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Trump’s tax plan aims to deliver the jobs America needs | New York Post

Trump’s tax plan aims to deliver the jobs America needs | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · April 26, 2017 President Trump moved Wednesday to fulfill one of his key campaign promises, outlining a dramatic plan to slash taxes for nearly all individuals and businesses and give the tax code its biggest overhaul in three decades. The proposal […]

Barack Obama seemed different, but he’s just another money-grubbing politician

Barack Obama seemed different, but he's just another money-grubbing politician. by Anne Summers · April 28, 2017 Et tu, Barack? That was my reaction when I heard the news that former US President Barack Obama has agreed to a speaking gig on Wall Street for which he will be paid $US400,000 ($535,000). Not bad coin in anyone’s language. It’s twice […]

Trump’s Finest Moment (So Far) – WSJ

Trump’s Finest Moment (So Far) – WSJ. By Kimberley A. Strassel April 27, 2017 6:17 p.m. ET 338 COMMENTS Here’s how to know a Republican president has scored big on a proposed tax reform: Read the New York Times —and chuckle. The newspaper’s headline Wednesday lectured: “White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates, Significantly Aiding Wealthy.” The story said that Donald […]

Populism: USA, Britain, France Follow Different Paths | National Review

Populism: USA, Britain, France Follow Different Paths | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · April 27, 2017 Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself. Today’s conventional wisdom (post-first-round French presidential election): The populist wave has crested, soon to abate. Chances […]

Congress eyes stopgap to avert shutdown, as health care bill gains steam | Fox News

Congress eyes stopgap to avert shutdown, as health care bill gains steam | Fox News. House lawmakers have filed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, as lawmakers juggle talks on a longer-term budget deal and a potential revival of ObamaCare replacement legislation. The short-term “continuing resolution” would fund the government through May 5, under current […]

The New/Old Politics of Capital vs. Countryside – Michael Barone

The New/Old Politics of Capital vs. Countryside – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone Capital vs. countryside — that’s the new political divide, visible in multiple surprise election results over the past 11 months. It cuts across old partisan lines and replaces traditional divisions — labor vs. management, north vs. south, Catholic vs. Protestant — among voters. This was apparent last […]

100 Days in and the Reichstag Hasn’t Burned Yet – The American Interest

100 Days in and the Reichstag Hasn’t Burned Yet – The American Interest. With President Trump’s 100 day mark approaching, those prophesying apocalyptic doom under have not come out looking so good. There have been no mass arrests of peaceful protestors. Federal judges rule against presidential orders, the President sputters in indignation—and the rulings stand. Putin hasn’t been offered the […]

Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor – Washington Free Beacon

Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor – Washington Free Beacon. Florida International University law school dean Alexander Acosta will succeed Democratic Party boss Tom Perez as secretary of labor. The Senate voted 60-38 to confirm Acosta on Thursday evening, making him the last nominee to assume his post in the cabinet. Acosta received the support of 51 out of 52 […]

Breaking: Missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace – Breaking News – Jerusalem Post

Breaking: Missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace – Breaking News – Jerusalem Post. he IDF confirmed on Thursday that Israel fired a Patriot anti-ballistic missile at a target in the Golan Heights, Israel’s northern region bordering Syria. Israeli media said residents in the northern Israeli town of Safed reported seeing two missiles being launched and of explosions occurring afterwards. […]

Baltimore Turns To FBI For Help With Murder Count | The Daily Caller

Baltimore Turns To FBI For Help With Murder Count | The Daily Caller. Baltimore’s mayor asked the FBI to send in reinforcements Wednesday to help the city get its murders under control. Mayor Catherine Pugh, speaking at a news conference, explained she went to the FBI’s Baltimore office for extra agents to join with police officers in combating a skyrocketing […]

Articles: How Conservative States Should Handle Academia

Articles: How Conservative States Should Handle Academia. by Bruce Walker · April 27, 2017 Conservatives need to use the political power already in their hands to begin a grassroots transformation of academia. The totalitarian exclusion of Ann Coulter from a state university in California is one reminder of the need for reform. The grotesque of politically correct “science” recently paraded […]

The Real Story Behind ESPN’s Wednesday Massacre

The Real Story Behind ESPN's Wednesday Massacre. by Sean Davis · April 26, 2017 ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports, became the worldwide leader in sports layoffs on Wednesday morning after news leaked that the cable network was in the process of laying off 100 staffers, most of whom are reported to be on-air talent. The layoff reports came […]

The Hill’s Whip List: 21 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare replacement bill | TheHill

The Hill's Whip List: 21 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare replacement bill | TheHill. House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list. The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to […]

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense | Reuters

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense | Reuters. by Stephen J. Adler · April 28, 2017 WASHINGTON President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his […]

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. “We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang,” Tillerson said on Fox News Channel. “They confirmed to us that they had requested […]

2% of counties have more than 1/2 nation’s homicides

2% of counties have more than 1/2 nation’s homicides. In what may seem like a “duh” conclusion, a nonprofit research organization found that more than half of the murders in America take place in only 2 percent of its counties. The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that 54 percent of the U.S. counties in 2014, the most […]

Is This China’s Next Threat to U.S. National Security? | The National Interest

Is This China's Next Threat to U.S. National Security? | The National Interest. China is close to making a funding deal that could allow it to glean national-security secrets in the Pacific region via one of the Northern Hemisphere’s premier infrared telescopes, according to government documents. The East Asian Observatory, which is funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in […]

Democrats For Life: Perez’s Abortion Mandate ‘Foolish’ Given Party ‘at Lowest Numbers Since 1930’s’

Democrats For Life: Perez’s Abortion Mandate ‘Foolish’ Given Party ‘at Lowest Numbers Since 1930’s’. DNC Chair Tom Perez’s demand that “every Democrat” support abortion is “foolish,” since it alienates 21 million Democrats at a time when the party’s membership is faltering, Democrats For Life of American warns. Asked to weigh in on the Democratic National Committee chair’s declaration that all […]

Reining in ‘Zombie’ Appropriations, a Key Driver of Waste

Reining in 'Zombie' Appropriations, a Key Driver of Waste. by Justin Bogie · April 27, 2017 A key driver of wasteful spending in Washington is what some call “zombie” appropriations. This refers to spending on programs that either have never been authorized, or are operating under an expired authorization. According to the Congressional Budget Office, these programs accounted for nearly […]

The War Crimes and International Law Scam | Trending

The War Crimes and International Law Scam | Trending. by Charlie Martin · April 27, 2017 So, this is going to be pretty much in the nature of a rant. The Washington Post carried a story today by Dana Milbank titled “Apparently repealing Obamacare could violate international law”: The United Nations has contacted the Trump administration as part of an […]

Democrats are still rushing to extremes | New York Post

Democrats are still rushing to extremes | New York Post. by Evan Siegfried · April 26, 2017 You would think that after losing over 1,000 elected positions at the federal, state and local levels since 2010, Democratic Party leaders — now out of power in the White House and both houses of Congress — might be hard at work crafting […]

Trump’s first 100 days: Our next Supreme Court pick will be the kicker | Fox News

Trump's first 100 days: Our next Supreme Court pick will be the kicker | Fox News. by Hans A. von Spakovsky Those who want to preserve our constitutional republic spent a lot of time and energy getting Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. There is no doubt that his confirmation was an important step toward achieving that goal. But with […]

How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump – American Greatness

How the Obama Precedent Empowered Trump – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · April 27, 2017 Donald Trump was elected president by sizing up the Electoral College, and the voting public, and then campaigning accordingly. A number of the things that explain Trump’s election also point to unique opportunities to overturn the Obama legacy. This, in turn, explains why […]

Ann Coulter & Berkeley — Mob Wins with Threats of Violence | National Review

Ann Coulter & Berkeley — Mob Wins with Threats of Violence | National Review. · by The Editors · April 26, 2017 We have had our differences with Ann Coulter over the years, differences that led to our eventually declining to continue publishing her work. She is charming and funny and sometimes brilliant. She is also a glib and irresponsible […]

Trump orders review of national monument designations | Fox News

Trump orders review of national monument designations | Fox News. President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to review national monument designations dating back 20 years for millions of acres of land, arguing former presidents have “abused” the system and vowing to return such authority to citizens and state lawmakers. “Today, we are giving power back to the states […]

Lessons In Democracy – Scott Rasmussen

Lessons In Democracy – Scott Rasmussen. by Scott Rasmussen Like most Americans, I groaned when the mail included a summons to jury duty. Having been there before, I envisioned three days of wasted time in a bland room with lousy internet service. Instead, I served on a jury and came away with a renewed confidence in America’s tradition of self-governance. […]

Another Big Step Towards the Turkey-EU Divorce – The American Interest

Another Big Step Towards the Turkey-EU Divorce – The American Interest. by Richard Aldous The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on Tuesday that reintroduces a monitoring process for Turkey’s human rights progress for the first time since 2004. The resolution, which focuses on the purges and emergency legislation following the July 2016 coup attempt, […]

Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent

Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent. The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as “an urgent national security threat” posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The hour-long secret session for all senators was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, […]

Sanctuary cities fight: Judge who blocked Trump order a Democrat activist | Fox News

Sanctuary cities fight: Judge who blocked Trump order a Democrat activist | Fox News. by Christopher Wallace The judge who struck down a Trump administration crackdown on sanctuary cities is a hard-core Democrat activist whose life has been steeped in liberal politics since childhood. Judge William Orrick III, 63, who on Tuesday blocked the administration from withholding federal funds from […]

State Department Report Sheds More Light on Syria’s Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard

State Department Report Sheds More Light on Syria's Chemical Weapons | The Weekly Standard. By Jeryl Bier The Weekly Standard · May 1, 2017 This week, the State Department released an annual report on compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The most notable findings in the report, which covers Russia, Iran, and Syria, not surprisingly relate to Syria. The […]

‘Hate Speech’ Hysteria Wins Again In Berkeley | The Daily Caller

'Hate Speech' Hysteria Wins Again In Berkeley | The Daily Caller. “Hate speech” has risen to the fore of public debate recently thanks to the turmoil surrounding Ann Coulter’s just cancelled appearance at UC Berkeley. The famous conservative commentator had to pull out of her speaking engagement following dithering from the university and threats from leftist agitators. The final nail […]

Articles: You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Articles: You Can’t Have It Both Ways. · by Steve Feinstein · April 26, 2017 It’s human nature: when Person A finally takes the action or adopts the position favored by Person B, the inclination is for Person B to continue to be dissatisfied with Person A and not give them any credit for their move. Person B will very […]

United Nations Puts Renowned Women-Abuser On Women’s Rights Panel

United Nations Puts Renowned Women-Abuser On Women’s Rights Panel. by M.G. Oprea · April 26, 2017 Over the weekend, the United Nations voted to put Saudi Arabia on its Women’s Rights Commission. No, this isn’t fake news or an Onion headline. Our foremost international body has intentionally put Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for its women’s rights problems, on a […]

Trump seeks to shrink federal role in education with new order | Reuters

Trump seeks to shrink federal role in education with new order | Reuters. WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government’s role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods. DeVos […]

Freedom Caucus endorses Obamacare repeal compromise – POLITICO

Freedom Caucus endorses Obamacare repeal compromise – POLITICO. by Kyle Cheney · April 26, 2017 Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the arch conservative House Freedom Caucus, crafted the proposal with New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur. | Getty The proposal’s first test comes Wednesday morning when House Republicans meet. House Republicans will find out Wednesday whether they’ve finally found the formula […]

Huma Abedin’s family under federal investigation

Huma Abedin’s family under federal investigation. While Hillary Clinton loyal aide Huma Abedin was reportedly sidelined in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign as a result of Abedin’s husband’s child-porn scandal, she was potentially an even greater liability than known. It turns out Anthony Weiner wasn’t the only family member under investigation. In fact, the U.S. Justice Department […]

Ecuador and the Case of the Liberal Losers | The National Interest

Ecuador and the Case of the Liberal Losers | The National Interest. The recent poison gas attack in Syria, America’s stepped up military activities in Afghanistan, a presidential power grab in Turkey and the clownish bellicosity of North Korea’s “leader” have overshadowed an important development closer to home: left-wing populism’s slow-but-steady decline in the Americas. Just a few years ago […]

Why This Ruling Won’t Block DOJ Action on Sanctuary Cities

Why This Ruling Won't Block DOJ Action on Sanctuary Cities. by Hans von Spakovsky · April 26, 2017 Media sources are all breathlessly reporting that the Trump administration’s proposed termination of federal funding to sanctuary cities has been enjoined by a federal judge. But that is misleading, and the media is misinterpreting the injunction order in the same way the […]

Ann Coulter Done with Berkeley

Ann Coulter Done with Berkeley. by Debra Heine · April 26, 2017 Conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s on-again, off-again speech at the University of Berkeley is officially off again after the two student groups sponsoring her appearance pulled out due to safety concerns. BridgeCal withdrew its involvement Wednesday, citing the refusal of campus police to guarantee Coulter’s safety and her own […]

Trump’s Tax Plan: Lower Tax Rates, Fewer Tax Breaks – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Trump’s Tax Plan: Lower Tax Rates, Fewer Tax Breaks – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Scott Shackford · April 26, 2017 Some good news, but will there be any spending cuts? |Apr. 26, 2017 3:45 pm Michael Reynolds/EPA/NewscomUnder President Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms, individuals and corporations would see lower tax rates, and the number of tax brackets would […]

Barack Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected

Barack Obama's Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected. by David Harsanyi · April 24, 2017 What if Donald Trump had unilaterally shut down every investigation into Russian espionage, released over 20 suspected Russian spies, struck a deal to get rid of sanctions against Russia—in return for honoring deals that had been signed years before—and then lied to the […]

Ace of Spades HQ

Ace of Spades HQ. Mollie Hemingway has written a new Encounter Broadside (“Broadside” being the imprint name for long essays about a subject) called Trump vs. the Media. She talks about the media bubble and daily social media freakouts with Ben Domenech. The book was released early today (like 12am or thereabouts) and should be available on Amazon now. In […]

Trump’s new approach to domestic policy: Strategic patience

Trump's new approach to domestic policy: Strategic patience. by W. James Antle III · April 26, 2017 The new White House has given up on strategic patience when it comes to foreign affairs, but on domestic issues, President Trump seems to have nothing but time. That was Trump’s argument on Tuesday when he was pressed on reports that he’s giving […]

Immigration the Common Thread Between French, American Elections – Jonah Goldberg

Immigration the Common Thread Between French, American Elections – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg In case you’ve been confused by the last few days of punditry, let me say outright that France is not America. For example, we recently concluded a presidential election in the United States in which many argued that it was imperative to smash the “final glass […]

The Nuclear Deal That Keeps Getting Worse – The American Interest

The Nuclear Deal That Keeps Getting Worse – The American Interest. by Richard Aldous By now we know all about the pallets of cash that suspiciously coincided with the release of American prisoners, and the secret side deals between Iran and the IAEA—not that we know what they entail, that part is still secret— but it seems that even the […]

Report: Ivy League Schools Did Not Disclose $246 Million in Taxpayer Funding, Violating Law – Washington Free Beacon

Report: Ivy League Schools Did Not Disclose $246 Million in Taxpayer Funding, Violating Law – Washington Free Beacon. An analysis of over $200 million in research projects conducted by Ivy League institutions found that none disclosed how they spent taxpayer dollars, in violation of federal law. Senators are now asking the Government Accountability Office to investigate how many federally funded […]

Trump Unbound | The Weekly Standard

Trump Unbound | The Weekly Standard. The upside of having few principles. President Trump has changed his policies in his first 100 days in office more than any president in the post-World War II era—or perhaps any president ever. And for the most part the changes have been for the better. Trump is no longer a raw populist. He hasn’t […]

Articles: Racist Obama Caused Dems’ Downfall, Not Hillary

Articles: Racist Obama Caused Dems' Downfall, Not Hillary. by Karin McQuillan · April 25, 2017 The press is starting to pile on Hillary Clinton for losing to President Trump, but the real cause of the Democrats’ defeat is never discussed. It is Obama himself. According to Gallup, averaging his two terms, Obama was the most unpopular President since President Truman, […]

New Orleans Is Wrong To Remove Its Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Is Wrong To Remove Its Confederate Monuments. by John Daniel Davidson · April 25, 2017 In the early morning hours of Monday, masked men in black bulletproof vests gathered at the Battle of Liberty Place in downtown New Orleans. They arrived in flatbed trucks, the name of the company on the trucks’ sides concealed by tape and cardboard. […]

Trump orders review of national monument sites | TheHill

Trump orders review of national monument sites | TheHill. by Devin Henry · April 25, 2017 President Trump on Wednesday will order the Interior Department to review 20 years’ worth of monument designations on federal land across the country. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters he will consider whether monument designations at up to 40 sites should be “rescinded, resized […]

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests | Reuters

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests | Reuters. The U.S. military has started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system into a planned deployment site in South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The United States and South Korea have agreed to deploy […]

Republicans finalize new Obamacare repeal proposal – POLITICO

Republicans finalize new Obamacare repeal proposal – POLITICO. by Rachael Bade · April 25, 2017 The proposal calls for allowing states to opt out of key Obamacare regulations under certain conditions. | Getty The plan is expected to win more support from the conservative Freedom Caucus, but it’s still unclear whether the bill can pass the House. The White House, […]

Fighting Back Against Putin’s Hackers – The Daily Beast

Fighting Back Against Putin’s Hackers – The Daily Beast. by Christopher Dickey · April 25, 2017 PARIS—Looking back on the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton last year, one sees an appalling passivity and helplessness as online attackers stole her campaign secrets and now-President Donald Trump exploited that information without shame or discretion. But, having learned many lessons from the Clinton […]

Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'. by TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. […]

‘Trump’s think tank’ to protesters: ‘We won’t be bullied’

‘Trump’s think tank’ to protesters: ‘We won’t be bullied’. The Heritage Foundation vowed not to be “bullied or silenced” after an estimated 200 left-wing activists stormed the think tank’s Capitol Hill headquarters Tuesday morning, vowing to shut it down. The activists, who screamed and chanted, were protesting Heritage’s budget recommendations to the Trump administration, summarized in a document called “Blueprint […]

Why the Washington DC Metro System Is a Complete Disaster | The National Interest

Why the Washington DC Metro System Is a Complete Disaster | The National Interest. The capital of the world’s only superpower has a third world problem: You can’t get there from here using public transportation. The forty-year-old Metro mass-transit system, designed to be a model for the rest of the world, is falling apart. And though there’s widespread agreement that […]

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Here's How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been. by Walter E. Williams · April 26, 2017 Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions. In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate […]

North Korea Could Already Be Ready To Use an EMP

North Korea Could Already Be Ready To Use an EMP. by John R. Moore 2017-04-25T16:36:22 chat comments Fifty-five years ago, the U.S. tested a nuclear weapon high above the atmosphere over the Pacific. At the time, my father — a nuclear weapons engineer — was listening on our ham radio. When the device exploded, we heard nothing in Albuquerque. But, […]

Multiple ISIS fighters mauled and killed by unlikely wild animal – TheBlaze

Multiple ISIS fighters mauled and killed by unlikely wild animal – TheBlaze. by Sara Gonzales · April 25, 2017 An Iraqi news website reported on Sunday that three Islamic militants in northern Iraq were attacked and killed by wild boars known to inhabit the region, sources in the region have confirmed. According to Iraqi News, the ISIS fighters were near […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Enforcing Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Enforcing Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Damon Root · April 25, 2017 The order’s “facially unconstitutional directives and its coercive effects weigh heavily against leaving it in place.” |Apr. 25, 2017 5:20 pm Gage SkidmoreToday Judge William Orrick of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District […]

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway – POLITICO

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway – POLITICO. When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. “Iran had a significantly […]

Hate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds

Hate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds. I tell my constitutional law students that there are a couple of statements that indicate that a speaker is a constitutional illiterate who can safely be ignored. One is the claim that the Constitution views black people as ⅗ the worth of white people (actually, it was all about power in […]

Venezuela civil war may be imminent – Washington Times

Venezuela civil war may be imminent – Washington Times. As American public attention has been focusing on terror attacks in Paris, the crisis in Syria and the nuclear-armed lunatic running North Korea, Venezuela to our south is about to explode into violence and civil war with incalculable consequences in our own hemisphere. The “Bolivarian Revolution” that began with the coming […]

Conservatives hope Pence can break Obamacare, spending deadlocks

Conservatives hope Pence can break Obamacare, spending deadlocks. by W. James Antle III · April 25, 2017 When Vice President Pence cut short his Asia trip to return to Washington to help hammer out deals on Obamacare and funding the government, many conservative activists cheered. “Pence taking a more proactive role in domestic policy is extremely comforting to anyone who […]

Entire Senate being called to White House for North Korea briefing | Fox News

Entire Senate being called to White House for North Korea briefing | Fox News. The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on […]

The Cowards of Academia – Dennis Prager

The Cowards of Academia – Dennis Prager. by Dennis Prager Now that student mobs at universities around America (and elsewhere in the West) have silenced conservative speaker after conservative speaker, it has dawned on a small number of left-wing professors that the public is beginning to have contempt for the universities. As a result, a handful of academics at a […]

Why the Clintons Won’t Go Away – The American Interest

Why the Clintons Won’t Go Away – The American Interest. by Claire Berlinski In Vanity Fair, T.A. Frank exhorts elite American liberals in the strongest possible terms to resist their obvious temptation to turn Chelsea Clinton into a political item: Amid investigations into Russian election interference, perhaps we ought to consider whether the Kremlin, to hurt Democrats, helped put Chelsea […]

Trump to Sign Executive Order Creating Task Force to Improve Rural Prosperity

Trump to Sign Executive Order Creating Task Force to Improve Rural Prosperity. by Ali Meyer · April 24, 2017 Share Email Getty Images President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to create a task force designed to promote agriculture and rural prosperity in America. Trump on Tuesday will meet with members in the agriculture industry including the […]

How To Restore Free Speech on Campus | The Weekly Standard

How To Restore Free Speech on Campus | The Weekly Standard. By Elliott Abrams The Weekly Standard · May 1, 2017 A mass lighting ceremony to mark the 4/20 marijuana holiday Monday, April 20, 2015, in Denver. AP Photo/David Zalubowski. The recent campus rioting against unpopular or conservative political views is awful, but I have discovered the solution—by accident. We […]

Is The Pentagon Hacking Kim Jong-un’s Missiles? | The Daily Caller

Is The Pentagon Hacking Kim Jong-un's Missiles? | The Daily Caller. North Korea’s ballistic missile program has suffered several setbacks in recent weeks. Multiple North Korean missiles have blown up shortly after launch, leading some to suspect sabotage. The “new Washington bedtime story,” as one expert observer put it, is that the Pentagon is hacking North Korea’s missiles, causing them […]

For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial

For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial. by Robert Tracinski · April 24, 2017 British athlete James Cracknell was recently caught citing North Korea and Cuba as examples of how to “get a handle on obesity”—which both regimes have done by starving their people. .@jamescracknell says North Korea is one of only two countries in the world that has […]

Rob Portman’s Plan to End Government Shutdown Showdowns

Rob Portman's Plan to End Government Shutdown Showdowns. by Niels Lesniewski · April 24, 2017 Policy Revives bill to provide automatic continuing resolutions Sen. Rob Portman wants to end the threat of federal funding lapsing. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Niels Lesniewski @Niels Lesniewski Posted Apr 24, 2017 12:37 PM Save for later With the risk of a government […]

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center | Reuters

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center | Reuters. The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and […]

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway – POLITICO

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway – POLITICO. When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. “Iran had a significantly […]

Trump Willing To Delay Border Wall Push Until September – The Daily Beast

Trump Willing To Delay Border Wall Push Until September – The Daily Beast. President Donald Trump signaled on Monday, according to a report in Politico, that he would be fine with delaying a showdown over the planned wall at the U.S.-Mexico border until September, possibly averting a potential government shutdown this week as his presidency reaches the 100-day mark. He […]

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money. by ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media […]

The 1 stance you can’t have to be a Democrat

The 1 stance you can’t have to be a Democrat. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says all Democrats should line up in favor of abortion, and he calls the position “not negotiable,” a clarification for which pro-life groups are exceedingly grateful. The issue arose after Perez publicly backed the pro-life Democratic Party nominee in the race for mayor of […]

Is North Korea About to Test a Nuclear Weapon or ICBM? | The National Interest Blog

Is North Korea About to Test a Nuclear Weapon or ICBM? | The National Interest Blog. The U.S. and its allies are bracing themselves for possible provocations as North Korea gears up for a major national holiday. North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army Tuesday. North Korea marked its most recent holiday, […]

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats. A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington, D.C., often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming […]

Obama Blames Gerrymandering, Special Interest, $ in Politics

Obama Blames Gerrymandering, Special Interest, $ in Politics. President Obama was a likely cause behind the Democratic Party losing every branch of the U.S. government (and most state ones too). The fact that the media won’t tell you is that Americans didn’t actually appreciate his progressive policies. That’s why they lost in such a spectacular way! But, rather than internalizing […]

Supreme Court Lets Stand 7th Circuit Victory for Rights of Rideshare Customers and Drivers – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Supreme Court Lets Stand 7th Circuit Victory for Rights of Rideshare Customers and Drivers – Hit & Run : Reason.com. The Supreme Court today declined to take up the case Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. City of Chicago. That’s great news for Americans who want more choice and opportunity in both using and operating rides-for-hire, both in Illinois and nationwide. […]

I support all schools that put students first: Betsy DeVos (Opinion) | cleveland.com

I support all schools that put students first: Betsy DeVos (Opinion) | cleveland.com. WASHINGTON, D.C. — In today’s polarized environment, it can often be hard to discern the truth. So allow me to lay out two facts plainly and clearly: I believe every student should have an equal opportunity to get a great education. And I believe many of those […]

Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%

Wash Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%. by Paul Bedard · April 23, 2017 A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump as “the least popular president in modern times,” waits until the second to last paragraph to reveal another tidbit: He’d still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the election were held today and in the popular […]

French Presidential Election: Macron & Le Pen Both Outside Establishment | National Review

French Presidential Election: Macron & Le Pen Both Outside Establishment | National Review. by John Fund · April 23, 2017 Only a decade ago, France’s two traditional major parties — the conservative Republicans and the Socialists — won 57 percent of the vote between them in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. On Sunday, both parties together won […]

Mulvaney downplays talk of government shutdown over border wall funding | Fox News

Mulvaney downplays talk of government shutdown over border wall funding | Fox News. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney declined to say Sunday whether President Trump will insist Congress include money for his border wall in his proposed 2018 budget or risk a government shutdown. “We don’t know yet,” Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, […]

America Should Be Ready, Venezuela Might Become the Next Syria – David Grantham

America Should Be Ready, Venezuela Might Become the Next Syria – David Grantham. by David Grantham Said former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Nazi buildup in Europe: “When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure.” The unwillingness […]

Turkey Close to Buying Air Missile Defenses— From Russia – The American Interest

Turkey Close to Buying Air Missile Defenses— From Russia – The American Interest. by Alina Polyakova Turkey’s Defense Minister has announced that Turkey is close to buying the advanced S-400 air missile defense system from Russia. As Reuters reports: Turkey’s talks with Russia about the purchase of the S-400 air missile defense system have reached a “final stage”, although this […]

AEI Feminist Scholar: Feminism’s Goal Today ‘Is Not Equality With Men, It’s Protection From Them’

AEI Feminist Scholar: Feminism's Goal Today 'Is Not Equality With Men, It's Protection From Them'. American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Christina Hoff Sommers is a classical equity feminist, meaning she believes the government should not impose an unfair advantage or disadvantage on women or men. But Sommers is concerned that classical equity feminism has been eclipsed by what she calls […]

Tom Perez, Dick Dubrin: No Such Thing As Pro-Life Democrats | The Daily Caller

Tom Perez, Dick Dubrin: No Such Thing As Pro-Life Democrats | The Daily Caller. The 28 percent of Democrats who oppose abortion have no place in the Democratic party, according to two of the party’s leading figures. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin echoed party chair Tom Perez Sunday in saying that there is no room in the party for dissent on […]

Articles: Why Trump Supporters are Still Solid

Articles: Why Trump Supporters are Still Solid. by Karin McQuillan · April 24, 2017 Trump voters can see that the president has had both successes and failures in the first months in office. That’s normal. The successes have been ignored by the Democrat press, but we inform ourselves by going to our own, more truthful, news sources. There is much […]

N. Korea warns it could sink US carrier ‘with a single strike’: report | TheHill

N. Korea warns it could sink US carrier ‘with a single strike’: report | TheHill. by Kyle Balluck · April 23, 2017 North Korea said Sunday that its military could sink a U.S. aircraft carrier that President Trump is sending to the region “with a single strike,” according to Reuters. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear […]

Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint | Reuters

Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint | Reuters. by Ju-min Park · April 24, 2017 SEOUL South Korea said on Monday it was in talks about holding joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, as U.S. President Donald Trump called the leaders of Japan and China amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear […]

Fox News to become more like despised competitor

Fox News to become more like despised competitor. With the emergence of Rupert Murdoch’s politically progressive son, James, in the leadership of his media empire and the unceremonious exits from Fox News of CEO Roger Ailes and now flagship anchor Bill O’Reilly, the cable-news powerhouse’s niche as an alternative to the left-leaning CNN, MSNBC and broadcast networks is suddenly in […]

Why America Must Stop Russia from Violating the INF Treaty | The National Interest

Why America Must Stop Russia from Violating the INF Treaty | The National Interest. The thirty-year-old treaty banning U.S. and Russian ground-launched intermediate-range missiles is at risk of collapse. Russia has violated the treaty by testing and deploying a ground-launched cruise missile of intermediate range. The Obama administration sought to bring Russia back into compliance, but its efforts failed. Preserving […]

Le Pen, to Face Centrist Macron in the French Presidential Run-off, Says the ‘Survival of France’ is at Stake

Le Pen, to Face Centrist Macron in the French Presidential Run-off, Says the ‘Survival of France’ is at Stake. (CNSNews.com) – Populist right-wing National Front leader Marine le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron look set to go through to a run-off in France’s presidential election, after Sunday’s first round ended the presidential aspirations of the country’s two major political […]

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Regulations in 100 Days

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Regulations in 100 Days. by Rachel del Guidice · April 23, 2017 As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have worked with Congress to rescind more regulations using the Congressional Review Act than any other president. “We’re excited about what we’re doing so far. […]

If Vote Were Held Today, Trump Still Beats Clinton

If Vote Were Held Today, Trump Still Beats Clinton. by Rick Moran · April 23, 2017 At the end of a long, rather tedious summation of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, the Washington Post-ABC News poll drops the news that the paper was apparently trying to hide: Washington Examiner: A new Washington Post poll that declares President Trump […]

Paul Ryan: No vote scheduled on Obamacare repeal next week

Paul Ryan: No vote scheduled on Obamacare repeal next week. by Susan Ferrechio · April 22, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers Saturday there is no vote scheduled next week on a new healthcare reform bill as talks continue on reaching a deal between conservatives and moderates on how to repeal and replace Obamacare. “He was clear there […]

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy & Campaign Reversals Repudiate Supporters | National Review

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy & Campaign Reversals Repudiate Supporters | National Review. by George Will · April 22, 2017 In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that “we are palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this regard, if in no other, […]

Trump replaces Obama appointee US Surgeon General Murthy | Fox News

Trump replaces Obama appointee US Surgeon General Murthy | Fox News. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, an Obama appointee, has been replaced by the Trump administration. “Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General,” the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. Murthy […]

Taking Trump Seriously and Literally – Debra J. Saunders

Taking Trump Seriously and Literally – Debra J. Saunders. by Debra J. Saunders Journalist Selena Zito famously summed up President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign when she wrote, “The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” In September 2016, when Zito’s apt assessment appeared in The Atlantic, Gallup reported its lowest approval […]

Greens Make Natural Gas Their Next Target – The American Interest

Greens Make Natural Gas Their Next Target – The American Interest. Now that coal has been toppled from its perch as America’s biggest source of power, environmentalists are ready to move on down the fossil fuel list and tackle what they perceive as another enemy of the planet: natural gas. Bloomberg reports: U.S. environmentalists have vowed to go after gas-fired […]

The Professional Class Strikes Back

The Professional Class Strikes Back. Notes from realignment: A solid Republican district becomes the site of a Democratic resurgence. In the first round of a special election a thirty-something unknown outperforms Hillary Clinton’s 2016 margin. A runoff looms, but the lesson to draw from this result is clear. Lawyers, doctors, managers, educators, accountants, and financial advisers—the professional class of the […]

Articles: The Iranian Nuclear Agreement Should Not Be Extended

Articles: The Iranian Nuclear Agreement Should Not Be Extended. by Sarah N. Stern · April 22, 2017 As I write these words, the Iranian nuclear agreement that was brokered by the Obama administration is sitting on President Trump’s desk. It requires presidential certification of compliance every 90 days, and the president is deliberating on whether or not to certify. My […]

This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong

This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong. by Daniel Payne · April 22, 2017 Today is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movement—where it’s been and, more importantly, where it is now—than its dismal […]

Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters | Reuters

Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters | Reuters. by Nobuhiro Kubo · April 23, 2017 TOKYO Two Japanese destroyers on Sunday began an exercise with the U.S. Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Western Pacific as it approaches waters around the Korean peninsula, Japan’s navy said. The two Japanese warships, the Samidare and […]

House GOP leaders won’t rush health care vote – POLITICO

House GOP leaders won’t rush health care vote – POLITICO. by Tara Palmeri · April 22, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan downplayed the possibility of a vote next week to repeal and replace Obamacare. | Getty House GOP leaders during a members-only conference call Saturday vowed to avoid a government shutdown and said they’re closer to a deal to repeal and […]

Gun-waving ‘Angry Muslim’ arrested for terroristic threats

Gun-waving ‘Angry Muslim’ arrested for terroristic threats. After a week of growing controversy and public pressure, authorities in South Dakota on Friday arrested a Muslim man who livestreamed a Facebook video in which he made threats against Christians while showing off an arsenal of weapons. It was a complete turn-around from earlier statements by police and prosecutors, who maintained that […]

Earth Day March For Science Is Actually a Threat to Science

Earth Day March For Science Is Actually a Threat to Science. by Tyler O’Neil · April 20, 2017 Scholars in the fields of biology, ethics, environment, and economics attacked the upcoming “March for Science,” scheduled for Earth Day this coming Saturday, as a threat to the public appreciation of science. They argued that a politicization of science following the rhetoric […]

Byron York: Deported Dreamer lawyers vague on details

Byron York: Deported Dreamer lawyers vague on details. by Byron York · April 21, 2017 Lawyers for Juan Manuel Montes, the 23 year-old DACA recipient deported by the Department of Homeland Security, say they have full faith in their client’s story. But in a conference call with reporters Thursday, Montes’ legal team — he is suing DHS for documents relating […]

Those ‘Snowflakes’ Have Chilling Effects Even Beyond the Campus – WSJ

Those ‘Snowflakes’ Have Chilling Effects Even Beyond the Campus – WSJ. By Heather Mac Donald April 21, 2017 2:55 p.m. ET 672 COMMENTS Student thuggery against non-leftist viewpoints is in the news again. Agitators at Claremont McKenna College, Middlebury College, and the University of California’s Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses have used threats, brute force and sometimes criminal violence over […]

Union says CAIR fired three for labor organizing

Union says CAIR fired three for labor organizing. by Sean Higgins · April 22, 2017 The union attempting to organize the national headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the Muslim civil rights group has fired three staffers in an effort to undermine the labor group’s bid. CAIR says the union is spreading “misinformation.” The charges and counter-charges are […]

Death Penalty Opponents Dishonest Arguments | National Review

Death Penalty Opponents Dishonest Arguments | National Review. by Jonah Goldberg · April 21, 2017 The debate over the death penalty can be infuriatingly dishonest. Consider the April 17 broadcast of Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier (a show on which I am an occasional commentator). Casey Stegall reported on the legal battle in Arkansas, where officials want […]

More Russian spy planes, bombers approach Alaskan airspace | Fox News

More Russian spy planes, bombers approach Alaskan airspace | Fox News. by Lucas Tomlinson Russian Bear bombers and spy planes buzzed Alaskan airspace the past two nights in a repeat of incidents earlier this week, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Friday. Wednesday night a pair of Russian spy planes Ilyushin IL-38s flew near the Aleutian Islands in the […]

The High-End Tax Break That Needs to Go – The American Interest

The High-End Tax Break That Needs to Go – The American Interest. The Trump Administration has reportedly gone back to the drawing board to decide how to approach tax reform, scrapping the candidate’s supercharged supply-side campaign platform and mulling a variety of more unorthodox ideas. Among them, according to Axios‘s Jonathan Swan, is capping or eliminating the state and local […]

‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Blames Venezuela Unrest on ‘Trump Donations’

'Rachel Maddow Show' Blames Venezuela Unrest on 'Trump Donations'. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday night played images of rioting and protests in Venezuela with the chyron “Unrest in Venezuela Over Trump Donations,” while Maddow claimed Venezuelans were “enraged anew” over a Trump Inaugural Committee FEC filing showing a major donation from Citgo Petroleum, an American subsidiary of Venezuela’s […]

Russian Military Planes Crowd the U.S. for a Fourth Day – WSJ

Russian Military Planes Crowd the U.S. for a Fourth Day – WSJ. By Ben Kesling Updated April 21, 2017 6:07 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—Russia flew long-range combat aircraft near American airspace for the fourth consecutive day, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the first such string of incursions since 2014, but prompting little concern from the White House. American and […]

Detroit Doctors Performed Female Genital Mutilation | The Daily Caller

Detroit Doctors Performed Female Genital Mutilation | The Daily Caller. A Detroit-area physician and his wife have been arrested and charged with conspiring to perform female genital mutilation procedures on girls as young as six, the Justice Department announced on Friday. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, conspired with another doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, to perform the illegal procedures […]

Articles: The Road to Defeating the Islamic State Runs through Kurdistan

Articles: The Road to Defeating the Islamic State Runs through Kurdistan. by Sherkoh Abbas and Robert Sklaroff · April 21, 2017 Now that President Trump concluded that the Syrian gas attack “crossed many, many lines” and reacted accordingly, he must formulate a battle-plan to convert dynamic “talk” into ongoing “walk.” In the process, he should recognize that it is in […]

Today’s Victorian Fainting Couches Are Reserved For College Students

Today's Victorian Fainting Couches Are Reserved For College Students. by Chris Bray · April 21, 2017 On elite college campuses, the agonized swoon has become the Hermes scarf of social gestures, the clearest way to instantly signal status to an audience of acutely status-conscious peers. It’s familiar stuff. In 1880, the New England physician George Miller Beard published a treatise […]

Georgia Runoff Will Test Both Parties’ Political Alliances

Georgia Runoff Will Test Both Parties’ Political Alliances. by Simone Pathé · April 20, 2017 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — For a brief moment, Georgia’s 6th District was quiet. Out-of-state journalists who flooded this suburban battleground headed for the airport Wednesday morning. After a very late Tuesday night, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel held no public events in the district […]

Conservative groups open to new Obamacare repeal push – POLITICO

Conservative groups open to new Obamacare repeal push – POLITICO. by Burgess Everett · April 21, 2017 Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint has told House members he would be more open to compromise on health care this time around. | AP Photo Deep-pocketed conservative groups that helped fuel the downfall of the House GOP’s Obamacare alternative are now quietly signaling […]

Exxon Won’t Get Waiver on Russia Sanctions – The Daily Beast

Exxon Won’t Get Waiver on Russia Sanctions – The Daily Beast. Exxon will not receive a waiver on new sanctions banning American companies from doing business with Russia’s state-owned oil giant, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced on Friday, just a day after the company applied for a waiver from the sanctions. “In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury […]

French election called choice between Shariah, democracy

French election called choice between Shariah, democracy. The eyes of the world are on France this weekend, and President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama are lining up on opposite sides of the battle. Trump stopped just short of endorsing the National Front’s Marine Le Pen, telling the Associated Press Le Pen is “the strongest on borders, and she’s […]

U.S. Commander: Islamic State Used Chemical Agent in Attack Near Mosul

U.S. Commander: Islamic State Used Chemical Agent in Attack Near Mosul. (CNSNews.com) – As the Islamic State’s military position worsens in West Mosul, “so too does their humanity,” Major General Joseph Martin, commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq, told a news conference on Wednesday. Martin said “hundreds” of Iraqi civilians are being murdered by ISIS “on a weekly basis.” […]

‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale

‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale. by Jarrett Stepman · April 21, 2017 In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, “Communism for Kids” is coming to a bookstore near you. This newly released book from MIT Press “proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to […]

Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks

Muslims to March on Amazon Over Prayer Breaks. by Rod Kackley · April 21, 2017 Amazon may have issued a “declaration of support” in January for a lawsuit against President Trump’s order to put a temporary halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, but that hasn’t stopped outraged Muslims from planning a May 1 demonstration at the front door of […]

Scientists’ March on Washington – Reason.com

Scientists’ March on Washington – Reason.com. In the flush of excitement after the post-inaugural Women’s March on Washington, someone in a Reddit conversation suggested, “There needs to be a Scientists’ March on Washington.” Sensing that a march on Washington might sound too aggressively partisan, the organizers have now renamed the event the March for Science. That march will take place […]

White House, Republican leadership downplay chances of quick healthcare deal

White House, Republican leadership downplay chances of quick healthcare deal. by Sarah Westwood · April 21, 2017 White House officials and Republican aides worked to downplay expectations of an imminent vote on Obamacare reform legislation Thursday amid widespread speculation that a healthcare deal was in the offing. While both the White House and GOP aides confirmed that healthcare negotiations have […]

North Korea — USA Countermeasures Do Exist | National Review

North Korea — USA Countermeasures Do Exist | National Review. by Charles Krauthammer · April 20, 2017 The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly […]

Republicans float new ObamaCare replacement plan | Fox News

Republicans float new ObamaCare replacement plan | Fox News. House Republicans are shopping around a new ObamaCare replacement plan, amid pressure to deliver a legislative win as President Trump nears the end of his first 100 days. “We have a good chance of getting it soon. I’d like to say next week, but I believe we will get it” eventually, […]

Reading the Kansas 4 and Georgia 6 Tea Leaves – Michael Barone

Reading the Kansas 4 and Georgia 6 Tea Leaves – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone What to make of the results of the first two of this spring’s special House elections? Start off by putting them in perspective. They pose a challenge to both political parties, but especially to Republicans, who have been used to an unusually stable partisan alignment, […]

Antarctic Meltwater Isn’t the Crisis We Thought It Was – The American Interest

Antarctic Meltwater Isn’t the Crisis We Thought It Was – The American Interest. by Patrick Chamorel Liquid water formations on top of Antarctica’s ice sheets aren’t the harbinger of climate doom scientists believed it to be, according to new research from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Meltwater collects on top of Antarctic ice during the summer, and the […]

Divisions Within the Administration On Iran Deal | The Weekly Standard

Divisions Within the Administration On Iran Deal | The Weekly Standard. Will the Trump administration scrap the Iran nuclear deal, or is the basic framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action here to stay? On Thursday, the deputies of the National Security Council will hold their first meeting to discuss the Trump administration’s review of Iran’s compliance with the […]

Clinton Campaign Staff Looking To Nail ‘Shattered’ Leakers | The Daily Caller

Clinton Campaign Staff Looking To Nail 'Shattered' Leakers | The Daily Caller. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign staff want to know who leaked embarrassing details about her run for office to authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes to write about in their new book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” These details included Clinton’s apology to President Barack Obama on […]

Articles: Shattered: A New Fairy Tale about How Hillary ‘Forgot’ White Voters

Articles: Shattered: A New Fairy Tale about How Hillary ‘Forgot’ White Voters. by Colin Flaherty · April 20, 2017 The Russians are off the hook. The chattering geniuses have discovered a new villain to blame for the shattering demise of their heroine, Hillary. White guys did it. The same reporters who cheered Hillary’s every misstep and doubted every Trump triumph […]

ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps | TheHill

ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps | TheHill. by Peter Sullivan and Jessie Hellmann · April 20, 2017 House Republicans are throwing cold water on hopes there will be a vote next week on a revived ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), co-chairman of the centrist […]

South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration | Reuters

South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration | Reuters. by Ju-min Park · April 21, 2017 SEOUL/BEIJING South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear […]

ISIS Terror Attack in Paris Could Put Far-Right Le Pen in Power – The Daily Beast

ISIS Terror Attack in Paris Could Put Far-Right Le Pen in Power – The Daily Beast. by Christopher Dickey · April 21, 2017 PARIS—The scene of the murder was well chosen: the most famous boulevard in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, the prestigious address of Cartier and Louis Vuitton, the Lido nightclub, even the Disney store. On a balmy Thursday night, it […]

White House pressures GOP leaders on Obamacare showdown next week – POLITICO

White House pressures GOP leaders on Obamacare showdown next week – POLITICO. by Adam Cancryn · April 20, 2017 President Donald Trump and some administration officials have threatened to cut off Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies to get Democrats to the table on a replacement plan. | Getty The text of a new bill is likely to circulate Friday or by the […]

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage. by SCOTT SMITH FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer […]

Expert: Turkey’s president dreams of new Ottoman Empire

Expert: Turkey’s president dreams of new Ottoman Empire. As Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues to consolidate power in the formerly secular nation, one of the foremost experts on Middle East geopolitics is sounding a desperate warning. Erdogan is just getting started. “I’ve been saying this for 12 years,” said Joel Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of “The Islamic […]

Trump Has a Foreign Policy Strategy | The National Interest

Trump Has a Foreign Policy Strategy | The National Interest. For two weeks, the White House has unleashed a foreign-policy blitzkrieg, and Washington’s chattering classes are shocked and, if not awed, at least perplexed. CNN calls Trump’s actions a “u-turn.” Bloomberg opts for the more mathematical “180 degree turn,” while the Washington Post goes with “flipflop.” Meanwhile, pundits switched from […]

Tillerson on Iran Deal: ‘Another Example of Buying Off a Power Who Has Nuclear Ambitions … Someone Has to Deal With it Later’

Tillerson on Iran Deal: ‘Another Example of Buying Off a Power Who Has Nuclear Ambitions … Someone Has to Deal With it Later’. (CNSNews.com) – Sharply criticizing previous administrations’ approaches to dealing with rogue regimes, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday described the Iran nuclear deal as “another example of buying off a power who has nuclear ambitions.” “We […]

Terrorism and Russian Aggression Converge on the French Election

Terrorism and Russian Aggression Converge on the French Election. by Nolan Peterson · April 20, 2017 KYIV, Ukraine—Europe’s two greatest security challenges, Islamist terrorism and Russian military aggression, have cast a shadow over the French presidential election. Authorities in Paris reported a possible terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday night, throwing the election a last-minute curveball—potentially to the benefit […]

Judge Makes Big Ruling Against the IRS

Judge Makes Big Ruling Against the IRS. by Jeff Reynolds · April 20, 2017 In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organization True the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to […]

Democrats’ Georgia blunder: ‘Resist Trump’ is not a winning strategy | Fox News

Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy | Fox News. by Douglas E. Schoen In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June. Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first […]

A Trump Alliance Strategy – WSJ

A Trump Alliance Strategy – WSJ. By Daniel Henninger April 19, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET 67 COMMENTS After 59 Tomahawk missiles landed on a Syrian airfield, followed by the dropping of a 21,600-pound bomb on Islamic State’s hideouts in Afghanistan, the world has begun to ask: What is Donald Trump’s foreign policy? And so the search begins by pressing what […]

Who are the Democrats? – The Washington Post

Who are the Democrats? – The Washington Post. by Ed Rogers · April 19, 2017 Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to his supporters on Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The results from Georgia’s 6th are in, let the overanalyzing begin. First, just to state the obvious, the Democrats fell short of their goal. They tried to […]

Time for the GOP to get moving

Time for the GOP to get moving. by Robert Ehrlich · April 20, 2017 My previous column (“The Trump Era’s 5 Emerging Constituencies”) critiqued the emerging political constituencies of the Trump era. Today’s chronicles the major challenges confronting our two major parties as a divided nation seeks to find its way forward. For the Democrats circa 2016 conventional wisdom viewed […]

‘Shattered’: Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes Reveal Clinton Campaign’s Dysfunction | National Review

‘Shattered’: Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes Reveal Clinton Campaign's Dysfunction | National Review. by Jim Geraghty · April 19, 2017 Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, the new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, is absolutely gripping reading, chock full of juicy, revelatory reporting about the Democratic nominee’s campaign that you really wish you had read during the actual […]

Supreme Court justices show support for church, in Gorsuch’s 1st high-profile case | Fox News

Supreme Court justices show support for church, in Gorsuch's 1st high-profile case | Fox News. A majority on the Supreme Court appeared to offer support Wednesday for a church excluded from a publicly funded aid program, during the hearing for what was considered Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first high-profile case. At issue is a double dose of contentious issues: religious freedom […]

Articles: ISIS: The Embodiment of Islam

Articles: ISIS: The Embodiment of Islam. by Shari Goodman · April 19, 2017 For the last few years, the world has been subjected with increasing regularity to bloody terrorism waged upon innocent civilians worldwide by the Islamic State in their holy war against all non-believers. Their warfare, once reserved and contained within the Middle East, is now a battlefield in […]

Trump’s ‘Buy American. Hire American’ Policy Is Dangerous Nonsense

Trump's 'Buy American. Hire American' Policy Is Dangerous Nonsense. by David Harsanyi · April 19, 2017 “We don’t have a level playing field for our workers,” Donald Trump told a group of workers in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. Truth is, if we ever leveled the playing field with countries like Mexico and China, the average American worker would be making […]

Chaffetz Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

Chaffetz Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018. by Rema Rahman · April 19, 2017 Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will not run for re-election to his House seat or any other political office in 2018. But he’s not ruling out one in 2020. The Utah Republican said in a Facebook post that there were “no ulterior motives” behind the […]

O’Reilly’s departure creates new challenges for Fox

O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox. by TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for […]

Rep. Brat confident GOP on brink of health-care consensus

Rep. Brat confident GOP on brink of health-care consensus. House Republicans are reeling from their failure to pass health-care reform legislation, but a key House Freedom Caucus member says the GOP is getting close to a consensus that will make conservatives happy and make it to President Trump’s desk. U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va. – a former economics professor and […]

Muslims wants ‘blasphemers’ prosecuted … worldwide!

Muslims wants ‘blasphemers’ prosecuted … worldwide!. For years, Islamic nations have successfully pressed the United Nations to pass non-binding resolutions condemning “defamation of religion.” In nations such as Pakistan, the penalty for “blasphemy” against Islam or its prophet is death. While the sentence has not been imposed in recent years, some people who have been accused of blasphemy have been […]

The Real Solution to Trump’s Border Challenge: Drones | The National Interest

The Real Solution to Trump's Border Challenge: Drones | The National Interest. The latest internal report estimates the cost of President Trump’s southern border wall at $22 billion. For an administration priding itself on the “art of the deal” and fiscal responsibility, this is not welcome news. Yet the president promised to build a wall. Should he push ahead? Thankfully […]

Trump Signs Bill Giving Vets More Choices for Health Care

Trump Signs Bill Giving Vets More Choices for Health Care. President Donald Trump signed into law on Wednesday the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act, which “eliminates the original sunset date on the Veterans Choice Program” and “gives veterans who are unable to schedule an appointment at a VA facility in a timely or convenient manner the ability to […]

Spicer Told Off Reporter for Saying Dems Did Well in GA Race

Spicer Told Off Reporter for Saying Dems Did Well in GA Race. Spicer’s getting extra spicy! Sean Spicer lost it when an NBC reporter alleged that Democrats had sorta kinda won something in the Georgia special congressional election. He responded bluntly, “I thought that some of the coverage was a little intriguing as I watched it. The Democrats went all […]

The campus thought police want you to feel sorry for them | New York Post

The campus thought police want you to feel sorry for them | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · April 16, 2017 The editors of the Wellesley News last week managed to quite nicely sum up the idiocy sweeping America’s campuses, writing, “Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free […]

Gorsuch Lessons for Trump’s Next Nominee – WSJ

Gorsuch Lessons for Trump’s Next Nominee – WSJ. By Fred Barnes April 18, 2017 6:46 p.m. ET 92 COMMENTS Republicans have created a political machine for confirming conservative nominees to the Supreme Court. It functioned like a well-run presidential campaign after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Antonin Scalia. And it needed to perform, despite Justice Gorsuch’s […]

Why Are Republicans Making Tax Reform So Hard? – The New York Times

Why Are Republicans Making Tax Reform So Hard? – The New York Times. by STEVE FORBES · April 19, 2017 President Trump speaking with small business leaders at the White House in January. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times In the aftermath of the health care blowup, President Trump and the Republicans need a legislative victory. Tax reform probably should have […]

Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever | New York Post

Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever | New York Post. by John Podhoretz · April 18, 2017 So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall […]

In Georgia, Democrats Learn That Opposing Trump Is Not Enough

In Georgia, Democrats Learn That Opposing Trump Is Not Enough. by Josh Kraushaar · April 19, 2017 Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff talks with supporters at a campaign field office on Tuesday in Marietta, Ga. AP Photo/John Bazemore Demo­crat­ic act­iv­ists spent the last month pour­ing their time, en­ergy, and pas­sion be­hind a 30-year-old film­maker, Jon Os­soff, who rep­res­en­ted the hopes […]

How Ryan’s super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset

How Ryan's super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset. by David M. Drucker · April 19, 2017 The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district. Ossoff finished first in a crowded field dominated by Republicans. But he appears to have fallen short […]

Colin Kaepernick National-Anthem Protest: Why It Failed | National Review

Colin Kaepernick National-Anthem Protest: Why It Failed | National Review. by Kyle Smith · April 18, 2017 L’Affaire Kaepernick is winding down with humiliating defeat facing those athletes, and the jock-sniffing courtiers surrounding them, who publicly disrespected the American flag. About all that is left is for the losers to complain that the winners are hypocrites. A particularly high-pitched whine […]

Gorsuch prepares for first blockbuster case | Fox News

Gorsuch prepares for first blockbuster case | Fox News. A playground at a Missouri church is at the heart of the first big blockbuster case that Justice Neil Gorsuch is primed to hear in his newly assumed role as the ninth member of the Supreme Court. The case of Trinity Lutheran Church deals with a double dose of contentious issues: […]

Trump Is Borrowing From the Lame-duck Playbook – Jonah Goldberg

Trump Is Borrowing From the Lame-duck Playbook – Jonah Goldberg. by Jonah Goldberg One of the (many) things that makes the Trump presidency so hard to read is that the chapters are all out of order. Traditionally, during the transition period, presidents-elect are out of the limelight. But while Barack Obama was still in the White House, Donald Trump announced […]

Tackling Renewables’ Grid Problem – The American Interest

Tackling Renewables’ Grid Problem – The American Interest. by Peter H. Schuck Energy secretary Rick Perry announced this week that the Department of Energy will be conducted a review of the ways in which renewables are affecting the stability of American power grids. The Hill reports: The review, according to a memo from Perry released on Monday, aims to assess […]

Bad Reviews For Trump’s Korea Policy | The Weekly Standard

Bad Reviews For Trump's Korea Policy | The Weekly Standard. American foreign policy experts and journalists are having a field day panning Donald Trump’s North Korea policy. It’s a different story in South Korea. Sorry, you’ve reached the limit on the articles you can view. Vice President Mike Pence is briefed by U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks from Observation Post Ouellette […]

AP Changes Fresno Shooter’s Words From ‘Allahu Akbar’ | The Daily Caller

AP Changes Fresno Shooter's Words From 'Allahu Akbar' | The Daily Caller. The Associated Press edited the words of a Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” Kori Ali Muhammad is seen in an undated photo released by Fresno Police in Fresno, California, U.S. April 18, 2017. Fresno Police Department/Handout […]

CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders | The Daily Caller

CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders | The Daily Caller. The murders of three white men by a black supremacist gunman in Fresno received limited media attention on Tuesday, most notably at CNN. CNN’s dearth of coverage of the shootings, carried out by 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, an African-American Muslim, stands in stark contrast to its reporting of other non-political […]

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran’s Mullahs

Articles: Trump Turns the Screws on Iran's Mullahs. · by Reza Shafiee · April 18, 2017 The Trump administration sanctioned Iran’s prison system “for torturous interrogations, forced interrogations, and widespread mistreatment of inmates,” on April 15. It may seem a tiny step in the way of stopping Iranian regime’s human rights abuses against its own citizens but it certainly is […]

Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party. by John Daniel Davidson · April 18, 2017 This week, newly minted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will travel cross-country with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison on a Democratic Party “unity tour” that will take them to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada—mostly red states […]

Trump signs order taking aim at controversial visa program | TheHill

Trump signs order taking aim at controversial visa program | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · April 18, 2017 President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at reining in a visa program used to hire high-skilled foreign workers. Trump turned to the populist themes of his presidential campaign during a visit to Wisconsin to sign the order. “We are […]

Trump orders review of lifting sanctions against Iran: Tillerson | Reuters

Trump orders review of lifting sanctions against Iran: Tillerson | Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran under a 2015 nuclear deal was in the United States’ national security interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Tillerson said in a statement that Iran remained compliant with its […]

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House – POLITICO Magazine

The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House – POLITICO Magazine. by Andrés Miguel Rondón · April 18, 2017 Getty Richard Spencer declared the Patriots the ‘whitest team’ in the NFL. He’s wrong, but it took off anyway. By Ben Strauss Richard Spencer watched February’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots in Whitefish, Montana, at […]

Congress to retry health care after Easter recess

Congress to retry health care after Easter recess. As House Republicans prepare to take up Obamacare repeal and replacement after the Easter recess, President Trump and his allies are on the offensive, threatening to withhold funds from insurers to rope in some Democrats votes and supporting the campaigns of lawmakers who backed the GOP leadership bill that failed last month. […]

U.S. media ‘spinning lies’ about female genital mutilation

U.S. media ‘spinning lies’ about female genital mutilation. CNN Studios in Atlanta. The cable giant has reported on the nation’s first federal case of female genital mutilation on its website but been silent on air. It was an explosive story: A U.S. emergency-room doctor in Detroit was prosecuted for intentionally mutilating the genitals of two young girls. But major TV […]

Theresa May’s Risky General Election Plan | The National Interest

Theresa May's Risky General Election Plan | The National Interest. It is not uncommon for British prime ministers who take over in the middle of a parliamentary term to seek the personal mandate that comes with winning an election in their own right. By and large, the British public expect them to do so. When Gordon Brown flirted with calling […]

Leading Democrat Cannot Vote for Himself in Today’s Georgia Primary

Leading Democrat Cannot Vote for Himself in Today's Georgia Primary. by Susan Jones · April 18, 2017 By | April 18, 2017 | 8:57 AM EDT In a Monday, March 27, 2017 photo, Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff is seen with supporters outside of the East Roswell Branch Library in Roswell, Ga., on the first day of early voting. Ossoff, […]

Scott Walker Deals Another Blow to Big Labor in Wisconsin

Scott Walker Deals Another Blow to Big Labor in Wisconsin. Walker signed the legislation, which passed along party lines in February, at a local distributor of construction materials in De Pere, Wisconsin, according to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. The governor and Wisconsin Republicans have blasted project labor agreements as a waste of taxpayer dollars. “By forbidding state and local […]

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump. by CLAIRE GALOFARO LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations. They fled brutal civil war, famine, oppressive regimes to […]