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Yesterday, Senate Democrats passed yet another massive spending bill on a party-line vote of 50 to 50 with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.  There’s a lot of really bad things in the bill.  But let’s start with the name.  Democrats are calling this the “Inflation Reduction Act” or IRA Act.  That’s a big lie.  There are a couple of fundamental economic principles.  One is that you can’t tax your way out of a recession, and this bill imposes a lot of new taxes.  Second, you can’t spend your way out of an inflation crisis, and this bill increases spending by hundreds of… Read More

If things don’t go as well as expected for the GOP in November, the once proudly conservative Cheney family will bear a lot of the blame.   Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) yesterday said that if President Biden’s “Justice” Department doesn’t prosecute Donald Trump, it will “call into question whether the U.S. can be called a nation of laws.”   As far as I can determine, Liz Cheney has not said one word about the failure of the Justice Department to prosecute Hunter Biden in spite of a mountain of evidence of various crimes. 

It was crushing to hear news yesterday that Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has died at the age of 58. Walorski, who had represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District since 2013, was killed Wednesday in a car crash along with two staff members.  

Trump-endorsed candidates swept every key race in Arizona’s GOP primary last night.  Kari Lake won the governor’s nomination and Blake Masters prevailed easily in the Senate race.  Rusty Bowers, the GOP speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, was destroyed by a populist conservative candidate 65% to 35%. 

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri left planet Earth on Sunday when a U.S. drone said, “Howdy!”  He was Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenant and a key strategist of the 9/11 attack on the United States.  He reportedly was having tea on his balcony in a suburb of Kabul, Afghanistan, when his “ticket was punched.”

The people of my home state of Kentucky have been hit with terrible flooding after torrential rain.  Small rural communities in eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian foothills have been devastated.  At least 30 people are dead, including four children from one family who were swept away by flood waters.   Sadly, in today’s America the left can’t let go of their hatred even when poor people are swept away in rushing floodwaters. 

The Biden State Department announced yesterday that it is offering a $10 million reward for any information that proves how Russian interests interfered in the 2016 election that resulted in Donald Trump's election.  Now think about what that says about how the left fights compared to how we fight. 

Well, the news we all knew was coming arrived this morning.  The Biden recession is here.  The latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures show the economy shrank by 0.9% in the second quarter.  The “experts” had predicted minimal but still positive 0.3% growth.  As you’ll recall, economic activity fell 1.6% in the first quarter.  Now, Biden Administration officials and their media allies can argue all they want about whether that meets the “technical” definition of a recession.  The American people have already made up their minds.

Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence gave what the media are calling “dueling speeches” in Washington, D.C., yesterday.  For Trump, it was his first speech in Washington since Joe Biden’s inauguration.  I was invited to both events because I am close to both men.  Sadly, I could not attend either event as both Carol and I have been diagnosed with COVID.  There was very little difference in the substance of their remarks.  Both Trump and Pence outlined a populist conservative philosophy, and, in my humble opinion, a much brighter vision for our future than… Read More

Yesterday, Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.   According to Sen. Grassley, multiple “highly credible whistleblowers” have provided information indicating that key FBI and Justice Department officials appear to have run a campaign to discredit and dismiss any information about Hunter Biden’s criminality as “disinformation.” You’ll recall that 50 former intelligence and national security officials published an open letter just before the 2020 election… Read More

Breaking news!  While Vladimir Putin was increasing his hold over the Donbas region of Ukraine, and while communist dictator Xi Jinping was warning Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay away from Taiwan, the president of the United States ate his lunch, cleaned his plate and showed it to his staff as a sign of how well he’s handling COVID.  Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, told reporters Friday afternoon, “[Biden] slept well last night. He ate his breakfast and lunch fully.  He actually showed me his plate.”

Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor of New York, was attacked in broad daylight during a campaign event yesterday.  Thankfully, a number of people in the audience quickly jumped into action and tackled the attacker.  Rep. Zeldin was unharmed, and was able to finish his remarks. Predictably, the assailant, who was charged with felony assault, was released within hours and without bond, which is increasingly becoming the norm in liberal states like New York.  Now here’s an odd “coincidence.”  Just hours before the attack took place, Zeldin’s opponent, Democrat Governor… Read More

A radical leftist group called Shutdown DC is threatening next week’s Congressional Baseball Game.  This game is a long-standing Washington tradition intended to foster greater congeniality.  True to form, the left is trying to ruin it.  This is particularly disgusting when you recall some recent history. In 2017, a deranged socialist came to Washington.  For days, he stalked Republican congressmen on a “hit list” he carried around in his pocket.  On June 14th, he showed up at the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where the Republican team was practicing, and he opened fire. 

The Biden Administration just extended the national public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic.  But Democrats are pushing the White House to declare another public health emergency. What for?  Monkeypox?  No.  Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are deeply worried that the number of aborted babies in America may drop this year.  Yes, they’re worried more babies will be born alive in America. That’s their “emergency.”

If the COVID-19 pandemic proved anything, it proved that the United States is far too dependent on communist China for just about everything.  When we needed masks and personal protection equipment to fight the virus, we quickly discovered that virtually all of it was made in China.  We discovered that many of our medicines comes from China.  But the problem of Chinese market manipulation and influence isn’t confined to what’s “made in China.”  It turns out that communist Chinese companies are also buying massive amounts of U.S. farmland.  And the growing number of acquisitions is… Read More

Last week, we reported on the woke makeover of Thomas Jefferson’s iconic home, Monticello.  Now we’re learning that the same thing has happened at James Madison’s estate, Montpelier. This isn’t a coincidence.  It is obviously an organized effort to strip America’s history of anything decent that would promote patriotism and love of country.  This is the rich man’s equivalent of tearing down statues.  While ignorant mobs physically attack our historic monuments to erase our history, wealthy globalists are deploying their dollars to corrupt our history. 

Former President Donald Trump offered the clearest signal yet that he intends to run for president in 2024.  In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump said this: “Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. . . I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after [the midterms] . . .

I have exciting news!  Dr. James Dobson and I are announcing a new partnership at this critical time for our nation.  While I will continue to lead Campaign for Working Families and American Values, I have agreed to also join the James Dobson Family Institute as their Senior Vice President of Public Policy.  Dr. Dobson and I have decades of experience in the continuing battle to restore faith, family and freedom in America.  We recognize that this is a crucial moment in our nation’s history. 

Today’s inflation report shocked many economists, and no doubt had the “economic experts” inside the Biden White House reaching for the Maalox.  Not surprisingly, Joe Biden got on a plane last night and left the country.  (More on that below.) While we were all bracing for a “hot” number, the 9.1% inflation rate was much higher than expected.  Just for the month of June, inflation was 1.3%.  That’s 15.6% on an annualized basis!

Last week, I told you about the insanity coming out of the National Education Association’s convention in Chicago.  This week, we’re going to hear from the other major teacher’s union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which is meeting in Boston. We got a preview yesterday from Randi Weingarten, president of the AFT, who warned of a crisis in American education.  According to a survey of her union members, 90% of teachers are deeply concerned that “schools have become too politicized.” Well, she’s not wrong about that.  I think 90% of parents and taxpayers would agree that “… Read More

The Biden Administration and the radical left continue to stoke hatred against the Supreme Court and, more specifically, the five justices who correctly decided that there never was a right to abort babies hidden in the U.S. Constitution.  Late last week, a mob drove Justice Brett Kavanaugh out of a steakhouse in Washington, D.C., where he and his wife were dining.  The restaurant blasted the left-wing mob, calling the disruption, “an act of selfishness and void of decency.”  I’d say that sums up the left fairly well.

Earlier this week, we noted how obsessed the left is with killing babies and ensuring abortion on demand.  Well, we just got more proof. In a world full of turmoil, President Biden, once again, has signaled that his most important issue is abortion.  It’s more important than the economy.  It’s more important than inflation.  It’s clearly more important than the energy crisis.  THE ISSUE for the party that claims to be for “the little guy” is ensuring that the littlest guys and girls of all continue to be destroyed in the womb. 

The attack in Highland Park, Illinois, this week wasn’t just a random act of violence.  It was a deliberate attack on America on the Fourth of July by a nihilist inspired by the left’s false narrative of “evil America.”  My certainty that the killer is a product of the left is based on the fact that the liberal media have virtually no interest in his motives.  Nevertheless, we are learning more as the investigation proceeds. 

While America is struggling with crisis after crisis, the Democrat Party is obsessed with abortion on demand.  They are all in on ensuring the maximum number of babies are destroyed in the womb.  They don’t care about the collapsing stock market or falling consumer confidence.  They don’t care about declining confidence in our institutions or declining patriotism.  The only decline that really worries Democrats is the possibility that there might be fewer abortions in America.  Once upon a time, Democrats claimed that abortions should be “rare.”  Not anymore!  They are now proudly pro-… Read More

As normal Americans were celebrating Independence Day, death rained down on a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, an upscale suburb of Chicago.  A 22 year-old aspiring rapper reportedly fired dozens of shots from the roof of a store shortly after the parade began.  The shooting, which killed six and wounded at least 25, overshadowed the weekend of carnage in the city of Chicago, in which 71 people were shot and eight were killed, mostly in poor minority neighborhoods. While most of the murders in Chicago will go unsolved, the likely murderer in Highland Park has been arrested.  Of course… Read More

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays -- celebrating patriotism, our history and the tremendous courage, faith and sacrifices of our Founding Fathers.  As the 246th birthday of America approaches, by all means, enjoy the day!  Celebrate America and our freedoms!

Speaking at a press conference during the NATO Summit in Spain this morning, President Joe Biden called on Democrats to break the Senate rules and end the filibuster.  Why is he demanding this drastic action?  It’s a last-ditch, desperate bid by Democrats to preserve abortion on demand.

I’m sure you’ve heard all the “big news” from yesterday’s January 6th Committee hearing by now.  “Kangaroo court” doesn’t even begin to describe what took place yesterday.  It was a Stalinist show trial.  It is being conducted by one party with one purpose – to destroy one political opponent they despise and to demoralize millions of American citizens. 

Back in April, I wrote an opinion piece making the case for why Joe Biden deserved to be impeached -- just for his outrageous open borders policies alone.  The shocking headlines about dozens of dead migrants found in the back of an abandoned semi in San Antonio, Texas, further highlights the fact that Joe Biden has blood on his hands. Texas Governor Greg Abbott blasted the president.  He said, “These deaths are on Biden. They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.” Governor Abbott is absolutely right. … Read More

The Supreme Court today issued a decision in the case of Coach Kennedy.  You may recall that Coach Kennedy was fired from his job as a high school football coach by the Bremerton, Washington, school district because he prayed by himself on the 50-yard line after each game.  Overtime, students voluntarily joined him and that’s when school officials tried to muzzle Coach Kennedy.  First, he was ordered to stop praying on the football field, and eventually his coaching contract was canceled. Believe it or not, Sports Illustrated saw this praying coach as a threat to democracy.  They may… Read More