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  • How The Left’s War On Words Manipulates Your Mind

    05/01/2018 2:20:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/1/18 | Benjamin R. Dierker
    Whether we are communicating something simple like a restaurant order or something complex like a tax code, we expect others to understand. Language provides an avenue to express shared meaning so humans can relate to one another. On college campuses, social media, and in the courts, this shared meaning is being destroyed. Through linguistic activism, leftists have begun a full-scale war on language, playing by their own set of constantly shifting rules. I don’t know when it started or with what word, but the modern American lexicon is changing faster than society can keep up. Any twentieth-century liberal who walked...
  • Attaboys to The Federalist for Taking It to the Never Trumpers

    05/02/2018 3:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 2, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: One of the sore spots that we’ve all had since the campaign of 2016 began is been the Never Trumpers, and people like them who disagree with the premise that the country is in crisis, right? You have a bunch of Never Trumpers, you have conservative intellectuals who don’t think there is anything particularly odd about what’s going on in the country. We’re certainly not a crisis. They don’t see immigration as a crisis. They don’t see losing the culture as a crisis. They think we’re nuts for looking at things this way! The only thing that’s changed here...
  • My Cheat Sheet to The Federalist Papers

    04/27/2018 1:39:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 27th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Long ago I made the mistake of wading unprepared into The Federalist Papers. In 1970 your humble blogger was a high school sophomore who bit off more than he could chew. I found Publius’ prose thick and rambling with incomprehensible sentences the length of paragraphs. Little did I know then that the style of the primary writer, Alexander Hamilton, is among the toughest for modern readers to comprehend. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck’s The Original Argument was forty-one years into the future. Had it been around in 1970, I would have devoured it.1 So, I tossed the Papers aside and didn’t revisit...
  • To Save Itself, The GOP Needs To Figure Out How To Deliver For Trump

    09/19/2017 4:20:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 19,2017 | Randy Ellison
    The GOP Needs To Pass Something If there’s any hope for the damaged Republican brand—and the sanity of anyone watching this slow-motion train wreck—GOP leaders on the Hill must demonstrate some skill and competency by passing something supported by the president. It’s impossible to build influence with an executive or with voters when you have no track record of success. Repair your division’s reputation so you can convince the President to move forward with your agenda, instead of with proposals you oppose. Get members of your division in line to support and pass something and simply lead. Play offense. Republicans...
  • Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Nuclear War With North Korea Right Now

    09/06/2017 8:31:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/06/2017 | By Franz-Stefan Gady
    On September 3, at exactly noon local time, North Korea detonated its sixth nuclear device purportedly releasing 140 kilotons of TNT equivalent, according to a recent U.S. intelligence estimate, and almost ten times greater than the U.S. nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945.Shortly after the detonation, which triggered an artificial magnitude 6.3 earthquake, North Korea claimed that it successfully tested a thermonuclear bomb design that can be fitted on the Hwasong-14/KN20 intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), which was first tested on July 4 and is likely capable of reaching the continental United States.While the test of a hydrogen...
  • Davidson: The Left’s Impulse To Tear Down Confederate Statues Is Like Mao’s Cultural Revolution

    08/16/2017 10:51:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/16/2017 | The Federalist Staff
    'These are tactics that are well-known. You start by tearing down statues and burning books, and eventually you go after people.' Federalist senior correspondent John Daniel Davidson joined Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to explain why the Left’s impulse to tear down Confederate monuments is totalitarian. Davidson noted that leftists calling for the destruction of statues memorializing Confederate figures has been going on for quite some time. “I remember two years ago we had the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender and you had people in the mainstream media at that time calling for the desecration of Confederate graves,” Davidson...
  • I Visited The Church Of Scientology. Here’s What Happened

    01/06/2017 12:04:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Last week I wandered into the Church of Scientology in Pasadena, California, and what happened during my visit made me afraid for the church's members. While shopping along Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena last week, my friend and I stopped into the Church of Scientology to take a free personality test that was advertised on an A-frame chalkboard sign just outside. As a Christian, I wasn’t really searching for guidance or salvation, but I wanted to hear the Church of Scientology’s elevator pitch. I wanted to know what they said to make people fork over massive amounts of money,...
  • Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments: The Federalist I

    09/26/2016 3:31:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As Mark Levin explained in Chapter One, he undertook his project not because he believed the “Constitution, as originally structured, is outdated and outmoded, thereby requiring modernization through amendments, but because of the opposite – that is, the necessity and urgency of restoring constitutional republicanism and preserving the civil society . . . “ In this squib, we’ll examine the observations of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton as they apply to keeping, and if necessary, restoring constitutional republicanism. Number 33. Laws Judged Against the Constitution. What if the new government overstepped its authority through the exercise of a power reserved...
  • Mob of Yale students encircling professor and angrily demanding an apology over Halloween costumes

    09/16/2016 8:41:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    New videos have surfaced of a Yale professor being protested and yelled at by students for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive or racist Halloween costumes. The fallout of the email saw Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, and his wife Erika, a faculty member, resign from their positions at the university. The new videos, which appeared on The Federalist, give a greater insight into what the students were demanding from Christakis, and his defense that cultural appropriation on Halloween is permissible. Many students in the mob of almost 100 can be...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • ‘Free Republic’ Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters

    05/12/2016 6:04:22 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 12, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    Yet somehow I wasn’t surprised to see Donald Trump supporters, those swaggering tough guys, turn one of their favorite Internet forums into a safe space where they no longer need to encounter criticism or opposition. Earlier today, Free Republic proprietor Jim Robinson announced that the discussion board would no longer tolerate opposition to Trump’s candidacy.
  • ‘Free Republic’ Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters [Jim's response at post 25]

    05/12/2016 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 601 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/12/2016 | Robert Tracinski
    On the right, we’ve grown to pride ourselves on our greater openness to debate and ideas, on having no need to toe a Politically Correct line or crawl into a “safe space” like pampered college kids who just can’t handle hearing from anyone who disagrees with them. For myself, I am so personally dedicated to this ideal that I even perform the great personal sacrifice of reading the comments field beneath my articles. Yet somehow I wasn’t surprised to see Donald Trump supporters, those swaggering tough guys, turn one of their favorite Internet forums into a safe space where they...
  • AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW

    04/13/2016 6:47:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 95 replies
    GP ^ | 4/13/2016 | J Hoft
    Full Title: AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW YOU WERE WRONG — APOLOGIZE NOW! Cruz Supporters Endorsed an Awful Hoax – They Sought to Destroy an Innocent Man. DISGUSTING! On March 30, 2016 a group of self-righteous Ted Cruz supporters released a prepared statement demanding Donald Trump fire Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski for the media hoax that he assaulted Michelle Fields by walking past her at a Trump event in Jupiter, Florida.The group of “guilty until proven innocent” included S.E. Cupp, Mary Katharine Ham, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and Meghan McCain.These “conservatives” do...
  • Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

    03/01/2016 5:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Angerlo Codevilla
    The difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama amounts only to whatever difference may exist between each emperor’s set of cronies.The Obama years have brought America to the brink of transformation from constitutional republic into an empire ruled by secret deals promulgated by edicts. Civics classes used to teach: “Congress makes the laws, the president carries them out, judges decide controversies, and we citizens may be penalized only by a jury of our peers.” Nobody believes that anymore, because no part of it has been true for a long time. Barack Obama stopped pretending that it is. During the twentieth...
  • Military Strategist explains why Donald Trump leads and how he will fail

    12/23/2015 11:29:42 AM PST · by iowamark · 92 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 16, 2015 | Dan McLaughlin
    No matter how much you dislike Donald Trump and his effect on the Republican presidential primary race, and there are many, many good reasons to do so, you have to spare a little grudging admiration for the sheer madcap genius of Trumps ability to disrupt, unsettle, and exploit the primary system. We can better understand what Trump has done successfully, as well as his ultimate limitations as a candidate and why he would be such a terrible president, using the ideas of military strategic theorist John Boyd. Trump has been, thus far, the true Boyd candidate in this race, yet...
  • Who Are Donald Trump’s Supporters?

    08/26/2015 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trump’s supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by pre-empting most of what I was planning to write about Trump for The Federalist. Ben argues that Trumpism would turn the Republicans from a “classically liberal right” to a European-style nationalist party that is “xenophobic, anti-capitalist, vaguely militarist, pro-state, and consistently anti-Semitic. If you criticize Donald Trump,...
  • Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    08/22/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2015 | Ben Domenech, Publisher
    Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics. We've seen this in Europe, and it's bad. Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesn’t mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldn’t be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumer’s opposition to the president’s Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obama’s been peddling regarding the deal.
  • The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

    05/05/2015 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? The question seems relevant today, because the most remarkable characteristic of our current national debate is that one side wants desperately to stamp it out whenever it occurs. Recently, for example, a gay New York businessman had the temerity to sponsor a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate and arch-conservative Ted Cruz. He was, of course, required to repent the error, calling it “a terrible mistake” to actually talk to a politician who disagrees with him...
  • The Federalist: My Little Pony to Children, Marxism is not Magic.

    04/12/2015 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/8/2015 | Brandon Morse
    I feel it’s necessary to preface this article by stating that I am not a brony. I’ve met a couple, and I don’t exactly…get it. It’s like relishing the days when you had easy access to a playground butt-kicking. That said, after seeing the message the show carries, I might join them now. There’s an inherent cowardice within the mainstream media that stops writers from venturing anywhere into territory that contradicts leftist narratives. While there might be some bravery, any divergence into territory that might run contradictory to ideals the leftist cause célčbre puts forth ends with a flurry of...