From right: NYC vs. Texas Towns
If McAllen, Texas, (pop. 143,000) is supposed to handle its migrant influx of 1,000 a day, asks Rick Moran of PJ Media, why can’t New York? “The problem isn’t that New York and DC are ‘overwhelmed’ with illegals. The problem is, they want to look like they’re overwhelmed in order to get the feds to stop Texas from sending more buses to them. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Eric Adams of New York “want to show how welcoming their cities are to illegal immigrants. Now they are bearing the real consequences of their policies. Instead of whining about how “inhuman” [Texas Gov. Greg] Abbott’s bus program is that they may want to take the issue to Joe Biden’s office instead.
Libertarian: The CDC’s Pain Problem
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 “issued guidelines that discouraged physicians from prescribing opioids for pain and encouraged lawmakers to restrict the medical use of these drugs,” assuming that “overprescribing was responsible for the ‘increase in drug-related deaths,’ notes Reason’s Jacob Sullum. . But a new study from Frontiers in Pain Research “finds no correlation between opioid prescriptions and drug-related deaths.” Indeed, there have been a record number of opioid-related deaths, “primarily involving illicit fentanyl”, despite “the steep decline” in prescribing. The “consequences for patients” include “undertreatment, reckless ‘reduction’ of painkillers and outright denial of care”. But the CDC is still pushing its false narrative.
Curator: radical programming for children
“A network of professional activists” has “smuggled academic gender theory into more than 4,000 schools under the guise of gender and sexuality clubs, or GSAs,” reports Christopher F. Rufo of the City Journal. The GSA National Network “is a professionally staffed nonprofit with a multi-million dollar annual budget” that “is driven by a pure left-wing radicalism that extends well beyond sexuality’ because it ‘calls for ‘the abolition of the police’, ‘the abolition of borders and ICE,’ . . . the end of “global white supremacy” and the overthrow of “heterosexual cisgender patriarchy”. “Cult-like programming techniques” tell children to place themselves on a scale of power “along the axes of race, sex, gender, and national origin,” then tell “privileged” children that they must . . . ‘use your privilege (and your physical and monetary resources) to support trans, queer, non-binary/gender non-conforming, black, Indigenous people of color, issues, businesses and projects.’ And: “All of this activity, the group believes is best kept a secret from the parents.
Bureau of Terror: Rushdie Attack Shows Iran Threat
“The odds are exceptionally high,” says David Harsanyi of the Federalist, that novelist Salman Rushdie’s stabbing “was the work of a jihadist.” Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 fatwa on Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ was ‘the first time in post-war history’ that ‘terrorism was aimed at suppressing free speech in the liberal Western world ” – “not only to punish Rushdie for blasphemy, but to intimidate others from daring to engage. And “it worked”. So “we must not forget, even as the Biden administration tries to reach another agreement amicable” with Iran, “that it is the work of the theocratic terrorist state of Iran” – “the fatwa is still valid today”. In fact, “in 2016, Iran carried it nearly $4 million.”
Monitoring on campus: “anti-racism” as a job requirement
“Ideological litmus tests are becoming the norm” in academia, laments John Sailer of UnHerd. “Many universities require faculty applicants to submit ‘diversity statements'” and “similar requirements increasingly apply to serving faculty” as statements of diversity, equity and diversity inclusion “become standard parts of the promotion and tenure process”. Indeed, “’anti-racism’ has become closer to a formal condition” of employment. At UC Berkeley, applicants score low on diversity statements for stating “the intention to ignore the diverse backgrounds of their students and ‘treat everyone the same.'” Such requirements “deter professors from expressing” their political views and may be illegal but nevertheless “continue to be adopted”. Scholars may soon ‘expect a choice: to demonstrate a commitment to the ‘successor ideology‘ or start looking for another job.
– Compiled by the Editorial Board of The Post
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