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As Dennis Prager neatly illustrates, is now really the time for Joe Biden and other leftists to be advocating "Defund the Police?"

 

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31 The Bitter Irony of Revolutions

The ancient Greeks created new words like "paradox" and "irony" to describe the wide gap between what people profess and assume, and what they actually do and suffer. Remember the blind prophet Teiresias of ancient drama. In the carnage of Athenian tragedy he alone usually ends up foreseeing danger better than did those with keen…

32 The 'Defund the Police' Dilemma

What seemed like a crazy slogan on the far left – "Defund the Police" – is threatening to become a reality in some cities around the country. On Sunday the president of the Minneapolis City Council announced that a two-thirds majority of the council now supports "ending the Minneapolis Police Department." Council…

33 Left-Wing Lockdown

Three months ago, America was told to trust public health experts. Never again. Most of them have revealed themselves to be left-wing ideologues cloaked in the mantle of science. On their advice, states slammed their economies shut, put 40 million people out of work, sent school kids home and pushed businesses into bankruptcy. These public health…

34 CFIF Public Education Effort Urges Congress to Reject Liberal Wish List, Focus on America’s Priorities

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) this week launched a public education effort urging Congress to reject the partisan policy wish list being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of her caucus, as well as others across the country, and to focus on America’s priorities instead. Specifically…

35 Riots Are Violence

It's weird that this needs to be said, but here we are. Then again, the pundit who reprehensibly claims that destroying property "is not violence" risks nothing. She agitates for revolution from the safety of her apartment. Much the same, I suspect, most of those excusing the destruction of our cities – either contending that…

36 Funding the World Health Organization Is Money Down a Rat Hole

President Donald Trump is taking heavy criticism for his announcement on Friday that the U.S. is "terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization." But the evidence is mounting that the $450 million the U.S. spends yearly on WHO is money down a rat hole. On Monday, the Associated Press revealed how the WHO lied to the world…

37 China Isn't Letting a Pandemic Go to Waste

George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last week when a police officer used brutally excessive force to arrest him. It was the latest in a string of high-profile cases nationwide in which citizens, most of them African Americans, died from reckless police force. Once again, protests over police brutality turned violent and rioting ensued. The U.S.…

38 Trump Administration Secures Victory for Donor Privacy and 1st Amendment

Yet more welcome news arrived this week from the Trump Administration, as the United States Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations protecting the First Amendment rights of donors to certain non-profit organizations.  For too long, as the Lois Lerner scandal illustrated, government officials have targeted…

39 Jeff Sessions, a Wild Senate Race and Trump's 'Personal Feelings'

Jeff Sessions is in a surreal place. He spent 20 years as a senator from Alabama, followed by 21 months as U.S. Attorney General, and now he is in a tightly competitive race to win back his old Senate seat. He was the first important national figure in government to endorse candidate Donald Trump back in early 2016. That endorsement was an important…

40 Democrats Warning Trump Will Reject Election Results Should Look in the Mirror

In a recent Washington Post column warning Americans to "prepare for the possibility of Trump rejecting election results" – one of media's favorite projections – Brian Klaas asks a question: "If he loses, would it be more surprising if Trump graciously accepts defeat and congratulates his opponent or if he claimed to…

41 CFIF Memorial Day Quiz

Take our 16-Question Memorial Day Quiz and test your knowledge of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Which one of the following Revolutionary War heroes is credited with stating, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”? a. …

42 Liberty v. Lockdowns

Citing the Bill of Rights and the "ideals of civil disobedience," the owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, defied Governor Phil Murphy's orders by reopening on Monday. Cops "formally" notified the gym owner he was in violation of the shutdown order and then wished him "a good day." The crowd cheered. Civil disobedience…

43 Across the Wide, Growing American Divide

Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between. The traditional values of small towns and rural counties were increasingly at odds with postmodern lifestyles in the cities. There were, of course, traditionalists…

44 Jeff Sessions Defends Himself, but Stays Loyal To the President

It hasn't been in the news much, but former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, now in a tight Republican primary to win back his old Alabama Senate seat, has been talking a lot about his time in the Justice Department and the issue that made him a persona non grata in Trumpworld: his March 2017 decision to recuse himself from supervising the Trump-Russia…

45 Obamagate Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

Those sharing #Obamagate on Twitter would do best to avoid the hysterics we saw from Russian-collusion believers, but they have no reason to ignore the mounting evidence that suggests the Obama administration engaged in serious corruption. Democrats and their allies, who like to pretend that President Barack Obama's only scandalous act was wearing…

46 What We Still Don't Know About the Michael Flynn Case

The Michael Flynn case will soon be over. It began on Jan. 24, 2017, just four days into the Trump administration, when two FBI agents went to the White House to interview Flynn, then the brand-new national security adviser. Ignoring protocol, they questioned him about a phone call he had a few weeks before, during the transition, with Russian Ambassador…

47 Time to Reopen the Economy

 All across the nation, business owners are waiting for the signal to reopen. In some places, it's happening now, but in too many parts of the U.S., towns and cities are being held to the same footdragging schedule that is killing commerce in the epicenter of the pandemic, New York City. New York officials fear half the city's smallest businesses…

48 Losing Our Fears, In War and Plague

Seventy-five years ago this month, Germany surrendered, ending the European theater of World War II. At the war's beginning, no one believed Germany would utterly collapse in May 1945. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, German invaders were on the verge of capturing Moscow. Britain was isolated. London…

49 Biden's Disgraceful Hypocrisy on Sexual Misconduct

If presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden were forced to live by the standards he wants to set for college students accused of sexual misconduct, he would already have been presumed guilty, been denied a genuine opportunity to refute the charges leveled against him by Tara Reade, and had his life ruined. While Biden has hundreds…

50 Biden Has Become an Albatross For the Democrats

Joe Biden is the apparent Democratic presidential nominee. After all, he had a seemingly insurmountable lead in delegates going into the rescheduled August convention in the postponed Democratic primary race. Biden was winning the nomination largely because he was not the socialist Bernie Sanders, who terrified the Democratic establishment. Biden…

51 Prolonging the Shutdown Defies Science and the US Constitution

Across the nation, protesters are taking to the streets and business owners are filing lawsuits objecting to the coronavirus shutdown rules. As the rules drag on, they're causing job losses, bankruptcies and a feeling that people have no rights. The liberal media are labeling the protesters "virus deniers." Don't fall for that. The protesters…

52 Joe Biden's Dr. Death

Does Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel believe Joe Biden would be better off dead? That would be a peculiar position for Biden's chief adviser on medical issues and a member of the candidate's Public Health Advisory Committee to take. But if we accept the reasoning behind Emanuel's infamous 2014 essay, Biden is nothing more than a resource-sucking shell of himself…

53 As in 1944, Democratic Running Mate Selection Seems Pivotal

Few Americans can remember past vice presidents such as Charles Curtis, Charles Dawes or Thomas Marshall. In more recent memory, almost no one can recall vice presidential nominees who lost such as William Miller, Sargent Shriver or Lloyd Bentsen. John Nance Garner served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president for two terms (1933-1941), but he…

54 When Would Joe Biden Reopen the Country?

The most pressing problem facing Americans today is how and when states and local areas reopen after the coronavirus lockdowns. President Trump, stressing the terrible economic damage the lockdowns have done, has (mostly) pressed for reopening sooner rather than later. He has released detailed guidelines for officials in the states to consult when…

55 Facebook Fails the Coronavirus Test

A scattering of protests aimed at state lockdowns erupted across the country last week, sparked not by social distancing guidelines but by politicians' unilaterally dictating what products citizens are permitted to purchase in box stores, attempting to shut down drive-in Masses at churches and closing parks and beaches, among other ill-conceived and…

56 As Virus Rages, Leaders Keep Dodging Blame

Why are some leaders so reluctant to admit that in the early days of the coronavirus crisis, they were slow to realize the seriousness of the threat? That's the charge leveled against President Trump daily. Just look at the number of times various critics have said he has "blood on his hands." Trump has denied responsibility, and has argued…

57 Coronavirus Authoritarianism Is Getting Out of Hand

It's reasonable to assume that the vast majority of Americans process news and data, and calculate that self-quarantining, wearing masks and social distancing make sense for themselves, their families and the country. Free people act out of self-preservation, but they shouldn't be coerced to act through the authoritarian whims of the state. Yet this…

58 “Big Pharma” Slurs Conspicuously Disappear

George Orwell sardonically noted the ease with which some preach pacifism from behind the protective curtain of the Royal Navy.  To wit, a sense of security cultivates a lazy inclination toward empty virtue-signaling.  So it was for years and even decades as opportunistic politicians and pundits spanning a disturbingly broad stretch of the…

59 We Are Approaching COVID-19 Gut-Check Time

We are a few days away from a rendezvous with some tough conclusions about COVID-19. A number of concurrent developments are coming to a head. Most will bring light where so far there was only heat. Greater information about the virus might cause as much acrimony as conciliation. Some experts will be discredited, others reaffirmed. Antibody testing…

60 Shutdown Could Kill More Americans Than COVID-19

Thursday's unemployment update confirms that over the last three weeks, nearly 17 million Americans have been laid off because of the shutdown. That's one-tenth of the nation's workforce. It's not just an economic fact. It's a public health disaster. If the shutdown is dragged on, as many public health experts recommend, it is almost certain to kill…

 
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Which one of the following was the first woman nominated for national office by either of the two major U.S. political parties?
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"The New York Times was quick out of the blocks with the Democratic pitch that Kamala Harris is a 'pragmatic moderate.' It's pulling your leg.Joe Biden's running mate had the most liberal voting record in the Senate last year -- surpassing even Bernie Sanders -- according to government watchdog GovTrack.Harris advocates late-term abortion, thinks Catholics are not fit to serve on the Supreme Court…[more]
 
 
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