Liberty Nation presents our selection of the best stories this week. Some may be articles, others may be podcasts, videos, or radio broadcasts, but each has been chosen for their quality and scope.
The editorial team at LN hopes you can use this weekly post to catch up on stories that you might have missed. Let us know in the comments section which is your favorite.
#1 The Man And The Real Mission Of The Southern Poverty Law Center
By Joe Schaeffer
Direct marketing Hall of Famer Morris Dees made untold millions fighting “hate.”
The high-profile case of actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate-crime hoax shows that not all attempts to profit off of “oppression” and victimization are successful. One man, however, has shown that, if done correctly, opportunism in the guise of fighting racial and other forms of discrimination can pay off quite handsomely.
Morris Dees co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971. In a surprising development, he has been fired from the organization at the age of 82. But don’t feel sorry for Dees; he is laughing all the way to the bank. Under his direction, the SPLC became a fund-raising monster, with a reported half-billion dollars in assets and purportedly over $120 million in cash stashed away in overseas accounts as of late 2018.
“It was not my decision, what they did,” Dees told Alabama’s Montgomery Advertiser newspaper in a telephone interview after his firing. “I wish the center the absolute best. Whatever reasons they had of theirs, I don’t know.” The center apparently is facing inner turmoil at its workplace. The Los Angeles Times reports some two dozen employees sent a letter to management and the board of directors stating that “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism threaten the moral authority of this organization and our integrity along with it.” Read More.
#2 Exclusive: Victor Davis Hanson Exposes The Facts Of FISAgate – Part I
By Tim Donner
In an Exclusive Interview, Victor Davis Hanson breaks down exactly what’s behind FISAgate!
Editors’ Note: This is the first of a two-part series based on an exclusive interview on Liberty Nation Radio with one of the nation’s brightest and most incisive journalists, Victor Davis Hanson, writer for National Review and many other publications.
Between all the FISA abuse memos in the news these days – Nunes from the House, Grassley-Graham from the Senate, and Adam Schiff still to come – even those who study politics for a living must have trouble sorting it all out – competing and opposite narratives, both steeped in partisanship and contemptuous of the other side.
How egregious was the method used by Obama officials to justify surveillance of a minor figure in the Trump presidential campaign? Were felonies committed? Can the Democrats adequately defend the actions of FBI and Justice Department higher-ups who sought the authority to conduct surveillance? We sought answers in an exclusive interview on Liberty Nation Radio with a preeminent journalist and author who has followed and written extensively about this story, the great Victor Davis Hanson, who currently writes for National Review and several other publications. Read More.
#3 Beto: The Intersection Of RFK And The Inflatable Tube Man
By Graham J. Noble
No amount of arm flailing or waving will get him elected president.
Robert Francis O’Rourke comes from a long line of Irish Latinos. His ancestors arrived in Massachusetts from Galway in the early 1800s and set out for Texas. Somewhere around Oklahoma City, they got impressively drunk and, yadda yadda yadda, woke up in Mexico, eventually making their way back to Texas in time for happy hour.
Having lost a close Senate race in 2016 to a Republican incumbent – who, ironically, is of factual Latino descent – “Beto” O’Rourke shot to fame as the new Democratic Party face of white privilege. It is not yet clear if O’Rourke uses the name “Beto” simply because that was the nickname given to him as a child or if he wants to claim minority status for personal gain. Perhaps someone should ask Elizabeth Warren which one she thinks is more likely.
Having declared for the Democratic presidential nomination, O’Rourke is now a sensation – raising a staggering $6.1 million and 748 boxes of Lucky Charms in his first 24 hours of campaigning. This amount exceeds that raised by aging socialist millionaire Bernie Sanders, who may have to mortgage one of his homes to keep up. Read More.
#4 Illegals Crime Report – March 15-21
By Kelli Ballard
With bestiality and cannibalism, this week gets especially strange.
Illegal Immigration is more than just a political talking point; the left seems determined to make us an open-border country no matter the cost. Each week, Liberty Nation recognizes the Americans who must pay it.
This week is one for the books. Not only do we have what is sadly becoming a standard set of crimes of child rapists and previously deported aliens returning, now we encounter a bite of cannibalism, teen murder, and bestiality.
Landover Hills, MD
A 16-year-old boy was brutally stabbed 100 times, driven more than 60 miles from the scene of the crime, and then set on fire. Five alleged MS-13 gang members are suspected of the heinous crime.
The victim, Jacson Pineda-Chicas, was a reluctant member of the gang, according to his mother. “He had to take knives to defend himself, and screwdrivers,” she told NBC 4. “He had razors and he told me, ‘Mom, I’m going to defend myself with them, but it’s not going to be enough.’” Pineda-Chicas was forced to join the gang, the mother said, which is why they fled El Salvador. Read More.
#5 Suffrage For The Children?
By Jeff Charles
In their desperate scramble for more voters, Democrats push to enfranchise 16-year-olds.
The Democrats are at it again. It seems that President Trump’s victory in 2016 spooked progressives to the point that they are willing to propose any idea — no matter how foolish — to stack the odds in their favor. They have made several asinine suggestions that span from subverting the electoral college to coming up with excuses to keep Trump’s name off of the ballot in 2020.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently made another silly suggestion: Why don’t we lower the voting age to 16? Yes, that’s right. The top Democrat in the House thinks it’s a good idea to allow children to vote. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they are in high school when they are interested in all of this, when they are learning about government, to be able to vote,” she said at a recent press conference.
One might be tempted to believe that the Democrats are getting desperate. Fortunately, a recent poll reveals that American voters are not on board with the speaker’s proposal. Read More.