In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 58% said they want the president to focus on the economy, especially with gas prices expected to spike in the fall and more people believing the country is in a recession.
Asked if they agree or disagree with the statement “Joe Biden should quit blaming ‘MAGA Republicans’ and get to working on the economy he ruined,” 58% of likely voters agreed, and 38% disagreed.
The results were split politically.
Voters were also split on a similar question about if “MAGA Republicans” were a threat to democracy, the topic of Biden’s recent address in Philadelphia.
Said Rasmussen: “In his Sept. 1 speech, Biden said: ‘Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.’ The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of likely U.S. voters agree with that quote, including 36% who strongly agree. Forty-seven percent (47%) disagree with Biden’s slam on ‘MAGA Republicans,’ including 39% who strongly disagree.”
The pollster added, “80% of Democrats agree with Biden’s quote about the threat of MAGA ‘extremism,’ while 76% of Republicans disagree. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 40% agree with Biden and 53% disagree.”
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation this week that would ban abortions nationally after 15 weeks of pregnancy, angering Republican voters who see the move as a virtue signal that could help Democrats in the midterms.
“We’re gonna have an election in 2022. The inflation report today was, in my view, bad news for the American consumer,” Graham declared. “Inflation’s not getting better anytime soon. In fact it’s going to get worse. Crime is on the rise. We have a broken border. But having said all that, the abortion issue in America has always been part of our political discourse. It will continue to be.”
The abysmal approval ratings of the Joe Biden administration have led many GOP voters to believe that the Democrats could lose the House and Senate in 2022.
However, the reaction from Democrat and independent voters to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade earlier this year has shown that abortion could be a galvanizing issue against Republicans, as polling data shows banning abortion is not a high priority for most Americans.
Additionally, many states have already implemented state abortion bans following the SCOTUS ruling, leading many voters to wonder why Graham is not choosing to focus on the numerous failures of the Biden regime.
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“Let me just say, as a Southern Baptist I grew up reading the Bible,” the “Morning Joe” anchor began.
“Wow,” co-host Mika Brzezinski exclaimed.
“Maybe a backslidden Baptist but I still know the Bible,” Scarborough continued. “Jesus never once talked about abortion. Never once, and it was happening back in ancient times. It was happening during his time. Never once mentioned it, and for people perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ down to one issue, it’s heresy.”
For anyone angered by his comments, Scarborough encouraged them to read the Bible for themselves.
Delano Squires, a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, said, “Jesus never used the words ‘child porn’ either, [Joe].”
He added, “Do you think that means Christians should be silent on the issue as well? This is a reminder that you shouldn’t take theological instruction from backslidden Baptists. The God of Psalm 139:13-16 isn’t into killing babies.”
The Federalist editor-in-chief, Mollie Hemingway, called Scarborough’s segment a “bizarre rant,” adding, “I know his moral decline is not news — not by a long shot — but very sad to see someone say something this blasphemous.”
Most of you know today as Labor Day. What exactly is Labor Day? Sounds like a day to celebrate work, but it isn’t. Maybe it’s a day where we celebrate the ability for women to give birth? Nope, not that either.
Labor Day isn’t just a day off with pay. And it’s not BBQ at the beach or a celebration of the end of summer.
Actually, it’s a day for us to celebrate workers. But who really loves to work? Wouldn’t most people love to have enough money not to have to work? So, why do we celebrate the American worker?
Originally, Labor Day was an olive branch extended by President Grover Cleveland after he sent American troops in to stop the railroad workers strike and 12 workers were killed in the process. He gave them a day off (with pay?) to let things settle down. Cleveland’s olive branch withered and the celebration died away.
I appreciate the sacrifices that the American worker has made over the years to feed their families, buy homes and cars, provide their children’s education, and make a good life. But isn’t that what the American Dream is all about?
In the early days of America we had many shameful moments. Workers were taken advantage of. Working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, being replaced permanently if they were out sick a day or two, and even plant workers being beaten for not working hard enough. Barbaric!
But that was then. America has come a long way. I’ll even give the unions credit for helping to make working conditions fair and give workers some protections. But somewhere along the way, like with any big corporation that disconnects from its people, they went bad. Yes, bad.
Workers’ salaries shouldn’t be based on what the company makes, it should be based on a fair days wage for a good days work. In most cases, the worker doesn’t lose his investments, 20 years of sweat, his home and cars if the company goes out of business. Business entrepreneurs very often do! Workers can usually get a job in the same industry. There is no real risk being an employee.
The owner of the company usually puts up his house, his name, his reputation, and all his assets to borrow money to start the company up and running. It’s the entrepreneur that comes up with the idea, figures out how to produce it, figures out how to bring it to market, and figures out how to make a profit on it so he can hire the laborer. Then the laborer can show up, do his job, feed his family, afford a house, and so on. Once in a while, one of those workers rises up, figures out how to do it better, starts their own company, and becomes an entrepreneur. That’s the real American dream… freedom to make money to live comfortably after hard work and ingenuity! Sadly, that’s also what the unions seem to hate the most, entrepreneurs.
It’s unclear who the brainchild behind Labor Day was. Many credit Labor Day to Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday. Either way, it was union officials making a big deal out of union workers.
What about all the other American workers? Maybe we could rename it to “American Dream Day” and celebrate the fact that we have the freedom choose our profession and where we work. We can choose to start our own business, to own a house and a car, to get a good education, and to move freely about the country. Yes, we can simply work for someone and enjoy the American Dream.
Let’s celebrate the American worker and the American entrepreneur, not just union workers.
Anyone can make it in this country… anyone! No excuses. You make it or you fail because of your ability, your tenacity, and how bad you want it and are willing to work for it.
More people working, Not enough people to fill jobs. Maybe this proves you can make it in America, The Dream is STILL alive!
I don’t celebrate the union worker, I celebrate all Americans who work hard to obtain the American Dream and “make it big” and those who work hard to enjoy the freedoms they have here. Happy American Dream Day!
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An independent baseball team in Colorado has canceled its Family Night just hours before the first pitch, shutting out pro-life organizations that were sponsoring the event.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes were slated to host Family Night during their game on Friday, but due to objections to two organizations partnering on the event, the team canceled.
Save the Storks, one of the sponsors, said in a Facebook post that UCHealth, the health system company behind the Vibes’ stadium’s name, “was behind this shut down.”
However, the Vibes themselves said in a statement to Fox News that it was solely their decision to cancel.
“While we value all our sponsors and ticket holders, they do not make decisions regarding the nature of our post-game entertainment, or groups that come out to our stadium to raise awareness for their causes. The Vibes made this decision after seeing the proposed assets from the partner in question because they felt that the partner would hinder the team’s mission in providing fun and affordable family entertainment. Any statement placing blame on any outside party for cancelation of tonight’s events is inaccurate. The Vibes made this decision internally and stand by their choice.”
In a phone call with Fox News Digital, UCHealth denied any involvement in the cancelation, saying it was “inaccurate” to say otherwise.
Ferraro also said in a statement that the event drove 3,000 tickets sold. Now, she’s pleading for those who bought tickets to ask for refunds.
“We are encouraging our supporters to request refunds for their tickets and not attend an event that no longer welcomes families,” she said.
Julie Bailey, vice president of Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, said the team emailed the two organizations at 10:30 a.m. local time Friday morning with the news of the cancelation.
“We’re very disappointed,” Bailey told Fox News Digital. “We’ve been working on this several months. We’re just very disappointed.
“This is just a reflection of the culture we’re in.”
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A peek at the equity work in the public school district right down the street from Harvard.
Meet Dena Simmons.
Dena is the founder of LiberatED, which she bills as “a social and emotional learning approach to racial justice and healing. A movement. A collective. A path towards liberation.”
Dena doesn’t believe in capitalism and believes whiteness should be eradicated.
She said so in a webinar she gave with Haymarket books that has over a quarter million views. Other videos on their channel include “Learning as Rebellion: Resisting Right Wing Attacks on Higher Ed Across America” and “What is the Relevance of the Russian Revolution Today?”
Some of her Quotes
“Being an abolitionist is anti-capitalism because there’s a connection between capitalism and slavery…and honestly, to me that’s whiteness. And we have to eradicate whiteness, abolish whiteness as well.”
Dena states that equity is about the “redistribution of resources so that the outcomes are different” (a fundamentally Marxist concept regarding equality of outcomes rather than equality of opportunity) from the CASEL Social Emotional Learning conference in 2019.
She also stated that the schools have blood on their hands because they are “seeped in whiteness” and that “white folks don’t like to be uncomfortable.”
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The Ohio Supreme Court just refused to accept jurisdiction over Oberlin College’s appeal (the Court also refused to hear the Gibsons’ appeal seeking to reinstate the full punitive damages award). It was a 4-3 decision, and it means the Gibsons now can collect approximately $36 million.
On behalf of the Gibson family and the trial team, Truth Still Matters, David can still overcome Goliath.
We and the Gibson family are gratified that all judges on the court of appeals and the majority of the Ohio Supreme Court recognized the rights of individuals rather than the bullying tactics of the big institutions.
The team went on to say:
“Oberlin tried to frame this case with claims and issues that weren’t on trial. This has never been a case about a student’s first amendment rights. Individuals’ reputations should never be sacrificed at a false altar of free speech. The Gibsons and the entire State of Ohio should appreciate that the jury, a unanimous Ninth District Court of Appeals, and a majority of the Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court recognized that the deplorable conduct of Oberlin College could not be camouflaged by misleading claims of free speech.”
“The jury recognized Oberlin College’s bullying tactics. The students admitted their misconduct, but Oberlin College could never admit that they were wrong. They presumed that they could bring the Gibsons to their knees. The power of truth has enabled the Gibson family to survive Oberlin’s onslaught.”
The college has yet to return calls from news sources
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However, there is growing concern among many doctors and other healthcare professionals as to whether this is, in fact, the best way to proceed for those under aged 18, in particular, with several countries pulling back on medical treatment and instead emphasizing psychotherapy first.
Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD (@DrLauraEL), a prominent gender therapist who has recently expressed concern regarding adequate gatekeeping when treating youth with gender dysphoria, agreed.
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California doctor and father of two Houman Hemmati slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom for “political posturing” after state lawmakers advanced a bill that would make California a “refuge” for children seeking gender-affirming treatment. Hemmati joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss the legislation and why he believes the effort is political as rumors swirl regarding the 2024 presidential election.
HOUMAN HEMMATI: I think a lot of it is political posturing on the part of the governor during an election cycle and in preparation for a potential presidential run. Really, what is this change? I don’t think materially, it changes very much at all… California wasn’t really enforcing other states’ laws to begin with. And I don’t think this was ever a state that was going to try to extradite parents or kids for breaking some other law, especially when it had basically no sense in this state to enforce. And so really, I don’t see this as a big deal at all. It seems more of a political move.
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New federal data reveals that 9-year-olds’ reading and math scores have declined significantly across the board since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The results show the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first-ever score decline in mathematics, the National Center for Education Statistics said.
In other words, no group of high- or low-performing students was spared from a decline in performance by the pandemic and remote schooling.
“The big takeaway is that there are no increases in achievement in either of the subjects for any student group in this assessment. There were only declines or stagnant scores for the nation’s 9-year-olds,” said Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics.
And the pandemic’s disruptions to education are the reason.
“It’s clear that COVID-19 shocked American education and stunted the academic growth of this age group of children,” Carr said. “We don’t make this statement lightly.”
Her agency’s experts agreed that “no other factor could have had such a dramatic influence on student achievement in a relatively short time period,” Carr said.
The data also confirms the predicted widening of the achievement gap – particularly between Black and white students – during the pandemic. And it shows significant declines in reading and math scores for disadvantaged students, who were hit hardest by widespread pandemic-related school closures.
“The achievement gap between white and Black students widened in 2022 because Black students experienced a sharper decline in test scores than their white counterparts,” Carr said. And achievement for Black children is “significantly worse than their counterparts from two years ago,” she said.
“In fact, the declines from this assessment show that students in 2022 are performing at a similar level to two decades ago,” said Carr, adding that the report shows even high-performing student scores declined for the first time in the past decade. “They also represent the first-ever decline in mathematics and one of the largest-ever declines in reading since the long-term trend assessment was first given in the 1970s.”
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YAF students at Clovis Community College, represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education (FIRE), filed the lawsuit Thursday.
“Clovis tried to put up barriers against our ideas because administrators didn’t like them,” said YAF-Clovis founder Alejandro Flores. “But that’s the opposite of what a college should do. Our college should encourage us to discuss and sharpen our ideas, not shut down the conversation.”
So today, our students at Clovis Community College, the YAF chapter there, announced that they are suing their school, specifically the administrators and the president of the college for basically discriminating against them, for having conservative ideas. Now, what this kind of bring back to you is the fact that the school removed posters, that the conservative students hung around campus promoting anti-communism ideas. So we’re memorializing all the lives lost in communist countries. And the school took them down because someone complained, saying they were offensive. Then we flash forward to another situation where the chapter wanted to hang up pro-life fliers around the time of the Dobbs decision being discussed and brought before the Supreme Court. And the school refused to approve those posters to be hung and instead told them that they could hang the fliers on this so-called free speech kiosk, which is like in the middle of nowhere on campus, not very well traveled and really rundown area. So we’re seeing here that conservative students are being treated like second-class citizens. And these students said enough is enough. We’re going to sue our administrators because we will not be tolerating this behavior.
The irony here is that really the school is kind of becoming an authoritarian state by not allowing them to hang up these fliers. And what was revealed actually in a public records request done by Young America’s Foundation showed that administrators were kind of scheming behind closed doors. One of them wrote in an email that he would, quote, gladly take the fliers down after people complained about them.
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