1. Seth Cropsey: American Seapower Still in Decline
2. Stephen Thayer: FBI Says Black Identity Extremists Murder Cops
3. Lowell Ponte: Dems Laundering Weinstein’s Money
4. Bruce Thornton: Gun Control - Another Progressive Power Grab
5. Daniel Greenfield: Hillary, Michelle Obama and Planned Parenthood’s Wonderful Friend
6. John LeBoutillier: Has the President Come Undone?
American Seapower Still in Decline
By Seth Cropsey
Has the U.S. Navy reached its breaking point? In Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It, Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Seth Cropsey exposes how years of underfunding has left our nation’s most strategic arm of defense - American naval power - smaller today than any point since before World War I.
The demands for American seapower have increased since the Cold War’s end and yet the U.S. has continued to cut its seapower. Shrinking defense budgets have left the Navy and Marines scrambling to meet the nation’s combatant commanders’ requirements for naval and amphibious forces. Faced with a growing demand for forces and a diminishing ability to pay for them America’s sea services have looked for ways to save money: keep ships at sea longer, increase sailors’ and Marines’ workload, cut orders for ships, cancel the purchase of ships that would modernize the fleet, and postpone maintenance of critical shore facilities (the Government Accountability Office reported in September that delayed maintenance and restoration for shipyards that service the Navy’s nuclear-powered fleet have increased by 41 percent in the past five years and will cost an additional $4.8 billion dollars over the next two decades). This slide did not take place overnight. [more...]
FBI Says Black Identity Extremists Murder Cops
Black Identity Extremists are killing law enforcement officers and, according to a new report by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, there is a high likelihood they will continue to do so. And no one in the black community, liberal establishment, or media is condemning the violence against police. Where’s the outrage? We all condemn illegal use of force against blacks and we should all condemn any violence against police officers regardless of the race of the perpetrator. The FBI report is based on an analysis of incidents by black extremists against police from 2014-2016 and include: [more...]
Dems Laundering Weinstein’s Money
By Lowell Ponte
Harvey Weinstein is a movie producer, but in Hollywood-on-the-Potomac, he has long been a major star funder of the Democratic Party. Since 2000, he has donated almost $900,000 in cash to its left-liberal candidates, and he has bundled more than another $1.4 million from others for what liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank calls this "socialist" party. The Democratic National Committee and many of its comrades are profoundly embarrassed, vowing to give at least a portion of Weinstein's now tainted money to others. Typical of these promised new recipients is EMILY's List. Emily in this case is not a woman's name, but an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast." It boosts the campaigns of leftist feminists with injections of early money. But is the Democratic Party truly expiating its sins? [more...]
Gun Control - Another Progressive Power Grab
We all know the worn-out ideas that the progressives predictably trot out after every massacre. And we know they are fallacious. More guns do not lead to more gun murder. Between 1993 and 2013, private gun ownership increased 56%, and gun homicides declined 49%. No, the point is not that more guns account for the declines - a straw-man correlation the media burns down to discredit this fact. The point is, the left’s call for more gun control after every mass shooting implies that fewer guns or more regulations would decrease murder rates. Not only is that idea false, the opposite is true: higher murder rates invariably follow more gun control. [more...]
Hillary, Michelle Obama and Planned Parenthood’s Wonderful Friend
Everyone knew Harvey Weinstein was a bad guy. The bloated, greasy movie mogul slimed his way through countless ballrooms, suites and restaurants trailing lies, threats and promises. But he had the right politics. At the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, honoring the recently defeated candidate Hillary Clinton, drinks named “Toxic Masculinity” were being served. Also on the scene was Harvey Weinstein. And Harvey had his thick wallet open to the tune of $100K for the abortion organization. Harvey was sitting with Hillary... not to mention Meryl Streep and Shonda Rimes. [more...]
Has the President Come Undone?
On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... We look at the deterioration in President Trump - according to his very best friends, allies, appointees and staffers. From Rex Tillerson calling the POTUS a “moron," to his long-time friend, Tom Barrack, saying, "He is better than this," and Steve Bannon saying Trump has only a 30% chance of making it through his term, it is clear: Trump is coming undone. [more...]