“If only the media told the truth” sounds like a wish straight from the Wizard of Oz, desirable but fanciful. Many things would be different if it did, one being that we wouldn’t currently be crashing our economy and perhaps collapsing our civilization with the historic (and hysteric) blunder called “lockdown” policy. So asserted American Thinker’s Jack Hellner on Wednesday in a piece presenting the following startling facts:
Increasingly concerned that he and many fellow officers were being forced to violate their oaths of office in order to enforce COVID-19 stay-at-home edicts, Port of Seattle police officer and Special Forces veteran Greg Anderson posted a video on his Instagram page on March 6 expressing his concern. It runs about eight minutes.
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko M.D., a Board Certified family practitioner from Monroe, New York., discusses protocol of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin in effectively combating COVID-19 among his patients in New York, and in Honduras, Australia, and Israel. Dr. Zelenko also explains what President Trump can and should do to win the global war against in the novel coronavirus in the United States and to reopen the economy today.
Yet another host on leftist MSNBC asked Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden about Tara Reade’s sexual-assault allegation and Biden again denied it. But he also told the network’s Lawrence O’Donnell that he didn’t remember Reade, and that if someone believed her, they shouldn’t vote for him. He wouldn’t vote for himself if he believed Reade.
Three reports released on Friday give a glimmer of hope that the worst may be behind for the U.S. economy. While the headline from MarketWatch shouted, “Retail Sales Crater 16.4% in April,” the details were far less concerning. Auto dealers reported that April sales of new vehicles were off 12 percent. Translation: Despite nearly complete shutdowns of all economic activity in many states, somehow consumers still bought new vehicles at a rate of 88 percent of normal.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters following a Senate hearing on Tuesday with White House coronavirus task force advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, “People are hurting and we’re destroying our country. We’ve got to open up business, we got to let people vote, and we’re not going to live in a perfect world without infectious disease, we’re still going to have it, but we got to open the economy and that’s the number one message I have.”
Wisconsin’s Governor Tony Evers initially imposed his stay-at-home order on March 25, until April 24, then extended it until May 26. Despite the coronavirus largely being a problem in small areas of the state, he continued a blanket shutdown of “nonessential businesses” across the entire state. No scientific rationale has been given for his decision.
In a tweet on the morning of May 11 and at a new conference that same afternoon, President Trump accused Democratic state leaders of dragging their feet in implementing measures to reopen their states’ commercial activities in the wake of the massive shutdown put in place to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. He suggested that they were dong so to hinder the recovery of the nation’s economy and prolong the economic recession brought about by the cessation in normal business activities, in order to hurt his reelection chances in the November 3 presidential election.
Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision not to sign off immediately on the government’s request to dismiss its case against General Michael Flynn has opened the door to a complete rehearing of the matter. On Tuesday, Sullivan invited those opposed to the government’s request to present their case — through “friend-of-the-court” briefs — to convict Flynn and send him to jail.
It is nearly certain that illegal immigrants in California will receive mail-in ballots to vote in the 2020 presidential election thanks to the state’s lackadaisical voter-registration system and Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order allowing all voters in the state to vote via mail-in ballot this November because of the Chinese coronavirus.
Almost a full two months after the season officially ended, winter reared its ugly head in much of the United States over the weekend. A winter-type Polar Vortex has caused record cold and extremely late season snow from the Rockies to the Atlantic Ocean. What's responsible for this late season cold? If you listen to climate alarmists, the answer is simple: global warming.
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for an investigation on Friday into the American government’s gun-running operation — nicknamed Fast and Furious — that took place during the Barack Obama administration, which Obrador said violated his country’s national sovereignty and led to the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans at the hands or those weapons.
“Cuomo has blood on his hands,” said the Queens nursing home executive. “He really does.” There were many unknowns and disagreements early on in the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, involving matters ranging from the disease’s contagiousness to its actual mortality rate to whether it was seasonal. But one thing everyone knew, from the beginning, was that it was highly dangerous to the elderly.
Get ready for the “new normal.” Deep State globalists and environmentalists, along with their legions of followers, are literally celebrating the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to completely remake the world to suit their wishes. From Hollywood celebrities and United Nations bigwigs to government leaders and Big Business, elites around the globe are coming out of the closet and revealing their true agenda. In short, it means less freedom and less prosperity for you — and a lot more power for them. Think of the coronavirus lockdown as a test drive.
“Adam Schiff is a sociopath,” said Tucker Carlson Friday night. The Fox News host was reporting on the lies, revealed in House Intelligence Committee transcripts, that facilitated what he calls the Russia/collusion “hoax.” Yet his comment made me smirk a bit, as I’ve often theorized that Congressman Schiff (D-Calif.) could be a sociopath. (He exhibits all the signs, after all.) Even more ominously, though, the transcripts reveal a pattern of sociopathic behavior among many powerful figures — and our government increasingly, owing to societal moral decay, takes on a sociopathic character.
Texas salon owner Shelley Luther, who was jailed for opening her business and has been called a “modern-day Rosa Parks,” has now been freed thanks to action by the Texas Supreme Court and the state’s governor, Greg Abbott. Yet while the imperious judge who’d sentenced her has been scorned in conservative circles, forgotten is that Luther’s troubles only began because of a lockdown order Abbott issued — in defiance of science and reason.
The Deep State and its minions are freaking out over the exoneration of General Micheal Flynn , who briefly served as President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor before being set up by establishment operatives from the Obama administration's FBI. Transcripts confirming that the phony “Russiagate” scandal was a fraud are reportedly set to be released, too.
In this interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman, high-profile New York City attorney Bob Unger blasted New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio for outrageous (and illegal) tyranny under the guise of fighting coronavirus/Covid19. Unger also talks about the importance of education, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the John Birch Society, and so much more.
In this episode of Behind The Deep State, host Alex Newman exposes Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his insane efforts to hijack education and more importantly today, inject everyone on the planet with his dangerous vaccines to supposedly save us from "coronavirus." Alex breaks down his close links to the mass-murdering leaders of Communist China, and to the globalist billionaires in the Deep State closer to home. Learn about Gates' fanatical obsession with population control, population reduction, depopulation and how he hopes to achieve it with abortion and vaccines.
“You Danes are being exterminated. You’re like animals,” said the migrant to a Danish man. If you’re thinking, “I wish he’d stop mincing words and tell us how he really feels,” fret not. The migrant, identified only as “Muhammad,” did elaborate, among other things saying that he and his co-religionists “will not integrate.”
At the Presidential Briefing on Apr 30, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced early results, prior to peer-review, of one clinical trial using remdesivir, an intravenous (IV) experimental antiviral medicine in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. At the “warp speed” currently in vogue for the Fauci-led push to a new vaccine, the very next day the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for remdesivir to be used in seriously ill hospitalized patients. To announce the emergency approval, President Trump met with the CEO of the drug’s manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, in the Oval Office.
On Monday, May 4, retail giant Costco began requiring all employees and customers to wear face masks while inside their stores. Visitors to the Costco website are directed to the company’s COVID update page which states: Face Covering Requirements. To protect our members and employees, effective May 4, all Costco members and guests must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at Costco.
Former Georgia statehouse leader Stacey Abrams has been actively lobbying to become presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden's pick for his vice presidential running mate in 2020. According to at least one Biden campaign insider, she shouldn't waste any more time, as she's not considered a serious candidate for the job.
You may have heard of Professor Neil Ferguson. He’s the expert in the U.K. that predicted COVID-19 would infect and kill everyone and whose doomsday scenarios resulted directly in the lockdown in his own country and contributed to the knife in the the back of freedom that was wielded by mostly liberal-progressive governors and their quisling compatriot technocrats here in the United States.
Even before the coronavirus shutdown, the Smith parents were concerned about their young teenage son’s experience at the local public school. In fact, the child begged not to go back. From bullying and indoctrination that led to depression, to godlessness and false propaganda passed off as “education,” to handcuffed teachers who must obey the system amid the chaos, the family was already very worried.
Fever-reading drones, thermal cameras, and other coronavirus policies are part of “a looming wave of intrusive technology and constitutionally questionable measures pushed by governments — from local to state to federal — under the mission of protecting a fearful community,” reports the Miami Herald.
Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal, who once led American forces in Afghanistan, is serving as an advisor to a Democratic Party-supporting political action committee in its plans to disrupt the social-media support for President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. The group is called Defeat Disinfo, and it will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to follow discussion of Trump’s public statements and refute online efforts by Trump supporters to defend what they consider distortions and bias perpetrated by the liberal media, which are largely in league with the Democratic Party.
“When you subsidize something, you get more of it,” the economic principle goes. This would explain why, according to New York City funeral directors on the Wuhan Flu’s front lines, Big Apple officials are “padding” the disease’s mortality numbers, attributing deaths from other causes to the virus itself. What’s their motivation?
In yet another blatant example of big-tech censorship, Twitter has suspended conservative commentator and founder of the Blexit movement Candace Owens . Owens was suspended for a Friday tweet criticizing Michigan governor and vice-presidential hopeful Gretchen Whitmer's authoritarian handling of the coronovirus in the state.
As President Trump notches a 50-percent approval rating in his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Gallup reported on Thursday that “most of the variation in Trump’s recent job approval rating is among independents. In [our] current poll, 47% of independents approve of the job he is doing as president, the highest Gallup has measured for [that] group to date.”
The media have been throwing shade on the Sunshine State’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, but Governor Ron DeSantis will have none of it. Fielding reporters’ questions at President Trump’s side at the White House Tuesday, DeSantis defended his Wuhan Flu approach, pointing out that Florida is doing far better than “locked down” states with draconian policies.
Some medical professionals have begun to wonder if some treatment practices for COVID-19 are correct. An early hint of dissent from prevailing practices, which include placing some patients on ventilators for many days in an attempt to force oxygen into their lungs, came from Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell.
Taking to heart St. Augustine’s observation that an “unjust law is no law at all,” a growing number of protesters and some sheriffs have decided to resist coronavirus lockdown orders. And now they reportedly have a powerful new ally: an Illinois state attorney who has announced that he will not enforce Governor J.B. Pritzker’s lockdown order in his county.
Various high-ranking officials at the University of Delaware, which refuses to release the Senate records of Joe Biden that could potentially corroborate the sexual-assault allegations of former staffer Tara Reade, have close personal and financial ties to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a military historian and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written two articles relevant to today’s society. Last October he published, “Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants,” and he recently wrote, “Is America a Roaring Giant or Crying Baby?”
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet blasted the Trump administration for its policies on immigration, the environment, and more. According to the far-left UN boss, a Chilean socialist with close ties to mass-murdering communist dictatorships, the U.S. government threatens everything from water and children to “human rights.” Many Third World regimes, by contrast, were praised by Bachelet for their alleged progress in complying with UN demands.
Friday’s revelation in the Tara Reade-Joe Biden sex-assault story has sent staff members of the recently ended campaign of socialist Bernie Sanders into a rage. But even worse, a top Democrat strategist has said Biden should quit the race. Conservatives can say the media and Democrats don’t take sex assault seriously unless the accused is a Republican. And at least one honest journalist has warned that the story won’t go away.
“A lie can get halfway around the world while the Truth is putting its boots on,” goes the apocryphal saying. This was proven by the media, again, late last week when “activists falsely claimed that Trump ‘urged Americans to inject themselves with disinfectant’ and ‘told people to drink bleach,’” as the Daily Wire relates it, to combat the Wuhan virus.
Once again, America is funding its own adversaries. Congressman Mike Waltz (R-Fla.), an Army Green Beret, said during an interview with Breitbart News this week that the U.S. military is funding China — including weapons production for the Chinese military — by placing some of troops’ retirement savings in an index that includes Chinese companies.
The woman in San Diego who faces a misdemeanor charge for staging a protest in violation of California’s Chinese Virus lockdown order will hold another protest on Sunday, and a protesting pastor in Louisiana now faces an assault charge for, supposedly, backing a church bus too close to an anti-church protester.
By April 17, 1961, after less than a week of action,1,400 invaders at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs had been defeated and Fidel Castro had become the new David able to slay the mighty Goliath to his north. Castro’s unexpected victory assured the world that no U.S.-backed effort would likely succeed against communism. But the entire incident was a carefully planned betrayal and none of its planners were sufficiently held accountable for what they had arranged.
Well that was embarrassing! A push to ban home education by a fringe anti-Christian bigot at Harvard Law School backfired in spectacular fashion in recent days. It got so bad that Harvard Magazine quickly locked down the public comments section after every single comment ridiculed and debunked the article peddling the attack on homeschooling. Oops!
Once the initial premise that Wuhan coronavirus patients would overwhelm the healthcare system without lockdowns in place collapsed, politicians moved on to justifying the measures based on saving lives overall — even though experts warn there’ll be a “second virus wave” regardless. But now even this claim is being refuted by a new study showing that there’s no evidence whatsoever that the lockdowns save lives.
In this exclusive interview with The New American's Alex Newman, legendary political operative and longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone talks about the Deep State effort to take down Trump's closest associates such as Gen. Mike Flynn and him. He also talks about Democrat Biden's racist baggage, his declining mental faculties, the 2020 election, and other political observations. Finally, he discusses his upcoming trip to prison--absent a pardon from Trump--and his decision to put his faith in Jesus Christ at the urging of Franklin Graham.
Seventeen months of political turmoil in Israel appear to be over as current prime minister and head of the Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz have agreed to form a new “unity” government. The deal announced Monday will allow Israel to avoid a fourth general election in less than two years.
In this exclusive interview with The New American, Dr. Karladine Graves, a high-profile medical doctor who has been providing information and advice to the White House on coronavirus and other issues, slams the willingness of Americans to trade their liberty for supposed safety. She also slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci, questioning whether he has a conflict of interest. In particular, Dr. Graves believes the government should get out of the way and let doctors deal with their patients. She also supports the use of hydroxychloroquine, despite the Democrats and others trying to stop its use.
A number of police departments around the country are using drones manufactured by a company with ties to the Chinese government in order to enforce COVID-19-related lockdowns, prompting concerns from experts who say the drones may serve as a way for the east Asian communist regime to spy on the United States.
The current Wuhan flu “lockdowns” were sold to Americans with the idea that if we didn’t “flatten the curve,” virus-related hospitalizations would overwhelm the healthcare system. Since then, even the “models” factoring in mitigation measures have been revealed as flawed, as having greatly exaggerated the hospitalization rate; this has collapsed the lockdown rationale.
In this time of The Virus, spreading faster than the disease are the restrictions and government trespasses designed to combat it. The latest examples are healthcare workers sharing Wuhan-flu-positive patients’ addresses with the police and a Michigan judge authorizing the arrest of people suspected of harboring the virus if law enforcement deems such action necessary.
Far from uniting America as 9/11 temporarily did, the Wuhan virus pandemic is further illustrating her profound political divide. In fact, as anti-lockdown protests arise across the nation, left-wing activists dropped makeshift body bags in front of President Trump’s properties. Moreover, authorities under a governor who recently said the Bill of Rights is “above my pay grade” just arrested a woman for organizing an anti-lockdown rally in their state capital.
President Donald Trump told a gathering of governors in Washington on Thursday about his plan to reopen the U.S. economy, calling it “Opening up America Again.” He said, “We are not opening all at once but one careful step at a time.” Based on advice from his advisors, it calls for a three-phase, “science-based” strategy that he is recommending to the states.
Four Michigan residents have mounted a constitutional challenge to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. Their lawsuit contends that Whitmer’s March 23 and April 10 orders, which require “nonessential” businesses to close and residents to stay home except for “essential” activities, violate their rights to property and freedom of association.
Not too many people showed up at the anti-lockdown protest in Richmond, Virginia, yesterday, but at least they made their point. An estimated 20-30 gathered for 45 minutes at the historic state capitol, news reports say, to let Democrat Governor Ralph Northam know they’re tired of the quarantine he imposed 17 days ago.
We’ve seen First Amendment-exercise infringement during the Wuhan virus pandemic, with the arrest of congregants engaging in worship. We’ve seen Second Amendment sneering, with the shutting of gun stores. We’ve also seen a governor say he “wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights when” issuing lockdown orders and a police officer tell a pastor, “Your rights have been suspended.” But now a left-wing activist group wants to make the trampling of rights official, with a lawsuit calling on the government to prevent the Fox News “cable network from airing false information about the [virus] pandemic,” as the Times of San Diego puts it.
A controversial sexuality program being imposed on college students aims to indoctrinate them with the view that anything goes when it comes to sex, as long as the other party or parties “consent.” The accompanying survey, meanwhile, gathers highly sensitive data on the views and beliefs of those students, and does not even have suitable answers for those with traditional religious beliefs.
Following the announcement that 23 oil-producing nations had formally agreed to cut world production of crude oil by 10 percent, Daniel Yergin, energy expert, author, and vice-chairman at IHS Markit, said this of President Trump: “Of all the deals he’s done in his life, this has to be the biggest and most complex. He had to be not only dealmaker but also divorce mediator.”
A day after securing chief rival Bernie Sanders’ endorsement, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden has landed an even bigger seal of approval as former President Barack Obama threw his support behind his former vice-president. In an almost 12-minute video released Tuesday, Obama officially endorsed Biden in his run for president of the United States.
Christian baker Jack Phillips has found himself back in court in defense of his religious freedoms despite a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that determined he should not have to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding in violation of his religious beliefs. This time, the cake artist is being sued in civil court for refusing to create a gender transition celebration cake.
Your “rights are suspended” said a church-raiding cop to a Mississippi pastor at a service last week. And it didn’t matter that the people in attendance were listening to the sermon while seated in their cars. Yet while First Amendment exercise is squelched across the country, “liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and abortion clinics are deemed ‘essential’ by government bureaucrats during the coronavirus outbreak,” lamented actor Kevin Sorbo recently. Moreover, this reality, he said, speaks volumes about “the morbid condition of America.”
The announcement of a massive new oil find on Wednesday couldn’t have come at a better time. The 1.8 billion barrel prospect called Talitha is located next to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline on Alaska’s North Slope, reducing greatly the developer’s transportation costs when the field comes online in the next few years.
President Trump on Friday said he would make an announcement on the World Health Organization (WHO) “sometime next week,” indicating his administration may be considering cutting funding to the United Nations agency that has faced criticism for allegedly enabling China’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in its early stages.
Here's what they are planning: A national health ID. This has been under development by international agencies along with Gates Foundation for several years. Planning for this is being done by ID2020, an organization supported by Accenture, the Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft Corp., and others. Of note, among the others is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, whose support of ID2020 demonstrates the interest of would-be global population managers in tying vaccination to identification.
In this episode of Behind the Deep State, host Alex Newman explains how the privately owned Federal Reserve System is exploiting the Communist Chinese Coronavirus to loot the American people. Alex also breaks down how this is happening: Basically, the Fed is creating trillions of currency out of thin air and using "Special Purpose Vehicles" (better known as front companies) to buy up real assets including stocks and bonds. It is time for Congress to audit and then abolish the central bank and restore a sound monetary system.
We black people are so convenient and useful to America’s leftists. Whenever there’s a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, example is CNN’s Brandon Tensley’s complaint that the “Coronavirus task force is another example of Trump administration’s lack of diversity.” Tensley said the virus experts are “largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who’ve dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning.” I’d like for Tensley to tell us just what racial or sex diversity contribute to finding a cure or treatment for the coronavirus.
In the months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade decision of January 22, 1973, Baptist minister Jerry Falwell had endured a tortured struggle on how to respond. He had always opposed abortion. But before Roe, abortionists faced prison time and fines in his state of Virginia. In 1967, the state Supreme Court had upheld the five-year sentence of a doctor who had performed an abortion on an 18-year-old college student. Because of this, there was little reason for Falwell to become politically involved on the issue. He could, and did, condemn the practice, but he did not see any need for political action in his state.
President Donald Trump’s Tweet early Thursday morning pushed crude oil prices up more than 20 percent: “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!”
With United Nations World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia serving as a mouthpiece for the Communist Party of China on the global stage, questions and concerns about his shadowy communist past are growing louder. Considering his scandal-plagued background, critics have gone so far as to say that “Marxist revolutionary” Tedros should be on trial for crimes against humanity — not sitting atop the WHO barking orders at national governments and peddling Beijing’s propaganda to humanity. So far, though, the establishment media has largely remained silent about the emerging firestorm.
Under the guise of “saving” Europe from the coronavirus and economic calamity, European Union leaders are calling for an enormous “Marshall Plan” that would supposedly stimulate the continent's bruised economies and transform the EU. The goal: “a new Europe.” Basically, the plan calls for bribing people with their own money. This includes extracting enormous amounts of money from taxpayers by saddling them with more debt, then spending that money on EU-backed schemes. However, if the proposed plot is anything like the original U.S.-funded Marshall Plan for Europe after World War II, it will be used primarily to advance globalism and socialism — not economic recovery.
The national press secretary for the now-suspended Bernie Sanders presidential campaign is openly speculating that the Democrat Party will replace presumptive nominee Joe Biden before the general election in November. Briahna Joy Gray, a journalist and political consultant, bashed Biden and the Democrat leadership in a tweet on Thursday.
As the various government responses to the coronavirus hack away at our liberty, another of our Republic’s most sacred safeguards against tyranny, election integrity, came under attack in the recent stimulus bill. HR 748 had, in addition to many other provisions that were both unconstitutional and unwise, a $400,000,000 appropriation for so-called Election Security Grants. Buried deep in the bill, on page 250 of 335, we find: “For an additional amount for ‘Election Security Grants’, $400,000,000, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, for the 2020 Federal election cycle.”
As figures such as Dr. Anthony Fauci recommend months of lockdowns that threaten to exterminate much of our economy, yet another expert has weighed in essentially saying that this course offers all risk and no reward. In fact, epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski stated that lifting the lockdowns would cause the Wuhan virus to be “exterminated” in weeks.
Avowed socialist and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has announced the creation of a global fund meant to address the coronavirus pandemic. He is asking for all nations to contribute the equivalent of 10 percent of all global GDP to fund a gigantic “human-centered, innovative and coordinated stimulus package,” which would be administered by a global authority, presumably the UN itself.
New York City may be considered the Wuhan virus’s current epicenter, with more than 57,159 people testing positive as of Friday morning. But the disease’s mortality epicenter just may be New Orleans, with its death rate being seven times the Big Apple’s. (In fact, the disparity may be even greater, unless The Big Easy is lying about its rate the way NYC is alleged to be doing.)
Even the New York Times, in a front-page story — above the fold — has recognized the obvious. “Pandemic tempts leaders to seize sweeping powers,” reads the headline, raising the question of whether many of the increased powers of government, and the corresponding contraction of liberty, will emerge as permanent features of life around the globe.
The pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church has been arrested for violating a Hillsborough County, Florida, “safer at home” order meant to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne turned himself in on Monday after the Hillsborough County sheriff announced that a warrant had been issued.
Former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said parents should view the current pandemic as the "greatest opportunity of their lives" to take control over what their children are learning. In this exclusive interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman, Douglas urged parents to consider homeschooling and using online resources in place of government schools. Douglas, who serves on the board of Public School Exit, also went through the history of the individuals who orchestrated the government takeover of education. She talks about the proper way to teach reading, too. And she warns about the sexualization, dumbing down and indoctrination in government schools. Finally, she talks about how important it is for God to be at the center of true education.
The Food and Drug Administration has given a limited emergency use for two anti-malarial drugs that President Donald Trump has championed as potentially efficacious against the coronavirus (also called COVID-19), and that some Democratic governors have banned in what many regard as a politicized response. The federal Health and Human Services Department (HHS) made the announcement Sunday night that it was now in possession of 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and a million more doses of chloroquine phosphate.
RICHMOND — Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam held a special press conference at 2 p.m. Monday to announce his executive order requiring Virginians to “shelter in place” except for essential activities. This places the Old Dominion on a growing list of states that have enacted a “soft” form of what amounts to martial law requiring citizens to stay home.
The “Waffle House Index” flashed red last week as the impact of the coronavirus shutdown really began to bite. The Waffle House restaurant chain is a cultural icon with 2,100 locations, mostly in the South. It is also a leading indicator of the health of the economy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency uses the health of the chain as an indicator for the health of the economy as a whole.
September 17, 2019 was a significant day in American economic history. On that day, the New York Federal Reserve began emergency cash infusions into the repurchasing (repo) market. This is the market banks use to make short-term loans to each other. The New York Fed acted after interest rates in the repo market rose to almost 10 percent, well above the Fed’s target rate.
Of all the polls taken in the last couple of weeks over the President’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis the one that stands out is this from Gallup: Americans are generally positive in their evaluations of how each of nine leaders and institutions has handled the response to the coronavirus situation. Eight of the nine receive majority positive ratings….Only the news media gets a more negative than positive review.
The Wuhan flu may be a bio-weapon, the latest theory goes — but not one that might have somehow escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Instead, the claim is that the disease was created in American “bio-terrorism” labs and designed as an “ethnic weapon” that targets the genome of Iranians and Chinese, according to news outlet MEMRI.
“My mother is not expendable, and your mother is not expendable,” said New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo at a recent news conference on the Wuhan coronavirus. “And our brothers and sisters are not expendable. And we’re not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable. And we’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life. The first order of business is save lives, period — whatever it costs.”
Ford is seeking to reopen five North American factories that were closed over coronavirus worries. The automaker put production on hold at its North American plants last week amid pressure from the United Auto Workers union, which raised concerns about the possibility of members spreading the virus by working in close workstations.
With the country on near-lockdown and companies having employees work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the problems of surveillance-as-a-feature devices are coming to light. Case in point: Devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo are designed to always be listening. Employers don’t want employees discussing confidential matters in an environment where someone could be listening. The solution: Turn off those devices during work hours if working from home.
In an industry largely dominated by government monopoly, private ambulance services offer a great illustration of the importance of a free market. In fact, by competing not only with one another, but also government services, they show that — once again — the private sector is better able to handle almost anything.
The state of New Mexico is suing Google for illegally violating the privacy of students by secretly collecting sensitive data through Google “Chromebooks” and the company's infamous “G Suite for Education.” While Google (sort of) denies the charges, it seems clear that the Orwellian tech company known for discriminating against conservatives is up to no good.
Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society, joins Dr. Duke Pesta to discuss how when Republicans have been in power they have shifted the U.S. more to the left. And the present Wuhan virus is no different, as demonstrated by the many draconian, big-government, mass-spending measures that Republican lawmakers at both the federal and state levels are embracing.
Firearm ownership may be guaranteed under our Constitution by the Second Amendment. But it’s secondary at best to the New Jersey officials who’ve closed down gun stores during our Wuhan flu panic, calling them non-essential. Now two Garden State officials — who some would say are non-essential themselves — are being sued for trampling constitutional rights.
When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, a strident theme of his campaign — to cut government waste and finally rein in out-of-control spending — kindled hope among his supporters that, at last, America’s mammoth and unsustainable federal debt could be brought under control. The 45th president is, after all, known for his business acumen, and made one of many fortunes with a television show in which he displayed his gimlet-eyed approach to business by unsympathetically firing subordinates who failed to make the grade. Surely the man who turned “You’re fired!” into a popular usage was equal to the task of trimming Big Government down to size.
Goldman Sachs, the international banking behemoth, said Friday that it was revising downward its best estimate of the impact the COVID-19/coronavirus shutdown was likely to have on the U.S. economy: from a negative five percent in the second quarter (April-May-June) to a breathtaking 24-percent decline. This would be the largest contraction the economy has seen since the first quarter of 1958, when the GDP declined by 10 percent.
Amid nationwide school closures due to the Wuhan virus (also known as coronavirus and COVID-19), advocates of real education through homeschooling and private Christian schools are pointing to a silver lining: Millions of American children at home, safe from the increasingly extreme indoctrination, sexualization and dumbing down taking place in government schools.
Italy is no stranger to Asia-born diseases. One of the Roman Empire’s most famous emperors, Marcus Aurelius, likely died of smallpox, which came from Asia. But we may be surprised that in the age of modern medicine an advanced nation such as Italy could be ground zero for Wuhan virus mortality, with 427 people dying in one recent day alone. Yet connections with China, Italy’s aged population, socialized medicine, and small personal space may explain the phenomenon.
Congressman Thomas Massie joins Dr. Duke to discuss the ramifications of states and federal government overreaches and shutdowns, putting people out of work and under strict government controls. Massie explains how the current health crisis is being exploited by both governors and the federal government to trample on the Constitution.
It took a major contagion, apparently, for President Trump, at last, to do what has needed doing at the border for years. Starting now, “asylum seekers,” the new word for illegal aliens who jump the border, will be immediately deported to Mexico. And anyone who shows up at a port of entry better have a green card or another valid ID.
If you thought our immigrationist leaders would let a virus impede their demographic-change endeavors, think again. For while the San Francisco Bay area is under a shelter-in-place order, government-mandated curfews and business closings are increasingly common, and civilian life grinds to a halt, refugee resettlement has been continuing (at least as of last week) — this includes resettlement from Wuhan virus-stricken countries.