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  • Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts

    03/16/2018 7:08:46 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2018
    HILLIARD, Ohio – An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides Wednesday. The district says it's responsible for students' safety and they can't be unsupervised. Jacob's citation for not following instructions was shared online by a friend, prompting a flood of messages to his father. Scott Shoemaker says some people thought his son...
  • In Illinois Primary, Democrats Take Aim at One of Their Own

    03/16/2018 6:18:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Natalie Andrews
    Fissures in the Democratic Party will play out in Tuesday’s primary in this Chicago suburb where seven-term Rep. Dan Lipinski is facing a primary challenger backed by liberal activists and prominent lawmakers from his own party. Mr. Lipinski, who has the support of numerous labor unions and local mayors, is highlighting his constituent services, including projects he has pushed through Congress to improve commutes to Chicago. But his opposition to abortion rights and his vote against the Affordable Care Act has run afoul of liberals, and his opponent in the primary, Marie Newman, has won the backing of national groups...
  • The Psychology of Progressive Hostility

    03/13/2018 4:04:08 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 43 replies
    Quillette ^ | March 10th, 2018 | Matthew Blackwell
    Recently, I arrived at a moment of introspection about a curious aspect of my own behavior. When I disagree with a conservative friend or colleague on some political issue, I have no fear of speaking my mind. I talk, they listen, they respond, I talk some more, and at the end of it we get along just as we always have. But I’ve discovered that when a progressive friend says something with which I disagree or that I know to be incorrect, I’m hesitant to point it out. This hesitancy is a consequence of the different treatment one tends to...
  • Pelosi: ‘I Eat Nails for Breakfast, Don a Suit of Armor’ to Fight Inequality

    03/09/2018 11:26:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies
    Pelosi: ‘I Eat Nails for Breakfast, Don a Suit of Armor’ to Fight Inequality BY: Paul Crookston March 9, 2018 1:40 pm On Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a message for progressives unsure about her commitment to economic equality. Pelosi was speaking at the Progressive Caucus Strategy Center Summit when she said her top motivation is bringing children out of poverty. She then compared herself to armored warriors who "eat nails for breakfast." "My motivation is: one in five children in America lives in poverty. I can’t handle it. I just can't handle it," she said. "So every...
  • WATCH Roy Moore Accuser Learn That She Can’t Run For Office

    03/08/2018 4:48:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Deborah Gibson, who claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager just announced her intention to run for Florida House of Representatives. There’s only one problem; she is not legally allowed to run for Congress. Before choosing to run, she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and in doing so disqualified herself from running for office because of Florida state law. She had to be informed by the local news of this fact. Watch the video of her being informed that she can’t run for Congress after announcing her candidacy
  • Progressives Must Stop Using Terror To Try And Intimidate Conservatives

    02/15/2018 6:01:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 15, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It should be no surprise that less than a year after a Bernie Sanders fan took a rifle and attempted to erase the Congressional GOP for the crime of having different political views that some cretin decided to send Donald Trump Jr. a packet of mystery white powder. After all, Don Jr. is not a progressive, so don’t his and his family deserve to be terrorized, if not murdered? Or did I misunderstand the progressives’ stand by their near total silence? Well, not total silence. The Twitter left sure had a ball with it, yukking it up. Dousing someone...
  • San Francisco is experiencing a ‘mass exodus.’ The city’s liberal policies are to blame.

    02/12/2018 7:21:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2018 | Chris Enloe
    San Francisco is experiencing a “mass exodus” as tens of thousands of residents leave the Bay Area while an influx of immigrants flood the sanctuary city, according to KPIX-TV. What’s going on? For the first time in decades, more people are leaving San Francisco than there are new people moving to the city. The mass exodus has propelled the Bay Area to the nation’s leading city for “out-migration.” One of the reasons for the exodus is the cost of living in San Francisco. According to the Mercury News, the median price for homes in Silicon Valley fall anywhere between $800,000...
  • Charlie Daniels: America Is in the Middle of a Full-Blown Constitutional Crisis

    02/08/2018 10:19:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2018 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels It’s been over a year since the election that totally amazed America. To those who voted for Donald Trump it was a refreshing miracle, as the “rust belt,” the much-maligned coal miners, those who were tired of watching ISIS grow stronger, those who hated the fact that America had a president who refused to even identify our sworn blood enemy by its proper name, had finally had their voices heard. The fruits of their votes are reaching fruition as the economy sizzles, their burdensome taxes have been modified, their 401Ks are prospering, new jobs and old companies...
  • Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites

    01/28/2018 8:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | January 28, 2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    America was founded to be free and democratic -- unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one's birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work...
  • The quietest endorsers of misogyny and white supremacy are the most dangerous [BARF]

    01/22/2018 11:47:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2018 | by David Dante Troutt
    For years, Harvey Weinstein’s and Donald Trump’s private audiences could be divided into two types of (often) men: his vocal supporters and his silent endorsers. The outspoken supporters — whether casual misogynists or white supremacists — are henchmen who helped take down women’s careers or allies in Congress who are themselves proponents of a white nationalist agenda. Most critics of both Weinstein and Trump consider this “base” group the real problem. For they are the fringe who have somehow become the norm. But the people who really sustain misogyny and white supremacy are the quiet endorsers. Because they have the...
  • Left says Dems caved on shutdown

    01/22/2018 10:31:13 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 22, 2018 | By Rafael Bernal
    Progressives are hammering Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) for his agreement with Senate Republican leadership to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. “I don’t see that there’s any reason –– I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members –– to support what was put forth,” Pelosi said at a press briefing shortly before Schumer signaled Senate Democrats would agree to it. ADVERTISEMENT Activists took a harsher tone. “It’s official: Chuck Schumer is the worst negotiator in Washington –...
  • New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online

    01/19/2018 11:03:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Scientific American ^ | January 19, 2018 | By Adam Aton
    Columbia University and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund today launched an online tracker of the Trump administration's crackdown on climate science. The project, called the Silencing Science Tracker, has so far assembled 96 entries of federal restrictions or prohibitions on climate science since November 2016. The database is built from media reports, and it's searchable by agency, date and type of action. More than half the entries are listed as censorship, either from government restriction or researchers who are self-censoring. Other instances include targeted personnel changes, budget cuts and other federal actions aimed at minimizing or hindering climate research....
  • Ear-piercing Screams to Mark ‘The Rise of the Woman’ in Weekend’ Women’s March

    01/16/2018 9:57:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    And until the progressive-left can figure out the way to blame Donald Trump for Saturday’s nuclear button push in Hawaii, the screams of women world-wide will remain the loudest Trump smear of the moment. Harvey Weinstein-like producers of BIG FICTION are releasing a Blockbuster Movie on the 1st Anniversary of the Women’s March. This time Linda Sarsour, Ashley Judd et all will take a back seat to millions of screeching-for-social-justice bit players schooled by the progressive left over the past year. Their amplified message is that the angry white men who run the system have gone from suppressing women to...
  • The problem isn't just that Trump's a racist. It's that he keeps acting on his racism.

    01/12/2018 1:42:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 12, 2018 | by Karine Jean-Pierre
    The president has always been a racist. The issue is that he now has the power to make policy based on prejudice. I am the daughter of two immigrants who moved our family to the United States for a better life and richer opportunities. I am an immigrant. I am a former White House aide. I am Haitian-American. And on Thursday, President Trump called my homeland a "s-hole." And they’re not just comments: they’re the basis for Trump’s mass deportation policy. That racism underlies this administration's thinking on immigration is thoroughly unsurprising. Donald Trump’s legacy is not simply speckled with...
  • Trump Honors MLK, is Called 'Racist Traitor' by Despicable Left

    01/11/2018 10:19:33 AM PST · by TBP · 65 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 9, 2018 | Alex Parker
    resident Trump sent out a tweet today about signing the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park Act: "It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the 'Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,' which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park." Who could have anything bad to say about this? Enter the repulsive Left: The world thanks you, Ruth Ann, for being all-knowing: And a great thanks to the sinister, leftist media -- and the lemmings who follow it -- for...
  • I am a Radical Republican

    01/11/2018 1:33:42 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 11th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Words Matter. Leftists are nothing if not serial abusers of words. In recent decades the Left hijacked the meaning of so many that it is often difficult to use them in rational arguments supportive of our founding principles. Words that were once neutrally descriptive or connoted a societal good are today either confusing or have negative associations: • Red --> Conservative. This one grinds me most of all. Red Army, Red Brigades, Little Red Book, and Red October, the movie Reds, etc., all attach themselves to murderous red communism. • Blue --> Leftist. Barf. • Liberal --> Progressive. FDR...
  • Blues for Orange Bowl Champs

    01/09/2018 7:44:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A college football team staying in a Trump hotel for the Orange Bowl should be easy material for a progressive wit, if you could find a witty progressive. "After learning the University of Wisconsin football team will be staying at Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami, Florida in the days leading up to the Orange bowl, the Student Coalition for Progress issued a press release calling for an explanation from university officials," Sarah Godfrey wrote in The Badger Herald. "The group is 'disappointed' the team, band and alumni are staying in a hotel with the same name as the current...
  • Populists in power

    01/08/2018 4:36:49 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    new criterion ^ | Jan 2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    On the election of Donald Trump and the first year of his presidency. “That’s how you got Trump!” This phrase seemed at first to be a playful quip, uttered here and there as the Left’s shock and horror over the election of President Donald J. Trump manifested itself in memorably bizarre ways such as grieving centers on university campuses where tender twenty-somethings and the tenured radicals who instruct them were invited to stroke “therapy dogs,” scribble in coloring books, stack Legos, and do their brave best to cope. At Cornell, they even staged a “cry-in,” with the Ivy League university’s...
  • Fight on, Trump - "You magnificent bastard"

    01/02/2018 7:59:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Liberal Forum ^ | 12/14/2017 | Evan Sayet
    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office." Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain? We tried propriety has...
  • Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand for Debtors’ Prisons

    12/29/2017 3:50:24 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    COMMON DREAMS | 29 DECEMBER 2017 | Nusrat Choudhury