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According to NBC News, Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, was a guest contributor on the BBC Radio 4’s Today morning show on Thursday, where he delivered an impassioned monologue about the refugee crisis. Relatedly, the prince also voiced his concerns about a worldwide rise of populism that he sees as being reminiscent of the days when the Nazis persecuted Jews in the years leading up to World War II. Referring to his parents’ generation, Charles said that they “fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population... Read more →

When Donald Trump hit the campaign trail, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of a marked increase in hate crimes if he prevailed in his bid to win the White House. The reasoning that served as the basis of such fears was that his harder-line policy positions on how best to deal with radical Islamist terror, as well as the problem of illegal immigration through the southern border of the United States, would embolden some of his supporters to commit such acts were he to become president. Well, Donald Trump is now the President-elect, and, sure enough,... Read more →

It appears that the application of the death penalty in America may soon become a thing of the past. According to The Hill, 2016 has been a year that has seen the fewest number of convicted criminals sentenced to die since the Supreme Court’s famous 1976 Gregg v. Georgia decision reinstating capital punishment. The clear trend away from imposing the death penalty throughout the country signals, in the minds of many observers, a broad shift in how it is now viewed by a predominant number of Americans. In his comments about the declining use of the death penalty in America,... Read more →

The Christian Science Monitor, along with other sources, is reporting that the famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has decided to cancel the performance he was scheduled to give at the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, because of the outcry from fans dead-set against the singer’s appearance on behalf of the incoming President of the United States. Trump is hardly the darling of the celebrity entertainment crowd. However, Bocelli and Trump have been friends for many years now, and Bocelli did perform previously at Trump’s palatial Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fl. According to the Monitor, Trump reached out... Read more →

Guess who’s buying guns now? Liberals. That’s right, liberals. An article over at brings attention to the recent – and curious – trend of ideological leftists purchasing firearms. So, what’s going on? Interestingly, some of the gun lobby’s newest supporters claim it is precisely the election of the gun-friendly Donald Trump that has prompted them to take up arms. While individual reasons for doing so may differ among them, the basic story they tell is that in an America that (they say) has embraced right-wing national leadership, citizens of the left…and particularly those who are members of gay, lesbian,... Read more →

After all of the hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing, Donald Trump was ratified as the 45th President of the United States by the Electoral College. According to NPR, despite the much-touted notion that perhaps enough electors would turn “faithless” such that Trump would fall short of the 270 votes needed, it turns out that more electors walked away from Hillary in the end. Trump did, in fact, lose two of the total 306 electoral votes he earned when he won the general election back on Nov. 8, but that number is inconsequential, and particularly in light of the manic effort made by... Read more →

If you are a Republican, a conservative, or both, you may already know this. According to the results of a survey conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Democrats are much more inclined to let political differences impede personal relationships than are Republicans. “The survey…found evidence of significant fallout from the election among personal relationships,” says Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI. “Beleaguered Democrats were significantly more likely than Republicans to report that they unfriended someone on social media or planned to avoid certain relatives during the holidays because of politics.” Indeed, the differences are rather stark. The... Read more →

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a notable figure in American and world diplomacy during some of the most dynamic, tension-filled years of the post-World War II era, made an appearance Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation during which he suggested that Donald Trump may well be looked at by history as having been a “very considerable president.” “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen,” said Kissinger. “So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office. At the same time, extraordinary opportunity.” Further elaborating on just why he thinks Trump could go... Read more →

Today’s college students never cease to amaze. If you’re not familiar with Campus Reform, it’s a right-leaning news site that focus predominantly on higher education, and very often on the politically-correct culture and climate that permeates college and university campuses today. In a stunning display captured on video by Campus Reform “operatives,” students at the University of Virginia (UVA), a highly selective school ranked 24th overall by U.S. News & World Report in their most recent evaluation of national universities, can be seen signing a petition that essentially demands the school rid itself of the presence of Christmas on campus.... Read more →

Author, speaker, and radio host, David Essel joins Jim Paris Live to discuss his latest book, Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life But This Book Will: The Myth of Positive Thinking,David Essel combines his 30 years of work in the field of personal growth along with stories from some of the top authors and success experts of our day, to shatter “the myth of the power of positive thinking.” David reveals that the real "Secret to success” requires much more than positive thinking, affirmations or vision boards, and that no one ever made a milion dollars, got the perfect... Read more →

During his eight years in office, President Obama added $70,000 to the national debt for each American household. Jim discusses Obama's legacy and his plans to stay in Washington to protect his legacy after Trump takes office. Why Facebook may pay a big price if they try to censor so called 'fake news,' the death of Zsa Zsa Gabor, and the ongoing drama of the Electoral College. Read more →

Another unfortunate story of multimillionaire athletes and dishonest “financial advisors” has come to light. According to a variety of outlets, including the sports-oriented news site Deadspin, a woman who was apparently pretending to be a financial advisor so that she could steal from a number of professional athletes, to include retired NFL star and former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, was arrested in New Orleans on Friday. Peggy Ann Fulford has been charged by authorities with wire fraud, mail fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and money laundering. It is alleged that Fulford lied to Williams and other athletes about... Read more →

If you have had an account at Yahoo, it’s possible that your sensitive information is being trafficked on the so-called dark web, that “shadow” part of the web accessible only to those with special software, and heavily populated by pedophiles, drug rings, and nefarious characters of all shapes and sizes. Yahoo revealed recently that a hack took place against user accounts in 2013 of such a size that it’s now considered the largest single data breach in history. It turns out that one billion - that’s “billion,” with a “b” – Yahoo accounts were compromised by hackers who managed to... Read more →

Donald Trump has said all along that he will be looking to high achievers from a variety of industries, and with a variety of credentials, to help him in his mission to “make America great again.” High on Trump’s list of priorities is a reinvigoration of the U.S. economy in a way that has not been evident for decades. To that end, he has decided on assembling a “President’s Strategic and Policy Forum” whose members will “meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his economic agenda.” Particularly striking are the names... Read more →

On Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch handed a bit of a reality check to some advocates for immigration reform when she told the assembled at a Politico Playbook breakfast event in Washington, D.C. that there would be no group pardon of undocumented immigrants before the president leaves office next month. According to CNN, her statement came as a response to a question she was asked at the event about whether “DREAMers” – young people who came to the country as children but who remain undocumented - might be pardoned as a group by President Obama. “The issue of pardoning someone... Read more →