Daily News Roundup

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Vivek Murthy Biden’s Surgeon General & Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary in a joint press briefing on 7/15/2021: “We’re saying we expect more from our technology companies. We’re asking them to operate with greater transparency and accountability. We’re asking them to monitor misinformation more closely. We’re asking them to consistently take action against misinformation super-spreaders on their platforms.”

David Randall contributor to American Greatness: So I say to the state lawmakers whose bills to ban critical race theory have ruffled the feathers of the radical establishment, its collaborators, and the mugwumps—yes, amend your bills so that the language is precise and will survive judicial scrutiny. Then introduce another bill, and another bill, and another. Wherever you see an excrescence of CRT, pass a law to ban it, to free Americans from its chains. Above all, defund the advocates of CRT. Let them rant their hatred without taxpayer support. Don’t just ruffle their feathers—pluck ‘em.

Andrew Coy contributor to American Thinker: The America First agenda gives our grandchildren as great an opportunity for success as we had. Who would be against that? Democrat globalist elite John Kerry said at a college commencement address that this year’s college graduates will be alive to see a world without borders. God help us all if that is true. A world without borders ruins America’s future and potential.


Sundance: Action Alert – Wall Street and Democrats Fundraising for Ten House Decepticons Who Voted to Impeach President Trump
As noted by a recent article on campaign contributions [HERE], the Ten House DeceptiCons who voted to impeach President Trump are out-fundraising their grassroots challengers. Of course they are. The corrupt DC system is designed to protect their own. […] These ten DeceptiCons in the House also voted to support Nancy Pelosi’s “January 6th Commission.” They knew during the vote the purpose of the commission was to assist Democrats with a campaign narrative for 2022.
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.


Kerik: The Devastating Reality of the Arizona Forensic Audit
Demhttps://pricklypear.news/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=pageocrats and the mainstream media have been aggressively denouncing the Maricopa County, Arizona election audit from the beginning. At, first I didn’t understand why. I thought that it was because they were afraid of what the results would be, but I now believe it’s something far worse. The Democrats aren’t “just” afraid of the outcome – but they’re afraid that the audit results will be irrefutable and unimpeachable. They know that their efforts to discredit the audit process in Arizona will not stand up to scrutiny and here’s why.
Read more at NewsMax.

Solomon: Speaker of Georgia House demands investigation into Fulton County election irregularities
Ralston sent a letter late last week to Fulton County election officials requesting that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation be allowed to conduct the investigation. The request comes after Just the News reported last month that an independent observer for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger noted two dozen pages of irregularities in the Atlanta vote counting center last Nov. 3, including double scanning of ballots, insecure transportation of ballots and possible voter privacy violations.
Read more at Just The News.

(H/T RB) Bannons War Room: Mike Lindell Announces Major Cyber Forensics Symposium to Expose Stolen Election, CCP Can Sit in ‘Front Row’ With Kemp, Ducey
Lindell said before he takes the case to the Supreme Court, he will air all of the forensic evidence of the hacks from China on election night to a big venue. “I want to have congressmen there, I want to have senators there, Democrats, Republicans, attorney generals, secretaries of state,” he said. {NOTE: The Cyber Forensics Symposium is being held in Sioux Falls, SD, on August 10th and 11th]
Watch the three videos at War Room.


Boddie: Parents Canceled by Their Own Children
It happened that, as I was thinking about writing about my husband and me being canceled by our own children six months ago — we have been agonizing about not being able to talk to them or see our grandson for all that time — a thought popped into my mind: blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Weeks ago, while struggling with how to understand what has happened, I picked up a copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Then I looked at a book by David Horowitz entitled Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model. What I read convinced me that our family, more so our children, had been targeted. We, as a middle-class family who used to live together in the suburbs, were in the bull’s eye. Consider the last chapter of Rules, which was published in 1971.
Read more at American Thinker.


Randall: Laws Against Critical Race Theory Are Only the First Step
America desperately needs is to evict CRT from its schools and from every private and public institution. The National Association of Scholars and the Civics Alliance have endorsed Stanley Kurtz’s model Partisanship Out of Civics Act (POCA), the source for Texas’ new law H.B. 3979, not just because it also bans the vocational training for community organization known as “action civics,” but precisely because its language to ban CRT is carefully crafted to respect free speech and survive the inevitable legal challenges. Notably, the Partisanship Out of Civics Act applies to public K-12 schools rather than to higher education, where constitutional precedent has established a larger sphere of academic freedom. We recommend the model legislations’ language to our colleagues throughout America who wish to rid our public schools of CRT because we believe that its precise language has the greatest ability to achieve real and lasting change.
Read more at American Greatness.


Spencer: Al-Qaeda Calls For Murder of Americans In First Magazine Issue Since 2017
The timing is interesting. What has changed between 2017 and now to make al-Qaeda think that it’s safe to start calling for the murder of Americans again? The answer to that question is clear, and it’s sitting in the Oval Office right now. Anyone whose mind isn’t completely clouded over with Leftist propaganda is aware that Biden’s handlers’ administration projects weakness to the world, and that weakness is an opportunity for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other jihadis the world over, including those who are running the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.


Mahieu: US Scientists Call for Closer Research Ties With China
American professors are pushing for greater collaboration with Chinese Communist Party scientists even as experts explore the possibility that the deadly coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan virology lab. Twenty-one American and 19 Chinese professors signed on to an article for the Environmental Science and Technology journal advocating for increased collaboration between American and Chinese scientists. The journal is a publication of the American Chemical Society, one of the largest scientific societies in the world. Primarily authored by Glen Daigger of the University of Michigan and Jiuhui Qu of Tsinghua University in Beijing, the article downplays concerns about cooperation between the United States and China while pushing for tighter scientific research sharing and development. Nine of the American co-writers were educated at Chinese universities, and 18 of the journal’s editors work for Beijing-backed institutions.
Read more at Free Beacon.


Greenfield: While Military Leaders Lie, White Men Die
Suicide rates in civilian and military life prove that systemic racism is a hoax. And that’s why they are a deeply uncomfortable subject for diversity experts because, despite claims that white men are the most privileged group in society, and that minorities, especially black people, are the most oppressed and are suffering unbelieable stress, white men are the ones actually committing suicide in much higher numbers than the “oppressed” minority groups. A recent New York Times article struggled to explain why “social stressors — lower socioeconomic status and racism among them — are more prevalent and severe for the black population than the white one” yet “the black suicide rate is about one-third that of whites”. Given a choice between an inescapable statistical fact and the myth of systemic racism, politicians, experts, and the media dismiss the facts and stick with their racist myth.
Read more at FrontPage Mag.

Roach: The Military Plays No Part in the Constitution’s ‘Checks and Balances’
This push towards military independence from presidential control has been underway for a while. When Trump wanted to leave Syria, the president’s military advisers lied to him about troop levels. When Trump wanted to deploy the National Guard to quell violent rioting, military officials ordered that troops would not be armed. Later, on his own initiative, Milley bragged of creating a “Ring of Steel” around the Capitol to protect it from “Nazis.” Milley’s greatest regret does not appear to be his role in the failed mission in Afghanistan, or the recent conversion of the military into a woke struggle session, or the fiscal disaster that is procurement. Rather, he seems most determined to atone for criticism he received for accompanying Trump and other executive officials in a survey of Lafayette Park. After this entirely defensible episode, the sting from his peers and the media was too much to bear. He became a born-again convert to wokeism, committed to proving his own loyalty to the Washington, D.C. political class. […] This notion of individuals within the executive branch being a check on the president is a peculiar one. One branch cannot check itself. The executive from whom their power is derived is the president. We saw the first hint of this novelty in Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s stated belief that the president had no authority to countermand the “consensus views of the interagency.” Read more at at American Greatness.


Saavedra: Dozens Of U.S. Officials In Vienna Hit With Havana Syndrome, Believed To Be An Attack, Under Biden: Reports
Approximately two dozen U.S. intelligence officials in Vienna have reported symptoms of an illness that is consistent with Havana Syndrome, a set of neurological symptoms that officials and experts believe is the result of a microwave-radiation attack, during Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration.
“U.S. officials say the number of possible new cases in the Austrian capital—long a nexus of U.S. and Russian espionage—is now greater than the number reported by officials in any city except for Havana itself, where the first cases were reported,” The New Yorker reported. “The exact cause of the ailments in Vienna, which U.S. government agencies formally refer to as ‘anomalous health incidents’ or ‘unexplained health incidents,’ remains unknown, but in response to the surge the C.I.A., the State Department, and other agencies are redoubling their efforts to determine the cause, and to identify the culprit or culprits.”
Read more
at Daily Wire.

Mann: Democrats plan to slip immigration changes into $3.5T budget bill, pass without GOP votes
Expected to be included in the Congressional Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill is language that will advance the party’s goals for immigration reform. Working with the White House, a group of top Capitol Hill Democrats are workshopping placing a handful of immigration measures into the spending bill that will likely be passed via budget reconciliation, that is with no Republican support. For years, efforts to reform the American immigration system have stalled as Democrats and Republicans fail to make any sort of meaningful bipartisan progress on the issue. Now, Democrats are opting to strategically move forward potentially without the need for bipartisan agreement.
Read more at Just The News.

Weisman: How Our Leftist Government Gets Its Minimum Wage Hike without Legislation
The Biden administration has discovered a back door to raising the effective minimum wage. Paying lucrative supplemental unemployment benefits, which is effectively subsidizing leisure, increases the opportunity cost of working and thereby places upward pressure on wages as employers seek to incentivize would-be employees to move off the couch and into the workforce. Neither minimum-wage legislation nor political combat with the Republicans is required to implement this policy. The federal government need only keep the spigot open on supplemental unemployment benefits, and employers seeking to attract workers will have no choice but to increase the wages offered to compete. The long-run effects of this policy are deeply concerning precisely because they are so harmful to workers.
Read more at American Thinker.

Greenwald: Secretary of State Blinken is setting us up for paying reparations
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is neither naïve nor stupid. So why did he invite United Nations officials to investigate systemic racism in the United States? It cannot be for the sophomoric reason he stated: . . .[…] The State Department invitation for an official visit, issued on July 13, was to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues. The State Department plans to issue invitations to other UN experts who “report and advise on thematic human rights issues.” […] Both of the special rapporteurs who have been invited to the US signed a UN Human Rights Council statement last year that called for “reparative” (emphasis added) intervention for historical and contemporary racial justice” around the world. […] The UN report will be used by the Leftists and the Democrat party, but I repeat myself, as proof that a massive transfer of wealth is needed from white Americans to Americans of color. The ideological framework for this has been made by critical race theory . . .
Read more at American Thinker.

Hanson: Welcome to the Brave New America
The Left is achieving their fundamental transformation of America into a socialist hellhole, consolidating control over our major institutions and enacting truly radical policies and programs. It’s easy to get distracted by these policies—critical race theory is bad, cancel culture is bad. But we can’t lose focus on their ultimate goal. The desired end state for the Left is The State. […] Three interesting developments this week put things in clear focus. The communist paradise of Cuba is experiencing a revolt of people chanting “Freedom,” with some waving American flags. The FBI saw fit to release a tweet recruiting Americans to become informants against their own families, eerily reminiscent of the secret police in all communist countries. And Jack Posobiec reports the Biden Administration is going to release an enemies list based on influencers followed by those arrested at the Capitol riot. They are going full totalitarian and have moved into what Wesley Yang calls Successor Ideology, which views . . . […] It is up to us to stop them. This imminent danger moved me to leave foreign policy and national security where I have spent most of my adult career in order to focus on the culture war here in America. The most pressing threat we face, by far, is domestic. We either stop the Left in their quest, or they will destroy us long before any foreign enemy can. It led me to write . . . […] These vignettes help illustrate the immediacy of the threat before us. Most of the seemingly dystopian actions in them have either already happened or are being attempted currently. The statist Left has been stunningly successful over the past 50 years in their fundamental transformation of our country. The question remains: will we on the Right stand and fight successfully to save America?
Read more at American Greatness.

Feldman: Ten (Plus One) Signs that the Age of Biden is Upon Us
We are living in a weird world of constant deception and bizarre government policies. Sometimes the liars are easily exposed, usually the policies are facially absurd, and this week there are 10 such examples. 1. Claiming that the U.S. is responsible for Cuba’s failed state Pinning the blame for Cuba’s failures on the U.S. is the argument of people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (The other being the nonsense about Cuba’s great medical care and universal literacy.) In a pithy tweet, James Pethokoukis makes hash of this nonsense. Again, saying a socialist economy would work great — if only it were allowed to trade with the rich capitalist country nearby is not the killer argument that socialists think it is. Babalu blog, which tirelessly covers Cuba, reports on the rebellion going on there and its reasons (none of which have to do with U.S. sanctions, which do not in any event cover food or medicine purchases) summarizes the week’s rebellion on Cuba. This sudden eruption of dissent was caused by a perfect storm of calamities, all of which have revealed the Big Lie of the revolution. Lately, life in Cuba has become more unbearable than ever for just about every Cuban. The crisis is due to a long string of blunders and catastrophes, linked like beads on a rosary from hell: The loss of revenue from Venezuela, a collapsed economy, gargantuan foreign debt, a disastrous sugar harvest, uncontrolled inflation, a plague that is intensifying in Cuba rather than abating, a crumbling health care system, medication shortages, food shortages, water shortages, electricity blackouts, and increased repression, to name but a few. Never mind the sanctions by the United States or the so-called embargo that Cuba’s military junta and many of the world’s news outlets are blaming for the current crisis. These are inconsequential factors, a decoy skillfully manipulated by the oligarchs in order to distract from their own ineptitude and the congenital defects of the communism they embraced. These protesters know the ultimate cause of their distress is their lack of freedom in all spheres of life, which is nothing new. 2. Claiming that BLM cares about Blacks and police oppression of them. Not only does the rebellion in Cuba reveal the shortcomings of this socialist hellhole, but it forces Black Lives Matter to reveal its Marxist sympathies. Despite ample evidence of police state brutality against the largely Brown and Black protestors, BLM has not raised a. . . […] 3. . . 4 . . .
Read more at American Thinker.


AG News Staff: Obama HHS Sec.: Unvaxxed Should Not Be Able to Work, Access Children, Roam Freely
Former Obama Administratio3 minute interview; n’s Secretary for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced on CNN’s “Out Front” that people who have chosen not get vaccinated should be limited in their movements, not be allowed to work and have limited or no access to children.
Read more/Watch the video at American Greatness.


Bannons War Room: Author of The Misinformation Hoax James Poulos
Watch the 6 minute interview at Rumble.

Malloch: The Problem at Fox News
Let’s be completely frank, Fox News is no longer what it used to be, not by a long shot. It is not a conservative news outlet or an alternative to the lame, mainstream, fake news. There is one person primarily to blame for this state of affairs and he should be named and shamed away. This operative is not on our side in this “civil war.” His name is Neil Cavuto. With a falling viewership, except for the troika of true conservatives at night—Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham—Fox News might as well be abandoned. Its dopey, look-alike blathering blondes; has-been, inside-the-beltway politicos; and babbling, same-old-story libertarians, do not amount to a legitimate conservative media outlet. They are certainly not genuinely informed journalists. Who is behind this miserable, failed strategy besides the owner’s rich kids who apparently have decided (post-Ailes and all the sexual inuendo and lawsuits) that the dumb and getting dumber Cavuto, who runs all programming and hates Trump, should be in charge? By the way, the plutocratic, overweight, pinstriped Cavuto has a net worth of over $23 million and an annual salary of $7 million from Fox Not bad for a person of mediocre skills and limited education. Cavuto actually has quite a pedigree, on inspection. His mother . . . […] Cavuto was the guy behind the quick and bloodless removal of Fox favorite . . .
Read more at American Greatness.


Episode 1,103 – The 3rd November Movement: Audits and Action
Our guests are: Dr. Peter Navarro, Garland Favorito, Sonny Borrelli, Jane Timken
View at Rumble.

Episode 1,104 – The 3rd November Movement: Audits and Action
Our guests are: Dr. Peter Navarro, Steve Bannon, Seth Keshel, David Clements
View at Rumble.


Gottlieb warns Delta variant will be “most serious virus” unvaccinated get in their lifetime
“This virus is so contagious, this variant is so contagious that it’s going to infect the majority — that most people will either get vaccinated or have been previously infected or they will get this Delta variant,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Face the Nation.” “And for most people who get this Delta variant, it’s going to be the most serious virus that they get in their lifetime in terms of the risk of putting them in the hospital.” […] To mitigate the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, some areas of the country have reimposed mask mandates for both unvaccinated and vaccinated people indoors. But Gottlieb said to protect against the variant, it’s important for people to invest in high-quality face coverings, such as N95 masks. . . . I think is going to be important, even in cases where they’re vaccinated, if they want to add another layer of protection.” […] “I think every woman who’s an expectant mom or a prospective mom should be talking to their doctor about getting vaccinated,” he said.
Read more at CBS News.


Piper: Appeals court strips legal immunity from college officials — again — for anti-Christian bias
For the second time this year, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the University of Iowa for discriminating against a Christian student club. The Friday ruling upheld a district court’s decision to strip legal immunity from university officials for derecognizing InterVarsity Christian Fellowship following a 2018 injunction involving another Christian group. Informed by a trial judge that it couldn’t selectively apply its “human rights” policy to Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), the university responded by derecognizing many more religious student groups that require leaders to adhere to their doctrinal teachings, including on sexuality. […] The longest-serving current justice asked why “university officers, who have time to make calculated choices about enacting or enforcing unconstitutional policies, [should] receive the same protection as a police officer who makes a split-second decision to use force in a dangerous setting?”
Read more at Just The News.

America’s Voice: California Approves First State-funded Guaranteed Income Plan
California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it. The votes — 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly — showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, including some that have been privately funded, making it easier for elected officials to sell the public on the idea. California’s plan is taxpayer-funded and could spur other states to follow its lead.
Read more at Real America’s Voice.


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