President Trump spoke mildly in defense of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday, saying that the 17-year-old seemed to be defending himself when he shot three people, killing two of them. NPR, fresh off of interviewing In Defense of Looting author Vicky Osterweil, had something stern to say about that, tweeting ‘President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of three protesters against police brutality in Kenosha — claiming, without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense.’
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New FBI documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation revealed details of the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. The documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from BuzzFeed News and CNN, include redacted copies of “302” records, which detail interviews conducted by federal investigators. Among them was an interview with an unidentified supervisory special agent who recalled the events of May 9, 2017. The agent recalled that at approximately 4:51 p.m. the White House asked for Comey’s email address. Events moved swiftly from that point on.
The dynasty is a dinosaur. Camelot finally went out of business, much like the end of T.S. Eliot’s poem, The Hollow Men. “This is how the world ends/ Not with a bang, but a whimper.” The last of the Kennedys, carrying the name of the patriarch of the clan, Joseph P. Kennedy, went down hard to, of all people, Sen. Ed Markey, who spent his entire lackluster career aping the Kennedys, but now ends their 75-year reign over Massachusetts politics. Markey rolled in the state’s upper-middle-class lily-white suburbs. Kennedy was reduced to carrying the cities, but not by nearly enough, as well as a few working-class towns inhabited by blue-collar
Toddlers and children are not potent vectors for spreading the coronavirus, the latest evidence suggests, but adolescents and young adults are. Yet even as kindergartens everywhere remain closed, college campuses are reopening. But there’s an asterisk. Colleges, in truth, clearly have no intention of being genuinely open once they’ve cashed students’ rent and tuition checks. Countless students have paid full tuition, room, and board. Some did so after being threatened with the loss of their place at their school. Others were promised that they could learn either while socially distanced or live on campus. Unfortunately, students are instead being sent back to an inferior online education session.
Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial 21 replies
The White House slammed Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday night for a “ludicrous” plan to remove, relocate or “contextualize” the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments in the nation’s capital. “By publishing a plan that recommends potentially removing the Washington Monument, Christopher Columbus Statue, Andrew Jackson Statue, and Jefferson Memorial—among many other ludicrous recommendations — the radically liberal mayor of Washington, D.C., is repeating the same left-wing narrative used to incite dangerous riots: demolishing our history and destroying our great heritage,” said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
hair salon for blow-out,
owner calls it ‘slap in the face’ 24 replies
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News had learned. In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose. The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask. Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.
to face the enemy to their left 11 replies
Dems can’t afford to kowtow to the hard left Last week, a mob of white protesters swarmed a white woman eating dinner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Video of the bullies demanding that patrons raise their fists in solidarity with the movement went viral. Pro-Trump and right-wing media personalities were quick to insist this verbal assault was emblematic of the entire Democratic Party and the broader American left. Never mind that the victim, Lauren Victor, was a fellow progressive who told a Washington Post reporter, “I’m very much with them. I’ve been marching with them for weeks.”
Fourteen years ago today marks the low point of the Iraq War. Mounting U.S. casualties and raging sectarian violence in an undeclared civil war was the order of the day. That changed late in the afternoon when Sheik Sattar Bezia abu Risha handed me a hand written three page document that would become the charter of the Anbar Awakening. The very thought of Iraqi tribal leaders siding with American forces, especially in Ramadi — the most dangerous city in the world, and the site of the first al Qaeda Caliphate — was unprecedented alliance. Anbar Was Lost was both the front page headline and the consensus intelligence assessment,
Not Into Biden’s Plan For America 8 replies
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – In 2016, Donald Trump squeaked out a shocking electoral victory in Pennsylvania by flipping three counties that had previously been carried by Barack Obama. And it doesn’t look like the enthusiasm for Trump has waned in the four years since his victory in the state. Driving into the southeastern county of Northampton over the weekend, evidence of support for the president was readily apparent: road signs, bumper stickers, and flags peppered the landscape as I pulled into the quiet community. Bethlehem is a quintessential Pennsylvanian town that represents the dichotomies of rural and urban residents as well as academics and blue-collar workers.
History, we like to say, has a way of playing tricks on all of us. Just as Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland was blaming President Trump for the murder of a right wing protester in Oregon’s leading city, the New York Times was preparing to stand trial in federal court on a libel complaint brought by — wait for it — Sarah Palin. It could prove illuminating for all those who are recklessly accusing their foes of being a party to violence. Mrs. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, sued the Times for an editorial suggesting that advertisement put out by a Palin political committee
from Hostile Regimes by Over $1.5 Billion 9 replies
New data from the Department of Education show that several top-tier universities, including Yale and Cornell, failed to report more than $3 billion in foreign gifts and funds—many of which come from anti-American regimes such as China and Qatar. According to a new study from the Clarion Project, American colleges and universities inaccurately disclosed foreign funding to the Department of Education. Between 2014 and 2019, they reported a total of $11 billion in foreign funds. But the Clarion Project’s data show that the true number is over $14 billion.
down … by Joe Biden’s supporters 14 replies
Is this Joe Biden’s America? Or Donald Trump’s America? Certainly, America is deeply divided today. But every bit of the horrifying images and footage of burning, looting and violence we see today comes exclusively from Joe Biden’s America. The carnage in Joe Biden’s America is the result of Democrat mayors and governors unwilling and unable to stand up to the lawless, rioting mob that outwardly claims it is motivated by the very same fevers and political positions that motivate Mr. Biden himself.