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President Biden’s Private Prison Executive Order Is Ill-Considered and Misguided

People should experience before they judge.

I say that in reference to the escalating national debate about private prisons, fueled even more by President Biden’s ill-considered executive action today ordering the Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with private facilities.

I would know, because I took the time to actually visit two private facilities – and could not have been more impressed. As I explained in an op-ed in March, I toured two re-entry facilities and was able to freely interact with staff and residents.

Everyone was filled with mutual respect, with the staff displaying genuine pride in helping residents succeed and providing them with the opportunities and tools to lead successful lives on the outside. Residents spoke with a newfound optimism and hope…[more]

January 27, 2021 • 09:31 AM

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US Should Vaccinate Its Own Before Sharing Vaccines
By Betsy McCaughey
Wednesday, January 27 2021
On Thursday, Anthony Fauci informed the World Health Organization that the Biden administration will participate in WHO's vaccine-sharing project. That reverses President Donald Trump's "America First" approach. Fauci says the goal is to ensure "equitable access" to vaccines for all countries in the world, rich and poor alike.  Americans scrambling to get vaccinated have a right to know how sharing doses with poor countries will affect their own ability to get vaccinated.  Biden is coming under pressure from the public health community to share the vaccine supply…
 
Can Trump Be Tried?
House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of…
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CFIF Urges Opposition to Food Delivery Price Controls in Kansas City
January 25, 2021   Councilwoman Katheryn Shields Chair Finance, Governance & Public…
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Donor Privacy Goes Before the Supreme Court, Just in Time
Remember Lois Lerner and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative organizations during…
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Thoughts on the 1776 Commission and Its Report
The newly formed President's Advisory 1776 Commission just released its report. The group was chaired…
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Biden's Timid Plan to Fight COVID-19
As COVID-19 mutates, it's becoming more contagious than the virus that invaded the U.S. about a year…
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So-Called “Net Neutrality” Threatens a Zombie-Like Return
If you wondered how things might get worse than 2020, Bloomberg has your answer.  It reported this…
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A Crazy Impeachment
Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they…
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CFIF Urges Massachusetts Governor to Veto Price Controls on Vital Food Delivery Businesses
January 8, 2021   The Honorable Charles D. Baker, Jr., Governor Commonwealth of Massachusetts…
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Cheer Up: Liberal Majorities Rarely Last Long
I’m old enough to remember 2008, when Barack Obama’s election and Democratic Congressional…
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Is the Wisdom of Homer Immune to Cancel Culture?
Amid the current hysteria of toppling statues and renaming things, we keep mindlessly expanding the cancel…
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Question of the Week   
Which one of the following was eulogized as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”?
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"In Chicago, the teachers' union voted to reject the city's reopening schedule, demanding that its members continue to work remotely until all of the city's educators have been vaccinated, which might well mean that students would still be out of the classroom until the spring semester of 2022 or later. District leaders have described the union's position of militant noncompliance as an 'illegal strike…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, National Review
— The Editors, National Review
 
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