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Dem Rep Al Green: ‘Good Likelihood’ Dems Will Impeach Trump If We Retake the House

Tuesday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said there was a “good likelihood” if Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, they will proceed with articles of impeachment. “There’s a good likelihood that there will be articles of impeachment,” Green said in response to a question about the possibility. (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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GOP Takes Six-Point Lead in Midterm Generic Tracking Poll

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Betty Friedan Was a Communist – LewRockwell

For about a week the conservative establishment lamented the fact that AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers was treated rudely by students while speaking at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The New York Post (March 7, 2018) complained about campus fascism on the march and then proceeded to explain Sommerss unique contribution to our political culture: She argues that much of modern feminism betrays the movements founding ideals. Unfortunately the lefty kids at Lewis &Clark did not appreciate her message and her achievement in keeping alive a better feminism than the one that has now replaced it.

It so happens that I spoke last October at a more prestigious institution of learning than Lewis & Clark Law School, namely Hamilton College in Upstate New York, where I was a guest of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. I too suffered the slings and arrows of campus activists, and later my host was left to bear the brunt of the leftist blowback. Not surprisingly, my plight did not receive the same media treatment as Sommerss adventure. All the same, George Leef of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal graciously posted material about my experience at Hamilton and even managed to insert comments about it in National Review Online. But it was hard for me to recognize myself in the latter comments, since by then I had sunk into insignificance.

Although one cant blame George for presenting me as an innocuous nebbish, someone who is neither famous nor provocative, I may in fact be the most relentless critic of the conservative establishment on the Right. I have repeatedly scolded that establishment for being a media-promoted enterprise that bears little resemblance to its worthier post-World War Two predecessor. The movement in question has gone from trying to stand athwart history to becoming a slavish defender of the positions that the Left abandoned just before embracing their present ones. But the conservative establishment has tenaciously held on to some positions. These are, for example, military belligerence promoted as American exceptionalism, inflicting the current version of our democracy on the entire globe, and providing corporate tax breaks to benefit the movements donor class.

Since the 1970s Martin Luther King has gone in movement hagiography from being a philandering communist dupe to a profoundly conservative Christian theologian (he was neither); homosexual marriage has gone from being an obscenity to a family value; and even Orthodox Jews, who are leading media conservatives, celebrate the transgendered Caitlyn Jenner. It seems this newly discovered moral pioneer celebrates Israel for supporting the LGBT cause. Robert E. Lee during the same time has descended from being a great American hero, especially for the American Right, to someone whom Rich Lowry at National Review considers so morally dubious that he deserves to have all statues with his likeness pulled down. Senator Joe McCarthy, the golden boy of the conservative movement of the 1950s and 1960s, has gone from being a conservative hero to a conservative villain, while National Review has published glowing tributes to the Communist mass murderer Leon Trotsky.

The historical and moral revisionism that I have only superficially touched on has taken another form, of which Christina Hoff Sommers is a prime representative. Like other idols of establishment conservatism, Sommers affirms an ism that until about forty years ago was associated with the Left. But now feminism, properly understood, is supposed to belong on the Right. True feminism for Sommers is synonymous with the ideas and legacy of Betty Friedan, whom Sommers considers an admirable social critic, reacting against the intolerable sexist conditions of the 1950s. Writing in the neoconservative New York Sun in 2008, she vigorously defends Friedans concerns: Her essential point is down-to-earth and true. Postwar America has taken the ideal of femininity to absurd excesses. Women in the fifties were encouraged to be childlike, dependent passive.

Sommers shields Friedan against the charge of being something other than what she wants her to be, namely, a very outspoken, spunky Jewish lady who was properly offended by sexism. But David Horowitz (among others) has shown convincingly, that Friedan and her parents had close links to the American Communist Party; and so the attempt to depict this lady as someone above politics reeks of blatant dishonesty. Friedan came from a radically leftist family, and as an adult she made the normal leftist transition from Marxist-Leninism to the present war against inherited social institutions and distinctions. There is no reason to imagine that her revolt against post-World War Two sexism stood antipodes apart from what the radical social Left now teaches.

In an incisive work on the evolution of feminism, Domestic Tranquility, F. Carolyn Graglia, tells us what should be obvious to those without vested professional interests. The work of Friedan and others who downgraded the traditional role of women as homemakers led inescapably to the more radical phase of the feminist movement that emerged about a decade later. The war against the real or imagined domestic life of the 1950s, begun by Friedan and her generation, fueled a crusade against gender distinctions that continues down to the present. What Sommers has condemned as the war against boys goes back to what was allegedly an early, nice form of feminism. But integral to feminism, as Friedan herself taught, was busting the masculine mystique.

In Western countries today, and not least of all in the US, we are witnessing a continuing social and political transformation from the Left. For better or worse, it may be impossible to halt this process; and there is no possibility of restoring the American society that existed before the roller-coaster ride got underway. But lets stop lying about the remembered past and punishing old-timers on the Right who know that deliberate misrepresentations are occurring! One would have to be hopelessly naive to believe that our social problems started when feminists started reading Gloria Steinem instead of Betty Friedan. And pace Sommers, no one stole feminism. It simply evolved.

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Canadian Officials Refuse to Admit That the Muslim Hate …

In a strange turn of events, the alleged hate crime that reverberated across Canadian and American media over the weekend turned out to be a complete fabrication. But what may be an even stranger outcome was the response taken by those at almost all levels of the Canadian government.

On Friday, 11-year-oldKhawlah Noman claimed to police and local news outlets that she was the target of a hate crime, evidently for her Muslim faith.According to Noman a Toronto native she was attacked not once, but twice by an anonymous man wielding a pair of scissors as she walked to school.

Testimony from the young girl detailed how the man approached her from behind. The assailant, who she described as a 20- to 30-year-old Asian man, allegedly came up to her, but ran away after she screamed.

However, she said he returned minutes later and successfully destroyed her hijab, a religious garb Muslim women wear to cover their hair.

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Noman and her family spoke to the media and police about the alleged incident, with the 11-year-old girl telling reporters she felt scared and terrified.

What youre doing is really wrong, she said, according to BBC News. You should not act like this, and especially, Im a kid.

Nomans story quickly garnered international attention and many in Canadas government, apparently hoping to publicize their opposition to Islamophobia, swiftly condemned the heinous act.

Both Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne immediately spoke out regarding the incident.

I am shocked and appalled to learn that a student wearing a hijab was assaulted on the way to school this morning, Tory wrote in a statement. I join with all Toronto residents in standing up to such an act of hatred.

Wynne took to Twitter to air her grievances.

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Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the condemnation, speaking about it on Twitter and during a news briefing.

My heart goes out to the young girl who was attacked, seemingly for her religion. I cant imagine how afraid she must have been. I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is and that is not who Canadians are, the Liberal prime minister told reporters.

Immediately following the claims on Friday, the Toronto Police Department promised a thorough investigation, even adding that they had leads on who the suspect was.However, there was a major problem after a weekend of research.

Law enforcement concluded that the claims were a complete hoax.

According to Toronto police, nothing had happened when Noman walked with her brother and friends to Pauline Johnson Junior Public School on Friday morning.

The findings were odd given that so much attention was paid to this incident and many Canadian politicians had taken the opportunity to condemn what amounted to a fake story. What was even stranger the same politicians who were quick to condemn an alleged hate crime refused to acknowledge the fault in concocting a false police report.

In response to law enforcements conclusion, Canadian leaders repeated a similar andambiguous line they were simply glad a hate crime against a Muslim student didnt actually happen.

Id like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their work in this matter, and I join all Ontarians in being thankful and relieved that this assault did not take place, Wynne stated, according to The Toronto Star.

Tory said essentially the same thing on Twitter.

When questioned, Trudeau refused to condemn Nomans family for lying to police and wasting taxpayer funds on an investigation. He instead pointed to past attacks against Muslims.

Unfortunately, weve seen a pattern of increased hate crimes against religious minorities, particularly against young women of racialized backgrounds. This is something we need to take very, very, very seriously and the pattern and the trend lines that were seeing is something, as you pointed out, is one of those warning signs around increased intolerance, Trudeau said.

He made no acknowledgement whatsoever about the perils of filing a false police report.

The police findings in Toronto were the latest in a string of alleged attacks against Muslims in Canada and the U.S. that were subsequently found to be fabricated. This was also not the first time lawmakers have tried to shy away from simply condemning the filing of a false police report a crime in both Canada and the U.S.

The incident bears some resemblance to the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed or clock boy as he is widely known several years ago in Texas for bringing to school what looked very much like a bomb. The boy claimed it was simply a clock he constructed and wanted to show off. The public showered sympathy for Ahmed at the time.

However, it was later discovered the incident was orchestrated by the boys father, as he had his daughter do the same exact thing with a similar outcome. Ahmeds father tried, and failed, to sue the school for thousands of dollars.

During the initial fallout, then-President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise Ahmed for his work and invite him to the White House, but the Democrat president had no immediate comment when later discoveries proved Ahmeds intentions to be dubious.

Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and the author of numerous books on Islamic extremism, spoke to The Western Journal about why Canadas government is so reluctant to criticize the filing of a false police report by those in the Muslim community.

Canadas Parliament recently passed the anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, and is moving to stigmatize and silence criticism of Islam, in response to the false claim that Muslims are the victims of wholesale persecution, discrimination and harassment in Canada, Spencer explained, pointing to bona fide legislation that has the intention of branding any criticism of Islam as Islamophobic.

Spencer and his organization have closely watched the incident in Toronto unfold, and he argues politics is at play.

This fake hate crime fit their narrative, which is why Trudeau and others rushed to issue statements when the news first broke. But the fact that it is a hoax doesnt fit their narrative of Muslims as victims. They dont want to condemn it or call any attention to it at all; they just want it to drop out of the news cycle, he said.

And soon they will be pushing another narrative, likely false as well, of Muslim victimhood.

The silence is not isolated to just Canadas political sphere, but also reflects on the citys law enforcement. Nomans family, as it stands now, will not face any repercussions for falsely claiming a hate crime.

I can tell you that we investigated this very thoroughly and our view is that the investigation is concluded and I wouldnt expect anything more to come from us, Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Tuesday in a conversation with The Western Journal.

The initial answer drew push-back, with The Journal pointing out that the Toronto Police Departments website clearly states that filing a false report is a criminal offense. The Journal asked why no such action is being taken.

I can tell you that over the years, a small number of cases where people claimed that events have taken place, which a subsequent investigation determined did not take place, and I dont believe we charged anyone in those cases either, Pugash explained.

There is discretion. All police officers have discretion and they exercise that discretion all the time and we took all the factors into consideration and decided this was the way forward.

Pugash, the director of corporate communications for the police department, said that despite the waste of taxpayer dollars on the investigation, no action against the family is likely to be taken, although their actions did constitute criminal mischief under the departments code.

When asked if the departments decision not to pursue charges against Nomans family was due to political correctioness of any kind, Pugash answered with a definitive no.

Absolutely not. That is an easy allegation to make. There was no hint of any of that in the decision we made, he said.

Jason Hopkinsis The Western Journals Washington, D.C., correspondent.

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Dem Rep Al Green: ‘Good Likelihood’ Dems Will Impeach Trump If We Retake the House

Tuesday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said there was a “good likelihood” if Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, they will proceed with articles of impeachment. “There’s a good likelihood that there will be articles of impeachment,” Green said in response to a question about the possibility. (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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GOP Takes Six-Point Lead in Midterm Generic Tracking Poll

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Betty Friedan Was a Communist – LewRockwell

For about a week the conservative establishment lamented the fact that AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers was treated rudely by students while speaking at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The New York Post (March 7, 2018) complained about campus fascism on the march and then proceeded to explain Sommerss unique contribution to our political culture: She argues that much of modern feminism betrays the movements founding ideals. Unfortunately the lefty kids at Lewis &Clark did not appreciate her message and her achievement in keeping alive a better feminism than the one that has now replaced it. It so happens that I spoke last October at a more prestigious institution of learning than Lewis & Clark Law School, namely Hamilton College in Upstate New York, where I was a guest of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. I too suffered the slings and arrows of campus activists, and later my host was left to bear the brunt of the leftist blowback. Not surprisingly, my plight did not receive the same media treatment as Sommerss adventure. All the same, George Leef of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal graciously posted material about my experience at Hamilton and even managed to insert comments about it in National Review Online. But it was hard for me to recognize myself in the latter comments, since by then I had sunk into insignificance. Although one cant blame George for presenting me as an innocuous nebbish, someone who is neither famous nor provocative, I may in fact be the most relentless critic of the conservative establishment on the Right. I have repeatedly scolded that establishment for being a media-promoted enterprise that bears little resemblance to its worthier post-World War Two predecessor. The movement in question has gone from trying to stand athwart history to becoming a slavish defender of the positions that the Left abandoned just before embracing their present ones. But the conservative establishment has tenaciously held on to some positions. These are, for example, military belligerence promoted as American exceptionalism, inflicting the current version of our democracy on the entire globe, and providing corporate tax breaks to benefit the movements donor class. Since the 1970s Martin Luther King has gone in movement hagiography from being a philandering communist dupe to a profoundly conservative Christian theologian (he was neither); homosexual marriage has gone from being an obscenity to a family value; and even Orthodox Jews, who are leading media conservatives, celebrate the transgendered Caitlyn Jenner. It seems this newly discovered moral pioneer celebrates Israel for supporting the LGBT cause. Robert E. Lee during the same time has descended from being a great American hero, especially for the American Right, to someone whom Rich Lowry at National Review considers so morally dubious that he deserves to have all statues with his likeness pulled down. Senator Joe McCarthy, the golden boy of the conservative movement of the 1950s and 1960s, has gone from being a conservative hero to a conservative villain, while National Review has published glowing tributes to the Communist mass murderer Leon Trotsky. The historical and moral revisionism that I have only superficially touched on has taken another form, of which Christina Hoff Sommers is a prime representative. Like other idols of establishment conservatism, Sommers affirms an ism that until about forty years ago was associated with the Left. But now feminism, properly understood, is supposed to belong on the Right. True feminism for Sommers is synonymous with the ideas and legacy of Betty Friedan, whom Sommers considers an admirable social critic, reacting against the intolerable sexist conditions of the 1950s. Writing in the neoconservative New York Sun in 2008, she vigorously defends Friedans concerns: Her essential point is down-to-earth and true. Postwar America has taken the ideal of femininity to absurd excesses. Women in the fifties were encouraged to be childlike, dependent passive. Sommers shields Friedan against the charge of being something other than what she wants her to be, namely, a very outspoken, spunky Jewish lady who was properly offended by sexism. But David Horowitz (among others) has shown convincingly, that Friedan and her parents had close links to the American Communist Party; and so the attempt to depict this lady as someone above politics reeks of blatant dishonesty. Friedan came from a radically leftist family, and as an adult she made the normal leftist transition from Marxist-Leninism to the present war against inherited social institutions and distinctions. There is no reason to imagine that her revolt against post-World War Two sexism stood antipodes apart from what the radical social Left now teaches. In an incisive work on the evolution of feminism, Domestic Tranquility, F. Carolyn Graglia, tells us what should be obvious to those without vested professional interests. The work of Friedan and others who downgraded the traditional role of women as homemakers led inescapably to the more radical phase of the feminist movement that emerged about a decade later. The war against the real or imagined domestic life of the 1950s, begun by Friedan and her generation, fueled a crusade against gender distinctions that continues down to the present. What Sommers has condemned as the war against boys goes back to what was allegedly an early, nice form of feminism. But integral to feminism, as Friedan herself taught, was busting the masculine mystique. In Western countries today, and not least of all in the US, we are witnessing a continuing social and political transformation from the Left. For better or worse, it may be impossible to halt this process; and there is no possibility of restoring the American society that existed before the roller-coaster ride got underway. But lets stop lying about the remembered past and punishing old-timers on the Right who know that deliberate misrepresentations are occurring! One would have to be hopelessly naive to believe that our social problems started when feminists started reading Gloria Steinem instead of Betty Friedan. And pace Sommers, no one stole feminism. It simply evolved. The Best of Paul Gottfried

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In a strange turn of events, the alleged hate crime that reverberated across Canadian and American media over the weekend turned out to be a complete fabrication. But what may be an even stranger outcome was the response taken by those at almost all levels of the Canadian government. On Friday, 11-year-oldKhawlah Noman claimed to police and local news outlets that she was the target of a hate crime, evidently for her Muslim faith.According to Noman a Toronto native she was attacked not once, but twice by an anonymous man wielding a pair of scissors as she walked to school. Testimony from the young girl detailed how the man approached her from behind. The assailant, who she described as a 20- to 30-year-old Asian man, allegedly came up to her, but ran away after she screamed. However, she said he returned minutes later and successfully destroyed her hijab, a religious garb Muslim women wear to cover their hair. DAILY Breaking news updates and daily headlines from a news source you can trust. Thanks For Subscribing! Noman and her family spoke to the media and police about the alleged incident, with the 11-year-old girl telling reporters she felt scared and terrified. What youre doing is really wrong, she said, according to BBC News. You should not act like this, and especially, Im a kid. Nomans story quickly garnered international attention and many in Canadas government, apparently hoping to publicize their opposition to Islamophobia, swiftly condemned the heinous act. Both Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne immediately spoke out regarding the incident. I am shocked and appalled to learn that a student wearing a hijab was assaulted on the way to school this morning, Tory wrote in a statement. I join with all Toronto residents in standing up to such an act of hatred. Wynne took to Twitter to air her grievances. https://twitter.com/Kathleen_Wynne/status/951850152167378946 RELATED: These Truths About Shariah Law Left Even Liberals Shuddering Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the condemnation, speaking about it on Twitter and during a news briefing. My heart goes out to the young girl who was attacked, seemingly for her religion. I cant imagine how afraid she must have been. I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is and that is not who Canadians are, the Liberal prime minister told reporters. https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/951921098341445634 Immediately following the claims on Friday, the Toronto Police Department promised a thorough investigation, even adding that they had leads on who the suspect was.However, there was a major problem after a weekend of research. Law enforcement concluded that the claims were a complete hoax. According to Toronto police, nothing had happened when Noman walked with her brother and friends to Pauline Johnson Junior Public School on Friday morning. The findings were odd given that so much attention was paid to this incident and many Canadian politicians had taken the opportunity to condemn what amounted to a fake story. What was even stranger the same politicians who were quick to condemn an alleged hate crime refused to acknowledge the fault in concocting a false police report. In response to law enforcements conclusion, Canadian leaders repeated a similar andambiguous line they were simply glad a hate crime against a Muslim student didnt actually happen. Id like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their work in this matter, and I join all Ontarians in being thankful and relieved that this assault did not take place, Wynne stated, according to The Toronto Star. Tory said essentially the same thing on Twitter. https://twitter.com/JohnTory/status/952967404631535617 When questioned, Trudeau refused to condemn Nomans family for lying to police and wasting taxpayer funds on an investigation. He instead pointed to past attacks against Muslims. Unfortunately, weve seen a pattern of increased hate crimes against religious minorities, particularly against young women of racialized backgrounds. This is something we need to take very, very, very seriously and the pattern and the trend lines that were seeing is something, as you pointed out, is one of those warning signs around increased intolerance, Trudeau said. He made no acknowledgement whatsoever about the perils of filing a false police report. The police findings in Toronto were the latest in a string of alleged attacks against Muslims in Canada and the U.S. that were subsequently found to be fabricated. This was also not the first time lawmakers have tried to shy away from simply condemning the filing of a false police report a crime in both Canada and the U.S. The incident bears some resemblance to the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed or clock boy as he is widely known several years ago in Texas for bringing to school what looked very much like a bomb. The boy claimed it was simply a clock he constructed and wanted to show off. The public showered sympathy for Ahmed at the time. However, it was later discovered the incident was orchestrated by the boys father, as he had his daughter do the same exact thing with a similar outcome. Ahmeds father tried, and failed, to sue the school for thousands of dollars. During the initial fallout, then-President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise Ahmed for his work and invite him to the White House, but the Democrat president had no immediate comment when later discoveries proved Ahmeds intentions to be dubious. Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and the author of numerous books on Islamic extremism, spoke to The Western Journal about why Canadas government is so reluctant to criticize the filing of a false police report by those in the Muslim community. Canadas Parliament recently passed the anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, and is moving to stigmatize and silence criticism of Islam, in response to the false claim that Muslims are the victims of wholesale persecution, discrimination and harassment in Canada, Spencer explained, pointing to bona fide legislation that has the intention of branding any criticism of Islam as Islamophobic. Spencer and his organization have closely watched the incident in Toronto unfold, and he argues politics is at play. This fake hate crime fit their narrative, which is why Trudeau and others rushed to issue statements when the news first broke. But the fact that it is a hoax doesnt fit their narrative of Muslims as victims. They dont want to condemn it or call any attention to it at all; they just want it to drop out of the news cycle, he said. And soon they will be pushing another narrative, likely false as well, of Muslim victimhood. The silence is not isolated to just Canadas political sphere, but also reflects on the citys law enforcement. Nomans family, as it stands now, will not face any repercussions for falsely claiming a hate crime. I can tell you that we investigated this very thoroughly and our view is that the investigation is concluded and I wouldnt expect anything more to come from us, Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Tuesday in a conversation with The Western Journal. The initial answer drew push-back, with The Journal pointing out that the Toronto Police Departments website clearly states that filing a false report is a criminal offense. The Journal asked why no such action is being taken. I can tell you that over the years, a small number of cases where people claimed that events have taken place, which a subsequent investigation determined did not take place, and I dont believe we charged anyone in those cases either, Pugash explained. There is discretion. All police officers have discretion and they exercise that discretion all the time and we took all the factors into consideration and decided this was the way forward. Pugash, the director of corporate communications for the police department, said that despite the waste of taxpayer dollars on the investigation, no action against the family is likely to be taken, although their actions did constitute criminal mischief under the departments code. When asked if the departments decision not to pursue charges against Nomans family was due to political correctioness of any kind, Pugash answered with a definitive no. Absolutely not. That is an easy allegation to make. There was no hint of any of that in the decision we made, he said. Jason Hopkinsis The Western Journals Washington, D.C., correspondent. What do you think? Scroll down to comment below.

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