Project 21: New Visions

Disney Steps in Mousetrap of Its Own Making, by Deroy Murdock

New Visions Commentary /
Florida lawmakers voted to end the Walt Disney Company’s special, self-government privileges, which it never should have received. Since 1967, Disney has operated its own mini-state, surrounded by Florida — much as the Vatican is encircled by Rome. The Reedy Creek Improvement District exempts Disney from certain taxes and regulations that burden other companies. This arrangement also empowers the Magic Kingdom to establish its own levies, ordinances, and emergency services in and around Disney World and its other theme parks. Let’s hope that Disney enjoyed this cushy 55-year ride. Too bad its rotten corporate citizenship cost it these precious goodies. Disney ...
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Rush to Green Renewables Won’t Bring U.S. Energy Independence, by Derrick Hollie

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After the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States valiantly rose as an unchallenged global superpower holding a dominant position in influence, military, economy, and resources. The U.S. is abundantly rich in natural resources including natural gas and petroleum. America is more capable than ever of providing affordable energy to its citizens. The current energy crisis has Americans shocked by prices at the pump. With increased energy costs, consumers are now having to make the inconceivable choice whether to pay their electric bill or buy groceries. Inflation is at 8.5% which is ...
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Sacramento Mass Shooting Confirms What Experts Already Knew, But Media Won’t Tell, by Craig DeLuz

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In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that took place in Sacramento, California, over the last week, politicians and media pundits have rushed to their soapboxes to proclaim, once again, that guns are the root of all evil and the cause of the recent violent crime wave that has gripped our nation. They share with whomever will listen, their prognosis for ending crime as we know it. “We need more ‘common sense’ gun laws,” they say. But there are a number of underlying truths that they will dare not share with the public. Because if they do, it will ...
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Ketanji Brown Jackson Being Soft on Pedophilia and Child Pornography Is a Big Deal, by Patrina Mosley

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Lenient Sentencing Should Disqualify Her From the Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s troubling record on child pornography is a big deal. Child pornography is an epidemic plaguing our country. Filmed rape of children is a federal crime and causes a trauma one cannot even fathom. It is then possessed and distributed as child pornography, known as child sexual abuse material because that’s what it is — child abuse. During Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Sen. Josh Hawley and others have pointed out her history of light sentencing in child pornography cases. What’s even more troubling is her commentary about such cases. While ...
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Confirmation Bias

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You might not know it from the news coverage, but Ketanji Brown Jackson isn’t the first black person to be named to the United States Supreme Court. She’s not even the second. But the fawning coverage might make you think she was—especially in contrast to the last black American named to the high court, Justice Clarence Thomas. The media’s treatment of a liberal nominee versus a conservative nominee has been a study in stark contrasts these past weeks. According to the media, Jackson is brilliant and accomplished. A sitting judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and a former ...
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Another Leftist Smear Attempt Falls Flat

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This totally unworkable recusal standard has been trotted out solely because Justice Thomas is the most influential member of the Supreme Court.  No matter what political party you align with, we can all agree that 2022 is going to be a blockbuster term for the Supreme Court. Cases regarding abortion, gun control, and affirmative action are all poised to be decided this year. In the past the Left has used the Court to impose its radical ideology on American society because it couldn’t use the electoral process to do it. Now they fear the Court is no longer hospitable to ...
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How The Left’s Push For ‘Equity’ Is Destroying Equality, by Joe Mobley

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The legacy of the civil rights movement, for which so many people fought and died, is hanging by a thread. Why? Equity. In 2018, California enacted the blatantly unconstitutional SB 826, which requires publicly held corporations to have a state-mandated number of women on their boards — one fewer than the majority for odd-numbered boards, and half for even-numbered boards. Now the final nail has been placed in the coffin of the Civil Rights Act. California enacted AB 979 in 2020 to require that a minimum number of “underrepresented communities” also get positions on these same corporate boards. That means boards must contain a certain number ...
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For-Profit Schools: Key to Minority Students’ Economic Mobility

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Over the next several weeks, the Department of Education will consider implementing new regulations and requirements that will single out proprietary or "for-profit" colleges. These sweeping new regulatory changes will drastically alter the ability of the students admitted to these schools to access federal funds, and consequently will unfairly affect hundreds of thousands of students. These students — Black, white, and brown — will be adversely impacted only because they rely on career colleges and proprietary schools as their primary education choice and Blacks most of all. This targeted attack takes direct aim at the for-profit schools that many minorities ...
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Buttigieg’s Latest Scheme to Shut Down Your Family’s Car

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Starting with Al Gore’s alarmist claims about the automobile in his 1992 book “Earth in the Balance” to Greta Thunberg’s regular crusades against gas powered cars the left has openly tried to get Americans to give up the family car. As President, Obama placed limits on oil production, elevated mile per gallon (MPG) requirements and waged war on the SUV. These efforts hurt car ownership but weren’t fatal. Now Democrats have a new plan. They have to kill cars to save you and me. Their latest alarmism tool – the phony rise in highway deaths. In late January, Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released ...
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Nancy Pelosi Has a Defund the Police Problem, by Demetrius Minor

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a Defund the Police problem. "Make no mistake, community safety is our responsibility," Pelosi told ABC's George Stephanopoulos during an interview on Sunday. "I quote one my colleagues from New York, Ritchie Torres, brand new member of Congress, way on the Left, saying that defund the police is dead." You know who doesn't have to talk about Defund the Police being dead? A party whose members aren't still spreading the slogan. And yet, facing a daunting electoral challenge in the upcoming midterms, members of the Democratic Party are still on the Defund train. Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) recently promised to double down on the slogan, even ...
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How Conservatives Can Deliver On MLK’s Goals, by Demetrius Minor

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Since Americans across the political spectrum are inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s not surprising when politicians invoke a catchy phrase used by the slain civil rights leader to bring attention to the kind of society they dream to lead. Over the next few weeks, King’s sermons will be revisited in pulpits across America to commemorate Black History Month. We will reminisce about his vision for racial equality and justice. But beyond the nostalgia and fancy slogans, conservatives need to heed King’s convictions. It’s quite easy for us to clutch quotes about racial harmony, but ...
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Biden’s Parade of Shattered Pledges Makes Him America’s Promise-Breaker-In-Chief, by Deroy Murdock

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President Donald J. Trump’s friends and foes can agree on this: He fulfilled an astonishing number of promises. During his first year in office, he signed a $1.5 trillion tax-rate cut, killed some 1,500 meddlesome regulations, greenlighted the Keystone XL Pipeline, scrapped ObamaCare’s individual mandate (but not the entire program), curbed southern border crossings, erased the ISIS caliphate, and much more. Joe Biden’s presidency after one year is something completely different. His parade of shattered pledges makes him America’s promise-breaker-in-chief. "With unity we can do important things," Biden said in his inaugural address. This echoed the giant, national hug around ...
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The Commonsense Case for ‘Right to Repair’

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In today’s polarized political climate, there are very few pieces of legislation that can bring together policymakers from both sides of the aisle. This situation has resulted in many bills that could benefit the majority of Americans dying in Congress and being all but abandoned. Over the summer, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Save Money on Auto-Repair Transportation Act, otherwise known as the SMART Act. This bill -- co-sponsored by three Democrats and two additional Republicans – has the opportunity to buck that trend and benefit working class households all over America. Why the SMART Act? According to the ...
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Dr. King’s False Heirs, by Richard Holt

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Imagine two children on a playground. These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 years old, these children — one Black and one white — see each other as they see themselves. They see not a color or racism or social stigma. They see another kid who will help them throw their leftover bread to the ducks. What happens to these two children later in life that creates a racial barrier between them? Adults, and their lies. Race is a purely sociological construct, one that is taught ...
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How the Principled Dick Armey Served America Well

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Reading more like a tell-all than a memoir, Dick Armey's "Leader" details his life from his humble beginnings in North Dakota, to the halls of the United States Capitol and beyond in this captivating book which ultimately reveals that it is possible for an American leader to unfailingly promote freedom and liberty. Want to know what Dick Armey really thinks about Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, John Boehner and other notable Republicans? Get “Leader” and you’ll see. In a way that seemingly only Armey can, he gives the reader a fly-on-the-wall perspective on every meeting that went on during that tumultuous ...
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Biden’s Resegregation Program, by AK Kamara

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Creating Conflict Between the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Divides Our Society The “War Against the Unvaccinated” is about to enter its second year. This is a war of the Biden administration’s making. It is pushed by leftist politicians, bureaucrats, activists and the corporate media. President Biden echoed its rhetoric during his address to the nation on COVID-19 as most Americans prepared to see their families over the holidays. A conflict need not exist, but here we are. Leftist politicians in America and around the globe have a penchant for authoritarianism when citizens don’t comply with their edicts. Whenever there’s a crisis ...
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AUKUS Promises an Effective Check on China in the South Pacific

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Allowing Australia to purchase Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines would provide an immediate, unseen, and unpredictable counter to any Chinese naval advance. Speaking in Washington, D.C. in late October, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott floated the idea of acquiring  Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines from the U.S. At the time, Abbott  quipped  that he would have  asked  the British the same question if he were  speaking in London  instead. Despite  the  nonchalant  way that the  suggestion of leasing or purchasing American fast attack nuclear submarines  came about, the  possibility of this transaction has the potential to drastically change dynamics in the South Pacific and ...
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Jussie Smollett and the Power of Black Male Victimization, by Vince Everett Ellison

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Jussie Smollett is a microcosm of the cowardly, narcissistic, prideful, and nihilistic behavior that has permeated throughout much of the liberal-controlled black community. I feel a bit sorry for Jussie Smollett. His generation believes that for a black man, the highest form of human existence (self-awareness) can only come through victimization. Consider the adulation of the martyrs (both real and supposed) Martin Luther King, Jr., George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and Colin Kaepernick. Jussie, understandably, coveted some of that exaltation. He had it for a fleeting moment. Jussie Smollett is rich, famous, young, and handsome. And despite being openly gay, he ...
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EPA’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Plan Fails to Address Black Community Needs, by Derrick Hollie

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Instead of Protecting Minorities From Eco-Hazards, Environmental Justice Disenfranchises Them Fundamentally flawed. That’s the only way to describe the Environmental Protection Agency’s new strategic plan. Administrator Michael S. Regan wants to put the EPA “at the center” of the Biden Administration’s equity agenda by pushing “environmental justice” policies likely to cause more harm than good. Instead of purportedly protecting minorities from a disproportionate share of eco-hazards, environmental justice puts unaccountable elites and their bureaucratic minions in the position of regulating the dispossessed to the degree they become wards of the state – further disenfranchising them. The EPA is proposing adding the pursuit ...
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Benjamin Crump: America’s ‘Racial Justice’ Profiteer

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Racial Justice Profiteers in Our Midst Threaten the Very Justice, Truth, and Healing That America Represents. As Benjamin Crump continues to carve out his niche in the legal arena, it is time America recognizes what’s going on. The George Floyd attorney is not a crusader for justice, he’s an opportunistic race profiteer. More sophisticated than the local ambulance chaser—but ambitious in a similarly distasteful way—he scours news reports to find examples of deadly interactions between Americans he can miscast as a racist relics of a bygone era. In this land of possibility, everyone is free to chart his own course ...
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