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  • Bearing Witness As Cities Die

    03/30/2017 6:23:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Having lived in three of the nation’s most dangerous cities – Detroit, Baltimore and a short stint in Chicago – I’ve seen the remains of some once-great American metropolises. Outside of pockets (the north side of Chicago, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the small, surging sections of downtown Detroit among them), their better days were behind them by the time I came along. But I could see the shells of what once was. Still, seeing the aftermath and living through the decline are two entirely different experiences. Until a time machine is invented, I never will fully know more than the second-hand...
  • Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs

    02/25/2017 6:21:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | Dan Walters
    The impact of ever-higher pension costs on California’s local governments, particularly cities, has been evident for years. Pension burdens contributed to the recent bankruptcies of three cities and more are feeling the pinch.
  • Daily Beast editor: Non-Cosmopolitan Rural Voters For Trump are the ‘Real Problem’

    01/29/2017 10:34:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Message from MSNBC to you hicks out in the sticks: the people who gave us Le Pen, Brexit and now, Trump represent the “real problem.” Unlike we city dwellers, you don’t “mix” and “get along together” with people from “cosmopolitan cultures.” . . . Then came the pičce de résistance—Dickey’s swipe at the great rural unwashed: “the voters who cast their ballots for Marine Le Pen, for Brexit, for Donald Trump, they’re not the people who are part of those cities, those cosmopolitan cultures where people mix and get along together. That is the real problem. That’s the divide we...
  • Tancredo:Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7B Annually

    01/29/2017 5:55:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 43 replies
    President Trump this week signed an executive order declaring war on so-called sanctuary cities. Agencies within the United States Government will begin withholding federal grant funds from those cities, and additional actions to enforce federal immigration law will be taken soon. Unlike Obama, President Trump is not trying to making new laws by executive decree. In his Executive Order, the president is only reminding mayors and governors of existing federal law dating to 1996: U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part IX › § 1373 8 U.S. Code § 1373 – Communication between government...
  • Trump To Sign Executive Orders Enabling Construction Of Proposed Border Wall

    01/25/2017 7:11:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/25/17 | Jerry Markon, Robert Costa and Abigail Hauslohner
    President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions. The actions, part of a multi-day focus on immigration, are among an array of sweeping and immediate changes to the nation’s immigration system under consideration by the new president. The moves represent Trump’s first effort to deliver on perhaps the signature issue that drove his presidential campaign: his belief that illegal immigration is out of control and threatening the...
  • Trump should target Los Angeles first for “Sanctuary City” fight

    01/12/2017 6:24:55 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2017, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1:15pm | Leslie Eastman
    Trump will have broad presidential powers in dealing with “sanctuary cities”. I would like to propose he start with Los Angeles. To begin with, the area is filled with smug, anti-Trump elites like Meryl Streep. However, beyond that...the city is short millions ... and will have to borrow $70 million to meet expenses. Trump should unleash the full force of federal fury on this city, which is clearly in no fiscal condition for the upcoming battle.
  • Obama, Gates Work to Dissolve Suburban School Districts

    12/08/2016 9:27:44 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Stanley Kurtz
    AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing), President Obama’s most radical regulation, continues to go virtually unmentioned in the campaign. You might think a policy that allows big cities to swallow up and control surrounding suburbs would be widely debated and discussed, especially in an election where the suburbs hold the balance of power. Instead, both presidential candidates make a point of avoiding the issue. Meanwhile, it’s become increasingly clear that AFFH is about a great deal more than housing. In truth, this sweepingly transformative regulation creates levers by which the feds can reach into almost every aspect of local government. In...
  • Shaun King Announces Progressive Boycott of New York, San Francisco and Standing Rock

    12/05/2016 12:22:05 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    In an official announcement on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, King said that the project, which he has dubbed Injustice Boycott, will aim to force the progressive cities to meet local activists’ demands regarding police brutality. And if those demands are not met within 43 days — by Martin Luther King Jr. Day — King says that he will activate Injustice Boycott supporters — more than 200,000 people, according to his estimate — to level a four-prong attack on commerce and government. King, who took a job as a justice columnist at The Daily News last year, said that the...
  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • Trump's Marshall Plan For Inner-City Kids

    09/19/2016 3:15:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Eleven days ago Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a revolutionary speech in Cleveland about public education that should have changed the face of American politics forever. Unfortunately few people know about this compassionate blueprint for desperately needed change. That is because the Sept. 8 address came the day after Trump’s strong performance at the Commander In Chief Forum hosted by Matt Lauer. Pundits’ tongues were still wagging furiously over what happened at that event as the thought that Trump could actually win in November began to sink in.
  • 7 Ways Democrat Policies Are Killing America’s Inner Cities

    08/26/2016 12:20:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25,2016 | JEROME HUDSON
    Obamacare Middle class Americans and African-Americans in inner cities in this country aren’t benefiting from ObamaCare compared to other groups. Executive amnesty Hardworking black Americans in America’s inner cities are being crushed under the weight of an illegal alien workforce, ever expanding as a direct result of the policies of President Obama. Gun control America’s most crime-ridden cities were run almost exclusively by Democratic mayors. In 2015, the inner cities of Oakland, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia — also known as “Killadelphia,” — Atlanta and other Democratic party monopolies are routinely plagued with violent criminality. Minimum wage Myriad studies have...
  • Stumped by Trump’s success? Take a drive outside US cities

    08/23/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/23/16 | Salena Zito
    If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old US routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale, I am pretty...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Probes May Be Moving Forward In Three Cities

    08/13/2016 11:24:41 AM PDT · by amorphous · 31 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 13 August 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Joint investigations by the FBI and various U.S. Attorneys of Clinton Foundation activities are most likely underway in Little Rock, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and New York, according to a former assistant director of the FBI. “To me, those would be the three most logical cities,” Ron Hosko told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Discrete information has made its way to local field offices and is being shared with their counterparts at the U.S. Attorney offices.” Hosko is a 30-year veteran of the FBI and was the second highest ranking official behind director James Comey when he left the bureau in...
  • Trump is right about violent crime: It’s on the rise in major cities.

    08/05/2016 9:25:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    <p>Last month, the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch convened their political network to discuss a path forward. Top on the list was criminal-justice reform — a passion the Kochs share with President Obama.</p> <p>The strange bedfellows, Obama and the Kochs, argue that crime can be tackled even as punishments are reduced, but they are running headlong into Donald Trump’s counternarrative that crime is on the rise and “law and order” must be restored.</p>
  • WARNING -This Friday: VIOLENT BLM Anti-Police Rallies Planned for 37 US Cities.

    07/13/2016 12:53:41 PM PDT · by JesusIsLord · 103 replies
    The American Journal Review ^ | July 13th, 2016 | JesusIsLord
    Violent anti-police rallies in 37 US cities are being promoted on the dark web for THIS FRIDAY, July 15, beginning at 7 PM eastern US time.
  • Day of Rage Protests Are Scheduled for July 15th in These American Cities

    07/12/2016 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 185 replies
    The organic prepper ^ | July 11 2016 | Staff
    There’s a war in America right now. Black vs. white. Citizen vs. police officer. Race grievances have become an industry, and business is booming. The rage is boiling over across the nation. First, videos emerged that showed the graphic deaths of two black men at the hands of police, with what appears (at least on the videos) to be no reason. Protests erupted over these deaths, and then they became violent as one man shot 11 police officers and 2 citizens at a rally in Dallas, Texas, killing 5. That sparked a war on law enforcement officers and a nationwide...
  • Democrats Run Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center, Here’s The Problem

    07/09/2016 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 07-09-2016 | Pete DiDonato
    Every major city in America which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats and has been under Democratic party control for a very long time. If those communities want to reverse their fortunes it’s time to stop voting for Democrats.
  • EU ministers endorse pact aimed at improving life in cities

    05/30/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2016 9:08 AM EDT
    European Union ministers meeting in the Dutch capital have endorsed a “Pact of Amsterdam” aimed at improving living conditions in towns and cities throughout the 28-nation bloc. With 70 percent of the EU’s 500 million people living in urban areas, the deal signed Monday gives cities more influence in EU legislation and easier access to funds for urban projects. The Dutch government says key themes include integrating migrants into urban populations, improving air quality and tackling poverty. …
  • Millennials are leaving these 10 big American cities in droves because of high home prices

    04/28/2016 2:44:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    >High home prices are pushing three groups of people out of big, expensive cities: low-income workers, people in rural-based industries, and millennials. Trulia data scientist Mark Uh examined how the affordability crisis is pricing out various income groups.Using data from the 2014 five-year US Census American Community Survey, Uh looked into migration patterns away from the biggest — and often most expensive — cities.He wrote in a post Thursday, "Millennials accounted for the largest share of out migration [by age group] at 51.1%, and they also had the highest move-away rate relative to expectation at +105.6%."Although Millennials moved out at...