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  • 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...
  • #ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

    11/12/2018 4:15:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 130 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2018
    When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. "Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told the BBC. The National Rifle Association's tweet on Wednesday sparked anger. It came just hours before a gunman killed 12 people in a California bar. "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the NRA tweeted.
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • Antifa Protestor Who Helped Storm Tucker Carlson's House Provides Details In New OpEd

    11/11/2018 9:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/10/2018 | Beth Baumann
    After the Antifa group "Smash Racism DC" showed up outside the home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, one of the participants decided to give us their side of the story. Here's Alan Pyke's first-hand account of took place, which was originally written for ThinkProgress (emphasis mine): oped at link What this guy is saying is that the protestors who showed up outside of Carlson's home were "peaceful." If that was the case then they wouldn't show up at night, when Carlson was set to do his show and some wouldn't deface private property. If they were trying...
  • LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress

    11/08/2018 3:35:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | David Crary
    On the East Coast, West Coast and in heartland states between them, LGBT candidates scored a raft of notable midterm election victories — winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska. The head of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which recruits and assists LGBT candidates, said many of the winners in Tuesday’s elections were motivated by concerns over the Trump administration’s rollback of protections for transgender people. “We’ve worked hard to achieve the rights we have today,” said the fund’s CEO, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “But we realize we’re...
  • ‘Fact Checkers’ at Snopes Attempt to Bail Out Stacey Abrams from Armed Black Panthers Story

    11/05/2018 2:16:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams. Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her. The story went viral....
  • Democrat McCaskill reaches right in GOP-leaning Missouri

    11/04/2018 3:48:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/03/18
    COLUMBIA (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has approvingly evoked former President Ronald Reagan. She said she would back President Donald Trump if he stopped a migrant caravan at the border. And speaking on Fox News, she has decried "crazy Democrats." What is the Democratic senator up to? The vulnerable incumbent is appealing to the right in a bid to win a third term in a state that Trump won by 19 percentage points in 2016. She's betting a more centrist message will resonate with independents and moderate Republican voters she desperately needs to beat Republican challenger Josh Hawley, who...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Get Out the Vote Ad Warns Trump’s America Heading Toward Nazism

    11/04/2018 3:50:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in an ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign this weekend, warning that the United States is heading toward a political reality similar to that of Nazi Germany unless President Donald Trump’s power is restrained. “Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins. “We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue...
  • Waters on Violent Protests: “Protests Is About Making You Feel Uncomfortable”

    11/04/2018 2:35:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11.04.2018 @11:24am | NTK Staff
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) addressed criticism about violent Democratic protests saying “protest is about making you feel uncomfortable,” during an interview with Roland Martin on Saturday. “I told someone the other day who is trying to say that we’re violent when we protest, protest is about making you feel uncomfortable. I’m not supposed to come to you and say ‘may I protest you?’ No, absolutely not,” Waters said. …
  • Hickenlooper says ‘I’m running for president,’ then waffles ( Colorado)

    10/31/2018 11:06:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 31, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    At a diner in Hooksett, New Hampshire, Hickenlooper told a woman: “I’m the governor of Colorado and I’m gonna run for president.” ... But then Hickenlooper hesitated, just a bit. “To be honest,” he told the woman behind the counter, “I haven’t made a final decision, and if I say I’m absolutely going to, then there are all kinds of legal ramifications. … I’m leaning strongly.” ... It’s the second time in the last 11 days that he referred to his presidential ambitions. The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported on Oct. 19 that Hickenlooper seemed to be moving closer to...
  • Bewildered by recent violence, Jersey City community leaders 'hopeful' things will improve

    10/30/2018 6:35:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 29, 2018
    -- Back-to-back weekends of shootings have left community leaders bewildered and angry over senseless violence they say plagues neighborhoods in the southern part of the city. The recent spate of violence includes Friday's fatal shooting of Jade Saunders, a 17-year-old Lincoln High School student, and a Sunday morning gunfire that left a 20-year-old woman and 2-year-old boy hospitalized, authorities said. "I am outraged by the senseless murder of a young queen whose life was just beginning to bloom and that of a 2-year-old could not be protected from gun violence," said Pamela Johnson, the director of the Jersey City Anti-Violence...
  • Anger toward media spreads into local communities

    10/29/2018 10:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 8:33 PM EDT | David Bauder
    The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for many colleagues. While President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are usually centered on national outlets like CNN and The New York Times, the attitudes unleashed have filtered down to journalists on the street covering news in local communities across the country. When a president describes the press as enemies of the...
  • US government broadcaster to punish workers for Soros report

    10/29/2018 10:03:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 12:09 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Luis Alonso Lugo
    The U.S. government’s international broadcasting agency says it will discipline employees responsible for a television report on philanthropist George Soros that violated its professional ethics and standards. […] The report on Soros aired in May on Spanish-language Radio Television Marti network, which broadcasts to Cuba. It described him as a “Jewish multi-millionaire” influencing nations through non-government groups. It referenced the conservative organization Judicial Watch as believing he was undermining democracies. …
  • Christian News Site ‘LifeSite’ Blacklisted by Web Host

    10/29/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline. “LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement, Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.” “Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the...
  • Men kissing BMW commercial

    10/28/2018 6:24:00 PM PDT · by fhayek · 72 replies
    10/28/18 | vanity
    Watching the World Series, as is my wont. BMW has a commercial pushing senses beyond the normal five...In a rapid-fire montage of random couples kissing, you can catch a split-second shot of two men kissing. I rewound and replayed it several times. Definite homosexuality. Sheesh, not during baseball....
  • Paul Ryan: ‘Unfortunately’ the Right Now Practices Alinsky’s ‘Tribal Identity Politics’

    10/28/2018 10:14:18 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 118 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/28/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he believed conservatives have embraced “tribal identity politics,” in the style of leftist community organizer Saul Alinsky. Host John Dickerson asked, “You’ve seen some President Trump’s rallies, do those rallies accentuate the things that unite us or are they — do they do something very successful in politics which is sow division in the country? Do you see that happening at his rallies? Ryan said, “Sometimes, yeah...
  • Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer

    10/28/2018 9:36:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's call for more armed guards at places of worship in order to prevent shootings like the one that claimed the lives of 11 congregants at a synagogue in the city on Saturday. Instead, Peduto told NBC's "Meet the Press," he believes that gun control measures would go further to help stop these shootings. "I belong to an organization, a bipartisan organization, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I don't think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled...
  • Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

    10/25/2018 5:01:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
    Google says it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without a severance package. The surprise disclosure came Thursday in an email Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees after The New York Times reported that the company had dismissed the executive in charge of its Android software for sexual misconduct in 2014 and is still paying him a $90 million package. …
  • How Scientists Cracked the Climate Change Case

    10/25/2018 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | By Gavin Schmidt
    The latest report from the world’s climate scientists has made clear the size of the challenge if the world is to stay below the global warming limit hoped for in the Paris climate agreement. Unfortunately, with current trends we are likely to cross this threshold within the next two decades because we are already two-thirds of the way there. But how do we know what is driving these climate trends? It comes down to the same kind of detective work that typifies a crime scene investigation, only here we are dealing with a case that encompasses the whole world. Let...
  • Chelsea Clinton: I Could Maybe Run For Office One Day

    10/25/2018 10:42:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2018 | John Sexton
    My basic take on the Chelsea Clinton speculation has been that she speds way too much time on Twitter offering her political opinions to not be thinking about a run for office one day. But she’s been asked about her plans many times and always denies it. Today Chelsea changed her tune a bit. She told the Westchester Journal News that if the right opportunity came up, she might consider it: