The New Confederacy

Let’s talk about the neo-Confederates of today, the party of the Confederacy. For a lot of leftists, that’s the Republican Party because they believe there was a big switch, and the Republican Party is now the party of the Confederacy. But this is not true. The Republican Party, in fact, remains anchored to its Lincoln tradition, while the Democrats remain the party of racism.

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In the Wake of Rittenhouse, Our Defamation Laws Must Be Changed (Part Two of Two)

For background on how America came to have the inadequate defamation laws now in place, please see Part One of this discussion here.
It now has been more than half a century since the liberal Warren Court handed down its many rulings. So much has changed. It used to be that an honest effort at a true story could cause a publication to find itself sued into instant bankruptcy. Not everyone easily could access a copy of the Sunday New York Times or even of a copy of a Time magazine issue two or three weeks after the thing appeared.

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Catholic Bishops Choose Not to Bar Pro-Abortion Politicians from Receiving Communion

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops annual General Assembly meeting in Baltimore, Md., November 16, 2021 (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) passed new guidance on Communion on Wednesday that does not address whether politicians who support abortion rights should be prohibited from receiving the Eucharist.
The bishops had discussed whether to bar prominent pro-abortion Catholics — such as President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — from receiving communion for nearly a year.

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Trump’s allies think they can defy the Capitol attack panel. History suggests otherwise | Sidney Blumenthal

Trump’s allies think they can defy the Capitol attack panel. History suggests otherwise

In the infancy of the Confederacy, Congress formed a committee to investigate – and everyone cooperated

Steve Bannon has been indicted for contempt of Congress. Photograph: Mike Theiler/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock

Steve Bannon has been indicted for contempt of Congress.

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Biden Claims Infrastructure Bill Will Help Arrest Surging Inflation

President Joe Biden delivers a speech during a visit to the Port of Baltimore, Md., November 10, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
President Biden said the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in the House of Representatives on Friday will lower the price of consumer goods, in a speech at the Baltimore port on Wednesday.
“Along with other plans that I’m advancing, this bill is going to reduce the cost of goods to consumers, businesses, and get people back to work, helping us build an economy . . . where everybody’s better off,” Biden said.

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NYC finally takes a stand: End this surrender to crime

New York’s mayor-elect got a credibility test Wednesday, and passed handsomely. Here’s hoping Manhattan’s next district attorney was paying attention. 
In normal times, Black Lives Matter bigmouth Hawk Newsome’s promise to bring rack and ruin on the city if Eric Adams doesn’t cede the streets to gangbangers on Jan. 1 could be dismissed as ugly street theater. 
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Newsome declared after Adams promised to aggressively combat gun crime. “There will be riots.

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Skyrocketing fuel costs will lead to a long, cold winter of discontent for Americans — courtesy of Biden

One year ago, President-elect Joe Biden warned that Americans would have a “very dark winter” because of COVID. Now that he is president, Biden may give Americans a Valley Forge winter — a season that could be both brutally cold and bitterly expensive. That could produce a political disaster that surpasses all of Biden’s previous bungling.
At a CNN town hall in July, Biden declared, “The vast majority of the experts including Wall Street are suggesting that it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to be long term inflation is going to get out of hand.

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Skyrocketing fuel costs will lead to a long, cold winter of discontent for Americans — courtesy of Biden

One year ago, President-elect Joe Biden warned that Americans would have a “very dark winter” because of COVID. Now that he is president, Biden may give Americans a Valley Forge winter — a season that could be both brutally cold and bitterly expensive. That could produce a political disaster that surpasses all of Biden’s previous bungling.
At a CNN town hall in July, Biden declared, “The vast majority of the experts including Wall Street are suggesting that it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to be long term inflation is going to get out of hand.

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Skyrocketing fuel costs will lead to a long, cold winter of discontent for Americans — courtesy of Biden

One year ago, President-elect Joe Biden warned that Americans would have a “very dark winter” because of COVID. Now that he is president, Biden may give Americans a Valley Forge winter — a season that could be both brutally cold and bitterly expensive. That could produce a political disaster that surpasses all of Biden’s previous bungling.
At a CNN town hall in July, Biden declared, “The vast majority of the experts including Wall Street are suggesting that it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to be long term inflation is going to get out of hand.

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