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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Famed Liberal Says
Biden is Creating "a Totalitarian State Before Our Eyes"

Selwyn Duke
Naomi Wolf, liberal journalist and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton, used to be a stone-faced feminist. But after a professed 2006 religious conversion, her personality, if not her politics, appeared to change. And now she has attracted attention again, this time with a more worldly eye-catching statement: America is becoming a "totalitarian state before our eyes" under the Joe Biden administration. In fact, we're now in the last step in what Wolf has defined as the 10 steps to fascism.

Out of Control: Why Public Employee Unions
Don't Serve the Public's Best Interests

Philip K. Howard
It's time to rethink the role of public employee unions in democratic governance. Public union intransigence has contributed to two of the most socially destructive events in the COVID-19 era. Rebuilding the economy after the pandemic ends also will be more difficult if state and local governments have to abide by featherbedding and other artificial union mandates. Public employee unions are politically impregnable, but their corrosion of first principles of democratic governance may leave them open to constitutional attack.

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Week ending 28 February 2021

ChiCom Joe and the Appeasers
Mark Alexander
The consequences of Biden's current appeasement with Iran are dire. Recall that Obama's appeasement gave rise to the Islamic State, which led to a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions. Get ready for more of the same. That notwithstanding, of much greater significance to our national security, Biden's appeasement model with Iran forebodes a far more dangerous reversal of policies – those with the Red Chinese communists.
"Equality Act" Passed House Again –
Here are the Problems and the Fools Who Voted for It

Faye Higbee
In 2019, the "Equality Act" passed the House of Representatives but was stopped in the Senate. Today, in 2021, it passed the House again, with three so-called 'Republicans' voting for it. This time remains a question whether the Senate can stop it. The Act literally destroys sports for girls (Title IX), adherence to biological science for genders, privacy in bathrooms for girls, destroys the First Amendment on its way, especially religious freedom. There is nothing "equal" about the "Equality act."
Contact your Senators to vote against HR 5
6 Reasons to Oppose the Orwellian 'Equality Act'
Tyler O'Neil
The bill would amend federal law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among other things. It would expand the arenas in which non-discrimination law applies and explicitly gut religious freedom protections. In true Orwellian fashion, the Democrats have crafted an Equality Act that will promote inequality, enabling the government to privilege LGBT ideology over the Americans who disagree, for religious or other reasons.
What Multiculturalism Has Wrought
Kenny Xu
On his final day in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized multiculturalism in a tweet. "Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms – they're not who America is," he wrote. "They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker."
See Theodore Roosevelt on immigration
COVID Relief Bill Creates Rift Between Mainstream Democrats and
Party's Left Flank

A brawl is brewing between liberal and moderate Democrats. One can find evidence of this fight in the battle to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the latest coronavirus relief bill. This doesn’t bode well for progressive initiatives like gun restrictions, climate change legislation and immigration reform. A failure to translate those campaign promises into legislative achievements could drive progressives up the wall by the end of this Congress.
We Now Know the Texas Blackouts Were Deliberate
Ethan Huff
Just as many suspected, Texas' "independent" energy grid is controlled by the feds at the end of the day. Washington, D.C., decides how much energy Texas is allowed to produce, keeping a low cap in order to fight "global warming" and "climate change." "Gov. Abbott knew that if the [DoE] would allow our natural gas and coal power plants to operate at peak efficiency they could meet 110% of the demand the state faced last week," @amuse added. "The [DoE] refused."
Justice Thomas Blisters Court on Rejecting Election Cases
After the Supreme Court turned away two Republican appeals over Pennsylvania's mail-in ballot deadline changes, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas issued a blistering dissent against the decision to reject the case. "One wonders what this Court waits for," Justice Thomas wrote. "We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. "The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling."
Biden HHS Nominee Defended
Subjecting Kids to Chemical Castration

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine (born Richard Levine), President Joe Biden's pick for assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has long defended experimental transgender "treatments" for children. Levine, who identifies as transgender, has refused to say whether or not he has undergone medical interventions for his own gender identity, telling The Washington Post in 2016 that such "treatment" is a private matter.

Rand Paul Questions HHS Transgender Nominee's
Stance On Puberty Blockers

Rand Paul wanted to know what Rachel Levine's stance on puberty blockers was. Levine, the current director of Pennsylvania's Department of Health, provided this answer. ""Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed," Levine said, promising to discuss the issue further with Paul if confirmed." That's not an answer. That's a political word salad tap dance.

Biden's HHS Pick Dodges Questions About
His COVID-19 Nursing Home Scandal

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine (a biological male born Richard Levine but identifying as transgender), President Joe Biden's pick for assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), refused to answer an important question about his record on forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-19-positive patients. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) laid out the scandal in his opening remarks at Levine's confirmation hearing on Thursday. "Along with testing challenges from last spring, your state failed to adequately protect nursing home residents from the virus and is making unacceptable mistakes in the vaccine distribution process," Burr noted.
UK to Mandate Voter ID – Last Week France
Banned Mail-In Ballots and Voting Machines

It was in response to our allegedly perfect, untainted election. We now find out that the UK will introduce a bill to mandate voter ID. The predictable Leftists in the UK are calling it voter suppression. They all use the same prayer book. The usual communists, the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Common Cause all told the Guardian that voter ID laws would exclude vulnerable voters. It will exclude ineligible voters and that’s what they really care about.
Cuomo Says He was 'Being Playful,' but Admits
He 'May Have Been Insensitive' Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

"Questions have been raised about some of my past interactions with people in the office," Cuomo began in a press release on Sunday. "I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I spend most of my life at work and colleagues are often also personal friends. At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny."
The Left Melts Down
After Trump Blasts Biden’s War on Women’s Sports

Former President Trump blasted the Democrat Party on Sunday for endangering women’s sports by allowing transgender athletes to compete against biological women. Trump’s call to protect women’s health and their athletic achievements from being harmed or corrupted by biological males infiltrating their sports, drew widespread backlash from liberal elites in politics, entertainment, and media.
Planned Parenthood is Providing Fewer Breast Screenings,
Wellness Exams, and More Abortions, Transgender Services

Melanie Israel
This month, Planned Parenthood Federation of America quietly released its 2019-20 annual report to little fanfare. More than $2 BILLION in net assets, up from $1.9 billion the previous year. $618.1 million in government funding, up from $616.8 million the previous year. 354,871 abortions, up from 345,672 the previous year. 542,659 breast screenings and pap tests, down from 566,186 the previous year....
Rand Paul, Ron Wyden Want to End
Endless National Emergencies

Have you heard about the newest national emergency? No, not the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent national emergency was declared just two weeks ago – when President Joe Biden granted himself emergency powers to freeze the property and assets of individuals and businesses connected to Myanmar's military, following an attempted coup in the southeast Asian country. It didn't make national news. But why would it? It's just one of 34 currently active national emergencies...
China Buys Western Academics
Giulio Meotti
A shocking investigation was just published by the French weekly Le Point on how Beijing is buying the favor of Western universities. [M]any British schools are now closely under Chinese radar of influence and propaganda. Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Reform UK Party, recently tweeted that "Chinese billionaires with direct links to the CCP are buying up British schools – and flooding the curriculum with their propaganda."
“Dr. Jill” to the Rescue –
Bails Out Joe During Univision Interview In Houston

Karen Townsend
Joe and Jill Biden sat down for an interview with Univision during their trip to Houston. What is notable in the interview is how aggressively Jill Biden asserts herself to clarify and tweak Sleepy Joe’s answers. This is particularly obvious when the interviewer asks about the reopening of holding facilities on the border for unaccompanied minors and for families and adults, too.
West Virginia Lawmakers Take Aim at Critical Race Theory,
Write Bill to Ban it in Nearly All Public Spaces

Lawmakers in the state of West Virginia introduced a bill that would prohibit critical race theory from influencing the state's schools, government agencies, and workplaces. The bill specifically utilizes the phrase "divisive acts" to refer to CRT throughout the legislation. It bans "discriminatory 'divisive acts' in the workplace," "the teaching of 'divisive acts' in…schools," and will bar "state funding to agencies who promote 'divisive acts.'"
Surge of 13,000 Central American Minors to
U.S. Border Expected in May

“We’re seeing the highest February numbers that we’ve ever seen in the history of the [Unaccompanied Alien Child] program,” a Health and Human Services official told Axios. The record surge of migrant kids will require a continued expansion of the country’s network of migrant-child shelters, where capacity has already been reduced due to coronavirus social-distancing protocols, the report said.
Democrats’ Sneak Attack on the Free Press
NY Post Editorial Board
Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr called out the “concerted effort by Democrats to drive political dissent from the political square.” Indeed: At the actual hearing, the subcommittee chief, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) gave the real agenda away: “More free speech just isn’t winning the day over the kind of speech that we’re concerned about.”
Senators Push for Answers on Amazon Book Ban
Four U.S. senators asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for an explanation after his company removed the book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by conservative scholar, Ryan T. Anderson, from all Amazon platforms. The sudden removal of Anderson’s book has caused a political firestorm.
The Myth and Phony Math of 'Green' Jobs
Duggan Flanakin
The Bureau of Labor Statistics counted oil industry lobbyists as holding "green" jobs! The septic tank and portable toilet servicing industry had 33 times more "green" jobs than solar electric utilities. The BLS had to admit in a June 2012 report, "Green Technologies and Practices – August 2011," that they could identify only 854,700 "green" jobs, including janitors and cleaners. What a sham! Shame on them for trying to con us.
The Low Spark of High-Speed Rail
The California High Speed Rail, its formal name, was a hobby-ego project for former governor Jerry Brown that was supposed to move passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco at 220 mph by 2020. Instead, the project is moving at the speed of the museum piece it sometimes appears destined to be. Not a single train has run, with train testing still six to seven years away, amid seemingly never-ending delays.
Professor Called for Peers to Be Fired for Their Speech.
Now She's Being Fired for Her Speech.

Lora Burnett has a history of calling for faculty to be punished for their speech and associations. Economic and political historian Phil Magness emphasized this when I wrote about scrutiny the Collin College history professor was facing for her crude tweets about Vice President Mike Pence. The Collin administration has now confirmed it won't renew the untenured scholar's contract, which ends in May, for not conducting herself "in a professional manner."
Man With a Giant Penis Featured on Preschool Television
Laura J. Wellington
You read it right, folks. A man with a giant penis has made his home on Denmark's primary children's broadcaster. Called John Dillermand, the series has preschoolers flocking to the screen to watch. And we've been worried about the impact of little Johnny and little Suzie playing doctor for all these years... What is even more disheartening about this series is that taxpayers paid for it to be broadcast to kids. This is what this particular public broadcaster deemed "a good investment" – worth taxpayer money.

Week ending 21 February 2021

What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During Black History Month
Larry Elder
When will Black History Month be … history? Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history. About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind?
'Power to the People': The GOP Bloodbath Has Begun
Roger L. Simon
I would suggest we examine a politician's responses to three very recent events: the presidential election, the so-called "insurrection" of January 6 and the bizarre, despicable second Trump impeachment. These were highly emotional occurrences to which people were immediately reactive, revealing themselves, sometimes inadvertently. We should expect some kind of consistency from our leaders, which often wasn't there. In fact, it was rarely there.
Post-Apocalypse GOP 2021 – Graham's In, McConnell's Out
Stephen Kruiser
An unintended consequence of this latest impeachment charade was to make it very clear which Republicans can't be trusted. Sure, we knew about Romney and Murkowski, but the trial flushed a couple more out of the squish bushes. So, thank you, Democrats, for being unable to control your toddler urges. You've done your opponents a great service.
PANTS ON FIRE: Joe Biden Claims Trump 'Failed to Order Enough' COVID Vaccines is a Malicious Lie
Matt Margolis
Earlier this week, Joe Biden said "we didn't have" a COVID-19 vaccine when he took office. It was quickly dismissed as a gaffe because, as we all know, there was indeed a COVID-19 vaccine when Biden took office. ... So, it's very wrong of Joe Biden to suggest we don't have enough vaccines because of Trump. This is not a gaffe, this is a deliberate and malicious lie.
Biden's Presumptive China Ambassador Headlined an Event Sponsored by Chinese Communist Party Propagandists
Rahm Emmanuel – noted as a likely pick for President Biden's Ambassador to China – spoke at a conference sponsored by the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) – a Chinese Communist Party-linked group that serves to "influence foreign governments" to "take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing's preferred policies," The National Pulse can reveal.
Biden Team Colluded with Iran to Foil Trump Diplomacy
President Trump in 2019 sought to open a back channel of communication with top Iranian officials and saw the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September as a potential opportunity to defuse escalating tension with Tehran, but the effort failed. Two months earlier, however, a different back channel was thriving in New York. Iran’s smooth, English-speaking foreign minister, Javad Zarif, met with Robert Malley, who was President Obama’s Middle East adviser, in an apparent bid to undermine the Trump team and lay the groundwork for post-Trump relations.
Decades Before the Civil War, Lincoln Saw An Approaching Storm.
Every American Should Read His Warning

Christopher Bedford
As he looked around him, at both slave states and their northern neighbors, he saw and feared the evil of swelling mobs not merely for their unfortunate victims, but for our national tolerance of their violence and misrule... Beyond their brutality, the young lawyer feared these mobs for the lawlessness they embodied – and the idle familiarity with which his fellow Americans seemed to accept these incidents.
Lincoln: "there is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law."
The False and Exaggerated Claims
Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

Glenn Greenwald
What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode. ... But none of that justifies lying about what happened that day, especially by the news media. Condemning that riot does not allow, let alone require, echoing false claims in order to render the event more menacing and serious than it actually was.

The Media Has Been Lying About the Capitol Protests
I & I Editorial Board
Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for a 9/11-style commission to "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex." Will that investigation include the media's role in peddling flagrant falsehoods about what actually happened that day? ... The only reason this story has and continues to be grossly exaggerated by the press and by Democrats (but we repeat ourselves) is to sow fear in the public, portray conservatives as violent extremists, and justify more ferocious attacks on anyone who isn't a left-wing Democrat.
We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April
Dr. Makary, professor – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Amid the dire Covid warnings, one crucial fact has been largely ignored: Cases are down 77% over the past six weeks. If a medication slashed cases by 77%, we'd call it a miracle pill. Why is the number of cases plummeting much faster than experts predicted? In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing.
Dr. Fauci: It's 'possible' Americans
May Still Be Wearing Face Masks in 2022

While Fauci noted he can't predict when the U.S. could return to the way it operated during pre-pandemic life, he believes that, by the end of the year, the United States could have "a significant degree of normality beyond what the terrible burden that all of us have been through over the last year." "As we get into the fall and the winter, by the end of the year, I agree with [President Biden] completely, that we will be approaching a degree of normality," Fauci said.
Ask Fauci what specific burden he has had to endure.
Tom Cotton's Bold Strategy to Fight the New 'Cold War'
Against China's 'Evil Empire'

Tyler O'Neil
"We need to beat this Evil Empire – and consign the Chinese Communists, like the Bolsheviks, to the ash heap of history," Cotton said. He released a report entitled "Beat China: Targeted Decoupling and the Economic Long War" that laid out three central goals to combat China: decoupling, mitigating the effects of decoupling, and reorganizing the federal government to better respond to the CCP.
Will Biden's Payoff to Teacher Unions Repel Suburban Parents?
Teachers unions are organized. Children and parents are not.

Michael Barone
You expect a certain number of stumbles from a new administration. The incoming Biden team professed dismay at its predecessor's "nonexistent" coronavirus vaccine distribution program, and this week President Biden complained of the vaccine, "which we didn't have when I came into office." He promised to deliver 1 million a week. But actually, there were 1.5 million vaccinations on Inauguration Day, and Biden had received two doses of vaccine – on Dec. 21 and Jan. 11. It's easier to achieve your goal if you don't set the goalposts past a mark already reached.
The Coming Parent Revolt Over School Reopening
David Catron
The public health community has long since concluded that the perils of prolonged school closures are far greater than the risks posed by COVID-19 to students and teachers. This fact has not been lost on parents, who are growing increasingly impatient with teachers who won't return to the classroom. In most red states, public schools opened up last fall for full time in-person instruction or some hybrid of in-person and distance learning.
Dems' Trump Derangement Syndrome Hits Pathetic New Low
Democrats Just Can't Quit Trump

Stephen Kruiser
Now that the Democrats have failed to keep Trump from running for president again they're living in abject terror of him returning in 2024 and ruining their long-term ugly designs on the United States. Couple that with the fact that they can't really sing Biden's praises and it's easy to see that we're in for a few more years of these snot-bubble toddler fit of theirs.

Democrats Introduce a Bill to Punish Trump When He Dies
Victoria Taft
Democrats want to make Donald Trump's death as miserable as they tried to make his life in office. The Democrats began trying to politically kill off Donald Trump before he took office and now they want to kill off his memory up to and after he leaves this mortal coil. California Democrat Congresswoman Linda Sanchez has introduced a bill to deprive President Trump of the typical honors of every former president.
Joe 'if my lips are moving I'm lying' Biden Claimed
He was Once Arrested for Trespassing at the Capitol at Age 21

In a 2007 appearance on David Letterman, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., claimed he was arrested at the U.S. Capitol when he was 21 years old. Letterman asked Biden what it was like to walk into the U.S. Senate chamber after being elected at the age of 29. Biden said he had actually walked into the Senate chamber when he was 21 and got arrested.
The Fantasy of Storing Wind Power:
No Commercial System Exists & None is Likely

The wind industry is the perpetual infant of power generation: always looking for the subsidies to last that little bit longer; always promising to improve its performance; always claiming it will outdo hydro, coal and gas – provided, of course, that the subsidies keep flowing. When challenged about its consistent failures to match output with demand, the wind industry and its parasites respond by mumbling about "battery technology improving".
The Great Texas Climate Catastrophe is Heading Your Way
Tucker Carlson
Rather than celebrate and benefit from their state's vast natural resources, politicians took the fashionable route and became recklessly reliant on so-called alternative energy, meaning windmills. Last year, roughly a quarter of all electricity generated in the state came from wind. Local politicians were pleased by this. They bragged about it like there was something virtuous about destroying the landscape and degrading the power grid. So it was all working great until the day it got cold outside.
Proposed Pledge Shows How Deep Left-Wing Nonsense Goes
'Woke' American Military Puts U.S. in Danger

Newt Gingrich
Consider this pledge proposed by Task Force Navy One, which was formed in June to develop strategies to combat discrimination in the Navy: "I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms."
New Hampshire State Representative Introduces Bill to
Ban Critical Race Theory Trainings

Keith Ammon's bill (via Christopher Rufo) would prohibit – in state contracts, grants and training programs – the teaching of "divisive concepts" such as "one race or sex [being] inherently superior to another race or sex" and that "an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously."
Longtime Bronx Educator Says She was Fired
After Refusing to Perform 'Wakanda Forever' Salute

A woman who was fired from her post as the head of Community School District 12 in Bronx alleges that she was sacked in part for declining to place her arms across her chest to perform a gesture from the popular Black Panther film. Then-Bronx superintendent Meisha Ross Porter frequently asked people present at meetings of Department of Education leaders to perform the gesture, according to the New York Post.
One year away from retirement
Biden Removes 'We the People' Petitioning from
White House Website

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active "Free Assange" petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).
Home Intruder Killed by Armed 12-year-old; Hero Saves Grandmother
A 12-year old boy who jumped to his grandmother’s defense during a North Carolina home invasion managed to kill one of two intruders. One of the suspects shot Ms. Ellis after he was informed there was no money on hand. It was then that the young boy used a family gun to defend his grandmother. Khalil Herring, 19, died of his injuries shortly thereafter
UK's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders Drawing Anger
Wrongheaded public policies implemented in attempts to stem the spread of COVID-19 have caused more harm than good in many cases here in the United States. But in the United Kingdom, outrage is growing about a particularly pernicious public health directive: 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders for categories of patients with COVID. These DNR orders first shocked the public across the UK back in December. A quality care organization revealed that certain nursing home residents with COVID were tagged with DNR orders due to other health conditions.
CDC's Double Mask 'study' is Lunacy Dressed Up As Science
Jordan Schachtel: No human beings were involved in this study. And yes, it was that simple. The CDC sprayed aerosols at mannequins and slapped a science label on their experiments. ... First and foremost, it is not a completed study at all. These are mere experiments conducted on mannequins, not humans.

Week ending 14 February 2021

If You Thought the 2020 Elections Were Chaotic, Just Wait
J. Christian Adams
H.R.1 packs into one 791-page bill every bad idea about how to run elections and mandates that the states must adopt the very things that made the election of 2020 such a mess. It includes all of the greatest hits of 2020: Mandatory mail ballots, ballots without postmarks, late ballots, voting in precincts where you do not live.... The Senate companion bill, S.1, might be even worse.
Joe Biden’s School Policy Exposes His Fraud on ‘Science’
Joel B. Pollak
In a slew of executive orders, he signed several declaring to that effect, proclaiming: “[I]t is the policy of my Administration to make evidence-based decisions guided by the best available science and data.” But Biden’s policy on the re-opening of schools shows that he puts politics before science.
Trump Acquitted in Second Impeachment Trial on
Charge of Inciting Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the first and only president to be impeached and acquitted twice in history. A majority of senators found Trump guilty on Saturday in a 57-43 vote, but the number fell short of the supermajority needed to convict the president. Had Trump been convicted, the Senate would have moved to bar the 45th president from holding federal office ever again.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
Trump Impeachment Trial –
Defense Skillfully Destroys Dems' Case Against Former President

Gregg Jarrett
In the course of one extraordinary hour, the defense team for former President Donald Trump thoroughly demolished the impeachment case against him that House Managers spent two days alleging. It was a resounding and humiliating defeat. The defense could have rested its case after the first 60 minutes. It was over. They won hands down. In the end, Trump’s lawyers used less than three hours of their allotted 16 before resting.
Smoking Gun: Comey Told Clapper
FBI Unable to 'sufficiently corroborate' Steele – Then Signed FISA

The very day in January 2017 that then-FBI Director James Comey signed a FISA surveillance warrant application declaring content from Christopher Steele's dossier had been "verified," he wrote President Obama's outgoing intelligence community chief with a very different assessment of the British spy's intelligence on Russia collusion, a newly released memo shows. "We are not able to sufficiently corroborate the reporting," Comey wrote in a Jan. 12, 2017 email...
Before Inciting Riots,
Kamala Harris Joked About Killing Trump, Pence

Daniel John Sobieski
“To be honest I thought it was shocking and distasteful,” Shaeffer told Mediaite. “If this had happened to any other president -- even as recently as Barack Obama or George W. Bush -- it would not have flown. People would have been horrified.” Probably not horrified was  California legislative leader Willie Brown’s former girlfriend and future Vice President Kamala Harris. She probably got a good chuckle, or is it cackle out of the thought of killing Donald Trump as she did in 2018 on the Elllen Degeneres Show. As reported by Newsmax: "Vice President Kamala Harris once joked on national television about killing former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence."
Maxine Waters, “with this kind of inspiration I will go and take Trump out tonight.”
WH Aide Resigns After Allegedly Demeaning Reporter
Despite Biden's Warning of Firing

Deputy White House press secretary TJ Ducklo on Saturday said he was resigning amid allegations that he made "derogatory and misogynistic" remarks to Politico reporter Tara Palmeri nearly a month ago. Despite President Joe Biden’s warning last month that he would fire staffers "on the spot" if they were disrespectful to others, Ducklo was merely suspended without pay for a week and told to apologize.
Dems Include Money for Abortion Providers in
$1.9 Trillion COVID Aid Package

Tucked inside the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is a provision to restore millions in government funding to Planned Parenthood. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package Democrats say aims to reboot the economy provides a $50 million boost to the Title X family planning program, which under the Biden administration will supply abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood with government funds.
FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Joked About
Killing Trump, Pence, and Jeff Sessions

Matt Margolis
Seeing as Trump has been impeached because his rhetoric allegedly incited the riot on the U.S. Capitol in January, it seems appropriate to point out instances where Democrats have used violent rhetoric and demand equal justice for it. Kamala Harris made a joke of killing the president of the United States, the vice president of the United States, and the attorney general of the United States. She laughed. She thought it was funny.
Did Bernie Sanders Just Tank Biden's OMB Pick Neera Tanden?
Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, deleted thousands of her vituperative tweets after the 2020 election, but that has not stopped her from facing the music for her previous comments. As OMB director, she would have to work with the Senate, so personally insulting senators is arguably a relevant disqualification. "I have to tell you, I'm very disturbed by your personal comments about people, and it's not just one or two, I think you deleted about a thousand tweets," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Tanden.
Pelosi Banned Congresswoman's Military Officer Son from
Attending Her Swearing-In

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would not allow Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney to have her son present in the gallery for her swearing-in Thursday, Tenney told the Daily Caller. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sent out a tweet Thursday morning with the news that Pelosi denied Tenney's request to let her son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, watch her get sworn in from above the floor in the gallery.
Real classy, Nancy. Real classy.
House Sergeant at Arms Says Pelosi
Will Not Be Fined for Violating Her Own Security Rules

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fined two Republican lawmakers, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Andrew Clyde (R-GA), $5,000 each for violating the House metal detector rule, Republicans from the Committee on House Administration demanded that Pelosi be held accountable herself for the same offense. According to a letter the officials sent to the House Acting Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett, Pelosi was seen ignoring the metal detectors as she entered the House Chamber Thursday morning.
Biden Makes History:
First President in 40 Years to Punt on Contacting Israel

Biden has already phoned multiple world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping, but during his 23 days in office has yet to speak with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu – making Biden the first president in modern history to punt on bolstering U.S.-Israel relations during his initial days in office.
Biden Nominates Lawyer Who Said Whites Are Inferior
Hans Bader
President Biden has nominated lawyer Kristen Clarke to be Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Clarke has said that blacks are genetically superior to whites. "Melanin endows blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities," while "most whites are unable to produce melanin because their pineal glands are often calcified or non-functioning," wrote Clarke in the Harvard Crimson newspaper in 1994. If Clarke still believes blacks are superior to whites...
Janice Dean: People 'should go to jail' Over
New York Nursing Home Death Cover-Up

"This is the biggest bombshell we have had so far," said Dean, who lost both her parents-in-law to the pandemic last year. "We had a trickling in of the numbers. We knew the numbers were much bigger than the governor was admitting. Over 15,000 residents died from getting COVID in their nursing homes ... and now the biggest bombshell coming from the New York Post that his secretary,  Melissa DeRosa admitted that they covered it all up." DeRosa claimed the cover-up was a direct response to former President Trump's criticism of Cuomo's handling of the pandemic.
Somehow it is always Donald Trump's fault
Jen Psaki Mocks Reporter
When Asked About Keystone Pipeline Job Losses

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday mocked a reporter who asked when workers on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline would get "green jobs" promised by President Biden. "Where is it that they can go for their green job?" Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki ... "That is something the administration has promised and there is now a gap so I'm just curious when that happens, when those people can count on that?" Doocy added.
Dems from Oil-Producing N.M.
Grapple with Biden Moratorium

The Land of Enchantment is the biggest single oil producer for the federal government, and the New Mexico boom has infused a poor state with cash. But in an effort to combat climate change, the Biden administration has opted to freeze new oil and gas leases while it reconsiders the federal minerals program, which accounts for 24% of carbon dioxide emissions in the country.
Biden in a real bind he brought on himself
Solar Panels Are Starting to Die.
What Will We Do with the Megatons of Toxic Trash?

Most people seem to believe that wind and solar panels produce no waste and have no negative environmental impacts. Unfortunately, these people are wrong. Unlike other forms of electricity generation, like nuclear plants or coal plants, there doesn't seem to be any foresight on how to deal with the waste that will be generated when solar panels and wind turbines reach the end of their short lifetimes. Remember, nuclear plants can run for 80 years, as can coal plants with proper maintenance and upkeep, but even the best wind turbines and solar panels will last for just 25 years, creating staggering amounts of waste products.
Judicial Watch Sues for
Solyndra Records of Biden's Chief of Staff

Solyndra is one of the worst scandals of the Obama era – and Ron Klain, President Biden's chief of staff, is right in the middle of it. The issue is fresh again given the new administration's plans to fund more Solyndra-type companies with countless tax dollars. We have now filed a FOIA suit against the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Energy to obtain records of communications between Klain, who is now President Biden's chief of staff, and the agencies about Solyndra.
Trump Defeats Castro Communists:
Cuba Set to Open Up Its Economy

Bryan Preston
Well, I did not see this coming. The BBC reports that Cuba is about to open up most of its economy to private ownership. Cuba! "Cuba has announced it will allow private businesses to operate in most sectors, in what is a major reform to its state-controlled economy." "…major reform…"? It's the communists admitting defeat. Because: The communist country's economy has been hit hard by the pandemic and U.S. sanctions introduced by the Trump administration.
Biden Administration Quietly Withdraws
Rule Requiring Schools to Disclose Chinese Influence

The Biden administration has quietly withdrawn a proposal by the Trump administration to require American schools and universities to disclose partnerships with Confucius Institutes. Some U.S. officials believe that Confucius Institutes are propaganda fronts for the Chinese Communist Party. Roughly 500 K-12 schools and 65 colleges partner with the institutes.
Daily Coffee Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Failure
Fill up that mug: Having one or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day may reduce your risk of heart failure, new research suggests. There was one caveat, however: Decaffeinated coffee doesn't appear to provide the same protection as caffeine-rich blends.
Aunt Jemima Breakfast Brand Renamed Pearl Milling Company
The Aunt Jemima breakfast brand will be renamed Pearl Milling Company, it was announced Tuesday, after the 130-year-old maple syrup mascot was scrutinized last year over its ties to slavery. Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo that owns the brand, unveiled the new name and logo, which it said would hit store shelves in June.

Aunt Jemima Rebranding Rankles Family of
Some Women Who Portrayed Her, Who Say They're Being Erased

The relatives are upset that the brand has been renamed Pearl Milling Company, discontinuing the Aunt Jemima brand. Hunter, who said both his great grandmother and his grandmother portrayed the fictional character for the company, said the move not only cheats his family out of earnings both women are due, but also erases them from history. He's pursuing litigation.
Utah Axes Gun-Permit Requirement
State will allow residents to carry concealed guns without permit

Governor Spencer Cox (R.) will sign legislation into law this week to eliminate the permit requirement, his spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. The act will allow any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a gun under his or her clothes while in the state. Convicted felons, those adjudicated mentally ill, and other people prohibited from owning a gun are excluded from the policy.

Week ending 7 February 2021

Why Are Democrats So Scared of Donald Trump
When They Just Defeated Him?

Glenn H. Reynolds
Donald Trump is washed up. A has-been. Everyone hates him, and he has no future. That's what the press is constantly telling us. So why are the Democrats still afraid of him? In a normal America, does a defeated presidential incumbent pose such a threat to the party in power that he must be impeached after leaving office, to ensure he doesn't win back the White House in four years?
All Republican State Legislatures
Should Follow Gov. DeSantis' Lead to End Big Tech Domination.

Roger Simon
The Big Tech giants have created the most sophisticated and seductive form of fascist mind control in human history. In so doing, not only have they enabled and promulgated the "cancel culture," sabotaging the freedom and liberty envisioned in our country's founding, along with the First Amendment, they have addicted our youth, miseducated, and corrupted them. 
Climate Change Follies – President Biden's War on Fracking Will Raise Electricity Prices While Accomplishing Nothing on Climate.
Jonathan A. Lesser
Don Quixote would be proud of President Biden's climate-change executive orders, which take windmill-tilting to new heights. They will have no effect on the climate but will fall on the U.S. economy like a cudgel. The most significant of Biden's orders is the one banning new drilling permits and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on all federal lands and offshore waters.
The Fraud of Climate Change and the Drive for Control
Tom DeWeese
We're told that we must all sacrifice and give up our "selfish" lifestyle as we are required to "live on less" – to save the planet. But what are the facts? What is the basis of the Climate Change charges, and why is there no room for a difference of opinion, no matter what new facts may be discovered? In short, what is the true "end game?"
Traumatized Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
May Face Criminal Investigation

Stephen Green
Greta Thunberg accidentally shared a message showing she was getting told what to write on Twitter about the ongoing violent farmers' revolt in India – sparking a police investigation and a political firestorm, according to reports. The 18-year-old left-wing eco-activist shared – and then quickly deleted – a message that detailed a list of "suggested posts" about the ongoing protests, according to the posts that were saved by Breaking 911.
GOP House Members Send Letter to Speaker Pelosi
Demanding Removal of 'Militarized Capitol Fencing'

A group of 42 House Republicans has sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the removal of "the militarized Capitol fencing" that authorities installed in the wake of a "horrific" riot on Jan. 6. "The U.S. Capitol is a symbol of freedom both at home and abroad," Budd wrote in the missive. "It is a place where Americans from all walks of life can visit, learn about, and witness U.S. history. Sadly, because of the fortress-like security in place, this is no longer the case."
Biden Received More Money from Teachers Unions
Than Any Other Candidate In 2020

Biden's campaign raked in just over $232,000 from teachers unions during the 2020 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' "Open Secrets" website. The site says the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) "account for practically all" political spending from teachers unions. The second-highest recipient was Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who got $50,996.
NEA and AFT combined to spend nearly $48M
Biden's New Asst Sec of State
Worked for Islamic Terror State That Funds Hamas

Daniel Greenfield
"I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada," Hady Amr wrote a year after September 11, discussing his work as the national coordinator of the anti-Israel Middle East Justice Network. Hady Amr had accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" and coordinated an organization that had accused Israel of "apartheid" making his appointment, like that of Maher Bitar, an anti-Israel activist appointed as the Senior Director for Intelligence on the NSC, a statement about the Biden administration's hostile relationship to the Jewish State.
'What Planet Are You From?'–
Rand Paul Denounces Biden Transgender Sports Policy

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged President Joe Biden's Education Secretary nominee on his statement it is "appropriate" to allow boys to compete in girls' sports by asking, "What planet are you from?" During a confirmation hearing Wednesday of the Senate committee that oversees education, the Kentucky senator asked Miguel Cardona if he thinks it is "fair" to allow boys claiming to be transgender to participate in girls' sports, and about how it affects girls competing in these athletic events.
Chuck Schumer Used Violent Rhetoric to
Sic a Mob On Two Supreme Court Justices

Mollie Hemingway
When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke against the constitutionality of the Democrats' impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, he reminded his colleagues that Democrat elected officials had recently told their followers to attack Republicans. If Trump was to be impeached for asking followers to "peacefully and patriotically" make their voices heard by members of Congress on Jan. 6, what to do with Democrats' more incendiary rhetoric and actions, he wondered.
Michigan Secretary of State Issues Order to
 Delete Election Data Amid Audit Calls

It what can only be seen as an effort to keep the facts from coming to light in the face of problematic issues with Michigan’s 2020 General Election process, a memo has been issued from Michigan’s Secretary of State to destroy data. The Michigan State Republican Party Friday sounded an alarm about an ethically questionable memo authorized by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that “is pushing for the mass deletion of election data.”
To No One’s Surprise – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Is a Product of a George Soros Secretary of State Program from 2010
Joe Hoft
To no one’s surprise, Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was backed for her current position by a George Soros connected entity. Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, has a storied history of corruption. We first heard of her when she misprinted military ballots and removed President Trump from the ballots in the 2020 election.
In 2006 George Soros Funded a Project to Elect Progressive Liberals to Secretary of State Offices – Now You Know Why
In anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election, Democrats have built an administrative firewall designed to protect their electoral interests in five of the most important battleground states. The bulwark consists of control of secretary of state offices in five key states – Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio – where the difference between victory and defeat in the 2004 presidential election was no more than 120,000 votes in any one of them.
North Carolina's Lt. Governor Shows How to
Fight Back Against a Corrupt Media

Andrea Widburg
In 2018, Mark Robinson stood up before the city council in Greensboro, North Carolina and gave an impassioned defense of the Second Amendment. That video went viral and led to him entering politics. Last year, Robinson became North Carolina's Republican lieutenant governor. This year, when a local paper published a cartoon calling the entire North Carolina Republican party a KKK entity, Robinson (who is black) ferociously attacked the newspaper for its dishonesty and ignorance.
Kansas Looks to Expand Concealed Carry to 18 Year-Olds
If Kansas legislators have their way, the age for legal concealed carry will drop from 21 to 18. Under Kansas law, 18 year-olds are already allowed to open carry, but suddenly become felons if they put on a jacket or hoodie that covers their otherwise legally possessed and carried firearm.
New Mexico Bill Could Criminalize Parents for
Teaching Their Kids to Shoot

A new piece of legislation in New Mexico could criminalize parents and other adults for allowing children under the age of 12 to use their firearms at a gun range. Billed as a "safe storage" policy, the legislation (SB 224) creates an "authorized user" category, which it defines as "an individual who has been specifically granted permission to have access to the firearm." Minors may only be authorized users if they are at least 12 years old and have successfully passed a "firearm safety training course."
Gun Control Bill from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Would Create
National Firearm Registry, Require Licensing

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has proposed a gun control bill that would create a national firearm registry, set a minimum gun ownership age at 21 and both require licensing and psychological evaluations. The proposed Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act would make it a crime to possess a firearm or ammunition without the new license or sell one to someone who doesn't have the license.
Omar Kept Husband's Firm Afloat – Campaign Payments to His Firm Accounted for Nearly 80 Percent of Its 2020 Cash Haul
Omar's payments to E Street constituted a large part of her campaign expenditures. Her committee spent $5.2 million, meaning that the $2.9 million that she funneled to her husband's firm was 56 percent of the campaign's operational costs. The money went toward advertisements, mail, consulting, and travel. Omar faced heat over the payments but brushed them off as typical campaign work.
Republicans Win the
Last Disputed Congressional Race from November's Election

After more than three months since the November election and dozens of days in court, former Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney is headed back to Congress. A New York State supreme court  justice ruled on Friday that Oneida County and the State Board of Elections can certify its final results for New York's 22nd Congressional Race, which has Tenney up by 109 votes over Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
Pelosi Under Fire for Breaking Her Own Rules,
 Evading Metal Detectors When Entering House Chamber

Last week, Democrats in the House passed a new rule that members had to go through a metal detector before they entered the House floor. The rule was passed because several Democrats expressed fear of armed GOP members, that some Republican congressmen would shoot them – accidentally or on purpose. When several House members ignored the metal detectors and entered through what’s known as “the speaker’s lobby,” Pelosi began issuing fines for evading the metal detectors.
Democratic Governors Have Devastated Their States
John Hinderaker
Over the past year, there has been a pretty clear divide between liberal governors, who almost without exception imposed irrationally harsh covid lockdown measures, and conservative governors, who generally took a more nuanced and pro-freedom approach. The data are now in, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they tell a story that cannot be misinterpreted.
Momentum Building in Nebraska to Censure
Anti-Trump U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse

Republican Party committees in three Nebraska counties have endorsed censuring U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse for his criticism of former President Donald Trump, setting up a vote later this month in the state GOP. The movement in Nebraska come as Wyoming Republicans overwhelmingly voted Saturday to censure Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, for voting in favor of Trump’s impeachment. Only eight of the state GOP’s central committee’s 74 members stood to oppose the measure.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Removes COVID-19 Social Distancing, Mask Rules

Iowa businesses and gatherings no longer face social distancing requirements since Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds  signed a new measure that went into effect on Sunday. The mask wearing requirement in the state has also been lifted.
The Sordid History of the Fairness Doctrine
Paul Matzko
The Fairness Doctrine hasn't been active policy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since the 1980s, so public knowledge of the doctrine is hazy at best. But the more you learn about the actual history of the Fairness Doctrine and its antecedents, the clearer it becomes that applying similar regulations to the internet would be a mistake.
Border Patrol Agents Arrest 11 Iranians in Arizona
Who Illegally Entered U.S.

Border Patrol agents then "determined the group had illegally crossed the international border into the United States. The group was arrested and taken to Yuma Station for processing," according to the release. "The five females and six males are were [sic] all from Iran, a Special Interest Country."
Fox News Suddenly Cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight,'
Fox Business' Highest Rated Show

Fox News has canceled "Lou Dobbs Tonight," with Friday night being host Lou Dobbs' final broadcast, according to the Los Angeles Times. Lou Dobbs, who was the highest-rated host on the Fox Business Network, "remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company's networks again."
These S.F. Streets Are Named for People Who Were Morally Suspect,
or Worse, by School Board Standards

Now that the San Francisco school board has decreed that 44 public schools must be renamed because the figures or mythical entities they were named after do not meet our city’s moral standards, the logical next step is to root out offensive street and place names. To assist in this process, herewith is an initial list of retrograde streets and sites in San Francisco, using the board’s criteria for exclusion.
Push for Oprah on $50 Bill, Kamala Harris on $100,
Taylor Swift on $20

Paul Bedard
Oprah on the $50 bill
As President Biden considers putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a group has emerged with several other proposals to put women on bills. The British information firm Merchant Machine called for putting Vice President Kamala Harris on the $100 bill, media big Oprah Winfrey on the $50 bill, and tennis champ Serena Williams on the $10 bill. And if Tubman is sidelined, the firm suggested singer Taylor Swift on the $20 bill.
Israeli Hospital Claims May Have Found Cure for COVID-19
Preliminary testing shows that 29 out of 30 virus patients in serious condition that were administered the drug, dubbed EXO-CD24, once a day made a full recovery within five days; similar treatment announced by Hadassah Medical Center. Professor Nadir Arber from the Integrated Cancer Prevention Center at the hospital tested a medication he has been developing on patients in moderate and serious condition suffering from the virus with a 95% positive result.

Week ending 31 January 2021

How Biden's Executive Orders
Will Undo Trump's Business-Friendly Policies

Steven Malanga
All modern presidents have used the administrative state and presidential executive orders to pursue their agenda. Biden can do a lot with his pen, and much of what he does will unravel Trump's own legacy of using executive powers, largely as a deregulator. Biden promises to be a re-regulator, reimposing many of the mandates that the Obama administration originally engineered in areas as diverse as the environment, the workplace, unions and immigration.
After Inaugural Rhetoric on Unity,
Biden Signs Divisive Transgender Executive Order

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden stressed he wants to be the president of all Americans – left and right – and bring healing and unity to the nation. Actions speak louder than words. And on his very first day in office, Biden signed a radically divisive executive order mandating the transgender agenda.
Impeaching a Private Citizen is Unconstitutional
Liberty Counsel
The U.S. Constitution is unquestionably clear on the purpose and limits of the impeachment of a president:  Article 1, Section 3: "When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside."  Article 2 Section 1 states: "The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years." Article 2 Section 4 states: "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
Top Republicans Upset After Former FBI Lawyer Clinesmith
Gets Only Probation: 'Outrageous'

Top Republicans are outraged after former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith received probation and no prison time after pleading guilty to making a false statement to a Special Counsel appointed by the Justice Department (DOJ) under former President Donald Trump to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. "This punishment trivializes what I believe to be a stunning breach of duty to the Court and to the American people," Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote Friday on Twitter.
Rep. Crenshaw Introduces House Bill to
Protect Texas Oil, Gas Jobs In Light of Biden Order

The legislation comes after President Biden signed an executive order this week to suspend oil and gas leasing on federal lands and offshore waters for one year. "Texas energy producers are bearing the brunt of President Biden's foolish, job-killing executive orders in the first days of this administration," Crenshaw said in a Thursday statement, adding that the new administration "is showing little regard to the livelihoods of blue-collar workers who are already struggling during this pandemic."
New Research Debunks Claim That a $15 Minimum Wage
Would Not Reduce Employment

A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research surveys the body of economic research on minimum wage increases and rebuts the notion that empirical data show no impact of increases in minimum wage hikes. The authors find that of all the available research on the subject they reviewed, there is a "clear preponderance" of findings that show a job-killing impact. The documentation of job losses is even more pronounced for teenagers, young adults, and the less-educated.
Lies, Rewritten History, and a Bust In the Oval Office
Tom DeWeese
On the first day of his occupation of the White House Oval Office, it was reported that Joe Biden quickly removed the bust of Winston Churchill and replaced it with one of Cesar Chavez. This move is supposed to demonstrate Biden’s support for the working man. Cesar Chavez has been portrayed to the American public as a hero and champion of poor Hispanic migrant workers who, it was claimed, were paid mere pennies to work in the grape and lettuce fields of California.
Dems Biding Their Time with Biden Heading Towards Disaster?
Judi McLeod
The doomsday clock is ticking towards disaster with the Democrats biding their time with Biden. One week ago today when former Barack Obama’s former vice president was inaugurated, millions thought the 25,000 National Guard troops protecting paranoid and melodramatic Democrats were the main prop, but it was Biden who was – and is –  their biggest prop. That’s because the Democrats rode into power on a one-trick pony.
Sen. Manchin Criticizes White House for Not Notifying Him
About Harris Interview on COVID-19 Relief Push

In an interview over the weekend, Manchin called out the administration for not notifying him Harris would go on local airwaves to advocate Joe Biden’s proposed COVID-19 plan. Manchin said lawmakers are trying to find a bipartisan way forward on COVID-19 relief, adding Harris’ interview did not help those efforts.
New York Times Writer Arrested as Secret Iran Agent
Acknowledges He Was Paid by Iranian Government

The frequent New York Times opinion contributor who was arrested earlier this month and charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Iranian government acknowledges that he was paid by the Iranian mission at the United Nations. "I received checks from the Mission's UN account and it never occurred to me that I was doing anything illegal," the New York Times opinion writer, Kaveh Afrasiabi, wrote in a statement to the Algemeiner.
The Whole Biden Family Made Money with Chinese Deals
The Spectator
Hunter Biden wouldn’t have a dime if his dad wasn’t a corrupt politician. We’ve reported extensively on Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings in China: Hunter Biden Made Money on China’s Energy Company CEFC, On Its Way Up and On Its Way Down.
Biden Brood Already Cashing In On Joe’s Presidency
Michael Goodwin
They can’t quit the grift. No sooner had Joe Biden won the White House than his family went back to trying to make a buck off his name. The latest sordid example involves one of Joe’s younger brothers, Frank Biden, appearing in a Florida law firm’s ad – on Inauguration Day no less. The ad used the president’s name to draw attention to the Berman Law Group’s class-action suit against sugar cane growers.
200 Republicans Pledge Support for Hyde Amendment as
Biden Takes Aim at Pro-Life Legislation

Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks is leading 200 of his Republican colleagues in pledging support for the Hyde Amendment as President Joe Biden continues to take aim at pro-life legislation, according to the congressman's office. The Republican congressmen sent a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders pledging to oppose any legislation eliminating or weakening the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions. Biden has repeatedly promised to repeal the amendment should he become president of the United States.
Biden Pick to Run Unemployment Program
Oversaw Hundreds of Millions Lost In Unemployment Fraud

Suzi LeVine,  the departing head of Washington's Employment Security Department (ESD), reportedly will run a federal agency office that assists states in processing unemployment claims. But LeVine's transition into a White House role comes amid an unemployment fraud scandal at her department that cost the state over $600 million. Her forthcoming role will be interim assistant secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, part of the Labor Department, five people familiar with the transition told Bloomberg Law.
Union Vote Blocks Return of Students in Chicago in
Defiance of School District Order

Thousands of Chicago's educators are refusing to head back into schools Monday as originally planned, following a weekend vote from its teachers union to defy a district order asking them to return to the classroom in preparation for resuming in-person learning.
Florida Teachers Working Remotely Amid COVID Caught
'Partying, Traveling and Failing to Wear Masks'

Florida teachers working remotely who argue they fear too much for their safety to return to work have been caught on social media "partying, traveling and failing to wear masks," the Sun-Sentinel reports. In response, the teachers union accused administrators of spying on them:
Maxine Waters Has Given
Over $1 Million In Campaign Cash to Daughter

Daughter of the California Democrat organized slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother's re-election. Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, where a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures, and advises voters how to cast their ballots.
Rare Earths First? Or Last?
Duggan Flanakin
As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that no Green New Deal can succeed without major increases in US mining and processing – unless they want to make America even more dependent on China and Russia.
Even Europe Is Losing Patience with Iran's Nuclear Antics
Con Coughlin
Many of the appointments Mr Biden has made to his foreign policy team to date include veterans of the Obama administration who helped to negotiate the original, flawed deal. Now, not even the most enthusiastic supporters of the nuclear agreement, whether in Europe or the US, can entertain the hope of reviving a deal with Tehran so long as the ayatollahs remain determined to ignore their international obligations.
Colleges Closed Many Campus Services During Pandemic...
But Still Charged Students for Them

In spring 2020, Campus Reform reported on several colleges refusing to refund fees that students paid to use campus facilities that were then closed for the majority of the semester in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, as the beginning of the spring 2021 semester is getting underway, a new presidential administration has assumed power, and coronavirus cases are surging, some students already facing hardship are still fighting against colleges charging them exorbitant fees for services they're forbidden to use.
American Taxpayers Have Spent Jaw-Dropping Amount
On Keeping 9/11 Mastermind Alive

The U.S. government has spent an estimated $161.5 million housing the suspected mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. And up until Saturday, Mohammed was to receive a coronavirus vaccine so that he could be tried and put to death, if convicted. Captured in 2003, Sheikh Mohammed confessed to being a mastermind behind some of the most prolific terror attacks in the past few decades, most notably the 9/11 attacks.

Week ending 24 January 2021

Biden's Militarized Inauguration Showcased Democrats' Insecurity
Glenn H. Reynolds
Nothing says, "This was a perfectly normal election, and now it's time to come together as a united nation," like having your swearing-in behind 12-foot-high razor wire surrounded by 25,000 troops whose loyalty you doubt. That's what we witnessed at President Biden's inauguration on Wednesday: a grim testament to the fundamental insecurity and fragility of the re-ascendant liberal elite.
Who Ordered the National Guard Troops
Stuffed Into the Icy Underground Parking Garage?

Monica Showalter
Following the strange inauguration of Joe Biden, some 25,000 to 65,000 National Guard troops brought in to guard the Capitol were in for a string of insults. First, their loyalty was questioned. Then their professionalism was questioned. And with no clear purpose for so many of them to protect the Capitol, it was clear they were being used for photo op props, not the service they were sworn to.
Trump's Top-10 Triumphs:
A Last Look at a Remarkable Presidency

I & I Editorial Board
President Donald Trump became an ex-president on Wednesday, as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. We wish him nothing but the best. But before we let Trump go, we thought we'd review some of his biggest accomplishments while in office. We call them "triumphs," because they were all big achievements executed against great odds.
Now the Washington Post Admits
Trump Did Not Incite the Capitol Riot

With the second bogus impeachment in the books, the Washington Post has finally seen fit to admit that President Trump did not incite the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 with his speech, acknowledging that it was, in fact, planned in advance. The article, published Tuesday, the day before Biden's inauguration, declares in its headline "Self-styled militia members planned on storming the U.S. Capitol days in advance of Jan. 6 attack, court documents say"
Biden Cannot Legally Get Us Back Into the Paris Climate Accords;
Here's Why (that goes for the Iran nuclear deal as well)

Matt Margolis
The truth is, the United States was never actually legally a part of the Paris climate accords. What does the United States Constitution say about treaties? It says that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur." It's right there in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2... Obama, who fancied himself a constitutional scholar, never even attempted to go to the Senate for ratification.
Earth to Joe Biden: Canceling Keystone XL Pipeline
Is a Gift to China and Russia

Daniel Turner
Joe Biden's plans to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline is a gift to someone. The radical green groups for sure: they have opposed the oil link since its inception. The trucking and railroad industry will benefit, too, because once the pipeline is stopped, then the oil will be transported in and around America by something with wheels. It's also a gift to our adversaries:
Justin Trudeau 'disappointed' in
Biden's Decision to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said his administration was "disappointed" with President Joe Biden's decision to revoke the permit for construction on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Biden's Dishonest Coronavirus Expectation-Setting
Washington Examiner editorial
President Biden promised to be straight with the public, but when it comes to the coronavirus, it's clear that his administration is more interested in gaming expectations. While the vaccine rollout has obviously been far from perfect, the reality is that at the time Biden was sworn into office, the United States was already administering vaccines at a pace of roughly 1 million a day – the same pace that would be required to meet the Biden goal.
Biden Stops Trump Order to Slash Price of Insulin, EpiPen
President Joe Biden's United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday stopped executive orders from his predecessor designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including insulin and epinephrine. During the signing ceremony, Trump said the high price of insulin and EpiPens have cut off low-income people in "desperate" need of the treatments.
Biden's Pause On Oil Cause for Big Concern in New Mexico
President Joe Biden's 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other public programs hinges on the industry's success. Top Republicans in the state as well as local leaders in communities that border the Permian Basin – one of the most productive regions in the U.S. – say any moves to make permanent the suspension would be economically devastating for the state.
Biden May Force American Taxpayers to
Foot Bill for San Francisco Homeless Hotels

San Francisco hotels used to house homeless people may be fully funded by the federal government this year, thanks to an executive order signed by President Joe Biden signed last Thursday. Under the order, certain kinds of emergency housing for the homeless are eligible to be fully reimbursed through September.
Biden's Executive Order Blitz Has
Done Nothing but 'spit into the eye of normal Americans'

Miranda Devine
Since accepting office, President Biden has enacted a slate of executive orders that have done nothing but "spit into the eye of normal Americans who are not protected by great wealth or by protected jobs," Fox News contributor Miranda Devine said Saturday. The New York Post columnist made the comment on "Watters World" over the weekend reacting to a total of 30 executive orders signed by Biden since entering the Oval Office last Wednesday. The orders reversed a number of Trump administration policies and covered areas Biden identified as his priorities on the campaign trail, including the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.
Biden Reverses on Change to U.S. Ambassador to Israel
Twitter Name to Include West Bank and Gaza

"The U.S. doesn’t have ambassadors to any other disputed territory in the world. Singling out Israel, once again, is wrong," said Len Khodorkovsky, former deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. "Instead of building on all the progress that’s been made toward peace in the Middle East, the Biden administration seems to be reversing course toward the failed policies of the Obama years."
U.S. Media: 'Telling China's Story Well'
Judith Bergman
One of the foremost tasks of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Xi Jinping is, at his directive, to "tell stories about China well and spread China's voice well; enable the world to see a multidimensional and colorful China; present China as a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and an upholder of international order".
The Terrifying Scourge of 'Multiracial Whiteness'
Cockburn
Somehow, on their way to launching a neo-fascist takeover of the United States, the white supremacists ran out of whites. Simply looking at video of the Capitol riot, or looking at the FBI's wanted images afterwards, makes it obvious that the mob of Trump die-hards were multiracial. The two most famous members of the Proud Boys, America's premier 'white nationalist' group, are an Afro-Cuban and a Samoan. 'Stop the Steal' organizer Ali Alexander identifies as black and Arab.
Hush Now, Brown Person, I'll Do The Talking
David Thompson
Well, here's a thing. It turns out that "white supremacy" is surprisingly diverse. Or, as the Washington Post's headline puts it: To Understand Trump's support, we must think in terms of multiracial Whiteness. The author of what follows, Ms Cristina Beltrán, is "an associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University." Her areas of expertise are needless to say sweeping and numerous, extending from "feminist theory" to "Latinx, and race & gender politic," because "Latinx" and "politic" is how we do things now.
Prof. Kristen Clarke, Biden's Pick to Lead DOJ 'Civil Rights Division,' said Black People Are 'superior' to Whites
President Joe Biden's pick to become Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is a professor who has argued that Black people are mentally and physically superior to White people. Clarke wrote that "at the core of the human brain is the 'locus coeruleus' which is a structure that is Black because it contains large amounts of (neuro) melanin which is essential for its operation."
Biden's Climate Team:
'Systemic Racism' is to Blame for Climate Change

Two aides named by President-elect Joe Biden to handle environmental issues claim "systemic racism" is partially to blame for climate change. The Washington Free Beacon reported that Maggie Thomas has been tapped for the Office of Domestic Climate Policy chief of staff and Cecilia Martinez will serve as "senior director for environmental justice. Both incoming advisers have said racism drives climate change while insisting Biden's environmental reforms should be based on "racial and economic justice."
The Perfect Storm: Is America Ready for a Third Political Party?
Steve Rossiter
Can a new party happen? Of course it can! This is the perfect time to support the founding of a new political party. It will only require Donald Trump to pull the trigger and for solid Trump supporters to come out of the closet and become visibly active in the new party politics.
Biden's Call for Unity
Flies In the Face of Media Vitriol Toward Trump Supporters

The 46th president called for a "fresh start" and urged Americans to "listen to one another" and "show respect to one another," insisting "politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path" and that "every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war." However, much of the "uncivil war" was fueled by the mainstream media during the Trump presidency and the 2020 presidential election campaign, as well as in the weeks leading up to Biden's inauguration.
Court Blocks Biden HHS from Forcing
Catholic Doctors to Perform Transgender Surgery

On Monday, the day before Joe Biden became president of the United States, a federal court in North Dakota defended Roman Catholic health care providers from an Obamacare mandate forcing doctors and nurses to perform experimental transgender surgeries that violate Roman Catholic convictions. The court enjoined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from forcing these Catholic physicians to perform transgender surgery.
States Push for Allowing Concealed Carry of Guns Without Permit
GOP lawmakers in multiple states are aiming to relax certain gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to obtain a permit, continuing a trend that many gun control advocates say is frightening. Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and lawmakers in nine others have proposed allowing or expanding the practice. GOP governors are backing the changes in Utah and Tennessee. Another bill expanding permitless carry in Montana has passed the state House.
‘Armed Virginia Man’ Arrested in DC Was Actually
Security Contractor; CNN Pushed a Fake Narrative

When the news first broke, CNN hyped the story to fit their narrative about how President Trump has endangered the security of Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration. “US Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in a locked-down zone of downtown Washington, DC, Friday with “fake” inaugural credentials, an unregistered handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunition, according to court documents,” the story first read.
Georgia Democrats Teed Off – Democrats Promised Them $2,000,
Biden Stimulus Plan Gives Them Barely $1,4000

President-elect Joe Biden released his long-awaited stimulus proposal last Thursday that contained an inauspicious provision for millions of Americans expecting additional $2,000 stimulus checks. Instead of that long-promised amount, Biden's proposal only calls for an additional $1,400 stimulus payment. Georgia voters who recently delivered the Democratic Party control of the U.S. Senate by electing Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff say they feel betrayed, let down, and outraged at what NBC Peacock host Mehdi Hasan has termed "Biden's first broken campaign promise."
Joe Biden Calls for DOJ to Resume
Obama-Era 'Slush Fund' Payouts to Left-Wing Groups

The Trump administration stopped these payments in 2017, as outlined in a Justice Department manual that initially came from a memo from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people – not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power," Sessions said in 2017.
Here Are Just 10 of the Wild Conspiracy Theories the
Left (and Media) Have Tarred Trump With for More Than 4 Years

Victoria Taft
Let's take a rambling trip down the memory lane of the Steele dossier fever dreams, "highly placed sources," and Rick Wilson's fantasies, shall we? These are the 10 Biggest Conspiracy Theories leveled against Trump. These are not in any particular order.
Employees Who Switch to Remote Work
Should Make More Money – Not Less

Martin Lindstrom
Analysts estimate that the work-from-home revolution has lifted productivity to unprecedented levels. Simultaneously, downsized office space, closed lunch rooms, halved electricity bills, and reduced cleaning and security have generated savings in the billions for corporations, big and small.
Biden's Vaccine Pitch Relies On You Being Bad at Math
Timothy P. Carney
President Biden has a coronavirus plan. The plan is to mostly continue the coronavirus plan of the Trump administration but use credulous reporters who can't do division to convince the world that he has hatched a brilliant new coronavirus plan. And up until tonight, it worked flawlessly. Now that some reporters have put some denominators into some numerators, though, Biden's on the defensive.

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