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Republicans Plan To Win Back The Senate, Then Do Nothing, Per Usual
Rachel Bovard, The Federalist
Today's Democrats have so aggressively overstepped, which may send their congressional majorities over a cliff, but it won’t stop their allies. The left’s institutions and public health bureaucrats aren’t going to simply stop torturing us because they feel like it. If Senate Republicans cannot find it in them to stand up for their voters now, when the stakes are so perilous and the moment so fraught, then what are they good for?

Ashli Babbitt Punched Rioter Seconds Before She Was Shot, New Video Shows
Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch Times
Ashli Babbitt was so upset about the escalating attack on the Speaker’s Lobby at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, she grabbed one of the primary rioters and punched him in the face seconds before she climbed through a broken window and was fatally shot by police, a new video reveals. The video is yet another blow to the media narrative Babbitt was an angry insurrectionist determined to prevent the certification of Electoral College.

Biden drags Democrats down
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Most of us see President Biden's falling job approval rating as a measure of his declining popularity. But for every candidate, Democrat or Republican, running for the House or Senate this year, Biden's numbers mean political life or death. That is because the president's job approval rating is an extraordinarily important factor in the midterm elections. Nothing is set in stone. But things are looking bad for Biden and his party.

The COVID 180 to Come?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Democrats love to use the word “sustainability,” mostly when they flog climate change mumbo-jumbo. But what truly isn’t sustainable is the current direction Biden is pursuing on COVID. It’s going to crush his party if all of this continues into the fall, and everybody over there knows it. The only real question remaining for Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress is how to execute this U-turn to come. We can't help answer it.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Calls on Biden to Reverse Monoclonal EUA Revocation
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
“Without a shred of clinical data to support this action, Biden has forced trained medical professionals to choose between treating their patients or breaking the law,” said DeSantis. “This indefensible edict takes treatment out of the hands of medical professionals and will cost some Americans their lives. There are real-world implications to Biden’s medical authoritarianism – Americans’ access to treatments is now subject to the whims of a failing president.”

Is Govzilla Here to Stay?
Stephen Moore, CNS News
The $6.8 trillion the government spent in 2021 was $2.4 trillion more than it spent in 2019 before the pandemic. The feds have spent close to $4 trillion in two years to contain COVID, which hasn’t been contained. Gee, that’s been money well-spent! Could things with the virus be any worse if the government had spent nothing and there had been no shutdowns? This might be the most epic failure of big government in world history.

 

Is Biden Right? Does the Left Own the Future?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Historically, Democrats led the fight for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, civil rights, voting rights, welfare and most of the rest of the federal monolith. Biden appears to be a failing president who believes in the inevitable victory of the ideology toward which he himself has been moving over his half-century career since arriving in Washington as a 30-year-old centrist. Unfortunately, he may not be wrong.

Our Own Scottish Tragedy?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
The Scottish tragedy is all about a guy who did what it took to grab political power he shouldn’t have rightly had, and unsurprisingly it all went exceptionally wrong. Familiar? In the context of our burgeoning, if unwise, military conflict with Russia over Ukraine, we’re barely into the third act of this disaster. With three more years to go. The fourth and fifth acts get bloody. Let’s pray we don’t have to pay so great a price.

Did the Justice Department Lie About Pence and Harris’ Location on January 6?
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Where were Harris and Pence? January 6 is a tissue of myths, cover-ups, manufactured hysteria, and outright lies. As I predicted in my book, January 6: How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right, the truth gradually will be revealed as trials get underway this year. Exposing the Justice Department’s intentional falsehoods about Kamala Harris and Mike Pence is just the start.

Great Reset? Microsoft’s ‘Woke’ Language Editor Included in Software
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Microsoft has introduced a (voluntary, for now) on-screen editor in their Office software to guide us away from what they deem “non-inclusive” language to proper “wokespeak.” Imagine, Microsoft, the company founded by Jeffrey Epstein’s great friend Bill Gates, is telling us how to behave through language alteration. (Anyone have a synonym for hypocrisy meaning “so hypocritical it’s actually nauseating”? We need a new word here.)

Liberal Media Scream: Clarence Thomas’s wife, Ginni, targeted
Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
This week’s Liberal Media Scream features an effort to smear Ginni Thomas, the activist wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Leading the charge was MSNBC and The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, who wrote a story headlined “Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?” Several MSNBC shows appeared to think "yes." Mayer called Thomas’s political activities “astonishing and worrisome” and cited a liberal judicial ethics expert.

Seven School Boards Sue Over Youngkin Mask-Optional Order; Sen. Petersen Threatens Legislative Action if Schools Don’t Find Mandate Off-Ramp
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
Seven school districts are suing Governor Glenn Youngkin over Executive Order Two, which requires schools to allow parents to opt children out of mask mandates. The lawsuit challenges Youngkin’s authority over school boards and his ability to override Senate Bill 1303, which requires schools to follow CDC guidelines. Senator Chap Petersen warned that schools need to end mask mandates soon — or he’ll work to change Virginia law.

 

The Voters Don’t Care About ‘Biden’s Agenda’
David Catron, The American Spectator
For the electorate, this is not an abstract ideological exercise. The voters are not interested in grandiose promises to transform America. They want normal, and they know what normal looks like. It’s a place where they don’t have to wear a mask to go out in public, or worry about losing their jobs if they refuse a medical treatment. It’s a place where criminals are in jail, and the President has a clue rather than an agenda.

Wokeism Is a Cruel and Dangerous Cult
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Few have described wokeism as the cruel creed that it is. Wokeism’s natural logic is to destroy the lives of people of both genders, of all races, and—if need be—those of every age, all to leverage an otherwise unworkable ideological agenda. It destroys everything it touches. It tears apart foes and friends alike, whether by fueling media-driven hatred of Donald Trump or faux-deification of the disaster that is now Joe Biden.

Virginia Lawmaker Introduces ‘Pain-Capable’ Abortion Ban
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) has introduced a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in most circumstances, a threshold based on when the unborn are believed to feel pain. “We’re actually making sure that it’s understood that this is about the capability to feel pain, it’s not about an arbitrary 20-week schedule,” Freitas said. Freitas’ HB 1274, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, is similar to laws in other states.

Adam Laxalt runs as '51st Senate seat' to block Biden
David M. Drucker, Restoring America (Washington Examiner)
Adam Laxalt wants oversight of Joe Biden. “Every single day, I hear how concerned people are about the direction of our country. For people in D.C., that might sound overblown,” Laxalt said. “But the average person I run into on ground is deeply concerned about the direction of the country. I’m 43 and have the opportunity to serve my state, serve our voters, and it’s important for me to try to step and be part of that project.”

Savor the Democrats’ Humiliation
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
When we are done, we want the Democrat Party terrified of even hinting at support for anything remotely like the socialism they are currently swapping spit with. This is a bloodsport, a matter of either us and freedom winning, or us acquiescing to a jack-booted, lib-fascist future forever. We choose freedom. And that’s why we celebrate and savor the total humiliation of president Joe Biden and the Democrats. Keep it up, losers!

NPR's Super Embarrassing SCOTUS Fake News
Tim Graham, CNS News
After her story crashed and burned, Totenberg came back to NPR and noted, "Sotomayor and Gorsuch issued a statement saying that she did not ask him to wear a mask. NPR's report did not say that she did. And the chief justice issued a statement saying that he, quote, 'did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other justice to wear a mask on the bench.'" She didn't note to NPR listeners that Roberts directly denied what NPR claimed.

 

School Kids With Grades Like Biden's Would Risk Being Expelled
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Democrat and media obsession with Jan. 6 and the campaign to indict the GOP as a mortal threat to "American democracy" has failed as a strategy. And Biden's presidency is seen by the people he leads as a failing presidency. If the election of 2022 were held next Tuesday, Democrats would be swept from power in both houses of Congress, and a Republican Congress would face a lame-duck President Joe Biden for the next two years.

The Pathetic and Political Sedition Case Against the Oath Keepers
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Is it still likely Rhodes worked in some capacity as an informant? Yes. Is the government announcing these bombshell charges now to deflect mounting suspicions that the FBI and other agencies used numerous informants and agents to instigate violence on 1/6? Yes. Will these new charges succeed in delaying the first trial in the Oath Keepers case, set for April? Yes. Step by step, this carefully crafted narrative will crumble.

Conservatism, Without the Modifiers, Now More Than Ever
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
On the right, strains emerge: libertarians, paleoconservatives, neoconservatives, compassionate conservatives, Crunchy Cons, NatCons, New Right, Old Right, Christian Right, etc. But the internecine tempest-in-a-teapot debates between the partisans of the various positions almost never penetrate popular parlance. Conservatism, the word and meaning, remains popular. It adapts to changing issues. Why change it or add a modifier?

Why The Media’s Attempt To Split DeSantis And Trump Isn’t Working
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Whether it comes from the media or establishment figures, a Trump-DeSantis fight at this juncture serves the political enemies of conservatives. They should heed DeSantis’s encouragement to focus on the work needed to secure not just electoral wins in November. If Republican voters want more politicians like Trump and DeSantis, and they clearly do, they should make sure to nominate them in key primaries before the 2022 election.

Donald Trump Calls Georgia Investigation Against Him ‘a Witch Hunt’ and ‘Not the American Way’
Chris Butler, The Star News Network
“Just last week, it was further determined that they are looking into ballot harvesting in Fulton County, after supposedly watching tapes of it actually taking place. This alone could be tens of thousands of votes. What this Civil Special Grand Jury should be looking into is not my perfect phone call, but the large-scale voter fraud that took place in Georgia. Then they would be doing a great job for the people. No more political witch hunts!”

James Rosen’s Question and Other Frightening Developments from Biden’s Presser
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
In Biden's presser, MIA was anything about the elephant—make that the herd of elephants—in the room, something about the horrific escalation of murder and violent crime, not to mention organized snatch-and-grab robbery gangs, in virtually all our major cities. Just the day before, a woman was pushed to her death off a subway platform in New York, another stabbed to death tending a store on a busy street in the heart of LA.

Biden’s Press Conference: A Profile in Complacency
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
Biden's only self-criticism appeared to be he feels he is too cooped up in the White House and he needs to make more speeches across the country while interacting with “academics” and “editorial writers,” whatever that means. He also promised to “campaign” vigorously in the upcoming elections. But many Democrats now fear that help more than welcome it — a fear Biden’s tone-deaf press conference could only have strengthened.

Is America Heading for a Systems Collapse?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
This governmental freefall is overseen by a tragically bewildered, petulant, and incompetent man in the White House. In his confusion, an increasingly unpopular President Joe Biden seems to believe his divisive chaos is working, belittling his political opponents as racist Confederate rebels. As we head into the 2022 midterm elections, who will stop our descent into collective poverty, division, and self-inflicted madness?

Youngkin Brings the Pain and Shows Republicans How to Win
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Let Gov. Noem’s failure be a warning to you, Gov. Youngkin. You get no second chances with the base. It’s harsh, but that’s how it is. Republicans, in the words of that other Rush, conform or be cast out. Listen to the people and act on their concerns, not the donors’ and not the elite’s. Keep your promises, even if you take heat from the ruling class. That’s the secret to future GOP success. That’s the lesson of Trump.

DeSantis Proposes His Own Congressional Redistricting Maps, Shocking Florida Lawmakers
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Sunday submitted his own proposals for Florida’s congressional redistricting maps to Florida lawmakers. The Florida legislature is tasked with approving the congressional maps before this legislative session ends in March. The proposed maps that DeSantis submitted includes 18 seats that Donald Trump would have won in 2020. The existing Florida Senate maps only have 16 Trump-leaning seats.

England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions
Lily Zhou, The Epoch Times
Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced during a speech on Wednesday. Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic becomes endemic. Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people to work from home.

How Can the GOP Look Good Despite the Media?
Tim Graham, CNS News
They're allergic to promoting Republicans, unless their messaging sounds exactly like liberal journalists (i.e., Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger). They are still betting the best strategy for a pro-Biden press is to beat the drum endlessly that Trump has an asphyxiating hold on the GOP — and imply Republicans are so "restrictive" on voting rights that regaining their majorities must be considered the antonym of democracy.

 

Nearly Half of Democrats Would Back Temporary Detention for Unvaccinated: Poll
Isabel van Brugen, The Epoch Times
Nearly half of Democrats would back measures requiring that the unvaccinated live temporarily in “designated facilities or locations” for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, a recent poll has found. A national telephone and online poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,016 likely U.S. voters, found 45 percent of likely Democratic voters would support such measures for unvaccinated Americans.

Biden’s rocky first year sapped support for Democratic Party, left voters worried about what’s next
Dave Boyer, Washington Times
The president’s liberal base is unhappy about multiple unfulfilled goals, from election laws to raising the minimum wage to canceling student debt. They’ve complained Mr. Biden hasn’t leaned hard enough on Dem Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona to abolish or radically change the Senate’s long-standing filibuster rule, which requires 60 votes to pass most legislation in the 100-seat body.

Remember US Energy Independence Day?
Stephen Moore, CNS News
The economic cost of moving away from energy independence is already about a $1 billion loss of economic output each week and about $50 billion a year. What is worst of all (and a pitiful and embarrassing turn of events), now that oil production has fallen due to Biden edicts, this president goes to the Saudis and the OPEC nations and begs them to increase their output. It is a black eye for America. It makes us look weak.

State Sen. Kelly Townsend Announces Congressional Run in Arizona’s Open New 6th District Seat
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
Kelly Townsend made the announcement on The Conservative Circus with James T. Harris. In a Twitter statement, Townsend said, “I am joining a field of good people in response to the hundreds of people who have reached out to me before and since the new maps were approved. While they had had various issues that were important to them, what they all had in common was a desire for a proven fighter who had a record of winning.”

Eric Swalwell warns Republicans will 'never peacefully concede power again'
Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner
Vocal Trump critic Rep. Eric Swalwell warned Republicans will "never peacefully concede power again" if they prevail in the 2022 elections. "We get one shot at this before the midterms, where they're trying to put every barrier in place to keep people from voting, and they will never, I promise you — if they win the midterms, they will never peacefully concede power again," Swalwell said, adding that "this is our only shot."

The Most Fun Senate Race of 2022
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Meet Gary Chambers, a Baton Rouge race-hustling “community activist” known locally as a burr in the saddle to the business community, law enforcement, and the political establishment. He’s been around for more than a decade ginning up street protests. If Chambers is able to best Mixon by a 3-1 or 4-1 number as Kennedy cabbage-patches his way to easy victory, the white Dem hierarchy will be forever ruined in Louisiana.

 

Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker’s Lobby, Video Shows
Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch Times
Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of military veteran Ashli Babbitt’s actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year since her death. News media regularly painted Babbitt as “violent,” a “rioter,” or an “insurrectionist” who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker’s Lobby. Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.

Biden Needs a War. Don’t Give Him One.
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
It’s time for Republicans to demand reform to the War Powers Act and to take the unilateral power to make war away from Joe Biden. He can’t be allowed to deploy troops without a congressional declaration of war. Not in his cognitive state, and not in the condition of his administration. And not given the sad history of fruitless, ill-advised wars for political purposes bad American leaders have become accustomed to launching.

More Trouble for the FBI in the Whitmer Kidnapping Case
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Unsurprisingly, government prosecutors have already told the defense that they have no intention of offering immunity to their now-tarnished star government witnesses. It’s unlikely a judge will avoid interfering in what is the sole purview of the Justice Department to offer immunity deals. But watching these FBI agents and informants repeatedly plead the Fifth on the stand may be as revealing as any protected testimony.

Biden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
To avert a war, Biden should declare what is the truth: "Ukraine is not a member of NATO, and neither we nor our allies have any intention or plans to bring Ukraine into NATO or to give Kyiv an Article 5 war guarantee." The same holds for Georgia in the Caucasus. We are not going to give Georgia a war guarantee. Frankly, the time has come to declare NATO will expand no further east and that NATO enlargement is at an end.

Dan Bongino takes 'victory lap' after YouTube suspension, says it proves double standards
Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner
Days after being suspended by the social media platform for violating its coronavirus misinformation policy, popular conservative commentator Dan Bongino said YouTube has double standards for conservatives when it comes to content moderation. “YouTube is making us billions of dollars in the parallel economy at Rumble. We want to celebrate YouTube. I'm really hoping they do more to censor my account,” he said about the one-week ban.

New Virginia Attorney General Fires Entire Civil Rights Branch of the AG’s Office
Star News Staff, The Star News Network
Virginia’s new Attorney General, Jason Miyares fired 30 employees in the Virginia Attorney General’s office, including the entirety of the Civil Rights Division. Spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita said the new AG was “restructuring the office, as every incoming AG has done in the past.” She noted that Miyares and former AG Mark Herring, whom Miyares narrowly defeated in November, “have very different visions for the office.”

 

Democrats Bemoan Biden Failures
David Catron, The American Spectator
Even the most incompetent president wields enormous power and is protected by a circle of loyal underlings. As one prominent Democrat recently put it, “People are feeling like they’re getting less than they bargained for when they put Biden in office.” They’re right, but he will wreck their party before they get rid of him. The country will also sustain damage, but it will recover faster than Joe Biden and the Democrats.

Conspiracies as Realities, Realities as Conspiracies
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The collusion, COVID-19, and January 6 narratives have been terribly costly to the nation. We are lectured that “democracy dies” if the Democrats lose elections and “voter suppression” requires drastic counteraction—even as the Left goes after the Electoral College, the nine-justice Supreme Court, the filibuster, the 50-state union, and the constitutional primacy of states to set voting laws. It is pathetic and destructive.

Democrats Are Priming Themselves To Refuse To Accept Any Election Defeats
Jonathan S. Tobin, The Federalist
Once you discard the idea that Republicans are relatives, friends, or neighbors who may disagree with you about politics but who also mean well and instead view them as the moral equivalent of Germans who voted Adolf Hitler into power, talk about defending democracy becomes a life and death struggle. That means defeat can never be accepted and must be averted at all costs, no matter what it takes. Prepare for the 2022 riots.

Everything Is Worse Under Biden
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Understand that even when we Republicans retake the Congress, things will still be awful for a couple of years. Biden’s puppet masters will still control the executive branch until we toss them out. We cannot rule by decree via the Congress – yet. Some Democrats are warning that in 2025, the new GOP president may take office with 60 Republicans in the Senate. Now, that will be fun. And then the good times will roll once again.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin says children won’t be taught racial politics
Tom Howell Jr. and Joseph Clark, Washington Times
Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Virginians are ready for a new direction and he will get the “politics out” of schools while pushing for lower taxes and investments in law enforcement to reduce crime. Mr. Youngkin signed an executive order on his first day that ends the use of “divisive concepts” in school — an allusion to critical race theory — after he promised voters to give parents more control over their children’s education.

No Fact-Checking for Biden's Atlanta Smears
Tim Graham, CNS News
President Joe Biden goes to Atlanta and suggest that anyone who opposes the Democrat "voting rights" bill has taken the side of George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis, and...crickets. Here's a brief rundown of the top fact-checkers on Biden's Atlanta speech: PolitiFact? Nothing. FactCheck.org? Nothing. AP Fact Check? Nothing. Reuters? Nothing. CNN's Daniel Dale team? Nothing. Snopes? Nothing. Lead Stories? Nothing.

Biden: Bull Connor's GOP Imperils Democracy
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
The odd thing about Biden's new position is that, in the short run, it is a loser; he is not going to get a majority for voting rights or ending the filibuster. And, in the long run, it is simply unsustainable. For if Biden loses the House and Senate this fall, would not the victorious Republicans exact retribution on an unpopular lame-duck president they once thought of as Good Old Joe but who put them in a box with Bull Connor?

Trump vows a ‘comeback,’ trashes Biden at massive first rally of 2022 campaign season
Joseph Clark, Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday promised he would be staging a “comeback,” his clearest indication yet that he plans to run for the White House in 2024. He said it would be a “comeback the likes of which nobody has ever seen.” He made the pledge at his first rally speech of 2022. He also blasted “tyrannical” vaccine mandates, runaway inflation and a national crime wave in a brick-by-brick takedown of Biden's first year.

All Hail Joe Biden, King of the Elites
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
The haughtier of the smart set bullied Biden into office. He is their perfect representation: not as smart as he thinks, vicious, bigoted against those with whom he disagrees, and wrong on the merits of nearly every policy one can name. When he’s repeatedly shown he is wrong, he blames those who were right, but who he perceives as beneath him. Sounds familiar. He’s a lot like the people who promised America he’d restore norms.

We Are All Domestic Terrorists Now
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
There is no national security threat posed by voters and lawmakers on the Right. To the contrary, most Americans view leftist activists who attempted to burn down the country in 2020 at the behest and bank accounts of Democratic Party leaders as a far greater danger to the American way of life than a furry shaman or even alleged (unarmed) militia members. This bloodthirsty regime considers all detractors an enemy of the country.

GOP’s Old Guard Out Of Touch With Their Voters On Election Integrity
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
What if Republicans stopped running interference for what Dems did in 2020 at the same moment that Dems are trying to take over the entire country’s election system? This isn’t merely academic. Old-guard Republican cowardice and fecklessness could lead to Pelosi becoming America’s election czar. In general, Republican voters deserve a far better class of politician than what the old guard of their party has been forcing on them.

Nikki Fried Compares DeSantis to Adolf Hitler
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried compared FL Gov. Ron DeSantis to Adolf Hitler, the infamous Chancellor of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Fried claims that she has studied Hitler and how he came to power. “Instead of listening and trying to govern with the people, he’s trying to govern over the people. And that, I’m sorry, I’m a student of history too. I saw the rise of Hitler. I learned those stories,” Fried said.

 

Democrat Desperation Has Now Become Dangerous
David Catron, The American Spectator
Biden's speech failed and Democrats are desperate. They need a leader who can move the needle, and some accomplishments to talk about on the campaign trail. They have neither, so they will pull out all the stops to federalize our national elections. This is far more dangerous than election integrity laws. If the Democrats get control of our national elections, we will become a one-party state like Venezuela, Cuba, or … California.

DeSantis Touts ‘Free State’ of Florida, Dems Rebut
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) gave his State of the State speech and touted Florida as one of the freest states in the country. “Florida has become the escape hatch for those chafing under authoritarian, arbitrary and seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions,” DeSantis said. Governor DeSantis highlighted Florida’s starkly different COVID response than much of the country saying “we were right” and “they were wrong.”

Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
We are suddenly told that thousands had died “with” rather than “because” of COVID — the exact opposite of what we heard in the Trump era. A skeptic might suggest terror over the impending midterms finally made the Left face reality. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-care facilities.

Tulsi Gabbard calls Biden worse than Clinton for labeling Americans 'domestic enemies'
Luke Gentile, Washington Examiner
Former Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took to Twitter to call out the president. "Hillary's calling tens of millions of Americans deplorables was divisive & disgusting," the former Hawaii congresswoman said in a tweet. "But Biden has gone further, calling those who disagree with his actions & policies domestic enemies, traitors, and racists. Biden promised to unite us, but he is doing all he can do [to] divide us."

Republicans Are Not Gerrymandering Anywhere Near Enough
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
The answer is to obey the rules. Play the game according to the rules. The gerrymandering rule is the party in power in a state draws the lines for its own benefit. The GOP should draw them in the most advantageous way it can, as we should expect the Democrats to do. Parties acting in the interests of its members instead of the interests of the members of the establishment – imagine that! If the GOP did that, it might suck less.

Hitler Smears From CNN's Flamethrowers
Tim Graham, CNS News
Somehow, it's never "flame-throwing" to assert that Trump's echoing Hitler. CNN's Zakaria announced, "Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler. But Weimar's death highlights a danger for all democracies, specifically the way conservative elites, determined to keep the left out of power, align themselves with an anti-democratic demagogue. The story in Germany began with a big lie." Zakaria and his selected voices name-checked Hitler 24 times.

 

The Redemption of Ted Cruz?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Cruz stepped in it last week with the quote about “violent terrorist attacks” on Jan. 6. But he stirred up a delightful shambles when he let Sanborn and the assistant deputy attorney general, whose last name was Olson (I didn’t catch his first name and it doesn’t matter; he had no answers to offer about the Jan. 6 charges and imprisonments despite his agency stonewalling Senate inquiries for six solid months), have both barrels.

Will Nevada's Adam Laxalt Be 51st Republican Senator?
John Gizzi, Newsmax
Along with Herschel Walker taking out Dem Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia and the eventual Republican nominee in Arizona unseating Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, the hopes of Republicans for “the magic 51” are pinned on the challenge of Republican Adam Laxalt against Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. In recent weeks, a Trafalgar Poll showed Laxalt leading Cortez Masto by 44 to 40 percent among likely voters statewide.

McCarthy Vows to Remove Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee If Republicans Take Back House
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
“The Democrats have created a new thing where they’re picking and choosing who could be on committee. Never in the history have you had the majority tell the minority who could be on committee,” McCarthy told Breitbart. In return McCarthy has vowed to do the same, and one of the Democrats on his list is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05). McCarthy also said he would remove Eric Swalwell from his position on the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump announces Arizona 'Save America' rally speaker lineup
Heather Hamilton, Washington Examiner
Trump’s Save America political action committee announced that program speakers would include My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. Other prominent conservative and Republican Party figures set to speak include congressmen Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, congresswoman Debbie Lesko, state Rep. Mark Finchem, Republican Party of Arizona Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward, Dr. Alveda King, and Boris Epshteyn.

Save the Children, Fire the Teachers Unions
Stephen Moore, CNS News
Handing over political control of our schools to the unions has done irreparable damage to our children. They are the virus injuring the health and well-being of our children. But it is also true that if we, as voters, allow this hostage-taking to continue, then we are responsible for the damage. We are to blame if we keep electing politicians who genuflect to militant unions. We need a heroic Reagan moment to end this tragedy.

Guilty Conscience? CDC’s Walensky Lets the COVID Cat Out of the Bag
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Who’s responsible for all this? Many sources—Big Pharma, the CDC, WHO and other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies and the Dem Party among them, not to mention their unquestioning mouthpiece the mainstream media—but we all know who is number one. Malone, in a recent email from his substack, alerts us to the latest information about this person or, as he puts it, “more damming evidence on Fauci’s role in all of this mess.”

 

A Death March Through the Institutions?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
America is begging for major changes. Everybody knows it. The Left, in fact, is counting on turning dissatisfaction, the end of this current era, into its own utopian moment. But the public doesn’t want to be governed by the woke commies. The public is running away from them as best it can. Their successful march through the institutions only amplifies the dissatisfaction of — and the opportunity for disruption by — ordinary folks.

The Likely Cause of the Media Blackout on Imploding Whitmer Kidnapping Plot
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Why the media blackout on the FBI's role in Michigan? Because the news media know any coverage of the FBI-concocted plot to “kidnap” Gretchen Whitmer will bolster suspicions that the FBI played a key if not primary role in the events leading up to, and including, January 6. After all, the Justice Department continually ties the two events together, describing both as acts of “domestic terror” and blaming President Trump for both.

Wyoming GOP slams Liz Cheney after she said state party chair was radical
Kerry Pickett, Washington Times
The Wyoming Republican Party lashed out at Liz Cheney after she called the top official in the state GOP “quite radical.” "If Ms. Cheney wants to continue to pick a fight with the majority of Wyoming Republicans and accuse the vast majority of being deplorables and radicals, then of course she can continue that foolish ploy,” the Wyoming GOP statement read. “She can also continue to engage in the politics of personal destruction..."

At Minimum, Sotomayor Should Recuse Herself From All Decisions Regarding COVID
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Progressives are bathed in what are deemed the proper morally narcissistic views by the NYT and CNN and accept them like automatons. Ignorance is bliss, as they say. In the case of COVID, this kind of extreme ignorance has left dead bodies across the globe. Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin be damned, even if they save millions. After all, Trump recommended them. They have to be bad. Can you imagine anything more idiotic, less scientific?

Cyber Ninjas CEO Says Hostile Reporters Never Gave The Maricopa County Audit Fair Coverage
Neil W. McCabe, The Star News Network
Politically-motivated reporters let their bias taint their coverage of his company’s audit of the 2020 voting in Maricopa County, Arizona, said Doug Logan, Cyber Ninjas' founder. One of the frustrating parts of his effort to be open and transparent with the public was the constant twisting of facts and events by journalists, who were opposed to the audit from the very beginning, despite their protestations that they were objective.

Where Does NATO Enlargement End?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan disagreed often but did agree on this: U.S.-NATO war guarantees stopped at the Elbe. Beyond the river in Germany, we battled the USSR with weapons of diplomacy, politics and economics, not weapons of war. How would we have reacted if, after losing the Cold War, we were treated to Russian warships on Lake Ontario and Moscow giving Canada war guarantees?

 

What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
A cynic might conclude that big, lengthy deadly riots, are “good,” smaller, shorter, less-lethal ones “bad”; that bigger, more secret, and more successful cabals are good; but smaller, more open, and less successful ones would be bad. Also good is a Congress going to unprecedented lengths to destroy an effective and successful president. Bad is a Congress impotently attempting to block a failed president with a catastrophic record.

Hey Dems, We Got Your Election Reforms Right Here
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
We need a big GOP law firm devoted to election warfare. It should have top notch litigators (and support staff) just waiting for election season; the firm can sustain itself on regular litigation. It does not even need donations – GOP-oriented businesses can give it a slice of their regular legal work between elections. The next time the GOP asks you for a donation, ask them for their 2022/2024 lawfare plan before you write a check.

The Left’s Latest Political Scheme: Let Noncitizens Vote
John Fund, National Review
I’m very much in favor of having people legally living in this country establish ties to the community and have a say in their governance.  It’s not hard to go that route for legal residents: 5 years residency; fees, test in English. What is so unfair about the system we have now? The answer is it doesn’t suit the blatantly political imperatives of the woke Left, and that is a key reason the reason noncitizen voting must be rejected.

Virginia’s Incoming Governor and Attorney General Say They Will Fight Biden Vaccine Mandates
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
A week before the inauguration, Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares are signaling that challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandates will be an early priority. “After the January 15th inauguration, the Commonwealth of Virginia will quickly move to protect Virginians’ freedoms and challenge President Biden’s unlawful CMS, OSHA, and Head Start vaccine mandates,” a Youngkin press release states.

Bozell Book About Everything Liberals Hate — Principles
Craig Shirley, CNS News
"Stops Along the Way" was that much fun. But it was more that that. It was also about all those things that liberals hate: love, family, religion, education, principles, even if his family also sounded like the road crew for the Grateful Dead. We share a lot in common. Brent takes his principles very seriously. He never takes himself too seriously. Read it and forget, even temporarily, that a "sad sack" now occupies the White House.

How Many Children Have Been Aborted Due to Flawed Prenatal Screening?
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
The prenatal screening industry is a large and growing business. “Today, analyst estimates of the market’s size range from $600 million into the billions, and ... is expected to double by 2025” (NYT). This movement is based on a huge lie — that a person’s humanity stands or falls on strength and health — but now it adds a new touch of grotesqueness as its hubristic errors pressure parents into aborting children wrongly deemed diseased.

 

Why the Left Cannot Let Go of Jan. 6
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Why, a year after Jan. 6, 2021, has no one been charged with inciting a rebellion, sedition, treason, armed insurrection, plotting a coup, or a takeover of the government of the U.S.? Question: If the left is so terrified of Trump it feels it must prevent him from even running again, by imposing a criminal conviction, what does that say about the left's belief in American democracy or tell us about the left's trust in the people?

What Role Did the FBI Play in January 6?
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
“The tactics of FBI agents infiltrating militias, as well as paid informants being coerced into spying on these groups, and, in some instances, even providing the means and encouragement to carry out violent plots before being arrested, have been criticized as constituting entrapment by using agent provocateurs—agents posing as criminals to justify the financial and social expenses of counter-terrorism.”  Was this the case with January 6?

Jan. 6: Seven Democrat Lies
David Catron, The American Spectator
# 1: Jan. 6, 2021 constituted an armed insurrection. # 2: President Trump purposely incited the alleged insurrection. # 3: GOP lawmakers tried to overturn the election. # 4: The Jan. 6 “insurrection” resulted in the deaths of five people. # 5: Jan. 6 was the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War. # 6: The “insurrection” was the worst ever attack on Congress. #7: Dems care about Jan. 6, democracy, or anything beyond power.

For Assisting The Jan. 6 Witch Hunt, Cheney And Kinzinger Should Be Booted Out Of The GOP
Jonathan S. Tobin, The Federalist
Cheney and Kinzinger aren’t just anti-Trump establishment outliers. They are instead part and parcel of their Democrat friends’ attempt to falsely label every Trump voter and conservative as would-be authoritarians and traitors. Their role in this vile effort means they have forfeited any right to call themselves Republicans or conservatives since they are actively assisting the left in its effort to forestall any challenges to their rule.

Hawley Challenges Schumer, Pelosi to Disavow Antifa-Led Jan. 6 Vigil Featuring House Dems
Mark Tapscott, The Epoch Times
Sen. Josh Hawley is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to repudiate a Jan. 6 vigil organized by an Antifa outfit and featuring prominent House Democrats as speakers. “I call on you to condemn the leaders of the ‘Candle Light Vigil for Democracy’ planned for today and to ask members in your caucuses to cancel their planned support for this event,” Hawley told Schumer and Pelosi in a Jan. 6 letter.

DeSantis accuses press of Jan. 6 'obsession'
Christopher Hutton, Washington Examiner
DeSantis said rioters should be held accountable, but pointed out no one has been charged for inciting an insurrection. "I think it's going to end up being just a politicized Charlie Foxtrot today. I don't expect anything good to come out of anything that Pelosi and the gang are doing. I don't expect anything from the corporate press to be enlightening. I think it's going to be nauseating, quite frankly, and I'm not going to do it."

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The threat is not so much from loud, buffoonish one-day rioters on January 6. Such clownish characters did not cause over 30 deaths, injure 2,000 policemen, and destroy at least $2 billion in property—all under the banner of revolutionary justice. Even more ominously, stone-cold sober elites are waging an insidious revolution in the shadows that seeks to dismantle America’s institutions and the rule of law as we have known them.

J6 Hysteria Is How Media And Other Democrats Are Avoiding Accountability For Their Rigging Of The 2020 Election
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
The future of the country rests on the ability of both winners and losers to trust our elections, to make it easy to vote but difficult to cheat, and to have some reasonable level of confidence that voting is conducted privately and without coercion, harvesting, or undue third-party influence. The media and other Democrats are cartoonishly overhyping the J6 riot to avoid being held accountable for destroying elections integrity.

George Soros’ Many Gifts to the Republican Party
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
The voters certainly care about COVID, but almost as much, more when COVID dwindles, they care about public safety. And they should. If a government owes its citizens anything, it owes them not to be gunned down by criminals in the streets. Next to that, everything else is moot. By ignoring that obvious fact, Soros—I have to assume inadvertently—will have put the very people he despises back in office. So we should thank him for it.

Virginia Gov. Northam Blames Drivers for Days-Long I-95 Traffic Jam
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
Outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has not taken any responsibility for this week’s massive pileup on I-95 in the northern part of the state, choosing instead to blame motorists. “We gave warnings, and people need to pay attention to these warnings, and the less people that are on the highways when these storms hit, the better,” Northam told The Washington Post. Northam also denied that the state government was to blame for the chaos.

Democrats, Please Throw Us in the Filibuster Briar Patch
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
The Senate is not going to be 50/50. It’s going to be 53 or 54 R's to 47 or 46 Democrats, and that makes Romney even more superfluous than usual. But hey, I am sure that after you shaft the GOP when they are in the minority, they will totally forgive you when they take the majority. The GOP base will totally not primary any senator who fails to make your party pay. And Cocaine Mitch is a forgiving soul. He’s not vindictive at all.

California in Decline
Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator
“Some California boosters comfort themselves by insisting the people leaving are mostly poor or old,” explained Kotkin and Cox in the Daily Beast. “But an analysis of IRS data from 2012 to 2019 indicates that 85 percent of those leaving are in their prime earning years of 25 to 64.” Californians are having fewer kids and, “Disadvantaged minorities and the foreign born are also heading to the exits, or simply not coming,” they added.

Kevin McCarthy, January 6, and Willfully Ignorant Republicans
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
The only hope McCarthy and Republicans have at this point is the Democrats go too far and it looks like they’re going to do just that. Calling fellow House members, threatening colleagues with criminal referrals. hopefully is beyond the pale even for feckless House Republicans. That remains to be seen. It’s been impressive how short-sighted and indifferent Republicans have been so far. Maybe personal pain will get their attention.

Florida Signals Shift Away from Federal COVID Testing Standards
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo signaled they would be adopting procedures that would shift Florida’s COVID testing protocol away from the federal government’s standard of testing. Both officials stressed the importance of “high-value testing” rather than blanketed testing like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends. DeSantis also said FL will open more COVID testing sites.

Pelosi accused of hiding info on her role in security breakdown on Jan. 6
Kerry Picket, Washington Times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is concealing information about her culpability in the security breakdown during the Jan. 6 riot, according to Republican lawmakers who have been pursuing those documents since immediately after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois said Mrs. Pelosi is stonewalling. He is the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, which oversees the management of the Capitol complex.

Poll: Most Republicans Distrust the FBI
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
A Rasmussen poll released this week shows that 57 percent of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of the FBI; 47 percent of all likely voters surveyed at the end of December view the FBI unfavorably. As if to prove the bureau has become the jackboots of the national Democratic Party and the Biden administration rather than a nonpartisan law enforcement agency, a whopping 63 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of the FBI.

Union Bosses Against Union Jobs
Stephen Moore, CNS News
Union bosses ignore the reality that their green movement partners are essentially supporting an agenda that will deindustrialize America. There is no way that we can have a $22 trillion economy that makes everything from steel to cars to pipelines to buildings and airplanes and technology and corn and cotton without affordable energy. How to create jobs here if our energy comes from wind turbines and solar panels made in China?

Patients Threatened by Reparations Medicine
Betsy McCaughey, The New York Post
Medical orgs and the Biden administration are pushing for rules that will move "disadvantaged" populations to the front of the line for scarce medical resources -- vaccines, ventilators, monoclonal antibody treatments. That means everyone else waits longer, in some cases too long. If the public doesn't push back, getting fair treatment in the hospital will become as hard as getting into college or getting hired on your own merits.

 

One Year Later, More Lingering Questions About January 6
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Unfortunately, with a few exceptions, Washington Republicans have shown no appetite for exposing the truth about January 6. They've gone along with it. Democrats have the upper hand for now. If Republicans take over Congress next year, they must demand a full investigation under a new January 6 select committee. If the Capitol protest was, as it increasingly appears, an inside job, the American people are entitled to know the truth.

Bernie’s Takeover Is Coming Soon
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
To build a bench in politics means developing a roster of capable and competent people who can govern. Democrats have specifically rejected that as a fundamental mission of officeholding and have chosen social and cultural revolution instead. Well, the revolutionaries are still engaged. But increasingly, nobody else is. And a Bernie Sanders or Stacey Abrams at the top of the Democrats’ ticket in 2024 is very likely to crash and burn.

Much of Our ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ Comes From Google
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Content determination is left to low-level worker bees, who make decisions from a rigid “woke” progressive playbook. Downgrading the likes of Dr. Robert Malone in favor of whoever is at hand is virtually automatic. The assumption is that a kind of simple-minded liberal/progressive politics should govern the algorithms, that that political view is again automatically “the truth” as far as our society, indeed all human society, goes.

Politics, self-protection fuel second-best gun sales year ever
Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
An estimated 18.5 million guns were sold last year. Gun groups said the year saw expanded sales to new buyers, especially women, blacks, and Hispanics worried about growing crime and eager to take charge of their own safety. Many of the guns sold last year were for personal protection. Groups charting concealed carry permits estimated they also soared to new records. The sales records were due to threats of defunding police as well.

Russia Is Not the Great Rival; China Is
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Historically, presidents who refused to use force in Central or Eastern Europe, to avoid a war with Russia where U.S. vital interests were not imperiled, were proven right. Time was on America's side in the Cold War. And, with Russia, time is still on America's side. Our great 21st century challenge is not Russia. In the long term, we want Russia on our side in the long struggle between the U.S. and the West, and Communist China.

Multiple Wisconsin School Systems Reinstate Remote Learning for Students
Cooper Moran, The Star News Network
School systems in two of the state’s largest cities, Madison Metropolitan School District and Milwaukee Public Schools, detailed that students will be forced to learn from computer screens when the new semester begins. Numerous studies have demonstrated the harmful impact of remote learning on students. One survey from McKinsey and Company noted that minority students were affected the most during the first wave of online learning.

 

The Truths We Dared Not Speak in 2021
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
As the long year of 2021 finally came to a close, there were a number of truths Americans on the Left found themselves privately acknowledging but unable to say in public for fear of doing damage to their political cause, their own reputations, or their sense of security. But as 2022 advances, it will become even more difficult to hide these truths. At the end of this second terrible year (2021), we are left only with ironies.

Hillary Clinton: The Greasy Pole Beckons Again
David Catron, The American Spectator
As former Clinton advisor Dick Morris recently phrased it, “I’ve always said that the way you could tell if Hillary is running again is check whether she has a pulse or not.” There can be little doubt Biden’s many blunders has Clinton casting a lustful eye on the greasy pole once again, but can she reach its slimy pinnacle in 2024 carrying all those decades of baggage? Perhaps, but Trump will get there first, just as he did in 2016.

It's Jan. 6 week
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Democrats will only harm their cause if they attempt to make up some crime or misuse the Constitution in an effort to legally bar Trump from holding office. Nevertheless, the anniversary of Jan. 6 finds Democrats, both on the Jan. 6 committee and beyond, determined to keep the fight alive. And even though their anti-Trump schemes seem unlikely to work in a legal sense, they will continue to focus attention on Jan. 6 throughout 2022.

The Tide Is Turning in Freedom’s Favor
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Perhaps there are lessons here. We have huge fights before us, and we can still lose. Yet, if you look at the trends, if you look at the correlations of forces, in retrospect we might wonder why the hell we were so worried. Down the road we may well look at this winter of Democrat discontent as the turning point. It is not a done deal. We need to keep fighting. But odds are that we’re going to win. In fact, we may have already won.

The Trump Economic Record Looks Better Every Day
Stephen Moore, CNS News
It's not just COVID. No one has vindicated Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" policies more persuasively than Biden. The bumper stickers are starting to appear everywhere: "Miss Trump Yet?" Not many Americans miss some of his antics. But every day that inflation surges, the border remains in chaos, COVID runs amok and government spending and debt surges to new multitrillion-dollar highs, Trumponomics sounds like a better idea.