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  • Will Hawaii's emergency lockdowns ever be declared illegal in court?

    10/31/2020 3:12:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | Grassroot Institute
    The state Constitution says emergency proclamations expire after 60 days, but Hawaii now is in its eighth month of lockdown. Groups nationwide have filed lawsuits against the coronavirus emergency orders declared by their governors. Some have been successful. But what about Hawaii, whose governor just yesterday extended his state-of-emergency proclamation by another month, till the end of November? Can Hawaii’s seemingly interminable state lockdown, first ordered in March, ever be overturned in court? The Grassroot Institute webinar held Friday, Oct. 23, discussed the trends of lawsuits across the nation and whether they offer any hope for Hawaii. Our special guests...
  • Ivanka Trump declares pro-life stance publicly for first time

    10/31/2020 10:36:59 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2020 | 12:03pm | Eileen AJ Connelly
    The senior adviser to the president told Real Clear Politics her view on abortion has changed since her father’s first run for office in 2016. Four years ago, Ivanka Trump didn’t take a stand on the galvanizing issue. And after President Trump took office, in 2017, she even met secretly with then-Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. At the time, she said she wanted to know more about the organization. Now, she said, her viewpoint is clear. “I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion,” Ivanka Trump said, “but I am also a mother of three children, and...
  • 5 Big Questions Over SpaceX Declaring Martian Independence

    10/31/2020 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    From communists on Mars to 'The Expanse' in real life, the questions about the future of Musk's Mars are huge. Here's what you need to know. Martian 1776 has arrived, according to SpaceX. In a set of recently released documents, the company announced it has no intention of following laws from any government on Earth once it reaches Mars.“For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,” the document reads, which was included...
  • Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Must Disqualify Himself From Michael Flynn’s Case

    10/31/2020 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan’s apparent animus toward Flynn's attorney and his fixation on Flynn being punished demonstrate bias in this case — sufficient to require his disqualification. In the latest development in the seemingly never-ending Michael Flynn case, his attorney has filed a motion for the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, to disqualify himself for bias or the appearance of it. Flynn’s counsel, Sidney Powell, had raised the bias issue during the Sept. 29 hearing on the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the case against Flynn. Sullivan is likely to move on this case immediately after the election, so the question of his...
  • The Choice Between Trump and Obama Foreign Policies

    10/31/2020 7:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | October 31, 2020 | Sarah N. Stern
    A new book by Dr. Walid Phares, titled The Choice: Trump vs Obama Biden in US Foreign Policy is getting attention in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Released in late September, it stands alone as a definitive discussion and analysis of foreign policy and national security within a loud and crucial presidential election season which seems determined to focus only on domestic issues, personas, and inflammatory accusations. In The Choice, Phares examines the shifts in foreign policy that occurred during the Obama-Biden administration between 2009 and 2016, analyzes these shifts in strategy, and highlights the domestic and geopolitical consequences....
  • Biden's Laptop Problem

    10/31/2020 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | October 31, 2020 | Scott S. Powell
    Oh, those pesky laptop computers, and the problems they create for corrupt politicians in election years! Just two or three weeks prior to the Presidential election in 2016, it was files on the Anthony Weiner laptop that became public as the subject of an FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton, which helped seal defeat in her 2016 Presidential bid. This year, less than two weeks before the 2020 Presidential election, information retrieved from the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop revealing international money laundering and politically corrupt deals struck with the Chinese using the Biden name -- with new details...
  • How Mail-In Voting Makes Social Pressure So Much Easier

    10/31/2020 7:23:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | October 31, 2020 | Stella Morabito
    Emotional extortion seems to be more widely and openly practiced these days. Just when I thought it couldn't get much worse, a young woman on TikTok proudly displayed the story of how she and her five sisters had "intense exchanges" with her terminally ill father. Her problem was that he was conservative and planned to vote for Trump. She explained — on index cards to background music — that the talks were hard because "we'll almost certainly lose him in the next few weeks/months." In the end, the father told them that he voted "for Biden-Harris 2020." The gushing daughter...
  • The Chinese Connection: From the Clintons to Biden, Inc.

    10/31/2020 7:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Robert Chernin
    In “The French Connection,” the iconic 1971 film starring Gene Hackman as the grisly New York City detective Popeye Doyle, the bad guy is a wealthy Frenchman operating the world’s largest heroin-smuggling syndicate. In what could be its sequel, the Chinese government has been operating the world’s largest influence-peddling syndicate for decades. The drug of choice is no longer heroin but money - and lots of it. Starting in the mid-1990s with the Clintons, it has grown in both size and audacity and now seems to have ensnared the Biden family, as well. There is a straight line from China’s...
  • Escape from LA...and Joe Biden

    10/31/2020 6:45:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Michael Reagan
    It doesn't matter who wins on Tuesday, America is in for big trouble. If it's Joe Biden, the Democrat Party's street gangs will celebrate by rioting in the streets. If Donald Trump wins re-election, Biden's supporters will be so enraged they'll riot, loot and burn everything they can - and the liberal media will say they had every right to express their anger. I live in Los Angeles, which government law-and-order experts say is not likely to riot and burn because of next week's presidential election results. But I'm taking no chances. Here they riot and loot when the Dodgers...
  • A Step Back From the Brink

    10/31/2020 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Blessed is the righteous judge." Someone had painted this on the side of a building in lower Manhattan. It wasn't the first of my encounters with memorials to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I passed this one, though, the night after the Girl Scouts were pressured into taking back their congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett for succeeding the late Supreme Court justice on the court. My surprise about the Girl Scouts was that anyone there at this point would even think to acknowledge Barrett. I've been writing for 20 years about the politics that have crept into the Girl Scouts organization, so...
  • Obama Must Campaign for Biden, But He Won't Persuade Anyone

    10/31/2020 6:00:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    Right up to November 3, Barack Obama absolutely must stay on the campaign trail for Joe Biden, for two fundamental reasons.  One, Joe Biden is incapable of campaigning for anything other than ultra-limited appearances of short duration. Biden’s handlers know that every time he speaks for more than a few minutes, even a few miles away from home, he loses thousands of voters. Two, more compelling for Obama, he must cover his own tracks. Helping Biden get elected is the only possible way, however far-fetched that notion. Last August, it was revealed that Obama spied on the Trump campaign and knew...
  • Trump’s Growth In Support Among Minorities Destroys Racism Narrative

    10/31/2020 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Liberals are tying themselves in knots trying to explain President Trump’s growing popularity among Black and Hispanic voters. The left is heavily invested in the narrative it has constructed of Donald Trump as an unrepentant “white nationalist” whose supposedly “racist” rhetoric is driving minorities away from the Republican Party in droves. The president’s critics have repeated this lie so many times that they’ve actually started to believe it — which is making for some highly amusing logical contortions as they try to navigate their own cognitive dissonance.At first, all they had to do was dismiss the accuracy of polls showing...
  • Can Hate Win an Election?

    10/31/2020 4:58:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | John C. Goodman
    I don’t understand why this election is even close. Donald Trump draws huge crowds whose energy and enthusiasm is palpable. When Joe Biden ventures from his basement, the handful of onlookers not only look bored, they look like they may have been paid to be there. In a normal election, even a hint that a presidential candidate is showing signs of dementia would be lethal. A credible accusation that a candidate may have traded access for dollars would be impossible for the candidate to ignore. So why are polls showing Joe Biden in the lead? The answer, I am told,...
  • Onward and Upward: Trump 2020

    10/31/2020 4:47:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Here are more of kept promises in no specific order: Trump negotiated fair trade deals with Japan, South Korea, Canada and Mexico; rebuilt our military; is building and rebuilding our border walls; supported law and order; cut federal government regulations which freed American businesses to succeed; axed the Obamacare mandate; heartily supported conservatism and Christianity; moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; dramatically reshaped the Middle East, brokering the Abraham Accords peace deal between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and most recently, Sudan. Trump accomplished all that, despite daily attacks by the Soviet-style leftist media in collaboration with...
  • As Florida Goes, So Goes the Country

    10/30/2020 4:14:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2020 | Tim Bryce
    It’s time for me to announce my prediction for the 2020 presidential election. I was right on the money in 2016 and in 2018 for the mid-term elections, and I did it without the aid of the polls which, as I discovered, are totally useless. Instead, I rely on the voting data received from the Florida Board of Elections which routinely updates their numbers, thereby providing me with the means to study trends... ... As we approach election day next week, the Republicans will find themselves in the lead, and will likely turn out in record numbers on election day...
  • Chuck Schumer’s Massive Misstatement About Amy Coney Barrett and the Unborn

    10/30/2020 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 30, 2020 | Michael Brown
    During the confirmation hearings for Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made this remarkable comment: “At the end of this sordid chapter in the history of the Senate, in the history of the Supreme Court, my deepest and greatest sadness is for the American people. Generations yet unborn will suffer the consequences of this nomination.” To the contrary, as a consequence of her nomination, future generations will have a much better chance of making it from unborn to born. Talk about a massive misstatement.Yes, instead of having generations of children who remain unborn after conception because of...
  • It's Easy to Predict the Loser in Tuesday's Election

    10/30/2020 2:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 30, 2020 | Neil Patel
    Nobody knows how the election will turn out, but we can say with confidence that this is the first election where so many trusted authorities in our country have tried to tip the scales so hard. Regardless of the outcome, the partisan unfairness we have seen through this election cycle will further erode what we need most in our country: a renewal of trust. Trust is down in almost every national institution. When the people don't trust government, private business, educational institutions and the media, our country becomes less stable. But those bemoaning the erosion of trust spend little time...
  • What Can The Vice President Actually Do?

    10/30/2020 2:36:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 30, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    Trump and Biden’s ages have many wondering about their running mates’ influence and power. What is the historical precedent for a vice president’s role? “Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president,” said the great TV host Johnny Carson. “And anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.”But for all the jokes about the irrelevance of the office of Veep, America has been thinking about this year’s vice presidential candidates more than most.Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, has already referred to their ticket as a “Harris administration” in what many speculated was a telling Freudian...
  • Yes, Media Are Rigging The Election Against Half The Country. Here’s How

    10/30/2020 2:11:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 30, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    Will all this be enough for mass media to win the day? People will find out next week. Even if Donald Trump had lost the 2016 election, instead of won it in a surprise, the media’s coverage of his campaign and supporters would have been a horrific failure. They presented that race as unwinnable for Trump and as if his support was inexplicable.Their response to their 2016 failures has been not to improve their journalism in any way, shape, or form, but to decide that they didn’t do enough to bias that election in their preferred direction. Their nearly four-year...
  • The Necessity of Proposition 22

    10/30/2020 1:42:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 30, 2020 | Edward Lounge
    On November 3rd, California voters will decide whether Proposition 22, a ballot initiative that would exempt ride sharing apps and food delivery companies from the draconian labor regulations of AB.5, should become state law. Proposition 22 would allow ride share apps like Uber, as well as food delivery companies like DoorDash and Grubhub, to continue to classify its workers as independent contractors, but mandate a minimum level of compensation and the provision of certain benefits for individuals who work a set number of hours. Proposition 22 would also mandate advanced training and protections for drivers. Most importantly, the proposition on...