President Donald Trump’s highly charged rhetoric on trade, in which he accuses America’s “trading partners” of taking advantage of the United States, may be having some success. On Tuesday, World Trade Organization Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff, citing a proposal by the European Union, said there could be movement toward compromise over U.S. complaints.
During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, President Trump was asked why the United States should go to the defense of a NATO member country if it is attacked. “So, membership in NATO obligates the members to defend any other member that’s attacked,” Carlson said. “So let’s say Montenegro, which joined last year, is attacked. Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the media darling and socialist who will likely be the next member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 14th District, has gone full radical on the subject of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its mission to secure the county’s borders.
The media’s hysteria over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues today with a headline in the Washington Post telling us that White House officials “scramble for clarity” because Trump and Putin made “verbal agreements.”
The data show that “in about 20 years, half the population will live eight states,” a headline in the Washington
Two whistleblowers are claiming that they were virtually run out of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Jennings,
Louisiana, after they reported widespread corruption, the Daily Caller reports.
The V.A. dominated the news cycle years ago after reports that a Phoenix facility had been altering its
scheduling books and that at least 40 veterans had died while awaiting care. Since that revelation, significant
evidence of corruption, waste, and fraud in V.A. facilities have come to light, and the whistleblowers who dare
to make complaints have faced significant retaliation.
At one time, the leader of Russia could do no wrong. Even Joseph Stalin, a bloodthirsty tyrant who subjugated most of eastern Europe and was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of his own people, was praised by many in the United States. Some — such as leftist folk singer Woody Guthrie — even wrote a column defending Stalin’s unprovoked invasion of Poland in 1939.
Today, however, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is certainly no George Washington, but is also no Stalin, is the subject of more hatred among the American establishment than any of the string of dictators that ruled Russia after Stalin.
Chicago is about to test an idea whose time, depending on who you talk to, might or might not have come: universal basic income.
According to The Intercept, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, who failed in a bid to become the Democratic nominee for governor, has convinced 36 of his colleagues on the city council to back a pilot UBI (universal basic income) program of $500 a month for 1,000 families.
What’s UBI? It’s free money from the government for everyone, regardless of need, which raises the obvious question about this pilot program: which 1,000 families get the money, and how will the city determine which 1,000 families?
San Francisco has become California's first city to register non-American citizens to vote in local elections after issuing voter registration for illegal aliens for the upcoming Board of Education election.
In order to be eligible to vote, the illegals must be at least 18 years old, reside in San Francisco, and be the parents, legal guardians, or caregivers of children under the age of 19 who also live in San Francisco, the Daily Wire reports.
The measure to allow non-citizens to vote passed in 2016 with a vote of 54 percent to 46 percent.
If the Rasmussen polls have any credibility, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden, the geriatric face of the Democratic Party, are in trouble. That’s because 73 percent of Democrats, the polling organization reports, want a “fresh face.”
And they don’t mean an old one with a face lift.
Democrats wants new blood, perhaps a candidate such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old socialist who knocked off Representative Joe Crowley, yet another old white guy the party’s young Turks are trying to put out to pasture.
Which is exactly what Ocasio-Cortez did, with 57.5 percent of the vote against Crowley’s 42.5 in New York’s 14th congressional district. Ocasio-Cortez will not lose the general election.
Rasmussen’s numbers might just suggest Ocasio-Cortez and other young ideologues are the party’s future leadership. What that means for its electoral fortunes, however, are another question.