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Our vision at The New Americana is to be the news aggregator of choice for conservatives. That means not just being an alternative to Drudge, but to become our own center of conservative news and a voice for people who are tired of tribal politics and the single-party hegemony of the Republican-Democrats or Democrat-Republicans.

That’s why the Federalist Party is so invested in this site. There exists no better expression of American political will than creating a new political party.

For our vision to succeed, we must make this website stand out like a lighthouse in foggy sea. That’s not easy when the Internet is full of clickbait, invented stories, and uninformed commentary–never mind the sewer of some parts of social media.

The latest revision of The New Americana’s layout is intended to be reader-friendly and modern. We kept flashy graphics to a minimum, yet we wanted to highlight important stories and make it easy to take in the important issues of the day at a glance.

But a new and beautiful layout is not enough.

In order to make money, we have to get at least 20,000 visitors a day, and that’s just the bare minimum. We really need to get 50-, 100- or 200,000 visitors a day. By comparison, Drudge got 31 million visitors yesterday. If we got just 0.5% of that number, we have succeeded.

We can’t get there just doing what Drudge does, even if we do a better job (and I believe we do). The New Americana needs unique and original content.

Since I’ve been on board we’ve brought in a few writers, some new and some who have contributed in the past. We’re glad to have Eric Dixon, Jeremy Frankel, Konstantinos Roditis, David Boarman, Dan Alexander, Deborah Wiseman, Paul Caputo and my old friend Kelly Burke. But to succeed, we need daily content and a lot more writers.

If we get to a point where we are generating cash instead of consuming it, we will be able to pay writers, but right now, it’s a labor of love and determination.

If you have written a blog, or worked as a reporter or writer, and share our absolute disgust at the state of tribal politics, please email me and join us as a contributor.

Beyond writers, we need engaged readers. We want to provide content you like, and not waste time with content you don’t like. Now I could go out and get some expensive “like” buttons for stories like Facebook has, but you probably won’t click them. (In fact, JD Rucker told me he once spent considerable effort to add a “tweet” button to links and nobody used it.)

I’m asking you to simply to email me and let me know what you want to see.

To gain more readers, I ask you to share our site on social media. We’ll figure out some ways to make that easy for you, but just sharing The New Americana on Facebook and Twitter, or telling your friends to use us as a news home page would be enough for now.

Last is purely about money. I hate to talk about money but we’re not communists here running on the government dime. To succeed it will take money, and I humbly covet your contribution to our GoFundMe crowdfunding effort. We don’t need much, but every dime will help us.

Please consider giving whatever you can.

Last, I’m trying out a new logo. If you like this one, email me and let me know. I’ve got a few other logo candidates I’ll rotate through the site and whichever one is most popular with readers will stay.

You can help write our future. 

Managing Editor of NOQ Report. Serial entrepreneur. Faith, family, federal republic. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity, not seeking the truth

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Jim Acosta is building his own celebrity not seeking the truth

The press shouldn’t be part of the news. It happens from time to time based upon proximity; because they have to be close to situations, they occasionally get drawn in. What a good journalist should never do is intentionally insert himself into the news, but that seems to be exactly what CNN’s Jim Acosta is doing.

He doesn’t care about reporting. It’s as if he now enjoys being the news. That’s the only logical conclusion one can come up with when viewing his actions over the past several months. Once an obscure media figure during the Obama era, Acosta has found true celebrity status by going after the President and his staff.

He tasted blood and he liked it. Now, it seems he’s addicted to it.

The latest “outburst” against him came from the President himself. It happened during an event with the President of Kazakhstan in which Acosta asked an unrelated question:

‘OUT!’ Trump orders CNN star Jim Acosta to leave Oval Office after reporter’s newest outburst

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-newest-outburst.html“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.

“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.

That’s all acceptable, albeit slightly inappropriate considering the reason for the event. Acosta took it up several notches with his followup question:

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color.”

This was intended to insert himself into the news once again. It’s a ridiculous question to ask and embarrassed the President and the nation on an international stage. “Journalists” like Acosta are willing to harm the country and its people as long as they can harm the President at the same time.

I’ve treated the President fairly since he was elected. When he pushes a big-government agenda, I voice my concerns. When he does well, I give praise. I would never attempt to shame him (and the nation as a result) with petulant outbursts of absurd questions. Jim Acosta apparently doesn’t hold such standards.

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

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The strange tale of the Turpin family

Abuse of children is one of the most horrible things anyone can do. Rarely do I even read stories about abuse. I know it exists. I’m against it. I don’t want reminders of how evil some people really are. The story of the Turpin family drew me in and made me weep for a world that allows such things to happen.

Here’s the story, followed by my brief thoughts:

California family: Parents charged after children found shackled

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/us/california-turpin-13-siblings-held-captive/index.htmlDavid, 57, and Louise, 49, are accused of holding their children captive in their Perris, California, home in filthy conditions, some of them shackled to beds with chains and padlocks. The 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29.

The parents are charged with torture and child endangerment, and scheduled for a court hearing Thursday. Bail was set at $9 million each. It was not immediately clear if the suspects had attorneys or whether they had entered a plea.

On Sunday, one of their daughters, a 17-year-old, managed to escape from their home by climbing out a window and called 911 from a deactivated cell phone she found in the house, police said. She told officers her parents were holding her 12 siblings captive inside the home, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

My Take

There’s a danger here. We have to be mindful of children who are being abused. Unfortunately, that also means there will be times when the state must intervene. Any time that happens, I get worried. I want as little intervention as possible and only when absolutely necessary. The story of the Turpin family is an example of it being necessary.

The problem is that this evil was allowed to continue for decades. How can that happen? How do we respect the rights of parents and embrace a non-interfering government when there are people like the Turpins in the world? It’s a slippery slope and I have no answers.

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Is the Republican Party racist?

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Is the Republican Party racist

Racism isn’t broken down by party lines. There are racists in every political party in America. Some are more public than others, but generally speaking it’s clear there are racists everywhere. Thankfully, there are fewer of them today than in the past. A good part of the reason for this is cultural, but politically it’s been the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party, that has championed the cause of equal rights.

Unfortunately, there are two things that are changing the way history is perceived by many Americans. The first is a false narrative created by both mainstream media and liberal activists who paint the GOP as racists. The second is the reality of conservative values. While the fight for smaller government and more freedom is a righteous one, it’s also a fight that is more appealing to racists than the liberal ideologies of more government and less freedom.

Historically, the evidence is clearly on the side of the GOP, as this PragerU video demonstrates.

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