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Democratic Racism (9/20/2019) - Racism and anti-Semitism keep surfacing in liberal circles, much as the sexual predators of “me too” fame mostly turn out to be on the left. So what should liberals do? The Babylon Bee encourages them not to back down: “Liberals Clarify Their Racism Is Actually Democratic Racism.” Hey, it worked…
On blaming Trump for Iran’s aggression against Saudi Arabia (9/20/2019) - It has become a standard talking point among leftists and Democrats to blame President Trump for Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. This Washington Post column by David Ignatius provides a good example of the genre. In his opening sentence, Igantius claims that Trump “start[ed] the fight” with Iran.…
Former Miami mayor Tomás Regalado resigns as head of Radio and TV Martí (9/20/2019) - Credit to: BBGWatcher Source: BBG – USAGM Watch, published 2019-09-20
#BelieveAllLies (9/20/2019) - So much has been written about truth.  In the King James Bible, one reads: "ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." George Orwell warned:  "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." Winston Chuchill: "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may…
EU head hopeful on deal after Boris Johnson stood firm on Brexit (9/20/2019) - Gone are the hopes of a British cave-in on Brexit.  P.M. Boris Johnson has made it clear that there will be no re-vote on the U.K. leaving the E.U., that the will of the voters as expressed will be obeyed.  And for good measure, President Trump has made it clear that the…
Deep State deflecting Biden’s Ukraine scandal with whistleblower complaint (9/20/2019) - Even though the details are classified, Deep State intelligence community operatives are leaking enough that we can assess with a reasonable degree of confidence that the latest scandal being peddled by Adam Schiff (among others) is as phony as the Russia conspiracy theory he pushed until the Mueller/Weissmann report turned…
‘Hi tech entrepreneur’ Andrew Yang not rich enough to buy a modest home in Silicon Valley (9/20/2019) - Andrew Yang is widely identified as a "hi tech entrepreneur," leading many people (including me) to assume he is worth many millions of dollars, and independently wealthy.  That made sense, considering his plan to give a thousand bucks a month (borrowed, of course) to everyone (and it's not clear to me…
New York Times Kavanaugh Reporter Told Source What To Say (9/20/2019) - Year-old texts contained in a Senate Judiciary Committee report show that New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin engaged in questionable journalistic tactics to shape a false narrative against Kavanaugh by telling a source what to say and by asking sources to confirm information she herself had given them. And despite…
Hemingway And Harsanyi: An Anti-Kavanaugh Book Flop And The Politically Motivated Press (9/20/2019) - SUBSCRIBE TO THE FEDERALIST RADIO HOUR HERE. On Friday’s Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss this week’s shoddy roll-out of an anti-Kavanaugh book by New York Times reporters and how our news media has pushed beyond biased reporting and into partisan activism. Mollie also explains…
In War, Numbers Tell Only Part of the Story (9/20/2019) - | Posted: Sep 20, 2019 3:07 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. A thoughtful report on the prospects of the U.S. winning a war against China caused quite a stir in defense media circles recently — as well it should…
Affirmative Action and NASA (9/20/2019) - In the 47 years since the last man set foot on the moon, the space program has changed a great deal.  One of those changes has been incorporating mandated affirmative action policies.  These policies have had an incredibly negative effect on both the progress in the space program and the engineers whose…
Democrats Plot A Coup Against Kavanaugh (9/20/2019) - Last year, Democrats tried every trick in the book to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme Court. They failed. Now, they’re at it again. Kavanaugh was confirmed and seated on the court, but for a certain kind of rabid political mind, that fact is no hindrance. From…
Tariffs Could Hurt President Trump’s Chances in North Carolina (9/20/2019) - | Posted: Sep 20, 2019 9:14 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Last week, President Trump and Vice President Pence traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to rally for Dan Bishop. I was a big supporter of the President in…
Trump Isn’t Bulletproof, But Even With The Ukraine Story He’s Far From Toast (9/20/2019) - screengrab from https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/ee51e63a-ed08-11e8-8b47-bd0975fd6199 A continuously-developing story puts Donald Trump on the phone with a Ukrainian leader, telling that leader to continue investigations into corruption that include former Vice President Joe Biden. The reporting stems from a whistleblower report that the Washington Post got its hands on. Since the story originally broke,…
You Just Can’t Make This Up! Joe Biden’s $1.5 Billion China-Ukraine Bribery Scandal That Was Ignored by Media is now President Trump’s Scandal! (9/20/2019) - After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor. Joe Biden made the remarks during a meeting of foreign policy specialists. Biden said he, “Threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull…
Planned Parenthood President Lies Again, Defends Eugenicist Margaret Sanger (9/19/2019) - | Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Denial. It’s a multi-billion-dollar business. And Planned Parenthood’s newest President—Alexis McGill Johnson—knows it. She oversees the $2 billion leading killer of unborn black lives (an estimated 247…
Let Saudi Arabia Fight its Own Wars (9/19/2019) - In the aftermath of attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields allegedly by or backed by the Iranian government, Saudi officials have a right to be offended by the violation of their country’s territory and the financial blow to their largest industry. If the evidence is conclusive that the Iranian government…
The Left’s Kavanaugh Smear Implodes — Again (9/19/2019) - | Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Believe it or not, it was a year ago that a constellation of left-wing activist groups cooked up a series of outlandish lies designed to keep Brett…
Gun Control: Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem (9/19/2019) - With their push for gun control, liberals are demanding that conservatives acquiesce to their solution for a problem they largely created. But gun control is the wrong solution to the wrong problem.  The actual problem is the growth of mental illness in American society.  So the real question that must be answered before any…
‘Fake news’ before we called it ‘fake news’ (9/19/2019) - We remember September 2004 and one of the biggest media blunders in recent memory.   During the 2004 election, CBS broke a story about George W. Bush's military service.  Eventually, they had to retract it and apologize:    CBS television issued a humbling apology yesterday for a report on an investigative…
Who Really Benefits From The “Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia” Narrative? (9/18/2019) - After 9/11, the concept of the “false flag attack” gained prominence in American culture, and ever since, more and more people are starting to question the official narrative whenever new crisis events occur. It is possible that this is why there has not been another attack in the US on…
Josh Hawley: If GOP Wants a Future It Will Have to Become ‘Movement of Working People’ (9/18/2019) - Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that if the Republican Party “wants to have a future,” it will have to become a “movement of working people.” Sen. Hawley spoke to Breitbart News Wednesday on a wide-ranging series of topics including the future of the…
Let’s Be Better, Not Feel Better (9/18/2019) - This week, my new book, "Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening," is out, and I've been spreading the word that simply screaming at people in the other party won't solve problems. Many are finding my take -- that it's OK to disagree, just…
Latest Smear Against Kavanaugh Is Part of Left’s Scorched-earth Strategy (9/18/2019) - Just a few days before The New York Times and Democratic presidential candidates engaged in an outrageous smear of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- a smear the newspaper was forced to amend and walk back -- there was a gruesome discovery in a suburb south of Chicago.Out in a…