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January 6 Was the Worst Incident of Police Brutality Since Civil Rights Era
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
What made January 6 different than other protests? The answer is obvious. Trump supporters are considered subhuman by the ruling class. They are not entitled to the same protections, either constitutional or personal security, as any other group of Americans. That’s why police unleashed their fury on January 6 with impunity. Not only have they faced no consequences, both departments have received congressional and presidential medals of valor.

Trump says he’s ‘more committed now’ in the first early stops of the 2024 campaign
Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times
Mr. Trump marked his return to early primary states that played an oversized role in powering his stunning rise in the 2016 race for the White House. “We are starting right here as a candidate for president,” Mr. Trump said in New Hampshire. “To save America we need a leader who is prepared to take on the forces laying waste to our country and we need a president who is ready to hit the ground running on Day One and boy am I hitting the ground."

‘Ground Zero’ Arizona Republicans Sounding Alarm over Fentanyl Flowing from Border
The Center Square (Cameron Arcand) -- The Star News Network
Arizona GOP state legislators doubled down on their call to action on the border crisis, particularly on fentanyl, at a news conference on Thursday. The legislators said that the rise in fentanyl deaths in the state is deeply concerning and called for more resources to support law enforcement and greater education on prevention techniques like the use of naloxone for accidental overdose deaths. "We need to take swift action to deal with it."

America’s Allies Should Consider Going Nuclear
Doug Bandow, The American Spectator
Despite the hopes of abolitionists, nuclear weapons are not going to disappear. Pandora’s box has been opened, and there is no way to press nuclear knowledge, along with the weapons, back into it. The best Washington can do is restrict their use to the defense of America. And step out of the way if friendly democratic powers in Asia or Europe decide to develop their own. Ultimately, the problem is the messy world, not the addled Biden admin.

Pro-Life Activists Face Prison Time as DOJ Increases FACE Act Prosecutions
Beth Brelje, The Epoch Times
Passed in 1994, the FACE Act chilled some pro-life activity at abortion facilities. Starting in the late 1980s, thousands of pro-life activists willing to face low-level trespassing charges used to hold sit-ins, pray, and carry signs at abortion facilities around the country. But after the fatal shootings of two abortionists and three facility workers in the early 1990s, the FACE Act—which calls for federal prison and fines—was implemented.

Biden Judicial Nominee Stumped by Sen. Kennedy’s Questions About Constitution
Craig Bannister, CNS News
Sen. Kennedy’s tweet introduces video clips where he questioned Spokane County Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, Pres. Biden’s nominee to serve as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Washington. When Kennedy asked Bjelkengren to “Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” she replied that “Article V is not coming to mind, at the moment.” “How about Article II?” Kennedy asked. “Neither is Article II,” Bjelkengren said.

 

Re-Electing Ronna McDaniel Is the GOP’s Worst-Case Scenario
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Harmeet Dhillon’s the one. She’s got the plan. She’s got the energy. She’s got the new blood. And she’s tough. Electors, take note. How will Ronna motivate the people you ignored if you re-elect her? It’s ironic if Ronna were to win this RNC Chair race, her sole election victory while in that position would be to defeat the very Republican voters who she expects to dial phones, knock on doors, and open their thin wallets for the GOP in 2024.

The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Document Troves
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Did Hunter Biden ever consult or view classified documents while living in a home with them? Will there be fingerprint or DNA tests? Trump possessed contested documents as a private citizen. Biden’s files under contention involve the current behavior of the president of the United States. Biden ran for office, was elected, and serves as president with the full knowledge that during all this time he unlawfully possessed classified documents.

‘CRITICAL’: Sen. Cruz Calls for FBI to ‘Immediately’ Search Hunter Biden’s Home, Offices for Classified Documents
Craig Bannister, CNS News
“I actually want to make clear: I think it’s not just the files at the University of Delaware” the FBI should be searching for classified documents mishandled by Joe Biden, Sen. Ted Cruz said in his podcast. "It’s CRITICAL that the FBI searches Hunter Biden’s home & office locations given the vast evidence of corruption involving Hunter & Joe,” Sen. Cruz tweeted. A judge would have to find probable cause to issue the FBI a search warrant.

Penn Biden Center Hosted ‘Bootcamp’ for Congressional Staffers Promoting Closer China Ties
Bradley Vasoli, The Star News Network
President Joe Biden’s D.C.-based think tank operated by the University of Pennsylvania reportedly held a two-day “bootcamp” last year during which congressional staffers were urged to support greater cooperation between the United States and China. In the three years after the center was founded and Biden became a Penn professor, donations and contract payments from China-based corporations and research institutions totaled over $60 million.

Big Brother Gets a Seat in Your Car
Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator
Instead of allowing the marketplace to develop new technologies, government jumps on the technology-forcing bandwagon — and contorts it toward its own ends. Of course, a new government mandate will direct taxpayer funds to firms that build what our overseers prefer rather than what the market demands. Or we can just let the market work and expect, say, insurance companies to offer discounts for those who voluntarily buy the new technology.

US disarms itself to aid Ukraine
Byron York, Washington Examiner
There is another growing worry about the amount of U.S. military aid to Ukraine. The Biden administration is sending so many weapons to Ukraine that the U.S., already underprepared for a major war, is running low on munitions for its own defense. In effect, the U.S. is disarming itself to aid Ukraine. That would be troubling in any event but is especially so amid growing tensions with China over Taiwan. How deeply to commit to the current war?

 

Harmeet Dhillon warns of ‘crony capitalism’ at RNC, breaks with Trump on early voting
Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times
Ms. Dhillon, who hopes to unseat RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, said she would lead a full audit to find out who was hired and why to prepare for a shake-up after several disappointing election cycles. In an interview with The Washington Times, Ms. Dhillon said the RNC needs to take a more proactive approach to promote early voting and ballot harvesting. Her plan breaks with former President Trump, who said voting before Election Day invites fraud.

Georgia Should Crush Antifa Without Mercy
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Our experience seems to show that modern ways, humane though they may be, are a bit less effective in proving to the fanatics that their theories don’t work. Governor Kemp might at least send the state troopers or even the Georgia National Guard into the Atlanta Autonomous Zone to inflict a modicum of violence and incarceration among the insurrectionist Antifa mob before this affront to law and order destroys what remains of his capital city.

9 of the 10 Markets with the Highest Gasoline Prices Run by Democrats in 2022
Craig Bannister, CNS News
Except for Alaska, every one of the 10 markets where consumers pay the highest prices for a gallon of gas was run by a Democrat in 2022, analysis of AAA data released Tuesday reveals. At a national average of $3.45, the cost of a gallon of Regular gas on Tuesday was: Up 2 cents from Monday, Up 12 cents from a week earlier, Up 35 cents from a month ago, and Up 12 cents a year ago. Nationally, there are 26 Republicans and 24 Democrat governors.

Looking at the 2024 Presidential Election Way Too Early
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Ironically, the Democratic side may be easier to call. President Biden (whether he really won in 2020 or not) has huge and growing problems as his family’s foreign business dealings will be the subject of congressional investigations for the better part of this year and much of the next. On the GOP side, Trump would appear to remain supreme, at least if we are to believe the polls and the size of his crowds. But he does have an Achilles’ heel.

Youngkin’s Business, Personal Tax Cuts Pass Out of House
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
The Virginia House of Delegates passed Governor Glenn Youngkin’s bills to cut the business tax rate from six to five percent and the top individual income tax bracket from 5.75 to 5.5 percent. The two bills would also increase individual and business income tax deductions. The bills will need Democrat support to pass out of the Senate; House Democrats argued in favor of an alternate suite of tax relief more targeted at low-and moderate-incomes.

Pat's Pen. It carried more weight than most.
Scott McConnell, American Conservative
Pat Buchanan retiring -- I cannot say enough about what Buchanan managed to do in the ‘90s and after, creating almost single-handedly a counterpoint to an establishment conservatism that was not conserving anything, all the while subject to regular, orchestrated abuse from the most influential media organs in that establishment conservative world. It was abuse that, in my experience of his reaction, seemed to genuinely surprise him. Long may he run.

 

Police Injured by ‘Friendly Fire’ on January 6
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Potent gas that caused dozens of officers to struggle to breathe, see, or stand—some reportedly vomited—was used needlessly by law enforcement itself against a crowd obeying police commands and respecting barriers at the time. How many of the 140 or so officers reportedly injured on January 6 were hurt by the actions of their own colleagues? The false narrative about Sicknick’s death will remain intact and leveraged for political purposes.

Ron Klain Is Biden’s Brain (And He’s Leaving)
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
If you want to know why the lies and corruption are so pervasive within government, all you really have to do is look at the backgrounds and connections of the people metastasizing the rot. And Klain, would-be election thief, Supreme Court fixer, Obama hack, and ghost author of a plagiarized book, runs through 30 years of Democrat corruption in Washington. We should be glad — no, ecstatic — that he’s gone. He’s done too much damage already.

Attorney General Merrick Garland Warns States on 'Reproductive Freedoms'
Susan Jones, CNS News
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a warning: Any attempt by the states to ban or restrict abortion may be met with federal intervention of some kind, including lawsuits. "On the day Roe was overturned, I said the Justice Department would use every tool at its disposal to protect the rights of Americans to their reproductive freedoms. And that is what we have done. That is what we will continue to do," Garland told a news conference.

6 States Ponder New ‘School Choice’ Programs; Florida Eyes ‘Universal’ Expansion
John Haughey, The Epoch Times
Lawmakers in at least six states, including Texas, will ponder 2023 bills proposing to establish new “school choice” programs with Florida legislators looking to expand what is already the nation’s largest use of taxpayer dollars for private school tuitions when they convene in March. For advocates, “school choice” describes programs that give parents state money to send their children to a school of their choice, including private schools.

The Institutional Hostage Crisis
Christopher F. Rufo, City Journal
With his “hostile takeover” of the New College board, Governor DeSantis has initiated the first-ever attempt to recapture a public university from the intersectional bullies and to restore the necessary preconditions for a classical liberal education: respect for the institution, a commitment to civil discourse, and the pursuit of truth, rather than ideology. There is no guarantee that this gambit will work; we must defy the left's intimidation.

The never-ending war on Brett Kavanaugh
Byron York, Washington Examiner
It does not matter that none of it was true, that the accusations fell apart. Now, when the stories should be receding into the past, Hollywood steps in to try to fire them up again. Justice, the new documentary, won't change the facts of the case. It won't make the accusers more credible. But it can keep the protests going, and it can fuel efforts on the Left to delegitimize the Supreme Court. That's the poisonous legacy of the Kavanaugh affair.

 

Are Americans Still Capable of Self-Government?
David Catron, The American Spectator
The immense power wielded by today’s corporate media is unprecedented. But thankfully, their power isn’t absolute. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 partly because he used social media to circumvent the media and communicate directly to the voters. And, in February, the Supreme Court will hear a case that may end up weakening the unholy alliance between Big Tech and the corporate media. Self-government is not a passive undertaking.

Reckless Reparations Reckoning
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
If there has been any lesson, it is massive infusions of federal money are more apt to ensure social disruption and dislocation than alleviate them. In sum, it would be hard to imagine a more volatile idea than racial reparations in our current multiracial society. But if the goal of the architects of reparations is to accelerate our rendezvous with the former Yugoslavia or Rwanda, then it certainly may get us there far sooner than we think.

251,487: Record Number of Border Crossers Last Month; Biden Says GOP Using Number to 'Score Political Points'
Susan Jones, CNS News
The 251,487 undocumented migrants encountered at the border in December 2022 is up 7 percent from the 234,896 encountered in November 2022; up 40.29 percent from the 179,253 encountered in December 2021; and up a whopping 239.87 percent from the 73,994 undocumented migrants encountered in December 2020, the final month of Donald Trump's presidency. Republicans in Congress insist that border security comes before any so-called Biden "reforms."

The Case for Another Term for Win-Free Ronna McDaniel
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Some real talk. There is no case for Ronna McDaniel getting another term. She did not get it done in her three chances to date, and there is no indication she will start getting it done in the future. Maybe she’s a nice lady. Maybe not. I don’t care. Nor should you. More importantly, the 168 committee members who will cast their secret ballot on 1/27 should not care either. They should elect Harmeet Dhillon. There is no case for Ronna McDaniel.

Like DeSantis, Every Republican Lawmaker Should Block College Board’s Critical Race Theory Class
Joy Pullmann, The Federalist
It’s no coincidence DeSantis presided over a major vote-integrity effort as well as worked hard to defund race Marxists in schools, and was among one of the few Republican bright spots. Republicans who want to energize their voters should just copy everything DeSantis does until they figure it out, starting with his use of his authority to stop wicked idealogues from teaching American children to hate each other based on outward appearances.

‘Friendly Skies’? Interview With an Unvaccinated Pilot Suing United Airlines
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
The government has bought in on United (and other airlines). Floyd pointed out United’s behavior opens the door for the potential of all kinds of dangerous corporate control over its workers, one example being requiring female employees to get abortions or be terminated. He feels he and the others didn’t have a choice but to file their suit against United and its senior management. It was a moral imperative. The NCLU is helping finance their suit.

 

The Justice Department’s Double Standards on Classified Documents
Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal
There isn't equal treatment. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are handled with kid gloves. Carter Page and Donald Trump—not to mention low-profile suspects—face the bluntest federal law-enforcement tools. Despite all these advantages, Mr. Biden nonetheless faces a special counsel investigation. Yet the history here requires that probe receive extra scrutiny. The Justice Department seems unlikely to be done bestowing conveniences on this president.

Biden: 'I Have No Regrets' About 'Handful of Documents...Filed in the Wrong Place'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Biden said last week: "we found a handful of documents that were failed — were filed in the wrong place. We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department. We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly. I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets. I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It’s exactly what we’re doing. There is no there there."

DeSantis Admin Requires Universities to Report Transgender Medical Procedures on Students
Dan M. Berger, The Epoch Times
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in a memo to the chairs of the boards of trustees on Jan. 11, requested data from state universities on the number of transgender treatments performed on students under 18. Chris Spencer, director of the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, told the universities in a Jan. 11 memo to “provide all information or data for all individuals, including those who were under 18 at the time of any encounter or treatment.”

How RNC Policy Lost a Winnable House Seat
Matt Braynard, American Greatness
The RNC is responsible for two technology platforms that it makes available to state parties and campaigns: voter data, which is managed by their designated vendor, Data Trust, and online fundraising, which is managed by another designated vendor, WinRed. It became clear to me that the RNC’s primary goal with using those platforms wasn’t to help Republican candidates so much as to enrich RNC-connected consultants. Harmeet Dhillon would fix it.

Bye, Jacinda -- She’s one more neocommunist failure who ran her country aground
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
We’ll probably see Jacinda Ardern again. The same global media who inflicted her on us will no doubt find ways of continuing to do so. She’s only 43, and it’s inevitable that they’re going to try to elevate this overemotional, jumped-up leftist mediocrity beyond the touch of the voters. None of which changes the fact she’s one more neocommunist failure who couldn’t respect the rightful limits on government power and ran her country aground.

It’s official: Trump’s tax cuts paid for themselves
Stephen Moore, Washington Examiner
Democrats want to repeal a tax cut that worked. This would be like firing a coach who wins every game. An obvious question is, why are we running a $1.4 trillion deficit if we have an all-time high in tax payments? Because under Biden, spending has exploded to more than $6 trillion. Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem. It has a problem of runaway spending. It’s almost as if Congress is pleading for help: Stop us before we spend again.

 

Mexico Is Not Really an American Friend
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Mexico is a left-wing nation. The more it sends its poor to the United States, the more it feels Democratic politicians who grant concessions to Mexico will gain valuable new political constituents – ensuring still further concessions. One sure sign of historic national decline is the collective inability of a government and its people to defend their own borders and national sovereignty. Mexico would happily agree. Biden made it possible.

McCarthy Will Yank Dems From Committees, Give Left Stiff Dose of Its Own Poison
DeRoy Murdock, The American Spectator
Republicans must stop being nice to Democrats. Democrats play scorched-Earth politics. Fine. Republicans should scorch the Earth beneath their feet. If Democrats want to return to the bipartisanship of Republican President Reagan and Democrat Speaker Tip O’Neill — who battled politically until 5 p.m. and then shared drinks and jokes after hours — they can apologize and buy the first round. Until that joyous day, may Democrat toes smolder.

Democrats Once Again Resist A Supreme Court Demand That They Respect Our Civil Rights
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
You will never use your gun in a crime or use it to rob or rape, to steal property or freedom. But it is your guns they target, and only your guns. Do they enforce these gun laws in the Democrat cities? Nope. Do they enforce them when it is a prominent Democrat’s son? Get real. Will they enforce them on you even on the flimsiest of technicalities? Hell yes. They just tried to make millions of you with pistol braces felons by executive decree.

‘Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom’: New Film Explores How Disney Abandoned Family-Friendly Entertainment for ESG, LGBTQ Activism
Craig Bannister, CNS News
Subtitled “How Disney is losing its way,” the film explores Disney’s degeneration from an iconic, beloved family entertainment enterprise to an activist political operation opposing parental rights and bent on indoctrinating children into liberal, “woke” gender and sexual ideologies. The film features the insights of renowned conservative leaders, such as MRC’s Bozell, Dr. Ben Carson and Bill Donohue, whose organization produced the film.

Penn Biden Center Appears to Have Published Little to No Original Scholarship
Bradley Vasoli, The Star News Network
The office takes up 13,800 square feet of space on Constitution Avenue, and Biden raked in $900,000 as its figurehead. Penn undergraduates acquired internships at the center but reputedly did not often see the soon-to-be president, who only gave occasional lectures rather than teaching full courses. And neither Biden nor any of his colleagues at the new institution appear to have engaged in much, if any, academic research for the university.

CDC Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys Despite Knowledge of Possible Link, Documents Show
Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times
Even before the surveys were rolled out in December 2020 after the first vaccines were authorized, the CDC knew myocarditis—a form of heart inflammation since confirmed as being caused by the Pfizer and Moderna shots—and other serious adverse events were of “special interest” when it came to the vaccines, according to a newly disclosed version of the protocol for the survey system. Updated versions of the protocol list the same 15 adverse events.

 

The Election of Republican National Committee Chair Is ‘About the Money’
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Do not make your political donations to amorphous organizations like the RNC. You have no control of where your money will be going or how it will be spent, or even if it is being used to support policies with which you agree. You could be working completely against what you believe. Donate your money to individual candidates whose policies you know you approve. You can follow the person's actions to make sure they fulfill their promises.

Biden’s big government is getting bigger and reaching further into Americans’ lives
Haris Alic, The Washington Times
Mr. Biden entered office with more than 11 million people employed by the federal government in some capacity, according to the Brookings Institution. That number is expected to grow since Mr. Biden and Congress approved big spending programs. The president’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act each included significant money for new government contracts and grants.

A Parliament of Whores in Davos
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
WEF Davos is now a giant bitch session about ordinary people and all the ways we’re making the lives of our betters more difficult. They hate us. Though they would surely like to do figuratively to us what they’re literally doing in those hotels with the escort-service pros. Except the prostitutes will make out considerably better than we will if Schwab’s Great Reset is ever put in place. It’s gobbledygook, but it isn’t that hard to parse.

Biden's ESG Investment Rules Threaten Your Retirement Savings
Stephen Moore, CNS News
What is insidious about the new Biden administration ESG rules is they permit and even tacitly encourage portfolio managers at firms such as BlackRock to violate their fiduciary duty to clients by allowing ESG factors to trump sound investment decisions. Federal regulators are supposed to be ensuring the soundness of retirement funds, not shrinking them. ESG companies were often worse when it came to labor and environmental law compliance.

Biden and the sanctuaries' dilemma: 'We're trying to make it easier for people to get here'
Byron York, Washington Examiner
President Joe Biden spoke after a sanitized four-hour visit to El Paso. "We're trying to make it easier for people to get here." Could the president have made his position any clearer? Indeed, Biden's appointees at the Department of Homeland Security have created a new way, an app called "CBP One," in which would-be illegal crossers can make an appointment to cross into the United States and have U.S. officials waiting to wave them through.

Ohio School Administrators Admit to Sneaking Critical Race Theory into Schools
Hannah Poling, The Star News Network
Mere days after GOP State Senator Sandra O’Brien (R-Ashtabula) re-introduced the Parental Education Freedom Act, an undercover investigation has revealed that school administrators in Columbus, Ohio, are sneaking Critical Race Theory (CRT) into the classroom. As part of Accuracy in Media‘s investigation, numerous school administrators admitted teachers are sneakily and covertly introducing CRT to their students unbeknownst to their parents.

 

New Body Worn Camera Footage from J6 Supports Calls for Release of All Video
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Representative Matt Gaetz are on record supporting the release of 14,000 hours of surveillance video from January 6. That demand has been met with some resistance from law enforcement; Capitol police officer Harry Dunn, who claimed protesters called him a racial slur with no evidence to prove his claim more than two years later, mocked the idea the tapes should be made public. We want the unvarnished truth.

Don’t Forget: The Bidens Are Trash
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Biden Filegate looks less and less like a Nixonian Modified Limited Hangout and more like somebody has decided to unload Dirty Joe before he tries to cement himself as the Democrats’ nominee for president in 2024. In other words, we all know he’s trash. He’s been trash for a very undistinguished and sordid 50 years in public life. But it might well be that his party has decided to bring him to the city dump. The Bidens did it to themselves.

Comer: Hunter Biden Lived At and 'Paid for a Lot of Living Expenses at Joe Biden's House'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Comer on Monday called Hunter Biden "a national security risk." "We know that Hunter Biden had business associates that worked for the CCP [Chinese Communist Party]; we know that he had a business associate that was considered the head spymaster for the CCP; we know that, as Ratcliffe said, he was involved with some less than stellar people from Ukraine, from Russia, and, you know, we believe that Hunter Biden is a national security risk."

Unlike Trump’s, Biden’s Classified Document Scandal Is Real
John Nolte, Breitbart
Biden’s documents were scattered. Biden was surprised to learn of these discoveries, which means he had no idea what he had. So you can bet the National Archives had no idea what he had. Looks like wherever Joe goes, he leaves behind America’s secrets. You get the sense Biden was throwing classified documents around like confetti. The people in charge of ferreting Biden’s classified docs are his own people. Are we not being told the half of it?

Kentucky Parents Fear for Children’s Safety After Student Who Wrote ‘Kill List’ Is Allowed to Return to School: Reports
Katabella Roberts, The Epoch Times
The student at Conner High School in Hebron, KY, who has not been identified, allegedly threatened several eighth-grade students in 2021 and suggested he would carry out a mass shooting. Some of the students named on his alleged “kill list” include the school principal’s son, according to local reports. The student was reportedly welcomed back to the school this month, a year after being expelled, prompting outrage and concern among parents.

Report: Children Under 14 Dying from Fentanyl Poisoning at Faster Rate than Any Other Age Group
The Center Square (Bethany Blankley), The Star News Network
Children under age 14 are dying from fentanyl poisoning at a faster rate than any other age group, according to a new analysis from Families Against Fentanyl. In the past two years, synthetic opioid (fentanyl) deaths among children surged. Fentanyl-related deaths among infants (children under age one) quadrupled from 2019 to 2021; more than tripled among children between the ages of 1 and 4 and nearly quadrupled among children between the ages of 5 and 14.

 

The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
or all Joe Biden’s talk about “semi-fascist” and “un-American,” “ultra-MAGA” Republicans, it is the Democratic Party that has far more radically changed. It is descended into a woke, neo-socialist, radically green party. And it is committed, as Barack Obama once promised, to fundamentally transforming America. How it proceeds with that agenda is now as entirely predictable as it is creepy. We are faced with a no-nonsense revolutionary party.

Was the Mar-a-Lago Raid a Biden Insurance Policy?
David Catron, The American Spectator
It’s probable that the Mar-a-Lago raid was just a preemptive exercise in damage control designed to make “Car-a-Lago” appear more innocuous than it really is. Its purpose was to indemnify Biden against serious consequences from his own misuse of classified material. This suggestion will be easy to write off by the usual suspects as a conspiracy theory, but Biden and the Democrats have been caught concocting more than one genuine conspiracy.

Rep. Jim Jordan: Why Do Democrats' Lawyers Get to Find and Hand Over Documents?
Susan Jones, CNS News
Why, Jordan asked on Sunday, are Biden's personal attorneys -- who do not have active security clearance -- allowed to do the searching? There's the obvious thing that so many people have talked about. It's this -- it's this double standard. It's -- Clinton mishandles classified information, they get certain -- Biden mishandled classified information, they get treated a certain way. And then, of course, President Trump gets his home raided..."

Senator Wants ‘Full Accounting’ of ‘Highly Concerning’ Capitol Police Failures, Delayed Jan. 6 Evacuations
Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch Times
Congress owes the people “a full accounting” of the critical delay in evacuating lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said. “I’ve sent numerous oversight letters to Capitol Police regarding the security failures on January 6th,” Johnson told The Epoch Times. “While I have received some information in response to my inquiries, many people responsible for security on that day have repeatedly failed to cooperate.”

Republican Faction Works with Democrats to Move the Party Left, Push Open Primaries, Ranked Choice Voting
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
As Democrats take over Arizona, progressives on both sides of the aisle move to codify policy prescriptions. Once group, Save Democracy Arizona (SDA), is looking into getting an initiative on the ballot in 2024 that would open up primary elections to everyone and possibly implement ranked choice voting. The new group is composed of Democrats and also moderate Republicans who seek to stop conservative Republicans from getting elected to office.

Mitch Daniels for Senate in 2004!
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Mitch Daniles is weak and defers to the establishment and institutions that hate us. We need GOP senators who recognize that this is not the turn of the century, that what our enemies falsely call “principles” and “norms” represent the weaponization of our good nature and moral grounding in order to disenfranchise and silence us. Mitch Daniels would rather throw down his guns and throw up his hands when faced with icky and uncomfortable fights.

 

What the January 6 Videos Will Show
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Kevin McCarthy endorsed Gaetz’s calls to release the footage. “I think the American public should actually see all what happened. Yes, I’m engaged to do that.” If McCarthy follows through on his promise, the world will see the biggest inside job—an actual coup—in U.S. history unfold before their eyes. Not only is it necessary to expose the truth of January 6 but to exonerate innocent Americans whose lives have been destroyed in the aftermath.

Drip … Drip … Drip
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
Whatever the seriousness of the underlying alleged crime, the handling of it seems unpardonable. The White House knew of this story on November 2. For obvious reasons, the administration kept this a secret until after the election. Did they hide this matter for another two months hubristically believing the story might magically evaporate because of a press and a DOJ that went from #Resistance to triple-heart emojis upon Biden’s inauguration?

Trump sees opportunity in Biden’s classified document turmoil
Joseph Clark, The Washington Times
Donald Trump wants to cash in on Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal. In a fundraising email, Mr. Trump called on his supporters to “step up and FIGHT BACK” against a “clear DOUBLE STANDARD” after the White House disclosed that Mr. Biden’s aides had discovered five additional pages of classified documents at his Delaware home. “5 MORE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS found in Biden’s home! WHERE’S THE RAID?,” the email from Mr. Trump’s campaign reads.

Oversight Chairman Comer: 'The Democrats' Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Comer: "I would say the Democrats' chickens are coming home to roost. So they had to respond in kind. But let me be clear. This special counsel better be just focused on Biden's classification, his handling of classified documents, not on our investigation. We're investigating the Biden family influence peddling. I think you see, with what we have learned about the Biden Center for Diplomacy, their major donor were anonymous donors from China."

Congress Must Ban Chinese Money to Our Universities and Professors
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Florida Gov. Ron De Santis is eying banning “China-based entities” from purchasing property in his state because of the economic and security risks. Between those Chinese entities and Bill Gates, a fair percentage of U.S. arable land is already out of the hands of our citizens. Congress should take its cue from Governor Ron DeSantis and ban those same China-based entities from investing in or donating to any part of our educational system.

 

Florida Cracks Down on Companies That Hire Illegal Foreign Nationals, Won’t Comply with E-Verify Laws
The Center Square (Bethany Blankley), The Star News Network
The state of Florida is cracking down on companies that aren’t complying with E-verify laws in an attempt to ensure they aren’t hiring people who are in the country illegally, including the American National Red Cross. The state Department of Economic Opportunity sent letters to six companies putting them on notice that if they don’t reply by January 16, their business licenses will be suspended and they won’t be able to operate in Florida.

 

What Caused the Political Hysteria?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Anti-Trump zealots, when out of power, insist such extraordinary measures should not be emulated and institutionalized by their opponents, much less ever boomeranged back upon their creators. Should the Republican House majority reply in kind? Somehow supposedly worldly and sophisticated partisans in their self-righteousness ignored ancient laws of what goes around comes around, of Karma, of Nemesis, of payback’s a bit—h, and all that stuff.

Yes, Biden’s Filegate Is Impeachable
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
It doesn’t matter that Senate Dems won’t take up the impeachments. The House impeachment trials are just the right kinds of ordeals that can shake loose chaos in the administration to match what it’s done to the American people. Remember Trump’s first impeachment and what a distraction and a mess that was? Why wouldn’t we want to gum up Biden’s team in a similar way? Create discomfort for Biden and his cabal. And see what it shakes loose.

Gingrich on Biden/Documents Case: 'This Is Not Going to Go Away. It's Going to Get Bigger'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Republicans are redoubling their pressure on AG Merrick Garland to appoint a special prosecutor. "If the FBI were serious, they would be looking at all of Biden's multiple homes; they'd be looking at all of Biden's offices for last ten years, just to figure out what else is there out there that we haven't seen yet?" Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News on Wednesday night. "This is not going to go away. It's going to get bigger."

DeSantis Eyes Ban on China-Based Entities From Purchasing Florida Property
Andrew Thornebrooke, The Epoch Times
“If you look at the Chinese Communist Party, they’ve been very active throughout the Western Hemisphere in gobbling up land and investing in different things,” Gov. DeSantis said on Jan. 10. “And, you know, when they have interests that are opposed to ours, and you’ve seen how they’ve wielded their authority… it is not in the best interests of Florida to have the Chinese Communist Party owning farmland, owning land close to military bases.”

The Conservatives’ Game of Chicken Pays Off, We Hope
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
This whole “THE GOP CANNOT EVEN ELECT A SPEAKER” thing will fade, to be followed by “THE GOP IS UNABLE TO GOVERN” thing that will follow when conservatives flex their new-found muscles. There are going to be more fights, and while we should not engage in dumb ones, some fights are necessary. Was this one? Yes, maybe not exactly as it went down, but in the end, we got the right Speaker and the right rules. So, it’s a good beginning. I hope.

Trump eyes S.C. event in late January to jump-start campaign in early primary state
Tom Howell, Jr., The Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump is planning to accelerate his 2024 campaign for the White House with an event this month in South Carolina. The late January event in Columbia will not be a rally but an “intimate” function to debut his leadership operation, Politico reports. Mr. Trump announced his bid in November, an unusually early launch as he contends with a series of criminal and civil probes. But the campaign had been relatively quiet.

 

McCarthy Is Our First Ceremonial House Speaker
David Catron, The American Spectator
For now, these people have what they wanted. The speakership has been reduced to a ceremonial position, and they wield far more power on House committees than their numbers justify. Now they must prove that they can govern with the narrow majority they were so anxious to control. Then they will know if “the juice was worth the squeeze.” If not, they won’t get much sympathy, and they certainly won’t be able to blame Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Leader of GOP rebellion predicts they won’t try to oust Speaker McCarthy
Mica Soellner, The Washington Times
Rep. Matt Gaetz said now that Kevin McCarthy has won the chamber’s top job, it’s unlikely he or any of the other GOP rebels will try to eject him despite new rules making it much easier to toss out the speaker. Mr. McCarthy will still face a threat to his leadership if he seeks retribution against those who tried to block him from wielding the gavel, Mr. Gaetz said, promising “mutually assured destruction” within the slim Republican majority.

What to do about Biden's classified docs?
Byron York, Washington Examiner
"I don't know what's in the documents. My lawyers have not suggested I ask what documents they were." Message: I don't know, and I don't want to know. Biden was unclear about what his lawyers were doing, why, and when. The only thing he is clear on is that he knew absolutely nothing about what his lawyers had done. Absolutely nothing. Whatever Biden knew or didn't know, hopefully, the public will soon learn more about what really went on.

Enrollment in Christian Colleges Surges While Students Flee Public Higher Ed Schools
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Student enrollment in Christian colleges and universities has increased at the same time many are leaving public sector schools of higher education. Public sector schools lost 1.1 percent of undergraduates last fall, resulting in a total two-year drop of 4.2 percent since 2020, reported the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Meanwhile, Jeremy Tate wrote many traditional, faith-based colleges have seen record-breaking enrollments.

US Big Three Auto Companies Commit to Making Cars That People Don't Want
Stephen Moore, CNS News
You would think that U.S. automakers would understand a basic red, white and blue reality, which is that Americans have a special and long-standing love affair with their cars. They aren't going to trade in their Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillacs and trucks for an EV. For many of us, this would be akin to taking away our firstborn. What's sadder still is that the Japanese seem to understand American car buyers better than the execs in Detroit.

House Creates Panel on ‘Weaponization of the Federal Government’
Mimi Nguyen Ly, The Epoch Times
The special panel would have various functions, including the authority to have subpoena power to receive information on intelligence-related activity. It would also have the authority to probe the federal government’s expansive role in investigations on U.S. citizens. The panel would also have the power to probe how federal agencies communicate with private companies to collect information on Americans, according to the text of the resolution.

 

The Shameful Exploitation of Brian Sicknick’s Death
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Travis Page, Brian Sicknick's friend, said the officer’s death is being used by both sides to score points. “I know it’s cliché, but when he was laid to rest he sincerely would want that to be the end of talking about him. Lawsuits, half hearted ceremonies, political tug of war, it’s not what he would have wanted,” he said. Unfortunately, few seem interested in honoring who he was or allowing Sicknick to rest in peace. Shame on them all.

No, Dirty Joe Is Not ‘Pivoting to the Center’
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Democrats say Biden is now pivoting to the center. What will happen is an attempt to make schmucks out of McCarthy and the new majority by offering badly disguised Democrat priorities under the color of bipartisanship. The real question is whether the House leadership is ready for the ruse and is smart and aggressive enough to smash it. This shouldn’t be hard; we’ll see if they’re up to the task. But nevertheless: Team Biden? Centrism? Please.

Can ‘The Magnificent 20’ Remake the Republican Party for the Better?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
To put an end to an establishment infested with “Six Degrees of RINOism” and to honor the courage of “The Magnificent 20,” the GOP needs what communists used to call a rectification program. That’s becoming evident from those Republicans who are suddenly rising in resistance to the House Rules package with the bogus excuse that it was negotiated behind closed doors, as if it could have been done otherwise, given the state of our country.

In McCarthy Negotiations, GOP Landed On ‘Most Significant Win For Conservatives In A Decade’
Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
From 30,000 feet, a four-day delay in the House speaker vote is hardly the outrage pundits framed it as. The rules package is mostly unobjectionable institutionalism. Sure, it’s remarkable HFC won these concessions, but only because party leadership in D.C. is so unaccustomed to losing. The press painted all of the HFC with the same broad brush and missed the real story: They out-negotiated leadership and changed the House in a serious way.

Conservative Republican: 'The Real Test for Us...Will Be...Debt Ceiling'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Rep. Bob Good told Fox News: “We have got to use the leverage that we will have at that time, because, as you know, the omnibus bill was passed, unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, we have lost all of our budgetary leverage through September. But we will regain that in the debt ceiling battle when we have that soon. And the full faith and credit the U.S. government is on the line for us to cut spending, so we don't face a reckoning some day..."

With visit, Biden makes things worse on border
Byron York, Washington Examiner
Even before his sanitized visit to El Paso, Biden's response to the crisis: Keep letting the illegal crossers in, only more quickly and smoothly. And call it legal. It took the president two years to come up with the new plan. During those two years, record numbers of illegal crossers poured into the country, and many were allowed to stay. Now, Biden is doing nothing to stem that flow but rather taking steps to make it faster and more efficient.

 

DeSantis Demands Universities Report on CRT and ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion’ Spending
Dan M. Berger and Darlene McCormick Sanchez, The Epoch Times
In a Dec. 28 memo, the governor’s office gave state Education Commissioner Manny Diaz and Ray Rodrigues, chancellor of the state university system, until Jan. 13 to produce the information. The documents should “provide a comprehensive list of all staff, programs, and campus activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory,” Chris Spencer, the governor’s director of policy and budget, wrote in the directive.

Red States Need To Stop Letting Academia Flip Us Off
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
It’s not education. It’s a joke. There are zero excuses for a guy who sweats it out on an oil rig in the Permian Basin wringing oil out of the dirt under the blazing sun getting dunned by the state for tax money that then goes to underwrite some nose-pierced princess’s degree in Marxist puppetry. Or Marxist interpretive dance. Or anything Marxist, other than how to stamp out Marxism forever. This must first take root out in the red states.

Gov. Abbott: Biden Is 'Two Years and $20 Million Too Late' in Visiting Border
Susan Jones, CNS News
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said of Biden's visit: "It just so happens he’s two years and about $20 billion too late,” Abbott told reporters. “He needs to step up and take swift action, including reimbursing the State of Texas for the money that we've spent but providing more resources for the federal government to do its job. Also, this is nothing but for show unless he begins to enforce the immigration laws already that exist,” Abbott said.

ICE Says It Provided Medical Care to Nearly 120,000 Illegal Immigrants in 2022
Just the News (Staff), The Star News Network
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed recently that it saw tens of thousands of illegal immigrants for medical services in 2022 spending $324 million. The bureau said in its annual fiscal report last week that over the course of the fiscal year it “provided direct care – including medical and dental health services – to over 118,000 noncitizens housed at 19 [ICE Health Service Corps]-operated facilities throughout the U.S.”

A Rendezvous With Rwanda?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
There is no future to this racial discrimination, segregation, and hatred. We live in a society, after all, where exercise is now deemed racist, weight loss racist and using the word “American” or “immigrant” racist—as the race industry is clueless that when everything is deemed racist, then nothing can be racist. The only method of avoiding a Rwanda-style chaos is simply enforce the Civil Rights-era anti-discrimination laws on the books.

How Will Newsom Play in the Rest of the Nation?
Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator
California has long been a Democratic state, but the move from Brown to Newsom signaled the move from a traditional liberal Democrat to a Bay Area progressive. The difference is stark. Past Democrats understood that they needed to tend to the basics of government as they pursued their bigger climate, labor, and other dreams. Now the tail wags the dog. There’s no price to pay for this in California. But how will it play east of the Sierras?

 

January 6: A Day That Will Live in Alchemy
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
The January 6 propagandists have to lie about what happened to justify comparisons to Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11. Their hope is to rally support around the new war on terror, one taking direct aim at Americans on the Right. If Trump supporters are truly America’s version of ISIS, then no amount of funding is too much and no criminal prosecution is too excessive to defeat the sworn enemy. Any dissent is unpatriotic.

President Trump Played Crucial Role in Getting Speaker Kevin McCarthy Across Finish Line
Nick Gilbertson, Breitbart
“His statements that he put out in support of Kevin McCarthy, it was like cement for our 201 that refused to move away from Kevin,” Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene said. “It told many of them that, ‘Look, the support is there.’ Trump telling everyone in that statement that ‘I’m calling. I’m working the phones. I’m talking with everybody.’ That was support that was needed at a critical time when members could have fallen off.”

Reports of GOP Rebels’ Insanity Are Greatly Exaggerated
DeRoy Murdock, The American Spectator
“Congressman Perry is fighting to end the status quo, and he remains open to any Republican candidate who will end the dysfunction in Washington. We’ve worked in good faith for months, and, if Rep. McCarthy comes around and accepts the offer to reach 218, we expect him to govern in good faith — and that includes no retaliation against those who have worked with us on behalf of the American People to change the status quo in Washington..."

This is what democracy looks like
Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Here we will have suffering, accountability and repentance. Those are not bad things. No. Those are the best things. Those are the wrenching life experiences that turn the mediocre into decent people. And Kevin McCarthy never would have done any of that unless he was forced to. None of us will ever do any of that unless we're forced to. So 20 of McCarthy's colleagues have forced him to become better and the rest of us ought to be grateful.

Biden Admin. Report Admits Canceling Keystone Pipeline Cost U.S. Up to 59,468 Jobs, $9.61 Billion in GDP
Craig Bannister, CNS News
Studies cited by the U.S. Department of Energy's report reveal that President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the construction of the Keystone pipeline had the following negative impact: Up to 59,468 jobs lost per year, Up to $9.6 billion of lost GDP (2011 dollars), Up to $20.93 billion of lost business sales (2011 dollars), Up to $6.5 billion of lost personal income (current dollars), and Up to 54,651 personal income lost annually per job.

Biden plans a regulation spree expected to exceed Obama’s red-tape bonanza
Dave Boyer, The Washington Times
President Joe Biden is unleashing a tidal wave of red tape as he imposes a governmentwide approach to climate change and social justice policies. The administration’s newly released Unified Regulatory Agenda includes 332 “economically significant” proposed rules, each of which would cost the economy at least $100 million per year. During President Trump’s final year in office, he proposed 199 such rules, and 20 were aimed at deregulation.

 

Did Someone or Something Seize Control of the United States?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
What ever happened to Election Night returns? Did the fact that Americans created more electronic ballots and computerized tallies make it take so much longer to tabulate the votes? How did a virus cancel the Constitution? Did the lockdowns rob of us of our sanity? Or was it the woke hysteria that ignited our collective madness? We are beginning to wake up from a nightmare to a country we no longer recognize, and from a coup we never knew.

Trump Is Not Going Third-Party, But He Could Still Try to Blow Everything Up
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Trump's loyalty is not to the party, and the same is true of his Only Trump supporters. He might not run as a third-party candidate, but he could certainly turn on the guy (or gal) who beats him for the nomination. The question is this: How much damage could Trump do to, say, Ron DeSantis in the general should he decide that if he can’t win, no one can? Would a Trump tantrum against whoever beats him for the nomination re-elect Joe Biden?

Losing Our Freedom to the Digital Pinkertons
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
Powerful people like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, who’ve gotten exceedingly wealthy while in Congress, doing nothing besides hectoring everyone else, will retire in luxury, having insider-traded their way to fabulous lifestyles. Meanwhile, decent average Americans will be spending their extra time in detention (in the Jan. 6 protesters’ cases, literally) and spending their pennies defending themselves from an all-powerful Pinkerton state.

Donalds: ‘In Any Corporation … the Board of Directors Can Call a Vote at Any Time’
Melanie Arter, CNS News
“The motion to vacate, I know this is really inside baseball for a lot of the American people,” Rep. Byron Donalds said. “Let me explain. It has actually been the rule in Congress more than 100 years any member could do that. Nancy Pelosi is the person that got rid of that rule. So as Republicans are we saying that we have to live under the rules of Nancy Pelosi, that's the only way to govern Washington? I think that’s not appropriate at all.”

In DC and Tallahassee, a split-screen moment for the Republican Party
Byron York, Washington Examiner
In Washington, Republicans are falling apart. Multiple agendas are at play, and no leader is strong to force competing factions to work with each other. Nationally, the GOP is in a moment of deep uncertainty about the course of its leadership: Will it be former President Donald Trump, now running a listless and erratic third presidential campaign, or someone new? There is a shortage of clarity and purpose about the future. Except in Tallahassee.

Elon Musk for Speaker of the House?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
I’m not enthusiastic about waiting for 133 ballots, but I’m willing to stand by for more. At this point in American history, we need the best person possible to serve as speaker. We should look for someone committed to transparency, freedom of speech, and, above all, the return of justice in America. Unfortunately, most politicians are far too conventional to think out of the box, but there are many out there in society. I nominate Elon Musk.

 

Seven New Year’s Resolutions for the GOP in 2023
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
1. McChange; 2. Start listening to your own voters; 3. Embrace the blessings of "No"; 4. Start winning, particularly in Kentucky and Louisiana; 5. Build on what Ron DeSantis is doing in the states; 6. Make and support conservative cultural content; and, 7. Make them pay. The GOP cannot spend 2023 as a low-energy, standing-athwart-history-yelling-stop party if it expects to survive. It’s time to get aggressive and show going red is better.

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