Daily News Roundup
Robert A. Bishop contributor to American Thinker: Constitutionally protected personal and economic freedom can lead to inequitable consequences based on an individual’s abilities, intellect, deferred gratification, impulse control, and motivation. Yet, it creates a more dynamic and affluent society. On the other hand, equity is utopian socialism destroying personal responsibility and property rights, producing third-world living standards, conflict, and violence.
Suzanne Downing contributor to Daily Caller: Now that President Joe Biden’s ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) rule has been published in the Federal Registry, Congress can review it and disapprove it. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is the one weapon Congress has to keep the Biden Administration from wolfing down Americans’ 401(k)s.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Food prices are expected to grow more slowly in 2023 than in 2022 but still at above historical average rates. In 2023, all food prices are predicted to increase 7.9 percent, with a prediction interval of 5.5 to 10.3 percent. Food-at-home prices are predicted to increase 8.6 percent, with a prediction interval of 5.6 to 11.8 percent. Food-away-from-home prices are predicted to increase 8.3 percent, with a prediction interval of 7.1 to 9.6 percent.
Reggie Littlejohn contributor to American Thinker: In my opinion, tracking the COVID-19 unvaccinated is a way to identify “resisters,” people who don’t just go along with the government narrative, who are unmoved by heavy propaganda, who think for themselves and who are willing to take the heat for going against the flow. Many of these people are conservatives and pro-life Christians, some of whom refused the jab because the injections were made using the cells of an aborted fetus. Is the government identifying the unvaxxed in order to characterize them as somehow “unclean,” or selfish, or even “grandma killers.” Will these codes be used to separate the unjabbed from society and ultimately, to persecute them?
Ben Bartee contributor to PJMedia: The White House’s admitted diversity hire, Karine Jean-Pierre — who embodies the Holy Social Justice™ Trinity as an LGBTQ+++™ ethnic immigrant — is objectively not good at her job, to put it diplomatically. Her painful press briefings are tours de force in the mutilation of the English language. The things this woman does to grammar, if language were human, would be war crimes. Listening to her recent Feb 23 press briefing, the question occurred to me: does the White House actually transcribe KJP obscenities into print in its official transcripts? Amazingly, it does.
Whedon: Judge approves depositions for Trump, FBI Director Wray in suit from former officials
A federal judge on Thursday approved depositions for former President Donald Trump and FBI Director Christopher Wray as part of lawsuits from former FBI officials who investigated Trump. Former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page became the subject of a public scandal following the release of text messages between the two, who were having an affair. The messages showed the pair discussing the investigation and making critical comments about the former president.
Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/judge-approves-depositions-trump-fbi-director-wray-suit-former-officials
BIDEN’S ONGOING VACCINATION JAB MANDATES & THE FOREVER MASK
Real Science: 1762 Athlete Cardiac Arrests or Serious Issues, 1221 of Them Dead, Since COVID Injection
It is definitely not normal for so many mainly young athletes to suffer from cardiac arrests or to die while playing their sport, but this year it is happening. Many of these heart issues and deaths come shortly after they got a COVID vaccine. While it is possible this can happen to people who did not get a COVID vaccine, the sheer numbers clearly point to the only obvious cause. Important Notes: The number of dead are included in the total number. There are also dozens of reports that are not included in the total number shown in the headline because they are not or may not be vaccine-related, in our judgement.
The so-called health professionals running the COVID vaccine programs around the world keep repeating that “the COVID vaccine is a normal vaccine and it is safe and effective.” In response to their pronouncement, here is a non-exhaustive and continuously growing list of mainly young athletes who had major medical issues in 2021/2022 after receiving one or more COVID vaccines. Initially, many of these were not reported. We know that many people were told not to tell anyone about their adverse reactions and the media was not reporting them. They started happening and ramping up after the first COVID vaccinations. The mainstream media still are not reporting most, but sports news cannot ignore the fact that soccer players and other stars collapse in the middle of a game due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Many of those die – 69.4% as at 31st December 2022.
Read more: https://goodsciencing.com/covid/athletes-suffer-cardiac-arrest-die-after-covid-shot/
Burrow: EXCLUSIVE: West Point Said Applicants Needed The COVID Vaccine Weeks After Mandate Ended
West Point had revoked travel restrictions for unvaccinated members as of Jan. 31, according to an official Army order obtained by the DCNF and an academy spokesperson, and as of Friday the Army formally repealed all internal COVID-19 vaccine requirements in line with Department of Defense (DOD) orders from earlier in January. Yet even in late February, after the application deadline had passed, the academy’s admissions office confirmed a vaccination requirement for incoming new cadets, according to West Point communications viewed by the DCNF and a spokesperson. “There is no telling how many potential cadets this arbitrary mandate has dissuaded from serving our nation,” Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana told the DCNF.
Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/02/26/west-point-covid-vaccine-new-cadets/
Piper: Masks forever? Feds, medical world double down on mandates despite evidence they don’t work
Decades of research finding that face masks provide little to no real-world benefit against respiratory viruses, recently reaffirmed by a “gold standard” Cochrane meta-review of randomized controlled trials, aren’t budging the faith of federal regulators and the U.S. medical establishment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration could impose some form of mask mandate in healthcare settings permanently, assuming the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs approves its final rule submitted in December.
Read more/Watch the 3 minute and 58 second videos: https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/masks-forever-feds-poo-poo-rigorous-trials-meds-hail-crappy-study/
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET) & TRANSHUMANISM (HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
McCotter: In AI Tech, the Left Replicates Itself
Just when you thought cancel culture couldn’t get any worse, the Left appears to seek to perfect humanity, or supersede it altogether, with immortal AI machines. […] Yes, garbage in, garbage out: the same hand that holds the AI technology molds the AI technology and, ergo, its ideology. As a result, present evidence reveals AI technology contains the spark of the malign—the Left. As related by Breitbart’s Lucas Nolan, researcher David Rozado discovered how Open AI’s ChatGPT AI chatbot is politically biased: . . . […] The absurd language patterns used by these AI chatbots are fascinating. These are actual quotes from AI technologies: . . . […] Again, all these are actual quotes and encounters with AI technologies. Which raises the question, what kind of “thinking” results in such “bugs” within an AI technology’s programming? At Breitbart, Allum Bokhari reveals the global elitists funding the drive to incorporate “Machine Learning Fairness” (i.e., radical leftist thought) into AI technology; and, per Nolan, the domestic leftist elite’s use of the power and purse of the federal government to further this ideological aim. Overall, the disordered soul that programs and spawns such AI responses is ideologically on the Left, emotionally puerile, selfish, obsessive, craving of external validation and total control of others, has a propensity for violence when their whims are unsated, denies or denigrates or delimits God’s existence and dominion while lusting to become Him.
Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/24/in-ai-tech-the-left-replicates-itself/
McCullough: Why Does The Left Want Your Child Dead?
The political, theological, and cultural left want your children weaponized for their cultural purposes. They will go to any lengths necessary to do so. They would even see them commit suicide against your will as their parent, and perhaps even without your knowledge. They use flowery language to describe the “wisdom” of children. They condemn parents as “dangerous, uninformed, and fascist,” if the parent disagrees with the child’s “decision.” They are also accelerating their attempt to “lawfully” wedge the parent out of the equation, while trying to jam other “adults” into the place parents should occupy.
Just a couple of examples from this past week: . . .
Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2023/02/26/why-does-the-left-want-your-child-dead-n2619968
THE CORRUPT U.S. INTELLIGENCE/ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Lendrum: Biden DOJ Indicts Eight Pro-Life Protesters on Federal Charges
On Wednesday, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of eight pro-life protesters in Michigan on federal charges, continuing an alarming trend of the weaponization of federal law enforcement agencies for the targeting of political opponents. As reported by Fox News, the eight defendants have been charged under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, over an incident that took place outside an abortion clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan in August of 2020. The DOJ accuses the eight of “engaging in a civil rights conspiracy” for allegedly blocking the entrance to the Northland Family Planning Clinic. The indictment claims that one of the defendants advertised the protest ahead of time as a “blockade” on social media. […] The FACE Act is a law that makes it a federal crime to “injure, intimidate or interfere” with a woman who is trying to get an abortion. Those convicted under the FACE Act could face sentences of up to 11 years in prison and fines of $350,000.
Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/23/biden-doj-indicts-eight-pro-life-protesters-on-federal-charges/
THE FIGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY
Marshall: Lawsuit Forces Los Angeles County To Remove 1.2 Million Ineligible Voters From Rolls
Los Angeles County, California confirmed it had removed 1.2 million ineligible voters from its rolls thanks to a settlement with the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch, the group announced Friday. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in 2017 on behalf of itself and four registered voters in Los Angeles County. Election Integrity Project California, Inc., another public interest group, was also a part of the lawsuit. Under the agreement, Los Angeles had to send 1.6 million address confirmation notices to voters listed “inactive” on its voter rolls. According to the National Voter Registration Act — which requires states to maintain accurate voter rolls — states and counties must remove from their voting rolls voters who do not respond to such mailers and do not vote in the next two federal elections.
Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/27/lawsuit-forces-los-angeles-county-to-remove-1-2-million-ineligible-voters-from-rolls/
Hinderaker: SIX MILLION AMERICANS ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE IN TWO STATES
Via Kevin Roche, we come across this NBER paper, titled “Cross-State Strategic Voting,” which is embedded below. This is the paper’s Abstract: We estimate 3% of the U.S. voter population is registered to vote in two states. Which state these double-registrants choose to vote in reflects incentives and costs, being more prevalent in swing states (higher incentive) and states which automatically send out mail-in ballots (lower cost). We call this behavior cross-state strategic voting (CSSV) and estimate there were 317,000 such votes in the 2020 presidential election.
Read more: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/02/six-million-americans-are-registered-to-vote-in-two-states.php
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Bloomberg: China Cease-Fire Proposal for Ukraine Falls Flat With US, Allies
China called for a cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine in a position paper on ending the war that offered some reprieve to Moscow but was quickly dismissed by Kyiv’s allies as the conflict enters its second year. Several of the 12 points outlined by China in the document issued Friday would, if carried out, offer clear benefits to Russian President Vladimir Putin. That includes a cease-fire, which would freeze Russian troops in place on Ukrainian territory, as well as a call to immediately end all sanctions not endorsed by the UN Security Council, where Russia holds veto power.
Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-cease-fire-proposal-for-ukraine-falls-flat-with-us-allies/ar-AA17RPcy
Reuters: Ukraine’s Zelensky says he plans to meet China’s Xi
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday he plans to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping but did not say when such a meeting might take place. “I plan to meet Xi Jinping and believe this will be beneficial for our countries and for security in the world,” he told a news conference in Kyiv on the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelensky had earlier reiterated that he would not hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Read more: https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-732656
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Soriano: Biden Denies the Russians a Choice
The Cuban Missile Crisis would later be seen as a defining moment in U.S.-Russian relations. It was the closest approach of the two Cold War antagonists to a nuclear confrontation. After the crisis subsided, Kennedy thought deeply about how to avoid a situation like that again and how the two great nuclear powers could find a way to live together. He wanted to say something about it publicly. In his speech, Kennedy signaled U.S. readiness to join with Russia in banning the future tests of nuclear weapons and he opened the prospect for peaceful coexistence. The speech is admired for Kennedy’s eloquence and for the initiative he took in conceiving it, but there is a passage in it that is relevant today as we look at the war unfolding in Ukraine. Nuclear powers, Kennedy said, “must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy — or of a collective death-wish for the world.” […] “Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia. Never,” President Biden said in Poland on February 21. The words are confrontational and far removed from the spirit in Kennedy’s speech. They are part of a long record of American words and deeds showing that Washington is willing to . . . [Note: It’s looking more and more like Biden wants a nuclear confrontation.]
Read more at American Thinker.
Osborn & Davis: Russia’s Medvedev floats idea of pushing back Poland’s borders
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that the only way for Moscow to ensure a lasting peace with Ukraine was to push back the borders of hostile states as far as possible, even if that meant the frontiers of NATO member Poland. Medvedev, who is now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, made the comments in a message on his Telegram account exactly a year after Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in what it called a “special military operation” to protect Russian speakers and ensure its own security.
Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/russias-medvedev-floats-idea-pushing-091433077.html
MacDonald: WATCH: Zelenskyy Trashes Americans Who Oppose Giving More of Our Money to Ukrainian Regime
Zelenskyy was asked about polls that are suggesting “a growing number of Americans believe that the US is giving too much support to Ukraine.” A new Associated Press and NORC poll found that 24 percent of Americans believe that the US should not play a role in the conflict. Pew Research found that seven percent of Americans believed Ukraine was getting too much support in March 2022 — and that number has now grown to 26 percent as of January 2023. “What would your message be to those Americans on that anniversary?” the Ukrainian president was asked. “I would like to thank all of the American people that are supporting Ukraine: the Congress, the president, the TV channels, the journalists, and everyone that has been supporting us,” Zelenskyy replied. Then, the mood shifted as Zelenskyy addressed the Americans who prefer that taxpayer funds go to help Americans.
Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/watch-zelenskyy-trashes-americans-who-oppose-giving-more-of-our-money-to-ukraine/
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Foster: Energy Department Concludes That COVID-19 Pandemic Likely Originated From Chinese Lab Leak: REPORT
The report was shared with the White House and select members of Congress, according to the WSJ. Significantly, the report represents a move away from the previously undecided stance of the Energy Department in relation to the origin of the virus. Taking the form of an update to a 2021 document from the office of Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the revelation positions the Energy Department in relative alignment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the laboratory leak conclusion, the WSJ reported. Although the Energy Department reportedly views the laboratory leak conclusion with “low confidence,” their position is significant as it comes from newfound intelligence, according to the WSJ. The FBI maintains “moderate confidence” in the laboratory leak conclusion.
Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/02/26/energy-department-concludes-covid-19-pandemic-likely-china-lab-leak-origin-report/
Margolis: NTSB Chair Debunks Biden Admin Claims That Trump Is to Blame for Train Derailment
The Biden administration has come under a lot of fire for its poor and slow response to the environmental disaster in East Palestine, Ohio. In an effort to deflect some criticism for its incompetence, they’ve tried, repeatedly, I might add, to blame deregulation under the Trump administration for the derailment happening in the first place. During his disastrous visit to East Palestine on Thursday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg once again suggested that Trump-era deregulation was to blame for the derailment. […] “[E]ven with the 20 cars with toxic materials, under current safety rules, that train still did not qualify for designation as a high-hazard flammable train, which would have gotten it — or required at least, a newer, safer braking system,” began CNN host Jake Tapper. “So, that rule as it stands right now clearly was inadequate for the citizens of East Palestine. Why not add the newer braking system to any train carrying hazardous material, not just those with more than 20 cars of hazardous material?”
Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/02/24/ntsb-chair-debunks-biden-admin-claims-that-trump-is-to-blame-for-train-derailment-n1673546
Anderson: Turns Out They Are Coming for Your Gas Stoves
A new Biden administration rule on cooking appliances would effectively ban half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market from being sold, according to an Energy Department projection. In an analysis published earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s Energy Department acknowledged that roughly half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market today would not meet its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulations, E&E News reported Friday. As a result, those stoves would not be eligible for purchase. Still, Energy Department spokesman Jeremy Ortiz dismissed concerns over the proposal, saying half the gas stove market “would remain if this standard is finalized as proposed.” The Energy Department’s admission comes roughly one month after U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner Richard Trumka Jr., a Biden appointee, said a gas stove ban was “on the table.” “This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka Jr. said of gas cooking. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
Read more: https://freebeacon.com/energy/turns-out-they-are-coming-for-your-gas-stoves/
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE NUCLEAR FAMILY
Pandy: America the single
Americans are increasingly forgoing or delaying marriage — a dramatic shift from societal norms a generation ago. By the numbers: Over the last 50 years, the marriage rate in the U.S. has dropped by nearly 60%. What’s happening: Taxes and some other legal structures still give an advantage to married couples, but the formal benefits of marriage are diminishing, said Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins. And the societal pressure to marry has eroded dramatically. “Life is still a bit easier if you’re married,” he said. But many of the life events we link to marriage, such as cohabitating or having kids, are increasingly occurring outside of marriage. Reality check: . . .
Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/02/25/marriage-declining-single-dating-taxes-relationships
Meyrat: The Time to Find Your Spouse Is Now
Society does kids a disservice by encouraging them to think of marriage and family as a distant goal. I’ve got time! I’m still young. I still need to travel the world, earn my graduate degree, get a dog, save half a million dollars…” Such is the refrain of the typical young adult nearing the graduation of high school or college when he or she is confronted with the question of whether they intend to be in a serious relationship. They have been told by popular media, teachers, and their parents that studies, career, and fun should take precedence over relationships, which they can worry about later.
By now, it’s no surprise how badly this approach has worked out for younger generations. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, almost half of adults under 30 report being single, with men taking on the lion’s share (63%) in that group. Moreover, a little less than half (47%) of all singles don’t care to pursue a romantic interest. Among the people in that group, single men are much less interested in a committed relationship (25%) than single women (41%). The whole study reveals that fewer people are pairing up and most simply stop bothering after a certain point.
Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/the-time-to-find-your-spouse-is-now/
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Cleveland: How Trump Derangement Gave Birth To The Censorship-Industrial Complex
The Biden administration may have abandoned plans to create a “Disinformation Board,” but a more insidious “Censorship Complex” already exists and is growing at an alarming speed. This Censorship Complex is bigger than banned Twitter accounts or Democrats’ propensity for groupthink. Its funding and collaboration implicate the government, academia, tech giants, nonprofits, politicians, social media, and the legacy press. Under the guise of combatting so-called misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information, these groups seek to silence speech that threatens the far-left’s ability to control the conversation — and thus the country and the world. Americans grasped a thread of this reality with the release of the “Twitter Files” and the Washington Examiner’s reporting on the Global Disinformation Index, which revealed the coordinated censorship of speech by government officials, nonprofits, and the media. Yet Americans have no idea of the breadth and depth of the “Censorship Complex” — and how much it threatens the fabric of this country. [… ] Origins of the Censorship Complex Even with the rise of independent news outlets, until about 2016 the left-leaning corporate media controlled the flow of information. Then Donald Trump entered the political arena and used social media to speak directly to Americans. Despite the Russia hoax and the media’s all-out assault, Trump won, proving the strategic use of social media could prevail against a unified corporate press. The left was terrified.
Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/24/how-trump-derangement-gave-birth-to-the-censorship-industrial-complex/
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: WOKE IDENTITY POLITICS
Brown: L.A. DA Gascón Suspends a Prosecutor for Misgendering a Child Molester and Accused Murderer
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón embraces a special kind of evil. The Soros-backed prosecutor has A: sold whatever shreds remain of his soul, B: has had a lobotomy, or C: has just submersed himself completely in Leftist dogma. Of course, all of those things do somewhat dovetail, don’t they? So let’s go with D: all of the above. […] You would think that in a civilized society, even in California where civilization hangs by a thread, even someone as compromised as George Gascón would recognize that he has a hardened, irredeemable, violent sex offender on his hands who does not need to be coddled or placated. Tubbs is a very dangerous man, but Gascón suspended Sanna because he misgendered and dead-named Tubbs, which I guess is more important to Gascón than Tubbs’ crimes. Apparently, Sanna’s tack made others in Gascón’s office feel uncomfortable. Good grief. They never take a day off from the propaganda, do they? Never mind the murder, molestation, and assaults. Just make sure you get the monster’s pronouns right. Gender always trumps justice.
Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/02/24/l-a-da-gascon-suspends-a-prosecutor-for-misgendering-a-child-molester-and-accused-murderer-n1673639
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Blake: A ‘National Divorce’ Is An Understandable Desire But A Recipe For Disaster
A national divorce is impractical, and the prospect of a civil war, which is what happened last time it was tried, is horrible. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia congresswoman, is a terrible messenger for the idea. Thus, it is no surprise that her tweet about the need for a national divorce brought a cavalcade of criticism upon her, including from fellow Republicans. Yet for all the problems with the proposal — to say nothing of the often-stupid responses — there are good reasons why the idea is alluring to some on the right. Acknowledging these points is not an endorsement of a national breakup, and ignoring them will not make them go away. The first of these truths is simple: The moral and cultural divisions in our nation are probably as deep as those preceding the Civil War. There is a multitude of polling and punditry on our polarization, but it can perhaps be best summed up by noting that we can’t even agree on what a woman is — the Biden administration, along with many blue states, is literally putting male criminals in women’s prisons on the theory that trans women are women, full stop. This level of disagreement, which is mirrored on many other issues, does not lend itself to easy coexistence or political comity.
Of course, this division applies to both sides, which brings us to the second point, . . .
Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/27/a-national-divorce-is-an-understandable-desire-but-a-recipe-for-disaster/
Greenfield: LA Mayor Wants to Dump “Right-Wing” Cops, Bring in Failed Diversity Hires
Does she want Memphis? Because that’s how you get Memphis. Mayor Karen Bass, the democratically selected choice of ballot harvesters whose ballots all came in conveniently late after numbers showed she had lost the race for a second time, has plans to fight crime. Well, not crime, but police.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass called to remove “obstacles” for new police recruits and pledged to root out officers with ties to “right-wing domestic extremist organizations.” Bass is looking to remove “obstacles” for police recruits who fail to initially qualify for training as a means of further diversifying the LAPD, LA, according to Bass, needs fewer experienced cops and more failed applicants who get in because they meet a quota.
Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/la-mayor-wants-to-dump-right-wing-cops-bring-in-failed-diversity-hires/
Aiken: ‘Most hated’: White student sues historically Black college for $2 million over racial discrimination
A White student at Howard University’s law school is suing the institution for racial discrimination, alleging the school created a “hostile education environment.” Michael Newman, the plaintiff, attended Howard University School of Law starting in the fall semester of 2020 and remained there for just two years until he was expelled in September 2022. He is seeking $2 million in monetary damages for “pain, suffering, emotional anguish and damage to his reputation.” Frank Tramble, vice president and chief communications officer for Howard University, said that while he could not comment “substantively” due to pending litigation, the university “is prepared to vigorously defend itself in this lawsuit as the claims provide a one-sided and self-serving narrative of the events leading to the end of the student’s enrollment at the university.” Newman suffered “depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts” as a result of “public ostracism, vilification and humiliation,” the lawsuit claims. At one point, Global Head of Diversity Recruiting Reggie McGahee allegedly told Newman that he had become the most hated student McGahee had seen during his tenure at the university, according to the suit.
Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/hated-white-student-sues-historically-black-college-2-million-racial-discrimination
Garrity: GOP primary candidates must agree to loyalty pledge in order to debate, RNC chair says
Any candidate who wants to take part in the GOP’s first primary debate in Milwaukee later this year will have to sign a pledge promising to support whoever wins the nomination, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said Sunday. “We’re saying you’re not going to get on the debate stage unless you make this pledge,” McDaniel said during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” McDaniel, who recently won her fourth term as RNC chair after a contentious battle against Harmeet Dhillon, said that Republican voters are tired of “infighting” within the party, and “want to see us come together.”
Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/02/26/gop-primary-loyalty-pledge-ronna-mcdaniel-00084467
Halligan: For anyone interested in the UK, the number of “never vaxxed” in England only, according to the latest NHS data and the latest Census population is 20%
There have been 45.4 million who have received one dose in England to 19 February 2023 (up from 43.6 on 1 Jan 2022). The population of England is 56.5 million – leaving 11.1 million never vaxxed English or 20%
Read more: https://peterhalligan.substack.com/p/for-anyone-interested-in-the-uk-the
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