Friday on MSNBC’s Craig Melvin Reports, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn confessed that “there’s no way to pay” for President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” spending package, which the Biden administration ludicrously claims will come with “zero cost” to the American people. “I don’t think that anyone ever thought that after doing the rescue plan of […]
About Discover The Networks
Welcome to DiscoverTheNetworks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The DiscoverTheNetworks website is a "Guide to the Political Left." It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left, and also the institutions that fund and sustain the left; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left's (often hidden) programmatic agendas; and it provides an understanding of the left's history and ideas.
The site is made up of two principal data elements along with a powerful search engine to locate and explore the information stored. The first of these elements is a database of PROFILES of individuals, groups and institutions, which can be accessed through the gray buttons on the home page, or through the DTN DIRECTORY on the navigation bar. The PROFILES provide thumbnail sketches of histories, agendas and (where significant) funding sources. The information has been culled from public records readily available on the Internet and in books and other sources whose veracity and authenticity are easily checked.
The second data element of this site consists of a library of articles, both scholarly and journalistic, which analyze the relationships disclosed in the database and the issues they raise. These articles have been entered into the database and linked in the RESOURCES columns that appear on the PROFILE pages. The judgments that inform these analyses are subjective, reflecting informed opinion about the matters at hand. In every case possible, their authors and sources are identified so that users of the database can form their own judgments and opinions about the reliability and value of the analyses.
DiscoverTheNetworks is an ambitious undertaking that would not have been possible before the creation of the Internet, with the storage capacities and data linkage features that digital space affords and that such an undertaking requires. As a result of the information that these technologies make available, a user of this site can follow the networks described in the database to arrive at a new understanding of the forces that define our social reality and shape our collective futures.
The database will readily answer many questions that previously would have required volumes of printed text to establish. The primary question is: "Is there a left?" Since the early 1970s, radical activists began referring to themselves as "liberals" (in part to distance themselves from their failures as a socialist left). A sympathetic media culture went along with this deception, with the result that the word "left" has all but disappeared from the political lexicon. The spectrum of views is now regularly described in the media culture as extending from "liberal" to "moderate" to "conservative" or "right," as though a left did not exist or was so marginal as not to matter.
Entries by Discover The Networks
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate Facebook for allegedly aiding illegal immigration into the United States by allowing people to post instructions on the social media platform about how to illegally enter foreign countries. Facebook admitted in a private letter to Brnovich that it lets people share information on how to illegally immigrate or […]
Breitbart News reports that the campaign of radical Rep. Cori Bush, a very vocal supporter of defunding police departments, has spent over $130,000 for her personal security services. Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat. In a video from August when Bush was asked about this hypocrisy, she ranted, “They would rather I die? You would rather me die? […]
Despite growing nationwide outrage from parents angry about schoolchildren being indoctrinated with the racist ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a CRT activist and racial radical has appointed to the position of Special Assistant in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach. Precious McKesson, Chair of the Nebraska Democrat Black Caucus, recently co-wrote an op-ed for […]
Wednesday on CNN’s OutFront, voter fraud enthusiast and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed falsely that Republican state lawmakers putting forth election integrity legislation is a continuation of the January 6 Capitol Hill chaos she calls an “assault on our democracy.” “My responsibility is to do what I can to ensure that no matter who you are, and no […]
In news that will come as a surprise to no sentient being in the entire world, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday found that the majority of Americans believe catastrophically incompetent President Joe Biden, who had made “unity” a central theme of his election, has done a “poor” job of uniting the country. Fifty-three percent said he has […]
In a memorandum issued on Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI to combat purported “threats of violence” against school administrators from so-called “hate groups” — by which he means parents justifiably outraged over the leftist indoctrination that passes for K-12 education in American schools. Garland expressed concern about a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, […]
Breitbart News reports that the disgraced, far-left smear organization known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has reinvented its social justice Teaching for Tolerance education program and rebranded it Learning for Justice (LFJ), with an online magazine touting one of its goals: “to dismantle white supremacy.” “Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern […]
The New York Times corrected an article from last week which asserted that horseback Border Patrol agents used their reins to “strike at running migrants. The Times‘ correction states the original version of the article “overstated what is known about the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback.” “Overstated” is an understatement, or at least a euphemism for […]
A number of open-borders organizations linked to billionaire financier George Soros deployed activists across Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, demanding “citizenship for all” illegal aliens living in the United States. After Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that a massive amnesty plan for illegal aliens could not be slipped into Senate Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, groups like CASA […]
Traitorous Gen. Mark Milley reportedly suggested the 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots, which caused an estimated one billion dollars in damage, were trivial, according to authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in the book Peril. “Mr. President, they are not burning it down,” Milley told former President Trump about the riots sparked by George Floyd’s death. “We’re a […]
Both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including chairman Bob Menendez, expressed mounting frustration Tuesday with the Biden administration after Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin refused to appear before the Committee to answer questions about the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to Breitbart News. “I’m very disappointed that Secretary Austin declined our request to testify today. A full […]
In the first congressional hearing on the botched Afghanistan withdrawal on Monday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), an Army veteran and double amputee, blasted hapless Secretary of State Antony Blinken, telling him families of the killed 13 service members deserve real answers over what happened. Mast queried Blinken about the leaked transcript that showed Biden pressuring Ghani to change the […]
As hapless, doddering President Joe Biden struggles and fails on every major issue facing the country, his equally unqualified and incompetent Vice President Kamala Harris is more or less Missing In Action. For two weeks, since August 26, while Biden bungled the withdrawal from Afghanistan and single-handedly flipped the war on terror in favor of our jihadist enemies, Harris has […]
Friday on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, racist propagandist Joy Reid declared falsely that Republicans can’t claim to be pro-life if they ban COVID mask mandates, “put bounties on pregnant women,” and support former President Donald Trump, who still lives in the heads of Democrats rent-free. “You can’t call yourself a pro-life party if your policy goals are to allow […]