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  • Progressive activists to Democratic leaders: talk about race or step aside

    08/08/2018 3:32:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 27 replies
    Vice News ^ | 8/6/18
    ORLEANS — Progressive activists at Netroots Nation in New Orleans this past weekend had a message for the establishment of the Democratic Party: start talking about race or step aside. The marquee annual conference for the left — a key stop for possible presidential candidates since its first meeting in 2006 — made it clear in their program at the outset, that “Democrats must abandon the myth of the white swing voter and invest in the multi-racial, multicultural coalition of voters that make up the majority of our electorate.” But some Democrats are better prepared for this than others. In...
  • Senator Kamala Harris: Vote for Me Or You're Racist

    08/06/2018 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 08-06-2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama in a dress is really off to a great start, spending a lot of money on planning her presidential campaign, while strongly hinting that anyone who isn't on board is a racist. Sen. Kamala Harris accused critics of “identity politics” of weaponizing the term to diminish issues of race, gender and sexual orientation, pressing Democrats on Friday to address those issues head on. “I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris told the progressive gathering Netroots Nation, wading into a messaging debate roiling Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. “Because let’s be clear, when people say...
  • Submerged In A Din Of Identity Politics

    07/27/2018 7:46:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    The human animal seems hard-wired for tribalism, and the ties that bind are shaped by our compelling need to group together, obeying calls for loyalties and exclusions. Some groupings not only contribute to the gratifications of bonding, whether in family, clubs, choirs or loyalty to sports teams, but also provide the glue that holds a community together. But tribes become the "factions" that former President George Washington warned against in his Farewell Address, heightening differences and rivalries that the Founding Fathers hoped to dilute through checks and balances in the three branches of government. In the age of the internet,...
  • Heather Mac Donald on Identity Politics, Klavan on Culture, Andy McCarthy on Jihadism (AUDIO)

    06/06/2018 11:57:06 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 6/6/2018 | Ben Weingarten
    Today Ben Weingarten launched a new podcast, Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten, of likely interest. Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten features compelling long-form conversations with exceptional thinkers and doers -- primarily though not exclusively of a conservative/libertarian bent -- on the most critical ideas and issues of our time, and all time. The podcast aims to inject a counter-narrative to the prevailing progressive orthodoxy, and elicit deep insights on fundamental questions ranging from national security to economics, and philosophy to culture – fostering timeless discussions on what really matters, rather than chasing the news cycle. Here are the inaugural episodes:...
  • Trump’s response to the Roseanne incident betrayed a lack of knowledge about black history

    06/02/2018 7:59:16 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    WP ^ | June 2 at 9:00 AM | Eugene Scott
    President Trump’s response to the Roseanne Barr controversy this week exemplified a concern many Americans have about him: He does not understand the history of race in America.
  • Poll: Support for legal marijuana hits all-time high

    04/26/2018 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | Max Greenwood
    Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters back legalizing marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Support for legalization hit 63 percent in the survey — the highest level of support recorded by a Quinnipiac poll. A third of American voters still oppose legalization, the poll found. Support for medical marijuana is even higher, at 93 percent. Only about 5 percent of respondents opposed it. The poll also found little support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions's decision earlier this year to rescind an Obama-era policy that paved the way for individual states to legalize marijuana without federal interference. Seventy percent...
  • Black reparations? Let's call the Democrats' bluff

    04/27/2018 10:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/27/2018 | Mason Weaver
    Now we are talking about reparations? Why now? Americans elected our first black president, gave him full control over both houses of Congress and high support from the press. Why didn’t Obama fight for reparations as president? It’s the same reason Democrats don’t really fight for DACA – they only want to use the issue. It is their technique to paint Republicans as anti-black. If Congress were to ask for reparations, it would really be great to see Trump out-Trump them again as he did on DACA. He should ask them to propose a bill for him to consider. This...
  • Intersectionality and Anti-Semitism

    03/07/2018 6:19:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is an anti-Semite. This isn't in question. It's a fact, and one the minister continues to underscore with each speech. Last week, he spoke before the 2018 Saviours' Day event in Chicago. He stated: "White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God's grace, has pulled the cover off the eyes of that Satanic Jew, and I'm here to say your time is up, your world is through." Just for good measure, he added, "Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting...
  • How Identity Politics Is Made to Destroy Us

    02/25/2018 8:15:16 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 15 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 25, 2018 | David Horowitz
    In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers. “Last night the president put forth a plan,” Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “Let me just say what I said last night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again.” This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen one, since Trump’s announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from President...
  • Putin Becoming 'a Decorative Dictator'

    02/17/2018 1:20:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | 2018 | Semyon Novoprudsky
    The chief paradox of the upcoming elections in Russia is that everyone knows who the winner will be but no one knows what his policy will be – or even whether it will be completely 'his.' After establishing “a personalist dictatorship, Putin has watched as his system has drifted into one in which he will remain president, but “groups of siloviki” will fight over the spoils. Putin’s inability to protect members of his elite from the consequences of Western sanctions has given rise to this situation. Those sanctions have already led to the failure of three of the 15 largest...
  • Identity Politics is Doomed to Fail, Just Don’t Ask the Democrats

    02/05/2018 2:15:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The idea of identity politics originates in the cultural Marxism of the 20th century and to put it very simply, it makes for a sample of collectivism (as a political ideology) in its purest form. There are 2 basic philosophical doctrines in this world: collectivism and individualism (left and right of the political spectrum) and they are antithetic. Collectivism is a political philosophy and a moral stance, i.e. it’s an ideology that emphasizes the group and the interests of the group rather than of the individual. Since groups are abstract concepts as they are composed strictly from individuals (you can’t...
  • Liberal Congressman's Gay Son Comes Out...As a Trump-Supporting Republican

    01/11/2018 4:10:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Here we have an interesting 'coming out' tale from a young man whose liberal family was "overjoyed" when he told them he is gay.  The real trouble began, you see, when he started having impure thoughts.  Political thoughts.  Adam Levine is the son of a former Democratic Congressman from southern California.  And now he's telling the world about how he came to realize that he's a conservative, and how his vote for Donald Trump has made him a pariah within the "open minded" circles in which he's operated for most of his life.  Before I start quoting his piece, allow...
  • Greenfield: Identity Politics Works Until You Run Out of Other People

    01/03/2018 4:58:18 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | January 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 01, 2018 Identity Politics Works Until You Run Out of Other People Posted by Daniel Greenfield Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other people’s money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other people’s money can be borrowed against. That’s why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet...
  • Identity Politics Works Until Your Run Out of Other People

    01/02/2018 8:32:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 1-2-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other people’s money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other people’s money can be borrowed against. That’s why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet of sexual identities, a Big Bang of ethnicities, national, cultural, racial and religious, each with its own microaggressions,...
  • Animal Farm, SJWs, and Identity Politics

    12/08/2017 8:48:22 AM PST · by Discoshaman · 4 replies
    Byte-Size Politics ^ | 12/8/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    Many social justice activists have become the very thing they originally hated -- racist, sexist, marginalizing, and bigoted.
  • Why Liberal Democrats Ignored Sexual Harassment for So Many Years

    12/07/2017 7:06:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    The quick answer is that liberalism is no longer an ideology, focused on ideas. It is a sociology, bent on acquiring political power and social dominance. George McGovern was the last Democratic presidential nominee who ran an issues campaign. That was 45 years ago. Since then Democratic politicians and their liberal supporters in the mainstream media have moved steadily away from issues and toward the politics of identity. Can you think of a single issue highlighted in Hillary ClintonÂ’s 2016 campaign? I bet you canÂ’t. For the most part, all the issues we have been discussing since the days of...
  • The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

    12/06/2017 4:00:20 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Imprimis ^ | November 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    The beginnings of identity politics can be traced to 1973, the year the first volume of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago—a book that demolished any pretense of communism’s moral authority—was published in the West. The ideological challenge of socialism was fading, its fighting spirit dwindling. This presented a challenge for the Left: how to carry on the fight against capitalism when its major ideological alternative was no longer viable? The Left found its answer in an identity politics that grew out of anti-colonialism. Marx’s class struggle was reformulated into an ethno-racial struggle—a ceaseless competition between colonizer and colonized, victimizer and victim,...
  • New York’s Leadership is Mostly White. That’s Roiling the Speaker’s Race.

    11/07/2017 8:54:35 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2017 | Shane Goldmacher
    Rarely is the question asked: Is New York ready for a white male political leader? But with a white man widely expected to be re-elected as mayor (Bill de Blasio), a white man as governor (Andrew M. Cuomo), a white man as attorney general (Eric T. Schneiderman), and white men as city and state comptroller (Scott M. Stringer and Thomas P. DiNapoli), race has emerged as a flash point in the elbows-out battle to lead the City Council for the next four years. The speakership contest, for arguably the second most powerful elected post in city government, has raged behind...
  • Kremlin-Connected ‘Troll Farm’ Organized Facebook Event To Protest Donald Trump

    10/31/2017 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/2017 | Bre Payton
    Days after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, thousands flocked to the streets of New York City to demonstrate against the president elect in a protest organized by a Kremlin-connected Facebook page called BlackMattersUS, The Hill reports. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people attended the protest organized by the Facebook page, which, according to an archived screen grab, had more than 99,000 likes.“Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” the Facebook event page reads for the protest, which was called “Trump is NOT my President. March against Trump.” “Divided is the reason we just fell,” it reads. “We must...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...