2. James Hirsen: Adam McKay's Oscar-Seeking 'Vice'
3. Lowell Ponte: The Way to Fund the Border Wall
4. Daniel Greenfield: Is Taxpayer Money Going to a Terror Refugee Resettlement Charity?
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Trouble Ahead for Johnson & Johnson
2018 Leftist Ideas Most Worth of Mockery and DerisionBy Karen Kataline
It’s time once again for those year-end lists when people rate everything from sports to literature. When it comes to politics and the bizarre notions from today’s Left, there is an embarrassment of riches from which to choose. Since Democrats had no federal legislative power in 2018, it was a banner year for advancing liberal language and cultural concepts. Whenever Democrats work to change our language today, it’s only the first step in their mission to change our policies tomorrow. Now that they are set to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, look for them to roll out those policies one after another. [more...]
Adam McKay's Oscar-Seeking 'Vice'By James Hirsen
Filmmaker Adam McKay is a comedian, whose stand-up helped him lock in a gig as head writer for “Saturday Night Live” for two seasons. Like so many modern-day stars who have parlayed their success into full-fledged liberal activism in exchange for the secret promise of more accolades and awards, McKay’s latest outing, titled “Vice,” is a biopic of the hateful and distorted kind. In the film, he re-writes the historical annals of Dick Cheney, who served as Secretary of Defense (1989 to 1993) during the presidency of the late President George H.W. Bush, and who went on to serve as Vice President of the United States (2001 to 2009) in the administration of former President George W. Bush. [more...]
The Way to Fund the Border WallBy Lowell Ponte
Democrats have chosen to defund the federal government rather than pay a pittance to protect our country. Some kind of solution is desperately needed. The lack of a solid, impenetrable barrier has flooded the United States with an invasion of up to 22 million illegal immigrants. If neither Mexico nor the Democratic Party will agree to pay for the border wall, President Trump does have other ways and means of doing so, as I argued a year ago. 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, we could impose a “border adjustment tax.” [more...]
Is Taxpayer Money Going to a Terror Refugee Resettlement Charity?By Daniel Greenfield
$704,662. That's how much taxpayer money may have gone to an Islamic charity allegedly linked to terror supporters. And the charity, Islamic Relief USA is also involved in helping resettle “refugees." That number comes from an important report by the Middle East Forum, a key counterterrorism think tank, and it involves a federal investigation into Islamic Relief USA, the Muslim charity in question, triggered by Ryan Mauro, the Director of the Clarion Intelligence Network, and a Shillman Fellow, and the Obama administration’s stand down order on the investigation. [more...]
Trouble Ahead for Johnson & JohnsonBy Michelle Seiler-Tucker
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is facing an onslaught of lawsuits to add on to their list of financial issues, as small amounts of cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the company’s baby powder from as early as 1971. According to an investigation by Reuters, J&J hid incriminating information and reports from regulators and the public. The report indicates that small amounts of asbestos have been found in some of the company’s talc powder, the substance that makes baby powder powdery. The company allegedly did not openly communicate results and at times purposely covered up findings to both consumers and the Food and Drug Administration. J&J executives, mine managers, doctors, and lawyers from 1971 to the early 2000s were aware that the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos yet failed to report to the public. [more...]