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Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can’t Just Slander People’

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein fired back at Hillary Clinton for calling her and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) “Russian assets.” Stein, who ran against Clinton in 2016, appeared on CNN’s Smerconish, where she was asked to respond to Clinton’s baseless charges against Gabbard and herself. Recent Stories in Politics Jill Stein Slams Clinton for Attacking Her, Gabbard: ‘You Can’t Just Slander People’ Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’ Sasse Slams San Francisco’s Travel Ban for Pro-Life States “Are you a Russian spy?” host Michael Smerconish asked. “No, I am not a Russian spy. I think this is a completely unhinged conspiracy theory for which there is absolutely no basis in fact, not for myself and not for Tulsi Gabbard,” Stein replied. “It is really outrageous that Hillary Clinton is trying to promote this crazy idea. You can’t just slander people. You have to present some basis in fact.” Stein also knocked Clinton for needing to use her political adversaries, such as Stein, to justify herself after her 2016 defeat. “I am not running for office. Somehow Hillary Clinton didn’t do her Google research or she would know that I am not running, so it’s preposterous to say if I will ‘give it up,'” Stein said. “This is just a wild and insulting theory, and I think it speaks to Hillary’s need to try to explain, perhaps...

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Review: ‘In Defense of Elitism’ by Joel Stein

In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You’re Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book is one hell of a title, albeit a bit misleading. Sure, author Joel Stein makes a case for elitism over populism, but, contra what you might expect based on the subtitle, he does so without being condescending, without being smug, without being, well, what that title suggests he’d be. Instead, Stein’s book is one part earnest attempt to get to know and understand those outside of his liberal bubble and one part explaining, rather civilly, the flaws with their worldview and why we actually have it pretty great right now. To understand both the rise of the populists and the decline of the elite in America, Stein goes straight to the sources. He travels to Roberts County, Texas, the county with the highest percentage of Trump voters in the 2016 election; spends a day shadowing L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti to show that government is best left in the hands of experts; talks to nominal elites who have joined the populist movement, like Dilbert creator Scott Adams and Tucker Carlson; and discusses why meritocratic elitism is important and how to save it with Bill Kristol and Tom Nichols. Recent Stories in Culture Review: ‘In Defense of Elitism’ by Joel Stein Review: Matt Stoller’s ‘Goliath’ Review: ‘For the Record’ by David Cameron The book...

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Justice Democrats-Endorsed Candidate Wants to Disarm Police

A congressional candidate, who is endorsed by the same progressive group that backed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in 2018, recently called to disarm police officers. Jamaal Bowman, a New York City congressional candidate endorsed by Justice Democrats, has proposed taking guns from police officers in American cities. Recent Stories in Issues Justice Democrats-Endorsed Candidate Wants to Disarm Police BEASTMODE: Londoner Berates Hypocrite Climate Protesters San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States “It’s time to disarm the police,” Jamaal Bowman wrote on Twitter before retweeting one user’s response that police in the United Kingdom “carry no guns” and thus have “killed no citizens.” Bowman, a Bronx middle school principal, is challenging incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) in New York’s 16th Congressional District. Just one-third of Justice Democrats-backed candidates won their primary in 2018, and Bowman is now the third candidate to challenge Engel, who was first elected in 1988, from the left. If his call for police disarmament is any indicator, Bowman may soon join the majority of failed Justice Democrats-endorsed challengers. Bowman’s proposal is “nonsensical,” according to Manhattan Institute legal policy expert Rafael Mangual. “The proposal itself is something that I don’t think is to be taken seriously,” Mangual said. “This idea that we can disarm police, even in New York, which has now relatively low rates of gun crime, is...

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Andrew Yang: Tulsi Gabbard ‘Deserves Much More Respect’

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2019/10/Hillary-Clinton-vs-Tulsi-Gabbard.jpgDemocrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang is defending fellow White House contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemingly referred to the Hawaii Democrat as a “Russian...

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Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’

Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones accused Hillary Clinton of smearing presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) “with no facts.” Clinton accused Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, of acting as a “Russian asset” on Friday. Jones dismissed Clinton’s criticism as a “complete smear” that spread “disinformation.” Recent Stories in Politics Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’ Sasse Slams San Francisco’s Travel Ban for Pro-Life States Maine Columnist Suggests Collins Deserves Death Threats “She’s playing a very dangerous game,” he told CNN. “Hillary Clinton, if you’re concerned about disinformation, what the Russians do is they spread disinformation, they get us divided against each other. That is what just happened, just throw out some information, disinformation, smear somebody.” The failed 2016 Democratic nominee accused Gabbard and 2016 candidate Jill Stein of working with the Russians to get President Donald Trump reelected in 2020. Jones said Clinton is likely speaking out against Gabbard because the congresswoman broke with Democratic leadership in the 2016 election and endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) over Clinton. “It’s been payback hell ever since,” Jones said. Gabbard responded to the attacks by calling on Clinton to “join the race directly.” “It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me,” Gabbard tweeted. “Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.” The post Van Jones: Clinton Smeared Gabbard ‘With No Facts’ appeared...

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Continetti: Mattis’s Resignation Gave the ‘Green Light’ to Turkey

Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti on Friday said that former secretary of defense James Mattis’s resignation gave Turkey the “green light” for its offensive against the Kurds in Syria. Continetti told MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily that the firing demonstrated that the White House does not view America’s presence in the Middle East as an asset, leaving Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan free to “call the United States’ bluff.” Recent Stories in National Security Continetti: Mattis’s Resignation Gave the ‘Green Light’ to Turkey Turkey Plans Presence Across Northeast Syria, Erdogan Says Romney: Syria Withdrawal ‘a Bloodstain in the Annals of American History’ “The sense that the president’s heart is not in staying in Syria, and of course he’s said that multiple times,” Continetti said. “That probably led Erdoğan to say, ‘you know what? I can call the United States’ bluff in Syria,’ and he did.” Continetti noted that Mattis resigned in December 2018 over Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, a move that drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats. U.S. servicemen vacated Syria in early October, leaving the region undefended against Turkish forces and the terrorist group ISIS. Mattis, a vocal opponent of Trump’s Syria policy, leveled criticism at the president on Thursday. The retired general joked that Trump’s taunt that he was “overrated” made Mattis the “Meryl Streep of generals,” in reference to another person Trump has...

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