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  • Gallic Rebuke: France and the U.S. Rules-based Order

    12/02/2022 1:22:14 PM PST · by elpadre · 9 replies
    intpolicydigest.org ^ | Dcember 2, 2022 | Binoy Kampmark
    Gérard Araud was not mincing his words. As France’s former ambassador to Washington, he had seen enough. At a November 14 panel hosted by the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft titled “Is America Ready for a Multipolar Word?” Araud decried the “economic warfare” being waged by the United States against China, expressing the view that Europe was concerned by the evident “containment policy” being pursued. Araud is very much the establishment figure, having also served as French representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2014. But despite his pedigree, he was most keen to fire off a few salvos...
  • Planned Parenthood director claims kids are 'sexual beings' from birth while promoting 'useful' porn literacy

    12/02/2022 7:03:11 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2022 | By Hannah Grossman
    An executive director at a Planned Parenthood's sex education arm claimed that children are born "sexual" while simultaneously advocating for comprehensive sex education from kindergarten through 12th grade and porn literacy for certain ages, Fox News Digital found.
  • Cancel Culture’s War on History, Heritage and the Freedom to Think for Yourself

    11/30/2022 8:15:14 AM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | November 22, 2022 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    “All the time—such is the tragi-comedy of our situation—we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible… In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”—C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man There will come a time in the not-so-distant future when the very act of thinking for ourselves is not just outlawed but unthinkable. We are being shunted down...
  • McCaskill: Republicans ‘Are Going to Pay a Price’ for Anti-LGBTQ Culture Wars

    11/29/2022 6:21:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill claimed Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that Republicans were going to “pay a price” for their stances on culture issues citing the example of a majority of Republicans voting against the Respect for Marriage Act, which legalizes same-sex and interracial marriages federally. Host Joy Reid said, “Forget Donald Trump for a moment, this is a party whoes main stream politicians are banning books about the holocaust. Their mainstream supposedly politicians are banning books by black and books by LGBTQ authors. Their mainstream politicians are suing Disney because they don’t like the fact that Disney makes films...
  • PODCAST: Being Called a 'Karen' - One Woman’s Greatest Fear!

    11/17/2022 4:11:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    1010Wins ^ | Femi Redwood, Larry Mullins, Anddy Egan-Thorpe, Dempsey Pillot, and Jill Webb
    In 1965, the name Karen was the third most popular woman’s name in America. Today, it’s a name a lot of people try to avoid because it’s taken on a totally different meaning. To be called a Karen in 2022 means someone thinks you’re angry, entitled, rude, and maybe even racist. On this episode of “Your Weirdest Fears,” we hear from a listener who says she’s so afraid of being called a Karen that she no longer calls for a manager, even when she experiences bad service. Sociologist Dr. Jessie Daniels unpacks this fear. She explains the new meaning the...
  • The Moral Best Of The Beauty Of Loving Women Vs The Worst Of Secular Government's Socialist Cops

    11/16/2022 9:26:37 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 4 replies
    I believe that the essential loving nature of men and women can be redeemed through the right mix of freedom and moral regeneration. The power of the beauty driven humanity God has implanted in us gives this a chance. In America, the modern freedom movement has grown from the likes of Barry Goldwater, Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul to towering figures like Donald Trump and Ron De Santis fighting back to maintain core western values and social norms. Australia has a politically fractured range of small parties regularly out politicked by the mainstream Left. Please pray for us. And learn....
  • Blue Wave of Culture Rot

    11/15/2022 12:59:47 AM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Rumble ^ | November 14, 2022 | Mark Levin Show
    For months leading up to the midterm elections, Mark had been imploring his audience on TV and radio to ignore talk of the red wave. The most important thing to do was vote and ignore the static from the pundits. Watch as Mark breaks down the numbers and statistics about why a red wave was unlikely in 2022, but why the numbers help him hold out hope for 2024. Did you catch red wave fever? Did you vote?
  • Beyond Breitbart: The next stage of "Politics is Downstream of Culture"

    11/07/2022 10:42:47 AM PST · by LS · 3 replies
    Steve Banon's War Room ^ | 11/7/2022 | Larry Schweikart
    He was singularly responsible for introducing me around 2011-2012 to the Hollywood conservatives that made up the “Friends of Abe.” Andrew set up a dinner party at one of the finest steakhouses around for me to meet many of them, then paid for it himself. ​Perhaps Andrew was not as influential as the great Rush Limbaugh, but he definitely had a powerful voice, a reputation as the “Happy Warrior” on the right. Most people know Andre Breitbart for his maxim, “Politics is downstream of culture,” while forgetting that he did much to try to change that culture by joining with...
  • California businesses are leaving the state at double the rate of previous years

    11/03/2022 6:13:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 3, 2022 | BynTessa McLean
    The rate of California businesses leaving the state more than doubled in 2021, leading a new analysis to posit that the state may be “risking its economic future.” There were 153 companies that relocated headquarters in 2021, more than double the 75 that left in 2020 and more than triple the 46 that exited in 2018, according to a recent report from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The conservative think tank said economics was the primary cause of relocation, citing other states’ lower regulation, lower taxes, and lower cost of living. Eleven Fortune 1000 companies were among those that...
  • Georgia School Fires Teacher for Expressing Concern About Children’s Book

    10/24/2022 3:23:26 PM PDT · by HKMk23 · 32 replies
    Alliance Defending Freedom ^ | October, 21, 2022 | Staff
    Lindsey Barr is a mother of three children who attend Bryan County Schools in Georgia. For 10 years, Lindsey served as a full-time teacher with Bryan County Schools, where she received excellent reviews, earning a rating of exemplary on almost all performance criteria. ... At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Lindsey learned of a book that was going to be read to every class as a part of a new read-aloud program at the school’s library. This book was called All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold. The publisher’s website describes the book as, “A bright and uplifting celebration...
  • Trump: ‘Very disloyal’ if Pence, other Cabinet members run in 2024

    10/21/2022 9:14:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/22 2:46 PM ET | DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
    President Trump said he would find it “very disloyal” if former Vice President Mike Pence or other members of his former Cabinet sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, seeking to send a warning to a number of figures weighing potential White House bids. “Many of them have said they would never run if I run, so we’ll see if that turns out to be true,” Trump said Friday during a brief phone interview with Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade. “I think it would be very disloyal if they did, but that’s OK, too.” Trump boasted that “the polls...
  • Dating Is Getting Tougher In The U.S.

    10/20/2022 2:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 136 replies
    Newsy ^ | October 13, 2022
    The "In The Loop" series Love Life digs into how Americans are dealing with the changing landscape of modern dating. Nearly half of U.S. adults, and a majority of women, say that dating has become harder in the last 10 years or so in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. Anna Brown, a researcher who has written extensively about American experiences with dating and related issues for the Pew Research Center, gave Newsy some insight on the statistics. "Men were more likely to say things like they had trouble approaching people, whereas women were more likely to give...
  • Death sentence upheld for killer with gender dysphoria claim

    10/19/2022 10:36:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 19, 2022 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the death sentence Wednesday for an inmate who argued her attorneys didn’t properly raise in her defense trauma she experienced, including gender dysphoria. The court ruled 6-1 to uphold Victoria Drain’s conviction and death sentence in the 2019 beating death of Christopher Richardson, a fellow inmate in the residential treatment unit at Warren Correctional Institution in southwestern Ohio. Drain killed Richardson by beating, stabbing and strangling him, according to court records. Drain had been placed on the unit, which provides inmate psychiatric services, “due to her attempt to self-castrate because she...
  • Aussie Libertarian Political Leader Tells A Rhetorically Brilliant Military Heritage Story Spoiled By Likely Errors Of Fact

    10/19/2022 10:08:09 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 12 replies
    Australia was established as a penal colony and evolved to independence under British supervision. So the nation just does not have the deep libertarian tradition which allows the modern Americans I admire (Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Donald Trump,Ron DeSantis, Tulsi Gabbard) to stand up for freedom as brilliantly as they do. America has a libertarian cUlture. Australia doesn't. This means that the tiny Libertarian minority here have some genuine originals breaking new ground These people are error prone because they are true creatives. As an example I point freepers To the little story told by Aidan McLindon where he talks...
  • Marijuana use is becoming a new normal among young adults

    10/18/2022 8:12:30 AM PDT · by fwdude · 185 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 18, 2022 | Daniel de Visé
    Cannabis users soon may be a majority among young adults in the District of Columbia and several pot-friendly states, a trend that points to a potential future of destigmatized marijuana across much of the nation. More than two-fifths of young men and women nationwide now use cannabis at least on occasion, according to federal data, a quotient that has risen steadily in a decade of relentless legalization. Much of the trend is driven by young women, who have all but closed a decades-long gender gap in marijuana use.
  • In Defense of Upspeak: Reclaiming “feminine” communication styles at work (That ever-growing tendency to end statements with upward inflections to make them sound like questions)

    10/11/2022 9:21:20 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 97 replies
    Brown Today ^ | December 31, 2010 | Christopher Peterson
    After living in southern California for four years, upspeak, or the upward intonation at the end of a declarative statement commonly associated with “Valley girls,” rubbed off on me. At first I tried to get rid of it, worried about sounding like “one of those girls,” one like Clueless’s Cher Horowitz, someone that no one took seriously. Never mind that my upspeaking friends were pursuing graduate degrees at prestigious universities around the world, getting perfect LSAT scores, and finishing master’s programs before turning 22. But linguists Robin T. Lakoff and Mary Bucholtz included upspeak as a linguistic practice that “systemically...
  • Religious nonprofit group led by former US Amb. Sam Brownback says Chase closed its bank account

    10/11/2022 11:24:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    https://www.christianpost.com ^ | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 | By Ian M. Giatti, Christian Post Reporter
    'What happens when they start de-banking pastors and Christian business people?' A nonpartisan, faith-based nonprofit organization led by a former United States Ambassador for religious freedom says its Chase bank account was abruptly closed with little explanation. The National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF), a 501(c)4 political action nonprofit whose stated mission is focused on “defending the right of everyone in America to live one's faith freely,” opened an account with Chase in April. Sam Brownback, NCRF chairman and former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom under the Trump administration, wrote in a piece published by The Christian Post that...
  • The State of Dreams (Requiem for California)

    10/09/2022 3:58:50 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 40 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 08 Oct 2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    The great westward drive that began with Lewis and Clark has been steadily rolling backward. Southern California is filled with moving trucks headed to Arizona, Texas and Nevada. Those who can afford it, fly to Florida. The Russians were here once and then the Spanish. The American presence in California was more comprehensive and lasted longer, but may one day leave sagging Wells Fargo banks and decrepit mini malls filled with sushi places and nail salons the way the Spanish left their missions. It's a beautiful country, but so is Afghanistan and any number of otherwise unlivable places. Every other...
  • UK government talks tough on immigration -- again

    10/06/2022 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    France24 ^ | October 6, 2022
    London (AFP) – Accusing asylum seekers of "abusing the system" and urging the need to "take back control", the UK government is once again talking tough on immigration. But its latest pledge to reduce crossings from northern France in small boats comes with a blatant promise to defy international conventions. "It's not racist for anyone... to want to control our borders, it's not bigoted to say that we have too many asylum seekers who are abusing the system," said Home Secretary Suella Braverman. The stance earned Braverman, whose parents emigrated to Britain from Kenya and Mauritius in the 1960s, a...
  • Forgetting How To Be A Civilization

    10/05/2022 3:26:32 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 13 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 5, 2022 | Rod Dreher
    The political scientist Eric Kaufmann is no bringer of good news for us conservatives. In his latest CSPI research, there's a lot of handwriting on the wall for our kind. I tell you this not to discourage you, but to help you understand the immensity of the task in front of us. I know reading my blog can be awfully discouraging, but I firmly believe that real despair is to turn away from hard truths because they are too discouraging. If we are going to resist this tide, we need to know exactly what we are facing. I'll be taping...