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

Black Friday Purchases to Exceed $1 Trillion This Year

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 29, 2019:

By 10 a.m. Eastern time on Black Friday, consumers had already spent an estimated $150 billion. At that rate they will easily set a new record, with estimates approaching four percent ahead of last year’s record. That would push Black Friday weekend purchases to more than a trillion dollars for the first time in history.

This is reflective of the continuing strength of the underlying economy, despite naysayers’ attempts to denigrate the economy’ performance. For instance, the Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now index was just raised from an anemic (and woefully incorrect) 0.4 percent growth rate for the fourth quarter to 1.7 percent.

And even that doesn’t reflect what’s really happening online and in the malls.

Let’s review the “real world” data:

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Trump Sends Message to Beijing by Signing Hong Kong Bills

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, November 28, 2019: 

When he was considering whether or not to sign two bills passed nearly unanimously by Congress strengthening a long-term trade agreement with Hong Kong dating back to 1992, President Trump admitted it was complicated. On Fox News he said, “Look, we have to stand with Hong Kong. But I’m also standing with President Xi. He’s a friend of mine. He’s an incredible guy.”

Xi is also facing a complicated situation at home, as explained in a book that is now influencing American foreign policy with China. That book,

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Black Voters Could Reelect the President

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 27, 2019: 

For at least the last eight presidential elections, Democrats could count on the black vote to carry the day. From Michael Dukakis (1988) through Hillary Clinton (2016), they supported whomever the Democrats nominated by between 85 and 95 percent. In 2016, Clinton received 89 percent to Trump’s eight percent.

Up until the faux impeachment hearings,

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Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital on Sunday

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 25, 2019: 

The oldest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returned home on Sunday after having been hospitalized on Friday with a fever. A court spokesman said she is at home and “doing well.”

She’ll be 87 in March and has suffered a long series of health issues. Last fall, she fractured three ribs after falling in her office. She has undergone surgery for lung cancer and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. This follows surgery she underwent in 2009 for early stage pancreatic cancer and treatment for colon cancer in 1999.

Despite these issues, she is determined to remain active “as long as I can do it full steam,” she said.

She’d also like to outlive Trump’s first term in office so that he can’t nominate someone to replace her. In July 2016, three months before Trump was elected president, Ginsburg told the New York Times: “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t image what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be … I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

It’s time to contemplate that.

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The Next Supreme Court Nominee Better Be Made of Stern Stuff

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 25, 2019: 

After interviewing more than one hundred people, including President Trump and several Supreme Court justices, authors Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, in their just-released Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, warn: “It’s hard to imagine how a confirmation battle could compete with Kavanaugh’s for ugliness.”

But as the war being waged by the progressive left against America ramps up, it’s more than likely to get even uglier. And that’s part of the strategy, say the authors: “Vicious confirmation battles will unfortunately dissuade the best Americans from being considered for the nation’s judiciary … one of Kavanaugh’s colleagues says the process is so tough that it isn’t worth it.”

That next confirmation battle could begin shortly.

The oldest member of the Supreme Court,

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Sun Tzu Was Right: the Way to Defeat an Enemy Is to Keep Him Ignorant that There’s a War

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 20, 2019: 

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, a Chinese military genius named Sun Tzu (or “Master Sun”) arose from obscurity to write “The Art of War.” His military strategies, and proverbs attending them, remain relevant today.

Michael Pillsbury, author of “The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower,” exposed the communists’ (currently ruling the Chinese mainland) reliance upon Tzu’s strategies in confronting its temporarily superior enemy, the United States. In essence, wrote Pillsbury, the way to defeat a superior enemy is to invite him to help you become his superior without giving away the game.

It may be called the Kissinger strategy, and Pillsbury, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) since the Nixon administration, worked diligently to promote it. In his book, he referred to himself as a “panda hugger.”

But Pillsbury, to his credit, came in from the cold, repented, and in 2015 wrote what some are calling a 300-page apology to the American people for deceiving them. He wrote:

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China Using “Thousand Talents Plan” to Steal U.S. Technology and Become World Hegemon

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 

Another effort to warn U.S. citizens of the imminent and mounting threats to their sovereignty went largely unreported on Monday. A staff report from the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations entitled “Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans” should have been called “China’s plans to rule the World Through the Theft of U.S. Technology.”

The report details “not only the lengths and expense China has gone to in order to steal American intellectual property, but also the shocking fact [that] our own federal agencies have done little to stop their actions despite being aware of [them].”

Its summary is chilling:

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Biden Claims Latest Poll Shows Him the Best Candidate to Beat Trump in 2020

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 6, 2019: 

Following the release of poll results by the New York Times on Monday Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden used the results to raise funds for his campaign: “[This poll] speaks for itself. If Joe Biden wins the primary, he can beat Trump in a general election. The other candidates can’t.”

Unfortunately those results from the New York Times, which teamed up with Siena College, were much more ambiguous than Biden claims, and those likely to go to the polls next year are no doubt going to give the president a second term regardless of whom the Democrats nominate to oppose him in the general election next year.

The poll of nearly 3,800 registered voters from October 13 to 26 focused on the six “battleground” or “swing” states that Trump won in 2016, to see how the electoral battle is currently being played out there:

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Super PAC to Fund Biden’s Campaign Following Another Biden Flip-flop

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 30, 2019: 

Just when big Democrat donors were about to write off the 2020 presidential campaign, along comes Biden’s pal, Larry Rasky, to pull Joe Biden’s languishing campaign from the brink. On Tuesday Rasky filed the paperwork creating a new Super PAC called “Unite the Country” and brought in some heavy hitters to join him in the rescue effort.

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden had denounced (along with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others) “big money influence” in politics but, no doubt out of desperation, changed his mind last week. In explaining the flip-flop, Biden’s campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield put on the best spin she could:

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Is Joe Biden a Pathological Liar or Just Compulsive?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, October 28, 2019: 

It’s a difference without a distinction. Pathological liars sometimes believe their own lies, while compulsive liars see their lies as clearly untrue but can’t keep themselves from telling them. Compulsive liars tend to lie out of habit, according to Sheena Harris, who holds a BA in Psychology, while pathological liars plan their lies in advance.

Either way, Joe Biden is a liar.

Speaking at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden did it again: he conflated some of his real history with enough fantasy to make his candidacy more appealing to his audience. He told his audience of supporters, “I got started out of an HBCU (historically all-black college/university), Delaware State.”

He lied. He didn’t attend Delaware State but the University of Delaware instead.

His recollection of his education was muddled.

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Another Biden Lie — About His Education

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 28, 2019: 

The man cannot tell where truth ends and lying begins. Speaking at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden did it again: He conflated some of his real history with enough fantasy to make his candidacy more appealing to his audience. He told his audience of supporters, “I got started out of an HBCU (historically black college/university), Delaware State.”

He didn’t attend Delaware State but the University of Delaware, instead.

His recollection of his education was muddled. While he did graduate from the University of Delaware, it’s clear that he was more interested in playing football and entertaining the ladies than studying, graduating 506th in a class of 688 with just a “C” average. Biden claimed that he received three degrees but later recanted when confronted with the facts: “I said three and I should have said two.” But even that was incorrect: He earned a single Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.

Somehow, however, that was enough for Biden to earn a full ride scholarship to Syracuse University, graduating “in the top half of my class in law school,” according to the presidential candidate. When James Dickenson looked into the matter more closely, he wrote in the Washington Post that Biden attended law school on a half-scholarship based not on academic prowess but on financial need, graduating near the bottom of his class, at 76 out of 85 students.

Biden had trouble remembering

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If Harry Dent Is Right, Trickle of Companies Leaving China Will Turn Into a Flood

This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, October 23, 2019: 

Despite President Trump’s urging that companies leave China, backed by tariffs and threats of more tariffs, companies with operations in China have been reluctant to leave. If Harry Dent is correct, the present trickle could turn into a flood.

Dent carved out a niche for himself as an iconoclast when he learned that the Keynesian theories he was taught in college had few answers to how a free economy, left to itself, would solve most of society’s economy problems. He developed the “spending wave” theory that is simplicity itself: consumer spending peaks near age 50, and declines from there. By following the various cohorts through time and predicting their future spending behaviors, Dent made himself famous, if not appreciated.

He recently turned his attention to China:

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Was Last Week’s Democrat Debate Biden’s Waterloo?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 21, 2019: 

In June 1815, near the town of Waterloo, just south of Brussels, French General Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two armies. Considered by many to be the greatest general of his time, and perhaps of all time, because of his stunning victories against overwhelming odds, Napoleon couldn’t overcome the numbers this time. He commanded 73,000 troops, while the Duke of Wellington and Prussian Field Marshall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher together commanded a total of 123,000 troops.

Napoleon’s loss marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars and his rule as emperor of the French Empire.

Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden is facing a similar situation.

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Don’t be Fooled by Trump’s Sweet Tweet: Cummings Was a Hardcore Radical

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, October 18, 2019: 

When an opponent dies, the honorable thing is either to 1) say nothing at all; or 2) say something nice. President Trump chose option No. 2 when he learned that one of his most fierce opponents, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee that was subpoenaing his personal income tax returns, black radical Elijah Cummings, had suddenly passed away. Tweeted the President:

My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!

Back in July his Tweet wasn’t so sweet:

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Venezuela Given Seat on UN Human Rights Council — One More Reason to Get US Out!

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 18, 2019: 

Thursday’s vote to give notorious human rights abuser Venezuela a seat on the UN Human Rights Council is indicative of the corrupt nature not only of the Human Rights Council, but of the UN itself.

One-hundred five members voted to give Maduro’s socialist regime a seat among 46 other members on the Council.

This happened despite pressure from Human Rights Watch, which mounted a campaign to keep Venezuela from being given the seat. Two days prior to the vote, Louis Charbonneau, an official at the Human Rights Council, warned, “A vote for Venezuela is a vote for the torture, murder, and impunity that have become trademarks of President Nicolás Maduro’s government. It [would be] a slap in the face to the millions of who have fled the country, many [others] facing dire humanitarian conditions, and the countless victims who never made it out.” Added Charbonneau,

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Democrat Representative Elijah Cummings Dead at 68

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 17, 2019: 

When President Trump learned that Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee (which has issued subpoenas for Trump’s personal tax returns), had passed away early Thursday morning, he offered his condolences in a tweet:

My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!

Back in July, the president sent a tweet that wasn’t so kind:

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CNN Learns There Really Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch After All

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 

Many readers of science fiction consider Robert Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” his finest work. Book Three is entitled TANSTAAFL, perhaps the core of Heinlein’s economic libertarian philosophy. It simply means that one cannot get something for nothing.

It’s a lesson that CNN has been slow to learn.

Two years ago, CNN was delighted to learn that Target was going to increase the minimum wage it was paying its employees: “Target is giving its workers a raise.” It explained that the company would start paying $11 an hour while committing to additional raises over the next few years to $15 an hour by the end of 2020.

Nothing was said at the time about just who was going to be paying for those increased wages.

On Monday, CNN answered that question:

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Reality Check for CNN: Target’s Wage Increase Being Offset by Fewer Hours

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, October 15, 2019:

Two years ago, CNN was delighted to learn that Target was going to increase the minimum wage it was paying its employees: “Target is giving its workers a raise.” It explained that the company would start paying $11 an hour while committing to additional raises over the next few years to $15 an hour by the end of 2020.

Nothing was said at the time about just who was going to be paying for those increased wages.

On Monday, CNN answered that question:

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Jane Fonda Suffers Another Episode of Socialist Mental Illness

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, October 14, 2019: 

Ever since being infected with the mental illness called socialism, octogenarian actress Jane Fonda has had recurring bouts of anti-social behavior. The latest occurred on Friday when she deliberately and intentionally invited her arrest, along with 15 others so infected, for unlawfully demonstrating in front of the U.S. Capitol.

When conservative radio host and author Michael Savage wrote “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” it stayed at the top of the New York Times‘ best-seller list for three weeks. Although he never mentioned Jane Fonda by name, she has for nearly 55 years served as Exhibit A for the condition.

So afflicted was Fonda that

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Aging Communist Activist Jane Fonda Arrested for Unlawfully Demonstrating at U.S. Capitol

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 13, 2019: 

Aging actress and long-time communist activist Jane Fonda was arrested on Friday for unlawfully demonstrating in front of the U.S. Capitol. Following her press release, a couple dozen supporters showed up along with her, 15 of whom were arrested as well.

Her press release issued prior to her arrest invited anyone interested in combatting climate change through government force to join her:

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