Mark Weaver contributor to The Federalist: At a glance, this trial is about the former president. But stopping the leading presidential candidate from criticizing his opponent’s Justice Department’s attempt to imprison him actually means the First Amendment is on trial as well. And it’s just the latest in a sordid history of those in power pulling every available lever to maintain office.
David Harsanyi contributor to The Federalist: Canceling” people who disagree with you over ordinary political issues is bad for civil society. Ruining someone’s life because he wore a MAGA cap or tweeted something stupid or supported the wrong initiative creates an oppressive environment for open discourse. “Canceling” people who sign petitions and hold up signs that openly celebrate or justify the targeted, brutal murders of women and babies, on the other hand, is good for civil society. Stopping malevolent ideas from being normalized is good. Exercising your First Amendment right to free speech and free association to shun and call out people who spread odious ideas in public life is a moral imperative.
Chet Nagel contributor to Canada Free Press: Americans must understand that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been at war with the United States for decades. They declared war in 1999 when China’s People’s Liberation Army published “Unrestricted Warfare.”
Gil Troy contributor to Tablet Magazine: If rape culture is never OK, all civilized people should repudiate so many Palestinians’ and progressives’ delight in spreading these videos and cheering these crimes. In their silence, most leading feminists became complicit, aiding and abetting this mass attempt to dehumanize women just because they’re Jews—or happened to be on the Gaza border that day. Violating every feminist principle I’ve ever read and respected, today’s feminist movement is violently, silently, consenting to this mass crime against women.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The silence of some Holocaust museums and the refusal of most others to place the events of the High Holy Day Massacres at the top of their calendar is an institutional indictment. Jews have spent far too long building museums when we should have been building a future.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Instead of bipartisan and universal support for Israel after Hamas barbarians raped, tortured, and beheaded innocent civilians on October 7, Democrats’ “woke” and brainwashed army of moral relativists saw no evil — unless it could be ascribed to Israeli victims. While the White House press secretary has no problem calling Trump-supporters “extremists,” she is still unwilling to disparage Hamas sympathizers seeking Israel’s eradication. Biden spokesman John Kirby thinks a “rise in anti-Muslim hate” is just as worrisome as the horrendous spate of antisemitism occurring around the world today. And even after Black Lives Matter expressed solidarity with Hamas, the city of Washington, D.C., is repainting a bright BLM street mural in a show of government support. For Democrats, Judaism and Christianity inexplicably deserve condemnation, yet Islam must be praised as a religion of peace. More Americans have an answer: bring back Trump — before it’s too late.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Weaver: By Gagging Trump’s Political Speech, Judge Chutkan Put The First Amendment On Trial
ur Founding Fathers separated from England because their God-given rights were being trampled by an imperious king. Read all about it in the Declaration of Independence. And when you’re done, send a copy to federal Judge Tanya Chutkan. She imposed an unconstitutional gag order against former President Donald Trump that stops him from criticizing certain government officials — namely the judge herself and the Biden Justice Department officials bringing the charges against him. When Lady Justice removes her blindfold and uses it to gag the speech of a citizen dragged into court by his political opponent’s henchmen, the scales of justice clatter to the floor. You can love or hate Trump, you can think him guilty or innocent, but if his fundamental rights can be stripped in the bright glare of a worldwide spotlight, just imagine what can be done to you in a desolate courtroom in your community. […] At a glance, this trial is about the former president. But stopping the leading presidential candidate from criticizing his opponent’s Justice Department’s attempt to imprison him actually means the First Amendment is on trial as well. And it’s just the latest in a sordid history of those in power pulling every available lever to maintain office.
Sundance: Trump Attorney Alina Habba Summarizes Status of New York Case Against Trump Business Organization
Everything about the case in New York City against the Trump organization business operations is ridiculous. There are no victims. There was no fraud. All of the lenders did their own due diligence. All of the loans were paid back without issue and the statement of financial condition was factual and accurate.
Additionally, the statute being used as the predicate for the case is a consumer fraud statute, intended to protect borrowers from predatory lenders.
Read more/Watch the 2:11 minute video: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/11/02/trump-attorney-alina-habba-summarizes-status-of-new-york-case-against-trump-business-organization/
Justice: Operation Deplorable: A Who’s Who Of The ‘Get Trump’ Crusade
The 2024 Republican presidential front-runner is faced with 91 state and federal charges one year from Election Day. After a series of failed attempts to capture the criminal conviction of Donald Trump, Democrats have charged their primary political opponent with nearly 100 crimes to thwart the former president’s triumphant return to the Oval Office. Here’s a “who’s who” of the key players in the Democrats’ latest crusade to achieve the top item on their policy agenda. Alvin Bragg Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was the first prosecutor to land the coveted indictment of Democrats’ Public Enemy No. 1. In April, the New York prosecutor unveiled a 34-count indictment against Trump, carrying a maximum 136-year prison sentence. The charges stem from 2016 hush-money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels in a case prosecutors previously declined to pursue. The Manhattan charges, however, marked the fulfillment of a campaign promise Bragg made two years ago to prosecute the former president. Prosecuting Trump was apparently the top issue of his platform in 2021. […] Letitia James While Bragg pursues criminal charges against the former president, New York Attorney General Letitia James has Trump in civil court on allegations of fraud. In September last year, the attorney general filed a $250 million fraud suit with the state Supreme Court in Manhattan, accusing the former president of inflating corporate assets to obtain financial benefits. […] Arthur Engoron . . . […] Jack Smith . . . […] Tanya Chutkan . .. […] Fani Willis
FAUCI LIED. PEOPLE DIED.
Naomi Wolf Joins WarRoom To Give An Update On Dr. Fauci Corruption
Watch the 8:15 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3t3rvx-naomi-wolf-joins-warroom-to-give-an-update-on-dr.-fauci-corruption.html
Heine: Poll: 24 Percent Say They Know Someone Who Died From the COVID Jab
Nearly a quarter of Americans say that they know someone who died from COVID-19 injection side effects, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Thursday. More men (51 percent) than women (44 percent) said someone they know personally died from side effects of the COVID shots.
Political affiliation did not play a major role in the answers. A full 25 percent of Republicans said they knew someone personally who died from side effects of the COVID-19 vax, compared to 24 percent of Democrats and unaffiliated voters who said they personally knew someone who died from COVID-19 jab side effects.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTAIL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
The Right Scoop: WATCH: Piers Morgan goes ROUNDS with Vivek Ramaswamy over Ukraine
Piers Morgan sat down with Vivek Ramaswamy and asked him about Putin and Ukraine, to which Ramaswamy said he’d give Putin a deal if he won the presidency. Ramaswamy ultimately said that as part of the deal he’d ‘freeze the current lines of control’ in Ukraine. Watch how that went:
Read more/Watch the 2:34 minute video: https://therightscoop.com/watch-piers-morgan-goes-rounds-with-vivek-ramaswamy-over-ukraine/
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Sundance: House Passes $14.3 Billion Stand Alone Bill to Support Israel – Vote 226-196 With 12 Democrats in Support
If it was a Democrat sponsored bill, the media would be highlighting the bipartisan nature of the vote. However, because it is a Republican sponsored bill, the media immediately say the stand alone measure to support Israel is dead upon arrival in the Senate. Joe Biden has said he will veto the House version of the bill, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he will not entertain the bill due to the pay-go funding mechanism (removal of $14.3 billion in IRS funding) and the fact it is not a package bill that includes support for Ukraine. Biden wants his $106 billion bill with funds for Israel, Ukraine, Hamas (via USAID), Taiwan and support for arriving migrants. Chuck Schumer is working with Mitch McConnell to put the combined package together.
Hutchison: ‘Somebody’s Got To Stop It’: Thomas Massie Defends Vote To Kill Tlaib Censure
“Free speech isn’t just about protecting the speech that you like, it’s especially about protecting the speech you don’t like,” Massie told “Jesse Watters Primetime guest host Rachel Campos-Duffy. “I think the protest was an expression of speech. Now, the other reason that I voted against this resolution, the language was modeled after a resolution that I voted against two years ago that calls the January 6th protesters insurrectionists. It’s wrong to call the January 6th protesters insurrectionists and I think it’s wrong to call the people that were with Rashida Tlaib insurrectionists. So, those were my two reasons for voting against it.”
Read more/Watch the 3:25 minute interview: https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/02/somebodys-got-to-stop-it-thomas-massie-defends-vote-to-kill-tlaib-censure/
Nazzaro: Johnson says ‘he’s looking at’ subpoenaing Hunter Biden
Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Sunday he is “looking at” subpoenaing President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, in connection to the House’s investigations into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. Asked on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” if he is expecting to subpoena Hunter Biden, Johnson said, “I’m looking at that. I think that desperate times call for desperate measures, and that perhaps is overdue.” Noting a “full decision” has not yet been made, Johnson said he is counseling with the attorneys involved while pointing to his own experience as a lawyer.
Timotija: DC mobile billboard takes aim at Speaker Johnson’s abortion record
Free & Just, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, sponsored a mobile billboard that is scheduled to go around Capitol Hill and D.C.-area college campuses from Wednesday to Friday, calling the Speaker out for his abortion record. The billboard is moved on a truck, and it features the Louisiana lawmaker’s face colored mostly in red and a slogan that says “Extremely Dangerous For Women.” […] The Louisiana congressman has said that a “child in the womb” is a “unique human being with unique DNA” from conception, according to CBS News.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Tawil: The ‘Two-State’ Solution to Murder Jews
- Abbas and the Palestinian Authority have proven again and again that they hate Israel as much, if not more, than Hamas hates Israel.
- There is a dangerously false idea that Abbas or any other Palestinian leader would rein in Hamas in the West Bank. Abbas has no problem with Hamas operating in the West Bank, as long as the terrorist group is targeting Israel, and not him or the Palestinian Authority leadership…. but everyone who lives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip knows that this is a lethal lie.
- Creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank would mean turning it into another Iran-led base for Jihad against Jews.
Wolfson: How Blinken and Company Laid the Groundwork for the Hamas Attack
Banner headline events almost always flow from quieter real-life causes, and the worst attack on Israel in fifty years is not an exception. The coordinated raids and massacres on October 7 were possible only because of more subtle interventions over two and a half years in rooms at the State Department and the White House, with indirect help from nonprofits like the Soros-funded International Crisis Group. These interventions were driven by a small network of government and interest group insiders whose actions have gone unreported in establishment media. Though their further consequences aren’t yet clear, they’ll almost certainly involve a push to weaken both Israel and an Israeli government resistant to accords with Iran. The interventions flowed from one motivation: the State Department’s determination to achieve a “reset” with Iran, restoring the consensus reached at the end of the Obama Administration through its 2015 nuclear deal. This was the main priority of high-level department staff, including Robert Malley, whose family history as well as his work at the International Crisis Group align him with pro-Iranian movers, and the recently-retired Wendy R. Sherman, whose legacy is the 2015 deal. These players, along with National Security staffer Brett McGurk, had been crucial in pushing the Obama-backed alignment with Iran.
Read more at American Thinker.
Thornton: Stop Our Barbarian Boxer Foreign Policy
The great 4th century B.C. orator Demosthenes, scolding the Athenians for their passive response to Phillip of Macedon’s escalating aggression, said, “You carry on war with Phillip exactly as a barbarian boxes. The barbarian, when struck, always clutches the place; hit him on the other side, and there go his hands. He neither knows nor cares how to parry a blow, or how to watch his adversary.” Demosthenes’ point was that an enemy must be preempted by anticipating where his next attack will likely come, rather than merely reacting to it––a mistake that for too long has marred our foreign policy. The news that the Biden administration had ordered nearly a dozen air-defense systems to the Middle East to protect American forces there, made me think of Demosthenes’ simile, and the similar mistakes we are making in dealing both with Hamas’ atrocities against Israel, and with more than four decades of aggression against us by Iran, the world’s most deadly state-supporter of terrorism.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
(Too vocal about Biden’s open border policy?) Smith: FBI raids Brooklyn home of Brianna Suggs, NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ fundraising chief
The New York Times reports that some of the agents present belong to the public corruption unit though it remains unclear what prompted the investigation or what agents were searching for. Adams was on his way to DC for meetings to discuss the city’s migrant crisis when he learned of the raid. He turned around and canceled the meetings, saying he had to ‘deal with a matter’ in New York. [NOTE: Sundance, “ You might remember last year, when Texas Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar was highly and publicly critical of the Biden border crisis and the immigration policy of the administration, within 2 weeks the FBI raided his home.]
Gomez: ‘No Thinking Involved’: Communist Survivor Warns America’s Pro-Hamas Protests Mimic China’s Cultural Revolution
Van Fleet appeared on Fox News’ show “The Ingraham Angle” to give a “warning” about her experience in China and how she views America’s current state. “The warning is a war has been raged to America. And that is the cultural revolution, a cultural revolution that I experienced in China that’s destroyed China and it is taking place right here in America,” Van Fleet stated. “I grew up in China, in Mao’s China, and went through the government school indoctrination and we were taught the world is made of two kinds of people, the oppressors and the depressed. And by now, Americans are very familiar with this concept.”
Read more/Watch the 1:59 minute video: https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/02/communism-survivor-warns-america-pro-hamas-protests-china-cultural-revolution/
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
AUSTIN PETERSEN: The only acceptable ceasefire is for Israel to annex Gaza
It’s time to use a bad word in the international community: annexation. While some still long for a 2-state solution, it’s clear that the likelihood of such an agreement is not only politically unfeasible, but it’s not in the best interests of the Palestinian people in the Gaza strip. Despite the fact that Hamas was elected in 2006, the people who live there haven’t seen an election since. That needs to change. Under the Gaza Disengagement Plan Implementation Law, Israel evacuated settlements and withdrew its military forces from the Gaza Strip, effectively ending its complete administration of the territory. Now it seems likely that Israel will return to its pre-2006 arrangement in Gaza and restore direct policing of the region. This approach affords an opportunity that may not ever come again if it’s not taken swiftly before the international community can get its meddling hands in the mix.
Nerozzi & Richard: Israeli troops close in around Gaza City amid heavy fighting with Hamas
- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to speak to the press Friday after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Isaac Herzog and its war cabinet.
- Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, a key Hamas ally, is expected to give his first public speech Friday since Hamas attacked Israel last month.
- IDF fighter jets killed Hamas battalion commander Mustafa Dalul in an airstrike, Israel said Friday. Israel put the latest number of hostages held by Hamas at 241, with 338 IDF soldiers killed.
MEMRI: Hamas Leader Khaled Mash’al Tells Conference In Pakistan: ‘We Have Been Continuing Jihad In A More Confident Manner Than Before’; ‘We Will March Further And Enforce The Shari’a Of Muhammad… On This Earth’ – Dr. Naji Zuhair: ‘We Have Pledged That We Will Expel The Unpious Israel From Palestine’; ‘Zionist Enemy Is Even Weaker Than The Spider’s Web’
Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al and his special representative to Pakistan Dr. Naji Zuhair told the Mufti Mehmood Conference in Pakistan that Hamas will work for the implementation of shari’a rule not just in Palestine but all over the world, that Hamas is gaining successes both on the ground and at the international level, and that Israeli Jews will be expelled from Palestine.
Vespa: Here’s What Happened When a Grieving Palestinian Mother Shouted Who She Blames for Her Son’s Death
One Palestinian mother knows who to blame for her son’s death. The video captures the grieving Gaza resident mourning the loss of her child but doesn’t hurl her anger at Israel, the West, or the infidels. She directly blames the “Hamas dogs.” Reports are that her son was a tragic victim of collateral damage from an Israeli airstrike. During the recovery efforts, she appears to see the cameras and starts ripping into Hamas, which leads to her being muzzled by rescue workers.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CHILDREN ARE THE TARGET OF THE DARKNESS AFFECTING OUR NATION
With: Oregon just dropped all graduation standards, failing all of its students in the name of ‘equity’
In public education’s latest blunder, the Oregon Department of Education has just decided that basic reading, writing and math skills are not required for students to graduate with a high school diploma. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 744 in the Oregon Legislative Assembly’s 2021 session, the state’s “Assessment of Essential Skills” requirement for high school graduation was sensible: “read and comprehend a variety of text, write clearly and accurately,” and “apply mathematics in a variety of settings.” Students were required to demonstrate these skills by “earning at or above a cut score on the Oregon Statewide Summative Assessment test.”
Briana V. Whatley posted on X: I am a high school debater and I quit the National Speech and Debate Association because they let self-proclaimed Marxists like Lila judge students like me.
Watch the 44 second video: https://twitter.com/briana_whatley/status/1718728466823086236
(No longer silent) Wilder: Loudoun County Students Walk Out Of School Over Policy Allowing Boys In Girls Locker Rooms
High school students in Loudoun County, Virginia, protested a school policy Wednesday that allows biological males into girl’s locker rooms and restrooms. The protest was over Policy 8040, which affirms the district’s commitment to “providing an equitable, safe and inclusive learning environment for all students regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or gender expression.” […] Video of the protest over the policy shows students singing the American national anthem as they walked out of class at 11:56am.
Read more/Watch the short videos: https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/01/loudoun-county-students-school-policy-boys-girls-locker-rooms/
Costescu: ‘We Only Want One Side to Stop Fighting’: Meet the Minneapolis Public School Teacher Who Called For Israel’s Eradication at Socialist Rally
A Minneapolis public school teacher called for the eradication of the Jewish state during an event commemorating “past socialist revolutions,” stating that she does not support a “complete ceasefire” in Israel because she “only want[s] one side to stop fighting.” Meredith Aby-Keirstead—a social studies teacher at Kennedy High School in suburban Minneapolis—spoke at an Oct. 21 Freedom Road Socialist Organization panel, which aimed to contrast “China’s socialist policies to the imperialist agenda of the United States.” During her speech, however, Aby-Keirstead steered the conversation away from China, opting instead to praise the “wins of Palestinian freedom fighters” and advocate for terrorism against Israelis.
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Greenfield: The Silence of the Holocaust Museums
The worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust has been greeted with silence by some of the nation’s Holocaust museums including those which issued statements about BLM, the death of George Floyd and every possible issue and cause except the mass murder of Jews. […] Holocaust museums have generally continued with their pre-existing programs. Traditional museums have limited their programming to exploring the history of the Holocaust while postmodern museums have put on exhibits about Ukraine, civil rights and the LGBTQ movement. Both behaviors show what is broken about Holocaust museums.
Museums robotically continuing on with commemorations of Kristallnacht without actually pausing to reflect and bring in the current attacks on Jews are violating their mission of ‘Never Again’ and museums that have displaced Jewish programming don’t even have that mission and have no reason to exist.
Hoft: U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Sees Largest Increase in 20 Years, Says CDC
The United States has witnessed its first year-to-year rise in the infant mortality rate since the period of 2001 to 2002. A recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Vital Statistics Rapid Release, has revealed that the provisional infant mortality rate for 2022 increased by 3% from the previous year. This comes after a steady decline of 22% from 2002 to 2021. […] Marie Thoma, a renowned researcher from the University of Maryland who specializes in maternal and infant mortality, expressed her concerns about the trend. “It’s definitely concerning, given that it’s going in the opposite direction from what it has been,” she told AP. Dr. Eric Eichenwald, a Philadelphia-based neonatologist, echoed Thoma’s sentiments, labeling the new data as “disturbing.” He pointed out that while experts have been speculating on the reasons behind this sudden rise, a definitive cause remains elusive.
Young America’s Foundation WATCH: Americans Say How They REALLY Feel About The Mainstream Media
We hit the streets to ask everyday Americans their thoughts on the mainstream media and to give us a ranking of how much they trust them on scale from 1-10. People were interviewed in Washington D.C. and Nashville, TN.
Watch the 6:14 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veae-spT5PM
Poulter: Sodom & Gomorrah Update: Elite University ‘Sex Week’ Events Include ‘Anal 101,’ ‘Strap-On Workshop’
Harvard University is holding a “Sex Week” that includes lessons like “Anal 101,” according to their event page. The week is hosted by Sexual Education by Harvard College Students (SEHCS), which was founded in 2012, and is taking place between Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, according to their website. Other events during the week include “Caring for Your Coochie: Healthy Vulvovaginal Practices,” “I Can See Queerly Now: Demystifying LGBTQIA+ Intimacy” and “A Different Toy Story: Sex Toys 101.” Every year, we’re lucky to host workshops and presentations with educators from around the country. The Sex Week ‘sex’perts do a fabulous job teaching our community about topics that range from ‘getting cliterate,’ to the philosophy of porn, to body positivity during intimacy, and so much more,” their website reads.
WND News Service: Blue city spending millions to clean migrants’ laundry
This gives new meaning to money laundering. New York City is shelling out millions of dollars to wash dirty clothes for migrants in local shelters — including a $1.1 million emergency cleaning contract awarded to Queens-based CRC Management Co. for people in shelters it runs that was revealed in city records Thursday. The free laundry service for migrants is leaving New Yorkers hung out to dry, local leaders said.
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