We found numerous places this week where we are seeing good news.
Schools awarded money from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency within USDA, must specify in their policies that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is prohibited, the department confirmed. It also said allegations of such discrimination must be investigated.
Now states are pushing against the demand for “correct” ideology to be linked to state provision of food and nutrition.
“We all know the Biden administration is dead-set on imposing an extreme left-wing agenda on Americans nationwide,” Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who is leading the 22-state lawsuit, said in a statement as seen by UPI new outlet. “But they’ve reached a new level of shamelessness with this ploy of holding up food assistance for low-income kids unless schools do the left’s bidding.”
The 22 states, which are mostly Republican-controlled, named in the lawsuit are Indiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
The disparity in contagiousness was particularly pronounced between the unvaccinated and individuals who did not receive a booster shot.
The findings were published in a letter to the editor signed by dozens of doctors from a variety of hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in June.
When the data was separated into the categories “unvaccinated,” “vaccinated,” and “boosted,” individuals who did not receive a Covid-19 vaccine were contagious for a shorter period of time.
“I feel it is our job to lead, and I support the power of choice,” Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse said Monday evening after the vote, Fox News reported. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger also opposes universal mask mandates.”The current COVID-19 wave is different from other ones: many people are getting infected, but the majority are not becoming seriously ill,” she said in an open letter Monday.She also said mask mandates are “polarizing and unenforceable,” and are not supported by the data.
QUOTE: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been heavily criticized by those on the Left for fighting back against mask and vaccine mandates. He was censored by Big Tech and vilified by Democratic politicians who claimed Paul’s efforts to not “trust the science” was detrimental to the country. Yet, over time, as more and more data have become available, it is evident that it was the Democrats who were harmful to the country, not the Kentucky Republican. Consider the recent admission by Dr. Deborah Birx regarding the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Birx, the former White House COVID response coordinator, stated in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News that she knew the vaccines wouldn’t stop infections. Birx’s comments align with what Paul was saying last year regarding the vaccines and the sycophantic nature in which Democrats were pushing them on the public.
“I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection,” Birx said. “And I think we overplayed the vaccines, and it made people then worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization. It will. But let’s be very clear: 50% of the people who died from the omicron surge were older, vaccinated.”
Consider Paul’s comments in an exchange with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra last September. Paul challenged Becerra on the efficacy of vaccines compared to natural immunity. At the time, Paul was one of only a few people who challenged those in charge, and he was criticized, condemned, and vilified by many left-wingers for it. Some even claimed Paul’s words were causing people to die. As it turns out, Paul was right, and they were wrong.
QUOTE: Projections from the Office of Student Enrollment, shared with The Post Friday, showed the city Department of Education expects to enroll roughly 28,100 fewer students this fall, and another 2,300 students by the end of the school year.
“We have a massive hemorrhaging of students — massive hemorrhaging. We’re in a very dangerous place in the number of students that we are dropping,”Mayor Eric Adams said.
Roughly 120,000 students have fled the public school system over the last five years, according to the DOE.
Officials also pointed to national trends of decreased enrollment, attributing that to diminished birthrates, a lack of affordability, and relocations during the pandemic.
QUOTE: After spending 9 months in a windowless basement after involuntary transfer to a school that didn’t want me, the Providence School District has given up fighting my legal grievance. Starting September I will have a permanent classroom assignment. Now, I can continue to teach children the truth about this great nation.
QUOTE: On July 13, 2021, I blew the whistle at Legal Insurrection on how a new Critical Race curriculum in the Providence, Rhode Island, middle school where I taught was creating racial hostility, turning students and staff against me because I was white, and turning students against their country.
My students, almost all of whom were minority, started calling me “America” because I was white — You are America, they would say, we are not. How could I keep silent seeing what the Critical Race curriculum was doing to the students and our society?
My story gained national print and television coverage, and even international media attention.
What followed was a year of retaliation, harassment, intimidation, and involuntary transfer to another school where there was no teaching position for me. I was forced to spend a year alone in a windowless empty school basement resource room, as students and staff passed by and gawked at me like I was some strange caged zoo animal, audibly mumbling how I was that ‘racist’ teacher they had been warned about.
I fought the district legally with the help of James Peterson at Judicial Watch, and I am emerging from the basement victorious, with a full-time regular classroom assignment. I am unbowed, and more committed to fighting the CRT scourge than ever before.
QUOTE: As the 2022 midterms loom ever closer, Republicans have increased their generic ballot lead by two points in the last fortnight. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll, released Friday, reveals that voters are ready to cast a ballot for Republicans over Democrats by a 10-point margin — 49% to 39%. This is a two-point improvement from the July 9 survey, which had generic Republicans up over Democrats by eight points (47% to 39%).
The last time control of Congress changed hands, in 2018, Democrats held a seven-point generic Congressional ballot advantage among likely voters in July (47% to 40%). The spread tightened to a statistical dead heat by Election Day. When the dust settled, Republicans had increased their hold on the Senate while Democrats had won a slim majority in the House.
But things are looking decidedly redder going into the 2022 midterm season.
The Republican lead on the congressional ballot is due both to greater GOP partisan intensity and a 17-point advantage among independents. While 89% of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate, just 79% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, however, 44% would vote Republican and 27% would vote Democrat, while 10% would vote for some other candidate and 20% are undecided.
QUOTE: Texas added the greatest number of jobs in the oil and natural gas industry in June in recorded state history.
More than 6,100 jobs were added in the upstream oil and natural gas sector from May to June, the highest monthly increase in recorded state history. The Texas Workforce Commission has been recording job data since 1990.
The last monthly industry jobs report record was broken in June 2011 when it added 5,600 jobs.
“U.S. policymakers are placing undue demands on energy producers,” Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) president Ed Longanecker said. “If we want price stability, and if we want to ensure a secure domestic energy supply, we need a stable regulatory environment in the U.S. Policymakers and the current administration must stop vilifying our industry and should work collaboratively with operators to develop a coherent federal energy policy strategy, including opening federal leasing, approving permitting for energy infrastructure and again providing the regulatory certainty needed to support long-term investments that are necessary to address our own energy needs and those of our allies abroad.”
QUOTE: A federal judge has allowed an election transparency initiative to publish voter registration records publicly online to move forward despite objections from New Mexico election regulators.
Granting the preliminary injunction Friday, District Judge James O. Browning blocked defendants New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver from prosecuting the plaintiff, Voter Reference Foundation (VRF), for publishing information it has already obtained as the case moves forward.
Following the judge’s ruling, VRF issued a press release Monday stating that New Mexico’s voter registration list would be republished on its VoteRef.com website, where most other states’ voter registration data is publicly available.According to the release, VRF initially published the New Mexico data in December 2021 but took it down in March after Oliver referred the organization for prosecution and alleged via social media that VRF had broken the law.
In response, the election integrity group filed a lawsuit. “We won’t be intimidated by politicians who, for some reason, don’t want to give the people of their state easy access to election records they pay for,” said Doug Truax, founder and president of Restoration of America, which created VRF. “We’re committed to publishing the voter rolls in all 50 states, so the public can scrutinize the most important function of their government – running fair and accurate elections.”
“I’ve told [them] the same thing I tell my kids, the boys, the girls, same thing I tell our players, our staff members. I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned to go through with it, go through with it. Let that unborn child be born, and if at that time, you don’t feel like you can care for it, you don’t have the means or the wherewithal, then Sarah and I will take that baby,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh, a practicing Catholic whose top priorities are “faith, family, and football,” said that to just ignore the truth about abortion would do a serious injustice to a “life-or-death type of issue.”
“I believe in, and I respect, people’s views. But let’s hear them. Let’s discuss them because there’s passion on both sides of this issue. So when you combine that with respect, that’s when the best results come. … [I’m] just contributing to that conversation and that communication, which I think is really important, in my opinion,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh’s decision to walk the walk instead of just talk the talk is something thousands of Christian families in America have done. But not even the coach’s generous offer to open his “big house” to any child who needs a place to grow and learn was enough to evade criticism from pro-abortionists in sports media.
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