Why Omarosa’s attack on Kelly could backfire – POLITICO

Why Omarosa’s attack on Kelly could backfire – POLITICO. by Eliana Johnson · August 12, 2018 Recording a conversation in the Situation Room was a potential security breach in a room that’s meant to be one of the most locked-down in Washington. “You have to have your own back, because otherwise you’ll look back and see 17 knives in your […]

Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally

Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally. by Kelly Weill · August 12, 2018 Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters, White Nationalists Sneak Out of Their Own D.C. Rally Jason Kessler planned the Charlottesville hate march. Exactly one year later, he and a dozen supporters got run out of the nation’s capital. Chip Somodevilla/Getty […]

Rep. Keith Ellison Denies Domestic Abuse Accusations | HuffPost

Rep. Keith Ellison Denies Domestic Abuse Accusations | HuffPost. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Sunday denied that he assaulted an ex-girlfriend, as alleged by the woman’s son in a viral Facebook post a day earlier. “Karen and I were in a long-term relationship which ended in 2016, and I still care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison said in a statement […]

114 Wildfires Are Scorching an Area Larger Than Delaware – Mother Jones

114 Wildfires Are Scorching an Area Larger Than Delaware – Mother Jones. As of Friday, there were 114 total wildfires across the country, consuming a combined area larger than the state of Delaware. To fight the blazes, 29,000 people have been deployed with an arsenal of 200 helicopters and 1,800 engines, according to the US Forest Service. California is on […]

The future of sustainable food may be halal

The future of sustainable food may be halal. When Muslims from India and Pakistan began arriving in the U.K. in large numbers in the 1960s, they imported two anxieties common to immigrants: what to eat, and where to pray. The new foreigners, usually men, sought places of worship and a dependable supply of nutrition associated with their homelands. This included […]

Opinion | The Outrage Over Sarah Jeong – The New York Times

Opinion | The Outrage Over Sarah Jeong – The New York Times. by Bret Stephens · August 9, 2018 In March, a liberal furor erupted when The Atlantic magazine briefly hired Kevin Williamson, a conservative writer with National Review. Several years earlier, Williamson had written a short tweet in which he seemed to suggest that women who obtain abortions should […]

The Fight for Purity in Michigan and the Democratic Party | The New Yorker

The Fight for Purity in Michigan and the Democratic Party | The New Yorker. by Benjamin Wallace-Wells · August 10, 2018 Gretchen Whitmer, the leading Democratic candidate in Michigan’s gubernatorial race, found herself being attacked for shadowy corporate ties by a group that itself left no trace. Photograph by Ali Lapetina / The Washington Post / Getty Gretchen Whitmer, who, […]

Is Robert Mueller Running Out Of Time In The Russia Investigation? : NPR

Is Robert Mueller Running Out Of Time In The Russia Investigation? : NPR. by Philip Ewing · August 11, 2018 Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller may be running out of space to maneuver — or he may not. But the White House is calibrating its strategy as though a clock is ticking. Alex Wong/Associated Press This week in the […]

Rashida Tlaib Is the Left’s Way Forward – POLITICO Magazine

Rashida Tlaib Is the Left's Way Forward – POLITICO Magazine. She wasn’t the flashiest candidate in Tuesday’s primaries, but her steady, unapologetic progressivism is the movement’s future. The left—particularly the new-school, say-it-loud-and-say-it-proud democratic socialist left inspired by Bernie Sanders’ 2016 primary run—has a tendency toward maximalism. And it’s only natural: The progressive project, as both its subscribers and Fox News […]

The DCCC Goes ‘Begging’, Again and Again and Again

The DCCC Goes ‘Begging’, Again and Again and Again. by Eleanor Clift · August 11, 2018 opinion As the party’s campaign apparatus asks, and asks, and asks for more money, some Democrats have had about enough. opinion Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast A Democrat of six decades standing, you’d think Roger Williams, a retired journalist, would welcome emails […]

Democratic National Committee Backtracks On Its Ban Of Fossil Fuel Donations | HuffPost

Democratic National Committee Backtracks On Its Ban Of Fossil Fuel Donations | HuffPost. The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations. The resolution introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees.” It […]

The left is just getting started

The left is just getting started. The great struggle between the left and the center for control of the Democratic Party went another round on Tuesday. Several prominent Bernie Sanders-style Democrats, like Abdul El-Sayed in the gubernatorial race in Michigan, and Brent Welder in the primary for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, went down to defeat, despite receiving a lot of […]

Opinion | Turkey’s Downward Spiral – The New York Times

Opinion | Turkey’s Downward Spiral – The New York Times. by The Editorial Board · August 10, 2018 Not long ago it would have seemed unthinkable to add Turkey to the list of countries — including North Korea, Iran and Russia — that the United States had sanctioned for unscrupulous behavior. As a NATO ally, Turkey has a mutual defense […]

Opinion | Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S. – The New York Times

Opinion | Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S. – The New York Times. by Recep Tayyip Erdogan · August 10, 2018 ANKARA — For the past six decades, Turkey and the United States have been strategic partners and NATO allies. Our two countries stood shoulder to shoulder against common challenges during the Cold War and in its […]

Trump Made Socialism Great Again – The Atlantic

Trump Made Socialism Great Again – The Atlantic. The election of Trump—and the populist upsurge he helped encourage—has confirmed that politics is no longer the art of the possible, but the improbable. If Trump can win the highest office in the land, then why can’t the rest of us run for something, too? Why shouldn’t a 33-year old Egyptian-American named […]

Democratic National Committee Backtracks On Its Ban Of Fossil Fuel Donations | HuffPost

Democratic National Committee Backtracks On Its Ban Of Fossil Fuel Donations | HuffPost. The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations, HuffPost has learned. The proposal introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations […]

Puerto Rico Finally Admits It Wildly Underestimated Hurricane Maria Death Toll – Mother Jones

Puerto Rico Finally Admits It Wildly Underestimated Hurricane Maria Death Toll – Mother Jones. This morning, the Puerto Rican government finally admitted that its official death toll for Hurricane Maria was a wild underestimate. A new government report calculates that the island suffered 1,427 deaths from the storm and its aftermath. Shortly after the hurricane, officials put the death toll […]

The challenge of tagging Republicans as ‘corrupt’ in 2018 – POLITICO

The challenge of tagging Republicans as 'corrupt' in 2018 – POLITICO. by Heather Caygle · August 9, 2018 House Democrats want to reprise their 2006 strategy of painting the GOP as deeply unethical, but the public has been desensitized to outrage. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a letter to House Democrats urged them to use the August recess to […]

Malcolm Jenkins, Kenny Stills, and others protest during anthem as 2018 preseason kicks off.

Malcolm Jenkins, Kenny Stills, and others protest during anthem as 2018 preseason kicks off.. Outspoken safety Malcolm Jenkins restarted his protest movement on Thursday by raising a fist during the national anthem ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason opener, answering the question of whether players would continue their social justice protests despite increased pressure from the league to stand down. […]

California is using prison labor to fight its record wildfires – Vox

California is using prison labor to fight its record wildfires – Vox. California is suffering record-breaking wildfires as the Mendocino Complex, Carr, and Ferguson fires continue. But to combat the flames, the state is turning to a controversial practice: prison labor. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently boasted about the use of prison labor for firefighting on […]

The Oscars’ insulting new award

The Oscars' insulting new award. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it will debut a new category at the 91st Oscars: the award for “outstanding achievement in popular film.” The decision was immediately laughable — the Oscars are not exactly a bastion of artistic achievement to begin with — but it’s also insulting to any blockbusters […]

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination will backfire on conservatives if he’s confirmed.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination will backfire on conservatives if he’s confirmed.. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court triggered immediate fear among most liberals and progressives. There’s the likelihood that Kavanaugh would supply the fifth vote to overturn or dismantle Roe v. Wade. There are his very strong pro-business and anti-labor rulings. And of course, there’s Kavanaugh’s extensive writings critical […]

New York City Council passes laws to limit Uber drivers and increase pay rates – Vox

New York City Council passes laws to limit Uber drivers and increase pay rates – Vox. by Alexia Fernández Campbell · August 8, 2018 For-hire drivers and their supporters rally in New York City on August 6, 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images New York City is cracking down on Uber and other app-based ride-hailing services that have clogged the city with […]

Former Bush Aide: Trump’s ‘Loopy Ways’ Put Him At Massive Risk In A Mueller Sit-Down | HuffPost

Former Bush Aide: Trump’s ‘Loopy Ways’ Put Him At Massive Risk In A Mueller Sit-Down | HuffPost. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said Wednesday that an interview between President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller would be “calamitous” due to the president’s “loopy ways” of talking. “There’s a massive amount of risk,” Fleischer, who served in the […]

Trump capital gains tax plan would help rich, hurt America: Ron Wyden

Trump capital gains tax plan would help rich, hurt America: Ron Wyden. by Ron Wyden The Trump administration is weighing bypassing Congress to give the rich more tax breaks instead of protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. An IRS tax form (Photo: Jenny Kane/AP) News broke last week that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his department are considering a massive, […]

Opinion | A Nail-Biter in Ohio Is a Democratic Triumph – The New York Times

Opinion | A Nail-Biter in Ohio Is a Democratic Triumph – The New York Times. by Frank Bruni · August 8, 2018 A special election this near to the November midterms isn’t solely or even primarily about who won and lost. It’s about which candidate — and thus which party — beat the spread. It’s a crystal ball with a […]

Trump says press is the enemy, but without it, corruption abounds

Trump says press is the enemy, but without it, corruption abounds. by Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press President Donald Trump called many media outlets ‘the enemy of the American people.’ But here’s what history might look like without the press. President Donald Trump attends a rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla. (Photo: AP) “The people … […]

Brennan ‘puppet master’ of scheme to spy on Trump

Brennan ‘puppet master’ of scheme to spy on Trump. Following the claim by Rudy Giuliani that former CIA Director John Brennan was the “quarterback” orchestrating a scheme by the Obama administration to spy on the Trump campaign, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino provided more details. “You understand that John Brennan was the puppet master of the entire scheme to […]

Iran’s Economy Can’t be Shielded from U.S. Sanctions | The National Interest

Iran's Economy Can't be Shielded from U.S. Sanctions | The National Interest. by James Phillips · August 16, 2018 EU efforts to protect Iran from U.S. sanctions are doomed to fail, but could help undermine the effectiveness of sanctions. The EU is trying to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by assembling a package of economic incentives to induce Iran to […]

Muslim Man Sentenced to Death for ‘Honor Killings’ in Texas

Muslim Man Sentenced to Death for 'Honor Killings' in Texas. A Muslim man who immigrated from Jordan to the United States was found guilty of participating in an “honor killing” plot — including a plan to kill his own daughter for converting to Christianity — and was sentenced to death by a jury in Houston on Tuesday. Although the “honor […]

Grotesque Grand Jury Report on Abusive Priests: Questions and Answers | Rule of Law

Grotesque Grand Jury Report on Abusive Priests: Questions and Answers | Rule of Law. by J. Christian Adams · August 16, 2018 A new Pennsylvania grand jury report runs 1,356 pages and contains details of twisted priests and their wicked assaults on children in six separate Catholic dioceses spanning decades. Having gone to Catholic school in the Greensburg diocese, I […]

Did Trump Really Save America From Socialism?The American Spectator

Did Trump Really Save America From Socialism?The American Spectator. by Steve Baldwin · August 16, 2018 With the appearance of Death of a Nation, the must-see film by Dinesh D’Souza, a debate has begun as to the role Donald Trump plays in American history. D’Souza argues persuasively that Trump has saved America from socialism while the left and Never-Trumpers insist […]

#MeToo Activists Are Awfully Quiet About The Abuse Allegations Against Keith Ellison | The Daily Caller

#MeToo Activists Are Awfully Quiet About The Abuse Allegations Against Keith Ellison | The Daily Caller. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is facing accusations that he abused his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, a liberal activist for Sierra club. Ellison just won the Minnesota Democratic primary election for attorney general on Tuesday, this despite the claims made against him. Ellison is denying the […]

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon. Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed in Geneva on Tuesday. Yleem Poblete, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance, made the accusation in a speech declaring Moscow […]

Colorado Defies SCOTUS, Doubles Down on Jack Phillips | National Review

Colorado Defies SCOTUS, Doubles Down on Jack Phillips | National Review. The state finds ‘probable cause’ that Jack Phillips violated the civil rights of someone who has been persistently trolling him with orders for provocative cakes. Even after a 7–2 Supreme Court decision protecting Colorado custom baker Jack Phillips from overt religious discrimination, the state is doubling down. It’s participating […]

The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice

The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice. The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople” and expressed hatred for males. Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets […]

With a quarter million comments in, EPA set to move on contentious ‘secret science’ rule

With a quarter million comments in, EPA set to move on contentious 'secret science' rule. by John Siciliano · August 16, 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency is set to take a big step forward Thursday toward implementing a contentious “secret science” rule, a move that critics fear will undermine the scientific process in favor of cherry-picking research that supports specific […]

Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America ‘was never that great’ | Fox News

Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America 'was never that great' | Fox News. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.” The Democratic star made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump’s “Make […]

Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion

Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion. by Ishmael Jones · August 15, 2018 The FBI is being held accountable for its role in spy operations against the Trump campaign. John Brennan’s CIA should be held accountable as well. An editorial by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2018 recommends an investigation of the CIA’s involvement in […]

How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate

How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate. by Margot Cleveland · August 15, 2018 Investigative reporter John Solomon broke news last week of texts and emails between former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and Trump dossier author Christopher Steele regarding the Russia investigation, and revealed the content of notes Ohr took during a December meeting with […]

Democrats Continue Camera Shy Ways With Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats Continue Camera Shy Ways With Brett Kavanaugh. Democratic senators have, at least from Republican states, started meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but they are mostly avoiding the press when doing so. With senators back in town, meetings with President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court resumed Wednesday, with a pair of Democrats on the agenda. But […]

Prosecutor: Priests ‘weaponized’ the faith to abuse kids

Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids. Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state’s top prosecutor called the “weaponization of faith.” An 884-page report on the statewide grand jury’s investigation, released Tuesday, detailed […]

Judge: Prosecutors biased against religion of alleged jihad plotters

Judge: Prosecutors biased against religion of alleged jihad plotters. Five Muslim defendants were in court Aug. 13, 2018, in Taos, New Mexico, accused of abusing 11 children and training them for school shootings. The judge who ordered the release on a $20,000 signature bond of five Muslim defendants accused of abusing children and training them to shoot schoolteachers charged prosecutors […]

North Korea Can Keep Its Nukes—But Only Under This Condition | The National Interest

North Korea Can Keep Its Nukes—But Only Under This Condition | The National Interest. by Grant Newsham · August 14, 2018 Before President Donald Trump met Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June, even the optimists were skeptical about North Korean intentions. Six weeks later, it’s hard to even find an optimist—especially after Secretary of State Pompeo’s recent meetings in Pyongyang. […]

Colorado ‘On a Crusade to Crush’ Masterpiece Cakeshop, New Lawsuit Says

Colorado 'On a Crusade to Crush' Masterpiece Cakeshop, New Lawsuit Says. Liberal activists continue their campaign against Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakeshop, despite a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that sided with Christian baker Jack Phillips. On Wednesday, The Alliance Defending Freedom said it has sued the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for ignoring the Supeme Court ruling: According to ADF: […]

Trump Yanks John Brennan’s Security Clearance, Considers Revoking Others

Trump Yanks John Brennan’s Security Clearance, Considers Revoking Others. President Donald Trump has stripped former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance, blocking a harsh critic’s continued access to classified information granted to certain former government employees. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement from Trump to reporters during the daily briefing Wednesday. The statement, citing […]

San Francisco Launches Poop Patrol Squadron to Deal with Feces in Streets | Trending

San Francisco Launches Poop Patrol Squadron to Deal with Feces in Streets | Trending. by Chris Queen · August 15, 2018 San Francisco has a real problem. In fact, you could say that it stinks. That problem is that there’s too much feces on the sidewalks in San Francisco. The city has fielded about 15,000 calls regarding turds on the […]

Will Trump Be Impeached for Obamacare ‘Sabotage’?The American Spectator

Will Trump Be Impeached for Obamacare ‘Sabotage’?The American Spectator. by David Catron · August 16, 2018 Despite attempts by their leadership to tamp down pre-midterm impeachment talk, the Democrats are clearly anxious to remove President Trump from office if the voters are crazy enough to grant them a majority in the House this fall. The only question involves the pretext […]

Russian Collusion Investigation: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

Russian Collusion Investigation: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along. It’s beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn’t Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump. X That’s the stunning […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is crashing and burning — fast – Washington Times

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is crashing and burning — fast – Washington Times. Until just weeks ago, Hillary Clinton was the face of the Democratic Party. She was quoted ad nauseam in liberal publications, appeared regularly on MSM shows and newscasts, and, as the last Democratic nominee for president, was held up as a righteous woman wronged by the horribly wrong system […]

First Transgender Nominee For Governor Thinks ‘Radicalized Christians’ Are A Problem | The Daily Caller

First Transgender Nominee For Governor Thinks ‘Radicalized Christians’ Are A Problem | The Daily Caller. Christine Hallquist, the country’s first major party transgender candidate as the newly minted Democratic nominee for the governorship of Vermont, once tweeted an insinuation that “radicalized Christians” are a problem that Americans currently “tolerate.” “And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted in June 2017 […]

DNC Reviewing ‘Disturbing’ Allegations of Keith Ellison’s Domestic Abuse

DNC Reviewing ‘Disturbing’ Allegations of Keith Ellison’s Domestic Abuse. The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday it is reviewing charges of domestic abuse made against its deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), who is on the ballot in Tuesday’s Minnesota Attorney General primary election. The DNC told NPR it is reviewing allegations Ellison emotionally and physically abused former girlfriend Karan […]

Deflation of the Academic Brand: Elite Degrees Worth Less & Less | National Review

Deflation of the Academic Brand: Elite Degrees Worth Less & Less | National Review. When self-professed experts are wrong over and over, for decades, what’s the value of a university degree? Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped […]

Turkey’s Hostages: Erdogan Must Release Pastor Andrew Brunson, Others | National Review

Turkey’s Hostages: Erdogan Must Release Pastor Andrew Brunson, Others | National Review. It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice. The Trump administration has been trying to get back a Christian pastor detained in Turkey since October 2016, and when a possible deal at the sidelines of the […]