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The RBG Replacement And Obamacare Forever: GOP Must Play The Long Game

The RBG Replacement And Obamacare Forever: GOP Must Play The Long Game

660 viewsThe decision on whether, how and why to push through a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underscores how – for all the mystique and glamor ostensibly surrounding the biz of spinmeistery – sometimes the politics, PR and narrative in a given situation just don’t matter.Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.Once upon a time, for example, a youthful practitioner of the art worked with a megabillions-bucks investment client raking in – and trying to explain – getting free government money simply for taking over a failing savings and loan. Surely, the rhetorical magician...

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Support Trump’s Court Nominee As If Your Freedom Depends On It — Because It Does

Support Trump’s Court Nominee As If Your Freedom Depends On It — Because It Does

2,334 viewsPresident Donald Trump has vowed to move quickly to name a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged the Senate to vote before the election. Not only is he constitutionally justified in doing so, but the future political stability of our nation depends on it.The pick, which Trump said will “likely” be a woman, is expected next week. There are a number of suitable for the highest court in the land. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already pledged to move forward with the confirmation hearings, perhaps the most important since Roger B. Taney...

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It’s Official: Trump Unleashed A Middle-Class Boom That Benefited Women, Minorities Most

It’s Official: Trump Unleashed A Middle-Class Boom That Benefited Women, Minorities Most

4,774 viewsI&I EditorialNot that you’d ever know it from the media blackout, but households have seen the biggest jump in real median income in at least 52 years. The poverty rate is lower than it’s been since at least 1959, the annual Census report on income and poverty shows.These are incredible achievements that would be leading every newspaper and TV news program if they had happened under a Democratic president. The absence press coverage is even more astounding when you consider that the gains were among lower-income families, women, blacks and Hispanics.In other words, every...

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States Push For Bailouts While CARES Act Funds Go Unspent, IG Report Finds

States Push For Bailouts While CARES Act Funds Go Unspent, IG Report Finds

340 viewsWhile the forceful lobbying campaign continues to pressure Congress to pass another massive spending package to “bail out” state and local governments to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a detailing how much of the CARES Act’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocations have been spent by states as of June 30th.  While some state reportedly have allocated additional portions of the CRF support but have not yet incurred those costs, shockingly, the OIG report highlights that states have,...

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Is The Coronavirus Crisis Finally Over? A Nobel Laureate Says It Might Be

Is The Coronavirus Crisis Finally Over? A Nobel Laureate Says It Might Be

8,700 viewsI&I EditorialA few weeks ago, we asked this same question about the pandemic – is it safe to go outside yet? The data made a good case that it was. Today, they look even better.According to the Centers for Disease Control’s , released six days ago, shows that, through Aug. 29, predicted excess deaths have moved below the threshold for excess deaths. (See chart below.) When we last wrote about this, after total deaths had for months exceeded the threshold, the two numbers were moving closer.Stanford biophysics professor Michael Levitt, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry,...

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California’s Power Failure Is A Frightening Preview Of Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’

California’s Power Failure Is A Frightening Preview Of Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’

5,907 viewsAmong the nightmares ready to descend on America, should the Democrats win in November, is the so-called Green New Deal. It promises lots of renewable green energy at a “modest” $2 trillion cost. Just one more scary, extreme policy idea out of the all-digital 2020 Democratic National Convention.“We agree with scientists and public health experts that the United States — and the world — must achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050,” the states.“To reach net-zero emissions as rapidly as possible, Democrats commit to eliminating carbon...

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Obama To Trump: Don’t Use Military As Props (Use Them As Footmen)

Obama To Trump: Don’t Use Military As Props (Use Them As Footmen)

10,449 viewsIn his speech at the DNC on Thursday, Barack Obama scolded President Donald Trump for demeaning the military by using them for political purposes.Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, he said, “understand that in this democracy, the commander in chief doesn’t use the men and women of our military, who are willing to risk everything to protect our nation, as political props.”As the picture above shows, here’s how Obama believes our military men and women should be used.We could go on and on and on about how Obama belittled the military, and how, in contrast, Trump has honored our men and...

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Could Trump Executive Order Eliminate AARP’s Sweetheart Deal?

Could Trump Executive Order Eliminate AARP’s Sweetheart Deal?

899 viewsWhile President Donald Trump admits his announced on pre-existing conditions amounts to “signaling,” behind the scenes, some conservatives are urging the administration to explore the possibility of going one step further by eliminating a crony Obama-era giveaway to AARP. For context, look to the unholy alliance between AARP and the insurance giant UnitedHealthGroup. Its mission has apparently been to rake in profits on the backs of the American seniors it claims to “serve.” In fact, AARP has been hit with for allegedly receiving an “illegal kickback” in its sales of Medigap plans...

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Don’t Be Surprised By Democrats’ Radical Turn – Fanaticism Is In Their DNA

Don’t Be Surprised By Democrats’ Radical Turn – Fanaticism Is In Their DNA

10,226 viewsI&I EditorialMuch of today’s political commentary is focused on the Democrats’ hard-left swing, how it’s now the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or the party of The Squad, to which she belongs, or is under the influence of socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Bernie Bros gang of militants. This should surprise no one. The seeds of radicalism were planted long ago.Democratic strategist and Friend of Bill James Carville recently said he is “scared to death” for the future of the Democratic Party.“Are we going to be an ideological cult? Or do we want to have a...

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Democrats’ Scorched-Earth Tactics Should Stop at the Virus’ Edge. (But Won’t)

Democrats’ Scorched-Earth Tactics Should Stop at the Virus’ Edge. (But Won’t)

281 views‘Politics,” insisted the late, great Republican Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, “stops at the water’s edge.”Scorched-earth tactics, counters today’s less-than-loyal opposition, never end – even, or rather especially, in the face of a global pandemic.Back in 1948, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was well positioned to give “Give ‘em Hell” Harry Truman some hell of his own.Truman’s political popularity that election year made The Donald look like -meets-Dale Carnegie. Down double digits in the polls to deadly dull Thomas Dewey. His Democrats splintering. Party leaders...

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One Swedish Model To Copy: No More COVID-19 Lockdowns

One Swedish Model To Copy: No More COVID-19 Lockdowns

1,958 viewsWe’re getting an awful lot of very bad advice from public officials about how to handle the resurgent coronavirus pandemic. All of a sudden, we’re told, we must lock down the economy again, for our own good. Common sense and experience, it seems, have flown the coop. Just look at Sweden, which avoided a lockdown and slashed its daily COVID-19 death rate.Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari is the latest to create a stir by saying he favored a “really hard” four-to-six week lockdown of the economy to get the virus under control and help the economy rebound...

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Where Does Lt. Gen. Flynn Go To Get His Reputation Back?

Where Does Lt. Gen. Flynn Go To Get His Reputation Back?

3,145 viewsI&I EditorialAfter a jury found former Reagan administration Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan innocent of politically motivated fraud charges in a case that dragged on for four years, costing him his job and much of his fortune, he famously asked: “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who underwent a similar ordeal, must be wondering the same thing.Donovan was charged in September 1984, conveniently just before the presidential election. If those who brought the charges thought they would ruin Republican Ronald Reagan’s reelection chances,...

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Choice For Iranian Prisoners: Die Silently, Or Die In The Open

Choice For Iranian Prisoners: Die Silently, Or Die In The Open

155 views‘Reza, did you hear how many people got Corona in Evin?”A chill ran up my spine as I read this message from an Iranian friend on the popular Telegram app. The reference to Evin Prison took me back to one and half years ago when I was imprisoned there for my political activities.Evin, in northern Tehran, is one of the most notorious prisons in Iran, and it houses many of the country’s political prisoners. From what I knew about its awful conditions, it was very easy for me to imagine how the corona outbreak would amplify the preexisting human catastrophe.Iran is one of the countries...

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Is California Thinking About Coronavirus Internment Camps?

Is California Thinking About Coronavirus Internment Camps?

2,594 viewsI&I EditorialGavin Newsom, governor of the “nation-state” of California, is raising what he calls an “army” of 20,000 government employees who will trace the spread of coronavirus across the state. Those found guilty, or rather, infected, are likely to run into an uncomfortable change in their lives.In Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, a pilot program was launched this week to trace infections and exposure, according to County Health Director Dr. Robert Levin.When infected persons are found, he said, they are “immediately isolated.”As more people are tested, Levin...

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‘A Colossal Public Policy Calamity’

‘A Colossal Public Policy Calamity’

878 viewsHow did it come to pass that something as patently wrongheaded and predictably calamitous as the nationwide one-size-fits-all 2020 “lockdown” of America could occur?Who decided that 320 million Americans would as a practical matter be put under house arrest; that millions of jobs and businesses would deliberately be destroyed; that the religious, educational, cultural, recreational, entertainment, social and travel underpinnings of civilized life in America would by Woke-like fiat be “canceled”; that the world’s largest economy would be thrown into a sudden tailspin, drastically...

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Tell A Lie, Win A Pulitzer!

Tell A Lie, Win A Pulitzer!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. .If you like what you see, feel free to leave a donation. You can also set up regular donations if you like. Just click on the Tip Jar above. It will take you to a PayPal donations page. Your contributions will help us defray the cost of running this site. (Please note that we are not set up as a charitable organization, so donations aren't tax deductible.) Thank you! Issues & Insights is a new site formed by the seasoned journalists behind the legendary IBD Editorials page. Our goal is to bring our decades of combined journalism experience to help...

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Neil ‘Lockdown’ Ferguson Gets Caught With His Pants, And His Credibility, Down

Neil ‘Lockdown’ Ferguson Gets Caught With His Pants, And His Credibility, Down

10,773 viewsI&I EditorialIt sounds like great tabloid fare: A leading disease expert in the United Kingdom is discovered to have violated the country’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic so he could canoodle with a married woman. And, yes, the British tabloids ate it up.But the scientist in this case was the highly respected Neil Ferguson, the person who more than anyone on the planet is responsible for the lockdown that has cost the U.S. economy trillions of dollars.It was Ferguson’s modeling that predicted massive deaths from the coronavirus unless drastic actions were taken....

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Cuomo Plays On Fears And Ignorance About Reopening The Economy

Cuomo Plays On Fears And Ignorance About Reopening The Economy

13,676 viewsNow that roughly half the states in the country are starting to reopen their economies, expect a rash of stories about how they opened “too soon” and that COVID-19 cases are climbing as a result. A headline on Friday, for example, was about how Georgia reported more than 1,000 new cases of the virus “the same day its governor lifted the stay-at-home order.”New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Saturday about “blindly” lifting lockdowns and reopening the economy. “Use information to determine action – not emotions, not politics, not what people think or feel,” he said.It’s Cuomo...

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The Flynn Revelations Reveal A Criminal Conspiracy At The FBI

The Flynn Revelations Reveal A Criminal Conspiracy At The FBI

7,157 viewsRecently unsealed notes show top FBI officials debated whether they should get President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn “to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired,” or “admit to breaking the Logan Act” for talking to former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition. As the deep-state onion gets peeled back layer by layer to its rotten core, it becomes clear this wasn’t mere government misconduct. It was a criminal conspiracy.These are not mere procedural quibbles, but profound questions about the integrity and legality of...

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Governors We’d Like To See Recalled For Their Pandemic Responses

Governors We’d Like To See Recalled For Their Pandemic Responses

9,637 viewsI&I EditorialFew living Americans have ever seen the troubles we’re going through now. We’re not at war, nor are we enduring the moral equivalent of war. But we’re in a struggle. And for many, it’s been made worse by governors who have gone too far.Gretchen Whitmer, the Democrat who thinks she runs, rather than serves, Michigan, might be the worse of the lot.“She has,” say Andrew Fillat and Henry Miller, both regular , “exhibited a stunning dumbness that, even among politicians, is extraordinary.”Her “decrees in the name of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 have been both bizarre...

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COVID-19 Anxiety Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years of Life Than The Lockdowns Save

COVID-19 Anxiety Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years of Life Than The Lockdowns Save

327 viewsshow that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world. Beyond their obvious effects like and — these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a like high blood pressure, digestive disorders, heart conditions, infectious diseases, cancer, and .Based on a broad array of scientific data, has computed that the anxiety created by reactions to COVID-19 — such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus — will destroy at least seven times...

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How I Was Interrogated By The New York Times

How I Was Interrogated By The New York Times

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Media Coronavirus Reporting: Groundhog Day Meets Friday The 13th

Media Coronavirus Reporting: Groundhog Day Meets Friday The 13th

736 viewsEveryone loves the classic Bill Murray-Harold Ramis movie: cynical, self-centered Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Collins repeatedly relives Feb. 2 and the kitschy celebration in sleepy Punxsutawney.But what if instead of another 24 hours stuck in rural Pennsylvania, each new dawn involves rediscovering the horrors of Camp Crystal Lake, with goalie-masked, machete-wielding mass-murderer Jason Voorhees waiting to slaughter another random victim – potentially, you.Welcome to the media coverage of the coronavirus: Groundhog Day Meets Friday the 13th.Even weeks into the epidemic, you can...

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Media Hope In COVID-19 They Finally Have The Event That Will Destroy Trump

Media Hope In COVID-19 They Finally Have The Event That Will Destroy Trump

6,696 viewsI&I EditorialA blatant bias against Republicans and conservatives and in favor of Democrats and the left has existed in the media for decades. But never have we seen its fevered as it is today.The mainstream, or legacy, media was triggered by candidate Donald Trump months before he was elected in 2016. Its palpable hatred of the man was ratcheted up when he beat Hillary Clinton, and hasn’t let up since.If anything, it’s even become more intense during the COVID-19 crisis. The media, playing well the role of propagandists for the Democratic Party, has only a single objective in...

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Pelosi, Schumer Take Small Businesses Hostage Again — Trouble Is They’ll Kill The Hostage

Pelosi, Schumer Take Small Businesses Hostage Again — Trouble Is They’ll Kill The Hostage

1,460 viewsSmall business relief that was included in the $2.2 trillion legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump to shore up payrolls of millions of American workers during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic has been so popular that it is in danger of running out.As of Tuesday, the $350 billion program had already exhausted $257 billion as President Trump’s top economic advisor told Fox Business, “At the present run-rate, we’re going to be out of money.”Thirty million small businesses employ up to 60 million Americans, the backbone of the U.S. economy, and...

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