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It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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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,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
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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Selling Socialism to America
Linda Goudsmit
America is being challenged by a Peter Pan generation that refuses to grow up and lives in a world of subjective reality where feelings rather than facts determine public policy. Their fragile selves require enforced political correctness and safe spaces to protect them from unwelcome facts and opposing ideas.

Greenpeace Founding Member:
'The Whole Climate Crisis is Not Only Fake News, it's Fake Science'

Tyler O'Neil
On Tuesday morning, Patrick Moore, a founding member of the environmentalist organization Greenpeace, slammed climate alarmists for promoting a fake emergency. "In fact, the whole climate crisis as they call it is not only fake news, it's fake science. There is no climate crisis," said Moore.

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Week ending 17 March 2019

Trump Calls GM's CEO Mary Barra in
Push to Reopen Ohio Auto Plant

President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday. He capped his weekend rant against the GM with a tweet disclosing that he had vented his frustrations during a conversation with the company's CEO, Mary Barra.
14 Media Outlets Spread Hoax About Trump Calling for
Violence During Breitbart News Interview

Outside of the usual-usual fake news to damage Trump and to distract from their failing Russia Collusion Hoax, the media's propaganda effort here is to make Trump pay a political price for daring to sit down with an alternative news outlet like Breitbart News and to warn other politicians not to violate the rules about who is "supposed" to be allowed to hold high-profile interviews.
90 Million Pay Money to CNN While Fewer Than 1 Million Watch
According to the far-left outlet's own fact sheet, CNN is currently available in 90 million households. This means 90 million people pay money to CNN every month even though fewer than one million on average actually watch CNN. It is called a carriage fee, and every month you subsidize this hate network to the tune of about $1.00 a month, or around $12.00 a year.
This is how CNN stays in business!
Finland: Government Collapses Over Universal Health Care Costs
Similar Problems Are Bedeviling Sweden and Denmark

Finland has long been touted by American socialists as the socialist Nirvana, where everything is free and everyone is happy, happy, happy.  Sadly, fiscal reality hit Finland's government as it collapsed Friday due to the rising costs of its universal health care. The warning signs were on the wall last spring when Finland ended its experiment with "universal basic income."
Make America Greater: Approve the PCCS!
John Droz, Jr.
Should the United States conduct a full, independent, expert scientific investigation into models and studies that say we face serious risks of manmade climate change and extreme weather disasters? As incredible as it may seem, U.S. government climate science has never been subjected to any such examination.

Stop the Anti-Climate Science Totalitarians
Paul Driessen
For years, you Democrats, environmentalists, Deep State bureaucrats, government-grant-dependent scientists, news and social media have colluded to censor and silence manmade climate chaos skeptics, and stifle any debate. All of you have huge financial, reputational and power stakes in this. Your Climate Industrial Complex is a $2-trillion-per-year global behemoth.
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What Happens When the Grid Goes Down
Clare M. Lopez
Let us step back from Venezuela for a moment and consider what could happen right here in the U.S., were a massive solar flare or nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack to hit our own civilian electric grid. Although we can be confident that U.S. grid maintenance has a better track record than Venezuela's, we too could face the kind of devastating societal collapse we are witnessing in Venezuela.
Lisa Page Testimony Means DOJ Might Want to
Re-Open Case Against Hillary Clinton

Quin Hillyer
Lock her up? More and more, it appears the Justice Department should have tried to do just that to Hillary Clinton and that only nefarious interference kept the attempt from occurring. My colleague Becket Adams is correct in writing that newly released testimony by disgraced FBI attorney Lisa Page makes former U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch look blatantly dishonest and makes her infamous "tarmac meeting" with former president Bill Clinton look even sleazier than it already had.
CNN iReport Was Source for Unverified Claims in Russia ‘Dossier’
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who created the anti-Donald Trump Russia “dossier,” used unverified information he found on a CNN website where users generated their own content, he told a court last year. Fox News reported Saturday that Steele, testifying in a defamation lawsuit filed by Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev last year, said that he obtained information about one of Gubarev’s companies on “something called CNN iReport.” (The lawsuit was dismissed in December.)

Obama DOJ Told FBI Not to Charge Hillary,
Lisa Page Reveals What the 'Insurance Policy' Was

House Judiciary Committee members released the transcript of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page's testimony in front of the committee last year and it contained several major revelations. One of the biggest revelations was that Page, who was having an affair with then-FBI agent Peter Strzok, said that the infamous "insurance policy" text message was referring to the Russia investigation.

Release of Congressional Transcripts Confirms
The Epoch Times' Prior Reporting

Jasper Fakkert – Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Editions
The release of three congressional transcripts over the past week by ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), confirms a series of exclusive reports by The Epoch Times. Collins' office released the transcripts of the interviews congressional investigators conducted with Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and former FBI agent Peter Strzok.

DOJ Reached Agreement with Clinton Lawyers to Block
FBI Access to Clinton Foundation Emails, Strzok Says

The Justice Department "negotiated" an agreement with Hillary Clinton's legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript.

John McCain Aide Spread Steele Dossier
Around Washington During Trump's Presidential Transition

David Kramer, the John McCain aide who leaked the discredited Christopher Steele dossier on President Trump, testified in a libel case that he spread the unsubstantiated anti-Trump material all over Washington during the presidential transition. Mr. Kramer, a former State Department official and a Trump detractor, leaked dossier material to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, CNN's Carl Bernstein, National Public Radio, McClatchy news service and others, he said.
Nellie Ohr Testimony Confirms Her Work for the CIA
Nellie Ohr, the wife of former high-ranking Justice Department (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr – both of whom played pivotal roles in the FBI's investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign – worked for the CIA as an independent contractor for as long as six years. Ohr was hired as a researcher by Fusion GPS – the company hired by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to produce the now-infamous Steele dossier – in 2015.
Iowa State Student Government Opposes Freedom of Association
After Learning it Protects Christians

Student senators voted to rescind their support for state legislation that would protect the free speech and free association of college students, after learning that it would let Christian student organizations uphold sexuality standards for their leaders. The bill passed the Senate on Monday and now goes to the House, where Republicans have a narrower majority, according to Iowa State Daily.
Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill
120 Christians in Three Weeks

The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week's slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported. The assailants reportedly split into three groups, the first of which fired upon the people, the second set fire to buildings, and the third chased down people fleeing from the scene. Victims of the assault included women and children.
Where is the full-press media coverage? Oh yeah, they're Christians.
Christchurch Killer: Nation with Closest 'Values to My Own is the People's Republic of China'
While rejecting certain labels including Neo-Nazism, xenophobia, and even Islamaphobia, he [Brenton Tarrant] does describe himself an ethno-nationalist, a racist, and a fascist, while expressing admiration for the former leader of the British Union of Fascists Sir Oswald Mosley, as well as the current political system in communist China.
Trump Advances Changes to Unleash Ethanol Sales in Gasoline
The Environmental Protection Agency proposal is a first step in fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to unleash sales of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol and deliver at least a symbolic victory to corn farmers in the Midwest who have been battered by his trade fight with China. Air pollution requirements currently block sales of that E15 gasoline from June 1 to Sept. 15 in areas where smog is a problem, and the EPA proposal would effectively lift those restrictions so it could be sold year round.
Illegal Alien with Lengthy Criminal Record Arrested for
Murder of California Woman; 9 ICE Detainers Were Ignored

A transient arrested in the murder of Bambi Larson was in the United States illegally and had a lengthy history of arrests in the South Bay and Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday. San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza "stalked" Larson's neighborhood before allegedly killing her with a knife and blunt force trauma.
MS-13 Members Accused of Stabbing 16-year-old 100 Times,
Setting Body on Fire

Maryland police say five MS-13 gang members stabbed one of their own 100 times and drove the body to Virginia where they set it on fire. The victim of the brutal attack was a 16-year-old high school student. Cops identified Jacson Pineda-Chicas this week after releasing a photo of a tattoo on his left arm, Tribune Media reported. Police in Prince George's County said in a news release that the teen was killed in a home 60 miles away in Landover Hills, Md., that belonged to the leader of a Virgina MS-13 clique.
Google Exec Finally Admits to Congress That They're
Tracking Us Even with 'Location' Turned Off

A Google executive admitted during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday that Google tracks users' phones – even when their location history is turned off. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their phones.
Democrats Abrams, Gillum
Question Outcomes of 2018 Gubernatorial Races

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum this week questioned the outcomes of their 2018 gubernatorial races -- suggesting that they, rather than their Republican opponents, should be in the governor seats. Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, hinted on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" that both he and Abrams got enough votes to win their races, and that Abrams' may have been influenced by her opponent already being in office.
Like Hillary, Dems no longer accept defeat
Ocasio-Cortez Blames Pipeline
That Hasn't Been Built Yet for an Oil Spill

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the Keystone XL pipeline for leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota about two years ago. There's just one problem: The Keystone XL pipeline has not been built yet. During a House hearing Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that "Keystone XL, in particular, had one leak that leaked 210,000 gallons across South Dakota" while she questioned Wells Fargo president and CEO Timothy Sloan.
This woman is incredibly stupid
Reuters Promised O'Rourke to Keep Story About Him Being Involved in Hacking Group Until After His Election with Cruz Was Over
Within minutes, his [Joseph Menn] special report was the most popular story on Reuters.com ... and was picked up by other news outlets. But the origin of the story goes back more than two years. Members of the group, which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow, protected O'Rourke's secret for decades, reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressman's political career.
Major media outlet rigged coverage
Hungary's Orbán Speaks Against the "EU empire"
Europe's peoples should "see and understand that Europe will have no free life without its Christian culture", Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a state celebration of the anniversary of Hungary's 1848 revolution in front of Budapest's National Museum. "Unless we protect our Christian culture we will lose Europe and Europe will no longer belong to Europeans," Orban insisted.
Mother of 11-Year-Old 'Drag Kid' Who Performed at Gay Bar Says
Child Protective Services Showed Up at Her Home

The parents of 11-year-old Desmond Napoles, a so-called "drag kid" known as "Desmond is Amazing," have been investigated by authorities for alleged child abuse, confirmed mother Wendy Napoles via Instagram on Saturday... Desmond, dressed in full drag, danced in a sexually suggestive manner on stage at a New York City-based gay bar called 3 Dollar Bill. As Desmond took off his jacket, howling men in the audience handed him dollar bills, as one might see at a strip club.
Suspect in Kavanaugh Confirmation Doxxing Has Feinstein Ties, Allegedly Possessed Senate Data. DOJ May Hide the Details
A former Senate aide charged with doxxing Republican senators and extorting a witness comes from an elite family with ties to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Prosecutors signaled Tuesday that they might give the aide, Jackson Cosko, a plea deal that would prevent the facts of the case from ever being learned publicly.
The plot thickens
Maryland Democratic Official Takes Heat for
Calls to 'dox' Gun Rights Activists

Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard took to social media to post photos from a Maryland House Judiciary Committee meeting in late February, where gun rights activists wore "We Will Not Comply" shirts during the hearing on additional gun control measures, along with a message calling the advocates "homegrown terrorists" and calling on his followers to "dox" them.
Perhaps the FBI will take a close look at him!

Week ending 10 March 2019

Islamic Scholar:
No Western Country Has Successfully Integrated Muslims

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
Ruud Koopmans, a professor at the Berlin Social Science Center and author of several books ... told the Danish newspaper Berlingske that whereas most groups of migrants integrate relatively quickly, especially from one generation to the next, Islam stands out as an exception. "Although it's not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower," he said, noting that a literal interpretation of the Quran prevents them from integrating into Western countries.
Burning Books:
Amazon Moves to Make Anti-Jihad Author a "Non-person"

Selwyn Duke
Who is Tommy Robinson? He's a British anti-Islamization crusader and founder of the anti-immigration English Defense League who the enemedia love dubbing "far right." He also recently coauthored an Islam-critical book entitled Mohammed's Koran, which was selling so well on Amazon that the company requested it be put in special sales programs. Then they did give it special status. Amazon banned it completely. In fact, even second-hand versions now cannot be sold via its service.
Greenpeace Founder:
Climate Change is Pushed by 'Corrupt Scientists'

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has blasted the scientific community that supports Global Warming and Climate Change, describing it as a "catastrophic theory" that's being pushed by "corrupt scientists" who are "hooked on government grants." According to the former president of Greenpeace Canada, so-called "green" companies hijack the narrative to win subsidies and tax cuts along with favorable reporting across the media.
frozen wind turbine Green New Deal? Wind Power
'Dropped Off' the Grid During Polar Vortex

"An earlier than expected drop in wind, primarily caused by cold weather cutoffs, increased risk of insufficiency for morning peak," according to a report from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which oversees electricity delivery across 15 states. Unplanned power outages were higher than past polar vortex events, MISO reported, much of it because wind turbines automatically shut off in the cold. Coal and natural gas plants ramped up production to meet the shortfall and keep the lights on.

How Much CO2 Gets Emitted to Build a Wind Turbine?
Because wind power fails to deliver at all hundreds of times each year, 100% of its capacity has to be backed up 100% of the time by fossil fuel generation sources – which run constantly in the background to balance the grid and prevent blackouts when wind power output collapses – as it does on a routine, but unpredictable, basis.
America is Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia in a 'remarkable' Oil Milestone
The United States will surpass Saudi Arabia later this year in exports of oil, natural gas liquids and petroleum products, like gasoline, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy. That milestone, driven by the transformative shale boom, would make the United States the world's leading exporter of oil and liquids. That has never happened since Saudi Arabia began selling oil overseas in the 1950s, Rystad said in a report Thursday.
As Liberals Embrace Anti-Semitism, Conservatives Welcome Jews
Marina Medvin
In high contrast to the liberal dogma that Jews are victims of the MAGA movement, CPAC revealed the truth -- that conservatives are people from all religions and countries of origin who join together to embrace American values and freedoms. CPAC's Nazi symbol count was zero. And while conservatives continued to concentrate on the shared values that bring us together, liberals continued their fall down their anti-Semitic rabbit hole.
Rep. Jim Jordan is NOT Anti-Semitic and Jerrold Nadler is
Not a Friend of the Jews

Jeff Dunetz
It's incredible to see how fast liberals label a conservative as anti-Semitic, especially when one considers the extremely liberal Democratic Party has embraced Antisemitism over the past decade. Their latest attack, on Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, is the second most ridiculous liberal charge of Jew-hatred ever.
Democrats Need to Bounce Rep. Ilhan Omar Off the
Foreign Affairs Committee, Stat

Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Democrats wanted to shake things up in Washington, and they have. This new Congress has raised all sorts of questions I never knew I needed to be answered, such as: How many blatantly anti-Semitic comments can a Democratic rising star make before members of her own party criticize her? And how many such statements can she make before Democrats take any action? Minnesota's Rep. Ilhan Omar has helped answer that first question.
Talk about normalizing hate
Cohen Met with Schiff Staff for Over 10 Hours
Before House Oversight Committee Hearing, Sources Say

Ohio Rep. Mike Turner specifically asked for confirmation of Cohen's contacts, if any, "with Democratic Members or Democratic staff ... prior to his appearances before House and Senate committees last week" – as well as the lengths of such contacts, their locations and who exactly was involved. "These questions are important for the public to understand whether or not they were watching witness testimony, a public hearing, or well-rehearsed theater," he wrote.
Adam Schiff Proven a Liar As the Bruce Ohr Transcript is Released
One of the weapons the 'deep state' has been using to protect itself and its allies is the use of classification and redaction to prevent the public from learning exactly what transpired... This morning, a crack appeared in the dam of cover-your-ass-redactions as Georgia Republican Doug Collins, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, unilaterally released the testimony Bruce Ohr gave before that committee back in August.
Joe diGenova Urges Trump DOJ to Refuse to Cooperate with
Rep. Nadler's Document Requests

The chairman of the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee has fired off document requests to over 80 entities in President Trump's administration, as well as his family and business, dramatically expanding their investigations. This, even after the FBI, multiple congressional committees, and probably the Mueller investigation all failed to find evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.
Pres .Obama set the precedent
DOJ Official's Testimony Highlights Why One GOP Lawmaker
Believes Glenn Simpson Faces 'Real Legal Jeopardy'

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's congressional testimony undercuts testimony given by Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition firm that commissioned the infamous Steele dossier. Ohr's testimony, a transcript of which was published Friday, also confirms reports that Simpson was the source of a heavily disputed allegation about conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell.
Green Land Grabs on Steroids
Paul Driessen
Special interest environmental groups got stung recently by an 8-0 U.S. Supreme Court opinion that held private landowners cannot be compelled to forego future economic uses of their property and at their own expense convert their land into suitable habitat for an endangered frog. Now radical greens are eyeing even bigger land grabs.
Ocasio-Cortez, Chief of Staff Illegally Moved $885K in Campaign Contributions 'off the books,' FEC Complaint Alleges
New York. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand's multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by working to funnel nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News.

Company Founded by Ocasio-Cortez in 2012
Still Owes $1,870 in Taxes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to pass sweeping tax hikes on the wealthy, but the freshman lawmaker might want to take care of her own unpaid tax bill first. Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children's books in The Bronx, owes the state $1,870.36 in corporate taxes, public records show.

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Capitalism As an ‘irredeemable’ System
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose sudden rise to prominence has made her a target of Republicans and a sometime irritant to her party’s leaders, called capitalism an “irredeemable” system that is to blame for income inequality. The 29-year-old, first-term U.S. House member from New York and self-described democratic socialist addressed an enthusiastic crowd Saturday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin about issues that resonate with her fellow millennials, from universal health care to combating climate change.
'Islam: The Essays,'
Bruce Bawer's Magnum Opus on 'The Religion of Peace'

Thom Nickels
Fighting Islamization in Europe or even in Dearborn, Michigan, can be risky business. It can get you thrown in prison without an able defense in the form of an attorney, which is what happened to the UK's Tommy Robinson during his Facebook live-stream coverage of a Muslim child gang-rape trial. Bawer's book is a World Atlas of Islamization. Pick a country, any country, and Bawer has a story for you:
CAUGHT! Rep. Jerry Nadler Called Her a Liar,
Today She Has Proof He Is

The probes in the House are meant to damage the President, his agenda, and everyone on the right. The Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway had it right last November when he called her a liar for saying he would do exactly what he is doing. Today, she was able to call him out for it. Nadler admitted he does not have proof the President committed crimes. That makes this a fishing expedition.
The United Methodists Just Dodged a Kill Shot by
Reaffirming God's Design for Sex

Glenn T. Stanton
At the end of February, the United Methodist Church bravely dodged what would have been a self-inflicted kill shot. Pushed to definitive action by gay activists within their ranks, they not only refused to mutilate clear biblical teaching on same-sex couples and gay clergy, the UMC voted to strengthen its adherence to biblical sexual ethics. We must appreciate just how against-the-tide this move is for a mainline denomination, and they should be roundly celebrated for their bold fidelity. But here's the spin.
Judeo-Christian Group Sues Michigan for
'Orwellian' Witch Hunt Based on SPLC Labels

Tyler O'Neil
Last Thursday, the Judeo-Christian law firm American Freedom Law Center sued Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director Agustin Arbulu for using the arm of the state to quash their First Amendment rights. Nessel and Arbulu had referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) "hate group" labels in launching a new hate-crimes unit "to fight against hate crimes and the many hate groups ... in our state."
I Called for Diversity of Thought.
My Peers Compared Me to a Neo-Nazi.

Diana Soriano
As I took part in a recent student leadership board meeting for the Department of Political Science at Boston University, a group that works to advise faculty on ways to improve, I offered some advice: the department could use more intellectual diversity. I suggested more debates in the classroom, as opposed to what I had witnessed in my three years at the school, that being an assumption during class that everyone agrees.
Linda Sarsour: Pelosi Doing 'Dirty Work of Powerful White Men' with Antisemitism Condemnation
Linda Sarsour, co-leader of the embattled Women's March, attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Democrats draft a resolution condemning antisemitism following blowback from Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) latest anti-semitic remarks. Omar became the center of controversy after suggesting last week that lawmakers are pressured by pro-Israel groups to take a pledge of "allegiance to a foreign country."

Linda Sarsour Refuses to Acknowledge Israel's Right to Exist
Women's March co-leader Linda Sarsour on Wednesday refused to respond when asked if Israel has the right to exist after promising to answer the question following a Washington, DC, rally in support of Rep. Ilhal Omar (D-MN), who is under fire for repeated anti-semitic remarks.
Defiant U.S. Sheriffs Push Gun Sanctuaries,
Imitating Liberals on Immigration

A rapidly growing number of counties in at least four states are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, refusing to enforce gun-control laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Organizers of the pro-gun sanctuaries admit they took the idea from liberals who have created immigration sanctuaries across the United States where local officials defy the Trump administration's efforts to enforce tougher immigration laws.
Fed Agencies Like the EPA and IRS Continue to Stockpile Guns and Ammo While Democrats Push to Disarm the American Public
J. D. Heyes
President Donald Trump has certainly brought some welcome relief to Americans in the form of curbing federal regulations, but he has a lot more to do – as do his Cabinet appointees – in terms of, shall we say, 'defanging' several agencies. They include the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others that have been weaponized, literally, to 'deal with' – not serve – the American people.
Doctor Tells Patient He Doesn't Have Long to Live
Through Hospital Robot's Video Screen

When Ernest Quintana went into Kaiser Permanente Medical Center's emergency department in Fremont on Sunday, his wife of 58 years, his son, daughter and  granddaughter all worried about the 79-year-old man. They say it was hard enough to learn that his lungs were failing, but they couldn't believe it when a hospital robot entered his room and they got the news through a doctor on the robot's video screen.
Girl Scouts Gives Highest Award to Girl Who
Organized a Pro-Abortion Campaign

As Girl Scout cookies season comes to a close, parents should be aware that the organization does not exactly have family-friendly values at its heart. Though the organization's ties to abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood have been known for years, the Girl Scouts of America have yet to be so forthright about their closeted support for abortion. Until now.
Man Suing on Behalf of Aborted Fetus Says it's for
All 'Men Who Actually Want to Have Their Baby,' Lawyer Says

"We are suing the clinic, the manufacturer of the pill, going after the doctor and going after any professional organization the doctor is affiliated with," attorney Brent Helms told Fox News on Thursday, adding that "if they are all held liable, it would put a dent on the profitability of abortions." On Tuesday, an Alabama county court recognized the aborted fetus, "Baby Roe," as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, making the case one of the first of its kind.
Biden's Tough Talk on Desegregation in 1970s
 Could Face New Scrutiny

When Joe Biden was a freshman senator in the mid-1970s, his home state of Delaware, like other hotspots across the country, was engulfed in a bitter battle over school busing, debating whether children should be sent to schools in different neighborhoods to promote racial diversity. Biden took a lead role in the fight, speaking out repeatedly and forcefully against sending white children to majority-black schools and black children to majority-white schools.

Week ending 3 March 2019

Green New Deal Reveals the Naked Truth of Agenda 21 Use Environmental Protection Simply as the Excuse to Pull at Our Emotions
Tom DeWeese
In 1992 the UN unveiled the 350-page Agenda 21 document... To introduce the plan, the Earth Summit Chairman, Maurice Strong boldly proclaimed, "Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable." Of course, according to the plan, if it's not "sustainable" it must be stopped.
From Roy Rogers to Infanticide
Lloyd Marcus
When Roy Rogers was popular on TV, students still began their school day with a simple prayer for themselves, their parents, teachers and country. In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that prayer and Bible reading in public school was unconstitutional which removed prayer from public school. The consequences have been devastating.
Annual Economic Growth Hits 3 Percent,
Defying Predictions of Trump Critics

The data are in and the economy grew at a 3.1 percent rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, one measure of annual growth, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That is the first time in 13 years that it's been over 3 percent, the White House notes. The administration attributes the gains to tax cuts, deregulation and other pro-growth policies.
Top Trump Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow:
'I Want You to Put Socialism on Trial and Convict It'

After making the case that the president's free-market, capitalist ideas are working, as evidenced by the growing economy, low unemployment, and dramatically improved job market, Kudlow said blue-collar employment for all demographics is at its highest level since the 1980s under President Ronald Reagan. He also praised the annual growth rate of about 3 percent, which is nearly 1 full point higher than President Obama's average of about 2.1 percent.
Newsrooms That Rushed to Report Tax Refunds Were Smaller This Year Go Silent on IRS Data Showing Refunds Have Increased
Becket Adams
The average tax refund has increased to $3,143 from $3,103 last February, according to cumulative statistics comparing the 2018 and 2019 filing seasons. Oddly enough, certain newsrooms have responded to this development with total silence. I say "odd," because it was just a few weeks ago that these same newsrooms rushed to report that tax refunds were smaller this year, suggesting either implicitly or exp licitly that the decrease was tied to the Republican Party's tax reform bill.
#20: Trump Frees American Imprisoned in Yemen
The White House announced on Monday that an American citizen who had been held hostage in Yemen for the past 18 months has been successfully "recovered and reunited" with his family. Danny Burch, a U.S. citizen, had been imprisoned in war torn Yemen for the past year and a half. His release marks the 20th American rescued from abroad by the Trump administration.
Gas-guzzling Car Rides Expose AOC’s Hypocrisy
Amid Green New Deal Pledge

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint. But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own. Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars – even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office.

AOC 'living wage' Rules Allow Her Staff to
Dodge Financial Disclosure Laws

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' decision to cap her office salaries at $80,000 will let her chief of staff and senior employees avoid public transparency laws that would require them to reveal outside income, gifts, and stock trading activity. The New York Democrat announced last week that she would institute "living wage" rules in her office, paying staff members a minimum of $52,000 a year and a maximum of $80,000 a year.

Ocasio-Cortez Hit with Complaint Alleging
She Laundered Money to Boyfriend

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday alleging that socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may have illegally funneled money to her boyfriend through an allied PAC... Fox News reports that the group alleges "in their complaint that when the Brand New Congress PAC paid Roberts for marketing services, it potentially ran afoul of campaign finance law."
AOC’s List Sees Her Chasing Down Something That Doesn’t Exist:
“Moderate” Democrats

Judi McLeod
The former Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore-dubbed “Pompous Little Twit” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s list of “moderate” Democrats she threatens to unseat in 2020 elections is not only laughable, but shows how she’s out there chasing down phantoms and fantasies. A “moderate” Democrat is as difficult to find as a “moral” Democrat... Democrat politicians are also trying to con the voting public that they are reasonable “progressives” rather than radicals like AOC and her main mentor sworn Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. Progressives and Socialists in the Democrat Party are one and the same.
Keep Digging! Clinton Wants Congress to Pursue Russia Collusion,
Even If Mueller Comes Up Empty

This takes some kind of gall, from the woman who basically paid for the hoax, and spread it to media and to the FBI. But yes, we should continue to investigate collusion – what foreign individuals received money from the Clinton campaign for the info through Steele and Fusion GPS.
Top Democrat on Foreign Affairs Committee Condemns
 Ilhan Omar’s Latest Anti-Semitic Remarks

Ashe Schow
It’s getting harder and harder for Democrats to ignore or defend Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) blatant anti-Semitism. On Friday, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who is Jewish and the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement condemning Omar’s recent comments suggesting those that defend Israel have an “allegiance to a foreign country.” Engel requested Omar apologize for her “vile” remarks.
What Will Islam Do to America? Look at European Cities!
Dr. Don Boys
America has begun to lose that familiar home feeling. Pimps for Islam in America are constantly telling us that we don’t have to be concerned about Muslim influence; however, many European nations reveal a different story. Only a fool would climb into bed with Islam when the facts are revealed.
Report: "11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Faith"
Raymond Ibrahim
Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever before in the modern era – and this year is expected to be worse: "4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons," according to Open Doors USA in its recently published World Watch List 2019 of the top 50 nations where Christians are persecuted. "On average, that's 11 Christians killed every day for their faith."
Democrats Hoping to Be the Next President All Voted Against
Born Alive Bill and One Republican Didn't Even Vote

The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday evening. The bill failed by a vote of 53 to 44. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the "same protection of law as any newborn." The bill required 60 votes to pass.
Democrats Harris, Warren and Castro Need Education on Reparations
Allan C. Brownfeld
The first African slaves to reach the English colonies arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. Four hundred years ago, these souls were brought by Dutch traders who had seized them from a captured Spanish slave ship. This occasion is cause for calls for reparations to African-Americans who are their descendants.
Scientists: CO2 the 'miracle molecule'
Key to Feeding, Saving the World

If you like to eat, then you should be cheering global warming. That's the claim in a new scientific report that counters global warming fanatics like former Vice President Al Gore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and offers proof that CO2 added to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels is nature's Miracle-Gro.
What Rising CO2 Means for Global Food Security
Despite Putin's Swagger, Russia Struggles to Modernize Its Navy
President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navy's combat capabilities a priority. The unfinished husks of three guided-missile frigates that have languished for three years at a Baltic shipyard show that is easier said than done. "You need to always distinguish between reality and the shop window," said Andrei Frolov, editor-in-chief of Russian magazine Arms Exports.
No Dreamin' Anymore: California Nightmare
Daniel Wiseman
California is in open rebellion against the United States and the American People. Americans living in California are being disenfranchised because foreign nationals have been allowed to vote in United States federal elections, in addition to other types of ballot box fraud. In the judiciary, the U.S. Ninth District Court that sits in San Francisco openly undermines the clear Constitutional authority of the Executive Branch of government to conduct the foreign policy of the United States of America, specifically concerning naturalization, immigration, and border security.
Gay Rights Leader Accused of Burning Down Own Home
When the home of Nikki Joly burned down in 2017, killing five pets, the FBI investigated it as a hate crime. After all, the transgender man and gay rights activist had received threats after having a banner year in this conservative town. Authorities later determined the fire was intentionally set, but the person they arrested came as a shock to both supporters and opponents of the gay rights movement. It was the citizen of the year – Nikki Joly.
Another fake Hate Crime?
Seven Ugly Lessons About the Media from Jussie Smollett's Debacle
Christian Toto
It's all but official. Empire co-star Jussie Smollett lied about getting attacked by two Trump supporters on a sub-zero Chicago street... Smollett insisted this weekend he didn't stage the attack in question, even while lawyering up. It's a perfect time to look back and see what we've learned from this news cycle.
True Confessions of Texas Vote Harvesters
Real Clear Investigations
"The time has come to consider an alternative to mail-in voting," said Escobar, who was elected in 2012 and has traveled numerous times to Austin, the state capital, seeking some kind of relief from the suspect mail-in ballot harvesting he sees every election. "We need to replace it with something better. Something that can't be hijacked." – Omar Escobar Jr., Starr County District Attorney
Why Do Some People Wish the Attack on Smollett Happened?
The Left Needs Americans to Believe That This is a Racist Country

Dennis Prager
There is no doubt that most Americans on the left, including black Americans, are distraught over the fact that Smollett faked the "racist" attack on him. Apparently leftists, Democratic leaders, and, most depressingly, many of his fellow blacks wish Smollett had been attacked by white racist homophobes... This should tell you a great deal about how morally and psychologically sick the Left is.
Socialism Destroys Prom: School Officials Ban Kids from Riding in
Limos Because Everyone Can’t Afford It

Socialism invariably destroys everything it touches, including even proms. Back in the day, some kids used to enjoy saving up enough money through the semester so they could rent a lavish limo for their year-end senior prom. But thanks to the socialist mindset of one New Jersey school’s officials, this tradition is no more.
Timeline of the ISIS Bride
Claudia Rosett
The issue of Hoda Muthana's citizenship – and whether she might be legally entitled to reenter the country – apparently turns on the timeline of her father's diplomatic status at Yemen's Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he served as a Yemeni diplomat in the early 1990s, before becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Hoda was born in New Jersey, in October 1994.
Student Booted from University After
Complaining About ‘Islamization’ of Britain

Sebastian Walsh was booted from the University of Central Lancashire after school officials “received several complaints about his behaviour,” according to the Daily Mail. Walsh also had said he’d never again eat at Subway or KFC due to the eateries’ use of halal meat, which he considers “barbaric” and “inhumane.”
JetBlue Black History Display Honored Convicted Cop Killer
 JetBlue has taken down a poster of a convicted murderer that it had included as part of a Black History Month tribute at New York's Kennedy Airport. The airline said Saturday it removed the poster paying tribute to Assata Shakur last month after being alerted via Twitter that Shakur is "a convicted cop killer."
BBC Radio 2 Drops Michael Jackson Songs from the Airwaves
After New String of Child Sex Abuse Claims

The decision is reported to have been made last week ahead of Channel 4 News's documentary about the star's alleged crimes, Leaving Neverland, which will be broadcast this week. In the programme, the Sunday Times reports that James Safechuck, 40, and Wade Robson, 36, claim they were sexually assaulted and raped while children by the pop star after being groomed over a number of years.

Week ending 24 February 2019

Blue State Blues:
Trump is the Most 'Progressive' President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

Joel B. Pollak
President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president. That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch. Yet it remains true – In a world where concrete achievements count, Trump is our most "progressive" president ever.
How Did America Become So Great?
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Legal immigrants from around the world came to the New World to work hard, find land, and worship freely. All had to stop at Ellis Island for proper identification and quarantine when necessary. They were desperate but proud men and women who did not immigrate to become wards of the welfare system because there was none to be had.
Suburban Women Want the Wall,
Buoying Trump After Fleeing in 2018

A remarkable new Zogby Analytics poll found that suburban women, more than likely voters, support the wall and Trump's emergency declaration that will allow him to spend more to build it than Congress has OK'd. His latest survey found that Trump's approval has continued to edge higher, and he's picking up support from other groups that had soured on the president, including Hispanics, African Americans and independents.
Natural Gas Moratorium in New York Due to Lack of Gas Pipelines
Slowing Development a Result of Energy Becoming Politicized

Residents of Westchester, New York, just north of New York City, are finding that they are being deprived of an abundant and affordable energy source – natural gas – purely because of their politicians. First, Governor Cuomo banned hydraulic fracking in the state, which would have helped produce natural gas from the state's own deposits of shale gas, but his administration is also denying permits for pipelines.
U.S. Shale Oil Output to Hit Record 8.4 Million Bpd in March
U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise 84,000 barrels per day (bpd) in March to a record of about 8.4 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on Tuesday. The largest change is forecast in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where output is expected to climb by 43,000 bpd to a record 4.024 million bpd in March.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an Economic Illiterate – and
That's Bad News for America

Marc Thiessen
The left complains that conservatives are "obsessing" over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Well, there is a reason for that: Ocasio-Cortez is driving the agenda of today's Democratic Party – and her economic illiteracy is dangerous. Case in point: Last week, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the tanking of a deal negotiated by her fellow Democrats in which Amazon promised to build a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, right next to her congressional district.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Econ Professors Should Be Fired
Darleen Click
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY D-ranged) allegedly graduated from Boston University with a degree in economics and international relations. It's a good thing she's found a well-paying gig in Congress because her arrogant statements on economic issues disqualifies her from running any business, except into the ground.

AOC Says America Should Lead the World
Paul Driessen
29-year old ex-bartender and freshman U.S. Representative (D-NY) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received thunderous environmentalist and media acclaim when she introduced her Green New Deal resolution in the House and Ed Markey (D-MA) submitted it in the Senate. But within days the GND was subjected to rigorous analysis (and ridicule) by energy experts, President Trump, Republicans, conservative pundits and even some Democrats. Their disdain is well-founded.
ANTIFA Thug Worked for Chief DNC Trainer
Matthew Vadum
An activist now charged with assaulting two U.S. Marines as part of an Antifa mob has ties to Heather Booth, a senior Democrat and chief DNC trainer who founded a training academy devoted to the teachings of the late pro-violence community organizing guru Saul Alinsky. This is yet more proof that Antifa, the anti-fascist coalition that uses heavy-handed fascist tactics, is becoming closely integrated with the Democratic Party.
Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America's Sickness
Andy Ngo
On January 29, tabloid news site TMZ broke the shocking story that Jussie Smollett, a gay black entertainer and progressive activist, had been viciously attacked in Chicago. That the original story broke days just after the Covington narrative fell apart last month didn't stop it from spreading quicker than a wildfire. Within hours of TMZ's report, some of America's most influential politicians and celebrities amplified the story – and the belief that America is a dangerous place for minorities – to millions across the world.

Why Does the MSM Keep Falling for Obvious Hoaxes?
Debra Heine
If there was a "national outrage" over the dubious incident, it was limited to gullible left-wing journalists, celebrities, politicians, and activists. The "narrative" only seemed "cut-and-dry" to people who were looking at the case through lenses clouded by their anti-Trump bias. It seemed made up to those of us who noticed that Smollett's allegations were outlandish, implausible, and riddled with inconsistencies from the get-go.

Smollett Case Proves That Journalism in This Country is
Dead and Buried

Sean Hannity
Despite the massive amount of evidence against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, you have to assume he's an innocent man until convicted in a court of law. That is standard for anybody. But this is about so much more than an overpaid, attention seeking, wanting a raise, Trump-hating actor. The Smollett case represents another example of what I have been saying since 2007 and 2008: Journalism in this country is dead.
Md. Democrat Offers Bill Would Prohibit Use of
DNA Databases to Solve Crimes

After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving. House bill 30, sponsored by Delegate Charles Sydnor, D-Baltimore County, seeks to prohibit searches of consumer genealogical databases for the purpose of identifying an offender in connection with a crime through their biological relative's DNA samples.
Most See Crime in Justice, FBI 'Coup' Against Trump,
Want Special Prosecutor

Most voters say top Justice Department and FBI officials are likely to have acted criminally when they secretly discussed removing President Trump from office and think a special prosecutor is needed to investigate. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe senior federal law enforcement officials are likely to have broken the law in their discussions in May 2017 to oust Trump, with 37% who say it is Very Likely.
Mueller Releases 800-Page Sentencing Memo on Paul Manafort
Accusing Him of 'Repeatedly and Brazenly' Breaking the Law

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not offer a specific recommendation for how long Paul Manafort should spend in prison but said the former Trump campaign manager's sentence should take into account the gravity of his conduct and deter him and those who commit similar crimes, according to a redacted sentencing memo released Saturday.
Cold Outbreaks Are Not Caused by Global Warming
Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
What do heat waves, floods, droughts, rising sea levels, forest fires, hurricanes, African wars, mass extinctions, disease outbreaks, and human and animal migrations from South America and the Middle East have in common? According to climate activists, they are all caused by dangerous man-made global warming. And this, in turn, is supposedly caused by rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels resulting from our use of fossil fuels.
Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar Energy
Media Hysteria:
Climate Change 'Heat Records' Are a Huge Data Manipulation

Jay Lehr & Tom Harris
The idea that climate change is producing heat records across the Earth is among the most egregious manipulations of data in the absurd global warming debate. Americans receive a daily barrage from the fake news media and climate "experts" reporting that each and every day, week, month or year is the hottest on record due to global warming.
Australia's Obsession with Hopelessly Intermittent
Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid

Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world. Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal.

Minnesota Madness: Big Freeze Exposes Wind & Solar's Deadly Flaw – Hopeless Intermittency
Power consumers pinning their hopes on the weather, inevitably learn to expect mixed results. 200,000 Victorian businesses and households learnt the hard way, as a sudden wind power output collapse left them sweltering during a summer heat wave. At the other end of the temperature spectrum, the risk of being powerless is even more serious. The elderly and frail do not last long without reliable and affordable energy to heat their abodes.

Polar Vortex Provides Teachable Moment: Utilities Call for
Americans to Conserve Energy as Frigid Weather Exhausts Supplies

Last month, the polar vortex brought below-zero temperatures to the Midwest and Great Plains. Over 220 million Americans experienced below-freezing temperatures across the lower-48 states, and about 26 million people were living with temperatures at or below -20 degrees. Despite the large amount of wind power in the Midwest, coal and natural gas provided about 80 percent of the electricity needed to keep the power and heat on.
5 Things Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want You to Know About Socialism
Justin Haskins
Scandinavian countries do not have socialist economies. For many years, American socialists have misled the public about Scandinavian countries like Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Sanders and others, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., routinely refer to these nations as “socialist,” even though the evidence clearly shows they are not.
Where in the World Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Live?
She has no district office and no local phone number, unlike the state’s three other freshman members. And it’s unclear whether the 29-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Bronx and Queens, actually still lives in the Parkchester neighborhood that has been so closely tied to her rise.
Iran: Mounting Persecution of Christians
The persecution of Christians in Iran in 2018 increased to a new level, according to an in-depth report jointly released by Open Doors, Middle East Concern, Article 18, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. "The end of 2018 saw an unprecedented wave of raids on private house gatherings, leading to a large number of arrests. Many Christians received prison sentences, or had sentences upheld by the Court of Appeal," noted the report.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Praises Trump's Leadership Against Russia

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko praised President Donald Trump's leadership in tackling the Russian threat during a Friday interview on Fox News. "I think that this administration do an excellent, a great job," Poroshenko said. "This is not only sanctions, for example, presenting Javelin – this is a modern anti-tank system … this has saved a lot of life for Ukrainian soldiers."
So much for Trump being a Moscow puppet
Gov. Ralph Northam's Great-Grandfather was 'Red Shirt',
Family Owned 42 Slaves

Northam's roots can be traced back to his great grandfather, Captain J.E. Brownlee, also a Democrat, who fought against the Yankees in the Civil War. After the war, he was a stalwart member of the "Red Shirts," a group of white supremacists – all Democrats – who made a name for themselves by intimidating freed slaves to stop them from voting.
John Wayne statueJohn Wayne Airport Should Be Renamed, Some Say, After Screen Legend’s 1971 Playboy Interview Sparks Controversy
The first shots may have been fired in a war against "The Duke." A debate is now underway over whether a Southern California airport should bear the name of screen legend John Wayne, who died nearly 40 years ago at age 72. The discussion stems from the recent social-media uproar that followed the resurfacing of a 1971 Playboy interview in which Wayne made remarks that critics described as racist and homophobic.
Amen: Congress Moves to Keep 'God' in Daily Prayer,
Thwart Atheist Movement

While it doesn't get much public and media notice amid the increasingly nasty fights on the floors of the House and Senate, prayers from the official and guest chaplains remain an important element of Washington political life. And recently, as a handful of House Democrats have raised criticism of Israel to levels some see as anti-Semitic, having a rabbi pray on the floor has become symbolic of accepting all religions.
Census: Highest Immigrant Population in 100 Years, Over Half Latinos
America's foreign-born population has reached its highest level in over 100 years, driven by immigrants from Latin America, according to new Census Bureau data. What's more, the Pew Research Center has found that most Latinos feel the percentage of foreigners in the United States is just about right, though 14 percent said America needs more. The analysis from Pew showed that the last 50 years have seen the biggest surge in immigration into the U.S. since before the Civil War.
Gallup: Liberals Outnumber Conservatives in
Only 6 States, Down from 9

The number of states where liberals outnumber conservatives has dropped more than 30 percent, with just six now in that category: Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York, and New Hampshire. According to the latest Gallup survey, in every other state but California, where conservatives and liberals split 29 percent to 29 percent, conservatives lead.
No wonder they behave so radically

Week ending 17 February 2019

There is No New Deal
Jonah Goldberg
What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has thrust upon our national conversation is not, in any sense, a "Green New Deal." It does not resemble a Green New Deal. It does not approximate a Green New Deal. It does not so much as represent the shadows or the framework or the embryo of a Green New Deal. It is, instead, the inchoate shopping list of a political novice who has managed to get herself elected to Congress and believes that this has turned her into a visionary.
The Russia Collusion Thud Heard 'Round the World
Mark Ellis
The villains in this ignominious episode are too numerous to mention, but certain names rattle off: Comey, Brennan, Clapper et al. harped incessantly with assertions and implications that are in grave danger of being exposed as outright lies. The mincing visage of Peter Strzok, the harridan Nellie Orr and the rest, now forever associated with nefarious surreptitiousness.
George Washington Letter on God and the Constitution Revealed
The Raab Collection, a dealer in historical documents, called the artifact in a news release on Feb. 11, "a remarkable original letter signed by George Washington praising the providence of God for the ratification of the Constitution, the founding moment in American democracy."
The Verdict is in: Trump's Tariffs Are Working 'bigly'
Consumers Simply Aren't Seeing Any Major Price Increases

U.S. manufacturing is once again in the news. New data shows America's factories adding 261,000 jobs from January 2018 to January 2019. In the State of the Union, President Trump emphasized the urgency of confronting predatory trade from countries like China. There's no doubt that America's manufacturers are currently rebounding.
Job Openings Hit Record High of 7.3 Million in December
The number of job openings hit a record high of 7.3 million in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday in a sign of the labor market's strength. The private sector drove the new record, with private entities accounting for 6.7 million job vacancies – also a record high. The construction industry recorded 382,000 new posts, far more than ever before.
McCabe Says Rosenstein was 'absolutely serious'
About Secretly Recording Trump

McCabe, speaking to CBS News' "60 Minutes," recounted a conversation soon after Comey's firing about the ongoing Russia investigation in which he said Rosenstein told him: "I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn't know it was there." "Now, he was not joking," McCabe said of Rosenstein's comments. "He was absolutely serious. And in fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had."

McCabe Details Central Role in Russia Probes,
DOJ Meetings on Whether to Oust President

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, speaking out in a new book and TV interview, detailed the central role he played in the bureau's Russia probe and the eventual appointment of a special counsel – while reportedly describing Justice Department meetings where officials discussed ousting President Trump.
Alan Dershowitz: Ousting Trump via 25th Amendment is
'clearly an attempt at a coup d'etat'

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday said the Department of Justice's discussions to employ the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump – if true – amounted to an attempted coup. Evoking the 25th Amendment, Dershowitz added, would be a fundamental misuse of its original purpose. He said it was originally "about Woodrow Wilson having a stroke. It's about a president being shot and not being able to perform his office."
Graham Calls McCabe Comments 'beyond stunning'
As He Threatens to Subpoena Former FBI Chief

"We're going to find out what happened here and the only way I know to find out is to call the people in under oath and find out, through questioning, who's telling the truth because the underlying accusation is beyond stunning," Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on CBS News’ "Face the Nation." Graham added that he also plans to subpoena both McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they won’t voluntarily agree to testify before the committee.
Trump Thanks MSNBC After Report
Senate Panel Found No Evidence of Russia Conspiracy

NBC News reported Tuesday morning that according to both unnamed Republicans and Democrats, the Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that there is no direct evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election after conducting 200 interviews over the course of two years.
Legal Immigrant Angel Mom in Pelosi’s Office:
Why Are Illegal Aliens ‘Placed in Front of Us?’

Angel moms confront Pelosi
Angel Families flooded into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office Wednesday questioning why their many requests for meetings with the speaker went unanswered, with German immigrant Angel Mom Sabine Durden asking why illegal aliens “always get a better deal” than American citizens. “Before I came from Germany to America, I had to fill out paperwork,” Durden explained. “And I was married to a service member. My son was born here–all that.”
Mexico Deports MS-13 Gang Members
Found in Caravan Near Texas Border

"We have data that there are agitators inside the shelter, that there are members of the caravan who are provoking others, some of them belong to the Mara Salvatrucha , some others who bring criminal records in their country and what we have been doing is deporting them directly with Migration," Riquelme told local reporters, according to an English language translation.
Ocasio-Cortez Living in Luxury Navy Yard Apartment Building,
Can Suddenly Afford the Rent

Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, got a big raise with her election to Congress, a job that comes with a $174,000 annual salary. She told the New York Times she was concerned about how she would get an apartment before that salary kicked in. She ended up moving into a luxury apartment building with a wide array of amenities where rent for even a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month.
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Cuomo Slams Ocasio-Cortez, Others,
As Amazon Ditches New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lambasted politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others over Amazon's decision to leave New York City. Opponents of the deal with the tech giant had "put their own narrow political interests above their community," he said. In response to the news, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, tweeted that "anything is possible," taking a victory lap upon hearing the news.

Maloney (D) Slams Ocasio-Cortez's Opposition to Amazon:
'Now We are Protesting Jobs?'

"My constituents want jobs," Maloney said. "It used to be that we would protest wars. Now we are protesting jobs? People are complaining about jobs coming to your [city] … If this had gone through, it would have made overnight New York City the high-tech capital of the east coast, the most important job center for tech jobs."

Amazon Quits New York – 'Victory' by Progressives
Helps City Wave Good-Bye to 25,000 Jobs

Seth Barron
Amazon's announcement that it will cancel its plans to build a major office complex in Long Island City is a huge defeat for Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, who staked their political capital on the high-profile deal. The collapse of the deal is a victory, though, for the anti-gentrification, anti-development left, which assailed the plan as a giveaway to a trillion-dollar company and its billionaire owner.

How Dumb is Ocasio-Cortez?
John Hinderaker
This isn't complicated stuff. If Ocasio-Cortez is really this stupid, she shouldn't have graduated from high school. She certainly shouldn't be representing many thousands of constituents, who must assume that she is of at least average intelligence, in Congress.
Union Leaders Warn Green New Deal May Lead to Poverty:
'Members are worried about putting food on the table'

Labor unions are warning that the "Green New Deal" proposed by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is vague and potentially dangerous, signaling that the progressive proposal may be in for even more turbulence following a rocky rollout last week. In particular, union officials took umbrage at the resolution's call for a "fair and just transition for all communities and workers" in order to "achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions" in the span of just ten years.
Dems cannot afford to lose the unions
GOP Puts AOC's Deleted Summary of Her
'Green New Deal' Into the Congressional Record

"Yesterday, we entered into the record the frequently asked questions and the overview that were posted and then deleted from Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's website," Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Wednesday. "It's very important the American people see and that there be transparency about what they're pushing."
Lead Investigator in Green Beret Murder Case Faces Charges of
Stolen Valor – Was to be Main Witness Against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn

The Army special agent who led the investigation of a Green Beret charged with the murder of an alleged Afghan bomb-maker now faces charges of stolen valor. And both the Green Beret’s attorney and others in military legal circles say the charge could have a serious impact on the Army’s case against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn.
Senate Panel to Investigate Meetings Between
Russians, Obama Officials

The Senate Finance Committee is probing meetings reportedly held in 2015 between two of former President Barack Obama’s top economic officials and Maria Butina, a Russian national who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to covertly influence U.S. foreign policy, the panel said Friday.
House GOP Leader Presses Adam Schiff Over
Secret Meeting with Fusion GPS Founder

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for answers about his interactions with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Democrat-funded Steele dossier. In a statement released on Friday, McCarthy questioned whether Schiff, a California Democrat, should recuse himself from the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation because of a meeting he had with Simpson at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2018.
Put him under oath and seize the bank records
More Evidence Hillary Clinton Email Probe was RIGGED
According to Judicial Watch, within hours of then-FBI Director James Comey announcing to Congress on Oct. 28 that the bureau had found additional potentially classified Clinton emails on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, Clinton's personal lawyer David Kendall specifically asked to speak with FBI general counsel James Baker.
New Emails Confirm FBI Tried to
Strike Deal to Help Hillary from Email Scandal

New FBI emails have been released that show that the FBI, under the fired director James Comey, tried to work out a quid pro quo deal with the Obama State Department. The purpose of this? To minimize Hillary Clinton's email scandal – and this happened just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
Democrats Turn on Ilhan Omar
After She Targets Pro-Israel Group AIPAC

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was condemned Sunday by fellow Democrats after she accused a pro-Israel lobbying group of paying lawmakers in exchange for influence. The latest controversy engulfing the freshman lawmaker centered on tweets she sent reacting to journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for threatening punishment against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over their criticisms of Israel.

Ilhan Omar Controversy: Where Does She Get Her Views?
Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin
As Hamas was attacking Israel in 2012 and bombarding its civilian population with Grad and Qassam rockets, Ilhan Omar – who was recently elected to Congress (D-MN) – tweeted "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evils of Israel." During her campaign, she defended that statement, saying it was not anti-Semitic. "Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews," she declared. Israel an apartheid state? Israel is evil? Where did she get these views?

Rep. Ilhan Omar Whines That Criticizing Her
Anti-Semitism is – Wait for It – Racist

Daniella Greenbaum Davis   
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, apparently it's not a duck. In fact, we're all a bunch of racists for even suggesting it might be. That's the kind of insane mental gymnastics in which Ilhan Omar, Tamika Mallory, and Linda Sarsour would like us all to engage.

Media is Hiding Fact That Rep. Omar is a
Tiny Part of Democrat's Jew-Hatred

Jeff Dunetz
The media is not being honest about the story of Rep. Omar's Antisemitism, and downplaying the Democratic Party's Jew-hatred. Some are claiming that she is being ostracized because all she is doing is presenting a pro-Palestinian view, or the Democratic Party's Jew-hatred is a relatively new thing or even that it is limited to a few freshmen Democrats in Congress. Here's the truth the media isn't telling you about.
Antifa Activist Charged with Assault on Marines Tied to
Key Dem Policymakers, Including Maxine Waters

The violent domestic terrorist group Antifa has always been seen by skeptics as an extension of the Democratic Party, and while that may be too broad a generalization, it's now clear members of the group are linked to key Democratic policymakers. Joseph Alcoff is in court this week facing charges of aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob that attacked two Marines in November, according to Fox News.
Why is Britain’s Richest Man – Sir Jim Ratcliffe –
Moving to Monaco? Ask Ayn Rand

James Delingpole
Ratcliffe is leaving Britain, in other words, for the same reason all the wealth creators in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged fly off to Galt’s Gulch. Entrepreneurs are there to do business, create value and be rewarded for their efforts. It’s amazing, not to say astonishingly depressing, how many people there are in Britain right now – including many if not most politicians – who do not get this.
Hungary Offers Mothers Tax Break in
Move to Counter Population Decline

Hungarian mothers with four children or more will never have to pay taxes again, under a new plan addressing the country's population decline. Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced the exemption in his state of the nation address Sunday, during which he also said families raising two or more children will be given preferential loans to buy homes.
Copulate for lower taxes
Brothers Say Jussie Smollett
Paid Them to Participate in Alleged Attack

A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope – which was found around Smollett's neck – at a nearby hardware store. The source said detectives have evidence to corroborate the sale, something the men's attorney alluded to Friday night.
If you are black, gay and an immigrant liberals will believe anything!
Will They Retract?Pelosi, 2020 Dems,
Liberal Groups Believed Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax

Tyler O'Neil
The police statement confirmed growing suspicions about Smollett's story as more evidence has come to light. If indeed Smollett's story is a hoax, and if police are on the verge of charging him with filing a false report, the liberals who defended his story will have to answer for themselves. Will they retract their statements about the trend of "hate" Smollett's attack revealed?
Gay Mayor Accused of Sexual Harassment As
#MeToo Reckoning Comes to West Hollywood

For years, Mayor John Duran has been a public avatar for West Hollywood’s cheekily sexual culture. From the City Council dais, he joked about wearing gold lamé underwear and announced a public forum on anal cancer named Booty Call to Action. But he was also accused by another councilman of looking for sex on the dating app Grindr during public meetings.
NY: Bronx Lawmaker Says City Council 'controlled' by
Homosexual Community, Refuses to Apologize

City Council member Ruben Diaz Sr. said Sunday that he'd rather give up his powerful committee assignments than apologize to openly gay Speaker Corey Johnson for his homophobic comments. Diaz Sr. – who was appointed by Johnson to committees on land use, public housing and transportation – again refused to apologize for saying last week that the City Council is "controlled by the homosexual community."
UN IPCC Scientist Blows Whistle on Lies About Climate, Sea Level
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, a leading expert on sea levels who served on the UN IPCC told The New American. In fact, it is more likely that sea levels will decline, not rise, explained Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, the retired head of the paleogeophysics and geodynamics at Stockholm University.
This is CNN: Reporter Helps Kamala Harris
Try on Clothes During Campaign Stop

Kamala Harris went clothes shopping as a part of her campaign for president, and a CNN reporter couldn’t help but assist the candidate with picking out a new jacket. It’s not the first time CNN has been cozy with a Democrat.
Anthony Weiner Out of Prison ... But Not a Free Man Yet
Anthony Weiner is no longer behind bars, but the disgraced ex-U.S. Congressman still has a few months in federal custody before he's freed ... still earlier than originally expected. Weiner started serving his 21-month prison sentence in November 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.
Long Before City Hall Rats,
L.A. Has Struggled with the Rise of Typhus

Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease spread by rodents. The rat problem has focused attention on typhus over the last several weeks. But cases of the disease have actually been increasing in California for more than a decade.
Wouldn't you just know, global warming is one cause!

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