Thursday, December 14, 2017

12-14-17 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Jeff Ferry: Deficit Headed for $560 Billion
2. Stephen Thayer: AG Has a Liberal Bullseye on His Back
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Verizon and the NFL to Stream Games on Smartphones
4. Daniel Greenfield: Who Really Lost in Alabama
5. Lowell Ponte: Our “Downsized” Future


Deficit Headed for $560 Billion

The U.S. trade deficit rose another 8.6% in October to reach $48.7 billion as imports in the month hit $244.6 billion, an all-time record for imports in a single month. That import figure, which includes goods and services imports, is up 1.6% on the September figure, and up 7% on the year-earlier October imports figure. With ten months’ data for 2017 now published, U.S. imports are running 6.5% ahead of the same period in 2016, indicating that 2017 could finish up with imports at $2.89 trillion, an all-time high for U.S. imports. [more...]


AG Has a Liberal Bullseye on His Back
By Stephen Thayer - LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION NETWORK

By any measure, Attorney General Sessions has been successful in rolling back some of the misguided Department of Justice policies of the Obama/Holder administration. Because of that, progressives, liberals and democrats are doggedly pursuing unsupported suggestions of a Sessions role in alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Here are a few reasons why the AG has a liberal bullseye on his back: [more...]


Verizon and the NFL to Stream Games on Smartphones

Verizon has just signed a multi-year deal with the NFL to stream football games to all smartphones regardless of carriers. This is not a new feature for Verizon, which had previously signed a deal with the NFL that allowed Verizon customers to stream football games directly on their phones. But now the new deal allows fans to watch football games in their local markets even if they are not Verizon customers. So, if you are from Louisiana you can watch the Saints game on your phone, and fans will also be able to watch nationally televised games on their phones too, including Monday, Thursday, and Sunday Night Football. The games will stream through Yahoo Sports, Verizon’s go90, and NFL mobile. [more...]


Who Really Lost in Alabama

The Alabama Senate election was about everything except Alabama. And in the end, Alabamans stayed home and let the inevitable turnout tide of passion politics take its course. Minority voters rallied to Obama. Republicans stayed home. And the GOP is now holding on to a bare one-seat Senate majority. The Democrats had abandoned Alabama, along with much of the South. They weren't interested in Doug Jones until they smelled weakness. And they still aren’t interested in representing Alabamans now. They just want another Senate seat to bring them closer to blocking and impeaching President Trump. [more...]


Our “Downsized” Future

Republicans cutting taxes would be “the end of the world... Armageddon,” said Nancy Pelosi days ago. This could certainly be the end of her world, because Democratic Party power comes largely from taxing and redistributing to its voters the earnings of Republicans. Congressional leaders of both parties understand that their money and power have come at a terrible cost to America’s liberty, prosperity, and individual independence. We are headed for the end of America, as our nation’s framers dreamed it, if our citizens cannot make their courage and self-reliance big enough to force our government to be small again – small enough to fit inside the Constitution.  [more...]

Monday, December 11, 2017

12-12-17 Great Guests for Your Show

1. James Hirsen: Misguided Environmentalism is the Root Cause of Devastating California Wildfires
2. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Understanding Some DOJ Players
3. Lowell Ponte: Our “Downsized” Future
4. Joel Gilbert: 'Trump - The Art of the Insult'
5. John LeBoutillier: Update on the Mueller Investigation


Misguided Environmentalism is the Root Cause of Devastating California Wildfires

Contrary to California Governor Jerry Brown and the left’s claim that the mega fires in California are happening as a result of global warming, a recent Reason Foundation study notes that changes in climate cannot adequately account for the “pattern of fires observed over the past century.” The United States Forest Service (USFS) is the agency responsible for managing the nation’s wilderness areas, which constitute almost two-thirds of U.S. forests. The USFS once had a great deal of success in mitigating the risk of major fires in the early part of the last century. Over the past few decades, though, forest management policy has become overly centralized and increasingly bureaucratic, while also presenting a growing detriment to public safety. [more...]


Understanding Some DOJ Players

With all the news stories about the Mueller investigation and related topics, it’s helpful to get an understanding of some key DOJ players and some key FBI players. Let’s look at some people in the news recently: Bruce Ohr, Nellie H. Ohr of Fusion GPS, Peter Strzok, Robert Mueller, Jeannie Rhee and some potential conflicts of interest. [more...]


Our “Downsized” Future

Republicans cutting taxes would be “the end of the world... Armageddon,” said Nancy Pelosi days ago. This could certainly be the end of her world, because Democratic Party power comes largely from taxing and redistributing to its voters the earnings of Republicans. Congressional leaders of both parties understand that their money and power have come at a terrible cost to America’s liberty, prosperity, and individual independence. We are headed for the end of America, as our nation’s framers dreamed it, if our citizens cannot make their courage and self-reliance big enough to force our government to be small again – small enough to fit inside the Constitution.  [more...]


'Trump - The Art of the Insult'
Directed by Joel Gilbert

Audiences will gain tremendous insight into Donald Trump in the new film, Trump: The Art of the Insult. When you watch it, you’ll see that Trump emerges as a warm and funny man, a patriotic American who cares deeply about America and its people. You’ll get why middle America fell for a Manhattan billionaire. You’ll see the simplicity of Trump’s marketing genius and how he used performance art to deliver strong populist messages as he spoke to crowds of up to 20,000 people, three and four times a day, for months on end. You’ll see how the "Trumpapalooza” tour induced the media into serving up about $2 billion worth of free media coverage. And, you’ll witness how Trump’s handful of good marketing ideas “trumped” Cruz’s $92 million organization and Jeb’s $120 million in negative advertising. [more...]


Update on the Mueller Investigation

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... We analyze the unfolding drama in the Trump-Russia Investigation; the MeToo movement as it sweeps through the political world; and the political revolution as it changes all the norms in Washington, D.C. Is Trump feeling the heat? Is the White House showing signs of the pressure? Has Mike Flynn's unexpected cooperation with Special Counsel Mueller rocked the Trump White House to its core? [more...]

Terror in NYC... Terror Threat at Penn State University


There was yet another ISIS-inspired attack today in NYC by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh who lived in Brooklyn - an explosion near Times Square at the Port Authority.  He had a pipe bomb with explosives strapped to his body.  Thank heavens it was a botched attempt.  New York’s finest were there in short to keep workers and holiday travelers safe.

On Twitter, Kuwait immigrant Hussein Altarakmah wrote, “9/11 didn’t kill enough of you f***ers.” He is still a current student enrolled at Penn State University. Remember the Ohio State University attacker? The Somalia immigrant, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, weaponized his vehicle to run over students and proceeded to stab at them with a knife.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12-6-17 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Jeff Ferry: U.S. Agriculture Has Failed to Benefit from Korean Free Trade Agreement
2. Kerry Lutz: NFL Implosion
3. Stephen Thayer and The Law Enforcement Action Network: Fate of Baltimore Cops Cleared in Freddie Gray Case
4. Daniel Greenfield: Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI
5. Bruce Thornton: Social Media, Fake News and Free Speech


U.S. Agriculture Has Failed to Benefit from Korean Free Trade Agreement

A major reason the U.S. Congress and Obama administration approved the KORUS free trade agreement with South Korea in 2011 was the expected benefits to U.S. agricultural exports. Six years later, it’s now clear those benefits have not materialized. U.S. agricultural exports to South Korea have fallen 9% since 2011, coming in at $6.9 billion last year. To add insult to injury, South Korean agricultural exports to the U.S. have surged under KORUS, up 62% to $748 million last year. [more...]


NFL Implosion

Much to everyone’s surprise, the NFL’s ratings continue to implode. This is bad news for Trump’s sworn enemy the MSM. Recent CBS’s earnings estimates were cut, due in large part to the NFL’s ratings slump. ESPN is laying off 150 employees. The three Thanksgiving Day games, among the most popular, were down an admitted 19%, but the real story is that it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better (if ever). And the media and the NFL owners and brass can’t figure out why. A recently leaked NFL study revealed that should the National Anthem protests continue, the damage to the League’s prestige and its MSM partner’s profits would reach a point of no return. [more...]


Fate of Baltimore Cops Cleared in Freddie Gray Case
By Stephen Thayer - LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION NETWORK

The father of one of the Baltimore police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case spoke exclusively to Martha MacCallum. Edward Nero Sr., whose son Edward was eventually acquitted of wrongdoing, said his son and others are seeking litigation for malicious prosecution against the city. Nero said that he hopes Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby will be "held accountable" for allegedly wrongfully prosecuting his son. Nero said the city was "looking to hang" his son and the other officers for Gray's death. He said his son is glad to finally resume work at the barracks but said Nero Jr. will never be allowed to work a street beat because of the incident. [more...]


Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI

It’s hard to imagine how the Mueller investigation could be any more partisan or tainted. The endgame for this is to go after President Trump on obstruction of justice. But you can’t obstruct justice that was already obstructed. Both the Clinton and Trump investigations were tainted by blatant partisanship. While the Clinton investigation did everything possible to protect her and her aides, regardless of the evidence, the Trump investigation did everything possible to destroy him and his associates without producing a single charge relevant to the actual investigation. The Clintons and their allies have obstructed justice. And it’s time for a real investigation. [more...]


Social Media, Fake News and Free Speech

Free speech has come under attack on two fronts since Donald Trump was elected president. Many unhappy with his victory charge that Russia interfered in our election on his behalf by using social media like Facebook and Twitter, which should be held responsible for the content on their sites. Meanwhile, some political activists and politicians are calling for a revision of our free speech laws to prevent “hate” speech and “fake news” from polluting the public square. Everybody is complaining about false or biased reporting that is distracting and confusing voters with disinformation and appeals to unsavory emotions. One of the pillars of American exceptionalism, the right of citizens to speak freely, no matter how rough or hateful their words, seems to be tottering. [more...]

Monday, December 4, 2017

12-5-17 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Can Dem Efforts to Impeach Trump Work?
2. Lowell Ponte: Is the IRS Taking Control of Bitcoin?
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: CVS-Aetna Deal
4. James Hirsen: The Steinle Case - Justice Politicized
5. David Horowitz: Leading Watchdog Group Releases List of “Top Ten Worst Schools Supporting Terrorists” in 2017


Can Dem Efforts to Impeach Trump Work?

It now looks like the Trump-Russian collusion investigation has gone nowhere and might end after the first of the year. So, instead, the Left and the Democrats hope to nullify the results of the historic 2016 presidential election by attempting to impeach Trump over obstruction of justice charges, or possibly Logan Act violations. Will these efforts actually result in a Trump impeachment? I believe attempting to impeach Trump makes the Democrat Party look more out of touch with the American people. The Democrat Party needs to jump on the Trump train and support policies the American people voted for. Endless frivolous lawsuits and needless investigations and pointless impeachment efforts against Trump are impeding progress in America. The efforts to impeach Trump actually hurt the Democrat Party more than anyone else. [more...]


Is the IRS Taking Control of Bitcoin?

The widespread fascination with Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, has been in part from its pirate-like mystique as “money,” not created nor controlled by any government, that could be used anonymously to buy and sell privately, free from tax collectors’ prying eyes and greedy grasp. On November 28, after more than a year of a legal case by the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley ordered Coinbase, the San Francisco-based largest Bitcoin dealer in America, to turn over to the IRS the names, addresses, and taxpayer identification numbers of at least 14,355 people who were some of its customers between 2013 and 2015. [more...]


CVS-Aetna Deal

This past Sunday, CVS Health announced that it had agreed to a deal to buy Aetna for $69 billion. The deal would merge the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the United States. Talks of this deal had been going around for some time, mostly after it became apparent that the Internet giant, Amazon, was preparing to enter the pharmaceutical market by getting pharmacy licenses in over a dozen states. The deal will have a drastic change on the healthcare market. Together these two companies are in touch with most of the basic health services that people regularly use. And CVS has said that it is prepared to transform its 10,000 pharmacies and clinic locations to better meet the needs of their patients once the merger is complete. [more...]


The Steinle Case - Justice Politicized

The Steinle verdict was not due process but rather a politicized miscarriage of justice to further advance the highly illegal and dangerous “sanctuary” cities policies. The city of San Francisco had set up “sanctuary” rules, which stopped federal agents from removing a five-time deported criminal from the country. The “sanctuary” policies of cities such as San Francisco and states such as California prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration agents. The tragic truth is that, if the policy had not been in place, Zarate would have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Spring of 2015 and Steinle would still be alive. [more...]


Leading Watchdog Group Releases List of “Top Ten Worst Schools Supporting Terrorists” in 2017

Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brandeis University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Houston are among 10 American colleges and universities cited by the David Horowitz Freedom Center as the “Top Ten Worst Schools Supporting Terrorists” in a report released this week. As stated in the report, student organizations at these campuses - most notably the Hamas-linked group Students for Justice in Palestine - receive “funding and organizational support” from terrorists in order to “whitewash actual terrorist attacks and promote the genocidal lies of terrorist organizations, specifically Hamas, whose stated goal is the destruction of the Jewish state.” [more...]

New Film for Xmas - 'Trump: The Art of the Insult'

Directed by Joel Gilbert
Just in time for Christmas comes “Trump: The Art of the Insult” - critics are calling it "the most entertaining political film ever." Early copies available now at artoftheinsult.com and pre-orders at Amazon.com.
Director Joel Gilbert explains, "The Art of the Insult” is the skill of branding political opponents, delivered through performance art. People forget that Donald Trump was in the entertainment business for over 30 years, starting with Miss Universe, then boxing, wrestling, pro football, and his hit TV show, The Apprentice. Trump had seen and done it all when it came to marketing and hype, so he well understood how to manipulate the media and control the narrative with simple concepts. Trump destroyed Jeb Bush’s entire campaign with two words: “low energy,” and it was over! Going after his Republican opponents, Trump was often sophomoric, and sometimes brutal, yet all they could muster in response were complaints that Trump was not nice enough to beat Hillary Clinton."
Donald Trump dominated the 2016 Presidential race with a master plan of political incorrectness, using “The Art of the Insult” to brand political opponents and bash the media all the way to the White House. In this film, Trump emerges as a marketing genius and performance artist who, despite being a Manhattan billionaire, captured the hearts of middle America. [more...]

Leading Watchdog Group Releases List of “Top Ten Worst Schools Supporting Terrorists” in 2017


Brandeis University, San Francisco State, UC-Berkeley, and UW-Madison all made the list

Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brandeis University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Houston are among 10 American colleges and universities cited by the David Horowitz Freedom Center as the “Top Ten Worst Schools Supporting Terrorists” in a report released today. As stated in the report, student organizations at these campuses - most notably the Hamas-linked group Students for Justice in Palestine - receive “funding and organizational support” from terrorists in order to “whitewash actual terrorist attacks and promote the genocidal lies of terrorist organizations, specifically Hamas, whose stated goal is the destruction of the Jewish state.”

In alphabetical order, the ten campuses are: Brandeis University, Brooklyn College (CUNY), DePaul University, San Francisco State University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Irvine, University of Chicago, University of Houston, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As revealed in recent congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas. Hamas is a State Department-designated terrorist organization whose explicit goals, as stated in its charter, are the destruction of the Jewish state, and the extermination of its Jews.

“Students for Justice in Palestine together with other student organizations such as the Muslim Students Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace have formed a coalition to spread Hamas propaganda,” explains Freedom Center founder David Horowitz. “This propaganda effort was designed to destroy the Jewish state, annihilate the Jewish people, and fan the flames of hatred for America as Israel’s ‘protector.’ Their mission - aided by funding and organizational support from Hamas - is to whitewash actual terrorist attacks and promote the genocidal lies of terrorist organizations in order to weaken the Jewish state, deny it legitimacy, and ultimately destroy it.”

“American universities such as those named in our report allow these terrorist allies to use their authority and prestige to lend this genocidal offensive an aura of respectability,” Horowitz continued. “Our campaign intends to expose SJP and other supporters of BDS as fronts for Hamas and to press universities to cease their funding and support of these organizations.”

As part of this campaign to expose the links between SJP and Hamas, and to make that relationship known to students, the Freedom Center placed posters on the campuses named in the report which depict the organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) as a puppet of Hamas terrorists and denounce convicted terrorist Rasmieh Odeh as a “Terrorist Murderer” who is nonetheless celebrated as a “hero” by anti-Israel campus groups. Additional posters also listed the names of students and faculty on each campus who are instruments of the Hamas terror campaign. Each poster contained the hashtag #StopUniversitySupportforTerrorists.

The report and posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop University Support for Terrorists. Images of the posters that appeared at UC-Berkeley may be viewed at www.stopuniversitysupportforterrorists.org.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1988, is a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

11-28-17 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo: Corporate Tax Reform Should Benefit Domestic Companies
2. James Hirsen: The Business Toll of Taking a Knee
3. Lowell Ponte: Our Need for Breeding
4. Daniel Greenfield: ‘Every Female in the Press Corps Knew’ About Conyers
5. John LeBoutillier: Predator or Politics?


Corporate Tax Reform Should Benefit Domestic Companies

As tax reform becomes a major focus in Washington, Congress faces a unique opportunity to fix a situation that has long favored multinational corporations at the expense of U.S. companies. Doing so could level the playing field for American companies while also delivering an extra $1 trillion in tax revenue over the next decade. Currently, domestic American corporations are required to pay U.S. taxes on all of their worldwide income. In a rather unfair contrast, however, multinational firms are only required to pay taxes on foreign income after their profits are brought into the United States. Unfortunately, taxation on “foreign” profits can be avoided for decades because large companies can still use the money without appearing to return it to the U.S. [more...]


The Business Toll of Taking a Knee

A once great institution is literally in the process of destroying itself. For the longest time the National Football League was the top drawing sport on television. Now it looks as though it is willingly abdicating its ratings throne. In the season just prior to the current one, 34 of the top 40 televised sports games were NFL football match-ups. Come the fall of 2017, however, the NFL’s popularity took a severe hit and so, too, did the league’s bottom line. Regarding the current season, TV ratings have declined almost 20 percent, while the television networks have reportedly lost as much as 500 million in advertising dollars. [more...]


Our Need for Breeding

America now has the lowest fertility rate in its history. Each couple must on average give birth to at least 2.1 children just to maintain a nation’s population. In America today, fertility has plummeted to 1.8 children per couple, a decline that if continued will cause economic and demographic doom, as is happening in Europe and Japan. The Millennials – Generation Y born from around 1984 to 2000 – are the reason, according to a 2017 study. [more...]


‘Every Female in the Press Corps Knew’ About Conyers

A sizable chunk of the press corps knew about Congressman Conyers. They knew about it for years. And while they were trumpeting their anti-Bush and anti-Trump pieces, they said nothing. "Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, ... every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him," said Cokie Roberts. Roberts is political royalty. And, as usual, nothing was said. And now she's acting as if the belated revelation is an act of courage, instead of a disgraceful and belated effort. [more...]


Predator or Politics?

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... We analyze President Trump's surprise endorsement of GOP candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special Senate election: Why did he do it? What is the risk? Will it push Moore to victory - or cost the GOP women voters in this race and the 2018 mid-terms? What of the sexual scandals? Are there more to come? And what are Special Counsel Mueller's latest moves? [more...]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Corporate Tax Reform Should Benefit Domestic Companies


As tax reform becomes a major focus in Washington, Congress faces a unique opportunity to fix a situation that has long favored multinational corporations at the expense of U.S. companies. Doing so could level the playing field for American companies while also delivering an extra $1 trillion in tax revenue over the next decade. Currently, domestic American corporations are required to pay U.S. taxes on all of their worldwide income. In a rather unfair contrast, however, multinational firms are only required to pay taxes on foreign income after their profits are brought into the United States. Unfortunately, taxation on “foreign” profits can be avoided for decades because large companies can still use the money without appearing to return it to the U.S. [more...]

11-21-17 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. James Hirsen: Al Franken’s Future
2. Lowell Ponte: The Return of Morality in Politics
3. Jeff Ferry: Strong Post-Brexit Outlook for UK Economy
4. Daniel Greenfield: The Hotel from Leftist Hell
5. John LeBoutillier: Moore GOP Trouble?


Al Franken’s Future

It is highly likely that, under the circumstances, SNL alumni/U.S. Senator Al Franken has submitted himself to an ethics probe because it has historically provided a shield to members of Congress who have been accused of corrupt or abusive behavior. Such an investigation opens up a path for the accused legislator to nurture the image of cooperation while slowing any pending resignation demands. Point of fact: Franken has already been asked by members of his own party to resign. The rules of the ethics committee were written by politicians and seem to have been designed to assist those embroiled in scandal. [more...]


The Return of Morality in Politics

The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan writes that feminists who rushed to defend Bill Clinton in the 1990s were “on the wrong side of history.” A chorus of other Democrats and progressives agree that this immoral ex-president and others deserve to be condemned now. Is this genuine contrition or pragmatic politics? Democrats now recognize that they cannot credibly charge sexual misbehavior against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore while refusing to condemn their own such as Bill Clinton or current Democratic Senators Bob Menendez and Al Franken. [more...]


Strong Post-Brexit Outlook for UK Economy

On Oct. 31st, the Times ran a doom-and-gloom story entitled “What’s the Economic Cost of Brexit?” The reporter quoted economists and others bemoaning the alleged “uncertainty” caused by Britain’s decision to pull out of the European Union by March 2019. Like the witches in a Shakespeare play, British economists have been offended that the electorate ignored their dire warnings and have sought to cast a spell over the economy ever since June 2016. Yet despite the constant drumbeat of gloomy forecasts, political disunity in Westminster, sudden departures from Theresa May’s Cabinet, and the growing difficulty of negotiating a post-Brexit trade agreement, the British economy, and, in particular, its manufacturing sector, is actually doing better than ever. [more...]


The Hotel from Leftist Hell

The world’s first leftist anti-Trump hotel is here. You won’t be surprised to learn that it’s opening in Washington, D.C. (with additional locations in Seattle, Hong Kong and San Francisco). And you’ll be even less surprised to hear that it’s a luxury hotel with organic mattresses and crystal healing. Instead of a Bible, there’ll be a United Nations pamphlet. The minibar will have an activist toolkit. Staffers will be hired for their commitment to leftist social justice. (That’s technically discrimination, but it’s not as if leftists live by the laws they impose on the rest of us.) [more...]


Moore GOP Trouble?

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... We explore how the accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore have the potential to spread nationally to the Republican Party and ultimately to President Trump. The gender gap, the Trump Administration's disproportionate appointment of 80% men to federal jobs and last week's election results all portend trouble in 2018 for the GOP. Meanwhile Special Counsel Robert Mueller moves ahead while President Trump and Fox try to convince a skeptical Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a Special Counsel to explore Hillary Clinton and Uranium One. [more...]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11-15-17 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo: No Trade Deals in Trump Asia Trip? 
2. Stephen Thayer: The Left Continues Misleading Arguments in Support of Their “Police Target Blacks” Theme
3. Kerry Lutz: The Trump Charm Offensive
4. Daniel Greenfield: Sessions Replaces the Left with the Rule of Law
5. Seth Cropsey: U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force
6. Jeff Ferry: The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan


No Trade Deals in Trump Asia Trip? 

The chattering class was expressing worry and apprehension about the administration’s trade policy once again last week. Why, they asked, is Trump not negotiating trade deals with China during his recent trip through Asia? The answer is that any negotiations would have been a fruitless waste of time and a distraction. Instead, the U.S. should act unilaterally to fix its trade problems just as China acted unilaterally on its road to economic dominance. It is important to understand that trade agreements have very little correlation with increased prosperity. China rose through a strategic economic nationalism plan which included a mix of currency undervaluation, massive subsidies, intellectual property theft and a series of 5-year economic plans. Japan and South Korea grew from poor countries to relative prosperity through their own version of strategic economic plans implemented unilaterally. The U.S. government needs a similar plan to resign from its status as the “importer of last resort” for the rest of the world’s overproduction. [more...]


The Left Continues Misleading Arguments in Support of Their “Police Target Blacks” Theme

We have commented before on the political left’s continued efforts to characterize law enforcement as racist. In the face of FBI reports and statistics to the contrary, they continue to present arguments to support their debunked and dubious theories. One of their misleading tactics is to focus on the disproportionate impact of the U.S. criminal justice system on African Americans. It’s proof, they suggest, of systemic racism in law enforcement. The claim is lazy, pointing out that blacks, while only 13 percent of the population, represent far higher proportions of incarcerated subjects. And the fact that black subjects are stopped by police at disproportionate rates is, to the left, simply more proof of the corruption and racism. Liberals continue misleading arguments in support of their “police target blacks” theme. They refer to the false Ferguson mantra of “Hands up, don’t shoot” when Michael Brown was killed by Officer Wilson and to other shootings by police. The truth is more whites are killed by police than are blacks. [more...]


The Trump Charm Offensive

For the “Never Trumpers,” it’s hard to admit, but there is a charming side to our commander in chief. His recent overseas Asian trip was proof that it not only exists, but it’s very effective. He seems to have taken Asia by storm. Remember, it was not long ago that the Chinese refused to roll out the stairs, let alone the red carpet, forcing Obama to do a humiliating exit from the belly of Air Force One. And now, just a few short years later, Trump is exiting from the stairs to a red carpet reception. And his Chinese nicknames, “Donald the Strong,” “Grand Commander Uncle Trump“ are good indicators of his popularity. I don’t remember the Chinese referring to “Barrack the Invincible.” [more...]


Sessions Replaces the Left with the Rule of Law

The rule of law didn’t exist under Obama. But now it’s coming back. Attorney General Sessions began his remarks before the House Judiciary Committee by declaring that the rule of law "forms the foundation for our liberty, our safety, and our prosperity. In this rule of law, we are blessed beyond all nations." And he summarized what he had been doing in less than a year to restore the rule of law to America. [more...]


U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force

The three U.S. Navy carrier strike groups’ presence is useful in reminding North Korea that the U.S. can still project punishing power across the Pacific in a relatively short period of time.  I do not agree that this is the Navy’s worst nightmare.  The nightmare would turn real if another crisis emerged simultaneously at some other place that required large carrier-borne fighters/bombers, for example in the East Mediterranean and/or the Persian Gulf.  Otherwise, the three carrier strike groups in the West Pacific are a reminder of exactly why the U.S. needs to remain the world’s dominant seapower.  It would be better if these carriers airwings had been trained for integrated, rather than sequential, operations.  And this should serve as a reminder that integrated carrier operations are one possible alternative than keeping a single carrier on patrol in each of the world’s hotspots. Read: Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It, by Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Seth Cropsey.


The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan

The Republican tax reform plan is suffering from a shortage of funds. Yet Paul Ryan and his colleagues are trying to give the American people a substantial tax cut as their signature achievement of 2017. However, they are constrained by Congressional rules that limit increases in the federal budget deficit to just $1.4 trillion over 10 years. As a result, the plan is peppered with small-bore cutbacks to tax deductions and other maneuvers that make the plan seem small-minded and miserly. Thankfully, there is one potentially large tax reform that could bring in a whopping $1 trillion, and empower the Ways and Means Committee to be truly generous with the American middle class. [more...]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

11-14-17 Expert Guest for Your Show

1. Seth Cropsey: U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force
2. Jeff Ferry: The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan
3. James Hirsen: Why Judge Moore’s Supporters Remain Loyal
4. Lowell Ponte: Will Protesters Silence Our National Anthem?
5. Protesters Interrupt David Horowitz Speech at the University of Houston


U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force

The three U.S. Navy carrier strike groups’ presence is useful in reminding North Korea that the U.S. can still project punishing power across the Pacific in a relatively short period of time.  I do not agree that this is the Navy’s worst nightmare.  The nightmare would turn real if another crisis emerged simultaneously at some other place that required large carrier-borne fighters/bombers, for example in the East Mediterranean and/or the Persian Gulf.  Otherwise, the three carrier strike groups in the West Pacific are a reminder of exactly why the U.S. needs to remain the world’s dominant seapower.  It would be better if these carriers airwings had been trained for integrated, rather than sequential, operations.  And this should serve as a reminder that integrated carrier operations are one possible alternative than keeping a single carrier on patrol in each of the world’s hotspots. Read: Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It, by Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Seth Cropsey.


The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan

The Republican tax reform plan is suffering from a shortage of funds. Yet Paul Ryan and his colleagues are trying to give the American people a substantial tax cut as their signature achievement of 2017. However, they are constrained by Congressional rules that limit increases in the federal budget deficit to just $1.4 trillion over 10 years. As a result, the plan is peppered with small-bore cutbacks to tax deductions and other maneuvers that make the plan seem small-minded and miserly. Thankfully, there is one potentially large tax reform that could bring in a whopping $1 trillion, and empower the Ways and Means Committee to be truly generous with the American middle class. [more...]


Why Judge Moore’s Supporters Remain Loyal

Despite the avalanche of recent coverage by the mainstream media over allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Alabama voters are not buying into reports that center on his purported distant past. Television reporter Lauren Walsh was unable to find a single local resident who believed the Post report. “Out of all the voters we spoke with..., we didn’t find one voter who believed the Washington Post report about Moore,” Walsh stated. Meanwhile CNN conducted its own research on the attitudes of Judge Moore’s supporters and was forced to print the results of its inquiry of approximately a dozen Alabamians who diminished or outright dismissed the Post’s story. [more...]


Will Protesters Silence Our National Anthem?

Even facing a huge boycott by viewers on Veterans Day, the NFL league office refused to change its policy that allowed players to protest by not standing respectfully during the traditional playing of America’s national anthem. Some players who take a knee, link arms, or otherwise show disrespect want to make an ideological protest against what they see as American society, from police behavior to the nation as a whole. Other players – average NFL salary $2.44 million – apparently see the enormous media attention Colin Kaepernick is given in the liberal media for his protests and want such national attention and fame for themselves. Fame and name recognition beget more and more money. They seem eager to step on the flag and anthem in an infantile “Look at Me” publicity stunt, perhaps because most are mediocre players like Kaepernick. [more...]


Students for Genocide in Houston: Protesters Interrupt David Horowitz Speech at the University of Houston

U. Houston was Recently Named to List of “Top Ten Worst Schools that Support Terrorists,” Hosted 2017 SJP National Conference

About 100 angry student protesters supporting the Hamas-funded and Hamas-guided campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine staged a loud and disruptive walkout of David Horowitz’s November 2nd speech at the University of Houston.  Horowitz is the founder of the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center and his speech, which was sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, focused on “The Terror Network on American Campuses.” [more...]