Questions about the Capital incursion that the Democrats have no intention of asking

What’s more, they don’t want you to ask them either. Nor does the MSM. But here they are (the “new evidence” referred to in the first sentence of the quote is that the Capitol was breached twenty minutes before Trump finished speaking, and that people had earlier indicated online plans to do this): This new evidence raises the first compelling question that remains unanswered.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES, A YEAR AGO: New York Braces for Coronavirus: ‘It’s Inevitable.’ In Queens,…

THE NEW YORK TIMES, A YEAR AGO: New York Braces for Coronavirus: ‘It’s Inevitable.’ In Queens, some who recently returned from China have even self-quarantined. But officials have urged calm.

The London Independent, a year ago: ‘If it happens, it happens’: In New York City’s Chinatown, it’s business as usual despite coronavirus fears.

And BuzzFeed, a year ago:

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Resist the Hysteria and Tyranny

In my latest column for AIER, inspired by Henry Manne, I call for peaceful resistance to the misinformation being spread about Covid-19, and to the tyranny being unleashed in the name of ‘protecting’ us.

In late 1973 and early 1974 Henry decried the biased and uninformed reporting on the fuel shortages that then plagued America, and he called on people to resist the demands for the strict government controls that were then said by many in elite circles to be necessary to best deal with these shortages.

Today’s Covid-19 pandemic isn’t identical to the 1970s’ fuel shortages, but the two crises share with each other many parallels. In both, media reporting consistently missed important points and, in doing so, fueled (!) unwarranted panic. Worse-case scenarios were presented as likely outcomes. Elite opinion very quickly settled on the conclusion that key human liberties must be sacrificed indefinitely to government ‘leaders’ wielding discretionary powers in order to deal with an almost-existential scourge. Talk of society being at war against an insidious enemy was widespread. Unfathomably complex arrangements of human engagement were treated as if they are as simple as Lego structures that children build, can disassemble, and can easily rebuild. And evil-doers were said to be afoot whose misbehaviors – from negligence to intentional malfeasance – were making a bad situation worse. These evil-doers, thus, were accused of being threats to innocent other people.

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So if your social security number ends in an odd number, you can only get sick on odd numbered days of the month?

2020 Did Bring Some Good News

Was 2020 the worst year ever? The media keep saying that. We did have the pandemic, a bitter election, unemployment, riots, and a soaring national debt. But wait, look at the good news, says historian Johan Norberg . His new book, Open: The Story of Human Progress , points out how life keeps getting better, even if people just don’t realize it. 2020 was “the best year in human history to face a pandemic,” he says.

Had the pandemic happened in 2005, “You wouldn’t have the technology to create mRNA vaccines.”

“In 1990,” he continues, “we wouldn’t have a worldwide web. If we had had this pandemic in 1976, we wouldn’t have been able to read the genome of the virus. And…in 1950, we wouldn’t have had a single ventilator.”

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“If you look at specifics like global poverty, child mortality, chronic undernourishment, and illiteracy,” Norberg replies, “they all declined faster than ever.”

Those things are pretty good measures of quality of life.

“Literacy might be the most important skill,” says Norberg. “It’s the skill that makes it possible to acquire other skills. We’ve never seen literacy at these high levels ever before. [Even] in the most problematic countries around the world, it’s better than it was in the richest countries 50, 60 years ago. That’s most important for those who have the least.”

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DISPATCHES FROM THE MEMORY HOLE: The Myth that Americans Were Poorly Educated before Mass Government…

DISPATCHES FROM THE MEMORY HOLE: The Myth that Americans Were Poorly Educated before Mass Government Schooling.

Who knows, with millions of youngsters absent from government school classrooms, maybe education will become as good as it was before the government ever got involved.

“What?” you exclaim! “Wasn’t education lousy or non-existent before government mandated it, provided it, and subsidized it? That’s what my government schoolteachers assured me so it must be true,” you say!

The fact is, at least in early America, education was better and more widespread than most people today realize or were ever told. Sometimes it wasn’t “book learning” but it was functional and built for the world most young people confronted at the time. Even without laptops and swimming pools, and on a fraction of what government schools spend today, Americans were a surprisingly learned people in our first hundred years.

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Obama’s Distorted, Revisionist View Of Israel

Dov Lipman, a former member of Israel’s Knesset, has a terrific and comprehensive piece at JNS on President Obama’s distorted view of Israel, as presented in his recent autobiography. And Lippman is right: In his new memoir, the former U.S. president misleads readers in a way that will forever shape their negative perspective of the Jewish state.

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NY Times Columnist Exposes The Deep Deception Of The NY Times’ 1619 Project

Bret Stephens has done a public service in exposing the 1619 Project for what it is: An agenda-driven attempt to impose a false and misleading history on our children. The post NY Times Columnist Exposes The Deep Deception Of The NY Times’ 1619 Project first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion .

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