News of the Week (June 16th, 2024)


News of the Week for June 16th, 2024

Election 2024


The G.O.P. Push for Post-Verdict Payback: ‘Fight Fire With Fire’
Republican allies of Donald J. Trump are calling for revenge prosecutions and other retaliatory measures against Democrats in response to his felony conviction in New York.

Colorado GOP calls for burning of Pride flags
Colorado’s Republican Party this week called for LGBTQ Pride flags to be burned, describing LGBTQ Americans as “godless groomers” in a fundraising email and multiple social media posts railing against Pride Month.

NRSC-Commissioned Poll Suggests GOP’s N.M. Senate Nominee Nella Domenici Has Room to Grow
No Republican has won a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico since Pete Domenici in 2002. This time around, Republicans are hoping the late six-term senator’s daughter Nella Domenici, a former Bridgewater Associates CFO and political newcomer, will give Democratic senator Martin Heinrich a run for his money.

There’s No Disaster-Proofing the 2024 Election
No matter who wins in November, a cascading series of crises lies ahead.

Meet Trump’s New Christian Kingpin
Tim Dunn stands on the stage of his Midland, Texas, church with a wry smile on his face. He’s preparing to preach about his favorite subjects: Jesus and Peter Parker.

Team Biden bets an unfiltered Trump at the debate can shake up the race
GOP pollster Frank Luntz said the June 27 faceoff will be “the most important debate since JFK-Richard Nixon.”

Donald Trump Suffers Quadruple Polling Blow
Former President Donald Trump has been stung by a number of polls in recent days, including those suggesting his hush money felony conviction may be harming his 2024 election chances.

Republican governor nominee Mark Robinson entertained conspiracy theories that the U.S. government was behind the attack on Pearl Harbor and death of General Patton
NC Lt. Governor insinuated government was behind attack and general’s death

Matchups set in Nevada’s federal and legislative elections
We break down who will be running in the November general election.

This Time, America, Let’s Get Really Weird with It
Yesterday, the Trump campaign fired off a fundraising email headlined, “Haul Out the Guillotine.”

‘BURN!’ Biden Drops Brutal Jan. 6 Riot Ad Ahead Of Trump’s First Capitol Hil Visit Since Felony Convictions
President Joe Biden dropped a brutal new ad depicting the January 6 attack ahead of ex-President Donald Trump’s visit to meet congressional Republicans at the scene of that crime.

CEOs at Trump meeting: Ex-president ‘meandering’ and ‘doesn’t know what he’s talking about’
Former President Donald Trump failed to impress everyone in a room full of top CEOs this week, multiple attendees told CNBC.



Dobbs Decision


Missouri abortion ban wasn’t about lawmakers imposing religious beliefs, judge says
A judge in Missouri says lawmakers who passed a restrictive abortion ban were not trying to impose their religious beliefs on everyone in the state, rejecting a case filed by more than a dozen Christian, Jewish and Unitarian Universalist leaders who support abortion rights.

Gun Rights


Is N.J. AG Platkin Willfully Allowing Civil Rights Violations and Racial Bias in Carry Permit Scheme?
Garden State citizens have only been repatriated with their right to carry, or bear arms, since the landmark 2022 NYSRPA v. Bruen decision. There’s been an estimated 34,000 plus “post-Bruen” carry permits issued in New Jersey since the decision came down.

Supreme Court rules gun ‘bump stocks’ ban is unlawful
The ban was imposed by the Trump administration after the accessory was used during the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Supreme Court Got the Bump-Stock Case Right
The Supreme Court has struck down the reclassification of bump stocks that was promulgated by the Trump administration back in 2018. As I noted earlier this year, this was not a Second Amendment case, but a statutory case, and, as such, the question was not whether bump stocks count as “arms,” but whether the National Firearms Act of 1934 grants the executive branch the power to regulate them in the same manner as it regulates machine guns. As the Court makes clear, the answer to this is unquestionably no. In consequence, the regulation must fall.


Hide the Decline

Environment &“Green Energy”


No Potatoes, Warns Irish Times
The latest climate change predictions for Ireland – with temperatures no higher than 10 degrees in summer, and as low as -15 in winter – would have a disastrous impact on agriculture. A climate similar to Iceland’s would make it impossible to grow vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, which means that food prices will soar.

Fracking wastewater has “shocking” amount of clean-energy mineral lithium
40% of US need for lithium could be covered by Pennsylvania’s fracking byproduct.

Biden EPA Rules Will Cause Blackouts for Millions of Americans, Study Warns
President Joe Biden’s aggressive climate regulations targeting fossil-fuel-fired power plants will create widespread electric grid instability and lead to mass blackouts impacting millions of Americans, according to a recent study commissioned by North Dakota’s state government.

Degrowth Is a Scam
And its purpose is to separate dewy-eyed ideologues and aspiring Bolshevists from their money.



Government in Healthcare


Medical Journal The Lancet Abandons Science, Tells Authors to Use ‘Sex Assigned at Birth’
“…the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ can be ambiguous…”

Canadian Cancer Society Apologizes to Alphabet Soup Brigade for Using ‘Cervix’ Instead of ‘Front Hole’
The Canadian Cancer Society wants “to normalize the reality that men can have these body parts too.” These people are literally insane.

Why the Dutch are euthanising physically healthy young adults – and could the UK be next?
The Netherlands was the first country to legalise assisted dying but critics are starting to worry about the consequences

European Court: Assisted Suicide Not a Human Right
Back in 1997, the euthanasia movement tried to gain an assisted-suicide Roe v. Wade. It didn’t work out. The Supreme Court instead ruled in Glucksberg v. Washington 9–0 that there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, which, in a delicious irony, became the primary precedent applied in Dobbs to overturn Roe.

War & Terror


North Korea Sending Trash- and Poop-Filled Balloons Into South Korea
“By Wednesday afternoon, more than 260 balloons had been detected, and most of them have landed on the ground, carrying animal faeces and rubbish”

Newspaper Publishes Most Obvious Thing Ever, Everybody Goes Bat-Guano Crazy
We live on the stupidest of all possible timelines, in which a newspaper publishes the least newsworthy story of all time, and people who know better use it to whip their social media followers into an outraged paranoid tizzy. I’m looking at you, Jesse Kelly and Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.).

The Pentagon is learning how to change at the speed of war
The dynamic Ukraine battlespace has provided a needed jolt to a system that has long been too slow to change.

Cal State Los Angeles SJP promotes terrorist organization and plane hijacker in fundraising poster
The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at California State University, Los Angeles promoted a terrorist organization and someone who hijacked planes in an Instagram post advertising an upcoming fundraiser.

Russia deploying air and sea assets for military exercises in Caribbean, U.S. official says
Russia is preparing to deploy aircraft and combat naval vessels to the Caribbean to conduct military exercises in the coming weeks, its first exercises in the Western Hemisphere involving both air and sea activity in five years, a senior administration official told McClatchy and the Miami Herald.

Expert: CCP Views Itself as Center of the World
The CCP thinks that China, under its rule, should be the political center of the world. That’s not an exaggeration or speculation but fact.

China’s Communist Youth League Tried to Recruit Columbia Students for ‘Sustainability’ Junket
The Chinese Communist Party’s youth league quietly tried in April to recruit students at Columbia University to join a junket to China, according to documents I obtained. The trip, which promotes China’s green-technology sector and features a site visit to a “zero-carbon battery factory,” began today.

The Federal Government Spends More Money on Fewer Veterans
We’re used to hearing about government programs with ballooning budgets, especially ones that care for the elderly. We have more elderly people than in the past, so it makes sense that costs for programs such as Medicare would increase over time, even if they increase much too fast.

Ukraine warplane gets ‘first direct hit’ on Russian soil, destroying ammo warehouse
Ukraine’s first ‘direct hit’ on a target inside Russia has been carried out on a command node, it has been claimed.

Vladimir Putin facing fresh hell as Ukraine ‘slaughters 90 percent of invasion force’
Ukraine’s army has in recent days fought back strongly and has reportedly regained territory in a counterattack.

Watch unstoppable AI robot on the march along Great Wall of China – learning more every step it takes
It performed Chinese martial arts moves on the wall

Su-57 Felon Struck Deep Inside Russia, Ukraine’s Spy Agency Claims
Both Ukrainian and Russian sources say that for the first time an Su-57 Felon, Moscow’s most advanced combat aircraft, was struck.

Putin’s War, Week 119.
Welcome to my review of Week 119 of Putin’s War in Ukraine and Day 10 since NATO blew through another of Putin’s red lines that the Foreign Policy SmartSet ™.promised us would result in World War III.

China is Now Threatening to Arrest Foreigners in the South China Sea
China never stops escalating its attempts to assume control of territory that does not belong to China. It’s behavior toward the Philippines has become increasingly aggressive over the past year and now China has instituted a policy to arrest anyone who disagrees. The new policy was announced last month.

A New Chinese Megaport in South America Is Rattling the U.S.
In this serene town on South America’s Pacific coast, China is building a megaport that could challenge U.S. influence in a resource-rich region that Washington has long considered its backyard.

Pentagon Wants to Feed Troops ‘Experimental’ Lab-Grown Meat to ‘Reduce CO2 Footprint’
A Pentagon-funded company is seeking proposals to feed America’s soldiers lab-grown meat in a bid to “reduce the CO2 footprint” at Defense Department outposts.




How Goes the Reforming?
State policymakers have been anticipating the concerns of higher-ed executives nationwide.

Idaho bar celebrating ‘Heterosexual Awesomeness Month’ in June creates stir
A saloon in Idaho is drawing both jeers and cheers for its cheeky counter-programming to Pride Month, declaring June “Heterosexual Awesomeness Month,” billing it as a celebration of all things straight.

Group that aims to ‘Abolish the UC’ releases guide to ‘liberate a dining hall’ and ‘make food free, as it should be’: READ THE DOC
The document claims that liberating a dining hall ‘is extremely flexible’ and doesn’t ‘inconvenience the dining hall staff.’

“Smoking-Gun” Data on North Carolina ACT Scores
Students who submitted scores during the test-optional period had better freshman grades than those who didn’t.

Unbelievable Start for U.S. Cricket in the T20 World Cup
The United States national cricket team is on an incredible run. It began before the World Cup when the U.S. won a series against Bangladesh. It was the first time the U.S. had won an international series against a top-ten globally ranked team and the first time it had won a series against a full member of the International Cricket Council. Full ICC members are permitted to play Test cricket, the highest level of the game that can last up to five days, and only twelve countries are full members.

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Frothy fonts, unprofessional death threats, and books about butts and farts.

Moonbats Denounce Time as Heteronormative
Liberals declared war on biology by subordinating it to LGBT ideology. Now they attack the concept of time.

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial
Hunter Biden was convicted Tuesday of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs.

4 U.S. college instructors injured in stabbing attack in China
The four instructors from Cornell College, a private liberal arts college in Iowa, were visiting a public park in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin while on an exchange program.

UCLA Chabad Rabbi Physically, Verbally Assaulted by Pro-Hamas Mob
“Israel is full of pedophiles.”

Hawaii university holds talk on ‘mental health implications’ of ‘colonial mentality’
This past semester, the University of Hawaii at Manoa hosted, ‘Brown Skin, White Minds: Colonial Mentality and Mental Health among Historically Oppressed Communities.’

Charlie Kirk once pushed a ‘secular worldview.’ Now he’s fighting to make America Christian again.
In 2018, Kirk urged conservative Christians to respect the separation of church and state. Today, he calls that foundational principle “a fabrication.”

A Big Whack That Made the Moon May Have Also Created Continents That Move
Some 4.5 billion years ago, many scientists say, Earth had a meetup with Theia, another planetary object the size of Mars. When the two worlds collided in a big whack, the thinking goes, debris shot into space, got locked into the orbit of the young, damaged Earth and led to the formation of our moon.

First Case of Sexually Transmitted Ringworm Reported in the U.S.
The lead author of the report expressed concern that Trichophyton mentagrophytes type VII is the latest in a group of severe skin infections to have now reached the country.

Child Marriage Havens Emerging Across America
As more states make child marriage illegal, the places where it is still lawful are emerging as havens for ceremonies which can devastate the lives of young people. A Newsweek investigation reveals the disturbing reality that a lack of unified action against child marriage can establish.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Reparations Claim for Tulsa Race Massacre
The court rejected the “new ‘unlimited and unprincipled’ form of liability” siding with the massacre victims would have created.

Washington school ‘bans mural of unofficial mascot Thor on walls claiming image of Norse God would be racist and sexist’
Equity chiefs demanded the god be accompanied by women and people of color

COVENANT JOURNAL REVEALED: Shooter Said Being Female Was A ‘F***ing Curse,’ That She’d ‘Kill’ To Have Had Puberty Blockers
Pages hidden from public provide thorough illustration of shooter’s mental state in weeks ahead of deadly shooting

How Public Schools Became Ideological Boot Camps
In nearly every public school in the country, children are given curriculum materials that have no official oversight or approval.

Woke California: U-Turn Signs Are Homophobic. And Stuff.
“Street signs that officials said previously targeted LGBTQ community members were taken down from a Silver Lake neighborhood Monday.”

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Surprise inspections, dangerous fake weapons, and classroom interference.


Economy & Taxes


Home prices are falling in these 4 former boomtowns – it’s a bad omen for the rest of America
Three of the metros where prices are falling are in Texas, according to new insights from real estate company Redfin.




‘People are collapsing on the street’: Oropouche epidemic in Cuba spirals out of control
This epidemic is not getting the attention it deserves. According to reports from Cienfuegos and Santiago, the infection rate is high and uncontrollable. As one doctor puts it: “When one person in a neighborhood falls ill, the whole neighborhood does, and there is absolutely nothing in the clinics or pharmacies, not even dipyrone to reduce the fever.” Vamos bien, si! Requetebien!

Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president
Mexico’s projected presidential winner Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first female president in the country’s 200-year history.

Seizing white-owned farms among demands of South African coalition hopefuls
Parties are jostling for influence after election which saw the ANC lose its majority

Modi’s party set to lose its majority in shock India election result
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is set to fall short of an outright majority in the country’s lower house of parliament.

Scientists discover potentially habitable planet 40 light years away
Two teams of scientists have discovered a theoretically habitable planet, smaller than Earth but bigger than Venus, orbiting a small star about 40 light-years away.

Rosary BANNED in Public in Spain Ahead of Euro Election
Spain’s Socialist government has sensationally BANNED the public saying of the Rosary in Madrid ahead of the European Elections.

U.N. Anti-Corruption Agency Inks Deal with Chinese Agency behind Hong Kong Repression
A U.N. office deepened its ties to a Chinese government office that carries out political repression in Hong Kong, with a top official from the international body also meeting the city’s leader, John Lee, on a recent trip.

All Tremors, No Earthquake in Irish Politics
Today Ireland is going into local and European elections. But a few years ago nobody would have quite expected the political conditions that obtain in Ireland today. For much of the past decade, the assumption has been that the two traditionally dominant parties, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, once rivals and now partners in a coalition government, would continue to lose ground to Sinn Féin, the left-leaning nationalist party, formerly the political wing of the Provisional IRA, as it continued its historic march to become “the largest party, North and South,” on the island.

Centrist Groups Keep Majority In EU Parliament: Projection
Centrist groups have retained a majority in the EU parliament despite high-profile gains by far-right parties in France, Germany and elsewhere, a projection showed Sunday.

Canada’s Parliament rocked by allegations of treason
Foreign interference probe exposes links to “witting” lawmakers in Ottawa.

Farage willing to lead merged Reform-Conservative party after election
Nigel Farage has said he would be willing to lead a merged Reform-Conservative party. The Reform party leader said he could not lead the Tories as it “currently is: but predicted a new party is likely to emerge after the general election.




I’m a lifelong Republican outraged by this sham verdict – but I STILL won’t vote Trump
DAN MCLAUGHLIN reveals the Donald sins he can’t ever forgive… but can YOU?

Will It Be a Majority Party or a Trump Party?
Six years ago, even though the political environment favored Democrats and the party out of power successfully capitalized on its advantages in House races, the U.S. Senate told a slightly different story. Democrats struggled to navigate a rugged landscape in which the party was forced to defend ten incumbents in states Donald Trump took in 2016. Although Democratic candidates won an open seat in Arizona and ousted Republican senator Dean Heller in Nevada, the party lost seats in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota, yielding a 53-seat majority to the GOP.

While Oklahoma Dawdles, Its Universities Rot
Even in the reddest of states, higher-ed reform doesn’t come easy.

J.D. Vance: The math on D-Day doesn’t add up
It was a drain on our resources, Senator writes.

‘Underlying Psychological Co-Morbidities’
Thanks to The Tennessee Star, this week we learned a whole lot more about Audrey Hale, the deranged 28-year-old woman who wanted to be a man named “Aiden” and who killed six people at Covenant School in Nashville before being shot dead by police. Among the revelations this week, we learned that Hale had been a “patient of mental health professionals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)” since she was six years old! Heck of a job, “mental health professionals.”

Conservatives must not abandon the arts
What, after all, are we ‘conserving’ if not the best that humankind has ever thought and created? Much of what passes for ‘art’ these days, produced almost entire by leftists, is simplistic, uninspired, even—dare I say it?—ugly.

Steve Bannon’s Remand Is Consistent with the Law
The MAGA-world complaints about a Trump-appointed judge’s decision to send Bannon to prison are misplaced.

World War III Will Have to Wait
Purveyors of or participants in what passes for discourse on social media are routinely confronted with the imminence of the apocalypse.

A Lesson In the Rule of Law
Liberals like to talk about the rule of law, but they don’t really believe in it. They usually think that laws are general guideposts that point in a broad direction. It is up to liberal judges to exercise those mandates in accord with their policy preferences.

Justice Alito on Constitutional Wisdom
In late May, Justice Samuel Alito gave the commencement address at Franciscan University of Steubenville, the traditional Catholic college in eastern Ohio.

What Happened to Glenn Youngkin?
The Virginia governor seems to have lost his way, both in his state and his party.

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