Criminal Watch: Tish James takes Ball out of his sight
“New Yorkers are suffering from an epidemic of violent crime… and what is Attorney General Letitia James doing about it?” asks AJ Caschetta at National Review. “In defense of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in its efforts to prevent its own members from speaking to reporters about the potentially illegal activities of the group’s leaders.” James credits simple investigative journalism to CAIR’s activities ” infiltration” and treats the journalists concerned as “a government agency and not an investigative news organization”. And while “subway smugglers, armed teenagers … and car thefts” plague New York, “James has used her office and political clout to trick investigative reporters into dropping their investigations and reporting while joining a group with.” close ties to Hamas. wood shavings!”
Foreign Desk: Putin’s Energy Heist
“There is more than one way to dominate Ukraine” warns David Knight Legg of the Wall Street Journal. Conventional wisdom has it that Vladimir Putin “foolishly went too far” but “under cover of the larger conflict” “he is taking full control of Ukraine’s vast, extremely valuable energy resources and intends to integrate them into the Russian supply chain, on which Europe now depends. Indeed, “this war is or will be an energy robbery.” If Putin keeps the territory he has seized, he will “control all of Ukraine’s offshore oil, its critical Azov Sea ports, the Kerch Strait, 80% of the Black Sea coast, and all critical power processing and shipping infrastructure.”
Economist: Nobel laureates owe us an apology
Back when Congress was considering President Biden’s Build Back Better bill, remembers Carl Schramm at The Hill, Joseph Stiglitz and 16 other Nobel laureates in economics assured us that all the new money pouring into the economy poses no threat of inflation. Their “alleged authority has been used to lend credence to the President’s perpetually twisted story about inflation – that it’s ‘temporary’, good for the economy, a ‘high-class problem’, Putin’s fault for invading Ukraine” or greed for oil and food companies. Surely they knew that such excuses are “wrong” and that inflation is a “tax” that hits the poor hardest. But “don’t expect any mea culpa” from Stiglitz & Co. in the foreseeable future: economists know that they “can be wrong, really are wrong and never pay a price”.
Libertarian: Princeton’s Cancel-Culture Sellout
“Last December, Princeton University was scheduled to host an exhibition of 19th-century Jewish-American artwork provided by Leonard Milberg.” notes Reason’s Robby Soave. But school officials objected to “the inclusion of artwork by two 19th-century Jewish Americans who had served as soldiers in the Confederate Army during the Civil War,” and Milberg promptly withdrew. Why? Because without these artists it would have been impossible to have “an accurate exhibition of 19th-century Jewish-American art.” Yet “history is full of flawed people who nonetheless made important contributions to literature, art, science, and philosophy.” And the arts had nothing to do with the Confederacy, but the university surrendered to its vice provost for “institutional justice and diversity anyway ’ and ‘an important learning moment was lost’.
Boundary Strike: Joe’s mayhem sure looks intentional
“Over the past 14 months it has become clear that the Biden administration has no interest in securing the border,” Chad Wolfe files a lawsuit with the Washington Examiner. The end of Title 42 guarantees “an additional wave of illegal immigrants” after a year in which “the highest number of illegal arrests was recorded”. And “millions in taxpayers’ money are being allocated to legally represent migrants who are contesting their deportation from the United States.” And a recent shift in the assessment of asylum claims “is likely to result in a larger number of illegal immigrants with dubious asylum claims being brought to the US.” Sure it looks like “chaos” by “deliberate design”.
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