Are you a political bigot?

Time writer retraction Zeke Miller MLK bust

The Time magazine writer did retract his false claims about the MLK bust. He apologized to his colleagues, but the original message persisted. (Via Twitter @ZekeJMiller)

Have you banned someone from social media or your life because you disagree with his or her politics? Do you walk around comparing former or current presidents to Hitler? Do you believe every claim your favorite pundit makes, even if it’s not based on fact?

If so, you’ve been had.  Continue reading

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Why should the US protect her sovereignty?

UN cartoon immigrant in irregular situation

Cartoons like this were run as part of the UN Human Rights campaign aimed at informing migrants about their rights when crossing international borders. Note the bureaucratic nature of the message—“Do you know the difference between ‘illegal migration’ and migrants in an ‘irregular situation’?

These days it seems world powers are bent on eradicating the sovereignty of nations. The European Union is a perfect example of what can go astray when original intentions sought to strengthen nations ends up weakening them.

The United States should, in my opinion, jealously guard sovereignty. Why? Continue reading

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Absence of questions on Las Vegas massacre provokes conspiracy theories

NYT Tweet ISIS lone wolf

Pinned Tweet about lone wolf theories from NYT writer assigned to cover ISIS.

Of all the attacks on US soil, including Ft. Hood, San Bernardino, Orlando, and the Boston Marathon, perhaps none is so confusing as the Las Vegas massacre.

Because little has been disclosed about the alleged gunman, conspiracy theories are blooming. How do you know which media to trust? Even the writer covering ISIS for The New York Times has questions.  Continue reading

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Does the FBI realize the agency’s reputation is at stake?

FBI McCabe

FBI acting director Andrew McCabe (US Government photo)

Just in from Judicial Watch, an organization ever in search of disclosure about our government.

Sues for Records on Links Between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of Jeffrey A. Danik, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, against the U.S. Department of Justice for records concerning FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (Jeffrey A. Danik v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01792)). Danik worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost 30 years.

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SPLC ‘hate incidents’ warrant a closer look, but media are unwilling

Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen, Pulse Night Club mass murderer. (photo/FBI)

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization I once admired, has become a lightning rod for many in discussions of acts of ‘hate’ in US communities. Media, including this site, often use their information when covering hot topics.

What most of us haven’t done, though, is take a hard look at what SPLC classifies as ‘hate incidents’ and ask some questions. Among the questions we should ask is why, when their itemization of “apparent hate crimes and hate group activities” comprises different ethnicities, faiths, and ideologies, the graphic on the portal page to those incidents features only one type of individual.

SPLC draws these incidents “primarily from media sources.” To their credit, they do revoke hate crime status for some claims proven false.

What constitutes ‘hate’ these days?  Continue reading

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Who really inherited a mess? Dr. Ben Carson at HUD

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson shown here with his wife and grandchild as VP Mike Pence swears him in as HUD secretary. (Federal photo)

When Dr. Ben Carson was appointed Secretary of US Housing and Urban Development, criticism erupted from the Left. Fact is HUD has been a very troubled agency as long as it’s been in existence. Now we’re seeing exactly how big a mess Dr. Carson inherited from his predecessor Julian Castro (D-Texas).

Recently Judicial Watch broke news about a HUD director in Michigan who is facing federal charges over fraud with taxpayer money to the tune of $336,000.  Continue reading

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Hospitality workers will bear burden of cancellations at Mar a Lago

Florida Beach scene

Florida Beach Scene/Day on the Day

Some charities and other groups have canceled annual events scheduled for Mar a Lago, a Florida resort owned by President Donald Trump.

Among those groups are the American Cancer Society and The Cleveland Clinic.

I’m not surprised because for the last three presidential cycles, leftist groups have placed pressure on both for-profit and not-for-profit entities to conform to a political ideology or suffer the consequences of a boycott.

Sometimes the right does the same, as was the case with Target when former president Barack Obama and his political allies created a furor over bathroom policy for transgendersContinue reading

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