Category: Editors’ pick

Peter Thiel Calls For Google To Be Investigated For Treason

“American exceptionalism has led us to a country that is exceptionally overweight, exceptionally addicted to opioids, exceptionally unaware and exceptionally un-self-reflective.” That was the thundering central thesis of Peter Thiel on the first day of the National Conservatism conference at the Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C. I was skeptical that I’d find a money quote while covering the conference this week. Little did I know that by the end of the first day I’d have heard Thiel call for a federal investigation into Google for treason for its refusal to work with the Pentagon while voluntarily helping the Chinese military ... Read more

Acosta seems to be a professional sex-trafficking cover-up specialist

Acosta seems to be a professional sex-trafficking cover-up specialist by digby You have to wonder why this one man is so determined to let human traffickers get away with it. On Jan. 2, 2018, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta released a statement commemorating the beginning of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recommitting his department’s mission to “ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities.” “We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad,” the statement said. Absent from that statement was the fact he had already tried to cut a program by nearly 80 percent inside the ... Read more

AOC Hits Kellyanne with Surprise ‘Sexist’ Accusation

Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York blasted counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, insinuating that the White House aide had made a “sexist” comment. During an appearance earlier in the day on Fox News, Conway took note of a “huge catfight” between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and four progressive freshman congresswoman: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachsetts. “Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members,” Conway said, according to the New York Post. “A major ‘meow ... Read more

Rep. Justin Amash quits Republican Party, sought impeachment inquiry of Trump

July 4 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who is the only Republican in Congress backing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, said on the Fourth of July he is declaring his independence from the GOP. Amash, who has served in Michigan’s 3rd District since 2011, wrote about his decision in an commentary in The Washington Post. “Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party,” Amash wrote. “No matter your circumstance, I’m asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us. I’m asking you to believe that we ... Read more

President Trump Should Consider Launching a Full Invasion of Iran

Please follow and like us: By Reza Parchizadeh At the prospect of the Russia Probe and possibility of a presidential impeachment, the Islamist regime in Iran had gotten its hopes up that President Trump would be a one-term US president. That is why the regime was willing to bear the brunt of the sanctions rather quietly so that it could get rid of Trump and his close advisers and allies at the end of the designated four years and then strike a favorable deal with the Democrats. However, President Trump has emerged unscathed and even more popular due to his ... Read more

Best Tweets Of The Second Democratic Primary Debate

The second night of the first round of Democratic debates was more raucous than the first as the heavy-hitting candidates near the top of the polls gathered with a few oddballs to hash out the issues of the day. Some candidates were blasts from the past, others a hint of the future, and a few provoked millions across America to ask “Who the heck is that?” We collected the best takes and one-liners from Twitter to sum up the evening. Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!! #DemocratDebates pic.twitter.com/g2Bux5e0Yl — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 28, 2019 another night, another ten person debate. ... Read more

Why didn’t media give E. Jean Carroll sex assault charges bigger play?

Why didn’t E. Jean Carroll make more front pages? Last week the Elle magazine columnist accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a department store dressing room 23 years ago. Now critics and many journalists are openly questioning why this news didn’t get bigger play in The New York Times and other major media outlets. President Trump denies the charges. He says Ms. Carroll is just trying to promote her latest book. Media ethicists say that it’s essential for editors to approach such stories carefully. They need to weigh evidence and check things out. The New York Times, ... Read more

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony is set for July 17

After weeks of speculation about whether special counsel Robert Mueller would testify before Congress, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff have announced Mueller will appear in front of their committees in July. On Tuesday night, Nadler announced Mueller had agreed to testify, after his committee and the House Permanent Select Committee issued subpoenas. Mueller will testify in open session on July 17, according to the chairs. “We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans,” Schiff and Nadler’s statement reads. “Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel ... Read more

ICE Agents Are Losing Patience with Trump’s Chaotic Immigration Policy

Last Monday, when President Trump tweeted that his Administration would stage nationwide immigration raids the following week, with the goal of deporting “millions of illegal aliens,” agents at Immigration and Customs Enforcement were suddenly forced to scramble. The agency was not ready to carry out such a large operation. Preparations that would typically take field officers six to eight weeks were compressed into a few days, and, because of Trump’s tweet, the officers would be entering communities that now knew they were coming. “It was a dumb-shit political move that will only hurt the agents,” John Amaya, a former deputy ... Read more

New Evidence Indicates Rep. Ilhan Omar Lied About Her Marital History

New evidence indicates that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was residing with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, while also being legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. Omar was married to Elmi in 2009 and later divorced in 2017. Between 2002 and 2008, Omar was religiously married to her current husband, Hirsi. They were never legally married. In 2008, Omar and Hirsi decided to end their relationship. In 2009, Omar married Elmi. In 2011, she claims that they religiously divorced. However, they delayed their legal divorce until 2017. In 2011, when Omar religiously divorced Elmi, she reconciled with ... Read more