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.
Due to the enormous amount of news this week, we’ve decided to go with six stories instead of the usual five. When the news calls, we answer.
#1 Mueller Report: Conclusions Without The Spin
By Graham J. Noble
Conclusions were reached in a messy end to an investigation that should never have started.
Political analysts, politicians, and pundits are hard at work dissecting the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Depending on one’s political alignment, this report is either an exoneration of President Donald Trump or it is a treasure-trove of detailed information that exposes his corrupt intentions. It may be both of those things – in part – or it may be neither, but its true nature is, without a doubt, entirely misunderstood, or, at least, misrepresented by most people.
Robert Mueller had three principle objectives: To determine whether Russia interfered in the political system of the United States with the intent of influencing the 2016 election, to determine whether Trump himself or members of his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia in that effort, and to examine whether the president’s actions constituted obstruction of justice, with regard to the Russia investigation itself.
Certainly, the special counsel achieved those objectives and his conclusions, as laid out in this report, address each of those main issues. It is worth applying a little perspective to the report itself, however, and to the nature of the investigation itself. Read More.
#2 Mueller’s Lovely Parting Gift To Democrats
By Tim Donner
The special counsel left a long trail of obstruction bread crumbs for the Dems to gobble up.
The top ten, the left might come to call them. Nothing to see here, the right will certainly say. But whether legitimate or not, the ten occurrences included in the Robert Mueller report that could have added up to potential obstruction of justice by President Trump – but did not – represent the special counsel’s lovely parting gift to Democrats.
As Mueller concluded that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia but refused to make a recommendation on obstruction of justice, he listed these top ten in his report for all to see. They include Trump’s behavior regarding Michael Flynn, the FBI investigation, his firing of James Comey, his ruminations about firing the special counsel, and the matter of the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian woman in 2016. These revelations encapsulate exactly why prosecutors do not release information about investigations into individuals not charged with crimes. Who among us would not be embarrassed and enraged by the results of a two-year hunt by bloodthirsty investigators for anything that might weaken us, or bring us down?
Think about this for a moment. Obstruction of justice for a crime that was not committed – as affirmed by a 22-month long investigation fueled by Trump-hating political partisanship the likes of which we have never before witnessed. Really? Read More.
#3 THE BREXIT BETRAYAL: Nigel Farage’s Political Revolution
By Mark Angelides
Is Farage the most significant politician since Henry VIII? Someone thinks so.
In 2014, Farage led the United Kingdom Independence Party to victory in the E.U. elections, the first time in 100 years that a national election had been lost by both of the two big parties. He also threatened an electoral earthquake in 2015 if then Prime Minister David Cameron did not promise an In/Out referendum. Cameron caved, and the rest is history.
Prof. David Starkey, a noted historian, described Farage as “the most significant politician since Henry VIII.” The “father of the House of Commons,” Ken Clarke, a political enemy of Farage and a devout Europhile, said he was “the most successful politician since WW2.”
And now he has started a brand-new party with the sole aim of creating a political revolution in British and European politics. Read More.
#4 Media Implosion: Talking Loud and Saying Nothing
By Leesa K. Donner
The chattering class hunts for a plan to spin Mueller’s report toward impeachment.
The leftist media is burdened with a heavy lift regarding the Mueller Report. One would think that yesterdays press conference with Attorney General William Barr might slow them down a bit. But alas, and unsurprisingly that doesn’t appear to be the case. Why raise a hand of contrition when you can double-down on all your favorite talking points by parsing words, rearranging definitions, and issue legal opinions without a law degree?
The Democrats and their Satraps in the media, as well as their fearless leaders, have always been above average in those areas. Is there anyone out there who remembers Bill Clinton asking what the meaning of “is” is? In fact, a deluge of spin and with it a plethora of half-truths are glutting the airwaves of the leftist media outlets. It was a mammoth verbal sewage back-up of the first order. Read More.
#5 Apathy to Assange: Journalistic Integrity or Hypocrisy?
By Andrew Moran
Tweeting memes is a threat to press freedom, but not imprisoning a journalist?
Journalists, who have largely transformed into partisan activists over the years, are selective in what they consider to be an attack on press freedom. Nothing demonstrates this better than the apathy displayed toward Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after his arrest.
Spying on and prosecuting reporters? That’s fine because former President Barack Obama did it. Tweeting memes about the Counterfeit News Network and Jim “Dear Diary” Acosta? President Donald Trump threatens the very foundation of the Fourth Estate by poking fun at newsrooms. Detaining an editor-in-chief because he exposed the iniquities of government to the American people? That’s okay; he might have cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election, so he is just getting his comeuppance. Read More.
#6 University Students to Pay Reparation Tax: Georgetown Votes Yes
By Sarah Cowgill
Sack cloth and ashes on campus as today’s students repent for 200-year-old slave deal.
The sins of one Jesuit priest have prompted the students of Georgetown University to volunteer reparations for slavery. In 1838, under the leadership of Father Thomas Mulledy, the institution sold a group of slaves to two men in Louisiana. A recent student-led campaign to make amends was approved by 66% of undergraduates in a vote recorded to have the highest turnout in the school’s history.
A tax of $27.20 per student will be mandatory each semester – whether or not the individual is descended from a slave owner. And students of color are also going to pay up. The sum is nominal; a $54 yearly reminder that slavery was alive, thriving and integral in paving the way for the many generations to follow. It’s a drop in the old oaken bucket – Georgetown’s tuition is a whopping $53,520 a year. Some students may have to skip one afternoon coffee outing, but they are making a public attempt to right their storied school history’s wrongs. Read More.