Federal Judge Blocks Biden Regime From Ending COVID-19 Excuse for Immigration Authoritarianism

Source: Time

“Adistrict judge ruled Friday that the Biden Administration must continue to expel migrants under Title 42, a COVID-19-related health [sic] measure first implemented under President Donald Trump. The decision delivers a blow to the Administration’s plan to end the controversial program on May 23. The ruling prevents the Administration from ending the policy until a full trial on the merits is held, which is likely to take many months. Judge Robert Summerhays from the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division sided with attorneys general from Arizona, Missouri, and Louisiana, who brought a lawsuit on April 3 arguing that the Administration’s move to end Title 42 failed to meet standards set by the Administrative Procedure Act.” (05/20/22)


These Nine Republicans Hate Democrats More Than They Love Babies (or Freedom or Democracy or Anything Else)

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“A veritable murderers’ row of nine MAGA members voted on Wednesday against The Access to Baby Formula Act. … Who would oppose such a thing? The usual suspects, that’s who. Reps. Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Clay Higgins, Thomas Massie, and Chip Roy. Under normal conditions, voting against such a bill would be controversial enough. It reinforces the negative stereotype of conservatives being pro-life only in the womb and not caring about babies after they are born. It plays into the hands of abortion supporters arguing that access to abortion is important for poor or struggling moms who can’t afford another mouth to feed. Coming on the heels of the leak about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade (but before the decision has officially been handed down), this seems like an obvious trap that pro-lifers might want to avoid. Not for the MAGA Nine.” (05/20/22)


Biden to the Rescue of the Castro Regime Humberto Fontova

Source: Town Hall
by Humberto Fontova

“‘This week, White House officials announced steps to move away from the ‘maximum pressure’ approach of sanctions and diplomatic isolation toward Cuba and Venezuela that was a centerpiece of former President Donald Trump’s Latin America strategy,’ reports Foreign Policy.’ The new policies include allowing increased U.S. remittance flows and select U.S. travel to the island.’ ‘I think we’ve seen this song before. This is going to increase the amount of money that’s going to the dictatorship.’ Said DeSantis during an appearance at the University of Miami Health System’s Don Soffer Clinical Research Center. ‘I think people, particularly down in South Florida, understand, the minute you’re sending more of this to the island, that’s going right into the pocket of the Cuban dictatorship, that is not going to help the people of Cuba realize freedom,’ DeSantis said.” (05/20/22)


Musk challenges “liar” accusing him of sexual misconduct to describe private parts

Source: Fox News

“Elon Musk challenged the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct to describe details of his intimate body parts that are ‘not known by the public’ in a bid to disprove her claims. ‘But I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me ‘exposed’: describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened.’ Musk tweeted this on Friday, in response to a Twitter user asking what the accusations were. A former flight attendant working on a contract basis in the cabin crew for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, Insider reported last week.” [editor’s note: And calling it “Elongate” is equally brilliant on his part – SAT] (05/22/22)


Cotton picks fight with legacies of Washington and John Q. Adams

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Daniel Larison

“Foreign policy hardliners have always been threatened by the wisdom of the earliest generations of American leaders, because the warnings of Washington, Jefferson, and John Quincy Adams against foreign entanglements and involvement in distant conflicts are an indictment of the globetrotting militarism that hardliners have championed for decades. When confronted with the foreign policy vision of the early presidents, Republican hardliners in particular try to deny the substance of what these presidents said and did and hope to co-opt them for their own cause. Sen. Tom Cotton is one of the foremost hardliners in Congress, and he has made a point of trying to claim several early presidents for a foreign policy faction with which those leaders have little or nothing in common.” (05/20/22)


True Liberals Are Not Conservatives

Source: Free Association
by Sheldon Richman

“The relevance of F. A. Hayek’s essay ‘Why I Am Not a Conservative,’ the postscript to his important 1960 book, The Constitution of Liberty, is demonstrated at once by the opening quote from Lord Acton: ‘At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities, that have prevailed by associating themselves with auxiliaries whose objects often differed from their own; and this association, which is always dangerous, has sometimes been disastrous, by giving to opponents just grounds of opposition.’ [Emphasis added.] Who among true liberal advocates of individual liberty and free social evolution — aka libertarians — would deny the truth of that observation?” (05/20/22)


Occupied Ireland: US has “unwavering” support of Good Friday Agreement

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US congressman Richard Neal has said the US will be ‘as unwavering as is necessary’ in its support of the Good Friday Agreement. It comes amid heightened tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Mr Neal met with Liz Truss on Saturday and urged the UK to have “good faith” talks with the EU to find solutions to the protocol. But the DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson warned the protocol will ‘destroy the Good Friday Agreement.’ Responding to calls from the US to ‘fully implement’ the protocol, Sir Jeffrey said ‘implementing the protocol means ending grace periods with an economic tsunami hitting Northern Ireland.’ ‘Power sharing only works with cross-community consensus. There is no unionist support for the protocol,’ he added, in a tweet. Mr Neal is leading a congressional delegation visiting the UK and Ireland.” (05/22/22)