Dr. Mammen, Feist: Simone Biles’ courageous actions will have lasting effect on medical profession, more

By Priya Mammen Simone Biles’ courageous decision this week to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics has brought the mental health of athletes to the world’s center stage. …read more

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Andrea Laurent-Simpson: ‘Dog Mom’ and more – we’re living in multispecies families now. Here’s what it means

By Andrea Laurent-Simpson The evidence of new families – multispecies families – blended with people and pets arrived long before we considered what to call them. …read more

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Black, Bennett, Hanson: Biden, China and Taiwan – how will president respond if ally is attacked?

By Conrad Black As China steadily raises the pressure on Taiwan, curiosity intensifies about the likely U.S. reaction in the event of an outright military invasion of Taiwan by the People’s Republic. …read more

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Greg Gutfeld: Police ‘reforms’ put people’s lives in danger, by pretending not to

By Greg Gutfeld We’re living in a time where we’re told we must reform the police because we assume everything we’re being told about the reforms by the press was urgent and good for us. …read more

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How to be an Anti-Extremist 

By Micah Meadowcroft

One either allows wrongthink to persevere, as an extremist, or confronts wrongthink, as an anti-extremist. There is no in-between safe space of “not extremist.” The claim of “not extremist” neutrality is a mask for extremism.

That’s a very slight paraphrase of a line from Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist. In Kendi’s telling—his version is about racists and antiracists and racial inequities—it’s the air-tight justification for an “anti-racist constitutional amendment” and a consequent “Department of Antiracism” (I wonder who should be in charge of that?). It is also the syllogism that justifies increasingly aggressive deplatforming measures in our digital world. Who wouldn’t want to kick the “extremists” off social media, right? These spaces can’t be neutral about something as dangerous as wrongthink. You’re not an extremist are you?

But at least social media isn’t “real,” or mentioned in the Constitution, the author of “The Conservative Case for Depersoning Everyone to My Right” will say. Twitter and Facebook are private companies, platforms for entertainment. A censor is a government position. Besides, they made fun of me.

But as our digital world increasingly displaces physical space, so that we do in fact live in it, that propositional bit of logic at the top, taken not just as valid but also as true, can be used to justify more and more interventions into “real” life. And by that logic, then, exactly as they are used by our liberal international elite to intervene abroad, ideological non-governmental organizations can take on the role of government here at home. Indeed, it is already happening.

As the Washington Free Beacon’s Santi Ruiz has reported, the online payments system company PayPal and the Anti-Defamation League are partnering with undisclosed nonprofits “to track and disrupt payments” by parties they label extremists. Ruiz writes,

The two groups announced that they would work together to research “how extremist and hate movements” are transferring money online and that the initiative would involve “the establishment and expansion of a coalition with other civil rights partner organizations.” But PayPal and the ADL refuse to disclose the other nonprofits involved beyond the left-wing League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

What we have here are the foundations of a social credit system run not only by unaccountable bureaucrats, but by unaccountable bureaucrats at unnamed nonprofits and NGOs, who can eliminate American citizens’ ability to participate in civil society without their recourse to electoral politics. The legal abyss between what you and I say at the ballot box and what the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt decides is appropriate for the public square is impassable. Indeed, that seems to be much the point of NGO status.

In the midst of terrible religious conflict, upon her ascent to the English throne Queen Elizabeth I is reported to have said, “I have no desire to make windows into men’s souls.” Even as she standardized and regulated public piety, refining the Protestantism of the Church of England, she recognized a distinction between the performance of mandated religiosity …read more

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Joe Concha details ’18-wheeler’ Biden’s history of lies, the media’s silence is deafening

By Joe Concha The Fox News contributor knocks Joe Biden’s claim that he once drove an 18-wheeler and details a laundry list of other apparent lies from the president. …read more

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Texas Democratic State Rep. Dominguez: We’re fighting for something bigger than ourselves

By Alex Dominguez When Gov. Greg Abbott pushed our state into an ill-prepared, ill-informed, and hyper-partisan Special Session after attempting to defund the legislature, my colleagues and I had finally been pushed too far. …read more

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