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

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The Media Soils Itself Over Its Coverage of Trump’s Handling of the Coronavirus

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, March 30, 2020: 

When members of the public were given the opportunity to express their disgust over the media’s coverage of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, they took it. Gallup reported their results: of the nine leaders and institutions involved in the virus’s mitigation efforts, eight of them were scored positively. In ninth place, the only institution rated negatively, was the mainstream media.

The survey started polling on March 13, the day President Trump declared a national emergency over the virus, and ran it 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 just 44 percent.

This was roughly in line with polling results from ABC News and CBS News (at 53 percent approval of the president’s handling of the crisis) and Monmouth University’s (at 50 percent). Monmouth’s poll tagged the media as well, reporting that its survey revealed 43 percent of those polled said the media was doing a poor job of reporting on the crisis.

It must have taken the skin off CNN‘s Grace Sparks and Jennifer Agiesta to have to report that its “Poll of polls” – an aggregate of the last five polls on the president’s overall job performance – indicated that “President Donald Trump’s approval now averages higher than his approval rating has been at any point in CNN‘s polling during his presidency.” And the public’s approval rating of how the president has handled the crisis jumped 11 percentage points in just the last three weeks, from 41 percent earlier this month to 52 percent, according to the two CNN journalists.

The polling reflects the viewership of his daily press conferences. According to Nielsen Ratings, 12.2 million people watched the president’s briefing on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC last Monday, “up there with Monday Night Football” exuded Liberty Nation‘s James Fite. And that doesn’t count those watching on CBSNBC, or online streaming sites.

This is causing considerable angst among members of the mainstream media who were hoping that the coronavirus would at long last bring down the Trump presidency. With his increasing approval numbers, the media is now urging that those press conferences be tape-delayed and not covered live so that they can line up their responses in advance.

Their excuse? Trump lies, exaggerates, misleads, and deliberately misinforms the public during those pressers. Tweeted Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post‘s media columnist: “The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump’s dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings…. He’s just using them as a substitute for his rallies. Put him on tape-delay so journalists [like me] can counter his rush of misinformation.” Rachel Maddow of MSNBC echoed Sullivan: “If it were up to me, I would stop putting those briefings on live TV. Not out of spite but because it’s misinformation.” Then she snipped: “If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape.”

Those watching Trump’s press conferences know that they are professional and informative, with experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the president’s response coordinator for the Coronavirus Task Force, bringing relevant, vital, and timely advice and commentary on the virus, its trajectories, and mitigation efforts being done across the country.

Not only are those watching hungry for information, they are also approving of the president’s leadership style under pressure. As his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump (wife of Trump’s son Eric), expressed it: “Unprecedented times call for a strong leader. My father-in-law, President Trump, is showing what leadership looks like in time of crisis.”

The media, on the other hand, have so soiled their reputation over their coverage that they are coming in last in the public’s view.

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GallupCoronavirus Response: Hospitals Rated Best, News Media Worst

LibertyNation.comTrump’s Approval Soars As Media Seeks Blackout

Fox NewsLara Trump: Trump’s handling of coronavirus crisis shows America what real leadership looks like

DailyWire.comGallup Finds Biggest Loser In COVID-19 Response Is The Media

TownHall.comYes, Of Course the Networks Should Keep Airing the White House’s Daily Coronavirus Briefings

CNNCNN Poll of Polls: Trump’s approval up amid coronavirus concerns

Newser.comTrump Has a First in Poll

Fox News60 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of coronavirus: Gallup poll

Western JournalLiberal Media Wants To Pull Trump Briefings from Air After Bashing Him for Not Holding Them

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Biden Now Claims He Was an Ivy League Professor

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, March 26, 2020: 

During an online campaign event on Wednesday, Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden took questions from members of the audience. To ingratiate himself with the students present, he said, “When I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. And I’ve spent a lot of time … on campus with college students.”

The facts are different. He left the Senate in 2009. It wasn’t until 2017 that the university granted him the honorary title of Benjamin Franklin presidential practice professor. He was never expected to teach. And he never did. On occasion he would appear on campus at a rally or a ticketed event.

This is the most recent example of the lies that Biden has used repeatedly to build his self-importance, self-image, and credibility among people who don’t know better.

Examples abound:

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Former DNC Chair: Biden Set to Nail Down Democrat Party Nomination

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, March 15, 2020: 

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Ed Rendell told host John Catsimatidis on his AM-970 radio show “The Cats Roundtable” on Sunday, “It looks like the nomination will be virtually clinched after next Tuesday.” He added that it would take a miracle for Bernie Sanders to overcome Biden’s present lead in delegates, even if he stays in the race until the bitter end.

Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, then offered his thoughts on whom Biden might pick for his running mate, suggesting that he would likely pick a woman because they will cast “56 to 57 percent of the vote” for president in November.

He named his choice: “My personal favorite would be Amy Klobuchar … a moderate, left-of-center candidate. I think she showed a good sense of humor during the primaries. She showed some real strength … the ability to stand up under fire. And she’s from the Midwest [she is the senior senator from Minnesota]. We need somebody from the middle of the country because that’s where this election’s going to be decided.”

Damon Linker, writing for The Week magazine, agrees. Klobuchar “would bolster Biden’s moderate bona fides, [she would] project competence [and] help to ensure that her home state continues to vote blue.”

Last fall, Biden opened the door wider, to include former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates (“the former assistant attorney general who got fired” by Trump), Stacy Abrams (“the woman who should have been governor of Georgia”), and “the two senators from the state of New Hampshire”: Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

Ed Kilgore of New York magazine likes Abrams as well. She would “enhance Biden’s strength among African-Americans, which is critical to his campaign.… She’d also likely put her home state of Georgia in play with its 16 electoral votes.”

If Biden waits until after he has the nomination sewn up the speculation will continue, likely expanding further to include California Senator Kamala Harris and even Michelle Obama.

But one woman who has been waiting in the wings, lusting for another chance at Trump, isn’t part of the conversation: Hillary Rodham Clinton. As The New American pointed out last November, Clinton sounds like someone all suited up, waiting on the bench for the coach to call her into the game to replace an injured starter:

I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways.

 

And I want to retire him.

She and her daughter, Chelsea, spent the fall touring the country touting their latest book, The Book of Gutsy Women, with the implication that she would be, or should be (but wasn’t) included as one of them.

And now, the most remarkable coincidence of all is the release of Hillary, a four-part documentary available on Hulu as of March 6. In an interview with the Television Critics Association about the documentary, Hillary removed all doubt about her willingness to go in for the injured Biden:

I want people to take their vote really, really seriously, because Lord knows what will happen if we don’t retire the current incumbent and his henchmen, as Nancy Pelosi so well describes them….

 

I am on the side of an inclusive, generous, open-hearted country that faces up to the future [to] make difficult choices. We’re in a real struggle with a form of politics that is incredibly negative, exclusive, mean-spirited and it’s going to be up to every voter, not only people who vote in Democratic primaries, to recognize this is no ordinary time.

Joel Gilbert, writing in the American Thinker, asked rhetorically: “Whom will Joe Biden endorse, by design, on the eve of the Democrat Party Convention when he announces that, on the advice of his wife and doctors, he will not pursue the Democrat Party nomination?… After having watched Joe Biden’s further descent into senility and confusion between March and July, who will relieved Democrats, women especially, embrace as their tried and true candidate?”

“Answer: Hillary.”

Wisconsin District Judge Attacks Supreme Court’s Restoration of Originalism

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, March 12, 2020: 

Most of the criticism leveled against U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Lynn S. Adelman’s article — “The Roberts Court’s Assault on Democracy” — focused on the judge’s support of positions that Socialist Bernie Sanders would embrace: free health insurance for everyone, voting rights for everyone including illegals, prohibiting corporations from supporting political positions financially, taking political redistricting away from local jurisdictions, and so forth.

But a closer look at his 35-page article to be published shortly by the Harvard Law & Policy Review reveals a basic misunderstanding of the political structure that the Founders attempted to create through the U.S. Constitution.

Adelman (no relation to this writer) opens with a bald attack on the character of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts:

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The New York Times Thinks Biden’s Mental Condition Needs “Intensive Care”

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, March 9, 2020: 

Please note: this writer agrees with something a member of the New York Times’ editorial board wrote! Michelle Cottle posted her opinion about Joe Biden’s mental health on Friday, with which this writer is in complete agreement: Uncle Joe has lost it and needs some serious work.

She opined:

Mr. Biden has suddenly gone from being gently ignored – like the dotty uncle who’s forever talking nonsense at family get-togethers – to being touted as the man to beat….

 

No matter how super Mr. Biden’s Super Tuesday, it did not magically erase all the factors that kept his campaign becalmed for so long. Joe is still Joe, with all his charms and foibles. And even as his team prepares for external threats, they also recognize that a key part of their job going forward is to protect the candidate from himself….

 

[Biden suffers from] verbal incontinence. Mr. Biden likes to talk, a lot. And he tends to wander off on tangents, switch directions and erupt in non sequiturs.

 

Every time he speaks, Democrats hold their breath.

And well they should. The president has put together a “greatest hits” compilation of Biden’s gaffes from the past, adding “WOW! Sleepy Joe doesn’t know where he is, or what he’s doing. Honestly, I don’t think he even knows what office he’s running for!”

Trump was referring specifically to a gaffe Biden made last month when he asked voters in South Carolina to consider him for the United States Senate.

A few days later he introduced a Senate candidate as the “next president.” He also claimed

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Biden’s Mental Acuity Raising Questions About the Democrat Frontrunner

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, March 9, 2020: 

Now that the polling analysis website FiveThirtyEight has all but called the contest over, with Joe Biden’s chances of winning his party’s nomination for president at nine out of 10 on the first ballot in July, Democrats are now focusing on the mental health of their likely candidate to face the president in the general election.

Justin Horwitz, a Democrat strategist, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday that there is an increasing consensus among top Democrats that “Uncle Joe” is in steep mental “decline.”

He told Tucker, “People in the Democratic establishment say, ‘Oh, don’t say that.’ They really believe they can shield Joe Biden from public scrutiny.… The reality is, they can’t.… We all see what’s going on here and it’s going to be a disaster if we nominate Joe Biden.”

Afterwards Horwitz tweeted:

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Bloomberg Drops Out, Leaving Biden and Sanders Vying for Democrat Party’s Nomination

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, March 4, 2020: 

After dropping an estimated $700 million into his campaign, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called it a day on Wednesday morning: “I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”

Bloomberg expanded, “I’ve known Joe for a very long time. I know his decency, his honesty, and his commitment to the issues that are so important to our country — including gun safety, health care, climate change, and good jobs.”

Biden’s campaign came back from the dead

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Biden’s Win in South Carolina Exceeds Expectations Ahead of Super Tuesday Contest

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, March 2, 2020:

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina on Saturday — called “thundering” by the AP, “decisive” by the New York Times and a “runaway victory” by the Wall Street Journal — accomplished many things, including breathing new life into his stumbling, bumbling run for the roses in Milwaukee in July.

His 30-point lead over distant second-place finisher Bernie Sanders ended the campaigns of Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg, while putting Amy Klobuchar’s campaign on the ropes. Biden won every county, obtaining nearly 50 percent of the total votes cast, compared to just 20 percent captured by Sanders. Biden enjoyed support from nearly two of every three black voters who make up almost 60 percent of the state’s Democrat voters. Elizabeth Warren came in at just seven percent, Klobuchar at three percent, and Tulsi Gabbard at one percent.

More importantly

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Trump Renominates “Bulldog” as DNI

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, March 2, 2020: 

John Ratcliffe, a Republican House member representing the 4th District of Texas, wasn’t quite ready for prime time last summer when President Trump nominated him as Director of National Intelligence. When he learned of the gauntlet he would face by Senate Democrats (and some Republicans), he quickly backed off.

Trump’s initial tweet in July 2019 was enthusiastic:

I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves.

But when the media began looking into his background, resistance began to build. Ratcliffe was accused of padding his resume, not having any experience in intelligence matters, and, worst of all, backing Trump 100 percent. When it was revealed that the law that created the DNI following 9/11 included this proviso – that it was “desirable” that he be an active-duty commissioned officer in the armed forces (he wasn’t), or have training or experience in military intelligence activities (he didn’t) – anti-Trump politicians and the media saw their chance to hand the president a high-profile defeat.

Trump backed off and gave Ratcliffe a gracious exit. Said Trump: “I could see that the press was treating him, I thought, very unfairly. I asked him, ‘Do you want to go through this for two or three months, or would you want me to maybe do something else?'” Ratcliffe agreed and Trump tweeted:

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Trump Renominates John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, March 2, 2020: 

On Friday, President Trump decided to renominate Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) for the office of director of national intelligence, tweeting:

I am pleased to announce the nomination of Congressman John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Would have completed the process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after the IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!

The president agreed to withdraw his nomination of Ratcliffe last summer partly because of charges levied against Ratcliffe at the time, including that he embellished his legal resume and that he lacked sufficient experience to take on the top intelligence job in the federal government.

The potential firestorm gave the president a way to allow Ratcliffe to decline gracefully. President Trump said at the time, “I could see that the press was treating him, I thought, very unfairly. I asked him, ‘Do you want to go through this for two or three months, or would you want me to maybe do something else?’” Ratcliffe agreed to decline, and Trump tweeted:

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Democrat Superdelegates: Brokered Convention Better Than Bernie

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, February 28, 2020: 

After interviewing 93 of the 771 superdelegates waiting in the wings to vote on the second ballot at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in July, the New York Times reported that only nine of them support democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders for the party’s nomination to face Donald Trump in the general election.

Not only does the vast majority not support Sanders, they are willing to risk alienating his supporters by naming someone else — almost anyone else — to challenge the president. That would be the second time in four years that Sanders’ supporters will claim that they have been ripped off. The superdelegates are, according to the Times, “willing to risk intraparty damage [in order] to stop his nomination at the convention.” The paper also “found overwhelming opposition [among them] to handing the Vermont senator the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of the [required] majority” to capture the nomination on the first ballot.

One of those superdelegates interviewed, Jay Jacobs, the New York State Democratic Party chairman, said

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If Trump Loses in November, Blame Google and Facebook?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 26, 2020: 

Professor Robert Epstein warned in the Epoch Times on Monday that Google and Facebook have perfected algorithms that could limit the Trump presidency to a single term come November.

Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, knows whereof he speaks and writes. He is the former editor of Psychology Today and has authored over a dozen books and more than 300 articles on the influence of the Internet on peoples’ thinking. He wrote, “Google-and-the-Gang are now controlling a wide variety of subliminal methods of persuasion that can, in minutes, shift the voting preferences of 20 percent or more of undecided voters without anyone having the slightest idea they’ve been manipulated.”

One can have millions of dollars to fund political campaigns and still lose the election, wrote Epstein: “All that matters now is who has the power to decide what content people will see — or not see (censorship) — and what order that content is presented in.” He added, “That power is almost entirely in the hands of the arrogant executives at two U.S. companies. Their algorithms decide which content gets suppressed, the order in which content is shown, and which content goes viral.”

And that power is astonishing in its breadth and depth, says Epstein:

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The True National Debt of the United States Is a Quarter of a Quadrillion Dollars

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, February 26, 2020:

Patrick Henry was right: the first step towards solving a problem is learning just how large that problem really is: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to prepare for it.”

But even Patrick Henry might not be prepared to learn the real size of the “fiscal gap” – the difference between promises and projected taxes – facing the United States government and its citizens.

The first thing would be for him to learn a new word: quadrillion. In mathematics, it’s 10 to the 15th power. In dollars, it’s unimaginable.

When Epoch Times‘ Mark Tapscott checked the U.S. Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website on Monday, he reported that the U.S. national debt just ticked over to

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A Fellow Biker Reports on his Bicycle trip to Bernie’s Wonderland

A fellow biker had a successful bike trip to Cuba: he came back! Here is his first-person account of Bernie’s socialist paradise:

As a 77 yr. old guy who has gone to Europe, Canada, Mexico and now Cuba for bicycle road trips,  I thought you might enjoy reading my report of my bike trip to Cuba.

On February 1st I flew to Atlanta, met some friends and we flew to Cancun, Mexico.  We spent 4 days there, mostly touring the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza and getting ready for the next part of the adventure.  Seven more people flew in and we all boarded a Mexican airline, Interjet, and flew to Havana for a week of bicycle riding in Cuba.

Cuba, where nothing works, including the people.  Unemployment is 48% and of those who do work, 8 out of every 10 work for the government.  Before heading to the western part of the island, we spent a night in Havana at the Riviera Classic, the finest hotel at one time.  20 stories with 3 elevators, but only one worked.  Contrary to what I found in the rest of the country, my shower only had hot water.  Turn the knobs all you want, but you only got hot, scalding water.

The stories about the old cars is quite true, but

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Sanders Win in Nevada Causing Democrats To Panic Heading into Super Tuesday

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, February 24, 2020: 

Following “Democratic Socialist” Bernie Sanders’ runaway victory in Nevada on Saturday, Democrats are fearing the worst: He might actually win the Party’s nomination in July even though he isn’t officially a member of the Democratic Party.

Although the Vermont senator is likely to lose to Joe Biden this coming Saturday in South Carolina, the margin is predicted to be narrow. All he needs is to win most of the delegates up for grabs on the following Super Tuesday, and pundits are saying he’ll have it all but locked up.

The liberal Atlantic magazine wrung its hands over the prospect: “With Senator Bernie Sanders’ massive win in Nevada, he’s taken the lead in delegates and may never lose it. Efforts to top him so far have been ineffectual.” Left-wing Mother Jones complained, “While Sanders’ opponents may agree that he won’t make the best nominee, none can agree on how to actually stop him.”

When House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) was asked if a Sanders candidacy would hurt downline Democrats in November, he responded, “I do believe it will be an extra burden for us to have to carry,” adding,

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In 1992 James Carville told Bill Clinton, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” It still is.

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, February 24, 2020: 

James Carville posted the following sign on the wall of Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters when he was vying to oust George H. W. Bush from the Oval Office in 1992: “Change vs. more of the same”; “Don’t forget health care”; and the one that still resonates today, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Two polls released late last week prove the point.

On Thursday, Gallup released the results of its latest polls showing that the president’s approval rating jumped five percentage points since early January. This was driven not only by higher approval by Republicans, but, more importantly, by independents who gave him their highest approval rate since Gallup has been asking them.

These results go along with Gallup’s noting that the level of national satisfaction is the highest the pollster has seen since February 2005, 15 years ago. More than three out of five of those polled not only rate current economic conditions as either good or excellent, but that they expect the economy to continue to get even better.

The pollster also noted an increase in the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as Republicans, while the percentage of those calling themselves independents declined.

This is, according to Gallup, translating into greatly improved chances that the president will be reelected in November:

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President’s Report Shows U.S. Economy Continues To Exceed Expectations

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, February 21, 2020: 

The Economic Report of the President, released on Thursday, touts the remarkable performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration. The good news is that the good news is likely to continue well on into the future.

Said the president, “Over the past three years my administration has championed policies to restore the United States’ economic strength, propelling growth to levels far exceeding preelection expectations.”

Those expectations were prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just before the president was inaugurated, and the performance of the U.S. economy since then has beaten those projections every year since. For instance, the economy added more jobs last year than the CBO estimated would be created during the President’s entire first three years in office.

Nearly seven million jobs have been created nationwide, including 500,000 in the manufacturing sector. The unemployment rate reached its lowest rate in 50 years in 2019, and remains near that record low. Nearly 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty, while wages for the bottom 10 percent of earners are rising faster than for the top 10 percent. The net worth of the bottom half of U.S. households has increased by almost 50 percent in just the last three years. And the energy revolution is saving the average American family $2,500 a year in energy and transportation costs.

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), deregulation and the reduction in energy costs, the U.S. economy is now in its 11th year of expansion. The stock market continues to hit record highs while the number of IRA and 401(k) millionaires has hit all-time highs.

If the president’s report is right,

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One Down, One to Go: Bloomberg’s Strategy Remains in Place

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, February 21, 2020: 

Mary Anne Marsh, one of the more insightful of Fox News‘ political commentators, got it wrong about the outcome of Wednesday night’s Democratic debate. She wrote “There was one winner [Elizabeth Warren] and five losers at the end of the debate: Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and [Michael] Bloomberg, who turned out to be the biggest loser of all.”

Somehow Marsh has missed what Bloomberg is up to.

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Despite Attacks at Wednesday’s Debate, Bloomberg’s Strategy Remains in Place

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, February 20, 2020: 

Despite being targeted by his Democrat opponents during Wednesday night’s so-called debate, Mike Bloomberg’s strategy remains in place: to fracture the race so that no one wins on the first ballot at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in July.

Bloomberg seized on the first question from an NBC moderator by telling the audience that Bernie Sanders (Bloomberg’s next target now that Biden is fading in the stretch) would lose to the president because of his healthcare proposal that would replace private coverage with government-run socialized healthcare: “I don’t think there’s any chance of the senator [from Vermont] beating President Trump. If he [Sanders] is the candidate, we will have Donald Trump for another four years, and we can’t stand that.”

He broadened his attack on his opponents near the end of the debate:

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One More Reason to Reelect Trump: Federal Judge Dolly Gee

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, February 19, 2020:

Judge Dolly Gee’s denial of relief from California’s anti-freedom, anti-gig economy SB 5 law illustrates perfectly the need for President Trump to be reelected in November. With any luck at all, he’ll have the opportunity in his second term to replace with her with a clear thinking constitutionalist instead.

Gee, who holds two degrees including a JD from UCLA’s School of Law, denied relief last week to Uber and Postmates drivers from California’s onerous and likely unconstitutional law called AB 5.

The bill was supported by unions and the state of California for obvious reasons. The unions hated the competition, and the state needed the tax revenues that would be generated by turning freelancers into employees.

Proponents said gig workers would benefit from minimum wage laws imposed on employers; they would now have sick leave coverage and unemployment insurance; along with other benefits. And the state would gain an estimated $8 billion from payroll taxes that gig operators like Uber and Postmates and their independent contractors would be forced to pay.

Opponents pointed out the obvious: most gig workers don’t want to be employees. Most like the freedom associated with the gig economy, such as setting their own hours. And customers and consumers enjoy the better service and lower costs associated with services like Uber and Postmates when compared to taxi drivers and FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service. They predicted that once the law became effective on January 1, many of those freelancers would be out of work.

It’s already happening.

As Michael Tennant pointed out in The New American, Vox Media (which interestingly supported AB 5) has canceled its contracts with about 200 freelance writers and replaced them with just 20 new part-time and full-time employees.

Thomas Cushman, a commercial fisherman, has seen the law force his business to stop paying his crew:

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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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