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  • Schools Should Stay Open or Lose COVID-19 Funds

    01/22/2022 5:06:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Josh Mandel
    The federal government showered government schools with money to stay open, but they’re shutting down anyway. It’s turned into a ruse and the victims are the children and the taxpayers. Ohio received more than $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds earmarked for keeping our public schools open. After two years of this pandemic, any schools who accepted this funding and still haven’t found a way to keep kids in class should be forced to refund their share of the money. Instead of reopening, many public schools in Ohio are returning to remote learning. While traditional homeschooling is terrific for...
  • Iran's Danger Drones

    01/22/2022 4:52:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Struan Stevenson
    A drone attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, which killed three people and injured six others working at an oil storage facility near the airport in Abu Dhabi, led to an immediate retaliation by Saudi Arabia, a close ally of the UAE. The Saudis blamed the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen for the drone strike and hit back with a heavy air raid on Sanaa, the rebel-held Yemen capital city. The drone attack has simply been the latest in a series of similar raids across the Middle East that all have their origins in Iran. Despite lurching...
  • How Parents Can Continue the Fight for Education Freedom in 2022

    01/22/2022 4:27:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Laura Zork
    In 2021, special interests groups and teachers unions worked their air-tight alliances with Democratic politicians to the bone, trying harder than ever to stop parents from having a say in the education of their children. But 2021 was also the year that parents fought back. Parents flocked to the polls in record numbers to elect Glenn Youngkin as Governor of Virginia in a massive upset. Youngkin kept his campaign promise and banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Virginia’s schools on his first day in office. In another victory, the Department of Education pulled the plug on a regulation that would...
  • It’s Not Racial to Reward Good Behavior

    01/22/2022 4:17:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | May Mailman (Davis)
    It’s become fashionable to condemn law enforcement as racist, leading to such shortsighted responses as ending cash bail, permitting endemic homelessness, and downgrading felonies to misdemeanors. These responses have resulted in logical conclusions, from six dead in Waukesha, to senseless murder in the NYC subway. And these responses have devastated poor, black victims especially. But wait, say the social justice warriors, we’ve only just begun. We must not only abolish criminal punishment, but social incentives for good behavior as well. Last week, a housing justice group filed a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that a New Orleans landlord’s criminal background...
  • The Power of Life Shines Through the Darkest Night

    01/22/2022 4:03:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Kathryn Lopez
    It was breathtaking to be at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on the morning of Jan. 18. The Christmas tree was gone from Rockefeller Center, but the church was packed yet again, this time with a strong showing from the NYPD, the new mayor, and other civil leaders. It was the fifth anniversary of the death of Steven McDonald, a police officer, who was shot on the job by a troubled teen. Left paralyzed, he forgave his shooter and even offered him room in his home once he was released from prison. The young man tragically died,...
  • Biden’s Climate Policies Damage America and Don’t Help the Climate

    01/22/2022 3:51:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Fighting climate change is at the center of resident Joe Biden’s administration, because, Biden claims, “[Climate change is] the number one issue facing humanity.” Biden’s solution, as outlined at the time and subsequently on multiple White House fact sheets, is to use a “whole of government approach,” achieving a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas emissions in 2030, and being net-zero emissions for the nation as a whole by 2050. Although Biden’s goals are clearly stated, his energy and climate policies have been inconsistent. Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. The actions taken by...
  • Author of 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones Decries 'Propaganda and Inaccurate History'

    01/22/2022 3:41:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Humberto Fontova
    The author of the preposterous 1619 Project seems miffed by the growing grass-roots backlash against the force-feeding of her anti-historical rubbish and it’s offshoots to American schoolchildren. Over in Virginia, for example, Gov. Younkin kicked off his term with an executive order banning Critical Race Theory in Virginia’s public schools. And down in Florida Gov. De Santis is pushing a bill to do much the same. “Many in mainstream media got caught up in the Republican propaganda campaign, which tried to conflate the teaching of a more accurate (italics mine) history, the teaching of structural racism, with trying to make...
  • Eric Adams May Well Force The Federalization Of Elections

    01/22/2022 3:11:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | Anony Mee
    There’s this: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof....” The Constitution, Article 1, Section 4. Hooray! Then there’s this: “...but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.” The Constitution, Article 1, Section 4 continued. Oh. Today Americans can feel relief and gladness. The Senate put to rest the “Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.” Much has been written regarding all the bad ideas contained in this bill; a recent example...
  • Who are the Oath Keepers?

    01/22/2022 3:05:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 22, 2022 | John Green
    Hearing the Department of Justice describe them, one would think that the Oath Keepers are the scariest bunch of anti-American knuckleheads to come down the pike since the Ku Klux Klan. Given that a bunch of them were just arrested for plotting an insurrection -- that the FBI assured us wasn’t an insurrection -- this is a good time to get to know who they actually are. Media coverage of the group is sprinkled with terms like “right-wing extremists,” “anti-government extremists,” and “far right militia.” Like any story, the reporting about the Oath Keepers can be spun to support a...
  • Joe Biden’s Fractured Fairy Tales-The President’s talent for political fiction

    01/21/2022 10:33:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 21, 2022 | Don Feder
    Joe Biden has been called a pathological liar, Pinocchio on steroids, delusional and totally detached from reality. That’s unfair. Instead, let’s just say the president has a flair for fiction. Think of him as a master storyteller to put Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm to shame. Here are a few of my favorite Biden bedtime stories:The Democrats Freedom to Vote Act will secure the right to vote for millions of Americans the GOP is trying to disenfranchise – Biden said Republicans working for election reform (secure ballots) are on the side of George Wallace not Martin Luther...
  • Did the Texas Synagogue Jihadi Act Alone?-A sobering look at the Pakistani connection

    01/21/2022 8:49:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 20, 2022 | Clare Lopez
    In the wake of the turbulence surrounding the 15 January 2022 Texas synagogue attack, it may be useful to take a step backward to review those events from a broader strategic perspective. John Guandolo at Understanding the Threat has done an excellent job explaining how this attack fits into the overall Islamic Movement jihad campaign against Western Civilization and the United States Constitutional Republic and the Jewish people in particular. Here, though, let us focus on the particular involvement of two international aspects: the Tablighi Jama’at Islamic revivalist/missionary organization and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its Inter-Services Intelligence...
  • Opinion: Joe Biden’s free COVID tests are late in coming and exclusionary to the most needful

    01/21/2022 8:14:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 21, 2022 | by Robin Epley
    The Biden Administration’s offer of four rapid COVID tests to every household in America is a good start to mitigate the recent surge of coronavirus cases, albeit one that is many months, many transmissions and hospitalizations, and so many deaths late. But limiting households to just four tests favors well-heeled property owners over poor people and people of color who don’t have the means to live in single-family households or don’t have internet access. The program rolled out this week, and millions rushed to get their four free tests, which will be mailed out via the U.S. Postal Service sometime...
  • Enough About The Uyghurs! Speak Up About America’s Liberties Lost

    01/21/2022 4:50:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Ilana Mercer
    A day after the January 16th hostage-taking at the Colleyville Beth Israel synagogue in Texas, near Fort Worth, the media reported that, “FBI and local police breached the building and ended the hostages’ 12-hour ordeal.” Details were murky and the media, ever malfunctioning, remained chronically incurious about the story’s nuances. Unclear was what transpired toward the end of the hostage-taking, courtesy of a British Muslim on a mission of Jihad to the U.S. The day after, we didn’t even know if terrorist Malik Faisal Akram died by law enforcement or by his own hand. Akram had aimed to free a...
  • Joe Biden Completes His Historic Failure

    01/21/2022 4:25:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Neil Patel
    Joe Biden campaigned as a moderate elder statesman who could help heal a divided country. The press played up the narrative that Biden put in place a team of professionals and technocrats who would provide real governing expertise as a salve from the chaos of the Trump years. The truth, of course, has been just the opposite. Many Americans are coming to believe that, contrary to the expectations going in, the Biden administration is a rudderless, leaderless, overly ideological mess. Biden did not help himself at his rare press conference Wednesday. When challenged on America's declining faith in the competence...
  • Abolish Parenthood? No, Family Trumps 'Equity'

    01/21/2022 4:07:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Michael Barone
    "California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity." That's the headline of a Ventura County Star column by Zocalo Public Square's Joe Mathews. "Want true equity?" the San Francisco Chronicle headlined the same column three days later. "California should force parents to give away their children." The column's thesis was not mischaracterized by either headline writer. (It's a longstanding practice in journalism that reporters and columnists don't write headlines. Nonjournalists find this bizarre, but that's the way it has always been.) Mathews points out that advantaged parents pass on their advantages to their children. The "solution," he says, is...
  • Biden Is Not Alone. Democrats Have Been Delegitimizing Elections for Years

    01/21/2022 3:57:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | David Harsanyi
    resident Joe Biden joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and numerous other Democrats this week in a partisan attempt to preemptively delegitimize the 2022 election. Twice the president was asked by reporters whether voters could trust the electoral system, and twice the president contended that a fair election was unlikely unless the Senate was blown up and the Democrats' election power grab was passed -- a maneuver that poses a far more serious and lasting threat to the constitutional order than anything Donald Trump is cooking up right now. "I think it would easily be illegitimate," said Biden. "The increase...
  • By the Numbers, a Failing President

    01/21/2022 3:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Pat Buchanan
    If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated. For, as the left painted the Capitol riot as an "armed insurrection," "domestic terrorism," "attempted coup," and political atrocity that stands beside Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as "a day that will live in infamy," Republicans were displacing the Democrats as America's first party. Democrats began 2021 as the preferred party of 49% of the country. Only 40% identified as Republicans. When 2022...
  • NPR's Fake News From the Supreme Court

    01/21/2022 3:25:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Tim Graham
    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar is hosting a temporary program pompously titled "Democracy In Peril." On Jan. 18, Keilar huffed: "We can't discuss the tsunami of disinformation, jeopardizing American democracy, without talking about the mothership, Fox." On the very same day, NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg aired a story claiming that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was callously ignoring requests from Chief Justice John Roberts to wear a mask during oral arguments in deference to diabetes-suffering colleague Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Fox News reporter Shannon Bream, using a different source, appeared on "Special Report with Bret Baier" and announced it was...
  • The Time to Overturn Roe v. Wade Is Now

    01/21/2022 3:00:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 202 | Todd Rokita
    On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide with its ruling in Roe v. Wade. As we look back 49 years later, we mourn the more than 62 million babies in America whose lives since then have been extinguished while they were yet in their mothers’ wombs. Even as we grieve, however, we pro-lifers can also hope. The Supreme Court could be on the verge of overturning that infamous decision that even many abortion proponents concede to be a poor example of jurisprudence. Speaking last year to a group of fellow pro-lifers, I encouraged the crowd to...
  • How To Lose Friends And Influence People

    01/21/2022 2:47:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 21, 2022 | Robin M. Itzler
    In these times of vitriol, when you either take a stand for what is right or become one of the sheep, invariably you are going to lose “friends.” But maybe they weren’t really friends to start with. Certainly, President Trump doesn’t worry about lost friendships when he challenges Uni-Party idiocy. Nor do the MAGA Republicans that have kept their spine after entering Congress. Patriotic Americans who believe in Judeo-Christian values can’t worry about hurt feelings when pushing back at insane totalitarian groupthink. Oh, but isn’t this contrary to what world renown Dale Carnegie preached when in 1936 he wrote his...