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  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | December 9, 2016 | Roger Pilon
    Of all those whose predictions were dashed by this year’s presidential outcome (“Trump is headed toward a major loss” his Oct. 19 headline blared), few have been more exercised than the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne (“white identity politics and male self-assertion triumphed” he railed the day after). Yesterday, in a piece titled “America will soon be ruled by a minority,” he joined the chorus now condemning the “undemocratic” Electoral College—in the name of the Founders, no less, the very men who created it. Ever the good progressive, he fails to appreciate the role states were meant to play in ordering...
  • Syrian Army Aleppo offensive | December 7th 2016

    12/09/2016 5:30:57 PM PST · by fella · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 December 2016 | R&U
    Syrian Army Aleppo offensive | December 7th 2016
  • GREENFIELD: Immigration Can Kill the Democrat Party

    12/09/2016 4:32:29 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 29 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | December 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, December 09, 2016 Immigration Can Kill the Democrat Party Posted by Daniel Greenfield The specter of identity politics is haunting the left. It shows up at teary-eyed election parties in Berkeley, debates over craft beers in Williamsburg and the editorial pages of the big opinion shaper papers. No less an icon of the left than Bernie Sanders has been grumbling that his movement needs to reconnect with working people again. He even tentatively denounced identity politics. “It is not good enough for somebody to say, ‘I’m a woman, vote for me.’” Bernie bears a grudge. That’s obvious. But the...
  • GREENFIELD: A DAY THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER IN INFAMY

    12/08/2016 6:31:51 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, December 07, 2016 A Date That Will Live Forever in Infamy Posted by Daniel Greenfield Naval Base Bombed, Shinto Worshipers Fear Backlash - New York Times - December 8 1941 A day after planes passed over their peaceful village on the way to attack the Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, local fishermen are still picking up the pieces. "I don't know what any of this is about," a man who would only give his name as Paji said, holding the remains of a net which he had used to earn a living. "All I know is that the killing...
  • Christmas is not Pagan or ‘Holiday’

    12/05/2016 6:25:01 PM PST · by WXRGina · 27 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | December 5, 2016 | Gina Miller
    Each year around this time, in Facebook posts and elsewhere, we are certain to be lectured by well-meaning Christians on the "sinfulness" of celebrating Christmas. Their arguments can be persuasive. "In the Bible, God never told us to celebrate Christmas," they say. "Christmas has its roots in paganism," they say. So that must mean we're just dupes celebrating a pagan ritual when we ignorantly think we're gratefully celebrating the birth of Jesus. Who wants to celebrate what God never told us to celebrate and which supposedly has its roots in paganism? Not me! But are those things really true? While...
  • Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT!

    12/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Observatorial ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | George
    Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT! By George | December 6, 2016 Obama administration press secretary Josh Earnest has made a career on his snarky, hyper-partisan comments from the press room podium, but this was UNFORGIVABLE. Addressing the corrupt media hacks about the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, Earnest dropped a comment that any WWII veteran would take as an INSULT. From BizPac Review: During a White House press briefing Monday, Earnest was asked whether veterans may be offended by Abe’s visit if he expressed no regret over the...
  • Left Mourns Passing of Castro semi-satire]

    12/06/2016 9:59:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, long-time Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. He violently took over the government of Cuba in 1959 and ruled it with an iron fist for 50 years until his retirement in 2011. His 85-year-old brother Raul has governed the island the last five years. Fidel’s rule began with mass executions of opponents by firing squad for the entertainment of cheering crowds at the Havana soccer stadium. Enemies who weren’t murdered were thrown into filthy prisons where they were tortured and abused. The vast majority of Cubans lived lives of abject poverty and oppression. Over...
  • Vanity: YouTube video "Rzhev: General Zhukov's Unknown Battle"

    12/06/2016 3:51:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2012 | Staff
    The Red Army came to Rzhev and Vyazma after their success in Moscow. They stopped here in January 1942 and couldn't move for 13 months, despite enormous efforts and sacrifices. That's why Rzhev battle was conviently forgotten after the war. In textbooks the battle for Moscow is followed by Stalingrad. But there was a year between them, a year of battle near Rzhev. Much of what we will describe is officially still considered secret. The documents are classified. But the truth can't be hidden. And today we can reconstruct events with docum documentary precision. рпрпа
  • Greenfield: Senator Sessions Isn’t a Racist, His Left-Wing Accusers Are

    12/06/2016 2:34:45 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Sessions Isn’t a Racist, His Left-Wing Accusers Are. They’re coming for Sessions December 6, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. They’re coming for Senator Sessions. The Alabama Senator, soon to be Attorney General, has been denounced by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which bills its poison pen letter as coming from “civil and human rights organizations.” Just don’t ask which ones. The “civil rights” organizations include the AFL-CIO, which had just denounced its own “ugly history of racism” last year, the...
  • Greenfield: 5 Lessons for Republicans from Trump's Win

    12/05/2016 9:37:57 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | December 5, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, December 04, 2016 5 Lessons for Republicans from Trump's Win Posted by Daniel Greenfield What can Republicans learn from Trump’s victory? The biggest lesson is that the old way of politics is dead. McCain and Romney showed that twice. Now Trump has shown how Republicans can actually win. 1. Find Your Natural Base The GOP is ashamed of its base. It doesn’t like being associated with the very voters who made 2016 happen. Its autopsy last time around searched for ways to leave the white working class behind. There’s a party that did that. Their symbol is a jackass....
  • DOJ Declines to Investigate Intimidation Against Trump Electors [semi-satire]

    12/05/2016 8:33:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Despite numerous reports of harassment and death threats against electors pledged to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when the Electoral College meets on December 19, the US Department of Justice, thus far, has declined to take any action. DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs cast the issue as “not yet ripe enough.” “From what we have heard these electors have been called names and warned they could be harmed if they don’t switch their vote to Secretary Clinton,” Jacobs recounted. “Name calling is protected freedom of speech. Just weeks ago the two leading candidates were calling each other...
  • Grouse Hunting with the Village Gun

    12/05/2016 3:25:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village Gun is my name for an old Springfield 84-C.  My father acquired the rifle and a state of the art Weaver 3/4 inch straight tube scope for $7.50 during the Depression. I have written in previous articles that the Village Gun was used by my father and the neighbors for deer hunting. The Village Gun wasn't primarily used for deer hunting. There are dozens of things a .22 rifle is used for on a farm at the edge of wild country.  The Village gun was probably used for most of them, over the roughly 60 years of...
  • A Giant Awakened

    12/04/2016 5:42:31 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Jimmy Reed
    America would prove to be: a giant awakened. Born December 7, 1923, my father was eighteen years old on that day which will live in infamy: December 7, 1941. When Dad learned that several thousand fellow Americans had been killed in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, he knew what he had to do. Leaving behind a wife and baby son (me), he joined the Navy. Two men would play key roles in those years during which my father served. One was Isoroku Yamamoto, Admiral of the Japanese fleet that pounced on the unaware and unprepared Americans at Pearl Harbor.
  • Soledad O’Brien’s disgrace on Castro

    12/04/2016 11:47:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Matthew Vadum
    There are Cubans who liked Fidel Castro? It’s always fun watching left-wing journalists get chewed out. In this case anticommunist author Humberto Fontova excoriated liberal talking head Soledad O’Brien for her claim that sections of the Cuban population “liked” the recently deceased Communist dictator Fidel Castro.
  • Jeep Carrying Castro’s Ashes Breaks Down During His Funeral Procession

    12/04/2016 9:55:20 AM PST · by gaggs · 50 replies
    One final dose of Karma! The Jeep carrying Castro’s ashes breaks down during his final funeral procession and needed to be pushed by soldiers.
  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:02:47 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 20 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/3/2016 | Moneyrunner
    America was founded to destroy “native Americans” and to find a place to invent slavery which never existed before. These slaves built the country, settled the land, fought its wars and invented everything while white male devils whipped the slaves, oppressed women, keeping them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, lying around idly when not destroying the environment. Christians are hateful bigots who want to ruin your sex life while atheists are enlightened believers in science and Muslims practice the “Religion of Peace™” while living in fear of religious oppression. Then these racist, bigoted, homophobic, sexist, drug addled, white, male,...
  • December 2, 1823: the Monroe Doctrine

    12/02/2016 10:12:56 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 3 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 12/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Monroe Doctrine means what it has meant since President Monroe and John Quincy Adams enunciated it, and that is that we would oppose a foreign power extending its power to the Western Hemisphere, and that is why we oppose what is happening in Cuba today. That is why we have cut off our trade. This is why we worked in the OAS and in other ways to isolate the Communist menace in Cuba. This is why we continue to give a good deal of our effort and attention to it. ~ President John F. Kennedy, news conference, 29 August...
  • MastermindReveals Trump’s Plan to Fight Terrorists Works

    12/02/2016 9:37:19 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    9/11 Mastermind Reveals Trump’s Plan to Fight Terrorists Works Khalid Sheikh Mohammed shows anti-war leftists were playing into Al Qaeda’s hands. December 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The left aided Islamic terrorists most not with street protests, but by embedding counterintuitive narratives into the framework of counterterrorism. These narratives turned reality on its head. In counterterrorism, counterintuitive narratives transformed inaction into a virtue. One of the most pervasive myths was that Islamic terrorists actually wanted us to fight them and that we...
  • Homebrewed .50 Cal from ISIS in Iraq

    12/02/2016 4:07:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Jake Hamby has posted these photographs of a small shop manufactured .50 caliber single shot, scoped rifle.  It was captured from ISIS forces in Iraq. Many on the Internets are disparaging the rifle, characterizing it as a "face bomb" waiting to go off.  Several good views of the rifle are shown in the short Youtube montage below. Link to Youtube It is a mistake to judge a weapon by the exterior finish. Sure, the superb craftsmen at pre-1940 commercial Mauser, or Colt before 1970, are known for their excellent polish and bluing.  If you look at war production, you...
  • Greenfield: The Real Anti-semitism to Fear

    11/30/2016 11:27:10 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Real Anti-Semitism to Fear Should we talk about the genocidal movement to eradicate the Jews or a cartoon frog? December 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. After years of studiously ignoring it, dismissing it, whitewashing it, excusing it and even justifying it, progressives have rediscovered anti-Semitism. With this amazing archeological find the intrepid Indiana Jones’ of the left dug up anti-Semitism, brushed it off and put it up on the shelf right behind Islamophobia, transphobia, racism, homophobia and sexism (in that order...
  • Watch Tucker Carlson make a fool of a college history professor and Castro apologist

    11/29/2016 1:25:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Robert Laurie
    Stunning that this level of stupidity exists I suppose, after watching it for decades, the left-wing’s contortion act shouldn’t surprise me. They’ll ignore any atrocity, turn a blind eye to any body count, and employ the most twisted logic imaginable, as long as the end result serves their agenda. I’ve watched it play out time and time again. Yet still, when someone is willing to defend the likes of Fidel Castro, I’m rendered speechless. Yet, here we are.
  • The People Voted for a Conservative Court; What Court Will Trump Give Them?

    11/28/2016 7:43:53 PM PST · by 198ml · 33 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/28/16 | Steve Deace
    As we react, and overreact, to every report regarding who might serve in the forthcoming Trump administration, let us make sure we keep our eye on the prize. For there is one decision to come soon after the inauguration that I believe could very well be the barometer for his presidency. That decision will be who Trump nominates to succeed Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the one decision the Trump presidency cannot get wrong — even slightly. This has to be a hundred percenter. A no doubter. This is no time for a John “Obamacare” Roberts...
  • When will Hillary denounce her recount partner’s support of a mass-murdering tyrant?

    11/28/2016 10:36:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Jill Stein praises Fidel Castro: 'Fidel struggled for justice' If we’ve learned anything from the 2016 election, it’s that every candidate must answer for and denounce the words of their allies and supporters. For Trump, this was true no matter how tenuous the connection was. Even if there was no connection, he was asked - repeatedly - to reject statements made by every last weirdo who said they were voting for him. Heck, even after Trump denounced the crazies, he was badgered to denounce them again.
  • Upward Mobility and Discrimination: Asians and African Americans

    11/28/2016 8:19:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Tabarrok
    Asians in America faced heavy discrimination and animus in the early twentieth century. Yet, after institutional restrictions were lifted in the late 1940s, Asian incomes quickly converged to white incomes. Why? In the politically incorrect paper of the year (ungated) Nathaniel Hilger argues that convergence was due to market forces subverting discrimination. ... Despite this intense discrimination, Asian (primarily Japanese and Chinese) incomes converged to white incomes as early as 1960 and certainly by 1980. One argument is that Asians invested so heavily in education that convergence has been overstated but Hilger shows that convergence occurred conditional on education. Similarly,...
  • Castro’s Legacy Summed Up in His Three-Word Question about Arms

    11/28/2016 7:55:12 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11/28/2016 | David Codrea
    "Authorized Journalists” are outdoing each other coming up with superlatives for dead Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Some are comparing him to George Washington, others are calling him a “folk hero,” and all are gushing over the superiority of socialized medicine and centralized communist indoctrination of the young. The problem is, like so much of the agenda-driven narrative the media feeds the public, Cuban health care ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Per a National Review summation, they have a three-tiered system, one for rich foreigners, one for party officials, and one for the workers and peasants: Then there is...
  • Obama does ‘the wave’ with the mass-murderer who tried to kill my father-in-law

    11/28/2016 7:41:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Obama and Raul Castro. Disgusting We first ran this piece about 8 months ago, when Obama took his “historic” trip to Cuba. Needless to say, my family’s pretty happy to hear that Fidel Castro, the mass-murdering tyrant who stole so much from them, is dead. Herman suggested I re-post the piece today. My wife is Cuban. If we’re getting technical, she’s Cuban-Italian, but the point is that her father was a Cuban gentleman who - until the Castro brothers took over - owned a hospital in Havana.
  • The Greatest Generation of the South

    11/28/2016 7:02:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    It was a life from another century when family, church, citizenship, hard work, and morals mattered. It was the 20th century generation of Americans that had made America great Ina Faye’s mother was a “pack-rat” who lived through the Great Depression. A child of seven brothers and sisters, they lived in dignified poverty, glad and thankful for hand-me-downs, clothes, apples, peas, okra, and whatever their neighbors could share in those difficult years. It was a hard-scrabble life but nobody complained much. Ina Faye’s dad came from a well-off family. Even though he could give her mom whatever she wanted, mom...
  • Greenfield: Castro's Socialism and Death

    11/28/2016 5:35:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Castro’s Socialism and Death Socialism is a disease that destroys everything around it. November 28, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. In the fall of 1962, Fidel Castro urged his Soviet allies to wipe out the United States. The Butcher of Havana told Khrushchev to “to eliminate this danger forever”. By that he meant destroying the United States of America in a nuclear assault. “However harsh and terrible the solution, there would be no other,” he reasoned. The Soviet leader replied warning of a...
  • Wisconsin CCW Permit Holders Made a Difference in The Trump Election

    11/27/2016 4:21:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was one of the last states to create a permit system for legal concealed carry of weapons.  Permits were first issued in November, 2011. Five years later, 319,069 Wisconsin residents had permits. To obtain a permit, the applicant had to be 21 years old or older, a legal Wisconsin resident, and not convicted of any felonies or misdemeanor acts of domestic violence. People who go to the trouble to obtain a permit are serious about their Second Amendment rights. In Wisconsin, probably half are Democrats and Independents. CCW permit holders are, as a group, some of the most...
  • Trump's statement on Castro is everything these revolting lefty reactions aren't

    11/26/2016 4:23:49 PM PST · by 198ml · 1 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/26/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Reacting to the death of Fidel Castro, President Obama released a statement best described as weak, worst described as a blathering, inappropriate, mess of politically correct cowardice totally devoid of any moral clarity regarding the evil of the Castro regime in Cuba and negligent of the Cuban people’s suffering under that regime.
  • Fidel Castro Communist Dictator Dead at 90 1926-2016

    11/26/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Bria Ball & Kyle Weissman
    It seems we have something more to be thankful for the day after Thanksgiving! On November 25th, 2016 after ruling over the poor people of Cuba for 57 years, Fidel Castro, AKA El Jaffe, El Commandant and the butcher died and entered eternity Godless and Christless as he lived and reigned. Born in the hamlet of Biran in 1926 to a hardworking Spanish farmer Angel Castro y Argiz, Castro was the illegitimate offspring by Angel and a cook, Lina Ruz Gonzales. Angel served as a soldier in the Spanish American war in Cuba and at wars end returned where he...
  • Democratic Party Doesn't Need White People [semi-satire]

    11/26/2016 10:46:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    In a bid to simplify the race for who will be the next chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, former Bernie Sanders for President spokeswoman Symone Sanders advised melanin deficient aspirants to "back off. We don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now." Contrasting "the whupping dished out to two pasty-faced white dudes by the chocolaty Barack to the embarrassing upset suffered by the ghostly Hillary makes it clear that the Party's future lies with people of color," Symone argued. She was especially anxious that "the 'crazy yodeling white dude' not be allowed to lead the Party into...
  • SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS: Fidel finally buys it

    11/26/2016 7:23:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The evil Fidel Castro, longtime dictator of Communist Cuba, dies at 90. Oppressor and torturer of millions, murderer of thousands, and billionaire thief Fidel Castro is finally dead. This death of this evil Communist and avowed enemy of the United States who took a wealthy, relatively free country and transformed into a poverty-stricken totalitarian hellhole was reported on Cuban television about an hour ago. Castro reportedly died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He was 90. Fidel handed his wee baby brother Raul the Cuban presidency in 2008.
  • Using Amnesty to Roll Back Second Amendment Infringements

    11/25/2016 7:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little known law, passed concurrently with the Gun Control Act of 1968, offers the Trump administration a powerful lever. That lever can be used to roll back infringements on the Second Amendment that exist in the National Firearms Act of 1934. The National Firearms Act (NFA) is an ill-conceived omnibus gun control legislation passed in 1934. It was poorly written by an ascendant Franklin Roosevelt administration. It was designed to outlaw the possession of handguns through draconian taxes and regulation. The tax stamp for a single item was equivalent to a years income for a day laborer. Thrown...
  • Greenfield: Being Thankful for the Left

    11/25/2016 2:57:59 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 Being Thankful for the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield When we celebrate Thanksgiving, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; we shouldn't forget to be thankful for the left. There is no light without darkness and without evil, the good often fails to find their own voice. It is in the presence of slavery that we remember the worth of freedom. Men and nations are forged in war; not only the war of shell and shot, but the war of ideas. War teaches us to fight for what...
  • Greenfield: Obama Plans to Rule America From Outside the White House

    11/25/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 74 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House…and he might get away with it. November 25, 2016 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Barack Obama has two faces. After Trump’s victory and Hillary’s defeat, the public Obama has been gracious and diplomatic. His lectures to Trump, directly and indirectly, are couched in praise. He echoed the feeling of millions on both sides when he said, "We are now all rooting for his success”. That’s a lie. Or rather a disguise. Obama and his aides had, in...
  • Chicago Tribune: Obama has been Pro Second Amendment!

    11/24/2016 4:59:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Steve Chapman is a writer for the Chicago Tribune. He has often written about gun legislation. He stands out at the Tribune as a voice that recognizes reality more often then most.  His writing and viewpoints have been a reasonable voice crying in the wilderness of Chicago. Unfortunately, he lives in the fantasy bubble of current Progressivism. It is evident in his recent column excoriating the NRA.  He buys into the leftist propaganda without introspection or examination of facts. It is an opinion column, but opinions should have a basis in reality. From chicagotribune.com: As a gun owner, recreational...
  • How FDR Politicized Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 4:38:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Call me old-fashioned, but one thing I am always thankful for every Thanksgiving is the blessing of not having Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the White House. After all, of all the heroes of the American progressive movement, few have quite the record of sins as FDR. The man routinely celebrated in the halls of academia was guilty of Japanese internment camps, stealing Americans' gold, prolonging the Great Depression, and establishing a number of Federal agencies that continue to haunt the American economy today. But perhaps one of the most absurd examples of Roosevelt’s Presidential arrogance was his attempt in 1939 to...
  • We The People: American gun owners celebrated in new book

    11/24/2016 2:14:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Ben Philippi
    Over the course of five years and covering thousands of miles, I toured America to meet some of the millions of legal gun owners who, every day, proudly exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Excited by how limitless freedom can be when every man and woman is afforded their right to arm and protect themselves, I sought to produce a collection of photographs and words as unbiased and true to the diverse social fabric of American gun owners today. I strove to create a book that mirrors the exceptional beauty, pride and singularity of the greatest...
  • Giving Thanks (Taken from <i>The Miracle and Magnificence of America</i>)

    11/24/2016 7:39:55 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In the middle of March 1621, just as the Pilgrims were coming out of the devastatingly harsh winter, a guard alerted his comrades with the cry of “Indian coming!” Wearing only a loincloth as he walked into the Pilgrims’ camp, Samoset astonished the English onlookers with a hearty “Welcome!” Then speaking surprisingly clear English, he followed his friendly greeting with a request, “Have you got any beer?” The Pilgrims informed their friendly guest that they were out of beer, and offered him brandy instead. After a hearty snack of brandy, biscuit, butter, cheese, pudding, and roast duck, Samoset was ready...
  • John Lott addresses the Mexican Legislature on Gun Law

    11/24/2016 5:38:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from eluniversal.com.mx On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, John Lott testified before the Mexican legislature about the benefits of an armed population. He was invited by Senator Jorge Luis Preciado.  A reform of the Mexican gun control laws is getting a serious consideration.  On October 6, Senator Preciado published a policy recommendation to emulate the U.S. Second Amendment. This would not be simple legislation, but a change in the Mexican constitution. From John Lott: The last few days have been very exciting with me testifying before the Mexican Senate and House Constitution Committees as they consider changing the Mexican...
  • Greenfield: Did Identity Politics Doom Dems?

    11/24/2016 3:44:09 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Did Identity Politics Doom the Dems? The survival of the Democrats rests on immigration. November 24, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The specter of identity politics is haunting the left. It shows up at teary-eyed election parties in Berkeley, debates over craft beers in Williamsburg and the editorial pages of the big opinion shaper papers. No less an icon of the left than Bernie Sanders has been grumbling that his movement needs to reconnect with working people again. He even tentatively denounced identity...
  • A Tale of the Village Gun

    11/23/2016 2:29:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My father did not spend a lot of time talking about the hard times in the Depression.  His father had been an avid hunter and trapper, and had passed those skills down to him.  Sometime in the 1930's he had obtained the Village Gun, my name for the old Springfield 84-C .22 bolt gun.  It had been nearly new, with a Weaver straight tube 2 3/4 power 3/4 inch scope when he purchased it for $7.50. Times were hard in the Depression.  Money was hard to come by. Wages for a boy picking rocks in farmer's fields were 50...
  • "Japanese Offended" by Ivanka!? Kurt Eichenwald Is Lying!!!

    11/23/2016 1:03:56 PM PST · by GraceG · 19 replies
    A Japanese perspective on the Recent visit of Prime Minister Abe to Trump tower and the supposed controversy around Ivanaka being there that was drummed up by an American journalist named Kurt Eichenwald. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zslvjKPO2nA
  • "Peacetime" in the Communist States: A Brief Outline of Communist Atrocities against Civilians

    11/23/2016 11:50:50 AM PST · by Bogle · 3 replies
    http://www.communiststats.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | J McCachren
    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.
  • Greenfield: ADL Allies With Anti-Israeli Activists Against Trump

    11/23/2016 6:04:46 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 23, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    ADL Allies With Anti-Israel Activists Against Trump Mainstreaming anti-Semitism through anti-Trump alarmism. November 23, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The media’s story is that Trump’s win unleashed anti-Semitism on the right. Instead it’s unleashing anti-Semitism on the left. From the elevation of Keith Ellison to head the DNC, despite his ugly history with anti-Semitism, to the mainstreaming of Islamist anti-Semites from CAIR, ISNA and other hate groups with a history of supporting anti-Semitic terror, the atmosphere on the left has only grown uglier....
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw 8-4 in the highest-scoring Champions League game in history

    11/23/2016 1:47:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    bbc.com ^ | November 23, 2016 | BBC
    The 12 goals scored at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday surpassed Monaco's 8-3 win over Deportivo La Coruna in 2003. There were seven goals in 22 first-half minutes, while Marco Reus scored a hat-trick for Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund. Polish champions Legia became the first side to score four goals in a Champions League match and lose.
  • Greenfield: A Tiny Minority of a Million Muslims in America

    11/22/2016 6:19:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, November 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 21, 2016 A Tiny Minority of a Million Muslims in America Posted by Daniel Greenfield The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is boasting that its voter registration campaign “One Million Voters” across mosques and schools has doubled the number of registered Muslim voters to over a million. The media is cheering this development even though USCMO has a history that makes the KKK look downright sunny. USCMO was in the news last year for its statement denying the Muslim genocide of Armenians and arguing that any recognition of the massacre must also recognize “Muslim suffering.” USCMO's Secretary...
  • DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void

    11/22/2016 2:31:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    RNLA ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Richard J. Kisielowski
    Monday, November 21, 2016 DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void Hans von Spakovsky recently published a commentary calling into question the validity of all Vanita Gupta’s official actions. Ms. Gupta is the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and apparently has been working in violation of federal law for more than a year and a half. The result—it may render all the official actions Ms. Gupta has taken during her entire tenure, including lawsuits, demand letters, and hires, “void” and of no effect. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act,...
  • Greenfield: The New War on Conservative Media

    11/22/2016 11:55:14 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New War on Conservative Media Censoring conservative voices from social media. November 22, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Remember when Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory? The fake news media which predicted it in order to depress pro-Trump voter turnout certainly does. And so they’re out to fight “fake news.” By fake news, they don’t mean their own raging torrent of misinformation and lies. The media has gone to war against Facebook. While various supporters have blamed Hillary’s loss on everything from the FBI to internalized misogyny, the media has decided that Facebook is to blame. Why Facebook? Cable news is...