Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What is the Potential Significance of the FISA Memo?

Apparently, the evidence gathered by the House Intelligence Committee and contained in the FISA Memo indicates there were activities related to FISA done by the FBI to influence the 2016 presidential election. In addition, it appears that the Trump campaign might have illegally been under surveillance and that a large number of Americans were “unmasked” as part of FISA warrant(s).

Plus, the FISA warrant(s) might have been issued based on the Trump Dossier, an apparent campaign smear document paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC for about $9 million. Money went to Perkins Coie (a law firm), then to Fusion GPS (an opposition research firm), then Christopher Steele (a former MI-6 Russian spy). Also, the Associate Deputy Attorney General, Bruce Ohr, did not report his meetings with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele. Note that Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS on the Trump Dossier. [more...]

Monday, January 29, 2018

1-30-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo in USA Today: Trade Predators Destroy U.S. Jobs
2. Lowell Ponte: Funding the Great Border Wall
3. James Hirsen: Oscars with an Agenda
4. John LeBoutillier: Prepping the Battlefield
5. Daniel Greenfield: Democrats Stand Up to Moderate Muslim Extremism

Stumo in USA Today: Trade Predators Destroy U.S. Jobs

For too long, America has been led by a naive embrace of free trade that overlooks the predatory behavior of our trade competitors. Widespread trade cheating and poorly designed trade deals have led to persistent U.S. trade deficits causing job losses, manufacturing decline and income stagnation. Many nations push their currency values lower, and the dollar higher, to gain a price advantage in global market at our expense. Their governments subsidize manufacturing in order to “dump” product in the U.S. market at below cost. These predatory practices violate world trade law and destroy American industries. Thankfully, President Trump appears willing to confront such abuses by punishing trade violators and renegotiating job-killing trade agreements. [more...]

Funding the Great Border Wall

The Senate’s Democratic leader Charles Schumer offered President Trump far less than one-tenth the money needed for “the wall,” then quickly withdrew his meager offer after illegal immigrant “dreamer” radical protestors attacked him and stormed his home. They demanded that his party grant them immediate, unconditional citizenship and cease all bargaining with the President. Senator Schumer quickly took the side of self-righteous illegals against law-abiding, tax-paying U.S. citizens. The Democrats ceased to be an American political party when they became globalist and embraced their President Obama’s new allegiance as a “citizen of the world.” If neither the country of Mexico nor the Democrat Party will agree to pay for the border wall, President Trump does have other ways and means of doing so. He and the Republican Party, for example, could impose a 20 percent tax or tariff on imports, which would be paid in part by Americans in higher prices, to have “Mexico pay for the wall.” Better yet, we could impose a “border adjustment tax.” [more...]

Oscars with an Agenda

Over time the entertainment industry and its accompanying awards shows seem to have grown ever more political, and the 90th Academy Awards ceremony looks as if it will prove to be consistent with the left-leaning trend. The Oscars event is ostensibly designed to provide recognition to the highest achievement of motion picture artistry and has conventionally been viewed as the pinnacle of award shows. This year, however, Hollywood has a number of attendant things on its collective mind, including having to atone for a host of industry wide offenses. [more...]

Prepping the Battlefield

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we examine the escalating pressure on both sides of the Trump-Russia Investigation. Will President Trump actually accede to an “under oath” interview with the Mueller Team - or will he back out, or plead the 5th? Will the hard right in the GOP disregard Mueller’s findings and instead claim it’s all part of a Deep State, anti-Trump, “rigged” investigation? How does this “Russia thing” - as Trump called it - finally conclude? [more...]

Democrats Stand Up to Moderate Muslim Extremism

Rep. Melissa Hortman, the Democrat leader of the Minnesota House, took a stand against Islamic extremism when she sent a letter demanding that Republicans cancel a visit by Muslim activist Raheel Raza because of her ties to “extremist” groups. Were the Democrats suddenly reevaluating their relationships to Islamic hate groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood such as CAIR and ISNA? Raheel Raza, the president of Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award. She’s a diversity consultant and interfaith activist who taught a series on “Women in Islam” at Ryerson University. The “extremist” groups are the Clarion Fund and Act for America which monitor Islamic militancy. [more...]

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1-25-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Kerry Lutz: The Future Belongs to the Blockchain
2. Daniel Greenfield: The Obama Government’s Secret Societies
3. Michell Seiler-Tucker: The Shutdown is Over... for Now
4. Michael Stumo: Washer/Solar Safeguard Tariff Cases
5. Bruce Thornton: Snowflake Feminism
6. Joel Gilbert: Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier or Did a Russian Associate?

The Future Belongs to the Blockchain

We just attended the North American Bitcoin conference in beautiful Miami Florida. Over 4,000 people attended. There were more millennial billionaires in one place then we’ll ever see again in my life. 30 plus companies/block chain purveyors presented at a cost of $20,000 per 15 minutes. Our good friend Jeff Berwick was present preaching his anarcho-capitalist way of life, and was very well received. Everyone presenter had a similar story to tell/sell. The block chain is revolutionizing commerce, law, banking, investing and any other sector of the life that you can think of. [more...]

The Obama Government’s Secret Societies

A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington, D.C. government lifers. At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI and the DOJ, there was a nameless “secret society.” Its details are being derived from text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a disgraced member of Mueller’s team, and his mistress, Lisa Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Previous Strzok texts had spoken of taking out “insurance” against a Trump win. This was all the more significant since Strzok had investigated Hillary and interviewed Flynn. He was a crucial figure in both the investigations of Hillary Clinton and President Trump. [more...]

The Shutdown is Over... for Now

A short-term resolution was made ending the 3-day government shutdown. The vote held on Monday was a short compromise as members from both sides urged their party leaders to find a resolution and get federal employees back to work. However, the vote came late in the work day, after hundreds of thousand federal workers were put on furlough. The resolution was passed with a 266-159 vote in the house and 81-18 in the senate, but with some contingencies. The Democrats agreed to stop the shutdown if the republicans agree to hold a vote for a legislative fix to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). But the resolution is on a running clock. [more...]

Washer/Solar Safeguard Tariff Cases

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to impose safeguard tariffs on imports of solar panels and clothes washers. America invented solar cell technology. But China stole that technology and has massively subsidized solar production for the purpose of dominating the global solar industry. The president’s decision to impose safeguard tariffs is a key first step in correcting the market and giving America’s solar panel manufacturers a chance to get on solid footing.” [more...]

Snowflake Feminism

The anonymous attack on comedian Aziz Ansari, essentially for being a lousy date and inconsiderate sex partner, has led some to think that the spate of attacks on men for sexual harassment and assault might be slowing down. Although the account by “Grace,” the pseudonymous accuser, has been defended by many, others who have supported the outing of sexual assaulters have drawn the line at lumping bad dates in with more serious sexual malfeasance. Still others hope that the absurdity of Grace’s charges will force a rollback of the ever-escalating demonization of men guilty of nothing more than failing to fulfill a woman’s subjective expectations even when not made explicit. [more...]

Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier or Did a Russian Associate?
Directed by Joel Gilbert

Among the few givens in the unfolding drama of alleged Russia-Trump collusion is that former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele wrote the Donald Trump-Russia dossier, alternately known as the "Steele Dossier." This is the notorious document that purports to detail "Republican candidate Donald Trump's activities in Russia and compromising relationship with the Kremlin." The above quote is from the subhead of the document, titled "Company Intelligence Report 2016/080," yet the same subhead hints at a disturbing pattern evident throughout the document: it appears to be written by someone whose native language is something other than English. [more...]

Monday, January 22, 2018

1-23-18 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: Why the Schumer Shutdown?
2. Tudor Dixon: We Must Teach Students the Importance of Free Speech
3. James Hirsen: #HASHTAGWARS
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Is it Time for a Special Counsel to Investigate the FBI?
5. Joel Gilbert: Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier or Did a Russian Associate?

Why the Schumer Shutdown?

We all know why Democrats were eager to use a government shutdown to force a path to citizenship for Latino aliens called “Dreamers.” Now up to 36 years of age and numbering up to 3.6 million, these potential voters are inclined to vote two-to-one in favor of Democrats who have thus far refused to negotiate whether Dreamers, if made legal immigrants, can sponsor their parents and other relatives as legal residents and, soon thereafter, voting U.S. citizens... moving them ahead of other applicants. [more...]

We Must Teach Students the Importance of Free Speech
By Tudor Dixon, CEO of Lumen Student News providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students

Every week we hear more calls to silence speakers, essentially moving to kill one of the freedoms our founding fathers fought to secure. Americans need to understand that undermining the First Amendment is a slippery slope. Too often, university administrators are caving to - or creating - a “heckler’s veto” - a tactic by opponents of free speech to drown out the voices of others who have differing opinions. Watch our video here. [more...]


President Trump is the first occupant of the Oval Office to truly understand and fully embrace the digital universe in which we all find ourselves immersed. It comes, then, as no surprise that his enemies continue to try to discourage the president from fully participating in social media activity. The digital debate continues to escalate as does the virtual war. Most notably, a recent four-page memorandum that has been circulating in Congress, which reportedly reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses, has been depicted in the following manner by legislators who have had the opportunity to preview its contents: “shocking,” “troubling,” and “alarming.” [more...]

Is it Time for a Special Counsel to Investigate the FBI?

Text messages between two FBI employees (who were also romantically involved) - Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - during the 2016 presidential election, were revealed Monday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There were 50,000 text messages between the two FBI employees. Plus, apparently another batch of messages were missing during a 5-month period from December 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017. These text messages, rather than clearing up issues, raise additional issues about the potential involvement of the FBI and the Obama administration in reacting to the election of Trump. What new issues do these FBI text messages raise? [more...]

Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier or Did a Russian Associate?
Directed by Joel Gilbert

Among the few givens in the unfolding drama of alleged Russia-Trump collusion is that former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele wrote the Donald Trump-Russia dossier, alternately known as the "Steele Dossier." This is the notorious document that purports to detail "Republican candidate Donald Trump's activities in Russia and compromising relationship with the Kremlin." The above quote is from the subhead of the document, titled "Company Intelligence Report 2016/080," yet the same subhead hints at a disturbing pattern evident throughout the document: it appears to be written by someone whose native language is something other than English. [more...]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1-18-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo: Reagan Balanced Trade... Trump Can, Too
2. Stephen Thayer: The Trump Effect on Violent Crime
3. Daniel Greenfield: How Hollywood Killed #METOO
4. Bruce Thornton: The Movie that Made Moral Idiocy Chic

Reagan Balanced Trade... Trump Can, Too

President Trump’s “America first” trade strategy will likely gain momentum as 2018 gets underway. The promised “renegotiation” of NAFTA is in full swing; and America’s solar panel, steel, and aluminum manufacturers are eagerly awaiting decisions in trade cases involving heavily subsidized imports from China. Many domestic manufacturers are reporting increased sales because President Trump’s trade rhetoric has caused multinationals to look harder for American sourcing. The administration is clearly serious. Already this year, promised efforts to revisit the 2012 U.S.-South Korea trade agreement have begun. This is important since America’s trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled from $13 billion in 2011 to $27 billion in 2016. [more...]

The Trump Effect on Violent Crime

According to FBI statistics, the nationwide, decades-long decline in violent crime, to include homicide, reversed itself and increased since 2014. Will President Trump’s vocal support of law enforcement help reverse the trend and be reflected in 2017 crime statistics? There is no doubt that Presidents Obama and Trump have differing views of law enforcement. Obama and the liberals took the political position of demonizing law enforcement and treating offenders as victims in order to motivate his African American base. The cost of that position was a high one, if linked to increases in violent crime and homicide or the increasing ambush and deadly attacks on police in 2016-2017. Trump, on the other hand, has taken every opportunity to praise the brave men and women of law enforcement. He did so as a candidate and continues to do so as President. He dismisses the notion of all law enforcement officers as racists and insists on personal accountability for those accused of breaking the law. [more...]

How Hollywood Killed #METOO

When Time picks an abstract concept as its ‘Thing of the Year,’ it’s the kiss of death. So, #MeToo was headed for trouble as soon as it became Time’s ‘Thing of the Year.’ The best way to fight one hashtag was with another hashtag; #TimesUp replaced #MeToo. But where #MeToo was a raw personal accusation, #TimesUp was an impersonal leftist slogan of political urgency. In true Hollywood style, the solution is sending a lot of money to an established lefty group to tackle the problem: the National Women’s Law Center. It’s the same old Harvey Weinstein solution. Throw money at a trendy lefty cause and keep on inviting actresses up to your hotel room. Play the noble celebrity hero saving poor people in flyover country by writing big checks to big lefty insiders in major cities. [more...]

The Movie that Made Moral Idiocy Chic

Fifty years ago, the movie that changed the movies premiered. Anybody old enough to remember films before “Bonnie and Clyde” can testify to the jolting power of Arthur Penn’s kinetic blend of bluegrass slapstick, Depression-era nostalgia and gruesome, stylized violence. But something else was revealed then, something that I, just 14 at the time, was too callow and ignorant to notice behind the movie’s aesthetic sheen - the moral idiocy that has since come to define so much of contemporary American popular culture. “Bonnie and Clyde” staked a claim to a moral seriousness that supposedly validated the stylistic innovations and elevated the film beyond mere flashy entertainment. [more...]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1-16-18 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Tudor Dixon: Millennials Prefer a Socialist, Communist or Fascist Nation
2. James Hirsen: Franco a Fiasco for the Oscars?
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Trump’s One Year Check-up
4. Lowell Ponte: Why Does North Korea Have Nukes?
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: 43,000 to Lose Their Jobs as Construction Firm Collapses
6. John LeBoutillier: Stormy Weather

Millennials Prefer a Socialist, Communist or Fascist Nation
By Tudor Dixon, CEO of Lumen Student News providing unbiased news to America’s middle and high school students

A recent poll by YouGov finds 58% of millennials would prefer to live in “a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one,” the Washington Times reports, with a staggering 44% preferring socialism. “This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago,” Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said in a statement. Only two years ago, the same group found 36% of millennials have a positive opinion of socialism - so the trend is troubling, to say the least. [more...]

Franco a Fiasco for the Oscars?

It is expected that the Oscars telecast will follow the lead of the other awards shows and make Hollywood’s sex scandals a frazzled thread woven throughout the proceedings. Of concern for the Academy, though, is something involving actor James Franco. The Hollywood star has been viewed as an actual contender, not only for a nomination for an Academy Award for his work in “The Disaster Artist,” but also as a top tier candidate for a Best Actor trophy at the Oscar telecast. Critics are raving about Franco’s portrayal of the real-life director of “The Room,” which is said by critics and fans to be the worst film ever made. The particular predicament for the Academy, at this extraordinary time in Hollywood history, are some allegations that have been raised against Franco concerning sexually inappropriate behavior. Five women have accused him of inappropriate or sexually exploitative conduct, according to an investigation by The Los Angeles Times. [more...]

Trump’s One Year Check-up

It’s just about one year since president-elect Trump was inaugurated president. It’s been a contentious first year in office and the question is: “Who’s ahead in the on-going battle to run America and steer the ship of State?” Is it President Trump, the old mainstream media that is fighting to influence Americans, or is the out-of-control Democratic Party that offers only resistance and vitriolic rhetoric against this populist president? Let’s examine the economy, foreign policy, the old mainstream media and the Dems... [more...]

Why Does North Korea Have Nukes?

The reason lunatic North Korea has nukes is Jimmy Carter, who, when acting as emissary from President Bill Clinton, promised that the United States would not halt Communist North Korea’s nuclear program – and would, instead, provide its dictatorial dynasty with billions of dollars in aid. If nuclear missile attacks become real – God forbid! – remember that former Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama are to blame. And when you see Mika Brzezinski attacking President Trump on MSNBC, remember that her father was President Carter’s National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who proposed that our Persian Gulf fleet shoot down Israeli warplanes if they tried to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. [more...]

43,000 to Lose Their Jobs as Construction Firm Collapses

A major construction firm with multiple contracts across the globe has collapsed. Carillion, which employs 43,000 people worldwide reported it has no other choice than to close. Carillion has roughly 19,000 employees in the UK and 10,000 in Canada. Three quarters of its revenue comes from the UK where it holds major building contracts with the government. Back in late 2007, shares of Carillion were worth $6.30, but last week that dropped to about $0.17. [more...]

Stormy Weather

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we examine the state of Donald Trump since Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury was published. What has this book done to Trump? Has it deflated him? Is he suddenly vulnerable? What about Steve Bannon? Is he now out to pay back Trump for engineering his removal from Breitbart? Has Rupert Murdoch begun to turn on Trump in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post? What about Fox News - will Murdoch move it away from supporting Trump? Is this, as Michael Wolff says, "The end of this presidency?"  [more...]

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1-11-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Bruce Thornton: A Lot of Blood on a Lot of Hands Created the Iran Threat
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Apple Under Investigation
3. Daniel Greenfield: How Hillary’s FBI Allies Undermined Trump Before the Election
4. Jeff Ferry: Poll Shows Growing Public Opposition to NAFTA
5. John LeBoutillier: Wolff at the Door

A Lot of Blood on a Lot of Hands Created the Iran Threat

The mullocracy in Iran is bragging that it has crushed the demonstrations against the regime that broke out on December 28. Regime change from within still remains a forlorn hope, as the theocratic police state has employed its usual brutal violence and intimidation to deny the protestors any momentum. Burning identification cards and electrical bills seem the last recourse for those brave Iranians abandoned by the so-called “global community” that averts its gaze from the destruction of human rights it pretends to worship. [more...]

Apple Under Investigation

Late last year, Apple issued an apology for deliberately slowing down old iPhone models through software updates. Many of its customers had suspected this for years, and now legal action has been taken against Apple for its actions. Apple apologized, but said that it slowed down the phones to prolong the life of older phone models with failing batteries. But now, Apple is under investigation in France. It is the third country to investigate Apple following Israel and the U.S., but it is the only country where the alleged offense is a crime.  If found guilty, Apple may have to pay a penalty of up to 5% of their annual turnover, which is huge for a multi-billion-dollar company, and some of its executives may even face jail time. [more...]

How Hillary’s FBI Allies Undermined Trump Before the Election

Peter Strzok wanted some insurance. The senior FBI figure, who had participated in the Hillary e-mail investigation, interviewed Flynn and had been part of Team Mueller, wasn't looking to State Farm for his insurance needs. Chatting with his mistress, an FBI lawyer who worked for Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Strzok worried that Trump might win. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office - that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected - but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” he wrote. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” [more...]

Poll Shows Growing Public Opposition to NAFTA

An independent public opinion poll published late last year shows growing public awareness of U.S. job loss due to imports, as well as growing public support of the view that NAFTA has been bad for the U.S. The poll was carried out by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, surveying 2,745 Americans. The report is entitled: Globalization and Trade, A Study of American Attitudes. The researchers conducting the poll compared the results to similar polls in 2016 and in 1999. The results show a clear trend of greater awareness of the negative consequences of unfettered free trade. [more...]

Wolff at the Door

On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... we examine how the Trump White House has been rocked by the revelations in Michael Wolff's new book, FIRE AND FURY - the disdain his senior staffers have for him; the private doubts they have about his competence; the vicious backbiting and competition among the various factions surrounding him. How does this impact the GOP, the conservative movement and the Mueller Investigation? [more...]

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

1-9-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Stephen Thayer: Attorney General Sessions Attacks Violent Crime
2. James Hirsen: Trump’s Twitter Account is Keeping Us Safe
3. Lowell Ponte: Expert Predictions for 2018 - Pt. III
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Can Oprah Win the 2020 Presidential Election?
5. Jeff Ferry: How to Make China Pay for U.S. Solar Industry Expansion
6. Michael Stumo: NAFTA Withdrawal Likely to Boost Stock Market

Attorney General Sessions Attacks Violent Crime

While campaigning last year, then candidate Trump, often referred to the growing opioid epidemic and the need to combat violent criminals and organizations. On February 9, 2017, within weeks of being sworn in to office, he signed an Executive Order establishing a task force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. In furtherance of the presidential order, Attorney General Sessions established the national Public Safety Partnership (PSP) in June 2017. PSP provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially that related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. The timing of the initiative couldn’t be better. [more...]

Trump’s Twitter Account is Keeping Us Safe

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, concisely highlighted the usefulness of the president’s Twitter account by explaining the diplomatic value of the “nuclear button” tweet. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” when asked whether the president’s tweet was a good idea, Haley responded, “I think that [Trump] always has to keep Kim on his toes. It’s very important that we don’t ever let him get so arrogant that he doesn’t realize the reality of what would happen if he started a nuclear war.” Haley said North Korea should clearly understand that the United States means business when it comes to Kim. [more...]

Expert Predictions for 2018 - Pt. III

Days ago, as the northeast was battered by some of the coldest weather in a century, global warming huckster Al Gore claimed that the chill was a sign that Earth is getting warmer, not colder. Gore is being deceptive. Global warmists say that snow happens when warmth evaporates water into the air, where it freezes into snow. The weather bomb remembered as the March Blizzard of 1888 buried New York City in snowdrifts 30 feet deep. But January 2018’s record cold caused relatively little snow. It was mostly just Arctic cold that could cause frostbite in minutes, or even death. [more...] [Read Part I here...] [Read Part II here...]

Can Oprah Win the 2020 Presidential Election?

Given the long-range trends and short-range trends in play that favor conservative candidates, it is unlikely that Oprah Winfrey might get elected president. Because of her popularity, her voter intensity would probably be much higher that Hillary Clinton; but her political stands would make it difficult for her to win. Given the divided and fragmented Democratic Party, it is possible that she could win the nomination.  She might also secure a nomination from a third party as well. But, it’s highly improbable that she will be elected president in 2020. [more...]

How to Make China Pay for U.S. Solar Industry Expansion

Later this month, President Trump faces one of the biggest trade decisions of his presidency. By Jan. 26th, the president must decide whether to levy duties on solar cell and module imports, and what level those duties should be. The International Trade Commission (ITC) found in September that the industry has suffered injury from imports from China and elsewhere, and unanimously recommended that duties should be levied. The two complainants, struggling solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld, have each said the recommended duties are not high enough to save the manufacturing industry, while the SEIA (the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry) has loudly protested that duties could have a negative impact on industry growth. [more...]

NAFTA Withdrawal Likely to Boost Stock Market

Withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is likely to boost stock prices, employment and economic growth. Republican Senators told the White House earlier this week that NAFTA withdrawal will harm the stock market. But that claim is based on outdated, incorrect views on trade and investment. America’s economy and wages grew faster before the modern trade agreement era. But our manufacturing members saw substantial growth last year in part because of trade agreement uncertainty and a new focus from business on finding sources of supply within the U.S. The new approach is raising production and employment at U.S. manufacturers. Their biggest problem now has become finding skilled workers to meet new demand. [more...]

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Hollywood Picks ‘Man Show’ Kimmel to Host Post-Weinstein Oscars

It is difficult to decipher what exactly is driving some of Hollywood’s questionable decisions of late. On the heels of the entertainment industry’s choice of Anita Hill as sexual harassment czar, the announcement that former co-host of “The Man Show” and current late-night political pawn Jimmy Kimmel will once again take the Oscar stage as host of the show.

This will be Kimmel’s second consecutive year as emcee, despite the fact that the results of his last go-round were anything but stellar. The telecast scored low ratings, and there was the infamous gaffe in which “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner for Best Picture, when in fact “Moonlight” was the movie that had taken the top spot.

It could be that Kimmel’s recent hyper-political correctness caught the attention of the Academy, particularly when he jettisoned comedy to do opinion pieces on controversial political topics, including health care and gun control. He purposely used his show to lobby against the effort of the Republican Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, and he received the gratitude of many on the left for helping to thwart the legislation. [more...]

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

1-2-18 Expert Guests for Your Show

1. Lowell Ponte: Expert Predictions for 2018 - Pt. II
2. Kerry Lutz: The Workaholic-in-Chief Wins
3. Daniel Greenfield: FrontPageMag’s Man of the Year: President Trump
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Blue Wave, Red Wave, or Conservative Wave?
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Oil Rises to $60 - Highest in 2.5 Years
6. John LeBoutillier: NPR For Conservatives

Expert Predictions for 2018 - Pt. II

I predict, in the January 2018 issue of Real Money Perspectives, many factors may devastate the American economy in the New Year. Most of Europe’s nations are being dissolved into the new empire of the European Union, in which national borders no longer control immigration or trade. As I explained in Money, Morality & The Machine, this “Superstate,” as founder Jean Monnet envisioned it, was to be created piecemeal, by deception, with Europeans denied a democratic vote on whether to undo their national identity. The EU would be - and now is - run by an elite of unelected progressive Eurocrats. [more...]  [Read Part I here...]

The Workaholic-in-Chief Wins

Last year, my article “Trump the Workaholic-in-Chief” explained how this was all going to work out. While both parties in Congress did their best to obstruct Trump’s cabinet picks and derail his agenda, they were largely unsuccessful. The reason is that they completely failed to understand the value of his workaholism and work ethic. And he managed to get all this accomplished while playing even more golf than Obama. Unlike his predecessor, who would do anything possible to avoid the dreadful Oval Office and putting in a full day’s work, Trump actually uses the golf course as an extension of the workplace. Key lawmakers and those important to getting things done are kept virtually captive for 3-4 hours. During that time, they are subjected to a non-stop charm offensive that helps Trump get his way. [more...]

FrontPageMag’s Man of the Year: President Trump

2017 was the year that the United States of America got up off its knees. It was the year that we stopped following the world and started leading it. It was the year that our booming economy accomplished the impossible. It was the year that we became a great nation again. And one man is responsible for that: President Trump promised to make America great again, and every day, it’s happening. Factory workers and small businesspeople, farmers and ranchers, soldiers and police officers are waking up to a renewed America. Time chose a social justice hashtag as its ‘Thing of the Year.’  We’re choosing the man who turned the country around as our “Man of the Year.” [more...]

Blue Wave, Red Wave, or Conservative Wave?

After some fleeting electoral successes, some Democrats are anticipating a blue wave, not a red wave, or a conservative wave in the 2018 Congressional elections. But, are they wrong? Some Republicans, fearful that Congress has not repealed and replaced Obamacare decisively and has been slow to implement the Trump agenda, worry 2018 might not be a good year for the GOP. Are these fears justified? [more...]

Oil Rises to $60 - Highest in 2.5 Years

Following a pipeline explosion in Libya, crude oil prices have risen to over $60 a barrel. This marks the highest oil has been in 2.5 years. Reports from Libya’s state-run National Oil Corporation stated that the explosion jeopardized output by 100,000 barrels a day. U.S. crude oil rose by 2.5% last week, this was following a spike it had last month when the Keystone pipeline was shut down due to an oil spill. But prices still remain low compared to the $100 per barrel price seen 3 years ago. The past couple of years have been tough for the oil industry, and it has been trying to rebound for some time now. [more...]

NPR For Conservatives

John LeBoutillier, the former GOP congressman from New York with a reputation for being genteel and unflappable, might seem an unlikely figure to chronicle a revolution; yet, that is precisely what the conservative pundit and top Canadian talker and co-host Arlene Bynon, are bent on doing. Together, they are hosts of the hot new show, Revolution_The Podcast. [more...]