Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Starting in the spring of 2020, school boards and superintendents across the country faced a dreadful choice: Keep classrooms open and risk more COVID-19 deaths, or close schools and sacrifice children’s learning. In the name of safety, many districts shut down for long periods. But researchers are now learning that the closures came at a stiff price—a large decline in children’s achievement overall and a historic widening in achievement gaps by race and economic status.The achievement loss is far greater than most educators and parents seem to realize. The only question now is whether state and local governments will recognize the magnitude of the educational damage and make students whole.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Then, Maher pointed out the inevitable way such an expansion of power will eventually be used against liberals and progressives.“Who do you think is going to be the Truth Czar in 2025?” he asked, implying that it may very well be a Republican appointee if the GOP wins the White House.In this observation, Maher makes an insight so often ignored by partisans on either side, who pursue short-term goals in ways that erode their own causes in the long term. For another example, look no further than the Democrats abolishing the filibuster for lower-court judicial nominees and then having Republicans under Trump go on to abolish it for Supreme Court nominees, too, enabling the appointment of more conservative justices.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
I said publicly that I could beat up Floyd Mayweather. He called and challenged me to a fight. I’m declining. Floyd Mayweather needs to stop resorting to violence. https://t.co/jElhwCDBlx— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The fact of the matter is, I’ve spent a lot of time with Xi Jinping — they tell me more than any other world leader has. When he was vice president and I was vice president, I traveled 17,000 miles with him.
I’ve had — I, obviously, will never name them, but I have — six of them have told me — senators I used to serve with; we served with; some of them you served with, Carol — said that, “You know, I agree with you on such and such a thing. But if I vote for it, they’ll primary and I’ll lose my seat.”
What it’s about is that — you know, the Republicans say that, well, the things we did with the Recov- — with the legislation we passed is causing inflation.
Well guess what? The first year in office, we’ve reduced the deficit by $350 billion. In fact — $350 billion — reduced the deficit.
(Cellphone rings.)I know that’s Trump calling. He always does this when I talk. (Laughter.)
We have to remember that we’re talking about a relatively small number of people who are the MAGA Republicans. We may be talking about as much as one third of the electorate.
And what they say is — it’s really quite basic. They’re making the point that what happens is that what they’re going to be — we’re going to increase taxes on 90 percent of the American public, people making a — excuse me, 70 percent of the American public — people making under $100,000 a year are going to have tax, because the notion is everybody should pay something.
So, folks, we got a lot of work to do. We got a lot of work. I think we can pick up three Senate seats. And I think we can increase our majority in the House...
Think about it: where we are today, what we’re fighting over. There are more restrictive efforts to restrict the right to vote today than there’d been in my whole political career.
We’re making progress, but there’s going to be a way to go. Our inflation rate is lower than almost any other nation — industrial nation in the world.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Monday, May 09, 2022
If you did all these things, as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has, you would be committing political malpractice. You would be mocking the Constitution's fundamental protection of free speech, encoded in the First Amendment. Although a few ideologues might applaud you, you would hear only groans from moderate Democrats running for reelection. This ill-conceived board would lash them, at their peril, to a high-profile effort to monitor private speech, conducted by a very unpopular administration. That's dangerous constitutionally and incompetent politically.
Sunday, May 08, 2022
Saturday, May 07, 2022
Friday, May 06, 2022
Again this is a party governed by the opinions of 30% of Twitter. They tweet out catchy slogans and then when questioned about it, they just melt. https://t.co/Url3WP4zNd— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 6, 2022
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
This, however, reeks of desperation. Biden desperately needs more oil production in order to get prices lower in the US for the political survival of his party. He’s still hostage to the hardline progressives in his party, who erupted in outrage when Biden attempted to slightly loosen restrictions on production and exploration he hastily imposed at the start of his term. Biden tried to call on MBS to get Saudi Arabia to increase production at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, only to get very publicly snubbed by one of our key strategic partners in the Middle East.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
It’s hard to believe at this point, but there was a time when Sen. Elizabeth Warren wasn’t absolutely insane.
Monday, May 02, 2022
The Left is on tilt, as they say in poker. Nothing is working for them.
Sunday, May 01, 2022
Former Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard implied that former President Barack Obama devised the formation of President Biden’s recently announced Disinformation Governance Board, which critics have likened to the “Ministry of Truth” from George Orwell’s 1984.
“Biden is just a front man,” Gabbard tweeted Sunday. “Obama, April 21: social media censors ‘don’t go far enough,’ so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board).”
Saturday, April 30, 2022
The President does not have the legal authority to forgive student loans on his own. Only Congress has the power of the purse. Executive action can be used only when it has been specifically authorized by Congress.The executive branch cannot spend money that has not been appropriated by Congress, per 31 USC 1301 et seq (Antideficiency Act (P.L. 97-258)) and Article I, Section 7, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution.
Why did Pelosi say “the president can’t do it.” She said that because the president can’t do it. Why did Pelosi say “that’s not even a discussion”? She said that because everybody knows that the president can’t do it. Why did Pelosi say that this was a matter for Congress? She said that because this is a matter for Congress.
Friday, April 29, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Really, you don't say, Ari Melber.You don't.Say.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Some in today's Republican Party are trying to ban abortion, books they find objectionable, Black history from being taught fully, transgender teens from playing sports, and discussions of sexual orientation in schools, and now they're even going after Mickey Mouse.
It is also why the left cannot understand its own failures. They have isolated themselves in a bubble that has drifted so far from reality and the concerns of normal voters that even electoral disaster may not bring them back to Earth. Cocooned in privilege and ideology, they think Biden is doing just fine. But most Americans have had enough of a government that is more committed to transitioning children than to controlling crime and inflation.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Hunter Biden’s closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing.Visitor logs from the White House of former President Barack Obama reviewed by The Post cast further doubt over Joe Biden’s claims that he knew nothing of his son’s dealings.Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010 in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
I’m slowly working up to a long piece about the parallels between the hapless Jimmy Carter Administration and the Biden Clown Show that go beyond inflation, energy market disruptions, foreign policy cluelessness, and other totems of the dismal 1970s.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
If Musk is trolling the humorless progressives who dominate our institutional and cultural heights, though, he has already achieved a coup. That Musk might buy Twitter has caused a meltdown among Twitter elites. “Today on Twitter feels like the last evening in a Berlin nightclub at the twilight of Weimar Germany,” wrote one blue check. “[This] could result in World War 3 and the destruction of our planet,” exclaimed another. Robert Reich has equated Musk to Vladimir Putin.Musk has done more than simply induce liberal tears. He has caused a mask to slip. He has prompted many prominent figures to admit bluntly that they oppose free speech.
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Every item in this SF Walgreens is under lock and key.— Antonio García Martínez (agm.eth) 🇺🇦 (@antoniogm) April 13, 2022
There’s practically nothing you can buy without having to call an associate to unlock something.
I’ve never been in a country that lives this way. pic.twitter.com/omFdoqH2CL
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Do a president’s words count, or not? If a president keeps making declarations that bear no relationship whatsoever to actual administration policy, he is at best irrelevant.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The White House has argued that the use of E15 can shave 10 cents off each gallon of gasoline. E15 is currently sold in 30 states at more than 2,300 gas stations, the Energy Department has said, but that is just a fraction of the more than 150,000 gas stations in the United States.
The dotted line is Putin's invasion of Ukraine.— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️ 🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) April 11, 2022
Oh, wait, it's not.
It's Biden's inauguration. pic.twitter.com/4JYsxGBqDd
Monday, April 11, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Ah, yes. On the one side we have the Bork hearing, the Thomas hearing, and the abomination that was the Kavanaugh hearing — all of which involved deliberate and egregious character assassinations. And on the other side, we have the . . . Senate exercising its powers under the Constitution. (I’d put the Gorsuch filibuster into this category, too. I personally favored Gorsuch’s appointment, but the Senate was not obliged to, and it was permitted to filibuster him if it so wished.)Even the slightest inspection here would reveal that there is no similarity between these things whatsoever. One suspects that the reason Marcus would rather breezily say that “neither side has clean hands” than “endlessly debate” her own evidence is that, in her heart of hearts, she knows it.
Saturday, April 09, 2022
Terrorism expert and International security professor at Northeastern University Max Abrahms blasted Obama’s answer as “self-serving revisionist history.”“Watch Obama’s self-serving revisionist history of how his administration responded the last time Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014,” Abrahms wrote.
Friday, April 08, 2022
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Legal Insurrection: "Media In Sync Trots out ‘QAnon,’ ‘Red Scare’ Cards to Attack Parents Rights Movement" - "Questioning SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing record towards child sex predators and championing Florida’s new parental rights law is supposed evidence of the GOP ginning up a modern-day version of the “red scare,” wrote Washington Post “reporter” Philip Bump."
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
Monday, April 04, 2022
Sunday, April 03, 2022
"For now, what’s more compelling than the assorted accusations about the Bidens’ behavior is this question: Why is confirmation of a story that first surfaced in the fall of 2020 emerging only now? When the New York Post published its blockbuster exclusive on the contents of a laptop said to have been abandoned at a Delaware repair shop by Hunter Biden, mainstream media organizations balked at running with the same narrative. Social media sites displayed even greater caution," the editorial board wrote.
"This series of events has prompted allegations of a coverup, or at best a double standard in the treatment of conservative and liberal politicians by mainstream media and social media sites," it wrote.
Chuck Lane: "Caitlin, when this thing blows, there isn't going to be a magazine anymore. If you want to make this about Mike, make it about Mike. I don't give a shit. You can resent me, you can hate me, but come Monday morning, we're all going to have to answer for what we let happen here. We're all going to have an apology to make! Jesus Christ! Don't you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor we ever took a shot at, they're going to pounce. And they should. Because we blew it, Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. Just because... we found him "entertaining." It's indefensible. Don't you know that?"
Saturday, April 02, 2022
Friday, April 01, 2022
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Timely reporting from the Democracy Dies in Darkness crowd: "Washington Post: Some of the material on Hunter Biden's laptop is definitely real."
Extra - Powerline: "Hunter Biden: First the Times, now the Post."
For the record, I don't even care about Hunter Biden. All I want is the mainstream media to apply the same standards to both sides of the political spectrum. FFS, they don't even try to hide their bias anymore.
More - National Review: "Recuse Yourself, Joe Biden." - "If we’re going to create transparently idiotic, partisan standards on the fly, they should be applied to everyone in government."
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
With a full $1 trillion in prior federal emergency relief still unspent upon his taking office, Biden nonetheless pushed through the so-called American Rescue Plan, an additional purely partisan $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package.In total then, the U.S. government spent more than 30% of the country's annual total economic output to try to stimulate the economy. This was unchartered territory. Many on both sides of the political aisle warned at the time that all this government spending could overheat the economy. Larry Summers, Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and National Economic Council director under President Barack Obama, summarized the concerns succinctly: "While there are enormous uncertainties, there is a chance that macroeconomic stimulus on a scale closer to World War II levels than normal recession levels will set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation, with consequences for the value of the dollar and financial stability ... Stimulus measures of the magnitude contemplated are steps into the unknown."
Monday, March 28, 2022
What a wild show. I had the TV on but muted and eventually I looked up to see Will Smith yelling and Lupita Nyong'o looking very uncomfortable. The United States feed was censored but not the international feed and all the best videos showed up this morning.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022
It appeared to be the first time Biden has explicitly called for Putin’s removal and would mark a sharp contrast from prior statements from the White House, which have emphasized that regime change in Russia is not the policy of the United States.Shortly after Biden's address however, the White House denied that Biden was calling for regime change."The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change," a White House official told Fox News Digital shortly after the speech concluded.
For as much as Biden claims he doesn’t want WWIII, he’s about to stumble us into it with his extraordinary sloppiness.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 26, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
This entire editorial is intellectually bankrupt. It’s the kind of commentary we’d expect to see on TikTok, not from serious analysts and especially not from news editors that actually covered the Kavanaugh hearings. It should linger in the air like a permanent boof over the offices of the Washington Post and embarrass everyone connected to the newspaper.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
This is when wise Western leadership — an unfunny joke these days, I know — would be taking Sun Tzu’s ancient advice to heart.“Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across,” he told winning generals.In other words: When the other guy is effectively beaten but still needs to keep his dignity intact, offer him a gracious way out. You never know how much fight he might have left in him, or what desperate-stupid thing he might try if you insist on pushing him too hard.Not warring is almost always better than warring, particularly in the case of Ukraine, which is Not. Our. War.Can you guess what Presidentish Joe Biden is doing instead?
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
United States intelligence: 7000This pro-Kremlin newspaper in the article: 9861A Russia-intercepted communication, per the Ukrainians: 12814
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Saturday, March 19, 2022
By now, it should be impossible to ignore the ill effects of free-speech hostility; what appeared to begin on elite college campuses has spread to broader society and is agitating for a world where the act of dissenting from progressive orthodoxy is treated as violence—and thus can be met with force. Indeed, colleges campuses continue to provide some of the most palpable examples of this phenomenon: Earlier this month, Yale Law School students shouted down a conservative speaker and a liberal one—as well as the school's own officials—in order to prevent a discussion about a recent Supreme Court case. (David Lat, an attorney, legal commentator, and Yale graduate, described the incident as "much worse" than many people know.) The student activists' philosophy is by now familiar to everyone who has paid attention to higher education for the past decade: Speech that perturbs progressives or their allies is illegitimate and should be prevented.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
In 2017 Monica Cannon-Grant started a social justice group called Violence in Boston. She became an organizer of Black Lives Matter marches and was voted one of the Bostonians of the Year in 2020 by the Boston Globe. Now Cannon-Grant has been arrested and charged with defrauding donors of much of the money her organization collected.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine. Russian planning was incompetent, based on a flawed assumption that Ukrainians were favorable to Russia and that their military would collapse immediately following an invasion. Russian soldiers were evidently carrying dress uniforms for their victory parade in Kyiv rather than extra ammo and rations. Putin at this point has committed the bulk of his entire military to this operation—there are no vast reserves of forces he can call up to add to the battle. Russian troops are stuck outside various Ukrainian cities where they face huge supply problems and constant Ukrainian attacks.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Look at me, judge me based on -- I know what the job takes. I've sat for hundreds of hours in the Situation Room. For eight years I was vice president in every major decision. I know how difficult this job is.And one more thing I'll do, I'll take responsibility, I'll acknowledge my mistakes when I make them, and I'll level with the American people.
It was quite the show, the last one he'll ever star in.
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
The Associated Press reported Tuesday morning that President Biden will ban imports of Russian oil, less than 24 hours after Jen Psaki sought to minimize the impact of the United States' share of the oil Russia exports and following a tense series of conversations between the White House and Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill.Whether you agree with the ban or not, one thing is clear: Biden didn't lead on this decision. His team has been cagey at best when questions have come up about why Russian oil hadn't yet been banned amid multiple rounds of sanctions levied against Russian government officials and oligarchs. But the wheels really came off when the White House learned that the House Ways and Means Committee had been working on a bill over the weekend to ban Russian oil imports — from a press release issued Sunday night that was quietly removed some five minutes later.
Oh my gosh this color is phenomenal.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 8, 2022
The White House worked to stop Congress from a deal to ban Russian oil for days, even Pelosi was like “you guys are dumb we are doing this” and here we are.
The Biden administration is incapable of decisive action unless they are forced. https://t.co/yVze0Afes6
Monday, March 07, 2022
Sunday, March 06, 2022
Saturday, March 05, 2022
What a perfect storm of American amateur hour and embarrassment. And what an inexcusable blow to American national security.
Can Social Security be saved?To be clear, Social Security isn't going bankrupt, and as of now, the worst-case scenario involves benefit cuts -- not a dissolution of the program itself. But significant benefit reductions are apt to be a huge problem for the millions of seniors who get most or all of their income from Social Security.As it is, many beneficiaries today are struggling to make ends meet. Take away what could be 20% of their retirement income or more, and we're talking about a widespread financial crisis.Current workers have an opportunity to avoid a serious financial shortfall in retirement by socking funds away in an IRA or 401(k) plan. But that's not an option existing retirees have. And so we have to hope that lawmakers will get moving on a solution to address Social Security's financial issues -- before that doomsday clock ticks down.
Friday, March 04, 2022
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Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Kamala Harris explains the Ukraine/Russia conflict:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 1, 2022
“Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country." pic.twitter.com/QYPLJ02mDy
Monday, February 28, 2022
Sunday, February 27, 2022
The sanctions may ease in exchange for some sort of Russian withdrawal but I think Kelly’s right that Putin will be treated diplomatically going forward more like Kim Jong Un than, say, Xi Jinping. The only way for Russia to regain “normal” status in international diplomacy will be to replace him with a new leader.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
The U.S. sees signs that Russia is "increasingly frustrated" by a lack of momentum in the invasion of Ukraine, particularly in the north of the country, a U.S. defense official said Saturday.