“[The judicial branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)
IN TODAY’S DIGEST
“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” President Donald Trump said of Amy Coney Barrett in 2018. True to his word, after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last month, Trump nominated Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. Now-Justice Barrett was confirmed by a shamefully partisan 52-48 vote Monday night — a glaring contrast with the 96-3 display of bipartisan comity that confirmed Ginsburg in 1993. It’s also worth noting that Barrett was given her constitutional oath by Justice Clarence Thomas, who, after being subjected to Democrats’ attempted character assassination in 1991, was likewise confirmed 52-48.
Which party has politicized the Supreme Court?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deserves immense credit for ignoring Democrats’ hyperventilating hypocrisy and nastiness toward a fine and qualified woman in order to push her nomination through before the election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, defined the nastiness, grousing that Monday “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate.”
The truth is that Barrett more than proved herself during Senate hearings. After Chief Justice John Roberts administered the judicial oath this morning, she took her well-deserved seat as the nation’s 115th — and only fifth woman — justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Now voters can decide if they’ll reward the Republicans’ calculated and precedent-following process that puts a constitutionally faithful originalist on the nation’s highest court, or if they’ll gamble on the Democrats’ bid to pack the Court and demolish America’s institutions.
Some Democrats cloaked their intentions in vague terms, following the lead of Joe Biden’s commission on court packing. Senator Kamala Harris, who may soon be president, falsely protested, “Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process — all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions.” She then issued a veiled threat: “We won’t forget this.”
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who called Monday a “dark day,” railed against Barrett’s “illegitimate nomination.” Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown insisted that “everything is on the table” in terms of countering it. Connecticut Senator Chris Coons said he’s ready for a “wide-open conversation” because Trump’s nominees can’t “be allowed to sit peaceably.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mused, “Should we expand the courts? Let’s take a look and see.”
Others just came right out and said it. “We must expand the Supreme Court,” declared Massachusetts’ other senator, Ed Markey. “Expand the court,” proclaimed both Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
Which party will continue to politicize the Supreme Court?
Meanwhile, a couple of Republicans bear particular mention. First of all, Susan Collins of Maine, who’s in trouble in her reelection bid, was the only GOP senator to vote “no.” In declaring her intent, she grossly mischaracterized the Republicans’ position on Merrick Garland in 2016: “The Senate should follow the precedent set four years ago and not vote on a nominee prior to the presidential election.” That was not the precedent. The GOP went to great pains in 2016 to explain that a White House and Senate in the hands of opposing parties, not the mere fact of an election year, created the need for an electoral decision.
On the plus side are three other Republicans. As The Wall Street Journal editorial board put it, “[Judiciary] Chairman Lindsey Graham left the campaign trail to lead the Judiciary Committee hearings. Senators Cory Gardner and Martha McSally, who might lose on Nov. 3, didn’t flinch.”
And, again, McConnell has masterfully stewarded not just this nomination but those of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as more than 200 federal judges in the lower courts that will go a long way toward bending the judiciary back to the Constitution. He argues that Barrett’s confirmation will “not [be] a liability” for GOP Senate candidates “but an asset.” Republicans are certainly hoping he’s right and that they hold the Senate.
On a final note, we’ll excerpt some of Barrett’s remarks in Monday night’s ceremony:
Thank you, President Trump, for selecting me to serve as an associate justice at the United States Supreme Court. It’s a privilege to be asked to serve my country in this office. I stand here tonight truly honored and humbled. Thanks also to the Senate for giving its consent to my appointment. I am grateful for the confidence you have expressed in me and I pledge to you and the American people that I will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability. …
I have spent a good amount of time over the last month at the Senate, both in meetings with individual senators and in days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation process has made ever-clearer to me one of the fundamental differences between the federal judiciary and the United States Senate, and perhaps the most acute is the role of policy preferences. It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences; in fact, it would be a dereliction of duty to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give in to them.
Federal judges don’t stand for election, thus they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people. This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government. A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her. The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty; the Rule of Law must always control.
My fellow Americans, even though we judges don’t face elections, we still work for you. It is your Constitution that establishes the Rule of Law and the judicial independence that is so central to it. The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor and that I will do so independent of both the political branches and my own preferences. I love the Constitution and the democratic republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it. Thank you.
With Election Day 2020 just one week away, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Trump’s family members are crisscrossing the country holding campaign rally after campaign rally in an effort to secure four more years of American greatness. And in rally after rally, it’s patently evident that voter enthusiasm for Trump is extremely high, demonstrated by the fact that thousands are showing up each time to express their support for the president despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Even in the locked-down state of Minnesota, 650 people in Hibbing attended a Pence rally on Monday, despite the state’s COVID guidelines limiting gatherings to 250. When alerted to the violation, the Trump campaign wryly called the event a “peaceful protest,” an obvious reference to the Left’s hypocritical practice of dismissing crowd concerns when involving leftist protests.
But it’s not just the huge numbers of people showing up for the Trump campaign’s scheduled rallies that back up the claims of high enthusiasm; it’s the grassroots-originated events wholly independent of the Trump campaign. Take, for example, last Saturday’s “Interstate 70 Trump Train” in Washington, Pennsylvania, that attracted upwards of 5,000 folks in more than 2,000 vehicles, all expressing their support for Trump. MSM coverage was conspicuously absent, as it has been with countless other pro-Trump grassroots rallies across the nation.
Furthermore, contrary to the Leftmedia narrative, these Trump rallies are anything but doom-and-gloom, white-nationalist, fearmongering events. Rather, they are an upbeat party packed with everyday Americans of all races coming together to support and celebrate the fact that Trump is their guy. Unlike Washington elitists who turn their noses up at the “poorly educated,” backwards, bigoted, gun-toting, Bible-thumping “deplorables,” Trump celebrates them as fellow Americans. He’s there for them and loves them, and they know it.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s campaign has had conspicuously fewer events and rallies. While the mainstream media’s chattering class continuously references Biden’s “comfortable lead” in the polls coupled with concerns over coronavirus numbers as the likely reasons for his sleepy campaign schedule, there’s the glaring reality that his events simply don’t attract the crowds — and when they do, there are sometimes fewer Biden backers than what Biden called Trump’s “chumps.” In fact, if it wasn’t for the media endlessly regurgitating the polls, would anyone actually believe Trump was losing?
In the final presidential debate last week, among the many lies Joe Biden propagated was his insistence that President Donald Trump had been negligent in his handling of the CV19 pandemic crisis. Incredibly, Biden implied Trump was to blame for the deaths of more than 200,000 people and will be at fault for the next 200,000 “dark winter” deaths to come because “the president thus far … still has no plan, no comprehensive plan.”
Biden had previously accused Trump of “a life-and-death betrayal of the American people” and said his negligence was “beyond despicable.” Biden added, “It’s a dereliction of duty, a disgrace. He knew how deadly it was. He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied.”
The fact is, the Trump administration’s planning and response mirrors the best advice his medical experts and the CDC provided him, as aptly demonstrated by the comprehensive chronological action timeline we have compiled.
The administration’s actions reflect the advice provided by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
So what did Fauci say about the COVID risk and when?
On 21 January, Fauci said, “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.” On 26 January, Fauci again declared, “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States.” On 31 January, as Biden was criticizing Trump for banning travel from China, Fauci said, “We still have a low risk to the American public, but we want to keep it at a low risk.”
On 3 February, as a result of Trump’s actions, Fauci said, “I think you are going to see a dampening down” of cases. On 17 February, he repeated his assertion that the danger to Americans was “just minuscule” versus the “real and present danger” of the seasonal flu. He warned against the “outlandish extrapolations of fear” and at that time infamously declared, “Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.” Indeed, as I wrote in February, “Democrats Hang 2020 Hopes on Pandemic Recession.”
It was not until 28 February that Fauci finally declared, “It could be really, really bad,” but added, “I don’t think it’s gonna be, because I think we’d be able to do the kind of mitigation. It could be mild.” A day later, he said: “Right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change. … I mean, this could be a major outbreak. I hope not. Or it could be something that’s reasonably well controlled. At the end of the day, this will ultimately go down.”
On 9 March, Fauci asserted: “If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship. But … an elderly person who has an underlying condition, I would recommend strongly that they do not go on a cruise ship.” On 10 March, Fauci insisted, “As a nation, the risk is relatively low,” but added, “There are parts of the country right now that are having community spread in which the risk there is clearly a bit more than that.”
It was three days later, on 13 March, that Fauci prompted Trump to declare a national emergency.
In other words, despite Biden’s ludicrous claims, the best advice Trump was being given through the middle of March was that COVID-19 was not going to be deadly and could be contained by following basic CDC health guidelines. Nobody, NOBODY — least of all Joe Biden, who was criticizing Trump for overreacting — understood the threat.
As for the litany of Kamala Harris blame-shifting lies, she lamented, “[Trump’s] flip-flopping on social distancing and wearing masks.” But recall that Fauci declared on 8 March, “Right now in the United States people should not be walking around in masks.”
Harris insisted, “[Trump] praised the transparency of the Chinese government. He said, ‘China has been working hard to contain the coronavirus.’” At that time, recall Anthony Fauci declared on 22 January: “From what I can see right now, [the ChiComs] are really being much, much more transparent than what happened with SARS, where they really kept back information for a while. It was really embarrassing to them. They’re really transparent now.”
Bottom line: If, as Biden and Harris conveniently insist, Trump misinformed the nation, it was because he was misinformed by Fauci. But he was not misinformed — both Trump and Fauci were providing the best information they had.
If you listened carefully to the Biden-Harris complaints, there is nothing they have suggested they would do that the Trump administration has not already done.
Despite the fact that Democrats have disgracefully treated this pandemic as cheap political fodder, COVID was made in China. But “The Big Guy” is avoiding any mention of China, as he does not want to remind voters about his unraveling pay-to-play ChiCom scandal.
If your children have been trudging home lately with a backpack full of animus toward President Donald Trump, it might just be because they’re learning that he’s a racist.
And they’re not just learning this from a couple of woke young teachers unable to separate their political views from their professional duties. No, they’re learning it from Scholastic magazine, the tried-and-true reading companion that has for decades been a fixture in classrooms across the country. “Over 6 million students read Scholastic News every week!” the editors tell us. “See why so many teachers rely on this exceptional magazine to engage their students, build nonfiction-reading skills, and increase content-area knowledge.”
As might be expected, Scholastic has developed a suite of “Election 2020” materials, including candidate profiles of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as well as perspectives on the leading issues of the day: pandemic response, racial justice, economy, healthcare, climate change, education, immigration, and America and the world.
“The long history of unjust treatment of Black people in America is a major focus of this election,” begins the Racial Justice category, which then goes on to explain that “in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, huge protests erupted across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.” We then learn that President Trump “has defended law enforcement, opposed protesters’ calls for reforms, and taken an aggressive stance against the [wait for it!] largely peaceful demonstrations. In July, for instance, he sent federal police to Portland, Oregon, to break up rallies there. Local officials say those officers illegally detained protesters and sparked violence.”
To recap: The police were routinely killing blacks, the result of which was an eruption of “protests” and “peaceful demonstrations” and “rallies,” but there was no rioting, no looting, no arson, no defacing or yanking down of statues, no efforts to incinerate cops in their vehicles with Molotov cocktails, no prolonged takeovers of whole sections of our nation’s cities, no attempts to burn down federal courthouses, no assaults, no battery, and no murders. Nothing like that. And it was the president who “sparked violence” in otherwise peaceful Portland.
“Many people see the president’s response to the protests as part of a pattern of racism,” the indoctrinators at Scholastic tell our children. “He has repeatedly made racist statements and at times shown support for people who promote white supremacy. He has also largely refused to acknowledge the role racism plays in America. For example, he has dismissed research showing that Black people are more likely than white people to be stopped, arrested, and killed by the police.”
Not surprisingly, none of Heather Mac Donald’s data-driven research appears to have made its way into Scholastic’s Trump-hating BLM propaganda. Nor was there any mention of the empowering self-help message of, say, Candace Owens. Nor the death of retired police chief David Dorn, a black man far more worthy of martyr status than Michael Brown or George Floyd or Freddie Gray or Rayshard Brooks. No, the sad fact is that not all black lives matter to the Marxists at Black Lives Matter.
You’re encouraged to read the entire Trump profile yourself and compare it to that of Joe Biden, who undergoes his own share of criticism (without Scholastic calling him a racist) but who seems substantially more sympathetic than President Trump, despite his own troubled history on race.
And this, of course, is just the section on “racial justice.” We wonder what Scholastic has to say about President Trump’s position on “immigration” or “climate change.”
The biggest problem with being a narcissist is the fact that one can’t help but view everything through the lens of deluded self-importance. True to form, Hillary Clinton once again reminded everyone why she was such an odious and unlikeable candidate. In comments resembling her infamous “basket of deplorables” slander from 2016, Clinton went low, accusing most elected Republicans of being “cowards” and “spineless enablers” of President Donald Trump. “Most Republicans are going to want to close the page,” she asserted without evidence while robotically botching the metaphor. She added, “They want to see him gone as much as we do, but they can’t say it publicly.”
She wasn’t done with hubris. Asked if a woman president would have handled the COVID-19 pandemic better than Trump, Clinton ridiculously asserted, “I have no doubt, especially if it were me. I have no doubt. I mean, I was born for that.”
Demonstrating for the umpteenth time that she has yet to come to grips with the fact that the American people chose Trump over her in 2016, Clinton lamented, “It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions” should Trump win reelection. That’s hilarious when it’s actually Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats who have plans to fundamentally transform America’s institutions — plans that include packing the Supreme Court and eliminating the Electoral College.
Clinton further claimed (also without evidence) that Trump is guilty of “damaging … our norms and our values, and lessening … our leadership.” She concluded, “And the list goes on.”
Leadership? Over the weekend, Trump led yet another Muslim-majority nation into normalizing relations with Israel. It would seem that Trump’s foreign policy success has far outdone anything Clinton oversaw while serving as Barack Obama’s pay-to-play secretary of state. Indeed, what stands out most from that era is Clinton’s ridiculous and failed “Russian reset” and her abysmal Benghazi failure and deceit.
What might be most loathsome about Clinton’s comments is her condescension toward anyone who would dare to support Trump and his America-first agenda. But there’s also Clinton’s own massive hypocrisy. Responding to a question regarding whether she would say of Trump “lock him up,” Clinton gasped with feigned indignation, “No, I would never say that. … I believe in the rule of law, unlike some of these people.” Still no word on what Clinton did with those 30,000 emails that went missing from her illegal home-brew server. So much for believing in the Rule of Law. Evidently, in Clinton’s mind, she is the law.
There’s an old-school journalistic adage that goes, “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.” Translation: Make sure all your facts are airtight before we go to print. Obviously, though, this comes from a bygone era — an era back before mainstream media journalists, editors, and publishers devolved into no-good hyper-partisan scumbags.
Those were the days.
These days, though, the Fourth Estate has its massive thumb firmly on the political scale, and at no time and in no place has this been more evident than its astounding indifference to the New York Post’s bombshell reporting on the influence peddling and self-enrichment schemes of the Biden Crime Family.
Take, for example, a “perspective” piece by Thomas Rid that appeared in Saturday’s Washington Post. Rid, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, insists that Hunter Biden’s emails — the ones found on the laptop abandoned at a local computer repair shop, the ones whose authenticity no one has seriously challenged — should be assumed to be fake. Put bluntly, Rid says, “We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.”
“Even if they probably aren’t.” Let that sink in.
Rid, who seems like a useful idiot of the Biden campaign, insists that what we have here isn’t worthy of journalistic exploration. At least not until after the election.
“First,” he insists, “every individual little fact — every email, every text, every photo — must be independently verified when data is surfaced in such a suspicious way, not just one piece of information. Genuine photos, for example, could be there simply to add credibility to forged emails surfaced along with the photos — shielding a few forgeries with genuine content would be a time-tested active measures tactic.”
Nothing to see but RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, folks. Move along.
So much for a curious and intrepid media — at least when the subject is a Democrat nominee for president. As The Daily Wire’s Tim Pearce writes, “Arguably the most impactful disinformation drop of the 2016 campaign was the unverified, and since debunked, Steele dossier first published by BuzzFeed that fueled ex-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election. Rid’s roughly 1,700-word article never mentions the dossier, however, and instead compares the Biden emails to a ‘Russian hack-and-leak operation.’”
What we have here, then, is a mainstream media cabal that in 2016 and 2017 launched itself headlong into the thickets of a real Russian disinformation campaign in order to damage then-candidate and now-President Donald Trump, and yet today, in the face of zero evidence that the Russians are involved in creating phony Hunter Biden emails and phony Hunter Biden images on a phony Hunter Biden MacBook, it sees Russkies lurking behind every laptop.
As Rid put it, “Take a step back, and the Russian interference of 2016 holds valuable lessons on what to do and what not to do in 2020.” Ah, now they take a step back. Now they decide to err on the side of the accused.
Or, as Matt Taibbi — that rarest of rare birds, an honest lefty journalist — puts it, “The least curious people in the country right now appear to be the credentialed news media, a situation normally unique to tinpot authoritarian societies.”
If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s certainly this: We should be treating our mainstream media and certain academic elites as if they were nothing more than paid shills for the Biden campaign … even if they probably aren’t.
You’ve probably heard about how the Proud Boys tried to intimidate Democrat voters last week by sending them threatening emails. If it wasn’t the media spreading the word about unacceptable threats, then it was The Lincoln Project hyping the incident and blaming President Donald Trump for the actions of the group. But there was just one problem: The Proud Boys, while not anybody’s idea of angels, had nothing to do with it.
The perpetrator was, instead, the theocratic regime in Tehran, which took time from its fantasies of a second Holocaust to instead engage in an act of cyber warfare that warrants a serious response. We can deal with that part later — after November 3.
The Lincoln Project, though, will have to be dealt with more urgently. For starters, these phony Republicans were so blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome that they embraced and spread disinformation from Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism. And, as has always been the case with the inside-the-Beltway clique that The Lincoln Project belongs to, rather than admit they screwed up, they simply pretend nothing happened and sell out the very people they purport to serve and help.
For all the fuss about Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia (which is a Democrat fantasy), why is there no discussion about the Iranians? And why is China, which interfered in the 1996 election via illegal donations to the DNC, also exempt from scrutiny? We hear nothing but crickets.
We at The Patriot Post have long recognized the Russian threat. It’s one of the reasons we’ve noted the geopolitical kompromat that its Nord Stream 2 pipeline creates for Germany. It’s why we’ve supported President Trump’s efforts to get NATO allies to meet their commitments, as well as his work to address Russian cheating on the INF Treaty and others. When President Trump pulls out of these bogus treaties, he gives our military a better chance to fight and win. The establishment, however, had been giving Russia a pass on its violations.
Still, the president’s efforts to promote American energy production — and even exports of natural gas — is arguably the most effective non-military way to curb Russia’s geopolitical ambitions. An added bonus is that this approach also hampers Iran.
In contrast, think of how the Green New Deal would benefit Russia, which has already won one victory against us with the halting of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. Why are the so-called “true” conservatives of the Beltway’s Lincoln Project not sounding the alarm?
Donald Trump certainly has his imperfections, but his America-first patriotism isn’t one of them. And yet these Trump-deranged organizations are so obsessed with him that they’ll choose a genocidal bunch of theocrats over their nation’s best interests.
The Lincoln Project and its ilk have been, for all intents and purposes, fired by grassroots Patriots — and for a number of good reasons. This latest incident merely adds to their list of anti-American offenses.
(Publisher’s Note: A hearty welcome to the newest member of our Patriot Grassroots Perspective team! As a high school student, Paige excels in research and debate. She represents the youngest member of our crew and offers fresh insights on the challenges of being a young Patriot among peers who are increasingly influenced by the Left.)
As a 16-year-old student, I know the perils created by a growing number of brainwashed teens who have been greatly influenced by leftist narratives on social media. As my generation is growing up with more access to information than any previous generation, the fact is, conservative perspective is being crowded or censored out of that information. Our favorite celebrities are telling us to vote blue, our favorite singers and songwriters are expressing their hate for America, and the people we looked up to are bashing the president.
The celebrities who do stand up to support the president are shamed and bashed and called “delusional.” What are we supposed to think? Most of us have not been taught to research for ourselves or to be proactive in doing our own fact-checking of the headlines we see on Snapchat and Instagram, so how are we supposed to form our own ideas?
The silent majority among us must stand up against this form of mind/opinion control in order to educate young people on the facts and our nation’s history. The young people in America are the future of our nation. We cannot afford to stay out of politics anymore. Educate yourself on political views, get involved in schools, or speak wisdom into a young person’s life. Our education needs to be a priority again so that the next generation can rise up to honor and defend the United States of America. It is crucial that young people are involved in hard conversations, challenged in our beliefs, and pushed out of our comfort zone in order to fully establish and defend our beliefs. We don’t need to be told what to do; we need to be told why to do it.
I am extremely grateful for the involvement and engagement of my parents in my life. They have not left me out of political dialogue or chosen not to educate me on current issues just because I am too young to vote. They have challenged my beliefs and pushed me to do my own research to find the truth for myself.
If, as a parent, you have chosen not to engage in politics and have not educated the young people in your family about the importance of understanding the history of the United States, start now. Exercise your right to free speech and explain to them why it’s a blessing to be able to do so. Because we are the future of this country, and something must be done to stop the brainwashing exclusively through leftist media.
Top of the Fold
- Supreme Court rightly rejects late ballots in battleground Wisconsin (The Washington Free Beacon)
- Trump asks justices to block North Carolina mail-in ballot extension (National Review)
- COVID aid on hold until after the election as Senate leaves (Bloomberg)
- CNN and MSNBC skip historic Senate vote confirming ACB (Fox News)
- Media excuse Joe Biden’s mix-up: He was talking about George Lopez (The Daily Wire)
- Defund NPR: Man plots to kill Biden, NPR omits from story that he was a Bernie Bro with books on Islam (PJ Media)
Elsewhere in Politics
- Democrats who endeavor to pack the Supreme Court say Republicans will regret Barrett confirmation (Fox News)
- In new spin, Biden floats rotating SCOTUS justices if h’s elected (New York Post)
- Awkward: Biden unmentioned in Barack Obama’s telling of healthcare bill’s passage (The Washington Free Beacon)
- Biden draws bulk of fundraising support from wealthiest zip codes (National Review)
- Another rapper endorses Trump, rips Biden’s tax plan (Not the Bee)
- Hunter Biden sought to avoid registering as a foreign agent in Chinese business venture (The Daily Caller)
- Déjà vu: Polls in battleground states nearly identical to 2016 (The Daily Wire)
For the Record
- Biden cannot claim to fight for our nation’s soul while supporting unborn genocide (The Federalist)
- When Kamala Harris could have pushed to investigate police shootings, she didn’t (The Federalist)
Around the Nation
- Zeta becomes a hurricane as it takes aim at already hard-hit Louisiana (Washington Examiner)
- Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze that’s forcing large evacuations (AP)
- Fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding black man prompts heated protests in West Philly (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Man who bought firearms used in San Bernardino terrorist attack gets 20 years (The Daily Signal)
The Latest on COVID-19
- Cases are skyrocketing, but deaths are flat — so far (Time)
- Hospitalized patients already taking aspirin daily were 47% less likely to die of coronavirus (Daily Mail)
- In western Arizona, over a hundred miles of new border wall is getting results (Washington Examiner)
- Germany favors U.S. partnership to thwart Russia and China’s “global supremacy” quest (Washington Examiner)
- Six cases of Chinese infiltration of universities and research — and what Trump is doing about it (The Daily Signal)
- U.S. threatens to destroy Iranian missiles shipped to Venezuela (Fox News)
- Colleges hid more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding (The Washington Free Beacon)
Stranger Than Fiction
- Elton John gets his own Barbie doll (KTLA 5)
- KFC’s fried chicken-scented fire log is back (Best Products)
- Social media erupts over woman who focuses on getting her dad to vote for Biden while he’s literally dying (The Daily Wire)
- Billionaire Bill Gross allegedly blared “Gilligan’s Island” theme song on loop to annoy neighbor during dispute over sculpture (The Daily Caller)
- Fox announcers caught on live mic bashing military flyover said they were mimicking crew (Disrn)
- NASA discovers more water on the moon than previously thought (Disrn)
- Japan pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050 (NPR)
- Policy: Biden’s energy agenda would destroy the American energy renaissance (National Review)
- Policy: It’s time to transform the U.S.-Japan alliance (American Enterprise Institute)
- Humor: Newly sworn-in ACB immediately orders all nation’s women to wear Handmaid’s outfit (The Babylon Bee)
- Related humor: Democrats ask ACB to recuse herself from any cases involving the Constitution (The Babylon Bee)
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Now We Know Why Joe Biden Got So Angry — A damning revelation has the Democrat nominee getting antsy.
Capitalism or Socialism: Which One Is More Democratic? — “Free markets work not through ‘greed’ or ‘exploitation’ but by satisfying our wants,” observes Dinesh D’Souza.
Humor: A Bad Lip Reading of the First Presidential Debate — “We’re gonna make a pig roll in a pumpkin down in Brazil.”
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Insight: “Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” —William Godwin (1756-1836)
Unhinged: “Originalism is racist. Originalism is sexist. Originalism is homophobic. Originalism is just a fancy word for discrimination.” —Senator Ed Markey
Court Jesters, Part I: “The fact is that our Republican colleagues are shattering the norms and breaking the rules and breaking their word, and there will be consequences. … Nothing less than everything is at stake. A shift in the balance of the court that will last for decades if we do not correct it — and believe me, there are appropriate measures that should be considered.” —Senator Richard Blumenthal
Court Jesters, Part II: “The Republican majority is lighting its credibility on fire … The next time the American people give Democrats a majority in this chamber, you will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority. My colleagues may regret this for a lot longer than they think.” —Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Total lack of self-awareness: “Generations of unborn will suffer from this decision [to confirm ACB].” —Chuck Schumer
Braying jackass: “Hell no.” —Mazie Hirono while casting her ACB vote
Alpha jackass: “Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it.” —Joe Scarborough
Theater of the absurd: “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.” —Robert Reich
And last… “Why is it ok for a Biden to make 80k a month from a foreign gas company, but not ok for a Pennsylvania man to make 80k per year from an American gas company?” —Joe Borelli
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