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Closing schoolhouse door hurts kids

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not recommended the general closure of public schools in the spring when panicked governors and local officials shuttered schools across the land.

These high-minded officials -- read Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak -- weren't listening to "the science," as they claimed. At the time, CDC...Read more

Mainstream media continues to toss Biden softballs

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- How is a Joe Biden press conference different from a Donald Trump press conference? Actually, the opposing candidates' pressers have much in common, judging by Biden's session with political reporters Tuesday, his first press conference in 89 days.

Most of the questions were about Trump.

Many of the questions were about Russia ...Read more

Trump voters not dying to see Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump voters told the world that they are not short on common sense, even if their favorite candidate is.

The Trump campaign had boasted that despite the coronavirus, which has kept many Americans at home, demand to see President Donald Trump was so high, it had given away a million tickets....Read more

Trump a voice of reason on police reform

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump was the voice of reason in Washington Tuesday as D.C. Democrats were sowing division.

Before he signed an executive order on police reform in the Rose Garden, Trump had reached out to the families of black men killed by police or vigilantes and met with them privately.

Then Trump signed the order in the ...Read more

In the war for social justice, academic freedom Is an early casualty

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In the war for social justice, academic freedom is an early casualty.

Consider the plight of UCLA Accounting Professor Gordon Klein.

A student sent Klein an email, screenshots of which were reviewed by Inside Higher Ed, that asked for "no-harm" grading for the final exam. (That term means counting a grade only if it improves a ...Read more

Riots leave cities with just rubble, ashes

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Black Lives Matter and other radical activist groups like antifa want you to believe that the protests, rioting and looting will make America a better country with more social justice.

And the way that is supposed to happen is their top goal: Defund the police. Oddly, after all the pain and destruction America has seen because the...Read more

Trump's above the Twitter law

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- In January 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump bragged that his supporters were so loyal that he "could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." To Trump, that was a good thing.

Which must be why, as president, he continually stands in the middle of Twitter and assaults not only his ...Read more

States' rights are so last month

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst -- he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn't like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting.

Where to begin?

For one thing, it's odd to watch a president claim ...Read more

Bill Barr is a champion of justice

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies," noted a letter signed by more than 2,000 former federal prosecutors calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign because he wants to drop a criminal charge against ...Read more

Public school closures may be a big mistake

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Decades from now, historians will ask themselves why most of America's governors shuttered public schools for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Worse, America's parents didn't even complain.

Our future selves, if the country rebounds, will be baffled that an establishment dead set against homeschooling became so gripped ...Read more

The silence of the media lambs shows what a sham the accusation industry has become

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar -- self-styled feminists who bought every flimsy claim made against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- have chosen to stand by Joe Biden in the face of a sexual assault allegation made against him by a former ...Read more

Goodman offers hope, but CNN isn't buying

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Bless Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman for wanting to open up Las Vegas for business as soon as possible.

Then breathe a sigh of relief that she doesn't get to make it happen.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a nonessential business shutdown through April, which is likely to be extended into May. The Democratic governor's action ...Read more

Whitmer to Michigan: Stay home and shut up

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When historians look back at America's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, they likely will cite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the best example of how not to contain a pandemic in your state.

The Democratic governor has turned her state into the heart of COVID-19 resistance. On Wednesday, protesters shut down the roads in ...Read more

 

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