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Study: Outside of School, America’s Teens Average 70 Hours Per Week Glued to Screens


BY: JOY PULLMANN | OCTOBER 31, 2022

Read more at https://thefederalist.com/2022/10/31/study-outside-of-school-americas-teens-average-70-hours-per-week-glued-to-screens/

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America’s young people are wasting almost all of their waking free time on entertainment instead of personal development or service to others.

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Americans ages 11 to 18 play online for an average of 10 hours per day, according to a study out today by a research team that includes psychologist Jean Twenge, author of “iGen” and “Generation Me.”

The researchers surveyed 1,600 Americans ages 11 to 18 in May 2022. On average, the study participants reported using digital media an average of 10 hours and four minutes per day, on such entertainment activities as social media, video chat, texting, shopping, and gaming.

That’s a total of 70 hours per week spent online, approximately double the average time spent in school. If teens were suddenly banned from screen time, they could use the time freed from solely that to instead hold down both a full-time and a part-time job. Some of this average may include multitasking, such as texting while scrolling Instagram, the study said, but this total of 70 hours per week spent on screens also did not include time spent watching TV.

Low-Class Behavior Rampant in Middle Class

The researchers say their Institute for Family Studies and Wheatley Institute study is the first to examine the effects of family structure on young people’s screen time. They found that teens living with their own biological and married parents still spent an astonishing amount of time on screens, at an average of nine hours per day. Still, that was nearly two hours fewer per day, on average, than children living without a biological parent, who spent an average of 11 hours per day online.

“The adolescents most likely to be depressed, lonely, and dissatisfied with life are heavy digital media users in stepparent, single-parent, or other non-intact families,” write study authors Twenge, Wendy Wang, Jenet Erickson, and Brad Wilcox. “The link between excessive technology use and poor mental health is larger for youth in non-intact families compared to those in intact families.”

So, according to this study’s findings, children in intact families spend an average of 63 hours per week amusing themselves online, while children in broken families spend an average of 77 hours per week amusing themselves online. The study discovered “especially large differences by family structure in youth time spent on gaming and texting. For example, youth in stepfamilies report spending about 50 minutes a day more texting than youth in intact families.”

Other studies on children’s screen use reinforce this finding — that America’s young people are wasting almost all of their waking free time on entertainment instead of personal growth or service to others. As this IFS/Wheatley study points out, this shift has happened extremely quickly, and it’s not all because of the 2020-2022 Covid lockdowns that also arrested American children’s development. Between 2009 and 2017, “the time high school students spent online doubled.”

The study points out that high screen time for adolescents is correlated with depression, loneliness, lack of sleep, and negative body image. It does not mention the opportunity cost of diverting young people’s free time to entertainment consumption instead of personal development that benefits others, such as learning to repair bicycles, playing outside, testing out jobs through work and internships, or working to save for college or marriage.

The study recommends that parents keep electronic devices out of kids’ bedrooms at night, limit screen time to a few hours per day, delay smartphone access to age 16 or 18, keep kids off social media as long as possible, and arrange for their kids to make friends with kids in families with similar boundaries about tech use to help their children socialize with people instead of robots.

Unchallenged mass tech addiction is one more way our morally bankrupt ruling class incentivizes destructive lower-class behaviors instead of encouraging lower classes to raise their standards. This works to erase the middle class by indulging laziness, like the shameful “quiet quitting” PR campaign. This is another form of societal suicide. Laziness cannot maintain, let alone keep advancing, the United States’ world-class level of scientific and cultural advancement.

Nothing worth having comes without strenuous and sustained effort. Internet addictions erase not only willpower but also self-discipline, excellence, and the communication skills needed to work with others and sustain key relationships such as marriages, as Twenge and others’ academic work shows.

This Is a National Crisis

If a child played with Legos for 10 hours a day, every day, his parents or teacher would have him screened for autism and developmental delays. If a child played pretend for 10 hours a day, at any age, he’d be sent to the school psychologist.

If your child did anything for 10 hours a day, you’d be worried about him and work strenuously to bring some balance to his life, for his own good. Parents need to man up and do the hard work of tightly restricting the addictive side of the internet from their kids, for not only their own good but for the sake of our country. Even 30 hours of screen time a week is obviously excessive for kids. Seventy hours of screen time a week is completely out of control, the willful destruction of our future.

“If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war,” wrote the National Commission on Excellence in Education in the famous 1983 report, “A Nation At Risk.” “As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves.”

The same sentiment applies to today’s American youth, but in a far more advanced condition. If a foreign nation had imposed on Americans the destruction of our mental and moral capacity that results from such rampant internet addiction as this study explores, we’d consider it an act of war. In fact, it’s pretty clear that our top foreign adversary created an addictive social media app for the same reason it helps Mexican drug cartels ship fentanyl across our border: because China knows that if they destroy America’s future, they rule the world.

The only thing standing between them and your kids is you, parents. Maybe a few elected officials could stand with us and take down these internet monopolies that make bank strip-mining our future, or at least require real proof of parental consent for children to use addictive tech products, such as a tiny credit card payment. But don’t wait for others to do your job for you. Put down your phone, grab your kids, and make your family motto the title of one of my childhood books: “Do Something Besides Watching TV.”

If your children enter adulthood having done nothing with 25,000 hours of their lives they can never get back, and with their brains destroyed by internet slot machines, that’s on you. You’re the one paying for their phone and letting them self-destruct. Tell them to get a job or read some books or do anything but sabotage themselves and our society. If you don’t, you deserve to be judged the same way as moms who put Mountain Dew in their babies’ bottles.


Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist, a happy wife, and the mother of six children. Here’s her printable household organizer for faith-centered holidays. Sign up here to get early access to her next ebook, “101 Strategies For Living Well Amid Inflation.” Her bestselling ebook is “Classic Books for Young Children.” Mrs. Pullmann identifies as native American and gender natural. She is the author of several books, including “The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids,” from Encounter Books. Joy is also a grateful graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs.

Student’s Bible torn to shreds by activists protesting Matt Walsh’s ‘What is a Woman’ screening


By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/students-bible-torn-to-shreds-by-pro-transgender-activists.html

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Activists protesting conservative commentator Matt Walsh’s college tour at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his documentary film “What is a Woman” was being shown, grabbed a Bible from a young man who was reading it aloud and ripped out the pages. One protester used his teeth to shred the ripped-out pages and spat them on the cement ground. 

Young America’s Foundation, which is hosting Walsh’s college tour, shared a video of the protesters desecrating the Bible, including a female with red-dyed hair who shoved pages from a torn-up Bible into her mouth. 

A young counter-protester was reading the Bible in support of the YAF event. 

In another video, protesters can be seen using megaphones to call white people “f—— racist” and saying the protest was to “collectively chase Nazis off the U-W campus,” the New York Post reported Saturday.

Speaking to the crowd, a student protestor said white people needed to realize “how hard it is every single f—— day for BIPOC people, especially at this institution,” the Daily Mail reported.

Rayna Cordon, who was part of a pro-abortion group protesting Walsh, was quoted as saying, “It’s like a double standard to allow the Nazis and the transphobes and the self-proclaimed fascists to have the mic and not give it to the actual community members that are funding your school, that are attending your classes, that are teaching your classes.”

Protesters had also vandalized Memorial Union and other locations around campus with spraypainted graffiti and messages opposing the event, according to NBC15. Despite the loud protests, about 400 people attended the screening.

“I want to thank also the leftist crybabies for the free advertising spray-painted all over campus,” Walsh told attendees.

The Daily Wire commentator also addressed the heads of the school and quoted a message the university had sent out before the event warning students that the speaker is someone whose views “we believe are harmful toward our trans community.”

“To the UW-Madison administration: you should be ashamed of yourselves,” Walsh continued. “You are disgraceful, self-debasing cowards, and you spineless, gutless clowns owe me an apology.”

“What is a Woman” is a documentary about gender and trans activist movement presented by Walsh and produced and released by The Daily Wire.

The documentary features Walsh asking, “What is a woman?” and related questions to a variety of people, including politicians, a pediatrician, a gender studies professor, a psychiatrist, a gender-affirming family and marriage therapist, a trans opponent of medical transitions for minors and a surgeon who performs body mutilating surgeries. 

In one part of the documentary, Scott (Kellie) Newgent, the trans founder of TReVoices, raises her arm to reveal her severed arm and says: “We have five children’s hospitals in the United States telling girls that they can be boys at $70,000 a pop in a surgery that has a 67 percent complication rate that will kill me from infection … that I can’t sue on. We’re butchering a generation of children because no one is willing to talk about anything. I have three kids at the age they’re doing this to kids. I’m not transphobic. I love my kids. And I love other people’s kids, and you should too. …This is wrong on so many levels. … I get infections every three to four months. … I’m probably not going to live very long.”

Government Officials Have a Special Portal to Flag Facebook Posts for Censorship


By MICAELA BURROW, REPORTER | October 31, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/31/dhs-portal-flag-disinformation-censor-facebook/

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The Department of Homeland Security has left open a special feature that allows government officials to flag Facebook posts for misinformation after scrapping a controversial advisory board tasked with developing guidelines for social media censorship, the Intercept reported Monday.

DHS announced plans for a Disinformation Governance Board to “develop guidelines, standards, guardrails to ensure that the work that has been ongoing for nearly 10 years does not infringe on people’s free speech rights, rights of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, according to The Hill. While DHS shuttered the initiative after an onslaught of bipartisan opposition decrying the potential censorship, the Intercept found through an analysis of public and leaked documents that government efforts to police tech companies goes on.

Those activities include a Facebook portal only accessible by government and law enforcement representatives to formally request the platform kill or label alleged misinformation, according to the Intercept. A leaked set of slides contains instructions on how to operate the system, and the URL to access the site — facebook.com/xtakedowns/login — was still active at the time of publication.

“Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really interesting how hesitant they remain,” a DHS official told a Microsoft representative in February, according to the Intercept. (RELATED: GOP Senators Release Documents Showing Biden Admin Lied About Disinfo Board)

The U.S. government has for years discussed the scope and scale of online content moderation the government should engage in, as well as how to compel social media platforms to flag or remove “misinformation,” “disinformation” and “malinformation,” the Intercept reported, citing meeting minutes and records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

The department now considers rooting out misinformation online as a critical element of its overall mission, according to a draft of the 2022 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review reviewed by the Intercept.

While the document highlights counter-terrorism as DHS’s primary objective, it acknowledges that “misinformation and disinformation spread online” can exacerbate terrorist threats from “domestic violent extremists,” according to the Intercept. It calls for DHS to use advanced computer analytical software and hire experts “to better understand how threat actors use online platforms to introduce and spread toxic narratives intended to inspire or incite violence.”

However, DHS has defined the “critical infrastructure” threatened by domestic terrorists to encompass trust in government, public health and election security, according to the Intercept.

“No matter your political allegiances, all of us have good reason to be concerned about government efforts to pressure private social media platforms into reaching the government’s preferred decisions about what content we can see online,” Adam Goldstein, the vice president of research at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, told the Intercept.

Agencies under DHS — Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Science and Technology Directorate and the Secret Service — all have directives to combat misinformation online, the Intercept reported, citing a DHS Inspector General report from August.

Meta and DHS did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

EXCLUSIVE by The Daily Caller: ‘Facilitators of Traffickers’: Guatemalan President Says US Needs To ‘Pressure’ Countries to Stop Flow of Illegal Migrants


By JENNIE TAER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | October 30, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/30/exclusive-facilitators-of-traffickers-guatemalan-president-says-us-needs-to-pressure-countries-illegal-migrants/

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  • The U.S. government needs to “pressure” countries to shut down the flow of illegal migrants from outside of Central America who are making their way to the southern border, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an exclusive interview from his presidential palace.
  • Guatemala is deploying its special forces to the southern border with Honduras to stop the flow of illegal migrants previously given free passage on their journeys.
  • “We believe that it is necessary for the United States to exercise political pressure to prevent this from happening. Otherwise, they are becoming facilitators of traffickers, a very, very lucrative business for traffickers,” Giammattei told the DCNF.

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the U.S. government, saying it “should be taking action” and “pressuring other countries” to prevent migrants from outside of Central America without IDs or passports from making their way to the southern border.

If the U.S. took such action to pressure other countries, it would help combat the lucrative business of human trafficking. Guatemala faces many issues with countries like Honduras, which allows illegal migrants without identification from across the globe to traverse before they reach Guatemala, one of the last countries they’ll travel through before they enter Mexico and then the U.S., Giammattei explained. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘We Lost Everything’: Afghan Migrants Stuck In Guatemala Have A Message For Biden)

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua have an agreement, called CA-4, which allows the free movement of people with passports from those countries throughout Central America.

“We believe that it is necessary for the United States to exercise political pressure to prevent this from happening. Otherwise, they [the U.S. government] are becoming facilitators of traffickers, a very, very lucrative business for traffickers,” Giammattei said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation at his presidential palace.

Illegal immigration to the U.S. has surged since President Joe Biden took office and repealed several Trump administration policies used to discourage and deport migrants. U.S. authorities have seen a record of nearly 2.3 million migrants cross the southern border between October 2021 and September 2022.

During fiscal year 2022, there were over 800,000 encounters of migrants from outside Mexico and Central America.

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Guatemala has deployed 200 to 300 special forces to push illegal migrants crossing the country’s southern border to Honduras, Giammattei explained. Migrants who don’t have citizenship in Central America and are present without the required documents are considered to be illegal entrants.

“The problem is that Honduras doesn’t want them back. And they are letting them through without a passport. And that is not right. That is violating international laws, because I cannot give free passage to people wanting to cross my country to travel north,” Giammattei said.

“This time, you have the nationals from Haiti, Angola, Afghanistan, Syria, all of them crossing into Guatemala without proper documentation. We in Guatemala cannot issue visas for all of these people. So Honduras is clearly violating international agreements and diplomatic principles. And if this is not a result, we are going to have to take drastic measures,” he added.

One Venezuelan migrant told the DCNF along the Honduran-Guatemalan border that countries take advantage of them for money.

“All of the countries want to charge us,” she said. “They abuse us, simply because we are immigrants. They take away from us what we don’t have.”

“Sadly, we are made to pay because of that. We have to give everything we have. They steal from us, they rape women and others get killed simply for not paying to go through,” she said.

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Giammattei condemned the process, saying that countries along the way are allowing traffickers to enrich themselves because of their policies.

“Behind all of this that you see, there’s human trafficking at play,” Giammattei explained. “These people have to pay governments, they have to pay traffickers to get that passage to come through. And, so, we allow people to go through just as has been happening. We are allowing human trafficking. And that is a very lucrative business for these traffickers.”

Guatemala passed a law in February to target traffickers with stronger penalties of up to 30 years in prison. Giammattei said in order to prevent risks to U.S. national security, the Biden administration must take similar action.

The U.S. law penalizes smugglers with decades in prison and sometimes up to life behind bars.

“If we let them go through, we ourselves would be violating our own provisions, which is something that we are not going to allow,” Giammattei said. “We have absolute clarity about what our role is here. And, in fact, we are the only country in Central America that is preventing that safe passage for these illegal immigrants. Other countries are just giving them a pass or just facilitating their crossing without requiring any form of identity. And that represents a serious security problem for the United States.”

“If we let those people cross Mexico and the United States are at risk of getting people without those IDs, so it is our obligation not to allow this to happen. And for that reason we see that the problem is the United States is not taking action and should be taking action and should be pressuring other countries to take some measures to prevent this,” he said.

The White House didn’t respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

Migrant Deaths at Southern Border Reach New Record Under Biden


By JENNIE TAER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | October 31, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/31/biden-immigration-border-deaths/

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A record of at least 853 migrants died trying to illegally cross into the U.S. in the past year, according to CBS News.

The deaths occurred amid record migrant encounters at the southern border, with around 2.3 million in fiscal year 2022. In fiscal year 2021 there were 546 migrant deaths, CBS reported, citing internal Border Patrol data. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Facilitators Of Traffickers’: Guatemalan President Says US Needs To ‘Pressure’ Countries To Stop Flow Of Illegal Migrants)

In April, a government watchdog reported that Border Patrol didn’t gather and record “complete data on migrant deaths.”

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“Smuggling organizations are abandoning migrants in remote and dangerous areas, leading to a rise in the number of rescues but also tragically a rise in the number of deaths,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda told CBS. “The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving.”

The problem has become so dire that morgues in towns along the border have run out of space.

“It’s gotten to the point where the state has to provide a refrigerator trailer where we’re having to take the deceased to and they’re there for maybe between about 24-72 hours where we try to get an identification on the person and at that point another sad thing that’s happening is our justices of the peace, they’re ordering autopsies on these unfortunate persons and the medical examiners that we use in Webb County…they’re starting to kind of turn us away because of the high volume of the deceased that they’re having,” Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber told the Daily Caller in September.

CBP attributes the issue to transnational criminal organizations who “continue to recklessly endanger the lives of individuals they smuggle for their own financial gain with no regard for human life,” the agency told the DCNF.

“Smuggling organizations are abandoning migrants in remote and dangerous areas, leading to a rise in the number of rescues but also tragically a rise in the number of deaths. The terrain along the border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert migrants must hike after crossing the border in many areas are unforgiving. Despite these inherent dangers, smugglers continue to lie to migrants claiming the borders are open. The borders are not open, and people should not attempt to make the dangerous journey,” CBP added.

This story has been updated with comment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Biden says, ‘let me give you the facts.’ Then Twitter fact-checks his misleading claim that bashes corporations


By CHRIS ENLOE | October 31, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-twitter-fact-check-inflation-reduction-act/

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President Joe Biden tried to give Americans “the facts” about how the Inflation Reduction Act stops big corporations from skirting tax laws.

But he was quickly fact-checked by Twitter for pushing a misleading claim.

On Friday, the president claimed that 55 corporations that earned over $40 billion in revenue in 2020 failed to pay taxes, a problem the Inflation Reduction Act allegedly rectifies.

“Let me give you the facts. In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.”

\u201cLet me give you the facts.\n\nIn 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.\n\nMy Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.\u201d

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The Inflation Reduction Act — which does not actually reduce inflation — imposes a minimum 15% tax on companies that, on average, earn more than $1 billion per year. According to Bloomberg Tax, the provision is “designed to prevent the largest corporations from exploiting tax loopholes that allow them to pay little or no federal income tax.”

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Moreover, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that only 150 companies will be subjected to the tax.

Twitter included a fact-check on Biden’s tweet added by members of Birdwatch, the platform’s “community-based approach to misinformation.”

The information blurb pointed out, “Out of the 55 corporations the tweet references, only 14 had earnings greater than $1 billion and would be eligible under Biden’s tax law.”

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Indeed, Biden’s often-cited statistic is based on a report from the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The report claimed 55 corporations paid zero in federal taxes despite having earned collectively more than $40 billion in 2020.

But that figure is misleading because, as the Twitter blurb noted, only 14 of those companies earned more than $1 billion that year and thus would be subjected to the corporate tax imposed by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Ironically, the Washington Post fact-checked the claim last October and mostly absolved the president of pushing misleading claims.

“This ’55 corporations’ number is probably in the ballpark but readers should be aware that it’s not based on actual tax returns but instead is an estimate of taxes paid based on corporate reports,” that fact-check concluded.

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Here Is Everything Democrats Claim Is ‘A Threat to Democracy’


BY: THE FEDERALIST STAFF | OCTOBER 27, 2022

Read more at https://thefederalist.com/2022/10/27/here-is-everything-democrats-claim-is-a-threat-to-democracy/

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Meanwhile, it’s the blue party that’s working overtime to erode and replace actual democratic processes.

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It seems like every day Democrats and their cronies in the corrupt corporate media concoct a new, bogus “threat to democracy” that they use to intimidate Americans out of voting for their political opponents.

These “threats” aren’t just overused, they are overexaggerated in an effort to cover up Democrats’ hypocrisy, mask their incompetence, and justify the targeting of their ideological enemies. Meanwhile, it’s the blue party that’s working overtime to erode and replace the actual democratic processes responsible for keeping our nation running.

Here is a list of everything Democrats claim is “a threat to democracy.”

Donald Trump

Americans think corporate media are a bigger “threat to democracy” than former President Donald Trump yet not one day goes by without a Democrat, talking head, or corporate media outlet asserting the Republican is responsible for the downfall of the nation.

The “threat to democracy” accusations began before Trump won the 2016 election, have continued throughout his presidency, and repeatedly make headlines more than a year after the end of his first term.

Republicans

What could possibly be a bigger “threat to democracy” than Democrats’ top Trumpian foe? According to President Joe Biden, it is “MAGA Republicans.”

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden said during a doom-and-gloom speech in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Whether it’s Republican voters, Republican governorsRepublican members of CongressRepublican-controlled legislatures, or even Republican grandmas, Democrats and the media say anyone associated with the GOP could destroy our nation and deserves punishment.

Ted Cruz

Brookings, a left-leaning think tank, described Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as one of many “copycat candidates who parrot Trump’s moves and endorse his anti-democratic tactics” in a piece titled, “Trump is not the only threat to democracy.”

Josh Hawley

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley earned the same judgment from Brookings as Cruz. Additionally, when he objected to certifying the 2020 presidential election results, he (along with Cruz and other GOP senators) was smeared by The Washington Post as one of “the Constitution’s most dangerous domestic enemies.”

Ron DeSantis

According to Democrats, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a raging, extreme “threat to democracy” for simply governing as a Republican.

“Ron DeSantis Would Kill Democracy Slowly and Methodically,” one article in New York Magazine warned.

Dr. Oz

“An impaired Fetterman who does not pose a threat to our democracy is better than a polished Oz who does. Remember what’s at stake here,” a senior adviser at The Lincoln Project tweeted shortly after the political opponents’ debate.

Tudor Dixon

Tudor Dixon, the Republican woman brave enough to challenge Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, was classified as “a huge threat to our democracy” by her incumbent opponent for raising questions about election irregularities.

Ron Johnson

For the crime of being an effective Republican lawmaker, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has also been deemed a “threat to democracy.”

Legitimately Conducted Elections

Speaking of Republicans, did you know that Americans choosing to elect GOP candidates is a threat to Democracy? That’s what several of the nation’s top propaganda publications want you to believe.

“American Democracy Can’t Survive Unless the Far Right Is Marginalized. Here’s How to Do It,” Time Magazine warned in 2021.

The push to classify GOP wins as threats especially expanded ahead of the 2022 midterms.

“Should [Republicans] win, they will certainly attempt to end democracy as we know it in their states,” MSNBC Opinion Columnist Ryan Cooper wrote three weeks before Election Day 2022. “The effort will probably look like an updated version of Jim Crow.”

Questioning Elections

Nevermind that Democrats are known for rejecting election results and objecting to every presidential Republican victory this century — anyone who dares mention that U.S. elections are not perfect is smeared with the ill-fitting term “election denier,” and considered a “threat to democracy.”

This “threat,” according to media, Democrats, and the ever-vague “experts,” is so big that it needs to be taught in schools. Less than two weeks before the 2022 midterms, The New York Times published a “Lesson Plan” titled “Explore How the Election Denial Movement Threatens Democracy.”

“What can happen in a representative democracy when politicians and a significant portion of the electorate question the legitimacy of elections?” the subtitle asks.

The Events of Jan. 6, 2021

Democrats say Americans’ actions on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, proved to be as big a “threat to democracy” as Pearl Harbor or 9/11, both of which resulted in thousands more deaths than the Capitol riot.

Not only was the Capitol riot an existential threat, leftists claim, but New York Magazine says “Americans’ Indifference About January 6 Is the Real Threat to Democracy.”

Election Security Legislation

The New York Times is also one of the many corporate media outlets and others that have expressed concern with Republicans’ voter integrity measures following the chaotic 2020 election.

“Many top Republican Party officials and lawmakers have spent the last two years striking back, and drawn the most attention for their efforts to pass ‘voter integrity’ laws that aim to make voting more onerous under the guise of preventing fraud. … These are pernicious laws, and they undermine Americans’ hard-won rights to vote. But just as important is the matter of who counts the votes, and who decides which votes count and which do not,” The New York Times editorial board wrote last month.

“The real threat to America’s electoral system is not posed by ineligible voters trying to cast ballots. It is coming from inside the system,” the board concluded. “All those who value democracy have a role to play in strengthening and supporting the electoral system that powers it, whatever their party. This involves, first, taking the threat posed by election deniers seriously and talking to friends and neighbors about it. It means paying attention to local elections — not just national ones — and supporting candidates who reject conspiracy theories and unfounded claims of fraud. It means getting involved in elections as canvassers or poll watchers or precinct officers.”

Poll Watchers

It’s ironic that The New York Times wants voters to be poll watchers — especially since corporate media recently deemed those who sign up to monitor ballot boxes as “threats to democracy.”

As documented by The Federalist’s Shawn Fleetwood, the propaganda press is repeatedly “hitting the panic button over Republican poll watchers legitimately overseeing the conduction of elections, see herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here.”

Elon Musk

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to acquire Twitter and welcome free speech back to the Big Tech platform, Twitter’s pampered employees, the corporate media, and pro-censorship politicians threw a fit.

“He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less,” The Washington Post’s Max Boot tweeted.

Not only is Musk’s purchase considered by the left a “threat to democracy,” Salon writer Matthew Rozsa said Musk’s “attempted takeover of Twitter is a threat to the free world.”

Freedom of Speech

Some of the same media personalities whose livelihoods revolve around rights granted by the First Amendment say that free speech, especially online, is “a threat to democracy.”

‘Misinformation’

The pro-censorship party and its allies say “misinformation” and “disinformation,” which means any information about hot topics like Covid, elections, and biology that they deem inconvenient or contra the narrative they are trying to sell, is a threat to democracy.

Parents at School Board Meetings

If it wasn’t already clear that the National School Boards Association and Attorney General Merrick Garland think concerned parents are “domestic terrorists” who threaten our nation and deserve to be prosecuted, it was certainly made clear by members of the media.

“Attacks on school boards are a threat to democracy,” an opinion editorial in the Mercury News said.

Pro-Lifers

Garland also considers peaceful pro-life protesters to be a threat to the nation. That’s why his Department of Justice has publicly indicted 22 people who oppose killing babies in the womb instead of prosecuting the people responsible for the destruction, vandalism, and arson of dozens of pregnancy centers.

The U.S. Supreme Court

Democrats have long insisted that the Supreme Court’s decisions are the “law of the land” but when the court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year, that philosophy was quickly replaced with the left’s favorite excuse for hypocrisy.

“The US supreme court poses a real threat to Americans’ democracy,” one headline in The Guardian blared.

Even before that, media, upset with the prospect of Trump exercising his presidential power to nominate yet another justice to the court, felt the need to explain “Why the Supreme Court is one of the biggest threats to American democracy.”

At one point, New York Magazine’s Eric Levitz threatened that “If the Court’s right-wing majority finds that it can continually push the boundaries of conservative judicial activism without undermining its own popular legitimacy, then the consequences for progressivism and popular democracy could be dire.”

Clarence and Ginni Thomas

The left believes that not only is the Supreme Court a “threat to democracy,” but so are Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife.

“Ginni and Clarence Thomas are the duo we wish we didn’t have to constantly talk about, but here we are. Their actions surrounding the insurrection are a threat to our democracy and the public’s trust in our courts,” Citizens for Ethics, a leftist watchdog group, tweeted.

The Electoral College

Our nation’s Electoral College was designed to best represent Americans no matter where they lived but the left says that constitutional design is a “threat to democracy.”

The left-leaning Aspen Institute blared that “The Electoral College Is a Threat to 21st Century Democracy,” adding that while “our founders felt we needed a brake against ‘mob rule,’ it is incompatible with our current national credo that every vote counts.”

Our Bicameral Legislature

According to Vox, though, the Electoral College “poses a smaller long-term threat to American democracy than the Senate,” because “the Senate undermines principles of equal democratic representation.”

“The Senate will continue to give small states, which tend to be rural and conservative, far more clout than their size deserves. That’s not just a problem for democracy in the abstract,” the Brennan Center’s Zachary Roth agrees.

Democracy Itself

As documented by The Federalist’s Elle Purnell, Democrats and the media also consider an elected majority in the U.S. Senate a threat to democracy.

This became very apparent when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, “determined not to pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Bankrupt plan.”

“Manchin is killing the Biden legislative agenda, and perhaps the future of American democracy too,” tweeted MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan.

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blocks Jan. 6 Committee


 By Jack Davis  October 27, 2022

Read more at https://www.westernjournal.com/liberal-supreme-court-justice-blocks-jan-6-committee/

Efforts by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion to examine phone records of the Arizona Republican Party chairwoman have been stymied by a member of the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing.

Justice Elena Kagan on Wednesday temporarily blocked the panel from accessing the phone records of Dr. Kelli Ward and her husband, Mark Ward, according to The Hill.

Kagan’s order was terse, saying, “Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicants, it is ordered that the October 22, 2022 order of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case No. 22-16473, is hereby stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court.

“Likewise, respondent T-Mobile USA, Inc. is temporarily enjoined from releasing the records requested by the House Select Committee pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court.

“It is further ordered that a response to the application be filed on or before Friday, October 28, 2022, by 5 p.m. (EDT).”

Kagan was involved because she is the justice assigned to handle emergency requests from Arizona.

The Wards had sued to block access to their phone records. After losing their case at the district court level, they appealed, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit voted 2-1 to deny their bid to protect their records, according to CNN.

That prompted the emergency appeal to Kagan. “This is an unprecedented case with profound precedential implications for future congressional investigations and political associational rights under the First Amendment,” the Wards said in the appeal.

“In a first-of-its-kind situation, a select committee of the United States Congress, dominated by one political party, has subpoenaed the personal telephone and text message records of a state chair of the rival political party relating to one of the most contentious political events in American history—the 2020 election and the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021.”

The appeal painted the case as potentially setting a dire precedent.

“If Dr. Ward’s telephone and text message records are disclosed, congressional investigators are going to contact every person who communicated with her during and immediately after the tumult of the 2020 election. That is not speculation, it is a certainty. There is no other reason for the Committee to seek this information,” the Wards’ filing said.

“There can be no greater chill on public participation in partisan politics than a call, visit, or subpoena, from federal investigators,” they wrote.

The appellate panel ruled against the Wards, saying the federal subpoena “is substantially related to the important government interest in investigating the causes of the January 6 attack and protecting future elections from similar threats.”

“The investigation, after all, is not about Ward’s politics; it is about her involvement in the events leading up to the January 6 attack, and it seeks to uncover those with whom she communicated in connection with those events,” Judges Barry Silverman and Eric Miller wrote in the majority opinion. “That some of the people with whom Ward communicated may be members of a political party does not establish that the subpoena is likely to reveal ‘sensitive information about [the party’s] members and supporters.’”

The two judges who formed the majority castigated the activities of the Wards, who were electors pledged to former President Donald Trump.

“Ward participated in a scheme to send spurious electoral votes to Congress, a scheme that the committee describes as ‘a key part’ of the ‘effort to overturn the election’ that culminated on Jan. 6,” the opinion said.

In her dissent, Judge Sandra Ikuta said the Wards have valid constitutional rights that were insufficiently considered.

“The communications at issue here between members of a political party about an election implicate a core associational right protected by the First Amendment,” Ikuta wrote.

“Regardless of Ward’s position regarding the 2020 election, her right to engage in discussions with her political associates remains entitled to First Amendment protection against the government’s compelled disclosure of her political affiliations,” the judge said. “We must be vigilant to protect First Amendment rights — even when raised by an individual alleged to have engaged in a nefarious ‘scheme.’”

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

American universities: Are the inmates running the asylum?


By Richard D. Land, Christian Post Executive Editor | October 28, 2022

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/american-universities-are-the-inmates-running-the-asylum.html/

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From time to time something happens which seems to illustrate and magnify a very disturbing and possibly catastrophic impact on society.

Such an episode erupted in New York recently. Dr. Maitland Jones Jr., a prestigious professor of organic chemistry at New York University, was fired by the university’s administration over the strong protests of his fellow professors in the Chemistry Department.

Why was Dr. Jones fired? The answer is simply because he was “too hard” and students were not receiving the grades in his class to which they felt they were entitled.

First, who is Dr. Jones? A three-time graduate of Yale University (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) Dr. Jones taught at Princeton University for several decades. While there he founded the Jones Research Lab (in conjunction with Princeton) and he and his research colleagues published 225 cutting-edge research papers. Additionally, he published 63 papers with individual undergraduate students, 30 papers with graduate students, and 34 research papers with individual post-doctoral fellows.

He is also the chief author of the standard textbook on organic chemistry titled Organic Chemistry, which is now in its fifth edition (2014, originally published in 1997.) Upon his retirement from Princeton in 2007, Dr. Jones began teaching on an annual contract basis at New York University.

The New York University dean who informed Dr. Jones of his dismissal shockingly revealed the sorry state of higher education and by implication the entire entitlement culture, when he wrote that this was being done to “extend a gentle but firm hand to the students and those who pay the tuition bills.”

Doesn’t it sound like the inmates (the students) are running the asylum (the university)? This is a recipe for disaster, and I fear this horrible situation prevails at far too many of our nation’s institutions of higher learning.

In a Boston Globe column, “I was Fired from NYU After Students Complained That the Class was too Hard. Who’s Next?”, Dr. Jones responded to his critics. He explained that organic chemistry is an infamously difficult course and one that the failure to navigate successfully ends many students’ dreams of attending medical school and becoming physicians. The dreaded “orgo” is quite often a rite of passage into medical school.

Dr. Jones left Princeton after 43 years because he wanted to test to see if the technique “I had introduced at Princeton, in which the talking-head lecture was deemphasized in favor of small-group solving, was transferable to another university.”

This methodology was an attempt to apply the “precept” model of teaching introduced by Woodrow Wilson when he was president at Princeton University (1902-1910) before being elected president of the United States in 1912. In the precept method, a student attends two lectures a week and then an hour-long “precept” with the professor and only five or six students from the class to discuss that week’s lectures and readings (usually a new book each week). This was the model in every liberal arts course I took at Princeton from 1965-1969 in preparation to graduate with a degree, magna cum laude in history with a special certificate in the honors program in American civilization.

Evidently, Dr. Jones adopted this model in organic chemistry courses with “small-group solving” instead of the “talking-head lectures.”

Dr. Jones disclosed that all “went well at first as students prospered in the problem-solving setting.” However, after a decade, he noticed that incoming students were less industrious and less diligent in attending the lecture section of the course.

Then COVID hit.

Dr. Jones, along with two faculty colleagues, financed and prepared 52 videos to replace COVID-cancelled lectures. Many students either watched them haphazardly or not at all.

Of course, as student effort diminished, grades went downhill. So what was the reaction of the students? They accused Dr. Jones of “being insufficiently sensitive to the stressful issues of the day.” The students urged professor Jones to switch to multiple-choice exams.

Finally, this spring some students sent a petition to NYU deans complaining “about procedures and grades in the course.” Without ever revealing the contents of the students’ complaints, the NYU administration fired Dr. Jones on Aug. 2.

The most serious issue here is not the shabby treatment accorded Dr. Jones. As he himself said, he is 84 years old, and “the time for me to step aside was probably upon me.”

The real issue is the serious, crippling damage being done to higher education in the United States.

Dr. Jones points out that destruction emanates from the students’ dysfunctional behavior like ever-increasing concentric circles of corrosive, toxic slime.

The first group seriously damaged are the professors, tenured and untenured, both victimized by entitled, spoiled children who think they are entitled to great grades regardless of performance.

The second group seriously damaged are the students themselves being patronized and coddled by spineless college educators leading to the continued narcissism and infantilization of students who will find it increasingly difficult to function after they leave college.

Most important of all, it will inevitably lead to doctors and researchers who are significantly less well-educated than the current generation of doctors. They will have received their degrees, but their degrees will be devalued by the “dumbing down” of the requirement of their qualifications to be a doctor or a research scientist.

I don’t know about you, but I want doctors who “aced” organic chemistry.

Unfortunately, this squalid episode at New York University is indicative of another emerging fact in American higher education — the fact that year after year students are learning less before they graduate. We are producing graduates who are often not as well educated and trained as the people they are replacing.

As Dr. Jones put it, “about 10 years ago I noticed that students were increasingly misreading exam questions” and regular attendance at lectures began to decline.

Dr. Jones was observing evidence of a downward trend in the education of our young people that has taken place for more than a generation. This is reflected in ever poorer performances on standardized tests such as the SAT.

As I read Dr. Jones’ story, I reflected back on an experience I had in the mid-1980s. Dr. Paul Ramsey and I had been invited to speak as the two male pro-life “sacrifices” at a militantly pro-choice seminar at Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

Dr. Ramsey, one of the country’s leading ethicists, had been a mentor of mine when I was an undergraduate student at Princeton. Dr. Ramsey was a great teacher and a “good guy.”

Just making conversation, I asked Dr. Ramsey what the biggest difference was between Princeton when I was there (1965-1969) and now. The question was purely rhetorical since I was fully expecting him to say co-education (Princeton went co-ed in 1970, the year after I graduated.)

So I was shocked when he said, “the students we get now are not nearly as well educated as your class was and they aren’t nearly as used to working hard. They are just as smart, but less industrious and less well-informed. They also seem less curious.”

I was dumbfounded by his answer, but it stayed with me. The lowering of standards in our nation’s schools K-12 has now reached into the realm of higher education and it stands to reason it has lowered standards and performance across the board in professional and academic life.

It is a national disgrace for America as a nation not to encourage and enable our citizens to realize their God-given talents to the fullest extent possible. And all of us suffer from this downgrade and waste of talents.

As a nation, we need to reinvigorate our educational system and challenge our students and their teachers to do far better.

Dr. Richard Land, BA (Princeton, magna cum laude); D.Phil. (Oxford); Th.M (New Orleans Seminary). Dr. Land served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary from July 2013 until July 2021. Upon his retirement, he was honored as President Emeritus and he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Theology & Ethics. Dr. Land previously served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (1988-2013) where he was also honored as President Emeritus upon his retirement. Dr. Land has also served as an Executive Editor and columnist for The Christian Post since 2011.

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Hobby Lobby founder David Green: ‘We truly believe that it’s God’s business’ (Part 2)


By Ian M. Giatti, Christian Post Reporter

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/hobby-lobbys-david-green-we-truly-believe-that-its-gods.html/

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It’s one thing to practice servant leadership in ministry, but for Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green, that calling is also very much one of his company’s best practices.

In his new book, Leadership Not by the Book: 12 Unconventional Principles to Drive Incredible Results, Green lays out what his vision looks like for a thriving work environment, which he emphasizes never involves asking employees or prospective employees about their own deeply held beliefs.

“We don’t, we shouldn’t, and we don’t even want to,” Green told The Christian Post.

Instead, Green said he strives to create a working environment that focuses on the people who have made Hobby Lobby what it is.

“Hobby Lobby does a lot for our employees because we know they’re so important,” he said, pointing to the company’s minimum wage of $18.50 and closing stores on Sunday.

“We were open [on Sundays] at one time,” Green explained. “That was the busiest day per hour.”

Hobby Lobby also has chaplains available for any employees who request such services, something Green said is aimed at a higher calling.

“We have people that are really fighting for us, and they know they’re not building my wealth,” he said. “They’re doing things that are going to change the Kingdom, something that’s more important than something that’s temporal.”

That heavenly orientation sometimes even leads to evangelism opportunities at Hobby Lobby.

Green said one employee — who he described as “really an evangelist” — will often share the Gospel with co-managers, who are brought into the Hobby Lobby corporate office from other retailers, and even give them little pieces of paper where they can say whether they have put their trust in Jesus. Over the past several years of doing that, Green said about a hundred have received Christ for the first time, while another hundred have rededicated their lives to Him.

Green said it’s something they started about 15 years ago and continued even after his attorney warned about the potential cost of doing so.

“I think we oughta risk,” Green said. “I don’t think we should be pushy. But I think we have something that … we should tell them about. We have a Master, we have a Creator that loves us, that died for us and cares for us. Why should we not tell that story?

“We want to make sure we do that and do it in the right way.”

Doing things the right way also underscores what Green sees as the difference between inheritance and heritage, at least when it comes to his own family.

“The heritage that I want to leave my children is the heritage of serving the Lord and knowing Him, and not billions or millions of dollars. I don’t care to do that at all,” he said. “Some of my worst days are, ‘What do I do with this value and how do I not put a curse on my family?’”

Acknowledging that wealthy people often “have an awful lot of problems,” Green said he wanted to do everything he could to ensure that doesn’t happen with his family. Earlier this month, Green revealed that 100% of Hobby Lobby’s voting stock has been moved to a trust composed of all seven Green family members so stewardship of the company can continue into the future.

He shared a little more with CP about the motivation for that move, saying, “We truly believe that it’s God’s business and run it in such a way that it’s His, so the profits do not belong to us.”

“Basically, we say that God owns the company. But we don’t only just say it, then we say, what does it look like? And to make it look like that, we took all of our ownership and we put it into 1 percent,” he explained.

“So 100 percent is in 1 percent, and it’s in a trust that seven of us, seven family members all serving the Lord, come together. And that’s what guides our company. “

When it comes to his children and the family business, Green said while the family has never made a dividend “nor do we plan to,” those who do the work earn a salary, just like everyone else.

“It’s real simple in our family — you get what you earn and no more,” he said, adding that a committee decides what Green and his children who are in the business earn.

“Everybody in our family gets a salary based on what they contribute, but no one earns anything in our family that has not come alongside with the family, ‘cause that’s not what God wants for all of them,” he added.

He said he has seven grandchildren that are in some type of ministry, and “that’s OK.”

“God has a plan and we want them to find what God would have for them,” he added.

Like most Christian parents, Green said his greatest hope for his children is to come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s why, Green said, he and his wife, Barbara, have been “very intentional” about providing their children and grandchildren with a Christian education, either through homeschooling or at private institutions.

“The most important thing to me is my children serve the Lord far beyond Hobby Lobby,” he said. “I would rather Hobby Lobby would never have even existed if I lost one of my children because of wealth.”

And as for Hobby Lobby’s future, Green said he hopes the retail giant will continue not just after he’s gone, but until the very end of the age.

“We have it set up to be here as long as we can, until Jesus returns,” he said. “We want to use it to tell as many people as we can about the Good News of Christ dying for us while we were yet sinners, so that’s the mission we would like to continue.”

Ian M. Giatti is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ian.giatti@christianpost.com

Dem Katie Hobbs blames GOP opponent​ for campaign HQ burglary. But police arrest busts her narrative.


By CHRIS ENLOE | October 28, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/katie-hobbs-burglary-police-make-arrest/

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Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona, blamed her challenger, Republican Kari Lake, for a break-in at her campaign headquarters this week.

But police caught the individual they say is responsible for the crime — and he is not connected to Lake’s campaign.

After an individual broke into Hobbs’ campaign office and stole several electronic items, Hobbs accused Lake of inciting threats that culminated in the break-in.

“Let’s be clear: for nearly two years Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit,” the Hobbs campaign said in a statement.

“The threats against Arizonans attempting to exercise their constitutional rights and their attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation,” the statement added.

On Thursday, police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Mota Dos Reis for the burglary. He was identified via surveillance footage and was already in jail for a separate commercial burglary.

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“On the night of October 26th, a patrol officer viewed a news story displaying a released image of the surveillance video. The officer recognized the man in the image as a suspect that was arrested earlier in the day for another unrelated commercial burglary,” police said in a press release. “The officer researched the arrest and learned the suspect, 36-year-old Daniel Mota Dos Reis, was still in jail but would soon be released. The officer contacted the jail and was able to re-arrest Dos Reis.”

Reis was booked on one count of third-degree burglary.

Prior to the arrest, Lake condemned Hobbs’ accusations.

“That is absolutely absurd. It sounds like a Jussie Smollett part two. You’re going to drag the people through something like this?” Lake said when asked by the media about the accusation.

“I can’t believe she would blame my amazing people, blame me for something like that,” Lake also said. “I don’t even know where her campaign office is. I’m assuming it’s in a basement somewhere, because that’s where she’s been campaigning. You guys are despicable for falling into that trap.”

The break-in, and Hobbs’ accusations, came after a new poll showed that Lake is leading Hobbs by double digits.

Florida Votes To Ban Sex Change Procedures for Minors After Volatile Testimony


By SARAH WEAVER, STAFF WRITER | October 28, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/28/florida-votes-ban-sex-change-treatments-minors-transgender/

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The Florida Board of Medicine has voted to ban sex change surgeries and hormone therapy for children under the age of 18 after hours of deliberation and testimony Friday. The guidelines, first released April 20, 2022, state that anyone under 18 cannot receive hormone therapy or puberty blockers. It also bans “gender reassignment” surgery for children and adolescents. The Florida Medical Board released the guidance in response to guidance from the US Department of Health and Human Services endorsed sex change procedures for teens.

The state surgeon general endorsed the move in June and called on the medical board to, “review the Agency’s findings and the Department’s guidance to establish a standard of care for these complex and irreversible procedures.” (RELATED: Leading ‘Expert’ On Transing Kids Forced To Add Multiple ‘Corrections’ To Major Study)

The vote came after the board heard testimony from several individuals who had DE transitioned. One such individual, Chloe Cole, said she decided to transition after being “introduced to inappropriate content, and an echo chamber of far-Left ideology, such as that sex and gender are separate, women are inherently victims, men are inherently superior, and that dysphoric children need hormones and surgery in order to live.”

“Few medical issues are more contentious than the question of medical treatments for minors who may or may not have gender dysphoria. Those children deserve the utmost compassion, which starts by treating them as individuals, not as enlistees in a cause,” Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, Chairman of Do No Harm, an organization dedicated to depoliticizing healthcare, told the Daily Caller. “Compassion also requires basing care on rigorous scientific inquiry, not on dubious, agenda-driven studies or the demands of activists.”

Other detransitioners took aim at puberty blockers, which some claim are a harmless method for teenagers to explore their gender. A study released earlier this month revealed that 98% of those who receive puberty blockers go on to receive sex change treatments such as surgery or hormone therapy.

Parents of transgender youth who supported sex change treatments for children also testified at the hearing.

Chaos erupted as board members announced an end to speaker testimony, and gave attendees an email to submit testimony into the public record. As board members filed out before returning to vote, protestors screamed “Let them speak! Let them speak!”

Undercover video EXPOSES dirty Democrat plan to win midterms — and how it could BACKFIRE spectacularly


BLAZETV STAFF | October 28, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-news-why-it-matters/kari-lake-project-veritas/

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On “The News & Why It Matters,” BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales and guests Jaco Booyens and Grant Stinchfield discussed a new undercover video from Project Veritas that exposed a Democrat Party plan to help “extreme” Trump-endorsed Republican candidates, including Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, win the primaries because they thought they would be easier to defeat in the general election.

In a video posted on the Project Veritas YouTube channel this week, Democratic Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs’ twin sister, Becky Hobbs, can be heard explaining how the Democrat Party “across the country” donated to certain Republican candidates they saw as “extremist” in an effort to give Democrat candidates a better chance of winning.

“So, all across the country, Democrat candidates — not candidates themselves but the [Democrat] Party — was putting money in [Republican] primaries, into the races of the extreme Trump-endorsed candidates, as opposed to the moderate Republicans that were running, because they wanted those extremists to win,” Hobbs said. “They knew that the Dems had a better chance of winning their races against the extremist candidates than they did against the moderate Republicans.”

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“Everyone knew that Katie had a better chance to win against Kari Lake. Everyone wanted Kari Lake to be the nominee … so, it was kind of like a sigh of relief when Kari Lake actually ended up winning,” Hobbs added.

“You just picked a bear,” Jaco said of the Democrats who thought Kari Lake would be easy to defeat. “I believe [Lake] is going to take it. I really believe she’s going to win.”

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Clarence Thomas’s Duty is to the Constitution, Not a Constituency of Black Men


BY: MARK PAOLETTA | OCTOBER 27, 2022

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MSNBC host Tiffany Cross recently went on a rant about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in which she referred to him as “Tom” (short for the derogatory term “Uncle Tom”) and invoked a series of other ugly and disrespectful names. But while Cross and her fellow leftwing TV hosts have been spewing hatred, Thomas has been laying out a jurisprudence of faithfulness to the text of the Constitution that now represents a view held by the majority of justices on the Supreme Court. This view does away with the nonexistent constitutional “right” to abortion while reigning in out-of-control federal agencies and giving the Bill of Rights the respect it deserves.

Cross criticized Thomas for not representing black men in his jurisprudence, but where did she get the idea that a supreme court justice is supposed to represent a constituency? In our system of government, a judge’s job is to decide cases according to the Constitution and the law, without regard to any person. Take, for instance, Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s views on affirmative action. It is certainly not her job to represent the median views of Hispanics, 68 percent of whom oppose race being a factor in college admissions, yet she continues to support racially preferential admissions systems that categorize people by their heritage and not their merits. 

Contrary to Cross’s claim, working-class black Americans historically have been in agreement with Thomas’ views on virtually every contentious issue. Thomas has long been opposed to affirmative action and racial preference programs, and so are most black Americans. According to a 2022 poll from Pew Research Center, 59 percent of black Americans are against race factoring into college admissions. It is unlikely Cross is a part of this 59 percent. 

Justice Thomas has opined for thirty years that there is no constitutional right to abortion. According to a 2020 Gallup article, from 2001-2007, only 24 percent of black Americans believed abortion should be legal in all circumstances. From 2017-2020, only 32 percent did. In a May 2022 YouGov poll, 81 percent percent of black respondents said that abortion should be banned after the 25th week. Cross likely is unwilling to tolerate any limit on abortions up to the moment of birth, which would put her far outside the mainstream of black Americans.  

Thomas has ruled that there is no constitutional right to same-sex marriage. While that is wholly different than whether one supports or supports same-sex marriage, it is notable that a large percentage of black Americans have, until very recently, been opposed to the practice. According to Pew Research, only 21 percent of black Americans supported same-sex marriage in 2004, only 30 percent in 2010, and 51 percent in 2019, and now it is 59 percent.

On topics where Thomas has not ruled from the bench, it is noteworthy that 81 percent of black parents support school choice, but the NAACP opposes school choice. Sixty-nine percent of black Americans support Voter ID laws. Only 28 percent of black Americans support leftist calls to defund the nation’s police. 

Why do Cross and black leadership groups, like the NAACP, continue to be so out of touch with the black Americans they claim to represent? Why do they prioritize the goals set by rich white socialists? Perhaps it is because the NAACP receives significant funding from a majority of white leftwing organizations and labor unions and, therefore, may feel obligated to parrot the views of their funders. Certainly, that’s what happened in 1991 when the NAACP opposed Justice Thomas’ nomination at the insistence of the white labor unions, despite his support in the black community. Cross works for, in her own words, “a white-run media” company, and she pushes far-left views, whereas Thomas has a lifetime appointment and answers only to the Constitution and his conscience.   

Elites have worked to destroy Thomas for years because, among other things, he exposes how out of step they are with the concerns of everyday black Americans. Thomas has argued for affirmative action programs that help students of all races from disadvantaged backgrounds, but the major beneficiaries of racial set-aside programs are wealthy blacks and Hispanics. A recent analysis showed that 71 percent of blacks and Hispanics at Harvard were from wealthy families. These wealthy individuals prevent the truly disadvantaged members of their communities from getting ahead. 

During her tirade, Cross also attempted to smear Thomas by mentioning the ridiculous “pubic hair on a Coke can” comment that Anita Hill bizarrely claimed Thomas made to her many years ago. But the majority of the American people – men and women – did not believe Anita Hill’s testimony at Thomas’ confirmation hearings in 1991. A New York Times/CBS News poll showed people believed Thomas by 58-24 percent. Only 26 percent percent of women believed Anita Hill.   

In 1998, Anita Hill was interviewed by Tim Russert on “Meet the Press,” where she trashed two women who claimed to have been sexually harassed or assaulted by then-President Bill Clinton, one of whom Clinton later settled with out of court for $850,000. After Hill had zealously defended Clinton, Russert asked if there were a double standard on harassment allegations for liberals and conservatives. Hill said there is a double standard, saying, “We live in a political world, and the reality is that … there are … larger issues other than just individual behavior.” Hill meant that if you are pro-abortion, women’s groups will give you a pass if you sexually assault or harass women. Despite Hill being a blatant fraud, Cross still used her antics to smear Thomas. 

The left and the out-of-touch black leadership have attacked Thomas since he joined the Reagan administration forty years ago. Nevertheless, he does not care what they think or say. Cross’s attacks may play well to her leftist audience, but that’s not a lot of people, given she is the second lowest-rated show on the lowest-rated cable news network. 

Nevertheless, it’s important to respond to these attacks to demonstrate how out of touch she and her colleagues are. On the other hand, Thomas will continue building a long-lasting legacy by writing well-reasoned opinions and persuading a majority of his colleagues to join him in ruling in a manner that is faithful to the Constitution.


Mark Paoletta served as a lawyer in the George H.W. Bush White House Counsel’s office and worked on the confirmation of Justice Thomas. He is a senior fellow at Center for Renewing America, and partner at Schaerr Jaffe.

Michael Brown Op-ed: The Left is also guilty of marrying politics with the Gospel


By Michael Brown, CP Op-Ed Contributor| Thursday, October 27, 2022

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/voices/the-left-is-also-guilty-of-marrying-politics-with-the-gospel.html/

Senator Raphael G. Warnock attends the 2022 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 17, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. | Getty Images/Paras Griffin

As we approach the 2022 midterms, and even more as we approach the 2024 presidential elections, Christian conservatives who are politically active will be accused of marrying the Gospel with politics. “Have you not heard of the separation of Church and State?” our critics will ask.

But that sword cuts both ways. the Left is also guilty of this very thing, to the point of celebrating the marriage of politics with the Gospel.

To be clear, I believe that it is very dangerous to conflate the Gospel with politics as if the goals of both were identical.

I have addressed this concern in many relevant articles as well as in my recent book The Political Seduction of the Church.

Of course, I believe that our faith should inform our politics and we should be politically involved. I consider this part of our sacred stewardship in a country like America, as long as we don’t confuse the Gospel with politics.

But, to repeat, it is just not the Right that is guilty of blurring these lines. The Left most certainly is, and even more blatantly.

Here’s an example from the past and an example from the present that underscores my point.

In 1988, both Pat Robertson and Jesse Jackson ran for president.

Speaking about Robertson, the Britannica.com website noted that in the 1980s he “became increasingly involved in politics, and he subsequently resigned as minister in order to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1988.”

So, he was no longer “Rev. Pat Robertson,” but just Pat Robertson. This way, there would be no blurring of the lines between his beliefs as a minister of the Gospel and his political agenda. He was here to serve all Americans as a potential president, not simply preach the Gospel as a minister.

In stark contrast, to this day, Jesse Jackson is known as “the Rev. Jesse Jackson.” The Left has no problem with blurring the lines between Church and State, as long as it’s for their causes. Being a reverend and a politician is great, as long as you are on the Left.

Consequently, when a Republican candidate who is also a Christian speaks up for the unborn or points back to some of our founding, Christian values, he or she is accused of being a dangerous Christian nationalist. “You are a Christian dominionistic trying to take over our country! How dare you try to impose a theocracy on us.”

But when a gay clergyman supports a Democratic candidate or cause, he or she is hailed as a pioneer, a reformer, someone who exemplifies the true American spirit.

The double standard is glaring.

If you think I’m exaggerating, consider the current Senate race in Georgia.

The Republican candidate is Herschel Walker, a football legend and a Christian conservative.

As stated on the TeamHerschel.com website,

“As a Christian, a father, and a husband, Herschel knows that strong families are the bedrock of our country. Herschel’s upbringing in rural Georgia instilled a personal faith in God, which he carries with him to this day. He prays every day for this country, and with God’s help will bring those values with him to Washington. Herschel is a compassionate conservative who is pro-life and pro-family.”

Not surprisingly, critics group Walker with dangerous Christian nationalists.

Walker is running to unseat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, whose Twitter handle is @ReverendWarnock. (His full name is listed on Twitter as Reverend Raphael Warnock.)

Yet Rev. Warnock is proudly pro-abortion to the point of claiming that his pro-choice views are “consistent with my view as a minister.”

And Rev. Warnock, who is the senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, said this in an editorial posted on the flagship gay website Advocate.com in October 2020: 

“Some might find it strange that a pastor would submit himself to the business of politics, and I would agree. But this fight, this campaign, is a continuation of my lifelong commitment to service. Our votes are sacred, living prayers of action for the kind of world we want to live in. In November, it’s on all of us to make it known that we support the protection of LGBTQ people and to help build a better nation where all Americans can without fear of retribution be themselves authentically.”

So, not only does Warnock link together his calling to be a pastor and his calling to be a politician, but he also champions LGBTQ+ causes in the name of being a pastor.

Yet it is Walker who is maligned by the Left as blurring the lines between Church and State and Warnock who is hailed as both a political and spiritual hero.

To drive the point home a little more, can you imagine how hysterical the reaction from the Left would be if a conservative Christian pastor ran for national office, as a pastor? He would be branded as one of the most dangerous men in the country, surely an insurrectionist and white supremacist (whatever the color of his own skin) with plans to establish a theocracy.

But a “progressive,” left-leaning pastor? He should be celebrated.

This looks like a classic example of “rules for thee but not for me.”

In this case, the Left says to the Right, “Keep your religion out of your politics!”

Then the Left says to its own, “We celebrate the union of religion and politics, as long as it’s our kind of religion.”

Jesus addressed this long ago, telling His disciples, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:19)

No wonder the world is threatened by our faith but embraces the faith of the Left.

That’s because it is only a biblically based Gospel that poses a threat to the world system. A compromised Gospel is warmly welcomed by the world for the very reason that it is no longer the Gospel at all.

Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube.

Pro-life group demands gov’t investigate covert network trafficking abortion pills into the US


By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post Reporter

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/pro-lifers-react-to-underground-abortion-pill-network-in-mexico.html/

In this photo illustration, a person looks at an Abortion Pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a smartphone on May 8, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. | OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

A pro-life group is calling on Congress and drug enforcement agencies to take action amid reports that organizations in Mexico are funneling abortion pills into states that have banned their use. 

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life Action, the activist division of the pro-life group Students for Life of America, has demanded in a letter to members of Congress that they address the issue following a “shocking new report” about a “drug cartel at the Mexican border” that is shipping abortion-inducing pills into the U.S. The group wants Congress to instruct the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate drug crimes involving abortion pills. The SFLA president called on Congress to require the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a new impact study on chemical abortions, given the widespread and sometimes illegal use of the pills.

As The Washington Post reported last week, several covert networks are running a pipeline through Mexico to deliver abortion pills to women in states that have banned abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June. The abortion pill suppliers are funded anonymously, reportedly securing the drug for $1.50 a dose from international pharmacies or free via donations. An unnamed group in the U.S. then receives the pills through the mail and sends them to pregnant women seeking to abort their babies. 

Las Libres, one of the many Mexican groups involved in the illegal scheme, told The Washington Post that its organization alone is “on track to help terminate approximately 20,000 pregnancies this year in the United States.” 

“That amounts to about 20 percent of all legal abortions that took place in 2019 in the 13 states where abortion is now almost entirely banned,” The Washington Post reported.

Sandra Cardona Alanís, the leader and co-founder of Red Necesito Abortar, another Mexico-based group supplying abortion pills, said that once her group gets the pills to the U.S., “they can distribute them across the whole country.”

“As deadly as the two-pill regiment that the FDA allows can be, the chemical abortion pills sold at the border can carry an even greater risk as some will sell only one pill, saving them money but raising the risks,” Hawkins wrote in SFLA’s letter to lawmakers. 

“One need only look at other drug cartel efforts to understand the tremendous risk to women who may not be taking the drugs they think they ordered and may not survive the experience, not to mention the impact on the preborn.”

Hawkins stressed that the safety risks and the strain chemical abortions place on the U.S. healthcare system warrant a congressional response. She also cited the need for an investigation into possible environmental concerns due to the improper disposal of aborted human remains, linking to a column she wrote for The Washington Times in 2020. 

As Carole Novielli reported for the pro-life group Live Action in May, women who undergo chemical abortions typically take the pills at home and dispose of their babies’ remains themselves. The pro-life researcher noted that this likely saves abortion facilities money they would have spent hiring a waste disposal company to remove the remains. 

According to a 2015 study titled “Incidence of Emergency Room Department Visits and Complications After Abortion,” chemical abortions have a higher complication rate than surgical ones. 

The study analyzed data from 2009 and 2010 to assess the abortion complication rate for California women who had abortions through Medicaid and women who were treated at the emergency room instead of the clinic.

Researchers found that the complication rate was 5.2% for women who took the abortion pill compared to 1.3% for women who had a first-trimester surgical abortion. The major complication rate for the abortion pill was 0.31% in contrast to 0.16% for first-trimester surgical abortions.

Samantha Kamman is a reporter for The Christian Post. She can be reached at: samantha.kamman@christianpost.com.

Leftist militants attack conservative students and use terror tactics to shut down Turning Point USA event ​at UC Davis


By JOSEPH MACKINNON | October 27, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/leftist-militants-attack-conservative-students-and-use-terror-tactics-to-shut-down-turning-point-usa-event-at-uc-davis/

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A Turning Point USA event was shut down Tuesday evening after multiple attacks by leftist militants on attendees were answered, not by the UC Davis police, who were kept from intervening, but by a handful of counter-protesters ready for a fight.

The UC Davis student chapter of Turning Point USA organized an event for Oct. 25, set to feature conservative speaker Stephen Davis, the host of the podcast “SMASH with MAGA Hulk.”

The chapter vice president of UC Davis TPUSA, Luke Shalz, noted that Stephen Davis is “an African-American gentleman who does not believe in systemic racism.”

In advance of the event featuring a black conservative speaker, flyers were distributed on campus accusing TPUSA of being “racist, homophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigrant” and of celebrating violence. The flyers also defamed Kyle Rittenhouse, who spoke at a TPUSA event, as a “racist murder [sic].” The flyers called on “anyone who opposes racism and bigotry to stand together and make it known that TPUSA is not welcome on our campus.”

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Similar posts were circulated online accusing Stephen Davis of being a fascist for “denying systemic racism.”

Notwithstanding calls for censorship ahead of the event, the university claimed that it was “committed to the First Amendment, and … required to uphold it. We affirm the right of our students — in this instance, Turning Point USA at UC Davis — to invite speakers to our campus, just as we affirm the right of others to protest speakers whose views they find upsetting or offensive.”

The university also reportedly informed the TPUSA campus chapter that UC Davis police would be present at the event and that they would intervene if protests turned violent. However, when leftist protesters began using barriers as battering rams and pepper-spraying young women, the campus police — said to have been on site — did not take action or deploy into the crowd.

The university told KCRA3 that officers had been on standby when the fighting broke out, but did not act because “the situation de-escalated on its own, eliminating the need for the police to engage.”

The brawl that ensued allegedly involved 100 people and began, according to TPUSA’s field team, when Antifa began provoking people trying to enter the venue. In a statement, UC Davis noted there had been reports of Antifa supporters involved in the fighting and pepper-spraying and that members of the pugnacious men’s group Proud Boys may have also been on the scene.

One young female conservative was pepper-sprayed by leftist agitators.

Young college girl attacked and maced at #TurningPointUSA event @UC Davis #Magahulk #StephenDavis youtu.be

UC Davis also indicated that some “in the crowd used barricades to beat on the glass of the UC Davis Conference Center, where about 30 people were inside waiting for the event to begin.”

Student Affairs staff reportedly determined that the chaos outside presented sufficient danger to warrant shutting down the event.

The UC Davis TPUSA chapter ultimately agreed, later stating, “Rather than risk any further escalation of violence, our TPUSA chapter leadership decided to cancel the event when it became apparent campus PD was unable to disperse the violent agitators outside while also keeping our students safe inside.”

“This is a great loss for free speech, our speaker Stephen Davis, and for the students at UC Davis. TPUSA condemns all violence and refuses to be cowed by those who use threats and intimidation to stop conservatives on campus,” TPUSA tweeted.

On Thursday, former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell called out UC Davis chancellor Gary May, suggesting he had failed up to stand up for true diversity on campus after Davis, a black speaker, had been shut down by “radical lefties.”

Catherine Brinkley, a UC Davis professor, celebrated the silencing of a black conservative and the leftist attacks on unarmed students, stating she was “really proud of our students, faculty, staff and community who showed up to counter-rally a planned speaking event at UC Davis. Thank you for putting your bodies on the line.”

\u201cI am really proud of our students, faculty, staff and community who showed up to counter-rally a planned speaking event at UC Davis. \n\nThank you for putting your bodies on the line.\u201d

— Catherine Brinkley, VMD-PhD (@Catherine Brinkley, VMD-PhD) 1666812802

It is unclear whether the event will be rescheduled.


Trans Activists Offer Gender-Confused Minors Cash And Uber Rides To Get Them Away From Home

BY: STEPHANIE LUNDQUIST-ARORA | OCTOBER 27, 2022

Read more at https://www.conservativereview.com/trans-activists-offer-gender-confused-minors-cash-and-uber-rides-to-get-them-away-from-home-2658513337.html/

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‘We can pay for Ubers, Lyfts, and other passes if you need to leave immediately,’ wrote one Pride Liberation Project leader to adolescent members.

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From coast to coast, transgender activists are working to push chemical castration and genital mutilation on minors at all costs. In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 107 into law, blocking officials from enforcing other states’ laws that hinder access to transgender medical procedures and drugs for minors.

Meanwhile, in Virginia, the Pride Liberation Project (PLP) is organizing resources to help confused minors whose parents are not supportive of their gender and/or sexual identity experimentation to run away from their homes to stay with a “queer-friendly” adult. The potential for predatory behavior with this initiative is alarming.

PLP leader, Aaryan Rawal, now a college student, does not seem to be concerned about the risks of sending confused children into strangers’ houses “within 1-2 days” of their separation from their families. He sent messages to PLP members, mostly high school and middle school students, that the organization could offer rides and money promptly.

As reported by Asra Nomani, on July 15, 2022, Rawal wrote on Discord, “We can pay for Ubers, Lyfts, and other passes if you need to leave immediately. … In the short term, we can provide a couple of hundred dollars … through Venmo or Zelle.” For the longer term, he offers more money. “We can also set up a dedicated ActBlue fundraising page for you and get allies to donate. In the past, this has led to thousands of dollars in donations. All of this money is yours.”

At best, PLP is helping children run away from home. But it seems there is a sinister drive behind this network. Children are among our society’s most vulnerable, and those confused and separated from their parents are ripe prey. It is suspicious that identity disagreements within families, notably during this era of the social contagion of gender dysphoria and confusion — particularly among middle schoolers, would ever justify removing children from their families and placing them with strangers. Would these same actors argue that we take away a 13-year-old conservative girl from her liberal parents who refuse to affirm her political identity and place her with a random identity-affirming adult male stranger?

This is illegal and absurd. Saying so is common sense, not bigotry, as members of groups like PLP and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Pride suggest on social media. These groups are manipulating the political landscape to obliterate parental rights and push transgenderism on children — even in elementary schools.

On its website, PLP boasts that it has advocated for the books “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy” to remain in public school libraries. Its members have promoted compelled speech (via mandatory pronouns). Multiple PLP members spoke at a July 2022 Fairfax County School Board meeting in favor of proposed changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum that include lessons on transgender transitioning as early as fourth grade and co-ed FLE instruction to make students who identify as transgender feel more comfortable.

Arguably not by coincidence, the students who spoke at the board meeting all carried the same message: “Queer” students feel frightened and depressed. The PLP speakers repeatedly cited 50 percent as the community’s depression rate and suggested that changes to the FLE curriculum would help them feel supported. Their messages were so consistent, in fact, it would not be surprising if someone else wrote them.

On Sept. 25, 2022, Rawal sent PLP members detailed talking points and provided media training for the student walkout that occurred later that month. The walkout was meant to object to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to preserve parental rights and roll back Ralph Northam’s heavily politicized “Model Transgender Policies.” Rawal encouraged students to say that these efforts would “hurt Queer students,” “erase [their] existence,” and cause depression and potentially suicide.

In Q&A forums with PLP walk-out participants, Rawal further told a student who was not permitted to hang flyers in the school to proceed. “My honest response is do it anyway. Admin won’t penalize over flyers distributed manually…” Rawal also offered reimbursements of up to $25 for walkout expenses. When he realized he needed megaphones for the walkout and nearby stores were sold out of them, he wrote “f—, let me dm rigby.” Notably, Robert Rigby, a retired teacher and co-chair of FCPS Pride appears to be helping to organize and support PLP initiatives as well.

Adults organizing groups such as PLP are providing resources to help children run away from home. These minors, who are not permitted by law to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, could potentially travel to California — now a so-called “gender-affirming” sanctuary state — to obtain permanent and irreversible surgical procedures, and/or medication, without their parents’ consent.

These transgender ideology pushers are not simply accepting, they are aggressive in encouraging medical experimentation among children and keeping parents in the dark. Permanently scarring children behind a parent’s back is a particular kind of evil we will, hopefully, look back on in disbelief.


Stephanie Lundquist-Arora is a mother, author, and member of the Independent Women’s Network.

EXCLUSIVE: Guatemalan President Lays Out How One Biden Policy Caused Migrants To Swarm The Border


By JENNIE TAER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | October 26, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/26/guatemala-trump-biden-immigration/

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said that the Biden administration’s announcement of its decision to end Title 42, which never came to fruition, unleashed a wave of migrants bound for the U.S., in a sit-down interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation in his presidential palace.

Guatemala has recently seen large waves of illegal migrants because of Biden administration policies in the U.S., including its announcement to scrap Title 42, the public health order used to expel certain migrants to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Giammattei told the DCNF. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on April 1 that Title 42 would end on May 23, but the move was blocked in a lawsuit led by Republican states. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Guatemalan President Says Biden Admin Refused To Help Him Deport Illegal Migrants Bound For The US Border)

“We have recently seen a very serious increase in the number of migrants seeking to cross our border,” Giammattei said. “When Title 42 was eliminated, we see an even greater increase in the crossings through Guatemala, illegal crossings through Guatemala to reach the United States illegally as well.”

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The Biden administration also instituted a new rule to expel illegal migrants from Venezuela, while granting legal entry to 24,000 other Venezuelans that meet certain qualifications. Giammattei said that the program is also leading to problems for his country as Venezuelans continue to pass through with a new uncertain fate.

“And now that the Venezuelans we understand that have the possibility of obtaining a visa, that means another problem for Guatemala. We have no relationships with Venezuela, we do not have diplomatic exchanges, we don’t have an embassy here or there,” Giammattei said.

“Therefore, we cannot issue passports or any kind of identification for Venezuelan nationals here in Guatemala and that means a huge amount of a floating population that is going to become a serious problem for this country. While we remain stopping them here,” he added.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

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Ann Coulter Op-ed: Why a Red Wave Is Suddenly Possible


Ann Coulter | Oct 19, 2022 |

Read more at https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2022/10/19/why-a-red-wave-is-suddenly-possible-n2614765/    

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After months of warning you about the GOP’s chronic overconfidence problem, now I’m feeling overconfident! Inasmuch as I will be giving a speech at my alma mater, Cornell University, the day after the election, I’m about to do something very stupid: make an election prediction.

My reasoning is, here we are, three weeks from the election, and this week, two major polls, Harvard Harris and Times Sienna, suddenly show Republicans gaining ground. This triggered a primordial memory from the 1980 election, the first presidential race I paid attention to.

That’s when I discovered the iron rule of election polls: They will never, ever be wrong in favor of Republicans. Another is that polls will generally show the Democrat winning until the election gets close — and the media finally start telling the truth.

Thus, for example, after being hectored for most of 1980 that Ronald Reagan was headed for another Goldwater-style fiasco, here’s the sort of thing a teenager would have read in The New York Times weeks before he won a landslide victory against President Jimmy Carter, taking 489 electoral college votes to Carter’s 49.

— Sept. 15, 1980: “Reagan and Carter Even In Washington Post Poll”

— Sept. 21, 1980 “Allowing for the margin of error, the polls indicate a virtual dead heat between Mr. Carter and Mr. Reagan”

— Oct. 23, 1980: “Poll Shows President Has Pulled To Even Position With Reagan”

In mid-September, the Times’ Anthony Lewis painted a vivid picture of Reagan’s coming annihilation, citing a bunch of state polls:

— “A recent New York Times poll of registered likely voters [in New York] showed Carter leading Reagan, 44 to 38.”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 47; CARTER: 44

— In Washington state, “a poll for the Carter campaign put the president ahead by 3 points against Reagan.”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 50; CARTER: 37

— In Illinois, a “poll for Carter’s campaign put him ahead by 5 points.”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 50; CARTER 48.

— In Connecticut, a “Hartford Courant poll showed: Reagan 36, Carter 35.”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 48; CARTER: 39

A month later, the Times produced yet more polls of gloom:

— Oct. 9, 1980 headline: “Texas Looming As A Close Battle Between President And Reagan”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 55%; CARTER: 41%

— Oct. 16, 1980, headline: “Ohio Race Expected To Be Close As Labor Mobilizes For President”

ACTUAL RESULT: REAGAN: 52, CARTER 41

And then Reagan won more electoral college votes than any non-incumbent in history. You’d think the polls would have picked up on the fact that history was about to be made. Nope!

This is not just an enjoyable stroll down memory lane, though it is that. It is to remind Republican-leaning voters, even in seemingly blue strongholds like New York, Oregon and Washington, to please vote. Because, win or lose, one thing polls will never do is overestimate a Republican’s chances.

1976

— Sept. 23, Roper Poll: Carter leads Gerald Ford 46%-29%.

ACTUAL RESULT: Jimmy Carter won by 2 percentage points.

1984

— Oct. 15, The New York Daily News poll: Reagan 45%; Walter Mondale 41%.

ACTUAL RESULT: Reagan beat Mondale by nearly 20 points, 58.8% to 40%.

1988

— Oct. 5, New York Times/CBS News Poll: George H.W. Bush 45%; Michael Dukakis 43%.

ACTUAL RESULT: Bush 53.4%; Dukakis 45.6%.

1992

Oct. 18, Newsweek poll: Bill Clinton 46%; GHW Bush 31%

ACTUAL RESULT: Clinton: 43%; GHW Bush: 37.7%

1996

— Oct. 22, The New York Times/CBS News Poll: Clinton 55%; Bob Dole 33%.

ACTUAL RESULT: Clinton 49%; Dole 40%.

2000

— Oct. 3, The New York Times/CBS News Poll: Al Gore 45%; George W. Bush 39%.

ACTUAL RESULT: Bush 47.9%; Gore 48.4%.

For some mysterious reason, election polls were pretty accurate in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections. Perhaps pollsters had gotten better. Maybe they noticed that people sometimes do look back at their forecasts. Or it could be that Republicans were running such losers those years that it would be nearly impossible for anyone to underestimate their performance.

But, boy, did the pollsters make up for any inadvertent honesty when Donald Trump ran in 2016!

The Times had the best pollsters in the business and sophisticated computer modeling. Based on their high-tech number-crunching, on Oct. 18, the paper reported: “Hillary has a 91% chance to win.” On Election Day, the forecasters were a little less exuberant, announcing that Hillary had a mere 85% chance of winning. A Trump victory, the Times said, was as likely as “an NFL kicker miss[ing] a 37-yard field goal.”

We know how that turned out.

On Election Day 2020, Times’s forecasters exulted that Joe Biden was ahead “by more than 8 points nationwide — the largest lead a candidate has held in the final polls since Bill Clinton in 1996.”

He won by 4 points.

Maybe it’s not a wild and reckless prediction, but the news this week suggests that the media are slowly edging up to the truth, and that Republicans could be on track to well outperform the polls.

This would be a good year for it. The Senate map, combined with five GOPs retiring, make 2022 a tough year for Republicans, who are defending seats in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and North Carolina, and trying to flip at least one state out of Nevada, Arizona and Georgia for a bare majority.

But Republicans winning requires that voters not be discouraged by the polls and remember to vote, even when the media tell you it’s hopeless, like in New York, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Mostly, I just want to wake up the morning after the election and find out Dr. Mehmet Oz has won in Pennsylvania and defeated that slovenly, goatee-sporting Michael Moore-wannabe, John Fetterman, who is passionate about only two things: not bathing and releasing vicious murderers. And that Lee Zeldin has beaten the demented, “release all the criminals!” New York governor, Kathy Hochul, with the crazy “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” makeup.

Then, the world will make sense again.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – I’m Not With Her

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2022 sets records for number of border crossings, migrant deaths


By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter | October 26, 2022

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/2022-sees-record-number-of-border-crossings-migrant-deaths.html/

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Fiscal year 2022 saw a record number of migrant crossings and deaths as illegal immigration remains a significant issue for voters heading into the midterm elections. Statistics compiled by the United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) revealed 2,378,944 encounters between illegal immigrants and law enforcement officials at the U.S. border with Mexico in fiscal year 2022, which concluded Sept. 30. The number of encounters increased dramatically from fiscal year 2021, which recorded 1,734,686 border crossings. The number doesn’t include the number of migrants who evaded Border Patrol agents. 

The number of illegal immigrants apprehended monthly has exceeded 200,000 each month since May. The number of encounters peaked at 241,136 in May before dropping for the following two months, increasing slightly in August and rising to 227,547 in September.

statement from CBP attributed the surge in border crossings to an influx in illegal immigration from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, noting that statistics for October 2022, the first month of fiscal year 2023, will show a decrease in the number of encounters between law enforcement and illegal immigrants. CBP leadership credited the Biden administration’s new policy authorizing immigration officials to return most Venezuelan migrants to Mexico for reducing the flow of illegal immigration.

“While failing regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua continued to drive a new wave of migration across the western Hemisphere, the number of Venezuelans arriving at the southern border decreased sharply nearly every day since we launched additional joint actions with Mexico to reduce irregular migration and create a more fair, orderly, and safe process for people fleeing the humanitarian and economic crisis in their country,” said CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus.

Magnus acknowledged that the drop in border crossings is “not reflected in the latest report,” which only includes data from September. Official statistics outlining apprehensions at the southern border in October 2022 will be released sometime in November. 

While CBP and President Joe Biden cite the changing demographic makeup of the border crossers as the reason for the explosion in illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, critics of the Biden administration sounded the alarm about an overwhelmed southern border at the beginning of 2021. Specifically, they pointed to the Biden administration’s abandonment of the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy that required those seeking asylum in the U.S. to remain in Mexico while their claims were adjudicated as the cause of the border surge. 

The surge in border crossings has overwhelmed towns along the U.S.-Mexico border and prompted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, to begin sending illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., as part of an effort to make federal lawmakers aware of the consequences of not securing the border. Abbott later expanded the cross-country transportation of migrants to other major cities that declare themselves “sanctuary cities” that open themselves up to illegal immigrants, including New York City and Chicago

In addition to the record number of migrant crossings in fiscal year 2022, the past year also saw a record number of deaths at the border. According to CBP data obtained exclusively by Fox News, a record-breaking 856 migrants died at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022.

The latest statistics reinforce voters’ concerns about the issue of illegal immigration heading into the upcoming midterm elections that will determine control of Congress for the next two years. Polling of 808 U.S. adults conducted by Monmouth University last week shows that a supermajority of respondents (65%) believe that it is “extremely” or “very” important for the federal government to address the issue of immigration.

poll released earlier this month by Schoen Cooperman Research revealed that a similar share of voters (66%) living in the swing districts that will determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives either fully or partly blame Biden and congressional Democrats for the “immigration surge at the Southern border.” The same survey found that 46% of voters living in the 85 most competitive congressional districts trust Republicans to handle the issue of illegal immigration, while 44% think the Democrats would better address it. 

The RealClearPolitics average of polls measuring Biden’s job performance on the issue of immigration shows his net approval rating 24 points underwater. Only on the issue of inflation does the president receive a higher net disapproval rating of 28.8 points. The president’s net disapproval ratings on illegal immigration and inflation far exceed his overall net disapproval rating of 11.4 points.

With just about two weeks to go until the midterm elections, the RealClearPolitics average of polls taken over the past two weeks shows Republicans with a 3-point lead on the generic ballot, which asks voters which party they want to control Congress. 

The FiveThirtyEight Deluxe Model, which forecasts the outcome of elections by analyzing “polls, fundraising, past voting patterns” and the opinions of political experts, gives Republicans an 80% chance of retaking control of the U.S. House of Representatives while giving Democrats a 56% chance of maintaining control of the U.S. Senate. 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

EXCLUSIVE for The Gateway Pundit: Residents of Gwinnett County, Georgia Ask Three Gwinnett County Board of Elections Members to Step Down Due to Being Complicit in 2022 Election Crimes


By Joe Hoft | Published October 25, 2022

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/exclusive-residents-gwinnett-county-georgia-ask-three-gwinnett-county-board-elections-members-step-due-complicit-2022-election-crimes/

More election challenges in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

TGP previously reported on the scandalous election operations in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  This county is on the north side of the state, and it includes a portion of Atlanta.  In August we reported that 37,500 affidavits were provided to the County Election Board challenging the 2020 Election that never should have been certified in Georgia.

But the Election Board has discarded these affidavits and the hours and days of work that went into gathering this data and obtaining affidavits. 

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According to the press release below from the residents in the county who provided the 37,500 affidavits to the County, their work was essentially ignored. These affidavits include 20,000 challenges to actual votes that were certified just after the 2020 election and Gwinnett has still to provide an answer.

After a specially called Board meeting on October 3, 2022, by Dr. Wandy Taylor, Stephen Day, and Anthony Rodriquez, the Board unlawfully voted 3 – 2 to dismiss all of these challenges, citing them as a “fraught with errors” and a list while even admitting they hadn’t reviewed them all.

The 2022 Election Cheat is on, real-time in Gwinnett County Georgia.   The dismissed Affidavits were not a list, as stated by Mr. Day, but eight boxes of notarized Affidavits containing months of research with up to five pieces of evidence each.  They serve as “notice” to the County of facts contained in their voter rolls.  Now the group is tracking these issues real-time in the Gwinnett County 2022 Absentee Files and the current Voter Roll.

The residents who performed the work to obtain these affidavits believe the Board members are now complicit with the crimes they uncovered and they should resign.  

Below is the press release.

Oct 2022 Press Release by Jim Hoft on Scribd

Joe Hoft

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China caught ‘trying to disrupt our justice system’: DOJ accuses 10 Chinese spies and communist agents of ‘malign schemes’


By JOSEPH MACKINNON | October 25, 2022

Read more at https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-caught-trying-to-disrupt-our-justice-system-doj-accuses-10-chinese-spies-and-communist-agents-of-malign-schemes/

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The Department of Justice announced on Monday that it had charged 13 Chinese nationals, ten of whom are believed to be spies, for efforts to “unlawfully exert influence in the United States.” Their alleged crimes include coercing American residents into traveling to China to face punishments, stealing secrets pertinent to the criminal investigation of Huawei, and recruiting more spies for China.

Attorney General Merrick Garland indicated that, in three separate cases, communist agents operating in the U.S. sought to execute the will of the genocidal Chinese communist regime — to “interfere with the rights and freedoms of individuals in the United States and to undermine our judicial system that protects those rights.”

These newly unsealed indictments come at a time of growing tensions between China and the West and after recent revelations that the communist regime is running illegal police stations across North America and Europe.

The U.S. attorney’s offices for the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey are overseeing three cases involving the 13 alleged communist agents.

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  • In the first case, seven Chinese nationals, two of whom were arrested in New York on Oct. 20, were indicted for attempting to force an American resident back to China. They are accused of surveilling, harassing, and coercing the victim.
  • In the second case, two communist Chinese spies were charged with attempting to obstruct a criminal prosecution in the Eastern District of New York. The spies have not yet been apprehended.
  • In the third case, three Chinese Ministry of State Security intelligence officers were charged in connection with a “long-running intelligence campaign” with the aim of flipping U.S. residents and turning them into communist agents.
  • The Chinese communist party has worked hard in recent years to track down and coerce Chinese dissidents living abroad into returning to China for punishment. While the CCP claims that those targeted for illegal extradition are fraudsters, there is substantial evidence that the regime is in fact hunting down Chinese people it perceives to be its foes, including members of religious groups (e.g., Chinese house Christians and underground Catholics), ethnic minorities such as the Uyghurs, and political dissidents at odds with the communist party.

The initiative, which began in 2014, is called Operation Fox Hunt. Unfortunately for the communist agents operating in the United States, they neglected to realize they were among wolves.

The Eastern District Court of New York unsealed an eight-count indictment on Oct. 20 charging seven Chinese nationals for their involvement in a scheme to force at least one individual living in the U.S. back to China. According to the DOJ, the lead defendant is 55-year-old Quanzhong An, a business man who worked in Roslyn, New York. Quanzhong also is the majority shareholder of a hotel in Flushing, New York. Quanzhong’s criminal operation was allegedly directed and monitored by various officials with the Chinese regime’s Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection. The DOJ suggested that Quanzhong attempted with several others to coerce an American resident identified only as John Doe-1 as well as members of Doe-1’s family to return to China. As part of the scheme, the Chinese agents brought a member of the victim’s family from China to the United States, threatening harm in the event of noncompliance.

Quanzhong’s co-conspirators told Doe-1’s family, “Coming back and turning yourself in is the only way out” and that “avoidance and wishful thinking will only result in severe legal punishments.” Quanzhong was arrested along with Guangyang An on Thursday. They were charged with conspiracy to act as foreign agents and acting as agents of a foreign government.

U.S Attorney Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York indicated that the U.S. “will firmly counter such outrageous violations of national sovereignty and prosecute individuals who act as illegal agents of foreign states.”

The second case referenced in the DOJ’s announcement concerns Chinese agents Dong He and Zheng Wang, both of whom were charged after they allegedly set about stealing files and other information from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. The information they allegedly tried to steal pertained to the ongoing federal criminal investigation into Huawei, a Chinese company that was indicted in 2019. Dong and Zheng, working on behalf of the CCP, tried bribing a U.S. government employee with $41,000 in Bitcoin. While the suspects believed the individual was a Chinese agent, they soon discovered he was working for the FBI.

Neither of the two communist agents have been arrested t -date. If brought to justice and convicted, Dong faces 40 years imprisonment and Wang 20 years.

In the third case, Chinese intelligence officers Wang Lin, Bi Hongwei, Dong Ting, and Wang Qiang attempted to recruit communist agents on behalf of the CCP. Among those they targeted were professors at universities and a state homeland security official. They used the so-called Institute of International Studies (Ocean University of China) as cover for their clandestine activities.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco stated, “The actions announced today take place against a backdrop of malign activity from the government of the People’s Republic of China [PRC] that includes espionage, attempts to disrupt our justice system, harassment of individuals, and ongoing efforts to steal sensitive U.S. technology.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray emphasized the CCP’s hand in the criminality, stating, “These indictments of PRC intelligence officers and government officials – for trying to obstruct a U.S. trial of a Chinese company, masquerading as university professors to steal sensitive information, and trying to strong-arm a victim into returning to China – again expose the PRC’s outrageous behavior within our own borders.”

In addition to the 13 Chinese agents charged in recent days, others have been charged in recent months and years.

  • On September 26, a Chinese national, 31-year-old Ji Chaoqun, was found guilty of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government. The former U.S. Army reservist had informed on individuals targeted for recruitment to the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security.
  • On July 7, five men including one current and one former Department of Homeland Security agent, Craig Miller and Derrick Taylor, were indicted for crimes related to a communist Chinese transnational repression scheme to silence critics of the regime.
  • In October 2020, eight illegal Chinese agents were charged for surveilling, locating, and intimidating targets of the CCP. They intended to coerce their targets back to China, where “they would face certain imprisonment or worse following illegitimate trials.”
  • In September 2020, NYPD officer and U.S. Army reservist Baimadajie Angwang (of Tibetan descent) was allegedly conscripted by Chinese officials to spy on the Tibetan community in New York City on behalf of the communist regime.

FBI Director Wray said that the FBI “will continue to throw the full weight of our counterintelligence and law enforcement authorities into stopping the Chinese government’s crimes against our businesses, universities, and Chinese-American communities.”

Daniel Horowitz Op-ed: Numerous surveys and data points show an unimaginable level of vaccine injury


Daniel Horowitz | October 26, 2022

Read more at https://www.conservativereview.com/horowitz-numerous-surveys-and-data-points-show-an-unimaginable-level-of-vaccine-injury-2658509650.html/

Market forces of supply, demand, quality, and price never played a role in the consumer decision to get the COVID shots. After all, even where they weren’t downright mandated upon the people, they were funded, distributed, and essentially coerced upon individuals by every lever of power imaginable. But what about the sentiments after the fact? Was there buyer’s remorse? A new online poll from a large Aussie news publication might shed some light on a massive percentage of jabbed individuals regretting their decision, a finding that coincides with much of the data showing a large number of people experienced unnerving side effects.

News.com.au solicited the public to answer a survey about their vaccine experience. Out of the 45,000 respondents, roughly 67% said they were vaccinated. Obviously, this is an oversampling of the unvaccinated relative to the broader Aussie population, and like with any online poll, the results are not scientific, but the shocking results among those who did get the vaccine are worthy of attention: 12,600 of the vaccinated, or 44%, say they regret getting the shots. At the same time, not a single individual who didn’t get the shots regrets not getting the jabs!

It’s logical that unvaccinated people would disproportionately answer the survey, but to have nearly half of those vaccinated say they regret it – juxtaposed to zero unvaccinated regretting their decision – is remarkable. Why would so many people regret getting the shots? It could be many realized they didn’t work and got COVID anyway. But still, why regret something that did no harm nor any good? Clearly, the universe of people who experienced at least an unpleasant response (more than just a sore arm), if not a downright injury, is larger than we could have imagined.

An interesting data point I’ve been tracking for nearly two years is the number of people in the U.S. who have only gotten one dose of the shot. That number has held steady at 38 million for quite a while, and the gap has never closed, even as the vaccination rate has slowed to a trickle.

Thus, one cannot assert that these are individuals still going through the full vaccination process, because that gap would have been erased by now, as few people who didn’t want to get the shots before (especially the original set) or who weren’t coerced to get it suddenly want to or are being mandated to. Why would anyone get just one shot? Anyone mandated to get them must get both.

While it is true that some people got the J&J shot, which has only one dose, that only accounts for about 17 million people. People stopped getting J&J months ago, yet the gap between one and two doses has not closed. Moreover, a goodly number of those individuals seem to have subsequently gotten at least one Pfizer or Moderna booster, per CDC guidelines for those who originally got the J&J. Thus, there are clearly tens of millions of people who got one dose with no plans to get a second dose of any kind. It’s hard to ascertain another likely reason beyond the fact that those people likely experienced illness or injury after those shots.

Aside from the likely 1%-2% who either died or experienced life-threatening injuries, the CDC’s V-Link data and numerous surveys indicate an even larger fraction experienced clinical-level injuries or scary adverse events that would likely dissuade people from getting another dose or make them regret having gotten the shots. This Saudi survey showing 7%-13% (depending on the type of shot and number of doses) experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeat – aside from the massive percentage experiencing flu-like symptoms) could definitely account for the high number of those reporting regretting getting the shot or perhaps not opting for the second dose.

recent survey of 1,351 Mexican hospital workers who took the Pfizer shots seemed to harmonize with these numbers pretty closely:

A smaller sample-size survey of Turkish university students found ubiquitous menstrual irregularities and even 2.7% who were diagnosed with post-vaccine diabetes mellitus. This is particularly chilling in light of a recent discovery by Alex Berenson that Moderna disclosed on page 62 of its supplementary appendix to its baby shot a case of “new-onset Type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis in a 1-year-old female reported 37 days post dose 2.” To find such an autoimmune disease in a 1-year-old is very disturbing, because it raises the question: Is the appalling degree of immediate injuries we are seeing just the tip of the iceberg, and are we about to see an explosion of long-term injuries of autoimmune disorders? What about cancers?

And speaking of the Moderna data on the baby shots that the company decided to publish four months after sticking it into the arms of babies who never needed such a shot, even if it did work … you probably didn’t see these results on the nightly news. But Dr. Jessica Rose draws our attention to this shocking data point on page 45 of the appendix:

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you: 30% of the small sample size of babies and toddlers who received the Moderna shot sought medical attention within 28 days of injection. This is all for a shot for a variant that doesn’t exist for a virus that never harmed children and with a shot that develops long-term negative efficacy and seems to erase natural immunity – all at a time when even seniors aren’t getting seriously ill from the virus and there is no emergency to pursue these dangerous experiments! Republican governors are all agreeing not to force children to get these shots as a prerequisite to attending K-12 schools. But that is not enough. There are still mandates on universities, hospitals, other professions, and certainly law schools and medical schools, even in most red states. Health departments are still funding, distributing, and recommending these shots. In a sane world, these shots would be taken off the market forever, but we should at least demand that they be subject to free-market forces. The product must sink or swim on its own volition without any help from government in any way.

EXCLUSIVE for The Daily Caller: Migrant Caravans Are Preparing to Flood the US Border Ahead of Midterms, Senior Guatemalan Official Warns


By JENNIE TAER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | October 26, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/26/caravans-immigration-border-guatemala/

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemala’s interior minister has intelligence that large caravans of migrants will try to get to the U.S. in anticipation of the midterm elections, he said in an exclusive sit-down interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Migrants, who believe the midterm elections could end with Republicans taking back control of Congress, are heading to the U.S. border in large caravans, Guatemalan Interior Minister Napoleon Barrientos told the DCNF. The migrants think that they have a short window to make the trek because it may not be as easy to immigrate to the U.S. after the midterm elections, with Republican lawmakers promising to beef up border security and tighten oversight. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Afghan Migrants Say UN Workers Gave Them Directions To US Border)

Courtesy of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei’s office

“We have information that caravans will be coming in the next few weeks, particularly before the date of November 8. So we’re doing operations in our borders to stop the flow migration,” Barrientos said.

Recent polling suggests that Republicans are likely to take back the House and stand a decent shot of winning the Senate as well. If Republicans take power, they are likely to push for stricter border policies that include finishing the construction of a border wall, increasing funding to federal border authorities and reinstating several Trump-era expulsion tools, though it’s unclear how successful these efforts will be.

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“The information that these migrant caravans have is that after that date, policies will be hardened,” he said.

In preparation of the caravans’ arrivals, Guatemala is staging military drills with its partners in Mexico, Barrientos explained. But the country hasn’t had as much luck at its southern border with Honduras, where illegal migrants continue to cross and where bi-lateral cooperation has been difficult.

“For that reason, Guatemala plans different actions, up until that date, to keep our borders secure, and to stop irregular migration,” he said.

Government delegations from Mexico and Guatemala met at the port of entry on Friday in El Carmen to affirm their commitments to border security, the DCNF observed. Dozens of soldiers from both countries blocked the border entry in a strong show of force.

EXCLUSIVE: Hungarian Foreign Minister Says Ukraine-Russia War Would Not Have Happened Under Trump


By HENRY RODGERS, SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT | October 26, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/26/hungary-foreign-minister-peter-szijjarto-ukraine-russia-war-joe-biden-donald-trump/

Henry Rodgers and Foreign Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó:Daily Caller Obtained
Henry Rodgers and Foreign Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó:Daily Caller Obtained

WASHINGTON, DC – The foreign minister of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, in part, blamed the current war between Ukraine and Russia on President Joe Biden in an exclusive interview Wednesday with the Daily Caller. He argued that if the 2020 election had played out differently, there would be no war.

Szijjártó sat down for an interview with the Caller after speaking at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Ministerial Conference and discussed a variety of different issues affecting the U.S. and Europe, including the war in Ukraine. Throughout the interview, Szijjártó made it clear he believes that if former President Donald Trump and former Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel were still in power, the war would not have started.

“The European economy is suffering. Europe is suffering. That is why the only solution for Europe is peace. But definitely, peace will not come with this behavior. What the U.S. administration has been showing. Why? Because in order to create peace, you would need to talk. You would need to communicate,” Szijjártó said during the interview. “And you know, I am usually under very heavy pressure and criticism of why I still talk to the Russians. But, you know, I mean, you cannot afford not to talk to them when you are almost hundred percent dependent on their energy sources and Russia is a reality in Europe, and Russia will remain a reality in Europe regardless of the outcome of this war.”

He continued:

“So, you know, what we are definitely sure about is that if your presidential election had played out differently in 2020, this war would not have broken out. As much as I can be sure about things that didn’t happen, I am pretty sure that this would have been the case because we are currently, globally speaking, we are currently lacking leaders. President Trump was a real leader. Chancellor Merkel was a real leader. So what I know is that if Chancellor Merkel. And if President Trump had stayed in power, this war, I’m pretty sure, would not have been broken out. So that’s why what we hope is that there will be some American-Russian talks in this regard because don’t be misled. Don’t be misled. This is necessary to create peace. Russian-American talks.

(Henry Rodgers and Foreign Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó: Daily Caller Obtained)

On Monday, a group of 30 Democrats in Congress requested that the Biden administration seek negotiations with Putin. Several have since walked back their support. (RELATED: ‘Easier Dealing With The Taliban’: Hungarian Officials Blast US Over Lack Of Help In Afghanistan Evacuation)

Szijjártó echoed their concerns, however, mentioning the upcoming November G-20 summit in Indonesia, which Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to attend, as an opportunity for the two leaders to talk. The Hungarian minister’s suggestion comes despite claims that U.S. officials are making sure Biden does talk with Putin, per Politico. Biden himself previously told CNN’s Jake Tapper said he will not meet the Russian president except maybe to discuss American Britney Griner, who is serving a 9-year sentence in Russian prison. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Here’s Why Hungary Is Incentivizing Children, Marriage)

“I do hope that those discussions, which are necessary to finish the war, will take place soon. And I don’t want to degrade anyone, but I am pretty certain that these negotiations must take place between the American and the Russian administration,” Szijjártó said. “And, you know, I hope that both of them will behave responsibly because I understand that there will be a G20 meeting. I understand that there is a chance that both of the presidents might be there. And to be honest, I think it would be very, very complicated to explain to the world from both perspectives, why they have not met, if they. If they are on the same place. So, you know, we in Hungary cannot do anything more than just wish, hope, and pray.”

“I want to underline that I really do believe and think that if he had stayed in power, this wouldn’t have broken out,” he added.

As of Oct. 3, the U.S. has spent 52 billion euros in military, financial and humanitarian aid in Ukraine, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Hungary has urged an immediate ceasefire and end to the conflict. (RELATED: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban To Speak At CPAC In Texas)

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Y’all Back In Chains

A.F. BRANCO | on October 26, 2022 | https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-yall-back-in-chains/

Biden warns voters that his disaster will get worse if Republicans win the 2022 election.

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EXCLUSIVE FOR THE DAILY CALLER: Guatemalan President Says Biden Admin Refused to Help Him Deport Illegal Migrants Bound for the US Border


By JENNIE TAER, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | October 25, 2022

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said the Biden administration refused to provide Guatemala with the tools to deport illegal migrants heading to the U.S., in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation from his presidential palace.

Giammattei told the DCNF that he’d requested that the Biden administration move its deportation planes and buses to Guatemala for the country to use in returning illegal migrants to their home countries before they reach the U.S. He said it would save the Biden administration hefty costs of such large migration waves and allow migrants from far away places to go home immediately. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: What Happens To Illegal Migrants After They’ve Been Deported? We Went South Of The Border To Find Out.)

Guatemala hopes to deter such action by working with the Biden administration to deport them as soon as they can.

“Having all of these people in the United States costs the U.S. government millions and millions of dollars. We have suggested that they should keep the airplanes here, so that we ourselves can deport them back to their countries of origin, be it Haiti or be it whatever the country. If they keep their airplanes here, we can send them back. Otherwise, why wait until the people reach U.S. soil to then spend millions and millions of dollars to then send them back?” Giammattei said.

Currently, Guatemala expels non-Central American illegal migrants to Honduras. Several illegal migrants from Afghanistan who were expelled to Honduras recently crossed back into Guatemala and reached Mexico in a matter of days, they told the DCNF.

“We have also stated that we could use the buses to return these people to their countries of origin,” Giammattei said. “And they have told us that they cannot do that because their laws don’t allow it.”

The U.S. has invested a total of over $109 million in programs in Guatemala in 2022.

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala announced that it gave 95 vehicles, including Toyota Hilux vehicles, Hino 5 and 12 ton trucks, Toyota Land Cruisers and Suzuki ATVs to the Guatemalan military to support border security efforts. The donation is meant to support Guatemala’s efforts in combating transnational crime and drug trafficking.

Despite the large amounts of aid for programs that support humanitarian, governance and health needs, as a few examples, Giammattei says there’s been little aid given to actually send illegal migrants back to their countries of origin. The Biden administration has emphasized that while giving aid, it’s working to crack down on corruption in Guatemala.

“We have requested assistance from the United States. And in this sense, we have received very little assistance,” Giammattei said.

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Giammattei also mentioned the United Nations Office of International Migration (OIM or IOM) is aiding in the movement of illegal migrants. The U.S. government partially funds the agency.

“And as far as the IOM, they will take action only when a person becomes a voluntary returnee, they will say, ‘Oh, no, he doesn’t want to go back.’ So they just let them go through. And this is something we cannot allow,” Giammattei said.

The White House, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and IOM didn’t respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment.

‘Nation’s Report Card’ records significant decline in math, reading scores after pandemic closures


By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post Reporter | October 25, 2022

Read more at https://www.christianpost.com/news/nations-report-card-records-decline-in-math-reading-scores.html/

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Student reading and math scores suffered significant declines in the past three years as the nation analyzes the impact the COVID-pandemic had on education, according to The National Assessment of Educational Progress. The congressionally-mandated NAEP, also known as the “nation’s report card,” released Monday suggests dramatic declines in math and reading levels for fourth and eighth graders. Math scores showed the largest drop since NAEP began administering tests in 1990, and reading scores declined in both grade levels since the pandemic. The average reading scores for both grades decreased by three points since 2019, before COVID forced schools to enact remote learning measures. Similarly, the average math scores for fourth and eighth grade declined by five and eight points, respectively. Most states saw scores decline for fourth and eighth-grade math and reading between 2019 and 2022. 

Overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, the study assessed over 400,000 students at over 10,000 schools across the country at the beginning of the year, scoring students on a scale of zero to 500.  U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said the findings in the report are “appalling and unacceptable.”

“This is a moment of truth for education,” he said during a call with reporters Monday. “How we respond to this will determine not only our recovery, but our nation’s standing in the world.”

Peggy Carr, the commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics, said the drop in math was to be expected in light of the nationwide pause to in-person learning during the pandemic.

“We really need the teachers to teach math,” Carr said. “Reading, on the other hand, is something that parents and communities are more comfortable helping students with.”

Nicole Neily, president of the advocacy group Parents Defending Education, believes that the report proves American parents’ concerns about their children’s education during the pandemic correct. 

“American students were the subject of a years-long social experiment that will impact our country’s economy for decades to come,” Neily wrote in a Monday statement shared with The Christian Post.

“It’s time to hold the education bureaucrats, activists, and public health officials who mocked, shamed, and derided families accountable for their decisions — and refuse to cede them any further authority (or funds) going forward.

The group’s director of outreach, Erika Sanzi, agrees with Carr that the academic outcomes for students were “predictable.” 

“We knew prolonged school closures and masking would have catastrophic effects on children,” she stated. “And now we have more evidence that they did.” 

Last month, NAEP released the results of an assessment that found historic declines in reading and math scores for 9-year-old students. The scales used in the evaluation also ranged from zero to 500, with the group testing around 7,400 students from 410 schools from January to March 2020 and 2022. 

“Average scores for age 9 students in 2022 declined 5 points in reading and 7 points in mathematics compared to 2020,” the report stated. This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics.

The assessment noted that declines in math scores differed by race, with black students experiencing a 13-point score decrease compared to a 5-point decrease among white students. According to the report, the score gap between the two races went from 25 points in 2020 to 33 points in 2022. City students, who previously scored 213 on average in reading and 236 in math in 2020, experienced a seven-point decline in 2022. Students in suburban schools, who once scored 225 in reading in 2020, saw their scores decline by 8 points in 2022. Math scores for the same group of students went from 245 in 2020 to 236 in 2022.

Carr said in an August statement that COVID-19 may have “exacerbated” learning challenges already existing, particularly for students already underperforming. 

“There’s been much speculation about how shuttered schools and interrupted learning may have affected students’ opportunities to learn,” Carr wrote. 

“Our own data reveal the pandemic’s toll on education in other ways, including increases in students seeking mental health services, absenteeism, school violence and disruption, cyberbullying, and nationwide teacher and staff shortages.”

study released in July by the National Center for Education Statistics indicates the pandemic may have also impacted student behavior. The agency collected data from 846 participating schools between May 10 and May 24 as part of its School Pulse Panel. According to the study, 87% of public schools reported the pandemic negatively impacted students’ socio-emotional development for the 2021-2022 school year. Eighty-three percent of public schools also agree that the pandemic negatively affected students’ behavioral development. Forty-eight percent reported an increase in disrespect towards teachers and staff, and 56% noted an increase in student misconduct in the classroom. Forty-nine percent saw a rise in rowdiness outside the classroom, and 42% experienced increased use of prohibited electronics in class. 

Samantha Kamman is a reporter for The Christian Post. She can be reached at: samantha.kamman@christianpost.com.

NHS backpedals on transgender treatments for minors, says most children are just going through a ‘phase’


By CANDACE HATHAWAY | October 24, 2022

Read more at https://www.conservativereview.com/nhs-backpedals-on-transgender-treatments-for-minors-says-most-children-are-just-going-through-a-phase-2658498838.html/

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In an astonishing turn of events, the National Health Services of England announced that most children who believe that they are transgender are just going through a “phase,” the Telegraph reported on Sunday. The publicly funded health care provider stated that it would take a more cautious approach when treating minors with gender dysphoria.

Doctors should not encourage children to socially transition, because transitioning is not a “neutral act” and it could have “significant effects” in terms of “psychological functioning,” according to the new NHS report.

The NHS also announced that it would ban prescribing minors puberty blockers “outside of strict clinical trials,” the Telegraph reported. Treatment for those under 18 years old will be heavily restricted.

In July, the NHS stated that it would be closing down the controversial Tavistock Centre, a gender identity clinic for children led by therapists and hormone specialists. Following an independent review, the gender dysphoria clinic received criticism for failing to collect data on puberty blockers and for taking an “unquestioning affirmative approach” to treating children with gender dysphoria.

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Instead, the NHS will open two regional clinics based in specialist children’s hospitals led by medical doctors who are experts “in pediatric medicine, autism, Neurodisability and mental health.” The new clinics will follow guidelines that “reflect evidence that in most cases gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence.” Therefore, the NHS recommended that medical professionals should consider that a child expressing gender dysphoria might only be going through a “transient phase.” Doctors will be encouraged to take “a watchful approach” to monitor how a child’s gender dysphoria develops.

Going forward, the NHS will no longer recommend that medical professionals urge children to change their names or pronouns. Instead, socially transitioning will be recommended only in cases in which the child “is able to fully comprehend the implications of affirming a social transition” and in which a social transition may likely prevent “clinically significant distress.”

“The clinical approach has to be mindful of the risks of an inappropriate gender transition and the difficulties that the child may experience in returning to the original gender role upon entering puberty if the gender incongruence does not persist,” the NHS report stated.

Court Orders New York City To Reinstate Unvaccinated Employees, Give Backpay


By DYLAN HOUSMAN, HEALTHCARE REPORTER | October 25, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/25/ny-state-supreme-court-city-vaccine-mandate-covid-19-coronavirus/

Court Orders New York State To Reinstate Unvaccinated Employees, Give Backpay
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The New York State Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that New York City cannot fire employees for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19, dealing a blow to Democratic Mayor Eric Adams’ pandemic policy. The court ordered the city to reinstate all fired employees and grant them backpay, citing the fact that being vaccinated against COVID-19 does not stop an individual from catching or spreading the virus, and thus being vaccinated does not grant enough community-wide benefit to warrant a mandate. The health commissioner “acted beyond his authority” by issuing an indefinite vaccine mandate rather than a temporary one, according to the court.

Adams said earlier this year his administration would not bring back workers who had been fired due to being unvaccinated. Roughly 1,400 workers were ultimately let go, including a number of firefighters and police officers. Adams came under fire for not allowing an exception to the mandate for those workers after he granted one to celebrities who were competing in sports or putting on performances in the city.

“States of emergency are meant to be temporary,” the court said in its ruling. “The question presented is whether the health commissioner has the authority to enact a permanent condition of employment during a state of emergency.”

The court ultimately found that the commissioner did not have that right. (RELATED: Vaccine Mandate Protests Explode Across New York City, With Some Chanting ‘F*ck Joe Biden’)

Many COVID-19 vaccine mandates were put in place based on the rationale that the vaccines could drastically reduce the chances of a person becoming infected or transmitting the virus if they were infected, so getting vaccinated was not only a benefit to the individual getting the shots, but everyone around them.

However, as more data emerged to indicate that the vaccines are only marginally effective at stopping spread, particularly against newer variants of the virus, that rationale became less convincing. The New York Supreme Court pointed this out in its decision, saying “being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19… the Petitioners should not have been terminated for choosing not to protect themselves.”

Fox News reporter uses facts to call out Biden’s falsehoods on economy — then press sec abruptly stops questioning


By CHRIS ENLOE | October 25, 2022

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Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich on Monday directly called out the Biden administration’s repeated falsehoods about the economy. As election season heated up, President Joe Biden has claimed repeatedly that his policies have resulted in record deficit reduction and a record number of jobs created. But the truth is that deficit reduction and job creation are a result of the economy returning to pre-pandemic normalcy.

Regarding deficit reduction, the CBO has explained:

CBO projects that the federal budget deficit will shrink to $1.0 trillion in 2022 (it was $2.8 trillion last year) and that the annual shortfall would average $1.6 trillion from 2023 to 2032. The deficit continues to decrease as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) next year as spending related to the coronavirus pandemic wanes …

Meanwhile, despite Biden’s claim that he has created 10 million jobs, that job growth is related to people returning to the workforce. Those are not newly created jobs. In fact, as of the latest jobs report, there are only 514,000 more jobs today than in February 2020 before the pandemic.

After pointing out the facts — that Biden has neither lowered the deficit nor created millions of jobs — Heinrich asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre why Americans should take Biden seriously.

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“How are people supposed to take this kind of messaging, on their most important issue, seriously when some of this feels like smoke and mirrors?” she asked.

Jean-Pierre, however, did not answer Heinrich’s question, but instead stumped for Biden and Democrats. She claimed the American Rescue Plan (which economists agree overheated the economy) “put us in a place where the economy turned back on” and attacked Republicans for opposing Biden’s inflationary agenda. Jean-Pierre even claimed, despite the CBO’s own explanation, that Biden’s policies are responsible for deficit reduction.

“None of his programs have actually reduced the deficit,” Heinrich fact-checked. “It just happened on its own.”

Oddly, Jean-Pierre repeated her claims, though she cited zero evidence, and then attacked Republicans for passing tax reform five years ago.

“What is one thing [Biden] did that reduced the deficit?” Heinrich pressed.

And with that, Jean-Pierre abruptly shut down Heinrich’s questioning and moved on to the next reporter.

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‘I hope you f***ing die!’ Penn State rioters resort to violence, even spitting to intimidate right-wing speakers, prompting school to cancel comedy event


By CORTNEY WEIL | October 25, 2022

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Right-leaning comedians Alex Stein, a BlazeTV contributor, and Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, were recently invited to Penn State University to speak at an event billed as a “provocative comedy night” on campus. However, the event was canceled before it ever really began when hundreds of angry protesters quickly resorted to violence to prevent Stein and McInnes from speaking.

On Monday, Stein and McInnes arrived in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania, to appear at the event arranged by a PSU student group and sponsored by Uncensored America, a “non-partisan organization dedicated to fighting for freedom of speech,” according to its website.

However, a mob of angry protesters awaited their appearance and immediately began hurling invectives, insults, and, in one case, even projectile saliva to prevent the event from proceeding.

Ever the provocateur, Stein entered the heated fray and began mocking and insulting protesters to their faces, a move that prompted even more hostility.

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When Stein zeroed in on one particular female protester, she lashed out harshly.

“I f***ing hate you!” the unnamed woman repeated as she gave him the middle finger. “I hope you f***ing die!”

When Stein then filmed himself with her and insisted he “loved” her because she was “a very nice woman,” she responded by spitting substantively on his suit jacket.

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Stein himself tweeted another video of the incident. The spitting moment occurs at about the 1:40 mark:

Police on horseback attempted to quell the unrest but were ultimately unsuccessful. People began using pepper spray on one another and at police, prompting the school to cancel the event.

Both the school and the university president issued statements that condemned Stein and McInnes for “hateful” and “abhorrent” opinions, but that also lamented that student protests had devolved into violence.

“From the start, Penn State’s administration firmly denounced the two speakers,” university president Neeli Bendapudi reminded students in her statement.

However, Bendapudi continued, PSU administrators also “support the fundamental constitutional right of free speech and free expression of all members of our community.”

She then blamed both sides — Stein and McInnes for contributing “to the very violence that compromised their ability to speak,” the rioters for restricting “speech by escalating protest to violence” — and then expressed gratitude that no one had been seriously hurt.

In its statement to cancel the event, the school reiterated many of Bendapudi’s sentiments.

“The University has been clear that the views and speech of the two speakers at tonight’s student-organization-hosted event are abhorrent and do not align with the values of Penn State. We have encouraged peaceful protest, and, while protest is an acceptable means of expression, it becomes unacceptable when it obstructs the basic exchange of ideas. Such obstruction is a form of censorship, no matter who initiates it or for what reasons. The University expects that people engaging in expressive activity will demonstrate civility, concern for the safety of persons and property, respect for University activities and for those who may disagree with their message, and will comply with University rules.

“The climate in our nation has been polarized for quite some time. On campuses across the country, violence is proliferating, and individuals are being intimidated and even harmed. This must stop.”

THEY REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE THAT STUPID!

The event was scheduled to begin by 8 p.m. but had been formally canceled by 7:15. It is unclear whether there had been any arrests or whether any of the students will face repercussions from the school for participating in the disturbance.

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DOD Is Forging a Woke K-12 Army with Race and Sex Indoctrination in Military Schools


BY: AMY HAYWOOD | OCTOBER 24, 2022

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The Pentagon’s investigation into the U.S. military in 2021 found about 100 individuals engaged in extremist activities out of a force of 2 million. It appears investigators were looking in the wrong place. The search for extremists might have yielded better results had they examined the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), the government agency that administers K-12 education to the children of military personnel.

The Claremont Institute’s recently released report “Grooming Future Revolutionaries” describes shocking indoctrination taking place at overseas schools. It is a must-read, especially for military parents of the nearly 70,000 children in these schools.

I am a military spouse and the mother of a former DODEA student. The particular teacher training that was the focus of Claremont’s report is the reason, in part, why I lost all trust in the system.

In May 2021, I saw that DODEA would be holding an “Equity and Access Summit” for teachers and administrators. Knowing that “equity” means different things to different people, I wanted to get a sense of what it meant at DODEA. When I managed to gain access to the recordings, I was absolutely floored by what I saw and heard.

As the Claremont report shows, the summit featured hours of teacher training steeped in critical race and gender identity theories.

Claremont released a video of summit clips in which a principal talks about a student who felt like he’d done something wrong because he’s a “young, white male.” The teacher said she didn’t know what to tell him — but she seemed pleased with the breakthrough. Perhaps she was just following the lead of DODEA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) chief Kelisa Wing, who is currently under investigation by DOD for a history of disparaging comments toward white people.

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The report also highlights literature teacher Gregory DeJardin’s presentation called “Combating 1- Sided Narratives (Decolonize the Curriculum).” DeJardin insists teachers become social activists and interviewed several students in his class at Vicenza High School in Italy about their difficulties with “majority culture.” It was painfully apparent in their answers that they were parroting his dogma, as one student said: “[School] is getting better about being more diverse and not taking a very normative perspective but there are definitely issues and I feel like it is still incredibly skewed to the white, male, heterosexual and Protestant gaze.”

Betty Roberts, an educator at Robinson Barracks Elementary School in Germany, talked about critical literacy. She wants her students to look deeply into textbook versions of events to find hidden biases. She asks her students questions like: “Is the American Revolution still being fought today?” She presses further and asks if the American Revolution was just a “transition from one group of rich white men to another group of rich white men.” Roberts goes on to express her gratefulness to the teachers’ union for its training on white fragility because she recognized her need for cultural humility.

Normalizing Transgenderism

Aside from the relentless instruction on anti-racism and white privilege, a clear effort was underway to normalize transgender identities and the notion of a gender spectrum. Genevieve Chavez and Lindsey Bagnaschi, presenters of “Ally 101 — Creating an Inclusive Classroom for LGBTQ+ Students,” talked about gender transitions they have facilitated for students at their schools in Spain and Germany, respectively — sometimes without parental knowledge or consent.

And many LGBT educators apparently belong to a system-wide resource-sharing group on Schoology curated by a DODEA educator. Chavez recommends resources from the group such as “Teaching with Mx. T” and “Teaching Outside the Binary.” But there is another similar group that’s passcode protected — and it’s for students. Teachers can add students to their own LGBT chat rooms in Schoology, and parents are not invited.

If teachers run out of content from people like “Mx. T,” they can use Discovery Education, which many recommended during the summit. One of the programs is “Speak Truth to Power.” This program offers lesson plans that are “flexible, standards-aligned digital resources, designed to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of human rights defenders.” Sounds good, doesn’t it — until you see that transgender activist Jazz Jennings is one of those human rights defenders. But Discovery Education is password-protected, with one portal for students and another for teachers, so we really have no idea what’s being promoted to our children via third-party content creators who can update information in real-time.  

Congress Needs to Do More

Our children deserve to learn in an environment free from divisive ideologies, and thankfully, DODEA’s activism has not gone unnoticed by Congress. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., wrote a letter to DOD asking why teachers are being trained to secretly transition” children at overseas schools. After a year, she still had not received an answer. She also introduced H.R. 4764, the No CRT for our Military Kids Act.

In the Senate, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2023 to prevent DODEA schools from hiding important medical information from parents — but it was voted down.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduced a Servicemember Parents Bill of Rights amendment to the NDAA to provide for more transparency and accountability in DODEA schools. It was adopted in committee with bipartisan support by a vote of 39-19 and is in the House-passed NDAA.

But Congress needs to do much more to ensure the safety of our military children and also that of any DODEA educator who is being intimidated into conformity. It will likely take years to sort out the mess at DODEA, so in the meantime, Congress could consider extending the military’s Non-DOD Schools Program to all students instead of only to those who are not in close proximity to a DODEA school.

Whatever the case, it looks like an extremist stand down is in order for DODEA, and it just might net more than the .005 percent found among our uniformed force.


Amy Haywood is a former senior legislative assistant for a U.S. House representative and an educator with years of experience working in a research-based program to help third culture kids adjust to life overseas. She holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Moms for Liberty Uncovers “How to” Sex Manual Previously on 7th Grade “Book Tasting” List in Charlotte, NC. – Book Also Appeared in a Massachusetts School…**Warning: Graphic**


By Brian Lupo | Published October 24, 2022

Read more at https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/moms-liberty-uncovers-sex-manual-previously-7th-grade-book-tasting-list-charlotte-nc-book-also-appeared-massachusetts-school-warning-graphic/

Last week, The Gateway Pundit published a story about a man dressed in drag talking about his “p*ssy sweet…good enough to eat” at an *all ages* event.  There was a young child seen directly over his shoulder as he lifted his skirt, revealing himself to the crowd as they waved dollar bills.  How is that not child abuse?  One could argue “well, you don’t have to bring your child…it’s a private venue!”  But now this (notice the man in the crowd who plugs his ears during this explicit reading.  He was reportedly there for the renaming of a school but seems to have found this too embarrassing to listen to):

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“This Book is Gay” by Juno Dawson was found in a 7th grade middle school classroom at Collinswood Learning Academy, according to a parent during public comment at a local school board meeting earlier in October from a member of an organization called Moms For Liberty.

The concerned parent also stated that it is on the ELA recommended reading list for 7th graders at JM Robinson Middle School.  It was actually found on a “book tasting” list in September of 2020 and labeled as “PG-13”.

The parent goes on to describe some of the writing in the book.

*WARNING* This is graphic.

From Chapter 9 “The ins and outs of gay sex” (page 201, part 1 “boy on boy sex”):

“Perhaps the most important skill you will master as a gay or bi man is a timeless classic: the handjob.  Good news is you can practice it on yourself.  The bad news is each guy has become very used to his own way of getting himself off.  Learning how to find a partner’s personal style can take ages.  But it can be very rewarding when you do.  Something they don’t teach you in school, in order to be able to cum at all, you or your partner may need to finish off with a handy.  A lot of people find it hard to cum through other types of sex.  That is fine and certainly not something you have to apologize for.  A good handy is all about the wrist action.  Rub the head of his cock back and forth with your hand.  Try different speeds and pressures until he responds positively.  A bad “handy” is grasping a penis and shaking it like a ketchup bottle.  Finally, my misunderstanding about rubbing two peens together wasn’t far off the mark.  Rubbing them together in one hand feels awesome.  “Mega combo handy”.  Trademark pending.”

The concerned parent then goes on to claim that this is the reason 92% of CMS graduates aren’t college or career ready is because they are teaching this type of filth instead of how to add and subtract.  Shockingly, as her time closes out, she says that this book was “brought into the classroom without intent of allowing children access”.  This begs the question why is it in the classroom in the first place, private or public?  If a teacher had a Playboy or Penthouse in their desk and a student saw it, would that teacher be held accountable?  And why was it once recommended as a “book tasting” in 2020?

Lastly, when the parent is cut off despite them shorting her about 15 seconds of her time while she allowed parents with children in the room to leave, as a responsible adult should do (unlike this drag queen who allowed a toddler to rub his genitals publicly), she finishes off her speech by stating “We will vote you out November 8th”.  The Board Chairwoman brazenly responds with “I’m not on the ballot November 8th.”  I’ve been watching a lot of public comment over the last several years from across the country and I have never seen a public official lose their bearing quite like this and respond in such a smug way to a concerned citizen.

The member who responded is confirmed as Elyse Dashew.  According to the Mecklenberg Board of Education website, she was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.  She is on the ballot again in 2023.

I reached out to Moms for Liberty for comment and asked what their reaction would be if this was heterosexual in nature.  They responded:

“It doesn’t matter.  Manuals for sex don’t belong in classrooms.  I would have as much of a problem with the Kama Sutra being found in a classroom.”

Moms for Liberty Chapter Chair Brooke Weiss will be joining my podcast tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30pm EST to talk about this and much more!  Their organization also has a solid plan to arm parents to combat this type of grooming.

The book, which ironically was also found in a Newburyport, Massachusetts school, has explicit instructions on how to create a sex app profile on how to chat with and meet up with local homosexuals.

Through Open Records Request submitted by Moms for Liberty, it was disclosed the principal of the school sent out an email to 7th grade parents concerning the book:

The email claims this book is kept in an “off limits” section of the classroom, however, this does not indicate whether or not it is visible to the children so they may inquire with the teacher to spark a conversation or even perhaps check it out of another library on their own.  Furthermore, the email does not disclose why the person responsible for moving it from the personal library and into the “in-classroom student library” did so and whether or not they’ve been investigated and reprimanded.  This seems to be, at the very least, grooming 7th grade children to wildly inappropriate sexualization and simultaneously giving them step by step instructions on how to partake in this themselves through the above “dating app.”

Moms for Liberty also obtained through Open Records that the book was in fact assigned as a “book tasting” assignment by a teacher no longer with CMS back in September of 2020, as mentioned above.  The official responding goes on to apologize for this and assures parents this book has been erased from CMS schools.  The problem is there are others, as The Gateway Pundit reported about Gender Queer being found in Michigan schools (among many others, including Orange Co, FL), where AG Dana Nessel has stated she wants a “drag queen for every classroom”.

And without the diligent research done by parents, it seems to go under the radar.  This is probably because teachers are encouraging students who join “gay and transgender clubs” in schools not to tell their parents about the clubs, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

It is clear that there are, at the very least, factions of people embedded in our public schools that want this “grooming” of children and they seem to have the support of the Mockingbird Media, who rarely, if ever, report on these disturbing, borderline criminal, findings.  Whether it was the Mockingbird Media mislabeling HB 1557 as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill”, which I refer to as the “Don’t Say Straight Bill” since it doesn’t mention heterosexuality either, or the Gender Queer book found in Michigan schools as mentioned above, or a field trip in Broward County, Florida to a gay bar for 10 year-olds.  I wonder if the bar, Rosie’s, took down their signage:

Thankfully, there are organizations like Moms for Liberty who are combing through our public schools to help ensure our children are not learning about sexual indoctrination, regardless of the sexual preference, or being taught about critical race theory, which teaches children that blacks and other minorities are inferior to whites and therefore need special consideration to ensure they have equal opportunity.

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Stacey Abrams’ ‘Voting Rights’ Group Shelled Out Millions to Law Firm Run by Her Campaign Chair


By LAUREL DUGGAN, SOCIAL ISSUES AND CULTURE REPORTER | October 24, 2022

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Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group started by Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, paid $9.4 million to a law firm at which her campaign chairwoman serves as a partner. The group paid about $25 million in legal fees over two years, mostly on a single case which they eventually lost, and the law firm Lawrence & Bundy received the largest amount from 2019-2020 among a handful of attorneys, Politico first reported, citing tax filings. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, a partner at the firm, chaired Abrams’ 2018 campaign and her current campaign for Georgia governor and is a close friend of hers.

“It is a very clear conflict of interest because with that kind of close link to the litigation and her friend that provides an opportunity where the friend gets particularly enriched from this litigation … The outcome of that litigation can directly affect her campaign itself,” Craig Holman, a lobbyist at the nonpartisan consumer advocacy group Public Citizen who focuses on ethics and campaign finance, told Politico.

Lawrence-Hardy’s firm was the lead counsel in Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger, the lawsuit that used up the largest portion of Fair Fight’s $25 million in legal spending in 2019 and 2020, according to Politico. The case challenged various voting-related issues including long poll lines and the training of poll workers, but a judge narrowed their case and eventually ruled that the practices in question didn’t violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. (RELATED: VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Who Denies Election Results?)

“Although Georgia’s election system is not perfect, the challenged practices violate neither the constitution nor the [Voting Rights Act],” Federal District Court Judge Steve C. Jones wrote.

Abrams’ campaign denied that the lawsuit had the potential to boost her campaign.

“What is the boon to the campaign?” Nina Smith, a senior adviser to the Abrams campaign, told Politico. “We reject that premise. Ideally the remedies sought in this case would currently be in place and voters in Georgia would not have their government working against their right to vote. That benefits democracy.”

Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race to Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, refused to concede and claimed the election was illegitimate.

Fair Fight Action, Abrams and Lawrence & Bundy did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Biden interviewed by ‘Days of Girlhood’ trans activist Dylan Mulvaney in Oval Office, president pledges support for ‘gender-affirming care’ for children


By PAUL SACCA | October 23, 2022

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President Joe Biden welcomed six progressive activists to the White House for the Now This News presidential forum. The woke news website forum featured Democrat-friendly topics such as gun legislation, abortion access, the “climate crisis,” criminal legal reform, economic instability, and trans rights. One of the interviewers was trans activist Dylan Mulvaney. Mulvaney – a biological male – begins the interview by saying, “Mr. president, this is my 221st day of publicly transitioning.” Biden – a self-proclaimed Catholic – responded, “God love you.”

Mulvaney – who lives in Los Angeles, California – responded, “I am extremely privileged to live in a state that allows me access to the resources I need, and that decision is just between me and my doctors, but many states have lawmakers that feel like they can involve themselves in this very personal process. Do you think states should have a right to ban gender-affirming health care?”

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Biden replied, “I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that as a moral question. As legal question, I just think it’s wrong.”

“You know, I think I was saying before we started that, my son, my deceased son used to be the attorney general state of Delaware,” Biden continued. “He passed the most the broadest piece of legislation.”

Biden claimed that his late son Beau Biden was able to convince others to enact legislation that dealt with “gender-affirming capability.”

Biden declared, “So I feel very, very strongly that that you should have every single solitary right including, including use of your gender identity bathrooms, but public.”

Mulvaney responded, “And it feels like Republicans have turned trans and non-binary people into this thing to blame society’s downfall on in some ways. And this narrative is not only dangerous to our mental health, but also our physical safety, and particularly trans women of color are being murdered at an alarming rate.”

Mulvaney asked, “How can Democratic leaders be more effective in advocating for us trans people in our families in our lives and our opportunities?”

Biden responded, “I’m not being facetious when I say this but being seen with people like you. I mean, I genuinely mean it.”

“People fear what they don’t know,” he continued. “They fear what they don’t know.”

Biden claimed that some states are participating in politics that are “outrageous” and “immoral.”

In June, Biden recommended that American children as young as 6-months-old should get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Focus group stuns CBS News host with bipartisan agreement on nearly every issue: ‘None of you are very optimistic’


By CHRIS ENLOE | October 24, 2022

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Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” was shocked Sunday that a bipartisan focus group agreed woke policies are bad news for children. In fact, the focus group essentially agreed with one another on every issue.

When Brennan asked the group for their biggest concern about raising children in America, they agreed it is far-left woke culture.

“All these elementary schools and middle schools having woke culture pushed on them from the LGBT+ community for sexual identity and gender. We should be pushing the actual school studies — math, social studies, science — not gender studies or sexual identification,” John, a Republican, said.

Lashawn, a Democrat with eight children, agreed.

“I can also agree with some of his points. I really will say sex education — I feel like some things, you know, are brought to the children’s attention they wouldn’t even think about,” Lashawn said. “The children, they’re really influenced. You can teach them one thing at home, but when they go to school, they’re just as much influenced by their teachers and their surroundings. And we should have more input — the parents — of what we want them to learn.”

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“I agree,” Stephanie, an independent voter, responded.

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The group also raised concern over various other issues, especially the economy.

Stephanie described the state of the economy as “scary,” Lashawn called it “unstable,” and John condemned it as “horrible.”

“You have to just adjust. It’s not just the, you know, heating, the cost of living, the electricity, everything is just— it’s just really hard,” Lashawn said of high inflation and economic woes.

The panel also said crime, immigration, and the impacts of COVID lockdown policies are among their top concerns. Their feelings, in fact, confirm what polls show: The majority of Americans are not worried about abortion rights, but about the economy, crime, and immigration — issues that affect everyday life.

The moderator expressed shock over the group’s agreement despite their ideological differences.

“Often when we do these focus groups, we have people from different party affiliations disagreeing with each other,” Brennan said.

“But I’m hearing all of you echo a lot of the same concerns and agreeing with each other,” she observed. “None of you are very optimistic about the country right now.”

Georgia election official has blunt question for Stacey Abrams, Biden over record early voter turnout


By CHRIS ENLOE | October 24, 2022

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Georgia election officials would like an apology from politicians — like President Joe Biden and Democrat Stacey Abrams — who claimed an election integrity law ushered in modern-day Jim Crow.

After Georgia passed the Election Integrity Act of 2021, Democrats claimed the law restricts voting rights and discriminates against minority voters.

“This is Jim Crow in the 21st Century. It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act,” Biden said last March.

Abrams, on the other hand, called the law “racist” and described it as “a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie.” She also claimed the law was passed because “more people of color voted, and it changed the outcome of elections in a direction that Republicans do not like.”

Gabriel Sterling, COO for the Georgia secretary of state, says Democratic politicians owe Georgians an apology. That is because Georgia voters have smashed early voter turnout records in the Peach State. By Sunday morning, 740,615 voters had voted in person. Through the same time period in the previous midterm election, just 428,413 voters had turned out to vote early.

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In fact, between in-person and absentee ballots, nearly 817,000 Georgians have already cast their 2022 votes. That number continued to balloon on Sunday.

“How many turnout records do we have to break before Stacey Abrams and President Biden apologize to Georgia?” Sterling said in a statement to Fox News.

Meanwhile, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) explained, “We’re on track to break records in terms of voter turnout in every category.”

According to those who oppose Georgia’s election integrity law, record voter turnout does not prove the law does not restrict voting access.

“High turnout is not synonymous to voter access—rather the power of organizing and the urgency of voters to remove Brian Kemp and his allies’ far-right extremism from their communities,” Jaylen Black, press secretary for Abrams’ campaign, told Fox News.

Indeed, some in the media are already running with that narrative: that Georgia’s law is about restricting voting access, but Democrats have negated its impacts through voter mobilization.

“The early results in Georgia are consistent with the outcomes of other voting restrictions. Evidence suggests voter suppression has little effect on turnout, because Democrats mobilize in response to restrictions, canceling out much or all of the suppressive effect,” wrote Jonathan Chait in New York magazine.

Theories aside, if Georgia voters continue showing up en masse like they did during the first week of early voting, liberals will no longer be able to claim in good faith that Georgia voters have been restricted from voting.

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‘The Left Is Out For Blood’: Biden’s DOJ ‘Weaponizing’ Law To Arrest ‘Political Enemies,’ Former Official Says


By DIANA GLEBOVA, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT | October 21, 2022

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2022/10/21/biden-department-justice-face-act-pro-life-activists/

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The Biden administration is “weaponizing” the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to go after pro-life activists, an attorney who served under George W. Bush and Barack Obama told the Daily Caller.

“The left is out for blood, and Biden’s base is demanding prosecutions and the DOJ is providing them,” said Roger Severino, who served as an attorney at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division, the same division that enforces the FACE Act. (RELATED: DOJ Charges 11 Pro-Life Activists For Blocking Abortion Clinic, Threatens Massive Prison Sentences)

The Biden administration has charged at least 16 pro-life activists with a maximum of 11 years in prison for alleged violations of the act, which prohibits obstructing people seeking reproduction services. Pro-life activist Mark Houck allegedly pushed an abortion escort to the ground after a verbal confrontation. FBI agents swarmed Houck’s house and took him away at gunpoint months after the initial charges against him were dropped.

The DOJ charged the other 15 pro-lifers with allegedly obstructing entrances of abortion clinics and they face a maximum of 11 years in prison, when, under the law, first time violators of the FACE Act usually face a maximum of six months(RELATED: Biden DOJ Trying To ‘Intimidate People Of Faith,’ Says Lawyer For Pro-Life Activist Arrested By FBI)

Past administrations have issued multi-year prison sentences for violations of the FACE Act in cases of a fatal shootingdeath threats, and damaging an abortion clinic with a Molotov cocktail, while people obstructing entrances to abortion clinics faced monetary fines and restraining orders.

Houck is being charged with the decade-long version of the FACE Act violation because the abortion escort “scraped his arm,” his attorney Peter Breen told the Daily Caller. “The charges shouldn’t apply at all, but even if they did, he’s being overcharged.”

“It’s outrageous that you would take a six-month misdemeanor … and turn it into a 10-year federal felony,” Breen added.

One of the other pro-lifers facing over a decade in prison, Paul Vaughn, never blocked the door of an abortion clinic, but was standing nearby, Breen claimed.

Severino, who served under both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2008 to 2015, said he’s “never heard of a charge being so excessive” as the 11-year maximum prison sentence and $350,000 fine put forth by the current administration for allegedly obstructing abortion clinic doors.

“This is law enforcement run amok. The FACE Act had always been enforced very rarely, because the pro-life movement is a movement of peace,” Severino said. “All of a sudden, they are inventing cases and doing sham prosecutions in an election year for purely political purposes to go after their political enemies.”

The DOJ did not respond to an inquiry from the Daily Caller asking if they have comment on whether the Biden administration has used the FACE Act more excessively than previous administrations.

The FACE Act also protects houses of worship and pro-life pregnancy centers, both of which have been firebombed across the country after the Dobbs decision. Thirty-three churches and 54 pregnancy centers have been attacked, according to the Catholic News Service. The DOJ has not prosecuted any cases of destruction against pro-life centers, Severino stressed. (RELATED: Pro-Life Groups Sound The Alarm Over Repeated Attacks, Call Out FBI, DOJ For Not Doing Enough)

Attack at Loreto House in Denton, Texas. Photo courtesy of Randy Bollig

The effort to arrest pro-lifers is specifically being pushed before the midterms, Department of Homeland Security official under the Trump administration, Ken Cuccinelli, told the Daily Caller.

“This has nothing to do with public safety. This is political virtue signaling to the radical-left base that has control of this administration,” Cuccinelli said.

“I think it will thoroughly backfire on them. I can’t think of a way they’ll get one more vote because they arrest these people, but I guarantee you, a lot [more] pro-lifers will stay home than might have for the midterm election,” he added.

‘They want parents indoctrinated’: Several woke NYC private schools require parents to take ‘anti-racism’ training, sign pledges — or else


By CANDACE HATHAWAY | October 22, 2022

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Several New York City private schools mandate woke training for parents — and some parents said if they refuse to participate in the controversial programs, their children will not be admitted to the schools.

The New York Post reported that at least five elite private schools in the city require parents to attend training in “anti-racism” and “diversity, equity and inclusion.”

One of the academies accused of pushing controversial theories is Brearley School, an all-girls private school in Manhattan. The student application states that “parents are expected to attend two diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA) workshops per school year.”

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Parents are also expected to write 500-word essays swearing their allegiance to those values, and should their child be accepted into the elite school, parents must sign an oath pledging their support of those values.

“We expect teachers, staff members, students and parents to participate in anti-racist training and to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions. These actions include identifying and eliminating policies, practices and beliefs that uphold racial inequality in our community,” the pledge reads.

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Andrew Gutmann, whose daughter had been enrolled at the school, wrote a public letter criticizing the private school for pushing critical race theory.

“They want parents indoctrinated the same way they want their kids,” he stated.

Chapin School held an “optional” panel earlier this month for prospective parents to discuss the academy’s “ongoing commitment to equity & inclusion, including our newest community-wide initiatives.”

According to one mother, the panel discussion was anything but optional.

“They take attendance, they have name tags, there is someone from the admissions office to keep track of who goes and who doesn’t,” the mom told the Post. “If you don’t go, your child is not going to go very far in the admission process.”

Another mother stated that she was “talked to” by school officials after her son said boys are physically more capable at sports than girls. The mom said she was told her child “had to better understand the values of inclusion at the school, and I had to familiarize myself with the values of inclusion at the school and be clear with my child as to what they were so he arrived at school prepared.”

In 2020, Grace Church High School required students to sign an oath promising to stand against “racial propaganda” and to “interrupt biases.” “Respect for differing viewpoints is a fundamental commitment of the school,” a Grace spokesman said. The school added that it no longer requires children to sign the pledge.

Spence School, another all-girls school in New York City, “invited” parents to participate in a “Courageous Conversation equity workshop” hosted by a DEI consulting firm. “The opportunity to participate in the DEI program offered by PEG is strictly voluntary for parents,” a Spence spokesperson said. “These programs do not involve students.”

Horace Mann School, a college-preparatory institution, hosted a “family learning session” during which parents watched a presentation praising Robin DiAngelo, author of the book “White Fragility.”

“The workshop was designed to educate parents about what they were hearing not only in the news at the time but from their children. It was completely voluntary and if a parent rejected this instruction or the content, their children would be welcome at Horace Mann,” a spokesperson for the school told the Post.

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Chest reconstruction surgeries on trans-identified youth increase nearly 400% in 3 years: report


By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter

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A new report suggests that chest reconstruction surgeries performed on adolescents with gender dysphoria increased nearly 400% from 2016 to 2019 as concerns about the ethics and consequences of medical interventions for trans-identified youth persist. 

The Journal of the American Medical Association released the report Monday examining the frequency of gender transition surgeries involving the human chest among adolescents in the United States. The report, authored by Rishub Karan Das, Dr. Galen Perdikis and Dr. Salam Al Kassis of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, analyzed data from the Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample on youth with gender dysphoria who underwent “top” surgeries between 2016 and 2019.

The research analyzed the incidence of both masculinizing and feminizing chest reconstruction surgery. Masculinizing chest surgeries involve the removal of the breasts, while feminizing chest surgeries involve the augmentation of breast tissue designed to make the organs more visible in biological males who identify as females. 

The report found that the number of chest reconstruction surgeries performed on minors increased from about 100 in 2016 to 489 in 2019, a 389% increase in three years. The number of chest reconstruction surgeries has steadily increased over the years, surpassing 200 in 2017 and eclipsing 300 in 2018. The study analyzed a weighted estimate of 1,130 operations performed. According to the research, masculinizing chest surgeries accounted for the overwhelming majority of chest reconstruction surgeries in the three-year period. Feminizing chest surgeries comprised just 1.4% of the total. 

While the majority of children who had the surgeries were 17 years old, about 5.5% were under 14. The median age for recipients of the surgeries was 16 years old. 

The research did not provide statistics about “bottom” surgeries among minors, which involve the removal of the sex organs that correspond with the patient’s biological sex and/or creating artificial sex organs that match their stated gender identity.

Many children’s hospitals, including the one at Vanderbilt University, have come under fire for performing life-altering procedures on children. Vanderbilt announced that it will halt those surgeries following backlash to reporting indicating that the hospital offered them. 

While the authors contend that “gender-affirming surgery may improve the functioning and mental health” of teens with gender dysphoria, other medical organizations remain skeptical about the benefits of gender transition procedures. 

The American College of Pediatricians, which describes itself as a “national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children,” warns about the long-term and short-term impacts of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, which are commonly prescribed to youth with gender dysphoria. The organization identified the side effects of puberty blockers as “osteoporosis, mood disorders, seizures, cognitive impairment and when combined with cross-sex hormones, sterility.” Additionally, the medical organization states that cross-sex hormones come with “an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, blood clots and cancers across their lifespan.” 

Concerns about the negative consequences of surgical interventions for trans-identified children have prompted several states to outlaw the performance of such procedures on minors. AlabamaArizona and Arkansas have passed laws to that effect while the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have classified gender transition surgeries on minors as a form of child abuse. 

Critics contend that the gender-transition procedures offer a permanent solution to what might be a temporary problem for many adolescents suffering from gender dysphoria. Detransitioners, those who formerly struggled with gender dysphoria and have since come to regret the gender transitions they underwent, have become increasingly outspoken about sharing their stories. 

Last week, Chloe Cole, an 18-year-old who underwent a double mastectomy at 15, discussed the regret of having her breasts removed when calling into a Conejos Valley Unified School District board meeting in Ventura County, California.

“Very quickly, I was given what I wanted, but it was far from what I needed. Two years later, I was still suffering from major complications,” she explained. 

Cole suggested that as a minor, she lacked the maturity to understand the ramifications of her life-altering decisions.

“I will not be able to breastfeed any children I have in the future, and my sexuality has permanently been affected because I was allowed to make adult decisions starting at 13 and then again at 15,” she said.

Cole characterized her experience as an example of “what happens when we treat children like adults and expect them to have the mental faculties for proper long-term decision-making.”

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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