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Pollaganda: Why Americans 
Don't Think They Got a Tax Cut
Nate Jackson  
Democrats are courting disaster
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The Intellectual Dishonesty of the 
Campaign Against the Electoral College
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{} ~ A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020... their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic. CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution. Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College. Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the Electoral College is that the institution was created simply to benefit slavery. Left-wing pundits, politicians, and even a few scholars have made this a popular argument. However, it isn’t true and is clearly a smear, a desperate ploy by sophists who want to tarnish the institution because they think it stands in the way of progressive electoral dominance...  
U.S. Blocks BDS Co-Founder 
Barghouti from Entering the Country
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Watch the Beresheet Spacecraft
Land on the Moon
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{} ~ The country has Beresheet mania. Tens of thousands of Israelis had stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to watch the lunar lander’s launch... from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Feb. 21 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This time the hour will be more civilized, with Beresheet expected to touch down in the northeastern part of the Sea of Serenity, a flat area on the moon’s surface, sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. in Israel. A successful landing will make Israel the fourth country — after the Soviet Union, the U.S. and China — to land a spacecraft on the moon. Other touch-down events also sponsored by the Israel Space Agency are planned for Kiryat Shemona in the north, Mitzpeh Ramon in the south, Givatayim a suburb of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Lectures and public viewings are scheduled in at least 15 other locations throughout the country. Last week, SpaceIL broadcast directly from its control room in Yehud, Israel, as Beresheet successfully entered the moon’s orbit in its last major step before the moon landing, making Israel the seventh country to enter the moon’s orbit... Update the Beresheet landing failed.  
KEN STARR: scumbag/liar-Hillary 
WAS Behind Vince Foster’s Death
by  Ben Sellers } ~ Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr—the one-time nemesis of the scumbag/liar-Clinton family—has now revealed that scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton was behind the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster... But contrary to the many conspiracy theories that have survived a quarter of a century later, Starr—whose investigation determined no evidence of foul play—still maintains that scumbag/liar-Hillary didn’t pull the trigger. Instead, Starr acknowledged recently that the then-first lady berated and humiliated Foster, driving him to suicide, according to the Daily Mail. Foster’s 1993 shooting death in a public park on the outskirts of Washington D.C. unleashed a wave of controversy that marked the arrival of the scumbag/liar-Clintons on the national stage, less than six months into scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton’s first presidential term.As some questioned the forensic reports about where and how he was shot, Foster became one of the earliest entries on an ever-expanding list of scumbag/liar-Clinton associates who met their demise under suspicious circumstances. There was speculation that Foster—a friend and colleague of then-First Lady scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton from the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas—might have to testify against her as investigators probed the Whitewater real-estate scandal. Starr’s was the last of several investigations, all of which ruled suicide, determining there was insufficient evidence to call it a murder. On his team was a young future Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh...
Pollaganda: Why Americans Don't Think They
Got a Tax Cut
Nate Jackson:  Just yesterday, we rebutted the continuing Leftmedia narrative about tax refunds. Yes, refunds may be a bit smaller so far in 2019, but that’s because the vast majority of taxpayers paid lower taxes throughout 2018.

But some propaganda is really tough to combat. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that just 17% of Americans think their taxes will go down as a result of the 2017 Republican tax cut. Some 28% don’t know, while 27% say their taxes will stay the same, and a mind-numbing 28% think their taxes will go up.

NBC News says nothing at all to correct the record for an obviously misinformed public. At least The Wall Street Journal does tell readers “the reality”: “For 2019, 48% of households are getting a tax cut greater than $500. … Just 5.5% of households face tax increases greater than $100” [emphasis added].

The Daily Signal adds, “As a result of tax reform, 9 out of 10 taxpayers got a tax cut.” In fact, “The average American household paid about $1,400 less in taxes as a result in 2018,” and even better, “Over the next 10 years, thanks to a larger economy, the typical American will benefit from over $26,000 more in take-home pay, or $44,697 for a family of four.”

And yet most Americans don’t think they got a tax cut. Why? Democrat propaganda churned by the Leftmedia. This latest entry is pollaganda, reflecting that Americans can accurately repeat what they were told for the last year.

Leftist Vox editor Matt Yglesias claimed a big win: “Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut.” That’s what we call dezinformatsiya in a nutshell. ~The Patriot Post

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