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  • Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump for Charlottesville Response

    08/17/2017 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Melanie Arter
    Seizing on the outrage at President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced Thursday that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president, saying Trump "has failed the presidential test of moral leadership." Cohen had already expressed that he had no confidence in the president, when he introduced the Resolution of No Confidence last month. “I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues; however, after the President’s comments on...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal "outsourcer in chief" for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad -- to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • Man Stabbed By Antifa Mob Outside His Home For Not Condemning ‘Nazis’ Hard Enough

    08/16/2017 4:43:46 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/16/217 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A Vermont man says he was stabbed outside his home by a group of five masked men armed with box cutters on Tuesday, after being labeled a “Nazi sympathizer” for denouncing attempts to ruin the life of a Unite the Right rally attendee — even though he himself strongly disavows white supremacy.
  • Democrats move to formally censure Trump over Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 3:45:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 145 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 16 Aug 2017 | LESLEY CLARK
    WASHINGTON House Democrats are introducing a formal resolution to denounce President Donald Trump for saying that “both sides” are to blame for a violent encounter between white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the activists who showed up to protest them. While the censure is unlikely to see traction in the GOP-led House, it serves as a rebuke to Trump and mirrors some of the Republican criticism the president has faced for his remarks. “A president of the United States cannot support neo-Nazis. It’s just beyond the pale,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “I hope...
  • Protesters in Atlanta Vandalize ‘Peace Monument’ After Mistaking It for Confederate Symbol

    08/16/2017 2:30:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2017 | Penny Starr
    Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue. The protesters were marching in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday where one woman died after being deliberately hit by a car, and two law enforcement personnel were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed. “The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park Sunday, where some damaged the Peace Monument, erected in 1911,” a blog on theAtlanta Journal-Constitution website said. “The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to...
  • Every Republican must sign a censure of the president

    08/16/2017 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), member of the House Judiciary Committee and former chairman and ranking Democrat of the Constitution Subcommittee, along with Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced a resolution of censure against President Trump on Wednesday. It reads as follows: Censuring and condemning President Donald Trump. [snip] Republicans won’t agree with every word, but now is no time for quibbling. This is the test. They lifted this president to office and now they must disown him. The Party of Lincoln will continue, if at all, with those who are willing to condemn their own president...
  • Jackie Speier calls for Trump’s removal from office under 25th Amendment

    08/16/2017 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 16, 2017 | By CASEY TOLAN
    A Bay Area congresswoman is calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from the presidency under a never-before-used constitutional provision. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, said on Tuesday that Trump should be removed from office with the 25th Amendment, following his latest comments blaming “many sides” for violence after white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va. “POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger,” Speier tweeted Tuesday night. “Time to invoke the 25th Amendment.” Speier also quoted from Voltaire in a tweet: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make...
  • Time to Deactivate Academia?

    08/15/2017 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Higher Education Establishment insists that its mission is just that. Academic insiders know better. "Activism in this broad sense rules the day in contemporary higher education," Zena Hitz, a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, writes in the summer 2017 issue of Modern Age. "The core purpose of the University of Texas, according to its mission statement, is 'to transform lives for the benefit of society.'" "Education is for the sake of 'social transformation,' says Harvard College--or 'the improvement of the world today,' according to Yale University." Yet and still, conservatives ready to high five each other and...
  • Progressive Christians Tend to Put Politics Over Theology

    08/13/2017 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8-13-17 | George Yancey
    I recently blogged about research I’ve done on how progressive Christians view conservative Christians, atheists and Muslims (on the religious side), and liberals and conservatives (on the political side). I defined the difference between the two groups of Christians very simply: Do they accept the Bible as the Word of God? What I found was interesting (though not surprising). Progressive Christians tend to put politics over theology. That’s not to say there are no conservative Christians who do the same. Nor does it mean that all progressive Christians view politics so highly. What it does mean is that progressive Christians...
  • 3 government 'solutions' that have failed miserably

    08/12/2017 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2017 | Rita Dunaway
    In their passion to achieve a government-crafted utopia, the liberal/progressive movement often does more harm than good. This is because their tool of choice – the government – can only apply superficial solutions that come with harmful side effects. Efforts to correct “income inequality” and “fight poverty” through government entitlement programs are a prime example. As columnist George Will recently asked and answered, “[W]hat if large causes of poverty are not matters of material distribution but are behavioral – bad choices and the cultures that produce them? If so, policymakers must rethink their confidence in social salvation through economic abundance.”...
  • Latest microaggression: Seats in the classroom that are ‘too small for many people’

    08/11/2017 12:33:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 11, 2017 | by JENNIFER KABBANY
    Just when you thought all the possible microaggression scenarios humanly possible had been called out, more pop up. The latest offensives to avoid come courtesy of The New School, a private university in New York City. It has published an extensive list of “microinsults,” “microassaults” and “microinvalidations” to avoid, including ones specific to academia, like this one: “Seats in the classroom / auditorium / office are too small for many people.” Additional “academic setting” micros on The New School’s list include “food sold in the cafeteria does not include options for those with limited food budgets,” “being called ‘overly sensitive’...
  • Democrats worry about political fallout from county soda pop tax

    08/11/2017 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Rick Pearson and Hal Dardick
    Concern about the political effects of a deeply unpopular county pop tax — on top of recent state and city tax increases — on Thursday hung over the first day of Cook County Democrats' endorsement session for next year's primary election. Northwest Side Ald. Nicholas Sposato, 38th, said he expects some backlash against the pop tax "down the road in the election next year." People complaining to him about the tax "are blaming the Democrats," he said, adding that the income tax increase would compound the problem. Democrats last month overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a state income tax...
  • In California, ‘sanctuary state’ and other immigration bills face surprising opposition

    08/09/2017 8:52:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 9, 2017 | By KATY MURPHY
    Soon after President Donald Trump’s election, California lawmakers began rolling out legislation to fight the president’s promised crackdown on illegal immigration. They released bills to blacklist companies involved in Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall project, protect undocumented children in schools, and bar the use of local and state police resources for federal immigration enforcement. But after a rapid-fire start, the Legislature’s Trump resistance has slowed to a plodding pace. Both border-wall bills died — the “Resist the Wall Act” never had a committee hearing — and with just four weeks left in the Legislative session, much of the immigration-related legislation...
  • Viral: Liberal Lady Dumps Leftist Ideology – Here’s 10 Reasons She’s Finished With The Left

    07/31/2017 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | July 31, 2017 | Doug Giles
    This lady used to be a real hardcore Leftist, but she suddenly switched and voted Republican in 2012. What made her change? Read on to find out.Dr. Danusha V. Goska has abandoned the Leftist philosophy for good. She wrote a long article that explains each point in detail at American Thinker. It also includes a bio of Dr. Goska that shows her Leftist ‘street cred’.To sum up, here are her Top 10 Reasons for Dumping Leftist Ideology:10. Huffiness We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in...
  • FLASHBACK: Google Changed the Definition of Fascism

    07/30/2017 9:34:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 5/2/2017 | S. Noble
    Someone put this reminder up on reddit and it’s one we should keep in mind as the right-wing is silenced. Google changed the definition of Fascism from “centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition” to “right wing system of government and social organization” this year. It was another smear and more fake news. Democrats have shown once again that they are willing to rewrite the dictionary and history to not only camouflage what they are doing, but to shut down the right. Redefining “fascism” is a way of protecting...
  • CALIFORNIA DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

    07/29/2017 9:33:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CALIFORNIA DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES JULY 27, 2017 CRIMELIBERALPOLITICS126 COMMENTS2 MIN READ California Deputy Attorney General Raymond Liddy has been charged with possessing child pornography following an extensive, months-long investigation. According to Reuters, Liddy, the 53-year-old son of Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, was arrested at his home in Coronado, California on Tuesday. He stands accused of possessing images depicting minors under the age of 12 in sexual situations. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the investigation began when an electronic service provider tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children off in January about...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Men Without Chests

    07/24/2017 1:44:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 24th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Cue up Pajama Boy. The great crimes of the Left begin in the public school student’s earliest years, when they work to snuff out of Love of Country. On July 4th I watched a clip from Democracy Now, a progressive TV news show hosted by Pacifica’s Amy Goodman. While I didn’t expect to watch stirring renditions from our Founding Era, I was taken aback by a segment devoted to the Leftist historian and author Howard Zinn. In A People’s History of the United States (1980), which is required reading in many high schools and universities, students are pummeled with...
  • ICYMI: The Heart Of Anti-Trump Resistance Is Mostly A Bunch Of White Progressives

    07/23/2017 6:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is for all of those who are not in the MSNBC orbit. Of course, many of you probably already know this, but for a movement that stresses diversity and talks about bringing all people together to fight racist, misogynist, and xenophobic Donald Trump, it’s pretty much a band of white, wealthy, and overly educated progressives who are still stung that Hillary Clinton is not president, or at least that’s the D.C. area, which accounts for one-third of those who have taken part in the protests against President Trump. The Washington Post noted that disparities in education, income, and race...