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  • Steve Dunleavy, RIP

    06/25/2019 3:44:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 25 June 2019 | Rod Dreher
    They honest-to-God don’t make them like Steve Dunleavy anymore: Steve Dunleavy, the hard-hitting, hard-drinking journalist who helped define The New York Post as a crime reporter, editor and premier columnist, died Monday at his home on Long Island. He was 81. The cause was unknown. “Steve Dunleavy was one of the greatest reporters of all time,” said Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Post. “Whether competing with his own father in the famous Sydney, Australia, tabloid wars, or over the last 40 years in New York, Steve’s life story is littered with great scoops. He was much loved by both his...
  • omg this is so embarrassing

    05/25/2019 2:24:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | May 25, 2019 | ace
    Al Gore's Masculinity Adviser Naomi Wolf wrote a book about "forbidden love" or whatever. A central claim of her book is that people were executed in England for sodomy as late as the 1830s. She bases this on seeing the words "death recorded" on a number of sodomy cases. It turns out "death recorded" doesn't mean that the prisoner was executed, but that the possibility of a death sentence was noted, and then the judge pardoned them. This is the central claim of her book and she didn't bother to look up the meaning of the phrase. She just... guestimated....
  • Stop Rejoicing in Natasha Tynes' Downfall

    05/16/2019 4:50:03 PM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    Substack ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ron hogan
    Last week, Natasha Tynes complained about a public transit employee eating on a train. Of course, that’s not all she did, or I wouldn’t be writing this installment of the newsletter about her. She also took a picture of that employee with her smartphone, then posted it to Twitter, and tagged the woman’s employers, wanting to know what they intended to do about it. And, for a while, it looked like the Washington, D.C., public transit authority was going to take Tynes’ complaint seriously. The social media world, however, had other ideas, and by the end of the day, Tynes...
  • Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black

    05/15/2019 10:03:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2019
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-1/2 years in prison. Black, 74, a Canadian-born British citizen, once ran an international newspaper empire that included the Chicago Sun-Times, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post. “Lord Black’s case has attracted broad support from many high-profile individuals who have vigorously vouched for his exceptional character,” the White House said in a statement announcing the pardon. It said Black had made “tremendous contributions to business,” had written books on history and...
  • Victor Davis Hanson Makes ‘The Case for Trump’

    05/13/2019 12:36:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 13, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Victor Davis Hanson’s new book, “The Case for Trump,” chronicles the successes of America’s 45th president as only the prolific Hoover Institution scholar could. A columnist for The Daily Signal, Hanson recently spoke to me about the book, his concerns about California’s future, and the demise of the Never Trump movement. Our full interview is available on The Daily Signal Podcast or on video. A lightly edited transcript is below. Rob Bluey: Let’s start with your book. It’s a fascinating read. I want you to tell us why you chose to write it. Victor Davis Hanson: I’ve asked myself that....
  • New "Children's" book uses Alinsky's tactics to educate about "global warming."

    05/12/2019 8:46:24 AM PDT · by cob201 · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/11/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Bill Maher writer, Evan Sayet, creates a children's book -- illustrated by AF Branco -- that eviscerates in rhyme an color all of the Leftist doomsday scenarios of the past fifty years.
  • Iran needs to be stopped! But, how could it be carried out?

    05/11/2019 11:45:46 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 36 replies
    May 12, 2019 | hassan.mahmoud
    The United States announced that designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). There were some opinions about new events. Some have argued that there is going to be an escalation of relations between the United States and Iran because of the Trump administration’s decision to designate the IRGC. However, this may not be the case at all when we consider past events and how Iran responds to different kinds of pressures and policies. History teaches us some lessons on this. We need to study the history of these mullahs to find out some facts...
  • Barbara Bush wrote letter to Melania Trump after election, new biography reveals

    05/07/2019 11:40:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Today ^ | March 27, 2019 | Eun Kyung Kim
    The former first lady reached out to Melania Trump to welcome her to a “very exclusive club,” but notably did not vote for her husband. Barbara Bush didn’t vote for Donald Trump, but two weeks after he won the presidential election, she sent his wife, Melania, a warm letter welcoming her to “the First Ladies very exclusive club.” An upcoming biography about Bush reveals details of the note she penned to Melania Trump as the incoming first lady faced intense speculation about when she would move her family to Washington from New York — or whether she planned to move...
  • What are the steps to impose the maximum pressure on the Government of Iran?

    05/06/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    May 06, 2019 | hassan.mahmoud
    Studding internal conditions of the Iranian society and the Iranian Regime remarks that the regime is feared of a new destructive uprising like what it witnessed in previous years. Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin have imposed crushing sanctions on Tehran for its role as the world’s “most active state sponsor” of terrorism. These groups have "the greatest influence and the most far-reaching network outside Iran”, according to the Hudson Institute, but are also the greatest threat to the Iranian Regime. Meanwhile, the NCRI office released a 194-page report about the role played by...
  • Moma's Chicken Soup - A Parable About Modern America

    04/28/2019 5:18:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 28apr19 | Editorial Staff
    Credit to Rush Limbaugh who gave me the inspiration to write this. This was inspired by his invaluable writings in his Rush Revere series of children's books . Please enjoy. A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of analogy.< -Wikipedia This is the story about Moma and her amazing soup. You see, while everyone else was making chicken...
  • "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling, and response poems, streamlined and proofread.

    04/24/2019 9:57:34 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    April 24, 2019 | re_tail20
    I like taking old classics and streamlining them and applying modern spelling and proofreading standards to them. One can see them in a new, fresh light that way. In the past, on Free Republic, I’ve done it with the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and George Washington’s Rules of Civility. Now, I’ve done it with Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” as well as several responses to it. As I did with the above three, I’ve taken their original poetry structure and reassembled it into normal sentences. “The White Man’s Burden” takes up only five sentences, but it...
  • All Summer in a Day (Full Text) by Ray Bradbury

    04/18/2019 4:55:21 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18APR19 | Editorial Staff
    This is the full text of the Ray Bradbury story "All Summer In A Day". If the illustrations and micro-videos are not loading properly please kindly refresh your browser. ALL SUMMER IN A DAY By Ray Bradbury "Ready?” "Now?" "Soon." "Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it?" "Look, look; see for yourself!" The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained.
  • Reagan: The American President out May 7 & new Web Site for teachers

    04/08/2019 7:10:33 PM PDT · by LS · 15 replies
    Wild World of History ^ | 4/8/2019 | LS
    My new book, based on extensive research in the Reagan Library, "Reagan: The American President," will be out from Post Hill Press on May 7. You can pre-order now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It has a number of revelations, some good, some bad, but in the end Reagan emerges as the greatest president of the 20th century. There is also an appendix on all the similarities between Reagan and Trump (more than you think). ALSO: We just launched a new website this month, the Wild World of History. It is for both history buffs and educators. We have...
  • October 2026: The Million-Year Picnic (Full Text) by Ray Bradbury

    03/29/2019 6:39:56 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 29MAR19 | Editorial staff
    This is from the Martian Chronicles. Which is a great collection of stores about Mars. Ray Bradbury is one of my personal heroes and his writings greatly influenced me in ways that I am only just now beginning to understand. Here is a story that discusses new starts when the world is Hell-bent on self-destruction. Indeed, it seems quite appropriate today. When I read the crazy American “main-stream” news, I am often reminded of this story. It offers me solace. I think that it is beautifully written and very “delicious”. I love the way that Ray Bradbury brings advanced concepts...
  • The Mystery of the Dellschau Flying Contraptions

    03/19/2019 4:59:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 19MAR19 | Editorial Staff
    There was a time, long before compartmentalized special access programs, that other people created their very own secret organizations. These programs operated outside of government control, and oversight. In fact, during the last century, the United States was full of these “fraternal” organizations. Most of which operated with a secret side. And most, of which, were men-only membership and required rituals to join, and tasks to complete. All in secret. Here we look at one of them; the Dellschau flying machine project. Secret Organizations… These other people, and these other organizations, created societies with membership, and worked those programs to...
  • [Vanity] Which is better, D.C. or Marvel Comics?

    03/16/2019 8:00:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    EEE | 16 MARCH 2019 | EEE
    My daughter loves the Marvel Universe, but I grew up with D.C. comics. I remember in the 70s watching the old "SuperFriends" cartoons as a kid. I've always thought D.C. had better heroes. But I have to admit Marvel has the better movies and storylines. Which do you prefer?
  • Professor: Hate Hoax Crimes are More Common than People Think

    02/26/2019 5:46:30 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 25, 2019 | John Sexton
    Wilfred Reilly is an associate professor at Kentucky State University where he teaches political science. Reilly has a piece at USA Today which is based on a forthcoming book he is writing on hoax hate crimes. His conclusion is that these crimes happen far more often than people think: Doing research for a book, Hate Crime Hoax, I was able to easily put together a data set of 409 confirmed hate hoaxes. An overlapping but substantially different list of 348 hoaxes exists at, and researcher Laird Wilcox put together another list of at least 300 in his still-contemporary book...
  • This Is How You Get Trump

    02/24/2019 2:43:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 24, 2019 | Robert VerBruggen
    The plight of the rural white working class, especially its males, burst onto the national radar rather suddenly. Opioid overdoses finally caught the attention of the mainstream media a few years back. And of course the GOP primary win, and ultimate election, of Donald Trump brought even more attention to this demographic. Are they economically battered victims of globalization? Were they left behind in a whirlwind of cultural changes? Or maybe they're just bitter bigots who can't stand to see women and minorities outperforming them. In Alienated America, Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner highlights a neglected element of...
  • Shameless Self Promotion: Read my book

    02/22/2019 2:58:20 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 36 replies
    Amazon | Feb. 20, 2019 | Philip Allen
    Disclaimer #1: I believe that standard practice on Free Republic is to donate $10.00 for a pure vanity post. I just donated $25 for this post. If Jim Robinson thinks this is inappropriate he may remove it with no hard feelings. Disclaimer #2: I realize some members here want nothing to do with That’s fine you don’t have to tell us about how you don't use Amazon on this thread. This weekend, from Saturday until Wednesday my latest crime novel will be free in electronic format from Amazon. Yes, I am doing this to generate reviews and drive up...
  • Matt Bracken's last 2 Books are free to download on Kindle today, 2-14-19

    02/14/2019 2:15:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Kindle ^ | February 14, 2019 | Matt Bracken