Connect with us

Everything

Big changes at The New Americana… including a new managing editor

Published

on

When we started down the road of building a conservative news aggregator to compete with sites like Drudge Report, we knew we needed firepower. After all, Drudge has billions of pageviews and dozens of years on us, so any form of “competition” would require more than just cloning and hoping for the best.

We decided early on that there were certain things we could do to be better. First, we wanted original content. People appreciated educated and fresh perspectives, so getting writers together to discuss the news and report it appropriately through a lens of conservative reality made sense.

The other thing we needed more than anything was the best work ethic in the industry. That meant staying on top of the news, bringing it to light faster, and having a willingness to look deeper into things than most journalists would. Early on, this was easy. Over time, things happened that prevented me from being able to fulfill the commitment. Personal challenges popped up (new baby with a major heart defect due later this month!), but the most time-consuming factor was development of the Federalist Party. Things have accelerated much more quickly with the party than I ever expected.

We called on you, the readers and supporters of this site, to help us hire writers and editors who could fill the gap. Today, I’m pleased to announce that your contributions have yielded their first fruits: we hired Steve Berman as our new Managing Editor. You may have read his stories on places like The Resurgent and The Stream among others. Now, he’s bringing his talents to TNA as well.

The battle isn’t over. I still need to be able to get him assistance and to sustain his commitment to TNA long-term, so the call for help is still extremely valid. If anything, it’s now more important than ever to get support. We must be able to build a strong and robust aggregator and news site. To do this, we need the aforementioned firepower. Steve’s the first new missile we’re adding to the ship.

As always, we need writers as well. We’re not in a position to pay them yet, but the goal is to grow the site to the point that we can reimburse people for their efforts. In the meantime, we’re still looking for volunteers who want a place where their voice can be heard. Please email editor@thenewamericana.com if you’re interested.

Steve is ushering in the next level of awesomeness we need at The New Americana and America itself. You’ll soon see design changes, perhaps a new logo, fresh content, and a lot more updates than we’ve had in the recent past. We’re excited to start this next chapter.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. christian1724

    June 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I hope you’ll make an extra effort to link to conservative and respectable news outlets and much less often to NYT, WaPo, Yahoo news,…etc. Why not promote fair mindedness whenever possible over the msm,

  2. christian1724

    June 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Drudge drove and incredible amount of traffic to sites like NYT, WaPo, Politico, etc. I hope you’ll link to fair minded and conservative sites when ever possible and drive the traffic to place that we wish to see succeed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Federalists

What Stacey Abrams gets right about moving forward from the Georgia election

Published

on

What Stacey Abrams gets right about moving forward from the Georgia election

Democrat Stacey Abrams possesses some pretty radical political ideologies. I completely disagree with her far-leftist rhetoric or the agenda she hoped to bring to Georgia as governor. Republican Brian Kemp is the next governor, which even Abrams admits.

But she refuses to concede that she actually lose the election. She’s clear that Kemp is the governor-elect, but she falls just short of saying that his victory is illegitimate.

That’s all political theater. Here’s what she gets right. Georgia and many states need to clean up their election practices. Laws should be passed. Other laws should be removed. Ballot access for American citizens must be protected and the process must be made as easy as possible without jeopardizing accuracy or opening the doors to fraud.

Most importantly, this must be done through a combination of the legal system and the state legislature. At no point should she or anyone else try to turn this into a federal issue.

People on both sides of the political aisle seem to be leaning towards fixing election problems at the national level. This would be a huge mistake. The states must clean their own houses. The residents of the states must be the catalyst. Keep DC out of it.

Continue Reading

Entertainment and Sports

Theismann ‘turned away’ after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

Published

on

Theismann turned away after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field.

One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann, was at Sunday’s game and sensed the same — all-too-familiar with what a season-ending broken leg looks and feels like.

Exactly 33 years to the day after Theismann’s gruesome injury during a nationally televised game , Smith went down with breaks to his right fibula and tibia midway through the third quarter of Washington’s 23-21 loss to the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday and was replaced at QB by backup Colt McCoy. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Smith would have surgery “right away.”

“I saw a pile of people go down, and then I saw Alex’s leg in the position it was in. And I turned away after that. It brought back vivid memories,” said Theismann, hurt when hit by Lawrence Taylor during a Redskins’ victory over the New York Giants on Nov. 18, 1985.

“This date has always been a day in my life that I’ll never forget,” Theismann said in a telephone interview.

“My immediate thought was that my heart went out to him. I feel so bad for him. I know the road ahead. We’re somewhat similar in age (when the injuries happened). He’s not 25 or 26 years of age. I was 35; he’s 34. How long will it take to come back? What is the severity?” Theismann added, saying he sent Smith a text message of support. “I worry less about Alex and his football career than I do Alex and wanting to be able to do the things in life he wants to do.”

Smith was in his first season with the Redskins after arriving in a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs. He had thrown two first-half interceptions Sunday, one returned 101 yards for a TD by Texans safety Justin Reid, as Washington fell behind 17-7.

McCoy helped Washington score a pair of TDs, including on his 9-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed on the backup QB’s first pass in a regular-season game since 2015.

Now Gruden will have a short week to help McCoy make his first NFL start since 2014: Washington (6-4) plays at Dallas (5-5) on Thanksgiving Day with first place in the NFC East on the line.

“I’ve still got to knock a little rust off,” said McCoy, who went 6 for 12 for 54 yards passing and ran five times for 35 yards after replacing Smith.

McCoy tried to lead the Redskins to the go-ahead points, but their last drive stalled, and Dustin Hopkins tried a 63-yard field goal that fell well short.

The injury came when Smith was first hit by cornerback Kareem Jackson, then by defensive end J.J. Watt. Before Smith was driven off the field, players from both teams left the sidelines to offer well wishes. He waved to spectators as he was taken away.

“We’re all gutted for Alex,” Watt said. “I feel absolutely terrible for him. It sucks. It’s the worst part of the game.”

With Smith headed to injured reserve, McCoy is the only QB on Washington’s roster, so the team will need to find a backup somewhere. Gruden said he hoped to have someone signed by Monday.

McCoy hasn’t worked with the first-team offense for the past few years, but Gruden said he still thinks his new starter at quarterback has a “great comfort level, I believe.”

“He hasn’t played a whole lot. So we’ll see how he does,” Gruden said. “But I have confidence in Colt. Always have.”

___

Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter.

Continue Reading

Quotes

Benjamin Netanyahu replies to calls for an early election in Israel

Published

on

Benjamin Netanyahu replies to calls for an early election in Israel

Israel is in the midst of political turmoil. The current government is held together by a razor-thin majority coalition. The Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, just took over as Defense Minister following the resignation of Avigdor Liberman last week. A tenuous cease fire is in place with Hamas in Gaza.

Now isn’t the time to be calling for early elections, the Prime Minister said.

Netanyahu meets with coalition partner to stop government collapse

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/18/netanyahu-israel-prime-minister-meets-with-coalition-partner-to-stop-government-collapseThe Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is meeting with his top coalition partner in a “last effort” to prevent the collapse of his government which has been rocked by the resignation of its defence minister over a ceasefire agreement with Gaza militants.

Speaking at his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said it would be unwise to embark on a divisive election campaign during such a sensitive time for Israeli security. He said he would try to convince the finance minister, Moshe Kahlon, and his centrist Kulanu party to stay in the fold.

“We are in one of the most complex security situations and during a period like this, you don’t topple a government. During a period like this, you don’t go to elections.”

He’s right. There are times when government shakeups simply don’t make sense. This is one of them for Israel. That’s not to say there’s ever a good time for a shakeup in Israel, but the last thing they need right now is another distraction.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement Donate to NOQ Report

Facebook

Twitter

Trending

Copyright © 2018 NOQ Report