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From the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income rose by 6.8% in 2019 - a record one-year increase - to a record high of $68,700.  Notably, under the supposed racist President Donald Trump, those 2019 income gains were largest for minority groups.  And since 2016, median income has risen 9.7%, which is fantastic news for Americans, even if it might be bad news for leftists in their disinformation campaign:

 

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31 The Red York Times: First in Fake News

Newsflash from The New York Times: Women may have starved under socialist regimes, but their orgasms were out of this world! That's the creepy gist of one of the Grey Lady's recent essays this summer hailing the "Red Century." The paper's ongoing series explores "the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution…

32 Media Keep Butchering the Facts About Obamacare

Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare. From day one, there has been almost no light between the average liberal activist and average health care reporter. Or the average "fact-checker," for that matter. "Fact-checking" has evolved…

33 What CNN's Threat to Dox a Redditor Tells Us About the State of Journalism

If you're going to create nasty memes to get attention, demand people give you credit for those memes and celebrate when the president of the United States shares one with his roughly 33 million followers, I have no sympathy for you. You're not a martyr for the cause of free expression. There was a time when anonymity allowed Americans with unpopular…

34 The Double Murder of Otto Warmbier

We may never know what brutal torture and malign neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea's dictatorship before losing his life this week at the age of 22. But it wasn't the first time the free-spirited Ohio native died. More than a year before succumbing to the unknown illness or injury that left him in a coma…

35 YouTube Banned Me, But Not the Hate Imams

One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned. I know. It happened to me in 2006.…

36 Public Has a Right to See Trump Ad

Television stations around the country are running an ad claiming the Obamacare repeal bill passed in the House will deprive cancer patients and pregnant women of affordable coverage. The ad, paid for by the group Save My Care, is loaded with lies. Yet television giants ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN refuse to air an ad touting President Donald Trump's successful…

37 Chelsea Clinton's Cheerleading Cult

How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea Clinton? Thirstier than an ultra-marathoner lost in Death Valley in mid-July. Hyping the entertainment magazine's latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, "How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY…

38 Public Broadcasting: Taxpayer Subsidies for Rich People

Should American taxpayers, many of whom struggle to make ends meet, be forced to subsidize public broadcasting such as National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)?  Anyone answering affirmatively should undertake the following thought exercise.  Go to either NPR's or PBS's social media page, and compare the number…

39 Stop Belittling The Holocaust With Your Stupid Nazi Analogies

When the Associated Press dropped a breathless piece contending that the Trump administration was "considering" and "weighing" using 100,000 National Guard troops to help round up illegal immigrants, the media erupted into its usual hysterics. Soon, the White House denied it had ever considered the memo (and so far, there is no…

40 On Fire: The Racist Anti-Racists at MTV News

It's only the second week of 2017, but it's already been a banner year for preening liberals on cable TV who are hell-bent on self-immolation in the name of proving everyone else's moral inferiority. To use young people's slang these days, you're "lit," media progressives. But not in a good way. On Tuesday, just before the confirmation…

41 A Public Service

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens…

42 The Messy Truth About Van Jones

They never learn. The grand journalism pooh-bahs at CNN were humiliated this election cycle when WikiLeaks revealed that former CNN contributor and interim DNC chair Donna Brazile had shared a question with the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance of a March Democratic primary town hall debate. According to CNN, "activist anchor" Roland Martin…

43 "Fake News" - Liberals' Latest Campaign to Restrict Political Speech

"Seven taken to hospital after active shooter reported at Ohio State University, according to fire department."  That was The Washington Post's breathless announcement this week in the early moments of a deadly attack on the campus of Ohio State University.  I happened to be in an airport awaiting my flight at the same time, and…

44 Debate Depressive Disorder

How many more broadcast bust-ups will it take before America finally decides to make its presidential election debates tolerable again? I can't take it anymore. Can you? For the past three cycles — 2008, 2012, and 2016 — I've chronicled the depressing, systemic bias of left-leaning partisans whom the Commission on Presidential…

45 Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road. It seems like yesterday when Champion of Wimmin Maureen Dowd,…

46 Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho

Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley. The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righteous citizen rebellion. On June 7, a brief news item appeared on local Twin Falls, Idaho-based KMVT about a "reported sexual assault that possibly…

47 Washington Post "Fact Checker" Reporter to Puerto Rico Retirees and Bondholders: Let Them Eat Social Security Cake

It's bad enough that The Washington Post's notoriously biased "Fact Checker" labels a Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) television advertisement opposing a Puerto Rico bailout by Congress as "half true," even after acknowledging that we told the whole truth.  But just wait until you hear what Michelle Ye Hee Lee, one of…

48 The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee. After 2012, when liberal journalists routinely hijacked the party's 20 televised debates while cashing in on ratings and advertising revenue, the RNC resolved to change narrative-surrendering business…

49 A Tale of Two Tapes: Teen Cruz and Terror-Coddler Obama

The crack media buzzed this week with the discovery of a totally front-page, news-breaking, breathtaking videotape. GOP presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, CNN reported, was caught on camera confessing how he "sought 'world domination.'" Gasp! This is something voters need to know. Left-wing rag Mother Jones vigilantly covered…

50 Inside the Garden of Political Town Hall Plants

On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his "final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy." In addition to sitting down with liberal anchor Anderson Cooper, the network says Obama will "take questions from the audience." Uh-oh. Get out your best pruning shears and trowels. In an age of micromanaged…

51 For Sanity’s Sake, Remember the Ray Bradbury Rule

When disaster strikes, to where do people turn? Usually, the television. Earthquakes, wildfires, shootings, terrorist attacks — the cameras are there, feeding pictures of devastation and death, passing along bits and pieces of information. And when there is no real news to share? Not to worry, experts are standing by to offer their best educated…

52 Trust in Media at Record Low, and Sleazy Washington Post "Fact Check" Against Carly Fiorina Shows Why

Americans' sense of confidence in the media has plummeted to a record low.  To understand why, look no further than a recent "fact check" in The Washington Post that can only be described as a sleazy partisan hit piece against 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.  This week, Gallup released a new survey that asked…

53 A Debatable 'Debate'

The so-called "debates," among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. No one expects these televised sound bites and "gotcha" questions to be anything like the historic Lincoln-Douglas debates on the momentous national issue of slavery. But…

54 What's More Offensive Than Huckabee's Holocaust Remark? Obama's Iran Deal

In an interview with Breitbart News, Mike Huckabee accused President Barack Obama of being "naïve" for trusting Iran to uphold its part of the recent agreement struck by the nations. By doing so, Huckabee said, Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven." The Anti-Defamation League, self-proclaimed guardians of (…

55 Rubio the Average American

Marco Rubio bought a bunch of stuff he probably couldn't afford. Welcome to America. So The New York Times has pulled together another hit piece -- this one insinuating that Rubio, who the newspaper evidently believes is the GOP front-runner, is both a reckless spendthrift and a financial failure. The story -- either clumsily or, more likely, deliberately…

56 There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, so Let's Stop Pretending

If you're an intellectually curious person -- and if you're a journalist, let's assume that you are -- you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It's inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics. It's…

57 About Those Smoking Guns

In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's worth taking a closer look at what was considered criminal in McDonnell's case, because, at least so…

58 Going Bananas: A Case Study in Media-Manufactured Racism

Political correctness is a pathological disorder. You can't say "niggardly" or "black holes" or "chink in the armor" without provoking protests or risking your job. You can't invoke the Constitution or call illegal behavior "illegal" without being accused of hatred. And now, you can't goof around at a high school…

59 Sorry, New York Times: Science Doesn’t Have a Liberal Bias

It was probably inevitable that the New York Times — which long ago became the most intellectually lazy significant publication in America — would go there. After this week’s controversy regarding parents who abstained from giving their kids the measles vaccine, a pair of Times reporters — Jeremy W. Peters and Richard Perez-…

60 What’s Left in the Media? (Almost Everything)

Year in and year out, the establishment media excuses some of the most vicious and/or vacuous statements or writings from the liberals who make up the vast bulk of that establishment, while accusing conservative writers of awful things we just didn’t say. It is therefore appropriate, in a “let’s-have-fun” sort of way, for the…

 
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