It’s really getting embarrassing the lengths Hillary Clinton and the other Democrats are going in their bid to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are trying everything they can to explain Hillary’s loss: allegations of Russian hacking; the timing of the FBI’s second investigation into Hillary’s e-mails; the fact that she’s a woman; the fact that Trump supporters are “deplorables”; the fact that Trump didn’t win the popular vote, and on and on.
Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in multiple cities on Backpage.com seeking “operatives.”
Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism.
Ever since the death of that psychotic dictator Fidel Castro, I have been experiencing déjà vu. At age ten, I fled my native Cuba after the Communists took over and proceeded to trash the nation to make it conform to their totalitarian ideology. You may think that a ten-year-old would be ignorant of politics and not remember much, but totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and it was traumatic for adults and children who were not drunk with fanaticism.
With only three days left in office, US President Barack Obama announced several key administration posts on Wednesday, including the placement of Benjamin Rhodes, one of his top foreign policy advisers, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
BAMAKO, Mali — The Nigerian military bombed a crowded camp for people fleeing Islamist militants Tuesday, killing more than 50 people in what was described as a mistake by air force pilots targeting Boko Haram fighters.
The bombardment occurred in the city of Rann, near the Cameroon border, one of places where more than 1 million victims of Boko Haram have fled in recent years as part of one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
More than 100 people were injured, and humanitarian workers were among the dead, aid officials said.
There is no question that $500 is pocket change to our silver-spooned prime minister, and probably less than the cost of one well-tailored sleeve on one of his many bespoke suits.
It is, however, the maximum fine Justin Trudeau will incur if Canada’s Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson finds him guilty of breaking rules with his secretive fun-in-the-sun jaunt to the Aga Khan’s private Bahamian island over the New Year.
But surely it strips Trudeau of any claim to personal integrity.
Frank Sinatra’s Secret Service code name was “Napoleon.”
Before you can finish asking, “Why did he need one?” you’ll remember:
JFK was practically a member of the Rat Pack, one of the few men for whom über-alpha Sinatra ever eagerly slaved as a beta-male drone: as procurer, of course—the Treasury Department didn’t dub Kennedy “Lancer” for nothing—but also in the lesser-known (and ultimately thankless) role of party planner.
The F-35 stealth fighter jet suffers from hundreds of problems and won’t be fully combat-capable before 2020, says a scathing report from the Pentagon’s top evaluator. New issues keep cropping up, and fixing them all may cost over $1 billion.
Dr. Michael Gilmore’s damning assessment is part of the massive annual report for fiscal year 2016, and his 62-page dossier devoted to the F-35 paints a grim picture of America’s much touted,futuristic Joint Strike Fighter. The program, which began in 2001, was supposed to deliver a fifth-generation jet serving the needs of the Air Force, the Navy and the Marine Corps, achieving savings through a modular design. Instead, it is 70 percent over initial cost estimates and years behind schedule.
A former CIA agent who is facing extradition to Italy to face jail time for her role in the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric suspected of terrorism is hoping President-elect Donald Trump will save her.
Sabrina De Sousa, 60, is scheduled to be extradited Tuesday from Portugal — where the American/Portuguese dual citizen lives — to Italy, where she was convicted in absentia for participating in a Bush-era “rendition” of a terror suspect.
The Muslim population of France was approximately 6.5 million in 2016, or around 10% of the overall population of 66 million. In real terms, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union, just above Germany.
Although French law prohibits the collection of official statistics about the race or religion of its citizens, Gatestone Institute’s estimate of France’s Muslim population is based on several studies that attempted to calculate the number of people in France whose origins are from Muslim-majority countries.
It’s called the Pussyhat Project. You read that right. Women are knitting pink pussyhats to wear during the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on January 21 to protest the presidency of Donald Trump.
The women’s “movement” is being touted as a way to provide protesters “a means to make a unique visual statement which will help activists be better heard” and to “provide people who cannot physically be on the National Mall a way to represent themselves and support women’s rights.”
The furor over “fake news” on Facebook supposedly tipping the election for Donald Trump was only going to end one way. I just didn’t expect it to get there so quickly.
The “fake news” hysteria came, after all, from the same people who previously brought us “fake but accurate.” If you don’t remember that phrase, here’s a refresher. In the 2004 election, CBS’s Dan Rather tried to pass off forged Texas Air National Guard memos in an attempt to impugn the military record of George W. Bush. It was fake news, and it was specifically designed to tilt the results of a presidential election.