MAJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL’S BETTER-LATE-THAN-NEVER RECOMMENDATION

Here’s a story – excerpted from Cary Codd’s article at CBS News – Miami, that national media somehow decided wasn’t important enough to cover: FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Stoneman Douglas Commission voted 13-1 on Wednesday to recommend that qualified teachers who volunteer to carry guns on campus be allowed to do so. “The more people we have appropriately...

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LES – MUCH LES – MOONVES

Remember that $120 million severance package that CBS big Les Moonves was going to be paid? Quite a going-away present for someone ousted due to being accused of a serial molester of women at the network, wouldn’t you say. Well, don’t bother saying it.  At least as of now. From Dawn C. Chmielewski’s article at deadline.com: Once powerful CEO of CBS Les Moonves will not be...

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THE WALL: BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN

There is little doubt that political battle lines are drawn on the issue of a wall being built between the United States and Mexico.  Donald Trump and most Republicans support it.  Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and most Democrats oppose it. This has always been a major issue.  But now, with a government shutdown looming over funding for the wall, it takes on even more significance. Here is the...

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CHRISTOPHER STEELE AND HILLARY CLINTON: JUST IN CASE THERE WAS ANY DOUBT

If we had a functioning mainstream media this fact would be indelibly printed in every citizen’s mind.  But we don’t, so it isn’t. From Rowan Scarborough’s article for the Washington Times: British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary...

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THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA: UPDATE

Paul Mirengoff, writing for powerlineblog.com, has an excellent analysis of how our “trade war” with China is progressing. As always, I urge you to use the link I have provided and read every word.  But here are a few highlights: There’s good news and bad news from China. It’s the same news: China’s economy is slowing. The case that this is bad news seems straightforward...

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LAWRENCE O’DONNELL’S LIE

I almost never write about MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell – in fact, this may well be the first time I’ve ever done so. I find him a perpetually angry, annoying, one-note leftist whose positions are so predictable that there’s no particular reason to watch his 10:00PM show. But, this one time, I would like to show you a quote of his – from Friday’s show...

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I DON’T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT

How does President Trump do it? From Calvin Woodward and Julie Pace’s article for the Associated Press: Investigations now entangle Donald Trump’s White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump’s presidency, his business associates, political...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S “OPPORTUNITY ZONE” EXECUTIVE ORDER: A NETWORK BURIAL

Did you know that, on Wednesday, President Trump, working in concert with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), signed an executive order designed to enormously boost the economies of under-performing urban areas? The executive order, which speaks to “Opportunity Zones”, is so beneficial that even the Trump-hating New York Times talked it up – as seen in the following excerpts from Jim...

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MICHAEL REAGAN EXPLAINS OUR TWO-TIERED (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEM

Michael Reagan – who, from a familial perspective, knows a little something about what a conservative president has to deal with – has written a superb column on the double standard being employed by the FBI and DOJ deep-staters:  the all-out war on Trump and his people, versus the free passes for Hillary Clinton & Co. You can read it by clicking here.  And I strongly urge you...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from the estimable Jonathan Turley, a legal scholar and frequent cable news commentator who is no slave to ideology – i.e. he has no problem going in whatever direction, be it leftward or rightward, depending on the issue. (For whatever it’s worth, that’s what I try to be as well.  I hope I’m somewhere near as successful as he is). Here...

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THE PARIS RIOTS CONTINUE. CAN MACRON SURVIVE?

As I type this, there again are riots in Paris.  An amalgam of middle class taxpayers, anarchists and who knows what other group with a grudge, is out on the streets screaming for Macron’s head. Macron has tried to appease the mob with promises of tax cuts and raises in the minimum wage – anything to get their minds off the punitive fuel price taxes that have made it more difficult...

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STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA’S NEW BANKRUPTCY PROJECT

In 2012, the city of Stockton, California declared bankruptcy.  Its finances were a mess, and it could not pay its debts. In 2015, Stockton exited its bankruptcy status. And now?  Stockton has decided it is a great idea to give away money to its residents.  $500 a month – that’s $6,000 a year, tax free – to do what they want with. Think I’m kidding?  Read this excerpt...

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OBAMACANCELED?

Remember all those times Obama-appointed federal judges have made rulings that subverted the Trump agenda? Remember that old saying, “what goes around, comes around”? Well, yesterday it came around. Federal court judge Reed O’Connor, appointed to the bench by George W. Bush,  has ruled that, as it is now constituted, The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, is...

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FARMERS INSURANCE GETS STIFF COMPETITION

Apropos of nothing political… Until recently, I assumed Farmers insurance had the most obnoxious jingle of the industry with “We are Farmers, bum ba bum bum bum bum bum”… … until Liberty Mutual checked in with “Liberty liberty lih-berty, lih-berty”. If this is a competition, they’re neck-and-neck. Why either would want to win, however, escapes...

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THE QUOTE(S) OF THE DAY

Today’s quotes – there are two of them – come to us from Mika Brzezinski, co-host, and now wife as well, of Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe show. The first is Ms. Brzezinski’s comment about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview on Fox & Friends, during which he discussed the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi...

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