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September 18th, 2021 - 4:56 pm § in Biden, Health, News Media

A stupid vaccine mandate argument

It’s unfair, Chris Talgo of the Heartland Institute says. His complaint? “Biden’s federal vaccine mandate does not apply to Americans on welfare, illegal immigrants, members of Congress, U.S. Postal Service employees and several other groups.” After noting that “Americans w[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 9:06 am § in Biden, Misc.

Why are Haitians piling up on the Texas border?

Pretty simple, really. “Many of the Haitians currently at the border are believed to have been living in South America after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but the toll of the pandemic on the region fueled migration to the US southern border,” CNN says (read story here). The Biden adminis[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 1:00 am § in America, Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

Biden is all about China

In Washington, “everything comes down to China.” At least, that’s how CNN sees it. (Read article here.) After describing how Biden’s administration justifies nearly all its domestic policies on a “need to strengthen the country to better compete with China,” CNN p[...]

September 16th, 2021 - 12:13 am § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Should General Milley be fired?

General Mark Milley (bio here), as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is America’s highest-ranking military officer. Following revelations that, after the attack by Trump supporters on the U.S. Capitol, he twice called China’s top general “to assure him Trump did not have plans[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 4:50 pm § in America, Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

U.S., U.K. working to arm Australia with nuclear subs

The United States and United Kingdom are working together to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, CNN reported on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (read story here). Australia has a small navy, with fewer than 20 large combat ships, which includes 6 diesel-powered submarines (details here[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 11:04 am § in Biden, Politics

“It’s been widely reported”

… in rightwing media that someone in the White House has a mute button to turn Biden off when he begins sounding senile. And a United States Senator was determined to get to the bottom of it. So he grilled Biden’s secretary of state about it in a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Sen.[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 4:02 pm § in Biden, Business, Economics, Politics

Should Biden reappoint the Federal Reserve honcho?

The Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) has a major impact on the economy. Its monetary policies affect employment, inflation, interest rates, and economic growth. It has the power, by making a policy mistake, can tip the economy into recession. (The Fed also has important regulatory responsibil[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Health, Politics, Racism

Yes, blame Republicans

It’s been 20 years, at least, since Americans felt safe. The incoming Bush administration ignored warnings by departing Obama administration national security officials. (See article here.) Perhaps the 9/11 terror attacks couldn’t have been prevented anyway, but Bush and the people aroun[...]

September 10th, 2021 - 5:57 pm § in Biden, Health, Politics

Did Biden’s Covid-19 speech overreach?

Mike Pence thinks so. He said, “I have to tell you the president’s speech yesterday was unlike anything I’d ever heard from an American president.” “I mean, to have the president of the United States say that he has been patient but his patience is wearing thin — that’s[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 5:59 pm § in Biden, Politics

Biden purges Trumpers from military academy boards

The military academies have advisory boards that include presidential appointees and members of Congress. They have an oversight function and provide “advice and recommendations” to the president (view description on West Point’s website here). Before leaving office, Trump stashed [...]