New York’s Anti-Amazon movement is a blueprint for critics of Big Tech.

New York’s Anti-Amazon movement is a blueprint for critics of Big Tech.. Amazon couldn’t cut it in New York City. The company announced Thursday that it no longer plans to open a 25,000-worker office in Long Island City, Queens, one of the two winners of its HQ2 search, a continental bake-off in which cities offered generous incentives for the e-commerce […]

Amazon HQ2 cancellation: Long Island City didn’t need this – Vox

Amazon HQ2 cancellation: Long Island City didn’t need this – Vox. Amazon announced Thursday morning that, in the face of backlash from local elected officials to the intended tax subsidies associated with the plans to build “HQ2” in Long Island City, it is going to drop the project entirely. That’s a good way for Amazon to send a message to […]

Polling, Grassroots Fundraising To Determine Who Qualifies For First DNC Debates | HuffPost

Polling, Grassroots Fundraising To Determine Who Qualifies For First DNC Debates | HuffPost. The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that the first two presidential debates will be in June and July, with up to 20 candidates participating. About a dozen Democrats are already running for president or have launched exploratory committees, and more are expected to enter the race. NBC, […]

Why the Green New Deal Is So Vague About Food and Farming – Mother Jones

Why the Green New Deal Is So Vague About Food and Farming – Mother Jones. The Green New Deal resolution, released last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), offered broad visions for socially just and climate-ready food and farm policy. It called for a “10-year national mobilization” to “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from […]

Good riddance to Amazon’s New York swindle

Good riddance to Amazon's New York swindle. After a tremendous backlash from community leaders and activists, Amazon is reversing plans to place a new headquarters in Queens — and more importantly, giving up a giant sack of tax benefits (totaling over $3 billion) from various parts of the New York government. That outrageous handout — negotiated in secret with New […]

The Art Of The Kneel: How Trump’s Tactics Kept Shrinking His Wall – Talking Points Memo

The Art Of The Kneel: How Trump’s Tactics Kept Shrinking His Wall – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph No big, beautiful wall after all. After forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, seeing his poll numbers take a hit and stirring consternation from a broad swath of Republicans, President Trump looks poised to accept a bipartisan deal that […]

21 Savage’s Arrest Proves Trump’s Culture War Will Come for Everyone – GQ

21 Savage's Arrest Proves Trump's Culture War Will Come for Everyone – GQ. GQ · by Condé Nast On Super Bowl Sunday, news that 21 Savage was apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly being in the country illegally broke just before the game began, and proceeded to pinball across the Internet. Initial reports quickly twisted into jokes and […]

Gavin Newsom’s High-Speed Gift to Republicans – POLITICO Magazine

Gavin Newsom’s High-Speed Gift to Republicans – POLITICO Magazine. With one move, he turned California’s planned bullet train from an expensive bet on the future into an easy political attack line. Michael Grunwald is a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine. California’s $77 billion bullet-train project from San Francisco to Los Angeles was supposed to be a proof of concept at […]

Democrats push for back pay for federal contractors in border security deal – Vox

Democrats push for back pay for federal contractors in border security deal – Vox. Lawmakers are currently working furiously to hash out the details on a border security deal, and one thing that’s caught up in negotiations is a bill that would guarantee back pay for federal contractors affected by the recent government shutdown. Unlike other government employees who received […]

GOP Lawmakers Jettison Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month Resolution | HuffPost

GOP Lawmakers Jettison Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month Resolution | HuffPost. Wisconsin’s all-white GOP Assembly members on Tuesday removed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution honoring African-Americans during Black History Month. The state Assembly passed the resolution without Kaepernick for “obvious reasons,” said Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke. Loren Elliott / Reuters Colin Kaepernick helped launch the […]

The unaddressed sins of Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar

The unaddressed sins of Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar. Kamala Harris is in a tricky spot. Her experience as a local prosecutor who worked her way up to serve as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general will no doubt feature prominently in her presidential campaign — but Harris is also visibly eager to demonstrate she’s hip to what […]

Northam Postpones Black History Month Event As Racist Photo Fallout Continues – Talking Points Memo

Northam Postpones Black History Month Event As Racist Photo Fallout Continues – Talking Points Memo. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo. Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She […]

Why Kamala Harris is glad people are asking if she’s black enough – POLITICO

Why Kamala Harris is glad people are asking if she's black enough – POLITICO. Kamala Harris keeps getting asked if she’s black enough. And the California Democrat — whose presidential campaign is closely monitoring questions around her candidacy shared among African Americans and young people — has been more than happy to answer. Harris’ decision to sit for extended radio […]

CNN Howard Schultz town hall: a campaign based on 3 wrong ideas – Vox

CNN Howard Schultz town hall: a campaign based on 3 wrong ideas – Vox. by Ezra Klein · February 12, 2019 Tuesday night, CNN will host a live town hall with former Starbucks CEO, and potential presidential candidate, Howard Schultz. Why is Schultz, a political newcomer who “had the worst numbers of any potential candidate tested” in CNN’s own poll, […]

Elizabeth Warren Makes Surprise Appearance At Native American Conference | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Makes Surprise Appearance At Native American Conference | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a surprise appearance at a Native American conference on Tuesday. Her visit at the event, hosted by the National Conference of American Indians, comes after she apologized last week to the Cherokee Nation for releasing a DNA test in October in an attempt to […]

The One Thing All the 2020 Democratic Candidates Agree They Hate – Mother Jones

The One Thing All the 2020 Democratic Candidates Agree They Hate – Mother Jones. The field of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 is still taking shape, but so far the contenders have agreed on one policy: Cash from corporate political action committees (PACs) is bad. That’s not an entirely new idea—in 2008 and 2012 Barack Obama rejected donations […]

How Trump wins in 2020

How Trump wins in 2020. If you want to know how President Trump can win re-election in 2020, you need only look at the headlines emanating from the Democrats over the past couple of weeks. It’s not just one headline. It’s the cumulative effect of them all. It’s also not as simple as saying that the Democrats are “moving too […]

Opinion | Democrats, Stop Groveling – The New York Times

Opinion | Democrats, Stop Groveling – The New York Times. Kirsten Gillibrand confronted a piece of fried chicken in South Carolina over the weekend. She began to eat it with a fork, realized that others around her were using their hands, asked if she should do likewise and ditched the utensils. Reading the reports of this, you got the sense […]

Opinion | Ilhan Omar’s Very Bad Tweets – The New York Times

Opinion | Ilhan Omar’s Very Bad Tweets – The New York Times. Last October, after a crude mail bomb was found in George Soros’s mailbox, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is now the House minority leader, tweeted, “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to buy this election!” The tweet, since deleted, was referring to Tom Steyer and […]

Virginia blackface scandal: Judge politicians by records and intent

Virginia blackface scandal: Judge politicians by records and intent. USA Today · by Michael J. Stern, Opinion contributor Every decades-old instance of blackface does not deserve the gong and the hook. Especially when civil rights are at stake, as they could be in Virginia. During my years as a federal prosecutor, my life was knee-deep in murder, international drug trafficking, […]

Negotiators reach deal ‘in principle’ to avert shutdown – POLITICO

Negotiators reach deal ‘in principle’ to avert shutdown – POLITICO. Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached “an agreement in principle” on a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown. “We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). PREVIOUS Democratic and Republican negotiators said they […]

Ilhan Omar Israel Twitter controversy is a sign of clashes to come.

Ilhan Omar Israel Twitter controversy is a sign of clashes to come.. Rep. Ilhan Omar set off a fierce controversy Sunday by injecting a classic Puff Daddy aphorism into a debate over Israel’s influence in Washington. This particular outrage cycle may be short-lived, but the underlying intra-Democratic divide it exposed is likely to persist through presidential primary and beyond. Here’s […]

Justin Fairfax’s Law Firm Places Him On Leave Pending Investigation | HuffPost

Justin Fairfax's Law Firm Places Him On Leave Pending Investigation | HuffPost. The law firm that employs Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) has placed him on leave pending an external investigation into sexual assault allegations leveled against him. The firm, Morrison & Foerster, announced the decision Friday in a statement first published by the National Law Journal. “The firm […]

This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem – Mother Jones

This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem – Mother Jones. by Alex Baca Sprawl is made possible by highways. This is expensive—in 2015, the Victoria Transport Policy Institute estimated that sprawl costs America more than $1 trillion a year in reduced business activity, environmental damage, consumer expenses, and other costs. Leaving aside the emissions from the 1.1 billion trips […]

Will Amy Klobuchar’s tough-on-crime history come back to haunt her?

Will Amy Klobuchar's tough-on-crime history come back to haunt her?. Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic Senator from Minnesota, announced her run for president on Sunday. Outdoors. In Minneapolis. In February. Naturally, she and the crowd were pelted with snow and ice throughout the event, and one could be forgiven for suspecting the setting was entirely intentional. What better way to introduce […]

Mueller Team Believes Potential Trump Pardon Tainted Manafort’s Cooperation – Talking Points Memo

Mueller Team Believes Potential Trump Pardon Tainted Manafort’s Cooperation – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky Last week’s release of the court transcript of a pre-sentencing hearing offered a rare view inside special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. But like jazz, what the document doesn’t say is arguably more important than what’s spelled out. The transcript shows that Mueller’s team […]

Juan Williams: Obama casts long shadow over 2020 | TheHill

Juan Williams: Obama casts long shadow over 2020 | TheHill. This president towers over the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. No, not President Trump. I’m talking about President Obama. Obama left office with a 59 percent approval rating and a 37 percent disapproval rating, according to Gallup. In late January, the Gallup poll ratings for President Trump were the exact inverse […]

The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.. Democrats intend to save “democracy” by putting themselves in charge of elections. As absurd as that sounds, it really is a part of the inappropriately named “For the People Act of 2019,” or H.R. 1, moving through the House of Representatives. The Heritage Foundation created a […]

Washington and Lincoln Are As Relevant Today As Ever | The American Spectator

Washington and Lincoln Are As Relevant Today As Ever | The American Spectator. Presidents Day is unique among American holidays in providing the opportunity to remember and appreciate why George Washington and Abraham Lincoln — whose birthdays fall in February — were the two greatest U.S. presidents. While Washington was the founding father of the United States, Lincoln would later […]

Why Trump will win the wall fight | TheHill

Why Trump will win the wall fight | TheHill. by Jonathan Turley, opinion contributor · February 16, 2019 Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “If my fellow citizens want to go to hell, I will help them. It is my job.” He was expressing the limited role of courts in challenges to federal law. It is not the task of […]

Jason Chaffetz: FBI’s Andrew McCabe should be on trial, not a book tour | Fox News

Jason Chaffetz: FBI’s Andrew McCabe should be on trial, not a book tour | Fox News. Andrew McCabe lied multiple times to federal investigators. That was the official finding in February 2018 of a scathing 39-page report by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General. They found McCabe, then Deputy Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) […]

Joe Biden Tells Europe That America Is ‘An Embarrassment’ | The Daily Caller

Joe Biden Tells Europe That America Is ‘An Embarrassment’ | The Daily Caller. Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump in everything but name at a defense summit, as he declared America “an embarrassment” before European allies. Biden, in an extended apology that prompted loud applause from the delegates at the NATO Munich Security Conference Saturday, suggested the […]

DNC Chief Perez: You Can ‘Absolutely’ Be a Democratic Socialist and a Capitalist

DNC Chief Perez: You Can 'Absolutely' Be a Democratic Socialist and a Capitalist. Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez insisted Sunday that his party does not have a problem of division because Democratic socialism and “moral capitalism” are compatible. Perez appeared on “Meet the Press” and argued Democrats have the best record on job creation and the economy because they […]

Pat Caddell Foresaw Trump’s Victory | National Review

Pat Caddell Foresaw Trump's Victory | National Review. Pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell died from a stroke on Saturday at the age of 68. Few people had more to do with Donald Trump’s amazing victory in 2016. The Washington Post concluded that Caddell “first wrote the instruction manual” for Trump when, entirely on his own, he conducted polls showing […]

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Has History of Misleading Statements

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Has History of Misleading Statements. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, and you can expect to see stories on him and his new book for days. You can also expect McCabe to portray himself as an upright lawman who stood up to President Donald Trump out of fear that the […]

Mueller subpoenas former top Cambridge Analytica employee

Mueller subpoenas former top Cambridge Analytica employee. by Steven Nelson · February 17, 2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a former top employee of Cambridge Analytica, the defunct Trump-campaign-linked data firm. Brittany Kaiser, the former business development director for Cambridge Analytica, was subpoenaed and is cooperating with Mueller’s team, her spokesperson told the Guardian. The data firm, which once […]

Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables

Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables. by Clarice Feldman · February 17, 2019 Last week in Viareggio, Italy, the citizens paraded with a huge float depicting President Trump as Hercules. Looking at his many accomplishments against countless enemies and political opponents, the depiction was not inapt. Like Hercules, he defeated the Queen of the Amazons, and this week, […]

Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors | TheHill

Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · February 17, 2019 Kamala Harris is off to the fastest start among Democrats who have already entered the 2020 presidential race, say party strategists and donors closely following the contest’s early stages. Harris (D-Calif.) has trailed former vice president Joe Biden and […]

Beto O’Rourke would ‘take the wall down’ between El Paso and Mexico

Beto O’Rourke would ‘take the wall down’ between El Paso and Mexico. Potential 2020 presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Thursday that if it were up to him, the border barrier separating his old El Paso, Texas, district from Mexico would come down. “Yes, absolutely. I’d take the wall down,” the Texas Democrats said in an interview on […]

How Does a Straight White Male Democrat Run for President? – POLITICO Magazine

How Does a Straight White Male Democrat Run for President? – POLITICO Magazine. Very carefully. Bill Scher is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show “The DMZ.” Of the nine candidates officially running in the Democratic presidential primary, only one is a heterosexual white man. And that guy, former Rep. John Delaney, generally polls somewhere […]

Pretending terrorism is America’s fault – and Muslims the ‘real victims’ – WND

Pretending terrorism is America's fault – and Muslims the 'real victims' – WND. Editor’s note: Islam is conquering Europe through uncontrolled immigration and a sky-high birth rate, while jihadist mass-murder attacks pose an ever-present threat both in Europe, the U.K. and America. Against that backdrop, one of the most egregious examples of psychological projection in today’s politics is the ongoing […]

Most Americans in 49 States Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test on the Constitution and American History, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Finds in a President’s Day Poll

Most Americans in 49 States Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test on the Constitution and American History, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Finds in a President’s Day Poll. by Tyler O’Neil · February 17, 2019 According to a new survey released on the eve of President’s Day by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, only 4 in 10 Americans could pass […]

China’s Logistics Modernization is Changing the Pacific Military Balance | The National Interest

China's Logistics Modernization is Changing the Pacific Military Balance | The National Interest. by Lyle J. Goldstein · February 17, 2019 The well-worn formulation that “amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics” has significant explanatory power when considering the rapidly changing balance of power in the western Pacific. This derives from the single, unalterable fact that Beijing will operate on […]

Florida Should Seize Its Universal Education Choice Moment

Florida Should Seize Its Universal Education Choice Moment. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the state legislature intends to establish Equal Opportunity Scholarships designed to end the current waiting list on the tax credit scholarship program—a move the Republican chief executive supports. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship—which provides scholarships to eligible children to attend a private school of choice, […]

Bitter, Partisan Liar Writes a Book | The American Spectator

Bitter, Partisan Liar Writes a Book | The American Spectator. Like a con proud of his crime, Andrew McCabe cannot help himself from boasting of his misdeeds. The disgraced former acting head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bereft of his government pension, seeks to make a buck through a tiresome, tell-some book at the expense of the man who […]

What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism

What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism. “The most important political event of the twentieth century,” wrote Irving Kristol in 1976, “is not the crisis of capitalism but the death of socialism.” Plenty of self-described Marxist and socialist regimes existed throughout the world, Kristol recognized. It was rather the ideas behind such regimes that had reached a moral and […]

Democrats: Centrism Out, Socialism In | National Review

Democrats: Centrism Out, Socialism In | National Review. As centrists, they would clean up in 2020, but instead, it’s leftward ho! The Democrats swept to power in Congress by campaigning in a way that has been successful for Democrats for generations. “Republicans will take away your health care,” they said, after having focus-grouped it. Now we are preparing for a […]

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Has History of Misleading Statements

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Has History of Misleading Statements. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, and you can expect to see stories on him and his new book for days. You can also expect McCabe to portray himself as an upright lawman who stood up to President Donald Trump out of fear that the […]

Save girls from a lifetime of injustice done to their bodies

Save girls from a lifetime of injustice done to their bodies. by Araysh Barzinjee · February 17, 2019 In the larger cities of the Kurdistan Regional Government of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, young girls are going to school, playing and hanging out with their friends, learning to use the new apps on their smartphones, and many more activities they enjoy. […]

Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group’s analysis – Chicago Tribune

Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group's analysis – Chicago Tribune. by Christopher Ingraham Amazon, the e-commerce giant helmed by the world’s richest man, paid no federal taxes on profit of $11.2 billion last year, according to an analysis of the company’s corporate filings by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy […]

Trump Should Just Let the Democrats Self-Destruct

Trump Should Just Let the Democrats Self-Destruct. by Gary Gindler · February 16, 2019 President Trump has demanded that Ilhan Omar voluntarily resign. The idea of impeachment of another Muslim Democratic congresswoman – Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) is also being actively promoted. The events surrounding Ilhan Omar, of course, are a shame for America. The anti-Semitic focus of her recent statements […]