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August 15, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW For the first time, Democrats favor socialism over capitalism. A minority of Democrats, 47 percent, view capitalism favorably, a drop from 56 percent in 2016, according to a recent Gallup poll. Socialism on the other hand gets mostly good reviews from Democrats, with 57 percent saying they view it positively, about the same as in 2010.... (more)


August 15, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the offices of the Brookings Institution -- even as Trump's wheelers and dealers crash and burn, too proud, too smelly, or too ignorant to call in their betters to come in and save Trump from himself. But do the degreed classes, at least outside math, the sciences, engineering, and medicine, merit such esteem anymore?... (more)


August 15, 2018
JOSEPH FARAH "Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it." -- Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut... (more)


August 15, 2018
ART MOORE The firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok, who led both the bureau's Hillary Clinton email and Russia probes, shows the special counsel investigation of alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia is compromised, contends Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.... (more)


August 15, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok became the public face of a two-year Russia investigation that President Trump loyalists say is filled with biased investigators and bogus charges. He started and led the probe into Mr. Trump and his associates. He also led the FBI's internal resistance. He is most famous for sending incendiary text messages to his FBI lover, attorney Lisa Page, ridiculing candidate Trump as a "f------ idiot" and speaking of plans to defeat him.... (more)


August 15, 2018
GREG COROMBOS Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza says the violent "anti-fascist" protesters are the real fascists, that white nationalism is rooted on the left, and that Republican operatives urging conservatives to vote for Democrats this year as a check on President Trump "need to have their heads examined."... (more)


August 15, 2018
NEWSMAX Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, losing by a razor-thin margin to Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a race so close it took a week to determine the winner.... (more)


August 14, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor. Christine Hallquist defeated three other Democrats en route to victory in Tuesday's primary. The former CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative says she's running because she feels she has the best plan to help Vermont residents get higher-paying jobs, provide health care for their families and better educate their children.... (more)


August 14, 2018
CNS NEWS Abortion has been an important economic stimulus ever since it was legalized by the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Chelsea Clinton claimed at a "Rise Up for Roe" event on Saturday.... (more)


August 14, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Here in the town dubbed the "gateway to the Sierras," the haze from the Ferguson Fire is fading as Yosemite National Park prepares to reopen, but the debate over how to stop wildfires from razing the state again next year continues to smolder.... (more)


August 14, 2018
WES VERNON You may think you know everything there is to know about the ongoing night-and-day pounding inflicted on the public ear by an angry Hate America left hell-bent on bringing down a duly elected president of the United States. But you don't -- not until you've plunged into Gregg Jarrett's The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump. The book is so amazingly up-to-date one would suspect parts of it were written in "real time." Obviously, the narrative will be extended when "the dust has settled," if ever. (The ongoing battle in what some fear may be a developing "second civil war" in America is not likely to let up soon.)... (more)


August 14, 2018
ALAN KEYES Private persons can only offer advice and have no coercive power if their advice should not be accepted. And the law should have coercive power in order to induce others effectively to virtue, as the Philosopher says in the Ethics. But the people or a public personage has such coercive power and the right to inflict punishment.... And so, it belongs only to the people or a public personage to make law. Summa, ST I-II, Question 90, Article 3, Reply to Objection 2... (more)


August 13, 2018
ART MOORE The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok, known for exchanging text messages vowing to prevent Donald Trump from being elected while investigating Hillary Clinton's abuse of classified information and later alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia.... (more)


August 13, 2018
CHERYL K. CHUMLEY Leftists have been particularly crafty about clamping down and chilling conservative thought lately, boldly going where milder-mannered censors have previously feared to tread and managing to make several righteous-sounding cases, at least among their circles of progressive types, for the booting of deemed hate speakers from social media. But their censorship argument dangles precariously on the meaningless claim that in America there's no room for hate speech.... (more)


August 13, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT The progressive left is in a panic over the Senate's coming confirmation vote on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. How do we know this? They keep telling us. In a national conference call sponsored by People for the American Way (PFAW), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, said, "We're in the fight of our lives."... (more)


August 13, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans in a joint session of House committees are set to interview former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr this month to gauge whether a complex conspiracy against Donald Trump existed among Hillary Clinton loyalists and the Justice Department.... (more)


August 13, 2018
BYRON YORK In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to the Clintons, Kenneth Starr, and the Whitewater investigation. There was a good bit of what one editor memorably called "hush-hush and heavy breathing" when insiders discussed momentous developments that were surely on the way. Somebody knew somebody who had heard from somebody close to Starr that big indictments were imminent -- just around the corner.... (more)


August 13, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes declared Sunday that Hillary Clinton's campaign "colluded" with nearly every top official in the Justice Department and FBI. An interview on Fox News had turned to the topic of Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and his ties to Bruce Ohr, a high-level DOJ official who fed the FBI information from the ex-British spy even after he was cut as a source for providing confidential information to the media.... (more)


August 12, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes. The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it's made changes so that political targeting can't occur in the future.... (more)


August 12, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES A new piece by The Atlantic purports to explain why the popularity of clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson has become an obsession for critics: His "stardom is evidence that leftism is on the decline -- and deeply vulnerable." The bestselling author of "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" has spent the past year staring down protests on college campuses, enraging the Durham city council and confounding British journalist Cathy Newman. The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan says efforts to "unperson" him are underway because he is influencing young people as an intellectual "kryptonite to identity politics."... (more)


August 12, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW A few weeks before I was ordained a Catholic priest in the late autumn of 1994, my superior in the seminary told me that, in his opinion, it was probably the most difficult time in a century to become a priest. Yet, he went on, it was also the most exciting time. I really did not take much notice of what he said. In fact, in my overconfidence, I thought he was talking nonsense.... (more)


August 12, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES An in-production movie about the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision legalizing abortion has attracted more attention for actors it didn't cast than for the recognizable stars it did, a development its writer-director attributes to "fake news." Actor turned filmmaker Nick Loeb said his production of "Roe v. Wade," in which he makes his directorial debut, is under siege by unfriendly media that are reporting erroneously about the film. He cites as a key culprit the Daily Beast, which reported that actors Kevin Sorbo of TV's "Hercules" and Stephen Baldwin of "The Usual Suspects" -- both veterans of faith-based movies -- turned down the project after reading the script.... (more)


August 12, 2018
NEWSMAX Federal authorities on Saturday were seeking to learn what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle's airport in a security scare that caused the scrambling of U.S. fighter jets and ended when the plane crashed onto a sparsely populated island.... (more)


August 11, 2018
NEWSMAX President Donald Trump again tore into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation on Thursday, repeating his assertion that the probe is " a rigged witch hunt" triggered by Democrats.... (more)


August 11, 2018
ART MOORE The revelation that Sen. Dianne Feinstein had a 20-year employee who spied for China while she chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee takes on greater significance in light of the California Democrat's decades of favors to the communist regime that have co-coincided with China investments that have helped make her one of the richest members in Congress.... (more)