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  • VDH: The Origins of Progressive Agony (This is really good)

    10/16/2018 8:21:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Pre-election, a smug Hillary Clinton pontificated that Trump had to grow up and accept the impending verdict of the voters that would shortly demolish his candidacy and humiliate his person. She would add insult to Trump’s injury by sweeping Georgia and Arizona and by a landslide that would reinvigorate the Obama dream. *snip* Hillary’s defeat caused unimaginable shock. It almost immediately prompted a collective psychological meltdown. The tragedy was not just that an inept Clinton had squandered the gifts of a $1 billion war chest, the deep-state collusion of the Obama administration, and a completely captive and obsequious media. But...
  • From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

    10/16/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Kevin Truong
    Drag queens reading children’s books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. For Lindsay Amer, bringing a live performance of their popular children’s web series to the Brooklyn Public Library made perfect sense. “I feel like libraries are kind of like the YouTube of the real world,” Amer, who uses gender-neutral they/them pronouns, told NBC News. “They’re publicly accessible, they have all of this information that’s kind of just stock piled there, and anyone can get into it and really dive deep.” Amer is the creator and host of...
  • Progressives furious about Senate judicial nominee deal

    10/11/2018 4:52:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hlll ^ | 10/11/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Progressive outside groups immediately panned a deal Thursday on President Trump's judicial nominations, which is paving the way for the Senate to leave town until after the November election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a deal on 15 nominations—marking one of the Senate's final items on its to-do list before a weeks-long recess. But progressives immediately argued the agreement was too soon after Democrats lost their uphill bid to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Chris Kang, the counsel for Demand Justice, blasted Democrats as "passive" and warned that progressives were "not going to tolerate this kind of...
  • Politics as the New Religion for Progressive Democrats

    10/11/2018 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 11, 2018 | by Emma Green
    The voters who are most amped for the 2018 elections look elite in nearly every way. They are Democrats, college-educated, and largely secular. They are likely to be women, but they’re not necessarily white or particularly young. These are the people who might post rants about Donald Trump on Facebook or harass their friends to donate to Planned Parenthood. They may sign petitions on Change.org or follow the Facebook page of the U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, even though they don’t live in Texas. Maybe they attended the Women’s March two years ago, or the March for Our Lives this...
  • The Smears to Come

    10/10/2018 2:38:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Albert Eisenberg
    An axiom: anything that can be done to win in politics, will be done.Winning doesn’t have to mean getting your side’s officials elected, your legislation passed & signed into law, or your appointees confirmed. It could mean denying your opponents their priorities.Or it could mean delegitimizing a Supreme Court appointee, forever, in the eyes of a significant chunk of the American public.With zero corroborating evidence and without control of either the Senate or the presidency, the Democrats have convinced their base that a rapist has ascended to the highest court in the land.The Kavanaugh appointment will carry with it a...
  • State of Play

    10/09/2018 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    
I do not see the point of trying to find common ground with progressives I don’t think it will serve any real purpose to rehash the despicable behavior of the media, the Left and the Democrats as they collectively tried to block a good man from assuming a position on the Supreme Court. What I do think is important is speaking frankly about the current state of play in this country and why being Iowa Nice is not working and will not work when it comes to dealing with those who wish to alter the results of a duly concluded...
  • Free Falling. Enjoy the Trip.

    10/09/2018 6:43:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-9-18 | MOTUS
    Feminism has devolved from a quest to level the playing field in work, education, and money access, to a Bitchy insistence that Womyn are the Queens of the Universe, and ALL MEN should Bow Down to Them. – The Declination Accordingly, they celebrate when the likes of privileged white males like John Mayer -  crooner of Coffee Shoppe genre ballads like Your Body Is A Wonderland and Love on the Weekend – do so. Indeed, at age 40 the womanizing singer has found the New Left Religion of Womyn. The perpetually adolescent jerk has been woke, he now wants...
  • Trump: You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob

    10/06/2018 6:38:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    Donald Trump @therealDonaldTrump You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!
  • How Liberals Could Declare War on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court

    10/05/2018 12:49:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-4-18 | Mark Joseph Stern
    By all indications, Brett Kavanaugh is about to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.... His confirmation ... will plunge the Supreme Court into a legitimacy crisis that could weaken its power over the long term. This crisis will become particularly acute if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency but find their reforms stymied by a reactionary judiciary. The broad consensus over the court’s authority to interpret the Constitution will crumble. (...) (...) But what happens when Democrats take back the legislative and executive branches? What if Democrats pass Medicare for All, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh...
  • We're next

    09/30/2018 10:45:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 27, 2018 | Laura Hollis
    We're next. Yes, I mean us — the American people. At least the Christians, Jews, Muslims, conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, LGBTQ folks, immigrants, rich, poor and middle class and everyone else among the 63 million people who voted for President Trump. (And we may as well toss in the never-Trumpers and those who have since #WalkedAway from the howling maw of anarchy that is the Democratic Party).We're next.They've gone after Trump. So far, they've failed. But they'll keep trying. It doesn't matter that the real corruption and collusion was in the Hillary Clinton campaign, not the Trump campaign;...
  • Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution (Repost)

    09/24/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    (The other day) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Israel to receive an award for her commitment to tikkun olam (“to heal the world” in Hebrew,) a spiritual concept that progressive Jews have long (distorted) so that their malleable religious views could better align with leftist orthodoxy. It’s the sort of convenient philosophy that allows traditions to be subsumed by the vagaries of contemporary politics. So it is with an increasing number of Democrats and the Constitution: a document they seem believe must bend to the will of their policy preferences rather than preserve legal continuity, limited government, individual liberty,...
  • Constitution Day: The New Left Progressives Boycott

    09/17/2018 6:30:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-17-18 | MOTUS
    While the rest of us celebrate September 17 as Constitution Day the New Left Progressives (NLP) have cancelled it due to lack of interest. The NLP views the Constitution, as Barack Hussein Obama explained back in 2001, as a “a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” What Barry was advocating at the time, and again 7 years later when he ran for president, was a “fundamental transformation” of the Constitution...
  • $1.2 million anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding campaign tests federal bribery laws

    09/12/2018 3:51:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Liberal groups are testing a new crowdsourcing tactic in their battle against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — and are testing the limits of campaign finance laws with their attempt to force one GOP senator to vote “No.” The initiative has secured pledges of $1.2 million, which the groups say they’ll direct to an opponent of Sen. Susan Collins, should she vote to confirm Mr. Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. If she votes for the nomination, the donors’ credit cards will be charged. Ms. Collins and her defenders say that sounds an awful lot like bribery, threatening her political future...
  • Socialism versus Education

    08/31/2018 4:03:53 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    "Socialism is essentially nihilistic." To understand the failures of public education, we have to understand the dreams of socialism. It had three main targets it hoped to destroy: family, religion, and private property. These three are the very foundation of civilization for thousands of years. How could you possibly destroy them? Through education, of course. Or perhaps “miseducation” is the proper word. Control education, and you can convince the masses that they no longer want what their parents and grandparents wanted so desperately. Educated people can reflect on what is being done to them. Ignorant people do not know enough...
  • "Collusion" Anyone? China reportedly is funding American progressive think-tanks

    08/27/2018 11:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    "Collusion," anyone?  Bill Gertz of the Free Beacon reports on the efforts, directed at the highest level of the Chinese government, to shape our politics: China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The Party's United Front strategy includes paying several Washington think tanks with the...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/25/2018 11:35:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the...
  • Did Trump Really Save America From Socialism?

    08/17/2018 4:17:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Steve Baldwin
    Americans need to understand that the shocking refusal by a major political party to accept the results of the last election and the onslaught of verbal, legal, and physical assaults the Democrats have engendered, are not specific to Donald Trump. In other words, it is now clear plans were made by Obama to exploit federal power during his presidency to give the Democrats control of our nation — perpetually. It really didn’t matter if Trump was the GOP nominee or not. In other words, the chaos we are witnessing today would not have been much different had, for example, Ted...
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • When Progressives Colluded With the Kremlin in a Presidential Election

    08/15/2018 5:37:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 15, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    How close America came to being officially pro-Moscow. Reprinted from Spectator.org. How many ways have progressives worked with the Kremlin over the years? The examples are legion. When I was researching my book Dupes, the biggest challenge was sifting through all the self-described “progressive” individuals or organizations to figure out which were closet communists cloaked as liberals, and whether they collaborated with Moscow. When Congress in 1961 published its major investigation of communist front-groups, titled, “Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications,” one of the most popular title listings in the massive index was “Progressive.” Progressive here, progressive there, progressive everywhere. In...
  • Without Identity Politics the Left’s Got Nothing

    08/13/2018 5:18:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-13-18 | MOTUS
    In the event you haven’t seen this yet I highly recommend Caitlin Flanagan’s article in The Atlantic, an otherwise deplorable publication: Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson. A tease: These are people who aren’t looking for an ideology; they are looking for ideas. And many of them are getting much better at discerning the good from the bad. The Democratic Party reviles them at its peril; the Republican Party takes them for granted in folly. If you’re “looking for ideas” the Left’s got nuthin’ to offer these days. Posted from: MOTUS A.D.