Matthew Vadum


Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and matthewvadum.blogspot.com, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at Amazon.com (US), Amazon.ca (Canada)Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

Most Recent Articles by Matthew Vadum:

Maine GOP Leader Attacked For Opposing Open Borders

Mar 21, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Maine GOP Leader Attacked For Opposing Open BordersThe vice chairman of the Maine Republican Party, Nick Isgro, is under fire for inveighing against open borders and the health problems that unvaccinated migrants from Third World countries are bringing with them to America.

This blowback against Isgro is part of the Left’s ongoing effort to stigmatize conservatives by presenting their views as abnormal, antisocial, racist, and xenophobic. Isgro hasn’t said anything millions of conservatives haven’t said before, but the open-borders movement and its attack dogs in both political parties are always on the lookout for new scalps.


Muslim Terrorists indicted in New Mexico

Mar 19, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Muslim Terrorists indicted in New MexicoA federal grand jury in New Mexico has indicted five Muslims who, among other things, allegedly trained children to carry out spree killings, formally charging them with terrorism-related offenses, conspiracy to commit murder, and kidnapping.

The defendants are Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41.


Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort to Kill The Border Emergency

Mar 18, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort to Kill The Border EmergencyAfter Congress voted to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration to divert federal funds to build a wall on the nation’s porous border with Mexico, the president issued the first-ever veto of his administration to keep the declaration intact.

The veto is Trump’s effort to defend the emergency he declared Feb. 15 under the National Emergencies Act of 1976.


Senate Votes to Cancel Trump’s Wall Declaration

Mar 15, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

SENATE VOTES TO CANCEL TRUMP'S WALL DECLARATIONAs outrage spread over the latest American to be murdered by an illegal alien, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to overturn President Trump’s commonsense emergency declaration to free up federal funds to build a wall that may have kept that murderer back in Mexico.

By a vote of 59 to 41, the Republican-dominated Senate approved a resolution disapproving of Trump’s emergency declaration as 12 GOP senators joined Democrats in what amounts to an official scolding of the president. On Feb. 26 the Democrat-controlled House approved the disapproval resolution introduced by leftist Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on a vote of 245 to 182.


Southern Poverty Law Center has enough — fires founder Morris Dees

Mar 14, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Southern Poverty Law Center has enough — fires founder Morris DeesThe multimillionaire conman who co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center has been given the boot by the organization.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

The Southern Poverty Law Center fired Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization’s co-founder and former chief litigator.


“Every time Democrats talk, I want to Vote for Trump twice”

Mar 13, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Every time Democrats talk, I want to Vote for Trump twiceThere is a delightful op-ed by George S. Bardmesser at the Federalist.

Here is the piece’s head and body:

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

I am a highly motivated Trump voter because the Democrats have motivated me up to my eyeballs. I have never been more motivated in my life, because the Democrats are terrifying me.


Dem House Passes Anti-Democratic Election Overhaul

Mar 12, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Dem House Passes Anti-Democratic Election OverhaulThe Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed an outrageous legislative assault on fair elections and the First Amendment last week that would drive up the occurrence of the voter fraud Democrats increasingly rely on to win elections.

The House approved H.R. 1, dubbed the proposed “For the People Act,” on a strict party line vote of 234 to 193 on March 8. Conservatives quite correctly denounced the measure as a “voter fraud and election theft” wish list.


Battle Against Leftist Indoctrination in Public Schools Continues in Maine

Mar 8, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Battle Against Leftist Indoctrination in Public Schools Continues in MaineMaine state representative Lawrence Lockman isn’t backing down after a committee in the state legislature killed his proposed bill that would have forbidden political and ideological indoctrination in the public schools of the Pine Tree State.

Leftist indoctrination in the classroom “is a violation of the civil rights of the students,” Lockman told FrontPage. Politically correct identity-group politics is now the norm in Maine’s classrooms, he said. (FrontPage published an op-ed by Lockman on March 5.)

“Realtors, architects, dental hygienists, have a code of ethics,” he said. “Why not teachers?”


Why did CPAC let Van Jones speak?

Mar 4, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Why did CPAC let Van Jones speak?The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) allowed America-hating admitted communist Van Jones to speak on the main stage two days ago on Feb. 28, 2019.

To allow this disgusting, unreformed, black-nationalist Maoist to speak at CPAC, an annual event many movement conservatives considered to be their sanctum sanctorum, is truly disturbing. He was there for an on-stage chat with ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp about the conservative contribution to emptying the prisons, or as the Koch brothers call it, sentencing reform. (The legislation, enacted recently, is called the First Step Act.) Many conservatives were pressured by the Kochs to adopt this absurd policy position that is going to push violent crime rates up in coming years, as Daniel Horowitz has written at Conservative Review.


Trump promises executive order denying funds to anti-free speech universities

Mar 4, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Trump promises executive order denying funds to anti-free speech universitiesPresident Trump vowed to issue an executive order protecting free speech at America’s universities Saturday as he invited Hayden Williams, a conservative victim of leftist violence on campus, to share the stage with him at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

“We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said March 2 in a speech that was interrupted by chants of “USA! USA! USA!” “Instead we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.”


Radical #RedForEd gears up to take on Trump in 2020

Feb 27, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Radical #RedForEd gears up to take on Trump in 2020A 24-year-old Marxist schoolteacher in Arizona has become the public face of a new political movement launched last year that is organizing to defeat President Trump in 2020 and reclaim the U.S. Senate for Democrats.

The teacher’s name is Noah Karvelis and the movement is called #RedForEd, Michael Patrick Leahy reports at Breitbart News.

Karvelis, a Bernie Sanders donor and campaign volunteer, is one leader in a new wave of radical teacher activists.


Parents sue to fight Anti-White, Anti-Male, Anti-Christian, Communist Indoctrination in California

Feb 22, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Parents sue to fight Anti-White, Anti-Male, Anti-Christian, Communist Indoctrination in CaliforniaParents in Santa Barbara, California, are suing a leftist hate group called Just Communities and the local school board there to end the group’s taxpayer-funded so-called implicit bias training that has a powerful anti-white, anti-male, and anti-Christian slant.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, was brought by Fair Education Santa Barbara, a nonprofit formed by parents of children enrolled in the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD).


Soros Groups File Lawsuits Attacking Trump’s Border Wall

Feb 19, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

SOROS GROUPS FILE LAWSUITS ATTACKING TRUMP’S BORDER WALLSixteen states and at least six activist groups have filed or are preparing lawsuits taking aim at President Trump’s Feb. 15 emergency declaration that seeks to divert already appropriated government funds to build a wall on the nation’s porous border with Mexico.

This was to be expected. When the Left loses elections, it turns to unelected federal judges to carry out its will.

There is also an effort afoot in Congress to overturn the declaration. If both chambers pass a resolution of disapproval, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller seemed to indicate Sunday that the president would veto it. Trump is “going to protect his national emergency declaration, guaranteed,” Miller said on Fox News Channel.


Trump to Formally Declare Border Emergency

Feb 15, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP TO FORMALLY DECLARE BORDER EMERGENCYA defiant President Trump promised yesterday to declare a national emergency to get the wall he promised to build constructed on America’s porous southern border, as Congress gave him funding –with plenty of strings attached– to build 55 miles of border barriers.

“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action—including a national emergency—to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border[,]” the White House tweeted Thursday at 3:44 p.m.

Trump, who said he was “not thrilled” with the omnibus spending bill, is nevertheless expected to sign “and declare the national emergency in an appearance Friday morning, according to a senior White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity,” the Washington Post reports.


ANTIFA THUG WORKED FOR CHIEF DNC TRAINER

Feb 13, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

ANTIFA THUG WORKED FOR CHIEF DNC TRAINER, Joseph AlcoffAn activist now charged with assaulting two U.S. Marines as part of an Antifa mob has ties to Heather Booth, a senior Democrat and chief DNC trainer who founded a training academy devoted to the teachings of the late pro-violence community organizing guru Saul Alinsky.

This is yet more proof that Antifa, the anti-fascist coalition that uses heavy-handed fascist tactics, is becoming closely integrated with the Democratic Party, many of whose activists support its goal of overthrowing the government of the United States by force. (I executive-produced a three-part documentary series, America Under Siege, about Antifa and other political actors.)


TRUMP: “THE WALL IS GETTING DONE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!”

Feb 2, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP: THE WALL IS GETTING DONE ONE WAY OR THE OTHERPresident Trump is growing impatient over the lack of progress bipartisan negotiators in Congress have been making in talks over funding a desperately needed wall on the nation’s porous multi-state border with Mexico – and this continuing failure makes another government shutdown increasingly likely this Feb. 15.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 for a spending bill with $5.7 billion for the wall. The measure floundered in the Senate and the partial shutdown got underway Dec. 22. The Senate remains in Republican hands but the House is now controlled by Democrats.


OBSTRUCTIONIST DEMOCRATS VOW LAWSUIT IF TRUMP DECLARES WALL EMERGENCY

Jan 30, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

Obstructionist open-borders Democrats will promptly file a lawsuit to halt the building of a desperately needed wall on the nation’s porous multi-state border with Mexico if President Trump declares a national emergency to move forward with construction, the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is threatening.

White House aides have reportedly prepared an executive declaration that gives the president the ability to redirect billions of dollars in military construction and flood-control funds.


NATHAN PHILLIPS, LIAR

Jan 24, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

NATHAN PHILLIPS, LIARUnsavory facts have emerged about the obnoxious Indian activist Nathan Phillips who accosted Catholic high schooler Nick Sandmann at the Lincoln Memorial for being a white male Trump supporter.

To recap, Sandmann, is a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, who was in Washington, D.C., Friday after attending this year’s highly successful March for Life which garnered 100,000 or more attendees. Rocked by scandals including the revelation of its leaders’ virulent anti-Semitism, the Women’s March on Saturday in the nation’s capital attracted barely 10,000 attendees.


THE LEFT’S SMIRKING MAGA KID HOAX

Jan 22, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

THE LEFT’S SMIRKING MAGA KID HOAXA video posted online over the weekend showing a teenaged Trump supporter’s awkward reaction to having his personal space aggressively invaded by a loud left-wing agitator sparked a leftist-led social media meltdown that will not soon be forgotten.

Nick Sandmann, a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, was at the Lincoln Memorial Friday after attending this year’s March for Life.


TRUMP’S BORDER WALL DEAL REBUFFED BY DEMS

Jan 21, 2019 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP’S BORDER WALL DEAL REBUFFED BY DEMSPresident Donald J. Trump extended an olive branch to Democrats on the weekend, conceding much of their immigration policy agenda in a bold longshot bid to move forward with building a southern border wall and ending the nearly month-long partial government shutdown but left-wing lawmakers rejected his overture even before he addressed the nation on TV on Saturday.

Trump’s address came after a particularly frosty week in Washington.