After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats stormed out of a White House meeting on Syria Wednesday, President Trump suggested that she is either mentally unwell or unpatriotic. “Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her ‘upstairs,’ or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “She had […]
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.
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Project Veritas on Wednesday released a snippet of undercover audio in which CNN president Jeff Zucker is heard encouraging staff to be “fully committed” to taking President Trump’s impeachment seriously, arguing that those who are “covering it up” are “lying.” “We are at an incredibly important time in history and this country and this is the story,” […]
Actress, activist, and Vietnam War traitor Jane Fonda said on CNN Monday that governments that don’t fight climate change should be brought to “a halt.” “This is a collective crisis that required collective action, so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington and I’m going to […]
At a campaign rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota Thursday evening, President Trump assured the massive crowd of supporters that radical, Somali-born Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is actually helping him win in the state. “I think we can win,” Trump said when asked if he thinks he can take Minnesota in the 2020 election. “I think Omar is helping […]
During CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” on Thursday night, presidential contender and radical leftist Elizabeth Warren applauded a “transgender American” child and then suggested the child assist her in choosing an education secretary if she wins the White House. “My name is Jacob, and I am a 9-year-old transgender American,” Jacob Lemay said. Warren and the crowd applauded […]
In an op-ed at the StarTribune last week, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison swore to fight a court’s ruling upholding the right of wedding videographers to create videos in accordance with their faith beliefs about marriage. As reported by Breitbart News, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently ruled in favor of St. Cloud […]
On NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, former CIA Director John Brennan said “there is a real question about the stability” of the United States under President Trump . Asked how the CIA would assess the stability of the American government right now as if it were a foreign power, Brennan replied, “We would look at it as a very […]
On CNN’s OutFront Thursday, CNN contributor and former Barack Obama adviser Van Jones pointed out that Democrats “are in a lose-lose situation” by pursuing the impeachment of President Trump. “It’s a tricky thing, the impeachment process, because for some Republicans it makes them want to rally around the flag,” Jones said. “When I was anti-Bill Clinton from the left in the ’90s, and then they tried to impeach […]
In a speech Wednesday evening in Reno, Nevada, presidential contender Joe Biden responded to President Trump’s allegations of corruption by asserting, “I’m not going anywhere!” Biden is correct, but not in the defiant way he intended. He is indeed going nowhere, as his momentum in the race for the Democrat nomination has stalled while competitor Elizabeth Warren has taken […]
The Indivisible Team (IT) was established by a group of five former Democratic congressional staffers in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 2016 presidential election. One of the five founders, IT board president Ezra Levin, had previously served as associate director of government affairs at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, […]
Honor The Earth (HTE) was established in 1993 by Winona LaDuke and the Indigo Girls music duo, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. LaDuke has served as the group’s executive director since its inception. HTE’s twofold mission is to “create awareness and support for Native environmental issues,” and to “develop needed financial and political resources for the survival […]
Indivisible is an organization that seeks to persuade Americans – particularly young people – to believe that big, centralized government can benefit society in a multitude of ways that the private sector cannot. In short, Indivisible’s objective is to “energiz[e] and infor[m] Americans about government’s potential” to ensure “a safe, healthy, just and prosperous future” for […]
Upon its inception in 1919, the CPUSA was inextricably linked to the Soviet Communist International (Comintern), which was controlled by Moscow leadership and possessed “uncontested authority” over all international parties. When it was founded, the Party had approximately 50,000 members. By the 1920s, the CPUSA’s membership had dwindled to approximately 15,000 because the Comintern forced it […]
Inspired by the example of the United Kingdom-based group known as Militant Tendency, Socialist Alternative (SA) is a Trotskyist revolutionary political party that first emerged in the U.S. as “Labor Militant” in 1986. A decentralized entity with branches of varying sizes and levels of activity in almost 50 American cities, SA proudly claims to be “in political […]
was born as JoAnne Deborah Byron, in Queens, New York, on July 16, 1947. After dropping out of high school, she earned a GED equivalency diploma, attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College for a short time, and eventually graduated from the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1970. In April 1967 she married fellow CCNY student […]