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

Biden Campaign Refuses Trump’s Demand for Fourth Debate

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

After the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the dates of the three debates between the presumptive presidential candidates from each political party, the Biden campaign said that was all they wanted. They called Trump’s campaign efforts to expand to a fourth debate a “distraction.”

Biden campaign manager Jen Dillon wrote to the CPD on Monday that “Joe Biden looks forward to facing Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the American people have come to expect from their leaders.… The Trump campaign’s … position is a debate distraction.”

Dillon added:

The Trump position seems to be saying that he will debate if he can pick the moderators; clearly the President … is afraid of facing questions from a neutral moderator….

 

Joe Biden will accept the Commission’s debates, on the Commission’s dates, under the Commission’s established format and the Commission’s independent choice of moderators.

Since 1988, when the CPD was formed as an independent nonprofit tasked with producing the presidential debates, every one of those “neutral” moderators came from the controlled media: PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. The only time Fox News moderated a debate occurred in October 2016 when Trump squared off with Hillary Clinton in a contest moderated by quasi-liberal Fox News commentator Chris Wallace.

That’s why Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, requested a fourth debate, with an actual neutral moderator presiding:

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President Trump Orders Law Enforcement to Arrest Anyone Vandalizing Federal Monuments

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, June 23, 2020:

President Trump authorized federal law-enforcement officials on Tuesday to arrest anyone vandalizing “any monument, statue or other such Federal property,” charging them under the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act.

His tweet late Sunday night laid the groundwork for Monday’s order: “Numerous people [were] arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street. 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!”

Early Tuesday morning he made it official:

I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison.…

This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!

This was a major theme in Trump’s 2016 campaign and is rapidly ascending to prominence in his reelection efforts.

During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in July of 2016, he made it clear that he would be “the president of law and order,” stating,

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Seattle Mayor Durkan to Dismantle CHOP Following Shootings

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican. com on Tuesday, June 23, 2020:

During a Monday press conference, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced plans to dismantle and reclaim the Capitol area variously called CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone), Free Capitol Hill, or CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest). “There should be no place in Seattle that the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Police Department can’t go,” Durkan said.

She was referring to the anarchists who refused to let SPD officers enter the zone following the shooting early Saturday morning that led to the death of a 19-year-old black man.

Her change of heart was remarkable. On June 11, three days after anarchists seized part of downtown Seattle for their own, she referred to the protests following the death of George Floyd as a “summer of love” and a “block party”:

[It’s] four blocks in Seattle that is more like a block party atmosphere. It’s not an armed takeover. It’s not a military junta. We will make sure that we will restore this but we have block parties and the like in this part of Seattle all the time.… There is no threat right now to the public.

When President Trump called her out, she responded in kind. Tweeted Trump on June 11: “Radical Left Governor Jay Inslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stopped. IMMEDIATELY! MOVE FAST!”

Responded Durkan:

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Biden’s “Transition Team” Filled With Deep Staters

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 22, 2020:

Heading up the transition team of the Democrat Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden, in case by some fluke he happens to win the White House in November, is Edward Emmett “Ted” Kaufman, the former Senator from Delaware who replaced Biden when he became vice president.

To get an idea where that transition team is headed, one only need look at Kaufman’s score on The New American’s Freedom Index, which rates politicians based on their fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. Out of a potential score of 100 percent, which would reflect a voting record that tracked and followed the Constitution of the United States completely, Senator Kaufman racked up a dismal and treacherous score of eight!

Said Kaufman in announcing the team:

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Many Signals Showing Strong U.S. Economic Rebound

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 22, 2020:  

No matter where one looks, the U.S. economy is not only on the mend, it is rebounding sharply, giving increasing support to a V-shaped recovery from the COVID-inspired government economic shutdown.

Retail sales jumped in May by nearly 18 percent from April’s stomach-turning drop of 16 percent. Apple Maps is showing that travelers are doing more driving, while restaurant bookings have jumped. Hotels are beginning to fill again, and passenger air travel is steadily increasing.

A particularly bright spot is the housing industry. Mortgage applications for single-family homes are now up 21 percent compared to last year at this time, increasing to the highest level seen in over 11 years. As Joel Kan, a forecaster at the Mortgage Bankers Association, exuded,

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No Shock: Poll Reveals Half of Likely Voters Thinks Biden Is in Early Stages of Dementia

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 21, 2020: 

Pollster Zogby Analytics asked more than a thousand likely voters earlier this month if they thought it was likely that presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden was suffering from the early stages of dementia. The results: “A majority (55%) of likely voters surveyed thought it was more likely … that Vice President Biden is in the early stages of dementia.”

Sixty percent of voters aged 18-24 thought so, and when the sample was extended to 18-29, 59 percent thought so. Sixty percent of men thought Biden was suffering from the early stages of dementia while women were evenly split on the issue.

When sorted by political affiliation, 77 percent of Republicans think Biden is suffering from early stage dementia while 56 percent of Independents think so. Even among Democrats, a third of them recognize the early symptoms of dementia in their presumptive candidate.

Douglas Golden, writing for the Western Journal, said that

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Left Panics as Trump Supporters Line Up Days in Advance of Tulsa Rally on Saturday

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, June 19, 2020:

The media is panicking over Trump’s first rally since lockdown. People started lining up on Monday for the Saturday-evening rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The mayor says he is expecting more than 100,000 people trying to get into either the center or the alternate site next door. Together the two venues can hold 60,000.

The president tweeted that the numbers are out of sight:

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Trump Tweets Outrage Over High Court’s DACA Decision, Promises New Conservative Justices in his Second term

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, June 19, 2020: 

It wasn’t just the recent decision on Dreamers (DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the Supreme Court, declaring that President Obama’s illegal executive order couldn’t be overturned, that set off the president. It was a whole series of recent decisions by the high court that caused him to light up his Twitter account on Thursday:

The recent Supreme Court decisions, not only on DACA, Sanctuary Cities, Census, and others, tell you only one thing: we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court. If the Radical Left Democrats assume power [in November], your Second Amendment, Right to Life, Secure Borders and Religious Liberty, among many other things, are OVER and GONE!

Minutes later he added:

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One Million People Want Tickets to Trump’s Tulsa Rally; Left Goes Crazy

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, June 17, 2020:  

By last Friday, 200,000 people had signed up online to request a ticket to Trump’s grand opening in Tulsa on Saturday, June 20, the first in a series of reelection campaign rallies. Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted: “Trump MAGA Rally in Tulsa is hottest ticket ever! Over 200k tickets already & it’s not even political season.… Gonna be GREAT in the most open state in the nation!”

A day later he had to update his tweet: “Correction: now 300,000! Going to be epic!”

By Monday morning, the number had grown to almost a million. Tweeted President Trump: “Almost One Million people request[ing] tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!”

Predictably, the Left lost it. The Huffington Post’s snarky response was predictable, calling the rally “an absurdist situation” as a million people couldn’t possibly fit into the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center, which only holds 19,000 people.

The HuffPo writer, S.V. Date, couldn’t fathom why Trump would hold his kickoff rally in Oklahoma, a state which he won by 36 percentage points over his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, in 2016: “It is unclear why Trump’s campaign … is even holding a rally in Oklahoma, a deeply Republican state nearly completely surrounded by other Republican states.”

If someone has to explain to that HuffPo writer why Trump would deliberately go to his base for the first of his rallies then all hope is lost that he will understand anything else about the Trump phenomenon.

The HuffPo writer, a senior White House correspondent for the left-liberal outlet, just couldn’t understand it. After all, he wrote, “It is unlikely that many or even most of those who signed up for tickets on the Trump campaign’s website have any intention of making their way to Tulsa — a city with a population of 406,000 in a state of only 4 million.”

MSN said that

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Trump Appointee Takes Over at VOA; Two Top Staffers Immediately Quit

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, June 16, 2020: 

Within days of Michael Pack taking over as head of the Voice of America (VOA), both VOA’s director and deputy director quit. They knew Pack wouldn’t countenance their liberal-left and often anti-American viewpoints going out to hundreds of millions in foreign countries, using its perception as pro-America and a reliable source of information on important issues to sway people leftward.

When the president nominated Pack two years ago to be the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees the VOA, he declared it a victory:

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Virginia Repulican Loses Reelection Bid Over Gay Marriage, Immigration

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 15, 2020: 

First-term Congressman Denver Riggleman, representing Virginia’s dark blue 5th District, had nearly everything going for him. But his decision to officiate at the gay wedding of two of his campaign workers last summer, as well as his support for increased immigration, sank his reelection bid.

As an incumbent he had name recognition. He had lots of money. He had endorsements from Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University. He had the endorsement of President Donald Trump. He was a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

During his ill-fated campaign he said, “My support for President Trump can’t be tepid if I’m endorsed by him. I vote with POTUS 94.5% of the time.… I was appointed the president’s campaign co-chair here in Virginia.… I have a 100% National Right to Life score and have been endorsed by the [pro-life, anti-abortion] Susan B. Anthony List with an A score. I’m a co-sponsor of the Born-Alive legislation.”

All that was not enough. Riggleman lost on Saturday at a local Republican Party convention to challenger Bob Good, 42-58.

Good, a Campbell County Board member who also worked as an athletics official at Liberty University, accused Riggleman of “betraying” the values of the Republican Party with his presiding over the “wedding” last summer of two gay men who worked in his campaign.

Riggleman dug his own political grave by declaring at the time that:

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DOJ Warns Maryland County Officials Against Religious Discrimination

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 14, 2020:

The Justice Department sent a letter to officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Wednesday regarding religious discrimination over the County’s enforcement of coronavirus lockdown orders on religious gatherings but not on George Floyd protests.

Wrote Eric Dreiband, an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ:

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Republicans Announce Plans to Hold Its Convention in Jacksonville, Florida

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, June 12, 2020: 

The decision to move the Republican Party’s National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida, was announced with a flourish on Thursday night. Said Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC):

We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville. Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state [he and Melania officially moved there from New York City in November 2019], but it is crucial in the path to victory in 2020.

 

We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boom to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.

The state is crucial to Trump’s reelection. He captured the state over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by just 113,000 votes, out of more than nine million that were cast, and Duval County, where Jacksonville is located, by just 6,000 votes. At the moment Real Clear Politics has presumptive Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden leading the president by a little over three points in the state.

McDaniel explained why the party moved from Charlotte: “Governor [Roy] Cooper in North Carolina refused to work with us. It became very apparent that he was not going to give us guidelines so that we could hold our convention [there] and [so] we had to move the celebration to Florida.”

She touted the economic benefits to a city of 900,000, nearly a third of whom are black:

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Former Judge Urges Court to Deny Request to Dismiss Case Against Flynn

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, June 12, 2020:  

Former judge John Gleeson, whom Judge Emmet Sullivan asked to respond for him in support of continuing the prosecution against former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn, turned out 86 pages explaining why the case against Flynn should be continued.

For three years, Flynn has been targeted because he had served in the Obama administration and had seen with his own eyes its corruption. When President Donald Trump asked Flynn to come aboard as his national security advisor, Deep State insiders knew they were in trouble.

They moved Heaven and Earth to find a way to get rid of him. They found a way: They entrapped him into agreeing to a plea agreement — admitting that he lied to FBI agents — in order to protect his son from their harassment.

In court, Flynn said, “I should have stood my ground firmly [when the plea agreement was offered] for what I knew to be the truth — that I did not lie to the agents.… Regretfully, I followed my lawyers’ strong advice to confirm my plea even though it was all I could do to not cry out ‘no’ when this Court asked me if I was guilty.”

When evidence surfaced in April that that interview was conducted even after top officials at the FBI knew they had no case against Flynn but pursued him anyway, the Department of Justice filed a request to dismiss the case against him.

Ordinarily, this would have been the end of it, and Flynn could begin, after three years, to get on with his life.

But this is no ordinary time. U.S. District Court Judge Sullivan wanted to continue the case against Flynn. He invited various “friends of the court” to support his contention. When Flynn’s new lawyer, Sydney Powell, saw what was afoot she demanded that the Appellate Court force Sullivan to dismiss the case.

Instead Sullivan asked former Judge John Gleeson to respond in his place. Gleeson wrote that Flynn could not withdraw his guilty plea:

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Trump Support Among Younger Blacks Continues to Grow, Says UCLA Poll

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, June 11, 2020: 

A poll conducted by UCLA for its Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape project revealed that younger black voters hold much more favorable opinions of President Trump than do their elders.

According to results released on Wednesday,

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Fed’s Gloomy Outlook Sinks Stocks

This article appeared online at TheNewAmercan.com on Thursday, June 11, 2020: 

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s assessment that the surprisingly favorable jobs report last week was likely a one-off blip is pushing stock prices lower on Wall Street on Thursday.

Following the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday, Powell said that last week’s report “was a welcome surprise. We hope we get many more like it, but I think we have to be honest, that it’s a long road.”

This sent futures down more than two percent before the opening.

In its official statement issued by the FOMC, the Fed admitted that

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Trump to Resume Rallies; Media Suddenly Concerned About Social Distancing Again

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, June 10, 2020: 

Following the remarkably robust and surprising jobs report released last Friday, President Trump’s reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale announced that his political rallies would resume:

Americans are ready to get back to action, and so is President Trump. The great American comeback is real and the rallies will be tremendous.

 

You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of.

The media immediately pivoted away from covering the George Floyd protests and riots without a murmur of concern about the lack of “social distancing,” and are now criticizing the president’s decision to resume his rallies.

Politico’s headline perfectly illustrated the pivot: “Trump to Restart MAGA Rallies this Month Despite Coronavirus.” NPR joined in, tweeting, “President Trump will hit the campaign trail this month — despite the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of households across the country.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday to call out the hypocrisy:

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New York Times Opinion Editor Fired for Publishing Article by a Republican Senator

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, June 8, 2020: 

New York Times opinion editor James Bennet was fired on Sunday. He didn’t resign. In a meeting with Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger following the brouhaha that erupted after an opinion piece by Republican Senator Tom Cotton’s was published on Wednesday, Bennet knew there was only one vote in the room, and it wasn’t his.

Cotton’s opinion piece, “Send in the Troops,” was well-written and reasonable, as The New American reported at the time. Only as a last resort, wrote Cotton, should the president consider using the Insurrection Act of 1807 to quell the Antifa-infested riots if local and state law-enforcement agencies were unable to.

Bennet defended publishing Cotton’s letter even though disagreed with it: “It would undermine the integrity and independence of The New York Times if we only published views that editors like me agreed with, and it would betray what I think is our fundamental purpose: not to tell you what to think but to help you think for yourself.”

Initially Bennet got some support from Sulzberger. On Thursday morning, the Times’ publisher wrote: “I believe in the principle of openness to a range of opinions, even those we may disagree with, and this piece was published in that spirit.”

And then he waffled:

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Jobs Numbers Boosting Trump’s Reelection Chances

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 7, 2020:  

Following the extraordinary jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday, the president was exultant. In an impromptu Rose Garden event, President Trump said it was only a matter of time before “we will go back to having the greatest economy anywhere in the world — nothing close.… This is better than a V, this is a rocket ship!”

He then tweeted: “Oh, no, the Dems are worried again. The only one [who] can kill this comeback is Sleepy Joe Biden.”

Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic political strategist, agrees. He said on Friday, “If people think he [Trump] can’t win [in November], they are deluding themselves. He could be reelected. He lives and dies by these economic numbers.”

Opinion polls have consistently shown Trump’s performance on handling the economy winning broad approval. For instance, an Economist/YouGov poll released last week found that half of those polled approve of how he is managing the economy.

Several numbers stand out. According to Juan Williams, writing in the New York Times, 43 percent of black voters are moderates and a quarter identify themselves as conservative. As Williams put it, “These are the black people in church on Sunday. They are proud members of a sorority or fraternity.”

And, according to the latest Rasmussen poll,

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Biden Offends Police, Weakening His Support From Police Union Chiefs

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, June 6, 2020: 

In his first public speech in months, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden managed in Philadelphia on Tuesday to offend one his most reliable and consistent constituencies: police union chiefs.

He promised that as president he would in his first 100 days create a national police review commission, similar to civilian police review board, to call out police misbehaviors and offenses. And he apparently believes that such abuses are systemic throughout the country, claiming in his speech that “communities … have had a knee on their neck for a long time” — a reference to the death of George Floyd:

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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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