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The Tyranny of the Elites 
by Laura Hollis 
commie-Sanders, dinky-Warren And 
Others Move To End Right-To-Work Nationally
{ } ~ Well, this is certainly interesting. A group of Democrats, led by commie-Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth dinky-Warren and scum-Cory Booker have filed legislation designed... to essentially gut the ability of individual states to pass right-to-work laws and hand back iron-fisted control of the workplace environment to labor unions. The fact that Democrats oppose right-to-work laws is nothing new, nor is the reality that labor unions fund a large part of their election efforts. But do you notice anything that those names I listed have in common? Every one of them has been repeatedly mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate. The Free Beacon has the details. Senator commie-Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) filed legislation Wednesday that would significantly strengthen the power of organized labor.  commie-Sanders, along with senators scum-Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Elizabeth dinky-Warren (D., Mass.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), among others, introduced the Workplace Democracy Act, which would make it easier for workers to unionize and enter into contractual negotiations with employers…
Wall Street Journal Suggests
FBI Had a Mole on the Trump Campaign 
by Jim E 
{ } ~ If this is true, it completely changes everything. Forget the Robert Mueller-led Russian probe... We need a special investigator for the FBI itself. Kimberly Strassel just sent shockwaves through the nation’s capital with an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Strassel outlines the struggle the House Intelligence Committee, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, has had obtaining secret documents held by the FBI and the Department of Justice. The stonewalling has been so bad, in fact, that Nunes has threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress. Yesterday, the DOJ finally handed over documents related to a top secret source that was used by the FBI in investigating the Trump campaign. Up until this point, few people have heard of this source. But it looks like congressional Republicans have been hot on the source’s trail, trying to find out who exactly has been feeding the DOJ with so much information about the Trump campaign. That should be setting alarms off in your head. If the FBI put a mole on the Trump campaign, it will totally discredit the Mueller investigation. How can the FBI be trusted if it clandestinely spies on domestic political campaigns? There’s also the slight issue that if there has indeed been a mole feeding the DOJ with information, that means the FBI lied about why it began investigating the Trump campaign, to begin with...
Trump now needs to bring Iran’s economy to its knees
by Richard Goldberg 
{ } ~ President Trump’s declaration Tuesday that he would exit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was more than just a fulfillment of a campaign promise... it was a much-needed shift in US foreign policy. The message to the world: The era of appeasement is over. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was among the worst deals negotiated in modern times. In exchange for the suspension of America’s toughest economic sanctions, Iran needed only freeze its nuclear program for a limited amount of time — keeping its nuclear capabilities on standby while perfecting its missile arsenal, increasing support to terrorism and expanding its military footprint throughout the Middle East. By withdrawing from the agreement, Trump unshackled America’s most powerful economic weapons and restored US leverage to push back on the entire range of Iran’s malign activities. Trump must now implement a new strategy that forces Iran to withdraw from Syria and Yemen, verifiably and irreversibly dismantle its nuclear and missile programs, end its sponsorship of terrorism and improve its human-rights record...
Pro-Trump Signs Appear in Jerusalem
As U.S. Embassy Prepares to Open 
by Rusty 
{ } ~ “Trump – Make Israel Great.” Those are the words adorning banners hung up throughout the city of Jerusalem... as the official transfer of the U.S. embassy to that city is set to take place on Monday. The banners have been placed by the Friends of Zion Museum in the midst of pro-American sentiments rising in Israel. Other banners also say “Trump is a friend of Zion.” The President has reversed a decades-long trend of American leaders who vowed to move the embassy but ultimately did not...
FBI reveals previously unseen documents on 
Lynch/liar-Clinton tarmac meeting after third FOIA request 
{ } ~ The FBI is going to have some trouble earning back the public’s trust after grossly ignoring Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements... related to the liar-Hillary Clinton email scandal. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) just announced that on the FBI’s third attempt to search for any remaining documents or details related to the now-infamous private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President liar-Bill Clinton at an airport tarmac in Phoenix, AZ in 2016, the bureau has uncovered “approximately 16 additional pages and two text messages” tied to the meeting. This sudden discovery follows months of obstruction from the federal agency that included claims that no such evidence even existed. Now, the new evidence reportedly must be “turn[ed] over to the ACLJ by the end of the month.”... 
The Tyranny of the Elites 

by Laura Hollis
{ } ~ A relative recently sent me a copy of an essay written by William Deresiewicz, "The Disadvantages of an Elite Education." It was published in The American Scholar in 2008. What an eye-opener.

Deresiewicz opens his essay with the honest admission that he only realized the insularity of his upbringing one day when a plumber came to his house. Confronted with a member of the middle class, "I didn't have the slightest idea what to say to someone like him," Deresiewicz writes.

Deresiewicz blames his education. "My education taught me to believe that people who didn't go to an Ivy League or equivalent school weren't worth talking to, regardless of their class." He continues, explaining that at elite institutions, rules like "due dates and attendance requirements" are routinely disregarded. Students there "get an endless string of second chances." He contrasts this with other (lesser) schools, where rules are enforced, and their graduates are "being conditioned for ... lives of subordination, supervision and control."

And who will be doing the supervising and controlling? The elites, of course.

Deresiewicz' prescient essay is even more relevant today, a decade after he published it. The plumber he can't even figure out how to speak to is a good stand-in for the Trump voter. Deresiewicz describes then-President George W. Bush as "the apotheosis of mediocrity." One can only imagine what he would say about Donald Trump — or the 63 million people who voted for him.

The attitude he describes lays the foundation for what I am calling "The Tyranny of the Elites." It explains why the Department of Justice and the FBI overlooked liar-Hillary Clinton's clear violations of federal statutes destroying evidence, exposing classified information, lying about it and why liar-Clinton was given the investigative white glove treatment: The decision not to prosecute her was made before the investigation was even concluded, internal memos were rewritten so that her "gross negligence" — which would have been a violation of federal law — became "extreme carelessness"; liar-Clinton's questioning was neither recorded nor done under oath; her staff member Cheryl Mills was permitted to claim attorney-client privilege.

It also explains why Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of Democratic donors have spent a year and a half ignoring the misconduct in the Democratic Party and the liar-Clinton campaign, searching instead for evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Lacking that, Mueller's team has been frantically trying to find a violation of law — any law — by Donald Trump & Co., has indicted members of Trump's campaign staff for conduct unrelated to the 2016 presidential campaign, and has ransacked one of Trump's attorney's offices, claiming that the "crime-fraud" exception to attorney-client privilege gives them license to do so.

And it explains why holdovers from the liar-nObama administration and Democrats generally were hollering that General Michael Flynn and others in the Trump transition team had violated the Logan Act described by author Byron York as a "218-year-old law under which no one has ever been prosecuted, that prohibits private citizens from acting on behalf of the United States in disputes with foreign governments". Yet when former Secretary of State hanoi-John Kerry flies off to Tehran to secretly negotiate with the Iranian government ... crickets.

Did we mention that hanoi-John Kerry and Robert Mueller went to the same elite prep school?

The condescension and sense of entitlement that Deresiewicz describes has been recounted elsewhere. The 2010 film "The Social Network" was about the ugly disputes between Mark Zuckerberg and the other Facebook founders. But the film depicts Harvard in an equally unfavorable light as a playground for indulged brats who spend their free time snorting cocaine and sleeping around.

In 2012, Rolling Stone published "Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy," an interview with former Dartmouth student Andrew Lohse, who went public about his fraternity's horrific hazing. As Lohse tells it, "I was a member of a fraternity that asked pledges ... to swim in a kiddie pool of vomit, urine, fecal matter, semen and rotten food products; to eat omelets made of vomit (and) chug cups of vinegar." Much of the article describes the tolerance of this culture as part of Dartmouth's role as a "conduit to the top." Like the other Ivies, Dartmouth tells its students, "You're going to run the world really soon." And they believe it.

Deresiewicz warns that the "next generation of leaders" our elite educational system is producing consists of kids who "don't have a minute to breathe, let alone think," and who "will have many achievements but little experience, great success but no vision."

Yes, that's troubling. But worse, this system is creating a class of condescending snobs who not only loathe those not like them; they believe that their "specialness" entitles them to play by a different set of rules.

Those who doubt the seriousness of that attitude need only look to the 2016 presidential election. Our betters in media, academia, the entertainment industry and the ruling political class assumed that their desired outcome was a fait accompli. Their collective temper tantrum when the American electorate decided to think for themselves — and their leviathan efforts to undo the election results — are examples of what happens when the disaffected elites don't get their way. 

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 After Years Of Stagnation Under Obama 
Household Income Hits 50-Year High

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

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Bad News For Dems: Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump … And He's Getting Credit For It!!! 

Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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