During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media’s “job” is to “actually control exactly what people think.”   SCARBOROUGH: “Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, ‘Yeah you guys are going crazy. He’s doing — what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.’”   BRZEZINSKI: “Well, I thinkRead More →

Through the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party  (the major media, “fake news” providers) a narrative has emerged with the goal of foisting on the American people the idea that President Trump is in bed with Russia’s Putin plotting the destruction of America.. This is the definition of the lefts new catch phrase “gaslightening”…Trumps’ desire to get along and establish a dialogue with a nation that posses enough nuclear weapons to obliterate mankind a few times over would seem like the sane and responsible actions of a President.. ask your Democratic friends why this is wrong?  They will have no answer because there is noRead More →

If you are celebrating the political damage Flynn’s resignation represents to President Trump, you should rethink what just happened. The attack and plan to remove Flynn, the so called investigation conducted by the CIA, FBI, and NSA, began as soon as it was apparent that Flynn would be NSA Advisor. Flynn was the spear point to Trump’s national security policy. He was charged with and was enthusiastically about to attempt to reform the US Intelligence Community. The groups that gave us Weapons of Mass Destruction, ISIS, and decades  of Global American military adventurism.. They represent the Military – Industrial Complex Eisenhower warned us about. HeRead More →

Submitted by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org, In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years. The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. TheRead More →

When Do We Begin To Hold The Teachers Union Accountable???   1. Table of the Day I (above) shows a comparison of some key statistics in 1980 and 2014 for public elementary and secondary schools in the US based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics here. During the 34-year period between 1980-2014, the number of public school students increased by 22.6% (and by 9.25 million). Over the same period, total staff headcount increased by 50.1% (and by 2.1 million), led by an 88.1% increase in school district administrative staff and followed by a 54.1% increase in instructional staff which included a 63.1%Read More →

Because It Is Wrong. The Facts::: Trump, or any president can ban Muslims or any other group of people. He can do so by asserting powers under the United States Code and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which is the nation’s main immigration act. Under Title 8, Section 1182 of the U.S. Code, the president has authority to use a proclamation to suspend the entry of “any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States [who] would be detrimental to the interests of the United States,” for however long he deems necessary. This provision was included in the Immigration andRead More →

There is a reason the Constitution vests “the executive power” in a single person, the president. To read it otherwise is to invite the kind of chaos in executing the nation’s laws that the founders were determined to avoid. Ms. Yates’ correct path was to resign, if she felt as strongly as she did about the ban. However, she didn’t. She was canned because she refused to have the Justice Department defend the White House’s executive order temporarily putting a hold on entry into the US for citizens and refugees from seven Muslim-dominant countries. which was her job to do.. Although Ms. Yates stated sheRead More →

China has been on a skyscraper-building boom for years, but, we suspect, 2016 may have seen the mal-investment boom jump the shark. As Goldman Sachs illustrates in the following chart, China was head, shoulders, knees, and toes above the aggregate of the rest of the world in terms of skyscraper completions in 2016… Could record-setting skyscrapers signal economic over-expansion and a misallocation of capital? EWN Interactive, a subscription service focused on technical analysis, thinks so. The following infographic follows the “Skyscraper Curse” through six different market tops and subsequent crashes over the past century. It is gigantic in size, so please click here or the below imageRead More →

The last 4 months have seen something ‘odd’ happen in Europe’s periphery. Sovereign ‘risk’ has conspicuously (and rationally) risen as macro-fundamentals have deteriorated – something that we have not seen since Draghi’s 2012 “whatever it takes” moment. For the first time since June 2015, Italian youth unemployment has risen above 40% and notably, Italian bond yields are rising…   And the result is growing concerns about Italy’s idiosyncratic risk as the risk premium of BTPs over Bunds soars to its highest sicne 2014 (worst now than the Referendum peak)…   Time for moar “whatever it takes” – just ignore the transitory inflation surge and currencyRead More →