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  • Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

    10/21/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 21, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most baffling reactions among liberals since 2016 was to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. I reside in England, and saw tweet after tweet from the Max Boots and Tom Nichols of the world on why these two, and Brexit and the election of Trump, are exactly the same. The reality, as always, is a lot more complicated. There is of course similarity in both events. Both were a rebel yell against orthodoxy in the respective countries. In the United States, it was by masses of people who oppose the elites’ conventional wisdom, from mass immigration from...
  • Stressed about climate change? Eight tips for managing eco-anxiety (only 11.25 years left)

    10/21/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 10/21/19 | Penny Sarchet
    If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. With reports of some children becoming terrified by climate change and the protest group Extinction Rebellion holding “grief-tending workshops”, there is an increasing awareness of so-called eco-anxiety. The phenomenon is significant enough that psychotherapists met in London on Saturday to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. “Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way,” said Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for...
  • How Obama and Clinton Created the Mess in Syria

    10/21/2019 3:04:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | October 21, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch, with a tweet this morning. Quote: “BIG ARMS SCANDAL: Smoking gun docs uncovered by @JudicialWatch show Obama/Clinton aware arms going to Syria through Benghazi; warned about rise of ISIS, and were supporting terrorists in Syria. Obama/Clinton created Syria mess for @RealDonaldTrump.” This is Tom Fitton Judicial Watch. You remember when the Benghazi thing happened there were immediately questions asked, “What in the world was the ambassador doing there?” Libya had become an absolute hellhole. It was stateless. It was being run by various terrorist camps.The Benghazi attack happens, and one of the explanations we got...
  • ‘You can never be China’s friend’: Spengler

    10/21/2019 9:55:41 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 10/20/2019 | Urs Gehriger
    Asia specialist and distinguished columnist David P Goldman is convinced the US and Europe stand a chance against the Red Dragon – but the clock is ticking...
  • Hong Kong: Hey, sorry about that whole water cannon thing

    10/21/2019 1:00:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot ^ | October 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    After more than twenty weeks of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, no amount of government suppression seems to be able to send the demonstrators back home. But there was a slight crack in the armor of the city’s leadership this weekend when the powers that be made a very public apology. On Sunday, a water cannon was deployed in front of one of the city’s mosques and it sprayed down worshippers standing on the sidewalk in front of the building. For that, Carrie Lam and the police chief say, they are truly sorry. (Associated Press) Hong Kong officials apologized to...
  • Wisconsin Is Putting Health Care Consumers Back in Driver’s Seat

    10/21/2019 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | State Sen. Dale Kooyenga State Sen. Dale Kooyenga
    One of the most important challenges facing lawmakers today at both the state and federal levels is the rising cost of health care. In the great debate over how to reduce costs while increasing access and quality, some politicians seem to believe that more government involvement is the ticket to accomplishing these policy goals.I believe the opposite is true. In several ways, misguided government intervention is actually the cause of many of our problems, and the solution is to restore an arms-length relationship between government and the doctor-patient relationship.In Wisconsin, I’ve been part of a group of legislators who understand...
  • The Chinese Threat to American Speech

    10/21/2019 10:55:52 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 19, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    China’s assertive campaign to police discourse about its policies, even outside of its borders, and the acquiescence of American companies eager to make money in China, pose a dangerous and growing threat to one of this nation’s core values: the freedom of expression. The Communist state is becoming more and more aggressive in pressuring foreign companies to choose between self-censorship and the loss of access to what will soon be the world’s largest market. An old list of taboo topics, sometimes described as the “three Ts” — Tibet, Tiananmen and Taiwan — has been joined by newer subjects that must...
  • Cuomo’s Carbon Contradiction

    10/21/2019 10:11:33 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2019
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a habit of bullying others to cover for and fix his policy blunders. In another display of political grace, Mr. Cuomo has ordered the utility National Grid to resume natural-gas hookups that were suspended after his senseless pipeline veto this spring. Mr. Cuomo wants to make New York ground zero in the left’s plan to purge fossil fuels. First he banned shale fracking in southern New York despite its huge potential to boost local economies. Then he blocked a natural-gas pipeline from Pennsylvania that would have reduced energy bills and reliance on heating oil....
  • Hillary Targets Tulsi-When all Clinton opponents become “Russian assets.”

    10/21/2019 7:18:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “Trump won the election in 2016.” That was Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard last Tuesday, one of the few factual statements in the CNN “debate” that was more of an impeachment inquest and socialist shout-out. The studio audience cheered every leftist platitude and call for impeachment but Gabbard’s statement that Trump won the 2016 election brought only stunned silence. Tulsi Gabbard was saying, in effect, “Hillary Clinton lost the election in 2016,” a clear violation of the Democrat speech code and progressive eschatology. Progressives believe history is on their side, so if the progressive candidate loses it must be due...
  • Is the USMCA Really a Good Replacement for NAFTA?

    10/21/2019 7:11:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    President Trump is eager to have Congress ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which modernizes NAFTA. He has been complaining over Twitter about the Democrats neglecting it because they are focused so much on impeachment. Congressional Democrats have issues with it currently and want changes made, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says things are moving along. If they don’t agree to pass it, Trump has threatened to withdraw from NAFTA. But is the new agreement much of an improvement?NAFTA helped the three countries’ economies and made Mexico and Canada the U.S.’s two biggest trade partners. The USMCA would take things a step further....
  • Elections Do Have Consequences. Policies Are Going To Change. Get OVER It!

    10/21/2019 5:57:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Kevin McCullough
    “Elections do have consequences...”I know that the mouth breathers mixed amongst the White House press corps acted as though acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney committed some set of cardinal sins on Friday. Excuse me if I disagree.It was a stroke of pure genius on the administration’s part. And for the record they would do themselves a huge favor by continuing this practice for the duration of Pelosi’s faux impeachment.Since Pelosi and Schiff aren’t conducting a lawful impeachment nor observing the long held practices of past impeachments, there is absolutely zero rationale in participating in their charade. They want...
  • The American Dream Is Still Alive

    10/21/2019 4:53:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    It’s time to leave the Impeachment Circus to play out on its own. Let’s stay focused on why the Republican Party needs to win in November.According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, recent evidence suggests that the income inequality between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year grew to its highest level in more than 50 years. Contrary to what Democrats would have you believe, that is great news! People who are finding better jobs, being promoted into more responsible positions, and earning more profit in an expanding economy are leaving behind the people who settle for...
  • Our Veterans Need Health Care Innovation – Not More Soundbite

    10/21/2019 4:11:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Whitney Munroe
    In this week’s Democratic debate, presidential contenders sparred about nearly every recent news headline, focusing on rhetoric while stopping short of diving into specific policy solutions. We now know about their surprising friendships, but still, lack insight into how they would handle the issues that millions of Americans discuss at kitchen tables across the country. One of those issues: health care access for veterans. Veterans issues received less than a minute of airtime—a brief mention of marijuana usage in a broader question about opioid abuse—yet the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shortcomings remain a major hurdle that millions of former servicemembers...
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Jill Stein, And Hillary Clinton’s Greatest Fear

    10/21/2019 3:44:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 21, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    In case you just woke up from a four day coma, the weekend’s news cycle was dominated by an over-the-top intra-Democratic Party dispute between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard, a noted non-interventionist who, like President Trump, isn’t fond of the idea of endless, pointless, unwinnable wars across the ocean when there is so much to deal with on our own shores, predictably took issue with Clinton’s Friday podcast characterization of her as a “favorite of the Russians.”The Hawaii congresswoman hit back hard, calling Clinton out as the “queen of warmongers” who has...
  • Clinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev

    10/20/2019 3:45:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    <p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday trolled President Trump over his recent letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, tweeting a mock archival letter from former President Kennedy to former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev that originally appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."</p>
  • E.U. Seeks Globalist Role: Calls for Immediate Afghanistan Ceasefire

    10/20/2019 10:04:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/20/2019 | unknown
    Kabul (AFP) — European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in talks between the US and the Taliban presented an opportunity to push anew for a truce. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a Taliban attack that killed a US soldier. Negotiations had been in the final stages for a deal that would have seen the US pull troops from Afghanistan after 18 years in return for various Taliban guarantees.
  • The Liberation of Mitt Romney [/gag me]

    10/20/2019 10:22:58 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 10/20/2019 | Mckay Coppins
    The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party, just in time for the president’s impeachment trial..... Mitt Romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp. It’s a strange look for the 72-year-old senator, who typically affects a measured, somber tone when discussing Donald Trump’s various moral deficiencies. But after weeks of escalating combat with the president—over Ukraine, and China, and Syria, and impeachment—the gentleman from Utah suddenly appears ready to unload.
  • Mulvaney insists no quid pro quo with Ukraine after WH comments: ‘I didn’t say that’

    10/20/2019 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney insists he did not admit to wrongdoing by President Trump after comments he made during a marathon press briefing Thursday were interpreted as evidence of a quid pro quo linking military aid to Ukraine with an investigation of potential Ukrainian involvement with Democrats during the 2016 election. Democrats have accused Trump of temporarily delaying $391 million in aid in order to leverage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping the probe. Mulvaney seemed to indicate that the two were connected, but now he claims it was a misunderstanding. “That’s what people are saying...
  • Dem Candidates Pander to Striking Autoworkers to Court Union Vote (Naturally)

    10/20/2019 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | Mike Palicz
    In an apparent pandering competition to win the favor of union voters, Democratic presidential candidates used the Ohio debate stage to blast General Motors on Tuesday night, blaming the automaker for the month-long strike with the United Auto Workers union.On the morning of the debate, reports had broken that GM and UAW leadership had reached a tentative agreement to end the month-long strike that impacted some 175,000 workers and cost GM roughly $1.2 billion. But reports of a possible end to the strike didn’t prevent Democratic candidates from forgoing their chance to bash the corporation and virtue-signal their support for...
  • Five Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say

    10/20/2019 6:33:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | Tim Wildmom
    Our world can be a dark place.There is abundant evidence of this, but one recent example was a threat of possible violence tied to the October opening of the film, “The Joker.” According to U.S. News & World Report, the FBI became involved when references were made to the 2012 shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during another Batman movie. This comes after the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the summer, when a total of 31 people were murdered and dozens injured by gunmen with widely different belief systems. How do we understand...