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  • Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ in primaries

    07/15/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Meena Venkataramanan, Adia Robinson, Roey Hadar
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.” After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Joseph Crowley in an upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, candidates across the country are looking to her for inspiration. ABC News spoke with a few of them about their visions for the upcoming primary elections and the nation. Abdul El-Sayed Running to be Michigan’s next governor, Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar who’s been endorsed by Justice Democrats, a progressive advocacy group, Our Revolution,...
  • Court established adultery as legitimate

    07/04/2018 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/18 | Gil Ronen
    Rabbi Ya'akov Yakir, of the “Torat Hamedina” (“Torah of the State”) program at the Beit Orot Yeshiva, published a study that found that under Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak, the state recognized adultery as a bond that was no less legitimate than marriage. This means that if, for example, a married woman maintains an intimate relationship with a man married to another woman, the man may sue the woman for the alleged commitment she made to him in the context of their relationship, or vice versa. "There are two families here," he explained. "We claim in the study that...
  • Nancy Pelosi Scoffs at Leadership Challenge: I’m Female, I’m Progressive, What’s your Problem?

    06/28/2018 9:28:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/27/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi scoffed Wednesday when asked if the victory of self-described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over House Democratic Caucus chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) in New York’s 14th congressional district demonstrates a change in party leadership is needed. A partial transcript follows: REPORTER 1#: “Republicans are saying one of the things this [election] shows is that Democrat Socialism is ascendant in your party. Are they right about that?” REP PELOSI: “No, they’re no. It’s ascendant in that district, perhaps. I won’t accept any characterization of our party presented by the Republicans. Let me reject that right now....
  • Oklahoma Democrat caught removing congressional opponent's campaign signs ahead of primary

    06/26/2018 12:05:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Oklahoma congressional candidate has apologized after he was caught taking his opponent’s campaign signs from a street corner -- just before the state’s primary election. Tom Guild, who bills himself as a progressive Democrat vying for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district seat, was accused in a Facebook post of taking the signs of Kendra Horn, also a Democratic candidate. The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 100 times, included photos of Guild allegedly caught in the act. “Sometimes in the heat and rush of the campaign, mistakes are made,” Guild said in a statement to The Oklahoman. “On reflection, removing some...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...
  • Pedophile can run for Congress, thanks to McAuliffe decision restoring felons' rights

    06/01/2018 8:55:15 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    An admitted pedophile and convicted felon who spent more than a year in prison for threatening to kill President George W. Bush is legally able to run for Congress in Virginia this year because of a 2016 decision by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe to restore voting rights to thousands of felons. Nathan Larson, 37, of Catlett is running as an independent candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. He has expressed pro-pedophilia and incest views, and, in an interview with HuffPo this week, called it “normal” for men to be attracted to underage women. According to Larson’s campaign platform, he is for...
  • Who Is Dumbing Down The Public Schools?

    05/26/2018 1:09:03 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 26 replies
    Education Views ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    <p>“I, Robot” was recently on the tube. It tells an old story. Robots start off as loyal servants to humanity but they become rewired, or they rewire themselves, and soon the battle for dominance is on.</p> <p>As a robot army advances on the city, loudspeakers blare: “Stay in your home…for your own safety.” They want to take over the planet and rule but not for any selfish reasons of their own. They want only to help us.</p>
  • (NJ Gov.) Murphy: Raising gas tax (again) not popular but necessary

    05/24/2018 5:56:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 36 replies
    It’s not the news New Jersey drivers wanted to hear. This week we got word that gas tax collections have fallen behind expectations in the Garden State, which means the gas tax could be increased by 3 or 4 cents a gallon this fall. When lawmakers approved a plan to hike the gas tax almost 23 cents a gallon back in 2016 in order to fund the Transportation Trust Fund, the law was written in such a way to guarantee that a predictable level of revenue would be generated every year. If gasoline sales dip, according to the law, the...
  • How Far Left Will the Democrats Go in November?

    05/21/2018 4:50:22 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 May, 2018 | Rick Moran
    There's a runoff election in Texas's 7th Congressional District on Tuesday that may give a strong indication of just how far left Democratic candidates will run in November. The race pits the national Democrats' favorite attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher against a Bernie Sanders acolyte, activist Laura Moser. What makes the race interesting is that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) tried to sabotage Moser's candidacy by dumping a thick file of opposition research on the press just prior to the March 6 primary. The unusual move of the national campaign committee to try and undercut one of their own candidates...
  • Mother's Day: A Holiday of Heart, Not Political Hype

    05/13/2018 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/18 | Dennis Jamison
    Good mothers usually have good hearts, and are often willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the whole family. They deserve to have a special day to honor them, and “to have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as w It is hard for many to believe that Mother’s Day could be used politically for messaging to the masses, but it has been used that way since it was originally created. At the time of the official creation of Mother’s Day, the original intent behind it was simply a day to honor...
  • Do Illinoisans support a progressive tax? It depends on how you ask

    05/01/2018 7:44:32 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 11 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | 5/1/18 | Cole Lauterbach and Greg Bishop
    A poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University showed nearly three-quarters of those asked support a tax that “would be lower for lower-income taxpayers and higher for upper income taxpayers.” When asked if they would support a tax that “would result in single filers earning over $17,300 to pay more in taxes,” support drops to 14 percent. The Illinois Policy Institute asked that question in a poll in late March and early April. “We know we have to increase revenue to get our state out of it (economic trouble) and I believe this (progressive tax)...
  • K-12: How Our Schools Make Monsters

    04/24/2018 3:08:54 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Lots of people who study K-12 education end up looking for a metaphor, a parallel, to explain the unnecessary stupidity of our public schools. Don't bother. Ayn Rand has run ahead and done the job. In 1970, Rand published a long [17k words] essay titled "The Comprachicos" (which roughly translates to the child-buyers). It lovingly examines a bit of history mentioned in a Victor Hugo novel. He wrote about vicious exploiters who mutilate and transform children into all sorts of freaks, dwarfs, gymnasts, and novelties. The techniques are analogous to those used by bonsai masters. You cut, twist, break, deprive...
  • Who is the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'?

    04/18/2018 11:38:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Jody Murray
    The Fresno State English professor who lashed out at the late Barbara Bush, calling the former first lady an "amazing racist," has made a mark as an author writing about her personal life and Arab-American heritage. Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978, according to her Wiki page, to an Egyptian-Greek mother and Palestinian father. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, then returned with her family to the U.S. in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War. According to Fresno State officials, Jarrar has been on leave this semester from the university, where her instruction includes creative writing. "Many...
  • Weasel words and what do they mean?

    04/10/2018 11:46:29 PM PDT · by Fhios · 15 replies
    4/11/18 | vanity
    An interesting moment I caught during Ted Cruz's excellent grilling of Mark Zuckerberg. Cruz: "Of the 20 thousand people you say monitor the content of users ... do you know any of their political affiliations"? Zuckerberg: "Senator we 'GENERALLY' do not hire people based on their political affiliation". Here's the link to the particular moment: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=3712 Generally merely means 'not the majority' totally avoiding the question of the facebook minitors. This is something Ted Cruz wouldn't pass up to follow up on the use of 'GENERALLY'. Next question is why didn't any of the Senators ask Zuckerberg of how much...
  • Pope Mourns Deaths Of ‘The Defenseless’ After Israeli Forces Kill Hamas Terrorists

    04/03/2018 3:10:33 PM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 3, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Pope Francis is among those who did not learn history and so is destined to repeat it. That, or he is just another in a long line of papal antisemites. I think it’s the latter. Hitler’s Pope, Pope Pius XII, before and during the Nazi era, assisted in the legitimization of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany, through the pursuit of a Reichskonkordat (“Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich”) in 1933. How is this any different? Not only did the Vatican help to norm and mainstream Hitler in the early 30’s, their work with Nazis carried on...
  • ‘Controversial Programming’: Progressive Insurance Pulls Ads From Laura Ingraham Show

    03/31/2018 6:56:45 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-31-2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Progressive insurance, a major publicly traded company, has decided to pull ads off Laura Ingraham’s radio programs, Breitbart News can confirm. In addition to the news of the decision to pull the ads, Progressive–through an ad placement firm–at least partially defined what qualifies as a reason to pull Progressive ads off the air of a certain program: “Controversial programming.” Even so, despite coining that term for this, Progressive refused to further define what it means by “controversial programming.” A media ad-buying-and-placement firm for Progressive insurance notified radio affiliates on Friday morning to stop airing ads on or near Ingraham’s programming....
  • The Fragile Legacy of Barack Obama

    03/28/2018 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Boston Review ^ | March 28, 2018 | by ELAINE KAMARCK
    It becomes clearer every day that Barack Obama, a historic president, presided over a somewhat less than historic presidency. With only one major legislative achievement (Obamacare)—and a fragile one at that—the legacy of Obama’s presidency mainly rests on its tremendous symbolic importance and the fate of a patchwork of executive actions. How much of that was due to fate and how much was due to Obama’s own shortcomings as a politician is up for debate and is a question that emerges from Princeton historian Julian Zelizer’s new edited volume, The Presidency of Barack Obama. With contributions from seventeen historians, the...
  • Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?”

    03/17/2018 8:20:50 AM PDT · by Mafe · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 17, 2018 | Hunter Lewis
    In a recent article, David Brooks (New York Times “conservative” columnist who — surprise — writes as a “progressive”) suggests that “the culture war” is over or close to over: progressives have already won. Their opponents, “the … less educated ... tribalists” have “self-marginalized over the past two years.” In addition, progressives “are getting better and more aggressive at silencing dissenting behavior. ...” As a result, they could now “be on the verge of delegitimizing their foes, on guns but also much else, rendering them untouchable for anybody who wants to stay in polite society … [avoid being] morally illegitimate...
  • Laughing At The Fake Feminists [Video only]

    03/08/2018 10:26:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-8-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] When it comes to the ongoing wave of migrant rape and sexual assault in Europe the people I feel most sorry for are the refugee-friendly Progressive feminists because, when they get raped, they won't even know who to blame without being a racist. What am I saying... of course they will. They'll blame all men as usual while telling everybody else not to generalize. I hadn't intended to talk about this subject again for a while but it’s International Women’s Day so, how can I resist? You may know that a couple of recent videos of mine have been...
  • Press Release: The Launch of National Security Action

    02/27/2018 1:45:39 PM PST · by smileyface · 34 replies
    National Security Action ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
    “National Security Action” Launches to Take on Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy, Offer Affirmative Progressive Vision More than 50 national security leaders and experts advise the new group Washington—More than 50 preeminent national security leaders and experts have come together to launch National Security Action, an advocacy organization committed to advancing a progressive vision of American global leadership and opposing the Trump administration’s reckless foreign policy. Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Jake Sullivan, who held senior foreign policy positions during the Obama administration and served as the Clinton campaign’s Senior Policy Advisor in 2016, are Co-Chairs of the...