The state of politics in the United States has made it feel as if we’re on the cusp of a 2020 election that remains more than a year away. Regardless of anyone’s ordinary views on the conservative-liberal spectrum, Donald Trump has enabled inhumane policies, empowered monstrous figures, and displayed an increasingly unstable mental state. As prominent Republican strategist (and “Never-Trumper”) wrote recently, “Trump is coming even … Continue reading A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire
BY SAM HOOPER Here in the USA Rod Dreher has an angry, searching piece in response to the news that the Catholic Bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, has apparently been joyfully intimidating American Customs & Border Protection Agency guards into allowing already-rejected or returned migrants from Central America back from Mexico into the United States, in open violation of the law. Dreher: I admire religious leaders … Continue reading Christianity & Open Borders
BY SAM HOOPER A tale of two product launches, set against the most fawningly corporate Pride Month in American history. Imagine that you are Jerry Falwell, Jr. or some other notable socially conservative reactionary type, and you see the above image in which the makers of Oreo cookies announce that they are celebrating Pride Month by producing commemorative packs encouraging customers to “share [their] pronouns … Continue reading The Rotten Age of Kaepernick
BY PAUL NEWALL Every dog has its day and Donald Trump is about to have his. The Mueller Investigation has found him to be innocent of any crime, which is quite amazing when you think of a two-year investigation and the extensive resources that the American justice system brought to bear, pressured by Democrats who detest Trump. Trump is in effect squeaky clean but the … Continue reading May & Steele?
BY TOM GALLAGHER Spaniards head for the polls on 28 April after an election when, for the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1977, a strong Christian perspective is being offered by one of the main contenders. Vox is a national conservative party which argues that Spain must re-embrace common sense after decades when winning the approval of a range of radical minorities, … Continue reading Ordinary Spaniards Fuel Conservative Revival
BY LIAM DEACON A friend of mine who also works at a national redtop sent me a link the other day, to a copy of the Christchurch terrorist’s live-streamed video of his attack. We now know those sharing it could be arrested for disseminating terrorist material, so it’s probably lucky I declined to open it. I didn’t, however, because I remember Twitter in the “wild west” days, when … Continue reading Censorship after Christchurch
BY ANDREW MOODY English celebrities aren’t a patch on our American cousins. The teeth! The collagen injections! The breast enhancements! The penile implants! Us Brits prefer curling up with our smartphones tweeting sarcastic comments about Brexit (Pro or Remain, your choice) whilst farting into our favourite sofa cushion. Those that want to actually crack the media industry need to be six foot classically trained beauties … Continue reading Dear Trump
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I am getting fed up to the back teeth with the comments of hard-line British leftists about Venezuela, now the country is back in the news as the socialist tyrant Maduro’s days dwindle: What is going on in #Venezuela, why sanctions on the country are responsible for its economic demise and how the left must respond with the call to end such … Continue reading Free Flights to Caracas for Corbynites
BY PAUL NEWALL Vladimir Putin inserted himself into the Brexit discourse this week and the result was interesting : “The referendum happened” he said. “What can she do? She should fulfil the will of her nation, as expressed at the referendum. Or it isn’t a referendum.” Is wily Vlad being mischievous or does he have a higher purpose? Nigel Farage took a great deal of … Continue reading The Brexit Putin Remoaner Conspiracy
BY PAUL NEWALL We should watch on with some interest the events in Paris and Brussels where the mainstream media is informing us that a movement known as the Gilets jaunes are protesting a hike in fuel taxes as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s green taxation programme resultant from the Paris Climate Accord. (Macron has just folded to their demands.) Looking beneath the surface there are … Continue reading Yellow Macron Folds
BY SAM HOOPER Some women fail to vote for progressive candidates because they happen to be conservatives. Accusing them of acting against their own self-interest — or at the behest of the “white supremacist patriarchy” — is offensive, condescending and presupposes that women should vote based on a more limited palette of issues than men. The US midterms brought some results which were fairly encouraging … Continue reading Anti Feminist Feminists?
BY ANASTASIA CHOO Venezuela’s downward economic spiral has led to widespread food shortages, hyperinflation and a mass exodus of migrants into Latin America. Although the situation is anatomically different from Syria, analysts claim the exodus from Venezuela rivals the number of Syrians in Germany. The intensifying economic and political crisis has now pushed hundreds of thousands to flee the country in search of food, security, … Continue reading Escaping Socialist Venezuela