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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Chuck Todd Still Cluelessly Pretending Steele Dossier Is Reliable

Chuck Todd Still Cluelessly Pretending Steele Dossier Is Reliable: NBC News anchor Chuck Todd is the final Sunday news anchor still pushing the narrative that the Steele dossier is a reliable source of information.

2019 Caps Yet Another Decade Of Endless, Fruitless Foreign Wars

2019 Caps Yet Another Decade Of Endless, Fruitless Foreign Wars: Three years gone, thousands of lives lost, tens of billions in debt-funded spending, and we’re right back where we started in foreign wars.

Top 10 Movies of 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

The 4 Best Manly, All-American Movies Of 2019

The 4 Best Manly, All-American Movies Of 2019: It goes against every liberal piety to portray the hippies as evil, but Quentin Tarantino points out that it spawned a murderous cult in Hollywood.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Intel Community Blog Founder Admits Nunes Was Right About Spygate

Intel Community Blog Founder Admits Nunes Was Right About Spygate: 'A lot of us look bad right now,' said Lawfare co-founder Bobby Chesney in a podcast published Thursday.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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.

A Pelosi Christmas Story


IG Report Confirms Schiff Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies

IG Report Confirms Schiff Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies: Nearly two years later, the inspector general's report vindicates the Nunes memo while showing that the Schiff memo was riddled with lies.

The Person Of The Year Is Not Greta Thunberg. It's The Hong Kong Protester

The Person Of The Year Is Not Greta Thunberg. It's The Hong Kong Protester: In defiance of the most powerful authoritarian regime in the modern world, the protester in Hong Kong has stood against the authority of Red China with courage and dedication.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

No, Pelosi Won't Be President If Trump And Pence Are Impeached

No, Pelosi Won't Be President If Trump And Pence Are Impeached: By putting ineligible officers into the presidential succession, the Congress in 1947 guaranteed a court fight should a double vacancy ever occur.

Guest Column: Un-Fair Districts PA

By Lowman S. Henry 

A few weeks ago on Election Day I stood outside of my local fire hall which serves as the polling location for our precinct handing out poll cards for our slate of candidates. Mid-morning an older gentleman showed up and posted a sign touting "Fair Districts PA." He then proceeded to ask voters to sign a petition against gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering is the drawing of congressional and/or legislative district lines to benefit one party over another. It is a process almost as old as the republic itself so named after Elbridge Gerry who as Governor of Massachusetts in 1812 signed into law a congressional redistricting plan that included one district which bore a striking resemblance to a salamander, thus giving birth to the term gerrymander.
As are all subjective processes, gerrymandering is in the eye of the beholder.  Over the decades various court rulings have taken the edge off the most egregious abuses of the redistricting process, but to some degree those with the power to draw district lines generally tilt the playing field a bit.
After next year's census the process of redistricting will begin anew.  This constitutionally mandated exercise apportions congressional seats among the states, and then new districts are drawn within the states taking into consideration the population shifts of the previous decade.
Now, of course, most people are at least in theory opposed to gerrymandering so the gentleman at my polls got a few signatures. He did, however, misrepresent the current process as unfair and touted a so-called "fair" alternative, which we will get to shortly.
Is the current process fair? Let me answer that question with another question: Do you believe the process by which a bill becomes law is fair?  Because that is exactly how congressional redistricting is accomplished in Penn's Woods.  Congressional redistricting takes the form of a bill, which must be passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the governor.
That means 253 elected representatives of We the People (our state house and senate members) vote on the bill.  That occurs after the legislation is fully vetted through the committee process, including massive amounts of public input, then debated and voted on in legislative session before going to the governor's desk.
The process is open, transparent, and constitutional. As we approach the 2021 redistricting it is also politically balanced as it is likely the General Assembly will be controlled by Republicans and a Democrat governor will be in office.  In fact, in 2011 - when the GOP controlled both the governor's office and the legislature - the congressional redistricting plan passed the legislature with strong bi-partisan support.
"Fair" Districts PA proposes to ditch that process and replace it with an "independent citizens commission" which would then draw the district lines. So unelected "citizens," or at least those motivated to invest a considerable amount of time and effort, can apply to be on the commission.  
In a bow to identity politics, the applicants would then be "weighted" by racial, gender, and unspecified "demographic diversity."  The proposed change then vests in the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who is a political appointee, the power to select the final pool of candidates.  
Conveniently, the Secretary of the Commonwealth who will be serving in 2021 when the next redistricting occurs will be an appointee of - as the Huffington Post has described him - the most liberal governor in America, Democrat Tom Wolf.  
Further, the "fair" districts proposal would inject an element found in neither the U.S. nor Pennsylvania constitutions - political parties. The "citizens commission" would be mandated to include four Republican "citizens," four Democrat "citizens," and three "citizens" who are either unaffiliated or members of a minor political party.
This lays bare the true goal of "Fair" Districts PA - a hijacking of the redistricting process to solidify the unconstitutional re-gerrymander of districts implemented by Pennsylvania's rogue state Supreme Court in 2018. 
Just as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has turned out to be anything but affordable, Fair Districts PA has nothing to do with fairness and everything to do with changing the rules of the game to secure partisan political advantage.  

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

Melania Trump gives tour of White House Christmas decor

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Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters

Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters: New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading cities' urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely.

21 Reasons Not To Believe Ford's Claims About Justice Kavanaugh

21 Reasons Not To Believe Ford's Claims About Justice Kavanaugh: The ACLU awarded Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. It is unclear why politicians and pundits still claim to believe her evidence-free claims.