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Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Empty Relevance Of Never Trump

The Empty Relevance Of Never Trump: The prominence of Never Trump pundits in liberal outlets is mostly fueled by a wistful longing for the days of the principled conservative who always lost.

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of Summer 2019

The 15 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of Summer 2019: Here's an entertaining list of the worst offerings to grace theaters this summer, as judged by plot and box office receipts.

CNN Just Paid Off Another Corrupt Deep State Leaker With A TV Contract

CNN Just Paid Off Another Corrupt Deep State Leaker With A TV Contract: CNN announced Thursday it has Andrew McCabe on as a contributor after criticizing other network hirings of former White House officials.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

My Son's Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda

My Son's Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda: Now that I have witnessed college propaganda firsthand, I refuse to ignore the indefensible and discriminatory behavior of the liberal campus bullies.

Stop Believing The Big Lie That Washington Can Solve All Our Problems

Stop Believing The Big Lie That Washington Can Solve All Our Problems: Too many think we no longer need to roll up our sleeves and work, bottom-up, to earn a growing economy, a just society, or a stronger nation.

Scholastic's New Catalog Hawks Books To Stuff Kids With Identity Politics

Scholastic's New Catalog Hawks Books To Stuff Kids With Identity Politics: The world's largest publisher and distributor of books to kids, Scholastic has gone full woke. You won't believe the garbage they're selling.

All In The Family


Sunday, August 18, 2019

The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives

The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives: A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Basic Math Proves Prog Agenda Can't Be Funded By Soaking The Rich

Basic Math Proves Prog Agenda Can't Be Funded By Soaking The Rich: A new study revealed that it is mathematically impossible to pay for Democrats' proposals without dramatically raising taxes on the middle class.

The Last Straw


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You've Been Told

Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You've Been Told: Illegal immigration looks good for the economy on the surface, but a deeper look reveals exorbitant costs that hurt some of the worst-off in America.

8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing

8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing: High schools and colleges have become factories of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books every student needs to balance the fight.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

STUDY: Nets Promote Liberal Gun Control Policies Over Gun Rights 17 to 1 in El Paso/Dayton Coverage

STUDY: Nets Promote Liberal Gun Control Policies Over Gun Rights 17 to 1 in El Paso/Dayton Coverage

Hill Columnist Calls Out Left’s ‘Big Money’ Hypocrisy About George Soros

Hill Columnist Calls Out Left’s ‘Big Money’ Hypocrisy About George Soros

We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It's Killing Us

We Killed God, Family, And Community — And Now It's Killing Us: With the destruction of the family, the church, and the community, the outcome is predictable: isolation, depression, despondency, drug abuse, and death.

Republicans Boycott Twitter Ads Over McConnell Campaign Lockout

Republicans Boycott Twitter Ads Over McConnell Campaign Lockout: The NRCC became the latest organization to announce it would stop advertising on Twitter after the platform suspended Mitch McConnell's campaign account.

Nicolle Wallace's Career of Bizarre, Unhinged Trump Hate

Nicolle Wallace's Career of Bizarre, Unhinged Trump Hate

Gun Controllers Should Support Banning Alcohol And Cigarettes, Too

Gun Controllers Should Support Banning Alcohol And Cigarettes, Too: If gun control advocates are really worried about fatality numbers, restrictive firearm policies are not the place to start.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Here's Your Sane Guide To How We Scientifically Address Climate Change

Here's Your Sane Guide To How We Scientifically Address Climate Change: If climate alarmists would stop with their apocalyptic predictions, we could do a lot to mitigate the changing climate and solve our energy problems.

Who is the real Al Sharpton?


Monday, July 29, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

MRC Poll: 76% of Conservatives Don’t Trust Facebook

MRC Poll: 76% of Conservatives Don’t Trust Facebook

Women From All 50 States Gather In D.C. To Advocate For Gun Rights

Women From All 50 States Gather In D.C. To Advocate For Gun Rights: The DC Project brings students, mom, competitive shooters, and firearm advocates to meet with members of Congress about rising female gun ownership.

Here's What You Need To Know About Single-Payer Health Care

Here's What You Need To Know About Single-Payer Health Care: Chris Jacobs joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss his new book, 'The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ Will Wreck America’s Health Care System.'

Monday, July 08, 2019

New Report: Mueller Lacks Substantiating Evidence Of Russian Election Interference

New Report: Mueller Lacks Substantiating Evidence Of Russian Election Interference: New report reveals that Mueller's investigation missed key evidence to support its central claim that Russia was 100% responsible for election interference.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Everyone Quotes The Declaration, But Not Many Read It

Everyone Quotes The Declaration, But Not Many Read It: The complex reality behind American independence is being pushed aside even in our study of the Declaration of Independence itself.

Kamala Harris Has A Bigger Problem Than Forced Busing

Kamala Harris Has A Bigger Problem Than Forced Busing: The debate exchange may damage presidential candidate Kamala Harris by highlighting that she tends to bluff and folds when called.

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is Shockingly Spectacular

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Angry Democrats


No, You Don’t Have A ‘Right’ To ‘Free’ Health Care

No, You Don’t Have A ‘Right’ To ‘Free’ Health Care: Just because a government declares health care a right and socializes medicine, does it mean its citizens are more likely to obtain care? Nope.

8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border

8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border: Pundits are having to eat their words from just a few months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt.

Monday, July 01, 2019

The Democratic Debates Are A Pageant Of Potemkin Socialism

The Democratic Debates Are A Pageant Of Potemkin Socialism: The Democratic debates feature a cadre of Potemkin socialists parading on a platform of dreams—sounding grand, but lacking in reality or broad support.

The 2020 Democratic Platform ...


Friday, June 28, 2019

Democrats Call To Fix The Best U.S. Economy We've Had In A Decade

Democrats Call To Fix The Best U.S. Economy We've Had In A Decade: Each of the ten candidates discussed, in the most general and vague of terms, why and how the economy was failing the people.

Voters Are Fed Up With Big Tech Monopolies Trying To Run Their Lives

Voters Are Fed Up With Big Tech Monopolies Trying To Run Their Lives: Whether something is legal or not doesn’t connote cultural sustainability or mitigate the potential harm to our political discourse.

Bernie Sanders Forced To Admit He Would Raise Taxes On The Middle Class

Bernie Sanders Forced To Admit He Would Raise Taxes On The Middle Class: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really didn't want to admit he would raise taxes on the middle class during Thursday night's Democratic primary debate.

Democratic Debate Highlights


Thursday, June 27, 2019

First Debate Proved The Democratic Party Has Gone ¡Loco!

First Debate Proved The Democratic Party Has Gone ¡Loco!: Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden was the winner of the first Democratic Party primary debate, y ni siquiera tuvo que aparecer.

Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care

Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care: Despite time for all 10 Democratic candidates to lay out a plan in the 2020 presidential health debate, nothing of substance on health care arose.

Monday, June 24, 2019

CNN's Ratings Would Be Worse Without Its Manufactured Audience

CNN's Ratings Would Be Worse Without Its Manufactured Audience: Although it draws attention for being an anti-Trump news outlet, the network is working to deflect attention away from its severe audience flight.

New Evidence Indicates Rep. Ilhan Omar Lied About Her Marital History

New Evidence Indicates Rep. Ilhan Omar Lied About Her Marital History: Newly uncovered documents indicate that Omar was residing with her current husband while being legally married to another man.

Why Churches Should Ditch Projector Screens And Bring Back Hymnals

Why Churches Should Ditch Projector Screens And Bring Back Hymnals: Christians need to understand that relying on screens and other technology is not leading to better worship, it’s ruining it.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

What will it take to shut AOC up?


U.S. Media Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda

U.S. Media Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda: The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria comes from entities willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.

Here Are The Best Conservative Films To Watch This Summer

Here Are The Best Conservative Films To Watch This Summer: As Hollywood moves further left, here are some of the best conservative films that promote liberty, truth, family, patriotism, and the fight against evil.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How Philly Mayor Deals With Real Problems


The Problem With Ocasio-Cortez's Shameful Ignorance Of History

The Problem With Ocasio-Cortez's Shameful Ignorance Of History: Nazi analogies, like the one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently used, are embarrassingly ignorant and diminish the suffering of millions.

Here's How Conservatives Can Defeat Big-Tech Censorship

Here's How Conservatives Can Defeat Big-Tech Censorship: Dear big-name conservative media figures: you hold the power to win the struggle against online censorship, but only if you choose to fight back.

Democrats’ Problem Is Not The 70-Somethings Leading The Party

Democrats’ Problem Is Not The 70-Somethings Leading The Party: Their problem is activist types are trying to fill the vacuum created when their extremism decimated a generation of more mainstream Democratic politicians.

In New Bill, Hawley Warns Big Tech: Stop Censorship Or Lose Immunity

In New Bill, Hawley Warns Big Tech: Stop Censorship Or Lose Immunity: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at cracking down on 'Big Tech's political censorship.'

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Can you spot the 'moderate' Democrat?


Media Claims Notwithstanding, Trump Is Favored To Be Re-Elected

Media Claims Notwithstanding, Trump Is Favored To Be Re-Elected: Nothing has turned out the way the Resistance had hoped. The Donald Trump agenda is turning out to be surprisingly successful.

'Radicalized' YouTuber Article Shows NYT Threatened By Competition

'Radicalized' YouTuber Article Shows NYT Threatened By Competition: Little evidence is presented to show Cain actually became a radical, nor did the Times explore why some young men question the dominant leftist narrative.

Friday, June 14, 2019

How Greg Gutfeld's Success Exposes The Media's Cultural Blindspots

How Greg Gutfeld's Success Exposes The Media's Cultural Blindspots: The relative invisibility of 'The Greg Gutfeld Show' in late-night media coverage helpfully illustrates a big problem with the press.

Unlike House, U.S. Senate Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism

Unlike House, U.S. Senate Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism: Kudos to the U.S. Senate for taking a hugely important first step to recognize and oppose rising anti-Semitism inside the United States.

Every Best Oscar Animated Feature Winner Ranked

Birthday Wishes to President Donald Trump


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

George Will Defends Conservatism, History, And Civil Liberties

George Will Defends Conservatism, History, And Civil Liberties: Columnist and author George Will goes beyond what conservatism means in politics, but how it effects the way we interpret societies moral and natural laws.

It's The End Of The World As We Know It


If The 2020 Democratic Candidates Were Cast In 'The Office'

If The 2020 Democratic Candidates Were Cast In 'The Office': NBC's 'The Office' has so many cringe-worthy and laugh-out-loud moments, and it turns out the 2020 Democratic field does as well.

Left Preaches Diversity While Forcing Conformity Through Culture, Courts

Left Preaches Diversity While Forcing Conformity Through Culture, Courts: What the Sixth Circuit did by unilaterally imposing a trendy notion that sex and biology aren’t related was an attempt to silence one point of view.

Humorless Age: The New York Times Has Cancelled Political Cartoons

Humorless Age: The New York Times Has Cancelled Political Cartoons: The political cartoon has always been a dangerous polemic tool. The New York Times has decided that in our politically correct time it's too hot to handle.

Monday, June 03, 2019

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Gives Voice To Ordinary Soviets’ Horror Of Socialism

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Gives Voice To Ordinary Soviets’ Horror Of Socialism: The horror onscreen reflects the everyday Soviet experience, the logical outcome of central planning, secrecy, and devaluation of individual life.

Top 28 Moments From Bombshell Barr Interview On CBS

Top 28 Moments From Bombshell Barr Interview On CBS: 'The idea of resisting a democratically elected presiden...that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring,' said Barr.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Democrats Have A One-Track Mind ...


William Barr Unloads On Collusion Conspiracy Theory As 'Bogus'

William Barr Unloads On Collusion Conspiracy Theory As 'Bogus': 'Mueller has spent two and half years and the fact is there is no evidence of a conspiracy,' Attorney General William Barr told CBS News.

6 Gun Lies (And One Truth) Obama Told In Brazil

6 Gun Lies (And One Truth) Obama Told In Brazil: During a conversation with a host on stage during the digital innovation event, Obama took the opportunity to speak negatively about U.S. gun laws.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Witch Hunt continues ...


American Conservatives Should Cheer Up, Because They’re Winning

American Conservatives Should Cheer Up, Because They’re Winning: American conservatives always seem to think they are losing, but compared to the rest of the English-speaking world they are absolutely winning.

Lawsuit Suggests Spying On Trump Campaign Started In Early 2016

Lawsuit Suggests Spying On Trump Campaign Started In Early 2016: Svetlana Lokhova’s complaint now raises the question of whether the spying on the Trump campaign date back even further, to late 2015 or early 2016.

Why Democrats Are Scared Of Declassifying Spygate Documents

Why Democrats Are Scared Of Declassifying Spygate Documents: It is hard to comprehend why any lawmaker would object to the president’s decision to disclose truths about one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history.

What Those Who Seek Socialism Really Need Is A Church And Family

What Those Who Seek Socialism Really Need Is A Church And Family: Plato taught us, in imprecise terms, that the socialism we need is not that of a command economy, but that of family, church, and community.

AHEPA Chapter 61 awards $5,000 in scholarships

The Gust C. Kraras Chapter No. 61 recently awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Greek descent during its annual Scholarship Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading, Pa. Approximately 70 people attended the event, with Brother Christ Kraras serving as Master of Ceremonies in the absence of Chapter President George Giovanis. Four of the five recipients attended the dinner. Pictured from left are recipients Angie Miranda-Ganas, Berks Catholic High School; Eleni Sterious, Conrad Weiser High School; Zoe Thompson, Daniel Boone High School; and Anthony Futrick, Wilson High School. Not pictured is JoAnna Lee Helm, Wyomissing High School.  AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada  and Europe.  AHEPA's mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

VIDEO REVIEW: 'Aladdin' (2019) is a movie that exists

Wrong Hat


Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice: Every time Democrats tease another 'end of the presidency' bombshell, I laugh. I can’t keep track of the scandals meant to bring Trump's shameful end.

Impeachment Is For Democrats What Heroin Is For Addicts

Impeachment Is For Democrats What Heroin Is For Addicts: Democrats nationwide desperately want to impeach—preferably President Trump, but impeaching anyone would also be good, although not as cathartic.

3 Times Media Claimed Russiagate Transparency Would End America

3 Times Media Claimed Russiagate Transparency Would End America: It is worth remembering other recent times the media claimed that Russiagate transparency would have devastating results.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Keep Pushing ...


A tale of two rallies ... Donald Trump, Joe Biden visit Pennsylvania

President Trump and Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden held rallies in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania this week.

More than 10,000 people attended Trump’s rally in Montoursville, many lining up hours before the event to get into the rally. I don't even know where Montoursville is and I've lived in Pennsylvania for almost 50 years.

Contrast that with Joe Biden’s rally in Philadelphia, where the former vice president announced he will set up his campaign headquarters. A couple hundred people attended Biden’s rally and that includes paid campaign staffers and paid union members.

Nobody is being paid to attend Trump’s rallies, which have “sold out” all across the country. He's a rock star and the enthusiasm from supporters is genuine.

But the Mainstream Media keeps telling us that Biden has Pennsylvania locked up – just like the media told us Hillary Clinton had Pennsylvania sown up in 2016. And the pollsters have nearly every Democratic candidate beating Trump in the Keystone State. Yes, these are the same pollsters who guaranteed a Hillary Clinton win in Pennsylvania.

If anything, the enthusiasm for Trump has grown in Pennsylvania since the 2016 election.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Far-Left Democrat Brian Sims Unleashes Toxic Stew of Hate, Intolerance

By Lowman S. Henry
Guest columnist

"The loudest voices of tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs."

So said Vice President Mike Pence recently while addressing the graduating class at Liberty University.  If anything, the Vice President's remark was an understatement.  The Left doesn't just have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs, it is working hard to scrub the influence of Christianity from the public square.

Now that their love affair with socialism has come out of the shadows the Left has launched an all-out campaign to place big government in control of all aspects of - not just our economy - but of our lives.  As with any totalitarian movement it cannot establish government as the dominant force in society without eradicating the competing influence of religion.

And so, the Left has ramped up its attacks on anything and everything Christian.  Here in Penn's Woods two such recent attacks have captured national attention. Both involve state representatives from Philadelphia which should change its slogan from the "City of Brotherly Love" to the "City of Hateful Intolerance."

The Left's latest toxic stew of hatred began on the day Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell was sworn into office. Rep. Johnson-Harrell it seems is the first woman of the Muslim faith to serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  That apparently made unacceptable the utterance of a Christian invocation to open the session.

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, a freshman lawmaker herself, had long been scheduled to give the invocation that day and - true to her faith - delivered a standard Christian prayer.  This sent the Left into a fit of intolerance the flames of which were fanned into a national controversy with Rep. Borowicz being denounced by all the usual suspects in the mainstream media.  The day ended with Rep. Johnson-Harrell casting one final aspersion on the Christian religion by labeling the Borowicz invocation "idiotic."

Now we come to the antics of State Representative Brian Simms.  He decided to video himself verbally harassing an anti-abortion protester outside of a Philadelphia abortion clinic.  Simms, whom someone saw fit to elect to public office, unleashed a verbal tirade that went on for nearly eight minutes. He called the woman, who continued to recite the Rosary during the onslaught, an "old white woman," labeled her presence "shameful" and "disgusting."

It was a premeditated ambush.  Simms actually videoed his assault, posting it on social media and asking the woman for her home address so those wishing to continue the practice of killing unborn children could protest in front of her home.

To make matters worse, Simms then accosted a woman praying with her two teenaged daughters and their friend outside of the abortion clinic. In the parlance of social media he "doxxed" them, asking viewers to identify the teen girls and find their home addresses.  A full grown (although obviously not mature) man asking for teen girls' home addresses is totally improper behavior and creepier than a Joe Biden hug.

In both instances imagine if you will what would have happened had the roles been reversed?  What if a Christian legislator had termed a Muslim prayer "idiotic?"   What if a pro-life lawmaker had verbally harassed then stalked pro-abortion protestors?  The Left would have gone into a fit of indignant outrage.

What has been their reaction?  Crickets.  Every Left-wing Democrat from Governor Tom Wolf on down who morally posture when it suits their political purposes have either made watered down statements or remained completely silent.  Likewise, reaction from the mainstream media has also been muted.

At her humble home in Calcutta Mother Teresa had a prayer posted on her wall.  It may or may not have been written by her, but the prayer begins with the words: "People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway" and ends: "In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them, anyway."

The victims of Rep. Simms and Johnson-Harrell's hateful intolerance have taken the high road.  All chose to offer prayers for those who had trespassed against them rather than to respond in kind.  They are living examples of Mother Teresa's prayer, because they know in the final analysis it was never between them and those who mistreated them.

Anyway.

Lowman S. Henry is Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org

Conservative Leaders Call for Social Media Giants to Clarify Hate Speech Rules on Anti-Semitism

Conservative Leaders Call for Social Media Giants to Clarify Hate Speech Rules on Anti-Semitism

Time for Dems to Pay the Barr Tab


CNN Racial Double Standard? Heavy Coverage of Bland Video, Virtually None of Damond Verdict

CNN Racial Double Standard? Heavy Coverage of Bland Video, Virtually None of Damond Verdict

Trump’s Plan To Reform Legal Immigration Is Long Overdue

Trump’s Plan To Reform Legal Immigration Is Long Overdue: Shifting immigration away from family reunification and toward skills-based employment is something we should have done long ago.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Over the Cliff ...


Only Fox News Covers Dem State Rep Harassing Pro-Life Protesters

Only Fox News Covers Dem State Rep Harassing Pro-Life Protesters

How Overemphasizing Individualism Made Liberalism Morally Bankrupt

How Overemphasizing Individualism Made Liberalism Morally Bankrupt: As a political theory for rational, autonomous adults, liberalism has no place for the dependent and disabled, against whom it's committing genocide.

Mueller's 10 Most Egregious Missteps During Anti-Trump Russia Probe

Mueller's 10 Most Egregious Missteps During Anti-Trump Russia Probe: Last week’s testimony by Attorney General William Barr confirmed Mueller's blunders in the probe into Russian interference with the 2016 election.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Get Some Help!


Liberals Were Very Wrong About Tax Cuts. Again.

Liberals Were Very Wrong About Tax Cuts. Again.: Once again, tax relief has spurred economic growth, stimulated higher productivity, and created jobs. The experts were wrong.

Guest Opinion: Two Roads Diverged in Penn's Woods

By Lowman S. Henry
 
Pennsylvania has divided state government with a Democrat in the governor's office and Republicans in control of the state legislature. That divide was on full display this week as the GOP unveiled a plan to lock in the economic gains of the past two years, while Governor Tom Wolf proposed a radical environmental agenda that would slam the state's economy into reverse.
 
First the good news: as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, and the Trump Administration's efforts to reduce federal regulations, Pennsylvania's economy is booming.  Recent statistics from the state Department of Labor and Industry show a record low unemployment rate of 3.9% and continued job growth. 
 
The national economy is so strong this expansion is happening in Penn's Woods despite the fact that every survey of state-by-state competitiveness shows our business climate to be near the bottom of the list.  In an effort to change that - and ensure the economic good times continue - House Speaker Michael Turzai this week announced the Energize PA initiative which is a "pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package."
 
The package of bills is designed to capitalize on the fact that energy production is one of the fastest growing segments of our state's economy. It will encourage manufacturing expansion while reducing the regulatory burden and shorten the permitting process. 
 
Among the proposals is the creation of Keystone Energy Enhancement Zones that would make businesses eligible for state and local tax exemptions and credits, institution of a tax credit for industries using Pennsylvania methane in their production process, creation of a registry of abandon manufacturing sites that will list properties available for development, and make low-cost gas energy more available to residents and to manufacturers.
 
Additionally, the Energize PA plan would create an independent commission that would review and propose changes to the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) permitting processes with an eye toward streamlining those procedures thus allowing companies to adapt more quickly and improve their economic competitiveness.
 
The proposals are environmentally sound as they will encourage the clean-up of brownfield sites and significantly reduce carbon emissions helping Pennsylvania meet Clean Power Plan goals ahead of schedule and without government interference.
 
While Republicans propose tried and true measures to expand the state's economy and foster the creation of new, family-sustaining jobs, Governor Tom Wolf uncorked his "Climate Action Plan," a toxic stew of radical environmental goals which taken together form a blueprint for economic disaster.
 
Wolf is embroiling Pennsylvania in the Climate Change Alliance, a loose confederation of states working to undercut President Trump's decision to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. That now discredited agreement placed unrealistic goals and restrictions on so-called "greenhouse gas emissions" to combat the Left's belief that those emissions are somehow contributing to global climate change.
 
Knowing his radical plan could not win approval in the legislature, Governor Wolf has decided to try and advance his environmental agenda through regulation and the deep state bureaucracy. Essentially a Green New Deal for Pennsylvania, the goal is to eventually completely eliminate CO2 emissions. 
 
Not only is that unrealistic, it is undesirable and unnecessary.  The governor's plan would cripple the economy and devastate family budgets as it would require the elimination of all carbon-based fuels - meaning no gas-powered cars or trucks, no home heating by natural gas or oil, nor the manufacture of the thousands of plastic items using carbon bi-products.
 
Having worked itself into frenzy over climate change, and the fact President Trump does not buy into its dire predictions, the Left has become even more radicalized.  Governor Wolf is fully under their sway.  In addition to the danger his proposals pose to the economy and our way of life, his efforts to end-run the legislative process are alarming.
 
These two visions of Pennsylvania's future will collide in coming months as legislative Republicans seek to enact their Energize PA plan, while simultaneously preventing the governor from crushing the economic expansion by doing through regulation what he cannot achieve through legislation.
 
(Lowman S. Henry is Chairman  & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address islhenry@lincolninstitute.org.)
 

John Stossel: Bernie Sanders wrong about the poor

John Stossel: Bernie Sanders wrong about the poor

Friday, May 03, 2019

Would You Buy A Used Car From Joe Biden?


State Democrats Revolt Against National Leaders' Abortion Extremism

State Democrats Revolt Against National Leaders' Abortion Extremism: 87 percent of Americans reject third-trimester abortions while 77 percent support born-alive protections. When will national Democrats notice?

The Real Reason Democrats Hate Bill Barr

The Real Reason Democrats Hate Bill Barr: Attorney General Bill Barr's greatest sin is exposing two years of Resistance fan fiction by Democrats and their allies in the political media.

NYT Confirms Obama Admin Used Multiple Spies Against Trump In 2016

NYT Confirms Obama Admin Used Multiple Spies Against Trump In 2016: A bombshell New York Times report on Thursday confirmed that the Obama administration deployed multiple spies against Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Send In The Clowns ... The Democratic Party Clowns ...


Monday, April 29, 2019

Late-Night TV Writers Know They’re Awful, But Their Solutions Are Worse

Late-Night TV Writers Know They’re Awful, But Their Solutions Are Worse: Laziness is the central characteristic of the age of infotainment. Conflating news and entertainment means less effort goes into reporting and humor.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Something For Everyone ...


Collusion Delusion Infects Mainstream Media

Updated: Media Mention The I-Word 363 Times in One Day

Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Win-Win Idea

Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Win-Win Idea: Trump’s supporters seemed stunned. His critics suspected a trap. Few saw it as what could become the most magnanimous gesture of his presidency.

All 21 Marvel Superhero Films, Ranked From First To Last

All 21 Marvel Superhero Films, Ranked From First To Last: Quite possibly the most underrated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is 'Thor.' (No, I’m not kidding. Yes, I will fight you.)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Comey And McCabe Should Be Charged With An Illegal Conspiracy

Comey And McCabe Should Be Charged With An Illegal Conspiracy: Comey, Strzok, and McCabe almost certainly conspired to use a compilation of salacious and unverified allegations as evidence to begin a federal probe.

Did Ilhan Omar Help Benjamin Netanyahu Win Reelection?

Did Ilhan Omar Help Benjamin Netanyahu Win Reelection?: As the Democratic Party turns its back on Israel, the peace process hangs in the balance. Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is a signal that time is short.

Will The Democratic Party Faithful Ever Notice Their Leaders Are Crazy?

Will The Democratic Party Faithful Ever Notice Their Leaders Are Crazy?: Moderates and conservatives still make up roughly half of Democratic voters, while only 19 to 25 percent consider themselves ‘very liberal.’

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Poll Underlines Liberal Dominance in TV News

Bozell & Graham Column: Poll Underlines Liberal Dominance in TV News

I'm With Stupid (Democratic Party Edition)


How Nationalizing College And Health Care Helps The Wealthy Most

How Nationalizing College And Health Care Helps The Wealthy Most: There are already programs in place to help the poorest families pay for college and health care. Nationalizing them is a giant subsidy to wealthier people.

Why The Media Won’t Drop The SPLC Despite Its Obvious Corruption

Why The Media Won’t Drop The SPLC Despite Its Obvious Corruption: A cynic might conclude the media props up the SPLC to advance a shared political agenda. That cynic would have some evidence to support the theory.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Reading Chapter No. 61 Supports AHEPA Service Dogs For Warriors

Reading AHEPA Chapter #61 Treasurer Tony Phyrillas, left, presents a check for $1,000 to Power District #4 District Governor Charles Mackenzie to support the AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors project. Each fully trained service dog costs $15,000. The AHEPA has donated $240,000 so far to provide 16 service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD. To find out more about the project or to donate, visit https://ahepa-servicedogs.org

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Monday, April 01, 2019

MSM Lies Keep Growing


Here's Why I Didn't Fall For The Russia-Trump Conspiracy

Here's Why I Didn't Fall For The Russia-Trump Conspiracy: Media outlets regurgitated leaks from politicized intelligence officials to fuel the Russia-Trump conspiracy. They should have been far more skeptical.

Mark Zuckerberg's Plan For The Internet Would Be A Disaster For Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg's Plan For The Internet Would Be A Disaster For Free Speech: Mark Zuckerberg claims that “we,” as society, now have a responsibility to help him keep people “safe” from hate speech. We have no such obligation.

AOC to speak at conservative conference?

I get hundreds of emails sent to me at The Mercury every day. I sort through them as best as I can while doing the dozen other tasks I have to perform each day to get the next day's newspaper together. 

One particular email jumped out at me today. The subject line: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Keynote 2019 PA Leadership Conference. It didn't take me long to realize today was April Fool's Day. 

The PA Leadership Conference is the largest gathering of conservatives in Pennsylvania each year and somehow I don't think a left-wing loon like AOC would be invited to attend. 

Lowman S. Henry, who organizes the conference each year, opens his email with this: "That's a headline you will only see on April Fools' Day! We wouldn't be foolish enough to have her as a speaker, but you would be foolish not to attend the 30th anniversary 2019 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held this Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania." 

That's a great way to catch someone's attention.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Let the liberal tears fall ...


Russiagate’s Damage To The Country Will Take Years To Realize

Russiagate’s Damage To The Country Will Take Years To Realize: The media and Democrat Party have dug themselves so deeply in a Russiagate hole, they must keep on digging. That’s absolutely terrible for this country.

Will the liberal media pay for its role in Trump-Russia hoax?

Bill O'Reilly calls out the corrupt liberal media for leading the 2-year witch-hunt against President Trump.

From his latest column: "The worst offenders were CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.  To say their coverage of the Mueller investigation was disgraceful is an extreme understatement.  Using anonymous sources and false assertions, these news organizations ginned up a phony narrative that divided the country and interfered with its governance."

Wolves and Sheep: After the big nothing Mueller Report, there should be severe scrutiny of liberal journalists who irresponsibly and dishonestly used the Russian-collusion investigation to convict President Trump and members of his administration of a variety of crimes.

The Media Have Done Irreparable Damage To The Country

The Media Have Done Irreparable Damage To The Country: For the past two years, the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan groupthink. Nothing like it has ever happened in American history.

Friday, March 15, 2019

She speaks with a forked tongue ...


Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice: Every time Democrats tease another 'end of the presidency' bombshell, I laugh. I can’t keep track of the scandals meant to bring Trump's shameful end.

The end of Pat Toomey's political career?

Did US Sen. Pat Toomey commit political suicide by siding with Senate Democrats to oppose President Trump's emergency declaration on the Southern Border? Pretty much. Or maybe Toomey has already decided his current term in the U.S. Senate will be his last. In that case, he's a lame duck and has no clout whatsoever.

Extremely disappointing to see Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania among "The Dirty Dozen" GOP RINOs who voted with Democrats to overturn President Trump's National Emergency Declaration on the US-Mexico border.

Here are the names of the 12 RINOs who voted with Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats today: Lamar Alexander, Roy Blunt, Susan Collins, Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, Lisa Murkowski, Rand Paul, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Patrick J. Toomey, Roger Wicker.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

X marks the spot


New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Growing Stronger

New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Growing Stronger: Is Christianity really in ‘widespread decline’ so much so that conservative believers should suffer ‘growing anxiety’? Absolutely not.

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice

Every Time Democrats Talk, I Want To Vote For Trump Twice: Every time Democrats tease another 'end of the presidency' bombshell, I laugh. I can’t keep track of the scandals meant to bring Trump's shameful end.

Beto, The Ultimate Limousine Liberal Gen Xer, Announces For Prez

Beto, The Ultimate Limousine Liberal Gen Xer, Announces For Prez: He's the farthest thing from self-made, but that can't stop Vanity Fair from fawning all over him. Now he's entering the crowded field of 2020 hopefuls.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tucker Comes Out Swinging Against the Liberal ‘Outrage Machine’

Tucker Comes Out Swinging Against the Liberal ‘Outrage Machine’

3,250,000 Page Views at Tony Phyrillas on Politics

My site counter has recorded 2,250,000 Page Views at Tony Phyrillas on Politics. Thanks for checking out my blog ... and come back again.

Nancy Pelosi Has a Vision Problem ...


Morning Nets Ignore Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Counts for Faking Hate Crime

Welcome to Liberal Media Bias 101: When the fake hate crime story was an opportunity for the MSM to blame Trump, you had the Smollett case on every channel and in every newspaper. When it turned out Smollett made the whole thing up, it's no longer news? That's today's lesson in liberal media bias.

Morning Nets Ignore Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Counts for Faking Hate Crime

STUDY: CNN’s 'The Situation Room' Is a Weeklong Promo for Dem Investigations

STUDY: CNN’s 'The Situation Room' Is a Weeklong Promo for Dem Investigations

Saturday, March 09, 2019

DNC Blacklisting Of Fox News Proves GOP Needs To Fight Media

DNC Blacklisting Of Fox News Proves GOP Needs To Fight Media: When are Republicans going to stop playing by two sets of rules?

The Democratic Party Has Normalized Anti-Semitism

The Democratic Party Has Normalized Anti-Semitism: Yes, Rep. Ilhan Omar is a problem. But the fact that the Democratic Party refuses to condemn her anti-Semitic rhetoric is a disaster.

35 Key People Involved In The Russia Hoax Who Need To Be Investigated

35 Key People Involved In The Russia Hoax Who Need To Be Investigated: Democrats want to interview 81 people as their desperate search for collusion with Russia continues. Try this list instead.

Captain Marvel is Painfully Average

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Poll: 'Trust In Media Hits Bottom'

I've been a working journalist for 36 years and I've never seen so much bias in reporting as I do today. I reject 90 percent of the political stories that move daily on The Associated Press wire because of blatant left-wing bias. Reporters routinely interject their personal political bias into every news story, especially when it comes to covering the Trump Administration. It's no surprise that the majority of Americans have lost faith in the media. And it's not Donald Trump's fault for calling them out for "fake news." He's merely pointing out the obvious. The media needs to look in the mirror to find out why public trust has vanished.

New Poll: 'Trust In Media Hits Bottom'

Guest Column: What is wrong with a property tax?

The right to personal property sets the United States apart from other nations. Outside the United States, the rights to property have long been subject to the realm of kings and queens — a feudal society of sorts.
There is a tremendous anger surfacing due to the relentless loss of property and our government’s explosive spending binge. Ravenous government spending mortgages ourselves, our children, and our property to an unrelenting assault by a government which is out of control.
The major negatives with property taxes relates to these very issues:
• Property taxes are fixed expense with no regard to the person’s ability to pay.
• One’s property serves as collateral for potential unlimited government spending.
• Taxes on property value reduce the incentive to maintain property
• The regressive nature of the property tax makes home ownership that much more elusive for much of the population.
Taxes on property have been debated incessantly for decades. What started out as an “innocent” means of raising taxes has blossomed into a perceived unlimited source of funds by which government can make promises of future benefits to a select few to the detriment of the remainder of us. Property owners have the choice of either paying the taxes dictated for them by politicians or risk losing their property through foreclosure and tax sale.
Contrary to popular belief, the property tax system started in the United States dates at the time of the founding of our nation. At that time however, it is important to remember the historical context in that only the gifted few owned property. Only property owners at the time of the founding of our nation were permitted to vote.
The evolution of our republic has allowed the opportunity for owning property and of voting rights to expand to most of the population. As such, the antiquated notion of the property tax may negatively impact the very people who are now just beginning to enjoy the American dream evolving in the great experiment of the United States.
The negative impact of a property tax system is that your property serves as collateral for government promises. Ever increasing property taxes have allowed municipal governments and schools to make promises that they could not possibly keep if they did not have such a reservoir of potential funds at their disposal.
These “promises” have precipitated a record number of bankruptcy filings of municipalities since 2010. The settlement of these bankruptcies will most certainly raise the level of debate of property taxes to unparalleled heights. The outcome of this battle will most decidedly determine whether or not American citizens have the right to own property.
With the rapid rise in property taxes needed by most jurisdictions to cover their promises and with lower pay and higher unemployment of taxpayers throughout the nation, the property tax is now forcing millions of Americans to reassess where they live, how they live, and if they can ever retire let alone own their home.
The U. S. Constitution addresses and protects property rights in so many ways: Source: “The Constitution and Property Rights”
“The Founders were worried that Congress might use the tax system to loot property owners in some states for the advantage of other states. Accordingly, they required that direct taxes (mostly importantly property and income taxes) be apportioned among the states (Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 and Article I, Section 9, Clause 4).
They granted the federal courts jurisdiction over interstate land claims and interstate debts to limit the extent to which state courts could discriminate against the property rights of out-of-staters (III-2-1 and III-2-2).
They added the Full Faith and Credit Clause (IV-1) partly to require state courts to honor property records in other states.
The Founders gave Congress an unlimited power to dispose of public land (IV-3-2), but only limited power to acquire or hold land (I-8-17 and certain incidental powers). This was because they wanted most publicly-owned land to be transferred to the private sector.
They also inserted a number of other checks and balances, designed partly to protect minorities from unfair property confiscations.”
Today, threats to property, particularly your home, are at epic levels and the battle will shape the landscape of our nation forever.
The American dream of home ownership and the liberty inherent in property are at risk.
Ending property taxes will begin to restore the American dream to those most negatively affected by such an antiquated system as a property tax.
For those who are just getting involved, this article is the second in a series explaining the basis behind our property tax elimination bill. The other articles in this series can be found on our website at www.repfrankryan.com.
Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret) represents the 101st District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a retired Marine Reserve Colonel, a CPA and specializes in corporate restructuring. He has served on numerous boards of publicly traded and non-profit organizations. He can be reached at fryan1951@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Who needs walls?


Democratic Congresswoman Compares U.S. Border Officials To Nazis

Democratic Congresswoman Compares U.S. Border Officials To Nazis: Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon said “just following orders” is no more an excuse for border officials than it was “back in Germany.”

McCabe Tour Confirmed The FBI Had No Basis For Investigating Trump

McCabe Tour Confirmed The FBI Had No Basis For Investigating Trump: In a different time, the media would be out following up on the inconsistencies and alarming assertions Andrew McCabe provided in his interviews.

Mainstream Media Blacks Out The Democrats’ Infanticide Vote

Mainstream Media Blacks Out The Democrats’ Infanticide Vote: There's no good way to spin the Democrats' vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. So many in the MSM simply ignored it.

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Race Is On ...


15 Hate Crime Hoaxes That Might Make You Suspect There’s A Trend

15 Hate Crime Hoaxes That Might Make You Suspect There’s A Trend: So addicted are some people to the narcotic of outrage, that the mere fantasy of a hate crime attack is all they need to believe it true.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hate Hoaxes Are What Happen When Your Religion Is Identity Politics

Hate Hoaxes Are What Happen When Your Religion Is Identity Politics: These hate hoax stories bear too many similarities to be seen simply as isolated attention-seeking. Progressivism is a toxic belief system.

Why Don't Democrats Want Noncitizens Recorded On The Census?

Why Don't Democrats Want Noncitizens Recorded On The Census?: Democrats have found a sneaky way to tilt the political playing field in their favor without having to reform the immigration system.

Socialist Paradise Ahead ...


Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Democrats' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away

The Democrats' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away: Though it’s tough for progressives to understand, Americans still prefer Israel over Hamas and PLO for reasons other than money.

Network Blackout of Investigation Finding Covington Kids Did Nothing Wrong

Network Blackout of Investigation Finding Covington Kids Did Nothing Wrong

Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Weirdest Best Picture Nomination Ever?

When Nancy Pelosi sends you a Valentine ...


Voter Support For 'Medicare For All' Drops by 50 Percent

Voter Support For 'Medicare For All' Drops by 50 Percent: New data shows support of 'Medicare for All' fell as 2020 presidential candidates touted their single-payer health care proposals in January and February.

Political Journalists Are Trying To Gaslight America

Political Journalists Are Trying To Gaslight America: Democrats and liberal journalists are now simply refusing to concede inconvenient but irrefutable facts. We’ve moved from rank bias to amateur gaslighting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Where in the world is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

I understand the need for lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court to avoid political influence, but shouldn't we have a mandatory retirement age for justices? What is our recourse for justices who can no longer carry out their duties because of serious health issues but refuse to step down? Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed an entire month of oral arguments before the Supreme Court and her health status remains a mystery.


Thursday, February 07, 2019

History Shows That Big, Beautiful Border Walls Work Extremely Well

History Shows That Big, Beautiful Border Walls Work Extremely Well: From the Trojan Wall to Hadrian's Wall to the Great Wall of China to the Servian Wall, walls are pretty good at keeping people out as well as in.

Who is checking the self-appointed 'fact-checkers?'

The State Of American 'Fact-Checking' Is Completely Useless: The fact-checker’s self-declared standing as impartial arbiter of political truths is as deceptive as the average ‘fact check’ he writes.

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal: The Green New Deal is likely the most unserious plan that has ever been presented by any elected official to the American people.

I predict worst Oscar ratings ever


Friday, February 01, 2019

Intel Assessment Shows Trump-Russia Hoax Has Hurt American Interests

Intel Assessment Shows Trump-Russia Hoax Has Hurt American Interests: This odd aversion to thinking about the best interests of the nation when pushing a conspiracy theory about treasonous collusion with Russia is dangerous.

Massive Fentanyl Bust Along Southern Border

Massive Fentanyl Bust Proves It's Time For Lawmakers To Grow Up: When we have massive amounts of fentanyl and meth that are only narrowly stopped from crossing our border, it's time for both parties to seek a solution.