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  • 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record -- and more evidence of a ‘new normal,’

    01/30/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24 2019 | Chris Mooney
    The year 2018 is likely to have been the fourth warmest year on record, a scientific group pronounced Thursday -- and joins three other extra-hot years since 2015 that suggest a leap upward in warmth that the Earth may never return from in our lifetimes. The warmest year on record for the Earth’s land and oceans was 2016 -- by a long shot, thanks to a very strong El Nino event. That’s followed by 2017, 2015, and now 2018, said Zeke Hausfather, a research scientist with Berkeley Earth, which released the findings. “2018 is consistent with the long term warming...
  • Trump's Popularity Rose Despite 90 Percent Negative Media Coverage in 2018

    01/15/2019 2:45:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 15, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Despite constant one-sided negative news coverage by the big three TV networks, President Donald Trump's public approval rating rose slightly in 2018, according to a new report from the Media Research Center (MRC). MRC analyzed the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts, which were seen by approximately 23 million people each night."The tone of coverage remains incessantly hostile: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (excluding neutral statements)," MRC's Rich Noyes reported Tuesday. "Yet despite the media's obvious disapproval, public opinion of the President actually improved slightly during 2018, from an average 40% approval on January 1 to 42.7% approval on December...
  • Ten Conservative Movies That Hit Home in 2018

    01/04/2019 9:12:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    It wasn’t all bad news at the box office this past year. The movie industry as a whole may be boringly left-wing, but occasionally a conservative message breaks through, sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally or because filmmakers simply applied themselves to telling the truth. Here are ten films that brought conservative concepts to the multiplex in 2018, ranked according to conservative firepower:
  • The 20 Most Annoying Liberals of 2018

    01/04/2019 2:48:31 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4 Dec 2019 | John Hawkins
    Picking the most obnoxious liberals in a time when liberalism is defined by hypocrisy, pettiness, hatred of middle America, and scolds screaming, “That’s not funny” is like picking the hairiest monkey out of the zoo. With that in mind, here are the 20 most obnoxious liberals of 2018. Honorable Mentions: Antifa, Joy Behar, John Brennan, Chris Cuomo, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Kamala Harris, LeBron James, Jimmy Kimmel, Shaun King, Ezra Klein, Sally Kohn, Sheila Jackson Lee, Rachel Maddow, Alyssa Milano, Michael Moore, Tariq Nasheed, Rosie O’Donnell, Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Powers, Jorge Ramos, Chuck Schumer, the Southern...
  • Top 10 Predictions for 2019, A Year That Will Make 2018 Look Sane

    01/03/2019 5:42:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 3, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    There’s no hack cliché like the New Year’s prediction column cliché, so with that in mind, here’s my Top 10 Predictions for 2019 column, and my general prediction is that 2019 will be even crazier than 2018!10.     Out of Afghanistan Too: Yeah, our 17-year war will largely end as we bring most of the boys back home. As always, Trump will make his opponents go nuts. What will be a big part of the fun is watching the liberal media that slobbered over Obama’s tragic, premature Iraq pullout posing as hawks over this long-overdue strategic rethink. What you...
  • Actually, 2018 Was a Pretty Good Year, Aside from the Washington hysterias

    01/03/2019 7:46:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Aside from the Washington hysterias, 2018 was a most successful year for Americans. The year 2018 will be deplored by pundits as a bad year of more unpredictable Donald Trump, headlined by wild stock-market gyrations, the melodramas of the Robert Mueller investigation, and the musical-chair tenures of officials in the Trump administration. A quarter of the government is still shut down. Talk of impeachment by the newly Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is in the air. Seemingly every day there are sensational breakthroughs, scandals, and bombshells that race through social media and the Internet — only to be forgotten by the...
  • Mugshots: Dozens of Houstonians charged with murder in 2018

    01/01/2019 7:22:09 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Jay R. Jordan
    Houston homicide detectives have been hard at work in 2018, locking up dozens of suspects accused of killing. A analysis shows that close to 60 people have been arrested for murder or capital murder since Jan. 1, 2018. Close to 280 people have been murdered in Houston in 2018, according to the Houston Police Department. That's up from an estimated 269 murders in 2017 but fewer than the 302 murder in 2016 and 303 murders in 2015. Some of HPD's most recent arrests include a man accused of gunning down a homeless person and a mother who allegedly drowned...
  • Hillary Clinton calls 2018 'a dark time for our country' in gloomy New Year's Eve post

    01/01/2019 8:32:07 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 1, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang
    Hillary Clinton calls 2018 'a dark time for our country' in gloomy New Year's Eve post Hillary Clinton shared an end of the year post on Instagram on Monday She wrote: 'In many ways, 2018 was a dark time for our country' She shared a picture of herself with husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea on November 5, 1996 celebrating his second presidential election She praised activists who stand up for migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border Clinton also thanked voters and 2018 Congress candidates who helped Democrats take over the House in the midterm elections She also praised journalists who...
  • 2018, the Year of the Worker

    01/01/2019 9:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 1, 2019 | Stephen Moore
    If 2017 was the year of the investor -- with stock market gains of more than 25 percent during President Donald Trump's first year in office -- then 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the American worker. These past 12 months have slammed Wall Street hard, with half of 2017's stock blockbuster gains surrendered. But for now, prosperity has rotated to Main Street USA, where things have rarely been better than in 2018. The bears on Wall Street of the last few weeks have dominated the headlines, but those losses have obscured the steady bullish gains for workers. Not in...
  • The 25 Best Quotes of 2018

    01/01/2019 9:19:25 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Jan 2019 | John Hawkins
    25. "I know I am a single, white male from South Carolina, and I've been told I should shut up, but I will NOT shut up." -- Lindsey Graham 24. “You don’t have to agree with Trump, but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone.” — Kanye West 23. "The left doesn't fight evil; it fights those who do." -- Dennis Prager 22. "My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans — to protect their safety, their families,...
  • The 20 Worst Quotes of 2018

    12/31/2018 4:54:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 31, 2018 | John Hawkins
    20. "We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness." — CNN host Andrew Cuomo 19. “And it would be a short war [between the government and gun owners who refused to give up their weapons], my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.” – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) 18. "'Don't vote for the ching-chong!" — Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent 17. "'But I can't afford...
  • 2018: The year hope began to triumph over Trump’s nihilism

    12/31/2018 3:14:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 31 at 1:09 PM | Helaine Olen
    The Trump administration is ending 2018 by engaging in another wanton act of destruction. Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would begin the process of rolling back Obama-era rules limiting mercury emissions by coal-burning plants. The health gains to the population, the EPA declared, may not be worth the cost to businesses. Those improvements included less brain damage to children and, for the entire population, fewer asthma attacks and 11,000 fewer premature deaths each year. Most of us would say better health for a decent number of Americans is a good thing. But not the Trump administration...
  • Abortion Leading Cause of Death in 2018 with 41 Million Killed

    12/31/2018 6:52:02 AM PST · by blueyon · 42 replies ^ | 1231/18 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Abortion was the number one cause of death worldwide in 2018, with more than 41 million children killed before birth, Worldometers reports. As of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometers revealed. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS. Worldometers — voted one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA) — keeps a running tally through the year of major world statistics, including population, births, deaths, automobiles produced, books published, and...
  • Trump to appear on Fox News for New Year's Eve special

    12/31/2018 7:26:27 AM PST · by be-baw · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Fox News announced Monday its plans to present an exclusive interview with President Trump during the network's New Year's Eve special, with "Fox & Friends Weekend" host Pete Hegseth conducting the discussion. "President Trump will discuss the government shutdown, his New Year’s resolutions and what he hopes to accomplish in 2019," the network said in its announcement. ... With the Hegseth interview, Trump has been interviewed by Fox News or Fox Business more than three dozen times since taking office, while not granting any interviews to cable news rivals CNN or MSNBC as president.
  • Writer touted by CNN as 'Journalist of the Year' forced to resign for fabricating stories

    12/20/2018 10:07:10 AM PST · by gattaca · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    he German magazine Der Spiegel revealed Wednesday that one of its top award-winning journalists fabricated many of his articles, inventing characters, sources, and their quotes “on a grand scale” for many years.
  • 2018 End-of-Year Musings

    12/17/2018 8:25:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 | Terry Paulson
    Here are a few short musings for my faithful readers as we approach the end of the year: The Democrats won the mid-term elections; they took back the House of Representatives. They’ll have the power to launch endless investigations, consider impeaching President Trump, and block his agenda whenever they want. With Republicans having a bigger Senate advantage, we’re guaranteed two years of partisan gridlock in Washington.With an increased U.S. Senate majority, President Trump will be able to appoint and confirm conservative judges to key court positions. If any other Supreme Court Justices leave or pass away, he’ll solidify the...
  • Who's a 'Smear Machine'? PolitiFact Hails Harsh Parkland Teen Leftists on 'Lie of the Year'

    12/12/2018 7:57:03 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tim Graham
    The "independent fact checkers" at PolitiFact displayed their liberal stripes again this week by hailing the liberal student activists of Parkland High School as the victimized heroes of their 2018 "Lie of the Year." The "online smear machine" that tried to "take down Parkland students" was singled out as the very worst. The PolitiFact online ballot for their liberal audience consisted of five Trump statements, one by Trump adviser Larry Kudlow, the Parkland "smear machine"....and then one each by socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • 2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

    12/11/2018 5:50:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th December 2018 | Sean Coughlan
    This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track school shootings - and has since recorded 23 incidents where there were deaths or injuries. With many parts of the US having about 180 school days per year, it means, on average, a shooting once every eight school days. Another database recording school shootings says 2018 has had the highest...
  • Time’s Person of the Year: ‘Guardians’ of the truth, including slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    12/11/2018 11:00:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/11/2018 | By Amy B Wang and Alex Horton
    It’s been a grim year for those seeking to pursue and preserve the truth. Journalists around the world have been targeted and assaulted for their work. Some have paid with their freedom; others have paid with their lives. Even the president of the United States — a country that has prided itself on having freedom of the press since its founding — has repeatedly attacked the media as “the enemy of the people.” Other world leaders have echoed this aggressive stance against the media, cracking down on reporters who have tried to hold them accountable. We are living through nothing...