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‘Squad’ members introduce resolution calling Israel’s founding ‘catastrophe’

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By Callie Patteson Palestinians refer to their experience of uprooting, dispossession, and refugeedom as the Nakba. Members of the “Squad” of far-left House lawmakers have called on the US government to describe the events surrounding Israel’s founding with the Palestinian term “Nakba,” an Arabic word meaning “catastrophe.” The resolution, authored by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was submitted nearly two weeks after Israel  celebrated its independence day  and one day after the anniversary of the Jewish state’s 1948 war of independence. The measure demands the US “commemorate the Nakba through official recognition and remembrance,” while claiming that the word also refers to “an ongoing process of Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land and its dispossession of the Palestinian people that continues to this day through the establishment and expansion of approximately 300 illegal settlements and outposts in the occupied Palestinian West Bank in

FBI agent at Sussmann trial says he rejected Alfa-Bank claims within days

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By Jerry Dunleavy A n FBI agent involved in analyzing the  since-debunked  Trump-Russia  collusion claims  pushed to the bureau by Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann testified that an analysis rejected claims of a secret back channel to Russia within days. Sussmann  was charged  last year with  concealing  his clients — Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and “Tech Executive-1,” known to be former Neustar executive Rodney Joffe — from FBI General Counsel James Baker when he pushed debunked allegations of a secret line of communication between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa-Bank during a September 2016 meeting. Scott Hellman, currently an FBI supervisory special agent leading a team investigating cybercrime, said he and a supervisor retrieved the thumb drives and other information passed to the FBI the day after the Baker-Sussmann meeting, reviewed the secret communication claims, and quickly rejected them. Special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI, the CIA, a bipa

Ted Cruz: ‘I’ll Take Free Speech for $10,000’

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By Nate Jackson The Supreme Court ruled in the Texas senator’s favor regarding campaign finance restrictions. Money in politics is tantamount to speech, and, if anything, the Founders crafted the First Amendment most specifically to protect political speech. That’s why the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (a.k.a. McCain-Feingold) was such an egregious and unconstitutional law. Fortunately, Monday’s 6-3 Supreme Court ruling struck another blow to that law. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought the suit against the Federal Election Commission, taking aim at the law’s restriction on post-election campaign financing. National Review  explains : The case,  FEC v. Cruz , was brought by Cruz after he attempted to repay his campaign’s considerable debt with political contributions raised in his name. Cruz, whose wife Heidi was a banker with Goldman Sachs, had lent $260,000 of his personal money to his campaign. Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 limited the use of contri

Liz Cheney Jumps on the Crazy Train and Says Her Colleagues and Constituents 'Enable' White Supremacy

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By Streiff The mass shooting in a  Buffalo, NY, grocery store  has caused an already panicked left to bring the crazy. The paramedics had scarcely arrived on the scene when the nutters were dispensing their hot takes affixing blame. "If you do condemn the replacement theory and the Buffalo white supremacist terrorist's actions and manifesto, why are you repeating it? Why do you create ads saying the same exact thing he wrote?" - Any good DC journalist should ask Republicans this question this weekend. — Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) May 15, 2022 If you think the shooter’s politics resemble anything in the GOP ( The Buffalo Shooter’s Ideas and Beliefs in One Easy Thread Helps Paint a Larger Picture ), there is a good chance that you are insane. Read my colleague Jeff Charles’s post,  Don’t Let Them Lie About Great Replacement Theory to Smear You . Naturally, where there is blood on the floor, there is a grift, and among the first to the trough was Liz Cheney, soon to be ex-G

Liberalism and the Problem of Evil

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By Philip Ahlrich No one can speak of evil without mentioning its attraction to the Democrat Party, which is now the party of official racism in America.  Political evil is a contagion of psychological immaturity, self-delusion, and counterfeit justification, and its virus has spread throughout America's liberal ruling class.  Its influence has scoured our nation of its fundamental values, and leftists are intent upon creating a state apparatus that facilitates the separation of children from their parents, criminals from justice, and citizens from the Bill of Rights.  This is a call to Marxist socialism that has no past and no possibility of a future.  This is evil come to do business with the Democrat Party, and it is evil on a national scale.  Civilization must protect the weakest, but leftist ideology targets and crushes those who are unable to resist the powerful forces of state coercion.  There is no civilization on the far side of Marxism. Modern liberalism is a tem

Businesses Suing Whitmer for Losses Due to COVID Shutdown, Allege Uncompensated ‘Taking’

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By Steven Kovac A coalition of five bowling alleys and family entertainment centers is suing Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, for losses incurred due to her mandatory  COVID-19  shutdowns in 2020. Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services director Robert Gordon is also a defendant in the case. The plaintiffs allege that the shutdowns imposed by Whitmer and Gordon were a “taking” of their businesses without just compensation in violation of both the state and the U.S. Constitution. The case has been winding its way through the federal courts since January 2021. Fred Kautz runs the lane oiler at Kautz Shore Lanes in Lexington, Mich., on May 13, 2022. (Steven Kovac/The Epoch Times) The coalition lost the first round of the legal battle when the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan ruled against it. Oral arguments were recently held before a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Plaintiff’s chief counsel David Ka