Somehow the communists always return to censorship...
In the US, our First Amendment protects the freedom of the press. We as citizens have to do a little more work to evaluate the news, but it's better than giving the government -- or anyone else -- the power to shut people up by force.
The Democrats are trying to recount their way to victory...
It turns out that Jill Stein, Green party candidate, is conducting a recount effort (and crowdfunding it) in three states that would be sufficient to reverse the presidential election results. Hillary's campaign is getting involved, too.
If it was just a Stein scamfunding operation I'd say ignore it. But given the targeted states and the involvement of the Hillary campaign, Trump needs to make sure he has his people involved and playing defense. If you wait until the Democrats have "found" enough votes to swing the election their way, it's too late.
The margin of victory in those states, particularly Pennsylvania, seems larger than the usual margin of fraud. But the Democrats, and Hillary, are desperate and they think they are stopping the next incarnation of Hitler. Hillary and her top people are looking at the prospect of ending their lives in jail if Trump's administration unleashes the FBI.
They will pull out all the stops if they think there's even a tiny chance of actual victory.
UPDATE: Whaddya know, the recount deadline for Pennsylvania was November 21st and Jill Stein missed it. Anyone considering donating money to her efforts should bear this in mind.
These are the movies that were supposed to launch after Hillary won, setting up the temporary emotional push for gun control that is the only way such legislation has a chance of passing. They might wait for a mass shooting, too, but those are harder to schedule.
Well, he's got to get that through Congress, but it sounds promising. Under Obama, NASA was given the "official mission" of making Islamic nations feel better about themselves. While this did have the unintended side effect of leaving the field open for private industry, it was utterly pathetic in comparison to the possibilities.
If people want to freak out over the temperature of the earth and engage in rabid political activity, they can do so with private funds. There's room for basic science and data collection in this field, but the people at NASA have (with some exceptions) destroyed their credibility on this topic.
Shutting down new programs to refocus on space exploration, and restructuring the existing data-collection programs to focus on collecting accurate data without manipulation for public release, seems like an excellent direction to me.
Trump has announced Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Though I had never heard of her prior to this announcement, it seems she is well known among education circles as a school choice advocate. That could be a big step towards breaking the educational monopoly currently enjoyed by the Left.
I wouldn't buy this claim just based on a single anonymous source.
Sourcing aside, I'm conflicted. Clearly Hillary violated the law regarding classified information. She probably violated laws against bribery and corruption in her official acts. In attempting to cover it up, she almost certainly committed obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence. These are crimes for which "lesser" people have gone to jail, regardless of intent. If Hillary is not to be considered above the law, she must be investigated, charged, tried, and if convicted, punished.
If Trump then wished to issue a pardon, leaving intact a prohibition on holding future political office and confiscating her ill-gotten gains, I could be content with that. But letting her skate the process completely seems unwise.
I do think the focus should be on the legislative agenda in Congress. Name a special prosecutor to address Hillary and move on.
Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division may be violating the law
I don't mean in her official acts; I mean simply occupying the position may violate the law concerning positions requiring Senate confirmation and how long a deputy official may serve in that position without either being nominated or recess appointed. The penalty for violating that law is that any legal acts taken by the violator are null and void. Anything from hiring decisions to signing legal briefs.
Is it a mere oversight or is Obama acting strategically to avoid a Senate confirmation hearing on the person he trusts to help incite riots and enable voter fraud? I'd bet on the latter, but it may come back to bite him in the ass if states start challenging cases she was involved in on the grounds that her appointment is invalid.
My personal prediction is that this doesn't come to anything in the end. Just like the Obama birth certificate issue, when Obama won the first election no court was going to remove him and undo four years of presidential acts. We may see a few individual decisions challenged, but nothing sweeping. Government has an inertia that way.
This is a good example of the general principle that the Left uses government agencies and the permanent bureaucracy to stifle the Right's policies when the Right wins elections, and the Right does not do the same in the other direction. The result is a one-way policy ratchet.
It's also a demonstration of the way government has reversed the presumption of liberty. The way it used to be, you could do anything that was not explicitly forbidden by law. Decisions like this reverse that principle, meaning that you can only do things that are explicitly permitted by law.