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  • Trump-backed Eddie Edwards wins N.H. GOP primary; would be state's first black congressman

    09/11/2018 11:12:59 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 11, 2018 | Ass. Press writer
    A candidate endorsed by the Trump administration has won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, and he’d be the state’s first black congressman if elected in November. Eddie Edwards, of Dover, won a six-way race in Tuesday’s GOP primary for the 1st Congressional District. Edwards is a Navy veteran who also served as a police chief and as chief enforcement officer for the state liquor commission.
  • The New York Times Anonymous Op-ed Pushes Electoral Sabotage

    09/06/2018 6:32:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/06/2018 | David Harsanyi
    An anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times, penned by “a senior Trump administration official,” contends that a cabal of senior staffers have secretly schemed to undermine Donald Trump in an effort to protect the American people. “I work for the president,” claims the purported senior official, “but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” ---snip-- Worse, Anonymous contends that a clique of political appointees have some kind of ethical obligation to ignore the president’s agenda items, not because they’re unconstitutional or corrupt, but simply because it chafes them ideologically.
  • VANITY--Not Only Should There Be National Voter ID

    08/25/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies
    Just a thought. Not only should there be national voter ID,
  • Democrats Better off Playing by the Rules Than Denouncing the Rules

    08/24/2018 10:20:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Michael Barone
    When you lose a game, particularly a game you had good reason to expect you'd win, do you try to figure out how to play better? Or is your first reaction to demand changes in the rules? In the case of the Democratic Party, it's the latter. Perhaps that comes naturally to a party that takes some pride in having advocated changes in rules that everyone today sees as unfair (even those they enacted themselves, like racial segregation laws). But sometimes it's wiser to change the way you play than to denounce long-established rules. The Democrats argue that they've been...
  • Think The Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again

    08/10/2018 11:31:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 63 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 8-10-18
    Consider a few facts: Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. The Senate, the country’s most powerful legislative chamber, grants the same representation to Wyoming’s 579,315 residents as it does to 39,536,653 Californians. Key voting rights are denied to citizens in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other United States territories. The American government is structured by an 18th-century text that is almost impossible to change. These ills didn’t come about by accident; the subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the Constitution’s framers. For James Madison, writing...
  • California Is Not as Big or Blue As You Think

    07/28/2018 6:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | Ray Haynes
    It's not what you don't know that can hurt you; it's what you think you know that just ain’t so that will kill you. Time has taught me that this piece of “country” wisdom is as important as any in the pursuit of public policy. Ignorance based on false facts is deadly in public policy. Take the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as an example. The National Popular Vote plan is an interstate compact in which the compacting states agree to award their electoral votes to the person who gets the most votes in all 50 states. It is based...
  • In letter to Trump, Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    07/22/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 22 JULY 2018 | AP
    President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate. "There will be many changes," he promised in the letter. "And in this new atmosphere of progress with well-being, I'm sure we can reach agreements to confront together the migration phenomenon as well as the problem of border insecurity." Lopez Obrador also suggested the two countries draft a development plan backed by public funds and invite...
  • Progressing the Constitution – One Man One Vote IV

    07/16/2018 2:54:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The first distinction between Progressives and Constitutional Originalists is their polar opposite emphasis on process. Progressive couldn’t care less for constitutional process. Oh, they’ll utilize constitutional processes if they can arrive at the desired progressive conclusion, but it ultimately doesn’t matter whether they arrive at social justice via popular referendum, statute, administrative regulation, or judicial decisions. Constitutional Originalists cherish proper processes, and the most important process in the American republic is lawmaking, and limited lawmaking, by Congress. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Originalists sniff out tyranny with every regulation or court decision, regardless of its perceived social justice benefit, which has...
  • California forced to give back $331 million stolen from home-owners

    07/16/2018 10:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    What if the bluest state in the country stole a third of a billion dollars from victims of chicanery and the media refused to notice?    I have been stunned at the lack of media coverage of California’s foiled robbery of almost a third of a billion dollars. That’s right: under Governor Jerry Brown, the Great State of California helped itself to hundreds of millions of dollars – money that was supposed to go to home owners, and you probably didn’t hear about it. Bib Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle was one of the few to cover this...
  • These will be the world's biggest cities in 2030

    07/11/2018 8:32:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Leanna Garfield
    With over 37 million residents, Greater Tokyo is the most populous metro area in the world today. Urban growth is not unique to Japan. By 2030, the United Nations predicts that the world will have 43 megacities, defined as metro areas with more than 10 million people. Most of them will be in developing regions in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The UN recently released its annual World Urbanization Prospects, which estimates which metro areas will have the highest populations by 2030. On World Population Day this Wednesday, let's take a look at the top 13: 13. Greater New...
  • Illinois drops from the fifth-largest state to No. 6

    12/20/2017 5:54:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 20. 2017
    Illinois declined in population again in 2017, losing its spot as the fifth-largest state in the nation to Pennsylvania, according to census data released Wednesday. Illinois lost about 33,700 residents, dropping the total population to 12,802,023, the greatest numeric population loss of any state. Pennsylvania saw a slight increase, and with a total population of 12,805,537, has outranked Illinois for the first time in years, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017. This is the fourth year in a row that Illinois’ population decreased, a troubling trend, according to William Frey, a demographer...
  • State of Jefferson Amasses 21 Total Counties

    01/07/2016 7:23:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Katy Grimes
    Breaking up California Successfully amassing support in 21 California counties, proponents of the State of Jefferson movement took their petitions to the Secretary of State and the State Legislature Wednesday. Channeling Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie “Network,” State of Jefferson supporters might as well have chanted, “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” And fed up they are. California’s northern most counties are suffering from a lack of representation in the state Legislature. Twenty Northern California counties have 6 state level representatives, while the southern 38 counties have 114 state representatives.
  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2014 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people. "Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think...
  • CA: State's population projected to reach nearly 60 million by 2050 (with a Hispanic majority)

    07/09/2007 4:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,149+ views
    SACRAMENTO – If you think California is crowded now, just wait until 2050. The Department of Finance predicted Monday that California will have 59.5 million residents when the state reaches the mid-century mark – nearly 22 million more than today. Hispanics will make up 52 percent of the population in 2050, up from 36 percent currently. Whites, now 43 percent of the population, will drop to 26 percent, while Asians' share will grow by one percentage point to 13 percent and blacks will decline from 6 percent to 5 percent, according to the department's forecast. Hispanics are projected to become...
  • YES: Immigration will double the population of the United States within the next 60 years.

    02/18/2002 1:23:06 PM PST · by dennisw · 73 replies · 3,634+ views
    INSIGHT MAGAZINE ^ | Feb. 18, 2002 | Dirk Chase Eldredge
    YES: Immigration will double the population of the United States within the next 60 years. Posted Feb. 18, 2002 By Dirk Chase Eldredge The United States will double its population in the next 60 years unless we take prompt, aggressive action. The doubling will be caused almost entirely by immigration; more than 90 percent of our population growth since 1970 has come from recent immigrants and their children born here. Only Congress and the president can prevent this calamity, but so far neither has taken preventive action. Like Nero, they are fiddling while Rome burns. To exacerbate matters, Congress ...
  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • Hey, Democrats, The System Doesn’t Need To Be ’Fixed’ Every Time You Lose An Election

    07/03/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3 Jul, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Maybe it's your agenda that's broken. If you’re under the impression that the system exists merely to facilitate your partisan agenda, it’s not surprising that you also believe it’s “broken” every time things don’t go your way. This is why so many Democrats argue that we should “fix” the Electoral College when they lose a presidential election and “fix” the filibuster when they run the Senate and now “fix” the Supreme Court when they don’t run the Senate. During the Obama presidency, liberal pundits groused about the supposed crisis posed by a “dysfunctional” Congress. In political media parlance, “dysfunction” can...
  • 2056: Looking Backward from a Trump Future

    06/29/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The four decades since 2016 have seen a breathtaking restoration of the Republic of the United States of America.  Looking back from 2056, the historians and pundits say it was inevitable. The United States had enormous energy resources, an educated and ethical workforce, a history of entrepreneurial spirit. The fruits of the digital industrial age, genome processing, and robotic development were on the edge of explosion. The resurgence back from the malaise and blame America thinking of the Obama administration was certain to happen, with a wealthy, prosperous, powerful and free America the obvious result. It wasn't that way....
  • IN ENGLAND, HILLARY TRASHES AMERICA’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE

    06/25/2018 8:03:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 125 replies
    Grabien ^ | June 25, 2018
    Repeat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is heaping more criticism on America's electoral college, this time during an appearance at Oxford in the United Kingdom. Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential campaign with 232 electoral votes to President Trump's 306, has previously called for scrapping America's system of electing presidents, instead relying on a direct one-person, one-vote election. The Democrat was lamenting the power of populism when the subject came up: “Populists can stay in power by mobilizing a fervent base. Now, there are many other lessons like this. Louise mentioned my personal experience with winning 3 million more votes, but...
  • Illegal Aliens Give California NINE Extra Electoral Votes

    06/24/2018 3:40:51 AM PDT · by gaggs · 32 replies
    TRUE FACT: You want to talk about foreign interference in our elections? Illegal Aliens give California NINE extra electoral votes (because they are counted towards a state's number). This cancels out entire states!It's not just California. Any State with a large number of Illegal Aliens is getting extra seats in the House and extra electoral votes, which ARE taken away from other States. This is the one and only true reason the Left wants to give Illegals everything under the sun... VOTES!