• O’Rourke’s Presidential Campaign Makes No Sense

    O’Rourke’s Presidential Campaign Makes No Sense

    Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke announced his intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination today. This passage from his Vanity Fair profile sums up why I think most Democratic voters aren’t going to rally behind him:

    O’Rourke is careful to pay homage to progressive icons, crediting Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren with advancing the national conversation on health care and consumer protections, but sells himself as something slightly different: a youthful uniter, willing to listen and learn from the most recalcitrant right-wing voters and work with Republicans [bold mine-DL]. “If I bring something to this,” he says, “I think it is my ability to listen to people, to help bring people together to do something that is thought to be impossible. READ MORE...

  • Democrats Seeking Primary Opponent For Omar

    Democrats Seeking Primary Opponent For Omar

    (The Hill) Some Minnesota Democrats, aghast at controversial comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), are taking initial steps to recruit a candidate to run against her in next year’s primary election, seeking to buck history in one of the nation’s most progressive legislative districts.

    Several party leaders said they have had discussions about finding a candidate to take on Omar, just two months into her first term in Congress.

    But even those who were deeply offended by Omar’s comments about Israel concede they have not yet found anyone to challenge her. READ MORE...

  • SJW Hissy Fit At Sarah Lawrence

    SJW Hissy Fit At Sarah Lawrence

    All, I’m off to New Orleans in a moment, to have my chakras realigned over lunch with an old pal, and then to head over to UNO for tonight’s wing-ding with the great Melissa Harris-Perry. But first, I have some raw, juicy Dreherbait to throw to the masses.

    You might have heard about the Social Justice Warriors protesting at Sarah Lawrence College, which one fears is headed towards being an advanced day care center for the emotionally fragile daughters of the upwardly mobile. What sparked the protest was a New York Times op-ed written by Samuel Abrams, a conservative professor there, in which he claimed that campus administrators were intolerantly liberal — not only at Sarah Lawrence, but around the nation.Abrams wrote: READ MORE...

  • Our Long History of Presidential Lies

    Our Long History of Presidential Lies

    Whether it’s President Clinton’s emphatic proclamation, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” or Richard Nixon’s Watergate defense, “I am not a crook,” the lesson is the same: politicians lie.

    The sad reality is that voters expect no better.

    Since 1976, Gallup has been polling Americans to rank various professions from least to most ethical. Nurses are nearly always perceived to be the most honest. Politicians are consistently ranked on the opposite end of the spectrum. That means most Americans think members of Congress are more unethical than car salesmen and telemarketers. It’s worth noting that politicians were ranked lowest on this list decades before Donald Trump entered the political arena. READ MORE...

  • Sen. Graham Says He's Committed to Getting Judges Confirmed

    Sen. Graham Says He’s Committed to Getting Judges Confirmed

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he is committed to processing judges in the 116th Congress, as well as working to reform immigration and forcing a vote on late-term abortion.

    “So I’m committed to processing as many highly qualified conservative judges at the district circuit level as possible,” Graham said Thursday at an event at The Heritage Foundation titled “Republican Judiciary Committee Priorities for the 116th Congress.”

    “We’re off to a very good start,” the South Carolina senator added. READ MORE...

  • Saudi Arabia Assures UN There’s No Need For Investigation Into Khashoggi Murder

    Saudi Arabia Assures UN There’s No Need For Investigation Into Khashoggi Murder

    Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission has rejected calls for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    They claim that they have already punished the killers but have refused to name them or give any further details.

    Earlier this year the UN human rights office questioned fairness of the Saudi trial, calling for a probe ‘with international involvement’. READ MORE...

  • Federal Judge Bans Healthy Children from School for Being Unvaccinated

    Federal Judge Bans Healthy Children from School for Being Unvaccinated

    Despite being entirely healthy, a federal judge handed down a decision this week that denied healthy children entry into school based on the sole factor of being unvaccinated. The judge cited an “unprecedented measles outbreak” for his decision to ban unvaccinated children from school.

    “The plaintiffs have not demonstrated that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction,” U.S. District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti said in federal court this week.

    After the judge’s ruling in the courtroom, parents of the children—who are now being treated as 21st century lepers—embraced each other in disappointment and shame. READ MORE...

  • House GOP Demands Nancy Pelosi Hold Hearings on Green New Deal

    House GOP Demands Nancy Pelosi Hold Hearings on Green New Deal

    “As the committees to which it has been referred, we have a responsibility to fully understand how the Green New Deal will affect the cost of living and economic mobility of hardworking Americans,” 11 House GOP members wrote to Pelosi on Thursday.

    “Americans. We need to get to the facts, the American people deserve answers,” wrote lawmakers, including Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rob Bishop of Utah, Kevin Brady of Texas, and Greg Walden of Oregon.

    Republicans also plan to hold a press conference Thursday to push their case, Axios reported. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is set to attend the press conference, signaling a coordinated effort to keep the Green New Deal at the forefront ahead of the 2020 elections. READ MORE...

  • "Rule The School": The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal & Their Influence On You Child's "Education"

    “Rule The School”: The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal & Their Influence On You Child’s “Education”

    Anti Fed Ed Warriors, in my last article, I updated you on the latest information concerning the HEA (Higher Education Act). Just before that, I broke down the FY 2020 Presidential Budget. Woven into the Budget were items concerning higher education and accreditation.

    If you recall, where I left off was, there was more to share about an NC Center influencing higher education across the nation. This group acts as sort of a ‘ruler’ of schools. To put a humorous spin on this, I found this on Pintrest from the movie Grease (1978). The entire line is, “But, this year we’re Seniors and we’re gonna rule the school!” READ MORE...

  • President Trump to Designate Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

    President Trump to Designate Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

    President Donald Trump has announced plans to designate violent Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). 

    Speaking with Breitbart’s Deputy Political Editor Amanda House, Trump confirmed his administration is “very seriously” considering designating factions of cartels, or cartels as a whole, as terrorist groups.

    Breitbart.com reports: “We are. We are,” Trump said. “We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”

    “It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump continued. “As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.” READ MORE...