MSNBC’s Most Recent Political Charade

Roger Altman

Unless you are a fan of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” you may not know Roger Altman.  He has recently come out of the shadows of oblivion to serve as a spokesperson for one of the left’s latest political narratives – that the business community is breaking with the Republican Party.  It is one of those situations in which the left-leaning media offers a specious opinion in the hope that the mere allegation will make it happen. They are trying to create the schism by reporting it as fact – hoping others…

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Amazon just banned this book

In a letter to Amazon this week, a group of Republican U.S. senators demanded to know why the retail giant suddenly removed a book by political philosopher Ryan Anderson. The book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement,” scrutinizes the prevailing transgender orthodoxy we see pouring out of leftist activism, the LGBT movement, the mainstream media, and, increasingly, modern healthcare institutions. Responding to this clear case of partisan censorship, Sen. Marco Rubio and three of his GOP colleagues fired off a letter to Amazon demanding answers. “We write…

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The Truth About DC Statehood

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted along party lines to establish Washington, DC as the 51st state. The areas surrounding the National Mall, White House, and Capitol Hill would remain a federal district. The remainder of DC would be granted statehood and be known as the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth (named after Frederick Douglass). Democrats claim the push for statehood is in the best interest of the area’s residents. But in reality, it has nothing to do with these folks and everything to do with power. Washington is…

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The elderly won the pandemic

If you think older Americans have struggled to cope through the pandemic, think again. According to new research by financial services firm Edward Jones, they have actually been faring far better than their younger counterparts. The Edward Jones and Age Wave Study focused exclusively on how different generations have held up emotionally and financially in the months since the lockdowns began, and some of its findings are at least as startling as how quickly even 70-year-olds came to love Zoom. “COVID-19’s impact forever changed the reality of many Americans, yet…

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Thoughts on George Floyd

Derek Chauvin And George Floyd

This commentary is not so much about the issue of racism – or even systemic racism – where it may or may not exist.  It is about the way we see and react to events through the lens of racism and racist narratives.  The Floyd case is a perfect example of the problem. Virtually all the reports – those media narratives – we saw and heard throughout and since the trial were conversations about assumed racism.  It was the racism of one cop – who is said to reflect the inherent…

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Oscar Night Proves Movie Stars Cannot Do Television

The Oscars Logo

There was a lot of hype for the 93rd Annual Oscar Awards – a lot.  It was to be different – more exciting – more entertaining.  We should not expect less since they ARE the entertainment industry. They did make a lot of changes.  There was no celebrity host to stitch the show together – and provide some comic relief as a counterpoint to the droning acceptance speeches.  If I were to give a summary critique of the evening, I would say that everyone was well dressed.  As might be…

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Biden Is Lying About Georgia Election Laws

All during his campaign for President, Joe Biden kept promising to bring the nation together – to be unifier-in-chief.  He has not only fallen short of that ambition, he has proven himself to be a strident left-wing authoritarian ideologue.  What he does is so far removed from what he says that Biden is turning out to be a despicable divisive fraud. Whew!  That is pretty harsh.  But one only need look at the record of what he said on the hustings and what he says and does now.  He has…

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Biden’s Foreign Policy Is Dangerous

While President Biden is myopically focused on domestic policy – mainly how to grow the federal government into an authoritarian behemoth – the foreign scene is going to Hell. Biden has basically canceled all of President Trump’s tough foreign policy measures to return to the speak-softly-and-carry-no-stick policies of the past.  This guy cannot even talk tough. Virtually every nation in the world today knows well that America under Biden and the left-wing establishment will play a passive role on the world stage. It is even worse than President Obama’s oxymoronic…

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Why Does Trump Hate Mitch McConnell?

One of former President Trump’s least admirable traits is his habit of turning on friends and allies out of personal pique. It has not served the Republican Party well … or the conservative cause … or even Trump, himself. There is no person in politics to whom I pledge fealty – not even Trump.  I am driven by the issues and the skill with which those on my side pursue them.  I may not agree with every position or action taken by such people as Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted…

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Should private donations be banned in politics?

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) last weekend signed a bill that bans private donations for election processes in the state.  “With public confidence in our elections in peril, it’s clear our elections must be pristine and above reproach – and the sole purview of government,” said Ducey.  The bill passed the Arizona Legislature with no support from Democrats. It is largely a response to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $419 million donation to local and state election offices in 2020.  Zuckerberg claims his money went to “nonpartisan” groups “to promote safe…

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