President Trump´s national security adviser said Sunday that the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend "meets the definition of terrorism." H.R. McMaster told ABC´s "This Week" that "anytime that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism." One person died Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. McMaster called it "a criminal act against fellow Americans. A criminal act that may have been motivated — and we´ll see what´s turned up in this investigation — by this hatred
Did this car deliberately drive into the crowd or did protesters attack him and the car, causing the death and injuries? He wasn´t innocent by any means. So many people are just on the edge of insanity today and a little provoking pushes them into the abyss.
Playing good cop bad cop with the Enemedia here? The danger is clearly not the so-called alt-right - the danger is the Left´s rabid need to rack up more murders to blame on PDT. At least we can rest assured that PDT fully understands that.
Good grief it´s not "terrorism", he didn´t plan to take his car and kill someone. At least we don´t know that yet. Criminal yes but he might have thought his life was threatened. When the Federal Government won´t declare a muslim killing people shouting "allahu akbar" terrorism without a through investigation but can in case without any investigation then it´s plain to see McMaster´s bias.
The white racist groups had a permit to be in the park. The antifa and BLM racists did not. I´ve been to that park on many occasions for events and the streets around the park (it´s a small park) were blocked off by the organizers of the events without any police involvement. This was done to protect all the pedestrians. The police management (chief, mayor and the governor) all deliberately drooped the ball on this one. They wanted a fight aka Berkeley, etc.
And McMasters needs to focus on Iran and North Korea. He is still an active soldier so stay out of domestic issues.
No doubt: James Alex Fields Jr. is a "crazy". Face it: virtually all political groups have them in their ranks, and must keep them in check.
But while this is certainly a "hate crime", it is not "terrorism". More conflation from the left. Terrorism is designed to intimidate a broad swath of the population, while hate crimes are more focused and intend more to "punish" than "intimidate".
But again, they conflate. It is one of their tactics.
McMaster´s use of the term further reveals who or what he is.
The more I hear about McMasters and hear from him, the more I think he doesn´t belong in that job. He seems to be a globalist and one who, like Obama doesn´t know who the enemy is. Wrong guy for the job.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez stands trial in federal court, credibly charged with trading lavish gifts for government favors. If convicted, he must be swiftly ejected from office by a bipartisan vote of his peers — never mind the collateral damage to the Senate Democratic caucus of which he is a part when Jersey’s governor, currently Republican Chris Christie, gets to tap a successor. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ought to waste no time making that ethical standard clear. Prosecutors, marshaling mountains of evidence, build a persuasive case that Menendez traded cash and gifts for official aid for ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a South Floridian
President Trump´s decision to rescind DACA was only hours old when the Democratic attorneys general of 15 states filed a lawsuit to stop him. The president´s move is "cruel, short-sighted, inhumane, and potentially devastating to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and millions of people who work with, study with, love, and care for them," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told a campaign-style rally at the City University of New York´s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Joining New York in the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Massachusetts, Washington State, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Former chief White House strategist (and Breitbart boss) Steve Bannon is a revolutionary, not a reformer. So it stands to reason that his efforts to remake the GOP in a more nationalist image must begin with burning things down. In case you missed it, Bannon, who is funded by conservative donor Robert Mercer, is reportedly “planning a slate of primary challenges against Republican senators, potentially undermining the party’s prospects in 2018 and further inflaming tensions between GOP leaders and the White House.” The list of potential targets includes Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Mississippi’s Roger Wicker, and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller. In Alabama, Bannon
Among the enduring criticisms of Hillary Clinton: Her sense of entitlement is limitless. She’s tone-deaf and doesn’t understand the average American — nor does she care to. Her greed is insatiable. Add to this a gaping lack of self-awareness, and you have all the ingredients for the New York City launch of Hillary’s nationwide book tour Tuesday morning (also primary day, not that Hillary — who maintains she’s still here only for us — cares about that either). Thousands of people lined up outside the Barnes & Noble at Union Square in hopes of meeting their idol. Some slept outside the night
North Korea represents the most imminent threat to U.S. national security. Pyongyang’s test this month of a fusion bomb and its launch last month of an ICBM have demonstrated its ability to launch nuclear attacks on U.S. soil. Kim Jong Un’s regime may not be fully deterred by a retaliatory strike – it already enslaves most of its population. Even if North Korea never fires upon the continental U.S., it might attack South Korea and Japan or share its technology with other American enemies, such as Iran or even terrorist groups. Nevertheless, we will likely witness yet another cycle of fruitless
Anyone noticed through the fog of Russia, Comey, Charlottesville, and now two monster hurricanes that the U.S. economy is booming faster than any time since the late Clinton years? It is undeniable. And the pace of improvement is quickening. In the last year of the Obama administration, the economy was decelerating with a dismal 1.6 percent growth rate. The economy revved up to a three percent growth rate in the April-June 2nd quarter this year, which is a nice bounce but still not a great number. A preliminary sneak peek at the current 3rd quarter GDP by the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank,
An Anne Arundel County judge has ordered Maryland officials to investigate a complaint against three lawyers accused of deleting emails while representing former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, overruling objections from lawyers representing the state. Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday after a short hearing in Annapolis that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Maryland Office of Bar Counsel must investigate attorneys David E. Kendall, Cheryl D. Mills and Heather Samuelson. All three are licensed to practice in Maryland and could face professional sanctions if the commission determines there are guilty of misconduct. Ty Clevenger, a Texas
Hillary Clinton missed mentioning the three people who actually were responsible for her election defeat last year. Hurricane Hillary blew through the news almost as powerfully as Harvey and Irma last week when excerpts of her book, “What Happened,” leaked to certain publications. Most Democrats hated what she wrote, but that’s another story altogether. I have some sympathy for Hillary, who’ll go down in history as the biggest bungler of what everyone — except me — considered the surest thing there ever was. In a minute, after building up just the right amount of suspense, I will mention the names
Some of President Donald Trump´s lawyers earlier this summer concluded that Jared Kushner should step down as senior White House adviser because of possible legal complications related to a probe of Russia´s involvement in the 2016 presidential election and aired concerns about him to the president, people familiar with the matter said. Among their concerns was that Mr. Kushner was the adviser closest to the president who had the most dealings with Russian officials and businesspeople during the campaign and transition, some of which are currently being examined by federal investigators and congressional oversight panels. Mr. Kushner, Mr. Trump´s son-in-law and
Sixteen years ago today a war was brought to our city streets by an enemy we already knew but misunderstood. The 9/11 attack may have been the ultimate “black swan” event: something that we should have known was coming and should have prepared for but didn’t. There are many reasons for the failures to foresee and to prepare, some of which still apply to us today. They are reflected in our cultural attitudes, the way we have fought the war, and in the people we have chosen to be president since September 11. 2001. They form the lessons we should have learned
After two weeks of controversy, spurred by players who knelt and prayed during the national anthem at a preseason game, the Cleveland Browns locked arms with police and members of the military before Sunday´s home opener in a show of unity. In a departure from the divisiveness that has plagued NFL teams in recent seasons, the Browns made an effort to unify, running out of the tunnel with police and members of the military, and then respectfully standing together during the national anthem. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, as well as Browns management, also stood with the team while a video
The latest Never Trump meme is that Donald Trump has defected to the Democrats, a notion that might charitably be labeled “wishful thinking” if it actually involved any thinking. But the “wishful” part is in full effect as this tattered remnant of worshippers at the altar of Establishment Conservatism seeks to revive their failed cult and reassume their position as the priesthood of all things on the right. You remember Establishment Conservatism, right? It is to conservatism as Unitarians are to Christianity – “Well, I sort of believe in something, but mostly I just want whatever I do validated.” Establishment
Hillary Clinton, in her campaign post-mortem released Tuesday, tore into women who didn’t vote for her failed presidential candidacy in November and regretted it, saying ‘these people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give.” Clinton’s book, What Happened, is an angry account of how she lost to President Trump in November. Among the multitude of people/countries/events she blames for her defeat are young women who didn’t vote for her. In the book, she talks about the Women’s March in D.C. and other cities across America as “bittersweet” as it contrasted the enthusiasm of activists with the lack of
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would have been called a "genius" and her campaign "perfect" if she had won the 2016 presidential election. In an interview with WNYC, the former secretary of State reflected on being the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. She said that because of the hurdles women face, she would have been hailed as brilliant if she won. "I thought it was pretty revolutionary that I was the first woman to have a realistic chance of becoming president,” Clinton said. “So I don’t know how any woman who is not familiar to
Laura Ingraham, the radio host and Fox News commentator, is about to become a prime time host on the conservative cable network. Ingraham is expected to take over the 10 p.m. hour on Fox News, according to people who spoke on condition of anonymity. While there may be one or two final details to negotiate, Ingraham has been telling friends that the deal is essentially done, the sources said. Her new show will be part of a broader change to the network´s top-rated prime time lineup. Sean Hannity´s show, currently at 10 p.m., will move one hour earlier to 9
ROME — As he flew near Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma on his way back to the Vatican from Colombia on Sunday, Pope Francis said that political leaders and others who denied climate change reminded him of a passage from the psalms about man’s stubbornness. “Man is stupid, the Bible said,” he said. “It’s like that, when you don’t want to see, you don’t see.” In a typically wide-ranging news conference that included his questioning of United States President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to issues of life because of his plan to strip undocumented immigrant children of protections from
An elderly white man was shoved to the floor and derided as a “honky motherf----r” by a black woman, who also told him to sit in the back of the East Side bus they were riding, police sources said Monday. The suspect, believed to be between 30 and 40 years old, is still being sought. The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 3 when the 80-year-old victim got on a city bus near E. 34th St. and First Ave. and sat up front, sources said. The suspect apparently took exception to where he was sitting.
Two huge booksellers, Amazon and Walmart, have already cut the price of Hillary Rodham Clinton´s 2016 tell-all by 40 percent -- and it isn´t even available yet. Set to be released Tuesday, both have priced "What Happened?" at $17.99. Publisher Simon and Schuster set a price of $30. Much of what´s in her book has already been reported on, thanks to leaked copies of the Democratic presidential candidate´s latest work. The price cut, however, has likely helped to boost sales. It is No. 1 on Amazon.
Nearly a year after she lost the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is promoting a book about how her defeat is everyone else´s fault. So much, so familiar. What´s striking is that even though she has barely begun her book tour, Clinton has already given the game away, reverting to her self-pitying idea that half her countrymen are "irredeemable" and "deplorable." Remember that riff she got into at a 2016 private fundraiser? No? Well here it is, to freshen your recollection. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump´s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.
Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton´s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released. What Happened, which covers the former Secretary of State´s unsuccessful election campaign against Donald Trump, was published on Tuesday. Clinton and her publisher Simon & Schuster claimed the book would offer a candid account of her failure and her own reflection on it. Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others – such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin – for her failure, rather than herself.
The Gold Star father who came to Indianapolis to speak about civil discourse ripped into President Donald Trump, calling him "illiterate and uneducated" on Saturday evening. In reference to Trump´s rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, , Khizr Khan´s criticism came after a community conversation, "Talking Through Unity and Civility with Khizr Khan," on Saturday evening at St. Luke´s United Methodist Church. John Krull, host of "No Limits" on WFYI-FM (90.1), moderated the discussion. Khan is the Gold Star father who challenged Trump to rethink his stance on Muslims´ and religious minorities´ place in society during the 2016 presidential election. Khan´s son was killed in
During his Sunday night interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon finally said out loud what many of us already knew: that Hillary Clinton is “not very bright.” This was actually my favorite part of the interview because nothing is healthier for our culture than the truth, most especially a truth no one dares to speak out loud. For 25 years, Madam Clinton has been in the public eye, and for 25 years we have been told time and again and again and again two whoppers: 1) Hillary is brilliant. 2) When you get to
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is reportedly considering a Senate run in Utah if longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch retires. UtahPolicy.com reports that sources close to Mr. Romney say he’s making preparations to run, but some say Mr. Hatch likely won’t make a decision on whether he’ll run for another term until the end of the year. It would be Mr. Hatch’s eight term in office if he decides to run again. Mr. Hatch has said in the past that he’d be willing to step aside if someone like Mr. Romney wanted to run for the seat. Mr. Romney was the GOP presidential nominee in the 2012 elections, but lost to former President Barack Obama,
In the 1980s, I had a boss who had gotten a masters degree in psychology from New York University. He was a brilliant man; could have been a doctor. He told me a story that explains much of what we see in society today. It seems that while doing his graduate work in the early 1960s, he had to do research on lab rats, which were given the synthetic hormones used in the then new birth control pills. The results, he told me, showed that the grandchildren of these lab rats would have high rates of homosexual behaviors. From what he