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  • Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an 'aberration'

    10/04/2019 11:31:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2019 | Marty Johnson
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered her thoughts Thursday on how historians will view this period of American history. "An aberration," the 86-year-old justice said when the question was posed to her at an event hosted by Amherst College, the Boston Globe reported. The event's moderator, Amherst College President Carolyn Martin, asked several other political questions of Ginsburg, who sidestepped controversial topics like the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Instead, she spoke about broader aspects of political life in America today. “The people in this room gives me hope," Ginsburg replied when Martin asked her what she thinks will...
  • Impeachment Is About Putting Down the Peasants’ Revolt

    10/03/2019 12:33:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies ^ | 10/3/2019 | david catron
    Trump must be publicly drawn-and-quartered because he is the leader of the uprising. It should by now be obvious to the meanest intelligence that the Democrats are determined to impeach President Trump with or without credible evidence that he has committed any act resembling “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The “whistleblower complaint” that Nancy Pelosi used as the pretext for launching her ersatz impeachment inquiry contains little but hearsay and fabrication, while her claim that it proves Trump has “violated the Constitution” fails the laugh test. In the end, however, impeachment is less about offenses committed by the president than the...

    09/14/2019 5:03:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 14,2019 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Minneapolis once had the reputation of being a nice city. That seems, now, like a long time ago in a galaxy far away. These days, the reality is different. This sickening video of a gang of youths viciously brutalizing a man just outside Target Field, where the Twins play baseball, has gone national. It is visual proof of how feral downtown Minneapolis has become: Or, to take another example, on the last night of the Minnesota State Fair, generally thought of as one of the more wholesome events a family can attend, there was a gang rumble just outside the...
  • he Deep State: How it Came to Be and Why it Fights so Hard

    09/04/2019 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Intellectual take out ^ | 9/1/19 | David Foley
    Increasingly, it looks like the political fight isn’t between Republicans and Democrats, but rather the American people against the Deep State. More and more often we are seeing bureaucrats, lobbyists, and elected officials of both parties circle the wagons so to say in an effort to prevent any true reforms of our government. While we the American people may believe the government isn’t working, for an elite group embedded throughout our government and media, the government is working quite well -- for them!
  • The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party

    07/24/2019 9:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    American ^ | July 24, 2019 | Steve McCann
    Is there any doubt that the American Left is on the cusp of their ultimate prize and ticket to permanent political domination -- absolute control of the Democratic Party? A clear indicator is the unanimity of all 24 candidates campaigning for their presidential nomination in espousing Marxian Socialist policy positions long promoted by the American Left. Another is the spineless acquiescence by the party’s hierarchy in not only accepting but endorsing race baiting, virulent loathing of America as founded, and anti-Semitism from the likes of Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their cohorts. Since the turn of the Twentieth Century the...
  • The demon in liberalism

    07/15/2019 3:14:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2019 | Daniel Pipes
    Now, along comes Ryszard Legutko, a Polish professor of philosophy and leading politician, with a better answer. His book, translated by Teresa Adelson, “The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies” (Encounter), methodically shows the surprising but substantial similarities between Soviet-style communism and modern liberalism as defined by Sweden or the European Union or Barack Obama. First, the ideologues retreat into fantasy which they fervently try to impose on unwilling subjects. Communists make colossal efforts to convince their vassals that they prosper far more than those wretches living in capitalist countries; liberals turn two genders into 71 or make...
  • Where the Democrats are Trying to Take Us

    07/01/2019 10:55:12 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-1-19 | Steve McCann
    (Skip) The primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump nor his supporters but an evolving autocratic oligarchy made up of the hierarchy of American Left, which includes elements of the political class, the mainstream media, the education establishment and, most recently, the titans of Silicon Valley. (Skip) The common mindset of all those determined to seize power in perpetuity, either by force of arms or the ballot box, is a profound contempt for the dignity and sanctity of human life. (Skip) Additionally, over the past 90 years virtually all potential oligarchs or tyrants have utilized the following six...
  • Western middle classes are revolting globally against hypocritical elites

    06/13/2019 11:10:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them?
  • Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

    06/13/2019 4:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump's election and the "yellow vests" protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them? One, illegal immigration and open borders have led to chaos. Lax immigration policies...
  • Trump blames Fed once again for hurting economic growth

    05/28/2019 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/25/19 | Megan Henney
    While speaking at a meeting of Japanese business leaders in Tokyo, Trump said the stock market would be anywhere between 7,000 to 10,000 points higher if the U.S. central bank had chosen to keep interest rates steady. He also suggested that the growth rate in the U.S. would have exceeded 3 percent. "But they wanted to raise interest rates," he said. "You’ll explain that to me." Trump, despite hand-picking Chairman Jerome Powell more than a year ago, has been a frequent critic of the Fed, often urging policymakers to cut interest rates from the current target range of 2.25 percent...
  • Jeff Daniels and the Arrogance of the Left

    05/24/2019 3:35:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | May 24, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The actor Jeff Daniels is now the toast of Broadway for his leading role in the Southern civil rights tale "To Kill a Mockingbird," adapted for the stage by leftist screed-writer Aaron Sorkin. Harper Lee's book has been recalibrated for the Trump era. Time magazine explains it's allegedly less about racism than about white liberals and black people assembled against a resentful Southern power structure. Daniels imagines the tale differently. He told Time that Attorney General William Barr's press conference on the Mueller report is somehow "exactly" what the play is about now. "It's about, where's goodness and decency? It's...
  • Womp, Womp: Mark Kelly Finds Himself Needing To Be 'Transparent' About A Few Things

    04/21/2019 8:27:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 4/20/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and current Senate candidate in Arizona, released the full transcript of the speech he gives during paid speaking engagements. The idea was to be open and transparent with voters. But here's the catch: his campaign refuses to say exactly how much Kelly makes every time he delivers his speech. They are, however, quick to tout that Kelly refuses to take money from Political Action Committees (PACs).
  • Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett, and the Democrats' belief in narrative-based politics

    03/29/2019 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx inadvertently gave away the game — what's really behind the bizarre dropping of charges and sealing of court records of the slam-dunk case put together by Chicago police on Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime report — when she explained to two reporters for Chicago public radio station WBEZ in an interview: I don't believe it is in the interest of the people of Cook County to engage in a narrative that is anything other than all of us working collectively for the public safety of the people of Cook County. The dominant factions of...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) 13FEB19 update

    02/12/2019 5:33:03 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    metallicman ^ | 13FEB19 | Editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • McClatchy Follows BuzzFeed, Vice, and Others in Cutting Staff

    02/01/2019 10:45:49 PM PST · by Enterprise · 61 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | CHUCK STROUSE
    "We are changing the size of the workforce to align with the revenue," says Jeanne Segal, McClatchy's director of public relations and communications.
  • Time for Humility for Davos Elite

    So the political, financial and media elites have taken beatings at the ballot box -- Brexit, Trump, anti-establishment European rebellion parties. The 1990s elite projects and policies were not crazy, but their failures to make course corrections and their lack of respect for decent nationalism have been costly. Something to talk about if they slink back to Davos next year.
  • Not About Left vs. Right, but Insider vs. Outsider

    10/30/2018 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 30, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Democrats have had all of the opportunity in the world to win and win big in this year's midterm election cycle. The conservative populist coalition that placed Donald Trump in the White House two years ago hadn't wavered in their support for the president, but they weren't all exactly fans of Republicans in Congress, whom they saw as part of the Swamp. Trump, they believed, had their back and was just mean enough to be that guy who stood up to Washington for them. At the same time, enthusiasm is sky-high among Democrats, who look extra likely to get...
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • No, The World Would NOT Be Better Off With Fewer African Children

    10/20/2018 6:55:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | By Joy Pullmann
    A Gates Foundation report warning that Africans are having too many kids prefaced more pointed anti-fertility remarks this week from France's president, Emmanuel Macron. The poorest people tend to have the highest birth rates, which threatens to reverse historic progress in reducing world poverty, says the world’s largest philanthropy in a recent report.“[D]ecades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling,” write Bill and Melinda Gates in their foundation’s latest “Goalkeepers” report. “This is because the poorest parts of the world are growing faster than everywhere else; more babies are being...
  • Salena Zito: Elites are the ones who are dividing America

    10/07/2018 8:09:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7,2018 | Salena Zito
    Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor for The Atlantic and senior political analyst at CNN, recently issued a bleak tweet: “Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: 2 very distinct parts of US that no longer care to even fake that they respect or value the other. Like Trump, #Kavanaugh built his strategy on rallying 1 side of that divide vs the other. Seams are unraveling-not just on #SCOTUS” Slappy acknowledges there’s a national schism but says that she and her neighbors see Washington as divided, not their communities. James Butler, a local mayor and vice president of...