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lawfare big time

obstruction – “The DOJ-NSD is claiming the Intelligence Community (IC) is the real authority here, not the President of the United States.  It is a rather remarkable position to take.” … “President Trump declassified the documents showing the corrupt DOJ and FBI targeting operation of him.   The corrupt DOJ and FBI went and took back the evidence against them in the Mar-a-Lago raid and now says no one should be allowed to see it.” — sundance: DOJ-NSD Frantic That Special Master Might Review IC Defined Classified Documents, Even if Trump Declassified, Because Sources and Methods – The Last Refuge

power play – “we have seen with President Biden severe cognitive deficits present no obstacle to Democrats putting people into positions of power. After all, in their view it is only the power behind the throne that matters. Their elected officials are only front men and women.” … “Lots of people are waking up to the fact that Democrats have been scamming them for generations and they are responding appropriately. – Expect the level of desperation to be turned up to 11, because Democrats can’t win solely with the votes of white-wine whiney women.” — David Strom: When Democrats do it…. – HotAir

bullies – “The phone confiscation, he said, has given him the opportunity to tell people that without election integrity, “We lose our country.” — Eva Fu via The Epoch Times: “I Got Bad News For You”: Mike Lindell Speaks Out After FBI Seizes Phone | ZeroHedge

turmoil – “The Court is coming off one of the most historic and impactful terms in its history. Yet, the coming docket is already packed with new blockbuster cases” — Turley Speaks to the 2022 Ohio Judicial Conference – JONATHAN TURLEY

 

 

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Tsunami of news on the political warfare and assault on the Constitution

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Torture, harassment, deprivation – a deluge

Constitution? – “If the FBI can so easily obtain the right to raid Trump’s home, what is left to protect you, your home, or your privacy?” … “For the warrant to withstand constitutional scrutiny, the redacted portions have a lot of work to do to articulate a very dark and sinister set of facts describing how Trump took top secrets of the United States that he did not declassify and that he did so with the intent to harm the United States or profit on the sensitive information” — Brett L. Tolman and Julie Warren: FBI’s Trump Raid Should Concern Everyone, Including His Critics

walls closing in – “Our country is far from healthy today, but a collective laugh at the FBI’s joke of an affidavit is a long-needed step in the right direction.” — Christopher Bedford: The Short Life (And Fast Death) Of The FBI’s Mar-A-Lago Play

Chapter and Verse – “It must have been extremely frustrating for a sitting president to know there was nothing to the claims yet be constantly bombarded by media and political people in Washington DC who held a vested interest in maintaining them.” — sundance: President Trump Tried to Work Within the System and Sunday Talks, Out From the Shadows, The Primary Architect of The Trump Targeting Operation Surfaces on ABC News – The Last Refuge — “McCord is the architect, the actual person putting lawfare strategy into lawfare ink and action, for the Trump targeting operations.”

Stanford jail experiment in reality – “For the first time in U.S. history, the political party in power is hunting down and jailing members of the opposition party for political dissidence, and . . . torturing them in jail … the same evil that manifested itself in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Nero’s Rome … This cruel disregard for basic human rights is all part of the regime’s effort to dehumanize the January 6ers” — Debra Heine: Lawyer: January 6 Clients Are Being Tortured › American Greatness

paranoid police – “Incidents involving “swatting” — i.e., someone making a false 911 call to a police agency claiming that a violent crime is in progress at a specific location, with the caller’s intent being to cause the police to respond to that address to disrupt, annoy, or kill the inhabitant of that location — are increasing” — Stephen Lamkin: One way to stop policemen from mistakenly killing innocent people – American Thinker

the damage done – “Today the deluded rulers of the Western world are gifting us and future generations with plagues of Green Elephants — useless, expensive, protected green rubbish.” — Viv Forbes: The plague of Green Elephants – American Thinker — “These disastrous Green adventures are driven by the UN billionaires’ club and promoted endlessly by government media, education bureaucracies, and vocal vested interests. – This plague of Green Elephants will destroy our industries, our farms and our access to cheap reliable fuels and electricity.”

 

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I though they knew the law – FBI?

a catalog – “A look at the FBI’s last six years shows a pattern of irredeemable corruption.” — Tristan Justice: Think The FBI Deserves The Benefit Of The Doubt? Think Again

What the ? – “it’s the same guys doing it now as the ones who cooked up the earlier string of Russia hoaxes. … This rather gives the impression that there’s some kind of Inspector Javert operation going on directed at President Trump, with a Wile E. Coyote effect.” — Monica Showalter: Is the FBI even doing counterintelligence cases any more? – American Thinker — “Someone in Congress, perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz, needs to start asking Director Christopher Wray why his agency isn’t producing a whole lot, if anything, for the counterintelligence job it’s paid for.”

Victim report – “testifies to a congressional hearing about the depths to which the FBI has sunk in its attempts to discredit one of its most effective critics.” — Thomas Lifson: Sharyl Attkisson reveals how low the FBI will go – American Thinker

Here’s the receipts – “The Fourth Amendment protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government” — Mack Cogburn: New: Intel Officials Leak About What FBI Was Looking For In Trump Raid And It’s Not Looking Good

Another case gone sour – “In a case with a direct bearing on the search warrant issued on Mar A Lago, the March 22, 2021 FBI raid on a private safe deposit box operator in Beverly Hills, California just got even dodgier, according to court documents released by a different federal judge than issued the warrant.” — Thomas Lifson: FBI affidavit misled a magistrate judge on a search warrant in plot to seize and forfeit contents of safety deposit boxes – American Thinker — “I think that it is fair to say at this point that the FBI does not deserve the benefit of the doubt for any serach warrant applications they have issued, and that full disclosure of affidavits they have filed is mandatory, given the proven, calculated misbehavior the Bureau has engaged in.”

the best of the best? – “Former FBI agent Robert Cessario was charged with corrupt destruction of record in an official proceeding in connection to the trial of former Arkansas Republican state Sen. Jon Woods, local media reported.” — Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times: Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty To Destroying Evidence | ZeroHedge

historical perspective – “One of the major causes leading up to the American Revolution was the “general warrant.” This was a search warrant that was completely open-ended, allowing the British government official to search anything, anywhere, at any time.” — Andrea Widburg: Trump plans to take legal action against the DOJ and FBI – American Thinker — “Leftists have always resented the Constitution, and now they’re open in their disdain, so it’s valid to ask if they’ll say that Trump’s case is so extraordinary that the Constitution just can’t apply to him.”

law professors strut their stuff – “Apart from its sheer stupidity, we see here another example of the pervasive bad faith with which the Left operates. Frankly, it would be more honest and no less lawless to advocate taking over the U.S. Army, mobilizing tanks and howitzers and staging an old-fashioned coup, in order to install the Democratic Party permanently in power.” — John Hinderaker: Down With the Constitution! | Power Line — “I am not really surprised that a Yale Law School professor could write something as ridiculous as the Times op-ed. Yale Law School has always been rather goofy. But for a Harvard Law professor to sink to this depth reflects a dizzying decline in academic standards.”

power play – “The government is continuing its highly “successful” campaign to identify and convict any person that can conceivably be tied in any way to the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th of last year.” — Jazz Shaw: More Jan 6 people convicted of “parading” – HotAir — “Just as a periodic reminder, there has yet to be a single prosecution I could find of any of the people who were setting fire to federal court buildings and police cruisers during the BLM riots that unfolded during the summer of love. These sentences for the rioters would be shocking under any other circumstances. But the reality is that we now live in an era of selective enforcement of the law and unequal sentencing for similar or identical crimes. It’s the politicization of the justice system and it’s being done right before your eyes.”

Take your heroines where you can find them – “None of the big law firms in town which puff up their public service donating time — for example, to defend Guantanamo Bay detainees — have to my knowledge volunteered to help these people. So it was a welcome surprise to see one young public defender do her job.” — Clarice Feldman: D.C. Lawyer of the Year: Natasha Taylor-Smith – American Thinker — “Lazy if not partisan judges, lawyers neglecting their duty, the bar which mouths fancy platitudes ignoring its special responsibility to the justice system by volunteering its services, an FBI mired in corruption, the Speaker of the House sitting on relevant, probably exonerating evidence, and one young woman alone acts for justice. Bravo!”

smear campaign – “Did the Inquirer cover the event fairly?  Of course not!” — Lynne Lechter: Dr. Oz and the false flag crudité caper – American Thinker

patterns of bias – “Those costly errors will distort congressional representation and the Electoral College.” — Hans von Spakovsky: Census Bureau Admits Overcounting 7 Blue States, Just 1 Red State — “Congress needs to use its oversight authority to investigate and determine why these errors happened, particularly since they didn’t occur in the 2010 census. Lawmakers should then make the changes necessary to ensure this does not happen again.”

controlling the vote – “This bill, by far the most expansive piece of election legislation put forward by Democrats, passed the House along party lines but failed in the Senate after Manchin refused to lend it his support.” — Joseph Lord via The Epoch Times: Oversight Democrats Demand Federal Intervention Against ‘Election Misinformation’ | ZeroHedge

case study for the IRS expansion – “My former colleague’s apprehensions were obviously unfounded. But the fact that the thought that he may have been persecuted because of his political beliefs demonstrates that small-d democratic values on the ground are gradually eroding” — Rajan Laad: Was it IRS intimidation or just an ‘error’? – American Thinker — “The Democrats have created a climate of fear and have effectively criminalized political opposition. They certainly benefit if people hesitate to donate or support the party challenging them.”

Peer pressure and bullies – “Pathetic. There was nothing—not a single thing—wrong with Prof. Sweet’s article, and he knows it. His craven capitulation to a twitter mob tells you all you need to know about the cowardly character of most academics today, especially moderate liberal academics. They deserve their fate. History departments that behave this way deserve to lose all their students, and have their departments disbanded.” — Steven Hayward: Update: ‘Is History History?’ Answer: Sadly, Yes | Power Line

culture definition in music – “In its classic 40-year period, the songbook, essentially the hundreds of thousands of compositions that survived, was kept alive, in different ways of interpretation, by big swing bands, small combos, singers, and crooners.” — Michael Curtis: The American Melody Lingers On – American Thinker

 

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legislative graffiti and other people’s pain for gain

gaining perspective — “I allowed my distaste for Trump’s personality to override his virtues, which are considerable” — M.B. Mathews, I was wrong about Trump – American Thinker — “Had it not been for the vehement and irrational hatred of Trump, we never would have discovered that our own security and intelligence structures are compromised”

A list – “If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard a thousand times: all they want is “commonsense,” “sensible,” or “reasonable” gun control.  Except they never define those terms — on purpose” — D. Parker, Yep, it’s true! They’re coming for your guns. – American Thinker — “Anti-liberty leftists are playing another game of bait and switch — scaring everyone over the scourge of “assault weapons” but then expanding their reach to just about everything else. – Such is the usual of authoritarian socialists, exploiting other people’s pain for their political gain”

Dictatorship via Congress – “In introducing the legislation, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.), and others have left no question that this is just the latest effort to change the balance of the Court in favor of a liberal majority. Such comments make the bill seem like little more than legislative graffiti.” — JonathanTurley, “Rebalance the Bench”: Democrats Introduce Sweeping Changes for the Supreme Court — “From Congress to the press to academia, the very foundation of the Court is being challenged. What is notable is that these are also the voices of some of the most powerful figures in our society”

List within list of perfidy on parade – “Cheney and Kinzinger should be ashamed to go on TV with journalists who have colluded with Democrats to continually lie as they sought to destroy Trump and infect the U.S with a radical leftist agenda” — Jack Hellner, It is the children of Kinzinger, Cheney and other Democrats who will be ashamed for the intentional destruction of America – American Thinker

Will there be accountability? – “In the law, we call that “the smoking gun,” for it seems to provide solid proof that Joe Biden sold access to the United States government, with his louche, debauched son as the bagman” — Andrea Widburg, We’ve finally got confirmation that Joe was ‘the Big Guy’ all along – American Thinker

Lawful futility? – “The letter makes out a good, detailed case of journalistic malpractice and bias. But do CNN’s actions constitute actionable defamation? The conventional wisdom is that under current law, it is almost impossible for any public figure to win a defamation case. And if it is almost impossible for anyone, it is triply impossible for Donald Trump” — John Hinderaker, Trump Sues the B*stards | Power Line

Fanatic focus is often blind – “One tragic wrong turn in American culture was feminists framing political activism as the only form of power, and employment as the one path to achievement” — Trish Randall, Regaining Female Powers – American Thinker — “Another hopeful trend comes from the days of my grandmothers. The WWII generation had a massive female workforce — the very employment situation that feminists have been pushing for nearly a century. Women were doing every kind of work from office jobs to the heaviest of heavy industry. But once the war was over, and the men came home, these competent working women rushed to the suburbs and initiated the baby boom. This is history people might enjoy seeing repeated”

Describing the problem – “A key impediment to our Constitutional Republic became clear in 1944 when Alexander Trachtenberg (1885-1966) declared at the National Convention of Communist Parties held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 1944” … “We may never know what the operative facts are behind our crazy times, but no conspiracy theory is needed to see the treachery against us by Marx-minded leaders and technocratic heavyweights with little regard for human life and less for truth.” — Anthony J. DeBlasi, Making Sense of Our Crazy Times – American Thinker — “A most alarming barrier to sane and humane progress is the abandonment of the original mission of Christian church leaders”

Feet to the fire, maybe – “there is at least the glimmer of accountability in the U.K. How about here in America?” — John Hinderaker, The Trans Fiasco: Will There Be an Accounting? — “How has this horror show come to be? I confess to puzzlement. Generally the Left is not hard to figure out. Leftists want power and money, and if you examine their policies with this in mind, they pretty much always make sense. But today’s gender hysteria is hard to understand within that framework”

 

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Moral failures with blindness

The Structural Legal Rot Runs Deep. Clarice Feldman — “It will be a lot longer and harder to turn the country around than you might otherwise imagine.”

Dismantle the D.C. Company Town. Roger Kimball — “It’s time that Americans faced up to the reality that their governing apparat is a corrupt, self-engorging Leviathan” … “The real issue here is something I have been harping on for the last couple of years: the issue of the decaying legitimacy of our institutions. Increasingly, once-respected institutions like the FBI, Congress, the Justice Department, to say nothing of the educational establishment and corporate culture, have lost their claim on the people’s allegiance”

Jonathan Turley: Dems May Be Ensuring Their Own Destruction With Latest Moves by Jan. 6 Cmte. Nick Arama — “This has not been the way the DOJ has handled such things in the past, and that’s a problem”

The Depp Trial & The Demise Of The ACLU | ZeroHedge. Jonathan Turley — “With this free fall at ACLU has come an endless line of controversies” … “It ultimately was the reputation of the ACLU, not Depp, that may have suffered the most in the trial. Ironically, for critics, Amber Heard became the fitting face and ambassador of the ACLU: conflicted, confused, and corrupted.”

Another Justice Department Fail: The Flynn Unmasking. Julie Kelly — “Bash’s punt on the matter doesn’t change the fact that classified information was leaked to the media by several Obama intelligence officials to destroy a three-star general, sabotage the Trump White House, and justify the destructive special counsel investigation that undermined the first half of Trump’s term. And the public, more than five years later, still doesn’t know who did the leaking.”

School shootings show our leaders, not Americans, are the moral failures. Glenn H. Reynolds — “when the facts come in, it invariably turns out that the tragedy doesn’t stem from a spiritual failing in America but rather from the fact that some (most?) of our institutions are run by creeps, crooks and incompetents”

The US ‘Has the Most Mass Shootings’—and Other Bogus Gun Research. John Stossel — “Government’s desire to control us—and to lie to make its case—is the real emergency.”

Disarming Victims Is a Dumb Way to Fight Crime. Charlie Johnston — “One can only suppose that, confronted with such angry, shrieking hysteria, conservatives are trying to mollify a crazy person rather than reason with a serious person” … “Gun control will make things worse.  Crime control will begin to stabilize things.  Let’s get serious.  Start by understanding that disarming victims is a dumb way to fight crime.”

Dems Put Trump Advisor In ‘Shackles’ in Latest Political Hit Job. Walt Rasinger — “Unlike Lerner, who routinely invoked the 5th Amendment during her testimony, Navarro has taken the accusations head-on”

After Francis, What Stability? Rod Dreher — “as someone who admires the Catholic Church and who wants it to be strong, and as someone who is passionately interested in religion, I can’t avert my eyes from the iceberg towards which Capt. Bergoglio is sailing his ship. In fact, I think he’s broadsided the thing, for the same reasons Kale Zelden and Larry Chapp do.”

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The evil drift

Liberalism and the Problem of Evil – Philip Ahlrich — “Political evil is a contagion of psychological immaturity, self-delusion, and counterfeit justification, and its virus has spread throughout America’s liberal ruling class.”

When You Label Half of the Country Racist… – Blaine L. Pardoe — “Overnight, anyone who had conservative values and voted Republican was complicit in mass murder and carried the taint of being called a racist… or so the Left hoped.”

The Democrats’ push for reparations will only make things worse – Kathleen Brush — “Under the guise of remedying historical sins, the government is stoking racial divisions at every corner” … “The government’s failure to contemplate the combined impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Great Society (1964–1965) counts among the grossest acts of U.S. government negligence.”

“The national alarm should be sounding over the racialization of medical school education” — William A. Jacobson — “At least 39 of America’s 50 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education” — also see Critical Race Theory has infected 80% of the top U.S. medical schools – American Thinker.

The Leftward Drift of the Legal Profession is Cause for Concern – Mike LaChance — “lawyers are no longer primarily the allies of commercial classes, as they were in the early republic, but instead the technocrats and enablers of regulation and redistribution” … “The transformation of the legal profession marks a fundamental change in American democracy”

In seeking to demean Trump, The Wall Street Journal demeans itself – David Zukerman – “No good will come of the effort.” … “Whoever is in charge of the Capitol Police, it is not the president.  Clearly, Congress, not the president — if the USA Today article is correct — had the responsibility to move to stop the tumult. ”

 

 

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The fog of corruption in justice

The big guys are after the defenseless.

Judge Amit Mehta’s Kangaroo Court › “Mehta is not the only judge on the D.C. District Court to express open contempt for Trump and his supporters—but he is by far the most powerful.” … “the powerless Americans before him have no relief in sight”

The Internal Revenue (Election Rigging) Service – “While the IRS makes it harder for you to get your refunds, Black Lives Matter is not the only sketchy Democrat-controlled election-rigging outfit whose tax-exempt status the IRS has not looked into.” … “On the one hand, they tied the hands of the Tea Party, on the other, they put on blinders to the patent corruption of the BLM and Zuckerberg-funded outfits.”

The Public Health Prophet We Did Not Heed — “Donald Henderson, who died in 2016, was a giant in the field of epidemiology and public health. He was also a man whose prophetic warnings from 2006 we chose to ignore in March of 2020” … “We instead forged ahead with lockdowns, masks, social distancing, and the rest. When faced with covid, we rejected time-tested principles of public health and embraced instead the untested biosecurity model. We are now living in the aftermath of this choice.”

 

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Years into the assault

The License to Leak: How Years of Attacks on the Court Created a “By Any Means” Mentality – JONATHAN TURLEY – “Most court observers surely must have hoped this was an elaborate hoax, that someone had not shattered every legal and judicial ethical rule by leaking a draft opinion. But there was no denial from the court” … “It was a collective effort by those who bred contempt for our legal institutions and values. This is not a crisis of the court. It is a crisis of faith”

Role of Journals and their Editors in Preserving False Research Findings – Watts Up With That? – “we describe our experience of how journals and their editors work to preserve false findings in meta-analysis studies they publish” … “The business model of many journals promotes incentives for the author and publisher to work against sound science and interest of the public. Our position is that it is time for the public to view any meta-analysis published in the journal PLOS One as untrustworthy until proven otherwise.”

What ‘Moving On’ Has Cost Us –  “Republicans, as a party and as a mindset, are incapable of enforcing justice even when enjoying control of both houses of Congress and the White House. When they reach the threshold requiring a decision, they inevitably choose to “move on” instead”

The true import of the Alito draft –  “What makes the decision so significant is that it’s not even just about the Constitution; instead, even more specifically, the Alito draft is about the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence”

 Remote learning was a disaster — Joanne Jacobs “students who stayed home for most of 2020-21 fared much worse” … “Did keeping schools closed save lives? Apparently not” … “In addition to the “lost” or “unfinished” academic learning, out-of-school students lost social skills”

 

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When the fist priority is to win the play

Truth, ethics, morality, – everything else – takes a back seat. Win the case but forget the game (e.g. justice) 

The Lawyers’ War on Law. Mark Pulliam — “This essay originally appeared in the pre-digital magazine The American Enterprise (published by the American Enterprise Institute) in March 2001. Written over 21 years ago in the wake of the 2000 election dispute in Florida, which was resolved in Bush v. Gore, I think my take has held up pretty well. Proven prescient, even”

The judge in a January 6 case should be disbarred. Andrea Widburg — “One of the most visible signs of our federal government’s corruption is the treatment being meted out to the January 6 prisoners, who have been deprived of their express and inherent rights under the Constitution, one of which is the right to an impartial judge”

Legal Filing Sets Internet Ablaze With Reference to FBI/ATF ‘Assets’ ‘Embedded’ on Jan. 6. Nick Arama — “from defense attorney David Fischer in one of the Jan. 6 cases, which the folks at The Epoch Times found. Fischer claims in a footnote that “[a]t least 20 FBI and ATF assets were embedded around the Capitol on J6,” according to the filing. Where did that come from?”

More Jan. 6 Select Committee Nonsense Revealed as CNN Targets Private Texts of Rep. Chip Roy, Sen. Mike Lee. Rebecca Downs — “It’s seriously worth wondering who this audience is that CNN is trying to rile up and appeal to. Perhaps they themselves don’t even know”

I’m a Proud Member of the Rebel Alliance. Clarice Feldman — “Are we all serfs kept under the thumb by platforms secretly subsidized by the Deep State and foreign interests? That the SEC has decided to investigate other Musk operations  suggests to me that his offer to buy Twitter has set off serious alarms in the galactic empire. Musk seems to think so”

Elon Musk runs into the Twitter poison pill. Monica Showalter — “If you want a classic example of “small,” a pretty good place to look is on the hallowed heights of the Twitter elite” — “these Twitter elites are saying that power matters more to them than money.  That’s weird stuff coming from a business.  They don’t seem to operate on a profit basis, and anyone involved with this company is a victim”

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It’s just words on paper

Biden Administration To Demand Colleges Erase Women’s Sports, Due Process, Free Speech, And Men And Women. Madeline Osburn – “as the rules are finalized, the return of campus kangaroo courts is likely to be overshadowed by the current culture war spotlight on
women’s sports.”

Joe Biden Responds to Sacramento Shooting by Pushing Existing California Gun Controls. AWR Hawkins – “California already bans ghost guns … has required background checks for all gun sales since the 1990s … has banned “assault weapons” since the 1990s … bans “high capacity” magazines … Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is pushing to allow private citizens to sue gun makers … Additionally, California has a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, a ban on teachers carrying on K-12 campuses for classroom defense, and a limit on the number of guns law-abiding citizens can buy each month.”

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson rejects America’s very foundation. Andrea Widburg – “the fundamental premise underlying America’s entire constitutional political system: All people have inherent rights upon which government cannot infringe.” – “For a judge to deny these unalienable, inherent rights should instantly disqualify him or her from sitting on a federal bench, especially the Supreme Court. Yet deny those rights is exactly what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did.”

Western Suicide. S.R. Piccoli – “western civilization is not even close to what its detractors think it is, namely some narrow,
small-minded thing called western. It is instead “an inheritance, constantly expanding, constantly including new things. It is something which has given us the knowledge of the human heart, which
has enabled us to produce not just wonderful economies and the wonderful ways of living in the world that are ours, but also the great works of art, the religions, the systems of law and government, all the other things which make it actually possible for us to recognize that we live in this world, insofar as possible, successfully.” – What you need to do, Sir Roger concluded, “is engage in dialogue, which is what civilization is about.”

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A hoax plague

The election free and fair? Laptop evidence? Damning record gap? Biden or Trump? Child perversion OK? Learn from history and avoid destroying the foundation of a civil world.

Blue State Blues: The 2020 Election* Gets a Giant Asterisk over Hunter Biden Laptop. Joel B. Pollak — “The 2020 election must forever be tagged with an asterisk, given that the country’s establishment media have finally admitted that Hunter Biden’s laptop, which they suppressed during the campaign, is authentic, despite President Joe Biden’s denials.” – “the 2020 election can no longer be recognized as free and fair.” – “it is not necessary to point to theories about voting machines, missing ballots, or election fraud to know that the 2020 vote fell short of basic democratic standards:”

The Weakest Presidential Line Of Succession Ever. I & I Editorial Board — “But what about further down in the line of succession? Should some calamity befall both Harris and Biden on the same day, 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would immediately be sworn in as president” — “New York University constitutional scholar Richard Epstein warns, “in the long run a nation that places a succession of fools and knaves in high places will not be able to survive unscathed regardless of its constitutional structure.” Under the Biden administration, that nation, with its presidential succession of fools and dotards, may not survive at all, even in the short run.”

Media’s ‘7-hour Gap’ Story in White House Logs Turns Out to be Hoax: CNN. Joel B. Pollak — “The establishment media were abuzz this week with stories about a “seven-hour gap” in White House switchboard logs on January 6, but on Thursday night it emerged that the gap was likely the result of using ordinary landlines and cell phones.”

Oops! Another ‘walls closing in’ narrative about Trump hiding phone records with a 7-hour ‘gap’ falls apart. Monica Showalter — “They made fools of themselves with tweets like these” – “The media clowns breathlessly reported that they had “gotten” Trump at long last, but the whole thing fell apart in two days like a bad souffle. This is interesting because it’s far from the first time this kind of excitement, hype, buildup, and gotcha sentiment has gripped the mainstream media.”

No, Pointing Out The Media’s Lies Does Not Threaten Democracy. Kiyan Kassam — “Journalists and organizations that decry the rise of ‘misinformation’ and being branded ‘fake news’ should look in the mirror.” – “The past two years have absolutely exposed corporate media institutions in both Canada and the United States as purveyors not of mere bias but rather outright lies and falsehoods told in furtherance of a far-left political agenda.”

In Vermont, a Raw Attack on Free Speech. John Klar — “Vermont’s social justice legislators have launched a transparent and illegal assault against free speech liberties.” – “Vermont seeks to send citizens to jail for threatening political leaders for twice as long as if they physically assaulted them!”

The Biden Family Racket Is Everything Leftists Fabricated About The Trumps, And Media Are Crickets. Jordan Boyd — “The real scandal isn’t about Trump, it’s about the legacy media’s lack of coverage of the Biden family’s shady dealings.”

Democrats And Media Enablers Are Overlooking Child Sex Crimes To Protect Ketanji Brown Jackson. Rachel Bovard — “In every single child pornography case handled by Judge Jackson, she went below the maximum recommendation, below the minimum recommendation, and below the prosecutor’s request.”

Who will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson and why? Patricia McCarthy — “Based on the torrent of information that has been made public about Ketanji Brown Jackson, it is shocking that any member of Congress would vote to confirm her to the SCOTUS.  Add to this that thousands of documents from her four years on the Sentencing Commission have been withheld, presumably by Dick Durbin.  Those four years of her record must be damning, for never before has a nominee’s record not been made available to the Judiciary Committee.”

Absentminded conservatives allowed an army of perverts to take over the schools. Olivia Murray — “For whatever reason, whether it be that conservatives as a whole are too uninterested in child sexual abuse, or whether they are too cowardly for fear of the word “bigot,” they are to blame for the rampant debauchery that has been unleashed upon on our children. We have pandered to the sick depravity of pedophiles like Alfred Kinsey, and where has it gotten us?”

We Must Speak Out Against Attacks on Law, Liberty, and Natural Rights. Jonathan Verlin and E. Jeffrey Ludwig — “Before the 1960’s there was an invisible line delineating public expressions that were clean or moral from those that were lewd, lascivious, and a threat to the well-being of both adults and minors” — “Progressives hate America with such vitriolic and reckless abandon that they ostensibly hold the moral stature of illegal aliens and even terrorists in higher regard than their honest law-abiding countrymen.” – “The deterioration of rights and the explosion of tyranny and immorality from the so-called progressive Left must end.”

Appeals Court Upholds Gibson’s Bakery Massive Verdict Against Oberlin College. William A. Jacobson – “The Gibson family appreciates the Court of Appeals’ thorough and thoughtful analysis which rightly rejected all of Oberlin College’s and Dean Raimondo’s challenges on appeal.”

History Should Be Our Guide in Ukraine. Victor Davis Hanson — “Ukraine can defeat Vladimir Putin’s expeditionary army if the West remembers that history is not on Putin’s side.”

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Ignorant judges, Children, moral preeners, and dim lights

The young ones are just tools – calling the judge ignorant is being polite – smear and slime should be getting old and stale by now but isn’t – and just whose facts are up for being gored, anyway?

Many Democrats are clearly evil and openly acknowledge their ignorance; why should they be trusted on matters of innocent life? Jack Hellner — “If Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson were honest, she would acknowledge the tenets of her political party: life begins when Democrat politicians decide it does.”

How CDC Colluded With Teachers’ Unions to Devastate America’s Children. John Hinderaker — “Perhaps the most damaging of all “anti-covid” measures over the last two years were the public school closures. … A just-released report by Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis suggests that the cause was inappropriate and perhaps unprecedented influence on the Centers for Disease Control exerted by the teachers’ unions, specifically the American Federation for Teachers.”

Federal Judge’s Opinion on Trump Reveals Judiciary’s Reliance on Media Propaganda. Robert J. Hutchinson — “It’s difficult to have much faith in the judicial system when individual judges appear to be gullible consumers of fake news, swallowing media accounts of events that have been widely questioned and, at least in some cases, debunked completely.”

The Attacks On Clarence And Ginni Thomas Are Merely Latest In A Decades-Long Smear Campaign. Tristan Justice — “Not only are the attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni purely political, they’re deeply hypocritical.”

Don’t Be Gaslighted About How Insane The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Even Before Blasey Ford Accusations. Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino — “Democrats are hoping the American people, like Judge Jackson, were not paying attention during the Kavanaugh hearings.”

Biden’s Red Queen Justice: The Border Agents Remain Under Investigation Six Months After Debunked Whipping Scandal. Jonathan Turley — “While the Administration promised a conclusion to the investigation within days or weeks, it has continued to refuse to release any results and insists that it remains “under investigation.” The concern is that the Administration does not want to contradict the President who proclaimed the guilt of the agents and promised that they would be punished before they were investigated, let alone adjudicated.”

The Unanimously Liberal Tilt of the ‘Fact Checkers’ Tim Graham  — “Checking liberals and Democrats is apparently not listed among their job duties.”

 

 

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A lack of accountability

VDH sees sheer madness – the judicial oligarchy is on parade – the FDA, CDC, FBI, and the SEC are blowing smoke – 2020 vote fraud evidence continues to surface but the witch hunt is unabated – race baiting, sex grooming, lawyers to be violent in opposing open civil debate – it goes on and on

The Sheer Madness of Today’s Left. Victor Davis Hanson — “When ideologues demand power but cannot achieve it politically because they are cruel ideologues, expect more of their insanity to follow.” – “Yet madness is predictable when the unchecked left-wing’s demand for limitless and endless power collides with a hated, but unremorseful ideological agenda utterly divorced from reality.”

The problem with federal judges. Patrick Gibbs — “The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court has only partly brought a spotlight on the abuse of our legal system and the Constitution by federal judges.” – “The case that best illustrates her arrogance of power was her decision (later reversed) in Make the Road New York v. Wolf, when she was a U.S. district judge in the District of Columbia.” – “When judges can use godlike powers to redefine the nature of humanity, they are well on their way to becoming masters of us all.”

FDA, CDC Guilty of Clinical Malpractice and Scientific Fraud by Inaction and Omission on mRNA Vaccine Safety Warnings. David Gortler — “federal agencies and manufacturers aren’t officially warning the American public about these risks, despite having been privy to this information for almost a whole year. Why? Because it would counter the narrative that taking endless vaccines and boosters is your patriotic duty.”

The Securities and Exchange Commission is growing like Godzilla. Andrea Widburg — “the SEC’s commissioners floated the idea of giving themselves a new power, one that Congress never contemplated: forcing America’s publicly traded companies to change their business practices to fight climate change.”

More Evidence of 2020 Voter Fraud. John Hinderaker — “John Lott has published a paper in which he applies three tests for voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.” – “The analysis is complicated, but Lott finds an excess 255,000 Biden votes in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.” – “It should have been obvious, but apparently came as a surprise to many, that there is no effective after-the-fact remedy for voter fraud.” – “We will find out in November whether voter fraud has been curbed, at least to some degree.”

The January 6 Witch Hunt Kills a Good Man. Rajan Laad — “If you enquire with anyone — even those who follow right-leaning media such as Fox News — about Matthew Perna, the response will likely be ignorance.” — “The best tribute to Matt is to ensure that no other citizens engaging in their democratic rights to protest ever face such an unfortunate fate.”

Are We Sure The 2020 Election Was Clean? I & I Editorial Board — “Americans have been warned by their superiors to not question the outcome of the 2020 election, because it will further the Donald Trump Big Lie that the presidency was stolen from him. Yet we continue to see shreds of evidence that say the Big Lie is in fact the claim that the 2020 election wasn’t corrupted.” – “the left has behaved in the most hysterical ways possible, feigning fear and ever searching for a fainting couch to fall into, shocked that some Trump voters actually have had the gall to express misgivings. ”

How does the FBI ‘lose’ a laptop like Hunter Biden’s? Monica Showalter — “Some things don’t make sense. – All of these anomalies point to why the Hunter Biden laptop actually is important to U.S. cyber security and does affect the job of protecting the U.S. from foreign cyberattacks. – Yet Vorndran is amazingly incurious.”

Chaos In the White House [Updated]. John Hinderaker — “Upon arriving back in Washington, a chastened Biden answers “No” when asked whether he was “calling for regime change.”

Banning Critical Race Theory. John Hinderaker — “The tricky thing, of course, is characterizing the teachings of CRT. The point is not to ban teaching about CRT, but rather to ban the pernicious doctrines that flow from CRT. Mississippi’s approach is simple and is based on the inherent racism of Critical Race Theory”

Why demands for Justice Thomas to recuse himself on Jan. 6 cases don’t meet the laugh test. Thomas Lifson (hypocrisy)

No, Justice Thomas Did Not Commit an Impeachable Offense. Jonathan Turley (law)

Judge Asserts Donald Trump ‘More Likely Than Not’ Committed Felony Obstruction. Bonchie — “Everything that’s old is new again, and the walls are closing in on Donald Trump” – “With all due respect to this Clinton-appointed judge, that’s one of the most insane interpretations of the law I’ve ever read.”

Another win for Trump, but it’s nothing to really celebrate. Rajan Laad — “Since the day Donald Trump won the Presidency in 2016, even before he was inaugurated, Democrats in Washington and in the media began their attempts to unseat him.” — “It is always most dangerous when the scornful have power. The Democrats have shown the country what they are capable of by abusing the power of the government to destroy their political opposition.” — “The fact that it took so long is a travesty because the process itself was the equivalent of punishment.”

Donald Trump Is Trending Huge On Twitter, Here’s Why. Hailey Sanibel — “For this episode of Trump Is Guilty Of Something Big, the charge is that there is proof of deleted phone calls on the day of January 6th”

On the YLS debacle. Scott Johnson — “the university is among those venues set apart for vibrant exchange of ideas. It is not the only venue. The courtroom is another. Though the manner in which such exchanges occur on campus and in court differs, both provide an orderly and controlled environment with the aim of ensuring a fair hearing of contending arguments. Actions intended to prevent such hearings injure the whole rationale of the academy and, indeed, the law.”

KBJ Hearings Typify Our Debased Political Discourse. David Catron –” Serious policy debates aren’t possible if basic terms no longer have commonly accepted meanings.” — “If politicians, judges, and other public officials camouflage their true positions and agendas with evasive and euphemistic language because they don’t believe the voters and their congressional representatives will support them, our political discourse becomes so debased that it is impossible to understand — much less trust.”

Disney executive who is the mother of a transgender and a pansexual child says she wants at least half of ALL future characters to be LGBTQIA or racial minorities: Theme parks are now banned from saying ‘hello boys and girls’.  Janon Fisher.

Race-baiting, sexuality dogma, and climate voodoo at the American Psychiatric Association. Deborah C. Tyler — “The article reports Dr. Levounis’s priorities and that “he plans to do the following:  Amplify the psychiatrist’s voice on critical social issues, such as systemic racism, homophobia, and climate change.” – Let’s deconstruct this trinity of social issues, which are of paramount concern to the incoming leader of American psychiatrists.” – “In this time of a tidal wave of mental illness in America, it is a disaster that psychiatry is turning away from the rigors and sacrifices of scientific medicine to fall into the quicksand of anti-scientific, self-serving progressive dogma.”

Instapundit: — “Justin Trudeau has become a punchline on the world stage — for good reason: This is a sad moment — for Canada and its standing within the free world.”

The Progressive’s Ukraine-Envy. Patrick M. Garry — “The envy is directed toward Ukraine, a country being pummeled by Russian tanks and missiles. A country where children, the elderly and the sick are being targeted with bombs.- And yet, it is also a country bravely standing up to one of the largest and best-equipped militaries on earth.  This courage, this love of home and country, this willingness to sacrifice life and fortune – this is the subject of American envy.”

The Democrats’ New ‘Latino’ Problem: The Ghost of James Monroe. Robert Oscar Lopez — “some disturbing maps have circulated showing the globe in terms of which nations have sanctioned Russia over her invasion of Ukraine” — “Most depressing is the fact that a lot of the world just doesn’t believe us” — “It is hard to interpret events as anything other than a massive blow to American credibility abroad.” — “now would be a good time for all those Critical Race theorists in New York and California to update their antiquated assumptions.”

Sure, bring back the 1950s. Don Surber — “Today’s fiction writing seems limited to news stories in NYT and WaPo. And their stories are lame with holes in their plots even a Russian tank commander could drive a convoy through.”

Thirsting for seriousness in the long-form podcast. Meriam Matthews — “It is now common to see lengthy presentations covering deep subjects on YouTube and on various podcasts.  It is also now common that millions, not thousands, of people are watching.” – “There is a thirst in the land, a hunger for seriousness that is lacking in short-form TV ”

Thomas Sowell, Monument to Intelligent Insight. John Dale Dunn — review of Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell by Jason L Riley 304 pp, 18.69  Hardcover 16.69 Kindle, ISBN-10 ? : ? 1541619684  (Basic Books 2021) — “Thomas Sowell is an American literary and philosophical icon — a prolific genius who has graced us with his presence and his extraordinary essays, books and lectures for more than 50 years.”

 

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Insidious – it’s the elections integrity

VDH thinks ‘the people’ are getting pissed? – Price notes the hate rhetoric and accusations going around fit a pattern – Davenport sees the Constitution under attack – Judicial matters are considered hate speech – A freeport question surfaces – media is thin gruel examples abound – Pelosi echoes Nero – Barr is conflicted – Kübler-Ross provides one measure for how far along some are in resolving emotional turmoil: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – that doesn’t touch the projection continuum, [see 10 Defense Mechanisms: What Are They and How They Help Us Cope. Dr. Saul McLeod]. you have to do your own assessment from the available evidence because the professionals are suffering themselves.

The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming. Victor Davis Hanson — “The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance.”

Who Are the Real Haters? Bruce Deitrick Price — “Note how this situation works.  If you disagree with a liberal, in style or substance, you are therefore a hater. … To see this phenomenon metastasized times a thousand, look at the Southern Poverty Law Center.” — “I think we see a spiritual emptiness on the left that allows leftists to criticize haters even as they are the superior haters.”

The Electoral College Goes Back to School. Huck Davenport — “Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, the one thing both should agree on is that our system for selecting the world’s most consequential person is irreparably broken.” — “Everything that is wrong with this country can be traced back to its departure from the core Constitution—the income tax, direct election of senators, the administrative state, and in the case of selecting the president, the assault on the Electoral College. ”

No, Judicial Methodology is Not the Same as Judicial Philosophy.  Jonathan Turley — “It is not the same thing but that evasion was shrugged off by members and commentators alike.” — “It has become common these days for the meaning of words to yield to the political convenience of the moment.”

A Senate Hearing and a Swimming Pool Give the Truth Its Due. Tim O’Brien — “It had to come to this. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked a simple question of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, “What is a woman?” — “Truth is Killed in Increments” — “A Battle Between Reality and Those Who Define it for Others”

The Freeport Question of Our Time. Steven Hayward — “The “Freeport Question” refers to Abraham Lincoln’s devastating question posed to Stephen Douglas in his second debate against Douglas on August 27, 1858, held in Freeport, Illinois.”

Washington Post Says Asking KBJ Questions About Her Legal Rulings Is Worse Than Falsely Accusing Kavanaugh Of Rape. Jordan Boyd — “The Post’s commentaries on Jackson are not only patently false but their phony claims about her confirmation hearing deserve endless taunting.”

The Times Is Putin Us On. John Hinderaker — “The article is weak even by the low standards of the Times. It is long on conclusions and short on evidence. The conclusions are stated up front” — “I’m not sure when it was that criticism of U.S. foreign policy became disreputable and even treasonous. But I’m guessing the relevant date is January 20, 2021.”

The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020. Rich Noyes — “Looking at all eight of these issues together, our poll found that a total of 17% of Biden’s voters told us they would have changed their vote if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories. This would have moved every one of the swing states into Trump’s column, some by a huge margin.” — “The most basic principle of our electoral system is that our leaders are chosen by the people themselves. But if the people are given systematically one-sided information, with crucial facts omitted, then the real power to choose has been stolen from them.”

How Bill Barr’s Silence Impacted The Outcome Of An Election. Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke — “It’s also worth noting that Barr’s decision to make a public statement contrasts sharply with former FBI Director James Comey, who claimed that as a matter of DOJ policy he wouldn’t confirm or deny if President Trump was actually under investigation in 2017.” — “Barr’s differing treatment of Biden and Trump leaves many questions unanswered.” — “By first speaking out and then remaining silent, Barr very directly put his thumb on the scale, leading to material ramifications for our country—including the geopolitical landscape we now face.”

Jan. 6 Committee Claims Its ‘Digital Watergate’ Is Above The Law. Tristan Justice — “Five decades apart, the two cases of political warfare are different only by way of method and ability to conduct illegal opposition research openly.”

Trump Sues the Russia Hoaxers. John Hinderaker — “From a quick review of the Complaint, which is 108 pages long, it does a good job of summarizing the story that most people know pretty well by now. I was mostly interested in three aspects of the Complaint: the venue, the causes of action, and Trump’s lawyers.” — “In principle I applaud Trump for going after the people who conspired against him for years and ultimately did bring him down, but I think the charge of the Light Brigade had better odds of success”

Why Stormy Daniels deserves to be punished. Rajan Laad — “A few days ago, porn star Stormy Daniels lost her appeal in her failed defamation suit against Donald Trump.  She now owes more than $300,000 in legal fees to President Trump.” — “The first reason is that was among the many scandals invented by Democrats and their propaganda wing — i.e., the mainstream media — to overturn the results of the 2016 elections. — As always, facts didn’t matter, and a TV “expert” claimed with certitude that Trump could be forced out of office and even face imprisonment for violating campaign finance laws.” — “The perpetrators deserve to be severely punished for altering the course of democracy.”

Even Republican Presidents Would Seem to Have a Right to Free Speech. Clarice Feldman — “Justice Neil Gorsuch entered the unanimous opinion in the case.  He wrote that not only do elected officials retain the right of free speech but that retention is important if they are to carry out the wishes of their constituents. — Maybe someone should slip the opinion to the hacks running the January 6 Commission.”

The False Gospel of the Enemies Within the Church. Janet Levy — “Christianity has been intricately intertwined with the history and development of America and greatly contributed to its strength.  Judeo-Christian morality, in fact, has been the compass and one of the most powerful influences on Western society.  So, the Marxists see Christianity as the main obstacle to overthrowing Westphalian principles of sovereignty.”

College Officials: The Most Witless People On Earth. I&I Editorial Board — “There are occasional instances of campus officials acting as adults. But not enough. Sad but true, most are just too dense to understand what is happening around them.”

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Suppression of data, cancellation, deceit, and distortion

Congressional propaganda machines – data supression – the American gulag – the takeover of the law schools – conspirators – consequences – whither formal worship? – expediency in dire consequences: is the higher goal being served?

Jan. 6 Committee Will Hire a Writer to Create a ‘Compelling Narrative’. Rick Moran — “They are beginning to prepare a multimedia presentation that will be available online when their final report is released (probably about six weeks out from the midterms).”

Will they differentiate between the legal efforts to challenge the electoral vote count and the illegal efforts to overturn the decision of the voters? Will they paint the peaceably assembled demonstrators who came to the Capitol ellipse to hear Donald Trump and other speakers as insurrectionists? Trying to lump the more than 50,000 Americans who came to listen to Trump in with a couple of hundred rioters who broke into the Capitol is false, misleading propaganda.

One thing that’s certain about this production: it will only tell one side of the story. And the evidence and images will be manipulated with no “minority report” to push back on it.

Free Speech, Ours and Theirs John Hinderaker — “The New York Times Editorial Board published a long essay on free speech on Friday, titled “America Has a Free Speech Problem.” – “while decrying cancel culture, the Times can see some merit in conservatives losing their jobs” – “Given the almost daily horror stories of conservatives being silenced, deplatformed, libeled and fired, you may wonder how the Times can possibly think that the main threat to free speech comes from the right.”

The Takeover of America’s Legal System. Aaron Sibarium — “The kids didn’t grow out of it.” – “This has all come as a shock to many law professors, who had long assumed that law schools wouldn’t cave to the new orthodoxy.” – “As the new ideology has been institutionalized, the costs of disobeying it have grown steeper, both for faculty and for students.”

Instapundit — “big firms were bullied into dropping Trump as a client, none of them appear to be offering pro bono representation to the January 6 defendants, and now we see this: Harvard, Yale, And Stanford Law Students And Faculty Pressure U.S. Law Firms To Cut Ties With Russian Clients. – So given that lawyers apparently are morally responsible for their choice of clients, I think it’s fair to criticize Ketanji Brown Jackson for representating accused terrorists.”

He’s Facing 20 Years For January 6 Charges. His Lawyers Say He Just Went To Protest. Gabe Kaminsky — “Knowlton has also faced repercussions outside of the legal system.”

If you think the government’s version of CV-19 data and research was bad, you should look at climate change research.Conspirators in Their Own Words. Victor Davis Hanson — “Noble left-wing ends always justify odious means, in this case projecting one’s own conspiracist efforts by smearing innocent others as conspiracists.”

Democrats Learn What Consequences Are During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing. Bonchie — “it’s been less than four years since one of the most disturbing, disgusting congressional and media spectacles in US history: The Brett Kavanaugh hearings.” – “For Durbin and his cohorts to demand civility from the GOP after their past behavior is not only laughable, but it’s insulting.”

Dick Durbin blocks documents showing Ketanji Brown Jackson’s judicial record. Monica Showalter — “Which signals that there is something they are trying to hide.” – “The Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination are not going well.” 

The Scandal at Christianity Today. George Neumayr — “The publication says that Mark Galli, its former editor who called for Trump’s removal from office, has a long record of sexual harassment.” – “Call it the Trump curse. Scandals seem to befall his most moralistic critics”

Why Americans Are Really Leaving Church. Casey Chalk — “The answer, contra Broome, is not to dig in our heels and assert our independence in the face of our brokenness. We must look for a healer who knows and can redeem our plight. He awaits us in a transformative encounter within the walls of churches across our nation.”

Ukraine’s War Highlights Again That Men And Women Are Different, And We Need Them That Way. Elaine Donnelly — “Doctrinaire egalitarians do not understand or appreciate complementary differences between men and women.”

The Lincolnian Zelensky? Scott Johnson — “I don’t proclaim that Zelensky’s actions are necessarily justified or taken in good faith. They may mark him as a tyrant. I don’t know. I only know that Ukraine is in a fight for its life and that necessity may have some bearing on Zelensky’s actions” – “My point, and I do have one, is that Zelensky’s exercise of executive power under the dire circumstances that he and his countrymen face may be justly supported by the claim of necessity.”

John Bolton Inadvertently Reminds Us Why We Need Trump. J. Allen Cartwright — “At the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, establishment Republicans seized the opportunity to score political points by placing the blame for Putin’s aggression squarely upon the shoulders of their primary political rival: former president Donald Trump.”

The Medical Establishment’s Willful Blindness About Vaccines and Children. Ted Noel — “When the facts are on the table, we find that the CDC is lying. … We know those are lies, but the demonic chorus is real.” – “The real issue here is called the risk/benefit ratio.”

CDC Tells New York Times It Hid Covid Data For Political Reasons. David Gortler — “Selectively cherry-picking ‘The Science’ to suit a political narrative is not ‘Following the Science.’ It is malpractice and fraud.” – “The day of reckoning for endangering American lives needs to come, and the sooner the better.”

Some Climate Change Observations. Kevin Roche — “If you think the government’s version of CV-19 data and research was bad, you should look at climate change research.”

Freed At Last. Paul F. Petrick — “Rock and roll’s official coming out party on March 21, 1952 at Cleveland Arena ended during the first set. ”

 

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Judges versus the law

Derek just wants to be left alone – Courts confused may be the polite way to say it – Here comes another, comare to Barrett and Kavenaugh – Vermont wants to get rid of the excess (ugly) human baggage.

To Hell with These Leftists. Derek Hunter — “Men are men, women are women, they can live however they want but must not be empowered to force you to deny reality so they can feel good about themselves. If that bothers them, so what? If that hurts them, so what? Anyone interested in forcing you to do/say/think anything fake, anything you don’t believe or don’t want to, isn’t anyone you need to have in your life. They can’t just be ignored anymore, they must be defeated and destroyed, thoroughly.”

Pain and Loathing Commence After Surprise Ohio Redistricting Decision. Bonchie — “Partisan judges, many elected to their positions during the 2018 blue wave, have been a thorn in the side of Republican redistricting attempts over the last year. … It certainly feels as if the two major parties are playing under two different sets of rules.” – “On Friday, news broke that the Ohio Supreme Court had entered a final judgment on the overturned map. What that means is that the redistricting committee is not required to come back to the court for approval on the next map submitted. In short, any challenge of the latest map will need to be filed via a completely new lawsuit.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson: A+ Credentials, D- Judge. Ken Sondik — “For Brown, politics trumps the law.” – “Let’s look at two cases Jackson handled as a district court judge” – “Their message will be that Republicans oppose Jackson, the pick demanded by the pack of court loonies who dominate the Democratic Party, because she is a black woman. – Appoint a liberal activist in robes to satisfy the party’s social justice bosses, then play the race card to energize the black vote for the midterms and beyond. That’s the strategy. – It’s unfortunate. For the Democratic party, it’s also business as usual.”

Vermont leads the way … off the climate bureaucracy cliff. John Klar — “A recent Vermont legislative initiative purports to save the planet…. by “conserving” fifty percent of all Vermont territory for wildlife by 2050!”

 

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Seeing through the fog

Truth matters, eventually – imagination runs wild in racist thinking – Smollet is out on bail pending appeal but don’t tell the WaPo he has privilege – The Koran says things non-muslims need to understand – VDH goes classical for describing Ukraine options.

People Are Seeing Through Holes In Woke Ideology: Critical Theory Expert. Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times — “woke ideology will destroy itself because it is not grounded in truth, but rather seeks power.” – “People sometimes say to me, ‘You didn’t use to make fun of the left as much.’ Yeah, because they didn’t give me so much to work with,” Maher said during a January 2022 episode” — “The truth of those questions is thrown away because [they] don’t care about the truth. It’s expressions of power to control people, and that’s how they view everything. So, you always end up with this endless back and forth, where people are arguing about ‘Well, who benefits?’” – “When the Soviet Union came down, it didn’t crumble because of bombs and guns,” he said. “It collapsed under the weight of the lies that were propping it up.”

Today In Wokery: Whiteboards And “Whiteness” In Physics. Steven Hayward — “Yes, the whole article is just a nonsensical as you think, and thus entirely typical of radical “scholarship” in the academic identity politics hothouses today. But this one is especially absurd because of its focus on . . . whiteboards. Don’t believe me? From the complete article” – “One wonders how the APS allowed themselves to conned into allowing this journal to claim an affiliation with them.”

Washington Post Column: Jussie Smollett is “Just Another Black Man Serving Time-in a System More Perverted than his Crime. Jonathan Turley – “leave readers with a strikingly false impression of the facts and findings in the case.” – “What is most striking about the Washington Post column is the claim that it is Smollett’s brief jail term — not his hoax — that will undermine future cases of racist attacks … I would think that the greater damage is promulgating a craven and sensational hoax that cost the city and the police a fortune while risking that others may doubt for such claims in the future.”

An Injustice Worse than the Plight of George Floyd. Jeffrey Folks — “The names of Terry Aultman and Brenda Aultman are not well known, but they should be, more so than that of George Floyd. – For once, maybe the national media could play fair and report honestly about a black-on-white murder, but they won’t.”

The Reason Islam’s So Keen on Hating Us. Raymond Ibrahim — “In short, jihad — or terrorism, war on non-Muslims for no less a reason than that they are non-Muslims — is simply the physical realization of an ignored doctrine that precedes it: Islam’s unequivocal command for Muslims to hate non-Muslims.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Classical Choices. Victor Davis Hanson — “Is it to be Salamis, Thebes, Thermopylae—or Melos?”

 

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Soft facts and hard conclusions

Legal process is supposed to be hard but has become mushy – Trump’s got an idea on how to harden staff – Democrat leadership is a wooden knife in a a hard context – Google fondles evil for hard results on soft perceptions – security guarantees are maybe not as hard as many assumed – Tabarrok notes an interview with sense about Russia – The Atlantic figures that the horror of a nuclear holocaust is what happens to global weather – NGO’s influence is insidious – Rittenhouse retractions – Brady leads – and medical professionals through out a century of experience gained knowledge

Wait…That’s How Long a Jan. 6 Defendant Has Been Detained With No Indictment. Matt Vespa — “This sounds like something out of North Korea, Hussein’s Iraq, or Castro’s Cuba. We have a person detained for nearly 90 days without an indictment. Why? Well, this person was around the Capitol Building during the January 6 riot.” – “While it’s perfectly fine to dismiss January 6 because it wasn’t that big of a deal, the fact that the nation is falling apart because Joe Biden is a failed president also lends itself to be a massive cover to those who were illegally detained, like Mr. Denney.”

Now You’re Talking: Trump Offers a Proposal to Destroy the Deep State. Robert Spencer — “Virtually all Americans believed, until the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January 20, 2017, that when someone became president, he could begin to implement his agenda. Certainly Old Joe Biden’s handlers have done so with a vengeance since they took over; but when Trump became president, he immediately began to encounter resistance from entrenched members of the government bureaucracy who refused to do as he ordered.” – “It’s a commonsensical solution, as Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance pointed out. “Everyone is losing their mind about this, but I’ve been calling for it at every town hall I do. Either the president controls the executive branch or he doesn’t. If he doesn’t, we don’t live in a Republic, we live in a civil service driven oligarchy.”

Democrat leadership has devalued America beyond recognition. Terry Paulding — “Elections have consequences. How many times have you heard that? It’s certainly true. The world has been watching our country tilt to the dark side, which set things in motion that have consequences far beyond our own society. I see what is happening in Ukraine, at least in part, as the result of our dishonest left’s manipulation, leading to the emasculation and degradation of our once well-ordered society.”

Google Attacks Us For Reporting On Our Own Poll — Calls It ‘Harmful lnformation’. I & I Editorial Board — “kudos, Google. You’ve just taken another step towards acting like a totalitarian dictator. Remind us again of what that motto was you used to parade around. Be evil? Be like Stalin? Help us out here.”

Security Guarantees, Real And Imagined. John Hinderaker — “It is highly unlikely that we will elect a president more feckless than Joe Biden, but it it useful to see how that possibility weighs on the minds of European decision makers. But the key point here is that the Europeans might be able to defend themselves while the U.S. focuses on the Pacific.” – “Donald Trump was right: it is long past time for powerful European countries, including Germany, to look to their own defense, even if in cooperation with us. And, of course, the more able they are to defend themselves against Russian aggression, the more likely they are to receive military help from their NATO allies, including us, should the time come.”

Kotkin on Russia and the West. Alex Tabarrok — “Kotkin has some some thoughts on the Kennan, Mearsheimer, Kissinger, Hill, Service et al. view that expanding NATO was a precipitating event in the Ukraine-Russia war which are well taken, albeit he fails to think on the margin. Much more important is his full throated defense of the West. Just a few months ago a defense like this would have been branded as right-wing agitprop and the author attacked for not being woke to the evils of capitalism. But Putin has reminded the West of its virtues.”

The Atlantic’s take on nuclear war shows us why satire is impossible today. Andrea Widburg — “I would have imagined that most people would have a strong enough grasp on reality to think that the worst things flowing from a nuclear war would be the instant deaths of tens of people, the survivor’s slow radiation poisoning, vast segments of the world’s entire infrastructure permanently broken, and human life entering a period of almost unimaginable apocalyptic horror.”

Maria Bartiromo’s Sources Are Right: The Biden Administration Is Actively Partnering With Putin On Climate And Iran. Emily Jashinsky — “Whether or not you agree with the wisdom of these decisions, the Biden administration is openly continuing to treat Russia as a ‘partner’ on climate and Iran.”

Green Politicians Closing Nuclear Plants Are Putin’s ‘Useful Idiots’. Chris Tomlinson — “In 2017, United States congressmen Lamar Smith and Randy Weber wrote a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claiming that Russia had used shell companies in Bermuda to funnel money to various NGOs and claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had admitted at a private dinner that Russia funded NGOs.”

Tom Brady Returns! John Hinderaker — “What Brady has achieved can’t possibly be the result of unique athletic talent. Rather, it must represent an all-time great lesson in what it means to be a leader. To elevate those around you to a level that they didn’t know they could attain.”

An Academic Coda on Kyle Rittenhouse. Seth Barrett Tillman — “Academics make mistakes. – They join in group think. – They retract. – Sometimes they do not even notice that they are retracting. – And they cover their tracks. – It is not a very pretty picture.”

Here from Kevin MD is your medical profession – can you tell what is happening to the medical profession? [hint: look for hyperbole, logical fallacies, and unsupported beliefs often contradicting reality]

Governor Abbott’s decree: medically harmful, scientifically unfounded, and unethical. Michael Morse, MD and Christian Moser, MD

Remove race from clinical guidelines. Carmen Presti, DNP, APRN

 

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Appeasement and acclamation; betrayal and ignorance

 Iran appeasement is US betrayal – the FBI is above the law and its own rules – Tucker describes dangers – Democrats dictate Constitutional amendments – Pigs fly by Congressional shenanigans, er ‘tactics’ – the NYT, ’nuff said – state law isn’t for Feds to decide – reading is difficult but perhaps that is why we face so many challenges with propaganda 

Washington’s Betrayal Has Only Just Begun. Caroline Glick — “We are about to be scapegoated.” – “The Saudis and the Emirates clearly already recognize the sucker’s game that Biden and his team are playing.”

Audit reveals FBI rule-breaking in probes involving politicians, religious groups, media. Ryan Lovelace — “Cato Institute senior fellow Patrick Eddington uncovered the audit in litigation his organization brought against the FBI for access to government records. He said the audit reveals how far “off-the-chain” FBI field offices have strayed.” – “In and around the timespan of the audit, the Justice Department and FBI repeatedly came under scrutiny for questionable investigations involving lawmakers and news reporters.”

Perhaps Tucker Carlson’s most profound monologue ever. Andrea Widburg — “about Biden’s latest, terrifying power-grab and how our government is destroying the American economy.” – “without a single pause, the Biden administration slipped effortlessly from COVID emergency powers (which are now passé thanks to polling) and is, instead, assuming war powers” – “Tucker explained that what happened is unprecedented and incredibly dangerous for the American people” – “What he has to say is profoundly ugly and disturbing, but it’s also important.  We are close to the cliff’s edge.  I don’t know if there’s still time to turn back or if we’ve actually crossed the edge and are in free fall.  I do know, though, that if there’s still a chance, we must slam on the brakes.”

Amendments by Acclamation: Democrats Move to Simply Declare the Equal Rights Amendment as Ratified. Jonathan Turley — “these Democrats insist that a unilateral decision from Ferriero declaring it ratified would mean it is ratified … at least until some courts say otherwise.” – “Such muscle plays have become common in the last two years” – “So, an amendment that died decades ago, arguably eight states short of ratification, simply would be published as law by fiat of the archivist”

When Pigs Fly: Congress Inserts over 4,000 Pork Earmarks in Spending Bill. Jonathan Turley — “For years, Congress has dispensed with the pretense of informed legislative process when it comes to major bills and appropriations.” – “It is a familiar tactic on pork spending. You can hide an entire drove of pigs behind a single redeeming budget item” – “it is hard to have that debate when congressional leaders are dumping massive bills and calling for quick votes on little more than the cover page.”

NYT calls for censorship. Don Surber — “The New York Times stopped being a reliable newspaper 20 to 25 years ago. But its slide into supporting an authoritarian government in the past 6 years is breath-taking. NYT reacted to the election of Donald John Trump with a temper tantrum that became a dark propaganda campaign.” – “NYT is run by masters of the masquerade with their fake insurrection, fake collusion and fake 1619 project” – “If NYT really believed disinformation and vitriol were bad, it would cease publication.”

The Ministry of Public Information Announces Internet Search Modifications to Protect Citizens Against Wrong Thoughts. Sundance — “In the olden days this would be akin to picking up a redacted Yellow Pages phone directory” – “Comrades, the Ministry of Public Information, DuckDuckGo Division, is making modifications to the internet search engine results in order to protect us from dis-information, mis-information and mal-information.  Wrongthinking perspectives will no longer be acceptable.”

Texas Supreme Court Ruling Ends Remaining Challenge To “Fetal Heartbeat” Law. William A. Jacobson — “For now, the Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law is alive and kicking.”

Teens should read the whole book. Joanne Jacobs — “High school students need to read challenging books — not excerpts or simplified versions, argues Arthur Unobskey” – “I urged my boss to let students struggle with the original, even if they couldn’t handle it all, rather than giving them my dumbed-down version. She said, “You don’t understand. These kids can’t read.” – I realized that a man captured in Africa, held as a slave and self-educated in defiance of the law wrote English that freeborn American teenagers, schooled since the age of five, could not read.”

 

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