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  • "'Stunning’ Executive Order Would Politicize Civil Service" - Define Stunning

    10/22/2020 1:42:46 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 90 replies
    Government Executive Magazine ^ | 10-22-2020 | Erich Wagner
    President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order creating a new classification of “policy-making” federal employees that could strip swaths of the federal workforce of civil service protections just before the next president is sworn into office. The order would create a new Schedule F within the excepted service of the federal government, to be composed of “employees in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions,” and instructs agency heads to determine which current employees fit this definition and move them—whether they are members of the competitive service or other schedules within the excepted service—into this new classification.
  • Refuting the Lie That There Is No Plan to Defeat the Chinese Communist COVID-19 Virus

    10/06/2020 6:21:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/06/2020 | by Stu Cvrk
    President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, left, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, delivers his remarks at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Friday, March 27, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) From time to time, I like to promote the Combat Veterans for Congress (CVFC) political action committee because their cause is righteous. CVFC PAC is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For...
  • America’s New China Policy Comes Down To Two Words: Induce Change

    07/28/2020 10:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Two days after the United States ordered China to close its consulate at Houston within 72 hours, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the Trump administration’s foreign policy on China in a major speech on July 23. Because shutting down a country’s diplomatic mission is a very serious and provocative step, many wonder if the Sino-U.S. relationship is in freefall and what that could mean for the rest of the world. So Pompeo’s speech couldn’t have come at a better time.A noteworthy aspect of Pompeo’s speech was its criticism of America’s failed engagement-oriented policy toward Communist China during...
  • Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

    06/22/2020 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Borges · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/1/2016 | Trymaine Lee
    It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that grew from that uprising have launched a policy agenda calling for deep criminal justice and policing reforms. The Movement for Black Lives — under the catch-all banner of the Black Lives Matter movement — has put together what it describes as a “clear vision of the world where black humanity and...
  • President Trump has upended four decades of successful U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

    05/27/2020 3:43:45 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 53 replies
    Foreign Policy (via Twitter) ^ | 5/23/2020 | Foreign Policy
    Refers to an article by Hal Brands, Steven A. Cook, and Kenneth M. Pollack. Trump’s break with decades of U.S. strategy in the Persian Gulf has been conducted in his typically cavalier manner. But it did not come out of nowhere. Americans have been debating their long-standing strategic commitment to the Gulf for several years now. Critics of that commitment have offered multiple arguments for why Washington ought to pull back from the region. Each is founded in realities that should refine U.S. strategy toward the Gulf, but not abandon it, as Trump appears to be doing.
  • More New Yorkers Died from Governor Cuomo’s Coronavirus Nursing Home Policy than Died on 9/11

    05/21/2020 6:15:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    GP ^ | 05/21/20 | Joe Hoft
    What a disaster!  The actions of New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo have led to thousands of coronavirus deaths in the state.   It was New York state policy to put the sick patients back in the nursing home.More people died in nursing homes in New York, due to Governor Cuomo’s policies, than died on 9/11.  According to NBC News, New York’s policies for nursing homes required the homes to take in individuals that had the coronavirus: The coronavirus patients began arriving the last week of March, transferred to the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center under a New York state mandate requiring nursing homes to...
  • Why lockdowns are the wrong policy - Swedish expert Prof. Johan Giesecke

    05/05/2020 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Unherd, LockdownTV ^ | Johan Giesecke
    (Video at the link) UnHerd 33.1K subscribers That was one of the more extraordinary interviews we have done here at UnHerd. Professor Johan Giesecke, one of the world’s most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government (he hired Anders Tegnell who is currently directing Swedish strategy), the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and an advisor to the director general of the WHO, lays out with typically Swedish bluntness why he thinks: - UK policy on lockdown and other European countries are not evidence-based- The correct policy is to protect the old and the...
  • Stand Up for Your Rights, says Professor Knut M. Wittkowski

    04/07/2020 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The tentacle ^ | April 6,20 | By Guest Columnist -
    With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible, and then the elderly people, who should be separated, and the nursing homes should be closed during that time, can come back and meet...
  • On Texas’ Property Tax Problem: Go Big or Go Home

    03/21/2020 7:36:10 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 41 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 10, 2020 | J. Quintero
    Sky-high property taxes are perpetuating an affordability crisis, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out. Abbott told the Rotary Club of San Antonio, “One thing that is driving up the cost of housing and the cost of living is skyrocketing property taxes—skyrocketing property taxes that are beginning to force people out of homes they’ve lived in for virtually their entire lives.” And of course, he’s right. Texans everywhere are struggling to hold onto their homes because of soaring tax bills. That’s especially true in places like Travis County, where local officials are hitting homeowners hard. In fiscal year 2015, the...
  • Booker: ‘I Do Not Have Great Confidence’ in Trump’s Foreign Policy

    01/03/2020 6:02:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force and said that President Trump lacks a broader strategy and he doesn’t “have great confidence” in Trump’s foreign policy. Booker began by cautioning that the story is developing and we still don’t have all the facts. He also noted that Soleimani has killed Americans and destabilized the Middle East.
  • U.S. career diplomats testify that State Department was misused for domestic politics

    11/04/2019 12:28:11 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | Arshad Mohammed and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Two U.S. career diplomats told the Trump impeachment inquiry that they did not feel supported by the State Department under President Donald Trump and that the department was being used for domestic political purposes, according to transcripts of their testimony released on Monday. The Democratic-led House of Representatives investigation into the Republican president is focused on a phone call in July in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate political rival Joe Biden, a former vice president and contender for the Democratic Party nomination to run against him in the November 2020 election......
  • Blue State Blues: Democrats Back Policy That Helped Lead to Parkland Shooting

    09/20/2019 6:16:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    Several Democrats running for their party’s nomination in 2020 are backing a policy of easing school discipline, arguing that they want to stop a “school-to-prison pipeline” that hurts minority students. But according to Andrew Pollack (no relation), whose daughter, Meadow, was among the victims in the Parkland school shooting last February, those policies allow potentially dangerous people to keep a clean record, letting them pass firearm background checks.
  • The Problem With Narrative

    08/08/2019 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 8, 2019 | Jackie Gingrich Cusman
    This week, The New York Times caved to online bullying and changed a headline for an article covering President Donald Trump's remarks after the horrible shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The original headline, "Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism," was met with outrage on social media by those on the left. During the day, the hashtag #CancelNYT began trending. The headline was changed to "Assailing Hate but Not Guns." So, if the headline was initially wrong, what did Trump say on Monday in response to the shootings? Trump noted that the El Paso shooter had "posted a...
  • My policies

    06/04/2019 4:28:15 AM PDT · by impimp · 52 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 2 June 2019 | Impimp
    My policies: 1. Jail time for women who have abortions - This includes young women who are confused. 2. Unrestricted free trade - We need to stop supporting middle aged men in industries that don’t want to compete. Note that trade restrictions related to weapons and to ensure base domestic food supply are ok, but it is not Ok to protect our general industrial capacity. 3. Regulation elimination - I would like a 25 reduction in federal regulations for each of the next 10 years. 4. Reduction in taxes, especially on high income earners 5. Stop passing laws to help...
  • Judge blocks Trump's wait-in-Mexico asylum policy

    04/08/2019 11:04:05 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, April 8, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop its new policy of sending asylum-seekers who jumped the border back to Mexico to wait while their cases proceed, ruling Monday that the plan was likely illegal... Judge Richard Seeborg, an Obama appointee to the bench, said... Mexico is so dangerous that making asylum-seekers wait there — even if they’re not from Mexico — is untenable.
  • The Classicist: Making Your Country (Or Empire) Great Again

    12/16/2018 9:08:58 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | 12/14/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Victor Davis Hanson takes a historical lens to Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great Again.” Have such things been done in the past? Have certain gifted leaders been able to arrest and even reverse nations in seemingly inexorable decline? Professor Hanson discusses the small group of leaders he believes met that mandate, and explains what they have in common. 20 minute audio (podcast)
  • Democratic House Hurts Space Corps, Nuke Modernization, & Pentagon Topline

    11/11/2018 5:12:38 AM PST · by PIF · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | November 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM | By Mark Cancian
    WASHINGTON: The Democrats’ recapturing the House means three major impacts on the Defense Department: The odds are that controversial Trump priorities like new nuclear weapons and a Space Force will go nowhere, defense budgets will go down, and oversight will go up, up, up.
  • The Bureau of Land Management Belongs in Utah, Still National Federal Agency

    09/08/2018 2:22:43 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 18 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/31/2018 | Tribune Editorial Board
    Headquarter the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah? Absolutely. Just don’t start thinking it will be the Utah Bureau of Land Management.
With the encouragement of Rep. Rob Bishop and Gov. Gary Herbert, Acting Assistant Secretary of Interior Susan Combs came to town this week to discuss a possible move to either Salt Lake City or Ogden. Her boss, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, has pushed the idea of moving more of Interior’s work to the western United States where most federal lands are.
  • Constructing Truth: the FBI's (non)recording policy

    08/11/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 27 July, 2011 | Harvey Silverglate
    Instead of electronically recording its interviews and interrogations, the FBI’s policy is to rely on agents’ typewritten “section 302 reports,” crafted to reflect the supposed substance of the exchange. At such sessions, one agent takes notes by hand while the second agent—in the traditional two-agent FBI interviewing team—conducts the interview/interrogation. Tape recordings are almost never done because such recordation is – believe it or not – against formal written FBI policy. Therefore, the 302 report becomes the sole arbiter of what was, and was not, said; moreover, as we will see below, any interviewee who contests its accuracy risks prosecution....
  • Out of ideas, Chicagoland Mayor Emanuel BEGS violent gangs to cut out all the murder and mayhem

    08/08/2018 12:29:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 87 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    Some Policy: After yet another highly publicized and very deadly weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanual has come up with a plan to finally address the rising gang-related violence. Sort of. He’s essentially asking gangs to cut it out. While promising to deploy “hundreds” more police officers, Emanuel said in an address that he also wants to see an “attitudinal change” among Chicagoans — and especially gang bangers.