April 15, 2021

Essentials

Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court Will Soon Have to Address Tech Censorship

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas today outlined a detailed legal argument for why social media companies might need to be subject to strict rules forbidding them from denying service to users for any reason or no reason, including the possibility of designating them as common carriers — which would effectively eliminate their ability to ban…

L.A. City Council Member Mike Bonin Proposes Homeless Shelters on Local Beaches

Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin has proposed sheltering the city’s growing homeless populations in facilities at local beaches on the Pacific Ocean, provoking the ire of local residents who rely on the beaches for recreation. Touting what he calls an “everything in” approach to homelessness, Bonin posted his plan last week, which includes a…

GENERAL FLYNN THE POWER OF THE GRASSROOTS

In order to save our Republic all red states need to band together to resist communism.  

Citing China’s ‘Genocidal Campaign,’ MPs Demand Relocation of Beijing Olympics

People walk on the Olympic Green near a countdown clock showing the time remaining before the 2022 Beijing Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Canada More than a dozen federal lawmakers from all parties are calling for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be moved outside China, citing a “genocidal campaign” by […]

Joe Biden’s Hand in Corruption, Subversion and Crime in Guatemala

In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). CICIG was established in Guatemala in 2006 under the pretext of prosecuting “crimes committed by members of illegal security forces and clandestine […]

Who Knew About And Planned The “Insurrection?”

By: Cliff Kincaid The violence on January 6 was planned ahead of time, and we should not be surprised to learn that the same intelligence agencies that have been trying to bring down the Trump presidency knew about this in advance and were planning to blame it on the president. Evidence has already surfaced — […]

BIDEN PRESIDENCY MEANS THE END OF AMERICA

Journalist Alex Newman says, “If Trump manages to pull it off and stay in, it’s still going to be a very, very rough ride. If Biden does get in, it’s not going to be a rough ride just for the short term, but it may be the end of our constitutional republic as we have […]

Kevin McCarthy Announces Support for Challenge to Electoral College

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Sunday his support for efforts to challenge the certification by Congress of the electoral college votes on January 6. McCarthy’s remarks came during a discussion with the Hill, in which he stated a “debate” on the issue is needed. “I think it’s right that we […]

On January 6, we learn whether our Constitution will hold

And whether congressional Republicans care January 6 is the day we learn whether our Constitution will hold and whether congressional Republicans care. The 2020 presidential election was, in several targeted battleground states, an unconstitutional electoral exercise. Even putting aside evidence of significant fraud, virtually none of which received a hearing by our courts, events leading […]

Apathy an Early Marker of Frontotemporal Dementia

Apathy is an early marker of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and predicts future cognitive decline, a new study has shown. Results showed that apathy occurs early in the disease course of genetic FTD before cognitive decline, reflecting early brain changes and predicting individual future clinical trajectories of cognitive and executive function deterioration. “Our study shows clearly…

Can Drinking Lots of Water Flush Out COVID-19?

krisanapong detraphiphatGetty Images Water is amazing stuff. About 71 percent of the earth’s surface is covered in it, and up to 60 percent of the human body is made of water. It’s essential for keeping us alive in plenty of ways—it helps you get rid of waste, helps you keep your body temperature regulated and…

Joe Biden Needs a Pivot to a Humbler Foreign Policy

The past 20 years have brought little except failure and destruction. Rather than listen to Antony Blinken, Biden should change.U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce new cabinet nominations at the Queen Theatre on December 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Joe Biden is officially the president-elect. He will…

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Practice and Medical School

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra plays “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini, sung by Tracey Welborn, registered nurse and tenor. The orchestra performs its Christmas concert December 17, presented by Carnegie Hall. Tracey Welborn, RN, did not expect he’d be singing “Nessun Dorma” — the well-known aria from Puccini’s opera Turandot — with a national orchestra made…

The Season 8 Cast of Below Deck Has Held Up Just Fine After Filming

Good news for longtime Bravo fans—Below Deck is back for Season 8, and so far, it’s been a doozy. Here’s a quick recap: A brand-new chief stew debuted on the show, replacing long-time cast member Kate Chastain. Eddie Lucas is back in the coveted bosun position, hoping to once again earn Captain Lee’s trust after…

Otis Elevator Company Recalls to Inspect Private Residence Elevators Due to Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Typical Private Residence Elevator with Exterior…

Local Sheriffs Are Pushing Back on Some of the Lockdown’s Harsher Measures

The elected law enforcement officials aren’t taking kindly to Democratic governors’ unilateral edicts on public health.The limits of the government’s power to follow through with some of its public-health orders are being tested as states impose new restrictions on private gatherings because of COVID-19.“You have due process,” said Sheriff Richard Giardino, of Fulton County, N.Y.…

Three Vested Interests A New Administration Should Assail

Changes to America’s security clearance culture, document classification system, and economic sanctions regime are beyond due.The new administration, like all its predecessors since the start of the Cold War, will perpetuate three features of Washington life that Americans have been lulled into taking for granted, whose continuation is supported by powerful Washington bureaucracies in the…

The 30 Best Ways to Lose Weight and Get Rid of Your Belly

You’ve likely heard the stories about the guy who stops drinking soda and then drops 10 pounds in a few months. Although those kind of results for something so simple may seem too good to be true, small lifestyle changes can, in fact, result in big-time fat loss.And when it comes to weight loss, your…

Santiago Abascal, Spain’s New Cold Warrior

The Vox party leader is often called Trumpian or far-right, but Abascal sees himself as a bulwark against a new wave of global communism.In 2014 a Basque Spanish politician named Santiago Abascal broke off from the established center-right political party of Spain, the Partido Popular (PP), and co-founded a new party and veritable political movement…

How Donald Trump Rescued the “Blob”

Joe Biden has moved to the left on many issues. Why hasn’t he done the same on foreign policy?“Joe Biden has the most progressive platform in history” was a familiar talking point in the last months before the election, both from Republicans trying to paint the Democratic nominee as a socialist controlled by the “radical…

Where Do Conservatives Go on Foreign Policy Now?

There are more conservative restrainers and non-interventionists than you might think. The end of the Trump presidency leaves conservatives still deeply divided on foreign policy. The failures of Trump-era initiatives have arguably left things up for grabs to a much greater extent than at any time since the early 1990s. That is an opportunity for…

Conservative Life in the Liberal Professoriate: A Cautionary Tale

The author wrote a piece for a university publication pointing out the coronavirus came from Wuhan. Then the furies descended.Tillman Hall at Winthrop University. Credit: Graysick/Wikimedia“American life has been ruthlessly corrupted by a liberal ethos. It is an ethos that aims simultaneously at political and social collectivism on the one hand, and moral anarchy on…

Paul Kingsnorth’s Surprising Conservatism

The British author’s latest novel explores human limitations in the wake of an ecological catastrophe. Right-wingers, take notes.Alexandria, by Paul Kingsnorth, (Graywolf Press: 2020), 408 pages.In recent years, an unholy alchemy of marketing quackery, public relations spin, and abstruse academic theory has popularized the idea that slanted vocabulary can change facts on the ground. Unjustified…

White Working-Class Safari Journalism and the Racial Double Standard

Could the “Hillbilly Elegy” movie or the book “Big White Ghetto” ever be made about our inner-cities?If Bernie Sanders accomplished anything sacrificing his self-respect to become the Democratic Party’s prison girlfriend, it was to elevate racism, the fate of the Rust Belt, and economic inequality to front-page stories. The problem is that as long as…

On the Horizon: Asciminib, a New Drug for Treating R/R CML

The investigational drug asciminib (being developed by Novartis) may become the new kid on the block for the treatment of chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CMP-CP) for patients who have relapsed on or are refractory to at least two prior tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). New results from the ASCEMBL study (NCT03106779) show that patients who…

Feds Delivering COVID Vaccine Shipments to 145 Sites Today

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials gave an update Monday morning on the progress of shipments of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, saying that 145 shipments would be delivered by 2:00 PM local time around the United States. Gen. Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer…

America is a Nation of Rogues

A country is more than a set of principles. It is a character—and America’s is rebellious. Actors Peter Fonda (front on bike), Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper on the set of his movie Easy Rider. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)“In America, you can be anything you want.” So a French friend of mine…

The Case for Vetoing the Stimulus Without the Checks

Sens. Josh Hawley and Bernie Sanders have rushed in at the eleventh hour demanding personal stimulus checks. It’s a high wire act. It could kill the bill. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks a question during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled Police Use of Force and Community Relations, in Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington,…

Why Rand Paul is Right to Oppose the Defense Bill

The Kentucky senator recognizes that the neocons’ use of ‘unitary executive theory’ is pure war propaganda, and nothing more.“Rand Paul is at it again,” blared Politico on Thursday. “And his moves could force another brief government shutdown.”While Politico and other media outlets seemed to frame the Republican senator’s opposition to the 2020 National Defense Authorization…

Fight the Lockdowns in the Name of Public Liberty

Church parishioners are now being punished for gathering to express their faith. George Washington warned us about this.On Sunday, November 29, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) blockaded nearly 100 parishioners at Church of God Restoration on the side of the highway. One person was fined and reportedly more penalties may follow. A week prior,…

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