Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Fraud

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 12:01 AM

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No president has ever proposed a more egregiously misnamed piece of legislation than President Joe Biden’s so-called Build Back Better plan. The label “Progressive-Democrats” chose for this European-style socialist legislation is an example of their favorite ploy: semantic subterfuge — assigning an appealing name to an appalling concept.

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Trump Never Got Another Classified Intelligence Briefing After Jan. 6

After a holiday break where he didn’t receive a classified intelligence briefing, President Donald Trump was supposed to get one on Jan. 6, 2021—the day he incited a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. It didn’t happen. And then he didn’t get one for the rest of his presidency.
That unusual stretch where the president didn’t receive a regular classified briefing is recounted in the latest version of a book published and regularly revised by the Central Intelligence Agency, which describes how spies update presidents on national security matters.

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He Leaked U.S. Missile Secrets. It Turned Into ‘a Dark Comedy of Errors.’

A former Raytheon missile defense engineer who recently pleaded guilty to leaking U.S. military secrets claims he did so only because his desperate attempts to correct a potentially deadly software error he accidentally made went completely unheeded by authorities.
“My approach and code were not adequately reviewed,” James Robert Schweitzer told The Daily Beast in his first public comments since his arrest. “I was told to ignore the anomaly that I introduced.”
The federal government, however, saw things quite differently.

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Counting our blessings in Biden’s broken supply chain presidency

OPINION:
TIGHTSQUEEZE, Virginia — As the great philosopher-poet Bret Michaels taught us, every rose has its thorn.
Every night has its dawn.
Every Cowboy sings his sad, sad song.
The highs in life are not possible without the lows. Love is not possible without the sting of pain. And joy is impossible without hardship.
So, this year, let’s all give thanks for the presidency of Joe Biden.
It has been nearly a half-century since we last saw gas lines and families worried over whether they could afford to heat their homes or put food on the table for Thanksgiving.

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Black Feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Raises The Alarm Over Importing Muslim Migrants To The West

As Americans worked around the clock to evacuate soldiers, diplomats, and allies earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of Afghans rushed to flee their war-torn country. Some drove to the nearest land borders in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran. The lucky ones found refuge in a handful of Western countries, while other countries strengthened border security measures to prevent any immigration whatsoever.
It is at this inauspicious moment that Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s latest book, “Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights,” is remarkably prescient.

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Biden’s lightweight White House

OPINION:
Watching the Biden team at work these past months – especially on critical national security matters – reminds me of the poem “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” by Eugene Field, which we have most likely read to our children at bedtime. Remember that “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night – sailed off in a wooden shoe” – and “Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes, and Nod is a little head.”
In my construct, these characters have a rather apparent current political identity.

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Biden’s lightweight White House

OPINION:
Watching the Biden team at work these past months – especially on critical national security matters – reminds me of the poem “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” by Eugene Field, which we have most likely read to our children at bedtime. Remember that “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night – sailed off in a wooden shoe” – and “Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes, and Nod is a little head.”
In my construct, these characters have a rather apparent current political identity.

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TSA checkpoints don’t address the greatest terror vulnerability

Millions of people will head to airports this week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. All will go through the Transportation Security Administration’s ritualized security: Remove belts and shoes, and confirm no toothpaste exceeds 3.4 ounces. Much of it is theater designed to prevent the last terror attack rather than the next one.
The biggest vulnerability to airlines today is not passenger screenings at American, European, or East Asian airports, but it’s rather the expansion of airline alliances to include compromised airliners, airports, and terror states.

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Biden: Don’t Repeat Jimmy Carter’s Catastrophic Mistake on Inflation

Democrats are right to worry about inflation’s threat to Joe Biden’s presidency. But they need to learn the right lesson from our history: Overreaction can be fatal.
The last time inflation had a significant impact on U.S. politics was in 1979–1980, when Jimmy Carter’s mishandling of rising consumer prices elected Ronald Reagan president and ushered in 40 years of conservative dominance of American political life.
Prices were accelerating then because of supply constraints in specific markets. Gasoline rose in response to turmoil in the Middle East, including revolution in Iran.

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