Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first day on the bench was disturbingly normal.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first day on the bench was disturbingly normal.. On Monday night, Donald Trump led the entire U.S. Supreme Court into an ambush. At a ceremonial swearing-in for Trump’s latest appointee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the president launched into a political diatribe that made a majority of the court visibly uncomfortable. “On behalf of our nation,” Trump […]

Republicans ruthless on Kavanaugh: fighting dirty isn’t the problem – Vox

Republicans ruthless on Kavanaugh: fighting dirty isn’t the problem – Vox. A strange explanation for Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court emerged soon after the Senate confirmed him. Kavanaugh, the argument goes, didn’t get through because Republicans had the votes; he got through because Democrats weren’t tough enough to stop him. Very smart piece by @harrispolitico on the Dems’ […]

What Democrats must do

What Democrats must do. Four weeks out from the midterm elections, every Democrat, Democratic-leaning independent, and opponent of President Trump and the GOP needs to learn a very simple civics lesson. Protesting with likeminded partisans may feel good. Angrily pounding on the door of the Supreme Court may bring a moment or two of satisfaction. Swearing up a storm on […]

Dems Gain On Generic Ballot In Post-Kavanaugh CNN Poll, Contradicting Other Surveys – Talking Points Memo

Dems Gain On Generic Ballot In Post-Kavanaugh CNN Poll, Contradicting Other Surveys – Talking Points Memo. by Cameron Joseph House Democrats’ lead in the generic congressional ballot has slightly increased in the wake of the bombshell hearing for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a newly released survey from CNN — numbers that conflict with some other recent polling […]

Red State Democrats Can Do Better Than Joe Manchin

Red State Democrats Can Do Better Than Joe Manchin. by Sarah Jones · October 8, 2018 Do red state Democrats really need to settle for such conservative candidates? Photo: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images Last Friday Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, separated himself not just from his party’s liberal flank, but from other conservative Democrats when he […]

Opinion | Praying for Jamal Khashoggi – The New York Times

Opinion | Praying for Jamal Khashoggi – The New York Times. by Thomas L. Friedman · October 8, 2018 Praying for Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia stands accused of killing him. If it did, it will be a disaster for the regime of Mohammed bin Salman. Opinion Columnist Members of a Turkish-Arab journalists association holding posters of Jamal Khashoggi at a […]

Trumpism is winning, and that’s terrifying (opinion) – CNN

Trumpism is winning, and that's terrifying (opinion) – CNN. (CNN)To many, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court is not just a victory for President Donald Trump, but for Trumpism at large. And it is this fact that unsettles so much of the nation. Trump’s presidency is marked not by political ideology but by personality. As former Secretary of […]

Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times? – POLITICO Magazine

Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times? – POLITICO Magazine. A first cousin of the president kept a trove of financial records that appears to have provided evidence for a major investigation of the Trump family business. Nearly 8,000 words into its exhaustive investigation of the elaborate and allegedly illegal schemes by which Donald […]

GOP Senate nominee calls #MeToo a “movement toward victimization” – Vox

GOP Senate nominee calls #MeToo a “movement toward victimization” – Vox. Only a day after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a deeply divided vote, Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee looking to unseat North Dakota’s vulnerable Democratic incumbent in the Senate, said #MeToo is a “movement toward victimization.” In an interview with the New York Times, […]

Rep. Paul Ryan Says GOP Base ‘Activated’ By Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh | HuffPost

Rep. Paul Ryan Says GOP Base 'Activated' By Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh | HuffPost. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday said he believed the Republican base had been “activated” and “animated” by the national debate surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “The Republican base is very much activated. I think the Democratic base was already there,” Ryan […]

Democrats Fear They’re the Wet Rag Party – POLITICO Magazine

Democrats Fear They’re the Wet Rag Party – POLITICO Magazine. Kavanaugh’s victory leaves many on the left saying it’s time to get mad—and even. Al Franken is a long-time liberal warrior accused of predatory sexual behavior who is now licking his wounds in exile. Brett Kavanaugh is a long-time conservative warrior accused of predatory sexual behavior who is now licking […]

Why the Democratic Party has to “fight dirty” if they want to beat the Republicans – Vox

Why the Democratic Party has to “fight dirty” if they want to beat the Republicans – Vox. In September 2016, an anonymous conservative writer published an essay called “The Flight 93 Election.” The title was a reference to the one hijacked flight on 9/11 that didn’t reach its destination because passengers overwhelmed the hijackers and brought the plane down. The […]

Mitch McConnell Just Called the Democrats’ Opposition to Kavanaugh “a Great Political Gift” – Mother Jones

Mitch McConnell Just Called the Democrats’ Opposition to Kavanaugh “a Great Political Gift” – Mother Jones. In advance of the Saturday’s Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told the Washington Post he was grateful for the opposition to Kavanaugh from Democratic senators and protesters. “It’s been a great political gift for us. […]

The GOP will rue the Kavanaugh confirmation

The GOP will rue the Kavanaugh confirmation. On Saturday, the Senate voted narrowly to destroy the Supreme Court of the United States by confirming the profoundly compromised and nakedly partisan Judge Brett Kavanaugh with a 50-48 vote. The drama, such as it was, really ended by mid-afternoon Friday as the critical senator announced in an incredibly long and self-aggrandizing floor […]

Exposed as a Phony Businessman, Trump’s Winning as President `

Exposed as a Phony Businessman, Trump’s Winning as President `. by Matt Lewis · October 7, 2018 The bombshell report cleared up any doubt: Donald Trump is much worse at business than advertised—his whole fortune was more or less illicitly handed to him by his father, Fred. However, we also learned this week that Trump is a much more effective […]

Can Democrats Realistically Impeach Brett Kavanaugh? – Mother Jones

Can Democrats Realistically Impeach Brett Kavanaugh? – Mother Jones. by Stephanie Mencimer Protesters demonstrate against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court on October 3.Win McNamee/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. With Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh likely to be confirmed this weekend, Democrats have raised the possibility that they will […]

Opinion | The High Court Brought Low – The New York Times

Opinion | The High Court Brought Low – The New York Times. So what now? The degrading spectacle of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process is behind us; the degrading era of his service on the Supreme Court lies ahead. If senators vote as expected on Saturday, Judge Kavanaugh, with a razor-thin victory on an almost strict party-line Senate vote, will […]

If Dems Lose Again, Obama’s Legacy Is Gone Forever

If Dems Lose Again, Obama’s Legacy Is Gone Forever. It’s one of this autumn’s pleasant surprises. Two years after Donald Trump’s election as president and 10 years after his own, Barack Obama is gracefully re-entering our consciousness, reminding us of what we have lost and may yet recover. The contrast between Obama and Trump—decent vs. despicable; incisive vs. ignorant; honest […]

Susan Collins speech: a defense of Brett Kavanaugh that goes beyond reason.

Susan Collins speech: a defense of Brett Kavanaugh that goes beyond reason.. On July 10, one day after President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, reporters in the Capitol were trying to suss out Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ impressions of the judge. One asked if she was concerned that Kavanaugh might gut the Affordable Care Act’s protections for […]

Brett Kavanaugh: What happens to Roe v. Wade now – Vox

Brett Kavanaugh: What happens to Roe v. Wade now – Vox. Now that Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh has the votes to be confirmed by the US Senate, there is likely a 5-4 majority on the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade (depending on how Chief Justice John Roberts votes — more on him here and below). Kavanaugh has, for […]

Susan Collins Triggers $2 Million In Pledges To 2020 Opponent With Kavanaugh Vote | HuffPost

Susan Collins Triggers $2 Million In Pledges To 2020 Opponent With Kavanaugh Vote | HuffPost. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Friday that she will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, all but certainly sealing his confirmation. But the decision could hurt her re-election campaign. A group of progressive activist groups, hoping to push Collins to vote against Kavanaugh, launched a […]

Vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh – The Washington Post

Vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh – The Washington Post. AS SENATORS prepare to vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, they, and the rest of the country, must wonder: Which Brett M. Kavanaugh are they evaluating? Is it the steady, conservative jurist he was reputed to be before his confirmation saga? Or is it a partisan operative harboring […]

Opinion | A Supreme Violation – The New York Times

Opinion | A Supreme Violation – The New York Times. In the end, it didn’t really matter how many women begged them not to do this, how many times women said slow down, stop, please, no. As of this writing, it seems inevitable that Republicans in the Senate are going to shove Brett Kavanaugh down our throats. According to polls, […]

If You Dare Accuse a ‘Good’ Man, Republicans Will Put You on Trial

If You Dare Accuse a ‘Good’ Man, Republicans Will Put You on Trial. by Margaret Carlson · October 4, 2018 How do you know that white male privilege survives the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the wrenching Brett Kavanaugh hearings? Here’s how: It’s when the backlash occurs simultaneously with the frontlash; when, after a moment of worrying about […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudis preparing to admit that journalist was killed, sources say – CNN

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudis preparing to admit that journalist was killed, sources say – CNN. The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources. One source says the report will likely […]

A Tragic Tale: Instant Gratification and the Great Recession

A Tragic Tale: Instant Gratification and the Great Recession. by Chris Talgo and Emma Kaden · October 16, 2018 As the popular saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20.” Hence, ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, it’s time to look back and reconsider the story you’ve been told of the “Great Recession.” According to legend, the Great Recession was wrought by […]

Cherokee Nation: Warren’s use of DNA test ‘inappropriate,’ ‘wrong’ | TheHill

Cherokee Nation: Warren's use of DNA test 'inappropriate,' 'wrong' | TheHill. by Alexander Bolton · October 15, 2018 The Cherokee Nation on Monday afternoon called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for attempting to claim Native American heritage by releasing the results of a DNA test. The test, conducted by a Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante, showed that Warren has a […]

Breaking the Midterm Mode: Both Parties Make it About Trump

Breaking the Midterm Mode: Both Parties Make it About Trump. by Stuart Rothenberg · October 15, 2018 ANALYSIS — For decades, the rule of thumb for campaigns during midterm elections has been the same: When the president is popular, the president’s party tries to nationalize the election, and the opposition attempts to localize it. On the other hand, when the […]

Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after ‘Democrat’ jab | Reuters

Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab | Reuters. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as “sort of a Democrat” who could leave the administration. Mattis, speaking to reporters before landing in Vietnam on Tuesday, said he […]

Cherokees: Warren ‘wrong’ to claim Native American heritage

Cherokees: Warren ‘wrong’ to claim Native American heritage. The Cherokee Nation on Monday issued a statement in response to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim to have had a DNA test that shows her with a fractionally small Native American heritage. She’s used that claim in her job-application processes during her career, and Harvard even touted her as a minority faculty […]

Is Trump’s Iran Policy Meant to Start a War? | The National Interest

Is Trump’s Iran Policy Meant to Start a War? | The National Interest. by Trita Parsi · October 15, 2018 Much indicates that the likely murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be transformative for Saudi-U.S. relations. But whether it will affect the one issue where Saudi pressure on the United States was the greatest—Iran—is unclear. The Iran strategy favored […]

California DMV Improperly Registered License Applicants, Including Aliens, to Vote

California DMV Improperly Registered License Applicants, Including Aliens, to Vote. As many readers know, thanks to the National Voter Registration Act, the federal motor-voter law, applicants who apply for driver’s licenses can also conveniently be registered to vote at the same time. It’s one of those excellent-in-concept/flawed-in-execution kinds of law that Congress is so good at passing. The law is […]

Elizabeth Warren Asks $1 Million From Trump for Tiny Indian Heritage

Elizabeth Warren Asks $1 Million From Trump for Tiny Indian Heritage. by Evie Fordham · October 15, 2018 Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., touting a DNA test Monday that revealed she has a tiny amount of American Indian ancestry, reminded President Donald Trump of the $1 million he talked about giving to charity if she were to present proof of such […]

Red Guards Austin Puts Severed Pigs Heads in Front of Campaign Offices

Red Guards Austin Puts Severed Pigs Heads in Front of Campaign Offices. by Debra Heine · October 15, 2018 Maoist revolutionaries across the country are demanding violent revolts on Election Day to protest what they call a “bourgeois farce,” according to their recent posts on social media. As Far Left Watch reports, the Red Guards of Austin escalated its war […]

Congressman Tries to Zap Electric Car CreditsThe American Spectator

Congressman Tries to Zap Electric Car CreditsThe American Spectator. by Johnny Kampis · October 16, 2018 Zap. That’s the sound of the majority of taxpayers being shocked at the tax credits that electric car buyers continue to receive — a credit that may be extended as part of a tax-extenders package during the lame-duck session of Congress. The policy began […]

The Messy Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Trade War – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The Messy Unintended Consequences of Trump's Trade War – Hit & Run : Reason.com. In an interview that aired on 60 Minutes Sunday night, President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that America would “win” the trade war—er, battle…or skirmish—that his administration launched earlier this year. The truth is that trade wars are much more complex than Trump’s simplistic win-or-lose mentality […]

Republican governors need to preach fiscal conservatism

Republican governors need to preach fiscal conservatism. by Washington Examiner · October 14, 2018 The curious circumstance of politicians is that their fate depends on the opinions of the public, while simultaneously, their actions and words shape the opinions of the public. Some politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are reeds in the wind who let their votes sway […]

Editorial: Why the U.S. remains a civil union | OUR OPINION | richmond.com

Editorial: Why the U.S. remains a civil union | OUR OPINION | richmond.com. Richmonders shouldn’t need reminding what a civil war means and how long, if ever, for wounds to be sufficiently healed that people can put such an eruption behind them. We’re still suffering from the last one, some much more than others. We continue to argue about the […]

Leftists could cause racial shift among Democrats | Boston Herald

Leftists could cause racial shift among Democrats | Boston Herald. by Star Parker With nerves still raw from the wrenching confirmation process of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, speculation whirls regarding what the political implications will be. Worth considering is where the racial lines will be drawn. Among the more aggressive voices from the Democratic side of the […]

SFFA v. Havard: Racial Preference Trial Could End Up at Supreme Court

SFFA v. Havard: Racial Preference Trial Could End Up at Supreme Court. by Robert Spencer / Getty · October 12, 2018 The discrimination lawsuit against Harvard College that goes to trial in federal court on October 15 may well put a momentous choice before the Supreme Court, and the country, within the next few years. Should the Court allow racial […]

Who and What Threaten the Constitution? – American Greatness

Who and What Threaten the Constitution? – American Greatness. by Victor Davis Hanson · October 15, 2018 Donald Trump on occasion can talk recklessly. He is certainly trying to “fundamentally transform” the United States in exactly the opposite direction from which Barack Obama promised to do the same sort of massive recalibration. According to polls (such as they are), half […]

I’m now a Republican because extreme left is out of control: Joy Villa

I'm now a Republican because extreme left is out of control: Joy Villa. USA Today · by Joy Villa, Opinion contributor I’m a public figure and new Republican. I’m going to take my energy where it counts: the polls. You should, too, whether you share my views or not. Joy Villa at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center […]

Why liberals are ganging up on Kanye West

Why liberals are ganging up on Kanye West. by Michael Goodwin · October 14, 2018 In the beginning, it was safe to ignore Kanye West and his growing bromance with President Trump. After all, West is a performer, which makes it easy to discount his political talk, and he is married to a Kardashian, which, well, enough said. But recent […]

Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women’s Cycling | The Daily Caller

Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women’s Cycling | The Daily Caller. A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. McKinnon, representing Canada, […]

MSNBC Legal Analyst: Trump’s Concern About Evangelical Pastor Brunson ‘Purely Political’

MSNBC Legal Analyst: Trump’s Concern About Evangelical Pastor Brunson ‘Purely Political’. MSNBC legal analyst Nick Ackerman said Sunday pastor Andrew Brunson is not “still a resident of North Carolina” and Trump’s concern about his imprisonment in Turkey was “purely political.” Brunson was imprisoned on terrorism charges but U.S. officials demanded his release, and Brunson and his wife, who had been […]

Eric Holder & Michelle Obama: Democratic Party Needs Real Leaders Again | National Review

Eric Holder & Michelle Obama: Democratic Party Needs Real Leaders Again | National Review. In a better time, we would be talking not about Eric Holder but about real Democratic leaders. ‘When they go low” . . . that’s where they are sure to find Eric Holder. Sometimes, the former attorney general is excusing hard-Left, unrepentant, anti-American FALN separatists by […]

Seven Key Reasons Republicans Are Trending Up For The Midterms

Seven Key Reasons Republicans Are Trending Up For The Midterms. Johnson City, Tennessee boasts a population of less than 70,000 people. By the time the presidential motorcade rolled into town on a hot, muggy day in early October, over 90,000 would-be attendees had downloaded online tickets for the event, and at least 30,000 had descended upon a stadium that holds […]

Top FBI lawyer’s explosive deposition was ‘cut short’, Jim Jordan says

Top FBI lawyer's explosive deposition was 'cut short', Jim Jordan says. by Daniel Chaitin · October 15, 2018 Rep. Jim Jordan said a recent deposition with the ex-top lawyer at the FBI, James Baker, was “cut short.” Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, hosting her Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures,” noted that Baker will reappear before lawmakers on Thursday and […]

Hillary Clinton says husband’s affair was not an abuse of power | Fox News

Hillary Clinton says husband's affair was not an abuse of power | Fox News. Hillary Clinton vehemently denied in an interview Sunday that her husband’s extramarital affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky was an abuse of power and added that former President Bill Clinton was right not to resign amid a scandal that led to his impeachment on perjury […]

VIDEO: Antifa burns American flag amid melee on Portland street – The American MirrorThe American Mirror

VIDEO: Antifa burns American flag amid melee on Portland street – The American MirrorThe American Mirror. Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters have called for incivility and confrontation, and Antifa is happy to oblige. Members of Antifa clashed with “Patriot Prayer” in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, in the latest ugly incident in the progressive, “tolerant” city. Video shows agitators burning an […]

Turkish Taffy

Turkish Taffy. by Clarice Feldman · October 14, 2018 It seems to me the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in Istanbul, is Erdogan-brand Turkish taffy, a confection of sugary lies made to inflame Americans against the Saudis and aid the far more dangerous to our well-being mullahs of Iran. I confess to prejudice in this matter. I think Iran […]

Dems Blaming The Senate For Their Problems Need A Reality Check

Dems Blaming The Senate For Their Problems Need A Reality Check. by Kyle Sammin · October 11, 2018 The Electoral College quickly became the left’s least favorite part of the American government after Donald Trump won the 2016 election. By 2017, gerrymandering in the House of Representatives was the cause celebre. In 2018, they’re still mad about both of these […]

Trump unsure if Mattis will stay: ‘He’s sort of a Democrat’ | TheHill

Trump unsure if Mattis will stay: 'He's sort of a Democrat' | TheHill. by Brett Samuels · October 14, 2018 President Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it’s possible Defense Secretary James Mattis will leave his administration. Trump told Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” that Mattis hasn’t told him that he intends to leave his post, but demurred […]

U.S. government begins hunt for military molecules

U.S. government begins hunt for military molecules. The hunt is on, according to the U.S. government, for a way to track down and obtain military molecules that quickly meet Defense Department needs, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The Accelerated Molecular Discovery program, announced by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aims to take the ordinary research and test cycle to […]