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Inexcusable and Dangerous: Biden Administration Surrenders U.S. Patent Rights to World Trade Organization (WTO)

For a man who constantly claims to support "Buy American," Joe Biden demonstrates an inexplicable and almost fetish-like tendency to undercut American industries.

Since day one, the Biden Administration has ceaselessly besieged a domestic energy sector that finally achieved U.S. energy independence after decades of effort.  And now, it is following through on its inexcusably foolish assault against the U.S. pharmaceutical sector.

Each year, American pharmaceutical innovators account for an astounding two-thirds of all new lifesaving drugs introduced worldwide.  That's the direct result of our system of intellectual property (IP) protections, including patents, which consistently leads the world.

Instead of protecting that legacy of American Exceptionalism, however, the Biden Administration…[more]

June 17, 2022 • 12:30 PM

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On President Biden's Warning of Food Shortages:

"President Biden said Thursday that a food shortage is 'gonna be real' following the sanctions that were placed on Russia by the U.S. government as a result of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion into Ukraine. ...

"'The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia,' he added. 'It's imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.' ...

"Biden's warning of a 'real' food shortage and the impact it will have on America and European countries following the implementation of sanctions on the Russian economy comes after White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this week that Americans are unlikely to face a food shortage."

Read the entire article here.

— Kyle Morris, Fox News
— Kyle Morris, Fox News
Posted March 25, 2022 • 07:52 AM
On Voter Sentiment Toward Public Schools:

"Nearly 2 in 3 voters, including broad majorities across racial, educational and economic lines, believe public schools in the United States are headed off on the wrong track, a new poll shows.

"Just 24 percent of Americans said that when they think about what children are being taught in public school, they believe schools are headed in the right direction, according to the survey conducted for Grinnell College by the Des Moines-based polling firm Selzer & Co.

"There is broad agreement across virtually every stratum of society. About two-thirds of men polled and nearly as many women believe schools are off on the wrong track; so do 64 percent of white voters surveyed and 63 percent who are not white. Sixty-seven percent of respondents who live in homes with children under the age of 18 said the same.

"'If you pay any attention to news and you paid any attention to the last election, you knew there was this murmur of what was happening in public schools. This says it's approaching a roar,' Selzer said in an interview. 'It puts together the zeitgeist that's been in play for a few years.'"

Read the entire article here.

— Reid Wilson, The Hill
— Reid Wilson, The Hill
Posted March 24, 2022 • 07:57 AM
On Progressive Calls for President Biden to Enact a Far-Left Agenda Unilaterally Through Executive Action:

"For all their talk about protecting democracy, Democrats sure are proving quick to abandon it by sidelining Congress and pushing President Joe Biden to enact a far-left agenda unilaterally through executive action.

"Last week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus released 'Recommendations for Executive Action,' a six-page document outlining policies that left-wing Democrats failed to persuade even a Democratic-controlled Congress to pass. They now want Biden to use presidential power alone to implement what has been rejected by the representatives of the wider public. Can there be a more crystalline example of elitism over equality?

"The scope of the changes Democrats are pushing for is staggering. ...

"Whether Biden has the authority to do everything listed is debatable. Anything he does by executive action can also be undone by a future president. But the core point is not how awful the 'progressive' policies are, it is that such a radical agenda should not be implemented unilaterally and in defiance of our highest elected legislature. We have a House and a Senate for a reason. Democrats control both chambers. If they can't pass these policy changes through a Congress they control, they definitely should not force them on the public by executive diktat."

Read the entire article here.

— The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Posted March 23, 2022 • 07:31 AM
On the Need to Do More to Help Ukraine:

"If Putin can withstand the pressure of the sanctions and continue escalating indiscriminate attacks while the West continues its current approach, Ukraine may be destroyed. This is the inherent risk in the current, gradualist approach. If this happens, Western leaders will tell themselves, 'We did all we could; we won't let that happen ever again.' But such a claim has little deterrent value, for it is based on taking counsel of fear -- something other nuclear armed authoritative governments will see clearly, even if Western political leaders don't."

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— James M. Dubik, Ph.D., Retired Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War
— James M. Dubik, Ph.D., Retired Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War
Posted March 22, 2022 • 08:32 AM
On Bidenomics and Home Prices:

"Bidenomics has hit another ugly milestone.

"In 2021, for the first time ever (per Census data analyzed by Zillow), the annual dollar growth in the value of a typical home was bigger than the inflation-adjusted median pre-tax income of a full-time American worker.

"The average home grew in value by nearly $53,000; the median worker earned around $50,000.

"That's right: The typical homeowner earned more by doing nothing than the median worker earned by, well, working. Overall, US homeowners with mortgages gained an eye-popping $3.2 trillion in equity."

Read the entire article here.

— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted March 21, 2022 • 08:28 AM
On New Memos Revealing the Biden Admin. Handicapped Domestic Energy Production:

"Contrary to President Biden's recent claims that his administration is pulling out all the stops to alleviate America's inflation woes, since its early days it has fostered a policy environment that is hostile to domestic energy production, fueling price hikes at the gas pump long before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to memos obtained by National Review.

"On the day Biden took office, his Department of the Interior issued a memo suspending the authority of local Bureau of Land Management offices to approve leases, drilling permits, and mining operations plans that would support America's oil supply, Republican senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska explained on the House floor Monday night. Sixty days later, a second memo was sent out by political appointee Laura Daniel Davis extending the suspension of local authorities indefinitely and making the fate of all future leasing and drilling permits contingent on her personally rubber-stamping them.

"A month ago on February 15, as the conflict in Ukraine took a turn for the worst and Western nations retaliated against Russia with economic penalties, amid already record-high gas prices, Biden told the public, 'We're prepared to deploy all the tools and authority at our disposal to provide relief at the gas pump.'

"He assured Americans last week, 'It's simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production. That's simply not true.'

"But these memos, obtained by National Review, appear to show that the Biden administration intentionally handicapped the domestic oil industry from day one as part of its mission to transition the U.S. to a green economy."

Read the entire article here.

— Caroline Downey, National Review Online
— Caroline Downey, National Review Online
Posted March 17, 2022 • 08:05 AM
On Rising Interest Rates:

"The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates this week for the first time since late 2018, and economists anticipate further hikes throughout the year as policymakers seek to combat soaring inflation.

"While the central bank's actions are closely monitored by Wall Street, folks on Main Street will be impacted, too.

"An increase in interest rates means higher borrowing costs, so consumers and businesses can expect to pay more for car loans, mortgages, and credit card balances. Those additional costs cause shifts in consumer behavior. ...

"But rising interest rates could have a silver lining for Americans overall in the way of bringing inflation under control, which has a direct impact on your wallet."

Read the entire article here.

— Breck Dumas, FOX Business
— Breck Dumas, FOX Business
Posted March 16, 2022 • 08:08 AM
On Russia's Alleged Funding of Environmental Groups to Steer Other Nations Away from Energy Independence:

"For years, world leaders have accused Russia of funding environmental groups in Europe to steer nations away from energy independence and strengthen Russia's iron grip over the continent. As nations across the globe begin shunning Russian oil in response to the country's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. leaders are also questioning how deep Russia's ties go in the environmental community.

"'The Russians actually fund some of the most rabid environmental groups in Europe because they sic them on the energy projects that aren't Russian,' James Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, told Fox News Digital in a recent phone interview. ...

"Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are now holding three environmental groups' feet to the fire.

"The Republicans, led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, are demanding that the League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club disclose their ties to a San Francisco-based nongovernmental organization that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly uses to wield power over American energy production.

"'Provided the public reporting of Putin's dark money influence in Europe and the concerns surrounding similar efforts in the United States, we write today to explore your connections with Sea Change,' the Republicans wrote in the letter to the three groups last week. 'Any action by President Putin, the Russian government, or Putin's allies to undermine American energy security must be addressed.'

"'It is vital to our national security to know if Vladimir Putin, the Russian government, or Putin's allies are meddling with America's energy affordability and security. If the League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, or Sierra Club have nothing to hide, then we look forward to seeing the evidence they provide by March 25th,' House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican leader McMorris Rodgers told Fox News Digital."

Read the entire article here.

— Emma Colton, Fox News
— Emma Colton, Fox News
Posted March 15, 2022 • 07:19 AM
On Russia's Role in the Iran Nuclear Talks:

"Some stories make so little sense that all you can do is scratch your head. Others are so infuriating that you want to pull your hair out. Then there are those that are so outrageous your head feels as if it will explode.

"This story provokes all three reactions.

"It starts with a strange, little-known fact: Russia is acting as a go-between for the United States in nuclear talks with Iran.

"When I first read that, I thought it couldn't possibly be true. With Russia then massing troops on the Ukraine border, I assumed that even the Biden White House couldn't be foolish enough to trust Vladimir Putin to do anything in good faith or certainly anything in America's interest.

"Unfortunately, the story was true, and even more alarming, Russia continues to direct the nuclear talks with America's approval while its army simultaneously turns Ukarine's cities into rubble, mercilessly killing civilians and creating the largest refugee crisis since World War II."

Read the entire article here.

— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted March 14, 2022 • 08:46 AM
On the Real Causes Behind Inflation and Remedies to Slow It Down:

"Inflation popped up to nearly 8% for the 12 months ending in February. Joe Biden has said it's all Vladimir Putin's fault and there's nothing he can do about it. Wrong and wrong! Inflation and energy prices have been rising for more than a year. ...

"As far as blaming Putin, I'm more than happy to blame the Russian dictator for as many things as possible, but I can't blame him for massive federal deficit spending and Federal Reserve money creation.

"Those two factors, along with Biden's regulatory octopus that is strangling the oil and gas industry, are responsible for the four-decade high inflation rate we are now experiencing. ...

"[T]he increase in prices is widespread, covering virtually all aspects of American life and now people are really being hurt, not only from gasoline at the pump and groceries when they're on the shelves, but pretty much everywhere -- housing, rent, apparel, cars, recreation, commodities, services. You name the item, and I'll tell you its price is rising.

"That can only happen from fundamentally flawed government policies and yes, we last saw this in the stagflationary 1970's -- a dark hole that I'm afraid we are falling into again. Curing this problem is not going to be easy.

"One step toward a cure would be a president and administration that owns its policy failures. That does not seem likely."

Read the entire article here.

— Larry Kudlow, Fox Business Host and Former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and National Economic Council Director
— Larry Kudlow, Fox Business Host and Former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and National Economic Council Director
Posted March 11, 2022 • 08:10 AM
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—Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor of City Journal, and New York Times Bestselling Author
— Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor of City Journal, and New York Times Bestselling Author
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