Former Sen. Jim DeMint, Timothy Carney, Lee Smith & Dan Gabriel on The Larry O’Connor Show 06.05.19

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House OKs immigration bill to protect ‘Dreamers,’ provide path to citizenship (LA Times)

Democrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House on Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migrants, a bill that stands virtually no chance of enactment but lets them showcase their efforts on one of their highest-profile priorities. [Read More]

Does an illiberal Left call for an illiberal Right? (Washington Examiner)

Yes, it is time for the American Right to be terrified.

The other side is out for blood, and they have academia, the media, corporate America, and one of the two major political parties on their side.

The Left used to frame its mission in the culture wars as trying to end the stranglehold of religion and traditional values. Now it is obvious the Left wants to drum the dissenters out of the public square using whatever tools it can, including state power. [Read More]

MOSUL: An Unhealed Wound On The Psyche Of A Nation (Film Inquiry)

The subtitle is a quote spoken in this documentary; an appropriate sentiment once through the gauntlet of heartache on screen. Documentaries about war often tout the beginning, middle and end of a conflict, glorifying the victory or lamenting defeat, usually from the perspective of a particular side. A topic rarely reported on is the aftermath of a military theater and the rebuilding, or in this case, the unrest left in its wake. Mosul sheds light on the stark reality one city endured following the American-led war in Iraq.

The story begins in 2016 when an ISIS terrorist group, the Daesh, took advantage of the Iraqi defeat in order to cripple the city of Mosul through abhorrence and slaughter. Director Daniel Gabriel, a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, follows journalist Ali Maula as he interviews rebels, Iraqi soldiers and an imprisoned ISIS agent, to tell the story of a city fighting back. [Read More]

Spies Are the New Journalists (Tablet Mag)

There are two sets of laws in the United States today. One is inscribed in law books and applies to the majority of Americans. The other is a canon of privileges enjoyed by an establishment under the umbrella of an intelligence bureaucracy that has arrogated to itself the rights and protections of what was once a free press.

The media is now openly entwined with the national security establishment in a manner that would have been unimaginable before the advent of the age of the Dossier—the literary forgery the FBI used as evidence to spy on the Trump team. In coordinating to perpetrate the Russiagate hoax on the American public, the media and intelligence officials have forged a relationship in which the two partners look out for the other’s professional and political interests. Not least of all, they target shared adversaries and protect mutual friends. [Read More]

These Guys Are Planning A “Straight Pride Parade” In Boston And Twitter Can’t Get Enough (Buzzfeed)

Boston officials say a group claiming they will hold a “straight pride parade” in the city this summer has not actually been granted a permit to do so after the so-called event went viral.

It all started with a group of men who call themselves “Super Happy Fun America.” According to its website, the group exists to “celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community.” [Read More]

Biden campaign confirms he supports Hyde Amendment (The Hill)

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign confirmed that he still supports a controversial ban prohibiting the use of federal funds for certain abortion services.

Campaign aides told The Hill that the 2020 presidential hopeful still supports the Hyde Amendment, which has prevented government health programs like Medicaid from paying for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman. [Read More]


Poll: Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism (Axios)

Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media. [Read More]

Jussie Smollett Will Not Return to ‘Empire,’ Lee Daniels Says (Variety)

“Jussie [Smollett] will NOT be returning to ‘Empire,’” series co-creator Lee Daniels said Tuesday.

Daniels was responding to a Variety report in which multiple production sources said that “Empire’s” writing staff was breaking ideas for the show’s sixth and final season with the expectation that Smollett would appear in the back half of the 18-episode season. [Read More]


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