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FBI, R.I.P.?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
The FBI’s highest officials have erased or altered court and subpoenaed evidence. They illegally leak confidential material to the media. And they have lied under oath to federal investigators. The agency has become dangerous to Americans and a threat to democracy and rule of law. The FBI should be dispersing its investigatory responsibilities to other government investigative agencies that have not yet lost the public’s trust.

Washington’s Incurable Case of Trump Derangement Syndrome
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
In recent days, the chattering class pooh-poohed the notion of an FBI raid on Trump’s home as evidence of America turning into a banana republic. But it is, almost cartoonishly so. From the FBI’s protection of the current president’s son to the unprecedented harassment of his chief political opponent, America under Biden looks as ramshackle as the left-wing dystopias of the past. It's truly frightening and goes far beyond Trump.

Stop Assuming the Legitimacy of the Corrupt Establishment’s Actions
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
There’s a clock, GOP – see what time it is? Get based. Gobble the red pill. Understand our Republic is under attack. The norms are gone. The corrupt people you want to give the benefit of the doubt to want to give you and your base the benefit of a gulag. How many times does Trump-appointee Christopher Wray have to mock you and laugh at you as he lies through his teeth to you in your oversight committee sessions before you get it?

Jim Jordan demands testimony from ex-FBI official over claims of inflating domestic terrorism data
Joseph Clark, The Washington Times
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, is requesting a top former FBI official testify about whistleblower claims that agents were pressured to reclassify cases as “domestic violent extremism” to fulfill the Biden administration’s crusade against home-grown terrorism. Jordan says the whistleblower allegations add to others “concerning the politicization of the FBI” his committee is investigating.

$4,104,725,000,000: Federal Tax Collections Set Record Through July
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News
The federal government collected a record $4,104,725,000,000 in total taxes in the first ten months of fiscal 2022, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. That was up $503,787,000,000—or 13.9 percent—from the then-record $3,600,938,000,000 (in constant July 2022 dollars) that the Treasury collected in taxes in the first ten months of fiscal 2021. The federal government spent $4,830,844,000,000—a deficit of $726,119,000,000.

Michels Beats Kleefisch in Republican Race, Sets Up November Showdown with Evers
Benjamin Yount (The Center Square), The Star News Network
Wisconsin’s GOP race for governor was over almost as soon as the first vote totals came in. Businessman Tim Michels was much closer to former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in Milwaukee County than many expected, and that set the tone for the night. Michels earned a dominant victory, beating Kleefisch by more than 35,000 votes. Michels won 62 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, including the entire northern and western parts of the state.

 

Morphine Mitch and McCarthy Aren’t the Same on Mar-a-Lago
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
At present, Mitch McConnell has done nothing to demonstrate that he’s willing to fight against the Biden regime. It isn’t good enough, and if this is all he has, it’s time for him to be put to the side so a better Senate GOP can move forward with real leadership. Can’t even tweet out concern over an FBI raid on a former president’s home over pieces of paper. Unbelievable, and far below the standard of the American revival to come.

‘Take a Polygraph,’ Brent Bozell Dares, Responding to Reports WH Claims It Was ‘Blindsided’ by FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid
Craig Bannister, CNS News
“Take a polygraph,” Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell dared Tuesday, responding to news reports that President Joe Biden’s White House claims it didn’t have advance knowledge of Monday’s dubious FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. “Every presidential candidate must vow to investigate, prosecute and remove every member of the Deep State responsible for the raid on President Trump's home."

Mar-a-Lago Raid: DOJ and Dems Risk Civil War to Save Their Jobs
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
The FBI and the DOJ are no longer believed by half the country. Who are FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland that they could be so disconnected from their fellow citizens, so emotionally contorted, they could do such a thing, that they could put us all in such a position of near-maximum distrust? What possible justification do they really have, other than the preservation of power in its most naked forms?

DeSantis, Moody Respond to FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and AG Ashley Moody have been vocal since the FBI launched a raid at the home of Donald Trump. “The raid of MAL is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves,” DeSantis said on Twitter. “Now the Regime is getting another 87k IRS agents to wield against its adversaries? Banana Republic.”

We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI
David Harsanyi, The Federalist
But you don’t have to be a fan of former President Trump — and I’m not; he acted recklessly and unpresidential on Jan. 6, to say the least — to see how these precedents are dangerous or how they corrode trust in institutions. Either you uphold the law for all politicians, as you would the rest of us, or you don’t. Of course, if Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.

End Trump raid secrecy
Byron York, Washington Examiner
"They've crossed the Rubicon here," anti-Trump attorney George Conway said of the Justice Department Tuesday morning. "Not even Richard Nixon's house in San Clemente was searched by the FBI, as far as I know." Attorney General Merrick Garland, Conway continued, "doesn't do things rashly. You have to conclude there's something behind the curtain that would surprise us." We don't know -- the Justice Dept owes the public some answers.

 

Unprecedented FBI Raid; Trump Calls It ‘Weaponization of the Justice System’
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
The use of federal law enforcement agents to menace a former president finds no precedent in U.S. history. But regimes in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Mexico indicted former presidents in just the last two decades. Corruption, of the indicters as much as the indicted, regularly motivates such uses of state power to kneecap political rivals. Like so much else, this phenomenon finally arrived in the United States.

The Scandal of the Secret Service’s Deleted Texts
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Once-trusted entities such as the FBI, the intelligence community, and even parts of the U.S. military have burned their credibility. Does this include the Secret Service? Communications between Secret Service brass and agents protecting Trump, Harris, Pence, and Joe Biden that day almost certainly answer most if not all of the key questions. And it’s the Biden regime and Dems, not Trump or Joseph Cuffari, concealing the truth.

FBI's Mar-a-Lago Raid Presents a Time for Choosing: The Regime, or America
Ben Weingarten, Newsweek
We find ourselves in a dire circumstance in which our every critical institution is being, or has been turned, against itself, and trained on the very public it was supposed to serve. The raid by a lawless security apparatus (FBI) on behalf of his successor represents the crossing of a civilizational Rubicon. This is a time for choosing far starker and more precarious than the last time, because we have for so long chosen wrong.

Sen Hawley Says GOP Can Learn From Dems After Legislative Victory
Naveen Athrappully, The Epoch Times
Hawley’s comments came after the Dems succeeded in getting the Inflation Reduction Act passed in a 50–50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaker. “I’ll give the Dems this. With a 50/50 Senate & a historically unpopular president, they passed major (terrible) legislation. Lots of it. They came to do something. There’s a lesson there for the GOP. If they get back Congress, they better be willing to fight.”

Virginia Mom Fights Woke Fairfax County Schools from the Inside
Star News Staff, The Star News Network
A lot of unhappy people have voted with their feet. "They don’t like it. They get out of the schools, and then they don’t kind of do anything to change the schools anymore. Who can blame them, and who has time for it? But on the other hand, the problem with that is that we’re raising a generation of leftists at the expense of education, and these are the future citizens who are going to be making the decisions in our country."

Who Won the Taiwan War Games?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
The White House did not mobilize the military and reassured Beijing that Pelosi's visit did not represent any change in U.S. policy. It is hard to see how Asia's free and democratic nations and U.S. allies Japan, South Korea and Australia could not have taken away the conclusion that bristling Chinese aggressiveness had just been met by American passivity. Hawkish members of the Senate like Lindsey Graham appear to believe that.

 

Nancy Pelosi’s Childlike Diplomacy Mirrors America’s Childlike Posture Toward China
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
We need adults running foreign policy, not a Lloyd Austin who is unsure whether to criticize, approve, or stay mum about Pelosi’s trip; not a Joe Biden talking one day of defending Taiwan, the next day not so much; or even a Nancy Pelosi mindlessly bouncing around Asian capitals, reifying her childhood dreams at the beach. The Chinese have done and will do a great deal of damage, but not nearly as much as we have done to ourselves.

Manchin, Sinema, and the Oldest Profession
David Catron, The American Spectator
Manchin insisted that the IRA's purpose was to “get our economic and financial house in order.” It does the opposite. When the bill passed, Sinema issued a statement claiming that it helps her constituents by “lowering prices … [and] making health care more affordable.” It does neither. Manchin and Sinema aren’t moderates. Their votes established that all their high-minded rhetoric amounted to little more than haggling over price.

Trump Tells Americans to Brace for ‘A Lot Worse’ Than Recession, Says Only One Thing Can Fix It
Tom Ozimek, The Epoch Times
Former President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for something “a lot worse than a recession” while blaming the Biden administration’s poor stewardship of the economy for soaring inflation and denouncing the tax hikes in the latest Democrat spending bill. “Our country is being shot. It’s being destroyed,” Trump told Texas CPAC (in Dallas) attendees, while touting his administration’s record on the economy and national security.

Gallup poll finds growing support for less immigration
Sean Salai, The Washington Times
A new Gallup poll finds that a growing share of Americans want less immigration, with Republicans leading the way. Gallup reported Monday that 38% of Americans want immigration decreased, up from 31% last year and a record low of 28% in 2020. Another 31% want to keep immigration at its current level, and the remaining 27% say it should be increased. Last year, 35% wanted to keep it at then-present levels, and 33% wanted it increased.

Don't Believe the Media Senate Psych-Out - We’ll Win Big
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
When you look at the numbers, we see we could realistically hit 56 Senate seats. And with 56 potential votes for Mitch McConnell to play with, the puffballs like Murkowski (a “Republican” who may just be replaced by an actual Republican) and Miracle Whip Mitt will be expendable. This sets us up for a filibuster-proof majority in 2024. Imagine that, especially with someone in the White House ready to break Democrat hearts and heads.

Governor Glenn Youngkin Signs Bills, Participates in Ceremony Supporting Education
Kaitlin Housler, The Star News Network
Governor Glenn Youngkin participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signed new legislation, and took part in a roundtable discussion, all based around supporting and improving education for the state of Virginia. First, Governor Youngkin participated in the official grand opening and ribbon-cutting of the Mecklenburg County Middle School and High School, a best-in-class joint school made possible by the community, according to Youngkin.

 

Conservatives pioneered direct mail to stoke grassroots enthusiasm. It worked.
L. Benjamin Rolsky, The Washington Post
The brilliance of direct mail was how Viguerie connected multiple mailing lists within one conservative constellation — all while raising money. Individuals who gave to one cause were often tethered together with those who gave to an entirely different cause, but both were united under a New Right banner, or more appropriately, a mailing list. “Moral people didn’t get anywhere until they discovered direct mail,” Viguerie once remarked.

We Need Trump and DeSantis
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
It takes a generation for the concrete of a new political era to cure. It’s less important whether Trump or DeSantis wins in 2024 than that one of them does. And furthermore, what’s more important than that is the standard both of them set for Republican politicians up and down the governmental food chain. Be bold. Do the things which need to be done. Don’t abuse your power, but use it. And we need Republicans to govern accordingly.

The Evasive Mr. Wray
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Christopher Wray might not want to talk, but whistleblowers are speaking out. Disgruntled agents fed up with the FBI’s politicking and bad reputation have reached out to Grassley and Representative James Jordan in recent months, with more likely to come. Republicans pulled plenty of punches on Thursday, but they landed some, too. Mounting scandals and public safety threats endanger the country, not merely the reputation of the FBI.

Dick Cheney makes it all about Trump
Byron York, Washington Examiner
For Wyoming voters, the race is about Wyoming. Yes, many support Trump and don't like Cheney attacking him all the time. But they are also Wyomingites with concerns they want a representative to pursue in Washington, D.C. And remember, Wyoming, with a population of 579,495, has only one member of the House of Representatives. That person represents the whole state and all of its people and all of its issues. The Wyoming primary is Aug. 16.

The leader of the opposition is Ron DeSantis
Michael Brendan Doughterty, National Review
Ron DeSantis seems to relish the fight with the media, the corporations, or the bureaucracy — the forces that turn conservative victories into long-run defeats. When conservatives look back on the last few years, who was taking on Dr. Fauci? Or defeating woke indoctrination in schools? Or putting progressive corporate activists back in their place? And who was AWOL on all those fights because he was too busy sulking about drop boxes?

The Transcendent Hypocrisy of the Pelosis
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
As long as they have the Pelosis of the world out there yammering for electric cars (when they don’t drive them) and “clean energy” even as their state is plagued with brownouts, the Chinese know it’s full speed ahead for their, often defective but always cheap, solar collectors and anything else they can sell us idiots for a price by exploiting slave labor. Would Madame Speaker actually do something about what she says? Not a chance.

 

Why We Lost Trust in the Expert Class
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
One common denominator: Elite experts and degreed professionals massaged and warped their knowledge to serve ideological masters, rather than the truth. In the process, they caused untold damage to their country and fellow citizens. They disgraced their profession. They tarnished the scientific community. And sold their souls to ideologues. Is it any wonder why the public has lost confidence in their degreed and credentialed elites?

As Kansas Goes, So Goes the Country?
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
The Kansas results may lull the Democrats into a false sense of confidence about their position. Their aversion to centrism is based in part on a refusal to admit that America is an ideologically divided country. The days of triangulation that defeat in Congress forced on Bill Clinton are long gone. Even if the Democrats get wiped out in the fall, they will still regard half the country as “deplorables” unworthy of any understanding.

Is Cocaine Mitch Blowing It?
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
No one actually likes Mitch McConnell, but once Mitch was useful and feared and that was more than enough. So, can he get back to the deadly, ruthless effectiveness that more than made up for his myriad failings and distinct lack of basedness? He better if he wants to regain and keep his job from being snatched away by the Cornyns, Thunes, Scotts, and others who are seeing him lying upside down on his shell, little legs flailing.

DeSantis stands with parents against Biden's gender agenda
Editors, Washington Examiner
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has instructed schools in his state to ignore President Joe Biden's new federal guidelines on inserting gender ideology into school curricula and counseling. DeSantis is not a hero for doing what is obviously right to protect children. But in today's environment, it is so rare to see those in power doing right that he must be praised for his bravery. Every governor should be following his example in this regard.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Leads First Congressional Hearing on Gain-of-Function Research
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) begins the first congressional hearing on gain-of-function research Wednesday, attempting to determine whether the National Institutes of Health (NIH) used taxpayer funds for gain-of-function experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “Before we even get to whether the virus came from a lab we have to explore were they doing gain-of-function research?” Sen. Paul told Fox News Host Brett Baier on Tuesday.

Contrary to Mainstream Narrative, Black Americans Want Criminals Behind Bars: Horace Cooper
Masooma Haq and Paul Greaney, The Epoch Times
Black Americans in urban areas are suffering the consequences of the progressive Democrats’ anti-police “soft on crime” policies, said Horace Cooper, senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research. Cooper said because progressive Democrats are soft on crime and conservatives are afraid of being called racist by the left, crime has come to an all-time high in urban areas and is disproportionately harming black people.

 

How Does the Democrat Party Fall Apart? This Might Be How
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
When this red wave, which is coming even despite the best efforts of Mitch McConnell and the Failure Caucus of the D.C. GOP to sandbag it, finally hits, the people closest to the beach who’ll be carried out to sea and eaten by the electoral sharks aren’t going to be the AOC’s in the safe socialist districts. They’ll be the suburban “moderates” who want their socialism low and slow. So when it crumbles, be as kind as you can stomach.

Republican Virginia Governor Youngkin Donates His Second Quarter Salary to Help Veterans
Craig Bannister, CNS News
While in Virginia Beach, Virginia to tour a veterans’ center, Gov. Younkin presented a check to Virginia Veterans Services Foundation at the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach. “Freedom is not free. And sometimes we forget to say thank you," Gov. Youngkin explained in an interview with Fox News Channel’s "The Story." Youngkin joins the ranks of philanthropic politicians, such as Former President Donald Trump.

Trump-Backed Masters Dominates Arizona Republican Primary for US Senate
Nanette Holt, The Epoch Times
Trump-endorsed tech entrepreneur Blake Masters blew past four other Republicans in the Arizona primary for U.S. Senate on Aug. 2. Masters, who’d claimed 39 percent of the vote with more than 95 percent of the votes counted, now advances to the Nov. 8 general election to take a swing at unseating Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly. Kelly didn’t have a challenger in the Democratic primary. Team Trump fought hard for his picks in Arizona.

Rep. Peter Meijer loses GOP primary to Trump-backed candidate in Michigan
Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times
Rep. Peter Meijer lost his primary race in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, handing former President Donald Trump another victory in his quest to rid the House of Republicans who voted to impeach him for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Meijer’s loss came more than 18 months after he joined nine of his GOP colleagues in voting to impeach Mr. Trump. The former president vowed revenge and has gotten it.

Inflation could cost Biden and the Democrats greatly
W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner
There is a reason Joe Biden has gone from describing inflation as “transitory” to listing it as his “top domestic priority.” The last time inflation, now running at a 41-year high, was this bad, rising consumer prices helped make Democrat Jimmy Carter a one-term president. Republicans won the next three presidential elections. Biden would like to avoid this fate. It may be too late for the narrow Democratic congressional majorities.

Mastriano Denounces Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Gender Policies
Bradley Vasoli, The Star News Network
The senator, who is running for governor against Democratic state AG Josh Shapiro, particularly objected to recommendations that teachers consider utilizing nonconventional pronouns like “ne, ve, ze and xe” that some who claim to be neither male nor female refer to themselves. Mastriano also criticized Governor Tom Wolf and PDE for denying the link between biological sex and the gendered terms (i.e., male and female) that correspond to it.

 

How Does the Democrat Party Fall Apart? This Might Be How
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
When this red wave, which is coming even despite the best efforts of Mitch McConnell and the Failure Caucus of the D.C. GOP to sandbag it, finally hits, the people closest to the beach who’ll be carried out to sea and eaten by the electoral sharks aren’t going to be the AOC’s in the safe socialist districts. They’ll be the suburban “moderates” who want their socialism low and slow. So when it crumbles, be as kind as you can stomach.

Republican Virginia Governor Youngkin Donates His Second Quarter Salary to Help Veterans
Craig Bannister, CNS News
While in Virginia Beach, Virginia to tour a veterans’ center, Gov. Younkin presented a check to Virginia Veterans Services Foundation at the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach. “Freedom is not free. And sometimes we forget to say thank you," Gov. Youngkin explained in an interview with Fox News Channel’s "The Story." Youngkin joins the ranks of philanthropic politicians, such as Former President Donald Trump.

Trump-Backed Masters Dominates Arizona Republican Primary for US Senate
Nanette Holt, The Epoch Times
Trump-endorsed tech entrepreneur Blake Masters blew past four other Republicans in the Arizona primary for U.S. Senate on Aug. 2. Masters, who’d claimed 39 percent of the vote with more than 95 percent of the votes counted, now advances to the Nov. 8 general election to take a swing at unseating Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly. Kelly didn’t have a challenger in the Democratic primary. Team Trump fought hard for his picks in Arizona.

Rep. Peter Meijer loses GOP primary to Trump-backed candidate in Michigan
Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times
Rep. Peter Meijer lost his primary race in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, handing former President Donald Trump another victory in his quest to rid the House of Republicans who voted to impeach him for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Meijer’s loss came more than 18 months after he joined nine of his GOP colleagues in voting to impeach Mr. Trump. The former president vowed revenge and has gotten it.

Inflation could cost Biden and the Democrats greatly
W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner
There is a reason Joe Biden has gone from describing inflation as “transitory” to listing it as his “top domestic priority.” The last time inflation, now running at a 41-year high, was this bad, rising consumer prices helped make Democrat Jimmy Carter a one-term president. Republicans won the next three presidential elections. Biden would like to avoid this fate. It may be too late for the narrow Democratic congressional majorities.

Mastriano Denounces Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Gender Policies
Bradley Vasoli, The Star News Network
The senator, who is running for governor against Democratic state AG Josh Shapiro, particularly objected to recommendations that teachers consider utilizing nonconventional pronouns like “ne, ve, ze and xe” that some who claim to be neither male nor female refer to themselves. Mastriano also criticized Governor Tom Wolf and PDE for denying the link between biological sex and the gendered terms (i.e., male and female) that correspond to it.

 

J6 Will Go Down as a Disaster for Democrats
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
November is coming. The question is whether the Republicans set to benefit from the reckoning the voters will impose on Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, and the rest will keep the faith with the voters and insure two things: first, that there are consequences for the violations of constitutional rights this Democrat inquisition has perpetrated, and second, that nothing like this can ever happen again.

The FBI Twice Interfered in the 2020 Election to Sabotage Trump. Now What?
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
It’s obvious from revelations that the FBI is not salvageable. Republicans in the House and Senate must develop a strategy to dismantle the FBI and punish its most egregious offenders if the GOP takes control next year. A free country cannot exist much longer under control of a Praetorian Guard that the opposition party is too afraid to confront. The evidence is amassed and verified—the only unknown is what Republicans will do next.

Sen. Rand Paul to Lead First Ever Congressional Hearing on Gain-of-Function Research
Cathy He, The Epoch Times
The hearing, titled “Revisiting Gain-of-Function Research: What the Pandemic Taught Us and Where Do We Go From Here,” is scheduled for Aug. 3, comes amid intensifying GOP scrutiny on whether a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) caused the pandemic, as well as possible U.S. funding ties to the gain-of-function research at the facility. Gain-of-function involves enhancing a virus to make it more potent or transmissible.

3 Big Blunders Showing Mitch McConnell Isn’t The Legislative Genius He Thinks He Is
Chris Jacobs, The Federalist
Last week’s debacle (Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's "deal" with Senator Joe Manchin on a new reconciliation bill), in which Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said Republicans “got rinky-doo’d — that’s a Louisiana word for ‘screwed,’” represents only the most recent instance of McConnell’s stratagems coming a-cropper. In reality, Schumer has out-maneuvered McConnell on most of the important legislative packages during the 117th Congress.

Kiggans Criticizes Luria for CHIPS and Science Act Vote While Holding NVIDIA Stock
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
Jen Kiggans is criticizing her opponent for Congress, Rep. Elaine Luria, for voting in favor of the CHIPS and Science Act while holding NVIDIA stock. “Elaine Luria’s vote to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for an industry in which she owns up to $25 million in stocks would be unethical, self-serving, and the latest example of how she will put her bottom line ahead of her constituents’ well-being,” Kiggans said of the vote.

Is Taiwan's Independence Worth War?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
China has grown massively, both militarily and economically, and in both real and relative terms, at the expense of the United States. Nor are the growth trends for China, with four times as many people as there are Americans, favorable to the USA. What guarantees are there that 2025 or 2030 will not bring a more favorable balance of power for China in what is, after all, their continent, not ours? And time is not on our side.

 

Are the New Progressive Rules Reciprocal?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Are today’s leftist norms simply transitory and necessary in the age of the dreaded Trump—as one-time leftist means to achieve noble ends, and thus should never be institutionalized much less boomeranged?  If so, will they reappear whenever the Left returns to power? Or should they be applied equally to the Left right now to ensure that outrage and disgust with such immoral and illegal machinations prohibit their use in the future?

Recent Defeats Have Taught Democrats Nothing
David Catron, The American Spectator
When a real national emergency materialized in the form of a pandemic and the Democrats exploited it for political advantage — regardless of the cost to the country — it became obvious that Democrat corruption runs deeper than most realized and that they cannot be trusted with power.  In the end, the Democrats will learn from their defeats or they will spend the next decade or two (or three) wandering in the political wilderness.

Would the Indictment of Donald Trump Lead to Civil War?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Perhaps it’s time to give an American separation—seceding intelligently—more serious thought. Civil War II is horrifying to contemplate, with potentially more corpses than the first time, when an estimated 620,000 men died. That was out of a paltry 19.2 million population. We are currently well over 300 million. Do the math—and add women who would now more likely be participants—and the numbers are pretty mortifying to calculate.

Watchdog Group Says Left-Wing Election Initiative Gathered Petition Signatures Illegally in Arizona
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
A watchdog group sued Arizona’s secretary of state along with a left-wing group over efforts to have a “radical” initiative placed on November’s ballot that would weaken election integrity. The defendants are Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) and a group called Arizonans for Free and Fair Elections. The suit alleges that some of the people circulating the initiative petition were required to register with Hobbs’s office, but did not.

Trump uses Biden’s COVID-19 rebound to reiterate complaints about 2020 election
Tom Howell, Jr., The Washington Times
Former President Trump is using President Biden’s coronavirus “rebound” to revive his grievances about the 2020 election. The ex-president said Mr. Biden should live in a nursing home that Mr. Trump and his orbit have linked to possible voter fraud. “Joe Biden’s second bout of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was sadly misdiagnosed by his doctors,” Mr. Trump said Sunday on Truth Social, the platform he launched.

Media Hacks Pout As Republicans Treat Them Like the Trash They Are
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
What’s the media have to do with "the people’s right to know?”? The media hates us and wants us disenfranchised and defeated. So, it only makes sense that we should want them destroyed utterly. Our goal needs to be nothing less than the total destruction of the alleged media. Yes, we want them to go bankrupt and we should cheer the frequent media lay-off announcements. What’s the big deal anyway – we’re not in a recession, right?

 

The Recession That Dare Not Speak Its Name
David Catron, The American Spectator
We are now in a recession. Combined with rising inflation, it looks increasingly like the bad old days before Ronald Reagan 40 years ago. Joe Biden inherited a growing economy rapidly recovering from the pandemic. Now, he and his congressional accomplices have halted its growth, increased the cost of everything, and managed to create supply shortages unimagined by most Americans. Inevitably, as is Biden’s wont, he’s lying about it.

Trump Warns Something Worse Than Recession Is Coming
Tom Ozimek, The Epoch Times
Former President Trump warned America’s economy is on track for a bigger disaster than a recession. The former president singled out the collapse in Americans’ real wages, a historically depressed labor force participation rate, and the Democrat push for the Green New Deal, which would crush economic growth. “Not recession. Recession’s a nice word. We’re going to have a much bigger problem than recession. We’ll have a depression.”

Feds Drop Assault Charges Against Man Accused in Sicknick Attack
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Federal prosecutors dropped felony assault charges against one (George Tanios) of two men accused of attacking Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 6, 2021. In an superseding indictment filed Wednesday morning by the office of Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for Washington DC handling all January 6 prosecutions, Tanios now faces two misdemeanor counts: entering or remaining on restricted grounds and disorderly conduct.

The Dems' New Proposal Does Nothing To Lower Inflation
David Harsanyi, The Federalist
West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin -- who once said, "I don't think during a time of recession you mess with any of the taxes, or increase any taxes" -- always plays this game, making it difficult for Democrats to create the impression of moderation at home, and then basically giving in. The Inflation Reduction Act is to inflation what Obama's Affordable Care Act -- which doubled premium costs -- was to health care insurance.

The Left Wants To Abolish Everything, Even This Column
Stephen Moore, CNS News
The ironic ideological twist that has occurred over the past 20 years is that the once permissive "live and let live" Left is now the non-permissive Left. The leftists in America are the new puritans. The good news is that at least in America, we still have a right to complain openly about these mounting restrictions on the way we live our lives free of a tyrannical government. But for how long? Liberals will want to abolish me, too.

Miyares, 22 Other Attorneys General Sue USDA
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
The 23 conservative AGs' complaint argues that the USDA didn’t follow the proper procedures in issuing new guidance. The complaint cites a U.S. Department of Education fact sheet and suggests that the administration’s interpretation of U.S. Supreme Court cases including Bostock v. Clayton leads to requirements that schools allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice and for transgender girls to play in girls sports.

 

Kamala Harris to the Disabled: Abortion Is Good for You
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
A party that favors wiping out the weak in the womb should have no credibility with the disabled community. Nor should a party that idolizes Margaret Sanger, the heartless eugenicist who founded Planned Parenthood. Sanger supported abortion as a defense against “morons” who pose a threat to “healthy elements of a nation.” Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton, among other prominent Democrats, are recipients of PP’s Margaret Sanger award.

The Ukrainian Verdun
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Ukraine has become a war of attrition. No one knows whether greater American escalation would tip the balance for an allied democratic victory, and a repeat of our savior role in the two World Wars. Or will the proxy war suck the United States into a Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan-like quagmire?  Worse: will our intervention trump even the brinkmanship of the Cuban Missile Crisis—with the nuclear standoff nightmarishly unpredictable?

Andrew Clyde Confronts NPR About Its ‘Disinformation Reporting Team’
Addison Basurto, The Star News Network
Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde led a group fellow congress members in a letter to National Public Radio that questioned their newly minted ‘disinformation reporting team.’ “NPR has absolutely no authority to be arbiters of truth, which is why I led 13 colleagues in a letter raising concerns about NPR’s track record of spreading disinformation and demanding answers about the media organization’s new Disinformation Reporting team,” he said.

GDP fell 0.9% in second quarter, economy all but officially in recession
Dave Boyer, The Washington Times
Second-quarter gross domestic product dropped 0.9%, the government reported, putting the U.S. in recession territory after the second straight quarter of contraction. The worse-than-expected GDP report will intensify the criticism of President Biden’s handling of the economy in the midterm election year. First-quarter GDP contracted at a rate of 1.6%. Some economists’ definition of a recession is two straight quarters of negative growth.

Cross-Examining the Climate Change Cultists
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Does it seem strange to you that climate advocates like John Kerry are zipping across the Atlantic to party in Davos and folks like Barack Obama are buying beachfront property if this is an existential crisis? I’m not a scientist. But I am a lawyer. My job is to dig out truth through cross-examination. And it seems very telling that the climate change hoaxers are desperate to avoid any examination of their ridiculous assertions at all.

Sri Lanka’s Tragic Tale of ‘Going Green’
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
Sri Lanka is in a state of total economic collapse and anarchy. The schools and businesses are shut down. The nation has run out of fuel. Earlier this month, violent demonstrators stormed the official residence of the president and then set fire to the residence of the prime minister. A few days later, the president boarded a plane in the middle of the night. He’s now resigned and is in exile—and there’s no real functioning government.

 

Arizona State House Republicans Launch New Caucus
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
Following the federal example, legislators in the Arizona House have established an Arizona Freedom Caucus. The founding chairman is State Representative Jake Hoffman (Queen Creek), who said he was humbled “to lead them in battle against the Left and the establishment GOP that refuses to answer to the will of the people and instead chooses to answer to special interests and lobbyists’ groups that reside down here – they fill the halls.”

No, America Isn’t Over
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
It’s not altogether unreasonable to see poll numbers and conclude America is ending. But the good news is that America is not ending. What’s ending is the current political era — the New Deal/Great Society/military-industrial complex/foreign adventurism/Big Media reality — that we’ve been in since 1932. All that’s required to banish it is a Republican Party worthy of doing so. Democrats are a spent political force on their way out.

Trump pushes law-and-order policy in first D.C. speech since leaving White House
Kerry Picket, The Washington Times
Former President Trump attacked soft-on-crime policies for leading to a national wave of violence in many U.S. cities and said police must be allowed to do their jobs. “Under the Democrat rule, in Democrat-run cities, Democrat-run states and a Democrat-run federal government, the criminals have been given free rein more than ever before. There’s never been a time like this,” Mr. Trump told the America First Policy Institute summit.

80+ conservative groups urge Senate Republicans to oppose Respect for Marriage Act
Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times
More than 80 leading conservative groups urged opposition to the Respect for Marriage Act, arguing that the House-passed bill would go beyond codifying same-sex marriage and imperil religious freedom. The letter, led by the Alliance Defending Freedom, said H.R. 8404 would force the federal government to recognize any state’s definition of marriage, including polygamy; expose faith-based groups and individuals to predatory lawsuits.

Gallup: Only 11% Have 'Great Deal' of Confidence in TV News, Only 16% in Newspapers
Michael W. Chapman, CNS News
In the June poll of U.S. adults, Gallup asked, "Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one -- a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?" For newspapers, only 16% of adults said they had "a great deal/quite a lot" of confidence. For TV news, only 11% said they had a "a great deal/quite a lot" of confidence in the product. These are "all-time low points," according to Gallup. Only Congress is rated lower.

GOP Must Embrace Their New Hispanic Friends to Save the Republic
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
The GOP is being handed an unprecedented opportunity. We live in a time when the first lady of the United States doesn’t know a bodega from a bogayda (whatever that is) and thinks it’s cute to compare Hispanics to breakfast tacos. It’s our job to welcome our Hispanic friends, and black and Asian friends as well, as warmly as possible to finish off this wretched propaganda once and for all. We’re all Americans after all. End of story.

 

Media and Select Committee Continue to Lie About Sicknick
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
News outlets such as the Times continue to "sanitize" and "exaggerate". Exploiting the early death of a police officer—by all accounts a good man who loved and served his country—to score political points cheapens Sicknick’s life. And it’s not the fault of those insisting on the truth but those who peddle falsehoods, portray innocent men as murderers, and seek sympathy. That’s the real tragedy behind Officer Brian Sicknick’s story.

Mollie Hemingway: Republicans Need To Understand Why Its Prospects Are So Good, Trump Reshaped The Party
Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics
Hemingway told Stuart Varney. "It is the policies people are rejecting. They don't like what is happening to the country and on the policy issue Democrats are in lockstep agreement. At best you have two elected members of the Democrat party opposing the Biden agenda and usually they are going along with it as well, the two Senators. It is those ideas people are rejecting and that's why Democrats are going to face electoral defeat."

Go Thither, Bret Stephens
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Trump's supporters are still with him because every concern that led them to him in the first place aren’t just unresolved, they’re worse. And no one in the NeverTrump pet-conservative establishment in which Bret Stephens delights in dwelling has lifted a finger to address them. Which says volumes. And it all comes down to this: Bret Stephens is an enemy. He just doesn’t have the gallon of gall it’s required to honestly admit it.

At Washington Summit, Republicans Forge a Vision for the Future
Dan M. Berger, The Epoch Times
As Republicans try to win back Congress in this year's elections, Speaker Newt Gingrich called on them to run “a big campaign, not a small one.” The former speaker said the campaign should be based on the serious questions facing Americans, such as rising food and energy costs, a crime wave aggravated by progressive prosecutors, foreign policy weakness, and schools disregarding parents’ wishes about what their children are taught.

Ron DeSantis Comes Out Against Chinese Buying Land in Florida
Grant Holcomb, The Star News Network
“I don’t think they should be able to do it,” DeSantis said. “I think the problem is these companies have ties to the CCP, and it’s not always apparent on the face of whatever a company is doing – but I think it’s a huge problem.” DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have taken measures to try and limit the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in American institutions. In 2021, Florida banned CCP-inspired Confucius Institutes.

China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
However this collision over a potential Pelosi visit plays out, the U.S. is paying the price for having adopted, decades ago, a policy of building up China in the hope and expectation that Beijing would evolve into a benign and friendly rival and competitor of the United States. Biden has said (though his staff has sought to walk it back) we will fight to defend Taiwan. A U.S.-China collision appears inevitable. When and where?

 

How To Erode the World’s Greatest Military
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The crisis in the military transcends even the Afghanistan misadventure, unsupported accusations against an entire demographic, the erosion of military familial loyalty, freelancing politicized officers, and asymmetrical applications of laws and codes.  Fairly or not, the perception among the public and our enemies is that the U.S. military has become a driven political entity that transcends defending the U.S. and its interests.

Democrats Discover Another ‘Threat to Democracy’
David Catron, The American Spectator
Marc Elias and the other flying monkeys will create as much chaos as possible during the upcoming midterms. The question will, however, be resolved by 2024, and that clearly worries the Democrats. If the North Carolina legislature prevails in Moore v. Harper, it will become far more difficult for state courts or officials to meddle with election laws passed by duly elected state legislatures. It will be very good for Democracy.

Don't Let Them Reset Society to Make You Into a Bug-Eating Serf
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Bullies love the raw exercise of power. Making you miserable is a manifestation of their urge to dominate and crush. That’s the genesis of those  seemingly insane moves around the world like Sri Lanka giving up fertilizer or agricultural powerhouse Holland evicting farmers. But these moves - including the destruction of our own energy industry - only seem insane if you refuse to accept their ultimate goal. They want to hurt you.

 

Liz Cheney Trailing Behind Trump-Backed Harriet Hageman in US House Race: Poll
Katabella Roberts, The Epoch Times
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is trailing significantly behind Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman in the race for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat in August, according to a recent poll in the Casper Star-Tribune. Former Republican National Committee member Hageman is leading the way with 52 percent of the public support according to the poll, while three-term incumbent Cheney’s support is at 30 percent. The vote is set for August 16.

Diamondbacks Great Curt Schilling: ‘Backstabber’ Mike Pence’s Campaigning Against Kari Lake Betrays Hatred for Trump
Neil W. McCabe, The Star News Network
Neil W. McCabe, the national political editor of The Star News Network, interviewed World Series hero Curt Schilling about former Vice President Michael R. Pence’s visit to Arizona to campaign against the GOP gubernatorial hopeful endorsed by President Donald J. Trump, Kari Lake. Schilling said that as a fellow Christian, he thought Pence was a good partner for Trump, but in the end, believes that Pence stabbed Trump in the back.

K-12 schools scramble for teachers weeks before classes start because of COVID burnout
Sean Salai, The Washington Times
America’s public schools are struggling with a wave of departures by COVID-fatigued teachers just weeks before the first day of class. Reports show test scores have plunged for children who learned at home during the pandemic, adding to the pressure on poor districts to make up lost ground. Districts are bracing for a flood of anxious and depressed students returning after three years of school closures, mask mandates and learning gaps.

 

Release the ‘Colbert Nine’ Records
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Matthew Graves may get away with refusing to bring criminal accountability to Colbert’s crew, but House Republicans can bring some measure of public accountability. Capitol Police have turned over “the entire package of information—including all Department paperwork, defendants’ statements, [and] all relevant camera footage” related to the arrests to Jordan and Davis. They should do what the January 6 committee still refuses to do.

What Makes Biden So Pugnacious?
Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org
We have written dozens of blank checks to nations not only in Europe but also in the Middle East and Asia to come and fight to defend their borders. Yet, the border most critical to us, the U.S.-Mexican border, is being overrun by a quarter of a million migrants every month, with the worst of them bringing in the fentanyl that killed 100,000 of America’s young last year. And bellicose Joe Biden has done next to nothing about it.

Democrat Arrests at D.C. Dobbs Protests Reek of Desperation
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
Democrats feel less comfortable passing legislation than protesting the power structure, which they possess. When inflation hits 9.1 percent, the economy contracts, foreign policy disasters strike in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and points beyond, and the titular leader of the party shakes hands with Caspar, diagnoses himself with cancer, and falls off bikes, down stairs, and asleep, best to pose not at the controls but on the barricades.

DC feels sting of Biden border policy
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Local Democrats' real problem is with Joe Biden. The massive influx of illegal border crossers is a problem for all of the country, not just the areas closest to the border. When this argument erupted, Christina Pushaw, who is a spokeswoman for another Republican governor, Florida's Ron DeSantis, tweeted, "If wealthy NYC cannot handle an influx of migrants, what makes you think small working-class Texas border towns can handle it?"

Republicans Must Beware Globalist Pre-Election Gas and Stock Price Manipulation
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Those of us who seek a return to the America of only a few years ago should beware. It isn’t a time to be suckered. The economy is clearly in terrible shape with rampant inflation, but it can be patched up until November—perhaps not a whole lot, but just enough. Then, after November, that patch can be released like the cork on a kettle and all hell be let loose. Study the manipulations and report and publicize them as they are made.

Former President Trump Touts Kari Lake, Blake Masters in Arizona Speech
Cooper Moran, The Star News Network
Former President Trump touted Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters at his rally in Prescott Valley. The event, which attracted hundreds of supporters, featured speeches from former National Intelligence Director Ric Grenell, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, and AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward—in addition to multiple candidates. Trump encouraged voters to flock to the poll to fire “radical Democrats.”

 

The Left Should Be Happy with Biden
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Americans are irate that Biden's cabinet never responds to frequent disasters. Instead, the Democrats deny the crises even exist. Or they blames their own self-created messes on Russians, or Trump, or their own Democratic senators who balked at printing more trillions of dollars. Now the Left is looking for a younger, more charismatic, and more glib replacement president to advance their stale unpopular agendas. What will change?

Birx’s Book Damages Trump and Disqualifies Pence
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
There has to be a lesson learned, particularly if Trump is the GOP nominee in 2024. Nuts like Deborah Birx have to be swept out of the government before they have the opportunity to destroy the country. And if they can’t be identified so quickly, they’ve got to be dispatched when they do surface and begin doing damage. And if federal civil service laws and regulations stand in the way of that, then by all means let’s dispatch those.

The Next Republican President Must Fix the Military First
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
The next president must ruthlessly purge the social justice poison and recreate the combat readiness mindset. Morale will do a 180 in a couple of months, and that's points on the board for a new president, as well as setting the stage for further military reforms (acquisitions, looking at you!). Now, generals, admirals, and senior defense bureaucrats can offer excuses instead of achievements. The secret is to tolerate no excuses.

Kari Lake, Blake Masters Up Double Digits in Their Races: Poll
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
The Arizona primary election is less than two weeks away (August 2) and large numbers of undecided voters contribute to wavering poll numbers. However, a new poll by Gateway Pundit/Cygnal of likely Republican primary voters conducted on July 12 and 13 on the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial GOP primary races shows the Donald Trump-endorsed candidates, Kari Lake for governor and Blake Masters for U.S. Senate, leading by double digits.

'Refugee from mainstream higher education': UCLA professor quits over 'Woke takeover'
Heather Hamilton, Washington Examiner (Restoring America)
UCLA tenured professor Joseph Manson, 62, described himself as a “refugee from mainstream higher education.” "I strongly suspect that mainstream U.S. higher education is morally and intellectually corrupt, beyond the possibility of self-repair, and therefore no longer a worthwhile setting in which to spend my time and effort,” Manson wrote on his blog. Manson decided to retire from his anthropology position, one he held since 2000.

When Millionaires and Billionaires Leave, Everyone Loses
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
Blue states California, New York and Illinois lose billions of tax dollars and many tens of thousands of jobs as a result of the migration of rich people leaving high-tax and high-crime states. It seems to happen every day.The moral of these stories is that class warfare liberals can’t seem to help themselves. They always kill the geese that lay the golden eggs. Pretty soon, blue-state America won’t have any more rich geese to pluck.

 

A Good Guy with a Gun
Editors, National Review
Just 15 seconds elapsed between the beginning of the shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall and Elisjsha Dicken’s intervening. Thank God he was there. “Many more people would have died last night,” Greenwood police recorded at a press conference on Monday, “if not for a responsible armed citizen that took action very quickly within the first two minutes of the shooting.” A community — and a nation — owes Elisjsha Dicken its thanks.

NeverTrump’s Latest Attempt To Dismiss Election Concerns Is Particularly Dishonest
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Making sure that voting is fair is one of the most important issues in the country. That’s why it remains a top concern to Republican voters, even as Washington, D.C., rolls out every member of the establishment to try to force them to fall in line with weak and insecure voting provisions. If they want to convince voters outside their bubble, they should try far harder than with this report (The Conservative Case that Trump Lost...).

Will GOP Be a ‘Much More Militant Majority’?
Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics
Kevin McCarthy very much wants to be the next speaker, and an endorsement from Trump, who very much wants to be president again, may be key to picking up that gavel. That the three men (McCarthy, Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump) will gather under the AFPI banner next week could signal just how differently House Republicans will govern under McCarthy than they did under his immediate GOP predecessors (RINOs John Boehner and Paul Ryan).

Resign, Joe
Josh Hammer, The American Spectator
The doddering dolt from Delaware currently boasts a 38.7 percent average job approval rating. At this point, with even the Times turning on him, Biden is not going to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2024. The relevant question is whether he should resign right now. He should. Because as dangerous as Kamala Harris would be as president, she would at least be mildly less likely to let her tongue slip us into World War III.