News of the Week (January 19th, 2020)

 

News of the Week for Jan. 19th, 2020


 

Gun Rights

 

First “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Request Denied In Colorado
On January 1st, Colorado’s new “red flag” gun confiscation law went into effect. This hasn’t resulted in the immediate stampede of requests that some gun owners feared, but there have been a handful of them processed already. Three such requests, including two in Denver, were approved. A fourth request coming from the town of Limon in Lincoln County, however, was denied by the judge hearing the petition. This represents the first such denial of a red flag complaint against a gun owner in the state.

WV Invites Virginia #2A Counties To Switch States
I’m not sure if this is more hilarious or serious. Probably both. But with all the news coming out of Virginia these days regarding pushback against new gun control laws, their neighbors in West Virginia have put forth an offer. Tired of the government in Richmond taxing the heck out of you and trying to infringe upon your Second Amendment rights? Perhaps you should consider switching over and becoming part of our state. Come on in… the water’s fine!

Virginia Gun Groups Sue Over ‘State of Emergency’ Gun Ban at Capitol Rally
Second Amendment supporters in Virginia are suing Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s order that bans guns from the “Lobby Day” rally on Monday. Northam has made gun control a priority and has introduced a blizzard of bills to restrict the ownership of firearms.

Virginia Democrat Delegate Imagines U.S. Military Crushing Citizen Gun Supporter
Lawmaker Taunts Layperson

Media and the Left Trying to Turn Law Abiding Gun Owners into Frothing, Racist, White Supremacists
On Thursday, federal law enforcement officials arrested several white supremacists who, we are told, wanted to shoot up the “Lobby Day” rally in Virginia on Monday where 100,000 Second Amendment supporters will demonstrate.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Greta Snaps Over Demands: “We Want This Done Now – As In Right Now”
Far-left climate extremist Greta Thunberg demanded in a new op-ed that world leaders cave to her anti-capitalist agenda “right now” as they prepare to meet in Davos for the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum.

Hide The Decline: How Climate Change Data Was Faked
In this short (20 minute) film, historian Dr. John Robson takes a chronological look at the original IPCC investigation into global temperature changes, revealing how it was compromised by a desire to reach a certain conclusion, with senior scientists deliberately downplaying contradictions in the underlying data in order to present a tidy narrative.

California may require beverage makers to handle recycling
California lawmakers are considering upending the state’s struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon.

Chemists report a new use for the waste product of nuclear power generation
Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power—transforming an unused and stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

How Obamacare Made Things Worse for Patients With Preexisting Conditions
One of the strange features of the national health care conversation is how it has evolved.

 

War & Terror

 

Oman’s Sultan Was a Valuable Friend to America
Qaboos helped in the Iran hostage crisis and the Gulf War and was a voice for moderation in the region.

Iranian Police Fire Live Ammo, Tear Gas At Protesters
All of the official statements coming out of Iran these days would lead you to believe that the Iranian people are angry at the United States over the killing of their beloved terrorist leader, Qassem Soleimani and supporting their government. If that’s the case, they clearly don’t do a very good job of showing it. Protests have been taking place in the streets of Tehran and around the country all weekend, continuing into today. And if the protesters are supposedly supporting the current regime, why are the Iranian police firing live ammunition and tear gas at them?

European Powers Trigger “Dispute Mechanism” Over Iran’s Nuclear Deal Breach
European move could pave the way for global sanctions against Iran.

Despite Disputes, European Allies Are Not Ready To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal
Three major signatories of the Iran Deal “served noticed” on Iran Tuesday, formally accusing the regime of violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While some believe this is the nail in the coffin of the Iran Deal, declaring the infamous deal dead already is far too hasty.

China Discovers Underwater Spy Drones In Its Waters
The secretive world of naval underwater surveys rarely breaks the surface. Now recent events are briefly shining a light into the darkness. In the Adriatic a Croatian fishing vessel caught one of the U.S. Navy’s undersea sensor systems last week. That mysterious object has largely been explained. Meanwhile, China has held an award ceremony for fishermen who alerted authorities after discovering similar devices in their nets. The devices may have been operating in international waters, but still in China’s back yard as they see it. We can infer that some of these devices may also belong to the U.S. Navy.

Navy Says Releasing UFO Videos Would “Gravely Damage” National Security
In response to a FOIA request, a Navy spokesperson says releasing additional materials related to the Navy’s 2004 encounter with a UFO, including a “TOP SECRET” video, would “cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States.”

120 Members of Congress Send Letters of Support to Hamas-Linked Group
You’d think that a group with multiple ties to the jihad terror group Hamas would be shunned by elected American representatives, and even more by law enforcement officials, except insofar as it was under investigation. You’d think wrong. The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday that despite the “more than 120 members of Congress privately issued letters of support to a controversial Islamic-American advocacy group known for its involvement in one of America’s most prominent terrorism financing cases.” And on Friday, the Daily Wire added that “in October, the Trump administration handed out $100,000 of taxpayer dollars to the terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).”

 

National

 

SHUT UP! Indiana School Tries to Silence Parents on Facebook with Draconian Policy
An Indiana school district is under fire for writing a policy that parents and the ACLU say is a violation of their First Amendment rights and an attempt to shield the board from legitimate criticism. The North West Hendricks School Corporation’s “Parent Code of Conduct ” says parents shall not “use Facebook or any other Social Network to make rude/offensive comments towards individual staff members or the school in general.” It goes on to outlaw the use of “Facebook or any other Social Network to campaign against or fuel outrage against individual staff members, the school, or policies implemented by the school or district.” If a parent is in violation of these rules they can be banned from school property and events, according to the policy.

Cory Booker Drops Out Of Presidential Race
New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker ended his presidential campaign Monday after failing to qualify for Tuesday’s presidential debate due to low polling numbers.

Raiders Of The Lost Arawaks: Columbus Was Not Exaggerating About Caribbean Cannibalism
When Christopher Columbus discovered a continent unknown to Europeans, his accounts included harrowing descriptions of native pirates who cannibalized men and kept women as sex slaves, but more recent humanities scholars, even ones who readily accept oral histories long changed, dismissed that as myth.

Accused basketball player sues U. New Mexico for banning him from campus without a hearing
Second due process lawsuit against UNM in less than two weeks

An uncritical Teen Vogue story about Facebook caused bewilderment about whether it’s sponsored content before the entire article vanished
Teen Vogue on Wednesday published and then deleted an uncritical story about Facebook that has prompted widespread bewilderment.

Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren during a private meeting that a woman can’t win the presidency
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont told Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts that he didn’t believe a woman could win the 2020 election, according to multiple media reports.

A Bernie Sanders Supreme Court short list?
The New York Times reports that Bernie Sanders is considering releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees he would pick from if elected president. Sanders said this during an interview with the New York Times editorial board. He noted that his wife believes he should release such a list, as President Trump did during his 2016 campaign.

Bernie Sanders, Pro-Gulag?
I don’t know whether Bernie Sanders advocates for the Soviet Gulags, but one of his field organizers does, as documented by Project Veritas in this shocking video clip. Apparently there is more to come, as James O’Keefe has advertised a broader release within the next few minutes

7 Years Later, Christian Bakers Still Fighting to Reverse $135K Fine Over Same-Sex Wedding Cake
Seven years after Christian bakers refused to craft a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding, the bakers are again in court, fighting to reverse a judgment that wiped out their life savings and drove them out of business. The U.S. Supreme Court sent their case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals (OCA) last year.

Trans Activist: It Isn’t Fair That Women Still Have Periods While Living As Men
According to trans activists, transmen can menstruate and become pregnant but also require acceptance as men in all traditional male activities and social roles. How is this supposed to work?

Biden Would “Consider” Harris for His Administration, Including Vice President
A pitch to win California? Sanders leads in the latest polls, but Biden is a close second.

Anti-Discrimination Police Training Under Mayor Pete Warned Against ‘Languageism,’ ‘Sizeism’
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, now a top-tier candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, oversaw a non-discrimination police training program that claimed law enforcement did not value black lives and went on to warn against many forms of bias, including “languageism” and “sizeism,” according to documents newly released to Judicial Watch. A diversity workshop even warned against using the terms “deaf” and “dumb” because they are supposedly offensive.

Pot overuse may bring on psychosis in some users, experts say
“If somebody gets too high, they use more than intended, they can have psychotic symptoms. That typically resolves as the drug wears off,” said Dr. Itai Danovitch, but warned that it may not be true for all.

McConnell: The Trial Will Probably Begin Next Tuesday — And, No, Mr. President, There’ll Be No Motion To Dismiss The Articles Of Impeachment
Two days later, I’m still trying to figure out if this tweet was an empty pander to MAGA Nation or if Trump really meant it. Because if he meant it, he and McConnell are waaay far apart on the optimal outcome from this trial.

California Jumps On The “Ban Virginity Testing” Bandwagon
Back in December, we discussed a proposed bill in New York State that would ban the practice of what’s known as “virginity testing” by doctors. This came up after liberal outrage followed a claim by rapper TI that he had the procedure done on his daughter on an annual basis. That law still hasn’t come up for a vote (though Governor Cuomo has said he would support it), but state legislators in California are already looking to follow suit.

SCOTUS Not Fans Of “Free The Nipple”
This is something of a delicate case that’s been going back and forth in the courts of New Hampshire for more than three years now. Under a long-standing municipal obscenity ordinance, Ginger Pierro was arrested in 2016 for performing yoga while topless at a public beach. Days later, two more women, Heidi Lilley and Kia Sinclair were similarly arrested for going topless at a different beach in protest of Pierro’s arrest. All three women were given a suspended fine of $100 dependent on “future good behavior.”

Congressional candidate says she was assaulted by anti-voting protesters
A small group of masked protesters often show up at city hall, campaign events, and large gatherings to protest against participating in elections. A local candidate for Congress, Heidi Sloan, accused members of the group of assaulting her Sunday after a campaign event.

Windows 10 Has a Security Flaw So Severe the NSA Disclosed It
In a shift toward transparency, the National Security Agency announced a bug that could have left over 900 million PCs vulnerable to attack.

Delta flight makes emergency fuel dump near California playground, 23 possibly injured
At least 17 children and six adults suffered minor injuries after a Delta Air Lines flight reportedly made an emergency fuel dump Tuesday near a school playground near Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Equal Rights Amendment Passes in Virginia… 37 Years After the Deadline
On Wednesday, Virginia’s House of Delegates and state Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), more than 37 years after the deadline for its ratification. Virginia became the 38th state to pass the amendment, which required 38 states to become part of the U.S. Constitution. Activists are likely to push for Congress to extend the deadline and have it enshrined in law. If the amendment becomes part of the Constitution, it could force women to register for the draft, require government funding for abortion, and bolster the transgender movement’s push against sex-segregated restrooms.

University suspended College Republicans because someone said they practiced “Nazism”
Must re-apply for recognition after faculty advisor quits to protest their views

Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens
A recent study found that student loan debt has nearly doubled in the past ten years.

UConn students arrested for ‘ridiculing’ speech are now suing
Two UConn students who were arrested for using a racial slur are now suing.

Elizabeth Warren to Bernie after debate: “I think you called me a liar on national TV”
“You called me a liar,” Sanders responded. “You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”

Senate Drafts Rules for Impeachment Trial: No Mobile Phones, No Talking
McConnell and Schumer warned that they will strictly enforce the rules.

House Approves to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate, Trial Managers
One Democrat voted against the resolution. No Republicans defected.

“OK, Boomer” makes a Supreme Court appearance in age case
“OK, Boomer” made its first appearance in the Supreme Court Wednesday, invoked by baby boomer Chief Justice John Roberts 12 days before he turns 65.

The Latest Brilliant Liberal Plan To “Fix” The Constitution
It’s no secret that many liberals are still having a hard time coping with the results of the 2016 election, showing particularly strong disdain for the fact that President Trump didn’t garner a majority of the popular vote. This same crew has also been on a bit of a tear over the “unfairness” of how members of the Senate are elected and the power that the GOP majority there is able to use to thwart their legislative agenda. Well, never fear, you angry mob! A new savior has arrived with a crackerjack plan to set all of these matters to rights.

Gay Activist Dies By Suicide After LGBT Mob Hounds Him For Protesting Drag Queen Story Hour
The LGBT mob and media simply cannot see that they are the source of hatred and bullying. Their movement has built a toxic culture of political dissent.

Where do campus LGBT orgs get their training material? They won’t say.
Multiple classes with no material citation

Klobuchar Claims She Will Take on Pharma, Has Taken $400,000 From the Industry
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) on Monday told attendees at the We the People Summit in Washington, D.C. that she would take on the pharmaceutical industry, despite the fact that she has taken hundreds of thousands from the industry during her career in politics.

Dershowitz for the defense
Today comes the news that President Trump is adding Judge Kenneth Starr and Professor Alan Dershowitz to his defense team in the Senate impeachment trial. Both men are greatly to be admired. Judge Starr is the distinguished former appellate judge, special prosecutor, and recent author of the excellent impeachment memoir Contempt. Professor Dershowitz is a man of high principle who has shed many old friends in his defense of free speech and President Trump.

Judge stops UConn from punishing students for yelling n-word in a parking lot
Students accuse university of violating 30-year-old court order

Sanity at Last: Court Refuses to Kowtow to Personal Pronouns Like ‘Xemself, Faerself’
On Wednesday, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused a male prisoner’s motion that the name on his order of confinement be changed and that he be addressed by female pronouns on account of his female gender identity. The ruling on personal pronouns sets an important precedent for free speech, judicial impartiality, and the basic meaning of pronouns against the transgender movement’s bastardization of language.

WaPo/Ipsos Poll: Eight In Ten African-Americans Think Trump Is A Racist
Can Donald Trump and his campaign win a significant share of the African-American vote in 2020? His campaign insists that they are making inroads in this key Democratic demographic, and the president has gotten some celebrity help in this effort as well. The White House and Trump routinely focus on the historically low unemployment rate among black workers as a key message that his economic policies are paying off for these voters in particular. And although Infrastructure Week has become a kind of running joke, the projects that Trump’s infrastructure agenda will address will likely focus mainly on urban decay, which would benefit these voters most.

Dream Team? Trump Adds Starr, Dershowitz, And Ray To His Senate Impeachment Defense
I’m reminded of Nicol Williamson’s line as Merlin in Excalibur: “A dream to some … a nightmare to others!” Donald Trump’s attorneys added three high-profile attorneys to their impeachment bench, including one member of the original O.J. Simpson Dream Team. The addition of Alan Dershowitz and former special prosecutors Ken Starr and Robert Ray adds celebrity power to Trump’s defense in the Senate trial, but also plenty of baggage – including connections to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal

Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘faithless elector’ cases
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a pair of cases on the issue of “faithless electors,” members of the Electoral College who choose not to support the presidential candidate picked by the voters in their state.

‘Brazen and unlawful’: Trump team attacks House impeachment effort in first formal response
The president’s initial reply comes on the same day House managers previewed their own opening arguments.

CCSD magnet schools are disproportionately female, Asian
By the Clark County School District’s logic, racism and sexism are running amok in its high school magnet programs. That’s because female and Asian students are vastly overrepresented in those offerings.

Conservative Street Artist Mocks Ex-Royals Meghan and Harry in Latest Hit
On Friday night, conservative street artist Sabo put up some new street art, mocking royals (or ex-royals I guess) Harry and Meghan Markle. Sabo tells PJ Media he was inspired by a meme comparing Meghan Markle to Yoko Ono, the second wife of John Lennon, who’s often blamed for breaking up the Beatles.

Elizabeth Warren: “How could the American people want someone who lies to them?”
We have a Lack of Self-Awareness Award Winner

Governor Northam Couldn’t Be Setting Up A “Reichstag Fire” Event, Could He?
The whole Charlottesville disaster was bad enough, and Stacy covered it here and here. Given the Left’s need to control the conversation coupled with the pending implosion of the impeachment disaster, makes the Democrats more of a rabid, injured, cornered animal than usual. The following clip of the Democrat event planners captures it all

South Dakota Republicans introduce bill banning puberty blockers, transgender surgeries on minors
A bill introduced this week in the South Dakota’s Republican-dominated Legislature would make it a felony for medical providers to perform transgender operations or administer hormone therapy to minors for the purpose of changing their gender.

Prof: “Freedom of speech is implicated in racism”
In a recent speech, a Univeristy of North Carolina professor suggested that freedom of speech was responsible for racism in the United States.

Conservative group has enough, sues New Jersey school over ‘unconstitutional’ policies
Montclair State University is being sued over its “unconstitutional” free speech policy.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era ‘joint employer’ rule
The White House has rolled back one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious attempts to rewrite federal labor law to benefit unions, the so-called “joint employer” rule.

Andrew Cuomo Is Wrong. The Gig Economy Isn’t Like a Sweatshop at All.
In his State of the State address on Jan. 8, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo likened 21st-century gig-economy corporations to late 18th- and early 19th-century sweatshops, the latter characterized as such for their poor working conditions, exploitation of workers, and violations of labor laws.

Economics prof. teaches students ‘Why and How Capitalism Needs to be Reformed’
An economics professor at the College of the Holy Cross requires students to read “Why and How Capitalism Needs to be Reformed.”

California’s new gig worker law is disrupting the music industry and threatening all performing arts
California has overreached in its effort to address the challenges in today’s tech platform gig-work economy.

Nevada: CCEA’s tax initiatives a slap in the face to Sisolak
The Clark County Education Association no longer trusts Gov. Steve Sisolak to deliver on his education promises. That’s just one of the interesting takeaways from the two tax hike initiatives that the union proposed this week.

HALF of Manhattan’s new luxury skyscraper condos sit unsold and empty after foreign oligarchs appear to lose interest in the New York property market
Data shows half of Manhattan condos built since 2015 have never been sold

 

International

 

Why Does China Have 1.4 Billion People and No Good Bands?
Mongolia rocks out while its giant neighbor slumbers.

University Professor Promises an F to Any Student Who Cites Jordan Peterson
The assistant professor, Ted MaCoy, tweeted that any work submitted to him which cites Jordan Peterson will receiving a failing grade.

Prof: University diversity trainings not helpful to minorities, reinforce “white privilege”
A professor of education and social justice at the University of Birmingham says college trainings designed to help minorities advance are ineffective, and may even bolster “white privilege.”

Liberty Is on the Rise in Brazil
We are confident that if those who love liberty continue to work hard and smart, Brazil’s best days are ahead.

What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela
New light is shed on the president’s politics, smoothed over in ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

Australia Slaughtering 10,000 Camels To Combat Global Warming
Nearly 10 years after Australian camels (and their methane emissions) were identified as a factor in climate change, 10,000 of the country’s wild dromedaries now face a slaughter.

The Battle for Bolivia and a Bolivarian Spain
Spain’s Podemos Party’s “organic” connection to Castro-Bolivarianism is well-documented. And this is just the tip of the iceberg

Manchester Police Knew A Ring Of Pakistani Men Were Abusing Young Girls And Did Nothing
In 2017 Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham commissioned a report on the police response to the abuse of young girls in the early 2000s. Mayor Burnham was inspired by a BBC special called The Betrayed Girls (see below) which focused, in part, on the death of 15-year-old Victoria Agoglia. Victoria had died of a drug overdose in 2003 after complaining that she was being abused and drugged by a group of Pakistani men. The report, which was released today, found that Manchester police launched an investigation into the situation. The investigation identified dozens of other victims and nearly 100 suspects but funding for the effort was pulled and almost no one involved was ever punished.

Jessica Yaniv Attacked Reporter Outside Courthouse
Yesterday, Canadian transwoman Jessica Yaniv was in court on weapons charges stemming from a YouTube interview. During the interview, Yaniv pulled out a taser and demonstrated that it worked. Tasers are not legal for the public to own in Canada so Yaniv was arrested.

Russian prime minister submits resignation to Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a constitutional overhaul Wednesday to boost the powers of parliament and the Cabinet, a move signalling Putin’s intention to carve out a new position for himself after his current term ends.

European Union Wants All Smartphones To Have A Standard Charging Port
European Lawmakers have made a demand to develop a common charging port for all the smartphones available in the market. The practice of introducing a common port for all portable devices like smartphones, e-readers, tablets and a few more will reduce the generation of electronic waste on a high scale. This initiative also intends to make consumers’ life a bit easy.

Post-Brexit Britain will be like Nazi Germany, claims Lib Dem peer
Post-Brexit Britain will be “reminiscent” of Germany under the Nazis, a peer has said, as he claimed people are crying themselves to sleep over the UK’s exit from the EU.

Cuba Routinely Imprisons “Antisocial” Government Critics, Has Highest Incarceration Rate In The World
A former high-ranking Cuban judge named Edel González Jiménez criticized the communist nation saying it routinely manufacturers charges against government critics in proceedings run by state security services. The NY Times reviewed documents the judge took with and says they reveal Cuba has the highest rate of incarceration in the world.

Experimenters Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant and Abort
Women in Mexico were paid $1400 to be hyperstimulated so their ovaries released bountiful eggs instead of one during their cycle. They then underwent artificial insemination, resulting in early pregnancy with multiple embryos, which were then flushed out of their bodies for study.

Asian grooming gang free to roam streets because officers were told to ‘find other ethnicities’ to investigate, detective claims
An Asian grooming gang was free to roam the streets and abuse young girls because police officers were told to “find other ethnicities” to investigate, a detective has claimed.

Canada: Who’s running for the Conservative Party leadership? The list so far
On June 27, Conservatives will choose Andrew Scheer’s successor and a new direction for the party. Here’s what we know about confirmed and possible candidates, and key dates to watch

Chávez and Evo Morales: Bolivians Destroy Socialist Monuments
After Evo Morales called for a militia to guard his return to Bolivia, protesters destroyed a bust of the former president

China’s Second Cultural Revolution
China’s Cultural Revolution (1966–76) occupies a place high in the annals of human savagery. Mao Zedong’s purges sought to purify Chinese communism and ended in catastrophic failure, leaving as many as 20 million Chinese dead and the nation’s stability in doubt.

Sheffield students paid to tackle racist language on campus
A university is to hire 20 of its own students to challenge language on campus that could be seen as racist.

Rotherham and Race
You probably remember the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal that came to light several years ago. Investigations have been ongoing since then, and one just-completed inquiry has made headlines in Great Britain. This is from the London Times: “Rotherham police chief: we ignored sex abuse of children.”

Time for action at school where 13-year-olds couldn’t read a clock
It has long been a rite of passage for young children; the moment they first begin to grasp how to tell the time as their parents patiently explain the significance of the “big hand” and the “little hand”.

 

Opinion

 

In The Past 5 Years, The Transgender Explosion Has Wounded More And More People
What’s changed in the last five years is the explosion in the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria and the lack of help for them.

“Cancel Culture” Comes to Science
A scholar with an agenda targets as “dangerous” our conference on filtering out faulty research.

‘I’m Saddened by the White Man’s Emasculation’: An African Sets the Record Straight
In what follows, Michele Antaki—a former UN interpreter, journalist, and translator—offers an exclusive summary of a recent speech given in French by Ernest Tigori, an Ivorian intellectual and political activist, exiled in France, and winner of the Nelson Mandela Prize for Literature in 2017. In his new book “L’Afrique à désintoxiquer” (“Detoxifying Africa”), he explains why it is crucial to lead Europe out of repentance for its alleged crimes in Africa, and lead Africa out of infantilization. He presented it to great acclaim at a recent patriotic forum in Paris.

Why America Must Recommit to Religious Freedom
We celebrate Thursday, Jan. 16, as Religious Freedom Day, the anniversary of the passage in 1786 of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Unfortunately, the percentage of Americans who have heard of the law, or the day that commemorates it, is shockingly small.

The Perpetual Intersectional Revolution Eats Its Own
In 2008, Democrats nominated for president a first-term U.S. senator with no serious legislative experience, Barack Obama. They nominated him over the long-championed, long-celebrated presumptive heir apparent to the Democratic leadership, Hillary Clinton. Obama was, of course, the first black Democratic nominee, and he would be the first black president.

What to Know About Democrats’ 7 Impeachment Managers
Longtime Trump-hunters were joined by far less familiar faces, including a former police chief, a former judge, and a former Army Ranger, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named impeachment managers.

Why Hollywood’s Cozy Relationship With China Could Face An Ugly Reckoning In The 2020s
From the Golden Globes to ‘Mulan,’ the foreshocks of a fight over Hollywood’s cozy relationship with China are trembling beneath our feet.

Is There Any Chance Impeachment Will Be Over By The State Of The Union — Or The Iowa Caucus?
Seems reeeeeeally unlikely. Iowa votes on Monday, February 3, amd Trump delivers the SOTU a day later. McConnell said yesterday that the trial’s likely to begin next Tuesday with a Senate vote on the rules that’ll govern the proceedings.

How to Guarantee Higher College Tuition Costs
Like many public universities, Boise State illustrates how federal and state funding create incentives to spend more money—and pass the cost on to students.

Red China Is Evil Unleashed In The World
The leaders of the Red China Regime and many of it’s citizens encompass both kinds of Evil.

Why LBJ’s Great Society Flopped—and What It Means for the 2020 Election
Amity Shlaes’s new history of the late 1960s explains the failure of the last time the federal government tried to fix all that was wrong with America.

Scottish Nationalism and Europe
Scottish independence is the single focus for the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP). But is independence really what they’re asking for?

Roger Scruton was the greatest conservative thinker of our age
Over the past 18 months, all the men who had the greatest influence on me at the beginning of my adulthood have died. First my old Oxford tutor, Jeremy Catto. Then Michael Spicer, who showed me that you can achieve anything in politics provided you give others the credit. Then that restless, romantic genius Norman Stone. Now Roger Scruton.

Donald Trump and the company he keeps
In the first half of January, Americans saw President Donald Trump at his best.

Without Civilizational Taboos, Eugenics and Cannibalism Are Simply Matters of Opinion
Crossing the first red line is always harder than the second. Victoria Taft’s article notes how the promotion of assisted suicide in Canada is moving its rationale from alleviating the suffering of the dying to providing human spare parts for the seriously ill and provides a clear example of a cascading collapse of restraint.

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