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  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 109 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • Opinion: Here’s How to Break the Impasse on Climate

    06/20/2018 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | By Trent Lott and John Breaux
    As former leaders of our parties in the United States Senate, we know what it takes to achieve a bipartisan breakthrough in Congress. For all the talk of discord in Washington, we see the possibility of finding common ground on a divisive issue. As surprising as it may sound, climate change offers an opportunity for both parties to come together and deliver a victory - and cash dividends - to the American people. Congress should approve legislation to place a meaningful fee on carbon-dioxide emissions that ripples through all sectors of our economy, and return the revenues it generates to...
  • Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House

    06/20/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | June 20, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — a political independent who has championed left-of-center policies on gun control, immigration and the environment — has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election, with the bulk of that money going to support Democratic congressional candidates, advisers to Mr....
  • IMMIGRATION AND THE INVOCATION OF THE HOLOCAUST

    06/20/2018 6:09:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | JUNE 19, 2018 | AMY SPIRO
    Are comparisons between the current US policy of family separation at the border and concentration camps valid? The photos are gut-wrenching and the audio is heartbreaking. For the past several weeks, the US government has been separating families arriving at the US-Mexican border, imprisoning the parents and detaining the traumatized and often bewildered children. As the public debate over this issue reaches deafening levels, it is no surprise that comparisons to Nazi Germany are rampant. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Over the weekend, Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA, posted a photo...
  • ILLEGAL ALIENS FATALLY SEPARATE AMERICAN PARENTS AND CHILDREN

    06/20/2018 5:54:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-20-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hispanic, black and white children torn away from American families. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In 2008, Colorado separated a Jewish boy from his parents. Marten Kudlis was separated from his parents while waiting for his mother to bring him his ice cream. The 3-year-old boy who had just been playing in the park never got his ice cream.  Instead Francis Hernandez, an illegal alien driving 81 miles an hour, slammed into a pickup truck, killing the two women inside, and...
  • Protecting Our Border Does Not Make Us Nazis

    06/20/2018 2:06:06 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/19/2018 | Steve Cortes
    Good news abounds lately for America. Jobs numbers continue to soar and, per a new CNN poll, Americans have grown more confident in the direction of the country than at any time in a decade. Not surprisingly, President Trump’s job approval ratings also are on the rise, particularly among independents. In spite of these successes – or perhaps because of them – the president’s critics continue to direct the most extreme possible language at him, invective that reached full-scale apoplexy regarding our country’s border policies. The lawful separation of children from illegal immigrants who cross our border without permission has...
  • Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? (2014)

    06/19/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15/14 | John Burnett
    **SNIP** U.S. authorities claim that human smugglers like El Lobo (the wolf) are at the heart of the current border crisis because they have facilitated the travels of the 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who've been apprehended in South Texas since October. "We cross them in inner tubes. If they're 3 or 4 years old, I have to cross them myself. I can't let them drown," he says. The Wolf wears Reeboks with pink soles, a black polo shirt and a thin mustache. He's handsome in a bad-boy sort of way. We sit in an open-air lunchroom on a back street...
  • We’ll be cleaning up Trump’s mess for generations

    06/19/2018 3:00:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 91 replies
    anchorage daily news ^ | June 19, 2018 | Catherine Rampell
    President Trump’s generational warfare continues, as he repeatedly prioritizes cheap political wins today over the massive costs they will impose tomorrow. Consider, first and foremost, all the ways he’s trashing the planet... Or think about Trump’s unfunded tax cut, which, at its core, is a huge intergenerational transfer of wealth toward the old and away from the young... Other regulatory changes cheat the young to profit their elders. Amid the flurry of Trump tweets and porn-star scandals, many of those changes have received scant attention... With virtually no coverage, for instance, Trump’s Education Department announced on Friday it would once...
  • WHEN I TRIED TO GIVE GIFTS TO THE FBI

    06/19/2018 5:15:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 19, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    The idea that there was a jihad threat made Obama-era FBI agents recoil in horror. The Department of Justice inspector general report has begun to reveal the extent of FBI corruption, and it’s pandemic. One notable indication of this corruption that the report reveals is that the Obama-era FBI was only too happy to be wooed and lavished with gifts by the establishment media. This reminded me of a time when I tried to give two Obamoid FBI agents copies of a book about the jihad threat – then these eminently corruptible officials suddenly turned into Dudley Do-Right, and absolutely...
  • The Bad Hate the Good: The Southern Poverty Law Center Vs. Prager University

    06/19/2018 4:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    "Antifa" is to violence what the Southern Poverty Law Center is to words. In short, it is a hate group on the left.The SPLC smears individuals and groups it differs with by labeling them as some form of "hater": "racist," "white supremacist," "extremist" and the like. That it is cited and even relied upon by The New York Times, Facebook, Amazon, Google, CNN and others, and that Apple gave the organization a million dollars, is testimony to the moral state of mainstream media and corporate culture in America today.Were the SPLC not quoted and used as a source, there would...
  • President Trump Drops $200 Billion M.O.A.T on Red Dragon (Beijing)…

    06/18/2018 10:17:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/19/2018 | SUNDANCE
    When you plant your tree in another man’s orchard, you might end up paying for your own apples; it’s a risk you take… ….and President Trump knows how to use that leverage better than anyone could possibly fathom; because in this metaphor Beijing relies upon the U.S. for both the seeds and the harvest. President Trump drops the $200b M.O.A.T (Mother of All Tariffs):
  • Trump Is a Born Dealmaker, Let Him Do His Thing

    06/18/2018 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Dr Shea Harrison
    President Trump is a businessman and a deal-maker—we knew that when we elected him. His administration operates differently from any other previous presidential administration, including in diplomacy, where deals are truly an “art form.” So, it is not surprising President Trump threw protocol out the window when he met last week with Chairman Kim Jon Un, the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. Those disappointed with the outcomes of the summit posit that Kim, not Trump, benefited most, suggesting the U.S. gave up more than it got, following in the footsteps of previous U.S. administrations....
  • Why The Left Always Lies About Children

    06/18/2018 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The political, theological, and cultural left in America believe in using children as pawns. They do it on as many different fronts as they can.They lie about doing it, and then lie about lying about doing it.It’s stomach churning because their pretend outrage is almost always about why Donald Trump shouldn’t be president, rather than what’s best for actual children.I’ve had enough!A Facebook post on Saturday declared with righteous indignation: Isaiah 10:1-2    “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to deprive the poor of their rights & withhold justice from the oppressed…”This post was in response to a Time magazine...
  • Enough With the Faux Outrage Over Illegal Alien Family Separation

    06/18/2018 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    I regret to inform you, the mainstream media is at it again.The liberal press is hammering the Trump Administration because executive departments, at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are separating parents and children when apprehended crossing the border illegally. The headlines give the whole gamut:Why the US is separating migrant children from their parentsTrump separating migrant kids from parents sparks national outrageWhy the Trump administration bears the blame for separating children from their families at the border Pelosi: Trump administration policy separating parents and children at border 'barbaric'President Trump and his allies have pushed back against the unjust...
  • Why Trump is wrong (again) on migrants and crime in Germany [barf]

    06/18/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 June 2018 16:17 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to fire off two tweets about the “tenuous” state of politics in Germany. Not for the first time, he showed his ignorance of developments in German society. Trump waded into the political crisis facing Chancellor Angela Merkel, declaring that the German people were “turning against their leadership” over immigration. “We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!” he said in a pair of tweets. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” he said, adding that “crime...
  • Did President Trump Just Kill Obamacare?

    06/18/2018 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If you’re not a health care policy nerd like me and don’t pay close attention to the fear-mongering commonly found in outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, you may have missed the recent explosion of news stories and opinion articles bashing the Trump administration for allegedly putting Obamacare in grave danger — and doing so in a reckless and legally questionable manner, too.For instance, New York magazine accused the Trump administration of “standing against the rule of law.” The New York Times’ Margot Sanger-Katz wrote a recent Trump administration decision could make it “much more difficult for individuals and...
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • Planned Gridlock or Traffic Relief? Governor Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan Offers Hope

    06/18/2018 9:22:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Montgomery County GOP ^ | June 18, 2018 | Mark Uncapher, MCGOP Chairman
    Any Montgomery County voter looking for traffic relief will not get much hope from the transportation manifestos of Montgomery County’s “progressive” Democrats this primary season. Collectively, they all try to outdo each other in their opposition to anything involving spending for roads. Instead of supporting projects that will reduce travel times, they propose diverting more money to public transit. They push a strategy of “planned gridlock” that is intended to drive motorists from their cars. If alleging “planned gridlock” seems harsh, consider the Montgomery County Council legislation designed to slow traffic flow by significantly narrowing travel lane widths on some...
  • For South Koreans, Singapore summit was far from a failure

    06/18/2018 8:25:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WENY-TV ^ | June 18, 2018 | Nic Robertson, CNN international diplomatic editor
    We've made much of what President Donald Trump failed to get from Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Those failures would include steps toward verifiable irreversible denuclearization -- and a guarantee of an end to human rights abuses. Those are just a couple of the major issues. Then there's what he gave away: A sloppy salute and the upper hand in what should have been the toughest negotiation of his life. Negotiations held with an insecure hermit dictator who was said by South Korean intelligence sources to have ordered the murder of his half brother. In South Korea, however, the prism...
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...