• New Economic Growth Shows A Rising Tide Really Does Lift All Boats

    New Economic Growth Shows A Rising Tide Really Does Lift All Boats

    It has been two decades since the U.S. enjoyed sustained economic growth above 3 percent, and it turns out that a rising tide really does lift all boats.

    The New York Times reports:

    The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.

     

    The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department reported Friday, the lowest since the government began collecting data on such workers in 1992. At the economy’s nadir in the summer of 2009, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts hit 15.6 percent, more than three times the peak unemployment rate for college graduates. … READ MORE...

  • NYT Stealth Edits Report On Mollie Tibbetts' Murder To Attack Trump

    NYT Stealth Edits Report On Mollie Tibbetts’ Murder To Attack Trump

    The paper stealth edited a report on an illegal immigrant murdering Mollie Tibbetts in order to criticize President Trump.

    An illegal immigrant was arrested for seizing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts and murdering her in cold blood, but the latest New York Times article on the subject blasts Trump for “seizing” on the story of the young woman’s murder.

    According to records from NewsDiffs, the story’s original headline, “Body Believed to Be That of Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa College Student, Is Found,” was changed to, “After an Immigrant’s Arrest, Trump Seizes on Killing of Mollie Tibbetts, Iowa Student.” READ MORE...

  • Democrats Are Leaving Their Party in Droves. Conservatives Should Pay Attention.

    Democrats Are Leaving Their Party in Droves. Conservatives Should Pay Attention.

    Two-thousand years ago, St. Paul found himself blinded by a bright light on the road to Damascus. The dramatic experience led him to stop persecuting his opponents and to take up new beliefs.

    Today, many former leftists are taking their first steps on their own road to Damascus, and the right is not doing nearly enough to capitalize on this unprecedented mass exit from the left.

    It all began just a few short weeks ago when gay New York hairdresser Brandon Straka posted a hard-hitting video explaining why he is no longer a Democrat or a liberal. Since then, his #WalkAway Campaign Facebook group has attracted more than 172,000 members. A multitude of videos from other WalkAways have been posted online. READ MORE...

  • California's 'Must Stay Gay' Bill Is Nearing Passage. Here's the Severe Harm It Would Do.

    California’s ‘Must Stay Gay’ Bill Is Nearing Passage. Here’s the Severe Harm It Would Do.

    A groundswell of opposition from churches, pastors, and ordinary citizens in California may have delayed but ultimately could not prevent the passage of AB 2943 by the California Senate on Aug. 16.

    The bill itself is a perfect storm of leftist political correctness that attacks free speech and freedom of religion while institutionalizing the sexual revolution. The state’s Assembly and Gov. Jerry Brown have one last chance to stop it from becoming law.

    On its face, AB 2943 is Round 2 of the California Legislature’s attack on sexual orientation change efforts, referred to by critics as “conversion therapy.” “Sexual orientation change efforts” is an umbrella term for talk therapies or counseling practices that assist people who experience unwanted same-sex sexual attractions in overcoming those feelings, or abstaining from homosexual behavior. READ MORE...

  • Do The Men Struck Down By #MeToo Deserve A Second Chance?

    Do The Men Struck Down By #MeToo Deserve A Second Chance?

    Forgiveness is a powerful force. But without real change, it’s also meaningless, which is why standards are crucial.

    Does everyone deserve a second chance? It’s a timely question. Jews worldwide have begun repenting in the run-up to the High Holidays. Catholics are grappling with another massive abuse scandal among the church’s leadership, and some powerful men dethroned by the Me Too movement have already begun working on their own comebacks.

    Jennifer Wright writes in Harper’s Bazaar:

    Al Franken is considering a return to politics after being caught on camera groping a woman and being accused of harassment by half a dozen others. Matt Lauer is supposedly also aiming for a return to television and his co-workers believe that ‘a comeback is possible.’ Charlie Rose is planning to host a show where he interviews men ‘brought down’ by the #MeToo movement. I can only imagine this will be to indicate that you can sexually harass eight women and not be ‘brought down’ to a point where you stop hosting TV shows. READ MORE...

  • Yanking Brennan’s Clearance Keeps U.S. Intelligence Accountable

    Yanking Brennan’s Clearance Keeps U.S. Intelligence Accountable

    What would Harry Truman do about John Brennan? If you’re from Kansas City, you sometimes think of the moderate Democrat who presided over the Korean War as the 33rd president of the United States. While now a well-regarded former president, Truman’s popularity cratered after he fired the popular commander of Far East forces in the midst of a war.

    This historical incident came to mind as I watched former intelligence officials pile on about President Trump cancelling former CIA director Brennan’s security clearance. The American Civil Liberties Union recently opined that “the First Amendment does not permit the president to revoke security clearances to punish his critics.” Would President Truman, a lawyer educated in Kansas City, have agreed? READ MORE...

  • Americans Should Learn, Fast, From Europe's Lawless Streets & Prisons

    Americans Should Learn, Fast, From Europe’s Lawless Streets & Prisons

    A curious little piece of news came out in the French press, which was picked up by a few sources but largely ignored: Amsterdam’s top police officer has warned the city in the Netherlands is incapable of dealing with rising lawlessness.

    Amsterdam is one of the most liberal cities in the West, with open and free drug laws and red-light districts. That has resulted in the city becoming a den of chaos. Tourists come from all over Europe to take advantage of lax drug and prostitution laws. Many don’t respect local police, nor care about local customs, hygiene, or safety. READ MORE...