This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-November 21

2013—By a 52-48 vote (with all Republicans and three Democrats voting no), the Senate abolishes the filibuster—the 60-vote cloture threshold—for lower-court and executive-branch nominees. The immediate effect of the abolition is to enable the confirmation of three D.C. Circuit nominees. More broadly, Senate Democrats succeed in proving that they can dish it out but can’t… Read More

On Sexual Harassment, The Absurdity of Open Secrets and Asking The Wrong Question

Ever since the news of Harvey Weinstein’s near-psychopathic history of sexual harassment and abuse went public, the floodgates have opened. Victims, feeling emboldened to tell their stories have come forward. The shockwaves have hit everything from the entertainment industry, the political world and even the news media. All of this came after the reports of… Read More

Why Do These Wars Never End?

From the Punic Wars (264–146 b.c.) and the Hundred Years War (1337–1453) to the Arab–Israeli wars (1947–) and the so-called War on Terror (2001–), some wars never seem to end. The dilemma is raised frequently given America’s long wars (Vietnam 1955–75) that either ended badly (Iraq 2003–11) or in some ways never quite ended at… Read More

Medicaid Is Making Insurance Companies Rich

Expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has been wildly successful in improving the fortunes of one particular group in California — just not the group Medicaid was intended to help. A recent Kaiser Health News story reported that from 2014 (when the state expanded its Medicaid program under Obamacare) to 2016, Medicaid insurers… Read More

The Founders Built Worse Than They Knew? Conservatives Rethink Free Markets

It is a season of rethinking. Old assumptions are being reexamined. Years of economic stagnation punctuated by crisis; rising nationalist sentiment; shocking political developments throughout the world’s richest countries: All of it has left intellectuals of various stripes disoriented and unsettled. You can see it on the left, where socialism is getting a new hearing.… Read More

In Defense of High-Deductible Health Plans

After I hurt my ankle at the end of August, I did what any responsible 20-something would do: I put some ice on it and hoped for the best. When it hadn’t healed itself in a few weeks, I took a trip to a nearby urgent-care clinic. According to x-rays, there was “no visible abnormality”… Read More

The Museum of the Bible and the Roy Moore Embarrassment

A thought exercise or two: Imagine that the principal donor funding Washington’s new museum of the Bible was George Soros. Does anyone think that MSM stories on the museum’s opening would highlight Soros’s 1992 shorting of the British pound, a maneuver that netted him a billion dollars? Imagine, further, that the new museum’s principal academic… Read More

Trump Is Right about Trophy Hunting

It’s not often that President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is the voice of reason and compassion, but on the issue of trophy hunting, it makes more sense than his own Department of the Interior. Trump put on hold the department’s initial decision to reverse an Obama-era ban and allow the importation of elephant trophies from… Read More

Facebook Shouldn’t Censor Pro-Life News Outlets

This month, the New York Times ran an op-ed by Rossalyn Warren entitled “Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News.” In the piece, Warren expresses displeasure over the fact that articles from pro-life websites such as LifeNews.com and LiveAction.org are frequently shared on Facebook, while abortion-related stories from mainstream-media outlets apparently receive less online attention. Warren… Read More

How DC Predators Target Interns

The young man who wrote earlier this week to talk at length about how rising conservative Christian politician Wes Goodman hit on him sexually has written back. I had asked him in one of our exchanges to offer his opinion on why Tony Perkins only chastised Goodman for running for public office without having resolved… Read More

Dumb Sensors, Deadly Consequences on the Arizona Border

The circumstances of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez’s death this week remain murkier than the Rio Grande. Agent Martinez succumbed to critical head injuries early Sunday morning. An unnamed partner, who came to Martinez’s aid after he radioed for help from a remote area of the Big Bend sector in Texas, also suffered serious… Read More

Taking Harassment Seriously Requires Serious Distinctions

There’s a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation, and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new dawn varies widely. Some think it’s a great feminist or moral awakening. Others see an era of witch hunts, prudery, and weaponized politics in our future. Put me down for all of the… Read More

Breaking: Pelosi Calls for “Ethics Investigation” of Crooked Sex-Crazed Conyers — Who is Already Under Investigation!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an “ethics investigation” of Rep. John Conyers (Democrat-MI). Nancy Pelosi and Democrat John Conyers (Getty Images) The House Ethics Committee already opened an investigation on Rep. Conyers in July! Conyers was already investigated and fined by the House of Representatives. He used taxpayer dollars to fly in his… Read More

‘He’s Not Paying Attention To Me!’: ‘Extremely Angry’ Eminem Complains Trump Never Responded To BET Awards Freestyle Diss (AUDIO)

Once an international rap star revered by fans and music critics alike, Eminem is now a washed-up “musician,” aiming to capitalize on anti-Trump hysteria propagated by the political and media elite to sell albums. Sad! Speaking to Shade 45 on Sirius XM on Friday about his anti-Trump BET freestyle, the 45-year-old rapper said, “I was and am still… Read More

Environmentalist Attack Against Capitalism in NYT

The New York Times rarely publishes a guest op/ed piece with which its hard left-wing editors have a significant disagreement. Which makes a frontal attack on capitalism as the primary cause of environmental degradation and the global warming, by Benjamin Y. Fong, a notable development. From, “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid:” The real culprit… Read More

Tax ‘Reform’: Good for Senator Collins

Veronique, like you, there are plenty of things I do not support in the House and Senate tax bills (bills that, at the moment, are, overall, of (I’ll be kind) uncertain economic value, but will come in very handy politically for the Democrats in 2018). However, I am afraid that I don’t even like some… Read More

Merkel Marooned

When Christian Lindner, leader of Germany’s market-minded Free Democrat party, walked out of the three-party negotiations intended to forge a new federal government from the fragmented political spectrum that emerged from the recent elections, he signaled the end of Germany’s post-war political settlement — one of almost astounding stability. As Josef Joffe has pointed out… Read More

Do NeverTrump Disagreements Matter?

Republicans and conservatives who are highly critical of President Trump disagree with one another about nearly everything else. That was the main point of my Bloomberg View column yesterday: noting an interesting fact about “never Trumpers” that hasn’t occasioned much comment. People sometimes speak as though there is an anti-Trump faction within the Right. But… Read More

A Professor Gets a Lesson on the First Amendment

A pro-life student group gets permission from the university to write messages in chalk on a campus sidewalk. After they’ve done so, along comes a bossy, officious prof who tells them they can only exercise free speech in the school’s free-speech zone — but the speech-zone policy no longer exists. He goes to his morning… Read More

The Supreme Court Is a Dangerous Conservative Obsession

Late last week Alabama governor Kay Ivey said out loud what I’ve been hearing from friends and acquaintances across the conservative movement. Even if Roy Moore’s accusers are telling the truth, they’ll vote for Moore. Why? The Supreme Court. Here’s Governor Ivey: I believe in the Republican party, what we stand for, and most important,… Read More

Void the Non-Disclosure Agreements That Conceal Congressional Misconduct

CNN’s Jake Tapper urges that non-disclosure agreements in cases of congressional misconduct — specifically, sexual-misconduct settlements — be nullified. I could not agree more. Here’s his tweet: I wonder if any member of Congress will introduce legislation to attempt to render null and void the NDAs from sexual misconduct settlements with members of Congress, so… Read More

University Club Book Fair

Next Wednesday evening, November 29, my co-editor Chris Scalia and I will be at the University Club’s annual book fair in Washington, D.C., to sell and sign copies of Scalia Speaks. The book fair is open to the public and is free. Justice Scalia was a longtime member of the University Club, and Scalia Speaks… Read More

Costs and Benefits

Dylan Scott starts a Vox article this way: Senate Republicans are gambling that repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate will make the math work on their tax bill. But the $340 billion in savings comes at a huge cost: 13 million fewer Americans are projected to have insurance in 2027, and premiums are expected to rise. The… Read More

Cronyism Damaged Venezuela Before Chávez

Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared at Populyst. It is reprinted here with permission. Venezuela is bankrupt, having just defaulted on three interest payments. And much of the world is pointing fingers at the socialist policies of Hugo Chávez and those of his successor, the incumbent Nicolás Maduro. This laying of the blame is… Read More

Let the Guilty Rich Soak Themselves

No American should be forced to endure a tax cut that he does not want. Thus, Congress should adopt my idea: The Higher-rate Optional Tax (H.O.T. tax) would shield tax lovers from the GOP-sponsored Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Republicans should bring that bill and this friendly amendment to the U.S. Senate floor after Thanksgiving.… Read More

Men, Stop Virtue-Signaling and Return to Rules

‘My gender is terrible,” Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White wrote earlier this week. Time Politics Editor Ryan League Beckwith tweeted, “Not tweeting tomorrow. Just retweeting women. Men: Join me.” This is the trendy new habit on Twitter when another prominent man is outed for sexual harassment and sexual assault: Virtue-signaling men rush to the… Read More

Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw Makes Her Mark

When the Supreme Court summarily reverses a lower court’s ruling—that is, when it reverses without seeing any need for briefing on the merits and oral argument—that’s ordinarily* quite a black mark for the judge who authored the opinion below. Most federal appellate judges go through their entire careers without such a summary reversal. And then… Read More

Hillary’s Version

From my most recent NRO article, about Hillary Clinton’s book: “It was generally panned when it came out a couple of months ago for blaming everyone but herself for her defeat. I have never been a Clinton-basher and I was astonished by the venom, untruthfulness, and zealotry of her account.” Whether you agree or disagree,… Read More

Taking Harassment Seriously Requires Serious Distinctions

There’s a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation, and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new dawn varies widely. Some think it’s a great feminist or moral awakening. Others see an era of witch hunts, prudery, and weaponized politics in our future. Put me down for all of the… Read More

Hillary’s Version

The American political community has not taken adequate notice of Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened (the title is not posed as a question). It was generally panned when it came out a couple of months ago for blaming everyone but herself for her defeat. I have never been a Clinton-basher, and I was astonished by… Read More

‘Trump Is Right about Trophy Hunting’

I wrote about Trump and elephants today: It’s not often that President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is the voice of reason and compassion, but on the issue of trophy hunting, it makes more sense than his own Department of the Interior. Trump put on hold the department’s initial decision to reverse an Obama-era ban and… Read More

Is the World of Journalism More Like Hollywood Than It Wants to Admit?

At a recent gathering of conservative bloggers, a few of us joked about creating a “sexual impropriety pool” — wagering on which public figure will next face accusations of improper or repulsive behavior. We concluded that too many of us had heard rumors through the grapevine to make it work; essentially every prediction would amount… Read More

The Morning’s Sleaze Update

The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt is an ugly but necessary sleaze update… As a second accuser comes forward with a description of Minnesota Senator Al Franken behaving inappropriately – this time grabbing buttocks, while he was a senator – New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, who called for Franken’s resignation after the first… Read More

PBS Cuts Al Franken From Comedy Tribute Honoring David Letterman

<p>Senator Al Franken has been removed from a PBS program that aired nationally as a tribute to former CBS <em>Late Night</em> host and comedian David Letterman on Monday at 8 p.m. After noting that “Franken participated in the event,” the network stated that he “will not appear substantially in the PBS program” because his inclusion… Read More

Bozell & Graham Column: Deniers of the Reality of Liberal Bias

<p>As the media elites roll their eyes and sigh at people who deny the apparently inevitable approach of traumatic climate change, there’s one category of denial they always endorse: denying a liberal bias in the “news.” Chest-pounding journalistic activism defines the Trump era, and yet shameless journalists still claim media bias is a “myth.” James Warren… Read More

Dem Rep. John Conyers Issues Statement Confirming Settlement, Denies Allegations

The morning after Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) was hit with sexual harassment claims, the Associated Press went to the lawmaker’s Detroit home to seek comment.  Conyers denied the report, claiming he has not settled any sexual harassment complaints with staffers. Hours later, the lawmaker confirmed that he did, in fact, pay a settlement over sexual harassment claims. … Read More

MSNBC: ‘Slippery Slope’ to Hold Franken Accountable for Groping

<p>As reports came in Monday morning of another woman claiming she was groped by Minnesota Senator Al Franken, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle seemed to downplay the new allegations against the Democratic lawmaker. She warned that judging Franken’s behavior too harshly would lead down a “slippery slope.”</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 November 21, 2017 10:34… Read More

After Death of Border Patrol Agent, ABC Dismisses Wall as ‘Political Theater’

<p>Reporting on Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez being killed in the line of duty over the weekend, on ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> on Monday, co-host George Stephanopoulos and correspondent Tom Llamas criticized President Trump for renewing his calls for a border wall in the wake of the death, dismissing it as “political theater.”</p> Full Story… Read More

CONFIRMED: Fusion GPS Paid Journalists Amid Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Hysteria

On Tuesday, a federal court unsealed Fusion GPS’s bank records, shining new light on Russia-related payments made by the firm behind the infamous ‘Trump dossier.’ Judge Richard Leon, a Bush-appointee, unsealed the records, showing 112 transactions involving Fusion GPS. “Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, paid Fusion a total of $1,024,408… Read More

MSNBC Downplays Sex Abuse: Maybe Franken Just ‘Needs a Talking-To?’

<p>Given the extensive coverage of the allegations of criminal sexual misconduct against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, you may be wondering how liberal journalists have been covering the multiple accusations of sexual assault against Democratic Senator Al Franken. Well, if you were expecting unreserved condemnation and calls for Franken to resign his seat, you would… Read More

University in Minnesota Lies, Kicks Students Off the Radio for Saying ‘Tranny’

<p>Some people really like adhering to the letter of the law, even if that law is actually an imaginary law with no actual legal grounding. TheCollegeFix reported that two students who hosted a radio show, “Deplorable Radio,” have been threatened with cancellation after saying the word “tranny” on the air.</p> <p> </p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2… Read More

NY Times Review of Ivana Trump’s Book: Eek, We’re ‘Held Hostage by a Throbbing Blister’!

<p>In May, <em>The New York Times</em> published two poison-pen reviews of Ivanka Trump’s book <em>Women Who Work.</em> Jessa Crispin (Twitter handle @theBookSlut) ranted it sounded like “the scrambled Tumblr feed of a demented 12-year-old.” So it’s not surprising that the <em>Times </em>would slam her mother Ivana’s new book <em>Raising Trump, </em>complete with her ex-husband described… Read More

CNN Host Bill Weir Mocks ‘Arrogant Ignorance’ of Climate Change Deniers

<p>CNN’s left-wing show host Bill Weir was a guest on the November 17 episode of Netflix’s <em>Chelsea, </em>titled “Singing, Storms and Stoned Spelling.” His show, <em>Wonder List</em>, takes him around the world, so standard liberal talking points were flying as Chelsea Handler interviewed him.</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 November 21, 2017 10:09 pm Support… Read More

Matthews Hammers Brazile for Arguing the 2016 Election ‘Was Not a Legitimate Election’

<p>Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile continued her book tour with an appearance on Tuesday’s <em>Hardball </em>where she faced a stiff grilling from host Chris Matthews for her belief that the 2016 presidential election was illegitimate due to Russian meddling.</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 November 21, 2017 10:03 pm Support Us

NY Times Photographer Seeks ‘Revenge’ In Asia With Nasty Trump Picture

<p>Not only are anti-Trump reporters of the establishment media pouring out their disgust for Donald Trump in their reporting, even the photographers are lashing out by using unflattering photos of the president. Veteran New <em>York Times </em>photographer Doug Mills apparently sought “revenge” for being denied access on the Asia trip by picking the worst pictures. </p>… Read More

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Lashes Out at ‘Sexual Raptor’ Clarence Thomas

<p>This article was all but inevitable. MSNBC host Joy Reid took to The Daily Beast to insist “As We Rethink Old Harassers, Let’s Talk About Clarence Thomas.” By the standard of today’s outrageous allegations, Anita Hill’s still-unproven charges didn’t include rape, or sexual touching. They were all about<em> talking </em>– talking about porn films or… Read More

Sexual Predators Unite! Kevin Spacey Gushed Over Bill Clinton on the Charlie Rose Show In Cringeworthy Interview (VIDEO)

In what is retrospectively one of the most cringeworthy interviews ever conducted on television, actor Kevin Spacey discussed his ‘bromance,’ with former President Bill Clinton on the Charlie Rose Show. To date, all three men are embroiled in sex scandals.  Video credit: Charlie Rose Washington Free Beacon reports: Rose asked Spacey about his “bromance” with the… Read More

Court allows Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect

A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let part of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no connections to the United States. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially granted a Trump… Read More

ABC, CBS Downplay Harassment Accusations Against Dem Rep Conyers

<p>Democratic Michigan Representative John Conyers Jr. found himself in the spotlight on Tuesday after BuzzFeed reported that the Congressman paid $27,000 in a settlement allegedly linked to sexual harassment. “[Conyers] settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not ‘succumb to [his] sexual advances,’”… Read More

AP’s Paul Wiseman Smears GOP Tax Plan as ‘Trickle Down’

<p>At the Associated Press on Friday, economics writer Paul Wiseman attempted to rewrite history, pretending that “trickle down” economics is a term Republicans have used for their economic plans since the days of Ronald Reagan, and that the current GOP tax plan which has made it through the House and is being considered by the… Read More

Mika Brzezinski Sick of Hillary’s ‘Hypocrisy’: She ‘Needs to Stop Talking About’ Sexual Assault

<p>On Monday’s <em>Morning Joe</em>, co-host Mika Brzezinski finally lost it with Hillary Clinton. Last Friday, Brzezinski condemned Bill Clinton as a sexual “predator.” This week, Mika was extremely upset at Hillary Clinton’s “hypocrisy” in going after Trump as a “sexual assaulter” while simultaneously defending her husband from similar or more serious charges of sexual assault… Read More

New poll shows how many Minnesotans want Al Franken to resign

A new poll shows that the sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken is taking a deep toll on his approval rating. What does the poll say? The poll conducted by local news outlet KSTP and SurveyUSA shows that Franken’s approval rating has collapsed by 17 percentage points in one year – from 53 percent… Read More

LEAVING LAS VEGAS: GOP Billionaire Megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the GOP’s most prominent mega-donor, is publicly breaking with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his efforts to oust Republican incumbents in 2018. “The Adelsons will not be supporting Steve Bannon’s efforts,” said Andy Abboud, an Adelson spokesman. “They are supporting Mitch McConnell 100 percent. For anyone to… Read More

Vox: NYT’s Thrush Suspended Amid Investigation of Inappropriate Sexual Advances [UPDATED]

<p>On Monday morning, Vox.com published an extensive, heartbreaking, and upsetting story revealing four women have come forward to Laura McGann about unwanted sexual encounters with<em> New York Times</em> reporter Glenn Thrush that’s now resulted in his suspension from the newspaper. McGann detailed experiences (including her own) that largely revolved around trips to a bar near <em>Politico </em>and… Read More

How to Get Through a Politically Fraught Thanksgiving: Get Over Yourself

<p>Being a snowflake never really gets any easier. Sure, crayons and puppies get you through the immediate crises of Ben Shapiro showing up on your campus or finding that the food co-op is out of your favorite artisanal cheese. But life is a vast minefield of micro-aggressions, hidden triggers and unchecked privilege – and never… Read More

Exclusive: Islamist Exchange Student Sends Terrorist Threats to Conservative Laura Loomer – Penn State Police Investigating, FBI Notified

They’re not sending their best. An idiot Islamist ATTENDING COLLEGE at Penn State University sent terrorist threats to conservative activist and investigative reporter Laura Loomer on Monday night. HAltarakmah is a student at Penn State University. Islamist “HAltarakmah” contacted Laura Loomer on Twitter to mock the US and US soldier deaths. — Altarakmah is an… Read More

Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee ‘I’m Immediately Calling For an Investigation Into FBI’s Special Treatment of Hillary’ (VIDEO)

Last week, a report by The Hill‘s John Solomon revealed FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gave Hillary Clinton’s email investigation “special” status. According to The Hill, the FBI refuses to clarify what McCabe meant by labeling the Clinton probe “special” The Hill reports: McCabe’s Oct. 23, 2016, email to press officials in the FBI said the probe was under the control… Read More

Sen. Mike Lee pulls Roy Moore endorsement as GOP leaders condemn candidate

One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s most prominent backers pulled his support Friday evening in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that “having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore… Read More

ABC, NBC Go Silent on Franken Harassment Charge; New Accuser Appears

<p>That didn’t take long. Despite deluging the country with stories on Roy Moore, the ABC and NBC network morning shows, Monday, avoided any coverage of Al Franken and the ongoing charges of sexual harassment. <em>CBS This Morning</em> allowed a scant 28 seconds to the Democrat’s assertions he will not resign. Between all three networks, that’s… Read More

Trump & Moore: Defining Deviancy Down

“There is always a certain amount of deviancy in a society. But when you get too much, you begin to think that it’s not really that bad. Pretty soon you become accustomed to very destructive behavior.” — Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Think about Sen. Moynihan’s line in light of these quotes from two Alabama divines… Read More

Skyjack: The Mystery of D.B. Cooper’s Thanksgiving Eve Jump

Why does the mystery of D.B. Cooper, who committed the only unsolved airline hijacking in history, continue to fascinate us?… FBI sketches of D.B. Cooper On the evening of November 24, 1971—the day before Thanksgiving—a dark-haired man dressed in a black raincoat, dark suit and thin, black tie, white shirt, and brown loafers approached the… Read More

Reminiscences of a Christian Girl in Wartime Holland

Those of my Dutch neighbor’s generation knew exactly what they were doing in the Passion Play that was Europe during World War II… Stien van Egmond In honor of Thanksgiving and in anticipation of the Christmas season, I offer this story of gratitude and faith concerning the experiences of a Catholic girl in Amsterdam during… Read More

Justice Dept won’t rule out a special counsel to investigate Uranium One and Clinton

Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special counsel. In a letter first obtained by Fox News, the Justice Department responded to… Read More

Joe Biden: AR-15 Used to Stop Texas Church Massacre Should Not Be Allowed

During a November 13 appearance on NBC’s Today, former Vice President Joe Biden answered a question on Texas church attack hero Stephen Willeford by saying, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.” His response came in response to an audience member who was asking how Democrats can justify pushing… Read More

Thief of MAGA hat faces criminal charge

(Paul Mirengoff) Back in September, we posted video of Edith Macias, a left-wing student at the University of California, Riverside, who stole the “Make America Great Again” hat of a fellow student. In an enlightening encounter, the hat thief and her victim exchanged views while college employees tried to adjudicate the dispute. Macias’ view was… Read More

Fusion GPS Bank Records Are Finally Unsealed — Payments To Mysterious Russia Expert Raises New Questions

On Tuesday, a federal court unsealed Fusion GPS’s bank records, shining new light on Russia-related payments made by the firm behind the infamous ‘Trump dossier.’ Judge Richard Leon, a Bush-appointee, unsealed the records, showing 112 transactions involving Fusion GSP. “Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, paid Fusion a total of $1,024,408… Read More

FLASHBACK=> Maxine Waters To Women’s Convention: John Conyers ‘Has Impeccable Integrity On Our Issues’ (VIDEO)

Amid sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers, footage has resurfaced showing Rep. Maxine Waters praising the embattled lawmaker for his ‘impeccable integrity’ on women’s issues in October.  Video credit: wazobia Global “You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many, many years,” Waters told the crowd at… Read More

CBS News FIRES Charlie Rose Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Longtime television host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS News following sexual miscount allegations brought forth by eight women in a Washington Post bombshell report.  LA Times reports: Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment. Rose’s departure marks the downfall… Read More

Adolf Hitler selfie wax figure display removed after sparking outrage

A human-size wax figure of Adolf Hitler was removed from an Indonesian museum following backlash. The De Mata Trick Eye Museum in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, confirmed the figure of the leader of the Nazi party was removed due to outrage from human rights groups, Sky Newsreported. “We don’t want to attract outrage,” Jamie Misbah, operations manager of… Read More

Trump on North Korea: ‘We want progress, not provocation’ (VIDEO)

.@POTUS on North Korea: “We want progress, not provocation… We want stability, not chaos. And we want peace, not war.” pic.twitter.com/QBvnYHcfgN — Fox News (@FoxNews) November 12, 2017 President Trump called for “progress, not provocation” with North Korea on Saturday in Vietnam, following his meetings with Asian leaders this week on the growing nuclear threat… Read More

Thousands of Empty Seats Still Plague NFL Stadiums

Photos of empty seats continue to make their appearance on Twitter as the NFL’s Week 10 games debut on Veterans Day, this weekend. Though only a few players decided to protest the country on this day dedicated to our soldiers, fans stayed away in droves. According to the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore, the Rams… Read More

ISIS Calls for Assassination of Barron Trump After Posting His Personal Details Online

Pro-ISIS ” internet channels,” are calling for President Trump’s son Barron to be assassinated. Recently, personal details of Barron Trump were posted on social media channels frequented by Islamic terrorists and sympathizers.  Washington Free Beacon reports: The initial message, sent on Nov. 21 by an ISIS supporter on Telegram, “called for the assassination of Barron Trump,… Read More

Sen. Warren won’t say Al Franken should resign

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was on the Stephen Colbert show Monday night. During this appearance, she was asked whether or not Al Franken should resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. Warren dodged the question and instead argued that real change isn’t going after famous harassers but going after the non-famous ones. “So,… Read More

Democrat Sex Scandals Complicate Effort to Dump Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Allegations that California State Senate Pro Tem leader Kevin de León tried to quash sexual harassment claims against his roommate may have upset an to dump 84-year-old U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced on October 15 that he intended to mount a primary challenge against the 25-year veteran U.S. Senator, because he claimed Feinstein… Read More

Lindsey Graham Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside but Defends Bob Menendez

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said on Friday that if the allegations against Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore are true, he should step aside, and “should be dealt with severely.” But Graham not only hasn’t called for Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.), accused of having sex with underage prostitutes, to step aside —… Read More

White House officials float Sessions as potential fix to Moore problem

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said Monday that Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, “should step aside” and that he believes the women who have accused Mr. Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers. “I believe the women, yes,” Mr. McConnell said at a news conference in Louisville.… Read More

Jury Deadlocked in Bribery Trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

Jurors say they are deadlocked in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. The note from the jury came shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, hours into a restart of deliberations necessitated by one juror’s pre-scheduled vacation. Breaking —> *MENENDEZ JURY SAYS IT IS DEADLOCKED ON ALL CHARGES, JUDGE SAYS@davidvoreacos — David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim)… Read More

SWAMPTASTIC! Dem Congressman Who Oversees Sexual Harassment Settlements is Under FBI Investigation

It turns out that the Democrat swamp creature who oversees Congressional sexual harassment settlements is under FBI investigation. Democrat Congressman Bob Brady of Pennsylvania is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, Newsweek reported. Brady is apparently Congress’ most trusted man to oversee sexual harassment cases. Amazing. Via Newsweek: Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady,… Read More

Sexual harassment in DC vs La La Land

While reading the Morning Jolt today I noticed that National Review’s Jim Geraghty is delving into some of the same questions we’ve been asking about the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and whether some industries are more prone to it than others. He’s exploring the idea of whether or not Hollywood and the… Read More

Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400, officials say

More than 400 people were killed when a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Iraq-Iran boarder on Sunday, sending residents fleeing as thousands of residents were left injured, officials said on Monday. The quake was centered 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja and struck around 9:48 p.m. Iran time. Residents were retiring… Read More

Artificial ‘Intelligence’ Turning Brains to Mush on YouTube

As the eminent philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre recently said in a lecture given at the University of Notre Dame, “The mind is mindless without the imagination.” And even though his subject was the grammar of morality, his pithy line prompts us to picture a “mindless mind” completely devoid of imagination. Something the exact opposite of ourselves:… Read More

Republican Tax Reform: Feast Today, Famine Tomorrow

The vague tax reform promises that Donald Trump put forward during his presidential campaign have finally been turned into concrete measures. Republican senators and their House counterparts recently released their respective proposals to simplify the cumbersome American tax system. Once both bills are passed, a conference committee will be assembled to work out a final piece of… Read More

How to Talk to Trump-Hating Millennials This Thankgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many freshmen college students will be heading home for the first time to confront their ignorant, racist parents. Semi-employed Millennials will leave their joblets to endure a long weekend of Dad and Uncle Mark spouting fascism between tearing hunks of non-free-range turkey flesh off the bone. To prepare these young people… Read More

Mark Levin Awarded Weekly Talk Show on FOX News

Conservative author and radio show host Mark Levin was awarded a weekly talk show on FOX News Channel. Matt Drudge broke the news on Tuesday morning. Levin, who was a Ted Cruz supporter in 2016, has defended President Trump from the police state tactics of the Obama regime. The Wrap has more: Conservative radio firebrand… Read More

Trump’s FCC chair to repeal Obama-era rules that could change the internet

“Net neutrality” is coming to an end, as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that he will repeal the Obama-era internet regulations. “The federal government will stop micromanaging the internet,” said Ajit Pai, FCC chairman. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality rules, established in 2015 under the FCC’s then-Democratic majority, allowed the… Read More

NY Times opinion: Capitalism is a threat to the world and must be replaced

The NY Times published an opinion piece yesterday titled “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid” which argues that capitalism is the real threat to the environment, a threat which must be eradicated if we are to survive. There’s nothing subtle about this piece. The author, who is a professor at Arizona State University, says capitalism is… Read More

CBS fires Charlie Rose; Update: So does PBS

Yesterday’s WaPo story was so brutal that it alone probably would have sunk him even if no more accusers had come forward. But other accusers are coming forward. Sadly, my inbox is already flooded with women who have had similar, disturbing encounters with Charlie Rose. My email is amy.brittain@washpost.com Please reach out if you have… Read More

North Korean soldier is shot while defecting across DMZ, South says

An elite North Korean soldier stationed at the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone made a bold bolt for freedom Monday, defecting to South Korea despite getting shot twice, the South’s military said. North Korean soldiers shot at the unidentified North Korean soldier when he ran from the guard post at the northern side of the village, South Korea’s… Read More

Sheriffs Who Opposed ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Now Tasked with Enforcing It

California sheriffs who opposed adopting a “sanctuary state” law are now being tasked with implementing the law in their jails and retention policies. The law, which began as Senate Bill 54, was issued in response to President Trump’s campaign against illegal immigration. According to the Los Angeles Times, the sanctuary law “is designed to limit the… Read More

Translated Doc Debunks Narrative of Al Qaeda-Iran “Alliance”

For many years, major U.S. institutions ranging from the Pentagon to the 9/11 Commission have been pushing the line that Iran secretly cooperated with Al Qaeda both before and after the 9/11 terror attacks. But the evidence for those claims remained either secret or sketchy, and always highly questionable. In early November, however, the mainstream… Read More

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Evidence of FBI Leadership Panicking Over ‘Conflicts of Interest’ With Clinton Email Investigation

On Tuesday, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch released 79 pages of Justice Department records showing FBI leadership discussions about perceived conflicts of interest with the Hillary Clinton email investigation. According to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, the watchdog obtained emails with FOIA lawsuit filed on July 24, 2017. The FOIA was prompted  after the Justice Department officials refused to respond to… Read More

While Istanbul erupted, CNN Turkey aired a show about… penguins

Since this happened on the other side of the world it didn’t get nearly as much attention as it would have at home. Back in 2013, when a new round of protests broke about across Turkey in response to the policies of their government, including then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, CNN Turk (the local… Read More

Six Syrian asylum seekers arrested in Germany over Christmas terror plot

Is this what Angela Merkel had in mind when she said Germany could manage an influx of over a million refugees? From the NY Times: The police in Germany arrested six Syrian migrants on Tuesday, suspected of plotting an attack and having links to the Islamic State, fanning fears that extremists posing as refugees were… Read More

The Democrats’ Dilemma

(John Hinderaker) It is great fun to watch liberals squirm as one after another of their favorite politicians, journalists and cultural figures are swept up in the vortex of sexual assault and harassment. In today’s New York Times, columnist Michelle Goldberg frets–out loud!–about what to do “When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment.” The ally… Read More

Trump speaks about the Alabama race

(Paul Mirengoff) President Trump made two points today about the Alabama Senate race. First, he called Democrat Doug Jones “terrible on crime, terrible on borders, terrible on the military.” Trump added: “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat.” Second, he noted that the alleged sexual misconduct by Roy Moore took place “40… Read More

Harrison Ford Sees Car Crash, Becomes Real Life Hero Moments Later

Actor Harrison Ford is well-known as a Hollywood action hero, portraying heroes such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. But according to BizPac Review, Ford just drew notice for being a real-life hero when he came to the assistance of a woman who suffered a car accident. The 75-year-old actor was driving down State Route…… Read More

MSNBC Host Turns on Hillary for Talking Sex Assault While Being Married to Bill

As the trickle of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood stars, journalists, and politicians has turned into an avalanche of accusations, some pundits on the left are finally coming around to recognizing the decades-old improprieties of former President Bill Clinton, which they’ve conveniently overlooked for the past 20-plus years. One of those pundits is MSNBC “Morning…… Read More

New Leftist Move to Prevent the Elderly From Voting

For many years liberals have decried voter ID laws, insisting that the disenfranchise minority voters, particularly those who are poor or elderly. Yet while they shout from one side of their mouth that everyone — including non-citizens — should be allowed to vote in our elections, out of the other side of their mouths they…… Read More

New ad from Alabama Dem throws some surprising quotes at Roy Moore

Turnabout is fair play. Moore spent the primary insisting that he was the Trump candidate in the race, never mind POTUS’s endorsement of Luther Strange. Now here’s Democrat Doug Jones claiming that he’s the Trump candidate in the race — the Ivanka Trump candidate, per what she said about Moore a few days ago. He… Read More

Big Apple Mayor sharpens up the long knives for his own party

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fresh off a winning reelection bid and clearly has things on his mind which range far beyond the problems plaguing the Big Apple. One of the latest trends among Democrats is to dump on Bill Clinton and express their disappointment in the fact that he didn’t resign… Read More

The wagons are starting to circle around Al Franken

Isn’t it interesting that last week, when there was one accuser, the calls for Franken to quit were loudest. Now that there’s a second accuser, they’ve begun to quiet down. You would think it’d be the opposite. It’s almost as if the initial “Franken must go” stuff was disingenuous, a cry that was safe to… Read More

Boom: CBS This Morning drops the hammer on Charlie Rose

Viewers of CBS This Morning had to wonder what would happen today after the abrupt ouster of co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual harassment. After all, other similar stories got coverage on the show today, including an update on Roy Moore’s denials of sexual predation in the late 1970s, another on Al Franken’s second… Read More

VIDEO: Antifa College Instructor Attacks Conservative Students

(InfoWars) – A graduate instructor at the University of Illinois was arrested after being caught on camera assaulting conservative students, stealing a man’s phone and throwing it on the ground. Campus Reform reports: Tariq Khan is a PhD candidate at the university and has taught courses such as “Constructing Race in America” and ‘U.S. Gender… Read More

WATCH: Mueller Issues Nasty Trump Demand, This Is Horrific

(Christian News Alerts) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tasked with uncovering whether or not there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the election. Despite no evidence implicating President Trump, Mueller keeps grasping at straws. The latest news from the Special Counsel came from Mueller himself. He is now trying… Read More

The Corruption of the Climatisatas

(Steven Hayward) Here’s a paradox that few people in the fawning green media seem to perceive: the more serious you think the problem of global warming may be in the future, the more farcical and unserious are the policy prescriptions of the “climate change community.” In fact I’ll go further: if perchance we do experience… Read More

Another Pastor Steps Forward to Offer a New Twist in Defense of Roy Moore

Well, did he or didn’t he? It’s like the messaging of Roy Moore’s defenders is getting hopelessly mixed. Yesterday, you were treated to the tale of Pastor Earl Wise, who called Moore’s accusers liars, suggesting they’d been paid, and at the same time, defended going after 14-year olds because some of them looked 20. Time… Read More

The Kohn-Franken cage match will be totally awesome

(The original version of this article included several references to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, which the author can only attribute to sleep deprivation or oncoming dementia. Those references have been removed with apologies for the confusion.) The pressure is growing for Senator Al Franken to… do the right thing? It’s not often that I find… Read More

The RedState Holiday Cocktails Guide

    The Holiday Rescue Effort   In the coming weeks we will embark on the annual passage of tradition, feasting, and familial tolerance. Hollywood will deliver treacly bromides, Madison Avenue will assault us with gaudy cliched pitches, and the Democrats will lecture us on the proper way to lecture our loved ones. All of… Read More

Britain: 60% of Muslim Wives Not Legally Married

Not to put too fine a point on it but according the the ummah (the Muslim world), they are married under Islam law. Under Islam,  sharia supercedes all man-made law. Period. Further, Muslim men are allowed four wives under the misogynistic sharia. Under British law polygamy is still illegal (at least for now). Six in… Read More

Sexual harassment meets corruption: Most senior House member exposed

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. Yesterday evening brought us three more long-buried stories of sexual harassment and “open secrets,” but one of them involved public corruption — and might finally pull the lid off Capitol Hill. Buzzfeed’ Paul McLeod and Lissandra Villa verified documents provided to them by alt-right activist… Read More

Stunner: DNC still stumbling after all these months

In any rational world, Democrats would be in the middle of a fundraising bonanza. Republicans have produced almost nothing from years of promises, thanks to infighting that has paralyzed Congress. A Republican president has historically poor approval ratings. A social outrage has galvanized women, thanks in part to the same GOP president. The money should… Read More

Video: Joe Biden Forces Little Girl to Touch His Crotch

(Gateway Pundit) – Former Vice President Joe Biden was filmed forcing a young girl to touch his crotch during a ceremonial Senate swearing-in session at the Capitol on January 6, 2015. The video by C-SPAN shows the startled girl recoiling in shock at what she was forced to feel. One observer describes the act by… Read More

ALERT: Dems Caught In Sick ‘Russia’ Move, They Must Be Stopped

(Christian News Alerts) – The Democrats are trying to do everything in their power to discredit President Trump and anyone who associates with him. In the process, they have only managed to discredit themselves. One of the biggest talking points on the Left is how President Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.… Read More

ALERT: Hillary Makes ‘Fox News’ Confession, Millions Are Stunned

(Christian News Alerts) – Almost a year after the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton is still trying to blame President Trump for her crushing defeat. Now she is pointing her finger at Fox News for an entirely different reason. Hillary Clinton spoke at a Clinton Foundation event in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s… Read More

BOMBSHELL: JFK Files Reveal Shock ‘War’ Plot, This Is Horrifying

(Christian News Alerts) – With all of the anti-Russia sentiment being floated by the mainstream media, it’s worrisome to think that at one point in history, the United States was on the brink of initiating World War III itself. The newly released JFK files, made possible thanks to the Trump administration, shows that the United… Read More

A familiar judge wastes more of our time over sanctuary city orders

Here we go again. A judge in northern California has stepped in to “permanently” block one of President Trump’s orders regarding Justice Department grant money for sanctuary cities which refuse to uphold the law. This action will obviously be appealed, as several other such rulings have been, but for the time being, District Court Judge… Read More