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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

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On Math Education in California:
 
 

"As progressives want to do everywhere, California is destroying math education in the name of 'equity.'

"The state's new 'math framework' for public schools ditches traditional instruction to emphasize 'self-identity' and collaboration in lieu of actual math skills.

"It aims to keep all students in the same math courses until 10th grade -- no longer grouping students by skill so the kids who can learn more get the more advanced instruction they need.

"The result will be far fewer kids able to take advanced classes (calculus, or even algebra), and more 'slow' children denied the chance to gain basic skills."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted July 17, 2023 • 08:20 AM
 
 
Reporting on Senator Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) Fundraising and Possible Presidential Run:
 
 

"Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced Thursday that he raised $1.3 million in the second fundraising quarter, outpacing his potential Republican opponents as he continues his flirtation with a possible third-party presidential bid. ...

"Manchin has left open the possibility of running for president as a third party candidate with No Labels -- a move that has been derided widely by Senate Democrats who believe such a move would be damaging to President Biden's chances of winning a second term."

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— Al Weaver, The Hill
— Al Weaver, The Hill
Posted July 14, 2023 • 08:33 AM
 
 
On the Overreach and Abuse of Power at the Federal Trade Commission:
 
 

"Abuse of power. Document destruction. Ethics concerns. Hiring games. Staff mismanagement. Possible foreign collusion. These are serious accusations against a traditionally bipartisan federal agency that has seemingly lost its way. In early June, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability announced an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) leadership. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the FTC's own Office of Inspector General, and others are already reviewing the agency. The FTC's comprehensive mismanagement presents, as the saying goes, a target-rich environment.

"As oversight begins in earnest, Congress should focus its investigation on the FTC activities that inflict the most damage on our economy, undermine the rule of law, and corrode the trust of the FTC as an institution. Most importantly, Congress should evaluate whether to use its budgetary authority to mitigate the FTC's excesses. A short sample of the FTC's overreaches include:"

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— Asheesh Agarwal, President of Agarwal Strategies and an Alumnus of Both the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission
— Asheesh Agarwal, President of Agarwal Strategies and an Alumnus of Both the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission
Posted July 13, 2023 • 08:23 AM
 
 
On Circumstances Surrounding Hunter Biden's Plea Deal:
 
 

"An IRS document from early 2022 states Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss' office signed off on bringing a felony tax evasion case against Hunter Biden that stretched back to 2014 and money from Ukraine, creating fresh intrigue as to how the president's son ultimately escaped more serious charges and got a plea deal on tax misdemeanors involving conduct years later.

"The document, a prosecution 'conclusions and recommendations' memo, escaped much notice when it was released last month by the House Ways and Means Committee along with the testimony of IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley.

"But it is taking on new significance now that Weiss has issued several carefully crafted statements to Congress appearing to contradict Shapley and a second whistleblower's account of what when in the case."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
Posted July 12, 2023 • 08:52 AM
 
 
Reporting On Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives Demanding Further Cuts to Federal Spending:
 
 

"A group of 21 House conservatives warned House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday that they won't be voting for appropriations bills this year unless they reflect a real effort to trim excess federal spending, a threat that will likely complicate GOP efforts to fund the government.

"The warning shot signals another looming fight McCarthy may have to have in public with the right flank of his party. Dozens of conservatives voted against the spending deal McCarthy reached with President Biden earlier this year, which only promised modest cuts to federal outlays that fell short of a GOP-backed bill that passed the House.

"In a letter sent Monday, they said that deal won't be good enough to win their support when spending bills come up for a vote this year. That's a significant problem for McCarthy, who can only afford to lose a handful of GOP votes if he wants to pass legislation without help from Democrats."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Elizabeth Elkind, Fox News
— Elizabeth Elkind, Fox News
Posted July 11, 2023 • 08:53 AM
 
 
On the New York Times' 'Character Assassination' of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
 
 

"So, judges are not allowed to have friends now, according to The New York Times.

"The liberal organ's character assassination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas continued over the weekend with a hefty hit piece titled 'Where Clarence Thomas Entered an Elite Circle and Opened a Door to the Court.'

"The other 4,000 words are laced with the usual smear and innuendo we've come to expect from the left in their attempts to destroy the court's most consequential justice."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Miranda Devine, New York Post
— Miranda Devine, New York Post
Posted July 10, 2023 • 10:32 AM
 
 
Reporting On Significant Problems with a Biden Administration Hydrogen Initiative:
 
 

"An early Biden administration initiative to push hydrogen as a 'roadmap' for America's clean energy future is now facing some big hurdles including water shortages and potential environmental hazards.

"The initiative is part of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Biden signed into law during his first year in office with the stated objective of 'establishing a clean hydrogen strategy and roadmap for the United States' through such projects as regional hubs to produce hydrogen.

"However, the projects require an enormous amount of pure water for hydrogen fuel production. And nine of 33 projects set to receive federal funds are in 'highly water-stressed regions,' according to a recent report by Reuters."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Addison Smith, Just the News
— Addison Smith, Just the News
Posted July 07, 2023 • 07:22 AM
 
 
On the 'Climate Mafia' and Insanity Around Climate Policies:
 
 

"One of the few advantages that come with age -- and believe me, there aren't many -- is that one can look back at all the predictions made by futurists that turned out to be wrong. I am still waiting to travel in my flying car or by jet pack. Unless I missed the news, we still have not colonized the moon or Mars. And those colonies at the bottom of the ocean have yet to materialize.

"One area where it seems that seems particularly wrought with inaccurate predictions is climate. In the 1960s we were all going to die from famine driven by overpopulation. We were heading for a new ice age in the 1970s. The oceans were going to be void of fish and the hole in the ozone layer was going to kill us all. Then we started to hear about global warming and the predictions became even more dire. When that didn't happen, the green mafia coined the phrase 'climate change' to basically blame any natural disaster or unusual weather event as yet another human-driven greed and gluttony.

"Then, in 2019, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. predicted that the world would end in 12 years if we did not take immediate measures to address climate change. Well, we are still here four-and-a-half years later, but that hasn't stopped the green mafia from losing its collective mind and implementing crazy laws and policies in the name of environmental justice."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Jim Nelles, Supply Chain Consultant Based in Chicago, IL
— Jim Nelles, Supply Chain Consultant Based in Chicago, IL
Posted July 06, 2023 • 07:02 AM
 
 
Reporting On a Federal Court Ruling Preliminarily Enjoining the Federal Government from Working With Social Media Companies to Censor Online Content:
 
 

"A federal judge issued a broad preliminary injunction limiting the federal government from communicating with social-media companies about online content, ruling that Biden administration officials' policing of social-media posts likely violated the First Amendment.

"In a 155-page ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana barred White House officials and multiple federal agencies from contacting social-media companies with the purpose of suppressing political views and other speech normally protected from government censorship.

"The judge's injunction came in a lawsuit led by the Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana who alleged that the Biden administration fostered a sprawling 'federal censorship enterprise' in its effort to stamp out what it viewed as rampant disinformation circulating on social media."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Jacob Gershman, The Wall Street Journal
— Jacob Gershman, The Wall Street Journal
Posted July 05, 2023 • 08:33 AM
 
 
On Freedom and Independence Day:
 
 

"Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed -- else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."

 
 
— President Dwight D. Eisenhower
— President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Posted June 30, 2023 • 08:42 AM
 
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"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
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Assuming that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is able to get on most 2024 ballots as a third-party or independent candidate for President, from which major party candidate do you believe he will take the most votes?