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The Truth About The New Food Stamp Work Requirements’ Effects

December 9, 2019 by

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By Robert Rector and Jamie Hall ~ The Trump administration on Wednesday released a final rule strengthening work requirements in the food stamp program. Predictably, it set off alarms on the left. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted, “My family relied on food stamps … when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this […]

San Francisco No Longer Feels Like It’s In America

October 17, 2019 by

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By Lee Edwards ~ It’s one thing to read about the decline of San Francisco. It’s another to see it for yourself. I could hardly recognize this once-captivating city of breathtaking views, delectable food, and cool jazz. Today it’s occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with […]

Higher Education Is Failing America

September 30, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed pre-published comments about his new book RESTORING THE PROMISE which catalogues the failure of higher education in America. The Carnegie Commission on Education (year) and the books written by […]

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 […]

California’s Travel Bans Are The Lamest Virtue-Signaling Tactic Yet

September 18, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California is becoming an unhappy mix of serious problems and unserious policy ideas. The Golden State is grappling with skyrocketing homelessness rates, net negative migration, nation-leading poverty rates, and an outbreak of disease that hearkens back to the Dark Ages. It’s the perfect storm of ugly circumstances that cry out for […]

Are The Oldest And Wisest Obsolete?

May 11, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”–Mark Twain. I am happy to listen to the young, […]

The Dictionary Adds ‘White Fragility’

April 14, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ One of strangest developments in today’s internet culture is how website dictionaries, which one might presume to be objective, have dabbled in “woke” leftist politics as a way of drawing clicks. USA Today reporter Jessica Guynn, who explains her job is to explore how the digital world can […]

FBI Exposes Wealthy Parents Rigging College For Kids. But It Was Always Rigged.

March 13, 2019 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ The FBI dropped a new bombshell on Tuesday, and this time the scandal is Russian-free. Dozens of wealthy parents, including notable celebrities, were charged in a college admissions scandal and accused of paying a total of $25 million in payments to cheat their children into school. According to Politico, “parents […]

Diversity Reigns At Oscars, Tantrums Continue

March 3, 2019 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ It’s amazing that ABC broadcast an overlong Academy Awards show where no one mocked Donald Trump by name. There were just a few snarky remarks about walls, but that’s pretty much it. But it’s equally bizarre that the Oscar for Best Picture went to Green Book – about […]

The True Meaning Of That Green New Deal

February 14, 2019 by

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By Lee Edwards ~ It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake. The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the […]

Illegal Immigration Australia – Yeah! It Won’t Be Abused. Right!

December 9, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, both the Labor Party and the Greens Party demand the law be changed so that any two doctors anywhere in Australia be allowed to order any illegal immigrant on Nauru be brought to Australia for assessment. Come in spinner: International doctors on Nauru demanded an Iranian asylum seeker […]

The Reverse #MeToo

December 1, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ It is even worse than I thought. Shame on the luvvies for so publicly disowning a woman who spoke up: The nation’s top screen awards body sent a letter of apology, which a board member attacked as “obsequious” and “grovelling”, to Geoffrey Rush, begging the actor to return as its president, […]

The 3 Big Differences Between Conservatives And Progressives

November 3, 2018 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ What’s the difference between a conservative and a progressive? Here are three examples. No. 1: Conservatives and progressives have different views about individuals and communities. Conservatives ask: “What can I do for myself, my family, my community, and my fellow citizens?” Progressives ask: “What is unfair?” “What am I owed?” “What […]

Failing The Laugh Test: Wind, Solar Power Make Subsidy Accusations

July 30, 2018 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ The lavishly subsidized wind and solar power industries apparently don’t like other meth dealers – er, make that energy subsidy recipients – on their federal-pork street corner. The evidence? Wind and solar apologists are squealing with outrage that coal and nuclear power may finally get their own small piece […]

Scarlett Surrenders To Identity Politics

July 15, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ An own goal by the idiotic warriors of identity politics: Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has quit an upcoming movie role as a transgender criminal following an angry backlash against her casting. Activists said a transgender actor should have got the part. To be consistent, they should also insist the actor should […]

Sexism! Australian Public Service Favors Men With Better Qualifications

July 8, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ We pay these geniuses?   Australia’s pre-eminent federal government department, Prime Minister and Cabinet, can’t work out why men still dominate top executive roles…. The [department’s] analysis did yield one potential explanation for the executive gender imbalance — it found part-time workers tend to receive lower performance ratings than full-time workers. No […]

Pride Month Has Become A Time For LGBT Activists To Pursue Political Enemies

June 22, 2018 by

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By Star Parker ~ In 2014, high-tech executive and CEO of Mozilla Brendan Eich was forced to resign from the company he helped found and build, because he made a $1,000 contribution to support traditional marriage in the California marriage referendum. According to accounts, Eich was subject to vicious attacks through social media for his […]

Pelosi And Corker — Which Side Are You On?

June 15, 2018 by

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By Mark Alexander ~ Both Beltway politicos made statements this week that will have implications for the 2018 midterms. Among those Beltway politicos who are most helpful to Republican midterm election prospects would be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Responding to the latest greatest economic news about job creation and declining unemployment, Pelosi, who […]

After Collecting $16 Million In Grants From Housing Department In Obama Era, Liberal Group Sues Agency Now

June 4, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ A liberal advocacy group that has received more than $16 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is now suing the agency after HUD Secretary Ben Carson last month scaled back a regulation it supports. HUD has given the liberal National Fair Housing Alliance $16.1 million […]

Anger, Outrage And Protest: How Hollywood Talks About Taxes

April 13, 2018 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Content Warning: Story includes profanity The dreaded Republicans are in control, new tax legislation has been passed, and it is tax season. What’s a wealthy, overprivileged celebrity to do? Complain, of course. Some celebs attacked Republicans for passing the “FUCKING TAX BILL,” while others were upset by a function of the […]

Producer: ‘Powerful People’ Tried To Bury Film’s Expose Of Ted Kennedy

March 31, 2018 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ The producer and CEO behind a new film that bluntly exposes the drowning of Mary Joe Kopechne says “powerful people” tried to stop the Ted Kennedy expose from ever being released. Bryron Allen talked to Variety on Thursday and revealed: “There are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure […]

BBC Recruiting New Broadcast Journalists – But Whites Shouldn’t Apply

November 28, 2017 by

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By Melissa Mullins ~ Across the pond in England, the BBC posted a job listing offering “an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a broadcast journalist…” BUT the year-long paid internship is “only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background”. Yes. You read that correctly.  Whites need not apply. Ironically […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by

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Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

Massages, Songs And A Tent City Up-Yours To Those Who Work

August 10, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Sydney’s tent city is a monument to the weakness of our political leadership, not least in defending the virtues of self-reliance and responsibility from the hand-out claims of the wilfully aggrieved. Here’s a pen picture of that dystopia, which includes a trade union choir singing hymns to the shiftless and resentful: […]