Entries by Jarrett Stepman

Starbucks Closures Over Crime Show How Companies Dodge Woke Consequences

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Troubled times may be ahead for the marriage between corporate America and the left. Starbucks recently announced that it’s closing over a dozen stores because of crime and safety concerns. “We’ve had to make the difficult decision to close some locations that have a particularly high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe for […]

‘Defund the Police’ Movement Triggered Massive Spike in Murder of Black Americans. So Much for Equity.

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The political aftermath of George Floyd’s death produced a surge in murders of black Americans, but it wasn’t at the hands of the police. The numbers are shocking, but not surprising. The FBI previously reported that murders increased by 30% in 2020. But there is more to that story. According to a recent report by Fox News, FBI data […]

Tidal Wave Nears Border, but Team Biden Goes Full Steam Ahead

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Editors’ Note: The following article is an excellent description of the southern border crisis, an open border threatening all citizens and the national security of the United States. The statement is often made that the Biden administration doesn’t have an effective policy to address this crisis. Our national headlines should be shouting that this crisis […]

Border Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse

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In 2021, the migrant surge at the southern border hit its highest point in two decades. But as bad as things are currently, the situation at the border may get even worse. President Donald Trump’s administration created the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order Title 42 to allow immediate deportation of illegal immigrants coming from countries […]

Hail, Biden!: The President’s Toothless Caesarism

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President Joe Biden demonstrated his commitment to “norms” last week by delivering a speech threatening governors, and all who oppose his will, with a unilateral edict requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. As my colleague Fred Lucas reported, Biden “directed the Labor Department to develop an emergency regulation giving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the authority to […]

China Wants You to Be a Woke ‘Anti-Racist’ While It Pursues Ethnic Cleansing

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China is all aboard the cause of “anti-racism” and critical race theory. At least, China wants the United States to be all aboard. In a video produced by China Global Television Network, which is a state-owned media company controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, two narrators talk about “how to teach about racism to your […]

On Afghanistan Fiasco, Biden Says ‘Buck Stops With Me’ While Blaming Everyone Else

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The buck stops with me,” said President Joe Biden in an address to the nation on Monday after blaming his presidential predecessors for continuing a long war in Afghanistan. Biden gave the speech in response to criticism of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a weekend in which the Taliban effectively took over much of […]

Why We Should Care That YouTube Has Silenced Sen. Rand Paul

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Another day, another instance of a Big Tech company censoring content it doesn’t like. This time, YouTube—owned by Google—took down a video by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in which he discusses face masks and COVID-19. YouTube also banned Paul from its platform for a week. “We removed content from Senator Paul’s channel for including claims […]

NPR Allows Its Reporters To Engage In Direct Activism

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The thin veil over National Public Radio’s commitment to objective journalism has been lifted. NPR has announced a new ethics policy that allows its journalists to “participate in activities that advocate for ‘the freedom and dignity of human beings’ on both social media and in real life.” National Public Radio, an organization partially funded by […]

Critical Race Theory in Classrooms Isn’t Just About Teaching ‘Honest History’

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The media spin and outright gaslighting to cover up the reality of the teaching of critical race theory in our schools and institutions has shifted into overdrive. First, we were told it wasn’t happening at all. Then, we were informed that trying to stop it was authoritarian fascism or something. Now left-wing media and politicians […]