Univision anchor and hot-take machine Enrique Acevedo is facing self-inflicted backlash over his dismissal of Florida Hispanics’ refusal to embrace Bernie Sanders as a result of being “manipulated.” It all started when The View contributor and CNN analyst Ana Navarro weighed in on the potential damage that a Sanders candidacy would inflict on the remainder of the Florida ballot, which is to say that she is not at all down with the Sandernista Revolution. Acevedo then decided to jump in with an unfortunate quote-tweet of his own:
During MSNBC’s Friday night post-debate coverage, Hardball host Chris Matthews behaved like a man possessed, hellbent on informing all about the deadly dangers posed by communism and socialism, how concerns during the Cold War were real, and Bernie Sanders might not be looking to just remake America into a socialist country a la Denmark.
A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” Let's examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute's recently released annual study “Economic Freedom of the World,” prepared by Professors James Gwartney, Florida State University; Robert A. Lawson and Ryan Murphy of Southern Methodist University; and Joshua Hall, West Virginia University, in cooperation with the Economic Freedom Network.
Amazon's Jack Ryan is back with a second season of the spy thriller. I loved the first season, full of action and patriotic pro-American fun. They got a little more political in this season and, Hollywood being Hollywood, they get it all wrong.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) came to The View on Friday to talk about his book about why socialism is wrong for America. However his ideas were so unpopular with The View hosts and audience that this part of the interview only lasted three minutes.
In addition to grading individual candidate performances, media often reverts to its favorite topic: the media. But many in the media have misread, and subsequently misinterpreted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ performance in last night’s ABC-Univision Democratic presidential debates.
It’s actually possible to ask 2020 Democratic candidates questions that conservatives want answered. Thursday’s debate was proof that it can be done. To be clear, there were plenty of liberal questions, including wondering how forcible gun confiscation “will work.” Yet, ABC did manage some queries of interest to conservatives, including demanding answers on eliminating private health insurance, not speaking out on socialist dictators and calling Trump voters racist.
An unexpected update of the classic Monopoly game sparked an argument between liberals and conservatives because it lampooned socialism. Hasbro’s new Monopoly Socialism board game spawned a viral Twitter argument as well as a defense from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX. The packaging calls it “a parody of the classic,” and says “winning is for capitalists” and “what’s yours is ours.” Rutgers history professor and Japan historian Nick Kapur called it “mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed” as he launched a series of tweets about the rules and language of the new version of the game.
President Trump has repeatedly promised, “America will never be a socialist country.” Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism. We may not be at the stage Bernie Sanders would advocate, but more millennials appear to favor a system under which they have never lived. Free stuff is appealing until one realizes its costs.
On CNN Newsroom Thursday, anti-gun host Brooke Baldwin touted Uruguay and Venezuela posting travel warnings to their citizens after the two recent mass shootings, warning about Americans "indiscriminate possession of firearms." Towards the end of the 2pm hour, she brought on an liberal comedian, Arturo Castro, to explain to the CNN audience how absurd it is that Americans have access to guns.
The likelihood I would ever be invited to serve on a network panel questioning the Democratic presidential candidates is equivalent to an invitation to take the next trip to the moon. Still, as I tortured myself watching the two “debates,” which were not really debates, but mostly a show of memorized sound bites, I thought of unasked questions that ought to have been put to them all
On Thursday, a fiery explosion erupted from a Twitter exchange between liberal horror author Stephen King, conservative radio host Dan Bongino and writer/producer Craig Mazin over the latter's HBO miniseries Chernobyl.