Donald Trump Has Made Socialism Cool Again | Mother Jones

Donald Trump Has Made Socialism Cool Again | Mother Jones. by Tim Murphy The Democratic Socialists of America are fighting the president—and the liberals they blame for his win. Art by Adam Maida A month after President Donald Trump took office, khalid kamau was eating lunch in the cluttered kitchen of the Mayday Space, a leftist community center in Brooklyn. […]

Judge Halts Trump Order That Pressured Sanctuary Cities With Funding Threats

Judge Halts Trump Order That Pressured Sanctuary Cities With Funding Threats. A federal judge has halted part of an executive order threatening so-called “sanctuary cities” with the loss of federal funds if they do not comply with requests from immigration enforcement agents. Judge William Orrick granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday against section 9(a) of Executive Order 13768, signed Jan. 25, […]

The road to hell is paved with means-testing

The road to hell is paved with means-testing. One of the more disturbing facets of inequality in American is that of life itself. These days, the richer you are, the longer you live. This sad fact isn’t just consequential for obvious reasons; it is eroding the progressive nature of America’s largest welfare program, Social Security. Social Security’s benefits are calculated […]

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 […]

Why Colleges Have a Right to Reject Hateful Speakers Like Ann Coulter | New Republic

Why Colleges Have a Right to Reject Hateful Speakers Like Ann Coulter | New Republic. by Aaron R. Hanlon · April 24, 2017 As graduation season approaches, colleges across the country are locking down commencement speakers to address the class of 2017. Harvard got Mark Zuckerberg (a Harvard dropout). Hillary Clinton is speaking at Wellesley, Bernie Sanders at Brooklyn College. […]

Juan Williams: Trump’s 100 days wound GOP | TheHill

Juan Williams: Trump's 100 days wound GOP | TheHill. This Saturday marks President Trump’s 100th day in office. On Day One, after listening to Trump’s inaugural address, former President George W. Bush reportedly said: “That was some weird s–t.” The GOP establishment still holds that view after 100 days of President Trump. And Democrats are also offering “We Told You […]

On returning to the Supreme Court after Garland, and lunacy.

On returning to the Supreme Court after Garland, and lunacy.. by Dahlia Lithwick · April 24, 2017 James Edmund McWilliams Jr. is on death row for the 1984 rape and murder of a convenience store clerk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images and Alabama Dept. of Corrections It has not gone unobserved, at least […]

A new report reveals Obama misled the public about a quiet giveaway to Iran – Vox

A new report reveals Obama misled the public about a quiet giveaway to Iran – Vox. The Obama White House’s high-profile prisoner swap with Iran in 2016 was a much bigger gift to Iran than the administration ever let on. That’s the takeaway from an investigative report from Politico published Monday, which details how the Obama administration deliberately obscured and […]

State Dept. Hires Host From Trump’s Favorite Fox News Show As Spokeswoman

State Dept. Hires Host From Trump's Favorite Fox News Show As The State Department on Monday announced the hiring of former “Fox and Friends” host Heather Nauert as the department’s official spokeswoman. “Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities,” the department said in a statement. The “top-rated […]

The trouble with Emmanuel Macron

The trouble with Emmanuel Macron. Emmanuel Macron, a French technocrat running an independent presidential campaign to put political distance between himself and his fellow established elites, edged out insurgent nationalist Marine Le Pen in the most closely watched French election of many Americans’ lifetime. Macron nabbed nearly one-fourth of the vote in an 11-candidate field, followed closely by Le Pen. […]

Obama From the Rearview Mirror | The Nation

Obama From the Rearview Mirror | The Nation. by Robert L. Borosage · April 20, 2017 Barack Obama in 2011. (Pete Souza / White House) Barack Obama’s stature will grow ever more impressive in the rearview mirror. We already miss his dignity, his grace, and his intelligence. His presidency was largely a competent, no-drama, scandal-free administration, and it will only […]

Carson’s God-and-bootstraps message fails to hearten housing advocates – POLITICO

Carson’s God-and-bootstraps message fails to hearten housing advocates – POLITICO. by Louis Nelson · April 23, 2017 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visits the Liberty Square apartment complex in Miami on April 12 as part of his national listening tour. | Getty God is Ben Carson’s favorite subject. Brain surgery is a close second. Housing is somewhere further […]

Bernie Sanders says the model of the Democratic Party is failing.

Bernie Sanders says the model of the Democratic Party is failing.. by Daniel Politi · April 23, 2017 Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to a crowd of supporters at a Democratic unity rally at the Rail Event Center on April 21, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images Fresh off his “Unity Tour” alongside Democratic National Committee chair […]

The March for Science was a delightfully nerdy celebration of discontent – Vox

The March for Science was a delightfully nerdy celebration of discontent – Vox. by Brian Resnick · April 22, 2017 Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts braved, cold rainy weather to march in Washington, DC in the name of disciplines they love, the research and discoveries they value, and the policies they oppose. And they came bearing signs — some […]

How Havana’s small business boom exposes a stark racial divide

How Havana's small business boom exposes a stark racial divide. When Pavel Donato León was growing up in an outer Havana neighborhood in the ’80s, his father pushed him to learn a trade. Plumbing and mechanics were not his thing. So, he told his father he’d learn the art of baking bread. His father’s response was prophetic: “Everyone need to […]

Harvard’s nondiscrimination hypocrisy – The Washington Post

Harvard’s nondiscrimination hypocrisy – The Washington Post. by Harry Lewis · April 21, 2017 Harry Lewis, a former dean of Harvard College, is a computer science professor at Harvard University. When should traditional liberal values be sacrificed to important but narrower ends? That is the question behind Harvard University’s effort to subordinate freedom of association and freedom of speech to […]

Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley | The Huffington Post

Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley | The Huffington Post. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk. “I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders told The Huffington Post after speaking […]

The coming British bloodbath: Theresa May’s “snap election” will be an epic disaster for the left. But why? – Salon.com

The coming British bloodbath: Theresa May’s “snap election” will be an epic disaster for the left. But why? – Salon.com. by Laurie Penny · April 22, 2017 British politics has gone horribly wrong. Not as outrageously, garishly wrong as American politics — our version of the post-liberal neo-nationalist horror show involves fewer special effects and a lot more slow-grinding dread […]

What the Paris shooting could mean for the French presidential election

What the Paris shooting could mean for the French presidential election. Yesterday, on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, a man opened fire on police with an automatic weapon, killing one officer and injuring two others. ISIS claimed responsibility. Because the attack occurred in one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the world, the news reverberated quickly. And because it happened […]

John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day – The Washington Post

John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day – The Washington Post. John F. Kerry was U.S. secretary of state from 2013 to 2017. Despite all the reasons for concern and condemnation that I could dwell on, I’m an optimist this Earth Day. I’m an optimist because of the lesson I learned on the first Earth Day 47 years […]

Nixon Had His “Madman Theory.” Trump Is Just a Madman. | New Republic

Nixon Had His “Madman Theory.” Trump Is Just a Madman. | New Republic. by Jeet Heer · April 21, 2017 Jared Kushner, reportedly the new power behind the throne in the Trump administration, has tried to borrow luster from another presidential éminence grise, Henry Kissinger. Kushner introduced himself to Kissinger after a foreign policy lecture in 2015, and since then […]

The North Korea Nightmare Continues | The National Interest

The North Korea Nightmare Continues | The National Interest. If North Korea truly desires state of the art nuclear weapons and missiles—something that can deliver an atomic payload to say Los Angeles—than we are indeed in for some tense time ahead. The only way Kim Jong-un—the portly pariah of Pyongyang—can truly develop a medium-range missile that can hit even Hawaii […]

Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall

Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall. Mexico City (CNSNews.com) – Mexico’s foreign secretary is planning an all-out legal assault on any future construction of a border wall by the U.S., to include filing suits in U.S. and international courts over possible environmental, human rights and international treaty violations. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray told congressional leaders here […]

GOP Leaders Move Forward With Obamacare Repeal

GOP Leaders Move Forward With Obamacare Repeal. by Melissa Quinn · April 28, 2017 For Republicans in Congress, the path to repealing and replacing Obamacare could be made more difficult by less conservative members who say a revised proposal would cause health insurance premiums to swell for sick patients. GOP leaders were prepared to put a bill dismantling the health […]

Annals of Academic Fatuousness, Yale Edition, Part 9876

Annals of Academic Fatuousness, Yale Edition, Part 9876. by Roger Kimball · April 28, 2017 Just how fatuous are Ivy-League graduate students? Nobody really knows. But this is nice: Yale graduate students, members of the Local 33 student union (yes, really), have begun “an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home.” “What are they complaining about?”, […]

100 Days of Trump: Three Best and Worst Moments of Presidency So Far – Reason.com

100 Days of Trump: Three Best and Worst Moments of Presidency So Far – Reason.com. Third Worst Moment: Replace and Repeal FAIL. Along with his pledge to build a wall on the southern border and deport illegal immigrants en masse, Trump’s campaign was all about ramming through the “Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act,” which would have cut red tape, gotten […]

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 […]