Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2-19-19 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Jeffrey Katz: The Answer to Our Ballooning Federal Deficit
2. James Hirsen: President Trump's Emergency Declaration Will Survive Lawsuits
3. Karen Kataline: Why are False Accusers So Often Leftists?
4. Lowell Ponte: The 2020 Election - A Choice, Not an Echo
5. Jamie Glazov: Why Jussie Smollett Lied
6. John LeBoutillier: Mueller Update


The Answer to Our Ballooning Federal Deficit
By Jeffrey Katz

In my new book, The Secret Life: A Book of Wisdom, I write that the highest level of charity is to teach a person to fish, not to hand out fish: the common-sense principle of making people self-sufficient. So, why, in America, with an economy now producing millions of new jobs, do we not have a strong bipartisan federal policy promoting a massive federal jobs retraining program? The answer to our ballooning federal deficit is increased productivity, by getting people off government assistance and into productive, good jobs. So, why is this not happening? Sadly, it is because there is no coalition or consensus in our country for a national policy of putting our citizens back to work through retraining. [more...]


President Trump's Emergency Declaration Will Survive Lawsuits
By James Hirsen

According to Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, President Donald Trump possesses the lawful authority to use emergency powers to fund and build a barrier at the border. In response to an interview question about the legality of the president’s recent emergency declaration, Smith told the host of ABC’s “This Week” George Stephanopoulos, “Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. There is a provision in law that says the president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times...” The congressman added that the president would be the recipient of a court challenge. [more...]


Why are False Accusers So Often Leftists?
By Karen Kataline

The story of Jussie Smollett is just the latest high-profile example of a flurry of manufactured hate crimes since the election of a president which the Left has still refused to accept. This case ought to be the tipping point; however, to make it crystal clear that the Left’s broken record that America is full of racists, bigots and homophobes, is complete bunk. If their accusations are so true, why do they have to keep fabricating the evidence? We have watched repeatedly as “agents provocateurs” concoct crimes of racial injustice and bigotry. In reality, they are the perpetrator of lies and propaganda that are used to viciously frame and defame innocent people. [more...]


The 2020 Election - A Choice, Not an Echo
By Lowell Ponte

Today, we have a choice, not an echo, thanks both to President Trump and to the Saul Alinskyite radical leftwing transformation of the Democratic Party, which has sharply polarized voter choices. Consider just a few of the hundreds of today’s right-left polarizations. The voter choice in 2020: Trump’s border wall, or Democrats in effect promising no border at all. Democrats openly aim to transform America by erasing its past, present, future, Constitutional rights and laws, borders, entrepreneurs, private property and free enterprise. [more...]


Why Jussie Smollett Lied
By Jamie Glazov

To gain power, totalitarian movements always portray themselves as victims. And while they are in the process of abusing, they cry in front of the world posing as the abused. They stage “hate-crime” attacks against themselves because hate crimes are their political and cultural capital. When those hate-crimes don’t exist, they must be invented. We are witnessing precisely this phenomenon at this very moment in regard to the myriad of hoax “hate-crimes” that anti-Trump forces are manufacturing out of thin air and blaming on Trump supporters. The media are bolstering the entire hallucination process, with CNN leading the way. [more...]


Mueller Update
By John LeBoutillier

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we explore the latest developments involving Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Will these two long-time political operatives spend the rest of their lives in prison - or will Trump pardon them? What is it that is being concealed? What role does Trump himself play in this Russia matter? When will Mueller finally reveal the facts? [more...]

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Answer to Our Ballooning Federal Deficit


By Jeffrey Katz

In my new book, The Secret Life: A Book of Wisdom, I write that the highest level of charity is to teach a person to fish, not to hand out fish: the common-sense principle of making people self-sufficient. So, why, in America, with an economy now producing millions of new jobs, do we not have a strong bipartisan federal policy promoting a massive federal jobs retraining program? The answer to our ballooning federal deficit is increased productivity, by getting people off government assistance and into productive, good jobs. So, why is this not happening? Sadly, it is because there is no coalition or consensus in our country for a national policy of putting our citizens back to work through retraining.

We really have three major political camps in this country, not two as is commonly thought: 1) Socialist Utopians whose objective is the broad redistribution of the existing wealth in our country. Their focus is on increasing entitlements, not jobs re-training; 2) the Establishment/Chamber of Commerce camp, which consists of the pro-big business establishments of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. This camp is primarily interested in attracting cheap foreign labor, not in retraining Americans for jobs; and 3) the so-called Americanists, who view themselves as old-fashioned patriots. They are largely supporters of the president and would get behind a jobs-retraining program; but because they are basically the only ones, we don’t see it.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

2-14-19 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo: USDA Failed to Craft a Strategy to Protect Farmers and Ranchers
2. Karen Kataline: The Greatest Enemy of Socialism is Free Will
3. Daniel Greenfield: The Incredible Hypocrisy of Jeff Bezos
4. Robert Spencer: Ilhan Omar's Non-Apology for her Anti-Semitism


USDA Failed to Craft a Strategy to Protect Farmers and Ranchers
By Michael Stumo

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue wrongly criticized the tariff actions imposed in 2018 by President Trump. The USDA compensation program was a good start, but no further strategy was created to address low farm prices which, in most cases preceded the retaliatory tariffs. U.S. agriculture has been suffering from global oversupply and excessive concentration in food processing for many years. USDA’s free trade agenda and opposition to country of origin labeling has spurred imports to displace U.S. farm and ranch products in our home market. Further, the free trade policies of the past have not only enabled global oversupply but prevented any action to fix that problem. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a strategy to protect farmers and ranchers from tariff-related retaliation. Perdue should not respond with opposition to the very steel, aluminum, and China tariffs that are addressing foreign trade cheating. [more...]


The Greatest Enemy of Socialism is Free Will
By Karen Kataline

The Left is already in the middle stages of imposing their evil and seductive ideology on the rest of us. Consequently, they have abandoned many of the ideas they formerly pretended to cherish. Case in point, they don’t lecture us much anymore about “tolerance” and “compassion.” They are more willing than ever to let us see their intolerance for white people, straight men, conservatives, Christians, rural dwellers, law-abiding citizens and, of course, Trump voters. Like a cult that most people would easily dismiss if they were told the whole truth up front, Socialism must be sold deceptively and incrementally in a velvet glove. It’s a pretty picture of Utopia where there is never any want; there is equality and fairness for all, and no one has more than anyone else. If Socialism is so great, why is it always necessary to first coerce and then force acceptance of it? Because the greatest enemy of socialism is the concept of individual free will. [more...]


The Incredible Hypocrisy of Jeff Bezos
By Daniel Greenfield

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos did not pay $250 million for the Washington Post because it was a good deal. In his own words, “It is the newspaper in the capital city of the most important country in the world. The Washington Post has an incredibly important role to play in this democracy.” Clear away the PR euphemisms and the world’s richest man was saying that he bought the Post because it sets the agenda in Washington, D.C. and helps determine the outcome of elections. Bezos isn’t the first tycoon to buy influence by buying an influential paper. The power he wields with the Washington Post is a pale shadow of the Hearst empire. Dot com billionaires keep buying up media white elephants. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is buying Time. The Atlantic is in the hands of Steve Jobs’ widow. The New Republic is being run into the ground by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. [more...]


Ilhan Omar's Non-Apology for her Anti-Semitism
By Robert Spencer

The anti-Semitism of hijabbed Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has apparently gotten to be too much even for the inveterately anti-Israel Democrat Party leadership. “I unequivocally apologize,” Omar tweeted Monday, after party leaders including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James E. Clyburn and others publicly castigated her: “Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.” However, Omar’s apology was more of an admission that she had gotten caught than a sign of a genuine change of heart. But Omar’s second paragraph nullified her apology. [more...]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Greatest Enemy of Socialism is Free Will

By Karen Kataline

The Left is already in the middle stages of imposing their evil and seductive ideology on the rest of us. Consequently, they have abandoned many of the ideas they formerly pretended to cherish. Case in point, they don’t lecture us much anymore about “tolerance” and “compassion.” They are more willing than ever to let us see their intolerance for white people, straight men, conservatives, Christians, rural dwellers, law-abiding citizens and, of course, Trump voters.

Like a cult that most people would easily dismiss if they were told the whole truth up front, Socialism must be sold deceptively and incrementally in a velvet glove. It’s a pretty picture of Utopia where there is never any want; there is equality and fairness for all, and no one has more than anyone else. In reality, there must be one or more dictators who divvy up the goods and use any means possible to keep the power apparatus in place. No one expects them to be subject to the restrictions and demands they place on everyone else.

If Socialism is so great, why is it always necessary to first coerce and then force acceptance of it? Because the greatest enemy of socialism is the concept of individual free will. [more...]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2-12-19 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Jeffrey Katz: Ralph Northam Should Resign
2. Kerry Lutz: The Mass Exodus from High Tax to Low Tax States
3. James Hirsen: Jeff Bezos's Extortion Claim May Go Nowhere
4. Lowell Ponte: Elizabeth Warren's 'Magic Fairy Dust' Economic Policies
5. Jeff Ferry: Trade Deficit Moderates to $49.3B in November; China Deficit Improves Sharply
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: The Largest Bank Merger Since the '90s


Ralph Northam Should Resign
By Jeffrey Katz

In my new book, The Secret Life: A Book of Wisdom, we can directly tie Maimonides’ teachings to the issue of whether Ralph Northam should resign.  And yes, he should resign. They tell us that, on an interpersonal level, one should be quick to forgive someone who asks forgiveness. But full redemption is available only when one again finds himself in the same position but chooses to act differently the second time around. In Northam’s case, this would mean that in the 35 years since his blackface incident, he has worked to soothe racial tensions in this country and advance the cause of African-Americans, rather than do the opposite. But, indeed, he has done the opposite. By his exploitation of the race issue for personal political gain in his last campaign against Ed Gillespie, Northam showed no desire to soothe racial tensions, but instead inflamed them. He did this through his outrageous campaign ads painting supporters of Gillespie as vicious racists. He has earned no redemption on the race issue and needs to resign under the principles taught by Maimonides.


The Mass Exodus from High Tax to Low Tax States
By Kerry Lutz

Upon passage of the new tax law, FSN foresaw a human exodus from high tax to low tax states. We’re witnessing over-taxed northeast migrating en masse to our corner of paradise in Florida. This process is being repeated in the income tax free states of Nevada and Washington that provide a haven from over-taxed and regulated California. They’re experiencing high growth rates, too. The trend has been going on for many decades and the SALT (state and local taxes) limit has exacerbated it. Nationally, the prime beneficiaries of this migration are the states that charge little or no personal income tax. These include Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Nevada, Washington state, South Dakota, Alaska, and New Hampshire. While no one is rushing off to South Dakota or Alaska, the other states on the list are booming. Liberalism’s runaway costs have become impossible to hide. [more...]


Jeff Bezos's Extortion Claim May Go Nowhere
By James Hirsen

Founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, entered the political arena about six years ago with his purchase of The Washington Post. American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the company that owns The National Enquirer, which is the media outlet that recently revealed Bezos was involved in an extramarital affair. But if there is no prosecutable crime, there seemingly would be no impact on the non-prosecution agreement. Much of the analysis and reporting on the latest chapter in the Bezos saga illustrates the hunger on the part of many in the mainstream press for anything that can be weaponized against the president and used to ratchet down his poll numbers. [more...]


Elizabeth Warren's 'Magic Fairy Dust' Economic Policies
By Lowell Ponte

“Our fight is for big structural change,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.), announcing last Saturday that she is running for president. Her goal, she said, was to “take power from the wealthy and well-connected,” and to “change the rules” of our “economy” and “democracy.” Days earlier, Senator Warren became co-sponsor of neophyte Congresswoman AOC’s “Green New Deal” resolution, which promises to replace airplanes with high-speed railroads, banish most cars, outlaw fossil fuels and nuclear power, retrofit every building in America, and provide guaranteed income for those “unable or unwilling to work” – and to achieve all this in only ten years. Most economists regard these utopian fantasies as literally insane. [more...]


Trade Deficit Moderates to $49.3B in November; China Deficit Improves Sharply
By Jeff Ferry

Trade data for November 2018 published by the Department of Commerce indicates that the Trump Administration’s tariffs may finally be improving our balance of trade. The November goods and services deficit came in at $49.3 billion, 11.5 percent better than October’s figure of $55.7 billion. Equally significant, the November figure was only a hair (0.7 percent to be exact) above the November 2017 deficit of $49.0B. Deficits in previous months in 2018 were typically 10 to 15 percent worse than the corresponding month in 2017. If November is now level-pegging 2017 figures, that is a healthy improvement over the earlier months of 2018. [more...]


The Largest Bank Merger Since the '90s
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

In a deal that is said to be the largest banking merger since the late 1990s, BB&T Corp. has announced that it will buy SunTrust Bank, Inc. for approximately $28 billion. The two banks will form the nation’s sixth largest traditional bank with $442 billion in total combined assets by the end of the year. [more...]

Thursday, February 7, 2019

2-7-19 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Jeff Ferry: Why China is Losing the Trade War
2. Michael Stumo: We Support Executive Order to Expand Buy America Preferences
3. Daniel Greenfield: Americans Make Record Job Gains as Media Suffers Record Job Losses
4. Adam Andrzejewski: America Needs a War on Waste and a Transparency Revolution
5. Sally Pipes: 'Medicare-for-all' Means Long Waits for Poor Care
6. David Horowitz: Democrats in Blackface


Why China is Losing the Trade War
By Jeff Ferry

I believe U.S. tariffs are working and China is losing the so-called “trade war,” which is not a war at all but simply a battle to enable the U.S. economy to stand once again on its own two feet. There is an emerging consensus in the U.S. that China’s exploitative behavior towards other nations and its manipulation and outright theft of technology from western companies can simply no longer be tolerated. This will frustrate President Xi’s plan, which has always been to spin out talks with the Trump administration for as long as possible in the hope that Trump would be succeeded by a more emollient president. But that is looking increasingly unlikely. Whoever succeeds Donald Trump will find no letup in the pressure to make America safe from the national security and economic threats of China. [more...]


We Support Executive Order to Expand Buy America Preferences
By Michael Stumo

President Trump’s executive order to strengthen Buy America preferences for infrastructure projects deserves praise. While Buy America typically covers federal projects, the executive order will now extend such requirements to state-level projects that receive federal funding. Buying American-made goods helps to strengthen both the nation’s broader manufacturing sector and key industries that also contribute to America’s defense industrial base. It’s simply common sense to use our tax dollars on American-made products, whenever possible. We commend the president for extending this approach to state-level projects that receive assistance from Washington. The new Buy America order encourages those receiving federal funds to use domestically produced iron, aluminum, steel, cement, and other manufactured products. This will increase the work for many metal producers and manufacturers and likely help to grow good-paying jobs. [more...]


Americans Make Record Job Gains as Media Suffers Record Job Losses
By Daniel Greenfield

The winter freeze might have shut down entire cities, but it couldn’t slow down job growth as the economy roared through the cold and shattered projections with 304,000 non-farm jobs in January. There were job gains everywhere from transportation (27,000) to health care (42,000) to hospitality (74,000). Under President Trump, construction gained 338,000 jobs in 12 months while manufacturing picked up 261,000 jobs in that same period. There was good news for many industries, but bad news for one. The media is freezing colder than the polar vortex with thousands of lost jobs in January and February. [more...]


America Needs a War on Waste and a Transparency Revolution
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of Operation Drain the Swamp

We have taken out two pages in the Wall Street Journal this week - an open letter to President Trump urging him to wage war on waste and embrace the transparency revolution. Our message is endorsed by 140 prominent stakeholders, and 75,000 regular Americans who have signed our petition, including Newt Gingrich, Ed Meese III, Mike Huckabee, Jim DeMint, Grover Norquist, Patrick Caddell, Harlan Crow, former ambassadors, governors, senators, five current state treasurers and more. [more...]


'Medicare-for-all' Means Long Waits for Poor Care
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Candidates in the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination are running for president on a platform of taking away the private insurance coverage of about 200 million people and dumping everyone into a one-size-fits-all government-run health plan that would cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. And if the experiences of other countries with single-payer health care are any indication, it would result in long waits for poor care. [more...]


Democrats in Blackface
By David Horowitz

Gov. Ralph Northam is not alone.  Here is a montage of Democrats in blackface over the years, including Jimmy Kimmel mocking Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Beyonce, and [more...] [See more on late night hosts in blackface...]

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

If Oprah Ran for President, Would She Change?



During the State of the Union address last night, we witnessed the real time behavior of some of the Democrat candidates for the 2020 election.  It was hard for them to hide their feelings; they wore their hearts on their white sleeves.  And then there was the Dems' response (more of a campaign speech for herself) by Stacey Abrams who, though backed heavily by Oprah Winfrey, lost the Georgia gubernatorial election.  But what if Oprah, herself, ran for President? Would she compete with Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in a race to the left?  Would she embrace Medicare for all? Open borders?  Identity politics?

There are many analysts who believe that Oprah would be a more than viable contender.  But would becoming a politician go against her nature?  Many of Oprah’s guiding principles in life seem eerily similar to those outlined by Maimonides over 800 years ago, described in my book, The Secret Life.  These include teaching a man to fish rather than giving him fish, giving charity anonymously, powering people to self-sufficiency, creating a cycle of positivity, bringing out the very best in people, always giving them the benefit of the doubt, and being open to good ideas and truth, regardless of the source.  (And, conversely, not getting involved in the “blame game,” and always judging people based on substance and character, as Dr. MLK envisioned, rather than identity politics.)

Oprah has always lived by the motto, “Excellence is colorblind,” and has tried to bring out the best in people. Charity, including anonymous charity, have been paramount in her life, especially in the field of empowering people through education. Her attitude is always positive and encouraging.  Are these devotions of Oprah’s in tune with the current direction of the left in our country?  Would campaigning and/or winning change her and her legacy?