FACT CHECK: Tom Cotton Didn’t Spread a ‘Conspiracy Theory’, But the Media Used CCP Propaganda to Attack Him Anyway

There is new, increasing, and compelling evidence to suggest the novel coronavirus did not originate from the infamous wet market in Wuhan, but rather was the result of “safety and management weaknesses at the WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology) lab.” While developments don’t yet confirm the theory dismissed early on as “conspiracy,” it suggests details shared most notably by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) are by no means outlandish. “This virus did not originate in the Wuhan animal market.” Sen. Cotton told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo. And while Twitter accounts like those of the popular ZeroHedge website were banned for suggesting

Trump’s Leading VP Candidates Are Not Strong on Common Core and Fed Ed

Donald Trump is set to announce his vice-presidential choice sometime this week, before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland begins on Monday. Despite occasional stumbles, such as identifying education as one of the core functions of the federal government and his dizzying policy switches, Trump has been relatively stable in opposing Common Core and claiming he wants to “make education local.” Although he has no record in public-education policy, he would be more likely than Hillary “It Takes a Village” Clinton to decrease the federal role in education. But some of the major contenders for the VP slot do have public

Who Will Be Trump’s VP? Here Are His Five Most Likely Choices

With the GOP convention less than two weeks away, the media is buzzing with news and rumors about who Donald Trump may pick to be his running mate. Dozens of names have been mentioned, from sitting governors and members of Congress to retired politicians and even political outsiders. Cutting through some of the speculation, however, here are Trump’s five most likely options. Newt Gingrich Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999, is well-known in conservative circles for his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of political history. Though he has, at times, been criticized as too ambitious, Gingrich is