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  • America is now Iraq, thanks to the formula of media coverage on COVID

    01/15/2021 7:56:51 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    I remember how over a decade ago, it was fashionable to point out "the media never tells the good news" of what our soldiers were doing over in Iraq. What did we get? Here's what we got every day: 10 US soldiers killed....... 3 US soldiers killed...... 10 US soldiers killed...... car bomb wounds 18 US soldiers....... attack leaves US soldiers....... 8 US soldiers killed.... This is no different than how the media covers Covid. You ever heard about the falling percentage rate? I know I haven't. What are we hearing? Covid kills 50......... State of New York sets record...
  • Because Some Have Forgotten…

    01/01/2021 7:58:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 1, 2021 | John P. Warren
    We may be condemned to repeat the hangover from still another Socialist inebriant. Philosopher Georges Santayana would be rueful that yet another generation may well fall prey to the truth of his famous maxim. Yet, today’s inhalers of Keynesian hot air—the AOCs, the Sanders’ acolytes, and Bidenites sworn to progressivism—all think the crazy stuff of yesterday’s fools failed only because smart people like them didn’t control the levers of power. Author Amity Shlaes has recently given us Great Society, in which she reminds us that the economic distortions of yesterday’s “experts,” beginning with those on Kennedy’s New Frontier, season the...
  • Donald Trump: The Bull Moose Candidate of 2024?

    12/05/2020 10:00:27 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 42 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 12/5/2020 | Rachel Bucchino
    The presidential election of 1912 reflected a time of party division and booming progressivism in partisan politics, as former President Theodore Roosevelt led a robust movement of Republicans who opposed reflexive conservatism. Roosevelt, who served as president of the United States from 1901 to 1909, dove into a vigorous presidential campaign for the Progressive Party, or Bull Moose Party, advocating against President William Howard Taft and his leadership. Taft’s presidency triggered Republican party division, prompting Roosevelt to form the Bull Moose Party, a political faction within the Republican party, and made Roosevelt become a prominent third-party candidate on the presidential...
  • The coronabros are complete and total hypocrites

    11/08/2020 12:12:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/8/20
    Kayleigh McEnany Retweeted These Tweets were less than 11 hours apart. The coronabros are complete and total hypocrites.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 8, 2020
  • Foxx acknowledges ‘angst and fear’ triggered by homicides, looting, but denies her ‘social agenda’ is responsible

    10/30/2020 11:52:53 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 16 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 30, 2020 | Fran Spielman
    Embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Thursday she understands the “angst and fear” Chicagoans feel after two devastating rounds of looting and a 50% surge in homicides and shootings, but her “social agenda” is not responsible. Foxx said “everything is on the table,” including the possibility of reversing or modifying her controversial decision to raise the felony threshold for shoplifting offenses — from $300 to $1,000. Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd), whose downtown ward was devastated by two rounds of looting, bolted from the Democratic Party this week to endorse Republican Pat O’Brien. Reilly complained about Foxx’s failure to...
  • The liberal religious revival is growing and Godless

    10/26/2020 10:22:01 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-26-20 | Bobby Jindal
    Conservatives have been calling for a spiritual revival, another Great Awakening, to undo the cultural stagnation infecting the nation. Evangelicals debate whether they should engage in the political arena to address society’s ills. They agree on the need for increased religious fervor to solve the nation’s problems. They see in history a recurring Old Testament theme: that people persist in erroneous ways until they desperately turn to God, repent and flourish, only to repeat the cycle. Conservatives see these revivals occurring when things seem darkest and when believers were most prone to despair. Conservatives see signs of America’s decay in...
  • The Left’s War on the Constitution

    10/21/2020 9:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 21, 2020 | Rob Natelson
    Over the past decade, left-leaning opinion makers have been at war against the U.S. Constitution and our Founders. The nomination of originalist judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has provoked renewal of the onslaught. The assault takes several forms, which are discussed below. First, however, let’s see what triggered it.The Constitution limits and distributes political power. American “progressives” almost universally favor a very powerful central government so most do not think highly of the Constitution. Throughout the 20th Century, however, they generally avoided direct criticism. Instead, they contended that the Constitution authorizes, or even mandates, their political agenda.A good...
  • Fr. Altman: Progressives = Socialists = Communists

    10/11/2020 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 7 replies
    Alpha News, MN ^ | Oct 11, 2020 | Fr. Altman
    Father James Altman discusses 167 years of warnings from the last TEN popes about the evils of socialism, and how the US is under relentless attack by socialists NOW who openly operate in our country under sweet-sounding names like liberty, justice, love, & equality - "nothing more than adjectives for human exaltation ... man-made 'rights.'"
  • ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Restates Pope’s Progressivism

    10/04/2020 4:50:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 4, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    ‘Fratelli Tutti’ Restates Pope’s Progressivism Encyclical commends Gandhi, King, Tutu and Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb VATICAN CITY ( - In his longest encyclical yet, offering "a new vision of fraternity," Pope Francis restates his frequently repeated pronouncements on migration, markets, media, interfaith dialogue, populism, nationalism, redistribution of wealth and the death penalty.  A masked panel introduces Fratelli Tutti to the media Extensively citing his controversial "Human Fraternity" covenant with Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb and naming the Sunni leader five times in his encyclical Fratelli Tutti ("Brothers All"), Francis quotes the Qur'an affirming: "Whoever kills a person is like one who kills the whole of humanity,...
  • Newsom Bans Cars To Prevent People From Escaping California

    09/30/2020 5:41:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 26, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SACRAMENTO, CA—In a move to prevent Californians from fleeing by the millions, Gavin Newsom announced a ban on gasoline automobiles this week. The law will make it so that Californians can't drive away and escape the state in a matter of hours, forcing them to instead form migrant caravans and make the treacherous trek across the blistering deserts of the Southwest. "Now, they'll have to cross the desert on foot," Newsom said as he handed down the order. "I'll show them, trying to flee my progressive utopia! Ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • The 2020 US Presidential Election: A Seminal Moment in Western History

    09/04/2020 10:23:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies ^ | August 28, 2020 | Dr. Hanan Shai
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The US elections will be a contest not just between political figures and rival parties but between opposing worldviews. Biden’s intention to “Europeanize” American democracy would leave the international system bereft of the democracy that saved humanity multiple times from the calamities wreaked upon it by European utopian thought. President Donald Trump’s declaration in his Mount Rushmore speech of his intention to defend the traditional values of the United States, and Joe Biden’s declaration (backed by Bernie Sanders) of his intention to bring about a transformation of the United States, indicate that the 2020 elections will not be,...
  • How Black Lives Matter’s Hatred Of The Family Feeds Its Desire For Revolution

    07/18/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    By preserving culture and supporting children, the nuclear family consequently becomes the highest and most effective form of empowerment. By now, people are realizing that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is less an organization committed to improving the black community, and more a Marxist group exploiting racial tensions to push its agenda. According to a recent poll, “70 percent of respondents think that the movement has not improved race relations, with 38 percent saying Black Lives Matter has made race relations worse.” After so much agitation and protest, BLM has little to show for itself besides fomenting chaos in urban America...
  • 6 Ways To Raise A Patriot

    07/04/2020 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 4, 2020 | Rachel Campos Duffy
    6 Ways To Raise A Patriot WhatÂ’s the most patriotic thing you can do right now? Raise a patriot! One silver lining of recent political and cultural upheaval is that parents are finally waking up to the indoctrination of their children. IÂ’ve always known my kidsÂ’ schools were liberal, but it wasnÂ’t until COVID-19 homeschooling began that I discovered my sonÂ’s high school curriculum included Chinese communist propaganda videos. I sat at my kitchen counter with my jaw open as we watched an assigned video justifying and promoting the Chinese Communist PartyÂ’s inhumane population control policies with zero counterpoint...
  • Progressing the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2020 1:45:13 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 4th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Leftist citizens of the world are uncomfortable at the sight of unabashed and self-confident patriots celebrating the founding of a nation dedicated to undeniable truths. Tough. Let the micro-aggressions roll as we stand athwart the progressive junking of all that is good and decent. On our nation’s 150th anniversary in 1926, Republican president Calvin Coolidge gave a speech in which he responded to the progressive wave that was muddying the minds of the nation. Only thirteen years after the passage of the destructive 16th and 17th Amendments, Coolidge deftly reminded Americans not to discard principles that had served the nation...
  • The Revolution Devours its Father

    07/03/2020 4:00:38 PM PDT · by edwinland · 17 replies
    New Boston post ^ | July 3, 2020 | Joseph Tortelli
    Left-wing demonstrators and rioters have managed to achieve in a matter of weeks what courteous conservative thinkers failed to accomplish in a century: Knock Woodrow Wilson off his progressive pedestal. More than any other figure in American history, President Wilson embodied and popularized the 20th Century ideology known as Progressivism. Wilson’s eight years in the presidency created the template for the modern administrative state: a powerful executive branch, an oversized bureaucracy, the increased centralization of government, an unending demand for so-called legislative reforms, and multiplying federal agencies regulating more aspects of life. In a sense, the Wilson program of 1913...
  • Walter Lippmann explains why journalists apply the label of protesters to rioters

    05/31/2020 8:14:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Journalism today likes to provoke us, do you feel provoked? In the blueprint for modern journalism, "Public Opinion", Lippmann wrote on Page 355 the following: It is a problem of provoking feeling in the reader, of inducing him to feel a sense of personal identification with the stories he is reading. News which does not offer this opportunity to introduce oneself into the struggle which it depicts cannot appeal to a wide audience. The audience must participate in the news, much as it participates in the drama, by personal identification. Just as everyone holds his breath when the heroine is...
  • When Science Becomes a Cult

    05/30/2020 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | March 30, 2020 | William DiPuccio
    Skepticism is at the heart of the scientific method. Question everything. Test everything. Scientific knowledge is established by evidence, not authority. The method is sound, but the execution may be imperfect. That's why I have faith in the methods of science but not necessarily in scientists. Experts in science have a store of credibility that can be maintained only by their performance. I have a great deal of trust in the meteorologists at the National Weather Service because their forecasts are 80%–90% accurate (no weatherman jokes, please — I used to be one!). But if most of their predictions began...
  • The Coronavirus Fifth Column

    05/16/2020 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | May 16, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    As left-wing Democrat-controlled states continue to keep people in lockdown, it is becoming apparent that they are using the pandemic as a means to gain ultimate control of people's lives. In fact, leftists the world over are exploiting the pandemic in order to create their alleged utopias. Vanessa Vallejo, a Colombian activist and columnist explains that Whenever they come to power, communists work hard to create a clientele network that will vote for them and support them in the future. So instead of looking for real solutions to lift people out of poverty altogether, they offer them subsidies or useless...
  • Stop Pretending Pandemic Politics Are the New Norm

    04/01/2020 4:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | April 1, 2020 | Ben Shapiro
    "There are no libertarians in a global pandemic." So goes the smug punchline of large-government advocates who point to the necessity of collective action in the face of an unprecedented global crisis. Without government, they say, we'd all be dead. Few libertarians would disagree. The hardcore libertarians at Reason magazine aren't spending their days fulminating over the evils of government-required lockdown orders in the face of a fast-spreading, deadly disease. That's because they, like all other sentient human beings, recognize that collective action is sometimes necessary. But here's the dirty little secret: Institutional failures during this pandemic are more indicative...
  • Inside the Progressive Mind

    03/16/2020 10:43:27 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 21, 2013 | N. A. Halkides
    The Progressive believes in precisely two things: his own magnificence and the constructive power of brute force. In combination, they lead him naturally from the role of pestiferous busybody to brutal dictator. Where the productive man dreams of the things he might create if only left alone by his fellows, the Progressive dreams of the world he could create if only the lives and property of his fellows were at his disposal. The roots of his pathology lie in that oldest and most destructive of all human vices, the desire for the power to rule over other men. As naked...