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Review of ‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’
Weakening polar vortex may yield longer, harsher winters in North America
District Court Judge Discovers Constitutional Right to Publicly Financed Sex Change Operations
Really? For cosmetic surgery?
Privileged college kids don't understand real social injustice
Harvard Law commemorates one-year anniversary of (likely hoax) ‘black tape’ incident
Race hoaxes are what keep the race baiters in business
NYC scores big by hanging on to charter-school visionary Eva Moskowitz
What American law professors forgot and what Trump knew
TV reporter fired after writing Facebook post praising Trump
Hillary "Attack Dog" David Brock Plotting With Soros, Steyer, Sussman To "Kick Trump's Ass"
Regardless of what he does, I assume. There will be no honeymoon this time.
Pitt students offered extra credit to attend anti-Trump march
Students Target Columbia Wrestlers Over Leaked Chat Room Messages
Memo To Millennials: That Awful Feeling You've Got Is Called Losing
How Affirmative Action Really Works
The truth of the matter is that the Obama administration saw the high-water mark of progressivism.
Think federal policy matters? Here’s why conservatives have a once-in-a-lifetime legislative opportunity at the state level
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Shoes.com Bans Ivanka Trump Products Because of Politics – THEN BRAGS ABOUT IT ONLINE
Thanksgivingmanship: Your Guide to Surviving the SJW Imbeciles Who Have Spent a Week Reading Vox Articles About How to Survive You
The Term "Fake News" Joins "Hate Speech" As A New Tool for Ideological Speech Suppresion
Liberals who claim history’s on their side got a cold wake-up call
Steve Bannon Vows ‘Economic Nationalist Movement’ from White House — ‘As Exciting as the 1930s, Greater than the
Does America have too much trade protectionism?
" I’m trying to imagine a similar story in, say, 2008: high school students and their teacher enact the assassination of Barack Obama."
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The pendulum swings, perhaps?
It's happened before; Woodrow Wilson was supposed to be the second coming, the be all and end of all of American progress. “During the presidential election of 1916, many leftists had embraced Woodrow Wilson as an almost supernatural leader of near messianic promise, but in the wake of repression at home and revolution and diplomatic disappointment abroad, he came to be seen as a Judas, and his affected rhetoric came to be seen as mere mummery (supercilious hypocrisy).” He was so discredited that the label "Progressive" had to be dropped in favor of "Liberal".
Michael McGerr (U of Ind and historian of the Progressive Movement) writes, “Amid race riots, strikes, high inflation, and a frenzied Red Scare, Americans rejected the Progressive blueprint for the nation. The climax of Progressivism, World War I, was also its death knell. Modern Republicanism — in the form of Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and modern liberalism both emerged as reactions to the excesses of Progressivism."
Historical note for post above: It's almost 100 years ago that the be all and end all, of Woodrow Wilson's presidency, thoroughly discredited the Progressive agenda. I don't know if history will repeat; government dependency is exponentially greater today, and not just by individuals. OTOH, the elites cannot grapple with the offensiveness of their overreach or their increasingly glaring incompetence.
"Regardless of what he does, I assume. There will be no honeymoon this time."
What are ya saying, "He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" Let's hope that most people realize this.
Meanwhile, let us also hope that most people are on to the media, which has resorted to throwing anything at the wall, in the hope that it sticks. Not to mention that America is a bottomless pit of clucky "church lady" types who live to scold and correct others; it justifies their existence.
They have been reduced to this, in part, by technology and the class cultural divide. They are forced to rely on "click bait: as their revenue streams: melodrama based on rumours, fantastical speculation, crying wolf, baiting of public figures, hoaxes, and the never fails, "sky is falling" meme.
I hope Bannon does have some fresh ideas. I happen to think that if you can fix the jobs situation for the Middle, a lot of other problems go away or are mitigated, even though this is not necessarily the President's job. I don't know about "Economic Nationalism", I was just hoping for a shift in emphasis that didn't put the corporatists and Special Interests first, for a change.
In any case, this is a tough job, finding a path through a minefield of unintended consequences, not to mention, complicated by Automation.
For anyone interested, see the posts on automation featured on "Chicago Boyz" http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/54256.html
Fake News is going to backfire on the leftists.
MSM has been way too guilty, too far left, and too obvious for that not to be worked against them.
Memo To Millennials: That Awful Feeling You've Got Is Called Losing
But thanks for participating.
I don't want to pay for (and shouldn't have to pay for) someone else's cosmetic surgery. Not in mental institutions, not in jail, not in the military, not in the VA, not noway, not nohow. Any judge that rules in such a manner should be impeached and removed from the bench.
Now that (impeachment) would be a good form of "judicial activism" and something for the new administration to look into regarding over-reaching federal judges. I'm tired of penumbras, reflections, wisps of swamp gas, smoke, mirror-images, and whatever being "found" in the Constitution by knuckleheaded judges.
Thanks to AVI for posting this worthwhile link on the performance of the media this cycle.
The author was trying to keep his article short so that it would be read widely. He did not include the monetary pressures on media. I wonder how much insight Trump had, if it was his strategy to manipulate the weaknesses of the media, in that they sabotaged there own credibility, or if he was prepared to just roll through all the flak?
And lest we forget, this works both ways. There is a lot of contrived kr@p written about Clinton as well.
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