Project 21: New Visions

Don’t Bank on Catastrophic Climate Change, by David W. Kreutzer and Donna Jackson

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The SEC’s Proposed Disclosure Rule Is an Assault on the Finance Industry Though not very good at a variety of things, Team Biden is single-minded and persistent when it comes to using federal financial regulators to do their bidding with respect to climate change. For instance, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — which is supposed to make sure banks remain solvent — is currently working on a “Statement of Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions.” This statement and the proposed SEC rule on climate risk disclosure are just parts of the Biden administration’s all-of-government assault on the financing ...
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Voter Fraud Disenfranchises Black Americans. It’s Time To Put A Stop To It, by Christopher Arps

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In its “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America,” the Project 21 black leadership network offers recommendations to “remove barriers blocking African Americans from reaching their full potential and ensuring the American dream for all.” This includes protecting election integrity and the hard-fought right for blacks to vote for the candidates of their choice. As a Project 21 member and president of the Americans for Citizen Voting (ACV), one in particular especially appeals to me. That is “Restoring the Right of Self-Determination of Black America”: One of the key goals of the Civil Rights Movement was to ensure that every black citizen had a ...
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Celebrate Juneteenth for What It Really Is, by Donna Jackson

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President Biden elevated Juneteenth to the level of Veterans Day and Independence Day in 2021. But does it deserve that distinction? Unfortunately, the evolution of this holiday has largely betrayed the intent of those who originated it. Juneteenth is a mash-up term for June 19, the day in  when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas with news of the Civil War’s end two months earlier. Slaves living in the region also discovered they were free and didn’t know it: President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery two and a half years earlier. In following years, Galveston’s former slave population began ...
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Juneteenth: A Perfect Day to Cheer Black Success, by Deroy Murdock

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On Monday, America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that black Americans have accomplished since the original Juneteenth liberated the last of some 4 million emancipated slaves. That joyous day arrived on June 19, 1865. Having vanquished the Confederacy that April, victorious Union Army soldiers reached Galveston, Texas. They encountered that final group of slaves who were unaware that the South had fallen. More important, the men in blue uniforms read ...
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We’ve Just Witnessed Jury Nullification in the DC Swamp

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This week, former Clinton Campaign attorney Michael Sussman was found not guilty on one count of lying to the FBI. In some respects, the verdict was surprising, while in others it wasn't. The evidence presented at trial was overwhelming. By many accounts, Michael Sussman had indeed lied to the FBI about his reasons for meeting with FBI general counsel James Baker. He did so to cover up his part in an elaborate role to weaponize the FBI against candidate Donald Trump. On the other hand, the trial, to use G. Gordon Liddy’s term, was "stacked and packed." Several Clinton campaign ...
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Disney Steps in Mousetrap of Its Own Making, by Deroy Murdock

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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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