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March 28, 2018
RICH LOWRY — All you needed to know about student activist David Hogg's speech at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C., over the weekend was that he affixed a price tag on the microphone to symbolize how much National Rifle Association money Senator Marco Rubio took for the lives of students in Florida.... (more)


March 28, 2018
NEWSMAX — The Kentucky House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday to ban a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of pregnancy, in what would be one of the strictest abortion limits in the United States. The bill, which was approved by the state Senate last week, will now go for approval to Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican who has described himself as, "100 percent pro-life."... (more)


March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Resistance to California's new sanctuary city laws grew this week as Orange County voted to join a federal lawsuit trying to block the laws, and the county's sheriff said he will post information on every inmate's release so the Homeland Security Department can see if there is anyone it wants to deport. The Who's in Jail database could provide a model for other law enforcement agencies chafing under SB54, the law that took effect this year prohibiting police or sheriffs from informing federal agencies when illegal immigrants are to be released.... (more)


March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The federal government has only just begun the process of banning bump stocks for firearms, but Second Amendment groups are already lining up to challenge whatever the Justice Department produces. Americans have a right to the aftermarket gun accessory, the groups insist, and the Obama administration repeatedly said it didn't have the power to regulate bump stocks en masse without changes to federal law.... (more)


March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A 22-year-old who acted in the movie "Marmaduke" and on the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up" has a new role -- in the White House press office. Caroline Sunshine is joining President Trump's team as a press assistant, CNN reported Tuesday evening. Ms. Sunshine has recent political experience, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told CNN in a statement.... (more)


March 26, 2018
ALAN KEYES — According to the headline, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks that "rich donors should 'starve' the GOP into becoming liberal." This statement may seem to be about controlling the so-called Republican Party. But, logically speaking, it means erasing the putative difference between the GOP and the Democratic Party. In the context of choices monopolized by one or the other of these parties, it means leaving grass-roots American voters who reject the God-hating, morally dissolute and politically tyrannical "liberal" (actually socialist and communist) agenda, with no choice that represents their good will.... (more)


March 26, 2018
BOB UNRUH — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, or one of his designees, has been invited to testify before Congress on the issue of customers' personal data, and there's word that Parliament in the United Kingdom would like to have some questions answered. The Federal Trade Commission Monday announced its own investigation into the company's data privacy practices, and a number of privacy groups have sued.... (more)


March 26, 2018
NEWSMAX — The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.... (more)


March 26, 2018
BYRON YORK — Lately Democrats have accused Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee of prematurely shutting down the Trump-Russia investigation without interviewing many key witnesses. The committee "obtained either no or incomplete information about 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and Russians, or groups and individuals with strong Russia ties like WikiLeaks," NBC reported Thursday.... (more)


March 25, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — The question was a reasonable one, but the answer was not. When the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe program asked why President Trump had congratulated Russian president Vladimir Putin on being reelected, former CIA director John Brennan pulled no punches. In answering the leading question that implied Trump may be afraid of Putin, Brennan said, "The Russians may have something on him personally." The Russians, he said, "have had long experience of Mr. Trump, and may have things they could expose."... (more)


March 25, 2018
I LOVE MY FREEDON.ORG — On Friday night, Fox News' Tucker Carlson ripped into the media's obsession with Parkland survivor David Hogg, who has been calling for our guns to be taken away. This deranged young man has also received unending support from the media, which has given him a bigger platform to speak on.... (more)


March 25, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — Apparently not all of America's youngsters think guns should be banned. C.J. Pearson, a 15-year-old high-school sophomore, took to social media to make the case for the Second Amendment in a video that is going viral. "My generation is full of snowflakes who have been duped into believing that the 2nd amendment should be discarded so here's a quick history lesson," he tweeted in introducing his cogent comments #MarchForOurLives.... (more)


March 25, 2018
SF GATE — Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself. The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 homicides with firearms. The country's overall murder rate is near zero.... (more)


March 25, 2018
NEWSMAX — "All you need to know why this was a bad bill is to look at the roll call," a long-time Republican lobbyist emailed me Saturday, referring to the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending law. Of course, he's right.... (more)


March 25, 2018
MIC — On YouTube, conservatives are thriving, with innumerable videos of right wing pundits like Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk "destroying social justice warriors" rack up millions of views. Meanwhile, right wing educational channels like PragerU dole out bite-sized lectures on why socialism isn't as cool as the kids think. But perhaps none of YouTube's reactionary thinkers and preachers are more effective and popular than Jordan Peterson.... (more)


March 25, 2018
BOB UNRUH — School officials in San Diego are claiming they are immune to a lawsuit over their decision to allow a Muslim Brotherhood front group to gain "unprecedented power and influence" to the point of editing what is taught in classrooms. They contend the complaint is "barred, in part, by principle of non-intervention into academic affairs, as the decisions at issue rested on bona fide academic judgments."... (more)


March 24, 2018
SUSAN FERRECHIO — President Trump's threat to veto the next "omnibus" spending bill is putting real pressure on Congress, for the first time in years, to reform a legislative spending process that has become so completely dysfunctional, few believe it can be fixed anytime soon.... (more)


March 24, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump moved late Friday to exclude most transgender persons from signing up for the U.S. military, after his defense and homeland security chiefs said they were worried about the armed forces' ability to handle the different challenges the troops would bring. The decision replaces Mr. Trump's earlier ban, announced last summer, with a more thoroughly justified and somewhat tailored approach.... (more)


March 24, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — If the national news media are going to exploit a bunch of grieving children, shouldn't they be required to at least make it interesting? For more than a month we've been watching a handful of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors paraded across cable news and photographed for the front pages of magazines -- but the most we've learned about them is that they want "change" and for Congress to "do something" about gun violence. (Sounds specific.)... (more)


March 24, 2018
ART MOORE — In a Twitter dialogue with pro-lifers, a Planned Parenthood abortionist in Utah caused a social-media uproar when she explained that the unborn babies she kills "can't scream," because she cuts "the cord" first. Dr. Leah Torres, who works at Planned Parenthood's Metro Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is known for defending her practice on her blog and through media outlets, noted the pro-life group Live Action.... (more)


March 24, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The "lion of the Senate" is getting a posthumous close-up, and admirers of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy might not like what they see. "Chappaquiddick," in theaters April 6, recalls the 1969 car accident in which Kennedy campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne died, casting a permanent shadow over his political career.... (more)


March 24, 2018
ART MOORE — NOAA has been exaggerating temperature measurements in the United States over the past century by as much as 2.5 degrees to maintain its belief that the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere is causing global warming, contends the publisher of a climate science website.... (more)


March 22, 2018
GREG COROMBOS — The House of Representatives approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that has fiscal conservatives fuming about the price tag and a process that left everyone but the leaders out in the cold. The House passed the bill 256-167, with 145 Republicans voting for the increased spending and 90 lining up against it. Among Democrats, 111 voted for it and 77 opposed it.... (more)


March 22, 2018
NEWSMAX — H.R. McMaster is out as President Trump's national security adviser and will be succeeded by John Bolton. The long-rumored change was announced by Trump on Twitter on Thursday, the latest shakeup of senior staff at the White House in recent weeks.... (more)


March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — A House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian election meddling has concluded that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper misled Congress about disclosing information to CNN. The committee's final report on the investigation was approved on Thursday and now awaits an intelligence agency review.... (more)