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

Third-quarter GDP Beat Expectations, Adds Momentum to Trump Campaign

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 29, 2020:  

The Department of Commerce announced on Thursday that the U.S. economy grew in the third quarter at an annualized rate of 33.1 percent, beating forecasters’ expectations.

When Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for President Trump’s reelection campaign, learned of the news, he pointed out the choice voters will be making next Tuesday. It’s a choice between “a Trump boom versus a Biden depression.”

The president echoed Murtaugh:

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Unemployment Rate Drops More Than Forecast as Economy Continues Recovery

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 2, 2020:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported early Friday morning that the economy continues its surprisingly strong recovery from the greatest shutdown in U.S. history. The report, based on two surveys — the household survey and the establishment survey — said, “Improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity” following the COVID-inspired shutdown.

Specifically, total non-farm payroll employment rose by 661,000 in September, dropping the unemployment rate by half of one percent, to 7.9 percent. Forecasters were expecting a drop to 8.2 percent.

Most of the gains were in leisure and hospitality, retail businesses, healthcare, and in professional and business services. Job recovery in food services and drinking places has totaled nearly four million over the last five months.

This comes on the heels of other reports and surveys earlier this week showing

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Trump Closes Gap on Biden in Florida; Now Leads by Four Points

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 24, 2020: 

According to an ABC/Washington Post poll taken among likely Florida voters last week, President Trump has jumped to a four-point lead over his Democratic opponent Joe Biden in the Sunshine State. According to the survey:

The result in Florida befits its swing-state status, with sharp differences across regions and demographic groups.

 

A challenge for Biden is his tepid 13-point lead among Hispanics in the state (using registered voters for an adequate sample size); Hillary Clinton won Florida Hispanics by 27 percentage points in 2016, yet narrowly lost the state.

On July 23, Quinnipiac University showed Biden with a commanding 13-point lead over the president, the last time Biden had a double-digit lead in Florida. An average of the last seven polls taken since September 10 show Biden with a lead of just 1.3 points, well within the polls’ margins of error.

This is increasingly important in the race for the White House, as Florida has

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John McCain’s Widow Endorses Biden, Says He’s “Good and Decent.”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 23, 2020:  

Cindy McCain, John McCain’s widow, formally endorsed Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States on Tuesday. Although admitting that she and Biden didn’t always agree on issues, at bottom she said, “he is a good and decent man.”

No, he is not. A “good and decent” man wouldn’t lie, and then lie again after the lie was exposed. A “good and decent” man wouldn’t twist history for his personal aggrandizement. A “good and decent” man wouldn’t deny his faith in order to be politically correct and acceptable.

Yet Biden has done all of these, and more.

Some current lies include Biden’s claim that he called for a government shutdown one week before Trump. There is no evidence whatsoever that he made a statement like that of any kind. On the contrary, he is on record as vocally opposing Trump’s early travel ban on China.

Biden claims that he has no recollection of his alleged sexual assault on his former staffer Tara Reade, and yet has moved Heaven and Earth to block the University of Delaware from releasing his Senate papers at the time of the alleged assault that would prove his innocence.

He recently told audiences that after leaving the White House, “I became a teacher. I became a professor.” No, he didn’t. He got paid for making some speeches at the University of Pennsylvania, but he never taught a single student.

He has a long history of lying. He boasted about his “arrest” in South Africa for supposedly attempting to visit Nelson Mandela, for which Mandela later thanked him. None of that is true: not the arrest, not the attempted visit, and not the “thank you” note he supposedly received from Mandela.

He destroyed his first run for the presidency in 1987 when he was caught in a lie about being the first person in his family to attend college.

Said Biden at the time:

Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? Why is it that my wife who is sitting out there in the audience is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I’m the first Biden in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest?

That was nearly a direct quote from a British Labor leader, Neil Kinnock, who said: “Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys [his wife] the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university?”

He lied about his accomplishments as a student:

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Pennsylvania Is the Key to Each of Trump’s Paths to the White House

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 17, 2020:  

Rob Crilly, the Washington Examiner’s White House correspondent, viewed the Trump campaign’s seven paths to victory in the November election and learned that in each one Pennsylvania is key.

This is the state that Trump won by a scant 44,000 votes out of 6.2 million cast, a sliver strong enough to give him the victory in 2016. Crilly said the seven scenarios “push back against claims that President Trump had a limited path to victory and illustrate multiple ways he could win.”

The paths reflect several possibilities, ranging from a “blowout” win in November to a much closer win based on “Midwest strength.” But each scenario needs him to win Pennsylvania:

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Fresh Polling Shows Trump Surging Among Black, Hispanic Voters

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 10, 2020: 

Rasmussen’s presidential tracking poll released on Tuesday showed President Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters is at 42 percent. Among “other non-white likely voters,” Trump’s approval rating is at 56 percent. According to Pew Research, just six percent of black voters supported the president in 2016.

One can do the math:

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Trump Campaign Raises Record $210 Million in August, Lags Biden’s $365 Million August Haul

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 9, 2020:

With less than eight weeks before Election Day, each campaign is defining its final push by how it is spending its campaign funds. The Trump campaign told Fox News on Wednesday that it raised $210 million in August, its biggest month to date, but still short of the $365 million record set by the Biden campaign last month.

The strategies of the two opposing camps are totally different. The Biden campaign is tossing out its rule book — Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America — and instead is relying on air time almost exclusively.

Groundbreakers detailed how the Obama campaign transformed presidential campaigning through an aggressive ground game coupled with advanced information technology.

On the other hand, Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien is requiring every volunteer to read Groundbreakers before ringing a single doorbell or making a single phone call.

Said Stepien:

Both campaigns are raising massive amounts of money, but have very different priorities about how to spend it. In addition to advertising, President Trump’s campaign has invested heavily in a muscular field operation and ground game that will turn out our voters, while the Biden campaign is waging almost exclusively an air war.

 

We like our strategy better.

By early August, the Trump campaign had more than

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Wall Street Selloff Putting Trump Reelection in Jeopardy?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, September 8, 2020:  

With Wall Street extending its pre-Labor Day selloff into Monday morning, stocks are close to giving back their historic gains made in August. To some the selloff also puts President Donald Trump’s reelection chances at risk.

According to LPL financial chief market strategist Ryan Detrick, the performance of the S&P 500 index in the three months leading up to the election has a nearly perfect record of predicting the election’s outcome. He says that the performance of that index has been the best predictor of presidential elections since 1984, proving 100-percent accurate — and is 87-percent accurate since the days of President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929).

When that index is positive for those three months,

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“Blow Dryer Rebellion” Against Pelosi Hypocrisy Hands Trump Lethal Weapon

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, September 6, 2020: 

The hanging of blow dryers on trees in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home on Thursday is so trivial and yet so momentous in its implications that it could affect the outcome of the election.

Hardly a single voter hasn’t seen what Monica Showalter of American Thinker called the “Blow Dryer Rebellion”: angry hairstylists hanging blow dryers on a tree. Fewer still haven’t seen the security video that has gone viral showing Queen Nancy indulging herself in a “wash and blow dry” session at a tony salon without a mask while the common folk are prohibited from doing the same.

Said Showalter:

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Pamela Geller is shut out of CPAC next week

I’ve heard her speak. Pamela Geller has rightly earned the sobriquet of “Islamaphobe” as she has railed in voice and word about “creeping Sharia” and “political Islam” in the US. There was standing room only for her talk when I first heard her.

And there have been standing room only crowds for her presentations in the past

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Josh Marshall likes himself and hates guns

His Wiki page almost reads as if he wrote it himself. He founded Talking Points Memo which gets, according to Wiki, 400,000 page views every day and more than 750,000 unique visitors every month. He’s had his articles appear in nearly every liberal mouthpiece in the country, including

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Speaking of Dangerous Drones, Here Comes Breitbart

It was just a little over a year ago that Andrew Breitbart met an untimely end at the tender age of 43. I’m persuaded that he didn’t die of old age, but that’s a topic for another day. He left behind a thriving news aggregator called Breitbart.com which,

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Job Openings Highest Since 2000, Reflecting Robust Economy

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, May 8, 2018: 

The “Job Openings” report released Tuesday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was nothing short of remarkable: “On the last business day of March, the job openings level increased to a series high of 6.6 million. The series began in December 2000.” Translation: The U.S. economy, as measured by job growth, job openings, and unemployment numbers, is stronger now than at any time in the past 17 years.

Those job openings are in professional and business services, the segment of the economy that facilitates the rest of the economy through technology. Employers are also looking for construction workers (68,000 openings in March) and in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (37,000 openings in March).

Buried in the numbers is another astonishing fact:

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Obama 2011: “We’re Leaving a Stable Iraq”; 2014: Not True (Video)

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, August 8, 2014:

English: No more war in Iraq

Policies put in place long before the arrival of President Obama virtually assured the disruption and revolution in Iraq currently being viewed on every television channel in America. But back in 2011, the president assured the American people that all was well in the country, that America’s adventurism had succeeded, and that it was safe to leave it to manage its own affairs without further American interference.

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Monmouth Poll: Republicans Gaining in Competitive House Seats

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 4, 2020: 

Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, after reviewing its latest poll, said “Republican gains on the generic ballot in competitive seats should worry Democrats.”

The pollster posed a generic ballot test for the U.S. House with its results published on Wednesday: 48 percent of registered voters currently support the Democratic candidate in their district while 45 percent back the Republican candidate.

But in 12 congressional districts where the winning margin for Democrats was greater than 15 points in 2018, the Democrats’ overall advantage currently has been cut in half,

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Biden Campaign Raises Record $365 Million in August

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 3, 2020: 

Democrat Party presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign reported on Wednesday that it raised nearly $365 million in August, obliterating the previous record haul of $193 million by Barack Obama in 2008. It was more than double what his campaign raised in July.

It also removed any remaining doubt about Biden’s ability to raise money, at least half of which came from 1.5 million new contributors and four million total contributors during the month.

In addition,

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Stocks Hit New Highs on Tuesday, Marking Third-fastest Recovery Since 1929

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 19, 2020: 

Two of the three major market indexes closed at record highs on Tuesday, marking the end of the bear market and making it the third-fastest recovery since the Great Depression.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index lost 34 percent of its value between February 19 and March 23. Since then, it has gained it all back and now shows a gain for the year. That five-month recovery is the third-fastest since 1929.

The Nasdaq has also rebounded, setting new highs, while the Dow remains a scant five percent away from a full recovery from the COVID shutdown.

Tech stocks have driven the recovery, including GAFAM

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President Trump Honors 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment by Pardoning Susan B. Anthony

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 18, 2020: 

During a White House ceremony on Tuesday morning celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment — “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” — President Trump announced he would be pardoning perhaps its most ardent supporter, Susan B. Anthony.

For her efforts, Anthony was tried and convicted of voting for president in 1872, a time when it was illegal for women to do so.

Said the president:

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President Trump Considering Pardoning Whistleblower Edward Snowden

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, August 16, 2020:

During President Trump’s interview with the New York Post on Thursday, the name of whistleblower Edward Snowden came up in the context of the spying by the Obama administration on the Trump campaign now coming to light. Said the president,

When you look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan — and, excuse me, the man that sat at this desk, President Obama, got caught spying on my campaign with Biden. Biden and Obama, and they got caught spying on the campaign….

 

Snowden is one of the people they talk about. They talk about numerous people, but he is certainly one of the people that they do talk about.

 

I guess the DOJ is looking to extradite him right now?… It’s certainly something I could look at. Many people are on his side, I will say that. I don’t know him, never met him. But many people are on his side.

At a press briefing Snowden’s name came up again:

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National Debt Projected to Hit $41 Trillion by 2030

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 12, 2020: 

If the Manhattan Institute is correct, the national debt will reach $41 trillion no later than 2030, less than 10 years from now. Their calculations take into account the budget deficits baked into the numbers before the COVID crisis hit, the stimulus packages initiated since, the impact of an aging demographic on Social Security and Medicare, falling tax revenues due to a smaller economy, and rising interest rates.

Said the institute:

Over the full decade, the coronavirus recession is expected to add nearly $8 trillion to the national debt, pushing the debt held by the public to $41 trillion within a decade, or 128% of the economy….

 

This gives lawmakers six years or less to avert a potential debt crisis in which rising debt and interest costs would overwhelm Washington’s ability to tax and borrow.

Two key questions arise:

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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.
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