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  • The Strategies of Dementia Politics: Stoke chaos, obstruct economic recovery, hide Biden until Election Day

    06/30/2020 5:23:13 AM PDT · by billorites · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate. Understandably, his handlers have kept him out of sight. He stays off the campaign trail on the pretext of the virus and his age-related susceptibility to COVID-19 morbidity. I say “pretext” without apology. Quarantine should not have otherwise stopped Biden over the past three months from doing daily interviews, speeches, and meetings. But each occasion, however scripted, rehearsed, and canned, would only have offered further daily proof that Biden is cognitively unable to be president or indeed to hold any office. Often Biden cannot finish...
  • What Should Republicans Do?

    07/02/2020 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    The thirst among Republican voters isn't even for policy. It's for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray. I’ve been hammering away at conservatives and Republicans for failing to defend the symbols of national pride the woke leftist mob has been tearing at in recent weeks. Yesterday on the “Brian Kilmeade Show,” I admitted to letting my anger get the best of me a bit. Brian said I was speaking not as a publisher but as an American — and that’s fair. But part of my frustration is that this is such an obvious challenge that anti-American leftists and...
  • Caution: Anything You Say Will Be Racist Somehow

    07/02/2020 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    I first learned of John Leo in 1999 when he penned the clever and prescient piece titled "A Waspish, Niggardly Slur," wherein he exposed the dangerous trend in language manipulation that is now so wildly prevalent. It was an equal-opportunity poke at the absurd lengths to which people will go to accuse someone of racism. Leo explained that a Washington, D.C. white mayoral aide, David Howard, had used the term "niggardly." A black official took offense because he felt that it was a racist term. In fact, niggardly means miserly or cheap and has nothing whatsoever to do with race....
  • The Coming Collapse of the Republic

    07/02/2020 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Selwyn Duke
    “We’re just one election away from full-blown socialism,” a man recently said to me during a short conversation. This sentiment has become increasingly common lately, even, notably, among the previously apolitical. Yet something is overlooked: In keeping with President Reagan’s observation, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” being one election away from tyranny means that not enough people noticed and took action when we were one generation away — or two or three. Also perhaps overlooked is that being one election away from tyranny now means we’ll be one election away after the next election —...
  • The Huge Law Enforcement Scandal that Cries Out for Justice

    07/02/2020 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Rael Jean Isaak
    In the American Thinker (June 30), Jack Cashill offers an eloquent plea for an Atticus Finch to take up the cause of George Zimmerman in suing those responsible for perpetrating the Trayvon Hoax. There is another case, also in Florida, awaiting its Atticus Finch, the product of an earlier moral panic, the now largely forgotten "mass sex abuse in daycare" hysteria. These cases, replete with lurid charges the media mindlessly and breathlessly disseminated in the 1980s and '90s, are today widely recognized as a modern version of the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, down to allegations of Satanic rituals...
  • Democrat hypocrisy: Private Security for Themselves, Defund Police and Banning Carrying Concealed Handguns for Others

    07/02/2020 11:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | John R. Lott Jr
    Do you want to understand what defunding the police really means? Just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots. Liberal Democrat council members voted unanimously on Friday to defund the police and have opposed private citizens carrying guns for protection. But perhaps Minneapolis City Council members actually do understand the safety concerns of their city’s citizens. After all, they have a solution when it comes to protecting themselves: private security guards.Indeed, the council has spent $63,000 over the last three weeks to provide security for three members. That...
  • Senior Living Facilities: All the Vote Fraud We Cannot See

    07/02/2020 10:56:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Despite prosecutions and public stories identifying vote fraud activists targeting seniors, many in our media and political class continue to deny that our elderly population can be singled out for vote manipulation and suppression.  Vote fraudsters recognize the unique challenges of some seniors, and exploit these to achieve their own deceitful political ends. The fraud is real, institutionalized —and must be stopped.It is more efficient to target seniors in one facility than committing door to door vote fraud. With approximately 2.5 million seniors in assisted living or nursing facilities and even more in independent living, our trusting Greatest Generation is...
  • Supreme Court Abortion Ruling: Celebrities Declare ‘Victory for Women’

    07/02/2020 10:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Celebrities may not always have the most compelling arguments – but they do boast an audience. Case in point: When the Supreme Court recently sided with abortion providers, they flocked to social media to celebrate the news with millions of fans.  On June 29, the Supreme Court justices issued their ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo. The majority struck down a 2014 Louisiana law that required abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals so that patients could be easily transferred for emergency care. Taking to Twitter, celebrities from Eva Longoria Baston to Alyssa Milano and Elizabeth Banks celebrated.They agreed with...
  • It Is Time for America to Make a Stand

    07/02/2020 9:56:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | William Marshall
    We have had enough. American patriots have stood idly by while the International Left has swept through our culture like the Germans swept through France in 1914, burning and slaughtering in their relentless drive toward Paris. Passivity has been our most demonstrable quality as the icons of our history – Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant – have been attacked, small businesses destroyed, and innocent Americans assaulted and threatened. It is time to summon our manhood, just as the French did at the Battle of the Marne, finally saying, “Enough!” against an Imperial German army...
  • Proud To Be an American

    07/02/2020 9:38:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country -- not because our people are exceptional but because we have a different -- and exceptional -- structure of government. I am grateful that I was born an American. We declared our independence from Great Britain 244 years ago this week. It happened after years of overreaching rule by King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. We had had enough. We were...
  • Stop Making Sense

    07/02/2020 9:19:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    It is not transcendently stupid for the alleged anti-racism rioters to destroy a Lincoln statue, though, to normal people, it looks like the act of drooling morons. Now, a good number of these cesspeople are drooling morons, but that does not change the fact that trashing POTUS #16's statuary is brilliant. They have confused their targets – us – by casting off the constraints of coherence.Oh wait, you thought that these folks were trying to make a point about racism being bad. And you thought, because that's how those of us who weren't raised on Instatwitbook, soy, and critical race...
  • Nihilism and Attacks on Monuments-The signal of a turn toward totalitarianism

    07/02/2020 7:59:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 1, 2020 | John Radzilowski
    Violent mobs across America and Western Europe now destroy and vandalize statues, monuments, war memorials, churches, and public buildings on an almost daily basis. Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of rogue Minneapolis police officers a wave of protests and riots broke out across the country. Looting of stores and restaurants soon gave way to more purposeful attacks on statues and other public structures organized by Black Lives Matters (BLM) and Antifa. Ostensibly treated as a response to “institutionalized racism” it has been explained in much of our official media as merely a way to remove...
  • What Will a Trump Re-Election Mean For the Middle East?

    07/02/2020 7:58:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | Joseph Puder
    The region's future hinges on what happens in November. With the Middle East awaiting the U.S. elections, there is no significant military or political movement in the region. The Arab world, much like the rest of the world, is preoccupied with the coronavirus crisis, and its severe impact on the local economies in the region. The Arab world, divided into royalist, presidential, and parliamentary systems, none of them democratic, all having conflicting interests, are now in the same boat because of the coronavirus crisis. In Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and the Arab Gulf states, the current focus is on internal issues,...
  • Has This Present Moment Set Black Americans Back a Half-Century

    07/02/2020 7:56:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 1, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    The damage the Left is perpetrating may be mortal. According to the make-believe world of the left, we are experiencing a great moment in American racial history. For the first time, the story goes, more whites than ever are coming to realize how racist America is, how racist cops are and how systemically racist everything in America is. Only now do many Americans understand just how racist Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Ulysses Grant, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, "whitening" agents, meritocracy, Western culture, Christianity, jailing Blacks and the NFL are. The bestselling book in America is about alleged "white fragility" —...
  • Exposing the Lies of Black Lives Matter

    07/02/2020 7:44:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | John Perazzo
    Where black racism and Marxism are dressed up as “social justice.” Black Lives Matter (BLM) was established in 2013 by a trio of self-identified Marxist revolutionaries. Striving to make white Americans “uncomfortable about institutional racism” and the “structural oppression” that allegedly “prevents so many [black people] from realizing their dreams,” BLM contends that blacks living under America's “white supremacist system” are routinely targeted for “extrajudicial killings … by police and vigilantes.” That claim has become an article of faith for the millions of American leftists who dutifully parrot BLM's talking points. The remainder of this article is dedicated to providing...
  • Breakdown. The unwinding of law and order in our cities has happened with stunning speed.

    07/02/2020 6:48:46 AM PDT · by karpov · 29 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 1, 2020 | Heather Mac Donald
    It took several months for the first iteration of the Ferguson Effect to become obvious. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August 2014, triggering local riots and a national narrative about lethally racist police. Officers backed off proactive policing in minority neighborhoods, having been told that such discretionary enforcement was racially oppressive. By early 2015, the resulting spike in shootings and homicides had become patent and would lead to an additional 2,000 black homicide victims in 2015 and 2016, compared with 2014 numbers. Today’s violent-crime increase—call it Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect—has...
  • A HEROINE FOR OUR TIME [ Kristi Noem. South Dakota ]

    06/23/2020 10:36:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Power Line ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | John H. Hinderaker
    Kristi Noem is a four-term Congresswoman and the current Governor of South Dakota. In today’s authoritarian environment, with governors issuing diktats purporting to organize every facet of our lives, she has stood tall as a voice for freedom. Early in the COVID epidemic, Governor Noem gave a press conference in which she said that South Dakotans are free Americans, not subject to arbitrary orders from politicians. They are also smart: South Dakotans can look after their own health better than any government can. So her administration has put out a steady stream of data and advice, but she has refused...
  • BBC Bans Black Lives Matter Badges On Air

    07/01/2020 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 July 2020
    The BBC has told its presenters and guests not to wear Black Lives Matter badges as the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for political reasons. Bosses at the corporation have decided not to allow “visual symbols of support” for Black Lives Matter to be worn on screen, senior sources told The Telegraph. It comes as a number of high-profile organisations were forced to backtrack on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as its UK arm publicly criticised Israel and called on the British government to “defund the police”.
  • Juneteenth, Not July 4th: Ways to Celebrate it this Year

    07/01/2020 5:22:03 PM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    Chicago Defender ^ | June 5 2020 | Elizabeth Lampkin
    July 4th or Independence Day is a federal holiday set aside to observe the signing of the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to what we know as the United States of America as an independent nation. It is commemorated with fireworks, family gatherings, and cookouts. However, while America was celebrating newfound independence, blacks were still enslaved. Every year many African-Americans celebrate this holiday in some way and overlook June 19th, affectionately known as Juneteenth.
  • GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/01/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT · by rintintin · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1 2020 | ALEXANDER BOLTON AND SAAGAR ENJETI
    Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government's list of official holidays. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), an outspoken budget hawk, doesn't want to add another paid holiday to the calendar. Johnson says if Juneteenth is made a federal holiday, another paid federal holiday should come off the schedule. He's proposing scrapping Columbus Day but is open to...