Month: June 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks with Justice John Paul Stevens in Washington, D.C., September 29, 2009. (Jim Young/Reuters) 2002—In Atkins v. Virginia, the Court, in an opinion by Justice Stevens (for a majority of six justices), relies on the “direction of change” in state laws, the views of the supposed “world community” and
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Blacks Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is tied to a social justice nonprofit that failed to disclose hundreds of thousands in donations, according to a new report. Dignity and Power Now is a self-described “Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families,
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Controversial far-left financier George Soros is interested in helping to fund a reparations program in Los Angeles, according to the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti. The mayor announced on Friday that they have formed an L.A. Reparations Advisory Commission, and, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times, said that Soros’ Open Society Foundations had
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks during a stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., March 19, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The president’s focus on ‘equity’ is already corrupting our political system. But it’s possible to fight back. Since the 1960s, presidents have gone out of their way to honor and promote
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Bill Maher blasted Democrats on his show Friday after “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda apologized to woke critics who complained that his new movie excluded Afro-Latino actors. What is the background? The movie, “In The Heights,” is based on a book and Miranda-created Broadway play by the same name. The story follows characters based in Manhattan’s
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The feds seized $85 million in cash, precious metals and family heirlooms stored in about 800 safe deposit boxes in Los Angeles. A class-action lawsuit claims the FBI “exceeded the search warrant approved by the court” when it raided storage provider, US Private Vaults (USPV) and snooped through the contents of the safe deposit boxes.
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(Sviatlana Lazarenka/Getty Images) The Wall Street Journal has a piece about the Small Business Administration disaster-loan program’s performance during the pandemic, and concludes that it was terrible. The article is interesting and worth a read as it highlights the ordeal that small-business owners went through when trying to deal with the SBA and its process
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In celebration of “Juneteenth,” Grammy-award winning singer Macy Gray wants to cancel the American flag as it currently exists. Gray’s proposal came on the same day that President Joe Biden signed a bill declaring “Juneteenth” — June 19, the day on which the abolition of slavery is annually celebrated — a federal holiday. What did
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, admitted this week that a meeting took place with prominent scientists last February to discuss the origins of COVID-19 outbreak in China. Just days after that meeting, one scientist who previously voiced concerns that COVID-19’s genome was unnatural, completely reversed their opinion, and any suggestion
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Official Photo of Nikki Fried (State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons) Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried said Friday that her “greatest weakness” in the race is her opponent’s access to a national audience. When Fried lamented Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s (R.) national platform during an appearance on CNN on Friday, anchor Poppy Harlow was quick to
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Evanston, Illinois, the Chicago-suburb that made history this year by officially approving a reparations program, held a public Juneteenth celebration Saturday — but has canceled its July Fourth celebration. What are the details? Evanston commemorated the abolition of slavery with a parade and community celebration on Juneteenth — June 19, the day on which the
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lambasted critical race theory, calling it an “evil” concept derived from Marxism, and “every bit as racist as a Klansmen in white sheets.” Cruz made his fiery comments about critical race theory on Friday during a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference. According to Cruz, a
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The front page of Friday’s New York Times featured the presumably rehabilitated Jonathan Weisman, who spent a long time in the paper’s doghouse for offending radical Democrats on his Twitter feed. His latest story is surely safe territory: “With Midterms in Sight, ‘Crisis’ Is Watchword for Republicans.” The text box: “A Lesson of Trump Era:
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The end of slavery in America is certainly worth celebrating, but these federal holidays are getting mighty expensive. Today’s Juneteenth paid holiday for all federal employees comes just as the government is starting to reopen. Most federal employees have gotten full pay over the past year for “working” remotely at home, so a paid holiday
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(Natural News) Germany’s CureVac coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has been found to be only 47 percent effective against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the pandemic, dropping the company’s shares in Frankfurt and New York by more than 50 percent and erasing more than £5 billion ($6.9 billion) from its market value. The interim results from the
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(Natural News) One of China’s highest-ranking counterintelligence officers has reportedly defected to the United States. This person may have also handed over secrets regarding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that influenced the White House’s recent turn to supporting the lab leak origin theory. The spy chief in question is Dong
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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) shut down a reporter who demanded to know the congressman’s vaccination status during a press conference. Massie also blasting Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an alleged “coverup” of natural immunity. While advocating that Americans get the coronavirus vaccine, Massie also touted the effectiveness of
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Slave shackles on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., in 2016. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The liberation of the last slaves is a moment in American history worthy of celebration, without any partisan framing. Congress has passed, and President Biden has signed into law, the creation of June 19
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley railed against the NFL’s new and very rigid COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason. Beasley proclaimed that he is prepared to walk away from the NFL, “My values are more important to me than a dollar.” The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed upon new COVID-19 protocols,
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Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration, tore into President Joe Biden Friday, charging the Democratic president lied when he promised to champion ethical standards inside the White House. What is the background? The Washington Post reported Friday that, despite Biden’s promise to not hire his own
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