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Nov 30 2022
What the Respect for Marriage Act does and doesn't do
The Respect for Marriage Act, a historic bill to codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriages, cleared its main obstacle on Tuesday after it passed the Senate — but the measure's provisions don't go as far as many had hoped they would.
Why it matters: Lawmakers crafted the legislation after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the court reconsider Obergefell v.Axios
Oct 20 2022
New Assessment Sounds The Alarm Over The Condition Of The U.S. Military Under Biden
The U.S. military in 2022, under the leadership of President Joe Biden, received its lowest ever rating this week in a newly released exhaustive analysis from the Heritage Foundation.
The Heritage Foundation’s Index of U.S. Military Strength assessed a wide range of areas, including threats to the U.S., the condition of the U.S. military, U.S. alliances, and more.
The Wall StreetThe Daily Wire
Dec 07 2022
New York’s Assault on Free Speech
New York has become the latest state to pass a patently unconstitutional social-media regulation bill. The Social Media Hate Speech Accountability Act, which went into effect on Monday, requires any social-media site that operates in New York to set up a public channel via which users can report so-called hate speech, and obliges the sites’ owners to respond directly to anyone who uses it. IfNational Review
Oct 24 2022
These 6 GOP Senators Who Voted to Confirm Mayorkas Won’t Condemn Him After Revelation in False ‘Whipping’ Charge
The six Senate Republicans who voted to confirm Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declined to criticize him after the revelation that he knew Border Patrol agents didn’t “whip” Haitian migrants before he publicly spoke as if they did.
Other members of Congress, however, are calling for Mayorkas to resign or be impeached after an explosive email was unearthed by The HeritageThe Daily Signal
Nov 14 2022
The culture wars are pushing some teachers to leave the classroom
In the spring of 2020, James Whitfield had just become the first African American to be named principal at Colleyville Heritage High School, located in a predominantly white Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
Whitfield, who holds a doctorate in education, was anticipating big challenges when students returned in the fall. COVID-19 had already shut down in-person learning, and the pandemic wasNPR (Online News)
Oct 20 2022
US Military Power Weak And Ill-equipped To Handle 2 Simultaneous Contingencies: Report
The U.S. military is "weak" and "at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America's vital national interests," says the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank in its latest report titled: 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength.
Considering the possibility of a competitor taking advantage of the U.S. being pre-occupied with anotherInternational Business Times
Oct 14 2022
‘It Was a Massacre’: How Security Forces Cracked Down in Southeastern Iran
Some of the wounded tried to crawl away to escape the gunfire. Others bled to death on prayer mats as people tried to drag them to safety.
But the snipers and officers kept pulling their triggers, firing bullet after bullet into men and young boys at a worship area where Friday Prayer had been underway.
The horrific scene unfolded on Sept. 30 in Zahedan, a city in southeasternNew York Times (News)
Oct 07 2022
The Unemployment Rate Dropped In September — But The Reason Why Is Far From Encouraging
The unemployment rate ticked slightly down in September thanks in large part to more people leaving the workforce, an indicator of coming economic trouble, experts say.
Unemployment fell to 3.5% in September, down 0.2% from August, as 57,000 people left the labor force, edging participation down to 62.3% from 62.4% in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLSThe Daily Caller
Oct 24 2022
When the Supreme Court Pokes a Hornet’s NestFrom the Center
Only a couple of weeks before the midterm elections, as Republicans seem to have re-seized the momentum with a double-barreled assault on inflation and crime issues, the temptation is to dig deeply into the key congressional races that will determine the majorities on Capitol Hill next year.
Which campaigns are getting last-minute funding? Which candidates are runningDan Schnur
Oct 24 2022
Rishi Sunak to become first British PM of colour and also first Hindu at No 10
Rishi Sunak is about to become the UK’s first prime minister of colour and the first Hindu prime minister, both milestones in Britain’s evolution as a multicultural and multi-faith society.
Although there has been a marked increase in politicians of colour being appointed to senior cabinet roles, including the key posts of chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary, the UK hasThe Guardian