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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection posted a news item on its website on March 16 stating that CBP, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a $175,577,000 contract to construct approximately 15 miles of a new border wall system within the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector located in Starr County, Texas.
A key essential freedom, and one that is a natural right that may not be restricted by government, is the freedom to associate with whom you want, when you want. This is the foundation for much of the market economy, since in the market — ideally — you get to choose whom you buy from and whom you sell to. Furthermore, this freedom is the foundation for travel. In other words, you are free to choose to travel to the next town, county, state, or elsewhere to visit friends or family, or do business for any other inscrutable purpose you might have, subject only to the requirement that you not erode someone else’s private property rights.
If you missed hearing about the terrible threatening performance recently given by the Senate’s Democratic leader, don’t be surprised. Just think about the uproar that would have resulted if President Trump, Senator Mitch McConnell, or any other Republican officeholder had come even close to hurling the type of threat sent out by Chuck Schumer.
In an extraordinary press conference during an early Spring afternoon in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, March 13, President Trump, surrounded by the vice president, federal agency heads, and industry leaders, announced the declaration of a national emergency to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, the agent that causes the sometimes serious disease COVID-19.
The Deep State's secret weapon is the government school system, and history proves that, host Alex Newman argues in this episode of Behind the Deep State. With almost 9 in 10 American children trapped in “failing government schools,” as President Trump put it, failing to deal with this crisis will mean the end of America and freedom. In this episode, Newman goes back into the history of the public-education system, showing it was created by communists to destroy Christianity and individual liberty. More episodes on solutions coming soon!
On Friday, President Trump decided to renominate Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) for the office of director of national intelligence, tweeting: I am pleased to announce the nomination of Congressman John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence . Would have completed the process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after the IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!
Thanks to President Trump’s 10 appointees to the court, the radical influence of the previously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appears to be waning. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is by far the largest of the 13 courts of appeals, with 29 active judgeships. It has appellate jurisdiction over the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Justice Sonya Sotomayor, the radical jurist who worked for La Raza, once called herself “an affirmative action baby.” Many would say this is an apt description, too, since she has been “explicit that she values feelings over law,” as a commentator recently put it — which means she doesn’t know her job.
President Trump's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is making heroic efforts to reverse decades of neglect by advancing Life Extension Programs (LEPs) for U.S. nuclear weapons — all designed and built 30-40 years ago. But the U.S. nuclear scientific-industrial base is so "hollowed-out" that America may never be able to catch-up with Russia and China in modern, new-generation, offensive nuclear weapons that deter Moscow and Beijing and enforce peace.
What would you say about legislation requiring the government to use tax money to transport convicted criminal illegal aliens who’d already been deported back to the United States, calling it the “right to come home”? It’s called the New Way Forward Act (H.R. 5383), and it goes way beyond Hillary Clinton’s 2013 call for a “hemispheric common market” with “open borders,” according to commentator Tucker Carlson
Of the 473,682 immigrants apprehended while illegally entering the United States with a family member during fiscal 2019, 375,000 were released into the interior of the country, Border Patrol officials told the Washington Examiner. Starting last March, departing from its usual procedure, the Border Patrol released 145,000 people directly from its custody rather than turning them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement . The other 230,000 were transferred to ICE and released from ICE facilities.
America Daily interviewed Victor D. Hanson, the Martin, and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, on Trump’s first year. Hanson discussed Trump’s performances both at home and abroad, as well as the philosophies behind the policies, and the challenges that he faces.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has been attempting to pass a bill that would significantly increase the number of immigrants given work visas to America, particularly from India. But the legislation may be hindered by Lee’s association with fellow Utahn Mitt Romney , who is now facing blowback from Republicans following his vote to convict President Trump during the impeachment trial.
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter,” goes the saying. Achieving such cynicism only took 2 ½ minutes at an Iowa caucus site, however, when a woman who’d voted for Pete Buttigieg was shocked to learn he was in a homosexual relationship and consequently wanted to rescind her vote. A Buttigieg operative then tried to reverse her thinking, using arguments that inspire lines about five-minute conversations.
With President Trump acquitted and the Democrats outwitted, House Speak Nancy Pelosi drowned her tears with a tear Tuesday night, destroying a copy of the State of the Union Address on camera when the president concluded his speech. Unfortunately for the California representative, while her office claimed it was a spontaneous act, a camera caught her preparing for her big moment in a manner previously reserved for her money-making deals: under the table.
Sesame Street is under fire for an upcoming guest appearance by actor and cross-dressing LGBT activist, Billy Porter. Life News reports, “Porter, best known as Pray Tell in the FX’s LGBT ballroom drama Pose and for wearing extravagant dresses, will appear during the 51st season of the beloved children’s show, according to Sesame Street’s official Facebook page.”
“Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like,” remarked G.K. Chesterton in 1932. That certainly would bring home the reality of abortion. Yet that many would rather drown it out is no doubt a major reason why FOX Sports, after giving a pro-life organization a six-month run-around, wouldn’t air its Super Bowl advertisement. Making matters worse, the network did air a commercial featuring Sexual Devolution activists and drag queens. Welcome to the new abnormal.
It’s all over but the shouting, as is said. While President Trump’s acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial was never really in doubt, it’s now just days away with a decision to not allow witnesses. Moreover, Trump’s vindication may be somewhat bipartisan, with a few Democrats possibly voting in his favor. Yet some things here have been left unsaid, not the least of which is that what seems an end may just be a dark new beginning.
In this episode of Duke’s Take, Dr. Duke applauds President Trumps lawyers for “popping the balloons” of the Democrats hot air allegations. Duke calls Adam Schiff a “one man repetition drone” that did not have a winning card when all his cards were laid on the table, and explains that the Democrats only tactics were repetition and deflection. The case would have been thrown out in any other court of law.
With Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stretching his lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in the days heading into the Iowa caucuses, the Democrat Party’s leadership is getting nervous. A poll by Iowa State University shows him leading Biden by nine points: 24 to 15, while Emerson reports Sanders ahead of Biden 30 to 21. The NY Times/Siena poll shows similar results: Sanders 25, Biden 17.
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently confirmed what everyone in his party has always understood: Folks who harbor a desire to protect the pre-born from the horrors of abortion are not welcome at the leftist-socialist party table. At a recent “town hall” meeting for Democrat candidates hosted by Fox News, one Democrat attendee who also identifies as a pro-life activist challenged Buttigieg on the Democrat Party’s longtime pro-abortion platform, suggesting that the party make room for individuals who value life.
The latest annual report from Planned Parenthood lays plain the grim truth about America’s leading killer of pre-born babies. During fiscal year 2018-19 Planned Parenthood and its sundry medical affiliates performed a total of 345,672 murderous abortions, a deadly increase of 12,915 from last fiscal year and up 24,288 from two years ago. During the latest time frame the abortion business also received an astounding $616 million in government funding via reimbursements and grants.
Red state governors from both major parties are opening the door to refugees. Back in September, President Trump signed an executive order giving states and localities veto power over the resettlement of refugees within their jurisdictions. Governors now face a January 21 deadline by which to decide on the matter in order to qualify for federal funding should they agree to receive refugees.
Democrats are scrambling. Having leveraged (read: gambled) what little political capital and credibility they still have on the risky business of impeaching a president they seem to know they can’t beat, they are grasping at straws to hold the narrative together — grasping and failing. With President Trump announcing Tuesday that he plans to release the transcript of his first call to the president of Ukraine “before week’s end,” it appears the grasping and failing of Democrats will continue.