And Then There Was Hannity: Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Megyn Kelly. One by one, the biggest personalities at Fox News have left the building. During commercial breaks on his Fox News program, Sean Hannity likes to wing around a football with anyone in the vicinity of his desk. At roughly 6 feet tall, with broad shoulders and a substantial noggin reminiscent of late-empire Roman statuary, Hannity, 55, is a sporty guy. Like many middle-aged men, though, he’s prone to pack on the pounds. [Read more…]
As polarization brings with it the politicization of everything, celebrities are expected to toe their respective political lines. The GOP has a celebrity in the White House, he brings in celebrity friends for photo ops, and, outside the White House gates, progressive celebrities spew vitriol at their hated former entertainment-industry colleague. The Rock, however, has followed a different path. Rather than self-seriously viewing his career as secondary to his activism, Johnson clearly aims to entertain. He understands a core truth: that there is nothing wrong — and a lot right — with sheer, unmitigated fun. Not everything has to have a Message. Not everything needs to reveal Larger Truth. [Read more…]
TOKYO — If the United States were to strike North Korea, Kim Jong Un’s regime would retaliate by unleashing its conventional weaponry lined up on the demilitarized zone that has separated the two Koreas for about seven decades. And that conventional weaponry is reliable, unlike North Korea’s missiles, and could cause major devastation in South Korea, which is a staunch ally of the United States. [Read more…]
Facebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter. Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in two video clips streamed on Facebook, before committing suicide, police in the Thai town of Phuket said on Tuesday. Relatives reportedly saw the distressing footage on Monday evening and alerted the police, who arrived too late to save either Wuttisan or his daughter. [Read more…]
Judges, mayors, comedians and activists mobilized through social media — the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency has spawned a multi-faceted resistance hindering the Republican’s efforts to enact election promises. Widespread liberal outrage at the billionaire’s election spilled over into the Women’s March, which set the tone the day after his inauguration when millions of people poured onto streets across the United States. [Read more…]
When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said. “I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. [Read more…]
China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human settlement on the moon. The secretary general for China‘s space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the talks today in Chinese state media. The ESA has previously described its ‘Moon Village’ as a potential international launching pad for future missions to Mars. [Read more…]
Sean Hannity late Monday blasted “liberal fascists” attempting to “silence” conservative voices after a former guest accused the Fox News host of sexually propositioning her. “I have to start by addressing a well-orchestrated effort by the intolerant left in this country that is designed to silence every conservative voice and by any means necessary,” Hannity said during his monologue. “Now, I’m speaking out tonight so that you, our audience, will understand what is really happening and what is at stake when it comes to freedom of speech in this country.” [Read more…]
The ongoing debate about vaccines has only become more and more heated over the past few months, with parents digging in against politicians and governments who appear eager to take away the right to personal choice and health freedom.
California has been on the front lines for months now since the passage of SB277, the controversial mandatory vaccine bill eliminating personal and religious exemptions, in June 2015.
Now, the state is again becoming a battleground for parents’ rights with the introduction of another controversial bill that critics say could give the state the power to seize children who aren’t the supposedly correct “research-based essential needs,” “special care” and more by their parents. [Read more…]
President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.
Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government.
Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the wall in September when Congress debates the 2018 budget, the Associated Press reported. This is a sharp reversal from his position over the weekend and early Monday, when he doubled down on his demand for the wall. Trump tweeted repeatedly that the wall is necessary to stop the flow of drugs into the United States. [Read more…]