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Should Government Track The Miles You Drive?

April 12, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Should Government Track The Miles You Drive?

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY One American gets up in the morning, gets in his car and drives down a congested highway to work.Another wakes at noon and rides a subway to a saloon.Which of these two — if America’s future takes a wrong turn — would pay what might be called the “Buttigieg tax”?CNBC’s Kayla Tausche asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a March 26 interview what sort of taxes he perceived as possible ways to pay for infrastructure projects.“First, a gas tax,” she asked. “You called it old-fashioned to raise the gas tax. Do you still believe that? Could that go up?”“Well,” said Buttigieg, “the gas tax has traditionally been part of how we fund the Highway Trust Fund,…Continue Reading

The Plight Of The Author

April 11, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Plight Of The Author

By DONALD DeMARCO Our parish bazaar was in its second day. Most of the more attractive items were gone on the opening day when crowds of treasure seekers stormed the church basement. Our pastor urged us to sweep clean any trinkets that remained. And so, after Mass, my wife and I made the short journey downstairs to inspect what others had passed over. My expectations were low. Nevertheless, while I was rummaging through the book section I found, to my chagrin, two of my own books. They were clean, unmarked, and presumably unread.Hilaire Belloc would have been grievously disappointed. The great essayist had said, though with tongue firmly planted in cheek, “When I am dead, I hope it may be…Continue Reading

Joe Biden’s Bid To Remake America

April 10, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Joe Biden’s Bid To Remake America

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN If Joe Biden’s American Jobs Program, outlined in Pittsburgh, is enacted, then the federal government will take a great leap forward toward irreversible control of the destiny of the Republic.To finance this leap, to subsidize this giant stride toward socialism, U.S. corporations are to be forced to turn over to the government a far larger slice of their earnings. The corporate tax rate is to be raised from 21 to 28 percent. And that is only the first of the new or added taxes to come — on incomes, capital gains, and estates.The bait to lure Republicans into embracing this $2.3 trillion in Great Society II and Green New Deal spending is the modest fraction to…Continue Reading

Like Clockwork… Mass Shooting, Then Demands For Gun Control

April 9, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Like Clockwork… Mass Shooting, Then Demands For Gun Control

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on WorldNetDaily, www.wnd.com, on March 26. All rights reserved. Barbara Simpson has a 20-year radio, TV, and newspaper career in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.) + + Here we go again — or rather, “here we still are.” The news is filled with horrific reports of what they are calling “mass shootings.”Yes, we had two instances in the last few days of two individuals who each took a gun and used it to shoot and kill innocent people. One at massage parlors in Atlanta which ended with eight people dead and the other at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 dead.Apparently, neither shooter had any problem buying a…Continue Reading

Senators Demand Investigation . . . Into Planned Parenthood Getting PPP loans

April 8, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Senators Demand Investigation . . . Into Planned Parenthood Getting PPP loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — A letter signed by 25 Republican senators is demanding an investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates illegally accessing emergency small business loans.“We write to request an investigation concerning how affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (‘Planned Parenthood’), a national organization with central control over its affiliates which has nearly $2 billion in assets, and over 16,000 employees nationwide, are continually able to obtain loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) when Small Business Administration (SBA) rules and guidance [have] made it clear that they are ineligible for such funds,” says the letter, reported by the Washington Examiner.The letter was dated March 25 and addressed to Isabel Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).The…Continue Reading

The Cage Biden Wants For American Children

April 7, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Cage Biden Wants For American Children

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Is it better for a three-year-old child to spend more time with a government employee or a mother?President Joe Biden is pushing for a federal program to put preschool children in the hands of the former — theoretically, as a benefit to the latter.What about summer vacations? Should children have them? Or is it better to keep them in school 12 months a year?Cynthia Marten, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, took the latter position at a Senate confirmation hearing last week.She is Biden’s nominee to be deputy secretary of education.Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia — seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to permanently expand government control over the lives of American…Continue Reading

Pro-Lifers Say . . . Attack On Abortion-Pill Reversal Comes From Biased, Pro-Abortion Platform

April 6, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Pro-Lifers Say . . . Attack On Abortion-Pill Reversal Comes From Biased, Pro-Abortion Platform

By DEXTER DUGGAN Heartbeat International, a global pregnancy-help organization claiming more than 2,800 affiliates (heartbeatinternational.org), told The Wanderer that the left-wing “openDemocracy” project used up some of the pro-lifers’ time that could have been spent helping women in need, but was unsuccessful in its aim.Recent articles from openDemocracy (opendemocracy.net) focused on one of the services offered by Heartbeat International, abortion-pill reversal, expressing the usual contempt for trying to save babies targeted for chemical abortion and quoting pro-abortion sources and medical organizations compromised by the Culture of Death.A March 24 news release from Heartbeat International said, “An irregular increase in international calls to the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) recently signaled another orchestrated offensive by the abortion lobby targeting pregnancy help.…Continue Reading

Hope For The Dead

April 5, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Hope For The Dead

By JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO That God, which ever lives and loves,One God, one law, one element,And one far-off divine eventTo which the whole creation moves. — Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) When American colonists were oppressed by governance from Britain, the word most frequently uttered in pamphlets and editorials and sermons was not “safety” or “taxes”; it was “freedom.” Yet, two intolerable acts of Parliament so assaulted personal freedom that they broke the bonds with the mother country irreparably.The first was the Stamp Act of 1765, which required colonists to have government stamps on all documents in every household. It was enforced by British soldiers who used general warrants, issued by a secret court in London, to rummage through colonists’…Continue Reading

Carrying The Weight Of The World

April 4, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Carrying The Weight Of The World

By DONALD DeMARCO I have given several presentations over the years to all-male audiences on the topic of fatherhood. There are few topics that are more important in a time when fatherhood is either neglected, misunderstood, or disparaged.Sociologist David Blankenhorn has thoroughly researched the matter in his book, Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem. The fact that 40 percent of America’s children do not live with their biological fathers, he concludes, is the leading cause of crime, adolescent pregnancy, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence against women.Fatherhood is essential for teaching children discipline and preparing them for taking a responsible position in the world. Yet, it does not receive the attention and respect it deserves. As a consequence,…Continue Reading

Autocracy Vs. Democracy Or China Vs. America?

April 3, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Autocracy Vs. Democracy Or China Vs. America?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “I’ve known Xi Jinping for a long time. . . . He doesn’t have a democratic — with a small ‘d’ — bone in his body,” said Joe Biden in his first press conference as president, and then he ambled on:“He’s one of the guys, like [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, who thinks that autocracy is the wave of the future — democracy can’t function in an ever-complex world.“It is clear, absolutely clear . . . that this is a battle between the utility of democracies in the twenty-first century and autocracies. . . . We have to prove democracy works.”Thus did Biden frame the conflict between America and China in almost purely ideological terms.“Look . .…Continue Reading