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Dropping The Ball

January 24, 2017
Dropping The Ball

For those of you on the Trump Train, I have some disappointing news. It seems that the President, at least, if we’re to believe his chief mouthpieces, has accepted DACA as a fait accompli. Read More »

Streets Of Rage

January 22, 2017
Streets Of Rage

Those of you who’ve read Todd Gitlin’s fantastic account of ’60s Era political activism are well aware of the New Left’s descent into chaos, infighting, and terrorism during the course of that decade. However, I’m not sure how many of you realize just how much destruction the sectarian left inflicted upon our society during the 1960s and the ensuring decade. That’s why this blog post, which explores another book about this tumultuous chapter in American history, is so fascinating. Read More »

A New Beginning

January 20, 2017

The fact that Samuel Rodriguez is delivering the invocation is probably not a good sign for immigration patriots, but we shall see. Hopefully, the Trump Era will be a welcome departure from the open borders chaos we’ve had to endure under his predecessor in the Oval Office. Only time will tell.

 

 

Melbourne Attack

January 20, 2017
Melbourne Attack

Update: The killer has been identified. The authorities say that the attack is not terror-related. 

In a depressingly familiar scene, scores of innocent bystanders-including children-were mowed down in downtown Melbourne.

The Daily Rattle (Pre-Inaugural Edition)

January 18, 2017
The Daily Rattle (Pre-Inaugural Edition)

President Obama’s last week in office has brought with it a flood of breaking news. The biggest story, of course, is his commutation of Chelsea Manning’s 35 year prison sentence. My own impression is that his decision is designed as a cynical bit of legacy-building, with the added benefit of perhaps inducing Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy. Although that prospect appears increasingly remote, it very well might have factored into his judgement. Overlooked in news coverage of the Manning commutation is the grant of clemency to Oscar Lopez Rivera, a leader of the Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican terror group FALN. Like Bill Clinton’s pardon of previously released FALN terrorists, which was intertwined with his wife’s Senate bid in New York, this decision was politically-based. In this case, as a parting gift to violent socialists who still comprise a significant portion of the Democratic base and will populate future revolutions.

Another early Christmas present for the hard left  comes in the form of the President’s revocation of the federal government’s Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy. It should be recalled that the policy itself was implemented prior to a pivotal election year, when former President Clinton was attempting to empty Guantanamo Bay of Cuban refugees. In order to prevent a repeat of Mariel-which sunk a young Bill Clinton’s chances of being reelected governor of Arkansas-he struck a deal with Fidel Castro which limited the number of Cubans who would be allowed to enter the United States. As Humberto Fontova astutely points out, one of the unreported effects of this adjustment will be an increase in the number of dependents flowing into the United States with a commensurate decrease in the amount of skilled professionals immigrating. Read More »

American Civil Rights

January 16, 2017
American Civil Rights

 

Today is the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a man whose surviving relatives continue to debate his legacy. So it’s only natural that the public would be curious about what MLK Jr. would think about one of the defining issues of our time, i.e. immigration. Read More »

The Great Purge

January 15, 2017
The Great Purge

As we pointed out last year in our social media series, the neutralization of non-leftist perspectives by the gatekeepers of the world’s most popular websites is rapidly shrinking the sphere of acceptable public debate. While European countries-as well as Canada-are using the state itself to suppressing dissenting views, there is also parallel effort by these site’s owners-and in the case of Wikipedia, its users-to erase inconvenient truths. A concrete illustration of this phenomenon occurred recently, when The People’s Cube-a satirical conservative website-had its Wikipedia entry deleted.

The fact that it had received extensive national coverage over the course of its existence-on prominent blogs, from respected journalists, on terrestrial and satellite radio-that Oleg’s artwork had been displayed at dozens of protests throughout the country, was completely irrelevant to the unpaid mandarins of Wikipedia. Even the favorable discussion of The People’s Cube by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a patron saint of drearily conventional progressives, could not spare Oleg’s site. The debate surrounding the article’s deletion-which you can read in its entirety here-is illuminating for a number of reasons, not least because of the complete refusal by leftist Wikipedians to acknowledge the existence of alternative points of view. Read More »

What You Can Do

Stand For Truth (Basta Fidel)

December 2, 2016
Stand For Truth (Basta Fidel)

 

Despite the encomia heaped upon the late Fidel Castro over the past few days, from both tyrannical regimes and morally inverted Western leaders, the man who turned Cuba into a tropical gulag had no redeeming features. He ruined his nation, turning a once a thriving-if troubled-island into a testament to the failure of socialism and hellishness of totalitarian rule. That’s why this weekend’s tribute to the scores of victims of Castro’s dystopian regime, which you can RSVP to here, is necessary. Those who do not learn from history-or refuse to acknowledge its truths-are condemned to endlessly repeat it. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation should be applauded for shining light upon the brutalities of one of the few remaining Communist dictatorships. Read More »

Speaking Truth To Power

November 11, 2016
Speaking Truth To Power

To the surprise of no one, the reporters, editors and publishers whose revolting fealty to Hillary Clinton, exposed in excruciating detail through Wikileaks, resulted in an historic loss for the Democratic Party have learned nothing from Tuesday’s Trumpslide. Instead of reflecting upon how media institutions rigging the primary process against Bernie Sanders, then conducting an embarrassing, 9 month-long editorial jihad against Donald Trump, might have led voters to reject the chosen one, they have spent the past 2 days regurgitating stories about fake SJW-created hate crimes.

Sadly, even the seeming exit of Hillary and Bill Clinton from public life has not prevented Clinton cronies from exacting their revenge upon the few courageous dissenters within the mainstream press. The most recent infuriating example being VICE’s termination of Michael Tracey, a genuine journalist, who was fired for daring to question Lena Dunham and acknowledging the electorate’s universal distaste for Hillary Clinton as a public figure.

You can read the forbidden piece in its entirety here, but more importantly, you can support Michael and his ongoing efforts to bring us factual reporting by contributing to his Gofundme page. Read More »

Friday Night Fights

November 2, 2016
Friday Night Fights

 

One of my favorite spectator sports is live debating. Although not all debates are as riveting as the Nick Gillespie-Walter Block confrontation which occurred last night, this election cycle has taught us all the entertainment value of a good one. Read More »

Bridging The Gap

October 29, 2016

 

Occasionally I’ll ask our readers to help out directly in the lives of people suffering. In this case, it happens to be a personal friend who’s undergoing severe medical hardship. Domenica recently suffered a heart attack and is now facing a series of emergency surgeries-while simultaneously dealing with an inept hospital bureaucracy. A mutual friend has decided to help her financially weather this storm by establishing a Gofundme page on her behalf. Read More »

Scandalous Behavior

September 28, 2016
Scandalous Behavior

While the scrupulously impartial moderator of Monday’s presidential debate didn’t see fit to ask a single question about one candidate’s wanton disregard for the law, though she herself alluded to it obliquely, Judicial Watch is not in the habit of playing favorites. Criminality is criminality, even when the Director of the FBI refuses to deem it so. Read More »



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