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UPDATE: Psaki Says All Who ‘Misinform’ on Social Media Should Be BANNED

UPDATE 7/16/21 3:00 PM: White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Friday said Americans who deliver "misinformation" on social media should be banned from all such platforms. That followed her revelation on Thursday that the White House worked with Facebook to track down and eliminate "problematic" posts that the administration...

Biden Kills Trump Rule to Allow More Water Flow from Showerheads

(Headline USA) The Biden administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn’t getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads. Now, with a new president in office, the Energy Department is going back to a standard adopted in 2013, saying it knows best...

LGBT Group Bemoans ZERO Trans Characters in Last Year’s Films

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on Thursday released its 2021 Studio Responsibility Index, which gauges LGBTQ representation and portrayal in Hollywood films, and found that major studios excluded people who identify as transgender and non-binary. GLAAD studied 44 movies from eight studios, including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and...

Biden Admin Invites UN to Investigate ‘Systemic Racism’ in US

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this week that he is inviting United Nations officials to investigate “contemporary forms of racism” in the U.S. “The United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” Blinken said on...

NC GOP Advances Groundbreaking Anti-Indoctrination Bill; Veto Likely

(Headline USA) North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday to ban the alarming spread of Critical Race Theory and other forms of indoctrination in public-school classrooms. Leftists claimed that the measure sought to define how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the classroom. GOP Senate leader Phil Berger...

Tenn. Spends Nearly $4M Annually to Educate Unaccompanied Illegal Kids

(Jon Styf, The Center Square) Tennessee has spent nearly $60 million over 15 years educating children who entered the state as unaccompanied minors, according to the state’s Fiscal Review Committee estimates. Krista Lee Carsner, executive director of the Tennessee General Assembly's Fiscal Review Committee, presented her cost estimate research to the...

Democrats, Biden Admin. Want Phone Companies to Censor Anti-Vax Texts

The Democratic National Committee and those close to President Joe Biden want large phone service corporations to collect and report the data of those skeptical about the vaccines, the Politico reported. The administration set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 70% of the population by July 4 -- a target which...

ATF’s New Regulation Could Make 40 Million Gun Owners Felons Overnight

(Brett Cooper, Foundation for Economic Education) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has published a notice outlining their plans to update regulations on stabilizing braces. Originally developed to help those with disabilities shoot comfortably, stabilizing braces have become a popular firearm accessory used to legally adapt AR-style pistols into...

Cubans Rise Up in Protests Against Communist Oppression

On Sunday, hundreds of Cubans took part in the largest uprising in the nation in over 30 years, Fox News reported. Cuba is in the midst of a dire economic crisis and major food shortage as a result of its Communist government's policies. As a result, thousands of protesters took to...

SELLERS: Leftists In for a Rude Awakening amid Efforts to Redefine ‘Empathy’

While the outrage over Critical Race Theory has put renewed scrutiny on bias and indoctrination in the classroom, the issue is nothing new. In fact, the educational component is central to the radical Left's longtime effort to manipulate and control the populace by taking basic facts that undermine its agenda...

Va. GOP Wants ‘Nonpartisan’ Pundit Larry Sabato Investigated at UVA for Ethics Violations

(Tyler Arnold, The Center Square) The Republican Party of Virginia is requesting the University of Virginia perform an ethics investigation into the university’s Center for Politics, alleging its director has shown strong partisanship toward Democrats in his taxpayer-funded role. The Center for Politics was created by Dr. Larry Sabato, a political...

Best College Anti-Fragility Speech ‘Ever’ Came From…Van Jones!?!

(Jon Miltimore, Foundation for Economic Education) Jonathan Haidt has become one of the thinkers I make a point of listening to when he speaks or writes. Like the late Christopher Hitchens and Charles Krauthammer—two thinkers I often disagreed with but deeply respected—I may not always agree with Haidt, a social psychologist...

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