It’s a wonderful week to be a fed-up parent. In a few states, yesterday was election day. And in Virginia, a notoriously purple state whose elections tend to foreshadow national political changes, we saw something remarkable: a Republican gubernatorial candidate gained ground in the suburbs. Not only that, but Glenn Younkin flipped a blue state red. And fired-up, fed-up parents like you and I are to thank. You see, talking heads and beltway politicos had predicted Republican losses in Virginia’s crucial suburban districts, citing Trump’s poor performance in the suburbs in 2020. However, these “experts” failed to account for the revolution burning in school districts across the country… with suburb behemoths Loudoun and Fairfax County at the epicenter. It’s no coincidence that the successful Youngkin campaign embraced parents’ rights and educational choice as a top issue on the campaign trail. Voters of all political stripes are tired of being subverted by an
Do you dream of rearing your toddler into an antiracist, feminist, leftist activist? If so, you’re in luck: it’s never been easier. The shelves of pretty much every major book retailer in the country are packed with baby books to help you get the job done. Start your child’s woke journey by picking up a copy of Antiracist Baby by Ibram X Kendi. If that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because his book How to Be an Anti-Racist made the rounds heavily in the BLM riots of last summer. Kendi is best known for the theory that there is no such thing as a “non-racist.” He believes there are only racists and anti-racists. This is obviously a crucial message to pass on to toddlers with zero conception of race. Once you and your child solve racism, you’ll want to keep tackling other important left-wing issues, because intersectionality. Enter the Feminist Baby series by Loryn Brantz! If these
For the past two years, the American government has spent most of its energy (and a lot of your money) convincing us that leaving our homes is a heinous act of selfishness. And between the press conference fear-mongering, each new iteration of “fifteen days to slow the spread,” extended school shutdowns, and threats to take away Christmas dinner… they’ve successfully conned a lot of people into believing their lie. For many, the consequences of this lie were felt rapidly. Small businesses were devastated by initial lockdowns, with an estimated one-third closing permanently after shuttering in in the spring of 2020. Test scores in schools dropped off at an alarming rate. Youth literacy declined. Suicide rates and depression diagnoses climbed at a heartbreaking rate. And yet, the world ticked on in its best attempt at a “new normal” in spite of these ill-fated controls. Those with the privilege of a remote-capable job joked about
It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school (or at least logged onto Zoom from their kitchen table), the leaves are turning, and families are nailing down their plans for the holiday season. Enter one Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is back once again to hold the things we love over our heads as collateral for our obedience. This week, he joined CBS’s Face the Nation, claiming it’s “far too soon to tell” whether we’ll be able to gather for Christmas. “We’ve just got to [concentrate] on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time,” he opined. If we don’t comply—that is, refuse to take another 15 days to stop the spread, get vaccinated, isolate ourselves from all we love—the school year is in jeopardy. Restaurants and small businesses
We can probably agree that politicians don’t have a firm grasp on the relationship between their actions and negative consequences. Every now and then, we are given a special reminder of this truth. This week we got one directly from the White House briefing room. For background: as I write this newsletter, a behemoth “reconciliation” bill called the “Build Back Better Act” is making its way through congress. Its 2,465 pages include measures to address climate change, enact massive entitlement expansions like universal childcare and “free” college, and require businesses to provide mandatory paid family leave for employees. Of course, these big-government programs don’t materialize out of thin air. They aren’t funded by good intentions or campaign speeches. Eventually, someone has to foot the bill. That’s why this bill contains provisions to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26% and top capital gains taxes from 20% to 25%.
Have you seen what’s going on in Australia? If not, let me paint the picture for you: this country has some of the strictest lockdown rules in the world right now. For starters, two of Australia’s largest states are testing out an app that would force citizens to check in by sending location data and facial photos to local police, proving adherence to quarantine requirements. To make matters even more terrifying, the state of Queensland is rolling out quarantine facilities called “WellCamps,” where those who test positive for Covid must stay until they’re deemed safe to return to their normal lives… or what’s left of them. Police are even monitoring TikTok to bust people who dare to defy their lockdown orders. The scariest part? We’re not talking about these horrific abuses of civil liberties where you might typically expect them: say, Venezuela, Cuba, Soviet Russia, or China. You know, authoritarian