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  • A Man Won Gold in Women’s Cycling (Again). When Will We Say ‘No More’?

    10/23/2019 5:06:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    For the second year in a row, a biological male has won a women’s cycling championship. Rachel McKinnon, who was born male and identifies as a transgender woman, won the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in the female 35-39 sprint category last weekend in Manchester, England. The 37-year-old Canadian, who transitioned from male to female around age 29, set a new world best time, beating American Dawn Orwick for the gold. The win has caused considerable controversy among other female athletes and observers who note the obvious unfairness of a biological male competing against women. McKinnon’s bodily advantages defeat the...
  • Carson’s latest answer on Puerto Rico aid not much better than the first

    10/23/2019 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Over the weekend, we looked at allegations that HUD had broken the law by not kicking off disaster relief fund disbursement for Puerto Rico in a timely fashion following Hurricane Maria. HUD officials offered some reasons why they didn’t meet the deadline, but none of them seemed to be particularly persuasive under the circumstances.At the time I noted that the press (and their friends, the Democrats) would likely take this opportunity to go after HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who has long been a target to tag some sort of scandal on. As the old saying goes… that didn’t take long....
  • Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

    10/23/2019 3:15:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 10 23 2019 | DESMOND BUTLER and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion talking about how to navigate the insistence from Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for a probe and how to avoid becoming entangled in the American elections,...
  • Pennsylvania’s gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

    10/23/2019 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2019 | Marc Levy
    For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state. As some of his leading Democratic opponents are calling for a fracking ban, Trump has been eager to cut a contrast, touting his support for a sector he says brings economic benefits to rural pockets and jobs to construction union workers. But pipeline politics might not be so clear-cut. In the suburbs that might be key to his...
  • Payne: New report shows 'egregious' California taxes continue to drive out big earners

    10/23/2019 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2019 | Julia Musto
    California’s tax plan is “so egregious” that residents of every socioeconomic background are leaving the state, host of Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne said Wednesday. California Democrats have raised taxes on high-income families again and again. While the left claims the measure doesn’t impact taxpayer migration or hurt state tax revenue, a new study conducted at Stanford University finds the opposite. The report reveals a 2012 income tax increase drove away many high earners. As a result, the state only netted about half the revenue gains it expected. The increase in 2012 jumped from 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent and...
  • Canada's Trudeau Will Have to Choose Between Populism and Socialism

    10/23/2019 6:31:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer now have something in common. They can both spend the rest of their lives complaining that they won the popular vote but still lost a national election. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept his job but lost the popular vote in Monday's federal election. Conservatives won 34.4 percent of the popular vote, while Liberals won 33.1 percent -- a difference of more than 243,000 votes. Trudeau's Liberal Party lost its parliamentary majority, falling 13 seats short of the 170 required to ram through whatever...
  • The State Department's War on Trump

    10/23/2019 5:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Betsy McCaughy
    House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but -- no surprise -- Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They're hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Donald Trump. So far, all the testimony actually proves is that these State Department diplomats think they -- not President Trump -- ought to be running the nation's foreign policy. Never mind executive privilege or impeachment. The most pressing constitutional issue at hand is who decides the nation's foreign policy:...
  • Should we outlaw SUVs?

    10/23/2019 5:06:31 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 97 replies
    Fast Company ^ | October 23, 2019 | Adele Peters
    They are an enormous cause of emissions, and deadly to pedestrians? Is it time for automakers to stop selling them or cities to stop allowing them on their streets? Over the last decade, global SUV ownership has doubled. In that time, the vehicles contributed more to the increase in global CO2 emissions than airlines, trucks, or heavy industry, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Even if we add nearly 150 million electric cars to the road by 2040, if SUV ownership grows at its current rate, they’ll offset that entire emissions reduction. And while they’re spewing emissions,...
  • Graham Has Been a Rockstar on Judges

    10/23/2019 5:39:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Mike Davis
    President Trump is restoring the proper role of the federal judiciary and reshaping our nation's courts. These lifetime-appointed judges understand their modest, but critical, role is interpreting the law as written — not how the judges wish it were written, if they were senators. Senator Lindsey Graham(R-SC) has served as one of the President’s key wing-men in this historic, consequential effort.The confirmation of conservative judges played a critical role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After the death of the-late Justice Antonin Scalia, a lion of the law, candidate Trump promised to appoint judges in the mold of Scalia. In an...
  • The March of Death by Anonymous Sources

    10/23/2019 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    CNN host Jim Sciutto was mocked for tweeting two months ago, "Let's please ban the word 'narrative' from our discussion of the news and this president. There is only one version of the facts and the truth. Full stop." CNN is about the last place you should look for what Sciutto demands of the news media. Full stop. Networks such as CNN insist the "truth" as they see it must be anointed as "reality" and anything dissenting from that is "misinformation." But what they see are conclusions in search of facts and that there's no time or need to establish...
  • Facebook Shouldn't Be Political Speech Police

    10/23/2019 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Byron York
    "We don't fact-check political ads," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent speech. "We don't do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying." That might be simple common sense to many Americans, but to some Democrats these days, and particularly the Joe Biden campaign, it's a dangerous point of view. Biden recently complained when Facebook declined to censor an ad from the Trump re-election campaign that said, "Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son's company." Even though that is...
  • Anatomy of a Lynching-The political uses of race

    10/23/2019 4:41:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 23, 2019 | David Horowitz
    Editor's note: Anti-white racism and generalized ignorance so permeate our media elites and elected officials today that some common sense reminders are in order. Lynching - named after a Judge Lynch - was a form of Alice-in-Wonderland Frontier Justice: first comes the verdict and the punishment, then the trial. Although a repugnant racial dimension eventually entered into its practice it was carried out against criminals -- white as well as black -- whose victims lynch mobs feared would not get justice in the courts. One third of all lynch victims were white. Impatience with due process is endemic to the...
  • The Media Yawns as Our Civil Liberties are Trampled Upon

    10/23/2019 4:29:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke Ret
    A recently revealed court ruling received very little media attention. Most Americans are not aware that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg (an Obama nominee) issued a scathing indictment of our federal spy program. This ruling exposed improper searches of “tens of thousands” of illegal searches of raw intelligence databases, including 70,000 emails and telephone numbers, and other digital identifiers that were illegally searched. The Judge ruled that these searches were not consistent with the Fourth Amendment. As serious as this ruling is, the media is preoccupied working on their partisan coup attempt of the Trump administration, masked as impeachment. While...
  • Better Than a Loan

    10/23/2019 3:51:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | John Stossel
    Student loan debt keeps growing. There is a better solution than the ones politicians offer, which stick the taxpayer or the loan lenders with the whole bill. It's called an "income share agreement." Investors give money to a college, and the college then gives a free or partially free education to some students. When those students graduate, they pay the college a certain percentage of their future income. It's a way "for the school to say to students, 'You're only going to pay us if we help you succeed'," explains Beth Akers, co-author of the book "Game of Loans." Andrew...
  • US in Moral Decline

    10/23/2019 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a University of Notre Dame Law School audience that attacks on religious liberty have contributed to a moral decline that's in part manifested by increases in suicides, mental illness and drug addiction. Barr said that our moral decline is not random but "organized destruction." Namely that "Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values." The attorney general is absolutely correct. Whether we have the stomach to own up to it or not,...
  • Anxiety rises among Democrats worried about party’s prospects in 2020

    10/22/2019 7:20:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 22, 2019 at 8:03 PM EDT | Annie Linskey and Matt Viser
    When the 2020 Democratic presidential contest kicked off earlier this year, the massive field was hailed as the most diverse in history, with candidates who spanned the ideological spectrum and offered enough in a broad buffet of options to excite any voter. But after 10 months of campaigning and 15 hours of nationally televised debates, another emotion is rising: anxiety. Party leaders and activists are citing weakness in all of the leading contenders, including former vice president Joe Biden, who has been forced on the defensive about his family’s ethics, performed haltingly in debates and set off alarms with his...
  • FPC Demands Police Training in the Wake of Another Unjustifiable Kill

    10/22/2019 1:46:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 22, 2019 | AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition has issued the following statement in the wake of another killing of an armed and innocent person by police: On October 12, in Fort Worth, Texas, Atatiana Koquice Jefferson’s neighbor called the police because he saw the door of her home left ajar. A Fort Worth police officer took the call. About 2:20 a.m., without announcing his presence, he began moving around outside Ms. Jefferson’s home, checking windows and making noise. Hearing alarming sounds from outside her home, Ms. Jefferson did what many responsible Americans would do: she went to investigate the sounds, prepared for...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Financial Berlin Wall

    10/22/2019 7:52:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2019 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ... Warren’s proposal would see the federal government expropriating 40 percent of the wealth of any American who decided to emigrate, provided that American has enough money to make it worth worrying about. And that number is not as high as you might expect: The current law ensnares those whose average income in the five-year period before renunciation was $162,000 or more, meaning that there are a lot of high-school principals who would need Washington’s permission to split. It is difficult to accept the proposition that in a free society the freedoms enjoyed do not include the freedom to leave....
  • ‘Stakeholder’ Capitalism in Action (PG&E in CA)

    10/22/2019 5:54:03 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2019 | Allysia Finley
    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is getting incinerated by California politicians for shutting off power to two million residents amid heavy, dry winds. The publicly traded San Francisco-based utility has been found responsible for two dozen or so wildfires since 2016, some caused by power lines sagging from steel towers more than a century old. The purpose of the blackouts was to avoid more damage from an aging grid that has not been adequately maintained. In January PG&E filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure tens of billions of dollars in liabilities, including for wildfire. Democrats, including Gov. Gavin Newsom,...
  • THE HUNGARIAN BILLIONAIRE WHO BOUGHT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    10/22/2019 5:48:09 AM PDT · by shortstop · 28 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/22 2019 | Bob Lonsberry
    If you took all the money Democratic Monroe County executive candidate Adam Bello has spent on his campaign, and added all the money Republican incumbent Cheryl DiNolfo has spent, and added in Bello’s money again, you’d have just about as much money as George Soros has spent trying to get Shani Curry Mitchell elected district attorney. By the time the final filing is in, it is likely that one donor supporting one candidate in the district attorney’s race will have ponied up as much money as was contributed by a myriad of donors to both candidates in the race at...