“Everything in that statement is wrong,” said David Kopel, the research director and Second Amendment project director at the Independence Institute.
“Every U.S. president has a responsibility to get American history correct, especially when he’s using a supposed history lesson in service of a political objective,” Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler
President Joe Biden got nailed by the Washington Post fact-checker over a very dubious statement he made about the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The president made the claim last week in a speech advocating for more gun control in the U.S. Biden was calling for an increase in background checks to prevent guns from getting in the hands of…
East Bay Times|8 hours ago – An attempted armed robbery outside Oakland city hall during a television crew’s interview with the city’s violence prevention chief ended without injury, sources said Monday.
“Please be advised that the suspects are still outstanding,” police said. “We encourage everyone to be vigilant of their surroundings and report all crimes. Please stay safe.”
Senate Bill 735 is a constitutional amendment requiring voters to present ID every time they cast a ballot. Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) admits it’s her reaction to Governor Wolf promising to veto a voter ID bill. “We were left with no choice but to place the issue on the ballot in the form of a constitutional amendment,” Ward said.
To Republicans, it’s no big deal and they note Democrats argued for requiring proof of a vaccine to get in places. “But the same members will continue to fight tooth and nail against simply showing a photo ID to cast a vote at the polls. Ask yourself why that is,” Sen. Mike Regan (R-York, Cumberland) said.
The earliest that amendment will be on the ballot for you to decide is May of 2023.
Terrorists are blending in with migrants entering Panama in an effort to get to the United States, according to Panama Minister of Foreign Affairs Erika Mouynes. “Members of terrorist organizations and sanctioned parties have found their way into Panama, where they are not permitted to enter in the first place, Mouynes wrote for Foreign Policy …
In April 2016, Judge Henry Floyd, an Obama appointee on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote a 2-1 decision (Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board) forcing a local school board to comply with Obama’s executive overreach, which demands that schools allow boys into girls’ bathrooms (and vice versa).
At the time of the Fourth Circuit ruling, Judge Paul Niemeyer, the lone dissenter, observed that the court literally redefined the definition of “sex” from the bench and “for the first time ever, holds that a public high school may not provide separate restrooms and locker rooms on the basis of biological sex.” Niemeyer further observes that this decision “overrules custom, culture, and the very demands inherent in human nature for privacy and safety, which the separation of such facilities is designed to protect.” And this was all done based on a Department of Education edict, overriding congressional statutes.
Once again, the two unelected branches of government — the lower courts and the Department of Education — ganged up against the legislature to promote social transformation without representation. And we couldn’t even get a “conservative” Supreme Court to overturn the decision.
Either way, one should not look to the Supreme Court to conserve anything other than bad lower court rulings.
Levine’s culpability in the deaths of many thousands of elderly Pennsylvanians should have rendered the doctor unfit for office. Rather than Levine’s transgender status being incidental to the appointment, it’s easy to see it’s not merely the reason the doctor was tapped for the appointment out of all the health officials in the country but is also the only thing that protected Levine from his awful conduct as health secretary in Pennsylvania.
Amid the COVID-19 panic, the country needed Biden to appoint people to lead HHS with records of competence, not a scandal-plagued diversity pick. But in Rachel Levine, that’s exactly what he chose.
Levine skated through five years in state government without much controversy while being celebrated as an LGBT hero and getting adoring coverage from corporate media outlets. Once the spread of COVID-19 put the spotlight on Levine, however, it quickly became clear that, far from being a medical or administrative genius, Levine was just another Democrat bureaucrat using the pandemic to seize powers.
Wolf is also ignoring new polling from Franklin & Marshall College, which shows that Pennsylvania voters believe election reform is necessary. Among voters polled, 81% favor signature matching for mail-in ballots and 74% approve of voter identification requirements – both tenets of HB 1300.
…democracy fails if voters don’t believe the elections are conducted fairly.