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  • ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down

    09/06/2019 10:46:40 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/6/2019 | Sam Stein Politics, Gideon Resnick Political
    ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down. The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress, will stop current operations on Friday
  • ‘Impeachment August’ Ends with a Whimper for Progressive Groups

    09/03/2019 6:59:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2019 | Kristina Wong
    “Impeachment August” is officially over, but with progressive groups reaching few of the goals they hoped to reach towards the impeachment of President Trump. Twelve groups had banded together in hopes of convincing lawmakers — particularly from swing districts — to back the impeachment of Trump during the August break, when members of Congress were back home and in front of constituents. However, during August, only one Democrat from a district rated a “toss up” by the Cook Political Report came out in favor of impeachment — Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), from Illinois’ 14th district.
  • Why are Americans so Angry?

    08/22/2019 6:16:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18 August 2019 | editorial staff
    Why are Americans so Angry? Face it. The U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and it no longer represents them. This causes a rage, an anger because Americans feel helpless. You see, there is absolutely nothing they can do about anything. Nothing. Americans are absolutely powerless, and the ballot box is simply a facade. One reason the American public is so passive relates to the fact many people live in a state of willful denial. To admit your country runs more like the Corleone family than some famed tome of Greek political-philosophy is a difficult step to take....
  • Woodstock 50’s Failure Is the New Left’s Success

    08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Nate Hochman
    The revolution has been canceled, or at least postponed for a while. Apparently, we are told, there were some “unforeseen setbacks.” That’s the vague explanation provided for the catastrophic failure of Woodstock 50, a doomed attempt at recreating the famous 1969 music festival in upstate New York for its 50th anniversary. Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original Woodstock and the mastermind behind this recent planned reincarnation, endured months of nightmarish organizational impediments — bureaucratic issues, lagging enthusiasm, and the withdrawal of a host of significant investors and performers — before ultimately throwing in the towel earlier this week.
  • The El Paso Shooter Admits He Is A Progressive Leftist

    08/04/2019 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    America First ^ | 08/04/19
    It should come as no surprise that the FakeNews Industrial Complex has already pounced on the latest mass shooting for political purposes. Already there has been a flurry of cries from pundits and presidential candidates alike insisting that this shooting was somehow caused by President Trump and his rhetoric, and that this is allegedly further proof that our President is stoking racial division. But once again, the media is ignoring an inconvenient little thing called the Truth. First, the shooter expresses his disdain for both major parties; he decries the Democrats’ open-borders policies while also declaring that “the Republican Party...
  • El Paso Terrorist Is a Hardcore Progressive...

    08/04/2019 8:01:22 AM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 04, 2019 | Nan and Byron McKeeby
    It is clear from his words that he is a PROGRESSIVE white nationalist – what was once defined as a “Nazi.”
  • San Francisco and Seattle: A tale of two cities mired in a homeless crisis

    07/29/2019 12:46:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    KOMO ^ | July 23, 2019 | Matt Markovich
    San Francisco and Seattle share many common threads. Both are politically progressive cities mired in a homeless crisis flanked by a growing unsheltered population experiencing drug addiction and mental illness. Each city is looking at the other for solutions. The leadership of each city is has been criticized for not having a plan that works, for not reducing the number of unsheltered homeless, for not getting people into housing, not getting people into drug abuse and mental illness treatment and all without breaking the bank. Despite increased incremental spending of tens of millions of dollars each year, San Francisco leaders...
  • Seattle fights preview battle between Democrats, democratic socialists

    07/28/2019 10:04:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/28/19 | Reid Wilson
    A pitched battle between mainstream Democrats and more liberal democratic socialists is roiling Seattle, one of the most progressive cities in the country, in a potential preview of the choice Democratic voters face in picking a presidential nominee. Amid raging debate over the future of the party in Seattle, a city where President Trump won just 8 percent of the vote in 2016, both mainstream Democrats and the most liberal candidates find themselves aligning with the president on some issues. Like Trump, mainstream Democrats led by Mayor Jenny Durkan are warning of the dangers of socialism, while more liberal candidates...
  • Ted Cruz, progressive hero? Texan defies hard-liner image with AOC cooperation and more

    07/22/2019 7:23:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/2019 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Something's changed about Ted Cruz – and it’s not just the beard. First, there was the common ground with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Then, there was the push for people to donate supplies to detained migrants at the border. Then, Cruz called out Tennessee for honoring a Confederate Army general with an ugly past. Is the senator from Texas – the unapologetic conservative who ran for president in 2016 saying Republicans win by painting “in bold colors, not pale pastels”– making a conscious effort to expand his appeal beyond conservatives? “I do think it’s intentional,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican consultant based...
  • Wait Till You See What the National Education Association Is Up To

    07/16/2019 8:03:40 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 18 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 7/16/2019 | Laurie Higgins
    The first weekend in July, the National Education Association (NEA) held its annual Representative Assembly in Houston, an assembly consisting of “nearly 7,000 delegates.” The National Education Association is a “progressive” political activist organization that masquerades—er, I mean, identifies as an educational organization. . . . . . . . Read these “New Business Items” just passed by the NEA, and see if you believe the NEA honors its Code of Ethics: •“The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.” •“The NEA will immediately call...
  • A progressive push to turn teen girls into… hookers

    06/29/2019 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/28/19 | Andrea Peyser
    Queens is about to get a heckuva lot more pervert-friendly, and parents, some current and former sex workers and rank-and-file Democrats are seeing scarlet. Scaring the stuffing out of a wide swath of residents of a borough already plagued with an enormous number of working girls, boys and transgender individuals is the apparent Democratic primary victory this week of Tiffany Cabán for district attorney, which pretty much makes the self-described “queer Latina’’ and BFF of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a shoo-in. Problem is, the 31-year-old democratic socialist is so enamored with the world’s oldest profession, she promised to stop arresting not...
  • Traditionalists Secure (2020 UMC) General Conference Majority

    06/26/2019 8:23:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Good News ^ | June 24, 2019 | Tom Lambrecht
    With nearly all the annual conferences in the U.S. having voted, it appears that a sufficient number of traditional-minded delegates have been elected to assure a narrow but clear traditionalist majority at the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis. These delegates will be able to prevent the overturning of parts of the Traditional Plan that were enacted in St. Louis, will seek to enact revised versions of the parts of the Traditional Plan that were not enacted or ruled unconstitutional, and will press forward with other reforms to position The United Methodist Church as a more vital church capable of fruitful...
  • Why Can't Progressive Media Make a Profit Trying to Destroy Capitalism?

    06/15/2019 7:37:54 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 14 replies
    Bill Whittle ^ | 6/15/2019 | Bill Whittle, Scott Ott, Stephen Green
    Bill Whittle, Scott Ott, and Stephen Green on Right Angle discussion: Salon, ThinkProgress, Vox and other Progressive media outlets struggle to stay out of bankruptcy despite the growing popularity of socialism in the United States. Is this proof that free enterprise is a failed economic model when a good-hearted Progressive can't make a profit trying to destroy capitalism?
  • A New Bible Translation That Challenges The Progressive Religious Agenda

    06/13/2019 4:18:38 PM PDT · by CCC News · 58 replies ^ | 6/13/2019 | The LSV Bible
    Despite a push by 20th and 21st century progressive translators to paraphrase and de-genderize the Bible, one team is seeking to do just the opposite: translate the Bible as literally as possible, not just "essentially literal" like the recent English Standard Version, but truly word-for-word wherever possible. From The LSV's Preface: Many have undertaken to translate the sacred Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek writings—known collectively as The Holy Bible—into English, with varying degrees of success. The word Bible comes from the Greek βιβλία, the plural form of βιβλίον (“book” or “scroll”). Thus the Holy Books or Holy Scrolls are the protocanonical...
  • Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote

    06/02/2019 12:38:56 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | Friday, May 31st 2019, 7:15 AM EDT | By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer
    Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election. Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating "court packing," that is, upping the number of Supreme Court justices to balance the bench -- or ensure a liberal majority. The idea is unlikely to succeed for historical and practical reasons but its resonance on the campaign trail reflects Democrats' new emphasis on the...
  • Nanny state or progressive politics? In ‘Ban Francisco,’ the debate rages on

    05/21/2019 1:48:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    sfgate ^ | 5/19/19 | Catherine Ho
    To San Franciscan Chris Chin, the owner of a vape shop in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the proposed e-cigarette ban being considered by city officials would be tantamount to becoming the ultimate “nanny city.” “I’ve renamed it ‘Ban Francisco’ because you can’t do anything in the city,” said Chin, whose store, Gone With the Smoke, stands to go out of business if the city enacts the proposed ban. “You can’t get a plastic straw or bag, or flavored tobacco. What’s next?” Chin’s sentiments capture an undercurrent of frustration that a city once famous for its free-spirited ethos has strayed so...
  • Scientists Assemble Pan-Genome of Cultivated Tomato and Its Wild Relatives

    05/20/2019 5:02:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 14may19 | Editorial staff
    An international team of researchers led by Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and the U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service has created a pan-genome that captures all of the genetic information of 725 cultivated and wild tomatoes, establishing a resource that promises to help breeders develop more flavorful and sustainable varieties. The team found 4,873 new genes and identified a rare version of a gene that can make tomatoes tastier.
  • Pete Buttigieg And The Quest For 'Progressive' Christianity

    05/02/2019 3:37:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | 5/1/2019 | Albert Mihler
    The race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States continues to intensify as energy builds from the almost weekly announcements of a new candidate vying for the nomination. Most recently, Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his candidacy for Commander and Chief. It came as no surprise, but now he is officially in. The surprise in the race is a candidate who has captured the continued (and largely adoring) gaze of the media. His name appears relentlessly in the headlines from every major media outlet. He has become a national sensation—and he is a name that very...
  • What if we behaved as leftists behave?

    04/17/2019 9:57:51 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    WND Editorial ^ | 18APR19 | Erik Rush
    They label their opponents as racists – one of the most odious things a person can be thought of in America – with absolutely no substantiation for the charge, and they do it unceasingly. When words fail, they violently attack those with whom they disagree. Indeed, they routinely countenance violence yet, in passive-aggressive stance, bleat like helpless, wretched victims when their opponents take the offensive, or even suggest taking the offensive. In the workplace, they take improper liberties with their subordinates and engage in fraud in order to get their children into high-profile universities. Their captains of industry conspire to...
  • How A Progressive Government Will 'Disappear' America

    03/24/2019 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Academia has filled the heads of their students with pipe dreams of Marxism and communism, where everyone's problems will be solved by the benevolent government. Katie Hopkins warned Americans about the dangers of unrestricted Islamic immigration and described in frank detail how it has affected the U.K. and Europe, contributing to a social decline and an inimical atmosphere. Thanks to Barack Obama’s eight-year Islamophobic presidency, unrestricted immigration has spread to the United States. Michael Savage, the conservative talk show host, was banned from the U.K. for alleged hate speech which offended Islam. Few advocated on his behalf to protect his...