• 3 Takeaways From Day 1 of Kavanaugh's Confirmation Fight

    3 Takeaways From Day 1 of Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Fight

    The Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off its hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today, and it was no peaceful outing.

    The first day of a confirmation hearing is usually placid, with committee members and the nominee offering fairly predictable opening statements before the nominee begins answering senators’ questions on Day Two.

    No such luck.

    Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was 30 seconds into his first remarks when committee Democrats began demanding that the hearing adjourn or be postponed until the latest set of documents on Kavanaugh’s record could be studied. Repeated interruptions by both Democratic senators and protesters in the audience moved the hearing steadily off-schedule. READ MORE...

  • What Wildfires Can Teach Us About How To Fight Cultural Contagions

    What Wildfires Can Teach Us About How To Fight Cultural Contagions

    So far this year 47,463 wildfires have burned 6,838,826 acres, according to a report released from the National Interagency Coordination Center on August 31. Although that’s 8 percent fewer fires than average, it’s about 20 percent more acres burned.

    Interesting statistics though they be, they don’t tell the human cost. We get a better sense of that when we bring it closer to home. The Britania Mountain fire near Wheatland, Wyoming, is just one of these 47,000 fires, and a rather modest one at that. Still, it has consumed more than 26,000 acres, 18 structures, and cost $2.6 million. As I write, it still threatens further homes, sage grouse habitats, and energy infrastructure. READ MORE...

  • What To Know About Trump's Decision To Cut Subsidies To Palestine

    What To Know About Trump’s Decision To Cut Subsidies To Palestine

    President Trump announced the United States is cutting $200 million in annual foreign subsidies to Palestine channeled through the United Nations, followed by an announcement last Friday that the United States willwithdraw all funding from UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for Palestinian refugees.

    Furious reactions accuse the White House of everything from “political blackmail” and “coercion” to “weaponizing” humanitarian subsidies. This week’s media coverage has generally bolstered those misleading claims by failing to adequately cover one of the primary reasons for the move: the Palestinian “Martyrs Fund.” READ MORE...

  • Why Government Shouldn’t Tell Facebook, Google, and Twitter What to Do

    Why Government Shouldn’t Tell Facebook, Google, and Twitter What to Do

    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has summoned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google for a hearing Wednesday about online political mischief by foreign governments.

    As was the case in a hearing several months ago, committee members will question the executives on their efforts (or lack thereof) to stop Russia and other countries from sowing discord among the American electorate via phony tweets, YouTube videos, and other posts.

    Two major problems exist with the committee’s approach: READ MORE...

  • 5 Of The Left’s Stupidest Complaints About Brett Kavanaugh

    5 Of The Left’s Stupidest Complaints About Brett Kavanaugh

    Ahead of Brett Kavanauh’s nomination hearings for Supreme Court justice, liberals have been fearmongering nonstop to influence the process.

    For example, Planned Parenthood and others colluded to stage a 10-city grassroots “#StopKavanaugh” campaign. At the end of August, actress Alyssa Milano dramatically predicted confirming Kavanaugh would make our country into something straight out of the dystopian world of the fictional “Handmaid’s Tale.”

    Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in “Handmaid’s Tale” costume https://t.co/1k9zbSH95B pic.twitter.com/IMHs2GKSyU READ MORE...

  • This Ohio County Swung From Obama to Trump. Here's What 8 Fair Attendees Think, 2 Years Later. What These Eight Attendees At This Ohio County Fair Had to Say About President Trump

    This Ohio County Swung From Obama to Trump. Here’s What 8 Fair Attendees Think, 2 Years Later. What These Eight Attendees At This Ohio County Fair Had to Say About President Trump

    CANTON, OHIO—Attendees of this 169-year-old Ohio county fair don’t come out to see politicians and politics aren’t on the forefront of their minds, but a large portion of the folks at the Stark County Fair had strong opinions on both when asked.

    The political climate of this county, known for its rural, farming areas and also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, housed in Canton, has flipped in recent years.

    In 2008, than-candidate Barack Obama won 51.59 percent of the vote in Stark County and and former Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who died last month, won 46.14 percent of the vote. Obama won the county again in 2012 with 49.21 percent of the vote, inching past presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who received 48.74 percent. READ MORE...

  • Former ‘Cosby’ Star Deserves Respect For Working At Trader Joe’s

    Former ‘Cosby’ Star Deserves Respect For Working At Trader Joe’s

    Like most people of his time and those before him, 17th century English philosopher John Locke valued the dignity of a hard day’s work over indolence. In his “Second Treatise of Government,” Locke wrote that God bequeathed the world to mankind for “the use of the industrious and rational (and labor was to be his title to it); not to the fancy or covetousness of the quarrelsome and contentious.”

    The “industrious” Locke wrote of were the farmers, mercers, and grocers who labored arduously in anonymity. The hills of Europe, like those of our republic, are filled with the graves of countless humble men and women who were as integral to their societies as any renowned author, politician, or artist. READ MORE...

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