News of the Week (November 19th, 2023)


News of the Week for November 19th, 2023



Dobbs Decision


Iowa’s governor opposes abortion — and has the final say on whether Medicaid pays for it
Any Iowa hospital or clinic seeking Medicaid payment for providing an abortion would need approval from the state’s most prominent abortion opponent: Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Gun Rights


Armed homeowner who defended family in driveway shoot-out says his Second Amendment rights in ‘jeopardy’
A Los Angeles homeowner who used a firearm to fend off apparent would-be robbers at his home talks to the NRA in a video exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital.


Hide the Decline

Environment &“Green Energy”


U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns EPA’s Ban on Important Organophosphate Insecticide
The court noted that the EPA failed to consider “its own proposal to keep a set of high-benefit uses in place.”

Dutch Town Names ‘Nature’ a Legal Entity with Right to Be Heard in Court
The nature-rights movement continues to progress — and to be ignored by those who could oppose it before it gets totally out of hand.

U.S., UK Aiming to Triple Nuclear Power by 2050, Recognizing its Reliability and Efficiency
The move is being ahead of the COP28 meeting of climate cultists. Furthermore, Sweden and Sri Lanka are among the countries looking to nuclear energy options.



Government in Healthcare


Parents vs. the NHS: The Boy Who Lived
I wrote earlier this week about Indi Gregory, a terminally ill baby who died last weekend in England after being taken off life support by a court order vetoing her parents’ wishes. Indi’s National Health Service doctors believed (reasonably, in my view) that removal from life support was in Indi’s “best interests.” But her parents disagreed, wishing to leave no stone unturned (and in my view, they ought to have been allowed to pursue treatment elsewhere). The U.K. High Court ruled in the hospital’s favor. Armed guards were assigned to escort Indis family from the hospital to the hospice, where she would take her last breath.

War & Terror


Hamas planned to push October 7 massacre to the West Bank border – report
Under Hamas’s original plan, it would have hit many other major Israeli cities and IDF bases and go as far as the West Bank, where it has allies in the form of local terrorist cells.

Concerns growing over the new moon space race between China and the U.S.
The stakes of the modern moon race are different from the Cold War contest between the Soviet Union and the United States, where the goal of the sprint to plant a flag in lunar soil was to claim moral and technological dominance for a political system.

Putin has lost staggering 300,000 Russian soldiers in his failing war in Ukraine, says UK intelligence
Chilling footage shows Russian troops lying dead on a battlefield after another defeat by Ukraine

Bernie Sanders Stops Fist-Fight Between Republican and Union Boss During Hearing: ‘Sit Down! You’re a United States Senator!’
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) derailed a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions when he read a past tweet from Teamsters President Sean O’Brien and challenged him to a fight in the hearing room.

Parents fume at ‘sick’ after school Satan club – but no goats will be sacrificed
Parents have slammed a Satanic after-school club set to launch at a primary school next month as ‘demonic’ and ‘sickening’ but organisers insist they’re ‘not sacrificing babies’

Turkish parliament commission to debate Sweden NATO bid Thursday
The Turkish parliament’s foreign affairs commission will debate a bill approving Sweden’s NATO membership on Thursday, according to the official agenda of the commission.

Finland considers closing border crossings with Russia to stem an increase in asylum-seekers
The government in Finland is considering whether to close some crossing points on the country’s long border with Russia to prevent people from trying to enter without proper documentation, the Nordic nation’s interior minister and prime minister said Tuesday.

Mystery Over Russia’s ‘Disappearing’ Air Defenses
Russia has likely transferred its prized S-400 Triumph air defense systems from the Kaliningrad region to be used in President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, recent satellite imagery analyzed by investigative outlet Bellingcat suggests.

Taliban seen patrolling streets of Kabul on rollerblades with AK-47s
The Taliban seems to be taking a move straight out of the “Barbie Movie.”

An Illegal Chinese Biolab Containing Infectious Diseases Operated in California. The Feds Ignored It for Months.
Congressional probe warns of ‘profound threat’ to U.S. homeland

U.S. Army’s Top General in the Pacific Warns of Growing Chinese Military Capabilities
The U.S. army’s top general in the Indo-Pacific warned about China’s unprecedented military buildup and what he characterized as Chinese general secretary Xi Jinping’s global aspirations.




New Speaker Mike Johnson faces first test as government shutdown looms
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) spent his first two weeks atop the House Republican leadership rung rarely opining and instead just listening.

Sen. Tim Scott Suspends Presidential Campaign
Scott said he won’t endorse a candidate.

Las Vegas: Murder Investigation Opened Into Beating Death of 17-year-old White Student by Mob of Black Students
“Lewis had kept his son on life support hoping for a miracle.”

Las Vegas teen Jonathan Lewis, 17, is ‘beaten to death’ by huge swarm of bullies ‘after standing up for smaller friend who they’d just robbed’
Jonathan Lewis, 17, died in the hospital days after he was pummeled by a group of around 15 other youths

More insurance companies announce plans to leave California
More insurance companies have announced plans not to renew policies for California homeowners beginning in 2024.

10 Freeway fire set with ‘malice intent,’ Newsom says
A massive fire beneath one of the most vital traffic arteries in downtown Los Angeles is believed to have been intentionally set, officials said during a Monday news conference.

Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Mullin Challenges Teamster President to Fight
“You stand your butt up, big guy.”

Race as a Social Construct
Ack-shooally, drone pointy-headed overeducated moonbats, there is no such thing as race. All people are exactly the same. Racist white people made up the concept of race in order to be mean. Race is just a “social construct.”

What Is a Diamoric Sexual Orientation? Ask Maryland’s Largest School District
MoCo pride is the first LGBTQ student association in Maryland’s largest school district. Montgomery County Public Schools lists the group as an LGBTQ resource for students, and MoCo Pride says in its constitution that it is “under the sponsorship of Montgomery County Public Schools.” The group is advised by MCPS’s Director of Student Leadership and Extracurricular Activities, it claims in its bylaws, and has ties to MoCo Pride Center, Youth Creating Change, Montgomery County Parent Teacher Association, GB Youth Media, and Free State Justice, which are all local or national LGBTQ organizations.

Ben Shapiro Invites Candace Owens to Quit (and Now Tucker Carlson is Involved)
There’s some real anger spilling over at the Daily Wire this week but I think it’s fair to say this has been building up for a while now. Ben Shapiro, the co-founder of the Daily Wire, has obviously been one of the most outspoken defenders on Israel online. Candace Owens works there as one of their most prominent voices but she’s taken a very different view. For instance, she has argued that the charge of anti-Semitism has been “weaponized” to silence people.

Leftist tears down YAF Berlin Wall display at Michigan Tech
Conservative group calls it ‘ironic’ since it planned to tear it down

Nevada attorney general is investigating false electors who aided Trump in 2020
The state’s attorney general is investigating the efforts of Republicans who falsely claimed to be Trump electors.

University broke state law to hire black candidate over more qualified white one
Committee re-ranked white, black candidates to avoid ‘bloodbath,’ investigators say

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Voting districts, work uniforms, and hunter harassment.

The ‘equity agenda’ is producing incapable citizens
‘How are they expecting Americans to pay taxes if they don’t have a basic understanding of math or reading?’


Economy & Taxes


Moody’s cuts outlook on U.S. credit rating to negative from stable
Moody’s Investors Service late Friday cut its outlook on the U.S. sovereign credit rating to negative from stable, citing higher interest rates and doubts about the government’s ability implement effective fiscal policies.

The Nat Cons Are Dead Wrong: Middle-Class America Is Much Better Off Today Than in the Past
In the last several months, I have debated some of the intellectual leaders of a group called the “national conservatives.” I consider myself a conservative (on most issues, though I lean more libertarian). National conservatives are well meaning and make some very valid points about the things that are going in the wrong direction in America culturally and economically, especially in the post-COVID world under President Joe Biden.

Workers Authorize Strike Against Teachers’ Union
The National Education Association–you know, the folks who work hard to keep kids out of school and who like to strike all the time–is facing its own labor problems. A union of its own workers have voted to strike against the union.




German Parliament Accepts Constitutional “Children’s Rights” Petition From Pro-Pedophile Activist Group
The German Bundestag has accepted a petition outlining children’s rights which was drafted by men involved in a pro-pedophilia activist organization. Krumme-13, a lobby group which advocates for lowering the age of consent and legalizing child pornography, announced on its website that a resolution developed by the group’s founder, Dieter Gieseking, had achieved enough votes to be added to the constitution, or Basic Law.

The Strange Return of ‘Radical Chic’
When I was a college student, Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers was one of the assigned texts in our feature writing class — studying the “New Journalism” as it was then called. The slim volume combined two articles Wolfe wrote for New York magazine, a publication that has since become just another mouthpiece of the Democrat-Media Complex. Politics in the early 1970s were in a state of flux — the old New Deal liberalism had been discredited by LBJ’s various bungles, but no one knew which way things would go in the future. Cynicism about all things political was the prevalent mood as I recall in hindsight, and you can see this attitude in Wolfe’s dissection of the absurd scene in which composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein hosted a fundraiser for the Black Panther Party at his posh Manhattan pad.




Why is Minnesota’s Democratic Party called the DFL?
For most of his life, Damon Moss had really only known two major political parties in state politics: Democrats and Republicans. Until he came to Minnesota.

Millennial Meltdown
When a bunch of bedraggled and unkempt hippie protestors in the 1960s paraded signs near Governor Reagan reading “Make love, not war,” Reagan responded with his usual biting wit: “Doesn’t look like they’re capable of either.”

Totalitarian Tutorial
“Who you are and who you know yourself to be is valid. We want you to be your authentic self every day.” That was Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services, in an official video announcing new HHS gender identity, non-discrimination and inclusion policy. Who is this Deputy Secretary, viewers have a right to wonder, who is so wise in the ways of authenticity?

It’s Looking Like the 1930s
Axis and Allies in the Eurasian rimland

Nikki Haley Is Completely Incoherent on Bots and Anonymous Online Users
Nikki Haley wants to force social-media companies to verify each and every one of their users

‘Polite & Orderly Caretakers of America’s Decline’
There’s a lot to say about the implications of the Biden administration’s apparent return to a version of the old policy of engagement with Beijing. As Xi receives a warm welcome in the Bay Area, it’s worth referring back to what Senator Marco Rubio said in November of 2020 as the senate prepared to vote on then-president-elect Biden’s nominees: “Biden’s cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline.”

The Ka-Ching Theory of Truth
Whether something is true on social media matters less than whether it gets eyeballs.

They’re Coming For You
The Jews are just a warm-up. Many people have made this observation, but this is a nice data point: earlier this year, Minnesota’s legislature enacted a statute that requires “Ethnic Studies” to be incorporated into every single class from kindergarten through 12th grade. Including math and biology.

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