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  • Cuomo Vows New York Will Lead Nation With Progressive Agenda

    01/02/2019 7:06:47 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 1/1/2019 | STEPHEN R. GROVES
    Sounding like the presidential candidate he insists he is not, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unleashed an energetic attack against President Donald Trump's policies Tuesday, pledging New York will lead the nation forward with the most progressive agenda in state history.
  • The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year

    01/01/2019 5:48:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    I rarely make predictions -- whether of election results or anything else. My policy has always been to say what I believe should be done, not what will be done. I am making an exception with regard to America in 2019. 2019 will be a dark year in America. Thanks to the left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media, Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 -- with innumerable hearings, exposes, criminal investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the point. Defamation will....
  • The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

    12/27/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    And this year ends with our loser ruling class shedding any pretense of legitimacy in its quest to reclaim the power we took back from it in 2016. The reaction to Donald Trump by our alleged betters - SPOILER: They are much, much worse than us - is instructive. They have abandoned all the principles they once claimed to support - democracy, civil rights, due process, and equality. None of those principles help them to keep or regain power anymore, so they are expendable. As are you. Liberalism was always a lie and a scam, right from its sordid...
  • Marching to the leftist drummer

    12/20/2018 4:25:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Carl Schwitzer
    Careful scrutiny of how the left operates reveals a tiered hierarchy. There is a small cadre of elite leftist leaders who know the true nature of the evil that they perpetrate. This leadership is utterly self-serving and utterly cynical. This is where you find the true psychopaths, racial eugenicists, etc. Examples include Vladimir Lenin, Lavrentiy Beria, Heinrich Himmler, and George Soros. They have a praetorian guard of similarly elite true believers in the causes trundled out for consumption by the leadership. These are intelligent, motivated, and charismatic champions of causes like environmentalism, multiculturalism, Malthusianism, etc. These are the people who...
  • America's transformation into a mystical pantheist God-state

    12/11/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    In his penetrating analysis of pagan Progressivism, M. Stanton Evans author of "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," observes that it is only against the background of neo-paganism that the bizarre 'isms' of Progressive politics come into focus. The common feature of all these movements – naturalism, materialism, sexism, multiculturalism, feminism, determinism, economic determinism, racism, heteronormativism, and patriarchalism for instance, is that they view irrational nature itself as ultimate and sovereign. In other words, they make a god of irrational nature – its laws, energies, and matter – which is precisely why Al Gore is synonymous...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) - Metallicman

    12/09/2018 4:46:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • America’s New Religions

    12/08/2018 9:36:44 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12-7-18 | Andrew Sullivan
    Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being. It’s in our genes and has expressed itself in every culture, in every age, including our own secularized husk of a society. By religion, I mean something quite specific: a practice not a theory; a way of life that gives meaning, a meaning that cannot really be defended without recourse to some transcendent value, undying “Truth” or God (or gods). Which is to say, even today’s atheists are expressing an attenuated form of religion. Their denial of any God is...
  • Trump and the ongoing culture war

    11/26/2018 6:41:02 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2018 | Robert Knight
    It doesn’t matter if you’re a Hispanic or black or Asian conservative in the growing #WalkAway movement from the Democratic Party; you are a white male bigot. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was not even included in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Feminists have been declaring conservative women to be non-female for decades for not worshiping at the shrines of abortion and sexual anarchy. Well, a lot of people have had enough of our progressively dysfunctional culture, which is the main reason that Donald Trump was elected. Many Americans saw their country being changed beyond...
  • America’s Cold Civil War

    11/21/2018 5:08:00 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Oct, 2018 | Charles R. Kesler
    In the Claremont Review of Books, we have described our current political scene as a cold civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life. One vision is based on the original Constitution as amended. This is the Constitution grounded in the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution written in 1787 and ratified in 1788. It has...
  • Charting the Danger of the Modern Left

    11/20/2018 8:56:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    o one understands the dysfunctions and debilitating impact of America's political system in the swamp better than Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup. For decades between them, they followed Washington for Wall Street at one of America's largest brokerage houses. For the last 16 years, the two have run their own, independent research shop, delivering political commentary and forecasting to the investment community, studying the intersection between politics and economics. This pushed them into a relentless pursuit of the new left -- measuring its deleterious impact on everything it touches -- most especially Western civilization. To this end, Melcher and Soukup...
  • Conservatism vs. Progressivism

    11/05/2018 9:52:37 PM PST · by hawaiianninja · 5 replies
    The Heritage Foundation / YouTube ^ | 31Oct2018 | Genevieve Wood
    The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood explains three fundamental differences between being a Conservative and being a Progressive.
  • [History 1993] Sen. Daniel P Moynihan PhD (D-NY) "Defining Deviancy Down"

    10/25/2018 10:00:36 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 4 replies
    American Scholar Quarterly ^ | Winter 1993 | Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    The change in the Democrat Party over the past 25 years cannot be made more clear than to read this scholarly article by what was a senior US Senator / Harvard Professor / Ambassador and immediate predecessor of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) [2001-07]! Moynihan may have been the last or one of the last centrist Democrat politicians and the movement of that party to the far LEFT is illustrated by this monograph that is still very much worth reading!
  • THE DEMOCRATS’ LEFTWARD MARCH

    10/18/2018 11:45:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 18, 2018 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    This is all a long preface for setting up notice of Thomas Edsall’s column in the New York Times today, Over the past 18 years, the Democratic electorate has moved steadily to the left, as liberals have displaced moderates. . . From 2001 to 2018, the share of Democratic voters who describe themselves as liberal has grown from 30 to 50 percent, according to data provided by Lydia Saad, a senior editor at the Gallup Poll. . . Well-educated whites, especially white women, are pushing the party decisively leftward. According to Gallup, the share of white Democrats calling themselves liberal...
  • How Liberals Could Declare War on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court

    10/05/2018 12:49:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-4-18 | Mark Joseph Stern
    By all indications, Brett Kavanaugh is about to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.... His confirmation ... will plunge the Supreme Court into a legitimacy crisis that could weaken its power over the long term. This crisis will become particularly acute if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency but find their reforms stymied by a reactionary judiciary. The broad consensus over the court’s authority to interpret the Constitution will crumble. (...) (...) But what happens when Democrats take back the legislative and executive branches? What if Democrats pass Medicare for All, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh...
  • Top Twelve Beliefs of the Modern left

    10/04/2018 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 26 replies
    In no particular order 1. A modern leftist believes that any man accused of sexual misconduct is guilty until proven innocent, unless they are a prominent democrat. 2. A modern leftist believes their views are so morally superior, that they have a right to use-- harassment, threats and violence-- on those with whom they disagree. 3. A modern leftist believes that political speech they don't like should be censored and often punished. 4. A modern leftist thinks that the primary purpose of the education system is to indoctrinate other people's children with leftist values. 5. A modern leftist believes they...
  • Two Pieces That Are Foundational to Understanding the American Left

    09/25/2018 2:58:28 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show (website) ^ | 9-25-18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: First, Jim Geraghty. Folks, this is so right on the money. “The more time I spend covering politics,” Mr. Geraghty writes, “the more I’m convinced that a significant chunk of grassroots political activists aren’t really arguing about politics at all. These folks are actually grappling with personal psychological issues and projecting it onto the world of politics. Every problem they had with a parent is projected onto authority figures. “Every religious person who ever scolded them or made them feel guilty becomes the embodiment of organized religion and demonstrates its menace. Because they’ve had a bad experience with a...
  • Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution (Repost)

    09/24/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    (The other day) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Israel to receive an award for her commitment to tikkun olam (“to heal the world” in Hebrew,) a spiritual concept that progressive Jews have long (distorted) so that their malleable religious views could better align with leftist orthodoxy. It’s the sort of convenient philosophy that allows traditions to be subsumed by the vagaries of contemporary politics. So it is with an increasing number of Democrats and the Constitution: a document they seem believe must bend to the will of their policy preferences rather than preserve legal continuity, limited government, individual liberty,...
  • Moderate Democrat Attacked Over Marriage, Gender Identity Stands

    08/29/2018 10:22:01 AM PDT · by edwinland · 7 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | Matt McDonald
    Homosexuality and transgenderism were flashpoints in a debate Tuesday night between a liberal Democrat trying to unseat a moderate veteran state representative in northern Massachusetts. State Representative Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) criticized challenger Sabrina Heiser, a member of the Dracut School Committee, for drawing the vast majority of her campaign funds from outside the district, which she charged comes from rich people trying to buy the seat to further their left-wing agenda.
  • Explaining the Left, Part III: Leftism as Secular Religion

    08/27/2018 11:15:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    One of the most important books of the 20th century -- it remains a best-seller 59 years after it was first published -- is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Marx saw man's primary drive as economic, and Freud saw it as sex. But Frankl believed -- correctly, in my opinion -- that the greatest drive of man is meaning. One can be poor and chaste and still be happy. But one cannot be bereft of meaning and be happy -- no matter how rich or how sexually fulfilled one may be. The greatest provider of meaning for the...
  • With fake history, as it is with fake news, truth is not the truth

    08/25/2018 9:19:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    In understanding the fake news that pervades every day life, it is important to understand the fake history which is fueling it. The problem here, is the mistaken belief that all fake history can be sourced back to Howard Zinn's publication of A People's History of the United States. The critical flaw with this is that Zinn's book was published in 1980, and even those who claim that all of our ills can be traced back to the 1960's can't make this timeline work. The progressives, however, have been manipulating the historical record in a major way since 1913. Preceding...