James Simpson


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James Simpson is an economist, businessman and investigative journalist. His articles have been published at American Thinker, Accuracy in Media, Breitbart, PJ Media, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily and others. His regular column is DC Independent Examiner. Follow Jim on Twitter & Facebook

Most Recent Articles by James Simpson:

Is political correctness killing U.S. institutions?

Mar 1, 2017 — James Simpson

BombThrowers:  The concept of “political correctness,” or PC, goes back more than a half century. Over time PC has changed America for the worse. It was invented not to expand discussions but to prevent them through peer pressure and intimidation.

The origins and continuing implications of PC were part of a high-profile panel discussion at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., over this past weekend.

This fascinating panel met on the main stage at CPAC and featured moderator Jan Riordan of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, along with a panel consisting of Fox News contributor and Conservative Review columnist Tom Borelli, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), College Republican National Committee chairman Alex Smith, and Capital Research Center president Scott Walter. It was a wide-ranging discussion, delving into the history of political correctness, its impact in culture and business, the dumbing down of education, and what the future may hold.


Bannon: Keeping fighting because it will get worse before it gets better

Mar 1, 2017 — James Simpson

BombThrowers:  Just because Donald Trump is in the White House armed with a Republican-controlled Congress doesn’t mean the Left will wave the white flag and let him implement his agenda, two senior administration officials told the recent Conservative Political Action Conference.

Chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus joined CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp on the CPAC main stage Thursday to discuss President Trump’s agenda for America. Bannon predicted that as conditions steadily improve under Trump’s leadership, as they already have begun to do, the Left will not go quietly into this good night. (A transcript of the conversation is available here.)


Trevor Loudon at CPAC 2017

Feb 24, 2017 — James Simpson

BombThrowers: CPAC was treated to a rare event on Thursday. Intrepid researcher and investigative journalist Trevor Loudon offered his insightful perspective on the current state of political affairs in a panel discussion titled “When Did WW III Begin?” Trevor was joined on stage by Daily Caller columnist Ginni Thomas, Milwaukee County, Wisc., Sheriff David Clarke, former CIA operative Clare Lopez, and Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the FTC.


Unsung cultural icon dies

Feb 21, 2017 — James Simpson

BombThrowers: Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Roe” of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, died Saturday at 69.

Many people have never heard her real name. Many also don’t know that she never actually had an abortion, or that she regretted her role in launching the abortion infanticide that has killed over 58 million babies since 1973, or that she spent the last 22 years of her life advocating her pro-life position.

In 1969, the 22-year-old McCorvey was living in Texas, unemployed and pregnant for the third time. Texas law forbade abortion except when the mother’s life was in danger. At the urging of two young, activist lawyers, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, who wanted to challenge the Texas law, McCorvey used the “Jane Doe” pseudonym when she sued Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade (D).


VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: racist provocation with radical roots

Feb 19, 2017 — James Simpson

And from our parent, Capital Research Center: This article is part of the Organization Trends series.

At the time of this writing, prosecutors had just dropped charges against the last three of six police officers accused in the death of Baltimore drug dealer Freddie Gray. The decision closes an ugly chapter in that sad story, in which the highly politicized Baltimore City state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, accused them of murder. The city descended into days of violence and destruction after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake infamously gave space to rioters “who wished to destroy.  But that riot was only one chapter in a still-evolving story of death and destruction provoked by a false narrative of oppression and police brutality.


Black Lives Matter: Racist Provocation with Radical Roots

Sep 21, 2016 — James Simpson

This article is part of the Organization Trends series.
At the time of this writing, prosecutors had just dropped charges against the last three of six police officers accused in the death of Baltimore drug dealer Freddie Gray. The decision closes an ugly chapter in that sad story, in which the highly politicized Baltimore City state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, accused them of murder. The city descended into days of violence and destruction after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake infamously gave space to rioters “who wished to destroy.” But that riot was only one chapter in a still-evolving story of death and destruction provoked by a false narrative of oppression and police brutality.

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner-city frustration, but it is in fact the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded socialist/communist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades.

BLM claims to be non-violent. According to its website (BlackLivesMatter.com), “The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice, and respect. ...Black activists have raised the call for an end to violence, not an escalation of it.”


Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

Jan 12, 2016 — James Simpson

This is a report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome.


Flooding the Nation with ‘Syrian Refugees’: American Lives Matter

Sep 22, 2015 — James Simpson

The serially dishonest administration, represented abysmally by Haute Moron Secretary of State, John Kerry, has haughtily announced that for FY 2016, starting October 1, the administration is raising the refugee cap from its previous 70,000 to 85,000, this year, and up to 100,000 next year, all to make room for Syrian “refugees.” Two weeks ago he told members of Congress the administration wanted to bring in 10,000 Syrians. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley responded with a letter asking Kerry to clarify.


Trump Was Right

Jul 12, 2015 — James Simpson

AIM

Donald Trump has been roundly criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for saying that 80 percent of women crossing the border are being raped. NBC decided to drop his popular show, “The Apprentice,” and the Miss Universe pageant he produces. Mexico says it will withdraw its entrant to the pageant based on Trump’s offensive statements. ESPN, NASCAR and others have piled on. But Trump was just quoting an article from Fusion magazine. The piece, “Is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream?,” leads off by saying:

“Before they can reach the American Dream, many migrant women have to survive a Mexican nightmare. A staggering 80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way, according to directors of migrant shelters interviewed by Fusion.”


The Jihad Caucus

May 26, 2015 — James Simpson

Examiner.com
The United States allows 70,000 people from all over the world to obtain legal permanent residence through our Refugee Program—one of the most generous in the world. We also bring in another 40,000 or so through the Asylum program. Then there is the Special Immigrant Visa for people from Iraq and Afghanistan—about 10,000 in FY 2014—and a Cuban/Haitian Entrant program bringing in another 20,000 annually. That adds up to about 140,000.


Did Freddie Gray have spinal surgery one week ago?

Apr 29, 2015 — James Simpson

Examiner
Conservative Treehouse is reporting that Freddie Gray, Jr., the man whose death in police custody set off this weekend’s Baltimore riots, may have had spinal surgery just one week earlier. Court records unearthed by the Fourth Estate describe a structured settlement with Allstate Insurance Co. which they allege came from a car accident Gray was involved in. Fourth Estate claims to be releasing a story today at 6 pm that will blow the case wide open.


Another expensive stimulus project on the rocks

Apr 27, 2015 — James Simpson

This article originally appeared in The Orange County Register

The Obama administration is urgently trying to stave off a $154.6 million disaster as a federally funded emergency communications plan neared collapse last week in America’s second largest city. This is the largest project of its kind ever attempted, and the model for a nationwide network with a future now clouded in doubt.


Gay Marriage: A Trojan Horse Movement

Apr 26, 2015 — James Simpson

Look at our country today. With manufactured crisis Strategist-in-Chief Obama, we are almost there, and Cloward and Piven’s intellectual descendants were out in force in Ferguson. The communist agitators seeking “social justice” for Michael Brown burned down much of the neighborhood. Do black lives matter to them? Apparently not. And they have even said so. The issue is not the issue.


Black Criminals, White Victims, and White Guilt

Feb 9, 2015 — James Simpson

AIM
The media have relentlessly fanned the flames of racial hatred, while engaging in a systematic pattern of misinformation and blatant suppression of facts surrounding the perpetrators and victims of crime. As a result, so-called “criminal justice reform” is now being proposed to release more criminals from jails, supposedly to make amends for the unjust “mass incarceration” of black men.


Ebola Pandemic: Risks and Realities

Oct 23, 2014 — James Simpson

Accuracy in Media

The Ebola outbreak has stirred worldwide concern—and panic in some quarters. It is by far the largest outbreak of the deadly disease in recorded history. The media have jumped on the story for its obvious headline value, but at the same time they have served us poorly by misreporting, minimizing or simply refusing to report this administration’s glaring failure to protect American citizens. So what are the facts, and what kind of response can we expect from official Washington?