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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
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by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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H.A.L.P.E.R. Spells Game Up for Obama´s Spies
Clarice Feldman
Stefan Halper was paid a substantial sum by the DOD's Office of Net Assessment... and [these] payments were made in July and September of 2016 when he was weaseling his way into the campaign – then we know we have the DNI, CIA, DOJ, FBI, Dept. of State and the Defense Department working for Hillary's election and to smear and create a basis for further spying on Trump and his campaign.

After Year of Investigation, Trump Can Rightly Claim Some Vindication
Jonathan Turley
If Trump and his counsel can be accused of overplaying the known facts, the media can be equally accused of ignoring the implications of the known facts. It should be a serious concern that the Obama administration used secret counterintelligence powers to target officials in the campaign of the opposing party. That is a practice we have widely criticized in other countries from Turkey to Russia to Iran.

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Week ending 20 May 2018

Cambridge Professor Outed as FBI Informant Inside Trump Campaign
A Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence has been outed as an agent who snooped on the Trump presidential campaign for the FBI. The revelation, stemming from recent reports in which FBI sources admitted sending an agent to snoop on the Trump camp, heightens suspicions that the FBI was seeking to entrap Trump campaign aides. The Halper revelation also shows the Obama administration's FBI began prying into the opposing party's presidential nominee earlier than it previously admitted.
Two Colleagues Contradict Brennan's Denial of Reliance on Dossier
Former CIA Director John Brennan's insistence that the salacious and unverified Steele dossier was not part of the official Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 election is being contradicted by two top former officials. These accounts are at odds with Brennan's May 2017 testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that the Steele dossier  was "not in any way used as the basis for the intelligence community's assessment" that Russia interfered in the election to help elect Donald Trump.
Giving Trump's Accomplishments Their Due
Robert Knight
I'm told by one of my favorite millennials that many of her friends have not heard anything at all positive about President Trump. The left, which turned a blind eye to the flagrant immorality of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, is ordering evangelical Christians to abandon Mr. Trump. Before too many well-meaning people take the bait, a reminder of what Mr. Trump has accomplished might be in order.

Denying Trump's Accomplishments is Increasingly Irrational
David Limbaugh
He is taking action on all the branches of government – the legislative, executive and judicial branches and the unrecognized administrative branch. Considering its unaccountability and its reach, the administrative state might as well be a branch. It is a progressive's dream because it expands government irrespective of which party is in power. Until now, it was as if Republicans had resigned themselves to the inevitable expansion of the regulatory state and their powerlessness to curb it, much less reverse it.
Mueller's Witch Hunt is a Slow-Motion Political Coup
Cristina Laila
FBN's Lou Dobbs expressed his frustration and anger over the never ending Russia witch hunt. "Truly our government is a captive of a corrupt legal system, a corrupt Justice Department, a corrupt set of judges, a corrupt government Deep State and the obstructionism of RINOs and Dems…what in the world will we tolerate next?" Lou Dobbs asked Chris Farrell.
We're Not Joking:
Kerry's School Lacrosse Captain was Robert Mueller

Conservative Tribune
If you've ever wanted to know what the phrase "drain the swamp" really means, well, here you go: Robert Mueller was apparently John Kerry's lacrosse captain in high school. And, wonder of wonders, it wasn't at any old public school. No, Robert Swan Mueller III went to the exclusive St. Paul's boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. Annual cost of attendance per year in 2018? Sixty-thousand dollars.
Can you spell irony c-o-l-l-u-s-i-o-n?
Trump Admin Wins as Beijing Has Agreed to
'Substantially Reduce' America's Trade Deficit with China

The U.S. and China have finally reached an agreement on trade, defusing rising trade war tensions, White House officials announced Saturday. Following two days of bilateral consultations on trade, representatives from Washington and Beijing reached a consensus on trade, with the latter agreeing to take "effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit in goods with China," a joint statement explained.
Cohen Record Leaker Could Face Jail,
as Sources Debunk Missing-File Claim

The mysterious law enforcement official behind the leak of confidential documents on Trump attorney Michael Cohen's business dealings is facing new pressure as sources debunk his rationale for leaking – and one report suggests it won't be long before he's caught. The leaker could face up to five years in jail if identified and prosecuted.
Broward Elections Supervisor Illegally Destroyed Ballots In Wasserman Schultz Race, Judge Rules
The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 Congressional race too soon – and while the ballots were the subject of a lawsuit against the office, a judge has ruled. Based on that ruling, Florida's Department of State will send election experts to the Broward elections office in the upcoming election "to ensure that all laws are followed," the governor's office said.
Remember, vote fraud is a myth according to Dems
CNN Analyst Throws Hate Boomerang at Trump,
Comes Back and Hits Her

This week, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro's pattern of making vitriolic comments came back and bit her after a histrionic rant in response to President Donald Trump calling murderous MS-13 gang members "animals." Navarro compared Trump to a slave owner and a Nazi on Twitter over his comment, writing, "Trump is in very bad company. Nazis referred to Jews as 'rats'. Slave-owners viewed slaves as sub-human animals."
World Must Tell Gaza's Hamas-Abused Masses the Truth:
There Will Be No 'Return'

David Horovitz
After Monday's terrible violence and loss of Palestinian life on the Gaza border, the world owes the Palestinians some painful but simple truths. There is immense suffering within the Hamas-run Strip and highly restrictive security without, but there is no Israeli occupation; Ariel Sharon forced the thousands of Jewish settlers there to leave in 2005, and brought the army out with them.

Questions the Press Hasn't Asked about Violence in Gaza
Noah Rothman
Among those questions are, for example, why Gaza? Yesterday's events were not the first of their kind. Urged on by Hamas, Gazans began crowding the border with the intent to harass Israeli security forces as early as February. Those protests quickly became violent, when an improvised explosive device hidden under a Palestinian flag near the border wounded four IDF soldiers and ignited a night of Israeli retaliatory strikes on Gazan targets.

The Top 7 Media Lies About the Gaza Violence
Jeff Dunetz
To back up their anti-Israel agenda, the media is not being truthful about the Gaza violence, not all of it but surely elements within most mainstream media vehicles. Even Fox News which claims to be "fair and balanced" has people like Shepard Smith telling lies, or someone on Outnumbered on Tuesday claiming that Israel doesn't believe in the two-state solution, another lie.
Jewish Dreams of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Go Back Thousands of Years

Rich Lowry
King David conquered the city in 1,000 BC and made it the capital of the kingdom of Israel. His son Solomon built the First Temple. "He who has not seen Jerusalem in her splendor has never seen a desirable city in his life," declares the Babylonian Talmud. "He who has not seen the Temple in its full construction has never seen a glorious building in his life." But Jerusalem would repeatedly be captured and the Temple destroyed (first by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and then by the Roman Emperor Titus).
Texas School Shooting Suspect Targeted Girl Who Denied His Advances
The mother of a 16-year-old girl who was killed along with nine others in Friday's shooting at a Texas high school says she believes the suspect intentionally targeted her daughter. Sadie Rodriguez, mother of Shana Fisher, said suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, repeatedly made advances toward her daughter in the four months leading up to the deadly shooting. Pagourtzis was an ex-boyfriend of Fisher’s best friend, Rodriguez added.
Loser Shoots Up School In Texas,
Left Immediately Starts Lying About It

J.P. Travis
No, he wasn't a Nazi. He had a bisexual pride pin on his coat, a hammer & sickle, and an Iron Cross… but the Iron Cross was a pre-1939 Iron Cross without the Nazi swastika. Wouldn't it be great if whenever we had a national tragedy liberals were required by law to shut their stupid mouths for a week?
School Officials Failed to Send Nikolas Cruz to Court
After He Violated Obama-Era Diversion Program

Since the deadly Feb. 14 school massacre in Parkland, Florida, Broward County officials have been accused of creating a lax disciplinary climate in their drive to reduce suspensions, expulsions and arrests, an environment that allowed Mr. Cruz to act out for years without serious consequences.
CNN Re-Ups False 22 School Shootings Stat
It didn't take CNN long to start spreading fake news after Friday's school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and political correspondent Sara Murray both tweeted that today's deadly shooting brings the total number of U.S. school shootings this year to 22.
As Obamacare Premiums Soar, Dems Lie
Betsy McCaughey
America has a health insurance problem because politicians would rather lie about it than solve it. Obamacare regulations caused premiums for people buying their own insurance to more than double between 2013 and 2017, and then soar even higher in 2018. With huge hikes predicted again in 2019, the Affordable Care Act will have caused premiums to triple in six years. Ouch. But instead of telling the truth about why this is happening, politicians are dishing out lies.
Clinton Foundation to Host Glittering New York Gala – Featuring Shaggy and Sting – with VIP Tables Costing $100,000
The Clinton Foundation is back after a quiet period following Hillary's 2016 election defeat. The controversial charity has sent an invite to supporters for an event in New York City on May 24. Alongside Bill, Hillary and daughter Chelsea, reggae singer Shaggy and former Police frontman Sting – who have recently collaborated on an album – are also billed to attend.
This Is How a Newspaper Dies
Jack Shafer
For a preview of the newspaper industry's coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated Denver Post finds itself rolling in profits. The Post's controlling owner, "vulture capitalist" Randall Smith, has become journalism's No. 1 villain for having cheapened and starved not just its Denver paper but many of the titles that his firm, Alden Global Capital, operates through the Digital First Media chain.
Disgraced Florida Massacre Cop Now Gets $8K-a-Month Pension
Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension – three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Peterson, the Sun-Sentinel reported, has received a monthly state pension of $8,702.35 since April. He was paid $101,879.03 last year, according to the news outlet, which cited sheriff's office records.
Paris Knifeman Urges His ISIS 'brothers' to
'stay strong' in Martyrdom Video

The Islamic State has released a posthumous video featuring the knifeman who carried out a deadly terror attack in Paris on Saturday.20-year-old Khamzat Asimov, who arrived in France as a refugee from war-torn Chechnya, launched a nine-minute lethal knife rampage through the center of Paris.
Don't Tell Anyone, But
We Just Had Two Years of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

Investor's Business Daily
Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier? From February 2016 to February 2018, "global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius." That, [Aaron Brown] notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century.
Exclusive: Don Lemon's Boyfriend Speaks Out
On Interview with Avenatti

Joe Simonson
Don Lemon's boyfriend decided to give his unprompted thoughts to The Daily Caller News Foundation about Monday night's interview with Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti and the state of journalism more broadly. Following Lemon's interview with Avenatti, Tim Malone reached out to me via Twitter direct message to gauge my thoughts on CNN and the controversial lawyer who just threatened a lawsuit against me, my colleague Peter Hasson and my employer.
Federal Lawsuit Accuses Obama Center Organizers of Pulling
An 'institutional bait and switch'

A federal lawsuit filed by a Chicago nonprofit in an attempt to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park accuses organizers of pulling an "institutional bait and switch" by shifting the center's purpose away from being a true presidential library. Protect Our Parks Inc. also claims in its lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court on Monday, that the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago don't have the authority to transfer public parkland to nongovernmental entity such as the Obama Foundation.
Soros Group Pulls Out of Hungary as
Orban Government Floats 'Stop Soros' Package

Left-wing billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations announced Tuesday that it is pulling out of Hungary ... Citing the "repressive political and legal environment" in Hungary, the international organization said it is moving its offices from Budapest to Berlin, Germany. It pointed specifically to the "Stop Soros" package  of legislation being pushed by Orban – who has repeatedly clashed with the Budapest-born Soros and accused him of leading a "mercenary army."
Video Contradicts NAACP President's Racial Profiling Claims
" if he lied about this to us, he'll lie about anything to anyone"

A man identified as the president of the Timmonsville NAACP chapter said in a Facebook post that he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville police officer. A body cam video provided by the Timmonsville Police Department contradicts his claims. The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, whose Facebook page says he is still the chapter's president, posted on April 13 that he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville officer because he was "driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood."
"What he said happened didn't happen at all"

Week ending 13 May 2018

The Art of No Deal
John Hinderaker
Every experienced negotiator knows that sometimes, the best deal is no deal at all. President Trump, a life-long deal maker, deserves great credit for recognizing, unlike a long line of predecessors, that there is no reason for the U.S. to pressure Israel into a comprehensive “peace” deal with the Palestinians. That is the background for tomorrow’s opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed
David Harsanyi
It’s strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically demolished.
Collusion is Usually a Dirty Word. So Where's the Outrage
Over Kerry's Secret Meetings on the Iran Deal?

Marc Thiessen
Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with Iran's foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President Trump's plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal?
Did the FBI Place a Mole Inside the 2016 Trump Campaign?
Kimberley Strassel
The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source's name, the news so far holds some stunning implications. Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation.
Obama Staffers Try to Undermine U.S. Foreign Policy
John Hinderaker
It is hard to be surprised these days, but this New York Times op-ed by former Obama staffers Steve Simon and Jonathan Stevenson is genuinely shocking: it urges European countries to withdraw their diplomats from the U.S. and expel American ambassadors.
Billionaire Tom Steyer Says We Must Impeach Trump Before
He Becomes as Bad as Hitler

Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer said Thursday President Donald Trump was a talented communicator similar to Adolf Hitler, adding he wanted Trump impeached before he did the kind of harm Hitler did. Steyer has spent tens of millions of dollars on a national impeachment campaign against Trump and put on town halls across the country to promote his efforts and rally Democrats.
New Emails Show Comey Seemingly Coordinated
His Russia Testimony with Mueller

Top-level FBI officials advised Comey to "consult" with Mueller before testifying in front of any congressional committees regarding the Trump administration firing him as FBI Director and alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Journalist Sara Carter notes: It is the first time evidence reveals there was coordination between the Special Counsel and Comey in the long drawn out controversial Mueller investigation.
Judge Ellis Wants to See Mueller's Hunting License
Clarice Feldman
It turns out that in July of last year, Rosenstein reauthorized the FISA warrant. To reauthorize it seems problematic without explaining its predication and validity, detailing what progress was made on the original authority, and explaining why there were no results and why renewal would provide results. There's not the slightest indication any of that that occurred.
ABC, NBC Ignore U.S. and Iraqi Forces Capturing 5 Top ISIS Leaders
There was a lot of winning for the United States this week between the release of three American hostages from North Korea, unemployment at 3.9 percent, and on Thursday news broke that the U.S. had captured five of ISIS's top leaders. But depending on which of the major network news outlets you watch, you may not have heard about the captured leaders.
Schneiderman Let Clinton Foundation Skip Identifying Foreign Donors
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the Clinton Foundation a pass on identifying foreign donors in its charitable filings – making it impossible to know if it got any special favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to a report Tuesday. Scripps News found that the foundation and its subsidiary, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, took in $225 million in government donations between 2010 and 2014.
No, the Clintons are Not Too Big to Jail
Charles Ortel
Bill and Hillary Clinton may soon learn an expensive lesson: Eventually, a gullible public recoils and revolts when it finally understands and admits that it's been deceived. What the Clintons pass off as "charities" are, instead, unregulated multibillion-dollar slush funds that they and others tap to finance champagne-and-caviar lifestyles and periodic political campaigns.
Top Four Obama Policies Trump Has Reversed
For all intents and purposes, Obama's Iran deal was written in pencil, and Trump took his eraser to it. Just like that, Obama's "major" foreign policy achievement became yet another example of just how foolish Obama's "I have a pen and a phone" approach to governing was for someone who wanted to establish a long-term legacy.
Is Robert Mueller Destroying the Democratic Party?
Roger L. Simon
It would probably give Robert Mueller a nervous breakdown, not to mention James Comey, Andrew McCabe and the rest of the FBI cabal, past and present, but at this point the special counsel seems to be actually causing the reelection of Donald Trump... There's a dawning national consensus of "enough already" reflected by Judge Ellis when he demanded to know exactly what Paul Manafort's possible money laundering schemes of years ago had to do with Trump colluding with Russia in the 2016 election.
The Left's Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting with Marxist Ideas
Jarrett Stepman
Recently the NY Times ran an editorial headlined  "Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!" The piece, written by Jason Barker, a professor in South Korea, is about what one would expect from a defense of communism. As one Federalist writer noted, it was "beyond parody." Hilariously, the article was behind a very capitalistic paywall.
Sixteen Democratic Senators Are Questioned On Socialized Healthcare After Alfie Evans and Go Completely Silent
Brandon Morse
The evils of socialized medicine were on full display during the few days the world watched Alfie Evans suffer to death at the hands of the British government's National Healthcare System. After his death, the Daily Signal decided to get the comments of the 15 Democratic senators currently co-sponsoring the "Medicare for All Act of 2017," spearheaded by Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Christian Group Barred from Amazon Charity Program,
But Anti-Semitic, Terrorist Groups Allowed In

Alliance Defending Freedom, a prominent Christian legal group, specializes in First Amendment law and has won cases at the Supreme Court level. Although ADF cannot participate, Amazon grants access to an anti-Semitic Islamic group that has allegedly called for the killing of all Jewish people. Groups with reported ties to Middle Eastern terrorist organizations are also allowed in.
Climate Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Global-Warming Alarmists
The skeptics were the more likely than the "highly concerned" to recycle, use public transportation and reusable shopping bags, and buy eco-friendly products. "Belief in climate change predicted support for government policies to combat climate change, but did not generally translate to individual-level, self-reported pro-environmental behavior," said the paper. Why? Even the researchers were stumped, although it's possible that skeptics may place more emphasis on personal responsibility than government action.
Hackers Can Use White Noise to Break Into Your Alexa
You know how only dogs can hear a dog whistle? Well, it turns out that there are certain types of white noise that only services like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri can hear – and experts think hackers know how to use them. This month, researchers have demonstrated the ability to send instructions to smart devices that are undetectable to the human ear.
Multiple Gun Manufacturers
Sever Ties with Dick's Sporting Goods Chain

Last month, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that they hired a lobbyist to advocate for gun control. Now, multiple gun manufacturers have severed ties with the sporting goods company: Mossberg, Hi-Point, Springfield Armory and The National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Media Portrayal of Gun Ownership is Inaccurate and Biased
John R. Lott
The media's pro-gun control bias doesn't just distort news coverage. TV networks have used their primetime entertainment shows to portray gun rights advocates as dishonest, extremist and unconcerned about the loss of innocent lives. At the same time, advocates of gun control are portrayed as caring, upstanding and responsible citizens. The gun control debate isn't portrayed as having two sides. It's a morality play of good versus evil.
Texas: Autistic Student Arrested for Playing with 'Imaginary Rifle"
Handcuffed and hauled away. It happened Monday to a 5th grade autistic student at Conroe Independent School District's Bozman Intermediate school. The offense alleged against 12-year-old David Sims is brandishing an "imaginary" rifle at his art teacher, an educator who apparently felt threatened. "She (CISD Police Officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," said David Sims.
Gun-Free Britain:
Four Shootings in 48 Hours in Sadiq Khan's London

Four people have been shot over a 48-hour period in Sadiq Khan's London, leaving a teenager dead and a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old with head injuries. The first victim, 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, was shot in Cooks Road, Southwark, on Saturday evening, while playing football.
7 Killed in 'Gun Free' Australian Mass Shooting
Seven people were killed in a shooting in Western Australia on Friday. Someone in Osmington, Australia, a small village near the town of Margaret River, murdered seven members of the same family. Police responded to a call about the shooting around dawn. They found three generations of the same family killed and recovered two firearms from the scene.
Remember That Middle School Teacher Charged for Inciting An Antifa Riot? She Just Got Bad News from a Judge.
In a hearing Friday, Sacramento County Judge Michael Savage said that the evidence does not support the argument that charges against Yvette Felarca – a Berkeley middle school teacher and vocal member of a violence-embracing activist group – and her Antifa co-defendents are the result of a politically motivated "witch hunt."

Week ending 6 May 2018

DACA Should Be Overturned –
A New Lawsuit Might Succeed In Doing That

Hans A. von Spakovsky
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Texas and six other states may finally result in the long-overdue termination of the DACA program, which was created without legal authority by President Obama in 2012 to allow children brought into the U.S. illegally to temporarily remain here under certain conditions.
Perverse, Conflicted Ethical Systems
Paul Driessen
Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.”
Federal Judge Accuses Mueller's Team of 'lying,'
Trying to Target Trump: 'C'mon man!'

A federal judge on Friday harshly rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during a hearing for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort – suggesting they lied about the scope of the investigation, are seeking "unfettered power" and are more interested in bringing down the president. "You don't really care about Mr. Manafort," U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III told Mueller's team. "You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever."

U.S. Judge Questions Special Counsel's Powers In Manafort Case
A federal judge on Friday sharply criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case in Virginia against President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and openly questioned whether Mueller exceeded his prosecutorial powers by bringing it. "I don't see what relationship this indictment has with anything the special counsel is authorized to investigate," U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in the Eastern District of Virginia said.
[Another] Judge Rejects Mueller's Request for
Delay in Russian Troll Farm Case

A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller's request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
FBI Has Not Requested
Anti-Trump Agents' Personal Email Records – Why Not?

The FBI says it has not requested information from the personal email accounts of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two bureau officials who exchanged anti-President Donald Trump text messages while working on the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. "FBI has not requested from Ms. Page or Mr. Strzok any information from their personal email accounts, nor has the FBI conducted searches of non-FBI issued communications devices or non-FBI email accounts associated with Mr. Strzok or Ms. Page"...
Chief Economist – 'Amazing':
Unemployment Hits Lowest Rate in 18 Years

Unemployment dropped to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest unemployment rate since 2000, after remaining unchanged at 4.1 percent for several months, the Department of Labor reported Friday. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed roughly 164,000 jobs were added last month, about 30,000 fewer than some experts predicted but continuing the longest streak of consecutive monthly job growth at 91 months.
Kerry Working to Undermine Trump On Iran Deal
John Hinderaker
[The] Boston Globe story about John Kerry offers a perfect window into the constellation of forces that are determined to frustrate President Trump's policies: "Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft." So Kerry is meeting with a number of foreign officials in order to frustrate President Trump's foreign policy. The Globe acknowledges that Kerry's diplomacy, conducted in opposition to United States foreign policy, is "rare" and "unusual," but hastens to assure us that it doesn't violate the Logan Act.
Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal is Based on Lies – Here's the Proof
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed a cache of documents he says proves Iran lied to the world about its nuclear program for years, even after the 2015 nuclear deal with the world. "Iran did not come clean about its nuclear program," Netanyahu said in a prime time address in English.

U.S. Confirms Authenticity of Secret Iran Nuclear Docs,
Officials See Game Over for Deal

U.S. officials and congressional insiders view the disclosure Monday by Israel of Iran's ongoing efforts to develop a nuclear weapon as game over for the landmark nuclear deal, telling the Washington Free Beacon that new evidence of Iran's top secret nuclear workings makes it virtually impossible for President Donald Trump to remain in the agreement.

Israel Ready to Bomb Iran if Necessary
Israeli defense officials have told their American and Russian counterparts that if Iranian-backed forces attack Israel from inside Syria, Jerusalem will not hold back from retaliating with direct strikes against Tehran or other targets in Iran. The officials delivered the message ahead of a national security statement expected Monday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to Iranian threats to hit Israel after recent strikes on Tehran-backed assets in Syria, according to a report by Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.
North Korea Releases U.S. Detainees,
Bows to Another Trump Demand

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has released three U.S. citizens detained for years in his horrific prison camps, surrendering to another of Present Trump's demands in advance of a planned historic summit between the two leaders whose countries have long been adversaries. 
The Consequences of Historical Ignorance
Jarrett Stepman
America is suffering through a crisis in education, especially when it comes to history. Many were horrified when a poll, released in April, showed that two-thirds of millennials don’t know what Auschwitz is, despite the fact that it was the most notorious Nazi death camp in World War II. That was hardly the only worrisome poll of late.
Armed Teachers Become a Reality in Georgia
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., convinced school Superintendent Daniel Brigman that his plan to arm teachers and other Laurens County, Ga., school personnel needed to go beyond the idea phase. “I’ve had this discussion repeatedly with different boards of education for the last 14 years,” Brigman said. His school district is southeast of Macon and the first in Georgia to make the move.
How a ‘Far-Left Propaganda Machine’
Got a Respected Legal Group Expelled by Amazon

Greg Scott
Alliance Defending Freedom has won seven cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in as many years, including one that upheld an Arizona school choice program and another that prevented the state of Missouri from discriminating against a Christian preschool. The legal powerhouse, which fights for religious freedom, is awaiting decisions in two more landmark free speech cases it argued this term before the high court.
DC Think Tank Wins FOIA Case Against
Climate Crusading N.Y. AG

A New York court ordered AG Eric Schneiderman Thursday to fork over public information about elements of his climate crusade to a libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C. New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in a case involving a series of documents conservatives believe could reveal a coordinated campaign against global warming dissenters. Schneiderman has consistently used his state's Freedom of Information Law to block past requests.
Border Patrol Agents Arrest
15 More Bangladeshi Nationals in South Texas

"When we talk about the different groups that are crossing into an area, what we're trying to draw attention to is a more comprehensive look at our threat picture... We need to stay away from just focusing on the family units and Unaccompanied Alien Children that are coming from Central America and Mexico. What the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are dealing with on a daily basis is so much more complex than that."
360 so far this year
ICE Arrests Driver Involved in Crash That Killed 2 Law Enforcement Officers in Montgomery County Which Ignored 2015 Detainer Request
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested the driver that officials said fatally struck two law enforcement officers on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County last December. Roberto Garza Palacios was taken into custody at his Maryland home Thursday and has been charged with violating the terms of his work visa. ICE officials said the 28-year-old Guatemalan native overstayed after his visa that expired in 2009.
Lafayette College Threat:
Tweets Claim Student Supports ISIS, is Planning Attack

A Twitter user who claimed to attend Lafayette College and support the Islamic State group reportedly threatened to attack the school's Easton, Pennsylvania, campus Saturday, sparking an FBI investigation. According to Lehigh Valley Live, the person, using the name "Jafar Saleem (Brendan)" on Twitter, pledged to "destroy the Christianity within the school and make Allah proud."
Horady police ammo
Hornady Halts Ammo Sales to NY Government Agencies
"Today, the State of New York did one of the most despicable acts ever perpetrated by any state by asking New York banks, financial institutions and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun and ammo industry... Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won't be associated with a government that acts like that. They should be ashamed," Hornady President Steve Hornady wrote.
Gun Show Draws Crowds, Families
Despite Parkland School Shooting Outcry

Some firearms enthusiasts who walked through the doors on Saturday said they were there to buy guns to protect themselves, especially in light of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas. “We are getting a .380 [pistol] and a revolver,” said Tamarac resident Diana Atienne, her 1-year-old son asleep in her arms and her 3-year-old daughter watching cartoons from her stroller. “As a parent, [the Parkland shooting] just makes me want to carry a firearm at all times to protect my kids. Who’s to say one of those people won’t walk up to us at Walmart?”
Woman Shoots Man Who Was Trying to Rob Her in Downtown Raleigh
A robbery suspect was shot and wounded when his intended victim fought back and opened fire on him in downtown Raleigh, authorities said Friday. Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the incident Thursday in the 300 block of South Blount Street around 3 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed.
Student Organizes Pro-Gun Walkout:
'You Can Only Violate a Right, You Can't Take It Away'

The high school senior who organized a nationwide school walkout in support of the Second Amendment said he is more concerned with protecting the rights of individuals than targeting weapons themselves. Will Riley, who organized the "Stand for the Second" walkout said people forget that the right to bear arms is, in fact, a right that can't be taken away.
Time to Declare Clinton Foundation the Biggest Charity Fraud Ever
Charles Ortel
Writing about the Clinton Foundation for The Atlantic in the October 2007 issue, Jonathan Rauch framed the obvious eight years ago in the title of his piece: "This Is Not Charity." As the IRS explains on page four of this document [Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities], publicly supported charities like the Clinton Foundation may not confer "private gains" on trustees, directors, executives, or key employees:
Senate Votes to Outlaw Virtually All Abortions in S. Carolina;
Democrats Certain to Filibuster Legislation

The S.C. Senate voted Wednesday night to outlaw virtually all abortions in South Carolina. The Legislature's upper chamber voted 28-10 to allow exceptions only in cases of rape, incest or medical emergencies that could seriously harm the pregnant woman or threaten her life. The bill still faces long odds to passage, up against a Democratic filibuster that could put off a final Senate vote until after lawmakers adjourn for the year.

Iowa Governor Signs Strictest Abortion Regulation in U.S.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican governor signed the bill in her formal office at the state Capitol. She acknowledged the new law would likely be challenged in court, but said "this is bigger than just a law." As she signed the bill, protesters gathered outside her office chanted "my body, my choice!"
Soros-Funded Group Launches App to
Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Feds

An open borders group that has benefitted from U.S. taxpayer dollars and is funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros launched a smartphone application to help illegal immigrants avoid federal authorities. The app, Notifica (Notify), is described in a Laredo, Texas news article as a tool to protect immigrants living in the U.S. illegally by utilizing high tech and online social communications. With the click of a button, illegal aliens can alert family, friends and attorneys of encounters with federal authorities.

Week ending 29 April 2018

Trump Foes Seek to Take Away His Legal Rights –
Endangering Everyone's Rights

Alan Dershowitz
The anti-Trump forces are now so desperate to get the president convicted of a crime or impeached that they are prepared to compromise the most basic due process rights of the president and people associated with him who are caught up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ever-widening Russia probe and a related investigation of the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The Trump opponents forget an important lesson of history:
Hillary's Money Laundering Scheme
Matthew Vadum
While it obsesses over an aging porn star, Russians, discredited ex-FBI officials, and pimple-faced gun-grabbers, the mainstream media has been ignoring an explosive federal lawsuit unearthing a huge illegal money-laundering conspiracy said to have been masterminded last election cycle by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. It is yet another facet of the plot by which Clinton, possibly in league with then-President Obama, broke the law in an attempt to rig the election.
GOP-led House Panel Officially Clears Trump in Russia Probe
The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday officially declared the end of its Russia probe, saying in its final report that it found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. The report's conclusion is fiercely opposed by committee Democrats, who say the committee did not interview enough witnesses or gather enough evidence to support its finding.
Here is the House Intel Committee's Long-Awaited Russia Report
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Friday released a heavily-redacted 253-page report laying out the findings of its 14-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, which was authored by committee Republicans and approved for release on a party-line vote, asserts that the investigation "found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government."
full report (pdf)
Declassified Congressional Report:
James Clapper Lied About Dossier Leaks to CNN

Sean Davis
In one of the findings within the 253-page report, the House intelligence committee wrote that Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN's Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later.
'Jake Tapper may want to lawyer-up': House Report Exposes CNN Reporter As Potential Participant in 'political espionage'
Vivek Saxena
The report released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee regarding its investigation into alleged Russian collusion by the president's election campaign appears to contain a stunning truth bomb about CNN host Jake Tapper: He may have participated in political espionage, according to one high-profile attorney. In early 2017 he allowed then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper to leak information to him about the infamous Trump dossier and about a high-level government meeting held between then-President-elect Donald Trump and then-FBI Director James Comey.
Comey's Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing of Trump was a Setup
Mollie Hemingway
Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey indicate that an early 2017 briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump about the contents of an infamous dossier was held so it could be leaked to media outlets eager to report on the dossier's allegations. In multiple memos, Comey specifically mentioned that CNN had the dossier and wanted a "news hook" that would enable the network to report on its most salacious allegations even though they had not been verified.
Roger Stone to Use DNC Lawsuit Discovery to
Probe Servers, Hacking Evidence

Longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone and his lawyers intend to try and examine the Democratic National Committee's servers for evidence of Russian hacking amid an ongoing lawsuit, he told The Daily Caller Monday. "The DNC lawsuit opens the door of discovery. My lawyers and I want to examine the DNC servers to settle this bogus claim of Russian hacking once and for all," Stone declared.
The House IT Scandal – The Most Undercovered Scandal
Rachel Bovard
Russian meddling? Campaign collusion? Forget that. That "did they or didn't they" story has nothing on the ongoing saga of cybersecurity breaches with the possible involvement of a foreign government taking place in the House of Representatives. The story has all the features of a political spy novel: stolen servers, access to confidential congressional files, claims of "controlling the White House" and $12,000 in a suitcase.
Hillary Charging Her Own Party Millions of Dollars for Her Email List – Because She Can, So of Course She Is
Hillary's entitled to all the filthy lucre she can collect. If she wants to sleep on a big pile of gold coins, well, that's her right as a former political dragon. We understand that she's trying to prop up her new organization, and her name isn't the draw it used to be. However, I have to wonder, is her list worth that much? In case Dems have forgotten, her campaign was a colossal failure because it ignored much of the country.
Unlike Obama, Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize
Jeff Crouere
On October 9, 2009, then United States President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." While the award was given to Obama just eight months after he was inaugurated, nominations for the prize were closed a mere 11 days after he took the oath of office. In essence, Obama was bestowed this prestigious award for merely the hope he represented as President of the United States.
14 States Hit Record-Low Unemployment
Fourteen states have set new records for low unemployment rates in the last year, nearly a decade after the recession put millions of Americans out of work. In March, eight states saw new record lows, including Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4 percent ), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent) and Wisconsin (2.9 percent).
CDC Never Bothered Making Public More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns
Brian Doherty
CDC surveys in the 1990s, never publicly reported, indicate nearly 2.5 million defensive uses of guns a year. That matches the results of Gary Kleck's controversial surveys, and it indicates more defensive than offensive uses of guns. Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck's results. But Kleck didn't know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found.
Is New York Using Bank Regulation to Suppress Speech?
Brian Knight
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) instructed New York based financial institutions (NY FIs) to reconsider their relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and "similar organizations" in light of the NRA being an "extremist organization." NYDFS wants NY FIs to evaluate whether relationships with the NRA pose reputational risk to the institutions and "jeopardize public safety." This request could easily be construed is a thinly veiled threat.
Olympic Medalist Files Suit Against California Over Bullet Control
California thought they were onto something. Since they can’t seem to control guns, even though they really keep trying to, they decided to control bullets instead. After all, what could go wrong with that. Well, now the state is staring down the barrel of a lawsuit. It seems that six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode takes a bit of exception to the new rules.
Anti-NRA and Anti-GOP Signs Displayed at
Philadelphia Elementary School

A public elementary school in Philadelphia has sparked outrage by displaying signs with anti-NRA and anti-GOP slogans at the entrance to the school. The signs, which were created by students amid the ongoing national debate over gun control, have slogans like "NRA - Go Away, GOP - Enough BS," "Protect Kids, Not Guns" and "Stop the NRA."
Suspended: Daily Beast Hits the Brakes On
Joy Reid's Column Over Homophobic Posts

Matt Vespa
MSNBC Host Joy Reid has come under siege. Past posts on her now defunct blog, The Reid Report, showcased a rather ugly side of the liberal media personality, fraught with anti-gay rhetoric. This isn't the first time. Now, a new post dump has dropped, but instead of apologizing, she's claiming the entries were fabricated, and that she was hacked. Oh, and some are saying the Russians did it.
Attn Parents:
Democrats Have Replaced Educational Curricula with Perversion

Katy Grimes
California lawmakers are not only bulldozing classic liberal education, they are legislating more LGBT lifestyle and pornographic perversion in education curricula. At the same time, they are also trying to outlaw homeschooling, removing all doubt that the left is indoctrinating your kids, and using them as revolting sociological experiments. Friday April 27 is the annual GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) pro-homosexual "Day of Silence," celebrated on K-12 public school campuses across the country.
Florida Dad Outraged to Find a Question About 'revenge sex' and
'baby daddies' On His High School Daughter's Homework

When he first heard the question, Omar Austin of Jacksonville, Florida thought it was a joke. The question reads: 'Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. 'To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl 9 months later.
Brooklyn Imam Advocates Violence Against
Israel in Anti-Semitic Sermon

An extremist imam used his Friday prayer last week to call on Muslims and Palestinians to disavow non-violent protest against Israel. But the imam was not preaching from the West Bank or Gaza Strip. This imam was yet another spiritual leader espousing radical views from the United States, joining a long list of other U.S.-based Muslim leaders who have promoted anti-Semitism and incited violence against Jews and Israelis.
Creeping Sharia in Maine:
House Democrats Vote to Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Following swift action from Maine House Democrats on the last day of the legislative session, there will be no Female Genital Mutilation ban in the Pine Tree State. By a final vote of 77-70, the House killed the FGM ban in a mostly party-line vote. Rep. Cathy Nadeau (D-Winslow) was the only Democrat who crossed the aisle to protect young daughters of immigrants in Maine from this brutal abuse.
Broward County Student's Investigation Uncovers School Board's Alarming Failure to Keep Students Safe
Broward County student journalist Kenneth Preston, 19, published the findings of his investigation into "factors and individuals who share blame" in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, which alleges the school board neglected school safety. "I have come to the conclusion that Superintendent Runcie and members of the school board have failed at their essential role in keeping our students safe," he wrote, adding it may have been "because of incompetence or the incentive of federal dollars."
5 facts about mass shootings
Situation Gets Worse for Teacher Who
Allegedly Called Kyle Kashuv 'Next Hitler'

On Thursday, the situation regarding the teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who allegedly called student Kyle Kashuv "the next Hitler" became more serious as the school district confirmed that the school is now investigating the incident. The alleged incident unfolded on Wednesday when two students claimed that American History teacher Greg Pittman told students in his classroom that Kashuv was "the next Hitler," and said that Kashuv was "dangerous" and something needed to be done about him.
North Korea's Nuclear Site Collapse May Be Reason
Kim Jong Un Ceased Bomb Tests, Scientists Say

North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed after the region sustained damage from five nuclear blast trials, Chinese scientists said Wednesday – leading many to believe it may be the reason why Kim Jong Un suddenly announced the rogue regime would freeze its nuclear and missile tests.
Student Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over 'Crumbs' Comment – Tax Cuts 'Helped Put Me Through College'
A student at Georgetown University confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday over her infamous "crumbs" comment. The student brought up the multiple times that the California Democrat referred to the GOP tax cuts as "crumbs" for the middle class, saying, "As the son of small business owners, I know that it's helped my parents hire more employees. It's helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college."
Took an Ancestry DNA Test? You Might Be a 'genetic informant' Unleashing Secrets About Your Relatives
You just wanted to find out if you were Portuguese or Spanish, but instead you found out you were related to a mass murderer. This is a reality in a world where the alleged Golden State Killer, now known as Joseph James DeAngelo, was arrested after DNA found at one of the killer's crime scenes was checked against genetic profiles from genealogical websites that collect DNA samples.

Week ending 22 April 2018

Democrats Are Getting Desperate as Mueller Stalls
Michael Goodwin
In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday against President Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right wing!) conspiracy to tip the election to Trump. The suit’s flamboyant charges made headlines, but that only served to obscure the real meaning. Namely, that top Dems are giving up their fantasies that special counsel Robert Mueller will deliver them from political purgatory by getting the goods on Trump.
James Comey and Andrew McCabe: You Read, You Decide
Newt Gingrich
It is very sobering and a little frightening to realize that the top two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were dishonest. To fully understand just how dishonest, self-serving and reckless former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe were during their service, you don't have to believe me, you only need to read three sources... Reading and examining these three documents together will give you a sense of just how vast and dangerous the swamp has become.
South Korean President Credits Trump with
Bringing North Korea to the Table

South Korean President Moon Jae-in must keep up a delicate balancing act between two unpredictable leaders: the one with nukes in the North, and the one in Washington who leads his country's closest ally. But Moon – newer in office even than President Donald Trump – appears to be managing that feat. This week he's ushered in the first positive news related to North Korea in years, responding to an overture from Kim Jong Un and, on Wednesday, very diplomatically giving much of the credit to Trump.
Behind the IG Report – How the Obama Justice Department Tried to
Shut Down the FBI's Investigation Into the Clinton Foundation

The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the "lack of candor" by FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe also documents for the first time the Obama administration's effort to shut down the bureau's investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the report by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.
FEC Hit with Lawsuit Over Ignoring Civil Complaint Accusing
Clinton, DNC in Election Scheme Laundering $84M

The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the DNC allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims.
How Bad is the Government's Science?
Policy Makers Often Cite Research to Justify Their Rules, But Many of Those Studies Wouldn't Replicate.

Peter Wood and David Randall
Half the results published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are probably wrong. John Ioannidis, now a professor of medicine at Stanford, made headlines with that claim in 2005. Since then, researchers have confirmed his skepticism by trying – and often failing – to reproduce many influential journal articles. Slowly, scientists are internalizing the lessons of this irreproducibility crisis. But what about government, which has been making policy for generations without confirming that the science behind it is valid?
10 Things Teachers DID NOT Have to Deal with 10 Years Ago
Jeremy S. Adams
Something is wrong – very, very wrong. Teachers across the country at all grade levels, in all subjects, teaching a wide variety of student populations, can sense it. There is a pulse of dysfunction, a steady palpitation of doom that the path we are on is not properly oriented. There is a raw and amorphous anxiety creeping into the psyche of the corps of American teachers.
New American History Textbook Slams Trump Supporters:
'Afraid Of Rapidly Developing Ethnic Diversity Of Country'

American schools are the battlefield for our children's minds and progressives are in charge of it all, from writing the textbooks, to those reading them aloud in class. Indianapolis talk radio host Alex On-Air posted several examples on Twitter from the Advanced Placement edition of "By The People: A History of the United States," published by textbook giant Pearson which has a copyright of 2019. Reading like an Op-Ed from the New York Times or The Nation, the book says of the 2016 election:
How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings
Jarrett Stepman
John Snook said officials planted the seeds of the mental health crisis in the 1970s, when they focused on deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill. In the past 45 years or so, the mentally ill have been foisted on the justice system rather than being placed in institutions that could better tend to their needs, he said. Ultimately, those with severe mental illness still end up in institutions, but the wrong ones.
Government vs. God? People Are Less Religious
When Government is Bigger, Research Says

Researchers call it an exchange model of religion: If people can get what they need from the government (be it health care, education or welfare) they're less likely to turn to a divine power for help, according to the theory. But are people actually more likely to drop religion in places where governments provide more services and stability? In a new paper, psychology researchers crunched the numbers – and found that better government services were in fact linked to lower levels of strong religious beliefs.
The Changes That Made California Become a Liberal Fiasco
Jarrett Stepman
[An] article, titled “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War,” argued that due to the intractable division of worldviews in America, bipartisanship is unworkable. It’s time to simply obliterate the other side. The article was authored by Peter Leyden, the CEO of a media company called Reinvent, and Ruy Teixeira, a progressive political scientist. Teixeira argued after Barack Obama’s 2008 election victory that the GOP would go extinct for a generation because demographic trends would make Democrats unbeatable.
Cory Booker's Inquisition Into Marriage Views is
About Keeping You Silent

Daniel Davis
"Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion?" Believe it or not, that question was posed – repeatedly – in a Thursday Senate confirmation hearing to Mike Pompeo, the CIA director now nominated to be secretary of state. The graphic question was put to him by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. He also wanted to know exactly what Pompeo thought about same-sex marriage. Booker's line of questioning is simply astounding – and inappropriate.
Newly Uncovered CDC Surveys Demolish Anti-Gun Talking Points;
Never Reported the 3yrs of Surveys Supporting Defensive Use of Guns

Newly discovered statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that were never released to the public strengthens the argument for guns, and blows a hole in the gun control narrative. The statistics show that guns are used in a defensive manner against crimes far more than they are used by criminals to commit crimes. 
Home Invasion Victims Use AR-15 to Defend Themselves
Against Five Armed Intruders

Three men were asleep inside their Glen St. Mary, Fla., mobile home when five young intruders claiming to be police broke down the front door at 4:00 a.m. ... The first intruder wore a mask and shouted, "Sheriff's office!" from outside the trailer before breaking the front door down and shooting a single round. Upon hearing the break-in, two of the three men staying in the mobile home – one armed with an AR-15 and another with a handgun – confronted the criminals with open fire in self-defense.
Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Banning Abortions for
Down Syndrome – Dem Gov. Wolfe Threatens Veto

The bill now heads to the Senate for a vote. If it passes, it will face Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who opposes the bill and would be expected to veto it, according to the paper. Wolf also vetoed a 20-week abortion ban in December. Ohio passed a similar bill on Down syndrome abortions late last year, which GOP Gov. John Kasich signed in December, making the state the third to have such a law.
State Department: Abortion 'is not a human right'
Abortion "is not a human right" under international law, a U.S. diplomat emphasized Friday as he explained why the State Department human rights report doesn't monitor "restrictions" on abortion around the world. "We don't report on it, because it's not a human right," Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters at the State Department.
Palestinian Analyst Claims 'Holocaust a Lie'
Perpetrated by Jews 'In Collusion with Hitler'

The Holocaust was a "lie" made real by Jews who colluded with Adolf Hitler in order to bring "settlers to Palestine," a Palestinian political analyst has claimed. The incredible, untested assertion was made by Hani Abu Zeid the day before Israel marked its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day when the country pauses to remember the six million European Jews murdered by Nazi Germany.
The Only Thing You Need to Know About Earth Day
Tim Worstall
Whale oil provided the lighting to read the breakthrough novel of 1870, the story of Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. That was also the year of the foundation of Standard Oil. The result of that foundation is that we didn't hunt the whales to extinction, but instead turned to kerosene to light the latter part of the 19th century, moving to electricity only in the 20th. It really isn't hyperbole to insist that John D. Rockefeller saved the whales by his making mineral oil products so much cheaper than the cetacean-derived equivalent.
The Double Standards Industry
Paul Driessen
It's a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they wouldn't have any standards at all. Empire State legislators worry that anything above the current 0.0001% methane in Earth's atmosphere will cause catastrophic climate change, and that pipelines will disturb wildlife habitats. So they oppose fracking for natural gas in New York and pipelines that would import the clean fuel from Pennsylvania.
Family Farmers Face Prison for Calling Skim Milk by its Name
John-Michael Seibler
Forget narcotics. Uncle Sam has a new substance to crack down on: all-natural skim milk. Food and Drug Administration regulations make it a federal crime for dairy farmers to call all-natural skim milk exactly what it is – skim milk. Instead, the FDA demands that farmers label additive-free skim milk as "imitation milk product," because, in the FDA's mind, skim milk just isn't the real thing.
Fresno State Prof Blasts Farmers as 'stupid' Trump Supporters in
Video Rife with F-bombs

A video posted online this week includes profanity-laced clips from past interviews and speeches by embattled, Bush-bashing Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar, in which she says farmers who support President Donald Trump are "just f---ing stupid." Jarrar, an English professor at the school, also known as California State University, Fresno, ignited a firestorm Tuesday, just after news broke about the death of Barbara Bush, whose funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Texas.

Fresno State says Barbara Bush-bashing Professor
Can Be Fired Despite Tenure

California State University's Fresno campus is investigating after one of their English professors tweeted she was "happy" former first lady Barbara Bush was dead just an hour after her passing was announced... Amid the backlash to her tweets, Jarrar, who also said she "can't wait for the rest of [the Bush] family to fall to their demise," said that she couldn't get fired from her job at Fresno State because of tenure.

Situation Involving Fresno State Professor Gets Significantly Worse
The situation involving a professor at Fresno State University who rejoiced over the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush got a whole lot worse for the university after new tweets were discovered. Professor Randa Jarrar ignited controversy with a series of offensive tweets celebrating the death of Bush and the pain that the family is experiencing as a result of her death. Jarrar even bragged about how much money she made as a tenured professor, saying, "I will never be fired."
Judge Overseeing Cohen Case
Officiated George Soros' Wedding In 2013

According to a Reuters report, the couple said their vows at Soros' estate in Bedford, New York, in front of 500 "select guests." The guest list included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, then-California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama.
California School District Says Parents Can't Pull Kids Out of
New LGBT Sex Ed Class

A California school district says that parents can't opt out of a new sex education course that will deal with abortion, homosexuality and transgender issues. California passed a law called the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015 to promote "healthy attitudes" about "gender [and] sexual orientation." The law is meant to teach students about the "effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods" and allow for "objective discussion" about "parenting, adoption, and abortion."
Britain to Ban Sale of Plastic Straws in Bid to Fight Waste
Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said. It said drink stirrers and cotton buds would also be banned under the plans.

Week ending 15 April 2018

Inspector General Bombshell:
Why Obama AG Loretta Lynch May Be in Legal Jeopardy

TracyBeanz
Hidden within the OIG report on McCabe's leak to Barrett of the WSJ, is an astronomically damning correlation between Loretta Lynch, the NY Field Office of the FBI, McCabe, and the NYPD. On September 28, 2016, McCabe is made aware of the information they found regarding Hillary Clinton on Anthony Weiners laptop in an unrelated "sexting" case they are investigating. McCabe (amongst other atrocities) sits on this information for an entire MONTH before there begins to be unrest within the local office and the force.
The Al Gore Effect Comes to Minnesota
John Hinderaker
The March For Science “movement” – it gives off a strong odor of Astroturf – covers a broad range of left-wing talking points. But first among them is global warming. When the organizers of the Minnesota March For Science planned their event for April 14, featuring an alarmist weatherman as a speaker, they no doubt thought they were beyond the risk of the Al Gore Effect. They were wrong.
Loretta Lynch Releases Statement Slamming Comey Before Interview
On Sunday, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement slamming former FBI Director James Comey just hours before a blockbuster interview of him with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos is set to air. In a 330-plus word statement, Lynch highlighted what she claims are her career accomplishments before turning her attention to Comey’s upcoming interview.
DOJ Insp. Gen. Releases Explosive Report That Led to Non-Political Firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Andrew McCabe, onetime acting FBI director, leaked a self-serving story to the press and later lied about it to his boss and federal investigators, prompting a stunning fall from grace that ended in his firing last month, says a bombshell report released Friday by the Justice Department's internal watchdog. The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.
Read the full report
GOP Chairmen Demand Comey Memos ‘Immediately’
Republican chairmen of three House committees are demanding the Justice Department provide copies of memos James Comey wrote following his interactions with President Donald Trump when he served as FBI director. “There is no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress,” according to a letter from Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, and California Rep. Devin Nunes sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.
Alan Dershowitz:
Today is a 'very dangerous day for lawyer-client relations'

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to raid President Trump's personal lawyer's office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship. Dershowitz said on Fox News that he believes the decision to raid Michael Cohen's office would be a sign that Mueller is trying to turn Cohen against Trump. "If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer's office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America, jumping up and down," he added.
The New Yorker Decries Chick-fil-A’s ‘Creepy Infiltration’ of NYC Because of ‘Pervasive Christian Traditionalism’
The New Yorker honed in on a serious threat to the lives of all New Yorkers: the arrival of Chick-Fil-A in their homey little corner of the universe. In a 1400-word diatribe titled “Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City,” one Dan Piepenring wrote that New Yorkers should not accept the intrusion of a popular restaurant serving chicken because the owner happens to be a religious Christian.
The mere whiff of Jesus means that New York must cast out Chick-fil-A
Mayor de Blasio Aide Busted with 9mm Gun In Car;
Serial Number Defaced, Shell Casings on Floor

This de Blasio administration official set one heckuva bad example for the teens she was hired to keep out of jail. Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens, cops said.
Comey on Letter About Hillary Clinton Email Investigation:
I Thought She Would Win, ‘I’m Sorry’ She’s Angry with Me

Former FBI Director James Comey writes in his new book he expected Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 election, saying he was "sorry" she was angry with him for his handling of her private email investigation. Clinton has consistently assigned blame to Comey for her loss, pointing to his October 28, 2016, letter to Congress announcing newly discovered emails related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Iranian Drone Shot Down in Northern Israel in February was
Armed with Explosives

Israel revealed on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace in February after launching from an airbase in Syria was carrying explosives. The base was attacked on Monday, allegedly by Israel, in a strike that reportedly targeted Iran’s entire attack drone weapons system – prompting soaring tensions between Israel and Iran. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day this week to warn Iran: “Don’t test the resolve of the State of Israel.”
Donald Trump, Allies Praise 'perfect' Syria Strikes as
Moscow Seethes

U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies in Britain and France on Saturday hailed their joint surgical strikes in Syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, and warned Damascus that another such attack would be met with renewed firepower. The narrowly targeted pre-dawn operation, which took aim at three chemical weapons facilities, earned quick scorn from Russia, but Moscow's push for condemnation of the strikes at the UN Security Council fell far short.
Canada's Border Crisis? It's Still Happening In 2018
The problem of illegal immigration into Canada is getting worse. You wouldn’t know it from watching the evening news or reading a national newspaper, but a steady stream of illegal migrants continues to sneak across unpatrolled sections of our southern border. Liberal journalists may feel uncomfortable telling the story, but the numbers don’t lie.
Opposition to Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading in California
Since the Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called "sanctuary state" law limiting police collaboration with immigration agents, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions opposing the state's position. Those include the Board of Supervisors in Orange County, which has more than 3 million people.
New Study Finds Red States Have Best Economic Outlook in 2018
Philip Wegmann
Go somewhere with low tax burdens, light regulation, and limited government, young man. Grow up with your country in a red state. That’s the conclusion of the annual “Rich States, Poor States” report from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, set to be released Tuesday. Nine of the ten states with the best economic outlook for 2018 are red, mirrored inversely by nine of the ten states with the worst economic outlooks that are blue.
29-yr-old Suspect Accused of Killing Yarmouth Officer
Had History of Criminal Offenses

IHTM
History? This guy makes Al Capone look look like a saint. 114 priors and he’s out walking around to kill cops? Evidently the Attorney General of Massachusetts is more interested in banning AR-15’s than locking up criminals.
‘I would have taken the shot’: Iredell Man Holds
Would-Be Burglar at Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

Homeowner Owen Turman said that while the suspect lay on the ground, he began rummaging through his pockets. He kept trying to take needles out of his pockets and throw them under Turman’s vehicle, Turman recalled. “Look, man, you’re making me nervous,” Turman recalled telling the man before ordering him to stop.
Oklahoma Senate OK’s Self-Defense Act for ‘Places of Worship’
A proposal to expand the Self-Defense Act to places of worship received key approval from the Oklahoma Senate on Thursday, which could lead to gun owners feeling more comfortable bringing their firearms to church. House Bill 2632 passed the Senate by a vote of 42-1. Lawton Democrat Randy Bass was the sole vote against the measure.
One less gun free zone
'We must speak' – Gun Rights Activists Rally in Kalispell, MT
About 200 people gathered Saturday at Kalispell’s Depot Park for a “Rally for Our Rights,” where speakers and gun rights advocates demonstrated in support of gun ownership, and where students called for solutions for protecting schools without resorting to gun control. The rally, which was student-organized and led, gave voice to those who have felt their right to own guns threatened by the nationwide marches and politicians calling for gun reform...

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