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

Trump’s Poll Numbers Improving Despite Impeachment Attempt

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, November 21, 2019: 

The latest poll from Gallup shows Donald Trump to be impervious to the three-ring impeachment circus performing daily in Washington and being covered by a supportive media. As Gallup reported on Wednesday, “Despite days of focus by national and international news media on the impeachment proceedings currently underway in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating remains statistically similar to where it has been for weeks. [Our] latest poll failed to show a noticeable impact of the impeachment hearings in Congress on [his] presidential approval.”

A closer look reveals a measurable improvement in his approval rating, with those approving jumping by two points since Gallup’s last poll, and those disapproving falling three points. That’s a swing of five full percentage points in a month.

What Gallup measured but didn’t report was

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New York Times Claims FedEx Paid Zero Taxes in 2018; FedEx Founder Wants Debate

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 18, 2019:

After reviewing various publicly available sources, three New York Times staff writers discovered that FedEx Corporation paid no income taxes in 2018. They also discovered that FedEx didn’t use the estimated $1.6 billion it saved in taxes to increase its investment in new equipment, reneging on an implied promise FedEx’s founder, Fred Smith, made when lobbying for Trump’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

This was perfect fodder to promote the Times’ anti-capitalist ideology that FedEx, and by extension all capitalists, are greedy selfish liars. The paper made its case in a front-page article published on Sunday.

The three Times staffers made clear their ideology, noting in the article’s opening that “the company, like much of corporate America, has not made good on its promised investment surge from President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts.” They noted:

In the 2017 fiscal year, FedEx owed more than $1.5 billion in taxes. The next year, it owed nothing….

 

FedEx reaped big savings … but it did not increase investment in new equipment and other assets in [2018] as Mr. Smith said businesses like his would.

Instead, the company used “much of its [tax] savings … to reward shareholders: FedEx spent more than $2 billion on stock buybacks and dividend increases in the 2019 fiscal year, up from $1.6 billion in 2018, and more than double the amount the company spent on buybacks and dividends in fiscal year 2017.”

The staffers extended their accusations from FedEx to capitalists in general: “From the first quarter of 2018, when the [tax] law took effect, companies have spent nearly three times as much on additional dividends and stock buybacks, which boost a company’s stock price and market value, than on increased investment.”

This aroused the ire of Smith, who issued a statement later that day calling the article a calumny and challenging the Times’ editor, A.G. Sulzberger, to a public debate. Said Smith:

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Hillary May Be Sitting on the Bench, but She Is Suited Up and Ready for the Coach’s Call

This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 15, 2019:

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the presidency of the United States. All she’s waiting for is for one of the current members of the first string to falter and the coach to call her into the game.

It could happen today. Joe Biden is fighting both Father Time and fading finances. Elizabeth Warren’s vision of something for everybody that only the rich pay for is failing to persuade the voters she needs to win. Bernie Sanders hasn’t lost his mind, but his heart is failing. And Michael Bloomberg is too old, too white, and too rich. The coach’s call could come at any time.

And HRC is ready.

She and her daughter, Chelsea, are touring the world touting their latest book, The Book of Gutsy Women. But the almost frenetic schedule of speeches and interviews gives the appearance of a full-blown political campaign for the presidency of the United States.

In an interview on BBC Radio 5 in England on Tuesday, the twice-failed candidate sounded like someone just biding her time:

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Is Hillary Running? Or Isn’t She?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, November 14, 2019:

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are touring the world touting their latest book, The Book of Gutsy Women. But the almost frenetic schedule of speeches and interviews gives the appearance of a full-blown political campaign for the presidency of the United States.

In an interview on BBC Radio 5 in England on Tuesday, the twice-failed candidate sounded like someone sitting on the bench just waiting to be called into the game to replace an injured starter:

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Bloomberg Facing Obstacles for 2020

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 11, 2019: 

Mere days after former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was filing as a Democrat candidate in primaries in Alabama and Arkansas, his rivals gave him an inkling of what he would face if he decides to join the field of Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. Bernie Sanders told supporters during a Saturday rally in Iowa: “Tonight we say to Michael Bloomberg and other billionaires: Sorry, you ain’t going to buy this election.” During an interview with NBC News, Elizabeth Warren intoned: “I don’t think that democracy should be about people coming in and buying elections.”

To them, his wealth is an obstacle, a detriment, a negative.

To the voters, his wealth isn’t nearly as much of an obstacle as his lack of favorability, especially among the party’s youngest cohort. The results of a poll taken by Morning Consult, which were released on Sunday, showed that

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Nunes Demands Schiff’s Committee Hear From Hunter Biden, Others

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 11, 2019: 

Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired before the Democrats took it over in 2018, sent a fiery letter to Chairman Adam Schiff on Saturday. He called out Schiff’s efforts to stack the deck in his so-called impeachment investigation of the president, and demanded that the roster of witnesses to be called before the committee be expanded.

Nunes attacked Schiff, reviewing his purposeful machinations to damage the president:

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Adam Schiff’s “Big Top Impeachment Circus” Opens on Wednesday

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 11, 2019: 

Ringmaster Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, can’t wait to grab the mike and tell his breathless audience that the big show is about to begin. Everything is staged: the pre-approved performers are primed, the questions are limited to those approved by the chairman in advance, it’s “lights, camera, action!”

The only disrupter is Rep. Devin Nunes, the former chair of the committee, who lost his job when the Democrats took over in 2018. Nunes is now the ranking minority member of the committee, and is he ticked. He is outraged about the faux show that opens on Wednesday.

Nunes sent a fiery letter to Schiff on Saturday. He called out Schiff’s efforts to stack the deck in his so-called “impeachment investigation” of the president, and demanded that the roster of witnesses to be called before the committee be expanded.

Nunes attacked Schiff, reviewing his purposeful machinations to damage the president:

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Bloomberg “Disrupts” Democrat Presidential Race

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 8, 2019: 

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent his staff scurrying off to Alabama to make sure his nascent run for the presidency as a Democrat would meet Friday’s deadline. Bloomberg demurred from making his announcement official until next week.

But Bloomberg’s campaign advisor, Howard Wolfson, made it sound as if the decision had already been made: “Mike believes that Donald Trump represents an unprecedented threat to our nation. [After spending millions to help elect Democrats in the midterms Michael needs] to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated. But Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that.”

Wolfson tweeted the foundational principles upon which Bloomberg’s campaign would be based:

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Will California Governor Newsome Institute Capital Controls on His Citizens to Keep Them from Leaving?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 8, 2019:  

California Governor Gavin Newsome is creating a culture that’s driving people away. When will he install capital controls to keep them from leaving?

That’s the final step in creating a totalitarian state: prohibiting people from moving themselves and their assets out of the state.

More than a million Californians have already left the state since 2006, according to the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office, with many of them choosing Texas for their new home. Many more are considering it.

In a study commissioned by the Los Angeles Times, UC Berkeley asked more than 4,500 registered voters in September two key questions:

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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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Constitutional Carry OK in Oklahoma Despite Attempts to Deny, Delay, Derail New Law

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, November 3, 2019: 

Between 250 and 300 Oklahoma gun owners joined with Oklahoma’s Second Amendment Association in celebrating the state’s newly-minted “Constitutional Carry” law — carrying in public without government permission — in front of the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Friday. The new law became effective that day.

State Senator Nathan Dahm, the author of the bill that had previously been vetoed by former Governor Mary Fallin, exulted:

It’s a great day and a historic day. Throughout this process we faced committee chairmen who refused to hear a bill to restore our constitutional rights, or a Republican governor who broke her word, violated a campaign promise and vetoed the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms….

 

Today we celebrate being victorious.

In his first official act as Oklahoma’s new governor, Kevin Stitt, signed Dahm’s bill into law earlier this year that had previously been overwhelmingly approved by both the House (70-30) and the Senate (40-6). The previous governor vetoed the bill.

Oklahoma joins 16 other states with similar “constitutional carry” or “permitless carry” laws: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Montana, and Kentucky.

An outline of the state’s gun laws reveals just how free its citizens are to exercise their Second Amendment rights:

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Trump Now Florida Resident; de Blasio, Cuomo Say Good Riddance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 1, 2019: 

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he loves New York, has always loved New York, but has moved his primary residence to Florida:

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence.

 

I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse.

 

I hated having to make this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted,

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The American Bar Association Just Exposed Its Bias Against Believers

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 1, 2019: 

Despite its claim to be unbiased, the ABA exposed the canard by declaring an eminently qualified nominee as “not qualified” for a seat on the Ninth Circuit Court.

The group claimed to be unbiased in its letter to Senate leaders on Tuesday concerning Lawrence VanDyke, a Trump nominee to the Ninth Circuit: “The Committee’s work is based solely on a review of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament.” Nevertheless, despite VanDyke’s impressive CV, “a majority of the Committee has determined that Mr. VanDyke is “Not Qualified” … to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.”

How is such a conclusion possible?

It didn’t matter that

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ABA Declares Trump’s 9th Circuit Court Nominee “Not Qualified”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 31, 2019:  

The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday declaring President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court, Lawrence VanDyke, “not qualified” despite his evident qualifications for the position. Said the letter:

Mr. VanDyke is a highly educated lawyer with nearly 14 years of experience in appellate law, including one year as a law clerk, an associate in a law firm, and as a Solicitor General for over five-plus years, first in Montana and then Nevada, two states in the Ninth Circuit where he would serve if confirmed…

 

Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-today practice including procedural rules. There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility, has an “entitlement” temperament, does not have an open mind, and does not always have a commitment to being candid and truthful.

Accordingly, “a substantial majority of the Committee [charged with vetting nominees for the Senate] has determined that Mr. VanDyke is ‘not qualified’ … to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.”

And just who are those “interviewees” on which the committee based its conclusion? The letter doesn’t say.

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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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Tacoma to Tax Gun Stores, Pawn Shops Out of Existence

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

The bill proposed by Tacoma city council member Ryan Mello heads for a final reading tomorrow. If passed, it will start levying a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city starting January 1, along with two cents per round on ammunition of .22-caliber or less, and five cents per round on all other calibers.

Mello admits that his bill probably won’t do anything about gun violence, but it would raise an estimated $30,000 to study the problem:

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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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Have High-Dollar Democrat Donors Given Up?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, October 25, 2019: 

CNBC’s private conversations with high-dollar Democrat donors reveal many who are having second thoughts about supporting any of the Democrat Party’s candidates. Biden is too male, too pale, and too stale. Warren and Sanders are too far left. Sanders is too noisy. And the others are in single digits.

Recent polls showed Elizabeth Warren overtaking Joe Biden, leading many to conclude that Biden’s third try for the brass ring would end in failure too. But of the eight polls taken in the last nine days, Biden regained his footing in seven of them and now, according to Real Clear Politics, leads Elizabeth Warren by more than five points.

What has changed?

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Biden Bounces Back in Latest Polls

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 24, 2019: 

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s surprising rebound in recent polls has caught many by surprise. Burdened with his history of lying, corruption, flip-flopping on key issues, age, and mental decrepitude, many considered his campaign all but over.

For example, The New American considered that Biden’s poor performance during last week’s Democrat debate might have been his Waterloo. But of the eight polls taken in the last nine days, Biden regained his footing in seven of them and now, according to Real Clear Politics, leads Elizabeth Warren by more than five points.

What has changed?

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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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