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

CBS Still Considers Southern Poverty Law Center Credible

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, December 16, 2019:

As CBS News was developing its complaint against Fidelity Investment’s charitable fund, it considered information gleaned from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as accurate. The gist of the complaint was that Fidelity shouldn’t allow its charity’s funds to go to “hate groups” on SPLC’s HateWatch list, which included the Family Research Council (FRC).

When informed of the smear Lieutenant General (Ret.) William G. Boykin, the FRC’s executive vice president, responded:

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“Slander Through Innuendo” Practiced by CBS News

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, December 16, 2019: 

In his recently released book “Unmasked: Big Media’s war Against Trump,” author Brent Bozell defines the difference between “false news” and “fake news”: “‘False news’ is when media outlets make a mistake … ‘Fake News’ is the inexcusable … essence of journalist dishonesty. The journalist knows that what he or she is presenting is either false or designed to advance an agenda.”

There is a third kind: “slander through innuendo” news. CBS News just got caught practicing that third kind.

As “journalist” (loosely defined) Stephen Gandel was putting together his complaint for CBS against Fidelity Investment’s charitable fund, he considered the information gleaned from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as accurate. The gist of his complaint was that Fidelity shouldn’t allow its charity’s funds to go to “hate groups” on SPLC’s HateWatch list. One of them included the Family Research Council (FRC).

When informed of the pending smear Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, the FRC’s Executive Vice President, responded:

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Trump’s Reelection Prospects Continue to Brighten

This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2019: 

The latest results from Quinnipiac University posted at Real Clear Politics on Tuesday show the president beating any of the top Democrat contenders in Iowa and Arizona in the upcoming presidential primaries, but losing to every one of them nationally.

In general election polling, Donald Trump loses to Joe Biden by nine points, to Bernie Sanders by eight points, to Elizabeth Warren by seven points, to Pete Buttigieg by five points, to Mayor Bloomberg by six points, and to Amy Klobuchar by four points.

Prediction polls (aka betting sites), on the other hand, show a much different picture. Mark Angelides of Liberty Nation posted one betting site’s results: Trump is even money to win next November while his likely Democrat opponent, Joe Biden, has just one chance in six to take the prize.

Other betting sites such as ElectionBettingOdds.com, Betfair.com, and Predictit.com show nearly identical results.

What’s remarkable is that these results have remained steady during a time when Democrats have ratcheted up the pressure on the president with claims (backed by articles of impeachment) that he misused the powers of his office and should be removed. Angelides expressed his astonishment:

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Lovers of Liberty Have Little Reason to Lament the Passing of Paul Volcker

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019:  

His CV – his curriculum vitae – is the first giveaway. Volcker was the quintessential “establishment” man. He graduated from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1949, spent the summer as a research assistant at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, moved on to Harvard to earn a degree in political science, and then attended the London School of Economics under a Rotary Foundation scholarship.

In 1952 he joined the staff of the New York Fed, leaving that position five years later to become

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Unhappy Taxpayers Vote to Get Rid of … Their Village!

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, December 9, 2019: 

The 5,000 folks who used to live in Amelia, Ohio, take their Declaration of Independence seriously: “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of [its obligation to protect the rights of its citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.”

After a series of apparent governmental overreaches, the township voted two-to-one in early November to abolish it. After the votes were verified, Amelia officially dissolved on November 25, leaving the mayor, several police officers, and other government officials without jobs.

The overreaches included a refurbishing of an old manse for the government’s new offices at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars. It was claimed by government officials that this would cost less than building a new building.

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Voters Dissolve Amelia, Ohio Over One Percent Income Tax

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, December 9, 2019: 

The sign welcoming visitors to Amelia, Ohio used to say “Welcome to Amelia, Ohio, where Vision Becomes Reality – Todd Hart, Mayor.” The sign is gone, along with the Mayor, members of the village council, seven police officers, and numerous government employees. The parking lot at the newly refurbished manse – which cost several hundred thousand dollars and included chandeliers, a fancy brass lion front door knocker, and a gazebo – is all but empty. And the new reality is, after having been incorporated in 1900, Amelia no longer exists.

Its citizens are now being served by the townships of Pierce and Batavia, located in the suburbs east of Cincinnati.

The unravelling of the village began when

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Senate Confirms Another Originalist Trump Appointee to the Federal Bench

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 6, 2019: 

The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sarah Pitlyk to the federal bench, the 165th Trump appointee to be confirmed. So far.

Voting 49-44 to confirm (with Senator Susan Collins of Maine the only Republican to vote against her), the Senate filled an open position on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Since his inauguration, the president has nominated 230 people to the federal bench and expects that more than 180 of them will have been confirmed by the end of the year.

Erielle Davidson of The Federalist Society, which has provided vetting for Trump’s appointments, is delighted: “Almost 30 percent of all circuit judges in the United States are now Trump appointees [with] nearly one in five … district court judges … Trump appointees.” Their average age, according to Davidson, is 49, which translates to 30 years or more of “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution in cases brought to their consideration.

The White House calls this

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George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin’s Parents, Others for $100 Million Claiming Coverup During His Trial

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, December 5, 2019: 

In a lawsuit filed by his attorney on Tuesday, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who was forced to defend himself using deadly force against Trayvon Martin the night of February 26, 2012, claimed that many parties involved in his trial fabricated evidence in an attempt to convict him of murder.

Their efforts failed when he was found not guilty. But the manipulations behind the attempt to convict Zimmerman of murder just recently came to light. Hence the lawsuit.

Zimmerman named Martin’s parents, Martin’s alleged girlfriend and her coached “stand in,” the Martin family attorney, the prosecutor, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the lawsuit, claiming that each of them had a hand in “conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of [Martin’s girlfriend] who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin’s death, by substituting an imposter and fake witness … to assist in committing perjury in sworn testimony to cause the arrest, prosecution, and sentencing to life in prison of George Zimmerman, as well as causing a federal investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman for civil rights violations.”

That’s a mouthful and sounds like grist for a John Grisham legal thriller.

Grisham should have such an imagination. The evidence came to light when a third party, Joel Gilbert, was doing a backgrounder on a documentary he was developing about Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Gillum served as city commissioner for Tallahassee when Zimmerman was forced to defend himself and later became mayor of Tallahassee.

Let Gilbert tell his story:

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Senate Preparing for Trump Impeachment Trial

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 4, 2019: 

With an impeachment vote against the president by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives almost a sure thing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is preparing for his trial. On Tuesday he said the first step would be to see if he could cobble together some sort of bipartisan agreement on procedure with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Barring that, McConnell said he would let his Republican conference set the rules. If that doesn’t happen, then the third option would come into play: Let the House members make their case for impeaching the president before the entire Senate, with rebuttal provided by Trump’s lawyers. Then the Senate, vote by vote, would determine the next step to take.

The process could take months.

Or it could end with that first vote.

Much depends upon the Senate majority leader,

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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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Trump’s Approval Ratings Among Blacks Improving in Several Recent Polls

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 26, 2019:

Until recently President Donald Trump’s approval ratings among black voters were in the low double digits. In July and August, for example, Rasmussen Reports’ approval numbers for the president were in the mid-20s. A recent Economist/YouGov poll had the number at 16 percent among blacks, while a MorningConsult/Politico poll reported 18 percent and Gallup reporting 21 percent support for the president among blacks.

But as the impeachment hearings droned on and on something happened.

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Bloomberg Officially Announces His Candidacy for President

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

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially announced his candidacy on Sunday, declaring on his newly-minted website:

I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America.

 

We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions. He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.

This is Bloomberg’s strategy: Ignore the other Democrat candidates vying for their party’s nomination and instead focus on the president and his alleged failures. According to Bloomberg,

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Voter Support for Trump Growing as Impeachment Circus Rolls On

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 22, 2019:  

When a bad product is brought to market with much advertising behind it, consumers will quickly reject it, and the product is removed. Think New Coke. Think Corvair. Think Edsel.

Think impeachment.

The Democrats have stepped in it. If they move forward, they will continue to improve the president’s chances for reelection. If they move to impeach, they virtually guarantee it.

The latest polls from Gallup and Marquette prove the point.

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 new 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

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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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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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