President Joe Biden will meet with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Tuesday in a kind of performative politics that will almost certainly do nothing to help Americans better afford everyday items.And, let's be honest, it'll probably do nothing for Biden's poll numbers, either, because Biden's desired outcomes from the the meeting are contradictory:
- He wants to show Americans that he's taking action on inflation.
- He wants to deflect responsibility and make clear that the other guy is in charge.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Legal Insurrection: "Abortion-Leak Mole Hunt Intensifies At Supreme Court, Law Clerks Reportedly Targeted."
We're not talking about hundreds of potential suspects here: I think each justice gets six clerks so you're looking at a couple dozen potential leakers. I have to believe that - collectively - they know who did it. Stuff like that can't stay secret for long.
Monday, May 30, 2022
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Saturday, May 28, 2022
The public is still learning the truth of what actually happened on Tuesday. But based on what is currently known, it is hard to imagine a more appalling response from law enforcement. In fact, the word appalling doesn't even do this calamity justice. The police failed so completely, so utterly, so pathologically during those key 45 minutes—undoubtedly the longest 45 minutes of the fourth-graders' lives—that one wonders how such failure is even possible.
Friday, May 27, 2022
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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
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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
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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).”