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johnrussell
The right and right media is in full throat trying to invent an "equivalency " between the Charlottesville white supremacists and the people who protested those racists and anti-Semites . The anti-raciists are dubbed "antifa" by the right , although there are many photos of protesters who appear to be no more than college students or otherwise very normal looking people.  But let's go with the idea for the moment that the battle was "white supremacists" vs "anarchists" (antifa).... 
 
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Antifa - What is it? Is it bad or good?


By:  @squirrel, 19 hours ago
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Latest By:  @321steve, 3 minutes ago

Sean Hannity likes to use the word "Antifa" a lot to describe people he does not like. (I tune to a local conservative radio station and listen to his show when I'm driving, and every so often I watch him on FOX TV to get the views of another side.  I try to divide my viewing equally from FOX to CNN, MSNBC, abc, NBC, CBS, et. al.)  Hannity's use of the word "antifa" seemed odd to me, especially for a self-described "American Patriot" to have any problem at all with people who are... 
 
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When Liberals Club People, It’s With Love In Their Hearts


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 9 hours ago
Comments:  31
Latest By:  @krishna, 14 minutes ago

Apparently, as long as violent leftists label their victims “fascists,” they are free to set fires, smash windows and beat civilians bloody. No police officer will stop them. They have carte blanche to physically assault anyone they disapprove of, including Charles Murray, Heather Mac Donald, Ben Shapiro, me and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as anyone who wanted to hear us speak. Even far-left liberals like Evergreen State professor Bret Weinstein will be stripped of police protection... 
 
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Does the "alt-right" have any value to America?


By:  @johnrussell, 19 minutes ago
Comments:  1
Latest By:  @johnrussell, 17 minutes ago

The alt-right has gained fame and some influence , it seems, by beating the drum for white nationalism, economic nationalism, obvious bigotry, etc Alt-right  beliefs  have been described as isolationist ,  protectionist ,  antisemitic , and white supremacist,  frequently overlapping with  Neo Nazism ,   nativism  and  Islamophobia ,   antifeminism  and  homophobia ,   right-wing populism ,  and the  neoreactionary movement . The concept has further been... 
 
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Court rules Arkansas can block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood


By:  @vic-eldred, 3 hours ago
Comments:  4
Latest By:  @community, 31 minutes ago

By  BRIANNA EHLEY   08/16/2017 12:53 PM EDT Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter A federal appeals court Wednesday  ruled  that Arkansas could withhold Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in response to a series of undercover sting videos recorded by an anti-abortion group. The ruling Wednesday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacates preliminary injunctions from a federal judge that required the state to continue Medicaid payments following... 
 
vic-eldred
The FBI has "reopened" its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News.  American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the development a “positive sign,” in an interview Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” Sekulow said the FBI sent him a letter saying it had reopened his Freedom of Information Act request for... 
 
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President retreats from cutting off payments, deemed unlawful by a judge, to quicken Obamacare's collapse by  Brendan Kirby  |  Updated  16 Aug 2017 at 8:20 PM The federal government — at least for another month — will continue paying  insurance company subsidies  that President Donald Trump had suggested eliminating in order to pressure Congress to repeal Obamacare, MarketWatch first reported Wednesday. The subsidies, known as... 
 
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Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC


By:  @bob-nelson, 7 hours ago
Comments:  3
Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 4 hours ago

A viewer walks past a series of images titled "Mao Trump" by contemporary pop artist Knowledge Bennett on display at the Ren Gallery in Los Angeles in January 2016 MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty Images. Fired White House staffer argued "deep state" attacked Trump administration because the president represents a threat to cultural Marxist memes, globalists, and bankers. The memo at the heart of the latest blowup at the National Security Council paints a dark picture of media,... 
 
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In Search Of The Lost Cause : The Southern Statues


By:  @johnrussell, yesterday
Comments:  32
Latest By:  @randy, 4 hours ago

Trump tried to make a big deal about the protest the neo Nazis and others made in Virginia , a protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.  Trump, probably the most ignorant of history president we have ever had, knows nothing about the meaning and purpose of these statues, so I will help him out. Most of the memorial statues of Confederate figures that dot southern cities are part of the "Lost Cause" mythology that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.... 
 
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Elder of Ziyon tweet.


By:  @kpr37, 19 hours ago
Comments:  15
Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 4 hours ago

  The tweet is from Elder of Ziyon. A left of center blogger. http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/  
 
krishna
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Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'


By:  @krishna, 5 hours ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 5 hours ago

Then CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State, June 16, 2016. (Photo: AP) Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a  letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer  with his impressions of Trump’s... 
 
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JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon. (Photograph by Diane Bondareff — Invision for JP Morgan Chase/AP)  Even though  J.P. Morgan  CEO Jamie Dimon said he disagreed with President Donald Trump's decision to leave the  Paris Agreement  earlier this year, he maintained that he still had a responsibility " to engage our elected officials ...and advocate for policies that improve people's lives." Now, amid outrage over  Trump's Charlottesville response , Dimon has condemned the president.... 
 
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Photo of ‘Antifa’ man assaulting officer was doctored, analysis shows


By:  @321steve, 6 hours ago
Comments:  3
Latest By:  @krishna, 5 hours ago

          An image that appeared to capture a member of an anti-fascist group beating a U.S. police officer with a club during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is fake. The image was widely shared shortly after Saturday’s car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, which followed a rally organized by neo-Nazis and white nationalists to protest the relocation of a Confederate statute.The doctored photograph, the Associated Press and  Snopes.com found ,... 
 
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Two Christian reactions to Charlottesville


By:  @bob-nelson, 7 hours ago
Comments:  4
Latest By:  @randy, 6 hours ago

The Christian blogosphere, like pretty much the whole Internet, is currently focused on Charlottesville... Here are two examples. =========================================== Does Opposing Nazis Make You “Leftist”? They were marching with swastikas, and shouts of “Sieg Heil.” Some of them loitered, armed, outside the synagogue in Charlottesville. “Jews will not replace us!” they chanted. We can argue about whether it’s accurate to call them the “far right”... 
 
redding-shasta-jefferson-usa
The Democratic Party has morphed over time from being a party that was pro-labor; anti-greed; and, via the New Deal, a supporter of demand-side Keynesian economics to being the party that is against "The System" and anti-capitalist. Instead of upholding national goals and national identity, it has taken the side of tribalism, where identity politics is the end-all and be-all. The epicenter of this shift from being progressive or liberal to being neo-Marxist, neo-fascist, and subversive of... 
 
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Charlottesville Has Become a Pretext for Letting Antifa Run Wild Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images By JOHN ZMIRAK August 16, 2017 John Zmirak Here’s a short quiz I’d like to see administered to every American. The results would be instructive. They’d reveal whether a person is an informed citizen who actually supports our system of government. Or just some schlump who happens to live here. Which groups of American citizens, under the Constitution, may march publicly? Which may... 
 
redding-shasta-jefferson-usa
When California’s liberal Democrat legislative majority passed infamous Senate Bill #277 mandating seventy-four (74) “Made-in-China” vaccines as a requirement for California’s children to attend Public or Private schools no one suspected that that act would act as the catalyst to bring down the Democratic Party both nationwide and in California – but it did. And it is… Today, California itself is on the chopping block. NORMAL PEOPLE are taking control away from the liberal Democrats.... 
 
johnrussell
  https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/08/16/sorry-conservatives-theres-no-equivalence-between-the-extreme-right-and-the-extreme-left/?utm_term=.d5c2987bf665 The president of the United States, the Republican Party and the conservative movement are all facing a moral crisis brought on by the events in Charlottesville, which were just the most vivid and tragic expression of a broader trend that has emerged in the past two years and especially since Donald Trump... 
 
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Phoenix Mayor Doesn’t Want President Trump’s Rally in His City Next Week


By:  @randy, 8 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 8 hours ago

  by   ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  Charles Norfleet / Getty Images file Trump's campaign announced the event Wednesday — a day after  the president blamed "both sides"  for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators. The Aug. 22 rally will take place at the... 
 
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Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked


By:  @randy, yesterday
Comments:  2
Latest By:  @randy, 8 hours ago

The pictured showed children at a day care centre in Maryland Dave Lee North America technology reporter   The tweet,  the first in a series of three , quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Mr Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. It has been liked almost three million times since it was posted on 13 August following the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. The milestone was reached at approximately 01:07... 
 
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Top Business Leaders Have Given Up On Trump


By:  @johnrussell, 11 hours ago
Comments:  3
Latest By:  @randy, 9 hours ago

An awful day for Trump's presidency https://www.axios.com/an-awful-day-for-trumps-presidency-2473799057.html?utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=organic According to an executive who was involved in today's decision to disband President Trump's top outside business board, the CEOs decided they "couldn't justify the capital they were spending, hoping that this guy can function in a somewhat mature and statesmanlike way." Trump used a tweet to preemptively shut down his top... 
 
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The Psychology of the New McCarthyism


By:  @s, 16 hours ago
Comments:  11
Latest By:  @321steve, 9 hours ago

Google fired James Damore for authoring  a memo  circulated in Google and beyond that promotes views Google disagreed with, and found offensive and/or bigoted (even though a slew of scientific experts have now weighed in suggesting that, especially for an amateur, many of his claims were ballpark accurate and there was little bigotry there;  go here for many sources,  and go to this Heterodox blog for the  best single source ).  His main stated goal was to start a discussion about the... 
 
321steve
  trump proclaimed !  This nation is going to hell But was it ? The dissonance between gloomy rhetoric and recent performance is greatest on the economy. America’s recovery is now the fourth-longest on record, the stockmarket is at an all-time high, unemployment is below 5% and real median wages are at last starting to rise. There are genuine problems, particularly high inequality and the plight of low-skilled workers left behind by globalisation. But these have festered... 
 
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I Understand Your Frustration. You Choose Not to Understand Mine


By:  @jonathan-p, 2 days ago
Comments:  24
Latest By:  @cerenkov, 10 hours ago

This past weekend, our country was given a taste of what it's like to allow extreme elements the unfettered access that We, The People at large have grown accustomed to. In the name of the First Amendment, a peaceful protest was commandeered by violent elements, and anarchy ensued. An innocent woman died, and the perpetrator is not at all remorseful. People waved Nazi flags, fanning the flames of hatred. There were people that reacted violently to this, which caused the event to spiral into... 
 
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Our Self-Serving Emperor Has No Clothes


By:  @johnrussell, 6 days ago
Comments:  93
Latest By:  @community, 10 hours ago

Last week I saw an article about Trump's obsessions. I seeded it here, to little or no effect as I recall. The article contained a graphic which displayed how many times President* Trump mentions the election , the vote, the electoral college , Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama in his interviews with media outlets. He mentions all of these items except "electoral" in 75% of his interviews. I think it is a simple curioisity to wonder why this is, but we don't see this line of... 
 
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