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  • New audiobook release: The Challenge of Waste, by Stuart Chase

    02/18/2017 6:59:21 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    It's that time again, another audiobook has been finalized and ready for download. The Challenge of WasteWhat's interesting about this 1922 book, is that Stuart Chase, who would a decade later coin the term "New Deal" and be an adviser to FDR, based much of his opinions for this book on a study about waste which was commissioned by Herbert Hoover. That's because Hoover himself didn't stop being a progressive until seeing his own failures as president and Franklin Roosevelt doubling down on what clearly did not work. Hoover, like any other early 20th century progressive, was utterly obsessed with...
  • Student who recorded prof saying Trump election is ‘act of terrorism’ gets suspended

    02/15/2017 1:23:44 PM PST · by TBP · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 15, 2017 | Dave Urbanski
    The college student who took video of a human sexuality instructor telling a class that Republican President Donald Trump’s election was an “act of terrorism” got suspended from the California school for one semester. Caleb O’Neil also must meet with the dean of students of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa before he’s readmitted and then remain on disciplinary probation for a semester, Campus Reform reported. In addition, he must write an apology letter to the instructor — Olga Perez Stable-Cox — and a three-page, double-spaced essay on why he recorded the video despite “knowing that it was a violation...
  • No Republicans Need Apply

    02/12/2017 2:12:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | Kevin Williamson
    One of the less understood criticisms of progressivism is that it is totalitarian, not in the sense that kale-eating Brooklynites want to build prison camps for political nonconformists (except for the ones who want to lock up global-warming skeptics) but in the sense that it assumes that there is no life outside of politics, that there is no separate sphere of private life, and that church, family, art, and much else properly resides within that sphere. Earlier this week, I expressed what seemed to me an unobjectionable opinion: that politics has a place, that politics should be kept in its...
  • Left-wing fact checker announces plan to give up on facts

    02/11/2017 7:15:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fact checking sites that don’t check facts, but spin them “O brave new world, / That has such people in ‘t!” One progressive ex-fact checker has boldly announced that it’s time to forget about the facts. No one cares about them anyway. “It’s Time to Give Up on Facts,” is the title of her screed.
  • Dark Side of Progressivism Exposed: From Eugenics to ‘Race Science’(nazis?)

    02/10/2017 1:06:46 PM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Samuel Gregg
    A new book details the progressive movement’s reliance on eugenics and race science as well as its effort to exclude the disabled, blacks, immigrants, the poor, and women from full participation in American society. The words “progress” and “progressive” evoke images of enlightened reformers selflessly promoting justice and overcoming ignorance and bigotry. I guarantee, however, that anyone who reads Thomas C. Leonard’s new book, “Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, & American Economics in the Progressive Era,” will be troubled—and, in many cases, shocked—by some of the motivations of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century progressives who sought to dismantle the American...
  • State AG Schneiderman Has Trump in His Legal Crosshairs

    02/09/2017 5:58:36 AM PST · by csvset · 32 replies
    NY1 ^ | 8 feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    State AG Schneiderman Has Trump in His Legal Crosshairs By Courtney Gross Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 07:38 PM EST With the new president in his legal crosshairs, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also busy raising his national profile. NY1's Courtney Gross looks at how Schneiderman is rapidly becoming Donald Trump's biggest New York nemesis. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has added a new responsibility to his job description: taking on the president. "It is up to us at the state level to show leadership," Schneiderman said. Since Donald Trump took the oath of office, the state attorney general...
  • The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

    02/08/2017 5:32:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9FEB17 | Tyler Durden
    They hate you. Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do. You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn. Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social...
  • New Kentucky Project hosts first 'ideas conference' to push back against "hard-right" agendas

    02/06/2017 5:42:42 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 02/04/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — The New Kentucky Project held the first of what could be many “ideas conferences” on Saturday as co-founders Adam Edelen and Matt Jones laid out their vision for the group that wants to develop the next generation of Kentucky leaders. Edelen, a former Democratic state auditor who lost his re-election bid in 2015, and Jones, an unabashed Democrat who has hosted politicians from both parties on his Kentucky Sports Radio show and “Hey Kentucky!” television program, said more than 600 registered for the event, far surpassing their initial expectation of around 150. They say the 501(c )(4) will...
  • Acorn International Wade Rathke blog

    02/06/2017 2:13:36 PM PST · by Zathras · 6 replies
    http://chieforganizer.org/ ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Wade Rathke
    http://chieforganizer.org/ "Is a Progressive Tea Party a Good Idea?" "Report from Behind the Bunker, that What We’re Doing is Working" Worth looking at from one of VJ's inner circle.
  • IS THIS A CIVIL WAR?

    02/06/2017 8:43:39 AM PST · by shortstop · 81 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/04/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    Where does this end? The progressives’ rejection of the presidential election, the obstruction and social disruption – what is its purpose? Is this the Democrats in 1861, or the Bolsheviks in 1917? Four months after the Democrats warned that refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election would tear the country apart, they are refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election. In coordinated nationwide demonstrations, in random outbreaks of campus violence, in shrill denunciations and boycotts, a secession has taken place. A non-geographic civil war has seemingly been declared. In rejecting the outcome of an election in...
  • The Biblical Infidelity Of Progressive Christians

    02/06/2017 8:43:27 AM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Prophecy News Watch Headlines ^ | 2/6/2017 | Peter Heck
    One of the most fascinating speeches in the Bible happens in Acts 5 with Jewish Pharisee Gamaliel addressing the Sanhedrin. He warns them that if the message being preached by the Apostles of Jesus was of man, it would fail. But if it was from God, it couldn't be stopped. It was of God, and it wasn't stopped. I find that passage particularly relevant today within American Christendom. . . . . There is a reason that liberal Christian movements like those championed by Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, Shane Claiborne and others are so ineffective and unpersuasive in American...
  • Why do millions of white working class and middle class people believe that Donald Trump <tr>

    02/05/2017 5:46:11 AM PST · by chajin · 31 replies
    Quora.com ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Curtis Lindsay
    On the surface of it, it really is mystifying. I was a kid in the 1980s and 1990s, and I remember well how most middle-American adults in my life thought and spoke of Donald Trump at that time. He was a Manhattanite billionaire playboy who couldn’t stay off the talk shows and tabloids. His name and image were synonymous with obscene wealth and a decadent lifestyle. He treated women badly, it was known. Small business people, farmers, and factory workers rolled their eyes at Donald Trump. His values could not have had less to do with theirs. Many probably hated...
  • Anarchists and Democrats

    02/04/2017 5:11:21 PM PST · by samovar123 · 11 replies
    Once again at Berkeley, it was shown to the American people who the real Nazis are. In a fit of childish outrage, a group of about 150 people with the faces covered created chaos on the campus. Starting fires, beating Trump supporters, destroying ATM’s, and even pepper spraying one lady who they felt might be a Trump supporter just for wearing a red hat is just showing how intolerant the “tolerant opposition” really is. It is nothing more that normalizing violence in the agenda to meet the ends the progressive/socialist want. My family came to the United States in 1934...
  • Neil Gorsuch and the Living-document Lie

    02/03/2017 8:41:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Selwyn Duke
    We can have a living constitution or a living constitutional republic--but we cannot have both While leftists are outraged at the idea of banning immigrants who may spit on our Constitution, banning judges who would actually uphold it is a different matter. This brings us to the opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, who The New York Times actually calls a “Nominee for a Stolen Seat.” In reality, the Times advocates a perversion of judicial philosophy that long ago had stolen Americans’ birthright.
  • VIOLENT LEFTISTS Knock Trump Supporter UNCONSCIOUS at Portland Airport – THEN TAUNT HIM!

    01/30/2017 1:14:36 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 29th, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump Protesters attacked Pro-Trump protesters at the Portland International Airport tonight. It the video you can tell it was ten on four… Ten thugs against four Trump supporters. You can see them CHASE DOWN and BEAT the Trump Supporters. The leftist mob start screaming at the man has he lay unconscious on the ground! They were screaming, “That’s right Nazi boy!” as the man lay on the ground!
  • The Democrats Retreat from Reality

    01/28/2017 10:40:05 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 28 Jan 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    . “Real people” are what the Democratic party is sorely missing. By real I do not mean the members of a specific ethnic or religious or cultural or regional group but simply those men and women who are uninterested in the latest trend embraced by the Left. For the Democratic party to win again, it would need to recapture voters in the Midwest and Appalachia who supported Barack Obama twice but felt so disillusioned and dejected by the end of his second term, so utterly unenthused by the bland and corrupt technological illiterate the party nominated to replace him, that...
  • The Grand Delusion of the Progressive Left

    01/24/2017 5:26:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Allen West
    I love two genres of music, classical and classic rock. One of my favorite classic rock bands is the group Styx and one of my favorite songs of theirs is “Grand Illusion”. However, in the case of what we have seen post the 2016 presidential election through the inauguration of President Donald Trump, it appears the progressive socialist left is operating under a grand delusion. In 2009, the progressive left embarked upon an ideological agenda evidencing a serious delusion and disconnection with America. Instead of focusing on two simple issues, economic growth and national security, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy...
  • Punching Nazis

    01/26/2017 5:58:22 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 25, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    So last Friday during the inauguration of President Trump and all of the attendant civil disorder that went along with it, Richard Spencer got punched in the face by a hit-and-run SJWer. Some folks would say he was asking for it, while others are a bit disturbed by the whole affair. Many, of course, don’t have a problem with punching a “Nazi” in the face. After all, who would? We all know that Nazis are bad guys, and it helps that we beat them like a drum in World War II. Hence, Nazis make an excellent Schelling point against which...
  • Trump Gores a Sacred Cow, and Liberals Lament

    01/18/2017 5:22:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2017 | Daniel L. Mallock
    The great Broom of Time recently swept away another failed ideology and political movement. On the 20th of January, the dustbin of history will slam shut on the Utopian American Progressive Left. Followers, leaders, and philosophers of this dangerous and failed global movement will not go quietly, however; ideas die hard, and ideologies, movements, and political theories do not simply disappear overnight. Inauguration Day 2017 will mark perhaps the greatest political and cultural shift in American history as the Utopians of the Progressive Left kick and scream, wail and whine as they shuffle off into forced retirement and irrelevance. Perhaps...
  • Prediction: Goodbye Democracy, Hello Technocracy

    01/10/2017 12:39:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Patrick Wood
    A tectonic-level battle could soon take place over the fundamental structure of America, and hardly anyone sees it coming. Nevertheless, I am making a bold prediction for 2017. With the Democrat party seemingly in total upheaval after the 2016 Presidential election, it boggles the mind at how fast political fortunes can change these days. Democrats, liberals, leftist and progressives have arguably realized that the current system of things political has become impenetrable to them, and that they will not move forward by gaming the existing political machinery any longer.
  • Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ parodies campus SJWs, but with company’s history fans can’t tell

    01/07/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by Hube · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dave Huber
    The latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Captain America: Sam Wilson features writer Nick Spencer taking jabs at campus social justice warriors (SJWs). Which seems quite, well, odd given Spencer’s far-left politics and hatred for all things conservative/Republican. As confirmation, readers and fans on Twitter and elsewhere couldn’t figure out whether to take the writer’s latest creation, the “Bombshells,” seriously or not. The Bombshells show up at a college to thwart an appearance by what Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong calls an amalgam of right-wing provocateurs Lauren Southern and Milo Yiannopoulos (although the woman’s name is Ariella Conner which indicates to...
  • Liberals Awake from 8-Year Moral Coma

    01/07/2017 5:40:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    For eight years, the voices of what passes for morality on the left were utterly silent as the values of generations of Americans were flushed down the drain. Those Americans whose desires, experiences and values differed from the leftist elite were treated as worthless garbage, no longer necessary to the imminent liberal utopia, except as a source of revenue. Christianity was treated like a virus to be extinguished, or revised and controlled to accommodate leftist ideology. Speech that offended the shameless was branded as hateful, and those daring to openly object to the onslaught of vice and immorality were falsely...
  • Spicer: Trump has his Own Intel; Obama Adminstration Reports Not 'Gospel'

    01/02/2017 2:09:28 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 2, 2017
    Donald Trump and his team sharpened the divide with the Obama administration on whether Russia executed the cyber-attacks on the White House race and suggested this team might have the better intelligence. “Rushing to judgement on stuff like this is not in anybody’s best interest,” incoming WH Communication Director Sean Spicer said....”Spicer argued that President-elect Trump is not disputing statements from U.S. intelligence officers, just waiting for a final report due later this week that could offer more conclusive evidence... Several U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia was behind the hacking ... President Obama last week punished Russia for the...
  • Liberal Struggle Against Reality (Walter Williams)

    01/02/2017 1:42:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 4, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout the world, boys and girls have different toy preferences. Typically, boys like to play with cars and trucks, whereas girls prefer dolls. Liberals explain this with the assertion that boys and girls are socialized and encouraged to play with different types of toys by their parents, peers and "society." Growing scientific evidence suggests that toy preferences have a biological origin. Even studies of male and female primates find that they exhibit similar...
  • What if the Bureau of Land Management were its own country?

    12/29/2016 10:00:33 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Have you ever heard "what if Texas were its own country" or "what if California", etc.... Here we go. If Alaska were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 33rd among all of the world's nations. If Texas were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 40th among all of the world's nations. If California were it's own country, because of its size and land mass it would rank 59th among all of the world's nations. But what of the BLM - the Bureau of Land Management, an...
  • Some New Year’s Resolutions for Our Progressive Pals

    12/29/2016 5:27:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The year 2016 was a great one for our progressive friends – except for that whole utter repudiation unpleasantness of last November. Now, as a concerned conservative friend eager to help, let me offer you some New Year's resolutions that will keep you on the path to success. The bottom line: stay the course!Keep Reaffirming the Racism/Sexism/Homophobia and Other Moral Failings of Everyone Who Doesn't Obey the Rigid Yet Constantly Mutating Laws of Political Correctness: It's vital that you continue, at every turn, to label normal Americans "racists," “sexists” and all the other “-ists” and “-phobes” in your Big Book...
  • Who are the ‘clingers’ now?

    12/28/2016 11:11:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/16 | Klaus Rohrich
    Yet for some inexplicable reason the progressives are turning into ‘bitter clingers.’ Looks good on them It’s interesting to note that the majority of my friends find President-Elect Donald Trump offensive. Over the Christmas Season I was asked numerous times by friends and acquaintances what I thought about Donald Trump. I knew up front that these were set-up questions to force me to defend someone they thought morally, ethically and intellectually wanting. And I took a good run at them in efforts to explain the concept of ‘creative destruction,’ an idea initially conceived by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942, that postulates...
  • Progressivism as a mental illness

    12/28/2016 2:47:23 AM PST · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2016 | Charles Battig
    As we ponder the temper tantrums by current progressives and offer analyses of the driving force behind blatantly bad behavior, we might consider the studies by psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter, M.D. in his 2011 book, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. His website offers a synopsis of his clinical findings, which include: 1. The laws and moral codes--the rules--that properly govern human conduct arise from, and must be compatible with, the biological, psychological. and social nature of man. 2. The liberal agenda's Modern Parental State violates all of the rules that make ordered liberty possible. 3. The modern...
  • Dressed to Kill in New York

    12/26/2016 5:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2016 | Paul Gottfried
    My wife subscribes to a magazine, the very sight of which turns my stomach. She believes that it’s beneficial to have this reading matter around so we can know how the “non-deplorables” think. But as a retired college professor, I know whatever is to be known on this subject. The unpalatable piece of mail that arrives to my disgust each month is called New York, and it is cram full of PC clichés. The lead tirade is usually from Jonathan Chait, who lately has been railing against the plutocrat and Putin-look-alike who is about to enter the White House. Chait...
  • "YOU" Made "US" stand up and be counted

    12/20/2016 8:51:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/20/16 | Paul Genova
    I haven't said too much about this election since the results....but this is how I feel.... I'm noticing that a lot of "YOU" aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump. Some of you are apparently "triggered" because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results. How did this happen you ask? Well, here's how: You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech. You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms. You created "us" when...
  • The Exterminationist Longings of Early Progressives

    12/15/2016 10:20:54 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Regular readers of FEE know that one of our beats has been the early history of the administrative State as built by Progressives at the turn of the 20th century. It was a different kind of State than the one that came before, a modern state knew no limits to its power to intervene in the relationships between individuals. It set in motion a century of government growth and regulatory control over every aspect of life, and all these controls have lasted to this day. Why did they do it? The textbooks say that they loved the common man. They...
  • What is Progressive Derangement Syndrome?

    12/12/2016 6:19:53 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 12, 2016 | JAMES KALB
    I noted recently that educated and well-placed people today tend toward a stripped-down view of man and society that redefines family, religious, and communal ties as private preferences, thereby erasing their public importance. The effect is to promote exclusive reliance on the social authority of bureaucratic and commercial arrangements.The existence and sentimentalization of non-binding private connections, such as marriage as it is now understood, doesn’t affect that result. After all, how much reliance can be placed on connections that are thought to have no intrinsic function and can be dissolved at will?The tendency naturally concerns Catholics, because it leaves no...
  • Recognize the code for the Purple People Eaters of left-wing politics

    12/11/2016 9:21:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/16 | Judi McLeod
    Purple, the same color as sour grapes, is not the color of unity. Purple is a color dividing America Up until 2008, American voters sent presidents to the White House. Some presidents were better than others, but at least they arrived as presidents. In 2008, American voters elected a community organizer as president, kicking off a new era in which activists would continue to be elected as presidents.
  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 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...
  • The Rise of Political Correctness

    12/04/2016 8:14:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Independent Institute ^ | 28 Nov, 2016 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.” “Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.” The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself. Because all progressives, Communists included, claim to be about creating new human realities, they are perpetually at war against nature’s laws and limits. But since reality does not yield, progressives end up pretending that they themselves embody those new realities. Hence, any progressive movement’s nominal goal eventually ends up being subordinated to the...
  • DEATH! TO EVERYTHING EXCEPT EARTH ENSLAVED

    12/03/2016 5:08:22 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    “Death To the Idea of Progressivism, Its Bull Crap, and Its Scheme For An Enslaved, One World!” “Death to America! Death to Trump! Death to police! Death to soldiers! Death to Whites! Death to capitalism! Death to conservatism! Death to conservatives! Death to you! Death! Death! Death!” Death? WHO, wants all this called for, “death?”
  • Are all Liberals Stupid or Are all Stupid People Liberals?

    12/01/2016 4:07:38 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Dr. Don Boys
    If I offended you by calling you stupid, I’m really sorry, but I thought you already knew! Everyone has a constitutional right to be stupid but politicians have abused the privilege. Liberals/progressives have been taking control of America’s institutions for over a hundred years: churches, public schools, universities, entertainment, politics, etc. So how has that worked out? Are we better off now than we were 25 years ago? Churches are supposed to be the moral compass of this nation but the churches have lost their way. Most of the mainline denominational churches are led by educated fools who are afraid...
  • Why the Progressives Want a Recount They Know They Will Lose

    12/01/2016 3:50:34 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    If after all the devious machinations Trump still wins this will be used by the Sandernistas and the Clintonites to cry rigged system The recount in Wisconsin and the coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of those states.  Even though the party of Mayor Daley, Boss Tweed, and their big city machines are famous for winning recounts by finding bags of votes in candy store basements no recount has ever changed thousands of votes let alone tens of thousands.  I do not believe changing the outcome is the purpose. It is instead changing...
  • Progressives without Power

    11/27/2016 5:56:29 AM PST · by randita · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/16 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Progressives without Power Hard times for the Sanctimonious White Lady Party By Kevin D. Williamson — November 26, 2016 A very nice liberal broadcaster asked me earlier this week whether I am worried about the future of the Republican party. Funny question. There are 25 states in which the state legislatures and governorships are controlled by Republicans, and two states with executive/legislative divides in which there are Republican legislative majorities large enough to override a veto from the Democratic governor. Sixty-eight of the country’s 98 partisan state legislative chambers are Republican-run. There are only four states with Democratic governors and...
  • Progressives without Power

    11/26/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 26 Nov, 2016 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    A very nice liberal broadcaster asked me earlier this week whether I am worried about the future of the Republican party. Funny question. There are 25 states in which the state legislatures and governorships are controlled by Republicans, and two states with executive/legislative divides in which there are Republican legislative majorities large enough to override a veto from the Democratic governor. Sixty-eight of the country’s 98 partisan state legislative chambers are Republican-run. There are only four states with Democratic governors and legislatures; it is true that these include one of our most populous states (California), but the majority of Americans...
  • Progressives Are Not Giving Up, the War Rages On

    11/23/2016 8:47:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Until we change the entire education system back to patriotic American values, citizenship, culture, borders, family, freedom of faith, and accurate American history, we are not going to win the war against the globalists There is some hope for America as the dark cloud of global communism has temporarily dissipated. We won this battle but the war rages on with a vengeance. The Democrat coffers are full and young people are easily bought and duped. The New World Order, the communist insurgency, is almost complete. The Democrat left is now going after the Electoral College members to change their votes...
  • STOP HATING WHITE PEOPLE AND MAYBE THEY’LL VOTE FOR YOU

    11/19/2016 10:54:30 AM PST · by Petrosius · 36 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s either that or the Magical Intersectional Muslim Transwomen Coalition. After a competitive race between the FBI and sexism, the left decided to blame “white people” for Hillary’s defeat. Racist white people refused to vote for a white woman who was married to the country’s first black president. Samantha Bee, who enjoyed 15 seconds of fame replacing John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart as the whiny obnoxious lefty id, declared that white people ruined America. “Spare me the euphemisms. White people made Trump president,” a Washington Post headline blared. "White people did this. And maybe (hopefully) not my friends...
  • Progressives need not lose heart – we are still a Democratic nation (BARF)

    11/13/2016 6:27:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 13, 2016 | Michael Cohen
    Five days after the most tragic, appalling and cataclysmic event in modern American political history, it’s hard to know what to do next. For Clinton supporters, for liberals, for people of colour, it has been like waking up to a nightmare that not only never ends, but gets worse each day, as the consequences of a Trump presidency come into focus.
  • Democrat Disaster: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich Threatens Creation of Third Party

    11/13/2016 6:43:25 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-12-2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Bill Clinton former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talked about creating a third party if the Democratic Party does not move in a more progressive direction. “The Democratic Party can no longer be the same; it has been repudiated,” Reich said on a conference call with members from the progressive grassroots group Democracy for America. “This has been a huge refutation of establishment politics, and the political organization has got to be changed. … If the Democratic Party can’t do it, we’ll do it through a third party.” The Democratic Party is in an all-out civil war between the more...
  • An important message from Progressive Change Campaign Committee

    11/09/2016 9:38:30 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee - Email | 11/9/16
    This is a stunning, scary, sad time for America. In January, we will live in a world where Donald Trump is President, and right-wing majorities control both the Senate and the House. It hurts to think about it. In the coming days, many people will be scrambling to respond (and deciding whether or not to move to Canada.) There are a lot of unknowns. But here are some truths we know now. First, the Democratic Party must go through a reckoning. Donald Trump won the Rust Belt by stoking the economic and social anxiety that so many people feel in...
  • Trump Tower Now Looks Like a Middle Finger to Chicago

    11/09/2016 4:27:35 PM PST · by PBRCat · 35 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ryan Smith
    In the run-up to Election Day, Donald Trump's eponymous tower on Wabash Avenue had been widely viewed as a 98-story joke. Thousands of people had RSVP'd on Facebook for a "Point and Laugh at Trump Tower" event scheduled following the election, the presumption being that he would lose to Hillary Clinton. On the sidewalk along Wacker Drive directly across the river from the skyscraper, someone had set up a makeshift photo studio—a framing device that passersby could use to complete what had become the selfie du jour: a middle finger directed at Trump's obnoxiously monogrammed building. Just last week the...
  • Hillary Loses the Left (Summary of her losses)

    11/06/2016 8:37:02 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/2016 | Julia Hahn
    While Donald Trump has been consolidating his base of support, the opposite appears to be happening for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who seems to be hemorrhaging supporters from her progressive base.
  • Obama Has Given America A Government Of Unchecked Power While Taking Away Liberty

    10/29/2016 2:14:25 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 28, 2016 | George Leef
    Barack Obama said he wanted to transform America and in many ways he has succeeded. The problem is that his transformation has done enormous and perhaps irreparable damage to the nation by demolishing the people’s confidence that our laws will be impartially enforced. Instead of, as the Constitution requires of the president, taking care that the laws be faithfully executed, Obama and his minions have operated under a completely different concept – that the laws will be enforced (or not) with the objective of maintaining the incumbent party in power. If you doubt that, I recommend reading Liberty’s Nemesis, published...
  • Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel ‘occupation’

    09/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Seprmber 26, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and “an end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands.” Morsi also used his U.S. speech to push his revolutionary mix of Islamic and progressive demands .. that UN countries establish a “new global economic governance”; and that Western countries continue to transfer aid and technology to Egypt’s government and poverty-stricken population. Much of his emphasis was on the establishment of a Palestinian state. “My duty [is] to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters …...
  • Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St.

    10/09/2016 9:25:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday expressed anger and vindication over leaked comments made by Hillary Clinton to banks and big business that appeared to confirm their fears about her support for global trade and tendency to cozy up to Wall Street. Clinton, who needs Sanders' coalition of young and left-leaning voters to propel her to the presidency, pushes for open trade and open borders in one of the speeches, and takes a conciliatory approach to Wall Street, both positions she later backed away from in an effort to capture the popular...