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  • Loretta Lynch to advise New York attorney general in probe of NYPD clashes with protesters

    06/10/2020 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | June 10, 2020 | By Allan Smith
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will advise her office's fast-moving probe of the New York Police Department and its clashes with protesters at demonstrations sparked by the fatal arrest of George Floyd. James announced that Lynch and Barry Friedman, a New York University professor who serves as faculty director of the NYU Law Policing Project, will join the investigation as special advisers. "The right to peacefully protest is one of our most basic civil rights, and we are working without rest to ensure that right is protected and guarded," James...
  • NYT’s Thomas Friedman Begs Dems to Nominate 'Moderate Progressive' Bloomberg

    02/13/2020 2:10:58 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/13/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    You know politics have gotten weird when a liberal New York Times columnist begs Democrat voters to abandon Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in favor of nominating Michael Bloomberg to lead the Democratic ticket. Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a wacky Feb. 11, op-ed headlined “Paging Michael Bloomberg.” In the piece, Friedman suggested Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg News, was more capable of appealing “to independents, moderate Republicans and suburban women” than self-proclaimed democratic socialist Sanders. Friedman was determined to get Democrats not to nominate Sanders: “Please, Democrats, don’t tell me you need Sanders’s big, ill-thought-through, revolutionary grand schemes to get...
  • AOC mixes up two 'very different' economists in Instagram post about 4-day workweek

    02/09/2020 2:48:45 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 February 2020 | Brie Stimpson
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston University, had to correct herself Saturday evening after mixing up two "very different" economists during a lengthy Instagram discussion. "UGGGH TYPO,” the freshman congresswoman wrote after confusing John Maynard Keynes, an early 20th-century British economist who theorized that government spending was linked to economic growth, with Milton Friedman, a free-market American economist and 1976 Nobel Prize winner, according to The Washington Examiner. Ocasio-Cortez mistakenly combined their names into "Milton Keynes." “I was just reading today about how in 1930, famed economist Milton Keynes predicted that by 2030...
  • SCENES FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PANIC ROOM

    07/18/2019 5:24:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 17,2019 | STEVEN HAYWARD I
    And now it is Tom Friedman’s turn to panic about the Democrats’ sharp turn to the left. Savor some yummy samples from his column yesterday: I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was. I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to...
  • ‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’

    07/17/2019 9:27:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2019 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.
  • Milton Friedman on Donahue - 1979

    03/10/2019 6:59:53 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | Milton Friedman
    Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate, promoting "Free to Choose" on the show Donahue.Worth watching....Donahue...actually conducted a decent interview.
  • Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    02/18/2019 8:11:06 AM PST · by Borges · 37 replies
    WTOP - AP ^ | 2/18/2019
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal Mendonsa fell and had a seizure Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years.
  • NYT’s Friedman: We Have a ‘Disturbed,’ ‘Demented’ Man as President

    01/12/2019 8:11:03 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11th, 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described President Donald Trump as “demented.” Friedman said, “It’s really sad. This is a party that has simply laid down for a demented man. They have been laying down for anyone who would energize their base, going back to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and now it’s Trump.” He added, “We’re really risking our luck here. How long can this go on? We have a disturbed man as president. That’s very clear. We have a party that is not ready to stand up to it. What worries...
  • Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump

    12/24/2018 3:08:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    New York Times ^ | Thomas L. Friedman
    Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump Republican leaders need to mount an intervention. Thomas L. Friedman By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 24, 2018 Up to now I have not favored removing President Trump from office. I felt strongly that it would be best for the country that he leave the way he came in, through the ballot box. But last week was a watershed moment for me, and I think for many Americans, including some Republicans. It was the moment when you had to ask whether we really can survive two more years of Trump as...
  • Two Michigan doctors are CLEARED of female genital mutilation charges as federal judge [tr]

    11/21/2018 4:16:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder
    A federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two doctors and six others involved in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a Detroit clinic, and also declared a US law banning the practice unconstitutional. US District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, who allowed his clinic in Livonia, Michigan, to be used for the procedure. The same charges were dismissed against Attar's wife, Farida, and Tahera Shafiq, who assisted in the procedure, as well as four women who tricked their daughters into going to the suburban...
  • Oct 2: The American Civil War, Part II

    11/13/2018 1:42:13 PM PST · by Jack Black · 60 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Thomas Friedman
    The nation is deeply divided, with each side seeing the other as “the enemy.” I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon. I never thought I’d end my career covering a civil war in America. We may not be there yet, but if we don’t turn around now, we will surely get where we’re going — which was best described by Senator Jeff Flake on Monday: “Tribalism is ruining us. It is tearing our country apart. It is no way for sane adults to act.” Sure, we’ve experienced bouts of intense social strife since the American Civil...
  • US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

    10/18/2018 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a victory for U.S. Ambassador David Friedman. He had long sought to end the Jerusalem consulate’s independent status but had faced resistance from within the State Department. Friedman’s push picked up steam in May after the Trump administration moved the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...
  • Trump Attorney New Unmasking Docs: Samantha Power Actively Worked With Media to Undermine President

    04/10/2018 6:33:26 PM PDT · by ethom · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Cristina Laila
    An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow and his senior counsel Carly Gammill appeared in a Washington D.C. federal court last week to find out when they will be receiving documents related to the Obama unmasking scandal. The ACLJ (American Center For Law and Justice) filed a FOIA lawsuit last summer and they are just now beginning to receive documents. Sekulow revealed the first batch of unmasking documents on his radio show Jay Live on Tuesday. The ACLJ received heavily redacted emails from former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power that show unprecedented unmasking and political bias in the final...
  • Thomas Friedman: Obama, Bush Will Have to Team Up Against Trump to End a Constitutional Crisis

    04/03/2018 11:57:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman speculated the Mueller special counsel probe will result in some sort of finding that will lead to a “constitutional crisis.” That according to Friedman will lead to former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama having to step and prevent a constitutional crisis.
  • ‘Herd Mentality’ Evident in Media Coverage of Israel — Former AP Reporter

    10/21/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    News coverage of Israel is distorted both by the lopsided amount of attention it gets from world media and from a “herd mentality” that embraces and promotes a narrow, simplistic view of “what the story is,” according to an author and former Associated Press reporter in Israel. Israel accounts for 0.01 percent of the world’s territory and has roughly the population of New York City, but when Matti Friedman joined the AP in 2006, he recalled in Jerusalem this week, the wire service had 40 full-time staff in the country. That was more than the number of AP staff covering...
  • If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim

    10/03/2017 9:29:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2017 | by Thomas L. Friedman
    If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted “Allahu akbar” before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas … If only he were a member of ISIS … If only we had a picture of him posing with a Quran in one hand and his semiautomatic rifle in another … If all of that had happened, no one would be telling us not to dishonor the victims and “politicize” Paddock’s mass murder by talking about preventive remedies. No, no, no. Then we know what we’d be doing. We’d be scheduling immediate...
  • PA blasts US ambassador for denying Israeli 'occupation' [i.e. Palestinian Authority]

    09/06/2017 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 09/06/17 14:23 | David Rosenberg
    The Palestinian Authority blasted US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling recent comments made by the Ambassador regarding Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria “unacceptable”. Last week, Ambassador Friedman spoke with the Jerusalem Post, which published the interview on Friday. During the course of the interview, Friedman referred to PA claims that Israel is “occupying” Judea and Samaria, calling Israel’s presence in the area the “alleged occupation”. In response, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization penned a letter to diplomats lambasting Ambassador Friedman for his comments, calling them unacceptable, AFP reported Wednesday. …
  • VANITY: Milton Friedman responds to Antifa

    08/18/2017 4:38:50 PM PDT · by who_would_fardels_bear · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman's prescient notions regarding Antifa and all like-minded communist brownshirts: Why Communism Must Lead to Corruption
  • Senator Franken Voted Against Ambassador Friedman for Calling Him a "Clown" and a "Moron"

    03/30/2017 8:19:46 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sometimes truth really is the best defense. All but two Democrats sided with J Street over Israel and voted against the confirmation of Ambassador Friedman. Republicans stood with the Jewish pro-Israel community. J Street lost. Jews and supporters of Israel won. Of the Senate Dems who spoke against Friedman, all but one were recipients of sizable amounts of J Street money. J Street is the anti-Israel pressure group set up by George Soros. Schatz, Udall, Van Hollen and Leahy had all gotten cash from J Street. Al Franken had not. But he had a better grievance against Ambassador Friedman. "Mr....
  • Trump Is a Chinese Agent (Barf Alert)

    03/29/2017 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03/29/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s the first thing he did? He threw away a U.S.-designed free-trade deal with 11 other Pacific nations — a pact whose members make up 40 percent of global G.D.P. The Trans-Pacific Partnership was based largely on U.S. economic interests, benefiting our fastest-growing technologies and agribusinesses, and had...