Scandal: Is Hillary linked to Russiagate?
The indictments and new court filings “indicate Special Counsel John Durham is investigating Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for providing false reports to the FBI” to portray Donald Trump & Co. as Kremlin agents, reports Paul Sperry of RealClear Investigations. ‘Clinton’s role’ in Russian hoax ‘remains elusive’: ‘What did she know and when did she know it?’ Documents, video footage and comments from key officials now suggest possible links between an operation to damage Trump and senior members of the Clinton team, including Clinton herself. “Isn’t it believable to assume that Hillary herself didn’t know about it,” asks a former FBI agent. With each new indictment, Sperry warns, Clinton is getting closer to “the center” of the scandal.
From left: The follies of pandemic censors
TK News’ Matt Taibbi launches yet another attack on Substack, for letting “vaccine skeptics” writers make big money. Substack, meanwhile, hosts “tens of thousands of writers” (including Taibbi), a diversity “like the internet as a whole.” Indeed, “the real crime of the company is that it refuses to submit to pressure campaigns and weed out misguided thinkers”. And: “The most dangerous misinformation is always, without exception, official.” During COVID, “the FDA, CDC, NIH, as well as the White House (both under Biden and Trump) have all been lying, or wrong, or inconsistent on a dramatic range of issues” from masks to closures of schools. And this “two-year clownish spectacle of lies and shifting stances by officials and the media has created a wave of distrust that poses a far greater threat to public health than a handful of Substack writers.” Additionally, “If you eliminate criticism, people will immediately default to higher levels of suspicion.”
Libertarian: Schools are failing with $30,000 a year per child
“When I hear the sentence underfunding of schools, my head is exploding”, indignant Nick Gillespie of Reason: It is “a manifestly false idea that schools lack resources”. Case in point: “In New York City, where I live, real revenue per student increased 68% between 2002 and 2019. Public schools in the Empire State now pay over $30,000 per child.” Yet these “public schools are still as terrible as the Mets, Jets and Giants, with only one-third or fewer of students up to grade level in eighth-grade reading and math.” The fact is, “$30,000 a year belies the argument made by unions and progressives that more money will fix schools.”
Court Blow: Biden’s SCOTUS Pledge Against Reagan
“With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Joe Biden was immediately challenged by Democrats to keep his promise to consider only black women for his first vacancy on the Court,” observes Fox News’ Jonathan Turley. “When he made that promise, some of us raised concerns that he was adopting a racial and gender qualification threshold for the Court.” But liberal commentators “now insist that Biden did exactly what Reagan did in 1980 when he pledged to appoint a woman to the court.” But Reagan “never made a commitment to consider only women and in fact considered non-female applicants.” Biden “categorically excludes non-female, non-black candidates.”
Pandemic Diary: Joe’s Oblivious Omicron Rx
“Scolding the unvaccinated left” has left President Biden “unprepared for Omicron,” David Gortler accuses Newsweek. The prez “adopted a strategy of scaring Americans into getting vaccinated and doing booster shots” and “grossly overestimated the ability of COVID vaccines to prevent nearly everyone from getting the virus.” But the number of cases shows that “vaccines and boosters have done little or nothing to slow the spread of Omicron”. Even Biden’s own agencies note that vaxxers and non-vaxxers can spread the variant. “Despite these findings, the President continued to scold and belittle Americans who chose not to take a vaccine or booster” rather than issue “evidence-based public health recommendations” that may have actually helped. to control the spread.
– Compiled by the Editorial Board of The Post