McConnell Calls For Cutting Government Programs To Deal With ‘Disturbing’ Debt – Talking Points Memo

McConnell Calls For Cutting Government Programs To Deal With ‘Disturbing’ Debt – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called on Congress to rein in major government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in order to slow America’s spiraling national debt on Tuesday, ignoring the fact the tax plan he recently passed has fueled […]

Opinion | What the Left Misses About Nationalism – The New York Times

Opinion | What the Left Misses About Nationalism – The New York Times. by John B. Judis · October 15, 2018 What the Left Misses About Nationalism The perception of a common national identity is essential to democracies and to the modern welfare state. Mr. Judis is the author of “The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization.” […]

Elizabeth Warren hits back at Trump, releases DNA test ‘strongly’ supporting Native American ancestry – POLITICO

Elizabeth Warren hits back at Trump, releases DNA test 'strongly' supporting Native American ancestry – POLITICO. Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test on Monday that “strongly support” her claims of Native American ancestry, hitting back at President Donald Trump for mocking her and showing her seriousness about a 2020 presidential run. The DNA test, conducted by […]

Democrats to Obama: Where Are You?

Democrats to Obama: Where Are You?. With just three weeks to go before one of most critical midterm elections in modern American history, the most powerful figure in the Democratic Party has kept his distance. Barack Obama’s involvement in the 2018 cycle was always bound to be limited. The former president has stressed his desire for the future generation of […]

Bill Gates talks with Ezra Klein about global progress in 2018 – Vox

Bill Gates talks with Ezra Klein about global progress in 2018 – Vox. Is the world becoming a better place? Are human beings, on average, becoming healthier, richer, safer? And if they’re not, why not? And how can we do better? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases its annual Goalkeepers Report. The publication is thick with charts […]

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump | HuffPost

Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels' Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump | HuffPost. A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and ordered the woman to pay the president’s legal fees. U.S. District Judge James Otero said that Trump was well within his right to free speech when he tweeted about […]

Phil Bredesen Is Testing the Limits of What Democrats Will Put Up With – Mother Jones

Phil Bredesen Is Testing the Limits of What Democrats Will Put Up With – Mother Jones. As his party has continued to move further to the left, Phil Bredesen has had an increasingly uneasy relationship with it, despite being one of Tennessee’s most famous Democrats. But when the former governor and current Senate hopeful issued a statement recently that said […]

How Hillary Clinton could win in 2020

How Hillary Clinton could win in 2020. Once more unto the breach, dear friends? A Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump rematch in 2020 would be the most hyped political fight of all time. It would also be the most brutal, mind-numbing, soul-destroying election in our history. The amount of money raised by the DNC and assorted super PACs would topple all previous […]

Juan Williams: Trump, the Great Destroyer | TheHill

Juan Williams: Trump, the Great Destroyer | TheHill. President Trump could hardly do any more damage to the United States even if Vladimir Putin wanted him to do so. Having undermined trust in major American institutions, from the CIA to the FBI, last week Trump stuck a knife in the heart of the public’s trust in the Supreme Court. After […]

Opinion | Trump’s Callous Use of Kanye – The New York Times

Opinion | Trump’s Callous Use of Kanye – The New York Times. Yes, last week Kanye West went to the White House and Kanyed. The troubled rapper and Donald Trump supporter, who was invited to the White House supposedly to discuss heady, important subjects like sentencing reform, was put on display by Trump, who invited the press pool into the […]

How the liberal wish list could bite Democrats – POLITICO

How the liberal wish list could bite Democrats – POLITICO. Bold progressive promises may help the party retake the House in the midterms. But then they’ll face pressure to to deliver. A Trump-inspired resurgence on the left has even many centrist Democrats embracing an outspokenly liberal wish list as their party hopes to capture one or both chambers of Congress […]

2020 CNN poll shows Democrats like Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump – Vox

2020 CNN poll shows Democrats like Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump – Vox. While most attention right now is (rightly) on the 2018 midterm elections, that can’t totally stop speculation about the 2020 presidential election — namely, who will take on President Donald Trump. According to a new and very early poll from CNN, Democrats are pretty into […]

Americans Increasingly Predicting Trump 2020 Victory: CNN Poll | HuffPost

Americans Increasingly Predicting Trump 2020 Victory: CNN Poll | HuffPost. The percentage of Americans who believe President Donald Trump will win a second term is increasing, a new CNN poll finds. Forty-six percent of those polled think Trump will defeat his Democratic opponent in 2020, as opposed to 47 percent who think he will lose. The poll comes with a […]

Conservatism after Kavanaugh

Conservatism after Kavanaugh. The die is cast. Brett Kavanaugh is a Supreme Court justice, and the nation is just four weeks away from a very consequential midterm election. While many liberals are clearly demoralized and disgusted by Kavanaugh’s ascension, they are also energized for November, eagerly awaiting a long-anticipated blue wave. Meanwhile, conservatives are enjoying their own transformative moment surrounding […]

Amazon owes Wikipedia more than its $1 million donation.

Amazon owes Wikipedia more than its $1 million donation.. When you ask Amazon’s Alexa, “What is Wikipedia?” it’ll tell you this: “Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of openly editable content.” Alexa took this line directly from Wikipedia’s entry on Wikipedia, as it does with many of its answers. Perhaps what it should have said […]

Progressives are furious at Senate Democrats for cutting another deal on federal judges – Vox

Progressives are furious at Senate Democrats for cutting another deal on federal judges – Vox. In the wake of a bruising defeat over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats agreed to approve another 15 Trump-nominated judges on Thursday to allow vulnerable red-state lawmakers to return home and campaign, Politico’s Burgess Everett reports. Senate reaches deal on confirming 15 judges (3 […]

Modern-Day Witches Plan Ritual To Hex Brett Kavanaugh | HuffPost

Modern-Day Witches Plan Ritual To Hex Brett Kavanaugh | HuffPost. Dozens of witches say they plan to gather in New York City this month to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in to the nation’s highest court last week despite facing several allegations of sexual misconduct. Dakota Bracciale, a Brooklyn-based witch who is organizing the Oct. 20 […]

Progressives are furious at Senate Democrats for cutting another deal on federal judges – Vox

Progressives are furious at Senate Democrats for cutting another deal on federal judges – Vox. In the wake of a bruising defeat over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats agreed to approve another 15 Trump-nominated judges on Thursday to allow vulnerable red-state lawmakers to return home and campaign, Politico’s Burgess Everett reports. Senate reaches deal on confirming 15 judges (3 […]

Lambda Legal, Which Won Key Court Victories For Marriage Equality, Is In Crisis | HuffPost

Lambda Legal, Which Won Key Court Victories For Marriage Equality, Is In Crisis | HuffPost. Lambda Legal, the impact litigation group that has played a key role in nearly every Supreme Court case advancing LGBTQ rights, is mired in chaos. The 45-year-old organization has lost about half its staff since 2016, when a new CEO, Rachel Tiven, initiated an acrimonious […]

The Saudi-U.S. alliance must end

The Saudi-U.S. alliance must end. There is no better demonstration of the moral and political rot at the heart of the American government than its increasingly poisonous alliance with Saudi Arabia. The latest atrocity is the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post columnist (and United States resident) Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities have reportedly […]

McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms – Talking Points Memo

McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms – Talking Points Memo. The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month’s midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch […]

Don Lemon Slams Kanye’s Oval Office ‘Minstrel Show’

Don Lemon Slams Kanye's Oval Office 'Minstrel Show'. by Amy Russo CNN’s Don Lemon tore into Kanye West‘s Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump, incensed by what he called an embarrassment to the African American community and America itself. “What I saw was a minstrel show today,” Lemon said Thursday during an interview with his colleagues at the network. […]

I Listened to All Six Trump Rallies in October. You Should, Too. | The New Yorker

I Listened to All Six Trump Rallies in October. You Should, Too. | The New Yorker. by Susan B. Glasser · October 12, 2018 I’m still watching the President’s rallies, because his words—radical, dangerous, and often untrue—are still the best way to understand him. Photograph by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty From the start of the Trump Presidency, many […]

Should progressives wage war on the Supreme Court?

Should progressives wage war on the Supreme Court?. The legal left is at a crossroads. With Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and with President Donald Trump filling appellate judgeships at a breakneck pace, the federal courts are likely to lean right for the foreseeable future. Landmark decisions such as Roe v. Wade are in peril. Laws enacted by progressive […]

Arkansas Sheriff Poses Inmates In Nike Gear To Mock Colin Kaepernick | HuffPost

Arkansas Sheriff Poses Inmates In Nike Gear To Mock Colin Kaepernick | HuffPost. An Arkansas sheriff’s office removed photos of its inmates in Nike T-shirts after they made the rounds on Twitter. The Union County Sheriff’s Office posed at least 18 of its inmates in Nike T-shirts for their mugshots, then added the images to its online jail roster. Columnist […]

The Saudi-U.S. alliance must end

The Saudi-U.S. alliance must end. There is no better demonstration of the moral and political rot at the heart of the American government than its increasingly poisonous alliance with Saudi Arabia. The latest atrocity is the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post columnist (and United States resident) Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish authorities have reportedly […]

GOP to women: Sit down, shut up, and take it – The Boston Globe

GOP to women: Sit down, shut up, and take it – The Boston Globe. The Boston Globe · by Renée Graham – Columnist · October 9, 2018 I first learned about men’s callous disregard for the well-being of female bodies from a local news weatherman. After a story about the attempted rape of a girl, this is how New York […]

What if North Korea Collapsed? | The National Interest

What if North Korea Collapsed? | The National Interest. by Jamie Metzl · October 18, 2018 The good news is that this collapse has the potential to be a win-win for nearly everyone. The North Korean people will end their terrible suffering, North and South Korea will be reunified under South Korean law, potentially following a UN-administered transitional period and […]

Pelosi Endorses ‘Collateral Damage’ to Those ‘Who Do Not Share Our View’: ‘So Be It’

Pelosi Endorses ‘Collateral Damage’ to Those ‘Who Do Not Share Our View’: ‘So Be It’. “So be it,” House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared regarding the possibility of her political opponents suffering “collateral damage.” In an onstage interview with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday, Rep. Pelosi took aim at “others who don’t share our view”: […]

Those Coal and Nuclear Bailouts Aren’t Coming. Here’s Why That’s Good News.

Those Coal and Nuclear Bailouts Aren’t Coming. Here’s Why That’s Good News.. by Katie Tubb · October 18, 2018 It seems the possibility of the Trump administration bailing out coal and nuclear plants has been put to rest for now. This is good news for electricity customers, the integrity of competitive markets, limited government fans, states, and in the long […]

Google: Unpatriotic, Inconsistent, InsecureThe American Spectator

Google: Unpatriotic, Inconsistent, InsecureThe American Spectator. by Mytheos Holt · October 19, 2018 Imagine the following scenario: A group of technical whizzes found a new car company in the United States. After initially going through vigorous competition, the company eventually establishes complete market dominance not only in building cars, but also in building everything associated with car safety. At which […]

Civil Liberties and Socialism Don’t Mix – Reason.com

Civil Liberties and Socialism Don’t Mix – Reason.com. In 1981, the socialist economist and best-selling author Robert Heilbroner took to the pages of the democratic socialist magazine, Dissent, to answer what would seem like a rather academic question, “What is Socialism?” His answer was a raw, honest, and devastating critique of democratic socialism from a man wrestling with his faith. […]

Elizabeth Warren Is a Fraud | National Review

Elizabeth Warren Is a Fraud | National Review. Without that ‘one drop,’ she was just another privileged white women. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in […]

The Culture Is Powerful Enough to Fix Our Broken Political System

The Culture Is Powerful Enough to Fix Our Broken Political System. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few years reminding everyone who would listen that the culture leads and politics lag behind. For me, that’s an encouraging perspective. It would be beyond depressing if our nation’s fate were determined by the agendas of our political leaders. I’m […]

Trump economist bets administration can find more workers to fuel boom

Trump economist bets administration can find more workers to fuel boom. by Colin Wilhelm · October 18, 2018 Top Trump administration economist Kevin Hassett believes that the booming economy will draw millions more people back to work, defying projections for falling workforce participation, with an additional nudge from work requirements for welfare. “It’s going to be very easy for people […]

State Department provided ‘clearly false’ statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, ‘shocked’ federal judge says | Fox News

State Department provided 'clearly false' statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, 'shocked' federal judge says | Fox News. Hillary Clinton’s top security clearance is withdrawn in wake of email investigation. In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to derail […]

U.S. Childbirth: Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

U.S. Childbirth: Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift. by Riley Griffin (Bloomberg) — An increasing number of births happen outside of marriage, signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay, according to a new report from the United Nations. Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up […]

Senator Grassley’s Play of the Day

Senator Grassley's Play of the Day. by Chris J. Krisinger · October 17, 2018 For sports fans, ESPN’s hugely popular Sportscenter TV show is a roundup of the day’s highlights, updates, and scores from major sporting events. The show’s “Play of the Day” segment gives viewers a chance to see video replays of entertaining, exceptional, or deciding moments from those […]

Is Elizabeth Warren Guilty Of Cultural Appropriation?

Is Elizabeth Warren Guilty Of Cultural Appropriation?. by David Marcus · October 17, 2018 I have taken to these pages in the past to defend practices that progressives pejoratively call “cultural appropriation.” By now we all know the phrase and that it refers to people (mainly white people) using elements of foreign cultures including costumes, music, food, or, frankly, anything […]

Saudi Lobbyists in D.C. Caught in Pompeo Pickle

Saudi Lobbyists in D.C. Caught in Pompeo Pickle. by Kate Ackley · October 17, 2018 Washington lobbyists still on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s payroll amid fallout from the presumed death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are awaiting the outcome of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to the region this week before making any further moves. Pompeo met Tuesday in […]

Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren

Pocahontas descendant calls for apology from Warren. Claims by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to have Native American ancestry, which prompted President Trump to deride her as “Pocahontas,” continue to backfire. With much fanfare, she announced on Monday that an analysis of DNA tests by a Stanford professor concluded she could have between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American blood. But current […]

Business Insider – Cognivex Clarity

Business Insider – Cognivex Clarity. Recently Ben Carson made some comments in an interview with Pamela Brown and Ryan Browne about a brain booster that would become the biggest event in human history Ben Carson credits his ability to function and maintained focused on such a high level to a certain set of “smart drugs” that enhance cognitive brain function […]

Another Long Peace? | The National Interest

Another Long Peace? | The National Interest. by Øystein Tunsjø · October 17, 2018 XI JINPING is determined to take China into a new era that sets his country and the United States apart from other powers and avoids conflict between the two. The widespread view found in the works of, among others, Henry Kissinger, Graham Allison at Harvard University […]

Rep. Gohmert: Mueller Leaked News of Report to Affect Midterms, Prepare Dems for Disappointment

Rep. Gohmert: Mueller Leaked News of Report to Affect Midterms, Prepare Dems for Disappointment. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office leaked news that a report on his investigation into President Donald Trump will be completed after November’s midterm elections in order prepare Democrats for disappointment and to do “as much damage” as possible to Trump, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) charged Wednesday. […]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip in Trump’s First Year, EPA Says

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip in Trump's First Year, EPA Says. by Kevin Mooney · October 17, 2018 Greenhouse gas emissions have declined across multiple sectors since President Donald Trump has been in office, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The EPA collects emissions data from industrial sources on an annual basis. Those sources include power plants, oil and gas production […]

The Electro-Porsche SurtaxThe American Spectator

The Electro-Porsche SurtaxThe American Spectator. by Eric Peters · October 18, 2018 Porsches have never been inexpensive — but they’re about to become more so. You could call it the electric surtax — because that’s what it amounts to. And it’s probably going to be applied to us all, eventually. Porsche corporate — the company — just announced that it […]

Makers of 3D-Printed Guns Follow In DIY Tradition of Ammunition Reloaders – Reason.com

Makers of 3D-Printed Guns Follow In DIY Tradition of Ammunition Reloaders – Reason.com. To the disappointment of control freaks, DIY gunmaking is rolling along strong despite Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson facing charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old. One man does not a movement make, not when he can be replaced by a British convert to the cause such […]

Trump Tax-Cut Results: Federal Revenues Hit All-Time Highs | Investor’s Business Daily

Trump Tax-Cut Results: Federal Revenues Hit All-Time Highs | Investor's Business Daily. Critics of the Trump tax cuts said they would blow a hole in the deficit. Yet individual income taxes climbed 6% in the just-ended fiscal year 2018, as the economy grew faster and created more jobs than expected. The Treasury Department reported this week that individual income tax […]

Pavlich: The left’s identity politics fall apart | TheHill

Pavlich: The left’s identity politics fall apart | TheHill. by Katie Pavlich · October 16, 2018 As we head into the 2018 midterm elections and eventually the 2020 presidential race, the expectations Democrats have from voters has stayed the same as previous cycles. The left’s assumption is that women and minorities vote for Democrats because it’s in their best interest […]

OPINION: Mueller’s Jig Is Up — But That’s Not Enough | The Daily Caller

OPINION: Mueller’s Jig Is Up — But That’s Not Enough | The Daily Caller. The Mueller witch hunt is effectively over — not because Mr. Mueller had not planned to drag this out until he could concoct a crime against Mr. Trump or a member of his family but rather because the jig is up. Have you noticed how long […]

Trump Admin Sanctions Iranian Paramilitary Group Training Child Soldiers

Trump Admin Sanctions Iranian Paramilitary Group Training Child Soldiers. The Trump administration on Tuesday leveled a bevy of harsh new sanctions on a top Iranian fighting force known to be training children and other soldiers that are engaging in terrorism in Syria and other regional hotspots, according to senior Trump administration officials. The sanctions hit “a vast network” of businesses […]

Bill & Hillary Clinton Are Sabotaging Democrats’ #MeToo Efforts | National Review

Bill & Hillary Clinton Are Sabotaging Democrats’ #MeToo Efforts | National Review. The Clintons’ refusal to go quietly into the night is a gift to Republicans. The last thing Democrats wanted to do in October 2018 was talk about the Clintons. Bill and Hillary Clinton aren’t just the past of the Democratic Party. The once-enormously-popular two-term president and the party’s […]

For House GOP, Midterm Pickup Chances Are Rare But Crucial

For House GOP, Midterm Pickup Chances Are Rare But Crucial. It’s been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next month’s midterm elections. Nearly all analysis has focused on how many seats Republicans might lose. Less noticed is the fact that the GOP will likely pick […]

U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade – WSJ

U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade – WSJ. The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues. America […]