‘Get real’: Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push – POLITICO

‘Get real’: Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push – POLITICO. Democratic leaders are panning new demands by the left to oust the Supreme Court justice. Senior Democrats are moving quickly to snuff out calls to impeach Brett Kavanaugh, arguing those tactics are unrealistic and politically harmful. Democrats are already wrestling with whether to try to oust President Donald Trump, […]

Working Families Party endorses Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders, angering his supporters – Vox

Working Families Party endorses Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders, angering his supporters – Vox. A progressive political group that backed Bernie Sanders in 2016 is backing Elizabeth Warren this time around. On Monday, the Working Families Party, a grassroots political group, announced that it would back Warren in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. After a three-month decision process, Warren got […]

Nike’s Controversial Colin Kaepernick Ad Wins Emmy For Best Commercial | HuffPost

Nike's Controversial Colin Kaepernick Ad Wins Emmy For Best Commercial | HuffPost. The controversial Nike commercial featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick won a Creative Arts Emmy for best commercial on Sunday. The ad, which infuriated President Donald Trump, pays homage to those who “dream crazy,” in an extension of the brand’s admonition to “just do it.” It also features […]

The emoluments clause is meaningless

The emoluments clause is meaningless. Who says that civics education is dead? From what I can see, so far from being ignorant of the basic workings of government, we have become an entire nation of Harvard Law professors. Remember two years ago when every other journalist was a scholar of the Logan Act? After that it was the scope and […]

Ilhan Omar responds to criticism from son of 9/11 victim.

Ilhan Omar responds to criticism from son of 9/11 victim.. by Daniel Politi · September 15, 2019 Nicholas Haros Jr. reads the names of 9/11 victims during the commemoration ceremony at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York on Wednesday. Don Emmert/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar directly addressed the criticism she received from the son of a 9/11 victim during […]

Working Families Party Abandons Bernie In Favor Of Warren

Working Families Party Abandons Bernie In Favor Of Warren. The Working Families Party, which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called “the closest thing” to “my vision of democratic socialism” when he got the group’s endorsement in 2016, is backing a different horse the time around: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). According to the New York Times, the party made its endorsement on […]

Bernie Sanders shakes up campaign leadership in New Hampshire – POLITICO

Bernie Sanders shakes up campaign leadership in New Hampshire – POLITICO. ‘The people who helped Bernie win here last time knew and felt intimately that something was very different and not for the best,’ said a steering committee member MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Bernie Sanders has replaced the New Hampshire state director of his presidential campaign after growing indignation from […]

Democratic debate: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren talk trade – Vox

Democratic debate: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren talk trade – Vox. Top-tier Democratic candidates finally got into it over trade at the Democratic debate. The friction between the top progressive Democratic presidential candidates — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren versus free-trade-friendly Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — had been building for some time, and it finally […]

Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves – Mother Jones

Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves – Mother Jones. The Democratic presidential contenders spent less time attacking each other on Thursday than in their previous two debates, and more time confronting a different target: the ghosts of their own past stances that haven’t aged well. The top 10 candidates who shared the stage Thursday embraced […]

The 6 most annoying rhetorical moves from the Democratic debates

The 6 most annoying rhetorical moves from the Democratic debates. In Middlemarch, Mr. Casaubon labors over The Key to All Mythologies, a book that he hopes will prove “all the mythical systems or erratic mythical fragments in the world were corruptions of a tradition originally revealed.” It recently occurred to me that (without destroying my marriage and going insane in […]

2020 Dems Call For Kavanaugh Impeachment After New Allegation

2020 Dems Call For Kavanaugh Impeachment After New Allegation. by Cristina Cabrera · September 15, 2019 Over the weekend, several 2020 Democratic candidates called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be removed from the bench following a new allegation of sexual misconduct against him. After the New York Times published a previously unreported account from a former Yale student […]

The Ticking Time Bomb in Biden’s ‘Record Player’ Answer – POLITICO Magazine

The Ticking Time Bomb in Biden’s ‘Record Player’ Answer – POLITICO Magazine. It’s not about his age. It’s about whether he has offended black voters. Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author. Once upon a time, in the long ago pre-social media days, it took a day or so for the full impact of a debate […]

Democratic debate: Joe Biden’s Iraq and Afghanisan answer was worrying – Vox

Democratic debate: Joe Biden’s Iraq and Afghanisan answer was worrying – Vox. Repeated on-stage jabs at former Vice President Joe Biden from former US housing secretary Julián Castro at Thursday night’s Democratic debate, paired with a bizarre and vaguely offensive Biden monologue about record players in response to a question about on race, made the question of Biden’s mental fitness […]

Julián Castro Says His Criticism Of Biden’s Memory ‘Was Not A Personal Attack’ | HuffPost

Julián Castro Says His Criticism Of Biden's Memory 'Was Not A Personal Attack' | HuffPost. Julián Castro is defending his jab at former Vice President Joe Biden’s memory during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, arguing he wasn’t taking a cheap shot at the 76-year-old front-runner. “I wouldn’t do it differently,” the former Obama administration housing secretary told CNN on Friday. “That […]

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Trump’s “Racially Discriminatory Scheme” to Skew Redistricting – Mother Jones

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Trump’s “Racially Discriminatory Scheme” to Skew Redistricting – Mother Jones. In July, the Trump administration abandoned its push to add a controversial question about US citizenship to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked the move. Instead, President Donald Trump issued an executive order instructing the Census Bureau to collect citizenship data using administrative records. […]

Why aren’t more celebrities running for president?

Why aren't more celebrities running for president?. I thought we’d at least get Oprah. President Trump’s victory was supposed to be the start of a new era of celebrity politics in America. He proved that a candidate with no political experience but substantial name recognition can win — that fame is, for many Americans, reason enough to give a campaign […]

My dog barks at my roommate: pet advice from Beast Mode about a Chihuahua.

My dog barks at my roommate: pet advice from Beast Mode about a Chihuahua.. Beast Mode is Slate’s pet advice column. Have a question? Send it to beastmode@slate.com. We love dogs and cats equally, and reserve treats for questions about your turtle, guinea pig, bird, snake, fish, or other beast. Dear Beast Mode, I adopted a second dog about four […]

DOJ IG Finalizes Probe Of FISA Abuse Allegations Surrounding Surveillance Of Carter Page

DOJ IG Finalizes Probe Of FISA Abuse Allegations Surrounding Surveillance Of Carter Page. by Nicole Lafond · September 14, 2019 The Justice Department inspector general finalized its review of Republicans’ allegations that the FBI abused FISA rules when it surveilled former President Trump campaign aide Carter Page during the 2016 election. In a letter to top Republicans and Democrats on […]

The Ticking Time Bomb in Biden’s ‘Record Player’ Answer – POLITICO Magazine

The Ticking Time Bomb in Biden’s ‘Record Player’ Answer – POLITICO Magazine. It’s not about his age. It’s about whether he has offended black voters. Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author. Once upon a time, in the long ago pre-social media days, it took a day or so for the full impact of a debate […]

Democratic debate: Joe Biden’s Iraq and Afghanisan answer was worrying – Vox

Democratic debate: Joe Biden’s Iraq and Afghanisan answer was worrying – Vox. Repeated on-stage jabs at former Vice President Joe Biden from former US housing secretary Julián Castro at Thursday night’s Democratic debate, paired with a bizarre and vaguely offensive Biden monologue about record players in response to a question about on race, made the question of Biden’s mental fitness […]

Actually, Pete Buttigieg, Sept. 12, 2001, Was Bad | HuffPost

Actually, Pete Buttigieg, Sept. 12, 2001, Was Bad | HuffPost. Democratic candidates met for a debate one day after the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. During his opening statement, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in the 21st-century “West Wing” style he’s both loved and derided for, offered that he’d been “thinking about Sept. 12. The way […]

Texas Republican Tells Beto O’Rourke, “My AR Is Ready for You” – Mother Jones

Texas Republican Tells Beto O’Rourke, “My AR Is Ready for You” – Mother Jones. A Texas state representative is under fire after tweeting, “My AR is waiting for you” at Beto O’Rourke, shortly after the Democratic presidential candidate endorsed mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons during the third Democratic debate Thursday night. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your […]

Glimpses of the coming Warren-Sanders smackdown

Glimpses of the coming Warren-Sanders smackdown. Several moments during Thursday night’s feisty and interminable Democratic debate in Houston could serve as material for headlines and Twitter chat. In a shocking exchange early on, former Obama administration official Julián Castro claimed that Joe Biden had forgotten something he’d said two minutes earlier and insinuated that the former vice president is suffering […]

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren defensiveness on private insurance holding them back.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren defensiveness on private insurance holding them back.. There are a few standard policy objections to the single-payer Medicare for All proposal backed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who share second place in the ongoing presidential primary behind Joe Biden. Two of the main complaints—that “socialized” medicine insults the American system of providing goods and services […]

Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump | Talking Points Memo

Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · September 13, 2019 A little-watched lawsuit filed by competitors of Donald Trump’s businesses was revived by a Manhattan federal appeals court on Friday, potentially opening another window into the President’s — and his business’s — financial records. The case was brought by Citizens for Responsibility […]

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House – POLITICO

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House – POLITICO. The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. […]

Joe Biden wins the September 2019 Democratic debate – Vox

Joe Biden wins the September 2019 Democratic debate – Vox. According to every poll I’ve read, if the Democratic presidential primary had been held on Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden would’ve won. And after watching Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate, it seems to me that the same thing would be true if the primary was held tomorrow. Through hours […]

Beto O’Rourke: ‘Hell Yes, We’re Going To Take Your AR-15′ | HuffPost

Beto O'Rourke: 'Hell Yes, We're Going To Take Your AR-15' | HuffPost. Beto O’Rourke isn’t shy about wanting to take your military-style guns. The presidential candidate, speaking at the Democratic debates on Thursday, reiterated his desire to institute mandatory buybacks for semi-automatic weapons ― those “designed to kill people on a battlefield,” in his words ― which have been used […]

Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves – Mother Jones

Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves – Mother Jones. The Democratic presidential contenders spent less time attacking each other on Thursday than in their previous two debates, and more time confronting a different target: the ghosts of their own past stances that haven’t aged well. The top 10 candidates who shared the stage Thursday embraced […]

The unserious virtue signaling of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax

The unserious virtue signaling of Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax. Why does Elizabeth Warren want to hit America’s 75,000 richest families with a $3 trillion wealth tax? Ostensibly to pay for stuff. Stuff that would supposedly create “an economy that works for everyone,” as she puts it. And in the presidential candidate’s view, that expensive effort means pricey new federal programs […]

Bernie Sanders & Linda Sarsour: Campaign Surrogate Shows Left’s Anti-Semitism Problem | National Review

Bernie Sanders & Linda Sarsour: Campaign Surrogate Shows Left’s Anti-Semitism Problem | National Review. The Vermont senator’s embrace of Linda Sarsour shows that the Left’s problem with Jew-haters isn’t going away. Earlier this year, many liberals faced up to the problem of left-wing anti-Semitism. Despite the widespread sympathy generated by the Women’s March, the group that had organized the first […]

Biden Beach House Threatened By Global Warming

Biden Beach House Threatened By Global Warming. by Brent Scher · September 16, 2019 The nearly $3 million Delaware beach house former vice president Joe Biden nabbed in 2017 is at risk of being destroyed by the rising tides of climate change, scientists say. Biden nabbed the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware property just months after leaving the White House, saying it […]

Jerry Nadler’s Troubling History

Jerry Nadler's Troubling History. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is still desperately continuing his quest to impeach Donald Trump. At a hearing last week in a veiled attempt to advance it, Nadler said he “no longer cared about the nomenclature.” And he told CNN “it is not necessarily called an impeachment inquiry…it is however, what we are doing.” An aggressive […]

Why, and how, Trump should retaliate against Iran

Why, and how, Trump should retaliate against Iran. by Quin Hillyer · September 16, 2019 If someone more stable than Donald Trump were president, that president would be able to make a strong case for a surgical, limited, but devastating air strike against Iran. Even Trump should consider such a strike, if he is willing to follow certain protocols. Iran’s […]

Saudi attacks underscore evolving drone threat, experts say

Saudi attacks underscore evolving drone threat, experts say. by Michel MOUTOT · September 16, 2019 Paris (AFP) – An attack on Saudi oil facilities at the weekend has exposed the vulnerability of the kingdom to drone strikes and underscores how traditional air defences can be breached by new low-cost technology, experts say. Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s biggest […]

Why We Are Bogged Down in Afghanistan

Why We Are Bogged Down in Afghanistan. Last Friday, I spoke at the Eagle Council in St. Louis, where both the speaker roster and the audience were full of stalwart, indomitable patriots. One of the patriots there was Mark Schneider, President of Gen IV Nuclear Inc. in Chesapeake, Virginia, who served for twenty years iand was on the ground in […]

How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical Complex On Junk Science

How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical Complex On Junk Science. by Katherin Kirkpatrick · September 16, 2019 As a group of suburban Portland psychiatric nurses sat for training in late 2016, they had no idea they were witnessing a paradigm shift in public health policy. They simply wanted to know what to do about a sudden upsurge in young psychiatric […]

Trump at a pivotal crossroads on Iran | TheHill

Trump at a pivotal crossroads on Iran | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel · September 16, 2019 President Trump is at a major crossroads as he mulls a response to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that could include a military strike on Iran. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are supported by Tehran, took credit for Saturday’s attacks. But the Trump administration is […]

Democrats object to Trump’s threatening Iran over Saudi oil attack

Democrats object to Trump’s threatening Iran over Saudi oil attack. by John T. Bennett · September 16, 2019 The United States should not take orders about using military force against Iran even if Saudi Arabia’s government declares Tehran was behind an attack on its oil facilities, congressional Democrats are telling President Donald Trump. Trump signaled on Sunday evening and again […]

Trump approval returns to 50% – WND

Trump approval returns to 50% – WND. President Trump’s approval among likely voters has returned to 50%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. The poll Monday showed 49% disapprove. Advertisement – story continues below The figures break down to 35% who strongly approve and 41 percent who strongly disapprove. President Obama, at this point in his […]

Would You Pay $4,200 to Listen to Michelle Obama Scold You?

Would You Pay $4,200 to Listen to Michelle Obama Scold You?. by Jim Treacher · September 16, 2019 “At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.” Back in 2010, President Barack Hussein Obama said that out loud into a microphone. But now, once again, Past Obama and Present Obama find themselves at odds. I cannot imagine Barry is saying the […]

Sen. Coons: ‘This May Well Be the Thing That Calls for Military Action Against Iran’

Sen. Coons: 'This May Well Be the Thing That Calls for Military Action Against Iran'. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he wants to “see the intelligence” on the apparent drone strike that devastated Saudi oil production on Saturday. “But it seems credible that the Houthis don’t have the sort of advanced drones that […]

Discovery of Fetal Remains at Abortionist’s House Shows the Cruelty of Abortion

Discovery of Fetal Remains at Abortionist’s House Shows the Cruelty of Abortion. Americans are reacting in disgust at the discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains uncovered at the home of a deceased abortion doctor. Late last week in Indiana, the family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer happened upon the fetal remains and contacted the Will County Coroner’s Office, which launched […]

The U.S. Shouldn’t Rush to War With Iran Over Saudi Oilfield Attack – Reason.com

The U.S. Shouldn’t Rush to War With Iran Over Saudi Oilfield Attack – Reason.com. In the wake of an apparent drone attack targeting oilfields on the Arabian Peninsula, Congress should do everything it can to avoid getting America involved in a potential conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The attack on the Abqaiq oil facility appears to have been carried […]

NY Times Allegation that Kavanaugh Exposed Himself at Yale Is a Dud | National Review

NY Times Allegation that Kavanaugh Exposed Himself at Yale Is a Dud | National Review. If you opened Twitter on Sunday morning, you were likely greeted with the bombshell headline of the top trending news story: “NYT reporters’ book details new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh.” The allegation, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly write in a New York Times […]

Holder: Democrats ‘Have To Understand’ That ‘Borders Mean Something’

Holder: Democrats 'Have To Understand' That 'Borders Mean Something'. Former United States attorney general Eric Holder said on Saturday Democrats seeking immigration reform “have to understand” that “borders mean something” to the United States. Holder’s comment came in response to a series of questions from CNN’s David Axelrod about the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis at the southern border. […]

NYT updates Kavanaugh ‘bombshell’ to note accuser doesn’t recall alleged assault | Fox News

NYT updates Kavanaugh 'bombshell' to note accuser doesn't recall alleged assault | Fox News. The New York Times suddenly made a major revision to a supposed bombshell piece late Sunday concerning a new allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — hours after virtually all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had cited the original article as a reason […]

America’s Exclusive, Math-Challenged Party

America's Exclusive, Math-Challenged Party. Math is apparently very hard for Democrats, judging from the apparatchiks’ comments on who can run for office on their party’s ticket or contribute to that effort. This week, men and billionaires are out: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s newly appointed executive director wants to cancel male political candidates. Lucinda Guinn, a former executive at pro-abortion […]

It’s Not The NRA Stopping Gun Control, It’s 100 Million U.S. Gun Owners

It’s Not The NRA Stopping Gun Control, It’s 100 Million U.S. Gun Owners. During the Reign of Terror, the most bloodthirsty member of France’s revolutionary government, Jean-Marie Collot d’Herbois, a “vehement, emotional and vulgar man, craving the center of the stage, dramatizing and gesticulating and bellowing when excited” (Ch. 7), called for the executions of “merchants.” For Adolf Hitler and […]

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ following Saudi attacks | TheHill

Trump: US 'locked and loaded' following Saudi attacks | TheHill. by Chris Mills Rodrigo · September 15, 2019 President Trump on Sunday said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” as it awaits verification of who was behind a spate of drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply this weekend. “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked,” Trump tweeted. “There is reason […]

McCarthy: Addressing debt would be Republicans’ top priority if they take back House

McCarthy: Addressing debt would be Republicans’ top priority if they take back House. As House Republicans kicked off a 48-hour retreat here Thursday afternoon to plot their path back to the majority, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters the GOP’s top priority if it retakes the chamber in 2020 would be to address the national debt. “First thing we would […]

The Latest Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Was Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer

The Latest Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Was Hillary Clinton's Lawyer. by Tyler O’Neil · September 15, 2019 On Saturday, The New York Times ran a story repeating allegations that Brett Kavanaugh was drunk at a party in college and had his genitals thrust into a woman’s face. The allegation has not been confirmed, and friends of the alleged victim say she […]

Why Is China Afraid of a Few Free Market Academics? | The National Interest

Why Is China Afraid of a Few Free Market Academics? | The National Interest. by Doug Bandow · September 15, 2019 I visited Beijing a few weeks back. China’s capital continues to impress, full of growth and energy. My first trip there was in 1992 to a city more dependent on bicycles and motor scooters than automobiles, and without block […]

Trump: US ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Attacks on Saudi Oil Supply – Which US Blames on Iran

Trump: US ‘Locked and Loaded’ After Attacks on Saudi Oil Supply – Which US Blames on Iran. President Trump broke his silence Sunday evening on damaging attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, saying the administration has “reason to believe that we know the culprit” and is “locked and loaded depending on verification.” He added that the U.S. is “waiting to hear […]

After Another Allegation in New York Times, Trump Urges Kavanaugh to Sue

After Another Allegation in New York Times, Trump Urges Kavanaugh to Sue. President Donald Trump accused Democrats and members of the press of waging an influence campaign against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sunday, after another allegation of sexual misconduct against the justice appeared in The New York Times. The president suggested that Kavanaugh bring civil suits for libel and […]