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  • Opinion: America Already Has a Centrist Party. Itís Called the Democrats.

    10/18/2018 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    If your only source of information about American politics in 2018 were the GOPís campaign ads, you would think that the Democratic Party was a radical left-wing organization, whose principal constituents were anarchists, misandrists, literal terrorists, and acolytes of Venezuelan president NicolŠs Maduro. If you supplemented those 30-second spots with Donald Trumpís stump speeches, and Fox Newsí prime-time lineup, you might further conclude that Nancy Pelosi was the chair of The House Antifa Caucus. In other words: The GOPís message-makers are working round-the-clock to collapse the distinctions between the Democratic Party and the most radical activists at the far-left fringes...
  • Our Revolutionís Logic

    10/18/2018 10:31:56 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    The American Mind-Claremont Institute ^ | 10/18/2018 | Angelo Codevilla
    The primary objective of any people who find themselves in the throes of a revolution is to find ways of diverting its logic from its worst conclusions. [....] The logic that drives each turn of our revolutionary spiral is Progressive Americansí inherently insatiable desire to exercise their superiority over those they deem inferior. With Newtonian necessity, each such exercise causes a corresponding and opposite reaction. The logicís force comes not from the substance of the Progressivesí demands. If that were the case, acquiescing to or compromising with them could cut it short. Rather, it comes from that which moves, changes,...
  • Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

    10/18/2018 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Amy Harmon
    Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the fieldís research in the name of white supremacy. ďSticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,Ē said Jennifer Wagner, a bioethicist and president of the groupís social issues committee, who had sought to convene a panel on the racist misuse of genetics and found little traction. But the specter of the fieldís ignominious past, which includes support for the American eugenics movement, looms large...
  • Doctors in Milan successfully treat spina bifida in unborn baby

    10/18/2018 8:37:37 AM PDT · by Salman · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 October 2018 | The Local
    In the first operation of its kind in Europe, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan has used new technology to correct the congenital defect, which affects some 20,000 babies worldwide. Doctors in Milan have successfully used a new technique to correct spina bifida in an unborn baby at 22 weeks. A team of gynecologists and neurosurgeons at the cityís San Raffaele Hospital have successfully performed the "complete neurosurgical correction of spina bifida in utero," local media reports. The condition was diagnosed at the 19th week of pregnancy, and the operation, which lasted just over two hours, was carried out three...
  • Could Trump Win 20 Percent of the African-American Vote in 2020?

    10/18/2018 5:51:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The provocative Donald Trump certainly seems to be disliked by a majority of African-American professional athletes, cable news hosts, academics and the Black Congressional caucus. Yet there are subtle but increasing indications that his approval among other African-Americans may be reaching historic highs for a modern Republican president. Some polls have indicated that Trump's approval rating among black voters is close to 20 percent. That is far higher than the 8 percent of the African-American vote that Trump received on Election Day 2016. A recent, admittedly controversial Rasmussen Reports poll showed African-American approval of Trump at 36 percent. Even 20...
  • Chris Matthews' Reaction to Kanye West Exposes the Left's Race-Card Hustle

    10/18/2018 5:35:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | Ovtober 18, 2018 | Larry Elder
    As is often the case in this era of President Donald Trump, the reaction is far more interesting than the action. The action was rapper/entrepreneur, ex-George W. Bush denouncer and Trump supporter Kanye West, whom Trump invited to the White House. The reaction from left-wing black critics was predictable. But the reaction from a notable Trump-hating white pundit was unintentionally eye-opening. In the Oval Office, West spoke nonstop, and apparently unscripted, for nearly 10 minutes. During his monologue and subsequent questions by reporters, West talked about the pressure blacks face to vote Democratic; how conservative blacks are often bullied by...
  • Weíre Out Of Problems, And Thatís A Potential Problem For November

    10/18/2018 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    People who have real things to worry about donít spend their time worry about unimportant issues. Living in the United States in 2018 is a blessing, when compared to the rest of world and the rest of human history. We have full employment, a growing economy, and technology is making life easier every day. But human beings arenít used to having it so good, and thereís something that wonít let us just enjoy it. This lack of real problems is both a blessing and a curse for Republicans heading into November. When the economy is tanking, or even simply limping...
  • Issue 1: Democrats Trolling For New Voters Among Convicted Drug Dealers

    10/18/2018 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bob Paduchick
    As the nation struggles to come to grips with the opioid crisis and all of the families impacted by this lethal threat, Democrats in Ohio are more concerned with wooing the support of the drug dealer lobby. Issue 1 is the initiative on the ballot on November 6 calling for a statewide constitutional amendment titled the ďDrug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative.Ē It shouldíve been called the ďDrug Dealer Amnesty Act.Ē Issue 1 is disguised as prison reform to emphasize drug treatment over incarceration. I say ďdisguisedĒ because Issue 1 is really about increasing Democrat voter turnout ó not promoting...
  • The rigging of American politics

    10/18/2018 5:13:09 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/16/2018 | Ezra Klein
    Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by an unpopular president who won 3 million fewer votes than the runner-up. He was confirmed by a Senate majority that represents a minority of the country. He was confirmed despite most Americans telling pollster after pollster they did not want him seated on the Supreme Court. Nothing about Kavanaughís ascension breaks the rules of American government. Donald Trump is the duly elected president of the United States. Republicans hold a majority in the US Senate. Elected officials bear no responsibility to follow public opinion. Yet the left sees Kavanaughís confirmation as...
  • Warrenís Pocahontas Wackiness Shows How Liberals Are A Bunch Of Bigots

    10/18/2018 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It‚Äôs really tough to think of any fresh new ways to mock noted 1023/1024 white person Elizabeth Big Chief Miracle Whip Warren, so I admit I approached writing this column with some reservations.Oh, snap. This is too easy, like convincing a college sophomore from Santa Monica that America can embrace socialism, yet her daddy will still be able to buy her a cute BMW convertible.It‚Äôs also irresistible, and so right, to mock this ambitious poser. I can just see the old Mazola ad with the Indian woman saying, ‚ÄúYour people call this ‚Äėcorn.‚Äô My people call it ‚Äėmaize,‚Äô so Elizabeth...
  • The Democratsí Left Turn Is Not an Illusion

    10/18/2018 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 18 October 2018 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Over the past 18 years, the Democratic electorate has moved steadily to the left, as liberals have displaced moderates. Self-identified liberals of all races and ethnicities now command a majority in the party, raising the possibility that views once confined mainly to the party elite have spread into the rank and file. From 2001 to 2018, the share of Democratic voters who describe themselves as liberal has grown from 30 to 50 percent, according to data provided by Lydia Saad, a senior editor at the Gallup Poll. The percentage of Democrats who say they are moderate has fallen from 44...
  • Breaking: Masculinity is not a mental health issue

    10/17/2018 6:13:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot ^ | October 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Good news for the bro crowd. (My apologies if I didn‚Äôt use that term correctly. I keep seeing it on lefty Twitter.) Masculinity is no longer a mental health issue, at least at the University of Texas. In 2015 the school rolled out a program designated ‚ÄúMasulinUT‚ÄĚ which was described as being, ‚Äúaimed to teach men how to reduce sexual and other forms of interpersonal violence.‚ÄĚ You get the drift, right? Toxic masculinity. This drew plenty of derision on the right, ranging from mocking amusement to alarm over indoctrinating students into a culture where the concept of masculinity was associated...
  • Americaís next ambassador to the U.N.

    10/17/2018 5:58:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/15/2018 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    Nikki Haleyís unprecedented gains were something of a flash offensive In a televised press conference last week, while she sat next to the president, US Ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley announced her resignation. Itís hard to see her go. Few American ambassadors have so distinguished themselves as champions of freedom. Both along the East River and across the world, Haley earned herself a formidable reputation as a tough and resolute defender of her country and its allies. She made immense progress in curbing UN bureaucracy, combating anti-Israel bias, and standing up to the international bodyís amorality in excusing brutal...
  • Weíve Grown Accustomed to Trump

    10/17/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2018 | Lance Morrow
    Even progressives treat the president as a familiar monster. And he hasnít destroyed the world yet. Itís hard to prove intangibles, harder still when they are in motion, like October clouds, moving rapidly across millions of minds. One obvious but neglected intangible is worth noticing in the weeks before the elections: The countryóconsciously or unconsciouslyóhas gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processedóeven subtly domesticatedóby the large, complicated American mind, which is improvisational and on the whole incoherent except in moments of national crisis. Even progressives to whom he is a...
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN Ė A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germanyís capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the ďliberation of all of Palestine 48Ē and ďWe must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.Ē The slogan to ďliberate all of PalestineĒ refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled ďThe Good Censor,Ē was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users.†Thatís†inevitable. And possibly even ďgood.ĒThe briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. ďPeople are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.Ē ďMore people are asking, isnít Ďbig techí really Ďbig mediaí in disguise?Ē ďIs it possible to have an open...
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicansí new rallying cry is ĎRemember Kavanaughí and it may lead them to mid...

    10/17/2018 2:21:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Republicansí new rallying cry is ĎRemember Kavanaughí and it may lead them to midterm victoryIn the last few days I have been in Seattle, Dallas and Des Moines. In airports, on airplanes, in hotels and in restaurants, I have been approached again and again by people who are glad Republicans stood up for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and took on the left. Not a single person has been hostile or negative in five days of travel (and Seattle is hardly lacking in liberals). I do not remember any political event that has so galvanized Americans. More than...
  • Warren's Clintonian Smoke Signals

    10/17/2018 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    For folks on the right, Elizabeth Warren's proffered "proof" of American Indian ethnicity is both laughable and puzzling.††Her proof is nothing of the kind, and she's seemingly reopened herself to merciless mockery by conservatives.††On Monday, Tucker Carlson came up with at least a half-dozen silly pseudo-titles for Warren, from the well known fauxcahontas to leader of the†#MeSioux movement.††But Warren is playing a different game, one to the Democrat base, and using the time-tested Clinton playbook to do it.††Whether it still works remains to be seen.† The best Warren's hired expert could do was estimate that she had a single American...
  • Backfire! Fauxcahontas Mocked by Media

    10/17/2018 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I clearly stated yesterday that Elizabeth Warren was one of three women, one of four women that mounted what they thought was gonna be a killer October Surprise. Elizabeth Warren was gonna ride this DNA test showing that sheís Indian to blowing Trump up and the Republicans in the midterms. And just like it blew up for Hillary, itís blown up for Elizabeth Warren. She made a serious miscalculation. Exactly, exactly what I told you yesterday! These people thinkÖ They live in their own little tunnel vision world, and they...
  • Elizabeth Warren's No 'Woman of Color'

    10/17/2018 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 17, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    So, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she commissioned a DNA test to address her long-standing claims of having Cherokee ancestry. The Boston Globe reported that her DNA analysis "suggests she's between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American." The fraction 1/1,024 works out to 0.09 percent. So since Sen. Warren is .09 percent American Indian, she may now be eligible to own .09 percent of a casino. There are two ways to understand this story. Let's start with some sobering reality. Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. issued an angry afternoon statement saying: "A DNA test is useless to determine...