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  • Vaccine Patriotism vs. Vaccine Globalism

    04/09/2021 5:36:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 9, 2021 | Pat Buchanan
    When the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines first proved their efficacy, preventing nearly 95% of coronavirus infections in those who got the shots in test trials, a vexing issue immediately arose. Who should get priority in receiving these life-saving shots? Generally speaking, the answer, while differing slightly from state to state, was that those most vulnerable to the virus, and those most vital to battling it, should be inoculated first. The most vital were doctors, nurses and emergency medical personnel in hospitals receiving infected patients. The most vulnerable were the elderly in nursing homes with comorbidities and compromised immune systems who...
  • How Writing A Federalist Article Put Me On Chardonnay Antifa’s Cancel List

    03/19/2021 8:46:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 19, 2021 | Ian Prior
    Cancel culture is coming for you, whether you know it or not. It’s not about your worldview. It’s about radicalizing everyday people whose inner turmoil will be directed at you.In October 2020, I wrote an opinion article for The Federalist entitled “More Va. Public Schools Using Kids As Guinea Pigs For Critical Race Theory.” As a parent in Loudoun County, Va., I had become extremely concerned that Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is being hijacked by rabid radicals eager to spend taxpayer money to indoctrinate teachers and students with critical race theory concepts. Among the many issues I highlighted included:...
  • The Left’s Vision Of Equity Will Cripple A Generation Of Minority Students

    03/03/2021 7:33:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 3, 2021 | Delano Sqires
    Is there anything worse for black K-12 students who want to become engineers than teachers who think they can’t meet the same standards as their classmates?New York City’s Department of Education recently decided to change admission into its Gifted and Talented program from a single test for students in kindergarten through third grade to a questionnaire for the pre-K teachers of applicants and a lottery system. This change—widely criticized by parents — is a perfect example of the pitfalls of the current push for equity in education.I have no issue debating the merits of the previous admissions process. My problem...
  • Wisconsin’s Capitol City Is Trying To Ban White People From Police Oversight Board

    02/19/2021 6:01:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2021 | Daniel Lennington
    Heralded as a serious effort at 'equity' and 'inclusion,' Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board openly states that white people need not apply and are not welcome.When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 to deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he offered Americans, of all races, a compelling vision of a society no longer prejudiced by race. He envisioned a country where citizens are judged “by the content of their character” and not “the color of their skin.” But to listen to today’s most prominent “antiracists,” King’s dream is what...
  • CDC: LGBs Have Higher Rates of Health Conditions Associated With Serious COVID Than Heterosexuals

    02/15/2021 12:03:55 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 2/15/2021 | Michael W Chapman
    In a study designed to gather more data about how "sexual minorities" -- lesbians, gays, and bisexuals -- are affected by COVID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that LGB persons have higher rates of health conditions associated with severe COVID illness than heterosexual persons -- conditions such as asthma, kidney disease, and cancer. "Sexual minority persons in the United States have higher self-reported prevalences of several underlying health conditions associated with severe outcomes from COVID-19 than do heterosexual persons, both in the overall population and among racial/ethnic minority groups," reported the CDC in its report, Sexual...
  • How Equality Lost to ‘Equity’

    02/12/2021 5:02:59 PM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2021 | Tunku Varadarajan interviewing Shelby Steele
    The first time Shelby Steele used the word “equity” in one of his books—“White Guilt,” published in 2006—he was referring to the value his father had accrued in restoring “three ramshackle homes to neat lower-middle-class acceptability.” This was in 1950s Chicago, a city the author describes as “virulently segregated.” Shelby Steele Sr., a Southern-born black truck driver who’d left school in third grade to work the fields, concealed his homeownership from his white employer. He was afraid he’d be fired for “getting above himself.” No bank would loan the elder Steele money, so he used bricks, discarded lumber, and cast-off...
  • How ‘Socio-Emotional Learning’ Became Another Vehicle For Anti-White Racism In Schools

    02/08/2021 11:08:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2021 | Jane Robins
    A learning focus popular in public schools has been converted into a vehicle for teaching critical race theory to elevate favored students based primarily on race.Parents normally send their children to school (or park them at the computer for pretend school) to learn academic disciplines, including English, math, science, and history. But in most public and some private schools, more and more time is being redirected from academic instruction to “social-emotional learning” (SEL)—the cultivation not of knowledge but of the “correct” attitudes, beliefs, opinions, and behaviors. If this weren’t worrisome enough to parents who thought that is their job, SEL...
  • Progressives Put the Racial ‘Equity’ Squeeze on Biden

    02/03/2021 2:39:19 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 2, 2021 | Jason L. Riley
    President Biden likes to talk about “healing” and “unity,” but he also keeps pledging to prioritize the supposed interests of certain favored minority groups. When is he going to realize that his goals of racial unification and racial favoritism are at cross-purposes? Last week Mr. Biden signed an executive order on “racial equity.” He said that George Floyd’s death last summer “marked a turning point in this country’s attitude toward racial justice” and is “forcing us to confront systemic racism and white supremacy.” He added that “this nation and this government need to change their whole approach to the issue...
  • In push for woke ‘equity,’ Biden abandons equality

    01/31/2021 2:56:46 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 30, 2021 | Post Editorial Board
    President Biden’s embrace of utter nonsense pushed by the “woke” continued with last week’s executive orders to “advance racial equity” and “root out systemic racism in housing and criminal justice.” The “equity” approach assumes that any outcome that doesn’t meet inane racial quotas is the result of bias. It is, in fact, systematically racist. The four executive orders Biden signed Tuesday don’t seem that earth-shattering. He directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development “to take steps necessary to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies,” told the Justice Department to stop using private prisons, recommitted the feds to honoring tribal...
  • For Democrats, equality is no longer good enough. We need Marxist 'equity.'

    01/30/2021 4:55:50 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Jan, 2021 | D. Lewis
    At a White House briefing last week, Susan Rice said, "The president has committed the whole of our government to advancing racial justice and equity[.] ... We will hold the federal government accountable for advancing equity ... Every agency will place equity at the core [of its programs[.]" According to the dictionary, equity is "freedom from bias or favoritism." However, the "social justice" definition of equity is the opposite. It holds that to be equal, people must be treated differently. "Whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that we do not all start from the same...
  • Biden’s ‘racial justice’ agenda: Judge everyone by the color of their skin

    01/30/2021 3:49:23 AM PST · by karpov · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 29, 2021 | Michael Barone
    On Tuesday, six days into Joe Biden’s administration, it became clear why Susan Rice, hitherto a foreign-policy specialist, was named director of the Domestic Policy Council. Rice — unconfirmable for a Cabinet post after her unembarrassed Sunday-show lying about the Benghazi terrorist attack — ventured into the White House press room to preview Biden’s “equity” initiative. With one possible exception, the specific policies announced were less important than the word ­“equity,” invoked 19 times by Rice and nine by Biden. Ending federal private prison contracts and combating “xenophobia” against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are small potatoes as federal policies....
  • Hunter Biden reportedly still owns stake in Chinese equity firm despite reports he was in process of divesting

    01/29/2021 1:09:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/29/2021 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Hunter Biden still holds a stake in a Chinese private equity firm despite reports last month that he was in the process of divesting from the company.Business records show that Biden holds a 10% stake in BHR Partners through his company, Skaneateles LLC.Multiple news outlets reported in late December that Biden was “in the process” of divesting his share in the company.BHR manages over $2 billion in assets and is co-owned by the Bank Of China, which is controlled by the Chinese government."No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings...
  • Jon Stewart Joins Twitter to Defend Reddit GameStop Traders

    01/28/2021 10:44:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 28, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    Jon Stewart was prompted to join Twitter on Thursday to defend the renegade Reddit traders who turned Wall Street upside down this week. The former “Daily Show” host hit back at critics of the rogue day traders who used WallStreetBets to send GameStop’s stock skyrocketing in defiance of large hedge funds shorting the business. “This is ********. The Redditors aren’t cheating, they’re joining a party Wall Street insiders have been enjoying for years,” Stewart tweeted.
  • How Equity Will Destroy America

    01/28/2021 12:36:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 28, 2021 | David Marcus
    Equity and equal opportunity are fundamentally incompatible.Back in 2019, as the race for the Democratic nomination for president was shaping up, the field was heralded as the most diverse in history. But when the dust settled, it was the old white guy who had once palled around with segregationists who came away with the prize. The Joe Biden administration is making up for his paleness now by making race and identity the grand unifying principle of its approach to everything. If they succeed, the results will be a disaster. The administration has identified four emergencies facing the nation that it...
  • Biden’s Unity Branding Is False Advertising That Will Sow More Division

    01/28/2021 10:43:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 28, 2021 | Emily Jashinsky
    After a chaotic four years, President Biden wants to voters to believe he’s governing as a unifier while actually governing as a hard partisan. For Democrats, that tension doesn’t pose much of a dilemma because the corporate press will uncritically permit Biden to sell his leftism as unification. It’s false advertising. Biden set the tone for his term with a milquetoast inaugural address that pledged to “lower the temperature.” For many in this exhausted and divided nation, that was probably a welcome message. But it’s merely cosmetic and Biden proved that right away. Among his flurry of executive orders were...
  • Parents Who Opt Out of Public Schools Don't Deserve Smears From Teachers Unions

    01/25/2021 4:30:04 PM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 01/25/2021 | Daryl James and Erica Smith
    Union leaders shame parents, arguing that equity gaps will widen if parents pull their children out of public schools. Parents who bring their children together in small learning groups during the pandemic not only get labeled as eccentric, but also as segregationists guilty of promoting racial division in a nation with an ugly history of "separate but equal." The National Education Association lays out the talking point in a recent policy paper, and industry insiders have repeated the claim on dozens of platforms. Using loaded terms like "radical" and "unqualified," they have sounded the alarm about a massive parental revolt.
  • More Va. Public Schools Using Kids As Guinea Pigs For Critical Race Theory

    10/13/2020 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Ian Prior
    Based on the recommendations of consultants they paid nearly half a million taxpayer dollars, the Loudon County school board recently approved an Equity Plan steeped in critical race rhetoric. Ever since the unfortunate death of George Floyd, corporate media, virtue-signaling neighborhood leftists, and politicians have been talking about “systemic racism” in America, even though there was and still is no evidence that Floyd’s death was motivated by race.This is emblematic of the growing concern about “critical race theory,” in which everything is viewed through the lens of race because, the theory claims, “racism is present in every aspect of life,...
  • The Most Frightening Thing Joe Biden Said Last Night

    09/30/2020 8:30:15 AM PDT · by PPSman · 25 replies ^ | September 30,2020 | Robert Wenzel
    President Trump throughout the debate last night tried to frame Joe Biden as a radical leftist. Biden denied it time after time. But it was Biden himself who provided the tell that he does indeed side with radical leftists and I am talking frightening radical leftist concepts. At about 30 minutes into the debate, Biden said, "It’s about equity and equality. It’s about decency. It’s about the constitution. And we have never walked away from trying to require equity for everyone, equality for the whole of America." Now, notice that he says he wants "equity and equality," so it is...
  • San Francisco police to stop responding to non-criminal calls as part of reforms

    06/13/2020 3:52:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    AP via Kron4 ^ | 6/12/20
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco police will stop responding to neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people, school discipline interventions and other non-criminal activities as part of a police reform plan the mayor announced Thursday. Mayor London Breed said in a news release that on calls that don’t involve a threat to public safety, police would be replaced by trained, unarmed professionals to limit unnecessary confrontation between the police department and the community. “We know that a lack of equity in our society overall leads to a lot of the problems that police are being asked to solve,” she said...
  • FINANCE Private Equity Eyes Coronavirus-Struck Industries: ‘They Have Been Waiting For This’

    03/25/2020 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 25, 2020 | Hugh Son, Alex Sherman, Lauren Hirsch
    The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down entire sectors of the economy and putting millions of Americans out of work, but one corner of Wall Street may find opportunity amid the carnage: private equity. Private equity firms have been stockpiling cash in recent years as rising markets made it harder for them to invest, accumulating a record pile of “dry powder” for deals. The industry typically buys undervalued companies with borrowed money, taking them private to spruce up operations for an eventual sale. The high company valuations that kept them at bay collapsed this month amid widespread business closures and quarantines...