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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee blocked GOP amendments Tuesday that would have prohibited further tax increases until the economy returns to its pre-pandemic condition. Republican Reps. Kevin Hern and Lloyd Smucker introduced the bills as amendments to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package during the committee’s markup of parts of the sweeping
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As the U.S. continues to experience a massive influx of migrants along its southern border, reports indicate that thousands of migrants are congregated under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting to be apprehended by U.S. border authorities. Fox News reported that Border Patrol and law enforcement sources told the outlet that more than
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For a long time, I thought that whatever changes took place on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade would not be overruled outright but rather subjected to death by a thousand cuts. I have changed my mind. Dissatisfaction with the squishy “undue burden” test, which generates dozens of politically charged cases a year, together with
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North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Thursday in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Yonhap News Agency reported. The US State Department condemned the missile launch and encouraged North Korea to “engage in dialogue.” “We remain committed to a diplomatic approach to the DPRK (Democratic Republic of Korea) and
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Today’s politicians want to spend more on everything: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies. President Joe Biden says the handouts will “put more money in your pocket.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they will “protect the planet for the children.” They might. But a disproportionate amount of the money
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A traveler wearing a protective mask speaks with an attendant at the Southwest Airlines check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Wednesday introduced new incentives to get staff vaccinated against Covid-19, following similar policies that had been in
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Biden’s blunder in Afghanistan was so disastrous that it has already inspired musicians to write songs about it. One artist moved to create out of anger and disappointment in the 46th president’s braindead pullout of Afghanistan was lead singer/songwriter of the group “Five For Fighting,” John Ondrasik.  [embedded content] Ondrasik, who wrote the unofficial 9/11
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A captain’s job is simple. Find a crew, find a job, keep flying. That’s a line from the late, great Firefly, about getting by in a totalitarian universe. It’s felt right at home over the past year of COVID, lockdowns, mandates, shutdowns, and the rest that has been unleashed on us recently. The mediocrity occupying
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Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, denied a report that he undermined former President Donald Trump’s command and President Joe Biden threw his support behind the nation’s top military leader. Milley faced calls for his resignation after reporting in a new book claimed that he had called his military counterpart in
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced various mask requirements on Wednesday including that staff, visitors, and children ages 2 and older must wear face coverings at child care facilities. “The requirement applies to New York State Office of Children and Family Services-licensed and -registered child care centers, home-based group family and family child care
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Suddenly not so worried about “climate change”: Antifa terror in Berlin The Antifa terror against the patriotic opposition party “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) continues as the Sept. 26 elections approach : After the Saturday mob attack in Hamburg that left one man hospitzalized, Antifa goons torched the car belonging to the chairman of the “Young
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The Inspiration4 crew in their SpaceX spacesuits, from left: Chris Sembroski, Dr. Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux John Kraus / Inspiration4 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida — SpaceX is set to make history as Elon Musk’s space company prepares to launch four civilians to orbit. They will become the first full crew of non-professional astronauts to fly to
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All three networks on Wednesday trumpeted Gavin Newsom surviving California’s recall election as a “resounding affirmation” and “vindication” for the Democrat’s policies. In contrast, media outlets in 2012 grumbled when conservative Governor Scott Walker defeated a union-backed attempt to remove him in Wisconsin, lamenting all the money spent.  On Wednesday, CBS Mornings journalist Major Garrett touted
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The latest edition of Insanity Wrap — my weekly labor of love — included one of those cringeworthy TikTok videos of some poor, young soul with no clue about who they are, or even about basic biology. In describing his?/her?/their? “gender,” a couple of brand-new terms he?/she?/they? used grabbed my attention. But getting into the
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G.W. Bush spoke out against Trump supporters at the 9/11 ceremony lumping them in with Islamic Terrorism. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021. Donations/Tips accepted and appreciated – $1.00 –  $5.00 –  $25.00 – $50.00 – $100 –  it all helps to fund this website and keep the cartoons coming. Also Venmo @AFBranco – THANK YOU! A.F. Branco has
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Taliban forces walk in front of Afghan demonstrators as they shout slogans during an anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 7, 2021. (Stringer/Reuters) My reader who is trying to get his company’s former employees out of Afghanistan offers another update, and another illustration of the Kafkaesque process for getting an Afghan ally authorization to leave
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Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco says that he will not enforce any vaccine mandate for his department, saying that the government has “no authority to mandate your health choices.” In July, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued a public health order requiring all state workers — including police officers — to provide proof of vaccination
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You can’t eat comfort food forever. Trust me, I’ve tried. Eventually it weighs you down, clogs your arteries, makes your brain sluggish, and causes too many other complications to count. My favorite comfort food is chicken wings — fried, roasted, baked, smoked, grilled, stir-fried, cajun, dry-rubbed, barbecued, lemon pepper, teriyaki, mild, medium, or hot. I’m
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Americans have become quite suspicious of Big Tech’s influence. A recent survey reported on by BreitBart News revealed that three-quarters of American citizens believe that Big Tech companies avoid regulation by using their power to influence Washington, D.C. Americans have become wary of Big Tech’s ability to rig politics in its favor. “Americans across the
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