1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: What's Happened to America's Middle Class?
2. James Hirsen: Natalie Portman to Star in Hollywood Biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Another Clinton Foundation Catastrophe
4. Joe Messina: Our Very Own Baghdad Bama
5. Lowell Ponte: Don't Blame Pam Geller for Islamist Zealots
6. John LeBoutillier: Are the Polls Skewed to Make Hillary Look Good? Can All These Public Polls Be Trusted?
What's Happened to America's Middle Class?
Why are the presidential candidates avoiding the term "middle class?" The New York Times gives a progressive answer reporting how presidential candidates have often dropped the use of the term "middle class." They note that the term is no longer as positive as it once was to Americans: "The phrase, long synonymous with the American dream, now evokes anxiety, an uncertain future and a lifestyle that is increasingly out of reach." The New York Times article is simply progressive-speak for the economic uncertainty and insecurity that "middle class" Americans are feeling. Of course, you don't hear progressives talking about how their progressive social policies have damaged the middle class and middle class economics for Americans. They also don't talk about how these same progressive social policies have shrunk the middle class. According to a recent Pew Charitable Trust study, the number of middle class families has declined in every state in America. [Go here for a complete analysis...]
Natalie Portman to Star in Hollywood Biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By James Hirsen
Despite the times in which our country finds itself, it is somewhat mystifying that an individual, who has used the highest of judicial posts to further radical abortion views, shares perspectives held by high profile ill-famed eugenicists, and has conveyed negative statements regarding the U.S. Constitution, holds a seat on the High Court bench. Equally mystifying is that such an individual would be the honored subject of a major upcoming Hollywood biopic, but it is true. The life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who Forbes once named as among the "100 Most Powerful Women," will evidently be immortalized on film. [more...]
Another Clinton Foundation Catastrophe
Recently, there has been a lot of criticism regarding where the Clinton Foundation, powered by her family, has been receiving its funding. One of the companies that has been providing cash to the Clintons' non-profit is a Moroccan government-owned mining company called Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP). The problem is that this company has been criticized for human rights violations in the past. Media reports have varied, but all agree that the company is completely void of caring about people before its profits. While the purpose of all businesses is to ultimately make money, this company is supposedly capitalizing on impoverished people, and for removing resources from their land without adequately compensating the poor who are already struggling to survive there. [more...]
Our Very Own Baghdad Bama
By Joe Messina
Much like the outrageous claims made by Iraqi Information Minister (a/k/a 'Baghdad Bob'), we consistently hear from the White House that the economy is good, jobs are on the rise, people are feeling better, and the biggie - we are living in the safest time in history. In what universe? Consumer confidence is down, most jobs created are part-time, the economy can't maintain a 2% misery index, credit card debt is up, and home sales are down. This administration also goes on to say there are no scandals, and no issues at the IRS. Benghazi, though a tragedy, was played out by the U.S. perfectly and it all happened because of a filmmaker. We are stuck in a Twilight Zone marathon featuring the Obama Chronicles. [more...]
Don't Blame Pam Geller for Islamist Zealots
By Lowell Ponte
The organizer of the Texas event, which offered a $10,000 prize for the "best cartoon" depicting Muhammad, is Pamela Geller, head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. When Donald Trump accused her of "taunting" Islamists, Geller replied that such speech was her right and that "there's a war going on." This war, says Geller, is between the Western Judeo-Christian tradition of free speech and tolerance, and the de facto imposition of Islamist Shariah law that would stifle all speech critical of Islam's prophet. Geller's centrist critics argue that by goading Islamists, she put event attendees and Garland police at increased risk of being killed in the war she fights. Shall we instead give a "heckler's veto" over our freedom of speech to anyone who threatens lethal violence? When progressives in the American media blame Geller instead of violent zealots, are they signaling Islamists that intimidation works and can snuff out our constitutional right to freely discuss their politicized religious ideology? [more...]
Are the Polls Skewed to Make Hillary Look Good? Can All These Public Polls Be Trusted?
How can Hillary Clinton's poll ratings improve in the midst of the e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals? Are polls "cooked" or "skewed?" What should we make of the three new entries in the GOP presidential race? And what does the overwhelming 98-1 vote in favor of the Senate Iran bill mean for the Iran Nuke Deal's future? This – and much more – are discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live - on Fox News Channel Sunday evenings at 7:30pm ET. [more...]