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Political zealots seek to erase MLK’s history
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Political zealots seek to erase MLK’s history

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Modern-day ISIS in America is not just hellbent on obliterating the history of our Founding. They are also determined to destroy our more recent history — both our darkest struggles and our most brilliant shining moments. They seek to replace 1776 with “1619” — to keep slavery alive. And they want to erase the stunning successes born out of the painful Civil Rights Movement. President Biden recently claimed that Republican efforts to secure Americans’ voting rights were “the worst challenge to our democracy since the Civil War.” Tell that to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, or 14-year-old Emmett Till. Asking voters to provide government ID to cast ballots, he said, is a “21st Century Jim Crow assault.” Really? So says a wealthy white liberal who never got ...
Biden’s call to fund police muffled by anti-cop talk, fear of Congress’ policing overhaul
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Biden’s call to fund police muffled by anti-cop talk, fear of Congress’ policing overhaul

President Biden’s offer of $350 billion in federal coronavirus aid to hire more police to fight a national crime surge isn’t the answer for Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. The sheriff is grappling with a wave of deadly violence and a wave of anti-police sentiment that is scaring off police recruits. “We have six dead kids since September due to gang violence,” Sheriff Knezovich said of his once quiet community in Washington state. “You had a summer last year when all of law enforcement got painted with one brush, and young people are taking a very hard look at whether this is what they want to do.” The stalemate in Congress over Mr. Biden’s proposed racial justice makeover of policing isn’t helping the recruitment problem. Instead, it leaves big question marks over the restrictions...
U.S., allies say Chinese intelligence service behind massive Microsoft hack
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U.S., allies say Chinese intelligence service behind massive Microsoft hack

The Chinese Ministry of State Security intelligence service was behind a major international cyberattack this year involving tens of thousands of computers penetrated through security flaws in Microsoft software, the White House charged Monday in coordination with a group of major U.S. allies. Beijing also is employing contract Chinese hackers to carry out ransomware attacks in financial crime schemes, said a statement kicking off a major publicity campaign targeting what U.S. officials say are extensive Chinese state-linked hacking operations around the globe. “Today, the United States and our allies and partners are exposing further details of the PRC’s pattern of malicious cyber activity and taking further action to counter it, as it poses a major threat to U.S. and allies’ economic and...
Without a constitutional map, Americans will be lost
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Without a constitutional map, Americans will be lost

ANALYSIS/OPINION: One of the most disturbing bits of news in recent weeks comes from Washington, D.C., and the National Archives Task Force on Racism.  In a little-noticed report issued in late June, this task force argued that our nation’s Capitol Rotunda is an example of “structural racism.”  The proposed solution to America’s sin of stating that all men are created equal and endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights is to “reimagine the Rotunda” and to post “trigger warnings” to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.” And there you have it. If you need any more proof that America’s nation-hating elites (but I repeat myself) have completely lost their way and have no idea as to the hell to which they are lead...
COVID-19 positive Texas Democrat says illness shows ‘sacrifice’ for ’cause of democracy’
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COVID-19 positive Texas Democrat says illness shows ‘sacrifice’ for ’cause of democracy’

A Texas House Democrat who came down with the coronavirus after fleeing to the nation’s capital said Sunday that her diagnosis shows the “sacrifices we are willing to make for the cause of democracy.” State Rep. Celia Israel confirmed in a statement that she was one of the five Texas Democrats who have tested positive since for COVID-19 since flying Monday to Washington, D.C., to prevent the Republican-controlled House from voting on an elections bill. She thanked her Republican friends in Texas for their well wishes and her Democratic colleagues “for taking very good care of me during my quarantine.” “More importantly, I hope this instance highlights the sacrifice we are willing to make for the cause of democracy,” said Ms. Israel. “I would not change anything to protect the right to vote...
Not just the money: Ransomware a growing political threat to U.S. interests
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Not just the money: Ransomware a growing political threat to U.S. interests

The rising frequency of ransomware attacks against private companies involved in banking, gasoline supplies, beef production and other crucial business may feel like an overhyped national security threat, but a growing number of experts are warning that the attacks represent a cyberwar trend that U.S. adversaries are poised to exploit not for money but for serious geopolitical gain. Analysts predict that as the scope and sophistication of the incidents grow in the coming months and years, states such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are likely to accelerate the use of ransomware to exact foreign policy concessions either directly from Washington or from U.S. allies around the world. “I think it’s a matter of time before key adversaries like Iran and North Korea are leveraging ra...
‘Reminiscent of the Obama administration’: Cyberattackers ignore Joe Biden’s red lines
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‘Reminiscent of the Obama administration’: Cyberattackers ignore Joe Biden’s red lines

President Biden’s tough talk against cyberattacks from Russia has not stopped an onslaught of ransomware and hacks from hitting the U.S., cybersecurity professionals say. Mr. Biden said U.S. critical infrastructure was off-limits for Russia-based attackers and repeatedly admonished Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action against cyberattackers. The effort has failed to yield an observable deterrent effect, said Michael Ellis, a former top lawyer at the National Security Agency appointed by President Trump. “I think it was a little naive perhaps to think that just Biden telling off Putin would actually lead to anything in and of itself,” Mr. Ellis said. “One fault of the Biden administration’s policy so far: Their approach does appear to be again reminiscent of the Obama administrat...
House gets back to work Monday with much to do, little time before its next vacation
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House gets back to work Monday with much to do, little time before its next vacation

House members return on Monday with just nine workdays scheduled before departing again for a month-long summer vacation, giving lawmakers a short time to do a lot, including holding the first hearing by a select committee on the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer laid out several initiatives Democrats hope to make progress on before the August recess, including measures on clean drinking water and speeding up the visa process for Afghan interpreters who aided the U.S. military. “We will have a very busy July in the House as our majority continues to consider essential legislation aimed at tackling our most pressing challenges and delivering results for the people,” Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, wrote to his colleagues. The House also will be vying to influenc...
Rep. John Thompson, Minnesota Democrat, lands in political mire after racial-profiling allegation
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Rep. John Thompson, Minnesota Democrat, lands in political mire after racial-profiling allegation

Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson won election in November on the strength of his reputation as a racial-justice activist, but his latest racism allegations against a police officer now threaten his budding legislative career. A routine traffic stop for a missing license plate on July 4 became the biggest political story in the state after Mr. Thompson accused the officer who pulled him over of racial profiling, resulting in the release of records that raised questions about whether the lawmaker legally resides in his district or even in the state. Mr. Thompson gave the officer a Wisconsin driver’s license, one that he has carried for at least 20 years, that lists his address in Superior, Wisconsin. Under state law, he must reside in his East St. Paul district to represent it in the state...
Schumer pressures Dems to wrap up infrastructure, reconciliation before August recess
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Schumer pressures Dems to wrap up infrastructure, reconciliation before August recess

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is pressing Democrats and Republicans to wrap up negotiations on a conventional infrastructure bill and a “human infrastructure” bill ahead of the August recess. Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said Thursday that he was setting a hard deadline of next week for both deals so they could be presented to the Senate for consideration. “All parties involved in the bipartisan infrastructure bill talks must now finalize their agreement so that the Senate can begin considering that legislation next week,” he said. “I am setting the same deadline next Wednesday for the entire Senate Democratic Caucus to agree to move forward on the budget resolution with reconciliation. … The time has come to make progress, and we will.” The deadline adds pressure to senator...