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New York Times Rails At GOP Gerrymandering In Wisconsin: ‘Dangerous To Democracy’

August 16, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Reporter Michael Wines hyperventilated again over gerrymandering by Republicans in Wisconsin, in Thursday’s New York Times: “Push to End Partisan Maps Is Held Up by the Map Makers.” He led off with strong language about how liberals find it “dangerous to democracy.” When the Supreme Court concluded this summer that it […]

Reining In Google

August 16, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ President Trump has claimed that Google discriminates against conservatives.  This is true to varying degrees, some of which are extreme. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/anti-tech-bill-sponsor-white-house-social-media-summit-1586902 As I pointed out in my article “How Google discriminates against conservatives and skeptics” the anti-conservative bias is built into Google’s search algorithm. https://www.cfact.org/2019/08/10/how-google-discriminates-against-conservatives-and-skeptics/ There is actually a semantic […]

What Hong Kong Unrest Tells Us About China’s Plans For The Rest Of The World

August 15, 2019 by

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By James Carafano ~ The outside world can do little to assure the future of freedom in Hong Kong beyond making the case that preserving the principles of liberty are at stake. Nevertheless, the plight of that territory’s more than 7 million souls can teach us an important lesson about what China has in mind […]

EU Governance Chaos

July 7, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A month ago I predicted political turmoil in EU HQ and here it is. The strong (American like) showings by both the left and right in the parliamentary elections have destabilized the old, comfortable, left wing center. The issue is who gets the top political positions? It is sort of […]

A Nation Worth Lauding

July 4, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ This week, as Americans commemorate Independence Day and the creation of the most free, most prosperous nation on earth, we will inevitably hear from those who say there’s no reason to celebrate a country where not everyone gained their freedom or their equality in 1776. […]

Why The Supreme Court Got It Right On Gerrymandering

June 28, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts. This should come as no surprise, since it’s the same conclusion the court reached the last time this issue was before it […]

NY Times’ Front Page Whines About Right-Wing Bullies Buying Up Western Land

June 25, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The front page of Sunday’s New York Times featured Denver-based national correspondent Julie Turkewitz demonstrating hostility to private property and the dismayingly conservative billionaires who own it in “As Billionaires Snap Up Open Land in West, Public Is Fenced Out”: The Wilks brothers grew up in a goat shed, never finished […]