Trump must question Abbas-PLO commitment to peace with Israel

The planned visit to the Middle East at the end of August by President Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell – presents a wonderful opportunity for them to test the commitment of the PLO and its leader Mahmoud Abbas to concluding a peace treaty with Israel.

Abbas needs to confirm or reject his following remarks reported on 11 January 2014:

By David Singer - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

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

You don’t have to be fascist to oppose immigration

There are plenty of good reasons to oppose immigration into Canada. Presumably a man of the Left, Environmentalist David Suzuki opposes immigration: “Canada is full! Although it’s the second largest country in the world,” he says, “our useful area has been reduced. Our immigration policy is disgusting: We plunder southern countries by depriving them of future leaders, and we want to increase our population to support economic growth. It’s crazy!”

Canada has a burgeoning underclass of multigenerational welfare recipients, many but by no means all of them Indians and Inuit. The Fraser Institute says there’s an intensifying jobs shortage, and that recent immigrants receive tens of billions of dollars more in benefits than they pay in taxes.  The root of this challenge, then, is not just that so many of the marginalized seem to be unemployed and unemployable. It’s that they’re unequipped for participation in the modern economy.

By Colin Alexander - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Since We ‘Good Men’ Have Done Nothing

Lots of good reads begin with an old saying. Here then is one very relevant and applicable old saying:

“20 years experience cannot be supplanted by one year’s experience - 20 times.”

And that is a big part, a huge part, of the problem 21st-century America is struggling through right now. And not too many people seem to be mentioning it. But I must.

By Dave Merrick - 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

Missouri Democratic state senator apologizes for hoping Trump is assassinated

Amid calls for her resignation, a Democratic state senator in Missouri on Sunday said she made a mistake for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated.

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal —  who has said she isn’t resigning over the post —  apologized at a press conference streamed live on the Facebook page of the Clayton Times, a St. Louis County newspaper.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

U.S. tops world in oil and natural gas jobs, but many more await

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s been a summer of good energy news for American consumers: Memorial Day gas prices averaging $2.36 and Independence Day gas prices at 12-year lows.

Americans have been hitting the road in record numbers this summer, reaping the benefits of the U.S. energy revolution.

Just in time for Labor Day, a new report keeps the good news coming — confirming, fittingly, that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry is a blockbuster job creator.
The report from consulting firm PwC reveals that the industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs — up from 9.8 million in 2011.

By Jack N. Gerard - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Quo Vadis the Arab Tsunami (a.k.a. “the Arab Spring”)?

Where is the Arab Middle East heading following the 2010-2017 disintegration of Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Sudan; the toppling of several Arab regimes; the estimated toll of 400,000 fatalities and six million refugees, resulting from intra-Arab conflicts; the proliferation of Islamic Sunni terrorism; the unprecedented power-projection surge by Iran’s Shiite Ayatollahs; the approaching Sunni and Shiite terrorist machetes to the throat of the House of Saud and all other pro-US Arab regimes; and the intensified squashing of human rights in every Arab country, all ruled by minority-regimes?

The raging Arab Tsunami of the last 6.5 years – referred to by the Western establishment as the Arab Spring – has further destabilized the one-bullet, provisional, Arab regimes, characterized by tenuous policies and uncertain bilateral and multilateral intra-Arab agreements.

By Yoram Ettinger - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Europe’s Challenges Open the Market for Israel’s Arms Industry

In the past few years, the European demand for arms has increased due to the significant security challenges that have developed throughout the continent. This trend has also resulted in a marked increase in Israeli defense exports to European countries, which is expected to continue in the years to come, especially to Eastern Europe. This development requires that Israel act cautiously—among other reasons—in order to avoid a direct diplomatic clash with Russia, which is the primary reason for the current European armament.

In 2015, Europe became the second largest destination for Israeli arms exports as the scope of European defense deals with Israel more than doubled—from $724 million in 2014 to $1.6 billion in 2015. This trend continued in 2016, as Israel’s defense exports to European countries reached $1.8 billion, far exceeding its transactions with the countries of North America ($1.265 billion), Latin America ($550 million), and Africa ($275 million) but still less than its defense exports to the countries of Asia ($2.6 billion).

By INSS -- Elai Rettig, Yotam Rosner- 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

POLL: Most Millennials just fine with Confederate monuments

A new poll suggests that those college students who are demanding the removal of Confederate monuments are actually in the minority among their peers.

University campuses have figured prominently in the recent controversies surrounding statues, markers, and other monuments honoring Confederate soldiers and political leaders.—More…

By News on the Net -- Campus Reform- Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Clinton paid aide Huma Abedin nearly $65G from campaign funds since defeat

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65,000 from her campaign funds since her November election defeat, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Records show Abedin, Clinton’s longtime friend and aide who served as the vice chair of the campaign, has been paid $64,415.10 in salary from Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, since mid-November.—More…

By News on the Net -- Fox News- Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

Is It Nuclear War, Viral Epidemic or Azoospermia?

It’s been said that “Those who do not remember history are destined to relive it”. Today, the problem is that none of us seem to remember history, so we’re destined to relive it one way or another. So will our civilization end with a nuclear holocaust? A world-wide viral pandemic? Or, will it be due to azoospermia? Then, whatever happens, we can give our planet back to animals who deserve it more than humans. After all, they only kill to eat!

While I was in premedical training, rats taught me an important biological lesson. Place two rats in a cage and they enjoy the company. A few more keep them happy. But keep adding them, and they, like humans, start to kill one another. Later, during fish research in northern Canada, I learned another biological fact. A lake can only support so many fish. The rest begin to die.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story

White farmers launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe

White farmers whose farms were forcibly taken over by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe say they have “launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice and compensation”.

“Dispossessed Zimbabwean commercial farmers have launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice and compensation for the loss of their farms and livelihoods, and to stop the ongoing farm seizures which are ravaging the economy,” said Ben Freeth, spokesman for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal Rights Watch, Zimbabwe, in a weekend press statement.—More…

By News on the Net -- The Citizen- Monday, August 21, 2017 - Full Story