Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

The Big Bot Conspiracy

The Big Bot Conspiracy
Bots. Is there anything they can’t do?

The Internet Research Agency indictment accuses a troll bot farm of trying to influence the election in what the media claims is the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. 9/11 need not apply.

Bots are everywhere.

By Daniel Greenfield - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Dramatic rescue: Police catch falling child from third floor

Dramatic rescue caught on tape: Three Egyptian police officers were in the right place at the right time to catch a child falling from three floors up.



By Fox News - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Korean War veteran saves woman from knife-wielding thugs

An 88-year-old British military veteran tapped into his decades-old training to reportedly save a young woman from five knife-wielding thugs.

John Nixon, who fought in the Korean War, said he stepped in when he noticed five youths grab a woman’s handbag and clothes while walking down Raglan Street, in Kenthish Town, last month.—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Ex-Playboy model’s notes on alleged Trump affair written a decade later

EXCLUSIVE: The centerpiece of a New Yorker story on Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, is scribbled notes kept by the former Playboy playmate.

These notes, obtained by journalist Ronan Farrow, are presented as her personal reflections on the relationship –“later memorialized in an eight-page, handwritten document provided to the New Yorker.”—More…

By Fox News - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Women’s March leader works behind scenes on ‘student-led’ Parkland gun-control pro

The students billed as leading the gun control charge “from their parents’ living rooms” after last week’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are receiving help from seasoned left-wing activists.

Deena Katz, co-executive director of the Women’s March LA Foundation, submitted the application for a National Park Service permit for the March for Our Lives, the March 24 rally on the National Mall described as a student-led protest.—More…

By Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’

Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’
By now everyone in the English-speaking world knows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending a week in India. As has been the case lately, Trudeau is being mocked around the world. Accompanying him on his tax-payer funded junket are his wife, this three children, six cabinet ministers and a slew of others.

Despite statements to the contrary, Trudeau is being snubbed by the government of India. When he and his entourage landed in Delhi, they were greeted by a junior minister of agriculture. The minister was all dressed up for the occasion, wearing what appears to be blue jeans and a windbreaker.

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

The One Message That Stays Viral in a Dog-Eat-Dog Digital World

The One Message That Stays Viral in a Dog-Eat-Dog Digital World
More than 2000 years ago, Angels of the Lord brought a message to mankind that went viral forever.

It was the one glorious, everlasting message that needed no Internet, or trending social media to go viral; a message gone viral that no one (Praise the Lord!) could ever take back.

Millennia later the all encompassing technology of the day seeks to suppress, not just the Conservative voice,  but God’s very Image and Words.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Nancy Pelosi’s border wall alternative includes ‘mowing the grass’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested this week that “mowing the grass” near the U.S.-Mexico border so that illegal immigrants can’t be smuggled through thick vegetation would be a more effective measure to secure the country than President Trump’s proposed border wall.

“I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress,” Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with The Arizona Republic. “But I do know that representatives in the House and senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objection to a wall, because they know how detrimental it can be to the community trade, to all the other aspects of a border.”—More…

By Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Watch Vice President Mike Pence’s CPAC 2018 speech here

Watch Vice President Mike Pence's CPAC 2018 speech here

Mike Pence just delivered his address to CPAC 2018 and, by all accounts, he knocked it out of the park.

The speech is one part outline of the administration’s successful first year, one part attack on the media, one part desire to unite populists and party-loyalists, and about ten parts warm-up for President Trump’s speech tomorrow.

All in all, it’s a solid, entertaining, twenty minutes.

You can watch it below.



By Robert Laurie - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Trump wants to raise the age at which you can buy a gun? Great. ...But raise the voting age with it.

Trump wants to raise the age at which you can buy a gun? Great. ...But raise the voting age with it.
This morning, President Trump took to Twitter and posted the following:

I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018
By Robert Laurie - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Shooting survivor accuses CNN of forcing scripted questions. CNN issues strong denial, but…

Shooting survivor accuses CNN of forcing scripted questions. CNN issues strong denial, but…
By now, you’ve probably seen the accusation. Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab, a member of the JROTC program who shielded other students during the attack, claims CNN provided him with a scripted question to ask at last night’s gun control show trial.

If you haven’t seen it, here it is:



By Robert Laurie - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

600-page White House report: Why yes, Obama’s policies did cause all that puny economic growth

600-page White House report: Why yes, Obama's policies did cause all that puny economic growth
I’m not sure we needed a 600-page report to tell us that. We’ve dealt with it often here, simply because we’re paying attention. But if you want the data and the policy correlations to back it up, the White House economic team has done the work for you.

The Wall Street Journal’s news pages seem to think it’s untoward that Trump’s team is blaming Obama:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Budget Will Show If Federal Government Can Buck Historical Trends and Cut Spending Growth

Budget Will Show If Federal Government Can Buck Historical Trends and Cut Spending Growth
OTTAWA, ON—Tuesday’s federal budget will reveal whether the federal government’s plans to dramatically reduce the rate of spending growth over the last two years of its mandate are as unrealistic as they seem. If not, the result could be a worsening fiscal picture with high deficits and debt, writes Munk Senior Fellow Sean Speer.

The government was elected on a commitment to run annual budgetary deficits of $10 billion for three years before reaching a balanced budget in 2019. Five months later the 2016 Budget showed Ottawa’s deficit would be larger and longer. MLI’s latest report, A Tale of Two Governments: How Historical Trends Cast Doubt on Federal Promises of Fiscal Restraint, analyses the government’s medium-term fiscal projections and the potential challenges to achieving its fiscal targets as we approach next week’s federal budget.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Is anyone willing to consider that public schools are inherently unsafe places?

Is anyone willing to consider that public schools are inherently unsafe places?
One of the tropes you often hear in the aftermath of a school shooting is that the incident is particularly egregious because a school should be an especially safe place. Most would nod their heads at the sentiment. Yes, we should all feel confident that when we send our children to school, they’re in about as safe a place as they could ever be.

But when you think about what it’s like in a school, there is every reason to realize that makes no sense whatsoever. Schools are tinder boxes for violent explosions and disastrous tragedies, especially high schools.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

CNN, HLN Enjoy Teen Activists Smearing ‘Blood Money’ NRA as ‘Child Murderers’

The liberal media’s current infatuation with teenage activists ripping into the National Rifle Association extends to letting them smear gun-rights activists with no correction. This presents a serious issue for tonight’s CNN “Students Demand Action” town hall meeting. Are the teenagers going to be able to say anything without a check on their facts or their civility?

There is nothing wrong with teenaged activists speaking out. But if we’re teaching these students how to engage in politics, then we should teach them they will be held accountable for their words, and they should expect to be criticized from an opposing point of view. Instead, the networks are putting these kids in a bubble where they can accuse their opponents of murder. That’s not a debate, and it’s certainly not civil. —More…

By News on the Net -- NewsBusters- Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle
While a war of words, political will, and even wine continues to rage between the governments of British Columbia and Alberta over Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline, Canadians from coast to coast are split evenly when it comes to picking sides.

By Angus Reid Institute - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Nolte: 13 Things the Media Don’t Want You to Know About Mueller’s 13 Indictments

Last week, the leak machine that is special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens, and our disgraced media disgraced themselves even further by comparing these alleged crimes to Pearl Harbor. The truth, of course, is the exact opposite. Basically, these indictments reveal to us all kinds of inconvenient truths the corrupt media are hiding from the public, and below are 13 of them.

Before we get started, I must credit Byron York for doing most of the work in breaking down the Mueller indictment. You will definitely want to read his full piece here.— More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

FBI’s stonewalling on Nunes memo underscores bureau’s commitment to protecting image

At the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, a guidance drummed into the heads of new agents is, “Don’t do anything to embarrass the bureau.”

Former agents say it is an appropriate lesson to maintain the G-men’s straight-arrow standards. It also is an indication of how the FBI hierarchy is committed to guarding its reputation as the world’s greatest law enforcement body.—More…

By Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

Woman who had affair with GOP Rep. Tim Murphy is running for Congress

PITTSBURGH — Shannon Edwards, whose affair with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., ended his congressional career, announced Wednesday in Pittsburgh she’s running for Congress.

Murphy, a staunch pro-life Republican, resigned in the face of a scandal last October when it was revealed the married lawmaker had an affair with Edwards and then urged her to have an abortion during a pregnancy scare.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story