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The announcement comes after the remaining members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned on Friday. at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
President Trump offered an enthusiastic thank you to Steve Bannon for serving in his campaign and White House on Saturday, one day after... at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
The officers didn't have time to shoot back >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
"There is no more important time than now to ensure that our young people are able to take an objective look at today's issues and to analyz... at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Handwashing
Food policy expert Baylen Linnekin examines a new study by Sports Illustrated analyzing and ranking public safety habits in food handling at your favorite baseball stadium. Maybe watch what you eat in Tampa: Among its conclusions, the report found "almost a third of the league's stadiums had over 100 total violations, >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Reason
Following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, calls to remove confederate statues are growing across the country.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin had a look of shock on her face while interviewing Bill Starnes, a member of the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans Friday and a defender of the South in the Civil War. What Starnes told her about Abraham Lincoln left a shocked expression on her face, >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: The Blaze
DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command 08/18/2017 12:35 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-297-17 Aug. 18, 2017 DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command Today, at the direction of the President, the Department of Defense initiated the >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
Susan Rosenberg was a terrorist in the early 1980s. Like her Weathermen comrades, she would have killed many people had she been a more competent terrorist. She was a fugitive plotting more bombings when she and a co-conspirator were captured in New Jersey, armed to the gills and toting over >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: National Review Online
In the New York Times, UCLA's K-Sue Park proposes that “the A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech”: After the A.C.L.U. was excoriated for its stance, it responded that “preventing the government from controlling speech is absolutely necessary to the promotion of equality.” Of course that's true. The hope is that >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: National Review Online
In the New York Times, UCLA's K-Sue Park proposes that “the A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech”: After the A.C.L.U. was excoriated for its stance, it responded that “preventing the government from controlling speech is absolutely necessary to the promotion of equality.” Of course that's true. The hope is that >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: National Review Online
There are times when I wonder if we're coming to the harsh, bitter end of the American experiment. The weekend of August 12 was one of them. My wife and I have lived in Charlottesville for the past 14 years, and on Saturday we got to see the sick political >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: National Review Online
The outlook for an ambitious Republican reform agenda is bleak at this point, to put it mildly. The GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) foundered in the Senate. The president's budget plan is already long forgotten, filled as it was with fanciful assumptions and implausible >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: National Review Online
Trump's tweet Saturday morning is one of a few since it was revealed Friday afternoon that his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was leaving t... at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Trump didn't have the best week on race relations, strategists say, but stopped short of saying he had done permanent harm. at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Aug.15 -- Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Green discusses the increased scrutiny on Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor to President Donald Trump. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on
Tucker Carlson assailed the media for their obsession with race and identity, and the hypocrisy they had in labelling Bannon a bigot and a racist. He made the comments Friday on his Fox News show. “A senior White House advisor Steve Bannon got canned today after losing an internal power struggle >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Blaze
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Townhall.com, "They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller." So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial "The >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Wiener
California has a well-earned its reputation for introducing wacky legislation. Jerry Brown's bill specifically written to regulate cow farts is a personal favorite of ours. For those who missed it the first time around, here is a brief recap of our post entitled "Only In California - Governor Jerry >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Authored by Scott Adams via Dilbert blog, History is full of examples of Mass Hysterias. They happen fairly often. The cool thing about mass hysterias is that you don't know when you are in one. But sometimes the people who are not experiencing the mass hysteria can recognize when others are >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon
Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said that Stephen Bannon's dismissal from the White House makes him “immensely” more powerful, and that his next steps at Breitbart News will be “really a bloody affair.” He made the comments on Fox News Friday night. “In the wake of everything we saw this week, it >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Blaze
Goldman Sachs FICC-trading income was an unexpectedly ugly blemish on what was already a poor Q2 earnings report. And while the FDIC-backed hedge fund initially blamed the decline on lower trading revenues, lack of volatility and depressed client activity... ... there was more to the story. The Wall Street Journal has >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Tony Schwartz, the man who co-authored Art of the Deal with Donald Trump in 1987, now says that the President will likely resign before the end of the year. In a series of Tweets earlier this week Schwartz showed his disdain for the President and echoed >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
A Trump-themed merchandise store in Show Low, Arizona was vandalized Wednesday night. When owners of “The Trumped Store” showed up to work Thursday morning, they discovered one of their banners desecrated, as well as the side of their building, KTTV reported. “I can see through our window, our huge Trump store >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Blaze
Ultimately, The Battle of the Monuments is really the desperation of the Democratic Party and their new domestic terrorist wings (including Antifa) to undermine the President. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Townhall
In short, in terms of race, religion, politics, economics, class, and gender, the Founders represented everything that the contemporary left detests. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Townhall
Imagine what a Tesla or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own principles. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Townhall
call your attention to this video of a lynching (warning, graphic.) Please note the race of the members of the firing squad as compared to the race of the (untried) victim. This communist firing squad murdered this (untried) black man on the orders of the lily-white communist Raul Castro near >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Townhall
Health care is at the front line in a power play for America. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Townhall
President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views. Jonah Green reports.
Just hours after being fired from his position as White House senior advisor Friday, Stephen Bannon declared the Trump presidency over, and said that he was gearing up for war against Republicans and other elements of the administration he disagreed with. He made the comments in a jarring interview with the >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Blaze
The narcissist-in-chief needs to show some humility. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
Turning point >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
Steve Bannon was not quite the madman the media made him out to be >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
'It was a very powerful piece' >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
What if upon taking office in January, President Trump had carefully balanced the insurgent influence of Steve Bannon, his chief strategist (now gone), with the establishment-friendly approach of Reince Priebus, his chief of staff (now gone) — and governed as a kinder, gentler, more media-savvy populist? It wasn't so long ago >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
An international Catholic charitable organization has announced a goal of saving one million unborn babies by expanding its ultrasound program. “We know from experience that a woman who sees an ultrasound image of her child is highly likely to keep her baby,” Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
Another questionable college sexual assault investigation winds up in court. Lindsay Marchello writes: Augustana University and a former student expelled in the wake of a Title IX sexual assault investigation in 2015 have agreed to a dismissal of the student's lawsuit against the university. Koh Tsuruta, of Lake Mills, Iowa, and Augustana agreed >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Reason
It begins. ||| Breitbart News
As the Twitter kids say, #ItBegins. First came news that controversial nationalist Steve Bannon was finally being shown the White House door. Next came widespread follow-up musing on how dangerous Bannon might become to President Donald Trump from the outside (including juicy quotes like, "If he leaves, it's the French >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Reason
The ideological and philosophical divide between Republicans and Democrats has seldom, if ever, been broader and deeper, and the divide between partisans in the degree of their aversion to swearing in feature films is just the latest manifestation of that. A new Harris poll—commissioned by the makers of a forthcoming faith-based >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
The departure of Steve Bannon, President Trump's chief strategist, from the White House on Friday may not mean much of anything. When I described the eight main “power centers” in the Trump administration in an article earlier this year, I emphasized what I called the “Bannon Wing” and included in that >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
Steve Bannon & Reince Priebus
Steve Bannon, Trump's controversial chief strategist and former Breitbart head, has been forced out of the White House. Mainstream Republicans have expressed relief at his departure. Breitbart commenters have not. Britain slowly cobbles together a plan for what a post-Brexit world might look like. Eugene, Oregon-based sexual lubricant maker Good Clean Love >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Reason
Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down. “This is no way for law enforcement to operate,” House Republicans say. “We share >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
Last week's boogeyman, North Korea, didn't get much attention this week, as neo-Nazi marchers and Confederate statues captured the news cycle. But Washington and Pyongyang are taking slow but hopefully steady steps toward a diplomatic resolution. President Trump's "fire and fury" comment came and went, making waves in domestic and foreign >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Reason
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | Download | RSS | Embed | New to podcasts? Embed Code On this emergency edition of FiveThirtyEight's Politics podcast, the team reacts to the news that chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration. The crew discusses how the shakeup changes the power dynamics in the White House and >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
This week, a federal appeals court upheld Arkansas's decision to cancel its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood, which allowed Medicaid recipients to receive non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics. This is good news for other states that decide to stop allowing taxpayers' money to flow to Planned Parenthood. Arkansas Gov. Asa >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
David Adler, City JournalWe seemed better able to manage these problems in the past. The 1985 Plaza Accords, for example, which involved the five largest industrial countries, represented a coordinated intervention undertaken by Ronald Reagan's Treasury secretary James Baker to weaken the overvalued dollar. The accords dramatically lowered the value >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Mainstream media's not alone in attacking President Donald Trump. Late night hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Stephen Colbert, and Jim Jeffries have joined in this week. Meanwhile, cities across the country are bracing for the “apocalypse,” formerly known as the solar eclipse. Every week, The Daily Signal's Facebook Live show, “Top >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
Source LinkIt's August and for much of the world that means it is vacation time. In recent days I've seen ample evidence of this as people have tweeted, posted on Instagram and otherwise announced their vacation plans to the world. In many cases they even provide play-by-play updates. While sharing >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkHarsh V. PantFor India, there is only one option regarding the Doklam standoff: standing up to China resolutely to protect its core interestsAmid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector, national security adviser Ajit Doval's visit to China has come and gone. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkBRAHMA CHELLANEY As the Doklam standoff drags on, China continues its sabre rattling against India. It has threatened to teach a bigger lesson to India than it did in 1962 when it carried out a surprise trans-Himalayan invasion just when the world faced the spectre of a nuclear Armageddon >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkGen VP Malik (retd)THE ongoing China-Bhutan-India confrontation at the Doklam grazing ground is characterised less by soldiers sitting eyeball to eyeball and more with bullying, threatening and disparaging language being used by China against India. With soldiers from both sides digging in, the consequences of this confrontation remain unpredictable.On >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkIn our July update, we reviewed the Narendra Modi government's progress in completing a list of 30 important domestic reforms pending since May 2014. The government started fast, completing six reforms in its first year but only three more in the subsequent two years. This month we look at >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Roger Stone, The Daily CallerSteven K. Bannon, the swashbuckling former Goldman Sachs banker and press baron of Breitbart news who calls himself Chief Strategist of Trump's historic campaign, is in deep trouble within the >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalA gifted leader might make the case for building more statues rather than tearing down the ones we have. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Ian Bremmer, TimePresident Donald Trump was ready to wage war in Asia this week — but not against North Korea and not with conventional weapons. Instead, it was China at risk and of a trade war. The White House had repeatedly warned that the Middle Kingdom's persistent misbehavior would lead >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
James Freeman, Wall Street JournalA CBS News report triggers an inspiring response. >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Floyd Mayweather, the great welterweight boxer, will enter next Saturday's blockbuster fight against UFC champion Conor McGregor undefeated in his pro career: 49 wins, zero draws, zero losses. Zero, in this case, is a huge number. Mayweather's perfect record has played a central role in his career and his brand. He's >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
August 18, 2017Palantir's Law Enforcement Data Stranglehold Isn't Good For Police Or The PolicedTim CushingTechdirt August 18, 2017Palantir has made government surveillance big business. It's a multi-billion dollar company built mainly on government contracts. Its tech prowess and computing power have made it the go-to company for data harvesting >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
August 18, 2017 Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel ReutersAugust 18, 2017ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.The comments, some of >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
August 18, 2017 U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon ReutersAugust 18, 2017WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will start a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) on Aug. 21 lasting through Aug. 31, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions had escalated over North >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Anyone who's seen an eclipse like the one coming to the U.S. on Monday is likely to tell you that they're special because of their strangeness, ethereal beauty and awesome power. But they're also special because they require such a specific alignment of objects and events. That we can even >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
August 18, 2017 Trump elevates U.S. Cyber Command, vows ‘increased resolve' against threats Martin MatishakPoliticoAugust 18, 2017President Donald Trump on Friday announced that U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a “Unified Combatant Command,” putting it on equal footing with existing organizations that oversee military operations in the Middle East, Europe and >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
August 18, 2017 Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku BBC NewsAugust 18, 2017Two people have been killed and at least six others wounded in a stabbing in Turku in south-west Finland, say police.Police, who were on the scene within minutes, shot the suspected attacker and arrested him.He has been >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Aug. 18, 2017 Nations do not take their national security lightly merely because the threat is far-fetched. By George Friedman China and India have been locked in a military standoff in a remote section of the Himalayas for a couple of months. At first it appeared to be the latest >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
Satellite Imagery Reveals Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria — Has North Korea Helped? And, Would Russia And/Or Iran Place Their Own Personnel Inside This Facility In Hope Of Complicating Any Israeli Decision To Strike It? http://www.fortunascorner.com British >>
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
Excerpts: People skills in cybersecurity also are needed at the policy level, said Debora Plunkett, former director of information assurance at the National Security Agency. “Cyber is a lot of technical work, but also a lot of policy.” “We need lots of technical people,” Plunkett said at a >>
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
Conclusion: EW: How does game theory suggest the U.S. should act? TR: There are situations where you apply game theory and it gives you crisp, clear prescriptions about what you should do. In principle you could use game theory to decide what is the best way of bluffing >>
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
When we last examined design patents, which protect ornamental rather than functional inventions, the Supreme Court had issued a landmark ruling in a long-running dispute between Apple and Samsung that appeared to unwind what was originally a billion-dollar damages award for the Cupertino giant. That award now appears in further >>
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
Visiting Fellow, Tim Carney, discusses identity politics in America. >>
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
DeWitt Wallace Fellow, James Pethokoukis, discusses the current state of Trump's manufacturing council. >>
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
1. Chart of the Day I (above) displays weekly US oil production from January 2011 through last week (EIA data here), when oil output topped 9.5 million barrels per day for the first time since the summer of 2015. There have only been nine weeks when average weekly output was >>
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
As the India-China border standoff in the Himalayas enters its third month, the Chinese have unleashed the latest weapon in their propaganda war against India: a racist video that portrays Indians as clueless, bumbling and, well, hairy. To me the Xinhua video is more amusing than offensive. It also happens to >>
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
All deaths happened within a month of the procedure, the FDA said in a letter earlier this week to health-care providers. However, what role the balloons played, if any, in the deaths has not been determined. >>
Source: Washington Post
The Nashville Zoo is in the path of totality, and veterinarians will watch how the animals react to sudden complete darkness in the middle of the day. >>
Source: Washington Post
Police found a truck July 22 near a Walmart in San Antonio that contained at least 39 people suspected of crossing the border illegally. Eight of the people died at the scene, and two died later in a hospital. >>
Source: Washington Post
Lynne Patton, vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation, addressed race issues during her speech at the Republican National Convention July 20. Patton said Trump cares about all lives, including those of police and people of color. >>
Source: Washington Post
Trump signed the Veteran's Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 on Aug. 12 in Bedminster, N.J. >>
Source: Washington Post