06-17: US News: Americans Have Lost Confidence ... in Everything, by Ken Walsh
Congress, down 16 points; the presidency, down 10 points; the Supreme Court, down 12 points. All in all, it's a picture of a nation discouraged about its present and worried about its future, and highly doubtful that its institutions can pull America out of its trough.
2015-06-17: WT: HUD's war against the suburbs, by Betsy McCaughey
An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can't afford to live there.
2015-06-14: FoxNews: Ballot machines easy targets, including Virginia's WINVote
It used to be a "conspiracy theory" but now the potential for electronic tampering with voting machines is being recognized as a problem. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency issued a report finding that the AVS WINVote machines Virginia has used since 2002 have such flimsy security that an amateur hacker could change votes from outside a polling location.
2015-06-10: WT: White House actively suppresses all FOIA requests, per WH memo
President Obama will be long gone from the White House before all his sensitive "White House equities" are revealed to the public. Meantime, if he controls what people know, he can control what they think. And that gives him power to control what people do.
2015-06-05: Examiner: Obamacare paperwork costs states $880M, 27M worker hours, by P Bedard
Burdens on large corporations and small businesses receive plenty of attention in the regulatory world, but it is states that often to have to carry the heaviest load dealing with federal requirements. The Obama administration has forced states to employ hundreds of compliance personnel dedicated to navigating red tape.
2015-06-04: WaPo: Chinese hack OPM, steal data on 4 million federal employees, by E Nakashima
The hack was the largest breach of federal employee data in recent years. It was the second major intrusion of the same agency by China in less than a year. OPM, using new tools, discovered the breach in April.
2015-06-03: Watchdog.org: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Nosier than the NSA?
CFPB's spying program exceeds the it's statutory authority in its demands for "huge" quantities of data "regarding individual consumers' financial transactions on an ongoing, real-time basis."
2015-06-02: WT: Clinton Foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on Iran sanctions
... collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran. (Read the summary.)
2015-06-01: Dennis Prager: The Speech Every 2015 College Grad Needs to Hear (Video 5:50)
There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing -- one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should've heard, but didn't. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post.
2015-06-01: WT: TPP would trump American interests, by Tammy Bruce
"TPP is much larger than NAFTA and is mostly not about trade. It's also about regulating the Internet, labor conditions, how you can favor local industry, regulating hospitals and health care, even banking. Essentially every aspect of a modern economy are in the TPP." -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
2015-05-30: JWR: A summer break from campus muzzling ... via Progressivism, by George Will
In "The Promise of American Life" (1909), progressivism's canonical text, Herbert Croly said, "The average American individual is morally and intellectually inadequate to a serious and consistent conception of his responsibilities as a democrat." National life should be "a school", with the government as the stern but caring principal.
2015-05-27: WT: Obama's Internet overhaul includes extortion, shakedowns, by Earnest Istook
Businesses and individuals must buy multiple websites in self-defense against domains like .sucks, which debuts in June. Mr. Obama is adding cost, confusion and cronyism to the Internet, just as Obamacare did for the nation's health care system.
2015-05-26: WT: A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma, by John Bolton
The Ex-Im Bank's critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution -- simply terminating the bank -- is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of "export credits" (as these subsidies are generically known).
2015-05-24: WT: Supreme Court's long war against the family, by Robert Knight
"While our legal system was maintaining the fiction that individuals were the only reality, we were living the truth that individuals are all members of families and that families are the real components of society." -- Quote by Michael Schwartz
2015-05-24: WT: Nixon's 1974 Memorial Day speech -- just as applicable today!
2015-05-19: WT: Defense report rebuts Obama-Clinton Benghazi narrative, by Rowan Scarborough
At the very time President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top leaders were blaming spontaneous protests for the deadly Benghazi attack, the Defense Department broadly circulated a detailed intelligence report that said an al Qaeda-linked group planned the assault 10 days beforehand, with the goal of killing as many Americans as possible.
2015-05-12: WT: U.S. Christians shrink, but Evangelicals increase, by Cheryl Wetzstein
There were 62 million evangelical Protestants in 2014, about 2 million more than a parallel survey found in 2007, the Pew Research Center said in its Tuesday report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape". Those numbers stood in contrast with an overall shrinking population of Americans who identify as Christians.
2015-05-12: WT: ACU releases 2015 Congressional ratings, by Jennifer Harper
Findings: Liberals in Congress tend to vote together as a block; the Left does a great job of enforcing lockstep orthodoxy, to the detriment of the constituents they represent. A slim few Republicans were rated between 40 and 49 percent on the scale, with the majority of them scoring 60 percent and above. Sixteen earned a 100 percent rating this year.
2015-05-11: Examiner: Cash crop -- a treatise on American farm subsidies, by Vince Smith
Farmers in the United States benefit from hundreds of government programs. In 2015 alone, they will receive about $18 billion in the form of direct taxpayer-funded subsidies. These so-called "farm income safety net" payments flow to farmers through federal crop price support, dairy income support and livestock insurance programs.
2015-05-10: WT: Kirsten Powers on The Left's Crusade Against Free Speech, by Jennifer Harper
In "The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech," Kirsten Powers points out that leftist methodology is to simply shut down public debate with the help of a compliant liberal news media and a secular culture -- while squawking about tolerance and values.
2015-05-08: Examiner: There's a war on free speech, and radical Islam is winning, by P Klein
If Christians responded to an art show that they found offensive with violence, the media would call for a national conversation on Christian fundamentalism. But when radical Muslims do it, the national conversation is on hate speech.
2015-05-04: Detroit News: Think voluntary, not coercive, unions, by Mark Mix, NRTWF president
Americans regularly join and form clubs, civic associations and church groups, and countless other organizations that rely on little more than the enthusiasm and support of their members. A club that alienates its core supporters must adapt quickly or disappear. Similarly, a union should be required to attract members voluntarily or go out of business.
2015-04-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Battle of Indiana the Promise of Battles to Come, by David French
Imprimis lecture by David French, a writer for National Review and National Review Online.
2015-04-28: WSJ: Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America
You're not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance.
2015-04-26: WT: Left makes it safe to commit voter fraud, by Robert Knight
On a host of electoral integrity issues, the liberal position can be summarized in two words: enable cheating. How else to explain their rhetoric against voter photo ID laws? Or the intense drive for Election Day registration, mail-in voting and earlier and earlier balloting, all of which make it harder to detect and prevent vote fraud?
2015-04-26: WT: Army seeks private help for 50-year-old M4 rifle, by Rowan Scarborough
The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon -- the M4 carbine -- a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns.
2015-04-23: WT: The Legacy of Eric Holder... Articles by Powell, Adams, Fund, and Connor
1. A calculated corruptor of justice, by Sidney Powell
2. Race was always at the core of his agenda, by J. Christian Adams
3. The interests of Barack Obama came before justice, by Hans von Spakovsky John Fund
4. In agreement with America's enemies, by Joseph F. Connor
2015-04-15: WT: Obama amnesty granted 541,000 Social Security numbers to illegal immigrants
... thus opening the door to government benefits ranging from tax credits to driver's licenses. Republican critics of the president's immigration policy say he's helping illegal immigrants at the expense of American workers, whose taxes pay for Social Security and other government benefits.
2015-04-14: JW: ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm
Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as "plans" of Fort Bliss -- the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army's 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.
2015-04-14: WT: ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens into community in 2014, by Stephen Dinan
Had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults.
2015-04-13: WT: OPT program offers incentive to hire foreign workers over Americans
An H-1B-type program for foreign college graduates. "You can be out of your university for more than two years and kindly old Uncle Sam still regards you as a student, allows you to still work legally in this country and worse, pays your employer a bonus instead of hiring a comparably qualified citizen or green card holder." -- Report by researcher David North
2015-04-09: LA Times: FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service
"The federal government is sure to tap this new revenue stream soon to spend more of consumers' hard-earned dollars," warned Ajit Pai, a Republican on the FCC. "So when it comes to broadband, read my lips: More new taxes are coming. It's just a matter of when."
2015-04-08: Politico: Drudge Report still dominant, by Hadas Gold
The Drudge Report is the leading source of referral traffic (excluding social media and search referrals) for many of the top news organizations in the country, according to a new report from the Drudge Report's advertising management firm Intermarkets.
2015-04-08: WT: Obama gun control push backfires as industry sees unprecedented surge
From 2001 to 2007, gun production held steady at between 3 million and 4 million units a year. It topped 4 million in 2008 but shot to 5.6 million in 2009, held steady in 2010 and then spiked to 8.6 million guns in 2012 and a record 10.8 million in 2013, according to ATF data.
2015-04-08: WT: The dirty little (open) secret about the press, by Monica Crowley
The only difference between the Rolling Stone "reporter" and these "journalists" is that the magazine writer got caught. The Rolling Stone debacle is one more example of journalists being more interested in creating a narrative that supports their agenda than reporting objectively. (Related article)
2015-04-05: LA Times: Pentagon's $10-billion missile defense bet gone bad, by David Willman
Expensive missteps have become a trademark of the Missile Defense Agency. Over the last decade, the agency has sunk nearly $10 billion into SBX and three other programs that had to be killed or sidelined after they proved unworkable.
2015-03-xx: IMPRIMUS: Frank Capra's America and Ours, by John Marini
Imprimis lecture by John Marini, professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno.
2015-03-31: Examiner: The Left wages total war and then plays victim... (standard procedure)
They're now astroturfing Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. As stunning as their ambitions of total victory is their continued pretense to be fighting a defensive war. It should be obvious to all that the Left long ago dropped its love of pluralism and tolerance -- if that ever was their goal.
2015-03-30: Breitbart: Ted Kennedy's Real Legacy: 50 Years of Ruinous Immigration Law
Passage of Ted Kennedy's Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 marked a fundamental change in America's immigration policy. Rather than serving the interests of Americans and national unity by setting limits on immigration, the act put "family unification" as the top priority, serving the interests of foreigners first.
2015-03-26: WaPo: Why America's obsession with STEM education is dangerous, by Fareed Zakaria
The author of "In Defense of a Liberal Education" argues that obsessive STEM education has nothing to do with America's past and continuing ability to innovate. For that, a traditional liberal education is required, which hopefully still nurtures the ability for critical thinking.
2015-03-26: WT: Obamacare begins a death spiral... regardless of King v. Burwell outcome
The death spiral isn't just a theory. Eight states learned this the hard way in the 1990s when they enacted two policies known as "community rating" and "guaranteed issue", requiring health insurers to sell coverage to anyone who wanted it at the same price. Obamacare is already on the same trajectory.
2015-03-24: WT: Small business owners still victimized by 'Operation Choke Point'
Gun shop owners, payday lenders, and other small businesses deemed politically incorrect by the Obama administration are apparently still being targeted two months after the FDIC retracted its "reputational risk" listing denying credit to such businesses.
2015-03-23: Heritage: 2015 Federal Budget in Pictures
It is critical that Americans understand what the nation's spending, debt, and taxes mean for them and their families -- as well as what solutions can point the way forward. The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about these vital issues in a clear, compelling way.
2015-03-22: Examiner: Silenced workers who lost jobs to H-1B visa abuse (quietly) speak out
American industry is abusing the H-1B skilled guest worker visa program, with many tech giants using the program to fire well-paid current workers and replace them with workers from abroad at significantly lower pay.
2015-03-20: Watchdog.org: U.S. subsidies energize foreign corporations, by Kenric Ward
The United States may have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, but large companies are reaping billions of dollars in subsidies from Uncle Sam. And the biggest beneficiary isn't even an American firm -- it is the Spanish utility giant, Iberdrola.
2015-03-19: Examiner: Tech giant seeks more foreign workers, to displace costlier Americans
So not everyone agrees with Schmidt on the need for more H-1B workers. Certainly not the laid-off IT employees at Southern California Edison. And not the workers reportedly displaced by similar practices at Disney, Harley Davidson, Cargill, Pfizer and other companies.
2015-03-18: WT: A 'reasonable' view of privacy, security, by Michael Hayden
Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, describes the details of how the NSA uses smart algorithms to filter foreign intelligence and mask domestic identities, to stay within the spirit of the 4th Amendment.
2015-03-16: WT: Chile, where freedom nurtures success, by Richard Rahn
Countries that have the rule of law (including honest and competent judges), protect private property, have free markets and free trade, have relatively low tax rates and government spending, avoid destructive economic regulation, and have sound money tend to grow at much faster rates than those countries that don't.
2015-03-16: WT: Failure to track death cost feds $124B in bogus payments, by Stephen Dinan
One major problem is tracking when Americans die -- the Social Security Administration admitted last week that its rolls are filled with names of more than 6 million folks who are listed as 112 years of age or older.
2015-03-16: WT: The dark secrets of federal pensions, by Adam Andrzejewski
Imagine if you could review your congressman's pension, or that of former IRS chief Lois Lerner or former Secret Service boss Julia Pierson? But we don't know because we can't see them. The data is not merely opaque, but literally housed and hidden in a Cold War-era underground complex in Pennsylvania.
2015-03-15: AP: Pipeline Boom -- Fight over Keystone XL project doesn't deter industry growth
While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation's domestic oil network. About 3.3 million barrels per day of capacity have been added since 2012 alone -- five times more oil than the Canada-to-Texas Keystone line could carry if it's ever built.
2015-03-11: Watchdog.org: Public-private SBA firms capitalize in secret -- Apple Intel?
The portfolio of "small businesses" in SBIC programs are mostly mature companies with stable dividend cash flows of up to $50 million in revenues. "This is the privatization of profits and the socialization of loss."
2015-03-04: WT: Book Review - Hidden in Plain Sight -- housing policies => financial crisis
Peter Wallison's important, engaging and alarming "Hidden in Plain Sight" is the definitive work on the financial crisis. He makes a cogent case that "the 2008 financial crisis would not have occurred but for the housing policies of the U.S. government between 1992 and 2008."
2015-03-03: WT: FBI tolerates nepotism, and discourages whistleblowers -- by Kelly Riddell
Certain FBI team members are increasingly frustrated that their mission is being hampered by internal politics and nepotism. Meanwhile, a potential whistleblower was warned he could face retaliation by coming forward with concerns about political meddling inside a secret terrorism and counterintelligence surveillance program.
2015-03-03: RT: Hillary Clinton's "hacked" Benghazi emails -- via "
2015-02-26: WT: Huge trove of 'destroyed' Lois Lerner emails found -- Criminal probe by IG
The IRS's inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner's emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency's chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
2015-02-26: NR: Comrades for Net Neutrality -- Powers behind FCC's muscling of the Internet
Today's vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through "net neutrality", or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet.
2015-02-25: WT: Clinton's war on Libya lost terror intelligence -- Gadhafi was aiding U.S.
Hillary Clinton's 2011 campaign to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power did significant damage to U.S. intelligence, according to a top Libyan aide and U.S. intelligence officials. The Libyan dictator provided regular reports to the CIA that helped capture or kill key al Qaeda figures and thwart terrorist attacks against American targets overseas, those sources said.
2015-02-25: American Thinker: Same Sex Marriage and Dred Scott, by J Peter Mulhern
What to do when the Supreme Court vandalizes state law with a delusional ruling that has no basis in the Constitution? Just say no. It really is as simple as that. ... Both Dred Scott and Windsor were foolish attempts to resolve contentious political issues by arbitrary judicial decree.
2015-02-24: Watchdog.org: Unions throw millions at data firm accused of breaking election law
Materials from secretive leftist donor network Democracy Alliance obtained by the Free Beacon suggest DA sees for-profit data vendors as a way to skirt campaign finance law. DA and left-wing billionaire George Soros have been Catalist supporters since the company's 2006 launch.
2015-02-16: WT: FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet -- OpEd by Tammy Bruce
The FCC and the FEC have declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to make something more efficient, "fair," or to "protect" their target. With the feds' latest effort, their new slogan might as well be, "If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet." Make no mistake: The Internet is under assault.
2015-02-16: WT: Carly Fiorina Unplugged - takes aim at liberal elitism, by Ralph Hallow
"Warren's wrong about the answer to crony capitalism. It's not more big government, which only creates more crony capitalism," she said. "The answer is less government, radical simplification, real government reform ?not just enough to lower tax rates. You have to simplify the tax codes."
2015-02-12: WT: Obama amnesty creates path for illegal immigrants to vote, by Stephen Dinan
President Obama's temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress, saying that the driver's licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major illegitimate voting opportunity.
2015-02-11: WT: Texas ruling allows cross-state handgun purchases, overturns 1968 gun law
A federal district court in Texas overturned a 1968 gun law prohibiting the sale of handguns to out-of-state residents, granting those who live in Washington, D.C., the ability to travel to an out-of-state gun store, buy a handgun and bring it home without a middleman.
2015-02-11: WT: Obama drafts federal workers to shill for Obamacare, by Ernest Istook
President Obama wants millions of new recruiters for Obamacare, so he is drafting federal workers -- including soldiers -- to ask their friends and family to sign up for coverage at HealthCare.gov. OPM has provided millions of pro-Obamacare fliers and postcards for workers to distribute before the enrollment deadline Sunday.
2015-02-09: WT: Exposing the cause of the Great Recession -- Gov't redistributionist policy
Peter J. Wallison, former general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department and a member of the congressionally authorized Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, has just published a book, "Hidden in Plain Sight," in which he clearly documents what caused the financial crisis and why it is likely to happen again.
2015-02-06: Examiner: Which states get the most bang for their educational buck? -- Utah #1
Utah spends its education dollars most efficiently, scoring 86 points on the Nation's Report Card for every $1,000 spent on education. Despite spending only $6,441 per pupil, less than any other state, Utah's combined reading and math score on the Nation's Report Card beats 20 other states.
2015-02-06: Free Beacon: Afghanistan War Hero Stripped of Silver Star -- Criticized strategy
A recent survey conducted by the Military Times revealed only 27 percent of the military felt that their leaders were looking out for the best interests of the troops. Golsteyn's situation illustrates why this is the case, along with Will Swenson (Medal of Honor package "lost"), and Jim Gant (drummed out of the Army) after running afoul of their superiors.
2015-01-28: WT: Secret tapes undermine Clinton on Libyan war: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, OpEd
Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli.
2015-01-28: WT: Former CENCOM chief criticizes Obama defense, security policies, by Bill Gertz
Gen. Mattis urges fixing the country's faulty defense strategy "because in an interconnected age when opportunistic adversaries can work in tandem to destroy stability and prosperity, our country needs to regain its strategic footing. We need to bring the clarity to our efforts before we lose the confidence of the American people and the support of potential allies."
2015-01-28: WT: FDIC attempts to end "Operation Choke Point" (Obama's war on gun sellers)
In an effort to end Operation Choke Point -- a financial task force that was created by the Obama administration to "choke out" businesses it finds objectionable like gun shops -- the FDIC issued a letter saying all banks should examine their customer relationships on a case-by-case basis and not by industry operational risk.
2015-01-23: WaPo: New Marine Corps Commandant plans to shake up the service, by Dan Lamothe
Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford took over as the service's top officer on Oct. 17, replacing the retiring Gen. James F. Amos. He released a 16-page plan on Friday outlining how the Marine Corps "will set the conditions to fight and win against future enemies".
2015-01-20: Watchdog.org: 25-year-old 'test program' shields federal contract data, by K Ward
While government agencies snoop into the private lives of Americans, Congress maintains a stone wall around trillions of dollars in public contracts. Just before their Christmas break, lawmakers quietly renewed the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program, a oxymorically titled law that blocks disclosure of Pentagon spending.
2015-01-19: Examiner: Government created the housing and financial crises - may do so again
The real problem was housing finance, argues Peter Wallison in his new book Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again. Without changes in housing finance policy, he says, there would have been no financial crisis in 2008.
The Center for Media and Democracy positions itself as a crusader against anonymous political contributions -- so-called "dark money". But this self-righteous left-wing propaganda machine apparently doesn't mind keeping the public in the dark about some big labor union checks it has cashed.
2015-01-14: WT: Taxpayer advocate predicts 'new lows' for IRS service, by Stephen Dinan
The IRS has seen a "devastating erosion" of its ability to do its job, and the worst is yet to come after budget cuts have trimmed staff and the tea party targeting scandal has damaged the agency's reputation, the government's official National Taxpayer Advocate said in a report Wednesday, delivering the latest grim assessment of the agency.
2015-01-14: WT: George Soros funds Ferguson protests -- $33 million for "astroturf" activists
Liberal billionaire George Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.
2015-01-06: Examiner: Racism for fun and profit -- "Race-hustling" perfected by the Rev Al
A few entrepreneurial charlatans have managed to monetize this revulsion and build from it something that resembles an extortion racket. Nice business you have there -- if you care about it, you're going to need to pay someone for protection.
2015-01-05: WT: Apocalypse prophecies drive Islamic State strategy, recruiting efforts
One U.S. official said al-Baghdadi may simply be leaning on end-of-times propaganda because he knows how intoxicating it is to young recruits thirsting for meaning in their lives. At the same time, the official said, there's "nothing to suggest that he and a circle of others around him don't actually believe this stuff."
2015-01-05: Examiner: Family fragmentation: Can anything be done?, by Michael Barone
The nation is being deprived of a substantial amount of human capital by family fragmentation. Young people are achieving less than their potential, with cumulative negative consequences for all of us.
2014-12-21: Military Times: Obama's mark on the military; deeply unpopular commander-in-chief
Obama is an unpopular president in the eyes of the men and women in uniform. Yet his two-term administration is etching a deep imprint on the culture inside the armed forces . As commander in chief, he will leave behind a legacy that will shape the Pentagon's personnel policies and the social customs of rank-and-file troops for decades to come.
2014-12-19: WT: Obamacare's Christmas surprise -- CMS to re-enroll you in cheaper plan
CMS has laid the perfect trap: Sign up at healthcare.gov one time in your life and we will never let you go. If you don't continually re-enroll each and every year, CMS will keep you on the plan that it chooses.
2014-12-09: , by Michael Barone
"Big government has become a big, waddling, sluggish beast, ever ready to boss you around, but not able to perform useful functions at anything but a plodding pace. It needs to be slimmed down and streamlined, so it can get useful things done."
2014-12-03: Brookings: The Earned Income Tax Credit in Your County -- An interactive map
2014-12-02: Conservative Intel: The U.S. Electorate Since 1982, In 12 Graphs, David Freddoso
2014-12-01: Examiner: Are IGs REALLY Independent?... or lapdogs of agency management?
Allegations against top officials at the State Department were devastating and had to be suppressed, so the agency's inspector general quickly obliged, delivering what amounted to a cover-up of a cover-up. What happened at the State Department is not unusual, recent disclosures show.
2014-11-xx: IMPRIMUS: Effects of Obamacare on Economic Productivity, by Casey Mulligan
Imprimis lecture by Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago
2014-11-19: CSpan video: Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States -- Arthur Laffer (53:05)
Arthur Laffer talks about his book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything. He argues that every measure of economic prosperity on the state level is linked to taxation and says the data shows that low tax states are outperforming high tax states around the country.
2014-11-17: WT: In the beginning there was Goldwater -- Started modern conservative movement
Republicans saw his defeat as the end. Things would return to normal with Democrats and "respectable" Republicans differing on the margins, but agreeing on major issues. But Barry Goldwater in losing had changed their world and ours in ways they couldn't imagine; they were soon to discover that it was only the beginning.
2014-11-17: WT: The menace of civil forfeiture -- Was originated to fight organized crime
Civil forfeiture was designed as a tool in the government's arsenal against predatory criminal enterprises. In the ensuing decades, however, Congress vastly expanded it. Nearly half a century later, it has so metastasized that asset forfeiture is now available for virtually every offense of the federal criminal law.
2014-11-12: Examiner: Gruber's Obamacare comments expose what's wrong with liberalism
Gruber, in a moment of candor, acknowledged what has always been true about Obamacare and liberalism -- that the masses have to be tricked into ceding control to those who know what's best for them.
2014-11-12: Examiner: Obamacare's foundation of lies a warning for new Supreme Court case
Given the clear text of the law and Gruber's admissions on other occasions, the Democrats' argument in King v. Burwell is: we obviously never intended to exclude the federal exchange. If it's an argument about legislative intent, Obamacare's authors are asking us to trust them.
2014-11-07: GRUBER: Lack of [Obamacare] transparency a huge political advantage, video (0:53)
In this just-posted 2013-10-17 video, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber brags about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are stupid. He admits a "lack of transparency" helped the Obama administration and congressional Democrats pass the Affordable Care Act.
2014-11-07: More Gruber videos: #3 (2:31), #5 (1:26)
2014-11-05: Examiner: GOP's new turnout machine was in top gear -- Learned from Dems
The party has spent 100 million overhauling the way it campaigns, finally giving it a data and analytics-driven operation that can compete with the Democratic machine built by President Obama. Thus they were able to confidently project a sweeping Republican advance ahead of the elections.
2014-11-04: Breitbart: Second Amendment Crushes Gun Control Candidates In Midterm Elections
The day before the elections took place, Breitbart News reminded red state and pro-Second Amendment voters to vote like their guns depended on it. They did, the Second Amendment won the day, Republicans won the Senate, and gun control took a beating.
2014-10-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Case Against Liberal Compassion, by William Voegeli
Imprimis lecture by William Voegeli, Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books
2014-10-28: Examiner: Obama's digital health records effort may be 'effectively dead'
President Obama's ambitious $30 billion subsidy program to encourage doctors and hospitals to use electronic health records may be "effectively dead," as doctors and hospitals flee the program. The 2009 electronic health records law was heavily promoted by President Obama as a precursor to Obamacare.
2014-10-26: WaPo: The family deficit -- How the marriage decline affects the nation.
Robert Samuelson describes the decline of the institution of marriage over the last few decades... "It explains some stubborn poverty and our frustrations in combating it. We've learned that what good families provide cannot easily be gotten elsewhere."
2014-10-25: Examiner: Study shows illegally voting non-citizens could tip close races in U.S.
Enough non-citizens illegally vote in U.S. elections to potentially decide close races, a new study suggests. Old Dominion University political scientists found that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in the 2008 elections and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterms.
2014-10-23: Breitbart: Judge refuses to penalize IRS targeting; Opinion: True the Vote v. IRS
The opinion, by Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, found that the IRS had taken sufficient "remedial steps to address the alleged behavior."
2014-10-19: WT: The Pentagon's war on the global climate -- Green agenda vs core mission
The Pentagon's "2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap," published last week, demonstrates how thoroughly and deeply liberal "climate change" ideology is being embedded in our military establishment. To undo the damage will require a determined effort by our next president.
2014-10-16: Daily Beast: Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq's Real WMD, by Eli Lake
Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. The issue of Iraq's WMD remnants was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops' chemically induced wounds.
2014-10-10: Examiner: Doctors, hospitals rethinking electronic medical records <--2009 law
A revolt is brewing among doctors and hospital administrators over electronic medical records systems mandated by one of President Obama's early health care reforms, claiming electronic records "fail to support efficient and effective clinical work".
2014-10-06: -- It pays not to work!
CNBC's Larry Kudlow notes: "We still can't seem to stop the hemorrhaging of people dropping out of the labor force. People at the margin who might grab a job have walked away because the government benefits are quite substantial."
2014-10-06: Governing: The Secret to Making Tough Fiscal Choices: Open Gov't -- Chuck Reed
When governments make it easy for citizens to know the facts and engage them in the conversation about what needs to be done, reforms can happen.
2014-10-06: Examiner: Democrats losing long war against voter ID -- Fund and Von Spakovsky
In courts of law and the court of public opinion, the issue is gaining traction. With few exceptions, liberal pressure groups have lost lawsuits in state after state, with courts tossing out their faux claims that ID laws are discriminatory, unconstitutional or suppress minority voting.
2014-10-02: Examiner: The disaster caused by granting mortgages to non-creditworthy Hispanics
An estimated one-third of the mortgage foreclosures in the 2007-10 period were of Hispanic homebuyers. Very many had been granted mortgages, despite bad or dubious credit, thus gaining brownie points with regulators for lending to "minorities".
2014-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: The History and Danger of Administrative Law, by Philip Hamburger
Imprimis lecture by Philip Hamburger, Columbia Law School
2014-09-30: WT: Navy sailors distrust commanders, fear crippling political correctness
Navy sailors harbor "widespread mistrust" in the admirals who command them, complaining of poor leadership and a disciplinary environment that tolerates absolutely no mistakes, says a survey of the fleet... "[T]he fact that a growing number of quality officers have already left the service or are planning to head for the doors seems to be going undetected by senior leadership."
2014-09-30: NPR: Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.
Since the Obama administration created DACA in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years.
2014-09-15: Heritage: The War on Poverty After 50 Years, by Robert Rector Rachel Sheffield
Since 1964, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. This spending is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.
2014-08-27: WT: Racial hostility, discrimination inside Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
"The treatment of women and minorities at the CFPB is deplorable," Mr. McHenry said in a statement to The Times. Unfortunately, due to the unique structure of the bureau -- leaving it free from both congressional and executive branch oversight -- there is little that can be done to stop these rogue agency leaders.
2014-08-19: WT: Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine
A competing rifle outperformed the Army's favored M4A1 carbine in key firings during a competition last year before the service abruptly called off the tests and stuck with its gun, according to a new confidential report. (Related story: M4, M16 a National Disgrace?)
2014-08-11: Daily Mail: O'Keefe Strikes again, crosses US-Mexico dressed as Osama bin Laden
James O'Keefe, known for guerrilla documentaries targeting liberals, says US Border Patrol was nowhere to be seen when he crossed border twice wearing a bin Laden mask to show the national security implications of unmonitored borders.
2014-08-09: Examiner: Don't mistake Tea Party birth pains for death throes, by Star Parker
Tea Party sentiments point to troubles in America flowing from the erosion and undermining of American institutions. It is about restoring strength and viability to our institutions -- certainly not undermining trust in them.
2014-07-29: Examiner: Highway Trust Fund going into bike lanes?, by Mark Tapscott
Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important? More than 90 percent of Americans depend upon their personal cars and trucks to get to and from work every day. But many government officials at all levels seem determined to make life miserable for drivers.
2014-07-25: Examiner: Dodd-Frank at war with itself, by Hester Peirce
Rather than hope in Dodd-Frank's hyper-regulatory solutions, we should look for ways to eliminate government distortions. Craft simple rules that force financial institutions -- under the watchful eyes of their creditors, shareholders and counterparties -- to make prudent choices about their size, structure, funding sources and assets.
2014-07-23: Heritage: 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity -- Change over last 10 years
The Index tracks 31 cultural and economic indicators -- from the marriage rate and religious attendance to welfare dependence, workforce participation, and educational opportunities -- and categorizes them in three sections: culture, poverty and dependence, and general opportunity.
2014-07-19: Ars Technica: Feds have old IP addresses, full credit card numbers
FOIA request turns up 9 years of records. Not just "metadata". The 76 new pages of data, covering 2005 through 2013, show that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) retains massive amounts of data on us when we travel internationally.
2014-07-14: WT: Editing out an enlightened history of America
The Founders' grand experiment is being put at risk by liberal progressive educational ideologues intent upon creating a citizenry ignorant of its real history, but indoctrinated to hate its country, its history and those who founded it. This disease has infected Common Core and now threatens even the College Board.
2014-07-11: WND: Catholic Church Raising Money for Illegals
Catholic Charities USA has taken on a major role in helping the federal government find temporary housing for the droves of Central Americans illegally crossing the border into the United States. And it's also helping finance the operation.
2014-07-10: Guardian: The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney -- that's a 'totalitarian mentality'.
2014-07-10: ABC News: Police Face Severe Shortage of Recruits
With the number of applicants down more than 90 percent in some cities, police departments may soon be posting more signs that say "Help Wanted" instead of "Most Wanted". ... In Fairfax County, Va., an entrance exam advertisement would draw 4,000 people five years ago. Now, it brings in 300.
2014-07-07: Epoch Times: Money for Nothing, by Valentin Schmid
The basic problem with the creation of currency out of nothing [credit creation by banks] is that somebody gets that currency initially. That money percolates down through the economy and the market wakes up and says "Wait a minute, there's more money now", and this affects prices. Workers and savers get the new money last, so mostly they are paying for the banks' privilege to create money.
2014-07-03: WaPo: Why we stuck with Maliki -- and lost Iraq
American adviser Ali Khedery on how the Obama administration leaders kept Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister of Iraq, and how that has led to the apparent breakup of Iraq today.
2014-06-28: Epoch Times: Is the Fed Unconstitutional?, by Valentin Schmid
Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to oversee the coinage -- in gold or silver form. The Articles of Confederation had given Congress the power to borrow money and "emit bills". This power was struck from the Constitution, so it logically follows that the power isn't there. There is no power to create paper currency of the debt-based variety in Congress.
2014-06-26: NR Online: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants
A recent study finds that there were 127,000 fewer working-age natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000, while the number of immigrants with a job was 5.7 million above the 2000 level.
2014-06-23: WT OpEd: Free speech on the guillotine
Liberals employ extreme measures to silence opposition. ... Such intolerance is hardly new, but it has never found such acceptance among so many supposedly mainstream politicians.
2014-06-14: American Thinker: Obama's Children's Crusade, by James Lewis
Would you send your own kids in wild mobs to a strange land? Do Hispanics love and protect their children less than we do? No. This is another Obama agit-prop stunt, with a U.S. president assaulting our southern borders.
2014-06-05: AmRen.com: FAA Changes Hiring Practices for Air Traffic Controllers -- "Diversity"
Thousands of potential FAA air traffic control trainees, with College Initiative Training (CTI) degrees or previous military experience, have been told by the federal agency they are no longer eligible for job interviews. Instead, the FAA now accepts less qualified applicants, apparently to satisfy concerns that the agency needs a more diverse workforce.
2014-06-01: Telegraph: Bowe Bergdahl: a darker story behind the release of America's last POW
America celebrates the release of a young soldier who allegedly abandoned his post after growing disillusioned with the war in Afghanistan.
2014-05-xx: YG Netwk: Conservative Reforms for Limited Gov't, Thriving Middle Class
This free 120-page e-book contains essays on policies discussed at a conference that took place this March in Middleburg, Virginia. On the discussion panel were Rep Eric Cantor (VA), plus Sens Mike Lee (UT), Mitch McConnell (KY), and Tim Scott (SC).
2014-05-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass, by Anthony Daniels
Imprimis lecture by Anthony Daniels, Writer and Doctor
2014-05-24: Examiner: Export-Import Bank costs taxpayers $2 billion a decade, by Tim Carney
The Obama administration and the business lobby defend the Export-Import Bank of the United States by claiming it "makes a profit" for taxpayers. But this "profit" is an accounting fiction, a top federal budget agency recently found. (George Allen just wrote a WT article praising Ex-Im.)
2014-05-20: WT OpEd: The academic recession: Big bucks, little knowledge
Many college graduates can't handle a family budget, express themselves clearly or understand what American democracy is about. Good citizenship requires more than the ability to hold a job. It means being informed and well-rounded as a person. American universities have become big businesses turning out graduates who are neither.
2014-05-19: The Atlantic: The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage
Far from offering expanding attractive career opportunities, it seems that many, but not all, science and engineering careers are headed in the opposite direction: unstable careers, slow-growing wages, and high risk of jobs moving offshore or being filled by temporary workers from abroad.
2014-05-18: WT: Feds press banks to cut off gun retailers -- 'Operation Choke Point'
Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales. The "Justice" Department has launched 'Operation Choke Point'.
2014-05-18: WT: Corporations hoard cash away from high U.S. taxes
The highest-in-the-world U.S. corporate tax rate and the Federal Reserve's artificially low interest rate combine to produce marketing decisions not beneficial for the U.S. economy.
2014-05-13: House Floor: Trey Gowdy gets a standing ovation - 'We Make Law!' -- video (5:28)
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), sponsor of the "Enforce the Law Act", gave an very passionate speech defending the need for legislation to stop Obama's power grab. Five Democrats joined the Republican majority to advance a bill that would authorize the House or Senate to sue the executive branch for not enforcing laws. Gowdy received a standing O on the House floor.
2014-05-12: Heritage: IRS Tries to Silence Political Speech Again, with New Regulations
The IRS's proposed rules on "Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities" raise a host of serious concerns. The proposed rules ignore Supreme Court precedents and the Internal Revenue Code.
2014-05-08: WT: Obama's attack on the independence of inspectors general
Inspectors general are the taxpayers' policemen. Their beat is the corridors of the bureaucracy, which they patrol for waste, fraud, abuse and even crime. This often puts them at odds with a president, his administration and his congressional allies.
2014-05-05: WT: Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire, by Arina Grossu
A couple of years ago, Margaret Sanger was named one of Time magazine's "20 Most Influential Americans of All Time". Given her enduring influence, it's worth considering what the woman who founded Planned Parenthood contributed to the eugenics movement. (Read also The Truth About MARGARET SANGER.)
2014-04-xx: IMPRIMUS: Sagebrush Rebellion Redivivus, by William Perry Pendley
Imprimis lecture by William Perry Pendley, President of the Mountain States Legal Foundation
2014-04-28: Examiner: Education spending skyrockets while student achievement stays stagnant
... What those trends suggest is that every state in America has suffered an education productivity collapse. Outcomes are generally stagnant or declining despite massive increases in expenditures.
2014-04-28: Examiner: Out of touch With America: Are unions obsolete? -- 5-part series
Chapter 1: Big Labor's identity crisis
Chapter 2: Unions and the Democratic Party
Chapter 3: Right to work vs. card check
Chapter 4: Forced unionism: The SEIU and Illinois home health-care workers
Chapter 5: Reinventing the union
2014-04-24: Examiner: Will demographics doom the GOP -- video (24:41)
Philip Klein and Michael Barone discuss the conventional wisdom, that Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?
2014-04-23: CFACT: Secure property rights: Hold government to the law
The Cliven Bundy rancher story traces back to 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. ... "The message terrified abusive bureaucrats: There are private rights in federal lands -- vested rights, not privileges."
2014-04-23: TIME: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime, by Camille Paglia
The age-21 rule sets the U.S. apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other antisocial behavior.
2014-04-21: WT: A better way to help the dangerously mentally ill
While we spend $203 billion annually on what he found can only loosely be described as mental health care, much of what we are doing is wasteful, misdirected or even counterproductive. The perhaps 11 million men and women with truly severe mental problems who too often lead to violence, arrest, prison and suicide are often ignored in favor of minor mental health issues.
2014-04-14: A Libertarian song for the tax filing blues
"How would I live without filing taxes / What would I do with my free time /
Where would I go on a beautiful Sunday? / Good thing I won't have to make up my mind."
2014-04-12: Examiner: K Street loses a loyal ally in Kathleen Sebelius
Sebelius was a model of Obamanomics: carrying plenty of sticks to drive industry where she wanted it to go and bushels of carrots to reward the compliant businesses. The revolving door. Abortion extremism. Disregard for the rule of law. Incompetent management. That's Sebelius's legacy. The secretary shall not be missed.
2014-04-10: WT: RINOs head to FL while Conservatives meet in NH
The "Republican Main Street Partnership" is gathering in Florida this weekend. This "echo chamber for the left" (as seen by grass-roots conservatives) perceives the tea party and other conservatives as the authentic base of the GOP and therefore a threat to the levers of power that the party's behind-the-scenes leaders -- the Bushes, Karl Roves and Haley Barbours -- control. Meanwhile, GOP conservatives meet in New Hampshire on Saturday.
2014-04-10: WSJ: Ali: Here's What I Would Have Said at Brandeis
On Tuesday, after protests by students, faculty and outside groups, Brandeis University revoked its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary degree at its commencement ceremonies in May. The protesters accused Ms. Hirsi Ali, an advocate for the rights of women and girls, of being "Islamophobic". Here is an abridged version of the remarks she planned to deliver.
2014-04-04: WSJ: The Unemployment Puzzle: Where Have All the Workers Gone?
Glenn Hubbard explores the current U.S. labor market, whether cyclical or structural. "It seems clear by this late date that our problems are in no small part structural. What we need most urgently is to rethink the federal government's wider role in the labor market."
2014-03-25: OpenMarket: How Obamacare Victims Can Escape the "Liberty Tax"
Buried deep within the Obamacare law is an exemption from the individual mandate for a "health care sharing ministry". Health care sharing ministries are similar to the voluntary mutual aid societies that supported many social welfare institutions in early 20th century America among nearly every demographic community.
2014-03-24: Free Beacon: Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs
President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say have helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades.
2014-03-22: WaPo: Sinkhole of bureaucracy -- OPM in Pennsylvania limestone mine.
Inside the caverns of an old Pennsylvania limestone mine, there are 600 employees of the Office of Personnel Management. Their task is nothing top-secret. It is to process the retirement papers of the government's own workers. But that system has a spectacular flaw. It still must be done entirely by hand, and almost entirely on paper.
2014-03-03: Dennis Prager: The Bigger the Government... the smaller the citizen. (Video 5:17)
"...the smaller the citizen." This has been true in Europe for decades and is becoming ever more so in the United States. But it's not the kind of nation, the Founding Fathers had in mind.
2014-03-03: Examiner: Paul Ryan releases new report criticizing the federal safety net
The report is highly critical of much of the existing safety net, noting at the outset that it comprises 92 programs that are "duplicative and complex" that accounted for $799 billion in spending in 2012.
2014-02-25: Free Beacon: Pentagon Contractors Exploring Business with Iran
Multiple companies currently exploring new business ventures in Iran are also cashing in on highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. Defense Department, raising questions about whether their dealings with Iran could run afoul of U.S. law.
2014-02-25: Free Beacon: End of American Military Dominance
President Barack Obama will sharply cut ships, aircraft, and troops as part of a major reduction of U.S. military forces that will face even steeper downsizing in 2016, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Monday.
2014-02-24: Ars Technica: DOD aims to scrap A-10 to keep F-35 alive in new budget
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is unveiling the Pentagon's proposed budget today - a budget that will dramatically scale back the size of the military. But in order to save the most sacred of cows in its ongoing modernization efforts, the Pentagon is proposing the elimination of what has arguably been the most effective combat aircraft in the Air Force's inventory: the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
2014-02-21: CNS News: Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros
The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it. While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.
2014-02-19: WT: Part 1 - Troops must use inferior rifle; Part 2 - Army cover-up?
Soldiers and marines have long had problems with the Army's main battle rifle (read here). Rowan Scarborough brings us up-to-date citing experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq, and exploring apparent Army cover-ups of the weapon's deficiencies.
2014-02-19: Examiner: UAW loss in Chattanooga a repudiation of 1930s unionism
It is 611 miles from the United Auto Workers headquarters in Detroit to Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. It's a long day's drive, about 10 hours almost entirely on Interstate 75, but it turned out too be to far for the UAW.
2014-02-10: WSJ: The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom
An FCC commisioner questions why the agency is studying 'perceived station bias' and asking about coverage choices.
2014-02-09: USMC Times: Marine Corps Times first casualty in HQ's war to "professionalize"
Brass says independent newspaper does not conform to new Marine Corps message. ("I want the truth! ... You can't handle the truth!")
2014-01-xx: Limbaugh: The "Common Core" Debacle
In his Limbaugh Letter, Rush quotes from numerous publications that have picked out deficiencies in the "Common Core" school curriculum being pushed in many states. (Virginia, fortunately, has chosen not to follow these perverse guidelines.)
2014-01-28: WaPo: The diminishing returns of a college education, by Kathleen Parker
American students are paying too much for too little. Getting people into college is only half the battle. Getting them out with a useful education seems an equal challenge.
2014-01-23: BW: Spy vs Spy, the inside story of Tor.
... the best internet anonymity tool the government ever built.
2014-01-23: Frank Wolf's letter to Speaker Boehner urging Benghazi action
Former member of the House of Representatives Allen West has released a copy of a letter sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA). The letter is demanding a House Select Committee on Benghazi.
2013-12-13: Brookings: Income Taxes in Your County -- An interactive map
2013-12-12: Gallup: Americans Cite Gov't, Economy, Healthcare as Top Problems
Three issues -- dissatisfaction with government, the economy, and healthcare -- are the clear leaders when Americans name the most important problem facing the country.
2013-12-09: Bob Lonsberry: Two Americas -- Essay
The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn't. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn't. It's not the haves and the have nots, it's the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don't. That's the divide in America.
2013-12-09: JW: U.S. Gov't Purges Law Enforcement Training Material Muslims Deem 'Offensive'
Judicial Watch today released a 26-page Special Report which includes a detailed chronology, identifies specific Islamic propaganda organizations, and identifies five top "Islamist influence operators" associated with the Obama administration.
2013-12-06: AMAC: ObamaCare's Next Legal Challenge
The law says subsidies can only go through state-run exchanges. The IRS, however, is attempting to enforce tax penalties in all states -- including Oklahoma and the majority of the other states that have declined to create their own exchanges.
2013-12-06: AMAC: Americans 'Dismayed' By the Country's Left Turn
Two new polls show most people are unhappy with the direction of the country under current liberal leadership.
2013-11-xx: IMPRIMUS: The Case for Repealing Dodd-Frank, by Peter J. Wallison
Imprimis lecture by Peter J. Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
2013-11-26: Limbaugh: Conversation with David Horowitz -- Conservatives: Fight fire with fire.
Horowitz talks about his book: The Black Book of the American Left... "Progressives believe that they are creating the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and that people who oppose them are the Party of the Devil. That's the way they fight. [Conservatives] have to use that kind of language. Fight fire with fire."
2013-11-26: Brookings: Property Taxes in Your County -- An interactive map
2013-10-xx: IMPRIMUS: Budget Battles and Growth of the Administrative State, by John Marini
Imprimis lecture by John Marini, Visiting Distinguished Fellow, Hillsdale College
2013-10-01: Epoch Times: Federal Reserve Bank Privately Owned, by Heide B. Malhotra
Many Americans don't know the history and ownership of the U.S. Federal Reserve Banks (Fed) with the majority of Americans believing that the Fed is a federal government-owned agency. But the Fed is privately owned. Its shareholders are private banks. In fact, 100% of its shareholders are private banks. None of its stock is owned by the government.
2013-09-24: Herman Cain: Yes, there's a Republican plan to replace ObamaCare, including HR2300
ObamaCare continues to come apart at the seams... Democrats respond with, "And replace it with what?"... Actually, there have been many Republicans proposals, including HR2300 by Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia), also a medical doctor. He calls it Empowering Patients First.
2013-09-04: Are You a Patriot or a Comrade?, by Krayton Kerns, DVM
The primary tenet underlying Marxism is the re-distribution of wealth from each according to their deeds to each according to their needs. This principle of government theft is no longer taught as evil in schools mostly because education feeds on wealth re-distribution.
2013-08-13: WAR is BORING: F-35 - The World's Worst New Warplane, by David Axe
Due mainly to its vertical takeoff requirement, the JSF could be openly acknowledged as the worst fighter in the world and, in the worst case, still be the only new fighter available for purchase by the U.S. military. Instead of revitalizing the Pentagon's air arsenal as intended, the JSF is eating it -- and putting future war strategy at risk.
2013-04-09: Pithocrates.com: Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate Recessions 1950-Present
Looking at the civilian labor force may be a better indicator of the health of the economy. Or better yet, the civilian labor force participation rate (CLFPR). Which is basically the percent of those who can work that are working. So let's do that. Starting with the Fifties. ...
2013-03-24: The Hill: Senate Votes to Stop US from Joining UN Arms Treaty
But both Virginia U.S. Senators (Kaine and Warner) fail to support our 2nd Amendment.
2013-02-xx: IMPRIMUS: Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy, by Amity Shlaes
Imprimis lecture by Amity Shlaes, Author, Coolidge
2013-01-xx: IMPRIMUS: Man, Sex, God, and Yale, by Nathan Harden
Imprimis lecture by Nathan Harden, Editor, The College Fix
2012-12-xx: IMPRIMUS: Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On?, by Larry P. Arnn
Hugh Hewitt interviews Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, on the day after the election, November 7, 2012.
2012-12-11: NR: An Embarrassing Metric Disappears -- "How Money Walks" tax migration data
The Obama administration is quietly killing a key economic metric that tells how, and how many, people are voting with their feet -- IRS statistics compiled since 1991. (Blue states with high state and local tax burdens have come out looking bad in recent years.)
2012-10-25: Video: Jihad in America: The Grand Deception (70 min) -- plus IBD review
This documentary exposes the subversive structure of the Muslim Brotherhood, how its leaders rose to prominence in the United States, and how they exploit American values under the cover of religion for their ulterior political agenda. The perceptive viewer will note similarities between the MB and current Liberal/Progressives in the technique of demonizing their opposition.
2012-10-13: FCTA: Entitlement Spending Leading to Bankruptcy
Graphs illustrate America's path to bankruptcy.
2011-01-24: Examiner: Who Controls the Democratic Party? -- Lawyers, Unions, Greens, Insiders
This Examiner Special Report is about the plain truth of who owns the Democrats. Trial lawyers and three other special interests -- Big Labor union leaders, Big Green environmentalists, and Big Insiders with billions of dollars in personal wealth and foundation grants -- together essentially dictate what Democrats can and cannot support on many key public policy issues.
2010-xx-xx: Chuckhawks: M4, M16 (AR) - A National Disgrace?
"We know the M4 is a deficient carbine. We know the 5.56 is a deficient cartridge. Aside from Senator Tom Coburn, very few seem to care while our troops are left wounded or dying due to inadequate equipment. Our nation should be outraged beyond words."
2009-11-11: Thurmont Statement -- We are for freedom, they are for coercion.
Retornare Al Segno. Return to the Banner. 1) We conservatives are for personal responsibility and autonomy enforced by self-restraint and community standards. They, the left, are for obligations and requirements imposed from without by unelected government bureaucrats. 2) ...
2009-08-17: Canada Free Press: First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants??, by Dr. Paul L. Williams
"In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service." -- Michelle Obama. But now we find that Michelle is served by twenty-six attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim.
2009-04-15: Cause of Action: White House to review all agency FOIA requests -- Executive order
Watchdog group 'Cause of Action' uncovered this April 2009 memo from White House Counsel Gregory Craig, requiring agencies to consult with the president's people before releasing any information involving "White House equities".
2008-07-14: Digital Journal: AP Endorses 'Accountability Journalism', by Susan Duclos
The journalistic ethics of old do not apply to the new guidelines over at the Associated Press. The new ethics are called "accountability journalism", and the new bureau chief, Ron Fournier, believes that the conventional press model, where both sides of an argument are entitled to equal weight, is exactly what journalists need to avoid.
2008-03-17: American Thinker: The Lawyers' Party, by Bruce Walker
Who and what is the Democratic Party? Simple, it is the party of lawyers. The Republican Party, on the other hand, is made up of real people doing real work who are often the target of lawyers. ... When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big.
2005-xx-xx: DiscoverTheNetworks.org: The Cloward-Piven Strategy, by Richard Poe
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
2003-10-03: Snopes: How to Destroy America, by former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm
At an immigration-overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States.
1995-10-xx: Guns&Ammo: Battle of Athens, TN - the 1946 Rebellion Against Local Gov't
The fight for civil rights in America is not limited to black Americans. The Battle of Athens, Tennessee was a pitched physical confrontation lasting two days in 1946. It is part of an overall pan-racial resistance to anti-democratic government forms throughout the United States -- and an oft-forgotten moment in American history.
1991-05-22: Muslim Brotherhood: An Explanatory Memorandum On General Strategic Goal In America
This official document (in Arabic and English) was found in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States. Note the 29 sponsored sub-groups including ISNA, MSA, ICNA, and CAIR(IAP).
1990-xx-xx: The Practice of Ritual Defamation, by Laird Wilcox
A Kansas City civil-rights advocate describes how values, opinions and beliefs are controlled in democratic societies. ... "The power of ritual defamation lies entirely in its capacity to intimidate and terrorize."
1985-09-xx: IMPRIMUS: Who Killed Excellence?, by Samuel Blumenfeld
There has been much talk of a crisis in education and much speculation as to what or who is to blame for the mediocrity in our schools. Professor Samuel Blumenfeld offers a clear and convincing explanation of how the goals of the professional educator have changed and have thus adversely affected the quality and content of education.
1965-03-xx: DOL: The Negro Family - The Case for National Action, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority ... that community asks for and gets chaos." (Full text without images.)
1964-10-27: Video: "A Time for Choosing", by Ronald Reagan (29:32); read the full text
As Michael Barone describes: 50 years ago, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States. 97超级碰碰碰碰久久久久_一线完整版在线观看免费_日本三级香港三级人妇三