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  • Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists

    10/18/2019 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 14, 1029 | Beth Baumann
    Government watchdog group Judicial Watch last week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department. The group believes prominent conservative journalists, public figures and those with ties to President Donald Trump were being monitored by the State Department in Ukraine under the direction of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama. "Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources," the watchdog group said in a press release. "Yovanovitch reportedly ordered...
  • Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes launch conservative media company The Dispatch

    10/08/2019 10:51:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/19 | Joe Concha
    Former "National Review" columnist Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes of the now-defunct Weekly Standard have launched a conservative media company called The Dispatch. “We aim to make The Dispatch a place that thoughtful readers can come for conservative, fact-based news and commentary that doesn’t come either through the filter of the mainstream media or the increasingly boosterish media on the right. Importantly, we want to build a genuine community, with regular engagement between those of us who work here and the readers and listeners who will pay our salaries," Goldberg and Hayes write on the company's website. Visitors of the...
  • It's a Lost Cause: 74 Percent Of Conservative Californians Are Looking Into Leaving The State

    10/02/2019 8:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/02/2019 | Chuck DeVore
    More than half of California voters have thought about moving out of state, according to a new poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. Berkeley. A full 74 percent of the state’s very conservative voters say they’re looking into moving, and 84 percent of those cite California’s political culture as their rationale for leaving.Unsurprisingly, the high cost of housing is mentioned by 71 percent of California voters who have considered moving out-of-state. More than half of voters ages 18 to 39 have thought about moving out of state, with more than 80 percent of that group citing...
  • What Conservatives Must Understand About Black Americans

    09/30/2019 9:01:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 154 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 30, 2019 | Raynard Jackson
    Over the years, many prominent conservatives have asked me why blacks are not more involved in the Republican Party and the conservative movement. The answer is very simple: Conservatives have shown no demonstrable indication to the black community that we are welcomed by the party or the conservative movement. As a matter of fact, conservatives force “real” blacks to make a false choice: to be black or conservative, as though we can’t be both. Most blacks are conservative by nature and by upbringing. “Real” blacks don’t check their blackness at the door when they join a conservative group. We still...
  • Conservative DC Think Tank Invites Taylor Swift For Policy Discussion

    09/20/2019 9:32:05 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 19 SEP 2019 | Chrissy Clark
    In a Rolling Stone interview, Taylor Swift said she has a newfound obsession with politics. “Really, I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence because the person I voted for had always won,” Swift said. "We were in such an amazing time when Obama was president because foreign nations respected us. We were so excited to have this dignified person in the White House. I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t...
  • Now Marianne Williamson Claims She Didn't Say What She Said About Conservatives Being Nicer

    09/18/2019 8:25:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/18/2019 | Jim Treacher
    Last week I told you about Marianne Williamson, one of the only Democrats who's even remotely likable as a human being, complaining about the cruelty of the political left in America. In her own words: "What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me?" "What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me?" @marwilliamson asks when she didn't know her mic was hot. Source:— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 12, 2019 "I didn't think the left was as mean as the right. They are!"This is absolutely, positively, 100% true. Lefties are awful, especially to...
  • Analysis: Trump’s conservative critics are speaking a code

    09/04/2019 12:39:39 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 4, 2019 | Calvin Woodward, AP
    WASHINGTON — Like whisperers in a tempest, conservative-minded officials across the breadth of Donald Trump’s government are letting it be known what they think of him, and some of it isn’t pretty. But they are speaking oh so softly, in a kind of code, to a country that may only hear shouting. Jim Mattis is just the latest in a string of leading lights from the conservative establishment to throw shade at Trump. As with others — the chief justice, a special counsel, various Republican lawmakers who hope to have a political future — the ex-Pentagon chief’s words are subtle,...
  • Liberalism: Political View or Pop-Psychology

    09/03/2019 2:18:07 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 16 replies
    09/03/2019 | Chris Volkay
    Gestalt, Behaviorism, EST, TM, Humanism, and many, many more. I have been trying for many years to capture liberalism in all its rapturous glory and form a complete picture of what’s really going on here. It seems to me that many aspects of liberalism are rarely if ever talked about. Snippets here and there but here I at least try to bring the whole big gooey ball of wax in for a landing. As a former liberal I can tell you by far and away the single most important aspect of leftism has always been how it personally made YOU...
  • Gag Reflex: Two More Conservative Commentators 'Benched' at CNN

    08/18/2019 7:39:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 17, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Two more conservative commentators at CNN appear to have joined the growing club of suppressed conservative pundits, according to a report in Friday's Hollywood Reporter.  The ones who were muzzled, this time by sidelining, are Steve Cortes and Ben Ferguson. And the reason for the sidelining appears to have been due to pressure from the left. Liberals can't stand a serious opposing view. They can only stomach never-Trump Republicans that sound like Democrats, like Max Boot. See Stephen Colbert complaining to Anderson Cooper about Ken Cuccinelli's spots on CNN. "There are a few panelists that I've got to skip over," he...
  • Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans

    08/15/2019 10:58:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 15, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    Democrats go to the movies twice as much as Republicans, a new study finds. The statistic was among many tidbits included in a seven-year survey celebrating the 1,000th movie surveyed by industry leader PostTrak, the exit-polling service founded by Rentrak (now owned by Comscore) and Screen Engine. During that time period, Democrats frequented the movies far more than Republicans, or 12.4 percent versus 5.5 percent. Ditto for Independents (7.2 percent). The same also held true for ticket buyers who identified themselves as liberal and conservative (10.1 percent vs. 5 percent). Nearly 10 percent of moviegoers didn't state their political affiliation....
  • Orange County, longtime GOP stronghold, now has more registered Democrats than Republicans

    08/07/2019 8:36:33 AM PDT · by rintintin · 65 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 7 2019 | SEEMA MEHTA, MELANIE MASON
    Orange County, long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue. The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans, according to statistics released early Wednesday morning by the county Registrar of Voters. And the number of voters not aligned with a political party has surged in recent years, and now tops 440,770, or 27.4% of the county’s voters.
  • I Know From Experience This Urban Agenda Would Lift Baltimore and Other Cities

    08/06/2019 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 5, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    You may not like the messenger, but embedded in the recent political dust-up about the crime, poverty, and despair in Baltimore were some undeniable truths. If nothing else comes out of this latest debate, the bright light is now shining on a very inconvenient reality: Liberal policies have failed the people of Baltimore and inner cities everywhere. As the daughter of a former welfare recipient who spent my early years growing up in government housing, I know the truth of that statement more than most. For decades, politicians have repeatedly promised urban communities good jobs, good schools, and safe neighborhoods....
  • Google’s Dictionary Supplies Biased Terms, Calls Patriots ‘Xenophobes’

    08/03/2019 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | August 3, 2019 | Mark Meckler
    We’ve all looked up a word to find out its definition, but some of the political terms on Google’s “dictionary” are biased and could have long term implications for our nation’s political future.If you look up the word “conservative,” for example, you get these acceptable synonyms: traditionalist, conventional, orthodox, stable, prudent, and old-fashioned.  But these are also accompanied by these rather unflattering words: dyed-in-the-wool, unchanging, hidebound, timid, unadventurous, unenterprising, and set in one's ways, and stick in the mud.Terms associated with leftist politics did not have such condescending synonyms. The word “progressive” was described as modern, liberal, advanced, forward-looking, forward-thinking, go-ahead, enlightened, enterprising,...
  • Did Alienating Conservatives Cause Netflix To Lose Subscribers?

    07/22/2019 8:25:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/22/2019 | Matt Margolis
    On Wednesday, Netflix announced its subscriber base in the United States declined for the first time since 2011. The streaming giant had forecast a gain of 300,000 during the second quarter (April through June), but instead it lost about 130,000 homes here. Thanks to international growth, Netflix still added 2.7 million customers overall, pushing its global base to a record 151 million. But even that wasn’t entirely good news: Netflix had told investors it expected to gain about 5 million new customers in the quarter, making this its biggest missed forecast since 2016. So what’s behind this gloomy quarter...
  • The Left’s Demonization of Conservatives Becomes Dangerous

    07/18/2019 8:00:42 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/18/2019 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    There exists in this country a cultivated mindset that conservatives are all things evil. We have gradually devolved into fictional characters, invented by the left, and animated by whatever awful thoughts, beliefs, and imaginary actions the anti-American hate cult can conjure up, mostly on the basis that we still have faith, or love our country, or believe in true justice rather than socialist justice. It’s been going on for a long time. I was a Reagan supporter as a teenager and college student, so I’ve been hearing for almost my entire life what a rotten person I obviously am. Of...
  • Politician Pushing ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilets Charged with Child Sex Crimes

    07/18/2019 8:41:45 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    A politician who pushed for the introduction of “gender neutral” toilets shortly after his election has been charged with nine counts of sexual touching of a child. David Smith successfully petitioned the Mayor of Middlesborough to trial gender neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council shortly after his election to the local authority in Teeside, Yorkshire, as a politician representing the Conservative Party, according to the BBC. Councillor Smith resigned from the notionally right-leaning party — described as “not really conservative” by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a recent interview with Breitbart News — with “immediate effect in light of the...
  • Libertarian Group Demands NASA Remove False 97 Percent Consensus' Global Warming Claim

    07/11/2019 9:05:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/11/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Tuesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) sent NASA a formal complaint, asking the agency to withdraw the false claim that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that humans are the primary cause of global warming and climate change. The 2013 study purporting to demonstrate that number was fatally flawed and proved no such thing."The claim that 97% of climate scientists believe humans are the primary cause of global warming is simply false," CEI attorney Devin Watkins said in a statement. "That figure was created only by ignoring many climate scientists’ views, including those of undecided scientists. It is time...
  • Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit'(CNN)

    07/10/2019 7:53:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2019 | Oliver Darcy
    Some of the right-wing media universe's biggest stars are set to descend on the White House Thursday for what has been billed as a "social media summit" and will likely become a forum for airing claims of anti-conservative social media bias. In addition to inviting leaders from traditional conservative think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and Claremont Institute, the White House has requested the presence of far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation. It's perhaps the clearest example yet of President Trump legitimizing fringe political allies.
  • These Days, It's Conservatives Doing Real Journalism

    07/09/2019 6:39:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2019 | Greg Jones
    Donald Trump is like alcohol; he has a way of revealing peoples’ true feelings. And like that coworker at the holiday office party who finally tells everyone what he thinks of them, America’s mainstream media establishment has clearly had a few too many. For decades, members of the media masqueraded as practitioners of objectivity, supposedly uninterested in politics or policy. But the truth always comes out, and when they could no longer conceal their bias we were assured that it was possible to pick sides privately while remaining objective professionally. Now, in the age of Orange Man Bad, everything...
  • Woman loses job for 'teaching while conservative'

    07/08/2019 9:50:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 7/8/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    Now you can be ousted from your job just for holding traditional, conservative American political views. It’s happened to Dr. Karen Siegemund, president of the American Freedom Alliance, who was booted from her math-teaching position at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a private K-12 school in southern California. The school explained, according to a GoFundMe page set up on Siegemund’s behalf, ” … [O]ne of your speeches as the leader of the American Freedom Alliance states: ‘Each of us here, believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is OUR heritage, whether we were born...