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More Anti-Semitism at the Times

Gary Bauer · Aug. 23, 2019

Kudos to Breitbart for conducting an investigation of New York Times Senior Staff Editor Tom Wright-Piersanti.

Breitbart discovered a long history of anti-Semitism, dating back at least nine years, in Wright-Piersanti’s social-media posts. It also discovered a bizarre hostility to Indian Americans — not Native Americans, but people from India.

The investigation is particularly significant because The New York Times has regularly accused the president of anti-Semitism. And the paper itself also has a sad history of engaging in anti-Semitism. Remember the paper’s infamous “Jew tracker”?

As we reported earlier this year, the Times ran a number of anti-Semitic cartoons. Eventually it decided to stop running all cartoons, presumably because the Times couldn’t guarantee that it could identify and stop the anti-Semitic ones.

Articles in The New York Times about Israel frequently read as though they were written by a Jew-hating Palestinian propagandist. As anti-Semitism has taken root on the progressive left, the Times has provided cover for it, and cover for Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and other anti-Israel progressives/socialists.

Tom Wright-Piersanti should be fired immediately. But I will be shocked if he is. Wright-Piersanti is only the latest in a long line of extremists working at The New York Times.

The Times should also conduct an immediate review of all articles he was responsible for to determine to what extent his anti-Semitism influenced those reports. Of course, that assumes the Times is capable of doing so.

A Clear Contrast

The president did something very important Wednesday on an issue related to the cost of higher education. He also set up a clear contrast with the socialist left.

As you know, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other progressives are demanding free everything for everyone, including free college tuition. They also want to forgive the student debt that has been racked up by millions of students.

That may sound nice, but it is full of pitfalls and problems, not to mention the gross unfairness to those who responsibly repaid their student loans.

(And what about car loans? Which candidate will be the first to promise to forgive auto loans for trans-female undocumented mothers working three jobs?)

Well, the president jumped into this debate Wednesday by announcing that he was forgiving the student loan debt of … permanently disabled veterans.

The left says that because you exist you deserve free stuff from other people. The president declared that those who served our country and sacrificed the most have earned a break on the cost of college. And I think he’s absolutely right.

Speaking to the 75th annual AMVETS national convention Wednesday, President Trump said:

Today, I am proud to announce that I am taking executive action to ensure that our wounded warriors are not saddled with mountains of student debt. In a few moments, I will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled…

Altogether, this action will wipe out an average of $30,000 in debt owed by more than 25,000 eligible veterans who have made immense sacrifices … for our nation.

Another Bold Move

Every day the Trump/Pence administration is doing everything it can to secure our borders in spite of the progressive roadblock in the courts, the Democrat-controlled House, and the left-wing media.

As we reported yesterday, the administration is attempting to end the Flores agreement, a legal loophole that forces the government to “catch and release” illegal immigrants crossing the border with children.

In addition, the president announced Wednesday that he is looking “very seriously” at ways to end the problem of so-called “anchor babies,” where illegal immigrants come into the country and have a baby on U.S. soil. Under the concept of “birthright citizenship,” that baby becomes a legal “anchor” allowing the rest of the family to stay in the U.S.

This is another situation where progressives who despise the Constitution as the work of evil racists will suddenly embrace the Constitution and insist that it requires birthright citizenship. There are many constitutional scholars who disagree.

At the end of the day, the issue will likely be decided by the courts, and the outcome will be decided by which side has a majority of judges who believe in the original intent of the Constitution.

Every day that gets a little bit better for us, thanks to President Trump’s conservative judicial appointments and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s determination to get them confirmed.

Inslee’s Out

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the 2020 Democrat presidential primary Wednesday night. Inslee made global warming the central theme of his campaign, but he just didn’t catch fire. (Pun intended!) Maybe the issue really isn’t that compelling after all.

New polling is breathing new life into the Sanders campaign. After Elizabeth Warren’s strong performance in the second Democrat debate, she surged into second place. But according to the latest Economist/YouGov survey, Bernie’s back. Here are the results:

Biden 22%
Sanders 19%
Warren 17%

No other candidate received double-digit support.

Meanwhile, the Never-Trump resistance effort is struggling to take off. Yesterday’s Washington Post reported that several GOP candidates are considering primary challenges against the president, no matter how daunting the task may be.

But this is not a serious effort to replace Trump with a “better” Republican. They know that isn’t going to happen. They also know the historical result of primary challenges: weakened incumbent presidents who ultimately lose to the opposition party.

So this is really an effort to replace Trump with a left-wing socialist in the White House. Never forget that, my friends.

Whatever disagreements some Republicans may have with Trump pale in comparison to the disagreements we would have with a “President Biden” or “President Warren” or “President Sanders” or “President Harris.”

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