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: History

Denials of a Conspiracy Are Proof that One Exists

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, September 6, 2019: 

The success (or failure) of a conspiracy is the degree to which people are persuaded that one doesn’t exist. That’s what upset Adam Posen the most about William Dudley’s exposure of the innermost workings of the Federal Reserve in his op-ed at Bloomberg last week.

Posen scored Dudley for his intemperate and revealing article. He said his column was “horribly mistaken,” adding that “It feeds conspiracy and it was totally irresponsible to talk that way.”

Adam Posen is highly-regarded among his Deep State peers, having received his PhD in political economy and government from Harvard and then serving as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an economist at the Federal Reserve, a fellow at the Brookings Institute, and a voting member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

Much better known, with equally strong ties to the Deep State, is Lawrence Summers.

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Response to Criticism of Article Reveals Concerns of Deep State Over Trump’s Tariff War With China

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 5, 2019: 

When The New American reviewed William Dudley’s Bloomberg article suggesting moves by which the Federal Reserve could hurt President Trump’s reelection chances, Dudley’s tight connections to the Deep State were revealed:

Dudley’s credentials are impeccably Deep State: He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley who worked for Goldman Sachs for more than 20 years, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Committee on the Global Financial System, and serves as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice-chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee.

The review said that Dudley’s opinion piece destroyed “a pervasive myth that has hidden the Federal Reserve’s agenda for decades, and the exposure of the deadly work of Deep State officials to bring the U.S. into a global economic and political system run by them.”

Criticisms of Dudley’s surprising revelations came from many sources, the most telling from members of the Deep State itself. The first was from

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Are Biden’s Lies Catching Up to Him?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, September 2, 2019:

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden is wearing out his welcome, even among his friends. His latest lie — a war story some version of which he has been telling for years — has finally caught up to him. During a campaign stop in New Hampshire last week, Biden relieved himself of the latest version:

This guy climbed down a ravine, carried this guy up on his back under fire. The general wanted me to pin the Silver Star on him. I got up there, and this is the God’s truth, my word as a Biden. He stood at attention. I went to pin it on him. He said, “Sir, I don’t want the damn thing. Do not pin it on me, sir. Please, sir, do not do that. He died! He died!”

But, as the Washington Post reluctantly pointed out, Biden got nearly every detail wrong: “Almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect. Based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders and Biden campaign officials, it appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened.”

What’s worse, when Biden was confronted with this “jumble” and asked to explain himself, he added to the pile: “The central point [of the story] is it was absolutely accurate what I said — the story that he refused the medal because the fella he tried to save, and risked his life saving, died. That’s the beginning, middle and end.”

Biden got it wrong when he told and retold the story of how his first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver. But it was slander: The driver wasn’t drunk, he was never charged with a DUI, and later examiners concluded that she pulled out in front him without warning.

He got it wrong about his so-called scholastic achievements. He plagiarized parts of other people’s speeches without attribution.

What is wrong with the man? Is he losing his mind, as some are charging? Or has he lost all sense of honor? Kevin Williamson, writing for the National Review, doesn’t know: “If Biden here is lying with malice aforethought, then he ought to be considered morally disqualified for the office [of the presidency]. If he is senescent, then he obviously is unable to perform the duties associated with the presidency…. The evidence points more toward moral disability than mental disability.”

Williamson ticked off a few more of Biden’s lies:

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Warren About to Learn that Crowd Size Means Nothing; Credibility Means Everything

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 

Elizabeth Warren has a credibility problem that simply won’t go away. The label Donald Trump tattooed on her public persona back in 2016 has stuck. If she wins the Democrat Party’s nomination for president, he can be counted upon to remind voters of her inability to escape the moniker he so skillfully applied: “Pocahontas.”

As Bill Scher, the liberal counterpart to a conservative foil on his Bloggingheads TV show, wrote in Politico: “If she becomes the Democratic nominee for president, Warren would still face a ‘Pocahontas’ problem, one that threatens the core of her candidacy.”

That core would be credibility, most of which she lost when reports surfaced that she

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Trump’s “Order” Backed by Power Congress Gave Up to the Executive Branch in 1977

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, August 26, 2019: 

Following President Trump’s “order” that U.S. companies doing business in China find “an alternative” place, he received pushback from much of the mainstream media that he once again was overstepping his bounds and turning his administration in a dictatorship.

Here’s what the president tweeted on Friday:

Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them.

 

The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP.

And then he added:

Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.

When the media jumped all over him, claiming he was assuming powers he didn’t have, Trump responded:

For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the law is relative to Presidential powers, China, etc., try looking at the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977. Case closed!

It was the New York Times that took the lead in accusing the president of overreach:

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The New York Times Accuses Trump of an Audacious Assertion of Power in Ordering U.S. Companies to Move Out of China

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, August 26, 2019: 

The New York Times even got its headline wrong: “Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China.” The Times declared that Trump’s tweet storm on Friday “represented the latest audacious assertion of power by a president who has repeatedly crossed lines his predecessors did not. While he took office criticizing President Barack Obama for exceeding his authority, Mr. Trump has gone even further in finding creative ways to take action on his priorities.”

None of this is remotely accurate. The truth of the matter is that the president is restraining his use of powers Congress gave up to the Executive branch decades ago! Rather than “asserting” powers that he doesn’t have, or finding “creative ways” to expand his powers, the president is restraining the use of powers residing in the office of the Presidency when he arrived in January 2017.

Here’s what the president tweeted on Friday:

Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them.

 

The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP.

And then he added:

Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.

When the media jumped all over him, claiming he was assuming powers he didn’t have, Trump responded:

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Biden’s Online Donations Are Fading

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, August 19, 2019: 

As we noted on Friday, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s gaffes are so plentiful and outrageous that “the president has no doubt been collecting them in a special file to be rolled out during presidential debates next year if Biden survives the primaries.” There is increasing concern that his campaign just might not survive that long.

Uber-progressive Eric Levitz, associate editor for New York magazine’s Intelligencer, is one who is now seriously questioning Biden’s candidacy. In his “Note to Biden Backers” Levitz suggests that “A senescent gaffe machine might not be the safest bet” for them in 2020.

For a time, wrote Levitz, backing Biden was the sensible thing to do when compared to his competition. He asked rhetorically,

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Obama Judge Delays Arkansas’ Anti-abortion law, Hastening Supreme Court Review of Roe v. Wade

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 7, 2019:

Within hours of an Obama judge blocking Arkansas’ strict anti-abortion law, a representative of the state’s attorney general announced she would be filing an appeal. This brings the day ever closer when one of many similar laws, and blockages by liberal judges, will be appealed to and reviewed by the Supreme Court. And that, according to many observers, will be the beginning of the end of the abortion holocaust that has haunted America since 1973.

The Arkansas law bans abortion after 18 weeks of pregnancy (with very limited exceptions). It also mandates that physicians performing abortions must be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. This requirement would be the death knell for the only remaining abortion clinic still operating in the state. In addition, it would prohibit an abortion sought solely because the fetus was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Wrote U.S. District Court Judge Kristine Baker, appointed to the position by President Obama in 2012:

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Could this Obscure Survey Be the Tipping Point in the Abortion Debate?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, July 22, 2019: 

Steven Andrew Jacobs, working on his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago last summer, published a survey that answered Associate Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s query about when life begins. Wrote Blackmun in the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade in 1973:

We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, in this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.

Thanks to Ph.D. candidate Jacobs, Blackmun (now deceased) and his majority on the Supreme Court have their answer. According to Jacobs, 95 percent of 5,500 biologists – with specialties in such various fields as anatomy, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, and physiology – believe that “a human’s life begins at fertilization.”

More remarkable is that 89 to 97 percent of them believe it despite describing themselves as “very pro-choice,” “very liberal,” and “strong Democrats.”

What if Blackmun and his majority were given a “mulligan” – a do-over – about abortion?

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Recent Poll Reveals 95 Percent of Biologists Say Human Life Begins at Conception

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, July 22, 2019: 

In writing his majority opinion in Roe v. Wade in 1973, Associate Justice Harry Blackmun complained that neither he nor any of the experts in the field of medicine, philosophy, or theology knew when life began, and so he developed an extra-legal theory — a “right to privacy” — that permitted him and a majority of the Supreme Court to rule that abortion was constitutional. Wrote Blackmun:

We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, in this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.

How would Blackmun (who died in 1999) and his majority supporters rule if they knew then that 95 percent of 5,500 biologists — with specialties ranging from anatomy, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, and physiology — believe that “a human’s life begins at fertilization”?

What if they knew that of those biologists, even those who are “very pro-choice,” “very liberal,” and consider themselves to be “strong Democrats” believe life begins at conception?

That is the result of a study

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New York City Power Outage an Early Warning

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 17, 2019: 

Last Saturday’s power outage in New York City affected fewer than 100,000 people in a city of 8.6 million. It lasted less than six hours. It was headline news for a brief moment, and then everything returned to normal.

For Douglas MacKinnon, however, it was an early warning that few are taking seriously. MacKinnon served in the White House as a writer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and afterwards in a joint command at the Pentagon, where he held a top-secret clearance.

Three weeks before the NYC power outage, MacKinnon wrote an eerily ominous and prescient article for Fox News:

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Trump’s Court Nominees Beginning to Make a Difference

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 

When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, there were more than a hundred judicial court vacancies waiting for him to fill. With Senate confirmation of Daniel Bress to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, thanks to retirements since then, the president has filled 127 vacancies.

And the impact of his “originalist” appointments is now beginning to be felt.

Although most attention has been paid to the confirmation battles over Supreme Court nominees Neal Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, it’s the appeals courts which do the heavy lifting — or as Caleb Parker of Fox News put it, these are the “big leagues” of the judiciary system. That’s because, of the 7,000 cases sent to the Supreme Court for judicial review every year, it accepts only around one percent of them. This leaves the decisions made at the appeals level in place.

The numbers tell part of the story.

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FBI Reports that Firearm Background Checks Continue to Set New Highs

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, July 12, 2019:

When the National Instant Criminal Background Check System – NICS – was inflicted on the American people as part of the Brady Bill passed under President Clinton in 1993, it was sold as a means to reduce gun violence by keeping firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.

But now it turns out that another force – a profound cultural change – has been quietly at work accomplishing what the NICS demonstrably didn’t: the increasing freedom being enjoyed by law-abiding citizens “to keep and bear arms.”

Whenever the FBI updates its monthly report on NICS firearm background checks (BGCs) it notes that the numbers “do not represent the number of firearms sold.” That’s because the BGCs are performed on people attempting to purchase a firearm and not on the number he or she might be buying at that moment in time.

So, a fair question to ask, in light of the record-setting two million background checks every month for the first six months of 2019, is:

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Economy Surprises to the Upside: 224,000 New Jobs in June; 335,000 Re-enter the Workforce

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, July 5, 2019: 

The jobs report from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Friday morning caught Jeffry Bartash, a MarketWatch market observer, by surprise. A month ago Bartash lamented that lower-than-expected job growth in May was “a warning sign for the economy.” Friday’s jobs report changed his tune: “Even though the economy has slowed, the strongest labor market in decades is likely to extend what’s already the longest expansion on record.”

He wasn’t the only one caught by surprise:

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CNN’s Collapse Symptomatic of Entire Mainstream Media’s Problem

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, July 5, 2019:  

CNN‘s breathtaking decline in its audience following the release of the Mueller Report is symptomatic of the problem facing the entire mainstream media: CNN assumed that President Trump was guilty of all manner of offences involving collusion with Russia during his campaign for the presidency in 2016. The network was the head cheerleader of that parade, but following the release of the Mueller Report the entire mainstream media has suffered a mighty, perhaps fatal, blow to its claim of journalistic integrity.

CNN‘s decline in its audience is simply staggering. In April Nielsen reported that its prime time ratings dropped 26 percent from a year earlier, while in its most coveted 25- to 54-year old demographic (which drives advertising revenue) it lost 41 percent of its audience.

The decline extended into the second quarter, with CNN‘s 25-54 demographic suffering a 37 percent decline compared to the second quarter of 2018.

It isn’t just CNN that has lost so much of its audience and credibility.

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Did the Mueller Report Strike the Mainstream Media a Fatal Blow?

This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, July 5, 2019: 

When pressured to defend itself against claims that it was biased against Donald Trump, the mainstream media responded that it was just reporting the “facts.” Defending its nearly total commitment to the proposition that the president colluded with Russia during his presidential campaign in 2016, Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, responded: “We are not investigators. We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did.” Martin Baron, executive director of the Washington Post, echoed Zucker: “Our job is to bring facts to light.” Dean Bacquet, executive director of the New York Times repeated the canard: “We wrote a lot about Russia, and I have no regrets. It’s not our job to determine whether or not there was illegality.”

But what if the “facts” are wrong?

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The U.S. Culture Isn’t Dying, It’s Changing

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 

Gerald Seib brings a secular background to the Wall Street Journal for which he has been writing since he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1978. In his present role as executive Washington editor, he, according to the Journal, “brings an insightful, predictive, and original” understanding to the news.

That would apply to the culture and the economy as well. On Monday he came close to wringing his hands over the state of both: “Americans are going to church less often, and are having fewer babies.”

He made a common and excusable mistake: he extended those trend lines into the future, drawing straight lines to describe a future curvilinear world. He said these two trend lines have “social and economic significance,” and he goes on to explain why.

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Decline in U.S. Birth Rates, Church Attendance Portends Societal Change

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, June 25, 2019:

There has been much hand-wringing of late over declining birth rates and church attendance (especially among young people).

Gerald Seib is one of those wringing his hands. Writing in the Wall Street Journal on Monday Seib said these two trend lines have “social and economic significance,” and he explained why.

First, according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, just 29 percent of Americans say they attend religious services at least once a week, down from 41 percent in 2000. The group who say they never attend church has, over the same period, risen to 26 percent, up from 14 percent two decades ago. Seib noted that “the share of … younger Americans who never attend religious services has more than doubled, to 36 percent.”

Seib also lamented the decline in America’s birthrate, reporting that

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Next Stop: Dow 30,000 Say Experts

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 24, 2019: 

Ivan Martchev, an investment strategist with Navellier Private Client Group, was among the first to call for the Dow to hit 30,000 very shortly. In early May Martchev wrote that “the retail investors’ favorite index — the Dow Jones Industrial Average — looks like it’s going to 30,000.… The same way that charts … were bearish in late 2018, they are bullish now.”

How long could the current economic expansion that underlies Wall Street’s bullishness last? Martchev answered:

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An Obscure Economist from the Reagan Administration Just Might Reelect the President in 2020

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, June 24, 2019:

Is it possible that a 78-year-old economist with degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities just might reelect President Donald Trump in November 2020?

Most people weren’t even aware that President Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor – last week for the impact he has had on the economy not only in the U.S. but worldwide over the last 35 years. Few know that the paper napkin on which he sketched the simplest of economic theories is now on display at the Smithsonian.

Arthur Laffer not only added the “Laffer Curve” to the lexicon, but “supply side economics” and “Reaganomics” as well. The concept was so simple that even New York Time‘s resident economist Paul Krugman grudgingly admitted it made sense.

Laffer was an adviser to the president during his 2016 campaign, helping to craft his tax policy, which would become The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – widely praised by corporate America for its

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