In her effort to protect Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden from addressing the hard issues that voters care about most, the moderator of tonight’s presidential debate, Kristen Welker, has instead provided a list of “off-topic topics.” They include COVID, American families, race relations, climate change, national security, and the most ephemeral topic of all: “leadership.”
President Trump went for a quick Sunday drive and the liberal progressive media propagandists exploded with faux outrage. The occasion for the outrage was the president, stricken with COVID, leaving the immediate confines of Walter Reed Hospital to make an SUV-encapsulated appearance to supporters who had rallied to the side of the president outside the hospital.
The majority opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court released on Friday said it best: “The sheer magnitude of the authority in dispute, as well as its concentration in a single individual [Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer], simply cannot be sustained within our constitutional system of separated powers.”
The Honduran “migrant caravan” attempting to enter the United States across its frontier with Mexico has failed. Guatemalan authorities blocked the path of some 1,000 illegal aliens who, despite the global Chinese Virus pandemic, thought they would simply march north unimpeded. The “caravaners” were wrong.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported early Friday morning that the economy continues its surprisingly strong recovery from the greatest shutdown in U.S. history. The report, based on two surveys — the household survey and the establishment survey — said, “Improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity” following the COVID-inspired shutdown.
How far will the COVID “saviors” go to save us? How about arresting pregnant moms in their PJs, conducting warrantless searches, imposing harsh quarantines and 8-5 curfews, employing surveillance drones, dishing out exorbitant fines, setting up police roadblocks/checkpoints, smashing automobile windows and dragging occupants out of their vehicles, and much more?
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported last week that from January through July more than 12 million background checks for the purchase of firearms were processed, an increase of 71 percent from the same period a year earlier. “That equates,” said the group, “to nearly 5 million first-time gun owners in the first seven months of 2020.”
State-enforced lockdowns and social-distancing mandates are self-evidently obnoxious, contrary to natural human rights such as the rights to assemble, move, travel, and speak freely as one may wish, among other things. Moreover, they are potentially dangerous when the state’s police powers are used to enforce them.
For most of the spring and summer, after President Trump mentioned that he thought hydroxychloroquine might be effective at stopping COVID-19, the mainstream media and the medical and public health establishment engaged in a wholly unprecedented smear campaign designed to demonize the drug and take it away from doctors who might try to follow the science and treat COVID patients with it.
Prices for goods and services at both the producer and the consumer levels jumped far above forecasts in July. The CPI jumped 0.6 percent (an annual rate of more than seven percent — double the rate economists had predicted and the biggest monthly jump since 1991), while the PPI clocked in at 0.8 percent (an annual rate of nearly 10 percent).
The whole world has gone insane and the lunatics are in charge of the asylum. At least it looks that way to any rational person surveying the escalating revolutions that have engulfed the planet in the year 2020. The revolutions to which we refer are the COVID-19 revolution and the Black Lives Matter revolution, which, combined, are wreaking unprecedented havoc and destruction — political, social, economic, moral, and spiritual — worldwide. As we will show, these two seemingly unrelated upheavals are very closely tied together, and are but the latest and most profound manifestations of a global revolutionary transformation that has been under way for many years. Both of these revolutions are being stoked and orchestrated by elitist forces that intend to unmake the United States of America and extinguish liberty as we know it everywhere.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that the United States doesn’t need another lockdown. What he didn’t say is that we never needed the first one to begin with, as the wide-scale lockdown was an untried strategy driven by politics and not science and is, it has now become clear, an unmitigated failure.
What do you do if you’re just peacefully shopping, when, all of a sudden, a couple of crazed, mask-wearing shoppers start screaming at you, get in your face, threaten, and assault you? That’s precisely what happened to Jeriah and Landyn Dickinson at the Walmart in Post Falls, Idaho. The two teen brothers were minding their own business when they were accosted by an hysterical mask-wearing women who called them “terrorists” for not wearing face masks. The middle-aged woman, supported by a mask-wearing man (presumably her husband) became totally unhinged and can be seen charging around the store like a mad elephant, pointing at the boys and yelling to other shoppers and Walmart employees that she had found these dangerous violators of the COVID mask mandate.
When Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) served as the Lone Star State’s Attorney General, he was famous for having given this description of his job: “I wake up in the morning, put on my suit, and sue the Federal government.” Now, he’s on the receiving end of that deal with lawsuits and challenges piling on. Five Texas lawmakers have filed suit against him for deciding to ink a $295 million deal for a statewide COVID-19 contact-tracing effort with Frisco-based MTX, a company some claim to be untested and not adequate to the task. The contract is supposed to aid the state in tracking COVID cases, along with everyone who’s been in contact with someone diagnosed with the virus.
While the rest of the world locked down their citizens and shuttered business and industry as a result of apocalyptic — and apocalyptically incorrect — modeled scenarios of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Nordic nation of Sweden assessed the situation with a more level-headed analysis and chose to confront the crisis without lockdowns.
Bookings for durable goods orders — those designed to last at least three years — jumped another 7.3 percent in June, following May’s 15.1-percent surge. Economists were expecting a 6.9-percent increase. Behind the jump were orders for motor vehicles and parts, which leapt 85.7 percent in June following May’s 28.8-percent gain.
A poll taken by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News earlier this month revealed that Independent voters are moving toward the president 100 days before the election on November 3. Fifty percent of the 900 registered voters polled between July 9 and 12 said there was no chance they’d be voting for President Trump, while 37 percent said there was no chance they’d be voting for presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Motorcycle accidents ruled Covid deaths? In the rush to paint Florida as the epicenter of the “second wave” of the coronavirus outbreak, government officials and their allies in the mainstream media have stooped to ridiculous depths to maximize the death count. A television station this weekend looked into two highly unusual Covid deaths among victims in their 20s, and when they asked about co-morbidities they were told one victim had none, because his Covid death came in the form of a fatal motorcycle accident.
Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday afternoon, President Trump celebrated his administration’s success in rolling back regulations that were stifling the economy under the previous administration: Before I came into office, American workers were smothered by a merciless avalanche of wasteful and expensive and intrusive federal regulations.
Maybe it’s a sign we need to MAGA — Make the Army Great Again — but a diversity-oriented handout issued by that military branch actually listed President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan as a possible sign of white supremacist tendencies. The Army said in a statement last Wednesday that the July 6 material, provided to troops and contractors at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, was issued in error and that it’s investigating the matter. Of course, this doesn’t explain why such a handout was created in the first place.
In this exclusive interview with The New American, Idaho mother Sara Brady talks about her arrest at a play date at a public park amid government lockdown orders that many critics view as unconstitutional. Brady, who is married to a police officer, is now being prosecuted by the state Attorney General's office on a "trespassing" charge. However, she is speaking out, and many members of her community are rallying around her. The incredible case has sparked nationwide outrage and debate about the limits of government power and the constitutionality of these decrees by mayors and governors acting as little dictators.