Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights

The Biden administration is making a stark departure from past administrations in how it talks about, and treats, religious freedom. In his remarks May 12 on the release of the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Antony Blinken correctly asserted that “religious freedom is a human right,” one at the heart of what it means to be […]

Here Are the 10 States Where Residents Pay the Highest Lifetime Taxes

The numbers vary wildly from state to state—including a few states that will surprise you. In the mood for a depressing statistic? A new report from the financial services firm Self concludes that the average American will pay an astounding $525,037 in taxes over their lifetime—roughly 34 percent of their lifetime earnings.  But the numbers aren’t uniform […]

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How Andrew Cuomo Pocketed $5 Million Off the COVID Crisis

Cuomo got rich while New Yorkers suffered. New York State has suffered one of the worst COVID outcomes in the country, with roughly 53,000 officially recorded deaths, thousands of businesses shuttered, and millions newly unemployed. But new reporting reveals that Governor Andrew Cuomo pocketed more than $5 million during this time of crisis. “New York […]

Memorial Day: The Forgotten History of America’s Memorial Day and What It Commemorates

Memorial Day is more than just the “unofficial start of summer.” It was originally a celebration of the lives sacrificed on both sides during the War Between the States. Not an official federal holiday until 1971, the history of Memorial Day is one of controversy. This guide traces the origins of this American day dedicated to remembering […]

India sues WHO over cover-up of Ivermectin as COVID cure

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan Chief Scientist,World Health Organisation Avenue Appia 201211 Geneva, Switzerland LEGAL NOTICE May 25, 2021 Subject: 1. Running a disinformation campaign against Ivermectin by deliberate suppression of effectiveness of drug Ivermectin as prophylaxis and for treatment of COVID-19, despite the existence of large amounts of clinical data compiled and presented by esteemed, highly qualified, experienced […]

Washington Post Now Believes Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory ‘Suddenly Credible’

Classic case of “Orange Man Bad”. The Post ignored evidence when the reporters and editors didn’t like the messenger and it didn’t fit their narrative. By Catherine Mortensen After more than a year of ignoring what is perhaps the biggest story of the century, the source of the deadly Covid-19 virus, the Washington Post now calls […]

What’s happening in the North Atlantic?

“As a final act of expert planning and coordination about 9,000 military members from several @NATO nations converged on one spot in the North Atlantic today,” – #USNavy Capt. Darren Nelson READ MORE 🔽: #NavyPartnerships @RoyalNavy — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) May 18, 2021 From a theme we’re following. Training exercises in the Arctic and […]

U.S. Lumber Duties Are More Than Just a Rate

By Scott Lincicome, CATO.  Recently, a few journalists and (unsurprisingly) the U.S. lumber industry have downplayed U.S. “trade remedy” duties’ potential contribution to skyrocketing domestic lumber prices, noting that current duty rates stand at “only” 9 percent for most imports from Canada – the largest foreign supplier and longstanding target of U.S. trade restrictions. Surely, many factors […]

Iron Dome and How it Works

Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 70 kilometres (43 mi) away and whose trajectory would take them to an Israeli populated area. It is an amazing defense for the people of Israel […]

After Zuckerberg Money Pours Into Election, Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote to Curb Outside Funds

By M.D. Kittle  MADISON, Wis.—Looking to check the influence of “Zuckerbucks” on state elections, the Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that requires election administration grants from third-party groups to be fairly distributed by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  The bill, which passed the state’s lower legislative chamber along party lines, follows the release of emails showing that an outside […]