Demonstrators carrying Star of David flags kicked out of Chicago Dyke March.

Demonstrators carrying Star of David flags kicked out of Chicago Dyke March.. by Daniel Politi · June 25, 2017 An Israeli woman draped with a rainbow gay pride flag with the Star of David walks past Israeli border policemen during the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on July 21, 2016. AFP/Getty Images Three people carrying Jewish Pride flags were asked […]

Facing FBI Bank Fraud Investigation, Bernie And Jane Sanders Hire Lawyers | HuffPost

Facing FBI Bank Fraud Investigation, Bernie And Jane Sanders Hire Lawyers | HuffPost. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his wife, Jane Sanders, the former president of Burlington College, have hired lawyers in the face of a federal investigation into bank fraud allegations related to a multimillion-dollar loan for the now-defunct liberal arts college. On Saturday, CBS News confirmed that the […]

Meet the horsemen of our environmental apocalypse – Salon.com

Meet the horsemen of our environmental apocalypse – Salon.com. by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. · June 25, 2017 Excerpted with permission from “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Consolidation of power by the oil and coal barons began immediately after the election; […]

The Twin Authoritarians Who Are Endangering American Democracy | New Republic

The Twin Authoritarians Who Are Endangering American Democracy | New Republic. by Jeet Heer · June 25, 2017 Ever since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, critics worried about his authoritarian tendencies. He’s done much to justify those fears. At his rallies, he whipped crowds into such a frenzy that protesters were beaten. As president, he’s flouted elementary […]

Donald Skunks the Democrats – The New York Times

Donald Skunks the Democrats – The New York Times. · by Maureen Dowd · June 24, 2017 Supporters of the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff after his loss in Georgia on Tuesday night. David Goldman/Associated Press WASHINGTON — YOU know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s […]

Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia | TheHill

Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia | TheHill. by Mike Lillis · June 24, 2017 Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia. Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking […]

Obama’s response to Russian interference: He did his job.

Obama’s response to Russian interference: He did his job.. by William Saletan · June 23, 2017 President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 20, 2016. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Did President Obama blow the 2016 election? Should he have spoken up sooner and louder about Russia’s interference? That’s what […]

Two eminent political scientists: The problem with democracy is voters – Vox

Two eminent political scientists: The problem with democracy is voters – Vox. Consider the curious case of New Jersey in 1916: That summer, there was a string of deadly shark attacks along the Jersey Shore. As a result, Woodrow Wilson lost his home state in the presidential election. Why, you ask? Because the beachfront towns (which rely on tourism) were […]

Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice | HuffPost

Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice | HuffPost. As the end of the Supreme Court term approaches, rumors of retirement have ramped up around Justice Anthony Kennedy, a pivotal judge who often bridges a gap on the bench between conservatives and liberals. The Associated Press and CNN reported Saturday on rumors swirling around the 80-year-old Kennedy’s retirement […]

Begala: ‘Dump Pelosi’ plays right into GOP’s hands – CNN.com

Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands – CNN.com. Democrats lost a special election for a congressional seat they have not held in decades, so some are calling for the head of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Huh? Dumping Pelosi, who has devoted her professional life to Democratic values, would be like throwing the captain of your ship overboard […]

Andrew Sullivan: The Perverse Presidency of Donald Trump

Andrew Sullivan: The Perverse Presidency of Donald Trump. by Andrew Sullivan · June 23, 2017 President Donald Trump speaks at Kirkwood Community College on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images I was mulling, as one does, over this presidency, and something crystallized in my head that I had not quite grasped before. Its policies are […]

Opinion: Bickering Democrats — Still Mired in the 20th Century

Opinion: Bickering Democrats — Still Mired in the 20th Century. by Walter Shapiro · June 23, 2017 Only the downtrodden and dispirited Democrats could work themselves into a bout of I’m-on-the-ledge-and-thinking-about-jumping depression over the failure of a 30-year-old first-time candidate to win a House seat in a Georgia district where he didn’t even live. Equally ludicrous are the recriminations over […]

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor. by Frances Dinkelspiel · June 24, 2017 During the 1850’s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers. Getty It’s going to be a long summer for California winemakers. The labor shortage is so acute in Napa and Sonoma counties that grape growers are trucking in workers from […]

The Collective Déjà Vu Of Black America | HuffPost

The Collective Déjà Vu Of Black America | HuffPost. by Julia Craven · June 23, 2017 We’ve been here before. Right here, at this very specific moment of anguish. Each time, it’s as though the world freezes and a familiar jolt zips through our bodies. Our vision blurs. Panicked, we look around to see if anyone else feels what we […]

Michael Bloomberg says Democrats should “get behind” President Trump – Salon.com

Michael Bloomberg says Democrats should “get behind” President Trump – Salon.com. by Matthew Sheffield · June 23, 2017 Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and owner of several media outlets, thinks it’s time that Americans “get behind” President Donald Trump and “make it work.” Democratic opponents of Trump need to get over themselves, Bloomberg argued during an […]

Where are all the missing leftist voters?

Where are all the missing leftist voters?. If there’s one thing that members of the American left believe as an article of unshakable faith, it’s that they constitute the country’s true silent majority. You can hear a profession of this faith every time a mainstream Democrat disappoints at the ballot box: “If only socialist Bernie Sanders had been the nominee […]

The Senate’s Unaffordable Care Act – The New York Times

The Senate’s Unaffordable Care Act – The New York Times. by THE EDITORIAL BOARD · June 23, 2017 Erik Carter It would be a big mistake to call the legislation Senate Republicans released on Thursday a health care bill. It is, plain and simple, a plan to cut taxes for the wealthy by destroying critical federal programs that help provide […]

Why Democrats can’t quit Nancy Pelosi – CNNPolitics.com

Why Democrats can't quit Nancy Pelosi – CNNPolitics.com. Nancy Pelosi is sending a defiant message to House Democrats who are grumbling about her leadership: Come at me. But while Pelosi’s critics are increasingly vocal, they have not yet answered critical questions about who would fill her leadership and fundraising roles if they were to mount a serious challenge for the […]

Venice’s first female gondolier announces he’s transgender – SFGate

Venice's first female gondolier announces he's transgender – SFGate. A gondolier who made headlines a decade ago for being the first woman to enter the male-dominated cadre of Venice’s canal rowers has announced he is transgender. Alex Hai made the revelation Wednesday on Facebook and in a lengthy interview on Radiolab. He wrote: “It is inaccurate to refer to me […]

Pelosi Blows Off Calls to Step Down

Pelosi Blows Off Calls to Step Down. by Rema Rahman · June 22, 2017 Describing herself as “worth the trouble,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday blew off calls from some chamber Democrats for her to step down from leadership in the wake of special election losses this year and a failure to win a House majority in four straight […]

Jane Sanders Lawyers Up – POLITICO Magazine

Jane Sanders Lawyers Up – POLITICO Magazine. The strange story behind the federal investigation that has rattled Burlington, Vermont, and put Bernie and Jane Sanders on the defensive. Bernie Sanders was in the midst of an interview with a local TV reporter early last month when the senator fielded an unexpected question about an uncomfortable matter. “There’s an implication, and […]

Bernie, Jane Sanders Hire Attorneys for Fraud Probe – The Daily Beast

Bernie, Jane Sanders Hire Attorneys for Fraud Probe – The Daily Beast. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane have hired attorneys as the FBI is looking into whether the couple committed bank fraud. The FBI has been investigating whether Jane Sanders committed bank fraud in order to get approved for loans for the defunct Burlington College, and whether […]

After Nabra Hassanen’s murder, Virginia Muslims resolve to carry on in spite of fear.

After Nabra Hassanen’s murder, Virginia Muslims resolve to carry on in spite of fear.. · by Christina Cauterucci · June 22, 2017 Friends of Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered in Northern Virginia while walking with friends to her mosque, speak at her vigil on Wednesday. Christina Cauterucci RESTON, Virginia—Three days after the murder of Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old black Muslim […]

The Senate health bill takes what Americans hate about Obamacare and makes it worse – Vox

The Senate health bill takes what Americans hate about Obamacare and makes it worse – Vox. The Senate GOP’s health care bill is a strange document. It doesn’t fix what conservatives dislike most about Obamacare. But it takes what everyone else hates about Obamacare and makes it much, much worse. The plan keeps Obamacare’s basic structure intact. The tax credits […]

All That Stands Between Democrats And A Massive Freakout Is This Man | HuffPost

All That Stands Between Democrats And A Massive Freakout Is This Man | HuffPost. Having lost a series of tantalizingly close congressional elections, the Democratic Party has now placed the fate of its collective psyche in the hands of an unassuming, soft-spoken pediatric neurologist. Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam says he feels no enhanced pressure to win his gubernatorial race […]

Senate Democrats react with horror to health care bill – Salon.com

Senate Democrats react with horror to health care bill – Salon.com. by Matthew Rozsa · June 22, 2017 Senate Democrats are appalled by the draft of the Obamacare repeal bill unveiled earlier on Thursday by Senate Republicans. In a speech on the Senate floor shortly after the discussion draft was released to the public, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of […]

Don’t Assume Conservative Defections Will Sink Senate TrumpCare Bill – Talking Points Memo

Don’t Assume Conservative Defections Will Sink Senate TrumpCare Bill – Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed Within a few hours of the release of the Senate legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul Medicaid, four conservatives came out against the bill, putting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) two votes short of what he will need to pass it. […]

Democrats don’t have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.

Democrats don't have a policy problem. They have a marketing problem.. Democrats continued their 2017 run of being unable to win special elections in strongly Republican districts on Tuesday. These results have led people to ask what the Democratic Party must change if it is to take back Congress (and eventually the White House). I have what may be the […]

Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul. Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare.” Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both parties can’t work together on the Senate bill […]

It’s Time to Break Up Syria | The National Interest

It's Time to Break Up Syria | The National Interest. THE ELIMINATION of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has become an unhealthy obsession for Western nations, most of which operate under the assumption that the destruction of ISIS is the only thing standing between peace and eternal crisis. It isn’t. Focusing on ISIS’s defeat is a nonstrategy that has […]

Here’s What Green Groups Think of Trump’s Solar Wall

Here’s What Green Groups Think of Trump’s Solar Wall. by Fred Lucas · June 25, 2017 President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on his long-promised border wall hasn’t gained a lot of support among top environmental lobbying groups—even though the organizations have long backed solar power as a key renewable energy. “This way, Mexico will have to pay […]

Process vs. Product: Why the Dems Keep Losing | Roger’s Rules

Process vs. Product: Why the Dems Keep Losing | Roger’s Rules. by Roger Kimball · June 25, 2017 In her much-read New York Times column “Donald Skunks the Democrats,” Maureen Dowd skates quite close to the truth before swerving off into mendacious Timesland fantasy. Writing in the aftermath of Jon Ossoff’s embarrassing defeat by Karen Handel in Georgia, Dowd begins […]

The War on Work—and How to End It | City Journal

The War on Work—and How to End It | City Journal. by Edward L. Glaeser · June 13, 2017 In 1967, 95 percent of “prime-age” men between the ages of 25 and 54 worked. During the Great Recession, though, the share of jobless prime-age males rose above 20 percent. Even today, long after the recession officially ended, more than 15 […]

God and Man at the FBI – Reason.com

God and Man at the FBI – Reason.com. Ever since FBI Director James Comey staggered into the spotlight during last year’s presidential campaign, critics have been comparing him to the most infamous man ever to hold Comey’s job. “I think this is sort of a flashback to the days of J. Edgar Hoover,” the journalist turned academic Sanford Ungar told […]

FBI cannot be trusted – Washington Times

FBI cannot be trusted – Washington Times. Can anyone with a modicum of common sense trust the Federal Bureau of investigation? The answer to that question is a resounding “no.” The claim that the FBI strives to be above politics is today and has always been absurd. When former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover admitted in an interview that his […]

Trump ready to single out GOP senators who oppose healthcare bill

Trump ready to single out GOP senators who oppose healthcare bill. by Daniel Chaitin · June 24, 2017 President Trump is making it clear he’s willing to browbeat Republican senators who don’t support the healthcare bill that GOP leaders hope to vote on next week. Five Republicans have said they don’t like the bill as is, and on Saturday, Trump […]

Trump Obstruction Narrative: Comey Knew It Was Fake | National Review

Trump Obstruction Narrative: Comey Knew It Was Fake | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · June 24, 2017 The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The […]

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? | Fox News

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? | Fox News. The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy–the panel’s most pivotal member–may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court. Action is expected on President Trump’s travel ban before the court’s long summer break but the biggest news of all would […]

Congress Needs to Forget Trump and His Tweets and Pass the Big Bills – Bruce Bialosky

Congress Needs to Forget Trump and His Tweets and Pass the Big Bills – Bruce Bialosky. by Bruce Bialosky Democrats want to derail any positive activity by the Republican Congress by investigating a phantom Russian crime. But why do people like Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) step in front of a microphone and say, “I’m not a fan of the daily […]

OPEC’s Output Cut Is Rotting from Within – The American Interest

OPEC’s Output Cut Is Rotting from Within – The American Interest. OPEC is committed to, along with a group of petrostates outside of the cartel, cutting its collective production through March of next year in an attempt to help reduce the oversupply that’s weighed on global crude prices in recent years. But even after this coalition of oil producing states […]

Comey Pal Teases Bombshell Story With Ominous | The Daily Caller

Comey Pal Teases Bombshell Story With Ominous | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · June 23, 2017 A longtime friend of James Comey is teasing what could be a bombshell story about the former FBI director and his interactions with President Trump. Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, posted an ominous message on Twitter on Friday: […]

Articles: In His Own Image: How to ‘Flip’ a Country

Articles: In His Own Image: How to 'Flip' a Country. by James Longstreet · June 24, 2017 It was no mistake. And now, we seem free to notice. The President of the United States for eight years was, and still is, a hidden identity. But what can be known of him, short of all that is still hidden, can be […]

CAIR infiltrator: Beware of smiling Muslims

CAIR infiltrator: Beware of smiling Muslims. In the wake of Islamic-terror attack after Islamic-terror attack in Europe, and more recently a couple of attempts in the U.S., a former infiltrator of America’s leading Islamic organization reveals the frightening extent of the “civilizational jihad” America faces. Chris Gaubatz, author of the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to […]

Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement

Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement. by Rick Moran The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will publish its final rulings for this term on Monday. Some significant cases, including the possibility the court will hand down a decision on the legality of President Trump’s travel ban, will be decided. But Washington is rife with rumors and speculation about the […]

Potemkin Progressivism – American Greatness

Potemkin Progressivism – American Greatness. by Roger Kimball · June 22, 2017 It often has been observed that philosophy really got going when people started thinking seriously about the distinction between appearance, on the one hand, and reality, on the other. Plato is full of meditations on this theme, from the stick that appears bent when half submerged in a […]

Democrats turn on Pelosi, each other, after disappointing special elections

Democrats turn on Pelosi, each other, after disappointing special elections. by W. James Antle III · June 24, 2017 It wasn’t a good week for the Democrats. After losing the most promising of several competitive special congressional elections this year in Georgia’s 6th District, party activists formed a circular firing squad and began taking pot shots at one another. There […]

Democrats & Georgia Special Election — Why Democrats Keep Losing | National Review

Democrats & Georgia Special Election — Why Democrats Keep Losing | National Review. by Rich Lowry · June 23, 2017 How much do Democrats really want to defeat Donald Trump? It’s worth asking in the wake of the latest Democratic failure to notch an electoral victory for the resistance, this time in the Georgia special election. There’s no doubt that […]

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise | Fox News

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise | Fox News. by Barnini Chakraborty President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to […]

With Two Tweets, Trump Settles Tape Question Raised in Earlier Tweet – Debra J. Saunders

With Two Tweets, Trump Settles Tape Question Raised in Earlier Tweet – Debra J. Saunders. by Debra J. Saunders “I don’t know there was a game,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to a question about President Donald Trump’s latest tweets, in which he denied taping former FBI chief James Comey. Actually, it is […]

California’s Soft Secession – The American Interest

California’s Soft Secession – The American Interest. by Jason Willick · June 23, 2017 The fantastical push for “CalExit” might be on hold for now, but America’s Left Coast giant is nonetheless beginning to symbolically sever ties with the rest of the United States—a significant provocation that could have wide-reaching consequences down the line. The Sacramento Bee reports that California […]

House Bill to Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms

House Bill to Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms. The pending House defense bill contains new provisions that would restrict the Pentagon from buying equipment from Chinese or Russian telecommunications firms over cyber attack fears. A section of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization legislation calls for protecting the security of the nuclear command and control and communications systems from the […]

More glitches ground Marine Corps F-35 jets – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More glitches ground Marine Corps F-35 jets – The San Diego Union-Tribune. by Carl Prine The Marine Corps on Thursday grounded its F-35B Joint Strike Fighters in Arizona after discovering glitches in the jets’ computerized logistics system. The decision to temporarily suspend operations of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 at the Corps’ air station in Yuma stemmed from problems with […]

Court Rules LGBT Service Refusal Lawful | The Daily Caller

Court Rules LGBT Service Refusal Lawful | The Daily Caller. A law allowing business owner to deny service to LGBT couples was ruled enforceable in Mississippi by a federal court Thursday. The U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th circuit struck down a district court’s injunction against the law, which now allows business owners to refuse to serve gay, lesbian, or transgender […]