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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Big Tranny Gov't: Students Should Report Peers Who Call "Trans" Pupils by Factual, Biological Sex

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2018, 02:39 PM

Claire Chretien reports at LifeSiteNews:

It's "illegal" for children to call "transgender" classmates by their actual biological sex, according to one UK elementary school that asks its students to report peers who do so.

The school offers extensive guidelines on "being a trans-friendly school" and minimizing distinctions between boys and girls.

Students at Arbury Primary School are between the ages of four and 11, according to its website. It bills itself as having "a commitment to equality in respect of disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, national status, gender, gender identity, religion, faith background or sexual identity. . ."

It is unfortunate that Arbury Primary School does not have a commitment to the facts of life, including the biological facts of male-female diversity.

This grooming of kids in avoiding reality and in reporting classmates who rightfully rebel -- as human beings -- against the tyranny of ideological passions alienated from space-time reality seems a great way to manufacture compliant humano-droids who will trust and obey whatever Big Education, Big Government, or Big Islam has in mind for them.

Don't think, just obey.

Do as you're told by extremist authorities who -- as if heading up a spiritualist cult -- really don't want biological science to distract you from their plans for your life. 

There's no way this grooming, this "education," could be a breeding ground for, let's say, fascism. Right?

But there's a bright side. Do your lessons well and one day you could be in charge of the Secret Police. The kingdoms of this world could be all yours.

Go here to read the entire report "UK Primary School: Students Should Reports Peers Who Call 'Trans' Pupils by Proper Sex."

See Also
Fascism Is Back
Campus Fascism on the March
Exposing the Myth: Nazism and Fascism Are "Phenomena of the Right"



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Major Donor Pulls Funds From UMinn for Discriminating Against Ben Shapiro

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2018, 11:30 AM

Hank Berrien writes at Daily Wire:

After the shabby treatment the University of Minnesota doled out to Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro in February, relegating him to speaking off campus rather than on the main campus despite the fact that they had easily found space on campus for arch-leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren and home state leftist Senator Al Franken, a major donor to the university has pulled their funding and shifted to partnering with Young Americans for Freedom -- the chapter affiliate of Young America’s Foundation, which had sponsored Shapiro’s speech.

No college or university should be an education camp of one-sided indoctrination (or of any kind of teaching that is fearful of open inquiry) -- lest schools become seedbeds of inhumanity and fanaticism, as so many campuses are today.

Free minds and an honest education are essential to free living and free countries.

Read more.



Monday, May 21, 2018

James Woods Faults Democrats for School Insecurity

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2018, 04:41 PM

Cheryl Chumley writes at the Washington Times:

James Woods, one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, sent out a scathing tweet about Democrats and their blocking of common-sense measures that could secure our nation’s public schools from shooting attackers.

And he's dead-on in his assessment. Democrats, sadly -- horrifically, really -- seem to use the tragedies of dead children to further illogical gun control. Like how?

Like pressing for gun-free zones, for example.

It's not as if criminals will listen to law and lay down their weapons, right?

According to Chumley, "Woods puts it this way on Twitter: 'When fanatic Muslims started hijacking airplanes, we instituted rigid TSA restrictions. Result? No more hijackings in America. It's simple enough to institute security protocols that work for schools. Why won't #Democrats support it?'"

Chumley acknowledges that not "all on the left are purposely using child shootings for political gain. Some are truly and genuinely attempting to stop the madness, stop the killings."

However, she continues, "others are political operatives who care more about curbing Second Amendment rights than putting an end to school-based violence."

Chumley reminds all concerned: "Stripping gun rights from law-abiding citizens does nothing to end violence. It only emboldens the criminals -- only puts guns into the hands of those with evil intents in their hearts, and takes away a sure defense from their would-be victims."

Here's the real-world trajectory of gun control: It ends up weaponizing the bad guys and making the rest of us sitting ducks. No child in any school on earth ought to be a sitting duck.

"It's time to start looking at more common-sense solutions," Chumley recommends, as she notes challenges that attend the "prescription medicine field," "fatherless homes," "broken homes," and the "removal of God from all-things-public."

Regarding Chumley's fourth area of concern, it's crucial to realize that the Creator-endowed pre-political, pre-governmental right to life (see the Declaration) entails the unalienable human right to self-defense.

Protecting life -- including self-defense -- truly is foundational to who we are -- to who all human beings are.

Every human being ("red and yellow, black and white") is "created equal" and "endowed" by a verifiable and knowable Creator -- and is empowered by publicly actionable information (we're talking about space-time data and principles, not privatized so-called "religion") concerning "certain unalienable rights" -- so as to make it a violation on the highest order when any individual, group, or government infringes upon who we are by suppressing our intrinsic human right to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities.

Human dignity demands human self-defense. No student "endowed by their Creator" should ever be a sitting duck.

Our greatest defense is remembering who we are.

Our greatest liberation is acting upon that information.

And our greatest schools ought to be making that wisdom as clear as day for all to see.



Friday, May 18, 2018

CNN's Ana Navarro Called Donald Trump an "Animal"

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2018, 03:35 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump described the brutal Mexican gang MS-13 as "animals," and our esteemed establishment media immediately shifted into sputtering outrage mode.

But when CNN's Ana Navarro publicly described Trump as an "animal," she faced no professional consequences whatsoever. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Read more.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pelosi Echoes Dishonest "News" That Trump Called Illegal Immigrants "Animals"

By Rick Pearcey • May 17, 2018, 02:51 PM

Andrew Kugle reports at FreeBeacon:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday denounced Donald Trump for calling illegal immigrants "animals," without clarifying that the president was only referring to members of the transnational drug gang MS-13. [emphasis added]

"When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'These aren't people; these are animals,' you have to wonder: does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?" Pelosi said at her weekly press conference.

Trump's remark came in response to a comment from Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims about MS-13.

He said the following: "We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in. We're stopping a lot of them, but we're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals, and we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before."

"Numerous media outlets falsely reported that Trump was referring to all migrants coming into the United States," Kugle writes.

"The New York Times characterized Trump's remarks as him having 'lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting,' tweeting out the text of his remarks without the previous MS-13 statement for context," Kugle reports.

Here is video of the give and take between Sheriff Mims and President Trump.

Speaking of animals, it may be that our pet cats and dogs can do a more honest job of reporting than some of the animals that soil the formerly mainstream media.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ratings Crisis: CNN Suffers Viewership Collapse of Nearly 30%

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2018, 12:35 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

With week two of May 2018 now in the books, we find that CNN's ratings have collapsed even further, close to -30 percent in total viewers and an astonishing -35 percent in demo viewers. . . .

Compared to this same week last year, Fox News increased its total viewers in primetime and total day by +6 and +3 percent, respectively. While MSNBC did see a ratings drop, it was able to keep that drop in the single digits: -9 percent in total day and in primetime.

CNN's viewership drop, however, is jaw-dropping, especially when you recall just how big the news was last week.

Read more.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Michael Avenatti, the Deep State Tool

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2018, 11:50 AM

Mathew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Trump antagonist and left-wing character assassin Michael Avenatti, whom Tucker Carlson has taken to calling "that creepy porn lawyer," is threating to sue journalists for a conservative-leaning media outlet for defamation for daring to report on the attorney's highly questionable ethics and business dealings.

Avenatti's uncharacteristic loss of self-control could indicate that the attorney is beginning to realize his vexatious lawsuit against President Trump to free plastic surgery-addicted X-rated film star Stormy Daniels to talk about the alleged affair she had with Trump -- that she has already talked about at length over and over and over -- is about to collapse.

"The media-savvy attorney who has become a household name across America has to know he has close to zero chance of succeeding in his own defamation lawsuit because he is now a hugely famous public figure who no longer enjoys the same civil law protections he enjoyed when he was relatively unknownm," Vadum continues.

"Or all of this could be an act, a kind of political theater aimed at an ulterior objective such as continuing to generate adverse publicity for President Trump to distract from his many impressive policy achievements," Vadum writes.

However that may be, according to Vadum, "The evidence continues to accumulate that Avenatti's relentless assault on President Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen is part of the Barack Obama-led anti-democratic insurgency to oust the duly elected 45th president of the United States from the White House."

Read more.



Monday, May 14, 2018

Deceptive Florida School District Shuts Down Information After Stoneman Douglas Shooting

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2018, 11:38 AM

David Fleshler reports at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

The Broward school district's repeated, emphatic -- and it turns out, false -- statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defensive and under siege.

Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency. [italics added]

The district is fighting in court against the release of school surveillance video. It flatly refused to issue any records regarding the shooting to the news media, in a possible violation of the state's open-records law.

"Superintendent Robert Runcie has blocked critics, including parents, from his Twitter account," Fleshler continues.

"More than two months after the shooting, a Broward Sheriff's detective told a state commission on school safety that he was still waiting for the district to provide all of Cruz's disciplinary records."

Read more.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Venezuela's Dictator Proclaims 1.5 Million Bolivars "Mother's Day" Bonus!

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2018, 12:54 PM

Which amounts to $2.15 U.S. Frances Martel reports at Breitbart:

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that Venezuelan mothers will receive a 1.5 million bolívar deposit in their bank accounts, a "bonus" to celebrate Mother's Day in the socialist Latin American country.

According to currency exchange rates monitored by the website DolarToday -- which values the bolívar based on real market value, not government estimates -- the bonus will put $2.15 in the pockets of Venezuelan mothers.

"We will give Venezuelan mothers a 1.5 million bolívar bonus as a gift for all the mothers and grandmothers of Venezuela, that is why we will win," Maduro announced during a campaign rally on Wednesday for a presidential election he scheduled for May 20 in which he is competing against two socialists; non-socialist contenders were banned from the ballot.

Read more.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

By Rick Pearcey • May 10, 2018, 01:18 PM

David Harsanyi writes at the Federalist:

It's strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically demolished. This, in many ways, tells us that American governance still works.

When Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran deal, he could do so without much difficulty because the agreement hinged on presidential fiat rather than national consensus. But Obama's appeasement of Iran was only one in a string of unilateral norm-busting projects that deserve to be dismantled.

Read more.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Border Deployment Leads to Arrest of 1,600 More Illegals

By Rick Pearcey • May 9, 2018, 12:57 PM

Anna Giaritelli reports at the Washington Examiner:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CPB] officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people attempting to illegally enter the country from Mexico since April 15 as a result of the deployment of National Guard troops to the southwest border, CBP and defense officials said Wednesday.

National Guard officials overseeing the border state deployments said troops helping monitor the international boundary have freed up more border agents to physically guard the border. The result has led to a surge in the amount of criminal activity agents have stopped. . . .

"As of Wednesday, 775 troops have been deployed and are on the ground providing 'direct support on the ground' in seven sectors assisting law enforcement officers," Giaritelli continues.

"Troops are providing support from the air, surveillance back-up, and assistance with infrastructure projects like vegetation clearing and road maintenance, not including to the border wall construction," Giaritelli reports.

"Another task is to specifically free up agents to leave their desks and get back out to the field," according to Giaritelli.

"The troops monitoring remote video surveillance systems have then been able to report sightings to a greater field of agents and thus, the number of apprehensions has increased, officials said," according to Giaritelli.

Read more.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Calls Ad Saying She'll Raise Taxes "Accurate" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2018, 11:50 AM

The National Republican Campaign Commitee (NRCC) "released the ad Monday, and its Communications Director Matt Gorman said he loved having Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats," Paul Crookston reports at the Free Beacon.

"Every day I wake up, I thank my lucky stars that Nancy Pelosi is leading House Democrats," Gorman said, according to the Free Beacon. "The NRCC is absolutely thrilled she announced her intention to reclaim the Speaker's gavel next year."

Read the entire Beacon news report here.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Gun-Free Britain: 4 Shootings in 48 Hours in Sadiq Khan's London

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2018, 08:59 AM

Jack Montgomery writes at Breitbart:

Four people have been shot over a 48-hour period in Sadiq Khan's London, leaving a teenager dead and a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old with head injuries. . . .

The shootings came as establishment politicians and commentators were working themselves into a lather over comments by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning the level of violence in London, delivered at a conference of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which defends and promotes Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Surgeons at a London hospital which President Trump compared to a "war zone" admitted he was right about knife crime in the British capital, but argued that guns were "no solution" to the problem, and that gunshot wounds were more difficult to repair than knife wounds.

"The doctors appeared not to understand that President Trump was not advocating for criminals using knives to be given guns instead, but for law-abiding citizens to be allowed to own arms for self-defence," Montgomery observes.

"In any event," Montgomery concludes, "the wave of shootings over the past weekend, viewed alongside statistics showing gun crime in London rose by an astonishing 42 per cent from 2015/16 to 2016/17, would appear to suggest that limiting legal access to firearms for ordinary citizens does not deter criminals from using them.



Friday, May 4, 2018

Reporters vs. Marines: The Paintball Challenge -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2018, 09:44 AM

Daily Caller Combat Entertainment Correspondent Ford Springer reports from the Front Lines:

A group of Washington D.C.-based reporters ventured out to Marine Corps Base Quantico last week to take part in a tournament to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Quantico Fund Drive and get a taste of combat from those who have actually experienced it.

Read more about "Team Fake News" vs. "Team Death & Taxes."

Watch the action here.



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Video: Fanatic Gender Propaganda in Kindergarten

By Rick Pearcey • May 3, 2018, 03:29 PM

At Frontpagemag.com:

Below is Sean Fitzgerald's new video exposing gender ideology indoctrination in America's public schools, including at the youngest grade levels

Fitzgerald sheds light on the increasingly radical nature of such programing, as well as how parental consent rights are being eradicated from the public school system.

The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign.

Watch "Gender Propaganda in Kindergarten."

For more information to protect your children and your society from transgen fanaticism and its inhumane, alienating ethos, please see "Transgender, Transreality" -- which is chapter 6 of Nancy Pearcey's new book LOVE THY BODY.



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Extremist Liberals Will Use Your Kids' Schools to Eliminate the 2nd Amendment

By Rick Pearcey • May 2, 2018, 03:23 PM

Warner Todd Huston writes at Constitution.com:

If you love the U.S. Constitution, your politics are center right. But you WILL be the last generation to live under the law of the land because you are sitting idly by and allowing people who hate America to teach your children that the Constitution needs to be destroyed.

This is no hyperbole.

Three separate incidents have occurred this week that more or less proves that our schools have now thrown away any pretense to being "teachers" of our children and have become little else but liberal indoctrinators.

"On the tail of two months of teachers and school administrators all across the country and in every state sponsoring student walkouts to attack our Second Amendment," Huston continues, "we also see these same people working to put an end to the First Amendment. Kids are learning how to hate the U.S.A. and you are paying for this with your taxes, folks."

Read more.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers

By Rick Pearcey • May 1, 2018, 11:32 AM

Michael Cutler writes at Frontpagemag.com:

We have all heard the bogus claim that "Sanctuary Cities" and "Sanctuary States" protect the "immigrants" from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and that the mayors of sanctuary cities are being compassionate.

There is no compassion to be found in exploitation.

In reality, politicians who create and support sanctuary policies are every bit as disgusting and exploitative of illegal aliens as are human traffickers and unscrupulous employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens and benefit by sanctuary policies and, indeed those human traffickers and employers of illegal aliens are being provided with "sanctuary" and are being shielded from detection by ICE.

Mayors and governors of "sanctuary" jurisdictions are actually "partners in crime" with human traffickers and exploitive employers.

Read more.



Monday, April 30, 2018

5 Habits That Can Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2018, 03:18 PM

Ian Sample reports at the Guardian:

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.

Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much longer people lived if they followed a healthy diet, controlled their weight, took regular exercise, drank in moderation and did not smoke.

When the scientists calculated average life expectancy, they noticed a dramatic effect from the healthy habits. Compared with people who adopted none of them, men and women who adhered to all five saw their life expectancy at 50 rise from 26 to 38 years and 29 to 43 years respectively, or an extra 12 years for men and 14 for women.

"When we embarked on this study, I thought, of course, that people who adopted these habits would live longer. But the surprising thing was how huge the effect was," says study co-author Meir Stampfer of Harvard, according to the Guardian.

Read more.



Friday, April 27, 2018

Bill Cosby: From "America's Dad" to Disgraced Comic

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2018, 11:31 AM

BBC.com reports:

Bill Cosby was once known to millions as "America's Dad," but the comedian now faces several jail terms after being convicted of sexual assault.

His role as the benevolent, jumper-wearing Dr Cliff Huxtable in 1980s hit sitcom The Cosby Show made him a national treasure in the U.S.

But more than a dozen women accused Cosby of misconduct, and one case made it to court.

The jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017, but a retrial led to his conviction less than a year later.

How did this man, a household name for so long in America, rise and fall so far?

Read more.



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Alfie Update: Tom Evans Blasts Doctors: "Third Day -- Not One Problem With Alfie"

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2018, 11:28 AM

Harvey Gavin reports at the U.K. Express:

Speaking outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, Tom Evans said Alfie no longer requires intensive care [and that he, Mr. Evans,] struggles to believe the toddler is suffering from a neurogenerative disease.

Doctors say the 23-month-old is suffering from an incurable degenerative brain disorder and continued treatment is hopeless.

But Alfie's dad told reporters this morning: "For the third day there's been not one single problem with him. The nurses came in and said: 'Wow!' . . ."

"Alfie doesn't need intensive care anymore. Alfie is lying on the bed with one litre of oxygen going into his lungs and the rest is him," Evans said, according to the Express. "Some people say this is a miracle. It's not a miracle, it's a misdiagnosis."

Read more.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Breitbart Reporter Suspended From Twitter over Transgender Comments

By Rick Pearcey • April 25, 2018, 02:47 PM

Lucas Nolan reports at Breitbart:

Breitbart News reporter Warner Todd Huston was recently suspended from Twitter for stating his belief that transgender people suffer from mental illness.

Read more here.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Georgetown Activists Want Armed Cops on Campus

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2018, 10:28 AM

Bill Hoffmann reports at Newsmax:

A group of Georgetown University students have asked the school's president to allow campus police to carry loaded firearms.

The request comes amid the nationwide debate on how to better to protect schools from armed gunmen.

The student activists, who call themselves "GU Advocates for Responsible Defense," have petitioned president John DeGioia to allow Washington, D.C., police officers patrol campus temporarily while campus cops undergo firearms training, The Hoya reports.

Read more.



Monday, April 23, 2018

Doctor for Whom Asperger Syndrome Named Helped Nazis Kill Children

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2018, 11:46 AM

Tamar Lapin reports at the NYPost:

The Austrian doctor for whom Asperger syndrome is named helped the Nazis kill disabled children during World War II, according to a study published Thursday.

Hans Asperger, a pediatrician who first identified the syndrome in 1944, made good with the Nazis by referring children to one of their notorious euthanasia clinics, Medical University of Vienna medical historian Herwig Czech revealed in the journal Molecular Autism.

Nearly 800 children who didn't fit into the Third Reich's criteria of "worthy to live" -- meaning they lacked "racial purity" and "hereditary worthiness" -- died at the Am Spiegelgrund clinic in Vienna between 1940 and 1945. . . .

"The children, who had physical or psychological 'defects,' were deemed undesirable and were killed through starvation and lethal injection -- though their cause of death was reported as pneumonia," Lapin continues.

"While Asperger touted himself as having shielded his patients from the Nazi regime, he was a cog in its killing machine and was rewarded for his loyalty with career opportunities, Czech found," according to Lapin.

Asperger "was responsible for depriving of their liberty many children whom he deemed incapable of existing outside institutions," Lapin reports.

Read more.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Rev. Graham to Trump: Please Help Army Chaplain Being Persecuted by LGBT Enforcers

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2018, 09:33 AM

Michael Chapman writes at CNSNews.com:

Evangelical Christian Rev. Franklin Graham called upon President Donald Trump "to do something about" an Army chaplain, who is a Baptist, and who faces "serious punishment" because he refused to allow a lesbian couple to participate in one of his marriage retreats. 

"Mr. President, I hope you will be able to do something about this," said Rev. Graham in an April 18 post on Facebook. "You are the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces."

"Army Chaplain Scott Squires is being punished for doing his job," said Graham. "He's facing serious punishment for explaining to a soldier that he couldn't conduct a marriage retreat that would include same-sex couples -- because of his belief in the biblical definition of marriage. . . ."

"When Chaplain Squires realized that a same-sex couple wanted to participate in his marriage retreat, he explained they could not but he also sought to arrange a retreat for the couple with a chaplain who would allow their participation," Chapman writes. "However, this apparently was not acceptable to the lesbians and the pro-LGBT enforcers in the Army."

Read more.   

Related
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"



Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Enemy in Our Schools: Should Anti-American Marxist Set History Curriculum for American Schools?

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2018, 11:34 AM

Lloyd Billingsley answers at Frontpagemag.com:

"If you’ve read Marx, there’s really no reason to read Howard Zinn," notes author Daniel Flynn, but many have read Zinn's million-selling A People’s History of the United States.

As Rutgers history professor David Greenberg notes in a 2013 New Republic article headlined "Agit-Prof," Zinn's famous book is "a pretty lousy piece of work."

Even so, it gets great reviews within a circle of Marxist academics such as Eric Foner, leftist rockers such as Rage Against the Machine, and actors such as Matt Damon, who in Good Will Hunting tells his psychiatrist that A People’s History will "knock you on your a--."

For Howard Zinn, America was evil and capitalism bad -- except for his lucrative publishing deal, and prestigious professorship at Boston University. Zinn was pretty quiet about the Soviet Union and what he might have done during the Stalin-Hitler Pact, but Mao Tse-Tung's China was the closest thing to a "people's government."

Read more.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Eric Holder: "I'm Thinking About" Running for President

By Rick Pearcey • April 18, 2018, 10:45 AM

On MSNBC: "I'm thinking about it but I've not made any determinations" -- Newsmax.

No worries for Eric running for prez. Comey's already written the exoneration letter.

Plus, Eric could pardon Jimmy.

Victory is well-nigh assured, of course. For one thing, Brennan's support should garner most of the Communist U.S.A. vote.

By the way, Comey reminds me of the Washington Generals.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Video: Reporter vs. Marine Dog

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2018, 12:48 PM

Ford Springer reports at the Daily Caller:

When a civilian goes up against a military dog, the dog always wins.

That's what Staff Sergeant Andrew Kowtko, who serves as the kennel master at Marine Corps Base Quantico, said when asked if The Daily Caller's Ford Springer stood a chance against a Belgian Malinois named Mo. His analysis held up without question.

Read more. And here's video.



Monday, April 16, 2018

Wells Fargo Stems the Tide: Not a Bank's Job to Set U.S. Gun Policy

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2018, 08:57 AM

A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart:

Wells Fargo stemmed the tide of the push for new financial restrictions on gun makers and sellers by stressing that it is not a bank's job to set U.S. gun policy.

Wells Fargo believes firearm policy is a debate for Congress instead.

According to Reuters, Wells Fargo CEO John Shrewsberry said, "The best way to make progress on these issues is through the political and legislative process. In the meantime, Wells Fargo is engaging our customers that legally manufacture firearms and other stakeholders on what we can do together to promote better gun safety in our communities."

"Wells Fargo's refusal to place new regulations or stipulations on legal firearm manufacturers represents a break with Citigroup and Bank of America," Hawkins writes.

Read more.



Friday, April 13, 2018

YouTube: Comey Not Credible -- Just Ask Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2018, 04:00 PM

To watch, click the YouTube link.



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Students Protest Professor Who Wrote About Blacks' Role in Slave Trade

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

Ema Gavrilovic reports the College Fix:

Unrest on the campus of Florida Atlantic University reached a crescendo recently when students crashed a faculty meeting there to protest a conservative professor at that school, Marshall DeRosa.

In a phone interview with The College Fix, DeRosa said that the protesting students "want my scalp in order to say conservatives, shut the hell up."

"It's a poisoned atmosphere for conservatives, and especially Christian conservatives," he added.

Read more.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Biggest Black Lives Matter Facebook Page Is Fake -- Report

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2018, 10:49 AM

Simon Kent reports at Breitbart:

An Australian trade union organizer has been suspended amid claims he ran a fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page that siphoned off hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

The page garnered almost 700,000 followers -- dwarfing the Black Lives Matter movement's official page -- before it was suspended by Facebook. 

It is alleged some of the bank accounts where the money was transferred were in Australia and it was unclear how much was provided to genuine causes -- if at all.

The scam site is claimed to have collected money through online fundraisers and solicited more than $US100,000 in donations, according to a CNN report..

"Ian MacKay, the official in question, worked at the hard left National Union of Workers and has dozens of websites related to black rights registered under his name, including blackpowerfist.com," according to Breitbart.

"Mr. Mackay did not respond to questions from CNN but said, 'My domain name buying and selling is a personal hobby'," Kent reports.

Read more.



Monday, April 9, 2018

Hungarians Defy Soros, Give Crushing Win to Pro-Christian Viktor Orban

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2018, 03:59 PM

Michael Brown writes at LifeSiteNews.com:

If the Huffington Post is to be believed, a bigoted Prime Minister in Hungary is leading the nation in a dangerous, ultra-right direction, to the consternation of the populace.

If the election results are to be believed, a courageous Hungarian leader is standing against a sea of political correctness, with the support of the populace.

I'd say in this case, the Hungarian people have a better sense of reality than does the Huffington Post.

"Sunday's elections resulted in a decisive win for Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party. (This will mark Orban's third consecutive term)," Brown continues.

"It was also a victory against Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros, who actively supported the opposition liberal (and globalist) candidates. That's why," Brown writes, "a Breitbart headline proclaimed, "Bloody Nose for Brussels: Landslide Triumph as Anti-Globalist, Anti-Soros Orban Wins Third Term in Hungary."

Read more.



Friday, April 6, 2018

"We Might Kill You": Georgia Sheriff Warns Lawless Visitors

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2018, 02:21 PM

Shefiff Mike Jolley of Harris County, Ga., has a new welcome sign that reads:

Our citizens have concealed weapons.

If you kill someone, we might kill you back.

We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries.

Enjoy your stay!

"I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right to disagree with me or anyone else," Jolley told Fox & Friends in 2015, according to Fox News. "If they disagree, they can voice that opinion. But if it offends them, truly offends them, maybe they're in the wrong country."

Read more.



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Media's Deafening Silence on the YouTube Shooter

By Rick Pearcey • April 5, 2018, 12:50 PM

Why the silence? Because a "vegan animal rights activist doesn't fit the agenda," states the kicker at Frontpagemag.com.

Lloyd Billingsley writes:

For the first time in its history, gunshots rang out at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday. Three people had been hit and the shooter was dead, but the motive for the attack remained mysterious. Even so, gun-control barker Sen. Dianne Feinstein was quick to weigh in.

"Only in America is a shooter unleashing gunfire in an office building a common occurrence," the California Democrat said in a statement. "Only in America are people evacuating the scene of a shooting with their hands on their heads is a familiar sight."

Like fellow Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier, Feinstein mentioned nothing about the shooter. The old-line establishment media were expecting a Republican male, an NRA member with a MAGA hat out to take down Hillary voters.

"As it turned out, the shooter was a woman and not a right-wing conservative type at all. In fact," Billingsley notes, "it wasn't even close."

Read more.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Police: Man Exposes Himself to a Child in Target Store Women's Bathroom

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2018, 12:20 PM

Warner Todd Huston writes at Breitbart:

Chicago police are investigating a report that a man entered the women's bathroom and exposed himself to a little girl in a South Loop location, ABC 5 reported.

A woman and her daughter reported that the man walked in on them in the women's bathroom of the Target store at 1154 S. Clark just after 4 PM on March 25.

He told them he had to use the restroom, the woman said, but instead, he pushed his way into the stall her daughter was using and pulled down his pants in front of the child. He then fled, the mother told police.

Read more.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fox News Stands by Ingraham, Slams "Agenda-Driven Intimidation Efforts"

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2018, 02:05 PM

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

Laura Ingraham isn't going anywhere.

That's the message Fox News is sending amid a left-wing boycott campaign meant to oust the conservative Fox News host over a tweet.

"We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," Fox News co-president Jack Abernathy said in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

"We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back, hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children."

Read more.



Monday, April 2, 2018

Shapiro: Fake Media Go Nuts After Sinclair Anchors Read Anti-Fake News Message

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2018, 01:04 PM

Ben Shapiro writes at DailyWire:

Over the weekend, mass panic broke out among media types over Sinclair Broadcasting's use of local anchors across the country to push out a message about the prevalence of unvetted stories on social media.

After providing video of the Sinclair message -- and a transcript -- Shapiro offers this analysis:

Now, here's the thing: the actual text of this universally-issued missive has nothing to do with Trump. Go ahead. Check it. There's nothing about Trump there.

And complaints about one-sided news and "sharing of false and biased" news on social media have been absolutely common on the Left. If this same message were read by Brian Stelter on CNN, word for word, nobody would have any problem with it.

The media are simply assuming that the message is pro-Trump because Sinclair's owners are pro-Trump. But the ads aren't for Trump: they're a plea for viewers to keep watching rather than turning off the TV and using Facebook for news consumption -- the exact same plea made every day in the pages of The New York Times, at MSNBC, and in the halls of Congress by Democrats who claim that social media won Trump the election.

"The leftist media's universal rush to condemn Sinclair for the message is actually more lockstep political than Sinclair's message, which is lockstep but not political," Shapiro continues.

"Kimmel's tweet is actually more telling than it looks: all the statements about Sinclair being 'dangerous for our democracy' are just as collectivized and unanimous, and far more political, than Sinclair's top-down edict to read an apolitical message on air," Shapiro concludes.

By the way, a "majority of Americans -- 77 percent -- said traditional news outlets are 'fake news,' according to a Monmouth University poll published Monday," the Washington Times reports today.

The need for honest, objective reporting -- that is, real journalism -- is greater than ever.



Friday, March 30, 2018

NYTimes Bans "Killing the Deep State" From Bestseller List

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2018, 01:29 PM

Newsmax reports:

Jerome Corsi's red-hot new book "Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump" is a runaway bestseller -- but you'd never know that from reading The New York Times.

"Killing the Deep State" debuted last week at No. 10 on the non-fiction hardcover list compiled by Nielsen BookScan, the book industry's only nationally recognized sales tracking list.

And yet, the influential New York Times Book Review inexplicably has not listed "Deep State" on its hardcover bestseller list, despite the fact it outsold many of the books that did make its list.

"For example," Newsmax continues, "going by sales reported by Nielsen, 'Killing the Deep State' should have landed at No. 4 on the Times' April 1 list of its Top 15 print hardcover bestsellers, right after Tara Westover's 'Educated' (Random House).

"But instead, the Times' No. 4 spot is held by 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark,' by Michelle McNamara, (Harper) even though it sold hundreds of copies less than 'Deep State,' did."

According to Newsmax, "'Killing the Deep State' also sold substantially more copies than the 11 other books on the list, including such titles as 'Obama' by Pete Souza, 'Leonardo Da Vinci' by Walter Isaacson, and 'Born a Crime' by Trevor Noah."

Read more.



Thursday, March 29, 2018

David Hogg Leads Laura Ingraham Boycott Over a Tweet

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2018, 12:07 PM

Get that boy a balcony. Here at the Daily Caller is the story detailing Ingraham's "offense."



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Submissive Sharia Canada: Police Investigating After Ex-Muslim Rips Qur'an

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2018, 10:56 AM

Robert Spencer writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Global News reported Sunday that "Peel Regional Police say they are investigating an incident as 'hate-motivated' after a woman can be seen on video at a Mississauga Islamic centre appearing to tear the pages of a Qur'an and putting the pages on cars while calling the religious text 'Satanic.'" So apparently now it's a crime in Canada to rip the Qur'an, and even to think ill of it.

This is not the most effective way to call attention to the exhortations to violence and hatred that are within the Qur'an. It allows the Muslims at the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre, where this incident took place, to play the role of the victim, which they are doing to the hilt in the wake of this incident, and which we have seen that Muslim spokesmen are all too eager to play -- victimhood, after all, is currency in today's society. . . .

Is tearing up a book a crime? Is leaving paper on someone's car a crime? The only crime here is that the woman who did this, an ex-Muslim named Sandra Solomon, is protesting against a protected victim group that is eager to seize upon anything that it can portray as a "hate crime," so as to buttress its claims to be victims of widespread "Islamophobia," persecution and harassment, and thus in need of special consideration and accommodation.

"So -- Sandra Solomon was rude and obnoxious," Spencer continues. "She called the Qur'an a 'Satanic, evil book.' She said other Islamic books were 'garbage.'

"This is all reported in this article as if it is evidence of a crime," Spencer notes. "But is thinking negatively about the Qur'an and Islam really a crime in Canada? It may be: after the passage of the 'anti-Islamophobia' motion M-103, there is no certainty that Canada guarantees the freedom of speech."

O Khanada: "But disliking the Qur'an and Islam, and tearing the Qur'an, are actually only crimes under Islamic law," Spencer writes. "Is Canada now adopting Sharia blasphemy laws? We shall see, in the way Canadian authorities treat this case."

Read more.



Monday, March 26, 2018

Tennessee Passes Bill: "In God We Trust" in Every Public School

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2018, 01:22 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews:

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that would require all public schools in the state to display the words "In God We Trust" in a prominent location. The governor, Republican Bill Haslam is expected to sign the legislation into law very soon.

The bill, HB 2368, was sponsored by state Rep. Susan Lynn (R). According to the website of the Tennessee General Assembly, the "National Motto in the Classroom Act" would require "each local education agency to display the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' in a prominent location in each school."

"Our national motto is on our money," said Rep. Lynn. "It's on our license plates. It's part of our national anthem. Our national motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom and we should teach our children about these things."

"Placing the motto on American currency was established by Congress in 1864," Chapman reports. "

"The first coins with 'In God We Trust' inscribed on them were the one- and two-cent coins in 1864, "Chapman continues. "Since 1938, all U.S. coins bear the motto, according to the Treasury Department. Congress declared 'In God We Trust' as the nation's motto in 1956."

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Evil Rules: Trump Just Kept One of Hillary Clinton's Darkest Campaign Promises

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2018, 05:49 PM

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans broke their promise to conservative voters by giving Planned Parenthood approximately $500 million in taxpayer funding in the omnibus spending bill that Trump signed into law on Friday.

Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders promised their voters for years that they would defund Planned Parenthood if given the chance to govern. . .

Fulfills Hillary Clinton's Promise: "The spending bill breaks Trump's campaign promise to his voters, but it does fulfill a promise that his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, made on the campaign trail in 2016," Hasson writes.

"Clinton promised to continue funding Planned Parenthood’s funding if elected president, while Trump assured his voters that he would defund the abortion giant if he won," Hasson reports.

According to CNSNews, "The latest annual report of Planned Parenthood, for 2016-17, shows that it performed 321,384 abortions in its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016."



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rasmussen: 68 GOP House Seats at Risk

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2018, 11:21 AM

Mark Swanson reports at Newsmax:

House Republicans are at risk of losing 68 seats in November in a potential bloodbath that could mirror their own wave in the 2010 midterms, according to political anaylst Scott Rasmussen.

Democrats need to flip just 23 seats to regain the majority in the House, his analysis shows.

Read more.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Austin Serial Bomber Unmasked

By Rick Pearcey • March 21, 2018, 10:58 AM

Bradford Betz and Elizabeth Zwirz report at Fox News:

The serial bomber who terrorized Austin, Texas for three harrowing weeks was identified Wednesday morning -- just hours after he blew himself to bits with his own device as cops closed in.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, was named as the bomber, an ATF source told Fox News. A picture of Conditt in 2013 from his mother's Facebook page was authenticated by The Austin-American Statesman.

Conditt was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.

He died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation . . .

Read more.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Abortionist: I Cut the Vocal Cord So the Baby Can't Scream

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2018, 09:06 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Dr. Leah Torres, an OB/GYN in Salt Lake City, Utah, said that when she performs certain abortions she cuts the vocal cord of the baby so "there's really no opportunity" for the child to scream. She also described herself as a "uterus ripper outer" because she performs hysterectomies.

Torres made her disturbing comments on Twitter on March 11, in response to a question.  

As the tweets show, @ZarbaNotZorba asked Torres about the aborted babies: "Do you hear their heartbeats when you lay down at night? Do you hear their screams?"

Torres replied, "No. You know fetuses can't scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there's really no opportunity, if they're even far enough along to have a larynx."

"I won't apologize for performing medicine," Torres says, according to CNSNews.

Perhaps lost on the good "doctor" is that killing patients or innocents is not medicine, it's an inhumane and monstrous barbarism that contradicts humanness and love.

Real physicians are aware, of course, that hysterectomies are performed to save women, not to kill them.

First, Torres rips apart the language, then she rips apart the human being. I ask you, O Executioner, how long have you been a member of the Mengele Society?

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Monday, March 19, 2018

74% of Americans: Deep State Exists

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2018, 02:28 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

With the news that 74 percent of Americans believe a Deep State exists, a Monmouth University poll reveals just how little influence the disgraced national media have over public opinion and perception.

The Deep State, which is correctly defined in the polling question as "a group of unelected or appointed government officials who have too much influence in determining federal policy," has been a national issue since the rise of President Donald Trump. Ever since this conversation started, though, the media have been slashing away at the discussion as a fevered conspiracy ginned up by conservatives.

The media pushback has obviously failed because there is no notable partisan distinction in the poll. Monmouth reports, "This is a worrisome finding. The strength of our government relies on public faith in protecting our freedoms, which is not particularly robust. And it's not a Democratic or Republican issue. These concerns span the political spectrum."

Moreover, only 21 percent think the Deep State does not exist.

Just as concerning is this, from Monmouth: "Fully 8-in-10 believe that the U.S. government currently monitors or spies on the activities of American citizens."

To read more from John Nolte on the Monmouth poll, go here.

The Monmouth University report titled "Public Troubled by 'Deep State'" is here.



Friday, March 16, 2018

Something's Wrong: Ohio Student Suspended for Staying in Class During National Walkout Day

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2018, 05:49 PM

Caleb Parke reports at Fox News:

An Ohio high school student said he tried to stay apolitical during the National Walkout Day over gun violence but was suspended for his choice to remain in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, going to study hall.

Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, said he didn't want to take sides in the gun-control debate consuming the country. If he went outside for the walkout, he said, he would be supporting gun control. If he stayed in the common area of the school, he said, he would be seen as supporting gun violence and disrespecting the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla. High school shooting the month before.

Jacob had met with the school's principal on Tuesday, a day before the rally, for about an hour to find out what exactly the walkout was supporting. But he said the principal reportedly told him it was for the "students to express themselves."

"This left Jacob wondering if it was a memorial for the lives lost or a show of support for gun control," Fox News continues.

The senior student "decided, instead, to stay in class for about 20 minutes doing homework after his teacher and fellow classmates left and locked the door," Fox reports. But "when they returned, he was slapped with a suspension."

Read more.



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Trump Sanctions Russian Nationals for Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2018, 12:53 PM

Saagar Enjeti reports at the Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump’s administration will sanction 19 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 presidential election, multiple senior national security officials told reporters Thursday morning.

The sanctions will also target Russian nationals and entities for cyber attacks on the U.S. energy grid along with other U.S. based companies and persons.

"The sanctions include new authorities granted to the U.S. government under the Countering America's Adversaries Act, passed by Congress over the summer," the DC continues.

"Officials stressed that the announced sanctions are not the only actions the U.S. government will take in response to Russian activity," Enjeti reports. "The sanctions come as the U.S. joined the heads of European security agencies in calling out Russia for a nerve agent attack in the U.K."



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hillary Failing: Democrats Lose Patience After Clinton Comments Trashing White Married Women

By Rick Pearcey • March 14, 2018, 03:02 PM

Brooke Singman reports at Fox News:

Democrats who typically fall into the Clinton camp are trashing the two-time failed presidential candidate for singling out white female Trump voters, blaming their ballots cast in 2016 on "pressure" from male figures in their lives.

From Democratic senators to even her former campaign manager, there is a seeming consensus across the board that even "sugarcoating" her comments this week [doesn't] make them any easier to swallow.

"During former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's appearance in India over the weekend, she claimed she lost the 2016 presidential race in part because white women didn't stand up to the men in their lives pressuring them to vote for Donald Trump," Singman writes.

"We do not do well with white men and we don't do well with married, white women," Clinton said," according to Singman. "And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."

Read more.



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

C-SPAN Filming as Nancy Pearcey Is Live Streamed Today at Heritage Foundation

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2018, 09:55 AM

Here's the announcment at the Heritage Foundation.

Our latest information from C-SPAN is that a crew will be filming Nancy's presentation, which is based on her new book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality.

You can access Heritage Foundation Live on this page. Nancy's presentation is scheduled for 12:00-1:00 pm eastern standard time.



Monday, March 12, 2018

Disney Bigots Strip "Wrinkle in Time" of Christianity and It Bombs

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2018, 05:12 PM

John Nolte begins at Breitbart:

The trailer for director Ana Duvernay's A Wrinkle In Time looks awful -- empty and bloated. According to Rotten Tomatoes, most mainstream reviewers of the Disney flick, those predisposed to give a black, female director like DuVernay every benefit of the doubt, found the movie to be a diet of empty calories.

Thanks to alternative media, the reason for this might come from Disney's decision to strip Wrinkle of its central theme -- Christianity.

Nolte's concluding words:

Normal Americans do not care about skin color. We are over it and see no reason to celebrate something as middle-aged as "diverse casting." Christianity, however, is timeless.

Moreover, to remove Christianity from the movie, most especially when it is so integral to the original story, is not an act of inclusiveness, but rather another bigoted and hostile act from an increasingly provincial and small-minded entertainment industry.

Read Nolte's entire column here.



Friday, March 9, 2018

Nancy Pearcey Speaking at Heritage Foundation

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2018, 01:37 PM

Nancy will be speaking on her new book Love Thy Body next week March 13 at the Heritage Foundation. The event will be live streamed.

From the announcement at the Heritage website:

Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications.

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to examine the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, she argues that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.

In Love Thy Body, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative available to all -- one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.

The event is hosted by Becky Norton Dunlop, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

For more information, or to RSVP, please go here.



Thursday, March 8, 2018

Burger-Flipping Robot Destroys the Case for Minimum-Wage Hikes

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2018, 03:56 PM

From IBD:

On Monday, CaliBurger started its newest "employee," a learning robot that can cook 150 hamburgers an hour.

Flippy doesn't just flip hamburgers, he exposes why raising the minimum-wage hurts workers.

Read more.



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SS University: Campus Fascism on the March

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2018, 05:42 PM

At the NYPost:

Another day, another campus fascist assault, this time aimed at squelching the speech of center-right Christina Hoff Sommers.

Sommers, an American Enterprise Institute scholar, argues that much of modern feminism betrays the movement's founding ideals. The lefty kids think that's violence.

She was invited to speak Monday about trigger warnings and safe spaces at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. But the space didn't prove safe for her.

Read more about this ugliness and apparently pathetic "law" "school" here and then consider: "It's time for Congress to start withholding federal funds from colleges that don't adopt clear rules to protect free speech -- and punish those who disrupt it."

Campuses have become seedbed of fanaticism. If you don't want secularist-religious-political fanatics running our country -- and turning it into more of an intellectual, social, and ethical hellhole than certain parts of it already is -- then it really is time for people of good will and sound principles to step up and end the utter stupidity and inhumanity that passes for learning and education at far too many campuses across America today.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lions 700, Christians 0: What Marx Got Right -- and What the "Religious" Get Wrong

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2018, 12:26 PM

I committed strategic analysis on my Facebook page yesterday. Here's proof:

Why do some people (who call themselves Christians, and I suppose at some time understood they're still human) insist on living inside a "spiritual" closet the Biblical information knows nothing about?

The knowable and publicly actionable Creator gives us fields, bodies, minds. He creates a world, not a closet.

No rock, plant, dog or human is supposed to live in there.

Marx said, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it." This emphasis is partly why the cultural Marxists are winning.

Despite having an inhumane philosophy, Marxists etc. nevertheless are out there changing the world. Their "change" encompasses people AND structures.

In contrast, many Christians are stuck inside their spiritual closets. There is much activity in there. And some of it is very good. But by and large too many are neglecting the still-operative Creator-endowed human-calling to change the world.

So instead of changing the world, they're changing the closet.

They're making "disciples" and then sticking those folks inside the closet to be spiritual until they die.

Perhaps a variety of religious opiates comforts them. Because it is painful for humans to try live inside a tiny, inhumane closet instead of running outside to incarnate the wholistic and liberating information given in the Biblical data.

Meanwhile, if I'm a secularist, I try to keep this strategic arrangement unnoticed and in play until the cows come home.

After about one quarter of this football game, the score's 700 to 0 -- it's a little bit easier to win when you're the only team on the field. It's not that difficult to defeat a team that stays in the dressing room. Even if it's deeply engaged in spiritual activities in there, with lots of goosebumps.

Yes, the secularists have their setbacks. The natives get restless, as it were.

But strategically -- culturally, politically, educationally, and across the society -- by and large, for Marxists and other secularists, it's the smell of victory in the morning.



Monday, March 5, 2018

"Stop Blaming White People" Sign Causes Stir at N.J. Post Office

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2018, 02:24 PM

Well, for one thing, the sign was way too uppity. As Taylor Tiamoyo Harris reports at nj.com:

USPS Postal Inspector Greg Kliemisch said Friday afternoon the sign, which read "March is national stop blaming white people month! Accept responsibility for your own bad choices. Hug a white person!," was put up sometime Thursday. It was taken down in the afternoon by employees, he said.

That message was way too uppity.

So what can we do?

Try this: "We could stop racism, evil, and whitey if we just outlawed and removed all pigmentative words from the human language. The UN could do it -- It really could!"

I posted the above on Twitter some 2 hours ago, and the UN has yet to act.  

I'll say this once and only once: I will not go back to the UN until they a) take up my Twitter recommendation for stopping racism and b) pass news laws to show they're serious about racism.

Think of it as word control. It goes without saying that letting a compassionate planetary government control our speech is worth it if just one person can be saved from ugly racism.

Don't make me go on CNN.



Friday, March 2, 2018

Gun Seller Calls Out Dick's Sporting Goods on AR-15s

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2018, 02:47 PM

Scott Morefield reports at the Daily Caller:

One gun seller isn't happy with Dick's Sporting Goods decision to agree to the demands of gun control advocates.

Palmetto State Armory, a Columbia, South Carolina-based firearms company, went on record in support of the Second Amendment on Thursday, issuing a statement calling out Dick's for referring to the AR platform as an "assault rifle" instead of the correct term — Armalite Rifle — and for caving to the demands of gun control proponents.

The Palmetto State Armory statement was a strong rejection of the propensity to blame the "tool" instead of the perpetrator, and included a call to "approach this negativity with humanity" with the hope that both sides can "have a civil and intellectual conversation that continues to make this amazing country better."

What follows is the Palmetto State Armory statement, as published at WCBD -- TV Channel 2 in Mount Pleasant, S.C.:

Palmetto State Armory [PSA] would like to go on record stating that we support the Second Amendment. While this may seem like an obvious statement, we as a company felt it necessary to make our opinion known to the general public. Palmetto State Armory also strongly supports the First Amendment which enables individuals to voice their opinions, even those in contrast with our own. We believe that a primary purpose of the Second Amendment is actually to protect the First Amendment.

In regards to the actions taken today by the CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods to no longer sell the AR-15 platform, while we do not agree with this decision, we recognize the fact that capitalism gives him the right to make this call. PSA however, does have an issue when misinformation is spread in the very next sentence by referring to the platform as an "assault rifle." AR stands for Armalite Rifle which pays homage to the company that originally created the platform.

To blame the rifle or a high capacity magazine for the actions of an evil man is illogical and is only applied when referring to firearms. Senseless acts of violence are a terrible plague on society that we all recognize we need to try and prevent as a community, but to blame a tool such as a firearm is at very best missing the point of the problem.

When a vehicle is used to commit an act of violence we as a society do not blame the car, we do not blame the speed, or the steering wheel, but rather the driver. It is our hopes that we can approach this negativity with humanity and both sides of the argument can come together and have a civil and intellectual conversation that continues to make this amazing county better.

"We are all in this together, and we all want the same thing," the Palmetto statement concludes. "Safety, happiness, and the 'American Dream'."



Thursday, March 1, 2018

UTexas Students Launching "No Whites Allowed" Magazine

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2018, 01:51 PM

"A group of students at the University of Texas, San Antonio, plans to start publishing a No Whites Allowed (NWA) magazine," Mitchell Gunter reports at Campus Reform.

"White people are welcome to attend the launch party Thursday night, but while their support is 'appreciated,' the founders insist that 'it's a zine for QPOC and by QPOC [queer persons of color]'," according to Campus Reform.

Well, bless their little racist hearts. That's mighty "white" of them magazine starters, welcoming students who fail the QPOC color test and all. Will them white peeples hav to go out back to drink some water?

So what we have is a two-fer: Good old Racism (whites not allowed) and updated but still plain old-fashioned deviancy (queer persons).

Have you noticed how you can narrative this jive and cover a whole lotta sins by calling perversity diversity? Even more trans-rational magic drops when you hit a few licks about how this stuff boils down to "social constructs."

Smack in some "liberation" crack and, man, you've got yourself a cult that can go on forever and ever. Well, until you step outside and gravity hits. Confirming what all cultists know: "Facts are evil."

So if you want to embrace new and regressive forms of inhumane extremism beyond the KKK, the BBB (BlackBlackBlack) and the QQQ (QueerQueerQueer), certain students at the University of Texas at San Antonio may be just the folks for you.

Now there's no reason to get upset about this. It's just a little bit of cancer, and doctors are always saying that a little bit of cancer is no big deal.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

16 Stupidest Comments About the Parkland Shooting Massacre (So Far)

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2018, 10:44 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting massacre, and in order to deflect away from the only answer to this contagion of school shootings (which of course is hardening school security), our media and the left in general have to manufacture one stupid hour after another in order to keep the focus on gun-grabbing.

The results of this cynical and desperate crusade have not only exposed these provincial elites as completely opposed to keeping our children safe, but as liars, and morons.

Read more.



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Concealed-Carry Holder Shoots Would-Be Carjacker Dead

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2018, 03:17 PM

"A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by a man who had a concealed weapon on him in Milwaukee on Monday, officials said," Fox News reports.

"The Milwaukee Police Department said in a news release the 21-year-old suspect, identified as Carlos Martin, was shot after he attempted to carjack a 24-year-old man around 5:50 a.m. near the Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation," according to Fox.

Read more.



Monday, February 26, 2018

The Left's Strategic Objective in Their War on the NRA

By Rick Pearcey • February 26, 2018, 09:47 AM

Steven McCann writes at American Thinker:

The litany of major American companies severing their ties to the NRA continues to expand.

They are succumbing to the drumbeat of false accusations and hysteria ginned up by the left and its political arm, the Democratic Party, as well as the left's cohorts in the media.  

The NRA has been in leftists' crosshairs for the past two decades.  

However, the actual purpose of this targeting is far deeper than what the left proclaims to be its objective: the passage of "commonsense" gun laws and restrictions on gun ownership as an antidote to gun violence.

Read more.



Friday, February 23, 2018

DirecTV Hikes Price of NFL Packages as Ratings Plummet

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2018, 11:31 AM

Dylan Gwinn writes at Breitbart:

Never let a little thing like declining ratings, a product in decline, and national public backlash, get in the way of making a buck. At least, that seems to be the message DirecTV is sending after the company raised prices for the NFL Sunday Ticket.

Read more.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Propagandists: CNN Anchor Drops All Pretense of Being Fair and Objective on Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • February 21, 2018, 03:19 PM

Susan Jones writes at CNSNews.com:

Quivering with indignation, CNN's Alisyn Camerota "moderated" an on-air debate Tuesday morning between two Republicans with differing views on gun control.

But to Camerota, there is only one righteous side, and she defended it with all the passion of an activist.

Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) is a gun control advocate; Former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) had the nerve to suggest that the newly minted student activists from Parkland, Florida may have had help from outside groups in coordinating their gun control campaign.

When you view the video embedded in this story, you see that CNN's Alisyn Camerota functions not as a debate moderator but as a committed advocate for the gun control side of the debate.

There is no problem with people arguing for gun control. There is a problem when a journalist who is supposed to be neutral and objective in fact argues and supports a particular position in a debate.

Umpires in baseball are tasked with calling balls and strikes. They are not tasked with rooting for a particular team to win and to shape their calls accordingly. That would be unfair and cheating.

Camerota's unfortunate performance is evidence for the proposition that much of the so-called MSM (mainstream media) has degenerated into MSP (mainstream propaganda).

Perhaps her perfomance is one reason CNN has "deep credibility problems" -- with some 50% of Americans answering "no" when polled on whether they "trust CNN to give you objective news and analysis."

Our role as viewers -- as human beings with free and inquiring minds -- is to think critically about whatever is being presented as news.

No matter the source of information (whether "trusted" or not), blind trust is beneath who we are as human beings designed to live and think free by a verifiable and knowable (and by no means "religious" as "faith" is so often categorized today) Creator.

Read more.



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

KKKabortion: ACLU, Planned Parenthood Fight for "Absolute Right" to Abortion Based on Race, Down Syndrome

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2018, 03:45 PM

Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are fighting at a federal appeals court for the right to provide abortions based on the baby's race, sex, or diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.

The two organizations are opposing an Indiana law, signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence in 2016, that bans aborting a baby because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis of a possible disability. The law also says aborted babies’ remains must be cremated or buried.

"We are talking about an absolute prohibition. . . . The woman has an absolute right as part of her privacy interests," Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, told the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals during oral arguments on Thursday, according to WFYI Indianapolis. . . .

"Pro-lifers often point out the majority of Planned Parenthood affiliates are in minority neighborhoods, and PP founder Margaret Sanger initiated a campaign to eliminate 'undesirables,' including specifically targeting African American babies," Hodges continues.

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control admits that while 13 percent of U.S. citizens are black, a wildly disproportionate 35 percent of abortions are committed against black babies," Hodges reports.

Real more.

Related
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New Planned P'hood Video Transcript: Nurse Admits It "Fun" to Dissect Dead Babies
Aborto-Fascism and Free-Market Homicide



Monday, February 19, 2018

Fla. Student Activists: "Dismantle" NRA "Child Murderers," Trump Is "Disgusting," FBI Gets a Pass

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2018, 04:10 PM

Susan Jones writes at CNSNews.com:

The FBI failed to investigate warnings about the Florida school shooter, but never mind that. And the National Rifle Association has no control over school shootings, but never mind that, either.

Two newly minted gun control activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are defending the FBI, while demanding that NRA "child murderers" dismantle and disband. And they have declined an invitation to discuss their concerns with President Donald Trump, whom they call "disgusting."

"But on the Sunday talk shows, the students said their upcoming 'March for Our Lives' in Washington is not political'," Jones states.

Read more.



Friday, February 16, 2018

American Flag Destroyed, Replaced With "ISIS Flag" at Utah High School

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2018, 11:19 AM

Fox News reports:

An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported.

An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with "what looked like a flag used by ISIS," police said.

The American flag was left shredded at the scene.

The words "ISIS is COMI" had been spray-painted on a wall on the school's east side, KUTV reported.

Read more.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Speak Out! How to Counter the Left's Dominance of Campus Culture

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2018, 03:20 PM

Campus Reform offers 6 "Tips From a Berkeley Conservative on Inviting Speakers to Campus."



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WALGREENS UNSAFE: Follows Target in Letting Men Who Say They're "Women" Into Women's Bathrooms

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2018, 09:34 AM

Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews:

Walgreens has adopted a transgender bathroom policy that allows men in the women's toilets and vice versa, despite that same policy creating a public relations disaster and financial free fall for Target Corporation.

As of November 2017, Walgreens' 8,100 stores welcome "all individuals . . . to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual's gender identity, regardless of the individual's sex assigned at birth." . . .

The American Family Association (AFA) reports that the new Walgreens pro-transgender policy is the result of pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California after a customer was not allowed to use a Walgreens women’s bathroom. . . .

Breitbart reported that Walgreens "bowed to pressure immediately."

"As the AFA did in response to Target's 2015 transgender changing rooms and bathrooms policy, the family defender created a petition to oppose Walgreen's policy," LifeSiteNews continues.

"Walgreens' store policy endangers women and children by allowing men to frequent women's restrooms," the petition states, according to LifeSiteNews.

The petition also "has more than 82,000 signatures," LifeSite reports.

"Walgreens' new policy could potentially result in female customers becoming victims of voyeurism, sexual assault and physical attack. Walgreens must immediately reverse its dangerous policy that allows men unrestricted access into women's restrooms," the petition also states, according to LifeSiteNews. 

As points of action, AFA "urges concerned citizens to call Walgreens and voice their objection (1-800-925-4733), and/or call their local Walgreens store," LifeSiteNews reports.

Read more.

Related
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Kim Jong-un's Smiling Sister Oversees Brutal Regime's Propaganda Machine

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2018, 02:40 PM

Kim Yo-jong -- the younger sister of the North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un -- did a super job of smiling her way "through breathess media coverage" during her three-day propaganda visit to the Winter Olympics now taking place in South Korea.

Even as she was turning the heads of American media stalwarts such as CNN and the New York Times, she "heads up the regime's department responsible for lying to its people about the behavior of a regime whose atrocities have been described as 'without parallel in the modern world'," Patrick Goodenough reports at CNSNews.com.

To read more of the CNSNews.com news report on propaganda princess Kim Yo-jong, please go here.

See Also
North Korea Video Puts White House, Capitol Hill in Crosshairs



Friday, February 9, 2018

Outrage at Bette Midler Over Call for Rand Paul's Neighbor to Attack Him Again

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2018, 12:11 PM

Sasha Savitsky reports at Fox News:

Bette Midler shocked the Twitterverse on Thursday with a post suggesting Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., should be physically attacked for his stance on spending budget in Senate.

Midler tweeted Thursday evening, "Where's Rand Paul's neighbor when we need him?"

What is it with these Hollywood people?

First, Weinstein. Then Tarantino. And now Bette Midler.

Whether it's abortion, imposing counterfeit "marriage," sexually assaulting women, putting actors into life-threatening film-shoot scenarios, or calling for physical attacks on a U.S. senator, something seems seriously out of whack with this community of the rich and famous who constantly promote each other as loving, open-minded, and tolerant.

Perhaps I overstate. Let's try again: Apart from the killing, counterfeiting, sexually assaulting, disrespecting, and calls to punish others physically and violently over policy differences, this community is no doubt a swell bunch of well-adjusted folk with only the best interests of others always at heart.

Finally, as T.J. Eckert responded to Midler on Twitter: "So much for love trumps hate."



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Northeastern Prof on Trump: "I Wouldn't Mind Seeing Him Dead"

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2018, 12:47 PM

Jessica Chasmar reports at the WTimes:

A professor at Northeastern University in Boston is under fire after he was recorded during a public lecture saying he "wouldn't mind" seeing President Trump dead.

"Sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly -- I hope there are no FBI agents here -- I wouldn't mind seeing him dead," Barry Bluestone, a professor of political economy, said during a Jan. 31 public event called "The Rule of Law in a Time of Polarization," Campus Reform first reported.

"Of natural causes," he later clarified with the help of journalist Robert Kuttner.

"Mr. Bluestone's remarks were recorded in a YouTube video uploaded by the school on Monday, but it has since been deleted," according to the Times.

"In my opinion, Trump is the most dangerous man on the planet because of his power of using lies and half-truths to galvanize his supporters and his ability to command vast military resources," the Times quotes Bluestone as saying.

Read more.



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How Sick Hollywood? The Quentin Tarantino Edition

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2018, 11:48 AM

In a NYPost column titled, "Tarantino: Polanski's 13-Year-Old Rape Victim 'Wanted to Have It'," Emily Smith writes:

Quentin Tarantino may be trying to act like a woeful choirboy in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, but he seems all the more mendacious in the light of an old interview in which he claimed Roman Polanski's 13-year-old rape victim "wanted to have it."

Tarantino defended Polanski during a 2003 Howard Stern interview -- which resurfaced on Jezebel -- saying, "He didn't rape a 13-year-old . . . he had sex with a minor. That's not rape."

When reminded by Stern sidekick Robin Quivers that Polanski's victim was plied with drugs and alcohol, Tarantino said, "No, that was not the case at all. She wanted to have it [sex] and dated the guy . . . Look, she was down with this."

According to the Post's Smith, Tarantino spoke "ruefully" of Weinstein and said, "I knew enough to do more than I did."

Tarantino has also been "accused by Uma Thurman of forcing her to do a car crash stunt in Kill Bill that left her injured," Smith reports.

In addition, Tarantino also reportedly "spat in her face and choked her with a chain because he didn't trust a trained actor to do it."

For his part, Tarantino "called the Uma crash 'one of the biggest regrets of my life'," according to the Post.

Smith concludes with these tweet comments from actor Jessica Chastain: "I keep imagining Tarantino spitting in Uma's face and strangling her with a chain . . . . How many images of women in media do we celebrate that showcase abuse? When did this become normalized 'entertainment'? . . . How can an actor feel safe when your director is strangling you?"



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ: Public Has Right to See How Obama WH "Justified Spying on the Trump Team"

By Rick Pearcey • February 6, 2018, 05:40 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for FBI documents about the FISA warrants that were obtained to spy on Trump campaign associates in 2016, the oversight group announced on Feb. 2, after the memo on alleged FISA abuse was released by the House Intelligence Committee.

FISA is the acronym for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, created in 1978. FISC refers to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approves or denies the warrants for the DOJ/FBI to surveil (spy on) Americans for foreign intelligence purposes. 

"Today's House Russia FISA memo makes a compelling case that the FISA court was misled and severely abused by top officials in the Justice Department and FBI," CNSNews quotes Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton as saying in a statement. 

"The American people should be able to see for themselves the details of how the Obama administration officials (and Rod Rosenstein of the Trump administration) justified spying on the Trump team," Fitton said, according to CNSNews.

Read more.



Monday, February 5, 2018

Super Bowl Ratings Drop to 8-Year Low

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2018, 02:36 PM

"Super Bowl LII is the lowest-rated Super Bowl game since 2010, when the Colts and Saints, two smallish market teams, faced-off against each other," Dylan Gwinn reports at Breitbart.

Accodring to Austin Karp at SportsBusiness Daily, "If NBC drew a 47.4 overnight rating for the Super Bowl, that's down only 3% from last year (48.8 for Pats-Falcons on Fox). Not a dramatic drop. But lowest overnight for a Super Bowl since 2010 though (46.4 for Saints-Colts on CBS in 2010)."



Friday, February 2, 2018

Poll: 16% of NFL Fans Say They Will Not Watch the Super Bowl

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2018, 11:11 AM

Dylan Gwinn writes at Breitbart:

The predicted 16% percent drop among NFL viewers for Super Bowl Sunday is more severe than the 10% hit the league's ratings took in the regular season. Couple that with the 46% of respondents who said they disapproved of the anthem protests, and it's highly likely the anthem protest movement played a large role in souring interest in the Super Bowl.

Though, as Daniel Roberts of Yahoo! points out, the Super Bowl is still a cultural event, not merely a sporting event. Meaning the game has traditionally relied on its ability to draw non-traditional football fans to the television screens. So the question becomes, will there be enough non-traditional viewers to offset the drop in traditional NFL fans?

We will soon find out.

Read the whole article.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

White House: Trump Not Doing Super Bowl Interview With NBC

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2018, 11:27 AM

The NFL is a joke. And for a while there, it was worth watching. Back when it was about sports.

It may recover. But it's dug itself a very deep hole.

Here's the Trump story from Newsmax.



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Poll: Trump Approval Rating at 42%, Twice That of Congress at 21%

By Rick Pearcey • January 31, 2018, 05:40 PM

Jeffrey Rodack reports at Newsmax:

President Donald Trump's approval rating has jumped 10 points in a month and now stands at 42 percent, according to a new Monmouth University Poll.

This contrasts sharply with the mere 21% approval rating adults gave to Congress.

"The poll, conducted from Jan. 28-29, surveyed 806 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent," Newsmax reports.

Read more.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Rep. Gaetz Calls on President Trump to Release Intel Memo During SOTU

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2018, 02:42 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is a strong advocate for releasing the intelligence memo about alleged malfeasance at the FBI, called on President Donald Trump to release the four-page document during his State of the Union speech this evening, Jan. 30.

On Monday, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the memo. No Democrats voted for its release. President Trump has five days to review the document and decide whether he wants it distributed to the public. Trump has said he would like to see the document released.

"Tomorrow, the President of the United States will walk down the center aisle and address this floor," Gaetz said yesterday on the House floor during a special session, Chapman reports.

"I hope the first thing he does is hand to the Speaker of the House his consent and his agreement to allow transparency to reign, to declassify this memo, and put it before the American people," Gaetz continued, according to CNS.

"And then let's have a great debate about its consequences and the opportunity it presents to make things better, so these things never happen again," Gaetz said.

Read more.



Monday, January 29, 2018

Sanctuary Cleric Quits After Video Shows Her Yelling at Police for Arresting Alleged Domestic Assault Felon in Church

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2018, 11:57 AM

Joshua Gill reports at the Daily Caller:

A Connecticut pastor resigned Thursday after berating police officers for arresting a man who took refuge inside the church after beating his mother.

Rev. Care Goodstal Spinks obstructed a police car Tuesday and tried to force East Haven police officer to release Ryan Champlin, whom they arrested in Old Stone Church for attacking his mother and beating her head with a phone until the device broke, according to The Maven.

Church leadership thanked police officers for their swift and calm actions and announced Thursday via Facebook that Spinks resigned in light of her actions and her differences with the wider congregation. 

"This is a church," Spinks said to the officer, according to the DC. "We're protected by federal law and state law. It is a place of sanctuary and refuge."

However, "there is no such federal law protecting criminal suspects from arrest inside a church," the DC reports. "The officer explained that Champlin was wanted for domestic abuse and assault. His argument did not dissuade Spinks," according to the DC.

"You realize that you see on the news all the time, people taking sanctuary, refuge in a church, and even the federal law can't come in and get them, because this place is a protected place," the cleric told the officer, the DC reports.

The DC suggest that "Spinks was likely referencing cases of illegal immigrants who have taken refuge from deportation inside churches. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers do not make arrests inside churches as a matter of policy, since they list churches as a sensitive area, but no law technically prevents them from making arrests in said 'sensitive locations'."

Read more.



Thursday, January 25, 2018

Michigan State President Resigns Over Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2018, 10:45 AM

Samuel Chamberlain reports at Fox News:

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon resigned late Wednesday over criticism of the university's handling of sexual abuse claims against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Simon resigned hours after Nassar was sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in prison for molesting women and girls while supposedly treating them for sports injuries.

In her resignation letter, Simon addressed the survivors of Nassar's abuse, saying she was "so sorry that a trusted, renowned physician was really such an evil, evil person who inflicted such harm under the guise of medical treatment."

"Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting seven people in the Lansing area, including in his home basement and at his campus office," Fox News reports. "However, more than 150 women and girls confronted Nassar about his abuse at an extraordinary seven-day sentencing hearing. Many of the victims accused the university of mishandling complaints about Nassar, some of which go back more than two decades."

The university "faces further scrutiny in the Nassar case," according to Fox News. "The state's attorney general plans to investigate how the university handled the allegations."

Read more.



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Professorette's Twitter Tirade: Pro-Life Women Should "Sit Down and Shut Up"

By Rick Pearcey • January 24, 2018, 01:26 PM

Caleb Parke reports at Fox News:

A New York City college professor said she supports women marching -- unless they're against abortion.

New School professor Jennifer Begeal tweeted Friday that pro-life students and activists participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., should "sit down and shut up."

Begeal, who teaches digital storytelling at The New School, took to social media Friday to lambaste the anti-abortion marchers for not supporting myriad liberal causes, Campus Reform reported.

"If you support #MarchforLife but don't support a woman's right to choose, please sit down and shut up," Begeal wrote in one of the 17 posts she fired off during a three-hour tirade.

She told marchers to "sit down and shut up" if they don't support climate change, legalizing marijuana or gun control -- among other things.

The not-so-tolerant professor also had kind words for men: "'If you support #MarchforLife but you aren't a woman, please sit down and shut the f*** up,' she wrote," according to Fox.

Fox took the opportunity to grab a 10-foot pole and reach out to the college and Mzz. Begeal for comment. But the "New School and Begeal did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment," Parke reports.

Read the entire report here.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Fake the Vote: 2nd Texas County Faces Lawsuit for Withholding Records of Noncitizens Registered to Vote

By Rick Pearcey • January 23, 2018, 12:34 PM

Joe Schoffstall reports at Free Beacon:

A public interest election group is threatening to sue a Texas County over its refusal to release records dealing with noncitizens on their voter rolls, the second Texas County threatened with such a lawsuit this month.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a group that litigates to protect election integrity, sent a final notice to Harris County in Texas warning that they could face a federal lawsuit if they continued to deny the group inspection of their records related to registrants who were removed from the rolls after it was discovered that they were noncitizens.

Harris County voter registration officials previously testified that "thousands" of noncitizens were discovered every year on their rolls and were handed over to the District Attorney for prosecution.

The city of Houston, the largest city in the state, and one of the most populous cities in America, is located in Harris County.

Read more.



Monday, January 22, 2018

Austria Announces "Border Protection Unit" to Manage Migration

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2018, 10:51 AM

Chris Tomlinson reports at Breitbart:

Austrian populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) Interior Minister Herbert Kickl has announced the creation of a new border force which he said will "ensure orderly border management."

The new force would be used to manage the flow of asylum seekers coming into the country, Interior Minister Kickl said in an interview last week with Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung.

"We already have effective monitoring that works well. But what certainly cannot happen is a repetition of the year 2015," Kickl said referring to the height of the migrant crisis when hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers travelled through Austria to reach Germany.

Kickl described the border guard as a "police standby force" and said they will secure the border and perform identity checks.

"During the interview, Kickl also slammed the baby-boomer progressive generation, commonly known in Europe as the '68ers after the Paris protests of May 1968," Breitbart continues.

"The project of the '68ers failed. We are now experiencing a counter-movement, not only in Austria. And that's just as well. For me, this is a return to normality," Breitbart quotes Kickl as saying.

"The 68ers tried to be destructive in the name of progress. Consider the erosion of state identity or the identity of the family network," Kickl added, according to Breitbart.

"This government stands for an offensive counter-proposal," Kickl also said, Breitbart reports. "The theses of the '68ers have turned out to be wrong. The need for orientation, security, and homeland has been put back in a positive light by us."

Read more.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Muslim Derangement Syndrome in Canada

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2018, 11:33 AM

Lloyd Billingsley writes at Frontpagemag.com:

In Canada, any Muslim can perpetrate a bogus "hate crime" with complete impunity. Likewise, Muslims can stab police officers and attack a 75-year-old grandmother, and Canadian authorities will slap a gag order on any hint of Islamic motivation. This is a symptom of Muslim Derangement Syndrome (MDS).

Those afflicted with MDS welcome any Muslim, even if they cannot verify background and even if the Muslim has been deported from the United States. MDS induces complete credulity over Muslim hoaxes but when Muslims attack innocent victims the MDS types lapse into a state of willful ignorance over possible motives. When anyone invokes Islam as a motive, MDS victims break into uncontrolled utterances of "Islamophobia," "racism," and "diversity is our strength."

Read the entire column.



Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ronaldinho: Soul of Soccer

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2018, 04:26 PM

As Zito Madu points out at SBNation.com:

One of the most obvious Ronaldinho moments is when he was applauded at the Santiago Bernabéu, when his show was so great that even his harshest critics were compelled to clap and attest to the greatness that they witnessed.

The scene was a symbol of how transcendent his skills were. Even a rivalry that involved the throwing of a pig's head at Luis Figo didn’t stop fans from giving their appreciation.

 Here is Ronaldinho's farewell statement on his retiring from competitive professional soccer.

We look forward to seeing what's next for Ronaldinho -- as great a poet of the game as I've ever seen.

Enjoy this video of Ronaldinho vs. Real Madrid.

And here, "Ronaldinho Gaucho: Impossible Moments to Forget."

What is Ronaldinho football? "As electrifying as a hair dryer thrown into a hot tub, my friend . . . absolutely breathtaking" -- Ray Hudson of Bein Sports.

Obrigado, Ronaldinho!

Editorial Note/Update: Thank you, "Verbal Gymnast" Ray Hudson, who may have been the first person I heard describe the likes of Messi and Ronaldinho as, if memory serves, "poets of the game."



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nancy Pearcey: Liberal Elites Are Killing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Vision

By Rick Pearcey • January 17, 2018, 11:19 AM

Our editor-at-large Nancy writes at CNSNews.com:

It may have sounded like routine political platitudes. On Friday, when President Donald Trump signed a declaration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he said, “Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that … we are all created equal by God.”

Far from being platitudes, however, today those are fighting words. King’s vision of equal rights is no longer “self-evident” to many of America’s opinion makers in media, politics, and academia. Why not? Because they have embraced secular ideologies that sabotage King’s ideal.

Listen in on some of the thinkers who are busy destroying King's vision of inalienable rights. . . .

Read more.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"New California" Declares Independence -- From California, Not From United States

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2018, 02:56 PM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

Citing the U.S. Constitution, a group introduced its Declaration of Independence -- from California, but not from the United States.

The "New California" movement wants to turn northern and rural California into the nation's 51 state, separating from southern, coastal urban California in the same way that West Virginia was formed, CBS Sacramento reported Monday.

"Unlike other separation movements in the past," CBS Sacramento reports, "the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed."

Watch: "New California: A More Perfect Union."



Monday, January 15, 2018

UTexas Antifa Group Proposes "Law Enforcement Incineration Day"

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2018, 11:04 AM

Campus Reform reports:

An Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has proposed that "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" be rebranded as "Law Enforcement Incineration Day."

The group Autonomous Student Network Austin advanced the idea in a tweet that also featured an actual photo of a police officer engulfed in flames.

Read more.



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nancy Pearcey Column on "Despair, Not Pleasure" at LifeSiteNews

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2018, 07:15 AM

LifeSiteNews has picked up Nancy's most recent column, published under the headline "Why Despair, Not Pleasure, Is the Biggest Driver of Today's Sex Scandals." The article unpacks the theme of "Women, Sex, Alienation: Hating the Body in Silicon Valley. "

In this column (which also appears at Fox News and CNSNews, Nancy writes:

A society's view of sex reflects its deeper commitments -- its prevailing ethos or worldview. The sexual liberation ethic stems from an underlying idea that the world is a product of blind, material forces. As a recent New Yorker article put it, "the loyalty oath of modernity" is that "nature is without conscious design . . . the emergence of Homo sapiens was without meaning or telos" (purpose).

And if the human body is said to have no meaning or purpose, neither does sex. On one hand, that means we are free to make up our own rules. On the other hand, it means that under all the hype about being bold and experimental is a fundamental despair -- the belief that sex is insignificant in a literal sense: signifying nothing. As a drummer in Austin, Texas, told Rolling Stone, sex is just "a piece of body touching another piece of body"; it is "existentially meaningless."

This outlook is deeply dehumanizing. No wonder many people keep grabbing at more -- and more extreme -- sexual experiences, while finding less genuine fulfillment.

Nancy's most recent book is the just-published Love Thy Body, which aims to "counter the hostility toward the human body and the biological facts of life that drives many of today's heart-wrenching headline stories. Unfortunately, many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications," as Nancy's official website states.

The idea is to provide a "holistic and humane alternative available to all -- one that offers authentic, reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for unalienable human rights," the Love Thy Body book description states.

For more information, please see Nancy's website or the Love Thy Body page at Amazon.

For media interviews, please write Pearcey@thepearceyreport.com.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Watch Trailer of Clint Eastwood's New Film "The 15:17 to Paris"

By Rick Pearcey • January 10, 2018, 09:30 AM

From WND:

The story riveted two continents. And now it’s coming to the big screen thanks to legendary director Clint Eastwood --  starring the very heroes who saved so many lives.

The 15:17 to Paris, set for release Feb. 9,  tells the story of the 2015 Thalys train attack in which three Americans helped stop an armed Islamic terrorist from perpetrating a massacre on a French train.

Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alex Skarlatos, who arguably saved dozens of lives that day, will portray themselves in the film . . . ."

Watch the trailer here.



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joe Arpaio Running for Senate in Arizona

By Rick Pearcey • January 9, 2018, 12:05 PM

"Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona," David M. Drucker reports for the Washington Examiner.

"I have a lot to offer. I'm a big supporter of President Trump," Arpaio says, according to the Examiner.

"I’m going to have to work hard; you don't take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I'm not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway."



Monday, January 8, 2018

Dawgs vs. 'Bama Tonight

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2018, 10:02 AM

Game scheduled for 8:17 pm eastern time, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Watch on ESPN.

AL.com: "Alabama poised for a blowout."

SBNation: Reports that Alabama is a "4-point betting favorite."

Online Athens: "With the Rose Bowl Behind Them, the Bulldogs Ready for Biggest Prize of All."

Enjoy!



Friday, January 5, 2018

"Jumping for Joy": U.S. Soldier Takes 10 Flights in 2 Days to Attend Daughter's Birth

By Rick Pearcey • January 5, 2018, 05:05 PM

According to Breitbart, "U.S. Army Combat Engineer Francois Clerfe made it" from his deployment in Iraq to the hospital in Monterey, Calif., "on the day his daughter was born."

Well done, Papa!

And great timing, daughter Julia!

Read the entire Breitbart report here.



Thursday, January 4, 2018

Nancy's "LOVE THY BODY" No. 1 "Hot New Release" in 3 Amazon Categories

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2018, 12:12 PM

Even though Nancy's book Love Thy Body can be regarded as a "Self-Help" book -- as I explain below (and here) -- Amazon has it listed as:

  • No. 1 New Release in Theology (not bad for former agnostic Nancy)
  • No. 1 New Release in Christian Social Issues (not bad for an erstwhile Hippie girl
  • No. 1 New Release in Christian Apologetics (not bad but what you might expect from an ongoing critical thinker)

No worries, Amazon. All is well. We know you need to run a business.

But Now -- let's broaden our horizons.

Here's what I wrote on Facebook a couple of days ago on why Love Thy Body is very much a Self-Help book:

Amazon seems to think LOVE THY BODY is some kind of theology book

"No. 1 New Release in . . . Theology" ???

OK. That's nice . . .

BUT . . . Really

KIND of LIMITING

Because LOVE THY BODY could just as well be in the self-help section of your favorite bookstore

LOVE THY BODY is a SELF-HELP BOOK

Helping regular people regain their holistic humanness

Tired of being . . . DEHUMANIZED . . . ALIENATED . . .

People tired of being treated like pieces of meat to be sliced and diced by academic "gender theorists" barely able to tie their shoelaces

LOVE THY BODY is about . . .

Helping regular folks tired of being TORN APART body and soul by secularism

Regular people need honest, real-world answers to hard questions about life & sexuality

So, let's get practical: LOVE THY BODY

For more information on Love Thy Body, please see NancyPearcey.com or visit the Amazonians.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trump: Steve Bannon "Not Only Lost His Job, He Lost His Mind"

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2018, 04:23 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

President Donald Trump issued a rebuke of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, saying Bannon has "lost his mind" after Bannon called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump's top campaign officials and a group of Russians "treasonous."

Here is the full Trump statement:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn't represent my base -- he's only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

Now, "NeverTrump Celebrates," Breitbart reports.

For me, let's get more facts out on the table and see what happened. That's usually difficult to do in the heat of the moment.

But for now, this:

1) Trump overstates in his repudiation of Bannon. As "chief strategist" Bannon clearly helped Trump win the 2016 election -- and so Bannon has something to do with Trump and his presidency. Bannon may be persona non grata at the Trump White House, etc., but that's a different statement.

2) I'm not at all convinced that meeting with Russians during a campaign constitutes treason or is unpatriotic. We need to know more about who was there -- more about all the who, what, where, when, and whys. At a minimum, before drawing conclusions (which should be open to adjustment, based on reliable, factual information), we need to see verifiable reporting on any such meetings -- and a lot of such reporting.

3) Stay cool, stay focused, ask for evidence, outlast the bombast, and continue to fight like Heaven for the restoration of the Declaration and Constitution to the body politic of the United States. This is our calling and challenge as "We, the People" -- and the Swamp in all its muck and mire remains to be drained.

Finally, "Test Everything." This attitude and approach applies to the statements and actions of presidents, White House staffers, political opponents, the Dark Media, the Deep State, people you trust, people you don't trust, NeverTrump, AlwaysTrump, preachers, doctors, celebrities, professors, scientists, etc., etc. Not to mention crossing the street.

In all of human affairs, your chances of arriving safely on the other side are greatly increased if you test everything.



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"LOVE THY BODY" Challenges Secularist Dehumanization, Alienation: Publishes Today, by Nancy Pearcey

By Rick Pearcey • January 2, 2018, 10:25 AM

We are happy to announce that Nancy Pearcey's new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality as of today is officially published.

Here is the book description at Amazon:

Why the Call to Love Thy Body?
To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications.

Consider:

* Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming -- or does it demean the body?

* Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we really are?

* Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women -- or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?

* Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.
 
Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative availableto all -- one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.

 Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."

For more information, please see Nancy's website at NancyPearcey.com.

For media interviews, please write pearcey@thepearceyreport.com.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

By Rick Pearcey • January 1, 2018, 02:46 PM

Best wishes thoughts, prayers, and critical thinking for you and yours.

May 2018 be the best year ever.

Cheers!

Nancy and Rick



Friday, December 29, 2017

Nancy's New Book "LOVE THY BODY" Publishes in 4 DAYS

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2017, 04:57 PM

Here's the description of the book at NancyPearcey.com:

Why the Call to Love Thy Body?

To counter the hostility toward the human body and the biological facts of life that drives many of today's heart-wrenching headline stories. Unfortunately, many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed ethical questions without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications.

Consider:

  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming -- or does it demean the body?

  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating -- or does it denigrate who we really are?

  • Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are biologically human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women -- or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity and worth of all humans?

  • Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But are schizoid sex and bodies without meaning really all there is?

In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes the critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey has been hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.

Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative available to all -- one that offers authentic, reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for unalienable human rights.

Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."

For more information, please see NancyPearcey.com or the Love Thy Body page at Amazon.



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Police Deaths Approach 50-Year Low

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2017, 03:41 PM

"The decline comes after 2016, a year which 'saw more deaths than in the five previous years'," according to A.W.R. Hawkins at Breitbart. "Breitbart News reported that the number of officers 'feloniously killed' in 2016 jumped 61 percent over the number killed in that fashion in 2015," Hawkins reports.

According to Hawkins:

USA Today reports that preliminary numbers for 2017 show 128 deaths in line of duty, which represents nearly a 50-year low. The only year with fewer officer deaths during the last five decades was 2013. There were 116 officer deaths that year . . . .

The 128 overall line of duty deaths for 2017 is down from the 143 line of duty deaths for 2016.

Blue Lives Matter's Randy Sutton believes the overall decline in officer deaths is the result of a greater awareness for officer safety. He indicated that this focus on safety "[includes] a change in how officers approach arrests because of the controversial high-profile shootings over the years." Officers are seemingly more cognizant of potential dangers and approach (or avoid) dangerous situations accordingly.

"On December 26, Breitbart News reported that President Trump personally paid for hundreds of dinners for law enforcement officers and agents who had to work over the Christmas holiday," Hawkins reports

"CNN's Noah Gray indicated members of the Secret Service, the White House Military Office, and the Palm Beach Sheriff Department were among those fed with the meals," Hawkins concludes at Breitbart.


Denzel Washington Born This Day

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2017, 03:21 PM

"On this day in 1954, the Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who will go on to star in such movies as Malcolm X and Training Day, is born in Mount Vernon, New York," states History.com.

"In 2002, for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training Day, Washington became the first black man to win the Best Actor Academy Award since 1964, when Sidney Poitier received the award for Lilies of the Field."

Read more about Denzel Washington.