Archive for October 20th, 2020

Americans are Academically Ill-Equipped to Defend the Constitution

Americans are Academically Ill-Equipped to Defend the Constitution

on October 20, 2020, 1:03 PM / in Opinion

by Lindsey Burke | Angela Sailor  |  The National Interest Study after study suggests that the majority of Americans, from thought leaders to individual citizens, believe civic literacy is essential for a flourishing society and a strong Republic. Federal dollars will not solve our deficiencies in civics. “A republic, if you can keep it,” Benjamin Franklin allegedly quipped when asked what […]

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China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America

China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America

on October 20, 2020, 12:52 PM / in International News, Opinion

Written By Alex Horsman The People’s Republic of China isn’t exactly a favorite of the American public. Since the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak of early 2020, Americans are questioning whether or not all of that cheap plastic junk from Wal-Mart doesn’t come with a hidden cost. It’s not just about the virus: There is also the spectre of deindustrialization, which has been […]

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White House increases coronavirus-stimulus offer to $1.9 trillion

White House increases coronavirus-stimulus offer to $1.9 trillion

on October 20, 2020, 12:37 PM / in National News

The White House announced Monday that it has increased its coronavirus-relief offer to nearly $1.9 trillion ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Tuesday deadline for a deal on a new stimulus package. “[The president] is willing to give some additional money in terms of direct payments” to individuals, and paycheck support for small businesses, White House Chief of Staff […]

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DOJ: Trump’s denial of rape accusation was an official act

DOJ: Trump’s denial of rape accusation was an official act

on October 20, 2020, 12:35 PM / in National News

Department of Justice lawyers argued on Monday that President Trump should not be personally sued for denying an allegation that he raped writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s, because he refuted the claim to defend “his fitness for office as part of an official White House response to press inquiries.” In 2019, Carroll accused Trump of raping her in […]

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6 Russians charged over most ‘destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group’

6 Russians charged over most ‘destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group’

on October 20, 2020, 12:32 PM / in International News

Federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed grand jury indictments against six Russian intelligence officers accused of involvement in a series of damaging cyberattacks around the world. The Russians worked for the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU, which operated the hacking unit that the United States has linked to 2016 election interference, “for the strategic benefit of Russia.” The Justice Department […]

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Supreme Court lets Pennsylvania extend mail-in voting

Supreme Court lets Pennsylvania extend mail-in voting

on October 20, 2020, 12:30 PM / in National News, State News

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Pennsylvania election officials could count mail-in ballots received up to three days after Election Day. Pennsylvania Democrats had to extend the Nov. 3 ballot deadline by three days to accommodate mail-in voting by people avoiding the polls due to the risk of coronavirus infection. Republicans tried to block the change in the crucial […]

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Trump attacks Fauci as ‘disaster’

on October 20, 2020, 12:27 PM / in National News

President Trump called Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, a “disaster” during a conference call with campaign staffers that reporters heard. “People are tired of COVID,” Trump said. “People are tired of hearing Fauci and these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong. … Every time he goes on television, there’s always a bomb, but there’s […]

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Zooming and Toobin

Zooming and Toobin

on October 20, 2020, 12:25 PM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson Now, I want to discuss the Jeffrey Toobin story. I am surprised Jeffrey Toobin has not blamed Russian interference on the erection. For more than a decade, Jeffrey Toobin has been a partisan progressive who has used his perch as CNN’s supposedly objective legal analyst to assail critics, conservatives, and anyone he disagrees with. From his writings […]

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If Conservatives Want REAL Change in the Nevada Legislature…

If Conservatives Want REAL Change in the Nevada Legislature…

on October 20, 2020, 12:13 PM / in National News, Opinion, State News

(Chuck Muth) – In Nevada Assembly District 23 (Clark), the incumbent is “Republican” Glen Leavitt who, among other things, opposes ongoing efforts to repeal ex-Gov. Brian Sandoval’s anti-business “Commerce Tax” that mirrors the gross receipts tax overwhelmingly rejected by voters at the ballot box in 2014. One of the other big problems with Leavitt is that he’s a double-dipper who’s been […]

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Supreme Court to hear case on diversion of Pentagon funds to border wall

on October 20, 2020, 12:11 PM / in National News

By Rebecca Kheel The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling on the president’s diversion of military funds to build a wall along the United States’ southern border. The case was one of two immigration-related disputes the court agreed to hear Monday. In addition to the border wall, the Supreme Court will […]

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MIC CUTOFF: TRUMP SHOULD NOW CANCEL DEBATE

on October 20, 2020, 12:06 PM / in Opinion

The obviously biased Debate Commission just changed the rules and the Democrat Moderator can now cut Trump’s mic if he tries to bring up Joe and Hunter Biden’s computer evidence.  The allegation is that after a candidate’s two minutes are up, the mic gets cut.  If you trust that bullshit, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. No, Trump should cancel the […]

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Can America Do It All?

Can America Do It All?

on October 20, 2020, 12:05 PM / in Opinion

With the national debt already equal to the GDP, and growing faster now, a question arises: Where does this end? In fiscal year 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, the U.S. government set some impressive new records. The deficit came in at $3.1 trillion, twice the previous record of $1.4 trillion in 2009, which was set during the Great Recession, […]

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The News According to Thomas October 20th 2020

The News According to Thomas October 20th 2020

on October 20, 2020, 12:01 PM / in International News, National News

Dr. Tom Cowan Explores the Covid Virus Invented Out of Sheer Nonsense – LewRockwell Red Alert: A Revolution in Progress in the USA – LewRockwell Ice Cube Defends His Decision To Work With President Trump · The Patriot Hill TSA Passenger Traffic Tops One Million Sunday As Return To Normalcy Continues  | Zero Hedge Magnitude 7.5 earthquake near Alaska creates […]

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Leaks Show Multiple Companies Targeted Over Pistol Braces & History of ATF Hostility

on October 20, 2020, 6:49 AM / in National News

by John Crump In 2019, according to multiple sources including those at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATF), the former Department Assistant Director of Enforcement Programs and Services, Curtis W Gilbert, discussed pistol braces at multiple meetings with other ATF employees. In his opinion, pistol braces, specifically the SB Tactical SBA4, are stocks. He hinted that the ATF would […]

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If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

on October 20, 2020, 6:31 AM / in Religion

By Amy Peterson In the Netherlands, a group of fashion designers offer a “Golden Joinery” workshop. Inspired by the Japanese technique Kintsugi, where broken porcelain is visibly repaired with gold, participants collaborate in mending clothes in ways that highlight the mending work rather than trying to mask it. Those who are invited bring “a dear but broken garment and mend […]

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How the Islamic World was Forged: An Exercise in Common Sense

How the Islamic World was Forged: An Exercise in Common Sense

on October 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

H/T to Bobbie By Raymond Ibrahim  /  Front Page Mag What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order […]

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From the RTP Archives…

From the RTP Archives…

on October 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion, State News

By RockyTopPolitics.com [Editors’ note:  In anticipation of former Cong. Steve Fincher’s entry into the U.S. Senate race, we bring back an oldy, but moldy post of Fincher’s putrid deal with Nancy Pelosi, shortly before he left Congress.  You’re welcome.] What’s that splat on the road? The conservative newspaper, The Washington Examiner, jumps all over the Farmer from Frog Jump: “Fincher represents what’s worst […]

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Risky Business

Risky Business

on October 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Friday, October 20, 2017. Fourteen years ago today, a 40-year-old daredevil from Canton, Michigan, leapt into the Niagara River with nothing protecting him but his clothes and a serene expression that was disquieting to those who watched him float over the famous falls. “It was really freaky, actually,” bystander Lynda Satelmajer told reporters. “He was smiling.” Miraculously, […]

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October 20th in History

October 20th in History

on October 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Acca of Hexham Artemius Caprasius of Agen Hedwig (in Canada, moved from Oct. 16) Irene of Tomar Magdalene of Nagasaki Margaret Marie Alacoque (in Canada, moved from Oct. 16) October 20 […]

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What Is Heavy When Empty?

What Is Heavy When Empty?

on October 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. —Isaiah 1:17 After reading Isaiah 1, I thought of this riddle: What is heavy for God when it’s empty for me? Nothing is too hard for God to do, of course, but that doesn’t mean that nothing is a burden to Him. In fact, […]

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