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The Alpha of America: Jamestown and the Beginning of Our Story

JAMESTOWN, Virginia—“Jamestown,” says Dave Givens, director of archaeology at this historic site, “is the alpha of American history, and Yorktown is the omega.” Givens, whom I interviewed on a recent visit to America’s first English colony, meant that Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement…

Trump Administration Doesn’t Want $2.5 Trillion Stimulus Plan: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that there have been discussions about the next stimulus plan, but he stipulated that the Trump administration doesn’t want a Democratic proposal worth $2.5 trillion. Kudlow, the head of the National Economic Council, told reporters on Friday that…

New York’s Daily CCP Virus Cases Top 1,000 for First Time in Months

New York state officials on Saturday reported 1,005 new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cases in 24 hours, the sharpest increase in nearly four months. The new cases represented about 1 percent of the 99,953 tests conducted on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said…

House Democrats’ CCP Virus Relief Bill to Contain Aid for Airlines

House Democrats are working up a new $2.4 trillion CCP virus relief bill, which reportedly contains relief for airline workers, according to an industry group representative. Nicholas Calio, head of the industry group Airlines for America, told The Hill that the bill is to contain…

Large-Scale Political Unrest Is Unlikely, But Not Impossible

When a reporter recently asked Donald Trump if he would accept a peaceful transition of power, the president wouldn’t commit. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. In an apparent reference to mail-in ballots, he went on, “We’ll want to have—get rid of the ballots and…

Hong Kongers, Don’t Idolize the U.K.

During this uncertain and unstable year, I’ve learned not to take Hong Kong’s freedom for granted. Prodemocracy protests consumed the city for months starting in early 2019, but the political climate changed abruptly in the spring, when Beijing passed a wide-ranging security law that many…

White House Advisor Scott Atlas Says CDC Director Misstated COVID-19 Data

Trump Advisor Scott Atlas recently accused U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield of misstating CCP Virus data during a news conference on Wednesday, Sept 23. According to Atlas, Redfield had not been referring to the most recent CCP (Chinese Communist…

New Data Suggests Very Low Risk of CCP Virus Infection in K-12 Schools

Despite concerns of major CCP virus outbreaks in reopened K-12 school buildings, a new Brown University study suggests a very low risk of transmission among teachers and students who return to in-person instruction. Researchers at Brown University on Wednesday released their first set of data…

Trump Says He May Reject Stricter FDA Vaccine Guidelines

President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the need for tougher vaccine approval standards on the part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), saying the plan “sounded extremely political” and would be subject to White House approval. According to multiple media reports, including by The…

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

A Defense of Court Packing

It was only a matter of time, really. Ever since Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland four years ago, progressives have argued that Democrats need to wrest back control of the Supreme Court by packing it full of liberal justices. By…

Johnson & Johnson Announces Start of Phase 3 Trials for CCP Virus Vaccine

U.S. company Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced it has reached phase 3 clinical trials for its CCP virus vaccine candidate, becoming the fourth manufacturer to reach this phase in clinical trials amid a global pandemic. The company joins Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca to start…

Sufficient CCP Virus Vaccines for All Americans to Be Available by July 2021

Every American will be able to get vaccinated against the new coronavirus, also known as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. “We should have, if projected, about 700 million doses by April,…

Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of…

The Office of Internet Freedom Reborn at the U.S. Agency for Global Media

News Analysis The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees U.S. government broadcasters such as Voice of America and Radio Free Asia, has re-opened its Office of Internet Freedom (OIF). OIF, which began operations in 2016, had then been closed by leadership then in…

Photos: Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being marked across America, as, today, she lies in repose on the Lincoln catafalque in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, at the…

$300 Unemployment Boost Ends in at Least 7 States

The Trump administration’s Lost Wages Assistance program, which offered $300 a week for up to 6 weeks after the $600 jobless benefit boost lapsed in July, is running out in a number of states. At least seven states—including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North…

The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…

Over 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in the United States

Over 200,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the United States, according to the John Hopkins University. This comes as the data reported the United States have nearly hit 6.9 million confirmed cases of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus from Wuhan,…

Judge Declines to Allow Pennsylvania Governor to Reimpose Limits on Gatherings

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday said he would not let Gov. Tom Wolf reimpose limits on gatherings. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled that Wolf administration officials didn’t succeed in demonstrating they’re likely to prevail on appeal. Stickman, a Trump appointee, ruled last week…

Is This Really the End of Abortion?

Friday was a perfect early-autumn evening in Washington, D.C., less than 50 days away from the election. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List, arguably the most powerful anti-abortion group in Washington, had wrapped up her day on Capitol Hill. She and…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

CBO Downgrades America’s Long-Term Economic Growth Projections

America’s economy is projected to grow more slowly in coming decades than previously forecast, due in large measure to the impact of the CCP virus, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO, a non-partisan agency that produces economic and budgetary analyses to support…

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