Daily Archives: March 23, 2021

But Didn’t Joe Biden Welcome And Incentivize This Border Crisis? – YouTube

Guests: Gene Ho, Patrick Howley
Broadcast Time: 12 PM EST

Immigrants who are swarming to the U.S.-Mexico border say President Joe Biden “promised” them they would be allowed to enter the country. “Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” Gladys Oneida Pérez Cruz, a woman who traveled to the border with her son, told The New York Times.

— Read on m.youtube.com/watch

‘Was Epstein not available?’: Kamala Harris set to talk ‘women’s empowerment’ with… Bill Clinton, triggering collective eye-roll — RT USA News

An upcoming public talk on women’s empowerment between Vice President Kamala Harris and Bill Clinton has kicked off a wave of ridicule online, with observers recalling the ex-president’s indiscretions with women while in office.

Hosted by the Clinton Foundation, the event kicked off on Tuesday and will continue into Friday, when Harris and Clinton will sit down for a “one-on-one conversation” to discuss “the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women, and empowering women and girls in the US and around the world,” according to a foundation press release.

While the topic itself did not stoke controversy, the decision to have Clinton co-host the sit-down immediately made waves, as netizens pointed to the former POTUS’ reputation as a serial womanizer, largely attained over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, in which Clinton, then 49, had an affair with a 22-year-old White House intern and later lied about it. He has faced charges of sexual impropriety, assault and even rape from several other women, including Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broderick.

“There are 7 billion people on Earth and they couldn’t find literally anyone else to talk about empowering women with than Bill Clinton?” asked the Daily Caller’s Greg Price, who was promptly answered by another netizen: “Why? Bill Clinton LOVES women.”

Others recalled Clinton’s relationship with accused pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in a Manhattan prison cell in the summer of 2019 after he was arrested on child trafficking charges. Netizens suggested that either Epstein or disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein – convicted of rape and sexual abuse against two women in 2018 – would make equally good candidates for the ‘women’s empowerment’ talk with Harris.

Some took the event as a death knell for the ‘MeToo’ movement – which encouraged women to come forward with their experiences with sexual harassment, namely from high-powered colleagues or employers – especially given Harris’ status as the first-ever female vice president in US history.

— Read on www.rt.com/usa/518969-harris-clinton-womens-empowerment/

John Piper Gives Glowing Endorsement to IHOPKC Heretic, Mike Bickle, Says Francis Chan — Christian Research Network

The lack of discernment among mainstream Evangelical leaders is beyond astonishing. The Scriptures are clear–even Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:!4). We don’t judge false teachers based on how nice they are–we judge them based on their fruits (Matthew 7:15-20). 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  If you don’t know who Mike Bickle is, he’s the founder of the charismatic organization known as International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) which is headquartered in Kansas City. Bickle, a former Kansas City pastor, founded the organization after he claimed a man named Augustine approached him, and “prophesied” to his congregation with astonishing accuracy about the state of his church.

Bickle later claimed to receive an audible revelation from God that told him “I am inviting you to raise up a work that will touch the ends of the earth. I have invited many people to do this thing and many people have said yes, but very few have done my will.”  View article →

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John Piper Gives Glowing Endorsement to IHOPKC Heretic, Mike Bickle, Says Francis Chan — Christian Research Network

Neighbors With ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘Asian Lives Matter’, And ‘Hispanic Lives Matter’ Yard Signs Getting Awfully Close To ‘All Lives Matter’ — The Babylon Bee

ANN ARBOR, MI—According to sources, some residents of a local upper-class suburb have accumulated “Black Lives Matter”, “Hispanic Lives Matter”, and “Asian Lives Matter” signs in their perfectly manicured front yards. Experts warn, however, that with the addition of more people groups every day, they are getting dangerously close to saying “All Lives Matter.”

“We need to guard against this,” said local sociology professor Dr. Cam Duncatilly as she added a “Trans Lives Matter” and “Indigenous Lives Matter” sign in her front yard. “We have to make sure that as we add more minorities, we stop short of the damnable heresy of ‘All Lives Matter.'”

Some scientists have warned that affluent white suburbanites could run out of lawn space for all the signs very soon. 

“Limited space is a growing concern,” said Duncatilly– who also identifies as a scientist. 

Thankfully, a solution has been proposed to help cut down on yard signage. Many have discovered they can get the same message across by putting up a single sign that simply says “White Men Are The Worst”.

Brilliant! 

Neighbors With ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘Asian Lives Matter’, And ‘Hispanic Lives Matter’ Yard Signs Getting Awfully Close To ‘All Lives Matter’ — The Babylon Bee

March 23 Evening Quotes of The Day

Getting Different Amounts from the Bible
Ezekiel 37:4; Hebrews 4:12

I have sometimes seen more in a line of the Bible than I could well tell how to stand under, and yet at another time the whole Bible has been to me as dry as a stick; or rather, my heart has been so dead and dry unto it that I could not conceive the least dram of refreshment.

JOHN BUNYAN

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

God’s Promises Require Faith
Psalm 27:14; Habakkuk 2:2–3; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1

There is no place for faith if we expect God to fulfill immediately what he promises. It is hence the trial of faith to acquiesce in God’s word, when its accomplishment does in no way appear.

JOHN CALVIN

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Marvel Introduces First Gay Captain America—How Christian Parents Need to Respond — ChurchLeaders

Marvel announced this week that the newest Captain America comics will feature Aaron Fischer, an openly gay character.

The United States of Captain America, written by Christopher Cantwell and drawn by Dale Eaglesham, will follow four characters — Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker — as they go out in search of Steve’s missing shield. Along the way, the gang meets Aaron, who is the “Captain America of the Railways,” protecting runaways and homeless youth.

It’s no surprise that Captain America will be featuring an LGBTQ-identifying character—the first in the Marvel franchise’s 80-year history. It’s 2021, and we’re seeing the elimination of genders virtually everywhere we turn. However, a gay Captain America means we as Christian parents have a few very important things to be aware of when it comes to the normalization and glorification of gay characters in our children’s entertainment.

“Just as proponents of the sexual revolution intend to impact future generations with their version of sexual morality, so we must do the same,” Jim Denison, author of the Denison Forum wrote Monday. “Such thinking is not only strategic for God’s people—it is biblical.”

“In words that could have been written last week, the psalmist reported that God ‘established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments’ (Psalm 78:5–7). This was so ‘they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God’”(v. 8).

Denison continued, “The only way the next generation will not follow this generation’s slide into moral relativism and decadence is if you and I act strategically and courageously to change their spiritual trajectory.”

The bottom line is this: We are called to “flee from sexual immorality” (1 Corinthians 6:18). In that command, we also have a responsibility as parents to do all we can to protect our children from the sinful influences of our culture.

The first issue of The United States of Captain America goes on sale June 2, in honor of Pride Month.

As more and more entertainment, toys, and laws remove the beautiful differences and equality that God created in man and woman (Genesis 1:27), may we be parents who pray hard and lead the next generation(s) in Truth, not comfort. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

This article originally appeared here.

Marvel Introduces First Gay Captain America—How Christian Parents Need to Respond — ChurchLeaders

March 23 Evening Verse of The Day

41:2 To be blessed in the land was the hope of all those in Israel who were loyal to the Lord and to his covenant with them (see note at 37:3).[1]


41:2 in the land. The Lord preserves the life of His people, but He will also prosper them in the land. This applies the promise of the land found in the Abrahamic covenant (Gen. 12:1–3).[2]


41:2 be called blessed upon the earth. The verb “be … blessed” is from the same Heb. root as the exclamatory description “blessed” of v. 1 (on other occurrences of the verb, cf. Pr 3:18; 31:28; SS 6:9).[3]


2. “The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive.” His noblest life shall be immortal, and even his mortal life shall be sacredly guarded by the power of Jehovah. Jesus lived on till his hour came, nor could the devices of crafty Herod take away his life till the destined hour had struck; and even then no man took his life from him, but he laid it down of himself, to take it again. Here is the portion of all those who are made like their Lord, they bless and they shall be blessed, they preserve and shall be preserved, they watch over the lives of others and they themselves shall be precious in the sight of the Lord. The miser like the hog is of no use till he is dead—then let him die; the righteous like the ox is of service during life—then let him live. “And he shall be blessed upon the earth.” Prosperity shall attend him. His cruse of oil shall not be dried up because he fed the poor prophet. He shall cut from his roll of cloth and find it longer at both ends.

“There was a man, and some did count him mad,

The more he gave away the more he had.”

If temporal gains be not given him, spirituals shall be doubled to him. His little shall be blessed, bread and water shall be a feast to him. The liberal are and must be blessed even here; they have a present as well as future portion. Our Lord’s real blessedness of heart in the joy that was set before him is a subject worthy of earnest thought, especially as it is the picture of the blessing which all liberal saints may look for. “And thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.” He helped the distressed, and now he shall find a champion in his God. What would not the good man’s enemies do to him if they had him at their disposal? Better be in a pit with vipers than be at the mercy of persecutors. This sentence sets before us a sweet negative, and yet it were not easy to have seen how it could be true of our Lord Jesus, did we not know that although he was exempted from much of blessing, being made a curse for us, yet even he was not altogether nor for ever left of God, but in due time was exalted above all his enemies.[4]


2. Jehovah will keep him, and preserve him in life. Here David follows out the same sentiment expressed in the preceding verse, when he says that the Lord will keep the afflicted, whose destruction cruel and unjust men represent as inevitable. It is likewise necessary always to bear in mind the contrast which is stated between the day of evil and the blessing of deliverance. In this verse the expressions denoting restoration to life, and blessedness on the earth, are of similar import. By these expressions, David means to show that although he had been to all appearance a dead man, yet the hope of life both for himself and for all the faithful had not been extinguished. There might, it is true, appear some inconsistency in his promising himself a happy life in this world, seeing our condition here would be miserable indeed if we had not the expectation of a better state in the world to come. But the answer to this is, that as many had despaired of his recovery, he expressly declares that he will yet be restored to his former state, and will continue alive, nay, that in him there will be seen manifest tokens of the favour of God. He does not in the least exclude by these expressions the hope of a better life after death. What follows concerning the bed of sorrow has led some to form a conjecture which, in my opinion, is not at all probable. What David says of affliction in general, without determining what kind of affliction, they regard as applicable exclusively to sickness. But it is no uncommon thing for those who are sorrowful and grieved in their minds to throw themselves upon their bed, and to seek repose; for the hearts of men are sometimes more distressed by grief than by sickness. It is, certainly, highly probable that David was at that time afflicted with some very heavy calamity, which might be a token that God was not a little displeased with him. In the second clause of the verse there is some obscurity. Some understand the expression, turning the bed, in the same sense as if God, in order to give some alleviation to his servant in the time of trouble, had made his bed and arranged it, as we are wont to do to those who are sick, that they may lay themselves more softly. Others hold, and, in my opinion, more correctly, that when David was restored to health, his bed, which had formerly served him as a sick couch, was turned, that is to say, changed. Thus the sense would be, that although he now languish in sorrow, whilst the Lord is chastening him and training him by means of affliction, yet in a little while he will experience relief by the hand of the same God, and thus recover his strength.[5]


41:2 The Lord protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land. The first part of the verse refers to the Lord keeping the psalmist alive. The word that the NIV renders “counted among the blessed” (root ’shr) is similar to the word that begins the psalm, ’ashre (“blessed”), and may be translated in this way. Another meaning, however—and my preference—is “to take steps” (Prov. 9:6). It would be translated “he will take steps on the earth,” which is a logical sequence to the psalmist’s restoration from his sickness (i.e., “he will walk again”).[6]


The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes (v. 2). The theme of the Lord as the keeper of Israel finds fuller development in Psalm 121:7–8. Part of the protection referred to here was preservation in time of serious illness. The phrase ‘preserve his life’ can also be rendered ‘keep him alive’. There are difficulties with the following words. The Hebrew text has: ‘he will be blessed in the land and do not you give him …’ The niv follows the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and the Syriac in translating it as active (‘he will bless’), but the passive form still yields good sense: ‘he will be blessed in the land.’ The change to a second person singular form in the final clause is understandable if it is part of the prayer addressed to God: ‘May the Lord protect … and preserve … and not surrender him into the life of the enemy’. In the good land he will be kept safe (see Ps. 37:22), and his enemies will not see their desire for him fulfilled.[7]


[1] Warstler, K. R. (2017). Psalms. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 855). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

[2] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 772). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

[3] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ps 41:2). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[4] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 27-57 (Vol. 2, p. 256). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

[5] Calvin, J., & Anderson, J. (2010). Commentary on the Book of Psalms (Vol. 2, pp. 115–116). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[6] Bullock, C. H. (2015). Psalms 1–72. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (Vol. 1, pp. 314–315). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[7] Harman, A. (2011). Psalms: A Mentor Commentary (Vol. 1–2, pp. 343–344). Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

A husband reads “Lies Women Believe” — Reformed Perspective

Have you ever read a book specifically written for the opposite gender? I’ve just finished Lies Women Believe: and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and boy, what a read!

As an elder in our local church, I have the opportunity to speak with sisters in Christ about various challenges, and I appreciate their willingness to share. I try to be careful with my words in all visits, and I pray for wisdom when pastoring to the specific needs of these beloved sisters. One of the books that I have encouraged some to read is DeMoss’s. While I’d previously perused it, I was making this recommendation based on my wife’s, and other’s, high praise. But as I started to recommend it, I became convinced that I really ought to read it myself. I’m glad I did.

Before I continue, I’m going to express a word of caution. If you think you are such a “good husband” with an “unappreciative wife,” this book is not for you. If your marriage is going through a rough patch, this might be a very good book for a wife, but not for the husband. DeMoss is honest in her assessment, and strives to be thoroughly biblical, but in the context of a challenging marriage, a bitter husband could use this book to point out the flaws and lies that his wife is perpetuating, even subconsciously. And he could then use this as ammunition against her, and this would be grossly inappropriate.

But if you are a husband who loves his wife, an elder who loves his sisters in Christ, or a dad who loves his growing and maturing daughter, then this is a good book for you to read to better understand how you can help, and not hinder, your sisters in seeing through these lies, and learn how you can stop feeding these lies yourself.

Lots of lies

Throughout the book, DeMoss addresses forty lies that women believe, and she addresses them under eight different areas. These include lies women believe about:

  1. God
  2. themselves
  3. sin
  4. priorities
  5. marriage
  6. children
  7. emotions
  8. circumstances

This list isn’t exclusive to women, of course, but DeMoss’s target audience is clearly women. She starts each chapter with ideas that Eve might have struggled with, and includes engaging real anecdotes from some women’s experiences, and discusses the lies specifically as women might grapple with them.

What made it so interesting to me, as a dad, husband, elder, and Christian man, is that it made me reflect on how I might perpetuate the lies to the women in my own life – how men might feed the lie, as it were. While I strongly recommend the book in its entirety, in this article, we’ll limit the focus to the lies women believe about marriage, and we’ll explore how men might believe similar lies, or even feed the lie.

1. He’ll complete me

The first lie is, “I have to have a husband to be happy.” As men, we might believe that “I have to have a wife to be happy.”

Of course, our happiness or blessedness has to be rooted in Christ. He taught that the blessed ones were the poor in spirit, peacemakers, those who mourn, etc. (cf. Matt. 5:1-12). James teaches us that, “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (1:17). If we are married, that is a good gift for us, and if we are not married, what the Lord has given is also good for us – we are blessed because it comes from the Lord. This does not mean that it is easy to accept God’s plans over our own. Neither is it wrong to desire marriage in the Lord. But our happiness and contentment needs to be rooted in Christ and the blessings of belonging to him.

In this respect, I think of my daughter and other single sisters in the Lord. I wonder how we might perpetuate the lie to these women and young girls that marriage is needed for happiness.

  • Do we repeatedly ask single women why they are single? We ought not.
  • Do we repeatedly tell them of some single men who are really nice? If we thought two people would be a good match, we could carefully and prayerfully introduce them to each other and then wait to see what the Lord has in store. But it is important that we do not try to play matchmaker flippantly.
  • Do we ever ask them what they would like, or how they feel about their current state of singleness? Perhaps they enjoy the freedom to serve the Lord and their neighbour in various capacities and places.
  • Do we invite them to be a living member of our family so that they can experience the blessedness of being an integral part of a family? Belonging to the church family is not something single people, or anyone, should only experience on Sundays.
  • Do we really believe and accept what we read in Proverbs 16:9, that we may make our plans, but that the Lord determines our steps? Our married state is not by chance but is under God’s fatherly providence and love. Whether we are in a hard marriage, great marriage, single, or dating, today is from the Lord, and He has determined our steps.

Instead of trying to “solve a problem” we should work hard at not perpetuating the lie that one has to be married to be happy.

2. I will change him

A second lie about marriage that we might believe is that “it is my responsibility to change my mate.” In her commentary on this lie, DeMoss writes, “I sometimes wonder how many husbands God would change if their wives were willing to let God take over the process” (p. 140). Interesting point, and such a crucial discussion to have before marriage. I wonder if we spend enough time with young dating couples, having serious conversations with them. Are moms and dads, elders, or other couples challenging the couple’s compatibility, especially when there is evidence that the couple is not a good fit? Or do we simply “mind our own business”? Are ministers the only ones who are having somewhat serious conversations with a couple, and only after they are engaged? This is a lie that needs to be addressed before a couple gets married, to be sure.

But what about when a couple is married? What happens when the initial euphoria of marriage has passed? Or what happens when our spouse doesn’t live up to our expectations? Can we just tell our spouse to change, tell them their faults, how to be better, and why we’re in the right? DeMoss suggests that “a godly life and prayer are a wife’s two greatest means of influencing her husband’s life” (cf. James 5:16; 1 Peter 3:1-4; p. 162).

That can, of course, be said of husbands, too. Do we regularly pray for our spouse? Do we thank the Lord for our spouse? Do we see our spouse as an image-bearer and fellow believer? Do we wonder if our marriage expectations are biblical, and if they are, do we have patience with our spouse’s weaknesses and recognize our own?

This second lie about marriage can be tied into the first one. If we keep repeating that we have to be married to be happy, then we might manipulate someone into getting married to an unsuitable spouse. That could lead to more grief and pain than we might ever anticipate. Have you ever told a young woman who doubted if she ought to get married to a particular man, that marriage would make things better? Have you told a man that if he didn’t marry a particular woman, that he could well end up single his entire life? We need to be careful that we do not perpetuate the lie.

3. He’s supposed to serve me

A third lie is that “my husband is supposed to serve me,” and in this case it might be more likely that a husband believes the lie that “my wife is supposed to serve me.”

A husband ought to be chivalrous towards his wife and daughters, and to teach his sons to be likewise. However, DeMoss points to Scripture in explaining how the woman is created to be a help-meet to her husband. But she makes the lynch-pin point for both spouses when she writes,

“The Truth is that we are never more like Jesus than when we are serving Him or others. There is no higher calling than to be servant.”

Indeed, that is what being Christ-like or being imitators of Christ looks like. Both spouses need to model Christ-like service as the normative act of love within the family, both the immediate and church families.

4. Submission is miserable

Connected with this is the fourth lie that “if I submit to my husband, I’ll be miserable.” This is a lie that is repeatedly echoed throughout the secular world in which we live. It reminds us of the desire for autonomy or self-rule. The world around us views marriage as a contract between two independent individuals who agree to cohabitate, share some responsibilities, but remain independent. And if things do not work out, then we can mutually agree to terminate the contract.

Of course, this independence is a lie right from the start. No one is truly independent or autonomous. We all serve God, or Satan and many other idols of the heart. It is possible that Christians have bought into the lie that submission implies inferiority, silence, or cowardice. We all need to submit to the Lordship of Christ as we seek to serve him in the various roles given to us.

This once again reminds me, as a husband and father, how I might perpetuate the lie. Do I make my wife miserable by being over-bearing, proud, and inflexible? Do I honor her, and do I love her as Christ loves his bride? Am I miserable when I don’t get my way? Do I say one thing with my words and something else with my actions? My daughter is quite young, but if she starts dating, I’ll be looking out for her and wondering if her boyfriend is treating her in a godly way. It reminds me, too, to train my sons to honor their wives, should they get married. I am setting an example in my home in how I love and honor my wife – the question is if it is a godly example.

5. I should take the reins

The fifth lie is “if my husband is passive, I’ve got to take the initiative or nothing will get done.” Immediately, as a husband, I reflect on if I am being too passive or becoming too dependent on my wife’s initiative and becoming lazy. A wife is not meant to take on the role of her husband because he is unfaithful in fulfilling his tasks, but we can understand why that might happen.

Now, it is possible that when a husband does make an effort to do something helpful, that his wife tells him it isn’t good enough, isn’t done rightly, or it would be better if he just left it to her to do. DeMoss writes:

“I can’t help but wonder to what extent we women have demotivated and emasculated the men around us by our quickness to take the reins rather than waiting on the Lord to move men to action. We can so easily strip men of the motivation to rise to the challenge and provide the necessary leadership. To make matters worse, when they do take the action, the women they look to for encouragement and affirmation correct them or tell them how they could have done it better.”

Once again, as a husband and father, do I model a sense of laziness in my family? Do I show proper initiative? Am I balanced, patient, kind, loving, and self-controlled? Do I come home, expect the beer or coffee to be served, expect supper to be ready, house to be cleaned, bills to be paid, children to be quiet, etc., all because I spent eight hours out of the home? Am I obedient to the Lord in how I lead my family, or have I given up because of a few hurtful comments in the past? Do I argue for peace instead of for what is right? My children need an honorable dad, a father figure and role model, not a deadbeat dad. My wife needs a leader who loves her rightly and serves as a head in our marriage and family – there’s no room for being passive or lazy.

6. Divorce is good

The last lie about marriage that I think both men and women might struggle with is that “sometimes divorce is a better option than staying in a bad marriage.” To be clear, DeMoss doesn’t delve into the permissible reasons given in Scripture for divorce. Her focus is more on other things that make marriage more challenging – bad situations, but not the sort which have been understood to be grounds for divorce for Christians.

I can’t help but wonder if this is becoming a harder situation today. The church has always echoed Scriptures teaching that “God hates divorce.” When Christ was asked by the Pharisees if it were lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause, he replied:

Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them make and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate… Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so…” (Matt. 19:1-9)

This article doesn’t have room to go through the challenges of divorce and remarriage. Nevertheless, as an elder in the church, I find myself struggling with giving sound counsel and wisdom in various circumstances. Strength comes from speaking the Word of God to married couples as they struggle through some challenges. But finding the wisdom to rightly apply God’s Word in every nuanced circumstance is hard and requires humility and love. I probably get it wrong a lot of the time because I would be relying too much on man’s wisdom.

Divorce is never a commandment, and in rare cases it is permitted. This is an important starting point in Christian marriage. We can’t just “give it a shot” and see what sticks. We can’t treat marriage as a contract between two people, but we must treat it as a vow that both spouses make, and to the Lord in the first place. It is not that I promised my wife that I would love, cherish, and care for her, as much as that I made those promises to the Lord. He is the Lord of my marriage, and if I strive to be faithful to him, I must be faithful to my wife.

Conclusion

My hope in writing this article was two-fold. First, I hope I demonstrated how DeMoss grapples with some real and challenging issues that women (and men) struggle with.

Secondly, I hope that I was able to show how this book has much to commend it to both women and men. While most men would probably skip over a book with this title, we do so to our detriment. As we love our wives, daughters, sisters-in-Christ, and even as we love our sons, we can make good use of this book as it draws us to Scripture’s teaching on how we ought to live as citizens of God’s kingdom.

Now that I’ve finished “Lies Women Believe,” I am looking forward to reading “Lies Men Believe: and the Truth that Sets Them Free” by Robert Wolgemuth (2018) who married Nancy Leigh DeMoss in 2015. Perhaps I’ll be able to recommend that book as strongly as I recommend DeMoss’ book.

A husband reads “Lies Women Believe” — Reformed Perspective

The Danger of Treating the Word “Disciple” as a Noun Instead of a Verb — Cold Case Christianity

Several years ago, I wrote about why Christian discipleship is critical to Christian survival. While I was typing the article in Microsoft Word, I used the verb, “discipling” several times. Each time I typed it, the program’s spell-check feature underlined it to warn me about an errant term. The vast archive of words stored in the program did not include the verb, “discipling”. I started to wonder if I had misspelled it or created a word in ignorance, so I Googled “discipling” for a definition. Here’s what I found at Dictionary.com:

Verb (used with object); discipled, discipling.

Archaic. To convert into a disciple.
Obsolete. To teach; train.

In modern usage, “disciple” appears to be nothing more than a noun; efforts to use the term in our culture as a verb are now deemed “archaic” and “obsolete”. Are these efforts just as archaic and obsolete within the Church? I hope not, but I have to admit, they seem to be. Last year I spoke at 73 events (166 individual talks) in 20 states and on 9 university campuses. I addressed 30,385 people, the majority of whom were church-attending Christians. I typically ask these audiences to tell me why they are Christians, and as I’ve reported here in the past, their answers are not encouraging. Most Christians have still not been exposed to Christian Case Making (apologetics) and aren’t even aware of the evidence supporting their beliefs. They’re accidental Christians. It appears most of the Church is undiscipled (another word unrecognized by spellcheck), at least in terms of their ability to defend what they believe. It’s time for the Church to return to its roots and start using the word “disciple” as a verb once again.

In the Book of Acts, Luke gives us a snapshot of Christian discipleship in the person of Paul. Remember Paul spent three years studying the Scripture and “connecting the dots” from the Old Testament to Jesus while in the desert of Arabia. He then spent time with Peter and James and didn’t take to the mission field until he confirmed the truth with the eyewitnesses (read Galatians 1:13 to 2:10). Once he was properly discipled, he demonstrated the focus of this discipleship process. Paul regularly entered local synagogues to argue for the Deity of Jesus from the Old Testament with people who knew their Scripture (see Acts 17). Paul spent time “explaining” and “proving” Jesus was the Messiah by comparing the Old Testament prophecies with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. He was a masterful apologist to those who grew up in the Jewish faith.

Paul was also prepared to share the truth with non-believers. He and Barnabas encountered many non-Christians in Lystra and Iconium, two indigenous pagan communities (see Acts 14). They preached boldly using signs and wonders as the evidential foundation for their proclamations. In Athens, Paul demonstrated the fullness of his discipleship training, effectively communicating to a pagan community the truth of Christianity using analogies from their own pagan culture. Paul obviously knew what he believed, why he believed it, and how his beliefs measured up against the fallacies of the culture. Paul was well discipled.

The Church today often mistakes discipleship for mentorship. Both are important to the life of Christians, but they are two different processes. When we think of mentorship, we typically think of a process of modelling. Those who are mentored take on the shape, attitude and appearance of those who mentor them. Mentors exist as examples for those they mentor. Discipleship may include mentoring, but doesn’t necessarily require direct contact with a mentor. Paul spent three years in Arabia and never mentioned a mentor. What was he doing there? He was studying the Scripture and reflecting on what he was learning. Discipleship can take place without a mentor if you have access to the truth and are willing to take the time to learn. I have been discipled by many great apologetics books, websites and resources, even though I’ve never met their authors personally. I hope ColdCaseChristianity.com is a similar discipleship resource for you.


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But make no mistake about it, the Church must take discipling seriously. It’s time to return to a form of Christian discipleship celebrating the life of the mind as the foundation for all other aspects of the Christian life. Ideas have consequences and no Christian behavior or response is possible without a rational foundation in the Scripture. When we are properly discipled, we understand the reasonable foundation for our beliefs and are ready to engage the world as Paul did in the first century. It’s time to start using the word “disciple” as a verb.

For more information about strategies to help you teach Christian worldview to the next generation, please read So the Next Generation Will Know: Training Young Christians in a Challenging World. This book teaches parents, youth pastors and Christian educators practical, accessible strategies and principles they can employ to teach the youngest Christians the truth of Christianity. The book is accompanied by an eight-session So the Next Generation Will Know DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

The Danger of Treating the Word “Disciple” as a Noun Instead of a Verb — Cold Case Christianity

March 23 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Good to Be a Child at Christmas
Luke 2:7

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.

CHARLES DICKENS

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Word of God Is a Piercing Word
Hebrews 4:12

The Word of God is not a sounding but a piercing Word, not pronounceable by the tongue, but efficacious in the mind, not sensible to the ear, but fascinating to the affections. His face is not an object possessing beauty of form, but rather is the source of all beauty and all form. It is not visible to the bodily eye, but rejoices the eye of the heart. And it is pleasing, not because of the harmony of its color, but by reason of the ardent love it excites.

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

23 Mar 2021 News Briefing

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‘Killer’: Franklin Graham urges Biden to look in the mirror
President Biden’s reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “killer” in an interview this week should prompt some self-reflection in Biden, evangelist Franklin Graham said Friday. “President Biden should consider that, in God’s eyes, abortion is murder. It is the killing of the innocent, not the guilty,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “President Biden supports abortion, and his administration supports abortion – even government/taxpayer funding of abortion.

Black man ranting about ‘white devils’ ‘stabs boy, 12, in neck with box cutter’
A Pittsburgh man reportedly ranting about “white devils” is in custody after allegedly tackling a 12-year-old boy from behind and stabbing him in the neck with a box cutter while he and his family were waiting in line at a McDonald’s restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Why won’t Democrats take the border crisis seriously?
Environmental hypocrisy is easy to point out because the goals often are unattainable, and many elites don’t believe what they’re preaching. Whether it’s Al Gore, specious celebrities or John Kerry, few live up to their lofty standards. But immigration duplicity is another, perhaps more dangerous, matter. It’s also an issue Democrats clearly are losing in the public arena.

Trump: ‘We don’t have freedom of the press’
He said the “cancel culture” is shutting down opinions that don’t align with progressive ideology. “Freedom of the press is absolutely gone. And the press is just very dishonest. You see the way they cover the border,” he said. “They’re not going to talk about the border and other things, plenty of other things, I could go through a whole list, but it’s really a terrible thing. It’s never happened to this extent ever before, never happened.”

De Blasio floats thuggish plan to have cops visit people suspected of being racists
Crime is up dramatically in New York City. The New York Police Department is spread thin because of retirements, leaving the officer’s union to say that the anti-cop sentiment among officials in city hall had left the “NPYD broken, almost beyond repair.” So naturally, what Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks the NYPD should be doing is knocking on people’s doors if they’re suspected of saying something hateful.

French troops and Sahel uranium
French President Emmanuel Macron says he won’t reduce the number of troops deployed in Africa’s Sahel region despite pressure from home and abroad to do so.

Illegal immigrant says he crossed into US because of Biden, wouldn’t attempt under Trump
An illegal immigrant told ABC News on Saturday that he unlawfully crossed the border into the United States because Joe Biden is president, noting that he would not have attempted the journey if Donald Trump still held office. When ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked the illegal immigrant father – who traveled from Brazil with his wife and three children – if he would have tried crossing the border when Trump was president, the man responded, “Definitely not.”

Meander in chief: Fox News host says Joe Biden isn’t ‘in charge’
Hilton said Biden “clearly at the very least doesn’t have the energy to do the job” and called the commander-in-chief a “president in name only,” based on the centrist president’s apparently progressive agenda. The Fox News host said strongholds within the Democratic Party are controlling Biden’s agenda, even though the commander-in-chief campaigned “with a very clear centrist message.”

Supreme Court agrees to consider reinstating death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber terrorist
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the Department of Justice’s case to reinstate the death penalty for 2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The high court will hear arguments in the case some time in its next term, which begins in October. The DOJ had requested in October 2020 that the high court reinstate the death penalty, three months after a panel of three U.S. judges overturned Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence over concerns of juror bias.

Glow of “cosmic web” filaments directly imaged for the first time
On a scale that’s hard to fathom, the universe is made up of a “cosmic web” of hydrogen filaments that feed and form galaxies. Now, astronomers have made the first direct observations of light from this web, by staring at a patch of sky with a powerful deep-field telescope to detect faint dwarf galaxies. Physics and simulations have long predicted that the large-scale structure of the universe looks like it was spun by some colossal spider.

Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.
A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021.

Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales, Australia
About 18 000 people have evacuated their homes after torrential rains hit New South Wales, Australia, causing severe flooding in many parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 2021. More evacuations are expected as the severe weather is forecast to continue mid-week.

Amidst Boy Scout bankruptcy, full extent of sex abuse scandal comes to light
Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped shape the lives of 130 million youth with help from 35 million adult volunteers.  But now in the throes of bankruptcy, the organization’s history of sexual abuse allegations is being forced into the public limelight.

Heavy rains pummel Australia’s east, bringing worst floods in 50 years
Heavy rain along Australia’s east coast over the weekend have brought the worst flooding in half a century in some areas, authorities said Sunday, forcing thousands of people to evacuate and damaging hundreds of homes.

California Education System Set To Resurrect Baal Worship 
Controversial curriculum proposed by The California Department of Education will have students chanting the names of Aztec gods once worshiped in human sacrifice rituals.

  1. FAUCI & THE FAST-EMERGING FOURTH REICH
    Dr. Fauci is the “Dr. Mengele” of the Fourth Reich Really, how is Dr. Anthony Fauci “The Highest Paid Employee In The Entire U.S. Federal Government“?!?!

Vaccine: twenty countries suspend injections; does that make you “hesitant?”
The Guardian: “Several European countries have halted using the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine…” The Guardian has a brand new definition of “several.” Their own article lists the following nations: Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Romania, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Cyprus, Sweden.

Krispy Creme Is Giving Free Glazed Donuts To People Who Can Show Them Their COVID-19 Vaccination Card After Getting The Moderna Or Pfizer Jab
We have told you that, from the very beginning of this COVID circus, you were looking at theater, end times theater being played out before your eyes. Yes, COVID is a real virus, but that’s literally the only real thing anywhere within a hundred miles of this mess. Now Krispy Kreme is enticing people to get the COVID jab with a free glazed donut. I wonder if any of the hundreds of people who have already died from the COVID jab would think a Krispy Kreme donut is sufficient payment for their life. Would you?

Financial red alert: Government has created the PERFECT STORM for financial collapse
At the beginning of this year, I publicly predicted the dollar would lose 20% of its purchasing power this calendar year. That prediction has already come true, with prices skyrocketing on everything from food and fuel to housing (lumber, electrical wiring, etc.).

Understand That Some People Love the Pandemic by Kurt Schlichter
It might not occur to you, because you are not a bizarre wierdo, but a lot of people really love the pandemic..and not just the fascist pols who get off on exploiting their emergency powers to boss people around, but even some regular people. The masks, the paranoia, the constant talk about vaccines – some people love this stuff.

‘President’ Joe Biden Bans Media Access To The Disgusting, Teeming Slum In Texas Where Illegal Immigrants Are Caged In Squalor And Filth
The scope and depth of what’s happening right now on our southern border is go immense that it nearly defies description. Thousand of illegal immigrants and children, packed into squalid cages and holding areas, looking for all the world like a concentration camp is sending shockwaves across Washington today.

Racist Black Man Stabs 12-Year-Old Boy in the Neck at McDonald’s While Ranting About ‘White Devils’
A black man stabbed a white 12-year-old boy at McDonald’s in Pittsburgh in what appears to be a clear anti-white hate crime. The child is in stable condition after being stabbed by Charles Edward Turner, 51, on Sunday.

Amazon One Contactless Biometric Payment System Uses Your Hand To ‘Buy And Sell’ Like In Revelation 13 
You are never going to get past that King James Bible, so do yourself a favor and get in line with what it’s trying to tell you right now about the end times. Revelation 13 declares plainly that the Mark of the Beast is payment system that allows you to ‘buy and sell’ using your hand or your forehead. When it is fully realized, a chip of some kind will be inserted into the back the right hand or in the forehead. Say hello to Amazon One, a biometric contactless digital identification payment system that uses…(wait for it)…your hand to make payments.

HORROR! Photos Leaked of Joe Biden’s Migrant Children in Cages – Kids Stuffed into Holding ‘Pods’ in Squalid Conditions
The photos were leaked showing hundreds of children huddling on the floor of eight ‘pods’ – each of which are supposed to hold 260 people. One pod reportedly had over 400 unaccompanied male minors crammed together, according to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who provided the photos to Axios to raise awareness about the situation.

Source: 23 Mar 2021 – Rapture Ready


Headlines – 3/23/2021

Israelis go to vote yet again tomorrow in fourth election in two years

Thinking the 4th elections will be different is insane, but what can we do? – analysis

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israel Elections: For or against Netanyahu, Israelis can’t quit him – analysis

Netanyahu ahead but win uncertain in new Israel vote

Personal details of all Israeli voters again leaked online, day before election

Security services said drilling for scenario of Knesset being stormed after vote

Hamas head supports ‘popular resistance’ to gain legitimacy ahead of Palestinian elections

Poll: Increase in Americans’ desire to pressure Israel to resolve the Palestinian conflict

Former Saudi official: Full normalization only after Palestinian independence

Israel warns there will be consequences for Palestinian actions at ICC

IAI extends air defense capabilities for longer range, ballistic threats

Jordan Reveals New Defense Pact with US, Allowing More Open Military Access

UN official: Airstrikes on Turkey-Syria border ‘extremely worrying’

Western officials fear Iran hiding equipment it could use to build nuke – report

Saudis Seek U.S. Help to Thwart Rising Attacks on Oil Sites

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

US and allies announce sanctions against Chinese officials for ‘serious human rights abuses’ against Uyghurs

Politicians keep getting killed in Mexico – 18 pre-candidates have been killed so far in the run-up to the June mid-term elections

Mexican drug cartels using kids as decoys in to smuggle its members into US: sheriff

Biden dispatches top officials to Mexico, Central America as border crisis grows

Hillary Clinton calls border surge under Biden a ‘chronic problem’

Sen. Ted Cruz rips Biden for hypocrisy on media blackout of border

Jen Psaki defends policy of housing migrants in hotel rooms when National Guard was forced to sleep in parking garages

Biden regularly consults with Barack Obama on a ‘range of issues’, Psaki says

Washington, D.C., Statehood Divides Congressional Hearing

Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell moves to dismiss Dominion defamation suit

Trump: Biden press conference will be nothing but ‘softballs,’ media ‘protects him totally’

Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.

Twitterless Trump says his statements are ‘getting picked up by almost everyone’

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

Facebook Says It Removed 1.3 Billion Fake Accounts, Explains How It Handles Misinformation

Babylon Bee CEO blasts New York Times over ‘false and defamatory’ claim that site pretends to be satire

Microsoft Exchange Server attacks: ‘They’re being hacked faster than we can count’, says security company

Boulder grocery massacre leaves 10 dead including cop, suspect in custody

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe reveals details of the Pentagon’s upcoming UFO report

Very bright fireball explodes over Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sonic Boom Heard Across Four Counties in England Caused By Rare ‘Daytime Fireball’ Meteor

Bright fireball lights up sky from New Hampshire to North Carolina

Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Puerto Gaitan, Colombia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Nagqu, China

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kawerau, New Zealand

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Iceland volcano eruption: Onlookers flock to see Mount Fagradalsfjall

Amazing drone video shows volcanic explosion on Iceland

Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales, Australia

Australia: Worst flooding in decades sweeps away homes and animals

Spiders and snakes swarm Australian homes as they flee record floods

Dust storm leaves Texas drivers with near-zero visibility

Mixing religion and politics leading to rise of the ‘nones,’ scholars say

Preachers and their $5,000 sneakers: Why one man started an Instagram account showing churches’ wealth

Porn addiction is an ‘epidemic’ in the Church; pastors must address issue from pulpit, ex-porn star says

Canadian father who refuses to accept child’s gender transition is jailed

American WHO Representative’s Past Connection to the Wuhan Institute of Virology Raises Questions

Russia’s top diplomat dons anti-lockdown mask bearing profane slogan

Lockdowns return or are extended as third wave of Covid sweeps Europe

Macron Govt Scraps a Lockdown Travel Certificate Within Hours After It Was Mocked for Needless Complexity

US health officials alarmed by rise in air travel

Royal Caribbean Faces Boycott Calls as Only Vaccinated Adults Allowed on Cruise Ships

‘Everything is so dumb’: Twitter responds to Krispy Kreme offer of free doughnuts for people to get vaccinated

Newsom blames ‘anti-vax extremists’ for recall but has history with anti-vaccine advocate RFK Jr.

Rand Paul: Fauci, others preaching about masks isn’t about science, it’s about ‘submission’

Publisher decides that what America needs now is a children’s book about Dr. Fauci for some reason

Biden Determined to Tax Rich After Windfalls During Crisis

Biden Team Preparing Up to $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar Push Worries Wall Street

Price of Gas Is Up Over a Dollar Per Gallon Already Thanks to Joe Biden’s Actions to Stop Pipelines and Curtail Production

Source: Tracking the Birth Pangs – News and Links (trackingbibleprophecy.org)


Apostasy Watch Tuesday 3-23-21

Mike Ratliff – Unless You Are Born Again You Are Not Able To See The Kingdom Of God

Grace Life pastor James Coates fined $1,500, released

Orlando Church Community Reels from News of Another Pastor Scandal

Predator Comedian John Crist Back on the Christian Circuit

Atlanta gunman’s church revokes his membership, calls spa shootings ‘rebellion’ against God

MS Gov. Signs Law Ending Abortion Discrimination Against Down Syndrome Babies

source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)

Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 23, 2021

Mid-Day Digest

THE FOUNDATION

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” —Patrick Henry (1775)

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IN TODAY’S DIGEST

FEATURED ANALYSIS

Biden’s Border Blackout

Even the Leftmedia is beginning to complain about lack of access to CBP.

Thomas Gallatin

Photo journalist John Moore asserts that the Biden administration has taken unprecedented steps to block media access to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “There’s no modern precedent for the full physical ban on media access to CBP border operations,” he observed on social media. “To those who might say, cut them some slack — they are dealing with a situation, I’d say that showing the US response to the current immigrant surge is exactly the media’s role.” Moore added, “Photographing Border Patrol agents and immigrant encounters can and has been done respectfully without interfering with operations.” He concluded, “Transparency is key, even in a politicized environment.”

Transparency is key, especially in a politicized environment. Joe Biden wants to avoid transparency because it allows for greater examination of the terrible impact of his policy decisions — something he clearly hopes to avoid with this border crisis that he and his handlers have unleashed. How else does one explain Biden’s handling of the media?

Moore says that handling includes blocking media access: “The vast majority of river crossings by asylum seekers happen on federal land in south Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The federal govt. controls access to those areas. The Border Patrol has been removing journalists who enter, including recently myself, CBS, others.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continues to tout an administration committed to “transparency and truth,” but reality has been anything but.

Meanwhile, Kamala Harris appears to think the whole border crisis is merely another thing to cackle about. But that’s not how the American people see it. Nor do most people blame Donald Trump, the favorite target of the Left. A sizable majority of Americans place the blame squarely where it belongs: at the feet of Joe Biden. In fact, that PR problem may partially explain the motivation behind Biden’s media blackout gambit.

You know it’s gotten bad when even Leftmedia outlets like CNN are questioning Psaki over the “lack of access at the border.” CNN’s Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy noted that members of the media were denied typical accompaniment with a bipartisan group of senators and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on a recent trip to the border. “The Biden administration blocked that from happening,” Darcy said. “It’s part of a larger pattern at the southern border of restricted media access — despite promises of transparency and the fact that there are at least 14,000 migrant children detained as the U.S. sees a surge in migrants attempting to to enter the country.”

CNN’s not alone. A recent Washington Post headline read, “News orgs cite Biden administration opacity on border stories,” while NBC News reported that “Biden administration limits what Border Patrol can share with media about migrant surge at border.”

Trump, onto whom Biden has been erroneously deflecting blame, cut to the chase regarding Biden’s lack of media access and transparency: “There is none.”

Similarly, Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) argued, “Denying the press the ability to observe, film, and report on the conditions at the border is not openness or transparency, it is hiding the truth from the American people. The press and the American people deserve more than denials and nexuses from a podium. They deserve to see and understand the crisis for themselves with the help of reporters who are free and independent from your administration.”

What is the Biden administration attempting to hide? It’s easily predictable that efforts to block the press only serve to invite greater scrutiny, even towards the media’s guy. As bad as the border crisis has been reported to be thus far, with the intentional media blackout, it’s a good bet that reality is actually much worse. It’s almost as if Team Biden actually believed the Left’s stupefying narrative that walls and borders are “evil” and therefore must be eliminated for the sake of “social justice.” Nothing could be further from the truth, of course, but the Biden administration is scrambling to hide the truth in an effort to preserve the bankrupt narrative.

Just remember that, for Democrats, the more illegals are brought in, the better it is — because the real objective is all about growing a new Democrat voter base.

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Evanston Goes for Reparations

A tony Midwestern college town with an abundance of white guilt shows the way toward reparations for slavery.

Douglas Andrews

It was only a matter of time. As repulsive as the idea of reparations sounds, we knew that someday, some leftist college town somewhere — whether Ann Arbor, or Cambridge, or Madison, or Berkeley — would sign on to atone for America’s original sin. Never mind that it’s a sin that no living American was either guilty of or subject to.

The idea itself, as author David Horowitz put it in his 2002 book, Uncivil Wars: The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery, is both morally questionable and racially incendiary. But when did that ever stop a gaggle of do-gooding leftists?

And so, “The Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois,” as CBS News reports, “is about to become the first U.S. city to make reparation money available to Black residents. Part of a growing movement that has picked up speed in the wake of police killings of Black Americans including George Floyd last year, the decision by Evanston officials could also lay the groundwork for other municipalities and states considering reparations.”

Evanston is tony and scenic and is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, 30 minutes north of Chicago. The city’s black population is around 16%. In addition to being the nation’s reparations trailblazer, Evanston is home to Northwestern University, which boasts the lowest acceptance rate (8%) and highest annual tuition costs ($56,691) in the Big Ten Conference. We suspect Evanston is also home to one of the white-guiltiest city councils in America — a council that CBS reports voted 8-1 last night “to start with an expenditure of $400,000 to give 16 eligible Black households $25,000 each to be spent on home repairs or down payments on property.” Who pays? “Funded by a new tax on legalized marijuana, the council previously committed $10 million over 10 years to repairing the ongoing harm that systemic racism has caused Evanston’s Black residents, with the housing initiative its first step.”

A “first step”? Perhaps just a down payment? That would make sense, given that $25 grand is chump change compared to the reparations tab calculated last year by three college professors: $6.2 quadrillion. That’s a six and a two followed by 14 zeroes. Or, to put it in a way that drives home the fiscal enormity of that number, if we were to divide 6,200,000,000,000,000 one-dollar bills into 16 even stacks, each of those stacks would reach the moon.

White folks, then, are getting off pretty cheap. At least so far.

If anything good can be said of the Evanston measure, it’s the targeted nature of the giveaway and the specified way in which it can be spent. And if you’re wondering about all the other black residents of the city, the criteria for inclusion were also pretty specific. As National Review reports, “Residents who have either lived in or been a direct descendant of a black person who lived in Evanston between 1919 to 1969 and who suffered discrimination in housing because of city ordinances, policies or practices will be eligible to receive the funds.”

How do Evanston residents feel about it, and will they be inclined to take it out on their elected representatives? We’ll find out next election cycle.

As for that lone “no” vote: No, it didn’t come from a principled opponent of reparations. It came from Alderwoman Cicely Fleming, who didn’t think the measure went far enough and instead called it a housing program masquerading as reparations. She also sees some progressive paternalism in the handout. “True reparations,” she said, “should respect Black people’s autonomy and allow them to determine how repair will be managed, including cash payments as an option. They are being denied that in this proposal, which gives money directly to the banks or contractors on their behalf.”

Our nation’s first half-black president, Barack Obama, blames whites for our nation’s failure to enact reparations nationally, but at least he can no longer blame the good white wokesters of Evanston. And perhaps, with our nation’s most “progressive” cities leading the way, Obama will one day run out of other people to blame.

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The Threat of ‘One-Party Control of the Press’

A DC Circuit judge lays out the case against the political bias and dishonesty of the media.

Nate Jackson

It’s not often that a federal judge takes direct aim at the mainstream media for its obvious and rampant partisanship, but Judge Laurence Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit did just that in a recent dissenting opinion.

“There can be little question,” wrote the appointee of Ronald Reagan, “that the overwhelming uniformity of news bias in the United States has an enormous political impact.”

In fact, he argued quite specifically that the nation’s leading newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, serve as little more than “Democratic Party broadsheets.” He said that’s also true of “The Associated Press and most large papers across the country.” But it’s not only print. “Nearly all television — network and cable — is a Democratic Party trumpet,” Silberman added. “Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.” And it’s not only traditional media. Big Tech “has an enormous influence over the distribution of news” and “it similarly filters news delivery in ways favorable to the Democratic Party.”

Generally, the judge observed, the media’s “bias against the Republican Party” is “rather shocking,” even if “it is a long-term, secular trend going back at least to the ‘70s.” Importantly, he declared of social media, “Repression of political speech by large institutions with market power therefore is — I say this advisedly — fundamentally un-American.”

Of course, this isn’t news to Patriot Post readers, but it’s remarkable to find such pointed analysis coming from the federal bench, even if it is the same judge who gave the Supreme Court the foundation for its Heller ruling on the Second Amendment. Silberman wrote his opinion in an unrelated defamation case, but he used the media examples to explain why a Supreme Court precedent in the 1964 case New York Times v. Sullivan should be overturned. That ruling established the requirement of proving “actual malice” in defamation suits, which Silberman argued has allowed the press to become partisan and dishonest with “near impunity.”

Why does that matter? For one thing, it can “give rise to countervailing extremism” because “a biased press can distort the marketplace.” But it also puts our very republic in jeopardy.

“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” Silberman concluded. “It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.” Indeed it is.

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Is America Blowing a Chance to Beat China?

Joe Biden is reversing Donald Trump’s gains with foreign policy and it’s going to hurt.

Harold Hutchison

If one thing should have been obvious from the pandemic, it’s that the Chinese communists in Beijing have a depraved indifference to human life when it comes to achieving their geopolitical goals. Regardless of whether the coronavirus that exploded into a pandemic escaped from a lab or emerged from a “wet market,” the ChiComs told us who they were when they covered it up, ensuring that the virus would become a global pandemic.

Sadly, the effects of the pandemic included enabling the defeat of President Donald Trump’s reelection bid under very controversial circumstances. Now, China is winning as Biden undoes many of Trump’s efforts on trade and foreign policy — efforts to halt the advances of the genocidal butchers of Beijing. Worse, American manufacturing is again headed out of the country.

Of course, China has managed to infiltrate a lot of America, like Hollywood, often using access to its vast potential market and its slave labor — which is much cheaper than employing American workers — as carrots. Many mainstream media outlets will ignore things like China’s genocide against Uyghur Muslims or its rampant cheating on trade simply because reporting those facts could leave their entertainment empires frozen out of one of the world’s largest markets.

While closer ties with China were necessary when the Soviet Union was a threat, the USSR is now dead. Russia, even with nukes and hackers, is not exactly the threat it once was, and it’s containable provided America continues pursuing energy independence that allows for exports to keep Russia from its best source of hard currency and geopolitical leverage. Oh, wait… Biden already started wrecking that, too.

Is it any wonder that China just humiliated Biden’s lackeys in Alaska?

Then again, the ChiComs are not who the Biden administration considers the real enemy. Who is that real enemy? Well, leftists have told us who they really hate multiple times. And they are indoctrinating the military against their fellow Americans, not just during the stand-downs, but on the military’s professional reading lists, too.

What America needs to do is to start the process of economic de-coupling from China, rebuilding the military’s force structure, ensuring energy independence, and getting the economy on overdrive. Or, in four simple words: Enacting Trump’s policy agenda.

Instead, what we have is a military looking the wrong way, a government that seeks to silence and redline conservatism, pursuit of the Green New Deal giveaway to Russia and China, and silence about left-wing lies that inspire violence.

This could be worse than blowing a chance to put China back on its geopolitical heels. It could set the stage for some serious disasters for the United States.

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Did Putin Play Biden?

The president’s stumble on the stairs of Air Force One was a metaphor for a very bad week in foreign policy.

Douglas Andrews

It was as if our two greatest geopolitical foes had compared notes and coordinated their attacks. And while we take no joy in saying that both of them took Joe Biden’s lunch money, it’s hard to argue otherwise.

Over the weekend, China’s director of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi, roughed up his American counterpart, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, during bilateral talks in Anchorage. How bad was it? “Let me say here that in front of the Chinese side,” said Yang at the end of a contemptuous 20-minute dressing-down, “the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.”

But the debacle in Alaska might not have been the worst part of the week for Team Biden. Earlier last week, Biden had ruffled the feathers of Russia’s anti-Western president, Vladimir Putin, whom he characterized as a killer during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Biden also said Putin will “pay a price” for Russia’s efforts to interfere once again in our elections.

Putin responded to the “killer” comment two days later, saying, somewhat unoriginally, “It takes one to know one.”

But he said much more than that. In a separate interview, Putin elaborated: “With regard to my U.S. colleague’s remark, we have, indeed, as he said, met in person. What would I tell him? I would say ‘stay healthy.’ I wish him good health. I am saying this without irony or tongue in cheek.”

Putin added, “Secondly, taking a broader approach to this matter, I would like to say that difficult, dramatic, and bloody events abound in the history of every nation and every state. But when we evaluate other people, or even other states and nations, we are always facing a mirror, we always see ourselves in the reflection, because we project our inner selves onto the other person. You know, I remember when we were children and played in the yard, we had arguments occasionally and we used to say, ‘Whatever you call me is what you are called yourself.’ This is no coincidence or just a kids’ saying or joke. It has a very deep psychological undercurrent.”

Perhaps Biden’s silence was a further provocation, but Putin didn’t stop there. Instead, he challenged the American president to an on-air conversation to discuss Biden’s “pay a price” warning.

“I’ve just thought of this now,” Putin told a reporter Thursday. “I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it actually live. But with no delays, directly in an open, direct discussion.”

Putin said he thought the dialogue between the leaders of the world’s two superpowers (China’s Xi Jinping apparently couldn’t be reached for comment) would prove interesting for the U.S. and Russian people and the international community.

The White House’s response? Joe Biden is “quite busy.” To which the Russian Foreign Ministry responded, “One more opportunity has been missed to find a way out of the deadlock in Russian-U.S. relations created through the fault of Washington.” It added that “responsibility for this lies entirely with the United States.”

Biden doesn’t get any diplomatic points for calling Putin a killer, but he does get credit for calling a spade a spade — first, because Putin is a killer, and second, because no American president before him, Democrat or Republican, had ever taken such a tough tack toward the Russian strongman.

The question is, does Biden have the mettle and the cognitive capability to back it up, or has he already been bullied into a corner by Putin?

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Kristi Noem Backtracks on Gender Protection

The South Dakota governor has a change of heart in safeguarding female athletes.

Thomas Gallatin

Memo to Kristi Noem: What gives? The Republican governor of South Dakota has seen her popularity rise among many conservatives throughout 2020 over her principled stance for individual Liberty while other states stepped all over Americans’ constitutional rights during the COVID pandemic panic. Yet she recently threw a curveball when she refused to sign House Bill 1217 regarding sports and the so-called “transgendered.”

The legislation is aimed at providing protection to female athletes, as other states are beginning to do to counter the Left’s cultural assault. The South Dakota bill explicitly designates that, in order for a sport or team to be classified as female, it must be “available only to participants who are female, based on their biological sex.” The bill passed both the state Senate and House and Noem was expected to sign it into law, as she had previously promised to do so. However, it was suddenly left up in the air with her apparent change of heart.

In a letter sent to the state legislators, Noem characterized her decision to refrain from signing the bill as concern over certain “style” and “form” issues that she wanted addressed. However, in spite of her simple insistence at a Monday press conference that “only girls should play girls sports,” it would appear that Noem’s objections to the bill are more substantive than mere stylistic.

Margot Cleveland reports, “First, Noem requested the legislature strike Section 2 of the bill, which would have required students to annually verify their age, biological sex based on genetics and reproductive biology, and attest that they had not taken performance-enhancing drugs, including anabolic steroids, in the preceding 12 months.” Noem reasoned that such a stipulation created an “unworkable administrative burden on schools, who under its terms must collect verification forms from every student athlete every year.” Yet schools collect similar medical forms from student athletes every year, and have done so for decades.

Noem further wanted collegiate athletics exempted from the law, as she argued an attempt to mandate collegiate athletics would necessarily run into the problem of national governing bodies, and therefore would be “unrealistic” and “unworkable.” Translation: She doesn’t want the NCAA to punish her state.

In short, Noem wants a rewrite of the bill, which has several proponents of the legislation asserting that the governor is bowing to outside economic pressure. They have pointed to Noem’s statements in which she expressed concerns over “unintended consequences” from the bill. It is indeed true that certain business have expressed concerns that the bill’s passage would have a negative impact upon the state’s economic opportunities, but that’s leftist cancel culture for you.

South Dakota is scheduled to soon host NCAA basketball and hockey tournaments. That leads Power Line’s Paul Mirengoff to observe, “It’s very likely that the NCAA would refuse to hold such tournaments in South Dakota if the bill as passed by the legislature goes into effect. Noem’s revisions would remove any claim that South Dakota is out of compliance with NCAA competition rules.”

It does appear that Noem, who had given full support for the legislation initially, has suddenly gotten cold feet, probably for economic reasons. Speaking to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Monday night, Noem essentially confirmed that she folded to the NCAA, while also claiming that the bill was a trial lawyer’s dream. But if the governor has any designs on national office come 2024, she’s going to have to show a whole lot more backbone on a total layup of an issue if she thinks fans of a fighter like Donald Trump are going to give her the time of day.

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In Brief: Follow the ‘Science,’ They Said

Victor Davis Hanson explains why following the science is the last thing leftists are doing.

The great historian Victor Davis Hanson can tell you how this supposed devotion to “science” ends: tyranny.

Throughout the Trump years and in particular during the 2020 COVID pandemic crisis, the nation was lectured by the Left “to follow the data,” as the Democrats proclaimed themselves the “party of science.” As sober and judicious children of the enlightenment, they alone offered the necessary disinterested correctives to Trump’s supposed bluster and exaggeration — and to his anti-scientific deplorable following (often dismissed by Biden as dregs, chumps, and Neanderthals).

In truth, leftists and Democrats have become the purveyors of superstition. Their creation of a fantasy world is not because they do not believe in science per se, but because they believe more in the primacy of ideology that should shape and warp science in the proper fashion for the greater good.

Take COVID-19, for example. Regardless of how often Dr. Anthony Fauci and others get it wrong, we are to take their pronouncements as gospel truth.

Dr. Fauci has not just been flat-out wrong on the science of COVID — in his assessments of the origins and possible dangers of COVID-19, of when we can get back to normal, of when the vaccinations would appear, and of which particular governors have been doing the most or least effective management of the disease. He has also, by his own admission, deliberately lied.

Another example of abusing science included Joe Biden’s physical and mental health. Whereas the media relentlessly attacked Donald Trump’s fitness for office, there’s little interest in pursuing Biden’s decline. “‘Science,’” Hanson says, “is used to denigrate a perceived enemy of the people, and ignored to enhance a guardian of the flock.”

Furthermore, focus on “hate crimes” shows a lack of interest in real science.

Joe Biden and the Left are implying if not outright asserting that there is now an epidemic of Anti-Asian violence perpetrated by white racists, insidiously emboldened by Trump’s past references to the “Wuhan” or “China” virus. No doubt, in a nation of 330 million, there are lots of haters who happen to be white, but are they the main culprit for racially-motivated crimes of hatred against Asians?

The actual science says “hate crimes” against Asians are not only remarkably low but “inordinately” committed by black Americans, not white ones. Hanson goes on with other anti-science behavior from the Left, but he concludes with a simple statement:

As a general rule, the next time an official, a politician, or an expert lectures us on the “science,” make sure that he is not projecting his own unscientific biases onto others.

Read the rest at American Greatness.

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EXECUTIVE NEWS SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

Top of the Fold

  • Biden administration officials put together $3 trillion multipart infrastructure and economic boondoggle (WSJ)

“The first proposal would center on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects and include many of the climate-change initiatives Mr. Biden outlined in the ‘Build Back Better’ plan he released during the 2020 campaign. That package would be followed by measures focusing on education and other priorities, including extending the newly expanded child tax credit scheduled to expire at the end of the year and providing for universal prekindergarten and tuition-free community college. … The price tag of the next package is sure to draw objections from Republicans, who opposed the recently signed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law as too costly.”

  • “Absolute power grab”: Democrats’ election overhaul extends far beyond ballot box (Washington Times)

“At least six sections in the more than 800-page bill potentially run afoul of the Constitution, legal scholars say, including requirements that states offer automatic and same-day voter registration, rules on the expansion of mail-in voting and provisions for creating commissions charged with redrawing congressional districts. The bill also calls for an ethics code for the Supreme Court and mandates that presidential candidates disclose their tax returns. The bill … takes the unusual step of mandating a singular process for challenging the proposed laws. … ‘That sounds more like they are just trying to get, in a sense, rid of any challenges as quickly as possible,’ said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative activist group. ‘Ultimately, this is going to go to the Supreme Court anyway.’”

Government & Politics

  • Benefiting from chaos: Insurance companies, reaping shareholder benefits from protests, get in line with Black Lives Matter (Free Beacon)
  • Who actually wears the pants: White House elevates VP with “Biden-Harris Administration” directive in public communications (Washington Times)
  • Friendly fire: Democrat breaks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on push to overturn Iowa election (Examiner)
  • GOP mounts defense against DC statehood as bill gets House hearing (Examiner)
  • Sidney Powell, who totally missed the forest for the trees, seeks dismissal of Dominion lawsuit (The Hill)
  • Senate confirms Marty Walsh as labor secretary (The Hill)

National Security

  • U.S. Treasury sanctions two top Chinese officials for “serious human rights abuses” of Uyghur Muslims (Daily Caller)
  • What a novel idea: Army pulls the pin on “gender-neutral” combat fitness test, creates separate tiers for men and women (Washington Times)

Health

  • America last: Americans wait for COVID vaccines as U.S. commits millions of doses for neighboring countries (Fox News)
  • The data shows lockdowns end more lives than they save (NY Post)
  • Adults under stay-at-home orders gained nearly two pounds a month (The Hill)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Cigna tells employees not to hire white men (Daily Wire)
  • Morgan Stanley requests employees fulfill “diversity” quota in job application process (Daily Wire)
  • Deloitte tells employees “microaggressions” are considered a punishable offense (Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Despicable: Boulder, Colorado, shooter kills 10, including police officer (Denver Post) | Hero cop killed in the massacre was a “devout Christian” with seven kids (PJ Media)
  • Forty-five black intellectuals demand Smith College apologize to workers wrongly accused of “racial profiling” (National Review)
  • “We accomplished everything we set out to do”: Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James and Executive Vice President Kim Holmes to step down (Daily Signal)

On a Lighter Note…

  • Ohio man calls police after raccoon “ransacked” kitchen, hid in dishwasher (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Earmarks represent corruption, waste, and The Swamp. Keep the ban in place. (Daily Signal)
  • Policy: There’s no proof that lockdowns save lives but plenty of evidence that they end them (City Journal)
  • Satire: AOC op-ed: If socialism is so bad, why did over 100 million people sacrifice their lives for it in the 20th century? (Genesius Times)

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VIDEOS

Governor Ron DeSantis Takes on Big Tech — He moves to give citizens — not Google, Facebook, and the rest of the social media mafia — control of their own data.

Senate Hearing on Leftist ‘Equality Act’ — Senators Cruz, Blackburn, and Graham ask questions and listen to damaging testimony regarding leftist efforts to pass the misnamed bill.

Understanding Ayn Rand — The famous philosopher’s ideas about free markets and free minds still captivate millions.

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SHORT CUTS

Insight: “It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority.” —Lord Acton (1834-1902)

Upright: “We are among the biggest fools in history if we keep on paying people to make us hate each other. Whether it is called by pretty names like ‘multiculturalism,’ ‘diversity’ or ‘gender awareness,’ that is what it all boils down to. Endless repetition does not make something true.” —Thomas Sowell

Political futures: “Republicans who don’t stand up to the left’s gender madness are useless. This is a hard line issue. No capitulating. No compromise. Our side is 100 percent right. The other side is 100 percent wrong. They should get no concession and no consideration.” —Matt Walsh

For the record: “The Biden administration is still trying to blame President Trump for what’s going on the border right now. They’re ignoring the fact that — I don’t care if you love President Trump or hate him. You cannot deny the fact that he gave us the most secure border in my career, which is almost thirty-five years. I started in 1984 as a Border Patrol agent. I spent my entire career on border enforcement, immigration enforcement, and President Trump got it right. He had unprecedented success on that border. … Joe Biden has sold out this country to the progressive left to win an election. … This isn’t incompetence. This is by design. This is an open borders agenda that we all knew was coming.” —former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan

The BIG Lie I: “The prior administration dismantled the orderly and safe way that these children could make their claims. … It takes time because the entire system was dismantled. We are working on it and we will succeed because that is what we do.” —Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

The BIG Lie II: “The border is secure. The border is closed. We’ve been unequivocal in that and we are operationalizing our processes, executing our plans. We are a nation of laws, and we treat vulnerable children humanely. We can do it, and we are doing it.” — Alejandro Mayorkas

The BIG Lie III: “I think we are executing on our plans and, quite frankly, when we are finished doing so, the American public will look back on this and say we’ve secured our border and we upheld our values and our principles as a nation.” — Alejandro Mayorkas

Race bait: “We’re learning again what we’ve always known: Words have consequences. It’s the ‘coronavirus.’ Full stop. … Hate and violence often hide in plain sight. It’s often met with silence that’s been throughout our history, but that has to change because our silence is complicity.” —Joe Biden again falsely blaming racism for the Atlanta murders

Gaslighting: “This shooter [in Atlanta] was able to kill all of these folks the same day he purchased a firearm, but right now what is our [state] legislature doing? They busy … trying to prevent people from being able to vote the same day they register.” —Senator Raphael Warnock

Then (as in Thursday): “I do [support the filibuster] right now, yes. … It’s there and you deal with it, and you find you can deal with it. So, changing it, you have to think: What are the ramifications for the institution?” —Senator Dianne Feinstein | Now (as in Friday): “If … Republicans continue to abuse the filibuster by requiring cloture votes, I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used.” —Dianne Feinstein

And last… “This six-foot distancing requirement has probably been the single costliest mitigation tactic that we’ve employed in response to COVID.” —former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD

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Crisis looming? | America faces biggest refugee surge in two decades

An unprecedented migrant crisis has hit the US’ southwestern border, with 5,000 unaccompanied children alone reportedly being held in Border Patrol custody, presenting a difficult challenge for the Biden administration, although it has downplayed the situation…

But Didn’t Joe Biden Welcome And Incentivize This Border Crisis?

Guests: Gene Ho, Patrick Howley Broadcast Time: 12 PM EST Immigrants who are swarming to the U.S.-Mexico border say President Joe Biden “promised” them they would be allowed to enter the country. “Biden promised us that everything was going to change,” Gladys Oneida Pérez Cruz, a woman who traveled to the border with her son, told The New York Times.