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With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow

KYIV, Ukraine—A nation doesn’t always reveal its pride or its undying hope for a better future through military parades and presidential speeches. Sometimes, it’s a 40-year-old combat veteran standing rigid in his military fatigues, a medal pinned to his chest, bowing his head in remembrance of fallen comrades while tears run down his cheeks and his hands lay gently on the shoulders of his 14-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. “I fought to give my children a better life,” Alex Sinelnichenko, that 40-year-old Ukrainian combat veteran, said during a military parade in Kyiv on Thursday, part of Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations. “In spite of everything, I still have hope for the future,” Sinelnichenko said. Thursday marked Ukraine’s fourth consecutive Independence Day at war. (Photos: Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal) On Thursday morning, thousands of people lined Khreshchatyk, … Read entire article »

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Ohio Wants to Clean Up Its Voter Rolls. Why Are Democrats So Up in Arms?

When Republicans went to the White House early in Barack Obama’s presidency to negotiate specifics of an economic stimulus bill, Obama reminded them that his policy preferences must prevail because “elections have consequences.” “At the end of the day, I won,” he told them. “So, I think on that one, I trump you.” Of course, when he said that, Obama couldn’t possibly have foreseen the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, but seldom has an election been more consequential. That elections have consequences was further underscored when Trump rightly reversed course on a misinterpretation of a 1993 law by the previous administration. That law, the National Voter Registration Act, reformed the nation’s voter registration process. Having reversed course, the Justice Department is now siding with Ohio in its legitimate efforts to clean up its … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Operation Choke Point Is Over. But Without Major Reforms, It Could Happen Again.

Kudos to the Justice Department for ending Operation Choke Point. Operation Choke Point was an effort by Obama administration officials to destroy lawful businesses that they personally disliked by intimidating finance companies into denying them service. Last week, Stephen E. Boyd, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs, wrote a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., saying that Operation Choke Point was “misguided” and that “law abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for operating in an industry that a particular administration might disfavor.” Although Operation Choke Point is now over, the federal government’s power to target individuals, groups, and corporations remains as vast and murky as ever. That is due to an excess of federal criminal law and regulations that most people have never heard of. Those rules … Read entire article »

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I Went to a Vandalized Columbus Monument. Here’s What I Saw.

The debate over whether or not to tear down Confederate statues deemed offensive has quickly moved on to other historical figures. Christopher Columbus, the Italian sailor who opened up the New World to migration from the Old, is now in the crosshairs of protesters and vandals. What is likely the oldest monument to Columbus in the United States was targeted and badly damaged by vandals on Monday night. A YouTube video of a man taking a sledgehammer to the front of the 225-year-old statue at a park in Baltimore, Maryland, was posted online. >>> Here Are 8 Monuments That Have Been Attacked Since Charlottesville At one time in American history, Columbus was almost universally admired. He was so celebrated that our capital city, the District of Columbia, was named after him, and “Hail Columbia” … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Here Are Some Key Ways the Mainstream Media Distorts the Truth

“Our leading media” are characterized by “indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly.” Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, on the media’s reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. To understand America’s crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two institutions: the university and the news media. They do not regard their mission as educating and informing but indoctrinating. In this column, I will focus on the media. I will dissect one issue that I know extremely well: the national and local coverage of the invitation extended to me to guest conduct the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The concert took place last week. I am well aware that this event is far less significant than many other … Read entire article »

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Trump Praises Vets for Keeping ‘History and Culture’

President Donald Trump spoke about patriotism and unity Wednesday, in addressing the American Legion’s 99th National Convention, before enacting another reform at the long-troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. “We look at them and say, ‘You’re fired,’” @POTUS says. During his remarks, the president invited Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam Navy veteran Donald E. Ballard to the stage for a few words. “I believe we’ve elected the right leader to lead us out, to drain the swamp,” Ballard told a cheering audience in Reno, Nevada. Trump joked, “That was very risky. I didn’t know what was going to happen.” The president heralded veterans in the audience and around the country, and also called Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin “a true reformer.” “Every veteran here today is part of a long, unbroken chain of American heroes,” Trump … Read entire article »

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Why Are Trump’s Justice Department Appointees Protecting the IRS?

Various media sources have reported that federal District Court Judge Reggie Walton has ordered the IRS to finally respond to various legal requests for information and documents made by the conservative tea party organizations that sued the agency. But the question that no one is asking is why that order was even necessary, and why the Justice Department, which is now supposedly under the control and authority of the new administration, hasn’t reversed its obstinate, inflexible, and stubborn defense of the IRS. It was over four years ago that the inspector general for tax administration at the Treasury Department released a report detailing that the IRS had targeted conservative nonprofit organizations seeking tax-exempt status, and that then-IRS employee Lois Lerner admitted what had been happening at an American Bar Association meeting in … Read entire article »

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What the US Should Achieve in Afghanistan

In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, The Heritage Foundation’s Luke Coffey explains why President Donald Trump made the right call on Afghanistan. “The goal in Afghanistan is to get that country to a point where its able to manage its internal security by itself without tens of thousands of Western troops on the ground. This is the goal. Nothing more, nothing less,” he says. Watch the full interview above. The post What the US Should Achieve in Afghanistan appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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The Growing Racial Divide Within Black Lives Matter

The Growing Racial Divide Within Black Lives Matter

After the events in Charlottesville and Boston of recent days, expect Black Lives Matter to be both energized as a movement and for the broader left to double down on race as a means to achieving radical social upheaval. Yet even as the movement regains steam with a focus on the physical dismantling of statues and artifacts, a fissure is expanding within the ranks of Black Lives Matter. I’m a behavioral science researcher who studies the deeply … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

My ‘Sex Change’ Was a Myth. Why Trying to Change One’s Sex Will Always Fail.

Recently, during a radio show on which I appeared as a guest, a caller posed a question I frequently get asked: “Do the administration of cross-gender hormones and genital surgery change a boy into a girl or a girl into a boy?” The answer is simple: biologically, not at all. Underneath all the cosmetic procedures, vocal training, and hair growth or hair removal lies a physical reality. Biologically, the person has not changed from a man into a woman or vice versa. Sex is an indelible fact of a person’s biology. Specifically, it describes one’s biological makeup with respect to its organization for reproduction. As Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh explain in The New Atlantis: In biology, an organism is male or female if it is structured to perform one of the … Read entire article »

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