A recent joint report by the Washington Post and ZDF, a German public broadcaster, reveals that for decades leading up to 2018, a Swiss company that made encryption devices and software for more than 100 countries in the world “was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence.” The report also lays bare the well-kept secret that the CIA and West German intelligence “rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.”
As a joint report from the Washington Post and German broadcaster ZDF reveals, the CIA secretly owned the major manufacturer of encryption devices used by most governments of the world from the 1950s until well into the 2000s. That Swiss company — Crypto AG — built back doors into all of its encryption so that the CIA and NSA could easily decrypt the communications at will. Since the U.S. Intelligence Community has spent the past several years renewing its war on encryption in the hands of private citizens, what does this mean for private communications of those who use encryption?
Ex-tennis champion and feminist icon Billie Jean King once complained that sport was the only area in which males and females didn’t compete together. Be careful what you wish for. Now males claiming female “identity” are entering girls’ and women’s sports and often dominating — and some females are crying foul. In fact, three Connecticut girl athletes and their families are currently suing their state for sex discrimination for having allowed boys to take track titles from them.
While promoting the Convention of States (COS) plan for convening a constitutional convention to change the U.S. Constitution, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina claimed that he was not being paid by the COS movement. IRS documents, however, show that DeMint was receiving money from COS — lots of it, in fact.
The Trump administration is performing an investigation of Harvard and Yale over a potential underreporting of financial donations from foreign nations. Per the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Education expanded an ongoing review of American universities that encompasses the two Ivy League universities. According to federal investigators, Harvard and Yale are two of several universities that failed to report at least $6.5 billion in funds from countries such as Saudi Arabia and China.
In a bipartisan vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate voted 55-45 to limit the ability of President Donald Trump to go to war against Iran. The vote came several weeks after Trump’s bold strike, killing an Iranian general. While it is not surprising that Democrats voted to limit Trump — some Democrats would vote against Trump any chance they had — it was noteworthy that eight Republicans joined in supporting the resolution authored by Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on two pro-life bills focused on banning late-term abortions and protecting babies born alive following failed abortions, both of which are more common than the Left claims. Though the votes are expected to fail, they will force the Democrats to go on record as the party of infanticide and late-term abortions.
The jury forewoman in the trial of Roger Stone was a hate-Trump Democrat and former congressional candidate who never should have been allowed on the jury. But prosecutors and federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson either didn’t know or didn’t care that jury chief Tomeka Hart had a history of tweets that show she could not possibly have been an impartial juror.
The U.S. Department of Justice released an expanded indictment of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday, claiming that the world’s largest technology company is acting like the Mafia in its operations: lying, cheating, and stealing in its efforts to destroy its enemies and dominate the globe.
“A More or Less Perfect Union” is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting in February. The documentary is a personal exploration of the U.S. Constitution by Justice Douglas Ginsburg, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit and is now a senior justice on the court. Ginsburg explores the U.S. Constitution and features interviews with and gains the perspectives from constitutional experts of all political views — liberal, conservative and libertarian. He examines the key issues of liberty in the U.S. both from a historical and contemporary perspective. Among those issues are freedom of the press and religion, slavery and civil rights, the Second Amendment, separation of powers and the number of ways that the Constitution's framers sought to limit the power of the federal government.
Sometimes a “radical” is someone right 50 years too soon (or too late) — and often a “moderate” is a wrong radical who wants to be thought right by people voting today. The latter is the case with this year’s Democrat candidates, points out commentator Jack Hellner, as he warns of the “phony press trope about all those Democratic ‘moderates.’”
President Donald Trump became the first sitting President to address the American Farm Bureau in 25 years on Jan. 8. 2018. The speech could be viewed as a big “thank you” to rural America, which was crucial to the success of Trump’s presidential campaign. In the speech, the president delivered long-overdue recognition of the American farm industry and support for the people behind it. “We know that our nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers,” said the president. “And throughout our history, farmers have always, always, always led the way.”
America Daily interviewed Victor D. Hanson, the Martin, and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, on Trump’s first year. Hanson discussed Trump’s performances both at home and abroad, as well as the philosophies behind the policies, and the challenges that he faces.
“An estimated 10,000 MS-13 members are living in our country. They’re primarily composed of immigrants or descendants of immigrants from El Salvador,” John Cronan said. Illegal immigrants from El Salvador make up the second-highest recipients of DACA (25,900), after those from Mexico (548,000) MS-13 commits violent crimes such as machete attacks, execution-style murders, gang rape, and human trafficking,
Southern Baptist evangelist Thomas Littleton of Alabama joins The New American magazine's Alex Newman to discuss the "Evangelical Deep State." Among other topics, they talk about how false doctrines and dangerous heresies--especially on homosexuality and transgenderism (LGBT), as well as Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Marxism--are infiltrating even conservative evangelical churches in America. Part of it is funding from Deep State globalists hostile to the church and the Bible, and part of it is a lack of discernment among pastors and Christian leaders. Alex and Tom discuss the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church, and others. Tom names Albert Mohler as one of the key figures facilitating this.
Political candidates seeking votes on the basis of their commitment to stopping “climate change” — a category that includes all the Democratic candidates for president — might want to reconsider how much emphasis they place on the subject. Two respected nationwide polls have found once again that preventing global warming is a very low priority for Americans.
In this episode of Behind The Deep State, host Alex Newman exposes a new scheme by the Deep State globalist group known as the Council on Foreign Relations to restructure governance in America. Titled "The Work Ahead," this CFR scheme argues that because of advances in technology, government must grow drastically larger to take care of Americans from cradle to grave, even citing Sweden and Denmark as examples. Ironically, while noting that many millions of Americans will lose their jobs, the CFR's "Work Ahead" scheme calls for a surge in immigration levels. As part of this, the CFR is quietly reaching out to state and local officials to fundamentally transform America.
New Yorker Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez had agreed to testify against MS-13 gang members, a brave move considering their reputation for viciousness. But he’ll never get the chance.Rodriguez was found bludgeoned to death on Sunday, February 2, behind an abandoned home in New Cassel, Long Island, according to Nassau County police. Moreover, the police told reporters that another witness associated with the case was shot at in New Cassel January 30.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has been attempting to pass a bill that would significantly increase the number of immigrants given work visas to America, particularly from India. But the legislation may be hindered by Lee’s association with fellow Utahn Mitt Romney , who is now facing blowback from Republicans following his vote to convict President Trump during the impeachment trial.
Since President Trump is a builder by trade, it may not be surprising that he has his eye on federal buildings — not buying them, but beautifying them. At issue is an executive order that would “make the classical style — which originated in ancient Greece and Rome — the default design for federal buildings,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
St.John goes into great depth and detail on the journey of the dark night of the soul and the many pitfalls and experiences we may encounter in it. Above is a very brief summary of his writing. When I encountered this poem, the journey he outlined seemed all too familiar. As I looked back on my past, I have found I created habits unwittingly to try to avoid at all costs to look deep within. St.John reaffirmed the value and necessity to not run from that pain.
By the end of February, the race for the Democratic nomination may have come down to a choice of one of three white men. Two are well into their 70s, and either would be the oldest president ever inaugurated. The third is a 38-year-old gay in a same-sex marriage who would be our youngest president ever.
For former Vice President Joe Biden it was over even before it got started. At the beginning of the contest at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Friday night, Biden was asked by moderator George Stephanopoulos of ABC News what Iowa voters “missed” by giving him, the former front runner, a fourth place finish behind Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Biden responded, “They didn’t miss anything.... I took a hit in Iowa and I’ll probably take a hit here.”
President Donald Trump fired Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland from their respective positions on the National Security Council and as ambassador to the European Union on Friday. Despite media howls to the contrary, it was an action he absolutely needed to take. The only problem is that he did not do so months ago.
When Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney decided to vote to convict the president for the abuse of power he knew he’d get blowback. “I know there’s going to be a lot of blowback from leaders in my party here [in Washington],” he said. “I presume I’ll receive the same reaction from leaders in my party in Utah. Of course, the animosity that might be leveled from people in the street is going to be real as well.”
In an address to the New Forms of Solidarity Seminar on Wednesday, Pope Francis made a call for worldwide wealth redistribution in order solve the problem of global poverty. The Pope referred to tax cuts for the wealthy as a “structure of sin.” The speech was organized by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.
“I’ll have those n*****s voting Democratic for 200 years,” author Ronald Kessler quoted President Lyndon B. Johnson as saying. But this prediction may fall flat, according to CNN analyst, ex-Obama Green Jobs “Czar,” and self-proclaimed communist Van Jones. Rendering commentary on CNN after the State of the Union address Tuesday night, Jones warned Democrats that they may face electoral disaster in November because President Trump is “going after enough black votes to cause us problems.”
MADRID — For a global-warming conference, it sure was cold outside. Really cold. One day it even dropped below freezing, which is colder than normal for Madrid at this time of year. But at least it wasn’t snowing like it was at the last United Nations “climate change” summit in Poland, where children made snowmen and pelted grown-ups with snowballs after Al Gore landed. Apparently it was another episode of the infamous “Gore Effect” — a mysterious weather phenomenon where snowfall tends to follow Gore around the globe when he goes to preach about alleged man-made warming.
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter,” goes the saying. Achieving such cynicism only took 2 ½ minutes at an Iowa caucus site, however, when a woman who’d voted for Pete Buttigieg was shocked to learn he was in a homosexual relationship and consequently wanted to rescind her vote. A Buttigieg operative then tried to reverse her thinking, using arguments that inspire lines about five-minute conversations.
With President Trump acquitted and the Democrats outwitted, House Speak Nancy Pelosi drowned her tears with a tear Tuesday night, destroying a copy of the State of the Union Address on camera when the president concluded his speech. Unfortunately for the California representative, while her office claimed it was a spontaneous act, a camera caught her preparing for her big moment in a manner previously reserved for her money-making deals: under the table.
It hasn’t been a good week for the Democrats. The Iowa Caucuses were a disaster, the U.S. Senate ended the sham impeachment with a party-line acquittal yesterday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s petulant performance when she tore up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union address has backfired. Rank-and-file Democrats are angry about the childish stunt and abandoning the party.
Sesame Street is under fire for an upcoming guest appearance by actor and cross-dressing LGBT activist, Billy Porter. Life News reports, “Porter, best known as Pray Tell in the FX’s LGBT ballroom drama Pose and for wearing extravagant dresses, will appear during the 51st season of the beloved children’s show, according to Sesame Street’s official Facebook page.”
In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman explains how the Deep State's money men loot the public, then stash their dishonest gains in “tax-exempt” foundations to wage war on America. Alex goes through the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller foundations, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Foundations, George Soros' Open Society Institute, and more. Congress has investigated these shady schemes and what they found will blow your mind. Norman Dodd, who served as chief investigator for the Congressional Select Committee investigating the foundations, said their goal was to merge the United States with the Soviet Union. They must be stopped!
MADRID – Speaking at the United Nations “COP25” Climate Conference, a professor of “environmental science” in Spain advocated totalitarian government to fight against bad weather he claims is caused by human emissions of CO2. These measures imposed by government should include forcing people to use public transportation, limiting the number of births, limiting meat consumption, and more. “This is brutal, nobody would vote for somebody like this,” he acknowledged, saying humanity was heading for a “Malthusian catastrophe” that required desperate measures. “The amount of humans is not sustainable.” Professor Alex Salas Lopez did admit, though, that there is a lot of “climate” hypocrisy at the UN.
“Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like,” remarked G.K. Chesterton in 1932. That certainly would bring home the reality of abortion. Yet that many would rather drown it out is no doubt a major reason why FOX Sports, after giving a pro-life organization a six-month run-around, wouldn’t air its Super Bowl advertisement. Making matters worse, the network did air a commercial featuring Sexual Devolution activists and drag queens. Welcome to the new abnormal.
It’s all over but the shouting, as is said. While President Trump’s acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial was never really in doubt, it’s now just days away with a decision to not allow witnesses. Moreover, Trump’s vindication may be somewhat bipartisan, with a few Democrats possibly voting in his favor. Yet some things here have been left unsaid, not the least of which is that what seems an end may just be a dark new beginning.
In an ominous new development, the Chinese government has locked down the city of Wenzhou, China’s 15th largest, a growing sign that the coronavirus outbreak is defying efforts of the Chinese government to contain it. Wenzhou is a very important industrial, technological, cultural, and academic center on the coast of southern Zhejiang Province, across from Taiwan. Wenzhou has become the first Chinese city outside of the Wuhan area to be locked down.
The number of babies born in China in 2019 was the lowest since 1961, during the forced implementation of Mao Tse-tung's “Great Leap Forward.” That effort to turn China’s agrarian society into a purely communist one not only cost the lives of an estimated 45 million people through starvation but dropped the number of births to less than 12 million in a year.
MADRID--At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, The New American magazine's foreign correspondent was minding his own business asking people for their opinions. Suddenly, a guy walks up to the people Newman was interviewing and warns them that The New American is a "right-wing" magazine. Apparently, this far-left activist, Micah Garen, who has worked with George Soros' foundation and the UN, believes journalists should preface questions by explaining their own political opinions. Yet he refused to say whether he reveals his own radical leftwing extremism when interviewing subjects.
It’s one of the biggest underreported stories of our time. While our nation is distracted with a Senate impeachment trial, our main geo-political rival is busy not just harvesting organs on its own shores but harvesting American technology and national secrets on ours. The latest on this front concerns charges brought Tuesday against an esteemed Harvard professor, and two Chinese nationals who’d been researchers at American institutions, for lying about alleged links to the Beijing government.
An Amazon software engineer is calling for the shutdown of Ring, Amazon’s smart doorbell and surveillance device, explaining that the service is incompatible with privacy. Max Eliaser, the Amazon employee insisting that the connected Ring doorbells and cameras should be shelved, posted an explanation on Medium. “The deployment of connected home security cameras that allow footage to be queried centrally are simply not compatible with a free society. The privacy issues are not fixable with regulation and there is no balance that can be struck. Ring should be shut down immediately and not brought back,” he wrote.
In this episode of Duke’s Take, Dr. Duke applauds President Trumps lawyers for “popping the balloons” of the Democrats hot air allegations. Duke calls Adam Schiff a “one man repetition drone” that did not have a winning card when all his cards were laid on the table, and explains that the Democrats only tactics were repetition and deflection. The case would have been thrown out in any other court of law.
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon,” wrote socialist Saul “the Red” Alinsky in his book Rules for Radicals. It “infuriates the opposition.” His fellow leftists are certainly proving this true, too. Having a “Babylon Bee in their bonnets,” they’re attacking the satirical site because, apparently, they only like fake news when it’s masquerading as the real thing.
After three-and-a-half years of turmoil, doubt, and globalist subterfuge, the day British people voted for on June 23 of 2016 has finally arrived. Today, Great Britain officially left the European Union. Forty-seven years after it joined the European Economic Community (aka the Common Market), which eventually became the EU, the United Kingdom is striking out on its own — a sovereign nation once again.
During President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial, we’ll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we’ve become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny. In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in our nation’s two most fundamental documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The founders laid the ground rules for a republic as written in the Constitution’s Article IV, Section 4, which guarantees “to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”
Pornographic and obscene videos included in California's “sex education” curricula for young children feature cartoon people having casual homosexual sex, encouraging children to watch pornography online as “perfectly normal,” bizarre discussions on genitalia size, and other highly controversial material.
With Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stretching his lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in the days heading into the Iowa caucuses, the Democrat Party’s leadership is getting nervous. A poll by Iowa State University shows him leading Biden by nine points: 24 to 15, while Emerson reports Sanders ahead of Biden 30 to 21. The NY Times/Siena poll shows similar results: Sanders 25, Biden 17.
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently confirmed what everyone in his party has always understood: Folks who harbor a desire to protect the pre-born from the horrors of abortion are not welcome at the leftist-socialist party table. At a recent “town hall” meeting for Democrat candidates hosted by Fox News, one Democrat attendee who also identifies as a pro-life activist challenged Buttigieg on the Democrat Party’s longtime pro-abortion platform, suggesting that the party make room for individuals who value life.
The National Association of Scholars (NAS), a group that looks to foster intellectual freedom on the campuses of America, is under a left-wing and climate-hysteric attack for having the temerity to host a conference called Fixing Science: Practical Solutions for the Irreproducibility Crisis. Among the attacks is the absurd claim that the NAS is harboring a “white supremacy” agenda.
Chesa Boudin triumphantly flashed the communist clenched fist salute to his throng of cheering supporters, as he walked to his swearing in ceremony as San Francisco’s new district attorney on January 8. It did not take long for Boudin to begin what critics have called his Friday Night Massacre. “Two days after being sworn in as San Francisco's new District Attorney, Chesa Boudin reportedly fired at least seven attorneys from his office,” reported SFGate.com. “Among the Friday firings were multiple managing attorneys in the criminal division.”
As we wrote yesterday, President Trump, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, formally announced details from a peace plan designed to settle differences between Israelis and Palestinians. “It will be a suggestion between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s the closest it’s ever come,” Trump told reporters. “We have support of the prime minister. We have the support of the other [Israeli political] parties, and we think we will ultimately have support of Palestinians.”
On Saturday evening, Americans got a small glimpse into the distorted mind of the mainstream news media and found out exactly what the anchors and punditry of CNN, in particular, think of them. Frustrated and grasping at straws in their orchestrated attempt with Democrats to remove Donald Trump from office, host Don Lemon and pundit guests turned to mocking and verbally abusing the president’s supporters.
The new Hulu docuseries about Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential campaign — entitled Hillary — premiered on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Unsurprisingly, the four-part series, which is set to be released to the public on March 6, is said to be a non-critical look at Clinton and the events surrounding the 2016 presidential election.
Britain’s Prince Andrew, his reputation ruined by his close association with deceased sex pervert Jeffrey Epstein, has not cooperated with federal prosecutors who are still investigating the Wall Street financier’s sex-trafficking ring. Federal prosecutors divulged the latest in the case in speaking with reporters in New York, where Epstein was arrested and indicted for multiple sex crimes involving girls as young as 15.
In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman digs into the "Deep State" operating within the federal bureaucracy. These operatives, especially in the Senior Executive Service, are working to undermine the U.S. Constitution, persecute enemies, wage war on Trump, and continue America's decline into statism and globalism. They love Hillary Clinton and total federal power. And they have powerful tools at their disposal to destroy those who stand in their way.
The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week in an electric car, posed for photos with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, and called on the tycoons in attendance to help cut carbon emissions — all in the midst of a series of private jet and helicopter flights totaling more than 16,000 miles, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The Federal Reserve may well be the least understood agency affecting the lives and fortunes of every American. The fact that it has never been fully audited during its more than 100 years of existence helps to explain why. It will, therefore, continue destroying the value of our nation’s currency and placing our nation on a path to cataclysmic economic chaos and world government.
“Whatever these betrayers of their country get, the people must lose; and, what is worse, must lose a great deal more than the others can get; for such conspiracies and extortions cannot be successfully carried on, without destroying or injuring trade, perverting justice, corrupting the guardians of the publick liberty, and the almost total dissolution of the principles of government.” — Cato’s Letters No. 16, February 11, 1721
“I can’t believe they let me out,” Gerod Woodberry told a detective. Woodberry was right to be surprised. He’d already been charged in four bank robbery cases and now had just been charged with collecting $1,000 from a fifth bank. At least he’d learned a lesson, though — that he could do it again. And four days later the 42-year-old allegedly hit a sixth bank. That’s when he was finally held. Enabling this crime spree were New York State’s new bail laws, says critics. The problem?
China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. But recently discovered viruses locked in its Guliya ice cap on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau are far older than the Middle Kingdom is, dating back 15 millennia. Of course, while scientists are rightly curious about these ancient and unknown quantities, they’re also concerned — about what could happen if these viruses are unleashed by an ice melt-off.
Following the third shooting in Seattle in as many days, Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Thursday, “We will not allow this to be the new normal. We know gun violence is preventable and are taking urgent action.” A similar statement was issued by Representative Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who pointed to the need for stronger gun control.
The United Kingdom is now officially set to leave the European Union on January 31 at 23:00 GMT. With the announcement of Royal Assent on Thursday, the withdrawal agreement championed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially became law. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans had the honor of making the announcement to a nearly empty House of Commons: “I have to announce in the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that her majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following act: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.”
Barack Obama certainly isn’t feeling the Bern, unless it’s indigestion. Concerned that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — perhaps the new Democrat front-runner — won’t be able to trump Trump, the ex-president is considering a public rebuke of the Vermont senator designed to kill his momentum. Obama isn’t alone in experiencing the Bernie blues. The Democrat establishment clearly doesn’t want Sanders, who’s not even a Democrat but an independent (and avowed socialist), as its party’s nominee; this was evidenced in the recent failed effort to tar Sanders as “sexist.”
Donald Trump made history January 24 when he attended and addressed the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the first president ever to appear at the iconic pro-life gathering, which began in 1974, the year after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized abortion in the United States with its infamous Roe v. Wade decision.
In a display of solidarity with counties in Virginia unwilling to surrender to the state government their right to keep and bear arms as protected Second Amendment, a bloc of West Virginia legislators are officially inviting those counties to become part of their state. As has been widely reported, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, in league with the state legislature — controlled by the Democratic Party — are pushing for a panoply of “reasonable” gun control regulations and has asked the state assembly for extra money to provide prisons for people who refuse to have their weapons confiscated.
On December 3, 1918, the S.S. George Washington set sail on a historic and uniquely ironic voyage, one that would cap a history of ironies for the ship that had briefly served as a German luxury liner. Noted for ferrying the rich and the famous across the Atlantic, this steamer was the third-largest ship in the world when it was launched 10 years earlier, in 1908. It was built in Germany by the German shipping line Nord-deutscher Lloyd, but, with the outbreak of World War I, the S.S. George Washington was seized by the United States, and for the duration of the war was used as a troop ship to carry U.S. soldiers to Europe to fight Germany and the Central Powers.
Resistance to vaccination isn’t new. But it is increasing. A growing number of parents are finding themselves embroiled in battles over mandatory vaccinations for all youngsters. They protest that vaccines are not only fruitless, they are also dangerous. Some moms and dads have pulled their children out of schools where they are told all attendees have to be vaccinated.
If you’d wanted some really cheap shorefront property, Lake Karachay circa 1990 was the place and time to buy. Nestled in the beauteous southern Ural Mountains, there was no better locale for peace, quiet, and solitude. There was a catch, however: Lingering around the shore a few hours put you at risk of acute radiation poisoning. But, hey, if you’re a Child of Atom (from video game Fallout 4) or a moss piglet (a small, radiation-resistant aquatic creature) and have a hankering for deathly silence, the small USSR lake could have been your Shangri-La.
The Illinois State Board of Elections admitted that 19 noncitizens who were erroneously registered to vote cast ballots in the 2018 election. “We do know that some of them voted,” said spokesman Matt Dietrich in a phone call. Authorities are reportedly trying to confirm the illegal voters’ locations.
As The New American noted on Wednesday, the real agenda of the Davos confab taking place this week in Switzerland is giving more and more power and control to global elites in order to make the world more “sustainable.” We wrote: “This involves us giving them — the saviors — more power and more money.” The partners supporting the World Economic Forum (WEF) vision include Big Business, Big Banking, Big Tech, Big Foundations, Big Green, and Big Labor. As we noted, “This united front pushes for more Big Government as the solution to every “crisis” — with Global Total Government as the ultimate solution.”
On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) filed a $50 million defamation suit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, alleging that the 2016 Democratic nominee lied about her and “did so publicly, unambiguously, and with obvious malicious intent.” Gabbard filed the suit in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
It’s “the criminalization of political differences” said Democrat law professor Alan Dershowitz, long ago, about the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. And now 21 Republican state attorneys general are echoing Dershowitz’s warning that the action “endangers” the Republic. Stating in a letter submitted to the Senate Wednesday morning that the effort “establishes a dangerous historical precedent,” they urged the chamber to roundly “reject” the impeachment articles.
The Los Angeles City Council repealed a law that required companies competing for city contracts to disclose ties to the National Rifle Association. The vote to repeal was a unanimous 12-0 on Tuesday and came after a federal court judge blocked the legislation from being enforced. The city council had passed the resolution following a shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar in 2018 that left 13 dead.
A new study in the Journal of Medical Ethics supports what many doctors have claimed for years: Unborn babies might experience pain much sooner than 24 weeks’ gestation. Dr. Stuart WG Derbyshire and Dr. John C. Bockman, two researchers with “divergent views regarding the morality of abortion” are the authors behind the paper, "Reconsidering Foetal Pain," which explores whether the science continues to support the previous understanding that a fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks.
An already-fractured Democrat Party is dealing with more splinters as its former standard bearer, Hillary Clinton, tore into one of the party’s frontrunners for this year’s presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Clinton made the remarks in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in advance of the new Hulu mini-series Hillary, which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival.
RICHMOND, Va. — Scores of thousands descended on the Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia Monday. On one of the coldest days of the year, they came to stand up for the right to keep and bear arms. They came from all over Virginia and from across the country. Their message was simple: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the economics major who once said that “unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” used this past Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to attack the rich. Perhaps believing that a person is not judged by the content of his character but the corpulence of his wallet, she said in an interview with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.”
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to go ahead with a new rule aiming to stop birth tourism, the practice in which pregnant foreign women come to the United States with the intention of giving birth here so their children will be born as U.S. citizens. Three administration officials told Axios that the change sought by the administration would alter requirements for B visas, also known as visitor visas, granting officials the authority to deny short-term business and tourism visas if they think the process will be used as part of an automatic citizenship scheme.
“Wherever help is needed and people are suffering you will find dedicated United Nations staff contributing their time, assistance and expertise to positively transform lives and make the world a safer and better place for this and future generations.” The self-serving accolade above comes to us from the United Nations’ web page aimed at attracting new careerists for the global organ-ization’s ever-burgeoning workforce. Sounds very noble and idealistic, right? Too bad the ugly reality of the UN’s record clashes violently with the recruitment propaganda of the UN’s image polishers.
A United Nations agency led by a Communist Chinese agent is sending large amounts of American taxpayer money and Western know-how to the mass-murdering dictatorship ruling North Korea, official UN documents show. Officially, at least, the cash and training is supposed to help the brutal regime in Pyongyang fight alleged man-made “climate change” and access even more UN money. But in reality, analysts suggested the UN funding would almost certainly be used to prop up dictator Kim Jong Un's savage tyranny and lavish lifestyle.
The New York Times, the “paper of record” that was once Stalin’s mouthpiece, has just made news by giving us all the presidential endorsements fit to print. In a first not just for the paper but, perhaps, for any paper, it has chosen two candidates: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). No, the Times isn’t recommending we become like ancient Sparta, which once had two kings; isn’t espousing a binatarian view of two persons in one commander in chief; and isn’t likely trying to help Democrats who vote twice. So what was the paper doing?
In what is being hailed as a “landmark” decision, the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee has ruled that refugees fleeing the so-called climate crisis cannot be sent back to their home countries by countries who offer them temporary sanctuary. The ruling, which is the first of its kind by the international body, cites Articles 6 and 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is said to protect an individual’s inherent right to life.
The Supreme Court rejected petitions by Democrats to fast-track their appeal of a case challenging ObamaCare’s constitutionality, making it unlikely that a decision will be reached by the November elections. The high court’s order, issued Tuesday, stated that the court would not consider the appeal on an expedited basis. It may, however, review the case at a later date, and the timing of that review could be critical.
RICHMOND, Va. — Scores of thousands descended on the Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia Monday. On one of the coldest days of the year, they came to stand up for the right to keep and bear arms. They came from all over Virginia and from across the country. Their message was simple: The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Cato Institute Research Fellow Patrick Eddington recently filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find out if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever conducted surveillance of several organizations dealing with government policy, including my Campaign for Liberty. Based on the FBI’s response, Campaign for Liberty and other organizations, including the Cato institute and the Reason Foundation, may have been subjected to FBI surveillance or other data collection.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to neighboring Colombia, where he met with President Iván Duque and will attend a regional counter-terrorism meeting in Bogota on January 20. By traveling to Colombia, Guaidó defied a travel ban imposed by the nation’s pro-government Supreme Court. It was Guaidó’s first time outside Venezuela since last February, when he defied the travel restriction imposed on him by the Nicolás Maduro administration and attended British philanthropist Sir Richard Branson’s Venezuela Live Aid concert in Colombia, which was held to raise funds and awareness for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman highlights the explosive revelations of Professor Carroll Quigley, a mentor to Bill Clinton. Among other things, Quigley exposed the fact that a secret network that operates much like the right believes communists operate has been playing an enormous but hidden role in world affairs. This “Roundtable Group,” which seeks a global feudalist system that it controls, operates through front groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute on International Affairs. Alex discusses the Quigley books "Tragedy and Hope," and "The Anglo-American Establishment."
A provision of the rules adopted by the Republican-majority Senate will allow a vote to dismiss the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, or move to an immediate verdict, should managers from the House of Representatives — all Democrats hand-picked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — attempt to “hijack and take control of the trial,” according to a source quoted by Breitbart News.
A prominent psychoanalyst is currently on a speaking tour in which he argues that simply being white is a mental condition that one acquires by being born Caucasian. The presentation, entitled “On Having Whiteness,” is being given by Dr. Donald Moss and is targeted toward other psychoanalysts and social workers who can earn continuing education credits for attendance.
She didn’t exactly do the West proud. A Canadian English teacher working in South Korea apparently has a very odd conception of “age appropriate”: She showed a BBC documentary entitled “What does human flesh taste like?” — to a class of children as young as six. Now she faces child-abuse charges and is forbidden from leaving the country.
President Trump chose Thursday — National Religious Freedom Day — to announce a flurry of guidance from nine Executive Branch agencies that not only confirms Americans’ freedom to worship under the First Amendment but rolls back incursions on that freedom that occurred under previous administrations.
On Friday, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the case of Juliana v. the United States — a climate-change lawsuit that asked the court to compel the U.S. government to adopt policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The lawsuit was brought by 15 children in 2015, though of course they were not acting on their own. Behind the lawsuit is the Oregon-based Our Children’s Trust, another left-wing group that uses children as pawns to impose their radical agenda for remaking the world.
The Democrats are going to mess with Texas in 2020. So says Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who predicts that a massive Democrat turnout in the coming November 3 contest will threaten President Trump’s re-election chances. He also states, however, that the impeachment effort has helped Trump, transforming his second-term prospects from “a coin flip” proposition into something greater.
Leftist ideas about eliminating the Electoral College or packing the courts may seem to epitomize total lust for power, but they’re nothing compared to a more recent proposal: to “Pack the Union.” The scheme, laid out in the supposedly prestigious Harvard Law Review, advocates reducing Washington D.C.’s size to just a few federal buildings and then turning the city’s 127 neighborhoods into states. With the area being a Democrat stronghold, this would add 254 far-left senators and 127 far-left representatives to Congress.
Apparently, the defense of the Second Amendment in America can create some unusual alliances. The coming large-scale pro-gun rally scheduled for Monday in Richmond, Virginia, will include the usual pro-gun groups such as the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation. But reportedly alongside those groups will be a local Virginia chapter of the domestic terrorist group Antifa.
During Tuesday night’s Democratic Party presidential debate in Des Moines, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota reiterated her “Decency Check” that she has been touting in recent days, as part of her effort to increase her support before the Iowa caucus contests (the first in the national contest that will ultimately determine the Democratic Party nominee to challenge Republican President Donald Trump).
Even the government’s best intentions usually result in unintended negative consequences, and the new minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1 in 18 states and 19 localities are a prime example of that. The minimum wage hikes have resulted in massive layoffs and higher prices. Most recently, the national restaurant chain Red Robin has announced that it will be forced to eliminate busboys at all of its 570 restaurants to offset the labor increases resulting from the increased salary costs.
In this episode of Behind The Deep State, host Alex Newman exposes one of the Deep State's most important tactics--war and the threat of war. In fact, Alex points out that the globalists themselves have spoken and written openly about how wars help to advance globalism, regional government, and the "New World Order" agenda. With all this current war-mongering surrounding Iran being discussed in the context of World War III, Alex closes by quoting the Founding Fathers on these important issues.
In his book Politics of Prudence, conservative scholar Russell Kirk said, “Any public measure ought to be judged by its probable long-run consequences, not merely by temporary advantage or popularity.” Those words could be describing what happened 100 years ago, on January 17, 1920, when National Prohibition went into effect. Quite popular when it sailed through Congress, the 18th Amendment — allowing Congress to regulate the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors — was ratified by the requisite number of states in 1919, and set to take effect one year later.
Dr. Duke Pesta watched the recent Democratic debate so you didn't have to. The news following this debate seems to showcase how "white" the whole thing was. If any of the candidates truly believed in white privilege, they would have walked off stage and transferred their support to someone of a minority in the name of "identity politics."
Another apparent false-flag attack used in an attempt to stampede Western populations into another war is unraveling. And yet, despite the emergence in recent weeks of even more leaked documents exposing the fraud surrounding the supposed chemical attack in Syria, the establishment media has remained almost completely silent about it. The implications are enormous.
A few years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released two reports detailing enforcement and litigation abuses by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Instead of holding firms accountable when they engage in real discrimination against their employees, the agency has become a government arm for securing high-dollar settlements on dubious grounds.
The centerpiece of Phase One of a new trade deal with China is the pledge China made to purchase at least $200 billion more of American products over the next two years. In addition, it allegedly puts in place enforcement mechanisms to keep China from stealing American companies’ trade secrets and advanced technology.
With all of the pseudo-scientific propoganda being peddled about anthropogenic climate change, people sometimes forget that there are other, far more important drivers of the Earth’s climate than mankind’s carbon dioxide emissions. For example, that big ball of yellow light in the sky (aka the sun) has a huge effect on climate. And according to NASA, this year will mark the lowest level of solar activity in 200 years.
RICHMOND — As the Virginia State Legislature — now firmly in the hands of Democrats — prepares to push for what Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jack Wilson calls “a disarmed, vulnerable, and subservient citizenry,” freedom-loving citizens of the Old Dominion have planned a rally for next Monday to voice their concerns and demand that their right to keep and bear arms is not infringed. In response, Democrat Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and instituted a temporary ban on all weapons on the Capitol grounds.
The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s blood-soaked field marshal in the “forever war” of the Middle East, has begun to roil the politics of both the region and the USA. A stunned and shaken Iran retaliated by firing a dozen missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq. Yet, before launching the attack, Iran signaled that its retaliation would be strictly proportionate, to avoid an escalation.
Some Democrats are angry about their presidential candidates; others are just embarrassed by them. But disturbing these liberals are not their contenders’ radical views — it’s their whiteness. And responding to the matter of race in the race, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez has said, essentially: Don’t look at me. It’s the voters.
A glitch in Facebook’s software allowed the public to see exactly who posts to teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg’s page and, perhaps not surprising, it’s not Greta. The edit history for Greta’s Facebook page shows that the content on the page was posted by her father, Svante Thunberg, and by Indian climate activist Adarsh Prathap, who serves as a delegate to the United Nations on climate change.
The immediate crisis appears to have passed in the wake of the January 3 U.S. surgical drone strike that took out Iran’s master terrorist, Gen. Ghasem Soleimani. Iran responded with predictable public bravado, along with an ineffective missile attack against military bases in Iraq that housed U.S. military personnel. Thankfully and wisely, President Trump chose to de-escalate the conflict, emphasizing that America had no desire for conflict with Iran.
The 90-minute Trump campaign rally held in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9 continued a trend that had held firmly in recent months — 42.8 percent of the 22,927 people attending the event were either a Democrat or an Independent. Broken down, 21.9 percent were Democrats and 20.9 percent of attendees identified as Independents.
On Monday, Virginians continued to take a stand against the Left’s anti-Second Amendment agenda as the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee advanced several anti-gun bills. The Washington Free Beacon reports thousands of people descended on the Capitol to express their opposition to the anti-gun legislation.
Anyone who doubts that the election of socialist Bernie Sanders, also known as “the bum who wants your money,” will usher in a progressive utopia can rest easy. The candidate will end free speech as we know it, “re-educate” Trump-supporting Nazis with his plans for a “free” college education, and set up gulags for resisters.
Almost five years ago, in 2016, a group of state legislators got together in Virginia where they agreed to push for an Article V constitutional convention. Claiming that their proposal would be limited to only the amendments they have in mind, they ignored the historical reality that a constitutional convention (Con-Con) cannot be limited, and can do great harm. This easily understood fact is why there has never been a Con-Con in the 240 years since the U.S. Constitution took effect.
Since 1969, “Virginia Is for Lovers” has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it “one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years.” But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another country than the friendly commonwealth to which this writer moved four decades ago.
In a letter to U.S. senators, tech behemoth Amazon admits that it has fired employees discovered to have been spying on customers using the company’s Ring cameras. Although the Ring cameras were originally marketed as a way to see who’s standing outside the door before opening it, many users have installed the surveillance equipment inside the house.
Washington State Representative Matt Shea , who has been under vicious attack from political opponents and the media, is facing a possible vote of expulsion from the state House of Representatives, when the legislature convenes for the 2020 session on Monday, January 13. Amidst the cacophony of calls for him to resign, Rep. Shea has said, “I will not back down, I will not give in, I will not resign…. I will continue to defend the Constitution against tyranny and fight to protect our God given unalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the ability to defend the same.”
The latest annual report from Planned Parenthood lays plain the grim truth about America’s leading killer of pre-born babies. During fiscal year 2018-19 Planned Parenthood and its sundry medical affiliates performed a total of 345,672 murderous abortions, a deadly increase of 12,915 from last fiscal year and up 24,288 from two years ago. During the latest time frame the abortion business also received an astounding $616 million in government funding via reimbursements and grants.
For Richard Jewell, his temporary job as a security guard at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta was an opportunity to obtain another position in law enforcement. In a few short days, the excitement of the festivities in Centennial Olympic Park would give way to the prospect of a life as an unemployed bachelor, forced to move back in with his mother.
A high-profile anti-gun organization is funded principally by donations over six figures, as revealed in tax reports recently released. The March for Our Lives Action Fund, designated a “social welfare” organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), began its lobbying efforts in the days following the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. Documents filed with the IRS, as required of all 501(c)(4) organizations, reveal that the money paying for the group’s many attempts to disarm American civilians comes from donations in excess of $100,000, belying the image of a movement supported by a broad popular base.
Just as CNN settled Nicholas Sandmann’s $275 million defamation lawsuit for an undisclosed sum, Reza Aslan, a former CNN talker, deleted his nasty tweet that called Sandmann “punchable.” Like much of the radical Left, Aslan vilified Sandman after the Covington Catholic High School student famously stood toe-to-toe with “Native American elder” and fake war hero Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial last year.
The pedophiles are “everywhere, like vultures.” Ex-child actor Corey Feldman was referring to Hollywood when he uttered those words, but child sex abuse appears a problem across pseudo-elite spheres. And just published pictures of former president Bill Clinton living it up aboard deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane — dubbed the “Lolita Express” — are reminding many that the late multi-millionaire was just the tip of a very steamy and sleazy iceberg.
Don’t expect the “Epstein Didn't Kill Himself” memes to go away anytime soon. The latest turn in the case is that someone destroyed the video that recorded the doings outside Jeffrey Epstein’s cell during a suicide attempt by him in July. So not only is video from the night of Epstein's death missing, but also from the night of the claimed suicide attempt.
Iran is strongly denying involvement in the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines jetliner that came down shortly after taking off from Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, though the New York Times has released a video purportedly showing a missile streaking across the sky and striking that plane.
After December’s paradigm-shifting general election in the United Kingdom, it might have seemed a bit anticlimactic, but on Thursday the House of Commons passed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union by a healthy margin of 330 – 231. The vote would seemingly put an end to more than three years of political fearmongering, unwarranted delay and prevarication by “Remainer” politicians and pundits.
Representative Maxine “Mad Max” Waters (D-Calif.) has never been the president’s most level-headed opponent.As delusional as an escapee from Bedlam, she has called for the public harassment of Trump supporters and officials and began barking about impeachment, not even a month after he was inaugurated. Now, we learn, she can’t discern fact from fiction. Last week, she was hoaxed by the same two Russian radio pranksters who fooled another hate-Trump Democrat, Adam Schiff.
The Department of Homeland Security will share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau in keeping with President Trump’s order to collect data on who is an American citizen. The President’s order came after his administration’s effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form was shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
MADRID -- In this interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman at the United Nations COP25 climate summit, Wolfgang Muller of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) explains the enormous harm unleashed on Germany as a result of the German government's “green” policies. He also explains that the man-made global-warming hypothesis, now known as “climate change” or even “climate emergency,” has not been properly debated — much less proven. Instead, ANTIFA terrorists make threats to shut down all debate, as the “green” movement became a “religion” with “dogma” that cannot be questioned.
It’s not King Herod decreeing that male children should be killed, but it certainly is eyebrow-raising: China’s ever-growing, the totalitarian surveillance state is now requiring blood samples from boys in provinces across the nation. This is according to Bitter Winter (BW), a magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China. BW reports that one explanation given to concerned parents of schoolboys was that the program was designed to “prevent children from being lost or abducted.” Of course, though, since girls can be abducted, too, this excuse only further raises suspicions.
Illegal aliens from France are piling into boats and attempting to cross the English Channel. And those illegals are not, of course, French. They are Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians, and others. Even worse, they know that even if they can’t make it across the choppy water if rescued the next stop might well be England, which will never deport them. Thus is the sea-going invasion of nearly 2,000 illegals frighteningly reminiscent of the story that novelist Jean Raspail told in Camp of the Saints, his prophetic, apocalyptic novel about an invasion of the West by penniless hordes of the Third World.
A respected Chinese pastor and vocal critic of the communist Beijing regime has been sentenced to nine years in prison. In direct contradiction to claims of religious freedom for its citizens, Communist China has secretly tried, convicted, and sentenced a popular pastor and Christian leader in southwest China.
The Iraqi Parliament voted on January 5 to eliminate the U.S. troop presence in Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in a phone conversation the same day that Iraqi officials were preparing a memorandum calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces.
It came to pass in the fullness of time that the sons of Seth grew wise in their understanding of the heavens, and having kept the traditions passed down to them through the many ages of man remained faithful to them. At the appointed time on the 25th of each month, they gathered at their Mountain of Victories, where they kept their treasures and their sacred mysteries, and where, their prophecy told them, the Messiah would be announced to them. And though many generations had passed without the fulfillment of the prophecy, they gathered faithfully, in the joy of hope that it would be they that would be chosen of all the generations.
Late U.S. Senator John McCain wasn’t just an enemy of the prisoners of war the U.S. government left behind in Vietnam. He bitterly hated and opposed Donald Trump, so much so that McCain collaborated in the effort to smear the president with the notorious Steele Dossier, assembled by British spy Christopher Steele for Fusion GPS, a paid consultant for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
New Year’s celebrations across Western Europe were again marred by violence, attacks on authorities, and fires. In fact, while firefighters in Brussels, Belgium, planned to be at the ready, they needed police escorts to be free from violence themselves. Yet doing violence to Truth, the reportage on the story has been marred by something else: an almost complete news blackout on the real source of the problems.
A private-investigation firm hired by a woman in Arkansas seeking to resolve her child-support case with Hunter Biden claims to have “lawfully” obtained documents allegedly demonstrating that the former vice president’s son is involved in “a massive, $156 million ‘counterfeiting scheme,’” as revealed to Fox News.
Fortunately, the recent attack on America’s embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, ended without loss of life that occurred in the Benghazi situation during the Obama administration and the humiliation of the Teheran hostage crisis during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. On Tuesday, about 6,000 pro-Iranian Shiite militia stormed the embassy, setting fires and chanting, "Death to America." They destroyed a reception area, smashed windows and sprayed graffiti on walls.
Joe Biden may be tops in national Democrat primary polls, but he certainly doesn’t lead the field in policy analysis if a recently resurfaced video is any indication. In it the ex-vice president condemns and calls “irrational” the very policy that allowed a gun-wielding parishioner to thwart Sunday’s Texas church shooting — and join the countless legal firearm owners who foil crimes every year.
MADRID -- In an apparent effort to hamper American energy and boost Russian fossil fuels, the Kremlin has been pouring money into "green" groups and "climate change" activists. At the United Nations "COP25" summit in Spain this week, The New American magazine's foreign correspondent Alex Newman went looking for answers.