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Political Science

POLL: BLACK AND HISPANIC DEMOCRATS BREAK FROM WHITES ON ‘TRANSGENDER’ BELIEFS

While Americans’ transgender [sic] beliefs vary widely by party, Black and Hispanic Democrats are far closer to Republicans’ views than are White Democrats, a new Pew Research survey reveals.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


‘TRANSGENDER’ ATHLETES WON’T NEED MEDICAL PROOF TO COMPETE WITH IDENTIFIED GENDER IN NEW JERSEY

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, which governs most high school sports in New Jersey, will now allow transgender [sic] students to compete based on their gender identity without medical consultation, according to a new policy.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--

Editorial Comment

The only real medical proof is contained on a person’s original birth certificate. - BK


Local/State News

SUBWAY RIDER: I ASKED MANSPREADER TO STOP, SO HE PUNCHED ME IN THE FACE

A woman says she was slugged in the face by a racist lunatic on the subway - all because she asked him to stop “manspreading.”

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--New York Post--


CLINTON ALLIES STRIKE BACK AT GILLIBRAND

Some of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s key allies are hitting back at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s comments that the former president should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal, with one saying they found her comments “strange” coming 20 years after his presidency, and another saying he believes there is a “special place in hell” for people like her.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 11/18/17

Read and comment on pending letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


The Culture War

CHRISTIANS ASKING IS THE POPE STILL CATHOLIC?

Is the pope Catholic? It’s not a punch line. It’s a question being asked about the current head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis, who critics believe is showing signs of abandoning fundamental Catholic doctrines - including the existence of hell.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


Media Watch

CNN’S ‘NEW DAY’ ONLY GIVES 1 MIN TO MURDERED COP, SPENDS 3 MIN ON CORRUPT COP

Since word broke early Thursday morning that a black police officer in Baltimore was shot in the head and then died, CNN has conspicuously buried the story, in contrast with the liberal news network’s history of giving attention to black suspects who are killed or roughed up by police officers.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


CHRIS WALLACE: TRUMP IS A ‘TREMENDOUS THREAT’ TO OUR DEMOCRACY

Fox News’ Chris Wallace characterized President Trump’s attacks on the press as a “tremendous threat” to our democracy, but also added some critique of the media for their bias against him.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MISLED ON AL QAEDA

A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Weekly Standard--

Editorial Comment

And it’s not like his employer didn’t know it at the time. - BK


13 REASONS FOX VIEWERS WANT SHEP SMITH FIRED

It’s a known fact that in 2010 a committee including Hillary Clinton and eight other members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet approved a deal allowing a Russian company to obtain 20 percent of America’s uranium production by acquiring Canada-based Uranium One.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


TWITTER CRACKDOWN SPARKS FREE SPEECH CONCERNS

Twitter’s verification program put the company at the center of another political headache this week, with the social media giant stuck between liberals who demand stricter rules about hate speech and misinformation and conservatives who fear the site will target them for their political views.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Hill--


FAKE FACT CHECK: POLITIFACT RATES OBVIOUSLY SATIRICAL BERGDAHL ENTRY ‘PANTS ON FIRE’

by Tom Blumer

Boy, it’s a good thing that Google and Facebook have enlisted “fact checkers” like the Associated Press, Snopes, and Politifact to vet questionable stories appearing in their news feeds. After all, those sites are experts at identifying so-called “fake news” ...

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


News of the Day

‘ME TOO’ MOVEMENT RENEWS EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT PUSH

WASHINGTON - Equal Rights Amendment advocates think this could be their moment.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--USA Today--


U.S. DESTROYER SLIGHTLY DAMAGED IN COLLISION WITH TUG OFF JAPAN

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


HATCH TELLS DEMOCRAT SENATOR TAX-CUT-FOR-RICH ARGUMENT IS ‘BULL CR--’

Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah) angrily told Sen. Sherrod Brown (D.-Ohio) on Thursday evening that the argument he and other Democrats were making--that the tax-reform plan the committee was considering would be a tax cut for rich--was “crap” and “bull crap.”

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


CDC DATA: 28.8 MILLION ‘UNINSURED’ IN FIRST HALF OF 2017

Newly released data shows that 9 percent of the United States population, or about 28.8 million people, was uninsured in the first half of 2017.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--

Editorial Comment

That’s a real Obamacare success story! - BK


OHIO SENATE PASSES BILL TO BAN ABORTIONS ON BABIES WITH DOWN SYNDROME

An Ohio bill to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from abortion passed the state Senate Wednesday, a move that soon could land the anti-discrimination measure on the governor’s desk.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--LifeNews.com--

Editorial Comment

But why shouldn’t babies without Down Syndrome be entitled to equal protection under the law? - BK


SOUTH KOREA CONCERNED ABOUT NORKS’ USE OF ILLEGAL WEAPONS

Some in South Korea are accusing North Korea of violating the armistice by opening fire at the border.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Daily Caller--


SASSE: ABA RATINGS OF TRUMP JUDICIAL PICKS TAINTED BY LIBERALISM

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., wrote Friday that the American Bar Association “is a liberal organization” and should not be considered neutral in its evaluations.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


CONGRESS SPENT $17 MILLION PAYING FOR ITS SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENTS

The Congressional Office Of Compliance (OOC) released a year-by-year breakdown Wednesday of harassment settlements, including the $17 million awarded to victims throughout the past decade.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Daily Caller--


ALLRED REFUSES TO ANSWER IF YEARBOOK SIGNATURE A FORGERY

Embattled Attorney Gloria Allred, who is well known for trotting out women to confess to phony crimes against conservatives, held a press conference on Monday afternoon. Allred and her client accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape in 1977.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Gateway Pundit--

Editorial Comment

We shouldn’t yield to the temptation to discount all allegations if one is proven to be a hoax. But we probably will. - BK


SUSAN COLLINS: AL FRANKEN GROPING REPORTS ‘DISTURBING’

Sen. Susan Collins said Thursday that reports Sen. Al Franken groped a radio news anchor in 2006 were “disturbing” and the Minnesota Democrat’s “belated apology was certainly warranted.”

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--

Editorial Comment

I wonder if she’s disturbed that Franken didn’t grope her. - BK


TRUMP CAVES TO ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, RESTORES BAN ON BIG GAME TROPHY IMPORTS

President Trump on Friday abruptly reversed a decision to lift a ban on importing trophies of African elephants shot by big game hunters, saying the issue needed more study.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Times--

Editorial Comment

Ref: Previous story. - BK


Tales of Political Correctness

LENA DUNHAM, WHO SAID WOMEN DON’T LIE ABOUT RAPE, DEFENDS ‘GIRLS’ WRITER ACCUSED OF RAPE

Liberal actress Lena Dunham came out to forcefully defend her “Girls” writer from accusations that he raped an actress, but some are throwing back in her face a tweet where she said women never lie about rape.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


STARBUCKS CELEBRATED FOR THE ‘GAY AGENDA’ CAMPAIGN ON THEIR HOLIDAY CUPS

People are theorizing that the holiday design for Starbucks’ cups contain a hidden pro-gay message, and their official Twitter account appeared to confirm it.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


ALT-LEFT INSANITY: LIBS WANT TO BAN RAISING KIDS, KILL AGING PARENTS

by Dan Gainor

If Paul McCartney and Wings want to record another album, they should call it, Ban On The Run. It could be the Splinter theme song, appropriate since this is “Ban Week” on that crazy, alt-lefty site.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


Our Brave New Schools

SCHOOL NIXES BOY’S ‘FAKE NEWS’ T-SHIRT ON FIELD TRIP TO CNN

A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters - but the boy’s parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Fox News insider--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

DO CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS HAVE ENOUGH IN COMMON TO KEEP A COUNTRY TOGETHER ANYMORE?

Commentary by John Hawkins

Remember the woman who was fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade? Well, she has been deluged with job offers from liberals and a Gofundme set up in her name has raised 117k dollars and counting. This seems like a small thing, but it’s indicative of where we are as a society.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


GOP BATTLE CRY: “MAKE OBAMACARE VOLUNTARY!”

Commentary by Deroy Murdock

Congress should adopt an idea that President Donald J. Trump offered as he concluded his successful twelve-day Asian sojourn. Lawmakers also should give this policy a better name.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


THE SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE IS A TERRIBLE PLACE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONS

Commentary by Josh Israel

Just a few hours after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday of kissing and groping her without her consent on a 2006 USO tour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled to his colleagues how the matter should be dealt with: He farmed out the question to the Senate’s Select Committee on Ethics.

(Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Think Progress--


POPULATION PANIC, BACK AGAIN

Commentary by Heather Wilhelm

Many on the left are reviving the dubious argument that procreation is immoral.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


‘LIBERALS’’ SUDDEN CONCERN ABOUT BILL CLINTON’S BEHAVIOR IS CYNICAL

Commentary by David Harsanyi

A number of notable liberals have recently decided to start taking allegations of sexual assault against former President Bill Clinton seriously. Let’s just say that discarding the Clintons when they’re no longer politically useful in order to retroactively grab the higher moral ground isn’t exactly an act of heroism. But if we’re going to relitigate history, let’s get it right.

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


TOP WASHINGTON POST WRITER DEFENDS PEDERASTY

Commentary by George Neumayr

So what does Philip Kennicott think of his paper’s Roy Moore coverage?

(Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


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