News of the Week (April 9th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for April 9th, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

Montana House Passes Bill to Help Create a Gun Rights Sanctuary State
Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would take big steps towards making the state a sanctuary for gun rights by prohibiting state enforcement of most federal acts restricting firearms, magazines or ammunition. If signed into law, it would effectively stop any such federal acts in practice within the state.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Intolerant Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By “Climate Deniers”
Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.

House Hearing on “Climate Science”: Eyewitness Report and Thoughts
Democratic members of the Committee did everything they could to remain alarmist and keep the Republicans confused.

Professor Michael Mann destroys the case for action on climate change
The House Science committee heard from three climate scientists. The testimony of the activist, Michael Mann, destroyed the case for strong public policy action to fight climate change. He deserves attention. Sadly, the attention has been on the least important parts of his testimony.

SCIENCE VS. DOGMA ON CLIMATE
It is increasingly clear that the battle over global warming consists of science on one side, and politically-motivated dogma on the other. Ken Haapala of the Science and Environmental Policy Project offers historical context

Shale Transforms the Global Gas Market
Or perhaps more accurately, American shale gas is helping to create a global gas market. For years, natural gas needed pipelines to make its way from seller to buyer, and owing to that, most natural gas contracts were long-term and often linked to the price of oil.

An Engineer’s Explanation of Climate Change
In this essay I will attempt to describe an explanation of climate change that may likely pertain to many (most all) time-scales. But before I do, I would like to make some comments about ice-core analysis – salient and significant observations that nonetheless get little to no attention for some very strange reason.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

CA Bill Proposes Free Health Care for All, but Has No Funding Plan
Nearly every human culture has a folk tale — or more than one — about an unending source of wealth. Sometimes it’s spinning straw into gold; sometimes it’s a goose that lays golden eggs or that gives golden feathers; sometimes it’s a magic hand-mill that will grind out your heart’s desire; sometimes it’s a magic purse that’s always full no matter how much you spend.

Ryan: Healthcare Deal Still at “Conceptual Stage”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said today that GOPs are still at the “conceptual stage” of figuring out how to tweak the American Health Care Act to get enough votes in the lower chamber.

Trump Should Stop Obama Scheme That Steals Money For Obamacare
What started off as a juicy rumor by a controversial website is gaining credibility, and may soon balloon into a damning scandal for former President Barack Obama and his signature health insurance program.

Killin’ Time (and Doctors)
As we’ve noted over the years, Britain’s Much Vaunted National Health System© may offer free health “care,” but free isn’t necessarily (or even usually) fast.

 

War & Terror

 

St Petersburg Metro explosion: At least 10 dead after “shrapnel-filled devices” explode
At least 10 people have been killed after explosions on two carriages on the Saint Petersburg subway.

Lithuania fears Russian propaganda is prelude to eventual invasion
The Kremlin’s attempts to rewrite history are seen as threats by Baltic states similar to its justification for annexing Crimea

Attackers Fire Grenades at Police in South Thailand; 6 Hurt
Gunmen with grenade launchers and other heavy weapons attacked a police checkpoint early Monday in southern Thailand, injuring six officers, in what appeared to be the latest violence by Muslim separatists who have been fighting for more than a decade.

North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt “World Should Be Ready”
A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies.

Stopping the Unstoppable: How will the U.S. Defeat Missiles of the Future?
Earlier this year, former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert asserted that current ballistic missile defense technology would “reac[h] the asymptote of our limits” within “about ten years.” This fact stands in stark contrast to another cold reality: the offensive ballistic missile capabilities of U.S. adversaries only appear to be accelerating. Despite critics’ calls to shy away from investing in ballistic missile defense (BMD) to address this threat, the U.S. must continue to vigorously research and develop revolutionary BMD technologies. Otherwise, it risks allowing the balance of offensive and defensive ballistic missile capabilities to grow increasingly asymmetric as defensive technological progress becomes asymptotic.

Chinese wary about U.S. missile system because capabilities unknown: experts
China is steadfastly opposed to the deployment of advanced U.S. anti-missile radars in South Korea because it does not know whether the defenses, intended for North Korean missiles, are capable of tracking and countering Beijing’s own nuclear program, experts say.

US Navy Kicked Out Of Cambodia, And All Signs Point To China
Cambodia has sent the U.S. Navy packing, the U.S. embassy in Cambodia reports.

Towards High Noon in U.S.-China Relations
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded his maiden visit to China on March 19 in cordial tones and warm handshakes.

Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council
President Trump has removed chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon from his role on the National Security Council (NSC), a senior White House official said Wednesday.

President Trump, King Abdullah, and the Syrian refugees
Jordan’s King Abdullah has been at the White House meeting with President Trump. Today Trump and Abdullah did a joint press conference in the Rose Garden. News coverage has focused mainly on Trump’s outraged response to Assad’s chemical gas attack in Syria, and whether it will lead to military action by the U.S. That could develop into a major story, particularly after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confronted Russian officials at today’s Security Council meeting.

Next Job for US Air Force: Space Cop?
The United States Air Force may become a sort of space cop in the not-too-distant future.

Report: Russian warship in Mediterranean headed towards U.S. destroyers that attacked Syria
Could just be an overhyped coincidence but Putin has been known to engage in petty provocations of U.S. ships since Trump took office. He may feel he has no choice but to rattle his saber after last night. By attacking, Trump defied Russia’s umbrella of protection over Assad. If Putin doesn’t respond somehow, even if it’s nothing more than making a show of parking a Russian ship near the two American destroyers, he risks looking weak in his first big test of wills with Trump.

THE MESSAGE IN THE MISSILES
Last night President Trump authorized the destruction of the air base from which the Syrian butcher Assad had launched insidious sarin gas attacks earlier this week. Our destruction of the air base was executed through the use of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Russia Slams U.S. Strikes, Warns “New WMD Attacks Can be Expected”
After the pre-dawn U.S. strike on a key airfield in Syria, Russia rushed to the defense of ally Bashar al-Assad while Syrian rebels warned that the United States must persist as civilians are in danger of retaliatory attacks from the Syrian leader.

Not Good: Rice Told NPR In Jan. Obama Admin. Removed “Chemical Weapons” From Syria
Late Thursday night, president Trump approved missile strikes against the Assad regime in Syria in response to their most recent chemical weapon attacks on civilians this week.

TERROR IN SWEDEN: At least five people dead after hijacked truck rams pedestrians in Stockholm shopping centre and “three gunmen” open fire before police bundle a suspect to the ground
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Carnage on streets of Swedish capital leaves five dead and dozens more hurt

Palm Sunday attacks on Tanta and Alexandria churches leave dozens dead and injured
As Egyptian Christians celebrate Palm Sunday, two deadly blasts at Tanta’s Mar Girgis Church and Alexandria’s St Mark’s Cathedral killed and injured dozens in the deadliest attack on Copts in years

Palm Sunday attacks: 43 dead, more than 100 injured in church bombings carried out by ISIS in Egypt
At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured in two separate Palm Sunday attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, each carried out by the ISIS terror group.

 

National

 

White College President Tells Black Lives Matter: “I Don’t Deal in Demands”
Yes! They finally heard what they needed to hear!

Leading Conservative Groups Stand With Freedom Caucus After Trump Attacks
A group of conservative leaders defended the House Freedom Caucus for sticking to its principles in the debate over the House health care bill on Friday.

Arrests are down in Los Angeles and across California (Is the Ferguson Effect responsible?)
There has been a significant decline in arrests in Los Angeles even as crime is rising in the city. Today the LA Times looks at what is behind the drop in arrests

First in the Nation: California Attempts “Fake News” Ban
Next week, the California Assembly will be one of the first legislatures to try to ban so-called “fake news,” and it could have sweeping ramifications for social media users across the state.

Top Obama Adviser Sought Names of Trump Associates in Intel
White House lawyers last month discovered that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Sen. Warren’s Protégé Looks to Unseat California Republican
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) ally and former Harvard Law School student Katie Porter announced on Monday that she will run in 2018 to unseat Rep. Mimi Walters (R., Calif.).

Here Come the Pizza Gestapo
Another gift courtesy of Obamacare

NASA Just Unveiled Plans for Its Moon-Orbiting Spaceport: Deep Space Gateway
NASA’s goal of getting humanity to Mars has been developing for years, but while the space agency has been busily building and testing its most powerful rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS) – it’s fair to say we haven’t heard a lot of specifics about how and when it would transport astronauts to the Red Planet.

Men Confess to “Toxic” Sins of Manhood at University Confessional Booth
Adding to the proof that the left is basically a fundamentalist cult, the University of Regina has unironically set up a confessional booth so that men can confess to the sin of being … well … men. Masked as an initiative to combat sexual harassment, the university’s Man Up Against Violence program is a function of identity politics designed to emasculate men. The first step in that emasculation is requiring men to seek forgiveness for the sin of being a man.

NY Education Chief Supports Arguing in Favor of Killing Jews to Aid “Critical Thinking”
Oh, that’s nice for kids.

Cops Going Galt
Cops are pulling back and yes, “women and minorities” will be “hardest hit.”

Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies to Produce “Detailed Spreadsheets” Involving Trump
Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

High schooler writes “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times on Stanford application, gets accepted
A Muslim New Jersey high school student who answered a Stanford University application question “What matters to you, and why?” with “#BlackLivesMatter” – written 100 times – ended up getting accepted to the school.

Students boycott cafeteria over “neocolonial imperialist” food provider
The food justice trend hit Scripps College recently, where some students at the all-women’s institution boycotted their cafeteria last Thursday to protest the food provider, Sodexo, which they accused of being neocolonial imperialists.

Anti-Gorsuch Activist: Neil Gorsuch Would Only Let Rich People Vote
Desperate for any reason to oppose an otherwise-qualifed nominee, left-wing activists resorted to outright lies about Judge Neil Gorsuch at a protest outside the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday.

Witches hex President Trump during protests involving brooms, cauldrons
Clearly, this is a “Witch Hunt”!

Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal
Her interest was not in national security but to advance the political interests of the Democratic party.

Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce “Detailed Spreadsheets” Involving Trump
Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“Equality”: Now Female Students Get Suspended Over Scant Allegations
Coastal Carolina University has suspended its cheerleading program amid allegations that the cheerleaders were involved in a prostitution ring. There have been no prosecutions, and there don’t appear to be any on the horizon, so controversy surrounds the school’s actions.

Yale punished male student for writing essay that said rape is an “irrational act,” lawsuit says
Yale is being sued for violating the Title IX rights of a male student accused of rape because it first punished him for writing an essay that called rape “an irrational act.”

Caucus Co-Chairman: Blue Collar Workers “Feel More Disconnected” to Dems Than Ever Before
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas), co-chairman of the Blue Collar Caucus, told PJM that he is ready to work with Republicans on trade and labor issues but argued that the White House has not followed through on President Trump’s campaign rhetoric about the North American Free Trade Agreement and other topics.

Sessions puts the brakes on Obama era “police reforms”
I suppose this one falls into the category of, “did you think he was kidding when he said it 500 times on the campaign trail?”

Were CA Republican State Senate Offices Infiltrated Watergate-Style?
California State Senators Janet Nguyen and Andy Vidak and staff members arrived to work at their Capitol offices one morning last week to find unlocked office doors, a pungent chemical smell, and discovered their carpets had been cleaned without prior notice or even authorization. What’s the big deal? Were the offices infiltrated Watergate-style?

Seventh Circuit holds that Title VII forbids anti-gay job discrimination
In a major decision breaking with every other federal appeals court to rule on the issue, the en banc Seventh Circuit held today that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination forbidden by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The vote was 8-3. The opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, by Judge Diane Wood, reasoned that sexual orientation discrimination is essentially indistinguishable from sex discrimination because the former relies on stereotyped concepts about how men and women should behave sexually and about with whom they should associate in their intimate lives.

GOP state senator Eric Brakey kicks off underdog 2018 bid to unseat Angus King
A young Auburn legislator who began his political career on the libertarian fringe of Republican politics announced an underdog 2018 run against independent U.S. Sen. Angus King in a video given to the Bangor Daily News on Monday.

This Self-Taught Programmer Is Bringing Transparency to California Politics
A laid-off grocery bagger learned to code and is now shining a light on spending by politicians, their campaigns, and outside groups.

Harvard Grad Students Start “Resistance School”
Sessions taught by former Obama campaign staffers

Uh-Oh. CNN Is Facing A Class-Action Discrimination Lawsuit Of Its Own
CNN and several of its affiliates could be following in its competitor, Fox News’s, fate as it faces a class-action discrimination lawsuit. While Fox News’ trouble stems from sexual harassment, CNN is facing charges of race discrimination from more than 175 former and current employees.

Obama Spied on Trump in 2011
As the investigation into the Trump wiretapping scandal continues, sources within the Trump Administration now confirm that surveillance activities were conducted on Donald Trump in 2011, during the time he was considering announcing a run for president.

Male victim of “Mattress Girl” harassment is victimized again by “closed-minded” judge
Former Columbia University student Paul Nungesser plans to seek justice from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously overruled a federal judge that blocked a male student from suing Columbia for reverse discrimination under Title IX.

Public university to host talk on animal-based sex fetishes
A discussion scheduled for later this month at California State University San Marcos appears slated to delve into the wild world of animal-based sex fetishes.

School stamps “LUNCH MONEY” on 2nd grader’s arm over low balance
Phoenix mother Tara Chavez contends officials at Desert Cove Elementary School humiliated her son in the lunch line last week.

Mom: Teen daughter received 3-year birth control implant during school field trip
Tulsa mother Miracle Foster is demanding answers from a Tulsa high school after she claims her 16-year-old daughter received a birth control implant while on a school field trip.

Calif. bill would provide whistleblower protection to students who record classroom activity
Right now, a state law in California forbids classroom recordings, but one lawmaker is working to carve out protections for student whistleblowers.

Student op-ed: Veganism a “white thing,” not sympathetic to “victims of racism”
It’s beyond cliché by now to say “just when you think you’ve heard it all”; unfortunately, almost every day something comes along to make you utter it yet again.

Woman walking around naked claims she’s a mermaid
A woman with webbed toes identified herself as a mermaid named Joanna after she was found mostly naked and walking along a dark road in the middle of the night in Fresno County.

A Roundup of Senatorial Rumblings
Senator Mitt Romney?

Republican Leads in First Montana Congressional Poll
While a lot of focus has been on Georgia’s 6th district, there are three other Republican-held seats with special elections: South Carolina’s 5th, Kanas’ 4th, and the at-large district in Montana. In that last one, last year’s Republican Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte faces off against Democrat and Montana musician Rob Quest to fill the seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Ben Sasse: Let’s face it, Joe Biden would have beaten Trump in a landslide
Gotta hand it to Sasse. The man knows how to troll.

Women’s March Takes Aim At Three Dems Who Voted To Confirm Gorsuch
The Women’s March is none too pleased that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed on Friday morning in a (slightly) bipartisan vote of 54-45. They’ve decided that they’ll be “coming for” Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) because they voted for Gorsuch.

MTV dumps gender-specific categories for Movie & TV Awards
MTV’s May ceremony will also include a nod to social activism by renaming its Best Fight category to Best Fight the System.

Grasshoppers and oysters are on the menu at Safeco Field this season
For the past seven years, at the start of baseball season, Seattle media are invited to Safeco Field to try the new menu items curated by Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell. And this year was no different. Chef Stowell says it’s the first year they’ve invited a bunch of local restaurants to serve food at the stadium.

Now Peter Singer argues that it might be okay to rape disable people
The New York Times lets the utilitarian philosopher make his most horrific argument yet…

Outrage Grows Over Cadbury Dropping Word “Easter” From Egg Hunts
First Toblerone did this (c’mon, what is that!?), and now Cadbury is acting, well, like a cad.

Disguising school lunches irk parents, draw scorn online
Pictures of lunches served to students at Mankato East High School are getting a lot of attention, mostly because they look disgusting.

KY teacher suspended for bizarre “animal porn” videos in elementary Spanish class
Parents of students at two Kentucky elementary schools were shocked when they learned about an “animal pornography” video shown to their children in a Spanish classes Tuesday.

“Not a crime”: NC student livid after campus security ignores bathroom peeper
A female North Carolina community college student who reported a man in the woman’s bathroom taking pictures under a stall claims campus security told her it’s “not a crime.”

“Unlearning” workshops at OU raise “brainwashing” concerns
The University of Oklahoma is defending its decision to offer students in greek life a series of “unlearning” workshops on topics such as racism, sexism, ableism, and classism.

Liberals will rue Becerra’s prosecution of Planned Parenthood video producers
Becerra late last month filed 15 felony counts against Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and his collaborator (or, in the parlance of the current indictment, co-conspirator) Sandra Merritt for making secret recordings of meetings with National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood executives in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere around the state.

“War on Cops” author Heather Mac Donald shouted down at UCLA by hysterical Black Lives Matter protest
Protester: “You have no right to speak!”

Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College
A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows.

Swing State Election Worker Charged With Illegally Changing Records To Allow Felons to Vote
A North Carolina election worker has been charged with illegally altering voter records so hundreds of felons could vote, The News and Observer reports.

University Teacher @LarsMaischak Advocates Death for President Trump
Lars Maischak teaches history at Fresno State University and hates all 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump

Behind the showdown on Mount Gorsuch
Writing slightly in advance of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this past Friday, I referred to the weak sisters among the GOP Senators who came through in the event. I also paid tribute to Senator McConnell’s “long game” in keeping Justice Scalia’s seat open and in overcoming the Democratic filibuster. The Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes now gives us an early look behind the showdown in “How Mitch McConnell won the battle to confirm Judge Gorsuch.”

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Trumka: Trump Can Side with Wall Street or Working Class
How President Trump balances the desires of Wall Street and the American working class will define his presidency, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Tuesday.

Arizona’s Governor to Licensing Boards: What Is It That You Do?
More than two dozen licensing boards have until June to give him an answer.

 

International

 

Miranda Devine: Reverse racism is now acceptable in Australia
IF you don’t think that multiculturalism and the politics of identity have become instruments of division in Australia, then you need to hear Tara Coverdale’s story.

The EU Casts Stones From Its Glass House
Well, this is rich. The European Union is chastising the United States after Donald Trump’s “energy independence” executive order signed earlier this week, saying that it’s now up to the EU and China to take the lead on curbing global emissions.

Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia
Multiple reports of Tasmanian Tiger sightings are starting to flow in from everyday citizens in Australia. Several people have recently claimed they’ve spotted the animal, which isn’t a tiger at all — and, despite looking very much like a species of dog, isn’t of canine lineage either – but a carnivorous marsupial. Spotting an interesting creature in Australia isn’t exactly a rare occurrence, but there’s one problem with these reports in particular: the Tasmanian Tiger is supposed to be extinct.

Australia: Hirsi Ali cancels visit after Islamists threaten “trouble,” call her “white supremacist”
Prominent author and critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali has pulled out of her visit to Australia due to security concerns. The organization hosting her – Think Inc – has been subject to harassment over her scheduled appearance for months.

Spanish minister tells UK to “not lose temper” over Gibraltar
Brexit-fueled dispute over land escalates

Chinese engineer “marries” robot after failing to find a human wife
“Wife” can identify Chinese characters and speak a few words, but hubby plans upgrades

Carbon-based filter which turns seawater into drinking water could help millions
A group of scientists in the U.K. created a membrane “sieve” capable of removing salt from seawater to make it drinkable by using graphene, a wafer-thin sheet of carbon atoms.

Against a ban on wearing masks – AIK soccer fans took to wearing the niqab.
“Thanks for the loophole” written on a banner directed against Anders Ygeman.

Swede Democrat leaders pen WSJ op-ed imploring Americans to avoid the mistakes Sweden made
Sweden’s largest “third party” is also one of its fastest growing, and the reason has to do with the fact that any Swede with two eyes and a willingness to accept reality for what it is, not what they would like it to be, sees that the current open-borders policy isn’t working and in fact is detrimental to their national interest.

Israel appoints its first female Muslim diplomat
Rasha Atamny, 31, from Baqa al-Gharbiya, will be heading to Turkey

Merkel Backs New Law Set To Criminalize Offensive or False Social Media Posts
Five months ahead of election, law could be used to intimidate critics of Merkel’s “Migrant Policy”

Europe’s Out-of-Control Censorship
If Facebook insists on the rules of censorship, it should at the very least administer those rules in a fair way. Facebook, however, does not even pretend that it administers its censorship in any way that approximates fairness.

British DJ sentenced to jail in Tunisia over dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer
A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail by Tunisia for remixing a Muslim call to prayer.

Venezuela opposition leader banned from running for office
Leading Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Friday that he has been banned from running for office for 15 years, a move sure to ratchet up tensions amid a growing street protest movement.

Swedish football fans protest mask ban by wearing niqabs
A group of Swedish football fans have launched a protest against a new ban on wearing masks at stadiums, exploiting an exception to the ban by wearing niqabs to cover their faces.

India grants glaciers legal personhood in effort to protect them
An Indian court granted Himalayan glaciers status as “legal persons” on Friday in a new conservation strategy that seems to be gathering momentum quickly.

 

Opinion

 

How to Lose a Majority
The very public intra-party fight between President Trump and the Freedom Caucus is just the latest twist in the ongoing fight over the philosophical, strategic and ideological direction of the Republican party. As has been his mode of operation since his candidate days, Trump has taken to Twitter to shame/intimidate/cajole members of his own party.

Even If They Confess “Hypermasculinity” Or Offer Women Respect, Men Can Never Win
The left can’t offer a consistent vision of masculinity’s proper role in society. So how do we teach our sons to be good men in today’s world?

Your teachers are lying. Get D’s if it means telling the truth.
After talking to a couple of brave high school rebels on Friday’s show, I’ve come to a new conclusion about today’s educational system

Are these rules somewhat like the Nuremberg race laws updated?
Reality check: The Loyola asshat farmers do not currently have much power off campus. Give them time. Give their graduates time to morph into angry little talent-free and unemployed asshats, looking to be hired by progressive governments, to fix people. Then see what happens.

What is the “Alt” Left?
Much has been written about the “Alt[alternative]-Right” It is attacked as a sort of updated paleo-conservatism—or anti-orthodox conservatism that promotes white identity, often dressed up with hip culture to appeal to younger right-wingers.

GOP infighting turns ominous for Trump and the GOP agenda
The political disaster that was the non-repeal of Obamacare last month was bad enough. But now its recriminatory aftershocks, fully joined by President Trump himself, augur ill for the future of the Republican agenda this year – and maybe beyond.

Legislative session an ad for Laxalt’s run for governor
There’s one Republican elected official who should be thrilled with the far-left proposals coming from legislative Democrats: Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

To End “Racism,” Let Someone Else Raise Your Baby
If you posit that “racism” (however defined by the Left) is the worst of all possible sins, then it follows that anything that can be done to eliminate the human tendency to flock together must be done. So get with the program, you cis-normal nazis

Americans No Longer Believe in the “Consent of the Governed”
Way back at the founding era, Americans took seriously the idea of the “consent of the governed.” As Greg Weiner noted recently, and as I’ve discussed elsewhere, this consent is exercised collectively, either in aggregating individuals’ votes or through voter representatives. But Americans at the Founding took seriously the idea that their consent could be conferred by their representatives. This belief has changed in the intervening couple of hundred years. On both left and right, Americans now talk about taxes being forced on them to pay for things for which they disapprove, even though their respective legislatures adopted the taxes. I doubt many Americans today seriously believe that they’ve consented to most of the laws and taxes that their legislatures adopt. What changed?

Democracy Dies in the Administrative State
In the age of Trump, the so-called “mainstream media” has once again been possessed of its manic Republican administration energy levels, determined to shine the light on government corruption and malfeasance stemming from the administration.

California Prosecutors Don’t Have A Case Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers
The state’s attorney general refuses to protect the rights of the unborn, while giving special rights to pro-abortion corporations.

Former Teacher: 7 Ways Schools are Creating “Empty” Children
How can we reverse the trend and raise vibrant, imaginative, and knowledgeable children?

New Frontiers in “Misogyny”
Just yesterday, I remarked how feminists abuse language by applying the word “misogyny” to normal male attitudes and behavior.

The President Is This Presidency’s Worst Enemy
The conservative commentariat is full of suggestions these days for how Donald Trump can salvage his first 100 days.

Woman Demands Doctors Sever Her Spinal Cord To Align Body To Mind, “Same As A Transsexual Man”
Let’s examine gender dysphoria, the underlying condition of identifying as transgender, with a similar but different body identity problem.

H. R. McMaster Engineers The Most Complete Victory Since Battle Of Midway
One of the initial foot-shots of the Trump administration, and for a short while I thought they had a runaway gun with a perpetual ammo supply, was the reordering to the National Security Council. There were two key components to the change from the way the Obama NSC was structured. Trump returned to the Bush-era rule of relegating the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence to an “as needed” role rather than them having a perpetual seat at the table by being members of the “principals committee.” This would probably have caused some excitement by itself but it was another feature of the reorganization that got everyone exercised. Steve Bannon was made a part of the principals committee. The atmospherics of tossing the JCS chairman and DNI off the prinicipals committee and elevating his “political strategist” to their position, especially in the context of everything else going on, was horrible.

LGBTQ Advocates Demand That Donald Trump Compiles A Registry Of All Gay Americans
A taskforce is condemning Trump for not collecting census data on gender identity. Because freedom from government intrusion no longer matters.

Constitutional Originalism or the “living Constitution”: Gorsuch’s nomination and a tale of two law profs
The Gorsuch nomination, pitting Originalism against a “living Constitution,” is a fight for America’s soul – so pay attention because this is important!

Society Can Never Make Up For The Husband Single Moms Don’t Have
Lacking either a natural or a legal bond to a fatherless child, “society” leaves both the child and his mother with nothing but hearts on social media posts.

Democrats: The Party of Hate
Two propositions: First, despite what you year from the left, Democrats are the true party of hate. Second, one way of confirming this is to take in the fact that the voice of reason on this point is . . . Bernie Sanders!

Ferguson: The Town That George Soros Couldn’t Shut Down
The last thing the Obama Justice Department wanted was to see Mayor James Knowles re-elected.

4 Lessons Conservatives Should Learn From Getting Gorsuch Through
Leaders of organizations that worked to help win Senate confirmation for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, say conservatives can learn valuable lessons from the process.

India grants glaciers legal personhood in effort to protect them
An Indian court granted Himalayan glaciers status as “legal persons” on Friday in a new conservation strategy that seems to be gathering momentum quickly.

“Hate” as a Synonym for “Republican”
The crude propaganda of the Democrat Party’s media machine isn’t likely to become any more nuanced and subtle anytime soon

How the Friend Zone is destroying America
Forget Islamic terror, an economic collapse or a rogue meteor strike. The real threat to the future stability of the United States is our falling birth rate, or at least that’s the somewhat tongue-in-cheek theory put forward by Hans Fiene at The Federalist earlier this week. All talk of “demographic tsunamis” aside, this is absolutely a matter of concern going forward and Hans has identified what he feels is the biggest weakness in the American baby-making ecosystem. There are simply too many guys being put in the friend zone by women.

Forfeiture of property should be tied to a conviction
A couple of weeks ago we editorially bemoaned the fact that no one had introduced a bill in the state Legislature to restrict the practice of law enforcement agencies seizing private property — homes, cars, cash and such — under the presumption it is the product of criminal activity, but without ever having to actually go through the due process of convicting someone of a crime — a process called civil asset forfeiture.

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