Mid-Day Digest

Jul. 7, 2020

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COVID-19: Wishing for the Worst

Douglas Andrews

Who knew? Certainly not the COVID cheerleaders on the Left. But a sizable study at a Detroit-area health system found that the drug hydroxychloroquine “significantly” reduced the death rate of its coronavirus patients who received treatment with the drug.

As the Detroit News reports, “The study analyzed 2,541 patients hospitalized among the system’s six hospitals between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug died.”

Hydroxychloroquine has, of course, become a battlefield for the Left ever since President Donald Trump began promoting the drug as a safe and promising potential treatment for the Chinese coronavirus. Thus, a bad day became even worse for the drug’s detractors when the study, which was published in the International Society of Infectious Disease, also found no heart-related side effects from the drug — an issue that the Left has latched onto and repeated ad nauseam despite hydroxychloroquine’s more than half-century of success as a safe anti-malaria drug.

Even CNN had to acknowledge the news, albeit in the most grudging terms possible: “A surprising new study found the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped patients better survive in the hospital. But the findings, like the federal government’s use of the drug itself, were disputed.”

Translation: “Some study said Trump’s drug helps, but don’t you believe it. Things are still bad.”

All of this is of a piece with the mainstream media’s reporting on the coronavirus pandemic — and the Left’s all-consuming efforts to keep the American people from feeling even a wee bit better about things until Wednesday, November 4 — the day after they’ve voted Orange Man Bad out of office.

Johns Hopkins has some revealing data from the past month: From June 7 through July 5, coronavirus cases are up 134%, as we predicted when our nation began to reopen and return to some semblance of normalcy. But deaths are down a remarkable 39%, which is probably reflective of both the lower average age of those infected and the improved ability of our healthcare system to treat them. (Yes, death is a lagging indicator with coronavirus, but not that lagging. And in general, we’ve simply become more conscious of social distancing and better at protecting the elderly and others in high-risk groups.)

Even the CDC’s website notes that COVID deaths have continued to decrease as a percentage of total U.S. deaths and may even slip below the CDC’s threshold for definition as an epidemic. Again, we caution about death being a lagging indicator, but that trend is good news.

Still, there’s been an overriding smugness among leftists, as states with Republican governors such as Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen their cases spike — almost as if they’re wishing for the worst. But as National Review’s David Harsanyi points out, the Left has nothing to gloat about: “To this point, 71 percent more Americans have died in New York nursing homes than have died in the entire state of Florida, which not only has a larger population but a population that skews older. To this point, New York’s death rate has been ten times larger than Florida’s.”

Finally, as Fox News reports, “Several big-city [read: Democrat] mayors and top officials are acknowledging that weeks of anti-police protests and riots may have contributed to surging coronavirus rates, weeks after Democrats and even some epidemiologists openly encouraged Black Lives Matter allies to demonstrate in the streets.”

So much for the Left’s belief that it has all the answers — and that the CDC’s rules don’t apply to social-justice warriors.

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NFL Goes Full Woke

Thomas Gallatin

Once someone bows to the “social justice” mob’s religious revolution, there is no room for tolerance. Any failure to fully toe the line of the new “anti-racism” religion’s tenets — which include such terrible “sins” as questioning or objecting to the leftist “woke” narrative — will get one branded as a heretic and as “part of the problem.”

The National Football League is now experiencing this reality in spades. Never mind the fact that the NFL has been bending over backwards in its silly efforts to appease these “social justice” warriors (SJWs); the league has much more “woke” penance in which to engage.

Case in point: To signal its wokeness, the NFL announced last week, just in time for Independence Day celebrations, that before all Week 1 games to kick off a new season, the “black national anthem” will precede the playing of the national anthem.

This decision comes on the heels of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s apology last month, when he stated, “We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systemic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.”

The so-called “black national anthem” is the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. In 1919, it was dubbed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as the “black national anthem” due to its call for liberation.

Meanwhile, former NFL quarterback-turned-woke activist Colin Kaepernick called the Fourth of July a “celebration of white supremacy.” In a caustic social-media message, the Marxist grifter ridiculously insinuated that black Americans were still awaiting liberation.

The irony of the NFL, Kaepernick, and all those bowing to and fomenting the SJW rhetoric on race is the divisive nature of their message. A national anthem by its very nature encompasses and includes all people living within the nation. To suggest that a subset of the nation needs its own separate national anthem is a call for division and disunity. At the same time these leftist “social justice” activists are tearing down Confederate statues, they are justifying division and segregation. Tolerance has become a dirty word, as witnessed by the Washington Redskins owner finally capitulating to the mob’s loud demands that the team name be changed.

But it’s not just the NFL that has capitulated. Almost every professional sport has. It’s high time proud Americans make their voices heard and cease supporting what are fast becoming the anti-America sports leagues. How many Americans will take a knee to protest the “black national anthem”?

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SCOTUS Slams Door on Unfaithful Electors

Lewis Morris

It’s refreshing to know that the U.S. Supreme Court is still, on occasion, capable of good jurisprudence. In a unanimous decision announced Monday, the High Court ruled that states have the right to remove or penalize faithless electors who vote against the will of the voting majority in presidential elections.

The case in question, Chiafalo v. Washington, concerned three Democrat electors in Washington state who switched their pledged votes in the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton to Colin Powell in hopes of persuading Republican electors to also switch their votes to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Electoral College. In doing so, the electors failed to honor their pledge to vote for the winner of their state’s popular vote, prompting the state to fine each of them $1,000. The electors challenged the fines on the grounds that state law restricting their Electoral College vote was unconstitutional.

Another case tied to Chiafalo concerned an elector in Colorado who also switched his vote against the popular-vote winner of that state, Clinton, in favor of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. In this instance, the High Court reversed an appeals-court decision in favor of the elector.

The electors in Chiafalo, represented by Lawrence Lessig, a leftist activist and hardened opponent of the Electoral College, maintained that the Founders intended for electors to use their discretion in choosing the best person for president rather than honoring the will of the voters of their respective states. In this particular case, Lessig argued that Washington state did not have the authority to penalize electors who did not adhere to the will of the voters because the Constitution does not expressly state that electors must honor popular will. Lessig argued that because the framers did not expressly demand faithful electors, they implied that the electors may use their discretion in submitting their votes.

In writing the Court’s opinion, Justice Elena Kagan stated, “Nothing in the Constitution expressly prohibits States from taking away presidential electors’ voting discretion as Washington does… The Electors’ constitutional claim has neither text nor history on its side. Article II and the Twelfth Amendment give States broad power over electors, and give electors themselves no rights.”

In theory, the unanimous ruling should be the last word on the matter. Coming just four months before what is sure to be a bitter and hard-fought presidential election, Chiafalo leaves no wiggle room for electors when it comes to honoring their pledge to their respective states. In doing so, it would also seem to block another illegitimate pathway to power being pursued by those on the Left: the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The driving force behind the compact is for electors to break their constitutional pledge to honor the popular vote of the states in favor of the winner of the national popular vote. Currently, 16 states plus the District of Columbia, accounting for 196 electoral votes, have signed the compact, which would pledge their votes to the winner of the national popular vote, even if it means ignoring the will of the people of their own state. The compact goes into effect when enough states join it to total 270 electoral votes, the number needed to win the presidency.

Chiafalo puts a stake right through the heart of the compact because it recognizes that states have the power to compel their electors to honor their pledge or face removal and/or punitive measures. Faithless electors who are removed would have their votes nullified. While we can’t underestimate the creativity of the Left in subverting the Constitution, we can take solace in knowing that the Supreme Court got this one right, and unanimously so.

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The REAL ‘Problem’ in Minneapolis?

Mark Alexander

Political analyst Paul Mirengoff challenged the assumptions of a recent Washington Post summary about the problems in Minneapolis, entitled “Minneapolis had progressive policies, but its economy still left black families behind.”

According to WaPo, although “taxes, for decades, have been redistributed from wealthy suburbs to poorer communities [in Minneapolis] to combat inequality … the prosperity fueled by the region’s Fortune 500 companies and progressive policies has not translated into economic equality.” Moreover, “The wealth gap between Minneapolis’s largely white population and the city’s black residents has deepened, producing some of the nation’s widest racial disparities in income, employment and home-ownership.”

WaPo further asserts, “Economists, lawyers and civil rights advocates in the Twin Cities say progressive tax policies could not make up for other aspects of structural racism, such as access to credit or jobs. Some say investments in affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods deepened segregation and poverty. Others argue for better enforcement of federal laws to combat discrimination in lending, employment and housing.”

But Mirengoff offers a different explanation: “It might be that, to a disproportionate degree, African-Americans in Minneapolis aren’t doing the things required to become successful. Things like finishing high school and college, not having children while in the teens, raising children in two-parent homes, avoiding drug use, and abstaining from crime. The Post never considers this possible explanation.”

Of course, WaPo studiously avoids any mention of personal responsibility, as that doesn’t fit the Democrats’ racial victimization narrative. Mirengoff notes, “Post reporter Tracy Jan dismisses [personal responsibility], quoting unnamed ‘civil rights and community leaders in the Twin Cities’ who say that a ‘focus on fixing things perceived to be wrong in the black community,’ instead of ‘fundamentally reshaping underlying inequities in society’ is what’s preventing ‘racial equity.’”

Ah, yes, it’s “systemic racism.” That’s the obstacle to “racial equity.”

Mirengoff concludes, “Jan herself equates the ‘delivering of racial justice’ with the elimination of the disparities in income, employment, and home-ownership she describes. In other words, for Jan there is no racial justice as long as a ‘wealth gap’ exists between Blacks and Whites. It doesn’t matter how much of the gap is explained by differences in behavior. This is an absurd account of ‘racial justice.’ Distributing wealth on the basis of race, without regard to merit, is the opposite of justice — any kind of justice.”

By way of my own conclusion, as I noted in a recent column, let me remind you of who runs Minneapolis: The mayor, all but one (Green Party) member of the city council, the police chief, the county prosecutor, and the U.S. House district representative (radical leftist Ilhan Abdullahi Omar) are all Socialist Democrats. In Minnesota, the governor, the state’s attorney general (radical leftist Keith Ellison), and both U.S. senators are all Democrats.

So what’s the matter with Minneapolis?

That was a rhetorical question, of course. The problem is that the failed policies of the so-called “Great Society” over the last 50-plus years have, in effect, enslaved generations of poor people on urban poverty plantations nationwide. But don’t expect Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer to offer any changes. Their political future is dependent on “black victimization,” which is why Democrats have allowed the recent racial unrest to fester in their states.

So where exactly does the change need to begin? Another rhetorical question…

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Canceling America

Thomas Gallatin

Last week, Columbus, Ohio, removed a 16-foot statue of its namesake, Christopher Columbus, following an order by Mayor Andrew Ginther who declare that “for many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city.” The statue, a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy, had sat in front of city hall for over 65 years. And it’s not just Columbus’s statue that may go the way of the dodo — the state capital is also mulling a name change. A petition trumpeting “Flavortown” has garnered 118,000 signatures.

The University of North Carolina recently released its new directives that include the requirement that all students be trained in the right-think tenets of leftist ideology. As explained in an email from UNC chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, it’s part of the school’s effort to fight “structural racism. This fall we will implement an online diversity, equity and inclusion training, similar to our required Title IX awareness and violence prevention training, for every person in our community to learn new concepts, broaden perspectives and allow us to work from a common set of terms.”

The list of resources for this indoctrination include such dubious works like the New York Times “1619 Project,” “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” “Me and White Supremacy,” and “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice,” to name a few.

These are merely two examples of a growing trend now sweeping the nation, which is calling for the expunging of everything that may have been “offensive” and “oppressive” regarding our nation’s history. It’s cancel culture — the divisive and false notion that removing any evidence of that which “offends” will lead to a better, “safer,” and more “inclusive” society. In reality, cancel culture is the battle cry of revolution.

This revolution is fundamentally anti-American. It may have started with seemingly cogent complaints over Confederate statues and monuments, but it has quickly expanded into condemning all America’s past leaders and now our nation’s Founders.

Most tellingly is the unmitigated arrogance and self-righteousness exuded by this young generation leading this cancel-culture revolution. Seeing themselves as more virtuous than those who came before them, they are unwilling to actually learn from and appreciate the real and significant accomplishments of these historical figures they so easily and vociferously condemn. This cancel-culture generation is boiling down every American leader to their most base components of gender and race — and all their accomplishments are being erased on account of the common “failings” of the era in which they lived.

Ironically, these leftist revolutionaries idolize and lionize some of history’s most diabolical and despicable individuals. As Power Line’s John Hinderaker observes, “[Columbus] was a prince of a fellow compared with, say, the psychopathic mass murderer Che Guevara. Or the serial killers on an industrial scale, Lenin, Stalin, Castro and Mao, all of whom are A-OK, apparently, with American liberals.”

The end goal of this effort is all too clear — bringing an end to the greatest, freest nation the world has ever known. Unfortunately, those mind-numbed masses caught up in the “wokeness” mob don’t realize they are destroying their own future.

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Biden Lurches Left

Douglas Andrews

Remember back in 2008, when we warned that our nation was about to elect the most radical of the Senate’s 100 members to the highest office in the land?

Well, his former vice president is fixing to one-up him.

Joe Biden might not even make it through a full term, but a committed leftist in the Oval Office can do plenty of damage in his first 100 days. As Steven Hayward writes in Power Line, Biden is now known to be both feeble-minded and semi-senile, and he has “already sold out to the far left of the Democratic Party, and has signaled his intent to implement a far-left agenda if he wins.”

But this isn’t just Hayward talking. It’s lefty Michael Tomasky in the New York Review of Books. “Tomasky is one of the smarter lefty writers who I make a point of following,” says Hayward. “And his article makes clear that a Biden administration would be the most left-wing administration in history — far to the left of Obama.”

“After Sanders withdrew,” Tomasky writes in Biden’s Journey Left, “the discussions between the two turned more toward substance — and the extent to which Biden would be willing to adopt pieces of the Sanders agenda. Thus were formed the six task forces that the Biden campaign unveiled on May 13. These eight-member groups cover the economy, health care, immigration, criminal justice, climate, and education, and each is co-chaired by one Biden supporter and one Sanders supporter.”

Suffice it to say that a man who gives an avowed socialist equal representation on each of his key task forces is a man committed to a serious leftward lurch. The question, then, is how to ensure that Biden never gets the chance to do so.

President Donald Trump’s strategy, at least at this point, seems to be to tie Biden to the lawlessness, the civil unrest, and the anti-Americanism we’re seeing in the streets today. I say “at this point” because the Trump campaign seems a little unsteady of late, a little short on swagger. So whether this strategy sticks is yet to be seen. As Joseph Simonson writes in the Washington Examiner, “It’s the latest messaging pivot after months of plummeting poll numbers and internal feuding over strategy. Attempts to question Biden’s mental state have largely fallen flat with most voters and possibly offended those over the age of 65, who now are less likely to support a Republican for president this November than at any time in decades.”

Simonson continues, “[Trump] is committed to framing the election around debates over monuments, urban crime, and the legacy of the nation’s founding. Whether voters see Biden as synonymous with radical members of the Democratic [sic] Party remains to be seen. … But Republican strategists say that Biden’s relative silence on rising crime or ‘cancel culture’ will assist in bringing voters who supported Trump in 2016 back to their home with the GOP.”

Team Trump had better hope so. And it had better be resolute in its communications approach from here on out. Nothing says “chaos” to the American voter more than a campaign caught up in the storms of the day and unable to determine what its message is.

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Pipeline Pause Is a Big Win for Putin

Harold Hutchison

One of the biggest reasons that the whole “Russia collusion” narrative never made much sense should have been obvious early on: President Donald Trump has, from almost the moment he took office, been working to deregulate American energy production, and that deregulation was detrimental to Russia’s bottom line.

As we have noted in the past, Vladimir Putin relies on oil and gas exports to strengthen Russian influence around the world. Indeed, roughly two years ago we watched Putin attempt geopolitical blackmail of Germany via natural gas.

The reason is very simple: Much of Putin’s leverage comes from being able to hold other countries hostage via natural gas. At the same time, oil and gas exports give Putin a very good source of hard currency. When oil and gas prices go up, Putin gets more cash to create havoc, make deals for technology, and pay for things like weapons development. When energy prices go down, Putin has to make tougher budget choices.

Putin knows this, and must also know that the fracking revolution gives the U.S. the ability to do on its own what it had to get the Saudis to do in the 1980s: send energy prices crashing by way of massive production. In the 1980s, it helped usher in the collapse of the Evil Empire.

That’s why the decision by Dominion Energy to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is so troubling. And this despite a decisive Supreme Court win, an activist judge’s ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline be completely shut down, and another activist judge’s even broader ruling on Keystone. One can imagine some celebratory vodka being poured in Moscow. It certainly would have been money well spent, as Russia has supported anti-fracking movements in the past.

Thus, the goal of American energy independence has been dealt a setback — and worse, America’s geopolitical position is made that much more precarious. Remember: The price of energy determines the likelihood that Russia will be able to exert outsized influence over NATO or other American allies.

When it comes to energy, of course, the environment is also a consideration. Nobody wants pollution. But right now, our nation needs energy independence. It needs to have the means of producing oil and gas as well as the infrastructure for refining them and getting them to the end users. The recent court rulings and Dominion Energy’s decision are steps away from that goal, and President Trump — if he can win a second term — can get those pipelines built. Joe Biden certainly can’t.

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Thank You, Charlie Daniels

Mark Alexander

Amid all the rancorous rhetoric and riotous appeasement of BLM racists and other malcontents, especially from the entertainment glitterati, one fellow Patriot rises above it all.

Charlie Daniels was a great American who loved our country and our fellow citizens.

Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, his early inspiration was from Gospel music. Charlie spent most of his 83 years in Tennessee, where his faith and patriotism permeated his upbeat country and bluegrass lyrics and his phenomenal fiddle playing.

He boldly made his love of country and life known, both through his music and social media. Last year he blasted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing the state’s so-called Reproductive Health Act, which legalized ending the lives of pre-born children right up to the moment of birth. Of that atrocity, Daniels opined: “Watch the wrinkles on Cuomo’s face lengthen as the ramifications of the thousands of murders he has sanctioned come to bear on him. The NY legislature has created a new Auschwitz dedicated to the execution of a whole segment of defenseless citizens. Satan is smiling.”

In my Independence Day tributes, I have linked to a recitation by Charlie Daniels, “My Beautiful America,” which expresses his love for America. I encourage you to take a minute for this breath of fresh air, which reflects the love we share for our nation:

You can also read his words here.

God bless you, Charlie.

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NEWS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

Above the Fold

  • The Washington Examiner reports: “House Democrats released spending bills Monday that are likely to clash with Senate Republicans and earn a veto threat from President Trump less than three months from a critical government funding deadline. One spending measure kills any new border wall funding in 2021, another legalizes the hiring of ‘Dreamers’ by members of Congress. A provision also requires the removal of an expanded list of statues now on display in the Capitol, depicting men linked to the Confederacy and other racial injustices.” This is how Democrats plan to set up Trump — ensure a veto and hang him as cold-hearted for not passing out more checks.

  • “Violence has spiked in cities nationwide following weeks-long anti-police protests over the death of George Floyd, according to government statistics and media reports,” The Daily Caller reveals. “Both New York City and Minneapolis have had over 100 shootings since Floyd’s May 25 death. In Los Angeles, the homicide rate rose 250% in just one week, and homicides in Atlanta have doubled since this time last year. Seattle’s ‘Capital Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHAZ) led to a 525% increase in crime, including the death of two teenagers. As crime rates rose, activists have called to abolish the police, an idea that’s gained traction among liberals.”

Government & Politics

  • Supreme Court unanimously rules states can sanction or remove “faithless” presidential electors, hampering the Democrats’ efforts to undermine the Electoral College (Fox News)

  • Mitch McConnell opens door to direct payments in next coronavirus bill (The Hill)

  • George Soros set to double 2016 spending, pouring $40 million into super PAC (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Unhinged: Anti-Trump Republicans endorse an increasingly leftist Joe Biden (Issues & Insights)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Three-quarters of people who live with a coronavirus sufferer may develop “silent” immunity without needing antibodies (UK Daily Mail)

  • Immunity can be “short-lived,” expert warns (Fox News)

  • Herd immunity may not be achievable in fight against coronavirus (Fox News)

  • EPA approves use of Lysol surface disinfectant products against COVID-19 (Fox News)

  • Protests and riots may have spread coronavirus, some cities admit (National Review)

  • Is the pandemic coming to an end at last? (Issues & Insights)

Business & Economy

  • Judicial activism: Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by August 5, court rules, adding pressure to an already fragile industry (New York Post)

  • Harvard — with its $41 billion endowment — goes online, but $50K tuition cost is unchanged (Fox Business)

  • U.S. travel ban is costing Europe billions (Forbes)

  • States mandate masks and begin to shut down again — to the Left’s glee (The Washington Post)

Culture & Heartland

  • Georgia governor authorizes National Guard troops after eight-year-old killed (AP)

  • New bill would require New York cops to have personal insurance for liability suits (New York Post)

  • Massachusetts expands mail-in voting to all voters in state (Washington Examiner)

  • Florida orders public schools to reopen in August (Miami Herald)

  • “Cancel Hamilton” trends as social-justice warriors demand Disney pull musical that “glorifies slave trader” (The Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Country music legend and American patriot Charlie Daniels dies at 83 (Fox News)

  • DHS rule change will allow ICE to remove foreign students taking online course load in the fall (The Daily Caller)

  • Corrupt UN slams Donald Trump for killing Iranian General Soleimani because there was “insufficient evidence he was behind an ongoing or imminent attack” (UK Daily Mail)

  • Communist China detains Xu Zhangrun, leading critic of President Xi Jinping (The Washington Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Supreme Court’s “faithless electors” decision safeguards Electoral College (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Protecting undersea cables must be made a national-security priority (Hudson Institute)

  • Humor: Clinton Foundation now offering “suicide insurance” to Ghislaine Maxwell (Genesius Times)

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SHORT CUTS

Insight: “The Declaration of Independence is the all-time masterpiece of ideological simplification. There in a single sentence of self-evident truth, the founding Fathers put into clear, easily understandable focus, the broad basis of man’s relationship to God, to government, and to his fellow man.” —Clarence Manion (1896-1979)

For the record: “The teacher ought also to be especially on his guard against taking unfair advantage of the student’s immaturity by indoctrinating him with the teacher’s own opinions before the student has had an opportunity fairly to examine other opinions upon the matters in question, and before he has sufficient knowledge and ripeness of judgment to be entitled to form any definitive opinion of his own." —1915 guideline from the American Association of University Professors, but still in force today.

Good question: "Why is Harvard still charging a full undergraduate tuition rate of $49,653 despite holding all classes online? They have a 41 BILLION dollar endowment. Why are they still ripping students off?” —Charlie Kirk

Re: The Left: “The Hong Kong government, now completely under Beijing’s communist thumb, has started removing books from school libraries written by anyone known to be sympathetic to liberty. The books will be reviewed so that offending parts can be removed or kept out of libraries in their entirety. No word yet on whether the Hong Kong government is getting advice from the progressive movement in this country that is trying to censor our history.” —Gary Bauer

Observations: “The Left is attempting to make Black Lives Matter, a radical far left political group, into an untouchable entity that only a Nazi would criticize. If we go along with this and let them pull off the trick, we deserve to lose the culture and everything else.” —Matt Walsh

Dezinformatsiya: “I don’t think I have ever seen such dishonest and biased coverage of any event.” —seasoned journalist Brit Hume on the Leftmedia reports on Trump at Mount Rushmore

Non compos mentis: “There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the US. More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners. If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down. But let’s remember: Removing these statues does not erase our country’s vile history of oppression — removing them is a symbol of respect for Black people in America and it’s a step towards progress and actual equality for all.” —Justin Timberlake

And last… “The vice president says he will transform America. He will, and the American people will pay a fearsome price. His foreign policy is hugs and hot cocoa for America’s enemies. If he’s elected, my advice to you is: Build a fallout shelter.” —Senator John Kennedy

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