Daily News Roundup

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Jeremy Carl contributor to American Greatness: Juneteenth’s emergence as an official national holiday is the result, not of a desire for unification and celebration, but of the same cynical racial division that has brought us Black Lives Matter, critical race theory, proposed shakedowns in the guise of reparations, and a host of other ills. The promotion of Juneteenth from a largely regional and informal celebration to a sacred national holiday undermines American national and racial unity—it does not encourage it. And that is the precise intention of those who foisted it on America.

Dr. Carol Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Princeton and Vanderbilt universities: Critical Race Theory training, which pressures people not to say certain things, take a certain stance, or forces them into some segregated settings, may infringe on people’s constitutional rights and even violate civil rights laws.

Naomi Wolf author and journalist: “The vaccine passport is a Chinese-style social credit system. It’s being digitized and the minute everyone is loaded onto this app, it can be functionalities can be added to it to locate you, map your friends, switch off your revenue stream especially with the pressure to move to digital currency, and dial you down. You can be switched off from flying and using other public transportation and even leaving your home.”

Stratford Caldecott contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: No longer the primary breadwinner, today’s father is not even necessarily the one who engendered his own child, thanks to the wonders of IVF. Technology, which already in the 1960s severed the connection between sex and reproduction, now promises to separate gender from parenthood entirely. It is hardly surprising that so many fathers are missing from the landscape of the contemporary family.

Julie Kelly contributor to American Greatness: The purge of the populist mindset is underway, courtesy of the fetid Beltway judicial system and the Joe Biden regime. Judges routinely lecture January 6 defendants about the wrongthink of a “stolen election” while prosecutors openly mock their political beliefs, including home schooling and gun ownership.

Ronald E. Yates contributor to American Thinker: Who would have thought it possible? Who would have ever guessed that today’s military would be led by the very socialists and Marxists whom I and millions of other veterans battled during a 45-year cold war — not to mention hot wars such as Korea and Vietnam? But apparently, that is the case.

Sundance a contributor to Conservative Treehouse on Biden’s Crime Prevention Program 6/23/21 speech: However, on a positive note, Jibberish Joe is the first President in U.S. history to promise to make it harder for Chicago gang members to purchase nuclear weapons. So there’s that. He might not have lost all his marbles, but there is a big hole in the bag.

Bruce Thornton contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Supposed conservative or moderate pundits need to stop taking their cues from Democrat fellow elites, and stop legitimizing the Dems’ decades-long attempts to dismantle our political freedom and unalienable rights. Stopping those renewed efforts under the new administration is more important than continually brandishing their distaste of Trump so that progressives won’t say means things about them.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) following the defeat of S.1 For The People’s Act: “This was a victory for the angels. This bill was written in hell by the devil himself. This bill wouldn’t make it easier to vote. This would make it easier to vote illegally. This is the ‘corrupt politicians act,’ and I’m glad we defeated it.”

Senator Ted Crux (R-TX) in a speech to the Faith & Freedom Foundation last Friday: “And, I’m here today with two very simple messages. Number one, we need to defend America. And, number two, a word of optimism: revival is coming.

PRESIDENT TRUMP

The Right Scoop: [UPDATE: TRUMP TAKES CREDIT] – Kamala Harris has finally decided to visit the border, but why now?
It’s just been announced that Cackling Kamala is finally planning a visit to the border to see the mess that she and Biden have created: . . . […] Harris’ trip comes just days before former President Donald Trump is set to visit the border. Trump will be joined on that trip by Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott and a group of House Republicans. Can’t let Trump one up her on visiting the border! Of course that’s just my speculation, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that’s what finally motivated her to visit the humanitarian crisis that she and Biden have created at the border.
Politico provides a few stats on just how bad the border has gotten under Biden and Kamala: . . .
Read more at The Right Scoop.

Thornton: The Anti-Trump Verbal Preemptive Cringe
Even conservative commentators who are not afflicted with terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome are compelled to drag Trump into their writing and criticize him in order to preempt any suspicion that their comments critical of progressives show support for the hated ex-president.
This verbal preemptive cringe is a way for members of the bipartisan political guild to signal their virtue and assure progressives that they’re not one of those knuckle-dragging “deplorable” Trump supporters. In doing so, they remind Trump voters why they supported him in the first place: He cut through all the class-signaling politesse and specious “norms” the cognitive elite use to advertise their superiority. A good example can be found in a commentary from Lance Morrow in the Wall Street Journal. Much of the piece is a spot-on dissection of the progressive class-hatred of conservatives in general and Donald Trump’s supporters in particular. His portrait of these plutocrat progressives is worth quoting: . . .
Read more at FrontPage Mag.

BEHIND THE DEEP STATE

Kelly: Deprogramming of January 6 Defendants Is Underway
The entire investigation is an attempt to prosecute people based on their beliefs. Those who purge their views and admit their wrongthink will be given mercy. Those who don’t will pay dearly. My lawyer has given me names of books and movies to help me see what life is like for others in our country. I’ve learned that even though we live in a wonderful country things still need to improve. People of all colors should feel as safe as I do to walk down the street.” That passage is part book report, part white privilege mea culpa submitted to a federal court this month by Anna Morgan-Lloyd, one of the more than 500 Americans arrested for her involvement in the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The 49-year-old grandmother of five from southern Indiana was charged with four counts of trespassing and disorderly conduct even though she walked through an open door and was inside the building for about five minutes. She was ratted out to the FBI by a county worker who saw her January 6 posts on Facebook. On Wednesday, Lloyd, who has a clean criminal record, pleaded guilty to one count of “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building”—but not before she consented to undergo a reeducation exercise at the urging of her court-appointed lawyer. (Like many January 6 defendants, Lloyd does not have the means to hire a private attorney.)
Read more at American Greatness.

Dinesh D’Souza: The FBI is America’s Greatest Domestic Terrorist Threat Today
Watch the 7:48 minute video.

Kassam & Winters: LISTEN: Fauci Lets Slip That Mark Zuckerberg Offered Him ‘Resources & Money’ In Redacted E-Mails.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has revealed what Mark Zuckerberg offered him in redacted portions of his recently released emails. The conversation, he admitted, included offers of “resources and money” from the Facebook founder who at the time same was ploughing cash into interfering in the 2020 election on behalf of Democrats. […] Appearing on the “Sway” podcast published by the New York Times, Fauci revealed what was behind the redactions in his e-mails with Zuckerberg which were released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Host Kara Swisher – who has interviewed Zuckerberg and number of times – notes to Fauci: . . .
Read more at The National Pulse.

Bannons War Room: Several Smoking Guns Expose Fauci’s Big Coverup
Natalie Winters and Raheem Kassam demonstrate all the connecting roads in Fauci’s lie.
Watch the 13 minute video at Rumble.

THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN

Blaze TV Staff: ‘This is the gravest threat we face today’: Levin issues warning after speaker calls on grads to remember ‘jihad’
Imagine a commencement address that indoctrinates high schoolers with hateful anti-American ideologies. Now, meet Abrar Omeish: a Fairfax County school board member who gave the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony for Justice High School in Falls Church, Virginia. […] On a recent episode of “LevinTV,” host Mark Levin exposed Omeish’s anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-cop, anti-capitalist agenda for the “Islamist American Marxism” that he believes it is. Pointing out that Omeish went to Yale for her undergraduate degree before attending Georgetown University (reportedly on a full scholarship,) Mark argued that the Muslim board member can’t stop pushing her divisive notions of how horrific America is, even as America has embraced her with open arms. Mark also noted that Omeish’s Libya-born father . . .
Read more/Watch the 13 minute Levin monologue at There Blaze.

Rosiak: Here Are The Thousands Of Teachers Who Say They’re Willing To Violate Law To Keep Pushing CRT
Thousands of teachers have pledged to continue teaching based on critical race theory even if state laws ban it — contradicting the claims of those who seek to quell parents’ anger by claiming nothing like that has ever been taught in schools. The Zinn Education Project, named after the anti-American and factually challenged historian Howard Zinn, has collected signatures from more than 4,200 teachers who “Pledge to Teach the Truth: Despite New State Bills Against It.”
Read more at Daily Wire.

A CULTURE IN DECLINE

Caldecott: The Crisis of Fatherhood
The recovery of fatherhood is not merely a political and sociological challenge, to be met by strengthening the legislation that keeps families together, deters separation, and insists that a man takes more responsibility for his children (whether he be married or not). What needs to be recovered is a vision, a sense of responsibility, something the philosopher Gabriel Marcel in his book Homo Viator (1951) called a “creative vow.” The father is more than a biological instrument above all when he is prepared to consecrate himself for a role that transcends the physical. He gives of himself biologically to the mother when the child is conceived; but he gives of himself spiritually when he accepts a continuing and indeed eternal responsibility for the gift that God gives him in return—the gift of the child whom he did not fashion and whose destiny he cannot determine or control.
Read more at The Imaginative Conservative.

ELECTION 2020

Bannons War Room: Nuclear Explosion Of Evidence In Arizona Is Coming Out
Watch the 2:49 minute interview at Rumble.

Payne: ‘No business doing that’: Wis. official says Zuckerberg-funded group seized control of 2020 election
The now-retired elections clerk in a key Wisconsin county says political activists working for a group funded by Mark Zuckerberg money seized control of the November elections in Green Bay and other cities, sidelining career experts and making last-minute changes that may have violated state law. […] Juno claimed that following the infusion of the CTCL cash into Green Bay “the mayor’s office and chief of staff began to take over election functions.” “And that is not something under state statutes they have the authority to do,” she said, . . .
Read more at Just The News.

ELECTION 2022 & 2024

Singman: RNC makes multimillion-dollar investment toward ground game operation ahead of 2022 midterm elections
The Republican National Committee has made a multimillion-dollar investment toward what they describe as their “permanent, data-driven” ground game operation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, hiring more than 100 staffers, bolstering their efforts to promote minority engagement, and investing in digital and strategic data. “The RNC is recognized for its historic, data-driven ground game operation and this cycle we will build upon our unmatched infrastructure by making early investments and hiring key staff in battleground states,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News.
Read more at Fox News.

Morrissey: Politico: Democrats are “unilaterally disarming” on redistricting
Alternate headline: Democrats get hoist with their own petard. After getting their collective clock cleaned at the state-legislature level in 2010’s midterms, the party reacted to the loss of redistricting power by demanding that the authority for that pass to independent commissions. They have made gerrymandering a top complaint against Republicans for the last decade in a sour-grapes effort to remove that political advantage they squandered in the wake of ObamaCare. In 2020, Democrats gained a little more traction in state legislatures, Politico asserts, but now can’t use that leverage for redistricting. Why? Because of the independent commissions they established — largely only in states they already controlled: . . .
Read more in Hot Air.

U.S. SUPREME COURT

Vadum: The ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court’s Love-Affair With Obamacare
Conservatives across America have to be asking themselves why they put so much time, money, energy into electing Republicans when the supposedly conservative Supreme Court justices who follow side with the Left in important cases. The latest jurisprudential atrocity is the high court’s dreadful but not altogether unexpected betrayal of the U.S. Constitution in California v. Texas, a challenge to the Obamacare redistribution statute lodged by Texas and 17 other states that had been backed by the former Trump administration. “It’s never been a proper role for the federal government to regulate health care and health insurance,” Robert Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, who represented two individual plaintiffs, said after winning at the trial court level. “It is a proper role for the states.” There are 6 conservative justices and 3 liberal justices on the Supreme Court, or so the conventional wisdom goes.
[…] This ruling should disabuse Americans once and for all of the claim, repeated ad nauseam by the Left, that the Supreme Court, which momentarily is dominated by Republican appointees, is somehow “conservative” or “right-wing.” It also demonstrates that threatening to pack the court, as Democrats vow to do, is an effective way of making sure the court fails to do its job.
Read more at Canada Free Press.

Olson: Supreme Court issues blow to unions in California case about farm property rights
The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Wednesday ruled that a California law allowing union organizers access to farms to organize workers is unconstitutional because it in effect deprives farm owners of their property rights without just compensation. The six Republican-appointed justices ruled for the businesses while the three Democrat-appointed justices dissented, siding with state officials who defended the pro-union rule. It represented a show of force from the conservative majority on a hot-button political issue after a recent string of largely unanimous or 8-1 rulings. “The right to exclude is ‘one of the most treasured’ rights of property ownership,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “Accordingly, the growers’ complaint states a claim for an uncompensated taking in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.”
Read more at Fox News.

GOP

Toldjah: Ted Cruz Absolutely Levels Chuck Schumer During Must-Watch Victory Lap Speech on S.1 Failure
Now that the so-called “For the People” act is dead thanks to the filibuster, Democrats are predictably throwing tantrums while Republicans are lining up to take a well-deserved victory lap over its defeat. Perhaps no other GOP Senator was more cutting in his remarks towards Democrats than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday night and proceeded to straight-up blister Democrats, in particular, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) not just over them trying to pull off a massive power grab, but also over what he called “the most pernicious aspect” of the bill: “the racial demagoguery that it has invited.” Schumer, on the other hand, . . .
Read more/Watch the fiery 3:28 minute speech at Red State.

Mion: DeSantis Signs Legislation Mandating Schools Teach ‘Evils of Communism and Totalitarian Ideologies’
The governor, who signed three bills designed to educate students about history and civics, said during a press conference at Three Oaks Middle School in Fort Myers, Florida: It’s crucial to ensure that we teach our students how to be responsible citizens. They need to have a good working knowledge of American history, American government and the principles that underline our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Florida HB 5 made an addition to the current high school government curriculum. Students will now be required to learn the “evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies.”
Read more/Watch the 7 minute DeSantis press conference at Town Hall.

CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY

Hippolito: China Virus, Indeed
Six months before controversy surrounded Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in gain-of-function virus research, a Chinese professor put the COVID-19 pandemic in a frightening light. Chen Ping, a senior research fellow at Fudan University’s Center for New Political Economy, essentially called COVID-19 a bioweapon.
“In 2020, China won the trade war, science and technology war, and especially the biological war,” Chen said in January. “The achievement is unprecedented. This is an epoch-making historical record. So for the liberal, America-worshiping cult within China, their worship of the U.S. is actually unfounded. After this trade war and biological warfare, the U.S. was beaten back to its original shape.” Chen made a point to contrast those ostensible achievements with President Donald Trump’s policies. […] In 2015, a year before Jin’s speech, the People’s Liberation Army and Chinese health officials published, “The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons.” That study discussed coronaviruses as part of a “new era in genetic weapons” that can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponized and unleashed in a way never seen before,” it stated.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY

Chang: Biden Never Learns: He Still Wants to Talk to China
President Joe Biden, according to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, wants to begin a new round of “engaging” China. Call this another Biden debacle in the making. On June 17, after the troubled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Sullivan told reporters that Biden “will look for opportunities to engage with President Xi going forward.” “Soon enough, we will sit down to work out the right modality for the two presidents to engage,” Sullivan said. “It’s now just a question of when and how.” How about never? The U.S. and China have already engaged each other. Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken sat down with China’s top two diplomats, Politburo member Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Anchorage in the middle of March. Yang and Yi did not come to Alaska to talk to the Biden administration; they came to rant, lecture, and humiliate. Blinken and Sullivan should have sent the Chinese “diplomats” packing as soon as they went on a bender for the benefit of the cameras.
Read more at Gatestone Institute.

Greenfield: The More Biden Appeases America’s Enemies, The More They Snub Him
It’s the appeasement paradox. Negotiations are more likely to begin and go somewhere when there’s a strong position. And that makes sense. Why bother negotiating with someone who has set the market price of their consent so low as to hardly be worth bothering with? It’s why the major Cold War talks were conducted with Reagan and Nixon. It’s also why the Trump administration made more diplomatic progress than Obama. […]Here’s the latest from Iran. . . . And from North Korea. . . . And when America’s enemies aren’t outright humiliating Biden, they’re condescendingly patting him on the head. “ I want to say that the image of President Biden . . . […] . . . Biden’s accomplishments in foreign policy thus far consist of 1. Starting a war in Israel 2. Financing Iran’s military reboot that’s destabilizing the region 3 . . .4 . . .5 . . .
Read more at FrontPage Mag.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA

Barkoukis: Liberals React to Defeat of ‘For the People Act’
Liberals did not handle the news well that Senate Republicans used the filibuster to block the Democrats’ corrupt “For the People Act”—a federal takeover of the local elections. Despite President Biden warning that “democracy is in peril,” not a single Republican supported opening debate on the bill. From politicians to pundits, the left reacted as you’d expect. “Our American Democracy is in peril, and today, every single Senate Republican voted against saving it. Democrats will not be deterred in our fight,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Our Republic is at a crossroads, and it is up to us to save it.”
Over at CNN . . .
Read more at Townhall.

Price: Disease, Sexual Abuse, Unsafe Food Await Unaccompanied Children in Biden’s Migrant Camps, Says BBC
As the flood of unaccompanied migrant children mounted through the spring, the Biden Administration quickly put up detention centers in multiple locations. The BBC reports the migrant children, mostly from Central America, face “heartbreaking” living conditions. Findings by the BBC from interviews with staff and migrant children revealed allegations of sexual abuse, COVID-19 and lice outbreaks, long waits for medical attention, a lack of clean clothes, and children served under-cooked meats. Staff members provided the BBC with leaked photos and video from inside detention centers.
Read more at Breitbart.

Clark: EXCLUSIVE: ICE Flies Migrants from Border Area Air Force Base to U.S. Interior
The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the flights transport mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants from Laughlin Air Force Base to areas around the Seattle and New Orleans ICE Field Offices. The migrants, who are not eligible for removal under the CDC’s Title 42 Emergency COVID-19 authority, are being processed for asylum and will likely be released once credible fear interviews take place. […] The source within ICE says the flights help to relieve local community strains and also take the migrant releases further from the public eye at the border.
Read more at Breitbart.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CRITICAL RACE THEORY (WOKE IDENTITY POLITICS)

Billingsley: Critical Race Theory In One Perfect Photo
A “queer, nonbinary Black fat femme writer” breaks it all down for you. On Tuesday, Kurt Schlichter tweeted a photo of a classroom scene headlined “CRT in one perfect photo.” It promptly disappeared, so he tweeted again, under the headline “she’s just teaching about slavery,” and that too promptly vanished. The rapid takedowns are puzzling, given the photo’s content. Consider the subjects on the left side of the board, starting at the top. Diversity is a reality of the human condition but in critical race theory (CRT) it is code for proportionality. Under the proportionality doctrine, everything in society must represent the racial and ethnic proportions of the population. If proportionality does not exist, that can only be due to deliberate racial prejudice, and must be remedied by government action in the form of racial quotas, passed off as affirmative action, diversity and so forth. As Thomas Sowell has often noted, it’s hard to find any place or time when any institution represented the ethnic proportions of the population. CRT ignores personal differences, effort and choice, which account for different outcomes, even among family members of the same race and ethnicity. Since proportionality is not a matter of law, “diversity” is a CRT dogma, at odds with reality, that must be imposed. “Intersectionality,” next on the list, involves . . .
Read more/See the photo at FrontPage Mag.

VDH: Why Are They Woke?
There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession, and rioting of 2020. Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism, or other -isms. Instead, for some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: fobbing one’s own concrete prejudices onto others in order to alleviate or mask them. So should we laugh or cry that Black Lives Matter’s self-described Marxist co-founder turns out to be a corporate grifter? Patrisse Cullors has accumulated several upscale homes and is under investigation by the IRS for allegations of the misuse of funds from one of her foundations. Is it the case that the more Cullors professes Marxist ideology and damns toxic whiteness, so all the more she feels at home living in a $1.4 million Topanga Canyon home, in an almost exclusively ritzy white neighborhood? Consider outspoken liberal icon Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). […] Does Medieval penance explain Biden’s fixation on systemic racism? After all, when he condemns anonymous white racists, does his outrage mitigate his son Hunter’s habitual use of the N-word and anti-Asian riffs?
Read more at American Greatness.

RECOMMENDED READING

Revolutionary Monsters: Five Men Who Turned Liberation Into Tyranny Hardcover  – September 28, 2021 by Donald Critchlow (Author)
All sparked movements in the name of liberating their people from their oppressors—capitalists, foreign imperialists, or dictators in their own country. These revolutionaries rallied the masses in the name of freedom, only to become more tyrannical than those they replaced. Much has been written about the anatomy of revolution from Edmund Burke to Crane Brinton Crane, Franz Fanon, and contemporary theorists of revolution found in the modern academy. Yet what is missing is a dissection of the revolutionary minds that destroyed the old for the creation of a more harmful new. Revolutionary Monsters presents a collective biography of five modern day revolutionaries who came into power calling for the liberation of the people only to end up killing millions of people in the name of revolution: Lenin (Russia), Mao (China), Castro (Cuba), Mugabe (Zimbabwe), and Khomeini (Iran). Revolutionary Monsters explores basic questions about the revolutionary personality, and examines how these revolutionaries came to envision themselves as prophets of a new age.

CLIMATE EMERGENCY: IT’S POLITICAL

The Right Scoop: WATCH: Tucker exposes how scientists are pushing ‘human engineering’ to deal with Climate Change
Tucker Carlson opened his show discussing how scientists are pushing ‘human engineering’ to deal with issues like Climate Change. The video starts with discussion about Google and Peter Daszak, but the ‘human engineering’ portion begins after the five minute mark. What drew my attention to this was the appearance of these videos on Twitter last night from the World Science Festival in 2016. They are the same videos that Tucker highlighted above regarding ‘human engineering’, so if you are in a hurry you can watch them below. The first one is where bioethicist S. Matthew Liao suggested that, in order to address Climate Change and how too many people eat red meat, they can use ‘human engineering’ to make people intolerant to red meat: . . .
Read more/Watch the videos at The Right Scoop.

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