Jonathan Rodden: A Model Of Political Demonization
on December 9, 2019 at 09:56
Image credit: Steve GladfelterIn the News mentioning Jonathan Roddenvia Harvard Kennedy SchoolJonathan Rodden, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. Date: Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Location: Bell Hall—Belfer 500.
The Enemy Within
by General Jim Mattis on December 1, 2019 at 09:44
Image credit: istockFeaturedvia The AtlanticOur grasp on what it takes to sustain a democracy is slipping.
Building Democracy on Sand: Israel without a Constitution
by Arye Carmon on December 1, 2019 at 08:12
Booksvia Hoover Institution PressAutobiographical anecdotes of the author’s life in Israel illuminate a philosophical discussion of that nation’s democratic vulnerabilities amid its identity conflicts and its absence of a constitution.
Android phones hacked; ‘hundreds of millions’ cameras, GPS, microphones affected
by Ryan Morgan on November 20, 2019 at 19:53
Google and Samsung on Tuesday disclosed several security vulnerabilities to their phones, allowing attackers to bypass a phone user’s security protections. The security vulnerabilities could allow a hacker to access the Google Camera app on the Google Pixel 2XL and Pixel 3 smartphones. According to Forbes, the vulnerabilities were uncovered by the Checkmarx security research …Read more
Justice Department Rules Fix NICS A Success
by Guns and Gear on November 20, 2019 at 19:43
There is further evidence in the report that the Fix NICS Act is leading to improvements beyond an increase in the number of prohibiting records.
A Pro-Growth Alternative to the Left’s Tax Hike Agenda
by Adam Michel on November 20, 2019 at 19:42
America needs a bold agenda to solidify the current economic expansion and return hard-earned money to taxpayers. That runs counter to the consensus of those… Read More The post A Pro-Growth Alternative to the Left’s Tax Hike Agenda appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Prince Andrew Steps Back from Public Duties Following Interview on Epstein Allegations
by Zachary Evans on November 20, 2019 at 19:40
Prince Andrew announced on Wednesday a leave of absence, following a Saturday BBC interview regarding his former friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Pence’s office denies Sondland’s testimony that he told Pence about Ukraine quid pro quo concerns
by Aaron Colen on November 20, 2019 at 19:38
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified Wednesday that he raised concerns to Vice President Mike Pence that security aid to Ukraine was contingent upon Ukraine announcing investigations into 2016 election interference and Joe and Hunter Biden — but the VP’s office is denying any such conversation ever took place.Sondland, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as a part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, said the conversation with Pence took place on Sept. 1, just before Pence met with Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky.”I mentioned to Vice President Pence before the meetings with the Ukrainians that I had concerns that the delay in aid had become tied to the issue of investigations,” Sondland said. The ambassador said Zelensky raised concerns about the delayed aid during the meeting, and that Pence responded by telling Zelensky he would address the matter with President Trump.Sondland’s revelation was significant, as it was the first piece of testimony tying the vice president to the alleged bribery/extortion/quid pro quo scandal Democrats are using as the basis of their impeachment effort. But Pence, through his chief of staff, denied that the conversation occurred.”The Vice President never had a conversation with Gordon Sondland about investigating the Bidens, Burisma, or the conditional release of financial aid to Ukraine based upon potential investigations,” the statement read. “Ambassador Gordon Sondland was never alone with Vice President Pence on the September 1 trip to Poland. This alleged discussion recalled by Ambassador Sondland never happened.”Multiple witnesses have testified under oath that Vice President Pence never raised Hunter Biden, Crowdstrike, Burisma, or investigations in any conversation with Ukrainians or President Zelensky before, during, or after the Sept. 1 meeting in Poland,” it concluded. A spokesman for Energy Secretary Rick Perry also claimed that Sondland’s sworn testimony was inaccurate.”Ambassador Sondland’s testimony today misrepresented both Secretary Perry’s interaction with Rudy Giuliani and direction the Secretary received from President Trump,” the statement read. “As previously stated, Secretary Perry spoke to Rudy Giuliani only once at the President’s request. No one else was on that call. At no point before, during, or after that phone call did the words ‘Biden’ or ‘Burisma’ ever come up in the presence of Secretary Perry.”
Ivanka Stuns In Head-To-Toe Caramel Pantsuit And Coat Combo At WH
by Katie Jerkovich on November 20, 2019 at 19:37
Woman Runs into Fire To Save Wailing, Terrified Koala
by Kim Davis on November 20, 2019 at 19:37
‘He has been bandaged and given antibiotics but will take a lot of looking after, if he pulls through.’ The post Woman Runs into Fire To Save Wailing, Terrified Koala appeared first on The Western Journal.
Tara LaRosa On Taking Down Anti-Trump Protestor In Portland
by Anders Hagstrom on November 20, 2019 at 19:35
Down in three seconds…
Wikipedia’s Anti-Israel Editors Unmasked
by Adam Kredo on November 20, 2019 at 19:35
A pro-Israel organization has exposed the identities of many top Wikipedia editors who use the online encyclopedia to promote anti-Israel bias and causes, a first-of-its-kind effort that is unmasking a global online network of Israel critics. The post Wikipedia’s Anti-Israel Editors Unmasked appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
Is Elizabeth Warren Too Conservative For Democrats?
by William Davis on November 20, 2019 at 19:33
‘Falls short of calling for systemic transformation’
Climate Myths Perpetuated by the Alarmists
by John Stossel on November 20, 2019 at 19:33
“How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!” insisted teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. “We are in the… Read More The post Climate Myths Perpetuated by the Alarmists appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Tom Fitton on War Room: Democrats Didn’t Even Know What They Were Impeaching Trump Over Until They Asked Focus Groups
by Alicia Powe on November 20, 2019 at 19:30
Tom Fitton, founder and president of Judicial Watch joined Steve Bannon’s War Room to discuss the ongoing impeachment coup against President Donald Trump. After conducting focus groups, Democrats discovered Americans are skeptical and dismissive of their effort to impeach President Trump with baseless charges of “quid quo pro” and “obstruction of justice.” In a desperate The post Tom Fitton on War Room: Democrats Didn’t Even Know What They Were Impeaching Trump Over Until They Asked Focus Groups appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Senators Demand Answers About Epstein’s Apparent Suicide While In Custody
by Chris White on November 20, 2019 at 19:27
ICE Furious as ‘Dangerous Sanctuary Policies’ Allow Illegal Charged with Manslaughter To Flee to Mexico
by Joe Saunders on November 20, 2019 at 19:26
It wasn’t a hit-and-run — until local officials let the suspect run to Mexico. An illegal alien who was allegedly behind the wheel of a speeding Chrysler 300 when it crashed into a Ford Fusion on July 12 in Oregon, leaving one woman dead, was allowed to go free on bail because Washington County declined… The post ICE Furious as ‘Dangerous Sanctuary Policies’ Allow Illegal Charged with Manslaughter To Flee to Mexico appeared first on The Western Journal.
Teachers’ active-shooter firearm training is so popular there’s a waiting list for sheriff’s six-week course
by Dave Urbanski on November 20, 2019 at 19:23
Active-shooter firearm training for teachers is so popular in one Utah county that there’s a waiting list for the sheriff’s department’s six-week course, NBC News reported. Image source: NBC News video screenshot What are the details? Among those participating in the Utah County Sheriff’s Teachers Academy are school administrators, librarians, custodians — but mostly teachers, the network said. Image source: NBC News video screenshot One of the pupils is fourth-grade teacher Jeff Mortensen, NBC News said: “Those parents send those kids to school expecting that they’re going to be kept safe. Right now, that’s on the teachers.” Image source: NBC News video screenshot The course covers topics such as first aid for child gunshot victims, self-defense, de-escalation, and shooting targets using sniper rifles, NBC News said. And if killing those who threaten students’ lives is necessary, so be it — the network said those taking the course are instructed on how to fire deadly shots. Image source: NBC News video screenshot “If teachers are carrying guns, well, I want them to know how to use a gun,” Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith told NBC News, adding that while “everybody hopes it never happens … hope is a terrible strategy for success.” More from the network: Following a recent lockdown in Salt Lake City school district, deputies found teachers had left guns unsecured various places including in desks or inside of a purse. Smith was worried that some faculty were already bringing weapons to school around children without any training which is what led him to host the six-week training course. […] At least 42 states require schools to conduct safety or security drills such as lock downs, active-shooter or similar safety drills, according to the Education Commission of the States. Utah is one of at least nine states that allow teachers to carry guns in public schools, as long as they are secured and concealed. But not everybody is down with gun training for teachers Some school safety experts are not in favor of arming and training educators to take down active shooters. “Teachers want to be armed with technology and textbooks and the tools to provide instruction,” Ken Trump, a school safety expert with the National School Safety and Security Services consulting firm, told the network. “They are not employed in a position to provide public safety services.” He added that “a principal is not qualified to play the role of police chief to make sure that their staff members are properly armed with the right equipment,” NBC News said. In addition, he argued to the network that law enforcement arriving during an active shooter situation won’t be able to easily distinguish a teacher with a gun from the attacker with a gun. But Mortensen is resolute that as a teacher part of his job is to protect students, NBC News said: “They look to me as the person who’s going to keep them safe.” Inside Teacher Shooting Lessons To Defend Classrooms | NBC News Now www.youtube.com
Alessandra Ambrosio Heats Things Up With Black Swimsuit Shot
by Katie Jerkovich on November 20, 2019 at 19:17
HUGE UPDATE– Burisma Indictment Reveals Ex-President Yanukovich Illegally Obtained $7.4 Billion Laundered Thru Fund “Close to US Democratic Party”
by Jim Hoft on November 20, 2019 at 19:16
Hunter Biden: board member of Burisma from April 2014 to April 2019 The head of Burisma Holdings was indicted this week in Ukraine! Ukrainian Prosecutor General indicted Burisma owner Nikolai Zlochevsky. The claim alleges that Hunter Biden and his partners received $16.5 million for their ‘services’ Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden took a The post HUGE UPDATE– Burisma Indictment Reveals Ex-President Yanukovich Illegally Obtained $7.4 Billion Laundered Thru Fund “Close to US Democratic Party” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Snapchat Challenging Facebook’s Political Ad Free Speech Stance?
by Alexander Hall on November 20, 2019 at 19:15
In what could be perceived as a subtle barb at Facebook, and perhaps even Twitter too, Snapchat declared its commitment to battling “misinformation” with the upcoming election in mind. “We subject all advertising to review, including political advertising,” the Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said on Monday, according to CNBC. He continued, adding, “I think what we try to do is create a place for political ads on our platform, especially because we reach so many young people and first-time voters we want them to be able to engage with the political conversation, but…
Nets Cheer Sondland ‘Directly Implicating’ Trump…Then Admit He Didn’t
by Kyle Drennen on November 20, 2019 at 19:15
During an 11:00 a.m. ET hour break in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, all three broadcast networks eagerly proclaimed the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, was “directly implicating” President Trump in a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine. However, just minutes later, those same networks admitted that Sondland never heard any such thing directly from the President.