To really come to understand current trends within modern Islamist ideology, few experiences can compete with attending Islamist conventions and listening to its leading clerics. At last year’s “ILMspiration” Conference held in Anaheim, California, a day-long event on September 21, 2019, three speakers dominated the day, each receiving two or even three speaking spots. The
On the fiftieth anniversary of “Earth Day” — something of an ecological feast day — journalistic, philanthropic, and religious leaders echoed the spirit of the original celebration: The human race is a cancer on the planet. In the sternly reinforced quiet of stay-at-home orders, this Team Earth reveled in how the world was such a
On November 1, 2013, a gunman opened fire in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. He was soon confronted and shot by airport police officers, but not before killing a TSA agent and wounding two others and a traveler. I was still with the LAPD at the time and was among the hundreds of
The liberal media has seemingly placed a heavy emphasis on what it considers to be disinformation and misinformation, and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey had responded. Dorsey testified to this phenomenon in an interview with Showtime hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on April 22, 2020. “Misleading information is like the challenge of our industry
#Resist It is that time again, dear Morning Briefing readers, for me to express my dismay about some of the more heavy-handed government responses to our current coronavirus crisis. I will forego the disclaimers this time. Whiners are going to whine and we have important freedom-loving things to discuss on this fine Thursday morning. There
How did CBS Evening News celebrate Earth Day? By sharing the ugly sentiment that humans were not needed. That’s exactly what reporter John Blackstone suggested in his Wednesday report touting how the deadly Chinese coronavirus, which had killed more than 47,000 Americans and left 22 million unemployed, was keeping the country stuck inside. “Tonight, we mark
Despite the stalling tactics of certain Democrat governors, the U.S. is gradually moving toward restoring business as usual and rebooting the economy after a much-overrated “pandemic.” Canada, however, remains in lockdown, printing money it does not have to offset the closing down of industry and commerce, and sinking ever deeper into the economic doldrums. The
A bipartisan group of politicians is pushing a bill to prevent “online sexual exploitation of children,” but some civil liberty and tech experts have warned that it could jeopardize American privacy. There is fierce debate over the bill. The EARN IT Act, or “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020,” was
When we last met in this space, I was trying to move beyond the coronavirus here and now, but I need to get back to it for a minute. It’s important. Congress is going to pass another coronavirus relief plan likely called ‘Phase 4’ or ‘CARES Act 2.0’. One problem with this bill-to-be is that it
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple recently issued the 13th article in a series on the partisan liberal media promoting the Hillary Clinton-funded “dossier” assembled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele from his Russian contacts. Newly declassified notes from the report of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz reveal Steele’s “findings” – promoted all over D.C.
I’m “social distancing.” I stay away from people. I do it voluntarily. There’s a big difference between voluntary — and force. Government is force. The media want more of that. “Ten states have no stay-at-home orders!” complains Don Lemon On CNN. “Some governors are still refusing to take action!” Fox News’ host Steve Hilton agreed.
On Monday night, it was one liberal talking to another liberal as Daily Show host Trevor Noah appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Noah blamed all recent crises on Donald Trump himself, saying, “People forget, every single issue or every single scandal his administration has faced has been something that’s been self-imposed, right.
The coronavirus crisis has proven eye-opening on many fronts. Democrats have stalled much-needed relief to push their pet projects. State and local politicians have reveled in their new crisis powers, issuing restrictive bans on stores selling garden supplies and on people wishing to socialize with friends or family. Some have even worked with Facebook to
Allegedly cleared of coronavirus by the CDC, CNN PrimeTime Chris Cuomo took his “official” first steps out on Monday his basement quarantine in weeks. Or at least that was what he and CNN wanted you to believe. You see, this “official” release came over a week after Cuomo was caught outside, with his wife and
I would like to begin today’s column by apologizing upfront if it ends up being a little on the short side. There were grand plans for this one, oh yes, but then something weird happened: I didn’t feel well for a few hours on Monday when I should have been writing this. Normally a seemingly
CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny really wants you to know that protests about reopening the government are “not organic.” Zeleny described them this way three times on Sunday night, telling Don Lemon, “there’s no question these are not organic protests..” He then compared the Michigan rallies to the dreaded Tea Party: “As they
A report by the Christian Science Monitor takes a fascinating—though biased—look at the big contribution Israeli Arabs are making to Israel’s fight against the COVID-19 virus. “Over the past two decades,” CSM notes, “as rising numbers of Arab youth have pursued higher education and sought to integrate among Israel’s middle class, many have chosen to
During Sunday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Trump clashed with two usual suspects in CBS’s Weijia Jiang and CNN’s Jeremy Diamond after loaded, snarky questions on behalf of their fellow liberal media firefighters, acting with supposed bravery and perseverance. Things ended poorly for both with the former being told to be “relax” and
It’s ironic at a time when 56 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that Harvard Magazine would publish an article calling for a ban on homeschooling. The article by Erin O’Donnell, headlined “The Risks of Homeschooling,” sets up one straw man after another to make the
After completely ignoring previous polls that showed President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis getting majority support, NBC political director Chuck Todd used a portion of Sunday’s Meet the Press to whine that a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had found the President’s approval rating was unmoved from a year ago, despite his impeachment
There has been an overwhelming amount of finger-point here in the coronavirus plague era. Democrats blame President Trump for not taking the threat seriously. President Trump blames China for being coy and lying about the outbreak. The media blames whomever the Democrats blame, of course, because they’re mindless chimps. And on it goes. I felt
There’s a reason why Donald Trump hasn’t granted an interview to PBS since he announced his run for president in 2015. That reason — it’s Democrat territory — came out in a contentious PBS NewsHour interview on Friday with Vice President Mike Pence. It’s nothing like the softness Woodruff has offered Hilllary Clinton. Or Joe
At a time when the lives of the people of Egypt have been, like the lives of most people around the world, disrupted by coronavirus; at a time when Egyptians, like others, are wearing masks, staying indoors and social distancing—a group of undeterred Islamic terrorists were preparing to launch a major terror strike on Egypt’s
Nintendo’s new social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is out now for the Switch console, has become incredibly popular thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak causing people to stay home – selling over 3 million copies worldwide so far. In Japan (where numbers are increasing in urban areas, one of the factors that caused a
A MOST VALID QUESTION Only time will tell which of our nation’s governors has responded best to the coronavirus pandemic. There are varying degrees of shutdown from state to state. California’s Gavin Newsom put the kibosh on freedom of movement pretty early, for example. Here in Arizona, Doug Ducey was one of the last governors
Liberal media elites sure don’t seem to have a problem with life-crippling stay-at-home orders stretching through 2020 into 2021 and 2022, do they? On Friday’s Situation Room, CNN host Wolf Blitzer and chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta griped about how President Trump would not only acknowledge the mental toll that they’ve taken on the
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The liberal New York Times devoted two stories between Apr. 15 and Apr. 17, attacking President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze funding to the World Health Organization. The effort attempted to insulate one of the president’s biggest liberal critics on the matter from conservative scrutiny: billionaire Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates. The Times piece spent the
America’s leading universities have begun to respond to the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Duke University will “pause” construction projects, new expenditures, and hiring, and freeze salaries (with the possibility of a bonus for employees earning less than $50,000). Princeton University will suspend faculty and staff salary increases, freezing new hiring save in exceptional
This Thursday’s edition of CNN’s coronavirus town hall turned into a Democratic Party campaign event when co-hosts Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta invited former Vice President Joe Biden onto the show to rip President Trump, and opine about how he would do things differently. And while there were frivolous campaign questions asked, neither of