This may be the most refreshing, unintended consequence of President Trump’s 2016 election: the rise of the right-wing Democrat – Are We Witnessing the Rise of the Right-Wing Democrat?
Updated February 14, 2018 — Click here for letter text: Coalition Letter requesting a Special Prosecutor to investigate U.S. counter-intelligence possible spying on Presidential candidates
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
We the undersigned write to urge you to adopt Senator Lindsey Graham’s call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the possibility the U.S. counter-intelligence apparatus may have involved itself in the last Presidential election by spying on one of the two nominees for president.
The integrity of our counter-intelligence apparatus and our elections are already profoundly at risk because of what has already been disclosed to the public. Even the suggestion our national security’s counter-intelligence capability was manipulated as the result of opposition research activities paid for by the Hillary Clinton for President campaign and/or by the Democratic National Committee and was deployed against domestic political figures must be investigated to the fullest extent possible.
It is only by careful inquiry conducted by an independent and impartial investigation that the American people’s confidence can be restored in our electoral process and the nation’s counter-intelligence organizations. Anything less will continue to cast doubt that will hang over the nation like a cloud for the foreseeable future.
Dan Perrin,Council to Reduce Known Cyber Vulnerabilities
Jerry Rogers, Capitol Allies
Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty
Deroy Murdoch, Political Commentator
Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association
David W. Wallace, Political Commentator
Norm Singleton, Campaign for Liberty
Seton Motley, Less Government
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation
George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom
Peter Roff, Frontiers of Freedom
It’s Episode 54 of the LangerCast, the podcast (and Vlog) of Andrew Langer and Jerry Rogers from the Institute for Liberty. On this episode, Andrew and Jerry break down the Britt McHenry scandal, talk about their own experiences with towing companies in Arlington, VA and elsewhere, and tie this all in with the problems of crony capitalism!
Then they introduce their weekly “Hillary Watch” segment, and talk about how everything one needs to know about Hillary Clinton is there in black and white. (The introduce their Hillary Watch theme, too!)
Then its a discussion of the latest on Iran, how the Bob Corker deal wasn’t a good deal at all… and big congragulations to Erik Telford!
The best political talk anywhere … Andrew Langer and I are joined by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance’s Michi Iliazi to talk weddings (Colleen Rogers); Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber (who thinks you’re stupid); why the Left is wrong about the midterm elections and voter turnout; the president pressuring the FCC on regulating the internet; the Postal Service delivering groceries; and much, much more. We also set the record straight for David Barclay on The Langer Cast vs. Laura Ingraham.
Aloha from the Big Red Wave! Episode 32 of @The LangerCast is up! Andrew and I were live from the American Conservative Union’s Election Night Party.
A great cast of characters sat and paneled with us, helped us to break down the returns as they came in – and discussed with us solutions to issues and painted a picture of how the GOP might govern come January.
We get a surprise phone call from the “streets of the Bronx.”
Andrew and I give a preview of next week’s midterm elections, and discuss Hillary Clinton’s boneheaded statement last week that businesses don’t create jobs.
We talk about why civil society matters and why race hustling is failing. Then we talk about cronyism in the lame duck session.
Finally, we circle back to the tour of the Bronx – I remember growing up in the North Bronx near the Tracey Towers, and Andrew discusses his Dad’s family in Crotona Park and Riverdale. We talk about the importance of family, community, and that it’s never too late to give thanks and show gratitude.
Music on this week’s show: The Sweet, Run DMC, Pilot, Joe Jackson, Stevie Wonder, War.
Colorado Food Fight
By Jerry Rogers
For years now, American farmers have reported the numerous advantages of using genetically modified (GM) crops. What’s more, roughly 2,000 studies have confirmed that genetically modified organisms (GMO) are as safe as or safer than conventional or organic foods. For thirty years, the science has remained unchanged. Yet, the anti-GMO activists continue their disinformation campaign.
Ronnie Cummins, national director for the anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association (OCA), wrote that the “turning point in the anti-GMO Movement in the U.S. came in 2012-13 when organic and anti-GE organizations … decided to bypass the federal government and launch high-profile, multi-million dollar state ballot initiative campaigns for mandatory labeling of GMOs in California and Washington State.”
Mr. Cummins knows that the campaign for state-based labeling has nothing to do with a consumer’s right to know, and everything to do with using mandatory labeling to drive GMOs off the market. He admits that “state legislative battles in Vermont, Oregon, and other states will likely reach critical mass in 2014, forcing industry and the federal government to finally adopt EU-type regulations and practices on GMOs.”
Over four dozen pieces of legislation have been introduced in nearly 30 states to require GMO labeling. This death-by-a-thousand-cuts campaign has traveled to Colorado with a GMO labeling question on that state’s November ballot.
The good news is that some in the mainstream media are paying attention to the science and benefits of GMOs. Just last week, the Denver Post editorial board urged its readers to vote “no” on the GMO labeling measure (Proposition 105)—writing that it is “a badly flawed measure that will hurt Colorado farmers and food producers without providing any health benefit to consumers.”
The politics of GMOs need to catch up with the science. There is federal legislation that may be a good first step in doing just that. Introduced by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.), the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” would preempt unsound efforts like Colorado’s Prop105 and create national standards for food labeling under the sole authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This week, Andrew and I are live from the studios of One America News! A special message goes out to one of the LangerCast’s most-dedicated fans. Andrew talks about slugging, and the dumbest things he’s ever read. We talk about the mishandling of the global Ebola crisis, and I expose the myths in the latest US unemployment numbers. Then we talk about why we are of two minds regarding the video ambush of Lois Lerner, and how to think about politics and policy as if we’re playing in the post-season.