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  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied going into conventions - CBS/NYT poll

    07/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 50 replies
    CBS News/New York Times ^ | 7/14/2016 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto
    The State of the Race Heading into the two parties' conventions, the race for President is a dead heat, a change from last month when Hillary Clinton led by six points. Forty percent of registered voters now say they will back Clinton (a dip of three points), while 40 percent will vote for Trump (a bump up of three points). A month ago, Clinton led Trump 43 to 37 percent. Most registered voters say they have made up their minds about who to support: 90 percent of Trump voters and 88 percent of Clinton voters say their choice is set....
  • A Presidential Pitfall: Speaking One’s Mind

    07/27/2009 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 22 replies · 583+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 2009 | PETER BAKER
    There is no owner’s manual for the Oval Office, no school to learn how to be a president. Perhaps most challenging for any new president is learning how powerful that megaphone really is. Every offhand word, every spontaneous remark, every comment informed more by emotion than calculation risks profound consequences.
  • Slavery Reparations: A Dead Issue, and Well-Deserved

    05/11/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 35 replies · 887+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 11 | Clayton Cramer
    When whites say that slavery reparations is a dead issue, that’s not news. When conservative blacks say it, it isn’t news. But when Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says it, you can put a fork in it. There are a few black Americans whose ancestors were never held as slaves in this country. (One of them has a rather important job now — something involving government housing and ’round the clock protection.) Does President Obama deserve a reparations check?...
  • Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

    04/24/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 1,986+ views
    True/Slant ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jamie Malanowski
    In yesterday’s Times, the estimable scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. had an odd op-ed article entitled “Ending the Slavery Blame Game. ” What made it odd was its construction. At the heart of the piece was Gates’ very interesting summary of recent scholarship about the complicity of African tribes in capturing African people and selling them to European and American slave traders. Sandwiching this summary, however, was Gates’ bid for op-ed relevance, which was his assertion that this fuller understanding of a broader criminal enterprise would give President Obama “a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the...
  • Ending the Slavery Blame-Game (Obama Favors Reparations in Theory)

    04/23/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 906+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | Henry Lousi Gates, Jr.
    THANKS to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. There are many thorny issues to resolve before we can arrive at a judicious (if symbolic) gesture to match such a sustained, heinous crime. Perhaps the most vexing is how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • NYT 'Ethicist' Urges Henry Louis Gates to Sue

    07/28/2009 6:31:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies · 1,365+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 26, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The ethically-challenged "ethicist" of the New York Times Magazine, Randy Cohen, who writes The Ethicist column has inserted himself into the Henry Louis Gates situation by urging the Harvard professor to sue in order to "pursue social justice." To see where Mr. Ethicist is coming from, let us start off with his laughable money quote in his current column on the subject of lawsuits: Gates should enjoy a cool one and then file suit, assuming he has legal grounds to do so. We Americans are often mocked for being overly litigious, but we are not nearly litigious enough. In the...
  • Over Beers, No Apologies, but Plans to Have Lunch

    07/30/2009 8:59:40 PM PDT · by steven33442 · 49 replies · 1,604+ views
    WASHINGTON — They came, they met, they drank. They did not apologize. The much-anticipated “beer summit” of President Obama, the Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts took place Thursday night, accompanied by minute-by-minute reporting from the White House press corps, countdown clocks from the cable news networks, and a last-minute addition by the White House in the form of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. After 10 days of near nonstop news coverage of a case that prompted a thousand news stories about race, the men sat down for...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • Gates Arrest Not About Race But Free Speech

    07/23/2009 4:46:52 PM PDT · by parsifal · 120 replies · 2,154+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 19, 1997 | Deborah Sontag and Dan Barry
    After dropping her young daughter with a baby sitter, Taquana Harris rushed to her hostess job at the fashionable Bowery Bar one night last February, her leopard-print evening gown sweeping elegantly through the dark, icy streets of the East Village. Then a strange woman crudely grabbed her by the arm and demanded to know what she had done with the drugs. Within seconds, Ms. Harris recalled, she found herself pinned to the steel grating of a bodega by two plainclothes officers engaged in a neighborhood drug sweep.
  • 3 Dallas Officers Killed at Protest Over Police Shootings

    07/07/2016 9:20:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07-07-2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Three Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded Thursday night during a demonstration protesting the police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, according to Chief David O. Brown of the Dallas police.
  • Hillary Clinton's Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

    07/03/2016 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy. A half-billion solar panels will be installed by 2020, she has promised, seven times the number today, and $60 billion will go to states and cities to develop more climate-friendly infrastructure, such as public transportation and energy-efficient buildings. She would put the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
  • The Left Vs. Free Speech

    07/06/2016 9:21:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's a paradox. The liberal media champion themselves as the most open-minded people on planet Earth who are devoted to the freedom of speech. How can intelligent people be so wrong? In reality, liberal elites have a nasty tendency to dismiss "conservative thought" as an oxymoron. They don't read conservative books or magazines, and they wouldn't lower themselves to watching conservatives on television. They have disdain for conservative talk radio. They're virtually illiterate on conservatives and conservatism. What happens in the event that the inclusive and tolerant elites identify some spark of conservative brain activity? They respond with journalistic censorship....
  • Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

    06/28/2016 5:48:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/28/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Let’s be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change... We need a president who will vigorously support international cooperation that brings the people of the world closer together, reduces hypernationalism and decreases the possibility of war. We also need a president who respects the democratic rights of the people, and who will fight for an economy that protects the interests of working people, not just Wall Street, the drug companies...
  • Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why

    07/04/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 8 March 2016 04.12 GMT | Thomas Frank
    Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe...
  • New York Times Reporter Uses Takeout Food Excuse to Explain Venezuela Economic Collapse

    07/04/2016 4:39:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Takeout food? Yeah! That's just the ticket! It's about as good excuse as consumerism to explain the economic woes of Venezuela. A few weeks ago reporter Nicholas Casey of the New York Times almost completely avoided any mention of socialism and placed the blame for Venezuela's economic woes on a vague "consumerism" during an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air as chronicled in Newsbusters by Clay Waters. Since that "consumerism" excuse seems to have been widely mocked, Casey went to bat with an even more laughable excuse, comparing Venezuela's economic woes to someone who has been ordering takeout food for years...
  • The Terrorists the Saudis Cultivate in Peaceful Countries (Kosovo, Albanians)

    07/05/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 2, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save | Nicholas Kristof
    PEJA, Kosovo — FIRST, a three-part quiz: Which Islamic country celebrates as a national hero a 15th-century Christian who battled Muslim invaders? Which Islamic country is so pro-American it has a statue of Bill Clinton and a women’s clothing store named “Hillary” on Bill Klinton Boulevard? Which Islamic country has had more citizens go abroad to fight for the Islamic State per capita than any other in Europe? The answer to each question is Kosovo, in southeastern Europe — and therein lies a cautionary tale. Whenever there is a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, we look to our enemies like...
  • ‘President Hillary Clinton?’ She Wants Progress on Immigration and to Drink With G.O.P.

    07/04/2016 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    NewYork Times ^ | Patrick Healy
    Should she win the presidency, Hillary Clinton would quickly try to find common ground with Republicans on an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending, risking the wrath of liberals who would like nothing more than to twist the knife in a wounded opposition party. In her first 100 days, she would also tap women to make up half of her cabinet in hopes of bringing a new tone and collaborative sensibility to Washington, while also looking past Wall Street to places like Silicon Valley for talent — perhaps wooing Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, and maybe asking Tim Cook from Apple to...
  • Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump

    07/03/2016 5:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald Trump. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said. Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with...
  • TRINITY CHURCH MEMBERS REVEAL OBAMA SHOCKER (2012)

    07/03/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 2 October 12 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the New York Times reported on a growing underground subculture in the black community known as Down Low, comprised largely of men who secretly engage in homosexual activity while living “straight” lives in public. It’s within that subtext that opposition researchers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign began investigating rumors that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was running a “matchmaking service” for members of his Trinity United Church of Christ known as the Down Low Club, which included Barack Obama. Over the past several months, WND investigators have interviewed a number of members of the church...
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone (NY Times LOL puff piece alert)

    07/02/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael D. Shear
    Mr. Obama calls himself a "night guy," and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Almost every night that he is in the White House, Mr. Obama has dinner at 6:30 with his wife and daughters and then withdraws to the Treaty Room, his private office down the hall from his bedroom on the second floor of the White House residence. There, his closest aides say, he spends four or five hours largely by himself. He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing...
  • Incredible statement by New York Times in front-page article on House Benghazi report

    07/02/2016 6:57:20 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael Nadler
    I heard this New York Times take on the Benghazi report mentioned on a noontime political discussion show on Fox News yesterday and found it so absurd that I had to check for myself. Here it is: The New York Times front-page article following the issuance of the report of the House Select Committee on Benghazi included the following paragraph. At a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Mr. Gowdy praised as heroes the Americans who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. They included Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, a State Department information officer, who...
  • More Than Good Intentions: Holding Fast to Faith in Free Will (Rare fruit from the NYTimes)

    12/30/2002 5:04:18 PM PST · by RainDog · 17 replies · 187+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 30, 2002 | John Horgan
    December 31, 2002 More Than Good Intentions: Holding Fast to Faith in Free Will By JOHN HORGAN When I woke this morning, I stared at the ceiling above my bed and wondered: to what extent will my rising really be an exercise of my free will? Let's say I got up right . . . now. Would my subjective decision be the cause? Or would computations unfolding in a subconscious neural netherworld actually set off the muscular twitches that slide me out of the bed, quietly, so as not to wake my wife, and propel me toward the door? One...
  • Science Fictions (Book Review)

    03/05/2002 12:01:36 PM PST · by Aurelius · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2002 | John Horgan
    The following is a review of: "A Scientific Mystery, a Massive Coverup, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo" by John Crewsdon, Little, Brown & Co. Twelve years ago, Robert Gallo was chief of the laboratory for tumor-cell biology at the National Cancer Institute and one of the world's most celebrated scientists. In 1984 Margaret Heckler, secretary of health and human services, had hailed Gallo as the discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS and the inventor of the first test for the virus. Gallo had received virtually every major prize for medical research except the Nobel. Samuel Broder, director ...
  • James Comey Just Became the Most Powerful Person in America

    07/01/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who’s even more powerful than the king? The person who gets to pick the king. And as of this morning that person is, quite possibly, FBI Director James Comey. Today’s Morning Joe reported breaking news from the New York Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch has decided that she will accept the recommendation of the FBI regarding its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. If Comey recommends against an indictment of Hillary, that would lift a huge cloud that has been dragging her candidacy down. It would put Hillary in a very strong position to become the next president. But should Comey...
  • Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack

    06/29/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ZULU · 41 replies
    New York TImes ^ | June 29 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Eight Senate Republicans joined with 44 Democrats on a Republican-proposed compromise that would deny people on two different federal watch lists the ability to buy weapons unless they could successfully appeal that decision. Several other Republican senators showed some willingness to accept new restrictions on gun purchases if they could be structured in an acceptable way. A bipartisan companion measure also was introduced in the House.
  • No Speaking Slots? Ted Cruz and John Kasich Brush Off Trump’s Threat

    06/27/2016 6:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich have a message for Donald J. Trump: They don’t care if they are not invited to speak at his convention. As Mr. Trump tries to plan a convention that will run as smoothly as possible, he said in an interview with The New York Times last week that he would not invite either Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich, both former rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland unless they endorsed him. That is fine, both said on Monday. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said the...
  • Britain Rattles Postwar Order and Its Place as Pillar of Stability (Via Drudge)

    06/26/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 25, 2016 | By JIM YARDLEY, ALISON SMALE, JANE PERLEZ and BEN HUBBARD
    But it is the flow of people into the European Union that has had the greatest geopolitical impact, and helped to precipitate the British vote. Stabilizing Syria and permanently curbing the refugee flow could be one of the critical factors in determining whether Europe can steady itself politically. Before the refugee crisis, the European Union was already an unwieldy and unfinished entity. Its contradictions and imperfections were exacerbated by the economic crisis. Yet it was the onset of more than a million refugees marching through Greece and the Balkans toward Germany that may ultimately prove to be the most destabilizing...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • WATCH: Brooklynites Say Orlando Was ‘100 Percent the Republicans’ Fault

    06/17/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS while he opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, proving his attack was borne out of radical Islam. Yet, if you ask some bystanders in Brooklyn, they’ll tell you the gunman’s rampage had nothing to do with religion. That’s what filmmaker Ami Horowitz found when he asked New Yorkers who was to blame for Sunday’s stark death toll. “I don’t think it had much to do with Islam, to be honest,” said one Brooklynite. “I don’t think it was a terrorist,” said another. Republicans and guns played a much larger role in...
  • Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried

    06/17/2016 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried Alan Rappeport Donald J. Trump is heading west this weekend for rallies in Las Vegas and Phoenix and a fund-raiser at Barry M. Goldwater’s old estate, known as Be-nun-i-kin, Navajo for “house on top of the hill.” But it is the prospect of Mr. Trump’s gathering with members of the Navajo Nation that is creating the most intrigue around the trip of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. His repeated use of the name “Pocahontas” to deride Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, has stirred a debate among Native Americans about how they...
  • Fighting ISIS With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

    06/16/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16th, 2016 | By PAM BELLUCK
    After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism. And with the Islamic State’s prolific use of social media, terrorism experts and government agencies continually search for clues in posts and Twitter messages that appear to promote the militants’ cause. A physicist may not seem like an obvious person to study such activity. But for months, Neil Johnson, a physicist at the University of Miami, led a team that created a mathematical model to sift order from the chaotic pro-terrorism online universe. In a study published Thursday in...
  • The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans

    06/15/2016 5:59:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2016 | Staff
    As families began planning funerals for the victims of Sunday’s rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., gay Americans mourned a loss that extended beyond the lives cut short. Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous, hard-fought sense of personal safety that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun to feel as the movement for equality has made significant gains in recent years. His bullets and the blood he left behind that early morning were a reminder that in many corners of the country, gay and transgender people are still regarded as sinners and second-class citizens who should be...
  • NYTimes Editorial: Congress Should Secretly Suspend Second Amendment Rights

    06/14/2016 12:10:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2016 | Casey Harper
    A New York Times editorial advocates for a new law allowing a secret court to take away citizens' right to own a gun at the discretion of the federal government.Citing the Orlando terror attack that left 50 dead including the shooter and 53 wounded at a gay nightclub, the piece advocates for a "no-buy" list similar to "no-fly" lists. Under the law, suspected terrorists would not be able to buy a gun. In an attempt to ensure the integrity of the lists and preserve due process, the author proposes people only be added to this no-buy list after a secret...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • NPR + NYT: A Recipe for Cluelessness

    06/12/2016 7:22:59 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 11, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    What happens when a National Public Radio host interviews a New York Times reporter on the subject of Venezuela’s economic collapse? You get a perfect storm of cluelessness. The host is Terry Gross, the guest is New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, and the program is Fresh Air. Gross asks Casey about the utter disaster that Venezuela has become. Casey understands the depth to which Venezuela has fallen–he lives in Caracas!–but he can’t bring himself to offer an honest diagnosis.
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • Ay Carumba! Death Record For #JudgeCuriel Papa’s Proves New York Times Lying About U.S. Citizenship

    06/09/2016 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 172 replies
    gotnews ^ | June 9, 2016 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    The death certificate for the father of the controversial Mexican judge confirms that Curiel’s parents were not U.S. citizens when he was born. Death records from Indiana records confirm that Salvador Curiel died a Mexican citizen in 1964… not as the New York Times’s Alan Rappeport reported in an anti-Donald Trump article. But Rappeport claimed that the elder Curiel had died a U.S. citizen. He didn’t. Here’s what Rappeport wrote: Judge Curiel, 62, was born in East Chicago, Ind., to parents who had emigrated from Mexico. Raul Curiel said their father, Salvador, arrived in Arizona as a laborer in the...
  • State Department Funds Televised Call for Boycotting Israel; The New York Times Is Amused

    06/06/2016 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 6/6/16 | Ira Stoll
    The State Department is using American taxpayer dollars to finance Palestinian Arabs celebrating violent attacks on Israelis and advocating a boycott of Israel and the division of its capital city. Where’s the outrage? Not in the New York Times, which treats the topic as subject for a light-toned feature article about what it describes as a Palestinian “reality television show.” The show features contestants who “run” for the job of Palestinian president. The Times article reports that “the three finalists all had similar platforms: Boycott Israel. Designate East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.” Later, the Times reports, almost in...
  • Sanders Fans, I Get Your Pain. But Let’s Unite Against Trump. [WARNING ! PROCEED WITH CAUTION !!]

    06/06/2016 5:51:58 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 6, 2016 | JAY CARSON
    I understand you may not love (or even like) Mrs. Clinton right now. Perhaps you can’t imagine knocking on doors for her in the cold or donating your hard-earned money to finance her campaign. I’m doing both of those things, but I realize that you may not want to. I felt the same way about Mr. Obama in 2008. In the end I didn’t work hard to get him elected (I really regret that now, by the way), but neither did I do or say anything that would harm his chances. I came to accept that he was, in fact,...
  • One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence

    05/30/2016 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28 2016 | Graham Bowley and Doreen Carvajal
    The drab free port zone near the Geneva city center, a compound of blocky gray and vanilla warehouses surrounded by train tracks, roads and a barbed-wire fence, looks like the kind of place where beauty goes to die. But within its walls, crated or sealed cheek by jowl in cramped storage vaults, are more than a million of some of the most exquisite artworks ever made. Treasures from the glory days of ancient Rome. Museum-quality paintings by old masters. An estimated 1,000 works by Picasso. As the price of art has skyrocketed, perhaps nothing illustrates the art-as-bullion approach to contemporary...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when [tr]

    06/02/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton 'triggered' his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life. Vince Foster's suicide has been the focus of much speculation since he shot...
  • Essay;Blizzard of Lies (Hillary flashback to 1996)

    06/02/2016 9:20:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    The NY Times ^ | January 8, 1996 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar. Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit. 1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...