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Assault on America, Day 222: Two years since Charlottesville and Dems haven’t learned a thing

It’d be great to say America’s learned a lesson in the two years since the deadly riot in central Virginia, but glancing around it certainly doesn’t look that way. Liberals are still attempting to pin blame for tragedies on the political leadership in the White House. And it ain’t working.

The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times. The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page. The quaint motto is still there, but these days the Times doesn’t cover the news as much as promote an agenda. As it says repeatedly, the paper has a “mission.” The mission is obvious: The Times aims to elect left-wing Democrats to virtually every office in the land and transform America culturally, educationally and politically.

Has anyone actually read the El Paso manifesto?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Since the manifesto has become such an important part of the moment's political debate, it is worth looking at the whole thing. And the impression one gets after reading the manifesto is quite different than some press accounts. Trump appears only once and it's clear Crusius borrowed his "fake news" characterization of the news media from the president. But that is not what Trump's critics have charged. They have charged that Trump inspired Crusius to kill. They have charged it so often in the last few days that it has hardened into a general perception that Crusius was inspired by the president. But read the manifesto. It's just not there.

No, White Supremacy Is Not A Crisis

David Marcus, The Federalist

Yes, white supremacy is a problem, it’s a scourge, it is a disgraceful stain on the country. But it isn’t a crisis. Mass shootings might be, but even they are fairly rare. Most Americans don’t walk around in fear of them. And they come in all kinds of demented flavors. The United States is not a white supremacist country, it does not have a white supremacist president, and the vast majority of her citizens are not white supremacists. Ours is not a nation that bends to the arc of history, ours is a nation that bends the arc of history. We are not shuffling towards white supremacy; quite the opposite.

Maybe Now Congress Will Rein In The Tech Lords

It's good and long overdue that the GOP leadership finally figured out that you don’t feed your enemies – but the advertising money they are withholding from Twitter is a rounding error to these giant tech companies. What is really needed is serious, sustained and vigorously executed litigation and enforcement of anti-trust laws and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Assault on America, Day 219: Kamala Harris shows true meaning of political ‘flash in the pan’

It takes a lot for a politician to achieve electoral viability and sustain it through a grueling campaign -- and then maintain it once in office. Democrats like Kamala Harris can only get so far on surface characteristics alone, something several candidates are yet to discover in this year’s presidential race.

Democrats hate Trump more than they hate racism

Editors, Washington Examiner

There are surely Democratic voters of good will in this country. But the loudest voices on today's Left and in today’s Democratic Party hate Trump far more than they hate racism, and they are showing it now. The moment Trump tried to do something inarguably constructive, they stopped caring about racism’s harmful effects on the body politic and acted primarily from concern that this will hamper their ability to call Trump a racist. They decided it’s a better use of their time and energy to frame half of their fellow citizens as Klansmen than it is to rally alongside them behind the common enemy of a violent racist ideology.

Can The Democrats Beat Trump With A Campaign Of Lies?

We agree with Rep. Gabbard that, in a field of noted prevaricators, Sen. Kamala Harris stands out as perhaps the biggest liar, but the fact of the matter is the Democratic Party’s entire campaign against President Trump is based on lies.

Assault on America, Day 218: ‘National White Male Lobotomy Day’ coming to your town

Democrats will do anything to win, and their suggestion of a special congressional look into “white nationalism” is as ridiculous as they come. In time someone will devise a reasonable way to stave off the next irrational attack. Until that time, maybe the politicians should just stay the heck away from DC.

America Is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump

Dennis Prager, PJ Media

The major news media need to understand these are important reasons that half of America considers them frauds. And we get no pleasure from this fact. The reason we don't recoil when the president labels the mainstream media "fake news" is that we know the charge is true. Has one major media news outlet yet apologized to the American people for preoccupying them for nearly two years with the lie of "Trump collusion" with Russia? Has one Democrat? Of course not. Because with regard to the Trump-Russia collusion issue, the news media were never driven by a pursuit of truth; they were driven by a pursuit of Trump.

Fixing Baltimore: A plan

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The president should make this a cause and Baltimore an example of what good-hearted people can do to solve a problem. Volunteers would get satisfaction from contributing to the improvement of peoples’ lives. Corporations that donate their services could deflect the “evil” label some politicians have attached to them. Critics would be hard-pressed to call President Trump a racist if he saves the lives of many underprivileged citizens in that city, which could then serve as a model for others, notably Los Angeles and San Francisco. Do this, Mr. President, and you will fulfill many verses in Scripture that command us to help the poor.

Assault on America, Day 217: Why today’s pols shouldn’t try to compete for every possible vote

While it’s a good thing to say you’ll compete for every vote, closer analysis indicates it just isn’t possible. In today’s political climate there’s no such thing as the lowest common denominator; it’s best to take a position and defend it to the last and not worry about the naysayers. Just ask President Trump.

Trump Single-Handedly Changes the Political Calculus

Conrad Black, American Greatness

These are not sober times and Trump has contributed something to their insobriety, though—one must remember—in reaction to immense provocations. Here is the great difference between the British and American political classes. The British political leadership was obtuse, arrogant, and bumbling, and tried to terrorize the country against Brexit. But they have operated within the law and parliamentary rules. The president’s opponents have committed crimes, including the confection and propagation of the falsehood that the president has committed crimes. The Democrats will pay the price of mortal political error.

Assault on America, Day 216: American culture of death, not firearms, to blame for mass murders

Something’s definitely wrong in America when individuals set off on mass murder rampages. The challenge lies with identifying a true cause and devising solutions that are both politically palatable and will actually address the problems. Blaming guns or the president is the easy way out. Can’t we talk about the culture of death instead?

Trump Says The Things You Can’t Say

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump calls out the elite and its inept members without fear and without apology. He speaks, if you’ll pardon the hackneyed expression, truth to power. It’s called “accountability,” and it’s exactly what America needs from its ruling caste. Which is why it is exactly what the establishment wishes to put out of bounds. How dare Trump, and by extension you, be so uppity as to demand that our exalted betters not fail at everything they do! See, this is our country, and we will hold corrupt and incompetent government employees accountable. We will call out the ungrateful and the anti-American. We will stand up for our rights.

Assault on America, Day 215: Dems dump on Obama while Trump’s re-election prospects rise

It wouldn’t be a stretch to deem President Trump the “winner” of last week’s Democrat debates. The lifelong celebrity and social media master knows precisely which buttons to push to get his enemies attacking him -- and each other, too. It’s only August and already the Democrats are in deep trouble.

Menacing Invective against Trump Creates a Dangerous Climate

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Donald Trump is a controversial president, no doubt. He replies to his critics with strong, often inflammatory invective. Yet the continued litany of threats to physically assault or kill a president is lowering the bar of assassination, and it will haunt the country long after Trump is gone. We are now well beyond even rhetorical violence. The current climate is becoming scary. Those who brag of wanting to violently attack the president should worry about where their boasts will finally lead if any of the thousands of James Hodgkinsons in America take such threats seriously and act on them.

John Ratcliffe: A Good Choice For Director Of National Intelligence

Many conservatives and #MAGA patriots will figure that if President Trump’s selection of Rep. John Ratcliffe doesn’t sit well with the likes of Obama CIA Director John Brennan, then Ratcliffe must be a great choice. But, what we like about Ratcliffe is his incisive and probing intellect and his inside knowledge of how Muslim terrorism is financed and operates right here in America.

Assault on America, Day 212: Democrats’ ‘dark psychic forces’ will throw the 2020 election

When Trump talks about “rat infested” Baltimore and making streets safer, he’s drawing a lot of voters’ attention. And his Jamestown tribute was highly presidential, too. Democrats won’t get nearly as far talking about “dark psychic forces” and other wacko ideas, but they’ll sure give it a try.

Dem Debate: America’s Urban Poor Out – Illegal Aliens In

Last night’s debate offered little hope to America’s most desperate citizens and showed that having booked the African American vote, inner city African Americans are now just dust in the Democrats' rearview mirror, they’ve now moved on to servicing illegal aliens in the hopes of obtaining a new cohort of desperate clients eager for socialism’s phantom rewards.