• Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

    Here’s Why Trump’s Constant Criticism of the Media Resonates With Americans

    Americans aren’t fans of their media.

    A recent poll shows that while many Americans find President Donald Trump divisive, even more find the media to be divisive.

    A Politico/Morning Consult poll showed that 56 percent of Americans think Trump has done more to divide the country, while 64 percent of Americans think the media has done more.

    Only 17 percent of respondents said that they thought the national media has done more to unite the country.

    There were sharp partisan divisions over whether Trump has worked to unite or divide the country, but Americans across the political spectrum gave the media low marks.

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  • Media Should Examine Itself Before Blaming Trump for ‘Climate of Hate’

    Media Should Examine Itself Before Blaming Trump for ‘Climate of Hate’

    Members of the media and their allies on the left should look in the mirror—or at least take a moment for the country to mourn tragedy—before blaming violence and incivility on President Donald Trump and conservatives in general.

    They certainly haven’t done that in the last few weeks.

    First, authorities arrested a seemingly disturbed man in connection to pipe bombs that were mailed to CNN and prominent Democratic politicians.

    Then, last weekend, a Jewish congregation was attacked by a raving anti-Semite, who killed 11 people and wounded six others before police apprehended him.

    The media was quick to blame these incidents on the president, saying that he has created a climate of hate and fear that is producing these kinds of incidents.

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  • The Left Goes Full Open Borders

    The Left Goes Full Open Borders

    It wasn’t long ago that both sides of the aisle believed America’s border laws should be enforced.

    As President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter, even former President Barack Obama, at least rhetorically, said that illegal immigrants couldn’t be let into the country en masse and without restrictions. (He said that as a senator.)

    “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, and lawfully to become immigrants into this country,” Obama said.

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  • The Reckless Coverage of Kavanaugh Allegations Is Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    The Reckless Coverage of Kavanaugh Allegations Is Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    The last few weeks of coverage of the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been a perfect example of why the American people don’t trust the media.

    The sheer breadth of wild and reckless reporting on the situation has been extraordinary, even by the media’s increasingly low standards.

    There have been a staggering number of backtracks and incidences of simply false reporting.

    NBC published a social media post by one of Kavanaugh’s classmates, Christina King Miranda, saying: This incident did happen. Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details. However Christine’s vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”

    NBC’s post went viral, but very quickly thereafter, the classmate deleted her post and admitted to not knowing what took place between Kavanaugh and the accuser.

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  • Attempt to Diminish Heroism of Alamo Defenders Is a Shameful War on History

    Attempt to Diminish Heroism of Alamo Defenders Is a Shameful War on History

    The next generation of Texans may not care to “remember the Alamo” after a recent decision by the Texas State Board of Education.

    The Battle of the Alamo, which occurred during the Texas Revolution of the 1830s, is one of the most famed military actions in Texas and American history.

    Just a few hundred Alamo defenders, who hailed from numerous countries and all walks of life, held off a Mexican army, led by Gen. Santa Anna, of nearly 2,000 for hours before being overrun.

    The brave actions of a few, patriotic men against incredible odds has been compared to the Battle of Thermopylae, in which a handful of Greek soldiers fought against a massive Persian army.

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  • Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.

    Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.

    From making war on straws to policing speech, California leads the nation in adopting half-baked ideas from Europe.

    The latest craze is a proposed bill that would force publicly held companies to put women on their boards by 2019. The legislation passed through the California legislature and awaits signature by Gov. Jerry Brown.

    If the law passes, it would make California the first state to have such a mandatory quota.

    The law likely runs afoul of the California constitution and the Constitution of the United States, but it’s also a terrible idea on its own merits.

    Over the last decade, numerous European countries—like France, Germany, and Italy among others—have adopted similar laws with generally negative results.

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  • The Sarah Sanders and CNN Saga Continues

    The Sarah Sanders and CNN Saga Continues

    We break down the top media moments this week—and plenty of misses.

    CNN’s Jim Acosta made waves this week when he complained about his experience at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, saying he felt like he “wasn’t in America anymore.” But it didn’t stop there. Acosta questioned White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asking if the media is the enemy of the people—but she stood her ground. 

    Plus: Kim Kardashian is facing backlash from the left and the media after she made what some are calling a controversial comment about the president. The New York Times’ new tech writer, Sarah Jeong, is causing quite a stir after old controversial tweets were uncovered following her hiring, raising questions about a double standard.

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  • 'Father of Texas’ Under Fire in the City Named for Him

    ‘Father of Texas’ Under Fire in the City Named for Him

    The war on history continues in Texas.

    An agency in the city of Austin recently released a memo suggesting renaming numerous streets and roads, removing statues, and generally eliminating references to the Confederacy.

    But the recommendations from Austin’s Equity Office didn’t stop with Confederate figures.

    Perhaps most absurdly, the memo suggested renaming Austin because Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas” for whom the city is named, owned several slaves and accepted the existence of slavery in the 1820s.

    A rather ridiculous and highly inaccurate report from Newsweek, which has not been corrected as of publication of this piece, says Austin was a “former Confederate leader” and founded the city of Austin in 1839.

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  • The 7 Biggest Supreme Court Political Controversies

    The 7 Biggest Supreme Court Political Controversies

    “The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.

    On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the top political controversies in Supreme Court history.

    The Supreme Court hasn’t just been controversial because of its judicial decisions.

    One Founding Father’s nomination to become chief justice was torpedoed, which drove him to depression and attempted suicide. President Franklin Roosevelt tried to increase the Supreme Court’s size to 15 justices. Some justices were even accused of corruption. Lucas and Stepman discuss these wild controversies and much more on this week’s episode.

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  • How Liberal Housing Policies Made San Francisco Unaffordable for All but the Rich

    How Liberal Housing Policies Made San Francisco Unaffordable for All but the Rich

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a booming locale, and certainly one of the most naturally beautiful. It should be a fantastically desirable place to live.

    Yet, according to a recent poll, nearly half of San Francisco residents say they want to leave the Bay Area entirely.

    A study from the Bay Area Council, a public policy organization, found that 46 percent of San Francisco residents have plans to move out of the area, a jump of 12 percent since 2016. Of those who participated in the survey, 61 percent said they planned to leave the state, with Texas being a primary destination.

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  • MSNBC Host Suggests Supreme Court Justices Should Rule Based on Poll Numbers

    MSNBC Host Suggests Supreme Court Justices Should Rule Based on Poll Numbers

    We should ignore old laws and demand that nine, unelected officials decide what new meaning they have based on recent poll numbers.

    This was the argument put forward by “MSNBC Live” correspondent Katy Tur when she questioned a guest about the judicial philosophy of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

    Kavanaugh has been described as a “textualist” who adheres to the original meaning of the Constitution.

    “Based on where Americans stand on the issues—Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years—do you think it’s appropriate to continue to take such a strict originalist view of the Constitution given it’s 2018 and not 1776?” Tur asked J.D.

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  • Liberal Professor Comes Out in Favor of Kavanaugh, Left Pounces

    Liberal Professor Comes Out in Favor of Kavanaugh, Left Pounces

    Predictably, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick has been met with mostly hysteria on the left.

    Even before Trump picked D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, left-wing publications were floating absurd court-packing plans to counter him.

    Stacking the Supreme Court with more unelected judges, they argued, was a necessary measure to save “democracy.”

    It’s clear that whoever Trump nominated, most of the left would come out and define the pick as a threat to the republic.

    The left-wing Women’s March was in such a rush to denounce the pick that they forgot to fill in the name on their press release claiming the nomination of “XX” is a “death sentence for thousands of women.”

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  • Even Before Nominee Named, Left Turns to Court-Packing to Save ‘Democracy’

    Even Before Nominee Named, Left Turns to Court-Packing to Save ‘Democracy’

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement sent many on the left over the edge.

    Even before President Donald Trump announced his nominee to replace Kennedy, progressives were lining up in fierce opposition.

    While it’s understandable that those on the left would be aggressively opposed to adding another advocate of the Constitution to the Supreme Court, some of the proposed counter moves to Trump’s pick range from silly to reckless.

    A Campus Reform video showed students at New York University denouncing the Supreme Court pick as “extremist” and “racist” before Trump even made his selection.

    “I saw the new nominee is like racist, and he’s starting a new wave of something very negative, and I’m really scared about the future and what choices he will make,” one student said.

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  • Supreme Court’s Major Role In Trump Presidency

    Supreme Court’s Major Role In Trump Presidency

    The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week.

    We’re halfway through 2018 and this week, we’re counting down the top 10 must-see moments of the year.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement spawned a whole new level of hysteria, the Robert Mueller investigation is still going on, and media bias towards women in the Trump administration is at an all-time high. Plus: What historic role could the Supreme Court play in Trump’s presidency?

    We break all of this down and more on this week’s episode of “Top 10.” Watch the full video above.

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  • California Presses Assault on Free Speech With ‘Fake News’ Panel

    California Presses Assault on Free Speech With ‘Fake News’ Panel

    As the Supreme Court strikes blows against compelled speech and restrictions on free speech, California is doing its best to resist.

    One of the latest legislative proposals from California aims to make government the arbiter of truth.

    Senate Bill 1424 would create an advisory group on “fake news” to work with social media companies to weed out what the government deems incorrect information on the internet.

    This legislation, if passed, would require California’s attorney general to create the  group, consisting of “social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars,” to study and mitigate the problem of spreading false information.

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