NEWS - MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021 - NEWS
Macy Gray, Usher, Lupita Nyong'o and other celebs use Juneteenth to celebrate and spread messages and awareness. USA Today
VOA VIEW: The left is going too far - most would not like messing with the US flag.
A new report released by a group of LGBTQ student organizations suggests the urgency for inclusive sex education is greater than ever.
VOA VIEW: Schools should not be teaching anything outside general studies.
A survey after the insurrection in January found that 56% of Republicans agreed that force might be needed to save "the traditional American way of life." LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal media propaganda.
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The U.S. spent $8 billion building an Afghan air force in its own image. But how long can it last after American forces withdraw? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Prices are hot on many of the new Amazon Fire products on sale one day before the main Amazon Prime Day on June 21 and 22. The shopping site is offering early deals on many of the Amazon Fire TV Sticks, the Fire TV Cube and Fire HD tablets. New York Post
The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The CDC needs to be taken out of politics.
It is not just U.S. troops who are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Thousands of private contractors — who help keep the Afghan Air Force flying, among other tasks — are leaving as well. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The problems are yet known.
Benjamin Netanyahu is out of office. But his legacy remains. New York Times
27% of likely Iowa voters say they would vote to reelect Grassley if the election were today, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.
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Some owners of smart thermostats in Texas found temperatures were going up, all done remotely by their power company, according to local TV reports. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Control may not be good.
The Biden administration has rolled out a plan to use taxpayer funds to pay for gender transition surgeries for veterans, sparking a backlash from some conservatives on Capitol Hill and other critics who said the White House should spend the money elsewhere. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced the new ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A major liberal mistake.
Americans are more than happy to celebrate Father’s Day: The National Retail Federation expects the nation to spend a record-breaking $20.1 billion on the holiday — up $3 billion from last year. They will honor a father or stepfather, husband, son, grandfather, brother, friend, godfather or other relative — and ... Washington Times
Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first video announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in the nearly three-minute video on his campaign website. ... Washington Times
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Top diplomats say further progress has been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later abandoned by the Trump administration ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is selling America to Iran and socialists.
Congressman Adam Schiff says "we do have to go more on offense" in response to recent ransomware attacks and cyber threats. CBS
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot, but he is right for a change.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb calls for a "different vaccine delivery strategy" to reach the unvaccinated going into the fall. CBS
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The median White household in the U.S. has $184,000 in wealth, while the median Black household has less than $23,000. Experts say the gap was fostered by generations of enslavement, Jim Crow laws, discrimination and redlining. Correspondent Mark Whitaker explores the issue, and proposals to narrow the gap, including reparations and "baby bonds" or other race-neutral anti-poverty programs. CBS
VOA VIEW: Reparations are for fools.
More than a century-and-a-half after slavery was abolished in the U.S., there remains an intense debate over whether the federal government should compensate the descendants of former slaves, in the form of reparations, and what form those reparations should take. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This is total madness and socialistic.
With the Biden administration eyeing tax raises on capital gains and corporations, Dimensional Funds' Gerard O'Reilly breaks down what he's telling his clients. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is financially destroying the country.
Now as democratic world faces a renewed assault, it's Biden's turn to be Dr. Save-Democracy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is selling out the US.
"The data is clear: If you are unvaccinated, you're at risk of getting seriously ill or dying or spreading it," Biden said from the White House. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fear mongering by Biden.
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A number of workers have used the freedom of working remotely during the pandemic to leave behind their sedentary housing and move full-time into vans. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The nation will face an uproar.
As Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos rocket companies lead a new space race, NASA is working on AI and robotics to farm space plants and feed interplanetary humans. CNBC
Consumer prices are accelerating at their fastest pace in 13 years, and that is going to hit major purchases, investments, and more. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are causing inflation and other financial problems.
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A tropical storm warning has been issued for large swaths of the North Carolina coast as Tropical Depression Claudette continues to dump heavy rain across much of the southeastern US Sunday morning. CNN
Sanders says he wants an infrastructure package with a larger price tag CNN
VOA VIEW: The socialists are causing financial problems.
CNN's Jim Acosta slams Republicans and members of the right-wing media who continue to embrace a false conspiracy theory that claims the FBI orchestrated the Capitol insurrection. CNN
VOA VIEW: Acosta is an idiot.
The head of the police union in Portland shot back against new criticism from City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty – who has spearheaded the local defund police movement – over the recent resignation of all 50 members of the police riot squad, arguing her self-serving agenda endorses violence, “instead of defending our communities and the business owners whose livelihoods were destroyed by the riots.” FOX News
VOA VIEW: The police unions are right.
Some top foreign policy experts have warned that the U.S.-Russia summit may not have only been a perceived win for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could have actually emboldened China. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden has caused a major problem.
O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Simpson belonged in jail.
The city of Evanston, located just north of Chicago, joined communities across the U.S. in celebrating their first in-person Juneteenth parade Saturday, but some have been left wondering why celebrations for the nation’s Independence Day have been canceled. FOX News
VOA VIEW: America has been sold out.
The Backbone Fire in Arizona nearly tripled in size overnight to more than 17,000 acres, officials reported on Saturday. UPI
A group of nearly 60 House Democrats signed a "Statement of Principles" opposing a plan by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to deny communion to lawmakers who support abortion rights. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems and the Catholic Church are on the outs.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can't enforce COVID-19 restrictions on cruise ships, granting a win to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a challenge against the rules. UPI
VOA VIEW: The CDC has gone rouge.
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Systemic racism is a myth created by Dems, liberals and progressives. A professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island delivered a lecture to sailors claiming that systemic racism is “in some ways” rooted in classical liberalism, and that a “focus on the individual” perpetuates it — citing Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in her remarks at the military institution.
Pauline Shanks Kaurin opened her remarks, now available on the U.S. Naval War College channel on YouTube, by telling her virtual audience that “this is not going to be a lecture about the empirical facts of issues of race and gender inequity in this country” and teased that she would be featuring “a quote from the Duchess of Sussex for later.”
“If you’ve been watching CNN, or anything on TV in the last couple of days, you know what I’m talking about,” the professor said in the lecture delivered in March. “If you don’t you should seek that out.” The lecture was given two days after Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a bombshell interview in which Markle alleged that a senior royal had raised “concerns” about the skin color of the couple’s son Archie.