23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack

LONDON—CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack.

In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide bomb attack, which left 22 people dead, including children, at one of the entrances to the Manchester Arena.—More…

By News on the Net -- CBS News- Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

Today’s Stunted Oil Prices Could Cause Oil Price Shock In 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil’s immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated market will reach an equilibrium with higher commodity prices by 2018 and U.S. shale production will continue to grow along with global demand.

Robert Johnston, the CEO of one of the world’s biggest political risk consultancies, is unconvinced. In a speech made at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ 2017 International Petroleum Summit, Johnston laid out his concerns for the future of oil.

By Oilprice.com -- Haley Zaremba- Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing: 22 Die at Ariana Grande Concert

MANCHESTER, England — Children were among 22 people killed in a suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena, police said early Tuesday.

The bomber also died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the venue’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday, according to authorities.—More…

By News on the Net -- NBC News- Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

Globalism: Persuading the Individual to Stop Being an Individual

If society understood the reality of collectivism instead of the promise of collectivism then their support for collectivism would vanish. The elite globalist leaders selling collectivism know this to be true and so they have had to rebrand collectivism as Globalism. Songs are written about globalism - John Lennon’s classic song “Imagine” is the globalist anthem. The successful marketing of collectivism requires the names to change from already rejected Communism and faltering Socialism (think Venezuela) to the promise of a New World Order renamed GLOBALISM that disingenuously pledges social justice and income equality.

Globalism is the new word for the old lie about collectivism - that surrendering individual rights and national sovereignty will deliver social justice and income equality.

By Linda Goudsmit - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

New Orleans Mayor Wins the Great Statues War of 2017 – Loses the Battle against Violent Crime

With a long heritage of Spanish, French and other influences New Orleans has a unique place in the history of the nation. With streets named Tchoupitoulas, Melpomene and Terpsichore, foods like the Po-Boy, muffulettas and café – ole and beignet’s, who would doubt that you are in an unusual city when you set foot in the famed - “Crescent City”

On May 19, 2017 Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu was giving speeches which declared that statues of Gen. Beauregard and Gen Robert E. Lee were nothing but a “nuisance” and by removing them New Orleans would then come into the great twenty first century cities which are now more diverse and friendly to all. As he spoke, in another part of the city a crowd of 400 people stood by and watched the 8,000 pound statue of Lee, which stood in in the city’s “Lee Circle” for 133 years, being hoisted up hauled away like so much junkyard refuse.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

PC brats and parents walk out on VP Pence at Notre Dame

A few dozen virtue-signaling graduates and their family members made some kind of political statement by walking out on Vice President Mike Pence as he started delivering a commencement address on his home turf at Indiana’s Notre Dame University on Sunday.

The event provides yet another reason why America’s thought-stifling universities should be defunded and the ground sown with salt.

Spokes-whiner and valedictorian Caleb Joshua Pine took a cheap shot at President Trump as he exhorted his fellow graduates to “stand against scapegoating of Muslims.” Tedious stuff.

In his speech, the former Indiana governor took aim at the Left and the rampant, un-American totalitarianism of the nation’s institutions of higher education.

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

Trump Presidency Takedown Effort is Underway

Following President Donald Trump’s generally well-received speech in Saudi Arabia to an audience that included the heads of 55 Muslim-majority countries, the concern on the part of many in the media was whether or not this would relieve some of the pressure he is under back home. Bob Schieffer of CBS News acknowledged on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Trump sounded “presidential” during his speech. But even that was challenged by substitute host John Berman, who questioned whether Schieffer might somehow be “normalizing” President Trump.

Schieffer responded that that wasn’t his intention, but that he was just doing what a reporter does: “I’m not trying to normalize him in any way. I’m trying to do what reporters do…report and try to emphasize what I think was important here.”

By Roger Aronoff - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: Trump’s anti-terrorism speech that floored his audience in the Muslim world

The key bit starts around 9:00, and what makes it so extraordinary is not so much that Trump condemns terrorism - even Obama was willing to do that at least rhetorically - but because he put so much emphasis on who the victims are, and refused to countenance the usual excuses offered to explain away the motivations of individual terrorists.

And Trump laid it out in a surprisingly eloquent manner: The potential of the Middle East itself is held back by terrorism. No way should a region that rich be a place from which refugees flee, and yet it happens with regularity. It’s not because the region doesn’t have enough wealth. It has plenty. But the ever-present threat of extremist violence always makes the region to unstable to be a suitable home for far too many people.

Do stay until the end to hear how thoroughly he calls out Iran for its support and tolerance of terrorism. That alone was worth it.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Full Story

WHY THE ‘TWO-STATE SOLUTION’ HASN’T WORKED, AND CAN’T

Much has been written about the “two state solution” (TSS) or “two states for two peoples” (TSTP) as the path to resolving the conflict between Israel and Arab and Muslim countries and Palestinians, but at the same time there appears to be little understanding of why it consistently fails. It fails because it is focused on territory, Palestinian statehood, rather than ideology – Palestinian nationalism and Palestinianism, the belief that Jews have no right to a state and that Jewish nationalism, Zionism, is anathema and that Jewish history is a fraud.

The idea of separating Israeli Jews and Arab Palestinians into two separate states is logical, but practically it involves other issues which remain obstacles. Supporting Palestinian statehood, therefore, without including a resolution of or reference to other problems prevents a rational, comprehensive approach to finding a realistic solution.

How Shallow is THE Deep State?

The concept of “deep state” is nothing new. While the origins of the term are often attributed to Turkish “derin devlet” (1990), cryptocracy was already known to ancient Romans and Athenians.

Cicero came up with very contemporary-sounding questions: “To what length will you abuse our patience (Catiline)? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? “, in 63B.C when a Roman senator used “status in statu” in his bid for power. The causes of conspiracy also ring a bell: Lucius Catiline´s frustration over lost elections for Consul, his self-aggrandizement and sense of entitlement… Authors of “Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia”, Sara E.Phang, Iain Spence, Ph.D. Douglas Kelly, Ph.D. Peter Londey observe that Catiline sought vengeance against his personal rivals and that “He and his followers hoped to enrich themselves from seizing the Roman government”…

By Joanna Rosamond - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

Why Expecting Subway Passengers to Pay Is Racist

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passengers discovered what happens when government ignores the “Broken Windows” theory of policing in favor of the left’s “Let It All Hang Out” philosophy.

“Broken Windows,” introduced by James Wilson and George Kelling, held that a community starts to deteriorate when political leadership de–emphasizes enforcement of “quality of life” ordinances.

Wilson and Kelling used the example of a building with a couple of broken windows. If the windows aren’t repaired, vandals will continue to break windows until there is no glass at all. Failure to repair the first few signals that there won’t be any consequences for breaking more in the future.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

Texas House Gets Tough on Abortion

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Texas House voted 96-47 on Friday regarding legislation that bans the most common second-trimester abortion procedure and regulates how health care providers dispose of unborn baby body remains.

An addition to Senate Bill 8, this amendment prohibits physicians from dilation and evacuation abortions, a procedure using forceps or similar instruments on a live unborn baby to remove it from the womb in pieces. It also stipulates that doctors performing the procedure in Texas would face felony charges.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

White House Budget Cuts Entitlements $1.7 Trillion, Slashes EPA 30%

The White House will release its “taxpayer-first budget” on Tuesday, which includes $1.7 trillion in cuts for entitlement spending and a 30 percent reduction in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget.

The Trump budget proposal will balance over the next ten years by cutting both mandatory and discretionary funding for agencies such as the EPA and State Department. The budget proposal assumes that the economy will grow at three percent compared to the 1.6 percent growth that America experienced in 2016. White House staffers explained that the proposal is a “post-policy” budget, meaning that the budget assumes that Trump signed the health care overhaul known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and tax reform into law.—More..

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

RNC fundraising surges while DNC has worst April since 2009

In April the Republican National Committee raised more than double what the Democratic National Committee brought in during the same period, making last month the DNC’s worst April since 2009, the Washington Examiner reports.

So much for the “resistance” movement against President Trump.

New Federal Election Commission (FEC) data show the DNC raised $4.7 million in April. “While this is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC hauled $8.5 million last year, and nearly $5 million in 2015. Between 2010 and 2014, the Democrats received anywhere from $6.3 million to $14.4 million per year.”

By Matthew Vadum - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

CNN interviews panel of 3rd graders about Trump presidency. ...Yes really

There’s a question that Democrats love to ask whenever they don’t control the White House.  Kids are, as we’ve been told a thousand times, our most precious national resource. It takes a village to raise them. So, whenever they’re faced with the horrors of a Republican President, Dems want to know: What are the children thinking?

Oh, woe. Woe to the children!  They’re being forced to live through the Trump presidency! The guy has only been in office a few months, and already the scars are piling up. One wonders how they can even sleep at night, knowing that the monsters have moved out from under their beds and into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  One day, we will no doubt be faced with a generation of barely-coherent alcoholics who waste away on the corner bar stool muttering “...damnmit. ...It was those damn Trump/Pence years. They did this to me.”

By Robert Laurie - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

Jeff Sessions releases final guidance defining ‘sanctuary’ cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday released final guidance that calls on the Justice Department to withhold grants from certain “sanctuary” city jurisdictions, in a bid to crack down on cities and jurisdictions that refuse to follow federal requests to detain illegal immigrants.

In a memo released Monday afternoon, Sessions said he and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly have decided that a sanctuary jurisdiction will refer “only to jurisdictions that ‘willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.’”—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story

Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump

The Washington Post, a mouthpiece for Obama holdovers in the CIA and other agencies, reports that “sources” say a current White House official is under investigation as “a significant person of interest” in Russia-gate, but that the sources “would not further identify the official.”

This is a case of anonymous officials talking about an anonymous official.

Interestingly, the term “person of interest” was used by the FBI against scientist Steven Hatfill in the post-9/11anthrax letters case. He was totally innocent and the Department of Justice paid him $5.8 million in damages.

By Cliff Kincaid - Monday, May 22, 2017 - Full Story