On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a nomination hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s pick for Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). There are plenty of reasons for the committee to be concerned about placing Dr. Levine in such an influential and powerful role. COVID-Overkill. During Levine’s time as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Levine and Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf drew headlines by engaging in a draconian campaign of threats against counties that questioned state COVID-19 guidelines and wished to reopen their
The housing policies of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden would lead to American suburbs flooding with high-density housing and crime, while politically-connected developers profit. It’s straight out of President Obama’s playbook, with Biden vowing to reinstate the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) if elected. The goal of AFFH was to “desegregate” the suburbs – marked by single-family homes, parks, and playgrounds – by forcing their middle- and working-class communities to accept massive low-income residential buildings. Many suburbs, however, are already diverse and have substantial minority populations. But no matter. “The federal government must crush systemic racism!” — or at least
Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) concluded an investigation into the admissions process of Yale University and found that the Ivy League school had discriminated on the basis of race against hundreds of white and Asian applicants, which is an illegal violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. In order to continue to receive taxpayer funding, the DOJ demanded Yale immediately end its practice of race-based discrimination, or submit a narrowly tailored plan to continue inclusion of race or national origin in the admissions process in a way that properly comports to Title VI. The DOJ reported:
Can our healthcare system manage the strain of potentially millions of sick patients? How will our economy cope with stay-at-home orders and millions of jobs lost? And what about our network capacity? Will an unprecedented surge in Internet use — especially with a newfound dependence on streaming video via conferencing services like Zoom — cause widespread congestion that might limit the ability of public health and safety professionals to do their jobs? COVID-19 has in many ways provided a test case to determine whether the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) order is helpful or harmful to public safety. The controversial
This article was originally posted at The Daily Caller. California Sen. Kamala Harris made a number of dubious claims and unrealistic promises in her presidential campaign announcement, but one line in particular stood out. “I’m running to fight for an America … Where reproductive rights are not just protected by the Constitution of the United States but guaranteed in every state,” Harris said. As a dog whistle to the extreme fringes of the pro-abortion lobby, the timing was significant. Just a few days prior to her announcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) signed his state’s controversial “40-week bill” legalizing abortion up to the
This article was originally posted at Townhall. If you’ve been paying attention to the rhetoric coming from elected Democrats and progressive activists in recent weeks, you’ve probably noticed a calculated effort to frame issues in the vein of morality. Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared to reporters that building a border wall would be an “immorality.” Abortion activist Amelia Bonow told children in a viral video that aborting her baby was “part of God’s plan.” Even social media superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who apparently works part-time as a Member of Congress — clumsily invoked morality to excuse her aversion to the truth, telling Anderson Cooper that it’s more
When news first broke that Professor Christine Blasey Ford had accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of committing attempted sexual assault against her when they were both teenagers — just days before his Senate confirmation vote to become the Supreme Court’s newest justice — many on the Left immediately called for Kavanaugh’s head. ABC News Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd had this to say, all but condemning Kavanaugh as guilty: Enough with the “he said, she said” storyline. If this is he said, she said, then let’s believe the she in these scenarios. She has nothing to gain, and everything to lose.
American Principles Project released a new poll this week showing that issues surrounding the transgender phenomenon are “toxic” for Democrats, especially when they involve children. The poll, conducted last week by Revily, Inc., surveyed 341 likely voters in the Virginia 13th District House of Delegates race between incumbent Republican Del. Bob Marshall and Democrat Danica Roem, a transgender activist. The poll, which was not a “push poll” as Roem falsely claimed to the media, specifically did not mention Roem’s “gender identity” and asked voters for their preferred candidate prior to asking about specific issues. The results were very revealing: Q5.) “On