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These 3 Groups Organized To Support Mail-In Voting

June 24, 2020 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Political progressives who favor the expanded use of mail-in balloting have been telling the American people not to pay attention to that man on Twitter who sees a potential connection between their proposals and massive voter fraud. The Brennan Center for Justice, Priorities USA, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights […]

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

Big Tech And Big Tyranny: Zoom To Enforce China’s Speech Laws

June 17, 2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Big Tech companies, once seen as creating world-changing platforms that gave voice to the voiceless are actually beholden to government censorship — especially in China. The video-conference company Zoom reportedly “announced Thursday that it would help the Beijing government crack down on activists within that country, and would only draw the […]

Appeals Court Rebukes Imperious Judge Over Absurd Absentee Ballot Ruling

June 15, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith and Hans von Spakovsky ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has taken federal District Judge Fred Biery to the proverbial woodshed over an outlandish order he issued in late May. In that order, Biery required Texas to allow all voters to vote by mail even if they didn’t […]

The True Plight Of Black Americans

June 11, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our […]

Trump: ‘Angry Mob’ Must Not Drown Out ‘Righteous Cries Of Peaceful Protesters’

June 2, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump announced the deployment of the military to help quell the violent riots in Washington, D.C., and said he would send federal troops to states to restore order if governors didn’t act. “What happened in this city last night was a total disgrace,” Trump announced Monday evening in the […]

Police Continue to Intimidate Licenced Firearms Owners

March 19, 2020 by

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https://thebfd.co.nz/ The BFD is your Brash, Focused and Dedicated site for news, views and social commentary on issues locally and around the world, that matter to you.     Author: Dieuwe de Boer Christian. Conservative. Nationalist.  Traditionalist. Card-carrying member of the patriarchy. Part of a rising tide of young family men fighting against left-wing regressives […]

3 Big Takeaways From Trump’s Trip To India

February 27, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ It may look as if President Donald Trump’s trip to India boiled down to little more than media optics and Taj Mahal photo shoots. But there is much more significance to it than that. Over 100,000 people packed a cricket stadium to hear Trump and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, reprise the “Howdy, Modi” […]

Exploring ‘A More Or Less Perfect Union’

February 13, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ The three-part documentary TV series “A More or Less Perfect Union,” produced by Free to Choose Network, will air on various PBS stations across the nation this month. The documentary is a personal exploration of the U.S. Constitution by Justice Douglas Ginsburg, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

New York Times Decides Which Groups Are ‘Islamophobic,’ Shouldn’t Meet At Mar-a-Lago

October 20, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times is again trying to police the boundaries of allowable debate in Saturday’s edition, with a supposed controversy over a scheduled meeting at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort by a group reviled by the Left for its documentation of the threat of radical Islam: “Mar-a-Lago Again Under Fire for […]

The Self-Congratulation In Banned Books Week

October 6, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. “I banned a book,” he wrote. “Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree.” The […]

Is Google News Legally Liable For Bias Against Conservatives?

October 6, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently wrote that Google News should be sued for bias against conservative sources, not regulated. Regulating Internet news aggregators is the last thing we want, but Google News is clearly doing something wrong, that needs to be corrected. To further this line of thought, here is a specific legal […]

Is Google CEO Op-Ed On Fox Business A Shift To The Right?

October 5, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The massive search engine monopoly that is Google is now defending small businesses and it did so on Fox Business. That raises an interesting question: Do conservatives suddenly look more appealing to Big Tech in the face of regulatory statements by Democrat candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). In an op-ed penned […]

Beware The Right-Wing Media Machine?

October 3, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ In the fall of 1998, the House Republicans took Kenneth Starr’s report on Bill Clinton’s impeachable conduct and launched an impeachment inquiry. The media elites roared in disgust. NBC’s Gwen Ifill quoted an unnamed (naturally) House Judiciary Committee member who compared the Starr Report to a terrorist’s truck […]

It’s Crunch Time For Brexit. Here’s How It Could Happen.

October 3, 2019 by

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By Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D ~ Within a month, Brexit will either have happened, or it will have been delayed yet again. It has now been over three years since the British people voted to leave the European Union, and the relentless delays imposed by the British courts, the Parliament, and the EU itself have […]

CNN’s Brian Stelter To Talk About ‘Policing Tech’ At Summit

October 1, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ There’s a movement among the elite to “police” free speech online. And CNN is at the forefront. The Aspen Institute is hosting a Cyber Summit in New York City on October 2. One of the topics slated for discussion involves “Policing Tech.” In fact, there will be two whole sessions that […]

Krugman: Either Trump Goes To Jail, Or ‘Thousands Of Journalists’ In ‘Prison Camps’

September 30, 2019 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Shelby Talcott at the Daily Caller reports New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman was making wild and silly prdictions again, this time about the Trump impeachment attempt: “Starting to look like two possible outcomes: Trump and a number of others end up in jail, or thousands of […]

Bibi Given A Hat

September 27, 2019 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ In coalition negotiations, Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s political magician, is given a hat and asked to produce a rabbit. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

6 Key Points From Trump’s Call To Ukraine’s President

September 26, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ A transcript of the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shows the two leaders did talk during their brief conversation about an investigation involving Joe Biden and his son. Neither man, however, mentioned military aid to Ukraine that might hang in the balance. The […]

Socialism Has No Redeeming Benefits, Seriously

September 24, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Burt Prelutsky ~ Margaret Thatcher noted that the singular drawback to Socialism is that “they eventually run out of other people’s money.” Winston Churchill was even more direct in his denunciation of Marxism: “The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the […]

NYTimes Sees ‘Hostility…Rejection’ For Migrants, ‘Burden For Mexico’

September 14, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Again showing the New York Times is at its most liberal on the issue of immigration, Times reporters Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas reported from Mexico City after a Supreme Court ruling allowed the Trump administration to limit asylum applications: “For Most Asylum Seekers, New Rule Ends ‘All Hope.’” The text […]

Don’t Regulate Google News, Sue Them

September 12, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Now that we see the extreme anti-conservative bias in Google News search results (see my last few CFACT articles), it is time to think about what to do about it. In his July Media bias summit, the President alluded to using all the power of the American Government to address […]

The Bullying Of Conservatives At Colleges Needs To End

September 10, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Back to school on America’s college campuses can be an exciting time for parents and students alike. But if your college freshman comes home for Thanksgiving break and you no longer recognize the person you dropped off just three months prior, that excitement may turn to shock, […]

Big Labor Said To Exploit ‘Weakness’ In State Laws Despite High Court Ruling On Dues

September 9, 2019 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Labor unions are working with allies in state legislatures to counteract a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated mandatory union dues and fees for government employees, according to a new report from a free-market think tank. In June 2018, the high court ruled that “agency shop” laws requiring nonunion government employees to […]