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Kevin McCarthy says Pelosi's riot committee is a 'sham' that 'no one will believe' and Elise Stefanik claims Nancy is responsible for the January 6 'tragedy' at press conference with the five Republicans pulled from panel

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday slammed the committee investigating the January 6th riot at the Capitol as 'a sham that no one can believe.'. His comments came as lawmakers prepared for their first hearing on what happened that day with four police officers caught in the melee testifying about their experience.
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Religion in the USA is the Right Hand of Racism

We should teach schoolchildren the philosophical argument for separating church and state. Americans have never met a resource they don’t wish to immediately exploit. Entrepreneurs will look at a forest that has stood for 10,000 years and be dazzled by the thought of the profits to be gained by selling the noble wood in the form of toothpicks.
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The Free Press - TFP

Donald J. Trump On Nancy Pelosi, Jan 6 Committee

Nancy Pelosi is spending a great deal of time, effort, and money on the formulation of a Fake and highly partisan January 6 Committee to ask, “what happened?”. Will Nancy investigate herself and those on Capitol Hill who didn’t want additional protection, including more police and National Guard, therefore being unprepared despite the large crowd of people that everyone knew was coming?
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Los Angeles Times

Editorial: The right’s new tone on COVID vaccines

Take a look at a map of the U.S. overlaid with COVID-19 vaccine rates and a clear pattern emerges: The states with the smallest percentage of their eligible population inoculated also skew politically toward the Republican Party. And the lowest of them all? Alabama, where just 34% are fully vaccinated...
Houston, TXHouston Press

Fox News is Trying to Kill My Dad (And Probably Yours, Too)

I spent a very frustrating weekend trying to convince my father to go get vaccinated. He’s in his 70s with both multiple sclerosis and lymphoma. With the Delta Variant running through the unvaccinated population like a grim reaper that has discovered mechanized farming equipment, I decided the time was right to confront him. It didn’t go well at all.
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A mask comeback is not enough to sway Trump voters: It's time to start imposing vaccine mandates

Vaccinated America is fed up with the unvaccinated, and the mainstream media is finally starting to pay attention. "As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger," declares a Tuesday morning New York Times headline. "'Patience has worn thin': Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts," read a similar headline from Friday's Washington Post.
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‘Selfish’ people who refuse vaccine will be barred from events, says Michael Gove

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has branded those who refuse a Covid vaccine “selfish” and insisted that they face being barred from mass events.Boris Johnson’s government is mulling the use of vaccine passports for big events such as football matches – having already announced they will be required for nightclubs and other crowded spaces in England from the end of September.Mr Gove risked the wrath of Tory MPs firmly opposed to mandatory use of vaccine passports by warning those who refuse to be jabbed that they may not be able to access mass events.“Ultimately, if you can be vaccinated and...

Emphasize personal health benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, researchers say

Messages emphasizing the personal health benefits of COVID-19 vaccines have the best chance of increasing vaccination levels across the nation, according to research conducted by University of Wyoming economists. "Our findings suggest that several forms of public messages can increase vaccination intentions, but messaging that emphasizes personal health benefits had...
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The Independent

‘Ineffective’ and racially disproportionate blanket stop and search powers to be expanded

“Ineffective” and racially disproportionate blanket stop and search powers are to be expanded by the government under a new plan to “beat crime”.Measures unveiled on Tuesday include changes to controversial police powers to search people without suspicion in areas where serious violence could break out.The government said it would be “permanently relaxing voluntary conditions” for using section 60 powers as part of its Beating Crime Plan.A press release said the change would “empower police to take more knives off the streets”, but an evaluation of a pilot running since 2019 has never been published.The government initially allowed seven police forces...
Congress & CourtsWashington Examiner

To cement gains among minorities, Republicans must be champions of order

Counterintuitive as it may sound, Republicans need to sound more like U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in 2022 to retain the gains they made among nonwhites in 2020. Conventional wisdom holds that the Arkansas senator's hard-line "send in the troops" approach to crime and civil unrest would be antithetical to courting minority support. Many conservative strategists seem convinced that a more dovish message of criminal justice reform or drug decriminalization is preferable to traditional law-and-order rhetoric when trying to appease nonwhite voters.

Crime: Boris Johnson's claims checked

Boris Johnson has been interviewed in the rain outside a police station about his crime plan for England and Wales. He made a number of claims about crime and policing. 'Two years ago, I said I wanted another 20,000 officers on the streets of our country and we've now got to almost half of the way there'

West Sussex council pulls early intervention services from children's centres

An early intervention programme is to be pulled from 31 of West Sussex's 43 children's centres as part of a reorganisation of services. Protesters gathered outside Chichester County Hall as councillors agreed the changes to Early Help provision. Liberal Democrat group spokesman Tony Kershaw said there was "overwhelming opposition from...
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What’s at stake in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race? Educators say teaching race, racism in schools

Pennsylvania is poised to become another battleground in the growing fight over teaching race and racism in public schools. Two Republican state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would constrain how schools teach the concept of race — and the conflict over critical race theory, or CRT, will likely become a key part of the upcoming Pennsylvania governor’s race.