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The other pathogen: Power-seeking politicians

Americans are rightfully engaging in prudential measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from COVID-19.

But as this virus -- and the reaction to it -- has advanced, Americans have seen another more ancient threat reemerge in our society: excessive government.

While COVID-19 is a threat to human health, excessive ...Read more

Virginia's Governor shuts down church services, lets liquor stores stay open

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order on Monday that is aimed at stopping the new coronavirus -- and, in the process, makes it a criminal offense to hold a church service attended by more than 10 people.

Yes, his order makes it a crime for more than 10 people to gather in a church.

There are two passages in the text of the ...Read more

2,060 Chinese nationals apprehended at U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2019

The Border Patrol apprehended 2,060 aliens from the People's Republic of China crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2019, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The Border Patrol defines an "apprehension" as "the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result ...Read more

Mike Lee and George Washington are right about the war power

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has adopted in the 21st Century the same interpretation of the Constitution's war power that President George Washington did in the years immediately following ratification of the Constitution.

Lee and Washington are right. Those who reject their interpretation are wrong.

"Any sustained offensive military operation would ...Read more

Trump needs to keep fighting the DC establishment to build his wall

The senator was adamant.

"People should not have to force the federal government to live up to our responsibilities to enforce our borders and our laws. Period," she said.

"We do not have the luxury of debating this issue for another two years or four years," she added. "Rather we have the responsibility to take action now."

She wanted the ...Read more

Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expressly prohibits discrimination based on 'gender identity' -- but not religion

The "Medicare for All" legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced in Congress expressly prohibits discrimination based on "gender identity" but not religion.

This may not be an accident.

A reasonable reading of the bill -- which is neither succinctly nor precisely written -- raises the question of whether it would still be possible for ...Read more

Bernie fears some will seek to flee if he succeeds

Sen. Bernie Sanders manifestly fears that if he succeeds in becoming president and enacting his economic plan, some Americans may seek to flee the country.

How do we know this?

His plan imposes a severe penalty on anybody who tries to leave to avoid paying his "wealth tax."

"The wealth tax includes a 40 percent exit tax on the net value of ...Read more

Will Bernie and Pete stand by JFK's religious principles?

Only a month before, the top local newspaper had been promoting the fact that one of the 10 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in an urban northeastern congressional district was also "one of the few women vet candidates for political office in the country."

Even so, she lost the primary.

Now, on the Fourth of July, the man who had ...Read more

The high crime every impeachment manager favors

When House impeachment manager Sylvia Garcia made her final argument for removing President Donald Trump, she felt compelled to talk about her religious faith.

"Since I was a little girl and started going to church," said this Texas Democrat, "I have been inspired by the words of Scripture: '(W)hatever you did for one of the least of my ...Read more

Two things that made Bernie smile at the impeachment trial

It looked like it might have been the happiest moment in the day for Sen. Bernie Sanders, as the House impeachment managers were making their unpersuasive case last Wednesday for removing President Donald Trump.

A man rose up in the visitor's gallery at the back of the Senate chamber. As loud as he could, he yelled the Lord's name.

As he ...Read more

Has Nadler consigned himself to the condemnation of history'?

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler -- one of the impeachment managers prosecuting President Donald Trump -- believes perjury and obstruction of justice need not be impeachable offenses.

Or that is what Nadler claimed in 1998, when he was a dissenting minority member on a Judiciary Committee that approved four articles of impeachment against ...Read more

An NFL owner's final victory...

Father Bill McGuire was sitting in the upper level of the press box at Kezar Stadium watching his hometown team play the Chicago Bears.

Things were not going well.

The 49ers fumbled the opening kickoff, and the Bears swiftly scored. Less than two minutes into the game, the Niners were down 7-0.

Chicago then forced a punt and scored again. Now...Read more

The president has the authority to repel attacks, not start wars

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's understanding of the constitutional authority of the president when it comes to using military force seems to depend on the party affiliation of the president in question.

Pelosi supported former President Barack Obama -- a Democrat -- using military force against the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi without prior ...Read more

 

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