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Put Not Your Faith in Manchin
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has absolutely no intelligent political reason to stay a Democrat. And yet he’s still a Democrat. This is the game. It’s a farce and a fraud. There is no substance or merit in it. Joe Manchin isn’t a moderate. He certainly isn’t a conservative. He’s a grifter to whom the only thing that matters is hanging on to political power. In West Virginia that means pretending he’s not on Chuck Schumer’s side.

New Capitol Video Contradicts Justice Department, Media Narrative on January 6
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
The footage, a slice of the 14,000 hours of video that the Justice Department and Capitol Police want kept under strict protective orders, clearly contradicts many of the government’s allegations about what happened on January 6. Hundreds of January 6 defendants have been charged with trespassing or “parading” in the Capitol when this video clearly proves law enforcement held open doors and did not stop protesters from coming inside.

Trump Will Remake Social Media and Our Lives With TRUTH Social
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Donald J. Trump has announced plans to remake the social media space. The 45th president clearly aimed to take on Big Tech—the Zuckerbergs of the world, not his friends and supporters like Jason Miller of Gettr—on their own playing field and, much as many of us have mixed feelings about social media in general, it’s a fact of modern life and someone has to do something about its increasingly pernicious (to put it mildly) influence.

When The Economy Goes Woke, Everyone Gets Dumber And Poorer
Rachel Bovard, The Federalist
Wokeness is utterly self-defeating. It’s making us all culturally dumber and poorer. In that way, it is not unlike the decision by New York City to bar gifted and talented programs in public schools (because they’re deemed racist), putting yet another chasm of opportunity between gifted poor kids in public schools and gifted rich kids who are privately educated. Woke Inc. remains stubbornly ignorant of who this is all hurting the most.

Virginia university blocks College Republicans from campaigning for Glenn Youngkin
Virginia Aabram, Washington Examiner
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sent a letter to Washington and Lee university demanding it to allow the Republicans to campaign for their preferred candidate after student activities director Kelsey Goodwin allegedly told the club president, Lillian Gillespie, to remove campaign materials for Youngkin at the annual activity fair in September because they could risk the private university’s tax-exempt status.

Warnings and Threats -- or Bluster and Bluff
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
A brief summation of Biden's confrontational postures. We are openly warning Russia that the U.S. may soon bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO. We are openly warning Iran that time is running out. We are putting China on notice that we do not accept its broad claims to the islets of the East and South China Seas. Now congressional leaders in both parties are crafting measures to give Biden authorization to take us to war with China.

 

Sheer Chaos and Anarchy on the Border?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
One man’s anarchy is another’s road to justice. Keep that mentality in mind and the absurdities mouthed by Biden, Klain, Jen Psaki, DHS's Alejandro Mayorkas, Pete Buttigieg, or the Squad make perfect sense. They are trying to explain to us dummies that what we think is purgatory is actually the new paradise — a promised land that, once we are properly programmed and educated, we too will welcome and thank them for our deliverance.

Christopher Steele, the Foreigner Who Interfered in Our Election
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
The “problem” in 2016 was former British intelligence officer Steele himself. The turmoil to American democracy came largely from him. He sparked an unfounded investigation against Trump that not only undermined his campaign but also hobbled his presidency. Yet Steele, with the media’s help, continues to portray himself as the victim, not the villain, in the story, as if the scandal wasn’t his false report but Trump’s response to it.

Misty Memories For 'Colin Powell Republicans'
Tim Graham, CNS News
In 2008, Powell endorsed Obama over Republican John McCain, a fellow Vietnam veteran. Cillizza didn't try to explain why Powell would do that as a "moderate Republican." Powell then endorsed Obama over moderate Mitt Romney, and then endorsed the Democrat against Donald Trump twice. At that point, he should be considered a Democrat. But each and every time, the liberal media treated this endorsement as an immensely valuable possession.

Monmouth Poll: Youngkin and McAuliffe Tied Among Registered Voters
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
“Youngkin (46 percent) and McAuliffe (46 percent) hold identical levels of support among all registered voters. This marks a shift from prior Monmouth polls where the Democrat held a five-point lead (48 percent to 43 percent in September and 47 percent to 42 percent in August),” the poll’s press release states. Likely voters has McAuliffe ahead by two. Monmouth said that some models show Youngkin winning by as much as three points.

Incompetent Democrats now blaming Americans for their mess
Tammy Bruce, Washington Times
Our current Biden debacle of a lack of workers, debilitated ports, scores of cargo ships stranded off America's coasts, and inflation across every sector, including food, housing, energy, are not the result of “the pandemic,” they are the unnatural result of disastrous decision making by human beings. These are the tiny tyrants who don’t care enough to think about the harmful impact of their irrationality or do think about it and get excited.

Alternatively, We Could Take the China Threat Seriously
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Getting serious won’t happen until we get a serious administration back with serious folks at the helm again. Today, we are in a crisis with a deeply unserious administration full of deeply unserious people working the most serious job on earth. I just hope when all the saps who voted for this clown car watch a mushroom cloud blooming over their blue urban enclave, they remind themselves that at least there are no more mean tweets.

The Stupid Money on the Right Rides the Grift Train
Ned Ryun, American Greatness
Donors on the Right can either close their eyes and ears, or we can open them up, have a reckoning about what it will actually take to win and respond accordingly. Because to continue on this same path is like rearranging chairs on the decks of the Titanic in the hope that we avoid a massive iceberg and the seating is to our liking. We either change course as a movement—in our funding, in our priorities, and in our actions—or we will lose.

Oh COVID, What Have We Done?
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
Hopefully, America will have a political revolution and vote out the COVID mandate tyrants, but that’s a full year away. Can the country survive another year of this? Or will most people move on and the elected officials will be dragged by voters back to sanity? Or worse yet, will the sniveling fear-fueled ninnies rule the day? We still have the TSA these long years later. Who knows what worthless things COVID will leave behind.

Trump to Headline 'America First' Policy Summit
Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics
The America First Policy Institute, the brainchild of the former president’s top domestic advisers, will host a policy summit Nov. 4 at Mar-a-Largo to celebrate what the previous administration sees as its key achievements and to plan future ones. The event, billed as “the ultimate gathering” of conservative leaders, will be a reunion of sorts for former Trump Cabinet officials, many of whom are now full-time staffers at AFPI.

Another progressive dream not gonna happen
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Supreme Court packing is not going to happen. Rather than a ringing call to arms for court packing, the Biden Commission's report will be a classic Washington nothingburger. And progressives somehow think they can enact an enormously consequential, far-reaching change such as court packing without even having a firm grip on Congress? Are they thinking at all? Of course the Biden Commission has come up with a do-nothing report.

Taxing America First
Stephen Moore, CNS News
The irrefutable conclusion is that the scientific experiment in how to grow an economy worked. Big time. Yet those on the left who are always lecturing us about "following the science" have opted to ignore the science. Who needs science when it conflicts with political ideology? If ever there were a policy that lifted all boats, it was the Trump tax cuts. The Biden tax policies to "soak the rich" threaten to capsize the economy.

Travis Tritt Cancels Multiple Concerts Due to COVID-19 Vaccine and Mask Requirements
Kaitlin Housler, The Star News Network
Multi-platinum-selling and award-winning country music artist Travis Tritt announced he will not perform at venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates, or testing. As a result, Tritt’s shows in Muncie, Indiana, Philadelphia, Mississippi, Peoria, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky have been canceled. Tritt is not alone (Eric Clapton) in canceling shows at venues that require COVID-19 vaccinations and mask mandates.

 

Are They Coming Apart?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
When the Trump derangement has played itself out, which it might already have given that Trump is starting to poll better than Biden, all that’ll be left is accountability. You’re already seeing the old-school Democrats screaming at the Hard Left with whom they’ve allied in pursuit of political power. They’re lining up to scapegoat Bernie Sanders and the Squad for what’s coming. They aren’t wrong, but nobody should sympathize.

Christopher Steele: Product of Corrupt FBI
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Steele is a symptom, not a cause, of what ails the FBI. The nation’s top law enforcement agency—by employing untrustworthy informants at taxpayer expense, peddling garbage documents throughout government agencies, and leaking classified information—flagrantly involves itself in U.S. elections on behalf of the Democratic Party. The concocted plot to “kidnap” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last year is the most recent example.

Marjorie Taylor Greene steps up national America First strategy
Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
In less than a year in Washington, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken the hard line against centrist Republicans, challenged Pelosi’s mask policies, and used her time freed up by a lack of committee assignments to mount floor fights on the Biden agenda and take her effort national. Liberal critics have delighted in bashing her, but it hasn’t had much of an impact on her growing influence inside the Trump-dominated party.

How Mail-In Voting Became a Democratic Electoral Strategy
Mollie Hemingway, Newsweek
Republicans tend to vote in person. RNC surveys of voters showed that many of their voters had complete distrust of voting by mail. Democrats strongly preferred to vote by mail, and the vote-by-mail system was becoming a major part of the Democratic Party's GOTV operation. Regardless of fraud and other concerns, the press saw the success of the mail-in ballot effort for what it was: an effort to turn out more Democratic voters.

Nationalism to Confront Globalism in Glasgow
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
World demand for coal, oil and natural gas is surging, just as the climate conference, whose goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate burning coal, oil and gas, is about to meet in Glasgow. Will nations such as China, India and Russia be willing to forgo the coal, oil and gas upon which 80% of the world's power plants currently depend, to be replaced by windmills and solar panels? Prediction: Nationalists prevail over globalists.

Gretchen Whitmer May Be Forced to Return Millions in Illegal Campaign Contributions
Cooper Moran, The Star News Network
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may be forced to return millions in campaign contributions that exceeded individual donation limits. Whitmer recently collected some donations as high as $250,000 — blowing past the $7,150 individual limit — by claiming she was under threat of recall. No real recall threat ever materialized. The allegedly illegal contributions, totaling $3.4 million, are the subject of a lawsuit by the Michigan GOP.

 

Election Fraud Is Alive and Well in 2021
David Catron, The American Spectator
Election integrity laws — which are supported by the vast majority of Americans — are misrepresented by members of the Democratic party, their media allies, and partisan think tanks as “voter suppression.” If we want free and fair elections whose results reflect the will of the people, fraud must be eliminated. The only way to accomplish that is for Americans to turn out in unprecedented numbers in 2022 and fire the fraudsters.

What Happened to the Beloved Military?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The highest echelon of the U.S. military is becoming dysfunctional. How strange that in the midst of a humiliating defeat and withdrawal from Afghanistan our military still assured us that culturally sensitive food was awaiting refugees upon landing in the U.S.—a group, we were told, flown out with gender ratios and unvaccinated, but shepherded by soldiers who will shortly be discharged if they likewise remain unvaccinated.

Trump 2.0 Doesn’t Need Social Media
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
It’s a good thing Trump stopped Tweeting, especially if he wants to win the next time, even if it had to be Dorsey who instigated the halt. It’s not by accident Trump’s poll numbers versus Biden have gone up pretty much consistently since. The 45th president was also banned by Facebook for two years. The same poll numbers show he obviously doesn’t need them either. If elected in 2024, Trump should lead the way in breaking them up.

Defund the Feds
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
We aren’t going to be able to eliminate the FBI right away, but when Pres. DeSantis or Trump II comes in, we can. It’s a given that the Director needs to be fired after the new president completes the oath, and his replacement needs to come in with the intent of overseeing the dismantling of the Bureau. Its relatively few proper functions – we have far too many federal criminal laws on the books – can be sent to other agencies.

The Teenage Girl Who Shall Not Be Mentioned
Tim Graham, CNS News
The national media is very selective in covering local crimes. Stories of police brutality can quickly become an enormous national cause, but brutality against police is not (unless it was Jan. 6). A horrible abortionist's malpractice is a local story, but restricting access to abortion anywhere goes national. This shocking assault doesn't match the LGBTQ "narrative." In fact, it's the exact opposite. Bias by omission seems mandatory.

Trafalgar Poll Shows Tied Gubernatorial Race, Fox Poll Shows Widening McAuliffe Lead
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
A Fox News poll found 51 percent support for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and 46 percent support for GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin among likely voters. A Trafalgar Group poll released the same day found Youngkin and McAuliffe practically tied among likely voters, with 48.4 percent support for Youngkin, and 47.5 percent support for McAuliffe. Real Clear Politics’ average places McAuliffe slightly ahead by 2.2 points.

 

Are the Good Times Over for Joe?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Merle Haggard asked: "Are the good times really over for good?" With all his chips now in the middle of the table as this session of Congress winds down, Biden's hand looks weaker and weaker. Last week, four polls found that half the nation — and in three of them, more than half — now disapprove of his presidency. In the 10th month of his four-year term, are the good times really over — for Joe Biden? Starting to look that way.

Was January 6 Part of the FBI’s ‘Operation Cold Snap’?
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Operation Cold Snap was an undercover “far-reaching, multi-state domestic terrorism investigation”. It’s hard to imagine it ended with the arrest of Whitmer’s would-be abductors. A more likely scenario is that Wray moved D’Antuono from Michigan to DC for what everyone knew would be a highly fraught period after Election Day. It’s only a matter of time before we learn how many “Big Dans” or Stephen Robesons were part of January 6.

Clarence Thomas' 30 years of fearlessness, foresight on the Supreme Court
Carrie Severino, Fox News
With three new justices, the court attained an originalist majority for the first time in memory. That yielded the best term the Supreme Court has had in at least half a century, with decisions in every major case refraining from the judicial activism that has so long plagued the court. For everyone who believes in constitutional government, it is gratifying to witness Thomas having his moment on a court he can finally call his own.

The Worst Is Yet To Come From Biden’s Vaccine Coercion
Sen. Ron Johnson, The Federalist
Like President Joe Biden, I was opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the start. Unlike President Biden, I haven’t flip-flopped. Unfortunately, we now know the vaccines do not preclude infection or transmission. As a result, we are forcing people to choose between their livelihoods and a freedom-robbing vaccination mandate with no rationale. We are only beginning to see the dire consequences of these ill-advised mandates.

Terry McAuliffe Lies
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator
Terry McAuliffe obviously lied, but why would he tell such a whopper? I think it is because Democrats such as Terry lie all the time. They trade in a regular discourse of lies and their supporters are used to it. They probably believe his lies. So, Glenn Youngkin had best get used to Terry’s lying. I would suggest that every time Terry tells a lie Youngkin respond with “There you go again.” That line has a familiar ring to it, no?

Biden: The Bully in Chief Reappears
John Fund, National Review
You can always tell when Biden’s aides panic over his sliding approval numbers. They send him to bully people. Last week, Biden called out companies involved in the global supply-chain bottleneck. Biden could do things that stop making the supply-chain problem worse. But instead, he’s cracking the whip on the private sector to fix the entire problem. All this just proves how little Biden understands his job or comprehends economics.

Will McAuliffe’s Wokeness Catch Up With Him?
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
What was once a point of pride for McAuliffe — that he is the progressive Southerner, dragging Virginia into the light — now complicates his chances of winning. If his attempts to demonize his opponent as a Trumpian extremist are falling flat, that’s because his own extremism is on open display. Like Biden, McAuliffe abandoned any semblance of moderation and wallowed in the party’s wokeness. It may cost him the election.

Fiscal Conservatives Can't Like the Polls
Tim Graham, CNS News
Will the Democrats have more hope of keeping the majority if they pass "ambitious" and "historic" spending? Free-spending Democrats always count on the liberal media to make the spending sound great with emotional terms such as "safety net" and "war on poverty." Faced with the media and their pollsters, fiscal conservatives are always going to sound like the nightmarish parents who send their kids to bed without supper.

Even in Red Tennessee Election Integrity an Uphill Battle
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Our electoral system is the most important of all going forward. When it comes to the flow of information, even 1960 is the Paleolithic Age. We can no longer be blasé about the “minor” corruption of our elections. Even a couple of dozen votes being switched in a swing state can, quite literally, change history. If we don’t fix our elections, we might as well be China. Bravo to the Tennessee Voters for Election Integrity.

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
There is much talk of a new American red state/blue state split and divorce. Our Byzantine interior and Roman coasts are quite differently interpreting their shared American heritage as they increasingly plot radically divergent courses to survive in scary times. But as in the past, it is far more likely that one state model will prove unsustainable and collapse than it is that either region would ever start a civil war.

Be Glad About Pompeo’s Doomed Primary Challenge To Trump
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Conservatives should be glad that Mike Pompeo is offering up himself for sacrifice of running a primary fight against Donald Trump. Many conservatives are open to a competitive GOP primary, not because they dislike Trump (they like him) but because they want to make sure we nominate the strongest candidate in 2024. Moreover, Trump needs a challenge to prepare him for the real fight in the general. And he’s not afraid of one.

Not one dollar: One-third of voters unwilling to spend anything to counter climate change
Valerie Richardson, Washington Times
A poll by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute found 35% of registered voters surveyed were unwilling to spend any of their own money to “reduce the impact of climate change,” while 17% said they would agree to kick in between $1 and $10 per month. The results were virtually unchanged from the institute’s poll conducted in April showing that 35% were unwilling to spend even a dollar and 15% drew the line at $10.

4,676,300 Unborn American Babies Murdered In Pelosi's First Speakership
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News
Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi voted "as a Catholic" for what the church correctly calls the murder of "absolutely innocent" human beings. Given that abortions killed approximately 4,676,300 unborn American babies during Pelosi's first four-year stint as speaker, and that she now supports legislation to legalize abortion on demand nationwide, she not only supports the murder of innocent human beings but is their mass murder.

Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates by Any Entity
Mimi Nguyen Ly, The Epoch Times
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order that bans vaccine mandates by any entity in the state, including private employers. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said in a statement upon issuing the order. “I hereby suspend all relevant statutes to the extent necessary to enforce this prohibition,” Abbott wrote.

What Happened to Jon Gruden Is Unacceptable
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
What happened to Gruden was too much. It goes too far. It’s a tipping point, like Merrick Garland siccing the FBI on concerned parents at school boards. There must be a reaction, and it must be disproportionate. It’s time for an antitrust action against Disney, ESPN’s parent company, and for a re-examination of the NFL’s antitrust protection, and maybe even a fan boycott of all NFLPA-licensed merchandise. Enough is enough.

What happened during the 2020 election must be investigated and discussed
Mollie Hemingway, Fox News
What happened during the 2020 election must be investigated and discussed, not in spite of media and political opposition to an open inquiry, but because of that opposition. The American people deserve to know what happened. They deserve answers, even if those answers are inconvenient. They deserve to know the effect flooding the system with tens of millions of mail-in ballots had on their vote. Excerpted from Hemingway's "Rigged".

Wisconsin Democrat Attorney General Says That ‘Fake Election Investigation’ Needs to Be Shut Down
Hayley Tschetter, The Star News Network
Wisconsin’s Democrat Attorney General Josh Kaul said the “fake election investigation” needs to be shut down. Kaul called the investigation by the Office of Special Counsel and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman a “partisan political effort” that lacks any credibility. Kaul believes a court would rule that subpoenaed election officials are not required to testify before the Office of Special Counsel.

Full court press in Virginia signals Democratic worries about Biden slippage with black voters
Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner
Democrats are targeting black voters in Virginia ahead of a closely watched gubernatorial race (McAuliffe vs. Youngkin), sending top surrogates to spur voters as national trends show the group souring on President Biden. Recent polling by Pew Research Center shows Biden’s approval rating with black voters falling 18 percentage points nationally to 67% since July, prompting concerns among Democrats as the Virginia race tightens.

 

Our Representatives, Not J6 Protesters, Defile the ‘Sacred’ U.S. Capitol
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
With the exception of a handful of decent lawmakers, the “sacred” ground of the Capitol building is occupied by “hostile participants” every day—congressmen of both parties, who hold American citizens such as Robert Reeder and the other 630-plus defendants in contempt. Those representatives have done far more irreversible damage to the country than a few thousand Trump supporters could ever do—and their rampage is ongoing.

Sink the New World Order Tax!
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
To sign on to this 15% minimum corporate tax would be to surrender our freedom to set our own tax rates in accordance with the values and beliefs of the party and administration the people vote into power. Why would any great nation agree to give up its freedom of action and have its surrender written into its national law and ratified by treaty? The GOP should use this moment to re-declare our independence on taxation.

They Hate You So Much
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Democrats hate everything about our people, our institutions, our heritage. Ask your Democrat friends what they love about it, and the response you’ll get will likely have something to do with Social Security or Medicaid or Obamacare or the civil rights movement, or even that Obama got elected and/or Trump lost. Their answers will tell you very clearly that what they love about America is what they can do to it. Not what it is.

U.S. Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Hauls in $3.7 Million Since Launching Campaign
Cooper Moran, The Star News Network
U.S. Senate candidate and former NFL running back Herschel Walker raised $3.7 million in the first five weeks of his campaign. Walker, who immediately gained an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, is running in a contentious GOP primary with the goal of challenging Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA). One recent poll gave Walker a lead against incumbent Senator Warnock by five points, roughly 46 percent to 41 percent.

Family ties: The White House's Hunter Biden answers fall flat
Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner
The White House's communications strategy of dismissing criticism regarding Hunter Biden is not deterring interest in the first son. Hunter's debut art show in Los Angeles this month amplified ethics questions — as has his delay in divesting from a company with Chinese CP ties. And with another exhibition in New York next spring, the issues he dredges up are poised to be a persistent problem for his father's administration.

Dems’ ‘Plan C’ for amnesty could protect 7.1 million illegal immigrants
Stephen Dinan, Washington Times
A new analysis says Democrats searching for a reconciliation fix could grant a tentative foothold to 7.1 million illegal aliens through the use of “parole” powers. Parole has been used to bring smaller groups of people into the country, including for tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees who were airlifted to the U.S. But Democrats are eyeing a mass parole that would cover a majority of illegal immigrants already in the country.

 

The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
What was the purpose for the opposition of the Left between 2017 and 2021? To usher in a planned nihilism, an incompetent chaos, a honed anarchy to wreck the country in less than a year? We could call the insanity nemesis for woke hubris. Or maybe it is karma, “payback’s a bitch,” or “what goes around comes around.” But there is no schadenfreude in seeing the Left destroy everything it touches—its claws tear all of us as well.

VA Dems Want Last Minute Voting Rule Change
David Catron, The American Spectator
McAuliffe and his surrogates are, according to Politico, pleading for online cash: “McAuliffe emailed his supporters last week with a simple question: ‘Are we blowing this?’” This is why Democrats who run Fairfax County want Ralph Northam to waive the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots. They are obviously worried their man can’t win without a little of that old 2020 magic, and it’s a good bet they are right.

There Are A Lot of Brandons
Kurt  Schlichter, Townhall
The cry that is “Let’s go, Brandon” is really dedicated to the whole garbage establishment that foisted this stumbling nitwit upon us in an effort to claw back the power we had given to Donald Trump and ensure that we peasants never again get a say in our own governance. Biden is Brandon, but he’s not the only Brandon. If we had a dollar for every Brandon, we wouldn’t need to raise the debt limit. We're surrounded by them.

McAuliffe Mentions Trump 18 times in 12-Minute CNN Interview
Susan Jones, CNS News
Democrat Terry McAuliffe made it clear he's running against Donald Trump, who isn't on the ballot and hasn't actively campaigned for challenger Republican Glenn Youngkin. Yet in the course of his 12-minute interview with CNN's "State of the Union," McAuliffe mentioned Trump's name 18 times -- so often, in fact, host Dana Bash joked, "I'm glad I have two cups here, so I can keep drinking when you mention Donald Trump's name."

RNC invests in Hispanic outreach as it courts key demographic ahead of 2022
Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner
In a celebration of Hispanic heritage month, the Republican National Committee is opening several “Hispanic community centers” and by the end of the month will have them in Doral, Florida; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Texas locations in McAllen, Laredo, and San Antonio. It marks the earliest in an election cycle that the RNC has ever opened these types of centers, and it is part of the party's multimillion-dollar minority outreach effort.

Time to Stop ‘Communism, American-Style’?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Merrick Garland made a big mistake in his frontal assault on the parents of America. Just think how many they are, parents fed up with an already atrocious public school system that served no one and was now being used for indoctrination. They are forming a literal army across the country. Running for school board is turning into the number one vocation or avocation, depending on the situation, for patriotic, committed Americans.

 

The Mob Attacking Trump's Lawyer Is More Dangerous Than Anything John Eastman Is Accused of Doing
J. Christian Adams, PJ Media
This week’s victim in the campaign to cancel attorneys is John Eastman. Our judicial system needs more lawyers like John Adams and fewer cowards. John Eastman represented a client unpopular to some and made arguments that were anchored to his interpretation of the Constitution. No matter your feelings on the election, the swarm directed against him is more dangerous to our Republic than anything he is accused of doing.

Trump blasts McConnell, doubles down on election claims at Iowa rally
Joseph Clark, Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday night. During his address, Mr. Trump also dug in on President Biden’s stalled $3.5 trillion spending bill, railed against the administration on immigration, and took more shots on the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. But his claims that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of Mr. Biden was a prominent theme throughout.

Man Accused in Sicknick Case:  ‘We’ve All Been Destroyed’
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Unfortunately, millions of Americans will continue to believe West Virginian George Tanios somehow is responsible for what happened to Brian Sicknick on Jan. 6, just like millions of Americans still believe Sicknick was killed in the line of duty by “insurrectionists.” Confronting a biased Beltway legal system is only half the battle for January 6 defendants; the court of public opinion is far less judicious or fair-minded.

The Collectivist Presumption Against Parents
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
For the Democratic Party today, the traditional family and religion do not complement the state but compete with it. The collectivist presumption against parents, for the sake of building a fundamentally transformed country, is a grotesque repudiation of the political and moral philosophy of the Founding Fathers, for whom the preservation of God-given rights and limited government served as the only basis of its legitimacy.

Thank Goodness Merrick Garland’s Not on the Supreme Court
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Garland is directing the FBI to investigate putative threats by parents against school boards. Many of us thought the answer to “bad speech” was “more speech.” That is what is implied by the First Amendment. What Garland demonstrates is the opposite—outright fear that parents' complaints may actually be justified and therefore they must be squelched by brute force (the threat of—or actual—incarceration), not “more speech.”

Are China's Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
It's hard to see benefit for either side in a war. China will never relinquish its claim to Taiwan, whose independence is recognized by only a handful of nations. Though facing the world's most menacing power, Taiwan, as of 2019, was still spending less than 2% of GDP on defense. Refusing to invest in your own defense, and relying on America to come and fight your wars, seems to be a tradition with America's allies.

So You Want A National Divorce, Huh? Are You Sure?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
For a while before COVID there was reason to believe we were going to pull out of our 21st-century slide. America isn’t over. Not yet, anyway. I’m not saying that this can’t happen. We may come to the point where it has to. What I’m saying is that if you think this is a possibility then you’d better prepare for it. And as it happens, a lot of what must be done to split this place up might just work in order to save it.

America and 'The Dying Citizen'
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Freedom requires constant reinvestment in and replenishment of a nation’s traditions and ideals. Self-criticism of one’s country is salutary to ensure needed changes, but only if Americans accept that an innately self-correcting United States does not have to be perfect to be good — and especially when, in a world of innately flawed humans and failed states, it remains far better than any of the alternatives abroad.

GOP support for Trump surges, most reject anti-Trump critics
Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
Support among Republicans for former President Donald Trump and his likely 2024 bid is surging, as is the rejection of any who decry him, according to new polling. Instead of losing ground with Republicans, especially after leaving office, the Pew Research Center found that Trump is gaining and that nearly half want him to run again. What’s more, most Republicans want Trump to remain the party’s major leader and spokesman.

Regulate Big Tech the Right Way – Unleash the Lawyers
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
We need to ensure Big Tech is terrified of suppressing conservative discourse instead of being eager to do it. We need to treat the industry with a whip and a chair. So, unleash the lawyers. Regulate Big Tech by letting the Visigoths of Litigation run rampant, pillaging and looting, until the mere thought of gagging an American citizen fills them with quivering, gut-gnawing terror. And then they won’t dare do it anymore.

Terry McAuliffe Did Not Go to Government Schools
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News
McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have allowed the parents of a disabled child to use funds that would ordinarily have been used in a public school to instead send that child to a private school. McAuliffe's own parents did not send him to government schools. But now he not only wants to keep other people's children in government schools; he wants to prevent parents from telling those institutions what they should teach.

GOP Governors Ignored by Biden Offer Solutions to Border Crisis Anyway
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
After a group of 26 Republican governors, spearheaded by Gov. Doug Ducey (R), sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting to meet and discuss the ongoing crisis at the border, the group is pushing forward with solutions. That letter, sent in late September, was ignored by the White House. On Wednesday, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) provided an update on what has happened since the letter was sent.

 

White House Weaponizes DOJ Against Parents
David Catron, The American Spectator
School boards packed by the teachers’ unions are ignoring parents and the Biden administration is weaponizing the Justice Department for the purpose of harassing them. It is difficult to imagine a combination of blunders more likely to backfire. Perverting public education in a way that voters see as harmful to their children is bad policy and worse politics. Joe Biden and the Democrats are already in enough trouble.

No, McAuliffe, Parents Absolutely Should Control Education
Ron Paul, CNS News
Fortunately, growing dissatisfaction with government schools is leading many parents to try to change school policies. Parents are also responding by pursuing alternatives to government schools, including the option hated most by authoritarians: homeschooling. The unnecessary coronavirus lockdowns and the teachers union officials’ support for keeping schools closed have also contributed to the growth in homeschooling.

Arizona Attorney General Grills Biden Admin on Border Mismanagement
Star News Staff, The Star News Network
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich asked DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a list of every official and agent who was “given the options of retirement or reassignment” since President Joe Biden took office, according to the letter. Brnovich was concerned that top DHS officials were forced out of their positions just as border officials encountered a record number of migrants illegally entering the U.S. at the southern border.

The Dirt on Dems' Reconciliation Bill
Betsy McCaughey, New York Post
Democrats are quarreling over the price tag of their Build Back Better bill, but the real problem is what's in it. The bill coerces workers to join unions, imposes racial preferences on every facet of life and redistributes money from workers to takers. Whatever the bill's actual cost, it's bad for America. The racial preferences and favoritism toward unions will further divide us. Not passing it would be the best outcome.

Pfizer scientists tout natural immunity in Project Veritas sting: ‘Antibodies are probably better’
Valerie Richardson, Washington Times
Project Veritas jumped into the debate over vaccine mandates with an undercover 10-minute video that shows two Pfizer scientists agreeing that naturally acquired immunity offers more protection than vaccination from the novel coronavirus. A man identified as Pfizer biochemist Nick Karl was shown explaining that after recovering from COVID-19, “your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination.”

Fossil Fuels Are Back—Everywhere Except in the USA
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
America under Trump was all but energy self-sufficient and an energy exporter. Thanks to the shale oil and gas revolution, the U.S. has access to more oil and gas (and coal) than any other nation. We have hundreds of years of energy supply. Now that the rest of the world is thirsting for U.S. oil, gas, and coal, the Left wants to shut down all domestic production by 2035, even though our fossil fuels are the cleanest.

 

Biden Becomes a Bernie Sanders Democrat?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
By capitulating to the progressives' demand — which translates to, "Both bills or no bill!" — Biden revealed where he thinks the party power resides, where the future is, and what he wants as his legacy. Hopefully, Manchin and Sinema will employ the leverage they have to prevent the worst of the damage this historically high level of spending — with inflation rising above 5% — will do. For now, it's Bernie's party.

The Radical Prosecutor in Charge of the January 6 Investigations
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Channing Phillips is not colorblind, nor blind in the application of justice, as Americans expect. Is he using his temporary post to punish white Trump supporters who participated in January 6 as a way to impose what Phillips views as “racial equity” in the justice system? Why is his office vengefully tracking down Capitol protesters, arresting people every week, while letting “social justice” offenders off the hook?

Did the Democrat Civil War Start in a Public Bathroom?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
We can predict the outcome of the Democrat Civil War. It’s going to end up exactly the same in politics as it did in other venues like academia, Hollywood, the arts, and journalism, where the Hard Left has chased ordinary liberals and moderates off and begun imposing ruin on the institution. But unlike those, in politics there are still some conservatives around to benefit from the implosion. So let the games begin.

The (Supposed) Sins of Sinema
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Sinema probably thinks she was elected by her constituents to represent what they believe. It’s a safe bet endlessly printing money for no sensible reason ranks pretty low among them. For the media-Beltway types, loyalty to the team, their team, almost always trumps loyalty to the people that elected them. They are the spiritual and intellectual mothers and fathers of the creeps that pursued Sinema into a bathroom.

After Backing McAuliffe in 2013, Virginia Black Caucus Endorses Youngkin
Peter D'Abrosca, The Star News Network
The Hampton Roads Black Caucus (HRBC), a group that endorsed former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in 2013, has now endorsed McAuliffe’s opponent Glenn Youngkin as the for the same position. “I am so honored and humbled, and it just reflects the fact that there is broad-based support for a platform that’s going to bring down our cost of living and cut taxes so people can keep more of their paycheck,” Youngkin said of the endorsement.

Bill Bennett launches online U.S. history curriculum to fight ‘anti-America’ bias
Sean Salai, Washington Times
Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has launched an online distance-learning curriculum to help middle and high school teachers cover U.S. history more rigorously and without political bias. The website, titled “The Story of America,” draws stories from Mr. Bennett’s bestselling books “America: The Last Best Hope” and “The Book of Virtues” as primary resources to sharpen students’ critical reading and writing skills.

Our Woke National Icons
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Joe Biden had little to recommend him as president, as his past two failed campaigns, and his early dismal 2020 effort attested. But once Biden rebooted himself as having no ideas or policies other than hating Trump and being the only “centrist” who could win, he was consecrated. All his racist slurs and looney statements were forgiven—at least as long as he seems to offer utility before abdicating to Kamala Harris.

The Cult of Abortion Under Biden
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
The abortion cult under Biden rests on this brutal utilitarianism that treats the unborn child as a sacrificial lamb. It is bad enough that the “Catholic” Biden considers this cult sacred while rejecting the sacred teachings of his church. But to make matters even worse, he wants all Americans to pay for the cult (Hyde Amendment), with the burnt incense of taxes. In the Biden era, no regrets about abortion are allowed.

Trump: 'I'd beat' DeSantis in 2024 primary
Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner
Former President Donald Trump said in an interview that if he enters the 2024 presidential race, he does not expect to run against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, adding that he'd "beat him" if he did choose to run. Trump said he believed "most people would drop out" if he entered the presidential race, including the Florida governor, who has been a staunch supporter of Trump during his administration. DeSantis won't comment.

Republicans Competitive to Retake Virginia House of Delegates Majority
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
Republicans have a good chance to retake the majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates, powered by historically-Republican voters in swing districts who were alienated by former President Donald Trump. To win the majority, Republicans need to protect what they have and take six seats. They see opportunities in Northern Virginia, metro Richmond, Virginia Beach, and downstate Virginia. Polls show the race will be close.

The Manchin-Sinema Game
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
For Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, this New Deal is No Deal. They are doing yeoman’s work taking the heat for a bunch of other senators who likewise have no desire to walk Pelosi’s plank next year by voting for the zillion-dollar printing press green-light that is the reconciliation infrastructure bill, where everything is infrastructure. So, I guess, the middle fingers of Sinema and Manchin are infrastructure too.

The Media Roots for Routing Republicans
Tim Graham, CNS News
Republican mavericks are cherished; Democrat mavericks are despised. Republicans are only useful if they help Dems with their goals. Democrats are only useful if they help Democrats with their goals. The media elites, like Biden, pretend to be bipartisan unifiers in occasional bursts of public rhetoric, but their behavior "in office" is entirely different. They don't participate in politics as moderators or referees.

 

The Death of Social Conservatism in the GOP
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
That the GOP proves no match for the liberals in the culture war is a legacy of establishment Republicans. They wanted the votes, not the values, of social conservatives. They had no intention of stopping the de-Christianization of the country. Progressivism now appears impossible to get out of the party. Consequently, we expect fronts in the culture war to continue to fall, not in spite of the GOP but because of it.

Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year?
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
In the wake of George Floyd's death, "Defund the Police!" became the chant of 100 leftist protests. Police funds were cut. Elites turned hostile to cops they once hailed as "first responders." Demoralized, many police ceased to be proactive. Police resignations and retirements came in record numbers. When society's peace forces were morally disarmed, their natural enemies, the criminal element, seized the opportunity.

Whitmer Case Exposes Pattern of FBI Misconduct
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
The integrity of the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot quickly is eroding, just like the narrative about January 6. Whatever shady conduct is revealed about FBI agents and informants related to January 6, one thing is certain: The conduct of FBI assets in the Whitmer case probably is not an outlier but rather, as increasingly appears to be the case, standard operating procedure at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Virginia Republicans Were Idiotic To Have Democratic Partisan Chuck Todd Moderate A Debate
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Of all the ways Republican officials allow their voters to be treated like second-class citizens, permitting left-wing journalists to host political debates is one of the most egregious. No Republican candidate worth his or her salt, and no Republican organization, should allow himself or herself to take part in rigged debates hosted by left-wing journalists any more. Partisan liar Todd should be nowhere near the stage.

Silver Bullets for Mask Mandates
Daniel Oliver, American Greatness
There is no medical reason to wear a mask; it has been amply proven that masks are completely useless in normal circumstances. Mask mandates are now very political. They are very political precisely because they make no medical sense. The mask mandates are just instances of politicians misusing their powers in an attempt to control the population. Free people should not give in to that—if they want to remain free people.

Virginia’s economic growth in McAuliffe’s term as governor trailed peer states
Kerry Picket, Washington Times
According to the BLS, before McAuliffe took office, employment in Virginia was 4,021,840. By the end of McAuliffe‘s term, employment was 4,204,892. That is an increase of 183,052 jobs, or 4.6%. Other states, including neighboring Maryland, all increased jobs by a higher percentage. This includes Florida (10.2%), Georgia (11.9%), North Carolina (8.5%), South Carolina (7.5%), Tennessee (9.5%), Texas (8.1%), and Maryland (12.8%).

 

When Joe Manchin Will Kill the Filibuster
David Catron, The American Spectator
Sen. Manchin sounds like the voice of reason: “While I am hopeful that common ground can be found ..., I cannot — and will not — support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces.” But Joe's just keeping his powder dry. When his “voting rights” bill reaches the Senate floor, he will blow up the filibuster and jam the Freedom to Vote Act down our throats.

Orwell and the Woke
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
For the non-white Other, wokism is a top-down revolution of celebrities, intellectuals, actors, activists, academics, grifters, lawyers, and the upper-middle class and rich. They're not calling for a Marshall Plan to bring classical education to the inner city. They themselves have little desire to move in or spread their wealth. They rarely mentor others on their shrewd capitalist expertise that made themselves rich.

Every Republican Is 'Literally Hitler,' So Stop Caring What Libs Say
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
We can’t get wrapped up in the unfairness of it all – life’s not fair. But we can sure point out the lie to the unwoke folks with humor and determination and proudly offer them conservative solutions that have a proven track record of success. We can’t conform to anything the elite or the regime media wants, ever. That’s a loser’s game, and we need to be in this to win it. Republicans, be loud. Be proud. Be conservative.

'No-Win' Kamala Still Has Fans in the Press
Tim Graham, CNS News
They say when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When it comes to Vice President Kamala Harris, she can count on energetic admirers in the press who take on the task of making lemonade out of her lemons. One would think being handed "volatile social issues" such as illegal immigration, abortion, and voting rights may be very damaging for Harris. But no! Liberal extremism is no vice in the pursuit of the presidency.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Funds ‘Encouraging Adoptions as Alternative to Abortion’
Cooper Moran, The Star News Network
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Wednesday vetoed over $16 million in funds in the new state budget allocated to programs promoting adoption over abortion. Whitmer, a staunch abortion proponent, nixed spending “that either prohibits pregnancy service programs from providing referrals for abortions or would be allocated to programs aimed at steering pregnant people toward abortion alternatives,” according to Mlive.

Government of the Unions, by the Unions, for the Unions
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
Nearly every policy coming out of the White House gives special-interest privileges for the labor bosses. What we have here is a legal form of Democrats rewarding their donors with federal favors. That’s called “pay to play.” Or graft. The combination of big government and big labor is a witch’s brew of misbehavior and corruption. Who pays the tab? The 93 percent of American private workers who aren’t part of the club.

 

$3.5 Trillion Democrat Fantasies
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
Whether this behemoth budget bill passes or fails, the ruling class will have its vengeance and it will be swift and severe. If it passes, Americans will have their money tracked ($600 transactions). If it passes, the rich get tax breaks while tax dollars go for San Fran Nan’s boondoggle and fantasy Green New Deal dream. The government will decide winners and losers after two years of counting small businesses as losers.

John Hinckley Is Still Dangerous and His Unconditional Release is An Insult to Ronald Reagan’s Memory
Craig Shirley, CNS News
Make no mistake about it, John Hinckley is a killer who is guilty of cold-blooded murder, a murder that came about from his obsession with Jodie Foster. Like the death of James Brady for which he is responsible, whether or not Hinckley should be incarcerated was, in theory, cut and dry. At a time when the rule of law in America is being undermined daily, the decision on Hinckley was the worst thing that could have happened.