May 15, 2023

Monday: Below the Fold

Biden’s “gun violence” op-ed, Sanders’s hypocritical jackpot, migrant teen dies in U.S. custody, and more.


  • Biden’s lying “gun violence” op-ed: Joe Biden really hates the Second Amendment, even as he feigns concern for it. In a new op-ed for USA Today, Biden’s ghost writer explained how he’s doing everything he can to restrict guns, while insisting “Congress must do more.” He boasted about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, “the most significant gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years,” but it’s never enough for progressives. Biden did what he always does and played numbers games. On the one hand, he talks about a mass murder and then says there were “650 mass shootings” in the ensuing year. Not the same thing. He talks about the evils of AR-15s and says there were “well over 40,000 deaths due to gun violence” in a year. Most of those deaths were suicides, and the vast majority of the rest weren’t due to rifles of any type. Never mind the facts, Jack. Joe has a story to tell.

  • Capitalist Senator Sanders: Bernie Sanders is a fan of socialism, so much so that he even wrote a book about the evils of capitalism. But darn it if he didn’t double his already substantial capitalist income with his anti-capitalist screed. It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism earned Sanders about $170,000 in 2022, which is just shy of the $174,000 he earns as a senator. His total take from the book so far is about $340,000. Amusingly enough, Sanders is a piker compared to his socialist buddy Elizabeth Warren, who raked in nearly $450,000 from book royalties in 2022.

  • Migrant teen dies in U.S. custody: “Over the last year, six children have tragically died in U.S. custody at the border. It’s unacceptable,” Joe Biden said in 2019. “It’s not who we are. And silence is complicity.” Back then, he was just running for president. Now that he holds the post he was critiquing in 2019, he’s singing a different tune. Or not singing, as the case may be. A 17-year-old Honduran migrant died in U.S. custody last week amidst a massive surge in illegal border crossings. “We are certainly aware of the tragic loss,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, “and our hearts go out to the family.” Biden didn’t comment at all, and Jean-Pierre failed to note that more than 800 migrants died attempting to cross Biden’s open border in fiscal year 2022. That isn’t a mere statistic. Those were lives lost often to exploitation in the humanitarian crisis Biden created.


  • Afghan national on FBI terror list nabbed trying to cross border with migrants (NY Post)

  • Texas drops another busload of migrants at Kamala Harris’s DC home (National Review)

  • Biden admin, New York officials slammed after homeless veterans booted from migrant hotels (Fox News)

  • Biden says “white supremacy” most dangerous threat to U.S. in commencement speech at historically black college (Daily Wire)

  • Comer suggests Obama knew of Biden family’s foreign deals but chose to ignore it (Townhall)

  • Credit card debt set to hit $1 trillion as chronic inflation crushes Americans (Fox Business)

  • Odds of economic recession highest in 40 years (RedState)

  • Nashville school shooter’s unredacted manifesto under review by judge, pending release (PM)

  • Newsom’s office now says he’s open to reparations payouts, media “sensationalized” previous remarks (Daily Wire)

  • WaPo accidentally admits “Zuckbucks” were used to turn out likely-Democrat voters in 2020 (The Federalist)

  • North Carolina governor vetoes 12-week abortion ban, setting up override battle (National Review)

  • Online fund raises nearly $2 million for Daniel Penny’s legal defense in subway case (The Hill)

  • Faith in God or “higher power” on the rise among young Americans in wake of COVID pandemic (Fox News)

  • Turkey appears set for runoff election as Erdoğan falls short (National Review)

  • Policy: How to build a mental health system that saves people like Jordan Neely (NY Post)

  • Humor: Biden says $10 million payment from Romania to his cat is totally legitimate (Babylon Bee)

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