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Biden doesn't think American families should earn more than $125,000 per year

They work hard, but they are not rich.

He is a local police officer in a suburb of a midwestern city. His annual salary is $67,620 -- exactly the national average for his job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

She is a registered nurse at the local Catholic hospital. Since their youngest joined his siblings in high school last fall,...Read more

Is a world where unmarried people have babies by surrogate a better place for children?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on Monday, she started the interview with an effusive statement about Cooper's "new baby."

"Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby. How lovely!" she said.

"Thank you," said Cooper.

She then told him: "And as you now are a father, you see how important it ...Read more

America will need a medical and political pandemic postmortem

When COVID-19 emerged in China at the end of last year -- then spread to the United States in January -- were there political leaders or public health officials who clearly understood what the virus was about to do to this country and how to most effectively counter it?

No.

On Jan. 17, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and ...Read more

Virginia's Northam values liquor stores over churches

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia stood behind a podium at the front of the room -- wearing no mask -- but looking like he had an important message to deliver.

He was issuing an order to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. As part of his strategy to deal with COVID-19, Virginia restaurants and bars would now be able to sell mixed ...Read more

US has run Up $5.5 trillion in trade deficits with China

Since 1985, the first year for which the Census Bureau has posted this nation's bilateral merchandise trade deficits on its website, the United States has accumulated $5.5 trillion in trade deficits with China.

No other nation comes close.

In 2019, America's seven top trading partners -- when measured by the total dollar value of the bilateral...Read more

Quarantined in a Cairo casino

The first strange thing I noticed that morning as I came down the stairs from my apartment was that the "bowab" -- as they call doormen in Cairo -- was not at the door.

He was a conscientious man, and his absence was unprecedented.

The next thing I noticed -- as I walked out that unmanned door -- was how extraordinarily quiet it was in Cairo's...Read more

Pelosi would curtail religious liberty of Catholic organizations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has joined in an effort to curtail the religious liberty of Catholics.

Specifically, she has joined an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court nullify a regulation the Trump administration issued under the Affordable Care Act that would allow organizations that have religious objections to buying health insurance ...Read more

From Wuhan to you and ...

It happened in Chicago, but it did not start or stop there.

A 60-something-year-old woman from the Windy City traveled halfway around the world to Wuhan, China, this past December. Her husband stayed in Illinois. She came home on Jan. 13 -- and brought something with her.

She gave it to her husband.

"The individual did not have symptoms while...Read more

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

 

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