Daily News Roundup
President Biden honoring the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan: The Holy Qur’an reminds us that ‘God is the light of the heavens and earth,’ who leads us out of darkness to the light. Although our White House festivities will be held virtually this Ramadan, Jill and I look forward to resuming the traditional White House Eid celebration in person next year, inshallah.
Pedro Gonzales contributor to American Greatness: The challenge CEOs are issuing to Americans is that they are too big to take on and too big to fail. The only appropriate response would be to raise their taxes, close tax loopholes, deploy anti-trust action, fine, and see as many of them go bankrupt as possible. If we can’t do that, then they’re right about who rules America, and we’re left waiting for Caesar.
Mark Vandroff, a member of the Trump administration’s National Security Council on learning Biden awarded a defense contract to a company that works closely with Chinese military firms: My big worry is from a cyber and counterintelligence perspective. I would worry not only that any collaboration gets back to China, but that [it] also becomes an attractive cyber pathway for [People’s Republic of China] exploitation.
President Obama after the death of Daunte Wright: Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. The fact that this could happen even as the city of Minneapolis is going through the trial of Derek Chauvin and re-living the heart-wrenching murder of George Floyd indicates not just how important it is to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but also just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country.
Paul Rossi a NY math teacher explains why he published an essay calling out his school for critical race theory indoctrination: I know that by attaching my name to this I’m risking not only my current job but my career as an educator, since most schools, both public and private, are now captive to this backward ideology. But witnessing the harmful impact it has on children, I can’t stay silent.
Tara Thieke contributor to the American Mind: We’ve dismantled the extended family. And the nuclear family. We’ve dismantled multi-generational homes. We’ve dismantled a neighborhood full of adults who know each other and keep a collective eye on the kids. We’ve eliminated community life that doesn’t require a car. We’ve eliminated the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, the local sewing circle and beautification committee. We’ve eliminated shared expressions of values. We’ve eliminated high holy days and communal feasts. We’ve eliminated stories shared between generations. We’ve derided the ideal of motherhood, vilified the ideal of fatherhood, and chained ourselves to a treadmill of credentialization, of pleasure maximization, of effective barrenness and sterilization. Is this sexual utopia? Well, as the New York Times comment section sighs wistfully, one at least can take comfort that some young people, somewhere, are having orgies.
For Years, The New York Times Reported Absentee Voting Boosts Fraud — Until Donald Trump Agreed
Read more at The Federalist.
Baumann: GOP Doctors In The House Want Dr. Fauci To Answer Questions About The Border Crisis
A coalition of Republican doctors in the House on Tuesday sent a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci, asking him to address concerns about COVID-19 and the border crisis. Their concern about the public health pandemic grew after touring the border for themselves. According to the coalition, Dr. Fauci is in a position to make the public health emergency known. “In your role as Chief Medical Advisor to the President, we feel it is imperative that you use your position to publicly express your concerns over the national health emergencies created by this surge in illegal immigration,” the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, reads. “The enormous number of migrants coming into this country who are COVID-19 positive cannot help stop this pandemic from a health perspective.
Read more at Daily Wire.
CNS News Staff: More Than 35 Conservative Organizations Sign Pledge to Reject Big Tech Money
More than 35 organizations have signed a pledge to reject money from Big Tech organizations like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and others. In a separate statement, MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell stated, “We are sending this pledge to all conservative organizations and leaders and urging them to sign it. We must act together to end Silicon Valley’s corrupt grip over Washington and our public discourse.” You can read that statement here. Here is the letter in full asking conservative leaders to reject Big Tech money: . . .
Read more at CNS News.
PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD
Rosiak: Grand Jury Indicts School Board Members For Alleged Secret Discussions About Racial Agenda
Two Texas school board members were indicted on charges that they violated the Open Meetings Act as they discussed a racial agenda that was widely opposed by their constituents. Carroll Independent School District (CISD) president Michelle Moore and vice president Todd Carlton were indicted by a grand jury for texts involving the school district’s “Cultural Competence Action Plan,” The Texan reported. The board is required to meet in public, but the texts allegedly involved enough school board members that it may have amounted to a secret, unofficial meeting under the law. […] The cultural competence plan called for hiring “a Director of Equity and Inclusion” and “embed[ding] diversity and inclusion training for students as an ‘enrollment to graduation’ process in all grades.” […] But in Carroll, parents fought back before the ideology could gain a footing.
Read more at Daily Wire.
BIDEN / HARRIS / OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING THE SECOND AMENDMENT
ALERT: Biden’s Red Flag Exec. Order ERASED Your Rights! | Louder With Crowder
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BIDEN / HARRIS / OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
Pleasance: Russia announces snap live-fire drills in the Black Sea today as first US warship is expected to arrive and pro-Kremlin mouthpiece warns war is ‘inevitable’ amid soaring tensions on Ukraine border
Two missile ships – the Graivoron and Vyshny Volochek – are taking part in sea-level and aerial target practice alongside the missile hovercraft Samum while accompanied by frigate Admiral Makarov and mine-sweeping ship Ivan Golubets, the Russian navy’s Black Sea fleet command said. The drill comes as the first of two US warships – thought to be destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Roosevelt – is expected to arrive in the Black Sea today, despite Russian warnings to keep them away ‘for their own good’.
Read more at Daily Mail.
Buchanan: Putin & Xi Have Red Lines, Too
What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks, and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea. Military sources in Kyiv estimate there are now 85,000 Russian troops between six and 25 miles from Ukraine’s northern and eastern borders. […] The record suggests that Putin is not bluffing. […] Since Biden’s presidency began, China has been sending military aircraft, fighters and bombers, into Taiwanese air space, circumnavigating the island with warships, and openly warning that any declaration of independence by Taipei would mean war with Beijing. […] A question arises: Are Putin’s Russia and Xi’s China, with their advantages of geographic proximity, threatening military action to jointly test the resolve of the Biden administration, and colluding to do so—one in Ukraine, the other in the South and East China Seas?
Read more at Intellectual Takeout.
Rafizadeh: On Iran, Biden Administration Ready to Undo Former Administration’s Work, whether It is Good for the World or Not?
A basic rule in negotiations is to keep or gain leverage against the other party. The Biden administration, mystifyingly, is doing exactly the opposite in its negotiations with the regime of Iran.
Read more at Gatestone Institute.
BIDEN / HARRIS / OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Beyrer: Biden Admin Gives Valuable Defense Contract to China Collaborator
The Biden administration awarded a lucrative defense contract to a Singaporean company that works with Chinese military firms. On April 6, Singapore-based ST Engineering won a contract alongside defense contractor BAE Systems to build a prototype military ground vehicle for use in Arctic environments. One of ST Engineering’s direct subsidiaries does business with the Chinese military industry, ultimately providing maritime and satellite technology to Chinese authorities. The use of a defense company that collaborates with China raises concerns about industrial espionage and could expose vulnerabilities in the Pentagon, one expert on military acquisition said. Mark Vandroff, a former Navy officer and member of the Trump administration’s National Security Council, told the Washington Free Beacon the contract could pose an “attractive” way for Beijing to gain inside knowledge on valuable national security technology.
Read more at Free Beacon.
Lawfare Activated – 16 Top Leftist Law Firms Plan “SWAT” Teams to Battle State Election Reform Legislation
Thus the need for “America-First Legal”, the counter strike group put together by Stephen Miller. NBC is reporting that sixteen major national law firms (all leftist aligned) have signed-on to an agreement to create rapid response “SWAT” style legal teams to immediately drag any state election reform efforts into court. One of the effort’s leaders, Brad Karp, chairman of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison of New York, said Monday that 16 firms had signed on so far, including his. The lawyers will act like “SWAT teams” for legal action, he said. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale School of Management professor who is working to help mobilize corporate America against the restrictions, described the legal coalition as an “army of election law experts ready to dispatch at a moment’s notice.”
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.
Winters: Border Sector Sees 380% Spike In Attempted Crossings By Convicted Criminals.
The shocking figure is buried in a recent Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) press release, “Convicted Murderer and a MS-13 Arrested by RGV Border Patrol.” […] “These criminal aliens were convicted here in the United States for crimes other than immigration, ranging from murder, sexual crimes, assault, and narcotics trafficking,” the press release clarifies.
Read more at The National Pulse.
Ascik: A Mandate for a New Great Society?
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris purport both to rule expansively and permanently alter the country based on a mere 16/100 of one percent (.0016) of the total votes cast in the 2020 presidential election. That was the Biden-Harris total margin of victory in the three battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, with their 46 electoral votes—the same three states that decided the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, with the already-passed $1.9T new COVID-plus spending law having now established direct federal payments to individuals as a routine practice; another $2T economy-altering legislation and spending plan with its applies-to-everything “infrastructure;” the issuance by Mr. Biden of more than sixty executive orders within a month of his ascendancy to the presidency; H.R.1’s intent to take over the federal regulation of all elections, federal, state, and local; the re-gendering of society with the Equality Act; the purpose of taking over the daily conduct of all state and local police forces with the George Floyd Police Reform Act; and the groundwork being laid for the complete federal takeover and daily regulation of health, education (including curriculum), and employment—that is, the areas of life that affect everyone personally everyday—the country is confronted with an agenda that is similar to the New Deal and the Great Society. In addition, we have a President of the United States who has . . .
Read more at The Imaginative Conservative.
Gonzales: Who Rules in America? Not You
Today, the same CEOs who long ago disabused themselves of dirty things like patriotism now insist that they know what’s best for the country they left behind. “Top CEOs plan to get dramatically tougher on state legislators over proposed new restrictions on voting,” Axios reported on Monday. After a weekend Zoom summit, these CEOs are “threatening to withhold campaign contributions—and to punish states by yanking investments in factories, stadiums and other lucrative projects.” The call featured a constellation of leading industry managers, including James Murdoch, Ken Chenault, Ken Frazier, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, and executives of Delta, United, and American Airlines. The debate over whether the laws in question are racist or excessively restrictive is ultimately a waste of time because this has less to do with policy than it does with power.
Read more at American Greatness.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS DEMOCRAT PARTY MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Heine: CNN Tech Director Caught on Video Admitting Network Engaged in Propaganda To Get Trump Voted Out
The director, Charlie Chester, described in Part One of Project Veritas’ “CNN Exposed” series how the network used propaganda to benefit Joe Biden and get former President Trump voted out of office. During a conversation with an undercover Project Veritas reporter, Chester also divulged that CNN plans to start hyping the climate change agenda as soon as the Covid-19 hysteria dies down, per CEO Jeff Zucker’s orders. Chester proudly stated that CNN is responsible for getting Trump removed from office, and that he had in fact joined the network because he wanted to be a part of that effort.
Read more/Watch the 8:59 minute Project Veritas video at American Greatness.
Barkoukis: Explosive Project Veritas Video Shows CNN Staffer Admitting Why Network Is Focusing on Matt Gaetz
In an explosive Project Veritas video, CNN technical director Charlie Chester admits the network is focusing on the allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) “to keep hurting him.” “If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican,” Chester said. “He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not.” He continued: . . .
Read more/ Watch the 58 second clip at Townhall.
Malkin: America’s Media-Poisoned Well
It’s springtime in America. In halcyon days, we’d ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots—stoked and coddled by toxic journalists downplaying left-wing violence and demonizing all who dare call out the ruinous, race-based chaos for what it is. On Monday, as vandals and looters tore apart Minneapolis again in the wake of a cop-involved shooting, a suburban police chief tried to report on the dangerous conditions outside his station.
Read more at Intellectual Takeout.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S WAR ON AMERICA’S CILDREN
Rufo: Merchants of Revolution
California public schools are embarking on a new experiment: education as social justice. Earlier this year, the state Department of Education approved an ethnic studies model curriculum, and individual school districts have begun to implement programs that advocate “decolonizing” the United States and “liberating” students from capitalism, patriarchy, and settler colonialism. This will likely come as a surprise to most California residents, who may be familiar with the movement’s euphemisms—“ethnic studies,” “educational equity,” “culturally responsive teaching”—but do not understand the philosophical and political premises of these programs. As the state and many school districts begin to implement the state ethnic studies curriculum, however, details are emerging. I have obtained documents from one such program, the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Ethnic Studies Initiative, that paint a disturbing picture of the ethnic studies curriculum and the activists leading the charge. According to the documents and to sources within the district, the Office of Education held a series of teacher-training sessions on how to deploy ethnic studies in the classroom. The leaders, including district staff, an advisor for the state Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, and a professor from San Jose State University, encouraged teachers to inject left-wing politics into the classroom and to hide controversial materials from parents.
Read more City-Journal.
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