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  1. Class conflict in Cook County could cost Dems one of their favorite taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | American Thinker

    What? A tax may actually be repealed in a prominent stronghold of the Democrats? It appears that politics after Trump's victory may have changed at more levels than the federal government. The ruling class cherishes its power to dictate to the lower orders how they live their lives, especially when the opportunity to impose new taxes arises.


  2. Alan Dershowitz threatens to sue UC Berkeley and gets resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | American Thinker

    Alan Dershowitz is a legendary lawyer, now retired as a professor at Harvard Law School, who has taken up the issue of free speech on campus. Encountering a university policy that required outside speakers without an invitation from an academic department to endure an 8-week waiting period for scheduling a talk, he smelled a rat and threatened to sue.


  3. Self-Esteem, Good; Patriotism, BadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | American Thinker

    Patriotism is love of country, but the Left hates people who love their country. Especially if that country is America.


  4. Berkeley receives $100K to 'honor the legacy' of the Black Panther PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | American Thinker

    The radical Marxist revolutionary organization from the 1960s, the Black Panthers, will be the subject of an academic study conducted by the University of California-Berkeley to discover and honor the group's legacy. The study is being funded by the American taxpayer via a grant for about $100,000 from, curiously, the National Park Service.


  5. Antifa says violence is necessaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | American Thinker

    The so-called anti-fascist activist group Antifa has always been unapologetic about its tactics. But how do they justify violence? They see Nazis behind every tree, under every bed in America and have decided the only way to kill it is through the use of force.


  6. Show of force works as Ben Shapiro delivers speech to UC Berkeley audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | American Thinker

    The violence and destruction that accompanied Milo Yiannopoulos's unsuccessful attempt to deliver a talk at UC's Zellerbach Hall was thwarted last night at the same venue, thanks to the widely-reported expenditure of $600,000 on installing jersey barriers, and positioning large numbers of police, authorized to use pepper spray. The antifa warriors were not up for fight with superior forces.


  7. Berkeley to offer counseling to snowflakes triggered by Shapiro visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | American Thinker

    Former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak at the University of California-Berkeley campus on September 14, But even before Shapiro utters a word, the university is offering "counseling" to students who might be offended by a speech given on campus by someone they disagree with. Berkeley has kicked off a "Year of Free Speech" where officials want to "teach" students how to debate unpopular speakers.


  8. Antifa may be opening some eyes and making new conservativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2017 | American Thinker

    The events a week ago in Berkeley, California are sinking in, and maybe opening a few more minds. Police there stood aside allowed hundreds of uniformed, masked, armed-with-clubs thugs beat-up a handful of harmless free speech and anti-Marxist demonstrators.


  9. Universities finally discovering that tolerating progressive violence ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | American Thinker

    I am shedding no tears over this announcement made by the administration of The Evergreen State College in Washington. Jennifer Kabbany writes in The College Fix: Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.


  10. The Assassination of the Political SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | American Thinker

    A play in Central Park delights the audience with the brutal assassination of the president. A comedian amuses her followers by holding a replica of the severed head of the president.


  11. The Devil in One GenerationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | American Thinker

    As I write this, there is a crowd outside the house of FCC commissioner Pai. His crime? He is returning control of the internet to internet service providers .


  12. The Suicide of the Republican PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | American Thinker

    Sir Winston Churchill once quipped that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. Today, we might quip that Trump was the second worst president we could have elected.


  13. Assessing President Rodham Clinton's First 100 DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | American Thinker

    Having closed out the first one hundred days of the new administration, an assessment of the new president's accomplishments is in order. By any objective historical measure, the achievements of President Hillary Rodham-Clinton have been extraordinary.


  14. Leftist language and logicRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | American Thinker

    Nancy Pelosi told this to Jonathan Karl, the ABC''s "This Week," April 30, just before she confused President Trump and President Bush: "I see everything as an opportunity. And I've never have seen [sic] so much willingness to help win.


  15. Liberals 'Don't Understand What's Happening in the Country'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | American Thinker

    In the bonfire of the vanities that is the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's campaign of 2016 one quote from Shattered, the book of the week, stands supreme. People like Hillary Clinton won't understand what is happening to the country until they carve out the cataracts in their eyes that prevent them from seeing what their politics hath wrought.


  16. Howard Dean, paragon of First Amendment defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | American Thinker

    You can argue with a straight face that Howard Dean was one scream away from the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. As it stands, he has parlayed his high-profile also-ran status into a bit of cult following along the outer rims of leftist thought.


  17. Coulter calls out weasel administrators at UC Berkeley, plans to give lecture as originally scheduledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | American Thinker

    After a firestorm of criticism over caving in to the thugs attempting to prevent Ann Coulter from speaking at the premier campus of the University of California, the University's chancellor, Robert Dirks, attempted a weasel maneuver, offering to reschedule the event during the university's reading period, when many students leave campus, and refusing to specify the venue to be used.


  18. UC Berkeley surrenders to the fascistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | American Thinker

    The University of California, Berkeley, where the modern New Left student movement began with the Free Speech Movement of 1964, has come full circle, and has surrendered to the anti-free speech fascists of the left. Even the increasingly left wing Washington Post see the irony: The decisions by UC-Berkeley to cancel both events involving high-profile conservatives are especially notable given the campus's role during the 1960s and 1970s as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement and its long tradition of social protest.


  19. Berzerkeley BrawlRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | American Thinker

    Last Saturday, a violent brawl broke out in Berkeley, California for the third time this year. The "Anti-Fa" attempted to break up a pro-free speech rally organized by Bay Area activist Rich Black.


  20. Jerry Brown owes President Trump a big thank-youRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | American Thinker

    California Governor Jerry Brown has staked out a position as the leader of the opposition to President Trump, squandering hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal feels to former AG Eric Holder's law firm in order to harass him and obstruct his policies. He even devoted part of his State of the State Speech to a pledge to fight deportation of illegal aliens.


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