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Romantic Republicans seeking a return to Cold War aggression are deluded – no-one values America’s tarnished values anymore

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Right-wing members of Congress have issued a report calling for the US to move to defend itself against a reimagined global threat. But it ignores the fact that, after George Floyd, America’s world standing is irreparably damaged.

A new document published by the Republican Study Committee (RSC), an adjunct of the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a self-described “leading influencer on the Right,” proposes a policy roadmap to reassert American global leadership by flexing US military and economic muscle in confronting a myriad of reimagined threats.

It offers a long list of possible actions against “America’s most aggressive global adversaries” such as China, Russia and Iran, including the “toughest sanctions ever proposed.”

Whether labeling China as “America’s top threat” or revalidating a previous observation made by former Secretary of Defense James Mattis of Russia being “the principal threat” to the US, this document, entitled Strengthening America & Countering Global Threats, paints a disturbing picture of a fortress America surrounded by a sea of enemies.
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Welcome to College, Now Wear Your Mask

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When students at two prominent Texas state government universities — the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M — return to the universities’ campuses in the fall semester, after being booted in the spring semester due to purported worries about coronavirus, they will find the experience much different than it has been in years past. To put it simply, new rules imposed in the name of countering coronavirus will make being a student at these universities suckier.

Take, for example, new mask mandates announced by the presidents of both universities this week.

Before addressing those announcements, keep in mind that over the last three months coronavirus has been shown to be much less dangerous than widely claimed in government and media communication when the coronavirus crackdown began earlier this year. Also keep in mind that it has become clear that coronavirus is especially unthreatening for most college students who are in younger age groups.

Given this information, the logical course would be for universities to reopen their campuses pretty much as they had been open before the government-and-media-fed coronavirus fear swept the country.
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Covid Hysteria and the Groomers of the Virus Patrol

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Dr. Fauci and the Scarf Lady are not the only Virus Patrol miscreants spreading the Covid Hysteria and thereby empowering the authorities to keep suffocating everyday economic life and personal liberty in America.

In fact, there is a whole camarilla of current and former health officials, purported disease experts, all-purpose talking heads and other Washington apparatchiks who continue to appear on mainstream media, peddling the hoary tale that coronavirus is some kind of horror flick monster: It purportedly just keeps springing from its Lockdown grave – whack-a-mole fashion – the instant officialdom relaxes its quarantine edicts.

Call these people the “groomers” of Big Pharma, and their job is to keep public fears on the boil so that the demand for high-priced treatments, cures and preventative vaccines becomes overwhelming. And given that the Covid is now rapidly succumbing to the exhaustion of its infection cycle and the summertime sun, their exact current mission is one of bridging the gap.

That is, finding and publicizing local outbreaks and “hot spots” during the months just ahead so that the Virus Patrol will remain in full control of policy and the narrative until the Covid makes its forecasted second wave rebound during next fall’s flu season.
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Writers and Academics Call For Removal Of Chicago Professor For Criticizing BLM and Defunding Police

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It seems that University of Chicago professors are much in the news this week. We recently discussed the controversy of posting by University of Chicago Professor Brian Leiter saying that military leaders should “depose” President Donald Trump and jail him. 

Now another Chicago professor is under fire. Notably, while no one called for Leiter to be fired for wistfully discussing a military coup, there is a chorus of writers and academics calling for the canning of Harald Uhlig, the senior editor of the prestigious the Journal of Political Economy. Uhlig is also the Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago

The reason is that Uhlig had the audacity to criticize Black Lives Matters and the movement to Defund The Police. Joining this effort is New York Times’ Paul Krugman, who is striking out at someone for giving his opposing view — an intolerant position that has now appears to be official policy at the New York Times. It is all part of the new order where writers call for censorship, academics call for removing academic freedoms, artists call for art removal, and politicians call for dismantling police.
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Coronavirus 'Second Wave' - Or Is CDC Lying Again?

The CDC is reporting - and the media are amplifying - that a "second wave" of coronavirus outbreak is here and that some 200,000 will be dead by October. They blame states for opening up "too soon" - but they haven't blamed the protesters and rioters for spreading the bug. What's behind all the hysteria? The CDC has botched every aspect of this outbreak should we believe them this time? Plus...anyone want to move to Seattle's new "cop free" zone? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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The Foreign Policy Blob’s Alarmist Response to Trump’s Partial Troop Withdrawal

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Given the reaction from advocates of Washington’s foreign policy status quo in Europe (and nearly everywhere else in the world), one might think that President Trump’s reported decision to order a modest drawdown of 9,500 US troops stationed in Germany was a crime akin to Gen. Benedict Arnold’s defection to the British during the American Revolution. 

NATO partisans portray the move as a betrayal of America’s democratic European allies, an impulsive, dangerous gesture, and a geostrategic gift to, wait for it…Vladimir Putin. Council on Foreign Relations scholar Philip Gordon summarizes the foreign policy establishment’s indictment succinctly. “President Donald J. Trump’s order to withdraw nearly ten thousand US troops from Germany betrays a close ally, undermines confidence in Washington, and makes Europe and the United States less safe.”

All of the arguments against the move are deeply flawed. First, it was not an impulsive move, reflecting Trump’s supposed pique at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to attend the forthcoming G-7 summit in the United States. US officials have complained for years about Berlin’s anemic defense spending and its free‐​riding on America’s security commitment. 
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Fauci's Back...With More Coronavirus Scare Stories!

Just when it seemed we might get a moment without Covid hysteria or riot hysteria, Dr. Fauci is back and telling us that this coronavirus is his "worst nightmare." But he assured attendees at a vaccine industry conference that there's a lot of profit to be made when the vaccine comes out. Plus in today's Liberty Report: A "Texas spike" or just hype? WHO's new mask guidelines are a farce. And...you might be a psychopath! Today on the Liberty Report...
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UCLA Professor Suspended and Under Police Protection After Refusing To Exempt Black Students From Final Exam

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Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business has taught at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for almost 40 years. He is now suspended and under police protection in his home. The reason? Klein refused to exempt black students from his final exam and sent a pointed rebuttal to students asking for the “no harm” exam.
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Shutdown Hoax? W.H.O. Now Says No Threat From Asymptomatic Carriers!

The shutdown and forced house arrest of the US was predicated on the assumption that the coronavirus could be spread from those without symptoms to others. The World Health Organization now says the research does not support such a thesis. Meanwhile the US economy is ruined and millions are suffering from depression and worse. Also in today's program: Pelosi's virtue signalling backfires, Minneapolis city council member explains why cops are a sign of "privilege," and are the police really racist? Watch today's Liberty Report...
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