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  • Can the FBI Be Independent?

    06/21/2018 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    When President Donald Trump appointed Atlanta lawyer Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as the director of the FBI, my initial reaction was not positive. Wray is a veteran of the Department of Justice and is part of that good-old-boy DOJ network that knows how to protect its own. Indeed, when then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, needed a good criminal defense lawyer -- whose millions in fees were paid by New Jersey taxpayers -- he hired Wray. Christie was never indicted in the Bridgegate scandal, but defense counsel for those who sought Christie's cellphone to demonstrate...
  • The IG Report Should End Mueller’s Obstruction Investigation

    06/21/2018 12:17:51 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/21/18 | Andrew McCarthy
    While generally cautious about criticizing Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the Clinton-emails investigation, Trump supporters have taken aim at its chief logical flaw: Although key investigators harbored anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias, and even made statements indicating an intention to act on that bias, the IG did not find that this bias was the proximate cause of any particular investigative decision. This conclusion is easy to rebut; I did so myself in a column last week. Yet, the Trump camp should also be embracing it. Why? Because if this is the Justice Department’s position, then Special Counsel Robert Mueller has...
  • IG Report -- Imagine This Level of Bias During the O.J. Simpson Case

    06/21/2018 12:13:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 21, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Imagine what defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would have done with notes to and from LAPD lead detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter in which they demeaned Simpson's fans. Imagine a written exchange in which one detective said, "We'll stop him!" Imagine Cochran's opening and closing arguments, to say nothing of his cross-examination, if he'd had evidence similar to the kind of bias found in the Department of Justice inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The DOJ IG report included several messages between FBI attorneys and employees who...
  • Here’s What Trump Actually Achieved With North Korea

    06/21/2018 11:53:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 19, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    It wasn’t what he said. But it was much more than nothing. Donald Trump didn’t get much in the way of North Korean denuclearization in Singapore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In the days since the summit with Kim Jong Un, critics—including me—have pointed out how little the U.S. president got from North Korea’s leader during their much-hyped meeting. And it’s true that Trump fell far short in that meeting of his stated goal to fully dismantle North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, and then wildly overstated his achievement by declaring the North Korean nuclear threat over. (It’s not.) But...
  • Enforce Immigration Law or Change It (Attractive Nuisance)

    06/21/2018 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2018 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    The United States maintains a policy of separating children from their parents in the case of illegal border crossings in the same sense that the United States has a policy of separating parents from their children when those parents are sent to prison for murder or tax evasion or are jailed for unpaid speeding tickets --SNIP-- The more illegals there were in the United States, the easier it was for more to come. It’s the public-policy version of what the tort lawyers call an “attractive nuisance.”
  • IG Report -- Imagine This Level of Bias During the O.J. Simpson Case

    06/21/2018 6:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 21, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Imagine what defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, would have done with notes to and from LAPD lead detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter in which they demeaned Simpson's fans. Imagine a written exchange in which one detective said, "We'll stop him!" Imagine Cochran's opening and closing arguments, to say nothing of his cross-examination, if he'd had evidence similar to the kind of bias found in the Department of Justice inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The DOJ IG report included several messages between FBI attorneys and employees who...
  • Immigration Advocates Say President Trump's Executive Order Creates Even More Problems(its illegal)

    06/21/2018 6:08:58 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 42 replies
    Time ^ | June 20, 2018 | KATIE REILLY
    Subtitle :Children 'Don’t Need Jail.' President Donald Trump’s executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant families is far from a solution to the border crisis, immigration advocates are warning – and could lead to immigrant children being locked up in detention centers with their parents for “months or years.” “The President doesn’t get any brownie points for moving from a policy of locking up kids and families separately to locking them up together. Let’s be clear that Trump is making a crisis of his own creation worse,” said Karen Tumlin, director of legal strategy at the National Immigration...
  • Obama Era School Discipline Reform Decreases Public School Scores, Increases Bad Behavior

    06/21/2018 5:40:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The Obama Administration conducted social engineering experiments on public school students. In an effort to frame school disciplinary policies as racist, outcomes rather illustrated that black students simply had a higher rate of suspensions. Obama’s Justice and Education Departments fused social justice policies by attempting to undermine public school disciplinary policies in their 2014 initiative called the Positive Behavioral Supports and Intervention System (PBIS). Instead of objectively conducting a comparative analysis between disciplinary policies and outcomes in public schools along racial lines, PBIS spun reality to fit the former administration’s political agenda. In medical school, bioethics students are taught the...
  • Don’t Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam

    06/21/2018 5:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    So what are we supposed to be outraged about today? There’s always something, and it’s always the worst thing in the history of ever. And it’s almost always a scam designed to manipulate you into obeying the liberal elite.That’s the real outrage.My friend and fellow Townhall columnist Derek Hunter has a new book out designed to help you detect and defeat this shameless grift, Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood. It’s essential reading because the sooner we can get people woke to the con, the sooner people will stop falling for this nonsense.What's the latest?...
  • The takedown of Chris Hardwick shows #MeToo has gone too far

    06/20/2018 9:28:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 19, 2018 | Andrea Peyser
    Call it The Revenge of #MeToo. It frightens me. The erasure of Hardwick from the airwaves and the public square was swift, brutal and nearly complete. This was a hard-core reaction to an online essay published on Thursday by Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. Without mentioning Hardwick by name, she detailed, in often cringe-worthy fashion, emotional and sexual abuse she claims to have suffered during a nearly three-year intimate relationship with the host of TV programs including “Talking Dead,’’ the aftershow that dissects AMC powerhouses “The Walking Dead’’ and “Fear the Walking Dead.” Hardwick, for his part, denies completely engaging in...
  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • Opinion: Here’s How to Break the Impasse on Climate

    06/20/2018 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | By Trent Lott and John Breaux
    As former leaders of our parties in the United States Senate, we know what it takes to achieve a bipartisan breakthrough in Congress. For all the talk of discord in Washington, we see the possibility of finding common ground on a divisive issue. As surprising as it may sound, climate change offers an opportunity for both parties to come together and deliver a victory - and cash dividends - to the American people. Congress should approve legislation to place a meaningful fee on carbon-dioxide emissions that ripples through all sectors of our economy, and return the revenues it generates to...
  • Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House

    06/20/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | June 20, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — a political independent who has championed left-of-center policies on gun control, immigration and the environment — has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election, with the bulk of that money going to support Democratic congressional candidates, advisers to Mr....

    06/20/2018 6:09:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | JUNE 19, 2018 | AMY SPIRO
    Are comparisons between the current US policy of family separation at the border and concentration camps valid? The photos are gut-wrenching and the audio is heartbreaking. For the past several weeks, the US government has been separating families arriving at the US-Mexican border, imprisoning the parents and detaining the traumatized and often bewildered children. As the public debate over this issue reaches deafening levels, it is no surprise that comparisons to Nazi Germany are rampant. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Over the weekend, Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA, posted a photo...

    06/20/2018 5:54:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-20-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hispanic, black and white children torn away from American families. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In 2008, Colorado separated a Jewish boy from his parents. Marten Kudlis was separated from his parents while waiting for his mother to bring him his ice cream. The 3-year-old boy who had just been playing in the park never got his ice cream.  Instead Francis Hernandez, an illegal alien driving 81 miles an hour, slammed into a pickup truck, killing the two women inside, and...
  • Protecting Our Border Does Not Make Us Nazis

    06/20/2018 2:06:06 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/19/2018 | Steve Cortes
    Good news abounds lately for America. Jobs numbers continue to soar and, per a new CNN poll, Americans have grown more confident in the direction of the country than at any time in a decade. Not surprisingly, President Trump’s job approval ratings also are on the rise, particularly among independents. In spite of these successes – or perhaps because of them – the president’s critics continue to direct the most extreme possible language at him, invective that reached full-scale apoplexy regarding our country’s border policies. The lawful separation of children from illegal immigrants who cross our border without permission has...
  • Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? (2014)

    06/19/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15/14 | John Burnett
    **SNIP** U.S. authorities claim that human smugglers like El Lobo (the wolf) are at the heart of the current border crisis because they have facilitated the travels of the 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who've been apprehended in South Texas since October. "We cross them in inner tubes. If they're 3 or 4 years old, I have to cross them myself. I can't let them drown," he says. The Wolf wears Reeboks with pink soles, a black polo shirt and a thin mustache. He's handsome in a bad-boy sort of way. We sit in an open-air lunchroom on a back street...
  • We’ll be cleaning up Trump’s mess for generations

    06/19/2018 3:00:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 91 replies
    anchorage daily news ^ | June 19, 2018 | Catherine Rampell
    President Trump’s generational warfare continues, as he repeatedly prioritizes cheap political wins today over the massive costs they will impose tomorrow. Consider, first and foremost, all the ways he’s trashing the planet... Or think about Trump’s unfunded tax cut, which, at its core, is a huge intergenerational transfer of wealth toward the old and away from the young... Other regulatory changes cheat the young to profit their elders. Amid the flurry of Trump tweets and porn-star scandals, many of those changes have received scant attention... With virtually no coverage, for instance, Trump’s Education Department announced on Friday it would once...

    06/19/2018 5:15:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 19, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    The idea that there was a jihad threat made Obama-era FBI agents recoil in horror. The Department of Justice inspector general report has begun to reveal the extent of FBI corruption, and it’s pandemic. One notable indication of this corruption that the report reveals is that the Obama-era FBI was only too happy to be wooed and lavished with gifts by the establishment media. This reminded me of a time when I tried to give two Obamoid FBI agents copies of a book about the jihad threat – then these eminently corruptible officials suddenly turned into Dudley Do-Right, and absolutely...
  • The Bad Hate the Good: The Southern Poverty Law Center Vs. Prager University

    06/19/2018 4:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    "Antifa" is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left.The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of "hater": "racist," "white supremacist," "extremist" and the like. That it is cited and even relied upon by The New York Times, Facebook, Amazon, Google, CNN and others, and that Apple gave the organization a million dollars, is testimony to the moral state of mainstream media and corporate culture in America today.Were the SPLC not quoted and used as a source, there would...