Archive for June 16th, 2020

The Idols Keep Crumbling

on June 16, 2020, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

by Erick Erickson  I am rested and back from vacation. Thanks so much for the kind words and prayers. It was nice to have several days away from the news. If anything, it is remarkable just how many avenues people have to connect with me though. There were private messages on Instagram, direct messages on Twitter, Facebook messages, text messages […]

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US Supreme Court votes 6-3 to redefine ‘sex,’ write transgenderism into 1964 law

US Supreme Court votes 6-3 to redefine ‘sex,’ write transgenderism into 1964 law

on June 16, 2020, 7:39 AM / in National News

By Calvin Freiburger  |  LifeSiteNews Conservatives say this ruling could force churches to recognize same-sex ‘marriages’; force photographers, florists, and bakers to participate in same-sex ‘weddings’; compel employers to fund drugs and surgeries to help people imitate members of the opposite sex; and make women and girls to share sleeping quarters, showers, changing areas, and restrooms with gender-confused males. WASHINGTON, […]

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Cancel the White Men — And What’s Left?

Cancel the White Men — And What’s Left?

on June 16, 2020, 7:00 AM / in Opinion

Liberals will fight for the right of Marxist radicals to burn the American flag to show their hatred of it but cannot tolerate working folks flying the battle flag of the Confederacy to show their love of it. “Can we all just get along?” That was the plea of Rodney King after a Simi Valley jury failed to convict any […]

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New York City Council Seeks to Cut $1 Billion From Police Budget

on June 16, 2020, 6:56 AM / in State News

by  Warren Mass The New York City Council wants to cut $1 billion from the budget of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The proposal to slash the police budget was unveiled on June 12 in a joint statement from several Council members, including the speaker. Though the statement was very likely motivated by the anti-police protests that have occurred nationwide […]

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Senate GOP to Clamp Down on Police Chokeholds in Emerging Bill

Senate GOP to Clamp Down on Police Chokeholds in Emerging Bill

on June 16, 2020, 6:44 AM / in National News

Driven by a swift-moving national debate, Senate Republicans are on the brink of introducing an extensive package of policing changes with new restrictions on police chokeholds and other practices as Congress rushes to respond to mass demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans. It’s a sudden shift of GOP priorities, with President Donald Trump signaling support. […]

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The Supreme Court Redefines Sex

The Supreme Court Redefines Sex

on June 16, 2020, 6:39 AM / in Opinion

NR In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress took the unprecedented step of inserting federal anti-discrimination law into purely private employment decisions. It did so to address an urgent national crisis: the long shadow of state-backed racial discrimination. A mischievous opponent of the bill added “sex” to the list of forbidden bases for discrimination. Nobody at the time would have […]

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Justice Kavanaugh’s Dissent in Title VII Ruling

on June 16, 2020, 6:33 AM / in National News, Opinion

By ED WHELAN  |  NR In my initial post on today’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, I contrasted Justice Gorsuch’s majority opinion with Justice Alito’s dissent. Justice Kavanaugh also wrote an excellent dissent, one that is, I think, fully compatible with Alito’s. I’ll briefly offer some highlights here. Kavanaugh draws the important distinction between “literal meaning” and “ordinary meaning” and emphasizes that judges are bound […]

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Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things

Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things

on June 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 Ray Bethell is a world champion kite flyer. He can make multiple kites twist and turn in such precision that they behave as if they are one. As I watched an amazing video of Ray and his three synchronized kites, I recalled a poem […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Magna Carta

American Minute with Bill Federer Magna Carta

on June 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

England was invaded by “Dane” Vikings from Scandinavia who destroyed churches, libraries and defeated all opposition except for 23-year-old King Alfred. Forced into the swampy, tidal marshes of Somerset, Alfred, King of the Anglos and Saxons, began a resistance movement in 878 AD. According to biographer Bishop Asser: “Alfred attacked the whole pagan army fighting ferociously in dense order, and by divine will eventually won the victory.” […]

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June 16th in History

June 16th in History

on June 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bloomsday (Dublin, James Joyce fans) Christian feast day: Benno Lutgardis Quiricus and Julietta Richard of Chichester (Church of England) George Berkeley and Joseph Butler (commemoration, The Episcopal Church) June 16 (Eastern […]

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