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  • Little House on the Praire Books labeled Offensive

    07/16/2018 5:22:25 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 2 replies
    I was sitting on my daughter’s bed reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, and this and other scenes in “Little House on the Prairie” stopped me cold. What had been, in my gauzy memory, a beautiful and pure story was complicated by passages like this: “Why don’t you like Indians, Ma?” Laura asked, and she caught a drop of molasses with her tongue. “I just don’t like them; and don’t lick your fingers, Laura,” said Ma.
  • Booker: Trump Being Harsher to Europe than Putin Is ‘Commander-in-Chief Malpractice’

    07/16/2018 5:21:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/15/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation With Al Sharpton,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said if President Donald Trump were not harsh on Russian President Vladimir Putin during their upcoming meeting it would amount to “commander-in-chief malpractice.” Booker said, “Well, the president’s relationship with Putin has been disturbing, to say the least. This is a president who seems to have better relationships with someone who attacked the United States of America, even calling for him to rejoin the relationships with communities like he did when he was up in Canada. It is outrageous the way he treats him but then our allies, who...
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal Accuses Putin of “Act of War”

    07/16/2018 4:53:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy who lied about his military service, Richard Blumenthal is sounding mighty bellicose this morning. Appearing on Morning Joe today, the Dem senator from Connecticut said: “We are facing a continuing act of war by Vladimir Putin. He has tried to divide us, cause disarray, and he will stop at nothing to destroy these Western democracies.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Trump-Putin Summit.....

    07/16/2018 4:32:25 AM PDT · by caww · 19 replies
    Live news ^ | 7/16/2018 | Fox News
    http://www.livenewson.com/american/fox-news-channel.html
  • Raising a Child in a Doomed World (NYT alert)

    07/16/2018 4:30:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Roy Scranton
    I cried two times when my daughter was born. First for joy, when after 27 hours of labor the little feral being we’d made came yowling into the world, and the second for sorrow, holding the earth’s newest human and looking out the window with her at the rows of cars in the hospital parking lot, the strip mall across the street, the box stores and drive-throughs and drainage ditches and asphalt and waste fields that had once been oak groves. A world of extinction and catastrophe, a world in which harmony with nature had long been foreclosed. My partner...
  • President Trump and Mr. Putin: Arrival at Helsinki

    07/16/2018 4:03:45 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 7 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 7/16/18 | self
    Putin arriving at Presidential Palace in Helsinki:……… very relaxed and informal ______________ Donald J. Trump arrives.
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails (Huh?)

    07/16/2018 2:50:01 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly." Christie said on ABC's "This Week," where he serves as a contributor, that the Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to hack Democratic servers during the 2016 election underscored the problems with how the media used those documents. "At the time you were playing this, the media was playing this at the time as if this was credible sourcing," Christie said. "And what [former interim DNC chairwoman] Donna [Brazile] said...
  • EU pushes China on trade, saying it could open up if it wanted

    07/16/2018 2:40:11 AM PDT · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/16/2018 | By Christian Shepherd and Michael Martina
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China could open its economy if it so wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the need to uphold free trade and multilateralism as the United States and China become increasingly mired in a trade dispute, with no sign of negotiations on the horizon. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned he may ultimately impose tariffs on more than...
  • This is the 'biggest bubble in the history of mankind and it's going to burst,' Ron Paul says

    07/16/2018 2:18:26 AM PDT · by cba123 · 34 replies
    MSN / CNBC ^ | 4 hours ago | Keris Lehiff
    Look to the stock market and you'd assume Wall Street was doing just fine. The S&P 500 has come back to March highs, the Dow is back to positive for 2018, and the Nasdaq is at fresh records. It's all built on shaky foundations, said longtime market bear and former Republican Congressman Ron Paul. This market is in the "biggest bubble in the history of mankind," and when it bursts, it could cut the stock market in half, he told CNBC's "Futures Now" Thursday. (please see full story at link)
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Trump: US-Russia relationship has NEVER been worse

    07/16/2018 1:55:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 07/16/18 10:42 | David Rosenberg
    The relationship between the US and Russia has “never been worse”, President Donald Trump claimed Monday morning, ahead of a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a tweet Monday, the president decried the timing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s announcement on Friday of the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials suspected of attempting to meddle with the US presidential election in 2016. […] Ahead of the summit, Trump said the US-Russia relationship was at a new low, blaming US “foolishness” and the ongoing special probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government....
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 21 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for...
  • It’s Undeniable: Trump Is Blessed With Really Stupid Enemies

    07/16/2018 12:07:00 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | 16 July 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Donald Trump goes to Europe, scandalizes the Euroweenies, libs, and cruise-shilling grifters of Never Trump, and comes back victorious. He’s about to get his second SCOTUS justice confirmed – all they have on Brett Kavanaugh is that he likes beer and is named “Brett.” In Congress, the Democrats decided to go all in on abolishing ICE because Americans love open borders and welcome MS-13 or something. In the Mueller farce, the Dems decided that the smart play was to publicly run interference for creepy weirdo Peter Strzok when he went on national TV doing his impression of Lotion Boy from...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery

    07/15/2018 11:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Friday morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would bring back slavery if he is confirmed to the nation's highest court. "Let me say a word about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Clinton told the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) at its national convention. "This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights — including those to make our own health decisions." "It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of...
  • President Trump on Obama, Crooked Hillary, and Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok! (Tweetstorm)

    07/15/2018 10:58:40 PM PDT · by Ken H · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 15, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok! 10:37 PM - 15 Jul 20
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails

    07/15/2018 10:38:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07-15-2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly."
  • Supporters Cheer as Trump Nears Helsinki Hotel

    07/15/2018 9:41:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    AP via WDIO, ABC 10, Duluth MN ^ | July 15, 2018 08:59 PM
    Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting “Make America Great Again” caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. […] The Trump fans, several from the True Finn anti-immigration party, said they wanted to make a show of support in a country where many people have criticized his policies. A few scattered boos rang out from across the road. …
  • Trump 2020, outside groups raise $32.7 million in just 3 months, small donors rule...

    07/15/2018 9:36:19 PM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/15/2018 | Paul Beford
    in just the last three months, an explosion of support driven by small donors, the groups have reported to the Federal Election Commission. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s re-election campaign raised $8.3 million and, when added to the money collected by its two associated groups, the total was $17.7 million in the second reporting quarter. The campaign has $33 million on hand...... In the new report, it said that 98.5 percent of fundraising was from small donors. America First Action and its nonprofit affiliate, America First Policies, raised another $15 million. Those two have raised $47 million since being...
  • Israel Broadens Fight Against Iran

    07/15/2018 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv
    Israel is ramping up attacks against Iranian supply lines in Syria to block the flow of weapons to Hezbollah and other Tehran-backed militias, as it seeks to drive its foe away from its borders. In June Israel targeted a far-flung compound near the Syria-Iraq border, according to a security official, after carrying out multiple strikes closer to home against suspected Iranian military assets in Syria, where Iran is a key backer of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel, in accordance with its usual practice, didn’t confirm or deny it carried out the June airstrike. The U.S. denied responsibility, and a U.S. official...
  • China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

    07/15/2018 9:10:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT | Joe McDonald
    China’s economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. Even before the dispute with Washington erupted, forecasters expected growth to cool after Beijing started tightening controls on bank lending last year to rein in surging debt. Economic activity is expected to decline further as global demand for Chinese exports weakens and lending controls weigh on construction and investment, major contributors to growth. Beijing has responded to previous downturns...