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  • Deranged white leftist blames America for Buffalo shooting

    05/17/2022 7:12:51 PM PDT · by Johnny Rockets · 21 replies
    Eric Bryan Stone/TikTok ^ | May 17, 2022 | Johnny Rockets
    This deranged white liberal, trending on TikTok and the MSM slandered millions of Americans, blaming America for the Buffalo shooting and blaming all whites. You have to see what the enemy is doing and what American patriots are up against in this country.
  • A 29-year-old progressive running for Congress thinks her honesty — and her OnlyFans — could help her win

    05/03/2022 4:22:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Business insider ^ | 05/03/2022 | Connor Perrett
    On April 14, congressional candidate Alexandra Hunt became an OnlyFans creator. The platform, which enables users to subscribe to creators for a monthly subscription fee ranging from $5 to $50, allows influencers, celebrities, and sex workers to make content and connect with their fans. But while almost anyone can set up an OnlyFans, the company's brand is more synonymous with explicit content than with political campaigns.
  • Two Democratic progressives plot new ways to fight back against Republican gains

    04/30/2022 3:07:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/28/22 | Claudia Grisales
    Republicans are threatening to take over the House of Representatives in this year's midterm elections. More than 30 House Democrats are heading for the exits. And progressives have seen several major legislative proposals stall out. But two progressive lawmakers in the House, Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Ro Khanna, say they're developing a plan to turn around the cascade of bad news for their caucus. Raskin of Maryland and Khanna of California tell NPR they're on the ground floor of talks to fuel new victories for the party's liberal wing. "We need to defend American constitutional democracy with everything we've...
  • Prestigious $30K federal scholarships doled out almost exclusively to progressive students

    04/20/2022 6:21:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 19, 2022 | Christian Schneider
    2022 Truman Scholarship awards once again dominated by Democrats, progressives The 2022 recipients of the prestigious federal Truman Scholarships once again lean heavily toward Democrats and progressives, according to an analysis by The College Fix. Of the 58 scholarship recipients announced last week, only three have any connection to Republican politics. At the same time, five recipients have connections to Democratic politics, while an additional 35 more list a progressive cause as their primary area of advocacy. The primary interests of the 35 progressive-leaning students granted the award in 2022 included environmental justice, “menstrual equity,” transgender rights, Latinx political engagement,...
  • How One Progressive Prosecutor Paved the Way for an East Coast Shooting Spree

    03/29/2022 7:38:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 29, 2022 | Josh Christenson
    A gunman suspected of killing two homeless men and wounding others in two East Coast cities in March would have been in prison at the time of the shootings if not for the work of one progressive Virginia prosecutor. The office of Fairfax County commonwealth's attorney Steve Descano (D.) in December 2020 charged the shooter, Gerald Brevard III, with three felonies related to his attempt to abduct a hotel housekeeper and later break into a nearby apartment. The felonies—abduction with attempt to defile, burglary, and possession of burglarious tools—together would carry a minimum of 26 years in prison and up...
  • Progressive District Attorneys Are Making Our Cities Unsafe

    03/25/2022 6:40:52 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies ^ | 3-25-2022
    While most Americans were focused on partisan polarization in Washington, D.C., the U.S. criminal justice system has been quietly transformed by a group of radically liberal billionaires and millionaires. They have attacked our system of justice at its roots, bankrolling the campaigns of activist district attorney candidates who promise to give criminals soft sentences in the name of so-called social justice and equity.Now self-styled progressive district attorneys, many of whom toppled conventional Democratic opponents across the country by running to their left, are enforcing their own warped sense of social justice instead of the actual law. Unsurprisingly, crime has risen...
  • Progressive leader Jayapal blames corporate America for rising gas prices, not Biden

    03/19/2022 2:12:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Fox business ^ | 03/19/2022 | Marisa Schultz
    House Democrats are turning up the pressure on oil companies as high gas prices continue to hurt drivers, with a congressional hearing planned for April to question oil executives. As Republicans seek to blame President Biden for the pain at the pump – with gas prices nationally at $4.262 per gallon, according to AAA – Democrats have sought to turn the attention away from Biden and place the blame first on Russian President Vladimir Putin and now on big oil companies.
  • Nicholas Goldberg: We're swinging back toward 'tough-on-crime' before progressive reforms have had a chance

    03/05/2022 6:15:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 3/03/22 | Nicholas Goldberg
    Los Angeles Dist. Atty. George Gascón, the cop-turned-reformer who came to office in 2020 promising to transform the justice system so it “works for everyone,” is fighting for his political life. There’s a movement underway to recall him, and its backers say they’ve already raised $2.7 million. He is opposed by hundreds of rank-and-file prosecutors in his own office, who voted nearly unanimously last week to support his ouster. Even his longtime friend and colleague, former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, recently rescinded his endorsement. Mayoral candidate Rick Caruso says Gascón’s progressive policies have “put people at risk and made our...
  • Rashida Tlaib offers fiery progressive response to Biden's first State of the Union address

    03/01/2022 11:14:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/01/22 | Bryan Metzger, Joseph Zeballos-Roig
    Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan gave a "progressive" response to President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address in a speech on behalf of the Working Families Party on Tuesday night. "In the richest country in the world, it shouldn't be this hard for so many to have a good life," said Tlaib. "I'm a lifelong Democrat. I'm also part of the Working Families Party, because I believe that our government must put the needs of working families first." Tlaib argued that progressives have worked the hardest to support Biden's agenda, blaming both Republicans and "corporate-backed Democratic obstructionists"...
  • Evil works through malice and deceit

    02/25/2022 4:33:48 AM PST · by cll · 12 replies
    They are not 'Liberal', they are tyrannical. They are not 'Progressive', they are destructive. They are not 'Democrats', they are socialists. They are not for 'peasants', 'workers', 'national liberation', or lately, for the 'environment' or for 'equity'. They are in for power. Power for power's sake. And deceit is their most formidable tool. Evil facades. And most of us fall for their deceit by calling them for what they want to be called. We help them hide their insidiousness. We are complicit when we continue calling them by their chosen labels: 'Liberal', 'Progressive', 'Democrat', 'Environmentalist', 'labor leader', 'non-binary', and on...
  • Wokeism Is a Cruel and Dangerous Cult

    01/24/2022 6:09:46 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 23 Jan, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Wokeism has been described by its critics as the omnipresent use of race—and to a lesser extent, gender—to replace meritocracy and thus ensure equality of result. What follows from implementing that ideology are reparatory actions to reward those of the present by atoning for the injustices done to others in the past. Some see it as an update of 1960s cultural Marxism fads. Others scoff that it is just a return to 1980s-style political correctness. Still more see it as the logical successor to 1990s-type race, class, and gender obsessions—albeit with a shriller and more dangerous Jacobin, Soviet, and Maoist...
  • How Minnesota Went From Tom Sawyer to Huck Finn Fifty years ago it was ‘the state that works.’ Now it’s become a microcosm of an America in crisis.

    01/22/2022 6:09:05 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 83 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/21/22 | Lance Morrow
    I wrote an August 1973 cover story for Time magazine that praised Minnesota as “the state that works.” The cover photograph showed Gov. Wendell Anderson, dressed in a plaid flannel shirt, grinning and holding up a northern pike that he had just caught in one of Minnesota’s 12,000 lakes. The story began with this archaic rhapsody: “It is a state where a residual American secret still seems to operate. Some of the nation’s more agreeable qualities are evident there: courtesy and fairness, honesty, a capacity for innovation, hard work, intellectual adventure and responsibility. . . . Minnesotans are remarkably civil;...
  • Progressives in Congress are backing a bill for a 4-day work week

    12/08/2021 2:03:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 12/07/21 | Juliana Kaplan
    Progressives in Congress are lining up behind a bill that would shrink a regular week of work from 40 hours to 32 - bringing the four-day work week to America. The Congressional Progressive Caucus just endorsed the aptly named "32-Hour Workweek Act," according to a statement from Rep. Mark Takano, the Democrat representing California's 41st district. The caucus, comprised of nearly 100 legislators, is a key progressive voice and has made its power known during recent infrastructure negotiations. "For far too long, workers across this country have been forced to put in longer hours as their wages barely budge," chair...
  • The ‘progressive’ and ‘bold reformer’ DA behind Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks’ low bond

    11/23/2021 7:48:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/23/2021 | Emily Crane
    The district attorney facing criticism after the alleged Waukesha Christmas parade crash killer was freed on bond two days before the carnage describes himself as a “bold reformer” and has taken credit for inspiring a wave of “progressive prosecutors” across the US. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, who was elected to the position in 2007, has spent his career supporting cash-bail system reform because he argues it criminalizes poverty. Chisholm has long pushed to divert nonviolent offenders away from the prison system with alternate programs, and has spoken previously about reducing the number of incarcerations in Milwaukee County.
  • Richard Nixon Was a Progressive Republican President

    11/15/2021 1:18:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/12/2021 | WSJ
    Andy Kessler’s “A Long Time Since ‘Zeppelin IV’” (Inside View, Nov. 8) is food for thought. His glancing comment, “Although Richard Nixon was in the White House, there were hints of modernity,” reminded me just how progressive President Nixon was—especially relative to today’s progressives. Let’s remember: Nixon created the Office of Minority Business Enterprise; increased the hiring of minority contractors; ushered in the peaceful desegregation of schools in the South and the Native American policy of self-determination; established the Environmental Protection Agency; abolished voter literacy tests; launched wars on cancer and drugs; signed Title IX, prohibiting sex discrimination at colleges;...
  • AOC says Dem Election Day losses result of running 'fully 100% super moderated campaign'.

    11/04/2021 10:34:54 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.4.2021 | Emma Colton
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia gubernatorial election because Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe ran a "100% super moderated campaign" that didn't "energize a progressive base."
  • AOC appeared to dunk on Kyrsten Sinema as progressives and moderates feud, saying there isn't anything 'maverick' about protecting the rich

    10/03/2021 3:24:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 10/02/21 | Kelsey Vlamis
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to take a shot at fellow Democratic lawmaker Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a tweet on Saturday as progressives and moderates struggle to agree on key pieces of legislation. "There really isn't anything maverick, innovative, or renegade about being a politician that works with corporate lobbyists to protect the rich, short-shrift working families, and preserve the status quo," Ocasio-Cortez wrote, adding its one of the "most conventional ways to navigate politics." She didn't mention the Arizona senator by name, but the tweet was posted hours after a report suggested Sinema wanted to be remembered as a "maverick,"...
  • Exclusive: Progressive to Fine Unvaccinated Employees, Compares Them to Smokers

    09/10/2021 12:03:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Uncover ^ | 9/10/2021 | Michelle Edwards
    In an internal email, provided exclusively to UncoverDC, Progressive, one of the largest car insurance providers in the United States, informed its employees on Sept. 8 that beginning January 2022, workers who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will pay a $25 surcharge per paycheck, or $650 for the year. The company, who boasts the popular—and always maskless—character “Flo from Progressive,” declined to reference a specific source for the data used to make its decision, declaring: “At this point in the pandemic, we know that unvaccinated individuals are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID. The average cost...
  • Mom arrested after 12-year-old girl gives birth to 24-year-old man’s baby at Oklahoma hospital

    07/30/2021 4:53:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/30/2021
    Juan Miranda-Jara, who admitted to being the newborn’s biological father; the man also told them he and the pre-teen entered into a relationship last October... Thursday, police announced that they had also taken the victim’s mother, Desiree Castaneda, into custody. Castaneda and other relatives are accused of knowing about and permitting the unlawful relationship between the man and child.... “There are photos of the family throwing a baby shower for the victim and the suspect,” The 12-year-old girl’s father is in prison serving a 12-year sentence for a rape conviction, police said, adding that the case was unrelated.
  • After A Year Of Self-Flagellation, U.S. Olympic Patriotism Is Confused

    07/28/2021 8:57:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2021 | Elle Reynolds
    “Sports is like a war without the killing,” once said Ted Turner, the founder of CNN whose greatest achievement is probably owning the Atlanta Braves.Cheering for your country on the field or in the stadium elicits competitive patriotism, giving nations around the world a chance to trample each other to victory without anybody getting shot. The Olympics offer this opportunity on a scale no other sporting competition does. A National MomentThe 1980 Winter Olympics famously brought us the Miracle on Ice, in which the U.S. hockey team bested its heated Cold War rival the Soviet Union in a 4-3 upset....