Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,541
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Culture/Society (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ARABIAN JEWEL? Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed and what has been said about the Saudi Arabia event?

    10/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT · by servo1969
    The Sun UK ^ | 10-18-2018 | Adam Storer
    The wrestling event was set to be another highlight for Vince McMahon - but has been cancelled after ongoing issues in the Middle East WWE Crown Jewel was set to be another blockbuster event in Saudi Arabia - following the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. That show was as part of a new 10-year deal with the Middle Eastern nation, only for their very next event to be cancelled. Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed? According to reports, the event is set to be cancelled - in Saudi Arabia at least anyway. The Middle Eastern country has been embroiled in...
  • Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros

    10/18/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just in time for the midterms, another "spontaneous" migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way.  Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made.  Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros. As Fox News's Laura Ingraham noticed in...
  • The Khashoggi Scandal: Context Matters; The goal is still to roll back Iranian influence

    10/18/2018 8:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2018 | Seth J. Frantzman
    The disappearance of Saudi journalist and former kingdom insider Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves across the Middle East and Washington. On October 10, President Donald Trump said that the US was demanding answers after the writer went missing while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabias King Salman on Tuesday. American Senators and congressmen have urged the White House to support an investigation into the missing mans whereabouts and Vice President Mike Pence has offered FBI support. U.S.Saudi relations, which have warmed under Trump after being on the rocks during the...
  • Ted steamrolls Beto

    10/18/2018 8:52:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/18/2018 | Apolo Villalobos
    The televised debate on Tuesday between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was a massacre. O'Rourke has been reluctant to debate Cruz from the beginning, and with good reason (ironically, as a rule, an incumbent shuns debate) Cruz has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court. O'Rourke was occasionally flustered and almost succeeded in hiding it, while Cruz was confident and occasionally laughed at some of his opponent's assertions. But more than that, Beto relied on vague generalities about specific questions and on a couple of questions tried the politicians' tried and true tactic of avoiding answering a question by...
  • Doctors in Milan successfully treat spina bifida in unborn baby

    10/18/2018 8:37:37 AM PDT · by Salman · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 October 2018 | The Local
    In the first operation of its kind in Europe, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan has used new technology to correct the congenital defect, which affects some 20,000 babies worldwide. Doctors in Milan have successfully used a new technique to correct spina bifida in an unborn baby at 22 weeks. A team of gynecologists and neurosurgeons at the citys San Raffaele Hospital have successfully performed the "complete neurosurgical correction of spina bifida in utero," local media reports. The condition was diagnosed at the 19th week of pregnancy, and the operation, which lasted just over two hours, was carried out three...
  • Feds Give $570,890 Science Grant to Intersectional Feminisms Professor

    10/18/2018 7:54:17 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation awarded a half a million dollars to an "intersectional feminisms" professor to study how to recruit more women into STEM fields. The goal of the study, being led by Dr. Coleen Carrigan, a feminist anthropologist at California Polytechnic State University, is to "interrupt the reproduction of dominant class rule" in engineering and computer science programs. Carrigan's research focuses on how to "transform the powers of technology to advance social justice." The project involves studying female engineering professors to "lend critical insights into the social/technical divide" that results in fewer women entering science, technology, engineering, and math...
  • When Identity Politics Eats Its Own: In a heated D.C. election, a black female Democrat [tr]

    10/18/2018 6:54:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    American Conservative ^ | October 18, 2018 | Casey Chalk
    Identity politics is a double-edged sword. Thats the lesson to be learned from one of this years District of Columbia Council elections. The race pits incumbent D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) against third-generation Washingtonian (and Democrat) Dionne Reeder. Both are women and both are liberal. Yet one is white and Jewish, while the other is black. And that, unfortunately, is making all the difference in this increasingly bitter race. The peculiar acrimony of this campaign should be a reminder to voters of all political persuasions that identity politics is a worrisome trend, an ineffective way of promoting the common...
  • Stuyvesant, Other Elite New York Public High Schools Could Admit Students Who (Failed) State Tests

    10/18/2018 6:39:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    Mayor Bill de Blasios proposal to change admissions for eight specialized high schools could lead to students with markedly lower state test scores getting into these competitive schools, according to a review of New York City data. His plan would offer seats to the top 7% of performers in each public middle school. If that method had been in place for this fall, data show the city would have offered spots to more than 300 students who didnt pass state tests in seventh grade. In addition, offers would have gone to about 1,000 fewer students who excelled on state tests,...
  • Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

    10/18/2018 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation by Mobile police.The picture was posted on Facebook on Thursday October 11th 2018. The photo was a allegedly taken inside a bathroom at Chastang-Fournier K-8 in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood of Mobile. The image was well focused on the revolver. Whoever...
  • Vulgar anti cop jerk attacks 9/11 widow, Husband should "rot in his grave."

    10/18/2018 5:51:30 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 29 replies ^ | 10/16/18 | Joel Fischer
    (Video at the link) WARNING: DISGUSTING LANGUAGE. I assume this vulgar, offensive tirade was brought on by the fact that she was wearing patriotic clothes. This sort of hate-filled, verbal assault is what the left seems to be all about now since theyve lost, they keep on ratcheting up the violence, intolerance, and bigotry. Sick!
  • Could Trump Win 20 Percent of the African-American Vote in 2020?

    10/18/2018 5:51:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The provocative Donald Trump certainly seems to be disliked by a majority of African-American professional athletes, cable news hosts, academics and the Black Congressional caucus. Yet there are subtle but increasing indications that his approval among other African-Americans may be reaching historic highs for a modern Republican president. Some polls have indicated that Trump's approval rating among black voters is close to 20 percent. That is far higher than the 8 percent of the African-American vote that Trump received on Election Day 2016. A recent, admittedly controversial Rasmussen Reports poll showed African-American approval of Trump at 36 percent. Even 20...
  • Chris Matthews' Reaction to Kanye West Exposes the Left's Race-Card Hustle

    10/18/2018 5:35:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | Ovtober 18, 2018 | Larry Elder
    As is often the case in this era of President Donald Trump, the reaction is far more interesting than the action. The action was rapper/entrepreneur, ex-George W. Bush denouncer and Trump supporter Kanye West, whom Trump invited to the White House. The reaction from left-wing black critics was predictable. But the reaction from a notable Trump-hating white pundit was unintentionally eye-opening. In the Oval Office, West spoke nonstop, and apparently unscripted, for nearly 10 minutes. During his monologue and subsequent questions by reporters, West talked about the pressure blacks face to vote Democratic; how conservative blacks are often bullied by...
  • Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?

    10/18/2018 5:32:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Bell
    Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts after users on pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to set up 'non-player character' profiles mocking liberals on the social networking site. The trolling campaign was born out of the characterisation of liberals as automatons incapable of independent thought on areas of Reddit and 4chan. In 24 hours there were more than 30,000 uses of the term NPC on Twitter, and Facebook pages dedicated to the trend have amassed tens of thousands of followers. So what is an NPC? It's a video game reference. Non-player characters (NPCs) are controlled by the game's artificial intelligence...
  • Were Out Of Problems, And Thats A Potential Problem For November

    10/18/2018 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    People who have real things to worry about dont spend their time worry about unimportant issues. Living in the United States in 2018 is a blessing, when compared to the rest of world and the rest of human history. We have full employment, a growing economy, and technology is making life easier every day. But human beings arent used to having it so good, and theres something that wont let us just enjoy it. This lack of real problems is both a blessing and a curse for Republicans heading into November. When the economy is tanking, or even simply limping...
  • Issue 1: Democrats Trolling For New Voters Among Convicted Drug Dealers

    10/18/2018 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bob Paduchick
    As the nation struggles to come to grips with the opioid crisis and all of the families impacted by this lethal threat, Democrats in Ohio are more concerned with wooing the support of the drug dealer lobby. Issue 1 is the initiative on the ballot on November 6 calling for a statewide constitutional amendment titled the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. It shouldve been called the Drug Dealer Amnesty Act. Issue 1 is disguised as prison reform to emphasize drug treatment over incarceration. I say disguised because Issue 1 is really about increasing Democrat voter turnout not promoting...
  • Warrens Pocahontas Wackiness Shows How Liberals Are A Bunch Of Bigots

    10/18/2018 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s really tough to think of any fresh new ways to mock noted 1023/1024 white person Elizabeth Big Chief Miracle Whip Warren, so I admit I approached writing this column with some reservations.Oh, snap. This is too easy, like convincing a college sophomore from Santa Monica that America can embrace socialism, yet her daddy will still be able to buy her a cute BMW convertible.It’s also irresistible, and so right, to mock this ambitious poser. I can just see the old Mazola ad with the Indian woman saying, “Your people call this ‘corn.’ My people call it ‘maize,’ so Elizabeth...
  • The Democrats Left Turn Is Not an Illusion

    10/18/2018 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 18 October 2018 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Over the past 18 years, the Democratic electorate has moved steadily to the left, as liberals have displaced moderates. Self-identified liberals of all races and ethnicities now command a majority in the party, raising the possibility that views once confined mainly to the party elite have spread into the rank and file. From 2001 to 2018, the share of Democratic voters who describe themselves as liberal has grown from 30 to 50 percent, according to data provided by Lydia Saad, a senior editor at the Gallup Poll. The percentage of Democrats who say they are moderate has fallen from 44...
  • Pope Francis Decries Insults as a Form of Homicide

    10/18/2018 4:22:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    For Jesus, insults are a way of killing our brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said Wednesday, urging his hearers to commit to never insulting anyone. We are in the habit of insulting other, its true, and insulting others becomes like breathing, the pope told the crowds gathered in Saint Peters Square for his weekly audience. But Jesus tells us: Stop, because insults hurt, they kill. Insulting others is a way of killing a persons dignity, Francis continued. It would be wonderful if this teaching of Jesus entered our minds and hearts, and each of us would say: I will never...
  • Ole miss professor calls for harrassment of Republicans

    10/18/2018 3:12:56 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 52 replies
    Mississippi Center for public policy ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Brett Kittredge
    James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology at Ole Miss,tweetedon October 6, Dont just interrupt a Senators meal, yall. Put your whole fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They dont deserve your civility.
  • See something, say something...unless the person is black

    10/18/2018 3:03:42 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2018
    Well, St. Louis: What is going to be? Is "see something, say something" still a thing? Or are we just going to get rid of that, especially when the "something" involves black people? Just a few days ago, St. Louis and the entire nation seemed ready to throw "see something, say something" under the bus. A white woman was walking her dog, returning to her downtown condo, when a black man came up behind her and tried to enter the condo common area without using or displaying his condo-issued key fob. "When I noticed an individual whom I did not...