Rebecca Mansour

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Barbara Bush (1925-2018), a Life in Photos

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the wife of America’s 41st president and mother of its 43rd, passed away on Tuesday evening in Houston, Texas, with her husband of 73 years holding her hand. This is her life in photos.

5 ‘Secret Empires’ Bombshell Revelations

Four-time New York Times bestselling investigative journalist Peter Schweizer has garnered a reputation for unearthing never-before-revealed facts about how political elites enrich themselves. Here are five China-related revelations Schweizer exposes in his new book “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.”

Mansour — The Premature ‘End of History’: the Fall of Soviet Union in 1991 and the Rise of China in 2017

When the Soviet Union collapsed on December 26, 1991, foreign policy pundits were eager to embrace Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” argument that the world – now in tune with peaceful victorious American ideals – would be concerned henceforth with “economic calculation, the endless solving of technical problems, environmental concerns, and the satisfaction of sophisticated consumer demands.” But we know that not everyone around the world was, or is, eager to embrace Western liberal democracy. In fact, just about every other country has its own ideas as to how it should operate, and these ideas have little, if anything, to do with the theorizing of American savants. One such country is China.

Grassroots Group Urges Major Retailers to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Again

President Donald Trump famously declared that “we’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” With Christmas less than two weeks away, however, numerous major retailers have decided to forgo saying “Merry Christmas” altogether or are sticking with the politically correct “Happy Holidays” greeting. But a nonprofit group dedicated to combatting political correctness and protecting religious freedoms is fighting back with a new initiative called Bring Back Christmas. Their goal: urge retailers to return Christmas to its rightful place in American culture.

US President Donald Trump Trump kicked off his cabinet meeting by claiming that his White House had achieved "amazing results"

Former Bush Aide Michael Gerson: ‘Time to Panic’ About POTUS; WaPo Explains How Trump’s Cabinet Can Remove Him

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, a former senior aide to President George W. Bush, urges Republicans to join Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) in publicly raising two questions: “Is Trump psychologically and morally equipped to be president? And could his unfitness cause permanent damage to the country?” If they agree with Corker, then Gerson exhorts them to act on their convictions.

NYT: What if Steve Bannon Is Right?

New York Times columnist Timothy Egan asks if President Trump’s former chief strategist and Breitbart’s current Executive Chairman Steve Bannon is right in believing that economic nationalism will defeat the Democrats’ identity politics at the ballot box. Egan writes that Democrats must “grab the economic nationalism argument from Bannon.”

The Economist Exclusive — The Future of Bannonism: ‘The Judeo-Christian Liberal West Won’

President Trump’s former chief strategist and current Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon invited the editors of The Economist to his home for a candid discussion about the future of the populist economic nationalist movement and the civilizational challenges that will pit “the Judeo-Christian liberal West” against globalist mercantilist forces from China to Silicon Valley.

Glenn Beck and Samantha Bee Bond Over Their Fear and Loathing of Trump

TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck interviewed Full Frontal host Samantha Bee on his show Thursday as the first part in an effort between the rightwing talker and the leftwing comedian to find common ground and bond over their mutual distress at the election outcome, the dangers of “fake news,” and their desire to “stand up for people who are imperiled” now that Trump won.

Glenn Beck Sours on Cruz: I Should Have Backed Rubio

In a long and often rambling discussion following a contentious interview on Monday with Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Glenn Beck criticized the Texas Senator’s justifications for finally endorsing Republican nominee Donald Trump. The radio talker even declared at one point that he should have backed Senator Marco Rubio for president, instead of throwing his full support to Cruz in the GOP primary.