Should liberals support an electric car company that’s anti-union?

Should liberals support an electric car company that's anti-union?. From one perspective, Elon Musk is liberals’ dream entrepreneur. He’s a science nerd and a romantic visionary in the progressive firmament of California. He’s the man who not only brought electric cars back from the dead, but made them cool. Tesla, the car company Musk founded, is gearing up for mass-production […]

Editorial: Malevolence and Mayhem in Charlottesville | OUR OPINION | richmond.com

Editorial: Malevolence and Mayhem in Charlottesville | OUR OPINION | richmond.com. It should not have been too much to hope that Charlottesville’s atmosphere of cerebral gentility could withstand the temporary invasion of a backward mob, however cretinous. But even among those who doubted that the demonstration by white supremacists could unfold peacefully, few likely anticipated the horrific scope of the […]

Democrats Move Farther Left, Ignore Obama-Era Party Losses, Trump Lesson | National Review

Democrats Move Farther Left, Ignore Obama-Era Party Losses, Trump Lesson | National Review. by John Fund · August 13, 2017 While left-wing activists were brawling with white supremacists in Charlottesville this weekend, another political battle was taking place in Atlanta. At Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of the nation’s progressive leaders, some Democratic lawmakers declared war against their own party’s […]

Juan Williams: Trump ought to thank Obama | TheHill

Juan Williams: Trump ought to thank Obama | TheHill. Thanks, Obama! That’s the public message President Trump needs to send immediately to his predecessor to thank him for low unemployment and record stock market performance during Trump’s first seven months in the White House. Instead, Trump is busy boasting about a “Trump Bump.” Trump tweeted recently: “Highest stock market EVER, […]

OPINION | Dershowitz: The partisan shoe is on the other foot | TheHill

OPINION | Dershowitz: The partisan shoe is on the other foot | TheHill. Had Hillary Clinton been elected president, Republican partisans would be doing and saying about President Clinton what Democrat partisans are now saying about President Trump. There would be shouts of “Lock her up!” as there were even before the election. There would be efforts to reopen the […]

Hurt and Angry, Charlottesville Tries to Regroup From Violence – The New York Times

Hurt and Angry, Charlottesville Tries to Regroup From Violence – The New York Times. by SHERYL GAY STOLBERG · August 13, 2017 A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday, the day after a white nationalists’ rally devolved into violence. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Sunday strongly defended […]

Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire – POLITICO

Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire – POLITICO. by LAUREN DEZENSKI · August 13, 2017 Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign store has expanded beyond traditional political fare such as buttons, bumper stickers, tote bags and T-shirts to offer a line of products that capitalize on the “Nevertheless, she persisted” meme. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Prayer candles. Action figures. Temporary tattoos. Coloring […]

Why the ACLU defends white nationalists’ right to protest — including in Charlottesville – Vox

Why the ACLU defends white nationalists’ right to protest — including in Charlottesville – Vox. The white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members protesting today in Charlottesville, Virginia, have an unusual ally behind them: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU is defending the protesters’ right to demonstrate at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville at the site of a […]

Charlottesville is Trump’s worst failure

Charlottesville is Trump's worst failure. Nazis and neo-Confederates descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and publicly revel in racial hatred. As one would expect from a celebration of fascism, violence attended every moment of the demonstrations, beginning with a tiki-torch recreation of a NDSAP march through the UVA campus […]

Kathleen Rice’s NRA Comments Show How Democrats May Fail in 2018

Kathleen Rice's NRA Comments Show How Democrats May Fail in 2018. by Noah Rothman · August 11, 2017 The most recent example of this phenomenon in practice comes courtesy of New York’s 4th Congressional District. “I’m just going to say it,” Rep. Kathleen Rice wrote on Thursday. “#NRA & [NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch] are quickly becoming domestic security threats under […]

Will the Blowhard Blow Us Up? – The New York Times

Will the Blowhard Blow Us Up? – The New York Times. by Maureen Dowd · August 12, 2017 President Donald Trump on Thursday. Al Drago for The New York Times WASHINGTON — A couple of chubby brats with big missiles and short fuses. Is nuclear winter coming? Fire and fury, the likes of which the world has never seen, are […]

Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats – Vox

Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats – Vox. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took aim at centrist Democrats on Saturday in front of the one of the largest annual gatherings of progressives in the country. Two days after a new Democratic-aligned superPAC called New Democracy formed to push back against the party’s ascendant left wing, Warren argued that Democrats would […]

Congratulations To Israeli Prime Minister Jared Kushner | HuffPost

Congratulations To Israeli Prime Minister Jared Kushner | HuffPost. If there’s one upside of the impending nuclear war, it’s the hilariously understated New York Times headlines we’ll get about it (“Radioactive Detonations Present New Challenges”). We’re 99 percent certain Senate Republicans have spent more time strategizing how to defend Mitch McConnell than they have coming up with even a moderately […]

Progressive groups fire back after Democratic Party puts out the welcome mat for anti-choice liberals – Salon.com

Progressive groups fire back after Democratic Party puts out the welcome mat for anti-choice liberals – Salon.com. Progressive groups are fighting back by forming a coalition against Democratic leaders willing to fund anti-choice candidates in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Democracy for America issued a statement of principles arguing that a woman’s right to choose is […]

New York Becomes First City to Guarantee Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction – Mother Jones

New York Becomes First City to Guarantee Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction – Mother Jones. by Ashley Dejean GCShutter/Getty Images Randy Dillard is a single parent with five children in the Bronx. In 2013, he became so sick with emphysema he had to be hospitalized for about two months. Upon returning home, Dillard’s landlord served him eviction papers. “That’s when […]

Tom Brokaw: Friends Across Barbed Wire and Politics – The New York Times

Tom Brokaw: Friends Across Barbed Wire and Politics – The New York Times. Cody, Wyo. — This year is the 75th anniversary of one of most shameful acts in American history. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 two months after the Pearl Harbor attack, consigning more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to crudely constructed […]

The ascent of Google employee James Damore to free speech martyr was inevitable.

The ascent of Google employee James Damore to free speech martyr was inevitable.. by Michelle Goldberg · August 8, 2017 The Googleplex in Menlo Park, California, on Nov. 4. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images James Damore, the Google employee fired for circulating an internal memo decrying the company’s gender diversity efforts, is well on his way to becoming a right-wing martyr. Julian […]

Remove Trump From Office Before He Removes Us from Earth

Remove Trump From Office Before He Removes Us from Earth. by Joy-Ann Reid · August 12, 2017 At what point is it fair and necessary to ask if this man, who was handed power by a minority of voters, is fit to wield it? Did Donald Trump really just walk us to the brink of war with North Korea on […]

Firing Jeffrey Lord doesn’t fix CNN’s Jeffrey Lord problem.

Firing Jeffrey Lord doesn’t fix CNN’s Jeffrey Lord problem.. Jeffrey Lord is a political hack and shameless troll who spent the past two years wasting America’s time on CNN as one of the world’s dumbest and most slavishly pro-Trump pundits. He appeared regularly on CNN’s political programming as one of Donald Trump’s chief water-bearers, playing the part so well that […]

Report: the Trump administration is having secret talks with North Korea – Vox

Report: the Trump administration is having secret talks with North Korea – Vox. Publicly, President Trump has been threatening North Korea with “fire and fury” and boasting that “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded.” Behind the scenes, though, his administration has been involved in covert communications with Pyongyang that could help resolve the crisis. According to […]

Trump’s White House Brings Chaos to Black Journalists Conference – Mother Jones

Trump’s White House Brings Chaos to Black Journalists Conference – Mother Jones. by Brandon Ellington Patterson Chris Kleponis/CNP via ZUMA Former Apprentice star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault spoke at the National Association of Black Journalists convention this afternoon—and chaos quickly followed. Hundreds of black journalists from around the country gathered in a ballroom at a hotel in New […]

Life after identity politics

Life after identity politics. If I could magically place a copy of Mark Lilla’s The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics into the hands of every Democratic Party politician, activist, major donor, pollster, and consultant in the country, I would. This slim (141-page) polemic is the rare book that could really make a difference in how people think and […]

U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea

U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea. by Yeganeh Torbati · August 18, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday. “For this threat of North Korea, […]

Tech investor: Time to dump Lenin statue in Seattle

Tech investor: Time to dump Lenin statue in Seattle. As many American cities eliminate Confederate monuments amid a wave of protests, a tech venture capitalist is asking if it’s time to pull down a 16-foot tall statue of communist dictator Vladimir Lenin in a Seattle neighborhood that has become a tech hub, with offices for Google and Adobe and the […]

George Washington University Dean: Trump ‘America’s First Nazi-in-Chief’

George Washington University Dean: Trump 'America's First Nazi-in-Chief'. On Thursday, the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs shared an article written by the school’s Dean, Reuben Brigety, entitled “Donald Trump is a Nazi Sympathizer.” In the article, published by Foreign Policy and promoted by the university, Dean Brigety explicitly calls the President of the United States “America’s first […]

Poll: Most Voters Want Confederate Statues to Remain

Poll: Most Voters Want Confederate Statues to Remain. by Henry Rodgers · August 17, 2017 A new poll released Thursday shows a majority of U.S. voters want Confederate statues to remain where they are. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll asked voters if Confederate statues should remain or be removed. Sixty-two percent of the poll’s participants said the statues should remain. Only […]

Let’s Not Talk about Islam | Homeland Security

Let's Not Talk about Islam | Homeland Security. by Bruce Bawer · August 17, 2017 There’s an old Cole Porter tune called “Let’s Not Talk about Love.” It’s not one of his most delightful works, but it does fall into the ample category of Porter “list” songs. Here’s an excerpt: Let’s talk about frogs, let’s talk about toads, Let’s try […]

The CBO’s Fuzzy Math | The American Spectator

The CBO’s Fuzzy Math | The American Spectator. by Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn · August 17, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office postulates that cutting spending by almost $100 million over the next decade would increase the deficit by about $200 million over the next decade. George W. Bush called that kind of arithmetic “fuzzy math.” The CBO report […]

Piers Morgan vs. The First Amendment, Again | National Review

Piers Morgan vs. The First Amendment, Again | National Review. by Charles C. W. Cooke · August 16, 2017 Piers Morgan is at it again: I understand the purpose very well. I don’t think it should be used to protect Nazis. https://t.co/smPEGEdUNg — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 16, 2017 What these Nazis did in Charlottesville is not free speech. If […]

Media plead ignorance of the ‘alt-left’

Media plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'. Members of the national media are disputing President Trump’s decision to blame the “alt-left” for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months. Trump said in a Tuesday press conference that “both sides” bear some of the blame for the […]

Socialists, Progressives Spending Other People’s Money Are Not Generous | National Review

Socialists, Progressives Spending Other People's Money Are Not Generous | National Review. by Katherine Timpf · August 16, 2017 The popularity of Democratic Socialism is rising, and more and more people are viewing it as a generous, compassionate alternative to “cruelty” of capitalism. As The Week notes, membership in Democratic Socialists of America has more than tripled in the past […]

FBI has ‘reopened’ case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records | Fox News

FBI has 'reopened' case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records | Fox News. The FBI has “reopened” its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News. American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the […]

To Move Our Nation Forward, Lift Up America’s Founding Ideals – Scott Rasmussen

To Move Our Nation Forward, Lift Up America's Founding Ideals – Scott Rasmussen. by Scott Rasmussen In the decade leading up to America’s War for Independence, much of the drama took place in and around Boston. Sam Adams was the ringleader on the colonial side and public enemy number one to the British. He had been thinking about liberty and […]

Israeli General: We Hit Hezbollah Nearly 100 Times – The American Interest

Israeli General: We Hit Hezbollah Nearly 100 Times – The American Interest. by Mark Hammer · August 16, 2017 Every once in a while during the Syrian civil war, a relatively secure sector under regime control will unexpectedly get blown up. Almost inevitably the casualties or apparent target of the blast will be a significant Hezbollah leader or convoy, as […]

NY Times Floats Appeasement Advice From Center for American Progress on North Korea

NY Times Floats Appeasement Advice From Center for American Progress on North Korea. The New York Times on Wednesday allowed the liberal think tank Center for American Progress to dictate foreign policy advice on North Korea, but experts disagree. The Times used Adam Mount, a senior fellow at CAP, as the basis of a news story arguing in favor of […]

Special counsel’s Russia probe loses top FBI investigator – ABC News

Special counsel's Russia probe loses top FBI investigator – ABC News. by ABC News · August 16, 2017 One of the FBI’s top investigators, tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller just weeks ago to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has left Mueller’s team, sources tell ABC News. The recent departure of FBI veteran […]

U.S. Policy in Lebanon Is Now Helping Hezbollah and Iran | The Weekly Standard

U.S. Policy in Lebanon Is Now Helping Hezbollah and Iran | The Weekly Standard. By Matthew R.J. Brodsky The Weekly Standard · August 21, 2017 The U.S. is deploying special forces on the ground in Lebanon to provide training for the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) for missions that partner with Hezbollah—Iran’s most valuable terrorist ally—against ISIS. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon […]

Articles: Thank Carter and Clinton for North Korea’s Nukes

Articles: Thank Carter and Clinton for North Korea's Nukes. by Daniel John Sobieski · August 16, 2017 If there is anything positive about the crisis about North Korea, it is that we don’t have a President Hillary Clinton dealing with it. The wannabe first female president, if you don’t count Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, who orchestrated the disaster in the […]

We Have A Single-Payer System, And It’s Killing Veterans Like Me

We Have A Single-Payer System, And It’s Killing Veterans Like Me. by Jonathan LaForce · August 16, 2017 People keep talking about single-payer health care and universal health care as if somehow such systems are spontaneously going to save all of humankind from some sort of dreaded mass bodily failure. Guess what? The alarmists are full of crap. It’s nothing […]

Trump Disbands Advisory Councils as CEOs Flee

Trump Disbands Advisory Councils as CEOs Flee. by Kyle Stewart · August 16, 2017 President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is disbanding two White House advisory councils following the resignation of several members. That came after chief executives for Merck, Under Armor and Intel announced they all would be leaving the President’s American Manufacturing Council over Trump’s response to the […]

Venezuela Zoo Animals ‘Stolen for Food’ Amid Economic Crisis – The Daily Beast

Venezuela Zoo Animals ‘Stolen for Food’ Amid Economic Crisis – The Daily Beast. Authorities in Venezuela are investigating a spate of recent thefts of zoo animals in a trend thought to be linked to the country’s severe food shortages. “What we presume is that they [were taken] with the intention of eating them,” Luis Morales, an official for the Zulia […]

Setup? Man behind white-supremacist rally supported Obama

Setup? Man behind white-supremacist rally supported Obama. The organizer of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was until recently a Barack Obama supporter and was also a member of the leftist radical Occupy Wall Street Movement, according to a report from a hard-left activist group. The details from his recent past have many in the blogosphere and on social media […]

NFL Commissioner: ‘Respect Those Rights’ of Players Protesting National Anthem

NFL Commissioner: 'Respect Those Rights' of Players Protesting National Anthem. National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell says that “we want to respect” the “rights” of players to protest the national anthem before games. On Monday, after players protested the national anthem at games over the weekend – one by sitting and eating a banana while the anthem played – […]

How House Conservatives Plan to Revive Obamacare Repeal, and Why It Could Work

How House Conservatives Plan to Revive Obamacare Repeal, and Why It Could Work. by Rachel del Guidice · August 16, 2017 It’s time to “put the screws” to Republican lawmakers who promised to repeal Obamacare, one House member says, and that’s why he supports reviving a successful 2015 attempt to get rid of the health care law. “We certainly can’t […]

The CBO’s Fuzzy Math | The American Spectator

The CBO’s Fuzzy Math | The American Spectator. by Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn · August 17, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office postulates that cutting spending by almost $100 million over the next decade would increase the deficit by about $200 million over the next decade. George W. Bush called that kind of arithmetic “fuzzy math.” The CBO report […]

Donald Trump Unambiguously Condemns…Amazon – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Donald Trump Unambiguously Condemns…Amazon – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Katherine Mangu-Ward · August 16, 2017 President Donald Trump woke up this morning and decided to tweet about how much he dislikes a major American corporation. Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being […]

The ever-rising deadly toll of Europe’s insane migrant policy | New York Post

The ever-rising deadly toll of Europe’s insane migrant policy | New York Post. by Nicole Gelinas · August 14, 2017 The numbers are horrifying: 2,408 people dead in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in North Africa; 35 dead in Europe. A rash of horrific terrorist attacks this year? No, just Europe’s policy — or lack thereof — toward immigrants, and its […]

Destroying Confederate Statues: What’s End Point? Washington Monument? | National Review

Destroying Confederate Statues: What’s End Point? Washington Monument? | National Review. by Kyle Smith · August 15, 2017 The orgiastic glee with which protesters tore down, then beat up, a century-old monument to a generic Confederate soldier in Durham, N.C., this week was alarming. The mob seemed to have lost control of itself. Who wears out his foot kicking a […]

Bannon increasingly isolated as Kelly takes command; GOP allies defend McMaster | Fox News

Bannon increasingly isolated as Kelly takes command; GOP allies defend McMaster | Fox News. by Serafin Gómez President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has become increasingly isolated inside the White House following the ascension of John Kelly as chief of staff, sources inside the White House and outside advisers tell Fox News. Bannon, the flame-throwing former executive chairman of Breitbart […]