Unless he cleans up his act quickly, which few believe he will do (Yahoo) From a story on Hugh Hewitt: “It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours” (Red State). Meanwhile, there’s this: The attorney leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s defense in a civil fraud suit related to Trump University donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign earlier this year (Fox News). Trump is seeking a summit with hundreds of religious leaders (Breitbart). From another story: “Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence,” Trump said. “Somebody I can revere in terms of bravery and in terms of courage and, because I consider the Christian religion so important, somebody I can totally rely on in my own mind” (Washington Examiner).Read More »
With commencement season in just about every major academic institution this time of year, USA Today published an article, the headline: “Yale’s neutral bathrooms part of a changing climate”
Joining the moral revolution and explicitly the LGBT revolution, Yale has decided that it is going to create gender inclusive bathrooms. They’re now available on the campus map ready for the commencement exercises.
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yale said this: “Yale aims to be a leader on this front. Part of what is important about the all-gender bathroom project and about getting it at the top of our commencement site, is this is about public signaling.”
Well, something tells me the President of Yale University probably wasn’t really thankful for the Dean letting the cat out of the bag. Yale here is admitting that it’s doing this because it wants to be seen as doing this. It’s about “public signaling.” Well, Yale, you sent the signal.
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Despite Donald Trump’s obvious shortcomings as a candidate, his enthusiastic supporters argue that his commitment to appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court should persuade all Republicans to unite behind him.
His racially-tinged assault on federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, however, and his repeated promises to use the justice department and the courts to “put Hillary in jail” undermine this argument. Trump demonstrates no respect for an independent, impartial judiciary.
Worst of all, the purpose of the openly expressed intimidation involves personal, not political, issues—beating the rap on the fraud charges against Trump University and beating Hillary in a personalized contest for the White House. Whatever his current promises, Trump as president would be more likely to appoint pliant justices he felt he could bend to his will rather than selecting the independent Constitutionalists the country needs on the high court.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/268016018″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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Bernie praises the boxer for his heroism in dodging the Vietnam draft and Bill make a strange case for why Hillary is just like Ali. Join Michael Medved’s premium content website at MedvedMedhead.com.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/268004468″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Read More »
Just as six states are set to vote: New Jersey, North Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, California, and South Dakota (Fox News). The New York Time is giddy (NY Times). How she pulled it off (USA Today/CNN). Curious timing, right before a primary vote that would have certainly given her the nomination without added shenanigans (CBS News). Camp Sanders is not conceding (The Hill). Howard Kurtz notes “Many people forget that Sanders was not a Democrat until adopting the label last year to make his run. The Democratic establishment has been clearly lined up behind Clinton” (Fox News). A quick look at who some celebs want (Fox News). Dennis Prager explains Sanders’ non-Jew Judaism and non-American Americanism (Townhall).Read More »
My Democrat friends are quick to tell me that Donald Trump’s popularity is fueled by racism and nationalism of Republicans. I can imagine some of you have heard it too.
I don’t think that’s the right explanation. I’m certainly not going to claim that there’s no racism, but a better explanation for Trump’s rise is the simple fact that our economy has created effectively zero percent economic growth for the bottom four-fifths of the population since the Great Recession.
History tells us that these lackluster recoveries are fairly predictable after financial crises, and the average citizen’s living standards can take a decade or longer to recover.
The result is almost always an uptick in political populism, either right wing (“Raise the drawbridge”) or left wing (“Off with their heads”) or both.
Now, these forces aren’t necessarily overwhelming, but it certainly does torque the political system for a while.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/267846695″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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