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Michigan: Attorney Matt DePerno’s team can now confirm that “the Antrim County election management system (EMS) was REMOTELY and successfully logged into anonymously on 11/05/2020 at 5:55 PM and again on 11/17/2020 at 5:16 PM.” The analysists in this case searched for the server logs on the Dominion machines to determine who logged in and why. […]

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It’s OK for party primaries. General elections? Not so much. Having just returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was surprised to find out that the candidates facing off in our May 8th Republican “Drive-By” Convention (Virginia and New Jersey have odd-year state elections) for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general will be chosen via […]

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With the election, the inauguration installation, and the 17 damaging Executive Orders, I keep hearing the question, “How do we move forward?’ I believe I have a hunch as to which way we, as conservatives should move. We need a local ground game. It must be strategic in its approach. Although we need to all […]

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“As every political propagandist knows, there is nothing more destructive of the human psyche than to be forced to doubt the veracity of what one’s own elementary observations demonstrate, simply because they conflict with a prevailing and unassailable orthodoxy. In such circumstances one is forced to choose between considering oneself deluded, or the world as […]

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A good friend of mine sent me US Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) recent essay in The Atlantic Magazine. Disclosure: I was a “maxed out” contributor to Sen. Sasse in the last election cycle and co-hosted a fundraiser for him in Philadelphia. I am an admirer. He is a Ph.D. historian, former college president, and one-time Justice Department […]

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Conservative (In)Competence

 

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” – Jimmy Breslin

Conservatives have been treated to serial disappointments of late, and while the left deserves to shoulder a lot of the blame, some of our recent wounds were self-inflicted.

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The Joint Chiefs just issued a statement that Biden will be the next president. Breathtakingly irresponsible. Congress certified the EC vote. The military has zero say. If their intention is to tell Trump he better leave then 1) they are stunningly stupid because there’s not a shred of any indication, except in Leftists’ fantasy land, […]

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Where Now, Republicans?

 

Pickett’s Charge, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863.

Republicans were reeling before last week’s criminal breach of the US Capitol. But that breach, led by lunatics who deserve serious jail time, tossed Democrats a cudgel with which to drive a wedge between pro- and anti-Trump Republicans.

It reminds me of the infamous “Pickett’s charge” during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. General George Pickett led his Confederate troops in an ill-fated charge across an open field in an effort to break the center of the Union line. It failed, but the Democrat’s own version of Pickett’s charge, with the artillery cover of the Capitol “insurrection,” has indeed breached the GOP middle. And how has the GOP responded? By shooting at each other.

Are There Real Alternatives to Twitter and Facebook?

 

I turned on my laptop this morning to find this on bonginoreport.com, a favorite news aggregator.

When news broke yesterday, following the horrific events at the US Capitol on January 6th, that President Trump was being permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook, I was not surprised. I was surprised it didn’t happen sooner. It was done so for the flimsiest of reasons: that the President violated their “standards” by promoting violence. Of course, they provided no real evidence of that. They simply joined the mob and repeated the notion that Trump fomented – incited – an insurrection at the Capitol.

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The Soviet Union was fully entitled to intervene in Poland and to defend the status quo, in accordance with the declarations not just of Soviet interest but of Polish law. It was on this point that the Polish regime’s unquestioned legality must be contrasted with its undoubted illegitimacy. This is from Norman Davies’ book, Heart […]

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I promised I would share an op-ed I co-authored with a liberal Democratic friend, Rob Fersh, on the important – some would say, urgent – need to restore an important remnant of our social fabric; building trust and the ability to dialogue across the partisan divide. Some think it is too late. Injustices – some real, others […]

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A Few Thoughts on Today’s Capitol Protest

 

The US Capitol is the centerpiece, even the capstone, of my 40 career in and around politics and advocacy, and much more. It is where I met Adrienne and where every member of my family has spent time – both my sons were Senate pages, and one would serve as a doorkeeper and House staff assistant. I consider being Secretary of the Senate the greatest honor of my years in public service and politics. I love the Article I branch of our Republic.

I hate what happened today, for all the reasons you do, even though much of it appeared peaceful. But I have a few thoughts to share. They may surprise.
 
First, as a former journalist: take nothing you read, watched, or heard via corporate media today at face value. I have long learned that much early reporting is wrong. Worse, much of the media has been pining for years for an event like this; something to prove that “tea party” or Trump supporters are prone to violence. Some no doubt are. But let’s wait for the facts before drawing conclusions.
 
Second, while there is no excuse for violence, it is undeniably a part of our Capitol’s history. The 9 million pound cast iron dome symbolizes to the world our democracy was constructed during the Civil War; Union troops were quartered on the then-new Senate floor. One soldier had to be restrained from destroying former Senator Jefferson Davis’ (D-MS) desk (you know, the President of the Confederacy). There are bullet marks on the House floor where Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire during a vote in 1954.
 
And you can see bloodstains on the stairway leading from the House chamber along the east front downstairs, the result of a fatal gunshot wound. in 1889, a Louisville Courier reporter, Charles Kincaid, shot former Congressman William Taulby (KY); Kincaid was never charged.
 
More recently, in 1983, the Senate had just adjourned late one November evening when a bomb exploded just off the Senate floor, courtesy of “Weathermen” extremists. The damage was extensive. Fortunately, no one was injured. Shortly after I left my job as Secretary of the Senate, two Capitol policemen were killed by a deranged killer near the offices of then-House Whip Tom DeLay. They were the first two Capitol police lost in the line of duty.
 
I mention all this to remind you that protests and violence are the unfortunate but inevitable price of free speech and the freedom of expression, movement, and association guaranteed by our Constitution. Our first such “protest” occurred in Boston Harbor. Western Pennsylvania’s “Whiskey Rebellion” was quelled by troops led by none other than President George Washington. Over 600,000 Americans lost their lives in a bloody and tragic civil war. And civil rights protests during the ’50s and ’60s were frequently violent and bloody.
 
I’m not excusing it, nor what happened in the Capitol today. It is a part of our history and the dark side of our human nature. And we have always survived, grown, learned, and moved on. . . to the next episode. We are a fallen people. We learn the hard way. We always have.
 
As I wrote on my blog just yesterday, I believe we just experienced the worst election in modern times – not the result, but because of the massive irregularities that transpired, undermining confidence in the cornerstone of our republic – free and fair elections. 
Third, and finally, I’ve heard and read enough claptrap from enough of you about how, as a Trump voter (twice), I’m responsible for what happened today. How shallow, stupid, and insulting. And so many, especially in the media, are beside themselves over this “assault on democracy” involving the US Capitol . . . the same people dismissing or ignoring over 500 violent events in more than 200 cities across the United States this summer that destroyed thousands of buildings, small businesses, and livelihoods. Spare me your crocodile tears, hypocrites. If you decry violence in the Capitol today, decry it all.

 

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The verdict is in on the integrity of the 2020 election, and it’s not pretty. According to a Rasmussen poll from early December, nearly half of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election involved widespread vote fraud (at least in battleground states), including stolen voters and/or destroyed pro-Trump votes. That’s despite 57% of Americans generally believing that mail-in […]

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The Sound of Hope News is one of my favorite news channel. It features legally immigrated Mainland Chinese journalists living in the US who love this country. They know what Communism and Socialism are like and work hard to prevent them. This little channel also receives news from Mainland China. They are very diligent and […]

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As states begin to certify the 2020 election results, and the court litigation disputing the election outcome slowly ends, Americans ought to focus their attention on the two U.S. Senate races down in Georgia. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are running close races against their Democratic opponents—and the results of these elections will […]

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The Hon. Matthew Brann, federal district court (Obama-appointed) judge who just happened to be a assigned the  PA election case,  has now dismissed the Trump campaign’s challenges to PA’s outlandish violations of election laws and equal protection. What a surprise (not). I guess it will now be on to a request to the Supreme Court […]

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My friend, Dr. Bill Hamilton, pens a column for newspapers in our shared home state (Oklahoma) and elsewhere called “Central View.” Dr. Hamilton is a military historian, former Army infantry officer, Vietnam veteran, pilot, noted author, and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. He has a good amount of political campaign […]

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Most of us remember just 4 short years ago. Much of America, from pollsters and especially to the pundit class and Washington insiders, confidently predicted a win by Hillary Clinton. It was heresy, even mock-worthy, to suggest otherwise.But “otherwise” happened. Much of the left never accepted the results, and the Obama-Biden Administration sicced federal law […]

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Are We Watching Failure Theater? Because Team Trump’s Actions Don’t Make Any Sense.

 

Maybe Giuliani, Murtaugh, Stepien, etc. have some different, better course of action planned that I cannot begin to guess at, but otherwise what’s happening (or not happening) isn’t making any sense.

Let’s be honest; everyone knew from the onset that no judge is going to set aside the results, or delay the certification of the election, and no state legislature is going to send a different slate of electors without incontrovertible evidence of election fraud in sufficient volume to change the outcome.