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Mat Staver Responds to “Hate Labels”

ORLANDO, FL—Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty, responds to the recent “hate label” from the Southern Poverty Law Center and calls for prayer and healing in a country divided.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Way Past Time to Let Congress Enjoy Obamacare

Every presidential administration reaches a pivot point. Many observers thought Trump’s came when Anthony Scaramucci walked in the White House door. Others thought it came 10 days later when Scaramucci walked out the door.

For me the Scaramucci Saga was just part of the excitement when the circus comes to town.

The pivot point I’m looking for is when President Trump finally learns he has only enemies and bystanders among the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Entire nation now residing in weird alternate universe where president uttered horrible, racist stat

Let’s start by stating two facts:

  1. President Trump has said nothing in support of white supremacists, and has specifically condemned them in the harshest terms several times over the past week.
  2. An awful lot of people think the opposite is true. They think Trump has excused white supremacists and can’t bring himself to condemn them.

Now, why do people think this when the opposite is true? They think this because the media keeps telling them this. Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it’s true. Who said that? Hitler, right? Yep. Trump is supposed to be a Nazi sympathizer, but the people learning from and practicing Hitler’s techniques reside in the newsrooms at CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Steve Bannon Leaves the White House

Front Page Mag

After helping to elect Donald Trump and pilot his White House through the turbulence of its first seven months, Stephen K. Bannon has left the administration and returned to Breitbart News, the conservative online news giant he captained before joining Trump a year ago.

What distinguishes Steve Bannon from other GOP operatives and conservative politicians are two things: vision and guts. The left in this country, the progressive and Democratic Party left is now organized around the anti-American creed of “identity politics.” This is the idea that “people of color” in America are oppressed by white supremacists – by people who are not “of color” and only a general purge of white racists and suppression of their free speech will rectify the injustice. This is the new racism, which serves as the principal weapon in Democrat attacks not only on the Trump White House but on all Republicans and patriots who oppose them.

By Matthew Vadum -- David Horowitz- Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Historically black newspaper from Ben Carson’s hometown: He’s just a ‘House Negro’

Liberals show you who they really are when they think the environment will permit it. The Michigan Chronicle is a historically black Detroit-based newspaper that has not always been down-the-line pro-Democrat. But I guess there are certain things you have to believe if you’re going to qualify as authentically black these days, and one the most accomplished black men ever to grow up in the city of Detroit appears to no longer qualify:

Being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and being a House Negro are two different things. It now appears HUD Secretary Ben Carson is imminently qualified to be a House Negro, but remains as unqualified as ever to lead HUD.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Stop Smearing Sebastian Gorka

White House counterterrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka has been the subject of severe criticism in recent months. With the departure of Steve Bannon from the administration, many are calling for Gorka to be fired next. A recent piece in Rolling Stone questioned the validity of his Ph.D. and labeled him something of a neophyte and an extremist. The Forward tied Gorka to a right-wing Hungarian secret society called Vitezi Rend.

These stories make for great political attacks, but are they valid? And, perhaps more importantly, setting aside all of the charges against him, are Gorka’s views on terrorism and how our nation should combat it prudent?

By Gregg Roman - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

The Technology of Yesteryear

The world around us is changing vertiginously. It’s not that I am getting older and my perspective has slowed down; technology and the way we live are being fundamentally transformed under our own eyes, but we are too busy to notice.

We seldom ponder how far and how fast technology has forever altered our lives and who we are as people because of it. We have become the automatons we’ve been warned about decades ago when we thought it was just science fiction designed to entertain us. But here we are.

In my six decades on earth, my life went from riding a rickety, smoke-spewing Diesel bus with holes in the floorboard, a bus that took one hour to transport us six miles to grandma’s house, a wagon full of grain or hay pulled by oxen which took me and grandpa to the corn and wheat grinding mill, a pink Pegasus bicycle with a white banana-shaped seat and a basket, and a soot-smelling train that stopped in every little village and took all day to go 100 miles, to fast-speed trains, supersonic airplanes, fast boats, trucks, SUVs, eighteen-wheelers, and fast cars.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

From eclipse to the apocalyptic

The following may be a shock to urban centrists who think everything revolves around large population centers.

For some reason beyond my ken, I seem to end up in the epicenter of cultural change and, in some instances, chaos.

This is my third cycle in Northeast Oregon where landowners fight a pitched battle with environmentalists and their allies, state and federal government entities hiding behind protected wildlife to steal property rights and real estate.

By A. Dru Kristenev - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

My fellow blacks, please: Stop wasting time on statues and solve today’s problems

Atlanta’s Bishop Jerome Dukes was quoted widely in the media last week explaining why he thinks we should be spending time protesting statues of people from the Confederacy, and ultimately having them taken down.

He explains that some of our nation’s founders may have seemed like visionaries and trailblazers to some, but to African-Americans all that matters is that they owned hundreds of slaves.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

Looking for a new Career?

With the current “War on Monuments” just getting underway, new and lucrative jobs will be coming up soon, for example, for good stone masons and foundry workers.

After all, what is going to replace all the well-crafted monuments in the public squares of nearly every town in the country that may soon get torn down? Surely, these century-old town squares can’t be left empty, devoid of any visible memorials to the new age of revisionist thinking!

How about novel monuments extolling the virtues and inventors of modern windmills, solar panels, electric cars, computer chips, cell-phones, “alternative energy,” and so on?

Clearly, the modern version of the “Bildersturm” also needs novel icons of its own.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

TRUMP’S ENEMIES ARE A CONFEDERACY OF COWARDS

A funny thing happened on the way to the Trump impeachment, the Russia story has vanished. Despite months of hyperventilating about the President being involved in nefarious “Russian collusion,” no evidence was actually produced. Despite a biased media, a biased special counsel and a legal team selected from the donor roll of the Democratic Party, Donald Trump is still President and still claiming that the whole campaign is a “witch hunt.”

With the Russian story going nowhere, the anti-Trump media, along with their deep state and political establishment colleagues, have found a new “cause celebre,” the President’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia riots of last Saturday.

By Jeff Crouere - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

The Individual vs. Globalism

“Global solution” means the individual is cut out of the equation, he doesn’t count, he doesn’t mean anything in the larger scheme of things, he’s just another pawn and cipher to move around on the board.

This is purposeful.

This is the script for the future: create problems whose only solution appears to be collective.

By Jon Rappoport - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

Answering Trump’s question: “Where does it stop?”

In a recent press conference held in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, President Trump asked the gathered reporters, rhetorically, “Where does it stop?”

“It” is the attack on monuments.


The only sure answer to Trump’s question is that it stops when protest reaches the point of diminishing - on the cusp of negative—returns to the protesters.

How far might things go before reaching that point?

By Lee Cary - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Full Story

On NeverTrumper Ron Radosh

A fascinating piece by Daniel Greenfield on former Communist Ron Radosh.

The headline and sub-head are: NEVER TRUMP DRIVES A FORMER COMMUNIST BACK TO HIS ROOTS: What happens when you lose every principle except hating Trump.

Here’s how the piece begins:

By Matthew Vadum - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Full Story

Steve Bannon out at White House, back at Breitbart News

Friday is President Trump’s favorite day to fire/constructively dismiss people. Today the official leaving is my friend Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who was instrumental in Trump’s come-from-behind victory last November.

Whether this is good or bad for the Trump administration depends on where you sit. President Trump is fairly isolated. He has virtually no friends around him in the White House. Bannon’s departure means there will be very little ideological pressure on Trump, which could jeopardize the president’s anti-establishment agenda. The Left and the squish faction in the Republican Party now have the upper hand. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, who has been purging plenty of good people, may now run wild.

By Matthew Vadum - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Full Story

Well, As Long as We’re Demolishing “Racist” Statues…

As long as the Left is determined to tear down historic symbols of racism, I say we help them out and point them toward some statues and portraits of real racist scumbags.  The country has any number of former Democrat racist “worthies” that will fit the bill quite nicely.

A hat tip here to the actor James Woods for suggesting that we tear down a statue of the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.  Seems to me that Byrd, who was once an “Exalted Cyclops” in the Ku Klux Klan (a position that the reviled Robert E. Lee never dreamed of holding) is a prime candidate for black racists to scrub from history.  Byrd, the so-called “Conscience of the Senate” once filibustered for 14 hours against civil rights for blacks.  Why aren’t blacks demanding that statues honoring him be removed?

By Jim ONeill - Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Full Story

The Charlottesville Rally

August 11th and 12th, Charlottesville, Virginia—The “Unite the Right” rally, a/k/a the “Charlottesville rally”.  Just another rally, maybe?  Presumably, the First Amendment of the Constitution explicitly provides for the ‘right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances’.  Oh, but wait, one very crucial point in all this verbiage, is the key word “peaceably” - inclined or disposed to avoid strife or dissension; not argumentative or hostile.  So…what does the First Amendment provide for?  Does it provide for the right of angry mobs to remove monuments and memorials from public spaces?  Or…does it provide for individuals to use violence, attack, and even kill each other just to prove their vantage point?

By Obie Usategui - Friday, August 18, 2017 - Full Story

Oh for crying out loud: USA Today redefines ‘racist’ so it applies to pretty much everyone

Racism is a serious thing. Racism is a horrible thing. Racism deserves to be treated as a serious, horrible thing. Those who are truly racist need to be called out as such, held accountable for their awful attitudes and never allowed to turn their attitudes into action that can hurt anyone.

But we’re in danger of losing our seriousness on the subject of racism, and it’s precisely because the media and the left are more interested in using the issue as a wedge, even to the point where they’re goading supposed Republicans into signing on with this foolishness.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, August 18, 2017 - Full Story

Pelosi calls on Paul Ryan to remove all Confederate statues from Capitol - but they weren’t a proble

At one time, Nancy Pelosi was a very powerful Speaker of the House.  Her tenure ended as her party decided to embrace its worst instincts - a move that eventually reduced it to a small, marginalized, bi-coastal collection of far-left crackpots.  They have little or no traction in most of the country, and they’re at their lowest level of overall power since before the Great Depression.

Since they have nothing new to offer, they’re flailing around - desperately trying to latch on to anything that will damage their GOP opponents and put their battered party back on equal (or even firm) footing.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, August 18, 2017 - Full Story

Media Matters lies, Part MCCLXIII

When it comes to lying, the folks at Media Matters for America just can’t help themselves. Indeed, when simply conceding the truth will do them, at worst, minimal harm, they lie.

Media Matters President Angelo Carusone is the latest to display this compulsion.

Calling out Media Matters’ campaign against Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the American Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord referred to the organization as a “George Soros funded group.”

That prompted this response from Carusone:

By BombThrowers -- David Hogberg- Friday, August 18, 2017 - Full Story