1. James Hirsen: Zuckerberg Meeting Damages Facebook Brand
2. Wayne Allyn Root: Why Hillary is Sinking Faster than the Titanic
3. Daniel R. Joseph: 500% Steel Tariffs and the “Economic War” With China
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Are Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Conservative?
5. George Lombardi: Trump, The Military and Vets
6. Lowell Ponte: Baltimore Trials of Police Officers are “Progressive Human Sacrifices”
7. John LeBoutillier: Could the Hillary-Bernie Split Cost the Dems the White House?
Zuckerberg Meeting Damages Facebook Brand
By James Hirsen
Mark Zuckerberg just made a bad problem worse. The Facebook founder recently held a public relations-oriented meeting with some of the nation’s leading conservative figures to address the bias that was revealed in the social media site’s Trending Topics section. The brand that Zuckerberg has carefully cultivated over the years for the social media platform is one in which content is provided by users themselves, without interference from gatekeepers. Although public relations in the form of damage control seemed to be at the heart of the right-of-center get-together, Zuckerberg nonetheless harmed his brand with the meeting’s very premise. The site’s brand is closely associated with being an unfiltered platform that encourages individuals to communicate and share information with one another. At the center of the Facebook universe is, after all, the individual user. Or at least this is how it is supposed to be. [more...]
Why Hillary is Sinking Faster than the Titanic
I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton, although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee. Don’t look now, but at this moment Hillary is still far from a sure thing to become the Democratic standard-bearer. This week, she lost Oregon and barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses. Call me crazy, but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percent of their races? This has to be the first time in history the leader of her party has lost 80 percent of them. I'm not sure you call someone like that a "leader" or "nominee." Usually you call someone like that..."loser!" [more...]
500% Steel Tariffs and the “Economic War” With China
“The Chinese government is a company disguised as a country and they are waging economic war on the United States.” This statement, by American Iron & Steel Institute Chairman John Ferriola, would certainly make sense to many Donald Trump supporters, many of whom agree with Mr. Trump that China is “raping” the U.S. relative to trade. The decision last week by the Commerce Department to slap a 522% tariff on imports of Chinese cold-rolled flat steel would certainly lend credence to that point of view. Before those who would like to see us “fight back” against China get too carried away, perhaps we should put this recent development into perspective. [more...]
Are Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Conservative?
Last week, Trump’s Supreme Court picks list was made public. Altogether, Trump selected six Federal Appeals Court judges and five State Supreme Court judges for his list. Trump indicated that he might consider additional judges in the future to include on his current list. He assured they would follow the same philosophy as those currently on the list. The question conservative voters, the media and others are asking is simple: “Are Trump’s Supreme Court picks conservative, progressive, or both? Let’s look at these potential Supreme Court justices in more detail... [Go here for a complete analysis...]
Trump, The Military and Vets
By George Lombardi [Friend of Donald Trump]
This coming Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands will gather, including tens of thousands of a group called Bikers for Trump. In just about every speech he made from the beginning of his campaign, Mr. Trump has always acknowledged the men and women that served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is no secret that Mr. Trump favors a strong military and that he personally supported many veteran charities. In a recent speech in Washington, D.C., Mr. Trump said, “My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be. That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make.” [more...]
Baltimore Trials of Police Officers are “Progressive Human Sacrifices”
By Lowell Ponte, co-author of “We Have Seen the Future and It Looks Like Baltimore“
This week, Baltimore protesters began to gather again as the second of six police officers charged following the death of heroin addict and drug pusher Freddie Gray was found not guilty of all four charges against him. The Progressive politicians in Baltimore have offered four police officers to the mob as human sacrifices in what some legal experts call a Stalinist show trial. Edward Nero, the bicycle cop acquitted this week, was charged with the ‘crime’ of chasing down Gray after this urban terrorist who used chemical warfare to poison Maryland’s children ran when the officer looked at him. Freddie Gray, the mob martyr, reportedly had a rap sheet of 17 charges and was not unknown to police. Yet prosecutors charged Nero with a ‘crime’ for arresting Gray because he had no ‘probable cause’ to do so, even after finding a Baltimore-illegal knife in Gray’s possession. [more...]
Could the Hillary-Bernie Split Cost the Dems the White House?
Why can’t Hillary put Bernie away? Can the Democrats ever heal this rift? Could it cost them the White House? As for Trump, are his recent changes real or cosmetic? Can Trump win over unhappy Bernie voters? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS – live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]