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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Survey of Financial Journalists: Liberals Outnumbering Conservatives 14-to-1

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2018, 11:05 AM

David Rutz reports at the Free Beacon:

A survey of financial journalists revealed a stark political contrast, with 58 percent of respondents describing themselves as liberal against just 4 percent calling themselves conservative.

The study, conducted by professors at Arizona State University and Texas A&M University, sought to "provide new insights into the inputs, incentives, and beliefs that shape their reporting" by interviewing 462 financial reporters about their jobs.

"The findings of the reporters' political leanings mirrors that of Politico surveys of the White House press corps in 2016 (zero Republicans among 72 reporters surveyed) and 2017 (three Republicans out of 63 surveyed)," Rutz reports.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Why Trump Right on CA Wildfires: "Green Policies" Burning Golden State to a Crisp

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2018, 02:21 PM

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Trump is right -- at least in a big-picture way -- and his critics are wrong.

Years ago environmentalist lobbies ideologically opposed to economic growth put the screws to California's once-thriving wood-harvesting industry. New federal and state regulations came into effect make it increasingly difficult for the industry to operate.

"As a result, timber industry employment gradually collapsed, falling in 2017 to half of what it was 20 years earlier, with imports from Canada, China, and other nations filling domestic need," Chuck DeVore, Vice President of National Initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, writes at Forbes.

As timber harvesting permit fees rose and environmental regulations intensified, industry employees left the field and "[t]he combustible fuel load in the forest predictably soared," according to DeVore.

“No longer were forest management professionals clearing brush and thinning trees."

"With all that kindling piling up on forest floors," Vadum continues, "today's devastating wildfires were not hard to foresee."

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Sick: Vox's Matt Yglesias Condoned Violence Against Wife of Tucker Carlson

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2018, 01:08 PM

Mike Brest reports at the Daily Caller:

Vox employee Matt Yglesias deleted all of his tweets Thursday night after facing criticism for defending the attacks against Fox News host Tucker Carlson's wife.

Yglesias announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he "honestly cannot empathize with Tucker Carlson's wife" after members of Antifa swarmed her home and cracked the front door Wednesday night.

"I think the idea behind terrorizing his family, like it or not as a strategy, is to make them feel some of the fear that the victims of MAGA-inspired violence feel thanks to the non-stop racial incitement coming from Tucker, Trump, etc.[,]" Yglesias tweeted before deleting it.

"He followed up that tweet adding, 'I agree that this is probably not tactically sound but if your instinct is to empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his victims then you should take a minute to reflect on why that is'," Brest reports.

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See Also
Vox Co-Founder Matthew Yglesias Blames Tucker Carlson for the Mob That Attacked Carlson's Home



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Samantha Bee Defends Acosta: We Should Be "Ashamed" of Trump

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2018, 12:45 PM

Ben Kew writes at Breitbart:

TBS Full Frontal host Samantha Bee defended CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta after he got physical with a White House intern at a press briefing on Wednesday.

After a testy exchange with Acosta over his policies on immigration, President Donald Trump accused Accosta of being a "very rude person," adding that "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them."

"No, we should be ashamed of you working for us!" Bee responded.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Trump Exulting in Having Nancy Pelosi as His Foil

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2018, 10:38 AM

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

Prior to the election, there was speculation that President Trump wanted Republicans to lose the House in order to ensure his 2020 re-election by running against the crazy House Dems, led by Nancy Pelosi, whose verbal inartfulness is already legendary.

On the campaign trail, he warned his supporters about the dangers of a Pelosi speakership, but I am pretty sure he recognizes in her the possibilities for deal-making.

Support for that hypothesis comes from the congratulatory call he made to her last night, and from his tweet this morning endorsing her for Speaker. . . .

Lisfon says he looks "forward to the intra-party conflict ahead for the Democrats as the impeachment-crazed haters run up against the party establishment. . . . Trump knows that the aging establishment versus the new generation radical crazies (Alexandria Occasional-Cortez, for example) is a fault line that he can exploit."      

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Democrat Stacey Abrams: Banning Guns Like Banning Radar Detectors

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2018, 11:39 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

During Monday morning interview on CNN, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made clear she does not see any difference between banning guns and banning radar detectors.

Her appearance gave the host time to reference Abrams' Sunday comments, wherein she said that Georgians may have to “turn their guns in” under her gun control plans.

The host asked if she was really going to take away people's guns, and Abrams responded by comparing bans on radar detectors with bans on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

"I support a law that will ban 'assault weapons'," Abrams is quoted as saying. "And just as when we banned radar detection, for example, some people turned in their devices, some people kept them and just refused to use them anymore."

According to Hawkins, "after mentioning that people were able to keep their radar detectors but were banned from using them," Democrat Abrams "then pointed out that the case could be different with weapons, saying, 'Weapons are more dangerous, they are more vulnerable to misuse'."

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Monday, November 5, 2018

"Die Jew Rats": Democrat Charged With Vandalizing New York Synagogue

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2018, 11:56 AM

Lloyd Billingsley writes at Frontpagemag.com:

On Friday, just days after 11 people were murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue, New York City police arrested James Polite, a Democrat, for vandalizing a New York synagogue with anti-Semitic messages.

"Die Jew rats we are here," read one message, along with "Jews better be ready," and "Hitler."

The next day, CNN failed to report that Polite, 26, was a Democrat activist who had worked on the Obama campaign in 2008.

CNN described him as a "Brooklyn man" arrested and charged with a hate crime for the anti-Semitic messages and "criminal mischief and making graffiti."

Other reports found more background on the Democrat, who had been identified through surveillance footage.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

6-in-9 Swing District Voters: Keep Migrant Caravan Out of the Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2018, 12:59 PM

John Binder reports at Breitbart:

Nearly 6-in-9 likely voters in swing districts across the United States say federal officials must keep a migrant caravan of at least 10,000 Central Americans out of the country.

In a new poll by NumbersUSA, about 65 percent of likely voters in swing districts this election cycle say the migrant caravan headed to the U.S. to overwhelm the country's asylum and immigration system needs to be kept out of the country.

About 40 percent say "all of them" in the caravan should be stopped "from entering the country." About 25 percent of likely swing district voters say the U.S. should "require them to remain in Mexico until their asylum hearing."

"Only 18 percent of likely swing district voters support the country's current asylum process, which allows illegal border crossers and asylum-seekers to enter the U.S. while awaiting their hearings," Binder reports.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

AZ Poll: Martha McSally Solidifying Lead Over Kyrsten Sinema for U.S. Senate

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2018, 01:27 PM

Hank Berrien reports at Daily Wire:

A new poll released on Thursday from ABC15 Arizona and OH Predictive Insights shows Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally solidifying her lead in the close senatorial race against Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.

The poll found McSally garnering 52% of the vote while Sinema got 45%. 2% of voters were undecided; 1% said they'd vote for Green Party candidate Angela Green.

"Mike Noble, the head pollster for OH Predictive Insights, said the key factors in the race are the recent confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and the migrant caravan headed to the United States," according to Berrien. 

"With the migrant caravan headed for the United States, McSally has been focusing on the issue," Berrien reports.

"Every single day, everywhere I go, people are asking me about the caravan," McSally is quoted as saying. "Every single day, they are asking about what we are doing to secure our border."

Daily Wire also reports that McSally "held a news conference Tuesday in Mesa, where three members of 'angel families,' people whose relatives had been killed by illegal immigrants, offered their endorsements of her."

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

School of Lies: Eavesdropping on Obama's Organizing for Action This Election

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

Lee DeCovnick writes at American Thinker:

There is nothing like the local coffee shop near my home to hear the unvarnished truth.

Tuesday morning, I was sitting with my morning brew reading how wonderful it was that the Dodgers got slam dunked, when a group of 12 folks, mostly in their 20's, and the leader in her forties, orders and they sit across from me at a large table and hold their meeting.

They are the true believers; door bell ringers for the Democratic candidate for the California Assembly in my district.

The leader was real piece of work, white, sour faced, short hair, no makeup, black jeans and black tee, and wearing a black and white "Palestinian" keffiyeh around her neck, and carrying a notebook with the OFA (Organizing for Action) logo. Yes, Obama's own Revolutionary Guards.

Let me report just the most salient instruction that was told to these folks . . . lie.

In a nutshell, the leader said to ask the home owners you contact what their political concerns are, then feed these concerns back as positive positions for the candidate.

Taxes too high? Feed back that the candidate wants to lower taxes.

More gun control? Feed back that the candidate want more gun control.

Too many immigrants? Feed back that the candidate wants to review the situation.

"This went on, ad nauseum, for 15 minutes," DeCovnick wrties.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Networks Disregard Florida GOP HQ Getting Shot Up . . . Bash Trump Instead

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM

Nicholas Fondacaro writes at Newsbusters:

For a week, the liberal media have been railing against President Trump, claiming he was the one responsible for the violence and death in recent days.

Yet when the Volusia County Florida Republican Party headquarters was sprayed with bullets Sunday night, none of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) cared enough to mention it during their Monday news programs. . . . 

Turning a blind eye to violence against Republicans was not new to the liberal media.

Just last month, the networks ignored a GOP office in Wyoming being intentionally set on fire. The broadcast networks have also ignored the disturbing upsurge in physical attacks against GOP candidates and lawmakers. One attack included a candidate in California who had to use a lawn sign to fend off a man trying to stab him.

"Instead of covering the attack against the GOP office," Fondacaro writes, "the networks decided their time was better-spent railing against Trump for criticizing the press and for being, in their minds, an insufficient 'consoler-in-chief'."

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Candace Owens Announces "Blexit" -- The Black Exit

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2018, 12:52 PM

Watch and listen here as Candace Owens unveils a new initiative she calls BLEXIT -- the "Black Exit from permanent victimhood, the Black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America."

"We free," the Blexit website proclaims. And then explains: 

BLEXIT is a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy. It is a rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear.

BLEXIT is a renaissance. It is our formal declaration of independence.

Here's the website.


Kanye West Designs "Blexit" Shirts, Encourages Black Americans to Leave Democrat Party

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2018, 12:27 PM

Tom Joyce reports at LifeZette:

Rapper Kanye West, who has been open about his support for the current sitting president, is now using merchandise to help encourage black Americans to leave the Democratic Party.

The artist designed a series of "Blexit" ("black exit") merchandise that was revealed at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

West himself was not at the event, but Turning Point's communications director, Candace Owens, who has grown friendly with West, praised him for it there.

"Blexit is a renaissance, and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West," Owens is quoted as saying the D.C. summit.

West "has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have," Owens said, according to LifeZette.



Friday, October 26, 2018

Nancy Pearcey @LifeZette: #MeToo Movement Roils Classical Music World

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2018, 12:42 PM

Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey writes at LifeZette:

Officials with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are facing a federal sexual harassment complaint by primary oboist Katherine Needleman (pictured above left) against concertmaster Jonathan Carney. She claims he propositioned her for sex, then retaliated when she denied his advances. (The concertmaster is second in importance only to the conductor.)

The Cleveland Orchestra’s concertmaster, William Preucil, celebrated as the best in the country, was recently suspended. Violinist Zeneba Bowers charges that after assaulting her, Preucil threatened to blacklist her if she told anyone.

Even world-renowned conductors have been ousted. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London canceled conductor Charles Dutoit’s appearances "for the immediate future" following allegations of sexual assault, including rape.

The Metropolitan Opera in New York City fired star conductor James Levine earlier this year, saying it found credible evidence that he engaged in "sexually abusive and harassing conduct both before and during the period when he worked at the Met."

Charles Dutoit? James Levine? I grew up in a musical home (and attended college on a full-tuition violin scholarship), so these are names I've known since my teens, always spoken with reverence.

Yet these revelations did not come as a great shock to some people in the classical music world.

I interviewed a husband and wife who work as professional musicians and teach at the university level. They said the pervasiveness of sexual harassment "has been known for years, but nobody did anything about it."

Read more

See Also
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Exploding the Transgender Myth

By Rick Pearcey • October 25, 2018, 11:09 AM

Avrohom Gordimer writes at American Thinker:

The Trump administration is finally bursting the bubble -- a bubble full of hot air, falsehoods, and nefarious social agendas.
. . .

The entire transgender legitimacy movement is a fabrication in which new vocabulary was introduced to glorify those who suffer from the psychiatric condition known as gender dysphoria.

Although it has been sanitized to reflect political correctness and liberal values, the American Psychiatric Association's classification of gender dysphoria treats the condition as a mental disorder; it is hard to avoid the inescapable scientific truth.

Under President Obama, the federal government was directed to deny this truth and to treat those with gender dysphoria as really being of the sex they imagine they are, due to their disorder.

President Trump has corrected this error and should be applauded.

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Related
Nancy Pearcey -- Science Wins: Trump Admin Proposes Transgender Policy Based on Biology



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Socialist Venezuela: Blackouts Force Doctors to Perform Surgery in Darkness

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2018, 01:59 PM

In a news article titled "Blackouts Force Venezuelans to Live and Work -- Even Perform Surgery -- in Darkness," Gustavo Ocando Alex reports at the Miami Herald:

When the lights go out in their sixth-floor apartment yet again, the Molero family knows the drill. First, 27-year-old Marcos José Molero, a quadriplegic since birth, begins muttering swear words in his bedroom, angry that he won't be able to watch his favorite TV series or the latest Barcelona soccer game.

Then his father, Marcos José Molero Sr., drags sleeping mats into the living room -- "It's fresher in here," he said during a blackout last month ­-- so his son can find some comfort in the blistering darkness.

Next, the 56-year-old civil engineer takes turns with his wife laying wet towels on his son's body to help cool him so he doesn't get another heat rash on his legs and back. They know the apartment can quickly heat up to 95 degrees with no air conditioning.

And finally, as they sit in the dark, they play soothing music on a battery-powered radio. . . ."

"Blackouts in Zulia state, an area of northwestern Venezuela that includes the country's second-largest city of Maracaibo, have become commonplace in the last year," the Herald reports.

"Food and medicine were already increasingly scarce in Venezuela, but the power cuts that come without warning -- sometimes more than once a day -- are a new form of misery," the Herald states.

"The government has blamed the outages on a variety of things -- including pesky animals," according to the Herald. "In an Oct. 20 tweet, Energy Minister Luis Motta Dominguez named 'rats, mice, snakes, cats, squirrels' as possible culprits in shorting out lines. He added: 'In the list of animals mentioned above, of course iguanas are included.'"

Read more.   

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Socialist-Run Venezuela Descends Into Chaos



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Migrant Caravan Invasion: What the President Must Do to Seal the Border

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2018, 12:54 PM

Joseph Klein writes at Frontpagemag.com

A migrant caravan from Central America is currently heading en masse to the United States. Its members, several thousand strong, are intent on pouring into the U.S. in what amounts to an invasion force.

President Trump has correctly branded the caravan an "onslaught" and an "assault on our country." The president has promised to use military troops if necessary to close the southern border with Mexico.

He also threatened to cut off all foreign aid to those Central American countries that are not doing enough to stop the migration caravan in its tracks.

Members of the caravan have already demonstrated their violent streak during an early stage of their trek, as they approached Mexico. They "forced their way through Guatemala's northwestern border and flooded onto a bridge leading to Mexico," AFP reported.

These migrants, mainly from Honduras, engaged in violent clashes with Mexican riot police as they tried to surge through police lines and cross the bridge into Mexico. Four Mexican police officers were reportedly injured.

"Violent entry into the country not only threatens our sovereignty, but also puts the migrants themselves at risk," Mexico’s President Pena Nieto is quoted as saying. "Mexico does not permit and will not permit entry into its territory in an irregular fashion, much less in a violent fashion."

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Monday, October 22, 2018

The Devils: Leftist Violence Is Natural Outgrowth of Authoritarian Ideology

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2018, 12:37 PM

In his latest column David Limbaugh asks

What do you make of the leftist violence and anarchy all over the country lately? Is it just random and unrepresentative of the Democratic Party and the left as a whole? Or does it logically follow from what the left has become?

As Limbaugh sees it: 

There is a logical connection between the left's ideology and its authoritarian, intolerant and violent behavior.

There are passionate advocates on both sides of the political divide, each fervently believing in their respective views, but the modern political left is much less respectful of the Constitution, the rule of law and democratic processes.

For far too many leftists, the end justifies the means, so they are willing to suspend due process and change the rules when they don't prevail at the ballot box.

Drilling further down, Limbaugh notes: 

Leftists, being largely secular, invest their faith in government, which partially explains their inability to accept the failures of their policies to achieve the results they claim they want (socialism) and their sometimes even abandoning the pursuit of those results. . . . 

The left's moral preening, virtue signaling and sermonizing are natural outgrowths of its quasi-spiritual, unshakable faith in its failed utopian policies. Leftists invested enormous hope in Obama's agenda, but it yielded only economic stagnation and an America in decline.

Their faith-based incredulity manifests itself in their taking credit for Trump's economy -- even after their leader himself, former President Obama, predicted that the dreadful economic malaise over which he presided was to be a permanent phenomenon in America.

The sad reality is that Democrats have no solutions anymore and thus are reduced to crass, divisive identity politics -- pitting minorities against white people, women against men, and poor against rich.

No matter what they say, there is no satisfying them; they traffic in agitating racial, gender and economic warfare, and it's devastating to the national fabric. This explains why they demonize Kanye West and any other black person who dares to stray from the prescribed liberal dogma.

"The left's increasing violent episodes and rhetoric give us a taste of what Democrats would be like if they regained majority power," Limbaugh concludes. "If that happens, they will engage full-bore in the kind of lawless authoritarian behavior they falsely accuse President Trump of committing."

Read the entire column.



Friday, October 19, 2018

New York Man Arrested for Death Threats Against Senators Supporting Kavanaugh

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2018, 04:06 PM

Evie Fordham reports at Daily Caller:

A New York man was arrested Friday for making death threats to two unnamed senators, who supported the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in phone calls dating back as far as Sept. 27.

Ronald DeRisi, 74, left more than 10 expletive-laced, threatening phone messages, prosecutors said, according to USA Today.

He allegedly talked about making a senator a "dead man" with a "9 millimeter" in the "side of the head," in a Sept. 27 phone call to one of the senators, reported Politico.

Read more.



Thursday, October 18, 2018

Toxic Trans vs. Women's Rights: Nancy Pearcey on KNRS IHeart Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2018, 02:41 PM

Our editor at large Nancy Pearcey will join radio host Rod Arquette at 5:20 PM central time to discuss her LifeZette column, published today and titled, "Why Let Transgendering Men Destroy Women's Sports . . . and Rights?"

You can listen online at IHeart radio or at KNRS 105.9 FM/570 AM in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For a deeper dive into these issues, please see Nancy's most recent book, Love Thy Body.


Pelosi Details Plans for Open Borders: No Democrats Will Vote for Trump Wall

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2018, 01:11 PM

John Binder writes at Breitbart:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that if the Democrats take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, none of them will vote for President Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In an interview with Politico, Pelosi detailed her plans -- or lack thereof -- for the U.S.-Mexico border and national immigration policy, which does not include Trump's proposed border wall.

"I don't see any of us voting for wall funding," Pelosi said. "We have a responsibility to secure our borders," Pelosi said. "There are ways to do that that are consistent with civilization, humanitarianism, and who we are as a nation. We have to remove all doubt about that."

"Pelosi's hinting that Congress must 'remove all doubt' that the U.S. is humane could come in the form of House and Senate Democrats' plan to end all immigration enforcement across the nation, including the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)," Binder writes.

Read more. 



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hungary Bans Gender Studies: Because It's "an Ideology, Not a Science"

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2018, 11:30 AM

Caleb Parke reports at Fox News:

Hungary's populist government has banned gender studies degrees citing low enrollment numbers that waste taxpayer money and because it is "an ideology not a science."

Left-wing critics say it's academically problematic, politically unheard of in a democratic society, and argue gender studies degrees do lead to jobs.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been called the Donald Trump of Europe, signed the decree, which went into effect Saturday, removing gender studies from a list of approved master's programs, though students already enrolled will be grandfathered in.

"The Hungarian government is of the clear view that people are born either men or women," Orban's chief of staff said recenlty, according to Fox News. "They lead their lives the way they think best, but beyond this, the Hungarian state does not wish to spend public funds on education in this area."

Read more.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Top Democrat's Lead Vanishes Amid Fallout From Domestic Abuse Allegations

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2018, 09:55 AM

Lukas Mikelionis reports at Fox News:

Embattled Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison’s lead in the Minnesota Attorney General election appears to be vanishing amid allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.

The congressman's bid to become the top law enforcement official in the blue state was supposed to be an easy task for a popular Democrat who holds one of the top positions within the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

But Ellison's lead has taken a dramatic cut since Karen Monahan came forward with her story in August detailing the physical and emotional abuse she suffered allegedly at the hands of Ellison.

"In one particular incident, Ellison allegedly [] dragged her from a bed and shouted 'F--- you, b---' and 'I hate you'," Mikelionis reports. "She also released a 2017 medical document in which she identified the congressman as the cause of her 'emotional and physical abuse'."

"Recent polls indicate that Ellison [is] in a dead heat race with Doug Wardlow, the Republican opponent, according to the New York Times," Mikelionis reports.

"The poll also found that 40 percent [of] surveyed voters said the domestic abuse allegations 'are a factor' in whether to vote for the Democrat," according to Mikelionis. "Another poll shows the congressman leading by five points."

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Monday, October 15, 2018

"Gosnell" Movie Profiling Serial-Killer Abortionist Breaks Top 10 Nationally

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2018, 01:06 PM

Steven Ertelt writes at LifeNews.com:

Despite a media blackout and virtually no coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie Gosnell made the list of top 10 movies across the United States over the weekend.

Coming in at the #10 spot, Gosnell came in ahead of other movies with much wider releases -- as the film is appearing in just 673 theaters nationwide. 

Despite the more limited release, Gosnell outperformed A Simple Favor, The Nun, and the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians . . . .

Had Gosnell opened in 2,800 theaters like other movies in the top 10 list it would have finished in 7th place for the weekend -- making it more popular per theater than The House With a Clock in Its Walls and Bad Times at the El Royale.

"Those who are watching the movie are giving in tremendously high ratings. It has a 67% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and 99% of those viewing it said they liked it," Ertelt writes. 

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Nancy Pearcey, Robert George at Metro Chicago Conference

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2018, 01:48 PM

Go here for more information on a Touchstone conference on the theme of "Patriarchy: Fatherhood and the Restoration of Culture," held October 11-13 at Trinity International University.



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Professor: Hurricane Victims "Reaping" Their Decision to Elect "Climate Deniers"

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2018, 03:51 PM

Michael Bastasch writes at the Daily Caller:

Does University of St. Thomas thermal sciences professor John Abraham actually believe Florida Panhandle residents deserved to get hit by a catastrophic hurricane for electing "climate deniers?"

"Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers," reads the headline an article by Abraham, published in The Guardian Thursday.

"Elections have consequences. Denying science has consequences. And we are reaping what we sow," the subhead reads.

"Despite the lack of science to support for his case, Abraham blames Michael's intensity on man-made global warming, leading to his subsequent claim that southern voters brought this upon themselves by voting Republicans into office," Bastasch states.

"The United Nation's latest climate report, released Sunday, found there's little to no evidence global warming is making hurricanes more extreme or intense," Bastasch writes.

"Numerous studies towards and beyond AR5 have reported a decreasing trend in the global number of tropical cyclones and/or the globally accumulated cyclonic energy," the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found, according to the Daily Caller.

Read more.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Michelle Malkin: In 2 Days, the Most Important Movie You've Never Heard Of

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2018, 01:43 PM

Michelle Malkin writes at CR:

It's here.

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer debuts in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney is the most important movie in America right now -- a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly medical malpractice, systemic government malfeasance and cultural apathy toward the most vulnerable members of our society.

I first reported on this real-life horror story nearly eight years ago, but you've probably not heard or read a word about Gosnell in the mainstream press, TV news or online. The conspiracy of silence is the result of both malign neglect and active suppression of inconvenient truths.

Malkin provides some of the particulars behind the silence regarding Gosnell:  

  • CNN "Lack of Interest": "One CNN commentator flippantly explained that the network's lack of interest was a 'business decision,' not bias"
  • Kickstarter Censorship: "Pro-abortion censors at crowdsourcing giant Kickstarter banned McAleer and McElhinney from raising money for the project leading small donors across the country to help conduct the largest-ever crowdfunded movie on Indiegogo. (Full disclosure: I put my money where my principles are and donated three times, in addition to using my social media platforms to lend a hand.)"
  • NPR Ad Blocking: "Taxpayer-supported National Public Radio refused to run sponsored ads describing Gosnell as an 'abortionist' because its legal department determined the accurate description violated the left-leaning network's 'value neutral' platform. LOL."
  • Facebook Banning: "This past week, Facebook banned advertising for the movie -- a continuation of its systemic crackdown on conservative speech."

"What are they trying to hide?" Malkin asks.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kavanaugh Catapults Marsha Blackburn Into Lead in Key Tennessee Senate Race

By Rick Pearcey • October 9, 2018, 03:12 PM

David M. Drucker reports at the Washington Examiner:

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn holds her first sustained lead in the race for an open Tennessee Senate seat, catapulted ahead of Democrat Phil Bredesen by the partisan battle to confirm newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Kavanaugh clash has awakened complacent Republicans and motivated conservative voters blasé about President Trump to rally around the GOP flag. The development is hobbling Bredesen, a popular former governor, undercutting his crossover appeal with rank-and-file Republicans and diminishing the Democratic Party's critical enthusiasm edge.

"Blackburn cruised past Bredesen in two public opinion polls conducted at the apex of the Kavanaugh controversy," according to the Examiner.

"The fresh data suggests the episode has nationalized the Tennessee contest and led Republicans open to voting for the Democrat to retreat to their partisan bunkers," the Examiner reports. "In one survey, Blackburn topped Bredesen by 8 percentage points; in another, she was in front by 5 points."

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Susan Collins: "They Actually Threatened to Rape One of My Young Female Staffers"

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2018, 12:00 PM

From an article titled, "Left Turns Vicious on Sen. Susan Collins," at WND:

Three weeks ago, Maine Republican Susan Collins was the darling of those opposing Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.

USA Today reported back then: "Kavanaugh's opponents have identified Collins, along with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, as Senate Republicans who could potentially vote against Trump's Supreme Court pick. The opposition is largely driven by abortion-rights activists' fear that Kavanaugh could be the justice whose vote overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision."

Flash forward to Saturday, when Collins stunned the left with her right hook. Today, the senator's office has reported receiving threatening calls and letters as well as more than 3,000 wire coat hangers in grim a reference to the unsafe, illegal abortions that abortion-rights defenders say would follow the end of Roe v. Wade.

And a controversial crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $1.1 million to give to a future Collins opponent if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

"Collins told the Wall Street Journal that she finds 'the out-of-state voicemails being left on the answering machines of my state offices" to be "incredibly offensive," WND states.

"In one case -- and we are going to turn this over to the police, but unfortunately, of course, the person didn't leave a name or number -- but they actually threatened to rape one of my young female staffers," Collins said, according to WND. 

Read more. 



Friday, October 5, 2018

Feminist Journal Accepted Hoax Anti-Male Re-Write of Hitler's "Mein Kampf"

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2018, 02:53 PM

Tim Ciccotta reports at Breitbart:

A feminist academic journal published a hoax paper based on Adolph Hitler's “Mein Kampf” that had been rewritten with feminist buzzwords.

As a part of a wide-ranging hoax against various academic journals, Helen Pluckrose, James Lindsay, and Peter Boghossian submitted a reimagining of Adolph Hitler's Mein Kampf to a feminist journal for publication.

The team of hoaxers submitted a version of "Mein Kampf" that had been rewritten from the perspective of an intersectional feminist.

The paper, which was titled, "Our Struggle Is My Struggle: Solidarity Feminism as an Intersectional Reply to Neoliberal and Choice Feminism," received strong praise from its reviewers in academia.

"The reviewers are supportive of the work and noted its potential to generate important dialogue for social workers and feminist scholars," the journal’s co-editor-in-chief said upon first review.

For more on feminazi goings-on at the feminist journal Affilia, please go here



Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Describes Supernatural Encounter With Pro-Life Feminists

By Rick Pearcey • October 4, 2018, 04:25 PM

Emily Ward reports at CNSNews.com:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Texas Tribune on Saturday that she felt famous feminists "crowding" her in her chair during her first meeting with President George W. Bush at the White House after becoming part of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives.

"I'd never had this experience before, but I was just crowded in in my chair and I was like, What is happening here?" Pelosi told an audience at the Sept. 29 interview.

"And then I realized," Pelosi said, "that, sitting on the chair with me in that White House meeting while President Bush was speaking, was Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, they were all right there on the chair with me. And I heard them say, 'At last we have a seat at the table.'"

"Three of these women -- Anthony, Stanton and Paul -- were also pro-life, in contrast to Pelosi's pro-abortion views," Ward writes.

"In her interview, Pelosi suggested that a woman's 'right' to have an abortion was non-negotiable, Ward continues.

"One place you can't find common ground, I can just tell you this, is on the issue of a woman's right to choose. That is the thing that is an absolute," Pelosi said, CNSNews reports.

"According to Feminists for Life, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization which opposes abortion, Paul held a very different point of view," Ward reports. "When feminists began to link the Equal Rights Act (ERA) with abortion, Paul 'opposed' this trend, saying, 'Abortion is the ultimate in the exploitation of women'."

Read more.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nancy Pearcey Speaking Today at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2018, 11:35 AM

Nancy's presentation at 12:00 eastern time on her new book Love Thy Body is part of the FRC Speaker Series.

Here's the announcement at FRC.



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Father of Parkland Victim Blasts Actress Alyssa Milano: Should "Learn Her Facts"

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2018, 12:16 PM

Ryan Gaydos reports at Fox News:

The father of a victim in the Parkland high school shooting blasted actress Alyssa Milano on Monday after she blamed the National Rifle Association for his daughter's death.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was killed in February when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., said Milano should "learn her facts before she speaks."

"The FBI, Sherrif Israel, mental illness counselors, school administrators & failed diversionary programs are to blame," Pollack said in a tweet. "Not the NRA."

Read more.



Monday, October 1, 2018

Prosecutor's Report: 9 Reasons Blasey Ford Not Credible

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2018, 02:35 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart

Rachel Mitchell, the veteran sex crimes prosecutor chosen by Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to question Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, has filed a report that points out Ford's inconsistencies and apparent deceptions.

"In the legal context, here is my bottom line," she writes.

"A 'he said, she said' case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that.

"I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence."

She adds, "Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard." This means Ford's story does no reach the 50-50 level of more likely than not.

Read more.



Friday, September 28, 2018

So Stupid It's Funny: Republicans "Only Interested in Retaining White Power in This Country" -- Joy Behar

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2018, 04:03 PM

I thought you might enjoy a little Friday levity as we jump into the weekend.

Here's the report from Breitbart. Enjoy!



Thursday, September 27, 2018

Live: Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh Testify Before Judiciary Committee

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2018, 10:20 AM

Watch the testimony here.



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Flashback: See on "Tucker" the Founder of Group That Accosted Ted & Heidi Cruz

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2018, 02:08 PM

WND is reporting that "Antifa Professor" Mike Isaacson, "who worked in the economics department at the Manhattan college of the City University of New York" (CUNY), is the founder of the group that harassed Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, out of Washington, D.C., restaurant.

In this video, we see "Mike Isaacson vs. Tucker Carlson" -- a segment from the Carlson show broadcast Sept. 14, 2017 on the Fox News channel. 

At the time, Isaacson was employed by John Jay College. After tweeting "off the pigs" and "dead cops are good," Isaacson was placed on administrative leave and then terminated by John Jay College, according to PJMedia.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"YOU ARE NOT SAFE": Fascistic Antifa Threatens Ted Cruz After Disrupting His Dinner

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2018, 01:39 PM

Molly Prince reports at Daily Caller:

The Washington, D.C. chapter of Antifa sent a message to Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz early Tuesday morning after chasing him out of a restaurant, telling the Texas senator that he is "not safe."

Cruz was dining with his wife, Heidi, on Monday night when a large crowd of protesters flooded the restaurant shouting "we believe survivors," referring to allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee to the Supreme Court who Cruz supports. Cruz and his wife promptly left the restaurant.

Watch video of fascistic Antifa with the description "Antifa Losers Ambush Senator Ted Cruz and His Wife."

Read more

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Poll: Congress Approval at 19%

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2018, 12:21 PM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Only 19% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing this September, which is up from 17% in August, but within the 15%-20% range of approval for the year so far, according to a new survey. . . .

"Congressional approval has averaged 30% since Gallup began measuring it in 1974," said the polling firm. "The current 19% approval among Americans is well below that average, but similar to Americans' sentiments through most of the period since January of last year."

Read more.



Friday, September 21, 2018

Scientific Studies Behind Obama School Lunch Program Retracted

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2018, 02:12 PM

Rick Moran writes at American Thinker:

We all know that the nutrition industry has more than its share of fakes, charlatans, and snake oil salesmen. But it was thought that scientific studies published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) had the advantage of being peer-reviewed and critiqued by objective experts.

That may be so. But the scandal involving one of the most popular -- and most published -- nutrition researchers in the world should make us question everything we've been told about how to eat healthy.

JAMA announced that it is retracting (removing from publication) six studies on nutrition by Cornell University food scientist Brian Wansink. That brings the total number of studies by Wansink that have been pulled to 13. And there are 15 other studies by the good doctor that are under review.

Cornell announced that Wansink is resigning his post at the end of the term. But the damage he has done to the credibility of the nutrition industry -- and the social sciences in general -- is only beginning to be understood. . . . 

It turns out, Moran continues, that "some of these studies were used to justify the reasoning behind the Obama school lunch programs." 

Read more.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate Changes Tune: "That It Happened or Not, I Have No Idea"

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2018, 01:24 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

A classmate of Christine Blasey Ford is now changing her story, saying she doesn't actually know whether an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place like she suggested it did on social media.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Cristina King Miranda initially wrote, "Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her. This incident did happen. Many of us heard about it in school and Christine's recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true."

Miranda also wrote that, "Even before Christine came forward," she was against Kavanaugh's nomination. "I was and still am completely against his nomination."

"I do not want him representing me or making decisions on my behalf in the Supreme Court as he goes against everything sacred to me as a woman, mother, daughter, latina, American and professional. No matter how fine a person and 'upstanding' citizen he may be," Miranda added.

"Now Miranda says she has 'no idea' whether the incident happened," CNSNews reports.

"That it happened or not, I have no idea," Miranda is quoted as telling Nina Totenberg of NPR.

"I can't say that it did or didn't."

Miranda "further explained that she was 'empowered' in her Facebook post claiming that she knew about the alleged incident, but at the time she had 'no idea' she would be required to 'go to the specifics' about her knowledge and 'defend it before 50 cable channels'," according to CNSNews.

Read more



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Poll: Ted Cruz +9 Over Beto O'Rourke

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2018, 01:10 PM

Patrick Svitek reports at Texas Tribune:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leads his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke by 9 percentage points among likely voters, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Released Tuesday, the survey found Cruz with 54 percent support and O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman, with 45 percent. Only 1 percent of those polled were undecided.

"The Texas U.S. Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke, and Democratic hopes for an upset win there, have boosted talk of a Senate takeover," Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a news release.

"These numbers may calm that talk."

For more information on the Quinnipiac Poll, please see the "Release Detail" here



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh Ex-Girlfriend: "He Was Nothing but Kind," "Polite," "Respectful"

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2018, 11:33 AM

Andrew Kugle reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

Two ex-girlfriends of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defended his character on Monday amid an allegation that he committed sexual assault when he was in high school.

"He was nothing but kind and polite and respectful," Maura Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald dated Kavanaugh in college and was friends with him throughout high school.

"I had known him since high school. I dated him briefly in college. We have remained close friends ever since. I cherish his friendship. He has just been such a stand-up guy, full of integrity. I admire him. He . . . treated no one with disrespect."

Read more.



Monday, September 17, 2018

Wyoming Hunting Guide Fatally Mauled by Grizzly Bears

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2018, 12:28 PM

Ryan Gaydos reports at Fox News:

A Wyoming hunting guide was fatally mauled and his client was injured when a pair of grizzly bears attacked them Friday, officials said.

Authorities later euthanized two grizzly bears, a mother and a cub, who wildlife managers believe killed guide Mark Uptain and wounded his client Corey Chubon near the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks border, according to USA Today.

“All available evidence indicates that these two bears were the bears involved in the Terrace Mountain attack," Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Rebekah Fitzgerald said in a statement Sunday.

"Uptain and Chubon were attacked by bears as they field dressed the elk they had shot," officials reportedly said, according to Fox News.

"The deadly incident came weeks after a federal judge halted Wyoming state officials' plans to hold a grizzly hunt this month, according to USA Today," Fox News reports. "The hunt was put on hold until Oct. 1."

"I can only imagine how horrific this was," hunting guide Sy Gilliland told USA Today, according to Fox. "You've got a bear population that's basically un-hunted, is an apex predator, and has no fear of humans."

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Update: Nancy Pearcey on the Mike Huckabee TV Show

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2018, 06:32 PM

Our editor at large Nancy Pearcey appeared in-studio live last night on the Mike Huckabee TV Show.

To make room for coverage of Hurricane Florence, her taped segment will broadcast not tonight and tomorrow night (as originally scheduled) but at a later date.

So stay tuned for an update on when her guest appearance is rescheduled to air. 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Nancy Pearcey In-Studio Guest on the Mike Huckabee TV Show

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2018, 11:36 AM

Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey will be an in-studio guest on the Mike Huckabee TV Show talking about her new book Love Thy Body -- addressing cutting-edge moral issues such as abortion, transgenderism, homosexuality, and more. 

Franklin Graham is scheduled to make an appearance as well, to discuss Hurricane Florence and what his group Samaritan's Purse is doing to provide assistance.

The program tapes in Nashville this evening before a live audience.

The episode will air Saturday (9/15) again Sunday (9/16) on TBN at 8/7c.

The show will also appear Saturday night on Huckabee's FB page and Huckabee's website.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

This Economy Definitely Not Obama's Recovery

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2018, 02:09 PM

Stephen Moore writes at the NYPost:

Barack Obama is trying to take credit for the booming economy under President Trump. "When you hear how great the economy is doing right now," Obama said on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates a few days ago, "let's just remember when this recovery started."

By this logic, the Kingston Trio laid the groundwork for the Beatles.

But the contrast in economic performance between the two presidents is undeniable. Obama's multitrillion-dollar spend-and-borrow policies produced 2 percent growth. In his final year, Obama handed off to Trump an economy that was limping at 1.6 percent.

"After only 18 months in office, Trump has elevated growth to 3 percent on an annual rate and the latest projections are that the growth rate for the second and third quarter (which ends Sept. 30) will be over 4 percent," Moore notes.

"One might say all it took to get the economy really crackling was getting Obama out of office," he states.

"The real economic boom started almost the day after the election in 2016 with the surge in small business, investor and consumer confidence," Moore writes.

"No one on the left, least of all Obama, thought this was remotely possible."

Read more



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cougar Apparently Kills "Avid" Woman Hiker in Oregon

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2018, 02:30 PM

Nicole Darrah reports at Fox News:

An Oregon woman who had been reported missing nearly two weeks ago was most likely killed by a cougar in an "unprecedented event," investigators revealed Tuesday.

The body of Diana Bober, 55, was found Monday off a trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles southeast of Portland, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The medical examiner's office determined that wounds found on Bober's body were "consistent with a suspected cougar attack," and ruled out the possibility that she was mauled after she died from a separate cause.

The sheriff's office advises the following when "anywhere in cougar country": 

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Hike in groups. Keep your dog close to you or on a leash
  • Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence
  • Keep children close to you
  • Be especially alert at dawn and dusk when cougars are most active.

To this I would add: Consider carrying a firearm to protect your own life and those of friends and family.

In a natural world both beautiful and brutal, preparation could provide a means of life-saving self-defense against both 4-legged and 2-legged predators.

There may be only one occasion when you need to act. But your readiness that one time could make all the difference in the world. 

Hiking is great. So is going home again. 



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Scarborough: Donald Trump "Far Graver Threat to the Idea of America" Than 9/11

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2018, 03:18 PM

Joshua Caplan reports at Breitbart:

In an opinion editorial published by The Washington Post Monday, MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough claimed President Donald Trump poses a "far graver threat to the idea of America" than the September 11 attacks.

Scarborough's piece, titled "Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could," begins with the virulent Trump critic chronicling various foreign policy blunders committed by previous White Houses following the fateful terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

The culmination of such "tragic lessons" -- including then-President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq without sufficient evidence tying Saddam Hussein to the attacks and subsequent death of 5,000 U.S. troops at a cost of $2 trillion  -- Scarborough writes that America's diminishing position on the global stage under President Trump, makes the current administration more dangerous than the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Read more.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jim Carrey to HBO's Bill Maher: "We Have to Say Yes to Socialism"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2018, 01:57 PM

Valerie Richardson reports at the WTimes

Comedian Jim Carrey says Democrats need to stop running from Republican attacks and "say yes to socialism."

"We have to say yes to socialism -- to the word and everything," Mr. Carrey said Friday on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." "We have to stop apologizing."

His comment came after Mr. Maher complained that Republicans have targeted progressive Democrats who identify themselves as socialist by throwing up the Venezuela example.

"Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, called on Mr. Carrey to set an example by giving away his own wealth," Richardson reports.

"Why do people who made $20 million a movie talk up socialism?," Bozell tweeted. "Hey Jim Carrey! If income inequality is the scourge of our time, maybe you should just hand away all your own millions first!"

Read more



Friday, September 7, 2018

Brazil Stabber: Socialist "on a Mission From God"

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2018, 10:44 AM

James Barrett reports at Daily Wire:

The man who stabbed a far-right Brazilian presidential candidate who has been described as "Brazil's Donald Trump" is reportedly a socialist on a self-described "mission from God."

In a shocking moment caught on video, Brazil's leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed with a knife while being carried by a crowd during an afternoon rally in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, in south east Brazil on Thursday.

Bolsonaro, 63, was rushed to a hospital and underwent what turned out to be life-saving surgery for what officials say were serious internal injuries. He is currently in stable condition.

The suspect, a 40-year-old man, was arrested by police, who say he declared himself to be "on a mission from God."

Read more



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gold Star Mom: Nike Owes "America an Apology"

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2018, 03:44 PM

Katherine Rodriguez reports at Breitbart:

A Gold Star mother is the latest to speak out against Nike’s latest "Just Do It" ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick for making light of the word "sacrifice."

Trina Hart, who lost her 21-year-old Marine son Ty Hart when his helicopter went down off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a mission in 2016, is blasting Nike for using Kaepernick as its spokesperson for an ad about "sacrifice," KOIN reported.

The Nike ad, which Kaepernick narrates, features stories from athletes who overcame illness or disabilities . . . .

"Hart said the ad belittles those like her son, who made the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for the U.S.," Rodriguez writes. 

"Everything is your life," Hart is quoted as saying. "My son sacrificed his life."

"Those other 11 men the night my son died sacrificed their lives. I'm sorry, I don't find any 'sacrificing everything' in what Colin Kaepernick did."

Nike owes "America an apology. They owe Gold Star families an apology," Hart said, according to Breitbart.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Feinstein Invited Parkland Father Who Tried Ambush Handshake on Kavanaugh

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2018, 01:17 PM

Kristinn Taylor writes at Gateway Pundit:

Fred Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg who was slain in the Parkland school massacre last February, tried to ambush Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with an attempted photo-op handshake as the hearing went to break Tuesday after the morning session.

The day before, Guttenberg had posted to Twitter a vow to "play a role in ensuring that this man does not become the next Supreme Court Justice."

Guttenberg also posted that he would be attending the hearing as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstien (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Here's what Guttenberg tweeted after his encounter with Kavanaugh: "Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended. Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg's dad. He pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away. I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence."

"Andrew Pollack, a fellow father of a student slain at Parkland, 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, ripped Guttenberg on Twitter for going after Kavanaugh," Taylor states.

Here is Pollack's tweet:

"Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter. @RobertwRuncie, FBI, and Sheriff Israel are. Judge Kavanaugh is a decent man and should be confirmed. Stop weaponizing Parkland to advance a dangerous political agenda!"

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Border Agent: Why "Walls Work"

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2018, 04:21 PM

Craig Bannister writes at CNSNews.com:

"As a border patrol agent, I can tell you: Walls do work," a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) attests, citing the success of barriers built on the San Diego border, in a CBP video.

In a video explaining why borders walls are an essential component of border security, the agent recounts how the institution of border walls in San Diego has resulted in a 87 percent reduction in annual apprehensions of illegal aliens – from 560,000 to 68,000.

"The agent also explains how border security measures, such as border walls, have benefitted the environment and also transformed a 'lawless wasteland' into thriving communities," Bannister continues.

"In areas where we constructed barriers, deployed more agents, and gained back control of the border, natural habitats damaged by illegal migration have recovered. Piles of discarded debris disappeared. Neighborhoods and businesses replaced what was once lawless wasteland," the agent says on the U.S. Customs and Border Control video.

See the video on YouTube.



Monday, September 3, 2018

American Heroes Aldrin & Yeager Blast Phony Flag-Revised Moon-Landing Flick

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2018, 04:18 PM

Monica Showalter writes at American Thinker:

Hard to find bigger living American heroes than sound-barrier-breaking Gen. Chuck Yeager, and famed astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

So now that we have a revisionist movie coming out called First Man, from the Canadian director of La-La Land, which omits the American flag from its history of first man on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, it's heartening to see the big guns -- the big, big, guns, come out and declare it the phony garbage it is.

"The flag meant something to these men and they're the one[s] with the biggest standing to say something," Showalter writes. "It's heartening for all of us in this era of revisionist history, statue-toppling, and other crap designed to make America smaller, that they were still here to say something and they refused to stand for it."

Read the entire column at American Thinker.



Friday, August 31, 2018

Drunk Driver Who Allegedly Killed Oregon Couple Is Illegal Alien From Mexico

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2018, 04:04 PM

Will Racke reports at the Daily Caller:

The man suspected of killing an Oregon couple in a high-speed drunk driving collision earlier in August is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.

Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, allegedly ran a red light on a state highway in Salem, Oregon, on Aug. 19, striking a motorcycle being driven by Logan Wilson, 34, and his wife Jessi, 32. The collision tossed the Wilsons from the motorcycle, fatally injuring both.

Research by Salem-based David Olen Cross shows that "about three-quarters of all criminal aliens in Oregon's prison system are serving time for what the FBI defines as violent crimes -- murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- or sex crimes under the Oregon criminal code," the DC reports.

"Of the 943 Oregon state prison inmates with active ICE detainers as of July, 731 -- 77 percent -- have been convicted of those violent crimes or sex offenses, according to Cross's latest report," the DC reports. "That compares to about 60 percent of 'domestic' inmates who were convicted of the same offenses."

Oregon is "one of the nation's most active states when it comes to limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities," according to the DC.

Comment: The crime rate for illegal aliens ought to be zero. Illegal aliens should not be in the U.S. to commit violent crimes and sex crimes in the first place.

An individual not in the U.S. clearly cannot therefore commit murder, manslaughter, rape, or any other number of violent and/or sexual offenses in the U.S. 

Open borders is an attack on American people. Those who espouse open borders are allowing a social cancer into the American body politic. Even a smidgeon can kill you or members of your family. 



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Google Is Trump's Most Dangerous Enemy

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2018, 02:22 PM

Allum Bokhari writes at Breitbart:

After criticizing social media platforms for mass-censoring conservatives and the alternative media earlier this month, President Trump has turned his attention to Google. Not a moment too soon -- of all the politically biased tech giants, Google is by far the most dangerous.

Trump's critical comments about Google referenced statistics from a report in PJ Media which found that a staggering 96 percent of search results for "Trump" return results from news sites that are hostile to the President. Breitbart News’ own investigation found the same result.

Read more

 



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Reuters: U.S. 2nd-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Up to 4.2%

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2018, 01:51 PM

Reuters reporting from Washington, D.C.:

U.S. economic growth was a bit stronger than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Man in Women's Clothes Caught Taking Video Under Bathroom Stalls: Cops

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2018, 11:14 AM

Associated Press reports:

Authorities say a man wearing a wig, makeup, and women's clothing tried to take a picture of a woman from under the stall divider of a South Carolina convenience store bathroom.

Greenville Police said a woman told investigators she knocked on a stall door Sunday and heard a male voice, but wasn't initially bothered after peeking under the door and seeing women's shoes.

"But police say the woman then saw a cellphone appear under the divider from the next stall and called 911," according to AP.

"Police told media outlets they arrested 38-year-old Shawn Thomas Hallett of Levelland, Texas, after finding a video of the woman on his phone. He was charged with voyeurism," AP reports.

Read more



Monday, August 27, 2018

ESPN's Kellerman "Angry" Tiger Woods Defends Trump

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2018, 04:03 PM

Trent Baker reports at Breitbart:

Monday, ESPN "First Take" co-host Max Kellerman responded to golfer Tiger Woods saying people need to "respect the presidency" when it comes to President Trump. Kellerman said Woods’ remarks bother him and make him "angry."

This is a lesson in how mind control and population control work in the great land of toleration. In this genteel country, plantation bosses and their lackeys keep close wach on highly prized slaves lest one or some gets uppity thoughts about thinking for themselves and living freely for themselves. 

And ol' Tiger Woods is showing signs of not exactly being with the program. Woods failed to condemn Trump, and the pointy heads at ESPNKKK are making it their business to remind Tiger of his place in their world. 

You see, Tiger, no matter how human you are, your'e still always just going to be just a black, a person of color, a slave -- in the eyes of those who think pigment -- not character, not mind, not you -- is what matters. That is essential to how the racism racket works today.

In today's racism, blacks as blacks have to hate Trump. They have to ask "How High" when the media say, "Hate!" 

For all the talk we hear about resistance, what we're seeing is reactionaries clutching their pearls and purses when a real rebel shows up -- Norman! There's a black man over there acting like he's something special!

Yes, Mildred:Thinking while black is very, very threatening. O the scandal of human behavior!

You play their game or get whipped. In public. Must make an example out of Tiger!

Don't want any other fellers getting strange ideas.

Slavery despises humanity.

Don't let them catch you, Tiger.

Read more at Breitbart. 



Friday, August 24, 2018

Facebook Bans Pastor's Ad: "Love God, Defend America"

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2018, 02:09 PM

Author and radio talk show host Todd Starnes writes:

The Facebook Overlords are at it again, folks.

The latest victim is Steve Solomon -- a radio host, pastor and Army veteran from Knoxville, Tennessee. Pastor Solomon wanted to purchase Facebook ads to promote his radio program.

"Speak the truth, Love God, Defend America" -- [that] was the pastor's message. But Facebook rejected the advertisement claiming it was political.

"Nothing about the ad is political," Pastor Solomon countered as he contacted the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

"If anything, it's heavily spiritual and moral," Starnes quotes Solomon as saying.

"I'm a pastor and served in the U.S. Army in Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), so I LITERALLY defended America," the pastor wrote, according to Starnes.

"Encouraging people to be honest, love God, and love America is nothing controversial," Solomon stated.

"There seems to be a concerted effort by a group of militant social media goons to purge any content they find offensive or contrary to their ideology," Starnes comments. "Apparently, there is no room in their freedom-stifling world for conservatives, Christians or patriots."

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Canada: "Let's Eradicate Gun Violence by Criminalizing All Gun Possession"

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2018, 11:04 AM

Presswire releases the following statement from the Mosaic Institute in Toronto: 

Today, the Mosaic Institute released its policy paper, Let's Eradicate Gun Violence by Criminalizing All Gun Possession. The piece outlines the Institute's position and recommendation on gun possession across Canada -- stating that in order to address the primary cause of gun violence (i.e. possession), the country must take a strong stance and federally criminalize possession of all firearms.

With 50% more shootings in 2018 than 2014 in Toronto and a spate of recent shootings including the Danforth, Toronto multiple incidents and the Fredericton incident, more needs to be done to keep Canadians safe. Last weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canadians in extending thoughts and prayers to the victims and affected communities of the Fredericton shooting.

The Mosaic Institute encourages Canadians and the federal government to take a harder line on possession, recommending the following:

  • Criminalize possession of all guns (with the exception of police, military, hunters and gun clubs)
  • Set aside a fund to buy back weapons
  • Ratify the United Nations Protocol on Firearms Control 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Laments Coffee Shop's Closure -- Over Wage Hikes She Supports

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2018, 10:57 AM

Lukas Mikelionis reports at Fox News:

New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs.

After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage -- which Ocasio-Cortez supported.

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times," the congressional candidate reminisced on Twitter. "I'm a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future."

"The Coffee Shop in Union Square, which became especially famous after regularly appearing on HBO's 'Sex and the City,' will close down this fall after nearly 28 years in business," Fox continues. "Co-owner and President Charles Milite announced the decision to shut the doors to its 150 employees last month.

"But unlike what Ocasio-Cortez wants you to believe about the closing down," Fox reports, "it wasn't the result of greedy capitalists trying to squeeze the workers, but rather government regulations that forced the company to go bust."

"The times have changed in our industry," Milite told the NYPost, according to Fox. "The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks to Obamacare -- Who Could Have Predicted That?

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2018, 03:56 PM

"Driving doctors out of the medical profession and exacerbating doctor shortages was not what Obama promised when he started 'reforming' health care," IBD states. "But it is what his heavy-handed government interventions are producing."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Trump Dares Political "Hack" Brennan to Sue Over Security Clearances

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2018, 02:13 PM

Jordan Fabian reports at The Hill:

President Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to sue him over his decision to revoke his security clearance.

In a tweet, Trump claimed a lawsuit would reveal reams of documents that "show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt."

"I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit," Trump wrote.

In separate Tweets, Trump describes Brennan as a "political 'hack'" and predicts the ex-CIA boss "won't sue!"

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Sacramento Bee Begs Pelosi NOT to Run for Speaker Again

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2018, 12:24 PM

"In a blistering indictment of her party-damaging personal ambitions, the Sacramento Bee editorial board published an editorial imploring Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to 'forget being speaker' -- so she doesn't end up wrecking her party's chances to win back the House in November," James Barrett reports at Daily Wire

"The Republican Party is now clearly the party of Donald Trump," the Bee editorial board states, according to Barrett. "The Democratic Party cannot be seen as the party of Nancy Pelosi and win in November," the editorial board warns

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

MSNBC Panel Mocks Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Saying America "Was Never That Great" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2018, 12:51 PM

Mike Brest reports at the Daily Caller:

A "Morning Joe" panel mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never really great" and his subsequent response to being called out by the president on Thursday morning.

The segment began with fill-in host Willie Geist introducing and airing the clip of Cuomo from yesterday. They went on to show President Trump’s condemnation of Cuomo, followed by the Governor's response to the president.

Geist then said, "The governor's press secretary issued a statement that reads in part, 'The governor believes America is great.' Never a good day when you have to come out and explicitly clarify that you believe America is great."

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

White House: Media Dividing Our Country More Than Donald Trump

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2018, 09:56 AM

Charlie Spiering writes at Breitbart:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders accused the media of dividing America on Tuesday, after a series of questions from reporters about whether President Donald Trump was racist.

"Frankly, if we want to look at who's creating divisions in the country, I think the media has done more to divide this country, certainly far more than this president ever has," Sanders said during a press briefing at the White House.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2018, 10:55 AM

At Investor's Business Daily:

It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

That's the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin's government.

The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.

"But 'a growing body of evidence . . . indicates that the meeting may have been a setup -- part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials'," Smith writes, according to IBD.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

FBI Fires Peter Strzok -- "Legal Troubles" for Disgraced, Anti-Trump Ex-Agent "Are Far From Over"

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2018, 02:14 PM

Joshua Caplan reports at Breitbart:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) terminated special agent Peter Strzok on Friday, according to reports. Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman, says the firing was ordered by FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, after the department which oversees personal disciplinary matters ruled the disgraced FBI agent would face a "demotion and 60-day suspension."

Strzok was one primary subject in the highly anticipated Justice Department inspector general report released in July on the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) handling of Hillary Clinton email investigation, which found the now-fired agent possessed a "biased state of mind" and a “willingness to take action” during the probe.

Text messages exchanged between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer and his alleged lover, Lisa Page, showed the now-fired agent disdained Donald Trump's candidacy during the 2016 presidential election.

Among the explosive exchanges, Page sent a text message to Strzok asking "[Trump's] not ever going to become president right? Right?!" Strzok replied, "No. No he won't. We'll stop it."

"Although Strzok is not longer an employee of the FBI, his legal troubles are far from over," according to Breitbart. 

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Friday, August 10, 2018

PA School District Submits: Releases Propaganda Videos . . . "That Cannot Be Sent to Parents"

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2018, 12:34 PM

A press release from Liberty Counsel:

The East Penn School District has submitted to Liberty Counsel's demand on behalf of concerned parents and complied with Pennsylvania law, by providing the links to the YouTube videos that were shown to more than 2,000 high school students as part of the district "Unity Week" and promotion of GLSEN's "Day of Silence."

Emmaus High School required the students to watch the videos, which promoted homosexuality, same-sex "marriage" and gender dysphoria, on the school TV system without prior notice to their parents or an opportunity to opt-out.

The school counselor, Kristen Grim, who is also the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) faculty sponsor, previously sent a suggested list of YouTube videos to a school employee to be shown during the "Unity Week." However, the school district denied parents' requests for the video links, stating the videos "were pulled from YouTube and other online sources by the students in our GSA club and sent to the TV studio as part of their 'Day of Silence' project."

The district's attorney advised "that these videos cannot be sent to parents, because they are part of a student project," despite the district playing the videos for all students. Parents were left to try to find the videos on their own based on descriptions of the video content provided by the school district and descriptions of the video content as related by their children.

The videos released in the records request are:

1 – Buzzfeed's "9 Questions Gay People Have About Straight People" 
2 - A CBS News story clip "Non-binary: The gender beyond he or she" promoting "gender fluidity" 
3 – "Bill Nye on Sexuality and Gender Spectrum" 
4 – YouTube spotlight "Show your pride. Share your love." #ProudToLove

Liberty Counsel is now reviewing all public records relating to the 2018 event. The records show significant teacher-led involvement and editorial control and faculty promotion of the "student-led" activism of the GSA. In fact, Principal Kieres rewarded faculty who showed support for "Day of Silence."

Kieres stated, "I'm all in for whatever you need. I like the idea of teachers wearing GSA or NPFH shirts if they wish. I am delighted to go on the announcements and read a script. Basically, you tell me what the kids need and I'm in!" An email from Grim to a teacher further reveals the support and promotion of the "Day of Silence" while isolating those faculty, staff and students who chose not to participate.

"The East Penn School District finally submitted to Liberty Counsel's demand and Pennsylvania law and released the links to the four videos and all public records regarding 'Unity Week' and 'Day of Silence'," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

"It is outrageous that school personnel are violating parents' rights and the law regarding teacher involvement in noncurricular, politically-oriented clubs to promote special-interest propaganda to students," said Staver.

For more information about Liberty Counsel, please see their website



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mainstream Media Panic With Security Guards at Trump Rallies

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2018, 12:56 PM

David Krayden reports at the Daily Caller:

According to a POLITICO report, mainstream media reporters are looking for protection at Trump rallies by hiring security.

It may be the first time in history that reporters have asked for such assistance at a presidential event.

Apparently, Trump's oft-repeated comments about the collusion of the mainstream media in providing negative coverage of the president as well as his warnings about "fake news" have set the alarm bells off at the offices of NBC and other big media outlets
. . . 

By the way, "None of the reporters have suggested they have been physically assaulted at any Trump rally," the DC reports.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Emails Reveal Teachers Plotting to Hide Political Bias

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2018, 09:59 AM

Art Moore reports at WND:

Emails reveal high-school teachers in a tiny Boston suburb plotting to hide their political bias from parents shortly after President Trump's inauguration.

The history teachers at Newton North High School pledged to reject the "call for objectivity" in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs and serve as "liberal propagandist[s]" for the cause of social justice, the emails show, according to an investigative report published by the Federalist.

Ilya Feoktistov, a board member of the non-profit Americans for Peace and Tolerance, wrote that he obtained the emails under a Massachusetts public-records law after one of the teachers arranged for what he describes as "an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel organization to show Palestinian propaganda films" at Newton North.

But he found that anti-Semitism is "not the only specter haunting the history department at Newton North."

According to WND, "the exchange of emails came after history teacher Isongesit Ibokette complained in February 2017 about new guidelines for avoiding bias in teaching that had been been sent out by Newton Norths principal that morning."

Teachers were reportedly instructed as follows:

For current controversial issues (health care, immigration, environmental policies, gun laws), teach students that there are different perspectives and present the reasoning of those who hold those different perspectives.

"Ibokette, responding to an email from a colleague, objected, declaring in an email to the entire history department his [concern] 'that the call for "objectivity" may just inadvertently become the most effective destructive weapon against social justice'," WND reports.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Attack on Alex Jones Is a Shameful Attack on Freedom of Speech

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2018, 11:13 AM

Joel B. Pollak writes at Breitbart:

Internet provocateur and InfoWars proprietor Alex Jones is being systematically excluded from social media platforms.

This is, plainly, an attack on free speech.

Over the weekend, Facebook removed several Alex Jones-related pages, and Apple deleted many of his podcasts. On Monday, YouTube followed suit by deleting his video channel. Pinterest closed its InfoWars page. Twitter may soon do the same.

The timing is no coincidence: all of these outlets are responding to a campaign by left-wing activists who are determined to shut down conservative voices -- including Breitbart.

It is a shameful effort -- which is why some of those responsible for the boycotts have tried to maintain their anonymity.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Armed Bystander Stops Gunman at Crowded Back-to-School Event at Park

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2018, 10:32 AM

Travis Fedshun reports at Fox News:

An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire at a Florida park filled with over 100 people -- including children -- for a Saturday back-to-school cookout, officials said.

The Titusville Police Department said in a news release the man was involved in a fistfight with another person at the Issac Campbell Park and left around 5:20 p.m. -- only to return with a gun minutes later and start shooting.

A bystander, who was lawfully licensed to carry a firearm, then shot the gunman.

"We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident," Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said, according to Fox News. "This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park. This could have been so much worse."

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Friday, August 3, 2018

"Gouged Eyes": O'Keefe Catches Antifa Teaching Activists to Inflict Pain

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2018, 12:24 PM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

A new undercover video by James O’Keefe's Project Veritas shows trainers teaching radical antifa activists how to violently incapacitate their foes.

Broken ribs, gouged eyes and more.

Read more, watch video.



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Trump Backer Jerry Falwell Jr. Labels Attorney General Jeff Sessions a "Phony"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2018, 09:44 AM

Brett Samuels reports at The Hill:

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, joined the criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, calling him a "phony."

"Falwell piled on after a day during which Trump called on Sessions to halt the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, marking an escalation in the president's furor over the probe," Samuels writes.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Is Illegal Immigration Moral?

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2018, 11:01 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

People who willfully break the immigration laws of the United States are also breaking the moral law -- because they are breaking just laws.

They are not victims; they are victimizers.

Among those harmed by their lawbreaking: U.S. workers and U.S. taxpayers (including legal immigrants), and foreign nationals currently living abroad who long to immigrate to the United States but would never consider violating the laws of this country to do so.

Another victim: respect for the law itself, which is an indispensable public virtue in a free country.

Read more.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Watch: Lionel Messi Plays Football With His Dog

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2018, 01:54 PM

Luis Mazariegos has the story and fun video at barcablaugranes.com. Enjoy!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Trump Supporters Hit by Eggs, Punches Can Sue Cops After Attack, Court Says

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2018, 01:28 PM

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.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

LGBTQ Executioners in Boston: The Destruction of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2018, 11:28 AM

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 . . . "

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

4 Injuries Reported in Explosion at Pennsylvania Army Depot

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2018, 12:03 PM

"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.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hey Comey: "Democrats Don't Want Your Endorsement" -- Ex-Clinton Spokesman

By Rick Pearcey • July 18, 2018, 12:17 PM

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.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2018, 07:49 AM

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.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Soros Group Connected to Massive "Stop Kavanaugh" Effort

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2018, 09:26 AM

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.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2018, 10:22 AM

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.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

DOJ Reopens Probe of Black Teen Emmett Till's Slaying in 1955

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2018, 10:38 AM

AP reports:

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.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GOP Candidate Fitzgerald Doubles Down: Calls Planned Parenthood Death Camps

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2018, 11:33 AM

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.

Read more.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Medinsanity: Doctor Fired in U.K. for Suggesting Gender Is Biological

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2018, 10:55 AM

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.



Monday, July 9, 2018

Party of Science? More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than in America

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2018, 10:28 AM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

58% of Democrats believe in UFOs, but only 32% are proud to be American. Only 37% of Republicans believe in flying saucers, but a full 80% are proud of their country.

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.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Buchanan: The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2018, 12:01 PM

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?

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mark Levin: If "Stare Decisis" Is Paramount, Put Monkeys on Supreme Court

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2018, 10:42 AM

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."

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rep. Gohmert: Abolishing ICE "Means Anarchy . . . It's the Way Countries End and a New Dictatorship Begins"

By Rick Pearcey • July 4, 2018, 11:18 AM

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.



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Barry Seagran Reviews "Love Thy Body" by Nancy Pearcey

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2018, 11:56 AM

Seagran is a former staff member at L'Abri Fellowship. Please go here to read his review titled "Speaking Truth and Sense Into the Sexual Revolution."

For more on Love Thy Body, here is the Amazon page.



Monday, July 2, 2018

Nancy Pearcey: SCOTUS on Pregnancy Centers -- Gov't May Not Compel Speech

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2018, 03:14 PM

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



Friday, June 29, 2018

Fake News: Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Spreads Hoax Stats on U.S. Mass Shootings

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2018, 04:14 PM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Candidate for U.S. Congress (D-NY), reacted to the lives lost in Annapolis by claiming the attack marked the 195th mass shooting this year.

She shocked the nation with a primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY-14) on June 26, and is now spreading stats on mass shootings that are exponentially higher than actual shooting figures support.

"Horrifying," Ocasio-Cortez tweets: "This is our nation's 195th mass shooting -- this year."

"So Ocasio-Cortez is claiming 195 mass shooting in the first six months of this year, and if the same kind of math applies to the next six months, that will mean a claim of 390 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins observes.

"The left made similar claims in 2015, suggesting 355 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins writes.

That figure is "so far removed from reality that Mother Jones editor Mark Follman stepped in to correct the record. . . ."

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

NY Socialist Darling DENIES Celebrating, Campaigning With Anti-Semite and Racist

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2018, 09:24 AM

Benny Johnson reports at the Daily Caller:

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world and rank-in-file Democrats by defeating incumbent Joe Crowley in Tuesday's New York primary.

The Ocasio-Cortez win signaled the growing swing leftward for national Democrats, a party undergoing a power struggle and identity crisis after Trump's election victory in 2016.

The platform Ocasio-Cortez ran on was deeply progressive, calling on the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, nationalized health care, universal jobs guarantee and getting America to 100 percent green energy.

"However, footage reveals that Ocasio-Cortez also has associates with regressive views," Johnson continues.

"One of Ocasio-Cortez's most enthusiastic campaigners and a man who stood behind her at her victory party, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, is a known anti-Semite and racist," according to the DC.

"Lopez-Pierre has regularly used slurs against Jewish and black New Yorkers in public forums and while running for office himself," the DC reports.

However, in an update to the DC report, Ocasio-Cortez states via Twitter

No idea who this guy is, hundreds of folks walked into the hall open to the public last night. I absolutely denounce any such bigoted and reprehensible statements.

The Ocasio-Cortez tweet seems plausible -- except that the lead photo accompanying the DC story shows the reported bigot just one person away from the socialist, behind her, as she is speaking during her victory party.

That circumstance seems far different from his simply being one among many others, positioned farther away in the crowd of supporters. It is possible that the lead photo seeming to document the event is photoshopped. We await further developments on this story.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Supreme Court: "Congress ... Delegated to the President Authority to Suspend or Restrict the Entry of Aliens"

By Rick Pearcey • June 27, 2018, 12:49 PM

From CNSNews.com:

A 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled [June 26] that President Donald Trump acted within his legal authority when he issued a proclamation in September 2017 restricting entry into the United States of citizens from eight countries who could not be properly vetted as potential terrorist threats.

The majority opinion in Trump v. Hawaii -- written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy -- held that Trump's proclamation was well within the plain meaning of the power granted expressly to the president in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

"'By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the president broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States,' Roberts wrote in the opinion of the court," CNSNews reports.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint Against Maxine Waters for "Inciting Violence"

By Rick Pearcey • June 26, 2018, 12:00 PM

Jennifer Harper reports at the Washington Times:

Judicial Watch filed Monday an ethics complaint against Rep. Maxine Waters for “inciting violence and assaults on the Trump Cabinet," according to Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog organization.

The group sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether the California Democrat violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump Cabinet members.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Establishment & Social Media Giants Fail to "Fact Check" Time Mag's Refugee Hoax Cover

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2018, 11:49 AM

Allum Bokhari writes at Breitbart:

There are many examples of bias at Facebook, Twitter, Google and the purportedly impartial "fact-checking" organizations they now rely on, but one of the best ways to reveal the naked partisanship hiding under their masks is to look at what they don’t fact-check.

Last week, Time ran a now-infamous cover featuring President Trump looming over a crying immigrant child. The picture of the crying child had already been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media amid left-wing outrage over what the media has called a "family separation policy" at the border.

"The cover, the Time story that accompanied it, and the original image that spread on social media, were misleading in every way," Bokhari continues.

"As Time now admits, the child wasn't 'carried away screaming' by border patrol agents. They were kept together. The child wasn't crying because she was separated from her mother -- she was, in her mother's own words, simply “'ired and thirsty.' Moreover, the child's father says her mother was seeking a job in America, and not 'fleeing violence' in Honduras as some claimed," Bokhari writes.

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