Opinion | President Dumb and Dumber – The New York Times

Opinion | President Dumb and Dumber – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow · August 5, 2018 Donald Trump has a penchant for labeling particular people. It might strike some as just another insult for a petulant urchin of a man who insults everyone with whom he takes issue. But I believe that the nature of his insults […]

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense (Opinion) – CNN

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense (Opinion) – CNN. Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author; view more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under […]

Activists at Netroots eye minorities, not Trump voters – The Atlantic

Activists at Netroots eye minorities, not Trump voters – The Atlantic. The first Netroots Nation conference in a Trump-era election year opened with not one, not two, but five keynote speakers of color, all of whom underlined the potential of a “multiracial coalition” of voters made up of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and progressive whites. Their prescription for taking […]

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders work to elect first Muslim governor – POLITICO

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders work to elect first Muslim governor – POLITICO. by Daniel Strauss · August 4, 2018 The progressive icons are going all-in for Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old physician running an underdog campaign for Michigan governor. Abdul El-Sayed, a first-time candidate who’s trailed in public polls, has emerged as a threat to the front-runner, former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer. […]

White liberal racism: Why progressives are unable to see their own bigotry.

White liberal racism: Why progressives are unable to see their own bigotry.. There have been a lot of disturbing poll results over the past several years, but none more than this one: According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of white Americans believe that discrimination against white people is “as big a problem” […]

Sarah Jeong-New York Times controversy: conservatives have it wrong – Vox

Sarah Jeong-New York Times controversy: conservatives have it wrong – Vox. Conservatives are up in arms over the New York Times’s latest hire: a tech writer named Sarah Jeong whom they allege to be racist against white people. Jeong, who currently works at the Vox Media site The Verge, was hired by the Times editorial board to work on technology […]

Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois | HuffPost

Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois | HuffPost. Maybe Barack Obama should eat a few extra almonds tonight. The former U.S. president turned 57 on Saturday — and had a big reason to celebrate. This year marks the first “Barack Obama Day” in the state of Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the commemorative holiday […]

Apple got to $1 trillion the right way

Apple got to $1 trillion the right way. Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in market value — arguably the first company ever — and even left-wingers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders should think that’s pretty awesome. Yes, it’s uber-fashionable to decry corporate power, especially that of America’s technology giants whose products and services are […]

‘If You’re a Pro-life Democrat … You Know You’re Standing Alone’ – POLITICO Magazine

‘If You’re a Pro-life Democrat … You Know You’re Standing Alone’ – POLITICO Magazine. They might be a dying breed, but some anti-abortion Democrats say they’re just what the party needs to win. AURORA, Colorado—The anti-abortion movement is riding high in the age of Donald Trump. A fifth conservative justice is likely heading to the Supreme Court with the potential […]

Dems Are Better for the Economy. Why Won’t They Say So?

Dems Are Better for the Economy. Why Won’t They Say So?. by Michael Tomasky · August 3, 2018 opinion ‘We’ve been better for the economy over the last 60 years, and here are the numbers that prove it’ sure does seem like a pretty good campaign line. opinion Drew Angerer/Getty So the jobs numbers are just out, and though they’re […]

Sarah Jeong-New York Times controversy: conservatives have it wrong – Vox

Sarah Jeong-New York Times controversy: conservatives have it wrong – Vox. Conservatives are up in arms over the New York Times’s latest hire: a tech writer named Sarah Jeong whom they allege to be racist against white people. Jeong, who currently works at the Vox Media site The Verge, was hired by the Times editorial board to work on technology […]

Newseum Is Selling ‘Fake News’ T-Shirts, And Journalists Aren’t Happy About It | HuffPost

Newseum Is Selling 'Fake News' T-Shirts, And Journalists Aren't Happy About It | HuffPost. The Newseum in Washington, D.C., which celebrates a free press and free speech, is selling shirts featuring the phrase “You are very fake news” ― a catchphrase President Donald Trump frequently uses to delegitimize the press. The museum is also selling hats bearing Trump’s campaign slogan, […]

How anti-liberalism went global

How anti-liberalism went global. Anti-liberalism has gone global — and that’s more than a little paradoxical. But the paradox is our reality now, so we have to face it. Whether it takes the form of Trumpian attacks on immigration to the U.S., enthusiasm for Brexit in the U.K., or the surge in support for populist parties and politicians across Europe, […]

Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests – Talking Points Memo

Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga As Democrats and Republicans brawled over obtaining possibly millions of pages of records related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Democratic leadership withheld one-on-ones with most of its members as a punishment. According to a Friday Washington Post report, now, […]

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not worth Democratic Senate seats

Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation is not worth Democratic Senate seats. by Ross K. Baker, Opinion columnist Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is nearly inevitable. Vulnerable Democratic senators shouldn’t sacrifice their seats to oppose him. Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside Sen. Joe Manchin’s Capitol Hill office on July 30, 2018. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Barring some explosive last-minute scandalous revelation, Brett Kavanaugh […]

A brazen attack on America’s future: Trump’s fuel-efficiency standard rollback will hurt the economy and environment – NY Daily News

A brazen attack on America's future: Trump's fuel-efficiency standard rollback will hurt the economy and environment – NY Daily News. by Andrew Cuomo The Trump administration is proceeding with its irresponsible plan to roll back federal emission standards for vehicles. Make no mistake: As intended, this rollback will enrich the oil companies and industry lobbyists that are cozy with Environmental […]

It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose. | The New Yorker

It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose. | The New Yorker. On Thursday, the Washington Post published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of “false and misleading claims” made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the Post. […]

White liberal racism: Why progressives are unable to see their own bigotry.

White liberal racism: Why progressives are unable to see their own bigotry.. There have been a lot of disturbing poll results over the past several years, but none more than this one: According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of white Americans believe that discrimination against white people is “as big a problem” […]

Banning overdraft fees: Cory Booker’s new idea to tackle big banks – Vox

Banning overdraft fees: Cory Booker’s new idea to tackle big banks – Vox. Sen. Cory Booker is taking aim at bank overdraft fees — which users incur if they spend or withdraw more than their available checking account balance. These fees have become a crucial source of revenue for financial institutions and have long targeted low-income customers who struggle the […]

The Trump Administration Just Launched a “Brazen Attack” on Clean Air Standards – Mother Jones

The Trump Administration Just Launched a “Brazen Attack” on Clean Air Standards – Mother Jones. The White House proposed dramatically weakening fuel economy standards on Thursday, reversing the only major federal policy to reduce planet-warming emissions from the nation’s top source of greenhouse gas pollution. The move would clear the way for vehicles to, by 2030, spew an addition 600 […]

The miracle of the United States Postal Service

The miracle of the United States Postal Service. When I was a boy, I lived in a tiny Utah town called Torrey (population: 171), and my parents worked as river guides in Grand Canyon. They rowed wooden dories — fragile boats that require considerable skill to navigate through the big rapids down there, but also provide a near-magical river experience. […]

Opinion | Paul Manafort’s Trial Is Donald Trump’s, Too – The New York Times

Opinion | Paul Manafort’s Trial Is Donald Trump’s, Too – The New York Times. by Frank Bruni · July 31, 2018 The word collusion probably won’t come up in the Alexandria, Va., courtroom where Paul Manafort sweats out much of this and the next few weeks. It’s possible, too, that Donald Trump won’t be mentioned, at least not often. But […]

DNC Reverses Course; Will Now Accept Donations from Fossil Fuel Companies

DNC Reverses Course; Will Now Accept Donations from Fossil Fuel Companies. by Rick Moran · August 12, 2018 Two months ago, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution instructing candidates to reject campaign contributions from fossil fuel PACs. The resolution was quite high-minded. It said, in part, “Fossil fuel corporations are drowning our democracy in a tidal wave of dark […]

Manafort Trial Highlights Trump’s Bad ChoicesThe American Spectator

Manafort Trial Highlights Trump’s Bad ChoicesThe American Spectator. by Debra J. Saunders · August 12, 2018 Washington In June, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis slammed the position of special counsel as a post too easily “deployed as a political weapon” to troll for dirt on targeted adversaries. At the same time, he ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of […]

NYT Columnist Bret Stephens Is A Raging Hypocrite On Speech Policing

NYT Columnist Bret Stephens Is A Raging Hypocrite On Speech Policing. by Sean Davis · August 10, 2018 New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, an outspoken NeverTrump activist, effusively praised ABC when it fired Roseanne Barr for a single tweet, but when it comes to a mountain of racist tweets over nine years, he says his new colleague Sarah Jeong […]

Trump’s foreign policy is actually boosting America’s standing

Trump’s foreign policy is actually boosting America’s standing. by Michael Goodwin · August 12, 2018 A story is supposed to have  two sides, but there is only  one when it comes to President Trump’s foreign policy. Most American media treat his every effort as a savage assault on a harmonious world order. Whether it’s the trade dispute with China, his […]

Trump Goes After James Comey For Hurting The FBI’s ‘Once Stellar Reputation’ | The Daily Caller

Trump Goes After James Comey For Hurting The FBI’s ‘Once Stellar Reputation’ | The Daily Caller. President Donald Trump criticized former FBI Director James Comey and several other federal investigators involved in the Russian investigation Saturday for damaging the agency’s reputation. Trump thrashed Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter for using the nearly two-year long probe to […]

Ohio 12th Special Election: GOP, Be Bold | National Review

Ohio 12th Special Election: GOP, Be Bold | National Review. by Deroy Murdock · August 10, 2018 Republican candidate Troy Balderson (left) from Ohio’s 12th congressional district speaks with a voter at a polling station during the special election in Newark, Ohio, August 7, 2018. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Ohio-12 to GOP leadership: Electrify Republicans, unplug Democrats The still-undecided, very special election […]

Yes, Opposing Voter ID Is UnAmerican

Yes, Opposing Voter ID Is UnAmerican. It was merely a comment, a reply, not even a full throated post on Twitter. Shannon Bream of FoxNews’ ratings’ dominant prime time line-up had linked a post about a headline of an election related story in Ohio. @ShannonBream: “Well, that’s an interesting headline: 170 Voters in Ohio Race ‘Over 116 Years Old,” World’s […]

Bernie Sanders misunderstood study he used to tout ‘Medicare for All,’ author says

Bernie Sanders misunderstood study he used to tout ‘Medicare for All,’ author says. by Robert King · August 12, 2018 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and progressive Democrats have defended their push for “Medicare for All” in recent days with an unlikely aid: A study from a free-market think tank that concludes, in their reading, that the reform would save $2 […]

Trump threatens to ‘get involved’ in fight to obtain McCabe text messages | Fox News

Trump threatens to 'get involved' in fight to obtain McCabe text messages | Fox News. by Adam Shaw Video Andrew McCabe sues FBI and DOJ Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is suing the DOJ, FBI for wrongful termination and defamation; Ed Henry reports. President Trump on Saturday threatened to “get involved” in the fight by a conservative watchdog to […]

Declassified: Did Rosenstein Make False Statements to the FISA Judge?

Declassified: Did Rosenstein Make False Statements to the FISA Judge?. by Allan J. Favish · August 11, 2018 Journalist Paul Sperry tweeted on August 5, 2018 that we should look this month for President Donald Trump to “declassify 20 redacted pages of the June 2017 FISA renewal.” Sperry is referring to a Portable Document Format file released on July 21, […]

Climate change? Left-wing policies making fires worse

Climate change? Left-wing policies making fires worse. Firefighters spent much of the past week battling the largest wildfire in California history, but an environmental policy expert says things are not getting worse because of climate change but because California is dry and liberal forest policies are making fires bigger, making the air quality worse, and putting lives and homes in […]

Enlightenment Got It Wrong: The West Owes Its Success to Christianity

Enlightenment Got It Wrong: The West Owes Its Success to Christianity. It’s a rock-solid Western conviction: All men—and women—are created equal. But where does it come from? Well, not the Enlightenment. Few modern historians have done more to educate the public about the ancient and classical world than Tom Holland. His 2004 book, “Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman […]

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Set for September 4

Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Set for September 4. by Fred Lucas · August 10, 2018 The confirmation hearings for federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to become the next Supreme Court justice will begin on Sept. 4 and last three to four days, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced Friday. Grassley’s announcement comes as Senate Democrats sought to […]

Dems Still Waiting, Hoping for the ‘Blue Wave’ | Election

Dems Still Waiting, Hoping for the 'Blue Wave' | Election. by Michael Walsh · August 10, 2018 The deracinated Democrats, still unable to accept their loss in the 2016 presidential election, have pinned their hopes on the iron laws of “history” and its noble arc to tell themselves that, since the party in power usually (but not always!) loses congressional […]

Manafort Trial Highlights Trump’s Bad ChoicesThe American Spectator

Manafort Trial Highlights Trump’s Bad ChoicesThe American Spectator. by Debra J. Saunders · August 12, 2018 Washington In June, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis slammed the position of special counsel as a post too easily “deployed as a political weapon” to troll for dirt on targeted adversaries. At the same time, he ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of […]

NFL Millionaires Continue Their Protest

NFL Millionaires Continue Their Protest. A new NFL season started on Thursday night, and there were more misguided National Anthem protests. Sadly, several players used the opportunity to express their grievances against their country, instead of respecting a great and unifying symbol of the United States of America. Players who should have been expressing their deep gratitude and support for […]

The media never trusted Omarosa – until she had dirt on Trump

The media never trusted Omarosa – until she had dirt on Trump. by Emily Jashinsky · August 10, 2018 Omarosa Manigault Newman’s book tour is coming, and the media is salivating at the promise of dirt on the White House. The problem, of course, is that to get any dirt out of her tell-all, the media will need to actually […]

Hollywood agenda to blacklist Trump is beyond hypocritical | TheHill

Hollywood agenda to blacklist Trump is beyond hypocritical | TheHill. by Kristin Tate, opinion contributor · August 10, 2018 The fight over Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a microcosm for the insanity taking over American politics. The future felon who destroyed the landmark last week shone a bright light on Hollywood hypocrisy and double standards. […]

Donald Trump Perjury Trap: Legitimate Concern | National Review

Donald Trump Perjury Trap: Legitimate Concern | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · August 11, 2018 Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill in 2013 (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) And it’s a legitimate reason for President Trump to decline to be interviewed. Studies will someday be done on the deleterious effect Donald Trump has had on the brains of people who loathe him. […]

Will the media ever call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ignorance?

Will the media ever call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's ignorance?. by Eddie Scarry · August 11, 2018 I know it’s racist to call LeBron James dumb, but what about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The New York Democratic congressional candidate got at least some real questions during an interview this week on CNN. If weren’t for Ocasio-Cortez being an attractive minority, the rest of […]

Newt Gingrich: The Trump Republican Party is arising out of a political revolution | Fox News

Newt Gingrich: The Trump Republican Party is arising out of a political revolution | Fox News. Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp says the president’s endorsement was like ‘pouring gasoline on a fire.’ The biggest takeaway message from Tuesday’s primaries and the Ohio special election is that the Republican Party is becoming President Trump’s party. In fact, the degree to which […]

Famed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Loves The Space Force | The Daily Caller

Famed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Loves The Space Force | The Daily Caller. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin called President Donald Trump’s Space Force proposal “one giant leap in the right direction” on Friday. Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon in 1969, announced on Twitter his support for the president’s potential extension of the military. One giant leap in […]

China’s Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile

China's Reveals Test of New Hypersonic Missile. China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, according to U.S. officials. The flight test of the Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2 missile was disclosed by Chinese state media and touted as an ultra high-speed missile capable of thwarting missile defense […]

Ohio 12th Special Election: GOP, Be Bold | National Review

Ohio 12th Special Election: GOP, Be Bold | National Review. The still-undecided, very special election in Ohio’s twelfth congressional district should send this message to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill: Energize Republicans and enervate Democrats. Ohio-12 has been in GOP hands since 1983. President Donald J. Trump won it by eleven points. Thus, Republican Troy Balderson should have sleepwalked to […]

Would You Vote For Trump Again?

Would You Vote For Trump Again?. I would. 4.1% GDP growth and 3.9% unemployment. Dow 25,000 and the S&P 500 at over 2,800. Millions of jobs created amid sky-high consumer and business optimism. Not just one, but two Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the constitution with clarity and fidelity, not to mention the dozens of lower court judges who […]

Democrats are fed up with Nancy Pelosi

Democrats are fed up with Nancy Pelosi. by Becket Adams · August 10, 2018 Things are not looking good for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Between centrist and far-left Democratic candidates publicly declaring their opposition to her speakership and a new survey showing a significant number of Democrats think she should be replaced, the congresswoman’s tenure as a party […]

White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Guy

White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Guy. by Lloyd Marcus · August 10, 2018 White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan. How can that be? Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks “hanging on a tree.” Folks, as […]