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The Failing Case For COVID-19 Mandates

January 10, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The recent COVID-19 outbreak is dealing a major blow to the justification for extreme vaccine mandates. While there is some evidence that vaccines decrease the severity of COVID-19 infection, the public policy arguments to essentially force Americans to get vaccinated, under threat of losing their livelihoods is rapidly falling apart as […]

Left Melts Down As Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Can’t Support Biden’s ‘Mammoth’ Spending Bill

December 21, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ A single Democrat came out against President Joe Biden’s massive, multitrillion-dollar Build Back Better plan and the left is having a collective conniption. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said Sunday that he would have to cast a “no” vote for Democrats’ current Build Back Better bill, a version of which already has […]

Scientists Take A Stand Against ‘Woke Math’

December 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Saying two plus two equals four may now be problematic. One of the key aspects of the left-wing cultural revolution that’s taken over America’s most powerful institutions is how it injects its politics and ideology into literally everything. That includes science, and now math. Many states and school districts are embracing […]

Only The Rich And Powerful Can Thrive In Lawless San Francisco

November 16, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ In “progressive” San Francisco, safety is for the rich. That’s the reality of what’s happening in the San Francisco Bay Area as bad policy and anti-police attitudes have created a haven for criminality. Like many other urban parts of America, the Bay Area has been hit with a historic surge in […]

6 Details That Reveal Long Reach Of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

November 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers often is described as requiring employees of large companies either to be vaccinated or be tested weekly. But when you dig into the details, the mandate is far more invasive than that. Nonvaccinated employees must wear masks, even if they are being tested […]

Abolishing Police Measure Fails In Minneapolis. Here’s What Voters Understand That Left-Wing Activists Don’t.

November 6, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Common sense prevailed in Minneapolis on Tuesday. The city won’t replace police officers with social workers after all. Minneapolis’ ballot Question 2, which would have eliminated the city’s police department and replaced it with a “Department of Public Safety,” went down in flames. It lost by a wide margin—nearly 17,700 votes—despite […]

Anarchy Reigns In Portland

October 27, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Immediately upon taking office, President Joe Biden removed President Donald Trump’s designation of Portland, Oregon, as a jurisdiction in anarchy. So, how are things going now? Anarchy reigns in the City of Roses. Over the weekend, police were called to 19 shootings. One of which is likely to be ruled a […]

Thomas Jefferson Latest Target In War On History. New York City Council Votes To Remove His Statue From City Hall.

October 20, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history has come for Thomas Jefferson. On Monday, the New York City Council unanimously voted to remove a Jefferson statue from New York City Hall, though it hasn’t yet decided where to put it. The statue has been there for nearly a century and was originally created to […]

A Warning From Australia About Power Of Government

October 6, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Is Australia turning authoritarian? As COVID-19 cases in Australia increased over the past few months due to the delta variant, we’ve seen images of mass protests alongside police and military crackdowns. The Australian military has been unleashed in Sydney to enforce draconian lockdowns and extreme restrictions on travel. Officials often have […]

Democrats’ Massive Spending Bill Would Hasten America’s Fundamental Transformation

September 24, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The massive spending bill backed by President Joe Biden and Democrat leadership in Congress highlights just how radical their party has become and the farce behind billing the Biden presidency as a “moderate” alternative to the far left. The $3.5 trillion spending measure has been billed as a way to promote […]

By Relocating ‘Racist’ Rock, University Fancies Itself A Social Justice Warrior

August 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ It’s not just racist birds. Now woke activists are triggered by racist rocks. The University of Wisconsin-Madison moved a 75-ton boulder Friday that had been placed on campus a century ago to honor geologist and educator Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, the school’s president from 1887 to 1892. The university relocated Chamberlin Rock, […]

American Medical Association, Descending Into Wokeness, Calls For Eliminating Sex On Birth Certificates

August 6, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Another formerly serious institution in America has gone woke. The American Medical Association, a professional association and lobbying group for physicians and medical students, issued a report in June calling for eliminating biological sex on birth certificates. The policy change is being promoted on WebMD social media, which is why it’s […]

NPR Allows Its Reporters To Engage In Direct Activism

August 2, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The thin veil over National Public Radio’s commitment to objective journalism has been lifted. NPR has announced a new ethics policy that allows its journalists to “participate in activities that advocate for ‘the freedom and dignity of human beings’ on both social media and in real life.” National Public Radio, an […]

San Francisco Political Leaders Out Of Touch As City Descends Into Lawlessness

July 9, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ If you don’t like the explosion of violent crime, you’re a racist. That’s the message sent by a top aide to the San Francisco district attorney to a self-described “Democrat” who had said on Twitter that the jump in crime had made people afraid for their lives and dubious about the […]

Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism,’ National Archives Says

June 30, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Venerating and celebrating the Founding Fathers is an example of “structural racism,” apparently. That’s the conclusion of a recently released document created by a National Archives and Records Administration task force on racism. The National Archives and Records Administration is a federal agency charged with taking care of our country’s governmental […]

Violent Crime Keeps Surging As More On Left Admit It’s Foolish To ‘Defund Police’

June 4, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ It looks as if the surge in violent crime of 2020 is holding steady and perhaps escalating in 2021. Numbers on violent crime from cities around the country have jumped by historic and unprecedented rates in the past year. This surge is returning many of America’s cities to violent crime rates […]

Electoral College Threatened By Left Like Never Before, Sen. Jim Inhofe Says

May 21, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The Electoral College is under threat and the left is closer than it ever has been in getting rid of it. This was the topic of an event Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation, where speakers explained why the Electoral College is so important, how it has been a bulwark of a […]

Biden Administration Appeals To Woke, Shuts Down Garden Of American Heroes Project

May 18, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Can Americans find no shared history or heroes to celebrate now? On Friday, the Biden administration very quietly canceled the Garden of American Heroes project that President Donald Trump created via executive order on Jan. 18. Trump first announced the project in a Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore. Among […]

Fact-Checking 3 Claims From Senate Hearing On Voting

April 21, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Voting rights and election integrity have become significant issues in 2021 as Democrats in Congress attempt to pass a sweeping federal election overhaul bill at the same time as many states pursue election integrity laws. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, controlled by Democrats, held a hearing on state election integrity […]

A Sign Of Sanity In San Francisco

February 23, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: Under public pressure and facing a mass recall, the San Francisco School Board announced that it would put the planned renaming of 44 schools on hold. The list of names deemed racist included Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Paul Revere, among many others. The city’s school board acknowledged that […]

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 […]

In The Woke Revolution, Facts Are Irrelevant

February 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Does the truth matter? Not if you’re the woke president of the San Francisco School Board, apparently. A revealing interview by The New Yorker with the San Francisco School Board president, 30-year-old Gabriela López, gave some insight into the mindset of a public school board that just decided that 44 of […]

San Francisco School Board Cancels Lincoln, Washington For ‘Dishonorable’ Legacies

January 29, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s note: The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to rename 44 public schools in the school district. Among the figures with “dishonorable” or racist legacies, according to the school board, were Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In December, Jarrett Stepman wrote about how the war on history has even come […]

The Left Wants To Transform And Nationalize Our Election System

January 26, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Editor’s Note: Democrats in Congress have renewed efforts in the House and Senate to make sweeping changes to America’s electoral laws. As Jarrett Stepman wrote in 2019, when H.R. 1 was first proposed, these reforms would be a significant threat to the federalist system under the Constitution of the United States […]