Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Politics

Defiant to the Last, Senator Franken Succumbs to Democrat Party Pressure and Resigns

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, December 8, 2017:  

The level of hypocrisy evident in the resignation speech of Senator Al Franken (D–MN) simply staggers the mind: he claims he has been a champion of women while having abused them for years:

I am proud that during my time in the Senate I have used my power to be a champion of women and that I have earned a reputation as someone that [sic] respects the women I work alongside every day.

In his heart, he knows he’s a good guy and that all that has been written about him and his sexual predations over the years is false and misleading, and, in the grand scheme of things, won’t matter:

I know there has been a very different picture of me painted in the last few weeks, but I know who I am.

That’s been Franken’s problem for years, but it’s just been in the last few weeks that fellow Democrats finally had their fill of him and his predations, and moved Heaven and earth to get him out of the Senate before he took down the entire Democrat Party with him.

Franken’s demise began with a joke that turned sour:

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Avalanche of Calls to Resign Buries Senator Al Franken

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, December 7, 2017:

Senator Al Franken’s demise began with a joke that turned sour, in a photograph that went viral: He appears to be touching the breasts of a woman who is wearing body armor, while she slept. The woman, Leeann Tweeden, a radio host and former model, also came out and said that Franken wrote a skit for a USO show they were in during 2006 for American troops wherein he would kiss her, and he tried to force her to kiss him in rehearsals. Franken said he was just trying to make a joke (he was a comedian before winning a contested election for the Senate in Minnesota in 2008). It was a joke that went bad and has cost Franken his Senate seat. On Thursday morning, at noon Washington time, Franken ended his senatorial career, saying, “Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate.”

Within two weeks of the bombshell photograph going viral, another woman stepped forward with credible charges of

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John Conyers “Retires” From Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

Michigan’s Democrat Representative John Conyers “retired” from office on Tuesday after serving 53 years, the longest run of any current member of the House of Representatives. Since 1965, the now 88-year-old radical has been working hand-in-glove with various revolutionary groups in a continuing effort to turn the American Republic into a communist dictatorship. His long associations and ties with radical left-liberal groups such as the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus (he was one of the original founders) and his efforts to overturn the life sentence imposed on a former Black Panther for killing a policeman in cold blood, resulting in his earning a rating of between 90 and 100 percent from Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), never fazed his loyal followers in Detroit. He predictably decimated anyone who dared threaten his dynasty in the voting booth, often getting 70 to 80 percent of the vote every two years since 1966.

What it took was

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Judge Roy Moore Proves Adage: Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, December 6, 2017:

William Cullen Bryant was only partly right. Truth crushed to earth shall rise again, but only with outside help. In the Alabama special election to take place on Tuesday to determine who will take Jeff Sessions’ senate seat, Judge Roy Moore is getting a lot of outside help. But that help is coming from unexpected places.

For a brief moment it looked like falsehood had

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Roy Moore Overcoming Manmade Obstacles on His Way to Victory Tuesday

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, December 5, 2017:

George Soros, billionaire

George Soros, billionaire and leftist

The latest poll, this one from CBS (hardly a source likely to cast Alabama Judge Roy Moore in a favorable light), shows Moore pulling away from Democrat Doug Jones with just a week to go in the special election showdown. Not only did the CBS poll now show Moore leading Jones 49 to 43, but it also found that most Alabama Republicans don’t believe the charges of sexual impropriety levied against Moore. Furthermore, CBS reported that they overwhelmingly thought Democrats and the mainstream media were to blame for the allegations.

In other words, Moore seems to have weathered the media-generated storm of accusations, allegations, innuendoes, and attacks, and is headed toward victory next Tuesday.

RealClearPolitics keeps score by

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Kate Steinle’s Killer Acquitted, Sparking Shock, Outrage

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 1, 2017: 

Immediately following the announcement late Wednesday that Kate Steinle’s killer, an illegal immigrant going by the name of Garcia Zarate (he had many aliases), was only going to be charged with felony possession of a handgun and not first-degree murder or even manslaughter, social media lit up. Cyrus Firth twittered: “Let’s get this straight … in San Francisco, can you: – come here illegally? YES; – Unlawfully obtain a gun? YES; – Kill an innocent girl? YES; – be found “not guilty” for all? YES. THIS IS WHAT A SANCTUARY CITY LOOKS LIKE.”

Others were more temperate.

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Latest Polls Show Roy Moore Regaining Lead in Senate Race

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 

Poll results released on Monday and Tuesday show that Roy Moore has regained the lead over Doug Jones in the battle for the Alabama Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions. Emerson Polling reported that Moore now leads Jones 53-47 while JMC Analytics showed that Moore has recovered from being four points down against Jones earlier in the month to five points ahead as of Monday. That’s a massive nine-point swing in favor of Moore, according to JMC.

Change Research showed a similarly impressive rebound for Moore: Two weeks ago, Jones led Moore by three points but now lags Moore 49-44, a swing of eight points.

What’s behind the startling reversal?

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Mulvaney Takes Over at CFPB; Disappointed Obama Holdover Files Suit

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017: 

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Mick Mulvaney.

Early Monday morning Mick Mulvaney showed up for work at the office of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), located inside the Federal Reserve at the Eccles Building in Washington, with a briefcase in one hand and a box of donuts in the other. On the same morning, the last-minute appointee of the departing director, Leandra English, showed up at her desk. Those expecting fireworks, as the two were essentially vying for control of the rogue agency, were disappointed.

English fired off an e-mail to the agency’s 1,623 employees saying that

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Trump Roils the Left by Referring to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

While honoring Native Americans who were “code-talkers” during World War II, President Donald Trump on Monday once again succumbed to the temptation to use the moment to call out Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren by her “nickname” Pocahontas: “You were here long before any of us were, although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”

The silence was deafening, but not the outrage expressed during a press conference that took place shortly afterward.

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Conyers Steps Down as Head Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee Over Sex Allegations

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 27, 2017:

As allegations over his sexual misconduct continue to mount, Michigan Democrat John Conyers  announced on Sunday that he would step down from the House Judiciary Committee, where he has served as the leading Democrat for 10 years. He said nothing about leaving Congress over the allegations or the pending House Ethics Committee investigation into various other allegations of impropriety, as well. Instead he denied all the allegations:

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Is the American Taxpayer Funding the NFL “Anthem Protests?” And if So, Why?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 24, 2017:

The short answer is “yes.” The other question remains open.

Here’s how the scam works. The owner of a football team seeking rents (economist’s term for taxpayer subsidies) says: “Pay for our new stadium because it will create economic growth and jobs. That will generate greater tax revenue, which will assure that the community comes out ahead in the end. Besides, it will be a ‘feather in the cap’ for your city to have us locate our team there.”

The cost of that “feather” turns out to be enormous, and often continues long after the team leaves for greener pastures elsewhere.

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Liberal Efforts to Sink Roy Moore’s Campaign are Likely to Elect him Instead

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 22, 2017:

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Harvey Weinstein

The mainstream media was frantic: the Harvey Weinstein revelations just wouldn’t go away. And then, just coincidentally, the Washington Post came up with charges of sexual predation by Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore. Two problems were immediately solved: 1) no more ink for Harvey; 2) remove Moore from any chance of replacing Jeff Sessions as Alabama’s junior Senator in the December 12 special election. It was a two-fer!

The polls showed the dramatic change in Moore’s fortunes:

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Democrat Sexual Predators Could Give Victory to Judge Roy Moore

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 21, 2017:

In an “unscientific” poll conducted by the Trussville (Alabama) Tribune on Monday, Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore is leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones by 58 percent to 35 percent. The Tribune quizzed 2,741 readers in Trussville and surrounding towns in the suburbs of Birmingham (total population: 70,000) 80 percent of whom told the Tribune that they were not buying into the media depiction of Moore as a sexual predator.

Evangelical Christians in Alabama aren’t either.

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Just Because Menendez got off Doesn’t mean he’s Innocent

This article was publisehd by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 17, 2017: 

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New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez

Carl Mayer has been writing about political corruption in New Jersey for decades. As one reviewer of his book Shakedown: The Fleecing of the Garden State noted:

Nobody is better qualified to report on the sordid history of 1990s New Jersey politics than Carl is. He worked tirelessly to expose the casual, endemic corruption of the New Jersey political machinery from both parties. Throughout the entire period, a parade of corrupt officials checked into prison, but only when their greed so far exceeded normal human boundaries that the prosecutors could no longer turn a blind eye.

When Mayer learned that the Department of Justice had charged New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and his good friend Salomon Melgen with more than a dozen counts of political corruption, he said he wasn’t surprised: “Menendez [has] excelled in the dark parts of New Jersey politics” for years.

The scandal came to light back in 2015,

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Hung Jury for New Jersey Democrat Senator Menendez in Corruption Trial

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, November 16, 2017:

Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Robert Menendez, Democrat U.S. Senator from New Jersey

After eight weeks of listening to more than 50 witnesses in the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez (D) and his friend, Florida eye surgeon Salomon Melgen, the jury couldn’t reach a verdict. This forced the judge in the trial — who has been involved in it since 2015 when the Justice Department first brought charges — to declare a mistrial: “I find that you [the jury] are unable to reach a verdict and that further deliberations would be futile and that there is no alternative but to declare a mistrial.”

When the prosecution asked Judge William Walls to have the jury consider each of the dozen charges separately (called a partial-verdict instruction), Walls declined, holding that

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Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resigns, Giving Trump Chance to Abolish It

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 15, 2017: 

English: Richard Cordray, Attorney General of Ohio

Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray, the rogue head of the unaccountable Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced on Wednesday that, effective at the end of the month, he would be leaving his post. His term doesn’t run out until July of 2018, but he’s leaving early with no reason being offered. In an internal e-mail he told his 1,623 employees, “I have told the senior leadership … that I expect to step down from my position here before the end of the month.”

The CFPB was created in July 2011 as part of the Dodd-Frank bill that was hastily passed following the real estate crisis of 2007-2008 that led to the Great Recession. It is physically located inside

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Venezuela in Default; Can the U.S. Be Far Behind?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 15, 2017:

Português: Brasília - O chanceler da Venezuela...

Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro

Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela owes the world an estimated $140 billion. It’s greatly diminished economy, thanks to his socialist policies, generates barely $400 billion in output. That puts its debt-to-GDP ratio at 35 percent.

The United States government, if government agencies are to be believed,

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McConnell, Democrats Stalling Trump’s Conservative Judicial Nominees

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 13, 2017: 

English: Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell

Not only have fewer than half of President Trump’s judicial nominees been confirmed by the Senate (the lowest number in the last four administrations), but cloture has been invoked an astonishing 51 times even to get those to the Senate floor for a vote. There were no cloture votes under Bush I and just six during the Clinton administration. Under Obama there were five over eight years.

Cloture was required because Senate Democrats were determined to stall the Republican efforts to fill vacancies with “original-intent” nominees: those who believe their job is to determine what the writers of the Constitution meant when it was being written. This differs from the view that the Constitution’s wording can be twisted to mean whatever a judge thinks it means, or ought to mean.

Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society and informal advisor to Trump, told CBN News that Trump’s opportunity to shape the law for the next several generations is huge:

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Mitch McConnell Deliberately Stalling Trump’s Judicial Confirmations

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 13, 2017:

It took a while, but, after six months, 133 conservative leaders saw what Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was up to, and they didn’t like it. He was joining with the Democrats, especially the odious liberal Democrat Senator from New York who is the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, to keep the Trump revolution from happening. When the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to take the place of deceased Justice Antonin Scalia in April, McConnell and Schumer realized what Trump was up to: he intended to transform American judiciary to “originalists” and it looked like he certainly had the opportunity. After all there were more than a hundred vacancies and many more elder judges getting close to retirement.

It was a fantastic opportunity. Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society and informal advisor to Trump, told CBN News that Trump’s opportunity to shape the law for the next several generations is huge:

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American Legion, VFW Decide to Play Nice With Goodell; Don’t Support Boycott of NFL

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 10, 2017:

Missile outside VFW Post 10208, in Salt Spring...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with top people from the nation’s two largest veterans’ groups last week in order to quell a potential riot and avoid further embarrassment to the league. It proved to be successful, as Goodell got everything he wanted, giving up little in return: Neither the American Legion (AL) nor the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is backing the boycott of the NFL. They are leaving that decision up to their individual members.

Denise Rohan, the national coordinator for the Legion, fired a warning shot across the NFL’s bow on September 25. She

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.