What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t – POLITICO Magazine

What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t – POLITICO Magazine. He ruled at the height of government activism, but saw ideology as something to fear, not embrace. Peter Canellos is editor-at-large of Politico. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in characteristic style: beaming, from the back seat of […]

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox. Wednesday night, a pickup truck pulled up to a densely packed group of Jewish protestors outside an ICE detention center in Rhode Island. The driver stopped for a second and then accelerated into the protestors, sending several to the hospital — though thankfully none were […]

Beto O’Rourke Is About to Run the Campaign Pollsters Warned Against – Mother Jones

Beto O’Rourke Is About to Run the Campaign Pollsters Warned Against – Mother Jones. Former congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at a vigil in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, the day after a mass shooting there left 22 people dead. Josh Bachman/ZUMA Three days after Beto O’Rourke launched his presidential campaign in March, he promised to […]

The game of chicken in Hong Kong

The game of chicken in Hong Kong. The key to winning a game of chicken is to convince your opponent that you’re willing to crash. Whether you project recklessness, suicidal tendencies, or confidence that you would survive a collision, you need your opponent to believe that swerving is simply not an option for you. And, if you’re bluffing, you’d better […]

Buttigieg lags behind rivals in Iowa after big national splash – POLITICO

Buttigieg lags behind rivals in Iowa after big national splash – POLITICO. The Democratic mayor is trying to catch up with rivals who have spent more time and resources organizing in Iowa this year. TIPTON, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg burst into the 2020 presidential race by building national excitement on social media and cable news shows. Now, pork chop in […]

Obama reportedly told Biden’s campaign staff not to let him ‘embarrass himself’

Obama reportedly told Biden's campaign staff not to let him 'embarrass himself'. Former President Barack Obama isn’t yet sporting a Biden 2020 hat, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t paying attention to his former vice president’s campaign. Although Obama has gone to great lengths to not endorse an individual in the 2020 Democratic primaries, he has reportedly been more involved […]

Greenland: ‘We Are Open For Business, But We’re Not For Sale’

Greenland: ‘We Are Open For Business, But We’re Not For Sale’. Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger tersely dismissed President Donald Trump’s reported desire to buy Greenland on Friday, saying “we are open for business, but we’re not for sale.” Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory rich in natural resources, and Trump reportedly likes the idea of adding a new […]

O’Rourke: We will ‘die in our sleep’ if we don’t confront Trump threat – POLITICO

O'Rourke: We will 'die in our sleep' if we don't confront Trump threat – POLITICO. by David Siders · August 15, 2019 Beto O’Rourke told supporters in El Paso that he will resume campaigning with a focus on communities where he said the president’s policies have been felt most acutely. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Restarting his presidential campaign in El […]

Epstein’s broken hyoid bone doesn’t tell us much.

Epstein’s broken hyoid bone doesn’t tell us much.. On Wednesday morning, the Washington Post reported that two people with knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy said that it showed his hyoid bone had broken when he reportedly died by suicide in prison on Saturday morning. The story quickly gained steam, including on Slate, because multiple experts noted that this is more […]

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox

Trump’s support for Israel banning Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a ploy – Vox. Wednesday night, a pickup truck pulled up to a densely packed group of Jewish protestors outside an ICE detention center in Rhode Island. The driver stopped for a second and then accelerated into the protestors, sending several to the hospital — though thankfully none were […]

Donald Trump Might Want To Buy Greenland: Report | HuffPost

Donald Trump Might Want To Buy Greenland: Report | HuffPost. President Donald Trump is reportedly interested in buying Greenland, an ice-covered island melting before the world’s eyes. That’s according to a report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, which spoke to sources familiar with Trump’s conversations on the matter. According to them, the president has repeatedly said he’s interested in […]

National Enquirer Investigated by FBI Over Possible Saudi Influence Peddling – Mother Jones

National Enquirer Investigated by FBI Over Possible Saudi Influence Peddling – Mother Jones. by James West1 hour ago Earlier this year, federal investigators began requesting corporate documents and questioning staff at American Media Inc., the company run by Donald Trump’s longtime friend David Pecker, about a special issue of the National Enquirer it produced that lavished praise on Saudi Arabia […]

2020 Democrats’ shallow media criticism

2020 Democrats' shallow media criticism. The press is flawed, and people should say so. We in the fourth estate serve a vital role investigating the state and other institutions, and we must be subject to scrutiny in turn. By this I don’t mean the president’s “enemy of the people” slander, his ugly musings about violence against journalists, or the institutional […]

Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders – POLITICO

Biden jumps into damage control after upsetting Latino leaders – POLITICO. Biden echoed a conservative talking point in the last Democratic debate, saying undocumented immigrants need to “get in line.” Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is quietly playing cleanup with dozens of immigration activists and Latino leaders — weeks after upsetting them by using what they considered loaded language to describe […]

Can Joe Biden ride the Resistance to victory in the 2020 Iowa caucuses? – Vox

Can Joe Biden ride the Resistance to victory in the 2020 Iowa caucuses? – Vox. At a campaign stop in a well-kept barn, Vice President Joe Biden made a pitch last week to the type of crowd he must show he can deliver come caucus time next year: older white Americans. He walked the crowd through the darkest moments of […]

Trump Again Hypes the Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy Theory—and His Fans Are Loving It – Mother Jones

Trump Again Hypes the Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy Theory—and His Fans Are Loving It – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump emerged from vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday and immediately resumed fueling unfounded conspiracy theories connecting the Clinton family to Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who died of an apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on […]

2020 Democrats’ shallow media criticism

2020 Democrats' shallow media criticism. The press is flawed, and people should say so. We in the fourth estate serve a vital role investigating the state and other institutions, and we must be subject to scrutiny in turn. By this I don’t mean the president’s “enemy of the people” slander, his ugly musings about violence against journalists, or the institutional […]

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate – POLITICO

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate – POLITICO. The senator is betting that a renewed focus on his signature proposal — ‘Medicare for All’ — is the key to jump-starting his candidacy and overtaking Joe Biden. DES MOINES — A little over a month ago, despite putting on a brave face publicly, Bernie Sanders’ aides privately concluded that […]

The viral video of Chris Cuomo going berserk over “Fredo,” explained – Vox

The viral video of Chris Cuomo going berserk over “Fredo,” explained – Vox. by Aaron Rupar · August 13, 2019 A confrontation between right-wing provocateurs and a CNN star (who also happens to be the brother of the governor of New York). An insult that may or may not be an ethnic slur. Lots of profanity, a near-brawl — and […]

Trump Campaign Sells ‘Fredo Unhinged’ Shirts After Chris Cuomo’s Viral Blowup | HuffPost

Trump Campaign Sells 'Fredo Unhinged' Shirts After Chris Cuomo's Viral Blowup | HuffPost. \ Hours after a video of Chris Cuomo went viral, showing the CNN anchor launching a profanity-laced tirade against a man who called him “Fredo,” President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is already seeking to cash in. On Tuesday, it began selling “Fredo Unhinged” T-shirts printed with images […]

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing – Mother Jones

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump launched a multiday Twitter tirade last month directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, sharing video footage of derelict Baltimore neighborhoods and asking why the Democratic congressman wasn’t doing more to address the “disgusting, rat and rodent infested […]

What will it take for the Democratic establishment to abandon Biden?

What will it take for the Democratic establishment to abandon Biden?. Being president of the United States is hard and requires an essentially heroic work ethic and the ability to think and speak clearly? What a lot of malarkey. All you have to do is roll up your sleeves and get down to work, the same way that Sen. Eastland […]

Barr Directs Staff Shakeup At Fed Prison Where Epstein Died Of Apparent Suicide

Barr Directs Staff Shakeup At Fed Prison Where Epstein Died Of Apparent Suicide. by Nicole Lafond · August 13, 2019 Attorney General Bill Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to reassign the warden of the federal prison at which billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly left unmonitored long enough to die of an apparent suicide, a Justice Department spokesperson said […]

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side – POLITICO Magazine

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side – POLITICO Magazine. Amid ten consecutive weeks of protest in Hong Kong, Beijing is looking to a seemingly unlikely place for support: Europe. In recent days, Chinese ambassadors across the continent have gone on the offensive to rally Europe behind Hong Kong’s government and against the protestors. As part of […]

Simone Biles wins U.S. Gymnastics title, does a triple double in floor, and changes the sport forever.

Simone Biles wins U.S. Gymnastics title, does a triple double in floor, and changes the sport forever.. After an uncharacteristic error on floor exercise during the first night of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City this past Friday, Simone Biles saluted the judges, left the podium, and proclaimed: “I’m just pissed off already.” NBC’s perennially excitable gymnastics commentator, Tim […]

Donald Trump & China: Human-Rights Violations Demand Presidential Trolling | National Review

Donald Trump & China: Human-Rights Violations Demand Presidential Trolling | National Review. President Xi Jinping is conducting his disputes with the U.S. in an ungentlemanly manner. Why shouldn’t our commander-in-chief respond in kind? Donald Trump has a nuclear-grade weapon that he operates with a special phone: his Twitter account. And it’s time he used it against Chinese president Xi Jinping. […]

Mayor Pete Should Probably Drop Out Already

Mayor Pete Should Probably Drop Out Already. Many agree that there are way too many white dudes running for president in the Democratic primary. As the third round of debates draws near, some Democrats are beginning to wonder why some of the low-polling vanity candidates shouldn’t quit the presidential race and run for a statewide office they might actually have […]

Buying Greenland isn’t a good idea — it’s a great idea

Buying Greenland isn't a good idea — it's a great idea. by Washington Examiner · August 17, 2019 The reaction to President Trump’s sudden interest in buying Greenland from Denmark has been mostly one of derision. And Denmark, which owns the territory, appears to oppose any sale. But don’t laugh — an American purchase of Greenland could represent an extraordinary […]

Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes | Fox News

Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes | Fox News. Portland mayor issues warning to protesters planning violence: ‘You are not welcome here’ As Portland, Oregon braces for dueling protests between Antifa and far-right activists, Mayor Ted Wheeler says law enforcement is ready to respond. President Trump said “major consideration” is being given by […]

Renewable Energy Hits the Wall

Renewable Energy Hits the Wall. If the official definitions of renewable energy were logical, renewable energy would be defined as energy that does not emit CO2 and that is not using a resource in danger of running out anytime soon. But the definitions written into the laws of many states are not logical. Hydroelectric energy is mostly banned because the […]

Max Boot Has The Awful Zealotry Of A Convert

Max Boot Has The Awful Zealotry Of A Convert. I smoke cigarettes. In my experience, the people most offended by smoking and the rich, satisfying scent of tobacco are former smokers who converted into non-smokers. Likewise, in religion, the convert to Judaism or Catholicism often expresses his faith in more performative ways than those born in the faith. They cross […]

Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties | TheHill

Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties | TheHill. by Jonathan Easley · August 17, 2019 Trying to figure out the state of the Democratic presidential race? Get in line. Public opinion surveys have varied by the day, particularly in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, where some candidates can point to individual polls to argue they […]

Democrats go on defense in crucial heartland House race in Iowa

Democrats go on defense in crucial heartland House race in Iowa. by Bridget Bowman · August 16, 2019 WHEATLAND, Iowa — Republicans sense an opportunity in the rolling corn and soybean fields in southeastern Iowa. But Democrats won’t be giving up their hold on this heartland district without a fight. Republicans’ path to the House majority runs through the 31 […]

Judge: University can’t favor LGBT student groups with funds – WND

Judge: University can't favor LGBT student groups with funds – WND. A federal judge has ruled that a university’s strategy to give funds generated by mandatory student fees to groups and messages its officials favored is unconstitutional and has to change. The ruling comes in the case Nathan Apodaca and Students for Life against California State University-San Marcos. “Public universities […]

Will Hong Kong Survive China’s Crackdown? | The National Interest

Will Hong Kong Survive China's Crackdown? | The National Interest. by Doug Bandow · August 15, 2019 Perhaps the greatest threat to liberty is disorder. Not because chaos necessarily begets violence. But because the fear of lawlessness often encourages repression. The Chinese government poses the greatest threat to Hong Kong’s liberties. However, activists are increasing chances of a crackdown by […]

Greenland Deserves the Attention Trump Is Giving It

Greenland Deserves the Attention Trump Is Giving It. The recent media reports that President Donald Trump is interested in purchasing Greenland for the United States has brought the unlikely country into the world’s headlines. Taking advantage of the limelight, Greenland’s government tweeted, “We’re open for business, not for sale.” #Greenland is rich in valuable resources such as minerals, the purest […]

Maybe Liberty Isn’t a Lost Cause in China | National Review

Maybe Liberty Isn’t a Lost Cause in China | National Review. Power-hungry experts love to tell us freedom has had its day, yet it keeps winning. Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe the forces of liberty will win. Sadly, few people are rooting for liberty these days, and even among those who are, there’s a dismaying amount of pessimism about its […]

Obama Thinks Biden’s Closest Advisers Are Too Old, Out of Touch

Obama Thinks Biden's Closest Advisers Are Too Old, Out of Touch. Former President Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that his top advisers are too old and out of touch with the political climate, according to a new report on their relationship. Biden enjoys frontrunner status in the 2020 Democratic primary in large thanks to being Obama’s vice-president. He has […]

Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Visit Cuba on Fidel Castro’s Personal Invitation?

Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Visit Cuba on Fidel Castro’s Personal Invitation?. More complete title: Why Did (convicted pedophile) Jeffrey Epstein Visit Cuba (child prostitution capitol of the hemisphere) on Fidel Castro’s Personal Invitation? “Epstein traveled to Cuba at Castro’s invitation, former Colombian president says…Amid journalistic revelations about horrifying and reprehensible sex scandals of financier Jeffrey Epstein, a trip of mine […]

The Media are mum on the virulently anti-Semitic group behind Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s since-canceled Israel trip

The Media are mum on the virulently anti-Semitic group behind Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s since-canceled Israel trip. by Becket Adams · August 16, 2019 Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s since-canceled trip to Israel was sponsored by Miftah, an exceptionally anti-Semitic group that encourages Palestinian terrorists and claims Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover. The […]

How We Re-Elect Trump in 2020

How We Re-Elect Trump in 2020. Democrats, fake news media, and Hollywood are desperate to block Trump’s reelection in 2020. Their problem is that Trump has been awesome for America. Our economy is booming. Blacks, Latinos and women are experiencing unprecedented prosperity as Trump continues to restore power back to We the People. Trump’s swiftly growing list of achievements towards […]

Max Boot Has The Awful Zealotry Of A Convert

Max Boot Has The Awful Zealotry Of A Convert. by David Marcus · August 15, 2019 I smoke cigarettes. In my experience, the people most offended by smoking and the rich, satisfying scent of tobacco are former smokers who converted into non-smokers. Likewise, in religion, the convert to Judaism or Catholicism often expresses his faith in more performative ways than […]

Trump finds consistent foil in ‘Squad’ | TheHill

Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' | TheHill. by Scott Wong · August 16, 2019 President Trump’s tweet saying Israel should deny entry to two of his domestic political opponents was just the latest example of him elevating “The Squad,” the group of four progressive congresswomen he wants to make the face of the Democratic Party. Trump has repeatedly gone […]

Hillary’s 30,000 deleted ‘yoga’ emails found – WND

Hillary's 30,000 deleted 'yoga' emails found – WND. Copies of nearly all of the emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while she was secretary of state – including the infamous missing 30,000 messages – were stored at a cryptically named Gmail address, according to a new Senate report. The Daily Caller News Foundation reported the newly disclosed finding means that […]

Report: Obama Tried to Talk Biden out of Running for President | Trending

Report: Obama Tried to Talk Biden out of Running for President | Trending. by Matt Margolis · August 16, 2019 In the most recent Democratic debate, Senator Cory Booker called Joe Biden to task for his constant name-dropping of Barack Obama. “You invoke President Obama more than anybody in this campaign. You can’t do it when it’s convenient and then […]

How America’s European Allies Got Stuck In a Foreign Policy Triangle | The National Interest

How America's European Allies Got Stuck In a Foreign Policy Triangle | The National Interest. by Kevin J. McNamara · August 16, 2019 CHINA AND Russia are gaining wealth and influence in Europe with energy, banking, telecommunications and infrastructure deals that may entangle allies in relationships they cannot readily escape. Such moves should be checked, especially on the frontier of […]

War on History Continues – Not Even George Washington Is Safe

War on History Continues – Not Even George Washington Is Safe. No American historical figure, including the Father of Our Country, is safe from the war on history. The San Francisco School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday not to tear down a mural at a local high school depicting the life of George Washington. The school board decided to cover the […]

Israeli Minister on Tlaib: ‘Her Hate for Israel Overcomes Her Love for Her Grandmother’

Israeli Minister on Tlaib: ‘Her Hate for Israel Overcomes Her Love for Her Grandmother’. by Shelby Talcott · August 16, 2019 Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib has decided not to go to Israel because of “oppressive conditions” after being approved by the Israli government to visit her grandmother. Tlaib of Michigan sent a letter asking permission to enter Israel on […]

Tom’s Diner Owner Wins Property Rights Fight Against Denver Preservationists – Reason.com

Tom’s Diner Owner Wins Property Rights Fight Against Denver Preservationists – Reason.com. Denver’s most controversial diner is finally getting the go-ahead to be demolished after preservationists withdrew an application to have the building declared a historic landmark. That application came over the objections of Tom Messina, owner of the targeted Tom’s Diner. Messina had planned to sell his popular, downtown […]

PolitiFact & Michael Brown — Fact Check Ignores Truth about Shooting | National Review

PolitiFact & Michael Brown — Fact Check Ignores Truth about Shooting | National Review. By excusing the lies Senators Warren and Harris told about Michael Brown’s death, the fact-checking site abandoned its mission. In theory, fact-checking is a valuable media enterprise. No one will do it perfectly — human beings are fallible, after all — but to do it well […]

Trump Calls Out Protester: ‘That Guy’s Got a Serious Weight Problem’

Trump Calls Out Protester: 'That Guy's Got a Serious Weight Problem'. President Donald Trump called out a protester for his “serious weight problem” during a Thursday night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. The interruption came shortly after Trump criticized Democrats for freely calling him a “fascist” and a “Nazi.” As security guards removed the protester from the premises, Trump paused […]

Will Fact-Checkers Foil Democrats’ Attempts to Play the Race Card?

Will Fact-Checkers Foil Democrats' Attempts to Play the Race Card?. Fact-checking journalists lean left, as Mark Hemingway documented in a canonical Washington Examiner analysis that is just as valid today as when it was published in 2011. But as John F. Kennedy once said, when asked why he wasn’t supported by an odoriferous Massachusetts Democrat, “sometimes party loyalty asks too […]