Some 40 years ago, a famous national study on America's public schools warned of a "crisis of mediocrity." Today, things have deteriorated so much that "mediocrity" in some areas would be considered an improvement. Test scores reached a several-decades low nationally last year, and all over the country public schools are wasting billions on Lord knows what. Actually, education reform is simple – here's what we do...
Attorney General Ken Paxton had an Op-Ed published in Newsweek Magazine the other day that details the work that both he and other Attorney Generals are doing to defend our Southern Border and push back against Joe Biden’s attempts to destroy American sovereignty. It began with an eye-catching, "Lawlessness and chaos reign at the U.S.-Mexico border instead of our commander-in-chief. "
A recent epidemic of airline near misses deserves attention and serves to illustrate the seriousness of the so-called Diversity, Equity & Inclusion movement – and its potential repercussions. Our government is – quite literally – playing with our lives as it prefers DEI over ensuring that the best qualified employees are hired based on racially and gender-blind competitive tests and experience. Something has gone terribly wrong.
It pains me to admit it, but the current fashion of lying to oneself (and your fellow woke-cult Democrats) about the nature of one’s opponents is – self-destructive. As Grandpa Biden descends further with each passing day into his vortex of bizarre verbal re-constructions, incoherent shouting and occasional improvised concessions that neutralize Democrat's talking points, he's about to have to face reality. And soon.
“As President Biden doubles down on his anti-Oil & Gas Agenda, our enemies smell blood in the water and're using their production as leverage against the West," said Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, following news of Russia's plans to cut 5% of its oil production next month. "We have the technology and manpower to be energy independent – we just need the federal government to get out of the way."
At Joe Biden's "State of the Union" disaster earlier this week, we heard a whole lot of mis-information and happy talk about "bipartisanship." Oh Horse-Hockey! Joe Biden – one of the most partisan, divisive and simply dishonest Democrats of the last 50-odd years stood before the American people and literally, provably, lied to them about virtually everything. And, he pretended to actually have respect for Republicans.
Misinform, Ignore & Attack - then call for "unity" as the country slides into ruin. Joe Biden smeared all U.S. Law Enforcement, demonized innocent Border Patrol Officers - even as he nullified the nation's Immigration Laws he swore to uphold, as inner-city crime soars as never before. And, he utterly lied about Republicans "sunsetting" Social Security & Medicare. It was the same old, old and dishonest Biden.
The Biden administration and Democrats in New York, Connecticut and other states are fighting local zoning laws in order to build high-rise apartment buildings with "affordable" units in tree-lined, single-family neighborhoods. All in the name of equity, meaning everyone can live in a tranquil suburb, whether they've earned the money to pay for it or not.
PONDER THIS: The most recent strains of "COVID" are no more deadly than the common flu – yet we still have Joe Biden's "emergency" COVID-19 powers. From day one, the overreaction and misinformation from liberal D.C. politicians and the health industrial complex has not been about public health, but politics, control and money – hundreds of billions of dollars – and removing Trump from office.
You can tell what Democrats don’t want to talk about by what they blame on "racism," "white supremacy" or some other victimhood factor. When they don’t like a story – or can’t spin it to their advantage – they cry some sort of “ism.” But the definition of racism is treating people differently based upon their skin color, which is what Democrats do. No wonder Identity Politics is so "Systemic" anymore.
The ordinarily fluent and unperturbed Justice Elena Kagan seemed, judging from the transcript, to be sputtering a bit in the oral argument of the Supreme Court's case challenging the racial quotas and preferences used in admissions by the University of North Carolina.
Recently an unarmed 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was brutally beaten to death by five Black Memphis police officers. They were all charged with murder. The Victimizers & Victim were Black, the Memphis Police Chief is Black, as is the Assistant Police Chief. The death could be attributed to many things, but no sooner was the death announced than accusations of "systemic racism" surfaced.
Once again, the nation is traumatized by horrible video of police brutally beating to death a Black man. Need I note the victim was Black? Would we be less or more traumatized if the victim were white? But the rule seems to be the victims are Black. . . and in this case, the police officers were Black.
The fissure began in 2020 – when schools across the country closed at the beginning of the pandemic. Parents, often working in the same room where their children were being educated over Zoom, began to see just what their children were being taught, and how – and they didn't like what they saw. Attitudes changed almost overnight, and parents now overwhelmingly believe the system needs to be changed.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who leads the weaponization panel, suggested the possibility of subpoenas after the House Judiciary send out several letters requesting interviews with potential witnesses as part of their investigations.
In the wake of the recent release of the shocking and "colluding" internal "Twitter Files" by new owner Elon Musk, let's revisit former President Obama's warning last April about the spread of "misinformation": "You just have to flood a country's public square with enough raw sewage. You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theories that citizens no longer know what to believe." Hmm...
Former President Trump – for now – seems to have had more "classified" documents at Mar-a-Lago than President Biden has had at his (various) homes in Delaware. But other than that, the comparisons between the two, contrary to popular punditry, hardly favor Biden. For starters, we seem to forget that for much of Mr. Biden's developing controversy, Joe Biden's own team is investigating Biden. And, he did not "self-report."
There are few things Democrats love more than themselves, but one of those things is Ukraine. I support Ukraine’s sovereignty and all of that. But what I’m not willing to do for Ukraine, or nearly any other country for that matter, is to go broke in defense of them. Sorry, a corrupt eastern European country isn’t worth it to me. But it is to Democrats, especially Joe Biden.
Nearly 100 terrorism suspects were stopped by U.S. Customs & Border Protection in 2022. Each day across our entire southern border, 1,000s of migrants willfully break our laws, with no end in sight – 100s of 1,000s more have slipped into our country undetected. Cartels are richer and more emboldened than ever, and Americans have never been more vulnerable to fentanyl and criminals flowing into our country.
The New York Times and other major publications and networks have been unwilling to admit that they published "mis-information" and fostered false narratives with baseless charges that Russian bots had somehow swung the 2016 election to Donald Trump. In his review of "The Twitter Files," reporter Matt Taibbi (whose roots are on the political Left,) admitted the charges were baseless, as have left-leaning Twitter executives – in private.