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American Elephants: My Summary of the Entire Kavanaugh Extravaganza

The Kavanaugh nomination continues to dominate the news. Democrat propaganda efforts have seen to that. I don’t know just who does their propaganda, but they have become quite good at it. If you recall, with the women’s march, the bellyaching by feminists that they don’t yet occupy all the really important positions in the country, […]

Today: 05:46   Click to comment

American Elephants: Trump Buries The Old-World Order

Victor Davis Hanson had a new column up yesterday at the Hoover Institution’s “Defining Ideas” in which he explains our history in statecraft and diplomacy, and what he calls the Old-World Order, since the end of the Second World War, He explains how we got here and where we are today, and what the Trump […]

Today: 04:33   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Attempt to Control Is Becoming Pervasive

An interesting search. I wanted to know the precise new title and agency for Dr. William Happer, appointed as a new science advisor in the Trump administration. He is a world-renowned physicist, Princeton University emeritus professor, and a splendid choice. Couldn’t find it at all. The first 6 pages on Bing and even on Duck […]

2018-09-19 23:53   Click to comment

American Elephants: All About Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People

Dr. Roy W. Spencer has a new Kindle book: Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People is meant as a concise and accessible summary of his skeptical views on global warming. After a year or more of thinking and writing, this new Kindle book is meant to fill that need. 32,000 words and 40 high-res illustrations, […]

2018-09-19 10:18   Click to comment

American Elephants: Once Again, A Last Minute Ambush!

Dianne Feinstein has been sitting on a claim from one Christine Blasey Ford PhD, a psychology instructor at Palo Alto University, which is a school of psychology and counseling in Palo Alto, that she was assaulted by Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party 36 years ago, but she can’t remember where the party […]

2018-09-19 08:54   Click to comment

American Elephants: Where Does Our Energy Come From?

Coal is the most-used electricity generation source in 18 states; natural gas in 16, hydro, nuclear, petroleum — Wind? Solar? From the U.S. Energy Information Administration and WattsUpWithThat Electricity generators that use fossil fuels continue to be the most common sources of electricity generation in most states. In all but 15 states, coal, natural gas, […]

2018-09-19 05:27   Click to comment

American Elephants: Governor Jerry Brown Had a Big Climate Event!

California Governor Jerry Brown has announced that California will launch it’s very “own damn climate satellite” into orbit to battle climate change. State officials will work with San Francisco-based company Planet Labs to develop a satellite to track climate-change causing pollutants. “With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we’re launching our own […]

2018-09-18 09:47   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Constitution is Under Attack

Bet you didn’t know that today is Constitution Day, the national observance holiday that most Americans never heard of. Investors Business Daily called my attention to the Date. They say “this year, 2018, it may well be our most important holiday. For the Constitution is threatened more now than at any time since seven southern […]

2018-09-18 03:49   Click to comment

American Elephants: Statement from the White House Press Secretary

Office of the Press Secretary September 17, 2018 At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials 91) pages […]

2018-09-18 02:20   Click to comment

American Elephants: Fake News, Real News, and “Opinion” But What IS Opinion?

The rise of opinion is one of the more striking success stories in the history of ideas. “Opinion” is the name for a belief or conclusion held with confidence but not necessarily substantiated by positive knowledge or proof. Opinions, then are distinguished by the strength with which they are held rather than by the authenticity […]

2018-09-16 10:01   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Creepy Line — The Movie

The Creepy Line is a documentary that reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and YouTube, and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle –hence powerful– manner in which they do it. The Creepy Line is a title taken from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when […]

2018-09-16 06:31   Click to comment

American Elephants: Michelle Malkin Has Some Concerns about Google Too.

Michelle Malkin has warned of Google’s surveillance of our children through their ostensibly educational suite of applications. This, too, was a response to the leaked videos of Google’s “all-hands meeting” after Donald Trump’s election. Google co-founder Sergey Brin suggested that President Donald Trump’s supporters voted for him out of “boredom,” which he further credited as […]

2018-09-16 05:35   Click to comment

American Elephants: Freedom Isn’t Free, We Have to Keep Working On It!

Thinking about Google and their algorithms. They are supposedly designed to search my traffic and searches on their website so they can sell the information about my interests to advertisers so the advertisers can target me with ads that I am most likely to respond to. Have I got that straight? If so, they’re doing […]

2018-09-16 03:49   Click to comment

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2018-09-14 10:59   Click to comment

American Elephants: We Know the Economy is Growing: Here’s the Proof

The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on U.S. Income was released on Wednesday, and it underscores how the Obama administration’s policies of redistribution retarded growth for years. From the Wall Street Journal: Real median household incomes ticked up 1.8% to $61,372 between 2016 and 2017 while the poverty rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 12.3 […]

2018-09-14 10:58   Click to comment

American Elephants: Google Is Simply a Democrat Party Apparatchik

A leaked video of the weekly all-hands meeting at Google just after the election in 2016 reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay among the company’s leadership, and a determination to fight the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the world. These weekly meetings are known as “TGIF” meetings (“Thank God It’s […]

2018-09-13 03:25   Click to comment

American Elephants: Three Failed Governors Getting Together To Make Matters Worse!

LifeZette’s headline: “Privately Funded Government Jobs Advance Left’s Climate Agenda.” The invaluable Chris Horner at CEI details how three governors (Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, and Jay Inslee) who have managed to make a mess of the states they have been running, are using activist donor money to bypass their legislatures. The CEI report details a […]

2018-09-13 01:05   Click to comment

American Elephants: We Need to Take the Idea of “Control” A Lot More Seriously

The news is, at best, as disturbing as could be imagined, but it takes a lot of reading to understand the developments. Let’s start with China. President Xi Jinping is not merely an authoritarian leader. He evidently believes that the Party must have absolute and complete control over society, and he must have absolute and […]

2018-09-12 22:45   Click to comment

American Elephants: Remember…

September 11 is not a day for “national service”. It is not a day to pick up litter, it is not a day to install compact fluorescent light bulbs, it is not a day to register illegal aliens to vote. September 11 is a day to remember with absolute clarity that which many on the […]

2018-09-11 15:17   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Feel Good Story of the Week

Obama never understood economics. He was sure that adding more government jobs helped the economy because more people were working. He added over 105 new federal regulations+ 46 billion in costs, and it took all those new government jobs to enforce and administer the regulations. So the feel good story of the week is simply […]

2018-09-11 10:21   Click to comment

American Elephants: Exposing Another Obama Administration Sneaky Deal !

These Prager University videos are so helpful in explaining some of the things we’re too lazy to look up, or find too confusing. Consider a donation to help them keep going. If you remember, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received death threats and threats to his family over dumping “net neutrality” which intensified after the FCC […]

2018-09-10 22:59   Click to comment

American Elephants: “Diversity” is a Fad, and an Unhealthy One at That.

“Asian-Americans are one of America’s great success stories. To get into top schools, a student needs SAT scores that are about 140 points higher than those of their peers. In 2008 over half of all applicants to Harvard were Asian, but they made up only 17 percent of the entering class. (now 20 percent), Asians […]

2018-09-10 05:16   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Mysteries of the Butterfield Paradox

First published in January 2013, but it seems time to do it again. Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that as soon as the Democrats get back in power, they will immediately raise taxes back to where they should be, because she is quite sure that Trump’s despicable tax cuts went only to the very […]

2018-09-09 23:00   Click to comment

American Elephants: Good News for Our Australian Friends!

Good news from our friends in Australia. The Northern Territory there has enough natural gas to supply Australia for 200 years or more. It is comparable to the shale resources that have revolutionized the American energy sector, according to Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan. And maybe even twice that. Such abundant gas should […]

2018-09-08 03:51   Click to comment

American Elephants: Just About What I Expected. Former President Obama Speaks.

Former President Barack Obama received an ethics award at the University of Illinois, and took advantage of the occasion to trash Donald Trump, claim that any recovery that was happening started in his administration, and criticized everything about Trump’s presidency, calling it a “dark period” in American history. Periods of progress in America were frequently […]

2018-09-07 23:08   Click to comment

American Elephants: A Warning from Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald, fearless scholar at the Manhattan Institute, always does her homework and then some. She has a new book out, The Diversity Delusion, which argues that identity politics has taken over our universities and corrupted them thoroughly. In a Fox News interview this week, she highlighted recent social justice campus trends. “From a moment […]

2018-09-07 09:22   Click to comment

American Elephants: Wise Businesses Are Intent on Pleasing their Customers

American business used to know that one did not play politics with the business. Businesses were intent on offering good service or good products to a wide variety of customers, all of whom had their own politics. The customers did not bring their political choices into the business, and did not hear about the choices […]

2018-09-07 08:59   Click to comment

American Elephants: Overprotective Parenting Turns Kids into College Snowflakes

Here’s a completely fascinating conversation about how over-protective parenting has led to the snowflake generation on America’s college campuses. Reason TV leads a conversation between Greg Lukianoff of FIRE (The organization promoting free speech on America’s campuses) and Jonathan Haidt, who is a psychology professor at New York University and is a co-founder of Grow, […]

2018-09-07 03:25   Click to comment

American Elephants: John Hinderaker Said “The Democrats Are Crazy!”

John Hinderaker at Powerline was not alone yesterday in exclaiming on their blog that “The Democrats are Crazy”— in reference to their theatrics at Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing. A lot of people out there were exclaiming the same thing. But it got me to thinking about just why we all have the same reaction to them. […]

2018-09-06 11:14   Click to comment

American Elephants: A Belief in the Inevitability of Our Particular Institutions

From “Hidden History” by Daniel Boorstin “The United States was born in a colonial rebellion. Our national birth certificate is a Declaration of Independence. not a Declaration of the “Rights of Man.” The position of the best theorists of the Revolution was that the British, by their treatment of the American colonies were being untrue […]

2018-09-06 08:33   Click to comment

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