Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Joondeph: China and Clinton Emails: Hack or Invitation?
“What if this wasn’t actually a hack? Instead, what if Mrs. Clinton allowed the Chinese to access her server, knowing full well that she was giving a foreign adversary full access to communications at the highest levels of the U.S. government? Why would she do that? Conspiring with a foreign government or serving as an agent of that government is highly illegal. How ironic if Mrs. Clinton is doing what the Deep State and the media are accusing president Trump of having done. That’s called projection. Given the Clintons’ pattern of behavior, one must assume they were being paid for giving the Chinese access. This is just another form of ‘pay to play.’ Mrs. Clinton would be paid not directly, but instead through her money laundromat, the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton Foundation has ties to the Chinese, as well.”
Matt: New York Socialist Candidate Lied About Immigration Status, Religion, and More
“Julia Salazar. While a Democratic-Socialist today, An explosive piece in Tablet Magazine found that a handful of biographical details Salazar claims are bogus. Salazar has claimed on numerous occasions, both on her campaign website and during speeches, that she’s a Columbian immigrant. Salazar was born in Miami. Salazar has claimed to be a Jewish anti-Zionist. She’s a Christian, and there’s no evidence of Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side (only her father’s, according to her). Jewish lineage is only passed down through the mother. However, Salazar’s brother Alex told Tablet that ‘there was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not raised Jewish.'”
Bastasch: ‘Green’ California Is More Reliant On Foreign Oil Than Ever Before
“There’s a growing call for California Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing oil and natural gas leases in the state, with some even arguing that all state fossil fuel production should be shuttered. […] In fact, more than 56 percent of the crude oil received by California refineries were extracted in foreign countries, according to California Energy Commission data. California, once the third-largest oil state, is now more reliant than ever on foreign oil. The biggest share of California’s oil imports come from Saudi Arabia, . . .”