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Americans already expressed record satisfaction on economic conditions in the U.S., over three years into President Trump's tenure.  Turns out that things are even better than we initially realized, as employment data from the end of 2019 was just significantly updated:

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271 After Trump Dossier Revelation, FBI Is Next

Investigators looking into the Trump dossier were not surprised when news broke recently that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, working through the Democrats' law firm, Perkins Coie, financed the "salacious and unverified" compilation of allegations of Trump collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. (The "salacious…

272 We're About to Find out If Democrats Really Care About Russian Interference

If we found out that Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee had paid a firm working for the Russians to create a file of fabricated attacks on Hillary Clinton during the election cycle, would the media treat it as an impeachable offense? Would such efforts be considered an attack on the foundations of our democracy…

273 Is Tone Of Trump-Russia Probe Changing?

Have you noticed? In recent public comments, the lawmakers investigating the Trump-Russia affair, along with some of the commentators who dissect its every development, seem to be focusing more on the facts of Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 election and less on allegations that Donald Trump or his associates colluded with those efforts…

274 What's Behind Trump's New Executive Actions

President Trump's most recent high-profile executive actions—on Obamacare, immigration and the Iran nuclear deal—do three big things. First, they push Congress to act, which involves more than just calling the bluff of Republican leaders who talked big during the Obama years but failed to produce once the GOP controlled both Congress and…

275 10 Reasons to Stay Calm About Those Russia Facebook Ads

The latest excitement in the Trump-Russia investigation is a set of Facebook ads linked to Russia, about 3,000 in all, that some of the president's adversaries hope will prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. "A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial…

276 Come and Take Them

The idea that gun-control advocates don't want to confiscate your weapons is, of course, laughable. They can't confiscate your weapons, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps inch further toward that goal. Some folks are more considerate and get right to the point. "I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment…

277 Three Defective Assumptions Underlie Gun Controllers' Agenda

Tastelessly but predictably, Second Amendment phobics wasted no time in exploiting this week's Las Vegas murders for political gain and as an opportunity to signal their virtue.  Everyone from latenight television buffoons to leftist political scolds trotted out their usual self-righteousness and demands for more gun control.  Their collective…

278 We Need Fallacy Control Now!

Enough is enough. It's epidemic. It's dangerous. And the time has come to demand its end. In the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, America needs fallacy control. Yes, we must declare war on fallaciousness. Now more than ever, the nation is suffering from an outbreak of illogical thinking. In response to senseless violence, clearheaded…

279 What Americans Think About NFL Protests — And Trump

Whenever President Trump sets off a new controversy, there's always a period of hair-on-fire commentary, usually conducted in the absence of polls or other evidence of public opinion. It's happened again and again, the latest example being the president, the NFL and the national anthem. Trump set things off Sept. 22 during a speech in Alabama. Now…

280 NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough

I'm calling foul on all the leftists rushing to protect the NFL's protest crusaders from President Donald Trump's criticism of their national anthem antics. Their shabby line of defense? The NFL is a "private enterprise" whose "rights" are being violated by those who dare to challenge the league's political radicalization. The…

281 Show Biz Meltdown: Bombs Away!

The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics. Pro tip, Tinseltownies: Swapping your jazz hands for middle fingers and waving resistance fists at your customer base is bad for business. Let…

282 Never Forget: Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes

Another year. Another Sept. 11 anniversary. Another opportunity for grievance-mongering Muslim agitators to decry the imagined "epidemic" of "Islamophobia." South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) convened with Mad Maxine Waters and other House Democrats in Washington, D.C., to mark a somber occasion this week. No, not the…

283 Trump vs. The Filibuster

President Trump brings an outsider's perspective to the long debate over the Senate filibuster. An overwhelming majority of the Senate disagrees with his desire to kill the filibuster, which means he doesn't have a prayer of winning. But he's not entirely wrong, either. Set aside Trump's sledgehammer tweets directed at Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

284 Measuring, and Mismeasuring, the Trump Conundrum

Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Donald Trump's victory last November was that, according to exit polls, 60 percent of the voters had an unfavorable impression of Trump on the day he was elected president of the United States. Now, it's remarkable that after all that has happened, Trump's favorable and unfavorable rating—not his job…

285 Trump's Trade Doctrine

Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico or another low-wage country, they'll go for the bargain. That's one reason millions of American factory workers have lost their jobs. In last year's presidential election, Donald Trump put the collapse of American manufacturing…

286 Colin Kaepernick: Cop Hater and Apologist for Murderous Dictators

Must the political left ruin everything?  Until recently, the wide world of sports generally offered refuge from the acrimony of political debate for fans of all ideological persuasions.  No longer.  Today, it's nearly impossible to tune in without being subjected to a tiresome social justice lecture from some raffishly dressed host…

287 Keeping Devin Nunes Out of the Game

In early April, news reports were filled with word that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had recused himself from the committee's Russia investigation. Outside activist groups accused Nunes of revealing classified information, and the House Ethics Committee decided to look into the matter. Nunes was forced to step aside from the Russia…

288 Procter & Gamble's Identity-Politics Pandering

Once upon a time, brothers-in-law William Procter and James Gamble sold candles and soap. Their 19th-century family business grew into the largest consumer goods conglomerate in the world—launching the most recognizable brands on our grocery shelves, including Tide, Pampers, Crest, Nyquil and Old Spice. Now, Procter & Gamble want to conquer…

289 Why Are Republicans Trouncing Democrats In Fundraising?

The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls. All of which makes it notable that the Republican National Committee is trouncing the Democratic National Committee when it comes…

290 Be Very Worried About the Future of Free Expression

"Ads That Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes Will Be Banned in U.K., but Not in the Good Ol' USA!" reads a recent headline on the website Jezebel. Yay to the good ol' USA for continuing to value the fundamental right of free expression, you might say. Or maybe not. Why would a feminist—or anyone, for that matter—celebrate the idea…

291 Manufacturing Hate for 'Made in America'

It's "Made in America" week in Washington, D.C. You'd think this would be cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance and success of our nation's homegrown entrepreneurs and manufacturers? Enter Bill Kristol. The entrenched Beltway pundit ridiculed a festive kickoff event on Monday at…

292 The Crisis in America's Crime Labs

Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America's government-run crime labs—and it's not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. In April, Massachusetts state…

293 For Trump Critics, to Follow Is to Lead

President Trump's performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader. ABC News contemplated "A World Without U.S. Leadership." CNN reported that Trump exchanged "an aggressive, traditional American leadership role for isolation in a club of one."…

294 Annual Gallup Survey Provides Conservatives Reason for Optimism

For conservatives, dismay over America's present and despair about its future can become a default setting.  From "microaggressions" and "safe spaces" on college campuses to presidential assassination fantasies from entertainers to ambushes of Congressional leaders on baseball fields, it often seems that we're disintegrating…

295 Georgia Vote Says More About Trump Now Than House In '18

The Georgia 6th District results don't tell us what will happen in 2018. But they do tell us what is happening right now. In a conversation two weeks before the GA06 election, a Republican strategist involved in the fight mused on the possibility that all the money spent, all the doors knocked, all the phones called, all the accusations hurled&mdash…

296 Five More Notes On Trump's Current Predicament

Not long ago I wrote that the danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter had changed dramatically in recent weeks. Now, in just the last few days, the situation has changed even more. In five ways: 1. The Mueller office: Investigative arm of the House The Washington Post reported recently that special…

297 Sorry, France - U.S. Remains the Top Choice of the World's 700 Million Potential Migrants

From the moment a Trump presidency became a realistic possibility, preening leftists have been promising to depart for France or similarly enlightened locales.  So why is the French government resorting to bribes to entice them to follow through?  Following President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate…

298 Rape Fakers Must Pay a Higher Price

It's settled, but far from over. The University of Virginia fraternity that was slimed and defamed by sicko fabulist Sabrina Erdely will receive a $1.65 million payment, the fraternity announced this week. Erdely's manufactured tale of gang rape by Phi Kappa Psi members, spun through a manipulated UVA student dubbed "Jackie" and published…

299 Five Notes On Trump's Current Predicament

The danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter has changed dramatically in recent weeks. If you're a Republican and you still believe the critical question is whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election — if you still think that, you're behind the times…

300 You Know What's Worse Than Overreacting to Terror? Normalizing It

The day after Islamic terrorists struck England for the second time in a month, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman offered the prevailing liberal talking point of the day: Stop panicking. "I'm going to London later this week," he mocked on Twitter. "OMG! I might be stabbed! Or I might get hit by a drunk driver tonight, or run over…

 
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"For once, common sense has won the day in Virginia politics. And yes, even a few Democrats deserve credit this time.On Monday, the Mike Bloomberg and Gov. Ralph Northam-backed 'assault weapons' ban that passed the Virginia House of Delegates died in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would have outlawed future sales of so-called assault weapons, including popular firearm models such as…[more]
 
 
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