*The government reported that wages grew 2.9% last month. That is the sharpest advance since 2009 when the country was coming out of a deep recession.*
*In addition, employment continues to improve as people leave part time jobs and take full time jobs. The graphic shows total employment gains in the past year. But, part of that is 200,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, just as the President promised on the campaign.*
This graphic doesn’t show that unemployment in the black and Hispanic communities are down to their lowest levels in decades.
*We saw heroes rise in the House Chamber and we saw the Congressional Black Caucus members in kente cloth scowling through the good news about African-American unemployment. Rep. Pelosi grimaced and Senator Schumer glared through President Trump’s appeal for bipartisanship. Senator Booker stared hatefully and Elizabeth Warren ranted hysterically on Twitter.*
By Daniel Greenfield
There are two stories of America. One is the American story and the other the un-American story.
On one side there are pilgrims settling a new land and on the other colonists ethnically cleansing the native population. One side sees war heroes and the other sees killers. One sees brave police officers and the other genocidal bigots in uniform. One sees America. And the other hates it.
At the State of the Union, we saw those two halves divide up the House Chamber. We saw American elected officials stand for the flag, for the anthem, for veterans, for Jerusalem and for In God We Trust. And we saw the un-American officials selected by corrupt urban machine politics stay seated.
The leaders of America and un-America were there in one room while America’s story was told.
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Here is a wonderful, if terribly sad, video of students at NYU criticizing President Trump’s State of the Union speech. The problem is that he hasn’t given the speech yet. These students are part of a human echo chamber where they have leftist teachers fill-ing their heads and then they bounce the same ideas off each other with no place for differing ideas, or, God forbid, the truth.
*Under President Trump #unemployment amongst #blacks has fallen to a multi-year low and #foodstamp recipients have also declined.*
*No one ever called Donald #Trump a #racist until he ran against #Hillary.*
This is the best summary I have run across of the past year in Washington.
By Daniel Greenfield
A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers.
At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI and the DOJ, there was a nameless “secret society”. Its details are being derived from text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok, a disgraced member of Mueller’s team, and his mistress, Lisa Page, who worked for FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Previous Strzok texts had spoken of taking out “insurance” against a Trump win. This was all the more significant since Strzok had investigated Hillary and interviewed Flynn. He was a crucial figure in both the investigations of Hillary Clinton and President Trump.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy…
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Racism is the old faithful, and totally overused, weapon of the left wing that seems to never wear out.
By Ann Coulter
One thing no liberal will ever turn down is the opportunity to get a standing ovation for accusing someone else of racism.
Democrats have placed their opening bid in the immigration talks on Trump’s 10-yard line — a hilariously unbalanced “compromise” that is worse than their original proposal. Now, they are battering him with accusations of racism to force him into an amnesty deal that he was specifically elected to prevent.
Forced to choose, soccer moms are going with MSNBC — and, hey, if that means we’ll still have Rosa to clean the house, well, that’s OK, too!
Liberals have gotten a free ride for too long on using phony claims of “racism” to promote policies that hurt black people but help themselves. It’s like spoiling a kid; by the time he’s 15, it’s impossible to get him to clean his room.
The virtue signalers have been…
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*Despite hysterical claims of racism by his critics on the left, President Trump’s economic policies have shrunk both Hispanic and black unemployment in the first year of his presidential term.*
*No one ever called Donald Trump a racist until he ran against Hillary Clinton for President.*
Last week, they were shouting that sending Salvadorians back to El Salvador, a country run by gangs, was a monstrous act. But now suddenly El Salvador and Haiti are misunderstood paradises. If they’re such wonderful places, then let’s send the TPS recipients there. If they’re holes, then tell the truth.
By Daniel Greenfield
12,513 Afghans became permanent residents in ’16. Their country is in the middle of an endless civil war between the Islamic terrorists who hate us and the Islamic terrorists who really, really hate us.
Only 31% of the population of Afghanistan can read. Around 1,000 of the Afghans we took in have jobs. 8,190 don’t have jobs. 3,158 are marked as unknown. That’s an 8% employment rate.
The left has been shrieking that wrapping up Temporary Protected Status for aliens from El Salvador will wreak havoc on our businesses and economy. In ’16, we took in 23,449 Salvadorans. Around 3,000 have jobs. The other 20,000 don’t seem to.
Before TPS ended for El Salvador, it ended for Haiti. 23,584 Haitians became permanent residents in ’16. Haiti is a permanent disaster. So are its immigrants. Only 2,691 or 11% are employed.
And in ’16, we also took in…
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