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Ilhan Omar’s Tormentors Are Proving Her Point

New Congressman Ilhan Omar is catching flak from establishment pro-Israel Democrats over remarks that pointed out that Israel’s lobbying prowess in Washington is formidable. The ironic part is, those saying Israel doesn’t have that much power are proving that it does by trying to crush her.

People Should Have the Self-Discipline to Resist a Billion-Dollar Advertising and Marketing Behemoth

Americans live in a culture that has been configured into a cash-extracting consumerist super-mall. When people spend, they’re merely doing what they’re told to do over and over and over again. How does conformity make people evil?

Need Extra Cash? Blackmail Donald Trump. He’ll Pay.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen dished on the president in testimony before Congress. There were many tasty revelations, like the one that Trump didn’t want his college transcripts released. Personally I went for the useful one: if you’re ever short of cash you can blackmail the billionaire even for the sins he hasn’t committed. A most interesting form of economic stimulus.

If Climate Change Were an Asteroid, Humanity Would Drop Everything To Stop It

The world isn’t doing anything to stop or reverse global warming. Which, considering that it could literally result in human extinction, is totally insane. What if the existential threat were more cinematic?

Democrats Are Gay for Robert Mueller and It’s Getting Silly

Democrats’ expectations for Robert Muller and his investigation of the Trump campaign and possible collusion with Russia have risen to such heights that it’s hard to imagine that they won’t be seriously disappointed.

Left-Wing Hoaxers Are the Only Reason the Awesome Trump Administration Looks Bad

“Empire” TV actor Jussie Smollett is accused of faking a racial and homophobic bias attack on himself in Chicago, allegedly in order to make the Trump Administration look bad. But hey, it’s not anyone needs to fake anything to make Trump, the Republicans or the United States look awful. The truth is bad enough.

Too Bad They Don’t Vet Candidates for the Really Really Awful Things They’ve Done

Wearing blackface is/was an idiotic thing for the Virginia governor or attorney general to do when they were young. It may destroy their political careers and maybe that’s OK. But many more politicians do far worse things that truly deserve severe sanctions and get rewarded for them instead.

You Can Support a Candidate You Agree With or One Who’s Electable…Or So They Say

Bernie vs. Hillary is history, so now the mainstream media is gearing up for 2020 with another round of opinion pieces declaring that “centrists” are more electable than “extremists.” There is, however, no evidence to support this argument.

We Need a Wall to Protect the Troops We Need Because There’s Not a Wall

Talk about circular reasoning!

President Trump says he needs to build his border wall in order to protect the thousands of troops he stationed there because there wasn’t a wall. What?