Thursday, September 20, 2018

9-20-18 Great Guests for Your Show


1. Michael Stumo: Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports - Necessary Response to China’s Continuing Unfair Trade Practices
2. Jeff Ferry: Up to $100 Billion Annual Revenue Potential From the MAC
3. Adam Andrzejewski: Is Oregon Governor Kate Brown Asking Taxpayers to Fund Her Re-Election Campaign?
4. Robert Spencer: Three Lessons for Today’s Policymakers
5. Daniel Greenfield: Major Corporations Get Behind Racism and Anti-Semitism


Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports - Necessary Response to China’s Continuing Unfair Trade Practices

These tariff actions are a necessary response to China’s refusal to end dozens of commercial espionage and technology transfer practices. Our member companies have faced years of heavily subsidized competition from China, and they’ve experienced firsthand the aggressiveness of China’s hacking and intellectual property theft campaign. Our members have also had to confront the side effects of subsidized imports still affecting downstream markets. We see this, for example, with companies that produce products made from steel and aluminum. We’re pleased that the administration is now addressing this wider problem, and these broader tariffs will help to minimize distortions that come from partial tariff coverage. [more...]


Up to $100 Billion Annual Revenue Potential From the MAC

The Market Access Charge (MAC), which would require congressional legislation, would be a small tax levied on the purchase of every dollar-denominated asset by a non-U.S. person or entity. The MAC would raise substantial revenue for the benefit of the U.S. Treasury. We estimate the annual revenue potential of the MAC to be in the range of $19 billion to $100 billion.  The estimates should be regarded as preliminary indicative estimates and not firm forecasts. [more...]


Is Oregon Governor Kate Brown Asking Taxpayers to Fund Her Re-Election Campaign?
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”

According to Oregon law, public funds cannot be used for a political purpose. Yet, data we’ve compiled shows a troubling pattern of Governor Kate Brown mixing taxpayer-funded travel with campaign fundraising events. This pattern could allegedly violate state law or the governor’s own ethics policy, which states, “employees are expressly prohibited from using any work time or any state resources to conduct political activities.” Recently at Forbes, we wrote about the governor using state agency resources and employees to log and redact from disclosure the details around 500 campaign events on her official state calendar since 2015. Now, we found Brown repeatedly blurred the lines between state agency resources and campaign activities – for years. [more...]


Three Lessons for Today’s Policymakers

If these lessons were heeded, we would avoid numerous foreign and domestic policy mistakes. On September 13, 2018, I spoke at the Freedom Center’s Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles. Introducing my new and bestselling book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, I discussed three lessons from Islamic history that are unknown in the West today, and are often outright denied by those Leftists who are rewriting history in service of contemporary political agendas. I show how these lessons, if heeded, have massive implications for American foreign and domestic policy. [more...]


Major Corporations Get Behind Racism and Anti-Semitism

Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters received the National Leadership Award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association. The NNPA is an association of black papers that includes Final Call, the paper of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Ford, GM, AT&T, Pfizer, AARP, Comcast, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation act as partners and sponsors of an association that includes a notorious racist and anti-Semitic hate group. Ford had spent a long time trying to live down its past association with another anti-Semitic paper, The Dearborn Independent, only to end up associated with yet another violently anti-Semitic publication. [more...]

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports - Necessary Response to China’s Continuing Unfair Trade Practices



These tariff actions are a necessary response to China’s refusal to end dozens of commercial espionage and technology transfer practices. Our member companies have faced years of heavily subsidized competition from China, and they’ve experienced firsthand the aggressiveness of China’s hacking and intellectual property theft campaign. Our members have also had to confront the side effects of subsidized imports still affecting downstream markets. We see this, for example, with companies that produce products made from steel and aluminum. We’re pleased that the administration is now addressing this wider problem, and these broader tariffs will help to minimize distortions that come from partial tariff coverage. [more...]

9-18-18 Expert Guests Available for Your Show

1. Karen Kataline: Conservatives Must Fight Out of Control #MeToo
2. Lowell Ponte: Politicizing the Weather
3. James Hirsen: John Kerry’s Telling Remarks
4. Sally Pipes: Doctor Shortage Will Only Worsen under Single-Payer
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Musk & Tesla Make Headlines Again
6. John LeBoutillier: Hurricane Manafort


Conservatives Must Fight Out of Control #MeToo

The Democrats’ scorched earth policy on anything Trump was certain to reach Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Now, it has. In the last year since the #MeToo movement began, Democrats have been throwing out due process and thwarting the will of voters by ousting Republicans and Democrats who don’t toe the party line. They have done this with the use of unsubstantiated charges of sexual harassment and threats of further charges if they did not resign.  The irrational and collectivist hysteria of the #MeToo movement has gone virtually unchallenged by Republicans. That strategy will keep working if we don’t fight back. We must actively oppose the Left’s longstanding vendetta to emasculate straight men and turn women into the next victim-group-turned-voting-bloc.  [more...]


Politicizing the Weather

Hurricane Florence brought out haters of President Donald Trump and they’re showing their anti-scientific paganism. CNN political analyst John Avlon said Mr. Trump’s “policies have been tearing down our defenses to climate change, which is often to blame for extreme weather. ... Warmer [ocean] water means more intense storms.” The leftist Washington Post editorialized that Mr. Trump was somehow “complicit” in this storm, as though he had conjured its destructive forces by black magic. If President Trump possesses such awesome “weather god” powers, as USA Today mocked, then leftists should think twice before making themselves targets of his lightning bolts, not merely his Twitter jibes. [more...]


John Kerry’s Telling Remarks

Former Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that he has been engaged in what many government officials view as rogue diplomacy. In what appears to have been an effort to revive the now-defunct Iran nuclear deal, the probable presidential aspirant revealed that behind-the-scenes he has been in talks with a high-ranking representative of Iran. Kerry had already admitted that he had met several times with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, and that the talks had taken place without the approval of the Trump administration. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to the podium regarding Kerry’s unauthorized meetings: “You can’t find precedent for this in U.S. history, and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior,” Pompeo said in a press conference at the State Department. “It’s inconsistent with what foreign policy of the United States is as directed by this president, and it is beyond inappropriate for him to be engaged...what Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented. This is a former Secretary of State engaged with the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.” [more...]


Doctor Shortage Will Only Worsen under Single-Payer
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

America’s doctor shortage is becoming more and more severe. The Association of American Medical Colleges recently projected a shortfall of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030. Obamacare didn’t cause this crisis. But it has made the problem worse. The law created countless administrative headaches for doctors. Some have responded by retiring early or leaving the practice of medicine altogether. Many more may join them if Democrats are successful in their bid to launch a full-scale government takeover of the U.S. health care system. Single-payer health care would exacerbate America’s doctor shortage and make quality care much harder to obtain. [more...]


Musk & Tesla Make Headlines Again

After only a month on the job, Tesla’s Chief Accounting Officer, Dave Morton, resigned on Friday, September 7th.  Morton explained his exit was due to the level of public attention on the company, along with the extremely fast-paced work environment.  Morton is the latest executive to leave the company; however, Tesla has seen fifty executives leave the company in the past two years.  Yet, Musk is convinced that this executive turnover is on par with other large companies.  Furthermore, Musk announced plans for a reorganization of the company aimed at flattening the layers of management. [more...]


Hurricane Manafort

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we analyze why Paul Manafort flipped, what this does for the Mueller Investigation - and what a dire legal and political position Donald Trump now finds himself in. This is the biggest event in the Trump-Russia probe - and the President now finds himself backed into a corner. What will happen next? [more...]

Monday, September 10, 2018

9-11-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show


1. James Hirsen: Les Moonves’s Career at CBS Comes to an End
2. Lowell Ponte: The Democratic Party Must Change its Name
3. Karen Kataline: Is the Left Using #MeToo to Overhaul State Governments and Mobilize Women? 
4. Sally Pipes: No Reason to Be Jealous of Nominee's Plan for Health Care
5. Robert Spencer: Bush After 9/11: “Islam is Peace”
6. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Nike Ad Campaign Sparks Controversy


Les Moonves’s Career at CBS Comes to an End

In July of 2018, the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow completed a detailed investigation, centering on sexual misconduct allegations from six women against CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves. The women claimed that Moonves had propositioned and/or had forcible physical contact with them, threatened retaliation against those who had rejected him, and otherwise maintained a workplace in which sexual harassment went unabated. Allegations put forth by the women suggested that a toxic culture existed at CBS. When the allegations went public, Moonves responded at the time with an acknowledgement that he was responsible for making “some women uncomfortable.” However, he denied claims that he had harmed the careers of those who had resisted him. Then, like a series of aftershocks after an earthquake, an additional six women stepped forward, via reporting by Farrow, with accusations against Moonves. [more...]


The Democratic Party Must Change its Name

The now-socialist Democratic Party has fundamentally transformed itself. Because it now opposes democracy, it should be required to change its name. The Democratic Party has abandoned free markets and white, working class, and middle-class Americans. A majority of its voter base is now young African-American, Latino and other groups. These minority voters rightly ask why aging white politicians devoid of any new or constructive ideas are ruling their party. It is time to remove its mask and demand that they use a truthful name, such as the Anti-Democracy Party. [more...]


Is the Left Using #MeToo to Overhaul State Governments and Mobilize Women? 

Ever since pink-hatted protestors marched on the mall the day after President Trump’s inauguration, Democrats have been predicting a “Year of the Woman” ahead of the 2018 midterms. Almost a year since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in October 2017, the #MeToo movement has sparked a flurry of allegations, resignations, and ultimately, generalizations painting women as victims and men as perpetrators. Now that Weinstein accuser Asia Argento stands accused of sexual assault, herself, some in the #MeToo movement have seen the need for greater discernment and due process. These voices were virtually absent when the shoe was on the other gender’s foot.  And now Moonves is history.  [more...]


No Reason to Be Jealous of Nominee's Plan for Health Care
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous currently trails Gov. Larry Hogan, the Republican incumbent, in the polls. But the challenger has a plan to turn the tide. Jealous has released a detailed proposal to enroll most state residents in MD-Care, a government-run health insurance plan that would “eliminate co-pays, high-deductibles, and other out-of-pocket barriers to coverage.” He hopes his “Medicare-for-All”-style reform will win over voters worried about rising health care costs. That’s a risky bet. Single-payer health care would require massive tax hikes and result in poor quality care. Numerous other blue states have considered but ultimately rejected single-payer proposals for those exact reasons. Marylanders would be wise to follow suit. [more...]


Bush After 9/11: “Islam is Peace”

I wrote my recent book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS mostly chronologically, starting with Muhammad’s conquests in Arabia and moving forward. It’s a bloody history, and one indelible impression one gets from proceeding through the centuries of jihad warfare is of the persistence of the jihadis. The last chapter deals with jihad in the twenty-first century and opens with 9/11. After having written the story of nearly fourteen hundred years of relentless jihad warfare, George W. Bush’s “Islam is peace” speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. six days after 9/11 jolted me as it never had previously. [more...]


Nike Ad Campaign Sparks Controversy

Nike released its new “Just Do It” ad this past Labor Day, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign.  The ad was nothing short of controversial, as it contained a closeup of Colin Kaepernick’s face with a quote that read, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who is known more for taking a knee during the national anthem, rather than throwing a football, was chosen to headline this campaign due to his social justice activism.  The ad has sparked all sorts of reactions, from people burning their old Nike gear, while others rushed to the nearest store to purchase more Nike merchandise, to others taking their reactions to Twitter.  Furthermore, Nike’s stock price fell 2.9% on Tuesday and was the worst performing company on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. [more...]

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nike Ad Campaign Sparks Controversy



Nike released its new “Just Do It” ad this past Labor Day, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign.  The ad was nothing short of controversial, as it contained a closeup of Colin Kaepernick’s face with a quote that read, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who is known more for taking a knee during the national anthem, rather than throwing a football, was chosen to headline this campaign due to his social justice activism.  The ad has sparked all sorts of reactions, from people burning their old Nike gear, while others rushed to the nearest store to purchase more Nike merchandise, to others taking their reactions to Twitter.  Furthermore, Nike’s stock price fell 2.9% on Tuesday and was the worst performing company on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. [more...]

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

9-5-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. James Hirsen: Antitrust Law Should Be Used to Break Up Big Tech Monopolies
2. Robert Spencer: Two Muslims Try to Build a Bomb Involving a Driverless Car
3. Daniel Greenfield: Nike’s New Romance with an America-hating Racist
4. Mark Tapson: Banned from Twitterstan
5. David Horowitz: Why We Need a Convention of the States


Antitrust Law Should Be Used to Break Up Big Tech Monopolies

President Trump, via his Twitter account, recently prompted a public discussion about the possibility of using antitrust law against major technology companies, due in part to a growing body of evidence that bias is being perpetrated against conservative individuals and entities by such companies. The primary rationale of antitrust enforcement is the protection of the American consumer and free market economy from unprincipled business behavior by monopolistic enterprises. [more...]


Two Muslims Try to Build a Bomb Involving a Driverless Car

“My only attempt is to find a way to carry out martyrdom operation with cars without driver.” A “martyrdom operation” is a jihad strike in which the jihadi is killed along with Infidels, in hopes of attaining the Qur’an’s promise of paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah. “Two men accused of terror plot tried to make bomb involving driverless car, court told,” by Henry Clare, Independent, September 4, 2018... Read many more examples of The History of Jihad in my new bestselling book. [more...]


Nike’s New Romance with an America-hating Racist

It’s a bad time for bad sneakers. Nike sales have seen their slowest growth in seven years. It was the worst performing Dow stock of 2016. Americans don’t seem to want badly made overpriced shoes put together by slave labor. The failing company tried to turn around its poor sales by doubling down on its abrasive lefty politics. Nike’s Consumer Direct Offense was supposed to stand for reclaiming American market share, instead of directly offending consumers. But if Nike can’t sell its shoddy athletic wear, it can offend Americans. Last winter, Nike unveiled the “Pro Hijab.” Now it decided to make Colin Kaepernick, the racist black nationalist who began the trend of protesting the national anthem, into the face of its Just Do It campaign. Making millions of dollars for hating America without having to ever get out there and play is the opposite of “sacrificing everything.” It’s getting paid for doing nothing. [more...]


Banned from Twitterstan

Bosch Fawstin is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, the creator of The Infidel series featuring his anti-jihadist superhero Pigman, and the winner of the 2015 AFDI Mohammad Cartoon Contest organized by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer which took place in Garland, Texas. Muslim fundamentalists have issues with artistic representations of the “religion of peace's” warlord prophet, so two armed jihadists tried to disrupt that event and slaughter the participants but were killed in the attempt. Especially since then, social media attacks and death threats have become a way of life for Fawstin, whose artwork has graced many David Horowitz Freedom Center pamphlets and FrontPageMag articles. [more...]


Why We Need a Convention of the States

I present a case for a convention of the states whose purpose would be to reform our Constitution. Why are we raising this prospect of reform to the fundamental law of the land? It’s because we are in the midst of a constitutional crisis the likes of which we have not seen since the Civil War. It’s because a political left which rejects the framework of the Constitution is now in control of the Democratic Party and is pursuing an agenda that has already destroyed key pillars of our democracy and will go on to destroy its very foundations if bold measures are not taken. [more...]

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

9-4-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show


1. Robert Spencer: McCain was the Main Supporter for the Muslim Brotherhood
2. Karen Kataline: Cynthia Nixon and Hollywood Hypocrisy
3. Lowell Ponte: Are You Ready for ‘President’ Nancy Pelosi?
4. Sally Pipes: Young Doctors Need to Wake up to the Grim Reality of Single-Payer Healthcare
5. Adam Amdrzejewski: Farm Bill Unlikely to Stop Flow of Taxpayer Subsidies to Wealthy Urbanites
6. John LeBoutillier: Updates on the Latest Hot Topics in the News


McCain was the Main Supporter for the Muslim Brotherhood

McCain has already been canonized by an establishment media desperate to destroy President Trump in any way it can, but in Egypt they’re not so worshipful. McCain “was the main supporter for the terrorist Brotherhood. Senator McCain was the one who opened up the Congress to the Brotherhood. He was the one arranging the meetings and appointments and providing them with protection.” Remember that when Michele Bachmann called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government, McCain denounced her on the Senate floor as a bigot and an Islamophobe. There was no investigation. [more...]


Cynthia Nixon and Hollywood Hypocrisy

There’s a new Nixon in political-town - Cynthia Nixon - but her politics are as old as Karl Marx. The Hollywood actress-turned-politician is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the New York primary for Governor. It’s no secret that she is endorsed by the The Democratic Socialists of America. But why is it so common for wealthy, privileged celebrities to embrace Leftist ideas?  They find it easy to show moral indignation towards the wealthy, other than themselves, and advocate for the confiscation and re-distribution of other peoples’ money. I’m not sure they realize that it brings poverty to just about everyone but why are they so comfortable with their sense of superiority about their ignorance?  Leftism has been so endemic in Hollywood that we barely notice and hardly ever ask such obvious questions. [more...]


Are You Ready for ‘President’ Nancy Pelosi?

Loony leftists such as Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich now demand nothing less than “annulling” Trump’s election as invalid. Everything Mr. Trump has accomplished as president must be nullified and erased, demands Reich, and the Orwellian air-brushing of the very name and face of Donald Trump must erase him from history and turn him into a “non-person,” as if he had never existed. He wants President Trump and Vice President Pence removed from office by the U.S. Supreme Court. If Democrats win the House this November, under the Constitution Nancy Pelosi could thus become President. [more...]


Young Doctors Need to Wake up to the Grim Reality of Single-Payer Healthcare
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

For decades, doctor organizations such as the American Medical Association have opposed single-payer healthcare. But this opposition is ebbing. At the group's June meeting, a cohort of younger doctors urged the AMA to adopt a neutral position toward socialized medicine. The student arm of Physicians for National Health Insurance is part of the push. Growing in recent years, the group now has 1,400 members at more than 60 medical schools. These young and idealistic doctors no doubt mean well. But if they understood how badly patients and doctors fare under single-payer, they'd be far less keen on socialized medicine. [more...]


Farm Bill Unlikely to Stop Flow of Taxpayer Subsidies to Wealthy Urbanites
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”

A movie star is more likely than a cowboy to stroll down Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive, but that doesn’t mean there are no farmers in Tinseltown. Or at least Congress thinks so, judging by the farm bill, which sent $15,488 in farm subsidies last year to the homes of Hollywood’s elite. “Farmers” in Aspen, Colorado, got $278,000, while the fertile plots of New York City were fertilized with $2.8 million. Congress is back at the drawing board, writing an update to the farm bill - though budget watchdogs say there is little chance that lawmakers will rein in the kinds of policies that shelled out $13.2 billion last year, with much of that going to “crop insurance” subsidies. The farm bill may be the clearest example of how special interests can trump the public’s interest. Both the recipients and the funders have a vested interest in not disrupting the flow of subsidies that generates income and political donations. Transparency is so critical because the public can’t reform a process it can’t see. The farm bill gets less attention from a national press more focused on White House scandals and hot-button social issues, but it is heavily covered - and debated - in agricultural communities. [more...]


Updates on the Latest Hot Topics in the News

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we examine the current state of the Trump-Russia investigation, the upcoming November 6th mid-terms and what may happen over the next 60 days. How have things changed since the Manafort convictions, the Cohen plea deal, the immunity deals and the McCain funeral? What is about to happen next? [more...]

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

8-28-18 Expert Guests for Your Show


1. Michael Stumo: The U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement
2. James Hirsen: Probe by the Special Counsel Continues to Broaden in Scope
3. Lowell Ponte: Leftists Weaponize Corporations to Kill the Constitution
4. Daniel Greenfield: Why Jewish Leftists Hate Israel and the Jews
5. Sally Pipes: Single-Payer Progressives Lie Their Way to Victory
6. Karen Kataline: Another Misguided #MeToo Demonstration


The U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed support for President Trump and his trade team taking aggressive and unconventional steps to craft a new trade arrangement with Mexico. This is another example of President Trump living up to his campaign promises by renegotiating or terminating NAFTA and pursuing bilateral trade deals instead. Despite vociferous opposition from Congress, foreign companies and the import lobby, the President and his trade team continue to work hard for domestic producers. We support the administration’s work to gain trade leverage and overturn the past policy of unilateral trade disarmament which caused offshoring and wage stagnation. If Canada refuses to negotiate, they should not expect to be included. [more...]


Probe by the Special Counsel Continues to Broaden in Scope

The Wall Street Journal recently broke the story that Allen Weisselberg had been granted immunity by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Weisselberg is the longtime CFO of the Trump Organization and also serves as the treasurer of the Trump Foundation. The CFO has been with the Trump family since 1970, when he began working for President Trump’s father. Weisselberg currently co-manages the Trump businesses along with President Trump’s adult sons. Weisselberg was called to testify to a grand jury earlier this summer. As the CFO, he presumably has a wealth of knowledge about the Trump Organization’s internal cash flow. Presently, Weisselberg has been given immunity related solely to the payments that Michael Cohen made to two women with whom Trump allegedly had affairs. However, through use of the same above-described investigation, prosecutors could potentially subpoena additional records from the company, and the investigation could undergo a further expansion. [more...]


Leftists Weaponize Corporations to Kill the Constitution

Today we are seeing radicals kill our rights by using government’s other fist of lethal power to beat our Constitutional rights to death: regulation. The left has been frustrated in its efforts to disarm the populace. The highest court has upheld our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, despite big-city leftist attempts to banish citizen rights of self-defense. The prospective 2020 Democratic presidential nominee leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts proposes requiring every major American corporation to have a federal charter. These companies could then be required to obey whatever hare-brained whim our ruling politicians have, including denial of credit and rights to the politically incorrect. When everything is politically regulated, everything will be politicized and corrupted. If corporations deny our rights, then we should deny them the profits from having us as customers. [more...]


Why Jewish Leftists Hate Israel and the Jews

Over a century and a half, Marxist criticism of the Jews has made few innovations, replacing Judaism with Israel, and to a lesser degree, money with power. Leftist anti-Zionism is so hard to distinguish from anti-Semitism because its roots are still in the same anti-Semitic Marxist sewer. The Anti-Jewish Jews preach the salvific powers of the left to redeem the selfishness of the Jews. Only the left can save Jews from Jewish power. Only the left can redeem Jews from clinging to their guns, bible, and land by destroying Israel. Karl Marx was right about one thing. There is a struggle between Judaism and the left. For the left to win, Judaism must be destroyed. [more...]


Single-Payer Progressives Lie Their Way to Victory
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

November's mid-term elections are just around the corner. This fall, Democratic congressional candidates are betting the farm - or shall we say the House - on government-run health care. The crop of Democrats eyeing the presidency in 2020, meanwhile, is similarly united behind a government takeover of the U.S. healthcare system. If voters reward the party's leftward lurch, they'll regret it immensely. The single-payer system that progressives dream of would be a nightmare for taxpayers and patients alike. [more...]


Another Misguided #MeToo Demonstration

On Aug. 26, women popped their tops for “gender equality” all over the country. Was this complimentary or contradictory to the #MeToo movement? GoTopless.org was founded by Claude Vorilhon who claims to have had an encounter with an extra-terrestrial who gave him the secrets to life. One of the male organizers at the event said something like “Instead of going crazy over Trump’s latest tweets or the latest news scandal, we need to remember that there are still women who can’t go topless!” Several participants cited the objectification of women as the reason for the movement. That’s gender inequality isn’t it? The notion that there is no difference between men and women is one the Left has been pushing for several generations. It has proven false, especially by the Left itself, which currently paints women as victims and men as perpetrators on the one hand and claims there is no difference between men and women on the other. [more...]

Thursday, August 23, 2018

How a ‘Strong Dollar’ Causes Low AG Prices and How to Fix It



In recent months, President Trump has imposed much-needed tariffs to address China’s 24-year trade war and commercial espionage campaign targeting America. Instead of changing course, China has imposed tariffs on fairly-traded goods from the United States. While President Trump’s moves are aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers, we need additional strategies to help farmers and ranchers. America’s manufacturers and farmers happen to share a major export problem - an overvalued U.S. dollar that makes their goods more expensive overseas. If Congress and the administration can buckle down to pass legislation addressing this “strong dollar,” we could see corn, soybean and beef prices increase by 25 percent or more. [more...]

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

8-22-18 Great Guests for Your Show


1. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Musk Tweets about Taking Tesla Private, Subjects Tesla to SEC Investigation
2. Adam Andrzejewski: Mapping the U.S. Farm Subsidy $1M Club
3. Robert Spencer Banned from Two Platforms
4. Daniel Greenfield: Twitter Isn’t Removing Hatred, It’s Silencing Dissent
5. Sally Pipes: Providing Better Deals for Health Coverage
6. Lowell Ponte: Socializing the Democrat Party


Musk Tweets about Taking Tesla Private, Subjects Tesla to SEC Investigation

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., has come under scrutiny this week after tweeting that he would take Tesla private at $420/share, and that he had funding secured.  Now, Musk must face his critics, as well as his shareholders regarding this announcement. The notion to take Tesla private stems from the fact that the company has faced loads of scrutiny after missing self-imposed deadlines to beef up production of the Model 3, and how these delays have greatly impacted Tesla’s already dwindling cash reserve.  According to Musk, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund, which currently owns a 5% stake in the company, has consistently contacted him over the past 2 years concerning allocating financial support to take the company private. [more...]


Mapping the U.S. Farm Subsidy $1M Club
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”

During the Great Depression, farm subsidies were created to keep the family farm afloat and ensure a stable national food supply. Today, these subsidies have grown so lucrative that wealthy investors, large corporations, and farm-estate heirs use taxpayer money to maximize their personal return on investment. Since 2008, however, the top 10 farm subsidy recipients each received an average of $18.2 million – that’s $1.8 million annually, $150,000 per month, or $35,000 a week. With the median household income of $60,000 a year, these farmers received more than 30 times the average yearly income of U.S. families. It was never the intent of Congress to create a new class of millionaires through federal farm subsidies. Yet, the subsidies continue to flow. [more...]


Robert Spencer Banned from Two Platforms

The fascism is coming down fast. I’ve now been banned from Patreon and GoFundMe. The authoritarian Left is working energetically now to ban all dissenting voices, in the run-up to the 2018 elections. We haven’t seen the last of the bannings. It’s clear that I am in their crosshairs, and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison has already demanded that Amazon stop stocking books by people who are blacklisted by the Southern Poverty Law Center. [more...]


Twitter Isn’t Removing Hatred, It’s Silencing Dissent

One of the last things that David Horowitz was able to tweet before his account was locked was a link to an article, “How the Left is Outsourcing Censorship of the Internet.” The article described how the left is using tech companies to silence political dissent. Not long after, @horowitz39 was locked by Twitter, which accused David Horowitz of violating its rules against “hateful conduct.” And that’s on a site which not only allows Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a violently racist hate group, to use its platform, but has turned a blind eye to his top tweet, “Thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan.” According to Twitter, there’s nothing hateful about that. [more...]


Providing Better Deals for Health Coverage
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

More than a dozen state attorneys general just sued the Department of Labor over a new rule that makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to form “association health plans.” AHPs enable these firms and sole proprietors to band together to negotiate with insurers for better deals for health coverage. The attorneys general claim the rule violates consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act. But the opposite is true - the rule will work to the great benefit of consumers. Since Obamacare’s many rules took full effect in 2014, the cost of insurance for small firms and self-employed people has skyrocketed. AHPs will grant them access to the affordable, high-quality health plans they want and deserve. [more...]


Socializing the Democrat Party

With their secret Internal polls apparently showing it may be political suicide that 57 percent of its voters now view socialism positively, but only 47 percent view capitalism favorably, the Democratic Party’s bosses are having their media comrades attempt a new party line. “Socialism does not mean government control,” their new propaganda line goes. “When young people favor ‘socialism,’ they merely mean the restoration of liberalism with a bit more welfare for the poor and a bit more social justice for the downtrodden. It’s nothing to be afraid of.” This attempt to sanitize the Democrats’ rapid shift and candidate scramble towards socialism is nonsense. [more...]