“Conservatives are using identity politics to destroy liberalism from within”

George Mason Prof: “Political correctness, as a movement, is a winning issue for” conservatives. One of the jokes on Twitter is how the mainstream media deflects liberal and Democrat failings by focusing on conservative and Republican reactions. Hence, headlines start with phrasing that conservatives and Republicans “pounce” or “seize on” or “slam” liberal mistakes. Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, writing at Bloomberg Opinion, has a variation on that theme, The Right Finds the Perfect Weapon Against the Left. That perfect weapon is liberal’s own obsession with identity politics, which is then used by conservatives “to destroy...

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Three Horrible Things We Learned About Liberals From the Kavanaugh Hearings

If someone told you that liberals don’t care about originalism, sticking to the Constitution, or treating conservatives fairly, the surprise level would be zero. Additionally, I’m sure no one was shocked that lefties were howling, being obnoxious, and generally acting like jackasses while they were protesting. These are things everyone on the Right already knows about the Left. However, there are some very new and terrible things we have learned about liberals after watching the way they behaved during the Kavanaugh hearings. 1) Liberals may consider rape allegations against Republicans to be just another political tactic There is a...

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Bar complaint filed against Blasey Ford’s lawyer

Judicial Watch has filed a complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals against Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers, Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, and Michael Bromwich. The complaint is based on the alleged failure of these lawyers to inform their client that Chairman Grassley offered to fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford in California to obtain her testimony. Rule 1.4(a) of the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct requires: “A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” Rule 1.4(b) requires: “A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.” More than once, Chairman Grassley and/or his staff advised Ford’s counsel by letter that she could give her testimony against Brett Kavanaugh in California, which was Ford’s preference. But when Ford eventually testified in Washington D.C., she stated: I wasn’t clear on what the offer was. If you were going to come out to see me, I would have happily hosted you and had you – had been happy to speak with you out there. I just did not – it wasn’t clear to me that that was the case. The “you” here is Rachel Mitchell, counsel for the Committee, who questioned Ford in...

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Dear conservatives (and liberals)…be better

Permit me, if you will, a hypothetical exercise. A controversial politician is invited by an organization or political candidate to speak at an event or is out for dinner. The figure’s pending appearance is mentioned in the local media – becoming a rather hot topic for opponents – or gets passed around social media. Protests and disruptions occur sometimes ruining dinner. Supporters of said controversial politician act surprised, while opponents claim the said figure is simply out of touch. The protests become the story garnering publicly (both good and bad) for the groups causing the disorder and sympathy for...

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Dissecting the Democrats’ Caravan Strategy

RUSH: The New York Post just published headline: “Migrant Caravan Heading for U.S. Turns Around in Mexico.” Have you seen this anywhere else? I haven’t. It’s not on Drudge yet. I report this to you with a little bit of caution. “The caravan of Honduran migrants have turned around today, a day after reaching the Mexico/Guatemala border, according to a report…” This is the New York Post, it’s an AP story. “Some 4,000 migrants fled their lives of poverty and violence in the Central American country with the hopes to make it…” They were bought and paid for. Nothing...

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Trump administration mulls rollback of Obama-era transgender protections, report says

The Trump administration is considering a possible rollback of Obama-era recognitions and protections that broadened the definition of gender, according to a report Sunday. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking into establishing the legal definition of sex under Title IX as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, a memo obtained by the New York Times showed. Title IX is the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance. HHS wants to define gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and...

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Muslim Cop Shoots Innocent Autistic Teen From his Vehicle in a Drive-By Shooting

Chicago, IL — Ricky Hayes is described as having “developmental disabilities” with “the cognitive level of a child” and “difficulty communicating.” So, when a Chicago cop, Sergeant Khalil Muhammad shot this innocent teen last year, the community was shocked. Now, video of the incident has just been released showing just how shocking this shooting actually was. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released video of the incident showing Muhammad shoot the autistic teen. It completely contradicts the officer’s version of events and shows little more than the attempted murder of an innocent teen with autism. The video was...

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Former Australian Politician Gives Life to Christ at 85 After Lifetime of Atheism

Never underestimate someone’s ability to have a significant paradigm shift…even in their golden years! We tend to think of the elderly as firmly set in their ways, but even at 85, one former Australian politician recently learned it’s never too late to make a change. Former Governor General of Australian, Bill Hayden, was a declared atheist most of his lifetime, but, after being influenced by several Catholics in his life, has been baptized into the Catholic Faith. take our poll – story continues below Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt...

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Raw footage: Floor collapses at party near Clemson U. Dancing guests go crashing into floor below.

Imagine having a great time on the dance floor, only to feel the floor beneath your feet suddenly collapse and find yourself falling to the floor below. That’s precisely what happened to party goers attending a party late Saturday near Clemson University in South Carolina. Raven Guerra, 20,  appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sunday to detail his experience at the party. “By the time I had put one foot out the door, I felt that something was weird and that’s when everyone just collapsed and the guy behind me disappeared,” Guerra explained. “Everyone was on the floor and people...

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Baby Trump blimp sails over Los Angeles

Since city’s typhus epidemic isn’t contained, it is a good thing balloon Trump is wearing a diaper. This July, the “Baby Trump” blimp flew in London, much to the amusement of European progressives. Showing that Los Angeles officials are óevery bit as out-of-touch with average Americans as their Euro-counterparts, the balloon just made its debut on the Left Coast by flying over the Los Angeles Convention Center. The balloon, dubbed “Baby Trump,” depicts the president as an orange-and-yellow scowling toddler with sideswept hair and wearing a diaper. It was raised Friday morning over the 110 and 10 freeway interchange...

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The 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I...

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Fake news: Two case studies

I was asked by our local chapter of the Cardozo Society — an affinity group of Jewish lawyers of which I am a member — to speak over lunch as a counterpart to ABA Foundation Fellow and historian Victoria Saker Woeste on the subject of fake news at the society’s October 8 continuing legal education program. Ms. Woeste was the featured speaker. Her theme was that the term “fake news” is anti-Semitic in origin and that President Trump’s use of it, knowingly or not, is wrongful. Her talk expanded on her Washington Post column (accessible via Outline here) making this argument. Following her presentation I noted that the theme of “fake news” had originally been introduced after the election by Democrats who used it to describe stories representing Russian interference in the election. The term was used as a gibe against Trump, I noted, and he had simply appropriated it and made it his own. I reviewed two case studies in fake news that are familiar to Power Line readers, Rathergate and the smearing of Cleta Mitchell. I passed out materials accompanying my talk that documented the smearing of Cleta Mitchell, the calling out of the smear by the Wall Street Journal and Cleta’s email correspondence with the perpetrators at McClatchy News (embedded at the bottom). Though there is nothing new here, I thought some readers might find my...

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Is Tulsi Gabbard the latest 2020 Democrat hopeful?

Is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard preparing for a run in the 2020 Democrat primary for president? The Hawaiian representative is the first Hindu to serve in Congress and an Iraqi war veteran. She’s also a Bernie Bro anti-war progressive who has even managed to get sideways with Hawaii’s teacher union. That takes some doing for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of a teacher’s union. She was one of just three representatives and the only Democrat who refused to condemn Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal chemical attack on his own people. After the attack, Gabbard traveled to Syria to meet...

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Psychological Disorders as Policy Shouldn’t Win an Election

RUSH: So I just checked the email, a public email account, which I do often sometimes during the breaks, and I found one. A subject line is how I find these. “Dear Mr. Limbaugh, I disagree with your assessment of what this election is about. The main voting issue is not immigration or health care. It is that the Democrat voting base is a bunch of nuts.” I wish that were true. I have tried to make that a fundamental issue in people’s minds. The literal insanity, the psychological disorders… And I mean that with every essence of my...

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Khashoggi death account not ‘credible,’ lawmakers across aisle say

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were fired up by Friday’s report that Jamal Khashoggi, the activist and writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey earlier this month, had been killed in a fight, as reported by Saudi state media. Democrats and Republicans alike questioned the reported details of his death. It was said to have been preceded by “a brawl and a physical altercation” that erupted after “discussions between citizen Jamal Khashoggi and those who met him while he was in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul,” Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said in a statement, according...

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President Trump: US Will Pull Out Of Nukes Treaty With Russia

On Saturday, President Donald Trump said that he would pull the united States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia due to his claims, which were not in detail, that Moscow had violated the treaty. “We are going to terminate the agreement and then we are going to develop the weapons” unless Russia and China agree to a new deal, said Trump. “Russia has violated the agreement,” Trump continued.  “They’ve been violating it for many years and I don’t know why President Obama didn’t negotiate or pull out. take our poll – story continues below Completing this poll grants...

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Unruly Dems confront Mitch McConnell in restaurant, bang fists, throw food out the door

Another day, another leftist attack on a Republican lawmaker. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted at a Kentucky restaurant by some belligerent diners who screamed at him to leave. The Kentucky Republican was dining with his wife, Elaine Chao at Havana Rumba in Louisville when the four men began to berate him about his stance on health care and social security, according to a TMZ video shot by a customer at the eatery. “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” one man shouted. The woman recording the scene, who could be heard...

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Ed Whelan theory of Christine Ford’s mistaken identification of Kavanaugh ultimately prevailed

Now that Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, it’s worth taking a look back at what changed the course of the fight. Democrats had thrown everything they had at Kavanaugh, including a misleadingly edited video circulated by Sen. Kamala Harris and false accusations of perjury circulated by many Democrats. None of it stuck, in part because of rapid fact response by the administration, Kavanaugh’s team, and non-liberal media. Then came the leak of a letter Christine Blasey Ford had written to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, on September 13, after the hearings had concluded. We all suspected that this leak...

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The Five Keys to Surviving Attacks from a Social Media Mob

As someone who first started doing political blogging in 2001, I can tell you that there was once a time when the chances of a regular person being cut to ribbons online for a faux pas were practically zero. As someone who has been deluged with negative comments after building a top 10,000 in the world website, has received numerous death threats and quasi-death threats (i.e. “Someone should slit your throat), has been doxed, has been the target of hit pieces in BuzzFeed and the New York Times, and has literally had thousands of negative tweets aimed at him in a...

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How do we define who’s “meddling” in elections?

This is a question we’ve addressed here before, but recent events make it more applicable than ever. A 44-year-old Russian woman named Elena Khusyaynova has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The headline alone is enough to send chills down your spine. It’s got the word “conspiracy” right in the title and she’s not just going after a specific candidate or group of people. She’s targeting the entire nation. But what did she actually do? We can find some answers in the announcement from the Justice Department. Here’s a hint: she was “meddling.” A criminal complaint...

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As AFM illness strikes dozens of children, doctors say CDC is being too cautious

BAKERSFIELD: LaMay Axton watched in horror as her granddaughter Cambria stumbled and toppled over as she ran into the kitchen of their house. The 2-year-old tried to stand back up, but couldn’t. “Her little legs just fell from under her, like a marionette doll,” said Axton, who lives in Menifee in Riverside County. Within hours, Cambria was unable to move her arms or her legs. Her diaphragm stopped working, so she needed machines to breathe. In September 2016, doctors determined that she had an unexplained condition called acute flaccid myelitis. In 2014, more than 100 children in the U.S....

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My Analysis of My Own Midterm Election Prediction

RUSH: Okay, to the audio sound bites. If you’re on hold, if you’re on the phones, be patient. We’re coming to you el quicko. This is the sound bite from the Hannity interview last night that Fox has been playing all day long to get people’s reaction to it. BEGIN ARCHIVE CLIP RUSH: I still say that I think there are things that have yet to happen that are going to determine outcomes in some races that we don’t know. So it’s still very hard to predict. Kavanaugh feedback, reaction, was 100% positive for Republicans. The Democrats really blew...

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NJ leaders grappling with sex assault claim arising from Murphy gubernatorial campaign

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Katie Brennan, chief of staff at the state’s housing agency and a former volunteer for the governor’s campaign, first called the police in April 2017, one day, she said, after a campaign staffer allegedly forced himself on her. (Reuters) Katie Brennan spent more than a year trying to get authorities to take action against the man she accuses of sexually assaulting her. Finally, she emailed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Ms. Brennan, chief of staff at the state’s housing agency and a former volunteer for the governor’s campaign, first called the police in April...

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Antisemitic, Muslim, Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar Faces Fraud, Bigamy Charges with Her Own Brother

Ilhan Omar is running for woman beater Hakim Muhammad (aka Keith Ellison)’s seat. She should be deported. Instead, she will most likely be a member of Congress. Ellison/Muhammad is the former Nation of Islam “activist” who has a long history of promoting and associating with antisemitic groups. Ellison embodied the leftist Islamic alliance, far-left and jihad anti-Israel politics. Ilhan Omar is worse. Omar, a Muslim Somali-American who has come under fire for her harsh criticism of Israel, was one of just two lawmakers in 2017 who voted against a Minnesota bill to deny life insurance payments to any person convicted of aiding or...

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