On June 14, 2017, a crazed left-wing gunman attacked Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice in a park in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and reportedly volunteered for his presidential campaign in 2016. He reportedly asked whether the players were Republicans or Democrats before opening fire. And he was also an avid consumer of left-wing media, as well as a fan of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.The Alexandria shooting was a clear case of politically-motivated domestic terrorism. The shooter clearly drew his inspiration from left-wing politicians and left-wing media. But we did not see the media doing to Democrats what they have been doing to President Donald Trump: they never looked for ways to blame Sanders or Maddow or any other prominent personalities, through the use of shared rhetoric or “dog whistle” code words or general incivility. Still, given the connection between the shooter’s motivations, and … [Read more...] about Pollak: Has the Left Toned Down Its Rhetoric Since Alexandria?
Sport by Press Association August 18 2019, 11.29am Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 Dani Ceballos put in a man of the match performance on his full Arsenal debut as the Gunners beat Burnley and he is keen to use his year in the Premier League to showcase his ability. Established favourites Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of Ashley Barnes’ equaliser to seal a 2-1 win, but it was summer arrival Ceballos who stole the show. The Spain international midfielder moved to the Emirates Stadium on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid having been on the fringes of their first team last year. He looks set to become an integral part of Unai Emery’s set-up at Arsenal this term and the 23-year-old is eager to make the most of his chance. “I really want this year to truly demonstrate the football that I have inside,” he told the club’s official website. … [Read more...] about Ceballos keen to showcase talents during Arsenal stay
President Donald Trump criticized Democrats on Thursday for describing him and his supporters as “Nazis.” “They view everybody as fascist and Nazis,” Trump said. “They use that term Nazi. This was a term, you could not even use it, now they use it on, like, a regular basis.”Trump pointed out that Democrats (like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) accused the border agents of running “concentration camps” despite their “heroic” efforts to secure the border. “They do an incredible job,” he said, referring border agents. The president spoke about Democrats during his political rally in New Hampshire, where thousands of supporters cheered his political message. He criticized Democrats for refusing to fix the immigration and asylum loopholes to keep out illegal immigrants. “They look down upon the hard-working citizens who truly make our country run,” he said. Trump described his supporters as the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Calling Supporters ‘Nazis’
New York freshman Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy on Twitter Tuesday, over workers rights and organized labor. The trouble started after Portnoy began tweeting about the recent efforts of employees at The Ringer — a sports site in competition with Barstool — to unionize.That tweet drew a response by Rafi Letzter, a journalist and union member. Portnoy made it clear that none of his employee’s should follow Letzter’s advice. Sensing that the moment was ripe for her to interject herself into a debate that did not involve her, Ocasio-Cortez launched a broadside at Portnoy. Portnoy responded by immediately challenging Ocasio-Cortez to debate. The New York Democrat did not specifically address Portnoy’s challenge, instead, she tweeted around it by reasserting the power of workers in relation to their employers. Barstool did not stay quiet, however. The site posted a story about the social media … [Read more...] about AOC Blasts Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy over Anti-Union Tweet
The FBI will be investigating disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s death after officials found him dead in his Manhattan jail cell due to a suspected suicide, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced Saturday that the FBI would take the reins in the investigation into Epstein’s apparent suicide.Authorities say Epstein was found unresponsive around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) before officials transported him to a local hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead at the hospital. Several lawmakers, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-NY), have already called for an investigation into Epstein’s death after prison officials reportedly placed him on suicide watch in late July following an apparent suicide attempt. Epstein had been accused in July of multiple sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of girls over the years. He … [Read more...] about FBI Investigating Epstein’s Death in Manhattan Jail Cell