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Black Leaders Should Focus on Lifting People Out of Poverty, Not Purging Statues

Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47 percent. During that interval, blacks were politically impotent. There were no anti-poverty programs or affirmative action programs. Nonetheless, this poverty reduction exceeded that in any other 20-year interval. But the black leadership argued that … Read entire article »

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As Conflict Emerges Around the World, the US Must Not Defund This Critical Program

In the coming days, Congress will vote on major spending legislation that will include funding cuts for foreign policy and defense programs. Among the items on the chopping block is the United States Institute of Peace, a government-funded think tank devoted to furthering development and peace in the world. In a world where North Korea has just conducted its sixth nuclear weapons test, individuals in Burma may be facing genocide, famine is occurring in South Sudan, and conflict is plaguing the Middle East, now is an inadvisable time to defund a think tank devoted to cultivating peace and addressing conflict in the world. The Institute of Peace’s work alleviates strain on the U.S. government by conducting on-the-ground research to develop best practices in aid and development. It is a “do-tank” that puts policy … Read entire article »

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The Left’s Intimidation Tactics Against Conservative Opinion

For those unfamiliar with the term, Marranos was the name given to Jews in medieval Spain and Portugal who secretly maintained their Judaism while living as Catholics in public, especially in the 15th century during the Spanish Inquisition. There is, of course, no Spanish Inquisition in America today—no one is being tortured into confessing what they really believe, and no one is being burned at the stake. But there are millions of Marrano-like Americans: Americans who hold conservative views—especially those who hold conservative positions on social issues and those who voted for Donald Trump for president. Millions of Americans who hold conservative and/or pro-Trump views rationally fear ostracism by their peers, public humiliation, ruined reputations, broken families, job loss, and the inability to work in their field. Under these circumstances, they have decided that … Read entire article »

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

The Navy Is Having Collisions at Sea. Here’s Why It’s Happening and What Should Be Done.

In the past two and a half months, the Navy has experienced the worst peacetime surface ship collisions in over 41 years. Two recent collisions—first the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), then the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)—took place with commercial vessels and claimed the lives of 17 U.S. sailors during routine “independent steaming” operations in the western Pacific Ocean. These tragic incidents, coupled with the USS Antietam (CG 54) grounding and the USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) collision in the past eight months, have raised significant concerns about the state of the Navy’s surface fleet readiness and operational proficiency. Of additional concern is that all of these ships were part of the Seventh Fleet and the Navy’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. In the wake of the McCain collision, the … Read entire article »

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Tax Reform Will ‘Help Everyone,’ This Small-Business Owner Says

For one struggling business owner in America’s heartland, tax reform is a must. “Tax reform is gonna help everyone,” Carla Young, owner of C.J.’s Cleaning Service LLC in Sedalia, Missouri, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “There’s no way everyone can’t benefit.” Young, whose small commercial cleaning business is just months shy of turning 25 years old, was born and grew up in Sedalia, where she also lives. She said her experiences with employees demonstrate the need for overhauling the nation’s tax code. Young told the story of a former employee who would make up for money he lost in taxes by shopping at a food bank: He told me that he would take his check stubs and show them how much money was taken out in taxes … Read entire article »

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Trump Signals Willingness to Trade ‘Dreamers’ Amnesty for Merit-Based Immigration Reform

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he may accept some sort of legal status for “Dreamers” enacted by Congress in return for lawmakers’ strengthening of immigration law, including merit-based reforms. “We will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion–but through the lawful Democratic process,” @POTUS says. In a statement issued after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the gradual end of protections for so-called Dreamers, those brought illegally to the U.S. as children, Trump called for Congress to “advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first.” The president specifically mentioned a merit-based system for legal immigration and reforms to the issuing of green cards allowing immigrants to live and work here permanently. Currently, Dreamers are allowed to work and are protected from deportation under a program unilaterally ordered in 2012 … Read entire article »

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The Southern Poverty Law Center Almost Got Me Killed. Why Does the Media Still Propagate Its ‘Hate Map’?

When the elevator door opened in the lobby, my colleagues and I saw a man sitting, bleeding, surrounded by police. We stared in silence as police yelled at us to get back upstairs. The elevator door quietly closed, and we returned to our fifth-floor office. Up there, we hadn’t heard Floyd Corkins’ gunshot that hit our security guard, Leo Johnson—just the sudden rush and wail of police cars and ambulances filling our D.C. street. Even after the scene in the lobby, it didn’t occur to us that the bleeding man was Leo, or that something had happened inside our own building. We just assumed that someone had been injured on the street outside and was receiving medical attention in the lobby of the Family Research Council building, where our D.C. office for Alliance Defending … Read entire article »

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Underreported: Christian Baker Reacts to Government Official Comparing Him to a Nazi

In 2014, Colorado Civil Rights Commissioner Diann Rice compared Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony, to perpetrators of the Holocaust. She said: I would also like to reiterate what we said in…the last meeting [concerning Jack Phillips]. Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the Holocaust… I mean, we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use – to use their religion to hurt others. Little did Rice know, Phillips’ father fought in World War II, and saw many of … Read entire article »

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Why a Conservative Publisher Ditched New York Times Best-Sellers List

The New York Times is pushing fake news about book sales, according to a top conservative publisher. Citing bias and favoritism toward liberal writers and a lack of transparency, Regnery Publishing President and Publisher Marji Ross told The Daily Signal that the company will stop recognizing the Times’ best-sellers list, which has been used as a prominent measure of success in the industry. This means that Regnery will no longer print a banner on books mentioning the Times’ best-sellers list, that it will no longer be included in marketing, and it won’t appear on Regnery’s website. Ross also said the list will stop being used as a basis for bonuses and author contracts. Ross recommended using the Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers list, which she said uses the more transparent BookScan tracker to measure book sales. “Unlike … Read entire article »

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3 Ways the US Tax Code Is Killing Our Economy’s Potential

President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the American people that if they gave Republicans the chance to govern, pro-growth tax reform would be their major legislative priority in 2017. Now that the voters have given Republicans control of the White House, House, and Senate, there is a real opportunity to achieve comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform. Today, America’s tax code is outdated, anti-growth, over-complicated, and full of corporate favoritism. We have an antiquated, Frankenstein’s monster of a tax code that doesn’t do any favors to the American taxpayer. Its problems can be boiled down into the following three categories. Problem 1: Our Tax Code Is Not Pro-Growth Our current tax code suppresses business creation, expansion, and reinvestment thanks to high tax rates. The U.S. corporate tax rate is the … Read entire article »

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How to Bring Real Stability to the Health Care Market

Following Congress’ failure to enact “repeal and replace” legislation this summer, the new Obamacare buzz phrase for the fall is “market stabilization.” An ad hoc group of House members calling themselves the “Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus” has released a draft outline of a proposal to Stabilize the Individual Market, while in the Senate, the Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee will hold hearings with governors and state insurance commissioners Sept. 6 and 7 on stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market. The first point—which bears repeating, even though it should be obvious—is that the reason the market needs stabilizing is because it was destabilized by Obamacare’s flawed design. A second relevant point is that Obamacare has effectively produced an individual health insurance market with two distinct subsets of people—those that get subsidies … Read entire article »

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Southern Poverty Law Center Distorts the Legacy of Confederate Statues

In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Confederate monuments, many who would like to see them removed immediately have pointed to one chart that shows when the statues were put up, presumably to prove they are inherently hateful. A widely cited study, created by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, claims that most of the Confederate statues were constructed specifically in the period under “Jim Crow” laws that targeted black Americans, or in opposition to civil rights. The fact that they were erected during these two time periods supposedly proves the case that they were meant to intimidate or to “remind” Southern blacks of continuing white supremacy. The Southern Poverty Law Center then further implies that defending these statues amounts to buoying hate groups, like the one that caused a riot in … Read entire article »

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Most Say FBI Should Make Clinton Files Public

Most voters still think Hillary Clinton is likely to have broken the law in her handling of classified information and disagree with the FBI’s decision to keep secret its files on last year’s Clinton probe. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 31 and September 3, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

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AWW: Sen. Menendez’s lawyers ask judge to remind bribery trial jury that ‘senators are people too’

AWW: Sen. Menendez’s lawyers ask judge to remind bribery trial jury that ‘senators are people too’

**Written by Doug Powers The bribery trial for N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez begins tomorrow, and his legal team would like the judge to remind the jury before things get rolling that, just because something might look like bribery, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually bribery (h/t @Kerpen): Attorneys for Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen on Friday proposed a 144-page set of jury instructions that prosecutors claim is “filled with erroneous statements of law.” The instructions begin with standard … Read entire article »

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Is there a DACA in the House? The perils of Pen & Phone decrees exposed again

Is there a DACA in the House? The perils of Pen & Phone decrees exposed again

**Written by Doug Powers Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that the DACA program, enacted by Obama via executive action in 2012, is being rescinded with time built in before it ends for Congress to debate the issue and possibly pass legislation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration will end an Obama-era program allowing young people who came to the country illegally as children to live here free from fear of deportation … Read entire article »

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