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  • 1968's presidential election looks a lot like today's – but it was very different

    10/22/2020 10:45:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27
    thehour ^ | 10/22/2020 | David Stebenne
    (THE CONVERSATION) In this year’s presidential election, terms such as “law and order” and “the silent majority” have been heard fairly often from Donald Trump and some of his supporters. Those phrases hark back to an earlier presidential election, which took place in 1968. That one was a three-way affair involving former Vice President Richard Nixon, a Republican; incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey, a Democrat; and the third-party candidacy of a Southern segregationist, Alabama Gov. George Wallace.
  • Double Standards On Biden Corruption Versus Spygate Prove Big Media Is Public Enemy No. 1

    10/22/2020 9:52:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Corporate media obscured the biggest political scandal in U.S. history, involving the Obama-Biden administration spying on a political enemy. They’re doing the same to Biden corruption. Big media’s divergent handling of the Steele dossier and the Hunter Biden email stories proves that the corrupt press is not just the enemy of the people, but the enemy of truth, freedom, and our constitutional republic. For nearly four years, big media peddled Russia collusion as reality-based and the Christopher Steele “dossier” it rested upon as “mostly verified” or “fake but accurate.” Relying on unnamed sources, inuendo, and illegal leaks, the press played...
  • The Jaw-Dropping Difference Between the Old 'Wall' and the New Wall the Trump Admin Is Building

    10/22/2020 9:52:15 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 42 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Wow" was all I was able to say as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk flew alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and the difference between the old "wall" system and the new wall system under construction came into view... The old "wall" that covers large lengths of the border is laughably easy to get over. It consists of barbed wire fencing, held together by fragile-looking wooden posts and Normandy barriers intended to stop illegal vehicle crossings. "I think you can see for yourself...it's a political narrative, right? They want to score some political points by saying, 'Oh, it's just...
  • Amy Coney Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because Kavanaugh Battle Taught GOP To Stop Getting Played By Democrat Dirty Tricks

    10/22/2020 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    It took a few decades of the left playing the exact same games with most confirmation battles, but finally the right figured out how to render those attacks worthless. Amy Coney Barrett has not yet been confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate, but there is no question that her confirmation battle has gone much better than the one endured by Brett Kavanaugh and his supporters. The undervalued reason why is that Republicans and their voters are not wasting any time on dirty tricks from their opponents in the Senate and in the media....
  • If You Wish, You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing

    10/22/2020 9:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Charlie Campbell/ Shanghai
    Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasn’t passed final (Stage 3) clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and...
  • Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial is fully enrolled, 37 percent of participants are minorities: Company anticipates that it may have sufficient data to seek a regulatory OK in November.

    10/22/2020 9:05:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2020 | Carolyn Y. Johnson
    Moderna, the biotechnology firm partnering with the National Institutes of Health to develop a coronavirus vaccine, announced Thursday that it has fully enrolled its trial, with 30,000 participants — more than a third of whom are minorities. The coronavirus vaccine trials have been closely watched to ensure they reflect the diversity of the U.S. population at a minimum, and Moderna’s enrollment was slowed in September to recruit more minorities. A fifth of the participants are Hispanic and 10 percent are Black, according to data released by the company. People over 65, a population also at high risk for coronavirus, make...
  • The Curtain Falls - the Last Presidential Debate and What We Should Expect

    10/22/2020 9:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Rick Gates
    Although most viewers will not be on the edge of their seats for the final presidential debate tonight, it will be nothing short of a spectacle of frenzied accusations, heated tempers, and vague and incomplete policy descriptions. Debates rarely sway support for either candidate. However, since the first encounter between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden was widely labeled anything but a debate, and the second planned meeting between the two was hastily cancelled, the final debate will give voters one last opportunity to measure each candidate as they spar on the same stage. And it will no doubt provide...
  • Senate Republicans Move to Protect the Supreme Court With Constitutional Amendment

    10/22/2020 8:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Towmhall.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Every now and then, a man, a mission, and a moment all come together. Such is now the case with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who this week introduced, with several cosponsors, S.J.Res. 76, a constitutional amendment to hold the number of justices on the Supreme Court at nine. It’s an axiom of conservatism that “If it is not necessary to change, then it is necessary not to change.” In other words, in more modern language, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But what if it is broke? Or, worse still, what if you know that something working fine...
  • President Trump Now at 52 Percent Approval in Rasmussen Polling Before Second and Final Debate with Joe Biden

    10/22/2020 8:35:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/22/2020 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump holds a 52% approval rating in the Rasmussen daily polling on Thursday before the second and final presidential debate.This is devastating news for Democrats. Meanwhile Joe Biden is caught up in a multi-million dollar pay-for-play scandal with his son Hunter who is also accused of lewd and criminal behavior with a young family member.Via Rasmussen:
  • Two Weeks to Go

    10/22/2020 8:30:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Two weeks from today, we shall know who is to be our next president. Or perhaps we will not know who is to be our next president two weeks from today. It might take three or four weeks. It might take the laborious workings of the courts all the way up to the Supreme Court. Actually, we may never know who won the 2020 election. We might have a runoff in 2021. You think not? Well, look how screwed up the 2016 election became. The Democrats were holding out for Hillary for months. Some were holding out for...
  • The Vilification of Conservative Women

    10/22/2020 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Elise Cooper
    After watching Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Americans should be outraged. The Democrats used it as a political commercial, questioned her integrity, pushed a narrative that she is threatening and radical, attacked her Catholic faith, and even asked her if she ever was arrested for harassment. But even more disturbing is how conservative women, not only Judge Barrett, but many in other professions, have been threatened because of their views. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) recently wrote a book, The Mind of a Conservative Woman. She told American Thinker, “Too many liberals, everyone is merely an economic unit, and every principle...
  • Wisconsin Confirms Foxconn’s Taxpayer-Backed LCD ‘Factory’ Isn’t Real: It was a giant scam all along...

    10/22/2020 8:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Days before the State of Wisconsin denied Foxconn's request for state tax credits - in the form of direct payments from the state to Foxconn's bank account - related to the "factory" built by the world's largest contract tech manufacturer in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The project was announced shortly after President Trump's upset election victory, but quickly ran aground as reporters complained that the facility being built by Foxconn bore little resemblance to the enormous Gen 10.5 LCD factory the company had promised. In fact, the factory isn't even big enough to serve as a smaller Gen 6 LCD...
  • St. Louis area hospitals at 85-90% capacity due to pandemic

    10/22/2020 8:16:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    fox2now ^ | 10/21/2020 | Zara Barker
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County leaders said the latest COVID data is concerning. St. Louis Metro Pandemic Task Force leader Dr. Alex Garza said they are seeing a high number of occupied hospital beds with about 90 percent of healthcare beds full in the SSM Health system. The numbers were slightly lower in metro hospitals at 85 percent. “Speaking with our task force hospitals yesterday that same sort of level was echoed across all the hospitals from St. Luke’s to Mercy to BJC,” Dr. Garza said. “We normally don’t operate at that high of a level.” However,...
  • Big Tech Slept With Communist China And Brought Venereal Censorship Back To America

    10/22/2020 8:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/2020 | J.B. Shurk
    Big Tech slept with communist China and brought venereal censorship back home to America. This is why it’s always dangerous to treat one-party authoritarian dictatorships as if they’re as harmless as Canada. If you don’t appreciate the intrinsic threat of governments that ban freedom, then they will spread their despotism faster than you can cure their disease.Since Bill Clinton invited China into the World Trade Organization while pretending that the Tiananmen Square massacre never happened, and replaced American manufacturing jobs with China’s slave labor force, the stated foreign policy “dream” was for American society’s freedom and openness to rub...
  • Battling for the Youngest Minds

    10/22/2020 8:10:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Rick Fuentes
    One would expect that a deceptive narrative about colonial America, rebuked by a couple of dozen distinguished historians of that era, would promptly be pulled from the shelves and kicked to the curb. Not so for the 1619 Project, the New York Times Magazine magnum opus that uses slavery as the force majeure to pass an idea off as factual history. The 1619 Project has now been integrated into the curricula of at least 4500 elementary and high schools in California, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York. The illiberal embrace of this fictional work in scholastics is emblematic of a...
  • Fact Check: Obama Makes Misleading Virus Claim Saying ‘Other Countries Not Doing as Bad as We Are’

    10/22/2020 8:10:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2020 | Edwin Mora
    CLAIM: “Other countries are still struggling with the [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic, but they’re not doing as bad as we are because they’ve got a government that has actually been paying attention,” former President Barack Obama declared Wednesday while campaigning for his former number two, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, in Pennsylvania. VERDICT: MISLEADING
  • Living Without Justice

    10/22/2020 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Deana Chadwell
    Justice may well be the very first inkling of moral law that blossoms in the human soul. Siblings at a very young age are quick to note discrepancies in parental approbation, quick to recognize any inconsistencies in rewards and punishments, quick to imagine any injustice. As I write this I’m remembering my youngest granddaughter at a mere 18 months of age, tearfully objecting to her sister enjoying a lollypop -- “Julia lolly!” Her sister had saved hers from the night before; Violet had wolfed hers down, so she had no case to prosecute, but she certainly thought she did; her...
  • The 'Black Problem' in Television

    10/22/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Parker Beauregard
    It was recently reported that Patrissa Cullors, a founding woman of Black Lives Matter, was signed by Warner Brothers to a multiyear deal across all of its programming platforms that “encompasses scripted and unscripted series, longform series, animated and kids programming, as well as digital content.” In a statement released by Cullors after the signing, she mentioned that a reason for celebration is that “Black voices, especially Black voices who have been historically marginalized, are important and integral to today’s storytelling.” Historically, yes. Contemporarily, no. (This begs the question: Why are most examples of oppression from the past?) Log onto...
  • Is the Pope Catholic?

    10/22/2020 7:48:11 AM PDT · by Salman · 26 replies
    City Journal (Manhattan Institute) ^ | October 21, 2020 | Guy Sorman
    Francis’s new encyclical reads like a UN mission statement. To celebrate the memory of Saint Francis of Assisi, to whom his pontificate is consecrated, Pope Francis has honored us with a long encyclical entitled Fratelli Tutti, or “All Brothers.” I doubt that this text will become a bestseller among the faithful, though all Catholics are urged to pay heed to such pronouncements. For those who, like me, are not Catholic, these texts are still worth analyzing as reflections of the spirit of the times and the intellectual atmosphere at the Vatican. Fratelli Tutti, unsurprisingly, confirms the pope’s solid positioning on...
  • Biden's Mental Acuity Is Not an Issue

    10/22/2020 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 22, 2020 | Steve Feinstein
    It seems as if Republicans can't stop talking about Joe Biden's obviously diminished mental state. At his rallies, President Trump regularly refers to Biden as "Sleepy Joe" and says things like, "He doesn't even know what state he's in." Cable news hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity run Biden gaffe videos, where Biden will say things like, "I'm Joe Biden, and I'm running to be your next senator!" or he'll turn to an assistant after making a short speech and ask, "Where do I go now? Tell me what to do." At 78, he'd be the oldest president ever,...