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A crisis is a terrible thing to create. This, nonetheless, is what President Biden has done at the southern border. His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an open-handed approach to migrants coming to the US, and his early moves to undo Donald Trump’s border policies, are creating a migrant surge that risks running out of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is creating a very serious economic and security crises.
In America, class warfare is often disguised as culture war, and culture war is often cloaked by talk of race. But underneath it all, the class warfare is still there. Whether accidentally or intentionally, America’s upper classes seem to wind up harming the working class and small businesses, always in the name of some high-minded cause.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The country is going down fast.
The Senate began considering the $1.9-trillion economic aid bill Thursday, kicking off a multi-day process. LA Times
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The two governors were once lauded for pandemic leadership but now are fighting for political survival. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Two fools go down.
Connecticut will lift all coronavirus-related capacity limits on restaurants and other businesses in two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. The Nutmeg State is joining several others that have recently eased lockdown restrictions. “I think Connecticut has earned it,” the Democratic governor said. Starting on March 19, Connecticut’s retail stores, houses of worship, gyms, hair... New York Post
The moves by Texas and Mississippi prompted concern from President Biden that rules were being relaxed too soon. Here’s the latest on the pandemic. New York Times
Top lawmakers say the Capitol Police Board, which is beholden to House and Senate leaders, needs significant changes after the security failures of Jan. 6. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Capitol Police control must be taken away from Pelosi.
Johnson said his tactic was about "educating" the American public on what was in the $1.9 trillion package. The entire process could take 10 hours.
Psaki defended President Joe Biden's comments comparing some Republican governors' decision to lift mask mandates to "Neanderthal thinking," calling it a "reflection of his frustration" about Americans refusing to follow public health guidance.
VOA VIEW: The comment and defense are foolish.
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The House and Senate legislation is seen by advocates as a first step that enjoys broad public support.
VOA VIEW: Gun rights must be protected.
House Democrats and QAnon conspiracy theorists now share one thing in common: Both made predictions for Thursday that didn’t come true. House lawmakers fled the gated fortress that has become the U.S. Capitol, canceling sessions for Thursday and Friday over Internet rumors that QAnon supporters were planning to storm the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A fools flock together.
President Biden wants to expand Obamacare with his coronavirus relief package, saying subsidies for higher earners and sweeteners for a dozen states that refused to expand Medicaid would lift people out of the pandemic doldrums. That is giving plenty of ammo to Republicans who say Democrats are using the relief ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A major fiasco.
With Democrats controlling the presidency and Congress, Republican state lawmakers concerned about the possibility of new federal gun control laws aren’t waiting to react ABC
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One of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her at the workplace says she was motivated to come forward after another woman contacted her to share similar allegations ABC
Even as some states ease or end mask mandates, a handful of businesses are still requiring customers and staff to wear face coverings as the pandemic continues. ABC
VOA VIEW: Choice for all.
The Senate is taking up the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill Thursday and the GOP has set the stage for a lengthy series of procedural measures. ABC
VOA VIEW: Blocking is a must, but hard.
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Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota lifted mask requirements. ABC
The House moved up a vote on a key bill to avoid being in session Thursday due to the threat. CBS
VOA VIEW: No violence happened - more socialist stupidity.
Ongoing domestic terror threats have prompted Capitol Police to ask the National Guard to remain at the U.S. Capitol for another 60 days. CBS
Senators say e-commerce giant is creating "surveillance infrastructure" that would invade workers' and consumers' privacy. CBS
Scientists thought the decades-long cycle of active and slower hurricane seasons was a natural pattern – but new research suggests otherwise. CBS
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Some 745,000 people filed for jobless aid last week, while another 437,000 sought federal self-employed assistance. CBS
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.
On "The Takeout" this week, former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf says he offered DHS backup to Capitol Police on January 6 but was at first rebuffed. CBS
VOA VIEW: Yes, the Dems were the cause of the big problem.
Governors in Texas and Mississippi are reversing their mask mandates before high-risk groups are fully vaccinated. CBS
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The bond market cringed Thursday when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed little worry about inflation. CNBC
U.S. stocks tumbled after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the reopening could cause temporary inflation. Here's what investors are saying about the markets. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Powell has no clue.
Some investors were disappointed that Powell didn't make a strong hint of any changes in asset purchases by the Fed to contain the rapid increase in rates. CNBC
Supreme Court deals blow to undocumented immigrants challenging deportations CNN
The United States shouldn't ease restrictions in place to prevent Covid-19 before the number of new coronavirus cases falls below 10,000 daily, "and maybe even considerably less than that," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke about the obstacles Democrats face trying to push through the $15 minimum wage. CNN
VOA VIEW: Omar is an idiot.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki fired back at Admiral Brett Giroir, former President Donald Trump's coronavirus testing czar, when asked about giving the former President credit for the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the US. CNN
VOA VIEW: Psaki can't be taken serious.
New research shows that college graduates are regretting their decisions to attend certain schools once they face post-graduation debt, especially after COVID-19 forced a shift to online learning. FOX News
Heritage Foundation visiting fellow Chad Wolf said Thursday that President Biden is "fueling" the cartels with new immigration policies and sending the "wrong" message as a surge in unaccompanied minors occurs at the US-Mexico border. FOX News
The FBI’s Norfolk report sent out Jan. 5, a day before the Capitol riot, included "raw reporting" on "calls for violence" but did not mention any potential breach of the building, Fox News has confirmed. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Wray showed stupidity.
The father of Michael Brown and other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding financial support from Black Lives Matter after the organization revealed it raised over $90 million last year. FOX News
Lockheed Martin recently ran a successful test of its next-generation Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. UPI
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday against Clemente Pereida, who lived in the United States undocumented for 25 years but had hoped to present his immigration case to stay in front of a judge. UPI
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A bill now before the House of Representatives would set up a commission to “examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.” We all know what the euphemistic wording means in plain English: modern-day reparations for the unspeakable evil of Southern slavery. A House panel heard testimony on the bill last month, and President Biden, ever solicitous of his party’s “woke” camp, wants the commission to get going. More recently, White House officials have signaled they’re prepared to “act” on reparations, commission or not. Reparations are a dumb and idiotic concept that will fail.
Not all reparations advocates are radicals. Calls for reparations long predate critical race theory madness. Nevertheless, the case for reparations still fails: It is illogical, unjust, imprudent and counterproductive. Reparations are perhaps most analogous to the law of restitution, in which Party A, who has been unjustly enriched at Party B’s expense, must reimburse B by the amount A benefited. Alternatively, we might think of the contracts-law remedies of compensatory or expectation damages, in which Party A pays Party B enough to either compensate him for his injury or restore him to the place he would have been in but for the breach of contract. But there’s a problem: In the context of modern reparations for antebellum slavery, who exactly is A, and who is B?