“This 4th of July, when you watch the fireworks, will you think about the Declaration of Independence?
We should. After all, the holiday is meant to honor the Declaration. It, and the Constitution it led to, help keep us free.”
“Dennis Prager has traveled all over the world. But at the end of every trip, he returns home with a new appreciation for America. Why? Because no country is more open, more generous, and has done more for the cause of freedom than America has.”
“If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see.
It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood.
Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.”
In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
"Anything They Wanted to Take, They Can Take It, Because These Businesses Have Insurance"
“"That is reparations."”
Why Is Desperately Poor India Beating New York’s COVID-19 Response?
“For some reason, Andrew Cuomo and Anthony Fauci have become the faces of responsible COVID-19 policy. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
The Art of the Grandstand
“Solving social problems comes with a built-in paradox.”
Penalizing green? Virginia charging new 'highway use fee' to fuel-efficient vehicle drivers
“A DMV source told Just the News that the rationale behind the fee is to collect revenue from fuel-efficient vehicle owners due to declining gas tax revenue.”
At least 3% of COVID-19 deaths involve injury, poisoning, or other adverse events, CDC says
“'It seems that these are largely cases where someone hospitalized with a non-fatal injury has contracted COVID-19 while in the hospital and subsequently died,' a spokesman for CDC's National Center for Health Statistics says.”
Biden's selection of Harris for VP means disastrous San Francisco economic model could go nationwide
“The Democrat Party's lunge to the far-left is near completion”
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion
“The federal government rang up a $63 billion deficit in July, the department reported. That’s a relatively modest amount compared to red ink that spilled in the spring months when the government tried to revive an economy that all but ground to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.”
Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus To Indefinitely Declare A State Of Emergency
“In a national panic, Americans permitted executives to take power—to declare states of emergency and to implement lockdowns—and now those executives won’t give that power back.”
What The Media Can And Can’t Say About Biden’s Running Mate
NW comments — I wonder where these rules were when Palin was nominated.
Unions Above the Law
“In states like Illinois, police reform won’t happen as long as public-employee contracts trump legislative authority.”
The Mass Shooting in DC That Went Largely Unreported
“Dead bodies don't count unless they are politically useful dead bodies.”
One Place Chicago Rioters Attacked Reveals What How Despicable They Are
“But there was one particular place that rioters went after that is just unconscionable.