Author: David Giffin

Pence’s NC Appearance Lacked Punch

Indiana Governor Mike Pence spoke at a rally in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Tuesday night.  A crowd of a few hundred gathered to hear the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President drum up support for the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. However, the speech–which, oddly, started fifteen minutes before its scheduled time–had largely predictable content. What Pence Said The policy portions of Pence’s speech focused on contrasting Hillary Clinton’s record with Trump’s policy proposals.  He highlighted Hillary’s dishonest conduct with her email server, along with her mixed record as Secretary of State.  Pence then focused on how Trump’s policies would improve America’s security and economic standing...

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Is The Gadsen Flag Actually Racist?

A government agency is now investigating claims that the Gadsen Flag is inherently racist.  But is that claim actually true? According to constitutional law professor and legal expert Eugene Volokh, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission first decided to investigate these racism claims two months ago.  The original case, Shelton D. [pseudonym] v. Brennan, opened when a federal worker lodged a “hostile work environment” complaint. The worker, “Shelton,” argued that a coworker created a racially insensitive environment by wearing a Gadsen Flag hat. Why was wearing a Gadsen Flag hat insensitive, you ask?  Because the Gadsen Flag is a “historical indicator of white resentment against blacks stemming largely from the...

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Why Didn’t The FBI Recommend Charges Against Hillary?

In a press conference at 11:00 AM EST on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the FBI would not be recommending that the Department of Justice press charges against former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This is surprising for some, especially considering that Comey confirmed during the press conference that, despite Clinton’s repeated claims otherwise, she had in fact used her personal email system to transmit classified information across unsecured networks–including “top secret” information, the highest level of classification.  According to Comey “none of those emails should have been on any unclassified system,” regardless of...

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BREAKING: Trump Gets 1,237 Delegates, GOP Nomination

Ever since Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich suspended their presidential campaigns, Donald Trump has been treated as the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.  However, the business mogul still had yet to reach the required 1,237 convention delegates needed to secure the GOP’s official nomination. At least, that was the case–until tonight.  As reported by the Associated Press, Donald Trump has now secured a total of 1,239 delegates.  This comes before the last primary elections on June 7, which could potentially pad the presumptive nominee’s lead even further and guarantee his ultimate nomination. The sudden bump that sent Trump over the magic 1,237...

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It’s Official: We’re in Trump’s World Now

Three news items from the last twenty-four hours have virtually confirmed that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee for president for the Republican party. First, the Indiana primary results turned out with a very large margin in favor of Donald Trump.  AP reports that Trump won with 53.3% of the total vote, compared to Ted Cruz’s 36.7% and John Kasich’s 7.5%.  This comes after several weeks of incredibly hard campaigning in the state, and more than one smear leveled by Trump at Cruz and his supporters.  One more striking episode arose when Trump repeated a highly suspect National Enquirer article asserting...

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