So far, most of the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines has focused on the question of whether researchers can develop an effective vaccine in record time.
But maybe we should start asking another question as well: Will enough Americans actually get the vaccine for it to be effective? Continue reading “Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42 percent — a new low”
A nationwide coin shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic has revived a debate: Is now the time to eliminate the penny?
During lockdowns, consumers have stayed home and avoided emptying their piggy banks of coins in exchange for paper money. Shoppers have also opted to rely on credit and debit cards instead of touching cash. Continue reading “New Push to Get Rid of Pennies in Pandemic Coin Shortage”
Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday and Saturday over an anti-Semitic meme posted on the Facebook page of Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP. They called for Muhammad’s removal as head of the local civil rights group.
“This vile behavior from a civic leader is incredibly dangerous for Jewish communities across the world,” said Laura Frank, interim director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In a statement, Frank demanded that the national NAACP remove Muhammad from his post immediately. Continue reading “Jewish groups call for ouster of local NAACP head over anti-Semitic Facebook post”
Breitbart – by Deborah Danan
U.S. Jewry is in a “dangerous place in history,” former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in an interview, and he recommended that the heavy security measures in place for European synagogues be adopted by Jewish houses of worship in the U.S.
He warned that dark times lie ahead for U.S. Jewry — in New York in particular — especially in light of a loss of respect for police officers and massive budget cuts to the police force. Continue reading “Former NYPD Commissioner Warns U.S. Jews in ‘Dangerous Place in History’”
Breitbart – by Joel B. Pollak
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization, has set up a special antisemitism hotline for Jewish staffers at the New York Times and other outlets who are victims of antisemitism from their colleagues.
The ZOA was reacting to the resignation of Times opinion editor Bari Weiss on Tuesday, who left the Times over what she alleged was an increasingly intolerant environment, including antisemitism directed toward her: “My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again,” she wrote. Continue reading “ZOA Sets Up Antisemitism Hotline for New York Times Staffers”
Breitbart – by John Binder
President Trump says he will be signing “a very major immigration bill” within the next month that provides a “road to citizenship” to the roughly 800,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During an interview with Telemundo on Friday, Trump said he is working on a comprehensive immigration plan that will allow hundreds of thousands of DACA illegal aliens to remain permanently in the U.S. and eventually obtain American citizenship. Continue reading “Trump Promises ‘Road to Citizenship’ for DACA Illegal Aliens”
Bill Pullman, star of the 1996 film “Independence Day,” put out a public service announcement urging people to wear their “freedom masks” this 4th of July.
“Hello, America. I may not be your president right now but I’ve got to tell you, the 4th of July is still my favorite holiday and it always will be,” Pullman said in a video posted to YouTube Saturday. Continue reading “‘Independence Day’ Star Bill Pullman Urges People to Wear ‘Freedom Masks’”
This July 4th holiday, Philadelphia honored front-line workers working to fight the coronavirus pandemic with two of its highest honors: The Magis Award given every July 4 and their own mural.
Magis is the Latin word for “the greater universal good” and refers to doing more for others. This summer, there’s no question that nurses, grocery store clerks, sanitation workers, doctors, delivery workers and first responders have done that, said Mayor Jim Kenney on Saturday. Continue reading “Philly Gives Front-Line Coronavirus Workers Magis Award and a New Mural”
WASHINGTON — President Trump spent the Fourth of July weekend sowing national divide, ignoring his failings on the coronavirus and vowing to fight what he branded the “new far-left fascism.”
In a speech at the White House on Saturday evening and an address in front of Mount Rushmore on Friday night, Mr. Trump promoted a version of the “American carnage” vision for the country that he laid out during his inaugural address — updated to include an ominous depiction of the recent protests over racial justice. Continue reading “At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates ‘American Carnage’ Message for 2020”
Breitbart – by Nate Church
Recent Harvard University graduate Claira Janover is complaining of threats against her after she posted a video threatening anyone who told her “all lives matter.”
Janover graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology but came into the national spotlight when she posted a TikTok video attacking people with “the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity, to say ‘all lives matter.’” Continue reading “Harvard Graduate Threatens to ‘Stab’ Anyone Who Says ‘All Lives Matter’”
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday retweeted a video of one of his supporters yelling “White power!,” once again using the vast reach of his social media platforms to inflame racial divisions in a nation roiled by weeks of protests about police brutality against black people and demands for social justice reforms. Continue reading “Trump Retweets Racist Video Showing Supporter Yelling ‘White Power’”
It’s been one month since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, and in some ways, it feels like the Black Lives Matter movement is receding from the headlines. A horrifying attack on a Black teenage girl is enough to remind us that racially motivated violence has gone nowhere, however. Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old EMT and student, was driving her car in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, when a group of white men lit her face on fire. Continue reading “White Men Light Black Teenage Girl’s Face on Fire in Wisconsin”
Terron Boone was distraught when his younger brother was found hanging from a tree in a park near Palmdale’s City Hall last week. Continue reading “A search for answers after deputies kill brother of Black man found hanging from tree”
Breitbart – by Joel B Pollak
News anchor Elex Michaelson of Los Angeles’s FOX affiliate tweeted Monday that he had been told by an executive at ABC News that he could not become a network correspondent because ABC was not hiring white men for the job. Continue reading “TV News Host Says He Was Denied Job at ABC News Solely for Being White”
Breitbart – by Alana Mastragelo
Far-left actor Tom Arnold took to Twitter over the weekend to announce it is time for “white liberal men” to borrow their dad’s hunting rifles “and go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. Continue reading “Tom Arnold: Time to Get Rifles to ‘Go Nose to Nose with Trump’s Gang of Misfit Tools’”
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force sergeant and leader in an elite military security force was armed with homemade bombs, an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and had a desire to harm police when he launched a deadly attack on unsuspecting officers, a Northern California sheriff said Monday. Continue reading “California sheriff: Gunman ‘very intent’ on killing police”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who allegedly traveled to Minneapolis to participate in riots after the death of George Floyd has been arrested and charged with federal counts, after prosecutors say videos posted to his Facebook page showed him handing out explosives and damaging property. Continue reading “Charges: Illinois man went to Minneapolis to riot”
A photo from Thursday night’s protest in downtown Louisville appears to show a line of white women, arms locked, standing between Louisville Metro Police officers and black protesters.
It quickly went viral, shared on social media by organizations like the Kentucky National Organization for Women, where it was shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook. Continue reading “Viral photo shows line of white people between police, black protesters at Thursday rally”
Authorities in Connecticut and Pennsylvania are searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect Sunday after the man was tied to two possible murders.
Peter Manfredonia, 23, is the primary suspect in an attack that killed one man and injured another on Friday in Willington, Connecticut, according to Connecticut State Police. He was allegedly seen leaving the residence where the attack took place. Continue reading “Murder suspect with ‘strong ties’ to Newtown, Connecticut, is manhunt subject”