DNC Candidate Wants ‘To Shut Other White People Down’ | The Daily Caller

DNC Candidate Wants 'To Shut Other White People Down' | The Daily Caller. Sally Boynton Brown, a white woman running for chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday that if she is chosen to lead the party her job will be to “shut other white people down.” “My job is to shut other white people down when they want […]

Watch Melania Trump’s smile melt into a frown at the inauguration.

Watch Melania Trump's smile melt into a frown at the inauguration.. by Heather Schwedel · January 23, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump waves as Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump applaud on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today’s inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump […]

Donald Trump just named a net neutrality foe to head the FCC – Vox

Donald Trump just named a net neutrality foe to head the FCC – Vox. Under President Barack Obama, the Federal Communication Commission passed regulations that provided strong legal protections for network neutrality. These rules, which were strongly opposed by telecommunications giants such as Comcast and Verizon, were designed to create a level playing field for online companies. Many Republicans objected […]

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours – Salon.com

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours – Salon.com. by Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner · January 24, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said […]

The House Is About to Hand a Big Win to the Anti-Abortion Movement | Mother Jones

The House Is About to Hand a Big Win to the Anti-Abortion Movement | Mother Jones. by Hannah Levintova · January 23, 2017 The GOP is moving quickly on one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises. John Middlebrook/CALSP/AP Since the 1970s, the Hyde Amendment has prohibited the use of federal funds for abortions. The rule has always functioned as a budget […]

Trump Signs Executive Orders To Freeze Hiring, Withdraw From TPP

Trump Signs Executive Orders To Freeze Hiring, Withdraw From TPP. President Donald Trump on Monday morning signed an order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, fulfilling a campaign pledge to back out of the deal, according to several reporters. Trump also signed orders to freeze government hiring except for in the military and to limit […]

Trump’s recycled campaign speech made no effort to bring Americans together – LA Times

Trump's recycled campaign speech made no effort to bring Americans together – LA Times. by The Times Editorial Board No one expected Donald Trump’s inaugural address to join John F. Kennedy’s in the annals of presidential oratory. His own advisors telegraphed that the speech would be brief and “workmanlike.” But they also signaled that the new president would outline a […]

We Are Dissidents; We Are Legion – The New York Times

We Are Dissidents; We Are Legion – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow · January 23, 2017 Thousands of people demonstrated during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Hilary Swift for The New York Times On Friday, Donald J. Trump, the embodiment, instrument and provocateur of American animus, was installed — and I use that word […]

What Happens After the Women’s March Crowds Go Home?

What Happens After the Women’s March Crowds Go Home?. by Simone Pathé · January 22, 2017 When Florida Rep. Lois Frankel got married, she couldn’t get a credit card in her own name. She couldn’t take out a mortgage without her husband. That’s a struggle today’s young women may have a tough time even imagining. “There’s been so much advancement […]

The Trump resistance will be led by angry women.

The Trump resistance will be led by angry women.. by Michelle Goldberg · January 22, 2017 Lisa Larson-Walker On Saturday in Washington, Rhonda Barnes, a 54-year-old wellness coach from Virginia, stood with her 32-year-old daughter, Michelle Mugg, in the endless throng on the mall at the Women’s March on Washington. It was the first political demonstration either had ever attended. […]

Orwell, Hitler And Trump | The Huffington Post

Orwell, Hitler And Trump | The Huffington Post. Last week, I reached for my Philip Roth ― his splendid novel, The Plot Against America. This week, I reached for my George Orwell. In 1946, as Europe was digging out from the ruin of World War II – a genuine case of mass carnage as opposed to Donald Trump’s fantasy carnage […]

President Trump’s surprising lurch towards radical conservatism

President Trump's surprising lurch towards radical conservatism. President Trump moved fast. On Friday, the newly sworn-in president signed a number of executive actions, giving us an early look into what his presidency will be like. As I have argued before, Trump’s populist shtick is an open fraud — so far he gives every sign of governing like the usual plutocratic […]

My President Wasn’t Black Enough – The Daily Beast

My President Wasn’t Black Enough – The Daily Beast. by Goldie Taylor · January 22, 2017 Minutes after the nation’s 45th president took the oath of office— mired in controversy, awash in financial conflict, and loathed by broad swaths of the electorate—his predecessor boarded a decommissioned Air Force One with one of the strongest approval ratings of any other outgoing […]

Will the women’s march be another Occupy, or a Democratic Tea Party? – POLITICO

Will the women’s march be another Occupy, or a Democratic Tea Party? – POLITICO. by Elana Schor · January 21, 2017 Demonstrators from the Women’s March on Washington protest outside of the White House, President Donald Trump’s new home. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO They want to be the Tea Party, but they’re worried they’ll be Occupy Wall Street. Millions of […]

Where Were All The Women’s March Protesters in November? – The Daily Beast

Where Were All The Women's March Protesters in November? – The Daily Beast. by Erin Gloria Ryan · January 22, 2017 Perching atop her father’s shoulders in the middle of the National Mall, the little girl gasps. “It goes on as far as I can see!” She pauses for a moment, before noting, more sternly: “These girls don’t like Donald […]

Uplifting, Heartbreaking, Enormous Crowds at Women’s Marches Around The World | Mother Jones

Uplifting, Heartbreaking, Enormous Crowds at Women's Marches Around The World | Mother Jones. by Mother Jones · January 20, 2017 From Washington, DC, to Antarctica, more than 2.5 million women are protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump. A march to protest the election of President Donald Trump in St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 9. Jose Luis Magana/AP On Saturday, […]

Hillary Clinton Tweets Support For Women’s March On Washington

Hillary Clinton Tweets Support For Women's March On Washington. by Lauren Fox · January 21, 2017 AP Photo / Andrew Harnik As hundreds of thousands of women march on Washington Saturday morning in protest against Donald Trump, HIllary Clinton tweeted her support for their movement. Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly […]

Donald Trump’s inaugural address was great

Donald Trump's inaugural address was great. President Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a great American speech. He delivered a greatest hits of American mottos, from Theodore Roosevelt’s doctrine of action to Franklin Roosevelt’s admonition against fear. He echoed Bill Clinton’s promise that whatever’s wrong with America can be fixed by what’s right with America, even riffing on Bubba’s signature line […]

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About America – The New York Times

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About America – The New York Times. by THE EDITORIAL BOARD · January 20, 2017 Joan Wong President Trump presented such a graceless and disturbingly ahistoric vision of America on Friday that his Inaugural Address cast more doubt than hope on his presidency. Instead of summoning the best in America’s ideals, Mr. Trump offered a […]

Obamaism sought strength in unity. Trumpism finds power through division. – Vox

Obamaism sought strength in unity. Trumpism finds power through division. – Vox. by Ezra Klein · January 20, 2017 President Donald Trump and Former President Barack Obama after President Trump’s speech. Barack Obama burst onto the national scene with a speech denying the power — denying even the reality — of the deep divisions that seemed to define American politics. […]

Dear Mr. President: we’re going to fight back (opinion) – CNN.com

Dear Mr. President: we're going to fight back (opinion) – CNN.com. by Tom Perez Story highlights Tom Perez: Dear President Trump, now more than ever, your words have consequences President Obama earned the people’s trust by fighting for them and being honest with them, and you must do the same, he writes Tom Perez was the Secretary of Labor in […]

Donald Trump’s Dark Inauguration – The New Yorker

Donald Trump’s Dark Inauguration – The New Yorker. by Benjamin Wallace-Wells · January 20, 2017 At his Inauguration, Donald Trump spoke about a history in which power had been concentrated among élites and politicians, and said, “That all changes. Starting right here and right now.”CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Politicians, preparing for inaugurals, scurry for […]

Articles: The Manning Commutation’s Vast Hidden Evil

Articles: The Manning Commutation’s Vast Hidden Evil. by Doug Mainwaring · January 21, 2017 This past week President Barack Hussein Obama stood at the podium in the White House Press Briefing Room, speaking of his recent commutation of Private Bradley Manning’s prison sentence: “It has been my view that given, she went to trial, that due process was carried out, […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership — Trump Withdraws U.S. from It, Leaving a Vacuum | National Review

Trans-Pacific Partnership — Trump Withdraws U.S. from It, Leaving a Vacuum | National Review. by The Editors · January 23, 2017 As expected, one of the first actions of the Trump administration has been to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade-liberalization pact among a dozen Pacific-facing powers including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, […]

GOP senators unveil ObamaCare replacement bill | Fox News

GOP senators unveil ObamaCare replacement bill | Fox News. Two Republican senators on Monday unveiled one of the first ObamaCare replacement bills of the new Congress — a state-centric plan they admit is imperfect but describe as a tangible start to overhauling the 2010 health care law on a bipartisan basis. “We recognize that our bill is not perfect,” said […]

The Next Wave of Suburbanization? – The American Interest

The Next Wave of Suburbanization? – The American Interest. The idea of the early-professional 20-something urban millennial liberal sharing an apartment in an expensive urban area has become central to our cultural understanding of American cities in the years since the financial crisis. But as the economy recovers and energy prices go down and the older cohort of millennials starts […]

Spicer skips over mainstream media in first briefing | Washington Examiner

Spicer skips over mainstream media in first briefing | Washington Examiner. President Trump’s White House sent a clear message to major media outlets on Monday: You don’t matter as much anymore. The White House for years has deferred to newswires and major TV networks, all of whom are represented in the first row of the White House briefing room, for […]

Even Heroes Should Be Held Accountable – Jonah Goldberg

Even Heroes Should Be Held Accountable – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg Before the inauguration is just a distant dot in the rear view mirror, let’s not forget the movement Congressman John Lewis led — the movement that encouraged a large number of liberal House Democrats to boycott the big day in Washington. Let’s not forget it because it tells […]

Articles: From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military

Articles: From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military. · by Pamela Geller · January 23, 2017 I recently received this shocking letter from a man who has served as a contractor in Afghanistan. It reveals the appalling extent of sharia compliance in the United States military. My name is John Craig. I have been a contractor in […]

Women’s March ‘Dangerous Space’ With ‘Oppressive Message’

Women's March 'Dangerous Space' With 'Oppressive Message'. Transgender activists are upset that the women’s march over the weekend was not inclusive to biological men who identify as women, as the protest presented an “oppressive message” that having a “vagina is essential to womanhood.” Saturday’s event to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump was largely a “white cis women march,” with […]

Man Bit Roommate’s Ear Off Out Of Fear Trump Would Deport Him « CBS Pittsburgh

Man Bit Roommate’s Ear Off Out Of Fear Trump Would Deport Him « CBS Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Police say a man bit the ear off another man in Pittsburgh as they argued about President Donald Trump. Victim Marco Ortiz, 30, was bitten at his apartment at around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the city’s East Liberty neighborhood after a verbal […]

Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas | TheHill

Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas | TheHill. by Jessie Hellmann · January 23, 2017 The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal. The so-called Mexico City policy, established by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1984, blocks federal funding for international family planning charities […]

Dollar unsettled, stocks subdued by Trump’s protectionism | Reuters

Dollar unsettled, stocks subdued by Trump's protectionism | Reuters. by Hideyuki Sano · January 23, 2017 TOKYO The dollar slid broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, undermining optimism over the U.S. economy spurred by his promises of tax cuts and other stimulus. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while shares in […]

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours – Salon.com

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours – Salon.com. by Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner · January 24, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said […]

The foolish Democratic crusade against Betsy DeVos

The foolish Democratic crusade against Betsy DeVos. President Donald Trump’s pugnacious and divisive inaugural address confirmed that there are going to be many, many things to fear over the next four years. But his choice of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education is not one of them. Despite what you may have heard from hyperventilating liberals, DeVos is among Trump’s […]

Secret Service ‘opens investigation’ into Madonna threat

☆    Secret Service ‘opens investigation’ into Madonna threat. Donald Trump has been president of the United States for only three days, and it appears “Trump Derangement Syndrome” is exploding nationwide with numerous threats against the commander in chief as well as those perceived to support him. The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly opened an investigation into the case of pop […]

Just Say No to Middle East Bailouts | The National Interest

Just Say No to Middle East Bailouts | The National Interest. Secretary of State John Kerry left a major policy suggestion for his successor. “I believe we need urgently a new Marshall Plan, which is focused on the most critical states in the world in certain locations, particularly Middle East, South Africa, South Central Asia,” he said at a January […]

Obama Longest-Serving President With No Major Hurricane Strike

Obama Longest-Serving President With No Major Hurricane Strike. by Barbara Hollingsworth · January 23, 2017 By | January 23, 2017 | 5:29 PM EST Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the last major hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. (NASA) (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama is the longest-serving president in U.S. history to have no major hurricanes strike the continental […]

What I Learned at the Women’s March | The American Spectator

What I Learned at the Women’s March | The American Spectator. by Stephen Moore · January 24, 2017 By sheer coincidence I found myself on the Washington Mall on Saturday morning and so came face to face with the thousands of marchers protesting Donald Trump’s election. As far as I could see, these were solemn and peaceful rallies. The women […]

A Look at 4 of the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plans

A Look at 4 of the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plans. by Melissa Quinn · January 23, 2017 As Republicans debate their strategy for repealing and replacing Obamacare, GOP lawmakers have been accused of failing to put forth a replacement plan for the health care law. But since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, Republicans […]

Trump Deciding Whether or Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Trump Deciding Whether or Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem. by Bridget Johnson · January 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — In his first official press briefing today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicated that the new administration was pumping the brakes for now on at least one policy move that had been expected. President Trump frequently said on the campaign […]

Donald Trump begins returning the power of the government to the people – Washington Times

Donald Trump begins returning the power of the government to the people – Washington Times. Donald Trump’s presidency won’t be written in poetry. He’s neither a poet himself nor does he inspire flights of fancy and heroic language. He reprised his aims — “dark” and harsh in the description of his more delicate critics — in his inaugural address in […]

Why schools have stopped teaching American history | New York Post

Why schools have stopped teaching American history | New York Post. by Karol Markowicz · January 23, 2017 “Don’t know much about history . . .” goes the famous song. It’s an apt motto for the Common Core’s elementary-school curriculum. And it’s becoming a serious problem. A 2014 report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that an abysmal 18 percent […]

8 ways President Trump can rebuild America — at half the cost | New York Post

8 ways President Trump can rebuild America — at half the cost | New York Post. by Nicole Gelinas · January 21, 2017 In his inaugural speech on Friday, President Trump promised “a great national effort to rebuild our country.” To that end, he has already floated a plan to spend $550 billion over four years on infrastructure. And when […]

Obama Lies on Voter ID: Many Countries Require It | National Review

Obama Lies on Voter ID: Many Countries Require It | National Review. by John Fund · January 22, 2017 President Obama is known for telling some whoppers — “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” is perhaps the most infamous – so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he told a final one as president right before […]

The Importance of Military Might – The American Interest

The Importance of Military Might – The American Interest. by Martha Bayles · January 22, 2017 After years of sequestration and only limited appreciation for hard power, many defense analysts are feeling giddy about the prospect of a big military build-up under President-elect Donald Trump. Against this backdrop, TAI columnist (and vocal Trump skeptic) Eliot Cohen’s new book, The Big […]

Articles: The Filibuster in the Era of Trump

Articles: The Filibuster in the Era of Trump. by Ted Noel, M.D. · January 23, 2017 The filibuster may seem a weapon of obstruction in the hands of Senator Schumer, but the Minority Leader may find himself in a trap of his own making when he uses it. During the Obama years, Republicans campaigned on the promise that “If we […]

The Craziest Regulations in the Obama Era

The Craziest Regulations in the Obama Era. by Elizabeth Harrington · January 22, 2017 The Obama administration set a record by issuing 97,110 pages of regulations for nearly 4,000 new federal rules, at an estimated cost of nearly $350 billion. Rules such as the Obamacare employer mandate and the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations over power plants and rivers, streams, and […]

Repackaging Sisterhood for an Intersectional Age | The Weekly Standard

Repackaging Sisterhood for an Intersectional Age | The Weekly Standard. By Alice B. Lloyd Alice Lloyd The Weekly Standard · January 30, 2017 “Don’t try to divide us,” said Gloria Steinem, the reigning queen of second-wave feminism, now 81, who first rose to fame for going undercover as a Playboy bunny. She’d come to help rally a crowd reportedly surpassing […]

New Front Runner Emerges In The SCOTUS Stakes | The Daily Caller

New Front Runner Emerges In The SCOTUS Stakes | The Daily Caller. Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may be the leading candidate for President Donald Trump’s first appointment to the Supreme Court. Jan Crawford of CBS News, a veteran court-watcher, reports Trump may be close to settling on Gorsuch. At 49, he could conceivably […]