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

Progressives Push Supreme Court Nominations as Key Election Issue

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, July 14, 2020: 

In the absence of any visible effort by presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to push Supreme Court nominations as a key election issue, a progressive group, Supreme Court Voter, is filling the void.

The group, funded by Demand Justice, a left-of-center advocacy organization that supports the appointment of liberal judges, announced its opening bid last week with a $2 million ad buy in five “battleground” states: Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The initial ads say that “the future of the Supreme Court is on the line.… We can’t afford any more Brett Kavanaughs, or our court will be his court.”

On the other hand, President Trump recognized the polling power of his 2016 campaign announcement of his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, and plans to announce another list.

Only now the landscape has changed, and not necessarily in a good way.

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Latest Rasmussen Poll: Trump Ahead of Biden Among Male Voters

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, July 14, 2020:

When Scott Rasmussen tried to explain the reasons behind Trump’s sudden jump in the polls among male voters, he suggested it was “a positive response … to the president’s speech at Mount Rushmore ….[with] many Republicans consider[ing] it a strong appeal to unity. The new numbers may also be partly in response … to media criticism of the president.”

The jump in question is significant. A month ago, according to Rasmussen’s polling, Biden led Trump among men by nine percent. In the Rasmussen poll taken last week, Trump now leads Biden by two points, a turnaround of 11 points in a month.

While Rasmussen could be correct in his explanation for this sudden shift, he might be missing some of the real reasons.

At the moment, according to RealClearPolitics.com, Biden holds a nine-point lead over Trump nationally, and leads in all five of the so-called battleground states as well: Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Arizona. Betting sites also give Biden the advantage, 58-37. And in the Electoral College, RCP has Biden with 222 votes and Trump with just 115.

But behind those numbers, the political scenario is shifting in favor of the president. Consider the reversal of left-wing Democrat civil-rights attorney Leo Terrell. Two weeks ago, he tweeted, “If the presidential election was held today, I would vote for Donald Trump. America is more important than party loyalty.”

He added:

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Trump Declines Minnesota’s Request for $500 Million to Rebuild Minneapolis Following Riots

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, July 13, 2020:  

A spokesman for Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said on Friday that Walz’s request for federal funds to rebuild Minneapolis following the George Floyd-inspired riots was denied: “The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support. As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look[ed] for support from our federal government to help us through.”

Walz wanted Trump to declare the state a major disaster area, allowing for federal funds to become available. He wrote: “I request that you declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota because of the extensive fire damage to public infrastructure caused by civil unrest.”

He complained:

Beginning on May 27, individuals bent on destruction infiltrated otherwise peaceful protests and began to incite violence and vandalism.… Deliberately set fires were used to wantonly destroy local businesses, public buildings, and other property.

 

Nearly 1,500 businesses in the Twin Cities [Minneapolis/St. Paul] were damaged … with estimates of property damage … now upwards of $500,000,000….

 

The resources of local, tribal, county and state governments were already stretched thin….

 

We now face a $2.4 billion projected deficit.

FEMA explained its decision:

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Case Against Flynn; Demands Full Circuit Court Review

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, July 10, 2020: 

District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, rather than dismissing the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as requested by the three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, filed a petition on Thursday asking all 12 justices on the Circuit Court to review it.

Sullivan’s arguments are so weak that the political motive behind extending the prosecution of Flynn is obvious: Seven of those 12 were appointed to their positions by Presidents Clinton and Obama. The strategy is simple: If the full circuit court agrees to review Flynn’s demand that it force Sullivan to dismiss, and if it finds that Sullivan may continue to prosecute Flynn, then the case is surely headed for the Supreme Court.

Just in time for the presidential election. Sullivan hopes to hang this millstone around the president’s neck.

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Washington Insiders Working to Cancel Presidential Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, July 9, 2020:  

Two Washington insiders are working to cancel the upcoming presidential debates between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democrat Party candidate Joe Biden.

Thomas Friedman of the New York Times and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post have written articles either proposing conditions on the debates that are unacceptable to the Trump campaign or proposing phony reasons for canceling them altogether.

They know what conservatives and many liberals know:

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Where Are the Results of Biden’s Test for “Cognitive Decline”?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 8, 2020: 

Conservative commentator Liz Peek, who appears frequently on Fox News, attempted to ferret out the questions that were left unanswered at the end of Joe Biden’s first press conference last week.

At the close of Biden’s first press conference in nearly three months, a reporter asked the presumptive Democrat presidential candidate if he has been tested for cognitive decline. Said Biden: “I’ve been tested, and I’m constantly tested. Look, all you gotta do is watch me, and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

If that’s so, then “Where was he tested?”, asked Peek. “Why, exactly, is he being ‘constantly tested’? Are his doctors worried about him? More importantly, when will he release the results of those tests?”

When President Trump’s former White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson (who was appointed to the role of physician to the president in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush and kept in that position by Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump), was interviewed on the Kyle Olson Show last Friday, he said that Biden needs to undergo a cognitive assessment. “I’m not comfortable with him being my president,” Jackson said.

He added:

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The Lincoln Project, Run by Anti-Trump RINOs, Seeks Biden Victory and Democrat Control of Senate

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, July 6, 2020: 

When Steve Schmidt, the former senior campaign strategist in John McCain’s losing 2008 bid for the presidency, was asked why he helped found the Lincoln Project, he said nearly all that needed to be said about his political philosophy: “The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated. Every one of them [senators who support the president] should be voted out of office, with the exception of Mitt Romney.”

Schmidt was a nominal Republican, but when he saw that nominal Republicans like himself were losing favor in Washington, he

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Trump’s EO Creating “National Garden of American Heroes” Is a Master Stroke

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, July 6, 2020:  

In announcing that he had signed an executive order creating a National Garden of American Heroes during his Mt. Rushmore speech on Friday night, Trump displayed a masterful understanding not only of the national psyche but how such an order would put his critics on the defensive.

The national psyche is fed up with destruction, especially of national monuments celebrating American heroes. It reflects an increasing level of disgust and distrust of the national media, which opposes “everything Trump.” His executive order is a mark of political genius.

At Mt. Rushmore on Friday night the president said:

I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I am signing an executive order to establish the National Garden of American heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live.

 

Let us go forward united in our purpose and rededicated in our resolve. We will raise the next generation of American patriots, we will write the next thrilling chapter of the American adventure, and we will teach our children to know that they live in a land of legends, that nothing can stop them, and that no one can hold them down. They will know that in America, you can do anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything.

His executive order made clear the purpose of the statuary park:

America owes its present greatness to its past sacrifices. Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before. Since the time of our founding, Americans have raised monuments to our greatest citizens….

 

These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation.

 

These monuments express our noblest ideals: respect for our ancestors, love of freedom, and striving for a more perfect union. They are works of beauty, created as enduring tributes. In preserving them, we show reverence for our past, we dignify our present, and we inspire those who are to come. To build a monument is to ratify our shared national project.

His order names a task force to plan for the park, to be completed no later than July 4, 2026, the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The statues “should depict historically significant Americans … an individual who was, or became, an American citizen and was a public figure who made substantive contributions to America’s public life or otherwise had a substantive effect on America’s history.”

His order provided guidelines for his task force:

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Trump Sharpens Attack on America’s Enemies in His “Salute to America” Speech

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, July 5, 2020:

In his “Salute to America” speech given on Saturday night from the White House South Lawn, President Donald Trump sharpened his attacks on America’s enemies while reiterating themes from his remarkable speech the night before at Mt. Rushmore.

He referred to the Trump “phenomenon” as “our movement [which] is based on lifting all citizens to reach their fullest God-given potential,” adding:

Never forget: We are one family and one nation. This rich heritage belongs to every citizen, young and old, first-generation American and tenth-generation American. This heritage belongs to every citizen, young and old — first-generation American — we want to go from first generation to tenth generation; it matters not. We are American. We are from the USA. This great heritage belongs to citizens of every background and of every walk of life.

But there are people, efforts, movements and campaigns to keep that from happening, said the president:

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Professor Who Predicted Trump’s 2016 Win Says He’ll Win Again in 2020

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, July 3, 2020:  

Stony Brook University political science professor Helmut Norpoth appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Friday, predicting that President Donald Trump has a 91 percent chance of winning reelection in November.

He’s been making the media rounds, and his prediction, for months. On May 29, in an interview on “The Ingraham Angle”, he explained: “The key to the November election is the primaries. And the primaries are already giving us a lot of information.”

On June 20 he told the New York Post: “I don’t remember any uncontested campaign for a sitting president like this. People don’t normally turn out in large numbers for a race without a challenger.” But in 23 of the 27 states that held primaries this year the president has racked up higher totals than President Obama did — often doubling or tripling his numbers.

For example,

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Dow and Employment Jump in May and June, Confirming Economy’s Rebound

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 1, 2020: 

Wall Street celebrated its best quarter since 1987, with the Dow gaining 17 percent from April through June, the S&P 500 Index rising 20 percent and the small-cap NASDAQ leaping 30 percent.

The news came on top of the latest report from the country’s largest payroll processor ADP, which reported that private-sector employment increased by more than 2.3 million from May to June. This came on top of employment gains in April of three million.

Job gains were across the board, with a million new jobs being reported by small companies employing fewer than 50 people, more than 550,000 by midsized companies, and nearly 900,000 reported by companies with 500 or more employees.

The goods-producing sector gained 457,000 jobs, with most of them in construction and manufacturing, while the service-sector employment jumped by nearly two million. The bulk of those, as expected, were in the “leisure and hospitality” sector as restaurants opened and customers flocked to take advantage.

To top it off,

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Kamala Harris To Be Biden’s VP Pick, Predicts Australian Journalist

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 1, 2020: 

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that California Senator Kamala Harris is likely to be Joe Biden’s choice for his running mate in the upcoming presidential election.

Devine has a unique perspective on American politics. She was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo and Sydney, where she currently lives and writes. She has a worldview informed from writing extensively for the Sydney Morning Herald, the British Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun, and Perth’s Sunday Times.

On Tuesday she said, “I think the interesting thing about Kamala Harris … is the fact that she’s coming out to showcase her ways … becoming the favorite as the vice presidential pick for Joe Biden. As you see with this DJ promotion [on July 9 Harris will host “Get Up Stand Up,” an online fundraiser for Biden featuring a number of pop disc jockeys] … she’s trying in inject some cool into the [Biden] campaign.”

This appears to be part of a pattern and strategy to do

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Latest Poll Shows Trump Erasing Biden Advantage

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, June 30, 2020:

When Optimus pollsters asked 1,000 likely voters last week whom they would vote for if the election were held that day, 44 percent said Biden while 40 percent said Trump.

Not only is this within the survey’s margin of error (MOE) of 4.5 percent, it all but erased Biden’s eight-point advantage from just two weeks earlier.

A shift has become perceptible over the last couple of weeks and was confirmed by CNBC’s All-America Survey taken June 19 through June 22.

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General Flynn’s Op-ed Warns of War Against the Republic

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, June 30, 2020:

In an opinion piece appearing exclusively at the Western Journal on Monday, General Michael Flynn warned, “There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law … [is] under the gun.… These passionate two percent appear to be winning.”

Since being exonerated by the Justice Department, which dismissed its case against him following revelations that he was set up by the FBI in 2017, he has found his voice. And it is a voice of warning:

We have to understand there are two opposing forces: One is the “children of light” and the other is the “children of darkness.”…

 

For most Americans these forces [of darkness] appear to be strong. I sense they are desperate. I also sense that only a slight push on our part is all that is required to defeat these forces.

 

Prayers help and prayers matter, but action is also a remedy.… Seek the truth, fight for it.… Don’t trust the fake news or false prophets; trust your instincts and your common sense.

According to Flynn, there are dark powers behind the current protests using racial discord as a tool to destroy the Republic:

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Trump’s Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot About Violence in Chicago Laughed Off as Political Stunt

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 29, 2020:

Following another weekend of extraordinary violence in Chicago, President Trump sent a letter on Friday accusing both Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker of “lack of leadership.”

Referring to the record-breaking “18 murders in 24 hours” on May 31, the president was “horrified,” adding, “Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect.”

He added:

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Seattle’s CHOP Protestors Being Replaced by Communist Black Collective Voice

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 28, 2020:

When Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan sent city crews in to reclaim the six blocks seized by anarchists following the death of George Floyd in May, she no doubt was expecting compliance. After all, she had given in to some of their demands, including cutting some funding to the Seattle Police Department. She also offered social services to them in order to “encourage those living overnight in Cal Anderson [Park] to begin leaving the area or, if experiencing homelessness, to take [advantage of] an offer for shelter,” all at taxpayers’ expense.

But alas, as The New American reported, when crews started staging heavy equipment early Friday morning to begin dismantling the barriers, they were met with protestors, some of whom lay down in front of the equipment, forcing the crews to leave shortly thereafter.

At a Friday evening meeting with some of the protestors, she assented to a $20 million cut to the city’s $400 million police budget. The leaders had demanded a $200 million cut, with the funds redirected to various social services.

By allowing the protestors to gain legitimacy through acquiescence, Durkan has allowed her problems to escalate and multiply. Rather than ordering the police initially to go in and arrest the protestors for trespassing and disrupting businesses and intimidating residents, she instead allowed them a seat at the table to “discuss” their demands and negotiate a settlement of some kind.

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan seemed to be the only voice of common sense over the occupation. In an interview on Cavuto LIVE with host Neil Cavuto on Saturday, Solan said the problem was the socialist ideology adopted by the mayor:

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Latest Biden Gaffe: “120 Million Dead From COVID”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, June 27, 2020: 

Speaking to a tiny group of mostly reporters from the national media in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Thursday presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden once again showed why he is being kept under wraps. He said: “We now have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

He quickly recovered. Here is the full quote: “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID, I mean, 120,000 dead from COVID. And you have so many — now, we’re past 2 million — I mean, and we’re talking about it like it’s over. I mean, it’s over. My God.”

But the damage was done and the Trump campaign jumped all over it. Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee’s national response chief, posted a clip of the gaffe and asked, “What’s going on with Joe Biden?”

President Trump chimed in: “If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance. This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it?”

Newsweek was the only member of the establishment media that this writer could find that covered the event and Biden’s gaffe:

On Thursday presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that 120 million Americans have died from the novel coronavirus, though the current total is over 124,000.

 

“People don’t have a job, people don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do,” Biden said Thursday. “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

To its credit Newsweek went on to admit that this is just one more in a series of gaffes uttered by the presumptive nominee for the office of President of the United States:

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Was Biden Cancer Initiative Another Financial Funnel for Biden’s Friends?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, June 26, 2020: 

Following the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer in 2015, former Vice President Joe Biden took over an Obama program called Cancer Moonshot. When he left the Obama administration, he renamed it the Biden Cancer Initiative (BCI).

BCI had lofty goals: to “improve the cancer journey … and improve outcomes for all patients” suffering from the disease. It wasn’t a grant-making machine but instead, according to press releases and its website, focused on coordinating data on cancer research between various entities to speed up the process of finding a cure for cancer.

The first clue that this was an impossible goal and possibly simply just a cover to funnel big salaries to Biden friends came from the New York Times’ review of the whole “moonshot” idea: “While Mr. Biden’s focus had already made some meaningful difference … the chances of reaching a moment of victory as the analogy ‘moonshot’ suggests seem entirely unrealistic.”

Nevertheless, Biden plowed ahead with the concept,

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Senate Confirms 200th Judicial Appointee Under Trump

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, June 25, 2020:  

With the Senate confirmation of Judge Cory Wilson to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, the president has now successfully appointed 200 judicial nominees to the federal bench. As CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin put it, “Judicial confirmations may be President Trump’s most important legacy. They will shape the nation’s laws on abortion, LGBT rights, voting rights, and many other issues long after Trump leaves office.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose stated objective is “to leave no vacancy behind,” celebrated Wilson’s confirmation: “Following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years.”

All of this was intentional from the start.

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Appeals Court Orders Lower Court Judge to Dismiss Case Against Michael Flynn

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, June 24, 2020: 

Michael Flynn was President Trump’s chosen National Security Advisor. Before Trump took office, Flynn talked to Russian diplomats to try to calm an escalating international situation. Obama-era FBI officials who were then investigating Democratic claims that Trump was aided in his election by Russia (despite no proof of such collusion) had tapped Flynn’s phone and heard his entire conversation with them.

Nothing was uttered in Flynn’s conversation with the Russians that suggested any involvement of the Russians with Trump’s election, yet afterward FBI agents entrapped Flynn into saying something about the conversation that was untrue, and charged him with lying to the FBI — all the while knowing that Flynn was guilty of nothing. Flynn originally accepted a plea deal saying that he said something misleading and was sentenced to prison (though Democrats lie under oath almost constantly and don’t get charged with anything). When Flynn got new legal representation and tried to take back his plea deal, it was learned that the DOJ and FBI had always known that Flynn was innocent of wrongdoing, yet he was questioned and entrapped anyway.

Rightly, the DOJ decided to drop the charges against Flynn, but District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan wouldn’t allow the charges to be dropped, and he assigned a prosecutor of his own to keep the case going, saying that the law said that it was up to the court to decide whether to drop charges or not — not up to the DOJ. Now a higher court has told Sullivan point blank, he was wrong. The order from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan was terse:

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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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