VIDEO=> Six Arrests After Portland Dueling Protests, Including One Crazed Antifa Screamer

In the aftermath of the #HimToo rally and counter-protest in Portland Saturday, Portland Police made six arrests. Demonstration Events Conclude in Downtown Portland — Six People Arrested (Photo) https://t.co/inIRuGYDtA pic.twitter.com/1eiJbbfibP — Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 18, 2018 In a video reminiscent of Leo Stratton’s “Screamer” girl clip that went viral on YouTube last year, one… Read More

BREAKING: Andrew Gillum CONCEDES To Ron DeSantis…Again

Andrew Gillum (marxist party) has now officially conceded the race for Florida governor to Republican Ron DeSantis, 11 days after the election. Plagued by recount covfefe and recount covfefe, where DeSantis and senate candidate Rick Scott seemingly gained votes, despite every trick in the book to stuff the ballot boxes for the democrats, Gillum has… Read More

Trump: Democrat Gov. Hopeful Stacey Abrams Will Turn Georgia into Venezuela (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump told supporters during Sunday evening’s rally in Macon, Georgia, that Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will turn their state into Venezuela if she wins Tuesday. “Stacey Abrams is one of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country,” President Trump began. “She wants to raise your income tax very substantially. She wants…… Read More

The Witch Turns in Her Broom: Brenda Snipes Quits

Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism. “It is true. She did send it,” said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a…… Read More

Trump Starts to Fix Clinton’s Catastrophic Crime Bill Mistakes

Nearly 25 years ago, President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton led a robust campaign for tougher sentencing laws that would become the 1994 crime bill. At the time, the NAACP called it a “crime against the American people.” The next quarter century would prove the NAACP right. “Bill Clinton presided over the largest… Read More

Whitaker is Unfit to be Attorney General, Acting or Otherwise

Matthew Whitaker is unfit to serve as acting U.S. attorney general.  The Appointments Clause of Article II, section 2, clause 2 prohibits his appointment by President Donald Trump without Senate confirmation.  Therefore, every action taken by Mr. Whitaker sits under a legal cloud, including domestic and foreign electronic surveillance warrants. Mr. Whitaker’s appointment exemplifies life… Read More

Child sex abuse trial: 30 Muslims to be tried over sexual exploitation

Another massive Muslim sex trafficking gang in Huddersfield. This isn’t a scandal, it’s atrocity A million non-Muslim children raped, trafficked and sold by Muslim gangs and the media, intelligentsia, et al  work in the cause of the rapists for fear of offending Islam or appearing racists. This gang sexually exploited children aged between 12 and… Read More

Ocasio Cortez Launches Far Left “Justice Democrats” – Calls for Overthrow of Incumbent Democrats (VIDEO)

Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a conference call for the newly formed “Justice Democrats” on Saturday. The radical far left group called on supporters to start planning their campaigns against incumbent Democrats. The Hill reported: Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), implored more than 700 attendees of a Justice Democrats strategy call to run for office against incumbent… Read More

North Korea ‘Deception’: NYT Malpractice or Laziness?

Major mews outlets have resumed efforts to pressure President Donald Trump to pull back from trying to negotiate a deal with Pyongyang. In their latest salvo last week, The New York Times and CNN completely misrepresented the findings of a recent study of satellite photos of a North Korean missile base as evidence of bad faith and… Read More

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of November 19

Scott Beauchamp, contributor: I don’t remember how or when I first came across Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (possibly recommended to me by Amazon? *spits on the ground*), but I’m sure it had something to do with my ongoing struggle to teach myself how to think about visual art. The Ceylonese Tamil scholar, metaphysician, philosopher, and writer also… Read More

There’s Growing Proof that Paul Ryan Was to Blame for GOP Midterm Losses

Democrats had a decent haul on election night but since Election Day the Democrats have had A SPECTACULAR RUN! In the US Senate Republicans flipped FOUR SEATS in the Midterm elections. ** Republican Mike Braun defeated Senator Joe Donnelly after lagging in the liberal media polls all year.** Republican Josh Hawley defeated Senator Claire McCaskill… Read More

Bill Maher Attacks Trump Supporters by Ripping Stan Lee’s Legacy

In 50 or 100 years, whose creations and legacy do you think will be more remembered: liberal “comedian” Bill Maher, or Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee? Lee, of course, sadly passed away on Monday at the noble age of 95. He created some of the most resonant and iconic pop culture heroes of our time,…… Read More

The Dying Children of Yemen

Reuters reported last week on one of the many tens of thousands of preventable deaths in Yemen: Saleh al-Faqeh held the wasted arm of his baby girl as she took her last breath on Thursday at the malnutrition ward of the main hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Four-month-old Hajar al-Faqeh reached the al-Sabeen hospital last… Read More

LARRY KING: Jim Acosta Is Childish, CNN No Longer A News Network

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout Media giant Larry King bashed his former network CNN during a recent interview. King called the actions of Jim Acosta childish and even went so far as to suggest that CNN is no longer a news network. This is a pretty big deal coming from him. The… Read More

Ted Malloch: The Tragedy of the European Family

This article was originally published at Breitbart.com.We reposted with permission from author and professor Ted Malloch Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children; German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. British prime minister, Theresa May has no children; Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children; Holland’s, prime minister, Mark Rutte, Sweden’s… Read More

WATCH: Elderly Jewish women viciously attacked by Muslims

It is no different than pre-war Germany. All the while, vicious Muslim Jew haters are elected in Congress in the mid-terms. Jew- hatred is at historic levels and the intelligensia and cognoscenti are obsessed with protecting the worst Jew hatred of them all – Islamic. Worse still, the left is mad with hatred against the… Read More

Trump: I don’t know if Salman lied to me, skips question on weapons sales

President Donald Trump isn’t really sure if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had anything to do with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace there had been several conversations with Salman over Khashoggi and the story hadn’t changed. I don’t know, who can really know, but I… Read More

The Ultimate Fake News

(John Hinderaker) Fake news is a serious problem in our political life. I’m not referring to a pathetically small number of Facebook ads bought by Russian provocateurs. I’m talking about the fake news that was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee; fabricated by Democratic Party-allied consultants; propagated by the… Read More

In China the Next Great Global Financial Meltdown is in the Works

Guest post by Joe Hoft Just like the US in 2008, a perfect storm is building in China, and it may hit world markets soon.  The overbuilding, cash-flow challenges and lack of demand in China all combine for an eventual major financial disaster. As the movie The Big Short showed, in 2008 few individuals saw… Read More

Cali Citizens Must Now Face Looters with Weaker, State-Compliant Guns

The situation in California is dire. Drug needles and human waste litter the streets of major cities. Democratic leadership has been slowly chipping away at citizens’ rights. And for the past few years, restrictive environmental policies have set the state ablaze. In northern California, the Camp Fire is responsible for at least 76 deaths, while…… Read More

Stacey Abrams Accuses GOP Governor-Elect Kemp of “Compromising Our System” and Rigging Election After She Loses by 54,000 Votes

Far left Democrat Stacey Abrams is outraged Democrats were not able to steal the Georgia governor’s election for her. Abrams, a far left radical in favor of reparation payments, told Jake Tapper on CNN that governor-elect Brian Kemp “compromised our system” in Georgia. Democrats discovered announced last SATURDAY, five days after the midterm election, that… Read More

French protests against Macron’s new gas tax turn deadly

French President Emmanuel Macron was supposed to be the new face of Europe and a leader of the new world order, or so we were told upon his election. But back home, he’s increasingly becoming a very disliked figure. That fact became increasingly clear this week after Macron’s new gas tax was announced. The tax… Read More

Another baseless shot at Matt Whitaker

(Paul Mirengoff) This op-ed in the Washington Post is titled (in the paper edition) “Whitaker is just one more crony.” The author, law professor Jed Shugerman, argues that it’s far from unprecedented for presidents to appoint cronies to head the Justice Department. Shugerman is right. He cites Harry Daugherty (Harding’s AG), Howard McGrath (Truman’s), Robert… Read More

Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race

It took two weeks but the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat is (finally) over. I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service. This… Posted by Rick Scott on Sunday, November 18, 2018 He got a quick congrats from President Donald Trump, as well.… Read More

It’s finally over in Florida

(Paul Mirengoff) Almost two weeks after the election, we have definitive winners in the Florida Senate and governor’s races. Bill Nelson has conceded, falling about 10,000 votes short of Rick Scott. Andrew Gillum has conceded, as well. Ron DeSantis edged him by about 32,000 votes. These are important wins for the GOP. However, with the… Read More

Cindy McCain: President Trump is “a negative Nancy”

Some things haven’t changed much since the 2016 election of President Trump. The widow of Senator John McCain gave her first television interview to CBS’s John Dickerson, appearing on “CBS This Morning”. She stated that America “needs a strong leader, not a negative Nancy.” Ok then. McCain told Dickerson she hopes Mr. Trump will learn from the… Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Latest Move on Instagram Is Actually Praiseworthy

Here at RedState, we have expressed our disagreements with the policies and attitudes espoused by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. representative-elect for New York’s 14th district. However, I have nothing but praise for Ocasio-Cortez’ attempt to be more accessible by adding closed-captions to her Instagram video stories. Ocasio-Cortez recently revealed that she began using closed captions after… Read More

Transgender Totalitarianism

How far will society let this go? From the UK: An astonishing 17 pupils at a single British school are in the process of changing gender, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were… Read More

How to Wreck Universities: Make Them Free

(Steven Hayward) One of the high priority items for the incoming Democratic House is to make college free. It is perfectly understandable why Democrats would want to do this. Just look how successful they were at making health care more widely available and affordable with Obamacare! No, that’s not the reason. Noting that people with… Read More

Publicity Stunt: Cleveland Browns To Interview Condi Rice For Head Coach

Condi For POTUS, Not For Cleveland. Cleveland Rocks…at publicity stunts. In what can only be described as one of the dumbest rumors to float out of a professional sports team since the history of such rumors started, Browns have taken the title finally of something. A team desperate for any P.R. The team that plays… Read More

RICHEST Americans Voted DEMOCRAT

The Democrat tactic of deflecting, distracting, deceiving is best illustrated in their “Republicans are the party of the rich” spin. Look around — the GOP, the Trump supporter is the working man or as the Democrats like to call us the “deplorables.” When Trump talks about tax cuts designed to help the working man, the… Read More

WATCH: Melania Trump Has a Message for Those Bullying Her Over Her Anti-Bullying Program

    People are horribly, terribly, shamefully mean to Melania Trump (here, here, and here). What did she ever do to the Left? Marry a billionaire? Nevertheless, they’re downright heartlessly cruel. The quiet and elegant Melania responded Thursday, to criticism over her “Be Best” anti-cyberbullying program. Speaking at Washington D.C.’s Family Online Safety Institute conference Thursday,… Read More

Simple-Minded Antisemite Ocasio Cortez Launches Far Left “Justice Democrats” Calls for Overthrow of Incumbent Democrats (VIDEO)

Oh yes, please eat your own. Ocasio Cortez Launches Far Left “Justice Democrats” – Calls for Overthrow of Incumbent Democrats (VIDEO) By Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, November 18, 2018: Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a conference call for the newly formed “Justice Democrats” on Saturday. The radical far left group called on supporters to start planning… Read More

NFL week 11 open thread

Jazz: So much for being off the bubble in writing the NFL thread. After handing it off to Ed for a week, I came back slightly. Of course, last week’s NFL schedule wasn’t exactly a festival of nail-biters. Ed and I wound up taking the same teams in all but the Dallas game and the… Read More

FOX News Pulls Controversial Trump Campaign Ad

MSM Fox News is showing its true colors. President Trump’s favorite cable news network has pulled his campaign ad that depicts a Central American migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border with Mexico as made up of criminals and accuses Democrats of inviting murderers into the country. “Upon further review, Fox News pulled…… Read More

Polls: Battle Axe McCaskill Going Down

Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, has a lead outside the margin of error over Democrat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in the latest survey of Missouri voters. A poll from the Trafalgar Group, a GOP firm, released on Sunday evening shows Hawley at 44.8 percent while McCaskill is…… Read More

Gillum concedes Florida… at last

So the end of the Florida gubernatorial race came not with a bang, but more of a whimper. As NBC News reported yesterday, Democratic candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded what already looked to be inevitable. To his credit, his closing speech was gracious, including the usual congratulations to his opponent, Ron DeSantis. Democrat… Read More

Refugee from Iraq Accused of Making Two Bombs in Las Vegas for Attack

A Refugee Living In The United States From Iraq Has Been Arrested And Charged With Making Two Bombs In Las Vegas, Nevada And Allegedly Teaching Undercover Fbi Investigators How To Make And Detonate The Explosive Devices. Ahmad Suhad Ahmad, a 30-year-old Iraqi refugee living in Tuscon, Arizona was busted by the FBI after the agency…… Read More

Is Divided Government the New Normal?

(Steven Hayward) Liberals and the media (but I repeat. . .) have decried “gridlock” in Washington for decades now, thus betraying their constitutional illiteracy. I have half-joked many times before that gridlock is the next best thing to constitutional government—a corollary to my axiom that while our Constitution may not be perfect, it is certainly… Read More

Chelsea Handler Goes Nude to Urge America to ‘Vote Like Your Life Depends on It’

Comedian And Left-wing Activist Chelsea Handler Stripped Nude To Promote Voting In Tuesday’s Midterm Elections In A New Video She Posted On Social Media. “You have to vote like your life depends on it! Vote!” Chelsea Handler said in an Instagram story where she appeared naked. This post comes as many Hollywood stars are getting involved in the midterm…… Read More

Trump Destroys Far-Left Narrative, Admits Mistake on National TV

Let’s be honest: When you look up the word “humble” in the dictionary, there isn’t a photo of Donald Trump. There’s no denying that the billionaire-turned-president has a high opinion of himself, which is easily confirmed by his past tendency to stick his name on everything from buildings to steaks. His opponents, however, have taken…… Read More

ABC, NBC Give Alec Baldwin A Pass, Unlike Roseanne Barr, Megyn Kelly

It’s wonderful to be a liberal in Hollywood — you can get away with anything. Take Alec Baldwin. He was arrested on Saturday and charged with assaulting a fellow Manhattanite who he claims stole his parking spot. But NBC — where he stars on “Saturday Night Live,” playing President Trump — didn’t do a thing…… Read More

IN 2016, SOROS BOASTED OF SPENDING $500 MILLION ON MIGRANTS

Democratic donor George Soros earmarked half a billion dollars in 2016 to support migrants, writing that “harnessing the power of the private sector” is critical to support the “tens of millions of people [who] are on the move, fleeing their home countries in search of a better life abroad.” “I have decided to earmark $500 million…… Read More

Missing in Broward County

(Scott Johnson) The manual recount that (I’m going out on a limb here) will confirm the victory of Florida Governor Rick Scott over incumbent nullity Bill Nelson continues, but there is a hold-up in Broward County: Broward County’s ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered… Read More

Democrats Complain Of ‘PTSD,’ ‘Anxiety’ Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Democrats are paying visits to their therapists, complaining of “post traumatic stress disorder,” “nightmares,” and “anxiety” ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, according to a report from Politico. “Haunted by memories of 2016, liberals around the country are riven with anxiety in the campaign’s homestretch,” the Washington, D.C.-based outlet claims, adding that leftists are grappling with…… Read More

Georgia Sec. of State: Democrats Tried to ‘Hack’ Voter Registration Site

Political Tensions Ratcheted Further Sunday When Secretary Of State (Sos) And Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Brian Kemp’s Office Accused The Georgia Democratic Party Of Attempting To “breach” The State’s Online Voter Registration System On Saturday. The Department Of Homeland Security And The Fbi Were Alerted To The Situation, According To Official Statements. The two statements issued…… Read More

Sunday morning coming down

(Scott Johnson) I’ve just about exhausted my knowledge of popular music in this series. This morning I would like to turn to the the weekly John Pizzarelli/Jessica Molaskey syndicated radio show that they call Radio Deluxe to deliver the goods. I usually catch it on Saturday afternoons at 5:00 on the KBEM in the Twin… Read More

Ocasio-Cortez prepares for war… on her own party

She hasn’t even drawn her first paycheck as a member of Congress yet and won’t be casting any votes for a couple of months, but the political media is already flitting around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like moths surrounding a streetlight. And she’s responding to all the attention by setting a big agenda for herself. Rather than… Read More

Energized Donald Trump Supporters Chant ‘Six More Years!’ at Georgia Rally

President Donald Trump rallied in Georgia on Sunday in front of a massive crowd of supporters. “This is the greatest political movement in the history of our country, maybe ever,” Donald Trump said. “There’s never been anything like this, but we have to keep going because the changes we’ve made are incredible.” The crowd shouted…… Read More

Dan Crenshaw Gives Perfect Challenge To ‘SNL’ After They Mock His War Wound

Republican Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw either has a tremendous amount of class or a tremendous PR team because the war veteran’s response to “Saturday Night Live” mocking his lost eye over the weekend has been tremendously classy. Rather than demand a “hollow apology” from the sketch comedy show, Crenshaw has politely asked that “Saturday…… Read More

Graham Slams MSNBC, NBC — ‘They Are Allies of the Democratic Party’

During a Monday interview with conservative talker and MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized MSNBC and NBC for being “allies of the Democratic Party.” Graham noted how the networks covered Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault accusations, as well as “Saturday Night Live” taking a shot at former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw, a candidate in Texas’…… Read More

Facebook Caves to Left-Wing Journalists Demanding Removal of Trump Midterm Ad

Facebook has refused ad purchases from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which is seeking to encourage voter support for Republicans in competitive races before Tuesday’s midterm elections. The social media giant pulled the ads Monday following pressure from CNN, the Daily Beast, and other left-wing journalists. Our new ad starts tonight. Take a look at…… Read More

Poll: 79% of Farmers Sticking with Trump

While Democrat hopes for a ‘blue wave’ in the midterm election may still come true, they will not be getting much of a boost from American farmers Seventy-nine percent of farmers support or strongly support President Donald Trump, according to a survey of 600 commercial farmers and ranchers commissioned by Agri-Pulse, an industry publication. The…… Read More

Trump Rips CNN’s ‘Fake Suppression Polls’ and ‘Low’ Ratings

President Trump mocked the far left CNN’s “fake suppression polls” and “low ratings” in a Tweet on Monday morning. “So funny to see the CNN Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric,” the president wrote. “Watch for real results Tuesday. We are lucky CNN’s ratings are so low. Don’t fall for the Suppression Game,” he warned,…… Read More

A Poem For Sunday Morning

James Matthew Wilson (Wiseblood Books screenshot) How Many Exiles In The Monastery How many exiles in the monastery Copied some painted page in heavy tomes And filled its margins with the spry but weary Details recalled of their forsaken homes?   Some displaced readers down the centuries Have opened Dante’s De vulgari and found Their… Read More

Busted! The NYT and CNN Embarrass Themselves – Again – In Their Coverage of Sexual Harassment Story

Let’s start with the real story. Two Congressmen were formally rebuked by the House Ethics Committee on Friday for sexual harassment. One man, Democrat Ruben Kihuen (NV) was rebuked for making “persistent and unwanted advances towards women who were required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities.” The second man, Republican Mark Meadows (NC),… Read More

A First: US Votes for Israel’s Right to Golan Heights

The most pro-Israel President since the State of Israel was founded in 1948 has done it again, for the first time having the US delegation to the United Nations affirm Israel’s right to the Golan Heights, a strategic necessity for Israel. Before Israel took the Golan in the Six-Day War, Syrian Muslims would stand on… Read More

Sunday morning talking heads

A slow-ish news week in politics gives both parties a chance to show off their newly elected freshmen in the House on the Sunday shows. Democrats have dozens to choose from but are pushing a “Year of the Woman” message by showcasing Deb Haaland of New Mexico and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania. Haaland and Houlahan… Read More

Why We Wall

The Age of WallsHow Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our Worldby Tim MarshallScribner, 288 pp., $26 “We weaken our greatness,” the late senator John McCain wrote in his farewell statement, “when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down.”read more weeklystandard.com Full Story Here Weekly Standard November 18, 2018 5:07 am Support Us

Short Sweets

E.B. White, who died in 1985 at age 86, was one of the most celebrated essayists of the 20th century, but he surely knew that most people wouldn’t remember him for the sublimely expressed first-person reflections he published in the New Yorker and Harper’s. Those pieces, collected in such volumes as One Man’s Meat and… Read More

Crash Course

A decade ought to be enough time to make sense of the financial crisis of 2008—to unearth the relevant facts and sort through, with some scholarly distance, the most important debates. While there is no shortage of books that have sought to explain the causes and events of the crisis and offer lessons for the… Read More

Friends of Elmer

Hunting is becoming the sport that dare not speak its name. Full Story Here National Review November 18, 2018 4:42 am Support Us

The Brexit Crisis

There is no good end to this crisis under Theresa May’s leadership or on the basis of this dangerous and undemocratic deal. Full Story Here National Review November 18, 2018 4:42 am Support Us

Joy Behar Whines That Country Music Award Show Isn’t Political Enough

While many Americans lament the politicization of everyday entertainment, talk show host Joy Behar is calling for even more. While discussing the annual Country Music Association awards during “The View” on Thursday, Behar bashed country music stars for not touching on politics during their 52nd awards show earlier this week. The hosts of “The View”…… Read More

The horror! U.S. sides with Israel over Syria

(Paul Mirengoff) Every year the joke that is the United Nations passes a resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights. Every year, the U.S. abstains from voting on the resolution. Every year, it passes with only Israel voting against it. But not this year. This year, the Trump administration decided to oppose the resolution.… Read More

School Bans Expensive Coats to Protect its Poorer Students’ Feelings

    Strap yourselves in and brace for ridiculousness. When you were growing up, your school probably had bans on certain things — calculator watches…boys going into the girls locker room…idiocy… Well, a bit has changed  — these days, kids have iPhones and laptops, and they’re forced to poop together (here). Got a daughter? Some… Read More

Rooney takes Wembley bow

(Paul Mirengoff) Fifteen and a half years ago, Wayne Rooney, then 17, was called up to the England national team. His reaction to the call-up when told about it by a member of the Everton staff was to ask whether Tony Hibbert, a teammate of Rooney’s on the Everton youth squad, had also been selected.… Read More

Is the CIA a Rogue Agency?

(John Hinderaker) Someone leaked the CIA’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the murder of Islamist Jamal Khashoggi to the Washington Post. The Post’s account sounds like it came from inside the CIA, but we can’t be sure of that: perhaps someone in another agency, like the State Department, who was familiar… Read More

Trump Will Declare Iran in Breach of Chemical Weapons Conventions

    Highlighting a difference between Sheriff Trump and a-sight-less-than-stern Obama, a plan is set for the President to declare Iran in breach of the Chemical Weapons Conventions (check out Trump’s other cool moves here, here and here). ‘Cause he don’t play. The Obama administration held off on such action in favor of efforts toward the… Read More

It’s Over, Again — Andrew Gillum Concedes, DeSantis Wins Florida

    Big news in the Florida election. Again. It’s over. Again. Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded. Again. The intense race jetted forth more than a week after election day, and things have finally come to a halt — two days after the Thursday deadline for recount totals. That tally gained Mr. G only one… Read More

Tijuana mayor on arriving migrant caravan: ‘It’s a tsunami’

About 2,000 members of the migrant caravan have now reached their destination in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few miles south of San Diego. But the town’s mayor and many residents have not been thrilled by their arrival. Friday, Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum called the influx a “tsunami” and referred to some of the migrants as “bums.”… Read More

Saturday Night Cinema: Crime and Punishment

Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema feature is simply a masterpiece. Overly condensed, of course, this adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel features a young, intense Peter Lorre as the arrogant Raskolnikov, committing a murder and then fighting it out both with his conscience and police inspector Arnold. Lorre is – as ever – marvelous. Shortly upon his arrival… Read More

They #StandWithIlhan

(John Hinderaker) As Scott wrote here, glamorous freshman Representative Ilhan Omar caused a stir by coming out in favor of the anti-Israel BDS (“boycott, divestment and sanctions”) movement. Those who had been paying attention weren’t surprised, but most of Omar’s 5th District Jewish constituents apparently didn’t see it coming. Omar’s left-wing supporters cheered her endorsement… Read More

SCOTUS to look at testimony involving census citizenship question

When it was first announced that the government would be expanding the practice of asking a question about citizenship to all census forms in 2020 (rather than just the long forms where it’s already asked), open borders proponents were outraged. A flurry of lawsuits from blue states followed which have been tied up in the… Read More

Legatus Withholding 2019 Vatican Tithe

Detail of Tom Monaghan letter Legatus is a national organization for Catholic business leaders. On November 16, its founder and CEO, Thomas Monaghan, sent this out to the membership: Dear fellow members, On September 6th, I wrote you on behalf of the Board of Governors to share with you the Board’s decision to withhold our… Read More

The new Title IX rules, while imperfect, are an improvement

A draft of the new Title IX rules from the Department of Education was circulated a couple of months ago and they predictably had progressive groups setting their hair on fire. The final version has now been rolled out and, while there were some minor (but troubling) changes made, those same groups aren’t going to… Read More

Jeff Bezos Admits ‘Amazon Will Fail,’ But Tells Employees They Must Delay It

Just days before Amazon announced its new headquarters in New York City and Arlington County, Virginia, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos offered a pessimistic view of the company’s future. At a company meeting last Thursday in Seattle, Amazon employees had the opportunity to ask Bezos about his thoughts on Amazon’s future, according to CNBC.…… Read More

Mike Pence Laughs in the Face of a Report Claiming Trump Questioned His Loyalty

Vice President Mike Pence revealed that he laughed with President Donald Trump about an anonymous New York Times report claiming Trump questioned Pence’s loyalty. It should be evident to everyone by now that the establishment media is obsessed with unsourced and anonymous reports about what happens in the White House. The most recent potentially fake…… Read More

How can Love survive?

(Scott Johnson) In his press conference following the midterm elections last week, President Trump unloaded on Utah Fourth District Rep. Mia Love. Trump scolded or mocked her, saying that that Love “gave me no love.” He added: “And she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that Mia.” Trump’s comments implied a cause and effect relationship between… Read More

Trump comes to Nancy Pelosi’s rescue in speaker race

Nancy Pelosi is having a bit of a time trying to secure the votes necessary to get back into her old office of Speaker of the House. She feels entitled to the position and she’s just not ready to admit that it’s time for the next generation of Democrats to move into more positions of… Read More

Pence vs. Chinese President: World Leaders Trade Barbs at National Summit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded blows Saturday as they offered different visions for the Asia-Pacific region. Both Pence and Xi spoke at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Papua New Guinea about China’s aggressive push for influence in the region. Pence harshly criticized China’s infrastructure plan, known as the “Belt…… Read More

‘A Truly Spectacular Ally’: Trump’s Saudi First Foreign Policy

Mohammed bin Salman’s responsibility for the Khashoggi murder is getting harder and harder for Trump to deny: The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing, according to people… Read More

A new sanctuary city for Second Amendment rights

This isn’t the first place such an idea has been put forward, but it may be one of the more surprising locations to see it crop up. We’ve seen a number of places where rural areas have passed “sanctuary” resolutions to protect Second Amendment rights. There are currently more than 25 counties in western Illinois… Read More

Israeli company Watergen can extract CLEAN water from thin air

This small Israeli company may resolve the world’s water crisis. This is the country that Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib want to boycott. Israel is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, and no country should ever boycott it. It should be disqualifying for any American politician… Read More

What About That Desperate Need For Decorum at the White House?

As of yesterday, the long, national nightmare known as “Jim Acosta is a victim” reached a sort-of conclusion. After a court ruling, the White House reinstated, albeit temporarily, Acosta’s press pass and the grandstanding, obnoxious, scene-stealing CNN reporter is now back in his spot at press conferences. Frankly, it was the right move. As I… Read More

The Mueller Investigation: A Progress Report

Many Americans have either forgotten or simply lost interest in Robert Mueller’s Trump/Russia collusion investigation. It was not raised as an issue during the midterms. A CNN exit poll found that “54% of respondents think the Russia probe is “politically motivated”; a 46% plurality disapprove of Mr. Mueller’s handling of it.” It’s anyone’s guess whether… Read More

Hugh Fitzgerald: Is Islam the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion?

This triumphalist statement is a staple of Islamic propaganda. If Islam is the “world’s fastest-growing religion,” then this must surely reflect, its adherents believe, its innate superiority to other faiths. And it suggests that this rise is inexorable and irreversible. But the picture is not quite so clear. Look at the figures being given for… Read More

Conservative Entrepreneur Banned from Facebook Launches Competing Social Media Platform

A conservative entrepreneur whose pages were banned from Facebook is looking to launch a stone Goliath’s way — although whether it’ll hit remains to be seen. According to a press release through MarketWatch, Addison Riddleberger said his “innovative new social networking platform geared toward conservatives, TrumpTown.com, has officially opened its virtual doors in an attempt…… Read More

Trump Points Out the ‘Ironic’ ‘Con’ of the Migrant Caravan

We’ve all seen the pictures from the migrant caravan currently working its way up through Mexico toward the United States border. While the phenomenon has gotten less coverage than it did before the midterm elections, there’s one item in particular that you can probably remember from the drone-and-helicopter wide shots showing the crowd: the waving…… Read More

Robert Spencer: Ilhan Omar Caught In Another Lie, She Really Does Support BDS

The Forward reported Tuesday that many of the Jewish supporters of newly elected Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) “were grappling with remarks her office made on Sunday to a website called MuslimGirl, claiming that Omar supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.” They were concerned because “this seemed like a bait-and-switch to many… Read More

American Conservatism in the 21st Century- Part 3: A Moral Compass

========= =========Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement. ========= ========= For the vast majority of our country’s history, there was an important moral compass pointing the way- religion.  Today, less and less people consider themselves “Christian,” let alone “religious.”  That is not an indictment against religion; it is an example of… Read More