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Amazon Workers Soundly Reject Unionization, and NR's Kevin Williamson Highlights Another Great Reason Why: Big-Labor Corruption

We've recently highlighted how right-to-work states, which the Biden Administration and Congressional leftists hope to abolish, dramatically outperform forced-union states in terms of job growth, manufacturing and household consumption.  Worker freedom from Big Labor bosses is a leading reason why in a high-profile vote, Amazon workers in Alabama voted to reject unionization by a 71% to 29% margin last week.

In a phenomenal new piece, National Review's Kevin Williamson offers another reason for rejecting unionization that we mustn't ignore:  big labor bosses' widespread corruption.  Williamson lists a litany of union officials convicted and sentenced for embezzlement and other misuse of members' hard-earned dues - in 2020 alone.  Accordingly, the leftist anti-capitalist drumbeat…[more]

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1 Democratic Pollsters Acknowledge: We Darn Near Lost

Just six months ago – it seems like so much longer – many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some saw Joe Biden winning in a landslide over then-President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi believed House Democrats would increase the size of their majority. Others predicted…

2 Moving the MLB All-Star Game to Denver Makes Zero Sense

Major League Baseball is moving its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. This, says ESPN, is "in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color." Or, more likely, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred moved the game because…

3 Wealthy and Woke

Ed Bastian made $17 million in 2019 as chief executive officer of Delta Airlines, Georgia's largest employer. Bastian just blasted Georgia's new voting law. He thinks it is racist to require the same sort of ID to vote that Delta requires for its passengers to check in. Yet most Americans believe voting is a more sacred act than flying Delta and,…

4 The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America

There are 10 new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently. 1) Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much. Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits, but at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back. Not now. As we near…

5 Biden's FDR Delusion

In early March, President Joe Biden met with a group of seven historians in the East Room of the White House. One topic of conversation: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal. "He'd like to be [FDR]," Axios' Mike Allen reported in an inside account of the meeting. "Biden's presidency has already been transformative, and he has many…

6 No to DC Statehood

There are numerous principled reasons to oppose D.C. statehood. But, really, no arguments are more applicable than the ones offered by the founders, who created a federal district for the distinct purpose of denying it statehood.  First, because they were concerned about the seat of federal power being controlled by a hostile or intrusive state…

7 The Democrats' Filibuster Hypocrisy

On April 7, 2017, less than four years ago, a majority of Democrats in the U.S. Senate joined a majority of Republicans to sign a letter supporting the filibuster. The letter, to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer, began: "We are writing to urge you to support our efforts to preserve existing rules, practices and traditions as…

8 China Must Come Clean on COVID

If a plane goes down, there has to be an investigation. Otherwise, no one would feel safe flying again. But a virus from China has killed 540,000 people in our country so far – equal to two thousand jumbo jet crashes – and the Biden administration is doing nothing to get to the bottom of it. Scientists worldwide are…

9 The Hypocrisy of the Filibuster Busters

The effort to undo the Senate's legislative filibuster is an un-American, Constitution-eroding, radical play to nationalize politics by empowering slim and fleeting majorities to institute wide-ranging, generational policies. Judging from the media coverage, you might be under the impression that Mitch McConnell has some kind of duty to "diffuse…

10 Why the Cuomo Case Drives Republicans Crazy

Things are looking worse by the hour for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Recently, a fourth, and then a fifth, woman came forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. At that point, Cuomo's support among top Democrats in New York began to crumble – apparently some were OK with three accusers, but not with four or five. First, the leader…

11 Nancy's Election-Rigging Bill

Nancy Pelosi's top priority is to turn America into a one-party nation ruled by Democrats. Her bill HR 1, to be voted on this week, trashes the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to rig the system and make it virtually impossible to elect a Republican president or Congress again. It's a power grab. The bill eviscerates state voting laws and forces all…

12 It's Not a COVID Relief Bill. It's Christmas for Democrats.

Republicans should stop referring to the Democrats' newest ideological wish list as a COVID-19 "relief bill" or "rescue bill," or any of the other euphemistic misnomers used by the media. Surely, there is some GOP spin doctor who can come up with a catchier, more precise name for Joe Biden's $2 trillion partisan monstrosity? Whatever…

13 It's a Racist Plan, Not a Rescue Plan

Polls show most Americans support the COVID-19 relief bill. But this bill comes with a slap in the face for people who believe in racial equality and want everyone to benefit.  Section 1005 of the bill offers women and minority farm owners a total debt forgiveness of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars per farmer. No strings or other requirements…

14 Record Increase in U.S. Murder Rate Prompts Record Gun Sales in Response

This grim and underreported number defies belief:  In 2020, the American murder rate increased by a record 31%.   To place that number in horrifying perspective, the previous record increase was a comparatively miniscule 13% in 1968.   The murder rate increases were even more grim in the nation’s ten largest cities,…

15 Should A '9/11-Style' Commission Investigate the Capitol Riot?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. There's no doubt there needs to be an extensive investigation of the events surrounding the riot. But what is striking is that, even as Pelosi calls for an investigation, a number of government agencies are stonewalling…

16 The Democratic Party Is Radicalizing against the Constitution

Republicans are "radicalizing against democracy" because they rely on our constitutional process when governing. This is the essence of Chris Hayes' recent Atlantic piece contending that the GOP is descending into authoritarianism. The MSNBC host notes, without any suggestion of self-awareness, that "the Constitution puts a wind at…

17 The World Goes On While America Sleeps

The Democratically controlled Senate spends thousands of collective hours conducting an impeachment trial against a president who is no longer president. The acquittal is predetermined, as in the first impeachment effort a year ago – and known to be so to the Democratic prosecutors. The constitutionally mandated presiding judge …

18 When the White House Can't Handle the Truth

On Jan. 21, President Biden's first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: "When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room." Now, the administration's position on opening schools shut by COVID lockdowns…

19 Will a Hard-Left Turn Lead to Pushback?

The corruption of the Renaissance Church prompted the Reformation, which in turn sparked a Counter-Reformation of reformist, and more zealous, Catholics. The cultural excesses and economic recklessness of the Roaring '20s were followed by the bleak, dour and impoverished years of the Great Depression. The 1960s counterculture led to Richard Nixon…

20 Why Is the National Guard Still In Washington?

There were roughly 25,000 National Guard members in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It has been normal practice to have some National Guard in town for inaugurations, but 25,000 was far more than any number from the past. Of course, nerves were raw after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, but there is little doubt that mobilizing…

21 A Crazy Impeachment

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office. How do you remove an ex-president? He's already gone. That is the bizarre question posed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's obsessive quest to re-impeach Trump with just a few days left…

22 Cheer Up: Liberal Majorities Rarely Last Long

I’m old enough to remember 2008, when Barack Obama’s election and Democratic Congressional supermajorities supposedly signaled the dawn of a new and permanent liberal governance.   Heck, I’m old enough to remember 1992, when Bill Clinton’s victory supposedly passed the proverbial torch from a more conservative Greatest…

23 Is the Wisdom of Homer Immune to Cancel Culture?

Amid the current hysteria of toppling statues and renaming things, we keep mindlessly expanding the cancel culture. We are now seeing efforts to ban classics of Western and American literature. These hallowed texts are suddenly being declared racist or sexist by preening moralists. Or, as one Massachusetts high school teacher recently boasted on…

24 Washington Deserves Its 'Brutalism'

In his 1981 diatribe against contemporary American architecture, "From Bauhaus to Our House," Tom Wolfe notes that seemingly every American child "goes to a school in a building that looks like a duplicating-machine replacement-parts wholesale distribution center warehouse." Anecdotally speaking, this still seems to be the case…

25 What Will Historians Make of Our Annus Horribilis?

The year 2020 is now commonly dubbed the annus horribilis — "the horrible year." The last 10 months certainly have been awful. But then so was 1968, when both Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated. The Tet Offensive escalated the Vietnam War and tore America apart. Race and anti-war riots rocked our major…

26 Our Upside-Down Postelection World

After Nov. 3, the meaning of some words and concepts abruptly changed. Have you noticed how new realities have replaced old ones? Media cross-examination of the president is now an out-of-date idea. The time for gotcha questions has come and gone. Why ask a president whether he is a traitor or a crook when you can focus on his favorite flavor of milkshake…

27 The Democrats' Eric Swalwell Problem

House Democratic leaders are trying to keep the espionage scandal surrounding Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell under tight control. But it's going to be an uphill battle. Republicans are pushing harder and harder to learn more about Swalwell's relationship with Chinese spy Christine Fang. And the Democrats' strongest ally &ndash…

28 CFIF White (House) Christmas Quiz

Take our 12-Question Christmas Quiz and test your knowledge of White House Christmas traditions. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. The first White House Christmas party was held in December of 1800 for which one of the following groups? a. Children of “official” Washington b. The Washington diplomatic corps…

29 Biden Should Beware of Nemesis

Joe Biden will be our next president. But he will face Nemesis in a way that few other presidents have ever encountered the cruel Greek god. Biden's hubris and that of the media/Democratic Party fusion almost guarantee such divine retribution. Once the last of the other Democratic primary candidates dropped out and Biden was nominated, all prior negative…

30 Cuomo Not Fit to Be US Attorney General

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reported to be on Joe Biden's shortlist for attorney general of the United States, though Cuomo claims he's not interested. A savvy response, considering he might not be Biden's final choice, and if he is, he'll have to undergo Senate scrutiny. He's got a lot to explain.  Not because of an unsubstantiated accusation of…

 
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"A Monday New York Times front page headline on the explosion at a key Iranian nuclear facility claimed the 'Attack May Hurt Efforts to Reboot 2015 Deal.' On Tuesday, also on the front page, the paper declared that 'Israel's Role in Iran Blast Casts A Shadow on U.S. Nuclear Talks'.Get it? Making a new deal with Iran is a very good thing, anything that hurts the chance is a very bad thing, including…[more]
 
 
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