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  • Putin's 'Oldest Enemy' Reacts To Tucker Carlson Interview And Alexei Navalny's Death

    02/20/2024 12:23:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Piers Morgan Uncensored ^ | 20/2/24 | Michael Khodorovsky
    Piers Morgan Uncensored is joined by former oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was imprisoned in Russia for a decade, to discuss the death of Vladimir Putin's opponent Alexei Navalny, Putin's interview with Tucker Carlson, plus he issues a chilling warning to the West. Speaking exclusively to Piers Morgan Uncensored on YouTube, Mikhail Khodorkovsky said the Russian leader would have no qualms attacking a NATO country if he was legitimised following the next Russian elections. He also discusses whether he fears for his life after making an enemy of Putin and if he thinks he will ever return to his homeland....
  • Column: We hold these truths to be self-evident — the Golden State is still golden. And yes, we are Americans (delusion alert)

    02/18/2024 8:44:40 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 18,,2024 | MARK Z. BARABAK, ANITA CHABRIA
    … That naysaying has gained much greater currency in recent years as California’s population has contracted for the first time in more than a century. The “exodus” has become an industry, stoking real estate markets from Nevada to Tennessee, fanning the red-versus-blue political flames and launching a thousand what-went-wrong analyses. The latest insult — or bracing reality check? — came last week in a Los Angeles Times poll that found 50% of adults nationwide believe California is in decline. (Bummer, man.) Nearly half the Republicans surveyed said the state is “not really American.” Whatever that means. L.A. Times columnists Mark...
  • In Navalny's last letters, the Russian dissident called Trump's agenda for a second term 'really scary'

    02/19/2024 8:19:56 PM PST · by libh8er · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2.19.2024 | Kelsey Vlamis
    Alexey Navalny, the dissident and political nemesis of Russian President Vladimir Putin, spent the last few years of his life behind bars but still managed to stay connected to the outside world. Letters from the final months of his life, obtained by The New York Times, showed Navalny, who had been imprisoned since January 2021, managed to stay on top of current events — including in the US. In a letter sent to a friend, photographer Evgeny Feldman, Navalny called former President Donald Trump's agenda for a second term "really scary," according to the Times. If President Joe Biden has...
  • Not Your Father's Democratic Party

    02/19/2024 9:48:12 PM PST · by lightman · 38 replies ^ | 19 February A.D. 2024 | Derek Hunter
    The Democratic Party is a group of insufferable children, spoiled and entitled, throwing a constant series of temper tantrums without interruption. They are the brat kid in your child’s class, constantly indulged with hugs and reassurances that they’re “special” and important, when what they really need is a butt-reddening series of spanks that make it difficult to sit for a week. That won’t happen because leftists don’t have any adults on their side. Well, maybe that’s overstating it a bit – they have adults, but they aren’t interested in acting like one. They are more interested in an agenda über...
  • Understanding The Trump Phenomenon: It's Not What The Elites Think

    02/19/2024 8:46:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 02/19/2024 | Lipton Matthews
    Donald Trump has won the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary and is leading in the polls to become the Republican candidate for the presidency in the upcoming general election. His status as the most likely contender to challenge Joe Biden is upsetting establishment figures who think that Trump’s ascent threatens democracy. Trump is constantly pilloried by the mainstream media as a demagogue who emboldens the racist underbelly of American society. Emotions run rampant, but Trump’s villainy has been grossly exaggerated.After winning the presidency in 2016, pundits thought that Trump would revert America to an era of racism. These...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Delusions, Alternate Realities, and the Biden Consortium

    02/19/2024 5:27:17 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 19 Feb, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Biden apparat has tried to present the construct of a dynamic president promoting a traditional Democratic agenda, which has succeeded brilliantly. Sustaining that lie requires constant deception. Hunter Biden has a train of a dozen lawyers defending him on felony indictments ranging from several counts of tax fraud to gun violations. From time to time, the contents of his laptop come up, both in these criminal trials and in civil suits. The information on the laptop is, of course, incriminating and useful to various prosecutors and litigants. Yet Hunter himself is suing the computer repairman with whom he dropped...
  • Dem elites shouldn’t be laughing at Trump’s civil trial outcome — they just made him a political martyr

    02/18/2024 9:58:21 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 42 replies
    new york post ^ | Feb. 16, 2024 | Post Editorial Board
    Was there ever a more predictable outcome than that of Donald Trump’s civil trial? Attorney General Letitia James came into office vowing to punish him and ignore all other crimes. Judge Arthur Engoron found him guilty before anyone even set foot in a courtroom. It was all over but the punishment: a $355 million fine and a three-year ban from running a business in New York. Guess they were out of tar and feathers. This was a politically motivated trial from the start, one that had the progressive James “protecting” big banks she would otherwise demean.
  • Big Climate Tries to Censor Opponents. Progressives move to block TV ads opposing the Biden EV mandate.

    02/18/2024 7:27:55 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2024 | WSJ Editorial Board
    If President Biden’s electric-vehicle mandate is as popular as progressives claim, why are they trying to censor critics who want to inform the public about the mandate’s costs? That’s the story this week, after the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) launched ads in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Ohio and Montana to educate Americans about the Administration’s back-door EV mandate. Mr. Biden is “rushing to ban new gas-powered cars” and wants “to force you into an electric vehicle,” one ad says. The Biden team doth protest. “There is no EV mandate,” a Biden campaign official declared. No? The Environmental...
  • Impeach Him Again

    02/17/2024 3:43:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies ^ | February 8, 2024 | Ann Coulter
    The crisis at the border is the No. 1 issue with voters, and it’s killing the Democrats. To my surprise, my party — the stupid party — has done something smart (which Fox News tried to talk them out of). They’ve forced Democrats to vote on the impeachment of the man orchestrating the invasion, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Democrats know that if they don’t shift the blame for President Biden’s immigration policies to the GOP, they could get slaughtered this fall. They might even get Trump reelected.Their plan: Work with open-borders, amnesty-supporting Republicans to concoct an immigration “deal”...
  • Why Aren’t Arab Leaders Calling on Hamas to End the War?

    02/17/2024 3:43:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    This week, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas called on Hamas to reach a deal to free the Israeli hostages and spare Gaza additional death and destruction. The move was brazen — because while Hamas is distressingly popular among Palestinians, Pres. Abbas (who’s plagued by corruption charges) is not. Either way, it’s a call that the rest of the Middle East’s supposedly moderate Sunni Arab leaders could clearly learn from.
  • Why Is Biden Turning His Back on Europe?

    02/17/2024 1:05:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 17, 2024 | Social Links forKevin Williamson
    The European Union is good at coming up with inoffensive-sounding terminology to talk about unpleasant things. For example, the phrase “strategic autonomy” is a nice way of saying, “We don’t trust the Americans” — and, with Donald Trump leading the polls and boasting about encouraging Vladimir Putin to invade European countries, it is impossible to blame them. It is important to get the context of Trump’s remarks straight: Trump says he told an unidentified NATO counterpart whose country hadn’t met the organization’s target for defense spending, “No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage [Russia] to do...
  • The idea of total Ukrainian victory is delusional

    02/16/2024 5:30:03 PM PST · by Kazan · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/24 | BY ANDREW LATHAM
    The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 26, contains this invaluable insight: “As dogs return to their vomit, so fools repeat their folly. You see those who are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.” Invaluable because, in connection with the Russia-Ukraine War, the passage powerfully illuminates the current debate about Ukraine’s future strategic prospects.The past few months have witnessed the dog returning to its vomit in the form of any number of efforts to once again make the case that Ukraine still has a path to total victory in its war against Russia. In...
  • How the Kennedy Family Caused Today’s Immigration Crisis

    02/12/2024 5:22:21 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Front page mag ^ | February 12, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    And brought Obama’s father to America. When LBJ signed the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act into law, JFK had been dead for two years, but it, more than the Cuban missile crisis or the race to the moon, was his real legacy which still impacts us today when there are no more Americans on the moon or nukes in Cuba. At the signing, LBJ paid tribute to “the vision of the late beloved President John Fitzgerald Kennedy”. Little did the 36th president know that the 44th president, born to a radical Kenyan student, was already growing up in this country...
  • The US charge of ‘indiscriminate bombing’ is over the top

    02/15/2024 8:41:40 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/15/24 | Michael Oren
    Every civilian death is a tragedy. Another country, struck by the type and immensity of the atrocities committed against Israel, would likely have responded with vastly greater force and inflicted far greater numbers of civilian casualties. But Israel is the Jewish State, not only in the way we conduct our daily lives but in the moral manner in which we defend ourselves. Even when the enemy is using its own population as a human shield, Israel must do its utmost to reduce the damage to civilians. This is not only a strategic interest for Israel – civilian casualties help substantiate...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine

    02/15/2024 8:12:28 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 15 Feb, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Most of Europe, the U.S., and the West understandably supported arming Ukraine to repel Vladimir Putin’s Russian aggression. By contrast, such support for democratic Israel was strangely mixed. The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts—but in more ways than we can imagine. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state, with a population three-and-a-half times greater, a gross national product ten times larger, and an area thirty times its size. Hamas, by contrast, is a terrorist clique of about 50,000-70,000 gunmen and terrorist kingpins who run Gaza. It is dwarfed by the Israeli population (20...
  • The September Surprise

    02/14/2024 2:57:38 PM PST · by CFW · 22 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 2/14/24 | Heather Higgins
    What’s a Democrat to do? President Biden’s poll numbers seem set in quicksand. Now the special counsel’s justification for not recommending charges against Biden for having “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” is damning: Biden’s memory has such “significant limitations” that the special counsel believed he could not convince a jury that Biden has a “mental state of willfulness” that a serious felony (or, presumably, serving as president) requires. Cue the campaign commercials. Salvation lies in the DNC rules. Remember the New Jersey “Switcheroo” way back in 2002, when Democrats turned a sure loss of a Senate seat into a...
  • The GOP Doesn't Exist to Win Elections

    02/14/2024 8:58:03 AM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 14, 2024 | Rick Shaftan
    The Republican Party no longer exists to win elections. It exists to grift suckers out of as much cash as possible. Democrats focus on winning and moving their agenda. Republicans focus on grifting & telling our people why we need to compromise, cave & sellout to our enemies.
  • Still Not Learning From History-Bad ideas and practices that we have witnessed over and over again

    02/14/2024 6:01:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 14, 2024 | Bruce Thornton
    From its beginning 2400 years ago in ancient Greece, the purpose of history has been to counsel the present by documenting the mistakes of the past. Thucydides explicitly made this goal the purpose of his History of the Peloponnesian War: to memorialize “an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the understanding the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it.” At the violent end of the Roman Republic, the historian Livy similarly explains his intent: to shows us “what to imitate,” and “mark for avoidance what is shameful in...
  • Biden Regime Again Shows Which Side It’s On, and It’s Not on Israel’s-The power of the Muslim vote

    02/14/2024 5:58:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 14, 2024 | Robert Spencer
    The Biden regime has been under heavy pressure from its far-left base for months. Foes of Israel have repeatedly demanded that Biden’s handlers punish the Jewish state for defending itself, or else they’ll lose their votes in November. Clearly, the Biden camp has been listening, and now the matter has come to a head: the Biden regime has actually threatened our foremost ally in the Middle East with a cutoff of military aid.The Jerusalem Post reported that “Biden issued a memorandum on Thursday night asking countries receiving US military funding to prove they’re following international humanitarian and human rights laws.”...
  • Things are going badly for Ukraine — really badly

    02/13/2024 2:14:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | February 13th, 2024 | Mia Jankowicz,Tom Porter
    As the second anniversary of Russia's unprovoked invasion approaches, the situation is beginning to look bleak for Ukraine.Last year's counteroffensive brought hopes that Ukraine could capitalize on its successes in 2022 and drive back Russian forces from occupied territories in southern and eastern Ukraine.But the offensive failed to achieve a breakthrough, and Ukraine is now seeing crucial support from its allies bleed away. Meanwhile, its troops are experiencing shortages of personnel and ammunition.There are problems at the top, too. Its senior command has been engulfed in chaos, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replacing Valery Zaluzhny, a senior commander, amid reported...