FLASH: Home Choose Jan 6 Committee subpoenas Home GOP chief Kevin McCarthy, Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep Scott Perry (R-PA), Rep Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep Andy Biggs (R-AZ) as a part of its rising investigationCommittee chairman Rep Bennie Thompson (D-MS) to GOP Chief Kevin McCarthy: “Sadly you declined voluntary cooperation”Committee: Chief McCarthy was in communication with President Trump earlier than, throughout, and after the assault on Jan 6The committee has already accomplished approx. 1,000 interviews. Its public hearings start in lower than a month
How Overturning Roe May Backfire for Republicans
The get together was making headway with suburban ladies on crime, faculties and inflation. Now the abortion debate is entrance and middle.
Sandra Sloan, 82, is the form of voter Republicans are relying on to assist them reclaim this contested part of a newly purple state. But Ms. Sloan, a retired highschool instructor who lives in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood, is uneasy in regards to the get together for one foremost cause.
“I’m a Republican, however I nonetheless consider that it’s a girl’s proper to decide on,” Ms. Sloan mentioned.
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The New York Instances Has Badly Misplaced Its Bearings
Its subsequent editor, Joe Kahn, must get it again heading in the right direction.
When the present editor, Dean Baquet, took excessive job in 2014, American politics nonetheless labored more or less by the identical guidelines that had utilized for many years: The 2 rival events largely agreed on the info; they only interpreted them very in another way.
Enter Donald Trump, on a wave of ignorance, disinformation, and white grievance, taking the Republican Occasion to what had been thought of an extremist fringe of alternate info and conspiracy theories. The variations between the events have been now not about coverage; they have been about reality and lies.
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Ron Johnson wants to maximise his base, and attract some anti-Trump Republicans, to win reelection
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson faces a Wisconsin voters that’s extra detrimental towards him — and extra polarized over him — than ever.
He has misplaced vital floor previously few years with key voting teams similar to ladies, moderates, independents and suburbanites, together with voters within the as soon as lopsided GOP stronghold of the “WOW counties” outdoors Milwaukee.
And the dividing traces over Johnson have deepened since he was final on the poll in 2016.
J.D. Vance, migrant infants and the unhinged GOP enemy hunt
The primary of those bought began when Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) posted photographs depicting baby-formula shortages in shops. Regardless of these hardships, she complained, “they” are sending “formulation to the border.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) then amplified the declare. The administration is offering “child formulation to unlawful immigrants,” he railed, “whereas moms and dads stare at empty grocery retailer cabinets in a panic.”
Besides it’s a crock. As Glenn Kessler shows, in supplying formulation to migrant youngsters, the administration is following the regulation, which requires quickly holding them earlier than switch to guardians. That features mandated nourishment. The Trump administration did the identical.
Republicans don’t say outright that ravenous detained migrant youngsters is preferable, that Biden ought to take formulation away from them and provides it to American dad and mom. So why hyperlink the 2 developments in any respect?
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Truly, the Democrats are fairly good at messaging
The issue is not messaging. The issue is infrastructure.
The established order, no matter that’s, nonetheless bigoted it is perhaps, is within the Republicans’ favor. The established order is within the favor of the individuals who personal probably the most profitable media properties. We have now seen makes an attempt by liberals to create a liberal Fox. Guess what? They’ll’t generate profits.
How the conservative Christian proper is hijacking homeschoolingThe conservative Christian proper has been working arduous to dismantle public education for years.
One of many foremost purveyors of homeschooling was a fundamentalist, Rousas Rushdoony, whose work starting within the Nineteen Sixties in establishing Christian day schools grew into the homeschooling motion. He noticed homeschooling as a technique to reduce the federal government out of teaching Christian youngsters and to arrange them to take their place in a theocratic authorities. Julie Ingersoll, writer of “Constructing God’s Kingdom: Contained in the World of Christian Reconstruction,” says Rushdoony “was one of many mental godfathers of the Non secular Proper, however he’s usually handled like a loopy uncle.”
Loopy or not, homeschooling supplies impressed by Rushdoony’s theology are on sale as we speak to oldsters who homeschool in America, and lots of of these supplies reached dad and mom throughout the pandemic. Cameron’s documentary selling homeschooling isn’t an aberration; it’s half of a bigger undertaking about dismantling the general public training system in the US.