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  • Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit (Barf)

    11/21/2016 4:04:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2016 | By Amy La Porte
    (CNN)An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the divisiveness that has gripped the country. . . . . .Calling this kind of prejudice a "social poison [in] the fabric of our nation," the governor cited a number of recent incidents, including a scourge of swastika graffiti and the case of black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania being sent pictures...
  • Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘ f—ing firing squad’

    11/21/2016 2:17:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 719 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
    President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post. “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source. “Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed…. “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added. A second source confirmed the encounter. “The meeting took place...
  • BIAS ALERT: NY Times reports on 7-year-old's scary dream about Trump

    10/26/2016 8:32:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Just in time for Halloween, the Paper of Record published a seven-year-old’s nightmare sure to send chills down the spine of many Hillary Clinton supporters: Out of nowhere, Donald Trump appeared. That alone may scare even the most intrepid New York Times reporter, but it gets worse: this isn’t “bad-hair Donald,” this is “zombie” Donald, and he’s going from house to house evicting Muslims and throwing them in jail. The dream was described to the paper by a seven-year-old Muslim girl living in New York City’s “whitest” borough, Staten Island. She reportedly had the nightmare after watching the second presidential...
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 7:26:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 154 replies
    NYP ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations. The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America. The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC...
  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 2:44:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rather appeared horrified by Trump’s comment, struggling to explain his shock. “By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” he said. Rather challenged the media to hold Trump accountable for his words, urging them to do more to try to shame his supporters. “We will see whether major newscasts explain how grave and unprecedented this is and whether the headlines in tomorrow’s newspapers do it justice,” he said. “We will soon know whether anyone who has publicly supported Trump explains how they can continue to do.”
  • Media justify anti-Trump bias, claim he's too 'dangerous' for normal rules

    08/10/2016 1:11:29 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 09, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s legions of Trump-bashers are finally acknowledging the obvious. And trying their best to justify it. But there’s one problem: Tilting against one candidate in a presidential election can’t be justified. This is not a defense of Donald Trump, who has been at war with much of the press since he got in the race. Too many people think if you criticize the way the billionaire is being covered, you are somehow backing Trump. And it’s not about the commentators, on the right as well as the left, who are savaging Trump, since they are paid for their opinions....
  • Rudy Giuliani to Clinton Campaign, Press: Are you out of your mind?

    08/09/2016 6:55:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Rudy Giuliani went to bat for Donald Trump during the Republican nominee's campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday night after Hillary Clinton's campaign alleged Trump suggested gun owners assassinate her if she's elected president. "I want to tell you how dishonest and how rigged and how corrupt this system is," Giuliani began. "I have to do it to get it out of the way because I'm really actually disgusted." He went on: I listened to Donald Trump's speech in Wilmington and what he said very clearly was that if Hillary Clinton were elected president she would get to...
  • Manufactured Controversy: Trump Didn’t Urge Assassination of Clinton

    08/09/2016 5:27:29 PM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    Regated ^ | 8/9/2016 | M D Anderson
    Here we go again… On Tuesday, Republican Nominee Donald Trump held a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina. Trump spent much of his speech criticizing Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s political positions, specifically her stance on the Second Amendment. This criticism led to a discussion about the potential Supreme Court justices Clinton might appoint if she were elected. Trump made the following comment that has led to, yet another, a media blitzkrieg: “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people,...
  • Media tries to 'Sarah Palin' Donald Trump

    08/09/2016 10:30:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Mychal Massie
    The media, complicit with elitists in both political parties, are trying to “Sarah Palin” Donald Trump. Sarah Palin was a rock star when she gained national attention in 2008 as John McCain’s vice-presidential pick. She articulated the message of We the People clearly and concisely. Her record of accomplishment as governor of Alaska was impeccable, complete with having broken the shackles of Republican cronyism that permeated the Alaskan political landscape like manure on a chicken farm. Palin refused to allow the same people today attacking Donald Trump to craft a message that wasn’t hers. The pompous so-called network news cognoscenti...
  • The Week They Decided Donald Trump Was Crazy

    08/08/2016 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    WSJ Opinions ^ | 8-4-2016 | Peggy Noonan
    Beyond that, anti-Trump Republicans treat his voters like immoral enablers of a malignant boob. Should Mr. Trump lose decisively in November they’ll lord it over everyone, say “I told you so,” and accept what they imagine will be forelock-tugging apologies. Then they will get to work burying not only Mr. Trump but his issues. That’s where the future of the GOP will be fought, and found: on whether Trumpism can be defeated along with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump would care about that if he cared about that. I end with a new word, at least new to me. A friend...
  • The New York Post Publishes A NUDE PHOTO Of Melania Trump On Front Page

    07/31/2016 3:22:52 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    The New York Post slapped a nude photo of Melania Trump on the front page of its Sunday issue over the weekend. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/31/the-new-york-post-publishes-a-nude-photo-of-melania-trump-on-front-page/#ixzz4G1lyF6zj
  • Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump

    07/27/2016 5:30:39 AM PDT · by randita · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump Decades of smearing decent Republican candidates leaves them without credibility on Trump’s demagoguery. By Jonah Goldberg — July 27, 2016 Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It’s your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify their values. You’re going to find it a very tough slog. And it’s your own damn fault. During the primaries, the task of exposing the true nature of the Trump takeover fell disproportionately to...
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • No, Mr. Trump, NAFTA Was Not a ‘Bad Deal’

    05/05/2016 9:30:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tim Kane
    ... Trump promises a return to tariffs. He also promises a wall with Mexico, penalties against profitable American companies, skimming foreign remittances, and more. Trump does not mince words, and you have to respect his forthrightness. What each of these solutions has in common is a heavy-handed government that imposes its will at the price of consumer freedom. What right does a White House staffer have to tell you what you can buy and the extra price you have to pay if you choose the wrong product? Your freedom to trade — to buy what you want — is what’s...
  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nation’s history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, “Are there any Donald Trump...
  • Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

    04/19/2016 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    First Amendment: More information travels faster to more consumers than ever before. So why does a new survey show trust in media at rock bottom? Because so much more accurate information is available elsewhere. When Matt Drudge in early 1998 broke the story of President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions in the Oval Office study with Monica Lewinsky, it was the dawn of a new era in news reporting. Woodward and Bernstein seemed like the hip, new faces of journalism when they came along in the early 1970s and helped bring down a president. But although no one ever made a movie...
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • Donald Trump’s Insincere Process Arguments

    04/15/2016 7:06:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Barone
    ‘Gestapo tactics.” That’s how Donald Trump’s recently installed campaign manager, Paul Manafort, characterized the Ted Cruz campaign’s successful effort to win all 34 of Colorado’s pledged national-convention delegates at the long-scheduled Republican congressional-district and state conventions. “Today winning votes doesn’t mean anything,” Trump complained. “It’s a corrupt deal going on in this country and it’s not fair to you people.” Such complaints typically come from people who are not, in one of Trump’s favorite words, “winners.” Trump conspicuously refrains from complaining about the fact that, even though he has won just 37 percent of the votes cast in Republican primaries...
  • Cruz Outmaneuvering Trump in Battle for Rubio Delegates

    04/15/2016 7:07:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2016 | by BRENDAN BORDELON & ELIANA JOHNSON
    Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively on March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a hotly contested Republican primary that looks increasingly likely to culminate in a contested convention this summer, those delegates will be critical. The battle for them is essentially throwing states such as Minnesota, which have already held their nominating contests, back into play as they elect delegates at state conventions. And Ted Cruz’s campaign, which has run circles around Donald...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • Yes Donald, Colorado Did Vote…On March 1st

    04/12/2016 5:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Robert Eno
    * From 1912 to 1988, and since 2004, Colorado used the current system for delegate selection, with no preference vote binding. * Even in 1992, 1996, and 2004 delegates were bound by vote, but were free to vote conscience on second ballot.* In 2012, Santorum won the non-binding straw poll but Romney received more delegates at conventions.* A 2012 rules change at the RNC required any state that held a straw poll to bind their delegates, Colorado chose not to hold the straw poll, to enhance grass-roots participation. If you’ve been on the internet this morning, you’ve seen the scathing...
  • Trump Has No One But Himself to Blame for a Weak Ground Game

    04/12/2016 12:11:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    On March 1, the Colorado Republican party prepared for 60,000 voters to arrive at nearly 3,000 precinct-caucus sites across the state. Those voters would select men and women to attend the party’s county assemblies and congressional district conventions, in the first step of a multi-part process that determined 34 of Colorado’s 37 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. To hear Donald Trump and his fans tell it, those tens of thousands of Republicans never arrived, never made their choices, and never had the chance to play a role in selecting the party’s delegates. Matt Drudge, the populist Right’s...
  • Trump the Sore Loser (Again)

    04/11/2016 7:54:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 188 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump is right: The system is rigged. It’s rigged in favor of front-runners. That’s why Trump, who is leading the Republican nominating contest, has a larger percentage of delegates (46 percent) than of votes (37 percent). Unsurprisingly, Trump never mentions when the rules have helped him. He much prefers to whine and peddle conspiracy theories when they don’t. Trump’s latest tantrum is over Colorado, where Ted Cruz just swept all 34 of the state’s available delegates. Trump is calling the results “totally unfair” and on Twitter he asked: “How is it possible that the people of the great State...
  • Cruz Picks Up Big NY Endorsement as Momentum Continues

    04/06/2016 4:03:02 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 71 replies
    New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom PAC -- the state's evangelical political action committee -- has endorsed Ted Cruz for President ahead of the primary on April 19th.Rev. Jason McGuire, NYCFPAC's executive director, stated in a press release: “Republican voters in this year’s presidential primaries face an important question: Which candidate has the convictions, character, and political acumen to win the November election, clean up the wreckage of a failed presidential administration, and restore respect for the rule of law to an unaccountable federal government? NYCFPAC believes that the answer to this question is clear. Because of his outstanding conservative record...
  • From Classroom to Courtroom

    04/03/2016 12:53:40 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 3April 2016 | Kevin Williamson
    The war on free speech on campus and beyond I spent part of the week speaking on several college campuses in Texas, and my subject was free speech and the threats against it on campus and beyond. The students were in the main shocked and dismayed at the revitalization of censorship as a political ideal and by the widespread support for censorship among so-called liberals. Most of them were genuinely unaware of just how far and wide the war against free expression currently ranges. This is strange, because the war on free speech starts on campus. In March of 2014,...
  • Why Many College Grads Can’t Write

    04/02/2016 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 01, 2016 | GEORGE LEEF
    It used to be that teachers in grade school drilled writing basics into students and high school teachers refined their abilities. Now, thanks to “progressive” education theories, it’s year after year of banalities, with never a red mark to be seen. And what happens in college? Students must go through a writing course where the professor (usually a harried adjunct) is supposed to “brush up” their long-neglected grammar. That’s too little, too late, but college officials pretend that one course is adequate. After freshman year, students usually encounter no further serious attention to their writing. Rigorous evaluation of papers is...
  • Trump’s Lies Are a Loyalty Test for His Followers

    04/02/2016 11:18:24 AM PDT · by DrewsDad · 207 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Unified Fields Theory Until Trump changed the subject to punishing women for having abortions, the Trump obsession of the week was Michelle Fields. I’m glad that story is largely gone. I don’t think it was good for Fields or for the forces opposed to Trump. And it distracted from more important stories, like Trump’s willingness to nuke Europe. RELATED: If Donald Trump Were Eight, His Behavior Might Be Endearing Without rehashing the whole thing again with reference to frame-by-frame analysis best left for the Zapruder film, let me just say I think all of the important and relevant facts...
  • Trump’s Abortion Blunder

    03/31/2016 12:06:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2016 | The Editors
    We are sometimes skeptical about Republican presidential contenders who embrace the pro-life position late in life at a convenient moment, as Donald Trump did a few years ago when he was 64 years of age. Mitt Romney, for whom we have a great deal of respect, changed his mind, too, right around the time he started his journey from leadership of a liberal state to leadership of a conservative party. But sometimes Saul does fall off his ass, and there is more joy in Heaven. Donald Trump, however, does not seem to have thought this through. (Of course, we could...
  • As Nominee, Donald Trump Would Do Incalculable Damage to the Pro-Life Cause

    03/31/2016 8:31:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2016 | David French
    I agree with Quin Hillyer. Donald Trump’s comments on abortion — first advocating punishing women who abort then backtracking hours later — were indeed a “mess.” They played into the hands of abortion advocates in every way — helping caricature pro-lifers as “anti-woman” and raising the specter of back-alley abortions. So far, Trump’s pro-life conversion has mainly served to make Planned Parenthood look good (he can’t stop praising the nation’s largest abortion provider) and the pro-life movement look bad. He simply has no idea how to talk about arguably the most sensitive issue in politics.
  • FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Kills False Enquirer Affair Story (Just Saying)

    In the critical early days of September 2008, after Sarah Palin was nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for Vice President, the National Enquirer ran a cover story alleging that the Alaska governor had an adulterous affair. Palin, and Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, immediately and unequivocally denied the story. "The smearing of the Palin family must end," said McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt, as quoted at the time. "The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie. The efforts of the media...
  • How the Clintons Made Donald Trump

    03/30/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com> ^ | March 30 | Ben Shapiro
    Donald Trump is a boor. He's a vulgarian, a liar, an ignoramus. He has only the most cursory grasp of policy, a stentorian voice and a great big set of self-assurance. He's winning the Republican nomination. Why? It is partly because of the Clintons. While the media point and laugh at the Trump reality show carnival, they forget that the Clintons originally took us all to the circus. This week, we found out that Hillary Clinton's email scandal now occupies the attention of 147 FBI agents, and that she will be questioned by the FBI. We found out that her...
  • Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake

    03/29/2016 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 3/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts: I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the...
  • A Friend in the Arena, Part I

    03/28/2016 11:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jay Nordlinger
    What’s it like to have a friend run for president? In the new issue of National Review, I have a piece about Ted Cruz. I’d like to expand on it here in Impromptus. I think that both pro-Cruz people and anti-Cruz people will find certain things of interest. Same with people in between. Okay, here we go … It’s really strange to have a friend running for president. It’s strange enough to have a friend in the U.S. Senate. There are only a hundred of them, you know. It’s the house of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Robert Taft … When...
  • Trump Steps Into Wisconsin Talk Radio Buzzsaw

    03/29/2016 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 03.29.16 | John Fund
    Conservative talk radio in Wisconsin is different from what Donald Trump normally encounters. Hosts in Milwaukee in Madison are hardened champions of Governor Scott Walker’s reforms and don’t take kindly to Trump’s criticisms of them before Walker dropped out of the presidential race last year. “The hosts hear enough criticism about Wisconsin’s successful reforms from the left, and they’re not happy to hear distortions about them now from Donald Trump,” Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch told me last week. So Trump stepped into a buzzsaw in Wisconsin yesterday, when his campaign inexplicably allowed him to appear on several hostile talk...
  • Defend Heidi Cruz

    03/26/2016 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 243 replies
    National Review ^ | March 26, 2016 | MONA CHAREN
    Defend Heidi Cruz by MONA CHAREN March 26, 2016 Is Trump the political genius that some have been hinting? Who else, without staff or experience, could rocket to the top of the polls and remain in that perch month after month despite everything? Maybe it’s genius, or maybe its shamelessness. The latter can be mistaken for the former. This week’s new slog in the mud demonstrates one of Trump’s techniques to perfection — he flings filth at an opponent and then invites the docile press to conclude that “both sides” are engaged in unseemly brawling. (This is usually John Kasich’s...
  • BREAKING: Anonymous Claims They HAVE PROOF of Cruz Affairs Rumors Did Not Start with Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 1:59:14 PM PDT · by dynoman · 267 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-16 | Jim Hoft
    ”Have you heard of the expression “candy wrappers”? Do you recall visiting prostitutes? Mr. Cruz, we are now demanding you exit this race immediately or Anonymous will release all of the information that we have found. Your so-called underground acts that you think were done in the dark, will be brought out for all the public to see. It will be sent to every media outlet to publicize your disgusting behavior. We assure you it will go viral on every social media platforms in a matter of minutes.”
  • Enquirer: Ted Cruz Caught Cheating — With 5 Secret Mistresses!

    03/25/2016 4:58:59 AM PDT · by wrrock · 362 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | 3/23/2016 | J.R. Taylor
    “Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed a Washington insider. The ENQUIRER reports that Cruz’s claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Can’t Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning’

    03/24/2016 6:25:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Can’t Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning’ by NR STAFF March 24, 2016 Even as there was no sense in President Obama cutting short his trip abroad in the aftermath of the Brussels attack, “there’s the issue of simple common decency,” Charles Krauthammer said tonight. “What the Founders called … the respect for the opinion of mankind.” “ The Belgians are in the midst of scraping the blood off the walls of their airport, people are still dying, people are not yet found, and he cannot have displays of frivolous entertainment,” Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special...
  • Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture

    03/24/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture By Ian Tuttle March 24, 2016 Donald Trump’s decision not only to threaten Ted Cruz’s wife but, now, to double down and mock her is the most loathsome moment yet in a campaign characterized by vulgarity and bullying. About Trump’s penchant for bullying I wrote yesterday. But about his misogyny, an additional thought. The caption to Trump’s repulsive retweet reads A picture is worth 1000 words, which is generally a stupid thing people say to excuse themselves from the hard work of plumbing their mind for words. In reality, the pictures of Mrs. Trump...
  • Trump's tariff plan could boomerang, spark trade wars with China, Mexico

    03/24/2016 10:44:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 132 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2016 | DAVID LAWDER AND ROBERTA RAMPTON
    Donald Trump's threats to slap steep tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports may have won him votes in Republican primaries but they would likely backfire, severely disrupting U.S. manufacturers that increasingly depend on global supply chains. The Republican presidential front-runner's campaign pledges to impose 45 percent tariffs on all imports from China and 35 percent on many goods from Mexico would spark financial market turmoil and possibly even a recession, former trade negotiators, trade lawyers, economists and business executives told Reuters. "I don't mind trade wars when we're losing $58 billion a year," Trump said in a Feb. 25 debate,...
  • In the Aftermath of Brussels, There Is a Mistake We Shouldn’t Make

    03/22/2016 12:26:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | David French
    ... Here’s the mistake we always make after a major terror attack — we believe this is what jihad looks like, and that stopping jihad means stopping violence. But the reality is that terrorist bombings represent merely an aspect of jihad — the most spectacular and bloody, to be sure — but only a part of the sinister whole. In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans were treated to a parade of “experts” who assured a worried public that jihadists were perverting the meaning of the term, that the term really and truly only referred to a peaceful, internal struggle —...
  • National Review to endorse Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    National Review, one of the country’s leading conservative magazines, will endorse Ted Cruz on Friday in a blow to Marco Rubio after its top editors and publisher decided that the Texas senator is the only candidate left who can defeat Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told POLITICO, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to convention.”
  • Go-Getters, Gone?

    03/20/2016 11:32:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    On April 14, 1852, Lloyd and Lodisa Frizzell and their four sons, with “five yoke of cattle one pony & sidesaddle” in tow, departed their home, on the Little Wabash River in southeastern Illinois, for California. Seventy-two days into their voyage, Lodisa would write in her journal (later titled Across the Plains to California in 1852): That this journey is tiresome, no one will doubt, that it is perilous, the deaths of many testify, and the heart has a thousand missgivings, & the mind is tortured with anxiety, & often as I passed the fresh made graves, I have glanced...
  • The Most Conservative Candidate Who Is Electable

    03/21/2016 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Ted Cruz beats Hillary Clinton nationally in recent polls, though narrowly, and in state-by-state matchups performs better than the current front-runner for the Republican nomination. Predictably, Cruz wallops Clinton in Utah, a reliably Republican state. But — this is news — both Clinton and Sanders win there when they’re matched against Trump, according to a Deseret News/KSL poll conducted March 8–15. The best evidence we have here in March, as candidates fight for the nomination, is that Trump at the top of the ticket would remove Utah from the “solid Republican” column and put it and its six electoral votes...
  • Trump’s Pre-AIPAC Effort to Woo Congressional GOP Wins No Converts

    03/22/2016 1:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    Washington, D.C. — It was billed as an attempt to win new supporters from the ranks of congressional Republicans. But after Donald Trump convened a handful of lawmakers and a number of party luminaries for lunch on Monday, the sole attendee not already backing Trump’s candidacy emerged as uncommitted as he’d gone in. Held in D.C.’s high-powered Jones Day law firm, the confab was supposed to be a congressional outreach effort, but only one attendee — Senator Tom Cotton — was neutral on Trump’s candidacy. The others — including Senator Jeff Sessions and Representatives Chris Collins, Scott DesJarlais, Renee Ellmers,...
  • Judge Garland and the Left’s Disdain for Truth

    03/22/2016 2:09:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    The mainstream media — that is, the liberal media — share all the views and characteristics of the Left. Among these is the Left’s view of truth. There are honest individuals with left-wing views and dishonest individuals on the right. But truth is not a leftist value. Everything the Left believes in is more important than truth — social justice, economic equality, reducing carbon emissions, expanding the power of the state, battling sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and above all of these, destroying its conservative opposition. The media’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme...
  • Loving Our Stuff, but Hating the People Who Sell It to Us

    03/20/2016 10:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a popular website called Uncrate, which is the 21st-century version of the old Sears, Roebuck catalogue, i.e., consumer-goods porn, a resource for stylish young men with excess liquid assets who require suggestions for ways of being relieved of that burden. On Friday, the featured product was the Vollebak Baker Miller “relaxation hoodie,” a garment in “Baker Miller Pink,” a color believed to have psychoactive qualities that, according to Uncrate, “activate your parasympathetic nervous system and calm you down.” The hoodie also features “a mesh visor, vents that encourage breathing through your nose, and asymmetrical pockets designed like slings...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romney’s Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. “I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City — and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them,” Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. ”Are you sure he’s a Mormon? Are we sure?” This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other people’s faith, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. “Why do you keep doing it?” he asked. Here’s Trump’s reply: With Mitt...