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Image of the Day: Americans' Shrinking Earnings Under Joe Biden

Joe Biden tells Americans that he's helping them by building "from the bottom up and the middle out."  But the numbers don't lie, and the ugly reality is that he's only dragging us all toward the bottom.  Throughout his presidency, wage gains (green) have been consistently exceeded by inflation (blue), meaning loss in real earnings (red):

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="455"] Bidenomics Means Lost Earnings[/caption]…[more]

May 19, 2024 • 11:05 PM

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On Biden Losing Significant Support Among Minority Voters:
 
 

"The progressive journalist Thomas Frank wrote a much-discussed book in 2004 titled, 'What's the Matter with Kansas?'

Right now some other like-minded journalist might be thinking of writing a book called, 'What's the Matter with People of Color?'

For Democrats, the polling among Latinos and African-Americans in the presidential race ranges from concerning to extremely disturbing, as President Biden sheds support to Donald Trump.

The Republican was so bold as to hold a campaign rally that drew thousands in the South Bronx, a heavily Hispanic and black area where Republicans may be rumored to exist but are rarely actually seen."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review
— Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review
Posted May 28, 2024 • 08:27 AM
 
 
On Patriotism:
 
 

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

 
 
— Mark Twain
— Mark Twain
Posted May 23, 2024 • 07:38 AM
 
 
On How President Biden Is Losing WWIII:
 
 

"President Joe Biden has become the James Buchanan of the 21st century.

"Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, widely considered history's worst, sought to mollify everyone, yet in the end pleased no one. Under his rule, the nation drifted ever-closer to secession and Civil War.

"More than a century and a half later, the world is devolving into a global ideological World War III. Russia, China and their proxies are actively attacking U.S. interests.

"Yet Biden's National Security Strategy remains rooted in fighting 'something less than two simultaneous or overlapping major conflicts,' according to a January Congressional Research Service report entitled 'Great Power Competition: Implications for Defense.'"

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Mark Toth, writer, and Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Sweet, Leader of the U.S. European Command Intelligence Engagement Division from 2012 to 2014
— Mark Toth, writer, and Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Sweet, Leader of the U.S. European Command Intelligence Engagement Division from 2012 to 2014
Posted May 22, 2024 • 07:33 AM
 
 
On Calls for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to Recuse Himself from Cases Involving January 6 Defendants:
 
 

"Last week, the left and their paramours in the propaganda press paused momentarily from their near-continuous assault on Justice Clarence Thomas to set their sights on a new target: Justice Samuel Alito.

"Justice Alito, headlines barked, must recuse from the pending Supreme Court cases involving Jan. 6 defendants and Trump's appeal concerning presidential immunity because a 'Stop the Steal' symbol was displayed at his house in January 2021. Democrats quickly joined the choir screeching for Alito to recuse. But to borrow a line from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the idea that Alito violated any ethical rules, or that the Code of Conduct for the justices requires his recusal from those cases, is wrong six ways to Sunday."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Margot Cleveland, Senior Legal Correspondent at The Federalist
— Margot Cleveland, Senior Legal Correspondent at The Federalist
Posted May 21, 2024 • 08:27 AM
 
 
Reporting on theMedia and Others Blaming Climate Change for Rising Insurance Rates:
 
 

"Homeowners across the U.S. are seeing skyrocketing insurance rates, increased deductibles, excluded protections, and canceled policies.

"Insurers say that they're having to adjust to changing conditions to remain profitable. Among the problems they blame is inflation, rising construction costs, and costs associated with regulatory compliance. But many insurers are also blaming climate change for driving extreme weather events and increasing losses, and much of the media coverage is zooming in on this narrative.

"However, the data on weather trends shows little evidence that the frequency or intensity of storms are increasing, and critics say it's a symptom of a much larger issue with a lack of skepticism and curiosity in climate reporting."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Kevin Killough, Just the News
— Kevin Killough, Just the News
Posted May 20, 2024 • 08:11 AM
 
 
On the News that Trump and Biden Will Debate:
 
 

"I didn't expect debates in 2024. It seemed to me that there was too much risk involved for both Biden and Trump. Nor is there a mandate of heaven for presidential debates. But the two candidates calculate risk differently -- that's probably why they are presidents. In their view, the potential upside of watching your opponent melt down is greater than the risk of tripping up. If you do implode, you still will have two months where the other guy can mess up.

"Such logic shook up the race this week. It's why we are on track for a debate on June 27. And it's why I will be watching -- crouched in a fetal position and covering my eyes."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
Posted May 17, 2024 • 03:19 PM
 
 
On U.S. Crime Statistics:
 
 

"Americans can be forgiven for suffering from whiplash regarding law and order.

"In recent weeks the Biden administration and many news outlets, including USA Today and The Hill, have touted declines in violent crime statistics to argue that America is becoming a safer place.

"'Right now, with 2023 figures and early 2024, the trends are all pointing down, in a positive direction,' Jeff Asher, whose New Orleans-based AH Datalytics is developing his own 'Real-Time Crime Index,' told RealClearInvestigations.

"Conservative outlets, including City Journal and the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, assert that minor declines in headline grabbers like homicides fail to capture what is really happening in the U.S."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— James Varney, RealClearInvestigations
— James Varney, RealClearInvestigations
Posted May 15, 2024 • 07:35 AM
 
 
Reporting on How Hamas Is Lying About Casualties:
 
 

"The United Nations cut its Gaza death toll figures by half, confirming that Hamas officials have been lying for months about the total number of casualties in statistics repeatedly cited by the U.N. and American government as proof Israel is harming civilians.

"The U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs drastically reduced its child fatality figures, dropping them to 7,796 on May 8 from 14,500 just the day before. It also revised the figures for the number of women killed, lowering them from 9,500 to 4,959.

"The U.N. has been citing artificially inflated figures for the last two months and says it relies on information published by the Hamas-controlled Government Media Office in Gaza. Israeli officials and regional experts have cast doubt on these figures since war broke out last year, saying that Hamas is known to artificially inflate casualty figures as part of its global media campaign to paint Israel as the aggressor."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon
— Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon
Posted May 14, 2024 • 09:03 AM
 
 
On the Prosecution's Dubious 'Hush Money' Case Against Donald Trump:
 
 

"Even for those of us who have long been critics of the 'hush money' case against Donald Trump and its dubious legal theory, it has been surprising to see that the prosecutors had no more evidence than we previously knew about.

"The assumption was that no rational prosecutor would base a major criminal case almost entirely on the testimony of Michael Cohen, who was recently denounced by a judge as a serial perjurer peddling 'perverse' theories in court.

"The calculus of Alvin Bragg is now obvious. He is counting on the jury convicting Trump regardless of the evidence.

"Which is also why Bragg likely fears that the judge, not the jury, will decide the case. After the government closes its evidence this week, the defense will move for a direct verdict by the judge on the basis that the evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Jonathan Turley, an Attorney and Professor at George Washington University Law School
— Jonathan Turley, an Attorney and Professor at George Washington University Law School
Posted May 13, 2024 • 07:40 AM
 
 
Reporting On Bipartisan Legislation to Block the Biden Administration from Banning Home Appliances that Run on Natural Gas:
 
 

"Democrats and Republicans banded together to pass a bill on Tuesday aimed at blocking the Biden administration from banning everyday home appliances that run on natural gas.

"The Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act, which passed 212 to 195, is one facet of a sweeping bill targeting the Department of Energy (DOE) introduced by Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz.

"Seven Democrats voted in favor of the bill, which received no Republican dissent."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Elizabeth Elkind, Fox News
— Elizabeth Elkind, Fox News
Posted May 09, 2024 • 08:28 AM
 
Notable Quote   
 
"The progressive journalist Thomas Frank wrote a much-discussed book in 2004 titled, 'What's the Matter with Kansas?'Right now some other like-minded journalist might be thinking of writing a book called, 'What's the Matter with People of Color?'For Democrats, the polling among Latinos and African-Americans in the presidential race ranges from concerning to extremely disturbing, as President Biden…[more]
 
 
— Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review
 
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