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  • A Grand Compromise on Immigration

    03/24/2019 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 March 2019 | Peter King and Tom Suozzi
    A bipartisan deal to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadows, and pay for a secure border. Americans are frustrated by the inaction of their federal government on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. So are we. We both represent districts on Long Island, and we have both worked on immigration-related issues for over 25 years — one of us, Representative Suozzi, from the perspective of immigrant’s rights as a mayor, as a county executive and now as a member of Congress; the other, Representative King, from the perspective of border security as a former county comptroller, and now...
  • How Republicans Erased Trumpism

    02/02/2019 2:11:57 AM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Feb 2019 | Matthew Glassman
    G.O.P. congressional leaders used tactics to minimize the president’s influence and maximize their own control over public policy. Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support.But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent of the time during the 115th Congress. Record numbers of appellate judges were confirmed, and the president signed major tax legislation. Many observers have concluded that Mr. Trump dominates the Republican Party, and...
  • The United States of Empire

    10/25/2018 10:35:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Less Traveled Road ^ | 8/1/18 | Jon Chaley
    We’re getting close to the end now. Can you feel it? I do. It’s in the news, on the streets, and in your face every day. You can’t tune it out anymore, even if you wanted to. Where once there was civil debate in the court of public opinion, we now have censorship, monopoly, screaming, insults, demonization, and, finally, the use of force to silence the opposition. There is no turning back now. The political extremes are going to war, and you will be dragged into it even if you consider yourself apolitical. There are great pivot points in history,...
  • Kavanaugh: What Have We Learned?

    10/07/2018 10:31:05 AM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/6/2018 | Jim Treacher
    So, Brett Kavanaugh is our next Supreme Court justice. It's all over now. What have we learned from the events of the past month? Speaking only for myself, this debacle has done nothing to change my mind about our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media and the Democratic Party. (And yes, I realize those two things are the same thing.) Here are just a few of my biases that have been confirmed by this whole mess. If you don't know, now ya know: 1. Most of the media is actively working for the Democrats If I had any...
  • Finding Anonymous Op-Ed piece Author Like Trying to Nail Jelly to the Wall

    09/09/2018 7:07:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    The ‘Masked Man’ was—just as it usually is—the disingenuous New York Times The unidentified “prominent Republican donor” reportedly offering a $50,000 reward for the identity of the person who claims to be a high-ranking member of President Donald Trump’s administration who penned an anonymous Op-Ed piece for the New York Times and claimed they were working to actively protect the country from some of the president’s actions, should save his/her/their money for a more worthy cause. While there are untold numbers of Barack Obama holdovers surrounding the Trump administration eagerly waiting to plunge a knife into the president’s back, the...
  • Anonymous NYT Editorial: "Senior Officials" Sounds Like Reporter Jargon

    09/06/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Self | September 6, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that sticks out to me reading the anonymous editorial in the New York Times is that it doesn't sound like a government official wrote it. The big "tell" is the use of the term "senior officials" in one form or similar at three points in the body of the editorial. Do regular people write like that? Not really but you know who does? Reporters. Think about it. How often do you see reporters using the term "senior officials" when writing on background? It is fairly frequent. In contrast how often do high level officials in the government refer...
  • Judging Kavanaugh

    09/05/2018 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2018 | John Stossel
    Some people are very angry about President Trump's new Supreme Court pick. "Hell no, Kavanaugh! He is a dangerous man!" protesters shouted on the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yelled, "What is at stake is freedom for LGBTQ Americans, for equal rights, civil rights..." "They are freaking out because they don't understand," Ilya Shapiro, editor of the Cato Institute's Supreme Court Review, tells me. "Those top areas, abortion or gay rights or Citizens United, there's really not going to be a change." Every time one party appoints a judge, the other party acts as if the appointment...
  • Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

    08/16/2018 2:30:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th August 2018 | BBC News
    More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks and promote a free press. The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president's "dirty war" against the media, using the hashtag #EnemyOfNone. Mr Trump has derided media reports as "fake news" and attacked journalists as "enemies of the people". And he tweeted on Thursday: "The fake news media is the opposition party." "It is very bad for our great country... But we are winning!" https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1030074380397752320 UN experts have warned that Mr Trump's comments about the media raise...
  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

    08/16/2018 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    WBUR ^ | 8/16/18 | James Doubek
    More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by editorial staff at the Globe, who write, "This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words." Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and...
  • Trump in Europe — American and unbowed

    07/16/2018 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jack Engelhard
    Later they kissed and made up. But before that, at that NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump let them know who’s boss. No more rolling over…and while he was respectful to the Queen, and contrary to the habits of his predecessor, he did not bow. He focused on Angela Merkel, since she represents them all. He schooled her for double-dealing – that pipeline to Russia that puts Germany at the mercy of Putin who can turn off the energy spigot any time he wants, and then who ya gonna call? The United States, of course, which will have to come...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • In the Grip of Abortion Grief

    12/14/2017 12:11:56 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Kim Ketola
    The Washington Post has done a surprising service by inadvertently revealing the damage having an abortion did to a woman who chose it. Grace, profiled in the story, “The long five minutes: Abortion doulas bring comfort during a complicated time” is not just a doula, but also an abortion survivor. As such she has my compassion and understanding. #Metoo. It took me decades to work through the grief and guilt of child loss through abortion. My pain was complicated greatly by being told it was not, in fact, a child by the people who sold that abortion to me. Can...
  • Reagan’s Final Solution to His Bitburg Visit:

    08/17/2017 1:02:12 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 1, 1985 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    Declaring that “the final word has been spoken as far as I am concerned,” President Reagan defended his planned visit Sunday to the German military cemetery at Bitburg, telling foreign reporters yesterday that “I think it is morally right to do what I am doing and I am not going to change my mind about that.” Vice President George Bush, meanwhile, who has refrained from public statements on the Bitburg controversy, told a United States Chamber of Commerce meeting in Washington yesterday that “Ronald Reagan has not changed on his abhorrence of the Holocaust — he never will. But the...
  • Boundary line drawn over N Korea nuke issue (China will not allow US to attack N Korea)

    04/17/2017 5:39:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 107 replies
    Global Times ^ | 4/18/17 | Unnamed Chinese Communist
    Military action against North Korea is not an easy question to answer. If the blow is light, Pyongyang's military power would remain intact, and South Koreans could potentially face a revenge attack of some kind. One can only hope that Washington reaches out to Seoul for a second opinion. If the blow is heavy, the Chinese people will not allow their government to remain passive when the armies of the US and South Korea start a war and try to take down the Pyongyang regime. The Chinese will not let something like that happen, especially on the same land where...
  • The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

    03/13/2017 1:14:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 March 2017 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in American history? Ever? When it comes to wars, we Americans have a selective memory. The Afghan war, dating from October 2001, has earned the distinction of having been forgotten while still underway. President Trump’s Inaugural Address included no mention of Afghanistan. Nor did his remarks last month at a joint session of Congress. For the new commander in chief, the war there qualifies at best as an afterthought — assuming, that is, he has thought about it all. A similar attitude prevails on Capitol Hill. Congressional oversight has become pro forma. Last week Gen....
  • MARK LEVIN: Rubio educates Tillerson

    01/11/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin Verified account ‏@marklevinshow Rubio educates Tillerson Gloves OFF: Rubio takes Putin-squish Tillerson to the WOODSHED "It should not be hard to say V'Ladimir Putin's army has comitted war crimes in Alleppo."conservativereview.com
  • With Trump Set To Accede An Otherworldly Pessimism Engulfs the Democrats

    01/05/2017 5:04:40 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 51 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | January 3, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been the most incompetent administration since James Buchanan brought on the Civil War, but I had not realized how the immunity to severe criticism afforded President Obama, because of his pigmentation, had been allowed to disguise how inept this administration has been, how authoritarian and sleazy, and how the president’s demiurgic vanity has gone almost...
  • Why Catholics play dumb (truncated)

    01/04/2017 3:03:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 01/04/2017 | David Mills
    full title:. Those who shy away from explaining and defending the faith may have good reasons to do so It troubles me that members of the Church cannot defend the faith without referring me to a priest,” wrote Cordi. “I love Catholicism,” she said in a comment on my last article, “and I wish I could convert, but there are some real hurdles to the doctrine that I can’t overcome.” She wasn’t happy with Catholics who couldn’t answer her questions and palmed her off on a priest. Protestant and Catholic apologists jump on stories like this, for different reasons. They...
  • Sorry, Liberals. Bigotry Didn’t Elect Donald Trump.

    12/26/2016 6:23:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | David Paul Kuhn
    Donald J. Trump won the white working-class vote over Hillary Clinton by a larger margin than any major-party nominee since World War II. Instead of this considerable achievement inspiring introspection, figures from the heights of journalism, entertainment, literature and the Clinton campaign continue to suggest that Mr. Trump won the presidency by appealing to the bigotry of his supporters. As Bill Clinton recently said, the one thing Mr. Trump knows “is how to get angry white men to vote for him.” This stereotyping of Trump voters is not only illiberal, it falsely presumes Mr. Trump won because of his worst...
  • Three issues I changed my mind about in 2016

    01/01/2017 12:03:01 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2016 | Ilya Somin
    This year saw a major, unexpected political upheaval in both the United States and Europe. ... . . . there are some issues that this year’s events led me to change my mind about. Here are three of the most important. I. The Perils of Polarization. ... II. Should We Bring Back the Smoke-Filled Rooms? ... III. Rethinking the Unitary Executive.