THE WASHINGTON POST – The Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 refusal to grant a preliminary injunction to prevent operation of Texas’s law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected has unleashed a squall of public debate over abortion law.
While that furor won’t calm for months or more, one thing is clear: The court’s majority was legally correct.
Courts are not legislatures. They are frequently mistaken by many, including many lawyers, as bodies vested with...
NEW YORK POST – Democrats refuse to give President Joe Biden the same criticism over rising COVID-19 cases that they gave to former President Donald Trump.
One of the most morally revolting talking points taken up by Democrats in their effort to deflect attention from President Joe Biden’s deadly incompetence in Afghanistan is to minimize the deaths of 13 troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, by pointing out that more people are dying from COVID-19 every day.
THE HILL – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is being sued by Oregon State Police officers and firefighters over the state’s vaccine mandate.
The lawsuit in a Jefferson County court seeks to block the state from enforcing Brown’s executive order mandating all employees of the executive branch to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The plaintiffs argue that the order is:
“unenforceable because it conflicts with Oregon statutes, would result in a common law wrongful discharge of...
FLORIDA POLITICS – A Nevada school board member said he had thoughts of suicide before stepping down amid threats and harassment.
In Virginia, a board member resigned over what she saw as politics driving decisions on masks.
The vitriol at board meetings in Wisconsin had one member fearing he would find his tires slashed.
School board members are largely unpaid volunteers, traditionally former educators and parents who step forward to shape school policy, choose a...
CNET – Reddit on Wednesday banned an active COVID misinformation subreddit.
The move comes after other subreddits called on the site's administrators to take more action against the spread of false information about the pandemic and vaccines.
An admin post in r/RedditSecurity confirmed that the subreddit r/NoNewNormal, which was full of COVID misinformation, was banned. Though the admin confirmed there's been a "pronounced" increase in COVID denial since July -- the same month federal and...
The images from Australia's lockdown are terrifying, and many people are awakening to the moral horror that is engulfing the Land Down Under.
August 28, 2021 Jon Miltimore, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the government would be extending its lockdown following an outbreak of the Delta variant.
"We don't yet believe that we have reached the peak of this outbreak, or necessarily the edge of it," Ardern said at...
Chicago Sun-Times – A woman allegedly used a phony COVID-19 vaccination card that misspelled "Moderna" to get into Hawaii for a vacation last week without quarantining for 10 days as required.
Chloe Mrozak faces misdemeanor charges of violating the state's coronavirus emergency proclamation, which requires visitors to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test in order to roam the islands freely.
Screeners were skeptical of the 24-year-old Oak Lawn resident's supposed CDC card when...
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Post Bulletin – Dr. Anthony Fauci will deliver the commencement speech on Sept. 11 at the 2021 Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
In addition to giving the commencement speech, Fauci will receive an honorary degree from the school.
Dr. Stephen Ekker, dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, said:
"When I think of the impact science is having on society, I...
(CNN) A controversial Texas law that bars abortions at six weeks went into effect early Wednesday morning after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers.
The lack of judicial intervention means that the law -- which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant -- goes into force absent further court intervention.
The Education Department announced Monday that it's investigating five Republican-led states that have banned mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.
Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. – Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country have contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job.
The following law enforcement officers died as a result of contracting the virus in the line of duty.
Fallen Officers From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
Deputy Sheriff Oscar Walter Rocha
Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas
Police Officer Jose Antonio Buso, Sr.
In Oregon, where school staffers statewide are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, the board for the 7,500-student district of Redmond last week passed a resolution protesting the mandate and mandatory mask-wearing in schools after "significant" opposition.
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