Socialism is popular again. The rise of politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez shows how the promises of socialism are once again influencing our political debate. It’s not easy to pin down a single reason for socialism coming back in vogue, but one undeniable factor is the longstanding belief that socialism is a more moral and caring system than capitalism.
How important is it for a politician to tell the truth about his or her personal history?
It’s a question Americans face daily, especially since the establishment news media seems solely preoccupied with overturning every stone or pebble in a presidential candidate’s individual background, endlessly snooping for the one scandalous tidbit of dirt (information) that could sway hypothetical voter x’s decision come next spring (the party primaries) or thirteen months from now in the national election.
Our friends at NewsMax recently carried a column by Scott Uehlinger, a retired CIA station chief and naval officer, explaining the dire situation within America’s intelligence community.
The short version of the column is that the intelligence community has become so arrogant and politically corrupt that some anonymous low level bureaucrat now has the temerity to try to impose his or her political ideology on the country by fabricating a document that could be used by Democrats to impeach President Trump.
The more the establishment media and the Democrats talk about the Ukraine and the president’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the more the spotlight falls on Joe Biden’s ne’er-do-well son Hunter and Biden’s self-acknowledged corrupt intervention on his behalf.
As Erielle Davidson wrote for The Federalist:
At a time when freedom of speech seems to be under assault, it’s worth stepping back to reconsider why it matters.
In a free society, all citizens must be able to pursue their own paths, set their own goals, and think for themselves. Of course, in America and elsewhere, there are norms, orthodoxies, and taboos. And dissident personalities frequently challenge these norms by eschewing orthodoxy and venturing into the taboo.
Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. While we should honor America's heroes every day, on this day in particular we must take time to remember the service and sacrifice of those who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action today, along with their long-suffering families.
Well, the first rule of Thursday night’s Democratic debate was a first in the history of the Republic: ABC asked Democrats to refrain from swearing during the three-hour event.
The network seemed particularly concerned about former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who has been dropping the F-bomb to express his anger about gun violence, but we think it was Bernie who got off the rails first. When speaking of his Medicare for All bill the old Socialist warhorse said, “I wrote the damn bill.”
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the nation’s most popular and powerful environmental law. There has been much discussion (and disagreement) over whether the law is a success or failure. On the one hand, almost no protected species have gone extinct since the ESA was enacted. On the other hand, equally few species have fully recovered. In fact, less than 3 percent of protected species have achieved recovery.
So why have so few animals recovered under the ESA? Too little regard for property rights.
CNN and MSNBC are running non-stop, newsless murderer promos. ... This is the right time to remember the “Don't Inspire Evil” Initiative.
News outlets that feature and name mass murderers border on criminality. They don’t advance news, they encourage copycats. Reporters, editors and producers know this, they’ve seen it, they’ve been warned by police, doctors and their own watchdog agencies -- plus the criminals themselves tell them so. “But it increases our audience and revenues!” they cry (or silently admit). It could hardly be more despicable or corrupt.
For five years, every financial and business plan from All Aboard Florida (Virgin Trains) has centered on their higher speed rail service taking only 3.15 hours from Miami to Orlando to compete with cars and planes. That time frame allowed for only four stops: in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the Orlando airport, requiring speeds of 110 mph and 125 mph on Phase 2.