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‘Equity’ Policy Results In Firing Of 2 Veteran Educators For Refusing To Do ‘Wakanda Salute

March 5, 2021 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ Two veteran educators from the Bronx were fired recently for the simple act of refusing to do the “Wakanda salute,” a gesture from the popular superhero movie “Black Panther.” The gesture of Marvel Comics’ fictional African nation of Wakanda has been co-opted as a symbol of black power, like the raised […]

Who Hates Voters? AP Describes GOP Georgia Voter ID Bill As ‘Restrictive Voting Measures’

February 28, 2021 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ “Georgia senators pass bill to require ID for absentee voting.” So how does the Associated Press feel about that? In the old days when AP attempted to maintain a dry neutrality in its reporting, that could have been a tough question to answer. However, in recent years, with their policy of […]

3 Highlights From House Hearing On ‘Disinformation And Extremism’ In News Media

February 25, 2021 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ A House subcommittee held a virtual hearing Wednesday on how to weed out what Democrats call “disinformation and extremism” in the media. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, organized the hearing. “The prolonged severity of the […]

If France Can Reject Wokeness, So Can We

February 19, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ An interesting piece in The New York Times highlights a ferocious blowback against woke ideas in France. Yes, France. “The threat is said to be existential,” foreign correspondent Norimitsu Onishi writes, adding: It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage. The threat? ‘Certain social […]

The Media’s COVID Failures

February 18, 2021 by

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Robin Smith ~ Contradictory reporting has left Americans distrusting media, government, and each other. The COVID response is now in its new and improved iteration post-President Donald Trump. Americans have proven resilient but have grown tired of the flips and flops of the information packaged with purpose by the national media to fuel the 24-hour […]

Texas Follows Florida, Preps Own Bill Against Big Tech Censorship

February 9, 2021 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Conservative leaders from Texas and Florida are taking unprecedented action to punish Big Tech for censoring conservatives. “We are working with Sen. Hughes on legislation to prevent social media providers like Facebook & Twitter from cancelling conservative speech,” Texas Governor Greg Abbot announced Feb. 7 via Twitter. His post linked to […]

Get Your Shots

February 8, 2021 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Is a Black Market in Vaccines lurking in our future? or will Big Pharm market to the world?! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

John F. Kennedy Shot. What Did He and Others Warn America?

January 18, 2021 by

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William Federer  ~ “We are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” John F. Kennedy stated in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 28, 1961: “The Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks […]

Why Conservatives Of All Stripes Must Unite In 2021

January 4, 2021 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ After 2020—a year with a deadly pandemic, a crushing economic shutdown, brutal riots, and a contested presidential election—it often feels as though things can’t get any worse. Yet, the political left sees these very moments when the American people are overwhelmed and exhausted as opportunities […]

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

NUTS: WashPost Op-Ed Wants ‘Immunity Passports’ Before Opening Economy

December 29, 2020 by

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By Joseph Vazquez ~ People need “immunity passports” if they want the economy reopened.  At least, that’s the crazy idea The Washington Post decided to push. The Post published an insane op-ed advocating for this proposal by Vital Strategies Director of Public Health Law Aaron Schwid and Resolve to Save Lives CEO Tom Frieden. The two […]

COVID Curtails The Comfort And Joy Of Christmas Music

December 26, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Way back on November 13, Washington D.C. radio station WASH-FM flipped the switch to its annual 24/7 Christmas music rotation. That’s about two weeks before the rest of America. After the severely limited year of 2020, it’s understandable more people would haul out the holly and get in the spirit early, […]

China Lies About Its Wrongdoing On COVID, Spying, Global Aggression, Pollution, And More

December 20, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ The Chinese Communist Party has lied about COVID-19 from the start. And it’s still lying about the disease that has turned into a pandemic confirmed to be responsible for nearly 75 million infections around the world, including 17.2 million in the U.S. The global death toll from the pandemic is over […]

Fed Up With Tech Platforms’ Censorship? Here Are 3 Free Speech Upstarts.

December 5, 2020 by

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By Nathalie Voit ~ Traditional social media networks are experiencing a backlash from users as they continue to “cancel” or otherwise censor conservative views. As a result, alternative “free speech” social media providers such as MeWe and Parler are seeing a surge of new users to their platforms. Here are three of those social media […]

Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Produce Anti-Lockdown Song, Clapton Calls Lockdowns ‘Deeply Upsetting’

December 1, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Ok so maybe Clapton isn’t actually “god,” but neither is big government during the height of the Chinese plague. The English blues guitar virtuoso teamed up with legendary songwriter and vocalist Van Morrison to write an anti-lockdown song and provided some words on how the next wave of COVID lockdowns in […]

Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

November 28, 2020 by

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By Nicole Russell ~ A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which […]

How Mayflower Compact Influenced The American Concept Of Rule Of Law

November 19, 2020 by

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By Angela Sailor ~ A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the […]

Why Vets’ Service Is Worthy Of Reflection On Veterans Day – And The Rest Of The Year

November 11, 2020 by

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By Janae Diaz and James Di Pane ~ This Veterans Day, we have great reason to thank our many veterans and reflect on the immeasurable value of their service. Celebrated every year on Nov. 11, what we now know as Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, for the day the Treaty of Versailles was signed […]

Barrett’s Former Colleagues: ‘No One … Better Suited To Be On The Supreme Court’

October 7, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Alexa Baltes has a unique perspective on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as both a former student of hers at Notre Dame Law School and as a law clerk for her on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “I mentioned her enthusiasm for principles over preference as a […]

Harry Potter And The Illiberal Liberals: Rowling Returns Kennedy Award Over Trans Tweets

September 2, 2020 by

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By Matt Philbin ~ At the first sign of left-wing infighting, normal people instinctively reach for the popcorn. But in this case, it’s hard not to sympathize with J.K. Rowling. One day, you’re a liberal celebrity in good standing, and the next you’re returning a humanitarian award you got from the frickin’ Kennedys. That’s right. […]

The Left-Wing War On America’s Suburbs

August 23, 2020 by

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By Star Parker ~ The Trump administration recently rescinded a fair housing rule adopted in the early months of the Obama administration. The so-called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing. However, like so much […]

America Should Know More About Ulysses S. Grant

August 22, 2020 by

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By Elliser Silla ~ Our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, often is described as three things: a “butcher” general who mindlessly sent his soldiers into battle; an ineffective political leader who allowed corruption to fester in the highest levels of government; and an irresponsible human being who reveled in his drinking habits. Although there is […]

Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony On 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage

August 19, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump issued a posthumous pardon Tuesday to celebrated women’s suffragist Susan B. Anthony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution recognizing the right of women to vote. Anthony was arrested in 1872 for voting in an election at a time in America when only […]

‘Philadelphia Statement’ Defends Free Speech From Cancel Culture

August 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Asserting that cancel culture has put freedom of expression in crisis, a statement initially signed by 45 prominent individuals from universities, think tanks, and other organizations asserts that expressing “ideas we find offensive is not an act of ‘violence.’” Called the Philadelphia Statement, the 845-word document says in part: If we […]