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Shane Trejo

Shane Trejo has 248 articles published.

Shane Trejo
Shane has been an activist for liberty-related causes for over 10 years. He is the Media Relations Director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, State Director of the Michigan Tenth Amendment Center, and County Coordinator for Michigan Campaign for Liberty.
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Globalists Win: NATO Pledges To Support Trump’s Troop Surge In Afghanistan

On the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump frequently talked about the evils of the Iraq war and the excesses of American foreign intervention. In typical fashion, Trump reversed this position as soon as he became president. Trump is now copying troop surge policies that failed spectacularly during the Obama administration, and hopes that the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) will assist him on his fool’s errand. “We will ask our NATO allies and global partners to support our new strategy, with additional troops and funding increases in line with our own. We are confident they will,” Trump said. NATO is an organization known to drive foreign military interventions throughout the world, and were influential in ousting dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. As expected, they have no problem helping Trump lubricate the global war machine. “NATO remains fully committed to Afghanistan and I am looking forward to discussing the way ahead with Secretary Mattis and our Allies and international partners,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in… Keep Reading

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“Proud Boys” Abandon Western Culture To Promote Alcoholism And Degeneracy

Canadian Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has become a case study in what not to do when attacked by the totalitarian left. After being profiled by the Anti-Defamation League as an extremist and racist, McInnes has bent over backwards at every turn to prove his anti-racism to the liberal media to no avail. In a particularly embarrassing display of cucked servitude, McInnes had the nerve to impose PC orthodoxy on his Proud Boys yesterday. “We used to say it was all right to check out various events as long as you weren’t there as a Proud Boy,” McInnes said in an article on the Official Proud Boys website. “That is no longer the case. Proud Boys may not attend Alt-Right events in ANY capacity. Not even as a journalist.” Previously, McInnes boasted that all of his Proud Boys chapters had local autonomy. That is no more, as Dear Leader Gavin made it abundantly clear that all chapters are to bow to his top-down orders. Insulting his membership even further,… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Upholds Father’s Legacy With Renewed Audit The Fed Push

At the height of the Ron Paul movement, crowds of thousands of passionate individuals chanted “End the Fed!” around the country, and America looked to be on the cusp of a revolution against central banking. Although that fervor has long since waned, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is still intent on upholding his father’s legacy. Paul is pushing his father’s signature Audit the Fed legislation that would finally at long last bring some transparency and accountability to the central bank that has been responsible for crushing the purchasing power of the dollar while unleashing a century of war and big government to the detriment of us all. “Audit the Fed removes the restraints on how the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) can audit the Federal Reserve System, requiring the GAO to conduct an audit within one year of the bill’s passage and report back to Congress within 90 days of finishing it,” Paul explained in a Daily Caller op/ed. Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Sides With ANTIFA, Releases Groveling Letter Following Charlottesville

The leftward drift of the Libertarian Party continues at a staggering pace. After failing to achieve relevance last year and capture even 5 percent of the popular vote in the Presidential race, the LP is continuing with the strategy that failed Gary Johnson last year. The plan to water down the principled libertarian message while groveling to the totalitarian left at every turn is still very much at hand. This is evident from the LP’s official post-Charlottesville statement, which lacked the courage to call out ANTIFA terrorists or their state enablers who sabotaged the proceedings, and instead only rehashed the mainstream media talking points about what happened. It was clear that the LP cares not about the truth of what happened, but only about disingenuous virtue-signaling for good headlines. “There is no room for racists and bigots in the Libertarian Party. If there are white nationalists who — inappropriately — are members of the Libertarian Party, I ask them to submit their resignations today,” Libertarian National Committee Executive Director… Keep Reading

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Islamic Terror In Finland: 2 Dead, 8 Injured In Vicious Stabbing Attack

Police in Finland shot a man yesterday in Turku after he allegedly attacked several people–including a woman with a baby in a stroller–with a large knife, killing two Finnish nationals. “The government is following the situation in Turku closely and a police operation is under way,” Prime Minister Juha Sippila said before a cabinet meeting on Twitter. Although officials initially denied that this was an act of Islamic terror, they were eventually forced to admit the obvious as details came into focus. An 18-year-old man from Morocco was apprehended as the suspected culprit of these grizzly acts. “Due to information received during the night, the Turku stabbings are now being investigated as murders with terrorist intent,” the Finland National Bureau of Investigation said in a press release. Keep Reading

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Steve Bannon Meets With Right-Wing Billionaires To Plot “Breitbart TV” Network

As liberals and neoconservatives run victory laps over Steve Bannon’s dismissal (or resignation) from the Trump administration, they should be careful not to get ahead of themselves. Bannon is ready to unleash hades on his enemies, meeting with billionaires shortly after returning to Breitbart to discuss the possibility of launching a TV network. Jane Mayer, a New Yorker staff reporter, has covered Robert and Rebekah Mercer extensively. They are the right-wing billionaires who fund Breitbart and rose through their association with Trump to become perhaps the most prominent financiers in the conservative movement. Mayer reported that Robert Mercer and Bannon met on Wednesday in Long Island to discuss the idea of Breitbart TV. “Steve Bannon’s next moves will be all about the billionaire Mercer family,” Jonathan Swan wrote in an Axios report. “I’m told Bannon, who visited New York this week, met with Bob Mercer and together they will be a well-funded force on the outside.” Keep Reading

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Miscarriage Of Justice: Patriotic Veteran Has Constitutional Rights Revoked In Court Of Law

West Michigan resident Jim Chiodo served his country admirably in the Vietnam War. He did so hoping to preserve the American way of life, and stop the communist scourge abroad. Never could he have imagined that the country that he put his life on the line to defend would attempt to devastate his God-given rights. But that is exactly what happened on Thursday, Aug. 17 when Judge Karen Miedema ordered Chiodo to stay far away from Holland Sentinel editor Sarah Leach. The judge upheld a personal protection order (PPO) filed against Chiodo, who opposes the newspaper’s liberal political agenda, despite his appeal. Due to the evident collusion between the media and the court system, Chiodo effectively had his 1st Amendment rights revoked. Making matters even worse for him, he is no longer legally permitted to store his guns in his own home. Chiodo, a tea party patriot and conservative Trump supporter, finds himself as a second-class citizen in the former land of the free. Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Chairman Teams With Open Leftists To Vilify Tom Woods As Racist

While Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has frequently embarrassed himself during his achievement-less tenure in his post, he has stooped to a new low. Sarwark is working with professed communists to throw libertarian icon, Tom Woods under the bus as a racist. Using the fallout from “Unite the Right” to attack his critics, Sarwark–assisted by openly-leftist LP members–dug up a quote from a podcast that took place many years ago where Tom Woods congratulated Christopher Cantwell for attacking figures such as Jeffrey Tucker and other libertarians who were attempting to inject leftism into the movement. Keep Reading

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Trump’s Threats Cause North Korea To Back Down, Reviving Hopes For Diplomacy

The possibility of a nuclear holocaust has been on everyone’s mind as Trump and Kim Jong-un exchanged threats and hostilities in recent weeks. However, both sides–while maintaining their aggressive posturing–are now indicating that they may back down if certain conditions are met. Jong-un recently claimed that missile strikes were not off the table as long as “Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity,” but he did caution America to “think reasonably and judge properly” moving forward. While these sentiments may not seem particularly warm, analysts explain that it is about the best anyone could expect from the communist despot. “They’re still threatening attacks on Guam but taking a rather de-escalatory tone,” said Yun Sun, a foreign policy expert at the Stimson Institute, in a Business Insider report. Only time will tell if that shift in rhetoric will be enough to stop Trump’s rampage against North Korea. Last week, he promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North… Keep Reading

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President Trump Clears The Air On “Unite The Right” During Contentious Press Conference

While mainstream media reporters have been foaming at the mouth attempting to get President Trump to repeat their biased talking points all week, he went in the opposite direction at today’s press conference. While deriding Nazis and white supremacists, Trump also bashed what he calls the “alt-left” as well as offering a defense for “Unite the Right” protesters who merely wanted to preserve historical statues. “What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right. Do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump asked reporters after getting grilled over his response to this weekend’s madness in Charlottesville. President Trump was just getting warmed up. “Let me ask you this: What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs. Do they have any problems? I think they do,” Trump said. “So as far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.” Trump was interrupted after he uttered that remark by a loud-mouthed reporter, which gave him the opportunity to… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Chairman Savaged For Virtue Signaling In Brutal Twitter Beatdown

Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has come under fire for his abrasive and ineffective leadership style, but he took it to a new extreme last night. After insulting Murray “Mr. Libertarian” Rothbard and then focusing his ire on libertarian heroes like Tom Woods and Bob Murphy, libertarians on Twitter decided to take the fledgling figurehead to task. “Dishonest LP chair implies I’m white nationalist/Nazi. Sad. I only think he’s a lying idiot,” intellectual property expert Stephen Kinsella said in a Tweet. “So [Sarwark] takes unprovoked potshots at [Tom Woods] and then tries to act like he has moral high ground,” Mises Institute social media director Tho Bishop said. “What a sad sack.” Libertarian-turned-alt-right video blogger Stefan Molyneux even piled on by saying, “The Chair of the Libertarian National Committee is virtue-signaling against [Tom Woods] – and [the LP] wonders why they are irrelevant!” Molyneux followed up that zinger with a viciously accurate meme depicting the many recent public humiliations the LP has experienced under Sarwark’s stewardship. From there, even… Keep Reading

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An Orwellian Nightmare: Patriotic Veteran’s Constitutional Rights Revoked After Criticizing Liberal Rag

The Orwellian nightmare is unfolding all throughout the United States, but the state of Michigan just might be leading the pack. After a former Christian pastor was sentenced to prison time for distributing jury nullification pamphlets in June, a patriotic military veteran now faces a day in court for merely having the gall to criticize his local paper. Jim Chiodo of the West Michigan Republicans has been a long-time tea party leader in the state of Michigan. He is especially concerned with media bias, and has been working diligently to expose his local newspaper. For doing so, a reporter levied a restraining order against him which included a gag order and the revocation of his concealed carry permit. The proud military veteran can no longer even hold guns in his own home. Allies of Chiodo, who organized a GoFundMe page on his behalf, are calling the measure a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) designed to intimidate a pesky activist out of holding public figures accountable. This happened after… Keep Reading

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Learning Lessons From “Unite The Right” Fallout

The day before “Unite the Right” was set to commence, spirits were at an all-time high. The torch demonstration was a shocking and unexpected success. What looked to be in excess of 500 people gathered and marched through the University of Virginia campus. They even cornered ANTIFA, who in their complete bewilderment even held a large sign upside down in a hilarious display. Going into the rally, the organizers seemed confident that it would be a tremendous success. Those hopes were dashed almost instantaneously. Before the rally began, it was clear that the cops–presumably at the behest of the leftist Charlottesville mayor and the Governor of Virginia–were not going to allow it to happen. Corralling both groups together purposefully to exacerbate the threat, the cops allowed a public safety nightmare to unfold that unjustly denied free speech rights protected under the 1st Amendment to the protesters. What escalated from there put every Charlottesville resident into serious peril, and three people ended up dead after a panicked individual ran down… Keep Reading

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Communists Attack “Unite The Right” Organizer, Demand The Destruction Of America

Communist terrorists attacked “Unite the Right” principal organizer Jason Kessler today as he tried to address the public during a press conference, and then held a display of their own demanding the destruction of America and the capitalist system herein. Kessler was attempting to defend the 1st Amendment and the cause of free speech when deranged leftist individuals started yelling in his face to deny him his basic civil liberties. He was punched in the face by a communist terrorist as he attempted to flee the podium. Afterward, members of the leftist terror group gloated on livestream about their open conspiracy to destroy the American system. “Right now, there is a plan. We have a plan for how to defeat them, and I’m not talking about how to defeat a couple of Nazi’s in Charlottesville,” an organizer boasted. “I’m talking about how to defeat their whole system. They have military forces, they have a whole mighty power that they unleash on people all over the world. All of that… Keep Reading

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President Trump Addresses Nation After “Unite The Right” Rally Descends Into Madness

In the wake of widespread riots and panic in Charlottesville, VA today, President Donald Trump addressed the American people to condemn violence and hatred from all political perspectives. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said at a press conference from his New Jersey golf club. “It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” The “Unite the Right” rally set to take place today descended into a gruesome scene as law enforcement stood down and allowed ANTIFA and other leftist terrorists to violently prevent the protest. Police only came in to disperse “Unite the Right” protesters and force them away, deploying violence against them to crush their Constitutional rights. To make matters even worse, a vehicular homicide was committed during the mayhem as well. The identity and… Keep Reading

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“Unite The Right” Protest Broken Up And Moved Due To ANTIFA Terror, Police Stand Down

Leftist terror has forced today’s “Unite the Right” rally to be moved from Emancipation Park after right-wing protesters were frequently assaulted. Law enforcement stood down and refused to protect protesters, causing a state of emergency, which caused the rally to be moved far away from the Robert E. Lee statue that was the focal point of the protest. Twitter is ablaze with images and video of melees occurring between far-left and far-right protesters. ANTIFA and their sympathizers, desperate to deny a “platform” for their opponents to speak freely, terrorized the protesters with mace, urine and feces as police stood down and refused to do their jobs. “Looks like police have successfully shut down the [Unite the Right] Rally. They had a federal permit. Lots of talk of suing,” blogger Brittany Pettibone‏, a frequent speaker at alt-right and alt-lite rallies, wrote in a Tweet. Richard Spencer, the oft-punched identitarian rabble-rouser, had an even worse recollection of today’s events. Spencer claimed that militarized police worked with ANTIFA, similar to what happened… Keep Reading

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“Unite The Right” Protesters Become Civil Rights Heroes As Leftists Mount Discrimination Campaign

In their desperation, leftists are doubling down on their immense hypocrisy. Having proclaimed the virtues of civil rights for generations, the left is now turning their backs on their principles and openly discriminating against white people who they suspect to be “racist.” In the town of Charlottesville, VA–a leftist stronghold–a group of pro-white protesters ranging from identitarians to southern nationalists to anarchocapitalists is organizing under the banner “Unite the Right.” They are set to demonstrate tomorrow, but many impediments stand in their way. Unwilling to let the protesters peacefully rally in favor of the Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park, organizers first had their permit for the rally revoked before leftist businesses joined in the witch hunt. First, Airbnb began denying lodging services to anyone they claimed was a white supremacist. Additionally, rally speaker Baked Alaska was kicked from an Uber car because he was recognized by the driver. The discrimination continued from there as local businesses started putting up signs indicating that all hate mongers or those… Keep Reading

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As Socialist Venezuela Crumbles, Their Military Dictator Grovels Beneath The U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been arrogantly thumbing his nose in the faces of Americans for years, but he is changing his tune after getting hit with economic sanctions. As he struggles to maintain power amidst the collapse of his socialist regime, he suddenly wants to talk to President Trump. “If he (Trump) is so interested in Venezuela, here I am,” Maduro said during a recent three-hour speech. “Mr Donald Trump, here is my hand.” Previously, the socialist despot had been an angry critic of the Trump administration. He even referred to Trump contemptuously as an emperor just last month before the economic sanctions were finalized. “We have a surprise for the foreign governments,” Maduro said in July. “We have a surprise for the emperor Donald Trump, and that surprise is called the July 30 election, when the people will teach imperialism and the foreign vassal governments a lesson.” Keep Reading

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Citing Iran Fears, Israel Quietly Lobbied Against Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

Hailed as an early diplomatic achievement for President Trump, he announced a ceasefire in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. This is likely to stop ISIS and other Islamic radicals from overthrowing Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. However, the state of Israel lobbied against the agreement, fearing that it would embolden their Iranian enemies. According to a Haaretz report, Israel, the United States and Russia were involved in secret deliberations before the ceasefire was finalized last month. During those deliberations, Israel lobbied aggressively against the agreement citing that it would strengthen the Iranian regime. Israel’s primary foreign policy goal is to weaken their Iranian enemies, even if it means empowering ISIS and other extremists in the region. Trump and Putin considered the advice from the Israelis, but ultimately chose to move forward with the ceasefire agreement anyway. “Israel is aware of Iran’s expansionist goals in Syria,” a statement released by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said. Netanyahu publicly expressed his dismay with the agreement on July 16. Keep Reading

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The Regime Change Efforts Of Federally-Backed Corporate Libertarians

While libertarians are typically known for their opposition to foreign intervention, a recent exposé published by The Intercept showed that libertarians are quietly engaging in missions–with assistance from the federal and corporate partners–to foment regime change throughout the world. “When there is an opening, you have a crisis, and there is some demand for change, you have people who are trained to push for certain policies,” Atlas Network president Alejandro Chafuen said. “And in our case, we tend to favor to private solutions to public problems.” Chafuen has been hard at work remaking politics throughout Latin America, where socialism has waned in recent years. He has many successes to point towards including Argentinian ministers, Bolivian senators, and a “Free Brazil Movement” that was largely responsible for disposing socialist president Dilma Rousseff. While all of this may seem terrific from a libertarian perspective, the fact that the Atlas Network is a long-time partner of the federal government should raise some eyebrows. Since the 1980’s, the Atlas Network has been hand-in-hand with… Keep Reading

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The Military-Industrial Complex Salivates At Prospect Of War With North Korea

For the military-industrial complex, business is booming during the Trump administration. Trump’s deescalation of tensions in Syria is apparently an outlier, as Trump has continued or ramped up the militaristic policies of his predecessor on every other front–most notably, North Korea. These policies have defense giants such as Lockheed Martin swimming in profits. “The level of dialogue around missile defense is now at the prime minister and minister of defense level,” Tim Cahill, who serves as vice president of Lockheed’s Air and Missile Defense division, said to Reuters during an interview. Trump’s declaration that North Korea would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” coincided with the dictatorship threatening an attack against Guam this week. Tensions continue to worsen, show no signs of slowing down, and everyone is on the edge not knowing what to expect next. This global turmoil, as usual, helps the bottom line of Lockheed and other weapons manufacturers. According to Reuters, “Shares of Lockheed are up nearly 8 percent, to… Keep Reading

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Alabama Senate Candidate Vows To “Stand With Rand” As Race Heats Up During Final Stretch

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has climbed to the top of the polls recently, but that has not caused him to lose sight of his principles. He sent out an e-mail this weekend that proclaimed he would “stand with Rand” on all the key issues if he wins the U.S. Senate seat that he is vying for. “I’ll stand with Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz on the frontlines of the fight against the Washington Establishment,” Moore assured his supporters in an e-mail released this weekend promoting a “money bomb” to defeat the political establishment. Keep Reading

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“Unite The Right” Becomes Civil Rights March After City Attempts To Block Protest

The “Unite The Right” rally scheduled to take place Saturday at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA is going to happen, but not without serious push-back from local government officials. They are attempting to force to rally to be relocated because of alleged public safety concerns. The Charlottesville city council revoked the permit of the organizers, citing specious claims that too many people were planning to attend. The city council wanted to move the location to a more remote area far away from the Robert E. Lee statue they intend on defending. Alt-right activist Jason Kessler said that he and fellow organizers will not be deterred and the protest will go on as originally scheduled. “They don’t have a legal right to deny us our ability to express support for the monument, in front of the monument as the permit said, ” Kessler said. The city offered a vague threat filled with Orwellian double-speak in response to Kessler’s decisive words. “If people show up at Emancipation Park, the City will… Keep Reading

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Rex Tillerson: Trump’s Voice Of Reason On North Korea

As tensions with North Korea continue to be stoked by belligerent members of the Trump administration (as well as by Trump himself on occasion), one man has stood strong as the voice of reason: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He is still advocating diplomacy, even after US Ambassador Nikki Haley declared “the time for talk is over” with regards to North Korea. “The best signal that North Korea can give us that they are prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches,” Tillerson said, according to a Reuters report. Tillerson went on to add that “other means of communications” were open to Pyongyang. He added that diplomatic talks would address how North Korea could “feel secure and prosper economically” if they decide to stop their missile tests. This is the opposite signal being sent to North Korea by other prominent members of the administration. In addition to Haley’s declaration that diplomacy was no longer acceptable when dealing with North Korea, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has been… Keep Reading

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Justin Amash Defends His Record During Contentious Town Hall Meetings

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has never been afraid to meet his constituents face-to-face and discuss the hard issues, even with the political system as bitter and divided as it has ever been. Amash was happy to defend his positions during two town hall events last week, even on particularly contentious topics like military policy and his frequent clashes with President Trump. Amash received some flak from the audience for his ‘no’ vote against the “Make America Secure” Appropriations Act. Combined with his ‘no’ votes against Trump-backed immigration measures, this has caused many Republicans to question Amash’s motives. Nevertheless, Amash stands by his voting record and maintains that he is only following fiscally prudent and constitutionally viable measures. “We have these appropriations bills into 12 different areas and what we really should do is go through these appropriations separately so that we can analyze that particular area and decide whether the appropriations are appropriate for that particular area,” Amash said. “Since I’ve been in Congress, we’re spending way too much… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Abandons Market Principles In His Attempt To Nationalize Bail Bonds

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is known for his support of free market principles, but that apparently changes entirely when it comes to bail. He is championing legislation alongside Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that would use federal grants to effectively destroy the bail bonds industry, putting thousands of small businessmen at risk of losing their livelihoods. “Our justice system was designed with a promise: to treat all people equally,” Harris was quoted as saying in a news release. “Yet more than 450,000 Americans sit in jail today awaiting trial and many of them cannot afford ‘money bail.’ In our country, whether you stay in jail or not is wholly determined by whether you’re wealthy or not — and that’s wrong.” Harris and Paul published a joint op/ed in the New York Times where the lawmakers referenced the policies of New Jersey as an example of what their proposed federal grant money would influence states into adopting. New Jersey has become a stunning example of the unintended consequences of government solutions… Keep Reading

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A Neocon Unhinged: Crazed McMaster Threatens Aggressive War Against North Korea

When President Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp on the campaign trail last year, his supporters certainly figured that this meant no swamp rats would be included in his administration. Of course, they would inevitably be disappointed. Many members of the reviled political establishment found their way into the Trump administration, none of them more odious than National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster replaced Michael Flynn in his role, who was ousted for omitting information to Vice President Mike Pence. Flynn bucked the Washington D.C. foreign policy consensus in key ways, but his successor, McMaster is a fierce proponent of the status quo of endless warfare. So much so, in fact, that he is threatening aggressive war against North Korea even as their missile tests continue to come up short. “What you’re asking is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right?” McMaster said in response to conservative-leaning pundit Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC. “A war that would prevent North Korea from threatening the United States with a… Keep Reading

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‘Pharma Bro’ Becomes Political Prisoner After Federal Fraud Conviction

Infamous former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli was convicted on three counts of deceiving his hedge fund investors today. He could face up to 20 years in prison for his alleged role in these crimes, but the raunchy whistleblower dubbed ‘Pharma Bro’ for his wild antics isn’t taking his sentence lying down. “My investors made three-to-five times their money without any aid from any settlement agreement. Some made ten times or more than that of their original investment after they did receive their settlements,” Shkreli said after the verdict, thanking the jury for not convicting him of harsher charges as well as his legal team. Regarding his conviction, Shkreli said, “We have some work to do… This was a witch hunt of epic proportions, and maybe they found one or two broomsticks, but at the end of the day, we’ve been acquitted of the most important charges of this case, and I’m delighted to report that.” Shkreli was ultimately guilty of two counts of securities fraud and another count… Keep Reading

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Jury Nullification Used To Free Libertarian Activist In Maryland

Dennis Fusaro, a libertarian activist, and Steve Waters were found not guilty by a jury of their own peers for illegal free speech. The men had sent a robocall back in 2014 to 5,000 people in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on the weekend before an important election. The robocall congratulated Democratic County Council candidate Patrick Armstrong “for his bravery in coming out of the closet” after he supported a transgender bathroom mandate. “Transgenders can now openly and freely go into any bathroom of their choice based on their confused gender identity,” the obviously satirical script for the robocall read. “Tell Patrick to continue to stand loud and proud in support for transgenders’ equal rights. While our opponent argued that children could be at risk by sexual predators with this new law, we celebrate the rights of transgenders and what this does for equality for transgenders in Maryland.” Armstrong’s Republican opponent, Michael Anthony Peroutka, employed Fusaro but denied any knowledge of the robocall. He won the election, but Fusaro’s tactics… Keep Reading

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As “Liberty Summer” Campaigns Implode, Young Americans For Liberty Leaders Continue To Push Them On Activists

The fallout from the “Liberty Summer” campaigns continues on. Young Americans for Liberty leaders have been selling their activists on these campaigns all summer (and continue to do so), but they have not turned out as expected. The “Clean Mi Govt” part-time legislature initiative headed by Brian Calley continues to receive terrible press in Michigan while Luther Strange, a Mitch McConnell crony who is receiving help from YAL activists as well for his Senate campaign, has a bevy of scandals to deal with as he tries to keep his seat against more conservative opponents. For “Clean Mi Govt,” the entire campaign imploded after numerous reports of fraud and incompetence surfaced from YAL activists and other observers. Every signature for the part-time legislature that was captured by YAL activists was scrapped, making their work a complete waste of time. Each signature they collected was thrown out, and activists were sent home early with very little to show for their efforts. The campaign was funded almost entirely by dark money, and… Keep Reading

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Trump Clashes With Pelosi Over “Clearly Unconstitutional” Russian Sanctions

Congress is dead set against making America great again, and they prove it time after time. Most recently, they overwhelmingly passed a bill to place sanctions on Russia and hamstring the President into complying with them against his better judgment. Although Trump signed the bill into law, he expressed his dismay through a signing statement. “While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” Trump said in the statement. “In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” President Trump indicates that he will comply by the sanctions despite his objections, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is not convinced. She thinks Trump’s reticence over signing the sanctions into law is proof positive of her Russian conspiracy fears. “President Trump’s signing statement raises serious questions about whether his administration intends to follow the law, or whether he will continue to enable and reward Vladimir Putin’s aggression,”… Keep Reading

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Acclaimed Journalist Dishes Dirt On Trump And The Deep State In Profane Rant

Acclaimed journalist Seymour Hersh, once a leftist favorite for his coverage of the Vietnam War, became a pariah of the liberal media during the Obama presidency for actually holding the chosen one accountable. In the age of Trump, Hersh is exposing deep state subversion and is not afraid to dish the uncensored dirt on prominent government officials. “You know the trouble with all of those guys is that the only way they’re going to make it to a [corporate] board or two… and get some fat cat contracts is if Hillary stayed in. With Trump, they’re gone, they’re done, they’re going to live on their pension, they’re not going to make it. And I gotta tell you guys, they don’t want to live on their pension, they want to be on boards,” Hersh said in a conversation with an unnamed figure. Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize winner, claims to have inside sources that are feeding him relevant information regarding the administration and its subversive elements. Although not a Trump supporter,… Keep Reading

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Although Scaramucci Is Gone, More Heads Expected To Roll As Trump Shake-Up Continues

President Trump is in the mood for heads to roll, and more shake-ups in the administration are expected. The next person expected to be sent to the unemployment line by Trump is National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the neoconservative who has pushed for a more belligerent approach on foreign policy. New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush claims that administration sources have indicated to him that Trump is considering replacing McMaster with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. McMaster, who replaced Mike Flynn in his role, has frequently annoyed Trump according to reports, and his incessant hawkishness is not always congruent with Trump’s “America First” agenda. Additionally, John Kelly–upon replacing Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff–immediately used his power to fire Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci’s ten day run in his role was filled with turmoil as he took to the press for a series of unhinged outbursts. Kelly, a retired military general who formerly served as Homeland Security Secretary, is expected to bring a sense of unity and order to a… Keep Reading

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The Libertarian Split Continues As “Blood And Soil” Speech Triggers Another Racial Witch Hunt

The split between left-leaning and right-leaning libertarians has reached a fever pitch after Jeff Deist, Director of the Mises Institute, gave an iconic speech during his annual Mises University event about “blood and soil” libertarianism, an idea encompassing cultural conservatism as a barricade against state power. “It is reasonable to believe that a more libertarian society would be less libertine and more culturally conservative — for the simple reason that as the state shrinks in importance and power, the long-suppressed institutions of civil society grow in importance and power,” Deist said. “And in a more libertarian society, it’s harder to impose the costs of one’s lifestyle choices on others. If you rely on the family or church or charity to help you, they may well impose some conditions on that help.” While these sentiments may seem benign in nature, they were immediately picked up upon by frenzied analysts at the Cato Institute as inherently racist–filled with dog-whistles that appeal to the alt-right bogeymen that they have imagined is lurking… Keep Reading

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Too Much Winning: Scaramucci’s Flame Out Shows The Limits Of Trumpism

To those who enjoyed the Scaramucci show and are sad that it has come to an end, please consider the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Anthony Scaramucci came into the Trump administration like a knight in shining armor. Besieged with constant infiltration, leaks and seemingly unprecedented turmoil throughout his first six months, President Trump needed a man to come in like gang busters and take care of business. Replacing Sean Spicer, Scaramucci came in as White House communications director guns a-blazin’ with a style so brash and confrontational that it may have made the POTUS himself blush. Scaramucci Dice Clay, I dubbed him, because of the obvious similarities between he and the insanely foul 1980’s comedy powerhouse. Trump said that at some point we would be officially sick of winning, and he wasn’t kidding. The American public wanted a shake-up, and by God, we got what we wanted good and hard with Scaramucci, as the legendary pundit H.L. Mencken would have… Keep Reading

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Trump Administration Mulls Afghanistan Drawback After Prior Indications Of Expansion

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy may not always be coherent, but it is proving to be less belligerent than that of his predecessors. After previously indicating that troop totals would likely be expanding in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is considering reversing that policy after the Pentagon failed to rally much support behind their initial proposal. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and this president are committed to staying,” a senior Trump administration official said to the Wall Street Journal. “It doesn’t work unless we are there for a long time, and if we don’t have the appetite to be there a long time, we should just leave. It’s an unanswered question.” Keep Reading

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Reason Magazine Feminazi Threatens Libertarian Youth Activist Over Harmless Joke

Libertarians have typically been known as standing for freedom of expression, but that is going to change if Elizabeth Nolan Brown has her way. The sex-positive Reason contributor, who co-founded Feminists For Liberty with the vehemently anti-libertarian Cathy Reisenwitz, is bringing social justice warrior-style thought policing into the libertarian movement. And for what reason? Because her little feelings were hurt over a silly joke. This whining Feminazi, with stereotypically dyed hair and all, started a pathetic Twitter crusade on Saturday because a Young Americans for Liberty activist made a harmless joke on Twitter about women making sandwiches. Her goal was to create an Internet lynch mob of other soft-skinned, attention-starved women and their sorry beta male enablers to make it so the young man couldn’t get hired in the libertarian community (or anywhere else for that matter). Brown is under the employ of Reason Magazine, where she writes about riveting topics such as “gender anarchy” and the virtues of women who sell their bodies for cash. A relatively obscure blogger,… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Makes Principled Stand To Stall NDAA Vote, Earning Him John McCain’s Ire

Despite all of the wackiness going on in Washington D.C. right now, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has not lost sight of what is important. Indefinite detention of any American citizen deemed a terrorist by the federal government was codified into law in the 2012 NDAA signed by former President Obama, and remains in effect today. Paul was able to stall an expedited vote proposed by Senate leadership for this year’s NDAA so an amendment to repeal indefinite detention could be considered. Paul’s move will likely stall the bill from being considered until September. Predictably, Paul’s fidelity to civil liberties has angered Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who desperately wanted to fast track the bill with no real regard for the actual contents of the legislation. “The highest responsibility of every member of Congress is to do what they think is right for the nation. It is unfortunate that one senator chose to block consideration of a bill our nation needs right now, the National Defense Authorization Act,” McCain added. “We… Keep Reading

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After Health Care Fiasco, Mike Huckabee Calls For 17th Amendment To Be Repealed

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is fighting mad after the Senate refused to repeal Obamacare this week. He has an idea for a reform that would take us back to the original intent of the Constitution by repealing the 17th Amendment, which allowed for the popular vote of senators. “Time to repeal 17th Amendment. Founders had it right-Senators chosen by state legislatures,” Huckabee wrote in a first Tweet that set off a host of angry responses from liberals and conservatives alike. Undeterred by the negative feedback, Huckabee re-emphasized his earlier statement with a follow-up Tweet. “Ignorance of history of 17th Amendment is revealed by response to my earlier Tweet. Direct election of Senate is major cause of #swamp,” Huckabee wrote in the second Tweet. Before the inaction of the 17th Amendment in 1913, senators would be appointed by the legislature of a given state. If the state legislature was pressured enough by the people, they could remove the Senator at any given time. This was a check against the… Keep Reading

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Paul’s Gamble Pays Off As Neocons Collude With Democrats To Kill Obamacare Repeal

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has played a very nuanced game regarding health care negotiations. After positioning himself for months as the leading hard-liner for Obamacare repeal, Paul eventually conceded to allow debate and voted affirmatively on a lackluster bare-bones repeal that failed this morning. His manuevering ultimately paid off, as neoconservatives were ultimately for stopping any kind of Obamacare repeal from taking place. It was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a frequent foil of Paul and his father, who ultimately cast the deciding vote against Obamacare repeal. He was joined by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as the defectors responsible for handing a huge political victory over to Democrats on a silver platter. “What have we to lose by trying to work together to find those solutions?” McCain said in a direct appeal to Democrats. “We’re not getting much done apart. I don’t think any of us feels very proud of our incapacity. Merely preventing your political opponents from doing what they want isn’t the most inspiring… Keep Reading

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Jeopardized After Senate Approves Sanctions Against Russia

Congress is seemingly intent on doing just about anything in their power to stop President Trump from making America great again. Weeks after a diplomatic summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin led to a ceasefire in Syria, Congress has jeopardized the progress by passing a sanctions regime leaving Russia furious! “This is already having an extremely negative impact on the process of normalizing our relations,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. Ryabkov went onto say that the economic sanctions would put the already tenuous relationship between the U.S. and Russia into “uncharted territory in a political and diplomatic sense” and promised swift retaliation. After sanctions were approved this week by a 419-3 vote in the House, the Senate quickly followed suit. The entire chamber voted to approve the sanctions on Russia earlier today by a 98-2 vote. The two lone “no” votes came from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY). The veto-proof supermajority behind these bills all but insures that they will become the… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Gets Roll Call Vote On Failed Health Care Amendment, But Will His Gamble Pay Off?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was undecided about whether to vote to move forward debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare in the Senate until the last minute. Before the vote, he hopped off the fence to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in proceeding debate after receiving assurances that his amendment for a clean repeal would receive a vote. McConnell actually lived up to his word, and Paul got his wish. A vote for the amendment to repeal Obamacare was taken yesterday, and it was voted down by a 45-55 margin. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), John McCain (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Rob Portman (R-OH) voted against the amendment. Most of those legislators had previously voted to repeal when they understood it had no real chance of passing during the Obama administration. Paul was certainly able to get many turncoats on the record to expose their hypocrisy, but his move to push forward debate could ultimately result in an… Keep Reading

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On Russia Sanctions, Only Three Republican Legislators Stand Courageously With Trump

When President Donald Trump complained recently about how few prominent Republicans had his back, he was not kidding. A recent House vote to tie up the President, undermine his foreign policy, and partially remove his discretion pertaining to Russia passed with only three GOP legislators objecting. Reps. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Justin Amash (R-MI) were the three lone “no” votes against a successful measure limiting Trump’s ability to remove sanctions on Russia that were approved by Congress. This maneuver may harm Trump’s ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia, and further jeopardize tenuous relations with the nation. Hiding behind the Constitution to justify his disloyal and shameful actions, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said, “This strong oversight is necessary. It is appropriate. After all, it is Congress that the Constitution empowers to regulate commerce with foreign nations.” With the exception of the three hold-outs, every other GOP legislators who voted on the bill colluded with every single Congressional Democrat to hamper President Trump’s foreign… Keep Reading

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Trump Puts America First, Bans Transgender Individuals From Military Service

President Donald Trump has constantly shown that he will put American national security before political correctness. This is evident in his latest announcement that transgender individuals will be banned from military service, a stark departure from the military policy crafted by his predecessor. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump announced this morning on his Twitter account. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you” This announcement effectively reverses a policy put into place by former President Barack Obama allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military. Obama’s so-called achievement was hailed by liberals as a step forward in the battle for LGBT civil rights, and liberals are reacting to Trump’s sudden announcement with predictable outrage. Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Votes To Proceed With Health Care Motion

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has stated that President Donald Trump is a very persuasive man, and it showed today as Paul jumped on the Trump Train–so to speak–to advance floor debate in the Senate with the hopes of repealing and replacing Obamacare. “I’m very happy to announce that with zero of the Democrats’ votes, the motion to proceed on health care has moved past and now we move forward toward truly great health care for the American people. We look forward to that. This was a big step,” Trump said at a White House news conference after the vote. Trump also gave special thanks to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who returned after being diagnosed with brain cancer to vote in favor of the legislation. It required Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote in the measure’s favor to pass after the Senate was deadlocked in a 50-50 tie after Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Democrats to vote against the measure. Keep Reading

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U.S. Remains Silent After Iran And Iraq Sign Agreement To Strengthen Military Alliance

The Defense Ministers of Iraq and Iran have united to sign a pact to fight in a joint effort against “terrorism and extremism,” and the Trump administration–a hostile critic of the Iranian regime–is silent thus far. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali came together on Sunday to sign a memorandum of understanding pertaining not only to fighting terror but also other shared common goals such as border security and logistics. This marks a watershed moment of diplomacy between the frequently hostile nations. “Extending cooperation and exchanging experiences in fighting terrorism and extremism, border security, and educational, logistical, technical and military support are among the provisions of this memorandum,” the Islamic Republic News Agency reported after the accords were signed in Tehran this weekend. “We thank the security forces for their efforts in liberating Mosul from ISIL – however we now are entering a new phase rebuilding Iraq post ISIL, which is aiming to achieve national reconciliation between political forces.” said Sarah Allawi, advisor to… Keep Reading

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Ron Paul Supporter Elected On Promise To “Rebuild” The GOP He “Helped Destroy”

While the Ron Paul revolution may appear to have waned in recent years, its legacy remains apparent in today’s Trump-dominated Republican Party. A recent example from Clark County, Nevada shows that the Paul revolution still has some life in it, as a full-throated Ron Paul supporter was just elected their GOP chairman. Carl Bunce, a long-time libertarian activist, narrowly defeated his establishment opponent, Eddie Facey, by a four-vote margin last week. Despite a long history as a rabble-rouser from his start as a fierce Ron Paul supporting partisan, Bunce was able to smooth over rifts in the party. Current state party chairman Michael McDonald held a major fundraiser along with other prominent Nevada Republicans including National Committeewoman Diana Orrock, State Senator Scott Hammond, and Councilwoman Michele Fiore in support of Bunce’s candidacy. “I know how to rebuild the party because I helped destroy it,” the new Clark County GOP chair said to fellow party members. Keep Reading

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Cucked By The ADL: Gavin McInnes Institutes Thought Control On His “Proud Boys”

It’s always like conservatives and libertarians to take a good thing and ruin it unnecessarily. After the Anti-Defamation League–the leftist thought control agency–profiled controversial Rebel Media and Compound Media host Gavin McInnes as a racist and potential terror threat for founding the Proud Boys, he responded with a near-immediate purge of alt-right members from his pro-West fraternal organization. “For the record, #ProudBoys [Virginia] are not alt-right. Stop splitting the group w that sh-t. If you are a [Virginia] PB who is [alt-right], you’re not a [Virginia] PB,” McInnes wrote in a Tweet with ominous ramifications for his group as a whole, which is supposed to have local autonomy. McInnes certainly did the cause of freedom a favor by creating the Proud Boys, but it seems his creation has gotten out of hand. It caught on very quickly, and became a national phenomenon faster than anyone could have reasonably imagined. Looking at their old promotional video, it may have began as a complete joke. As a frequent Compound Media watcher, that… Keep Reading

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As Hillary Remains Free, Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses On Failed Drug War

When Donald Trump was campaigning for President last year, thousands of Americans chanted “LOCK HER UP!” throughout the country referring to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Once elected, Trump supporters expected Attorney General Jeff Sessions to follow the campaign’s mandate and proceed to investigate Clinton for her e-mails, Libyan war crimes, and other atrocities she has committed over the years. Instead of fulfilling the Trump mandate, Sessions has gone rogue. He is pursuing his decades-long fetish of marijuana prohibition and working feverishly with the intent of doubling-down on possibly the most destructive policy in modern American history: the federal drug war. “Task Force subcommittees will also undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the Department’s overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with Administration goals and priorities,” Sessions wrote in a memo back in April. Sessions has his underlings on President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety working to create a tenuous link between marijuana use… Keep Reading

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Kid Rock Emerges As Senate Favorite, Tops Democratic Opponent In Early Poll

When Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie) announced his run for Senate earlier this month, most people dismissed it as a joke or a publicity stunt to promote an upcoming album. After making it clear that he was absolutely in it to win it, Kid Rock now tops incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in the polls. Polling firm Delphi Analytica questioned 668 Michigan residents between July 14 and 18 about the potential Senate race. Their results showed that 30 percent of Michigan residents would prefer Kid Rock while 26 percent of Michigan residents would prefer Stabenow in a head-to-head showdown. The largest number, 44 percent, remain undecided. “Michigan, once part of the Democrats vaunted “Blue Wall” is suddenly a battleground where Democrats and Republicans are now fighting for blue collar voters. This became a central theme during the 2016 election season, where Donald Trump won over the white working class vote,” Delphi Analytica wrote in their summary of the results. “The question now is whether that support will rub… Keep Reading

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