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Image of the Day: Coronavirus Rolling Average Deaths Plummet

Perhaps this helpful rolling average graph from Eric Topol explains the curious shifting media focus to cases instead of actual deaths while the economy continues to reopen and improve.  Not that we're cynical.

 

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="722"] Coronavirus Deaths Plummeting[/caption]

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241 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…

242 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…

243 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…

244 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…

245 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…

246 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,…

247 '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…

248 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…

249 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…

250 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…

251 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…

252 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…

253 The Left's Long War on Conservative Free Speech

In the competition of ideas, you can't win the game if you're not on the playing field. That's why Silicon Valley bigwigs' stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn't just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing food pics, pet videos, makeup tutorials and travelogues. It's about…

254 Contrary to Media Coverage, Most Americans Aren't That Into Politics

For many obsessed with politics, the upcoming midterm elections are perceived as a fight between good and evil that will determine the fate of the nation. In the narrative framed by true believers and much media coverage, it's a fight between those who are convinced that President Donald Trump can make America great and those who dream of a socialist…

255 Let's Join Together to Stop Out-of-Control Prosecutors

At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok. Republicans are livid at the federal fishing expedition known as the Mueller investigation. Bit players have been dragooned into an endlessly politicized probe. The media has taken sides; nonstop leaks have…

256 The Theory of Political Relative Relativity

It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others. Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet…

257 With Mueller, Like Kenneth Starr, Beware Wishful Thinking

In Washington in the 1990s, it was a sure bet that whenever conservative journalists and activists got together, the conversation turned to the Clintons, Kenneth Starr and the Whitewater investigation. There was a good bit of what one editor memorably called "hush-hush and heavy breathing" when insiders discussed momentous developments that…

258 America Can't Risk Surrendering Intellectual Property Supremacy

For over two centuries, America's unique emphasis on protecting intellectual property (IP) rights - patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets - largely explains how we became and remain the most inventive, creative and prosperous nation in history.  Our Founding Fathers considered IP rights so important that they deliberately protected them…

259 Electric Grid Hacking More Perilous Than Election Hacking

Kremlin-connected cyber criminals are capable of turning off our electric power from afar, while power plant employees watch helplessly. In the last two weeks, the federal Department of Homeland Security held four briefings warning that Russian hackers are already practicing how to throw the switch and cause a blackout in the U.S. We'd have no lights…

260 In Political Season, Democrats Wonder, 'Where's Obama?'

"Join me on Team '18," Barack Obama wrote in a recent fundraising email from his old political group, Organizing for Action. "Every election, every ballot measure, every conversation between now and November ... it all matters." It wasn't much, but the email was one of Obama's few public, political, overtly partisan appeals as…

261 The Scaremongering Over 3D Guns Has Little to Do With Reality

The newest bugaboo of the gun control crowd is the bloodcurdling "3D printer gun" — or, as anti-gun activist Alyssa Milano called it, "downloadable death." Reporters at CNN now ask, "3D guns: Untraceable, undetectable and unstoppable?" Even President Donald Trump tweeted that he's "looking into 3-D Plastic…

262 Dems' Make-Work Plans Will Cost You Big

Friday morning, 26-year-old software developer David Casarez put on a shirt and tie, grabbed his homemade cardboard sign saying "Homeless — Hungry 4 Success — Take a Resume" and positioned himself at an intersection in Mountain View, California. A passerby posted his photo on Twitter. Within a day, Casarez had over 200…

263 Free Valentino Dixon

"If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now." I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in Ohio. Faith, family and drawing — golf…

264 Sorry If You're Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

On the same day that Venezuela's "democratically" elected socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, whose once-wealthy nation now has citizens foraging for food, announced he was lopping five zeros off the country's currency to create a "stable financial and monetary system," Meghan McCain of "The View" was the target of internet…

265 Why Is Mueller Handing Off Key Cases?

Something has been going on with Robert Mueller's investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump," has been farming…

266 Trump Administration Announces Important IRS Reform and Donor Privacy Protections

This week, while the mainstream media once again played the role of housecats chasing President Trump's laser pointer, the Trump Administration announced another substantive policy change that actually improves the way the federal government operates, and which anyone who supports First Amendment freedoms of speech and association should enthusiastically…

267 Boston University's Fake-O-Nomics Darling

It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid. The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic…

268 Silicon Valley Censors

Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook that used to brag about promoting free speech now say they're taking on a new role — the speech police. Twitter is suspending as many as a million accounts a day, with 70 million silenced in May and June, according to data disclosed Friday. The massive purge is to prevent the spread of fake…

269 Mueller Reveals Tenuous Link Between Manafort Charges and Trump

It's often been observed that special counsel Robert Mueller, assigned to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign, has yet to charge anyone with a crime involving Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign. The biggest of Mueller's indictments, that of one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort…

270 The System Doesn't Need to Be 'Fixed' Every Time Dems Lose

If you're under the impression that the system exists merely to facilitate your partisan agenda, it's not surprising that you also believe it's broken every time things don't go your way. This is why so many Democrats argue that we should "fix" the Electoral College when they lose a presidential election and "fix" the filibuster…

 
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