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Lucia Suarez Sang reports at FoxNews.com:
Supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump who were met with flying eggs and punches from counter protesters during a June 2016 San Jose campaign rally can sue the city's police for allegedly failing to protect them, a new court ruling said.
Trump supporters -- many sporting red Make America Great Again hats -- who were attending a rally at the McEnery Convention Center were met with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters as they were shepherded out of the building via a single exit.
The suit's 20 plaintiffs claim in a lawsuit that police knowingly ordered them to leave through an exit where protesters were waiting, despite the existence of a safer route and other exits, the San Francisco Chronicle reported last week.
Amy Contrada writes at American Thinker:
In 1995, a remarkable 9-0 ruling was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Catholic veterans' group, organizers of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, were vindicated in their refusal to allow a homosexual activist group to march in their parade. The Court confirmed that the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council was protected by the First Amendment and could reject a group if it "impart[ed] a message that the [parade] organizers do not wish to convey."
Twenty-three years later, orthodox Boston Irish Catholics will no longer have the prominent public voice on St. Patrick's Day. They've been elbowed out by secular celebrants of disordered sexuality.
South Boston has fallen. LGBTQ radicals have just seized complete control of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, with the director of a front group, OUTVETS, put in charge of the event.
"The shocking evolution of the parade from a celebration of Irish Catholic heritage to an overtly LGBTQ event should be a warning to those who advocate 'inclusion' within their institutions," Contrada observes.
"The infusion of LGBTQ sexuality will inevitably upend tried and true traditions and moral standards. We see this happening most clearly in our schools and churches . . . "
"We do not suspect any type of terrorist activity at this time," said depot commander Col. Stephen Ledbetter, according to WGAL.com.
"The situation is still developing and the cause of the explosion is under investigation," according to WGAL.
Diana Stancy Correll reports at the Washington Examiner:
Brian Fallon, the press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, flatly rejected former FBI Director James Comey to support Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.
In a terse tweet early Wednesday morning, Fallon said Democrats want nothing to do with him.
"Democrats don't want your endorsement, but thanks," Fallon, now executive director of Demand Justice, tweeted.
John Hayward writes at Breitbart:
President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's ostensibly unforgivable "attack on democracy" by "hacking" the 2016 election.
Leaving aside that critics hysterically overestimated Russia's influence on the election and very little actual "hacking" was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.
Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr report at the Daily Caller:
A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros.
A Daily Caller News Foundation review has found that the group's primary financial supporter is a nonprofit to whom Soros has given millions.
The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros' primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016.
From Daniel Greenfield, writing at Frontpagemag.com:
People power has largely died out in Europe. It has come to mean lefty toffs pretending to be working class while protesting for higher fees on the middle class to fund bigger subsidies for themselves. It's luvvies pushing fake social media campaigns for more diversity on the BBC. It's Jeremy Corbyn dazedly stumbling between terrorist rallies and student radical meetings. But that's not people power. Trump is. It's not powerful lefties screaming marketing slogans. It's people taking on their power. And that is what terrifies European elites.
The EU is beleaguered by a tide of populists rising against the perfect storm of mass migration and Eurocratic rule. Some of these populists are phonies, frauds and hacks. But others are real. In times past, it was fashionable to dismiss them as irrelevant cranks. But now one is the leader of the free world. As Trump continues his odyssey, his presence gives hope to the oppressed citizens of Europe.
"Trump haters in the UK and America aren't protesting a man, but an idea," Greenfield continues. "The Beast, the massive presidential limo, rolling through the streets has a new master. And the right side of history no longer points its compass needle to multinational organizations and useless university degrees.
"As Marine One flies over Britain while red-faced reds scream futile insults at the sky, carve obscene crop circles, and beat pots and pans in the street, they know that an unstoppable wave of change is breaking over Britain."
Greenfield concludes: "The angry babies will follow Trump across Britain. They will miss as much work as it takes. Leaping up and down, they will howl as Air Force One takes off leaving the angry socialist babies behind."
Read the entire column here.
The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till's slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving "new information." The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury didn't file any new charges.
Deborah Watts, a cousin of Till, said she was unaware the case had been reopened until contacted by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
"The federal report, sent annually to lawmakers under a law that bears Till's name, does not indicate what the new information might be," the AP news story continues.
"But it was issued in late March following the publication last year of 'The Blood of Emmett Till,' a book that says a key figure in the case acknowledged lying about events preceding the slaying of the 14-year-old youth from Chicago," according to AP.
Calvin Freiburger reports at LifeSiteNews.com:
A Republican state senator running for Congress is holding his ground despite denunciations for comparing Planned Parenthood's abortion business to the Nazis' mass slaughter of Jews during World War II.
Kansas state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald is currently running to replace the retiring Rep. Lynn Jenkins in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the pro-life candidate has come under fire for condemning abortion with forceful historical comparisons.
According to LifeSiteNews, "last month, critics revisited a 2017 incident in which he sent a letter to Planned Parenthood Great Plains expressing displeasure that someone had donated to the organization in his name."
"This is as bad -- or worse -- as having one's name associated with Dachau," Fitzgerald replied, according to LifeSiteNews. "Dachau was one of the Holocaust's most notorious concentration camps, which housed more than 188,000 and claimed at least 28,000 victims," LifeSiteNews reports.
Thomas D. Williams reports at Breitbart:
A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed "unfit to work" after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex.
Dr. David Mackereth, 55, began training in May to become a health and disability assessor for the government but ran into trouble when his Christian and scientific convictions ran afoul of department protocols.
In his new job, Dr. Mackereth was to compile independent reports about the health of persons who were claiming disability benefits. His instructor told him that regardless of a patient or client's biological sex, he must only refer to them by their self-identified gender.
"I said that I had a problem with this," Mackereth is quoted as saying. "I believe that gender is defined by biology and genetics and that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."
"I could have kept my mouth shut but it was the right time to raise it," the doctor said, according to Breitbart.
Instead of remaining silent, Mackereth criticizes this government attack on the human rights to free speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of religion.
"Firstly, we are not allowed to say what we believe. Secondly, as my case shows, we are not allowed to think what we believe. Finally, we are not allowed to defend what we believe," Mackereth said, according to Breitbart.
"I don't think I should be compelled to use a specific pronoun," the doctor said, Breitbart reports.
"I am not setting out to upset anyone. But if upsetting someone can lead to doctors being sacked then, as a society, we have to examine where we are going."
Read the entire report.
Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:
Almost twice as many Democrats are willing to believe in being abducted by space aliens than in their country. Hillary Clinton had promised that if elected, she would find out the truth about the little green men and suggested that the planet had already been visited by aliens.
"Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51," she suggested.
The chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign, John Podesta, an obsessive UFO buff, appeared on an episode of Ancient Aliens which claimed that Hillary Clinton was defeated to suppress the truth about space aliens.
A larger point:
All this helps explain why the Democrats were so quick to retreat into conspiracy theories after losing the 2016 election. Just as they did after the JFK assassination and the 2000 election. It's natural for them to believe the worst of a country they already distrust.
The left's core beliefs are a series of conspiracy theories about class, race and gender. These conspiracy theories explain everything from crime rates to poverty to social problems. Most leftist programs are geared toward fighting a conspiracy by white people, by men, by the wealthy and the middle class that doesn't exist except in the minds of the left. . . .
Thus, we gain insight into the reactionary regressivism of so-called progressives:
They haven't replaced G-d with reason, but with flying saucers, storefront psychics, black cats, bad luck ladders and umbrellas, the wrath of Mother Earth, safe spaces, and the magical powers of dolphins. . . .
Democrats inhabit a demon-haunted world of superstitions and conspiracies. Instead of being enlightened, they were robbed of the confidence in the Creator and America that resounds from every patriotic Fourth of July anthem and song. They sold their birthright for the pottage of fear and hate.
They cower in safe spaces, fear the other and live their lives in the shadow of irrational terrors.
Read the entire column by Daniel Greenfield.
Pat Buchanan writes:
With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated.
The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It's not coming back. Unlike the Bourbons after the Revolution and the Terror, after Napoleon and the Empire, no restoration is in the cards.
It is over. The GOP's policies of recent decades -- the New World Order of George H.W. Bush, the crusades for democracy of Bush II -- failed, and are seen as having failed. With Trump's capture of the party they were repudiated.
There will be no turning back.
What were the historic blunders?
Ed Straker writes at American Thinker:
Talk show host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin has been talking a lot this week about the philosophical arguments that are being made about Supreme Court nominees. Levin made the point that liberals are insisting that a nominee promise to slavishly follow stare decisis, or to obediently obey past cases that they like, such as Roe v. Wade.
But Levin made the point that if Supreme Court justices only need to blindly follow past decisions, we could easily put monkeys on the court instead of people.
Levin points out that some Supreme Court precedents are not ones to be blindly followed:
1) Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the internment of Japanese Americans en masse.
2) Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld "separate but equal" segregation for blacks. Levin points out that Plessy was "settled law" for longer than Roe has been.
3) The Dred Scott case, where a slave who was in a free state was returned to his master.
"Levin says that Justices are human and can make mistakes," Straker continues. "That's why picking a justice who will blindly follow precedent is not the way to go."
"Instead, Levin says the President should select a nominee who will vow to follow the Constitution," Straker writes. "An originalist who follows the Constitution will then uphold precedent which was decided properly, and overrule precedents which weren't."
Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:
The Democrats' new rallying cry calling for the abolition of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) "is a call for anarchy," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned Tuesday.
"It's the way countries end and a new dictatorship begins," Gohmert explained in an interview on Fox Business Channel.
Bannister quotes Gohmert:
It's a call for anarchy. And, it's amazing that it has caught on and has been spreading even among what were thought to be mainstream Democrats. I mean, it's insane. If you don't have borders, you don't have a country.
And, when you're a welfare state, like the U.S. has become, it is just a giant sucking sound from all over the world.
You can't control it, and it means anarchy. It means might makes right and then that, ultimately, leads to a totalitarian dictator coming in and rounding up the military, taking over.
It's the way countries end and a new dictatorship begins. You call for anarchy, and then you get a dictator.
"It's unbelievable that people that are so ignorant, they'll be such foolish servants of those who want a dictator, want a totalitarian government," Gohmert said, according to CNSNews.
"And that's the only way you can have socialism," Gohmert cautioned, CNSNews reports.
"You have to force people -- to take from those according to their ability and give to those according to their need -- it takes a totalitarian government to make that work."
Watch the video here at CNSNews.com.
The Pearcey Report Editor at Large Nancy Pearcey writes at CNSNews:
Can the government force an organization to advertise for its competitors?
The Supreme Court says no.
The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, involved a California law that forced licensed pregnancy centers to advertise for state-funded abortion clinics. The law specified how large the sign had to be, and even dictated the words to be used. It required the sign to be placed inside the center, on its website, and in all advertising. It even required centers to provide the telephone number of state agencies that could connect women to abortion providers.
The effect of the law was essentially to crowd out the center's own message.
The Court struck down the law as a violation of the First Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said, "California cannot co-opt the licensed facilities [pregnancy centers] to deliver its message for it."
Here is Nancy's conclusion: "The NIFLA ruling is a big win against compelled speech. It affirms that the government may not coerce individuals to promote a message with which they disagree.
"Whether you oppose abortion or favor it, whether you are conservative or liberal, we should all be glad that the Supreme Court has taken a stand for freedom of speech."
Read the entire column by Nancy Pearcey