Month: December 2021

A law enforcement officer observes the scene where two women were shot on Christmas morning in Chicago, Ill., December 25, 2021. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) After 13 cities broke their homicide records in 2021, politicians and police departments find themselves trying to answer the million-dollar question: Why? Experts say staffing shortages from police retirements and resignations driven
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Alaska governor Mike Dunleavy at an event in Anchorage in January 2020 (Yereth Rosen/Reuters) Alaska governor Mike Dunleavy accepted the endorsement of former president Donald Trump on Thursday, including Trump’s condition that the Republican governor cannot endorse Republican senator Lisa Murkowski in her reelection bid in the state. Trump announced in a statement that Dunleavy,
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(dkfielding/Getty Images) The Cook Political Report released several ratings on Thursday showing the GOP as the clear favorite to take control of the U.S. House in the 2022 midterms. Three Democratic-held districts have fallen into the “lean Republican column,” while another two are in the “likely Republican” column. Meanwhile, just one Republican-held district currently leans
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In the latest possible escalation of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the country has launched a rocket into space, which was carrying ‘research devices’ according to Iranian state television. The launch drew condemnation and remarks of concern from a number of Western democracies, who are concerned that the launches violate U.N. Security Council resolutions and may represent
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A series of animal studies released in recent days regarding the Omicron variant all point to the same conclusion: that while Omicron is highly infectious, it is significantly less lethal than any previous variant of COVID-19 because it causes much less damage to the lungs, according to the New York Times. The Times highlighted a
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This was CNN cognitive dissonance on steroids — with a booster shot of hypocrisy. Picture this. In its 7 am hour, New Day brought on CNN medical analyst  Dr. Jonathan Reiner who called the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration a potential “superspreader” event that is “completely unnecessary” and “unwise.” Reiner called omicron “the most
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In September, when Joe Biden announced a federal vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees, a clear majority of the public supported Biden’s mandate, according to Gallup. That poll showed 58 percent favoring Biden’s mandating vaccination or weekly testing of employees. A Morning Consult-Politico poll released last month showed that while most Americans still supported
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Outside an emergency-room entrance in New York City, December 24, 2020 (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) I have written frequently here about how the medical establishment has been promoting policies that would discriminate against white people to promote “equity” (for example, this piece in the New England Journal of Medicine and this one in The Lancet). Now, the
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Two things are undoubtedly true in Washington, D.C.: 1. Many people are scared of the omicron wave, and 2. There are not nearly enough COVID tests to meet the demand. This combination has created a problem that may end up having deadly consequences: Emergency Rooms packed with patients who are there solely to get a
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Although it is still too early to say for sure, the early data suggests strongly that the Omicron variant, while more infectious than its predecessors, is significantly less deadly. Nevertheless, as the variant causes yet another wave of COVID-19 positive test results, many parents with students in districts where states have not required schools to
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Anthony Fauci directly funds research by Chinese military scientists. Research grant number R01AI098775 “RBD recombinant protein-based SARS vaccine for biodefense” amounting to over $1 million per year was awarded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to Professor Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine as the Project Leader. One
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Workers add the number 2 to the numerals above Times Square ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City, December 26, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) Less fanaticism, more restraint, and more moderation — not the worst idea for a new year’s resolution. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T his year, I will celebrate New Year’s Eve
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(Reuters/YouTube) An unavoidably incomplete compendium Dear Weekend Jolter, This is a risky endeavor, to compile a listicle of colleagues’ best, most influential, and/or most widely read work. Many excellent articles inevitably get omitted, feelings are bruised, professional relationships are frayed, debts are called in for spotted bar tabs, threats are issued by letter, mysterious accidents
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An 18-year-old carjacking and robbery suspect was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, this week after his disappointed mother reportedly tipped off police about his involvement, saying she “did not raise him like that.” What are the details? Isaiah Jamal Foster of Richfield was charged Thursday on counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery and third-degree assault
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A deal has been reached between Virginia officials and the city of Richmond to transfer ownership of Confederate monuments to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the agreement on Thursday, stating in a press release that a towering statue of Confederate Gen.
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(Natural News) Lawmakers in New York are preparing to vote on a bill that will allow authorities to act upon unvaccinated individuals. These acts include – but are not limited to – the removal of people identified as carriers or communicable diseases and those potentially dangerous to public health. The bill is included in the agenda for the
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(Natural News) New research suggests that getting infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) omicron variant may help people ward off the more dangerous delta. These findings could have significant implications for countries that are seeing a rise in omicron infections while still battling the delta variant. Researchers took blood samples of individuals infected with the fast-spreading
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(ThitareeSarmkasat/Getty Images) First an aside: My Google Alerts for foster care and adoption sometimes drive me crazy, with links like this that pop up: This Company’s Adoption Program Lets You Foster A Baby Coral In The Bahamas No offense to baby corals, but baby humans need families. 1. Pro-Life Means We Examine What We Can
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A nurse fills syringes for patients as they receive their coronavirus booster vaccinations in Southfield, Mich., September 29, 2021. (Emily Elconin/Reuters) There the New England Journal of Medicine goes again, publishing articles that promote an autocratic health-care system. This time, two bioethicists from the National Institutes of Health (!) ask the question, “Adolescents, Parents, and
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Following a major spike in COVID-19 cases on cruises, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that Americans should “avoid cruise ships, regardless of vaccination status.” The CDC also raised the risk level for cruising to the health agency’s highest warning level, citing “increases in cases onboard cruise ships since identification of the
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In a Thursday interview with China’s state-run CCTV and the official press agency Xinhua, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the U.S. would face “an unbearable cost” for allegedly condoning and abetting “Taiwan independence” forces. Wang said the U.S. has “gone back on its commitment made when it established diplomatic relations with China, condoned and abetted ‘Taiwan
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