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Political Science

MASSIVE ARCTIC ICE GAIN OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS

Analysis by Tony Heller

Arctic sea ice extent is up 40% from this date five years ago.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Real Science--


NEW RESEARCH: ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ NOT AS THREATENING TO PLANET AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--UK Telegraph--


Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 09/20/17

Read and comment on today’s letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


The Culture War

WOMAN RAISED BY LESBIANS: LGBT IS AN ‘EXTREMIST MINORITY’ PUSHING ‘THE EXTINCTION OF GENDER’

Millie Fontana, a donor-conceived child of lesbian parents, is a child’s rights activist who believes that same-sex marriage and the push for “gender equality” is a ruse, a coordinated step by an “extremist minority” to end “gender altogether.”

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


REPORT: HOSTILITY TO RELIGION SURGED 133% IN LAST 5 OBAMA YEARS

Instances of hostility to religion across America surged 133 percent during the last five years of the Obama administration, according to a new report that documents more than 1,400 incidents ranging from the Obamacare attacks on faithful Christians to various prison restrictions on Muslims and Sikhs.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


Media Watch

JAMES O’KEEFE TEASES ‘BIGGEST EVER MEDIA INVESTIGATION’ - MUSES ‘PEOPLE WILL BE FIRED’

In a video announcement released on Monday, Project Veritas founder and guerrilla journalist James O’Keefe warned his organization is currently operating one of the biggest ever investigations into the mainstream media’s ‘holy grail,’ promising media people will likely lose their jobs over the imminent exposé.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Gateway Pundit--


ANDY McCARTHY: SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT OBAMA OFFICIALS’ MANAFORT WIRETAPPING DENIALS

After months of current and former federal officials insisting there was no merit to allegations the government conducted surveillance on Donald Trump or his campaign during the 2016 cycle, there are now reports that former campaign manager Paul Manafort was being wiretapped.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


News of the Day

FINLAND’S WELFARE STATE HAS A MASSIVE BABY PROBLEM

Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there’s little to suggest a reversal in the trend.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Bloomberg--


FBI WIRETAPPED TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN MANAFORT BEFORE AND AFTER ELECTION

WASHINGTON - US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNN--


NYT: MANAFORT TOLD HE WILL BE INDICTED

Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the Department of Justice’s Russia probe, is reportedly gearing up for an indictment of Paul Manafort in the case.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--

Editorial Comment

Prediction: The indictment will be for something completely unrelated to the “Russia probe,” and will be used to pressure Manafort to make some damaging allegations about the president. - BK


DEMS PROPOSE ‘HOTEL ACT’ TO BAN SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY AT TRUMP PROPERTIES

Democratic legislators are introducing the Hotel Act, a bill that would ban executive branch officials from paying taxpayer money to stay any property owned by the president, vice president, Cabinet secretaries, or their family members, according to The Washington Post.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


TRUMP HERALDS ‘SOVEREIGNTY’ IN SPEECH AT U.N.

WASHINGTON - President Trump urged members of the United Nations to join the United States in defeating the murderous and corrupt regimes of North Korea and Iran, warning that his administration would do so unilaterally if necessary.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


SEN. RAND PAUL EXPECTS TRUMP, ACTING ALONE, TO ALLOW INSURANCE SALES ACROSS STATE LINES

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday dismissed the latest Republican health care bill as “just another big-government boondoggle.”

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


MATTIS SPELLS OUT HOW ‘TRANSGENDER’ BAN WILL WORK

The Department of Defense will allow existing servicemen and women who are transgender [sic] to continue serving indefinitely, but First, people who are being treated for ‘gender dysphoria’ - the condition where a person identifies as the opposite of their biological gender - can no longer enlist or receive officer commissions.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--UK Daily Mail--


TRUMP KILLED 2 OLD REGS FOR EVERY NEW 1, $645 MILLION SAVED

The Trump administration has fulfilled one of the president’s key campaign promises to wipe out costly Obama-era regulations, according to a new fiscal year ending report card on the effort.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Examiner--


AUDIT: IRS IMPROPERLY WITHHELD INFORMATION AFTER FOIA REQUESTS WERE FILED

The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information from requesters after Freedom of Information Act requests were filed, according to a report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Washington Free Beacon--


TRUMP BLASTS SOCIALISM AT U.N.

TRUMP: "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (Applause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--grabien news--


UNIONS ARE TRAINING HOTEL WORKERS TO FACE DOWN IMMIGRATION RAIDS

Hotel workers in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York have been gathering for training sessions recently on how to handle visits from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The sessions, organized by the labor union Unite Here!, teach workers how to effectively stonewall ICE agents, emphasizing employees’ right to refuse to answer questions or show identification.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Bloomberg--

Editorial Comment

So now illegal immigrants have their own union! - BK


BILL’S ENABLING WIFE: ON SECOND THOUGHT, I WON’T BE CHALLENGING THE ELECTION

Is this a clarification, or a reversal? Mic’s Emily Singer calls it the former, but more than one person took it to be the latter after hearing Hillary Clinton’s NPR interview with Terry Gross on Monday.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Hot Air--

Editorial Comment

It was just a “trial balloon”. - BK


Tales of Political Correctness

‘SNOWFLAKES’ NOW ‘TRIGGERED’ BY COTTON-BALLS

Who knew! Those fluffy white cotton balls on display in your favorite floral arrangement or in your bathroom cabinet?

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


Our Brave New Schools

SURVEY: 44% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS SAY HATE SPEECH NOT PROTECTED IN FIRST AMENDMENT

Freedom of expression is in jeopardy at U.S. colleges and universities, according to a survey of students conducted by John Villasenor at Brookings.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


COLLEGE ENCOURAGES LEFTISTS TO THREATEN VIOLENCE WITH ‘INTERIM’ EVENT POLICY

If you don’t want libertarian social scientist Charles Murray to return to Middlebury College, just run your playbook again.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The College Fix--


PITT STUDENTS DEMAND DISARMING OF POLICE, FREE TUITION

University of Pittsburgh students are demanding that school officials disarm all university police while banning “city cops” from campus entirely.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Campus Reform--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

WHO TRULY IMPERILS OUR FREE SOCIETY?

Commentary by Patrick J. Buchanan

“The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.” … Hilaire Belloc’s depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


THE ‘HANDMAID’S TALE’ LUNACY

Commentary by Rich Lowry

‘Trump’s America’ is not perfect, but it is far from Atwood’s dystopia.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


THE LAST BEST HOPE TO EUTHANIZE OBAMACARE

Commentary by David Catron

If Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson fails to pass, PPACA is here to stay.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


OBAMA-ERA EDUCATION MEDDLING LEAVES MINORITIES WORSE OFF

Commentary by Hans Bader

On September 12, the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project released a paper about illegal overreaching by the Obama-era Education and Justice Departments, which resulted in policies that still persist today.

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


I’M NOT ‘FORCING MY MORALITY ON YOU’ - YOU’RE FORCING YOUR IMMORALITY ON ME

Commentary by Matt Walsh

The headline of an article in The New York Times poses an interesting question: “Cake is his art. So can he deny one to a gay [sic] couple?”

(Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


HILLARY’S INSANE CHARGE OF THE MEDIA AS PRO-TRUMP

Commentary by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

Of all the ridiculous excuses Hillary Clinton could possibly make on her book tour to explain why she couldn’t win the 2016 presidential election, the most ridiculous has to be that the national media favored Donald Trump.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


HILLARY, HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

Commentary by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

She confirms her election night meltdown.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


TRUMP AT THE U.N.

Commentary by The Editors

It will be known, at least for now, as the Rocket Man speech, but it was more than that.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


THE END OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Commentary by Ben Shapiro

Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE RIGHT TO EXPECT LOYALTY FROM HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL?

Commentary by Alan Dershowitz

Recent news reports describe the president chastising his Attorney General Jeff Sessions for disloyalty.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


ON ‘DREAMERS’: THE EASY THING IS OFTEN NOT THE RIGHT THING

Commentary by Alex McFarland

Some lawmakers have been attempting to reach across the aisle to create the best plan for those who are living in the United States illegally because their parents brought them to the country as children.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


ARE THE GLACIERS IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK GROWING?

Analysis by Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D.

Glacier National Park (GNP) straddles the continental divide along Montana’s border with Canada. Ever since Al Gore’s 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Park has been seen as ground zero in the international battle over manmade global warming. Almost every major figure promoting apocalyptic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2 hysteria has made a publicized visit to the Park.

(Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Watts Up with That--


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