Dr. Steven J. Allen


Steven J. Allen, Senior Editor, Labor Watch and Green Watch Dr. Allen covers labor union organizing and the environmental movement for Capital Research Center, CRC. He previously served as press secretary to U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton, as editor of Tea Party Review magazine, and as senior researcher for Newt Gingrich 2012. He has a master’s degree in political science from Jacksonville State University, a law degree from Cumberland Law School, and a PhD in Biodefense from the College of Science at George Mason University.

Most Recent Articles by Dr. Steven J. Allen:

Revolt of the Deplorables: Dr. Steven J. Allen addresses Mensa

Aug 23, 2017 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

Capital Research Center’s Chief Investigative Officer, Dr. Steven J. Allen, spoke before the Mensa Convention in northern Virginia on August 19, 2017. His speech, entitled “Revolt of the Deplorables: Inside the Greatest Upset in American Political History,” dives into Donald Trump’s historic electoral upset in the 2016 election. Mensa is the world’s oldest and largest high-IQ nonprofit organization.

Watch Dr. Allen’s speech here:

(Capital Research Center is the parent organization of Bombthrowers.)

 


Language in Politics

Nov 2, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen


Hillary doesn’t lie, according to Hillary: How the fact-checkers blew “open borders”

Oct 13, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

[Continuing our series on deception in politics and public policy.]

It appears that “fact-checkers” have one thing in common: They lie.

The latest evidence comes from documents released by WikiLeaks revealing Hillary Clinton’s private speech for Brazilian bankers, for which she was paid $225,000 by Itau BBA, a unit of Itau Unibanco Holding, Brazil’s largest private-sector bank. Her remarks followed by eight months a speech by Bill Clinton for which the Brazilian bankers paid a reported $400,000.

In her remarks, dated May 16, 2013, Clinton said that she believes in open borders. “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders . . . ,” she said, as quoted in the WikiLeaks document. (She does not deny making the comment.)


E-cigs and Joe Camel: To the Washington elite, we’re all children

Oct 6, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

This post is part of the October Green Watch article. For the full story on recent e-cigarette regulations, click here.

What do Sports Illustrated magazine, vampire movies, NASCAR, The X-Files, piña colada flavoring, and puns based on the expression “Let it go” have in common? Why, they’re all aimed at children, of course—which you would “know” if you were a member of the braindead Washington political elite.

 


The Miss Universe hoax, or ‘No good deed goes un-Clintoned’

Oct 1, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

Capital Research Center
[Continuing our series on deception in politics and public policy.]

“Clinton Shaming Trump for His Alleged ‘Miss Piggy’ Comment Was Maybe Her Best Moment,” proclaimed the online magazine Slate.

After accusing Donald Trump of attacking women—of saying, for example, that “women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men”—Hillary Clinton, in Monday night’s debate, brought up “a woman in a beauty contest.”


Birthered in the U.S.A

Sep 20, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

September 20, 2016 / Dr. Steven J. Allen

[Continuing our series on deception in politics and public policy.]

The so-called “birther” story—the claim that President Obama was born outside the U.S. and is not a “natural born Citizen,” thus ineligible to be president—was back in the news last week. Was it spread, as Donald Trump alleged, by the Clinton organization?

Among those allegedly spreading the birther story during the 2008 campaign: Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s top political advisor. According to James Asher, former Washington bureau chief of the McClatchy Company, one of the nation’s top news organizations, Blumenthal suggested to him that Obama was born in Kenya, and sought to persuade Asher to pursue the story—which Asher did, leading to a determination that the birther story was false.


The Washington Post, in a news story Friday, characterized as false Donald Trump’s charge that “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy,” with the Post calling Trump’s claim “an assertion that has been repeatedly disproved by fact-checkers who have found no evidence that Clinton or her campaign questioned Obama’s birth certificate or his citizenship.” The rest of the media followed suit. The idea that the Clinton campaign was involved in the birther effort was a “false conspiracy,” reported the Associated Press. It was “a claim that does not stand up to scrutiny,” said Reuters.


E-cigs and Joe Camel: To the Washington elite, we’re all children

Sep 15, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

What do Sports Illustrated magazine, vampire movies, NASCAR, The X-Files, piña colada flavoring, and puns based on the expression “Let it go” have in common? Why, they’re all aimed at children, of course—which you would “know” if you were a member of the braindead Washington political elite.

In its attack on e-cigarettes, the CDC has claimed that “the same advertising tactics the tobacco industry used years ago to get kids addicted to nicotine are now being used to entice a new generation of young people to use e-cigarettes.”

That was the point of a hearing held two years ago by the Senate Commerce Committee, then chaired by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.). Rockefeller dragged before his committee Jason Healy, president of blu Cigs, and Craig Weiss, president of NJOY, and committee members grilled them for more than two hours.


The E-Cigarette Ban: A Win for Liars and Big Tobacco

Sep 15, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

This article is part of the Green Watch series.

Summary: Bureaucrats and politicians often cite “science” as justification for their efforts to exercise control over Americans’ lives. It’s a fake, politicized “science,” of course. When science suggests that government policy is ineffective or counterproductive, Washington elites ignore the science they claim to venerate. Case in point: the regulation of e-cigarettes, benefitting the big tobacco companies that the Left claims to hate. This reminds us of the “Joe Camel” controversy, which was fabricated and promoted so that the Left could get its hands on a fortune in tobacco money.

The Food and Drug Administration has joined with Big Tobacco in an effort to crush the small businesses that make up most of the e-cigarette industry. In doing so, the FDA is putting at risk the lives of millions of Americans.

 

 


The continuing and non-existent collapse of Donald Trump

Aug 23, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

[Continuing our series on deception and misdirection in politics and public policy.]

Donald Trump’s continuing decline in the polls is a clear indicator that the GOP is facing disaster—that Trump will lose cataclysmically in November, perhaps becoming the first candidate to win a negative number of electoral votes, and that every other Republican on the ballot, from governors to U.S. Senators to Zika mosquito squashers, will perish in a landslide comparable to the Ruatoria debris avalanche off North Island, New Zealand, circa 170,000 B.C.

I know this because the news media tell me so. Trump’s poll numbers, I’m told, have been plummeting, collapsing, and falling in free fall, even as they have been both shrinking and sinking.


Unindicted, Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

Jul 29, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—The Democratic Party comes out of this convention deeply divided, with a nominee who, 56 percent of Americans believe, should have been indicted.

Tonight, Clinton was heckled repeatedly. Her supporters responded to the hecklers, outchanting them with “Hill-a-ree.” At times, some of us in the press area in the convention hall had difficulty hearing Clinton. Other major speakers were heckled this week, including Elizabeth Warren with chants of “We trusted you,” Leon Panetta and General John Allen with chants of “No more war,” and Bernie Sanders (at a pep rally outside the convention hall) with boos and jeers when he called on supporters to back the winning ticket.

This week, some of the protesters in Philadelphia took up the chant heard at last week’s Republican convention: “Lock her up!”


Trump, traitor (and the truth comes limping after)

Jul 28, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect . . .  – Jonathan Swift

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — How has Hillary Clinton survived in politics, and risen to her current position of trust, despite the fact that most people have an accurate impression of her character? Because the Clintons have an army of sycophants, ready to lie for their cause at a moment’s notice, and to smear anyone who dares criticize or otherwise challenge them.

Today, they started calling Donald Trump unpatriotic, disloyal to his country, practically a traitor.


Honors at Dem convention for attempted cop killer, attempted gay basher

Jul 27, 2016 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

Capital Research Center
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Last night, the Democratic National Convention paid tribute to a would-be cop killer and a would-be gay basher.

Lezley (Leslie) McSpadden, mother of would-be cop killer Michael Brown, appeared on the stage of the convention, along with other women whose children were shot to death, died during encounters with law enforcement, or both.

She was honored as a surrogate for Brown and as someone who, because of her son’s death, became a leader in the “Mothers of the Movement” group. That group promotes the false narrative that there is an epidemic of police officers shooting and killing African-Americans based on racism. This effort is informally a part of the “Black Lives Matter” anti-police campaign, which has inspired at least three sets of assassinations in New York City, Dallas, and Baton Rouge, killing a total of 10 officers. (Yesterday in Philadelphia, BLM protesters, preparing for an event, were directed via loudspeaker, “black people to the front, white people to the back.”)


Harvard students: How stupid are they? (And the case of the Louisiana literacy test)

Nov 25, 2014 — Dr. Steven J. Allen

One of the great deceptions in American politics is that students at Ivy League schools such as Harvard know more about the great issues of the day than, say, students at a typical state university. In fact, a study conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute suggests that students at “elite” schools such as Harvard and Yale are less knowledgeable about economics, politics, and American history than students at other schools—and, incredibly, that seniors at Harvard and Yale and some other prestigious colleges and universities know less than freshmen at the same schools.