Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Health

States, Cities Declaring Freedom From COVID Rules

This article was first published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, April 7, 2021:  

Lawmakers in Texas and at least 19 other states, not to mention municipalities such as San Francisco, are throttling back on the COVID rules that have plagued the country for more than a year.

Plague is the correct term to use, too. According to the Bureau of Economic Research (BRS, just the shock of being out of work — “unemployment shock” — will lead to a three-percent increase in mortality that will ultimately cost, in its estimation, nearly 900,000 lives. That compares to the 570,000 deaths already attributed — though likely inaccurately — to the China virus. (Because of incentives to report any death as COVID-related, that 570,000 figure is likely grossly overstated.)

Keith Jackson, writing at American Thinker, suggested that BRS’ estimate is too conservative:

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Texas Governor Demands “Border Czar” Harris Do Something About Southern Invasion; Still Waiting to Hear Back

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, April 1, 2021:  

It’s been two days since Texas Governor Greg Abbott fired off a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris, President Biden’s “Border Czar,” demanding she do something about the flood of illegals pouring into his state, and he has heard nothing back but crickets.

He called the flood a “surge”:

I write to you about the surge in illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border, which continues to fuel a humanitarian crisis, particularly for unaccompanied minors.

 

Now that President Biden has named you Border Czar in charge of the administration’s response, I want to express to you the threats and challenges caused by this administration’s open border policies.

 

These policies embolden and enrich cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers who continue to ramp up their criminal operations.

 

In many cases, these criminals lure unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions and expose them to abuse and terror.

Abbott uses the “editorial ‘we’” in his demand:

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House Majority Whip: Biden “Has What We Call Stuttering”

This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, March 10, 2021:

Following Biden’s debacle on Monday, when he stumbled through his announcement that he was nominating two women generals for four-star commands, Neal Cavuto of Fox News asked House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.): “A lot of people are beginning to wonder … is there something we should be worried about, or [is this] much ado about nothing?”

Clyburn responded:

This is much ado about nothing. I think you know as well as I do, I talked with the president about this. He has what we call stuttering.

 

It’s always been a problem with this president. He’s been very open with that. It doesn’t affect his brain at all. But it sometimes affects his speech. So that’s an issue that all of us know is there.

 

I don’t know why we keep trying to make something out of it.

What prompted Cavuto’s question was Biden’s performance on Monday:

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Nervous Democrats Want Biden to Give Up Control of Nuclear Codes

This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 24, 2021:

Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), joined by nearly three dozen other Democrats on Tuesday, sent a letter to President Biden expressing legitimate concern over his having unilateral control of the nuclear codes:

Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks.

 

Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or [have] exhibited behavior that caused [foreign] officials concern about the president’s judgment….

 

While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so. The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war.

 

Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack could happen in minutes.

While Democrats feigned concern over control of the nuclear codes — the 45-pound briefcase called the “nuclear football” — when Donald Trump was in the White House, this time their concerns are likely real.

During Monday’s ceremony honoring Americans who have died from COVID, Joe Biden suffered a massive brain freeze:

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Los Angeles County Reluctantly Lifts Previous ban on Indoor Church Services, Thanks to Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Imbedded in its news release on Saturday Los Angeles County public health officials reluctantly slightly modified its ban on indoor church services while still maintaining a tight grip on worshippers’ behavior while doing so.

It blamed its modification on recent Supreme Court decisions: “The … order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship.”

But major restrictions remain in place:

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Appeals Court: States Can Disqualify Abortionists From Receiving Medicaid Funds

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, December 20, 2020:  

An unheralded decision in the fight to defund Planned Parenthood (PP) represents a major victory in the decades-long war against the primary player involved in the abortion industry. Calling it a “critical blow to Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer funds,” the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reported last week that the decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allows the three states under its jurisdiction — Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi — to rule such providers as “unqualified” to receive Medicaid funding for abortions. It also sets the stage for a review by the Supreme Court as PP announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Planned Parenthood gets half of its funding from indigent patients who qualify for Medicaid. When Texas learned of the eight-hour long montage of undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress showing the abortion giant’s illegal selling of aborted body parts for “research,” the state terminated funding for the abortion provider.

PP immediately sued. The case is

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New Jersey Gym Racks Up $1.2 million in Fines, Remains Open in Defiance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, December 15, 2020:  

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ramped up the pressure on the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr last week by filing a motion seeking $124,000 from its owners. State officials had been watching several videos posted online by the gym’s owners, Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, and criticized “Atilis Gym’s outrageous behavior and unjustifiable contemptuous conduct.”

The owners’ “outrageous behavior and unjustifiable contemptuous conduct” dates back to May when the owners kept their upscale gym and fitness center near Philadelphia open in defiance of New Jersey Governor Chris Murphy’s demands that they shut down in response to COVID-19.

Grewal is going to have to get in line to get paid.

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Former Goldman Sachs Chief: New Yorkers Will “Feel Like Supermen” After COVID Vaccine

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 2, 2020: 

Connecting online from his posh Long Island estate earlier this week, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein offered a message of hope at a gathering of wealthy Jews. He told the audience attending the annual benefit for the UJA-Federation of New York, a Jewish philanthropy, “Next year we’ll all be back at the Hilton, vaccinated, feeling like supermen and superwomen, squeezed in, talking six inches apart and probably wishing we were back on Zoom!”

In a nearly total disconnect from reality, Blankfein thinks that once everyone is vaccinated, all will be well and folks can get on with their lives as if nothing untoward happened in 2020.

Evidence to the contrary exists everywhere.

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“MAGA Nuns” Who Attended Trump Rally Explain Why

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 30, 2020:

Three nuns from the Children of Mary in Cincinnati who sat behind President Trump at his rally in Circleville, Ohio, on Saturday became instant celebrities, and targets. Known now as the “MAGA Nuns” — each wore a mask with Trump’s favorite expression on them — they were immediately asked why they were there expressing their support for the president’s reelection.

They responded in a statement published by LifeSite News:

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LA Times: Three Cases of COVID at Grace Community Church an “Outbreak”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 26, 2020:  

When the Los Angeles Times learned on Thursday that Pastor John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church had dutifully informed county health officials that three members of his 7,000-member church had tested positive for the coronavirus, the paper published an article with this sensational headline: “Coronavirus Outbreak Strikes L.A. Megachurch that Defied Public Health Orders.”

The article opened with,

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Two Colorado Churches Win Court Reprieve From Governor’s COVID Mandates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 22, 2020: 

Two Colorado churches — the Denver Bible Church and the nearby Community Baptist Church in Brighton — gained a reprieve last week from U.S. District Judge Daniel D. Domenico. The churches sued Colorado Governor Jared Polis in August over his COVID-related restrictions that were overly vague and applied unevenly between the churches and secular establishments.

Domenico’s reason was constitutionally sound in granting the churches a temporary restraining order against Polis:

The Constitution does not allow the State to tell a congregation how large it can be when comparable secular gatherings are not so limited, or to tell a congregation that its reason for wishing to remove facial coverings is less important than a restaurant’s or spa’s….

 

The First Amendment does not allow government officials, whether in the executive or judicial branch, to treat religious worship as any less critical or essential than other human endeavors. Nor does it allow the government to determine what is a necessary part of a house of worship’s religious exercise.

Judge Domenico noted that

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Former Physician to the President says Biden “Not Up to the Job”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 14, 2020: 

Ronny Lynn Jackson, who served as physician to the president in both the Obama and Trump administrations, expressed serious concerns on Tuesday about Joe Biden’s mental fitness to be president of the United States.

In a conference call set up by the Trump reelection campaign, Jackson said:

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Court Slaps D.C. Mayor for Discriminating Against Church

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 11, 2020: 

After months of attempting to persuade D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (shown) to grant them an exception to her draconian virus-inspired restrictions on in-person meetings by churches, the Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) filed suit in September.

The church said, “Meeting in-person as one congregation is a deeply-held conviction for which there is no substitute. Our simple desire is to have a community and one that meets together safely.… CHBC has applied for multiple waivers to the policy but District officials refused to provide CHBC with a waiver beyond 100 persons as part of a mass gathering.”

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden sided with the church, issuing a temporary injunction against Bowser’s attempts to enforce her edicts. He wrote:

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Michigan Supreme Court Slaps Down Governor’s Mandates; Whitmer Says They Will Continue Regardless

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 4, 2020: 

The majority opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court released on Friday said it best: “The sheer magnitude of the authority in dispute, as well as its concentration in a single individual [Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer], simply cannot be sustained within our constitutional system of separated powers.”

Her sheer audacity was expressed by the governor in response:

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Biden Staffers Nervous Over His Upcoming Presidential Debate Performance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 18, 2020:

After visiting with a number of Joe Biden’s campaign staffers, Amie Parnes, writing for The Hillquoted one of them: “The only way he [Biden] wins is if he stays on offense. The second it goes the other way, things could go sideways.”

The Democrat Party’s presidential candidate has been prepping for weeks ahead of the first presidential debate scheduled for September 29. The strategy is simple, but not easy: Biden must go on offense and stay on offense. He’ll do that by challenging the president repeatedly over his alleged failures to contain the COVID virus, resulting in the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans.

“It’s all on you [Mr. President],” said another staffer. “The state of the economy, high unemployment, kids out of school, a pandemic that has gone unchecked. All of it is on you.”

Another staffer told Parnes that Biden “has a tendency to wrap up very well but he’s one of those people who takes some time to get there. He’s just not a guy who performs well in those initial moments. I think that’s something that makes us all a little nervous.”

As a result, reported Parnes,

There is a palpable fear among some Democrats about whether Biden is up for the challenge, and whether being too aggressive could backfire.

 

They’ve cringed when Biden has given long-winded answers or trailed off without returning to his initial thought, and when he’s gone off message or said the wrong name or city.

A reputed former staffer intimately familiar with the situation inside the Biden campaign wrote anonymously on September 9 about his experience:

I worked as a low-level staffer for the Biden campaign’s HQ in Philly from July to the end of August. I am more of a Bernie guy, but I thought I should do whatever I could to defeat Trump, so I joined up. Eventually, I became so disgusted with what was going on, I had to leave.

He noted, “There are people whose job is to digitally de-age Biden for political ads. If you saw a recent speech for Joe and thought he looked like a mummy, then saw snippets of the same speech in an ad, you might have noticed he looked a lot better. That’s because they contracted VFX artists from California to de-age him. Normally I wouldn’t begrudge them this, as I’m sure all campaigns try to make their candidate look good.”

And then he made the main point:

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Is Joe Biden Suffering from “Sundowning”?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 17, 2020:

The Mayo Clinic defines “sundowning” as “a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night. Sundowning can cause a variety of behaviors, such as confusion, anxiety, aggression or ignoring directions … [it is] a group of symptoms that occur at a specific time of the day that may affect people with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.”

Is the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden suffering from “sundowning”? Andrea Widburg thinks so. Writing on Wednesday at the American Thinker she noted that “most of Biden’s appearances are early in the day. He may do this because he tires easily and, by afternoon, is running on empty.”

She added:

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Seattle Closes Park Ahead of Prayer Rally, Believers Worship Outside Anyway

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 9, 2020: 

Sean Feucht, head of the international Sean Feucht Ministries, planned to hold a prayer meeting at Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Labor Day, but the city issued a statement on September 4 saying that the park would be shut down on Labor Day due to COVID-19. Temporary fencing was set up to keep people out, with the city claiming that any Labor Day gatherings at the park could lead to “crowding that could impact the public health of residents.”

When Feucht learned of the shutdown, he posted the following to his Facebook page:

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Ginsburg Says She Can Still Do Supreme Court Job Despite Cancer Recurrence

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, July 18, 2020:  

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , age 87, is the oldest member of the high court. She also has had a long history of health issues, and she announced another one on Friday:

On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.

 

Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results….

 

My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.

And, in case anyone missed the point, she said she’d continue to work until she can’t:

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Trump’s Approval Rating over Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Jumps While Media’s Slumps

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, March 29, 2020: 

Of all the polls taken in the last couple of weeks over the President’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis the one that stands out is this from Gallup:

Americans are generally positive in their evaluations of how each of nine leaders and institutions has handled the response to the coronavirus situation.

 

Eight of the nine receive majority positive ratings….

 

Only the news media gets a more negative than positive review.

The survey started polling on March 13, the day President Trump declared a national emergency over the virus, and ran through Sunday, March 22. U.S. hospitals got the highest approval rating, at 88 percent. The president received a 60 percent approval rating while the news media scored a dismal 44 percent.

This was roughly in line with polling results from

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace to Moderate First Presidential Debate; No CNN Moderator for Any Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 2, 2020:

The Council on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Wednesday that Fox News’ Chris Wallace will be the sole moderator of the first presidential debate. It will be held on Tuesday night, September 29, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and running for 90 minutes.

The Council also named Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, and Kristen Walker of NBC News to moderate the other debates. For the first time since 2008, there will be no moderator from CNN.

Said the CPD co-chairs:

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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