Daily News Roundup

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John Hinderaker contributor to Powerline Blog: Joe Biden’s disgraceful performance at the G7 meeting and subsequent appearances abroad included his peddling of lies intended to discredit his political enemies, while at the same time putting his own country in a bad light. But Biden sees no problem with that–the only enemies he cares about are in the GOP.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) following the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday: “It is also the launching point for correcting the social ills, like improving our police community relationships, getting the voting system turned right side up, making sure we don’t have that unfortunate situation of people being denied the right to vote.”

Mackubin Owens contributor to American Greatness: Juneteenth isn’t supposed to be an alternative independence day for African Americans. Let’s celebrate it for what it is: a joyful date commemorating an event in the spirit of the biblical jubilee.

World Health Organization: Children should not be vaccinated for the moment. There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines. (link)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) when asked about his membership in an all-white exclusive club: “It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them, and we just need to work our way through the issues.”

Raheem Kassam contributor and editor National Pulse: “The media is learning the hard way that they’re not going to guilt people into giving of their sovereignty, they’re not going to guilt people into giving up their nation and their safety and security.”

Nigel Farage in a Steve Bannon interview: Biden took the knee to European governments (at the G7 Summit) and let down the American taxpayer in the most appalling way.

Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.: Scientists are supposed to follow the scientific method, observing natural phenomena, collecting data, forming a hypothesis to explain these observations, then refining the hypotheses as new data emerges. Instead, with both climate science and COVID the process has been reversed, ignoring or jiggering the data to conform with a predetermined hypothesis, rejecting new or contrary data simply because scientists did not like or approve of the source of the contrary data.

Habi Zhang contributor to American Mind: Thought control must start with children at the earliest possible age. The Hitler Youth, the Balilla, and the Young Pioneers all served this purpose. Hence, the educational system within the totalitarian regime must be transformed into an institution of indoctrination and training in the service of “making” communists or fascists or progressives. To instill a set of beliefs that cannot be questioned is the means to forge a general pattern of thinking in generations to come .

William Barr former United States AG under President Trump: “The heavy-handed enforcement of secular-progressive orthodoxy through government-run schools is totally incompatible with traditional Christianity and other major religious traditions in our country. In light of this development, we must confront the reality that it may no longer be fair, practical, or even constitutional to provide publicly-funded education solely through the vehicle of state-operated schools.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP

Sundance: President Trump Extensive Interview With David Brody: “I Have Not Conceded”
President Donald Trump called-in to Real America Voice for an interview with David Brody about the current state of election challenges and ballot audits. Brody starts the interview by asking President Trump if he conceded the 2020 election, and then begins to get President Trump’s opinion on the growing number of audits that are taking place around the country.
Read more/Watch the interview at The Conservative Treehouse.

Nitzberg: Epshteyn says Constitution does not prohibit Trump reinstatement, matter has never been ruled upon
During an interview with Dr. Gina Loudon on Real America’s Voice, Epshteyn, a former Trump 2020 strategic advisor, predicted that the matter will land in the nation’s high court. Epshteyn said that “the interplay of the 10th Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, the 12th Amendment and Article II, “would suggest that states do have a right to decertify. And from then, it’s an open question what happens next.”
Read more at Just The News.

Miele: Donald Trump: The Once and Future President?
You probably heard it reported a few weeks ago that Donald Trump has been telling confidants that he expects to be reinstated as president in August. I have no way of knowing if that story is accurate, nor does New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman, who reported it, but we do know that Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, has boasted that he has evidence of election fraud that will force the Supreme Court to unanimously overturn the Nov. 3 election and put Trump back in power within six weeks. No doubt that is far-fetched, but it raises the fascinating theoretical question of what would happen if a presidential election were indeed proven to be stolen. What would be the recourse? Or would the nation just have to accept its illegitimate ruler the way they do in corrupt Third World countries? Mind you, this is hypothetical only, so Facebook and Twitter and any other Big Tech tyrants have no reason to censor or suppress this line of inquiry. It is what educators used to encourage in their students — critical thinking, looking at an issue from all sides and without preconditions in order to form a judgment. […] So, with your critical-thinking hat on, imagine how you would address the problem — hypothetical only — of what to do if it became obvious that the sitting president were not duly elected. Let’s say that evidence surfaced showing that China tampered with the election in order to oust Trump. What does the Supreme Court do?
Read more at Real Clear Politics.

BEHIND THE DEEP STATE

Winters: Discredited COVID Investigators Lead New WHO ‘Strategic’ Group On Pandemics.
The World Health Organization has hand picked discredited EcoHealth Alliance officials for a new global health advisory board wielding a key role in the “development of a long-term strategic approach” to pandemics, The National Pulse can reveal. Amongst the controversial picks to the newly-mooted 26-person body, dubbed the “One Health High Level Expert Panel,” is EcoHealth Alliance’s Senior Policy Advisor and Senior Scientist Catherine Machalaba. Run by the discredited Peter Daszak – who worked to quash the lab theory origin of COVID-19 and thusly aid the Chinese Communist Party – EcoHealth Alliance funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to conduct collaborative research with the military-linked Wuhan Institute of Virology, also known as the “Wuhan lab.”
Read more at The National Pulse.

Lancaster: FDA Advisor Who Resigned Sounds Off On Agency’s Work In Last 6 Months
In early June, the FDA approved Aduhelm, a drug manufactured by Biogen for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. The FDA approved it under their Accelerated Approval pathway for its “anticipated clinical benefit” despite intense debate among researchers over whether or not it could actually benefit Alzheimer’s patients. Three members of the FDA’s independent advisory committee, which recommended that the FDA not approve the drug, resigned after the FDA ignored their advice. […] Narula said that it’s “pretty rare” for the FDA to approve a drug without the recommendation of its committee. She said that Kesselheim resigned because he felt that the FDA was not following the science and “significant concern” over side effects. One-third of patients had brain hemorrhages or bleeding, Narula added.
Read more/Watch the 5 minute report at Daily Caller.

Bannons War Room: Bannon Blasts Pathological Liar Fauci And Why He Has Many Dark Days Ahead Of Him
Watch the 4:19 minute video at Rumble.

2020 ELECTION

Bannons War Room: AZ Officials Still Refusing To Release Critical Evidence For Audit
Boris Epshteyn gives an update on the Arizona Audit.
Watch the 10 minute interview at Rumble.

Bannonss War Room: Bernie Kerik Says There’s Explosive News Coming Out Of Georgia
“The ‘secret weapon’ in Georgia right now is this civil litigation that’s getting to the bottom of the fraud. There’s going to be explosive news coming out of Georgia and you’re already seeing it start. If they don’t do a forensic audit in every county in the state, you’ve got to get rid of the governor and secretary of state.”
Watch the 1:42 minute video at Rumble.

Sundance: Georgia Judge Hears Motions on Atlanta Area Audit of 147,000 Absentee Ballots, Decision Pending
OAN has a good encapsulation of the current status along with a discussion with Phill Kline.
Read more/Watch the 12:44 minute interview at The Conservative Treehouse.

THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN

Brown: WATCH: New Documentary Sheds Light On Gender Identity Industry Pushing Trans Surgeries On Minors
A new documentary released earlier this week by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network seeks to expose how some in the medical industry are pushing hesitant parents to medically and surgically transition their children. “Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?,” which can be viewed below or on YouTube, explores the sobering consequences of gender transition on children by interviewing 17 doctors, parents, activists, and adults who sought medical affirmation of their gender identities. The film also analyzes how free speech is being restrained when those who question the prevailing narrative on the contentious issue are pushed out of the public conversation. Among those interviewed, one mother recounted how medical professionals frightened her into believing that her daughter would commit suicide if she was not placed on puberty blockers.
Read more/Watch the 51 minute documentary at Daily Wire.

Murdock: ASU Latest Diversity Hire Focuses Research on Critical Race Theory
One of the latest diversity hires by Arizona State University (ASU) for their Shakespeare program researches and promotes critical race theory. She is one of five others hired recently on the basis of their race and similar perspectives on that race within academia. Soon-to-be assistant professor Dr. Brandi Adams shared with ASU in an interview that she’s especially excited about her ongoing work in premodern critical race studies, and how that intersects with the history of reading.
Read more at AZ Free News.

PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD

Frontpage Magazine: Petition to Remove Admiral Michael Gilday as Chief of Naval Operations
Our military is under attack by “anti-racism” activists whose message is that white America is racist. […] Critical Race Theory began by destroying the moral integrity of colleges and corporations. Now its target is the U.S. Navy. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday has told the third of a million naval personnel that they should be reading and learning from Ibram X. Kendi, a mediocre, fact-challenged university professor who has become the go-to “anti-racism” expert for America’s woke elites. In a congressional hearings, Admiral Gilday was asked by Representative Jim Banks to denounce Kendi’s view that white people criminals – that they created the AIDS virus to kill black people. The Admiral refused to do so, dismissing it as a “cherry picked” quote about which he had no other opinion. By adding Ibram X. Kendi’s book – How To Be An Anti-Racist – to the Navy’s Professional Reading Program, Gilday put the weight of the U.S. Navy behind Kendi’s hatred of white America and all white people as the allegedly racist oppressors of blacks. […] An official video sponsored by Gilday, broadcasts the anti-American claim that the 245-year-old Navy has been on the wrong side of history, that John Paul Jones, who fought the British, Stephen Decatur, who fought Islamic pirates, and the men who fought on the USS Kearsarge to end slavery during the Civil War, were all on the “wrong side” of history until Gilday and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came along to set them straight.
Read more/Consider signing the David Horowitz sponsored petition at FrontPage Mag.

Mirengoff: CONCERNED SHAREHOLDERS TAKE ACTION AGAINST COKE’S RACIST DEMANDS
In January 2021, the general counsel of Coca-Cola sent a letter to the law firms that represent it. The letter demanded, among other things, that these firms “commit that at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys.” In response to this outrageous policy, the American Civil Rights Project (of which I am a board member) has sent a letter to the company on behalf of concerned Coca-Cola shareholders. The letter demands that the Coke either (1) publicly retract the discriminatory outside-counsel policies it announced in January or (2) provide access to the corporate records related to the decision of Coca-Cola’s officers and directors to adopt and retain those illegal policies.
Read more at POWERLINE BLOG.

CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY

Black: China’s COVID Coup
It is time for Americans to contemplate the possibility that the United States may be surpassed as the world’s most influential country. The Chinese have just won the greatest strategic victory in the last 30 years since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. However it originated, the novel coronavirus was repressed within China by recourse to draconian measures but was deliberately permitted to infect the rest of the world, enabling China to exploit the blunderbuss Western lockdowns and make a giant leap towards economic preeminence in the world. This push toward Chinese economic preeminence was something widely predicted prior to the Trump era but clearly was not happening in the first three years of the Trump presidency, as unemployment nearly vanished in the United States, illegal immigration was almost completely stopped, and American economic growth soared, generated by an increasing workforce and sharp gains among the lowest 20 percent of income earners. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic almost 16 months ago, however, the United States and the West . . .
Read more at American Greatness.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING THE U.S. MILITARY

Exclusive — Nellis Air Force Base Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show: ‘Essential to the Morale, Readiness’
The Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first-ever drag queen show at one of its on-base dining and entertainment clubs, according a base spokesperson. […] The “Top 3” at Nellis Air Force Base is a social and professional organization established to “enhance the morale, esprit de corps, of all enlisted personnel assigned to the Wing and to facilitate cooperation between members of the top three enlisted grades,” according to its private Facebook page. “The base Top III will provide a forum for its members to meet, share personal experiences and expertise, and assist one another. It may function as an added channel of communication within the chain of command, between the commander, and the enlisted force on Nellis AFB,” it said. […] Nellis Air Force Base is home to the service’s Warfare Center where Air Force pilots undergo the most demanding advanced air combat training in the country.
Read more at Breitbart.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY

Hinderacker: BIDEN LIES OVERSEAS
Biden lied about the mostly peaceful protest at the Capitol on January 6, claiming falsely that rioters killed officer Brian Sicknick: . . . No one killed a police officer on January 6; the medical examiner ruled, as has been widely reported, that Sicknick died of natural causes. But Biden is happy to portray his own country as violent and lawless as long as he can cast blame on political opponents. Similarly, Biden launched into an attack on the Republican Party during a press conference in Belgium: . . . Leaders of some other countries worry that we might again have a president who puts America first. Biden took pains to reassure them: . . .
Read more at POWERLINE BLOG.

Moore: National security adviser grilled over Biden’s summit with Putin in heated interview
National security adviser Jake Sullivan was grilled by Fox News’ anchor Chris Wallace about Biden’s sitdown with Putin amid the administration’s waiving of sanctions for the Nord Stream Pipeline, the cyber and ransomware attacks on US businesses and the freezing of an aid package to Ukraine.. Speaking about the Geneva summit, “President Biden said there are 16 areas of critical infrastructure I don’t want you to attack, which seemed to imply, well, if you attack the 17th area of critical infrastructure, that’s OK,” Wallace asked.
Read more at NY Post.

Former Director of National Intelligence assesses Biden’s foreign policy
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe argues that the ‘language from every country in the world ought to be tough on China.’
Watch the 7 minute interview at Fox News.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA

Anderson: Dark Money Groups Fund Liberal Push To Pass Infrastructure Without Republicans
A trove of dark money is behind a liberal campaign to push President Joe Biden to abandon negotiations with Republicans and pass a sweeping infrastructure package filled with partisan priorities. Two liberal advocacy groups that spearheaded a June letter calling on Biden to sidestep Republicans and secure a “big, bold infrastructure bill” are backed heavily by dark money. One of the letter’s organizers, Invest in America Action, is part of an umbrella organization sponsored by the Hopewell Fund, a dark money behemoth that raked in $84.2 million in anonymous contributions for left-wing causes in 2019.
Real Recovery Now!—a coalition of progressive organizations designed to urge Biden to invest big in alternative energy—also organized the letter and has ties to dark money. Five of the campaign’s members have combined to receive $8.7 million from funds managed by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm at the center of a massive dark money network.
Read more at Free Beacon.

Mirengoff: NEPOTISM ABOUNDS IN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Soon after becoming president, Joe Biden promised that no member of his family would be involved in the federal government. It was an easy promise for Biden to make considering all the money his son and brother had already made off of Joe’s name and office in the private sector.
You can’t get rich in the federal government like you can peddling influence in countries like Ukraine and China. Still, the federal government isn’t a bad place in which to make a buck and enhance a resume. Thus, senior members of the Biden administration are finding places in government for their children, spouses, and siblings. The Washington Post has the details. They include the following: . . .
Read more at POWERLINE BLOG.

DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CRITICAL RACE THEORY (WOKE IDENTITY POLITICS)

Lifson: Evanston, Illinois holds ‘Pride’ and Juneteenth parades but cancels parade for Fourth of July
Contempt for this country has been spreading from academia, where it first gained a foothold during the Vietnam War, to infect the commanding heights of our institutions. The cities and towns that hist the most prestigious colleges and universities almost without exception are bastions of the left. Berkeley, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cambridge, Mass, and not least Evanston, Illinois, home of Northwestern University. […] So, Covid is no risk for Blacks and homosexuals but is for patriots? They really do think we are stupid. And in the case of Evanston and many other university towns, they are right. I am utterly sickened by this.
Read more at American Thinker.

FAUCI’S VIRUS: IT’S POLITICAL

Braddock: Why Was News of India’s Success With Ivermectin Suppressed?
But seemingly overnight, stories about India’s COVID surge disappeared from Western media. Why? I think it was because India was too good of a case study in how the virus can be defeated without experimental gene therapy vaccines. All it takes is a cheap, safe, widely used drug called Ivermectin. In the late 1960s, a Japanese microbiologist, Satoshi Ōmura, took a soil sample from a golf course near Tokyo, and the rest is, as they say, history. From this soil sample . . . […] In 2015, Ōmura and his partner William Campbell were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of Ivermectin . . . Early in the pandemic, Wagstaff and a team of researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia conducted cell culture experiments to see if Ivermectin might be a useful therapy in the war on COVID. Their findings blew away all expectations. Ivermectin halted the replication of the virus and completely eradicated it from the cell culture in under 48 hours. […] Why would this information be suppressed by our media outlets? Well, under the FDA’s rules, an emergency use authorization (EUA) like the ones given for the three main experimental gene therapy vaccines can only remain in force so long as there is not a superior alternative therapy available. When you consider that the absolute risk reduction from taking Ivermectin as a COVID prophylaxis is far superior to that of the products from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the justification for administering these experimental treatments disappears.
Read more at American Greatness.

Zeisloft: New Report Shows How Lockdowns Destroyed The Middle Class
Data from Harvard University, Brown University, and the Gates Foundation show dramatically different job market recovery for “high wage,” “middle-wage,” and “low wage” workers. Between January 2020 and March 2021, Americans earning above $60,000 observed a 2.4% overall increase in employment. Meanwhile, workers earning below $60,000 and workers earning below $27,000 saw 4.5% and 23.6% decreases, respectively. […] Writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, Brad Polumbo commented: The findings reveal that government lockdown orders devastated workers at the bottom of the financial food chain but left the upper-tier actually better off… They offer yet another reminder that government lockdowns hurt most those who could least afford it. Polumbo also noted . . .
Read more at Daily Wire.

THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON WOMEN

Robbins: 3 Ways The Left’s Hatred Of Women Shows Up In Transgender Ideology
Everyone knows the political left disdains men — at least, white heterosexual men who aren’t confused about their sex. But it also has a serious misogyny problem. For all the trumpeting of women’s rights, leftist policies frequently demean, disempower, or even endanger women. Women are expected to shoulder burdens not imposed on men, all to promote what’s touted as a greater public good. Besides, is there anything more dismissive and denigrating of women’s value and humanity than referring to them as “menstruators,” “birthing units,” or “uterus owners”? 1. Transgender Policies Erase Women – Much of the left’s misogyny arises from the sudden “transgender” contagion. Trans-accommodating policies have real victims, in addition to the ultimate victimization of the gender-dysphoric. Usually if not always, those other victims are women. When biological males compete on women’s and girls’ sports teams – as happens in Connecticut high school track competitions – female athletes find themselves “on the sidelines instead of the podium.” If these girls are deprived of not only the thrill of victory but also college scholarships, the trans lobby argues, it’s a price they should be willing to pay for the male athletes’ idea of justice.
Read more at The Federalist.

A CULTURE IN DECLINE

Parsons: Stop Tearing Down Men
It’s Father’s Day weekend. Here in Idaho, the women just finished an annual women’s-only bike ride that attracts participants from around the world. At one point, I contacted them on social media to ask if there was a particular reason that this event always falls on Father’s Day weekend. That seems an appropriate opportunity to celebrate fathers and not commit them to observe a female-only charitable event. There are fifty-two weekends in the year, so selecting this one feels intentional. The response I received was a matter of mere coincidence and availability — but my inclination is that this is just an extension of the pervasive culture that seeks to stifle a celebration of manhood. […] Though it’s often dismissed as a conservative talking point, there is a negative correlation between fathers and near every malady of modern society. […] One of the challenges of raising boys in the current environment is that popular culture holds differing views of what it means to be a good man or father. It’s been well covered elsewhere, but the fatherly representation in modern television and movies is often that of the bumbling idiot dad and the strong leading mother figure. This caricature of men is reinforced in the children’s programming, where the protagonist of every major Disney film of late is a strong female heroine who saves the world, despite the failing efforts of a flawed supporting male cast.
Read more at American Thinker.

Malloch: Father Knew Best, and He Can Again
Fathers knew best: they were wise, authoritative, caring, loving, and essential. But in today’s popular imagination, all that is past tense. Why have fathers fallen so far out of favor? Will they ever make a comeback or is the era of the two-parent family, safe, stable neighborhoods, and two cars in every garage, a true has been? Should we even bother celebrating fathers at all anymore in our postmodern, hip, urban, feminized, totally woke culture? Many say we can just do without them. The numbers do not look all that good; indeed, they are appallingly bad and getting worse. The share of families headed by single parents in America now stands at 75 percent among African American families, 60 percent among Hispanic families, 38 percent among white families and 20 percent among Asian families. Fathers have exited. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than one-in-four children—nearly 20 million—live without a father in the home. […] What are we to do? America was built by fathers, faith, and freedom. Without fathers there can be no normed families, lasting marriages, extended family relations, grounded communities, robust civic life . . . That is why the Left in its most progressive and Marxist elements seeks to eradicate fatherhood from existence. Karl Marx, writing on “The Abolition of the Family,” argued: . . .He wanted it destroyed. […] What is the antidote to all this father hate and attacks on the institution of family life? First . . .
Read more at American Greatness.

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