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Remembering Hate Speech
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Joe Biden’s “Phantom of the Opera” rant will be memorialized as the most reckless and venomous presidential speech in recent history. Such vile rhetoric fuels even viler reactions—and eventually filters down to the street where criminals believe that shooting a congressman or mobbing a Supreme Court justice or killing a solitary jogger or a teen-aged “Republican” is some sort of reification of what they feel is now retribution.

The GOP Is Expecting Payback Post-2022
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Pelosi and her enablers must pay. And that payment will be due the minute the new GOP Speaker gets sworn in. Moreover, we in the base expect House leaders to collect. Kevin McCarthy must be our avenging angel, if he wants to keep the base and his majority. Remember – the goal is to both demonstrate to the base that justice will be done while striking fear in the hearts of our enemies so they never screw with us this way again.

GA Senate Race: Why Warnock Can’t Shake Walker
David Catron, The American Spectator
For Warnock, Biden's unpopularity is like quicksand. Even worse, inflation and the economy are still the top voter concerns, and they trust Republicans far more than Democrats on those issues. Warnock has plenty of money, enjoys the support of the corporate media, and will probably be smoother than Walker in the debate. In the current political environment, however, these things are just not enough. He’s on the wrong team this year.

Biden Adviser: ‘MAGA Republicans’ Would 'Disrupt Our Democracy,' 'Destroy' the USA
Susan Jones, CNS News
Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of Joe Biden's senior advisers, was asked if members of the Biden administration will "keep hammering away at that phrase" -- MAGA Republicans -- between now and the November election: "Well, I think it will be important for all of us who care about the United States of America to call out what we see," Bottoms told MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart. Bottoms also criticized the House GOP's "Commitment to America".

Even More Than the Economy, 2022 Is the Fentanyl Election
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
It’s incumbent on all of us to publicize this expanding catastrophe as widely as we can, not just through articles and postings on social media, but even more potently one-on-one, where people are often more prone to listen. This isn’t just an epidemic in red America. It’s everywhere and growing. Is it a conspiracy of communist China? You decide. But whatever it is, those pills are killing our children as nothing has in the past.

Liz Cheney Says She Will Leave GOP if Donald Trump is 2024 Nominee
Just the News, The Star News Network
Rejected by her own voters in Wyoming, Rep. Liz Cheney says she won’t remain a Republican if Donald Trump is the GOP presidential nominee in 2024. “I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Cheney told the Texas Tribune festival on Saturday. She was defeated this summer in the Wyoming GOP primary by Harriet Hageman.

 

A Contract to Defeat Big Government Socialism
Newt Gingrich, The American Spectator
American conservatives need to study Thatcher — even more than President Ronald Reagan — to understand how we can discredit, defeat, and replace Big Government Socialism as a governing system. The November 2022 campaign must translate the failures of Big Government Socialism into the systemic failures that are inevitable no matter which Democrat or liberal is in charge. It is policy — not personality — that is crippling America.

Democrats Continue to Lie About Police Deaths on January 6
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
The lie about Sicknick’s death pervades the government’s criminal investigation into the events of January 6. Atty General Merrick Garland to this day claims that five police officers died following their response to the Capitol protest; Democrats and the media attribute four alleged suicides of law enforcement officers, including a few that occurred months later, to their bogus death count. Prosecutors routinely cite that figure.

Independent Pollster: ‘Virtually Impossible’ to Poll GOP ‘Submerged Voters’ After Biden’s Attacks on ‘MAGA Republicans’
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
The chief pollster and founder of The Trafalgar Group says one consequence of Joe Biden’s recent venomous attacks on Trump supporters is it is now “virtually impossible” to poll and estimate as the midterms approach since 2022 Republicans have now become “submerged voters.” Inciting extreme divisiveness close to a general election has its cost when it comes to reliable polling, noted Robert Cahaly last week in a social media thread.

Keystone XL Revisited: Did Biden Give Putin the ‘WherewithOIL’ for World War III?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
We are being forced to think the unthinkable again; it’s the first necessary step to avoiding this war. Whatever the case, everyone has to keep his or her (no weird pronouns here, thank you) eyes open. All of this has been caused by the worship of what I called Biden’s Golden Calf, electric cars that would save us from “global warming”… excuse me, “climate change.” Amazing what a little bad science can do to you—and civilization.

Inflation drives our politics in 2022 — and maybe 2024, too
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Poll after poll shows inflation is the voters' top concern. It is driving the midterm elections. Yes, abortion and crime and the border are issues. Democrats hope that former President Donald Trump, under relentless pursuit by the Justice Department, the attorney general of New York, a prosecutor in Georgia, and others, will be a factor, too. But inflation is the shaping factor, the driving factor, in the 2022 midterm elections.

Biden Commits U.S. to War for Taiwan
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
If Beijing invaded and occupied islands a few miles right off its coast, and Taiwan resisted, would president Biden send the Seventh Fleet to war with China? The basic question raised by these Biden commitments to go to war with a China with a huge army and fleet, and in its own home region, is -- why? No U.S. president after Richard Nixon has challenged China's claim that there is but "one China" and Taiwan "is a part of China."

 

Martha's Meltdown Model
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Our elite virtue signal that increased crime, gangs, drug smuggling, prostitution, and child trafficking do not accompany open borders. The Martha’s Vineyard experience marks a unique opportunity for modern progressivism. View it as a landmark teachable moment to prove to the nation that leftists’ loud theories and Utopian agendas merely reflect — rather than are at odds with — their own prior concrete and well-lived experiences.

Of Course Ron DeSantis Will Run…and He May Very Well Win
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Ron DeSantis is the best positioned to beat Trump of any Republican. And, unlike Trump, he has no firm ceiling for votes in the general. If Trump wins it will be a squeaker – it’s just a function of how many losers hate him. DeSantis has no such baggage. And DeSantis knows all this. He’s not dumb, and neither is Trump, who sees the governor of New Alligatoria as his only real competition. The libs are dumb, but even they see it.

A Senate Race That Shouldn’t Be Close But Is
Larry Thornberry, The American Spectator
The two candidates' differences go to the very heart of our current divide over what government should be and what kind of country America is and should be. The more these differences are seen and understood by voters, the bleaker are Val Demings’ prospects in a state that has a quarter million more registered Republicans than Democrats, and almost four million independents who don’t lean nearly as far left as Val Demings does.

Ohio Senate Race Turning on Biden Energy Policies
Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics
“We're living in the most inflated energy economy ... when we have the most aggressive clean energy policy,” he said. “The promise has clearly not met the reality. We've seen what these policies lead to – what they lead to is immiseration and theft from the American working class.” The disconnect between promises and results was another example of the “massive lifestyle difference from coastal liberals to actual middle-class people in Ohio.”

Biden's Inflation Reduction Act Takes Money Away From Cancer Research, Subsidizes Green Energy
Stephen Moore, CNS News
The IRA is a de facto tax of $300 billion on the profits of the companies on the front lines of trying to win the race for the cure. In other words, Congress transferred almost one-third of a trillion dollars from drug companies, one of America's most productive and lifesaving industries, and gave that money to the wind and solar and electric car industries. The green energy firms are one of America's least productive industries.

Disney’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Will Feature Drag-Queen Debut
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
Disney-owned ABC has cast its first drag queen in its hit show Dancing with the Stars. The drag queen, called Shangela, is known from the show RuPaul’s Drag Race. “I feel so honored to be the first drag entertainer to compete on the show. It’s about darn time!!!” Shangela said on Instagram. “Let’s go win this Crown… I mean, Mirrorball! Shangela is actually a 40-year-old man from Paris, TX, whose real name is Darius Jeremy Pierce.

 

This Was American Conservatism’s Finest Moment
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
We need an army of Ron DeSantises, Scott Stewarts, and Lynne Fitches (she’s the attorney general in Mississippi who gave a thumbs up to Stewart going all out to kill Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs case). We need bold warriors with the courage to continue and to dare mighty things. We need to speak the truth and not waver. We need to reclaim our country as the shining city on a hill that destiny demands of it. We need to never surrender.

Border Patrol Encounters With Individuals on Terrorist Watchlist Illegally Crossing Southwest Border Up 5-Fold Since Last Year
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News
In fiscal 2017, according to the CBP data, the U.S. Border Patrol only had 2 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watchlist between the ports of entry on the Southwest border. In fiscal 2018, it was 6. In fiscal 2019, it was zero. In fiscal 2020, it was 3. In fiscal 2021, it was 15. Then, in October through August of this fiscal year, it was 78. At the same time, the number at the ports of entry themselves has decreased.

Youngkin Gets in the Fight
Editors, National Review
VA Gov. Glenn Youngkin reasserted the First-Amendment freedom of teachers and staff not to be compelled to promote political or ideological beliefs against their will. It should go without saying that public schools should not be engaged in conspiratorial behavior with minors against the will and wishes of their own parents. But, in Virginia after 2021, it had to be said. We commend Glenn Youngkin’s administration for saying so.

Dems run with Biden’s attacks on MAGA Republicans, call pro-life lawmakers ‘threat to democracy’
Mica Soellner, The Washington Times
House Democrats leaders have expanded the party’s crusade to label MAGA Republicans a “threat to democracy” to include pro-life conservatives. Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries said Sen. Lindsey Graham belongs in the threat-to-democracy camp because of his bill that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy. “If your top agenda is a nationwide ban on abortion, we’re not making [that] up,” Mr. Jeffries said.

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Dr. Fauci Continues to Lie, Cover-Up, and Deny the Science to Promote Himself’
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) once again battled with Dr. Anthony Fauci Wednesday about whether children with natural immunity from a prior COVID infection should be injected with the mRNA shots the government has referred to as “vaccines.” “Dr. Fauci continues to lie, cover-up, and deny the science to promote himself,” tweeted Paul about his tense exchange with Fauci during a Senate committee hearing whose central focus was monkeypox.

Americans Brace for Surge in Heating, Electricity Bills This Winter
Katabella Roberts, The Epoch Times
According to a forecast from the National Energy Assistance Directors Assn, reported by CBS, the average household will pay about 17 percent more this winter compared to last winter to heat their home, marking a 10-year high of $1,202 per property. “This would be the second year in a row of major price increases,” the forecast states. “Between 2020–21 and 2021–23, the cost of home energy would increase by more than 35 percent.”

 

Justice Department Desperate to Conceal ‘Classified’ Records
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
With the appeal pending in Florida, Judge Raymond Dearie, the appointed special master, is already at work with a November 30, 2022 deadline; he will convene a meeting of both parties in New York on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, it’s safe to assume the Justice Department will hatch some new excuse as to why Dearie and his team should not have access to the “classified” material. One can only imagine what they’ll come up with next.

Planned Parenthood 2021 Annual Report: 383,460 Abortions – Highest Number Yet Reported
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Planned Parenthood released its 2020-2021 annual report that showed, despite the COVID pandemic, the organization performed 383,460 abortions – the highest number of abortions it has yet reported and 28,589 more than the previous year – and received an increase of $15.3 million in taxpayer funding from 2020. “Planned Parenthood health centers are proud to provide abortion,” the organization declared in its latest annual report.

Here’s What Happens When Democrats Abandon a City to Crime
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
After the murder, the Rice family and Allison’s friends made an impromptu memorial to her with flowers, stuffed animals, and other mementoes of her cruelly cut-short life. One of them was a copper cross with her photograph inserted in its middle that was hung on a telephone pole near where her SUV came to rest. But the morning after the memorial was laid, the cross — and everything else but the flowers — was carted away by thieves.

Some Modest Proposals for Govs. DeSantis, Abbott to Continue Their Excellent Work
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
To say we are living in dark times is an understatement. When the FBI is grabbing Mike Lindell’s cellphone at a Hardee’s, in a manner that my friend John Hinderaker properly compares to the Gestapo, you know you’re living in a country (Joe Biden's America) not far different from communist China. Thank God we have a few politicians like DeSantis and Abbott who are prepared to stand up and mock them, but in truth, it’s up to us now.

Median U.S. Household Income Dropped 2.8% From 2019 to 2021
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News
The median household income in the U.S. declined 2.8 percent from 2019 to 2021, dropping from $72,808 in 2019 (in constant 2021 dollars) to $70,784 in 2021, according to newly released data from the Census Bureau's “Income in the United States: 2021”. “This estimate,” says the report, “is not statistically different from the 2020 estimate of $71,186 and 2.8 percent lower than the 2019 median, the year before the most recent recession.”

Joe Biden Has a Versailles (Pennsylvania) Problem
Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
Many such people hard working "average" Americans have told me they voted for Joe Biden just two years ago, but they have little sympathy for him now. They are watching a man dance about and brag about his climate change bill, all the while vilifying them or their family members, heedless of the challenges they face. Biden’s answer to $5 gas is for you to buy a $60,000 vehicle. That alone explains just how out of touch he has become.

 

Sorry Democrats, Abortion Won’t Save You
David Catron, The American Spectator
No balderdash from Biden is going to reconcile voters with food prices that have risen 11.4 percent since last year this time, or with energy prices that are up 23.8 percent, or with gasoline prices still 25.6 percent higher, ad infinitum. The voters know they are worse off since Joe Biden and the Democrats regained control of the White House and Congress. They will largely ignore abortion and vote their pocketbooks in November.

Equal Justice, They Said
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The Left is sending a message to Americans: We are serious and mean business. The result of all this is that America is not quite America anymore. We are now a revolutionary society in decline that uses the courts, prosecutors, the administrative state, and the law itself to punish enemies, help friends, and declare such asymmetry “social justice.” There is no equality under the law, but simply “some are more equal than others.”

In Ohio, Trump Says Vance, Other Republicans Will Rescue America from Democrats’ ‘Mayhem and Despair’
Bradley Vasoli, The Star News Network
Former President Donald Trump addressed a rally at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, reprehending Joe Biden, Tim Ryan, and other Democrats for economically crushing working Buckeye Staters with unrelenting inflation. “The choice this November is simple,” Trump said at the Save America event. “If you want to continue this national catastrophe, vote for the radical-left Democrats – do it, go ahead. You won’t have a country left..."

Weak Cons and Libs Can Clutch Their Pearls and Seethe
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Since we can't "discuss" issues, that leaves us two options – 1) we can force the discussion to happen with outrageous stunts, or 2) we can shrug and give up and not discuss them at all. I say we go for Option No. 1. The weakcons would go for Option No. 2 every time, which is why no one listens to them anymore. You only lose for so long and so consistently before it dawns on people that you are a loser. And we’re tired of losing.

Biden: Inflation Month to Month Is 'Just an Inch, Hardly at All'; 'It Hasn't Spiked'
Susan Jones, CNS News
In an interview with CBS's Scott Pelley that aired on Sunday's "60 Minutes," Biden was asked what he can do "better and faster" to alleviate price inflation: "Well, first of all, let's put this in perspective. Inflation rate month to month was just-- just an inch, hardly at all--" Biden started to say. What would he tell the people? Biden "No, I'm telling the American people that we're gonna get control of inflation," Biden said.

The GOP's governing class
W James Antle III, Washington Examiner
Donald Trump used his business executive experience as a proxy for leadership when arguing he was more qualified than the senators who were his leading primary opponents. Now Republicans could be looking for a different kind of executive leadership and have a deep roster from which to find it. “Ultimately, somebody is going to have to beat Trump if they want to win the nomination. Trump mismanaged COVID. That’s his Achilles' heel.”

 

The Unidentified and Uncharged Instigator in the Oath Keepers Case
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
With the reputation of the Joe Biden Justice Department and the FBI in shreds, it is reasonable at this point to suspect that any unidentified participant, especially an agitator on record encouraging criminal conduct yet has not been charged, is a federal asset. “1%Watchdog” joins a long list of characters—from Ray Epps to individuals in neon-orange hats marching with the Proud Boys—who face no consequences without explanation.

The Martha’s Vineyard Holocaust
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
The old Stupid Party GOP specialized in jumping in to save Democrats from themselves, thinking that somehow that was going to earn them positive press or some sort of political consensus in their favor. Such thinking clearly never worked. Democrats create hellscapes wherever they’re in charge, and then they seek to blame Republicans for their malign incompetence and outright malfeasance. They’re owed nothing but contempt in return.

Trump's surprise breakthrough with Hispanic voters could spell doom for Democrats
W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner
“The shift among Hispanic men was clear, and it seems they were attracted to the strong leadership that President Trump offered." There is no guarantee that these trends will continue, of course. In 2020, gains with Hispanics were more than offset by Republican losses with suburban college educated voters. But instead of building a wall between the GOP and Hispanic voters, the Trump era left Republicans with an opportunity to grow.

The 82 Democrats Who Called GOP Election Wins Questionable, Illegitimate or Stolen
Just the News (Natalia Mittelstadt), The Star News Network
Dems and their media allies have sought to stigmatize Republicans concerned about 2020 voting irregularities as “election deniers,” yet scores of leading Democrats have themselves raised concerns about elections won by Republicans since 2000, including claiming elections were stolen and attempting to change the outcome of presidential elections by objecting to the certification of state electoral college votes. 10 Examples of denials.

The Villain of the Compelling ‘My Son Hunter’ Isn’t Hunter
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
You must see this movie. All praise to the people who made “My Son Hunter” for bravely stepping into the fictional film arena on the smallest of budgets. And they are to be further praised for being professionally skilled enough not to make it look that way. It’s a genuinely well-made movie, shot, of all places, largely in Serbia, which you will notice from the credits. The Serbian crew did an excellent job. The camera work is good.

Putin's Narrowing Options
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
The present prospect for Putin is thus no victory, no end to the war, no end to the weekly casualty lists of dead, wounded and missing, a continued stalemate now, and the prospect of eventual defeat ahead. Could Putin survive perceived defeat in a war he launched, and the personal, political and national humiliation he and Russia would sustain from such a defeat? Would Putin be able to survive that and remain president of Russia?

 

Democrats vs. Democracy
DeRoy Murdock, The American Spectator
In his rants against "MAGA Republicans", Biden ignores a key fact: The United States is not a democracy. Americans do not vote universally on every public issue. Joe Biden’s rancid speech was one for the ages — in the worst way. It combined psychological projection with an almost touching lack of self-awareness. Who knows? Rather than an address to the nation, this might have been history’s most elaborately staged cry for help.

Pelosi: Some Republicans ‘Think Life Begins at the Candlelight Dinner the Night Before’
Craig Bannister, CNS News
Asked why some Republicans have been lukewarm towards Sen. Lindsey Graham’s “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” Pelosi replied that they’re rebelling against those Republicans who think life begins the night before conception. Pelosi proposed that the Republicans who support the bill are being pressured to do so “at the insistence of the MAGA grassroots ... saying there should be a federal ban.”

Pro-lifers Should Emphasize Assistance for Pregnant Women
Marjorie Dannenfelser & Andy Puzder, Real Clear Politics
Roe did 50 years of damage to comity in American politics. Both parties should employ empathy rather than the anger and animosity that has come to typify this debate. Republicans particularly should confirm their pro-life convictions while calling on Democrat opponents to work with them to serve women, support real choices, and find solutions that ease suffering while saving lives. This is both morally right and politically smart.

Rebels Without a Rebellion
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Everyone knows it, but the truth is immaterial. The elites' narrative is that they are the rebels, and they are sticking to it. Mere facts are not going to change their minds – or at least make them admit it out loud. The smarter among them hate themselves inside for their cowardice, and they should. They suck. Let’s keep reminding them of that by mocking them, just like Johnny Rotten did by paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth.

The Ivy League Is Dying—and That’s a Good Thing
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Encourage your children to get their educations locally. Don’t dream of Harvard or Yale, go to the University of Florida or Tennessee. It’s a lot cheaper and you will see them more often. Your college-age children can be engaged in this process of this reformation, through Turning Point USA and similar organizations, and, in so doing, learn the history of our country and its ideals that the schools are so reluctant to teach.

Ukraine With a Whimper or a Bang?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Consequently, the question remains: How exactly does the United States all at once avoid the resumption of a Verdun-like, endless bloodbath on the Ukrainian-Russian border, reject any negotiated settlement until Ukraine unambiguously wins the war and expels every Russian from all its territory, prevent a wounded Putin from using a tactical nuclear weapon — and circumvent a head-to-head showdown with Russia and its 7,000 nukes?

 

The Regime’s ‘Operation MAGA Fascist’ Gains Ground
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
The goal is to stoke a political uprising in the same way these interests accomplished what they wanted on January 6, 2021. It follows a familiar pattern of name-calling, false accusations, and blatant cover-ups in the reckless pursuit of power. One upside is that Joe Biden and the ruling class have a lousy track record in winning wars. This may end the same but there’s little doubt these bloodthirsty war-mongers are gaining ground.

The COVID Reckoning Is Overdue
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
There sure is an awful lot of discrediting news for the Branch Covidian crowd lately, isn’t there? Sure seems like they put us through two years of hell for — if not nothing, then certainly not much.We’re far, far overdue for a reckoning on COVID. Across the globe, the ruling class has been exposed as a cabal of idiots, charlatans and despots of various stripes. The reckoning will come, though. When it does it will be unpleasant.

Exposing the Woke School Counselor Cabal
Michelle Malkin, CNS News
Mark Ousley, an Oklahoma education activist, told me Courage Is a Habit offers "tangible and accessible tools to help parents and advocates like me push back against what is a massive and complicated bureaucratic monster." That includes the conniving school counselors indoctrinating students in the transgender cult, birth control worship and white guilt. Even more than a habit, courage is a muscle. Flex it or surrender your children.

Joe Biden Parties While America’s Retirement Accounts Burn
Tristan Justice, The Federalist
According to data from the Federal Reserve, American households lost $6 trillion over the prior three months as inflation fueled by government spending wreaks havoc on home finances. But the crumbling state of the U.S. economy, which has now seen two consecutive quarters of negative growth, didn’t stop President Biden from holding a White House party complete with attendance from Democratic leadership and thousands of supporters.

Why Is the Left Always So Deathly Afraid?
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
Why the reign of fear? One obvious explanation is that when planetary crises arrive, as with a pandemic, it is said to require more centralized government and more control over people’s lives. So, if you believe in the virtues of big government, you need supersized problems to justify its vast expansion. Crisis really is the rallying cry of the tyrant. The answer to planetary problems is not more government, but human ingenuity.

Crist Calls Florida GOP Gubernatorial Opponent ‘DeSatan’ in Surfaced Video
The Center Square (Bethany Blankley), The Star News Network
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist appears to have compared himself to Jesus Christ and Gov. Ron DeSantis to Satan at a campaign event in which he spoke about “decency.” A video of the comments that was published on several social media channels surfaced from a volunteer kick-off event hosted by Pinellas County Democrats in March. In his remarks, Crist said he’s fighting for freedom like Ukraine Pres. Vlodymyr Zelensky.

 

Love, Demographics, and Modern Culture
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
A replacement-level birth rate of 2.1 kids per adult female is hard enough to achieve when the majority of healthy women are participating. Take a higher-than-ever percentage out of the active pool thanks to the cultural prominence of the queer agenda, then let Corporate America steal away even more, and that 2.1 will turn into 1.6 pretty rapidly. If you’re 40 before you contemplate having kids, 1.0 might be the best you can do.

Sen. Durbin Blames Trump Immigration Policies for U.S. Labor Shortage
Susan Jones, CNS News
In a senate speech, Sen. Dick Durbin said the U.S. immigration system is "broken" and needs to be fixed, for the sake of the immigrants themselves as well as for the U.S. economy. "We have seen over the past four years, under the previous president, a complete downturn in the immigrants coming into this country to work, and that's why there are so many shortages in our current workforce. We can do better, and we should do better."

Joe Biden's secret voter plan
Byron York, Washington Examiner
"Why are they ignoring public record requests for strategic plans on federal voter registration efforts? Why are they treating these documents like they are classified information dealing with nuclear weapons? Midterms are approaching, and the DOJ's failure to disclose information raises troubling issues. They need to reveal these public documents to keep our elections fair." Tarren Bragdon, head of the foundation, said in a statement.

Why Are the ‘Liberal’ Rich Destroying America’s Greatest Cities?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
We live in a world of people who proclaim to be good while doing bad, inadvertently or not. The extreme version of this is people like Fidel Castro, but the local versions may ultimately be more insidious because less obviously recognized. Until we see our greatest cities in this extraordinary state of decline. And if you’re not living in one of those cities, don’t be smug. This decline, like moral narcissism, is communicable.

Inflation rises in August, rate remains near historic high ahead of key Fed meeting
Dave Boyer, The Washington Times
Consumer prices rose slightly in August, the Labor Department reported Tuesday, showing that inflation remains stubbornly high as the Federal Reserve prepares to announce another big interest rate hike next week. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in August over July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annual inflation rate of 8.3% was down slightly from 8.5% in July and 9.1% in June, when it reached a 41-year high.

Report: Record 63 Percent of Small Businesses Freeze Hiring
The Center Square (Casey Harper), The Star News Network
The small business network company Alignable released the survey Wednesday. It found 63% report putting hiring on hold “because they can’t afford to add staff, and 10% of that group is laying off workers.” “This decline is quite significant, as it’s 18 percentage points higher than it was in July (at just 45%),” the report adds. “Beyond that, the percentage reducing their staff jumped 6% to 10% this month from just 4% in July.”

 

America Delira
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Destroy the bounty that produced and empowered the woke decadence, and we won’t have anything—the woke included. Wokeism is, for now, an affordable irrelevancy that rests on the wealth and lessons produced by those long dead and now much rebuked. But it won’t remain affordable. Instead, we will learn what woke itself produces—barbarism, chaos, poverty, and civilization in reverse. That is what we are now witnessing in America.

Maybe We Want Things to Get Even Worse
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Do Republicans bail Grandpa Badfinger and his party of perverts and deadbeats out? As tempting as it would be to just stand by and let the Dems ruin everything in the hopes that will help us save it, you don’t win by losing. We need to stop them where we can – California, you idiots, you made your waterbed and now you gotta lie in it – even though doing that is doing them a favor by saving them – and America – from themselves.

Why Stacey Abrams Can’t Make the Sale in GA
Stacey Abrams, The American Spectator
Most Georgia voters know more about Abrams than they did in 2018 and that has made fewer of them willing to trust her. Moreover, her celebrity status also made her so complacent she hasn’t attended to the political basics. She gets a lot of money from out of town, but has neglected local constituencies without which she can’t get elected. Finally, it’s clear that she has no real plan to fix any of the myriad problems facing Georgians

VP Harris: 'The Border Is Secure'; Immigration System Is 'Broken'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Kamala Harris: "I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship. The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed." The Biden administration has rescinded Trump-era policies, including "remain in Mexico."

Dr. Oz Rushes Into Crowd, Stays With Woman Who Collapsed at His Rally: Campaign
Jack Phillips, The Epoch Times
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the GOP nominee for PA Senate, jumped over a rail and rushed into a crowd to help a woman who appeared to have collapsed in Bucks County, according to his campaign and reporters on the scene. Later, Oz told the crowd, “Rita, God bless her, is doing okay,” referring to the woman, according to reporters. Photos published online appeared to show Oz with the woman. The woman was conscious and was taken from the event.

Half of Americans ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Poll Finds
Star News Staff (Laurel Duggan), The Star News Network
At least half the U.S. workforce is psychologically detached from work and putting in the bare minimum at their jobs, a recent poll found. Employee engagement has dropped steeply since 2020 and is the lowest it’s been in nearly a decade, with only 32% of employees reporting being engaged at their jobs and 18% actively disengaged, the Gallup poll found. The findings align with the online trend of “quiet quitting,” or the bare minimum.

 

The 1776 Project PAC Triumphs Yet Again
DeRoy Murdock, The American Spectator
The 1776 Project PAC and its founder, Ryan Girdusky, already have shifted key governmental chambers from left to right, like the Club for Growth, but for school boards. Like the Club, most conservatives focus mainly on winning seats on Capitol Hill — a vital concern. Girdusky, however, labors tirelessly to elect school board members who will help educate students in the basics. “Promoting Patriotism and Pride in American History.”

The Midterm Power of Parents
Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal
The past year has featured a stream of elections in which parents marched to the polls to flip school-board control, recall members and demand a voice in their kids’ education. Any Republican who isn’t making criticism of failed Covid education decisions—and promises of school choice and parental involvement—a lead message is committing an election foul. American parents remain primed for a sea change; the GOP dare not miss its moment.

William Barr: The New Alyssa Farah
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Barr may now attempt to portray himself as the expert in all things classified and pre-judge Trump’s guilt accordingly. But when Barr had the chance to send a message that keeping, sharing, and leaking classified government material is a serious crime, he punted. Perhaps his Alyssa Farah routine is convincing some viewers that his tough-on-crime stance is legitimate. But only those who don’t know Barr’s recent and failed history.

Republicans push to restrict mail-in voting ahead of November
Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner
Republicans have been working since the 2020 presidential election to restrict access to mail-in voting ahead of the midterms. At least 18 states, most of which are run by GOP-controlled legislatures, have placed new limits on mail-in voting in an attempt to fight voter fraud. The new restrictions include requiring extra voter ID and shortening the time frame for voters to request their mail-in ballot and send it in, according to Reuters.

After Memphis, Time to Put ‘Soros District Attorneys’ Under Legal Restraints
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
With all its recent crimes, murders, and abductions, Memphis should be a wake-up call for the entire country. It should certainly be a wake-up call for the Republican Party that has been handed the issue of issues—basic public safety in what is supposed to be, or once thought of to be, the most powerful and advanced nation on Earth—for the November election. Can the GOP do it? Their messaging, to be kind, leaves something to be desired.

 

Pentagon Funded Former Chinese Government Employee, CCP Member’s Nuclear Warfare Research
Star News Staff, The Star News Network
Li Bin and Zhao Tong — two nuclear policy experts who previously served as Chinese government employees — were both fellows at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace when conducting DOD-funded research, according to the think tank’s records. Li is also among at least 20 Carnegie staffers previously identified as CCP members. These CCP members worked at the think tank while CIA Director William Burns served as Carnegie’s president.

 

The Great Upheaval Is Coming. It’s Almost Here.
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
You’re going to have massive food shortages. The Karine Jean-Pierres aren’t telling the truth. But when America’s poor are no longer fat but skinny, the time for lies will be over. Particularly when we now know the Biden regime admitted more than a million illegal immigrants since January of 2021 — which doesn’t count those never been apprehended. Now those are mouths to feed; but what to feed them? The upheaval will be unmistakable.

The World Wants No Part of Woke, But It's Glad We Do
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Woke means that Americans have less money, labor, and time to hone their military readiness. They will produce less competitive energy, but more pseudo-science, non-meritocratic advancement, and unsound investment — all reasons why America will no longer dominate the world. While we war on our past, our competitors abroad prep for the future. How odd that America once taught the world what works — only now to mock its own lessons.

Labels Like 'Conservative' Are Just A Means To Control You
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
After enduring the Bushes and McCains and Mitts, we now know what time it is. We refuse to play our assigned role as the guy who gets the pie in the face. That daughter-showering pervert pretending to be our president expressed the establishment’s frustration with the fact we no longer play nice during his Reichstag speech. We aren’t your father's GOP. Modern conservatives are different – we’re no longer supine sisses, for one thing.

Project Veritas Exposes New York City K-4 Assistant Principal: Candidates Who Don’t Answer ‘Diversity’ Question Right ‘Automatic Not Hire’
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
An assistant principal of Neighborhood Charter Schools in Harlem with the NY City DOE revealed in a Project Veritas undercover video that he asks a “very specific” question of prospective hires in the area of “Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI),” and “if people don’t answer that question right, they are an automatic Not Hire.” Todd Soper tells the undercover journalist his teachers are expected to be fully indoctrinated in DEI concepts.

The realities of covering Pennsylvania's John Fetterman
Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
The few speeches Fetterman has given have been short — he visibly struggled in giving them — no direct questions from the press have been taken outside of two closed-captioned interviews, and he is surrounded by staff who do not allow people or the press to interact with him, including during the Labor Day parade where he marched encircled by dozens of staff and volunteers. “Fetterman and his team have an obligation to be transparent."

Now, They Are Coming for Your Car
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
The mandate to buy EVs is going to cause a revolt by the common man. They don’t want the government taking their T-Bird away. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now boasting that he has “no peers” when it comes to combating climate change. But he also has no peers when it comes to devising cockeyed policies that are out of touch with voters. This is the dumbest transportation idea I’ve heard of since the Edsel. It will end just as badly.

 

Former Feds Give Justice Department a Bad Name
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
At a time when Americans are rapidly losing faith in the nation’s most powerful law enforcement agency, this sort of unhinged spin from former Justice Department employees does nothing to restore the public’s confidence. To the contrary, the nonstop partisan gaslighting justifies accusations by Trump and his supporters that the Justice Department largely exists to criminalize political dissent in America. They're the real threat.

How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
President Joe Biden should be asked what differentiates MAGA Republicans who back Donald Trump, given the crimes Biden listed, from the Black Shirts who accompanied Benito Mussolini on the March on Rome? Does Biden believe MAGA Republicans are as sincere in their beliefs and the methods they espouse to advance those beliefs, as Biden himself, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris are in theirs? And if so, what do we have left in common?

Red State Legislatures Should Pass Laws Protecting the Internal Combustion Engine
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
What if a piece of model legislation were passed in red states limiting electric vehicles either to a small percentage of the market — say, for example, 12 percent, which still allows for a tripling of the EV share of the market — or to a function of the state’s electric-generation capacity? In other words, if state legislatures in red states were to demand that there be enough juice in the power grid before allowing EVs to tax it.

Judge orders Biden admin to hand over any censorship records, rejects executive privilege claim
Ryan Lovelace, The Washington Times
“This court believes plaintiffs are entitled to external communications by Jean-Pierre and Dr. Fauci in their capacities as White House Press Secretary and Chief Medical Advisor to the President to third-party social media platforms,” Judge Terry Doughty wrote. The top officials have 21 days to answer questions from Missouri and Louisiana’s attorneys general, who took the federal government to court and sought to obtain the records.

Anti-Science Biden Administration to End Protections for Girls Title IX Ensured in 1972
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
The Biden administration is determined to undermine the science of biology in order to bolster an activist political agenda that will serve up limitless “genders” with a side order of government-approved child-grooming opportunities. The proposed Title IX rule, announced by Education Sec. Miguel Cardona, is designed to overturn the Trump admin’s desire to continue enforcement of Title IX’s protections for girls and women in education.

What’s the Ultimate Goal of ‘Climate Change’ and COVID Lies?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Climate change, COVID … where is this all headed, this seemingly deliberate dumbing down of science and therefore the public, rendering us devoid of personal agency? Is depopulation the ultimate goal? What could be more cynical? Only Ian Fleming could have dreamed this up because only Bond villains are so monstrous and yet, what other conclusion can we come to? The world of Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab and others must be stopped.

 

Could Biden’s Divisive Rhetoric Cost Democrats Congress?
David Catron, The American Spectator
There is only one way for voters to mitigate the damage: deprive Biden's Democratic enablers of their congressional majorities. Countless polls indicate Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and Biden’s low job-approval numbers on specific issues suggest they blame him. His decision to ignore real issues in a prime-time address while stigmatizing a large swath of the electorate is likely to backfire on him.

How Old Bad Ideas Become Wonderful
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
There is no end of history. Instead, civilization is a constant fight to embrace what has worked for the common good through the ages—and to reject what in the past has failed abysmally. What about Biden's speech? We in America are regressing—now returning to the distant neanderthal past, now embracing the worst of what the 19th and 20th century had to offer. Worst of all, we create such cultural destruction and then call it progress.

F-15 vs. AR-15? Bet on the Guys With the Guns
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
The enemy always gets a vote – and Biden just announced that his enemy is tens of millions of us patriotic citizens. The truly smart course of action is to not to even go down this road, to re-embrace our Constitution and to stop trying to be butch in order to get some Twitter love from the pinkos. Maybe this ridiculous stooge masquerading as our president should stop running his fool mouth threatening to slaughter other Americans.

Presidential Hocus-Pocus Saves Planet. Reality Check Begs to Differ.
Deroy Murdock, The Epoch Times
Mark P. Mills told POTUS Biden that the solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles that he and congressional Democrats crave would mean mining, refining, shipping, and dumping that would scar the planet but barely nick expected global warming. “Compared with hydrocarbons, green machines entail, on average, a tenfold increase in the quantities of materials extracted and processed to produce the same amount of energy,” Mills said.

If ‘Election Deniers’ Are Such a Threat, Why Are Dems Supporting GOP Election Deniers?
Susan Jones, CNS News
As President Joe Biden slams "MAGA Republicans" and Trump as "election deniers" who threaten democracy, the Democrat Party is spending millions of dollars to boost the campaigns of so-called Republican election-deniers ahead of the midterm election. Their goal is to have Democrats in New Hampshire and other states run against Republican candidates viewed as weak. As CNSNews.com has reported, not all Democrats approve of the strategy.

Don’t believe the lying media: Republicans in strong position to take House, even Senate
Charles Hurt, The Washington Times
At this point, we do not know how abortion plays in a general election. But this idea that voters are outraged that they themselves — instead of an unelected Supreme Court — now control the issue of abortion is pure fantasy. The only thing politically dumber is the notion that normal voters actually care about documents raided from Mr. Trump’s private home in Florida. These are nothing more than lame distractions from the real issues.

 

Scattered Pictures of the Files He Left Behind
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Are Americans supposed to believe Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama don’t have one single memento from their years? Or did the DOJ just admit this has nothing to do with the possession of unlawful super secret records and prosecutors are instead relying on a vague civil statute—a ridiculous technicality that will be almost impossible to prove in any courtroom outside of Washington—to finally take down Trump?

The GOP’s Cruel Summer
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
The good news for Republicans? They do not go before voters for another two months. They possess enough time to discipline their messaging and make this election a referendum on the current president rather than the last one. They can refuse to contribute to this distraction from the failures of the party in power. This strategy wins the House and senate for the GOP. The alternative wins Biden two more years with a compliant Congress.

Washington versus Republican voters
Sen. Rick Scott, Washington Examiner
Let me be clear, Republicans will beat the Democrats, and we will take control of the Senate this fall. Write it down. And when we do, we will be in a position to stop this confused and ridiculous president from further damaging our great country and present a positive agenda that will be good for all of America. As a side benefit, we will be able to ignore the fools who have been trash-talking Republican candidates and our voters.

Modern Mystery: Who Wrote Biden’s Brezhnev Era Speech?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
So who dun it? And while we’re at it, who designed the weird, darkly-lit set behind him out of some sixties B-Roger Corman horror movie with two Marines standing ominously on either side? The aim of both speech and set was clearly to incite, to drive his opponents into the streets and foment trouble, thereby gaining traction for his “more noble” side and leading to the extinction of the “deplorables,” all tens of millions of them.

True the Vote Calls Out Arizona AG Criminal Division Over ‘Mishandling’ Its ‘2000 Mules’ Complaint, Unmasking Informants
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
After over a year of “good faith attempts to work together,” Texas-based election integrity nonprofit True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and lead investigator Gregg Phillips of the OPSEC Group, an election intelligence company, say they no longer trust the intentions of the Arizona Attorney General Office’s Criminal Division. They have met with AGO criminal investigators numerous times since first contacting them – all to no effect.

Joe Biden’s divide & clunker approach
Michael Goodwin, New York Post
The fact is, Biden is facing a heap of trouble in the midterms and the speech reflects both his panic and his strategy. The panic is based on the likelihood that, because of the president’s radical policy failures, Republicans will take control of one and perhaps both chambers of Congress in the midterms. Any president would have his agenda stymied at that point, but Biden also has another reason to fear such an outcome -- son Hunter.

 

Conservatives Must Recognize Our True Enemies
David Catron, The American Spectator
Conservatives should be going after the real enemy. That would be an utterly corrupt Democratic Party led by Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer, the people who are destroying the country while characterizing Republicans as “violent extremists” and branding us as “semi-fascists.” Mitch McConnell can indeed be frustrating; these people are dangerous. Despite their Orwellian rhetoric, it is the Democrats who constitute the threat to democracy.

Ignore the trash talk: Republicans can and will win this November
Herschel Walker, Washington Examiner (Restoring America)
Ignore the talking-head trash talk. It’s not based in reality. Listen to the voters. Keep pulling. Keep plugging. Together we can do this. We have to. Many of us are giving up comfortable lives because we want to give back to the country and communities that gave us so much. We don’t need or want power. The power belongs to the people, just like our Founding Fathers intended. It’s up to us to reclaim it for them. Help is on the way.

The Mysteries of Long COVID
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Long COVID may be one of many reasons why in a recession, labor paradoxically still remains scarce. Millions of Americans likely stay home in disbelief that they are still battling long COVID. Others isolate in deadly fear of getting either the acute or chronic form of the illness. The social costs to America of this hidden pandemic in lost wages and productivity, family and work disruption, and expensive medical care are unknown.

Leftists Want You to Shut Up About the Disaster They Are Provoking
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
We real Americans won’t shut up. We can’t. Because these Biden idiots, these corrupt morons, are the wrecking country they inherited. Remember, they did not build this country into the greatest nation in human history – they were handed it. And like most trust fund babies, they are unworthy of their inheritance. They are bunch of marginally cleaner-shaven Hunter Bidens squandering their legacy as they huff hits of ideological meth.

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City of Tucson over Vaccine Mandate
Neil Jones, The Star News Network
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Tucson. “Tucson dictated a widespread vaccine mandate without regard to its impact on the liberties and civil rights of its employees,” Brnovich said. “Many of those affected are first responders, and it’s our turn to be there for them. The city’s misguided vaccine mandate is an ugly example of government overreach that we must vigorously oppose.”

California Reverses Field—Threatens to Arrest Dr. Fauci
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Has there ever been such scientifically lame-brained legislation enacted?  California has now placed itself in direct competition with communist China for the world leader in state control. The car you drive must be electric. You can only consume certain medical information. You go to school in a certain manner. You learn certain things. No wonder Brian Wilson—who literally invented California for the world back in the day—went crazy.

 

Obama-Era ‘Sisters’ Circle Trump
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Susan Rice, Avril Haines, and Lisa Monaco are out for revenge on conservatives. Just like the Russiagate scandal, the entire exercise is in service of destroying Donald Trump personally and politically. This time, the stakes are higher and the “sisters” control every lever of power inside the regime. Will this sisterhood succeed or will their exaggerated sense of self finally catch up with them? Who, this time around, gets played?

Rick Scott's feud with McConnell resurfaces following 'candidate quality' remark
Virginia Aabram, Washington Examiner
Senator Rick Scott (FL) rejected Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (KY) assessment that Republicans will have a tough time winning control of the Senate in November, bringing a feud between the two Republicans back to the surface. McConnell recently drew the ire of conservatives for a gloomy take on the GOP's midterm prospects in the Senate, blaming "candidate quality" for the "greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate."

Politicians Who Caused Recession Predictably Pretend It Away
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that she's “very worried” the economy may fall into “recession.” In her two-birds-one-stone sentence, Elizabeth Warren denies the 2022 recession and gives a free pass to President Biden and a Democrat Congress for helping to cause a downturn should the recession that has already arrived someday find NBER recognition. She maintains, “I’m very worried that the Fed is going to tip this economy into recession.”

FBI Raid, Probes Unlikely to Hurt Trump’s Popularity: GOP Strategists
Eva Fu, The Epoch Times
The ongoing probes targeting former President Donald Trump have done little to dampen his prospects for a presidential run in 2024, according to political analysts. Despite a series of investigations, including a DOJ probe into whether Trump had mishandled classified documents after leaving office, GOP voters have made up their minds about Trump—which is unlikely to change unless something significant happens, the analysts said.