News of the Week for January 24th, 2016
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Supreme Court to rule on Obama immigration orders
The justices also added a question on whether Obama’s action violated the Constitutional provision that he “take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
“Fast & Furious” rifle capable of taking down helicopter found in “El Chapo” cache
A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.
Senator During Gun Control Hearing: I Don’t Want to Hear About This Constitution Thing
During a Senate hearing on President Obama’s use of executive orders to curb the constitutional authority granted by the Second Amendment, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski ?said she didn’t want to get bogged down with “constitutional arguments.”
New York Bills Would Prevent No-Fly List Members From Obtaining Carry Licenses
Second Amendment group, state senator voice opposition to bills
Due to coverage of guns, bill introduced to register journalists
A South Carolina lawmaker cited coverage of guns when he introduced a bill Tuesday that would require journalists in the state to register with the government before reporting news.
Heckler & Koch Build AR500 Boba Fett Ballistic Armor
Star Wars is cool. Boba Fett is cool (even if he never does anything in the movies). Ballistic Armor is cool (and important). But what would happen when you combined the iconic Mandalorian armor that Boba Fett wears with real-world ballistic armor? Well, H&K has the answer with their new AR500 Armor.
Jimmy Carter in 1977: “We will run out of oil by 2011”
Turns out, he was WRONG.
Global Warmists Angry Half The Earth Isn’t Covered In Ice
A new study suggests global warming has prevented another ice age, and global warming fanatics are really upset
NOAA Butchers Math in Report Claiming 2015 Was Hottest Year Ever
Are you perspiring? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA), by now, the sweat should be pouring down your face because 2015 was the warmest year ever recorded. But, if you are feeling cool, calm and collected, perhaps it’s because the “record” temperature numbers presented by NOAA were either wrong or someone messed up, somehow.
Climatistas: Party Like It’s 1998!
Have you heard? The climatistas are popping the champagne (thereby releasing more CO2) over the “official” news that 2015 was the hottest year ever, and by no small margin.
Obama To “Award” 13 Cities $1 Billion To Help Them Become “More Climate Resilient”…
He’s so generous with our money.
Hottest Shattering Year since the last one: Five reasons it was not hot, and not relevant
Tell the world, 2015 is the hottest year since 2010.
Government in Healthcare
Sanders Adviser: Berniecare Would Increase Total Federal Spending by 55 Percent (at Least)
Yesterday, the Bernie Sanders campaign put out a fiscal score for Sanders’ plan to replace the entire U.S. health-care system with a government-run single-payer regime. The score was generated by Gerald Friedman, an economist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and it illustrates why Berniecare is an utter fantasy.
“First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”
A phrase I read for the first time today, but which explains how the fates of Jews and Christians are intertwined.
Jihadi Go Splat: Sniper Gives Islamists A Marksmanship Lesson…
Definite feel good video of the day…
Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed
The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.
Journalists Attacked In Calais Migrant Camp, Pro-Immigration Activists Urge Them To Remove Evidence From Internet
Two Dutch film makers have been attacked in the infamous Calais Jungle camp by migrants wielding pepper spray and a knife. Members of the Calais Migrant Solidarity group have urged them to remove the clip from the Internet, stating menacingly: “You are not doing yourself a favour by putting it online as I think this is not what you came for to Calais…”
The “New Cuban Missile Crisis” Mystery Deepens
A U.S. Hellfire anti-tank missile — a weapon launched from Predator drones in anti-terrorism operations, among other uses — found its way into the hands of Cuba’s government in 2014.
Cruz Seeks to Block Joint U.S.-Cuba Security Exercises
Demands return of dummy Hellfire missile
Family of cousin of Paris attacker file murder complaint over her death
The family of Hasna Aitboulahcen, a cousin of alleged Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud who helped him on the run and died with him in a police raid, have filed a murder complaint, their lawyer said.
Tajikistan removes headscarves from 1,700 women and shaves beards off 13,000 men to tackle jihadism
Police uncovered and closed down 162 shops and stalls selling hijabs
Hawaii may become first state to use DNA tests to allocate benefits
Hawaii is now taking comments on a proposed rule change that would allow the state to use DNA tests in qualifying for benefits limited to native Hawaiians.
Sanders Open to Raising Middle-Class Taxes for Healthcare
He argues taxpayers would save in the end
GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire
After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump’s and Ted Cruz’s to lose.
Portland Community College to devote an entire month to “whiteness”-shaming
The school says the month is an “educational project” exploring how the “construct of whiteness” creates racial inequality.
Arizona Trial to Scrutinize Polygamous Community
Government alleges city leaders, law enforcement serve at bidding of church leaders
California colleges to make proving innocence a punishable offense
Advocates for due process knew this day was coming. We knew that one day colleges would notice that there was only one way for students accused of sexual assault would be able to defend themselves and that the colleges would make that defense itself a violation of policy.
RNC Officially Cancels February NBC Debate
According to Politico, the RNC has voted to officially sever ties with NBC for debate coverage, which will have the result of canceling the scheduled February 28th debate in Houston. The move came after the debacle of a debate hosted by CNBC back on October 30th that was widely panned (by critics on both the right and left) as one of the worst jobs any network has ever done of hosting a debate.
James O’Keefe’s Common Core Videos Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg, Part I
Muckraker James O’Keefe is releasing undercover Common Core videos. The reasons kids learn so little are even worse than he shows.
Student accused of rape told not to seek counseling because his accuser had priority
“This case has taught me that gender discrimination does exist”
Professor requires students write 8-page “commitment to social justice”
Students also told to Like left-wing Facebook pages
Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs
Hillary Clinton’s emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government’s most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers.
Ready for a 26th right-to-work state?
Less than a year after Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work state, West Virginia’s on the verge of being number 26.
Report: 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court
Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka “Judge Judy,” serves on the Supreme Court.
Legislation would deny education to accused students
One would like to believe that any college student found responsible for sexual assault was actually responsible for the crime. But far too often on college campuses, students are being branded as rapists because of campus kangaroo courts that ignore due process and, under pressure from the government, find students responsible regardless of the evidence.
Indie music publicist who was forced to resign after being accused by multiple women of sexual harassment breaks his silence blaming misconduct on “a losing battle against drugs and alcohol”
Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors accused Life or Death PR founder Heathcliff Berru of sexual misconduct, forcing him to quit as CEO
Mpls. “Cuddle Party” Chapter Teaches Communication, Boundaries
A growing number of people in the Twin Cities are finding great comfort in Cuddle Parties. It’s a monthly meet-up to better explore communication and boundaries, and yes to touch.
Trump’s Immigration Position in 2013 Was Verbatim the Same as Rubio’s Current Position
Just like all the other conservative positions that Donald Trump allegedly holds, the evidence is mounting that he has been an immigration hardliner for about five minutes. Courtesy of Ann Coulter, who somehow thought this would help Trump, here is a tweet from Donald Trump in 2013, explaining that his position is exactly the same as Marco Rubio’s.
California Liberals Want Your IRA–Automatically
Covered California has been such a success at driving up healthcare premiums and blowing through $1 billion in federal subsidies that the state legislature’s liberal Democrats are poised to launch “Secure Choice” in an effort to take over Californian’s individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
Oberlin College President rejects 14-page student Demand list
Responds by saying will not respond to unilateral demands and defends faculty and staff.
Strong Evidence Suggests a Super Earth Lies beyond Pluto
Astronomers have found compelling hints of a huge, unseen world that may reside in the murky reaches of the Kuiper Belt
Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto
The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.
Nudists claim discrimination after being banned from pool in Huntington Beach
About 15 nudists told council members that City Manager Fred Wilson “arbitrarily imposed” a regulation last year preventing their group, Naturists in the OC, from reserving the City Gym and Pool, which they have been doing for the past eight years.
Student suspended after carrying classmate to nurse
A Texas mother is defending her son who was suspended after helping a fellow student who was having an asthma attack.
Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core
A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core.
Former CIA Official: “Zero Ambiguity” Over Hillary’s Email Conduct, “Absolutely” Endangered Lives
In a powerful interview on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, former CIA officer Charles Faddis delivered succinct, devastating responses to anchor Bill Hemmer’s questions about the latest revelations pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Cruz Reports Raising $700K After Iowa’s Branstad Called for His Defeat
Sen. Ted Cruz, responding to a barrage of attacks from a sitting GOP governor and businessman Donald Trump, Wednesday said his campaign raised $700,000 in the hours after he was pointedly criticized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses
New York City is poised to reshape how it treats many so-called quality-of-life offenses, softening its stance toward low-level infractions like public urination and drinking alcohol in public by steering those cases away from the criminal court system.
Union Submits 600K Signatures In Support Of $15 Minimum Wage
A prominent California union submitted 600,000 signatures Tuesday in an effort to get its $15 minimum wage bill on the November ballot.
“It was a super primal sexual experience”: Group of women make extraordinary claim that they have hybrid “ALIEN” children who (conveniently) live on giant spaceships
“Hybrid Baby Community” believe aliens have been harvesting their DNA
US teachers photograph their mouldy, crumbling classrooms
Detroit, Michigan is known for its dilapidated neighbourhoods full of abandoned houses. But its public schools seem to be falling apart, too. Teachers are so fed up with deteriorating school buildings that they have organised “sick-outs” – so many teachers call in sick that schools have to shut down – and posted photographs of their crumbling classrooms on Twitter.
Hollywood Hate: White Man Tells Stacey Dash She’s Not Black
The mushrooming media frenzy over the lack of black Oscar nominations continued Wednesday with a verbal assault on actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash after she suggested that black entertainers be consistent in their calls to end segregation in Hollywood.
“Fire Emblem: Fates” Edited for Western Release over Accusations of “Gay Conversion” Subplot
Fire Emblem: Fates is reworking one of the protagonist’s relationships with a supporting character, after the original context was criticized as a “gay conversion” scenario.
Twitter Looking For Ways to Ban People for Undesirable Political Views
I can’t say this bit of news is very surprising. As you can see by the headline, Twitter is allegedly looking for ways to ban people who hold political views the higher-ups there don’t find acceptable. We heard rumors about this for awhile, but this seems to be the first real leak we’ve gotten. The person who is putting this info out now is the same guy behind American Milo, which I reviewed here on the site. His name is Loren Feldman, and he has had a lot to say on Twitter today.
Chipotle’s Being Accused of Trying to Cover Up Its Norovirus Outbreak
Chipotle has reportedly been hit with a lawsuit that claims the chain attempted to conceal a norovirus outbreak.
Tech companies use materials mined illegally by children in Africa
Illegal child labor runs rampant at mines in the Republic of Congo, where a key ingredient used in rechargeable batteries is often found in popular electronics made by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., HP Inc. and Samsung Electronics, according to a recent report by Amnesty International.
“Free the Law” will provide open access to all
Harvard Law School and Ravel Law digitizing entire collection of U.S. case law
Clinton email exposed intel from human spying
At least one of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server contained extremely sensitive information identified by an intelligence agency as “HCS-O,” which is the code used for reporting on human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according to two sources not authorized to speak on the record.
Oscar-Winning Producer Denounces “Spoiled Brats” Crying “Racism”
“As far as Michael Moore is concerned, he is a socialist always looking to insert his brand of racist hatred. Spike Lee — haven’t I heard this from him before?” says “Schindler’s List” producer Gerald Molen.
Oscar Nominee: Forced Diversity Is Actually Anti-White Racism
Charlotte Rampling said the campaign to boycott the Oscars is racist towards white people.
New Hampshire Poll: Hillary Up 17 With Women, Bernie Up 42 With Men
There’s a lot of crazy stuff out there in the polling right now, and savvy consumers of polling should know better than to put too much stock in any single poll, or for that matter to get too carried away with primary polls, which have always been volatile and often been wrong. Still, some things in the polling bear watching, and the latest Suffolk New Hampshire poll of the Democratic race features a gender gap so massive it should set off alarm bells for Hillary Clinton not just in the primary but potentially the general election.
State Department Hints At Investigation Into Hillary’s Blackberry Decision
The State Department is investigating some of the questions raised in a Daily Caller article published this week which revealed that one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin, rejected the idea of the then-secretary of state using a government-issued Blackberry, an agency spokesman indicated Thursday.
Middle school students asked whether they are gay, poor or an immigrant during “kindness workshop” which parents say ended with pupils in tears
Students at West Allegheny Middle School were given workshop last week
Olympics Loosen Rules to Allow Pre-Op M-to-F Transsexuals to Compete with Women
There’s great news for adventurous male Olympic hopefuls: if they declare themselves women and reduce their testosterone below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to competition, they can compete against ladies.
Americans Account for One-third of All Global Charitable Giving
We are a generous, compassionate nation
Supermom Defends Children from Armed Carjackers at Florida Gas Station
Don’t mess with Momma
More Concerns Expressed about ALI’s “Affirmative Consent” Project by ALI Members
Last week, I posted about the latest iterations of the ALI’s draft provisions on sexual assault (the most recent of which was circulated in mid-December) and linked to my recent draft, Backpedalling in Place: The ALI’s Move from “Affirmative” to “Contextual” Consent. In short, my view is that the latest drafts differ only modestly from the approach of earlier drafts that have been sharply criticized, and that the differences do not address most of the problems.
Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run
Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s presidential race. His advisers and associates said he was galled by Donald J. Trump’s dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton’s stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side.
Soldiers Continue to Guard Tomb of Unknowns at Arlington During Historic Snowstorm
The snowstorm bearing down on the nation’s capital is not stopping the small group of soldiers who continually stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Much as they did during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Tomb Sentinels will brave the elements to continue guarding the hallowed memorial.
Oscars adopt diversity reforms after race controversy
The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors.
Oscar Winner Michael Caine: “You Can’t Vote for an Actor Because He’s Black”
Two-time Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine has weighed in on the Oscars diversity controversy, saying in a recent interview that while he personally believes that one black actor in particular should have been nominated at this year’s ceremony, “you can’t vote for an actor because he’s black.”
Fired professor sues, citing freedom speech
Louisiana State University professor Teresa Buchanan was fired for … well, we don’t know exactly.
Student cleared of rape still not welcome at his college
A 19-year-old Roanoke College student was accused of rape in March 2015 by a college freshman. He was charged by the district attorney, but it took a jury just 25 minutes to find him not guilty at the end of a trial that lasted one day. A campus sexual misconduct hearing also found him not responsible.
Lawsuit challenges practice of state gifts to private companies
Earlier this month the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments on procedural matters in a case that seeks to have declared unconstitutional the state’s practice of handing out gifts to businesses that agree to operate in Nevada and create jobs.
Brazil Has Fallen Into Its Worst Recession Since 1930s
Brazil, world-famous for its carnival celebrations in Rio and elsewhere, is canceling the festivities this year. As the Financial Times reports, across the country towns and cities “are being forced to scrap the annual carnival parade as the country is braced for what is expected to be the worst recession since at least the 1930s.”
Bernie’s “Free Stuff” Will Cost Taxpayers $19.6 Trillion in New Taxes
Our national debt is currently just over $18 trillion
IMF recommends paying refugees below the minimum wage
The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the positive effect of public spending on refugees on European GDP, but has also recommended that employers pay them less than the minimum wage. EurActiv France reports.
This Is What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like: Venezuela Prepares For 720% Hyperinflation
For citizens of Nicolas Maduro’s socialist paradise the news is terrible, and getting worse with every passing day.
Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Plan
54% Top Rate On Income, Capital Gains & Dividends, Double The Estate Tax
Norway’s Biggest Bank Calls For Country To Stop Using Cash
The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency.
Shocking video shows Swedish woman being harassed and groped by gang of “migrant” men
Woman films as she is harassed by at least two men in Sweden
Davos Boss Warns Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger
As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s refugee crisis, says Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
More people in Europe are dying than are being born
More people in Europe are dying than are being born, according to a new report co-authored by a Texas A&M University demographer. In contrast, births exceed deaths, by significant margins, in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S., with few exceptions.
UK Muslim Rape Gang Charged With Trafficking White Girls
Six men, five of which are from Muslim backgrounds, have been charged with the sexual exploitation, trafficking and rape of underage white girls in the town of Rochdale, Northern England.
Sweden’s Immigration Cover-Up
All across Europe, the cover-up is unravelling. For ideological reasons, and to a lesser degree due to misguided economic theories, Western Europe’s elites have pretended that importing millions of Muslims from countries ranging from Morocco to Afghanistan raises no issues and creates no problems. That this is untrue has been obvious for a long time, starting with the Turkish “guest workers” who never leave. But recent events have ripped the lid off the pretense that has dominated European discourse about immigration for many years.
Sweden: State-funded Muslim “Sniper” Training
The Swedish state is funding a “sniper” training course for recently-arrived Third World “refugees” as part of their “integration program”—despite the ever-growing refugee-terrorist attacks across Europe.
Farage Unloads On EU Elite Over Cologne Silence
Mr. Farage raised the issue of the mass migrant rapes and sexual assaults in Cologne in Germany, taking aim at the EU’s common asylum policy that he warned in April 2015 would result in a catastrophe for the continent.
You twitters very much, police said
Social media Twittering opponents azc should consider a visit from the police. Is it allowed?
Afghan man cuts first wife’s nose off for objecting to 6-year-old second wife
Don’t you hate it when your wife gets jealous? No one does more than Afghan men! That’s why one Afghan man cut his wife’s nose off when she heard of his plans to get a second wife.
Denmark in “meatball war” as town votes for ALL public buildings to serve pork in backlash against Muslim-friendly menus
Town council in Randers, central Denmark made pork a menu staple
Anti-Israel protest at Kings College turns violent
Rising tide of “pro-Palestinian” intimidation tactics on campus.
Denmark announces unvaccinated refugees have brought diphtheria into the country after a 20-year absence
Two Libyan refugees who arrived in Denmark found to have diphtheria
Posting “xenophobic” posts on Facebook in Germany could result in your children be taken by social services
Who spread radical or xenophobic views, risking not only the sympathy of his fellow men and bonus jeopardized his job. Even the right in dealing with one’s own child is at risk. This is especially true when xenophobic Facebook postings, warns the German lawyer information.
Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic
Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on mosquito-borne virus Zika spread Friday, as the United States expanded a travel warning for pregnant women over the illness.
Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest
Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest as protests over unemployment across the country descended into violence in some cities.
German Government Can’t Account for 600,000 Refugees
German government statistics show that more than 600,000 refugees seeking asylum have failed to make a formal application to remain in country and the government doesn’t know where they are.
Man banned from having sex unless he tells police 24 hours in advance
A man has been banned from having any form of sexual activity with a woman – unless he tells police 24 hours beforehand.
NOT GUILTY: Gregory Alan Elliott verdict means “free speech has won the day”
After a legal battle that dragged on for three years , Gregory Alan Elliott has been found not guilty. In 2012, Elliott was charged with criminal harassment after arguing with feminist activists on Twitter. He’s suffered through a tortuous court case that has cost him nearly one hundred thousand dollars.
5 dead, 2 critically injured in northern Saskatchewan school shooting
Five people are dead and two in critical condition after a school shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche.
La Loche, Sask., shooting leaves 4 dead, others wounded
Four people have died in a shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche, RCMP say. An unspecified number of people have been wounded.
Court Rules Migrants Can Drive Without Licence If They “Lost Documents” En Route
Newly arrived migrants in Sweden can now enjoy two and a half years or more driving without any sort of licence, putting themselves and others at risk, thanks to the judgement of a Swedish court.
Vicars should grow BEARDS to reach out to Muslims in their areas, says Bishop of London
Rt Rev. Richard Chartres praised two priests who had grown bushy beards
Jeremy Corbyn wants a Northern Ireland-style “power sharing” deal for the Falklands
Argentina’s outgoing ambassador in London, Alicia Castro, says Jeremy Corbyn wants a deal which would allow her country and Britain to govern over the islands together
Migrants Storm Calais Ferry
Earlier today, a group of around 500 Middle Eastern migrants broke off from a demonstration protesting conditions in a migrant camp in Calais and stormed the ferry that crosses the Channel to England
U.K.: Migrants with more than one wife will get EXTRA benefits under new reforms
IMMIGRANTS with many wives will actually get extra benefits under reforms to Britain’s welfare system.
Is America Racist?
Is it — as President Barack Obama said — “part of our DNA”? Author and talk-show host Larry Elder examines America’s legacy of racism, whether it’s one we can ever escape, and in the process offers a different way of looking at things like Ferguson, crime, police and racial profiling.
America now has more breweries than ever. And that might be a problem.
It was a startling announcement: As of Dec. 1, 2015, the Brewers Association had counted 4,144 breweries in the United States, the most ever operating simultaneously in the history of the country. According to historians, the previous high-water mark of 4,131 was set in 1873.
Inviting foreigners to intervene in US elections
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer must’ve figured he was throwing a hanging curveball to Jordan’s King Abdullah the other day.
Dubuque isn’t liking AFFH; neither will the rest of America
I wrote here about how the federal government, pursuant to its Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) agenda, is forcing the city of Dubuque, Iowa to provide low-income housing to residents of Chicago. As in almost all of my writing about AFFH, I relied on the reporting of my friend Stanley Kurtz.
We Are Sick of Paying the Price for Elitists to Feel Smug
A lot of us complain that our elite betters are ignoring our concerns, but nothing could be further from the truth. They have heard us all right. They have gotten together to come up with a solution to the many problems we have brought to their attention. And that solution is for us to shut up and keep sucking up whatever abuse they choose to heap upon us.
Down Go The Unions?
Oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association was a disaster for public unions.
Europe’s Betrayal of Women
From Pat Condell
The Nation That Gave the World the Magna Carta Is Dead
The British Parliament on Monday debated whether or not to ban Donald Trump from the country for the crime of saying that in light of jihad terrorist attacks, there should be a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration into the U.S.
Drunk Sex Is Rape? Barnard College Promotes Alcohol-Related Accusations
“Alcohol [does not equal] Consent” — flyers bearing this bold headline have been posted in dormitories at Barnard College, according to Toni Airaksinen, a student at the elite all-women’s sister school of Columbia University.
What Is Cultural Marxism?
To understand the emergence of political correctness, social justice, modern feminism, etc., one must first understand the history of critical theory/Cultural Marxism.
Tech’s “Frightful 5” Will Dominate Digital Life for Foreseeable Future
There’s a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let’s call it, Who’s Losing?
One Tough Nerd to Pick a Fight With
After a somnolent, nearly hour-long presentation focused primarily on touting his own efficacy and nudging historians toward a favorable view of his presidency, viewers surely sprung to life when President Barack Obama indulged in a rare moment of self-criticism in his final State of the Union address. “It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency,” Obama confessed, “that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”
America 2016: Burn It All Down!
This is an era of bipartisan anger and populism. It was in 2008, and it still is today.
Hillary Clinton Can’t Blame Michigan’s Governor For Flint’s Water
Flint’s water crisis is not simply about some evil, racist Republican who didn’t care about poisoning children.
The End of Saudi Arabia?
A more detestable regime than Saudi Arabia could not be found. Arguably the most repressive regime on earth. An absolute monarchy. A Wahhabist theocratic nightmare that arms ISIS. Only North Korea may be worse, and North Korea does not put women in burqas or have any areas where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. It is a close call. At least North Korea does not ban alcohol.
Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal
What we learned from Hurricane Katrina: No matter what happens, it’s never the governor’s fault. What we’ve learned from the contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich.: It’s always the governor’s fault.
Why Nothing Has Changed Despite The Planned Parenthood Video Expose
Abortion proponents already know that abortion ends a child’s life, as the Planned Parenthood undercover videos display. They just think a mother has a right to make that choice.
GOP Senators Have Knicker-Twisting Party At the Thought Of A Ted Cruz Candidacy
There can be no greater endorsement of someone who poses a real threat to the Washington establishment than this story from CNN: The Ted Cruz pile on: GOP senators warn of revolt should he win nomination.
Social Justice Warriors Need To Get A Sense Of Humor About Trans People
Trans people shouldn’t be off-limits for comedians. That some social justice warriors think they should be just shows they need to lighten up.
Trump vs. Sanders? Get Ready for a Populist Disaster
The 2016 primaries in both parties continue to be driven by populist revolts in both parties, and the currents within those electorates have pushed non-traditional candidates to the verge of victory.
Will higher California minimum wages lead to more automation?
After the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance this summer to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, Richard LoGuercio spent the following weekend driving around a nearby city, looking for warehouses to move his business.
How Bernie Sanders will convince America to vote for a Socialist
Hillary should be afraid, very afraid. Should we?
Paths To The Nomination: Trump, Cruz, And Rubio
We’re far enough along in the Republican primary process that we can begin to project how the top three might be able to win the nomination.
The hereditary union serfdom of Pennsylvanian teachers.
“Hereditary” is not quite the right term – but it comes close, as this report by the Commonwealth Foundation makes clear: “…a closer look at how unions run their own organization reveals a stunning lack of accountability by union leadership toward union members.”
Against The Establishment
It’s a pretty sad day when Joy Reid of MSNBC makes more sense to me than National Review.
National Review Special Issue against phony conservative … Newt Gingrich
The “Against Trump Special Issue” is not unprecedented.
Bernie Sanders has a Eugene V. Debs problem
Eugene V. Debs is Bernie Sanders’ political hero. A picture of the socialist union organizer hung in city hall when he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont. A plaque honoring Debs is now by the window in Sanders’ Senate office. In 1979, Sanders even directed a glowing half-hour tribute—released on vinyl record—to “a socialist, a revolutionary and probably the most effective and popular leader that the American working class has ever had.”
The New Sagebrush Rebels
On January 2, 2016, a group of individuals from several western states took control of the headquarters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy, declared that the immediate reason for the illegal takeover of the then-unoccupied facility was the imprisonment of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steve Hammond for burning federal lands. But the group’s broader objective is the transfer of federal public lands to state and local governments, an objective shared by many rural westerners, though few agree with the group’s radical methods.
Is It 1912—or 1824?
Political pundits and historians always like to analogize the current election cycle to a past election cycle, though I think a case can be made that each cycle is unique and non-repeatable. On the surface, it might look like we might be heading for a repeat of 1912, when a Republican split led to the independent candidacy of Teddy Roosevelt and handed the White House to Woodrow Wilson. That, I am sure most sensible people will agree, was a blunder.
Dumbing Down University
Closing the minds of tomorrow today.
The Pump-and-Dump Feminist
Reina Gattuso (@reinagattuso on Twitter) is a Harvard-educated feminist and a compelling argument for why men should be warned to avoid Harvard-educated feminists. If it were up to me, heterosexuality would be strictly prohibited at Harvard University for the very reason that no man should ever have sex with the kind of women who attend Harvard University, of whom Reina Gattuso is a typical example.
Reminder – San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro had less responsibility than Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin
Currently Sec. of HHS, he’s learning how to speak Spanish as part of grooming for Hillary’s Veep.
Christians, Conservatives, Men, and White People Are Not Responsible For Your Problems
Today, people will not shut up about their problems. They want to let you know about every issue they have, every “microaggression” and every time they’re offended. It’s a bottomless sea of discontent.
An immediate GOP purge won’t work
The GOP Establishment of “biggish government works just fine” needs to go away. They need to either join the Democrats or just retire and let “the base” (which allegedly loves freedom and libery) run things. That’s a fine thought to have, but there seems to be a split on how to actually make that happen.
Let’s hear it for Senator Perdue
When Democratic presidents nominate leftist minority group members to the federal bench, it’s win-win for them. Either they get a leftist confirmed plus the right to brag about how much they’re doing for minorities or the Democrats can castigate Republicans for being mean to minorities.
What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court’s New Immigration Case
Twenty-six states have sued the Obama administration for making regulations that directly contradict law and inflict taxpayers with millions of dollars in costs for illegal immigrants.