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Image of the Day: Private Pharma Investment Dwarfs Federal NIH Funding

There's a destructive campaign underway to encourage government confiscation of patents from pharmaceutical innovators and dictate the price for Remdesivir and other drugs.  That's a terrible and counterproductive policy under any circumstance, but particularly now that private drug innovators are already hacking away at the coronavirus.  In that vein, this helpful image illustrates the vast disparity between private investment and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding that some seem to think justifies patent confiscation, price controls or other big-government schemes:

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211 Another High-Profile Politicized Termination Reconfirms Need For Congress to Protect Donor Privacy

Imagine yourself at work one afternoon, when you're suddenly called into your boss's office, placed on leave and later terminated, simply because your coworkers found your political views objectionable.  Alarmingly, that scenario becomes less and less hypothetical each day in America.  We witnessed another high-profile illustration this…

212 As Dems Weigh Impeachment, GOP Leaders Regret Pursuing Clinton

If Democrats are trying to reassure anyone that they won't impeach President Trump, they aren't doing a very good job of it. Just days after her party won control of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi made clear that Democrats might impeach the president even if Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller does not find evidence to warrant charges against…

213 Empower Voters, Not Lawyers

If Americans are losing confidence in elections, don't blame Russian hackers. The damage is self-inflicted. A week after polls closed, Americans still don't know who won major races: gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia, a Florida Senate race and many House contests. Candidates who conceded on election night are backtracking and demanding that…

214 Democrats Aren't Losing Faith in Our Constitutional System. They Just Don't Like It

In liberals' imaginations, there are only four ways to lose elections — and none has to do with their leftist turn, their hysterics or their one-dimensional identity politics. Democrats say they lose because of gerrymandering, voter suppression (sometimes known as asking for ID), Russian mind-control rays deployed by social media, and our…

215 That "Blue Wave" Never Materialized

"Blue wave?"  More like a splash pad.  That's the primary takeaway from this week's long-anticipated midterm elections, in which voters registered their first nationwide performance review of the Trump Administration.  You want an actual "wave" midterm election?  Try 2010, when Barack Obama lost 63 seats…

216 Say No to Nanny Bloomberg

No matter how politically fractured the nation may seem, I believe that liberty-loving citizens of all ideologies can unite and agree: Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg — the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak — should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 presidential race. On the eve of…

217 As The World Moves On, the Brett Kavanaugh Fight Continues

The battle is not being fought by Democratic dead-enders who cannot accept that Kavanaugh won confirmation despite the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Instead, the fight is being led by Sen. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who is still angry at the way those unverified and, in some cases, evidence…

218 The Left's Response to the Mass Shooting of Jews Was an Act of Bad Faith

After the horrific massacre of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue, many of the same liberals who had recently fought to prop up Iran, the world's most powerful Jew-hating terror state, lectured us on the importance of combating anti-Semitism. The same Voxers who had long rationalized, romanticized and excused the Jew-killing terror organization…

219 Finally, A Day Of Reckoning For Michael Avenatti?

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, jumped into the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle on the afternoon of Sept. 23. On that day, The New Yorker had published the allegations of a woman named Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself to her…

220 This Isn't the Most Important Election of Your Lifetime. Not Even Close

If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are oblivious to history or don't have a single nonpartisan synapse firing in your skull. Yet it's now become standard for partisans to claim that every presidential…

221 2018 Midterms: All About Obama

Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries: I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my! According to a tally by The American Mirror's Kyle Olson, Barack Obama's campaign speech Monday for Nevada Senate Democratic candidate Jacky Rosen referred to himself 92 times in 38 minutes…

222 Election Could End House Investigation of Trump Investigators

Republicans on Capitol Hill have added enormously to the public's understanding of what happened in the Trump-Russia investigation. They're still doing it. But it will come to a screeching halt if the GOP loses control of the House in next month's midterm elections. The driving force behind the revelations is House Intelligence Committee Chairman…

223 Alarming New Poll Shows Americans Fear Expressing Themselves, and Congress Should Act

Do you fear speaking your mind in today's political climate of hyper-sensitivity and outright targeting?  Do you find yourself self-censoring your viewpoints and concealing your political activities, except among trusted family and friends, or people you're certain are like-minded?  If so, then you've got a lot of company.  According…

224 For House GOP, Midterm Pickup Chances Are Rare but Crucial

It's been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next month's midterm elections. Nearly all analysis has focused on how many seats Republicans might lose. Less noticed is the fact that the GOP will likely pick up a small number of seats in congressional districts that buck the…

225 Sinking Sleaze-Bob Menendez

The metaphors don't get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her #MeToo sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing convicted…

226 Yes, Democrats, It's a Mob

Former Attorney General Eric Holder believes that Michelle Obama was wrong when she famously advised, "When they go low, we go high." Rather, he told Democrats at a gathering in Georgia, "when they go low, we kick them." If Holder had been honest, he would have said, "When they win a presidency via the constitutionally mandated…

227 What Should Happen To Deputy AG Who Discussed Bugging Trump?

Not long after a 2017 meeting in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump, two top officials in the meeting, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, went to the office of a third FBI official, general counsel James Baker. They told…

228 Democrats' Sham Impeachment Plan

Two hundred Congressional Democrats determined to take down the Trump presidency are suing in federal court, claiming the president is violating a provision of the U.S. Constitution. This lawsuit lays out the Democratic Party's roadmap to impeachment. Friday, a federal judge gave the lawsuit the go-ahead. Democrats are suing based on the Constitution…

229 Investigate the Senate Democrat Wrecking Machine

How did we get here? The Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination circus didn't happen by accident. The emergence of incredible — and by "incredible," I mean the literal Merriam-Webster definition of "too extraordinary and improbable to be believed" — accusers in the 11th hour was no mistake. It is my contention…

230 In Kavanaugh Fight, Democrats Move Goal Posts Far, Far Away

Ask any casual observer what the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight is about, and the answer will be the allegation that at a high school party 36 years ago, when Kavanaugh was 17, he drunkenly forced then-15-year-old Christine Ford onto a bed, tried to undress her and, when she tried to scream, covered her mouth with his hand. That…

231 Congress Must Pass Donor Privacy Legislation

Are you fatigued or even aghast from the escalating state of partisan warfare that increasingly characterizes American society?  Do you shudder at the prospect that it will only continue to get worse?  This week provided just the latest frightening illustration of the seeping contamination of society by political warfare, when deranged…

232 For Democrats in Ford-Kavanaugh Fight, Believing Is Enough

What is perhaps most extraordinary about the all-out war over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is how little the public knows about the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claims that at a high-school party in 1982, when she was 15, a drunken 17-year-old Kavanaugh forced her onto a bed, tried to undress her, and, when she tried to scream…

233 There's No Reason to Delay the Kavanaugh Vote Any Further

"Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions?" Sen. Mazie Hirono explained, boiling down the Senate Democrats' position on Brett Kavanaugh. "It's the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up. And step up. Do the right thing for a change." Demanding an entire gender "just shut…

234 Leftists Expand Their War Into All Corners of Society

"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you."  Although ironically spoken by communist Soviet Union founding father Leon Trotsky, that observation is one that contemporary conservatives and libertarians in America would be wise to heed.  The simple reality is that from judicial appointments to pop culture,…

235 'Believe Women' Is Perilous Baloney

I have a message for virtue-signaling men who've rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your blanket "Believe Women" bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul. A certain class…

236 As Midterms Loom, GOP Hopes Political Storm Dissipates

Republicans know what the midterm election polls say. They hear the talk about a blue wave. They're aware of historical party-in-power midterm losses in the House. But they still see something else, seven weeks out from Election Day. "It's like the hurricane cone," said one GOP strategist. "It's out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean…

237 When a Foreign Adversary Meddled In a Presidential Election

In the 1990s, a hostile foreign power meddled in our presidential election. There were serious questions about whether one party's candidate — the beneficiary — was complicit in the meddling, or at least looked the other way while it was going on. The candidate fiercely resisted the appointment of a special prosecutor, then known…

238 Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Showcase the Paranoia of the Resistance

When cameras at Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing caught sight of a woman named Zina Bash, a Republican lawyer, with her arm resting in a position that allowed her index finger and thumb to almost touch — a purportedly racist gesture — a conspiracy theory broke out on social media, accusing Bash of signaling her support…

239 On Trump-Russia, Too Much Secrecy Keeps Public In Dark

National leaders of all stripes have complained for decades that Washington keeps too many secrets. Too much of the government's information is classified, the argument goes, making it nearly impossible for Americans to know what their leaders are doing. "Secrecy is a mode of regulation," Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote in 1997, when…

240 J.D. Martinez's 2nd Amendment Stance Isn't Controversial; It's Patriotic

Someone recently dug up an old pro-Second Amendment Instagram post by Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez, in which the potential Triple Crown winner posted a picture of Adolf Hitler featuring the quote, "To conquer a nation, First disarm it's (sic) citizens." Martinez captioned the post, "This is why I will always stay strapped! #thetruth…

 
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"The majority of Americans support calling in the military to 'supplement' police forces as they 'address' protests over the death of George Floyd, a new poll released Tuesday shows.Fifty-eight percent of registered voters of the Morning Consult poll said they were in favor of bringing in the military. And 33% of respondents said they 'strongly support' the use of military for such purposes, with…[more]
 
 
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Until this week, the U.S. House has required Members to be physically present to vote. Due to coronavirus, "proxy voting," allowing Members to cast votes for absent colleagues, is now being used. Should "proxy voting" be allowed to continue?