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Al Gore’s Carbon Footprint Hypocrisy

Al Gore’s carbon footprint is the size of Godzilla’s, but to hear the liberal New Republic magazine’s Emily Atkin tell it, it really “doesn’t matter.” But it doesn’t really matter only if “do as I say, not as I do” has become the credo of Gore and his fellow climate change alarmists. The size of Gore’s carbon footprint has become an issue with the Aug. 4 theatrical release of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” his 2006 global warming horror film. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Inconveniently for Gore, the sequel is bombing at the box office after receiving mixed reviews from film critics and moviegoers alike. The new film has grossed a meager $2.3 million domestically as of Aug. 13, according to Boxofficemojo.com. As the foremost Chicken Little … Read entire article »

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Down Syndrome in Iceland Is ‘Disappearing’ Because of Abortion

The headline is shocking: Down syndrome is virtually disappearing in Iceland. More accurately, people with Down syndrome are being eliminated in Iceland through abortion. As prenatal testing becomes more and more widespread across the world, the number of babies born with Down syndrome and other conditions has decreased because when parents opt for screening that reveals an abnormality, many opt to end the pregnancy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Down syndrome happens when a person has an extra chromosome, which alters development, physical traits, and increases the risk for medical conditions like heart defects and hearing problems. Life expectancy for a person with Down syndrome was only 25 years old in 1983. But now, just a few decades later, life expectancy has dramatically increased to 60 years old. The National Down Syndrome Society points out that … Read entire article »

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The 3-Step Argument the Left Makes to Justify Violence Against Conservative Speakers

Ben Shapiro delivered the remarks below during a hearing July 27 on the issue of free speech on college campuses.  Free speech is under assault because of a three-step argument made by the advocates and justifiers of violence. The first step is they say that the validity or invalidity of an argument can be judged solely by the ethnic, sexual, racial, or cultural identity of the person making the argument. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The second step is that they claim those who say otherwise are engaging in what they call “verbal violence,” and the final step is they conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified in order to stop such verbal violence. So let’s examine each of these three steps in turn. First, the philosophy of intersectionality. This philosophy now dominates college campuses … Read entire article »

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Mob Rule Prevails in Toppling of Confederate Statue

Following the ugly incident that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, an unruly mob took out its anger on a century-old statue in North Carolina. It is a perfect example of how tribal and identity politics are raging out of control in America, and how radicals will continue to ratchet up their tactics to match one another. While the media spent its time connecting riots to the political right, the hard left continued to step up its tactics to promote social discord, as it has been doing for years. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On Monday afternoon, a crowd of people in an “Emergency Durham Protest” marched down Durham’s Main Street, then made its way to the Durham County Courthouse. The Herald Sun reported that organizations like the “Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, … Read entire article »

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Voters Don’t Favor Trump Pardon for Arpaio

President Trump announced he is considering pardoning former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently found guilty of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting illegal immigrants. But most voters don’t think the president should pardon him. (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 Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 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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Most GOP Voters Say Trump Will Never Make the Media Happy

As far as most Republicans and Trump supporters are concerned, their guy will never get a break from the news media. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of Likely Republican Voters believe that it is not possible for President Trump to do anything that the media will approve of. (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 Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 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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THIS. Is CNN: Wolf Blitzer ponders link between Barcelona and Charlottesville

THIS. Is CNN: Wolf Blitzer ponders link between Barcelona and Charlottesville

**Written by Doug Powers Here’s a quick refresher about terrorists using vehicles in Europe to attack pedestrians: Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six. London, 3 June 2017: Eight people died when three jihadists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed passers-by. A man was killed later in June in a van attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park. Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: Uzbek Rakhmat … Read entire article »

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Lib journos storm beaches of idiocy

Lib journos storm beaches of idiocy

**Written by Doug Powers Just seven months into the Trump presidency and the liberal media have already reached the summit of Mt. Lunacy: Journalists and major liberal news outlets have compared violent American flag-burning protesters to soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy — all while downplaying the leftists’ violence. The protesters, known as antifa (short for anti-fascist), often advocate for communism and have been deemed a domestic terrorist movement by New Jersey. Persons associated with the movement … Read entire article »

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Despite the Left’s Intolerance, I Will Conduct an Orchestra

I am writing this column to inform readers of some good news. The sustained efforts of individuals, organizations, and the media who oppose everything people like me stand for—America as an exceptional nation among the nations of the world; the unique contribution of the Judeo-Christian value system in shaping America and the best of Western civilization; sustaining Western civilization as a moral imperative; preserving the American Trinity of liberty, In God We Trust, and e pluribus unum; promulgating the American and Judeo-Christian belief that race is insignificant; and an openness to all points of view—to shut down my conducting appearance with the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Wednesday night have failed. As of this writing, besides two rows, the 2,265-seat hall is sold out. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || … Read entire article »

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Farmer Faces Multimillion-Dollar Fine for Plowing Fields Without Government’s Permission

This week, a federal judge will determine whether to levy a multimillion-dollar fine against John Duarte, as requested by the Department of Justice. Duarte’s wrongdoing? Plowing fields without first asking the permission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2012, Duarte—a fourth-generation California farmer and owner of a large agricultural nursery—began plowing 450 acres of property in order to plant winter wheat. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This typical farming practice soon caught the attention of a local Corps project manager, who was horrified to see that the plowed land contained a smattering of vernal pools. These generally dry, shallow land depressions temporarily collect excess rainwater, which quickly evaporates. Depending on weather variations, they may not fill with water at all. The Corps claimed the authority to regulate these pools as “wetlands” under the Clean … Read entire article »

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James Damore: ‘Certain Dogmas You Can’t Dissent Against at Google’

Google officials did not tell him what was incorrect in his research-based observations about men and women before firing him, software engineer James Damore said in an interview Monday night on Fox News Channel. Instead, Damore told Tucker Carlson, colleagues tried to “shame” him amid “huge, emotional outrage” rather than discuss the 10-page memo he wrote about challenges to the information giant’s diversity goals. The reason for his termination last week, he was told, was his “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” “There’s certain dogmas that you really can’t dissent against at Google, and one of them being that there’s any difference between people,” the soft-spoken former Google employee said. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Watch the video to find out why Damore, 28, says he wasn’t completely surprised by the reaction to his “trying to actually … Read entire article »

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Senate Democrats Are Trying to Undermine Trump’s Ability to Govern

Before leaving for its summer break, the U.S. Senate confirmed 67 of President Donald Trump’s nominees to positions in 12 different executive branch departments and agencies. These include deputy, under, and assistant secretaries, as well as administrators, commissioners, general counsels, and ambassadors. Unfortunately, this was merely a temporary respite in the confirmation war. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Constitution gives the president authority to nominate those he wants to lead the various components of the executive branch. The Constitution also gives the Senate the power of advice and consent as a check, or a condition, on the president’s power to appoint those leaders. This separation of powers once shaped the confirmation process. The Senate has, by either confirmation vote or filibuster, defeated only six of the thousands of executive branch nominees it has ever considered. … Read entire article »

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Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has offered an ownership stake in up to nine of Venezuela’s most productive oil projects, Reuters reported Friday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The deals give Russian President Vladimir Putin an even stronger foothold in … Read entire article »

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Hate Crime or Domestic Terrorism? How Charlottesville Federal Legal Case Could Proceed

The federal civil rights investigation into the weekend violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, could involve domestic terrorism and hate crime charges and isn’t limited to the driver who plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people, according to the Trump administration. Speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, “It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute.” In a fact sheet, the administration mentioned both possibilities. But a hate crimes case would be easier to bring because domestic terrorism cases involve a much higher burden for prosecutors, said Horace Cooper, a former constitutional law professor at George Mason University. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A hate crime is an act of violence targeted at someone because of their identity—and it must be a legally protected … Read entire article »

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I Went to Charlottesville During the Protests. Here’s What I Saw.

I picked quite a time to go on a weekend trip to Charlottesville. What was supposed to be a nice getaway with my wife turned into a journey through the eye of a national media storm. On Saturday, clashes between “Unite the Right” protestors and “anti-fascist” counterprotesters at the foot of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue—which the City Council had voted to remove from a local park—turned violent. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One woman was killed when an Ohio man allegedly associated with the white nationalist marchers rammed his car through a wave of people. He has been charged with second-degree murder. The clash between Nazis and leftists in the streets was an ugly and surreal scene one would associate with 1930s Germany, not a sleepy American town in the heart of central … Read entire article »

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This Nationwide Program Is Teaching Millions of Students to Become Leftist Snowflakes

Parents beware: A program called Challenge Day that applauds a culture of victimhood is planting the leftist agenda into young minds under the guise of anti-bullying education. The program uses the power of peer pressure and groupthink to impress upon high school students the idea that everyone is a victim. Challenge Day is no small initiative. According to the program’s website, it has been held at more than 2,200 high schools nationwide and reached millions of students. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Challenge Day purports to teach tolerance and acceptance, yet nearly every member of its board of directors and Global Leadership Council is politically left of center. Of the 17 members of Challenge Day’s board of directors, 15 openly support leftist leaders and causes, and two have an unknown affiliation, according to Federal Election Commission records and personal social media … Read entire article »

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Underreported: Meet 2 Political Prisoners From Socialist Venezuela

In recent months, Venezuela has spiraled into a full-blown humanitarian and political crisis. Politicians with criminal backgrounds run the country, employing violence and arresting peaceful, anti-government protesters. In The Daily Signal’s feature series, “Underreported,” we interview Francisco Marquez, an ex-political prisoner who now lives in the United States, and Wuilly Arteaga, who recently was thrown into jail after peacefully playing his violin on the streets. Hear and see their stories in the video above. The post Underreported: Meet 2 Political Prisoners From Socialist Venezuela appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted for Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses

The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says. The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups in 2013, examined the agency’s hiring from January 2015 through March 2016. For these 15 months, the IRS official in charge was Commissioner John Koskinen, an appointee of President Barack Obama. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); House Republicans for months sought to impeach Koskinen for obstructing a congressional probe into the agency’s targeting of the applications for tax-exempt status made by nonprofit tea party and conservative groups. “Given the substantial threat of identity theft and the magnitude of sensitive information that the IRS holds, hiring employees of high integrity … Read entire article »

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Governors 2017-2018: The Democrats’ Complicated Path to Big Gains By Kyle Kondik

A couple of weeks ago, Crystal Ball senior columnist Alan Abramowitz unveiled a model for predicting party change in next year’s gubernatorial elections. The results were rosy for Democrats: The model suggested Democrats should gain somewhere between six to nine governorships depending on the Democratic lead in House generic ballot polling. The Democratic advantage is in large part simply because: 1.) There is a Republican in the White House, and the presidential party often loses ground in midterm elections up and down the ballot; and 2.) Republicans are defending 26 of the 36 governorships up for election next year, meaning that they have a lot of ground to defend while the Democrats have relatively little. … Read entire article »

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Most Still Say Newcomers Should Adopt American Culture

The majority of voters still say newcomers to America should adopt our culture, language and heritage, but that number is down from surveys over the past few years. More than ever now say they should keep their own customs. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when people move to America from other parts of the world, they should adopt America’s culture. That’s down from 72% in December and the lowest finding since late 2012. (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 Twitter or Facebook. The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on August 9-10, 2017. The margin … Read entire article »

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